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MIC IGAN DAILY Intellect Vs. Emotion
Publication of the Summer Session
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Michigan Supports
President Roosevelt...
be greatly encouraged in his new
deal policies by the returns of the Literary Digest
Poll, partial returns of which were reported in
' yesterday morning's Daily. It is interesting to note
that regardless of the strong criticism of the
President's acts by many newspapers, the people
of the 'copntry 'are still strongly behind him, more
strongly even than when he was elected, as the
poll shows that the "Yes" votes lead the "No"
votes by a greater percentage margin than did
Roosevelt's lead over Hoover in the presidential
election of 1932.
November 1932 was the first election in a great
many years in which Michigan has gone Demo-
cratic but, the sentiment on the campus at' that
time was not in accord with that of the remainder
of the state. In a poll held immediately before the
election by The Daily and the Union, Hoover led
Roosevelt by more than two to one. Yet in the
Digest poll the results show an exact reversal with
the policies of the President being approved by
more than a two to one margin.
These facts would seem to indicate that many
┬░Michigan students come, 'figuratively, from Mis-
souri.' They have to be shown. But once shown
that the leadership is progressive, that it is intelli-
gently experimental, and that .it is constructive,
the students will fall in line.
It is not only the students of the country, how-
ever, who are reacting to Roosevelt's progressive
measures. So far, the results of the poll indicate,
the only class of citizens which is definitely op-
posed to the reforms initiated by the new regime
is the bankers. The clergy, the business men,
and physicians are on' the whole a little more
timid than the majority of those voting but even
they show a slight edge in favor of the Presi-
The country seems to be solidly behind the Pres-
ident on his aims with the exceptions of the bank-
ers, always the strongest of the conservatives.
The students at the 14 college and universities
polled by the magazines have been nearly unani-
mout in their approval, indicating that there is a
new progressive spirit among the youth of the
country.Perhaps the best summiary of the right-
about-face at the University of Michigan and the
other institutions polled was made by the Balti-
more Sun when it said, "We doubt that the polit-
ical' philosophy -of the boys has undergone any
.radical change. The difference is, rather, that
youth simply cannot resist a man who is con-
tinually starting something and who is always
willing to take a chance."

T ODAY WE ARE in an era of reform.
Writers in newspapers, magazines,
books, and pamphlets suggest new ways of living;
preachers from the pulpits and over the radio
tell us what could be the good life; radical and
conservative speakers shout their gospels from
the platform and from the corner soap-box. Nearly
everyone feels that, after all, this hue and cry
for change may lead to some end
How is reform brought about? Are people moved
by their leaders in an intellectual way to abandon
the old and unfit to adopt the new and competent?
Or do people act with emotion when they discard
the unsatisfactory old and adopt the unproven
new? The answer is not a simple one; it is neces-
sarily complex, for reform is brought to pass
through the united action of both emotion and
intellect. Without the one the other would be
lost, and no desired end would be attained.
Whenever reform is brought about, whether
through violent or through controlled action, it
follows a definite progression of emotional and in-
tellectual processes. America, at present, presents
a curious mixture of nearly all portions of this
reform progression in operation at once.
First, in any movement for reform, comes the
emotional resentment felt by some group toward an
existing situation. They have not yet determined by
analysis why some undesirable situation is wrong,
but they have an innate feeling that the situation
is unjust, unreasonable, or makes for certain ineffi-
ciencies. An example would be the farmer who
feels that he is not receiving a just price for his
grain; he does not know why, but he feels that
he is being cheated. He is told that supply and
demand set the price of his grain, that at present
there is little demand but great supply, and
therefore his grain is not worth as much as it was
a few years ago. He might accept this explanation
intellectually, but nevertheless he still feels emo-
tional resentment; he feels within himself that no
operation of economic law, after all, can justly
cause the value of his products to fluctuate as
wildly as they do.
Second, in a reform movement, comes the intel-
ligent reasoning of a possible goal to be achieved.
The farmer learns that through regulation of the
grain market it would be possible to give some de-
gree of stability to the price levels of his products.
Third, in reform, is a deliberate planning as to
methods of carrying on the reform campaign, a
campaign both intellectual and emotional. The
farmer will pledge his support in an election to
the party or candidate that gives promise of
correcting his unwanted situation; he will join
leagues of reform; he will participate in demon-
strations, riots, strikes, attend mass meetings, hoot
some leaders, cheer others. Any campaign for
any cause must necessarily include a welter of
things both emotional and intellectual.
Fourth, in reform, is that crisis of the situation
in which the affair comes to a head and is de-
cided by ballots or bullets. This portion of reform
can be interpreted only in the light of attitudes
held by interested persons toward the outcome
of the crisis, and that is an admixture of emotion
and reason. The farmer will cast his ballot for the
man whom he believes best, and then sit down to
await the outcome.
Fifth, in the movement, is the intellectual put-
ting of the reform plan into operation through
action of the leaders. Emotion, in the form of
prejudices and special interest, here interlaces it-
self with intellect again, and usually results in the
well-known compromises of government. That is
the reason why few reforms are ever immediately
sweeping in their results, but usually represent
old and the new. The farmer would like to see
some half-way measure of arbitration between the
the grain market placed under severe regulation,
and amounts of production; he feels, emotionally,
but objects to the regulation of his own methods
that is taking away a democratic heritage.
And so one sees the difficulty of bringing re-
forms to pass. Any change in an existing order
represents a long-time action in which an idea
must be born of emotion and nurtured on both in-
tellect and emotion. The two are inseparable in
achieving a final goal. Reform must spring from
emotion, for the intellect is too 'easily subdued or
rationalized from its intended achievement. At the
same time, the stability of the intellect is needed
to provide the reform goal, and to keep emotion
from running rampant in its efforts to achieve it.

