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ideas with those of students attending. The parley
is not a series of addresses, but consists of dis-
cussions, with opportunities to ask questions and
get further ideas expressed on particular phases
of the general theme, "What Can We Believe."
We urge students who feel that their con-
ceptions of present-day society, the economic sys-
tem, religion, the family, war, and other problems,
are jumbled to attend this gathering and profit
through hearing expressed the opinions of others
on the topics. By comparing these ideas with the
student's own he should be able to formulate new
theories on a firmer basis.
Beliefs during the last few years have neces-
sarily been subject to rapid modifiactions under
the influence of radical departures affecting all of
our lives, and many have found it difficult to
stabilize their thinking along with the changes. It
is for the purpose of assisting this process that
the parley is held.
Students, officials and faculty members con-
nected with the parley this year are making plans
for an even greater attendance than last year,
when standing room only was left, and we feel
their belief -that students want to hear the
opinions of others on their own problems is
justified. We are all doing more thinking than
we used to and we hope that a great number will
take advantage of the meetings.
Screen Reflections
AT THE MICHIGAN
/ "IF I WERE ONLY FREE"

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The Theatre
AT THE LYDIA MENDELSSOHN
"THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN TOWN"
A Review: -
By JTOHN W. PRITCHARI)

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Sarah.....................Irene Dunne
Erwin......................... Clive Brook
Tono............................Nils Astor
"If I Were Only Free" concerns the tale of two
people, married to indifferent characters, rather
dejected with life, in general who meet in Paris
and find their happiness together in spite of it
all. This is a more or less old theme done well by
Irene Dunne and Clive Brook with able assistance
from Nils Asther and Henry Stephenson. It is
done well because the manuscript for the play
provided some rather nice dialogue, and except
for some rather heavy scenes, it has come up to
the better type of cinema.

THIS CHILDREN'S THEATRE has the rare
virtue of being consistent. "The Pied Piper"
is their third production this season, which is the
first season in their history - and not a single
one of the productions has been poor, or even
weak. In addition, there has been steady improve-
ment in all branches of their work - script, pro-
duction, scenery, music. "The Pied Piper" thus
must be labelled as the best of the three, without
any derogation to the quality of the preceding two
presentations.
I wish to reiterate a point upon which I dwelt
at some length during my last review of The
Children's Theatre. This organization presents
plays with interpolated music and dancing, which
are primarily addkessd to child audiences; which
are filled with extravagance of word, gesture,
color, and situation, and which can in no sense be
called realism. Yet there is an undercurrent of
satire in the plays which makes them entertain-
ing to mature audiences as well. It is this wee
touch of sophistication, hidden from the children
but highly perceptible to grownups, which lifts
the plays above the ordinary run of child enter-
tainment. It is the same species of adult appeal
(although, of course, not characterized by the
same genius) which made "Alice in Wonderland"
an immortal tale which is a part of the library of
every well-read person, no matter what age.
For example, "The Pied Piper" is a children's
story; it is built for children, and it pulls them
oum uos.iad ou '1a3 -llu.1a l - s as iau So no
has had any experience with the world can miss
the application of a racketeering town government
to the present day. Having known about this
ahead of time, I was somewhat fearful that this
element might be overdone, with great detriment
to child appeal. My anxiety was wholly ground-
less. It is an unmistakable touch of satire, but it
is not overplayed. It is just there.
The production, as I have said, is filled with
color, dancing, and music. The first set, that of
the square before the town hall, is rich and lovely.
Because of these scenic effects, the audience is
quickly translated into the fairyland of Robert
Browning. And the poet is certainly not ignored,
for there are long sections of dialogue lifted whole
from the original poem. These are skillfully used,
too; a fine instance is in Act II, when the mem-
bers of the mayor's'council peer out of the window
of the town hall and describe the "big rats, little
rats," and all the rest of their ilk that flock after
the piper when he plays of chesses and apples and
all the other delicacies that gladden the heart of
a hungry rat. There is a mob scene, and a game
scene (with two very funny acrobats), and several
show-down scenes - and a happy ending, which,
for present purposes, is an improvement on Mr.
Browning.
Harry Pick, as the piper, is exceedingly graceful,
as one might expect. He is charming, and imme-
diately secures the sympathies of the child audi-
ence. Goddard Light and Betty Spooner, as the
two children, Karl and Lisel, carry a good share
of the action with great verve. Paul Bauer, as the
leering, bullying cook, Edward E. Freed as the
villainous mayor, Mary Potter as Truda, the
mother, and Patrick Wilson as Ludwig, the juve-
nile menace, all are interesting.
Collegiate Observer

