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Official Publication of the Summer Session

The Theatre
IN WEATHER like this we're most pleased to
learn that the fifth presentation of the Michigan
Repertory Players, "Wedding Bells," is a play that
exists merely for its enjoyment, there being no les-
sons to be taught or problems to be solved. It's "a
comedy with an interesting plot" we are told. Let's
hope it is, and let's hope that the Lydia Mendel-
ssohn Theatre is COOL.
* * * *

Publisned every morning except Monday during the
versity year and Summer Session by the oard in
ntrol of Student Publications.
2ember of the Western Conference Editorial Association
the Big Ten News Service.

AND NOW that we think of it, we're not terribly
disappointed that a change of plays was found
necessary. "The Field God" might have been a
bit 'heavy' and that would have been too bad.
Then, we understand that it's a story of southern
American life - and southern America is one place
we don't want to be reminded of when the tem-
perature here is 100 in the shade. Not today! We
prefer Alaska-or perhaps Little America.

trying (and trying oh so hard) to help you enjoy
Won't you please give us a chance to really
prove our efficiency? Help us just a bit by trusting
to our good judgment. Try to appreciate our posi-
tion a little and let us realize more of those thrills
by transforming-yourselves into an ultra-sociable
student body.
Thank you for your kindness in reading this.
-Wilma Clizbe.
Dear Editor:
In reading Campus Opinion this morning I saw a
letter concerning the League Dances and would like
to offer a suggestion: why not ask members of the
Michigan Dames to act as hostesses? These girls
are old enough to be interested in seeing that
everyone has a good time, yet young enough to
understand the attitudes and feelings of the college
student. This would give those girls who know the
boys an opportunity to enjoy the dance free from
responsibility, and those not so fortunate would
feel no hesitancy in admitting it to a "staid old
married lady."
While no Michigan Dame has been approached
on the subject, I have a feeling that they would be
delighted to help, particular since the maie half of
the family is forced to study every night and even
a Michigan Dame gets lonely at times.
Screen Reflections


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University. Copy received at the Summer SessIon office until 3:30; 11:30


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'WOM'N'S EDtt'O" ...:...........ELEANOR JOHNSON
ASo0IATE EDITORS: Charles A. Baird, Clinton B. Con-
gePaul J. Elliott, Thomas E. Grehn, Thomas H.
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RIch jkAmerica....
EDITOR'S NOTE: A remedy to the situation out-
linldihere will be proposed' in tomorow's editorial,
"The New Way Of Living.
2 "the thing" to be cynical. Cynicism
had become the salve that covered society's wounds.
All of life had been condensed into one single
aim: Making money. Cynicism had become the
order of everyone's day.
And why not? What end was there in view for
anyone otherthan that of learning how to pile up
wealth for himself? No one can live for riches alone
and not become cynical.
What philosophy, other than that of the cynic,
could the college student, for example, have de-
veloped when he found all of education interpreted
in terms of money, its value lying in its power to
give wages greater than those received by the un-
There are still innumerable cynics. They are th
persons who are led to believe that the way of
democracy is the way of the past. The only way
that their cynicism can be taken away is by enlist-
ing each person among those who wish definite
reform that they may thereby obtain a definite
envisioned objective for which to labor.
Within a very few years there surely is going to
come into being a new way of life; it will be that
of living for a democracy, rather than of living
for one's self. The new way of life will allow peopl
to understand such words as those of Upton Sin-
clair at the time they are written and declare them
no mere rhetorical statement:
The truth is ,that we have in America
political democracy alongside industrial autocracy;
and these two are making war upon each other,
and we shall have to choose whether our country
is to become a capitalistic empire or an indus-
trial republic."
He wrote that in 1925; we, young capitalists then.
dismissed him as a radical. Now, nine years later.
we are just beginning to see that he did forse
the two paths open to our country - the same
two paths which our administration, for political
reasons, is now trying to keep from choosing be-
Conservatism in this year of 1934 can be nothing
but the creed of ignorance, avarice, or inertia. Nc
one can witness with open eyes the squalor and
poverty that exists throughout our country an.
dismiss them as acts of, God No one can rea
a Governmen t report for the month of April whicl
says that there were then 19 million people on the
relief rolls and not think; that we need reform.
It is impossible to look at an official report for
the year 1929, the Olympus of our prosperity, and
find any way of adjusting ourselves to the fact that
in that year the farmers of the nation, numbering
25 per cent of the population, made $545 apiece
for the year's labor - while more than 500 persons
made for themselves more than a million dollars
apiece through finance and intrigue.
Rich America! The land in which thousands of
people have many bathtubs in their homes --and
half the population has none. A land in which
there are machines sufficient to do the labor of a
billion slaves; yet, because these machines are
operated to give profit to the few, the many bene-
fit little more than if they did the nation's work

