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00-Lecture by Dusthelmer
15-"Hedda Gabler," Sarah
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VIII, No. 28,






Henrik Ibsen's Drama, "Hedda Gabler,"
Opens TonightAs Seventh Summer Play
By Barton
As the seventh production of the busts and bustles of its composition,
season of Summer Plays the Rockford 1890; but the present performance
Players open at 8:15 o'clock tonight by the Rockford Players will be an
with Henrik Ibsen's famous melo- attempt to release the play from anyi
drama, "Hedda Gabler." Following a "period" tendency, emphasizinfg in-




State Executives Discuss Financial,
Labor And Industrial Conditions
Of The Country
(y Associated Press)
19th annual conference of governors
completed its session today wit'.
round-table discussion of matters
touched upon, prepared speeches and
an exxecutive session at which a next
executive committe was appointed.
Ralph 0. Brewster, Maine; John
Hammill, Iowa; Adam McMullin, Neb-
raska; John W. Martin, Florida; and1
Doris H. Durn, Utah, were named
upon the new controlling body. Later,
at an unnamed time, they will meet
and decide upon next year's head of
the . governprs' conference and the
ieeting place.
Round-Table Discussions
In the round-table discussions the
following observations were stated by
the various members of the confer-
Ritchie, of Maryland, thinks the
government should take whatever ac-
ion It can to bring about -equality of
agriculture. Before trying some ex-
periments he would like to see a real-
ly represntative conference at which
he farmer, labo'r, finance, industry
and the railroads would sit and put
the cards face up. He -said he thought
:he Mississippi valley flood control is
essentiallly a federal problem. He
thought that hydro-electric power de-
velopment hould be regulated by the
states acting jointly in co-opeation
whenever necessary. Also that the
lection campaign expenses should be
imited to -a definite -amount on the
basis of the registered vote, and if
he candidate violated the corrupt
practice act he should be Ineligible to
iold office.
Governor Green said, "Very glad to
have you heTre The whole state will
be edified by the able discussions."
Speaker Hull -of Massachusetts house
f representatives, "Each state's prob-
em is very much the same." He rec-
ommended that the nextconference
onsider the Massachusetts compulsory
automobile insurance law.
Fisher -Pledges Aid
Fisher of Pennsylvania declared his
wlillungness to join the several states
[An a solution of the flood problem.
iertain regrettable ballot trouble can-
ot recur in Pennsylvania, he said,
slnce the plaform of reform upon
which he was elected has been enact-
d into law."
The governors refused to go on
record in formal resolution, each pre-
ferring to state his personal view, al-
:hough a number of them merely
thanked Gov. Fred W. Green for his
The governors were left to them-
selves this afternoon and went sight-
seeing and indulged in various forms
of recreation. Tomorrow morning the
party will go to Sault Ste. Marie,
mere it will break up after viewing
he locks. \
"The Meaning of the Nebulas" is the
title of the illustratedlecture to be
delivered at 5 o'clock this aftrnoon in
the Natural Science auditorium by
Professor 0. L. Dustheimer of Bald-
win Wallace College.
l rofessor Dustheimer is conducting
courses in the University this summer.

-AssArts that it will be fair and

Elsie lHearndon Kearns I
Leading lady of the Rockford Play-
ers who takes the role of Hedda Gab-
iler in Henrik Isben's play of that
name, beginning tonight.

