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c1#ri *u a r
ublished every morning except Monday dur-
the University Summer Session by the
ird in Control of Stixdent Publications..
he Associated Press is exclusively en-
d to the use for republication of all -news
aches credited to it or not otherwise
dited in this paper and the. local news
lished herein.
;ntered at the Ann Arbor, Michigan, post-
e as second class matter.
aibscription by carrier, $i.5o; by mail, $175.,
)ffices: Press Building, Maynard Street,
i Arbor, Michigan.
Telephone 4925
torial Directors........George E. Simons
Martin Mol
y Editor.... . . . .Lawrence R. Klein
ture Editor........ ..Eleanor Scribner
sic and Drama Editor.......Stratton Buck
>ks Editors..... .....Kenneth G. Patrick
Kathryn Sayer
egraph Editor. . .....Daryl W. Irwin
Night Editors
x Bochnowski Martin Mol
George E. Simons

that he will seriously consider many
of the contentions of the speaker in
regard to party principle's which in
reality are not based on a very solid
foundation. Much of the glamour of
the thing is removed inv the transition
from voice to print, and without the
glamour much of the direct effect isj
Since the country has assumed its
present proportions, it has been the
exeception rather than the rule that
the great majority of the voters havel
been reached by the direct appeal of
the political campaigners. Many of
the larger cities and towns have been
the scene of word-battles between
campaign orators of national note,
but the small towns and the rural dis-
tricts have been left largely to form
their last-minute opinions from print-
ed matter or the hoarse declamation's
of a familiar auction er who aspires
to local office.
Now,, however, there has come a
change, made possible by the wide
use of the radio, whereby the orators
of the most prominent politicians in
the country raeach millions of people
who listen in at home.
It was indeed a strategic move on
the part of the Democratis to hold
their most important sessions in the
evening while so many people were
in a position to listen to the proceed-
ings. Undoubtedly, many views on
political -troa etaoin shrdlu ETAOIN
politic's have been changed during the
broadcasts of the conventions and the
radio will play a great part in reach-
ing "millions of people during the.
strenuous campaigns which will take
pliace during the next few months. It
has become. the greatest factor in af-,
fording an onn ortunit, fnr dir an

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Howard F. Shout
Robert O'Brien
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'ertising...............Lawrence Walkley
ounts........... .Whitney Manning
:ulation........ .Bessie V. Egeland
nuel Lukens Hanna Wallen
nette Dale Lillian Korvinskey
.ght Editor-A. A. BOCHNOWSKI
f the rousing speech of Jim Reedl

b . .... ., ,. . .. Lu uus n ppurn y or ar ect ap-
eading for unity in the Democratic) peal to the voters.
arty, given after the nomination of'
>vernor Smith, is indicative of the
l An, interview with George Russell,
rocity with which the Democrats distinguished writer who is a recent
11 prosecute the coming campaign, visitor to American shores, is printed
e country can look for four months ! in a recent issue of the Saturday Re-
fireworks. view of Literature, and in it Mr. Rus-
Overwhelmingly defeated in his sell strikes a chord which should not
eat fight to win the coveted nomina- fall on deaf ears,. After commenting
in, Reed magnimously stood before on the kindness of American! people
crowd of tired delegates at one and expressing his discovery of a de-
'lock in the morning and pledged velopment of a fundamental national
s fullest support to the chosen can- ( character of Americans, he says that
date. And in a plea, that brought re- I to him it seems that the fundamental
ated outbursts of applause he beg- mood underlying this development is
d his party to enter the battle' a that of "planetary consciousness."
>sely united body, fighting until the To have an English visitor put words
at ballot is counted in November. jto his thoughts in this impartial man-
To a radio listener there was a ner and discovering so noble .a charac-
cided contrast betweeni the Republi- teristic of our national life is indeed
,n and Democratic conventions. encouraging. It is too often the case
ough highly enthusiastic over their that local prde and natonal selffish-
ndidates, Herbert Hoover and ness' of nations leave little room for
arles Curtis, the Republicans seem- the development of an international or
to evince a smug complacency over worldly consciousness such as Mr.
e coming struggle. In a carefully Russell refers to. Only when nations
rded platform they pinned their cast off this selffishness and permit
th to a high tariff and "prosperity." their efforts to gravitate toward world-
only the prohibition plank did they ly benefit i'nstead of sheer national
cte a definite stand. S profit .will a closer approach to a,
But at Houston there seemed to be world-wide Utopia be realized.
lifferent atmosphere. There was no It Is fortunate that that aspect of


