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VIII, No. 25



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Herbert Hoover May Attend As Per-
sonal Representative of Coolidge;
600 Reservations Made
LANSING, July 23. At least 27 if
not 30 states of the union will be
represented by their governors at
their annual confernce to convene
Monday at Mackinac Island and con-
tinue for three days.
Gov. Fred W. Green was in Detroit
early today welcoming the incoming
governors and will jointly act as host
wtih Mayor John W. Smith at a lunch-1
eon this noon at Book--Cadillac hotel.
The governor's party will leave De-
troit on a specially chartered boat at
3 o'clock, arriving at the island dur-
ing the afternoon Sunday, and Mon-
day morning the confernce will be-
The annual confernces of the gov-
ernors of the various states are in-_
creasing in importance each year and
numerous questions are scheduled to
come up next week which will be of
mation-wide importance.
Many Plan to Attend.
To show the importance of the con-
Terence this year are the following
acceptances received Friday afternoon
by Howard Lawrence, executive sec-
retary to Gov. -Green; Govs, Bigg
braves, Alabama; John E. Martineau,
Arkansas; John H. Trumbull, Con-
necticut; Robert P. Robinson, Dela-
ware; John W. Martin, Florida; Len
Small, Illinois; Ed Jackson, Indiana;
John Hammell, Iowa; Ben S. Paulen,
Kansas; Ralph C. Brewster, Maine;
Albert C. Ritchie, Maryland; John C.
Howe, speaker of the house of repre-
sentatives, representing the governor
of Massachusetts; Gov. Theodore
Christianson, Minnesota; Adam Mc-
Mullen,-Nebraska; Huntley M. Spauld-
ing, New Hampshire; Alfred E. Smith,
New York; Arthur G. Sorlie, North
Dakota; John S. Fisher, Pennsyl-
vania; Lieut. Gov. Norman C. Case,
Rhode Island; Govs. John G. Rich-
ards, South Carolina; George H. Dern,;
Utah; John Emerson, Wyoming;
former Gov.Cary A. Hardee, Florida;
former Gov. Gifford Pinchot, Pennsyl-
vania, and Lieut. Gov. F. H. Ban Or-
Man, Indiana.
Banquet on Tuesday
The session of the governors will
be a business one. Tuesday night,
Gov. Green will interrupt the sessions
with a banquet at which more than
600 guests will be present. Gov.
Green has invited the prominent
editors of Michigan newspapers to
attend the banquet as well as Repub- j
lican and Democratic leaders of the
middle west. He already has reser-<
vations for more than 600 guests at
'this banquet and on the program he
has scheduled such speakers as Gov.
Smith of New York, potential Demo-
cratic nominee for president next
year; Gov. Ritchie of Maryland, also1
a possible presidential candidate; ex- I


Play Class To Give
Three Presentations'
Three plays wil Tbe presented
August 10 by Lionel Crocker's class
in presefitation of one-act plays. The
plays selected are the Belasco prize
play, "Judge Lynch," which deals
with the injustice done to the negroes
in lynching; the. "Pot-bailers," by
Alice Gerstenberg, a satirical comedy
on the Writing of plays, and "Cin-
derella Married," which depicts the
trials and tribulations of Cinderella
after her marriage to the Prince
Charming. N
These plays will be given in Sarah
Caswell Angell Hall, and admission
will be charged.
A demonstration of broad jumping,
sprint take-offs, and hop-skip-and-
jump was given by DeHart Hubbard,
'25, yesterday afternoon on Ferry
Hubbard is an Olympic champion
and holder of several world records.




Disinfection Is Not As Effective as
Destroying The Germs
"Our present health regulations
should be so extended that any person
-parent, guardian, superintendent of
schools, teacher-who has reason to
believe the presence of a disease,
should be compelled to report it," said
Dr. Don M. Grivold, deputy health
commissioner of Michigan, Saturday
in the final lecture of the Health in-
stitute in the Dental building.
Dr. Griswold said that our present
health program never can be much
more efficient so long as we leave
the burden of the prevention of com-
municable diseases entirely on the

Dr. Ray Lyman Wilbur
Who is president of Stanford Uni- Robert D. Carey
versity, is heading the U. S. delega- Who is former governor of Wyo-
tion at tht Institute of Pacific Rela-
tions, Honolulu, Hawaii. rming, is being mentioned as under
30 noted men and women of the consideration for the post of ambassa-j
United States are attending the ses- dor to Mexico, to succeed James R.,
sions. Sheffield, retired.

A review by Hannah Green.

