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Senator Johnson
Will Not Support
Californian Progressive
Makes Statement To
State Newspapers
Attacks Debt Policy
Roosevelt Praises Him On
California Tour; Quotes

Coal Strikers Dispersed By National Guard

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14.-(P)-
Replying to a telegram from repre-
sentatives of 70 southern California
newspapers asking him to make a
declaration of support of the Re-
publican national and state tickets,
Senator Hiram W. Johnson, Cali-
fornia progressive Republican said
today "I cannot and will not sup-
port Mr. Hoover."
Johnson repeatedly has criticized
the Hoover administration. In a
speech recently before the California
Federation of Labor he attacked the
administration's relief and foreign
debt policies.
Shortly thereafter Franklin D.
Roosevelt, Democratic Presidential
candidate, coming to California on
his campaign tour, quoted an ex-
tract from the Johnson speech and
praised the California senator as
"long a warrior in the ranks of true
American progress."
Roosevelt's remark brought a
statement from Johnson in which he
said the attitude of the Democratic
candidate was in sharp contrast
with that Mr. Hoover has main-
tained toward progressivism and
progressives in California. I per-
sonally immensely appreciate what
he said and I am sure it is equally
appreciated by the progressive Re-
publicans of this state."
"I am a progressive Republican;
Mr. Hoover is not," was the theme
of the militant Californian's answer
to the -publishers. "Mr. Hoover has
justly earned the title of ultra-con-
servative," he said. "The difference
between the two may be described in
a generalization and could be par-
ticularized in a hundred acts of the
existing national administration."
City Heads Will
Fight Change In
Tax Provisions
Municipal League Pledges
Opposition To Proposed
State Amendments
LANSING, Oct. 14.-(P)-Organ-
ized opposition to proposed constitu-
tional amendments designed to limit
real estate taxation and exempt en-
tirely small homesteads has been
pledged today by the Michigan Mu-
nicipal League.
City officials and- representatives
in the league's annual meeting
adopted a report charging propon-
ents of the amendments are attempt-
ing to "force the hand of the legis-
lature by crippling the property tax."
Speakers expressed the fear that
new taxes the legislature might be
forced to devise if the amendments
carry would result in a less equitable
system than now exists. The league
resolution flatly opposed the amend-
ments and bound the organization to
use its influence "to the end that a
balanced tax program be enacted by
the legislature in its 1933 session."
Prof. Thomas H. Reed of Univer-
sity of Michigan attacked the
amendments in an address Thurs-
day night, terming them "just an-
other form of the existing depression
hysteria which is making fools of
customarily intelligent people." He
advocated the abolition of the pres-
ent township and county govern-
mental systems.
George 'L. Lusk, city manager of
Bay City, was elected president of
the league at the closing session to-
day. Traverse City was chosen as
the site of the 1933 meeting.
Cosmopolitans To Hear
Abbot Discuss Election
The Michigan Cosmopolitan Club
will hold its second meeting this fall
at 8 p. m. today in Lane Hall Audi-
torium. Horatio Abbott, Democratic

national committee-man, will lead a
discussion on the coming election and
its international significance. Fol-
lowing Mr. Abbott's address there will
be a social program.


Head Of Bonus
Army Confers
With Pres-ident
Sm11a1,1 Field C m a e,
Believes :oover' Actee
On Misinformation'
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 --')-Be-
lief that President Hoover "did not
understand the true :ituation or was
misinformed" in directing the evic-
tion of bonus marchers from camps
here' last summer today was ex-
pressed by Hoke Smith, field com-
mander of the Bonus Expeditionary
He made this statement Thursday
night after a B. E. F. delegation he
headed had been received by the
President. The statement continued
in part:
"I am glad that the President saw
fit to receive the committee of dele-
gates elected by the national con-
"We feel that this proves that the
Bonus Expeditionary Force was not
the criminal group' thgt was so vi-
ciously attacked by the attorney gen-
eral during the middle of September.
Restrospection often brings under-
standing even among high govern-
ment officials./
"Our severe censure was directed
at Mr. Hoover, the individual, for
the drastic means used in the force-
ful eviction of the Bonus Expedition-
ary Force from the District of Co-
lumbia and not at the chief execu-
tive of the country that we love so

