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Englishman Gives British View
Of American Prohibition Laws
(The writer, as an English citizen, h as observed with interest the reac-
tion of the English people to the pr ohibition movement in the United


y hold Duisburg Mayor
Aids. Wrecking of Troop


Duisburg, June '30-(By A.P.)-
The Burgomaster of Duisburg, 12
other city officials and four prom-
inent citizens were arrested this
a fternoon by the Belgian military
authorities in connection with the
explos'ion of a bomb on a Belgian
troop train crossing the line here.
this morning.
Nine Die in Wreck
Duisberg, June 30-(By A.P.)-Nine
elgian soldiers were killed outright
y the explosion, one died later of
s wound and 43 persons, 9 of them
ermans; were injured .
The latter who were on their way"
work were in a car adAbining that
cupied by the troops and were hit
v the splinters of wood and nietal.
rmy surgeons tonight said three of
e wounded would probably die.
Inflict Penalties
The first penalty imposed upon
uisburg by the Belgians after, the
:plosion included the closing for an
definite period of all Cafes, restau-
.its, theatres and motion picture
ouses and public gathering places,
reet cars, automobiles, and motor
cles are forbidden. The use of the
reet, pedestrians and doctors ex-
pted, from 10 p. M. until 5 a. mn.
addition no German in this district
ill be given traveling permits. '
The steel .bridge on which the ex-=
osion occurred was badly damaged.
ne line of track is out of commis-
on and the other was repaired this

The veterans of the World war will
not go on record for or against any
political issue in the next election.
This was the decision voted at their
annualsconve tion Friday.t h
It seems that the veterans have
missed the point of political support.
en masse, completely. Why do or-
ganizations throughout the country
continue to refuse open support or op-
position to political problems? Thel
word "politics" has become as' un-
popular with the majorities as the pro-
verbial snake in the grass. This mis-
take is the result of muddled thinking
and traditional prejudice against pol-
itics, popularly conceived.
There is a very great difference be-
tween a political issue, and a political
career, either active or indirect.
When a great constitutional issue is
placed between the millstones of a
public vote it becomes, at once, the
duty of every citizen to align .himself
for or against its existence. The vet-
erans have neglected this duty and
thereby imply that "politics" hold for
them a certain repugnance. In truth
they have .shot clean past the mark.
The country did not expect them to at-
tend a politica'l convention or to cam-
paign for a presidential candidate, but
it did expect them, as one of the sub-f
stantial organizations of the country,f
to declare themselves on the wet is-!
Our United States needs a thinking
majority as badly as it does an imma-
culate minority..

taxation ,involving a higher price for
his pint of beer, will arouse him ir-
nediately and cause heated argu-
ments at the street-corner or the
neighboring public-house. There may
be an earthquake in distant China,
bringing death to thousands-but he
will merely note the fact and dismiss
t from his mind with the remark,
"Some of those blooming Chinese
killed". A murder or the results of
the football matches are of far great-
er importance to him.
The Volstead Act was passed when
the World War overshadowed every
other event. Three thousand miles
away a country had decided to go
dry ; the Englishman saw it report-
ed'in his newspaper; lwghed at such
an idea; perhaps put it dlown as ain;
effec't of the war and returned to the
latest war news. Such was the
amount of attention paid by the Eng-
lish at that time.
At the conclusion of the war people
had become war-weary, and desired
to obtain some relief from the four
years tension. The newspapers had to#
find some other topics of outside in-
terest, and it was then that some at-
tention was devoted to prohibition and
its results. The tendency of the Eng-
lish press conveyed the impresso-Vt
that the Volstead Act had proved, to
be a farce. Stories of the liquor-
smuggling, secret drinking-parties in
all stations of life from government
officials to the lowliest commonert
were dwelt upon in detail. The pa-
pers tried to show that, if a nationt
was to be debarred from liquor, any1

By J. C. Heraper
The Englishman .is by nature an means of procuring t would be Adopt-
easy-going individual and is not af- ted. Prohibition in America was up
fected by external occurrences unless as a thing to be laughed .at. The na-
something comes along which touch- tion had gone 'dry' in theory, but in
es him personally. An increase of practice it was as 'wet' as before thej

passing of the act. The press derid-
ed it, comedians on the vaudeville
stage never failed to raise a laugh
from their audiences, if they refer-
red to it, and the general impression
existed that the Volstead Act was but
a name . America had passed a con-
stitutional amendment, which it was
unable or unwilling to enforce. Pro-
(Qontinued on Page Four)
75,0 0ALIENS will

