100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

May 22, 1936 - Image 4

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Michigan Daily, 1936-05-22

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

THE MICHIGAN DAILY FRIDAY, MAY22,1936

I

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

I

Publisned every morning except Monday during the
University year and Summer Session by the Board in
Control of Student Publications.
MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use
for republicatinn of all news dispatches credited toit or
not otherwise credited In this newspaper. All rights of
republication of all other matter herein also reserved.
Entered at the Post Office at Ann Arbor. Michigan as
second class mail matter.
Subscription s during regular school year by carrier, $4.00;
by mail, $4.50.
Represcntat.ives: National Advertising Service, Inc., 420
Madison Ave., New York City; 400 N. Michigan Ave.,
Chicago, Ill.
OAlI) OF EDITORS
MANA G ING EODTOR .............ELSIE A. PIERCE
ASOCIATE EDITOR............FRED WARNER NEAL
'ASSOCIATE EDITOR..... .....MARSHALL D. SHULMAN
Ceorge Andros Jewel Wuerfel Richard Hershey
Ralph W. Hurd Robert Cummins Clinton B. Conger
Departmental Boards
Publicat~ion Dpartment: Elsie A. Pierce, Chairman; Don
Smith, 'iuure Tenander, Robert Weeks.
Reportorial Department: Fred Warner Neal, Chairman;
Ralph Hurd, William E. S$hackleton, William Spaller.
Editorial Department: ,Marshall D. Shulman, Chairman;
Robert Cummins, Arnold S. Daniels, Joseph S. Mattes,
Mary Sage Montague.
Wire Editors: Clinton B. Conger, Richard G. Hershey, as-
sociates. L S. Silverman.
Sports Department: George J. Andros, Chairman; Fred
DeLano and Fred Buesser, associates, Rayman Goodman,
Carl Geritacker, Clayton Hepler.
Women's Department: Jewel Wuerfel, Chairman; Eliza-
beth M. Anderson, Elizabeth Bingham, Helen Douglas,
Margaret Hamilton, Barbara J. Lovell. Katherine Moore,
Ruth Sauer, Betty Strickroot, Theresa Swab.
BUSINESS DEPARTMENT
BUSINESS MANAGER.................JOHN R. PARK1
ASSOCIATE BUS. MGR..............WILLIAM BARNDT
WOMEN'S BUS. MGR..................JEAN KEINATH
Departmental Managers
John McLean, Contract Manager; Ernest Jones, Publication
Manager; Richard Croushore, National Advertising and
Circulation Manager; Don J. Wlsher Local Advertising
Manager; Norman Steinberg, Service Manager; Jack
Staple, Accounts Manager.

strangely bountiful supply of cash down for imme-
diate delivery.
Throughout the scenic and thrifty Balkans yoi.
would happen upon many strangely lettered ap
peals to the populace. These documents perhaps
carry in one corner a depiction of a shackled bu
struggling individual awaiting the sword of free
dom as wielded by a Bulgar or Macedonian or Ser
as the case may be.
Passing on through Soviet Russia, where high
flown ideals and hard necessity have mirngled to th(
despair of true capitalists and communists alike
you discover that the railroad cars moving east-
ward seem largely filled with uniformed men
Moreover, as you stand upon some station plat
form while a freight goes by, you are interested by
the spectacle of airplane fuselages and field ar-
tillery upon car after car.
These awful Europeans. It's much better to
travel in America - that is, if you don't mind
meeting motorized army caravans on test run,
throughout the West.
aj C4hair
III Polish Stwlics
THE BOARD OF REGENTS may re-
establish the chair of Polish lan-
guages and literature in the literary college next
fall if students express a desire for it.
The study of Polish culture at the University is
completely appropriate. The percentage of persons
of Polish ancestry is higher in Michigan, and par-
ticularly in Detroit, than in any' other region of
the United States. Particularly valuable at the
University of Michigan, then, would be studies
which would do much to preserve their culture, and
to stimulate additions to it.
Naturally those courses would sot be of interest
only to students of Polish descent, but it is to these
and through these students that the study will
be of the greatest benefit. We suggest that stu-
dents interested tell the Regents about it.
TIE-IFFRUM]

