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THE SUMMER MICHIGAN DAILY

0w umer1
IAL NEWSPAPER OF THE
VERSITY OF MICHIGAN ]
SUMMER SESSION
d every morning except Monday
e University Summer Session by
. in Control of Student Publica-

EDITORIAL COMMENT TASTE ROLLS
ENFORCeEENT AND CORRUPTION
TO
-(The New York Times) M ICKEY -

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titledto'the use for republication of all news
dispatches credited to it or not othe wise
credited in this paper and the local news pub-t
lished herein-
Entered at the Ann Arbor, Michian,C
postoffic'e as second class matter.t
Subscription by carrier, $L.5o; by mail,1
2.00.
Offices: Press Building, Maynard Street,'
Ann rbor, Mi .
Communications, if signed as evience of
good faith, will be published in The Summer
Daily at the discretion of the Editor. Un-
signed communications will receive no con-
sideration The signature may be omitted in
publication if desired by the writer. The
Summer Daily does not necessariy endorse
the sentiments expressed in the communica-1
tions.
EDITORIAL STAFF
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MANAGING EDITOR
NORMAN R. THALT
News Editor............Robert S. Mansfield
City Editor..........Manning Housewort
_Women's Editor...... ........Marion Nfead
ight Editor........LeRoy L. Osborn
Night Editor....... W. Calvin Ptte on
Night Editr..........Chander Hi. Whipple
Assistants
William T. Barbour George E. Lehtinen
'Vivian Boron Marion Mey r
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Telephone 21214
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Circulation................Kermit K. Kline
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Assistants
Myra C. FinsterwaldThos. E. Sunderland
SATURDAY, JULY 25, 1925
Night Editor-ROB'T. S. MANSFIELD
IN TIME OF PEACE,-
England has yielded to the demands
of the admiralty party, and will start
immediately on a building program
which calls for four new cruisers this
year, and three yearly during the life
m of the present parliament. What this
action means, or may mean, is a pro-
blem for conjecture.
Some may see in this decision the
increasing power of the militarists
in England, some may see merely an
attempt to maintain the English nav-
al supremacy, some may see-in the
opposition of the economy party to the
shipbuilding plan-the beginnings of
the decline of the British naval pow-
er, in fact, there are any number of
signs that might be deducted by the
casual obesrver. We do not know
which of these opinions is correct,
or if any of them is, but we do be-
lieve that the 'resumption of an active
shipbuilding plan on the part of the
British government deserves some
explanation.
While most of the nations of the
world are casting about for some dip-
lomatic method of preserving peace,
England, considered as an active sup-
porter of the peace plans, starts a
program of refitting and strengthening
what is already the most powerful
navy in the world. It may be a good
thing for international peace that
there exists some such overwhelming-
ly powerful orzanization, but we won-
der what real motive prompted the
British sea lords.
THE SAILOR'S PRAYER
The Yachtmen's Association of Am-
erica and the Detroit Gold Cup com-
mittee have passed a joint resolu-
tion condemning the promiscuous fir-
ing on pleasure craft by prohibition
and customs agents. Though this res-
olution will - probably receive only
passing notice from governmental of-
ficials, such shootings as have occur-
red on the Detroit river recently de

serve the most vigorous of investiga-
tions.
In addition to placing innocent hu-
man life in jeopardy, such promiscu-
ous use of firemarms by men whose
powers of discretion is often limited
to the authority to wear a badge car
do much to ruin one of our greatesi
sports,-yachting. Boat owners have
already found that the water which
is being drawn from the Great Lakes
by the Chicago Drainage canal is
threatening their sport, and the addi.
tional handicap of wild revenue offic.
ers may ruin its very foundation.
It is bad enough that our greal
equatic playgrounds are being ruined
by the nation's two largest cities,-the
Chicago Drainage canal and the New
York system of garbage disposal,-
uut when the federal government al.
lows its agents to make our coasts
shooting ranges, that is too much,-
andis carrying prohibition enforce-
ment too far. Sue hmethods should
not be necessary, nor should they be

