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FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1929

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Published every morning except Mondayt
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 news
dispatches credited to it or not otherwise1
credited in this paper and the local news pub-
lished herein.
tntered at the Ann Abor, Michigan,
postoffice as second class matter.
Subscription by carrier. $1.50; by mail
Offices: Press Building, Maynard Street,
Ann Arbor, Michigan:
Telephone 4925
Editorial Director.........Howard F. Shout
Women's Editor ...........Margaret Eckels
City Editor.C...............Charles Askrea
Music and Drama Editor.. R. Leslie Askren
Books Editor...........Lawrence R. Klein
Sports Editor... .....:...S. Cadwell Swanson
Night Editors
Howard F. Shout Walter Wilds
S. Cadwell Swanson Harold Warren
Noah W. Bryant Ledru Davis
Edna Henley
Telephone 21214
,Vernor Davis
Assistant Business Managers
George Spater
Accounts Manager............Egbert Davis
Circulation Manager...........Jeanette Dale
FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 1929
The Summer Michigan Daily
welcomes any comment that
its subscribers and readers may
have to offer. The editors will
cheerfully print any commun-
ications that are submitted to
them regarding editorial poli-
cy of the paper, campus or ex-
tra-campus events, and opin-
ions on any'subject within rea-
son and decoium. The only
stipulation is that the writer's
name be attached to the ar-
ticle, and whereas only initials
will , be used, the names are
required for reference.
The reception held tonight for1
the Summer Session students and
faculty is a manifestation of one
of those pleasant little community
entertainments that are practicable
only in an institution with an en-
rollment similar to that of this
summer's session. Too often and
too unavoidable is the situation
wherein there is an austere bar-
rier between pupil and professor,
due to the unfortunate circum-1
stance of mass production in edu-
cation, i.e., our heavily populated
universities. In the Summer Ses-
sion, however, an entirely differ-
ent spirit rules. The student pop-
ulation is relatively small and pro-
fessors may meet their studentsy
socially as well as academically.
The Summer Session function to-
night is one of those levellers that'
tend to reduce unfortunate bar-
riers to a full and complete under-
standing of professor by pupil and
pupil by professor. In addition to
that it is more. It is a mixer for
the student body themselves. It

serves as a medium for forming
new acquaintances among a group
who, for thermost part, are strange
to each other.
And so the reception tonight in1
the League building should be ap-
preciated as not only the means of
a single evening's entertainment,'
but also as holding potentialities'
for future friendships and contacts.
Convictions resulting from viola-
tions of the conservation laws in
Michigan during the month of May
numbered 273, and the total fines
and costs amounted to $6,070.75 ac-
cording to the latest report of the'
department of conservation. These!
figures are gratifying in the ex-:
treme for they indicate that the
protection of the wild life in the
state has been complete and effi-
cient. The arrests and convictions
were for offenses ranging from
hunting deer without a license to
taking undersized fish.9
Michigan is one of the states
of the union possessing a very large
area of game country. The north-k
ern peninsula is almost virgin
country with its woodlands and for-1
ests full of deer, beavers, and
gamebirds, and its streams heavily1
stocked with fish. The vastness]
of this wilderness, and the small

have done exceptionally meritori-
It is indeed a sad reflection on
human character that so many of
our citizens violate the laws which
have been laid down to protect the
game, and to preserve in its origi-
nal condition the unpopulated sec-
tion of the state. When it is real-'
ized that observation of these laws
by everyone will result in so many
benefits, in a greater abundance1
of fish and game, in the maintain-
ing of a beautiful vacation ground,
and in the preservation of primi-
tive America, the action of these
violators shows poor sportsman-
ship and a boorish disregard for
the interestsdofgtheir fellow men.
The highest degree of punishment
which can be legally given them is
no more than deserved.
It should be realized by sports-
men and vacationists that it is to
their own advantage to obey the
conservation laws. The urge to
hunt, trap, or fish should be reg-
ulated by the rules governing such
matters. After all, American wild
life is certainly fated to disappear
in time, and it will not better mat-
ters to hasten the day by reckless-
ly destroying the little that re-
A Newark man was arrested re-
cently for operating an automo-
bile while under the influence of
snuff. There's another thing to
try, boys.
A watchman's dog in New York
went to sleep on a burglar alarm
the other night and kept the siren
blowing for several minutes before
the police arrived. He probably
thought he was taking his master's
Dawes possibly refused to wear
knee breeches for his court presen-
tation because his wife's silk hose
wouldn't fit him.
An Omaha judge has recoin-}

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Music And Drama
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TODAY: The Michigan Re-
pertory Players present "The
Cassilis Engagement" in the
Mendelssohn Theater at 2:15
o'clock this afternoon.
* * *
A Review by William J. Gorman
.St. John Hankin's comedy is in
the great English tradition which
makes of comedy a weapon of the
intellect for theannouncement of
an idea or for an attack on senti-
ment. Lest this seem too great an
insult to the many good comedies
in tihs tradition, it should be im-
mediately explained that in the
case of "The Cassilis Engagement,"
the intellect is somewhat thin, the
idea not At all new or important,
the presentation of it weak and
only mildly amusing. A wise little
lady of family, whose adolescent
son has nursed a naive,.little pas-
sion for a pretty cockney gold-
digger to the point of getting him-
self engaged to her, recognizes the
futility of opposing such ideal love
and puts into practice a plan of
killing it by kindness. In three
acts all the son's delicate senti-