Music And Drama
A word as to the principles that
will govern this department during the
summer might not at this time be
out of place. There has been much
discussion as to the policy and the
value of this column in the past. It
has been claimed, and claimed with
justice, that reviewers on a college
paper cannot set themselves up as in-
fallible authorities on the merits of
musical and dramatic productions.
The same thing may be said of all
criticism. The opinion of no review-
er no matter how celebrated he be
.may even be taken as irrevocable and
final. All that criticism can hope to
be is the expression of the individual
taste of the reviewer. That he be in-
telligent about the matter he is dis-
cussing is essential. That he have
some standard of comparison upon
which to base his judgments is equal-
ly essential. But when all is said and
done, the final and most important
item in any critical work is the indi-
vidual taste of the person who writes
it. It is this taste that must in most
cases decide whether the review be
favorable or unfavorable.
What this department will endeavor
to do, during the summer then, is to
give intelligent discussion of the dra-
matic and musical productions given
in Ann Arbor, and to keep in touch,
in a lesser way with the' theater in
Detroit. The reviewers whose writ-
ings will appear in this column will
be guided each. one by their individual
and personal tastes. We do not set
ourselves up as authorities. We shall
make no effort to appear erudite and
learned. There will be no sophomoric
straining after unusual and lengthy
words that have made so many cam-
pus reviews utterly ridiculous. We
shall not try to pick faults. Each
reviewer will have his own personal
standard, and when the production,
do not come up to that standard he
will say so, but we shall try to get
along without any Menkenese carping,
and make an honest effort at all times
to sympathize with what the perform-
er is endeavoring to do.
The Music and Drama department
this summer then, does not pretend
to speak with divine authority. Its
purpose is rather to afford its read-
ers discussion and comment on the
dranatic efforts that will grace the
campus, and as all dramatic discus-
sion must necessarily be guided, this
discussion too, will be guided by the
individual taste of the man who signs
the review. It is trite to say that
tastes differ. But it is only because
a hey do so differ that are and the
critici~sm of are afford the pleasures
and interests they do. How dull and
boring it would be if our standards
of beauty and perfection were all reg-
ular ad unvaried.
A Review by George E. Simons
Since the play, "A Man With Red
Hair" is' now being presented at the
Adelphi ?theater in Chicago, there need
be littles said about the quality of
acting that appears therein. Let it
suffice to say that the work of the
lead was splendid, and the supporting
parts were in general very well in-
The play itself was poorly adapted
from the novel by Hugh Walpole and

missed several; points which would
have made for a better piece. It was
done as a play, seemingly for the
satisfaction of the American theater-
going public w hiih it not satisfied un-
less every little complication is clear-
ed. up before t lhe final curtain is rung
down. One ve ry interesting character,
a young Engli Ashman, meets his death
Just before tb ie close of the play for
no other purr lose than to solve a tri-
angular affair .jwhich should have been
a mere side issue in the play. The
actual centeie of the piece was the
desire and lfartial fulfillment of the
desire of a 'nan whose only excite-
nent is deriVed from inflicting bodily
pain on others . There was a certain
lorror about th te part which furneshed










>mplacency, but a vitrolic and over-
ne indictment of the Republican ad-
itistration. There was an impression
a tiger, for eight years denied his
istcmary raw meat. lashing and
arling, on the point of springing
to a fight to the death. There was
intinuous and hearty enthusiasm for
e party and its platform. And it
this seeming difference in 'attitudes!
at leads one to believe there is a bat-
e coming.
Whether the farmers will forget the1
et Mr. Smith and rally round the'
mviously helpful farm aid plank inJ
a Democratic platform; whether the
y South will stand behind the strong
ohibition plank and forget the!
oist tendencies of the man; whetheri
e. great mas's of American peoplel
11 forget the alleged corruption
tong Republican leaders in the past;
ght years and remember only the l
arling qualities of Herbert Hoover;!
d whether the religious issue will1
'relegated to the scrap heap in a
matic love feast are all conundrums!
ich will be solved in due time-
tnow. i

American life which has influenced
Mr. Russell to arrive at his discovery
became familiar to him before some
other aspect, which might not have
resulted in such a favorable reaction,
was brought to his attention. All of
this, however, although quite compli-
mentary, must, at the same time, be
loked upon as- a challenge. The ques-
tion before each of us is: Are we as
individuals making our contribution
toward the furtiher development of
that fine characteristic of "plianetary
consciousness" that is attributed to
American people? The individual con-
duct of each of us will largely deter-
mine whether or not Mr. Russell's
findings are typical of American life
in general.
One of the effective channels of
bringing about a greater degree of
world consciousness is found in such
an institution as- the University of
Michigan. Here, where men: and
women students from many parts of
the world mingle together in common
educational pursuits, the conditions
are ideal for the development of genu-
ine 'friendly relations between foreign
and American students. Though these
contacts the mutual development of a
finer international feeling is inevitable.
In this field of cosmopolitan, activity
on the campus two Michigan profes-
sors have worked untiringly during the
past several years, and the highest
felicitations are extended to -Prof. Carl-
ton F. Wells and Prof. J. A. C. Hildner
for their splendid efforts under the
banner of "Above all nations is hu-



Radio, after having been the sourceI
f entertainment and some instructive
iformation for' several years, has
ome to play an active part in form-
ig the political opinions of the na-
on. The broadcasts of the national
olitical conventions have reached
.illions of in'terested listeners who
ould otherwise never have had an op-
>rtunity to listen directly to the
eeches and the demonstrations which
ark a gathering of that kind.
Speeches such as those given, at a
)minating convention may be writ-
n out in 'full to be published in
rwspapers, but when the reader has
one to sit down and reason out each
int before reading further, he is not
held by the fiery bursts of oratory1
aracteristic of political campaigners1

a tenseness in
times it was z
half-made love
much of the eE
The piece is
is the vehicle fa
but little can
which the them

the audience, but at
wade secondary to the
plot, and in that way
3ct was lost.
vorth seeing because it
r some splendid acting,
e said for the way in
e is carried out.
Letter," now showing
reputed to be one of
of the theatrical sea-

The Greek cabinet resigned yester-
day, perhaps in attempt to give Greece
the record for having the most gov-
ernments in the shortest possible
period of time.
Coolidge is silent on campaign
plans, so the report goes, but there
is really nothing .unusual in his silence.

"The Scarlett
in Detroit, is
the high spotsi

son. Pauline- , rederick carries the
lead. t
"Good Ne'#s fthe show that tickled
Detroit all over. is still running in
Chicago, v/ith no , signs of any let up.



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