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Pitg Fo___ THE MICHIGAN DAILY_______

SATURDAY, OCT. 10, 19,36

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

1936 Member 1937
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Board of Editors
MANAGING EDITOR .................ELSIE A. PIERCE
ASSOCIATE EDITOR,...........FRED WARNER NEAL
ASSOCIATE EDITOR .......MARSHALL D. SHULMAN
George Andros Jewel Wuerfel Richard Hershey
Ralph W. Hurd Robert Cummins Clinton B. Conger
Departmental Boards
Publication Department: Elsie A. Pierce, Chairman;
James Boozer, Arnold S. Daniels, Joseph Mattes, Tuure
Tenander, Robert Weeks.
Reportorial Department: Fred Warner Neal, Chairman;
Ralph Hurd, William E. Shackleton, William Spaller.
Editorial Department: Marshall D. Shulman, Chairman;
Robert Cummins, William J. Lichtenwanger, Willard
F. Martinson, Chester M. Thalman, James V. Doll,
Mary Sage Montague.
Wire Editors: Clinton B. Conger, Richard G. Hershey,
associates; I. S. Silverman.
Sports Department: George J. Andros, Chairman; Fred
DeLano and Fred Buesser, associates, Raymond Good-
man, Carl Gerstacker, Clayton Hepler, Richard La-
Mara.
Women's Department: Jewel Wuerfel, Chairman: Eliza-
beth DM. Anderson, Elizabeth Bingham, Helen Douglas,
Margaret Heunilton, Barbara J. Lovell, Katherine
Moore, Betty Strckroot, Theresa Swab.
Business Department
BUSINESS MANAGER ..................JOHN R. PARK
ASSOCIATE BUSINESS MANAGER . WILLIAM BARNDT
WOMEN'S BUSINESS MANAGER .......JEAN KEINATH
Departmental Managers
Jack Staple, Accounts Manager; Richard Croushore, Na-
tional Adyertising and Circulation Manager; Don J.
Wilsher, Contracts Manager; Ernest A. Jones, Local
Advertising Manager; Norman Steinberg, Service
Manager; Herbert Falender, Publications and Class-
-ified Advertising Manager.
NIGHT EDITOR: WILLIAM SPALLER
The Role
Of Britain . . .
HE SURPRISE in the decision of
the Soviet Union to furnish as-
sistance to the Spanish government unless fas-
cist aid to the rebels ceases is that it did not come
sooner. A broad mass of evidence, from many
sources, has made it plain that Italy and Ger-
many, have been aiding the rebels since the be-
ginning of the war, in violation of accepted
standards of internstional law, and, more im-
portant, in violation of the non-interventioni
agreement entered into with other European
powers.
Great Britain and France, as well as Russia,
have faced the necessity of choosing ultimately
one of two courses: (1) to sit back and risk the
possibility of the establishment of a fascist gov-
ernment in Spain, which would have obligations
to both Hitler and Mussolini, or (2) to combat
Italian and German assistance to the rebels,
either by enforcing a non-intervention agree-
ment or by themselves lifting the blockade
against Spain's legally elected government. Rus-
sia has chosen the latter course. Upon what
Great Britain and France choose to do will de-
pend, to a larger extent than may seem apparent,
the immediate course of European history and
the prospects of peace.
It is becoming more and more agreed among
European observers that the primary aim of
Germany's present foreign policy is to win the
allegiance or the beneficient neutrality of Great
Britain. She has not yet succeeded in doing
that, in large part because of her very stupid
plunders (Hitler's Nuremberg tirade, for ex-
ample). Yet it is plain that Great Britain will
be the last of Europe's non-fascist 'powers to
call a halt to the intervention of Hitler and Mus-
solini in Spain.
We doubt that Germany will secure the open
assistance of England in the near future, but the
possibility that England will assume a do-noth-
ing attitude toward the future aggressions of not
only Germany, but also Germany's fascist and
military friends, seems dangerously near. Japan
has taken Manchuria and is pressing southward.

Italy has a free hand in Ethiopia, the Versailles
and Locarno treaties have been tossed overboard.
Each of these acts has brought war nearer,
simply because they have strengthened the hand
of those to whom war is palatable. And fascist
success in Spain will have the same effect.
It is time to call a halt. We do not believe
that Germany, Italy and Japan dare risk a war,
it Britain stands solidly with France and Russia
against it. Continued vacillation of the Baldwin
governmest can only indicate that peace and de-
mocracy its second choices; imperialist war its
first.
Mr. Reed's
Bogey Man. .

