THE MICHIGAN DAILY
FRIDAY, JULY 7, 1933
1E MICHIGAN DAILY
icial Publication of the Summer Session
at home in conditions abroad and lead to a wider
study of foreign literature, history, and language.
In one respect do European countries surpass the
United States. This is one of the few occidental
nations where the study of modern foreign lan-
guages is not compulsory for all public school
Since prejudices and beliefs in adults are much
harder to break down than those in children,
probably the most feasible plan for arousing in-
terest and understanding among peoples would be
one which would apply to the young. If exchange
classes could be sent between schools in the United
States and those in European countries; if chil-
dren's festivals and celebrations could be con-
ducted on an international scale; if, in short,
children of the various nations could repeatedly
and frequently be brought into close and friendly,
enjoyable contact with each other, the future of
pacifism in the would would be considerably
brighter than it is today.
This is the concluding article of a series
of three' treating on disarmament prob-
lems. The Editor.
trienne, is the leading lady and other principal
parts are played by Wally Wales, Duke Lee, Buf-
falo Bill, Jr., Lafe McKee, Blackie Whiteford, and
In the past, both Wally Wales and Buffalo Bill,
Jr., have played in starring roles for Pathe and
became popular in Western films. Here, for per-
haps the first time, they play together in a sim-
"Deadwood Pass" is a mystery story which was
directed by J. P. McGowan, and it supplies the
action and suspense usually found in that type of
production. Added attractions include the second
in the series of films starring Harry Carey and
Noah Beery, "Devil Horse;" and a Mickey Mouse
cartoon and separate comedy.
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TFing Off In
The London Parley
Will Continue . .
M ANY have criticized the action of
President Roosevelt in refusing to
allow a discussion of monetary problems at the
London trade parley. Most of those who were
seriously "put out" by his action are across the
seas of course and their protests have reached the
United States as an undercurrent of grumnbling
which is easy tounderstand. But there are those
in this country who feel that for once the chief
executive has gone a bit too far.
On the other hand, those who uphold his de-
cisiveness in "standing pat" when the time arrived
to do so, feel that his step in this instance was a
brilliant one primarily because it came as an ab-
ject refusal to sacrifice the American dollar in
favor of the French franc. This is true, and yet,
underneath, we see a far-reaching effect of the
President's action which supersedes even this re-
And that effect is the attitude which has been
created in the minds of foreign diplomats toward
this nation and the man who is now serving as
its leader. By this one statement of President
Roosevelt's it has become plain that we will no
longer dawdle when international relationships
are at stake. In the past Uncle Sam has attended
all conferences seeking toward international good-
will apparently blindfolded, and has returned
from them practically scalped. But this time there
can be no question as to the outcome. Roosevelt
has virtually stated, "If you chaps care to play
ball, here we are; if not, then goodbye!"
The first actual results of his ultimatum are
now coming home to the American leader. The
London parley will be continued, recent reports
state, and all talk of monetary matters will be
set aside. ,
If the French or any other people care to stab-
ilize their currency it is not to be done at the
expense of the United States. This much has been
made plain. And President Roosevelt and the
American people will not be made fools. That also
has been made equally plain-and we believe it to
be the most fortunate result of the President's
forcefulness in directing the American representa-
tives at the London conference.
"UNCLE TOM'S CABIN"
By DAVID MOTT
The history of the American theatre shows no
parallel to the popularity of "Uncle Tom's Cabin,"
a revival of which is scheduled for the fourth pro-
duction of the Michigan Repertory Players' sum-
mer season. In its day it has been performed be-
fore more people and has made more money
than any other play written in modern times.
Yet Harriet Beecher Stowe, who wrote the story
that helped to light the fires of the Civil War and
from which the play was bodily taken, never re-
ceived a penny of royalty! There were no copy-
right laws then, no protection for the author of a
novel from a playwright's assault. From the days
of Shakespeare until recent times plagiarism was
an accepted practice. Charles Dicken's stories were
seized upon by theatre managers, turned into
plays by ready dramatists and presented publicly
before the stories' endings were printed in their
original serial form.
The dramatization of Mrs. Stowe's book was
made by George L. Aiken and was evidently begun
immediately on the book's publication, or even be-
fore, while the tale was running serially in The
National Era. Both the book and the play ap-
peared in 1852 and bore the title of "Uncle Tom's
Cabin, or Life Among the Lowly."
