EXECUTIONS AND RECONSTRUCTION,
CHIEF RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT WORK
It Has Come!
Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of
the University. Copy received until 3:30 p. m. (11:30 a. m. Saturday.)
Vohnme 3 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1922 Number 13
The first regular meeting of the Senate Council for the year will be held
in the President's office Monday, Oct. 9, at 4:15 p. m.
R. W. BUNTING, Secretary.
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts:
The attention of all students is called to the Rules Relating to Ab-
sence, printed on page 23 of the Announcement. The Attendance Committee
for men will be in the Registrar's Office every Tuesday fron 1:30 to 2:30,
and every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30, beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 10.
W. R. HUM PHREYS,
Amherst Memorial Fellowship:
The authorities of Amherst College ask me to draw the attention of
those who may be interested to the Amhers Memorial Fellowship. It is
tenable by graduates only, highly prepared in one or other of the social
sciences.- Its value is $2,000.00 per annum, tenable for not more than two
years. Application may be made to lme for further particulars.
R. M. WENLEY.
Reserve OfRcers' Training Corps:
The following class rooms in Military Science are announced. All rooms
are in the Engineering Building unless otherwise stated.
o'clock, room R. O. 1. C.
o'clock, room 222.
o'clock, room 220.
o'clock, room 105.
o'clock, room 105.
o'clock, room 330.
o'clock, room 330.
Riga, Sent. 27.-The cracking of the'
rifles of squads of executioners con-,
tinues throughout Russia, and may be
heard simultaneously with the tattoo
of workmen's hammers engaged in
the actual repair and reconstruction
of buildings throughout the land.
That reconstruction has begun and
is slowly continuing without import-
ant assistance from foreign countries,'
and that the Soviet has not changed
its unrelenting and ruthless policy to-
ward its political foes, are two out-1
standing phases of the Russian situ-
ation evident to the correspondent of
The Associated Press who has come
to Riga after an eight-month's stay in
Kiling, Building Simultaneously
Hardly a day passes but somewhere
in the country the death sentence for
political offenses is made effective, but
but at the same time no day dawns
without the beginning of some new
task, the purpose of which is to put
in order buildings and streets that
were wrecked during the revolution.
Prisoners doomed to die look from
their windows out on bustling street
scenes and, smiling people who have
forgotten politics in the pleasure of
building new fortunes as trade opens
There have been no changes in the
fundamental policies of the Soviet gov-
ernment, but its tactics now seem to be
strikingly summed up in the phrase
of a foreign observor at Moscow: "As-
sist or wink at anything which ulti-
mately helps us in the reconstruction
of Russia; relentlessly crush anyone
who dares to raise his hand against us
Speculators flourish, but the gov-
ernment is busy devising means to get
their money away from them. These
men pay heavy taxes; dine at stupen-
dous prices in tax-burdened restau-
rants, and play baccarat for high
stakes at night in the casinoes from
which the government takes the lion's
share of the profits. To the specu-
lators the government is like the Gods
of Olympus, permitting its children to
play at business, but threatening them
with a thunderbolt if they dare to take
part in the political game.
Content Under Despotism
The government makesno secret of
its dictatorship, and the people are
becoming accustomed to this and are
even happy in their daily lives under
it. Under the iron hand of dictator-
ship the existence of the masses In
Russia is beginning to ran smoothly.
While the correspondent was in Mos-
cow he was assured by government
leaders that no political' freedom
would be granted Russia. But this
seems not to worry the people, and
tiredof war and strife, they now see
ample food before them, coupled with
the possibilities of personal advance-
Throughout SovietRussia there is
not today, nor has there been for'
months, a single important uprising.
The Communist control is tighter and
more complete than ever. The Con,
mittee of Investigation is outweeding,
trying, and convicting various minor
officials who accepted bribes, and is
thus endeavoring to build up a bur-
eaucratic machine which will operate
strictly in accordance with orders
from the Central Government.
The old Cheka has been abolished,
and in its stead there has come up the
organization known as the Political
Police. The latter does not interfere
in men's private Jives, but in politics
they are omnipotent as ever. At one
time the political police could shoot
people first and try them afterward.
Today the method is to have a court
trial first and then carry out the ex-
ecution, or to send suspects into exile
To foreigners in Russia the leaders
make no effort to conceal their policy.
