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W HEN attempts are made, and prove success-
ful,,in wresting from an adversary thp posi-
tion he has gained, the one in danger of losing that;
position usually turns to other channels to curb,
the onrush thalt seems to further push him into the
background. And so we find in the utterances of
Sen. Brookhart, of Iowa, an analogy to the gener-
alization just made. Charging the press was giv-
ing "too much attention" to the claims and agita-
tions of the wets, this astute gentleman would be-
gin an investigation in an effort t6 curb such
stories unless the situation was remedied.
Such a step is as unlikely as it is absurd. Above
all, to curb freedom of the press would be uncon-
stitutional, a contravention of the fundamental
law. True, editorial matter is, to a degree, a re-
flection of public opinion. If, then, the agitation
is more on the side of the wets than on the side of
the drys, why should the opinion of one side be
suppressed in favor of the other? News stories and
editorial matter have given attention to the ques-
tion, in the interests of both alignments.
Agitation for prohibition reform has increased
rapidly during the last few years. The force of
this momentum has made itself felt in introducing
into Congress the question which up until now has
been turned away from its sacred portals. Before
that, the drys held sway. Now their position is
becoming precarious and, aware of this, such men
as Sen. Brookhart feel it their duty to utter every
once in a while ridiculous statements. Such as the
one above.,

tor enters upon which the voter must make his
This factor is the personality of the candidate.
It plays the all-important part in national nom-
inating conventions, it plays the same part in the
followingelections. We vote not upon what the
man would or should dIo in office, or the stand of
his particular party upon an important issue-the
balancing of the budget, for instance, or conserva-
tism of national loans-we vote instead upon the
So long as such national policies in regard to
elections are followed, so long will our entire so-
called system of democracy fall short of its avowed
purpose. So soon as we recognize the factors
which make an English election a successful, rep-
resentative voice of the people, and one of our
elections merely a protesting murmer of' the few
citizens whom politicians can interest in our elab-
orate system of voting, so soon will we reach one
of the faults of American democracy.
Letters published in this column should not
be construed as expressing the editorial opinion
of The Daily. Anonymous communications will
be disregarded. The names of communicants will,
however, be regarded as confidential upon re-
quest. Contributors are asked to be brief, con-
fining themselves to less than 300 words if
To The Editor:
Following is an Esperanto Manifesto on Man-
churia, drawn up by 20 Chinese societies, and ad-
dressed to foreign countries. Because of the large
number of students from foreign countries on this
campus, I feel it would be of interest to them:
Due to and concerning the provocation and mili-
tary invasion of a Japanese army in Manchuria be-
ginning September 18, 1931, the undersigned groups,
representing all the Esperantists in China, from a
peace loving and humanitarian standpoint sincerely
Ceclare themselves and advise the people of the
world, principally the Esperantists, who necessarily
have a firm desire for wold peace and human justice.
The Japanese-Imperial Army, on' the pretext that
Chinese soldiers had destroyed the railroad of South-
ern Manchuria which the Japanese government had'
constructed by force in our country and then guard-
ed, suddenly began to attack the city of Mukden on
the night of September 18 and completely occupied
it at six-thirty the. following morning. All public
buildings were occupied; several officials arrested.
The Japanese army even ordered Colonel Dohibara
(A Japanese) to be the mayor of Mukden and coi-
fiscated many airplanes on the pretext of following
the 53rd 'arficle of the military regulations conven-
tion of the Hague of 1907. Probably according to
a previously arranged plan, the Jap4nese army mob-
ilized very rapidly; it occupied the cities Antung,
Yingkow, and Chanchun on the 19th, Kirin, the capi-
tol of Kirin province, on the 21st, Chanhtu on the
22nd, and Singchen on the 23rd.
In other places the Japanese military aviators
dropped bombs on our country, even attacked the
mowing trains (which carried only completely de-
fenseless war refugees) of the Pepin-Mukden rail-
road with damdam-bombs\ More, than 200,000
inhabitants left the region of terror and traveled
west through Shan-hai-kwan.
The 8th of October, thirteen days afterwards,
when the Japanese delegate to the League of Nations
officially announced his intention of withdrawing the
Japanese army from the occupied region, the Jap-
anese officers, instead of ceasing their campaign,
again attacked Chinchow, the teryiporary seat of the
provincial government of Liaunin. Twelve airplanes
dropped, bombs and attacked with machine guns;
large numbers were wounded and killed.
In addition to that the Japanese government,
having promised to avoid all military operations, has
now menacingly sent more than thirtywarships into
Chinese waters,
According to Japanese papers, the establishment
of a Chun-Hou state, entirely independent of China,
has been started in the trritory occupied by the
Japanese army. "Chun" is the first word of Chun-
kuo (China); "hou" is the second word of "Da hou"
name of a Japanese race). It is aimed to make Man-
churia a second Korea.
It seens as clear as day that such a Chauvinistic
act of the Japanese Imperial governmnt is an un-
principled oppression of China; and therefore a great
menace to world peace/ Asa result, the great catas-

