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T SUMMER MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, AUGUST I, 1930

Published every morning except Mondhy
during the University Summer Session by
the Board in Control of Student Publications.
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titled to the use for republication of all news
dispatches credited to it or not otherwise
cre eit d in this paper and the local news3
pub~ shed herein.
Entered at the Ann Arbor, Michigan.
postofice as second class matter.
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Offices: Press Building, Maynard Street,
Ann Arbor, Michigan.
EDITOR'AL STAFF
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MANAGING EDITOR
GURNEY WILLIAMS
Editorial Director ......... Howard F. Shout
City ditord.......... Harold Warren, Jr.
Women's Editor.Dorothy Magee
Music and Oratna Editor.. . William J. Gornman
Books Editor.......... Russell E. McCracken
Sports Editor................Morris Targer
Night Editors
Denton Kunze E Howard F. Shout
Powers Moulton Harold Warren, Jr.

AsTED ROLL 4MUSIC ADMAJ
CLAMOROUS ____
CLA ERS NATURALISTIC ACTING
C ~CALMEDLFrom the flaws in the present
Dear Drs. Whoofie production of Beyond the Horizon
This has nothing to do with one might hazard a few general-.
what you usually talk about, but I izations that have relevance to that
production but, cogency, I think,
must give expression to my surprise apart from it.
incurred last evening by a brief Naturalistic acting is almost the
perusal of the license fees for Mich- last thing one should ask of ama-
igan sportsmen. The most strik teurs. For, in spite of the general
ing thing I noted was the vast dif- pe
ference in fees for resident an depreciation granted it as a concept
nonreientntfee r rs donand of acting, technically it offers one
non-resident hunters. For in- of. the most severe problems.
stance, the resident clam fee is on-osb
ly one dollar; while the non-resi- In the first place building one's
dent clam fee is fifty dollars. conception demands a fund of im-
Now personally, as a resident of aginative sympathy with a wide
this State, I am not interested in variety of life, a mature develop-
hunting, stalking or whatever you ment of the imitative sense, both
do to a clam, but Just think of the I meaning a continual reference to
number of non-residents who may Life. (Usually the one thing the
be simply beside themselves to rush amateur has little real contact
out after clams after a hard day's with.)
work and can't do so because of the The concept of naturalism de-
prohibitive fee . attached to this mands that nothing but the au-
game sport. Think of the count- thor's mimicry--that is, nothing
less thousands who would give any-' but naturalness and imitative-re-
thing (or worse)-yes, anything- veal itself to the audience.
for non-resident clam license but Yet, the actor must inevitably
who a e inhibited in their natural give the emotion technical form.
clam desires by the machinery of He must mold .it in terms of his
a grAt state which is endeavoring medium: through his sense of

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Dorothy Adams
Helen Carrm
Bruce Manley

Assistants
Cornelius H.
Bertha
Sher M.

Beukema
Clayman
Quraishi

Constance M. Wethy
BUSINESS STAFF
Telephone 21214
P7TQf~T TMCIZQ ffAtAf T-

BUSINES S A TAU-Eto protect its clams for its resi-,
dents.
Assistant Business Managers I tell you it isn't fair. After all,
William R. Worboys Harry S. Benjamin I'm all for aiding non-residents to'
Circulation Manager......... Bernard Larson a realization of a happy clam hunt-
Secretary , . A......Annt W.sVerner ing ground at less expense. Who
Joyce Davidson Dorothy Dunlap will join me in the pledge NOT TO
Lelia M. Kidd - PURCHASE A RESIDENT CLAM
FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 1930 THIS YEAR? Think! If 50 of us do
Night Editor-Harold O. Warren so the State will feel fLee to pre-
Nont one non-resident with a li-
cense. Think of the JOY it will
WORLD MARKETS BRING! ,Sign the pledge NOW!
Production oI an increasingly Pon't buy anoth :r single resident
large scale continues as new meth- Mlom licenseo
& Mushmouth.
nrlc ~ nl a~riltic ~rpinrnlupd

