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Urliga$'iDal 1
Published every morning except Monday
during the University Summer Session by
the Board in Control of Student Publica-
The Associated Press is exclusively en-I
titled to the use for republication of all news
dispatches credited to it or not otherwise
credited in this paper and the local news pub-
lished herein.
Entered at the Ann Arbor, Michigan,
postoffice, as second class matter.
Subscription by carrier, $i.so; by mail,j
Offices: Press Building, Maynard Street,
Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Telephone 4925i
Editorial Director......Paul J. Kern
City Editor.....Joseph E. Brunswick
Feature Editor.....Marian L. Welles
Night Editors
Carlton G. ChampeH. K. Oakes, Jr.
John E. Davis Orville Dowzer
T. E. Sunderland
E. M. Hyman Miriam Mitchell
RobertE.CarsonMary Lister
Robet K CasonBetty Pulver
Wi. K. Lomason Louis R. Markus
Telephone 21214
Advertising ............. Ray Wachter
Accounts ........... John Ruswinckel
Circulation..............Ralph Millerj
C. T. Antonopulos S. S. Berar
G.i . Platt
Night Editor--JOS. E. BRUNSWICK



ously consider whether or not the
camp is worth a considerable con-
tribution. Surely, if there are any
among us who are interested in the
youth of the nation, and the fine work
which the Student Christian Associa-
tion is doing among them at Pater-
son Lake, they can accomplish few
more concrete things with a small ef-
fort than by generously contributing
to the Fresh Air Camp fund.
Chief among all financial develop-
ments of the past few weeks is the an-
nouncement by the movie producers
that the salaries of the stars will be
cut. Outside of the inveterate hard-
ship which the pay cut of ten percent
will work on the thousand dollar a
week performers who adorn the silver
screen, the issue involves the whole
question of fitting reward for service
rendered, and the question as to how
much one who contributes as little as
a movie actor to the general welfare
of the public should be rewarded.
Of course of the twelve-dollar a
week laundry girl who goes to the
neighborhood movie house on Satur-
day night, after a dismal week spent
drapping bundles, and see there for
fifty cents all the glitter and glamor
of the world she never will experience,
and sees the dissipated looking actress
spun through several thousand feet
of thrilling exepriences, climaxing
with a passionate love scene which
she and her delivery boy friend will
never approach, the actors and act-
resses can not be overpaid. By en-
abling this class of persons to live



SUNDAY, JULY 10, 1927 in a world unreal and apart, the
movies manage to vitiate the ambitior
that might otherwiseexist, to achieve
TE FRESH AIR CAMP realy instead of by proxy.
The accomplishment of the actors
The University Fresh Air Camp for and actresses, and the move as a
underprivileged children, under the whole, however, has been negligible t
auspices of the Student Christian As- any worthy end. To compare the ac-
sociation, is about to stage its annual complishment of the movie actors tc
summer campaign for funds. Some the accomplishment of the workmer
$500 isj needed this summer, accord- building the building across the street
ing to the estimates, if the-camp is would be folly indeed, for the work-
to be continued, and as usual the men are accomplishing something;
student body will be solicited, or yet the actors are getting paid any-
rather given the opportunity, to as- where from ten to a hundred times as
sist. much as those workmen for the same
The boys who are given the advan- amount of time. Tihs does not seem
tages of this camp are children from to be equitable.
the lower classes of Detroit and other To carry the comparison further,
large cities hereabouts. They are we find that nearly all first class ac-
boys who would have no other chance tors are making more money than the
to receive a vacation if they could not president of the United States, and
do so gratuitously, and the ten days while the President, to be sure, is not
outing which they receive at the Pat- indispensible, still it is likely that
erson Lake Camp is for many of them he too accomplishes somewhat more,
the first time that they have been off in the course of the year, than the
the pavements of the large cities. majority of the first rate actors. In
For this period of somewhat over a short, we find, by any comparison we
week they are given the chance to may draw, that the salary of the ac-
swim, to live outdoors, to roam the tors and actresses is not in proportion
woods, and not least to gain contacts to service they render.
with University students. All of the Now in any just and equitable sys-
advisors and leaders at the camp are tem of society the reward must be
students who are giving up their sum- comparable and in proportion to the
mer months, without any compensa- effort expended. Our system is not
tion, with the exception of the direct- just and equitable, but that is no rea-
or, in order to serve the cause by son why it should not be, and no rea-
giving the underprivileged children son why we should not endeavor to
contacts with a high type of older make it so. Of course, if we paid the
men. The value of these opportuni- movie actors what they were worth
ties for the underprivileged boys is they would all starve, and a charitable
inestimable. To them it is their first consideration, if nothing more, pro-
chance to see what a great univer- hibit that. A ten percent decrease
sity produces; to hear, if they wish, in salary, however, is not such a se-
about the university, and in a number rious blow to a person earning more
of cases the week and a half spent than the bricklayers and the president
at this camp has been a turning point of the United States, and consequent-
in the life of some youngster, and has- ly this reduction could be effected
been the point that decided him on a without any serious consequences.
profession or future, and which The movie industry, i t short, has
helped to inspire him to accomplish far overreached itself in lavish ex-
that end. penditures, and it is time that the
The camp has been running a num- public demanded a halt. Even in
ber of years, now. Hundreds of boys towns where no theater monopoly ex-
have been given the opportunities ists, extortionate prices are charged,
that it offers, and though it is still too and when entertainment lasting an
early for any of them to have pro- hour and a half costs as much as the
duced any astonishing results,' the common laborer can earn in an hour,
effect that a camp with a university then it is time that there was an ad-
atmosphere must have on the boys justment in our system of compensa-
from the alleys of the cities is too tion or price if the common laborer is
profound to be estimated. to enjoy the form of amusement.
Thus far the entire funds used in After all, the only things that are re-
financing the camp have been con- quired for the movies are beauty and
tibuted by the student body, and it a good press agent, and from some of
is a tribute to the generosity and the results one is even inclined to
doubt the beauty part. There is very
sense of public service which univer- doutte eatyat.nghere i e
sity students possess that never in'Amerativeainds nd i roth
the history of the enterprise has it American movie industry, and from
lacked funds. True it is, of course, moviee actors reit semimo itmosth
that some of the permanent buildings whom it is morally dangerous to en-
have been erected by interested pri-
vate persons, and that such donations trust large sums.
Fabulous prices are not necessary
have reached the point where the to attract movie talent. Most of the
place is one of the finest equipped actresses could scarcely earn a decent
among such camps throughout the ving if the charitable pub did not
state, but the actual money required pay to see them in the clutches of the
to operate the enterprise has been movie villians, and if any of them were
raised on the University of Michigan lost they could be replaced from a
campus. dozen different sources, except that re-
Michigan students in the summer placement in kind would seriously im-
session will of course contribute gen- pair the supply of domestice servants.
erously to these funds again as they If the movie producers themselves,
have in the past, and thereby they finally, are not able to reduce the
will be doing a great and significant salaries of actors it is time the pub-
service. They can do more than just lie took the matter in its own hands,
give the matter a moment's thought- and by blacklisting the recalcitrants
less attention, however, they can seri- force them to accept the decrease.


