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I' TESDAY, JULY' 14, 1931


U6kie 'ummr
Published every morning except Monday
during the University Summer Session by the
Board in Oontrol of Student Publications.
The Associated Press is exclusively entitled
to the use for republication of all news dis
patches credited to it or not otherwise credited
in thi paper and the local news published
herein. All rights of republication of special
dispatches herein are also reserved.
Entered at the Ann Arbor, Michigan, post-
office as second class matter..
Subscription by carrier, $1.50; by mail,
Offices: Press Building, Maynard Street,
Am Arbor, Michigan.
Telephone: EdItorial, 4925; Business
Editorial Director ...... , ....Gurney Williams
L W. arpenter Carl Meloy
L. R.: Chubb Sher M. Quraishi
Barbara Hall Eleanor Rairdon
Charles C. Irwin Edgar Racine
Susan Manchester Marion Thornton
P. OutIr Showers
Assistant Business Manager .. Vernon Bishop
Contracts Manager . ........,. .Carl Marty
Advertising Manager......... .Jack B3uting
Accounts.- Circulation.........Thomas Muir
TUESDAY, JULY 14, 1931
Night Editor-Gurney Williams
T-OMORROW a campus drive will
be held to replenish the treas-
ury of the 3University Fresh Air
Camp. Pursuing the annual cus-
tom, the preliminary campaign was
carried on in the spring, at which
time the University responded gen-
erously and enabled the staff at the
Patterson lake Camp to provide
three hundred boys with three
weeks of healthful recreation. Now,
with the season half over, the Camp
faces failure unless tomorrow's
drive is successful.
Institutions depending upon vol-
untary contributions are finding it
difficult this year to maintain
standards of service, and the Fresh
Air Camp is no exception. The Pat-
terson Lake plant runs in five two-
week shifts, taking care of one hun-
dred boys at a time, and to close
down at this point in the season
would deprive two hundred under-
privileged boys of vacations toward
which they have been looking for
a long time. Social agencies have
chosen the most worthy of city
boys who need outdoor recreation,
and the Patterson Lake project is
made possible only through the
generous contributions of the Uni-
versity personnel.
The price of a couple of movie
tickets will buy a tag, but that neg-
ligible amount will maintain for
one day some kid whose vacation
would otherwise consist of sunlight
filtered through grime and an oc-
casional ducking under an open fire
hydrant in the heat of the city.
Summer students are not called
upon to contribute money to the
multitude of tag day drives that
besiege the students during the reg-
ular session and it is hoped that
tomorrow's individual contributions
will reflect the traditional generos-
ity of this campus. Michigan's stu-
dent body has yet to fall short of
any amount asked of it, and it
is naturally to be expected that
this summer's Camp drive will be
met by the enthusiastic response it
Buy a tag, and pay a lot for it!

S OMETIMES it occurs to us that
the British have the only sat-
isfactory solution of the radio en-
tertainment problem. Over there,
the radio listener pays a tax on his
receiving set and programs are
broadcast by a company that is not
forced to operate on advertising in-
come. The programs are therefore
free from the nauseating ballyhoo
that punctuates. with increasing,
volume, our own so-called radio en-
When broadcasting first captured.
the+ public fancy, people were only
too willing to listen to statements+
of the merits of somebody's brooms,
soup, cigarettes or toothpaste in ex-+
cnange for pure entertaimnent; but
the business of radio advertising
has evolved into such an avalanche
of publicity madness that a revo-;
lution seems likely.j
A certain amount of advertising
is of course necessary if American.
manufacturers are to continue to.
finance our radio stations, but thec
gullibilities and patience of listen-
ers are rapidly being exhausted by
the present mass of advertising that1
is kneaded into their daily ration
of dial-twisting.
The American public is willing toe
pay for entertainment.-they do so
at the rate of several billions of dol- c
lars a year-but the price of radio

