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TIM SUMMER MICHIGAN DAILY

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 1930.

TIlE SUMMER MICHIGAN DAILY SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 1930.

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Published every morning except Monday
during the University Summer Session by
the Board in Control of Student Publications.
The Associated Press is exclusively en-
titld ite the use for republication of all news.
dis,,rtchcs credited. to it or not otherwise
c relit- d in this paper and the local nc:ws
publ.ished herein.
Entered at the Ann Arbor, Michigan.
postofEce as secone class matter.
Subscription by carrier, $1.50; by mail,
Offices: Press Building, Maynard Street,
Ann Arbor, Michigan.
EDITORMAL STAFF
Telephone 4925
MNAGING EDITOR
GURNEY WILLIAMS'
Editorial Director...... ...Howard F. Shout
City Editor........... Harold Warren, jr
Women's Editor.............Dorothy Magee
Music and Drama Editor... William J. Gorman
Books Editor........Russell E. McCracken
Sports Editor................ Morris Targer-
Night Editors
Denton KunzeH Howard F. Shout
Powers Moulton Harold Warren, Jr.,

What's
Going
On
August 10-August 16.
TODAY
4:15 p. m.-Concert--Miss Mar-
garet Diefenthaeler and Roland
Dittl, pianists; Ethelyn Walker
Showers, contralto, of the School
of Music. Hill auditorium.
MONDAY
4:00 p. m.-Lecture-"Valency."
Dr. T. M. Lowrey, professor of phy-
sical chemistry at Cambridge Uni-
versity, England. Room 303, Chem-
istry building.
4:00 p. m.-Educational Confer-
ence-"Education for the Young
Child in School and Home." Dr.
Katherine B. Greene. University
High school auditorium.

rowers -Moulton "41uiu vve

C. H. Beukema
Helen Carrm
Bruce Manley .

Assistants
Constance A.7
Bertha
Sher M.

m c , J . i
5:00 p. m.-Lecture--"Getting
Mewetby the Facts About Crime." Prof. A.
C namaI E. Wood. Natural Science audi-
Clayman oum
Quraishi torium.
TUESDAY
4:1 0 p. m.-Educational Confer-
ence-"Child Development." Prof.

BUSINESS STAFF
Telephone 21214
tUSINESS MANAGER

D L aryr , Lvi' y n.7~n 1Willard C. Olson. Natural Science
GEORGE A. SPATER 2udiorium.
Assistant Business Managers 5:00 p. m.-Lecture-"Animals of
William R. Worboys Harry S. Benjamin the Geologic Past" (Illustrated).
Circulation Manager .......Bernard Larson Prof. Russell C. Hussey. Natural
Secretary.................. Ann W. Verner Science auditorium.
. sistauts
Joyce Davidson Dorothy Dunlap 6:00 p. m.-Annual banquet of
Lelia M. Kidd -;the Educational clubs of the school
SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 1930. of education. Union.
N 0 p.m.-Concert-Mr. Kenneth
Night Editor-Denton Kunte Osborne, organist. Hill auditorium.
SCHOOL OF MUSIC WEDNESDAY

