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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1952

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The Anti-Intellectual Trend

" CEC BN O L . L ON

By CRAWFORD YOUNG
Daily Managing Editor
ANOTHER OUTSTANDING college daily
lost ground last week in the struggle
against administrative censorship, as the
Minnesota Daily was deprived of its right
to endorse political candidates editorially by
the University of Minnesota Board of Stu-
dent Publications.
The situation differs somewhat from
the Michigan campus. The Minnesota
Daily runs unsigned editorials which pur-
port to represent the views of the pa-
per. The Michigan Daily editorials are
all signed by individuals, and, of course,
represent the views of the writer only.
The Minnesota ruling grew out of a
squabble over the recent political campaign.
T h e publications b o a r d, incidentally
staunchly Republican in political orienta-
tion, got wind of a possible Stevenson en-
dorsement by the Minnesota Daily. On Oc-
tober 27, the board forbade the paper to
take a stand on the presidential election.
But on October 28, the editors, quite pro-
perly incensed over what they felt to be an
in asion of their editorial prerogative, car-
ried out their original plan to come out for
Stevenson. Although it was disguised as a
biographical. sketch of "An Outstanding
Candidate" in effect, as both the board and
the editors were well aware, it was an en-
dorsement.
Under pressure, the Minnesota paper
printed on October 29 a rebuttal from the
small minority (one out of nine) of staff
members who supported the victorious
General.
Then on November 6, the publications
board sealed the encroachment on the Min-
nesota Daily's freedom by resolving that
henceforth, the paper could take no stand
on political candidates or parties unless ap-
proved in advance by the board.
We do not agree with the Minnesota
custom of maintaining an editorial policy
by the paper. When the Michigan Daily
senior editors backed Stevenson's candi-
dacy, the editorial did not represent the
viewpoint of the entire paper, but only
the six individuals involved.
However, operating under the procedures
they employ, the Minnesota editors must be
given the privilege of making their own
judgments on which editorial position to as-
sume if the paper is to be a free institu-
tion. And the prior censorship of a publi-
cations board cannot be interpreted as any-
thing but a serious infringement on the
freedom of the paper.
Under the dual impact of the present
wave of hysteria and 100 percent Ameri-
canism and pressing financial problems,
the college press faces enormous difficul-
ties today In maintaining its basic free-
dom and integrity. Above all else we at
The Daily value the tradition of indepen-
dence we have always enjoyed; it is our
most priceless advantage.
It is with a peculiar distress we observe
the contemporary pattern of censorship else-
where; it is with pride we can point to an
administration which has refused to sub-
scribe to a policy of expediency and sacri-
fice of the basic ideals of an educational
community. %
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Bankhead, Tallulah-TALLULAH. New
York, Harper, 1952.
Bradna, Fred and Spence, Hartzell -
THE BIG TOP. New York, Simon and
Schuster, 1952.
Baynes, Dorothy J.-THE YOUTHFULI
QUEEN VICTORIA. New York, Putnam,
1952.
Flores, Maria - THE WOMAN WITH
THE WHIP: EVA PERON. New York,
Doubleday, 1952.
Hall, James Norman - MY ISLAND
HOME. Boston, Little, Brown, 1952.
Oursler, Will and Smith, Laurence D.-
NARCOTICS: AMERICA'S PERIL. New
York, Doubleday, 1952.
Saroyan, William-THE BICYCLE RID-
ER IN BEVERLY HILLS. New York,
Charles Scribner, 1952.
Steinbeck, John, EAST OF EDEN, New

York, The Viking Press, 1952.
Turner, E. S., ROADS TO RUIN, London,
Michael Joseph Ltd., 1950.
Wymer, Norman, SPORT IN ENGLAND,
London, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.,
1949.