Since that time many other dramatizations of
the great Abolitionist novel have been made, but
none have been so successful as the one made
by Aiken. On a later occasion Mrs. Stowe made a
dramatization of the novel herself, but it con-
tained so few elements of the theatre that it was
Never having been drawn to the theatre, she
did not think of dramatization until Aiken's play
appeared. When the play was produced she was
profoundly surprised. She seems, however, never
to have resented the dramatization or its success.
On the first occasion of her witnessing a perform-
ance of the play, she was somewhat confused by
it, and asked her friend Charles Dudley Warner,
who sat in the box with her, to explain the plot
of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" to her.
George L. Aiken poured the substance of Harriet
Beecher Stowe's work into the conventional molds
of mid-Victorian drama. Though the forms of that
drama are crude by present day standards, Aiken's
play has persisted. Each producer and "Uncle
Tom" manager has made his own version of it.
It has been tricked out with dramatic effects,
melodrama, scenic novelties, animals, and comic
episodes, but it marches on.
The success of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is attrib-
uted to the sincerity with which the author wrote
the book. It was a simple emotional protest
against slavery. Though heavily burdened with
household cares, the mother of six children, she
found time to write on a problem which troubled
her deeply. The legend goes that she wrote the
first chapters on brown wrapping paper which she
had pinned in the back of her cook-book. And we
are told that she found her husband "dissolved in
tears" when he had found the manuscript, which
convinced her of its true worth.
Four stars means extraordinary; three stars very
ood; two stars good; one star just another picture;
no stars keep away from it. .
AT THE MICHIGAN
A ROTTEN DEAL
In the first picture filmed since their marriage,
Ruth Chatterton and George Brent appear to-
gether in "Lilly Turner," the screen version of the
stage success of the same name. It is an interest-
ing movie possessing unusual sequences and a few
good shots, but it is far below the standard which
Miss Chatterton set for herself in the ultra-smart,
sophisticated type of role with which she is us-
The play is typical of the sort about which it
is hard to make up one's mind. The cast is good,
including, in addition to Miss Chatterton and
George Brent, Guy Kibbee, Frank McHugh, and
Marjorie Gateson. It evidences fine direction, and
good filming so it seems that the lacking qualifi-
cation must be the play itself and perhaps the fact
that Miss Chatterton never should have been cast
in the title role of such a picture.
There is something so terribly incongruous
about this excellent actress playing the part of a
"cooch" dancer that the mind is automatically
turned away from what few good qualities the
show might possess. And yet it is impossible to
forget that it is Miss Chatterton playing the part,
and she does know how to act, even in such a
far-fetched character role.
Then too, the picture is a bit overdone. Instead
SCREEN LIFE IN HOLLYWOOD
By HUBBARD KEAVY
HOLLYWOOD-R)-"I didn't think they'd ever
That was movieland's reaction when it heard
that Mary Pickford planned to separate from
her traveling man husband, Douglas Fairbanks.
Hollywood thought it was impossible.
The town has become accustomed to hearing
rumors of rifts at Pickfair-the Fairbanks million
dollar mansion-but it felt somehow that the
movies' "first couple" would, after 13 married
years, continue to live together anyway because
the world expected it.
No man and wife in the movies ever attained
the international popularity enjoyed for so many
years by Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Fairbanks. Their,
professional popularity was due in a great meas-
ure to the fact they were looked upon as the ideal
pair, the happiest prominent couple in a city
where separations and divorces are almost every-
Seemingly, too, their great romance had the ef-
fect of increasing their popularity, for it kept
their names before the public almost constantly.
There always was a fanfare when Doug, in some
far off place, would announce he had to be with
Mary by Christmas eve. And then he'd travel on
the fastest boats and planes to do it.
Often, too, Mary would stop whatever she was
doing to rush to Europe to meet Doug. This con-
tinued even after the rumor of their divorce
popped up often enough to be labeled by Doug as
"the annual report."
Mary Holds Her Public
The hold of "America's Sweetheart" on her
public was so great that it is doubtful if even
the knowledge of her leaving the Roman Catholic
church after her divorce from Owen Moore and
marriage to Fairbanks caused any appreciable
drop in her popularity.
And, incidentally, no other cinema actress ever
has managed to hold her public so long as has
"America's Sweetheart" which is further proof
that the world looked upon Mary and her private
life as something quite unique.