,' _ IS BEST


Paul Valery, famous French Poet,
is elected a member of the French
Academy to fill the seat made vacantj
by the death of the late Anatole
France. He is shown above arriving
at the Academy for the first time, clad
in the garb of an Academician.
Social dancing class has proved
very popular, according to officers of
the summer session, and by the spe-
cial request of those in the class, in-
struction will continue for at least
one more week.
The class in Natural dancing is
working out the project which is to
be presented to the public early in
August. One of the girls in the class
is writing the legend IfoT the play,
and all twenty girls in the *class will3
participate. The performance will be
held in Barbour Gymnasium. No ad-
mission wil be charged
Washington, 9; St. Louis, 8.
New York, 5; Chicago, 2.I
Detroit, 3;' Boston, 2.
Natioal League
Pittsburgh, 2-4; Boston, 6-3.
Gov. Chase S. Osborn of -Michigan;
Secretary Herbert Hoover, who, if he
attends, will personally represent
President Coolidge, and Gov. McLean
of North Carolina, if he finds it con-
veniegt to attend.
Worker bees have 6,400 eyes, queen
bees 4,900, and drones 13,800, accord-
ing to the experts at one college.

Well, in the first place, the play is
by Shaw; and that, according. to the
hard-boiled critic, places it in the
realm of good plays. "What merit
has the play other than the auth1or's
merit?" asks Mr. Bannal betwen the
second and the third acts, thus turn-
ing the laugh upon himself. "But,"
added the count, "we can't deny that
the actors are fine!"
Shaw has sometimes been accused
of gnomic passages, and, indeed,
"Fanny's First Play," has its share,
but the passages are all so typically
Sahvian, so well selected and so ab-
solutely to the point, that nobody
minds their tendency toward the
aphoristic. And although "fanny'sI
First Play" is one of Jir. Shaw's{
lighter plays, and although he himself3
says that his characters are mere pup-
pets put in the play to "spout Shaw,"
there is still a feeling that Mr. Gilbey
in the person of Charles Edgecombe isE
a very real person. Perhaps that is
because he is a well-known type-the
so-called "respectable" business man,
"respectable" because he is monoton-
ous and keeps out of the public eye.
That, decides Mr. Shaw, is the middle
class standard of morality; the main-
tenance of an inconspicuous position
half way between the too good and
the too bad.C
Another reason why Mr. Gilbey, the
outraged father, disgraced by a way-
ward son, was so convincingly a real
person was Mr. Edgecombe. His in-
terpretation was spirited and com-
plete even to the tapping of his fin-
gers on the arm of his chair when he
was so agitated that words simply
failed him.
Wetzel Draws Comment
Mr. Knox, too, played by Robert
Wetzel, was another type of the self-
pitying righteous man, who feels that
all his work for the last forty years
has been ruined in 14 days by his "en-
lightened" daughter. We never can
feel much sympathy for Mr. Knox be-
cause we know all the time that he
has worked for his position because

he, Mr. Knox, wanted it and not be-
cause he was such a slave for his
family. We are beginning to see
things through Shaw's clear-cut spec-
tacles with all the glamour removed.
This really is contrary to form, to
find 'distinct characterizations in a
Shaw play-but they sem to have been
created some way, if not by the
E author, then certainly by the actors.
And Elsie Herndon Kearns contrib-
uted a great deal to this "creation."
Her interpretation of "Darling Dora"
was superb. Her dialect well studied
and her spirit indomitable. She was
the first of the company to undergo
I the ordeal of holding in one long con-
tinued speeech the major part of an
act . Dora is the girl of the streets,
sympathetically portrayel, and it is
said that she was the model which
Shaw later developed into Eliza Doo-
little in "Pygmalion.''
And in the second act, Margaret,
the missing daughter of the Knox
household, returns, and Amy Loomis
in this role repeats Miss Kearns' act
of holding the audience by a long
recital of her experiences, following
her attendance at a prayer meeting
and her subsequent 14 days at Hollo-
way jail.
Duvallet By Henderson
* Helen Hughes, as Mrs. Knox, and,
Robert Henderson as the bouncing
Frenchman, Duvallet, also have long,
Shavian orations which they articu-
late easily and effectively. And Iwho
can say that Shaw does not create
real characters and contrasts in thet
bland Mrs. Gilbey, who cannot keep
her mind on the .sub ect but who mustt
ask so irrelevant a thing as "What
did you say a concertina was?" right
in the middle of Dora's recital of
Bobby's deviltry. And in the straight-1
faced Juggins who turns out, after all,
into the highly romantic personage of'
the younger brother of a duke! Jug-
gins was such a good butler, due to
Frena Rothier, that somehow every-
one expected something better of him
-but a duke!
The reason for these seemingly ex-
travagant situations was because
Fanny, the author of the play, was
only nineteen. It was her play, and
her birthday; consequently her indul-
gent old father, a man sensitive to an
extreme to anything beautiful, had
her play produced by "real" actors
and judged by "real" critics. Samuel
Bonnell, in the role of the father, had
the difficult task of walking up the
aisle and starting the whole show off
with a monologue. That is a trying
situation, but Mr. Bonnell carried the
part off with spirit.
Critics Are Critics
The critics who came in to judge
the play were obviously not profes-
sional ?ctors: they were, to be sure,
mere critics! But rather clever at I
that. And in their trite remarks upon
the drama in general and upon such'
specific characters as Granville Bar-:
ker, Sir Arthur Pinero and their
caustic digs at Shaw himself succeed-
ed in ridiculing both the author and
the whole profession of criticism with
weapons none too gentle.
A contributing detail to the enjoy-i

