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THE MICHIGA N DAILY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1931
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states cannot even protect their citizens, what
reason have they to ask for powers now given tc
the Federal government?
According to a prominent lawyer, waves of
centralization and decentralization of powers have
been noticed in United States history. The former
period extended from about I865 to 1920, when the
passage of the prohibition amendment brought a
reaction to the states rights theorists. Evidently
we are now in a period when government vill tend
toward a decentralization of powers.
But before this takes PIace, it will be vitally
necessary for state governments to show that they
can clean house, or else disprove the constant flow
of charges of corruption, bribery and graft. Once
they can establish themselves as actual law-enforc-
ing agencies, they will merit the confidence of the
Ten starving Chinese were rescued recently from
an island south of the Everglades. And brought into
the United States, we suppose, where they can take
advantage of business conditions and starve in com-
Ruth Nichols, we understand, is preparing for a
"mystery" flight. We could never seen any reason
for those distance hops either.
Frank B. Giibreth J
J. Cullen .enn
edy James Inglis
Jerry E. Roseitral
George A. Stauter
John S. Townsend
Charles A. Sanford
Wilber J. Myers
John W. Thomas
S,'kmicy XW. Arnhelin
Lawson E. Becker
Samuel G. Ellis
Samuel L. Finkle
Louis B. Gascoigne
Fred A. Hiuber
Marion A. Milezewski
Albert H. Newman
E. Jerome Pettit
John W. Pritchard
C. Hart Schaaf
Parker R. Snyder
G. 'R. Winters
The Rev. Mr. Holsaple thinks Prohibition
unqualified success. A lot of local bootleggers
ably thought to too during the Ohio game.
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NIGHT EDITOR-FRANK B. GILBRETH
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1931
W ITH the organization of the University
Council and the innovation of it taking over
the control of the various committees has come;
what might be called a hopeful era in the manage-
ment of University'functions.
The new plan, as stated by President Ruthven,
will expedite the transaction of official business a
great deal and will relieve the University Senate
from a tremendous responsibility. How the Uni-
versity Senate, consisting of approximately 5oo
members could conceive of successfully handling
the business of 'the 'University is almost beyond
Formerly, the various committees reported'
directly to the Senate and there the responsibility
rested. This organization, conscientious though
it might have been, could not hope intelligently to
administer the proper functions. Now with a
smaller body in charge of the 22 committees, the'
responsibility will find an adequate place to rest
and intelligent and conscientious administration of
University matters will be enacted.
What the Senate will do with the work of 22
committees taken away from it is not an important
quetion since there is always a reason for exist-
ence of such an organization. Besidies, the council
is composed of members of the Senate and there-
fore the latter organization can still administer. '
Certainly the move that has been inaugurated'
should be met with favor. Changes of any sort,
whether administrative or functional, in a Univer-
sity such as Michigan, which entails an exacting
amount of legislation, are welcomed especially if
they forecast an improved control. We welcome
the new council.
And States Rights
'IF AL CAPONE is sentenced to serve a prison
term for income-tax evasions soon, not only will
' 'public enemy No. 1" be removed from circulation
for a while, but also a severe blow will be dealt to
states rights advocates.
For many years, neither state nor municipal
authorities in Illinois have been able to place Al
Capone in jail. Theoretically, then, he has been
innocent of any crime against state or municipal
laws. Yet, for some reason, he has been associated
with gangsterdom and racketeering, and still he
has gone free. Only once was he placed' in jail-
when alert Pennsylvania caught him for carrying
If he has been guilty of law violations, and
there seems to be reason to believe that he has,
state authorities should have placed him behind
the bars several years ago. Yet they found that
they could do nothing about the matter. Finally,
since Capone was becoming practically a national
hero, the ifederal government stepped in and got a
jury which was not -afraid to find, the arch-gang-
By M. Levi.
(This is the third of a series of articles on bIrohi-
bition by M. Levi, professor emeritus.)
In my letter of yesterday I referred to a number
of prominent thinkers who have written on prohibi-
tion and allied subjects, such as puritanism, fanati-
cism, moralizing, etc. I am compelled to state here
that, in spite of all moralizing which is sb prominent
a trait of the American people, this country cannot
be of a higher morality than other civilized nations,
such as the English, French, Germans, Italians, etc.
In fact, it is questionable whether our morality is as
high as that of the nations mentioned in view of the
murders, lynchings, kidnappings, shootings, banditry,t
gangsterism, racketeering, bribery, etc., which aret
practiced all over the land.