How Mary's admission of the breach between
her and her husband will affect that all-impor-
tant following that has made her a world figure
is a matter of conjecture even to her, as well
as to movietown in general. It will make no dif-
ference to those who pay to see Mary Pickford,
But how about those who pay to see Mary
Pickford because she is Mary Pickford and all
that the name represents? That is the question
Excursion No. 5-Ford Plant, River
Rouge, Wednesday afternoon, July
12. ( Repetition of Excursion No. 3).
This second Ford Plant Excursion is:
arranged for those students who were
unable to go on the trip July 5. The
nominal bus fare of $1.00 is the only
expense for the trip. The party
meets in front of Angell Hall at 12:45
Wednesday afternoon and arrives in
Ann Arbor at 5:30 p. m. Reservations
must be made before 5:00 Tuesday,
July 11, in Room 9, University Hall.
University Bureau of Appointments'
and Occupational Information: All
summer school students who wish to
register for positions, business or
professional, will please call at the
office of the Bureau, 201 Mason Hall,
for registration forms. This is the
last day of registration for the sum-
Prof. C. L. Meader will lecture to-
day at 5 p. m. in Natural Science
Auditorium on "Tolstoy's Teachings."
This lecture which is sponsored by
the Tolstoy League is open to the
Graduate Students Applying for
Teachers Certificates: Will all stu-
dents enrolled in the Graduate
School who are planning to receive
Teachers' Certificates at the close of
the Summer Session please report
at the Recorder's Office of the School
of Education at their early conveni-
Chincse Student Club: There will
be a meeting at 7:30 p. m. at Lane
Hall, Saturday, July 8. Welcome to
new members. Social hour and re-
freshments. The meeting will be
conducted in English.
University High School Demonstra-
tion Assembly: The first demonstra-
tion assembly of the University High
School Summer Session will be given
at nine o'clock this morning in the
high school auditorium. The pro-
gram will be under the direction of
the English department and will
demonstrate the use of the library
by high school pupils. All Summer
Session students who are interested
are welcome to attend the assembly.
sented Wednesday, Thursday and
Saturday nights at 8:30. Please note
that there will be no Friday night
performance on account of the Uni-
week of the
sale .will be
at a special
priced at $3.50 are now on sale at
$3.00. These season tickets will en-
title the holder to reserved seats inl
the 75 cent seat section. for each of1
the remaining seven plays. No fur-
ther opportunity to secure season
tickets will be extended after this1
There will be a tea at the Michigan
League today from 4 to 5:30 o'clockI
for all Public Health Nurses enrolled
in the Summer Session.
All Campus Golf: All students in-
terested in participating in an all
campus golf tournament should turn
in qualifying score at the Club
House, University Golf Course by
Entries for intramural sports in
handball, tennis, squash, horseshoes,
and swimming should be made at the
Intramural Sports Building by July
Sales Tax May
LANSING, July 6.-(P)-A belief
that the new sales tax will bring sub-
stantial relief to Michigan's schools
was expressed today by Dr. Paul F.
Voelker, superintendent of public in-
Contrary to previous estimates, Dr.
Voelker said he has been advised
schools may expect $1,000,000 to $2,-
000,000 from the sales levy. The new
law provides that they be given the
excess revenue after operating and
welfare costs have been met, together
with $700,000 for the University of
Michigan and Michigan State Col-
lege. Gov. Comstock estimates the
revenue will not yield any excess
above these requirements.
Dr. Voelker said he has been ad-
vised the primary school fund will
yield at least $12,000,000 which he
said would exceed his original expec-
LOS Anzh .i1
continued this week only
reduced price. The sea-
coupon books formerly
Repertory Players Sea- V
In order to accomodate
who were unable to se- LOS ANGELES, July 6.-U?)-
tickets during the first Skippers of the winged motors which
summer play season, the have been roaring over the inunici-
pal airport for five days will make
their last attempts today to anni-
hilate time in postponed events of
the national air races.
A ruling of the contest committee,
holding that Col. Roscoe Turner
technically violated the rules in the
100-mile closed course race Tuesday,
gave to the New Orleans pilot, Jim-
mie Wedell, victory in the event and
top prize money.
