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TSE BUMMER MIQ8IG4AN DAILY

WEDNESDAY, JtTL Y 22, 1931

PAGE TWO THE SUNMER MICHIGAN DAILY WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 1931

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MANAGING .EDITOR
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Editorial Director........... Gurney Williams
ASSOCIATE EDITORS
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1.. Chubb Sher M. Quraishi
Barbara Hall Eleanor Rairdon
Charles C. Irwin Edgar Racine
Susan Manchester arion Thornton
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BUSINESS STAFF
BUSINESS MANAG3ER
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Contracts Manager.............. Carl Marty
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 1931
Night Editor-Sher M. Quraishi

Lord Bryce, giving the United
States as an example, charged that
democracy is not conducive to the
development of leadership. Citing
the condition of municipal and
state governments he contended1
that men of superior abilities shirk1
public services. Such a conclusion
of the failure of democracy would
be justified if democracy were only
a form of government and not a,
way of life. Industry, which forms
such an important part of man'sf
life, has almost entirely remained
outside of the influence of demo-;
cratic tendencies. The extension
of democracy to this field of hu-
man endeavor is the solution of our;
tangled economic life.
An essential, a sine quo non, of
democracy is the freedom of dis-
cussion. The denial of this freedom
may not be patent to all, but the
inhibitions imposed on it have
smothered free and clear thinking
so that every suggestion looking
forward to amelioration is decried
as "Un-American," red, communis-
tic, socialistic or what not.
Denial of freedom of discussion
is, in fact, a denial of democracy,
whereas the cure, if there be any,
lies in its extension into all fields
of life.

DEMOCRACY AND
DEPRESSION.
N OTHING could be more evi-
dent than the critical plight of
our citizenry. With more than six
million wage earners workless, with
the farmers facing a profitless
market, with business and banks
going bankrupt the country is in-
deed, in spite of the wise-crack-
ing J. P. Morgan, in a sad economic
depression.
If this were all, very bad as it is,
it would not be so discouraging.
There are ebbs and tides in life
andla philosophic calm'dmight be
recommended but worst of all is
the fact that the mouthpieces of the
federal government and leading in-
dustrialists who have the ear of the
people have been constantly pro-
claiming that prosperity is around
the corner. "Wait and these tem-
porary conditions will right them-
selves," has been, in effect, the bur-
den of the counsel of these leaders,
but more than a yar and a half of
this waiting has been fruitless.
The conclusion is forced upon
one that there is no appreciation
of the severity and extent of the
privations of the people for, at best,
a psychological remedy is proposed
to cure economic ills. It is correct
to say that no sound, bold, and
whole-hearted measures have been
proposed by these leaders so far.
The President's Employment Com-
mittee and his conference, with the
industrial and financial leaders of
the country early in 1930 produced
no appreciable results worthy of
mention either in checking the
growth of depression or the return
of prosperity.
Democracy delegates the per-
formance of certain services to its
elmcted servants, called officials,
basing its chase among the candi-
dates for office on the promises
and platforms submitted to the
voters during election campaigns.
Mr. Hoover in his campaign
speeches predicted the initiation of
an era of "The Abolition of Pover-
ty" if the Republican party, and he
at its head, were retained in of-
fice. Certainly, there has been ret-
rogression and not an advance to-
wards that goal.

What Others Say
GREA T AIR
FLIGHTS
(The New York Times)
In the day of swarming aviators
there are naturally differences) of
opinion about what have been the
most memorable adventures in the
air. Every nation has its favorite
fliers. A selection of the best major
-fights is difficult. No one would
undertake to affirm who is the most
distinguished pilot in-the world. He
may be found in a list of perhaps
half a dozen aviators of different
nationalities.
In the annals of aviation certain
flights will certainly stand out as
eminent. The performance of Post
and Gatty in flying round the world
in about eight days and a half may
be mentioned first, because it is
very recent and has been so gener-
ally acclaimed a wonder of piloting
and navigation. Captain Dieudonne
Coste's non-stop flight across the
Atlantic from Paris to New York
should have a high place on the list.
He succeeded brilliantly where oth-
ers had failed. Kingsford-Smith's
passage of the Pacific between Cal-
ifornia and Australia will always be
praised. Two great polar adven-
tures come justly .into the picture:
Sir Hubert Wilkins's crossing of
the Arctic Sea from Point Barrow
to an island off Spitsbergen, be-
cause he flew a great distance over
pack ice where no surface ship or
human being had penetrated and a
crash in midsea would have been
certain death; and Admiral Byrd's
flight from the Bay of Whales to
the South Pole, a tremendous haz-
ard. Of transit; of the South At-
lantic, the non-stop flight of Cap-
tain Ferrarin and Major Del Prete
from Rome to Touros, Brazil, in
July 1928, must be regarded as a
really great achievement.
The first passage of the Atlantic,
by Alcock and Brown, in 1919, has
never had the recognition it de-
served as a pioneer feat. The flight
of Hinkler, the Australian, in a
small plane from England to his
native land, should be noticed, be-
cause a well-known French aero-
nautical society recognized it as the
outstanding feat of the year. One
English girl, Amy Johnson, also
flew to Australia, and deserves to
be bracketed with Hinkler. Col-
onel Lindbergh is the best known
pilot in the world, by virtue of fly-
ing alone from New York to Paris

