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all power is his, in a degree to which he could
never have dreamed.
Mr. Comstock is indeed Michigan's man of the
year. As his neighbors, the people of Ann Arborl
have reason to be proud of him. The pressing
fproblems which confront .his administration re-
quire a leader of the first order both in sagacity
and courage. We hope that Mr. Comstock will
measure up to these needs. We wish him success.


public obviously did not. "Rain" was the same
success here that it was in many other cities.
"Horsefeathers," "Arsene Lupin," and "Water-
loo Bridge" follow in the order named. "Blessed
Event" and "A Bill of Divorcement' 'tied for tenth,
but I though the latter had more lasting sighifi-
By "cycle" pictures reference is made to booms
of a certain type of drama due, in most cases,
to some contemporary influence. Examples are
the Political Satire (The Phantom President, The
Dark Horse, Washington Merry-Go-Round), the
South Seas and Exotic collection (Goona-Goona,
The Virgins of Bali, Congorilla, Bring 'Em Back
Alive), and the Broadway Columnist set (Blessed
Event and Is My Face Red?).


Oklahoma's Hell Week

For Critics ...

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shed every morning except Monday during the
ity year and Summer Session by the Board in.
of Student Publications.
er of the Western Conference Editorial Associa-
Ld the Big Ten News Service.
Lsocated Press is *clusively entitled to the use
ublication of all news dispatches credited to it or
eerwise credited in this paper and the local news
ed herein. All rights of republication of special
aes are reserved.
ed at the Post Oifice at Ann Arbor, Michigan, as
class matter. Special rate of postage granted by
ssistant Postmaster-General.
ription during summer by carrier, $1.00; by mail,
During regular school year by carrier, $4.00; by

recently a student reporter wrote
an article criticizing the institution's fraternities.
Thereupon a group of that cultural center's elite,
styling themselves the Deep Dark Mystery Club
in the best juvenile fashion, captured the reporter,
carried him out into the woods and lashed him
with a whip. Then, their self-assumed duties as
preservers of Oklahoma's sacred honor having
been fulfilled, they drove away, leaving the stu-
dent reporter to walk home in his pajamas during
freezing weather.
Tnt.kin~in h~r ;ic minlin of ftr

A few superlatives of the year:
For the most collapsed comeback: (1) Pola
Negri, for the header "A Woman Commands"
and (2) Clara Bow, for "Call Her Savage."
The worst pictures of the year: (1) Clara Bow
in "Call Her Savage"; (2) Pola Negri in "A Wom-
an Commands"; (3) Marian Marsh in "Unde-
18"'; (4) Warner Baxter in "Amateur Daddy'; (5)
Richard Dix in "The Conquerors"; (6) Eric Lin-
den and Mary Kornman in "Are These Our Chil-
dren"; (7) Will Rogers in "Down to Earth."
The sexiest pictures of the year: (1) Jean Har-

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iers ncienu uereis a inngiing o Two
forces altogether too prevalent in America. First, low in "Red-Headed Woman"; (2) Jan-Harlow
. in "The Beast of the City" and (3) Clara Bowsin
there is that disobedience to law and commonx

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,ccess To Michian's
few Governar .
S THE BELLS ring out the. old year
and sound a welcome to the new,
ichigan gets a new governor and its share in
e "new deal."
The political institutions of the state face the
ost critical year in their history, and William A.
>nastcck receives the honor which he has long
light, elevation to the highest office in the
wer of the people of Michigan to give. It was a
sperate electorate, weary of a depression-ridden
kld, that finally turned upon its traditional Re-
blicanism to the man who had three times
dly sought the honor which is now his.
But the sweetness of victory has been short for
r. Comstock. The Herculean task now thrown
ion his shoulders will require a leadership on his'
.rt such as no governor of the past has been
q uired to assume. It was a protest vote that
Ve him victory, and the people will expect that
er protest shall have meant something. They
ll expect something new, something better from
jiistock and the Democrats,
The passage of the 15-mill amendment further
mplicates matters muddled badly enough al-
"dy by the inroads of the depression, The new
iinistration must find a new source of revenie
i, in doing so, it will need to tread onisomeone's
ee. No one will want to pay new taxes, but
i maintenance of the state government will re-
acre the enactment of such a measure. If the
-mill amendment precludes the enactment of
income tax, as many believe, the only alterna-
uie will be a sales tax, and that will be a hard
rl for the liberal Democrats to swallow, for it
in part, assess the people who can least af-
Fd it.
Zconomies in the state government will be the
at step required of the new administration. A
mmission has just recently reported with a long
of recommended economies.This list will be
4eIu1 when the slicing begins. While it will not
necessary for the new government to begin a
ries of drastic removals since it has a clean
4te with which to start, the host of claimants
r political rewards will make the problem none
e less difficult.
The liquor situation will be another prime
Ioalem. The attitude of the people of the state
;Michigan can no longer be questioned. They
LVe spoken decisively against Prohibition. The
ate constitutional provision has been repealed,
it the legislative enactment still remains on
ie statute books. The legislature has only to pass
repeal measure to end the era of state Prohi-

