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ing the University Summer Session by the
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dispatches credited to it or not otherwise
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Ann Arbor, Michigan,
Telephone 4925
Editorial Directors.........George E. Simons
Martin Mol"
City Editor ............... Lawrence R. Klein
Feature Editor..............Eleanor Scribner
Music and Drama Editor.......Stratton Buck
Books Editors...........Kenneth G. Patrick
Kathryn Sayer
Telegraph Editor.......... Daryl W. Irwin
Night Editors

thinking holiday rather than a twen-
ty-four hour riot.
An election was recently held in
the city of Berlin,. Germany's capital,
which could fittin~gly serve as an ex-
ample to the voters of the United
States. In the Reichstag election 75
per cent of the qualified women voters
of Berlin voted while 83.5 per cent of
th qualified male voters registered
their opinions at the polls. The large
numbr of voters who took advantage
of their franchise by casting their
ballot is indicative of the great interest
manifest in affairs of 'government in
that city.
Here in America, looked upon as
the cradle off Democracy; our muni-
cipal elections, as well as our state
and national elections, are less suc-
cessful, if the number voting may be
looked upon as criterion, and it is
regrettable that our American elec-
torate is prone to overlook one of the
greatest privileges offered a free peo-
ple-that of the public ballot.
Time and again we have read news-
paper reports showing that in city
elections only a small portion of the
qualified voters took advantage of
their franchise. If any city is able to
muster up enough interest in an elec-
tion td bring about it visit to the polls
of fifty per cent of the qualified voters
it is considered a remarkable tri-
umph. At times the interest it so lax
that as lowgas five and ten per cent of
the voters in a city election have
found time to visit booths 'to cast
their ballot.
Why Berlin should be so successful

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as their third bill beginning tomorrow FiI AND
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season., It has always been the cus- ~Y~ efc.
tom of the players to give one French_______________
comedy a summer. Last year it was NESTLE
Moliere's "Modecin Malgre Lui" which CIRCULINE
darws a part of its subject matter is the only. :
from the same Rabelaisian source as method that
France's Dumb Wife." waves your hair
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"Lives, Heroic deeds and Sayings of individual require-
Gargantua and of hip Son, Panta- ments. It is safes -
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tell the story. Whether or not such
a comedy existed outside of Rabelais'
imagination scholars have never been
able to discover. Moliere, however,
drew from Rabelais' account of the
piece, and more recently Anatole has, Summer SchiO
in his own seductive style, recreated I
the farce.
France is not essentially a play-
wright. He has however carried toj0
the few stage pieces that he has writ-
ten the same finished artistry that untteco d-Hand Books at
marks his critical works and his
novels. In "The Dumb Wife" lie has yu , N I rR s T
farce atmosphere with out revertingB O K To E
to the medieval forms of apeech. All
the buffoonery, all the careless
Rabelaisian humpur have been repro- -_____________________________________________'1.__________________
duced. The piece calls for the same
d1iverting songs and dances that were -1#
essential to the stage of the middle
ages. The Scene is divided betweenE=th'"
the residence of a Paris judige, and ~~C LL t t t
the street that runsin front of it.j
Peddlers and beggars pass up, and
* down the pavement with their cries,
whl h cio ftepayi-on' of enjoying the attractive atmosphere and r
lwhile the action of the play is going -
on within the house. tceservc
"The Man Who Married a Dumb
Wife" is a thing that must be per You Will FindIt to Be a Stimulating and
f fectly done to be enjoyable. TheoH
d players have not bitten off an easy:_
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y the whole performance ludicrous.
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NOISE AND PATRIOTISM in bringing about such great interest
The shooting of pistols and fire- in government as expressed in her
crackers which for many years was last election and why the citizens of
the order of the day from sunrise to the United States have been so ne-
sunset on the Fourth of July, has in glectful of that important element of
recent years been supplanted to :tcitizenship duty is a mystery. In get-
large extent by much safer and eqa- ting her voters to the polls, Germany
ally as enjoyable methods of celebra- may resort to means that are un-
tion. The sane Fourth movement has known in America, nevertheless, on
made remarkable progress during this score at least America could
the past decade, and the next few profit by a little emulation.
years should see the end of the old
method of observing the nation's AIR TRANSPORTATION
birthday-the fireworks method, with With the transport organizations o
its inevitable accompaniment of racing fo th theiorssp r orgfza rd
ambulances and clanging fire engines, four nations speedily pressng forwar
Dmburingenprolangngr fhee netheir schemes for operating aeria
Furin theprgreofthesanetransport service across the Atlanti
Fourth campaign there has been a
very noticable decrease in loss of life and the volume of air mail continuall
on the increase, 1928 will probably g
as well as property damage. Daths dowiin history as the year in whic
from Fourth of July casualties, which air transportation was definitely es
were 466 in 1903, have been reduced tablished.
to an average of twenty in recent France, Germany, Great Britain an
years, while the injuries which num- the United States are all said to b
bered 3, 983 in 1903 were less than 500 undertaking new passenger and comn
in 1927. Firemen who formerly ex- Imercial air lines, while the most in
pected to be kept on the run on the teresting situation is the race betwee
Fourth of July have, of late, made Britain and Germany to be the firs
less than the daily average of calls to cross the Atlantic with passenge
in cities where firewarks are prohib- airships just now nearing completion
ited. I During the year at least one service
To some people who would cele- a combined air and sea line, betwee
brate in the noisy way, the de- Southern Europe and South America
crease in the disturbance on the is expected to come into operation
Fourth, may seem to indicate that the The Transoceanic Shipping Co., of th
patriotism of the populace of Amer- United States, is also procting a type
ica is waning. But how many of of carrier-liner resembling a naval air
those people who spend the day shoot- craft carrier, for passenger service
Ing fireworks ever stop- to realize just while France is contemplating an aL
why they are celebrating? When the mail service between France and Ar
tradition was e s t a b 1i s h ed , the gentina, combining airplane an
new freedom was a strong force, steamship lines.. This latter projec
and making noise was a sort of an is expected to be inaugurated as soo
explosion of a pop-valve to let out theant.
pent u~p feeling of those who were In this country itself a recent auth
ytentic report on the welfare of the a
enjoying new freedom rfrokn the rulemaletrisco ensnth -
of the mother country. It was not mail enterprise comments on the ef
long, however, until all that was left line betn Cleven an ufa
of the new feeling of freedom was iebtenCveadadBua
o l~~~~~~~~ibewe Clvlnan Bufloftenwfeigofreo ws example cited is that the air mal
'what had been carried along with the ms ed t tgar dairime
noise. No langer was it a celebration during the month of February, whic
of freedom from foreign rule; it be- is meteorologically regarded as on
came a time when the celebration of the. roughest months for air trans
signified a lapse in the enforcement of portation.
the laws of quiet commonwealths It is significant that in every case
which provided for public peace and where air mail lines are being con
quiet. f sidered, for both passenger and com
And so the tradition was carried on mercial purposes, the nation involv
mostly unthinkingly by those who ed has pursued the logical beginnin
perhaps remembered before and after path: that of linking up the air line
the sholoting, what it was all about, with the regular and already estabish-
but certainly not during the climax of I-A water routes. This insures great-
the celebration. Public displays of er safety and reliability and ultimate-
fireworks have featured pieces which ly probably greater permanence of the
in no way represented the cause for air lines themselves.
the celebration, and the only thing Indications are that by the time
which even pertained to the nation January, 1929, rolls around, peoples
has been the last piece of fireworks the world over will have lived througlj
in the form of an American flag. one of the most progressive and mem-
True, that was something, but it hard- orable periods in world history as
ly brought to mind the real signifi- far as air transportation is concern-
canc of the glorious Fourth. ed.
If, when the noise of firecrackers
and pistols does not fill the air true The Under-Secretary of Education
patriots will fit down to think and in Mexico has started a movement to
read about the true meaning of the teach the children of that country the
Furth, realizing what it has meant love of the United States. That is
to -us in our progress toward world * a good move toward better relations
leadership as a nation, and If these with our southern neighbors, but we
leaersip s anatonandif hese their coceptlo t of Amere
people who do that will influencehrti
others to do likewise so that they will love Is not that displayed in the
carry the true meaning of the nation's movies.
bir thday with them throughout the
year so that they may live rightly un- "Quiet prevails in Nacaragua" a
der the American code of freedom, headline reads. It must be that the
then the national holiday has fulfilled Marines have taken a vacation during
It purpose. It will have become the hot weather.


