THV . MICHIGAN DAILY"
SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 1983
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MANAGING EDITOR, ..............FRANK B. GILBRETH
CiTY EDITOR......................KARL SEIFFERI1
POR TS EPDITOR .. ............... .JOHN W. THOMAS
W I'S EDITOR..............M..MARGARET O'BRIEN
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views. We have been charged with making state-
ments that are "baseless and full of inaccuracies,"
and yet not one of these so-called inaccurate or
baseless statements has been pointed out to us
by Mr. Prockin. Instead, a number of sweeping
;eneralizations unsubstantiated by facts have
been advanced as a supposedly effective means
of squelching our "high-handed protests." It is
our purpose to show Mr. Prockin that his un-
scholarly impulsiveness has carried him into
deeper waters than he has expected and to take
is opportunity to present some further facts
;oncerning the policy followed by the Polish gov-
;rnment in its treatment of the minority peoples
within the boundaries of Poland.
In the first place, we wish to point out that
Mr. Prockin's enthusiasm has caused him to ex-
aggregate the figures found in what he calls "the
statistics of the Polish government." According
to the census of Dec. 9, 1931 (the latest official
statistics in our possession) there is not "40 per
gent of the population under the Polish yoke
=against its will" but 30.9 per cent of the popula-
:ion in Poland of other than Polish mother-ton-
ue. This percentage includes nearly 3,000,000
jewish citizens of Poland. Furthermore, the num-
>er of Ukranians in Poland is not 6,000,000 (even
fount Sforza in the European Dictators, p. 133,.
places the number 4,000,000) but 4,800,000, which
figure includes Ruthenians, who reject the appel-
ation "Ukrainian" because of the political con-
notation the term has acquired as a result of the
activities of the U.W.O. (Ukrainian Military Or-
;anization). For a full statement of the Ruthen-
ian attitudes we refer Mr. Prockin to the speech
Df Deputy Michael Baczynski, a Ruthenian, de-
lvered before the Administrative Committee of
the Seym (Diet) on January 21, 1931.
Four stars means extraordinary; three stars very
good; two stars good; one star just another picture.
no stars keep away from it.
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SUNDAY, APRIIL 23, 1933
Drinkers Of Beer
EVERAGES of two per cent alcohol
are "rank poison" and those of four
per cent are "deadly for boys" according to Mrs.
Henry W. Peabody, chairman of the Women's
National Committee for Law Enforcement. Mrs.
Peabody made her charges before the tenth an-
nual meeting of the committee in Washington
Immediately preceding Mrs. Peabody's dry ha-
rangue, Sen. Maurice Sheppard of Texas had fin-
ished a similar speech with an oratorical flourish
heartily condemning even moderate drinking. The
Senator stressed the age-old danger of "riding be-
hind a moderate-drinking engineer" and "being
operated upon by a surgeon who is a moderate
As has grown common in such gatherings, the
pronouncements of the dries were as unfair and
narrow minded as might be expected. Men in
general and wet women were classed as abnormal,
and responsible for a great deal of wet publicity
in the newspapers. "Normal women only receive
notices in obituaries" Mrs. Peabody declared to
those present, in spite of the fact that reporters
and news-reel men stood ready to send her name
across the country.
The viewpoint of the dries since the birth of
"demon liquor" has always been and probably will
always be colored by prejudice and disfigured by
lack of knowledge.
Any person who has ever had a glass of beer
can tell Mrs. Peabody that it was neither deadly
nor poisonous. Men in positions of great respon-
sibility can be perfectly capable, in spite of "mod-
erate drinking" of low percentage beverages in
their homes. Americans have proved that they
will not be dictated to in matters involving per-
sonal freedom and the sooner the dries realize the
futility of their fight the happier everyone will be.
A few fanatics may continue to argue the
repeal of prohibition. The overwhelming and ex-
pressed sentiment in the nation against them will
make no difference. But when Mrs. Peabody and
Senator Sheppard endanger the respect of the
people of the United States for the Law Enforce-
ment committee, they harm an institution which
is potentially able to do much good. .
Letters published in this column should not be
As to the reasons for changing the name ofs
Eastern Galicia to Malopolska (literally, "Polonia1
Ilinor") little need be said to anyone who under-1
stands the connotation of the phrase, "Ty Galic-x
oku" ("You Galician"). The term Eastern Ga-
licia was used by the Austrian authorities and
was equally obnoxious to both the Poles and Uk-
anians living there. To regard this change of
name as a move on the part of the Polish gov-
ornment to stamp out Ukranian national con-
sciousness is pure nonsense. The change was but
the restoration of the ancient, pre-partition name
of this territory.
The next wild charge advanced by Mr. Prockin
s that "all Ukranian schools were wiped away
and . . . Ukrainian chairs at all universities were
abolished" by the Polish government. Let us be
generous at this point and say that Mr. Prockin is
only ignorant of actual conditions. Ignorance,
however, does not justify nor excuse such state-
ments as his. Naturally enough, the Polish gov-
ernment feels that the Minorities ought to know
the State language. However, to say that the
Polish government wishes to eradicate the Ukran-
ian language is false and malicious. Equal oppor-
tunity is given to learn both languages. The fol-
lowing statistical evidence shows the number and
kind of elementary schools existing in Eastern
Malopolska in 1929-30:
Elementary schools using Polish language . .2,224
Elementary schools using Ukranian language 716
Elementary schools of bi-lingual (Ukranian-
Polish) type . ..... . . .. . . . .... . ...... .. 1,794
The statement that the Polish government ha
abolished Ukranian chairs at all universities is
just a piece of cheap trickery. In what universi-
ties were there ever any Ukranian chairs? What
the Polish government has done is made prep-
arations for the ultimate establishment of a
purely Ukranian university at Lwow to satisfy the
demands of a certain group of Ukranians. The
Ukranian Scientific Institute has been established
at Warsaw with the object of preparing professors
for the future university. This Institute consists of
the following departments: (1) Ukranian Eco-
nomic and Social Life; (2) Ukranian Political His-
tory with the History of Ukranian Culture and its
Present State (its language, literature, and as-
pirations); and (3) Church History. Furthermore,
the government has encouraged the activities of
the two great Ukrainian cultural and educational
societies: the "Proswita" society, which in 1928
had 3020 branches and libraries, and the "Ridna
Szkola ("National School").
