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'I'tTESDAY, JULY 21, 1931.



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luMShbe e q m'ruw oxcept Monday
Sniwrsity u nmmer Session by the
!~ a Ceatrel.fs! tudent Publications.
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to the use for republication of all news disn
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this paper and the laoal news published
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aEntered at the Ann Arbor, Michigan, post
oficas usecond lass nmatter.I
1ubscription by carrier, $1.60; by mail,
offices: Press Building, Maynard Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Telephense: Editrlal, 4923; Business
Editorial DirectorG...........urney Wlliam.
C. W. arpeter Carl Meoy
L. R. Chubb Sher M. Quraishi
Sabara Hall Eleanor Rairdo
C:harles C. Irwin Edgar Racine
Susan Mancheester Marion Thornton
P. utler Showers
Assistant Business Manager .. Vernon Bishop
Contracts Manager.......... .G.Carl Marty
Advertising Manager ......... Jack Bunting
A:lCtc s Ciculation........ Thomas Muir
TUESDAY, JULY 21, 1931 _
Night Editor-Gurney Williams
At a recent meeting of the Mid-
West Safety Congress Dr. Paul
Schroeder, State criminologist of
Illinois, asserted that conceited
persons are bad automobile driv-
ers and are the most numerous in
the "repeater" group of those re-
sponsible for accidents.
His theory is that consideration
for the rights of others on the
highway is a more important fac-
tor in safe driving than keen intel-
ligence. A kindly moron is apt to
be a safer driver than a puffed-up
individual who goes is own self-
centered way, letting others look
out for themselves.
A study of drivers who have land-
ed in the Illinois State peniten-
tiary on manslaughter charges re-
veal that most of them were not
handicapped mentally by low in-
telligence or physically by being
crippled. Their prevailing defect
was a tendency to be conceited and
disregard the rights of others.
Somehow the word conceited does
not seem to us to cover the whole
category of bad drivers. Conceit,
in the strict sense of the word,
means vanity or "an overweening
opinion of oneself." That at least
requires some ;conscious thought
process. We have seen persons who1
apparently drive without thinking
at all; their control of the car is
an automatic process that pre-
cludes any kind of consideration,
either for themselves or others. A
great majority of bad drivers are,
however, conceited. Witness the
sneer the driver of a big car gives
the driver of a small car; take for
example the impatient horn-toot-
ing of the unreasonable individual,
delayed one second too long In traf-
fic; and observe the glare of out-
raged dignity a woman driver gives'
you when you inform her she very'
nearly caused a wreck at the last'
corner by failing to hold out her
In Connecticut, the Comrissioner.
of Motor Vehicles has introduced a
questionnaire for applicants for
licenses,_ designed to show theirt
character, intelligence and judg-
ment. Perhaps he may add ques-1
tions to indicate whether or notI
they are conceited. At any rate,
the inconsiderate driver should be
refused a license until he proves.
that he knows what it's all about;
and the dreamy person who hogs1
the road and sails past stop lights
in self-absorbed oblivion should be

punished quite as drastictally as the I
drunken driver.

quate apprenticeship behind the,
wheel, are only passively investi-
gated, or overlooked entirely. Con-
ceit, we maintain, explains com-
paratively few accidents.
Campus Opinion
Contributors are asked to be brief,
confining themselves to less than 300
words if possible. Anonymous com-
municationss will be disregarded.wThe
namies of communicants will, however,
be regarded as confidential, upon re-
quest. Letters published should not be
construed as expressing the editorial
opinion of The Daily.
To The Editor:
As one who attended the last
meeting of the Michigan Socialist
Club I would like to challenge the
Michigan student body.
This challenge is adressed pri-
marily to those student who realize
the enormous extent to which the
events of the last two years have
brought fear, and appalling misery
to millions of American citizens. To
those as yet comfortably ignorant
I would- suggest that they make
;ome other survey of the situation
than the too prevalent shrug of the
shoulders which is a flagrant de-
nial of citizenship.
Since, as far as I am aware, the
Michigan Socialist Club is the only
group actively interested in the po-
litical, social, and economic ques-
tions of so vital significance to both
American and world-wide well-be-
ing, I challenge (1) those students
who believe that the present econ-
omic structure unmodified can
alone bring cultural advances and
increase material well-being, to use
this forum actively to defend and
discuss their views.
I challenge (2) that large group
cf liberals who believe that the
9resent economic structure some-
what modified by legislation can
alone bring both cultural develop-
ment and increased material well-
being, to use this forum to defend
their views in discussion.
I challenge (3) all professors, in-
structors, and assistants well in-
formed on cultural, political, social,
and economic topics to bring their
knowledge as a spear to their sin-
cere discussions.
I challenge (4) all those experi-
enced socialists who are skeptical
of college socialist clubs to come
' around some Wednesday evening
and meet other experienced social-
I might add that when a group
can unite from 60 to 70 people on
a hot midsummer evening as the
Michigan Socialist Club did last
Wednesday evening, one can hardly
doubt its vitality. M.E.

