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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 1936

EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT

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BOARD OF EDITORS
MANGINGEDITOR.............THOMAS H. KLEENE
ASSCIAE EDITOR ............... JOIN J. FLAHERTY
ASSOCIATE EDITOR ..............THOMAS E. GROEHN
Dorothy S. Gies Josephine T. McLean William R. Reed
DEPARTMENTAL BOARDS
Publication Department: Thomas H. Kleene, Chairman;
Clinton B. Conger, Richard G. Hershey, Ralph W.
Hurd, Fred Warner Neal, Bernard Weissman.
Reportorial Department: Thomas E. Groehn, Chairman;
Elsie A. Pierce, Guy M. Whipple, Jr.
Editorial Department: John J. Flaherty, Chairman; Robert
A. Cummins, Marshall D. Shulman.
Sports Department: William R. Reed, Chairman; George
Andros, Fred Buesser, Fred DeLano, Raymond Good-
Wornei's Departmes1,,: Josephine T. McLean, Chairman;
Dorothy Briscoe Josephine M. Cavanagh, Florence H.
Dav iario-T.Holden, Charlotte D. Rueger, Jewel W.
Wuerfel.

BUSINESS DEPARTMENT

Telephone 2-12141

BUSINS MANAGER..........GEORGE H. ATHERTON
CREDIT MANAGER...........JOSEPH A. ROTHBARD
WOMEN'S BUSINESS MANAGER ....MARGARET COWIE
WOMEN'S SERVICE MANAGER ...ELIZABETH SIMONDS
DEPARTMENTAL MANAGERS
Local Advertising, William Barndt; Service Department,
Willis Tomlinson; Contracts, Stanley Joffe; Accounts,
Edward Wohlgemuth; Circulation and National Adver-
tising, John Park; Classified Advertising and Publica-
tions, Lyman Bittman.
NIGHT EDITOR: GUY M. WHIPPLE, JR.
A Challenge
To Fraternities . .
T iE INTERFRATERNITY Council
is an institution, of a sort - a very
hazy sort, which isn't proving its right to exist.
We point for justification to the most significant
action they have taken this year: All pledges and
actives will wear name-tags on their coat lapels
next year during rushing so they will know each
other.
There is, everyone knows, plenty the council
could do. Fraternities the nation over are in a
precarious position and, just as at Michigan, they
are doing nothing about it. The responsibility is,
left mainly to alumni who will ultinately fail
unless they get the support of active members.
But the Interfraternity Council cannot be wholly
blamed for the position of campus fraternities.
The fraternities themselves are as much, if not1
more, the cause of this apathy. If more than 75
per cent of the chosen fraternity representatives'
attended a council meeting it would be very sur-
prising; and if more than a handful of the repre-
sentatives ever took enough interest in a progres-
sive proposal to give a fair and rational opinion
of it, it would be even more surprising.
The council will have an opportunity to show
its leadership, and the fraternities will have an
opportunity to show their willingness and progres-
siveness after Professor Briggs gives his financial,
report at the next meeting.
No fraternity should fail to take some action onj
financial problems unless they have made a com-
prehensive study and sincerely believe that no ac-
tion is necessary. If, however, they merely glance
at their ledger and dispose of their difficulties with
broad generalizations, there should be no sympathy
for them. If some fraternities, like small children,
smugly maintain that they are all right and should
be left to pursue their own unrestrained ways, they
are not worthy of the privileges they enjoy.
The Interfraternity Council should lead the way,
and we hope they will, but the fraternities must
follow and act with a conviction that will give the
program a forceful impetus.
Germany's Latest Blow
To Humanity.
T HE RECENT NAZI proposal to de-i
port en masse from 100,000 to 250,-
00 German Jews is shocking even to a world longc
used to the unusual in reports emanating from
Hitlerdom. Although blood plays the minor roll<
in this action, it proves again the strength of the
blow Fascism has struck at German civilization.I
A suggestion that such a tremendous number ofI
people leave their homeland is enough in itselft
to arouse more than a fe foreigners. But whene
it is specified that no Jew shall leave German
under this plan without having paid a 25 per cent
exile tax on double his total capital, and that every
commodity he takes with him must be German, itI
must serve to illustrate that there is much moret
to this so-called purge than the desire of aI
fanatic to rid a territory of a people distasteful tot
him. It is obvious, in this case, at least, that the
Jew is simply being used as the target for a dis-i
gruntled populace to shoot at, and the real motivei
for this outrageous act is the dire German needI
for foreign credits. Persecution of Jews is again, itt
seems, lascism's horrible way of telling the world(
that it hasn't worked.

