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FRIDAY, OCT. 6, 1933



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CITY EDITOR....................BRACKLEY SHAW
NIGHT EDITORS: A. Ellis Ball, Ralph G. Coulter, Wil-
liam G. Ferris, John C. Healey, E. Jerome Pettit, George
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Rothbard, Richard Schiff, Robert 'Trimby, George Wl-
liams, David Winkworth.
State Street
Beer ..
T HE PERSONS who have been fight-
ing for the past nine months
against heartless discrimination in the granting
of beer licenses in Ann Arbor suffered 4 major de-
feat Monday when the Michigan Supreme Court
upheld the decision of Judge George W. Sample'
sustaining the city council in its refusal to grant
licenses to merchants east of Division Street.
If the financial crisis faced by a large number{
of the city's reputable merchants because of this
discrimination were not so serious, the 'statement
by Justice Thomas Weadock summarizing the at-
titude-of the court would be worth a hearty laugh.
"The authorities of the city of Ann Arbor," said
Judge Weadock, "have protected the many stu-
dents of that institution from dangerous sur-
roundings and should continue to do so." Either
the justice is iiexcusably ignorant of the situation
or he was just indulging in a platitudinous ex-
pression characteristic of the dry mind, without
the realization of how humorous it really was.
In the first place, the court was not asked what
it thought the city of Ann Arbor ought or ought
not to do in relation to 'the student body. It was
asked simply to pass uponthe legality of the char-
ter amendment. When one reads the statement of
Justice Weadock, one wonders whether the court
really seriously considered the legal aspect of the
question, the point at issue. Is it possible that
the court was influenced by the same half-fanati-
cal belief that influenced the local council -that
the sale of 3.2 beer near the campus would cor-
rupt the morals of the student body? It is un-
fortunate that the machinery of justice does not
provide an appeal from the decision of a biased
Supreme Court whose sole function is to interpret
the law and not to formulate standards of right

