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The Regents And
Physical Education . .
A MONG the innumerable reports
that have been submitted to the
Board of Regents during its long history, few
have been so carefully prepared as the Day re-
port of 1926 on physical education requirements.
The reason for the amount of attention given this
paper by both its authors and readers is the
importance that has for many years been at-
tached, at Michigan, to physical education. For
the same reason, the discontent heard in some
quarters today concerning physical' education re-
quirements deserves careful consideration.
In reviewing this dissatisfaction 'mention must
be made of the appointment and work of the
Sinai committee in 1932, of the poll last year of
women students, and of the general sentiment of
men students..
- Originally the power to determine physical edu-
cation requirements was vested in the faculties
: the various schools and colleges. Following the
Day report; it was given by the Regents to the
Board in Control of Athletics. In 1932 the Uni-
iversity Council appointed a committee, headed by
DW.Nathan Sinai, to examine, among other things,
the admin istration of the physical education re-
uirements under the athletic board.
The sinai committee concluded that the Board
in Control of Athletics was of necessity so taken
up with its financial work in relation to athletic
tickets, the stadium, the intramural building, and
related matters, that it was forced to slight the
matter of undergraduate physical education re-
quirements for men and women. The committee
therefore recommended that authority be returned
to the faculties. This view was buttressed by the
argument that physical education for the rank
and file of students was part of their school pro-

gram, and hence could most effectively be reg-
ulated and administered by their respective col-
leges. This part of the report is still pending with
the Council.I
Last year a poll was conducted among women'
students on the subject. It was proved that co-
eds are overwhelmingly averse to two years of
physical education, and that they almost unani-
mously favor a grant of credit for one year. Theyj
are dissatisfied with present conditions.
The men, too, are dissatisfied. Supported by the
staff which administers physical education, they
believe the University should prove its belief in
the advisability of physical education by dignify-
ing it with credit.
Now the logic of this dissatisfaction points to┬░
the question: Why is nothing done by the dis-
satisfied groups? Something, in their opinions, is
wrong with existing regulations. Why not peti-
tion the Board in Control of Athletics for the
desired changes or change?
The answer is simple. No one will go to the

fact that no one knows who will ultimately be
authorized by the Regents to make the change.
The way out of this immediate difficulty and
the first step toward solution of the larger prob-
lem of physical education is simple. Let the Re-
gents decide who is to have authority in the mat-
ter. Is it to continue with the Board in Control of
Athetics? Is it to be lodged with the various fac-
ulties? Is it, by any chance, going to a third
body or group of bodies?
Not until the Regents make this choice will it
be possible to tackle the real issue-an issue in-
teresting enough to have caused a poll of students
and the appointment of a University Council
Musical Events
Koussevitsky! Master program-builder! With
works of Mozart, Stravinsky, and Brahms, has he
made a complete symphony concert. Few peo-
ple could, with only three numbers achieve a pro-
gram of the scope, the artistic value, and the var-
iety that Serge Koussevitsky has for this Ann
Arbor performance of the Boston Symphony Or-
chestra. It begins with "Eine Kleine Nachtmu-
sick," a short serenade, consisting of an allegro,
romance, minuet and trio, and finale," in G-
major, written by Mozart. Stravinsky's "Sacre
du Printemps," is next, and to close the program
is Brahm's First Symphony in C-minor.
The whole is an artistic achievement in itself,
for it possesses contrasts, in music-forms and
ideals, it has balance, it has a beginning, climax
and denouement. It has finesse, made up as it
is by good things but few, and it has life and
color. In other words it is a representative ex-
ample of what a program should be.
Incidentally, in the program lies the history of
symphonic music, in that the development of
particular phases of that music are shown. Per-
fect, form in miniature is found in the Mozart
Serenade, thematic development in the Brahms,
and brilliance and power of orchestral color in
the Stravinsky Spring Rites. The Serenade and
Symphony have no program, so that their appeal
is to the ear through fine melody, familiar har-
mony, and direct rhythms. Each gives to its lis-
teners passages of tonal beauty easily assimilated.
The Stravinsky is programmatic, each part of
the Rite it belongs to. But, the element of music,
per se, exists in this extremely imaginative work,
as it does in the Mozart; for, Stravinsky himself
says, "The idea came from the music: the music
did not come from the idea. My work is archi-
tectonic, not anecdotal: objective, not descrip-
tive construction."'
Koussevitsky is apparently trying the Euro-
pean idea that audiences come to hear the music
for the sake of the program. It is to be hoped
that the audience Tuesday night will appreciate
this, and benefit by the appetizer in the form of
Mozart's Serenade.
The Serenade is a festive and cheerful selec-
tion for the beginning of a program. Scored orig-
inally for a string ensemble, it is typical of the
chamber music of the 18th century, written to
order, this way for a Viennese celebration, and
performed by an undetermined number of'players.
The serenade, though written in 1787, the same
year as his three great symphonies and two
operas: "Marriage of Figaro" and "Don Giovan-
ni," has the lightness and unclouded nature of
Mozart's early style. His vocal training left its
mark on his instrumental writing and imparted
"that Mozartean, cantabile colouring," of which
the second movement is a good example with its
delicious little coda-cadence. This "baby" sym-
phony, assuredly, has much of the charm of Mo-
zart's mature writing.

