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Established 1890

Y action soon. Even if it does not, there will still
be the election next spring when the voters of
the city will be given the opportunity to give
7 I the dry aldermen their just deserts.


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University Needs
New Buildings

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 26, 1933


LParty .. .

a very

I HE recent desertion of the Social-
ist party by two of its leading
ton Sinclair and Heywood Broun, is
ng indication of the trend of the
as an echo of the resounding defeat
to the Socialist party in the cam-

T HE REQUEST of the Regents of
the University to the State Build-
ing Department for an Administration Building
and an astronomical group as the University's
"fair share" of the $3,300,000,000 Federal fund
established to help "end the depression" should
fit into the national public works program ad-
For some time the University has needed these
buildings. In all probability they would have
long since been constructed if the nation's great
financial reverse in 1929 had not prevented such
a step. Now, when funds are being distributed
among the several states for the purpose of build-
ing public structures in order to provide employ-
ment, there can be no longer conscientious ob-
jection to such a procedure.
The State of Michigan should receive about
$25,000,000 from the Federal Government for
building purposes and general rehabilitation. Cer-
tainly this long-felt need of the University's
should be answered when such funds are avail-
The University already owns the land upon
which the proposed Administration Building
would be constructed. It also owns the greater
portion of the site upon which the astronomical
group would be set up. Between 300 and 500
men would be given employment for more than
a year through the construction projects. And
surely the University is one institution which is
entitled to assistance through this general con-
struction program, having borne its share of the
ill effects of the depression.
The Regents are not asking for funds to satisfy
a selfish desire in the construction of beautiful
edifices without a purpose. These buildings are
needed and they are needed badly. It is to be
sincerely hoped that their requests will be an-
swered with the same foresight and thoughtful-
ness which prompted their action.
Screen Reflections
Dr. Eli Watt............Lionel Barrymore
Aunt Sarah .... . ..............May Robson
Letty McGinnis............ Dorothy Jordan
Bill ... .....................Joel McCrea
Joan Stockton ................Frances Dee
McGinnis ...................David Landeau
Eli Watt, M. D., a country doctor who remained
just a country doctor because he used his heart
as much as his head in helping his patients, is
the center of a sea of troubles in a small, old-
fashioned town where modern medicine and mod-
ern sanitation were unheard of until he takes the
situation into his own hands when a small-pox
epidemic strikes. Through his tireless efforts, it
is headed off and from then on he is a combined
patron saint and curer of all ills to everyone in
the village who cannot afford a doctor from the
big city. The best shot comes at the climax when
Eli is given long-due honor at a banquet in honor
of another physician and at which he fumbles
through an impromptu speech.
Eli is made a real human being by Barrymore,
as we see him save Letty McGinnis' life, awake
his hardboiled son to what a real doctor should
and can be, and save Letty's husband not only
from death but from wrecking Letty's happiness.
Barrymore's genius is again brought out in this
picture, but there is a tendency to dwell too long
on pensive scenes where his ability to portray
mental confusion and unhappiness is shown.
There were several good shots of the well-known
hardships of a country rural doctor in this coun-
try (his happy New Year's Eve ride in the sleigh.)
The program is well rounded out by W. C.
Field's good humor in his comedy "The Barber
Shop" (a comedy in which a base fiddle has "fid-
dlets"), a clever Screen Souvenir (including bath-
ing suits of the 1910 period and an old back-
woodsman drama), and the Hearst Metro-Tone
Comedy, Mickey Mouse in "Puppy Love"
Three girls working in a Madame Sonia's

Beauty Shoppe, "Beauty For Sale," fall in love
with married millionaires and the question as to
whether they like it goes three ways; one fails
and kills herself, one, in love with the money suc-
ceeds, and the other has a chance too but shuns
it. The girl with the willpower is Letty (played
rather well by Madge Evans). Mr. Sherwood
(Otto Kruger, who is very good in spite of his
looks) has a hard time with his wife Mrs. Sher-
wood (Alice Brady, who is clever, fickle, and in
constant need of beauty treatment) before she
falls in love with an architect, so after that every-
thing is fine. But the "fineness" isn't reached un-
til the end of the picture and to attain that re-
quires quite a bit of plot entanglement-a plot
that is cleverly worked out.
Although a picture of this type is not highly
intellectual it contains some good photography
(when Madge Evans is talking to Una Merkle on
the stairway), wisecracks (some of them awfully
sad), a suicide, a trip to Europe, and four or five
permanent waves. Phillips Holmes and May Rob-
son have minor roles; the former does better in
a leading role but May Robson can do any part
exceedingly well.
The balance of the program is the best that
has been to town for some time. Paul Tompkins
plays the organ while you sing, Mickey Mouse is

For the past decade, there has been agitation
in the United States for a strong third party, a
party of the proletariat such as the Labor party
in England: The trend of the times has, how-
even, been otherwise. In both England and the
United States, the trend has been toward a two-
party system with a strong liberal party lined
up against a strong conservative party. In Eng-
land, the. pasty of the middle, the Liberal party,
has dropped out of sight and the Conservative
and Labor parties have come to represent the
two points; of political viewpoints. In the United
States, the liberals have seized control of the
decadent Democratic party and the third party,
the Socialist, has faded into obscurity.
Last fall, a heavy vote for the Socialist candi-
date, Norman Thomas, was predicted: it did not
materialize. The masses, discouraged with the
leadership of the conservative Republican party,
did not turn to Thomas but to the new Demo-
cratic leadership under Roosevelt. The Demo-
cratic party has largely lived up to the expecta-
tions of the liberal element. Greater changes
in the direction of liberalism have taken place in
the last few months than at any time in the
history of the country. The true liberals in the
Socialist party have begun to realize the change
and have turned to the party which can trans-
late their views into political action.
The charges of Sinclair and Broun that the
Socialist party has become a closed group in the
nature of a religion -with a certain number of
persons considering themselves among the "con-
verted" and everyone else being "on the outside,"
are largely true. This spirit is evidenced in So-
cialist meetings everywhere and in the Socialist
press. Not long ago we witnessed a Mooney mass
meeting in which the tactics used were much the
same as those used in a religious revival meet-
ing. The Socialist party, the answer seems to be,
hias been driven into a corner and is trying des-
perately to keep itself alive. The tactics used are
those which are always indicative of a dying fac-
tion. It's beginning to look as though Socialism
is dead -long live socialism!