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ment is
by Mrs.

blown violently out of him
Borridge's stentorian vul-

garities, by Major Warrington's in-
sidious suggestions of "dirt" in the
Borridge household, and finally by
the exceedingly naughty inappro-
priateness of Ethel's song and
dance act. And thus, the old max-
im that love thrives on opposition
and should therefore be malicious-
ly encouraged is proved with math-
ematical neatness.
And it is just this mathematical
neatness in the play that produces'
a directorial problem that was not
solved in last night's production
and that one suspects is largely
insoluble. The nlav has no mo-



mended a talking movie of every mentum, emotional or otherwise
wedding ceremony. But, judge, many of its moments being dull
won't there be enough talking later i and uninteresting; it has not the
for the neighbors to hear slightest element of surprise for
o we are aware that it is logic that
A visiting French poet has ex- is working on this trivial situation
pressed a theory that no one can' and expect and receive the logi-
fall in love between the ages of cal ending. A more rapid tempo-
thirty and fifty. It has always been such as that used in the produc-
our observation that most of the tion last fall-would not have help-
"big butter and egg men" are about ed because in this manner of ef-
that age, and, believe me, they fall. fort to disguise the play's slug-
o gishness of movement, such hu-
The only prisoner in the Lake mor as the lines have is lost. The
Forest, Ill., lock-up escaped the main difficulty with last night's
other night by wrenching open the pzoduction, a failure to induce in
lock. What good is a jail anyway the audience anything approach-
if they only keep one prisoner in ing uniformity of interest, may
it. possibly be traced to the hastiness
of the preparation or to slight
I carelessness of directing, or to the
Editorial Comment "local unattainability of high com-
edy" which Mr. Askren cites as a
WHY THE ALLEY? truism, but more probably it was
(From The Detroit News.) the fault of St. John Hankin, who
Who sold the American public on is in this play only a very medio-
the idea of the alley? Some people cre dramatist, an exceedingly weak
who can think are beginning to ask solution of Oscar Wilde.
questions about the alley; they are While the blame is going Han-
bringing the alley under suspicion, kin's way, some of the mediocrity
and they are showing that, taken of the acting might just as well
by and large, the alley has been be attributed to him. There actu-
more of a nuisance than a con- ally was a spurious commonplace-
venience. ness in many of the lines that
For a long time the alley has been would inhibit really distinctive act-
faIling into disrepute. As an ad- ing. The epigrammatic corusca-
jective, the word alley invariably tion of Wilde or even the dialectic
brings reproach. The alley cat has shrewishness of Shaw would have
no standing among cats. For sun- almost automatically produced
dry good reasons even the mention that enthusiasm and eager care
of an alley has come to suggest dis- with lines that was notable miss-
order and unsightliness. The fact' ing last night. Whereas it was
that many communities maintain almost a physical impossibility, at
orderly, cleanly alleys has not res- least for amateurs, to become thor-
cued the word from its unwhole- oughly absorbed in the neat and
some associations. , obvious finality of Hankin's lines.
Edna Mower was no amateur. Not
So people who can think are be- at all disturbed by the slightness
ginning to ask, "What is the sense of her part or by the bit of can-
havingoeverygrow ofahousescature in it, she proceeded to car-
served by one big street and one ry it to perfection. She, much more
little one?" And further thinking than the others with longer parts,
leads to the question, "Why should was an actress of patient datail.
a row of houses have adorned and The care that had gone into her
beautified fronts and ugly, un- p aosture tures ad oeenth
,s asute, gestures, and movements
sightly backs?" was quite evident. This was act-


iIn Radburn, N. J., some thought-
ful people have been trying to con-
struct an ideal community, and
they have found sensible answers
to some of these questions. "Streets
are for automobiles," they said,
"and sidewalks are for pedestrians;
but why should the two be to-
gether?" They found no good rea-
son but many reasons for separat-
ing the two as far as possible.
So in Radburn they moved the
sidewalks to the rear of the houses,
to the far side from the motor car
street. Maybe this will result in
the perking up of both sides of the
houses so that there will be no
front and back. At any rate it is

ing with technical absorption and
the eager attention and applause
which the audience gave her two
short appearances was ample rec-
ognition of its merit. Mildred Todd
was quite too conscious of her vul-
garity to be convincingly vulgar;
she could not conceal from the
audience all of the strain of her
effort to mold herself to the part.
Miss King did not dominate the
scene as she should have; in her
hands the part was a bit too stiff
and uninteresting and became con-
sequeritly a minor part. Freda Mc-
Millan's altogether healthy success
with caricature deserves commen-
dation; her frequent appearances

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