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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Campus Opinion
Letters published in this column should not be
construed as expressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily. Anonymous communications will be disre-
garded. The names of communicants will, how-
ever, be regarded as confidential upon request.
Contributors areasked to be brief, confining them-
selves to less than 300 words if possible.

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"SOCIALISM OF THE SOCIALIST PARTY
To The Editor:
In reply to the letter Socialism Bec nes Re-

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spectable in the Daily July the 26th I wish to say
that as dangerous as the left element within the
Socialist Party is this ultra-right element, for
when a Socialist extols the anti-trust laws, the
child labor laws, the interstate commerce com-
c om- mission and' the reconstruction finance corpora-
tion as socialist accomplishments it is time for
Publihed every morning except Monday during the someone to announce that such a person knows
University year and Summer Session by the Board in nothing about the Socialist Party or its press.
Control of Student Publications. The New Leader, the official organ of the Social-
Member of the Western Conference Editorial Associa- ist Party, has denounced the above fatuities ever
tion and the Big Ten News Service, since it came into existence, and has labeled the
MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS reconstruction finance corporation the most cap-
The Associated Press is exclusively entitled tothe use italistic measure conceivable in a capitalist
for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or
.t otherwise credited in this paper and the local news regime. I am absolutely sure the writer heard
blished herein. All rights of republication of special Clarence Senior last Sunday night, when he spoke
dispatches are reserved. in Ann Arbor, refer the audience to look into ethe
Entered at the Post Office at Ann Arbor, Michigan, as Supreme Court decisions regarding interstate
second class mnatter. Special rate of postage, granted bycomrelw.M.SnrisNtnaSceay
Third Assistant Postmaster General. commerce laws. Mr. Senior is National Secretary
Subscription during summer by carrier, $1.o0; ,y m of the Party, please, and surely his utterences are
|.5. During regular school year by carrier $.00; not to be classed as fpreign. But as I have con-
mail, $4.50. tinued to point- out people criticize and criticize
Offices: Student Publications Building,Maynard-Street, without knowing anythingwhatsoever about what
Ann Arbor, Michigan. Phone: 2-1214. they condemn. A paragraph which outlines the-
Representatives: Littell-Murray-futskry Inc., 40 East oretical socialism and another paragraph which
Thirty-fourth Street, New York City; 80. Boylston Street, brazenly refutes the points of attack of the so-
Boston, Mass.; 612 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ill. cialist press creates a paradox whlich does as
EDITORIAL STAFF much harm to the Socialist Party as the vicious
Ed4ltorial Director.......... . ..Meach Coger, Jr. red element respectable people so utterly abhor.
City Editor.............................Carl S. Forsythe Until Mr. Nisen comes to the Ann Arbor local
State Editor ...........................David .X Nichol meetings every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the
News Editor .......................Denton Kunze month, and until he at least reads The Nation
TLselegraph itor..................Thomas onnelan and the New Republic, if not the New Leader and
Sports Editor ............................C. H. Beukema the Ameripan Guardian, he will continue to label
BUSINESS STAFF his socialism intelligent, and the Socialism of the
Office Hours: -12; 2-5 except Saturdays Socialist Party Russian propaganda. He*will con-
Business Manager...................Charles T. Klie tinue to keep right members out of the Socialist
Party by charming them with platitudes about
Circulation Manager ..................Clinton B. Conger the reconstruction finance corporation, thereby
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 19x2 eternally retarding the Socialist Party, who insists
that its members except'the fact that there are
classes, and that one class owns the means of
Riots in The production and that the other class owns noth-
ing. Fred Henderson, brilliant leader in the Brit-
ish Labor Party, says in his Case For Socialism
ri * e ,that "Just in the same way oil and fuel have to
While left wing, right wing, and centrist organ- be supplied to the inanimate- machinery to keep
izations battle for control, of those remaining it in a state of working efficienty, so the work-
man, the human machinery, has to be supplied
with the bonus army in Washington, while police with food and clothes and shelter' to keep him in
arrest those who attempt to foment trouble, while efficient working order. The owner of the factory
leaders strive in vain to keep their fight within buys labor as cheaply as he can. Wages represent
peaceful bounds, it becones more and more ap- t1e cost of keeping labor alive and working,-the
paet thatsathes thanmaidingrte audemofe -cost of running the human machinery of the fac-
parent that rather than aiding the cause of the tory." Every member of the Socialist Party ac-
veterans along, the efforts of those remaining are cepts that fact, right or left, respectable or prole-
ding more harm than good. tarian. Until enough people realize that condi-
tion there will be only palliating reforms to patch
Pif~erences of opinion have rent- the bonus up a dying capitalist system, which keeps the
army into many factions since its inception. De- Socialist Party forever from thoroughly establish-
troit contingents charged that. Communists were irig pure socialist principles. Circumstances tend
trying to use the group for their own purposes, to knock such principles into heads, not books or
and proceeded to oust them from iontrol. Other intellectual theories, and so far those effected
by starvation have been those who had never had
regiments reported the same trouble. As long as training in leadershW, but within the next two
real veterans were in charge, the work in Wash- years those who have known leadership will face
ington was confined to sending committees and hunger and poverty, and it is then when the So-
representatives to present the veteran's case be- cialist Party will grow. The Party will then strug-
gle to, hold back hungry members from revolu-
f'ore CQDgress- -tionary acts, and will not need to beg for the bal-
Now most of the peaceful veterans have left for lot (such as has recently taken place in Ohio
home, thanks to a government appropriation. where even the Socialist Party will be unable to
place their presidential candidates, Norman
Those who stayed behid belong to the radical Thomas and James Maurer, upon the ballot) as
faction, the Communist wing, andi they 'are di- they have to now in order to establish a world
recting their efforts to obtain relief along such of cooperation and production for use instead of
lines as picketing the White House, fighting with the selfish world of competition and production
policemen, ' and creating- as much disorder and for profit.
confusion as possible..
These actions are indicative of' the general THE SOCIALIST CLUB'S BUSINESS
temper of those attempting to obtain control of Dear Sir:
veterans' relief organization. And as long as their The front page article by Barton Kane, July
22nd. calls for some remarks from the Socialist
actions are associated with those of the regular Club.

