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THEW SUMMER MICHICI(AN flATT\'1

1C.ATTTPnAV TTTT.V 9R 1000

Published every morning except Monday
during the University Summer Session by
the Board in Control of Student Publications.
The Associated Press is exclusively en-
titled to the use for republication of all n"s
dispatches credited to it or not otherwise
credited in this paper and the local news pub.
lished herein.
Fntered at the Ann Arbor, Michigan,
postoffice as second class matter.
Subscription by carrier. Sr.o; by mail
Offices: Press Building, Maynard Street,
Ann Arbor, Michigan.
EDITORIAL STAFF
Telephone 4925
MANAGING EDITOR
LAWRENCE R. KLEIN
Editorial Director.........Howard F. Shout
Women's Editor ..........Margaret Eckels
City Editor ...........................Charles Askren
Books Editor..........Lawrence R. Klein
Sports Editor..........S. Cadwell Swanson
Night Editors
Howard 2 Shout Walter Wilds
S. Cadwell Swanson Harold Warren
Charles Askren
Assistants
Ben Manson L'dru Davis
RossGustin Margaret Harris
Dorothy Magee William Mahey,
Paul Showers Marguerite Henry'
Deirdre McMullan Rhea Goudy
BUSINESS STAFF
Telephone 212141
BUSINESS MANAGER t
LAWRENCE E. WALKLEY s
Assistant Business Manager..... ...Vernor Davisr
Publications Manager...........-Egbert Davist
Circulation Manager..........Jeanette Dale
Accounts Manager....................Noah Bryantt
SATURDAY, JULY 27, 1929 t
Night Editor - HOWARD SHOUT.
BRITISH MONOPOLY TO FALLt
A solution to the American rub-d
ber problem seems to have beent
discovered at last. Reports fromo
California indicate that automobileh
tires have been successfully manu-s
factured from Guayule, a Mexicann
rubber producing plant which hast
been under cultivation in 18 coun-s
ties of California and Arizona.V
More than 4,000 acres are planted i
in Monterey, Calif., alone.p
If this new process can be pro- t
duced in appreciable commercialp
quantities and with utilitarian con-o
sumption, the result may be that 1
the tnited States can at last break f
through the economic barrier of- s
fered by the British rubber mon- u
opoly.
The Guayule plant has its own C
particular advantages over the Para m
rubber plant, which is tapped for t
sap. In the Guayule . process the i
entire plant is plowed up and p
ground, thus utilizing a method e
that would produce more rubber a
per plant than the Para rubber f
tree. Further, the rbber obtained t
is of light texture and free from d
hard pan in a climate that aver- a
ages not more than 10 inches of a
rainfall during the winter seasons. s
The plant grows in rows level v
enough to allow four row-planting c
machines to operate. f
The cultivation of this plant, s2
seemingly economically producable, li
if it can establish for the United r
States its own supply of rubber, le
especially in the manufacture of d
automobile tires, will go far to wipe e
out the chances for international t
difficulties that are liable to arise t

from Great Britain's dictatorial te
mehods in supply and price. .o
T
sa
OVERTIME PARKING t
ap
The campaigns of the local con- to
stabulary to curb motorists from p
overtime parking in the down town ml
districts of the city is gratifying. et
The problem of parking restrictions si
is a knotty one, after all, and the ga
best and most expedient method of to
coping with it is with rigid re- of
strictions. The American motor- as
ist as a type is a self-centered per- pr
son, selfish as a rule, and often si
prone to forget that every right de- al
mands an obligacion. be
Most of down town traffic is fe
transient, cars parking for a time, Bo
then pulling away, making room co
for others. There are some, how- en
ever, more through careless dis- gr
dain of the seriousness and neces- su
sity of regulation than a conscious, als
determined effort to break the law, 'th
who will park their cars far longer co
than the regulations permit. The m
result, of course, is an infringe- tio
ment on the rights of other motor- But
ists. Exceptional cases are ever po
bothered by such regulations to be an
true, but few in this case are bur- off
dened to lighten the many. Many I
cases of over-parking are the re- app
sult of pure negligence and absent- be
mindedness. has

