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n in the.Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of the
Copy received in the Office of the Summer Session until
3:30 p. m. (11:30 a. m. Saturday,)
THURSDAY, JULY 12, 1923 Number 197
S Excusion:
to paid for staterooms last week may secure the tickets by
om G223, Natural Science Building. Office hourse, 9-Al A. M.,



)phy 1 and 16s:
.ese classes will not meet today (Thursday, July 12).
ion, No. 6:
rroughs Adding 'Machine Com-pany, a. m. Lunch as guests of the
ny. Trip through (and behind the scenes of the) General Motors
Building, p. m. Trip ends at 3 p. m.,

ares French Will Die if Germans
o Not Pay; Condemns Letter
From Tubingen Professor
or of the Daily:
hen I read -your explanation and
name of the ,official responsible.t
the editorial, I wondered if we
not confronted with a new "Ein-
Theory", more difficult to un-
and than the first ever was. I do
mean to dictate the policy of a
paper, yet, I believe that the duty
n editor is to deal with all the
known to guide public opinion.
did not do so, for you based your
rial on an unreliable, if sob-
letter, of a German Professor,

m T-ubingen, to be sure!) In
g, you created in the mind


public an impression wholly er-
us, and* very unfavorable to
e. You have a right to your
>n, but you must not try to im-
it upon others without giving
cts. You very aptly term this a
se", and I agree fully with you
z mean it in the worst sense of
ord. Let us suppose for an in-
e that our students and faculty
d read your paper and nothing
what a strange knowledge of
policies they would have. Is
what you call: the educative
r of the press?
Quotes Clipping
ill answer your editorial mostly,
quotations from your own
ican newspapers and from Ger-
pditorials since I do not wish
rude with my own opinion, ex-
at times.
New York Times of July 9, had
al with the letter of a German
n expressing exactly the same
given by your German Profes-
Since you try to write editor-j
et me advise you to read care-
what the Times wrote, in part:
conditions in Germany are cor-i
described by the writer of the
is indubitable. The situation,
ch as she, 'and probably for all
ans of what were the middle and
classes, also is unquestionab-
I. What is strange, though, is
;his woman, intelligent as well
timable, except s ofar as she
es her troubles to the failure of
e to be "noble inf victory"-to
that is, all wrongs suffered -as
as all debts owed-views the
of affairs as though it had re-
,. as in Sicily, from some con-
n of nature.
1Who Changed Germany "
e has no word of blame or even
nembrance for what and who
ed Germany from the most
erous and the most rapidly ad-
tg country in Europe, respected
I as feared by all her neighbors,.
ieless poverty, military helpless-
nd civic disorder. She does not
seemingly, that the prices she
so enormous are enviably small,
tsured in real money, and that
mark is almost worthless it is
>ecause the German financiers,
anew the experiment made in-
able times before and always
uin as the result.

"Like so many Germans, she con-
fidently expects sympathy for woes
of the same kind as those which Ger-
many inflicted without compunction
on the rest of the Continent, and in
no slight degree on nearly the whole
world. This was done by Germany,
too, in agression, not self-defence; in
arrogance and rapacity. To feel for
the letter-writer's sorrows and her
cruel hardships is only conmon hu-
manity, of course; but the feeling
would be more prompt and deeper if
she would show just a little realiza-
tion of where the responsibility lies."
This is an editorial which deals
with facts and which weighs them
very carefully and, therefore, well
worth meditatingupon.
Your Sunday Editorial says: "....
Whether or not (I congratulate you
on this whether or not, it is quite a
find, considering what follows)
Whether or not the French authori-
ties are devoid of any malicious in-
tent toward their late enemies, they
are working havoc in every phase 6f
German life, eliminating all possibil-
ities of recuperation from the mala-
dies which accompany War."
Harden's Critielsm
A German, with critjcal ability, to
be sure, Maximilian Harden, answers
you: "Germany came through the
war weakened, it is true, but sound-
to the core after the militarists had
been driven from power. Now she
is confronted with the danger of des-
troying herself through her failure
to recognize the material and moral
forces which must be taken into con-
sideration in forcing her way back
into the front rank of nations."
(Published in Berlin, July 7, De-
troit Free Press reproduction.)
You might write to Tubingen, to
your /German Professor, telling him
to read Harden, and, to prove how
generous a Frenchman may be: I
shall pay the postage. I wish him
to learn that "not only economically
and politically, but morally and intel-
ligently as well", the Germans alone
are responsible for their sorry plight
since not you, but a German himself
says so.
Here again, if a statement of Har-
den given to a Dutch newspaper, and
published in the "Ann Arbor Times
News" of July 10:
German Leaders at Fault
"Germany has not carried her obli-
gations as she might have done. This
is the fault of the leaders of Ger-
many who from the beginning made
the people believe that the Versailles
treaty was unjust and impossible to
carry out. Of course a peace treaty
is always unjust when dictated to the
defeated, who would never have sign-
ed if he had not been obliged to. -
"But it is wrong to say that all the
stipulations of the Versailles treaty
are unjust and inapplicable. The
German people are so. penetrated with
this idea that they think they need
do nothing, when in reality 75 per
cent of the obligations coui be car-
ried out. We might begin with these
and the other 25 could then be dis-
"I presume that the French will be
ultimately successful in the Ruhr
even if it lasts for a long time....
Our government is wrong in trying
always to find support in America
and England instead of making pre-
cise propositions directly to France."
Admonishes Writers
Do you begin to realize the wisdom
of reading and thinking before writ-
ing? If this had been done you
would not have outgermaned the
Germans themselves in your Sunday
A great number of nations, you may
object ,are out of sympathy with .the
French policy. It is quite true, yet

