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blished 1890

demand for abolition of the "practice," and a
resolution of recent date has branded "hell week"
as "altogether unwarranted and indefensible" and
of such nature as to warrant its immediate ex-
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TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 1932_
Potr Ways To Help
he Good Will Committee.

Faculty opposition to this week of torture ha
been mounting through the years at most think-
ing uimversities. To the student concerned, it
means going about in bushman style, broken eggs
in pockets, face, half-shaven, pounded, beaten
tubbed, fed castor-oil and stale whipped cream;
to the instructors it means a period when many
students on the border line of 'C' and 'D' grades,
take the decisive tumble-a period when attend-
ance at classes is next to impossible.
The Wisconsin Faculty Committee on Student
Life, after searching investigations of "hell week"
and similar activities, has unanimously concluded
that the anuual initiation period has reached the
breaking point and must go. The recommenda-
tions of this committee, the Wisconsin Daily
Cardinal informs us, are rarely if ever vetoed.
And so it appears that "hell week," at least at
one enlightened middle western university, Will be
gathered to its fathers.
Why not so at Michigan?
An exactly parallel situation exists on this cam-
pus. There is no social fraternity of any standing
which does not use certain medieval methods of
hell-devising for the benefit of its pledges, Why
do they do it? They couldn't tell, you. Perhaps to,
"beat the spunkiness out of the freshmen."
It is most questionable if this is accomplished.
Action should be taken immediately by the,
Interfraternity Council to stop "hell week" and
place Michigan in the vanguard of that ever-
increasing line of educational institutions that
have stamped out similar hangovers from former
generations.
It's merely a matter of time-abolition will
come in 1933, or 1934, or 1935, if not this year.
But why not this year?

HENDERSON PRESENTS MOD1ERN COMEDY
AT BONSTELLE CIVIC THEATRE
Of "The Devil Passes," Robert Henderson's
fifth bill at the Bonstelle Civic Theatre, one has
much to say. It is, in my opinion, his best pro-
duction this season, and in saying this I am dis-
tinctly aware of the fact the first act of "Peter
Ibbetson' 'probably represents his best work in
group direction, that its gayety, color and move-
ment are memorable. I am also aware that De-
troit took Du Maurier's tear stained classic to its
bosom, and is at the same time denying Mr. Levy's
very, very clever comedy.
I think that Miss Joanna Roos, playing the ad-
venturess Paul Robinson, is one of the most
charming and capable actresses, Mr. Henderson!
has yet had in his company. Moreover there are
at least three other exceptional performances:
Francis Compton as the novelist, Magnus; Robert
Henderson as young decadent, Cosmo Penny; and
Ainsworth Arnold as the blaspheming parson.
The comedy is given plot by the reaction of a
group of sophisticated young blackguards, quite
beyond good and evil, to the temptations which
are offered by Rollo Peters in the character of the
Reverend Nicholas Lucy. In a game of truth this
urbane prince of darkness discovers what they
consider a worldly summum bonum. Yet when he
shows them how it might be attained by slightly
underhanded means, with one exception they in-
dignantly refuse.
By some strange alchemy of the human mind,
it became noised abroad that "The Devil Passes"
was a blasphemous play and the devout seemed
to expect the wrath of God to descend on the
Bonstelle playhouse and its patrons. However
such is not the case, and although I for one
am a little uncertain as to what actual moral
Playwright Levy is offering, nevertheless the play
is well-dressed, smartly written and far and away
more intelligent than the average run of oh-so-
bright comedies. The show belongs, by right of
performance to Miss Roos and, Mr. Compton,
especially for their subtle and skillful work in the
first act library scene. But this is but one of the
reasons why "The Devil Passes" can be recom-
mended to all adult and discriminating audiences.
-Vincent Wall.
A lame duck Congress is apt to do considerable
squawking, perhaps because its feet hurt.
-Detroit Free Press

Screen Reflections
Four stars means extraordinary; three stars very
good; two stars good;, one star just another picture;
no stars keep away from it.
AT THE MICHIGAN
"I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG"
James Allen .............P.+Paul Muni
Helen ............... .. . Helen Vinson
Mrs. Allen . . ..............Noel Francis
Paul Muni, Yiddish Little Theatre star and re-
cent member of the "Councellor-At-Law" cast,
went to Hollywood for the express purpose of
making a starring vehicle of the Southern chain
gangs. The result of his work is a crushing, pow-
erful film which should give certain prison and
judicial officials more than one sleepless night.
Whether "I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang",
is the true rccord of Edward E. Burns' experi-
ences or not, the fact remains that Allen's tor-
tured experiences as a pawn of "Justice," an
escaped convict who proves to the world that he
could have become an eminently respectable cit-
izen, form one of the most stirring sagas that has
ever come from Hollywood.
Beginning at 4:30 in the morning, a typical day
of Southern chain-gang life is shown--bearded
men toiling in the sun, asking.permission to wipe
the sweat from their faces, cracking rocks for 14
hours after a breakfast of fat, sorghum, and
grease.'
Allen's graphic rise to respectability as field
superintendent of an engineering company is well
portrayed. His "companion" who finally becomes
his wife only to constantly hold over him the
threat of return to the chain gang is another ably
done role.
Possibly most thrilling of all the the scenes,
painfully tense, of the maddeninly slow action
of the pardon board which prolongs Allen's sen-
tence time after time, finally "suspending action
indefinitely."
-G. M. W. Jr.

