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THE MICHIGAN DAILY SATURD

[ichigan Daily
Established 1890

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rectors for the new organization. Less than a
score of recalcitrant depositors yet hold up the
complete victory .for this orpnization, and the
comnittee has high hopes of being able to get
these !few by the election time Thursday. It cer-
tainly would help a lot if someone could get in
to these delinquent signers, and help them to sqe
the thing in the right way. The committee has
done and is still doing its best, and there is little
doubt as to the success of the movement if every-
thing continues to go along As it has been. recent-
e=nlly.

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SATURDAY, JULY 30, 1932
Strong Medicine
o Cure a Vrulent Disease
Patience nAy le virtue but there are times
When its recipients, by their bwn actions, prohi-
bit its further practice.
uch is the case with the remnants of the Bon-
Sy'.,peditionary Force wh& have been driven
from their Washington camps at tfie point of
btaynets and whose hovels have been fired to pro-
hIpIt any extension of their already over-pro-
#ogd visit to the capital. Many of the sensible
and, we ight add, more sincere members of the
army returned to their homes some time ago
wth~ the . help of a government grant. The few
who rmained have shown their true caliber in
the disturbances of the past few days.
That some of the leaders of the army have
proven iemselves extremely capble men, no one
wifl deny. Had there been a few m"ore of the
stamp of their commander, Waters, such rits
As that which resulted in the death of one of te
vest cans and in the summoning 'of troops from
neighboring army bases to aid the embattled
District of Columbia police, would never have
ccurred. Others have also shown themselves
capable but in a much. more sinister manner. In
this last class, we would include the Detroit lead-
er, Pace, whose entire efforts have been expended
in undermining any morale which might have ex-
lsted in the ranks of the marchers and in the or-
ganization pf radical units to carry out such
clashes as those which have marked the recent
days.
To the credit of the American Legion as a
whole they have almost unmimously disoined
any connection with the riots which concluded
the "march on Wahirgton." Their official stand
on the entire question was outlined at their con-
vention in Detroit last fall and the Legion as a
unit has held to this statement. As a, exampe,
it is only necessary to point to the statement by
the Ann Arbor post commander, Tappe, to the
effec# that the marchers had absolutely no offi-
cial connection with the Legion.
Without entering into a discussion of merits
aiid demerits of any general character, we would
also like to point out that those who claim the
president as a man of indecision and cowardice
have been effectually answered.tHe has ventured
to~ call down upon his head the wrath of the
mliost solidly organized political entity in the Uni-
ted States. True, he has placed. some faith in
the intelligence of most of the Legion group;,
and should probably not fear a united opposition
from this quarter, merely because of his action.
But the fact remains that he has dared forcibly
to oust so-called Legionnaires from their Wash-
ington quarters.
There is still another angle, Radical demands
for forceful action have been met with just that,
and it has proved highly distasteful but highly

efficient. Strong medicine alone will cure deeply
seated disease. The example of the Washington
bonus forces should prove an effectual and guid-
ing example for persons who would demand mob
action as opposed to legal and constitutional ef-
forts to control the government.