Campus Opinion
Contributors arc asked to lhe brief,
confining themselvesato less than 300
words it possible. Anonymous com-
munications will be disregarded. The
names of communicants will, however,
be regarded as confidential, upon re-
quest. Letters published should nt be
construed as expressing the editorial
opinion of the Daily.
EDITOR'S NOTE-Professor Rowe, the au-
thor of the following letter, is the professor of
I pay-ritngclasses in the University during
e regular session.
A COMMENT
To the Editor:
In relation to the recent event
of Mr. Askren's forced resignation
from the editorship of the Music
and Drama column, I wish to make
my position clear and to prtest
against the situation which leaves
the University open to recurrence
of such an event. Beyond any
questions of what I or anyone else
thinks of the content of Mr. Ask-
1 ren's articles, of whether we agree
or disagree, principles which should
be of concern in a university have
been violated. Mr. Askren was ex-
ercising what should be a free cre-
ative activity, that of literary and1
dramatic criticism. Dramatic writ-
ing, production, and criticism
shouldi be interactive and, mutually
helpful. To an unusual degree sucht
a relation has come into being on
this campus during the past year,!
and farther development of such1
relations is looked forward to. Mu-c
tual helpfulness does not mean mu-r
tual praise, but serious interest and r
the dependence of each activityc
upon the others for material. Thes
dramatic critic's field is not only
that of acting, directing, and stag-1
ing, but of the drama as a form of i
literature. Criticism of dramatic
literature, however, to have valid-v
ity, must be criticism of a play ond
the stage, not of a play in a book; a
it is this opportunity which pro-t
ducing organizations in a universi- t
ty give the critic. The advantages a
of criticism from an outside and t
independent source, as well as from t
teachers, are comparable. It is tl
such criticism, on the selection of!
material as well as on execution,! t
that must be met and utilized out- t
side the university. To receive ad- i
verse as well as favorable criticism, w
f it is sincere and reasonably com- p
petent, furnishes valuable disci- a
pline to the student as well as ma- b
terial with which to work for im- s
provement. Such criticism, to bes
of value, must be independent and
unhampered; the university daily
furnishes a medium of the same
ort as that existing outside the P
university.
The relation of the Boards of
Control to student publications in
many universities is such as to in-- t
erfere with the values which it I
s the business of a student news- o
aper to furnish both to its read- A
rs and to those who find in it y
suitable field of activity, and i
urther, to destroy what a universi- w
y faculty should support as a fun- e
amental right for the students s
s well as themselves. It would m
ppear from the present case that a
uch a situation exists in the Uni- s1
ersity of Michigan. The Ameri- e
an Association of University Pro- a
essors stands for freedom of o
peech for teachers, and for pub- h
c statement and substantiation of m
easons for loss of position. Un- n
es' students are trained in an un-
erstanding of these rights by the m
xample of faculty relations to t
hemselves, it is not likely that b
hey will support such rights for ti

eachers when they become a part be
1 the university-interested public. se
hat Boards of Control are neces- m
ary is probably true, in the light of se
he irresponsibilities that often ca
ppear in undergraduate 'edi- at
orial attitude. But control with lie
urpose other than the develop- gr
rent of the highest journalistic ti
hics in what constitutes profes- B
onal training for the students en- of
aged is itself unethical and tends! ae
accustom the student to the idea
control by special interests such ac
we decry in the professional ex
ress. That the ethics of a univer- M
ty publication should include loy- sib
ties and something of altruism ha
eyond the demands of the pro- thi
ssional world is also true, and a So
oard of Control might well be {
nceived of as exercising infiu- w
ace in that direction. A high de- co
ee of competence, especially for sm
ch a function of criticism, might sp
so be insisted upon as a part of m
e best journalistic ethics. Certain ne
urses in critical theory and dra- tu
a should be expected as prepara- rep
on for the dramatic editorship. ha
t. as already appears the present gle
licy will tend to keep competent cla
d sincere people from accepting tee
ice. fol
In the present case it does not att
pear that the highest ethics have an
en violated by the editor who for
s been forced to resign. nor that