u
s
t
b
e
,
-
,
i

The Conning Towerl

Ballade of Idiots' Reactions
Last night I saw a play that's swell,
Full of sting and surprises, so,
After the first act curtain fell,
Out of the crowd I dashed aglow;
Everyone darted to and fro,
Milling around in a whirligig,
m Voices clamoring, loud and low,
"How do you like Fontanne's blond wig?
Second act curtain; strange to tell,
Folks are demanding, "Are you pro-
Wig or against?" "She wears it well,"
"Darling, the color's drab as dough."
"Yes, but it suits her." "What a blow!
I never saw such a ghastly rig!"
"She can make any get-up go,"
"How do you like Fontanne's blond wig?"
Comes the finish, transcendent hell,
Such as seldom the gods bestow,
Audience braced beneath the spell,
Hearts trip-hammer, and tear ducts flow;
While we are rising, stunned and slow,
Some blithe spirits begin to jig,
And in the hush they sweetly crow,
"How do you like Fontanne's blond wig?"
L'ENVOI
Prince, you have got to see this show
For, on my oath, it's something big;
Go and enjoy it-- then let me know:
How do you like Fontanne's blond wig?
G.O.R.A.

I

NIGHT EDITOR: I. S. SILVERMAN
Th Ctse
Of Kermit Eby ..,
1W E HAVE NOT responded to the case
of Kermit Eby, the Ann Arbor high
school instructor whose contractwas not renewed,
with all the heat which the cry for civil liberties
usually arouses, because we have confidence in
the integrity of the school board. The members
of the board were chosen because of their judgment
and intelligence, and we have no doubt but that
they will not dismiss an instructor on the basis of
four complaints without a more thorough investi-
gation.
It is too bad-that the board must feel itself sub-..
ject to "pressure" from families whose information
about the work in school is derived second hand,
and at that from souces not 'eliable. It is a con-
stant bug-a-boo hanging over the heads of teachers
that some of their pupils miseonstruing, innocently
or deliberately, their words on a controversial issue,
may jeopardize their positions. As a result, only
those with unusual courage are willing to run the
disk of discussing vital social issues. Mr. Eby was
one of these men of courage; we have the word
of many of his former students now in the Univer-
sity that this quality of courage and honesty made
him the outstanding teacher on the faculty of the
Ann Arbor High School, and made him responsible
for the awakening of many a youth to the obliga-
tions before him as a citizen.1
Because we have taken the trouble to talk with
many of Mr. Eby's pupils, we are certain that there
is not a grain of truth in the charge that he was
propagandizing in his classes. The fact that a
group of his students are sending a protest letter
to the board, that the principal of the high school
has two of his own children in the classes of Mr.
Eby and stands firmly behind him, ought to be suf-
ficient evidence of Mr. Eby's integrity. Because
he was undertaking the teaching of a course in
controversial subjects, Mr. Eby was' particularly
careful to have short-hand notes taken of his lec-
tures. We have no doubt but that when the board
heads through these notes, as they will do to in-
vestigate the validity of the charges, they will ap-
preciate the fact that Mr. Eby has gone to extreme
lengths to present fairly and without bias all
sides of contemporary problems. His concern, he
says, was to "make his students think," not to de-
termine what they thought, and judging by the
response from his pupils, we should say that he
has succeeded.
Outside of the classrooms, Mr. Eby was exer-
cising his right as a citizen in belonging to the
American Civil Liberties Unon. We do not be-
lieve that a teacher, like a prisoner, loses his rights
to citizenship.
We have, as we say, confidence that the board
will take this into consideration at it meeting
Ilext Wednesday night.
E tiropcai
tIO~I
y ACATIONING in "la belle France"
this summer may bring you closer
to the originals from which so much of our pseudo-
Gothic architecture and multifarious lithographs
are derived, but it will almost certainly not allow
you to inspect another characteristically French
work which extends in an unbroken line of steel
and concrete from Switzerland to the Channel.
On a trip to Italy you doubtless will be welcomed
with at least the semblance of Italian geniality in
many inns and resorts, but meanwhile the troop-

