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another. It could have been made into a de-
licious comedy bubbling over with laughs, or, if
the proper polishing and finesse had been applied,
it could have become a very fine piece of serious
The story deals with four people who have to
leave their trafnp steamer because the Bubonic
Plague has broken out among the coolies and the
crew. They come ashore on a cholera-infected
island, and have to find their way through the
jungle in order to get to the nearest seaport from

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Publc Officials Should
H.ave Ailequate Salaries ...
ME complaint some time ago of
Claude Bowers, United States Am-
bassador to Spain, concerning the comparatively
insignificant salaries 'paid to American minis-
ters, brings again to mind that age-old blot on
American democracy, a problem which has evoked
argument ever since the founding of the diplo-
matic service.
John Quincy Adams, minister to Russia and
later to Great Britain, found himself, as James
Truslow Adams expresses it, "in the usual dis-
agreeable predicament of every American diplo-
mat, from his day to our own, who is not pos-
sessed of ample private means and who has to
live on the beggarly salary provided by a govern-
ment whose roots are in main street."
The richest country in the world still prefers
this situation, to continue in Mr. Adams' vein,
punctuating its regular course by the occasional
humiliation of an indispensable man who doesn't
happen also to be a millionaire.
The result of this condition is that only wealthy
men can afford to accept these posts, for the
expense incident with the upkeep of an embassy
in an important European capital is much greater
than the $17,500 per year salary of an ambassador
can take care of.
The talents of the rich men may be of the
highest caliber, but it is undeniable that other
men of equally great accomplishments are often
prevented from contributing to the nation's well-
being. It also prevents career men from rising
to the top in their profession, regardless of their
worth, An interesting sidelight on the situation
is the policy of the constitutional monarchy Great
Britain, which pays its minister to Washington
$75,000, as much as the President of the United
States receives.
Looking at the situation in the states, we find
that the, governor of Michigan and of a good
many other states, with a few notable exceptions,
receive salaries of as little as $5,000 a year. It is
plain that the same problem exists here, except
that talented and worthwhile men are less likely
to- run for governor than to remain in private
but well-paying businesses. It is a financial lia-
bility to be governor of this state -which is a
misfortune for democracy.

Screen Reflections

which they can get another steamer back tp
America. They expect the trip to take about
three days, but they become lost, and take much
longer, having a variety of experiences. during the
The four people themselves make the story in-
teresting. The heroine, Judith Jones, is a love-
starved, ingrown school teacher, who blossoms
forth when she breaks her glasses and is robbed
of .her clothes, and finds that she can be a real,
alluring woman. Mrs. Marsdick is a humorous,
reforming club woman who is much concerned
with the birthrate of the natives. The men are
Arnold Ainger, a sardonically diffident chemist,
and Stewart Corder, a famous newspaper column-
ist of the Walter Winchell type, except that his
forte is excitement of all kinds. The conflicts
that ensue between these differences in character
are treated in a somewhat careless manner, but
they could have been overdone, creating a poor1
effect. The point of the picture is to show what
lack of civilization produces in these people. Each
one finds his own reality. However, too muchi
sentiment, or What appears to be sentiment, is
employed, and' melodramatic tricks put "FourI
Frightened People" on a lower plane than itt
should be,1
Claudette Colbert is refreshing and real in hert
characterization, and she gives a genuine insight
into the typical American school teacher's mentalt
makeup. Mary Boland produces some hilarious
moments, but she has not been given adequate
material with which to make her personality as
funny as it can be. Herbert Marshall and William
Gargan seem to have been limited in their pos-
sibilities also, but they do well in their parts.
Something went amiss in "Four Frightened Peo-
ple"; but in spite of that it is entertaining.
The high school comedy, a short subject, is
calculated to produce something of a revolution-1
ary attitude in the audience, because it is terri-
lWle. In the news reel, Tillie, a scrubwoman onI
Welfare Island, is interviewed by what seems toi
be the Fusionist party with a result that it isc
new and different.

Campus Opinion
Letters published in this column should not he con-
strued as expressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily. Anionymnous coinmtunicaions will be disregarded.
The names of communicants will, however, be re
garded as confidential upon request. Contributors
are asked to -be brief, ,onrh[inhng thnielves to s
than 300 words if possible.
To the Editor:
"A great injustice has been done" as was done
to "The most beautiful blossom in all the South-
land." I refer to the review of the opening night
of "The Gondoliers" by your esteemed critics. The
defects of the show, to the contrary not with-
standing, so ably detected in the article, the show
was jolly entertainment- "swell" in our vernacu-
lar. The audience, naive and unsophisticated and
undiscerning, actually enjoyed the whole thing;
and those in the production believe that the spirit
of "Dem Bones gonna rise again" put the show
across. The performance wasn't so bad that it
slew the blithe entertainment of Gilbert and Sul-
The good spots might have been emphasized;
that fact that there was a short time for re-
hearsals, "an insufficiency of time" could have
been stated that the production was surprisingly
dashing and well turned off in spite of a limited
time spent on it. The dances could have been
mentioned more prominently; Mrs. Knapp's pro-
fessional work added much; the ensemble of the
Duke's entourage in typical G. and S. tongue-
twisters was admirably done; there were many
high spots that could have been checked in order
to give the optimistic touch.
It was more than an experiment. It was good
-M. A.