The School of Music, as an insti-
tution separate from the University.
achieved a fame of its own. Su h
outstanding musicians and teachers
as Palmer Christian, Earl V. Moore,
and Guy Maier raised it to a posi-
tion of high rank. It was, therefore,
a very considerable acquisition
which the University made last lear,
.when the official connection be-
tween the school and the larger
institution, was completed.
Within thewlast few weeks we
have seen something of the extent
to which the newly acquired unit
is to be developed. By securing four
of the most prominent concert ar-
tists in the country as teachers,
the future position of the school
has been assured. Undoubtedly
these individuals will attract large
numbers of students, and expan-
sion on a large scale will result.
Arthur Hackett and Laura Lit-
tlefield, two of the country's fore-
most concert singers will make the
voice.. department comparable to
almost any. other in American col-
ieges. Waldemar Besekirsky and
Harold Brinkman, violinist and
pianist respectively, will guarantee
a high excellence of teaching for
these instruments.
Certainly we may expect all this
to lead to further growth and de-
velopment in the school, and, to
take care of this, a new building
in a comparatively short period of
time. There is no reason why this
department should not be raised
to a level equal to that of any of
the other schools of the University;
.it 'is an important and necessary
part of every college stressing the
humanities.
INSTITUTE OF POLITICS
Unofficial though it may be, the
International Institute of Politics
meeting , at Williamstown, Mass-
achusetts is one of the most in-
fluential bodies in the world in
political and governmental circles.
Gathered here are statesmen, war-
riors, professors, and industrial
leaders. Questions of international
scope are considered and discussed.
Special -papers containing new
theories, new discoveries, and new
methods are read. This is the very
essence .of internationalism when
the great of all nations work to-
gether with common purposes on
problems of vital interest to all.
This year the conference has
dealt especially with the London
Naval treaty and its possible in-
fluence and effect. Its dicta in this
matter is accepted as conclusive in
most quarters; for be it known that
those participating in the work of
the institute are usually non-par-
tisan and unbiased, and hence
more Willing to tell without cir-
cumlocution what their study 'of;
the various problems has disclosed
to them. The fact that the meet-,
ings are non-partisan In an of-
ficial sense, undoubtedly increases
their value and weight. The in-
stitute should be carefully heeded;
by the average man. If he is to
get any sort of clear picture of
what is going on in world affairs,c
he' will get it here; certainly not
from the bickerings and wranglingsi
of the representatives in the gov-1
ernments or from the intrigue of

4:00 p. m.-Educational Confer-
. "How Queer Fo'k Get That
Way.' Pro . Leslie R. Marston. Uni-
v: ;- High School auditorium.
5:00 p. m. - Lecture - "Music
Among the Greeks and Romans"
(illustrated). Prof. Bruno Mein-
ecke. Natural Science auditorium.
8:15 p. m. - Alexander Dumas'
"Three Musketeers," by the Michi-
gan Repertory Players. Lydia Men-
delssohn.
THURSDAY
1:00 p. m.-Extra excursion..
Ford plant at River Rouge, includ-
ing motor assembly, final assembly,
open heart steel plant, and roll-
ing mill. (Repetition of Excursion
No. 2). Round trip in special bus-
ses, $1.00. Reservations in Room 9,
University hall.
4:00 p. m.-Mathematical club.
"37, For Instance." Prof. N. H. An-
ning. "Differential and Difference
Equations Contrasted," Prof. J. A.

About Books
THE ROMANTIC
MR. WELLS.
The Autocracy of Mr. Parham, His
Remarkable Adventures in this
Changing World by H. G. Wells;
Doubleday, Doran and Company;
Price $1.00.
Mr. Wells presents in this book
a wildish seance on British and in-
ternational politics. He brings to
bear upon his subject his romantic
imagination which is so attractive
especially in his early scientific
romances, The First Men in the
Moon, When the Sleeper Wakes,
etc, books which are on par if not
better than the work of Jules Verne.
He is also here as always before the
novelist of ideas, believing that life
and ideas do not necessarily go to-
gether, that the ideas must be in-
serted within he book as somewhat
essays. The characters resulting
from such a point of view do not
give you ease, you feel that the au-
thor is not interested in them, that
anybody could have done for the
part as far as he was concerned,
that he merely brings them into
the story to give it an atmosphere
of realness. And if you have any
dramatic sense, or feeling for the
individuality of character, this at-
titude of Me. Wells toward char-
acter is quite provoking. Mr. Par-
ham and Sir Bussy Woodcock of
this story are carricatures, burles-
ques, which is as everybody knows
the way of least resistence in char-
acter study, If It can be called
character study at all. I can never
get beyond this slip-shod treat-
ment of character for much of an
appreciation of Mr. Wells, it gives
his work cheapness, it is the ob-
vious rather than the subtle and
delightful treatment.
But as Mr. Wells makes no pre-
tentions of being a character
novelist, though it cannot alter dis-
likes, as long as he proclaims him-
self as the novelist of ideas, it is
upon that ground we must face
him. Here again in The Autocracy
of Mr. Parham, Mr. Wells gives a
picture of his Samurai class that
will take over society and save it
from itself. In a quixotic seance
that consists of a coup de etat on
the Houses of Parliament, the es-
tablishment of a Fascist Dictator-
ship, a declaration of war on Rus-
sia, a war with America, the des-
truction of British sea power does
Mr. Wells present this tale, a tale
which is an attack upon young pol-
iticians from older universities and
stubborn, scholarly, old politicians,
an attack upon their policy toward
Russia. He presents the political
situation in this nightmare of Mr.
Parham through the Curzonian,
Oxonian, and Etonian parties. All
are quite dumbly waving their
arms about over the problem but
really doing nothing. As before,
Mr. Wells believes the solution for
the world's problems rests in the
hands of the big men, in this story
represented in the character of Sir
Bussy. And yet one often wonders
just what this Intellectual Minor-
ity is, just where these scientific
economists are to be found, and if
one could find them just.how much
of a solution, a fulfillment of the
H. G. Wellsian ideal they would be?
And after all, though Mr. Wells is
a very intellectual man, we cannot