the Rockford group on the piece,
while the entire cast has been ex-
ercising untrained muscles throughout
the heat of the past few afternoons
in order to learn the folk steps in
which all the personnages must take
As I have already said, perfection
alone can make the piece a success.
The slapstick must be done 'with light-
ness and spontaneity. The hazy
medieval atmosphere must be attained
and preserved. All thit is no easy
tasy. The versatility that the Rock-
ford troupe has already shown how-
ever gives us reason to believe that
"The Man Who Married a Dumb
Wife" will be most diverting enter-
The players will be cast as follows:
Gile Boiscourtier, secretary
-Elton Buck
Alison, Botal's servant
-Lillian Bronson
Master Adam Fumee, lawyer
-George Johnson
Leonard Botal, judge
-Robert Henderson
Master Simone Colline, doctor
-.Roman Bohnen
Master Jean Maugier, surgeon
-E. Martin Browne
Master Serafin Dulaurier, apothecary
--aul Stephenson
Catherine, Botal's wife
-Katherine Wick Kelly
The Chickweed Vendor
-Mildred Whiteley
The Watercress Vendor
-Heinzie Raeburn
The Candle Vendor
-Florence Booth
Mille. la Carandiere
-Elberta Trowbridge
Madame de la Bruine.Marvel Garnsey
The Candle Vendor.Florence Booth
Footman .......... Thomas Denton
The Dancer.. ..........Alice Hogan
Those who remember how Barre
Hill's great baritone voice was wast-
ed on the impossible songs assigned
to him in the Union opera's of two
and three years ago may be interested
in learning that the singer has signed
a contract to do thirteen roles with
the Chicago Civic Opera next winter.
Hill was starred in the operas "Tam-
bourine" and "Tickled To Death," and
contributed some of the finest
Singing ever heard in Union shows to
these two revues. He was also the
Cotture of the Glee Club tour of 1926.


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