it is easily explained. No nation, Bel-
gium not excepted, if you know the
history of the War, has suffered as

much as France did. While for the
French, proved as they .have been,
the reparations are a question of life
or death, they become secondary for
America and England v. he, having
suffered less, are primarily interest-
ed in the economical reconstruction
of the world. Such a reconstruction
is necessary to bring material happi-
ness to a suffering world, and to re-
open the markets which existed be-
fore the war. France disturbs this
scheme in her anxiety to be paid and
in putting pressurb upon Germany.
In a word, nations which are too tir-
ed to remember their moral obliga-
tions ask France to sacrifice herself
a second tine for the material bene-
fit of ,all. A noble role, indeed! The
only trouble is that neither France or
Belgium intend to play it. Will you
blame them for. this? Let me tell you
that they have asked Americans to
play such a role and that they have
been refused (see Mark Athyn'y's
They asked America to free them
from their war debts in order that
they might credit the Germans with
that amount. You did not accept
this splendid opportunity, finding it
too onerous; what of France then?
Why should she forego the just ret-
rbutions settled by a treaty signed
by all and which are her sole- salva-
"Do Nations Live by'Charity -
I hear everywhere the call'for char-
ity, for humanity, for France to be
more lenient with her ruthless ad-
versary. Do you really believe that
nations live by charity and human-
ity alone? Let me quote from a pa-
per which is certainly not partial to
the French; I mean the Chicago Trib-
une. The article deals with the Eng-
lish idea of an international commis-
sion to do away with the occupation
of the Ruhr by the French:
"This bold policy has been practic-
ally forced on the Government by
business pressure. It is Prie Min-
ister Baldwin's own policy, but it has
the backing of the entire business
community, which fears another bad
wfter, with increasing unemploy-
ment in England as a result of the
strangulation of Germany.
"He has consulted all the party
leaders, including J. Ramsay Mac-
Donald, Herbert Asquith, and David
Lloyd George, and he has their hearty
(Chicago Tribune, July 10.)
Human Beings Not Angels
This is strictly business-like, is it
not? Are not the French supposed
to be business-like too? Believe me,
human nature is the same every-
where, and nations consist of human
beings, not of angels.
You state in your editorial:
"If the thinkers of Germany are
crushed under the lash of the French
I take it, of course, that you speak
figuratively, but, let me ask you to
read-for reading must be good for
you-one German order, put on the
walls of a little French town during
the war; I mean at Holnon, July 20,
A German War Order
"All workers, their wives' and chil-
dren above 15 will be obliged to work
in the fields every day, Sundays in-
cluded, from 4 o'clock in the morning
until 8 o'clock at night, Recreation,
half an hour in the morning, an hour
at miday and half an hour in the af-
ternoon. Violation of this order is
punishable as follows: (1) Laggard
workers will be grouped during har-
vest and held in the caserne under
inspection of German corporals. Af-
ter the harvest the loafers will be im-
prisoned six months. Every third day

they shall, have only bread and wa-
ter. (2) Laggard women will be de-
ported to Holnon to work. (3) After
the harvest loafing women will be im-
prisoned six months. Children loaf-
ing will be punished by whipping. In
addition the commandant reserves the
right to punish any worker with
twenty blows of the whip."
"(Signed) "Gloss, Colonel".
"France Must Live!"
Do you wish me to comment on this
order which you will find in the files
of American newspapers? Ne ed I tell
you'why I do not respond to the sen-
timental appeal contained in your edi-
tori6l which ,by the way, is fitly fol-
loped by "The Sob Sisters" of
I do ilot wish to abuse the courtesy
of your columns and I will end in ex-
plaining to you what the overwhelm-
ing. majority of the French people
think: If we are not paid, France will
di,e if the Germans pay, they will suf-
fer terribly; let them suffer if need
be that Franme may live.
Very sincerely yours,
Prof. Eugene E. Vovillain.

Human Qualities
Make Book Good
(Continued from Page One)
a close attention to the subject matter
and-by freeing your mind of the qual-
ity of imitation.
"Here in America," concluded Pro-
fessor Rankin, "we have a combination

of the traits of all nations and out of
these, we should be able to create
great literature. We should be able
to carry the message of brotherhood,
sympathy and justice across the stage
of humanity. The rAost important
thing a man can do is to see some-

thing-to see it with eyes that are
filled with the love of humanity, and
then repeat what he has seen and felt
in a simple way.


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'iost of British Ninth aerial squadronin battle formation
British airmen of the Ninth Squadron recently gave a startling ex-hibition at Hendon, England, by flying
so close together in battle formation that an aerial daredevil might easily have jumped from plane to plane.
The flyers show wond'erful precision in holding the formation.





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