count Bearsted, head of the Shell Oil interests, and
Sir Herbert Samuel, former High Commissioner
of Palestine, will sail this month for America to
make arrangements with Jews here.
On its surface this may seem like an objective
effort of a racial fanatic to purge his nation of the
Hebrew race. It may seem that he is trying to
accomplish the uprooting with as little bloodshed
as possible. In essence, Hitler is holding the Ger-
man Jew out on his hand, and with a wink is say-
ing, "Here, I offer him to you, buy him. If you
fail I may do as I please with him. I gave you
the chance." He has nothing to lose. If world
Jewry cannot respond with the ransom, Jews in
Germany will remain the excuses for a failing eco-
nomic system. If the money is forthcoming, the
German Jew is torn from his homeland, Hitler
has retained his anti-semitic face and with the
temporary boost which the increased purchases
will cause, he can advertise himself as the savior
of the country to boot.
In any event, although the entire scheme is dis-
gusting, the chain of events which engendered
it are enlightening. If only by this one act, it is
apparent that there is more than one man's will
and work behind such a grandiose proposal. But
what individual, whether Hitler, Mussolini or
Caesar, could force a nation to endure what Ger-
many is enduring if he were not enabled by an
accommodating economic and governmental sys-
tem? It is totally inconceivable that with the
twitch of a moustache alone, a veritable tide of
human beings should swell up or slide away.
Gambling On
A Small Scale .. .
ICHIGAN has a very clear and defi-
nite anti-gambling law, but never-
theless almost every drug store, small restaurant,
cigar store and many other places have operated
for years what are most commonly known as "pin"
games, into which one puts a nickel for the priv-
ilege of gambling that he can shoot certain balls
into certain holes.
This racket has operated under the guise that
it is a game of skill, but it takes only a few min-
utes' play or observation so see that it is quite
impossible to become so skilled as to win. Every-
one is familiar with the games and we have yet to
meet one who is so naive as to believe that he is
taking anything but a big gamble when he plays.
The fact that one loses only five cents at a time
on these devices has undoubtedly fostered what
tolerance there is of them, yet at the same time
it has lured more and more money into the pockets
of owners and operators of the games, and further-
more has encouraging an increasing play by small
children, whose money should certainly not be put
to this use.
Any action against the operation of "pin" games
will meet with strong opposition. Too much money
is made from this "business" for it to be otherwise.
This Week's
Front Pages .. .
THIS WEEK WILL give you a good
opportunity to measure the worth
of the newspapers you read.
The death of Hauptmann, if it goes through
as planned, will be splashed in gory red across
the front pages of many newspapers, and para-
graphs will be written by some of the country's
best known staff writers giving us "sympathy"
stuff of Hauptmann's courage, his wife's despair,
his insistence upon his own innocence. All this
is being written and used by newspaper editors
on the supposition that the readers want it, that
if they do not give it to them, they will read
papers that do.
All this is without any reference to the ques-
tion of Hauptmann's guilt.
This is your opportunity to correct the favorite
impression of many editors that their paper is
designed for people with the minds of thirteen-year
olds and the tastes of depraved morons. The
means of expressing this emphatically rest within
your power to purchase whatever paper you please,
and your power of writing to express your opinions
to the letter columns.
1,

