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Musical Events
Choral Prelude on "Ein Feste Burg ist unser
G ott" ... . . ... . ... .. .. . . . .. . ... .. . .. .H anff
Fugue in C..........................Buxtehude
Fantasia and Fugue in G minor .......... Bach
Choral Prelude on "In Dulci Jubilo" . . .Karg-Elert
Symphony IV........... ..............Vierne
Everett Jay Hilty will appear in his graduation
recital this afternoon in Hill Auditorium. Mr. Hilty
has had experience in playing before an audience
and with his training and ability this varied pro-
gram should be a worthy recital,
S.creen Relecion

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CITY EDITOR.... ...............BAACKL'Ey SHAW
WOMEN'S EDITOR.................:CAROB J. HANAN
NIGHT EDITORS: A. Ellis Ball, Ralph 0. Coulter, William
Gi. Ferrls,John C. Healcy, George Van VlecK, Guy M.
Whipple, Jr.

BPORTS ASSIST ,TS: Charles A. Baird, Arthur W. Car.
stens, Roland L. Martin,.Marjorie Western.
WOMEN'S ASSISTANTS: %larjorie Beck, Eleanor Blumn,
Lois Jotter, Marie Murphy, Margaret E. Phaan.
REPORTERS: C. Bradford Carpenter, Paul J. Elliott
Courtney A. 1Evanrs, John J. Flahrty, _Thonuw A. Qroehn,
John Kerr, Thomas H. Kleene, Bernard B. Levick, David
G. MacDonald, Joel P. Newman, John M. O'Connell,
Kenneth Parker, William R. Reed Robert S. Ruwitceh,
Arthur S. Settle, Jacob C. Seidel, Marshall D. Silverman,
Arthur M. Taub.
Dorothy Gie, Jean Hanmer, Florence Harper, Eleanor
Johnson, Ruth Loebs, Josephine McLean, Marjorie Mor-
rison, Sally Place, Rosalie Resnick, Jane Schneider.
Telephone 2-214
WOME~N'S BUINESS MANAGER............... .1
........................... CATHARINE MC HENRY
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS: Local Advertising, Noel Tur-
ner; Classified Advertising, Russell Read; Advertising
Service, Robert Ward; Accounts, Allen Knuusi; Circula-
tion and Contracts, Jack Efroymson.
ASSISTANTS: Milton Kramer, John Ogden, Bernard Ros-
enthal, Joe Rothbard, George Atherton.
Jane Bassett, Virginia Bell, Mary' Bursly, Peggy Cady,
Virginia Cluff. Patricia Daly, Genevieve Fied, Louise
0FlorezDoris Gimmy, Betty Greve Billie Griffiths, Janet
Jackson, Louise Krause, Barbara Morgan, Margaret
Mustard, Betty Simonds. -
FRESHMAN TRYOUTS: William Jackson, Louis Gold-
smith, David Schffer, Willam Barndt, Jack Richardson,
Charles Parker, Roert Owen, Ted Wohlgemuth, Jerome
Grossman, Avnr, Kronenberger, Jim Horiskey, Torm
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.
Comedy Club
Heads Uphill...
enjoying leisurely vacations, the
members of one campus organization have been
strenuously engaged in a very difficult business --
putting on a stage tour. Chicago and New York,
Florida and the U.P. had their share of vacationing
Michigan men and women last week; but the
members of Comedy Club stayed on the job and
carried a show to Owosso, Birningham, and Jack..
son, the first road show to be put on by a Uni-
versity of Michigan organization in five years.
It must be gratifying to Comedy Club, and it
surely is pleasant for us, to be able to point out
that the trip was in every way a success. Every
audience went into raptures over the show; and,
when the receipts and expenditures were counted
up, the writing was in black.
The play chosen by the club for its tour was
Vinnie Wall's last year's Hopwood thousand-dollar
prize winner, "Little Love." The people who saw
the play tell us it is a knockout; which doesn't
alter the fact that it took considerable courage
to choose a new play, by an unknown author, for a
road show. The result of the choice was two-fold:
the prestige of both Comedy Club and the Hopwood
competitions was considerably augmented..
Up until a few years ago Comedy Club was one
of the very front rank organizations on this
campus. For a time it slipped .a little. It never got
very far away from its former position, but it still
was undeniably less important than it had been.
During the current year it has done much to re-
establish itself as one of the really major societies
at Michiga. The driving force this year has been
Clarence Moore, who graduates from, the Law
School in June. At considerable sacrifice to himself,
he has -put in -a. lot of hard work for the club.
Achievements like the tour last week mean that
his efforts are bearing fruit.
If we may presume to offer any advice to Comedy
Club, it is on the score, not of the dramatic
fare it has offered us or of the burst of vitality it
has had, but the business and box office side of its
work. "The Last of Mrs. Cheyney," produced last
fIll, was ostensibly .a huge success. Every perform-
ance enjoyed a large attendance, and any observer
would have' wagered that the club made a man-
si ed profit. Yet when everything was over, the1
profit was practically insignificant. The answer,
it' would see to an impartial observer, was in the
box office..