Letters published in this column should not be
construed as expressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily. Anonymous contributions will be disregarded.
The names of communicants will, however, be regarded
as confidential upon request. Contributors are asked
to be brief, the editors reserving the right to condense
all letters of over 300 words and to accept or reject
letters upon the criteria of general editorial imoortance
and interest to the campus.
Coiments
To the Editor:
I want to congatulate you on today's number
of The Daily, which is fine.
1. "As Attica's Youth Listened. .."-Gov. Lan-
don's talk is "oratory." The man balanced his
budget by reducing teachers' salaries. Also he is
highly recommended by W. R. Hearst.
2. "Promotion by Yardstick"-Writing, writing,
writing is just as much a fetish as, e.g., the Ph.D.
and a lot of other stuff.
3. "Government and the Schoolboy" - Without
academic freedom there is no education that is
sound or liberal.e-M. Levi.
As O-hers See It
Helen Wills Moody And Art
(From The Cornell Daily Sun)
By virtue of her current art exhibit in New
York, Mrs. Helen Wills Moody is now elevat
ed to that dignified artistic title: Madame. In
tennis, the world champion is referred to as Ml's.'
Moody or Miss Wills. Now that she has become
a full-fledged mature artiste, or so says William
Lyon Phelps, the inquiring professor who is des-
perately striving to emulate Dr. Johnson, Mrs.
Moody needs a new title. And so the reporters
call her Madame.
The gentlemen of the press call Mrs. Moody a
lot of other things, too. Once it was "Poker Face";
now it is "Post-Impressionist." Unfortunately,
they will not give Mrs. Moody a fair chance when
it comes to judging her paintings. Call her what
they will, it is her tennis that most interests them.
America's tennis queen may insist on expressing
her debt to Van Gogh, but the reporters will have
none of it. They admire her paintings and term
one still life a "subtly-arranged composition of
rubber shoes and two tennis balls." That com-
position is indeed so subtle that the reporters failed
to notice there were three tennis balls in the pic-
ture.
If Mrs. Moody had exhibited her paintings under
an assumed name, she might have been acclaimed
as one of the modern masters. Modern art is in
such a controversial state today that practically
any artist whose work is difficult to see clearly, let
alone understand, emerges from a critical melee as
a genius. It is usually a case of the more inexplic-
able the painting, the greater the painter. Today, I
the incomprehensible is Art - with a Hearstian
capital A.
Peace Creeps On
(From the Temple University News)
"yOUR house is incomplete without a protective
shelter against gas and bombardment," asserts
an advertisement in L'Echoe, Honfleur, France.
"L. Charpentier, building contractor, construe-
tion engineer and architect for tombstones and
mausoleums, is at your service for making plans
for a shelter adapted to your needs, in harmony
with your estate and in accordance with the rules
of the Ministry of the Interior. Best construction
guaranteed," the advertisement states.
A cheap method of manufacturing a super-
fvn , _-,- . - - - -

