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PAGE FOUR

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

MONDAY, DEC. 14, 1930

THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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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
Departmental Boards,
Publication Department: Elsie A.rPierce, Chairman;
James Boozer. Arnold S. Daniels, Joseph Mattes; Tuure
Tenander, Robert Weeks.
Reportorial Department: Fred Warner Neal, Chairman;
Ralph Hurd, William E. Shackleton, Irving S. Silver-
man, William Spaller, Richard G. Hershey.
Editorial Department: Marshall D. Shulman, Chairman;
Robert Cummins, Mary Sage Montague.
Sports Department: George J. Andros, Chairman; Fred
DeLano and Fred Buesser, associates, Raymond Good-
man, Carl Gerstacker, Clayton Hepler, Richard La-
Marta
Women's Department: Jewel Wuerfel, Chairman: Eliza-
beth M. Anderson, Elizabeth Bingham, Helen Douglas,
Margaret Hamilton, 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
Business Assistants: Robert Martin, Ed Macal, Phil Bu-
chen, Tracy Buckwalter, Marshall Sampson, Newton
Ketcham. Robert Lodge, Ralph Shelton, Bill New-
nan, Leonard Seigelman, Richard Knowe, Charles
Coleman, W. Layhe, J. D. Haas, Russ Cole.
Women's Business Assistants: Margaret Ferries, Jane
Steiner, Nancy Cassidy, Stephanie Parfet, Marion
Baxter, L. Adasko, G. Lehman, Betsy Crawford, Betty
Davy, Helen Purdy. Martfria Hankey, Betsy Baxter,
Jean Rheinfrank, Dodie Day, Florence Levy, Florence
Michlinski, Evalyn Tripp.
Departmental Managers
Jack Staple, Accounts Manager; Richard Croushore. Na-
tional Advertising 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: ELSIE A. PIERCE
Humane
Christmas Giving. . .
THOSE WHO WILL BENEFIT this
Christmas and throughout the
coming year from your purchase of this Good-
fellow edition of The Daily will be unable to
offer a direct expression of gratitude to you for
your generosity-but that, we feel, is one 3 the
chief virtues of handling Christmas giving in this
fashion.
The money which is given today will be dis-
tributed so far as possible in such a manner that
the recipients will not have to run the gauntlet
of embarrassment and humiliation before they
are helped. The distribution will be accom-
plished quietly, and without public attention.
The feeling you have as you contribute to an
impersonal fund may not be as warmly gratifying
as that which one experiences when treating a
needy boy to a dinner, a sweater, or a pair of

skates-but the former method is by far the most
charitable of the two methods.
In the course of the Goodfellow Drive we have
found that many student groups, particularly
the larger fraternities, have been besieged one
week after another during the past several
months by various charity drives-The Red
Cross, Galens, Starr Commonwealth, Tubercu-
losis, Community Fund as well as the Goodfel-
lows. Each of these drives are for worth-while
causes, and each of them merits full support.
Unfortunately, the organized students are re-
peatedly approached where unaffiliated students
are not; moreover the drives have come fol-
lowing upon one another and in some cases
concurrently, hurting one another and straining
fraternity or individual treasuries.
We hope during the coming year to be able
to accomplish some sort of a unification'of these
drives; one big drive, reaching more people, may
be more humane from the point of view of the
givers.
Controlled
Inventtions.,.
A N EXAMPLE of humanity in the
application of new inventions is
the method of marketing of the cotton pick-
ing machine of John and Mack Rust.
Marketing of the new machine has been de-
layed by the brothers. according to renorts. nend-

