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ECONOMIC ASSET:
British Journalist Lauds
Marshall Plan Results

FROM POLITE PRAISE TO PANNING:
'Daily' Reviewers' Criticisms Change With Times

Language Clubs Elect Officers

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The Marshall Plan was the
springboard that sent Britain on
the road to economic equilibrium,
Wilfred T. C. King, English jour-
nalist and financial"expert, said
yesterday.
Giving the first in a series of

two talks, the editor of The Bank-
er, a leading British banking and
financial monthly, termed ECA
the "wisest piece of economic
statesmanship in all history."
KING, WHO will lecture again
today in Rm. 101 Economics Bldg.,
traced the history of British eco-
nomy since World War II.

By CHUCK ELLIOTT
Aristotle started it; some would
say that The Daily finished things
off.
At any rate, the art of critical
reviewing has been bandied about
the pages of The Daily for close
to sixty years, ever since the time
that it consisted mostly of re-
printing the week's program at
the local opera house, slightly em-
bellished with laudatory com-
ments.
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THESE EARLIEST reviews be-
gan to tu'n up in 1891 soon after
the beginning of the "U of M
Daily." One appearing on Oct. 3
of that year describes the coming
attraction in typically hopeful
terms.
On that Saturday evening
"Robert Downing, the well-known
American tragedian; will appear
at the Grand Opera House in his
great masterpiece, 'The Gladia-
tor'." It continues in a similarly
* * *

turgid fashion, ending with the
comment that "it takes a man of
wonderful constitution and phy-
sique to act such a part, and Mr.
Downing is generously endowed
with these virtues."
Although small advertise-
ments for "moving pictures at
the Bijou" began appearing
shortly after the turn of the
century, The Daily seemed
prone to ignore them on the
editorial page. Instead, they
* * *

stuck obstinately to reviewing
coming attractions at the local
legitimate theatres.
On Jan.,6, 1910, we find an un-
named reviewer waxing ecstatic
over a musical entitled "The Soul
Kiss." According to our authority,.
"the story of this piece is inof-
fensive and is more consistent
than is generally the case with
musical comedies."
*.- * *
THINGS WENT ON in this
fashion for ten or twelve years
until, early in the twenties, some-
thing new showed up. There, slid
in between a garish 8" x 10" ad,
vertisement for "Murad, The tur-
kish cigarette," and an equally
garish display announcing that
the Varsity -Tog Shop had just
received a new shipment of rac-
coon coats; appeared an insigni-
ficant column headed "The
Screen."
Under this heading could be
found, for the benefit of those
people who frequented the
things, synopses of each movie
then showing in Ann Arbor. Al-
though these were evidently
meant to be unprejudiced re-
views, the writer could not
avoid a certain note of criticism
as he struggled through the
tangled plot of "The Shadow of
Rosalie Burns," starring Elaine
Hammerstein.
It wasn't until 1931 that The
Daily finally decided to take the
leap, and began telling their
readers whether a movie was
worth seeing or not. This pre-
sumptuous action brought a cer-
tain amount of comment in the
letters column from readers who
disagreed now and then, but on
the whole it was evidently accept-
ed.
If a movie was marked with
four stars that meant a "super-
picture" and so on down to no
stars, which meant "keep away
from it." This critic dared to sign
the review with his initials.
From this time on, movie re-
viewing in The Daily passed from
refinement to refinement. Names
finally appeared at the end of the
reviw. In the late thirties, some
critic decided that there was a
difference between ordinary mo-
vies and what is now termed "ci-
nema." This was duly indicated
by a new heading on the editorial
page whenever the type of movie
warranted it,
Of late, The Daily critical re-
view has acquired a reputation for
causticity. However justified this
reputation may be, it is certain
thatas long as there is something
to criticize, The Daily will have
some word, the last or otherwise,
to say about it.
Unsold IFC Books
Stored for Term

t w s en an g a g e ci
have announced their official
rosters for the current year.
Russian club members selected
the following students to act as
officers: George Serbinoff, presi-
dent, Eugene Mahoney, vice-
president, Larry Thomas, secre-
tary, Jerry Wisniewski, treasurer,
and Ellen Hook, refreshment
chairman.
The French interest group has

elected Michel T. Johnson, presi-
dent. Other Cercle officers are:
Frank F. Reed, vice-president,
Elizabeth M. Ross, secretary, and
Judith Raub, treasurer.
The Russian club meets on
Monday nights in the Interna-
tional .Center. La Cercle Francais
convenes in the League every
other week on alternate Monday
and Tuesday nights.

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-Daly-Shatz and Kozma
CLIPPINGS SHOW DAILY REVIEWING PAST AND PRESENT

Saybury Cotton Seersucker
Quilted Study Coat
So beautifully quilted and finished, this cotton
duster ptudy coat may be worn as a tossover
coverage over cottons now . . . is a dream in

the business administration Books left at the Interfraternity
school, will discuss the school's Council book exchange may not
policy in connection with helping be picked up until next semester,
according to Tony Palermo, '51,
graduates find positions, book exchange manager.
Prof. Charles Jamison, of the Unclaimed books have now been
business administration school, stored in the Administration
will explain the procedures of the Bldg. They will be put on sale
placement office. And Prof. Lila again at the beginning of next
Miller of the accounting depart- semester, Palermo said.
ment, will preview this year's op- Palermo disclosed that he hopes
portunities in the field of public to have the checks for sold books
accounting. in the mail by Saturday.
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Builung, ne saia.

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A five-city series of public de-
bates between Congressional can-
didates John P. Dawson, Demo-
crat, and George Meader, Repub-
lican, is being arranged by the
Ann Arbor Junior Chamber of
Commerce.
George Coons, president of the
local chapter has announced that
his chapter will work with JCC
units in Ypsilanti, Jackson, Ad-
rian, and Monroe to sponsor the
debates as part of the national
JCC "Get-Out-The-Vote" cam-
paign.
Each JCC group will provide the
hall and a moderator for the pro-
posed debates, according to Coons.

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