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of the Summer Session


spoiled. There is much more credit due to the bit
actor who plays his part well than the star who
fails in his portrayal of the role.
* * * *
CHANGING the subject, a member of the play
production staff recently offered to write an article
in this column on the subject: "Are Actors People?"
His conclusion, he said, would be in the negative.
All of which is neither here - nor there.
* * * *
WE WONDER what the "T" in Charles Harrell's
middle name stands for. And the "V" in Jim
Doll's. Rehearsals are going forward on "Marco
Millions"-and there's just one more after that.
* * * *
THE REVIEW in Thursday's Daily was brief due
to the fact that things were breaking in Austria
at the time of the show, and the reviewer had more
serious things to think about. It almost wasn't
written at all.
* * * *
WHICH BRINGS us to the subject: why a re-
view of an amateur show anyway? It's really rather
senseless. And when amateurs and professionals
appear in the same production, what fair com-
parison can be made? -C1 ABu


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Sf OVIET RUSSIA, many persons
think, is a country in which every-
one receives and shares equally. Such, however, isn't
the case. In the Soviet Republic laborers are paid
!ecording to the amount and quality of their work.
just as in the capitalistically controlled countries.
The fundamental difference between Russia and
other countries, then, is in the' communal owner-
ship of means of production by the government,
not in an absolute Communistic sharing of the
fruits of these productive organs.
Recognizing the part played by individual initia-
tive in any society and the desire of every ambitious
person to "get ahead," the Central Executive Com-
mittee has recently decreed that all superior work-
ers in every part of the Republic are to receive
superior wages, and that inferior or irresponsible
workers are no longer to be protected by a mini-
mum wage law.
The decree states: "If a worker fails through his
own fault to fulfill the plan outlined for him,
he will be paid according to the quality and quan-
tity of work done, with no minimum wage. If the
plan is unfulfilled through no fault of his own, he
must be paid at least two-thirds of the agreed
Voicing the official government attitude, as em-
phasized by Joseph Stalin first in 1931 and again
this year, the Moscow Daily News has said: "Lev-
eling is the enemy of Socialism. In the village, the
collective farm, leveling destroys the stimulus to
honest labor. In the factories it acts as a brake
on the development of production and the mastery
of technique."
The newspaper continues with: "The equality
which is a Communist ideal does not signify equal
division in the realm of personal requirements,
but the liquidation of classes, the abolition of all
Russia's ideal, therefore, is one of equal oppor-
tunity for the worker, a democratic system of pro-
duction. One cannot yet tell how well the ideal is
being carried out, but that uncertainty does not
destroy one bit the value of the ideal itself.
If the ideal does come to permeate and effec-
tuate the workings of that Soviet nation, however,
and each worker is seento receivea's he merits,
peoples of other countries will certainly demand
from their own governments abolition of exploita-
tion and equal opportunity for individual initiative
to operate through socially planned channels.
The Theatre
his rehearsals with the efficiency of an executive.
He has a secretary with him at all times to take
down notes which include criticism of the acting,
costumes, scenery, lighting, and properties. At the
end of each scene he gathers all the members that
take part in any way whatsoever on the stage, and
with the aid of these notes, goes over every little

detail minutely, making suggestions for improve-
ment. If the scene has gone badly he never hesi-
tates to go over the whole thing.
* * * * .
REHEARSALS are planned out in advance so
as to waste as little time as possible. Scenes which
require the work of only two or three players are
usually rehearsed in private until dress rehearsal
tirrie. Schedules are worked out and followed re-
ligiously. The whole cast very seldom meets at the
same time until a day or two before the show
opens. Then things are hurried as much as pos-
a * * *



