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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

MICHIGAN DAILY
Screen Reflections

Campus Opinion

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The rating of motion pictures in this column is on
the following basis: A, excellent; B, good; C, fair; D,
poor, E, very bad.

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AT THE MICHIGAN
"YOU'RE TELLING ME"

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Sam Bisbee ................W. C. Fields
Princess Marie .......... Adrienne Ames
Pauline ..................Joan Marsh

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MANAGING EDITOR ..........THOMAS K. CONNELLAN
CITY EDITOR.........................BiLACKLEY SHAW
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR.......,.......C. HART SCHAAF
SPORTS EDITOR .............ALBERT H. NEWMAN
WOMEN'S EDITOR.................. CAROL J. HANAN
MIGHT EDITORS: A. Ellis Ball, Ralph G. Coulter, William
G. Ferris, John C, Healey, George Van Vleck, E. Jerome
Pettit.
SPORTS ASSISTANTS: Charles A. Baird, Arthur W. Car-
stens, Roland L. Martin, Marjorie Western.
WOMEN'S ASSISTANTS: Marjorie Beck, Eleanor Blum,
Lois Jotter, Marie Murphy, Margaret D. Phalan.
REPORTERS: C. Bradford Carpenter, Paul J. Elliott,
Courtney A. Evans, John J. Flaherty, Thomas A. Groehn,
John Kerr, Thomas H. Kleene, Bernard B. Levick, David
0. MacDonald, Joel P. Newman, John M. O'Connell,
Kenneth Parker, William R. Reed, Robert S. Ruwitch,
Arthur S. Settle, Jacob C. Seidel, Marshall D. Silverman,
Arthur M. Taub.

For this time we shall forget all about being a
screen critic and just record an appreciation of
one grand comedian, W. C. Fields. When Para-
mount officials passed him .up in the Panther
Woman and the Lion Man contests, he raised no
squawk. But when they omitted even to, notice him.
in the Search for Beauty;contest, he felt there was,
cause for a personal grievance. As a consolation,.
studio heads gave him the lead in Paramount's
"You're Telling Me" now at the Michigan Theatre,
and now everybody's pleased.
Bisbee is a crack-pot inventor whose acquaint-
ance with firewater is more than casual. His role
is one of a romantically harmless inventor with his
head in the clouds, living in dreams of the time
when he will make his family rich with one of his
inventions. He is hen-pecked, scolded, blamed for
everything that happens. After making a mess of
an attempt to interest a firm in one of his latest
inventions, he is about to commit suicide on the
train home, when he meets a princess who gives
him new courage. The princess understands the
small town's attitude toward him and plans to
help him. The way she makes him the hero of the
town and brings him fame and respect for his
townsmen is hilariously funny.
With dialogue supplied by J. P. McEvoy, and a.
.supporting cast of ace-high comedians such as
Joan Marsh, Adrienne Ames, Tammany Young,
and Louise Carter, with a .story that:offers every
opportunity for Fields' type of clowning, it is no
wonder that the audience last night laughed so
loud that some of the jokes were missed. He had us
rolling in the aisles. Don't miss this comedy. It is
one of the funniest produced in a long time.
-J.C.S.

AT THE WHITNEY
Double Feature
"ONE YEAR MORE"

Dorothy Gles, Jean Hanmer, Florence Harper, Eleanor
Johnson, Ruth Loebs, Josephine McLean, Marjorie Mor-
rison, Sally Place, Rosalie Resnick, Jane Schneider.
BUSINESS STAFF
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CREDIT MANAGER ............BERNARD E. SCHNACKE
WOMEN'S BUSINESS MANAGER-.-.
............... ,...... CATHARINE MC HENRY
DEPARTMENT MANAGERS: Local Advertising, Noel Tur-
ner; Classified Advertising, Russell Read; Advertising
Service, Robert Ward; Accounts, Allen Knuusi; Circula-
tion and Contfacts, Jack Efroymson.
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, Billie Griffiths, Janet
Jackson, Louise Krause, Barbara Morgan, Margaret
Mustard, Betty Simonds.
FRESHMAN TRYOUTS: William Jackson, Louis Gold-
smith, David Schiffer, William Barndt, Jack Richardson,
Charles Parker. Robert Owen, Ted Wohgemuth, Jerome
Grossman, Avn&, Kronenberger, Jim 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
S.C.A. Makes
Another Innovation.. .
THE Student Christian Association,
whose activities, being of a rather
limited nature during the last few years, have
attracted only spasmodic campus attention, an-
nounces the first step in a program of reorganiza-
tion and rejuvenation.
The establishment of a freshman women's camp
during Orientation Week in the fall, accompanied
by provision for participation of women in the gen-
eral administration of the Association itself, is this
first effort toward makng the S.C.A. of greater
service and significance on campus.
While the campus tends to become overburdened
with organizations and activities, there is undoubt-
edly a place for such a group as the S.C.A., provided
it capitalizes on activities distinctly related to its
field. This field, in the case of the S.C.A., is relig-
ious and related social activities, still a large one
upon which other campus organizations have not
encroached too far.
The officers of the S.C.A. .show wisdom in
branching out first to a project closely aligned
with the annual camp for freshmen men, which
has more than justified itself as a needed activity
and is growing constantly in favor. If further
projects are as wisely chosen on the basis of past
successes, the S.C.A. will have an excellent chance
of succeeding in its rejuvenation.
The Association broke a precedent when it elect-
ed Russell F. Anderson, a sophomore, to its presi-
dency. Evidently what the campus needs is that
class lines be overridden more often when better
leadership can be seen as the result.