the era of exploitation of natural
resources is over and we have plac-
ed our industries on an intensive
rather than an extensive produc-
ing basis. We have built up a wall
of protective tariffs and have
maintained them for decades; we
have sent all our surplus wealth
over the seas in the form of loans
and expressed the hope that it
would be used to buy our goods;
and have worked down to the bot-
tom of our domestic markets and
have tested the consuming power
of the country to the straining
point. Total results: Overproduc-
tion and no way to relieve it. Add
to this the fact that the working
population of the country has been
afraid to buy since the stock-mar-
ket crash, and we find ourselves
facing an acute situation.
James W. Matthews, director of
distribution for the Babson insti-
tute, made statements a few days
ago to the effect that America's
only hope :lay in securing world
markets for her goods. "The way
out of the present business depres-
sion," he said, "lies in world mar-
kets, in selling American surplus
commodities to Europe and in buy-
ing more of Europe's." It seems to
us that this investigator has point-
ed out an imperative need which
the legislators have overlooked.
While our great rail terminals be-
come glutted with grain and other
farm produce, while our factories
are grinding out an oversupply of
all kinds of merchandise, we have
been doing almost everything in
our power, it would seem, to bar
the gates to the markets of the
world.l
We cannot appropriately criti-
cise the doctrine of tariff protec-
tion for unstable industries, but we
can point out that any and every
industry must have a consumer for
its production. If we have loaded
our domestic markets, we must
pave the way across the seas and
the boundries into other countries.
As Mr. Matthews has shown, we
need a great deal of foreign goods,
and it is to our advantage not to
buy these goods but to exchange
for them. By loaning huge sums
to other nations for reconstruc-
tion and development, we have
been doing little more than give
them money wherewith to relieve
us of our surplus. If they fail to
do this, as they are in a great
many instances, we merely exhaust
ourselves needlessly. After all,
some form of retribution for the
Smoot-Hawley bill might have
been expected.
Our problem, then, is to make a
definite bid fo'r foreign produce,
cutting the prices of our own out-
put if necessary and abolishing
dangerous tariff duties if advis-
able in the operation. As long as
we gorge our home consumers, we
cannot expect relief for the farm-
er, the business man, or the work-
ing producer. Let us pay more at-
tention to the recognized trade and
business authorities such as Mr.
Matthews and the organization
.~ . . I ~ - - .

* * *
Our dear Mushmouth, you are en-
6Prtaining a grave error concern-
ing the administrative methods of
this gread Mid-Western Common-
wealth. Our Glorious Governor,
Mr. Fred Green, has the interest of
every clam-hunter within his state
deeply at heart. You have mere-
ly had the misfortune to misinter-
pret the license schedule, which
reads somewhat. tersely as you will
recall as follows:
Resident Clam .. --. ... $1.00
Non-Resident Clam .... $50.00
Now as Governor Green pointed
out recently in his talk on "Brows-
ing in the Michigan License Fee
Schedule" at a dinner of Boston
Bankers-and pretty tough they
were, too, the Governor reports-
the note about resident and non-
resident clams does not include the
clam-hunters, but applies only to
the clams themselves. Clam-hunt-
ing (or clam-snaring, clam-dig-
ging, clamming, clam - clipping,
clamping-as it is known in var-
ious local districts) is an unrestric-
ted pastime for all, a clean out-
of-door sport with a lure for young-
sters from seven to seventy, teach-
ing fair play, good sportsmanship,
cooperation with man and clam
alike, pure thoughts, action, deeds,
and clean speech and is to be in-
cluded in the athletics-for-all pro-
gram of Professor Fielding H.
Yost next fall. As governor Green
has so aptly put it, "Michigan has
plenty of clams for everybody. I
have a clam for every man, woman,
and child in the state of Michigan
in the Grand River alone-not to
mention the Muskegon, the Huron,
the Kalamazoo. I should like to'
see a clam in the hands of every
resident of our state, and my great{
dream is to see every inhabitant of
tht United States with a clam in
his hands."
The fee which troubled you,
Mushmouth, may be explained by,
resorting to a little natural history.
The Michigan clam differs slightly
in possessing a sleeve-in-the-head,
differential which renders it inde-
pendent of carbon monoxide in any
form, a substance which is of vi-
tal essentiality to the ordinary run
of clam. Thus the Michigan clam,
ignored until recent years as a
mere freak of nature's great out-
door laboratory, has suddenly, come
to claim its rightful own as one of
the chief means of conserving our
great natural wealth of carbon
monoxide. However, since the clam
does not live a sedentary life as
does its first cousin, the oysterl
(glyptschyjtz puv), measures haver
been taken to prevent the -unde-
sirable immigration of -alien clams1
during their comparatively short1
life, and so the method thus ad-
opted to prevent their immigration
into the Michigan area
Scientists have ascertained that
few clams ever amass much wealth
has proved to be just another ofj
those countless strokes of legisla-1
tive genius which our senators andE
representatives a r e continually
....rn .,.,.A .wr .aing