Reed, probably inadvertently, revealed the Re-
publican attitude toward labor-"leave it to the
employers."
Two present-day conditions make Mr. Reed's
theory utterly misleading. The first is that
our wage laws, in spirit and usually in practice,
have been not preventive or coercive to the
labor element, but to the employers. They are
protective to the labor element, and to have
such an about-face in the spirit of these laws
as Mr. Reed suggests possible is obviously not
the intent of President Roosevelt. If such an
about-face were to be consummated, it would
be by the hand of the Republican party, the Na-
tional Manufacturers' Association's choice.
The second condition is that as long as we
keep our present economic system there will
never be need for our potential labor capacity, let
alone the need for forcing men to work. With
ten million still unemployed in this country the
chances of being coerced into work are dim in-
deed, and if we realize that our unemployment
problem is as chronic as England's, the chances
of being coerced to work are even more negligible.
If these reminders are not enough to invalidate
Mr. Reed's theory, we offer one more which is
realistic and grim, and well realized by most
Republican bigwigs. With American labor or-
ganizing faster and more efficiently than at any
time in its history, it promises life and limb for
any group sponsoring the program against which
Mr. Reed warns labor.
As Others See it
C _
Now You See It .. .
(From the New Mexico Lobo)
r[HE MATTER of returning prosperity seems
beyond question. It is no longer possible
to argue that the condition of the country is
not improved. Evidence is all too real. Doubt
can be dispelled by simply picking up a copy of
the newspaper and reading of advances in the
market, of the increased profits of manufac-
turers, and of growing comierce.
Such figures are so numerous that they need
not be summarized here. A few will serve to
illustrate the point: The American Iron and
Steel Institute reported September 11 that ag-
gregate net earnings of 104 companies in the
iron and steel industry for the first half of 1936
were $55,240,000 compared with $23,873,000 for
the same period last year. This is an increased
earnings of 32 millions, or about 2.4 times more
income than for the same six months of 1935.
The current issue of the magazine, "Railway
Age," reports that the net operating income of
American railroads during July, 1936, is 130 per
cent higher.
This last year General Motors showed a net
profit of 224 million dollars. That is the net
profit, mind you, after taxes, reserve funds, etc.,
had been, taken care of.
Harry Hopkins, in his recent visit here, de-
clared that the national income had risen from
40 billion dollars until now it is 60 billion dollars
-an increase of 50 per cent. If this increase
continues at the present rate, as he feels it will,
then the national income will be doubled.
Such figures as these should convice anyone
of returning prosperity, unless, possibly, it be
the fact that it is necessary to' go to the news
papers to be convinced.
The national income is up 50 per cent and
will soon be doubled. But is your income up 50
per cent, and how many people do you know who
are making half as much again? And how soon
can you count on your income being doubled,
in proportion to the income of the rest of the
United States? And if it's not I, and it's not
you that are making more money, then who is
it that is able to boost the income of the country
with such splendid, and satisfying figures?
The revenues of iron and steel went up 2.4
times, but did the iron and steel workers get
a proportionate boost in salary? Railroads got
13 per cent more income last month, but was a
proportionately higher amount paid out in
wages?
General Motors made $224,000,000 clear pro-
fits, yet an average wage of $1,200 dollars a year
is paid by this company. And just to show you

what you can do with figures, General Motors
could have given a $1,000 a year raise to its
100,000 lowest paid employees and still have
made a profit of $124,000,000.
It is true that money wages for the average
man are also up. Estimates vary from 5 to 20
per cent, eepending on the source of the statis-
tics. It is also true that costs are up. General
prices are 20 per cent higher and food stuffs are
40 per cent higher. Thus real wages-the
amount of goods that can be bought-are just
about the same or a little lower.
Yes, it's prosperity. But as the way of the
Journal says, it seems that somehow or other
most of us haven't been able to keep up with
the procession.
A Smith In The Campaign
(From the Minnesota Daily)
THE OTHER EVENING, Al Smith speaking
from New York decried the New Deal; de-
clared that it was not Democratic and that the
leaders of the present Administration were not
Democrats; pointed out that he, Al, was still the
same old Al of Sidewalks of New York fame,
a simple salaried man; and finally declared for
the election of Alf Landon. It was not the Al
Smith of 1920, '24 or '28, the Happy Warrior,
speaking.
Al Smith Wednesday spoke the words of a
disappointed, disgruntled old man. Rather than
addressing himself to the issues of the campaign,
he spoke of his past successes and his personal
disappointments as old men will. In a speech
last January he showed to some effect that the
New Deal had wandered far from the democratic