and wrong.
Governor Comstock pointed out last spring that
the "home rule" provision of the beer bill would
make the granting of licenses a football of local
politics. It has done just that in Ann Arbor. A
small dry-professorial group, represe'ted on the
council by a number of m'en all out of proportion
to its size and importance, has been able to have
its way, supported-by an old charter provision, and
-the powers of heaven have not been able to move
it. This group has never been able- to proye that
it represents even a sizeable minority of the Uni-
versity faculty of the citizenry of Ann Arbor. The
vote in Ann Arbor on the liquor control amend-
ment last fall was the closest thing .to a test on
the subject which the city has had. At that time,
Ann Arbor voted by a decisive margin in favor of
the new system of liquor control which -the
amendment proposed' and which nullified previous
prohibitory acts similar to the east side beer ban.
To many it will-appea r that the decision'of the
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might well elect a Supreme Court which under-
stands the judicial function.
The charter provision will, in all probability,
be repealed next spring. The drys have only an
8-7 majority on the council and only a partial
victory over this group will be necessary to at
least have the issue submitted to a vote.
We do not need to explain our position in the
controversy. We have defended the cause of fair
play time and again in these columns for the past
nine months. We will continue to do so. We hope
that the suggestions which we have made will be
helpful and we will lend our support: editorially
to any move in the direction of ending the pres-
ent fanatical-geographical dictatorship.
The T heantre
By Robert Henderson
"Much Ado" is Shakespeare's highest comedy
. . anticipating the comedy of manners of Con-
greve and the Restoration . . it must be gay, witty
always... unlike "The Merchant of Venice" the
carnival scenes are quiet, repressed; never pas-
sionate or noisy ... never the Wallspurgisnacht
of the carnival scene in "The Merchant" . . the
dancers wear sequin masks, as the Monte Carlo
Ballet Russe uses in its "Cotillon" number . .
nothing makes a mask look so mysterious and
alluring as sequins.. some of the revellers will
have real marks, grotesque, animal-heads with
Miss Cooper, who will play the lead for us, is
the direct descendant of the famous line of Kem-
bles in the theatre.. Sarah Siddons was her
great-great-great-great-great grandmother, back
in the days of Garrick, Gainsborough and Joshua
Reynolds.. Mrs. Siddons first "chance" c the
stage was given her at Bath in the role of Bea-
trice in "Much Ado" ..with Lady Macbeth it re-
mained her greatest part throughout her career,
at this Bath performance, three hundred years
ago, the actor-manager playing Benedick was
Richard Henderson.
A permanent structural set is used throughout
the play . . lovely Italian lines. only two inter-
missions.. "Much Ado" must move without
scene interruptions, as Shakespeare intended . .
the whole atmosphere must be Italian and not
Elizabethan, which is the mistake of so many
Shakespearian productions.. in the same sense,
we made "The Merchant" Italian and not Eng-
lish .. none of the rich, meaty lines of Margaret,
Beatrice's waiting lady, are cut.. I think it is
wrong to emasculate Shakespeare, just as I think
it is wrong to cut the full-flavored lines of the
Nurse in "Romeo and Juliet."
In discussing the production with Miss Cooper
last spring we decided that "Much Ado" must be
done in the spectacular manner. . without pomp,
and display it has no meaning . . the stage must
be filled with people for the carnival scene at the,
beginning .,..the fampus Cathedral scene mus
be the most elaborate of all . . the entire Catholic
wedding procession must open it . . boys with tap-'
ers, many b u r n i n g candles, very rococo altar
.. cardinals, soldiers escorting Benedick, a sol-
dier.. the brilliant colors of the costumes of the
wedding guests.. incense burning, everything in
candle-light..what a marvellous scene Shakes-
peare has written for the wedding!
The opening of the play finds Miss Cooper as
Beatrice playing the harmonium.. the household
is very feminine, women's laughter, women every-
where, in the hall, in the gallery ..into this fem-
ine household comes a gruff messenger, a sol-
dier ..so many women make him uncomfort-
able .. he is embarrassed out of his element. .
similarly thethree gallants, Benedick, Claudio
and Don Pedro are soldiers. they enter with an
escort of soldiers.. everything very masculine
about them .. out of this grows the comedy when
Benedick falls in love with Beatrice, shaves his
beard, dons gay foppish clothing.
Shakespeare has written a boy into "Much
Ado".. he dances through the play as a symbol
of the whole ado about nothing .. always playing
a flute, always dancing . . both the carnival scene
and the end of the play have elaborate dances,
created by Theodore Smith, whose extraordinary
ballets years ago with Sam Hume's productions
at Orchestra Hall I have always remembered.
Dogberry is Shakespeare's richest comic cre-
ation with the exception of Falstaff.. he is the

original of all the Mrs. Malaprop's of the stage..
his is the famous line "Comparisons are odor-
ous" .. he is the perfect burlesque of muddling,
stupid, pompous, inefficient officialdom.. his con-
versations never get anywhere, he ; never does
anything; yet Shakespeare ironically has made
him responsible for the happy resolution of the
It is significant that each part in "Much Ado"
is nearly of equal length . . Shakespeare's best
balanced play, farce, comedy, tragedy and melo-
drama . . a gala play, in antic mood.
Editor's Note -Mr. Henderson's production of
"Much Ado" will open Monday for a week's run
at the Cass in Detroit. There will be matinees
Wednesday and Saturday. The cast has been
changed slightly from that previously announced:
Lester Vail will play Claudio, Charles Brokaw will
be Don John.

