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FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 193i

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Established 1890


ments credited to the Dean in this news story
were correct.
But let us look at the way the Times warped
the facts:
"Campus attics are filled with starving stu-
dents and a college education isn't worth it."
"Many students may be found rooming together
in some attic."- (Daily)
"Hundreds of students are living on a diet
of beans, milk, and stale bread." (Times)
"A bottle of milk and a loaf of bread make up
the daily diet of dozens of students . . . and oc-
casionally a can of beans. They get a warm meal,
of meat and potatoes at some restaurant once a


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EDITOR..........................,KARL SEIFFERT
TS EDITOR....................JOHN W. THOMAS
EN'S EDITOR . . ...... . ... . . ..MARGARET O'BRIEN
T EDITORS: Thomas Connellan, Norman F. Kraft,
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ckley Shaw, Glenn R. Winters.
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., Charles G. Barndt, James L. Bauchat, Donald R.
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ipple, Jr., W. Stoddard White.
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Thor B. Blum, Maurine Burnside, Ellen Jane Cooley,
ise Crandall, Dorothy Dishman, Anne Dunbar,
aette Duff, Carol J. Hanan, Lois Jotter, Helen Levi-
, Frances J. Manchester, Marie J. Murphy, Eleanor
erson Margaret D. Phalan, Katherine Rucker, Harriet
ess, Marjorie Western.
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RTMENT MANAGERS: Advertising, Grafton Sharp;
,rtising Contracts, Orvil Aronson; Advertising Serv-
Noel Turner: Accounts, Bernard E. Schnacke; Cir-
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FEryn Stork.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 1932k

itistics On Voting
Ann Arbor..

A PREVIOUS editorial in these col-
umns discussed the matter of
traight' voting in Ann Arbor during the recent
ection. Since we have received some questions in
egard to the facts on this matter, we print the
llowing statistics on which the article was based.
hese figures were obtained through an examina-
bih of the official tally sheets returned by the
ection officials of the various wards.
The highest percentage of straight voting of all
recincts of the city was in the first precinct of
ae seventh ward, namely 54 per cent. This pre-
lkct, which gave a Republican majority, is on the
Ist side of the city and contains the homes of a
,rge percentage of the University faculty mem-
ers. The lowest percentages were in the fifth
ard (35 per cent) and in the second (37 per
mnt.) These wards are in the west and north
des of the city, respectively. They have the
nallest percentage of faculty members of all the.
aards. The majority vote in these wards was
emocratic by a large margin.
The straight vote in each of the three "faculty"
ecincts was larger than was the number of
ch ballots in the first, second and fifth wards.
hie total straight vote in the three east side pre-
nets was 47 per cent of the total cast. In the
ve other wards the ratio was 45 per cent.
Phe Detroit Times
lisquotes Dean Bursley.
NCE again the Detroit Times has
O garbled facts in such a way as to
nbarrass the University of Michigan.
On several occasions in the past, the Times
is shown a tendency to distort or over-emphasize
ories concerning the University. Such were the
storic liquor raids, the "dating bureau" affair,
id the more recent "scandal" following last
ar's sophomore cabaret. This tendency in the
mes may be due simply to a desire to satisfy
ader demand for sensational stories about col-
ge, but it shows a lamentable lack of considera-
>n for the University authorities who are made
suffer bey misrepresentation.
Perhaps the Times feels safe in hitting at the
aiversity because it knows the University will
t hit back.
The latest offense of the Times is an interview
th Joseph A. Bursley, dean of students, in which
is quoted as saying that "campus attics are
led with starving students and a college edu-
tion isn't worth it."
Obviously, to anyone who knows the facts, the