They are not ashamed. They have
confidence in the policy of doing
wrongthat good ultimately may come,
and they apparently are succeeding,
slowly and painfully, in reconstruct-
ing Russia, but along their own lines,
and without any important sacrifice of
The evidence of reconstruction in
the land is more superficial than
really deep-seated. Streets are being
repaved, buildings reconstructed, and
railroad passenger traffic is becoming
normal. Industrial plants, however, if
in no worse condition than a year ago,
certainly are in no better shape. These
plants need foreign capital, but lack-
ing this on terms to which the Com-
munists can consent, the government
is ready to wait until it has a surplus
of exports from agriculture. This it
hopes for in 1923, and then and there-
after it sees money with which it will
be able to establish industries itself.
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WAH R'S UNIVERSITY
A lic'higan Institution
Those who are to compose the Ohio-Michigan debate squad will meet
for a few minutes Monday noon, October 9, to learn the details of the try-
out scheduled for next Saturday. Room 302, Mason Hall.
RAY K. IMMEL,
Intercollegiate Contest Director.
Exhibition of War Portraits:
Under the auspices of the Ann Arbor Art Association an exhibition of
pportraits of American and allied war leaders is being held from 1:30 to 5
p. m. daily, from Oct. 5 to Oct. 26, in the West Gallery of Alumni Memorial
Hall. The gallery will be open Sundays. BRUCE M. DONALDSON.
Tryouts fior Play Production Plays:
Men wishing to take part in "Much Ado About Nothing" and other
plays to be presented by the class in Play Production may try out on
Tuesday, Oct. 10, and Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 4 o'clock in the Auditorium
of University Hall, or may confer with me by telephone.
R. D. T. HOLLISTER.
To Choral Union Tryouts:
Tryouts for membership in the Choral Union will be continued at the
School of Music at the following times: Monday at 4:15; Tuesday at
4:15. E. V. MOORE,
HERE is a rich resonant singing-quality to the
tone of the A. B. CHASE PIANO - a
quality that is second onl to the intrinsic worth and
aristocratic beauty of the instrument itself.
3 0HEN you select an A. B. CHASE PIANO
for your home, your good judgment is con-
firmed by the most discriminating musicians of mu-
sic in America.
Choad Union Rehearsal:
First rehearsal of the Choral Union
Tuesday, Oct.'10th, at 7:00. All former
quested to report at this time.
will be held, at the School of Music
members and new tryouts are re-
E. V. MOORE,
Economically Better Off
In the meantime, with evidence at
hand of enough food to feed practic-
ally the entire population; with a fuel
supply exceeding that of last year, and
with textile, works producing a con-.
siderable amount of clothing, the gov-
ernment expects the population to be
fed, and warmed, and clad, not nec-
essarily very well, but still well
enough to weather another year with-
out foreign loans.
Nikolai Lenine, Premier of Russia,
though far from strong as the result
of his recent illness, has been the
guiding mind In these general poli-
Oro . . tAut
W~tiliam at !aptarb
". Zit IIiume of 1ir~iiat ~user.
They Did It In
The In terests
Of Public Safety
Always Be Careful.
In this slogan, say University au-
thorities, can be found the raison
d'etre of the aluminum-embossed,
three-foot steel barrier which now
stretches across 'the northwest base
of the diagonal walk.
But the student body is giving little
credence to this explanation of the in-
novation, questioning has disclosed.
The solutions offered to the new cam-
pus mystery are many.
"It's the work of the Athletic de-
partment," declare.d one student.
"They want to develop hurdlers and
they have devised this heinous, insid-
ious scheme to uncover latent jump-
ing talent. Studlnts lato for eight
o'clocks wvll invaribly take the bar
at a flying la:). f they make it, an
Athletic ass)calteon eiial hiding in
the near-by s.i ubb cry will pounce
upon them and s g. them uT) for the=
cross- ountry r,-i. If they fail, the
official will merely stay :, hiding to
await the p:,carance u better mater-
Another seeker of crudition offers
a different explanation. "T'h: barrier
was put there through the influence
of the bloc of castern coast students,"
he said. "They want the Michigan
campus to be called 'tle Michigan
yard.' That's the custom at Harvard,
as everyone knows. A stranger at
Cambridge seeking the 'Harvard cam-
pus' usually meets the rejoinder, 'Oh,
you mean Hawvahd yawd.' A yard pre-
supposes a fence. he twenty-five foot
bar is just the beginning."
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