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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 1923

SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 1923

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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THE FARM' BLOC AND INFLATION-
A year ago the farm bloc was a X LILLIAN REID tariff; Edison has an easy money
novelty, a menace to party politics; schenm; Ford wants to run a nitrate
today, as this session of Congress boplant; one wants to start co-operative
This amendment will probably be sub-fbyteonr.Cppodcinhs
nears an end, we see it in its true Tited mentayerd marketing ° on a national scale; an-
perspective. It i~s little more thanh teen increasing, while purchasing other proposes government crop sub-
the recurrence of the old demand of The farm bloc.has achieved some of power declines. One farmer decides1 sidies; and no one accomplishes any-
the farmers for easy money, though! its ends; the progressive bloc may' to ship a car-load of potatoes in the thing.
the farm bloc would deny this charge, force through others; but the results fall. After all deductions for freight, President David Friday of Michigan
After the Civil war, farmers resist- are rather uncertain. shorage, inspection, and marketing, he Agricultural College outlined his agri-
ed deflation by the greenback= party; I No one denies that the farm is in gets $1.50 net profit. Another decides cultural program in a spee(h here last
later the Grlangers -menaced the old a bad situation. The New Republic to store a 1,400 bushel crop in his; fall. He is trying to put agriculture
parties; again, the Free Silver agita! gives $350 as the actual family income cellar. After extra handling, extra on a-sound productive basis, by educ-
tion proposed unlimited money. after all deductions are made. This sorting, and a cold storage of several ating Michigan farmers in scientific
The economists doubt the results of is less than the average wage, and months, he is forced to sell them at a methods.
m certainly does not include interest on lower price than was offered in the The farm bloc is still an important
farm legislation. As an economist! h am lci sila motn
capital invested. field. He scratches his head and de- .
said, laws may affect the circum- T that there ared.es scaths his eron. d element in Congress, but it is hard to
stances under which economic forces The census shows that there are=cides that something is wrong. tell just what influence it will have in
act, but they rarely touch the underly- one-fifth fewer unmortgaged farms, Everyone has a remedy-the farm the future. With the return of pros-
ing causes. An inflation program cer- and that only 61 per cent are worked bloc advocates easy credit and a high (Continued on Page Eight)