ONE OF THE surest symptoms of the fas-
cist disease is active anti-intellectualism;
among the first things the Nazis did in 1933
was to discredit and then smash prominent
German eggheads. Since the Eisenhower
campaign and election various elements have
been bleating about a new treason of the
clerks: with an overwhelming majority at
their backs the anti-intellectual rabble (and
this includes Time Magazine) have been ver-
bally hanging the intellectuals, the profes-
sors, the eggheads from lampposts.
Time complained (November 10) that
the eggheads along with "scores of intel-
lectuals, journalists, Hollywoodians and
other opinion makers," deserted the Eis-
enhower crusade. This represents, ac-
cording to Time, an "unhealthy gap be-
tween the intellectuals and the people.
And since Eisenhower won, the intellec-
tuals'obviously must be unhealthy.
Time Magazine (run, by the eggheaded
boys in the Brooks Brothers' suits) and its
less sophisticated sister, Life, have been do-
ing their best to widen the "unhealthy gap
between intellectuals and the people." They
have vilified and insulted the intellectual:
none have used more joyfully that term
which so happily unites description and
ridicule-egghead.
They are helping to create a fetid at-
mosphere of opinion in which it will be

easy for McCarthy, Jenner, Potter, and Nix-
on to start cracking open eggheads. Un-
fortunately the shell-like heads of the edi-
tors of Time will be cracked in the process.
The boys who reach for their guns when
they hear the word culture won't be able to
tell a Time editor from a college graduate.
Individuals, taking their cue from Time,
have been writing editorials and letters in
The Daily attacking the eggheads. This
is part of the emerging movement to dis-
credit the intellectual, and will eventually,
if not checked, destroy the universities.
We here at the University are all eggheads,
either by vocation or association.
If we, through fear or inner corruption,
deny the values of intelligence and clamor
for the hides of the intellectuals, we shall
only succeedin ruining ourselves. If we have
any instinct of self-preservation we have no
business scenting the fashionable trend and
crowding the fire-hydrant of anti-intellec-
tualism.
-Harvey Gross
Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writer only.
This must be noted in all reprints.
NIGHT EDITOR: HARRY LUNN

M urray & The CIO

THE SUDDEN DEATH of Philip Murray,
president of the CIO, came as a shock
not only to the millions of workers he head-
ed but also to those on the opposite side
of the fence. The wiry little labor leader
had come to be regarded as much of a labor
institution as the eight-hour day.
Although some regarded Murray as a
virtual dictator leading the nation down
the road to socialism, none could deny
that in his more than fifty years as a
labor leader, he always was sincere in his
efforts to help the working man.
Beginning his career in the coal pits of
Pennsylvania, Murray led his first strike at
a youthful age. When he was fired for get-
ting into a fight with a weighmaster, six
hundred men followed him out of the mines
-only toreturn humiliated four weeks la-
ter on the brink of starvation. This was
indeed a far cry from the uncompromising
personality who could later cripple a na-
tion's industry with a single word.
The workers he led demonstrated their
faith in him in the last steel strike with-
out pay. He was able to unite the steel-
workers by reassuring them in his fierce
Scittish manner that though it would be
a long hard struggle they would win. Their
trust was not misplaced and they did win.
With the passing of Phil Murray, a new

era of labor leadership may come to" the
scene of labor-management relations. The
younger men coming up on the labor scene
harbor none of the galling memories of per-
secution which their forerunners suffered
for belonging td a labor union. Although the
new labor leaders will be no less relentless
in their fight for benefits, they will perhaps
be less bitter and more willing to seek com-
promise.
The death of Murray may also pave the
way for the merging of the CIO and the
AFL, especially since AFL president Wil-
liam Green may resign this winter. Both
Murray and Green had actively encourage
ed the breach between the two organiza-
tions. Now, with both absent from the
labor scene, the chances of a merger seem
probable. Although there are many ob-
stacles to such a merger, primarily relat-
ing to organizational structure, tl"Qse could
conceivably be surmounted, 1 4 .it will
mean complete re-organization of both
unions.
The combination of the CIO and the AFL
would bring a much more powerful labor in-
fluence onto the political and economiq
scene. Whether this would be better or
worse for the nation would depend on how
this new labor force would be channeled.
-Helene Simon