BENEATH ****
-By Bonth Willams-''
FOUR TO FIVE either way are the odds on
today's game with Indiana, but I'm betting
on Johnny Smithers. Every time Michigan
makes a gain this afternoon it will be because
Johnny cuts down an end or a half. That's no
news to anybody, but what does cut ice is that
every time Smithers blocks out a man, or for
that matter makes a tackle, he's going to have
to 'take' it and 'take' it plenty.
Smithers right arm has been so sore since the
State game that he couldn't raise it above his
shoulder until yesterday, and any kind of a
bump is exceedingly painful. So listen you
grandstand cynics, you smart boys who know
just the way it should be done, you want to
remember there's a guy down there who's giving
everything he's got for Michigan. He's willing
to crack that bad arm as hard as he can, not
once, but all afternoon today so that you can say
Michigan's got a fair ball club. That is guts,
that is the Michigan spirit, and if there are any
Campus flits who feel like making clever quips
during the game today, I'd strongly advise
against it. There are a lot of Michigan men who
like Johnny Smithers, and a lot who will stick
to the team through hell and brimstones, and
... they won't like you.
A* * *
NOCK, KNOCK will take the place of the
Music Goes Round and Round as the novelty
feature of the Varsity band's performance be-
tween the halves of the game. Ernie Jones, band
manager, will do the interpreting through the
P.A. system, and for the benefit of the people on
the wrong side of the Stadium, and for those
not quick of wit.
The new arrangement of "Varsity" ,s really
something, according to maestro Jones, and the
band has worked up a formation for the anni-
versary celebration of the song that includes
everything but "Sugar Blues." And say, after
days of research I finally found out who it was
who carries the drum. Boy, there's a man with
something. Ed Macal is the strapping gentle-
man who lugs the drum on his stout shoulders,
and for your enlightenment, he asked for the job.
And while we're on' the subject of the band,
take a good look at Bob Fox strut his stuff today,
He's a real drum major.
DEAR MR. WILLIAMS:
I am in receipt of your contribution in
the Friday Daily and am contributing this
hastily dashed off letter in order to promote
the regeneration in "Beneath It All" of an
old tradition which was ably carried out be-
fore our time by "Toasted Rolls." Pane-
gyrics are, I believe, in order.
My contribution for today; minor matter
though a major author: To show what the
faculty is capable of, I present this incident
in good faith, believing but not vouching
that it be true.
A certain professor of our own English de-
partment, (one of the few who have not as
yet migrated eastward), entered the office of
the department one miserable An Arbor
morning. After doubtless suffering untold
pains, he propounded the following knock,
knock: Knock, Knock, who's there-Attica
and Utica-(groans and jeers). "Well, At-
tica aind Utica who" responded one of his
helpless colleagues-"A-ttica u & Uticka
me." I give you this for what it is worth.
J.L.
Frankly, old man, it isn't worth much as hu-

