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___IIE MICHIGAN DAILY

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ED L IRECTOR ...............C HART SCHAAF
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will be grossly disappointed in the film interpieta-
tion.
There has been some definite attempt, however,
to retain some of the original elements, among
which are the main features of the musical
score, which include the songs "The Night Was
Made for Love," "She Didn't Say Yes," "Try to
Forget," and "A New Love is Old." These delight-
ful melodies mark the theme of the picture, which
deals with the exciting and romantic love affair
of two young musicians. One of these is a super-
romantic Belgian youth, who, in trying to escape
from the police, jumps into a taxi of a young
American girl bound for a pension in Brussels.
It turns out that his pension is next door to hers,
and this coincidence brings about the beginning of
an impetuous courtship. When they discover that
they are both composers, their bond is tightened,
but trouble follows when the girl becomes success-
ful, the boy, drowned in her fame, finds that he
cannot work on his operetta.
The music, some of the love scenes, and the
ghost of the stage production save "The Cat and
the Fiddle" from being a thorough failure. Jean-
ette MacDonald's voice and personality are val-
uable in the better parts of the picture, and
Charles Butterworth's effectively dull humor lends
interest to otherwise flat scenes. Ramon Novarro'
continues in his usual manner as the rash, love-
sick lover, and strains his vocal chords into a few
fair notes,
Best shot is the scene in the heroine's Paris
apartment just after her lover has left her. The
,remnants of his song are wafted about her bed-
room, the breeze makes the whole room live with
attractively sentimental melodies, and she falls
gracefully on the big modernistic bed in the dis-
tance to hide her tears in the pillows. Ah, love!
Paul Tompkins at the organ is the best of the
added attractions; there is nothing eventful in ther
newsreel, and the Charlie Chase comedy was ob-
viously conceived for moronic minds. -C.B.C.

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Musical Events

PORT.S ASSISTANTS: Chae A. Baird, Arthur W,. Car-
steiis Rolahd L. drtin;M orie Western.
W04EN'S.ASSTIjA : Mar'orJb Beck, Eleanor Blum,
Lois Jotter;Marie Murphy, Mroret D. Phalan.
REPORTERS,: C. Bradford Ctitenter. Paul J. Elliott,
CourtnyA. Evans, John J. F'aherty, Thoia A. Grpehn,
John Krr, ThomaM ' Kleene, Bernard B. I4evick, David
G. MacDonald, Je1l P. Newman, Jobn- M. O'Connell,
Kenneth Pafker, William R. Reel, Robert S. Ruwitch,
Arthur S. Sett'le, Marshall D. Silverman, Arthur M.
Taub.

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Campus.,Ophiiion
Letters published in this column should not be con-
strued' as expressing the editoiial opinion of The
Daily. Anonymous communications will be disregarded.
The names of communicants wJll, however, be re-
garded as confidential upon request. 'Contributors
are asked to be brief, confining themselves to less
than 300 words if possible.
PLATO ON
IMMORTALITY

SUNDAY'S CONCERT
In Review
From the artistic standpoint, the program Sun-
day, given by Maud Okkelberg, pianist, and Thel-
ma Lewis, soprano, accompanied by Ava Comm
Case, was complete and effective. Its difficulties
were no obstacle to a finished performance. It
was an intellectually keyed program (possibly not
the most popular Sunday concert); its perfection
was achieved through superb technique, plus,
moreover, an assimilation of its musical ideas.
Mrs. Okkelberg's approach is surely intellectual,
her playing, therefore, reveals itself in a perpetual
motion, a continual plasticity, and positive
strength. Her manner is unassuming, yet it con-
ceals a directness and capacity for power - the
iron hand within the velvet glove. The Brahms
Intermezzo came true and clear, the Cappricio
rumbling, potent. In the Chopin Ballade, Mrs.
Okkelberg's ease of performance, her knack of
"letting in air" which Tausig said was necessary
for this mighty Ballade's understanding that is,
a caesura, a breathing, clarifies it. A tremendous
thrill occurred at the great pedal point before the
coda, where many performers make the climax
short and abrupt before the very soft chords. Sun-
day it resounded and glowed with the sustained
pedal deep in the bass.
No less artistic was Miss Lewis' gro of Span-
ish songs, modern, rhythmic and. po'tically en-
hanced by the piano "stylization."' For the benefit
of the audience translations in English by Erme-
linda A. Mercado,. of the Spanish Department,
were provided on the program. Miss Lewis sang
with assuraniee, her intonation true, and diction
meticulous. (It sounded like good Spanish, al-
though I am unfamiliar with it).
All except the Villancico Catalan are love songs,
varying in mood and depth; "El Vita" was done
with verve, contrasting with the languid "Canto
Andaluz." The loveliest of the group, with a deli-
cate melody calm and flowing, came next, "Villan-
cico Catalan," a Christmas song of praise. This has
several "l" sounds in its refrain which were de-
cidedly effective. In the "Pano Nurciano, Miss
Lewis made a great deal of the plaisanterie and
teasing, not only by her singing but by facial
expressions as well. The "Polo" was anguished,
coming as a strong climax to the group. Mrs. Case
adjusted the accompaniments to Mis Lewis' voice
with co-operation and excellent taste. The piano
part is really a second song moving in conjunction
with the voice.
Mrs. Okkelberg finished the program with
grandeur, in the Medtner Sonate-Ballade. Played
in one movement, this Sonate is difficult to fol-
ow, since its structure is exceedingly complex.
The main ideas however appeared, outstanding
and recognizable. The lasting impression is of size,
tempered with flexible musical phrases, great skill
in weaving of musical material, and, specifically,
a knowledge of its every nuance by the performer.
Very few people play this Sonate, since it is a
matter of concentration and comprehension.
The concert held much that cannot be retained
or that could not be received at thjt fleeting time,
nd cannot be recorded. It is to' bo hoped that you
were among those present. Selah
-Sally Place.
1NN ?NCEMENT.S:
The Wednesday afternoon organ recital has
>een canceled this week. Next week, however,
here will be a special program: Good Friday
music selected from the greatest music written
bout the Resurrection, and the tragedy of the
leath of. Christ. Palmer Christian will give the
ecital.
Coming events, of particular interest to the stu-
lent body, since students are participating, are
Tunior Girls Play, March 21-24; The Jubilee in
[ill Auditorium, March 27; The Gondoliers, March
8 to 31.