I shall now quote passages from some of the writ-.
ers mentioned. The first of these authors is Andrea
Siegfried, a Frenchman. Let readers who may objecti
to the opinions of a foreigner on conditions in thet
United States remember that, according to competentt
authorities, Mr. Siegfried has written the best bookt
on modern America and therefore he is fully ac-c
quainted with his subject. The title of his book ist
America Comes of Age, in which the author has
devoted a whole chapter to prohibition. I havee
selected a few passages from that chapter: "Prohi--°
bition belongs to the same type of legislation as ther
law against the teaching of evolution, for both arec
measures of national moralization. Machiavelli says
that a foreign population can easily be governed so
long as no attempt is made to alter its customs, but
in their dealings with people who differ from them,
the true Americans admit of no such opportunities.
They feel that their vocation is to 'save' their neigh-
bor, and that it is their special duty to impose Anglo-
Saxon customs on foreigners; for they look upon
assimilation almost as a form of conversion.. . The
prohibition movement originated in the holy of holies.
Hence its enormous force."
The last paragraph of the chapter reads as fol-
lows: "To dictate the habits of a people in the name
of ethics and religion is an intolerable interference
with the private life of an individual. It might be
possible in the case of a homogeneous nation living in
a restricted territory, for then it would not give the
impression of being imposed from without. There
was no prohibition crisis so long as the matter re-
mained in the hands of the various states; that is
to say, while the wishes of the minority were re-
spected. The real trouble began when the zealots
for national morality tried to force a general ruling
on states which were ethically and geographically'
distinct, and which accordingly refused to accept it.!
In spite of the clearly worded amendments which
were inscribed in the federal Constitution after the
Civil War, the North has never been able to impose b
its solution of the negro question on the South, andf
in the same way it is far from certain that the Southa
and West will be any more successful in imposing n
their prohibition point of view on the East.,
To The Editor:
The Ann Arbor Typographical
Association has capitulated utterly,
and we of the Rolls Staff are ready
to let sleeping dogs paddle their
own canoe, and be friends again.
The last column we turned out
appeared in almost the same form
we sent it down in....the first time
that has happened in ten years
and fifty-six minutes.
The condition of the armis-
tice was that we should leave
the column a little short and
let them work their will with it.
This we are, happily, eminent-
ly fitted to do, having nothing
whatever to say.
The Rolls Artist has abligingly
consented to fill up a certain
amount of the column with one of
his poignant sketches of something
or other. It appears below.
The Michigan Campus has been
indeed fortunate in its lectures to
date. It isn't often that an educa-
tional institution has the foresight
to bring for the benefit of the stu-
dents, two such eminent fellows as
Mr. Clancy and Rev. Holsaple. It is
an Extremely encouraging insight
into the policies of modern educa-
tion that at last someone has seen
the value of introducing vaudeville
acts into the cut-and-dried curri-
cula of our schools. The only thing
that spoiled an otherwise perfect
evening at the Union was the lack
of false-faces. Perhaps they will
remedy this defect next time they
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And, by the way, the Rolls
Public Dept. proposes any
handy and sufficiently m essy
method of suicide that anyone
can suggest as a reward for
the fine students who arose
and mixed themselves up in
the performance.kIt contained
sufficient slapstick a l r e a d y
without amateur contributions
by freshmen and other irre-
(Apologies to Baxter)
Coeds throng all around abou
Winter, summer, spring, and
If they weren't here, perhaps
It's a fine world after all.
The Rolls Old Joke Dept. has
been ekceedingly lucky in securing
for its patrons one of the oldest
and best jokes of the century. We
make no apologies for reprinting
it on account of it is so nice that
we still like to hear it.
It seems that there was a fine
fellow who was drinking beer one
Cor. S. State and E. Washington Sts.
Frederick B. Fisher
Peter F. Stair
10:30 A. M.-Morning Worship.
7:30 P: M.-Evening Worship.
Both Sermons by Dr. Fisher.
State and Huron Streets
Sunday, October 25
You are invited to (1) affiliate
with the First Methodist Church, (2)
to participate in its worship and in
the social life, discussions of religion,
and devotional gatherings at
E. W. Blakeman, Director
3-5 P. M. daily
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
E. Huron, below State
R. Edward Sayles, Minister
Howard R. Chapman, Minister for
9:30 A. M.-The Church School.
Wallace Watt, Superintendent.
10:45 A. M.-Morning Worship.
Mr. Sayles will preach on
12:00 Noon - Student discussion
group from twelve to twelve-forty.
Topic: "The Hope of Interna-
tional Peace." Mr. Chapman. At
Quild House, 503 East Huron.
