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minutes last Saturday the unspecific, non-com-
mittal statement that "A report was given on the
recent campus NRA campaign showing that all
available stickers were signed."
How many stickers were signed? How many
people refused to sign? Have their been any re-
ports to the Council of violations?
This is the sort of information we would like
to have, and for the presentation of which the
minutes are published.
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EDITORIAL S TAFF
JANAGING EDITOR.........THOMAS K. CONNELLAN
DITORIAL DIRECTOR...........C. HART SCHAAF
ITY EDITOR....................BRACKLEY SHAW
PORTS EDITOR. ......ALBERT H. NEWMAN
WOMEN'S EDITOR................. CAROL J. HANAN
IGHT EDITORS: A. Ellis Ball, Ralph G. Coulter, Wil-
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Van Vleck, Guy M. Whipple, Jr.
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NIGHT EDITOR: RALPH G. COULTER
T HE Columbia Broadcasting system
is going in for ballyhoo in a big
In the Sunday papers, Columbia advertised
throuigh the free radio publicity sections of the
ewspapers) that it would put on a program in
onor of Admiral Richard E. Byrd on his depar-
ure for the Antarctic on his second expedition.
'housands of radio listeners probably tuned in on
lis program because of the admiration with
rhich they regard Admiral Byrd. The achieve-
nents of this intrepid exporer have earned for
im a high place in the respect of his fellow
itizens. The mass of scientific data of the great-
st importance which the first Antarctic expedi-
ion brought back has already cut for the admiral
sizeable notch in the history of progress.
Radio listeners who tuned in on the Byrd fare-
rell program had a right to expect an analysis
f the objectives of the expedition from the men
f the party and the experts in the various fields
f science who contributed to the formation of
hie expedition. But, not so-Instead, the public
leard a horde of Columbia technicians tell how
roud Columbia was to be associated with Admiral
yrd, how Columbia would keep America in con-
act with the expedition, what Columbia was do-
ag for the public, how much Columbia had con-
ributed to the planning of the expedition, etc.,
tc., etc., etc. The final stroke of Columbia genius,
then Kate Smith, Columbia's ballyhoo artist
upreme, bleated out a rendition of "Boy Of Mine"
r some similar inane vocal composition, together
ith her insipid "Hello, Everybody," she cheap-
ned a really historical occasion. We wonder how
nany and what kind of persons listened through
o the Grand Finale, with its announcement that
Cate had presented a bouquet of flowers to Byrd's
nother at the conclusion of the song, showing
ow thoughtful the "songbird of the south" was.
We predict that it will be not long before the
>ublic will sicken very thoroughly of Columbia's
allyhoo and the newspapers will get wise to the
hain and stop all the publicity.
)n NRA Campaign...
N EARLY everyone interested in stu-
dent government at Michigan was
delighted when the Undergraduate Council an-
nounced at its formation last spring that minutes
)f its meetings were to be published. This check-
up, it was agreed, would react advantageously
for both students and council: the former would
be more inclined to co-operate with the council's
uggestions by virtue of its increased familiarity
vith council proceedings, and the latter would be
Letters published in this column should not be
construed as expressing the editorial opinion of The,
Daily. Anonymous communications will be disre-
garded. The names of communicants will, however,
be regarded as confidential upon request. Contribu-
tors are asked to be brief, confining themselves to
less than 300 words if possible.
FRANCE AND ARMS EQUALITY
To ,the Editor:
In an excellent and thoughtful letter by Francis
Wagner in your issue of October 13th, I am asked
why Germany's demand for equality of arma-
ments will not be conceded. It will not be granted
for the simple reason that France does not, feel
safe, and France's neighbors, who have hitherto
thought her unduly suspicious of German inten-
tions, are beginning now to share her apprehen-
sions. If France was slow (too slow in my opin-
ion) to trust the good will of the democratic,
liberal, and pacifist German republic which has
just been assassinated; what confidence will she
place in a regime which has driven into exile or
thrown into prison every pacifist, liberal, and
internationalist of distinction in the whole Father-
land? Even if Hitler really wants peace is it possi-
ble that under such circumstances anyone out-
side Germany will believe him? Until the whole
structure, spirit, and policy of Nazi Germany have
been radically altered for the better the rest of
the wrld will deal with Germany not on a basis
of mutual confidence but in a spirit of intense
realism; in just such a spirit as the United States
would deal with Japan if the latter proposed that
the present ratio of five to three in capital ships
be abandoned and "equality of armament" at sea
be substituted. You can put it down as one of the
laws of history: No nation which possesses a mar-
gin of military superiority over a rival will ever
willingly abandon it unless for other reasons it
feels complete security.
