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is: How can this correlation be brought about?
We are of the opinion that a very decent step
toward the goal could be taken by the establish-
ment of courses in each language department
-especially in the French department, for French
is the most popular of the living languages -in
which the history, geography, and culture of a na-
tion, particularly in their contemporary aspects,
would be taught. We advocate especially that the
courses be conducted in the languages of the coun-
tries under study.
Perhaps two or three courses should be estab-
lished in each department, each covering similar
ground but varying in rapidity and detail content
with the speaking abilities of the students taking
them.
In addition to the knowledge which a person
could attain -in these -courses, they should furnish
excellent means for the retainment of language
ability acquired in other courses, and for the acqui-
sition of greater ability, particularly of compre-
hension.
In the French department there are now offered
two courses which in a vague way resemble the sort;
of course we describe. Yet they do not fulfill the
purpose of correlation which we believe should be
fulfilled, and, to put the matter on a more practical
basis, they are not considered very satisfactory by
the great majority of the students who follow
them. To begin with, one of them is conducted
entirely, the other more than half, in English. In'
the second place only one of them is given regu-
larly. And-finally both of them are too superficial,
neither being a genuine course in "La Civilization
Francaise."
In the German department no semblance of such
a course is given.
Thus at Michigan it is possible to study language
from philological and literary points of view. It is
not possible, at least for the undergraduate, to use
language as a means of becoming acquainted with
a civilization. We ;elieve the situation could and
should be remedied.
ScreenReflections
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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CITY EDITOR..,.,, ..........,.. ..JHN HEAEY
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A. Groehn, Thomas H. Kleene, David 0. MacDonald, John
M. O'Connell, Robert S. Ruwitch, Arthur M. Taub.
SPORTS ASSISTANTS: Marjorie Western, .4el Newman,
Kenneth Parker, William Reed, Arthur Settl .
WOMEN'S ASSISTATS: Dorothy Gies, Florence Harper,
Eleanor Johnson,.Ruth Loebs, Josephine McLean, Rosalie
Resnick, Jane Schneider, Marie Murphy.
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RobertBrown, Clinton C ger, Robert E.BDiry
Allan Dewey, John A. Doelle, Sheldon ME.llis, Sidney'
Finger, William H. Flemning,.Ro ert J. %reehling, Sherwin
Gaines, Ralph W. Hurd, Walter R. .Krueger, John N.
Oathout, John P. OtteL yd S eich, MarshallShulmnr ,
Bernard Weisman, Jos h eC.rad ford Carpenter,
Jacob C. Siedel, Berad evc, eog Andros. "!red
Buesser, Robert Cumriiiis, Fred DeLano, Robert J. Fried-
man, Raymond Goodman, Morton Mann.

Musical Events.
KIMBALL RECITALK
In Review
_MARGARET KIMBAYL'S graduation recital had
something about it that set it off from recitals
that have preceded it, excellent as they have been.
That certain something, indicting as the term is,
and one which it seems should never be admitted
by or connected witha young artist, is "poetic
charm." Miss Kimball has a distinct musical per-
sonality, a poise that imbues her performance
with extra character. It is so much more than
a matter of training and assurance technically, it is
something from within, perhaps not as all-em-
braciing as a philosophy, but at least a feeling for
the underlying dignity and beauty that is within Se
music. Miss Kimball achieves a characteristic ideaone
of a work, and 6onsistently adheres to the charac-
ter that she has chosen. For instance the BrahmsCi.)ra
Cappriccio (Op. '76, No. 1) had an entirely unaca-
demic sweep to it that was Miss Kimball's concep- DRES
tion. "open
Those who heard her recital will remember the Simples
rhythmic progression in the Bach Partita, the devised
rounded, undulating effect of the Scriabin An- for 2%/
dante, and the manner in which she propelled the display
Presto, which unlike its name is somewhat lengthy,
to its finish, the dance of the Rigaudon, the melody F RAN
of the Liszt, and the powerful finale of the Schu-
mann Symphonic Variations. Miss Kimball has a PH T
common sense about her performance, notwith- 723
standing her poetic-appearing results. She didn't 1
waste time and attention by intermissions, which
though strenuous certainly, was very kindly and
considerate planning.
And after graduation what? We hope it is what-
ever she wants, for she merits it by hard work
and perseverence.
BACCALAUREATE RECITAL
Palmer Christian will present an organ recital
on Baccalaureate Sunday, June 17, in Hill Audi-
torium, at 4:15 p.m.
YOUNG STUDENTS'
RECITAL Fine
The pupils of Martha Merkle Lyon are to be Bade
presented in two recitals at the School of MusicW
Auditorium. One Monday, June 4, at 7:45, and the Rin
other Tuesday, June 5, at 8:00. The public is in-
vited to hear these recitals.
New
As Others See It
RAILROADS ARE AWAKENING Nov
After a long lethargic period of satisfaction with
past achievements the railroading industry sud-
denly seems to have awakened with a start to a
realization that this is an age of progress. Not be-
fore in a generation have there been under con-
sideration at one time so many proposals to im- BU R R
prove rail transportation.
For the first time, too, designers of railway &AUI
equipment deign to consider the elements that Oldest
have enabled motor cars so far to win popular
favor as to deprive the railroads of a large part
of their profitable passenger trade. Their curiosity Feu Churc
seems to have turned up the fact that even
the "crack trains" had their defects in point of
comfort, convenience and transportation service-
ableness.
As a result a whole series of experimental cars
and trains are an~permn? thatC tonu bia a hiioii :

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This picture suffers from lack of intelligent con-
ception, direction, presentation, and reception. The
story is not interesting enough to tell, the acting is
too rotten to discuss, and the Whitney is not
cool enough to ease the pain that goes with seeing
"Manhattan Love Song." Therefore, suffer the
heat where it is not accompanied by otherunpleas-
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N THAT PART of his report for
1931 which he devoted to the living
President Nicholas Murray Butler of
University made the following state-