Happy Howard ..........Joe E. Brown
Alice ....................... Patricia Ellis
Bebe ..................Dorothy Burgess
Jack.................. Donald Dilloway
Dickie................Ronnie Crosby
Joe E. Brown's latest, "The -Circus Clown," is
probably the year's prize concoction of rural wit
and rank horseplay. With less plot than either
"Elmer the Great" or "Son of a Sailor," "The
Circus Clown" rests solely on the merits of its
gags, comic situations, and Joe's rather cavernous
Since the plot of the story amounts to about
nil, the play must be judged by its laughs per
second, which are surprisingly many. Joe Brown is,
of course, the center of the usual gags, ridings,
and flattery th.t have characterized too many of
his productions. It is rather the things that are
done, to him in the show than what he does
that gives it what interest there is.
Patricia Ellis turns in what is perhaps the star
performance of the entire cast. She is, without any
training, a really good amateur trapeze artist under
the big top. Joe has actually had circus experience,
but Patricia is of the theatrical aristocracy and is
a surprise as a sawdust trouper. Her other acts
consist mainly in attempting to hide her affection
for Joe and in taking care of little Dickie.
Mention should be made here of the perform-
ance of Ronnie Crosby, a son of the ring. As the
youngster in "Registered Nurse" and "East Lynne"
he was comparable to the young baby stars that
are never heard of again. But in "The Circus
Clown" he shows some real expression and ability
that may bring along another Jackie Cooper to
the screen. If you're depressed, morose, or feeling
a bit nasty Joey Brown's clowning is good medicine.
For short features the Michigan shows an in-
teresting travel talk of Africa, a good news reel,
and an excellent Tone. Detective film with Vera
Van. For comedy there is one of those newly-mar-
ried pie-throwing affairs, appropriately called a
Pepper Pot Production.
Campus Opinion
Letters published in this column should not be con-
strued as expressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily. Anonymous 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.
To the Editor:
As happens every'semester when course 35 gets
under way, our lessons last term included the defi-
nitions fundamental to the subject of Physics.
In class one day I asked, as I always do, for the
definition of the dyne. The young man named to
answer did not know the definition, and, after he
had made several futile attempts to construct one,
I told him that so far he had failed. Willing to
justify himself, he replied that he was doing his
I did not answer this remark, but I thought, as
I have thought many times in similar circum-
stances, that the statement about doing his best
was irrelevant, out of place, impudent, and dis-
graceful if true.
It was irrelevant because he was not asked to
work a problem or frame a proof, and there is only
one thing to be done with these definitions, and
that is what must be done with the vocabulary
in any new language. They must be learned. Does it
require a boy's best to commit to memory these
basic definitions, one or two per day? If it does,
the shameful fact should not be confessed in public.
Phis personal appeal, which I do not believe could
represent the truth, had no proper place in reci-
tation and was therefore simply impudence.
I did not say so however. Experience with heads
of departments and assistant deans has made a
coward of me when the opportunity for a sharp
reply offers itself, and my native hue of resolution,
which my students of former years may remember,
is sicklied over with a pale cast of consideration.
Nor would I recall the matter, not important nor
uncommon in itself, in The Daily now, if it did not
seem to me significant in the problem of teaching
Science is cumulative. Newton himself built on
the work of his predecessors: "'I have stood on
giant shoulders,' said the king of thought." He did
not have to repeat the work of Archimedes nor the
work of Kepler and Galileo. But he had to study
that work and learn its results. To learn it, to get

the benefit of it without doing it, this was to stand
nn -iant shouilders. Unless we are content to learn

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

neglect the memory, which, it seems to me, must,
since we all have it, and in childhood most of all,
have been given us for some purpose or other.
A system of public education may encourage, may
cultivate, and must also inform. There are many
things more worth remembering than telephone
Coleridge said of'one of his teachers that he had
a good knowledge of Latin, and of the human mind
he knew this, that it had a faculty called memory
which could be reached through the application of
birchen rods. We have come a long way from the
principles of this excellent man. And practical,
skilled stenographers were unable to record Coler-
idge's deliberate talk, because his sentences, per-
fect in grammar and structure were so unique, so
unexpected, and so original.
-W. W. Sleator.
To the Editor:
Where is there another town of the size of
Ann Arbor that shuts its transportation system
down on Sunday does not at the moment come to
mind. The inconvenience to Ann Arbor's guests and
other persons who desire to attend church services
on Sunday is great.
Moreover, the wish to hear the eminent ministers
in their pulpits on Sundays, a desire visitors
to Ann Arbor had definitely. in their thought, like
sitting under the instruction of eminent members
of Michigan's faculty before coming here, is dis-
Many persons, without doubt, will go away at the
close of the present summer term, wondering
what's come over the leaders in University, in
Churches, and in the town at large, almost pon-
dering the matter of the loyalty of the community,
that includes, University and members of churches,
to the great programs of churches.
One thing is certain; that is, men and women
who came to Ann Arbor, leaving the old bus at
home, as some have done, are not being found in
the Sunday services, for the obvious reason that
they are too far distant to walk these sweltering
July days.
No doubt, there are other persons without the
old bus, either at home or in Ann Arbor, that
not only sit tight at .home at church time on
Sundays, but, also, sit tight at times on that day,
when they would go about this beautiful town were
there a transportation system that would transfer
them from car to car.
To be in Ann Arbor on Sunday is to be bottled
up tight, entirely too tight, and that is the one day
when the busy summer school man or woman
would travel by jitney to all sections that the little
Fords reach.
Said a well-known business man when the mat-
ter was suggested, "That's true, isn't it; I never
thought of it that way. Tied up at home. No
jitneys." And he admitted, he had heard that there
are no jitneys on holidays, either. He looked
thoughtful, then this, "Fine name it gives us." Cer-
tainly. Fine for real estate values.
Another business man, same connection, used
language too much to the point to print, deplor-
ing the unwillingness of this community to pat-
ronize a local transportation system, whatever the
inference, or however much it imputes the good
name of its civic intentions. Whichever way one
looks at it, there is a measurable lack of civic
something in Ann Arbor.
This suggestion is made; could some arrange-
ment for a trip or two by the jitneys at church
time and again, when church services are over, not
be made. Of course, Mr. Editor, it is most unusual
to find a public utility with a franchise that givs
it permit to operate only on the days and times
when the picking is rich, and shut down at will
when receipts are less velvety.
Many enterprises might prefer to do similarly,
stores, for example, that could bunch business into
certain well-known shopping hours when the public
does the larger part of its shopping. How about a
few Sunday trips by Ann Arbor's jitneys?
Off The Record
- A
PAT HURLEY, who was secretary of war in
president Hoover's cabinet, has returned from
a visit to his home town in Oklahoma with a