The 'iolli instrtuiieat of hne gots,
has yielded to the uareh of 'rogresam
A miej tecollege protfeOor was dw
cause of its downfaiill.
Lying awake one night, puzzled by
the thought of the ease with which
a fiddle could be broken, thinking
of the uncertainty in its manufac-
ture, musing on the harm which
water and the dampness of the at-
mospheredcause on it, Prof. Joseph E.
Maddy, of the division of fine arts,
gave birth to the idea of the alum-
inum violin.
Look Like Wooden Instruments
His first models were crude, ill-
sounding affairs, but when he had
mastered the difficulties of the tone
quality and the queer appearance of
his new machine, he fashioned one
similar to a wooden violin in appear-
ance as well as sound.
"So far," Professor Maddy explains,
"I have not been able to sell more
than a few of these contraptions.
There seems to be a force which re-
sists any change in the material of
which musical instruments are made.
It was 60 years before the metal flute
was used. Boehm invented it in 1840,!
and it was not accepted until around
Made in One Piece
"However," he continued philos-
phically, "I'm not worried about the
slowness with which these are ac-
cepted. I have about 100 of them out
on trial, and people are beginning to
pay me for them."
The new violins are constructed
entirely in one piece, Professor Mad-

dy explained. They are wf*lded to-
gether so that there is no possibility
of any part corning louse. and vibnt-
ing when the strings vibrate. The
finger-board, keys, and sounding post
are made of wood, but there is no
reason why they should not be made'
of aluminum after the atipathy
against metal has worn off, accord-
ing to Professor Maddy.
"Of course I don't make the violinsi
myself," Professor Maddy said. "I
have them made by machinery. A
machine can turn out a uniform
quality violin, while the human
workman is dependent upon chance.
The fine quality of these violins
makes them possible for use in or-
chestras and for solo work. A test
in Cincinnati, conducted behind a
screen led to the sale of one to a
member of the Cincinnati Symphony
Orchestra. They will retail at about1
$50. A violin of quality would cost
four times that amount in wood,"
Professor Maddy said.

Professor J. E. Maddy Explains
Invention Of Aluminum, Violin

Brown To Talk
On Revision Of
Prohibition Law
"Repealing a C o n s tit u t a1alI
Amendment" will be the subject of
a radio speech to be delivered at 7:30
p. m. today by Prof. E. S. Brown of
the political science department on
the University broadcast over station
WJR, Detroit, it was announced yes-
terday by Prof. Waldo M. Abbot, di-
rector of the University Broadcasting
Professor Brown will give special
attention to the problem of the re-
peal of the Eighteenth Amendment,
and will discuss the possibilities of
revising the Volstead Act, according
to Professor Abbot. He will also sum-
marize briefly the prohibition planks
of the various political parties in the
coming election.
The Fleming family of Laurens
county, South Carolina, owns a bale
of cotton that has been held since


(Associated Press Photo)
Striking Illinois coal miners who gathered at Taylorville, Ill., to
commemorate the anniversary of the historic "Virden massacre" were
prevented from holding a demonstration by national guardsmen, who
arrested hundreds.
German Youth Shows Interest
In Polities, Says P. L. Schenk