week or so." (Daily) -
"They ought to leave college and go to work
or go back to their home towns and find sup-
port from their local welfare organizations."
"It is folly for these students to ruin their'
health in this manner. They are doing them-
selves more harm than good. It would be much
better if they would stay out a year and earn
enough to- support them in comfort the next
year." (Daily)
Screen Reflections
Four stars means extraordinary; three stars very
good; two stars good; one star just another picture;
no stars keep away from it.
"Snell".'......'..' ....George Raft
Laura Clark..............Nancy Carroll
The Chief Villain .........Lew Cody
Marty..............Gregory Ratoff
The Bumper-Off-er .......Roscoe Karns
The Inspector .........David Landau
"Under-Cover Man" is the story of a crook who
joins the police stool-pigeon forces in an attempt
to discover the murderer of his father, a bond-
handler who sometimes takes the "hot" variety.
Snell enlists the services of Laura, whose brother
has been killed by i member of the offending
Several interesting situations develop. The con-
clusion Will 'reveal one unlooked-for identity,
while the events leading up to it are done with
more force than usual (although with less gun-
play than in the average gangster picture).
Certain movie followers will find fault with the
undeniable glorification of George Raft's sleek
gunman role. It is distinctly not a show for
Raft does not have much to do. Lew Cody is
suave as the high-pressure underworld chieftain
who affects double-breasted suits in moderate
Nancy Carroll is unappealing in a weak and
submerged part.
-G. M. W. Jr-.
The Theatre
If there is one thing Play Production is to be
commended for it is its happy faculty of choos-
ing fine plays. "The Adding Machine" started in
the 1932 season on a high level and the selection
of "Beggar on Horseback" continued it on this
I leftthis play marveling that any two people
could depict a nightmare in such a realistic man-
ner as did George Kaufman and Marc Connely
in this production. They attempted a difficult
task in portraying an experience of this sort, and
carried this task to a succesful completion in a
most devilishly consistent way. One could recite
line after line in showing how well these authors
realized the credulity and absurdity that combine
in making dreams. I cannot resist mentioning, in
passing, the lyric sung so "heart-brokenly" by
Frances Johnson, or the quick removal to the
higher courts by the judge. However, there are
other points of as much importance and more
immediate interest to be discussed.
Choosing Leonard Stocker as Neil McRae at
random from the large cast, one finds that he
gave a rather uneven performance, rising to a
high level at times and then sinking back to an
ordinary average. I particularly liked his murder
and- his dumbfounded, dazed reception of the
Cady's tea guests. Since his appearance as Colin
Langford in "At Mrs. Beam's" this summer with
the Michigan Repertory Players, Stocker has
steadily advanced, and is still advancing. Frances
Manchester's Gladys Cady was as annoyingly,
raspy as one could wish. Although all the women
characters in the play were well done, I believe
Miss Manchester was slightly in the lead. Her

interpretation was fine, leaving one with just the
proper degree of exasperation and good humor.
Mary Pray was an understanding Cynthia, and
lent the performance a professional flavor in her
execution of the pantomime. Jack Nestle's Homer
was almost fantasticaly obvious. But aren't
Kaufmann's characters. Gladys Diehl was tied to
her rockin' chair more literally than some of the
factory song writers might wish. Her characteri-
zation was excellent, and proved a close second
to Miss Manchester's. John Silberman and Max-
well Pribil rounded out an enjoyable cast. The
latter was cast better than he has been in some
time gaining the overdrawn effects very naturally
indeed. The supporting members. are far too nu-
merous to mention but the jurydeserves applause
as well as the Charlestoning butlers and ushers.
Nor should one forget the Ladies-in-Waiting of
the pantomime.
In giving a judgment on the merits of the cast
I have kept in mind a critical standard brought

