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backing the team to the limit -- in the proper way.
But blatant tricks of the paint-bucket category
do notform a proper expression of the idea.
Years ago the fountains of the campus were
K covered with exhortations to "Beat State"; the
freshmen and sophomores did more than make
faces at each other; class "spirit" was a two-edged
sword instead of the rusty bit of foolishness it is
now. Then, these manifestations of "spirit" were
tolerated, perhaps; but now they have become ab-
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1932
That Hurt Everybody,. ..
OST political and economic observ-
ers are of the opinion that a re-
newed popular confidence in business is more
important in the fight against depression than the
outcome of the presidential election. It is safely
assumed that an increased spending of hoarded
money within the United States and the cotin-
ued faith of other countries in our financial sta-
bility are the chief factors to be desired in the
process of regaining prosperity.
In view of this fact, it is unfortunate, as others
have pointed out, that the incumbent administra-
tion on the one hand and those who aspire to
replace it on the other have acted-inconsiderate-
ly, perhaps-to restrain this confidence.
An excellent example of such unfortunate ac-
tion was afforded by Secretary Ray Lyman Wilbur
in the addresses he delivered here. The general
tenor of his statements was that the fate of the
world lies in the outcome of next month's election.
The pictuare he painted was one of a country
hanging on the edge of an ugly precipice. Ac-
cording to his description, the United States is on
the brink of revolution, and has been in a highly
precarious position for the past year. The only
security, he said, lies in the re-lection of Mr.
The strategy of his speeches-and judging from
Hoover's, talk at Des Moines, the strategy of the
Republican party-is to frighten the people into
continuing the present regime. The unfortunate
aspect of this strategy is that it is highly discour-
aging to the desired growth of confidence.
If potential investors are told directly by such
authoritative sources as the President and members
of his cabinet that this country is and has been
oi the verge of ruin, who can lamc them for
guarding their capital a while longer? If those
who are hoarding are told by the Secretary of the
Interior that revolution is in no way impossible,
who con argue that they should invest?
We say that both parties are to be reproached
The fault of the Democratic nominee, Mr. Roose-
velt, is that he has so far refused to commit him-
self on the payment of the bonus. Here again we
inay ask, how can we expect domestic and foreign
confidence when it is vot certain that the man
who may shortly hold the power of veto is opposed
to disastrous inflation?
During the last session of Congress the pros-
pects seemed good for non-partisan remedial leg-
islation. It is to be hoped that the speeches of
President Hoover and Secretary Wilbur, and the
silence of Governor Roosevelt, do' not indicate that
a destructively partisan tone is to be employed
during the remainder of the respective campaigns.
Besides, Red Paint
Won't Beat Anybody..
I N the summer he says it's not the
heat, but the humidity: in the
By George Spelyin
AND THE STAGE SETTING
Like all terms in the theatre, and elsewhere for
that matter, the term expressionism has to con-
tend with a popular as well as an exact meaning.
For there will always be the literary lady, in the
lobby of "Reunion in Vienna," for instance, say-
ing-"Ain't that set just grand it's so expression-
istic of Ileana, don't y' think!" Popular use of no
matter what terms you invent are bound to arise,
and like all popular usages there is a grain of
sense in them. Of course, the lovely modern room
of "Reunion in Vienna" is an "expression" of
Ileana. Rooms are always to a certain extent
emotional expressions of the people who live in
them, and the modern stage designer always trys
to make his sets expressions of this sort. Thus a
setting comes to fit the mood of a play, and we
have the much talked of harmony between the
dramatis personae and the background.
So, in popular speech, every setting tends to be
expressionistic. But in the more strict sense, one
which we must use if we are to get anywhere with
definition, a setting is expressionistic when it is
presented as it appears to the character itself,
when it has no objective reality of its own. A
room may appea to a character in an expression-
istic play to be pushing downward, and he may
talk about this feeling of his throughout the play.
Now we know as an oobjective fact that the room
does not actually push downward, but if the stage
designer makes it appear this way, makes it ap-
pear to the audience as it appears to the char-
acter itself, then this precisely is expressionism in!
stage setting. The setting becomes a part of the
character itself. The "place" of the play is no,
longer a mere background, but actually takes part
in the acting so to speak.,
There is always bound to be one philosopher
reading this column, and he may (if he is that1
kind of philosopher) object to the phrase in the
above paragraph "no, objective reality of its own."t
Now that, for the rest of you, is exactly how all
this expressionism got started. From a feeling
that the greater reality-or the only reality, asr
some thought--was the psychological reality. The
idea undoubtedlyhas some philosophical truth, but
here we are concerned with the novel effects it
wrought in stagecraft. Being a spectacular truthj
it was taken up easily and glorified by stagecraft
which is always lying ready to spurt itself. !
It will be readily seen how, as soon as you give
the setting a "part" in the play, as it were, that
by its spectacular nature might easily come to
jeopardize the actor. And heaven forbid that!