movement, and line, his sense of
restrained vocalisation, and his
sense of timing.
The point about naturalism is
that frequently these two tasks be-
come sharply antagonistic. The!
emotion in a scene is so violent as
to seem to defy its adequate com-
munication in any formalisation.
The actor then has the task of re-
conciling these two aspects in his
' conception. Mere violence of emo-
tion impresses-itself on a sophisti-
cated person in a theatre audience
even less effectively than it does in
life. The tendency is inevitably to
turn one's head, to avoid it, to re-
fuse attention to violence.
However, if violence is given
form--a subtle preparation for it
and a climactic line in the process
-it becomes acceptable. Indeed [
this is one aspect of art's superior-
ity over life. Through the appeas-
ing or consoling force of concen-
tration and design-which the ac-
tor imposes on the emotion-art
can impress emotions on an
audience which that audience re-
fuses in life.
It should be apparent that the
problem suggested here demands
the most mature actor (or at least
superlative direction): an actor
with a wide fund of experience of
life to refer to for grasp of char-
acter and a technical maturity for
the very subtle formalisation that
makes even the most painful ex-
perience (Gorki, Tolstoy, Strind-
berg, O'Neill) communicable and
acceptable to an audience.
STOKOWSKI PLAYS WAGNER
WAGNER: Overture and Venus-
berg Music from "Tannhauser":
Played by Leopold Stowkowski and
Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra,:
Victor Masterpiece No. 78.
This August issue is exciting in-
trinsically and exciting in the light
it throws on the problem of Stow-
kowski. He is a problem for some
of us, I think. No one doubts his
genius. Some of us question the
direction it sometimes takes.
And this music from the Paris
version of Tannhaused offers some
evidence. No one could play the
orgiastical Venusberg music more
splendidly. No one could play it
more physically. In its sensuous
quality the music Stowkowski has
obtained from the Philadelphia
orchestra has always been the most
magnificent in America. Sensuality
about includes the whole of Wag-
ner: So Stowkowski- plays it splen-
didly, squeezing all the sensuality
from its voluptuous lines. The
Pilgrim's Chorus he gives a physi-
cal power too. It is almost perfect
Wagner.
No other director in America is
capable of this physical abandon.
(Stock, for example, played this
same music in the May Festival
rather mechanically with selfcon-
sciousness that betrayed aversion).
The evidence this issue affords of
Stowkowski's delight in the physi-
cal is significant, I think. For fre-
quently, in performance of other
music, Stowkowski over-emphasi-
zes this type of understanding. In
his Bach, this is particularly so.
There it becomes objectionable. In
this light, compare his criminally
physical transcription of the Pre-
lude in E minor (the one Wagner
loved): also recorded for Victor.
W. J. G.
No,.Mushmouth, you may pursue
untrammeled and unhampered the
joys of clamorous glamming-that
is to say-glamorous clamming ...

although in the last analysis, we'd
rather go glamming any day.
The actArs Whool..

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