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THE MICHIGAN DAILY WEDN

144 1-gan Dal-tu

ished every morning except Monday during the University year
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ber of the Western Conference Editorial Association.
Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for re-
ion of all news dispatehes. credited to t o~ rnot otherwise
in this paper and the local news published herein.
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the opposition for obstructing their attempts to
legislate. If the opposition does, it will have
a oPl)portunity to make good its program
gloriously advocated while out of p ow er. At
least, it will show the voter whether tle Re-
publicans are actually to blame and whether
or not the opposition is talking through its hat.

BOOKS
"Shadows on The Rock" by Willa
Cather, Alfred Knopf and Co. $2.50.
Review copy courtesy of Slater's
bookstore.

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scription by carrier, $4.00; by mail, $4.50
les: Ann Arbor Press Building, Maynard Street, Ann Arbor,
n. Phones: Editorial, 4925; Business, 21214.
EDITORIAL STAFF
Telephone 4925
MANAGING EDITOR
RICHARD L TOBIN
it Director .............................Beach Conger, Jr,
itor .....................,. CarI Forsythe
dtor ..... .............. .David M. Niohol
Editor ....................... Sheldon 0. Fullerton
's Editor... ....................Margaret M. Thompson
it News Editor........ .......Robert L. Pi-rce

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James Inglis.
Jerryg E. Rosenthal
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Sports Assistants
J. Myers John W. Thomas

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REPORTERS
rniefim Fred A. Huller.
ecker Norman Kraft
ellan Roland Martin
Ris hlenry Meyer
nkle Marion A. Milezewski
coigne Albet H. Newman
E. Jerome Pettit
kman, Georgia Geisman
r Alice Gilbert t
il Martha Littleton
all i-aizabeth Long
I] Frances Manchester.
ter Plizabeth Mann

Jlohn S. Townsend
Charles A. Sanford
John W. Pritehard
Joseph Renihan
C. Hart Schaaf
Brackley Shaw
Parker R. Snyder
0. It. Winters
Margaret O'Brien
H~illary RardJen
Dorothy Rundell
Elma Wadsworth
Josephine Woodhams

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BUSINESS STAFF
Telephone 21214
1ES T. <LTN E. .. lsi n ass a Waer
Dcpartment Managers
sing ..........................Vernon Bishop
ising Contracts......... .. ....... .Robert Callahan
ising Service ....... ,................Byron C. Vedder
Aiorns ................ ..... .William T. Brown
tion ............... ..... . Harry R. Begley
S....................Rihard Strateneir
I'S Business Mlanager .................Ann W. Verner

( T1-,-E1932 presidential boom, although much
discussed within the last few lol his, was
given an added bit of color last week. The
color was in the nature of an offer received by
Senator Borah from Republican businessmen
to bac his candidacy, provided, of course, he
would care to enter the field against Herbert
Hoover. The agrarian from Idaho reserved
decision. He would like to think it over, mean-
while watching with furtive eye the extent to
which the Progressives can inake inroads 'on
Republican strength:
It is not surprising to hear that there are
some leaders in the Republican ranks who are
dissatisfied with the present administration. It
is surprising, however, to learn that it is not
only western leaders who sponsor the move-
ment, but certain elements in the midwest,
particularly (Ohio. There are others, too, who
are ready to finance 'the Progressives and
Borah, the same donors who, it is said, were
identified with Iloqsevelt and the progressive
movement in 1912, a inovement which ended
disastrously. Borah is about the strongest hope
the Progressives can resurrect. lie projected
himself -rathpr strongly into the public eye by
his statements on the international situation
during the Hoover-Laval conversations.
It is doubtful, however, if the gentleman
from Idaho will accept. For this there are
several reasons. First, Borah, who discusses
questions of international scope as though they
were everyday household problems (although
he has never left the shores of the United
States), has always been known to climb upon
the bandwagon and play the loudest trumpet
prior to presidential campaigns; but when the
parade begins, and the performers get ready
to enter the ring, lie falls in with the regulars.
Secondly, the.reserving of a decision can mean
only one thing: he is doubtful if lie or any
other Progressive or iepuhlican could defeat
Mr. Hoover. One never knows what he i~s going
to do; he bobs up one minute, then disappears
the next.