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Dorothy Gies, Jean Hanmer, Florence Harper, Eleanor
Johnson, Ruth Loebs, Josephine McLean, Marjorie. Mor-
rison, Sally Place, Rosalie Resnick, Jane Schinider.
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DEPARTMENT MANAGERS: Local Advertising, Noel Tur-
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Service, RobertW Vard; Accounts, Allen Knuusi; Circula-
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ASSISTANTS: Milton Kramer, John Ogden, Bernard Ros-
enthal, Joe Rothbard, George Atherton.
Jane Bassett, Virginia Bell, Mary Bursley, Peggy Cady,
Virginia Cluff, Patricia Daly, Genevieve Field, Louise
Florez, Doris Gimmy, Betty Greve, Bili ezriffiths, Janet
Jackson, Louise Krause, Barbara [Mrgan; Margaret
Mustard, Betty Simonds.
FRESHMAN TRYOUTS: William Jackson, Louis Gold-
smith, David Schiffer, William Barndt, Jack Richardson,
Charles Parker, Robert Owen, Ted Wdhlgemuth, Jerome
Grossman, Avner, Kronenberger, Jiu Horiskey, Tom
Clarke, Scott, Samuel Beckman, Homer Lathrop, Hall,
Ross Levin, Willy Tomlinson, Dean Asselin,' Lyman
Bittman, John Park, Don Hutton, Allen Ulpson, Richard
Hardenbrook, Gordon Cohn.
NIGHT EDITOR: WILLIAM G: FERRIS
-u W Is ol 'IOf
Kentucky Legislature .. "
I OWN IN KENTUCKY there is to
1 be heard a case, which may well
make newspaper history. Vance Armentrout, editor
of the Louisville Courier-Journal is to be tried
for refusing to betray the name of the person
who, wrote a letter which appeared recently in
his paper's letter column.
The letter was published under the regular edi-
tor's note stating, "The ,author's name and address
must be signed, not, to be published without con--'
sent." It int'imated. that the speaker of. the Ken-
tucky House of Representatives has been accepting
bribes to kill certain bills, and was signed by "A
member of the House of Representatives." When'-
Editor Armentrout refused tIe angry request of
the legislature that he. disclose the name of the
author, it announced that it would try him for
contempt. If convict'ed, he. can be sentenced to
six years in prison and fined $1,000.
Thoughtful persons, mindful of the chief func-
tion of. the press, which is to purvey all informa-
tion which the publich as a right to have, will con-
demn the Kentucky legislature.
It is the first rule of every newspaper worthy
of the name that. thge persons who are its news
sources are not to be named when to do so.
could injure them. This is not only consistent
with the. function of the newspaper, but impera-
tive if that function is to be honestly fulfilled.
For only by protecting its, sources can the press'
have access to all the iformation which the
public weal demands should be printed.
The Kentucky legislature, elected to work for
the people, is marching in the opposite direction
in seeking to force, Editor Armentrout to break
the code of honor to which as a newspaperman
he is pledged. The legislature will betray the people
of Kentucky if it is successful in its effort to nake
the Courier-Journal's editor betray his contrib-
utor.
Screen Reflectins
-V ® -~sr.- =+a~. ww . r s _ U'