TH EATRE
AnnArbor Sason
By JAMES V. DOLL
THE SEASON starts a litl late
here this year but at the moment
looks unusually promising. Play Pro-
duction will begin with Button, But-
tcn, a new mystery-melodrama by
Prof. John L. Brumm. It will be di-
rected by Frederic O. Crandall, who
will be associated with Play Produc-
tion this season, and be played on
November 13 for the 18th annual
convention of the University Press
Club of Michigan. There is a possi-
bility of a second performance for
the general public on the 14th. A
number of other dates for Play Pro-
duction offerings have been arranged
for at the Mendelssohn but the plays
have not been decided yet.
N OCTOBER 15th Bey Meets Girl
-the third touring shovi to stop
here in the last three years--will play
a one-night stand at the Michigan.
The others were The Green Pastures
and Thre Men O'n a Horse. This is a
contrast to the time ten or twelve
years ago when some show or other
played at the Whitney almost every
week. Boy Meets Girl is a farce-satire
in which, as in Personal Appearance
and Once In A Lifetime, the comedy
is directed against Hollywood and its
quaint customs.
CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER, the
most hardy trouper of the "one-
aoman shows" will do a program of
her Moder'n Monologues at Hill Audi-
torium on October 29th. Although
she plays with few properties and no
scenery, she manages to give the ef-
fect of a complete theatre. She does
not announce her program in ad-
vance but chooses it from her repel-
tory as she goes -along so that it will
suit the particular audience she is
playing to-the way Chaliapin used
to do on the concert stage.
THE MENDELLSSOHN will have a
program by Carlos de Vega, Ynes
and Mariluiz, Spanish dancers, on
October 30 and 31. They have not
appeared in the Mid-West before but
have given programs in New York
where they were much liked by John
Martin, dance critic of The New York
Times, and George Jean Nathan.
SINCLAIR LEWIS'hIttCan't Happen
Here was thought to be too rad-
ical by a moving picture company
which abandoned its production after
paying something like $100,000 for it.
Dramatizedby Lewis and J. C. Mof-
fitt, it will be produced by the WPA,
Federal Theatre Project. It opens
October 27th with 15 productions in
as many cities. The Detroit project
plans to play it for three weeks atc
the Lafayette and then tour it
through Michigan. They have not
secured a theatre in Ann Arbor yet
but will almost certainly play it here
for a matinee and night after the
Detroit run.
The Art Cinema League, which is k
now showing Cloistered at the Men-
delssohn, also plans to present thec
historical series of films collected by
the Museum of Modern Art in New
York. This Survey of the Film in
America comprises five full-length
programs including reels as early as1
1893, the Queen Elizabeth with Sarahc
Bernhardt, some of the first Mary
Pickford comedies, and others down
to talking pictures of 1927 to 1930.
The Museum has felt that these early
pictures should be preserved and
shown to the public even though it
meant the expensive process of re-
photographing and slightly enlarging.
each of the separate images that
make up a motion picture -print.
Since commercial exploitation of the
series is forbidden only members of
the Art Cinema League can be ad-
mitttd when it is shown here. Mem-
bership cards will be on sale and may
be purchased by anyone who wishes
to see the series.
Joris Ivens who is a pioneer in tN
production of a new sort of non-fic-

tional picture which he calls "docu-
mentary social films" will lecture and
show four of his pictures-which are
from one to three reels long-on Oc-
tober 23 and 24. The four are New
Earth which shows the filling in of
the Zuyder Zee; Borinage, a Van
Gogh-like study of a Belgian mining
town; Industrial Symphony, episodes
showing different workers in relation
to their work; and Songs of Heroes,
dealing with youth in Soviet Russia.
Mr. Ivens will give a running com-
mentary on his pictures as they are
shown.
The Children's Theatre, a League
activity under the supervision of Play
Production, will be directed this year
by Sarah Pierce who has not only,
acted in a great many Play Produc-
tion shows but directed Ladies-in-
Waiting last year. Her first play
will be The Little Princess by Frances
Hodgson Burnett. It plays the after-
noons of November 6 and 7 at the
Mendelssohn.
Extension Division
Starts Sport Class
The first classes in the Ann Arbor
sports program of the Extension
Division of the University of Mich-.
igan for the first semester will be
held at 6:30 p.m., today in the
Intramural Sports, Building.
Classes in swimming, badminton,
and tennis for men and women will
hbein after formr m stdnnts and nem_-