by hand.
A land where, through co-operative labor, no
many or woman should' need to work more than
four hours each day to keep well supplied with
necessities and luxuries; yet, because of the waste;
caused by competition and unfair distribution the
laborer works eight hours a day, the farmer as
much as eighteen, and both remain in want.
Rich America! The. land that has been built up
under the profit system, but, because of tradition
and greed, refuses to scrap it, even though it has
r.r t ,i1C , 9riP C A Tnhff.it fh ° nfpr

* * *


THE STORY of "Wedding Bells" has to do with
the efforts of a little divorcee (Mary Pray), who,
still loving her former husband (Goddard Light),
seeks to break up the marriage plans that would
put him out of her reach. It appears that a com-
bination of temper and measles had caused their
separation and there are more forces than these
that stand in the way of their ever being united
* * * *

VIRGINIA FRINK, cast as Marcia Hunter, the
sweet young thing who is to be the second wife, and
Hattie Bell Ross, her mother, who does not always
have the facility of saying the right thing at the
right time, adequately take the place of the measles
and the temper.
THE COMPLICATEI4 situations that follow
'promise an evening of interesting theatre. Mary
Pray comes on the scene looking for her dog but
stays to create a great deal of confusion until
the final curtain is rung down.
* * * *
L. WAYNE SMITH plays the part of the much-
married valet, and Claribel Baird is Hooper, the
maid. Of great importance to the progress of the
plot are Spencer Wells, played by Frank Funk, and
Douglas Ordway, played by John Lee Doll.
* * * *
THIS IS the second production in which Mary
Pray and Goddard Light have appeared opposite
each other. In "Both Your Houses" they ran into
all sorts of complications but everything, of course,
came out all right in the end. If you remember,
they left the stage, and you were supposed to
imagine the 'fade-out' scene. Back stage, at this
point, they did just what you expected them to.
'Just another case of art for art's sake. -C.A.B.
Campus Opinion
Letters published in this column should not be con-
strue as expressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily. Aionymous communications will be disregarded.
The names of communicants will, however, be re-
garded as confidential upon request. Contributors
are asked to be brief, confining themselves to less
than 500 words if possible.
Dear Mr. Editor:
I have read all the casual essays and editorials
"panning" the League "Mixers," (for We do like
to consider them in that light, contrary to the
general campus opinion), and with your permis-
sion I would like to cite just a few emotional reac-
tions as experienced by the hostesses.
First, I would like to say that these dances are
sponsored with the primary objective of providing
the students with as pleasant and sociable an
evening as possible.
We realize that making acquaintances in un-
familiar surroundings is not a simple matter.
Hence -- the present system of hostesses and hosts.
The students who act in this capacity are living in
the hope of contacting individuals who are new
to this school who have not as yet been able to
penetrate the veneer of convention to the extent
of accumulating a group of acquaintances large
>nough to satiate their quite natural social needs.
Miss McCormick, social director of the League's
activities, is interested in only one thing as far as
these dances are concerned, and that is giving the
tudents just what they want in the line of enter-
tainment. She has been with the University for a
number of years now, and we feel that she cer-
tainly knows how to fill her position. Any sug-
lestions you might wish to offer would be grate-
fully appreciated by her, and would most certainly
be given careful consideration.
The hostesses feel both flattered and depressed
by your opinion of them as expressed in last week's
Daily. It is pleasant to be considered youthful;
yet disturbing to be considered inefficient. If only
aach and every one of you but knew just how
discouraged a hostess feels when dismissed by a
gentle shrug of the shoulder and upward tilt of the
lose ! But, are we squelched by these outward symp-
loms of dismissal? Hardly ! Sooner or later you may
bump into someone who has a keen appreciation of
the situation and MAY consent to letting you help
him enjoy himself.
Of course, there will always be those individuals
who will put you in (or out) of your place by calmly
informing you that: "I prefer to make my own se-
lections, thank you," (really, we are very grateful
for the "thank you,") or "I haven't seen anyone
who interests me as yet."
Oh why can't these fussy males enter into the
spirit of the thing? Come on boys, give the girls
a break. Are you snooty or just plain shy?
The biggest thrill I have ever realized was the
ethereal joy of hearing a pleasant male voice say:
"Would you please introduce me to the little girl in
pink over there?" You catch your breath and stag-
ger forward, amazed at your good fortune. Heavens
to Betsey, what a sensation when you see him
gently but firmly draw her arm through his and
sociably lead her down the corridor to the ball-

