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idowients , .*.
W E TAKE Michigan rather lightly
during our careers here and after
leave, at least to all outward appearances, we
tinue in our semi-apathy. But that is only on
outside. Within us we gradually develop an
ngible something, which we are unable to
.nitely define, but which is the essence of the
'it that has made our University occupy the
hi place it does.
t is a loyalty that never leaves us; an af-
ton towards and a constant desire to do some-
ig tangible for our alma mater.
Ve have long been aware of this interest among
former students who are so actively inter-
°d in all that goes on here. Their attach-
it to the University seems to vary directly
h. the number of years they have been out
their undergraduate days.
Lid further proof, of a material nature, shows
t Michigan's former students are actually al-
rs her students --looking for a way in which
make their University greater and greater.
More than $32,800,000 has been given the Uni-
sity in the 114 years since its founding - a
a that is more than half of the total assets
he institution at present. Comparative figures
n other parts of the nation show Michigan
is all publicly supported colleges in endow-
nts, being $4,000,000 ahead of her nearest

time, since registrations in Michigan are perma-
nent. But every newcomer to the city, everyone
who has moved recently, and everyone who has
never registered before should take care of the
matter immediately.
Screen ReCections
(An Art Cinema League Production)
Poil de Carotte ............ Robert Lynen
Monsieur Lepic ............ Harry Bauer
Madame Lepic...... Catherine Fonteney
Because it is a fine, deeply understanding, and
valuable presentation of a child problem from
the viewpoint of the child, because the acting of
Robert Lynen as the child is the finest piece of
juvenile acting I have ever seen, because Harry
Bauer plays very effectively as the diffident father,
and because the last third of the picture ap-
proaches technical perfection, I have awarded
three stars to this cinema. Because in many
places the vehicle falls short of artistry, I have
not given it four stars.
"Poil de Carotte," (in English "Red Head") is
the epithet applied to a boy who appears to be
about 10 years old, and who is cursed with a
shrewish mother and a father who has not the
time to bother about understanding his son. The
lad is deeply sensitive, and the combination of
parental persecution and indifference eventually
drives him to attempt suicide, The picture is very
subjective: at most times the audience is made
to sympathize with the boy, to see things through
his eyes, yet occasionally there is sufficient objec-
tivity introduced so that the spectator can under-
stand the background of disinterestedness in the
father, and can appreciate Monsieur Lepic's good
intentions even when the son cannot.
Robert Lynen is blessed with a rare combination
of self-consciousness and naivete. He appears al-
ways to understand deeply the emotions which
he is to portray, and the causes for them; his
homely little face is a moving tracery of genuine
emotion. He is never maudlin, as Jackie Coogan
often became; he is never cute; there is a ma-
turity about his work which makes his child-
mind realistic. It is chiefly through him that his
problem becomes real.'
Often the picture loses coherence. The cutting
in places is wretched, sequences are sometimes
quite irrelevant. It'is well that the pantomime is
so outstanding that one can know visually what
is occurring at all times; for the sound track is
blurry, preventing a person with a moderate
knowledge of conversational French to compre-
hend the dialogue, and the subtitling, intended to
clarify the dialogue for English monolinguists,
is so wretched that it detracts more than any
other single element from the picture. Mlle. Fon-
teney, as the heartless mother, often is ridiculous
when she should be impressive. Other perform-
ances are poor. The lighting is excellent in ex-
terior shots, but the interiors are sometimes very
difficult to make out clearly.
These faults must, however, be discounted. The
value of the drama is high, both from an artistic
and ,from a sociological viewpoint.
There are continuous performances at 7:30 and
9:05 p.m. today, tomorrow, and Saturday. An
added attraction is a Walt Disney Silly Symphony,
Birds in Spring."
-John W. Pritchard.
Miss Fane............Dorothea Wieck
Molly Prentiss. . . . Alice Brady j