powers, as well as leaving great powers to the
state and local governments.
Now political parties, so all intelligent scientists
tell us today, are inevitable and desirable in popu-
lar government. The party performs vast public
service in selecting candidates, in defining, issue
in carrying on political education, and enabling
the people to make their voice heard. All those
functions are necessary. And to carry on these
activities an organization was developed in the
party known as the party machine. The ma-
chine enables the party to operate, and the party
enables our democracy to operate.
The machine is to'get out voters and thereby to
help the party. In our government of the people,
the people have to be persuaded to come out
and vote, and what is more important the people
have to be told how to vote. That is what the
machine does. The machine often links together
in harmony the separate branches of government,
as well' as the local government with the national.
The machine, also, furnishes the connecting link
between the individual and government. It is
not too much to say that the machine is a result
and a corollary of our represeuitative democracy,
and to criticize the machine with great vitupera-
tions and not to realize its fundamental connec-
tion with our governmental organization is to
display a lack of knowledge of the situation..
But the machine as it is in the United States
is not an admirable creature. Its meat of ex-
istence is appointive positions, graft, profiteering
off of contracts, racketeering, etc. The profes-
sional boss is the man who can best run things
with the least amount of public friction and
interference, and still deliver the votes. To cor-
rect such evils there were devised the ideas of
more elective offices and the direct primary. Both
placed a greater burden than before on the voter.
The. more offices there are to elect, the less the
people know about any of them, and the boss
found out that when it came to nominating can-
didates he could manage the public as a whole
in the primary better than he could the nomi-
nating convention. As an example, look how
easily D. C. Stephenson pushed his candidates
through primary and election by playing upon
the cupidity of the good people of the state of
Indiana-"our democracy." Political parties and
machines as we know them today could not exist
if the civil service and merit system were ex-
tended to all appointive positions, and if present
methods of finance were placed on a truly busi-
ness-like, basis. Do we students realize that? Do
the people? The public says if you don't elect
all the officers you don't have a democracy, and
then the people don't realize that our "democ-
racy" produced and will continue to produce as
long as it is on its present basis corrupt machine
politics. What then is the solution?
WHAT, NO JEWELRY?
(Silver and Gold)
"Good News!" screams a letter received yes-
terday. "The University of Colorado has been
placed on the approved list by the Survey Com-
mittee of Blue Key."
And what we ask may this mean? To the na-
tional president of Blue Key it "means that the
student body and the institution have been or-
ganized by the largest and strongest, all-around,
national honor fraternity for men." To us it
means "Shades of Phi Beta Kappa! 'Another
honorary fraternity!"
Ah, but it is not only honorary. Look: "Blue
Key applies the Rotary and Kiwanis idea"to stu-
dent life, and there are no national installation
teams, fees, or dues, and men do not have to buy
jewelry." What? No jewelry to wear? We won't
consider it!
Attached sheets give us the pedigree of the new
honorary national. It seems that some of the
boys at Florida university thought it wise to make
Homecoming Day Dads Day. This they did, and
as a sort of after-thought, they instituted the
Blue Key.
Since. that time, they have extended their ac-
tivities throughout the nation where "another
honorary society" was needed.
Blue Key did well to send an application blank
to the University of Colorado. There is a crying
need for another fraternity. But we fear nothing
will ever come of the move, because Blue Sky

