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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1'

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The Michigan Daily
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THURSDAY, JMLY 7, 1932
Polities: A Field
For College Grduates. .
It has been traditional that the only way to
enter the field of politics, meaning both politics
and ornment service, has been via the profes-
sion of law. Today, with employment so difficult
to obtain, the average college graduate should
be able to enter this field of endeavor without
the legalistic training.
College students, as a rule, have never serious-
ly conidered politics as one of the fields from
whih to choose a vocation. The Yale ally News
recently gave as its reason for this condition
the crookedness of politics. A series of interviews
with other college editors, however, brought out
afteth point, namely that politicians and gov-
effiinent' servants were too poorly paid. And so,
with comparative riches beckoning from the
coiimercial field,'-most graduates have postponed
political careers until a sizeable income has af-
forded them leisure and experience to try for
better positions.
Tofey, ho vever, few menibers of the classes of
1if W or 1932 are willing to let the ejuestion of the
ramount of compensation ente- into the problem
of getting a job. All are willing to take anything,
aid await promotion to better fields during bet-
terA times. And in considering his possibilities for
fatre -ervce, the yong man might well reflect
oft the gains to be made by serving his country.
We believe college men would constitute an ex-
cellent class from which to recruit public serv-
ants. While a college training does not neces-
saily turn out a hearty back-slapper or a polish-
ed rhetorician it does turn out a man who
sfbuld be able to mingle with large groups of
ay type and be at ease with them. It usually
trains a man in the theoretical aspect of govern-
\ment and also teaches him the practical me-
chanics of iA. He studies, from afar, of course,
the sc1al, economic, political and religious ques-
tions facing the country, and althougl this class-
rion work nay be far fibm practical, it gives
him a background with which to start.
Colege men would do politics a great deal f
g$.d. They should raise the general tone of poli-
tics above that which it has now; thse men es-
pecially who bemoan the ignorance and apparent
stttpidity of politicians in power could show their
\wtllingness to help by entering the field. Perhaps
a generation of college men in legislative as well
as other brahches of the government would
create a governmental class which wold lack
sohe -of the defects of the present one.
It is in the very nature of a college that it
should train men for public service. This was
Woodrow Wilson's conception of a university, and
he attempted to carry out his philosophy in the
academic world at 'Princeton. With the many
fields open in politics, there is no reason why the
well-equipped college graduate should not rise
to prominence in this manner and yet perform
a service to his fellow men of greater value than
he might in the comnniercial world.
Such Fl*ihs
Are Useless.. ..
There was some small point in the first of the
tmans-Atlantic flights. It was a demonstration of
the fact that the airplane might someday be-
come a factor in trans-oceanic communication,
in fthe carrying of passengersibetween Europe
and America, and in the expedition of mail serv-
ices,.
But there has been no point to the flights which
have been attempted since that time. Airplanes
have improved but slightly since the day in 1927
when Lindbergh flew to France. Many of the
projected flights have reached a tragic ending
ti some unknown part of the ocean. Others have
proved disastrous before they ever reached the

outer limits of land. Only one lesson is to be
learned from these subsequent flights, and that
'is the fact that air travel and communication,
uider the conditions which surround oceanic fly-'
ing, is not yet safe and will not become an ac-
complished factor in civilization for some time.
It is to this same 'class that the flight of James
Matters and Bennett Griffin must be allocated.
"Spectacular" it certainly is, "hazardous," no one
will deny. Perhaps they will break the Post-
Gatty record. But what .of it?

