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THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 1926
Night Editor--THOMAS V. KOYKKA
BRITAIN'S RUBBER MONOPOLY
AND THE PHILIPPINES
International issues, causes of un-
friendliness and distrust between na-
tions, ae more frequently economic
than political. Wars, especially with-
in the last century, have been the di-
rect result of commercial rivalry and
economic disagreements. It is there-
fore a serious menace to world peace
and a possible opening of a period
- of ill feeling between the great com-
mercial nations of the world for any
one government to take advantage of
its position to exact exhorbitant
prices, 4 to a virtual monopoly on
a neces 'Ty raw material, such as re-
sulted fomn the Stevenson Act, which
restricts he exportation of British
rubber. "r
Th&" effect of this act has been to
raise theprice of rubber, grown in the
BritiLsh poloies of Java, Sumatra, and
otiies, 'from approximately $.36 a
pound, a e which was admitted to
be alowiPa reasoning profit to the
planters by a British committee that
visited the United States in January,
19234o between $.90 and $1.10 a
pouil,/with the resulting jump in the
price of rubber products in the United
States, chief among which products
are automobile tires. The largest
portion 2of this great increase is
therefore paid by the operators of
American automobiles.
There is no question as to the
fright of Great Britain to continue
such a practice if she so desires, but
it Is exceedingly unwise. It offers a
tremendous temptation to the victi-
mized nation to retaliate by restric-
tions on goods which it produces in
large quantities. The United States,
in particular, would be well able to!
take care of itself in such a war. Cot-
ton, for Instance, costs approximately
the same to produce as 'rubber, and
sells nominally around $.30 a pound.
A "Axed price"- of $1 per pound for
cotton would bring decided objections
trd5n European users of American-
grown cotton. The beginning of a
conunercial war of this type would
come closer to precipitating another
worid conflict than any purely poli-
tical issues that could possibly arise.
However, in the interests of peace,
the United States, at least, will not
consider retaliation against the rub-

future. The first isdalready being
carried out under the direction of the
great rubber companies; it is in the
second direction that the America
consumer must look for permanent
relief.
This commercial freedom can be
insured only by the creation of a
margin of supply of crude rubber
under our own control. And tle out-
standing possession of the Qnited
States which is fitted climatica Jy for
the production of rubber on allarge
scale is the Philippine gron/ of
islands. Investigations on the islad,
have shown that the natural 'ond-
tions in thle archipelago are very fa'
vorable and American capital is
ready in sufficient quantities to iake
possible a quantity production that
would soon make American users of
rubber safe from the "fixing" of prices
by any nation. An added incentive
for such action may be found in the
report of H. M. Whitford, who was in
charge of the department of commerce
investigation of rubber supplies, and
who reported that a rubber shortage
is in prospect within the next few
years, whether or not there is any
restriction on production in the
British colonies. The great American
automobile industry is willing to go
to any expense to provide rubber for
tge cars of the next decade.
The only barrier to the immediate
development of the natural resources
of the Philippines is the policy Of the
government, which has existed ever
since the acquisition of the islands
from Spain, which forbids the ex-
ploitation of the Philippines by for-
eign powers, the purpose of the policy
being to save the wealth that lies in
the islands for the natives. This is
practically the first time a great na-
tion has refrained from regarding
colonial possessions as sources' of
revenue for the mother country, and
while it is a laudable and unselfish
attitude, in theory, it has not worked
so well in practice.
Given the opportunity, the legisla-
ture on the islands has passed laws
restricting the purchase of land in
great quantities so much that it is
impossible for an American corpora-~
tion to obtain enough land to operate
on a scale sufficiently large to make
the venture profitable. And another
native law, prohibiting the importa-
tion of coolie labor, would add to the
hardship of obtaining men to raise the
rubber. As a result, the natural
Philippine 'resqurces have never been
developed, as the wealth in the is-
lands themselves .is not sufficient to
undertake such a monumental propo-
sition.
At present, there is no great wealth
in the Philippines and the taxes are,
perforce, very low-"the lowest in any
part of the civilized world," according
to Prof. J. R. Hayden -of the political
slience departmet.. AndAthe govern-
ment, handicapped bySk of funds, is
unable to give the people of the is-
lands the schools, the roads, the li-
braries, all the other advantages of
civilization that require funds. The
great increase in wealth resulting
from American exploitation would be
a great blessing for the Filipinos, de-
spite the fact that the native popula-
tion is reported to be unanimously
opposed to such action on the part
of the United States, preferring to
continue their plea for complete in-
dependence.
Whether the British monopoly con-
tinues or does not, and regardless
of what other steps may be taken by
the government in forcing a price re-
duction for the benefit of American
users of rubber, the logical step is the
revision of the non-exploitation policy
in regard to the Philippines to permit
the formation of corporations, financ-
ed either privately or by the govern-