SELLING Daily subscriptions is a tough job but
it's not all hard work. Miss Lois Rosenberry,
attractive transfer from Wisconsin, was scared to
go through the registration and classification line.
Said she to a subscription hound, "I'll buy your
old Daily if you'll make out my schedule and get
me through the line." "Fine," said he, "I know
all the pipes." Miss Rosenberry got through the
line in double-quick time, subscribed for The
W ES HENRY, Sigma Phi contact man, didn't
get very good marks. Last summer Wes came
to Summer School to get off probation, didn't get
very good grades, went home to Tacoma, Wash.
Arriving home, he got a n6te from Wilbur R.
Humphreys, then acting dean of the literary col-
lege, that he was continued on probation. When
he got back to Ann Arbor, Wes was informed by
Edward H. Kraus, new literary dean, that Dean
Humphreys was mistaken, that he couldn't be
admitted. Wes has gone back to Los Angeles.
From Tacoma to Ann Arbor is 2300 miles by the
shortest route.
* * *. *
Paul Stephenson, art director of Robert
Henderson's Dramatic Festival, was talking
last spring to Edith Barrett, who played the
lead in "Another Language." "Would you,"
said he, "like to go over to the Hut and
watch the dancing. It's really quite astound-
ing." And he was right. There seem to be
two schools of dancing technique among the
Ann Arbor High School students who, we
hope, are the most consistent attendants at
the Fingerle Gymnasium. There is the jig-
gety-jig school which necessitates the
leader to swing his or her head from side to
side like a spectator at a tennis match to
keep from running into people and the sleepy
ones who don't seem to get anyplace but
have a good time not getting there. You
must c'mup some time and watch the fun.
* *. *. *
FRESHMAN JACK OSGOOD walked into the
Psi U house the other day, said 'My name's
Osgood," said, "How about some bridge," sat
down at a table somebody provided, said, "What's
the matter with the radio? Doesn't it play?" An-
other rushee sat down to dinner at the A.D.Phi
house, ate his steak with his fingers, looked up
hungrily,,said, "Give me some of those word de-
leted rolls." Freshman Al Dewey says he doesn't
mind the principle of wearing pots, the only thing
that's worrying him, he says, is what he is going
to say when he meets all the girls whom he has
told that he is an upperclassman.

With Ben Hecht's satire of the cinema, "Twen-
tie't . ury," Robert Henderson began last
night the second week of what should be a highly
successful season at the Cass in Detroit. The
play marks the final appearances for the current
run of Violet Heming and Geoffrey Kerr, and
the first appearance of Francis Compton. The
show will be presented each night this week and
at matinees Wednesday and Saturday.
In "Twentieth Century" Playwright Hecht sets
himself the difficult task of capturing the tem-
perament, glamour, farce, and hysteria which to
the man in the streets represent a Broadway-
Hollywood cocktail. Judging from the reception
the play has had in the East, Mr. Hecht's suc-
ceeds in devising first-rate entertainment.
Mr. Henderson's production last week was "De-
sign for Living," with Violet Heming and Geof-
frey Kerr, who were in the. cast when it was
given last spring in Ann Arbor (its first presen-
tation outside New York). Tom Powers, who had
co-starred then with them, was not in the De-
troit production. His place was taken by Charles
Brokaw. Virtually sold out houses throughout the
entire week augur a big season.
Ann Arbor theatre-goers will be pleased to learn
that the festival idea which Mr. Henderson first
tried in Ann Arbor is taking hold on many fronts.
From its beginnings here it had already spread,
by last year, to Detroit; and now comes the news
that its author has been invited to organize fes-
tivals duriig the current season in Detroit, Mil-
waukee, and Boston.
In each city Mr. Henderson intends to keep
.definitely away, as in Ann Arbor, from anything
like stock company work. "In a .festival," he
writes, "artists are constantly changed. Not only
the stars but every supporting cast is picked with
the greatest care. There is no miscasting as in
stock companies. Because of this our audiences
are able to see a veritable review of all the more
important and interesting acting talent in the
theatre today. Sometimes an artist comes for
just one or two plays. Sometimes he stays for
five or six weeks."
Among the offerings at the Cass, not consecu-
tively listed, will be "The Late Christopher Bean"
and "Criminal at Large," with Florence Reed in
each production; "Much Ado About Nothing,"
which will be done in a gay mood; "Macbeth,"
with Robert Loraine as MacBeth on a scale that
promises novelty; "Romeo and Juliet," with Edith
Barrett and Rollo Peters; "Autumn Crocus" that
will bring Tom Powers; "Both Your Houses,"
probably "Dinner at Eight" now scoring a hit in
Chicago under the management of Sam H. Har-
ris, and among the particularly promising proba-
bilities, "Fresh Fields," the Ivor Novello play that
is an outstanding London success.


,r On
te Street

N OW that the University has opened
for another year, the State Street
iants will probably make every effort to have
ast Side beer controversy revived and, even-
to have their licenses granted. The State


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