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tion, Play Production several days ago upped and
announced that their dramatic forays are to have
broad scope this season; they will include such
offerings as the deservedly famed "Elizabeth the
Queen," which is still occasionally given under
Luntian auspices, and a fling at good old Gilbert
and Sullivan. It is expected that this array of
hits will display the true value of Play Produces
tion, a value which the University (somewhat in-
explicably) has only partly appreciated.
"See Naples and Die," by Elmer (Janus) Rice,
is, from all reports, an important drawing card.
I have not as yet read the play; when I have,
which will be some time today, you will know
about it. Publicity reports from Play Produc-
tion say, among other things:
"The entire Mendelssohn stage will be recre-
ated to represent the colorful terrace of the Pen-
sione de' Medici, a famous inn overlooking the
picturesque Bay of Naples. The Robert Edmond
Jones setting for the original production has been
carefully studied and adapted to the needs of the
Mendelssohn Theatre. Vivid color combinations,
typical of an Italian setting, will furnish a gay
background for the variety of European and
American costumes. Full use will be made of the
plaster cyclorama, one of the most valuable fea-
tures of the Mendelssohn equipment, and unus-
ual lighting effects will thereby be possible."
Rather inviting, isn't it?)
Screen Reflections
EDITOR'S NOTE: Owing to the extremely long
review of "Ulysses" published yesterday, it was neces-
sary to withhold the following notice on "Fashions
of 1931"s until today.
Mr. Nash ..........William Powell
Miss Lynne ............ Bette Davis


mission it is to carry the dead bodies of fallen
heroes to Valhalla, where they became the pro-
tectors of the gods. The Overture to Tannhau-
ser, like the opera, deals with lustful love as ex-
emplified in the Venusberg music, opposed to pure
love of divine inspiration as suggested by the
Pilgrim's Chorus (which appears later in I he op-
era, in the third act.)
This is the last symphony prog'rami on this
series before the May Festival.
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Jackson, Louise Krause, Barbara Morgan, Margaret
Mustard, Betty Simonds.

Fine Influence Of
City Council.
TIHE Common Council has again
come to the rescue of the Michi-
gan student. With the proper amount of sacri-
ficing magnanimity and satisfaction with self, the
council has decided that the students must be
protected from the roaring devil which, the phi-
losophers have told us, is part of every man's
make-up (except, of course, the make-up of the
members of the Common Council, who are differ-
ent than ordinary mortals, a good deal different).
The council has therefore decided that:
1. All little boys should be in bed by mid-
2. Anyone who takes a glass of beer and
then dances is lascivious.
3. Anyone who takes a glass of beer and
then watches a torch singer sing is living a
life of sin.
4. Any dining hall that is downstairs or
upstairs is a hotbed of vice.
5. Any restaurant, serving beer, which has
partitions is the setting for initial steps to a
fate which is worse than death.
The net effect will be, of course, not at all what
the council desires. No Michigan students are as-
sured of living a clean, healthy, true blue life
as a result of this bill. What will happen is
simple enough: drinking, hard liquor drinking,
will return to the fraternities, its home during the
Prohibition Era. This is what the University au-
thorities have wanted to abolish and it is the
precise thing which, via their influence upon the
council ,they are now encouraging. We make this
prediction with an air of positiveness. It is the
same air of positiveness which dominated our
predictions last year when we said that if the
council permitted beer drinking downtown, rather
than in clean, reputable places uptown, the result
would be a mushroom growth of undesirable dives.
We were right then and we believe we are right
The Common Council cannot be expected to
take advice, or criticism, or suggestions. It lives
in a celestial atmosphere removed from the mun-
dane practicalities which motivate the rest of us
poor mortals. We cannot talk, we can only watch
and marvel. And during the next year we will
watch the unfortunate results of this latest at-
tempt to transplant Heaven to earth. And we will
see, in all probability, the Council refuse to ad-
mit its mistake with the same narrow obstinacy
with which it refuses to admit that the growth of
these dives was encouraged by the East of Divi-
sion Street Beer Ban.

This is practicaly an all-William Powell picture,
and was obviously conceived for his personality.
However, if you have an aversion to this gentle-
man, you will still be entertained by the bit, be-
cause the plot moves rapidly, and the supporting
cast, including a very stunning and, effective
Duchess, a bevy of alluring manequins, and Frank
McHugh, is fine . As the title indicates, there is
something of the musical comedy element present,
but this has been confined, fortunately, to one
number, and this one number gives a much better
effect than do several of its caliber crowded into
one picture. The fashions are extreme and effec-
tive and will delight the feminine audience. There
are some very amusing situations in the plot which
pull the picture out of the average class and make
it good light entertainment.
The opening scene finds Mr. Nash, the smooth
and suave hero, as a would-be stock promoter, in
his office trying to buffalo a client into thinking
that he is very busy and also important. But the
client turns out to be the man who has come to
take the telephones out. Then the furniture men
come in and remove everything else in the office
except for Mr. Nash and his right hand man. On
leaving the office, these two gentlemen collide
with a young lady who has a stack of fashion
drawings that she is trying to sell. This gives
Mr. Nash one of his brilliant ideas, and soon we
see all three of them bootlegging Paris fashions
into Goldblatt's basement at $19.98 per. When
he is found out, he turns the tables on everybody
and secures a position as Paris representative of
three of the leading dress firms in New York.
When they all get to Paris one idea leads to
another, and soon Mr. Nash's cleverness, gall,
blackmailing, and luck put him at the head of the
leading dressmaking establishment of Paris.
The extra features are a "Flip the Frog" car-
toon, wflich is below average, a sailor comedy that
is better than usual, and an exceptional news
reel showing the fighting in both Paris and Vien-
na -C. B. C.
Musical Events
Dalies Frantz, of the School of Music faculty,
is scheduled to appear with the Detroit Symphony
Orchestra Thursday night and Friday afternoon.
He will }lay the work by which he gained his
great acclaim on his recent concert tour, the
Beethoven Concerto in C Major, Op. 15.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Owing to the extremely long
review of "Ulysses" published yesterday, it was neces-
sary to withhold the following discussion on Sunday's
faculty concert.
Choral and Fugue .............. Zemachson
Symphony No. 2, in E minor; Op. 27 ......
..............................Rachm aninoff