ment, for the purpose of making the
United States, the world's greatest
consumer of rubber, independent ofI
foreign supply.
Now is the appropriate moment to
muzzle the fellow who always tries to
explain why he missed that mashie
shot on the fifth.
'Chalk up another Conference cham-
pionship-debating.
EDITORIAL COMMENTj
SPARE THE ATTENDANCE
RECORD
(The Ohio State Lantern)
To make Harvard a school only for
students who desire an education'
themselves, the seniors are tobe al-'
lgwed to cut classes 'at'will: Some
undergraduates in good standing are
already so privileged .
Harvard authorities say that evenI
greater liberty might be bestowad on
the students later, providing this "ox-
periment" is successful.
There, gentlemen, you have one ot
the things that's the matter with edu-
cation today. Just where will it stop?
It overnowers one. Soon the students

PLEASE SEE
THE wN,,
AD.
From the files of The Michigan
Daily, 1930 A. TD.:
MAITATION LOOMS
'FOR N1W TADlUM
Fiily thousand people were turned
away from the turnstiles of thd An-
gell Stadium yesterday, when the S.
R. O. sign was hung out after only
85,000- people had sought their seats.
Those turned away left grumbling at
the inadequacy of the capacity of the
present stadium, an old structure
.erected in 1926..
Aiong the many disgruntled would-
be patrons were some 15,000 students
of the University who were unable to
obtain seats as the Knights of Dark-
ness local no. 1 was having a con-
vention in Ann Arbor at the time. The
incensed students recall to mind the
happy days of the early University,
when the Athletic association effected
a ruling that at least 10 per cent of
the students be given seats in the
West stands for every game.
Agitation for a new stadium is
under way as a result of yesterday's
congestion, it has been announced.
The structure conteniplated will tri-
ple the capacity of the present sta-
dium, bringing the total number of
seats to 255,000, embodying plans
suggested for alumni zoning suggest-
ed early in the history of the University
by Mason P. Rumney, '9. The new
stadiurl's cost has liQen conservatively
placed at $15,600,000., practically seven
times what the present unsatisfactory
arena required ih the post-world-war
depression of 1926.
Coach Fielding II. Yost, director of
the athletic association, was optimistic
as to the possibilities of the new
arena.
"i see no reason why, if the new
stadium is built, some of the tudents
shouldn't be given fairly good seats
for at least one of the games, inas-
much as it is largely a student team
that is playing," Mr. Yost remarked
between puffs. "We can easily finance
the new plant out of the seaso's
earnings, which you can se wete
$4,687,009.53 lastL year."
The Regents and faculty wouldsay
nothing at a late hour last night.
professor, however, in addresing a
private little gathering which over-
flowed Hill auditorium last night
said, "The proposed stadium is fesi-
ble, but it DOES seem a trifle laige."
-Aeeording to a prominent faculty
member who opposed the present'ta-
-,Aum at its inception four years ago,
"The construction of such an edifice,
even on such a moderate scale, will
mark a great advance in scholastic
and moral standards-'.ng the sticut
body. It gives th1e ahmini i m on
people from all oer the state, nton,
and world, and the students and fac-
ulty a chance to see what University
life is like."
The new plan, if carried out, will
place Michigan in a class with the
best schools of the country, and will
be fifteenth in the size of its stadium
in the world.
-Monte Cristo.
* *
Well, now that the Stadium has
gone through the Senate, we expect
that the Bill will be held up by the
Democrats in the House. Then, of
course, there will be an investigation
of the sleeping conditions in Mason
Hall....Another ten years ought to
see the Bill passed by both houses!
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To maintain an air of dignity, the
B. and G. boys have threatened to
punish those individuals caught tear-
ing down the campus walks.
- *
THE OLD,! TAIUM~tT~
(COMP6LETE, h IN 1927):;
iiotfier lw of tue shi.
O irru ti om i OrSoutl' *n cOr.-
nd^2 . omhi angle Abe box>
ofli-cad layitog field are not.
lisiie1. T1 i4 oto was tken
froii ti t r of the League
Bluildin and sh1owvvs members'
of 0(lie 1U11i'ersity ;ien ate
g:athiere to hoor the.presi.
dent of the Alumni Associa.
tion, posin g in front of the
bowl. It is said to be an ex.