Letters published in this column shduld not be con-
strued as expressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily. Anonymous communications will be disrearded.
The names of communicants will, however, be re-
garded as confidential upon request. Contributors
are asked to be brief, confining themselves to less
than 300 words if possible.
To the Editor:
I notice in one of your editorials of Friday
morning a reference to "rugged individualism," in
a tone as if it were a thing to be decried and done
away with in our modern life. I am not surprised
at this attitude on the part of the writer of the
editorial, for he was merely following what seems
to be a fashionable trend in public expression and
thought. There has not been a "popular" speaker
whom I have heard this year who has not gone
out of his way to use the dame expression, with
the same curled lip. No popular writer considers
his discussion complete without a similar reference
to that American trait.
What is "rugged individualism" and why this
suddenly grown fashion to decry it? Is the term
not expressive of the courage, self reliance, and
independence of thought and action that was
shown by our ancestors in coming to America and
in winning for themselves and their posterity
political and individual freedom, and that enabled
them to spread out over a continent in the face
of danger and difficulty and against odds that
would have appalled a less sturdy race?
Assuming that the time has come in our na-
tional life when there are so many among us
who are weak, the strong must be cautioned to
be on the alert to break their stride, so as to stop
and help those who are unable .to keep up with
the line of march, still the question arises as to
whether it is the reliant or the self-reliant that
we should be taught to admire, those who are
courageously struggling to make the most out of
life and its opportunities or those who are relying
upon the government- to do it for them. When
the subject of your admiring editorial,'the Presi-
dent, fought against all odds to overcome an ill-
ness that has ruined life for most men who have
met it, did he rely upon others or did he call
forth this great national virtue which had been
nourished by his ancestors?
Not long ago a cartoon appeared in one of our
newspapers which should give young Americans
much food for thought. It was entitled, as I re-
member it, "Which?" On one side was a youth,
in pioneer garb, with axe in hand and rifle on his
back, pushing forward into the forest that sur-
rounded his cabin. On the other side was a mod-
ern youth, standing by the road side, thumbing
a ride.
I do not object to our popular speakers or writ-
ers making any number of arguments or appeals
they see fit for social justice or for the weak or
downtrodden. I do resent their present fashion,
in so doing, to sneer at the virtues that have made
America and that every deep thinking father
hopes that some day his son will possess.
John E. Tracy
To the Editor:
(Nietzsche is speaking) "I like not the agitators
dressed up as heroes, who hide their dummy-
heads behind the stalking-horse of an ideal; I
like not the altruists who would play the ascetic
and the priest, and are at the bottom nothing but
tragic clowns; I like not; again, these newest
speculators in idealism, the Anti-Semites, who roll
their eyes in the patent, Christian-Aryan-man-of-
honor fashion, and by an abuse of moralist atti-
tudes and of agitation dodges, so cheap as to
exhaust any patience, strive to excite all the block-
head element in the populace . . . Present-day
L18871 Germany hangs together with the almost
indisputable and already quite palpable desolation
of the German mind,'whose cause I look for in a
too exclusive diet of papers, politics, beer . . . not
forgetting the condition precedent of this diet,
the national exclusiveness and vanity, the strong
but narrow principle, "Germany, Germany above
everything!" . . . Europe, nowadays, is, above all,
wealthy and ingenious in means of excitement ...
Hence the enormous counterfeiting of ideals, the
most fiery spirits of the mind; hence, too, the
repulsive, evil-smelling pseudo-alcoholic air every-

where. I should like to know how many cargoes
of imitation-idealism, of hero-costumes and high-
fallutin' clap-trap . . . how many comedians of
the Christian moral ideal would need, today, to
be exported from Europe, to enable its air to smell
pure again."

