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Attention Literary
College Teachers
HERE are two theories in regard
to the proctoring of experiments:
one, that the students are to be trusted and need
not be watched; the other, that some students
taking examinations will cheat if they have the
Qpportunity, and that they must therefore be
watched. In the College of Engineering, the
School of Dentistry, and the Medical School,
where the honor system successfully operates, the
first theory is followed. In the literary college,
there is a curious mixture of the two theories,
some instructors preferring to proctor their ex-
aminations while others believe enough in the
honor of their students to leave the room during
the final examinations.
This last tendency,, we believe, its regrettable.
The honor system is not in existence in the lit-.
erary college. In many classes, the ethics, as far
as cheating goes, are at a low ebb. Justice to
those who do not take advantage of the absence
of the professor requires that every attempt be
made to render the conditions under which ex-
aminations are written equal for all
Therefore, we urge all instructors in the literary
college to be absolutely fair to their students, to
stand around and watch no matter how bored they
are, in order that there may be no premium on
dishonesty or penalty for integrity.

Screen Reflections
IT MIGHT be interesting to note what pictures
have received the highest ranking during the
past semester and to possibly attempt a ranking
of them to pick out the best one of the selected
There has been a definite trend this year on
the part of the producer in Hollywood to make
the American film one notch better than those of
the preceeding year. This has been done to a
certain extent, but the average film is so poor that
it is little wonder that there have been such a
limited number of four star pictures, and it is
hoped that in the near future more such films,
the four star ones, will come out of Hollywood.
The American audience, by this time, must cer-
tainly be fed up on the average dish of movies.
In giving four stars to a picture several things

For Living" (wit a minus sign). Among these six
pictures it is interesting to note that they all in-
volve different types of drama
"Morning Glory", the first in order of appear-
ance, starred Katherine Hepburn in her first real
success and was an interesting study of a stage
actress, with unusual ability, and a display of Miss
Hepburn's splendid versatility and energy to put
herself into a part sincerely; a character study.
"Lady For A Day", with the best humor of the
year, starred May Robson and Warren William
and a splendid supporting cast. Time says: "May
Robson is one of the few members of Hollywood
who has, over a period of years, and without
beauty as an aid, learned the art of acting." With
a light touch given it by the director and author,
this movie swung to the heights of success through
the all-around-well-balanced cast which made it
what it was; a fine contribution of humor and
casting in a fine picture.
"Zoo In Budapest" received the ranking it did
not because it was a picture of stars, acting, or
sensation but because it was an honest effort to
give the public a truly educational picture featur-
ing a man's love for animals. This was aided
with excellent photography, directing, and setting.
"Berkley Square" displayed the fine acting of
Leslie Howard and Heather Angel in the most un-
usual picture of the group. The metaphysical ele-
ment present and the creation of the old romantic.
type of drama made this the most intellectual
film of the six.
"Little Women", the 65-year-old classic of
America, again brought Katherine Hepburn to the
fore; her interpretation of Jo March will undoubt-
edly be one of the classic performances for years
to come. The excellent supporting cast re-enacted
Louisa May Alcott's novel in a realistic manner
seldom seen on the screen or stage and made it a
real triumph.
"Design For Living" was written for the screen
by Ben Hecht, taken from Noel Coward's play of
the same name, and presented the modern type of
drama with all of its touches. Although this pic-
ture and type of drama is not at all like the pre-
ceeding films criticized, it must be remembered
that the play by Noel Coward was a huge success
and has an appeal that other drama lacks and
dialogue that is the "thing" at this stage of the
play-writing game. Frederick March, Gary Cooper,
and Miriam Hopkins did well in the parts they
played although a Noel Coward, Alfred Lunt, and
Lynn Fontainne trio would be far above them.
The two foreign films, "Le Milion" and "Der
Hauptmann Von Koepenick", have received the
four star rating and while this is a summary of
American cinema it might be well to note that
the European cinema has a knack for excellent
photography that is hard to approach over here,
it seems, and stands head and shoulders above
the general American cinema as a whole.
With all factors considered, I would rank the
six American films in the following order:
Little Women
Berkeley Square
Lady For a Day
Morning Glory
Design, For Living
Zoo in Budapest
Other films of the year that came near this
status are the following: "Only Yesterday", "Pent-
house", "Emperor Jones", and Three Cornered
Moon." The best films of the semester for the fol-
lowing characteristics are:
Adventure and Education "S.O.S. Iceberg."
Musical Review; "Golddiggers of 1933"
Cartoon:"Three Little Pigs."
Suzanne .....................Lillian Harvey
.Tony......................Gene Raymond
Baron ........................Leslie Banks
Because puppets play an important part in it,
"I Am Suzanne" has a rather unusual touch.It
is, however, another musical movie; and this
time the pot is a very sweet, sugary one, dealing
with the love life of a naive young dancer who has
potentialities of greatness and that of a young
man whose life is completely wrapped up in his
puppet show. As she is about to become the toast
of Paris, Suzanne, the dancer, breaks her leg, and
her gold-thirsty manager and teacher desert her
because she is no longer able to dance. She has
met Tony, the boy with the puppets, and he takes
care of her, getting a famous doctor to treat her.

