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THE 8UIM WR MICSIGAN DAILY

SATURDAY, AUGUST I6, 1930.

T H E U M M R M C U I G N D I L YS A T U D A Y A U U S T 6 , 9 3 0

Piiblisher every morning except Mond,,y
dui ing the. Iniversity Summer Session byi
the Board im Control of Student Publications.
lie .- ,cd l'rc.s, is exclusively en-

STAGE
WHIMPER
With Scant Apologies to
Helen Carrm

OAED RoLL

SUMMER DAILY STAFF POSES FOR PHOTOGRAPH AS
PANTING PUBLIC DEMANDS PEEK BACK OF SCENES

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till uc or recjubhation of all news I Nertz. Having just come, my
i t.c heC1" rtl to it or not otherwiseI
r itd in this 1;agr m dthe lical news (dears, from a showing of that ped-
, tl ished ul .trin.
sredathAbo, icign.icular and pedantic but perfect play
Enteredl 3t the A\nn Ar bor, Michigan-.
postoflce as second class matter. called Dumas' "Three Musketeers,"
I am agog, if any. The subtlety,
Subscription by carrier, $t.so; by mail, the charm, the interpretation is
Offices: Press Building, Maynard Street, just too, lice Winnie the Pooh.
Ann Arbor, Michigan. Nertz. "All the performances
were good" (Thank you, Mr. Gor-
EDITOR*AL STAFF man) and I loved the way the mus-
Telephoue 4925 keteers' hats kept falling off. "The
MANAGING EDITOR dramatic version cuts the Dumas
GURNEY WILLIAMS tinto a neat, rapid, joyous little
- -stream of narrative." (Much oblig-
Editorial Director.... aHoward . Shout ed Bill). Once during Thursday
City Editor .........arold Warren, Jr.duigT rsa
Women's Editor .... .....Dorothy Magee night's performance the King trip-
Multsic and D ratna Editor.. William J. Gorman,
books Editor..........Russell F. McCracken ped over his staff in a most undig-
Sports Editor................Morris Targer nifled manner, and my dears, the
Night Editors
Denton Kunze Howard F. Shout ( way his lips moved as he stalked
Powers Moulton Harold Warren, Jr. off the stage was simply frightful.
Assistants lOh, my, my.
C. H. Beukemna Constance A. McWethy Nertz. A little bird tells me that
Helen Carrm Bertha Clayman little o1' New York is simply myaah

When you pick up your copy of ting out the paper"?
The Daily every morning do you Stop a moment and think. Each
stop to consider the vast amount story has to be carefully written, a
of labor that has been put into that headline has to be fitted to it, the
paper? Do you, for instance (oryd
any of your friends, for that mat- type has to read for errors, the
ter), realize that four or five men night editor has to plan his page
have broken all their dates, locked with all the care of an artist, and
themselves up in The Daily office, each and every man on the staff
and settled down to the serious must be on his toes from 5 o'clock
business of drin - - I mean, "put- in the afternoon until nearly 1.

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Bruce Manley

Sher M.

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BUSINESS STAFF
Telephone 21214
BUSINESS MANAGER3
GEORGE A. SPATER
Assistant Business Managers
William R. Worboys Harry S. Ilenjamin
Circulation Manager......... Bernard Larson
Secretary..................Ann W. Verner
Assistants -

Joyce Davidson

Delia M. Kidd

Dorothy Dunlap
T 16, 1930.