Campus Opinion
Contributos ae askedI to be brief,
onfing the selves to less than 300
w~ords if possbl. Anonymous, corn
munic at ins will bedi sregarded 'rhe
n mes of communicants will, however,
b regarded as confidential, upon re-
st. -Letters published should not be
amcu true i as expressing the editorial
opinion of The Ual}y.
To The Editor: It seems that
the standards of the Ann Arbor au-
tomobile traffic division are reget-
tably low. An expression of satis-
faction on their part with the re-
sults of the car inspection recently
conducted in Maynard street shows
an impractically optimistic view of
the traffic scene. The inspected
cars could scarcely fail to constitute
a select group with respect to gen-
eral performance, inasmuch as the
owners of questionably adjusted
vehicles would shun inspection
It is an engineering fact that with
properly adjusted brakes the decel-
eration available on dry pavement
without locking any wheel greatly
exceeds that normally required, and
readily allows a stop at twenty miles
an hour in less than a car length
without skidding. If but one half
of the "cream of the crop" manage
io meet the minimum requirements,
what must the average motor car
of Ann Arbor be like? Casual ob-
servation shows only too well con-
ditions as they really are. Tell-tale
skid-marks show where cars failed
to stop are abundant.
Of what use is a stop light if the
driver cannot stop his car? Might
not this condition explain Profes-
sor Morrison's finding that traffic
signals are of no assistance in rer-
duction of traffic hazards except
where traffic exceeds 500 to flOOC
cars per hour? It seems likely that
a city intersection carrying a car
about every four seconds would be
one at which traffic moves rather
slowly, and at which bumpers
furnish the braking effort for many
of the cars, and few serious collis-
ions occur. A traffic signal is re-
quired at such an intersection from
the standpoint of expediency rather
than safety. The intersection of
South and East University Avenues
qualifies as such a traffic point at
noon, because not only must a
large number of cars be moved at
this time but a very abnormal ped-
estrian traffic from the diagona
walk also uses this intersection at
noon. The situation is acute dur-
ing regular school session, and it
has been my experience that the
only way to get across this inter-
section at noon is to be a member
of a large and compact group oif
pedestrians who surge into the first
gap between cars that is judged
long enough to enable the driver
to stop, the theory evidently being
that there is safety in numbers
large enough to give the oncoming
driver pause, and make him rather
stop than take a chance on success-
ful dodging those in his path.
I believe a traffic light operated
at noon at this intersection is fully
warranted because of the seemingly
equal volume of car and pedestrian
traffic at this time of day, and be-
cause the hazard of crossing would
be somewhat decreased because
giving way to the pedestrian would
become a matter of law rather than
of conscience. The hazard from
faulty braking would of course re-
main substantially the same with
the light in operation as at present.

To remedy this, periodic inspection
of brakes should be made compul-
sory. Too many people are using
the current depression as an excuse
to let car repairs slide. If the traf-
fic department would station an of-
ficer at bad - intersections to serve
brake inspection summons on those
who exhibit inadequate decelera-
tion, noticeable reduction in traffic
hazard should take place very rap-
The above-mentioned traffic sig-
nal may be arranged with a third
phase, on which all four directions
get the red light, and a white light
labelled "walk" gives pedestrians an
opportunity to cross without the
chance of being run down by cars
making turns. Such a traffic light
operating c o n t i n u o u s l y would
aoubtless be an abomination, butj
uo take care of the special condi-
tions for fifteen minutes at noon,
and possibly for a few minutes be-
fore eight, nine, and one o'clock,
it should prove a boon to motorists
and pedestrians alike, as it would
materially reduce the nervous strain
on the part of everyone involved.
Walter H. Nelson.
To the Editor: If you were pres-
ent at the faculty reception in the
League building last night, you
could not but have noticed the vast
array of evening gowns. Leave it


We wish, in all fairness, to pre-
clude our remarks for the day byr
forewarning any of you sillies who
read this stuff that today's outputx
is away below par---even for Rolls.
The entire Whoofie family, with
the exception of myself, has walked
out on us, and things are looking
very, very black.
* * *
Possibly the only bright spot on
the columnistic horizon for the dayf
is the fact that Professor Pawlow-1
ski is still going strong in the edi-
torial columns. If we knew or
cared anything about Poland weY
would get a great kick out of this.1
We don't know anything about P-1
* * *
The Summer Michigan Daily is1
at present, according to all reports,'
being edited and put out by three
people. A faculty investigation re-
vealed the alarming fact that only
three men were eligible to be work-
ing on the paper. A little clear-
headed reasoning and analytical
thought soon brough them to the
conclusion that, this being the case,
only three men were working on
the paper. Only three men are
working on the paper, and any-
l one who doesn't believe it can just
trot right down here and look on
the copy sheets. It's wonderful
what three determined men can ac-
complish, isn't it? .....Is it?
- It has started to rain. Ann Ar-
t bor is vindicating its age-old repu-
ration of never disappointing a col-
t umnist in the matter of weather.
Perhaps a review of the weather
e on this date for the past ten years
would prove enlightening. Perhaps
s it wouldn't, but we don't really care
such a lot about that. We're here
- to fill this thing up, and will brook
- no interference.
z July 14, 1930............ Rain
r July 14, 1929 ............ Rain
f July 14, 1928 . ... Not Reported
s July 14, 1927 ............Drool
t July 14, 1926 ............. Rain
L July 14, 1925 ...........Rain
t July 14, 1924 ...........Rain
- July 14, 1923 . .. .. . ... . .. Snow
l July 14, 1922 .. ......... Sleet
t July 14, 1921 .......... Gigan-
- tic Sale at Fieltman's Bargain
t Basement . . .prices slashed on
e all the latest Paris Models in
- sturdy work-shoes. 1-3 off.
July 14, 1920.......... Rain,
f Snow Sleet, Mush, Drizzle,
thunderbolts, and ABSOLUTE-
* * *
- The Town is at present inundated
by a swarm of gallant Britishers
who came over here for a confer-
ence. If one may conclude from
this fact that there are no con-
ferences in England, I know of a
number of people who are right on
the verge of changing nationalities.
* * *
It took us the longest time
* to understand why these dele-
gates were wandering about
with puzzled expressions all
the time. Finally it dawned
upon us that they were looking
for a pub. We should hesitate
to say that this has anything
to do with the fact that they
have taken to congregating in
the HUT.
* * *
We also hasten to add before we
get misunderstood that this puz-

