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grow up in overcrowded tenement districts. Proper
gymnasium facilities would undoubtedly be a big
step towards curtailing criminal activities, ac-
cording to many authorities on the subject.
Exercise for the individual is a fine thing.
Strangely enough, those fortunate enough in the
past to obtain a higher education have been
taught the value of keeping the body physically
fit. Those outside the realm of schools and col-
leges have been deprived, not only of the advan-
tages, but also of the incentives which make for
a healthier race.
Every boy and girl should be brought up to ap-
preciate the advantages of physical development
and the teaching of sports which will bring this
u about will undoubtedly utilize many of the spare

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hours which will result under our new system.
Aside from physical recreation there are many
avocations to occupy the hours of the individual
who finds himself faced with more leisure time
than .formerly. The world is virtually filled with
worth-while literature to be read, studied, enjoyed.
A good book has always been one of the first com-
panions of those who seek rest from work.
Personal avocations can be developed in any one'
of a thousand different fields. A study of the lives
of great men of the past will show that each has
haddis own method or methods for properly util-
.izing his share of spare moments.
If we will only give the same consideration to
the .proper occupation of those newly acquired
leisure hours as we have given to those working
days of the past we will find that it is still
possible to keep fully occupied. Activity is of
course a necessary attribute of human welfare. In
order to be contented it is necessary for the indi-
vidual to -be busy at something or other. But the-
problem of keeping busy during those recreational
hours we have recently inherited is a compara-
tively simple one. There is a broad field from
which to choose and it will be ever widening as
our needs increase. Positive interests in avocations
of the right kind will demonstrate that we have a
real use for those hours granted us through the
advanced civilization of mankind. They are ours
-let's use them properly.
Screen Refections
Four stars means 'bxtraordinary; three stars very
good; two stars good; one star just another picture;
no stars keep away from it.

Mrs. Buck's writings are a comment upon Chinese
life anymore than they are upon the meaning and
tragedy of life in any corner of the world. I am
positive, if she were living on some far-flung, re-
mote island in the East Indies, she would be writ-
ing of the people there with the same understand-
ing, the -same simplicity and forcefulness as she
does of the Chinese peasants. Hers is the art of
observing, understanding and interpreting that,
recognizes no locality.
Mrs. Buck's new book, THE-FIRST WIFE, and!
other stories, is divided into three sections totaling
fourteen stories. This is the first appearance of%
any of her short things in book form. .
The First Wife, the title story, is itself of suffi-
cient material to be classed as a novel. It deals
with the clash between the old and the new;
the slow giving away of the traditions of the East
to the demands of the West. It is the story of a
girl-bride of an arranged marriage and the malad-
justments that arise when her husband, who has
been educated at a -western university, returns
home. Yuan Li, the husband, finds his young wife
too ignorant and unsuited to fill her place in his
household. His work takes him to the capitol and
there he finds a young woman, who like himself
has been educated and who no longer is bound by
the traditional customs sof the 'Chinese; She is
fully equipped to take her place as an intellectual
equal to her husband. By various means Yuan Li
tries to rid himself of :his first wife, but genera-
tions of customs almost religious in their intensity
hinder him. When the first wife hears Yuan Li
deploring his unfortunate circumstance she takes
the only solution possible and hangs herself. Per-
haps Mrs. Buck has only told one side of the story,
but that is her aim as a novelist and she pre-
sents the scene with unfailing perception. Her
simplicity and tenderness makes it one of the most
compelling stories in current fiction.
The best stories are those comprising the section
on the Yangtse flood in 1931. Of these four Fath-
ers and Mothers stands out as a beautifully chis-
eled account of the suffering and misfortune
brought on when the river flooded fourteen and
a half million acres of cultivated land. It will be
remembered that this same catastrophe played an
important part in The Good Earth (Pulitzer Prize,
1931).

Hour of Recitation
8 9 10
Time of Examination
Thursday Friday Thursday 1
8-10 8-10 2-4
Hour of Recitation
1 2 3 All
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Friday
2-4
nther
ours

Examination for University Credit:
All students who desire credit for
work done in the Summer Session
will be required to take examinations
at the close of the Session. The ex-
amination schedule for schools and
colleges on the eight-week basis is as
follows:

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of the
SUniversity. Copy received at the office of the Summer Session until 3:30;
11:30 a. m. ,Saturday.

