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Smith Behind
Party Ticket;
Attacks G.O.P.
Former Governor Asserts
Democratic Victory Is
Needed to Brace Nation
He Declares That
'Campaign Is Over'

Ban In India And England Aids
Sale Of Dr. Fisher's New Book

Roosevelt and Garner
Ignored; Country Is
For A Change'


NEW YORK, Sept. 30-(P)-For-
mer Governor Alfred E. Smith, in an
article in the "New Outlook," out
tomorrow, says he believes "the suc-
cess of the Democratic party in the
coming election is essential to the
upbuilding of our national well-be-
Under a special heading, "The
Forgotten Man," he writes:
"We should stop talking about the
forgotten man and about class dis-
"The forgotten man is a myth and
the sooner he disappears from the
campaign the better it will be for
the country."
After stating the Republican party
must take the responsibility for its
"inexcusable mistakes, which have
intensified the bad times," he writes:
"To all intents and purposes the
campaign may be said to be over.
The real question is what will the
Democratic party do with its victory?
A change of government of itself
does not insure improvement of con-
Democrats Have Advantage
"On the other hand, the Demo-
cratic party has the great advantage
of a liberal background and record.
In the past it has never failed to be
applicable to new ideas.
"The first issue to be decided is
what elements will control the Demo-
cratic party, because it must be ad-
mitted that the party is not united
and that it is composed of a num-
ber of conficting elements and in-
terests. This was clearly indicated
at the recent Chicago convention.
"With some of the elements and
forces in the party, I am completely
out of sympathy, not for personal
reasons, but because I believe that
they are inimical to the best inter-
ests of the country.
"In my opinion, the Democratic
party must purge itself of these in-
terests if it is to serve the nation
in this crisis.'
The former governor, unsuccess-
ful in his fight for the Democratic
nomination at Chicago, does not
name the "interests" to which he
In declaring his belief that the
"hope of the country" lies in a Dem-
ocratic victory, he does not mention
the name either of Gov. Roosevelt,
the presidential nominee, or Speak-
er Garner, vice-presidential candi-
Flays G. O. P. Policies
He devotes several hundred words
to a criticism of the Republican ad-
ministration for its policies in the
face of economic troubles.
He declares the country is "set for
a change."
His paragraphs on the election are
the end of his four-page article,
which also discusses signs of return-
ing prosperity, his own public works
program, the Reconstruction Finance
Corporation, and Prohibition.
He calls on voters to apply the
"acid test" to all Congressional can-
didates to determine their prohibi-
tion stand.
Roosevelt Will Pass
Here Sunday Morning
The special train carrying Gov.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Demo-
cratic nominee for the Presidency,
on his nationwide campaign tour will
pass through Ann Arbor att6:30 a.
m. tomorrow. L o c a 1 Democratic
leaders yesterday said that it would
be impossible for the governor to
make an address here as he will not
have risen by the early hour. The
train will, however, stop here to en-
able William Comstock, Democratic
gubernatorial candidate and Hora-
tio J. Abbott, national committee-
man, to join the party. Governor
Roosevelt will receive an official wel-
come at Detroit at 9:30 a. m. and will
remain in the city all day, speaking
at the Naval Armory in the after-