creen Reflections
Four stars means extraordinary; three stars definitely
recommended; two stars, average; one star, inferior;
no stars, stay away from it.
Ferraro ..................Jan Kiepura
Mathilde Pategg...... Magda Schneider
Koretsky ..................Sonnie Hale
Mayor Pategg........... Edmund Gwenn
His Wife.................Athene Seyler
Ferraro's Manager ........ Betty Chester
For a really enjoyable evening of movie-going,
try "Be Mine Tonight," which will remain at
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre two more days.
And don't forget to be in your seat in time to
see the best Mickey Mouse that ever struck town
- "Mickey's Touchdown."
For once, or possibly it is twice, the Art Ci-
nema League, under Jack Seidel, a junior stu-
dent in the literary college, has put away its
Russian portrayals of men and machines, shelved
its weird collection of German fantasies, and has
brought along a highly appealing musical come-
dy, featuring a Polish tenor, Jan Kiepura, whose
ringing voice should prove something of a land-
mark in contemporary movie producing.
With little or no plot other than the thread
connecting a famous European tenor, an inter-
national crook, a comic Swiss mayor, his adopted
daughter, and several comedians, the Gaumont
and Universal men have manufactured a comic
fabric that is in many ways superior to Ameri-
can films of the same type, granting that in the
technical realm of recording and photography
there is not always presented the high standard
to which American audiences are accustomed.
Opposite the handsome Kiepura, who deserts his
sharp-voiced feminine manager for a sojourn in
the Swiss Alps, we find Sonnie Hale-a British
comedian who is a cross between Buster Keaton
with a smile and a dash of Edward Everett Hor-
ton - and a pleasing German ingenue, Magna
Schneider, in the lead feminine role. Miss Schnei-
der has little to do other than smile and lend
her attractiveness to the Zern setting, but Son-
nie Hale is a bulwark of the show. The time-
worn complications arising out of mistaken iden-
tity are made new and vibrant by this charm-
ing English buffoon. In all truth, until the final
scenes in which Kiepura sings his way out of
a police station dilemma, Hale could well be
mistaken by a late-comer for the lead. But it
all turns out in well-balanced fashion, with Ed-
mund Gwenn as the ridiculously pompous mayor,
Athene Seyler as his wife, and Betty Chester as
Ferraro's manager all doing their polished best.
As for Mr. Mickey Mouse, you will find him in
an extremely timely role. It's football, of course,
and the antics of Mr. Disney's mouse in ekeing
out a 102 to 96 victory over his chesty opponents
are a revelation.
Mr. Mordaunt Hall, of the New York Times,
advanced his belief that "it would be splendid
if there were more pictures like "Be Mine To-
night." Agreed. And the same to Mickey Mouse.
-G.M.W., Jr.
Mimi Benton, Sally Trent. .Claudette Colbert
Cummings.. . ................. Ricardo Cortez
Michael............. . .... David Manners
Dora................V.........Lyda Roberti
Sally .........................Baby LeRoy
The outstanding feature in "Torch Singer" is
Claudette Colbert's singing. It's as good, if not
better than many of the popular stars of to-
day. "Don't Be A Cry Baby," "It's A Long Dark
Night," and "Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Love"
are in her repertoire and the latter is good as a
tune and very good as presented by Miss Col-
"Torch Singer" isn't as the advertisements sug-
gest (few movies are) because there is quite a
bit of sobbing, some sincere love (in too many
movies), entertaining music, and humorous com-
edy; quite a variety, indeed. The sob part of it,