appealed by radio and by press for suggestions
about the launching of this cotton picker.
It has been proposed that a Rust Foundation,
endowed with patents of the cotton picker, would
be set up for the rehabilitation of those replaced
by the machine, or for the management of the
sale of the machines under limited conditions.
As an occasion in which an attempt has been
made to control the effect of new inventions
in advance, this effort is memorable.
THe FORUM
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 more than 300 words and to accept or
reject letters upon the criteria of general editorial
importance and interest to the campus.
Sweeter Bells And Reproof
To the Editor:
Mistakes must happen. Personally I consider
the gift of Mr. Baird fine. wonderful, and a mis-
take. My sentiments do not imply the least
want of appreciation, the slightest restaint to
praise Mr. Baird-or the carillon-and, as a
Michigan man, to be thankful for his noble ac-
tion.
Relatively speaking, the bells would sound
sweeter, if a men's dormitory were also being
bornton the campus. It is no little tragedy, that
the University is obliged to depend on its gen-
erations of students, active or graduated, for
financial support-not only for a fitting me-
morial, but also and still more so for a dormitory
for men. And how bitter the tragedy, when the
University depends and depends, year after year,
for nearly five generations! Where are our cap-
italists! Where is the people, the state!
To speak of the carillon again, I do not pos-
sess the spirit of Messrs. Campbell and Jones.
Indeed, in Friday's Daily, they spoke childishly.
They spoke too soon, they spoke out of turn,
and they spoke ill. Their speeches were un-
called for (so soon even in the Forum), their
words were not only hasty but unfair, and their
comparisons were odious.
-Louis Deutsch.
No Hungry Gridders Next Fall
To the Editor:
From the shadowed windows of my modest re-
treat where (for some years) I have been in re-
tirement from the cares and woes of the work-
aday world yet, not unaware of the turmoil out-
side, I can, betimes, observe groups of univer-
sity students about their divers ways. Since that
day, so long ago, when I received my bach-
elor's degree in '86 it has been a point of pride
with me to keep apace, mentally at least, with
the tide of affairs of my beloved alma mater.
This morning, over a breakfast of kippers, toast,
jam and coffee, I read with conmingled wonder
and confusion that our men of football had been
denied their plea of one meal a day at univer-
sity expense.
I recall, back beyond the years that have
gone-years in which one by one my classmates
have passed to that land from which there
is no returning-I recall the simple, hearty hours
when we played football, rugby then, on the green
athwart the old medical department building
without a coach or mentor, sans let or hindrance,
furore or fanfare. I remember bitter cold days
when we shook pepper into our stockings to keep
our feet warm and how, as the sun slowly set
behind the wooded skyline of old Ann Arbor, we
battled on and on against a foe from Oberlin or
Chicago or Toronto. I recall a dealer in fine
men's and misses shoes who (perhaps with an
eye to business) brought us crullers and great,
steaming cans of fragrant coffee. I remember
one young gentleman, a printer, who invariably
gave us all cigars and cut plug chewing tobacco
after the game had ended and, as well, a business
rival of the shoe dealer whose standing invi-
tation to bowl after bowl of oyster stew each eve-
ning made a training table surplusage and an
unnecessary thing. A jug of Irish whiskey, too,

was the invariable gift of my good friend
who operated our boarding house. Yes, my dear
sir, those were robust days and the bearded
youths who were my companions oil the team
seldom went hungry. We had training tables
the town over.
It is, perhaps, that with the onward march
of time, we have erected too many unnecessary
barriers to maintain our amateur purity? Have
our boys of the cleats and head-helmets become
mere artificial, colorless tools in the hands of
a great staff of money-minded manipulators who
seek but to bend them to their own practical'
mature ends? Have not, therefore, our games
been shorn of their spontaneity and their lilt
and life? A parallel may, perhaps, be drawn be-
tween athletic conferences and associations and
the multifarious bureaus of government, both of
which hem -us in on all sides, set up penalties
and rob us of our freedom individually and the
light to do as (to us) seems right and fitting.
Have we lost, altogether, the spirit of standing
on our two feet, fists raised and defying the world
to deny us the privilege of retaining personal
integrity and freedom of modus operandi?
We did not cast our lot with the League of
Natiors because as free Americans we preferred
to do as we thought right and just without first
consulting foreign powers across the Atlantic
and to avoid being at the beck and call of those
foreign powers in settling their own domestic
disputes. Yet within the confines of our own
borders, we pile bureau upon bureau and con-
lference and association upon one and the

