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ROBERT G. RAMSAY
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an of the Editorial Board..
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In the early forties the "Manifest
Destiny" of the United States was
the extension of her territory from
ocean to ocean. This was accomplish-
ed in the Mexican War, and with the
discovery of gold in California in '49,
there followed 'a great rush across
the plains. But means of transporta-
tion were scanty,, ahd tthe prairie
schooner, and succeeding stage-coach
were painfully slow and dangerous.
America then began that step which
has aided much in -forging her to the
front, as the greatest of all nations in
the world today-the extensive con,
struction of railroads.
In 1856 the last spike of the Union
Pacific railroad was driven, which
marked the first great epoch in trans-
continental travel. Until the year
1919, the railroads could make no im-.
provement beyond cuttin'g down their
schedules and increasing their track-'
age. In the latter year, however,
coast to coast mail service was insti-
tuted, requiring two days for the trip;
and now, Maughan has flown the con-
tinent in less than a day.
The development of airplane flight
has reduced the necessary time from
five months-the time required by the
stage coach-to three quarters of a
day. This is a typical 'manifestation
of the development of America's great-
est asset, speed. Man has developed
more in the last hundred years than
in thie peceeding thousand yfears,
but does it mean anything? We are
saving time by countless methods and
devices, but are we not as busy as
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and degrades the many while the fav-
ored few reap unearned rewards. It
sounds well in theory-but human na-
ture is human nature, and the work
of evolutio, is slow.
,unequal battle which impov4rishes
NOT JUST A JOKE
The proposed candidacy of Robert La
Follette for the Presidency is not1
merely a joke. Mr. La Follette repre-
sents a cause - he is the spokesman
of a group of national policies which,
if he is elected, he will endeavor to
translate into legisative and admin-
istrative acts. Just what following
Senator La Follette can acquire can-
not be known till November; but this
movement of aggressive radicalism is
fully as significant in its prospective
national importance as in the actual'
power it will be able to show this
If people will not learn to be pat-
riotic on their own account the gov-
ernment should make it mandatory-
Representative Bloom of New York, is
introducing a bill making it a penal
offence for civilans to omit tipping
or removing their hats when the na-
tional flag is carried in parades.
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THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1924
Night Editor-ROBT. . RAMSAYe
VALUABLE AND ENTERTAINING C
-THE SUMMER SESSION LEC-
TURE PROGRAM ' r
Contact with prominent men and-
vomen in the various fields and pro-
essions represented in a 'University
he size of Michigan is one of the
;reatest assets of education. Bothf
he regular session and the summer
chool offers an opportunity for con-1
act with people of this type but the,
Jniversity Summer session provides
nore than just this. It schedules
ind carries on a special course of
.ectures, concerts, excursions and en-
In previous years, the summer lec-
:ure courses have proved a valuable
part in the life of summer students
who desire to profit by the knowledge
and entertainment which may be
gleaned from the daily lectures. The
courses have been well balanced and
show a skillful selection on the part
of the authorities who arrange these
lectures. Every lecture, no matter
how remote a subject, contains in-
formation which is of interest to an
audience such as a Summer session
This summer's lecture program
will, no doubt, carry on the reputa-
tion established in previous years,
by bringing some nation wide promin-
ent men to Ann Arbor to address the
University students. We will hear
men from different schools, such as
Prof. Gilbert Chinard, of Johns Hop-
kins university, and we will hear sev-
eral prominent men from our own
University including Prof. J. R. Hay-
den who' will talk on the Japanese
Colonial Policy' at 5 o'clock this af-
The truth counts, no doubt, but of-
ten fiction is highly diverting.,
There is a variety of reformer who
is never so happy as when he can
spear some mis-statement currently
accepted by the public and triumph-
antly substitute either his own version,
or perhaps, the truth.'
Apparently there are a lot of com-
mon beliefs that require spiking. We
stand corrected of these superstitions:
That powered glass is poison; that
cats can see better in the dark than
in the light; that teavers use their
tails as trowels; that a snake will
never die until sunset; that stars oan
be seen in daylight from the bottom
,of a well; that George Washington
chopped down the cherry tree; that
Sir Walter Raleigh laid down his
cloak to beep Queen Elizabeth's feet
from the mud; that Robin Hood was
a real person; that the Declaration
of Independence was signed on the
Fourth of July.. $
It is indeed lamentable to find Dick
Whittington's cat relegated to the
limbo of things that never existed.
We are distressed to learn that King
Alfred probably never supervised in
the baking of cakes and hence never
burnt them; that Canute did not com-
mand the sea to retire; that William
Tell never shot an apple off his son's
head; that Horatius defended the
bridge only in the poet's fancy; that
Newton did not get the theory of grav-
itation from being bumped by an ap-
ple; and that the Pied Piper never
whistled the youngsters out of Hame-
lin town. And yes, we almost forgot-
isn't it too bad that Lady Godiva did
not ride through the streets of Cov-
entry garbed only in her hair?
These ' are 'sad revelation. The
truth counts, no doubt, but fiction is
far more entertaining.
La Follette is not a mere Socialis-'
tic theorist. Neither is he a convert
to Red propaganda. He is an able
man, with the courage of his convic-
tions and completely sincere in his
views. To cite part of his platform:
Public owenrship of railroads.
Constitutional amendment giving
congress power to override judicial
Constitutional amendment provid-
ing for direct popular election of all
Federal judges for fixed terms.
'Abolition of injunctions in labor
Extension of the initiative and ref-
erendum to the Federal government.
Revision of the Versailles treaty.
When a man like La Follette comes
out for such things he shows his con-
fidence that a very considerable pro-
portion of our citizenship are already
converts to such radicalism.