There are two ways to face this problem. Let
heaven forbid it; that is, on the fact that the actor
has always been all-important in productions,
keep stagecraft in subordinate position. Or, like
many big production men, subordinate the actor
to the design, making him but a line or curve in
the total impression. Happily, most producers
cling to the traditional belief that the actor is the
important instrument of the theatre, and through
his body the various human emotions in which the
theatre is so rich can most satisfactorily be dis-
played. It seems rather a pity to sacrifice the
actor before gauds of paint and muslin.
Play Production is now preparing Elmer Rice's!
famous expressionistic play, "The Adding Ma-
chine," for presentation. It will be an occasion to
see how this novel stagecraft figures in the pro-
duction, as it is rare that plays of such an experi-
mental nature are staged on campus.
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300 words if possible.
MEXICO AND CATHOLICISM
To The Editor: .
The splendid editorial entitled: "Mexico's Presi-
dent and Catholicism" in your issue of October
eight has been brought to the attention of the
Most Rev. Michael J. Gallagher and he has in-
structed me to convey to you his sentiments of
deep appreciation for the fair, tolerant, and intel-
ligent manneri which you have dealt with this
He has instructed me to forward the copy to
The Michigan Catholic for reprint in the issue of
this week. The Bishop feels that all the Catholic
readers of his Diocese should know of the tribute
.you have paid to Pope Pius XI and the Catholic
He wishes me to assure you of his sincerest
gratitude, for he feels that your editorial will be
very enlightening and instructive to many read-
ers, who may not be very familiar with the status
of Mexican politics.
With kindest regards, I am,
John M, Doyle
By Wood Conway
SORORITY houses at the University of Minn-
esota are d i s c a r d i n g their "open window"
policy, which has resulted in an epidemic of
second-story purse robberies. Minneapolis police
are searching for the climbing burglars, who have
already made nightly excursions to bedrooms in
the Theta, Alpha Phi, and Pi Phi houses. So far,
the robberies have netted $93.
T HE University of Wisconsin's athletic associ-
ation has kicked in with $3.000 refund to buy-
ers of athletic tickets. This was announced last
week after instructions came from the federal
government, as a result of recent legislation, to
refund 10 per cent of the puchase price. Maybe
all this talk about Michigan ticket stubs being
worth 20 cents apiece is.really true. The chances
are, however, that there would be no refund on
VOTERS of the state of Oregon will decide the
fate of the University of Oregon at the election
Nov. 8. The Zorn-Macpherson school moving bill,
which provides for a merger of two or more of the
leading colleges in Oregon, will be voted on at
University of Oregon Students are now cam-
paigning all over the state in an effort to defeat
the move. The Oregon Daily Emerald brands the
impending legislation as "vicious." If this sort of
thing becomes a custom in these days of depres-
sion there will be only one school in the state-
U. M. S. C.
"rl HIS cutting up must stop!" said the mayor of
Stillwater, Okla., to the students of the Okla-
homa Agricultural College. It seems that the Stu-
dents had been doing too much nocturnal sere-
nading, and the taxpayers of Stillwater wanted to
sleep. "Citizens of Stillwater pay taxes and they
have a right to sleep," continued the mayor.
"Their slumbers are far from tranquil when stu-
dents sing and shout in the streets."
* * *
THERE seems to be an increasing trend in stu-
dent circles toward Norman Thomas. A recent
straw vote held at Syracuse University gave
Thomas a good majority; a poll of the University
professors and instructors also showed a Social-
istic tendency. The Colgate Maroon carried an
e d it o r i a 1 a few days ago which pointed out
Thomas as the most deserving of the three out-
standing candidates. The Oregon State Bar-
ometer ran a similar editorial. Even here in the
University of Michigan the Socialist candidate
will find many supporters. It looks as if much of
the protest vote in the coming election will come
from our colleges and universities.
* * *
r 'HE Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky
semi-weekly, placed a guiding hand on the
freshmen's shoulders at the beginning of this
school term. The paper especially warned the
first year men to beware of fraternities - cau-
tioned them to take stock of their pocketbooks be-
fore they pledged.
By Kirke Simpson
A rooster hasn't got a lot
Of intellect to show,
is not supposed to have
uch common sense or tact.
very time she lays an egg
he cackles forth the fact.
But none the less most roosters have
Enough good sense to crow.
The busy little bees they buzz,
Bulls bellow and cows moo,
The watch dog barks, the gander quacks,
And doves and pigeons coo.
But man, the greatest masterpiece
That nature could devise,
Will often stop and hesitate
Before he'll advertise.
-Editor aud Publisher
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For Suggestions on the Ann Arbor Student Market
Calt or an Advertising Representative of
YTh Micigan Dail
BYRON C. VEDDER, Business Mauataer
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WASHINGTON - Fleeting passage through
Washington of Richard Tobin, manager of the
republican Tallant Tubbs' California senate cam-
paign, diverted considerable political attention
from New York to the far western state.