room. You stand behind watching until they dis-I

Four stars means extraordinary; three stars very
good; two stars good; one star just another picture;
no stars keep- away from it.



Bertram Lynch ............. Nigel Bruce
Joan Cassell ............. Heather Angel
Howard Sutter .............Victor Jory
And......................A Monkey
One of the best mystery thrillers we've seen in a
long time. How the Majestic happened to get it
we don't know. It must have been a booking error.
Here are just a few reasons why it's better than
the ordinary run of mystery and Majestic shows:
(1.) The setting is perfect. Trinidad, a beautiful
island off the coast of South America, is the back-
ground for all the action. The picture opens with
some very effective random shots of the island -
and others are interspersed as the plot slowly winds
and unwinds.
(2.) Nigel Bruce as the eccentric but pleasant de-
tective from Scotland Yard plays his part excel-
lently. He has a monkey, eats peanuts, and looks
half asleep most of the time - but like all gentle-
men from the Yard, he gets his man.
(3.) Heather Angel and Victor Jory are ideally
cast in romantic roles. She is the daughter of an
innocent but suspected officer, and he is a young
ambassador. Their affair, of course, is complicated
- but the ending, as usual, is happy.
The plot has to do with the operations of dia-
mond smugglers on the island, and the govern-
ment's attempt to put a stop to them. Nigel Bruc
is called from Scotland Yard to clear things up.
He no sooner gets there than his assistant, who
knows too much, is killed, and an attempt on
his own life is made. Later the Governor is mur-
dered and Heather Angel and her father, who is
suspected of the murder, disappear.
Mr. Bruce and Victor Jory, in love with the girl,
disguise themselves as criminals and gain access
to the hitle-out of the smugglers in a supposedly
uninhabited swamp. They find Miss Angel and
her father there - and learn all about the strange
activities of the smugglers. The discovery of their
identity by the leader of the gang complicates
matters considerably - for Messrs. Bruce and
Jory - but after their escape matters are ever
more complicated for the gang leader and his
The picture itself is worth three stars, but th
short subjects, as usual, are an affront to movie-
goers. As long as the Majestic continues to pass
off such inferior fare on its public, this columr
will let ITS public know about it. To put it tritely,
there ought to be a law against it. -C.A.B.