DRAMA
TON.IGIT: The Play Production
classes Preent Bernard Shaw's
"Androcles and the Lion" in Univer-
shy hflIat "8 o'clock."
"'GSiRQVLES AND TIft LI0N"
A revhew, by Kenneth Wickware.
On imight have known that it would
be $iaw who would have the pitiful
Androcles, saying to t,e Iion11 I the
forestf, "'Did ums hurt, um s paw"-
this the cringing tailor and henpeck-
ed hisband who was fleeing Rome,
with- all his worldly effects on his
back and his good wife going along to
speed him forward with her sharp
tongue. She was the one who prompt-
ly swooned while her husband was
encountering the dread beast, and
then upbraided him because he danced
out of the scene with the relieved
Lion, while he had never danced with
her.
"Androcles and the Lion," with all
the insurmountable difficulties which
it presents an amateur company, is
made by Professor Hollister's classes
into extremely satisfying entertain-
ment. The scenes call for a forest, a
road, a room in the Coliseum, and a
part of the Coliseum itself. The set-
tings used are at once simple and ef-
fective, as were the costumes. No
one in the audience was deceived:
one sees actors rather than Romans;
but it was excellent fun. The company
treats the disadvantages in staging
skillfully and lightly, passing through
but not surmounting them, which is a
quality woefully lacking in most un-
professional productions.
Taken all in all, it would be hard
to do badly with the play. It 'is almost
pure Shaw, with the devil-go-hang
humor suggestive of the "Great Cath-
erine." Shaw is the greatest play-
wright of satiric comedies of the age,
albeit he is absolutely disregardful
of persons and precedents from the
great Jehovah down to the humblest
stage manager. He snaps his fingers
in the face of the Emperor Caesar
himself: his wit is as broad and as
deliciously re xeshing as a midsum-
mer breeze, 0nd as devastating .as a
nor'easter. If you can imagine the
centurion's heing- dependent for, small
favors upon the very Christians they
rtin to ,ome,. smrting
iiticii~ tof these -gen'tle
Women who salute everyone as sister
;: -brother; M yorean think of. the
Christians, when they are told that
lions are to devour them, as jesting
over which part of the repast they
shall be, from soup to the-final course,
then you can sense -the irresistable
incongruity of it. Yet the irony is,
after all, the irony of life with Shaw
smiling in the background.
The whole cast displayed a grate-
ful enthusiasm and energy. Herbert
Heuman was -a meek, unconscious,
Androcles, manifesting no amazement
at his power over the Lion. M egaera,
the wife, played by Marian Lipson, is
disturbingly convincing. The Lion
was mirth provoking, but he evi-
denced the lack of- professional animal
makeup. As a lion, Mr. Frederick
Jarrett is an excellent actor who
finds it a bit hard to get through the
terrific hide and mane of the animal.
Dorothy Atkins was a sincere and
determined Christian, doing the
speaking for the whole group of
charming Christian women. The per-
formance of Donald F. Lyons, as Fer-
rovius, the lellicose martyr, could
hardly have been improved upon. He
had the high seriousnesstand cour-
age of the Puritan fathers. Earl)
Sawyer was an admirable Caesar, re-
strained and quite effective His work
is undoubtedly the best lie has yet
done.
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,rTHE MATINEE MUSICALE
A review, by Vincent Wall.
Bombastic surges of color display-
ing amazing technique; brilliant, yet
delicate interpretations of Bach and
Beethoven; a delightful rendition of
the Dohnanyi "Etude Caprice";, there
you have the Andrew Haigh recital
at the Matinee Musicale. There was
a refreshing originality in the rythmic
structure of the "Prelude G Minor,"
an original composition of Mr. Haigh
himself, with its sharply contrasting
theme that denoted a decided depar-
ture from any of the stereotyped con-
ventionalities and marked an almost
modernistic trend.
Medtner's "Improvisation," which
was presented for the first time to an
Ann Arbor audience, and for prac-
tically the first time, in this country,
left a sopewhat different impression:
something seamed to be wrong; the
spontaneity of the rest of the program
was lacking. Perhaps America-and
its ladies' mitsicales-are not ready
for Medtner.
When five women,fmnally, can raise
the Dohnanyi "Quintefte in C minor"
to a pseudo-symphonic 'rrangement
and not make it an incoherent jumble
of catcalls, I am prepared to' tender
the members individually and the en-
tire organization collectively a sweep-
ing bow. The program was replete
with a freshness and originality that

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