For the dual reaason that the striking personal-
ity of William Gibbs McAdoo. Tubbs' democratic
opponent, is involved in the contest and that in
California there is the threat of an election of a
prohibition party candidate to the senate, the
situation there is unusually interesting.
Mr. Tobin's account, while expressing confi-
dence of Tubbs' victory, itself gave evidence of the
unusual and hard-to-evaluate factors in the Cali-
fornia senatorial fight.
"California is normally republican by two-fifths
majority," he said, "but issues other than the
mere party ones are now involved."
The outstanding fact is that Rev. "Bob" Shuler
of Los Angeles, running on the republican, demo-
cratic and prohibition tickets in the primaries,
rolled up a larger aggregate vote than eithei' of
his opponents, although he won only the prohibi-
Mathematically, if all those who voted for him
on the republican and democratic primary ballots
vote for him on election day he would sem to be
But will they? Nobody seems to know, although
Tobin thinks they will not.
The republican senatorial primaries in Cal-
ifornia were so complicated that Tubbs defeated
the veteran Senator Samuel Shortridge for the
nomination with only 25 per cent of the vote cast,
On the democratic side McAdoo had a bare 55
per cent with which to win.
Another factor enters the situation, the rivalry
between the Los Angeles and San Francisco pop -
lation centers which are nearly 500 miles apart.
Despite the fact that it is estimated that 40 per
cent of the voting strength of the state is in Los
Angeles county, the California senators, Johnson
and Shortridge, come from the San Francisco re-
gion. That has been a California habit rarely
Tubbs is a San Francisco man, Shuler from Los
Angeles and McAdoo from the southern end of the
state, but not Los Angeles county. Tubbs, also, is
the only native son, and "native son-ism" long
has been a factor in California politics, par-
ticularly in San Francisco.
* * *
BUT WILL THEY?
The imponderables in California seei to -shape
up like this:
Will the wet democrats of the San Francisco
area prefer a republican repealist like Tubbs to
McAdoo while the dry republicans of Los Angeles
county go for Shuler?}
MIN" gov ft on d w
State and Washington Streets
FIredemick B. 1Fisher
Peter FIto r
"FALLING IN LOVE WITH LIFE"
Dr. Fisher will preach at '!oth services
W ESLEY HALL
.N W Blakeman, Director
Established for Religious Education
and pastoral leadership at the Uni-
versity of Michigan, primarily to
serve the Methodist Constituency
but associated with other Religious
igencies in a series of Interest
;roups, classes and forums.
rhe Director observes 3-5 P.M. daily
for student interviews.
6:30 PM.u- Prof. J. L. Brumm of the
journalistic department of the
university will speak on "Stand-
ards of Value." Dr. Blakeman will
lead the graduate forum on "Re-
ligion and Culture."
0:30 A.M. - Prof. del Toro will lead
the Freshmian group in "Europe-
an and American Christianity."
Dr. Blakeman will lead the upper
class group on "Personality and
Cor. E. Univ. Ave. and Oakiand
Dr. Bernard Heller, Director
Regular Sunday Services counence,
October 16 at the Women's League
Chapel 11 :00 A.M. Rabbi Heller
Subject: MANSONS AND TENTS
A Sukuimh Message
Evcryone Cordially Invited
. - -I I w .,. - 9 smir " . I
Huron and Dlvlsion Streets
Merle i. Anderson' Minister
All red Lee Klaer, Associate Minister
9:30 A.M. Student Classes at the
Church House, 1432 Washte aw
10'.45 A.M. - Morning Worship. Dr.
Anderson will preach on "TO-
DAY'S BURDENS - How to Face
5:30 P.M. -Social Hour for Young
6:30 P.M.-Young People's Meeting
Speaker: Robert I. Shaw, "For
Two Years I Live"
East Huron, West of State
P.. Edward Sayles, Minister
Roward R. Chapman, Mnister
9:30At±-fr- The Church School, Dr.
Logan, _, Super'intenzdent
10:15 AM- - _Mr.Sayles will preach;
rubj cci:...1'1e esp onsibility of
12:00 NoonStuden study group at
(1ld Hou . 0. Huron
Mr. (C11pluan: "Religion and the
6:00 PM.-Rev. Howard R. Chapman
wil give the address on "Roger
Williams -Pioneer of Liberty"
Ilo Friedshilp hour. with "eats"
wMll follow the program.
TO TIHE UNPLEDGED
Buck up, rushees. Don't be glum and sour just
because you didn't make a Greek lodge. There is
more to university life than just a fraternity. It
there wasn't the board of regents would "balance
the scales" or else the people of Kansas would re-
fuse to support the university.
After all you came to school to gain an educa-
tion. You can get it without fraternity life. You
Third and West Liberty
C. A. Brauer, Pastor
Washington St. at 5th Ave.
E. C. Stellhorn, pastor
9 AM.---Bible School. Lesson Topic:
"The Home and the Coming
Service in the German Language.
South Fourth Avenue
Theodore Schmaile, Pastor
9:00 A.M.-Bible School