SL Elections.. .
To the Editor:
THE STUDENT Legislature all-I
campus elections will be held
next Tuesday and Wednesday, No-
vember 18 and 19.
Your vote in this election is'
important to the SL. It is a re-
flection of student interest in the
services offered by the Legislature,
and a talking point when your
opinions as students are presented
to the Administration.
More than that, your vote is im-
portant to you. Members of the
Legislature are elected from the
campus at large. So you as an in-
dividual are represented to the de-
gree that the people elected re-
flect your views. It is therefore
important that you vote for those
candidates who agree with your
opinion on issues. A winning smile
and an assuring manner are not
enough in a candidate who will
be your representative on the SL.
Know the candidates by their
stand on basic issues, by their
comprehension of the role and
scope of the Student Legislature
and by their willingness to work.
The means are available to dis-
cover this information. The Daily
prints a statement from each can-
didate, expressing his opinions.
The candidates visit houses either
individually or at an open house.
You have the opportunity then to
question them. Furthermore, the
"Know Your Candidates" booklet
will be distributed Saturday so
that you can vote according to
what a candidate stands for. The
rest is up to you.
When you know the candidates,
vote for the one who reflects your
opinions in the election next Tues-
day and Wednesday. All it takes
is an I-D card.
-Janet Netzer
SL Election Committee
SL's Soul .. .
To the Editor:
]JURING campaigning the cam-
pus hears much about the in-
efficiency and, incompetence of
Student Legislature.
Certainly SL has many prob-
lems, but no more than any organ-
ization which works for change. It
is because SL forever reviews cam-
pus problems, because SL has
open, democratic, fully publi-
cized discussions that it may seem
to be faced with insoluble prob-
lems.
SL is always honest in allowing
its bad side to be shown as well
as its good points. This sometimes
gives the campus a poor impres-
sion of an organization which is
sincerely working for the best in-
terests of the campus, as seen by
your elected representatives.
-Leah Marks
* * *.
This I Believe...
To the Editor:
IN THE November 6th Daily, Mr.
Victor Bloom questioned four

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statements from an October 30th
letter of mine.
If my letter had been presented
in its entirety, I would let it speak
for itself. In the Editor's conden-
sation, continuity of thought was
disturbed.
Let us take Mr. Bloom's objec-
tions on by one:
(1) Following this statement
my paragraph closed thus:
"Civil laws are the application
of divine law promulgated in the
commandments and of the nat-
ural law which is inherent in the
individual." The system, of moral
laws which Mr. Bloom speaks of,
all frown, for example, upon mur-
der and/or theft, which were out-
lawed already by the law of God
and the unwritten law in man.
(2) The paragraphing was not
mine and it was not intended to be
an argument, but a statement of
fact. My following sentence was:
"Cicero in his oration on old age
'De Senectute' states his reasons
for believing the soul to be immor-
tal and his views are not the tra-
ditional Christian ones nor are
they religious." Cicero was hardly
ignorant and superstitious.
(3) If the Allied soldiers in Ko-
rea believed that death brought
oblivion with no reward for devo-
tion and sacrifice, they would have
to be moved to blind hatred and
fanaticism just as the enemy is
moved.
(4) There is a country today re-
cruiting party members through-
out the world, whose basic tenet
is that there is no God, and hence,
no after-life. In that system where
this philosophy is carried to its

logical conclusions, men and wom-
en fare worse than cattle. Few of
us would care to live in that coun-
try or under that system. Concepts
of God and immortality impart a
higher moral tone to any civiliza-
tion.
I would that Mr. Bloom could
have read my entire letter as de-
livered to the Editor. My only in-
tention is to stimulate thought and
discussion, because it is here at
the University, when youthful
minds are plastic, that ideas
crystallize and form part of one's
philosophy of life.
-Marc Laframboise
- * * *
This I Believe.. .
To the Editor:
SOME statements made by Mr.
Marc Laframboise in a letter
to the editor on October 30 are
commented on by Mr. Victor
Bloom in another letter of No-
vember 6. Mr. Bloom quoted Mr.
Laframboise, who was attempting
to prove the immortality of the
soul, as follows: "As for the im-
mortality of the soul, this is a
view held not only by Christians
in the main but also by peoples of
eras prior to the birth of Christ,"
whereupon Mr. Bloom states that
"this is no argument for the im-
mortality of the soul." I quite
agree with Mr. Bloom. Simply be-
cause one believes in something,
it does not necessarily follow that
what he believes in exists.
But Mr. Bloom comments again,
this time on a question raised by
Mr. Laframboise, namely, "Are we
to assume that the most virtuous