In working out his plans for a com-
plete reorganization of the agencies!
for enforcing prohibition, General An-
drews has naturally sought informa-
tion concerning the efficiency of the
existing system and the existing offi-
cials. Evidence is now said to have
been furnished him by the De-
partment -of Justice that a schockingly
large proportion of the agents of en-
forcement are inefficient because they
are corrupt. The facts were obtained,
it is stated, from Federal District At.
torneys in a large number of States,
Replying to questions sent to them
by an Assistant Attorney General,
Mrs. Willebrandt, they asserted that
to their knowledge corruption prevails
in at least 40 per cent of their dis-
tricts. They are reported to have
given names, places and dates.
Whether the evidence is in such legal
form that prosecution of the guilty
officials can be ordered by the Gov-
ernment is highly doubtful. But the
mass of details submitted will obvi-
ously be very useful to General An-
drews'in pushing his plans for an
entire reorganization of the service.
For example, in dealing with poli-
ticians who come to him to demand
that theirappointees be retained, it
will be very convenient to be able to
produce memoranda. You say that
your Superintendent is a model of
energy and virtue. Well, here is proof
that he has been either negligent or
corrupt. You say that if I remove
the chief agent in your state you
will make an issue oft in the Senate.
But before you do that wouldn't i
.be well for you to look at the docu-
ments which could be produced show-
ing that he has suddenly got rich ou
of his office? It is easy to see ho
interviews of this kina could be ha
with many mortified Congressmen t
the amusement of General Andrew
and with the result of a distinct ton
ing up of the service.
On the main question the disclosure
simply justifly the predictions whici
were made when the Volstead act be
came law. To get that bill througi
Congress the Anti-Saloon League con
sented with its eyes open to have po
litical spoils made of prohibition en
forcement. Doubtless this fact ac
counts for some of the worst case
of corruption. But it is idle to deceiv
ourselves by attempting to belev
that the enforcement service coul
have 'been made wholly efficient an
pure even if placed in the hands o
officials chosen under the civil ser
vice rules. In that case things migh
not have been so bad as they are, bu
they would have been bad.
The strain of temptation is too grea
for weak human nature, whether th
agent involved be the henchman, of;
politican or an appointee after com
petitive examination. Congress neve
would agree to pay these men enoug
to lift them above the lure of lavis
bribes. By simply staying away, o
shutting their eyes if present, the
can render to lawbreakers a servic
worth large sums of money, so tha
in one night, solely for refrainin,
from doing their duty, they can ge
.two or three times as much money a
their salary would amount to for
whole year. To expect that corru;
tion could be kept out of a situatio
like thatjs to be credulous in the ex
treme. Just this sort of result wa
prophesied from the very first. I
has all along been the seamy side c
the prohibition law. And we may a
well steel ourselves to its being a con
_ tinning reproach to American publi
morality, even after General Ar
_ drews has done his best to brin
about an improvement.

BOSTE E sTGlendale 9792
BuN~tii Mat. Tesday, Thursday
PLAYHOUSE and Saturday. 50c-75c.
Woodward at Eliot. Eves. 75c-$1.50
Downtown Ticket Office at Grinnell's.
TUESDAY MATINEE
The Bonst elie Co.
In a Comedy of Life by Philip Barry
[Author of "You and I"]
eeThe Youngest"
ALSO
"A DANCE DIVERTISSEMENT"
Arranged by VICTORIA CASSAN
Curtain rises on the Dance Divertissement at
E:Xo nights and mats 2:.ro
Theatre cooler than home or office.
NEXT WEEK-"Grounds for Divorce."

Our Special $1.00 Sunday Dinner

Thlick Thal had a letter from Mick-'
ey yesterday, and while we fee that1
she might have written us too, we
are not going to be spiteful about it.
It is with great joy that we think
of working with her on the Summer
Daily last summer and on the regular
Daily during the two years. We feel
that no tribute we could write would
be adequate, and so we are limiting
ourselves to wishing her well and
hoping a rdently for th success of her
latest venture inthe world of journal-
ism.

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101st TIME
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Wed. Mat. 50c to $1.50
12th Big Week sat. Mat. Sac to $2.00
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For This and Next Week.