That book of Christopher Ward's verses, to be
tpublished next Thursday, is .not, as we said last
Thursday, "Sir Galahad and Other Rhymes," but
"Sir Galahad and Other Rimes." Two bucks.
The American's headline on Saturday was
"Michigan Students Drop Roosevelt," but the date-
line was "Ann Harbor, Mich." How about a secret
telegram to editors telling them to drop the h?
Professor Felix Frankfurter regards Herbert
Hoover's as the most useful, careful, conscien-
tious, and forthright of the administrations.
Which reminds us of what Theodore Roosevelt
said to Simeon Strunsky. "The most intelligent
of my opponents," he said. "So intelligent that
I don't see how you can be an opponent."
All employees of the Westinghouse E. and M.
Co. are to share in its profits or losses, as the
case may be. This is Communism, Socialism,
decency, or anti-labor, according to which editorial
you read.
Historians' Peekly -Weekly
Super-Trans-Radio Bulletins from our East Suc-
cotash Station, W2XY2
YOO-HOO! FLA-ASH! Among the prominent
stowaways aboard the airship Hindenburg
when she passed over East Succotash last week
was a local celebrity, Felix H. Wick. Mr. Wick
was dropped somewhere near the French coast,
and is now believed to be swimming the English
Channel, unofficially.
YOO-HOO! FLA-ASH! The anti-noise campaign
is coming along nicely. The woodpeckers have
promised to do their pecking between 2 and
4 p.m., and all hoot owls have been warned
to remain silent after sunset- or else! This
afternoon it was so quiet over at the locomotive
works that you could hear a boiler explode.
YOO-HOO! FLA-ASH! At last night's meeting
of the Board of Selectmen, it was voted to'
spend $4.69 for a new sign welcoming motorists
to East Succotash. When it came to deciding
what words would be painted on the sign,
Selectman Stopple, who lives over on the East
Busfunes Road, said he'd like to see it read
"No Visitors Today, Please."
YOO-HOO! FLA-ASH! Mrs. Luriene G. Freckle
entertained the members of the East Succotash
Poetry, Nature & Orange Pekoe Tea Club at
her home, "The Freckles," this afternoon. The
Club discussed the subject "Did Shakespeare
Take Cream or Lemon in his Tea?" and among
those present was Miss Cora Ween Snelling who
once had a poem printed in the West Succo-
tash Weekly Incinerator.t
YOO-HOO! FLA-ASH! Preparations for a
World's Fair in East Succotash during the sum-
mer of 1947 are going forward with a bang. As1
soon as the committee can get in touch with
a fan dancer, the Fair is as good as begun.
YOO-HOO! FLA-ASH! WPA workers who arer
tearing down the local library to make room for
a new adjective unearthed two valuable pieces
of ivory early this morning. They were shaped
something like ice cubes, but were somewhat
smaller in size. Close examination showedt
them to be a pair of dice in perfect workingc
order. Very little razing was done duringe
the rest of the day, though several of the1
boys reported considerable destruction along
budgetary lines.t
YOO-HOO! FLA-ASH! Driving her coach and
four from Leftingham to Rightburyport over the
Old Briar-patch Turnpike, Mrs. Maribel Cuticlec
Obstacle stopped here to change horses at 3:22t
this afternoon. One of the horses was quoted as1
saying that it's a long road that has no billboard,f
giddyap, giddyap, whoa!
YE OULDE AL GRAHAM.
It seems that George Howard, 32, of 675 Court-I
landt Avenue, the Bronx, has been held in bail fort
the alleged theft of three books from the Wood-
stock branch of the Public Library. He had, the 1
story said, "a penchant for books on poetry and
mechanics." We don't care what book on me-'
chanics he may have taken, but we want to know
about the poetry. What with various medals,t
prizes, and awards, it is almost time for a prize toa
the author of the Most Frequently Stolen Book f