To the Editor:
In view of the current symposium on "Immor-
tality" appearing in the Daily, it occurs to me
that a brief summary of the arguments of one
of the greatest of ancient thinkers, Socrates, as
recorded by his equally great pupil Plato, might
be of interest to modern Greek-less readers as
they have been to nearly twenty-five centuries
of men. The Socrates-Platonic proofs are three,
The first is two-fold and rests like the other two,
on the famous Theory of Ideal Forms. The human
soul through intellect is capable of assimilating
the facts and objects of the external world by
comparison of them as they are perceived by the
senses, with their. universal prototypes (called
Ideas by Plato) which antedate and inform all
specific manifestations. Now the possession of this
abstract standard of comparison can not be spon-
taneously acquired at the birth of the individual,
since nothing comes from nothing, but it must be
the inheritance of previous existences of the soul.
As a specific illustration in proof of this Plato
cites the innate predisposition of the human in-
tellect which permits even an utterly uneducated
person intuitively to recognize the force of certain
abstract mathematical axioms. This is the Platonic
Anamnesis Theory. Having thus established the
previous existence of the soul, Plato turns to
another principle, that of Antapodosi, or Respon-
sion -what a modern physicist might call the
establishment of a rhythmic frequency, or, as the
Greeks put it simply, the generation of opposites
from opposites. That is, the soul, proven by the
Anamnesis theory to have had previous existences
which endowed it with certain fundamental con-
cepts at the birth of its present existence, will in
the rhythmic alternation of natural phenomena
pass at "death" into another phase of fuller exist-.
ence, comparable to its prenatal state.
The second proof is based on an analysis of the
nature of "soul." Only that which is composite,
visible, and integrally variable is capable of dis-
solution. But the soul, as soul, is simple and non-
composite, (somewhat like the modern concept
of an element). It is only, so to speak, the non-
chemical admixture of the corporeal element in
man that can temporarily corrupt it. When that is
purged from it (and here we see the ethical
implications of 'the argument) it remains in its
true, original, indissoluble, and hence indestruc-
tilule form. Nor must the soul be mistakenly com-
pared to a harmony which is the result of destruc-
tible component parts, and which perishes to-
gether with the destruction of those parts. The
Anamnesis proof forbids that. Also the soul is the
p0ime mover and source of energy to the body.
and not the passive sum of the reflexes of the
boty.
The third and last proof is the most difficult
to fllow, but granting the premises, it is incon-
trovertible. It too depends wholly on the Theory
of Ideal Forms. Admitting the existence of the
Ideas, then any particular instance of that Idea
may by contamination admit an aspect of an
alien Idea, but the Idea itself can never admit its
opposite. Thus the number three contains the Idea
of Oddness, and therefore though it may also
admit the Idea of Plurality, it can never admit
the opposite Idea of Evenness. At the approach of
an opposite Idea, any Idea can do only one, of
two things -it either retires intact, or it perishes.
Now the individual soul is the pure and specific
manifestation of the Life-principle Idea. At the
approach of the opposite Idea, or Death-principle,
it must then either perish or retire intact. But in
the case of the soul, which is the pure representa-
tive of the Life-rincinle Idea. "nprishinga" i

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Collegiate Observer
By BUD BERNARD
This is an excerpt from the catalog of Houghton
College: "Without special permission the associa-
tion of ladies and gentlemen is not allowed unless
both parties are nineteen years of age, and is not
allowed after 5:30 p.m. except on Friday when it is
allowed at the lady's home until 9:30 p.m.
A Manchester College man phoning to
request a date, was met witli "I'm sorry, but
I am afraid you are just a little late. You see
I was married two months ago."
In 1930 everyone was humming "I Found a Mil-
lion Dollar Baby." In 1931 the popular tune was
changed to "I've Got Five Dollars." The depression
continued and 1932 was swaying to "Here It Is
Monday and I've Still Got a Dollar." Last year it
was, "Brother Can You Spare a Dime," and this
year "Jimmy Had a Nickel."
-Industrial Collegian
(Wonder what the next few years will bring?)
TO A CERTAIN CO-ED
I make this fervent prayer, oh Lord,
Of one with whom I sit at meals
That just for once she will not talk
Of those to whom her sex appeals.
--University of Missouri Daily
The New Mexico State College Round-up is ad-
vocating the introduction 'of the Carioca to give
students "an occasion to spend those thousands of
calories of stored-up energy so often misspent."
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Add in a lost and found section of the
University of California Daily: Lost - A lead
pencil by , blonde, blue
pvp _ -wad -- a. -- inernl % a n d-ia

AT THE MICHIGAN'
"TI!E IAT AND TIJMF>1DI;E"

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Victor................Ramon Novarro,
Shirley .......... Jeanette MacDonald
Daudet ................Frank Morgan

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