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place in our launidering operation --we use
Ivory Soap exclusivly. Our machinery is
designed to minimize wearthrough the elim-
ination of Iiarinf.id scrulbb4ing and rubbing.
Ironing witlh steam beat guards against the
possibility of uglyscorch marks.
With such a sequence of expensive laun-
clering operations, i is no wonder that the
Varsity is able to make your clothes appear
so fresh and neat.
Ihorte 2.3123 for Call (itd Di)eh ry Service
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To insure th°e safely of yo7ri tclothes, the
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bonus army, the movement is more than ever des-
tined to failure. If the army cannot keep its
members under controlrit deserves less than ever
to be successful in the lines it expects.
Musk and Drdlma
"THE CHALK CIRCLE"
Opening tonight and continuing through Sat-
urday at the Lydia Mendelsohn theatre is a
Chinese drama of the Yuan dynasty, "Hoie-Lan-
Ki," or "The Chalk Circle." Translated by Ethel
Van der Veer and arranged for the stage by
Thomas Wood Stevens, it represents a radical de-
parture of the. Michigan Repertory Players from
producing only plays that are modern and pop-
ular.
As the fifth offering of the summer dramatic
season, "The Chalk Circle" is unique. Odd con-
ventions of the Chinese theatre are revealed.
Characters come onto the stage,.. push aside im-
aginary curtains, announce their names and parts
in the play, and proceed to act. Very queer atd
Chinese.
"The Chalk Circle" was presented, for the first
time on any stage in this country, in St. Louis
last March. It is said to be a classic of the stage in
China today. The translation stops with the put-
ting of the dialogue into English. Other than
this, however, nothing is touched; it is given en-
tirely in the oriental manner, with a single stage
setting-even for widely separated locations-for
the prologue and four acts. "Property" men
bringing on needed articles from time to time.
Theatregoers will find a stage dressed in Orien-
tal splendor. a feature which, to say the least, is
imprvessive:~ It is a study in arresting contrasts,
with vermillion lattices and jade green pavilions.
Add to this the colorful Chinese costumes worn
by the performers, enhanced by make-up purely
Oriental,-facesipainted in fantastic curlicues and
streaks.
Thomas Wood Stevens, guest director, adheres
rigidly to Chinese dramatic technique and stage-
craft, and, in this production, has assembled a
competent cast, headed by Eugenie Chapel, who
in this play is making her only appearance this
summer with the Players. She has appeared in
numerous campus dramatic productions in pre-
vious seasons.
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1st. We regret that the reporter was sent to the
meeting as a result of the letters that have been
filling the campus opinion column, rather than
to report the interesting talk by Prpfessor Mc-
Clusky.
2nd. We feel that no good purpose was served
by reporting such details of the business meeting
as a motion made and later withdrawn, which
is not at all an uncommon occurance in any or-
ganization. In addition we feelvery strongly that
such matters are the business of the Socialist
Club and not the business of the campus. Our
business meetings are open to visitors., If there
was anything strange or amiss in the manner in
which the business was conducted the place for
improvements to be suggested was at the business
meeting.,
3rd. The principal event of the evening was
not "supposed to be Professor McClusky's talk
on Education and Socialism;" it was this talk.
Most people who attended the me'eting will agree
that not more than two per cent of the speakers
remarks, rather than "most" of his remarks, were
addressed to the daily reporter.
We are not sensitive to kidding but we demand
adherance to the facts.,
Stewart Way.
Editorial Comment
DEMOCRACY AND THE MACHINE
(The Depauw)
The winning of independence from England
by the thirteen colonies was the beginning of a
new movement in world politics. Active par-
ticipation of the ordinary people in government
began to become a reality. The United States
framed a constitution and definitely set down
on paper the proposition that henceforth the
citizen should choose all the highest officers of
an, independent state.
Opinion was by no means unaminous as to the
advisability of having the people participate in
governmert. No less a personage than Alexan-
der Hamilton declared, "Your people, sir, I say
your people, are a Great Beast," and John Adams
believed that government ought to be by the
"well-bred and educated." But popular activity
in government was accepted, because thoroughly
entrenched in our political thought, and de-
mocracy became the battle cry of a nation. To-
day no word is so often used, or so often misused,
as "remorramv." Evervthin-f i dnne in the name