saint and the most vicious rep-
robate both fall into the same
blissful oblivion after departure?"
and Mr. Bloom's reply is, "Though
it may be unfair to the saint, the
answer is yes. Death has long been
considered the hand under which
all are equal." Now should you not,
Mr. Bloom, apply the same rea-
soning to your own statement that
you applied to that of Mr. Lafram-
boise? Just because death has long
been considered the hand under
which all are equal does not prove
that death is this hand, does it?
Your proof for equality in death
is, by your own reasoning, no more
valid than Mr. Laframboise' proof
for the immortality of the soul.
I say, let us state our beliefs
freely but refrain from trying to
prove them when we haven't got
a dead man to back us up. We're
liable to fall into the error typified
above.
-Philip Hunt
* *I *
Good Sport ...
To the Editor:
THROUGHOUT the election it
seemed to me that most people
who voted Republican did so be-
cause they didn't quite understand
what they were doing. Now I am
sure of it. For, since the election,
Republicans have continually de-
nounced the disappointment and
anxiety of Stevenson supporters
as "unsportsmanlike."
It seems necessary to point out
to these Republicans that the na-
tional event that has just occurred
is slightly more important than a
football game and that there is,
in some respects, more at stake
than the Rose Bowl.
What do they mean by "sports-
manlike" anyway? For some, Ste-
venson represented their deepest
convictions and most sincere be-
liefs. One does not change these
like underwear-even in the in-
terests of "sportsmanship." Do
they mean that we are to look with
confidence upon a Congress head-
ed by such men as McCarthy,
Bricker and Jenner? Do they
mean that we are to develop an
implicit belief in the mystical
power of Eisenhower to end the
war in Korea? There are, after all,
some limits to the charm of his
smile.
The next four years may con-
tain the test of man's civilization.
Many of us believe improperly
equipped men are at the helm to
lead us through these four years.
Nevertheless, we will try to live
as best we can because there is
nothing else sensible people can
do. But, you Republicans, stop
telling us to be "good sports." This
campaign was more than a game.
-Joan Bryan
* * *
Chap Named Adlai..*.
To the Editor:
THERE IS a chap named Adlai
Who ran, at first not gladlai,
But then he tried quite madlai
And got beaten very badlai.
Now prof backers ponder sadla.
-W. A. Paton
'The M1enace' ...
To the Editor:
HALBY contends, and I agree,
that each should be free to ex-
press his point of view. On this, at
least, we are in joint opposition to
his grisly idol. My point of view is
as follows: Halby, because of his
point of view, is a greater men-
ace to democracy than any Red.
All kidding aside, Mr. Halby.
I might add that in deference to,
your feelings, the chaste editors
of The Daily also deleted the more
forceful phrases of my recent let-
ter.
-Jack Danielson

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MATTER OF FACT:
Ike Already Taking Reins
Of Govt.; Cabinet Uncertain

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By STEWART ALSOP
THE PRESSURE ON EISENHOWER
WASHINGTON - President-elect Dwight
D. Eisenhower's plans for a worry-free
and badly needed vacation have been shat-
tered, for a reason easily visible to the naked
eye here in Washington. To an extent which
has to be seen to be believed, the 'govern-
ment of the United States, which has been
in a coma throughout the campaign months,
has now been seized with total paralysis.
No one in the government has any real
authority to make any decisions whatso-
ever. Meanwhile, decisions of immense
importance, which have been filed and
forgotten pending the outcome of the elec-
tion, urgently need to be made. Thus
there is very heavy pressure on the presi-
dent-elect to assume responsibility before
he assumes office.
It is to Eisenhower's great credit that he
has responded to this situation as he has.
Instead of simply letting the Truman Ad-
ministration flounder along somehow (as
Franklin D. Roosevelt let the Hoover Ad-
ministration flounder) he has quickly agreed