During her convalescence, she learns to handle
puppets and eventually becomes an important part
of the puppet show. These conditions develop into
a love affair which is the type that requires a lot
of misunderstandings and readjustments to make
it mature into the grand clinch at the end.
A great deal of the footage of the film is taken
up by puppet shows. The puppets employed are
called Pedrecoo's Piccoli Marionettes, and they are
definitely of the best. Beside this feature, Lillian
Harvey does a considerable amount of good danc-
ing and not so good singing. She also flutters her
eyelashes a great deal and creates a wide-eyed
innocence role which is not hard to take. Gene
Raymond is quite himself - or is it ITself? Leslie
Banks portrays a character who is decidedly
amusing and humorous at times. As a whole it is
not a bad picture at all, but the plot drags in spots,
and every now and then the puppet scenes be-
come so profuse that one wishes they had never
thought of the idea of using them.
There is a Silly Symphony, "The China Shop,"
that is up to the usual Walt Disney standard.
There is also a comedy, and that is likewise of the
usual standard of its type - deplorable.
- C.B.C.
Collegiate Observer
A professor at Milwaukee State Teachers College
told students of his course that he found most of
them had cheated in an examination. They ad-
mitted it and said it was impossible to answer the
questions in the given time without cheating.

Musical Events
SOLOISTS from the student body of the School
of Music will provide an interesting program
of concertos and arias this afternoon in Hill Audi-
torium at 4:15. The University Symphony Or-
chestra under the direction of Dr. Earl V. Moore.
will assist the performers.
Allegro, from Concerto No. 5,
E-fiat... ................Beethoven
Piano and Orchestra
Raymond Kondratowicz
Aria, "Voi lo Sapete" from "Cavalleria
Rusticana". ...................Mascagni
Victor Toteff
Allegro, from Concerto No. 20,
D-minor ......................Mozart
Piano and Orchestra
Jeanette Rabinowitz
Allegro, molto appassionata from
Concerto in E-minor ........ Mendelssohn
Violin and Orchestra
Elizabeth Allsop Leslie
Hungarian Fantasia ..................Liszt
Piano and Orchestra
Suzanne Malve
THE YOUNG MAN who assumes the leading
position on this program is a junior here, hav-
ing transferred from the Catholic Junior College
in Grand Rapids where he studied with Sister
Mary Thomas. Mr. Kondratowicz is studying at
present with Professor Brinkman. The Beethoven
Concerto is not too much for him, for he has a
vigorous attack, and he maintains sturdiness and
breadth throughout the movement.
Miss Toteff has studied at the Curtis Institute
of Music, and is now working under Professor
James Hamilton. Her voice seems fairly mature
and has the assurance of an experienced per
former to reinforce it This is Miss Toteff's first
year at the School of Music.
Jeanette Rabinowitz has been here during her
college work, and studied with the late Albert
Lockwood.. The Mozart concerto shows to ad-
vantage the careful training she has had. At
present, Miss Rabinowitz is studying with Pro-
fessor Brinkman. A third of his students, Suzanne
Malve, a junior, is well at home in the Liszt Hun-
garian Fantasia, with brilliance and weight in her
Elizabeth Allsop Leslie has a frilly, technically
hair-raising concerto, the E-minor of Mendelssohn.
A student of Professor Besekirsky, Mrs. Leslie has
an adequate command of the work, a smooth tone.
The program has been selected, not only with
the achievements of the students in mind, but
with the content as a whole. It proves to be a
listen-able concert, made up of representative
works of the favorites. And it will be performed
conscientiously, and probably artistically, if re-
hearsals presage anything.
Se tu m'ami..................Pergolesi
Pur dicesti, O bocca bella ...... Antonio Lotti
Air from "Zemire et Azor" ...Gretry
Lo, here the gentle lark ... . Sir Henry Bishop
Aria, "Caro nome" from "Rigoletto" . .. .Verdi
Air, "Tu vois la-bas" from "The Czar's
Bride". .............Rimsky-Korsakoff
The Rose and the -
Nightingale ..........Rimsky-Korsakoff
Aria, "Une voce poco fa" from "The
Barber of Seville" ................Rossini
Theme varie ...................Saint-Saens
Les Filles de Cadix ................Delibes
Pastorale ..................Frank La Forge
Aria, "Ardon gl' Incensi" from
"Lucia di Lammermoor" .......Donizetti
Lily Pons, who sang in Ann Arbor for the first
time at the May Festival of 1931, has won the
distinction of being a musician of innate refine-
ment, a performer with instinctive, artistic reac-
tions. This winter in New York she has estab-
lished herself on the boards of the Metropolitan
Opera Company, while, during the years she has
been giving concerts all over the world, she has
won an ardent group of admirers. Locally, she
has her followers, for her success at the Festival
those several years ago won her numberless de-
votees. Her performances over the radio have

brought her name and her voice to the attention
of an otherwise unattainable audience.
Those who heard Mme. Pons, here, before will
have a chance to compare, from memory, the,
improvement, the development, what you will
that has occurred since her conlcert at that
Festival three years ago. Mme. Pons is including
this time an aria, "Cara Nome" from "Rigoletto,"
which was outstanding on that program. This
one is full of melody, and charm, nothing too
taxing for the tired freshman, effette sophomore,
smoothey junior or indulgent senior, or even the
grad who loves "Danny Boy." It demands plenty
of ability to be performed, but only a modicum, if
any, of technical knowledge to be enjoyed, if
merely superficially. Mme. Pons has so much per-
sonal charm, so much vitality, and her intentions
are artistic!
Mme. Pons will be assisted by the pianist,
Guiseppe Bamboscheck, and by a flautist, who will
add a group to the above program.
sider the fourth and fifth commandments the most
vital of the ten.
* * *
Our controlis nigh gone,
We sure need consolement;
Just finished with finals
and now comes enrollment.
Won't be long now.
* * *
Start being a man now that the chance has
come to you. College is a prep school for living,

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