Preston W. Slosson
The n_ T h-Cetre u
DIALECT IN UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
To the Editor:
The writer attended and enjoyed many of the
plays presented last year and during the summer
by the campus players. Both the direction and
the acting were of unusual merit
The recent announcement that "Uncle Tom's
Cabin" will be presented the latter part of this
month recalls to the writer that the summer per-
formance of this play included some of the best,
and, at the same time, some of the very worst
acting of the past year. Frederic Crandall, always
outstanding, gave such an excellent portrayal of
Uncle Tom that one who is familiar with Negro
dialect readily overlooked his shortcoming in that
respect. The dialect of the old Kentucky colonel,
as well as that of the supposedly cultured Louisi-
ana plantation owner, more nearly resembled that
of a "poor white," than that of a southern aristo-
crat. Little Eva, unlike her father, made no
attempt to disguise the dialect heard only on the
northern side of the Mason-Dixon line. For this
she is to be congratulated. Topsy captivated the
audience with a dialect so original that this
southerner has never heard one like it. She was
really funny to the Southerners present in the
audience, but not for the same reason as to the
majority who applauded her. And Uncle Tom's
poor old wife, striving valiantly to speak as much
like an old-time negro as she looked, converted a
tragic scene into a ridiculous farce. In spite of
this, the play was thoroughly enjoyed. It is to
be hoped, however, that the director will either
import a few southerners for the important parts
(I am not an actor) or else instruct his actors
to make no effort to do what a Yankee simply
cannot do - talk like a southerner, white or black,
By BUD BERNARD
Differing greatly from the definition as set down
in Webster's dictionary, a Wheaton College fresh-
man in answer to a recent intelligence test sub-
mitted to the incoming class, gave as a definition
of a chaperone: "a woman who was needed after
a girl has been riding alone in a car with a fellow
for five hours."
This was but one of the many surprising rev-
elations which were brought out in a quiz which
is annually given to girls. Perhaps the most sur-
prising of them all was the statement by one of
the '37 class that the proper time to send the
"boy friend" home was at 6 a.m.
* * * *
At the University of Utah the girls hold a
unique dance. Girls hand in a preference list
of four names to the co-ed council, and the
council attempts to secure a date for her with
one of the preferred gentlemen. Girls who
fail to make known their choices will be
paired off with fellows according to the al-
phabetical arrangement of their names and
according to their classes. Just a way of get-
ting acquainted and mixing with the student
body. So they say!!!
* * * *
A most subdued freshman, while returning from
a rushing party at Ohio State University ques-
tioned the escorting fraternity man as to whether
REVIEW OF THREE POEMS
By HERMIONE RIPMAN
By PROF. A. L. BADER
Ten poems by Miss Ripman have appeared in
Everyman, an English weekly, of which three
have been reprinted in this column. In general,
the verse represents a high level of undergraduate
performance. There is variety in form and subject,
and a craftsmanlike finish. "The Hundred
Sheaves," a poem composed of a single elaborated
comparison, achieves a definite tone; "Our Lady
of Foam," the description in free verse of a mo-
mentary impression, is pleasing for its novelty and
simple statement; and "Sonnet" presents neatly
a familiar theme within the limits of 14 lines.
In all of these one finds restraint and maturity
Nowhere are these qualities more apparent than
in the sonnet. To one who has read student verse,
the dangers of the theme are at once apparent;
a kind of lyrical self-pity commonly passes for
grief, and the last bitter drop is wrung from
certain favorite adjectives. By contrast, this son-
net stands out for its lack of sentimentality, its
quiet dignity, and the absence of banality. The
situation is revealed and the emotion evoked with
a minimum of effort and an economy of means.