(A PLUS

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.
THIS BOY NEWMAN
ro the Editor:
There ought to be a Pulitzer Price for college
olumnists so we could hand it over to Al Newman.
He deserves the prize for his splendid sense of
humour, his vivid descriptions of sporting events
and that general master's touch which he exhibits.
If one is unable to attend a game, he can still
get all the "dope" byoonsulting Play and By-Play
in the next day's Daily and he may get it in the
highly entertaining form of a letter from a gang-
ster to his girl in the big city.
Take the May Day incident. Detroit papers broke
out in two-inch headlines, the Daily printed edi-
torials, one of our Deans wrote a lengthy article
on the constitutionality of free speech, etc., letters
were printed in The Daily, the committee's report,
etc. Al Newman comes along, turns out a little
write-up of his own, which to me seemed to hit the
nail right on the head in true humane, give-the-
sucker-an-even-break fashion.
And even if there are no Pulitzer Prizes for
college columnists, we can at least hope that he
lands a job on the New York Times.
-Sidney Abramson, '37M.
To the Editor:
The recently published article in your paper by a
certain Al Newman was, through its irritating
qualities and general tone of valuelessness, moved
me to write.
After reading this article, in which Mr. Newman
decides to issue some free advice to those stu-
dents who went into Detroit on May Day, I felt
most definitely that he should confine his future
literary activities to sports and other fields which
require a minimum of intelligence and where ar-
rested development is not a handicap, for I believe
that Mr. Newman knows sufficiently little about
current trends in political thought to be very
popular in the Daily office.
There is on this campus, in distressingly large
numbers, a group of students to whom the signifi-
cance of present-day events is completely unknown,
and who place a great deal of value on insipid
thought and dress as well as on conformity to a
pre-ordained mold of blithe illiteracy in the prob-
lems of the world in which they presumably
live. To this group, I without hesitation place Mr.
Newman, not in an effort to be derogatory but in
order to demonstrate the place which he occupies
in reality. There is also on the campus a group of
students who have begun to do some serious think-
ing on social philosophy and to whose wider range
of vision the contradictions and clay feet of the
idols of Mr. Newman's group are distinct. Many
of them feel that they should show solidarity with
the working class, while many accept other views.
In sum, however, they constitute the thinking and
intelligent element on the campus, as opposed to
what appears to be the unthinking and unintell-
igent group. Now, when a sports writer takes it
upon himself to criticize the action of a group of
thinking individuals who were sufficiently strong
in morals to go to Detroit on May 1st, the advice
which he gives becomes on the face absurd. But,
when said sport writer is foreover unlettered in
social events, the absurdity changes to ridiculous-
ness. Consequently, the advice of Mr. Newman to
the May Day students was wholly malapropros
and uncalled for, and should never have been pub-
lished. It was rank with paternal tolerance and
condescension, and its use of the term "fellows"
carried with it a mawkish attempt to be friendly.
To close, I sincerely suggest that Mr. Newman
be confined wholly to sports, that he refrain from
discussing that which he does not know and from
giving advice to students well able to work out
their problems without such aid, and that the
Daily, unless it can begin to see that the views
of the editor are not necessarily those of the
intellectual population, restrict its remarks to de-
tailed weather reports, symposiums on the merits
of Herbert Hoover and other trivia.
-A.H.J.
Collegiate Obserxver,

