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undergraduate is forced to join or remain a mem-
ber of a fraternity. If, however, in spite of charges
of alleged detrimental influences, he desires to
live in a fraternity house, that should be his busi-
ness and not the business of the Spectator editors
or the Columbia administration.
The Spectator, as a crusading newspaper, would
be the first one to charge the Columbia admin-
istration with paternalism if an official action
were taken against fraternities. The' fIaternities,
then, have an equal right to charge the editors.
with paternalism when they publish an editorial
advocating that "fraternities at Columbia must be

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Campus Opinion
Letters published in this column should not be
construed as expressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily. Anonymous communications will be disregard-
ed. The names of communicants will, however, be re-
garded as confidential upon request. Contributors are
asked to be brief, confining themselves to less than
300 words if possible,
Babe Stewart.............Clark Gable
Connie Randall ...... Carole Lombard
Kay Evesly ...........Dorothy Mackaill
Vance ................ -Grant ;Mitchell
Collins .............J. Farrell McDonald
Mr. Morton ............Walter Walker
Mrs. Randall ....... Elizabeth Patterson
. Mr. Randall.........-George -Badmen
"No Man of Her Own" is a racy, smooth-flow-
ing, entertaining, but at times lagging, story of a
New York gambler who flees to the little town of'
Glendale, marries its most beautiful girl, and re-
turns to New York with his new acquisition,
whom he intends "to send back to Glendale with
a couple grand" when he tires of her.
' Clark Gable, as card-shark "Babe"- Stewart, is
cast in a part well-calculated to make feminine
hearts flutter. There are several choice scenes
built around him, as when he -has Connie mount
the library ladded, higher, higher, and -higher,
and when he and Connie are alone at Inspiration
Lake. The up-to-the-minute lines compensate to
a high degree for lack of plot.
Carole Lombard is blondely alluring as the
bored small-town librarian -who easily -makes the
transition from stagnation to New York.
Very possibly you may. lose interest in "No
Man of Her Own" after it is two-thirds of its
rather long way through. It is enticing if you're'
in the mood, but on close analysis you must admit
that there isn't very much in it, after all.

the talkies their criticism has grown less noisy
than of yore.
Frankly, we respect the present part which the
Cornellian audience plays at the cinema. 'n-
gentlemanly it may be upon-occasion, but it has
its redeeming features. Any school of vocal criti-
cism which can distinguish between the making
of bedroom eyes and more efficient portrayal of
gentlemanly desire, between the performance of4
the late Rin-Tin-Tin and Lionel Barrymore, be-
tween bathos and pathos is, we think, reasonably
Since "going-to-the-movies" plays such a para-
mount role in the life of the undergraduate, it is
heartening to know that he refuses to take them
without a grain of salt. The running-fire of
repartee which studs the diadem of cinematic
masterpieces is proof positive that the Cornellian,
however lethargic he be in the classroom, comes
out of his anaesthesia at least twice a week.
-Cornell Daily Sun
What is this controversial so-called car rule ofI
the University? It seems that many, many years
ago when battered flivvers and collegiate model
contraptions were cluttered on campus roads, an
exasperated bevy of officials suddenly put the lid
down on the ubiquitous machines for the preser-
vation of student life, pedestrians and drivers
But as time changes, so does everything else.
The rickety flivver has long been exterminated
under the law of the survival of the fittest; the
exasperated officials are no longer exasperated;
the automobile is no longer a nuisance but a
necessity. We now have a new story with the old
solution, and it doesn't work.
This year began the era of enlightenment.
Quietly it dawned upon the "neo-unexasperated"
that the automobile is here to stay, that, although
the car rule could be enforced, there is no point
to the enforcement. "Progress is the unrelenting
giant," and they contemplated in awe the insis-
tence of the machine. However, when confronted
with answering the problem, they feinted, made
futile passes, hedged. They proclaimed that here-
after there will be minor and major infractions
of the rule. They made the decision retroactive
and permitted violators of the rule to re-enter the
University, even though the violations were made
before the decision.
The era of enlightenment was short. A purga-
torial situation resulted. We have a rule of minor
and greater infraction degrees, but the enforce-
ment of the rule is moribund. From a strict rule
las evolved one that is nebulous; the backbone
of absolute enforcement has been broken. Cars
rush by in flippant derision, occasionally warned
oy the collective finger of a vacillatory group. Like
the little boy in the fairy tale who exclaimed,
"Why, the king has no clothes on at all!" so those
interested in the car rule say "There is no car
Ah, but they are disillusioned. We bewail the
fact the car rule exists, even though that exist-
ence is as decadent as that of the horse. It exists,
but, like the Holy Grail of King Arthur, is be-
lieved in only by the virtuous. But what is the
car rule to them? They will never break it. The
commoners, those who have sinned, want the fog
lifted, they raise their voices and cry, "What
is this car rule?" And the pussyfooting continues.
Moral: The turning of the worm means noth-
ing; it is the same on both sides.
-Daily JMini

