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been sure for the past two or three years whether
the Little Brown Jug is the jug it is supposed to
be or not, and every year somebody pops up with
the suggestion of what a horror it would be if
Minnesota won and we had to give them a sub-
stitute jug. The very satisfactory solution to th
problem thus far has been to keep the jug in
Ann Ar1hor, where it serves its purpose splendidly.
If we keep it again this year we know the problem
t is settled for another 12 months.
So learn "The Victors."


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The Theatre
H. M. Harwood's brilliant comedy, "The Man
in Possession," which was a New York and London
success of last season, will be presented at the
Bonstelle Civic theatre for the week beginning
Friday, Nov. 18.
This smart comedy of manners will have for its
stars Jessie Royce Landis and Lester Vail, who
last week captivated Detroit audiences with their
performances of Daisy Sage and Tom Collier in
"The Animal Kingdom." Both Miss Landis and
Mr. Vail were aided in their rise to stardom by
Miss Jessie Bonstelle, founder of the theatre, and
it is fitting that they should be featured in the

To The Editor:
In answer to Prof. Willey's implication that I
am a recent arrival on these shores, I wish to
state that in spite of having lived abroad for
many years, I feel at home in these United States,
being of the seventh generation of Onderdonks in
this country. Andries Onderdonk, who died about
1686 at Jamaica, Long Island, is believed to have
been a descendant of Dr. Adrian Van Der Donck,
the author of the "History of the New Nether-
lands" to whom we owe the first map of New
York City. (The name Onderdonck was inter-
changeable with Van der Donck-both names
being listed as soldiers in the Revolution (Onder-
donck Genealogy, p. 263). An uncle of mine fought
in the Civil War.
The term "metric system for money" has been
used by others and seems justifiable according
to Webster's Dictionary; "Metric 2) . . . pertain-
ing to the decimal system of measurement."
The 'metric system should not be called
"French" as it was originated in 1783 by an Eng-
lishman, the famous inventor of the steam engine,
James Watt. Though the French were the first
to adopt it, "International system" might be the
better name, as 55 of the 57 civilized nations of
the world are now metric (900 million people use
it). I am a sincere admirer of the British and
hope Prof. Willey will turn pro-metric as our pres-
ent system originated in Germany, being imposed
on England by the Hanseatic League. Not only was
I aware that we adopted the Pirates' currency
but that the dollar originated in Joachimsthal,
Bohemia and became known as "Thaler;" thus I
do not know why Prof. Willey accuses me of

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three opening bills.
"The Man in Possession" is laid in London's
smartest Mayfair society. It is a gay and brilliant
revelation of the indiscretions of an attractive
young widow and an impecunious young gentle-
man, who, in order to avoid a prison sentence, be-
comes a bailiff in her home. Both are adventurers,
and the versy iie young man. disguises himself
as a footman to oblige his charming friend, who is
aspiring to a marriage with a supposedly wealthy
banker. What happens when the banker turns
out to be the brother of the masquerading butler,
is the occasion for many hilarious moments.
This play will also mark the first appearance
of Robert Henderson, director of the theater, in
the cast. Mr. Henderson, who has played many
seasons in Ann Arbor stock companies, has also
played in New York with Louis Calhern in "The
Tyrant," with Mrs. Pat Campbell and Blanche
Yurka in "Electra," and last season was the ju-
venile lead in "Against the Wind," Mrs. Fiske's
last starring vehicle. Jessie Bussley, one of New
York's most delightful character actresses will
also have a featured part. George Kelley wrote
the title role of "Daisy Mayme" for Miss Bussley,
and last season she was featured with Dorothy
Gish in "The Bride the Sun Shines On."
* * 'I
'Best Years" and "Peter Ibbetson" are In-
nounced by Robert Henderson as the third and
fourth plays in the Bonstelle Civic Theatre sea,-
son. In the former play Jessie Royce Landis will
recreate the role which she originated in New
York this fall, and Lester Vail will play opposite
her. This will be the third awnearance of these
popular Bonsteile favorites.
Rollo Peters will play the title role in "Peter
Ibbetson," which will be one of the most ambi-
tious presentations of the season. A cast of fifty
is required for this production of Gerald Du
Maurier's undying love story. Constance Collier's
adaptation will be given, and Miss Landis will
play her fourth and final bill at the theatre when
she appears as the Duchess of Towers, a part int
which she was outstandingly successful in the
recent New York revival.