Smallest Grain
Crop In Years
SIn '33 Outlook

and Occupational Information: The
Bureau has received notice of the
following Civil Service Examinations:
Assistant Director of Social Work
(Warden's Asst.) in Penal Institu-
tions: $2,600 to $3,100; Junior Direc-
tor of Social Work (Junior Warden's
Asst.) in Penal Institutions, $2,000 to
$2,500. For further information,
kindly' call at the office, 201 Mason
Hall.
Michigan Repertory Players: The
final performance of C. L. Anthony's
Broadway success, "Autumn Crocus"
will be presented tonight at the Lydia
Mendelssohn theatre.
Michigan Repertory Players: Hip-
polytus will be presented on 2 nights,
Tuesday and Wednesday, August 15
and 16. Tickets are now available.
Baptist Students: 10:00 a. m. Sun-
day, at Guild House. Miss Lyda
McHenry will lead a discussion on
"Religion as it affects the success or
failure of individuals." 10:45, Church
worship. Mr. Norman B. Johnson
will speak on "The -Quest of Assur-
ance." 6:00 Students hour at GUILD
House.

Time of Examination
Thursday Thursday Friday Friday
4-6 10-12 10-12 4-6
Enrollment in University Element-
ary School: Membership lists in the
nursery, kindergarten, and grades of
the University Elementary School
are now being made .up for the year
1933-34. Parents interested in mak-
ing application for the entrance of
their children should inquire for in-
formation at the Office of the Direc-
tor, Room 2509, University Element-
ary School, or should telephone the
University, station 326.

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P EOPLE who have been eating
honey think an orange sour. Peo-
le who have been eating lemons think an orange
ery sweet. Thus goes an old proverb or would if
ny of the old-timers had been clever enough to
ink -of it.
:Robert Henderson's Dramatic Season is honey.
he Repertory Players are an orange (Oh yes
hey -arer) The average run of amateur stage
roductions is a lemon.
Every spring, the people of Ann Arbor gorman-
ise themselves on honey. When they are fed
ranges, they eat them willingly enough, but they
re not as appreciative as they might be. Conse-
uently, the splendid work done by the Players
oes almost unnoticed.
It is obvious that the people of Ann Arbor have
orgotten all about the lemons. We: advise them
o recall some of the amateur performances that
hey have seen in less fortunate towns.
Few indeed are the people who have never had
he misfortune of being present when the beard
ell off Shylock, or the curtain rose on a perfusely
erspiring and extremely embarrassed stagehand,
r Eva threw her hands over her face and ran
ff stage crying, or Juliet leaned too far over the
alcony, or Mrs. Malaprop was unable to see be-
ause of the wig over her eyes.
We do not wish to insult the players by inti-
iating that the only way in which they are su-
erior to the average amateur company is that
heir -beards do not come off. We can, have, and
ill continue to say many nice thirigs about .the
layers.
Anid our advice to the people who sit on their
ands at the Mendelssohn Theatre is to go and
ick a few lemons.