SATURDAY, AUGUS'

Night Editor--Gurney Williams
Night Editor-Harold Warren, Jr.
Night E1d;itor--l)cnton Kune e
Night Editor--Howard F. Shout
Night Editor-Powers Moulton
A TYPOGRAPHICAL REVOLUTION

when it comes to shows. And I
shell be very much disappointed if
I can't set meh orbs on at least one
good play when I get back in New
York. Of course I'm going back.
Yes, I live in little old New York.
Oh my yaaaws. I live there. In
I New York. EEmagine!
Nertz. I I I I I I I I(That will
take care of this paragraph). j
Nertz. Puh-leaze, Mr. Shubert!
Nertz. What with my puerileI
mind and all, isn't it just too for-
tunate that Bill Gorman's reviews
ALWAYS appeared the day before
mine did? Ihopt you weren't an-
noyed. Or are you? Have we?
Where was I? Little ol' New York.
Yaaws.
Nertz. And now, my dears, I!
simply must-if any.
Nertz.
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Screen Reflections

We hope the readers of the pa-
per this morning will notice that
there are an unusual number of

mistakes and inaccuracies, for be THE PREVIEW of CLARA BOW in

it known this is the long hearladed
"cuckoo" edition. All the pent up
and smooldering desires of the
staff have been turned loose in
this issue: typographical slips that
the proof readers have always
wanted to let go past, headlines
with ambiguous meanings which
the night editors have refused to
accept from the long-suffering
head writers, and all the errors that
have been made this summer have
been mobilized and marshalled in-
to the rows of type for the bewil-
derment of the subscribers. In
adidtion, the suppressed desire of
the certain ones of the male 'por-
tion of the staff to write the Stage
Whisper and Fashion Plate col-
umns is at last being gratified, and
Screen Reflections and the Books
column is suffering from a rever-
sal of the same idea. How many
more upsets of the regular routine
of the office ard contemplated in
the machinations of these journal-
istic rebels, we are not prepared to
say.

"Love Among The Milionaires":
Majestic Theatre Tonight. Also,
fairly comfortable seats and a
newsreel.
Clara is a symbol. Those highly
compressed bulges of flesh (why
did they have to come at the peak
of my popularity she is said to
have moaned) choked for the bene-
fit of her fans, soda-clerks, Ford
workers, and college students) withj
a wvide, red "it" belt around the!
equator.: the puffing stupidity of
Hollywood trying to disguise itself
with a lot of hot glare.
Then, too, Clara is so damn stu-
pid. Feminine attraction she sees
as an exploitation of rotundity:
hips describing voluptuous para-
bolas, sillily rolling circles for eyes.
With the ever-present tight belt,
she looks like an hour-glass.
And then that voice. A woman
with 'eight children living in a ten-
ement who likes everyone in on
time for dinner is the only part
she could do well with that voice.
The Preview shows a cute boy
murmuring to Clara: Can I be yourI

In
Memory
of
the
Doctors
Whoofle

o'clock the next morning. Just
try standing on your toes for 8
hours at a stretch and see what it
all means. Even before you t y it
we can assure you it means noth-
ing.
But for the benefit of readers
who may wonder what a newspaper
staff looks like we are taking this
opportunity of presenting The
Summer Daily staff
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Dorothy Magee, Women's Editor,
in an informal pose.
"
William J. Gorman; Music & Dra-
ma Editor.
(Continued on Page 3)