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FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 1932
Alcohol Re places Beer-
A iquor Situation
A LUMNi members of the Tnt-rfra-
ternity Council will meet with they
regular members of that body on Tuesday to dis-
cuss the so-called liquor situation on the campus.
At this meeting, undoubtedly, the following sub-
jects will be discussed: (1) Is there a liquor situa-
tion at the University? (2) If so, what is the
cause? (3) Is the situation worse than that of
former years?
Before we attempt to consider these points sep-
arately, we wish to commend the administration
for the logical way in which it has dealt with the
complaints received from the parents of certain
women students attending fraternity parties. Both
President Ruthven and Jean Lloyd are placing the
problem squarely before the students. No inves-
tigation of any sort is underway, they have indi-
cated. There will be no repetition of the notorious
liquor raids on fraternities which took place in
1931 with the subsequent padlocking of five
To answer question number one, we must admit
that there is a liquor situation on the campus.
Unfortunately, we cannot prove our statement
without dealing with personalities and mentioning
specific fraternities and sororities. However, to
the average student, the statement will need no
Granting then that there is a liquor problem
here, we next consider its cause. During a de-
pression year, one would naturally think that
drinking would decrease. Perhaps it has. How-
ever, students are no longer drinking the com-
paratively harmless beer and wine. That is too
expensive. Since the depression, they have not
been able to afford such luxuries.
What has been the result? There is always a
certain element in every community that' drinks.
That element, not being able to afford beer, has
turned to straight alcohol.
Let us look at some simple mathematics. The
average campus price of a case of beer is four
dollars. The average price of alcohol is six dollars
per gallon. One gallon of alcohol will make 20
pints of gin. Tlius one pint of gin costs the
undergradua te 30 cents. A pint of beer costs 17
cents. One pint of gin equals about 15 pints of
beer in alcoholic content. In other words, 30 cents
worth of gin has about the same effet as $2.55
worth of beer
Naturally, students who feel that they have to
drink have turned to alcohol. Naturally too, a
situation has been created.
We now come to our final point. Is the situa-
tion worse than that of former years? We answer
yes and no. Probably the total number of sti-.
dents drinking has not increased, We believe that
that number remains fairly constanLt. However,"
the quality of the liquor has certainly decreased.
Beer is a comparatively harmless drink. Alcohol
is dangerous.
If beer were broug h t back, would the so-calle d

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Music and. Drama
Students of Lucile Graham Schoenfeld, of the
piano faculty of the School of Music, assisted by
students of Edith Koon, Pianist, and Thelma
Newell, violinist, will join in. a students' recital
at the School of Music, Friday evening, November
18, at 8 o'clock. The general public is invited
to listen to the following young musicians:
Learning to Play ..................Jessie Kent
The Brave Duck .... ......... . Jessie Kent
*The Boy Scout March...........Jessie Kent
Carolyn Berry
The Water Spout... ...... . .......Simmons
Jean Winslow
March of the Wee Folk.......Dorothy G. Blake
,Rose Mary Mann
Peasants Frolic ......................... Gurlitt
Marilyn Bothman
Spanish Carnival ................Edith Hatch
Nancy Bonisteel
The Merry Farmer .................Schumann
Joan Frisinger
The Jack Tar ............ . ............. Maxim
Constance Bothman
Study No. 5 .......................... Concone
Lark's Song ................... . .. Tschaikowsky
Barbara Berry
Gertrudes Dream Waltz .......... . ...Beethoven
Betty Dice
Solo from the opera "The Violin Maker
of Creona"....................... . .. Hubay
Etude Melodique.. . . ...... . . . ..........Nolek
I Richard Mann accompanied by
Margaret Kimball
Valse Caprice ........................... . Eyer
Betty Smith
By the Mountain Spring . . .... . .......Bohm
Frances Bonisteel
Psalm .............. . ...... ....,...... Spindler
Serenata ... . . . .... . ..... ........... Moszkowski
Virginia Osgood
Etude Op. 15, No. 12 ... . ... .....Schytte
.Helen Byrn
Romance et Bdero ..... . ... . ............Dancla