to a sort of tandem arrangement for re-
storing the government's authority. Eisen-
hower representatives in the State and De-
fense Departments will fly dual-control, as
it were, with the Truman-appointed offi-
cials, during the interim period before Eis-
enhower takes office.
Neither Eisenhower himself nor the re-
presentatives to the State and Defense De-
partments whom he names, of course, can
take full responsibility for decisions, until
Eisenhower is in fact President of the United
States. Yet this tandem arrangement will
at least restore some sense of direction to
the government. The representatives named
by Eisenhower will not necessarily be his
final choice for chiefs of the key depart-.
ments, but Eisenhower is expected to make
known his final choice soon, almost cer-
tainly before he goes to Korea. In short,
circumstances are causing the President-
elect, very soon after the election, to begin
to choose the key men who will deeply ef-
fect the future course of his administration.
But, as to who these men will be, all
they can offer is certain rather negative
clues. On the basis of the personal rela-
tions between the two men, for example,
certain astute Eisenhower advisers do not
believe that New York's Governor Thomas
E. Dewey is necessarily a front runner for
one of the key posts. Moreover, for what
it is worth, other Eisenhower intimates
believe that the relationship between Eis-
enhower and John Foster Dulles is not as
close as would normally be expected be-
tween a President and his Secretary of
State. Eisenhower is also quoted as re-
marking that he did not want a "Wall
Street man" in the Treasury, and that he
would like to see a businessman in the
Defense Department, which may offer
some indication of his intentions.
But trying to guess the President-elect's
intentions at -this point is a pretty fruitless
business. What is really important is that
Eisenhower, after his tremendous personal
triumph at the polls, is potentially very
much in the driver's seat where foreign and
defense policy are concerned. He has a
great opportunity to form a decisive, co-
herent policy, free of the sterile wrangling
with Congress which has characterized the

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lege, will speak on "Astrometric
ries."

Bina-

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CINEMA

Seminar in Applied Mathematics.
Thurs., Nov. 13, 4 p.m., 247 West En-
gineering Building. Prof. R. V. Church-.
ill will speak on "Lengendre Trans-
forms." Refreshments will be served
at 3:30 in 274 West Engineering.
Sociology Colloquium. Dr. David F.
Aberle will speak on "Social Structure
and Mental Disease: the Puzzle of La-
tah," Wed. afternoon, 4:10 p.m., East
Conference Room, Rackham Building.
Everyone welcome.
CM 363 Seminar. Mr. R. G. Deissler,
of the National Advistory Committee
for Aeronautics, will speak on Wed.,
Nov. 12, at 4 p.m., in 1072 East Engi-
neering Building, on Athe subject of
"Heat 'Transfer in Turbulent Flow to a
Fluid with Temperature Dependent
Properties." All interested persons are
invited to attend.
Engineering Mechanics Seminar. On
Wed., Nov. 12, Mr. J. L. Edman will
speak on "General Solution to Simul-
taneous Nonlinear Differential Equa-
tions" at 3:45 p.m. in 101 West Engi-
neering Building.
Geometry Seminar. Mr. W. Al-Dhahir
will talk on "Proj ectivities as Grass-
mann'sExtensives," Wed., Nov. 12, 4:15
p.m., 3001 Angell Hall.
Course 401, the Interdisciplinary Sem-
inar on the Application of Mathematics
to the Social Sciences will meet on
Thurs., Nov. 13, at 4 p.m. in 3409 Mason
Hall. Mr. Keith Smith of the Psychol-
ogy Department will speak on "Use of
Markov Processes in Learning Models."
Physical Chemistry Seminar. Dr. W.
H. Pearison, "Discussion of Fiuoro-
chemicals," Wed., Nov. 12, 4 p.m., 2308
Chemistry Building.
Concerts
The Danish National Orchestra, of
Copenhagen, will be presented by the
University Musical Society, on its first
American tour, Thurs. evening, Nov. 13,
at 8:30, in Hill Auditorium, in the
Choral Union Series. Erik Tuxen, its
conductor, will present the following