Little Progress Made in Polities SInce
Aristotle, Speaker Tells
An appeal to Americans to better
their language and to bring their in-
tellectual ideals, their art, and their
legal and political systems up to the
standard of their achievements in
science,.by study of Latin and ,Greek
authors, was made by John J. Tigert,
United States Commissioner of Eiiu-
cation, in' an address "Shall We Cn'
tinue Greek 4rd Latin in Our
Schools", before the American Classi-
cal league, I i Natural Science audi-

Ships Carrying Immigrants
port; Thousan(is Will
Sent home

Race to

Even though some may be unwilling
to admit that character can be logic-
ally judged from a man's handshake,
the fact remains that in everyday life
the magnitude of one's traits is con-
stantly judged through that means.
The average college man meets at
least two new individuals each day
during his stay at the University and
the sincerity with which he accents
these introductions is in no small
neasure reflected in the handshake.
It is the impression gained through
the momentary contact of a first hand-
shake which often forms the only im-
pression of a new acquaintance, anl
upon the character of this depends
the future of a companionship which
may or may not develop into a perm-
anent part of one's life. Either the
handshake is strong and impressive,
urging both parties on to closer
friendship, or it is weak and flimsy,
causing a feeling of indifference. It
either rubs the right way or it rubs
the wrong way.
Watch your own handshake that
you do not have to start at a disad-
vantage in forming new friendships.

New York, June 30.-(By A.P.)-
Sixteen steamships, their rails lined
with 7,000 aliens rode at anchor out
side Ambrose lightship today waiting
for the stroke o midnight to dash
for quarantine with admittance to
the United States of their immigrant
passengers as their goal.
Fully 18,000 passengers are aboard
20 steamships that will enter this
port tomorrow and Monday. Most of
them are immigrants.
The midnight race will be timed by
three official watches so that there will
be no dispute about the first to reach
One watch will be kept by the Postal
Telegraph, another by the Western
Union, and the third by Ellis Island'
officials. ,
Many aliens on slow vessels still
steaming the'Atlantic will have made
the journey in vain. They will be
sent back to Europe without charge
on the steamships which brought
Seventy-five medical inspectors were
ready to begin examination of immi-
grants at Quarantine early today.
During the day the inspectors will
be able to handle but 2,000 immi-
grants. Cramped conditions are ex-
pected at Ellis Island as there are
only beds for 600. Many immigrants
will be held on board ships for four or
five days.
League Plans
Party July 4

Herbert S. Case, '23, editorial board
chairman of The Summer Michigan
Daily last year, has accepted the posi-
tion of editor of the Birmingham Ec-
centric, one of the oldest country
newspapers in the state.
Case specialized in journalism, while
a student and was active in the work
carried on by Sigma Delta Chi, na-
tionl journalistic fraternity.,
140 Students See
Eord Auto Plant
One hundred forty summer school
students under the direction of Carl-
ton Wells were shown through the
Ford Motor company's plant in De-
troit, yesterday morning.
The visitors were taken through the
machine shops, motor manufacturing
plant, crank shaft room where great
metal sheets are pressed into shape
for the crank shafts, were allowed
to watch the assembling of the car on
the conveyor belt, and were taken
through the, stock rooms and power
After the tour of the Ford plant a
group of about 112 students had lunch
in the cafeteria of the Highland Park
high school. The lunch was served
>y a summer class in home economics.
In the afternoon some 90 people
were shown through the new Detroit
public library. Five guides explained
o the visitors the system of the mun-
cipal libraries. The library occupies.
a large city block and is luxurious
hroughout with its mosaic painted
windows and mural paintings depict-
ing the early history of the city of
Detroit. The various departments in-
cluding technology, civics and fine arts
were visited.
Venezuela Vice-president Assassinated
Caracas, Venezuela, June 30-(By
A.P.)-General Juan C. Gometz, First
Vce-president of Venzuela and gov-
ernor of the Federal District was as-
sassinated last night says an official

The Summer Daily is edited and
published under the direction of stu-
dents of the Summer session. Its staff
membership is not restricted to a
group of experienced newspapermen
and women. It is a laboratory in which
practical journalism is taught.
Every member of the Summer ses-
sion student body is eligible to cont,i-
bute to the columns of The Daily eith-
er as a staff member or through the
news and editorial columns. The
Campus Opinion column furnishes an
outlet for student and faculty opinion.
Th. ehumor column is also open to
contributors. The news columns are
the work of staff members many of
whom are beginning newspaper work
this summer.
The Daily will attempt to furnish
news of the campus and the world to
its readers and in turn will welcome
contributions and communications for
The postal census shows that Ann
Arbor has a greater number of par-
cel post packages leaving her offices
than any other college town. This
may or may not be something to brag
about for there must certainly be
some reason aside from the monetary
consideration that obliges Michigan
students to send their laundry home.
The auto-stop boulevard system will
prove a great source of revenue to the
city of Detroit. They netted 34 men
for violating the new ordinance the
second; day of its operation.
The French are trying to stretch
their claims on Germany a little far,
it seems to us.