lack of competence can be charged.
It is well known that Mr. Askren
has consistently arranged his pro-
gram of courses in terms of pre-
paration for dramatic criticism,
that he has exercised himself in
dramatic as well as critical writ-
ing, that he has followed the the-
ater, and read widely in drama
and criticism. His background has
been evident in his writing, and
further, intelligence, taste, and in-
tellectual vigor have appeared. As
for the higher ethics of loyalties
and altruisms, many people besides
the writer have appreciated the
unusual devotion of Mr. Askren to
the welfare of drama as a whole in
this University, his belief in the
higher functions of drama, and his
cooperation as a student with the
academic efforts to these same
ends. If he has delivered adverse
criticism as well as favorable, it
has been so presented as to appear
to the writer motivated by those
same loyalties, and the further loy-
alty to the integrity of criticism as
a function. He has refrained from
the self-exploitation only too com-
mon in such columns, and has fur-
nished sincere, well-thought-out
criticism that has stimulated in-
terest, discussion, and support for
dramatic activities. There is a dis-
tinction between support and praise.
It would appear to the writer
that there has come, about a mis-
understanding of the functions of!
criticism, as well as of the pur-
poses of an individual critic. Such a
misunderstanding might have been
cleared away and not have re-
sulted in the present harm had it
not been for the relation of the
Board of Control to student pub-
lications that has been discussed.
This is the chief concern of the
writer. The question is one of the
development of critical activity
among students, of the preserva-
tion of a medium for criticism of
their activites in creative writing
and dramatic production, and of
he continuance of what has proved
his year to be a valuable means to
he stimulation of interest in and
understanding of dramatic work in
he University. Mr. Askren's main-
enance of independence as a crit-
c has precipitated a situation of
which in its full possibilities many
people, with the writer, have prob-
ably been unconscious. A desira-
ble result would be clearer under-
tandings and a more assured po-
ition for criticism in the future.
Kenneth Rowe
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PLAYS OFFEND "INTELLIGENCE"
To the Editor:
As a frequenter of the League
heater during the summer session,
have been much interested in fol-
owing the dramatic criticism of Mr.
Askren as they have appeared in
'our editorial page. Your editorial
n this Friday's paper, coupled
Kith the letter on the same page
ntitled "Why Do We Lose Askren?"
erves to clear up somewhat my
nystification as to why such an!
ble critic should have experienced
ich a sudden and otherwise in-
xplicable demise. Your frank and
ltogether commendable 'statement
f the situation which has led to
is withdrawal has at least stayed
ny curiosity, even though it has
ot allayed my keen sense of loss.
It is not flattering to the sum-
ner student's amour propre to feel
hat he is being "played down to"
iy the directors of the university
heater; yet unfortunately this has
een the distinct impression which
veral of us have had. The sum-
aer student on the whole repre-
ents a more mature and sophisti-
ated type than the undergradu-
te, although it is impossible to be-
eve that even a group of under-
aduates could view the produc-
on of such a play as "Wedding
ells" as anything other than an
fense to their intelligence and
esthetic taste.
Then too, there are the student
ctors to be considered. With the
xception of "The Children of the
oon" and "Escape" of what pos-
ble cultural and technical value
ave the plays thus far given to
tese potential Barrymores and
therns?
Certainly, as Mr. Askren suggests,
e have an inexhaustible wealth of
medies and tragedies by Gold-
nith, Sheridan, Goldoni, Shake-
eare, Ben Jonson, Ibsen-not to
ention many' comedies of man-
rs of the last and present cen-
ries which would bear constant
petition in contrast to those that
ive been given. Better to strug-
with the difficult diction of the
assical Elizabethan and Eigh-
enth Century idiom a thousand-
d than to make such haphazardf
tempts at the current cockney
td Oxford jargon as we have been
ced to listen to this season!
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