Wedell, plane designer, had earn-
ings of $7,875 for the series of races
which started last Saturday with
the cross country dash from New
York in which Turner set a new
East-West record of 11 hours, 30
minutes. Roy Minor, of Hollywood,
was second with $0,075 and Turner
third with $6,175.
By victory in the closed course
race Wedell added first place money
of $3,375 to the $4,500 he already
had. He was a close second, about
three miles an hour slower, to Tur-
ner in speed, averaging 237 miles an
hour for the distance.
Today's events included speed
dashes for women in which Mrs.
Martie Bowman, Los Angeles; Mae
Haizlip, St. Louis, and Gladys
O'Donnell, Long Beach, Calif., will
attempt to better the 793 mile an
hour set for this meet by Mrs. Bow-
man. Mrs. Haizlip is co-holder of
the women's speed record of 252
Amelia Earhart, transatlantic flier,
late Wednesday night postponed an
attempt to set a new transcontinent-
al speed record for her sex as her
final salute to the 1933 races. Thund-
erstorms near Flagstaff, Ariz., led her
to put off her try until around mid-
night tonight. She proposes to stop
en route only at Wichita, Kan.
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314 S. State St., Ann Arbor,
Michigan Repertory Players: There
will be no performance of "The Ro-
mantic Young Lady" tonight. There
are still a few seats left for the final
performance tomorrow night..
Her Career Worries Her
Miss Pickford is concerned, and very deeply,
about what the world will think of her. She still
has her career-which she insists she never can
give up-the success of which is wholly dependent
on the desire of people to see her on the screen.
Fairbanks, who is fifty (approximauely ten years
older than Mary) would rather retire than any-
thing else. His friends say he is as little concerned
about his movie future as his wife is greatly con-
cerned about hers.
Domestic trouble is no new occurrence in the
Pickford-Fairbanks ranks. Both, of course, have
had divorces. Lottie Pickford, Mary's sister, has
had three divorces and four marriages. Jack,
who died early this year, was married three times.
A few weeks ago, young Doug, son of Fairbanks
and his first wife (who also has remarried) was
divorced by Joan Crawford.
Preservation of our democracy depends upon
preservation of our public schools," Roy E. Mor-
gan, editor of the Journal of the National Educa-
tion association, told members of that body the
other day in a meeting preliminary to the conven-
tion which will be held this week in Chicago.
Especially did the educator decry the lack of
employment for the thousands of young men and
women graduated this year from colleges and high
schools and the "cutting off of financial support
for the schools."
Morgan laid the depression at the door of the
men of big business and declared that "even the
most ethical of businessmen are of essentially un-
democratic character." It was their greed, he said,
for large profits possibly by highly mechanized
industry that caused unemployment, which, in
turn, brought depression.
Whether or not Mr. Morgan's radical jabs at the
capitalists are true, the fact remains that
education has had to "take it on the chin" repeat-
edly during the period of the depression. It is no
wonder that he fears for our educational system
when teachers have gone payless for months, bud-
gets have been slashed almost beyond reason, and
persons who have gone at great expense and work
to secure a good education have been left high
and dry without jobs after graduation.
Democracy will certainly fade and die in Amer-
ica should, these conditions be allowed to prevail
in a land where too many millionaires live among
plenty whilst protesting that they're too poor to
pay an income tax!
We hope that this week's sessions of the N.E.A.
TIHE PLEA for mental disarmament
by education has always been
eted by only partially suppressed derisive
.ghter in some quarters. It has been looked upon
platitudinous and visionary, as having a fine-
nding title without any real and applicable
aaning. But it has a meaning, and it can be
>lied. It requires only a quite superficial an-
sis of human relationships to demonstrate
ich pursuits lead to peace and happiness and
ich result in strife and ill-will. In general,
human endeavors which depend on close co-
ration between individuals are prone to bring
ser understanding between them, and conse-
ntly to tend toward amicable relationships.
ompetitive athletics which require that a num-
of individuals work for the common good are
ong the most powerful factors in training
ith to a spirit of co-operation. It is not at all
>ossible that the fact the Americans practice.
.letics so much more generally than do the
zens of other countries is responsible for the
re even tenor of the American social temper.
n pursuance of this theory, it would seem well
th the attempt to enlarge the extent to which
letics have been carried on on an international
is. In addition to the purely "fair play" rela-
iship which such a program might well be ex-
ted to bring about, the frequent visits of for-