BENEATH ****
##n ### IT ALL
4%% B o nyBoth Williams -
FRESHMEN of a well-known State Street fra-
ternity were instructed to go forth and fetch
a large and becoming Xmas tree to grace the
living room of the establishment.
Friday night the pledge class sojourned for a
time at several of the local beer emporiums and
then set out upon their mission. Saturday morn-
ing the brothers were somewhat taken aback
when they walked downstrairs and found the
hall, living room and dining room transformed
into the forest primeval.
Rough estimates by several of the brothers
placed the total number of trees at from 15 to 20.
Some concern was immediately felt by the more
responsible heads of the house who recalled
$300 fine which was assessed the A.T.O. house
several winters ago for selecting their Christmas
decorations from the Arboretum's stock. How-
ever, upon close observation of the stock at hand,
the brothers found little cause for undue anxiety.
Most of the trees bore tags, and a few delivery
addresses. The Capital Market appeared to
be the big loser.
CHARLIE HOYT, product of the homely west
and Varsity track coach, returned to Ann
Arbor little moved apparently by the events that
had transpired at the winter meeting of the Big
Ten coaches and athletic directors. The thing
that visibly impressed Charlie most was the
fact that Larry Snyder, Ohio State track mentor
took two suits to Chicago for a two-day meeting.
THOSE HAPPY GOODFELLOWS are loose
again. Once more The Daily and its collec-
tive stooges, plus all the honorary societies get
their annual work-out.
Last year Jo McLean and Julie Kane got to the
Publications building at 5:30 a.m. and worked
all day, for probably the most arduous perform-
ance of their lives. It was a never-to-be-forgot-
ten sight to see those two gals whipping around
town in the back of a pick-up and tossing papers
off on various corners.
Old Bill Dixon's desire to talk was even put;
to good advantage that day as he bellowed out
at all comers and then gave his storm troopers
the command to dispatch any unwilling renegade
in his perfect radio voice.
Big Tom Kleene put out the paper just to
make sure everything would go along as sched-
uled and as a result of his argument with Tom
Groehn as to what size type to use on the
banner, the paper was an hour and half late
going to press. The staff didn't sleep at allt
that night, and at 5:30 they were starting dis-
tribution-which sadly reminds me that I am
supposed to pick up a University truck at 5:30
myself, so if you see this you will know -the
clock went off, and if not it won't matter any-
way.

T THE SCREEN

Many Hits Enliven Season
In New York This Year

AT THE MICHIGAN
LOVE ON THE RUN By JAMES DOLL Petrovna has in it, if you enjoy a
It is beginning to look as though talented and soundly-trained actress
the formula for a fast clever picture IAS A MORE detailed guide to the at work, something of the element of
is rich-American-heiress-pursued-by i plays to be seen in New York ( illumination. You hear actors talk
reporter, with whom she falls in love, during the vacation, here ate de- of the lift needed to give their play-
Witness Libeled Lady and Love on fjscriptions of some of the things most ing in comedy the right gay feeling,
the Run in simultaneous production or of the impetus their comic spirit
at M-G-M. seeing. This list is by no means gets from taking their gestures high,
Joan Crawford is the heiress who complete; other important plays will but, although in a general way you
runs out on her London wedding to be mentioned later this week. The can sense what they mean, there does

a Russian prince into the arms of quotations have been taken from thej
news-scooper Clark Gable. They reviews that have -seemed to me most
purloin the plane of a phoney baron, sound.I
find a foreign office map in it, fly .
the channel, and crack up slightly in
a corn field. From this point on the AMLET with John Gielgud, Ju-
spy-baron and baroness, the Ameri- dith Anderson, Lillian Gish, and
can press, and Franchot Tone, IArthur Byron. Mr. Gielgud is hav-
Gable's friend and rival newspaper ing the same success he had in Lon-
pal, are on the fleeing couple's trail.!don in the part and receiving the