story on himself which he tells with much glee.
The town turned out to honor "the boy whc
made good," and Governor "Alfalfa Bill" Murray
was there to open the speech-making.
He dwelt on the fine qualities of the honoi
guest, he described in glowing terms his appear-
ance, he vowed the state so loved Pat it would
give him anything - and then Murray stopped
to grin.
"That is," he ended, "Pat Hurley can have
anything in Oklahoma except her votes."
When President Roosevelt returns he will have tc
decide whether he wants a new dog -or several
Since his pet, "Winks," died a few days ago, the
White House has been swamped with offers of
new pets.
One, a dainty little Pekingese, actually has ar-
rived - without warning.
The man in Washington whom outsiders fine
hardest to reach by phone after office hours ii
J. Edgar Hoover, the nation's "Sleuth No. 1," chiel
of investigation for the justice department. Hi:
number seems to be a secret known only to him-
self, his investigators, and the attorney general
Relief Administrator Harry Hopkins has s
"silent" number, but he has to have it changec
every two weeks in order to get some sleep.
SENATOR DILL of Washington, who has an-
nounced he will not seek re-election, started a.,
a school-boy to announce he was going to Con-
One day he lacked 25 cents necessary to attenc
a picnic. His teacher heard of it.
"I'll lend it to you," she said, "if you'll pay m
back the day you make your first speech ir


Faculty Concert Series: The fifth
concert of the summer session will be
given this evening in Hill Auditorium,
at 8:30 o'clock. Wassily Besekirsky,
violinist; Palmer Christian, organ-
ist; Joseph Brinkman and Dalies
Frantz, pianists, will participate in
an interesting program to which the
general public is cordially invited to
attend. Turina, El. Poema de une
Sanluquena., for violin and piano -
Ante el espejo - La cancion del lu-
nar-Alucinaciones-Professors Bese-
kirsky and Brinkman; Liszt, Sonata
in B minor - Lento Assai - Allegro
Energico - Andante Sostenuto - Al-
legro Energico (to be played without
pause) Dalies Frantz; Sowerby, Pas-
sacaglia (Symphony in G); Ibbotson,
Through the Mist (MS); DeLamarter,
Suite: "A Chinese Garden" (MS);
Sinding-Christian, Norwegian Rhap-
sody; Palmer Christian.
Charles A. Sink
Graduate School: All Graduate
School students who expect to com-
plete their work for a degree at the
close of the present summer session
should call at the office of the Gradu-
ate School, 1014 Angell Hall, to check
their records and to secure the proper
blank to be used in paying the diplo-
ma fee. The . fee should be paid
not later than Saturday, August 4.
G. Carl Huber
Speech Students: Francis Comp-
ton, guest director of the Michigan
Repertory Players, will act several of
his famous roles from Shakespeare
at the student-faculty luncheon of:
the Department of Speech and Gen-
eral Linguistics to be held at the
Michigan Union at 12:10 p.m. today.
Excursion to Greenfield Village:
The second excursion to Greenfield
Village will be given on Wednesday
afternoon, August 1. Buses will leave
promptly at 1 o'clock from in front
of Angell Hall. Tickets should be se-
cured in Room 1213 Angell Hall be-
fore 5 o'clock today.
Michigan League Against War and
Militarism: Reverend Edward T.
Ramsdell, recently returned from
Germany, willsaddress the Michigen
League Against War and Militarism,
at the Michigan Union, this evening
at 8 p.m.
Reading Requirements in German
for Ph.D. Candidates: Candidates in
all fields except those of the natural
sciences and mathematics must ob-
tain the official certification of an
adequate reading knowledge of Ger-
man by submitting to a written ex-
amination given by a Committee of
the Department of German.