an anachronism.
Our present chaos of weights and measures is
the worst in the world. We have at least 4 differ-
ent sizes of pints, quarts, and gallons; 3 different
riZes of gills; many sizes of barrels: an untold
lumber of different sizes of bushels of commodi-
ties sold in different states; 3 kinds of ounces,
irams, and pounds; 2 different sizes of hundred-
.veights; 4 different tons; and 2 or 3 kinds of
.iles. To this anarchy of weights and measures
are to be added such casuals as minims, grains,
fathoms, pennyweights, pecks, links, chains,
oints, lines,mils, scruples, furlongs, hands, rods,
)ole, stones, cords, 4nd other survivals of bar-
a'aric barter. As Gladstone said, nobody ever really
earned this jumble. Granting a certain quaint
Elizabethan oddity to our present clutter of
weights and measures, they would look better in
a museum rather than in the marts of trade. In
!hem, we cherish a collection of antiques. At the
Ienth Congress of the Chambers of Commerce
)f the British Empire (1924) a resolution was
adopted unanimously "That this Congress .
2upports in principle the introduction of a decimal
:oinage and the metric system of weights and
measures." As a matter of fact, England long ago
abandoned the troy pound, and we are using a
gallon and a bushel which England discarded de-
cades ago, so that in respect to all dry measures,
all liquid measures, and the ton weight, American
practice already differs from English practice.
Because of the 20 per cent difference of the pint,
quart, and gallon in Canada and the United
States, the U. S. liquid measures have been made
illegal for use in Canada, for American merchants
might otherwise sell with their smaller liquid
units and gain an unfair advantage.
In 1866 the metric system was legalized in our
country (Revised Statutes of the United States)
The metric system was used more extensively in
these States than many realize. It is required by
the U. S. Public Health Service in the Medical
Work of the Navy and Army, in establishing the
weights of our coins, and Congress adopted metric
units for electrical measures. The first Pan-
American Conference, held in Washington, declar-
ed, "The Conference recommends the decimal me-
tric system to the nations which have not already
adopted it." As a result of that conclusion, all
by legal enactment confirmed the adoption of the
republics of Central America and South America
metric units. At one time metric legislation failed
by a very narrow margin in Congress and lately
the Congressional Committees on Coinage,
Weights and Measures have asked "on what prin-
ciples of international honor can the United
States, the originator of the conference, stand
alone in refusing or delaying to abide by its ac-
tion? . . . A nice sense of honor no less than her
own interests would seem to demand from the
United States definite and complete action which
would put her in full accord on this subject with
the nations with which she has so long ostensibly
been co-operating."
A liberal Metric Standards Bill has been intro-
duced in Congress, providing for a gradual transi-
tion to the metric units in merchandising during
a period of 10 years. States with a total population
of 15,000,000 -,Illinois, Tennessee, California,
North Dakota and Utah-have through their leg-
islatures, memorialized Congress to pass such a
law. More than 100,000 individual petitions are
pending before our national legislators urging the
advance, and altogether these represent millions
of voters, for many petitions are from organiza-
tions having thousands of members. The Man-
ufacturers' Association of San Francisco printed






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