There are plenty of trick situations,I
such as the runaway couple's spend-'
ing a night in the palace at Fontain-!
bleau, the baron and baroness gag-
ging and binding them, guns appear-
ing ineffectively, and a New York
newspaper office becoming hysterical.
Some of the lines and scenes in this
picture are hilariously funny, but
after it is all over you wonder if the
picture wasn't made on the run. Not
counting probability, the piece lacks
unity. In concentrating on the hu-
mor of individual scenes, there is an
uneveness of pace.
Franchot Tone is excellent as the
reporter who never quite catches the
boat. Miss Crawford gives her usualI
hard working performance and is
photographed as beautifully as ever.
Clark Gable has developed into a
first rate high comedy performer.
Crawford productions are always
given close technical attention, and
if you are interested in sets and cos-
tuming you will find a great deal of
enjoyment in this picture.
Love on the Run is not the sensa-
tional hilarious picture it was intend-
ed to be, but it has enough entertain-
ment value to make it well worth
seeing. --C.M.T.
AS OTHERS
SEE mwIT
(From The St. Louis Post Dispatch)
Edward A. Alexander in the Panel
Published by the Association of"
Grand Jurors Of New York County.
0NE of the most serious defects in
the American system of govern-
ment by parties is the control exer-
cised by the politicians who hold on
public office over the elected and ap-
pointed officials who actually are
supposed to administer the govern-

same universal praise. Of his per-
formance Mr. John Mason Brown
says, in reviewing it for The New
York Post: "Such a voice, such die-
tion, and such a gift for maintain-
ing the melody of Shakespeare's
verse even while keeping it edged
from speech to speech with dramatic
significance, is a new experience to
those of us who since the twilight
days of Forbes-Robertson have seen
a small army of actors try their
wings, and sometimes our patience,
as Hamlet.
"Mr. Gielgud is young enough to
play the part and old enough in
Shakespearean experience to play it
exceptionally. The verse offers him
no difficulties. He is its master and
gives abundant proof of his mastery.
He is no mere reciter, but an illumin-
ator of what he has to say. He turns
the searchlight of his thinking and
his feeling on sentence after sen-
tence that gains a new force and a
new meaning because of what he
finds in it to reveal . . . . Although
one may quarrel with this or that
feature of his Hamlet, Mr. Gielgud

not seem to be any factual reality
about it as you watch them. When'
you see Marta Abba in Tovarich you
get the point at onct. In this Grand
Duchess, a woman of real pride and
dignity who has lived through a
tragic experience and is now caught
in the web of its comic antithesis, you
can, if your senses are keen, see the
change from Duchess to maid and
back again, not only in the words
that Marta Abba speaks or the tones
in which she speaks them or the ges-
tures with which she accompanies
them, but in the lift that comes from
her heels straight up through her
spine to the tips of her ears in the
gay moments, and the little droop
that alters, not quite imperceptibly,
the line of her shoulders when the
memory of nobler days intrudes up-
on a drab immediacy. It is expert
playing from within outward, and a
joy to watch. Perhaps a varied ex-
perience in representing Pirabdello's
dramatic riddles through action has
given the actress her security .'.
Robert Sherwood, who adapted To-
varish for the English stage, has
done his job well too. So there the
little comedy stands, at the top of
the month's list of the plays that do
well what they undertake to do." It
plays at the Plymouth, W. 45th St.
Matinees are Wednesday and Satur-
day with extra matinees on Christ-
mas and New Year's Day.
'I * *

is unquestionably a rare actor, pos- ANOTHER comedy hit is Gilbert
sessed of the stuffs from which rare Miller's production of William
actors have always been made. He Wycherley's The Country Wife. But
is decidedly worth seeing-and seeing according to most of the reviewers
again and again." it is successful on account of Ruth
The production is now at the Em-
pire Theatre but beginning Dec. 21 it Gordon's "refreshingly comic idea of
will be at the St. James Theatre, a sin-bedizened part" (Brooks Atkin-
44th Street, West of Broadway, where son's phrase) rather than on ac-
it will continue for three weeks. Seats count of the play. Wycherley's R-s-
begin at 83 cents and there will be toraction anecdot does not stay in-
man more of the cheaper seats avail- teresting all evening. Mr. Atkinson,
able at the St. James than at the writing in the New York Times, says:
Empire. "Students who peeked into The
* * * Country Wife in college, when they