Gurpftcsh Whoofie, our nephew
and fourth assistant editor, died
last night. '
Glurpftcsh went out to Portage
lake for a swim. He ran down thel
dock and leaped off. Meanwhile,
the lake had receded several yards.t
Glurpftcsh came to the top, dashed
a bucket full of mud off his face,1
and pathetically, yet withal a bitf
ironically, he askedfor a cigarette.
He tapped the cigarette lovingly
against the dock.
"Lucky Strike," he said 'softly.
"Funny little fellow. I dropped one
down a manhole once and never
saw it again."
Then he lay back in the water,
and with one supreme effort he
cried: "The University, long may
it rave."
Four bricks hit him simultan-
eously. The spectators had misin-
terpreted his statement.
We went home and wept a little
over a few old graham crackers tid
m blue ribbon, but we soon recover-
ed our equanimity. After all, a bird
in the hand is worth a gift horse in
the mouth.
* * *
We attended the meetings of
the British and American Stu-
dents Conference on Inter-
national Affairs last week. Af-
ter considerable deliberation, we
have arrived at the conclusion
that the Grand Rapids room
of the League building is no
place to hold a conference.
Anyone is certain to feel pac-
ifistic at 100 degrees.
* * *
The Tribune, a ti-weekly news-
paper devoted to the best interests
of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw
county (adv.), states in a headline
that "149 less criminal cases for 6
mos. over year ago." We always
thought that something like that
was the case.
* * *
NEW YORK-The marriage on
July 8 of Miss Catherine Harriet
Kresge, daughter of the five-and-
ten cent store magnate, to Carlson
Wijk, naturalized British citizen,
has been anounced.
The daughter of Kresge, the
dime store magnate,
Has married a Briton, the
newspapers state
We'll bet Mr. Kresge feels
awfully sick
Concerning the union of
Kresge and Wijk.