Columbia
ments:

"There are teachers of living languages who
decry the notion that it is important for their
students to gain facility in speaking or in
writing the language which they teach. It is
supposed to be sufficient if students learn
something about the language, its history, its
structure, is philological relationships, and the
literature of which it is the vehicle. Fortu-
nately, this very limited and provincial point
of view is giving way before one which is
much larger and broader as well as more schol-
arly and more practical.
"It is indeed unfortunate that these living
languages are academically treated as things
apart. As a matter of fact and of sound uni-
versity organization, there should be no De-
partment of French Laniguage and Literature,
but rather a Department of France. The study
should center about the people, their history,
their institutions, their achievements, their lit-
erature, their arts, and of course, their _ lan-
guage. In similar fashion, there should be a
Department of Germany, of Italy, of Spain,
and the rest. The history, the geography, the
institutional life, the art, the letters, and the
language of each one of these great peoples
should be integrated about a common center, -
and the instruction in each one of these aspects
of a cultivated people should be interdependent
and mutually strengthening and broadening."
Following President Butler's suggestion several
of Columbia's modern language departments, not-
ably French and Spanish, have arranged courses
co-operated in by other parts of the university
which sketch the cultures of these countries, in anj
effort to carry the work of the departments be-
yond mere language.

Pancho Villa ............ Wallace Beery
Directed by .............. John Conway
Fay Wr y, Stewart Erwin, Leo Carrillo,
Henry B. Waltham
"Viva Villa," Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's long-
awaited epic of Mexico tells much the same story
that Sergei M. Eisenstein's "Que Vive Mexico"
would have told had it been edited according to his
wishes. Mutilation of the latter for commercial rea-
matic record of the struggle of the Mexican peons
for their peace and their freedom from serfdom.
Many people will see different things in this
film. Many will go to see it for different reasons. I
suppose most patrons will go with the intention of
spending some time in the theatre merely for en-
tertainment's sake. To these we say, "You'll not be
disappointed." There is another reason for attend-
ing, a much more instructive reason which cannot
be explained until something is said of the film
itself. It will, however, be made clear, I hope.
Pacho Villa has always stood as the hero and
champion of the Ivexican worker, the peon. As a
child he saw his father whipped to death by
cruel and oppressive rulers, and he determined
to lead his people to freedom. But his path was
hard and the obstacles many. Grown to manhood,
after living the life of a bandit-Robin Hood, he
succeeded in gathering a considerable force be-
hind him to make sporadic raids on towns. The
narrative thread of the film clearly states that it
makes no pretense at truth to the facts. This is
unfortunate for adherence to the truth would have
made the film much more valuable as a historical
document.
Having gained for himself a reputation as a
friend of the people. Villa is asked by a "Christ-
like" rebel leader to join forces with him in an
attempt to overthrow the existing government.
Villa believes him and together they are able to do
this. This new leader is made president and Villa's
army disbands. But, contrary to Villa's tactics, the
new president believes in political persuasion in-
stead of force. He has a great land reform bill to
propose that would give the land back to the
workers. But official-circle society and diplomatic
softening keeps him from ever carrying his pro-
gram through. He dilly-dallies from month to
month; deliberating more than actually doing; and
so after a short period in office has yet to execute
the reforms that the revolution had been fought
for. Intrigue by army officials even persuades him
to exile Villa from the country. There is a striking
similarty between the course of events here and
those of the Russian revolutions, Kerensky phase.
This gentle president who never accomplished any-
thing is finally killed in a palace rebellion and the
country reverts to a fascist suppression of the peo-
ple. Villa is aroused from exile and leads a second
revoluton, a violent one but, according to the film,
a successful one. I hope I have made my point
clear as expressed in paragraph two.
y As a film, "Viva Villa" is perfect. Its photography
is superb. The direction of John Conway is well
handled, as the progression of the film is easy and

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figure, seem to have been fathered by automobiles.
They are extravagantly streamlined; have elab-
orate heating and lighting and ventilating systems:
are capable of great speed with considerable in-
crease in economy, and make commendable at-
tempts to rid themselves of the dust, noise, and
other discomforts which were discouraging many
from "going by rail."
All this is a sign of progress and should be en-
couraged. So far as appears at present there will
be need for a good railway system for a long time.
Those who are eager to put the rails back on a
paying basis should continue to keep their eyes
on the phenomenal success of motors and to adapt
as far as possible the features of automobiles that
have made them universally practicable and satis-
factory.
--The Detroit News.

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There is a growing tendency among the states
to exclude one another's products. The latest in-
stance is the proposal in Massachusetts to limit the
sale of Wisconsin cream. Naturally Wisconsin ob-
jects and Gov. Schmedeman has sent a protest to
Gov. Ely of Massachusetts pointing out that if
eastern states continue to put embargoes on Wis-
consin products it will be impossible for the people
of Wisconsin to purchase the products of the east.
Certainly this tendency toedestroy free trade
among the states is one of the most mischievous
developments of our economic history. It will sow
painful discord where there has been internal peace
and co-operation from sea to sea. Our domestic
freedom of trade within the national boundaries
has been one of the most important factors of our
commonrprosperity and its abandonment will be
little short of an economic and social disaster.
The tendency of this time to give up policies and
even principles which have fosteredthe great ma-
terial and social prosperity and progress of the
American people for a century and a half is a folly
which no other people has ever surpassed and it
cannot be too promptly checked and repudiated by
the intelligence and right feeling of our people.
-Chicago Daily Tribune.
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of children to men who can prepare their sons so
much better for "heroic sacrifice" upon battle

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