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The interest which the German
youth of today takes in politics far
exceeds tiat which is exhibited in
this country, even in a presidential
election year, according to Prof.
Philip L. Schenk of the English De-
partment who expressed his views on
the subject "The Influence of
Politics upon the Thought of the
German Youth of Today" Thursday
afternoon on the University Radio
Broadcasting program over station
"To say that the German stu-
dent's interest in politics takes the
place of the interest of our students
in national politics, campus politics,
and in athletic contests would be
putting it mildly," Dr. Schenk said.
"The intensity of interest in poli-
tics," Professor Schenk continued,
gives rise not only to endless discus-
sions, but sometimes to actual phy-
sical violence and rioting. Several
times last spring the rector of the
University of Vienna found it neces-
sary to shut down absolutely on uni-
versity affairs-to close up everything
until the student groups had time
to cool off a bit."
Dr. Schenk told how he had run
into a small riot one evening in
front of the University of Vienna.
Because of the darkness it was im-
possible for him to see exactly what
was going on, he said, but the entire
situation was very similar to one
which might occur here at Ann
Arbor, like a theatre rush, for in-
"One reason for this intense stu-
dent interest in politics," said Pro-
fessor Schenk, "might be found in
the fact that the German people re-
gard good government as a very im-
portant matter, and are very much
concerned to have in office, not only
men of the highest character and
natural ability, but men specifically
and purposefully trained to the bus-
iness of administering public af-
Changing to a discussion of the
political factors in Germany at the
present, Professor Schenk char-
acterized the Hitler movement as
'largely a movement of protest
against the intolerable economic dis-
tress, negative in character, and not
at all in line with positive and con-
structive trends in German govern-
"Intense economic distress is an
impelling force throughout Germany
today," Professor Schenk declared.
"Every intelligent German looks at
that in part as the inevitable result
of the catastrophe and madness of
the war. One hears the word
'Kriegsfolgen'-consequences of the
war--constantly, all over Germany
in accounting for some of the
phases of the present distress."
Professor Schenk compared the
activities of the Hitler organization
with those of the Ku Klux Klan, and
said that there are some people in
Germany who believe that the Nazi
will in a few years be no more than
the Klan is today.
Another comparison drawn by
Professor Schenk was between the
youth of Germany and the youth
of the United States. "They are a
fine, upstanding lot-clean, lovable,
full of promise. We would act in the

same way as they do, were we in
their place."
"May I voice the hope," said Pro-
fessor Schenk in conclusion, "that
the future may see an ever closer
understanding and sympathy not
only between the youth of Germany
and the youth of this country, with
their common Germanic back-
grounds, but between the German
and French youth and all those who
hold the future of Europe in their
Mathes To Give
Contract Bridge
Lecture Series
Due to the expanding interest in
contract bridge the Michigan League
has engaged John Mathes, bridge ex-
pert and exponent of the Culbertson
method, to deliver a series of 10 lec-
tures beginning Wednesday, Oct. 26,
at 7:30 o'clock.
Tickets for the entire course may
be obtained at the main desk of the
League next week at $2.25 for a lec-
ture series ticket and twenty-five
cents for single admission.
Mr. Mathes is enthusiastically
recommended by Ely Culbertson.
Mrs. Mathes will give individual help
to students during each lesson.
Russians Will
Play On Choral
Union Program
(Continued from Page 1)
with whipped cream, steaks, historic-
al Spanish music, novels and bi-
ographies of great men, gayly colored
silk pajamas, cigarettes, Paris and
Rio de Janeiro.
His South American popularity is
attested by the fact that when he
was in Santiago de Chile in 1930 he
gave 15 concerts in 23 days.
Vladimir Horowitz, scheduled to
play here in March, gained success,
say critics who know of his back-
ground, from his great musical talent
and nothing else. His personality is
glamorous, but was never built up by
factitious press operations.
His origin was the little town of
Kieff, Russia; his family antecedents
are artistic. Since his meteoric con-
tinental debut in 1905, he has ap-
peared over and over again with all
the great orchestras of Europe and
America, and his name brings out
the "S. R. O." signs of two contin-
Chapman Will Conduct
Upper Room Bible Class
Beginning with the services tonight
Rev. H. R. Chapman will have charge
of the Upper Room Bible class spon-
sored by the Student Christian Asso-
ciation, according to an announce-
ment of Ira M. Smith, chairman of
the board of trustees.


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