JOHNNY JOHNSON is the Group
Theatre's first production of the
season. Reviewers differ about it
Robert Benchley's notice in The New
Yorker seemed most intelligent. Hel
said, in part: "Since Johnny Johnson
is the first imaginative and exciting

group, the Western Conference, but if that be
the case, I ask you with red blood a-coursing
through your body, "What of it?" There will al-
ways be plenty of universities who will desire to
engage with Michigan upon the gridiron should
we go so far as to give three meals a day and
a bouquet of poinsettas for a graduation, present
p each athlete.
My own life is fast fading. I am a futile old
man, alone, now, in the world. I doubt if one
of you realizes I live in your midst. I have
not kith or kin. A year, two years-who knows
(or cares) how many are my lot?
I have determined that, should I be alive next
year, come autumn, that I will use the remainder
of my dwindling funds to establish a dining
room where every Michigan athlete may come
as often as he wishes and eat as much as he likes,
with my compliments.
And I can offer these young men, if they will
pause, something more as well for, though it may
be immodest for me to say so, I believe I can
teach some of them the pleasure of relaxation
before a cheery, open sea-coal fire, a pipe slowly
smoked, a mug of mulled ale, an old Irish setter
to pet and long hours of argument-enlivened dis-
cussion that serves to bring the soul to the sur-
face to mellow and enrich it and grant it tol-
erance, humor, forgiveness and goodwill toward
man. -An Old Man.
Concert Chaitterers
To the Editor:
I think it is a conservative statement to say
that half the concerts I have ever attended have
been partially spoiled by some chronic talker.
The immediate provocation of the following
thoughts was the running fire of sibilants that
the young lady in B7 kept up through the recent
concert of the Boston Symphony. She was silent
through the total length of just one number. In
general the same has been true of the rest of
this year's concerts. Last year it was slightly
worse. An elderly dowager also had uncon-
trollable gasps of ecstasy wrenched from her
soul in the midst of (evidently) moving pas-
sages.
Surely not as many as half of the audience
are disturbed by talking. - Yet I am fairly cer-
tain that half are within hearing distance of
one of these nuisances. On that basis there
must be at least a hundred and fifty talkers
sprinkled over the hall. A remarkable fact is
the uniformity of the distribution. Almost never
is more than one focus of disturbance present
within earshot. Only the most thoughtless talk;
any other potential talkers present are silenced
by this example.
In numbers women seem to be the worse of-
fpnr_ n'nhiahv hecaumse there are more of

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ment. eI entry in a season of old, dead-tired
While the people have the legal waxworks, I think it ought to be
authority to elect the office-holders given a break or two. My God, if we
to administer the government, these don't grab onto something really big
public officials, when elected and when it comes along, even if it does
called upon to exercise their powers have its flaws, the theatre may go
of government, consider themselves right on as it has started this year
to be bound morally, if not legally, by and we shall all have to go back to
the rules of their party, to carry out wearing Prince Alberts . . . Johnny
the wishes of their organization. If 1 Johnson is billed as a "legend," but
the latter is under the control of a' it is a great deal more than that.
group of selfish or corrupt party lead- It is a mad, incoherent night-mare,
ens, the government may not be ad- the first 4nti-war play to use laugh-
ministered in the interests of the ing gas in its attack on the stupidity
people, but on the contrary, for the of mankind, and to my mind the
benefit of those who are in immediate most effective of all the satires in its
control of the party. , class. It follows; in a series of de-
The masses of the people have no lirious episodes, the fortunes of one
voice in nominating candidates for Johnny Johnson, a gravestone-cutter,
public office. As a practical matter, who is the only man in the world who
the candidates are nominated by plays straight and acts on his honest
members of the party committees impulses, with the result that all
who actually select them. The poli- through the war and subsequent
ticians who make up these party "peace" he is considered crazy, a
committees usually take great care victim of "peace monomania."
in selecting candidates for nomina- Throughout the action (and there is
tion who, if elected to office, will do action), runs excellent incidental mu-
their bidding, sic by Kurt Weill, who did the score
These public officials have the legal for The Beggar's Opera. It seems at
authority, when in office, to make first to be slightly out of place and
appointments of large numbers of then, gradually, becomes an integral
employes who are to perform the part of the whole crazy quilt through
work of administering the various de- its very irrelevance. The fact that
partments of the government. This the members of the Group are not
large and lucrative patronage is sup- singers almost adds to the pathos of
posed to belong to the party or the or- the tragic comedy. Real, lusty sing-
ganization which puts them into pow- ers might have given a professional
er. This usually means that it be- touch which would have taken the
longs to the few individuals who are amateurish quality out of the picture
in control of the party machinery of a war-torn world which is essen-
and they dictate such appointments. tially amateur, God help it." Paul
ands ithe ditdt uhrapointments. Green wrote it. It plays at the 44th
This is the method through which a Street Theatre, West of Broadway.
political organiztion nhbtains and '