A Washington
BYSTANDER
By KIRKE SIMPSON
WASHINGTON, May 21.-- Why
should Senator Pope, Borah's
Democratic colleague from Idaho, in-
troduce to Congress just now his pro-
posal to create a Federal crop in-
surance corporation as a supplement
to the soil conservation substitue fo
AAA? Certainly there can be no ex-
pectation of action at this session, o
.even hearings, on such an ambitiou
project, with strenuous efforts being
made to clear the decks for adjourn-
ment. Why not wait until next ses-
sion?
A comment by Senator Capper of
Kansas on the Pope bill might be en-
lightening. He understood that Gov-
ernor Landon of his state had been
giving "thought" to some form of crop
insurance legislation. He did not say
that Landon and his advisers were
working up a plank of that sort for
submission at the Cleveland conven-
tion where they seem so very confi-
dent Landon will be nominated for
the presidency.
However, since Landon's ftarm plank
suggestions are apt to play a highly
important part in his convention des-
tiny, the governor must have much
moore definitely in mind right now
what he wants to see in the Republi-
can platform than any of his public
utterances would reveal.
TIP ON LANDON PLANK
SENATOR POPE, incidentally, has
sometimes been almost the voice
of Secretary Wallace in Senate Demo-
cratic cloak and committee-room
councils. Since Bankhead of Ala-
bama became ill, the Idahoan has
batted for him a number of times in
that respect. Which is just a side-
light on Wallace's refusal to comment
on the Pope federal crop insurance
bill.
What it all suggests is that admin-
istration folk have had some sort of
tip about the Landon farm plank, in-
dicating that a crop insurance idea
was included. It is not a new idea;
but has never got 41y place in the
decade it has been Bftting about in
farm bill discussions, presumably be-
cause of the government-in-business
angle.
IT'S THE TIMING
MOST farm group leaders agree
that sooner or later crop insur-
ance of some sort to protect growers
against natural crop failures will be
embodied in national farm policy.
Since the Democrats will gather in
convention after the Republicans, it
might easily be that the inspiration of
the Pope bill was to get in first with
a possible administration gesture in
that direction upon which a crop in-
surance platform declaration could
be founded without appearing to ape
what the Republican declaration
might be on the point. The timing
was the important thing about the
bill at this stage.
Predictions of bitter inter-party
controversy over farm planks of the
'two platforms have been circulating.
Yet here are indications that both
platforms are to include soil conserva-
tion and crop insurance.

FRIDAY, MAY 22. 1936
VOL. XLVI No. 165
Notices
Notice to Seniors and Graduate
Students: Only two more days re-
nmain after today for the payment of
diploma fees and certificate fees.
There can be absolutely no exten-
sion beyond 4 p.m. on Monday, May
25.
The Cashier's Office is closed on
Saturday afternoon.
Shirley W. Smith,
To All Members of the Faculty and
Administrative Staff: If it seems cer-
tain that any telephones will not be
used during the summer months,
please notify Mr. Shear in the Busi-
ness Office. A saving can be effected
if instruments are disconnected for a
period of a minimum of three months.
Herbert G. Watkins.
Seniors: College of Literature, Sci-
ence and the Arts: Senior class dues
may be paid today in Angell Hall
lobby from 9 to 12.
Graduates of the Class of '36: The
t University of Michigan sends several
bulletins each year which are of un-
usual interest to all the Alumni. In
order that you may receive these
bulletins, please be sure and send
your future address changes as they
occur to Alumni Catalog Office, Mem-
orial Hall, University of Michigan.
Lunette Hadley, Director.
Reception to Foreign Students of
the Literary College: Cars in charge of
a committee will be at the side door
of the Michigan Union at a quarter of
four Sunday afternoon to take foreign
students in the College of Literature,
Science and the Arts to the Reception
given by Dean and Mrs. Kraus at
their home, 1117 Arlington Blvd. It
is very important that all who expect
to attend notify the Counselor to For-
eign Students, Room 9, University
Hall, at once.
J. Raleigh Nelson, Counselor
to Foreign Students.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information:
A representative of BCD Office Equip-
ment, Inc., Detroit, will be at the of-
fice of the Bureau Monday afternoon,
May 25, to interview seniors for em-
ployment. Men applying must be
residents of Detroit. All who are in-
terested, arrange appointments at 201
MasonHall, office hours, 9 to 12 and
2 to 4 p.m.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received announcement of United
States Civil Service Examinations for
Associate, Assistant, and Junior To-
bacco Inspector, Bureau of Agricul-
tural Economics, Department of Agri-
culture, salary, $2,000 to $3,200; Sen-
ior and Procurement Inspector, As-
sistant and Junior Procurement In-
spector, Aircraft, (Optional Branches-
Aircraft, Aircraft Engines, Aircraft
Instruments, Parachutes, Tools and
Gages, Radio and Aircraft Miscel-
laneous Material) Material Division,
Air Corps, War Department, salary,
$1,620 to $2,600; Senior Paper Tech-
nologist, Forest Service, salary, $4,-
600; and Associate Gas Engineer, Bu-
reau of Mines, salary, $3,200. For
further information concerning these
examinations, call at 201 Mason Hall
office hours, 9 to 12 and 2 to 4 p.m.
Choral Union Members: The music
deposit of $2.50 will be refunded to all
members who return all of their music
books in good condition to the School
of Music, between 10 and 12, or 1 and
4 p.m., not later than Friday, May 22.
After that date, refunds will not be
made.
Charles A. Sink, President.
Academic Notices
Comprehensive Examination in Ed-
ucation: This examination will be
given on Saturday morning, May 23,