SATURDAY, OCT. 10, 1936
VOL. XLVII No. 12
Notices
To the Members of the University
Council: The first meeting of the
University Council, for the year 1936-
1937, will be held Monday, Oct. 12,
at 4:15 p.m., in Room 1009 Angell
Hall.
Louis A. Hopkins, Secretary.
Students, College of Engineering:
Sophomore, junior, and senior stu-
dents who are working for degrees
in any of the -following departments
are requested to report at the Sec-
retary's office, 263 West Engineering
Building, unless they have done so
this semester:
Five-year programs combined with
Industry;
Combinations of any two pro-
grams;
Mathematics, or combinations of
mathematical and technical pro-
grams;
Physics, or combinations;
Astronomy, or combinations;
Engineering-Law program;
Engineering-Business Administra-
tion program;
Engineering-Forestry program;
Metallurgical Engineering pro-
gram.
A. H. Lovell, Secretary.
Students, College of Literature,
Science and the Arts: No course may
be elected for credit after the end of
the third week. Saturday, Oct. 17,
is therefore the last date on which
new elections may be approved. The
willingness of an individual instruct-
or to admit a student later would
not affect the operation of this rule.
Graduate Students in English who
desire to become members of the
English Journal Club should inform
J. L. Davis, Secretary, by leaving a
note at the English office before
Thursda, Oct. 15.
University Women Students: The
Union Pool will be open to women
for recreational swimming at the
following hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1-3
p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9-11 a.m.
A swimming instructor will be in
charge and will give instruction to
any students wishing assistance.
The Extension Division wishes to
announce its Ann Arbor Sports Pro-
gram for the first semester, 1936-37.
There will be classes in swimming,
badminton, and tennis for men and,
women. The first meeting of the
classes will be held on Saturday eve-
ning, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the In-
tramural Sports Building. All form-
er students and others who are in-
terested in enrolling should be
present at this time. Fees will be
collected and- the work will start.
The tuition is $6 for the entire
semester of 16 weeks.
Direct inquiries to the Extension
Division, University of 'Michigan,-
Room 107 Haven Hall.
Rhodes Scholarships: Candidates
for the Rhodes Scholarships should
procure an application blank at the
History Department Office, 119 Ha-
ven Hall, and See Professor Cross at
his office hours, 118 Haven Hall, be-
fore Oct. 17.
Social Chairmen of fraternities and
sororities are reminded that all party
requests, accompanied by letters of
acceptance from two sets of chaper-
ons and a letter of approval from
the Financial Adviser must be sub-
mitted to the Office of the Dean of
Women or the office of the Dean of
Students on the Monday preceding
the date set for the party.
J. A. Bursley, Dean of Students.

Academic Notices
Phillips Scholarships in Latin and
Greeki The examinations for these
scholarships will be held Tuesday,
Oct. 20, at 4 p.m. in 2014 Angell Hall.
Candidates, who must be freshmen
registered at present in at least one
Latin or Greek course in the Uni-
versity, will be examined on four
units of Latin or two units of Greek.
Students who wish to participate in
the examinations should register be-
fore Oct. 19 with Dr. Copley, 2026
Angell Hall, or Professor Blake, 2024
Angell Hall.
Psychology 31 make-up final ex-
amination will be given on Thurs-
day, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. in Room
3126 Natural Science Bldg.
History Make-Up Examinations:
The make-up examinations in all
history courses will be given Satur-
day morning, 9-12, Oct. 17, in Room
C. Haven. Students taking a make-
up must see their instructor before
Oct. 15.
Lecture