[1The Conning Tower
THE DIARY OF OUR OWN SAMUEL PEPYS
Saturday, January 4
BETIMES UP, and to the village, and met there
George Wright the artist, and talked with
him about this and that, about how few persons
there were that knew or cared anything at all
about sculpture, and I told that of ten persons
who could tell you the names of many authors,
and many painters, dead and living, there would
be nine who could not name a dozen sculptors,
living and dead, some not knowing our Coleytown
neighbours, Jimmy and Laura Fraser. And that
reminded me that I heard that Jake Fraser also
is a neighbour, Jake being the gentleman who was
an artist for the Cornell Widow, and then drew
some pictures and wrote some verses that had
great-fame, Spotless Town and Sunny Jim, and
whilst I do not recall the verses about Jim Dumjs,
and ending I think "And now they call him
Sunny Jim," I well recall the Spotless Town verses,
especially:
Good for the spotter of Spotless Town
He spotted a spot on the butcher's gown.
'Twould not be meet for justice's sake
To roast the butcher at the stake;
And so behind the bars he'll go.
Bars of what? SAPOLIO.
Save that how the possessive of "justice" was
printed I do not recall, but I know that "jus-
tice's" is wrong. So I called James Kenneth
Fraser by telephone and asked him whether he
were Jake of the Cornell Widow, and he asked
me how I knew and I told him that maybe
thirty-five years ago or so Oscar Monroe Wolff,
of Chicago, told me about him, and Jake said,
"Why, he was my roommate." So all the day
working and reading, and early to bed.
Sunday, January 5
LAY TILL NINE O'CLOCK and so up and
worked till one in the afternoon and so donned
my town suit and to the train, and to the city
and to my office, to correct an error that I had
made accusing the President of not revealing
the source of a wise philosopher whom he
quoted, but it was revealed yesterday that it was
Josiah Royce, and why he did not say so, when
he charges his foes with vagueness I do not
know. Lord! how long ago it was that the late
John Sharp Williams, of Mississippi, quoted a
verse that I had wrote; a parody of Thomas
Bailey Aldrich's poem beginning "I wonder what
day of the week," nor did I ever forgive him for it.
Monday, January 6
BETIMES TO THE OFFICE, and in the after-
noon to City Hall, where many gathered to
consider the rules of the contest for the city song,
and there were many restrictions at first, but it
was agreed that there should be none, save that
words and music should be submitted as a whole.
But I fell a prey to sentimentality as I gazed
from the window and saw the Pulitzer Building,
and the Tribune Building, in which twain I
laboured seventeen years.
Tuesday, January 7
TP, AND TO THE OFFICE, and all day there at
many matters and in the evening to see a
play called "Mid West," and at first I thought
it would be a play broadly tolerant of capitalism,
as represented by a farm owner, and labor, as
represented by his son, parroting phrases, and
nothing else, of Communism. But it floundered,
I thought, into dull verbosity, and the acting
I enjoyed the most was that of Frank Wilcox,
Dodson Mitchell, and Richard Taber. So for
a great beaker of beer or two, and home and to bed.
Wednesday, January 8
LETHARGICALLY UP, and so in the same
spirit to the office, but immersion in work
shook it off, and fell to it with zest; and thought
of a man who was such a liar that he now was
making stories of half cloth. So to dinner, and
in the evening with Brock Pemberton to see "O
Evening Star," some minutes of poignancy and
one minute of comedy, but the rest seemed poor
stuff to me. So home by subway, not being with;
a hatless lady, or for that matter, no lady at all,;
and home to bed.
Thursday, January 9
To MY OFFICE not so early as my custom is,
and so began my work, but A. Folwell gives
me a copy of Puck for May 20, 1907, and I read

every word of it, and looked at all the pictures,
by Pughe and Ehrhart and Gordon Grant and
Gallaway; and come upon "A Rondeau of Sor-
row," and sithen I am a reporter and not a
Woollcott-suspense writer, I say at once that
the author of the rondeau was Sinclair Lewis,
and this is it:
A Rondeau of Sorrow
When you're in love it's such a bore'
To feel that never, nevermore
Will come the piquant pleasant glee
Of thinking on each lass you see,
"Is she the next I shall adore?",
Some girl in a department store,
Some Ph.D of mannish lore -
You mustn't say, "That one for me."
When you're in love!
You have to warn your fancy, "Fore,"
When smiles sonie queen of guimpe and gore,
An heiress, twenty-two of three,
A wit o'er demi-tasse and Brie,
It's fierce! Your Pegasus won't soar
When you're in love!
So Dorothy Dayton come to see me, and I gal-
loped through my stint by five in the afternoon,
owing to foregoing luncheon, and so home, and
was for bed, but my boy Tim ill, so sat with him
for a little, and so to the kitchen and found
some ham and some apple pie, and so out to
the mail box, and home and to bed.
Friday, January 10
UP, MIGHTY well slumbered, forasmuch as
my mind to me a kingdom is, and so had
a kipper and egg for my breakfast, well enough
save that I should like to dawdle fifteen minutes

A Washington
BYSTANDER

I

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Publication in the Bulletin is conssrucaivrynoti.e to allmembers of the
University. Copy received at the omice of the Assistant to thie President
until 3.30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.