Excursion No. 8: Ford's Greenfield i
Village, this afternoon, round trip
$1.00. Buses leave from in front of
Angell Hall at 1:00 p.m. Party re- N
trns to Ann Arbor by 5:00 p.m. Nom- N
inal entrance fee of 25 cents will be
charged at the village. The conducted Q
tour this year will include several
new features and will also provide
opportunity to see the museum. Res-S
ervations must be made by 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 24, in Room 1213, An-L
gell Hall.
Carl J. CoeS
The public healthsnursesaon the
campus will have a supper and get-
together this evening from 5 to 8
p.m. at the Women's Athletic Field
House. An interesting program is be-
ing planned by the committee ini
charge of arrangements. Reserva-
tions should be placed with Gildina
Meyers by Tuesday evening. A fee of
35 cents will be charged for the
supper. t
Motion Pictures: "The Next- War" c
(talkie), "Zeppelin Raid on London,"t
"New York's 1934 Peace Parade," and
a film depicting the work of the
League of Nations will be shown in
Natural Science Auditorium this eve-
ning at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for 10 andt
25 cents at Wahr's bookstores and;
at the door.]
"Wedding Bells": The Michigan]
Repertory Players present Salisbury
Field's sparkling comedy on Wed-
nesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sat-
urday nights of this week at the,
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Box-
office open from 9:30 a.m. until 8:30'
p.m. Call 6300 for reservations. ]
The Michigan Repertory Players:
Due to the great popularity of Salis-
bury Field's farce comedy, "Wedding
Bells," the Players advise Season
Ticket Holders to make their reser-
vations as early as possible so that
they may obtain good seats.
The Vanguard Club will meet at 8
p.m. this evening in the Michigan
Union. Abbey Morton, graduate stu-
dent, will give an informal lecture
and lead discussion on "Proletarian
Literature." All interested are in-
vited to attend.
All Public Health Nurses are in-
vited to a lecture to be given this
morning in room 20, aterman Gym-
nasium by Miss Edna L. Hamilton.
Director of Nurses, Michigan Chil-
dren's Fund. Her subject will be,
"The Organization of Rural Work
in Michigan."
Summer Band: The next concert
given by the Summer Band of the
University of Michigan will be held
promptly at 7:15 this evening in
front of the Library. The duties of
the conductor are to be divided up
among the various students and grad-
uates of the School of Music. The
sand takes great pleasure in welcom-
ing Capt. Wilfred Wilson, former
leader of the Varsity Band, who will
bring the program to a close, direct-
- - - -

ng the "Victors" and the "Yellow6
and the Blue." I
The program for the evening willn
be as follows:I
March "Stars and Stripes n
Forever" .............Sousa
Overture "Mill on thep
Cliff" ............ C. G. Reissiger
Directed by Alvin N. Benner p
Selection from the Opera "Martha" n
Directed by Kenneth L. Bovee g
La Reine De Saba ..... C. H. G'ounodt
Directed by Robert Grarit
Suite for Military Band from Sigurd I
Jorsalfar, by E. Grieg.
A. Introduction. g
B. Intermezzo (Borghild's Dream)F
C. Huldigungsmarch (Triumphal
Directed by William Watkins
March "Victors,' by Louis Elbel.
"Yellow and the Blue"t
Directed by Captain Wilson
Dr. Francis S. Onderdonk will lec-
ture on "Gangster Governments (The
Hitler and Dollfuss Regimes)" Fri-
day, July 27 at 5 p.m. in Natural Sci--1
the Tolstoy League. Tickets for 10
and 25 cents at Wahr's bookstores
and at the door.
Mathematics Club: The Mathema-
tics Club will meet on Thursday, July
26, at 4:15 p.m. in room 1035 A.H.
Professor A. H. Copeland will speak
on "Recent Trends irr the Theory of
Probability." All interested are in-
Niagara Falls Excursion: The reg-
ular excursion of the Summer Ses-
sion to Niagara Falls will take place
this week-end and will be conducted
by Professor William H. Hobbs. Round
trip rates, Ann Arbor to Niagara Falls
on party ticket will be $7. The party
will leave Michigan Central Depot at
3:30 p.m. Friday, July 27, arriving at
Niagara Falls at 9:30 the same eve-
ning. Returning, leave Niagara Falls
at 1:30 p.m. E.S.T. Sunday and ar-
rive at Ann Arbor at 11:29 p.m. the
same night. All necessary expenses
under $15. Full information ob-
tainable in the Office of the Summer
Session, second floor, Angell Hall.
Registration should be made early
and a receipt for ticket .will serve
throughout on train and for identifi-
cation at Niagara Falls. Reservations
should be made as early as possible
for rooms at the Temperance House
where the party will stay at Niagara
Falls. Single rooms $1.50 and lower
rates for two or more in a room. In
'ase as many as 14 register for it, a
flight over the falls and gorge of Nia-
gara will be taken in a regular plane
of the Canadian Airways Company.
with one of their regular pilots. Price
per person $2. Professor Hobbs will
fly with each party of eight or more.
If weather is unfavorable, it will not
be included. The excursion itself
is /largely independent of weather
since protection against rain will be
available almost throughout the ex-
cursion. Unless registration for ho-
tel is made early, it may be Unpos-
sible to provide since this 'is the
crowded season at Niagara Falls. This
excursion is open to citizens of Ann
Arbor and Ypsilanti whether mem-
bers of the Summer Session or not.