Your Daily Offers
Fact No. 2:

Alontg with Other Oitstumlirig
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RILLIAN .EITORILS
This specimen gives an idea waothe realdn of intflueince oVer
which our editorials extend. These editorials Were written
b1y m~embers of Thie Daiily stalt to combilat ani evil thiat the ent ire
student body has been objecting to for several years * You
arc aware of ow te autho)rities acceept*I lle adviee iv te
e ditori ls ani n tstiluh ited imedi ate aelioti,

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Lois Jotter, Marie Murphy, Margaret D. Phalan.
tEPORTERS: C. Bradford Carpenter, Ogden G. Dwight,
Paul J. Elliott, Courtney A. Evans, Thomas E. Groehn,
John Kerr, Thomas H. Kleene, RIchard E. Lorch, David
G. Macdonald, Joel P. Newman, Kenneth Parkr, WI-]
1am R. Reed, Robert. S. Ruwitch, Robert .J. St. Clar,
Arthur S. Settle, Marshall 1). Silverman, Arthur M.
Taub.
Dorothy Gies, Jean Hanmer, Florence Harper, Marie
Held, Eleanor Johnson, Ruth Loebs, Josephine McLean,
Marjorie Morrison, Sally Place, Rosalie Resnick, Kathryn
ietayk, Jane Schnelder.
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trick; Classified Advertising, Russell Read; Advertising
Contracts, Jack Bellamy; Advertising Service, Robert
Ward; Accounts, Allen Knuusi; Circulation, Jack Ef-
roynson.
ASSISTANTS: Meigs Bartmess, Van Dunakin, Milton Kra-
mer, John Ogden, Bernard Rosenthal, Joe Rothbard,
James Scott, David Winkworth.
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Virginia Cluff, Patricia Daly, Genevieve Field, Louise
Florez, Doris Gimmy, Betty Greve, Billie Griffiths, Janet
Jackson, Luise Krause, Barbara Morgan, Margaret
Mustard, Betty Simonds.

NIGHT EDITOR:

GEORGE VAN VLECK

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T HE UNDERGRADUATE COUNCIL
will today consider taking action
tive to keeping the main reference room of the
ary open on Sundays. We understand that
It $350 are necessary to maintain this service
1 June and the Council will probably open
e sort of a drive to obtain the necessary funds
1 students and student organizations.
is really unfortunate that the students should
sked to pay for this service. It is unfortunate
the state cannot provide such facilities for
y. There are many services on the campus
h many persons think less valuable than this
but since the library can be kept open in nb
r way than by student support, The Daily asks
students to contribute whatever way they can
rhatever fund is collected. The Daily hopes
the Council will take definite action today
commends it for considering this task.
iroughout the year, there have been com-
its from many quarters because this service
been discontinued. They have been just com-
its. Sunday is an excellent day for study
e students have no other work to take up their
If every student would contribute about
cents the library could be kept open. We
for speedy action.
ingniard Club
hfeaus Fire. . .
T HE PART of the campus that
thinks will sympathize with the
ibers of the Vanguard Club, driven from their
lence by fire, and will applaud the vigor and
d they have shown in re-establishing them-
s in a new location.
ie Vanguard Club has in its brief existence
blished itself as a live organization. Formed
body a part of whose function was to be the
ulation of political and economic discussion
esentative of all points of view, the club is to
ongratulated for having, by and large, at-
ed to its dynamic goal.
uthful, it might have easily been driven into
itergration by the flames which Wednesday
e necessary the vacation of the building which
ed it as office and as residence of some of its
ibers. The club is to be praised for having
en another course.
tend The
ring Parley . .

