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University year and Summer Session by the Board in
Control of Student Publications.
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turpitude or to exhume the remains of an un--
fortunate incident in the annals of college jour-
nals. We wish merely to help recall to the public
that it may mistakenly accept a warped state-
ment from a former editor as the gospel of Amer-
ican collegiate journalism; we wish merely to sug-
gest to the public that which we have suggested
before: that Harris is capitalizing on his notoriety
and seeking to squeeze from it every drop of pub-
licity-pleasure and every cent before that no-
toriety fades and his name is forgotten; and we
wish to ask Mr. Harris whether, in his anxiety to
bite the hand that once fed him, he is not over-
;tepping his bounds and basing his argument on a
premise which is, to us at least, obviously false.
Campus Opinion
Letters published in this column should not be
construed as expressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily. Anonymous communications will be disregard-
ed. The names of communicants will, however, be re-
garded as confidential upon request. Contributors are
asked to be brief, confining themselves to less than
300 words if possible.
To The Editor:
It certainly was an unpleasant shock to me to
read your editorial entitled "Roosevelt and Hit-
ler." It would seem much more at home printed
in one of Germany's Nazi-dominated papers than
in a dispassionate, impartial American press.,
The editorial states, " . . . it now appears that
most Jews were persecuted principally because of
their Bolshevistic sympathies."
Was the boycott of Jewish stores, including the
great department stores, a boycott of Communistic
Was the order forbidding all Jewish children
from kindergarten up the right to attend school
justified as a defense against incipient Commu-
nists? (Later this order was recalled due to the
intervention of a horrified German clergy.)
Is the system which removes all Jews from
the government service, and from professorships;
which kicks Jewish doctors out of hospitals, and
drives lawyers from the courts, devised as a de-
fense against the Communists?
Was the law forbidding Jews the right to have
their meat slaughtered according to Jewish ritual
and which also banned the import of Kosher meat
from abroad necessary because there is something
about the taste of Kosher beef which makes men
The Daily says, "How much of the blame for
the Nazi action in this respect (persecution of the
Jews) must be placed upon the chancellor one
cannot say." Yet all of these orders mentioned
above were issued by the Nazi government, and
not by "a certain hoodlum element." One of the
main planks in the platform of the Nazi party,
as printed in its campaign literature, is defi-
nitely Anti-Semitic.
Does the editor honestly believe that Hitler,
known by the world 'to be a wolf, has changed
overnight into a philanthropic sheep-just be-
cause of his last speech delivered, not to the im-
passioned German people, but to a sane world
awaiting his answer to Roosevelt's challenge?
The American press and world press were uni-
formly astounded by the great change that speech
manifested from his usual tirade. In all of his
previous orations, made for German and not world
consumption, his theme has been out and out un-
disguised anti-Semitism.
In the face of these facts-while a horrified
world press condemns the action of Hitler-while
such great papers as the New York Times and
Manchester Guardian stand aghast at his rank
prejudice-the editor of The Michigan Daily com-
placently not only condones his actions, but ac-
tually compares Hitler to Roosevelt. Even the
staunchest Republican would not make such an
attack upon our President. '35 & '33L.
To The Editor:
The members of the retiring Student Council
were men enough not to be bamboozled by the
Michigan Daily into abdicating right in the
middle of their term of office. The majority of
them had enough sense of justice to vote down
the Daily's ex-officio plan, although they were
themselves members of the favored and closed so-
cieties into whose hands the council would be

rThe administration, however, without consult-
ing the student-body, chose a committee of stu-
dents, who, if they made any decisions at all,
lacked that sense of justice. Or perhaps they were
told what to do. In any case, they have pre-
sented us with a government of, by, and for the
'elite'-that is, a Fascist government. And we,
the rabble, have not even the chance to vote it
down-this gift from the powers above us. There
is no more student government; the misleading
name, Student Council, should not be allowed
to the new 'Cabinet of Closed Corporations.'
If we have to have an ex-officio assembly, at
least can it not be drawn from a representative
group of organizations? The Cosmopolitan Club
is an important campus group: The Council of
Religion, the Neuman Club, the Hillel Foundation,
the S.C.A. and the Protestant Church groups are,
every one of them, more serious and more repre-
sentative of the student body than the closed,
secret, big-athlete, play-boy clubs which are now
to 'represent' us. What about the Socialist Club,
the National Student League, and the Co-op-
eratives; these are the most civic-minded and en-
terprising groups on the campus. Scabbard and
Blade represents a point of view which should be
They have given us the worst imaginable ex-
officio set-up. This was said of the original Daily
plan, because members of Michigamua, Druids,
Sphinx, Triangles, Mortarboard, Senior Society
and Wyvern do not represent anybody except
themselves. But the Dean's committee has out-
done the Daily, it has given Triangles, Sphinx,
and Wyvern two seats each!
The other societies-the Union, League, Daily,
Interfraternity Council, Pan-Hell and Tau Beta
Pi-are more nearly representative, but with the
exception of Tau Beta Pi, they represent only one-
third of the campus-the fraternity-sorority