Exhibition
Annual Ann Arbor Artists' Exhibi-
tion: Open to public Thursday, Oct.
15 to Wednesday, Oct. 28, Alumni
Memorial Hall, 2-5 daily. Work
may be submitted in Room B, 9-12,
today.
Events Of Today
Student Christian Association, S.
C. A. Membership Dance at Lane
Hall this evening, 9 to 12.
All Chinese Students and Friends
of China: The Double Ten Banquet
for the celebration of the 25th an-
niversary of the establishment of the
Republic of China will be held at the
Grand Rapids Room of the Michigan
League at 7 p.m. tonight. Professor
Nelson and Dr. Wu Yi-Fang, presi-
dent of Gingling College will speak,
to be followed by a short program of
Chinese music. Tickets obtainable at
the Counselors office, Room 9, Uni-
versity Hall.
Coming Events
The Mathematics Club will meet
Tuesday evening, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m.
in Room 3201 Angell Hall. President
Menge is to present a paper on Con-
tingency Reserves for Insurance.
Election of officers for the coming
year will precede the paper.
Varsity Glee Club and Reseres:
Important full rehearsal, Sunday, 4
p.m. All old and new men must be
present without fail.
Graduate Education Club: The
Graduate Education Club will hold
its initial meeting of the 1936-37
academic year in the . University
Elementary School Library, Monday,
Oct. 12, 4 p.m. Mr. Webster will show
motion pictures of the recent edu-
cational tour of Europe sponsored by
the University, and Prof. Elmer D.
Mitchell will informally discuss sev-
eral of the tour's highlights. All
graduate students taking work in
Education are eligible and cordially
invited to attend.
Graduate Outing Club: Trip to
Peach Mountain, Sunday afternoon,
Oct. 11. Group leaves Lane Hall at
2:30, returning earlytin the evening.
All graduate students cordially in-
vited.
Sigma Rho Tau will hold a smoker
for engineering freshmen at 7:30
p.m. in the Michigan Union, Tues-
day, Oct. 13.
The Chinese Students will hold a
special meeting to meet Dr. Hu Shih
who will speak informally. Tuesday,
Oct. 13, 8 p.m. in the Michigan
Union.
Stalker Hall, 9:45 a.m. Student class
and discussion group led by Prof.
George Carrothers.
6 p.m. Wesleyan Guild meeting. Dr.
C. W. Brashares will speak on "Psy-
chology and Scripture." Fellowship
hour and supper following the meet-
ing.
First Methodist Church: Morning
worship at 10:45 a.m. Dr. E. E.
Diffendorfer of New York will speak
on "A Modern 'Garden of Eden'."
Students are cordially welcomed at
this service.
Congregational Church: 10:45 a.m.
Service of worship with sermon by
Mr. Heaps. Third in the series on
"Building Christian Personality." 6
p.m., Students Fellowship supper and
program. Mr. Heaps will give an
illustrated lecture on "The Tale of
Two Cities" using slides from the
motion picture.
Harris Hall, Sunday, Oct. 11:
There will be the regular student
meeting at Harris Hall at 7 p.m. The
Rev. Henry Lewis will be the speaker.
All students and their friends are

cordially invited.
Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church:
8 a.m., Holy Communion.
9:30 a.m., Church School.
11 a.m, Kindergarten.
11 a.m. Morning prayer and sermon
by the Rev. Frederick W. Leech.
First Baptist Church, Sunday:
10:45 a.m., Mr. Sayles, minister of
the church, will speak on "The Ideal
Life: Its Characteristics," second in
a series on the Sermon on the Mount.
12 noon: The Roger Williams class
will meet at Guild House, 503 E.
Huron. Mr. Chapman, minister for
students, will lead a discussion on
"The Christian Though of God." 12
to 12:40 p.m.
6 p.m. The guild meets for evening
program and fellowship hour. Mr.
Chapman will give a talk on "The
Social Organism for the Christian
Religion." Refreshments follow.
Unitarian Church, Sunday:
11 a.m., Rev. H. P. Marley will
speak on "Catholicism, Fascism and
the People." At 7:30, the Liberal
Students' Union will hear an ad-
dress by Prof. Clark Trow on "Psy-
chological Theory in Education."

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of the
University. Copy received at the office of the Assistant to the President
until 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.

mo', per se, but it does show that
men can say things like that.

even faculty

THE SCREEN

AT THE LYDIA MENDELSSOHN
"CLOISTERED"

THEATRE

"THE PLOW THAT BROKE THE PLAINS"
Cloistered is the most amazingly informative
picture that I have ever witnessed. It is in no
sense a motion picture production-it is merely
a recording of life in all of its mechanical details
in a cloistered convent. Whatever one's religious
ideas might be, he could not help respecting this
picture and its sincerity. But the picture can-
not be enjoyed from the standpoint of enter-
tainment.
Best Films Company, Pathe Cinema of France
was permitted to take its cameras and crew into
a convent into which man had never before been
allowed to enter. These technicians were per-
mitted to photograph and record the sound, in
some instances, of the nost sacred rituals of the
religious community. For sheer authenticity,
this is possibly the most worthwhile picture that
has ever been filmed. It is hardly believable that
the Roman Catholic Church would authorize
such a publication of its cloistered rites. But
the picture is proof, and its message is justifica-
tion of the presentation.
The piling of details in the picture seem drawn
out and become tedious-the picture soon be-
comes timesome. The informative element of
the picture is its primary recommendation.
The Plow That Broke the Plains is artistically
photographed. After that has been said, it would
be kinder to stop. But the reaction of the audi-
ence should be noted. The laughter at moments
of the deepest seriousness in the production is a
sure indication of the feature's worth.
-C.M.T.
up his mind on the presidential campaign, Mr.
Smith's words can have little effect. They do
not go into imnortant nestions: they miss the

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