reservations. The idea is to get them, to a large
extent, off city, state or Federal direct relief doles
-to help them help themselves.
Their occupancy of the vacated military posts,
it is also argued, might restore for nearby cities
or towns some of the business lost when the garri-
sons are moved out to be concentrated in larger
A rough estimate that up to half a million
families might be lifted out of the winter bread
lines in this way has been made. The project is
still a-borning.
INCIDENTALLY, Director Fechner of the con-
servation corps is getting to be quite a center of
interest in the winter recovery project. He will
have nearly 300,000 husky youngesters in his reor-
ganization camps through the winter. Already
he has placed orders for, among other things,
half a million feet of lumber for winter housing.
That spreads the relief into the lumber industry
and means added employment.
RELIEF Administrator Hopkins is cocking a
covetous eye at the several hundred camps
to be vacated by Fechner's cadets for the winter.
Each has winter-proof kitchens and recreation
halls. Hopkins hopes to take them over for the
use of transient unemployed, putting bunks into
the recreation halls to convert them into barracks.
That is just another of the thousand-and-one
things President Roosevelt's "new dealers" are
considering against the winter emergencies.
Screen Reflections
Four stars means extraordinary; three stars edfinitely
recommended; two stars, average; one star, inferior;
no stars, stay away from it.
Joe Gimlet ................. .....Lee Tracy
Mary .........................Mae Clarke
Ted-.................. .........Otto Kruger
Elvina......................Peggy Shannon
Dave.. . ..................... Henry Gordon
Elvina's father................George Barbier
Any story in which Ben Hecht collaborates,
any story in which Lee Tracy plays, or any story
in which Otto Kruger lends his distinguished
presence should be a success. This is exactly the
case in "Turn Back the Clock," a fantastic story1
of a man who invades the past after what he be-
lieves was an unhappy life as the proprietor of a
moderately successful cigar store. Lee, of course,]
is the man to whom this unique chance is given.
Mae Clarke is his "first wife," Peggy Shannon the;
"second," and Otto Kruger the alternate husband
in each case.
The story opens with Lee meeting the opulent;
Ted and receiving an invitationfto a dinner party
given by the latter. There Ted divulges plans he
has for raising Lee's life savings ($4,000) to a
cool 20 grand in no time at all. When Lee's re-
actionary wife refuses to grant him permission to
withdraw their savings from a bank, Lee gets
drunk and manages to step in front of a speeding
car and so indirectly into a hospital. Here, under
ether, the magical transformation to the past is
Lee wakes up as the Joe Gimlet of 30 years be
fore. He comes down to breakfast, says "Ge, Ma,
you look just the same as ever." Mother, dumb-
founded, calls the family doctor, who earnestly
counsels Lee to keep his mouth shut and maybe
the townsfolk won't suspect him of his father's
insanity. This new "life" Lee uses differently. He
marries Elvina instead of Mary, concentrates on
making huge sums through the invention of a nut
named Henry "Cord", who has an idea for a
cheap automobile. Then Lee steps through the
years, through the World War, the rising tide of
prosperity in the Coolidge era, then into the stock
market crash. Delightful sequences: Lee telling
Wilson to keep out of Europe, because he (Lee)
knows no good could come of it ( having lived once
already to see Wilson discredited upon his return
from the peace conferences); Lee cock-surely pre-
dicting the date of the stock market crash and
"forecasting" other events at will.
Half of the time you will probably give up to
unconcealed pleasure at this ingenious plot. The
rest of the time will be spent in figuring out who

knows what about who in the tricky scenes of the
second life. "Turn Back the Clock" is a distinct
novelty. It is adeptly casted, and the conclusion
rounds out the turmoil satisfactorily.
Added attractions: Paramount N e w s with
Roosevelt Chicago speech; "The Big Fibber" - a
comedy- with Walter Catlett and Billy Gilbert of
the many sneezes and flustered voice - slapsticky
but often funny.
--G. M. W. Jr.
Collegiate Observer