She forgives Dora, and the others, and eldest, naturally marries flrst, after then for a time decides to abandon did not present a medic
finally Laurence. .hat night lie ...as many, trial love affairs with =young the "fast" life, but itretains its.grip of the modern female.
a sudden relapse and Mary-goes out eligibles, and soon incurs the. disap-' on her until she is finally reformed have been-successful, mt
into the grey dawn, looking. for the proval of .Pat, the enfant.terrible, be- by the man she marries. Cary Scott .had he confined himself t
doctor. "Pray . . but whoi would cause. she has become a mother. had- returjned after many years' a siona fd left-the feld of .
hear? Far,. far .beyond reach or un- Mary Dee 'is more interesting, for sense to find the love of his youtli
derstanding,. the force that moved she is more discreet in "petting. par- at mother, -but since she is defid' his peny
this world of beauty and terror, that ties' and refuses to marry until the he divoices his own wife gand .ed
nade these poor human beings going right man croses her path. In the th nineteen year old Patricia, the ARTHUR SCHNII
their ways in darkness; singing and ,sg shrew who-m he has sought to tame.; (Continued from Pat
end, she enters into a trial marriage .
suffering they know not why. Cold, with a man whom she dbes not love, But one other character is worthy George of his responsil
harsh, bleak was hian: fate, like this and whom she grows to hate after he! of attention. Dr. Robert Osterhout, Anna but his developed
dim steely light, this cutting wind, this breaks the agreement by which they the family physician and adviser, ad- combating his congen
stone street . .. So the story ends. had become man and wife. When ministers to the Fentriss's spiritual as makes a tragedy of the sI
Who Neith Boyce is, Ido, not know her husband attempts to save a street- well as medical advice. His life has deserts her for a post as
Hels n.novel, "The Bond", warpuab- child from death under a rushing auto- I beenspent in silent devotion, to Mona conductor in a small cou
lisedin198."PrudLay"ate a oble ad s o ciple tathe I+Fentriss and her children, who lookiGemn.Btfoac
silence of fifteen years ought to be doomedto a iving hedtoihinaafaternda o on Germany. But from a cc
wwheel-wtosag death faaher an a companion, view it is comedy for it i
welcomed by her following, if she chair, Mary Dee, "good sport" that "Flan-ing Youth" is a pseudo-char- Nietzschean triumph. (F
has any. Personally, I do not quite she is, remains faithful to him, and acterization of pseudo-people. Only bers of Professor Hildne
see what she intended to do with this refuses to accept his offer of a divorce, a small portion of the world is com- lease not wac acader
book. In the firstplaceits action Her sacrifice is truly great, for a posed of Fentriases, and only a small barrass me on this poin
begins in the early sixties and con-former sweetheart comes to ask her portion of the world knows such per- -
tinues. through the first years of re- to elope, and though she tells him Sois. Fabian has sought to present The love story is told
construction -- a stimulating period, her heart is his, she is faithful to her the twentieth-century woman, but in- cy pecular to Schnitzle
certainly. But the writer makes husba.nc Here only will I admit that stead has confined himself to a mech- his fame as a story tellE
no use of it save for a casual refer- the knife of Fabian the physician has anical diagnosis of one type of woman is by the brilliant dialo
ence. now and then, to events like cut deep. -the social' $alome. hmired in is plays, that 1
the Chicago fire, or the fad for black , lops his characters with
marble nan tel-piecesHercharacter Pat is the petite gamine of the He is a clever writer, possessing ship not often encounterE
mapbpe nintnl-piees. Her s family, the youngster who knows more sone of the remarkable qualities of work. And for those w'
dsapointinlar, except in exttere- than most women of more mature age an Erik Dorn, but slipping sometimes of Schnitzler's are deriv
knew twenty years ago. She "pets" into the best-seller style of Fitzgerald. "Anatol" and "Cassanova
nals, and they somehow give me the promiscuously and kisses as-often as Truly, part of "Flaming Youth" might in g" this book will revel
impression that because Neith Boyce the average person shakes hands. easily be inserted in "The Beautiful !thought hitherto unexpecl
saw that the-public is wearied of post- Her first denouement comes when she and Damned" and not make the latter vel in the real sense of t
war stories, she surreptitiously erased overhears certain of her male ad- a bit worse. I have no quarrel with the kind the majority of
the date 1920, and wrote over it, 1865. mirers discussing her free-loving, and Fabian's pen, but I do regret that he even English authors are
In the second place, the she traces life

tainly affects the situation, but its ef-
ficacy is more than doubtful.
In June, the members of the farm
bloc in Congress proposed the follow-
ing legislative program, with the pur-
pose, as stated by Senator Capper, of
getting "a square deal for American
agriculture and a solid footing
through constructive legislation for
the American farmer."' Several bills
were proposed to reduce freight rates
through the inter-state commerce
power. Rates are still so high that the
farmer may lose money by shipping.
The agricultural bloc backed Ford's
Muscle Shoals proposition. The or-