FACULTY CONCERT
A Review By
Mary Spaulding, '34SM
For the opening summer concert, held Tuesday
evening in Hill auditorium, several faculty mem-v
bers of the School of Music combined their tal-
ents to present a truly musical program',
Beethoven's "Trio" Opus 1, No. 3, the first
number offered, was expertly performed. The
Mozartean quality of this early Beethoven was
nicely interpreted by Mr. Besekirsky, violinist,
MV. Pick, cellist, and Mr. Brinkman, pianist.
Their tone was good, both individual and corpor-
ate, and indicated much playing together. They
have a sensitive attitude toward their music and
have shown intelligence by sufficiently suppres-
sing their own personalities to produce fine en-
semble work.
Miss Thelma Lewis was the soloist, on the pro f
;ram. Despite tonally uncertain moments and an
verstraining at times, she sh'owed herself tor
:ave a definite histrionic ability and a voice of<
brilliant timber. Her first number was a Mas-a
senet aria which was a bit beyond her power.
Her rendition of Sadero's "In Mezo al Mar," how-
-ver, was charming. She does this sort of thing
Nell and, at times, wins her audience completely.
Why not offer more of it? Dunhill's "The Cloths
>f Heaven," Brahms' "Alte Liebe," and Clokey's
'Dawn" were also included by her o the pro-
gram.
Turina's "Theme and- Variations -- Sonate"
)roved the trio's versatility. A little uncomfor-
tablyj placed on a program containing BeethovenY
and Cesar Franck, it nevertheless held its own1
Iuite well. A light, attractive piece, it proved to
be entertaining.,
Franck's "Sonate for Piano and Violin"-one
of/his three best chamber works-was performed
2apably and with feeling. Mr. Brinkman and Mr.
Besekirsky were so absorbed in this music that
they were completely "in" it. In fact, the hearert
listened to Franck rather than to the perfor-j
mers. This sonate is a lovely work. It has a cer~
tain closeness, a restrained intensity, a passion-
remembered-jn-solitude quality that is compell-1
ng. It is the type of music that is usually tri-
outed to the older masters only, so great is its
beauty. And yet it was written in the latter part
of the nineteenth century. Its performance this
evening had a moral attached, a moral that said:
there is something new under the sun, and it
does not have to be erratic to be4w,
Screen 'ReeIecions
"GRAND 'OTEL"
COMING TO THE
MAJESTIC THEATRE
At last-the year's big picture, which Ann Ar-
bor has been waiting for, has been announced
for local presentation. "Grand Hotel," an
M-G-M production, will be shown as a legitimate
engagement at the Majestic theatre beginning
a week from today and running through Friday
and Saturday.
This is the first time since the days of "Ben-
Hur" that any picture has been "roadshowed"
nationally. Two shows will be given here on the
14th, 15th and 16th each, one at 2:30 and another
at 8:30. All seats for these shows are reserved,
and tickets may be purchased now, the manage-
ment states.
The cast of "Grand Hotel"
has been termed by the produ- ,
errs as the most remarkable
ever assembled for a single
production, for it includes, .
Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, -
Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery,
Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone,
Jean Hersholt, Tully Marshall
and others. Edmund Goulding
directed the show from a spe- **QPM 0
cial motion picture treatment
prepared with the assistance of Vivki Baum, au-
thor of the play. (Goulding's recent productions
are "The Trespasser" and "Devil's Holiday.")
Goulding says his intention in bringing Miss
Baum's stage success 'to the screen was to use
the camera as a "walking personality," letting it
follow the tangled destinies of the central char-
actors as would an invisible onlooker, and as did
Miss Baum in the book. B. C.
AT THE MAJESTIC
"THE FAMOUS FERGUSON CASE"
KIND: Contrast of conservative and sensa-
tional journalism.
STARRING: Joan Blondell.
FEATURING: Grant Mitchell, Vivienne Os-
borne, Adrienne Dore.
BEST SHOT: The husband of the woman
whom the sensational reporters have brought to
her death enters the room to have it out with the
tabloid representative.

WORST SHOT: A tiresome harangue delivered
by the aforementioned tabloid journalist, this
time attempting to make the country' sob-sister
go wrong.
RATINGs: Good, but the mule-kick it might
have has been robbed by other movies treating
the same theme.
OTHER A TTRACTIONS: .Edgar K e n n e d y
comedy fairly good); travelogue (boring); and
news (with another tiresome fest of horse-races).
A Washington
BYSTANDER
By Kirke Simpson
WASHINGTON, July 6.-(AP)-One of those
many unwritten books The Bystander would like
to read is Al Smith's personal narrative of his
political career. Perhaps it would disclose the
real story of the break between Friend Al and
Friend Frank Roosevelt that has played so large
a part in current American political history.
If there was one question more than any other
asked during the democratic convention, it was
ps to that.
Washington political reporters are supposed to
know all about those things when men of presi-
dential nomination caliber are involved.
Not On The 'Inside'

men; but it even was reflected in some parts of
the party platform adopted in Chicago.
A thought of all this came to The ,Bystander
during the Chicago meeting, while Smith was
making his dramatic and powerful appeal for
adoption of the prohibition plank, flatly favoring
repeal of the a-mendment.'
ie was in good form, the crowd was with him
on the floor and in the galleries. Victory for the
plank that well could be styled the Smith plank
was asured.
Smith was soon to be placed in nomination
for another try as party standard bearer.
Yet ihere was something about him, assured,
positive, dominating as he appeared then, that
suggested he did not expect to win.
"I was four years ahead of my time (on re-
peal)" h, said, "and just look what has happen-
ed to me,"
Is This A (Au
Cai that e- a clue to the bveak between Friend
Al and Friend Frank? Does it imply that to
Smith's mind it should have been the part of
Friend Frank to carry on again for Friend Al
rather than go out for the no ,ination oil his
own hook? Who but Friend Al knows.
Editorial Comment