AT THE MICHIGAN
"ANOTHER LANGUAGE"
(Coming Sunday)
"Another Language" is an outstanding picture
because Broadway turns out good plays and good
actors and because Hollywood has a good director
and enough money to buy up the first two ingre-
dients.
E. H. Griffith's production of Rose Franken's
play, tricked up with Helen Hayes, the late Louise
Closser Hale, and dialogue by Donald Ogden Ste-
wart, can decidedly be placed alongside "Animal
Kingdom" and "Holiday" on the list of thought-
ful comedies Hollywood has done right by.
Ann Arborites who saw Robert Henderson's
presentation of the play here last spring will re-
member it as a thoroughly grown up comedy
written with an eye to the realities of living rather
than which flip phrase will sound best. The story
shows a sensitive girl in her attempt to fit into
the life and standards of her husband's stodgy
family, trying desperately to like their "homey"
sentimentality, their stale jokes, the smell of cab-
bage which spiritually permeates the Hallam
house, trying also to be liked by them. She* finds
eventually that she must fail, not because she
was unable'to make the adjustment,- but because
the Hallams refuse to accept her good intentions.
"I believe all the Hallams in the world are
right," says the girl. "They're so dreadfully sure
you're what they think you are, that they make
you believe it yourself." That is the eternal trag-
.edy- of the pitiful little struggle the individualist
makes for acceptance by the group. It isn't so
much that the individual is wrong, or the group
either, as that they make the individual feel he is.
"Another Language" is not a startling achieve-
ment on the part of Hollywood; it is an adequate
recording of a good cast in a good play, and little
more. Helen Hayes and Louise Closser Hale give
the excellent performances which could be ex-
pect.ed, and Robert Montgomery changes his
screen *personality to the extent of not inter-
fering with the relationships of the story. "An-
other Language" should not be missed, whether
you are a Hallam or the opposite (and let us
hope -you are the opposite).
AT THE WHITNEY
"THE NIGHT CLUB LADY"
(Showing Saturday through Tuesday)
Thatcher Colt, that suave, cultured, handsome
New York police commissioner of fiction who
solved baffling murder mysteries in the Anthony
Abbot books, comes to the screen at the Whitney
today in the person of Adolphe Menjou. The
title is "The Night Club Lady."
The detective in- this crime film is confronted
with the murder of Lola Carewe, the night club
lady. She was warned in a note that she would
die at midnight and Thatcher Colt and his de-
tectives were guarding her closely at the time
in her apartment. Just as the clock reached the
hour, Lola Carewe gave a shriek and fell over
dead. A doctor pronounced death due to heart at-
tack but Colt was not fooled. He pursued his in-
vestigation with a picture of a man dead for
years as his only clew, until, by a final stroke
of daring, he solved the crime and got a con-
fession from its perpetrator.
The supporting cast in this Columbia release in-
cludes Mayo Methot, who was in the Broadway
stage production of "Torch Song," Skeets Gal-
lagher, Ruthelma Stevens, Blanche Friderici, Al-
bert Conti, Greta Granstedt, Nat Pendleton, Wil-
liam von Brincken, Niles Welch, Ed Brady, and
Gerald Fielding.
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King How
o Work.

Thne.tird section is concerned wimh the evou-
tion. Of these !stories Father Andrea is of ex-
ceptional merit. Wang Lung in this group is of
special interest. Around this character Mrs. Buck
built her highly successful novel, The Good Earth,
which was titled Wang Lung until it reached the
publishers.
Those who have read any of Pearl Buck's novels
will welcome this volumeof short stories. Students
of fiction writing will find it of particular inter-
est. The book is so proportioned as to make for
excellent summer reading. The stories range from
six pages to a short novel, and the shorter ones
are no less complete and vivid for their size.
Though her stories are restricted to foreign soil,
with this, her fourth book, Pearl S. Buck takes her
place among the foremost American women writ-
ers. Any criticism directed 'toward the committee
for awarding her the Pulitzer Prize of 1931 be-
cause her subject matter did not pertain to the
American scene becomes of no consequence when
the quality of her writing is considered.
-H. S. S.
Washington
Off The Record
By SIGRID ARNE
GOv. "ALFALFA 'BILL".MURRAY of Oklahoma,
handle-bar moustaches and all, registered re-
cently at one of the town's most hoity-toity hotels.
Political observers believe he is disturbed by the
appointments in his state. But he was non-com-
mittal about his errand here.
Looking very gubernatorial, he announced: "I've
come up to see .about getting a code for reseating
pants."
A BOMBSHELL exploded softly in the women's
battle for equal rights.
The agenda for the Seventh InternationaCon-
ference of the American States arived with the
sub-title, "Political and Civil Rights of Women."
This is the first time the subject has come up in
such a meeting.
The conference will be held in December in
Montevideo, Uruguay, down in the region where
women still know more about lace fans than
about typewriters.
GOOD-NATURED Herr Alexander von Wuthe-
nau, third secretary of the German embassy,
has a new ambition.
He wants to arrive at Bremerhaven piloting one
of the stern-wheel Mississippi river boats he saw
recently.
The craft fascinated him by its rhythmic belch-
ing of smoke from the stacks, followed by a twin-
whistling .steam exhaust.
"Think of how my friends would gasp," says the
diplomat.
THE rumor persists that the only manufacturer
of horse collars in the country is wandering
about the department of commerce trying to write
a code .for himself.
IDNEY HILLMAN, labor adviser on the indus-
trial recovery board, is in imminent danger
of acquiring a dress shirt.
He was arguing at a large code meeting about
unemployment in the shirt industry. His opponent
was R. O. Kennedy, a Troy, N. Y., manufacturer,
who insisted that there is a difference between
"dress" and "work" shirts.
"But aren't dress shirts almost a thing of the
past?" asked Hillman, referring more to styles
than to materials.
"Don't say that," protested Kennedy, "or I'll
sell you one.
SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE Wallace is the
only one of the new administrative speed de-