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Campus Opinion
Letters published in this column should not be
construed as expressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily. Anonymous communcations will be disregard-
ed. The names. of communicants will, however, be re-
garded as confidential upon request. Contributors are
asked to be brief, connuing themselves to less than
300 words if possible.
WAR AND GLORY
To The Editor:
"What is it you call great?
The hero's head with murder for a crown,
Whose armed heel stamps the wind-bown
harvestsc down,
That send out of the earth their golden
weight-
This you call great?"
-From Class Reunion, by Franz Werfel.
--M. Levi,
Professor Emeritus.
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T IS EXTREMELY difficult to
estimate, even approximately, the
total number of students attending the University
who are actually in need of food and clothing.
Undoubtedly, the reports have been exaggerated.
Nevertheless, it is a fact that there are 500
hen and women students who have applied for
work at the student employment bureaus and
have not been able to obtain the amount of work
that they desire.
This astounding total is the only concrete fig-
ure by which we may measure, with any degree
of accuracy, the number who are in need of funds.
While we appreciate the $2,000 which the com-
munity of Ann Arbor is donating to help needy
students of the University and know that the
University will gratefully accept it, nevertheless,
We do not believe that this sum of money will be
sufficient completely to alleviate the situation.
It is with this in mind that the Student Good-
Will Fund committee is asking the student body
to co-operate in solving a problem that it alone
can solve.
There are four ways that the students can help.
These are as follows:
(1) By contributing money. Checks should be
made payable to John Huss and mailed to the

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(2) By contributing clothes. People wishing to
give wearing apparel should telephone the Union
between the hours of 2 and 6 o'clock any after-
noon and leave their names and addresses. The
clothes will be called for.
(3)-By furnishing jobs. Anyone desiring to em-
ploy students for odd jobs or regular work should
call the student employment offices, located in
the offices of the dean of students and the dean
of women.
(4) By informing members of the Good-Will
Fund committee of cases of students who have
no sufficient funds to eat and live in the man-
ner that they should.
It is only with the whole-hearted assistance of
the student body that the committee can function
properly.
We ask your co-operation.

AT THE MAJESTIC
"PROSPERITY"
-BANKt RUN STORY;
FOR DRESSLER FANS
Maggie .................Marie Dressler
Lizzie .......... .........Polly Moran
John Warren ...........Norman Foster
Helen ......................Anita Page
Probably you have all either seen or decided
not to go to "Prosperity" by this time, but if you
are still in doubt, it's somewhat under the usual'
Dressler-Moran standard.
Jokes that can be "called" ten minutes ahead
of time seldom conserve the usual amount of in-
terest. This is a cardinal fault with the Majestic's
current offering. For instance, in the closing mo-
ments, Marie is known to take an entire bottle of
castor-oil in what she believes is a successful
suicide attempt, but of course the audience waits
on tenterhooks for nearly ten minutes before the
expression of acute dismay appears and she turns
precipitately for the marble bathroom she has

y Karl S eifert
New York literati have beenbusy lately for-
mulating lists of the 10 most beautiful words in
the English language. Of course we may be wrong,
but our choice would be, "I am enclosing my per-
sonal check for five thousand dollars."
S * *
A 12-year-old English boy sat down the other
day and ate eight plates of shellfish, seven ice
cream cones, one large stick of rock candy, and a
plate of fish and chips. He had to stop then
because it was nearly dinner time.
S *
Sigmund Freud has written a book in
which he produces evidence substantiating
the theory of thought transference by telep-
athy. Sure, we've always believed in that.
How else would the cab driver be able to come
within a thin dime of your total roll every
time?

We Could Clean Clothes
By Rin.,Sing19hit
Modern Clothing demtands the greatest
care in laundering; and The Varsity,
Ann Arbor's best equipped modern
laundry, is pyre-eminentlqualified to
clean even the most delicate pieces
without endangerin the fabric ... and
remember The Varsity uses IVORY
SOAP exclusively.
Liberty at Fifth

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Medieval Tortures
Of 'Hell Week'...

been telling her hearers about.
Polly Moran has had a renovating job per-
formed on her nose. It is scarcely noticeable to
the- casual observer.
For the most part, "Prosperity" is stock situa-
tion fare, with Polly acting as Marie's foil, the
action centering about Marie's attempt to recover
the financial stability of her bank, jeopardized by
a shady financial slip of her son's.
There is one item the reviewer would like to
have clarified. Near the dramatic climax, young
Warren is seen with the two men who have in-
duced him to part with his bonds. It would be
possible for him to put his hands on the bonds
with nothing more than a stretch of his arms,
yet he allows the villains to take a train and leave
the city. It is plain, then, that actual possession
of- the bonds is not only not important, but illegal,
since the bonds have been turned over to another
party. Yet the punch to the finale is supplied by

Immigration officials are puzzled over the
status of a woman who was born in Ireland,
reared in England, married to an Armenian na-
tive of Turkey, and deserted in Canada. The hus-
band, in order to make the thing really interna-
tional, appears to have taken French leave.
Franklin I Roosevelt's secretary has inspected
the office the President-Elect will occupy after
March 4. My dear, you could write your name
in the dust on the table!

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T H E PROCESS of undergraduate
enlightenment appears to be a
thing which develops in the East and gradually
spreads West, tending, perhaps, to upset the pop-
ular theory that the East is staid and committed
to stand-pat policies. In particular this is true of
the pot tradition, extinct for some time now at
such representative eastern schools as Yale, Har-
vard, and Rutgers.

The gift shops, according to a report, are
featuring edible Christmas gifts this year, but
so far no one has come out with a jig-saw
puzzle consisting of alphabet noodles.
A "musical stone" that emits melodious sounds
when struck with another stone has been dis-
covered in New Hampshire. We've been won-
dering where crooners come from. They quarry
them.

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An Oklahoma City woman asked to have her
marriage ainullled, because her husband, a flower

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