London Fails

To Alter Situation,
Assert Position

s lra
(By Associated Press)
LONDON, July 27.-W. C. Bridge-
man, first lord of the British admir-
alty, and Viscount Cecil left for Gene-
va this morning to participate in a re-
sumption of the naval conference
there. They had been in London a
week, having come from Geneva to
place before the cabinet a report on
the status of the naval parleys and to
receive futher instructions for their
Before entraining, Mr. Bridgeman
"We shall finish our work this time,
one way or the other. We are going
back after long discussions with the
cabinet, and I think the position is
clear. The sgovernment thoroughly
discussed the whole situation and the
position of Great Britain remains
fundamentally unchanged. I can only
say I have just as goodhope for a
settlement as when we came back."
Lord Cecil remarked: "I am always
hopeful, but I regard the position un-
questionably critical."
The delegates are due in Geneva
Thursday morning.
Japanese are Hopeful
(By Associated Press)
GENEVA, July 27.-The American
and Japanese delegations to the tri-
partite naval reduction conference sat
down for another period of waiting
today, being without information from
London as to the precise nature of the
terms which W. C. Bridgeman and
Viscount C4cil will bring back .to
A suggestion that the British might
ask that the present conference con-
fine itself to fixing the number of 10,-
000-ton eight-inch gun bearing cruis-
ers to be allotted to each of the three
powers, leaving the questions of
smaller cruisers, mounting six-inch-
ers, and destroyers and submarines
until a later date, possibly 1931, does
not please the Americans.
The hitherto prevailing 50-50 bet-
ting on the chances of a treaty grow-
ing out of the present discussions was
changed slightly overnight, veering to-
ward a break. The Japanese, alone
among the three powers, maintain
there still is a chance of arriving at
an agreement.
Assistant Professor Melvin T. Solve,
of the rhetoric ,department, expects
to have his book "Shelley-His Theo-
ry and Poetry" from the printers some
time during the month of August, he
informed The Daily yesterday. Uni-
versity of Chicago Press is the pub-
The work was written by Profes
sor Solve as a dissertation for hiE
Ph.D. degree, which he received from
the University of Michigan at the
June commenCement of 1926.

series of six comedies "Hedda Gabler"
is announced as the single serious bill
of the season, and it is expected (o
draw capacity houses during its five
performances through Tuesday even-
ing, August 1.
"Hedda Gabler" is regarded by cri-
tics as the most theatrically effective
of Ibsen's masterpieces. The play
presents no problem and is involved
with none of the symbolism which
clouds some of the author's works. In
actual stage production it is said to
become a pure melodrama, rising to
the amazing third act curtain which
is considered one of the most dra-
matic climaxes in all stage literature.
The story of the play is built
around the title-role, a woman of ar-
istocratic, neurotic temperament, who
has married a prosiac middle-class
professor in the expectation of wealth
and social prestige. Maddened by her
husband's hopeless dullness she al-
lows herself to drift into a compro-
mising situation with Judge Brack, a
friend of the family.
The action also introduces the fa-
mous character of Eilert Lovborg, the
poet "with vine-leaves in his hair."
Driven to desperation by his Infatu-
ation for the beautiful Hedda Gabler
he is finally driven to suicide, whicch
in turn brings Hedda's final dramatic
The character of Hedda Gabler is
placed along with Lady Macbeth,
Cleopatra, Madame Bovary and other
outstanding portraits of the theatre
as the perfect incarnation of every-
thing that is fascinating and destruc-
tive in a woman. The role is some
five pages longer than Shakespeare's
Hamlet and is regarded as one of the
most exhausting parts to play ever
Patrons of the company are anti-
cipating an electric performance from
Miss Kearns in this amazing charac-
ter. The production itself is to be
set in a distinctly modern manner as
a contrast to the drab background
traditionally given an Ibsen play. In
recent revivals in New York "Hedda
Gabler" has been costumed in the
Three new buildings are under con-
struction on the campus at the pre-
sent time. The architectural build-
ing, on Haven street, will be ready for
occupancy at the beginning of the
fall term. Outside work is already
completed, and finishing is now in
progress. The interior decorating
which has been started, together with
installation of the electrical fixtures,
is all that remains to be done.
According to the contract the new
museum will be' completed by Feb-
ruary 1, 1928.
Palmer Field house will be ready
for use in September. It will pro-
vide a swimming tank, bowling al-
leys, club-rooms, parlors, lockers,
showers, and storage for field equip-
(Hy Associated Pres)
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, July 27.-