9 a.m. (instead of 8 a.m. as previously
announced); and at 2 p.m.
Candidates for the Master's Degree
in History: The language examination
for candidates for the Master's Degree
in History will be given at 4 p.m.,
Friday, May 22, in Room B, Haven.
General Linguistics 160 (Herm-
eneutics) Professor Meader's recita-
tion section is postponed this week to
Friday at 2 p.m.
Psychology 108: Those who missed
Professor Meader's written quiz in
chapters 1 and 3 present themselves
for make up at 3 p.m. on Friday in
Room 2019 A.H.
Conflicts in Final Examinations,
College of Engineering: Your atten-
tion is called to the rule which re-
quires that all conflicts be reported
to me not later than June 2nd. In-
structions for reporting conflicts are
posted on the Bulletin Board adja-
cent to my office, 3223 East Engineer-
ing Bldg. J. C. Brier.
Lecture
Prof. K. Kuratowski of the Uni-
versity of Warsaw will speak on "Ap-j
rU'atirn",a f fthe' method of c,'tp~orv

officers starts at 4 p.m. The pro-
gram, open to the public at 4:20, will
be a colloquium on the Southern
Agrarian Movement with Mr. Hart
and Mr. Aaron leading the discussion.
Coming Events
Graduate Outing Club: The second
annual picnic will be held on Sun-
day, May 24 at Camp Takoma. All
graduate students wishing to attend
should meet at Lane Hall at 10:30
Sunday morning. Transportation and
lunch will be provided. The cost will
be approximately 50 cents to 75 cents.
cents.
The Outdoor Club is having a
canoeing party next Sunday evening,
May 24, from 6 until 9 p.m. The group
will leave Lane Hall at 5:30 p.m. An
outdoor supper is to be prepared up
the river. The cost will be about 75
cents. Every student is welcome.
Mimes: Retake on photo Monday,
5 p.m. at Deys Studio. All members
please attend.
Stalker Hall: Steak roast at the
Island. The group will leave Stalker
Hall at 5 p.m. Saturday. The cost
will be 25 cents per person. All Meth-
odist students and their friends are
cordially invited.
Presbyterian Students: There will
be a breakfast at the Island Sunday
at 8 a.m. Meet at Kunkels or go
directly there. Reservations must be
made before Saturday noon. Call
6005 or 5977.
University horse Show: The Horse
Show will be held at the Fair Grounds
on Saturday, May 23 at 2:30 p.m. Any
student wishing to enter any event is
asked to get in touch with Eleanor
French, 2-2591.
Offlicers Are Named
By Sigma Rho Tau
New officers elected for the forth-
coming year were announced yester-
day by Sigma Rho Tau, honorary en-
gineerming speech society.
Elected to the position of pesident
of the society was F. William Don-
ovan, '37E, Robert T. Cousins, '37E,
was named vice-president; Ralph O.
Laidlaw, '38E, treasurer; William A.
St. Jean, Spec.E, corresponding sec-
retary; Joseph Jenkins, '37E, record-
ing secretary; and John M. McKenzie,
'38E. home secretary. Cedric E.
Marsh, '36E,. was elected the society's
representative on the engineering
council.
In the other feature of the society's
meeting Tuesday night, an engineer-
ing affirmative debate team composed
of Joseph Trueblood, Charles Schwa-
der and Louis Cascadden defeated a
team from Michigan State Normal
College, Ypsilanti, on the, question,
"Resolved: That Congress Be Em-
powered to Override by a Two-Thirds
Vote a Decision of the Supreme Court
Declaring Acts' Unconstitutional."
i Messiahs
Are Fading
(From the St. Louis Post Dispatch)
America's self-appointed messiahs
are not doing so well. In Oregon,
supposedly a Gibraltar of the Town-
sendites, Senator McNary swamped
two ardent followers of the Long
Beach doctor in the senatorial pri-
mary. At Washingtonbthe inflation-
ary Frazier-Lemke bill, for which
Father Coughlin had been whooping
it up, was badly defeated. An analysis
of the vote indicates that the radio
priest influenced about 20 of the 142
votes for the bill, the remainder being
cast by Representatives with rural
constituencies who probably would