That, in itself, should be enough to quiet a few
of the wolves of the prairies who insist upon yell-
ing their empty heads off about bad times. It is
people of that type that create and precipitate
depressions. If everyone would take care of the
business in hand and not go around giving advice
to others on subjects of which they know noth-
ing, there would be no more depressions.
In glancing'over the day's papers for a few fav-
orable ideas on business developments it is easy
to see that a great many people have the right
idea and are not trying to sit around and hold
the crepe up for the world to see. The -misery is
nearly over, but a bit of the moaning lingers on.
Let's go at this and get it in the right way. Give
a hand and we can get over the next few months
in grand style, and at the same time start on an
upgrade that will stay up longer than the last
one on account of our supposed increased knowl-
edge gained during the drop.
It is claimed that no one has any money now,
so there is general good feeling all around.. It is
not strictly true that no one has any money, but
it is true that a great many people who had quite
a bit of money have not nearly so much now. The
time has come, however, when the idea of ap-
pearances is beginning to age the minds of those
who travel in the various strata of society. Keep-
in p appearances is always a prelude to some-
thing financially deeper and better.
The first ray of Jiope tat we see in this one
paper is from ;Muscatine, Ia., where the Iowa
Pearl Button company announces that its four
factories -will resume capacity production August
15 at a five pe cent wage increase. This is cer-
tainly not a move to be made in bad times. The
company goes further to adopt a standard five-
day week for all employes. Is this depression?
We ask you.
Try another one on the old undertaker's pan-
Philadelphia proudIly announced that the J. G.
Brill company claims a receipt of an order for
40 electric street cars and trolley busses for about
$600,000 from the Indianapolis railways company
of Indianapolis,.Ind. Surely our neighbor across
the line is not in such dire straits if this action
is warranted, and the Philadelphia concern
should hav~e quite a little kick out of its part of
the order.--
While we are on the subject of cars and so forth
it is again enheartening to see that the National
Tire and Rubber company plant at East Pales-
tine, O., will resu e operations after a shutdown
of several years. tad enough yet?
Well, if you still aren't, conVinced that the
movement is toward bigger and better economic
conditions in the United States, look over Rand-
McNalley's monthly report of bank failures and
note the decrease in such items from the same
time last year. The Diamond Match company
plant at Springfield, M ass., also will run again
after two weeks' vacation. Should be a hot time
around that place for a while.
Well, there is no use going through much more
of this paper, but we will just list a few more of
the items'that indicate a little prosperity around
the much-talked-of corner, First, we note the
'Malden, Mass, Converse Rbber plant calls back
its 600 operatives. again, the Monarch mills in
Union, S. C., (also Monarch, Ottaway, and Lock-
hart plants) cut into the industrial structure
again rafter seven weeks' layoff. The lucky seven
'surely must have told that company .where and
when to get their men back to work.
The president of the clothiers' exchange, Max
Holtz, gives a nice note on the seasonal upturn in
the clothing business. He predicts that about 10,-
600 workers will have /steady employment in
Rochester within two weeks. We will take Mr.
Holtz' work for part of this idea. Even if his fig-
ures are a little fat the improvement would be
noticeable. About 150 or 200 men will get back
on the Goodyear payroll August 1, according to
the information put out by the company in Mid-
dletown, Conn. Yesterday the Weirton Steel com-
pany of Clarksburg, W. Va., placed about 900
men on a six-day week basis, which isn't so bad
when one considers that the mill has beeh oper-
ating on about half time for several months.
Our own mine conferees have taken up the well
known buzz fast again and .publicly resolve that
they will not quit until some settlement has been
made this time. Perhaps there is some hope for
this sick industry yet. We hope that they take a
'lesson from some of the examples we have consid-
ered.
Surely even the most hardened calamity how-
lers cannot fail to see that there is little oppor-
tunity for him to ply his 'trade right at this time
with 4ll the good breaks that people seem to be
getting. All we can do is voice a hope. Take a
look at your newspapers and find out what is go-
ing on about you in the way of- business recovery
Don't be a shell-back who does not even know
the war is over. Get wise to yourself and peck up
for your own good and that of society at large.