The Theatre
JAMES HAGAN, youthful author of the play
"One Sunday Afternoon" which resumes showing
at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre tonight, was
once sued by a former United States ambassador
on the charge of plagiarism. The ambassador
claimed that Hagan's play was based on one of
his stories, "The Avenger." The case was thrown
out of court with the judge's cryptic remark - "It
gave me a pain."
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payroll, along with four directors, a costume de-
signer and business manager, six students who are
assisting in the presentation of a 'suicide' sched-
ule of nine plays. They are Jay Pozz, assistant
business manager; Howard Fettes, electrician;
Sarah Pierce, properties; Carl Ellsworth, stage
manager, and Mary Pray, publicity.
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TRY-OUTS for the Hodges-Percival play
"Grumpy," which opens next Wednesday night,
were conducted by Frances Compton Monday
afternoon and a temporary cast selected. This will
be Mr. Compton's first show for The Players. He
will not only direct it, but will also appear in the
leading role.
MANY NEW FACES will undoubtedly be seen in
"Grumpy" for it is the first play in which the
cast was selected from Summer School play pro-
duction classes. The first two shows were made
up entirely of members of the winter season group
who remained in town during the period following
THE CURTAIN had no sooner descended on "A
Hundred Years Old" last night when scenes, props
and all were moved out of the way and prepara-
tions for tonight's play made. Director Valentine
B. Windt held a rehearsal for the Hagan show
yesterday afternoon.
Four stars means extraordinary; three stars very
good; two .strs good; one star just another picture;
no stars keep away from it.

Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of the
University. Copy received at the office of the Assistant to the President until
3:30; 11:30 a. m. Saturday.

Excursion No. 1: Tour of the Cana-
pus: The students will make an in-
spection of the General Library, Cle-
ments Library, Cook Legal Research
Library, Law Quaangle, Michigan
Union, Aeronautical Laboratory, and
Naval Tank. Those who wish to at-
tend should meet on the steps of An-
gell Hall, Thursday, June 28. at 2:30 .
p.m. There is no charge for this
Niagara Falls Excursion: Students
desiring to go on this excursion should
leave their names in the office of the
Summer Session, Room 1213 Angell
Hall, some time this week, if possi-
Mixed Chorus: All students inter-
ested in choral, singing are invited to
join the Summer Session Mixed Cho-
rus which will meet every Tuesday
evening, from 7 to 8 in Morris Hall,
under the direction of David Mat-
tern. During the latter part of the
Summer Session, the chorus will
participate in a number of Twilight
Charles A. Sink
Men's Glee Club: The Men's Glee
Club will meet for rehearsals in Mor-
ris Hall every Thursday evening from
7 to 8 o'clock under the direction of
David Mattern. All men interested
are invited to enroll Thursday night.
Charles A. Sink
School of Music Orchestra: The
Student Symphony Orchestra will re-
hearse daily except Friday from 2 to
3; in Morris Hall, under the leader-
ship of ;David Mattern. Competent
students from all divisions of the
University are eligible for member-
Charles A. Sink
Social Dancing: The beginning and
intermediate classes in social dancing