This is not to say all, however. A few specific
criticisms should perhaps be noted. "The Hundred
Sheaves" seems to me to "date," to suggest inevit-
ably by its rhythm and diction the poetry of the
later nineteenth century. To this degree it is imi-
tative. Again, one may feel that the diction of
the sonnet is not of the same pattern throughout:
the picture evoked by such phrases as "plumy hel-
met," "bright cuirass," and "brave pennant" is
somewhat blurred in the latter part of the poem
in which the medieval decoration drops away. And
in the lines
"I know that I were wiser to forget
Your plumy helmet laid aside to rust,
To leave your bright cuirass to gather
And this brave pennant for the moths
the word "fret" immediately receives undue prom-
inence. The slightest suspicion that it is a "rhyme
word" is heightened by its unusualness ("to fret"
is an archaism meaning "to devour") and by its
position in an end-dropping line forming the con-
clusion of the first quatrain. These, though minor
considerations, are indications of a technique not
A pleasing feminine quality pervades Miss Rip-
This is an earthly love
Earthly and tender,
With the pale
Tenderness of pointed leaves
Tenderness of pointed tulip leaves
Thrust up with eager reaching at a
An occasional' figure, a phrase, affords evidence
of individual statement in the verse, and it is this
quality, "the hard, definite, personal word" in
T. E. Hulme's phrase, that one could wish to find
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"TOO MUCH HARMONY"
WALTER DISNEY'S "PIED-PIPER"
Eddie Bronson .,,................ Bing Crosby
Benny Day .....................,Jack Oakie
Johnny Dixon............. Skeets Gallagher
Ruth Brown................... Judith Allen
Max Merlin................... Harry Green
Lucille Watson............. Lilyan Tashman
Lem Spawn ....................Ned Sparks
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RAILROAD INCOME GAINS
.n optimistic note in the national
=omic situation is the announce-
nt by the Bureau of Railway Eco-
nics that Class 1 railroads of the
ted States had a net railway op-
ting income of $277,666,122 for
first eight months of this year.
e total income for the correspond-
period of 1932 was $148,885,399.
It's a good number to keep in mind.
You'll want it if you've
,a book, or key or fountain pen, then
if you've by chance
a coat, a badge, or hat
will help to find the owner. But that
isn't all. If you would like to
a room, or have one rented, the
same little number will do it. Alot
of other things too... try it
If you enjoy songs, light humor, dancing, and
stage life, "Too Much Harmony" will please you.
In this entertaining picture Bing Crosby sings
"Thanks" and "The Day You Came Along;" Jack
Oakie tries a southern drawl and teams with
"Skeets" Gallagher in wise cracks; Judith Allen
does a Ruby Keller and sings; Lilyan Tashman
wears the lastest; Ned Sparks knows the answers;
and Harry Green fusses, pulls his hair and drinks
This picture of stage life and what can happen
to the stars behind the scenes (the advertiser
would say, "Live with these people, rise with them
to the top, see their real lives!") has with it an
all-star cast, two good tunes, and best of all, ex-
Photographer Sperkhul's shots ifi the Black
number were particularly impressive; the change
from black to white chorus girls is worth figuring
out, if you are so inclined. The best shot was done
cleverly with shadows showing only one section
of the screen in full light while the actors talk off
to one side in the darkness. Then, if you go in for
the quick change one scene to another during cho-
rus numbers, the final show, which ends with
clothes in the air and "censored" is intriguing.
Quick was the dialogue throughout, and there
were several little side touches that added to the
picture, Best remarks; Ned Sparks termed as
"death valley." The picture, as a whole, was a
little too tasty, however.
Eddie Bronson is a star stage singer for a broad-
way show. From the country come Ruth Brown,
singer, and Dixon and Day (Day and Dixon) and
they manage to make the show through Ruth's
showing. This is secondary, however, as the big
thing is that Ruth and Eddie fall in love. Lucille
Watson reminds Eddie that he is engaged to her
already. The problem of settling the affair is
neatly done through Benny Day's southern drawl
and a little champagne.
Perhaps a separate column or reveiw should be
created for Walter Disney's cartoons. The latest
one is "Pied Piper" and it is second only to the
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