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SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 1923

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE FIVE

SUDY-A. 1,12 H MCIA AL

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The March Chimes
AGA WINTERS
Chin es' Theatre issue, which appear- gbt hge-wagon offends my esthetic
ed ist 'Wednesday, is a typical vaude- sense. Lew Harlan slithers into the
ville show-colorful, varied, dazzling, limelight once more with another
and, after the first shock of amaze- eIs(tch of Town and Gown :poetry.
isvent has ipassed, disappointing. There One poem concludes with the virile
is a deal of nomentarily -effective dis- 4ry: "not a damn!" Yes, reader, ex-
piy, and a bewiliering assortment or clamation point and all. Eros could
ais, but the how as a w le is un- be worse; whatever that may mean.
sub:'ntial and deidedlt intongru- I was about to say that Harlan's
ous. Of course asny vaudeville shas Chief fault is a lack of humor, but I
is sure,.hat incengruou, an t yet h 'ave just noticed the excruciating line
itser: t smly mists a certain telini ,"at the tottom of the page. I advise
kinship vtt twe9tiidif'ren its.'ceryone to peruse it.
N t ' sig h'himes' kaleidoscopi ex- I start'i to speak aboutt the fiction.
hii So: tthju:aosilan of t 't c i- Oeing a merciful creature, I change
py journlist and the ''tiani ibari , of my mind. All I wish to say is that
the sane American binie s man an N Wally Elliott should have coalled
the highbo'- uriti. ie'uceeds only in the first prize, and that Jack Jay is
seeming ridic lous. The trouble is that improving. Robert Itartron is not.
when the dear old Rotar' ilub et The art in the issue is mediocre.
and the Ladies' Aid social went Iony. The cover has poor compositin, part-
then ncngeer: ined to bltuer iul ly atoned for by excessive loudness.
their entertainvent with several eso- The artist ought to return to his
terie (inoito say erotic) minstrels ani legitimate field, sign iaintiig. The
a George Jean Nathan or so. The at- frontispiece will doubtless meet with
tempt is anything but a success. approval. The page on Ann Arbor
Taken separately, however, the theatre programs I find extremely
numerous features are not so bad. pathetic; but is it really Art? Of the
They are at any rate interesting, illustrations, only House's deserves
sometimes well-written. Wallace El- particular commenda-tion, although
liott's dope story on our new minor Davidson's design for The Flower
sports is excellent journalism; and, shows pronise. Van Every, as al-
since it pretends to be nothing better, ways, redeems his colleagues; his
I see no reason for criticising it ad- work in this number, however, falls
versely. The same is true of Lin- slow the standard set by his master-
coin Carter's article on the Stage- piece in the October Chimes. Clay-
Hands' Union. My one suggestion to ton Segears has drawn a realistic
Carter would be that he study the college picture; I can not help paging
English language a bit more care- Mr. Goldman. The composition of the
fully: what in Sheoul is the meaning magazine in general is not as good as
of "a number of theatres converge at previous issues, with the exception o
various points"? Hopwood's compo- the Minor Sports page.
sition is about what I expected. Hold! How could I have done it?
Bacon's thesis on fraternities promises I have forgotten the editorials! I
to be Informative, but it is not quite hasten to confess moy sin and do pen-
scandalous enough to hit the campus ance. But perhaps I have already done
The remaining article, a jeremiad in penance by reading them. It is certain
spired by dramatics at Michigan, that they affected me strongly, filled
would be utterly harmless if slipped me anew with love for Mankind, dis-
back to page fifty. Given the lead, it couraged me from encumbering the
tends to spoil the magazine at the Huron-at least until the next Gar-
start. I hope that the freshman who goyle appears - and sent me flying
wrote- it receives a surprise party 'toward the Congregational church,
some time this spring. On second thought, however, I be-
Closely related to the atiles is Ro-lieve that the editors could not have
singer's book review, which this month been referring to the Congregational
manhandles Schnittkind's Poets of the church; else why the "stately, decor-
Future. Rosinger's criticism is en- ous hynts"? I refrain from the ob-
tirely right as far as it goes; but why vious comment.
not go further? Why except Ruth Comes the time for the traditional
lebhlitner'a passionate soul-cry from pat on the back and terrific side-swipe
the general condemnation? And above on the ear. I comply. Chimes' vau-
all, why print the thing again? Either deville is a highly diverting spectacle,
Mr. Rosinger possesses a subtle and bordering at times on the risque, but
diabolic sense of humor, or else he saved by the tactful Presbyterianism
is in love: on no other hypothesis can (if that expression is not oxymoron)
we account for his dredging the little of Edward McCobb. Personally, I
one from the Huron river. I sincere- prefer a bit more of Wally and much
ly hope that I- am maligning Mr. Ro- less of Lew, but I am always amenable
singer, but I fear I am not, to argument. And by all means let
Of the fiction I prefer to say little; us have an abundance of the uplifting
of the poetry less: Pegasus hauling a edits which distinguish this issue.
Mme. Clara Clemens
The individual who delights in re- in the primitive folk-song to the ela-
surrecting genius from an obscure borate and subtly wrought art-song
place and shouting its merits at an of our times.
apathetic public is familiar to every- Mme. Clemens' eminence as a sing-
one as one of the worst of human er of songs arises largely from the
bores. The entrepreneur for the mu- versatility with which she approaches
sical art of Madame Clara Clemens her art. No branch of music is for
risks being placed in this category; I eign to her and in the field of the lied,
for that gifted contralto has long beenchanson and ballad er, supremacy is
buried beneath the avalanche of press acknowledged. In the preparation of
notices hailing her as the daughter her seven cycle programs, she has
of Mark Twain and the wife of Ossip memorized hundreds of songs in as
Gabrilowitsch that her own claims many moods. Sixty composers are
to distinction have been allowed com- listed in her repertoire and their
paratively scant recognition. That she songs are all sung in the original id-
is one of the great song interpreters iom. The amount of work necessary
of our day has apparently meant little to carry out this unique project is
to newspapers intent upon dramatiz- comparable in size only to that of a
ing her "Tom Sawyer" background piano virtuoso or an orchestral leader.
and Gabrilowitsch halo on every con- The chansons of France, the seguidil-
ceivable occasion. las of Spain and the sicilianas of Italy

Matinee Musicale's announcement are sung by Mme. Clemens. Her
that it has engaged Mme. Clemens to 'classic programs range from Bach to
give a song recital in Pattengill audi- Schonberg and include nearly every-
torium Monday, Mar. 26, is welcome thing in between. She is equally at
news. Better still is the fact that this home in delivering the dramatic cry
is but the first of a series of seven of "Edward" or the caressing tender-
such concerts which comprise her ness of "Du Bist Die Ruh," the three
"cycle" illustrating the development voices of the "Eriking," the solemn
of the modern song from its inception (Continued on Page Seven)

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