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BORAH FOR PRESIDENT ON
PROHIBITION TICKET?
(Ann Arbor Daily News)
The Prohibition party is striving to take ad-
vantage of a situation to get a real foothold in
national politics. Some of its leaders, notably
National Chairman D. Leigh Colvin, believe that
the resubmission and repeal planks of the two
major parties, combined with Senator Borah's
bolt from the Republican platform because of
the convention's action on the eighteenth amend-
ment, offer an opportunity for a strong impres-
sion to be made in the November election by an
organization that hitherto has been merely per-
functory.
Borah is an out-and-out dry. Both the Repub-
licans and Democrats have gone wet, in the es-
timation of many prohibitionists. So why not
make.an effort to deflect the prohibitionists from
both major parties and, with Borah as the pres-
idential candidate, give them a real run for their
money?
It looks like a chance to do something. But
probably more harm than good would be done
to the prohibition cause.
Only by something closely resembling a poli-
tical miracle could the Prohibition party's presi-
dential candidate get to first base. Borah prob-
ably would struggle along farther than any other
dry political leader, but a victory for him is in-
conceivable. With all the drys from -both the Re-
publican and Democratic ranks supporting him,
he might get into the White house, but he would
not have such support. The conservative drys-
and they are legion-are likely to stand by their
parties, realizing that, regardless of whether the
next President is a Republican or Democrat, the
eighteenth amendment cannot be removed from
the Constitution except by the will of the people.
The Republican plank pledges resubmission,
but the party did not go wet. The Democratic
plank pledges resubmission, and the party went
wet. But the party's attitude will have little ef-
fect, in either case, on the outcome of the prohi-
bition battle. The people of three-fourths of the
states, expressing their wills through state con-
ventions, must sanction repeal before it can go
into effect.
A victory for either of the major parties at the
polls next November will not mean a victory for
the wet cause.
Resubmission only is pledged. And why should
the Prohibitionists oppose resubmission? Why
should they decline to refer the important issue
to a decision by the voters of the nation?
The Prohibition party, with Senator Borah as
the presidential candidate, presumably would be
pledged to prevent the issue from coming to a
vote. Pledged, in other words, to refrain from
recognizing a cardinal principle of Democratic
government.
Why organize against resubmission, when re-
submission offers a decision by the people?
Should not the drys, who succeeded in their cru-
sade for national prohibition only by virtue of
that constitutional right to submit such ques-
tions to the people, refuse to listen this time to
the voice of the nation? Why should they, ap-
parently so confident of the support of the Amer-
ican citizens, decline to let, the citizens express
themselves?
Many drys do not take that attitude; Many be-
lieve a new showdown is necessary. Many will
vote their party tickets and let nature take its
course.
The time for this prohibition crusade will be
after congress votes to submit the question.
A third party, dedicated to the cause of pre-
venting submission, could not make much of an
impression-with or without Borah, And we en-
tertain the notion thakt Mr. Borah is well aware
of that fact
G(O1D OLD SOL
(Daily Illini)
Worshippers of Apollo, we salute thee! It is
becoming increasingly evident that a number of
sun tan complexions are in the process of man-
ufacture on the campus. These heroes who pos-
sess the intestinal fortitude to face the multitude
in a Toyally sizzled epidermis deserve something
or other which we do not or never will have the
power and authority to award.
Old Sol's rays were made for something else
besides nourishing the garden onions, but it was
hardly for the purpose of putting on a complex-
ion that resembles a Londoner's nose after 'three
weeks on the left bank. Here, in the interests of
humanity and the University students in partic-
ular, we draw.the line. For the ladies, to the
ladies, and at the ladies ii particular we hurl our
bouquets of pansies and advice. If you must take
sun baths do it gradually and not with the ven-
geance that results in a partial peeling on the
second day.
There was a bride's cook book or a booklet on
"Forty Ways to Make a Gin Rickey," (we forget
which) in which we once read a receipe for mak-

ing toast. It recommended that you put the toast
on, burn it to a crisp, and then take it to the
sink and scrape it. Needless to say this does not
work out so well on the human frame when an
even complexion is desired both by the posses-
sor and the poor public that must view the awful
spectaoie dyring classes and at other hodirs when
it is inevitable that one must stay awake at least
part of the time.

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