have favored the bill without any
uging.
From all indications, Dr. Townsend
and his fantastic pension plan are
through. Dissension among the
Townsend plan leaders was followed
by a congressional probe which re-
vealed the huge profits being reaped
by insiders. from the nickels and dimes
contributed by the aged. This revela-
tion proved far more effective, ap-
parently, in disillusioning Townsend
followers than the many able opinions
of economists that the plan was un-
workable. In any event, the Townsend
movement has faded to a whisper.
Perhaps it is too early to count out
Father Coughlin, for he still has a
very large following of persons who
are impressed with his ideas on the
money problem. These ideas are
gaining no headway in Congress, how-
ever, which, prior to the adverse vote
on the Frazier-Lemke bill, ditched
the Patman plan for paying the
bonus, which Father Coughlin advo-
cated.
As for the third great messianic
movement which has arisen since the
depression, Share-the-Wealth, it died
with its founder, Huey Long.
It is well that thegcountry'sdcom-
mon sense is asserting itself and that
trick solutions for the depression are

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Publication in the B;ulletIn 1,-constructIve nol~c(, to All mrmbers of the
fidverstty. Copy received at the office of the Assistant to the President
mut1 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Ten Years Ago
From The Daily Files
Of May 22, 1926
M ICHIGAN won its sixth consecu-
tive victory, yesterday, by de-
feating the Ohio State baseball team,
5-4, at Ferry Field.
Michigan and Illinois will tangle
this afternoon in what should prove
to be one of the hardest fought track
and field meets ever seen on Ferry
Field.
Featuring Mischa Levitzki, pianist,
in the afternoon, and the opera "Lo-
hengrin" in the evening, Saturday's
concerts will bring to a close the
annual May Festival.
An order by President Coolidge au-
thorizing the appointment of state,
county and municipal policeas Fed-
eral prohibition officers was made
public today at the treasury. It
aroused immediate and bitter .opposi-
tion in the Senate.
British opinion in Geneva, yester-
day, was of the opinion that it would
be exceedingly difficult for Great
Britain to participate in a naval con-
ference with Japan and the United
States unless France and Italy also
took part.
Walter Runciman, in the British
House of Commons, estimated the
total direct loss to trade of the general
strike at $130,000,000 and the indirect
loss to the country's industries at
$150,000,000.
City Police have started an "in-
tensive and expensive" campaign
against student cars improperly light-
ed. Twenty-five violators appeared'

Back to Top

© 2021 Regents of the University of Michigan