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TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 1933
SJapanese World
Empire In Eastern Asia...
APAN'S complaint yesterday that
J the United States is furnishing
iassistance to China in the Manchurian war, lends
some color to the theory advanced last week by
Will Durant in his lecture here that world af-
fairs are tending toward a three-cornered strug-
'gle for world supremacy between Britain, the
United States and Japan.
' Regardless of her involved excuses and justifi-
bations of her action, it is apparent that the
fundamental reason for Japan's seizure of the
Manchurian area was to provide room for the
Japanese raee to-expand and to provide markets
for Japanese industry. Almost exactly a year
after her first vigorous move, we find Japan again
on the aggressive to enlarge her boundaries on
the continent. It is not to much to assert that
Japan't plans involve asystematic conquest of the
enire Chinese nation and the subjugation of the
entire eastern half of Asia.
Temporarily it would be to the advantage of
the islanders to have the support of our nation,
but in such a far-reaching plan as this, - the
United States could appear only as an enemy.
Since American sentiment is emphatically in fa-
vor of the Chinese, Japan has given the first indi-
cation of her jealousy, and it is easy to foresee
from this move the beginning of a period of sus-
picion and strain in American-Japanese official
'Horrid Words' From
The Columbia Spectator
T HE SPECTATOR, crusading news-
paper of Columbia University, has
again made the headlines of the national press-
this time because of its blasting attacks on the
fraternity system and its opinion that fraternities
must be abolished.
The Spectator has charged Columbia fraterni-
ties- with corrupt practices in regard to campus
politics; with financial unsoundness, and with
moral delinquency. It states that fraternities have
no .assets to counterbalance these liabilities and,
therefore, no excuse for existance.
It is obvious what the editors of the Spectator
wish to accomplish. They remember that Reed
Harris gained nation-wide publicity by attacking
professionalism in football at Columbia. Conse-
quently, they believe that they can gain the same
notoriety. by Tttacking another institution that
is as :firmly embedded in the average undergrad-
uates mind as is football.
But-one cannot respect the present editors of
the Spectator as one did Reed Harris because
Harris had a basis for his arguments; the present
editors have not.
Also Harris was commenting on a subject that
directly concerned him as an undergraduate. The


Added attractions:- Flip -the Frog cartoon-be-
low standard; Charley Chase comedy--entertain-
ing; Paramount News; Paul Tompkins at the
Another note to Mr. Tompkins: Don't play
"Valencia" again. Stick to popular -tunes, and if
they have a range of less than one octave, so
much the better. It's the ones like "Let's Put Out'
the Lights and Go to Sleep," and "Fit as a Fid-
dle." You know-where the audience can yelland
still think it's singing.
--G, X. W. Jr.
Editorial Comment
The honor committee of the student council
has decided that Northwestern is not ready -yet
for the honor system. At least, this was the gist
of the letter recently sent to President Scott.
The committee was absolutely justified in its
decision. As long as the evils of our grading plan
continue, and; as long' as the professors line
up on one side and try to shove students througli
their routine, just that long will students con-
tinue to be on the defensive. In fact, our whole
educational process takes on the -hue, at times, of
a mock battle; the instructors try to make the
going as difficult as possible for the students and
the students reciprocate by trying "to put some-
thing over" on the faculty.
Whenever the administration decides that uni-
versity education should be for mentally mature
students with some responsibilities, and should be
allowed to make their own selection of courses
and work out their own salvation-then there
-may be an opportunity for the honor system
really to work.
-Daily Northwestern

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Already the politicians are commencing to talk
again about party conventions and elections.
There is no rest for the American voter.
-Detroit Free Press

Both+ered By



To those of us who haunt Ithaca's citadels- of
the cinema, the habits and idiosyncrasies of local
movie-goers have become a matter of course. To
have passion rewarded with a chorus of peculiar
splattering sounds, to have a scenario's jewel-like
sentence greeted with moans does not even -sur-
prise us any longer. We accept the treatment
which is visited upon Hollywood's efforts more
with a chuckle than with the raised -'eyebrow
which it would receive elsewhere.
Only when an out-of-towner visits one of our
movie-dispensaries do we realize just how mark-
edly Ithaca audiences differ from others. Only
when we consider it objectively instead of sub-
jectively are we brought to understand that Cor-
nellians and their hangers-on are a tough group
to please, that it takes a masterwork to keep
them quiet.
This is due, in all probability, not to a roisterous'
attitude which prevails among the movie-fre-
quenters, but rather to a finely sharpened critical
eye which cuts through the balderdash dished out
by Hollywood's impressarios. Cornell men refuse
to take too seriously the mawkish sentimentality,'
the glamorous adventure, and the bloodcurdling
horrors which the artists of the silver screen
pour into the followers' faces.
While we like the spirit of hypersensitivity

By Karl Seiffert~iav
The script for a new movie includes a sequence
during which the sweet young girl heroine, caught
peeking through a keyhole by a valet, is the re-
cipient of a hearty kick. That's the best way. We
always favored letting the movies take care of
their own reforms.
* *i *
California grape growers declare that wine is
not a drink, but a "good accessory." If they can
prove that, it ought not to be hard to hang a first
degree murder charge on some of the liquids being
sold as beverages nowadays.
** *
Secret service men accompanied Herbert
Hoover on a stroll through downtown Wash-
ington yesterday, apparently fearful that an
admiring populace would mistake him for a
government official.
* * *
An Atlanta man has conditioned himself to -be
able to increase his height six inches above nor-
mal at will. He probably got that way trying to
close the windows without getting out of bed.
* *

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According to Ripley, there is a woman -in
tle who, after being an invalid for 40 years,
herself by relaxing -her tongue and keeping
for six months. Without an anaesthetic?


Authorities of one of the southern Pacific
islands banned Doug Fairbanks' "Mr. Robin-
son Crusoe". -because the natives were at-
tempting some of the hero's antics -with dis-
astrous results.-What would they do if they
ever saw a good custard pie comedy?
* *i *
"I am getting a lot ,of fun out of being a pro-
fessional," says Babe Didrickson, women's sports
'hampion. Which reminds us that the difference




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