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to their assistance is a large assembly of deft and balanced capabilities.
The play will not interest the jaded theatregoer who is out for blood. Neither will it amuse the earnest seeker after incontinence, sordid or suave. It has, however, a quality of ease and atmospheric entertainment that commends it amiably to attention.
Percy Hammond—“I had a comfortable time at The Farmer's Wife. Almost every character delighted me."
Alan Dale-"Rattling entertainment for those whose ideas of rattle are not concerned with doors and bedsteads."
WHAT PRICE GLORY?-The great U. S. War play. Marine and mud and cognac.
CONSCIENCE-A searching performance by Lillian Foster as the girl who buried her morals when her husband went to prison.
WHITE CARGO-Grim disintegration of a man who sentences himself to loneliness among natives of Africa.
THE MIRACLE-Religion put up in wholesale lots by the master chemist of stage spectacle, Max Reinhardt.
RAIN-Jeanne Eagels proving that the ways of God to woman cannot always be justified.
COBRA-A Sounding melodrama, recalling Eve and the snake, which is not made for those demanding subtlety.
THE SHOW-OFF-Amusing exposure of the futility of the great loud speaker. EXPRESSING WILLIE Delightfully satiric jabs at the urge to parade one's ego under the banner of Self-Expression.
GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE-A thin comedy of infelicity made to sit up and take nourishment by the staccato brilliance of Ina Claire.
THE FARMER'S WIFE-Reviewed in this issue..
MINICK-A microscope on middleclass life which insists that youth and age are incompatible.
THE WEREWOLF-Exceedingly Continental collection of infidelities. Made palatable by a distinguished cast.
Connoisseurs are choosing the following items of girls and gaiety for their diversion: The Grab Bag, Kid Boots, Rose-Marie, Ziegfeld Follies, Grand Street Follies, I'll Say She Is, Scandals, Ritz Revue, The Dream Girl.
"Loudest and Funniest" The Comedians Are Coming
The musical comedy and revue season in Manhattan is fast becoming a laughing matter. No matter where you go, you run into a lot of crazy comedians. Long ago, it used to be the girls that sold the singing shows; later, it became the music, even the singing itself now and then; for the past few years, it has been the dancing. Currently, Broadway is flawed with wise cracks, opening everywhere to emit their little jets of joy. With the few inevitable exceptions, every great comdian we have will be winter-quartered in Manhattan.
At the risk of receiving infernal machines by mail, this department nominates Al Jolson as the big jet of joy, in fact as the geyser of gaiety. After an endless wandering in Bombo, he is preparing to go into action in Big Boy at approximately 9 p. m. every evening of the winter except Sunday.
Ed Wynn and Eddie Cantor emit almost as much cubic laughter per evening. Wynn exploded last week in The Grab Bag. Cantor will function most of the year in Kid Boots.
Lest your correspondent fail to mention the Marx Brothers in the same breath and thereby commit critical suicide, be it noted that they continue in I'll Say She Is. Joe Cook and James Barton, further favorites of the erudite commentators, are with us in the Vanities and The Passing Show. W. C. Fields, last year's most ribald recruit for the comedian championship, returns later in a show of his own writing, The Old Army Game. Most everyone knows that Will Rogers is in the Follies.
Raymond Hitchcock, after a period of metropolitan inactivity, is in eruption with the Ritz Revue. Associated with him is the elongated Charlotte Greenwood, than whom there is no more foolish female unless it be Fanny Brice, who is among the natural phenomena of the forthcoming Music Box Revue. In the same Box are Robert Benchley and the ridiculous Clark and McCullough. In Dutch is the Gallagher and Shean trade-mark. Leon Errol will fall on his face as Louis in Louis, the Fourteenth.
Fred Stone, commanding exponent of clean fun, is just leaving. Jack Hazzard entangled himself with a failure called Bye, Bye, Barbara, but will probably be back. Other vacant niches are labeled: Sam Bernard, Lew Fields, Frank Tinney. Yet their absence cannot discourage the general jet of joy. It seems that louder and funnier theatricals are inevitable. In fact, loudest and funniest.
"He introduces his art to America via Cashmere Bouquet Soap," reads the headline in an advertising pamphlet issued by Colgate & Co. Arthur Rackham, distinguished British artist, has painted an advertising series in the interest of national cleanliness and fragrance.
No longer will it be necessary for admirers of this eminent painter's queer, gnarled and gnomish trees and ladies in old-fashioned caps and flounces, to seek his work in the Luxembourg Museum in Paris, the Tate Gallery (London), the Municipal Collections of Vienna and Barcelona. They may be found wherever soap is likely to be sold or advertised.