help but consider him as more the
prophet than publist, and as such
we mark him down as romanticist
-a wild and even ridiculous ro-
manticist.
From the literary standpoint Mr.
Wells must be considered, I believe,
as a romancer of sensational tales.
The long paragraphs that he de-
votes to discusing socialogical, po-
litical and scientific situations
make for a bad novel. Mr. Wells
inserts himself very blandly into
the story in some such way as "I
am H. G. W. I am the author of
this book. Now in case you should
not be able to get what I am driv-
ing at through the characters I am
presenting I shall tell you right outl
and point blank what I mean." Itj
is not a delightful personality, one
like Mrs. Woolf which inserts itself
into the pages of the story, inserts
itself for some sparkling idiosyn-
crasy, here is inerted bombastic
oratory in the best of soap-box
manner. As a romancer, a con-!
cocter of imaginative Cosmopol-
ises, does Mr. Wells attract the most
interest in his novels, literarily. If
he is read in the long, long time
from now, it will be for this feature
Long after his ideas have been for-
gotten, or misplaced (consciously
or unconsciously, whichever you
prefer) Mr. Wells' will be read by
youngsters and enjoyed, that is if
children in the future will like the
Jules Verne sort of thing as we

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I

Screen Reflections
MR. WHITEMAN
PERFORMS IN A BIG WAY
At the Majestic theatre; Paul
Whiteman in "The King of Jazz",
with a cast of several. Closes Tues-
day. Also Paramount Sound News,
and "They Knew Their Groceries".
"The King of Jazz" is very nearly
the best of the talkie reviews. It
is featured by magnificent sets,
some excellent chorus work, good
singing, good comedy, and the im-
mensely entertaining Paul White-
man.
And it has--praise be to the gods
of Hollywood-no plot. The pro-
ducers are to be congratulated on
refraining from giving Mr. White-
man a back-stage or laugh, clown,
laugh story.
The Whiteman band is exploited
to the utmost, and is fortunately
able to bear the strain. With the
aid of sliding stages, revolving
stages, rising stages, and what have
you, they put over several good
numbers, the best of which is a
"melting pot" of the music of
various nationalities.
The rest of the picture is made
up of short comedy skits, which-
strange as it may seem-are in
good taste. In fact, "King of
Jazz" shows intelligent direction
throughout. We should have liked
the interpretation of Gershwin's
"Rhapsody in Blue" more if the set
and costumes had not been green.
But perhaps we are just an old
nasty. It was a very pretty green,
of the pastelle sort.
"King of Jazz" is excellent in its
class, but it isn't High Art. The
thing gets a B.
You'll enjoy it.

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Speeding up service

Reducing rates

Encouraging the long
distance habit

An interesting example of organization is
the development of long distance telephone
business. Men and women of the Bell
System made this service worthy, and the
public has recognized this by its greatly in-
creased usage.
The Bell Laboratories improved the quality
of sound transmission by modifying existing
apparatus and designing new. Western Elec-
tric manufactured the necessary equipment

of the highest standards. Operating telephone
companies, working with the American Tele-
phone and Telegraph Company, shortened
the time for completing calls and reduced
the rates.
In all a coordinated work, bringing to-
gether many and varied activities, and typical
of the way in which telephone service is
constantly being made a better tool for the
nation's needs.

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