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Published every morning except Monday
during the University Summer Session by
the Board in Control of Student Publications.
The Associated Press is exclusively en-
titled to the usefor republication of all ne
dispatches credited to it or not otherwise
credited in this paper and the local news sub-
lithed herein.
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postoffice as second class matter.j
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Offices: Press Building, Maynard Street,
Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Telephone 4925
Editorial Director........Howard F. Shout
Women's Editor..........Margaret Eckes
City Editor..... ...........Charles Askren
Books Editor..........Lawrence R. Klein
Sports Editor........... .S. Cadwell Swanson
Night Editors
Howard 2. Shout Walter Wilds
3. Cadwell Swanson Harold Warren
Charles Askren


gance and his "bright cracking"
and dancing ability, the "avenue of
fashion" and the great white way
should join in his support.
The question is will this combin-
ation be sufficient to slide "dap-
per" James back into office. He
has two rather formidable oppo-
nents in swarthy, stubby Fiorella
H. LaGuardia, Republican congress-
man, who has been actively engag-
ed in running New York even be-
fore he had aspirations for the
mayoralty, and former Mayor John
Francis "Red Mike" Hylan, whose
volubility made him predecessor to
Mayor Walker and also lost the of-
fice for him. Congressman La
Guardia has a large local follow-
ing and no little national influ-
ence, while Hylan's power is more
or less confined to his own con-
stituency in the big city and to in-
surgents from both Democratic and'
Republican ranks. Of the two, La
Guardia is conceded the best
chance of a victory.
But no one can be certain of the
trend of opinion in the sleek, smil-
ing New York metropolis. The be-
wildering mixture of all races, na-
tionalities, and creeds will vote as
they chance to combine. The man
who offends the least number with
his religion, politics, and character-
istics will receive the most votes,
and it would seem that Mayor
Walker is the least offensive of the

i About Books
Blair's Attic, by Joseph C. Lin-
coln and Freeman Lincoln, 1929,
Coward-McCann, New York.-$2.00.
Publication Date-Aug. 24. (Cour-
tesy of the Print and Book Shop)
Freeman Lincoln, after the cus-
tomary apprenticeship with the
Ladies' Home Journal, goes into
business with Papa Joseph and
takes up literature at the old stand.
This first collaboration is sure-fire:
it follows the Lincoln-Cape Cod
tradition, with plenty of Down East
dialect and sea chatter; it has an
old house susceptible to midnight
screams and pilferings because of
its attic full of antique furniture
with secret drawers; it has a hid-
den "thing" worth $100,000, with
fragmentary clues and directions
which are followed up by schem-
ing villagers and the rightful own-
ers. It's sure-fire, and Freeman
Lincoln, to borrow a phrase ap-
plied to Cornell Children-of-the-
Ritz Woolrich, seems "safe in the
arms of Croesus."
The person in this book most
worth knowing is Iantha Hallett
who furnishes the comic relief and
is the only character who contin-
ues throughout the story. Here's
the set-up:

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Saunders' CanoeLivery
On the Huron Rgser at the foot of Cedar St.