zled expression we spoke of is not'
the same one so frequently worn
by professors. They are, in all prob-
ability, trying to think of aome
place to go that isn't a pub.
* * *
And that, in all fairness to
our public, ought to be about'
all for today. And if you think '
that this was as easy to write
as it is hard to read, just come
around and get disillusioned by "
tion existing all around us, that
these "swells" would interest them-
selves in ordinary people with a
view to alleviating the horrible con-
ditions under which .a great partE
of our population is now existing.e
The money spent on these gowns
could keep a large number of fam-t
ilies in food and keep up the hopef
of these sufferers who see nothing
but destitution ahead of them thec
coming winter.f
The University should take cog- 1
nizance of conditions and frown onc
such lavish display of wealth as b

Faclty Concert This Evening
The second concert in the sum-
mer series to be given by members
of the School of Music faculty will
be presented by the School of
Music Trio: Wassily Besekersky,
violinist; Hanns Pick, violincellist;
Joseph Brinkman, pianist. The con-
cert will be given in Hill Auditor-
ium at 8:15 o'clock this evening.
The general public is cordially in-
vited without admission charge.
The School of Music Trio was
formed last fall. Mr. Pick has been
head of the violincello department
for some years. But both Mr. Be-
sekersky and Mr. Brinkman were
new to the local School of Music
last fall, Mr. Besekersky being ap-
pointed to head of the violin de-
partment and Mr. Brinkman to the
piano department. The Trio ap-
peared several times during the
past school year and was enthusi-
astically greeted as a pleasant ad-
dition to Ann Arbor music.
The program for tonight's con-
cert is as follows:
1. Trio in F Major Saint Saens
Allegro Vivace
Written in 1863, when he was on-
ly twenty-eight, this trio is one of
the most inspired works of Saint-
Saen's youth. It is full of humor
and an attractive sprightliness of
2. Trio, Opus 34 Tcherepnine
Allegro Molto
Alexander Tcherepnine is one of
the most versatile of the younger
contemporary Russian comp<%sers,
having already to his credit at the
age of 32 two quartets, two sym-
phonies and four sonatas. Tcher-
epnine's father was one of the
famous pupils of both Rimsky-
Korsakoff and of Tchaikovski; and
this tradition, togther with some
influence from the modern French,
are generally thought of as the
molding influence on the son's
3. Trio in D Minor, Opus 63
Mit Energie und Leidenschaft
Mit Feuer
When Schumann turned in 1842
to the composition of chamber-
music, he had comparatively ma-
tured. That effervesence in both
joy and anguish which character-
ised the years when he was strugg-
ling for Clara Wieck had been toned
down and he was ready for his
most serious creative effort. People
generally only know Schumann's
chamber music by the ever-popular
quintet-that lovely piece of sub-
limated salon music. But Schu-
mann composed less "unique", less
"abundant" chamber music than
the Quintet. The three Trios, of
which the D Minor is the first, are
* * *
FRANCK: Sonata in A Major for
Violin and piano: played by Alfred
Dubois and Marcel Maas for Co-
lumbia Masterworks Series Album
No. 158.
This work needs no recommend-
ation. It has long been recognized

as one of the loveliest works in the
violin and piano repertoire. A good
many of Cesar Franck's devoted ad-
mirers cherish it as perhaps the
most direct, most intimate expres-
soin of his spirit. As Paul Rosen-
feld puts it, it is a work "full of the
gray and lonely air of the St.
Clothilde organ-loft." It is full of
that sweet, seraphic sadness that
must have been very genuine with
Franck even when his musical
idiom fails (as it doesn't in the
sonata) to establish it as genuine
and convincing musically. The
last two movements in particular
of this sonata are splendid. The
slow movement is one of the long-
est, as well as the loveliest, pieces
of sustained cantabile writing in
sonata repertory. And the finale,
in its simple, perfect joyousness and
its sence of release, is like nothing
if not Mozart.
The Sonata was written in 1886
and thus belongs to that phenom-
enal flowering period just after the
composition of "The Beatitudes"
which included in short succession
the Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue
for piano, the sonata, the sym-
phony, the quartet and the three
chorales for organ. The two per-
formers are newcomers to Colum-
bia's list and to America but in the
country where Cesar Franck was
born they are most distinguished

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