stead, sheerly theatrical enius of the
Amy Loomis is cast as Mrs. ElvesteO,
and Robert Henderson will play the
famous part of Eilert Lovborg-"the
poet with vine-li r,,, in hs hair"-
whom Hedda driv: sta his death.
Charles Edgeconmb will appear asl
Judge Brack; Robert WetzAl will be
Hedda's husband, George Tesman; and
Frances Horine and iolen l ughesI
will play Aunt .Julia and Berta, the
The production of 'H-edda Gabler'
brings the end of the season definate-
ly in sight, as it will be followed on
August 2 with the final play of the
season, Shakesneare's "The Comedy
of Errors."
Concert Presented
By Mrs. Okkelberg
(A Review, by Miriam Mitchell)
Mrs. Maud Okkelberg gave a com-
mendable concert in Hill auditorium
last evening. And if her playing lack-
ed the emotion and soul that an audi-
ence usually look for, we can over-
look it in the realization that her tech-
nique is faultless. Mrs. Okkelberg is
much better as a soloist than as an1
accompanist, and evidences her ex-
perience in concert work through the
Beethoven's "32 Variations" was not
as effective as it might have been had
Mrs. Okkelberg been playing underI
ideal conditions. The echoes which
were a result of the rather small au-
dience drowned out many of the tones,
especially in the louder movements.)
Several of the variations were really
beautiful. Chopin's Waltz in E minor
showed perfect technique and good
feeling. In the Etude in C sharp min-
or, by Chopin, was shown the involved
technique that is so characteristic of
"Forest Murmurs" by Liszt, evi-
denced the difficulty of the work more
than Listz usually does. There was
a beauty in the freedom of the move-.
ment that greatly appealed to the au-,
dience. The Impromptu was pleasing
and very peaceful inatmosphere. The
dancing tune of the Wagner-Liszt
"Spring Song" was swift in movement.
There was just enough of Schuman in
"Spring Night" to make it appealing.
Moskowski's "Barcarolle" possesses
a beauty hardly surpassed by any Bar-
carolle. "In Autumn" by the samey
composer was a good contrast to the
Barcarolle but had the same inherent)
beauty. "Travel On," by Otterstrom,
reminds one of Vachel Lindsey's
"Congo." One hears the native "Tra-
beling" through the African jungles,
and then the footsteps and the noise
of the tom-toms dying away in the


Herbert Henderson
Director of the Rockford Players
who has played leading roles in the
plays given by his company during;
the summer season.
Comments on Emotions of Children
And Present Divorce Problem
of The World
Newell W. Edson, of the American
Social Hygiene association, spoke to
a mixed audience of nurses and teach-
ers in the Dental auditorium at 4
o'clock on "Guiding the Relationships
of Boys and Girls." This is the third'
of a group of four lectures Mr. Edson
is giving at the university this week..
Since the objective of every normal
child's life is a future home partner-
ship, Mr. Edson contends* that educa-
tion in successful homemaking should'
.he started early before the emotions
are colored by harmful stereotypes.
"The emotions frequentlydconflict
with reason, and, when they do, usual-
ly the emotions dominate," Mr. Edson'
stated. "Character is not dependent
on the intellect but upon rationalized
emotions. "
Chicago, New York, Cleveland, Phil-I
adelphia and Los Angeles are fore-
most in teaching completely the home-
making phases of human life. Detroit
is doing excellent school work with.
the biological aspects of sex.
In commenting upon the present di-
vorce problem, as Judge Ben Lindsay
sees it, Mr. Edson said:
"Lindsay is tryinig legally to make
his way out of a bad situation. I
think he is mistaken in citing a few

Describes Leading Cities On The
Continent; Cites Santigo As
Beautiful Modern City
"Some Impressions of South Amer-
ica" was the title of the lecture de-
livered by Professor Jesse S. Reeves,
of the department of Political Science,
yesterday afternoon in Natural Sci-
ence auditorium.
Professor Reeves stated that a gen-
eral impression of South America was
almost impossible since that continent
was composed, of such a heterogenous
group of states. Therefore, he simply
gave a sketch of each of the important
Peru, and especially the city of
Lima, was first mentioned by the lec-
turer. "Here," he stated, "the old and
the new jostle one another. Lima, it-
self, has all the charm of an old Span-
ish city, yet modernly equipped in a
great degree. The chamber in which
the Senate meets was formrly a cham-
ber used by the Inquisition. In the
new districts of the city one would
hardly know what city he was in. In
the midst of one of these districts
there is a modern country club with
a nine hole golf course where. in some
eases old Inca tombs form the haz-
ards. In Peru, in general, a sharp dis-
tnction between the Incas and the
Spanish may be felt."
Describes Chile
In speaking of Chile, Dr. Reeves men-
tioned this country's attempts to ad-
vertise her assistance to Africa. In'
this instance Chile is promulgating
the building of a modern eight story
hotel in the city.
"Santiago," said Professor Reeves,
"is a beautiful, modern city. It has
no. bull ring, showing an escape from
Spanish tradition, while its race
course is, in my opinion, one of the
most beautiful in the world."
The Andes, according to Dr.Reeves,
are too large, and too extensive to
impress ope as the Alps do. Crossing
from these mountains to Buenos Aires
may be found, as Dr. Reeves termed
it, the largest wheatfield in the world,
an almost continuous stretch 500
miles wide and 800 miles long.
Buenos Aires is Great Port
"Buenos Aires is a city of 2,000,000,"
remarked the Doctor, "although any
citizen will tell you that it is 3,000,-
000. It is not Spanish at all, but an
Italian city with a large amount of
French architecture. It is wealthy,
the pro capita being $2500 while the
pro capita of the whole Argentine is
"Here are located the best docks in
the world, and the city is the center
of a well developed railway system.
There are shops which rival those of
Paris and London, while great
amounts of money are spent on
clothes. 95 per cent of the automo-
biles used are of American make. The