Music Drama
BEETHOVEN: The Hammer-
klavier Sonata, Op. 106: arranged
for orchestra and conducted by Fe-
ix Weingartner with the Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra: Columbia
Masterworks Series. No. 153.
The term:"Hanmerklavier" is a
little misleading. Usually, in con-
nection with the Beethoven Son-
atas, it refers to the present work in
B flat major. But this only means
that Beethoven happened to use
German for the Italian, "piano-
forte." The distinction between
piano-forte, or Hammerklavier, and
harpsicord is fundamentally in the
manner of producing the tone: in
the harpsichord this is accom-
plished by plucking the string, in
the piano-forte by hitting it with
a hammer-whence its German
name, "Hammerklavier." Of the
works which we consider now to
have been written for the piano,
Beethoven wrote, up to and includ-
ing opus 31, for either harpsichord
or piano-forte, and some explicitly
for the piano-forte. From then on
he wrote only for the piano-forte.
His use of the term: Hammerklav-
ier, for two of the sonatas of the
last period (including the present
one) is difficult to explain. There
were not radical improvements in
the instruments at the time of their
composition. Grove ascribes it to a
"German fit,"' but possibly the
German word suggested more the
grand style of these later sonatas.
At any rate the introduction of
"Hammerklavier" coincides with the
introduction of the last period in
the sonatas (opus 101)-although
Beethoven, with characteristic in-
consistency, drops the German for
the Italian in opera 109-111.
The present sonata is divided in-
to the usual four movements: Al-
legro, Scherzo, Adagio and Allegro.
(The last movement is a fugue ex-
cept for the introductory five meas-
ures). There were doubtless many
technical difficulties in the way of
recording this sonata for the piano.
For one thing, it would be hard to
imagine anything approaching ade-
quate clarity in the piano repro-
duction of the fugue, and there are
many fortissimo parts which would
suffer either from being too soft
(to permit recording) or from blur-
ring if mechanical restrictions were
ignored. And so, from the stand-
pint of the phonograph at least,
the orchestral transcription was
Ernest Newman was very much
impressed by it as a piece of or-
chestration in its own right, and it
is undeniable that Mr. Weingart-
ner has caught the Beethovenian
orchestral idiom. But it is very
questionable whether the tran-
scription is justified except as a
recording expedient. The coher-
ence and unity in many places de-
pend on the homogeneous medium
of the piano; there are places, not-
ably the introductory chords, which
are almost meaningless in any oth-
er medium, and throughout there
is demanded a characteristic hard-
ness of concision which only the
piano affords.
Needless to say there is much that
the transcription communicates,
and a better performance might
more nearly approximate the piano
quality too. Mr. Newman was judg-
ing from the score of the transcrip-
tion which I could not find. Indeed
the performance is so weak that it
is hard to judge the music. The

first movement is too fast. Mr.
Weingartner apparently followed
the von Bulow tradition in regard
to the tempo, but that is doubtful
for the piano and certainly much
too rapid for an orchestra. The
Scherzo is more than half again
faster than von Bulow's indication
with the result that all subtlety is
sacrificed for the big lines. The
rhythm of the whole performance
is remarkably uneven and unpre-
cise for a professional organization,
and where it is regular it is me-
chanical. Entirely too many details
are lost.
But with .' that the album is
well worth having as the best avail-
able means of learning the music.
Few professional pianists can do a
decent job of it, and amateurs do
not dare approach it. These rec-
ords, for all their faults, present
the music in an assimilable man-
ner. That is enough to be thank-
ful for. Besides the recording is
exceptionally good. H.S.S.
Prof. Wassily Besekihsky, violin-
.st, Mr. Joseph Brinkman, pianist,
Hanns Pick, cellist, and Thelma
Lewis, soprano, will present a mis-
cellaneous program in the fourth
faculty ^oncert to be given this
evenirng at 8:15 o'clock in Hill audi-

-a maiden in distress or a
very clever woman - which?
Supporting Cast
Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy have
matrimonial differences.
the golf wizard teaches cor-
rect use of the

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Victor McLaglen
Jeanette MacDonald
Roland Young
Merry farce of
a wayward maid

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who didn't
often know
her mind but
always knew
her man.



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of you men

in college havy


screen Reflections
"The Maltese Falcon," with Bebe
Daniels and Ricardo Cortez at the
We've always hated these detec-
tive stories in which some friend of
the detective told us that he know
the hero was making mental notes,
and picking up this or that in the
corner, but not telling us what it
was all about. We knew that some-
thing stupendous was going on in-
side the detective's brain, but that
was all.
"The Maltese Falcon" is a de-
tective picture. But none of these
tricky ruses of the usual writer, ex-
cept once or twice. In fact the
only place we can remember is
where the detective speaks a few
rapid sentences of Chinese, but the
rest of the time he seemed to be
just as puzzled as we were. And
that helped us to enjoy the picture
all the more. Because the main
character was always asking "what
the game was," but never really,
getting a satisfactory answer.,
When, however, he did. find out,
we found out too.
Needless to say, the picture held