tage of this production than did the stage man-
Iger. The setting afforded innumerable opportu-
nities. How many can only be guessed by re-
nembering what the summer players did with
nother Kaufman show.
We have had "Once in a Lifetime" and "The
Beggar on Horseback" within a few months.
Here's looking forward to "Of Thee I Sing."
P. S. The Michigan Daisy was one of the most
spirited papers I have read of late, (adv.)
-M. A. S.
As an enigmatic clergyman in "The Devil
Passes," Benn Levy's modern comedy which was
one of the outstanding successes of ,th past New
York season, Rollo Peters will be presented in his
second and final week at the Bonstelle Civic
rheatre, opening Friday, Dec. 9. The role is per-
fectly suited to his romantic flavor although it
offers complete contrast to the sentimental "Peter
Ibbetson," in which he scored a personal triumph
this week.
In the person of Rev. Lucy, the prince of dark-
ness makes an earthly visitation at a country
house party. It is his object to discover the soul-
yearnings of the other characters in the parable,
and to prove that they are not evil enough to
realize them even if given the opportunity. En-
gaged by him in a game of "Truth," they reveal
their desires-the painter wishes to create beauty,
the actress longs for the sound of clapping hands,
the unsuccessful author slongs for success. The
popular and aging novelist says he wants comfort
and his mistress declares for perfect love. The
Rev. Messiter aspires to be an archbishop that
he may wreak a frenzied exposure of the Almighty
as a cruel and vengelful monster. His wife wants
only to do her duty. Then the Serpent offers
to these "realists" the means to satisfy their sev-
eral hankerings, they all resist temptation except
the parson. He defies God to strike him dead, but
for his blasphemy suffers only nausea.
"The Devil Passes" will introduce Miss Joanna.
Roos, one of New York's leading artists, a suc-
cess of last season starring in "Life Begins,"
previously with the Lunts in "Elizabeth the
Queen," with Lillian Gish in "Uncle Vanya," and
with Madge Kennedy in "Paris Bound." Also fea-
tured in the cast are Francis Compton, Jessie
Busley, and Robert Henderson. An extra matinee
will be given Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2:30 p. m.

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ByKarl Seiffer--__-_-
The name of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture
starring all three Barrymores has been changed
from "Rasputin" to "Rasputin and the Empress."
One of the brothers must have exercised consid-
erable restraint in refraining froim holding out
for "Rasputin and the Emper''atitI the Em-
Directing that show should be ample qualifica-
tion for admittance to any first-rate mad-house.
The first scene probably has all three royal per-
sonages advancing on the camera simultaneously
and then stopping at a designated point and
reading their first lines in unlion.
* * .*
That would be the only way to keep one of
the trio from stalking off the set with cries
of "favoritism-favoritism!" .Or maybe it
would be all right to allow the brothers three
mustache-twitches apiece while Ethel reads
her entrance line.
(From Hunt Soit, Sydney University, Australia)
Harold Barratt might have had Atlanta
flat out if she had been at the Oval on Satur-
day. He sped swiftly over the 100 yards in
10 2-5 seconds, beating Reg Ashbarry by
inches in a ding-dong finish. Keep it up,
* * *
Beef prices were reported to have taken a
sudden downward turn immediately after the is-
suance of the war department order that mech-
anized the entire First Cavalry and divested it
of all but the officers' private mounts.
. * * *
The Japanese government, negotiating
with Russia for co-operation in keeping peace
in Manchuria, sent troops into that province
the other day. Some oriental equivalent to
our General Sherman probably has already
remarked: "Peace is Hell."
* *
A group of Detroit swimming instructors',bath-
house managers, and technicians, apparently
scenting the approach of the 1933 bathing-suit-
styles-this-year-will-look-like-this-picture season,
are meeting to discuss safety me",sures for swima-
ming places.
Beach censors, annually driven back farther
and farther from their conventional standards of
modesty, have finally entrenched themselves in
what appears to be an unassailable position. They
figure that the law of infinity -of - division will
prevent the absolute disappearance Qgf swimming
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N a very few days the male of the
species will be frantically and
furtively purchasing silk stockings.
SThe devoted swainiv will have


eyes peeled for

a likely looking

watch. Angelic husbands
softening under the intluence of the
holiday season have even been known
to buy washing machines for the
overworked spouse. All of which sug-


hat tmost of the people of Ann

Two youthful robbers were convicted
Highland Park the other day on a charge
stealing "heirlooms." Probably 'a couple
five-dollar bills somebody had stuck away
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Arbor will read with interest the
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