Morning worship will be held at
10:30 o'clock in the Congregational
church. Rev. Herbert Atchinson Jump
will begin a series of studies in "The
Deeper Message in Some Recent Nav-
els", taking up H. G. Wells' "Men Like
Gods". Robert Dieterle will act as
musical director. Miss Eleanor Hut-
zel director of the Woman's division,
Detroit Police department, will* dis-
cuss "Girls and the Night Life of the
Great -City" in the monday open for-
um for summer school students. At
6 o'clock Mr. Mitchell will conduct a
social hour for all Congregational
Holy Communion will be held at
St. Andrew's Episcopal church at 8
o'clock. At 10:30 o'clock Holy Com-
munion and a sermon by Rev. Henry
Lewis'on "Why Keep Sunday?" Wed-
,nesday from 4 to 6 o'clock will be
open house at Harris hall. Thursday
at 7:15 a. m. there will be Holy Com-
mnunion in the Williams Memorial
chapel at Harris hall.
Rev. A. W. Stalker will speak on
"Law and Liberty: Personal and Pa-
triotic" at 10:30 o'clock at the First
Methodist church. The Student Sun-
day school will be at 11:45 o'clock in
Wesley haH. Wesleyan Guild devo-
tional meeting is to be led by Dr. T.
M. Iden at 6:30 o'clock.
Bible school will open at 10:30 o'-
clock at the Church of Christ (Dis-
ciples) /Lane hall. Professor Mac-
Dougall of Valparaiso, id., will speak
on "Labor and the Bible" at 10:30.
The Students class at 12 o'clock and
at 6:30 Christian Sndeavor.
A'service will be conducted in Ger-
at 6:30 Christian Eendeavor.
eran church. Bible school will be
at 10: 30 o'clock and at 11 o'clock Rev.
T. Hinch will speak.
There will be an organ period' at
10:30 o'clock in the Unitarian church. 1
Rev. Sidney S. Robbins will preach
at the Sunday service at 10:40 o'clock
on "A Present Day View of Darwin-
Community Vesper Service on the
plaza in front of the university libra-,
ry at 7:30 o'clock p. m. will be con-
ducted by 19ev. Herbert Atchmnsor
Jump. Mass singing will be under the
direction of George Oscar Bowen.

torium yesterday morning. .
Decries Careless Writing
"One of the great values of the clas-
sics is the facility of expression thy
give to the student not only in the art
of writing, but in speaking. The
slipshod style of our modern litera-
ture in all domains of thought, par-
ticularly in,the up-to-date novel is
apparent to all scholars. A thoiough
grounding in the classics makes for
elegance of expression, for literary
style and diction. The scientist above
all others' needs clarity of diction, an
extensive vocabulary, and logical,
methods of thought. To be without
the mental discipline of the humani-
ties is for the scientist to be greatly
"The ingenuity of man," he con-
tinued, "his application of science to
machines of destruction, his progress
in physics and chemistry, have made
possible the suicide of the human race
in the absence of some corresponding
progress in social, moral, racial, and
political relatonships which will
serve to check war, greed, and man's
inhumanity to man."
Little Progress Since Aristotle
"We have made comparatively lit-
tle progress in politics since the time
of Aristotle," he declared. "His
treatise on that subject remains un-
surpassed to this day. The greatest
moralist of today would suffer in
comparison with Socrates. No Plato
has appeared since the time of Christ."
Our civilization is grounded in that
of the Greek and the Roman. Our
culture, our laws, our political sys-
tems, our art, our intellectual ideals
are all adapted from these ancient
In reviewing the decline which has
been suffered by failure to study the
classics during the past generation,
Mr. Tigert said that the time for the
revival of the classics was now 'at
hand. "It is the age-long proclivii;:
toward materialistic and sensuous liv-
ing against which we must renew the
battle. The coming generation must
have a background in the humanities
which will enable Yt to properly re-
late man to his machines and con-
merce. The world is weary of war,
gross materialism and injustice."
Library Terrace
Will Be .Scene Of
Vespers Tonight
Community vesper service conducted
byRev. Herbert Atchinson Jump, and
mass singing under the, direction of
George Oscar Bowen of the School of
Music, will be held on the front ter-
race of the Library this evening at
7:30 o'clock.
This is the first time in a number of
years, with the exception of the annu-
al senior sings, that mass singing or
services have been held on the Mich-1
igan campus. z It has been customary
for seniors during the evenings pre
ceding Commencement to gather on
the terrace of the Library and singa
college songs, but the' services this
evening are novel to the present stu-
dent body.
Reverend Jump, who will conducte
the services, is a graduate of Amherst
college where singing en masse and
class services are customary.