Sylvia Sidney and Cary Grant are cast together
in "Thirty-Day Princess," appearing at the Mich-
igan today, for the first time since they appeared
in "Madame Butterfly." If the pairing of these
two stars, who are both popular with local au-
diences, proves as successful in the former show as
it did in the latter, good entertainment should
Off hand the plot of the show appears rather
trite, for it makes use of the old gag of the
girl successfully parading as a princess. We've
seen this worked out so much that we wonder if we
can stand it again. But there is one'encouraging
note. It was adapted from Clarence Budington Kel-j
land's magazine novel, and if too many fancy
changes haven't been attempted, a new slant
should be brought on the Cinderella act. Mr. Kel-
land makes a habit of writing pretty fair copy
and we hope "Thirty-Day Princess" is no exception.
Featured in the supporting cast are Edward Ar-
nold, Vince Barnett, Lucien Littlefield, Henry
Stephenson and Edgar Norton, which indicates
absolutely nothing.
The film, produced by B. P. Schulbert and di-
rected by Marion Gering; is a comedy of events
that occur when an American girl (an out-of-work
actress - Miss Sidney, of course) is called upon
to enact the role of a European princess who
has fallen ill, that she may impress America and
secure a big bankers' loan for the princess' coun-
The screen play is by Preston Sturges, Broad-,
way playwright, and Frank Partos. Adaption and
dialogue are by Sam Hellman and Edwin Mayer.
The picture tells of Gresham, big international
banker, -who visits the little country, and sees
a big opportunity for floating a loan in the Amer-
ican market. The moment he gets a glimpse of
the princess Catterina, nicknamed "Zizzi," he
knows the loan is sure to go over if the Princess
will come to America on a good-will tour to im-
press the Americans.
With Gresham she arrives in New York. The
press is enthusiastic (oh, dear), with the exception
of one newspaper, owned by Porter Madison who
to expose it in his publication (better).
sees through Gresham's scheme, and decides
To add to Gresham's troubles, the princess falls
ill - and in order to put over the loan, he decides
to seek a double. Detectives are told that the
princess has disappeared and set out to find her.
They bring in Nancy Lane, a struggling actress,
who jumps at the chance to earn some money. So
capably does she play the role, that everyone is
fooled (they always are). Even the publisher (Cary
Grant), intrigued by her charm, falls completely
in love with her.
But Nancy Lane faces the problem of telling
Madison the truth at the end of the thirty-day pe-
riod. How this problem is worked out furnishes
the ending to the comedy.
A glimpse behind the scenes of Telephonedom
is offered in "Looking for Trouble," the fast-mov-
ing and romantic story of adventure which is the
feature film attraction at the Majestic Theatre
beginning today.
The story combines comedy, romance and ad-
venture, all centered around two "trouble shoot-
ers,"' 'the official title for the intrepid linesmen
who brave blizzards, fire, storms and floods in order
that man's communication with his fellow man

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John C. Fischer -
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Campus Opinion
Letters published in this column should not be con-
strued as expressing the editorial opinion i The
DAtil. 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 les
than 500 words if possible.
To the Editor:
I'm a newcomer to Ann Arbor - and am fast
becoming very, very tired and discouraged. My
mental and physical condition probably wouldn't
be so bad if I'd come to this town solely for intel-
lectual pursuit - but I didn't. You see I spend
nine months of the year dealing out education to
a flock of youngsters in a small town, and I
came here with the idea of combining recreation
and study. This is my vacation. .But so far I've
.done little but walk, walk and walk some more.
' It wouldn't be bad, I suppose, if I had a car -~
but I haven't. And matters might be improved if I
changed my rooming house (I live on Olivia). Every,
morning and afternoon I walk seven blocks to and
from class. Then I find if I want to play golf I
have to walk (1) approximately a mile to the
University Golf course, or (2) nearly a mile to the
municipal course.
If I have the urge to go swimming -out-of-doors
I must go (1) 12 miles to Whitmore Lake, or (2) 20

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many students of the Summer Ses-
sion or even of the regular term knew or even
heard of John C. Fischer, local hardware mer-
chant who died .Monday morning, but a great
many of them have been affected by him. For 49
years Mr. Fischer was in this business in Ann
Arbor and was also a civic leader. It is only fitting
that The Daily should pay a tribute to this man
who honestly and faithfully served so many gen-
erations of students.
A convincing testimonial to the integral part
that he played in the civic and business life of
Ann Arbor lies in the fact that he was the first
man elected to the presidency of the Ann Arbor.
Chamber of Commerce and was twice re-elected.

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