Reaction To Censorship
In Form of Increased
Sales Pleases Author
Dr. Frederick B. Fisher's latest
book on the complicated question of
British rule in India-"That Strange
Little Brown Man Gandhi"-has
been banned"unconditionally in both
England and India, yet Dr. Fisher
yesterday characterized himself as
being "deeply pleased" with the pro-
scription, adding that it "has jump-
ed sales both here and abroad to a
remarkably high figure for the sum-
mer months."~
The book, first published in July
of this year, reached India in large
consignments about the middle of
October, striking deep into the tur-
moil that ended only a short time
ago in the British government's sub-
mission to Mahatma Gandhi's fast-
ing program.
Taken Up By Press
It was seized upon by the Indian
press, entire pages being devoted to
reviews and criticisms of the attack
on British imperialism in India, ac-
cording to Dr. Fisher.
The "Indian Witness," Lucknow
newspaper, declared that Dr. Fisher's
5-Year Course
In Architecture
Regents Asked To Extend#
Term One Year, Add 24
Hours To Requirements
An extension of the course of study
in the architectural college to a five
year term, expected to result in a
lighter burden and greater freedom
of study for the student, was recom-
mended yesterday afternoon at theE
meeting of the University Board ofc
The requirement for the degree of
Bachelor of Architecture under this
plan would be extended by 24 hourst
of electives. Spread over five years,
however, this would mean an averaget
of 16 hours each semester instead of
Prof. Henry C. Hutchins of thel
English department was granted a
year's leave of absence to continue
work on Professor Trent's Defoe1
manuscript at Harvard. Dr. Melvin
R. Gilmore, Curator of Ethnology in
the University Museums, was grantedc
$300 for field and traveling expensesc
in the study of the ethnological sig-
nificance of b o t a n i c a 1 specimensi
from Indian pueblos in the Rioi
Grande valley, New Mexico.t
The Carnegie Corporation gave a1
$5,500 grant to be used in aid of
studies for librarianship. Dr. Alfred1
H. Stockard, of the zoology depart-
ment, was made an assistant profes-1
Zas Will Take
Action Against
Stubborn Froshj
No-Pot' Men Must Face
Ineligibility; C o u n cil
Head Is Not Endorsed
Acting to enforce the wearing of
pots by freshmen, Joseph F. Zias,
'33, Student Council p r e s i d e n t,1
threatened last night to declare allE
freshmen who do not wear their
"pots" "ineligible for student activi-
Zias said later that in all proba-
bility, the disciplinary a c t i o n, if

adopted, would apply only to class
officers, and not to other extra-cur-
ricula activities.1
The action was taken without the
endorsement of the Council but Zias
stated that he felt sure that the
members of the Council would agree
with him.
The proclamation issued by Zias
"The Student Council as author-
ized by Article II of its constitution
is empowered to interpret and main-
tain Michigan's traditions and cus-
has been a tradition at the Univer-
3ity for 40 years. During that time
the majority of freshmen, especially
those belonging to fraternities, wore
their pots and considered it their;

case against the European policy of
armed subjugation of weaker coun-
tries was "strong," but went on to
say that the book does not give
Great Britain adequate credit for
"the railroads, the universities, the
irrigation improvements, and canals
which she has instituted in India."
To these charges of weakness in
his theme, Dr. Fisher answered,
"When the soul of a man or of a
race is taken and trampled upon, a
country cannot establish enough
railroads, canals, and like reforms
to pay for the loss of freedom." He,
stated emphatically that Great Brit-
ain has never put a penny into In-
dia, every dollar being derived from
taxation of the native peoples.
Received Much Praise 1
Other reviews of the book were,
whole-souled in their praise, how-1
ever, Dr. Fisher said. The "Indian1
Social Reform," Bombay, edited by3
K. Natarajan, noted reformer, said,
"For the first time a white man has
successfully made the transition fromj
his point of view to that of the In-
dian." Dr. Fisher admitted that he
considered this tribute the highest
praise he could receive from a native.
"That Strange Little Brown Man
Gandhi," is, in the estimation of cri-
tics, a shocking, frank book, to which
all must pay attention. Its recep-
tion into India at such a critical time
only added to the recognition which
it would inevitably receive, Dr. Fisher
Used As Propaganda'
"The British Viceroy was forced to
ban the book, because of the wild-
fire trail it was blazing across India,
in the press," Dr. Fisher said. "In-
dians were urging its wholesale pur-
chase for use as propaganda. The
government retaliated by forbidding
its use in any translation, or its use
in excerpt. Similar books, even books
stronger in their condemnation of
British tactics in India, escaped pro-
scription because they were written
by men less familiar with the prob-
lems of 'the country, and consequent-'
ly were not taken up in any kind of a
popular movement."
Not only does Dr. Fisher enjoy the
wider circulation his book has incur-
red under the proscription, but adds;
that he. "expected it." "The British1
(Continued on Page 5)
Kipke.And Crowley
Recount Troubles
Bandaging Teams
DETROIT, Sept. 30--0P)-Coaches
Jimmy Crowley of Michigan State
and Harry Kipke of the University of
Michigan told a deeply affected audi-
ence today of their heroic struggles
to bandage up 22 of their least crip-
pledplayers so that tomorrow's in-
tra-state football c 1 a s i c can be
The occasion w a s t h e annual
Michigan-Michigan S t a t e alumni
banquet which always precedes the
gridiron clash b e t w e e n the two
Crowley told the 200 alumni, in '
effect; that most of his good players
were on the injured list. Kipke
matched his rival coach injury for
But just as tears were beginning
to flow, Ralph Young, state athletic
director, came forward with the in-
formation that McNutt, the injured
fullback, is the kind of a player who
can "grow ears overnight," and that
he would not be surprised to see him
start the game tomorrow.
Fielding H. Yost, athletic director
at Michigan, set a new record for