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to Come

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We appreciate the enthusiasm
shown by the campus towards
the coming Frosh Frolic and we
sincerely hope that Jack Miles
will satisfy your utmost desires.


riday,g Urchn Nionth
Michigan Union Ballroom

Paramount has made a very worthy picture out
of this story of the kidnapping of a movie star's
baby, and a considerable amount of praise is due
to the people who are responsible for it. What
could be an ordinary, mushy, silly melodrama
has been made into a well-restrained, convincing
picture. A large share of the laurels go to Doro-
thea Wieck and Alice Brady for their superb
performances. Miss Wieck has a charmingly sub-
dued manner which is excellently adapted to her
role, and Miss Brady is at her very best.
The plot is plainly the story of a kidnapping;
but it is well-designed, well accented, and is done
with a finesse that is extraordinary in a Holly-
wood production of this sort. Miss Fane is a suc-
cessful, widowed, and respectable movie star
whose whole life revolves about her baby. The
first shots show her doing a scene on location
some distance from Hollywood. As soon as she
is through, she rushes home in order to be able
to see her son Michael before he is put to bed.
After hours of cuddling and cooing (which Baby
LeRoy acknowledges by giving his mother "the
bird"), she leaves him for the night. The follow-
ing dawn Miss Fane arises to return to work, but
before leaving, she goes into the nursery to see
Micael. He is gone. The mother's subsequent
grief and anxiety is so well interpreted by Miss
Wieck that she builds up an exceptionally effective
atmosphere for the well-executed nation-wide
search for the baby. Alice Brady, as the ignorant
and amusing farmer-mother, is the real heroine
of the story, and her thrilling rescue of .the baby
affords a tense climax which is embellished by
several good, humorous incidents. There is no
love interest in "Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen," and
let us praise Allah for that, because that is one
of the elements that could have ruined the effec-
tiveness of the picture.

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N But in ANN AlB R te advent
::.........::.of Spring is recognized by the
,.. .publication of The Michigan
Daily's Spring Fashion Supple-
This Special Jiealure'will be issued
- ' -" ''Friday, the same day as+

real difference between ours and other
s, however, lies in the fact that of Michi-
total gifts, approximately 70 per cent came
former students while only 13 per cent of
ext highest school's endowments are from
umni. In the Big Ten schools most have
ndowments ranging from $2,000,000 to $10,-
0, but the per cent of these sums coming
alumni are small in comparison - one of
rger listing but 12 per cent as coming from
a tradition that former Michigan students
[eveloped and carried on - the outgrowth of
ark ignited when in Ann Arbor. Knowledge
s makes us anticipate more the day when
11 become "former students" and take our
in the throng that has preceded us, to carry
other great Michigan tradition.
;inter Now If You
h A Vote In April...


From "The1

Collegiate Observer


Genealogy of Morals"
A. L. Lazarus, '35

A speech professor at the University of Illinois
recounting two recent addresses he gave before
clubs, said: "The first was terrible, but the sec-
ond was - well brilliant, how do you account for
that?" From the back of the room came:
"Maybe it was something you et, professor."
In a recent survey these books were sug-
gested for the following- fraternities and so-
Delta Gamma - Innocents Abroad.
Delta Upsilon - The Brimming Cup.
Phi Psi -The Art of Thinking.
Gamma Phi - Vanity Fair.
Kappa Kappa Gamma - Emily Post.
Tri Delt - The Gold Hunters.
Kappa Delta -An Old Fashioned Girl.
Education while you sleep ! The College of the
City of New York is experimenting with hypnosis
as a method of communicating facts. If it works,
students will sleep a semester and get a four-
vFO.* o lloon oat~n ti-


Rocky Thorne .............. Richard Dix
Nancy .................. Elizabeth Allen

This is a war picture, and of all the war pic-
tures that have been made, it is one of the poorest.
Loaded with peace propaganda of a very senti-
mental and transparent sort, it is the story of a
young sculptor with a sex-tropism, who is not
overwhelmed by the hysteria of the World War.
Until his fiancee calls him yellow, he sticks to his

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