Excursion to Jackson Prison: Due to
a recent ruling of the State Prison
Commission it has been necessary to
cancel the proposed excursion to
Jackson Prison.
Carl J. Coe, Director of Excursions
Excursion to Detroit: In response to
the demand a second excursion to De-
troit will be given Saturday, August
4. The trip will include a visit to the
Detroit News Building, downtown De-
troit, Belle Isle Park, the Fisher Build-
ing, Radio Stations WWJ and WJR,
The Detroit Institute of Arts, and the
Public Library. By special arrange-
ment a special exhibit by the General
Motors Laboratories will be included.
Special buses will leave from in front
of Angell Hall at 8 a.m., returning at
6 p.m. Round Trip fare $1.50. Lunch-
eon at the Fisher Building Cafeteria
for about 50 cents.I
Carl J. Coe, Director of Excursions
General Motors Proving Ground:
Students who took part in the ex-
cursion to the General Motors Prov-
ing Ground may obtain free copies of
the pictures taken on the trip by call-
ing at 3004 Angell Hall, 10-12 a.m.,
July 31 and August 1.
Carl J. Coe, Director of Excursions
Exhibition in Architectural Build-
ing: Etchings by Assistant Professor
Valerio, water colors by him and As-
sistant Professors Slusser and Cha-
pin, and pastels by Fred H. Aldrich.
Open daily from 9:00 to 6:00 except-
ing Sunday. The public is cordially
Michigan Repertory Players: "Dou-
ble Door," the recent Broadway suc-
cess, will be presented this week at
the Lydia Mendelssohn theatre. The
play will open on Wednesday night
and continue through Saturday. Res-
ervations may be. made by calling
Munitions Ban Not
. Applied To Bolivia
WASHINGTON, July 27. - (')-
The State Department announced to-
day that about $1,200,000 worth of
war munitions purchased by Bolivia
prior to May 28 had been excepted
from the terms of the Presidential
proclamation of that date which
banned shipnAnt of arms and muni-
tions to Paraguary and Bolivia.
All other uncompleted contracts
1 --

Not Allowed To Make Any
Campaign Speeches, Or
To Wear Party Buttons
WASHINGTON, July 28. - VP) -
The Home Owners Loan corporation is
cracking down on political maneuver-
ing by employes and officers.
A new order warns members of the
staff throughout the country not to
do any campaign speech-making.
They cannot hold any but minor po-
litical office. Even wearing buttons
of either party is prohibited.
The order came at a time when
campaign fever is burning high and
in the face of reports that some cor-
poration employes and officers were
taking major parts in political activ-
ities, even to the extent of using cor-
poration offices for headquarters.
Preston Delano, general manager,
said in the order:
"The home owners loan corporation
is a non-partisan, non-political or-
ganization, and its officers and em-
ployes are expected to so conduct
themselves that no criticism can be
directed against them or the corpora-
tion on the grounds of political activ-
Of special note is a provision that
no officer or employe may give out
lists of employes, those seeking loans,
or recipients of loans.
It was said authoritatively that
such lists have been sought for po-
litical purposes.
No candidate foi office, nor holder
of such office, may work for the cor-
poration, except in very minor cases.
entered into prior to May 28 for mu-
nitions, totaling in value about $2,-
075,000, were held by the Department
to lie within the terms of the Presi-
dential ban.
The State Department, in announc-
ing its answer today to the Bolivian
note of June 19, listed the $1,200,000
worth of munitions as having been
contracted for on good faith prior to
May 28, and declared "in view of these
facts it was considered that it would
* be inequitable to include the sales of
* the arms and munitions referred to
above under the prohibitions of the
resolution of Congress and, therefore,
they have been excepted Btherefrom.'
FdA Bob

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sighed with the most wholesome enjoyment."
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