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tion to his belief that the government was getting
out of hand.
Dr. Wirt has not failed in his apparently real
purpose. He was seeking the public ear, and he
found it. He Was seeking to arouse opposition to the
reform program. In this he has succeeded, at least
in part. Perhaps he even sought to discredit the
Democratic House by bringing to light certain facts
and allegations other than his original charge
which the ever-quick Republican minority in-
sisted should be investigated. The House dilemma
here was either to create dissension in the' adminis-
tration or to discredit themselves for not investi-
gating the Wirt charges. We are in support of
President Roosevelt's program and would like to see
it receive popular approbation. We do believe, how-
ever, that Dr. Wirt, although possessing a narrow
he viewpoint, is a more sagacious man than is now
in popularly believed.


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The Modef League,
A Student Laboratory ...
R EPRESENTATIVES of 24 colleges
and jnnibr'eolleges in the State
will gather-nere today for the first meetings of
the All-Michigan Model League Assembly. In their
meetings they will eniulate the League and gain
valuable experience as-wel as knowledge that could
come to them in no other way..'
It is an excellent opportunity for students to
study this present method of conducting world
affairs, and bring to bear on the vital subject some
of their own feelings ahd theories- the very ones
that will be determining affairs of this type in
years to 'come.
One of the greatest problems facing the world
at all times is the preservation of peace, and we
feel that through putting "teeth" into the League
this can become an accomplished fact rather than
an Utopian idea. Most critics of the present League
of Nations base their adverse comments on the fact
that the body has no actual authority, and it ' is
the elimination of this weakness that is needed,
No world problems will be definitely sowed at
this gathering or any other of its type, but it is
the spirit and practice that will eventually lead
to an understanding of what is best. Perhaps this
annual assembly, and others like 'it that are held
all over the United States, are the laboratores
and schools where problems which will meet future
world leaders will be given their first threshing
out. It proves that college students are looking
Give Mr. Wirt
isDus. .
D rR. WIRT'S little ball game has
reached its ninth inning. The time
has come for the aftermath of discussion and

Although his charges were not substantiated, and
although the House Committee apparently suc-
ceeded in discrediting him, Dr. Wirt, of dinner
party fame, has' not altogether wasted his time
in causing the investigation to take place. In fact
we are inclined to wonder if his true objective
has not been accomplished.
Outwardly the doctor attacked the radical
tendencies -of certain members of the administra-
tion. Basically he was opposing the "reform with
recovery" policy with which the government is
more and more concerning,itself. The Gary edu-

Musical Events
In Review
THANE MAC DONALD'S was another successful
graduation recital. For those who enjoy music
this program was a decided pleasure, for Mr. Mac-
Donald's performance was finished in every detail.
He has a professional manner in his playing, that
is, he takes his time, giving emphasis to his work
by unhurried treatment. He maintains a balance
between his choirs, and he has a general control
over the whole machine, he is a mature student.
His program, moreover, demanded musical taste
and necessarily splendid technique. The good open-'
ing numbers, two Choral Preludes of Bach, tran-
quil, fluent, were well done, musically conceived.a
The display number, the Bach Prelude and Fugue'
in C minor, received good balance and effective'
contrasts. The pedaling of the Vierne Symphony
(ID the direct climaxes, the effortlessness of the
Scherzo, made this a bang-up piece. In the "char-
acteristic" group, Mr. MacDonald showed an ar-
tistic appreciation of pictorial moods, especially in
the most elusive of the three, the Karg-Elert'
"Hymn to the Stars." The Mulet Toccata came as a
peak of the recital. A good closing piece in any
program, it gained new vigor in its energized and
vivid treatment. The organ department has a star
representative graduate in Mr. MacDonald.
Thte D a nce
ANOTHER SWIFT-MOVING dance revue, with{
costuming that rivals the expert profession-~
alism of Broadway, has come' from the: brain of
Roy Hoyer, director of "Ann Arbor's University of ;
Dance," in collaboration with the'educational com-
mittee of The King's Daughters. This revue is1
based' on a mode of sophistication and modernity,}
with occasional urbanity creeping in to modify
things a little. But all of these quaities are neces-
sarily on an embryonic scale, for the personnel of
the review (with the exception of Mr. Hoyer him-
self) varies from high school age down to the
pre-kindergarten stage.
The purpose of Mr. Hoyer's school, so far as this
department can determine from an examination of
the program, is to train youngsters for eventual
stage work. Success as' the objective sticks out at1
every point of the show, for everywhere the em-
phasis is on technique and novelty, crispness and
sharp relief, system and synchronization, color
and general box-office appeal. This purpose re-
quires a bit of discussion which will be fittedI
in at the bottom of this column;' meanwhile, let
us look at the 'review itself, Without' questihing
The show is divided into two acts, the first being
devoted to the younger children, in the first stages
of training, the second showing the effects of this
training on older pupils. For a long while I feared
that there was going to be nothing but tap dancA g
presented, but it eventually developed that some
very beautiful waltzes could "benicely executed by1
the people who were doing the taipping. There
was scarcely a performer Who could; be said to
have fallen down iti his work. All were shcere, and
anxious to present as well as they could what they
were able to do - which was a great deal and
the result was entertainment which was' 'good for
its 'own sake, as well as being advanced by the re-
flection that work of this state of advancement for
elementary students of dancing is remarkable.'
I 'present to you, with a flourish of trumpets,
three dancers who may eventually turn out to be
world-beaters. They 'are best at tapping, but their
grace and unusual sense of 'rhythm' (for their
ages) are manfeted in more roiantic forms as
well. They are Pat Bird and Pat Cline, approxi-
mately three 'feet six inches tall, and Havena
Measic, who is well under three feet. Behind these
premiere danseuses, in the first act, was a series
of 'choruses of surprising finish.
In the second act, much promise was seen in the
comparative surety of Betty Seitner, Jane Sanford,
Doug Gregory, Helen Cook, and Marguerite Ganz-
horn, and in the lesser certainty of Marjory War-