;: ,,!:

Iinstances as being universal. Mar-
DA VID WARD WINS riage is very successful in comparisonI
MEDALIST HONORS with other forms of business partner-
ships. Over any 20-year period, 75
(By Associated Press) ' per cent of business partnerships
YPSILANTI, July 27.-David Ward, either break up or fail financially.
Michigan's 1926 champion, won the Marriage does ever so much better.
medalist honors for 1927 tournament We can improve our record, however,
here today when he turned in a card by teaching wholesome, ethical rela-
of 72, just even with Carr. He went tions to the child mind."
'out in a marvelous 33, three under par Before coming to Ann Arbor Mr.
and was going strong to set a new Edson was conducting a round table
record for the local cpurse when he discussion in social hygiene in a group
found trouble on the famous 17th hole of 1200 persons at the national con-
and took a six on a par four hole. He vention of the American Social Hy-
slipped another stroke on the 18th to I giene Association held in Oakland,
be even with supposedly perfect fig-1 Cal. From Ann Arbor Mr. Edson goes
ures. ! to Hampton, Va., to deliver a series
Howard Lee, Detroit country club, of lectures at Hampton institute for
was second man, playing after the Negroes.


American Marines and native con-
stabulary were awaiting orders today
to run down the band of irregulars of
the recalcitrant Nicaraguan Gen. San-
dino, which tried to ambush a column
of Marines and constabulary under
Maj. Oliver Floyd at San Fernando
A number of shots were fired in this
attempt attack, a Marine and several
constabulary men being wounded, but
the irregulars were routed with loss
of several killed and a score wounded.
Military circles here expect an ac-
tion will soon take place between the
irregulars and the Marines in which
airplanes will have a part, just as
they did in the battle 10 days ago at,
Ocotal, when Sandino's men tried to
capture that town from a handful of
Marines and constabulary.
Maj. Floyd was sent to the region
with a contingent of Marines after
the Ocotal battle to prevent reorgani-
zation of Sandino's forces.

rain, this veteran of almost 20 years of
tournament play turning in a 74. He
was even with par for the most of
the tourney, but slipped on the 14th
and 15th, losing one stroke to par on
Tomorow the Daily will give over
page three as a supplement to the
Gargoyle. The page has been com-
piled by members of the Gargoyle
'staff who are in Summer school.

The first professional course in ath-
letic coaching and the teaching of
physical education was established by
the University of Wisconsin.
(By Associated Press)
Amerlcan League
Detroit, 3; Philadelphia, 1.
St. Louis, 1; New York, 4.
Chicago, 7; Washington, 4.
Cleveland-Boston; rain.
Natlonal League
Philadelphia, 8; St Louis, 9.
Boston, 7; Cincinnati, 2.
Brooklyn, 1; Pittsburgh, 2.
New York, 6; Chicago, 4.

people in general are very pretensous
and worldly and do not like to feel
that they are excelled by anyone."
"Paraguay," said Dr. Reeves," re-
minds one of a pond in the process of
evaporation. It is obsolescent. This
is due to the fact that from 1810 to
1870 three of the worst tyrants that
ever lived occupied the throne. They
practically isolated the country from
the rest of the world."
Brazil, Professor Reeves charac-
terized in closing, as being of her
own culture. "She has a different at-
titude towards the United States," he
said in closing, "because we are one
of her best customers."
Dr. Reeves returned about the mid-
dle of June from South America where
he was one of the official delegates ap-
pointed by the President of the United
States Ito the International Commis-
sion of American Jurists to study the
codification of international law.
Mqre than 20,000 non-resident stu-
dents were enrolled in correspondence
courses of the University of Wiscon-.
sin Extension division in the year

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