Faculty Men of Seven Universities
Compare Present with Past in
Educators from all over te coun-
try gathered in Ann Arbor yesterday
to attend the fourth annual meeting of
the American Classical league, 'which
held its 'large open meeting in the
morning in the auditorium of the Na-
tural Science building. Addresses by
members, leading men in the geld of
education and classical literatur'e,
were given following a business sea-
,ion comprising the reports of the
9resident and other officers. Prof.
2rancis W. Kelsey, of the Latin de-
jartment, who was chairman of the
local committee, on arrangements gave
an address of welcome to the mem-
bers of the convention for President
Marion L. Burton, of the University,
who is away on his vacation.
Faculty ?len Speak
The list of speakers at the meeting
includes such names as S. Dwight
Arms, specialist in: the ancient langu-
ages in the' department of education
in the University of the state of New
York; Stephen S. Colvin, professor of
education, - Teachers college, Colum-
bia; Walton Brooks McDaniel, pro-
fessor of Latin in the University of
Pennsylvania; John A. Scott, professor
of Greek at Northwestern university,
and John J. Tigert, United States
commissioner ofeducation. Th meet-
ing, which is the fourth of the leage,
was open to th epublic.
The American Classical league re-
ceived the impulse for its foundation
during the 'war in the classical con-
ference held at Princeton university
Its purpose is to perpetuate the in-
terest in the classics and bring them
and the necessity of knowing them
before the public.
Gives Survey of Latin
With this . end in view, Prof. S.
Dwight Arms read the first paper of
the meeting. Speaking on "A State-
wide Survey in Latin," he stressed the
value of classical study, and urged the
necessity of procuring better teachers
in secondary schools. "Latin," he said,
"not only holds strongly in general
enrollment, but is far ahead of the
other foreign languages in its holdiig
power in the third and fourth years.
Its gain in 1922 was better than that
of any other language." The speaker
weni on to prove by means of figures
and percentages that Latin not only
holds a first place in high schools, but
that it bids fair to retain that position'
The need, he said, is for better teach-
ers, and this may be procured through
directing the 'attention of the better
pupils to teaching Latin.
Prof. Stephen S. Colvin read the sec-
ond paper of the meeting on "Trans-
fer in Learning." Speaking in de-
fense of the doctrines of such psychol-
ogists as, James, Woodworth, and
Thorndyke, he said: 'Psychologists
today are substantially agreed that
transfer in learning is an established
fact, tat it is possible, and oftep act-
ual; so that it is reasonable to believe
in teaching of the' Classics that cer-
tain important and far-reaching trans-
fer values may and under proper con-
ditions, do occur. Quoting Thorn-
dyke, he read: "The study of the Lat-
in language does discipline the facul-
ties and secure to a greater degree
than other subjects the formation and
growth of those mental qualities which
are the best preparation for the busi-
ness of life-whether that business is

to consist of making fresh mental ac-
quisitions or in directing the powers
thus strengthiened and ┬░matulr'ed to
professional' and,other pursuits." In-
vestigations have shown that pupils
in high -schools who are taking class-
ical courses are as a rule superior in
mental ability to those who are taking
other courses. "The study of Latin is
broadening," he said, "and as such, a
complete mastery of it should be striv-
en for, not for the sake of the mental
discipline but for the sake of cor-
rect learning and definite mastery of
a great body of knowledge,

The first Women's league party of
the season will be held from 4 to 9
o'clock in the evening on the Fourth
of July on the lawn between Betsy
Barbour house and Helen Newberry
residence. Both dormitories will hole
open house at this time and the party
will take place whether the weather
be fair or foul.
There will be tables laid for bridge,
music, singing of college songs, and
other entertainment. A buffet supper
will be served between the hours of
6 and 7 o'clock and as' a culmination
of the evening's fun there will be dis-
play of fireworks.
Every woman who is enrolled in the
Uniyersity is automatically a member
of the league and all women are urged
to attend the party.
Free Beer on Atlantic Liner
New York, June 30-(By A.P.)-
"Free Beer, Drink Your Fill" reads
a sign on the deck of the President
Wilson a Cossulitch liner which will
dock here tomorrow. The captain of
the vessel hung up the sign when he
was informed the liquor would be con-
fiscated upon arrival.
Wreck Survivors in Port
Port Louis, Island of Mauretius,
June 30-(By A.P.)--Passengers of
the vessel Teresa, which sank in mid-
ocean a month ago arrived here to-
day. Only 60 of the 120 were saved.
The survivors experienced terrible
suffering from lack of food accord-
ing to the ship's officers.

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