This year or four years hence or
perhaps some other time, but most
assuredly some time, we must face the
issue of radicalism. Democratic and
Republican orators may spout patriot-
ic platitudes until they are blue in
the face but they can bring only mo-
mentary delay. The question of what
true democracy is, of what constitu-
tional democracy really means, and of
what the American form of constitu-
tional democracy implies must some-
time be thoroughly settled.
If the re-discount rates of Federal;
Reserve Banks in various section of
the country are able to serve as bar-
ometers of business conditions, the
outlook may be regarded as favorable.
Within the past week four Federal
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Reserve Banks have reduced their
rates. The New York and Boston
banks are operating now on a three
and one-half per cent quotation, the
Chicago, Richmond, Cleveland, and
San Francisco institutions on a four
per cent basis, and of the remaining
six government institutions, reduc-
tions are likely within a fortnight.
A moderate advance in stock mark-
et prices, a rather bouyant gain in
bond values, an advance of as much
as three cents in wheat and seven
cents in corn, and continued steadi-
ness in foreign exchange rates and in
metal prices have all contributed to
establish the markets this week on a
higher plane than they have been for
a while. There is some evidence of
a growing conviction that pessimism
has been overdone and that, after all,
the relaxation in business has been
a seasonal manifestation.
An important change now appears to
be taking place in this country's eco-
nomic life and thought: merchants
and manufacturers who had been'ac-
customed to mounting profits &nd
booming business are beginning to ad-
0 N every hand -is heard tl
rattle of the builder's hanun
and the I rasp of his saw. Ov(
night$ it seems, boils rise
new streets appear.
And the thousands of ne
hom t aand mat buildings i
crease the problem of. the pub]
service coi npanies.
Prof. A. E. Wood, Prof. W. J. Hus-
sey, Prof. R. M. Wenley and Prof. A.
F. Shull are scheduled to speak on
subjects of current interest and im-
portance to the students this summer
and Dean Maximo Kalaw, of the Uni-
v'ersity of the Philippines, will tell
us about the Present Day Philip-
pines. Information and instruction as
well as the opportunities available
for personal contact such as are of-
fered by men of such calibre should
play an important role in a college
Recitals by Prof. R. D. T. Hollister
and Prof. M. C. Wier and the plays
presented by the Shakespeare Play-
house company of New York City, as
well as the scheduled concerts should
extend an adequate form of enter-
tainment, for summer students.
PRAIRIE SCHOONER TO PLANE
From the prairie schooner of '49 to
the speedplane of, 1924 is an evolu-
tion in transcontinental transporta-
tion of no mean import. For last
Monday, Russel Maughan flew from
New York to San Francisco in 21
hours and 48 minutes, thus fulfilling.
his ambition of accomplishing a coast-
to-coast flight between the rising and
the setting of the sun. In the time
he consumed, the fastest of railroad
trains could have left New York and
been no further than Indianapolis,
Of the thiry odd candidates for the
presidency at the Democratic nation-
al convention not one is within a mile
of being sure of a victory. The spokes-
men of each "favorite son" spurn the
idea that they have any second choice
and declare with great vigor that the
various delegations will vote for their
man to the very last.
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This Company attempts to for4
see the great growth of servic
demand axed 'extends its plant ir
to new districts as rapidly as po.
sibl e~ in an effort to most efficient
ly serve the people of Nl ichigar
H wever, sudden unforeseen populi
tin and industrial gmwth frequent]
make it inmposs ble Ito furnish unlit
service at an", poi#ts °iftimediately upo
Ht;t eds of new telephones ai
,anted. The Telephone Compgny's prof
lam is the same as that of the wate:
W sewer, gas, electric, street, and scho<
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Senator Harrison is quoted as say- ! just themselves to the prospect of a
ing: "What the nation now needs more moderate but better sustained
is not a sphinx, but a Paul Revere record of turnover, and speculators
to awaken it and call it back to duty who five years ago made fortunes al-
and high resolve." We wonder if heI most overnight seem to be coming to
is referring to Mr. Bryan. No one the conclusion that those days have
could accuse the Great Commoner of long departed-the dizzy joy ride is
-+.1; flr.. - I over.
Sut ' -ei v ne Plant' expansion
break elf records. Thousands of ne
i aeatractx".s $re being; installed, miles
nm . 4" ium bed built and addition
wes sre being provided, i
caa .fcor etc.+ .
McAdoo is in wrong because he is
said to favor the Klan; Smith is well-
night out of it because he is said t
be against the Klan. The winning
candidate will be the man who will
have sense enough to keep his mouth!
shut on all important topics.
The more recent books one reads,
the more one becomes convinced that
too many fools have taken to the pen
as a means of livelihood.
Summer school has long ceased tol
Pe the paradise of "flunkers"; it has
become the haven of the "go-getter."
The Summer lecture course is one-
half of the Summer session-don't
miss half of school.
PEACE AND PACIFISM
A differentiation worth thinking,
about was made recently by Charles
Franklin Thwing, president-emeritus
of Western Reserve university, Cleve-
land, 0., in a peace discussion. "Pac-
ifism," he declared, "is the lethargy
and indifference of the cowara, of the
moral moron. Peace is the achieve-
ment and the mood of the hero, and of
Upon this question of peace, public
opinion is becoming crystallized. Peo-
ple are more or ;less convinced that
with the profits taken out of war
there will be no more war. It is gen-
erally agreed that this nation ought
never again to engage in war, that
by no subterfuge shall the manhood of
the nation be compelled to Aglht the
I **sue 19 being done
, ° for a' who desire it.
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