Teacher's Certificate: All candi-'
dates for the Teacher's Certificate
in August (except graduate students
who will take a degree at that time)
are required to pass a Comprehensive
Professional Examination in Educa-
tion. This examination will be held
on this morning, at 8 o'clock in the
Auditorium of .the University High
School .
All students planning to take this
examination on August 12th should
leave word with the Recorder of the
School of Education, Room 1437
U.E.S., at once.
C. O. Davis, Secretary
The General Library will be closed
September 4-7 inclusive to permit
the making of necessary repairs. Per-
sons desiring the use of library books
during this period should consult
in advance with the Chief of Circu-
lation or the Librarian's office.
S. W. McAllister,
Associate Librarian
Exhibition of Recent Housing: A
collection of views and charts illus-
trating European Housing projects is
now hung in the ground floor corri-
dor of the Architecture Building. The
exhibition will continue through
Tuesday, August 15.
To All Students Having Library
Books:
1. Students having in their pos-
session books drawn from the Uni-
versity Library are notified that such
books are due Monday, August 14,
before the impending examinations.
2. Students who have special need
for certain books between August 14
and 18 may retain such books for
that period by applying for permis-.
sion at the office of the Superintend-
ent of Circulation on or before Au-
gust 14.
3. The names of all students who
have not cleared their records at
the Library by Tuesday, August 15,
will be sent to the Recorder's Office,
where their credits will be held up
until such time as said records are
cleared, in compliance with the regu-
lations of the Regents.
S. W. McAllister,
Associate Librarian
University Bureau of Appointments

Summer Session Students: The
last Summer Session dance will be
held tonight from 9:00 p. m. to 12:00
p. m. in the Michigan League. Come
with or without partners.
Macha do Must
Leave If Cubna
Gets New deal
(Continued from Page 1)
of the Government's external and
internal debt to put it on a lower in-
terest basis and provide for a longer
amortization period.

3-Arrangement of a sugar produc-
tion quota. These negotiations for a
regional sugar control among the
cane covered islands southeast and
west of the United States and the
consuming nations of this Govern-
ment and Mexico have one a long
way toward completion.
However, the State Department
is definitely understood to be favor-
ing a higher quota for sugar im-
portations here from, Cuba than the
tentative figure of 1,750,000 tons. At
least two million tons annually, the
figure of importations during the
,heydey of Cuban production, is in
prospect.
4-The State Department is work-
ing on reciprocal tariff agreements
with Cuba.
The Administration discounts to
the limit suggestions that foreign
credlitors of Cuba are interfering or
prompting the political disturbance
on the island. There are huge invest-
ments there, but it is believed the
creditors would be delighted to have
order restored and some slight pros-
pect given of a little return, at least,
on their investments.
The regional sugar allotment plan
includes all of the neighboring sugar
producing countries such as Cuba,
Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the Phil-
ippines, and the consuming nations.
The principal object is to stabilize
this great money crop by controlling
production to consumption such as
President Roosevelt is seeking in the
wheat and cotton industries in this
country.