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MAY 9-1-11-2, 1934





Earl V. Moore, Musical Director
Frederick Stock, Orchestra Conductor

Eric DeLamarter, Associate Cnductor
Juva Higbee, Young People's Conductor

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Metropobitan Opera Association


To the Editor:
Would you please remind your "music critics"
(?) of the good old saying:
"There is so much bad in the best of us,
And so much good in the worst of us,
That it ill behooves any of us, to talk about
the rest of us."
"There's my sentiments" after having read the
lousy write-up given the opening performance of
"The Gondoliers." If the critics can't do any
better, why don't they hush up? Recital season
is just around the corner. Do you suppose you
can instill the above maxim into their petty brain
work -- and give the amateur affairs, student re-
citals, etc., a break - for once in the history of
a typical small town newspaper?
We all think the performance of "The Gondo-
liers" was "swell" - if you will pardon the Michi-
gan vernacular, and it was well worth the time
and money spent -- which is more than I can say
for the five cents spent for a certain paper.
-S. I.

ROSAPONSEL E ........................
Metropolitan Opera Association
JEANETTE VREE LAND.-....................
American Concert and Oratorio Singer
COE GLADE.........................
Chicago Civic and other Operas
PAUL ALTHOUSE.................*... .....
:Metropolitan Opera Association
ARTHURH ACKETT'.........'........'-..
American Opera and Concert Singer
THEODORE W EBB ........... .......... .... .
American Oratorio Singer
CHASE BAROMEO.................. . . .
Chicago, LaScala, and South American Operas
GUILABUSTA.BO . . . . ..
Young American Virtuoso

. Tenor
... Bass

-C, B. C.

Musical Events
"Pelleas and Melisande" based on Maeterlinck's
play and set in its musical form by Claude De-
bussy will be broadcast this afternoon at 1:45
p.m. by the National Broadcasting Company un-
der the auspices of the American Tobacco Com-
Act I, Scene I. Golaud, lost in the forest, meets
a beautiful girl weeping by a spring. She has
dropped a golden crown into its depths but will not
permit him to recover it. He learns that her
name is Melisande, and, as it is growing dark, in-
sists that they seek shelter.
Scene II. Six months later in the Castle of
Arkel, King of Allemonde. Genevieve is reading
to the King a letter from Golaud, telling of his
marriage to Melisande, in which Pelleas is re-
quested to intercede with their father.
Scene III. Genevieve, Melisande and Pelleas
leave the gloomy castle to watch the sunset. Gene-
vieve returns, leaving the two alone. Pelleas an-
nounces that he must make a long journey on the
next day and she expresses her regrets.
Act II, Scene I. To escape the heat, Pelleas and
Melisande have come to a remote part of the
woods and the same fountain near which Go-
laud first met her. She, playing with her wed-
ding ring, accidently lets it slip into the fountain
and it is lost. They cannot retrieve it for the
well is immeasurably deep and they are due back
at the castle.
Scene II. Golaud having been injured in a fall
from his horse, is lying in bed; Melisande is at
his bedside. She bursts into tears and admits she
is not happy at the castle. Trying to console her,
he takes her hands and notices that the ring is
missing. Evasively, she says that she dropped
the ring in a grotto by the sea. He orders her
to find it immediately and sends Pelleas to es-
cort her.
Scene III. Pelleas and Melisande are groping
their way along in a dark, echoing cavern by the
sea. A sudden flood of moonlight shows a group
of paupers who have sought shelter there and
Melisande becomes frightened. They hurry back
to the castle.
Act III, Scene I. Melisande is at a window in
one of the towers combing her long hair and
singing. Pelleas, walking, halts beneath her win-
dow. She extends her hand for him to kiss and,
leaning down, her long soft hair comes stream-
ing down over her and all his love is aroused.
Golaud comes upon them and charges them with
childish behavior.
Scene II. Golaud has led Pelleas to the depths
of the castle to view a stagnant pool. .Together
they lean over the chasm, Golaud's arm, holding
the light aloft, trembles and Pelleas is alarmed;
the two hurry out in silence.
Scene III. Ascending from the cellars, Golaud
cautioning Pelleas to refrain from again engag-
ing Melisande in the "childish play" of the pre-
vious evening, mentions her impending mother-
Scene IV. In the garden Golaud questions Yni-
old, a son by a former marriage, of the state of
affairs between Pelleas and Melisande but the
child's answers are vague. A light appears in
Melisande's window and Golaud holds Yniold
high so that, he can look into the room.
Act IV, Scene I. The day before his departure,