trophe of 1914-1918 would happen again in the world
on a more vast and terrible scale and would throw
mankind and his culture into darkness.
Although we are friendly and believe the Japanese
people to be our brothers just as others, still we do
not hesitate to resist and are fully ready to fight
against all Chauvinistic and imperialistic shameful
attacks that menace world peace and dishonor the
history of mankind, in addition to torturing our
We await expressions of sympathy and support
from the people of all countries, especially from the
honest Japanese.
To The Editor:
What is war? War is the old savagery in the new
civilization; it is the Cain and Abel story all over
again; it is Christian country against Christian coun-
try; brother aainst brother. The last war-the World
War- has left in its wake not only death and whole-
sale destruction in its immediate fields'of action, but
also the present world depression with its *accom-
panying unemployment of millions.
It is well known that 99 out of 100 wars have their
roots in economic rivalry, that is, in greed; or better
still, that they arse murder for profit. But murder
for profit does not always prove profitable. While in
the United States, as elsewhere, many individuals
reaped a large harvest during the holocaust, our
country as a whole is liable. to lose something over
ten bililon dollars of war debts-by way of default.
This leaves unmentioned the sorow and the tears
caused by the loss of thousands of young Americans.
And where are we now as the result'of that war?
.,M. Levi,
Professor Emeritus.

Yesterday afternoon we made a
remarkable discovery.. .yes sir, it
was remarkable. We were sitting
around looking out of our window
at the glories of nature, represent-
ed at the moment by an unbroken
sea of mud extending out as far
towards the horizon , as the eye
could reach, when all of a sudden
we saw a bevy of squirrels. This
in itself is not particularly note-
worthy, but, would you believe it,
those silly squirrels thought it was
spring. They really did. They were
frisking about and things like that
and chattering and, well anyway
they thought it was spring.
Now, what we're trying to get at
is that we think it is spring too.
Did you ever see a squirrel make a
mistake?. . .Well, then. A n d not
3nly that, but my Aunt Ellen just
wrote me that her Lilacs were be-
ginning to bud already. Just a
minute-I think that letter is right
here-yes sir, here it is, listen...
Dear Nephew Oscar:
The Lilacs are beginning
to bud here. Think of that!
Yours Truly,
Aunt Ellen.
Well, now, to get back to what
we were talking about, did you ever
hear of a Lilac, making a mistake
-it would look pretty silly would-
n't it? What would all the other
Lilacs say? Well then, you can just
bet that all those Lilacs that are
budding now have looked the situa-
tion over very verry carefully and
are sure of what they are doing.


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And when you get the Squir-
rels acting as only squirrels-
and an occasional member of
the Gargoyle Staff-can act in
Spring, and on top of that the
Lilacs start budding, there is
certainly something in it. Prob-
ably a lot of grief for the Squir-
rels and Lilacs.
Anyway, to get right down to
business, if any of the rest of you
silly people agree with the Squir-
rels and Lilacs, the reason I brought
this all up is 'that I have a swell
spring suit that is just right for
Campus wear, and I would certainly
enjoy selling it to somebody. You
see, if Professors don't hurry up
and develop a sense of humor, I'll
never have an occasion to have a
sUit for campus wear in springtime,
and the chances are 'that a couple
anyway of my readers will.
*. * *
Which naturally c n o U g h
brings.up the question of who
thought up that examination
Schedule the Michigan Dilly
Published the' 'other day? 'As
nearly as we can figure, most
of our exams come either in
the middle of the ight of the
second Saturday of November,
or else something terrible has
happened to the departments
that teach the 'courses. We'll
have to drop around to class
one of these days and see, un-
less a legible announcenient is
made pretty quick.
Feb. will bring examinations
Wormwood to our mouths-
and gall.
Oh, well, maybe the faculty
will forget to give any-
It's a fine world after all.
Our mendacious contemparary
the Gargoyle has announced an-
other sellout. There are a couple
of weak points about that. The
firste is that this merely means a
technical sellout - or, in other
words, there are still a lot of them
around on newsstands in town. The
second point is that anybody who
cares to can get a sellout by call-
ing Professor nasty names.-Oh I
couldn't, eh? Well, you come around
to the office any day and I'll take
you on, nasty name for nasty name
for any stakes you want to men-
tion. Of course, we don't do that
sort of thing in print because we
don't think it's nice... and besides,
we want to keep on printing.
* * 4.
Nevertheless, we think that
the Gargoyle is an old sissy for.
piking on the poor old Pro-
fessors who never did anything
to-or for-anybody in their
lives. Why don't they pick on
President Hoover or somebody?
NOTE.. .Will the bird who made
a nest in my hat over last week-end
kindly come and remove both it

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1ssues and


EVERY four years the American people set
aside a period devoted to a discussion of so-
called "ptesidential campaign issues." During that
time the members of the commercial organizations
of the country allow their business to live in 0
state of coma, telling themselves and each other
that after the coming elections things will begin
to pick up, business will be on the rebound, and
credit will have a different slant.
Then they amuse themselves by aligning their
interests on one side or the other of the issues, the
planks of the party platforms, as advocated by the
opposing parties.
To those who have viewed the results of such,
platforms and subsequent elections 'in the past,
with an unbiased and unprejudiced viewpoint, with
an open mind, if you please, the whole affair is very
A review{ of past campaigns will show that
once in a great while an issue of importance haA
appeared upon which one or the other of the two
leading parties of the country have taken a definite
stand, but such a case is the exception and not the
Leading political scientists of the University
were recently questioned upon the subject by a
representative of the Daily. They were 'first asked
what they, as individuals, thought the leading cam-
paign issues for 1932 should be. Next they were
asked what the issues probably would be after
party conventions had named their stands. With
few exceptions two entirely different sets of issues
were named by those questioned. and nractically


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