Assistants
onson John Keysee
Bursley Arthur F. Kohn.
rk James Lowe
inn Bernard E. Schnacke
ecker Anne Harsha
Jane Cissel Katharine Jackson
e Field iDorothy, Layin,
Fisehgrund Virginia McComb
[meyer Carolin Mosher
rriman Hie ien Olsen
Hlelen Schmeede

Grafton W. Sharp
Donald Johnson
Don Lyou 1
Bernard H. Good
May Seefried
Minnie Seng
Helen Spencer
Kathryn Stork
Clare unger
Mary Elizabeth Watts

NIGHT EDITOR-JERRY E. ROSENTHAL
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1931

Follette Starts

is Business Program
r HE Progressives, who, together with the
Democrats, will undoubtedly dominate
ongress at the next session, have already
ommenced their program to rid the country
f the business depression. Senator LaFollette,
f Wisconsin, the leader of the forces, has in-
'oduced a bill to create a "National Economic
ouncil," on which a Senate sub-committee is
ow holding hearings.~
Much was expected of the Democrats and
rogressives by dissatisfied Republicans. The
rmer have been clamoring for President
.ooverto "do something;" have blamed the
ick of any constructive legislation on the fact
fat they were too few in Congress. to accom-
lish anything. Pferhaps yesterday's elections
'ill give them this chalice. Yet young LaFol-
Atte, who might as well' be a Democrat for all
te supi)ort he gives the Republican party,
>mes forth with this rather hollow scheme,
,hich has proved to be no great success in
ernlany, and represents in a way just what
le opposition has been condemniiig i the
dilmiinistration,
This council is to consist of fifteen Iemi-
ers, aj)pointed by the President with the ad-
ce and consent of the senate, which would
ave the numerous duties of: 1) keeping ad-
ised of business conditions; 2)' considering
roblenIs; 3) formulating prb1posals; and 4)
ilmittillg reports.
The appomitment of too many reboting
>mmissions has been one point it] the attack
f the Democrats and Progressives against
resident hoover. They wanted action, not
ords. YOt after careful investigations in ianY-
ases, they failed to act on the basis of the facts
tibmitted. And now, their leader advocates
ie establishinent of another such commission,
uIs time a perianent one.
Germany, too, has a National Econoniic
ouncil. The workiugmen complain that the
)vernnlellt appoin tees control the decisions,
ICl manufacturers comhipilin that the working-
en control the work, wile the government
[icials blame the other two factions. The
ork of the group consists in drawing up pro-
osed measures on economic problems, and in
,viewing measures which have been intro-
Ilced into the Reichstag. Their action, how-
yer, does not count in determining whether
r not the bill becomes a law.
That Congress would hold this Council in
igher esteem than it has past coniis 1iOls is
oubtful. However, the proposal is significant
I that it demonstrates that evehi the opposi-
on cannot produce concrete objectives in its
rogran of economic legislation. On the one
and, it reproves the President for appoint-
ug comllmlittees to investigate, for his lack of
gislation to aid business recovery, for not
ccoml)Iishing anything when they theiselves

The Big Ten
and The ews

.ANOTHER bond las been created by whlch
it is hoped to knit the lUiversities of the
Western Conference closer togetier. TPhis is
the newly organized Big Ten news service.
Each Big Ten newspaper in the future will
send1 weekly news releases to the other nine
papers. These, pap)ers will contain stories of
interest to other campuses as well, but which
are not sent over the press association wires,
educational doctrines advocated by prominet
teachers, feature stories as well as straight
news.
The exchange of ideas should prove mu-
tually profitable to the students of all schools.
The dogma that everything one does is abso-
lutely iroiper results in early narrowmidled-
ness. We hope this news service will bring
about a brofldlening of viewpoints.