The incident is curiously paralleled by the episode of the use of Bubbles, a painting by Sir John Everett Millais, famed Englishman, for advertising purposes by the Pears' Soap Co. Millais, however, did not connive at the commercial use of his art. On the contrary, it was done without his knowledge; and his wrath knew no bounds when he discovered it.
According to Colgate & Co., Mr. Rackham was induced to become a commercial artist by a persuasive young woman who was able to point out to him the splendid facilities offered by the soap interests for the introduction of his work to the U. S.
The precedent is probably a wholesome one. U. S. commercial art has been a little behind that of the leading continental countries.
One day last week a blind violinist played in the street in front of the Fort Pitt Hotel, Pittsburgh. Blind musicians have doubtless played there before they are not infrequent. A music lover, goaded to desperation, will from time to time resort to bribery to make them stop. Thus they eke out their precarious livelihood. In this case, strange things happened. Men, hurrying past, paused, listened, stayed. A crowd gathered. An occasional ear was strained to catch the excellences of an unexpected technique. For two hours the crowd stood, respectfully attentive to the program of classical favorites-Schumann's Traumerei, the prison scene from Trovatore, the Intermezzo from Cavalleria. Then the violin was silent again. A buzz of surprised admiration from the gathered audience; a collection on the spot netted more than $50 for the sightless wanderer with the magic gift.
Sixteen years ago, a new star was heralded on the horizon of music. A young Dutch violinist, Peter van der Meer, late of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, gave a violin recital in Carnegie Hall. His interpretation of Paganini's Concerto in D Major met with especial acclaim. But soon Van der Meer was forgotten. In 1915, he became blind, after a long illness. He spent six years in the Bellevue Hospital, Manhattan. Recently he was pronounced cured-but his sight had left him forever.
Peter Van der Meer, who enthralled a street crowd in Pittsburgh, has gone on his way southward, the magic violin under his arm. Where he is going he knows not. He has no money other than the gifts of casual hearers.
Geraldine Farrar has a new way of doing Carmen. She has eliminated most of the scenery and the choruses. The interest is centred entirely on the two principal characters, all superfluities. being carefully eliminated. Her version was first used when she began her tour, Sept. 26, at Portsmouth, N. H., and was pronounced a success.
Prior to Oct. 15, she had visited: Pittsfield, Mass.; Schenectady, Syracuse, Batavia and Rochester, N. Y.; Toronto and Hamilton, Can.; Detroit, Jackson and Lansing, Mich., for onenight performances. Future bookings include: Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland (Ore.), Seattle, St. Paul, Madison, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Louisville.
paid to sing and sang. Mme. Walska also sang."
"But can Mme. Walska sing?"
"She is a beautiful and gracious woman."
"But can she sing?"
"Some day," he said, "if she has the proper trainers, she should have a nice, small voice."
"And how was she received at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées ? Was there any truth in the report that the audience threw things?"
"No. Nothing was thrown. The audience tittered and chuckled. It seemed amazed."
The Metropolitan Opera Company (New York City) will open its season on Nov. 3 with Aida. This opera, an old standby for opening nights, has been chosen as a good medium for the introduction of Tullio Serafin, the new Italian conductor. It had previously been expected that Fedora, a favorite with Maria Jeritza, would be the first offering.
At Washington, the Jesuit community of Georgetown University sat down to its 'dinner. With it sat the Rev. Charles Williams Lyons, S.J., onetime President of Gonzaga College (Washington, D. C.), of St. Joseph's College (Philadelphia), of Boston College, and latterly head of the Boston College Philosophy Department. Dinner over, the Rev. John B. Creeden, S.J., Georgetown's President, introduced Father Lyons to the Georgetown faculty with the simple explanation that Father Lyons would succeed him at once as their President. In accordance with the Jesuit custom of simplicity, no further ceremony marked the induction. In the morning. Father Creeden took the first train for Boston. There he assumed the philosophical duties relinquished by Father Lyons.
Father Creeden was "one of the most popular Presidents" in Georgetown's history. Reason for his departure was seen in the fact that he had served six years the longest time allowed a man to hold one office according to the Jesuit rules; and in the fact that Father Lyons is "renowned as a developer of colleges and was the leading influence in the recent Boston College drive." Funds are already in the gathering for "Greater Georgetown." Father Lyons had been called to supervise.
Born and educated in Boston, successful as a young man in the wool business, Father Lyons was ordained in 1904. His administration of Boston College during the War days "won him the admiration of all New England." He served on the Massachusetts State Military Commission (1915), was last year chosen to deliver the historic Fourth of July address in Faneuil Hall, "Cradle of American Liberty."*
spring. He saw the farms come, land go up, towns spring into being. He attended Decatur College, Decatur, Ill., refused an appointment to West Point and entered Baylor University, at Waco, Tex.