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iginal bill was defeated' but the fer-
tilizer issue is still alive. A bill for
purity of fabrics, especially woolens, I
was side, racked in committee.
The fourth aim, rural credit reform, 4 ~ T
is 'still important, and the bill may U N IYL It I T Y-
b eco m e law b efo re th e end of the UNes o nRhe n w ro r sTvYb o
session. The new p)rogressive bloc[
is behind the credit bill, and has at-
tracted the attention which formerly
fell on the farm bloc. There is al- Our Chteken
ready machineryfor agricultural cre-
dit, which could be improved without Sandwiches
creating a new system. The f rnerCt s
is in need of long-time credit, but anyh
plan which involves credit inflation
is almost certain to be dangerous. Eat them here or take to
The trouble is due partly to post- your room. And by the
war deflation, but an inflation would Ivay, that chicken salad-
only i-ease the evils. -
The progressives also advocate dir-
ect election of the president, and the
elimination of the period which elapses 1111l111 1
before a new Congress takes it.s seat
in - regular session. The latter bill is
likely to become law. -
The Farm bloc has reached one of=
its goals. The President recently ap- -
pointed Milo D. Campbell of Cold-
water, Michigan, to the Federal Re-
serve Board. He has been the presi- .. = e
Association, and therefore satisfies
the demand for a "dirt farmer" on the _
board which conrol:; national fin- The young man who is ambitious must keep three things in mind. Learn,
ances. -
The economists oppose this move, Earn, and Save--these are the three requisites that are so essential for
because it brings the banking system -
under political influence They be- success.
lieve that the board should be com- -
posed of non-partisan experts who -
would control credit for the best efore a man can earn he must learn, he must know how to apply his natura
interests of the whole country. It capabilities in the most effective manner. And before he can save he must
is not likely that Mr. Campbell will
do much harm; it is also doubtful ife
his a.ppointnent will relieve the farm- earn. e educate man without a job is as hopeless as a powerful motor
ers. It is significant of the power of without fuel. Finally, he must save before he-is a bona fide success. Spending
the bloc.
An important point in the agricul- just a little less than you earn is not penury ; it is merely good sense.
tural program was "adequate protec--
tion for farm products," which meant
the Fordney-McCuinber tariff bill. By Man has provided schools and colleges to aid in learning; a complete indus-
compromises with manufacturers, the -
bloc got its tariff. Now, everyone trial system to make earning easy; and banks to faciliate saving. We feel that
criticises the new schedule. It gives
the farmer high' protection on unim- this institution stands as high among banks as Michigan does among universities.
portant produgth, while it puts higher -
rates on the things which he buys. ___;=
Various authorities have pointed out
that the high tariff is likely to cut off -
imports from Europe, and thus destroy A
the only means by which foreign coun- T Arbor Savings Bank
tries can pay for our farm products. = =
Agriculture is depressed for - want .
of a world market. 'When a 'tariff "The Bank of Friendly Serbice" =
wall cuts off that market, the farmer -
begins to wonder what he can mort- Resources $5,600,000 Two Offices
gage next. 'The bloc is supporting the -
proposed federal amendment to pro-
hibit the issue -of tax-oeempt -securi- - '--
ties. The fariner pays a large share '
of taxes, because he can not hide his -
land,; while the capitalist invests in
bonds,-an4d. dges he.-tax-collectors; =ll11111i# itlg i11igd11111111 ;.11 i 1 11 11 1l111111Ii 11i1ti i1 i + iit l 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 i

as far as the pai ,graph quoted above,
and then drops her pen in, presumably,
a helpless-desperation which cau3es
me to wonder why she didn't think it
all out a little more carefully at first.
MODERNISM AFLAME
FLAMING YOUTH, By lVarner Fabhian,
Boni and Liheright.
Reviewed by Leo Jay Hershdorfer
Behold the Twentieth Century
Woman! Speed model de luxe, Ce-
votee of jazz, slave of fashion, mock-
er of convention, wrecker of hearts,
enemy of marriage - such is the
woman Warner Fabian offers us in
his latest fictional splurge, "Flaming
Youth".
Fabian- (which is his pen name) is
playing the role of martyr de littera-
ture. He explains, in his foreword,
that he has written this book as an
expose of and dedication to the woman
of today, a task which no other author
(he says so himself) has been frank
and courageous enough to undertake.
Brave Fabian!
His women are painted, super-
sophisticated puppets of that society
which worships three gods - Love,
Liquor, and Intrigue. Their morals
are few and loose. Marriage to them
is merely the next step after two or
three years of apprenticeship as de-
butantes. They scorn the sacred vows
which bind them in wedlock to their
husbands, and as for children, they
dread them, they fear them.
Fabian (as he also tells us him-
self) is a physician. A good physi-
cian, we assume, is one who is a good
diagnostician. He treats all persons
as cases, all individuals as patients. I
With the knife and the prescription he
cures all human ailments. He makes
the old young and the young younger.
The good physician is a benefit to
mankind. Fabian, I take it, is a suc-
cessful practitioner - but he has
wandered far from the field of medi-
cine.
The Fentriss family, whom Fabian
has selected for diagnosis in "Flaming
Youth", is the modern ensemble of
father, mother ard children. There
is Mona, the mother--a woman who
does not seem to grow old, who re-
fuses to admit that her butterfly wings
no longer flutte after twenty years
of married life. Her children call her
ley her first name-and-she takes a
laissez-faire attitude toward them.
She has lovers, plenty of them, and
males no pretext of being affection-
ate toward her husband, who in turn
has amours of his own. To his wife;
he is =useful in but one capacity-
as a mixer of drinks.
Constance, Mary Delia, and Patri-
cia, sisters three, are the "twentieth
century women of ithe luxury class"
whom Fabian has daubed in the fore-
groundof his canvas: Constance, the

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