Thomas ToBe
Given French
Honor Award
Famous Lecturer's Date
Postponed Because Of
Legion Presentation
Will Fly To East
After Talk Here

Lecture Is Definitely Set
For Oct. 29; May At-
tend Princeton Game
Lowell Thomas, the lead-off lect-
urer in the 1932-33 Oratorical As-
sociation Lecture Series, will be pre-
sented with the Legion of Honor by
the French embassador, Oct. 22, at
an international banquet to be held
in New York.
Since this presentation conflicts
with the originally scheduled date
for his appearance here, the Orator-
ical Association has agreed at Mr.
Thomas' request to release his con-
tract for that date, postponing his
lecture one week. He will speak here
on the night of Oct. 29.
"In Real Predicament" -
Mr. Thomas wrote the association
Wednesday: "I am in a real predi-
cament regarding Oct. 22. I sure
hope you can help me solve it in
some way or other. The French have
been gracious enough to put me up
for the Legion of Honor. The French
Foreign Legion is holding its first
meeting in America on Oct. 22, with
the ambassadors of France and many
other countries present. They want
to present this honor to me at this
time. Of course I would like very
much indeed to accept."
After his lecture here on Oct. 29,
it will be necessary for him to hurry
from Hill Auditorium and fly by
plane to Hartford, Conn., where he
will speak the following afternoon.
Author, lecturer, and historian,
Mr. Thomas has been an internation-
al figure for years, serving many na-
tions in various capacities. He head-
ed a civilian mission sent to Europe
in 1914-16 to prepare a historical
record of the World War.
He was attached in turn to the
American British, and A r a b i a n
armies. He was historian of the Pal-
estine campaign and Arabian revo-
lution; and an observer with the
Hedjaz forces; he made a historical
and pictorial record of the German
revolution and reported to the Peace
Made Debut in 1919
His debut as a lecturer was made
at the Century Theatre, New York, in
1919. Since then he has been lectur-
ing, traveling, and writing almost
continuously. His books i n c 1 u d e
"Count Luckner, the Sea Devil,"
"With Lawrence in Arabia," and
"Beyond the Khyber Pass."
Mr. Thomas probably will be here
in time for the Princeton game, ac-
cording to the Oratorical Association.
He has been an instructor at Prince-
ton, where he received his M. A.
degree; and, by his own statement, is
"very fond of a good football game."
$5,202,500 Collected In
Privilege Taxes to Date
LANSING, Sept. 30. - The 1932
corporation privilege tax thus far
collected amounts to $5,202,501, ac-
cording to an announcement made
today by the office of the Secretary
of State. This represents the tax
paid by 13,057 corporations, the an-
nouncement says.
At this time last year, 14,482 cor-
porations had paid a privilege tax
amounting to $6,495,836. Analysis of
the comparative statements shows
that for the number of corporations
reporting, the average amount of in-
dividual tax remains about equal, but
that 1,425 corporations less have
made reports this year.
Many c o r p o r a t io n s have been
granted extensions, permissible under
the law, according to Frank D. Fitz-
gerald, secretary of state.
All Daily Tryouts
Asked To Meet Now
Second semester freshmen and
any sophomores interested in try-

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sports and business staffs of The
Daily are asked to report at the
Student Publications Building,
Maynard street.
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