The United States is so large a flit,"'",'t and
country that there is little oppor- TYPEWRITING
vorite numbers," and riddle every A speciality for twenty
program with red-hot shots of ad- ONE DEAD years.
tunity for the ordinary radio set IN HEAT Prompt service . . . Experienced oper.
to pick up programs from Other WAVE ators . . . Moderate rates. LAST TIMES TODAY
countries. Thus there is small And if you don't believe it, just 0. D. MORRILL
chance for radio listeners to make come up and take a look at us any B eI
comparisons of broadcasting meth- ay between 3 and 3:05, while we're 314 South State St. Phone 6615
ads. In England such a birdseye writing this column. But to get
view is possible, and in the New down to work: Those of you who
Statesman and Nation R. W. Post- are on the alert will have seen this
gate gives the result of his observa- in a prominent Detroit paper yes- A JES T I
seven months in America, ill and terday:
tions. Since he spent more than iVGABOND LOVER, 14 An
unable to do much except lie abed NOW PLAYING
and listen to radio all day long, he JILTED BY GIRL, 13
has sufficient ground for including while you're about it.L 5
the United States in his compari-
sons. Maltese
The various types of radio organ- ROLLS OPINION"-
ization fall into four principal cat- Anonymous, in fact all, contri-
egories: (1) complete State control, butions will be disregarded. Let-
as in Russia; (2) State ownership ters published should not be'F a lC o n
construed as expressing the edi-
private enterprises, as in France; torial opinion of The Daily or -
(3) allocation of wireless stations muh f nyhig ;.-a maiden in distress or a
and time to specially formed so- m very clever woman - which?
cieties, as in the Dutch system; and
(4) purely private enterprises, as in CHALLENGE Supporting Cast
To the Editor ? < '
the United States. The Russian To the Editor,<
programs this writer found general- The Summer Michigan Daily, RICARDO CORTEZ
ly dull and obviously colored with As one who attended the last UNA MERKEL
propaganda. The Dutch broadcast- (neeting of the Drs. Whoofle, held
ers are inspired by the propaganda on the fringe of Whitmore lake, out
of the societies owning the stations, to just about where the seaweed
such as the Workers' Radio Society, gets all wavy and tangles in your LAUREL & HARDY
Liberal Protestant Radio Society, legs, I would like to challenge you with
Catholic Radio Society, &c., except and your lousy newspaper and a
for one independent organization. couple of other fellows about, oh, WARNER OLAND "OUR WIFE"
The French stations are "individual several things.
and diverse," but many of their If you could have seen that vital Brilliant CHARLIE CHAN Mr. Laurel and Mr. Hardy have
most valuable hours are sold to for- little group paddling about and solves a South . matrimonial differences.
eign companies. In the French getting water up its nose and sol- Seas murder.
programs much time is given to ing world-wide sociological prob-
advertising, "offensive and inof- lems TOO, then you would deter- - Also - B Y JONE
fensive." Because advertisers must mine your damned capitalistic edi- RUTH
watch budgets and "pulling power," torial policy out of the other side of -inG
ourfe o i Songs the of wizard teaches cor-
graphophone music is widely used, your face, you beast. t of th
and there are few attempts at un- I challenge (1) Mr. Fall to get IT rect use of the
usual or experimental transmis- safely into prison after seven years ccARAY "BIG I"
sions. of shilly-shallying without appear- SATURD
ing in another headline. CLIVE BROOK
In the American system the Eng- I challenge (2) the B and G boys CHAS ROGERS THURSDAY
lishman found one great advantage, to do something about that hedge RICHARD ARLEN
Private enterprise has developed in front of Angell hall that is dry- "LCAyRs SerLet"A YHSBN
over 600 stations, so that there is ing up so fast. WyerB S@Cret DOROTHY MACKAILL
always something on the air, even I challenge (3) President Ruth-
in the early morning and during ven to explain how he happened to
week-ends. To an invalid or lonely be chosen to inaugurate that state
farmer this is a blessing. As for insane asylum.
the disadvantages, he lays these at I challenge (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9)
the door of advertising. Wishing to The Summer Michigan Daily to
make the most intensive use of stop running editorials about auto-
their time, advertisers pick the most mobilists.
popular hours, go in almost ex- That's all I have to say to you,
clusively for "popular hits" and "fa- and if you think you can get away
vertising. The British ear is startled with any more headlines beginning
and offended by publicity for "The REPERTORY GROUP TO PRE-
Brasiere You Love to Cuddle" or a SENT, etc., you're barking up a East Liberty
period of popular songs by the de- horse of another color. Just off State
partment heads of a fur store. Some Y'rs S'nc'r'ly,
small stations have advertised Ptsch Whoofle.
themselves into oblivion, a recent * * *B g B a
report indicating that several have ASTOUNDING
"no listeners at all." Here we have it-the Thrill of
On the whole, the Englishman Thrills-at last, Rolls is about to
finds the British system, if not per- commence its MAMMOTH, SUPER-
fect, at least the most nearly sat- SPECIAL FEATURE .... A GEN-
isfactory. Broadcasting there is TLEMAN OF PARTS!
controlled by a single corporation
under license from the Government NATIONAL PRESS COMMENT
which regards it as an important ON ROLLS' STUPENDOUS SE-
cultural and recreational agency RIAL:
and not primarily as an advertis- New York Sun: "Very interest-
ing medium. Every radio set pays ing.
a tax of $2.50. Part of the money New York American: "'Something
goes to the Postoffice Department, different."
but the rest, about $5,500,000 a year, Baltimore Sun: "Strikes a new
pays for radio programs. If the Am- note."
erican system were introduced, Boston Transcript: "Very inter-
m o r e expensive entertainment esting."
might be provided, but there would Manchester Guardian: "Some-
be an unwelcome influx of adver- thing different."
sinner Wilam J. Gorman in The Sum-
tisng.mer Michigan Daily: "Antiphonal