ION OF REVIEWVER shoulders of the physician.
The ideal quarantine was a dam
4 intended to keep disease absolutely
ment of the play was the clever work confined to a location without any
upon sets. The living room of the escaping. The practical realization of
Knox house was especially attractive, this is impossible," he added.
a fitting background' for Mrs. Knox Italians Invent Quarantine
who sat at the spinet desk looking for The early Italian seaports invented
all the world like a cameo. the naval quarantine four centuries
The production of "Fanny's First B. C. as a protection against diseases
Play" was a dramatic contrast to the brought by the Phoenician ships.
"clean play," "Pigs," and the essen- Quarantine then lasted 40 days, where
tially metropolitan affair, "Cradle now ships have to wait in harbor only
Snatchers." It will be followed by a week, the usual period of incubation
another contrast next week in "Hedda of diseases. Even primitive peoples
Gabler" by Ibsen, the heaviest pro- recognize that illness can be com-
duction of the season. municated. The Eskimos burn the
lodges of persons who die.
MAUD OKKELBERG Formerly, the main'attempt of med-
TO GIVE CONCERT ical science was to control infection
by destroying germs. This form of
Maud Okkelberg of the piano Fac- disinfection will not prevent disease
yso well as the removal of germs will:
ulty of the University School of Tepeec fbcei snts
Music, Ann Arbor, Michigani, will give The presence Qf bacteria is not so
Muscnrn i AMihin, wille, menacing as might seem, for, of the
a concert in Hill Auditorium, Wed- 20 karmnful kinds of germs, only
nesday, July 27th, at 8:00 o'clock, thrml ki----nds + gr-o-,+

under the auspices of the entertain-1
ment series provided by the Univer-
sity of Michigan, and the University!
School of Music, pwsticularly for
summer school students of the twoj
institutions. The genral public, how-!
ever, with the exception of small chit-
dren, is invited.
Mrs. Okkelberg is an artist of wide
recognition. After completing her
studies at the University School ofj
Music under Albert Lockwood, sheI
spent several years in Europe ,where
she studied under both Mr. and Mrs.
Josef Lhevinne for an extended period
of time. Upon her return to this
country she engaged in concert ac-1
tivities, and held several importantj
teaching positions before resuming
her work on the Faculty of the Uni-
versity School of Music. She has ap-
peared many times as solo artist in
Ann Arbor.l

ree--ockjaw, antiraux, and botu-
linus (ripe olive poisoning)-are not
killed by just plain soap and water.
Few People Know Prevention
Few people are aware of this sim-
ple preventive of disease. In fact,
most germs die from simple exposure
Io air and sunlight. Diphtheria virus
is injured by cold, and the germs of
meningitis die when removed from
body temperature.
Disinfection by fumigation, once be-
lieved so necessary, has given way to
the soap-and-water method. Even
with diphtheria, the germs die by
(hemselves. Distinfection is largely
valuable as an indication that persons
are trying to prevent further infec-
Isolation Effective
There are disease carriers, however,
but isolation usually will render these
nersons harmless in the course of a
few weeks. Only one out of every
thousand persons has virulent germs
of diphtheria in his throat, Dr. Gris-
wold mentioned. This is a negligible
figure, when compared to other
sources of infectioni.
"School children, directly exposed
to disease in the home, should be iso-
lated from the rest for a week. In
case of an exposure of the casual
type--when one child comes down
with measles in the school room,} for
instance-the children exposed should
come to school as usual but they
should be examined individually each
day for a wek. If a child has been
present in a large group where the
presence of a contagious disease was
suspected, he need merely be
watched a week for any unusual dis-
turbances," Dr. Griswold concluded.
Ou- a ,**z
4 - V "
-That today will be fair and
coo er.

Musicians Meet In Final Parley In Effort To
Adjust Wage Differences Of Chicago Orchestra

Above are the leaders of the M usicians' union in Chicago as they m et in the final parley over the wage
differences which have culminated i n disbanding the Chicago Symphon y Orchestra. The union has thus
far held fast to its demand for a w age scale of $100 a week minimum for the members of the famous musi-
cal organization. 'he leaders above, from left to right, are: A. M. Elro d, C. A. Baumann, X. C. Pletrillo,
Sylvester Kloss, E. A. Benkert, and Leo Jawarowski. I

Helen Hughes
Whose charming imperosnation in
"Fanhny's First Play" demonstrated
conclusively her versatility. Miss
Hughes has been playing the inge-
nue role previous to this produc-

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