at East University. Dean Sarah L.
Healy will be the speaker. Refresh-
ments will be served. All students are
welcome.
Faculty Luncheon with Dr. Vera Mi-
cheles Dean, Eidtor and Director of
the Foreign Policy Association.
Congregational Disciples Guild.
Breakfast group will discuss the tech-
niques of meditation, 7 to 8 a.m., Guild
House. All invited. Mid-week Medita-
tion, Douglas Chapel, 5:05-5:30. Sup-
per Discussion on The Mature Mind,
5:45-7:15. Discussion begins at 6:30.
Pershing Rifles. All actives and
pledges report for regular drill at 1925
hrs. at the Rifle Range. Bring gym
shoes,
A.C.S. Lecture. Dr. W. H. Pearlson
will speak on "Fluorochemicals," Wed.,
Nov. 12, 8 p.m., 1300 Chemistry Build-
ing. There will be a dinner for the
speaker at the Union at 6 p.m.
Modern Poetry Club. Meeting at 8
p.m., Michigan League. The poetryrof
W. H. Auden will be discussed. Prof.
Donald R. Pearce will be the guest
speaker. Poems to be discussed will be
taken from Oscar William's Anthology.
Meeting is open to the public.
Hillel Social Committee. An import-
ant meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m., in
the new biilding, Room will be posted.
It is imperative that you be there.
La Sociedad Hispanica will hold a
meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Rumpus
Room of the League. There will be en-
tertainment, dancing, and the taking
of the 'Ensian picture. All members
invited to attend.
The Hillel Music Committee will have

Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. In the League. Slides
of France will be shown, and plans
will be made for the 50th Anniversary
Banquet to be held on Dec. 4. Michi-
ganensian pictures will be taken.
Union Bridge Night will be held on
the Second Floor Terrace in the Union
at 7:30. For tournament competition,
rubber bridge, and refreshments, ev-
eryone is cordially invited.
Coming Events
Student Affiliate, American Chemical
Society. Meeting Thurs., Nov. 13, at
7:15, in 1300 Chemistry Building. Prof.
Willard will speak and show movies
about Indians of the Southwest. There
will be a short -meeting to make ar-
rangements for the coming Convention.
La P'tite Causette will meet tomor-
row from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the North
Cafeteria of the Michigan Union.
Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity
will hold a pledge meeting in the
Union at 7 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 13. All
pledges will please attend.
Kappa Phi. Important business meet-
ing for all active members (not pledges)
Thursday at 5:10. It is imperative that
all actives be present.
Society for Peaceful Alternatives.
Meeting on Thurs., 7:30, Michigan
Union. The Ford Foundation movie
"World Affairs Are Your Affairs" will be
shown and there will be a discussion
following it.
U. of M. Sailing Club will hold its
meeting Thurs., Nov. 13, in 311 W; En-
gineering at 7:30. Shore School. Elimi-
nations for the Chicago regatta will be

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:30 Sun. evening, Nov. 23, will be pre-+U. of M. Aviation Club. Regular meet-
sented at 4:15 that afternoon in Lydia ing at 7 p.m., in 1500 East Engineering
Mendelssohn Theater. The program of Building.
music for piano and viola will be open
to the general public. Wesley Foundation. Morning Matin
Wed., Nov. 12, 7:30-7:50. Do-Drop-In
Events Toddy Tea, 4:00-4:30.
Int Ce t Student Legislature. Meeting this
rinternat onal Cent Socrie ustomsi evening in the Strauss House dining
the American Home" will be the sub- room in East Quadrangle. ulty, stu-
ject of this week's International Se- dents, and guests are welcme.
ries program, tonight at 7:30, at the C
Madelon Pound House. 1024 Hill Street Le Cercle Francais will meet Wed.,

At the OrpIheum ...
ENCORE, with Kay Walsh and assorted
Maughamian characters.
THIS LITTLE Somerset Maugham trilogy,
filmed last year. seems to be for the
most part well done. The three stories are
not unusual, bit sensible acting and direc-
tion make them at least worth seeing.
The first episode, from "The Ant and
the Grasshopper," tells the old tale of
brothers, one a lazy spendthrift and the
other a hard-working businessman. After
continued borrowing and swindling, the
ne'er-do-well manages to marry the "third
richest woman in the world," subjecting
his plodding brother to no end of chagrin.

soon have silence. Finally, desperately try-
ing to restore peace on board, they force
the ship's French steward to provide her
with romance; the quiet that follows is al-
most too much for them. However, when
they have arrived back in England she con-
fides to the captain that she appreciated his
little gesture, and really found it rather
amusing.
Miss Walsh makes the role both humorous
and pathetic, and with her flighty, spinster-
ish mannerisms raises her portrayal to the
high point of the picture.
Unfortunately the last story, "Gigolo
and Gigolette," is the most disappointing
of the three. It concerns a high-diver and
her husband and their family troubles. It
tends to be maudlin and sentimental, and

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