Gurney Williams, Managing Editor

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There will very probably be only oraxeman. ((The tneme son
some of those who secure a copy of is Rarin' to Go; and her lovers ar
this edition who will fail to see any all brakemen) The next "shot" i
logical reason for this typographi- the cute boy leaving by the train
cal revolution. There are always a Clara is kissing him but finally
few like that. For these individu- cries out in fear (which means sh
als we will point out several rea- talks louder) that "she is afrai
sons: The staff has suffered though". After that, Clara is seer
through one of the hottest sum- "going" where she'd been rarin
mers in history and can't be blamed but afraid to go. She's pretty wil
for being a little "cuckoo" at this here and dissipated. But you sus
stage of the game; it has covered pect that this isn't the real Clara
meetings and lectures, and exhib- She is shouting to music on a tabl(
ittions of the dramatic art that and dancing and exploiting ro
were as dray as the weather, and tundity on that table, too. Thi,
has managed to create news stories scene is quite worthwhile as a
about them that were necessarily unique synthesis of all the techni-
of an equal aridity; it has carried cal stupidities that make Claraa
full time summer courses in the commercial asset. She was jus
University while at the same time married. The picture runs unti
spending in the neighborhood of Wednesday when another pictur
six hours a day in the press offices; comes. Life is like that . W. J. G
it has sacrificed almost all oppor-
tunities for entertainment and rec-
reation to do this; and finally, as
we mentioned above, it has been ,W ha'
forced to let pass, in the interests 1
of the paper numerous gems of wit o
that arose in the routine publica- Giong
tion. puc
The "cuckoo" edition is not a On
new idea by any means. It hasI
long been the custom to make at - - - -
least one edition of the Daily a Plenty.
more or less humorous one. Any- '_
thing was goon on the night that
paper went to press. Anyone hav- will be parodied; take off your
ing a desire for a few hearty spectacles and forget your exami-
chuckles is hereby invited to run nations. For this one day, at least,
through the files of past years to be "cuckoo" along with the staff of
look over the issues of like nature, the ]daily.
And there you have it. Read We might add that all news la-
every.word, we warn you, for every beled "Associated Press" is authen-
word may be a potential bit of tic and has been inno way altered.
hilarity; remember all the news Only local copy and feature mater-
nf# tha oa4rle ih vn. lva 1o. A 'i i yitn111li n bi e nnran i

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Howard Shout, Editorial Director
Harold Warren, City Editor
C. H. Beukema and Helen Carrm,
Star Reporter and Stage Whisper
respecitvely.

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George Spater, Businses Manager
lbAbout Books
Adventures of Grandfather Frog
by Thornton W. Burgess.
To be nauseatingly truthful, I see
no reason why this book was writ-
ten. For the children, you will say.
But you're wrong. It was written
for Thornton W. Burgess so that
Thornton W. Burgess could eat.
That's why. But that still is no rea-
son for its being.
To begin with, you meet a flair
in the novelist in his delineation of
character. Grandfather Frog was
not the sweet, old simpering fool
the author pictured him to be. And
the Smiling Pool that Grandfather
Frog jumped into each time that
Old Whitetail the Marsh leaped af-
ter him was not the Smiling Pool
at all. No- It was the Grinning
Drool, a pool of sin (or gin, as it
is known in better circles.)
This, apparently, is an obvious
attempt at sentimentalizing for the
sake of the kiddies, and perhaps,
nourishment. As everyone knows,
old Grandaddy Frog was a rake of
the first water who frequented the
Grinning Drool, became leeringly
snozzled at every opportunity, and
ate foolish green flies for chasers.
The author's feeble attempts at
melodrama are irritating to an ex-
tent. Observe the following pas-
sage:
"There the fish stuck, and gulp'
and swallow as hard as he could,
Grandfather Frog couldn't make
that fish go a bit farther. Then he
tried to get it out again, but it had
gone so far down his throat that
he couldn't get it back. Grandfath-
er Frog began to choke." (Contin-
ued in next chapter.)
This, I emphasize, is bad for the
children. Let us suppose that we
are reading to Junior just one
chapter. Then what? Must Grand-
father Frog choke all night? No, I
tell you-it's grim reality Junior
wants-but he wants it now, not
tomorrow night.
Burgess is no psychologist or
dramatist in any sense of the word.
Too, he is more interested in how
he tells the story than in its con-
tent. His detail is slightly too dog-
matic, however, it is such delightful
dogmatism that one does not mind.
To call it darnable would be nec-j
essarily mild. Let us rather call it
damnable. For example,
"Grandfather Frog's head ached,'
for you know he was hanging head
down." Grandfather Frog was
drunk again, but here once more
the author evades the issue. Why
not explain gently to the children
by suggesting flowers and bees and
things.
The entire book is done in an
artificial manner; the dialogue is
trite and unoriginal. Burgess fails
to look life straight in the face and

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