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Huey Long Defends His Policies


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EDITOR'S NOTE: The following telegram is the
reply of Sen. Huey P. Long to a message sent hin
Saturday on behalf of the newly-organized Big Ten
Editorial Association by six of the ten members, not
including The Daily.
I note the copy of the telegram in the public
press which the news reports say you have directed
to me, charges collect. In that published telegram
you are quoted as saying that I have censored an
undergraduate publication and demagogically and
politically meddled in purely educational affairs
and that you protest the same. Before the days of
Huey Long, the Louisiana State University would
never have been heard of, much less to excite
notice by such high and worthy surveillance as
you give it. Prior to my advent in Louisiana affairs
in 1928, it was a Class C rated institution and had
about 1,500 studejts, some of whom took their
academic class work in our fine new cattle barns.
Since no one else would use more able talent to
develop the institution, which they could have
done without criticism from me, six years after we
took to the work it attracts the notice of the
nation. It has expanded in departments that chal-
lenge the world and to say that all of its depart-
ments have an A-plus rating and that its student
body is more than 5,000 leaves untold the part
which does us the greater credit.
I stepped aside to battle the politicians and
powers of this state to make Tulane, our State
University's rival, into a first class medical school
by. giving it facilities it had sought for years with-
out success, for which I hold written proof and
acknowledgement from that school. We started the
work through Louisiana State University and the
state public hospital now associated with it that
has come nearer than all others to solving the
problem in treating cancer, where thousands who
otherwise would have died have been saved, and
while we were doubling the capacity of that great
hospital so as to better care for the afflicted and to
also help university training for Tulane and Louisi-
ana State University, we also reduced the death
rate by one-third. I was the founder and builder I
of the Louisiana State School of Medicine and
Louisiana Medical Center. We erected it in one
year, completing it in 1932. It already has the
highest possible standing and rating to be afforded
by the American Medical Association and ther
Association of Universities for Medical Education.
I further raised the money, wrote the law and gave
free school books to all children in the state of
Louisiana. I provided for transportation of every

child in the rural sections to a high school, all of
which immediately increased school enrollments
by 20 per cent. We opened night schools for adults
who were never sent to school when they were
young, and practically eradicated illiteracy in
Louisiana. During the depression. when the college
enrollments showed a marked decrease, the in-
crease in Louisiana State University was near to
100 per cent.
Now, I have never censored or undertaken to
censor anything published at L. S. U. In my early
days as the head of the University, the faculty
expelled my protege at the school for attacking au-
thorities of the University less important than my-
self in its affairs in a publication issued by my
protege and 26 other students. He saved from
expulsionl the 26 other students by taking the blow
for them and declining to submit their names.
I gave him his means of livelihood for years.
When, in order to accomplish such work as we
have done, the powers and entrenched forces
theretofore ruling Louisiana had to be uprooted,
the falsehoods to the people outside Louisiana be-
came their only weapon for use. It cannot work
here any longer. Only in uninformed minds is there
room for such calumny. The students of the uni-
versity resent it more than any other circle.
Advantages for education at L.S.U. are prac-
tically without cost to a Louisiana boy even
through medical school. There are many hundreds
we manage to help through college and we are
trying to help more of them all the time.
Surely those people helped by what has been
done here deserve no such attack from sources
that ought to encourage the work of their further
opportunity and advantage.
I never had the opportunity for college educa-
tion which you have and which I have made
available to thousands of others. Because I raised
the money to turn over to the university authorities
it has been charged as acts of political fraud
and persons of your standing have been loaned
to their devices. I have stood countless court pro-
ceedings to carry forward such work.
I believe every one of you would be ashamed
of your action in lending your arm to such an
effort if you understood the truth.
Had I enjoyed the advantages at your disposal
I might have made our work better understood
and myself less bantered for the building of the
state's institutions.
Wishing you well in all matters.
-Huey P. Long, U.S. Senator.
Baton Rouge, La.

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When Sunday
Really Counts . .