Sororities End
Rushing With
Formal Affairsj
Alumnae Return During
Past Week Bids; To Be
Issued Tonight
The sorority rushing season came
to an official end with the closing
formals on Tuesday and Wednesday
nights. The bids will be sent out this
evening. During the last week many
alumnae have returned to aid with
Alumnae present at the formal din-
ners held at Alpha Delta Pi were the
Misses Martha Land, Dorothy
Schmidt, Agnes Gringle, and Geor-
gette Needles, all of Detroit.
The traditional decoration scheme
was carried out at the Gamma Phi
Beta formals on Tuesday and Wed-
nesday nights. At one end of the
dining room a silver crescent flanked
by green fernery shone brightly.
White tapers and white chrysanthe-
mums were used as table decorations.
White and silver tapers burned in the
reception hall.
Among the Ann Arbor alumnae
present were: Mrs. N. S. Potter, Miss
Caroline Potter, Miss Linda Eberbach,
Mrs. Rudolph Winnacker, Mrs. Waldo
Abbott, Mrs. E. S. Wolaver, Mrs. E. L.
Adams, Miss Jane Breaky, Mrs. E. S.
Others present were: Miss Elfreda
John, '33, of Dearborn; Miss Enid
Bush, '33, and Miss Dorothy Seens,
ex-'35, of Detroit; Miss Laura Finley,
'33, of Ann Arbor; and Miss Mar-
garet Smith, '33, of Cleveland.
Kappa Delta closed its intensive
'rushing season with a formal dinner
which featured decorations of white
roses and white candles. During the
evening a white rose ceremony was
held at which each of the rushees was
presented with one of the sorority
flowers. Among the alumnae who at-
tended were Dorothy Felske, '31, and
Katherine Moore, '32, of Detroit; and
Alice Sunderland, '31, Annetta Die-
koff, '32, and Eileen Wilson, '32, all
of Ann Arbor.
The following alumnae were pres-
ent at the formal dinners held at
Zeta Tau Alpha: Mrs. Brice Blakely,
Miss Edith Jackson, Mrs. Clark Sim-
mons, and Mrs. W. K. Davis, all of
Detroit, who attended the Tuesday
dinner; and Miss Gladys Schroder,
of Plymouth; Miss Violet Lyle, of
Saginaw, and Miss Jane Pinson, of
Grosse Ile, who were guests of the
house on Wednesday night.
Blue and silver flowers, and tur-
quoise tapers were used for decora-
League Plans
Bridge Series
For Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor's First Annual Bridge
Tournament will begin Oct. 12 at the
League, it was announced yesterday.
The tournament will consist of two
qualifying sessions and a final. The
first round will open at 8 p. m.
Mr. John Mathes, tournament di-
rector at the League, received author-
ization last week to conduct such a
tournament under the auspices of the
United States Bridge Association. A
committee composed of some of Ann

Arbor's leading and most enthusiastic
bridge players was formed and at a
meeting held for the purpose decided
upon a set of rules which would gov-
3rn. The members of this committee
included Mrs. H. Silvester, Mr. S. J.
Paup, Mr. J. C. Brier, Mr. C. E. Love,
and Mr. Mathes.
In appreciation of the support the
people of Ann Arbor have given to
its various bridge activities, the
League has donated a trophy which
will be emblematic of the contract
bridge championship of the city. This
cup, to be known as the Women's
League Trophy, is now being en-
graved and will be displayed soon.
Like the annual golf tournament,
this bridge tournament will be re-
stricted to residents of the city of
Ann Arbor. By thisrestriction, the
commnittee believes that the cham-
pionship will be in every sense of the
word, a representative Ann Arbor
The persons who win the trophy
will have possession of it for a year
and the person, or persons, who wins
it three times, will gain permanent
The second qualifying round will
be held the following Thursday, Oct.
1, at the same time. The pairs having
the best total score for the two
rounds will then qualify for the
finals. The committee has not deter-
mined the number of pairs which will
be qualified for the finals, but will
do so after the total number of
entries has been ascertained. The

BERLIN, Oct. 5.-(R)-A new law
making journalists public officials
and regulating their rights and du-
ties was"interpreted today as ending
finally freedom of the press, as
understood in America.
In their new status German jour-
nalists must bow to the so-called
"leadership principle," meaning that
they must take orders from the top,
which permits no appeal.

WhereTo G
Dancing: Mayfair Dance at League
Ballroom; Michigan Union; Chubb's
Riding: Moonlight Ride at Golf-
side Riding Academy at 8 p. m.
Motion Pictures: Michigan, "Turn
Back the Clock;" Majestic, "Mayor of
Hell" and "Terror Aboard;" Wuerth,
"When Ladies Meet."

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 - That highly special-
ized administration trouble-shooter, Colonel
Howe, presidential secretary, has another job in
prospect. He is toying with the idea of appeasing
localities disgruntled by withdrawal of regular
army units from numerous military posts. The
scheme-would be to adapt them for "subsistence
centers" this winter.

Despite assumptions of the world at large,
the college student does worry, according to a
psychology study of several years at Purdue Uni-
versity. Some of the causes of worry and percent-
age of students perplexed by these are: studies
42 percent; financial 30 percent; family affairs 15
percent; religion four percent. Affairs of the heart
bother only nine percent.
Add this to your list of definitions: Amer-
icanism is taking a course in liberal arts at a
university that offers courses in commerce
and business and then complaining because
college doesn't train one in the useful subjects.
A student in a logic examination at Marquette
University ran out of material after writing three
pages and he wrote: "I don't think that you'll
read this far and just to prove it I'll tell you
about the football game I saw yesterday." For
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