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PAGE TWO

THE SUMMER MICHIGAN DAILY

Hoover, the Republican nominee, has
an administrator. He is litas as
Published every morning except Monday dur- politician. Although a party nominee
ing the University Summer Session by the
Board in Control of Student Publications. for the highest office in the land, he
The Associated Press is exclusively en- is essentially not a party man. He
titled to the use for republication of all news is constructive in governmental poli-
dispatches credited to it or not otherwise
edied in this paper and the local news cies, labor-saving and economical in
piublished herein.matters of administrative operation.
Entered at the inn Arbor, Michigan, post- He is amazingly practical, and his
office as second class matter.
Subscription by carrier. Fi.5o; by mil', $1.75. genius for hard work and for clearing
Offices : Press Building, Maynard Street,
.n.Arbor, Michigan. y up complex conditions and situations
is admirable. His qualifications for
I DITORIAL STAFF
DITlOne 4 STAFFthe office to which he now aspires are
_ee eunquestioned. America would have
MANAGING EDITOR little to fear under the administra-
J. STEWART HOOKER tion of "President" Hoover.
Editorial Directors.........George E. Simons Governor Smith, the Democratic
Martin Mol
City Editor..............Lawrence R. Klein nominee, is'not to be feared as some
Feature Editor ...............Eleanor Scribner Propagandists would make people be-
Music and Drama Editor.......Stratton Buck'
Books Editors ............ Kenneth G. Patrick lieve. He, first of all ( is an out-
Kathryn Sayer
Telegraph Editor ........Daryl W. Irwin standing personality. His rise from
Night Editors the streets of New York to the gov-
Alex Bochnowski Martin Mol ernorship of the Empire State, Is a
George E. Simons drama that can not help but draw the
Reporters I
Margaret Arthur Isabel Charles highest praise. Governor Smith is
Bertram Askwith Howard F. Short a politician, but he is a politician in
Ronert Dockeray Robert O'Brien
Kaym ond Bridges Jack Sumner the sense that his channel of activity
BUSINESS STAFF is in contrast to that of Hoover and
Telephone 21214 thus he has found it necessary to

Music And Drama
THE NEXT BILL
It is a rapid change from medieval
comedy to ultra modern melodrama
that the, Rockford Players are making
between their third and fourth bills.
Giving their last performance of "The
Man Who Married A Dumb Wife" to-
morrow night, the cdmpany will open
Tuesday with Maurine Watkins' "Chi-
cago." This play, one of the great-
est successes of the past season, tells4
the story of Roxie, ,and of how she1
wa,3 acquited of the charges of minr-
dering her lover,
Like "The' Letter," "Chicago" is not
a pretty story. There are no minced
words and little left to the imagina-
tion. The scene opens with the mur-
der in the "bedroom of Amos Hart,
and others," then shifts to the. jell
and the court room,, 'where the whole
story of the sensational trial, of the
publicity, and of that s'de of Chicago
is told. The piece is rich in charact-
ers. Besides Roxie herself, we are'
given pictures of Jake, the hustling,

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Advertising ........... ....Jeannette Dale
Accounts. ...........Whitney Manning
Circulation..... ..........Bessie V. Egeland
Assistants
Samuel Lukens A sIillian Korvinsky
Janet Logie
SUNDAY, JULY 8, 1928
Night Editor-MARTIN MOL
PUBLIC UTILITIES IN SCHOOL
A great deal of criticism from what
must be admitted to be unprejudiced
sources, .together with much more
which has come from prejudiced peo-
ple, has caused a federalrtrade com-
mission's investigation of public until-
ity publicity methods, and while there
have been a few instances of ques-
tionable policy brought to light, there
have also been some development
which have justified at least partially
the activities which were the cause of
the investigation.
The work of giving public utilities'
views in the schools has been made
necessary if the utilities are to save
themselves from ruin by adverse leg-
islation proposed by such organiza-
tions as the League for Industrial
Democracy, the Public Ownership
League, the National Popular Govern-
ment League, and the People's Legis-
lative service who are possessed of
the idea that any corporation is a
menace. to the country and who have
not been at all hesitant about carry-
ing their activities into the schools
and colleges.'
Public utlities which are owned and
operated by private capital under the
regulation of state public utilities
commissions are giving unequalled
service at rates which are determined