After Baylor came Yale; then a law practice in Fort Worth. Then the University of Chicago, where he became a Doctor of Philosophy. Then teaching at Baylor and at the University of Texas. Last July, he was nominated by the Democrats to succeed himself as Railroad Commissioner of Texas, to which position he was appointed by Governor Neff in 1923.
Now, in the "most responsible public office," Dr. Splawn can work more effectively than ever for his dream. This is his dream: "Some day the vast stretch of country along the Carribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico may develop a civilization surpassing that of the countries along the Mediterranean when they were at their peak of splendor and grandeur. Texas and Texans should lead in the development of this greater civilization; and the most potent influence should be that which comes from the University of Texas."
And whom did Dr. Splawn succeed? Dr. Robert Ernest Vinson, President Texas University these seven years. And what of Dr. Vinson? Well
At Cleveland, Western Reserve University had a busy day. It dedicated a new School of Medicine, Dr. Harvey W. Cushing, Professor of Surgery at Harvard, delivering the speech. And it inaugurated the seventh President the University has had since its foundation in 1826. Dr. Livingston Farrand, President of Cornell University, spoke at a dinner celebrative of both the dedication and the inauguration.
But this seventh President-he⚫ was none other than Dr. Robert Ernest Vinson, erst of Texas. President Emeritus Charles F. Thwing saluted him; and Dr. Vinson replied: “. We already have more facts than we have assimilated. Our knowledge has already outrun our moral and spiritual development. Our chief duty now is to bring the ethical and spiritual character of the Nation up to the point where its intellectual development will be in safe hands. . .
Southern give great promise of a like winning in the Northern field."
The new President of Western Reserve was not without work on his desk. The day after his inauguration, the Cleveland Foundation, an organization founded in 1914 for "civic, educational and philanthropic work," reported on a survey it had lately completed. This report dwelt on Cleveland's higher educational needs, recommended the formation in Cleveland of one large new university through an amalgamation of Western Reserve University and the Case School of Applied Sciences.
Western Reserve-in whose history and upbuilding such men as John Hay, U. S. Secretary of State under Roosevelt Rutherford B. Haves, 19th U. S. President: Myron T. Herrick, U. S. Ambassador to France; Newton D. Baker, onetime U. S. Secretary of War; and Samuel Mather, Cleveland coal and iron man have figured-has specialized principally in the liberal arts. The Case School is chiefly scientific. Where the two overlap, waste motion is now seen. The proposed amalgamation would leave each institution separate autonomy under unified control, would, by extension of their activities, try "to lead higher education out of the sequestered academic grooves into the common life of all the people of the community." A business school, with a "downtown" extension was one proposed departure.
The State of Michigan is regarded as having highly developed laws on education. Statutes have not only provided an admirable public school system, but have also elevated the standards of instruction in private and parochial schools by providing state supervision. Seeking to control non-public schools still further, Michigan politicians have, of late, proposed an amendment to the State Constitution whereby children "under the ninth grade and under 16" would be compelled to attend the public schools. Should this amendment become law. private and parochial schools in Michigan would be deprived of a good two-thirds of their patronage.
Naturally, such bodies as the Michigan Association of Private and Church Schools and the Diocesan School Committee have been objecting strenuously. Last week, Frank Cody, Superintendent of Detroit public schools and President of the State Board of Education, addressed a letter to the objectors: "I see no need for the proposed school amendment. . . . The existing school laws are adequate. . . . I do not believe in the spirit of the proposed amendment. It is un-American in character. . . ."
There lives in Detroit a person, presumably wealthy, who admirably combines an appreciation of the arts with practical generosity. Three years ago this person, name unknown, endowed Michigan University with a fellowship in Creative Arts. Whereupon, Robert Frost, Vermont poet, lived at Ann Arbor for two years, writing, teaching. This last year, Robert Bridges, British laureate, has lived at Ann Arbor, writing, teaching.
Last week, many people recalled these facts when Mr. Marion L. Burton, Michigan's President, announced that the anonymous person in Detroit was continuing the fellowship; that Robert Frost, having grown fond of Michigan during his two-year visit, had accepted a permanent membership in Michigan's Literary Faculty, beginning next year, when he will leave his present position on the staff of Amherst College.
At Katonah, N. Y., Labor went to college. "About 50" was the enrolment, this year, of Brookwood, "the only resident trade union college" in the U. S. Many applicants had to be turned away for lack of facilities. One third of those admitted were women. A dozen industries and international unions were represented; anthracite and bituminous coal miners from Illinois and Pennsylvania had increased in number since last year; foreign workers were present from England, Denmark, Belgium, Japan; were expected from Mexico after the fall meeting of the Mexican Federation of Labor.