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By Kirke Simpson

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WASHINGTON, July 26.-(AP)-An interest-
ing element in the presidential campaign just
opening has to do with the fact that the Ameri-
can public has been educated to expect drama in
its great affairs.
Take it from any angle, every member of the
publicity corps in this country knows that. It
makes no difference whether radios, cigars, au-
tomobiles or great sociological or -philanthropic
causes are to be "sold" to the public. They must
.be dramatized to evoke a response.
The whole vast, colorful literature of advertis-
ing offers dramatic appeals to eye and ear. The
gigantic ;,utomotive industry was built up in large
degree on the drama of races, where the risk to
life and limb among the drivers was skillfully
played up.
'T. R.'.A Past Master
In the field of politics, the late Theodore Roose-
velt stands almost alone in modern times in his
recognition of that insatiable American taste for
the dramatic. His sense of publicity values, of
when and how to dramatize himself and the is-
sues for which he contended was almost uncany.
Now another RooseveltO is showing something
of the same faculty, although utterly differing
from T. R. in his approach.
Roosevelt, flying to Chicago to accept his nom-
ination, Roosevelt, cruising with his crew of smil-
ing sons in New England waters, Roosevelt, paus-
ing from his sailorly diversions to pore over the
case of Mayor Walker-it is all of a piece.
')humanizing' Hoover
By contrast President Hoover'swell established
dislike of anything bordering on the dramatic
must be causing Republican publicity forces
moans of anguish ap they mobilize for the battle.
He has been a herd President to "humanize"
in the popular eye and National Chairman San-
ders' announcement that Mr. Hoover would ap-
pear little before the public in the campaign in-
dicates that there is to be no change in that.
Another Roosevelt, Theodore II, now governor-
general of the Philippines, once told The By-
stander of a talk he had with Mr. Hoover in
which the President was dynamic, forceful of ex-
pression, convincing as to the subject in hand.

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