decency which so often manifests itself'in all good
people inflamed with impressing their own ideas
upon another group, particularly when that group
is in a minority. Secondly, there is that appalling
puerility which is a part in some degree, at least,
of nearly all American colleges. The former is a
problem for the public authorities of the nation.
The latter asininity is within the province of the
individual college itself.
Childishness in college students is most notice-
able, of course, in fraternity hell weeks, when the
upperclass brothers put their pledges through an-
cient flummeries designed to make them good
Dekes, or good Delts, or good Betas, or good:what-
nots. It is assumed that the pledges are nice
enough fellows, "good material" in fact, but in
need of some aid so. that their characters may
conform to the common standard. This aid is
rendered by making the pledges feel cheap. Na-
turally, it doesn't work. The kind of person whose
character will be altered by a week of nonsense
hasn't got a character worth bothering about. All
the other types of characters will be the same
after as they were before, no matter how fervent
are the brother's ministrations.
Yet many fraternities persist in their childish-
ness, and by their persistence lower their own
standard, the standard of their college, and the
standard of college students in general. The more
fraternal episodes of the type sponsored by Okla-
homa's Deep Dark Mystery Club a 'college may
have, the further is that college removed from
culture, from intellectual superiority, from all of
those things which should, but all too often do
not, characterize higher education in America.,
The hell week outbursts of fraternities are essen-
tially a product of cow colleges. Their heritage
is the grass roots, and they have grown via the
barnyard. They will be abolished by the frater-
nity members themselves only when the brothers
have achieved a mental maturity slightly, if ever
so slightly, above the level "commonly assigned to
college boys.
Screen Reflections
Choosing the ten best motion pictures of the
year becomes both an increasingly difficult and an
increasingly interesting task when that year is
marked with several outstanding examples of bet-
ter entertainment spotted with "cycles" which
were usually nipped before they became formula
pictures, and punctuated with amazing rises to
popular fame and two or three blasted comebacks.
Almost every selection (and there were mil-
lions) contained the most-ballyhooed picture of
the year, "Grand Hotel." Katherine Hepburn's
The Ten Best Shows f11932
1. Grand Hotel 72
2. Arrowsmith 70
3. The Guardsman 65
4. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang 63
5. Dr. Jekyll and Mr, Hyde 59
6. Raini 54;
7. Horsefeathers 37
8. Arsene Lupin 36
9. Waterloo Bridge 31
10. A Bill of Divorcement 18
wVotes received.
touching work in "A Bill of Divorcement" put it
among nearly everyone's first ten, while the other
consistent performer was the dramatization of
Edward Burns' famous convict nightmare, "I Am
'a Fugitive from a Chain Gang." Beyond that

"Call Her Savage."

Phenomenal rises to fame: Lee Tracy, Charles
Laughton, Herbert Marshall.
A few of the prettiest: Sari Maritza, Constance
Cummings, Gloria Stuart, Carole LomDarct, Kath-
arine Hepburn, Mae Clarke, Bette Davis, Dorothy
Lee, Dorothy Jordan, Loretta Young, Madge
Most ridiculous title of 1932: "They Call' It
Weightiest event of the year: Roscoe (Fatty)
Arbuckle returns to the screen.
Least funny comedians: James Gleason and
Zasu Pitts in "The Crooked Circle."
Most capable feminine lead: Katharine Hep-
burn in "A Bill of Divorcement."
Funniest character: The half-witted dog in Dis-
ney's "Mickey Mouse." Remember him as the
radio announcer at the football game?
Most futile leading ladies: Gwili Andre in "The
Roar of the Dragon"; Sydney Fox in "The Mouth-
Best cartoons: "The Bears and the Bees"; the
color cartoon of King Neptune; and "The Wild
The biggest cad of the year: Monroe Owsley the
Stars with poorest vehicles: Barbara Stanwyck,
Elissa Landi.
Stars with the best vehicles: The Barrymores.
-G. M. W. Jr.