ALL honor to Mr. Christian and Mr. Brinkman
for the splendid concert they gave the audi-
ence - and a large one it was at that - on Sun-
day afternoon in Hill Auditorium. The program
opened with the Cesar Franck "Prelude, Fugue,
and Variation for Organ and Piano"; the perfect-
ly co-ordinated manner in which it was played
seemed nothing short of miraculous. It possesses
a smooth, flowing melody and emphasized the
evenness and legato playing of both artists. At no
time were the lesser tones of the piano outdone
by the weight of the organ.
Mr. Christian came on the platform as soloist
next, playing two Leo Sowerby compositions:
"Carillon" and the "Passacaglia from Symphony
No. 1 for Organ." If music can be said to have
any specific colors in it, we can surely see warm
greens and blues floating throughout the Carillon,
perhaps because it is remindful of the Edward
Bok Carillon in Florida, and of the environment,
which is principally green foliage and colorful
songbirds. Mr. Christian would make the music
delightful even in the absence of any specific
tone picture.
The Passacaglia's tempo is slow and the pres-
ence of a great deal of dissonance (typing it, of
course, extremely and decidedly modern) makes
it even more bombastic than the usual Passa-
caglia. Its marked agitation from its unusual
rhythms plus the dissonances and the continual
diminishing of tone and then the building up
again into mighty fortes, show the wealth of tonal
power which the organ alone possesses. .
Mr. Brinkman's execution of the "Prelude, Cho-
rale, and Fugue" was faultless. His choice of
this Franck number was wise since it is particu-
larly suitable for displaying his own type of mu-
sicianship. The Prelude itself is filled with lovely
nuances and the Chorale brings out the full beauty
of the melody which is carried on in the com-
plicated Fugue. Sowerby's "Fugue" is especially
intricate and yet its difficulty was not made ap-
Of the "Mediaeval Poem," enough cannot be
said -let it suffice that it was a thrilling ex-
perience. The hymn from the Liturgy of St.
James, which is the basis and the inspiration for
this work, is followed almost to the letter. "Let
all mortal flesh keep silence, and with fear and
trembling stand" is stressed, and when "the pow-
ers of hell may vanish as the darkness clears
away" the angel voices are heard crying their
"Alleluia, alleluia!" The essential touch of color
and atmosphere is added when a mysterious,
ethereal voice floats to our ears from some far
off, intangible place. (We make our bow to Mrs.
Binkman - hers was the lovely voice.) The
program was perfect in every sense of the word.
-M. J. C.
Campus Opinion
Letters published In this column should not be con-
strued as expressing the editorial opinion of 'The
Daiy. Anonymous communications will be diisrearded.
The names of communicants will, however, be re-
garded as confidential upon request. Contributors
are asked to be brief, confiining tueinseives to less
than 300 words If possible.
We do honor to the memory of King Albert and
admire the stand he and his gallant people made
against the invaders. The words were as true in
1914 as when Caesar said them two millennia
earlier: "Horum fortissimi Belgae."
It is fitting at this time to retell the following
story. In September, 1914, a western paper of-
fered a prize for the best schoolboy essay on the
origins of the war. The prize was won by a little
Chinese boy in Manitoba who wrote in part as
"France did not want to fight, but they got
ready their soldiers. Germany write a letter to
France 'You don't get ready or I will fight you
in nine hours.'
"Germany to fight them, pass Belgium.
"Belgium say 'I am a country; I am not a
road.' ..
No contributor to this column can be prompter
than the undersigned in asserting that war is hell
and that hate is the last disease of nations and
yet, realizing as we do the futility of armed strife,
we ought to pray for strength to emulate a people
who in the face of aggression chose to remain a
nation and not to become a road.

--Norman Anning
Colegiate Observer
,.9 -
A plebe at West Point, in receipt of a boxa
from home, wrote a note of appreciation,
"Dear Aunt Jane. Thanks for the cake. The
piece I got was fine."
From St. Boneventure College comes the fol-
"I think that I shall never see,
A 'D' as lovely as a 'B',
A 'B' whose lovely form is prest
Upon the records of the blest;
A 'D' comes easily and yet,
It is not easy to forget,
'D's' are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a 'B'."
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Largo; Allegro moderato
Allegro vivace
"Prelude and Love Death"
from "Tristan and Isolde"
"Ride of the Valkyrie"
from"The Valkyrie"
"Overture to "Tannhauser"

I ..Wagner

THE night before a holiday should prove to be
a good evening for a Choral Union concert,
since there are no classes to prepare for, and late
permission has been given our co-eds. Perhaps-
these concerts aren't planned for the benefit of
the general student body, but most probably they
are. This concert will be a program easy to listen
to, performed by one of the major orchestras, the
Detroit Symphony, under the direction of Ossip
Gabrilowitsch, who should need no introduction.
The program, opening with a work by a lesser-
light among the moderns, the Choral and Fugue,
swings into a romantic vein with the Rachmani-
noff Symphony. This is not the Russian that
that "showman Strawinski" is, but it is the Rus-
sian music that we know through Tschaikowsky
and Rimsky-Korsakoff, melodious and rich, some-
times bright, sometimes sombre, usually warm in
its orchestral color. The Detroit Symphony per-

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