A representative of the Michigan Socialist Club
approached the chairman of the Dean's Commit-
tee, inquiring if there would be a hearing where
students could present proposals for a real council.
He was told that a hearing would be announced
later, but none was.
The Socialists maintain that an ex-offico plan
is wrong in theory, even if it draws from a proper
list of societies. We are anxious to submit a plan
for proportional representation, which is designed
to secure every group with enough interest to
vote, its exact share of representatives on the
council. Proportional representation is the only
scheme yet devised to assure truly representative
assemblies. While the public of this country is not
yet aware of the relative merits of various elec-
toral systems, it would seem that a University
community should take the lead in demonstrating
how a representative assembly can be constituted.
The Socialists are aware of the short-comings of
two party geographical representation, or its par-
allel, a State St., vs. Washtenaw gang fraternity
representation. Democracy is difficult enough
under the most favorable electoral system, but it
can not be called a failure until it has been tried.
No Student Council will be in a position to
take over real responsibility from the Administra-
tion until it has earned the confidence and respect
of the students, administration, and Regents. A
Council elected by proportional representation
would have a possibility of earning that respect.
If a democratic body could not, then why pretend
there is a student council?
We have heard the inside story, how certain
Sphinx and Triangles got together and lobbied the
Daily, how the Daily put through our new gift.
It worked boys, but no one believes that the pres-
ent, if any, ex-officio council can gradually and
honorably assume a share in the government of
the University. Imagine the new Council starting
a co-operative book store!
-Charles A. Orr, Grad.
T he T h ea1tr
Noel Coward is reported to have written "De-
sign for Living" especially for himself and the
Lunts. That is how the inside information boys
have it. However, our private suspicion is that
Coward really had Mr. Kerr, Mr. Powers, and Miss
Heming in mind.
There are remarkable similarities physically
and histrionically between the New York and Ann
Arbor Ottos and Leos, and Tom Powers and Geof-
frey Kerr are consequently able to reproduce the
original performance magnificently. Naturally,
their own personalities give the production here
some slightly different flavor than the New York
one-it would be wrong if they did not. Kerr is
perhaps even quieter as an actor than Noel Cow-
ard, and Tom Powers puts Otto on a better pay-
ing basis intellectually than Alfred Lunt. Lunt
specializes in taking off fluffy-headed romantics;
Powers puts all the unconventional dash and en-
thusiasm in but at the same time makes Otto
more important to the philosophy of the play,
such as it is.
Miss Heming, while presenting a strong con-
trast to Miss Fontanne's conception of the part,
fits the character perfectly with her bright and
bitter wittiness displayed to its best advantage.
HIGH POINTS-Mr. Powers and Mr. Kerr get-
ting a beautiful snootfull at the end of Act Two
-Mr. Powers and Miss Heming gayly seducing
one another shortly before-Otto and Leo telling
of vague, vast travels, Act Three-Frank Comp-
ton and Bertha Frohman in supporting roles-the
fine scenery.
LOW POINTS-The fact that a couple of minor
characters in the Third Act were not so terribly
SUMMARY-A veddy suave, sophisticated play.
It is incredible that so sparkling a comedy*
as Shakespeare's "All's Well That Ends Well"
should have had only one production in Amer-
ica previous to its production by Thomas Wood
Stevens in St. Louis this spring. But such seems