Willa Cather's genius for deli-
cately spun narrative and exqui-
site, haunting word play is now-
where better shown than in "Shad-
ows on the Rock." There is only
a semblance of a story, even less
than in "eath Comes for the Ar.
chbishopW but the sustained magic
of the bleak rock in the lonely
waters of the St. Lawrence fur-
nishes enough interest to supply a
dozen books.
The tale, then, simply shows life
in the stronghold of Quebec as it
was in the days of Frontenac. A
deeply revennent feeling pervades
the whole, and in her characteriza-
tions of the nuns and missionaries,
Miss Cather is particularly sym-
pathetic.
The shadows on the rock are its
people, who ' are finely etched by
the author, but they live for the
reader just as vividly as if they had
been splashed in brilliant colors.
What little continuity there is
found in the story of Auclaire, the
apothecary, and his little daughter,
Cecile. The little girl, brought up
in the traditions of old France,
furnishes a connecting link be-
tween life in the far off homeland
and in the ruggedness of the north-
ern wilderness. Her natural 'weet-
ness and charm are a great factor
for good in the life of the little
Canadian town, and it is around
her that much of the narrative
centers.
The bitter clash of wills between
the two bishops does not obtrude
upon the peaceful harmony of the
atmosphere, for the old man and
the younger are really working to-
ward the same goal, and their
struggle is one of method rather
than results.
The harmony of the atmosphere
is not overdone, in any sense, for
Miss Cather does not avoid depic-
ting actual conditions. 'Toinette,
keeper of a sailor's house, is not
a pleasant creature in any sense of
the word, but she is real and is
as truly a part of the life in the
village as is Mother Juschereau, ab-
bess of the convent.
It seems altogether likely that
Miss Cather's rare insight and un-
derstanding of a people and a per-
iod so different from our own will
insure this books' being placed in
its rightful category, that of a su-
perbly written novel, a classic of
contemporary literature.
M. 0. 'B.
-\asiington
Bystander,
By Kirke Simpson
WASHINGTON-What a lot of
color would be erased from senate
proceedings if George Moses of
New Hampshire should be' toppled
out next election.
Even the already accomplished
addition of James Hamilton Lewis
of Illinois to the senate's rafiks or
the impending, if indefinitely de-
ferred, arrival of Governor-Sena-
tor Huey Long of Louisiana could
not wholly fill the gap.
Both are colorful and will be
notable news centers, but the ton-
gue of George Moses, his ever-bub-
bling wit, his -belligerent temper-
ament and those eyes that gleam

with such joy of verbal combat be-
hind the Moses pinch-nose glasses
Would be missed.
Anticipation.
Newspaper Washington has been
savoring with special relish the
winter prospects for the senate
ever since Moses defied Gerald Nye
et al. of the insurgent republican
group to oust him from his presi-
dent pro tem. honors.
Much will come of that.
Young Mr. Nye, of North Dakota,
despite his manner, of sweet rea-
sonableness in debate and the for-
mality of tone and diction he fa-
vors, even in the liveliest moments,
is somewhat of a fighting man him-
self.
And he has special reason to
think that Moses has gone out of
his way in the past to pick on him.
Reading the latest Moses sugges-
tion for a "New England senate
bloc" in the light of the Muses-Nye
clash, you get an impression that

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ANOTHER GAMBLING.FAILURE
(Purdue Exponent)
Last Thursday another plan to corrupt Big "Ten
football was uncovered and turned into a fiasco. The
attempt was so crude and badly managed tha it
could not possibly have been the work of professional
gamblers but of some crank or jokester trying to
put over something big.
Three players on the Minnesota team received
letters offering them $1,500 apiece to "throw" the
game with Wisconsin. At the same time the sports
editor of a Minneapolis newspaper was offered $2,500
if he would give Minnesota 5 to 1 odds to win. The
letter stated that a group was betting $50,000 on
Wisconsin.
The entire attempt was so childish that it must
have amused head Coach Fritz Crisler. It only re-
suited in throwing the student body and the Minne-
sota squad into a turmoil and made the headlines
of yesterday's mid-western newspapers. The three
players took the letters to Minnesota officials as soon
as they received them. The story was subsequently
given to the papers which was the only way to handle
the situation. Had this not been done, nasty rumors
would have attached themselves to the players of
both schools which no amount of publicity after the
game could have removed.
Big Ten football has become a business enterprise
of such proportions, because of the very nature of
the commodity which it presents to the public, that
it muts be kept free from even the slightest blemish
which incidents like the above will attach to it. The
confidence of the public can not be lost quicker than
by one example of a contaminated game. Profes-
sional baseball has suffered at the hands of the
professional gambler. These men, no doubt, see in
collegiate football a lucrative oportunity for the same
type of foul tactics. If they succeed in "throwing"
one game the entire sport will suffer regardless of
the, in1,+Ckcb, of l4PrT gFs : s o l' i trr.pzi .rivi', iIc.

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