were supposed to be reading The Way
of the World, knew that the bucolic
simplicity of Mrs. Pinchwife suits Miss
Gordon's style down to the ground.
The gaucherie of the part fits neatly
into the guile of her acting. Miss
Gordon is also an actress who studies
a part with enough industry to give
it an uncommon fullness by the time
it reaches the stage. And so it is
here, for her awkward gestures, her
elaborate confidences turned straight
into the faces of the audiences, her
falling voice, her alarms and studied
raptures are funny and original and
resourceful, and quite the best thing
in Wycherley's old trollope discus-
siot" It is at Henry Miller's
Theatre, 124 W. 43 Street. New
Year's week there willrbe matinees
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
TONIGHT AT EIGHT THIRTY is
the title given to Noel Coward's
three bills of three one-act plays
acted by himself, Gertrude Lawrence
and a group of other English actors.
It is hard to tell from the reviews
which of the three, is best but each
of the evenings seems to be an actor's
rather than a playwright's. To quote
from Mr. Benchley again: "In the
first group, we have no plot at all,
about a hostess who is amiably vague
concerning the identity of her guests
(Hands Across the Sea), a psychia-
trist who finds himself confronted
with an emotional crisis of his own
(Thi Astonished Herat), and two
music-hall comics whose feud with
an orchestra leader results fall (Red
Peppers).In the second group, Mr.
Coward shows us that a romance be-
gun on the dance floor can grow
pretty seedy along about 6 a.m.
when the music has stopped (We
Were Dancing), that a henpecked
husband can turn like a worm and
rend his wife and mother-in-law
when pushed too far (Fumed Oak),
and in Shadow Play, that a memory
which seems headed for the rocks
may be saved by a trip Down Mem-
ory Lane. In Group Three we are
treated to the burglar ex machina
who saves the day by playing straight
man (Ways and Means), a futile
adultery between respectable mar-
ried people, which, like Cyrano, is
cheated even out of its death (Still
Life), and a family group after a
funeral who find that their grief is
easily assuaged by little Madiera and
a peek at the will (Family Album)."
Some of them "through Mr. Cow-
ard's unfailing use of the mere words
for comedy purposes . . . are lifted
high out of the class of anecdotes
and become delicious morsels of
theaire " "The mnre serinu

maintains its power.

* * *

The important thing, therefore, isONE OF THE COMEDY HITS of
to improve our political system sol the season is Tovarich. The plot
that each foundation stone of gov- seems less important than its clever
ernment, which consists of the local treatment and the still more clever
community, selects honest and right- playing of Marta Abba and John
eous men as district leaders. Halliday. Mrs. Edith J. R. Issacs in
No structure of government can be reviewing it for her Theatre Arts
stronger than the foundations on Magazine says: "Tovarich-as by this
which it has been built. The disease time almost everybody knows (since
germ is nurtured in the smallest unit the play was a Paris success for a
of government. If the soil in this long season and a London 'smash hit'
local community is unhealthy, it for as long again)-is the story of a
breeds disease. Russian Grand Duchess and her

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idea that party nominations are of
vitally more importance than elec-
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princely husband who run completely
out of funds in Paris (except for a
detail of four billion francs which
the prince holds in trust for the fallen
Czar), and who enter into domestic

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