the case.
Otis Skinner, veteran player of Shakespearean
parts, who joined with Director Stevens in search
for an earlier production than the one in St.
Louis, could only find record of a single perform-
ance of the play. The performance was on March
8, 1799, at the old Federal Street Theatre in Bos-
ton. The record came from Harvard's extensive
collections on theatrical literature.
Why, the question naturally arises, has a com-
edy with a title so familiar been omitted from
Shakespearean repertoires in this country? There
are several reasons, two of which show what pro-
hibition's passing notions of propriety can im-
pose. Although the story of how a gentlewoman,
Helena, forces her love on a birth-proud noble-
man, Bertram de Rousillon, seems mild enough
in the post-war theatre, it was regarded as high-
ly improper in the nineteenth century. Girls did
not do the wooing in the Victorian years-at least
not on the stage. Moreover, Helena is not only a
husband catcher; she also appears in the role of a
feminine physician, and the "lady doctor" was
among the unmentionables of a generation ago.
If these objections have not served, the fact
that there is no role for an Edwin Booth or a
Henry Irving would have sufficed. The male stars
used plays with roles for male stars.
Director Stevens is to produce this unfamiliar
play in the repertoire of the Michigan Repertory
Players this summer season, which will be the
third time of recorded production in America. In
all things, the play is characteristic of Shake-
speare. Yet audiences which can repeat whole
passages with Juliet cannot say a line with Hel-
ena. Spectators long familiar with the prank
played on Malvolio find the inquisition of brag-
ging Parolles a wholly delightful discovery. The
result is a centering of interest in the plot, a
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is bent on helping youth, in both the physical and
spiritual sense. The records of the boys who have
had the advantage of his tutelage affords ample
proof of the successfulness of his method.
The Starr Commonwealth is a model institution.
Its director is acknowledged one of the world's
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A good cause deserves support. Tag Day today
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Again, Columbia's
Disgruntled Ex-Edit or. .
REED HARRIS, the man Columbia
expelled for his attitude about ath-
letics and affairs in general as expressed in the
Columbia Spectator, and who, peeved, resigned
again when re-instated, is at it again. Since he
left Columbia, Harris has been publicizing himself
and his methods by -writing sensational articles,
for newspapers not overly discriminate, "expos-
ing" alleged rackets in colleges, and screaming to
the public the lesser but worse side of college life.
His tirades have been largely confined to the
tabloids, but last week a major Chicago daily saw
fit to presents its readers a two-page spread, gar-
ishly illustrated, in which Reed Harris shrieked
to a non-collegiate public a multitude of collegiate
sins which he charged to "paternalism" in the
universities. Pictures and vivid words decried
drinking, wild parties, lowered moral codes, and
sex excesses, caused, according to him, by an over-
strict "paternal" code set up artificially by the
Harris, too eager to capitalize on a name which
the public knows from its newspaper notoriety,
has committed an error in logical order, which to
any sane thinker, will render his writings ridic-
ulous. He has put the cart before the horse. He
has forgotten that there are no laws made against
murders until murders are committed. Briefly, the
Spectator's disgruntled former editor is blaming
a paternalistic attitude for vice. The attitude is
the result of the vice.
It would be futile to enter into a discussion of
the reasons for any of the conditions which Har-
ris describes. Excesses in drinking and moral turp-
itude are certainly in the minority in the conduct
of the average college student, but they do exist;
blame a depression, blame a post-war period,
blame a pendulum swing from the prudishness
of other days-it must be admitted that there is a

Re ligio0usActi vities

State and Washington Streets
Frederick B. Fisher
Peter F.Stair
10:45 - Morning Worship.
-Dr. Charles Clayton Mor-
rison, Editor of the Christian Cen-
No evening service.
1:00 P.M.-Guild devotional service
honoring the Seniors at "TH'IE
MEADOWS. " Leavc Wesley Hall
at 5:30.


Washington St. at 5th Ave.
E. ©. Stellhorn, pastor
9 A.M.--Bible School. Lesson Topic:
9:00 A.M.-Service In the German
Langu age.
10:30 A.M.-Confirmation Service.
3:00 P.M.---Meeting of the Student

Huron and Division Streets
Merle H. Anderson, Minister
Alfred Lee Klacr, Associate Minister
9:30 A.M. - Student Classes at the
Church House.
0:45 AM. -Morning Worshlip: Rev.
Alired Lee Klaer will preach on


East Huron, West of State
R. Edward Sayles, Minis°ter
Howard R. Chapman, University
9:30 A.M.-Th Church Schoo1. Dr.
Albert J. Logan, Superintendent
10:45 A.M. ---;Worship:
Mr. Sayles will preach. Sutject:
12:00 M.-Student group will meet
at, the Guild House. Mr. Chap-
man in charge.
6:00 P.M.-Student Devotional Meet-
ing. M~iss Florence Hwang will give
the address. Social hour and re-
freshiments will follow the pro-

5:30 p.M. - Social

Hour for Young

6:30 P.M.-Young People's Meeting,


(Mj-souri Synod)
Third and West Liberty
C. A. Braucr, Pastor
Sunday, June 4
9:30 AM.-Church School.
9:30 AM.-Service in German
1 n~ .9f A '.f-f nn~ov evie


(Evangelical Synod)
South Fourth Avenue
Theodore Schmale, Pastor
Sunday, June 4
9:00 A.M. - Bible School.






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