We suppose those West Coast games were in-
teresting, but in these diggin's the football season
long since passed and people are thinking about
next summer's baseball schedules.
-Detroit Free Press.





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By Karl Seiffert
Technocracy, says Senator Couzens, is a stimu-
lating doctrine that should stir the American peo-
ple to do something atout their economic plight.
That may all be, but it seems. a lot like merely
giving a new name to the corner that prosperity
is just around.




The Senator points out that the present con-
dition of the nation is the result of the "financial
drunk" previous to the 1929 crash. That would
make this technocracy thing a sort of socio-eco-
nomic tomato juice cocktail.


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An oil refining company has announced
a one-cent per gallon "slash" in gasoline
prices, following a general three-cent in-
crease in the Detroit area. Many more of
these slashes and Detroit motorists will have
to collect their welfare doles on foot.
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has been the keynote of the

Varsity's success

A Branch County boy who demanded $900 in
an attempted bank holdup the other day told the
prosecutor that he had only done it "for a jokeY'
so county officials, entering into the spirit of the
thing, laughingly tossed him into a jail cell.
Horses, says a harness manufacturer, are grow-
ing in popularity, and he's coming out of retire-
ment to start an active business again. Well, that
may be true, but there must still be enough
horses left so that it will be a long time before
the farmers take to harness as a steady diet
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and is the one outstanding reason why
Michlgan Men have patronized the Varsity
for 26 years.
The excellence of the Varsity is not merely
a by-word, but proven by the continual
growth of its clientele.
It is for you now to enjoy the benefits of
modern laundering developed through
ye ars .of e per _Ien'

point tnere was no sustained agreement.
A staff straw vote conducted among members
of The Daily gave the results, shown above,
"Grand Hotel," "I Am a Fugitive," and "A
Bill of Divorcement" largely speak for themselves.
All were doniinated by actors or actresses amaz-
ingly fitted for the portrayal' of their roles.
"Grand Hotel" produced Greta Garbo, John and
Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery and Joan Craw-
ford. "I Am a Fugitive," with Paul Muni (real
name Muni Weisenfreund) of Yiddish Art Theatre
fame, was "made" more by the story than by the
character, not forgetting, of course, the tremen-
dous contemporary appeal that was attendant
upon it.
"Arrowsmith"' was: as good .as. Helen Hayes
made it. It placed second in The Daily vote, with,
70 votes. "Grand Hotel" had 72.
"The Guardsman" belonged to Lunt and Fon-'
tanne. The reviewer didn't see this one, but it
acquired a reputation earlier in the year that

A distinguished pianist has recommended
music as a cure for business, troubles, pay
cuts, etc., etc. He says music is to the soul
what milk, butter and eggs are to-the bodt.
The trouble with most of the radio crooners
is that they are only about half baked.

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There is a story about a professional wrestler
in Detroit who was disqualified for promiscuous
slugging after he had knocked both his opponent
and the referee out of the ring. That business
of hitting his opponent was the big mistake.
A Mount Clemens bank, closed some time ago
has gone into receivership. The receiver's name
fittingly enough, is Schutz.
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For Call and Delivery Service
Phone 2-3123

3ut it will need to proceed with caution. The
Teal amendment authorized the legislature to
up a liquor commission to handle the alcohol
,fic. But, in setting up such a commission the
te will be defying the power of the national
ernmcnt. If, however, the statutory provisions
repealed without substitute legislation, the
e will become "wide-open" with only the
I-- n~a©"oifr~r n to maifain 441axr nri r-

- A Wisconsin fisherman who was, found i
possession of a sturgeon, which it is illegal to
catch there, told game wardens that the fish
had jumped out of the water and broken its
neck when it fell on the ice. After waiting
ahile' the innocent bystander decided he'd"
have to clean the creature himself after al.
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