Erwin spends his time "going to the bank"
while in Paris (drinking rather heavily) because
his doctor says his health car't stand excite-
mentd . meets Sarah one evening after she has
had a rather horrid evening with her husband
Tono, and they find that the world isn't such a
bad place after all. They go to London, she sets
up an interior decorating shop, he goes back to
his law practice: result, happiness in the end only
after much suffering and struggle, but then such
things are supposed to be gone through before
the promised land is reached.
The dialogue, in Brook's lines especially, are
rather clever in the Paris scenes, while a shot of
photography here and there makes interesting the
dull scenes. The rather high note sounded at
the beginning has a tendency to drop off at the
finish which is brought around when Erwin is
nearly dying and Sarah sings him a sentimental
song to bring him around. This is the poorest
shot in the picture, but this is to be overlooked as
the remainder of the picture over-balances this
point. Best shot: Sarah and Erwin on a bridge
overlooking Paris, featuring the pleasant atmos-
phere of about four o'clock in the morning with
fine silhouettes in the background
The added features were out of the ordinary in
that "Game Gangsters" is a strong plea for hunt-
ers and fishermen of this State to play fair with
the animals they are seeking, the Grantland Rice
Sportlight pictures some fancy fishing off the
coasts of our country . . . a more or less twist
in the side of the first game feature. Chic Sale
has an amusing comedy for those that like his
sort of humor, while the News goes in for the long
list of accidents that have occurred in the storm
of winter lately (Air Mail and Avalanche). The
coming attractions tell us that "Six Of A Kind,"
humor plus, is coming to this theatre Sunday.
-R.E.L.
Campus Opinion
Letters published in this column should not be con-f
strued as expressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily. Anonymous communications will be disrearded.
The names of communicants will, however, be re-
garded as confidential upon request. Contributors
are asked to be brief, confining themselves to less
than 300 words if possible.
HITLER MORE VICIOUS
THAN DOLLFUSS
To the Editor:
Permit me in all friendliness to refer to the
editorial in yesterday's Daily which contains this
sentence: "Even the off-denounced Nazis in Ger-
many did not go to the length in accomplishing
their revolution that the Fascist Heimwehr did in
Austria.'
It is of course true that firing upon municipal
buildings in Germany did not take place. It is
also true that such firing constitutes a dastardly
act.
But after admitting this, there is a comparison
between the frightfulness of Dollfuss and that of
the Nazis. What happened in Austria was a
matter of a few days. What happened in Germany
and is still happening is a matter of at least a
year -and, as stated, is continuing. What the
Nazis did was not merely to suppress all opposi-
tion - the Social Democrats, the liberals, the
pacifists, the Communists, ad the Jews. They
suppressed the labor unions whose property they
confiscated - i.e., stole. They suppressed free-
dom--freedom of the press, freedom of speech,
and freedom of assembly -in short, all freedom.
The Nazis exist now on force and fear!
The Nazis put into concentration camps, ac-
cording to the latest news, more than 100,000
people -not because of their political opinions.
The suffering of these people is said to be un-
speakable. The latest book by one who escaped
from a camp is: "Murder-Made in Germany,"
by Heinz Liepmann (Harper Bros.).

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By BUD BE tNARD

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A Tri Delt pledge at Knox College had a very
comprehensive crib written on her knee which
greatly aided her in the exam; but it must have
been disconcerting to the freshmen boys who were
sitting near by.
* * *
The heighth of optimism. -- Hitler, Mus-
solini, Stalin, and Dollfus playing contract.
-- Clark Weekly
A college man is like a thermometer, say the
University of Pennsylvania Daily, because he is
filled with alcohol and graduated with degrees.
* ~*
FROM OUR CONTEMPORARIES
We are feeble minded. We are anti-social.
We are misanthropic. We are ;physically,
mentally, and morally obstinate. Something
is wrong with us. We don't fit into the scheme
of things. There is no hope for us. For:
We don't like Joe Penner.
We think Eddie Cantor drivels.
Eight O'clock classes pain us.
Women's hats hurt our sense of fitness
of .hings.
We think Arthur Brisbane is a case of
arrested development.
Wayne King seems dipped in saccharine.
To us Mae West is just another girl,
In other words 121,999,999 people are either
cr:4zy or else we are. Mr. Death, the bi-
chloride.
-De Pauw Collegian
Co-eds, according to an Ohio State man, are
like final examinations. They keep a fellow up
all night worrying about them and then ask
the most foolish questions.
This article came to our attention at an ap-
propriate time. A dean at the University of Wis-
consin minces no words in his condemnation of
"hell week" among various fraternities and so-
rorities this year.
"I thought that hell week had been abol-
ished. Certainly the fraternities, at least
many of them, agreed last year to put a
quietus on the silly, brutal, and degrading
hangover of the dark ages of academic his-
tory.
"A few problems have only one side; the
y problem of hell week is one of them. Indeed,

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