By KIRKE SIMPSON
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13. - The no-
tion that constitutional overthrow
of the AAA would bring an almost im-
mediate administration move toward
amendment of the constitution, thus
providing a prime presidential elec-
tion issue, ignores several factors.
Nor does there appear any better
foundation for the counter view that
the hubbub resulting from that deci-
sion will simmer away into nothing
definite.
The chief factor is what President
Roosevelt elects to do about it. Assum-
ing his renomination - as who does
not unless perhaps Governor Tal-
madge of Georgia? - the only dis-
cernible way in which a constitutional
amendment project could become a
1936 presidential campaign issue
would appear to be on his say so. If
Mr. Roosevelt can be renominated, he
can write his own platform.
AT THE TIME of NRA's fall, in
his "horse-and-buggy-days" press
comment, Mr. Roosevelt discerned a
supreme court trend foreshadowing
the AAA verdict and constitutional
exclusion of the federal government
from any control over such other
major human activities as transpor-
tation, construction and mining as
well. He also visualized a national
decision necessity within five or ten
years as to whether the central gov-
ernment or the 48 separate states
were to control national economic
and social conditions.
The AAA decision has continued
the court trend. It apparently has
closed the "general welfare" constitu-
tional door to federal action as tight-
ly as the interstate commerce door
was slammed, in Mr. Roosevelt's
view, by the NRA opinion. Does that
reduce the previous presidential esti-
mate of time within which a consti-
tutional issue would ripen?
HOWEVER desirable he might think
it, any definite presidential pro-
posal to amend the constitution would
be carefully timed. The growth of
popular demand woul' certainly gov-
ern that timing.
Much of the "new deal" is still be-
fore the court. Each measure repre-
sents a popular group that would
resent a court overthrow, potential
added popular support for a real
amendment issue that might develop.
THE SCREEN
AT THE MICHIGAN
"I DREAM TOO MUCH"
An RKO-Radio picture starring Lily
Pons, with Henry Fonda, Eric Blore, and
Osgood Perkins.
If it weren't for the magnifient
voice of Lily Pons this picture would
have nothing, for the story is far
from exceptional and the rest of the
cast, with the exception of Eric
Blore, is mediocre. Hollywood is,
notably averse to including too many
good things in one picture, and in
the case of Miss Pon's debut must;
have decide that her voice would be
sufficient without bothering over a
good vehicle in which to present it.
Henry Fonda is a rather likable fel-
low but he certainly had no place
in this part. In "The Farmer Takes
A Wife" he was good because the
story called for a bashful, gawky
young man, but he is too lacking
in mobility of expression and in voice
qualities for this role. Eric Blore
provides some good comedy and
keeps things moving when they ap-
pear tohhave reached a standstill,
thereby living up to his reputation
as a picture stealer. Jerome Kern's
music is good and Miss Pon's sings
it perfectly, as she does various op-
eratic selections. In fact she does
everything well and should accom-
plish a great deal on the screen if

given the proper chance.
The story is the usual one of the t
obscure singer's rise to fame in a
short time. Jonathan (Fonda) mar-
ries Annette (Miss Pons) while un-
der the influence of too much liquor.
She is a would be composer of an
opera which Annette tries to sell for
him but her own talent is discovered
while his is seen to be lacking. She
gains fame, he tires of being kept by
her, runs away, and is redicsovered.;
Annette has his opera turned into a
musical comedy which is a success
and she retires to have babies while
he continues along the road to fame
that has been denied him for so long.
There are some above average comedy
interludes between Annette and;
Jonathan.
-B. K.
ai