"play the game" in order to have his
efforts spell accomplishments. De-
spite what may be said to the eon-
trary, Governor Smith's administra-
tion in New York has been a credit to
the state and to the Democratic party,
Irregularities which ard brought to
light now and then may tend to mar
his record, but, as in the case of the
administration of the Republican
party, mishaps involving corruption
of varying degrees will creep into
offices of public trust regardless of
the party in power. Alfred Smith is
essentially honest. He has frankly
expressed himself as opposed to pro-
hibition, but in so doing he has exer-
cised his inalienable right and has
permitted the populace to know his
stand. On this count he can not help
but be admired. It is unfortunate
that in this land tolerant supposedly
so much fear is expressed over Smith's
nomination on the grounds of his
Catholic religion. This should not be
an issue of the campaign. Al Smith's
repeated expressions of loyality to his,
church inform America as to his stand
on a religious question which the gov-
ernor considers personal. It should
not belittle him in the eyes of the
voter.
If a prediction regarding the presi-
dential fight were in order, it would
be in the direction of Hoover's elec-
tion. Under the present order the
popular demand for Hoover that is
national in scope coupled with the
present solidarity of the Republican
campaign forces in the various states
of the Union working effectively for
Candidate Hoover it is hard to con-
ceive of a Smith victory.

hard-boiled tablid reporter, who
seizes upon the dramatic side of the
murder and promises to make Roxie
famous. Billy Flynn, the unscrupul-
ous criminal lawyer, is seen at his
work. All that goes on before the
courtroom doors open, the rehearsal
for the trial, and the preparation -of
the hockum by which the acquital is!

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by government . commissions. The EYES VS. EARS
rates are as low as it is possible to "The average college
make them and still allow the operat- e aery thn graduatehas
t Tess ear-memory than a good waiter,"
ing and holding companies a fair re-
urn on their investments, and the says a recent critic ofthigher educa-
companies are, above all, efficiently cours"Iof his edcatiw ichmae
administrated and operated. course of his education which makes
It is through the schools that the him remember what he hears unless
coming generation must be brought hehas notes," the critic concludes,
to realize that public utilities- com- hser a eicc ec nl d cran
panies are not organized gangs of Perhaps he is correct to a certain
extent for it often doe's seem that the'
robbers, but that they are carrying student's eye-memory is developed at
on a great public service by which the expense of his ear-memory by
we all benefit. Regardless of the many University courses. Theoretic-
elaborate theories of government ally the eye-memory ought to be high-
ownership and anti-capitalist ideas ly developed for the student reads
which aredeusededto cohm ztuprivated
hare used to combat private books, takes notes on lectures, drills
ownership of public utilities, it re- himself for examination by re-reading
mains a fact that the service as it is his books or notes, and if he has a
generally rendered at present is of s or or at he has
goad eye-memory for what he has
great practical value. If such serv- read or studied, he does well in his
ice is to live, public utilities must be examinations. We have heard scores
looked upon as public servants rather of students who makehigh grades in
than as detriments, as some people final examinations because they
will have them, and to insure "a fair studied intensively the night before
deal the public must be taught to re- 'writing the final. We have developed
gard them in the proper light. So
long as the real truth is given, it may is often possibry fo s t tsaie
well have its place on an educational the poss Iur textbook containg
program. the answer to the exam question.
SMITH OR HOOVER While this method has succeeded
Much has been written of late re- thus far, we are wondering if it will
garding the probable outcome of the prove of lasting value to us in ther
impending presidential battle, and, as workaday world of "mud and flo ers"
is generally the case, the Democratic in which we will some day find our-
spokesmen are predicting a sweeping selves. It is doubtless true that the
victory for their party, and the Re- great bulk of education of a practical
publicans, on the other hand, are con- type does not come from books. It
fident that they will be retained in comes orally and must be retained byt
office. a trained memory which gets and red-
Although the personalities and abil- tains what is communicated by the
Ities of the two standard bearers of mouth to the ear.
the opposing parties will be consid- Fortunately we have realized ourE
ered there are a multiplicity of issues weakness and are seeking to correct
which will be factors in influencing it by concentrating upon lectures and1
the vote, one way or the other, of the j interesting, 'worth whilq statements f
American voter. that we hear for the purpose of re-t
An unbaised and non-partisan constructing them later from memory
view of the two candidates convinces instead of from notes. As a result
oe that they both constitute presi- we hope to be able to trust our ears
dential timber and the election of more and our eyes less in the future.
either should not be feared. Herbert There is hardly time to take notes