Collegiate Observer
A professor at Oklahoma A. & M. who is said
to understand the collegians mind was lecturing
his class on the stern necessity of getting to work.
"Why, when I was nine years old," said the pro-
fessor, "my father decided I ought to learn to
swim so he took me down to the river and tossed
me in and I swam out." From the back of the
room came the voice, "Yeah, but he probably
didn't expect you to."
Salt of the earth, huh? A speaker at an
eastern university compares girls who neck to
rock salt placed in a trough for cattle to
The Colorado School of Mines has a ruling
which prevents sophomores from paddling fresh-
men. The sophs get around the rule by making
the first year men paddle each other.
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M ISCHA L EVITZKI'..................
Distinguished Russian Player
MA BEL ROSS RHEA D...."... ....... .
Choral Union Accompanist
PALMER CHRISTIAN............' .'.'.
University of Michigan Organist

* * * * iPianist
. . . . . . . . . Pianist
S' Y i '' Organist

The University Choral Union 300 Voices The Stanley Chorus . . 40 Voices
Chicago Symphony Orchestra 70 players Ninth Symphony . Beethoven
Young People's Festival Chorus 400 Voices The Seasons ..Haydn
American Premiere (specially translated The Ugly Duckling English
into English) of "Song of Peace" (Ein The Waters of Babylon ... Loeffler
Friedenslied) .............Robert Heger
Season tickets $6.00, $7.00, $8.00 (if Festival coupon is enclosed deduct $3.00).
Orders by mail will be filled in advance in sequence and will be sent out about April 20,
at purchasers' risks unless fee of 18c is enclosed for registration.
CHARLES A, SINK, President
School of Music, Ann Arbor, Michigan
-l--cv ti-e-s- -

Here is a poem from a romantic
man at Ohio State University:


An Apology to Brunettes
Her hair is curly but it's black
Of course her eyes are too;
It's too bad she's been bereft
Of all the golden hues
Brunettes are never loved
Beyon' the fact they may be sweet,
The reason gentlemen prefer blondes
Is where's there's light, there's generally HEAT
Students at Colorado University have passed
a law requiring every student crossing the bridge
over the campus to shake hands with every other
person who happens to be on the bridge at the
same time. And at Vassar they have passed a
ruling not to speak to each other on the campus.
If some of the co-eds had the power in
their eyes that they think they have, they
could stir their coffee with a dirty look.
A two dollar fine per head was put on 62 stu-
dents of Queens College for hazing freshmen by
rubbing rotten eggs and overripe tomatoes in their
hair. Very reasonable price, a bargain, we would
From a nearby campus we learn that a
college man is made up of the following
"ations": Registration, contemplation, pro-
crastination, examination, prevarication, con-
sternation, and probation. I wonder if we may
add inebriation?
at the castle. Arkel and the physician having
left thelm, Golaud begs her forgiveness and asks
if she really loved Pelleas. She answers quietly,
in the affirmative; appearing to be in a state of
semi-consciousness, she greets her newborn baby
dispassionately. The serving women of the castle
enter and take places along the walls of the room.

First Methodist
Episcopal Church
State and Washington
Frederick B. Fisher'
Peter F. Stair
10:45-Morning Worshlp.
"Jesus Christ and the
Gospel of Immortality"
Dr. Fisher
For University Students
5:00 P.M.-"The Half of My Goods,"
an Easter drama, presented by the
Wesley Players.
6:00 P.M.-Wesleyan Guild Servi'~e.
Dr. G. E. Carrothers, speaker, on
"The Challenge of Easter to the
Campus." Fellowship hour fol-
7:30 P.Mv.-Evenlng Worship.
"How Can We Be Sure
of Immortality?"
Dr. Fisher
St. Paul's Lutheran
(Missouri Synod)
West Liberty and Third t'it .
April 1, 1934
6 :00A.M --Sjnrise Service-
"Christ Is Risen-
A Certainty"
Selections will be given by the
senior and junior choirs.

Hillel Foundation
Corner East University and Oakland
Dr. Bernard Heller. Director
April 1, 1934
11:45 A.M. - Sermon at the Michigan
League by ,Dr. Bernard Heller-
"Passover and Easter"
The Origin and Orientation
4:00P.M.-Meeting of the class in
Jewish Ethics.
Passover meals served at
605 Forest Avenue.
8:15 P.M.-Open houses
The Fellowship of
Liberal Religion
State and Huron Streets
10:45 A.M.-Sunday Morning Sermon:
Dr. Sidney S. Robins wili speak

Zion Lutheran
Washington St. at Fifth Ave.
E. C. Stellhorn, Pastor
9:00 A.M. - Bible School--Topic:
"The Risen Lord"
9:00 A.M.-Service in the German
10:30 A.M. - Service-
"The King Triumphant"
5 :30 P.M.-Student supper followed
by a discussion on "The Meaning
of Easter."
7:00 P.M.-The Sunday School will
present the Easter Service,
"Faith, Hope, and Love"
St. Andrews
Episcopal Church
livision at Catherine Street
Easter Sunday. April 1, 1934
7:00 A-M. Holy Communon, Choral
9:00 A.M.-Hoiy Communion, Choral
11:00 4.,M-Kindergarten
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