While the American radio aud- harmony .. . . very exciting, very
ience might not be satisfied with exciting, very exciting... ..def- Including White Hats
the British system entire, some ad- initely, definitely, definitely ... an-
aptation of it would be welcomed tiphonal harmony." Hats made to sell up to $7.50
by many. The New Republic sug- London Daily Mail: "Strikes a
gests as a compromise that "one new note."
station or one chain of them, own- Washtenaw Tribune: "'More than
ed and operated by the Govern- 357,924,681,000,000 prunes were ex-
ment or conducted on a non-profit- ported from Australia during the
making basis through an endow- fiscal year."
went by private philanthropy," HERE IT IS FELLOWS!
might offer broadcasts of the cal- *
fibre of the British. Some such 1
scheme would also put pressure on A GENTLEMAN
commercial broadcasters to cut OF PARTS
down on advertising and improve (Synopsis of what has gone be-
the quality of their entertainment. fore)
Betty, ward to Dr. Au, is secretly
in love with George Spelvin. Rod-
Mrs. Hoover is planning to chris- ney Mfwyp, man about town, pos- 1
ten two new United Fruit Company ing as Rodney Mfwyp, man about 5 0 H ats at 5 ese nce
ship net mothto e naed al-town, is secretly after the papers,
amanca and Segovia. The mda but does not know that Aunt Em-
manymust be asleep, if they've ma has secretly divined his true We advise early shopping as this offering is out of the
company mstlie atfltn'epurpose. George threatens to de-
left names like that floating scend secretly in his airplane and ordinary. The styles are up-to-the-miute and the hats
around. wipe out the whole colony. All in are fashioned beautifully. They will go quickly!
all, things look pretty bad.
The first autogyro flown in Wash- The giant ape-man crouched in
ington will be placed in the Smith- the crotch of a tree and crunched
sonian Institute, reports say. We'll a haunch of zebra. And at that
bet the fleet little "Spirit of St. moment, in the far-off city of Lon-
Louis" is sneering. don, the false Lord Greystoke rose
from a juicy steak and patted his
clean-shaven lips with fine linen
Now that Denmark has cached napery. White and Pastel Shades
fuel for Lindbergh's flight, all Lind- (Read Part One in tomorrow
bergh has to do is cache some mernings's Rolls)

1

i

Yet, even in the absence of ex-
plicit promises, which were so ef-
fective during the campaign period,
democracy has the right to expect
constructive leadership ' from its'
elected servants during a crisis. No!
constructive program and no lead-

may encourage te hope ha t the' in 1927. He "returned unspoiled,"
m~a enourge he opetha th ;as President Coolidge said in be-
depression will soon be ended.Noavingdthe Distinguished Flying
program has even been suggested to Cross upon him. His subsequent ser-
prevent any future depressions. vices to commercial aviation have
Most unthinking people, only too been great.
willing to let well enough alone, I
would be satisfied with the return
of prosperity, even if it is no longer
than a breathing spell. But if no COMPA RA TIVE
steps are taken to insure that de- BROADCASTING
pressions shall not recur, all the
suffering of the people shall have (The New York Times)
been in vain. When radio was very young, it
That it is possible to avoid per- was a thrilling thing to hear a voice
iodic depressions by active meas- from hundreds of miles away
ures needs be the first article of speak out loud and clear, even
faith for the constructive leader- though it was only to announce a
ship that the country today needs hackneyed advertisement. But now
and lacks. That it is one of the that radio has reached the age of
functions of the servants of the reason, listeners-in are justified in
people to insure this, in so far as demanding that advertising be con-
itopis posilensoulet theinsond.fined within reasonable limits.
it is possible, should be the second. Publicity for all sorts of products,
Democracy finds its reason for from hair dyes to blue-white dia-
being in its capacity to provide the monds, too often clogs the air. Dials

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