VOL. XLVI No. 75
TUESDAY, JAN. 14, 1936
Notices
Women Students: Any applications
for a change of residence for the
second semester must be made to-Miss
Jeannette Perry, Assistant Dean of
Women, Barbour Gymnasium, before
noon of Monday, Jan. 20, and house-
heads must be notified by that date.
According to contracts, no changes
of residence can be approvedhafter
that date. Juniors and seniors in
the University dormitories may be re-
leased from their contracts to live in
sorority houses.
Graduate Women interested in
studying economics, international re-
lations or journalism: A one thou-
sand dollar scholarship is open
through the Federation of American
Women's Clubs in Europe to some
American woman for study in Eu-
rope in 1936-37. Applicant must be
an American citizen, a graduate of
an Accredited institution, and must
have a thorough knowledge of
French and a working knowledge of
one or more other European lan-
guages. Application must be sent in
before February 1. Further details
may be obtained in the office of the
Graduate School. C. S. Yoakum
Women Students: Any student now
in residence who will not be in col-
lege the second semester, whether
because of graduation or other rea-
son, is requested to notify the director
of her residence as soon as possible.
Jeannette Perry, Assistant Dean
of Women.
Sophomores, College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts:
Sophomores may have their elec-
tions approved in Room 9, University
-..ART +
By ARNOLD S. DANIELS
An exhibit of unusual interest has
been placed on display in the west
gallery of Alumni Hall, where it can
be seen until Jan. 19. It is officially
entitled "An Isochromatic Exhibition
of Oil Paintings," all of which simp-
ly means that it is a group of paint-
ings done on panels all of the same
size, and all utilizing similar paints
and oils.
This unit of paintings is only one
of a number like it being distributed
by the College Art Association, and
the whole thing was begun by the
M. Grumbacher Research Co., which
is testing the brightness and dur-
ability of the paints used.
The whole exibition is excep-
tionally bright, and thoroughly
American in the scenes and people
it represents. One of the most im-
pressive of the group, and one of the
best examples of the bright colors
used, is "Adobe Church, New Mexico,"
by Mary C. Platt. The grey bulk of
the church is placed directly in the
foreground against a brilliant land-
scape and sky. Slightly geometrical
in its conception, the painting is
made to live by the bright colors,
wrhich paint in a fat surface.
For beauty of form and composi-
tion, John Goslin's "Mahem" leads
all the rest. It is composed largely
o ' fluid curves, all leading down a
long avenue into a purple distance.
The colors are greys and greens, in
innumerable shades. The effect of
the weary curves and the sombre
colors is one of hopeless despair.
It is rather surprising to note the!
variety of subjects and range of col-1
ors which the artists have worked
into their congruent panels with
their similar pigments. Among the
modernists, Charles Zeller is out-
standing with his "Steel Construc-
tion Workers." Here again, the col-
ors are brilliant, and there are large
surfaces of single shades. The two

workers are framed against a steel
skeleton, and serve mainly to break
up its geometric perfection.
Of a completely different type is
Good Harbour Beach" by Theresa
Bernstein. It is a sunny scene,
crowded with sketchily done figures
and beach umbrellas, giving the ef-
fect of a water-color. This particu-
lar : cene is an excellent medium for
the new oils, for it is filled with gay
colors, happily blended.
For sheer breathtaking beauty,
John Thomanson's "Sealirig Silos"
has much to recommend it. It rep-
resents a group of farm buildings,
faintly red in the rays of an "off-
stage" setting sun. The shadows are
soft purple, and the sky is bright
blue, with rose-tinted banks of
clouds. The whole effect is one of
pleasant warmth and exceptional
beauty delicately portrayed.
Somewhat on the same style but
with colors bordering on the garrish
is "Old Farm" by Anna Beals. It is
done entirely in shades of brown.
Not very important as art, it is a
tribute to the elasticity of the paints
used. All of the other paintings in
the large collection are interesting,
and since they are all by modern
American artists, certainly deserving