in the first scenes, gets on one's nerves a bit,
but then the rather merry middle part, the sing-
ing and humor, lend a relief so one can settle
down again for some more heavy drama arising
at the climax.
The plot is very simple. Sally Trent is loved
by rich man Michael and then he runs off to
China. She tries to get along with her friend
Dora but Dora loses her job. Poverty stricken
she turns to Mother Angelica in a public in-
stitution and gives up her baby (by the way she
had one) completely and forever. She has 'a
voice, however, and works her way up to become
the leading torch singer in the big, bad city
(one can use that in this column, too). Through
a tricky situation she becomes everybody's Aunt
Jemina for the Judson Pure Foods broadcast.
How she regains her child (played cutely by Baby
LeRoy) and also her lover is another story .'.
see this amazing drama of a broken heart! Then
see it mended before your very eyes!
One can also see, for about the first time this
season, Andy Clyde in one of his comedies that
is supposed to be funny (nertz); Pit whips the
Navy and Nick Lukats runs 52 whole yards to
beat Indiana for the spirit of Notre Dame in
the Paramount News; then Jackies Pearl, Pete
Smith, Ed Wynne, Jack Dempsey, Marie Dress-
ler, Jean Harlow, and Joan Crawford( Crawfish)
appear in a Hollywood Review that has some
witty remarks by Wheeler and Woolsey.








-Sally Place.

Collegiate Observer
A woman at the University of Chicago was
granted a masters degree after she had sub-
mitted a thesis on "Four Ways To Wash
Dishes." Columbia University, however, went
one step further and granted a Ph.D. to the
author of the dissertation, "The Duties of a
School Janitor."
*'* *
Football has been discarded for Rodeo sports
at the Cheyenne College at Colorado Springs.
Bucking horses and wild steers are considered less
dangerous by the school officials.
* * *
Palo Alto motorcops have decreed that
Stanford University co-ed speedsters will
have to darn socks if they cannot pay their
fines. This arrangement corresponds to the
wood-chopping method used on the men
* * *
Students at the Florida State College for
Women must take an examination on the college
government and constitutional rules. Those fail-
ing the test are campused for two weeks. At the
end of this puniishment another test must be
taken successfully before social privileges are
* * *
Add this to your list of technocrats: A profes-
sor at the University of California has invented a
French verb wheel which conjugates irregular
verbs on pointing an arrow to the proper place.
* * *
"Most of the fraternities are now under the
NRA." (Now Rushing Anybody).
- Southern California Daily Trojan
"Why do so many students brag about
'not' studying."
- Daily Kansas
* * *


8:15 Sharp
"EI1N KLEINE NACHTMUSIK Serenade ....Mozart
for String Orchestra (Koechel No. 525)
I. Allegro III. Menutto; Allegretto

II. Romanza


Rondo: Allegro

LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS" ("The Rite of Spring") .. Stravinsky
A Picture of Pagan Russia
I. The Adoration of the Earth
Introduction - Harbingers of Spring - Dance of the
Adolescents - Abduction - Spring Rounds - Games of
the Rival Cities - The Procession of the Wise Men -
The Adoraticn of the Earth (The Wise Man) - Dance
of the Earth.
11. The Sacrifice
Introduction - Mysterious Circles of the Adolescents -
Glorification of the Chosen One - Evocation of the
Ancestors - Ritual of the Ancestors - The Sacrificial
Dance of the Chosen One.
SYMPHONY No. 1 i C MINOR, Op. 68 . Brahms

I. Un poco sostenuto; Allegro

II. Andante sostenuto

a new shirt; buttered toast chilled to con-
crete-like c o n s i s t e n c y; the song "Who's
Afraid of The Big Bad Wolf"; the girl who
tells you of the "Simply Grand Fella she met
last week, etc."

III. Un poco allegret.to e grazioso
IV. Adagio; Allegro non troppo, ma con brio

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