Prince Sirki ............. Frederic March
Grazia ..................Evelyn Venable
Duke Lambert ......... Sir Guy Standing
It is with a vague feeling of uncertainty that
this reviewer attempts to rate the current attrac-
tion at the Michigan. Some critics have extended
themselves and called it perfect. This is under-
standable and depends on what one looks for in
a film and the degree of similarity between the
film's philosophy and the critic's. There are many
admirable qualities in "Death Takes A Holiday"
that raise it above the average in filmatic enter-
tainment. There are also one or two points where
the -director has just barely missed achieving per-
fection in philosophic conception and poetical
The film's philosophy states that Death, in the
form of Frederic March, might, as it assumes the
form of a human being, feel also its emotions and
understand the fear of death, itself. With the lovely
Evelyn Venable as the embodiment of ideal love
and devotion, Death can persuade humans as
well as itself that it should not be feared nor
dreaded, for the well-being of the afterlife, some
vague and indefinite form of sleep or unconscious-
ness as is suggested by Death, is infinitely more
desirable and ideal than life itself. This philosophy
is the story of Maxwell Anderson's film version of
Alberto Casella's stage drama.
With no pretentions at being a philosopher, this
critic sees in the somewhat mystical and super-
natural elements of the piece excellent material
for dramatic, interesting, and always fascinating
fiction. Attempts, however, to adapt it into one's
real philosophy of life are not only futile but also
dangerous and misleading, for it confuses the indi-
vidual and sets up only another obstacle in the
path of adjusting himself to his social environ-
ment. Belief in it shows a weakness in character
and self-assurance and a path toward escape by
suicide perhaps.
The film almost completely, but not quite, trans-
mits to the audience a mood of poetry, of dream-
iness, of;a suspense that successfully dispels horror
but elicits uneasiness, keeping the audience's eyes
glued on the screen, unaware of time and sur-
prised with itself that the end has approached so
soon. It is important to the full appreciation of the
film to see it from the beginning. One should
not enter the theatre in the middle. This will spoil
the entire object and mood that is being gradually