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Daily Dissertation
Today's Topic: Girlish Gigglers.
Far be it from us to pan any mem-
bers of the fair (take it any way you
please) sex, but we have developed an
idiosyncrasy which may in time lead

OPEN ALL NIGHT

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to .urder.
Yesterday afternoon we went to the
Maj. (adv.), to regale ourselves with
Jerry's sterling presentation, and
soon after we had been seated in
barged three lovely damsels. We feel
safe in saying that they were lovely
because it was dark 4n the theater
when they arrived and when we left.
As we were saying, in barged the
three and sat down in the row ahead
of ~us.
Scarcely had they been seated when
one of them whispered something to
her neighbor which brought forth a
storm of giggles. The whisperer gig-
gled with her, and the third gynch
joined in sympathetically, although
we are inclined to believe that she
didn't know what the giggling was all
about.
We simled wanly to ourselves, and
hoped that the words had really bee'1
funny, and settled ourselves to enjoy
the show. But nay, that was not to
be. From the time they entered to,
the time we left they kept up a steady
stream of idiotic giggling.
We he'reby recommend that gigglers
be excludded from the better thea-
ters along with crying infants (with
whom we have same sympathy). We
further recommend that allbappre-
hended doing it ,in a theater be hung
by the neck until quite dead. Oh yes,
quite.
* * *
Please Send Address and Phone Numr-
ber
I read in yesterday's Daily that
canoeing is losing its popularity. If
.you think this true, just ask one of
the "not school teachers" about the
campus. Speaking for them, I say
we're all for it. The trouble is not
t in the increased number of automo-
biles, but the increased number of
bashful men in whichYMichigan seems
to abound. Most of us would be only
. too glad to make canoeing popular
1 if we were given the proper chance.
If you don't believe it, just try it out.
. -Una Form.
We wonder. We wonder if Una
t Form means all she says. If she does,
~ Peat Bog says he's all for her. We
t wonder. . . . . .
Oswald vs. Jerltza

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IS HE AFRAID?
(The Dtroit Free Press),
We can think of two reasons why
Mr. Bryan may be planning a move-
ment to stop the use of government
money for ethnological research by
the Smithsonian Institute, a fear of
the truths which new scientific discov-
eries may bring out, and a desire to
continue basking in the limelight.
By trying to prevent advance in hu-
man knowledge of the past, Mr. Bryan
undoubtedly could obtain oodles of
notoriety of a sort, and he would be
welcme to all he could obtain. But
unless congress has degenerated even
more than it seems to have done un-
der the blight of the primary election
system-and goodness knows it is in
a bad enough condition - he could
scarcely hope to persuade it to take an
action that would put it in the posi-
tion of placing a premium on ignor-
ance, and a ban on educational and
scientific progress.
Is the life of a convicted murderer
sufficient excuse for making all the
fuss that has been made over Scott?

Tamam:
You remember that parrot I showed
you in a bird store, well, I've got it
up in my room now. I was given
to understand that it's former owner
was the warden of an insane asylum,
and that the warden's wife possess-
ed apsirations toward being a prima
donna. Consequently the parrot, whom
I have named Oswald after my best
friend, is a victim of circumstances,
and sings like Jeritza, and keeps
calling all day long: ( "Coo-coo! Coo-
coo!" If you have a picture of Peat
Bog please send it C .0. D. by partial
post, 'cause Oswald hasn't had a good
laugh for a long time..
Mockingly,
-Vee, '63.
P. S.-Oswald sends Love and Kiss-
es. * *
We have a notion that we will de-
liver the love and kisses to Olaf the
Great when he gets back. Peat Bog
wouldn't appreciate them.
* * *
We wish to announce that we feel
rather strongly about an erroneous
report about us which has been in
circulation about the campus.
The other night we took a fair dam-
sel out to supper from the office, only
to discover when we got through eat-
ing, that we had left our meal book
and money in another pair of trou.
The damsel obligingly came to our
rescue but has since been circulating
the report that we owed her eighty
cents. She was wrong. It was seven-
ty cents, and besides we paid her back
a dollar two days ago.
-Tamam.

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