Women Students: There will be a
;wim in the Intramural Pool on Fri-
lay at 6 p.m. followed by a supper
n the terrace of the Women's Ath-
etic Building. The fee for the swim
Will be 10 cents and the fee for the
upper 25 cents. Those wishing to
.ttend are asked to sign up in Room
5 Barbour Gymnasium by Friday
noon. The group will leave the Gym-
nasium at 5:45.
Students Recital Series: Miss Helen
Bentley, pianist, of 'Battle Creek,
Michigan, will present a recital in
partial fulfillment of the require-
ments for the master of music de-
gree, in the School of Music Audi-
torium, Thursday evening, July 26,
at 8:30 o'clock. She is a student of
Professor Joseph Brinkman. The
following program to which the gen-
eral public is invited, will be given:
Ravel, Sonatine, Modere - Menuet -
Anime: Beethoven, Sonata Op. 57, Al-
legro assai - Andante con moto -
Allegro ma non troppo: Rachmani-
noff, Prelude Op. 32, No. 5; Prelude
Op. 23, No. 5: Brahms, Intermezzo
Op. 119. No. 3; Intermezzo, Op. 116,
No. 6: Schumann, Etudes Symphon-
iques, Op. 13.
Reading Examination in French:
Candidates for the degree of Ph.D. in
the departments listed below who
wish to satisfy the requirements of a
reading knowledge of French during
the present Summer Session, are in-
formed that examinations will be of-
fered in Room 108 Romance Language
Building from 9:00 to 12:00 on Sat-
urday morning, August 4. It will be
necessary in each case to register at
the office of the department of Ro-
mance Languages (in 112 R.L.) at
least one week in advance.
This announcement applies only
to candidates in the departments of
groups I and II, ike., Ancient and
Modern Languages and Literature,
History, Economics, Sociology, Polit-
ical Science, Philosophy, and Educa-
'Normal' Children Are
Neglected - Miss Muxen
(Continued from Page 1)
dent's general habits of work and
recreation, family life and school re-
lationships and associates, and many
other phases of his environment.
Student problems which arise can
be classified under these five heads,
the speaker said:
"Inferiority feelings frequently re-
sulting from desire for recognition
and a sense of security.
"Girl and boy relationship prob-
"Wrong educational and vocational
attitudes and values.
"Family relationship antagonisms.
"Lack of foundation on which to
build social and spiritual values due
to shifting standards of society."


Eddie' Bob
and Their Music
Daing cvery night exceit 1MAR.
...Admission 40A at Mihigan's
most Beautiful Summer Baliroom

Every Wednesday,
Women Admitted Free!-
Bring all your dates free!
Come to a free party !

As Others See It
Why print 5,600,000 ballots for two elections in
which 2,663,000 votes were cast? Why, in certain
Michigan counties, should the cost's of about the
same number of ballots vary up to more than 100
per cent? In one sparsely populated township, why
pay six election officers $3 a day each to sit and
receive the votes (if cast) of 11 registered voters?.
In general, are Michigan's election payrolls padded
with political appointees paid at rates far above
anything to be found in comparable employ-
These questions - from a list raised in a study,
"Election Administration in Michigan," by Prof.
James K. Pollock, University of Michigan political
scientist - effectively bring up election matters
again. The Pollock survey is a sequel to. the work
of two election commissioners under Govs. Green
and Brucker. A summary of the new findings ap-
peared in our news columns Sunday. No doubt is
left, we think, that the conduct of elections is
saturated with politics to an extent that explains
an increase of the statewide election costs up to
nearly half a dollar per vote cast.
Election administration largely falls under 83
county clerks, each acting separately. Though sec-
ondary, the varying costs of ballots are illustra-
tive. Needs of printers for business as well as
needs of voters for voting are remembered. The
remaining election abuses form another case which
shows what happens in the absense of central di-
rection and a uniform system.
-The Detroit News.
A. flrwInvmm n .iTC ris'tinamishcri man tn th

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have been
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