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with Mary Brian, Russell Hopton, Donald
Dilloway, and Jackie Searl

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"THE INTRUDER"
with Monte Blue and Lila Lee

In "One Year More" the Whitney Theatre is of-
fering a film which is slightly above average. But
the program is spoiled by the unnecessary addi-
tion of the second feature, "The Intruder." Here is
a case where more for your money gives you less
satisfaction. "One Year More" tells the story of
two honeymooners starting out in life with every-
thing in their favor: they love, each other; hubby
has a job, etc., etc.. But friend trouble soon ap-
pears in the form of hubby's boss, who, with that
familiar Hollywoodian gleam in his eye, forces his
affections on his employee's wife. Boss and hus-
band get together for a nice friendly eye-scratch-
ing match and the former is accidentally killed.
From there, the story shifts us to the interior of a
Pullman train, which is a miniature Grand Hotel.
In one car a detective is trailing a married man
who is being blackmailed by a black-haired siren.
In the same car are traveling salesmen, vaudeville
performers, fresh kids, and just other people. This
train is carrying the husband to jail. On it are his
wife and a sympathetic reporter who is traveling
to a sanitarium for his health. But now that I've
got you this far, I shall not tell you the rest. I'll let
you find it out for yourselves.
While the dialogue of the film is not written
very well, while the acting is no more than ade-
quate, while the story is somewhat unreal and
threadbare, there is one element in the production
of "One Year More" that places it in the higher
level of the C class. That is its setting. For the
first time in a long while, the interior of a train
has been pictured on the screen in a way that re-
sembles the interior of a train. The setting's con-
scious unelaborateness provides a natural play-
ground in which the film's characters can strut
their stuff. Incidentally there is some good humor
in the film, provided by a vaudeville actor who
thinks he's funny.
"The Intruder" does not merit any comment or
space here. It was rank to me . . And it may be
more so to you. -J.C.S.
As Others See It
TENNESSEE VALLEY REPORTS
Dr. Arthur E. Morgan, chairman of the Tennes-
see Valley Authority, has submitted a report on the
work of the TVA during its first 10 months, and a
most interesting report it is. It takes a report of
work accomplished and plans for the future, such
as Dr. Morgan's to bring out the many-sided na-
ture of the transformation under way.
Long isolated from the modern conveniences that
go with electricity, the region which comprises
the valley is now looking on a new and brighter
day. The operation of the Muscle Shoals power
plant has been taken over by the new agency, and
arrangements are being made ,to establish a dis-
tribution system which will carry its current to
homes whose members had never dreamed that
they might in time use electric lights and irons. To
further rural electrification, the Electric Home
and Farm Authority is carrying word of electric
appliances throughout the countryside. Meanwhile,
there has been rapid progress on the construction
of Norris Dam, which will greatly increase the
available store of electric power.
But power is not the whole story. Indeed, it is
only a part of it. Into the TVA's comprehensive
plan of land rehabilitation comes the preparation

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Senator Reed
And The New Deal R

By BUD BERNARD
Harvard students are offering their services as
part time nursemaids and cooks to the busy houseR
wives of Cambridge and Boston to help earn their
college expenses. Is this the reason why Harvard
men are so popular with the women???
* * * *
From the looks of the material and color of
the co-eds' new spring frocks, Omar, the tent-
maker, must have had a few descendants in
the dress-designing business.
A litter of five pigs was accepted at St. Viador
College in Bourbonais, Illinois, as payment in full
for a year's tuition. The pigs will be used to make
pork sausage for the college restaurant.
One of the freshmen at a local sorority was
getting pretty sick of answering phones Friday
night. So she started saying, "Paul Revere's
Riding Stables instead of" . . . House." On
one occasion she met her match. The conver-
sation ran like this:
"Paul Revere's Riding Academy."
"Hello. Have you got any good horses over
there?"
"No. All the horses are out."
So she gave up and once again became a
demure little frosh.
connection, a population distribution plan is being

THE VICTORY of Sen. David Reed,
conservative Republican of Penn-
sylvania, over Gov. Gifford Pinchot in the Re-
publican senatorial primary can hardly have the
terrifying effects upon the New Dealers that Sen-
ator Reed and his old guard friends would so de-
voutly have us believe.
In the first place, this was a Republican primary.
It is rather inconceivable that Republicans, and
particularly Pennsylvania Republicans, would come
out with a thumping approval of Mr. Roosevelt's
policies.

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You'll Enjoy the
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Michigan Union
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