Hall, until January 15, at the follow-
ing hours:
Monday, 1:30-2:30.
Tuesday, 1:30-3:30.
Wednesday, 9:00-11:00.
Thursday, 1:30-3:30.
Friday, 1:30-2:30.
Beginning Jan. 15 Sophomores
must have their elections approved,
in Room 103 Romance Language
Building, in accordance with the
following alphabetical divisions:
Hours 10-12; 2-4 daily.
HIJ, Wednesday, Jan. 15.
KL, Thursday, Jan. 16.
M, Friday, Jan. 17.
NOP, Monday, Jan. 20.
QR, Tuesday, Jan. 21.
S, Wednesday, Jan. 22.
TUV, Thursday, Jan. 23.
WXYZ, Friday, Jan. 24.
AB, Monday, Jan. 27.
C,Tuesday, Jan. 28.
DE, Wednesday, Jan. 29.
FG, Thursday, Jan. 30.
J. H. Hodges
R. C. Hussey,
Sophomore Academic
Counselors.
Choral Union Members - Pass
tickets for the St. Louis Symphony
Orchestra, the Kolisch Quartet, and
the Detroit Symphony Orchestra con-
certs, will be given out to such mem-
bers of the Choral Union as have clear
records, on Tuesday, January 14,
from 9 to 12 and 1 to 4 o'clock. After
4 o'clock no tickets will be given out.
Members who have not already
done so, please return their Messiah
copies and receive copies of Verdi's
"Requiem." Those whose records
are not clear will please return Mes-
siah copies and receive back their
book deposits. Unless this is done
promptly, no deposits will be re-
funded.
Student Loans: The Committee on
Student Loans will meet in Room 2,
University Hall Monday afternoon,
Jan. 20, and Thursday afternoon,
Jan. 23. Students who have already
filed applications in the Office of the
Dean of Students should make an
appointment at once to see thekcom-
mittee on one of these days.
Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore:
Box office open daily from 10:00 on.
Performances Wednesday through
Saturday at 8:30, and a Saturday
matinee at 2:30.
Academic Notices
Mr. Heneman's classes in Political
Science 51 and Political Science 81
will not meet on Tuesday.
Music B124: "Richard Wagner and
the Music Drama" will be given at
9:00 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday in-
stead of at 8:00 a.m., as announced
in the catalogue.
Journalism 104 will be given at the
announced hourthe second semester.
This course was erroneously an-
nounced as an offering of the first
semester.
Principles of Publicity (Journalism
58) will be given the second semester
by Mr. Donal Hamilton Haines in
Room E, Haven Hall, Mondays, Wed-
nesdays, and Fridays at one, as stat-
ed in the 1935-36 announcement of
(Continued on Page 6)
"®MUSIC ::

TIHIE FORUM

By MARY JANE CLARK
THE ST. LOUIS SYMPHONY,
ADVANCE

AN

Letters published in this column should not be
construed as expressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily. Anonymous contributions will be disregarded.
The names of communicants will, however, be regarded
as confidential upon request. Contributors are asked
to be brief, the editors reserving the right to condense
all letters of over 300 words and to accept or reject
fetters upon the criteria of general editorial importance
and interest to the campus.
honor Roll . .
To the Editor:
It ma~y not be generally known that The Nation
(N.Y.) publishes every year an Honor Roll, describ-
ing briefly distinguished services rendered by men
and women during the past year. In the number
of January 1, 1936, mention is made of some twenty
such persons. from which list I select the following
as being of more particular timely interest:
(1) Charles A. Beard, prominent historian, for
his definite and crushing characterization of Wil-
liam Randolph Hearst as one who has "pandered
to depraved tastes and has been an enemy of
everything that is noblest and best in our Amer-
ican tradition."
(2) Arthur C. Lane, professor of geology at
Tufts College, and Earl M. Winslow, head of the
Department of Economics at the same institution,
the first professors in the country to resign their
posts rather than submit to the indignity of the
teachers' oath.
(3) Judge Jeremiah T. Mahoney, for his activ-
ities as president of the Amateur Athletic Union
in leading and furthering the movement, indorsed
by thousands of his fellow-citizens, for non-par-
ticipation by the United States in Hitler's Olympic
Games.
Students wishing to read further on these sub-

Tomorrow nights' concert by the
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, under
the baton of Dr. Vladimir Golsch-
mann, brings the second of the great
Strauss tone poems to Choral Union
patrons. This time it is an earlier
work Death and Transffiguration,
completed seven years before Em
Heldenleben, the work heard in the
last symphony concert.
The work is built upon a free son-
ata form, and possesses a well de-
veloped coda. However, classic as
the form is, the phrases and themes
are not the four-measure, classic
type. They may be only two chords
in length, or but a single note, re-
iterated in a strangesrhythmic pat-
tern, for it is this one note which
sets the stage for the tone play and
continues throughout the work to be
one of the most important themes.
Interpret it to mean anything you
will: the absence and negation of
time, the heart-beat of the individ-
ual in the throes of death, or even
disregard entirely, if you choose, the
poem usually appearing on the pro-
gram, which was not added by Ritter
until later.
Although the themes are many,
two in particular are outstaning;
one, an explosive theme of youth;
the other ,the theme of transfigura-
tion possessing the generosity and
magnitude of a great life living its
most mature philosophy.
Before the flight of the soul in the
climatic section dealing with the
transfiguration, those of us who ling-
er in the darkenedrno an eea w ih

Ten Years Ago
From The Daily Files
Jan. 13, 1926

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faction with 11:30 p.m. closing for
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