The bridegroom will probob-
ly cost him some money,
And good Mr. Kresge will
feel pretty funny
When he has to pay cash
for a son, and will fidg-
Et concerning the marriage
of Kresge and Wijk.
But that's all to good, be-
cause Kresge and co.
Have plenty of money and
don't need any more.
So let us sing praises to Her-
bert the Fish
And the heavenly union of
Kresge and Wijk.
The following bit of startling in-
formation about camp Grayling is
supplied by one of Ann Arbor's
leading afternoon papers:
"Down the company street for the
best part of a mile 4,500,00 men in
similar companies were drawn up,
waiting under the slowly climbing
sun that shown down on this most
picturesque military camp."
Well, anyway, there, were at least
*C * *
See the big, ambitious swimmer

iT ~ E4dTbjrhA-h-N4f

OU may call it toe itch, golf this fu
itch-the e doc 'may call it reinfec
ringworm-millions of people time th
who catch it, call it "Athlete's damp f
Foot"-but all of them are the
same. A ringworm parasite, Abst
tinea trichophyton by name,
causes that redness between the
toes with i-t-c-h-i-n-g. Tiny
blisters or a thick, moist skin Tests i
condition may be another symp- "lab "
tom. Again dryness, with little Absorb
scales, is a signal. like ti
"eAt least half of all adults wherev
suffer from it at some timne," th.n
says the U. S. Public Health l mi
Service. In universities as far examin
apart as Pennsylvania and Cali- the firs
fornia 50% of the men have it. menRio
And the co-eds are not immune Absoi L
either. handy.
It lurks in the very places ventiv(
where we all go for cleanliness exposu
and health-on the edges of floors.
swimming pools and showers- W.IF. Y
in gymnasiums-on locker- and Massacl
dressing-room floors. It spite of
modern sanitation (you have to
boil socks 15 minutes to kill it)

ngus parasite infects and
ts bare feet aL ;o:t any
Bey come i "i t3ac: with
rbine Jr. kills the
germ ( f'
in a famous New York
liacve revealed that
ine Jr. penetrates flesh-
ssues deeply and that
erit penetrates,iLT.ILLS
gworm germ.
ght not be a bad idea to
e your feet tonight. At
st sign of the symptoms
ned here, douse on
Jr. And keep a bottle
in your locker as a pre-
e. Use it after every
rie of bare feet on damp
At all druggists-$1.25.
Young, Inc., Springfield.

Aside from the question of con-; our interest to the very end. It
ceit, the practice of granting licen- 'causes one to wonder every minute
ses to anyone who can answer a just what is going to happen, and
few simple questions is continua- even after it is all over, one is still
ly to be flayed. The Connecticut, rather puzzled, but that enables
commissioner has the right idea, each spectator to finish the plot as
and his decision to tighten up the he sees fit. Richardo Cortez and
requirements for applicants is a Bebe Daniels lead a competent cast
step that should have been taken through this rather too-mysterious
years ago, and in every state in the mystery, Mr. Cortez as the private
union. We have never been able detective, and Miss Daniels as the
to understond why intelligent ve- adventuress in search of some two
hide commissioners are content to millions of dollars. The plot is
grant licenses to persons without very similar to any of the many
requiring a very thorough driving fanciful inventions of J. S. Fletcher
examination, in addition to the -valuable jewels from the middle
simple questionnaire that is at ages, and all that sort of thing.
present deemed sufficient in most, Nevertheless, we enjoyed it im-
states to indicate the applicant's mensely. And you'll split your sides
driving ability. watching Laurel and Hardy at-
Anyone with half a brain can tempting to enter an Austin in the
memorize a few simple rules and re- comedy.
tain them until the so-called "ex- Elmer.
amination" is safely passed. The
important quaifications such as This week's High-Pressure Prize
good judgment, knowledge of ve- goes to the salesman who sold a
hide to be controlled, and an ade- snowplow in Illinois the other day.

Doing the Australian crawl.
Someday he will get a cramp, so
It's a fine world after all. r
* * *
Whee! Astounding. Colossal. Stu-
pendous. Stark. Gorgeous. As-t
tounding. Colossal. Stupendous.r
You've never seen anything like
it, ..,... T'."morrow, or maybe the
next day ... A GENTLEMAN OF
PARTS ......A Rolls serial, com-i
posed by the Doctors Whoofie. A1
One coming to this column soon.'
Watch for it. Don't miss it. As-f

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