5:30 P. M.-Student friendship
6:30 P. M.-Devotional Hour.
Miss Allene Bryan of New York
will bring a special message. A
welcome to all.
Cor. East University Ave. & Oakland
Rabbi Bernard Heller, Director
Philip Bernstein, Assistant to the
Sunday, October 25
11:15 A. M.-Services in the Chapel
of the Women's League Building.
Rabbi Heller will speak on "Is
Immortality Indispdnsable to Re-
8:00 P. M.-Open Forum. Profes-
sor Preston W. Slosson will speak
on "American Party Conventions."
Conservative services each Friday
evening 7:00 P. M. at the Found.-
ZION LUTHERN CHURCH
Washington Street and 5th Ave.
E. C. Stellhorn, Pastor
9:00 A. M.-Bible School.
10:30 A. M.-Divine Service. Ser-
mon topic :"Our Position in the
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Huron and Division Sts.
Merle H. Anderson, Minister
Alfred Lee Klaer, Associate
9:30 A. M.-Class for Freshmen
Students at the Church House,
1432 Washtenaw Ave.
10:45 A. M.--Morn ing Worship.
Rev. Ralph D. Kearns, D.D. of
Flint will preach.
12:00 Noon-Class for Upperclass-
menon "Ethical Issues in Current
Events" lead by Prof. L. 'G. An.
5:30 P. M.-Social Hour for Young
6:30 P. M.-Young People's Meet-
ing. Leader: Bill Kearns bringing
"Echoes from the Lansing Con-
Allison Ray Heaps, Minister
Sunday, October 25th
10:45 A. M.-Morning worship with
sermon ' by Dr. _Albert W. Palmer,
President of Chicago Theological
Seminary. Subject: "Building a
5:30 P. M.-Student Fellowship So-
cial Hour and supper followed by
address by Dr. Palmer on "The
Inevitable God and the God we
Choose." Dr. Palmer will speak
at 6:30. All young people and any
others interested will be welcome.
409 S. Division St.
10:30 A. M.-Regular Morning Serv-
ice. Sermon topic: "Probation
11:45 A. M.-Sunday School follow
ing the morning service.
7:30 P. M.-Wednesday Evening
The Reading Room, 10 and 11
State Savings Bank Building, is open
daily from 1 2 to 5 o'clock, except
Sundays and legal holidays.
ST. PAUL'S LUTHERN
Third and West Liberty Sts.
C. A. Brauer, Pastor
Sunday, October 25th
9:30 A. M.-German Service.
9:45 A. M.-Church School.
An instance of how difficult it is for foreigners to evening in a not very nice place.
understand Russian mentality was furnished by Mr. He was called to the telephone for
Thomas Kerl in his University lecture "Impressions a moment, and suffered a great
of Russia," October 22. Mr. Kerl stated that Russians amount of anxiety lest someone
were not puritanical, as appeared from the fact that should drink his beverage while he
on one occasion they did not hesitate to place a was gone. At last he hit upon a
gentleman member of the tourist party in the same fine solution and, before going, at-
railroad-car compartment with a Russian lady- tached a sign to his glass...
traveler. The gentleman, Mr. Kerl added, considered IcSpi n this eer
this improper and withdrew. pit In This Beer
In as much as it is not the act of bringing repre- tImagin uhis surprise and chagrin
sentatives of different sexes together that is not find upon his return that some-
puritanical, but the assumption that they can have in i adsal ttersatthe botth
on such occasion no other intercourse than immoral,
this incident proves only the non puritanical charac- saying .
ter of the foreign gentleman, who made the assump-,sd*dI
tion and attributed it to the Russians, and of those And that, fellows, leaves us
who might have shared in his conclusions, but not
of the Russians. As to the Russians, the incident right where we started. Noth-
yields no light on their assumptions and is not con- .I more to say and a terrible
clusive on their puritanism in either way.
If the Russian assumptions were to be,
interpreted by the Russians themselves, they would
be, probably, found in the majority of cases quite
contrary to the above cited. They would, namely,
tend toward the view that intercourse between nor-
mal, healthy, and socially minded individuals is so
r~+®~ni~~tlr nnn i ~ocr n hnnhiar tnno
lot of nice blank space to say
it in. This is getting to be a
distressingly familiar situation.
There is only one thing which
we can do with honor. We
couldn't ever sink so low as to
say a lot of things which our
nublic doesn't care about. so
THE "UPPER ROfM"
For all "Michigan" Men. The
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Every Saturday Evening, from
Seven to Eight O'clock.
"Discussion" Section meets Sun-
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