The Dance
BOTH OF THESE AMERICAN dancers, who are
to be presented by Robert Henderson in the
coming Dramatic Season, were born in the Middle
West - Miss Humphrey in Illinois and Mr. Weid-
man in Nebraska -and both received their pre-
paratory training in California.
Miss Humphrey began to study the dance when
she was very young and foreshadowed her future
success in a long ballet called "Persephone and
Demeter," which she composed before she was
seventeen. She learned the general dance methods
from Mary Wood Hinman and complemented it
with ballet training under Pavley and Oukrainsky.
Later she joined the Denishawns in their school in
California, first as pupil and finally as their most
important soloist and teacher. Besides learning
much about the Oriental dance and the theatrical
pageant, she gained a wider vision of the dance
itself. Her work in the group ensemble was inten-
sified, and she worked with Miss St. Denis on her
music-visualization theories.
While she was teaching there, she gave Mr.
Weidman a great part of his initial instruction
in the dance. He had been studying art and archi-
tecture in Lincoln, Nebraska, and had been study-
ing the dance on the side.
Both of them went with the Denishawns to the
Orient for an extended tour in 1925. Shortly after
their return, they were ready to start off by them- .
selves and co-operated in opening a school of their
own in New York in 1927 with a small group com-
posed of some of the younger members of Deni-
Their importance grew rapidly so that they were
soon composing and dancing in the Neighborhood
Playhouse productions, one of the most noted of
which was Bloch's "String Quartet." They chore-
ographed many of the dances for the Cleveland
Orchestra in the Stadium, appeared with their
groups with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and in
1933 danced with the Philharmonic in New York.
They were the leading dancers in the League of
Composers. production of Schoenberg's "Die
Glueckliche Hand."
Mr. Weidman and Miss Humphrey will be pre-
sented by Robert Henderson for three matinee per-
formances in the 1934 Dramatic Season at the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre on Monday afternoon,
May 21; Tuesday afternoon, May 22; and Thurs-
day afternoon, May 24. New numbers will be' in-
cluded in each of the three programs. Season
patrons may choose one of their dance recitals
in place of one of the six plays in the festival, if
they so desire.
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Campus Opinion
Letters published in this column should not be con-
strued as expressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily. Anonymous communications will be disregarded.
The names of communicants will, however, be re-
garded, as confidential upon request. Contributors
are asked to be brief, confining themselves to less
than 500 words if possible.
To the Editor:
In view of the fact that this campus has gone
utterly and completely B.M.O.C. conscious, I feel
that I would be doing those vast hordes of people
who don't amount to anything an enormous favor
if I should advise them on the subject of social
My little treatise might be entitled "The Art of
Becoming a Big Shot." It is an art, I assure you.
It requires, among other things: (1) Lack of
Scruples; (2) Ability to say 'yes' twenty times a
day without sounding trite; (3) Knowledge of the
art of kow-towing: (4) Inborn snobbery; (5) and a
callous nether extremity (enabling one to sit in
the Parrot eight hours a day without tiring).
Given these qualities and a will to win, you'll
go far, my man. Some day you'll make the B.M.O.C.
Here are a few things that will aid you im-
Go out of your way to make the acquaintance
of reputed B.M.O.C.'s.
Be seen places with girls who rate socially (see
Familiarize the University with your presence by
showing up at all popular, points of convention, i.e.,
the Parrot, Chubb's, the Den, Davenport's, the
League, etc.
Attend all important campus functions and look
Become connected with an activity, preferably
one of the publications. You don't need to be lit-
erary minded. That's a handicap.
Choose friends on a social and political basis en-
Use the Angell Hall lobby.
Make it a point to speak graciously to people
through whom you might advance yourself, and
be insufferably snobbish to those who don't count.

Collegiate Observer
It has come to my notice that the presidents
of the various fraternities on the campus are
missing one of their prerogatives. On many
other campuses, when a brother hangs his
pin on a girl, the president of the house is
immediately expected to kiss the lucky girl at
an assembly of all the fellows in the house.
I would suggest that this custom be inau-
gurated on this campus. Come on fraternities
and sororities, let's join in the fun! -
Becoming curious about the kissing business, the
Daily Northwestern checked up on the situation
and found that most co-eds are pretty much
agreed that no man, no matter how fine a chap
he may be, deserves to have a kiss on his first
date with a girl.
* * 4' *
At Carnegie Tech they say:
In the spring
A young man's fancy
-And so is a young womna.
In the chemistry department of Worcester Tech
a freshman was searching through the solution
bottle so despairingly that the instructor decided
to offer assistance.
"Something you can't find?"
The freshman pointed to his lab instructions.
"This tap water that the book mentions sir."
* * *
Dear Bud Bernard:
In case you ever get hot aid bothered and
don't know what to say
Was my face red?
Was my countenance crimson?
Was my physiognomy flushed?
Was my profile pink?
Was my visage vermillion?
Was my rostrum ruby?
Was my map maroon?
Was my features florid?
-Just a Pal,
4' * 4 4
A University of Chicago professor invited to
address a club meeting chose as his subject, "Need
of Education."
The following day a newspaper headline re-
ported: ."Professor's Speech Shows Need of Edu-
Here's some advice from the University o Illi-
nois on "How to Get Your Man."
To thee, ye co-ed who thinks thyself wise,
Who trods this campus in disguise,
Take off thy guise of paint and powder,
And use some good old-fashioned water,
* * *'
Then-there was the co-ed who was so dumb
that she thought assets were little donkeys.
all the organizations which will advance your pres-




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