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Page Four


Monday,.'February 9. 1953


People who read Photography Annual are not the only
ones who have noticed The Daily's seeming lack of initiative
in reporting news of a sexual nature. In the calm, uninhibited
atmosphere of a J-Hop Extra we would like to apologize for
what is only an apparent neglect.
May we first assure our readers that this situation
is not due to any lack of interest on our part.
No. The Daily's sex failure is not our fault;, our
code of ethics is against sin.
If you want your sex covered, just call The Daily. We
probably won't print your story, but we would be delighted
to send a representative who will listen avidly to you talk
about it; might even swap a few.
-The Senior Bedgoers


Old German

HURRAH FOR our deans, and
what a grand school this is.
Right before the rigor mortis of
Vfinal exams set in, our Dean of
Women came through with a
timely word of encouragement-
students should get away from
Ann Arbor between finals and reg-
istration. Her memorable words
were "Go home, students, go
This was not an easy thing for
the Dean to say. She probably
had forebodings that the Ann
Arbor Restaurant Association
would sue the University for a
cool million following her state-
ment. But like all the adminis-
trative hierarchy, she feels that
balanced students, not a bal-
anced budget, make this Univer-
sity what it is.
Although we would be inclined
to interpolate "What is it?" this
does not take away from the fact
that there's no place like home.
We're glad our Dean sees- this.
We're also glad she is unbiased
enough to do her best to make this
campus a "home away from home"
We think, however, that a fol-
low-up statement is in order from
the Dean. She might do well to
point out that, after all, it's var-
iety that's the spice of life, and
too much of this home business is
just as bad as too much of any-
thing, We think she should issue
an urgent plea, "Come back, stu-
dents, come back."
--The Cliche Expert
"THE PRICE of vigilance is eter-
nal fatigue. I have never re-
flected on a truer thing in my
life. In fact this concept is so
damned profound I think I shall
write a book or run for president
or something." This was the train
of thought that ran through our
great candidate's brain as he con-
sidered DESTINY and his duty
to it. No other candidate can
make that statement-now.
--from "How We Got Ashley L.
Stuyvestant to Stick His Neck
Out and Run For The Job"
by Cpl. Jack Avery

At the Mermaid .. .
Tex Randolph, Setla Regal, and
Garson Fitch (Released in Eng-
land under the title "Mac-
FOR SOME obscure and un-
fathomable reason this pic-
ture does not produce quite the
effect which director Manfred By-
ron aimed at. The title is wholly
misleading; expecting something
of a fine western epic we are given
instead an incongruous mixture of
early English history and fiat mur-
der-story suspense.
The original stage .play, which
dates from the early 17th cen-
tury and has never been a top
box-office success, seemed to have
been designed solely to show that
crimes committed for the sake of
dynastic ambition are doomed to
failure, a much-used and no long-
er even exciting plot. In the screen
version Tex Randolph, whose act-
ing abilities have seldom been
questions, attempts to play a dou-
ble role as the two sons of a mur-
dered Scotch king. These two, or
rather this one, are, or is, named
Duncan and Phyphe. They have
little backbone, and for the most
part sulk around the background;
consequently Randolph has little
opportunity to project himself in
either character.
The chief character, a young
nobleman whose greed over-
comes his intellect to his own
undoing, is played by a relative
newcomer to the American films,
Garson Fitch. Fitch is perhaps
not quite the most appropriate
man for the role. He is unable
to do much more than growl
convincingly, and proves less
than the most satisfying actor
in the picture. Setla Regal, a
Norwegian import and the dis-
covery of producer Giuseppe-

Manrico di Bartolomeo, fills out
the character of Fitch's wife with
the voluptuousness and vigor
that only her countrymen are
capable of. However the acting
of this young woman, admirable
though it is, cannot hide the ob-
vious flaws in character delinea-
tion which might well be traced
back to the original playwright.
This flaw, which is more than
probably the result of' the mor-
ality code in the movie industry,
appears again,at the conclusion of
the picture. In order to show that
Fitch's crime must be punished
the scriptwriter was required to in-
vent false-sounding prophecies,
and then fulfill them with a
naivete which should have disap-
peared from pictures many years
ago. All in all, the newsreel cap-
tures top honors for the evening.
-Crosley Bowther
WE PROUDLY stand before our
maker and preach the phil-
osophy of relaxation!
We call upon our followers to
relax in their daily tasks. When
the pressure of political, social,
economic, metaphysical, and aes-
thetic conditions grows too great,
we say, with a sure voice, fire in
our eyes and love in our bosom,
we say my friends-RELAX. Take
off your shoes and relax. Take a
nip at the bottle and relax. Take
five, take ten, take twenty, but
remember, take it easy.
Sit back and relax. Stand up
and relax. Lay down and relax.
But above all relax. Did you hear
what I said. Relax! Reeelax!
Relaxrelaxrelaxrelax. GOD DAM-
--from "How To Face Life With
A Smile On Your Face And
Happiness In Your Heart, And
Lead In Your Pants."
by Dr. Norm Vincent Sheen

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