Having become disgusted with The
Daily, the paper that is given away
every morning with each copy of
Rolls, we are adding to the stupen-
dous prize of $100 offered by the
- Times-News for a scenario, two Swiss
- cheese sandwiches to make the win-
ning really worth while. The rules for
Roll's contest are the same as those
printed in the Times-News, recently.
t *
The following is the scenario which
would win the contest were it submit-
ted but we shall not do so in order
to give others a chance.
* * *
The story opens on a farm. John
Jones is the boy working in the field.
(Here we shall tell a secret. He is
the hero of the story and will win his
way to fame and fortune working on
the Ann Arbor Times-News. Emulate
him and be wealthy yourself.-Adv.)
John has on several occasion been
forutnate enough to read a newspaper,
and being disgusted with conditions
on the farm he decides to go to the
city and work on a big metropolitan
The next scene shows John arriving
on the Ann Arbor railroad in the city
from which the train takes its name..
He immediately sets out in a search
for employment. Arriving at the Press
building he applied for work on The
Michigan Daily but is told that he
must be a student to work there so
he breaks down and applies for a po-
sition at the Times-News office. There
he is immediately set to work chasing
As always happens in any good
movie, the first day our hero falls in
love with Mary, the beautiful daughter
of the managing editor. He tries to
attract her attention in many ways
and finally after months of trying he
chases some copy into the managing
editor's office when the girl is there.
She, of course is struck by his manli-
ness, etc., and although she will not
admit it to herself is madly in love
with him.
In consequence with this winning of
the heart of the daughter of one so
high on the staff, our hero is imme-
diately promoted to the position of
star reporter, but the managing ed-
itor insists that he get a scoop be-
fore he can have the hand of the beau-
tiful daughter in marriage. (Don't
mind the ambiguity of the pronouns,
that adds to the intensity of the
Our hero immediately dashes out,
plans a murder, gets the only story on
it for his paper, marries the daughter
and lives happily ever after. Thus the
Times-News is portrayed as the best
newspaper in the United States, and if
you write a scenario like this model
you will win the prize.
The Daily will publish at its
discretion letters to the editor,
under the heading "Campus Op-
ino"when they are deemed
tonse of general interest and

pertinent to events of the day
in or about the University. All
Imembers of the Summer session
are urged to contribute their
views, with the hope of stimulat-
ing intelligent discussion.
All communication must be
signed, but initials only will be
published if requested. By a
regulation of the Board in Con-
trol of Student Publications, all
letters must be read and approv-
ed by the Managing Editor and
Editorial Director, and a copy
of each, bearing their signatures
must be kept on file in The Daily
After all a thousand dollars a week
ought to be plenty for most any ex-
stenographer to live on, even taking
into account certain overhead expenses
which actors and actresses are bound
to incur. The movie industry at pres-
ent is carrying a tremendous lode-
stone chained to its ankle, nad it is
time that it retrenched. Not only
should the cost of pictures be reduc-
ed, but the reduction should and must
be passed on to the neral public if
an equitable se'tsIuent is be

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Vsit the
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Today and Monday
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One block from Hill
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AT THE night sessions, when class philosophers
vie with class Merry Andrews in deciding the
heavy problems of the world-or burlesquing
them - notice the royal guest, Prince Albert.
Chiming in with the spirit of the occasion. Fill-
ing the air with the finest tobacco-aroma ever.
Do you smoke Prince Albert? It will bring
you more pleasure and satisfaction than yOu
ever thought a pipe could give. The instant
you throw back the hinged lid and release that
wonderful P. A. fragrance, you suspect you are
in for some grand smoke-sessions.
The very first pipe-load confirms your sus.
picions. Cool as a gate-tender. Sweet as the
week-end reprieve. Mild as the coffee in Com-
mons-mild, yet with a full body that satisfies
your smoke-taste completely. Get yourself a
tidy red tin this very day

P. '.is soever re in
tidy red ins, poundtand healt.
pound tin humidors, and
pouund cry'stal glass humidor*
with sponge-moistener teop.
And always with every bit
of bite and parch removed by
she Prince Albert process.

-no other tobacco is like itd
0 1927, R. I Reynolds Tobacco
CcmpaY. Winton-Salem, N. C.

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