to be won are fearlessly pictured. I
"Chicago" is a drama of the seamy
side of nrodern life..
It is of some interest to those of us
who renember Lillian Efinson's
work during the dramatic "Reinais- I
sance" op, the campus two years ago
to know that she is to play her big
role of the season as Roxie Hart.
Miss Bronson was perhaps the nost
popular of the campu3 actresses of
two anl three years ago. She was
one of }.ose who at that time contri-
tuted most to the revival of intrest
in Michigan dramatic enterprises.
Two of her most successful roles in
campus productions were the lead in
.Je'asc Lynch Williams' "Why Marry?"
and the mother of the bumptious twins
in Shaw's "You Never Can Tell."
Since her graduation in 1926, Miss
Bronson has been engaged in the-
atrical work in New York, from which
city she was brought by Mr. Heder-
son at the beginning of the present
season. As the ma- cr in "Tne Let-
ter" ant FMrs. Draper in "So rais is
London' she had lite chance to
show her ability. As Alison in the
current effering however, she has been
responsible for most of the life in
what seems to be rather a sad bill.
She has given evidence of great ver-
sitality in her roles this season and
should make an excellent Roxie Hart.
Roman Bohnen, who in the second
and third bills has not lived up to
the promise he gave in "The Letter,"
has a great opportunity . as ,Billy
Flynn. We hope that in this part he
will again show some of the great
ability he seemed to possess at the
opening of the season. Robert Hen-
derson will play the reporter, and E.
Martin Browne the prosecuting attor-
Pney.
IN DETROIT
Three new offerings appear on the
city stages this week. At the Schu-
bert Detroit, Robert McLaughlin's
adaption of the old morality play,
"Experience" will open tonight under
the title of, "The Pearl of great
Price." Lee Patrick, supported by a
cast of more than 100, plays the lead-
ing role of Pilgrim, the simple coun-
try girl who goes to the city, battles
for her virtue, wins, and at last re-
turns to the country where she finds
her true lover waiting for her in a
little bungalow.
Gene Buck is presenting for ' the
first time on any stage a new piece
by George Abbot called "Ringside" at
the Garrick. The eight weeks run of
"The Scarlet Woman" with Pauline
Frederick closed at this theater last
night, and most of the pompaby have
moved to the Lafayette, where "Ma-
dame X" with Miss Frederick again:
in the leading role will open tomor-
row.
"The Desert Song" begins its ntnth
week at the Cass, while "A Free Soul"
continues at the Bonstelle.
of instructions given by superiors in
the :ress of modern business. The
hard-boiled executive, often- slightly
antagonistic to college-trained men, is
going to have scant patience with the
employee who. wants to take notes on
what he is told to do simply because
he has always taken notes and can-
hot trust his ear to remember enough
to make sure he had properly under-
stood the instructions. An efficient
business man is a compound of what
he knows, not what he can look up.
There isn't time to look things up.
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