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DID YOU SAY 12c ?
DETROIT, Aug. 11-(A)-It was the
principle of the thing and not the
Imoney involved that caused Mrs.
Selma Carlson to sue two policemen
for $5,000 each, charging false arrest.
Her attorney, Charles E. George, ex-
plained this Tuesday before Judge
Homer Ferguson in Circuit Court.
We realize how hard it is sometimes
for officers to know what constitutes
a legal arrest," he said.
"In that case," cut in Judge Fer-
guson, "you should be satisfied with
nominal damages."
"Yes," agreed Lawyer George.
"Then I award you six cents dam-
ages from each officer," said the
Judge.
REST HAVENS FOR TALL CORNS
DESIMOINES, Aug. 11-(/P)-Road-
side parks in every county will pro-
vide rest havens for the traveler
crossing Iowa when a Federal con-
servation corps project is completed.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.-('
One of the smallest crops of grain
harvested in the United States in
this century was forecast by the crop
reporting board of the Department of
Agriculture, which attributed the
condition to drauth damage through
the Middle West.
Its report, based on Aug. 1 condi-
tions, indicated the second smallest
corn crop since 1901, the smallest
wheat crop since 1898 and an oats
crop of about one-half of that last
year.
The board said the drauth had af-
fected a larger area than that in
1930, practically the whole of the
United States being injured as of
July 1.
The area in acute distress is
smaller now, it added, being limited
chiefly to the panhandle of Texas,
Western Oklahoma and Southwest-
ern Kansas and to an area extend-
ing from Central South Dakota into
Southwestern Minnesota.
"So far as can be told at this time
with early grains now all threshed
and late corn dependent on weather
conditions for some months ahead,
total grain production this year will
be 16 per cent less than in any of the
last 10 years and 24per cent less
than the, average production during
that period," the board said.
The indicated production of corn
was placed at 2,273,019,000 bushels
compared with 2,876,000,000 last year.
The crop this year was listed Aug.
1 as 65.5 per cent, of normal.
The wheat crop of all types was
estimated at 499,671,000 bushels,
more than 100,000,000 less than the
amount of wheat normally required
in this country for food, feed and
seed.
This compares with a crop last
year of 726,000,000 bushels.
Winter wheat production was
listed at 340,355,000 bushels and all
spring wheat production at 159,316,-
000 bushels.
The board forecast the oats crop
at 666,745,000 bushels, compared with
1,238,000,000 last year, and an aver-
age production from 1926 of 1930, of
1,190,000,000 annually.
The condition of the oats crop
was rated as 45.7 per cent of nor-
mal, and the condition of all spring
wheats 44.6 per cent of normaL The
winter wheat yield per acre was esti-
mated at 12.7 bushels per acre, based
on reports from regions where the
crop has been threshed.

N OW THAT we have been shown
that too much work is bad eco-
ically for this country, our people face the
e task of learning what to do with the leisure
rs-enforced through the added pioductive effi-
cy of improved machinery and the shortened
king time brought about by government codes.
i the past we have . taught our children that
C was,the only virtue and that play was only
ipplementary activity with which to fill in
odd hours. Today the story is different. We
more leisure time than ever before and from
.ndications our children will have even still
e. Where industrial plants formerly compelled
and women to work from daylight to dark-we
'hear reports of hours being shortened to
,y and thirty-five a week.
ae farmers, who used to labor hard and long,
n seven days a week, are now being told that
must work less and raise less if the wish to
the support of the government. Excessive
uction effort has been shown to be a handicap
organized efforts are on the way to stop it.
much work is a bad thing. for our country, we
been shown, and steps are now being taken
irtail much of the activity of the past.
now we are faced with the problem of learn-
hings to do that are not work. We must fill
lose odd hours which are rapidly increasing in
ber by doing things which will not come
r the head of production but will be classi-
as play.
,turally the best recreation is that which will
to develop the individual in some manner or
r. In the past we have pointed to vocational
ation as a means for occupying iany of
spare hours. In the present age, however,
dlucation which attempts to fit an individual
yr for work is a bad thing also. The sort of
ation which is to find favor under our new

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