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Ben Manson LdruDavis
Ross Gusti Margaret Harris
Dorothy Magee William Mahey
Paul Showers Marguerite enry
Deirdre McMullan Rhea Gudy1
Telephone 212141
Assistant Business Manager............Vernor Davis
Publications Manager............Egbert Davis
Circulation Manager..........-Jeanette Dale
Accounts Manager...............Noah Bryant
Night Editor.. ..C. H. BEUKEMA
Diplomacy requires peculiar
shifts and strategies sometimes for
the maintenance of its dignity.
Both the United States and Great
Britain have been embarrassed in
trying to communicate their offic-
ial ideas to Soviet Russia. Secre-
tary of State Stimson was desirous
of "reminding" the Russians of
their acceptance of the Kellogg
pact when an outbreak of war over
the Eastern Manchurian railway
seemed imminent. There was no
representative of the Moscow gov-
ernment at Washington nor was
there any official connection be-
tween the two countries at all. But
Stimson, lawyer-like, found other
ways. He called in the French am-
bassador, Paul Claudel, and ex-
pressed his wish. Claudel sent word
to Paris, and the French govern-
ment obligingly informed the Sov-
iet authorities that America wish-
ed to remind them of their re-
nunciation of war.
Again more recently Great Brit-
ain found herself desirous of re-
establishing relations with the Sov-
iet government. To that end it
was found necessary to use an in-
termediary since no direct com-
munication was possible. The final
choice of *Norway was due to its
geographical location, and to the
good terms existing between it and
the two larger nations. The Mos-
cow government was especially
sympathetic toward the ice-bound
country to the north because the
Norwegians have faithfully fed the
Soviet food monopoly all the salt
herring that it needed. England
also was rightly inclined toward its
Scandinavian neighbor, for Nor-
way's king is the only living broth-
er-in-law of George V.
So it would seem that blue blood
and salt herrings were the final
reasons for the choice of Norway
as the scene of the handclasp of
Russia and Great Britain. Nor-
way, it might be added, is also not
apt to turn socialist with its staid
conservatism to hold it in check,
nor is it so blind to the economic
advantages of maintaining friend-
ship across the Baltic that it will
do any more than its reasonable
duty in aiding in the renewal of
these international bonds-all of
which are valuable qualities to find
in an intermediary and interpre-
ter in addition to blue blood and
salt herrings.
New York is preparing for anoth-
er mayoral election, but then, its
preparations are none too exten-
sive. What it is looking for if the
past is a criterion is a candidate
who can amuse it the most clever-
ly, flatter it the most diplomatical-
ly, and represent it socially to the
best advantage-a Prince of Wales
without the frown. Of course, both

Fifth Avenue and Broadway want
their say in the selection of the
man, and if all reports are true
both of them will be satisfied;
Mayor James John Walker has an-
nounced his candidacy for reelec-