-en, Max Goldman, Jr., and Billie Collins. Miss
Ganzhorn deserves particular mention for her
Dance Modernistic, which is full of grace, although
it lacks the intensity of concentration which will
come with'more experience.
I can't help being rendered uncomfortable when
I see youngsters, fronmi'three years old up, coming
out on the stage and tapping, tapping, tapping, al-
ways tapping, doing scarcely anything else save
an occasional waltz which is beautiful but sophis-
ticated and unflexible. That' tapping develops a
sense of rhythm better than anything else is quite
true, and the introduction of several numbers of
the romantic type, sans clogs, at first led me to
believe that tap-dancing was merely an elementary
feature of the training which was being exhibited.
But when the older and more completely trained
students appeared, it became clear that tap danc-

Joy.Stanhope ..............Frances Dee ~
Chris Hansen........... Gene Raymond
The proper setting for this film is characterized
by one of the remarks of Harry Green, an orchestra
leader, when he confidently tells Miss Dee that the
Social Register class to which she was born is the
most useless class in existence. "Coming Out Party"
is not an expose of this class, as the publicity press
sheet would have us believe, but instead another
Jesse L. Lasky production of an 'intensely human
but simple love romance, similar in many ways to
his earlier success, "Zoo in Budapest."
Chris, a violinist with ambitions, and Joy, a deb-
utante scornful of her peers, are madly in love
with each other. On the eve of her coming-out
party, Joy learns from her sweetheart that he is
leaving for a concert tour in Europe. Momentarily
confused, she elopes with a wealthy suitor but
realizes her mistake and has her marriage annulled
leaving her free to unite with Chris.
As one can see, there isn't much of a story. Direc-
tor John Blystone has taken two youthful actors,
Miss Dee and Mr. Raymond, and managed to draw
from them performances that are surprisingly
good. It has always been a puzzle to a critic just
how much credit to apportion the director and
screen actor. Experience has shown that a good
director can make an actor anything he wants, but
even a good actor without the aid of a good director
has an an extremely hard pull to appear with
distinction. Thus I believe it is Mr. Blystone who
deserves praise for the effective portrayal of Gene
Raymond and the poignant and lovely performance
of Frances Dee.
Jim Turner ........Edward G. Robinson
Marge Mayhew........Genevieve Tobin
"Dark Hazard" was selected as one of the Book-
-of-the-month novels. In its original form 'it was
a well integrated story, but in its movie version
it is somewhat aimless and episodic, which prevents
it among other things from having an even con-
Jim is a gambler who instinctively returns to
his betting despite his numerous promises to leave
it alone. Big-time Jim married to small-town
Marge do not hit it off so well together. Horse
stakes, greyhound races, dice, roulette tables, and
cards interfere with his devotion to his wife and
manage to break up what seems to him a happy
wedded life. Dark Hazard, if any of you are won-
dering, is the name of a greyhound whose speedy
running brings fabulous sums to Jim. In the end
he realizes that he and Marge are of two different
worlds and returns to his own class of slangy but
amiable friends.
The trouble with this film is the lack of planning
in continuity of theme and story. There are al-
together too many scenes not sufficiently thought
out, inserted for the effect of rapid pace and
movement over a long period of time. Half as many
episodes, better written dialogue, and a less ambi-
tious scope would have resulted in a better pictuie.
The acting of Edward G. Robinson is not excep-
tional, but on the whole the film is acceptable
recreation for an hour or so. -J.C.S.' -
Collegiate Observer
The average professor is superficial, according
to Dr. R. Bruce Raup of Comibia University. He
came to this conclusion, he says, reading the an-
swers of 2,00 college professors and instructors- to
aquestionaire submitted to them. 'He says more
than three-quarters of the professors showed they
never had any thought about the "serious educa- m
tional and social issues of our time" and that many F
of them were "yes men."U
M .B
Hlere is the statement of a junior at the
University of Southern California: "Stolen
isses may be best for some f! olks, but I like
whole-hearted co-operation." ,t
In the Yale News a notice read: "Gentlemen will;

others must keep off of the grass. If we are to have
any recovery this spring, the roots must have a
ch'ance now." I guess it is most necessary to make a
distinction there.
Add this to your list of definitions: A vac-
uum is a 'conversation between a bridge fiend
who does not play golf and a golf fiend who
does not play bridge. -Carnegie Tech Puppet.
Iowa State University has purchased easy chairs
for its students, according to press reports. Now
to complete the job, soundproof walls and floors -
should be installed so that the students may slum-
ber without interruption.
The Campus, college newspaper at the Col-
lege of the City of New York, is making ar-
rangements with a fish dealer to sell back
issues of its paper to the merchant for wrap-
pings for herring.
What do you think of these for courses? Temple
University offers a course for credit in Etiquette,
N.Y.U. teaches Ancestor Chasing in a course in
genealogy; Ohio State lists a course in Waiting on
Table; but Barnard College beats all with a course
in'Resting on the Roof of Barnard Hall.
A student at Villa Nova answering one of


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