Another gross misstatement by Mr. Prockin is
that the Ukrainians are prohibited from holding
any government office. M. Felinski in his The Uk-
ranians in Poland presents detailed statistical evi-
dence which shows that the Ukrainians were in
the majority (56.8%) in the local authorities of
the communes in Eastern Malopolska. Also ,in
1930 there were 28 Ukrainians in the Seym and 4
in the Senate.
(To Be Concluded Tuesday)
NO PIES OR DISTILLED LIQUORS
FOR HARVARD COMMENCERS
To the Editor:
The following is an extract from the records of
the meeting of the Corporation of Harvard College
on June 11, 1722.
"Whereas the Country in General and the Col-
lege in particular have bin under Such Circum-
stances, as call aloud for Humiliation, and all due
mainfestations of it; and that a Suitable re-
trenchment of everything that has the face of ex-
orbitance or Extravagance in Expenses, especially
at Commencements ought to be endeavored, And
Whereas the preparations and provisions that
have bin wont to be made at those times have
bin the Occasion of no Small disorders; It is
Agreed, and Voted, That hencefore no preparation
nor Provision either of plumb-cake or rosted,
boiled, or baked Meats of Pyes of any kind shalbe
made by any Commencer, Nor shal any such have
any distilled Liquors, or any Composition made
therewith; And in Case any aforemencioned shall
act Contrariely, He or they shall besides forfeit-
ing all and every the before prohibited provisions
being found in his or their Chambers or any the
dependences thereon to be Siezed by the Tutors,
be punished twenty shillings to be paid to the
Use of the College. Voted unanimously to be pre-
sented to the Overseers."
And from the Set. 5th meeting of the same
AT THE MAJESTIC
CREDIBLE RECONSTRUCTION OF
Stumbling through prehistoric jungles with un-
'nown terrors on every side and poling across a
weating lake with a dinosour feeding in it, the
members of the moving picture expedition to Skull
sland push their way through long extinct hor-
rors in the pursuit of the gigantic gorilla, Kong,
who has made away with the actress of the
Kong, however, unused to the blonde beauty of
the actress who has been offered to him as a
sacrifice by the native inhabitants of the island,
protects her carefully from harm oA that island
of death, fighting a carnivorous brontosaur, a
pterodactyl and a strange lizard to protect her
from harm. And then the 50 foot ape is captured
by the director and brought bac to New York to
exhibit to a horrified public. He breaks loose, of
course, and the last scene in which he stands on
the apex of the mooring most on top of the Em-
pire State building with the girl in one hand and
army airplanes buzzing around him like mos-
quitoes, is guaranteed to make you hold your
While some of the animal models in this picture
move somewhat jerkily at times, the technical end
of the production is remarkably well done. Before
the picture is over Kong is endowed with a per-
sonality and you actually feel sorry for him. The
prehistoric jungle is convincing and every log
looks like some tremendous beast's tail.
Robert Armstrong as Carl Denham, the hard-
boiled director who will stop at nothing to get his
picture, is well-chosen. While Fay Wray, as Ann
Darrell, the little girl who has all the adventures,
has little to do but look thoroughly terrified and
scream agonizedly, she does it quite acceptably.
By FRANCIS WAGNER
In the Washtenaw county rural school system,
there are 131 one-room schools, six with two or
three rooms, one consolidated school, and four
village schools. Nine schools have been closed dur-
ing the depression. 5,209 children are served by
the system .All eight grades are taught in each
Since the recent spring election, the Common
Council of Ann Arbor consists of 10 Republicans
and 5 Democrats. The Democrats made a gain of
two in the election, the inroads being made in the
third and fourth wards.
Of the children finishing the eighth grade in
the county's schools last year, 68.1 per cent went
on i ito high school. In the year 1928-29, 58 per-
cent continued into high schoql. 474 school offi-
cers govern the activities of these schools.
Names prominent in the history of the Univer-
sity adorn the buildings of the campus. Three are
named after University presiddnts-Tappan, An-
gell and Hutchins Halls. And there are Yost Field
House, and Clements Library.
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Failing of passage in the House, a bill to pro-
hibit employment of relatives by State officials
was tabled, pending another vote.-News Item.
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All scout cars be on the lookout for
touring car containing suspicious strangers
and camping equipment, possibly with trailer.
Stop only Gentiles.
A law has been proposed in Lisbon, Spain, pro-
hibiting pedestrians from speaking while they
cross the street. Not necessary here. Once you step
off the curb you're too scared to talk.
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GERMANS SEEK LIGHT
FROM FAR-AWAY STARS
Like Marlene Dietrich?
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"To clean painted walls," says a home page
note, "wipe them first with a cloth wet in kero-
sene and wait 15 minutes." Then crawl out on
your hands and knees and find another apart-
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A local doctor is said to have treated a student
recently for injuries received when a prominent
football player kicker him out of his room. The
injured party was clearly suffering from athlete's
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An Illinois woman, newly elected mayor of her
village, says she is going to run the town "just as
I run my house." The chamber of commerce is
said to be anxiously awaiting a statement from
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