77 -.P- 1 4" - -- --U I

Editori LO o mm t In her girlhood, back in 1883,
Iantha was Captain Freeland
HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS Blair's housekeeper, in East Olney,
SHOULD PREPARE STUDENTS Massachusetts, on the Cape. Cap-
FOR COLLEGE tain Blair had retired and was the
(From The Daily Illini) guardian and trustee of his or-
Without question there are a phaned, nine-year-old niece, Mary,
and her $100,000 legacy. He lost
large number of high school teach- the fortune on the stock market.
ers on the campus this summer Full of remorse, and wishing to
who can do their students a world prevent exposure, he entered into
of good next year-particularly some mysterious dealings with Cap-
their seniors who are prospective tain Crossley of the Pride of the
students at the University of Illi- Fleet. He fretted himself sick
nois or elsewhere-by taking a awaiting word from Crossley who
kindly interest in them in at least was on an eastern voyage. A let-
one way. That way is in talking ter came which he concealed.
informally to them on the "ins and Shortly thereafter the Pride of the
outs" of life at a large college or Fleet washed ashore opposite the
university. Blair home. Crossley had died of
Each fall there are hordes of so- fever on the voyage and ,had be-
called "green" freshmen who come queathed his cabinful of Chinese
into the Twin Cities with little chests, idols, furniture, sandalwood
knowledge of what the University, boxes, pictures, and desks to Cap-
and particularly life here, is "all tain Blair. These were stored in
about," as the collegiate under- the attic by Iantha, but Captain
graduate would put in campus ver- Blair persisted in rummaging
nacular. Definite attempts are be- through them, against doctor's or-
ing made to remedy this condition ders, and died from his exertions.
through Y. M. C. A. camps, such Then came a delayed message from
books as "Facts for Freshmen," and Crossley-"look for one foot one
other similar means. The "Y" hand." Iantha wasn't interested,
camp, however, can reach only a claiming there was a "curse" on
select few, the chosen leaders of the stuff.
the incoming group. There are the In 1927 the defrauded Mary's
ones, who, though needing it bad- daughter, Marian, and her fiiance,
ly, often do not need it as much Bill Thornton, go to the old Blair
as those others who have not al- home for the summer. Sprightly
ready come to notice. It is the lat- Iantha is still in charge and has
ter group, then, who obviously need a fat, bald roomer, Samuel Gregg,
attention, and need it greatly. Any a lover of antiques. Samuel and
one who has seen a home-sick Marian begin ransacking the attic,
freshman struggling along up here which is stuffed with much old
in what he considers the lonesom- furniture besides that of the de-
est place in the world, will not dis- ceased Crossley, for antique items.
pute that point. They sell a clock to Blodgett, an
While, as has been pointed out, unscrupulous millonaire collector,
the University is making serious some chairs to Jenkins, the shifty
attempts to get in touch with these local antique dealer, and a Chinese
men-the dean's office, for instance, chest to Jonas Jones, a quaint fig-
sends them a concise little book on ure who is fond of Iantha and
"Facts for Freshmen"-these at- arithmetic. Then Iantha tells Ma- I
tempts can be made much more rian, Bill, and Samuel of the
effective, much more far-reaching, strange history of Crossley's be-
by having the "good old personal longing's and the "thing" presuma-
touch," as the barber would say. bly concealed in them which would
The high school teacher, fresh have been enough to repay Captain
from a summer at one of the ma-aeeee me.aylahan
jrinstitutions of learning which Bars embezzlement. All hands are
excited, especially Samuel. The
America boasts, is the logical per- next day he refuses to sell more
son to fill this role of the "kindly dayc he reB usdge t o d e nkins,
informant, the interest friend," or pieces to Blodgett and Jenkins,
whatever you choose to call it. By both of whom have been allowed
some "heart to heart" talks with toexain the contents of the at-
these incoming students, the lat- t. That night an idol is broken
ter can be made to understand and evidence points to Samuel A
much more clearly what it is they few nights later he disappears and
are coming to, and consequently is found dead with a sandalwood
can be much better prepared for box beside him.
some of the exacting and often- But the depredations continue:
times discouraging tests which they the house is broken into; nothing
meet. is stolen, but adesk anda cabinet
Whether your previous training are taken apart. lantha vows a
before enrolling for this summer curse is on the stuff. Blodgett and
session has been at the University Jenkins refuse to sell back their
here, at some other large univer- items and appear to be conspiring.
sity, or only a smal school, you are Bill and Marian call on their friend
fairly well acquainted with what Jonas Jones and he allows he'll
conditions are generally at any col- solve the problem by arithmetic.
lg.It becomes your duty, then, How are they going to find the
lege. htscomeacyr duearhn, "thing" without smashing a lot of
as a high school teacher preparing vlal nius i a rg
students for further education, to valuable antiques? Did Sam Gregg
make an effort to counsel them on die of heart failure? Someone else
the problems which they will meet. seems to know of the "thing" and
So when you go back this fall to tohavehinformation which they
your teaching posts, make an effort lc: the list of sley's belong-
to become a real friend to each of ings. All they have is the cryptic
your students who plans to attend message "look for one foot one
college, and then become his coun- hand." Now go ahead.
sellor. He or she will certainly ap- B._K._W._
precate, during those first few
weeks of his college career, the fact If the "Gloomy Dean" of St.
that he had some one to guide him Paul's keeps worrying about the
mha+ is rnan. in number of buttons on his church

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Silver Poppy $1.00 Violay's Niobe $2.00
Squibbs Rose Buds $1.00 D'Orsay Le Dande. $2.50
Purse size perfume, and small vials for traveling, in
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Tickets 75 Cents
Phone 6300

1-2 Price
Dresses, Coats,
RobsPajamas and
N gees
are going at one half their original price.
This sale marks a house cleaning time for us
and will continue until we have cleared away
all our spring and summer merchandise.

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