What little endowment Brookwood enjoys is Labor money. The college was opened in 1920, as an experiment in adult education, under the supervision of two committees-one composed of the heads of state labor groups (chiefly in the garment-workers' union), which raised the money necessary and determined upon a curriculum appropriate to the labor movement; the other, chiefly advisory, composed the college professors from Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania and Amherst, which planned the actual instruction methods.
The course covers two eight-month terms. The curriculum includes History of Civilization, Economics, Statistics, English Literature, Grammar (for the needy), Debating, Labor Problems, Journalism.
The Salvation Army
Simultaneously with the arrival of its English General upon this Continent, there was published last week
GENERAL BRAM WELL
He reported new advances
the findings of an investigation into the Salvation Army. Reading this report and reviewing the life of his immediate family, General W. Bramwell Booth might have noted the following:
Origin. General Booth's father, William, left the Methodist ministry in 1865 in order to succor the lost sheep of London's East End. Thirteen years later, William and his wife Catherine whipped their missions into a military organization. Their Army grew phenomenally as it advanced from post to post. The conquest of the U. S. dated from 1880.
Scope. Under the general direction of its London headquarters, the Army is fighting in 61 countries. Its personnel numbers nearly 85,000 officers and men, not including 28,150 brass bandsmen. The Army's morale is fed by 80 periodicals in 35 languages; and its annual victories over Sin range from 225,000 to 275,000. Its financial resources are not correspondingly great. The Eastern territorial division
Ever since Catherine's day, women have had equal rights with men, although they draw $1 per week less pay. Thus, a male colonel -the highest rank-draws $29.50; a felmale colonel $28.50. But since both husband and wife may rise to colonelcies, the family income may conceivably total $58.
Converts are usually persuaded to join some recognized Protestant church. Besides the Army's fight against drink, its greatest success has probably been with unfortunate women. It reports annual reform of 7,399
of the American Army, for example, lists 18 millions of assets against seven of liabilities; its headquarters building in the wholesale district of Manhattan represents 15 of the 18 millions of assets.
Trouble. The Army has advanced with remarkably little internal friction. It has not, however, been easy to conduct the American campaign from the London headquarters. In 1896, Bramwell Booth's brother, Ballington, and his sister-in-law, Maud Ballington Booth, held sway on this Continent. They seceded, forming the Volunteers of America. Most of the Army officers, however, remained loyal to the London Commander-inChief, who promptly appointed his sister Evangeline to the difficult American command. Now Evangeline is a very great woman. She began her career by peddling copies of the War Cry and has done all the unpleasant jobs associated with slumming. She has even impersonated beggars and other wretches that she might the better understand them. She has been stoned and thrown into jail. She rides, swims, sings, pianofortes. She does not dance, card-play, theatre or movie-go.
Evangeline became an American and, during the War, an American heroine. The London dominance of brother Bramwell began sometime after to pinch. Rumors that General Bramwell would oust Commander Evangeline have been almost annual. The latest item of debate is an interpretation of a London rule which, some say, would prohibit Army officers from joining such "secret" societies as the Elks or Masons. Interviewed on the S. S. Homeric, General Booth declared there was no such rule. The trouble, it appears, lies deeper.
General Booth proceeded to Canada to conduct conferences at Toronto and Winnipeg. There he was congratulated on the completion of 50 years service, the marks of which he bears with dignity-snow-white hair and snow-white sideburns. He reported new advances of his Army into Brazil, Czecho-Slovakia, Hungary, East Africa, and expressed himself eminently pleased with Commander Evangeline's conduct of the campaign in the U. S.
Mexico. When must a church refuse to obey the civil law? As a point in practical churchmanship, this question faced 94 bishops of the Protestant in Episcopal Church Manhattan, in solemn session assembled in Synod Hall of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
The bishops were considering
Mexico, particularly in regard to electing a missionary bishop for that country. Bishop George H. Kinsolving of Texas rose to present a report on the situation, then two resolutions, then an argument. He reported that the new Mexican constitution prohibits foreigners from propagating religion and holding property in connection therewith. He asked that it be resolved that no bishop be elected until October, 1925, and that further investigations be made. He argued:
"While the bootlegging of whisky into the United States from Mexico is an easy undertaking, the bootlegging of religion into Mexico is a harder task. And when it comes to ecclesiastical bootlegging, I draw the line. Under the present Mexican Govenment, no foreign school teacher or clergyman can go in there to teach or preach. I do not think our church ought to go into that Republic as an outlaw."
The rebuttal to this argument was easy. It was made by Bishop Hiram R. Hulse of Cuba. Since when had
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