T dbubt pretty hard up financially
these days, but we doubt if revenue from the five
cents-a-day fines it imposes makes a very big dif-
ference in the annual budget.
We always thought library fines were assessed
to interest people in bringing back borrowed books
after they had been out for the duly-allotted length
of time. The important thing is that books which
are in demand should not be monopolized by one
student at the expense of others who need or want
A student, however, had drawn out several two-
week books, which were due to be returned on a
Saturday. He neglected to bring them in by the
deadline that night, and the morrow being Sun-
day, he recalled th4t the library was not open be-
cause of lack of finances (his and other students'
fines notwithstanding). Consequently, he took the
books back on Monday morning, expecting to pay
one day's fine on each of them. Instead he was
charged for two days, for the day on which the
library was open and that on which it was closed
Apparently this is accepted practice, for the stu-
dent in question, raising a mild furor upon discov-
ering his predicament, was referred to the Regents
as the final authority on five-cent library fines,
and that pretty well settled our individual student,
who decided it wasn't worth going to any higher
court for his 15 or 20 cent dapages.
Unless there is some particular virtue in having
the books resting upon their proper shelves of a
Sunday, we don't see how that day can be counted
as a library day as long as the library is not open.
A book that can't be taken out Saturday can't be
taken out Sunday either.
The whole thing seems pretty silly unless you've
been mulcted of some of your hard-earned money,
but don't look at us. Address all comments to the
Give A Thought
To The Kiddies ...
ESPONSE WAS GOOD yesterday to
n the Galens Medical Society's
Christmas drive for funds. Today is the second
and last day of the annual drive that means so
much to a bunch of unfortunate kiddies.
The fund collected is used to support the Galens

to expand the shop's equipment to include work
in elementary electricity and metal-working. No
expansion will be possible, however, without the
support of everyone of us.
There are still some coats on campus' that are
not flying the green Galens tag.
Let's make it a unanimous support by tonight.
Tea Parties . .
members of the physics faculty
meet and drink tea together.
A rather insipid thing for "hard-boiled" physics
professors to do, you say? Well, perhaps, but it
has much to recommend it to other men of schol-
arly inclination.
In the sciences, as perhaps in no other field, lies
the danger of getting left hopelessly behind as
new developments transpire every hour of the day
in all corners of the earth. And unless scientjists
get together and discuss trends in their particular
field, as the physicists do here, their ideas and their
methods will soon become obsolete.
Not only do these physics department Wednes-
day afternoon tea parties furnish a weekly collo-
quium, but they offer the faculty members a
cb'nce to keep in touch with each other as human
It is through this personal "give and take" in the
exchange of ideas, that scientific advance can often
be made much more readily and to a different ex-
tent than by means of written exchange. Important
as has been the printing press 'in speeding the
understanding and adoption of scientific ideas, it is
a mistake to think that it could ever completely
supplant the verbal "talking over" process.
The physics group is not the only one which
meets to drink tea or exchange ideas in similar
ways, but it is safe to say that there could be
more of them than there are.
As Others See It
Not For Children
A DOWNTOWN newspaper columnist pauses to
remark that students should attend to their
"reading~ writing, and arithmetic, and let others
adjust the affairs of the worid."
The way out of our economic difficulties is "not
likely to be found by college boys and girls," he
"Who is to find the way out?" it might be perti-
nent to ask.
Will it be American industry? Little guiding
genius has been displayed by this group in the
past. It showed no grasp of economic trends and
was helpless to prevent a complete economic slump,
yet its spokesmen disdain the help of "college boys
and girls" and warn them to keep to their books.
This belittlement of the student has become
familiar among writers who would defend the
stage-coach economic faith. "Depressions can only
be overcome by the work of experienced men of

A professor at the University of Nebraska offered
a double-deck sandwich as a reward to a student
who could name three ambassadors of the United
States in his political science class. The class
pondered hungrily, but no one could take up the
offer. The professor announced that only once
in his past experience was the reward won.
Here's a poem coming from S. M. E.:
Almost upsetting international peace,
By hunting Insull in Turkey and Greece,
Our courts announce to a doubting nation
Another monopolist's insulation.
A student at the University of Illinois spent half
the night preparing a "pony" for a quiz. When he
arrived in class, he found that he had lost it on
the way. Desperately he tackled his questions.
When the papers were returned, he found that the
excessive work he had done on the "pony" fixed
the material in his mind so thoroughly that he
had made a high mark in the test. Has it come
to the place where sin pays.
An eminent professor at the University of
Washington was slowly being disturbed by
the fact that co-eds in his class had the habit
of continually powdering and rouging during
his lectures. So, one day he got into a huddle
with a male student in the front row. Next
day this man came to class, sat down, pulled
out a razor and shaving mug and slowly pro-
ceeded to lather up before the constricted
The trustees of the University of North Dakota
allow the student publications to run advertise-
ments for pipe tobacco and cigars, but not for a
cigarette company.
Christopher Morley is of the opinion that
the so-called extra-curricular activities, should
be done away with. In fact he gave a smoth-
ered yelp of delight at a luncheon at the
University of Minnesota the other day when
a professor described the difference between a
university and an insane asylum.
"You have to show improvement to get out
of an asylum," said the professor.
More news on how to choose a husband comes
from the University of Oklahoma. A professor at
that institution presented a questionnaire to the
co-eds on what she deems the modern and ideal
Few co-eds wanted to marry rich men's wealth
and social position. Most of them preferred to be
a helpmate to their husbands, working with them,
helping them long the way to success.
They made it evident that they didn't mind if
their mates were to possess any of the minor
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