Those days are fast waning as the horror of co-
eds at seeing the obnoxious weed thus used breaks
otherwise hale and hearty men of the habit. Of
course we still have our corner spitters who enter-
tain themselves by aiming at sidewalk cracks,
but the art has been taken from the drawing
room.
Mayhap the social fraternity spitters will make
the sport again acceptable in better society. Per-
haps we can look forward to the days when
Beechnut will be passed around at dances and
served as a side-dish at banquets. And then,
gentlemen, let the weak fall where they may!
Campus "Opnion
Letters published in this column should not be
construed as expressing the editorial opinion *of The
Daily. Anonymous commnuications will be disre-
garded. The names of communicants will, how-
ever, be regarded as confidential upon request.
Contributors are asked to be brief, confining them-
selves to less than 300 words if possible.
MVORE ABOUT INSTRUCTORS
The letter by Mr. Weiss in yesterday's Daily
would encourage the conclusion that the main
issue in Mr. Akers' letter was Mr. Akers' degree.
Our admiration for the sarcasni of Mr. Weiss
should not be dimmed by the observation that
his letter was sounding brass and tinkling cym-
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As for Mr. Akers' letter, I humbly venture the
suggestion that 'any kind of knowledge if it be
really such' may contribute to that 'ricier, more
abundant life' which Mr. Akers regards as the
aim of advanced study. There seems to me to be
no valid arguglent against the contention that
we should seek that kind of knowledge 'which
enables us to understand and evaluate men and
conduct and objects of experience.' The essential
differences of opinions are likely t rise from def-
inition of terms.
Mr. Akers' definition becomes apparent when he.
insists that a university instructor should be able.
to 'show us in what respects the materials he
teaches are germane to our contemporary prob-
lems.' First we should ask if these contemporary
problems involve issues which are constant and
highly significant in the experience of the human
race. The danger is that we may have our high-
est concern for the individual's relation, as a poli-
tical and social unit, to a volatile external world,
rather than for his relation, as a spiritual entity,
to the eternal verities as they have been winnow-
ed by the ages through human experience.
Let us agree that education should prepare one
for his part in the amelioration of the ills of the
world But that amelioration will not come
through sociological theory and political devices,
but rather through the -recognition of the indi-
vidual's will as the cardinal factor in the deter-,
mination of his character and circumstances. I
find myself often indignant at social injustice,
but when to the sessions of sweet silent thought'
I refer the ultimate issues, it seems to me that
all the civil\clianges imaginable are futile without
a change at heart in the individual experience
of every social agent. Only when all citizens are
convinced that external circumstances are largely
indifferent to the highest ultimate concerns of
mankind, will social justice be attained. If and
when everyone becomes an intelligent partisan in
the 'civil war in the cave' against acquisitiveness
and all the other weaknesses of human nature,
there will no longer be civil dissention in our so-
cial units; and the way will be open for human
intelligence to attain its noblest end and for hu-
man nature to realize its highest destiny.
Accordingly, th ideal university instructor, it
seems to me, will be little concerned with con-
temporary problems in so far as they are merely
contemporary. He will relate his material tomthose
elements of our experience which have a peren-
nial relevance to the nature and condition of our
kind.
Irvin Goldman
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BYTANDE R
By Kirkef Simpson
SENATE PROBES GIVE CAMPAIGN
USUAL SETTING
WASHINGTON, July 29.-(/P)-It has been a
long time since a presidential election was con-
ducted without some sort of a congressional ex-
penditures investigating committee hovering in
the background prepared to jump into the ring
at any moment. '
Who does not recall the important part played
in the Republican pre-convention battler of 1920
by the senatorial expenditure investigators of that
year? The whole course of political history might
have been different but for that committee's in-
tervention.
This year is no exception. A reorganized sen-
ate grand jury on expenditures has been set up
under the solemn and persistent Senator Robert
B. Howell of Nebraska, just waiting for an op-
portunity. When and where it will first be heard
from is a matter of speculation, but that it will
take a part in the election show nobody can rea-
sonably doubt.
Like a Side Show
Yet the present campaign opens with this ex-
penditures investigation phase as a mere side
show of the'part senatorial investigators may play
in what is to happen in November.
There are four other senate investigations, all
with a possible bearing on election results, also
preparing to get under way. And with such ir-
regulars as not Howell alone, but Borah of Idaho,
Couzens of Michigan, and Norbeck of South Da-
kota heading three of them, stalwarts of Repub-
lican regularity must shudder at the possibilities.
The only probe under control of a "regular" is
the farm board inquiry over which McNary of
Oregon will preside-and even McNary has had
moments of leaning to the left.
That Senator Borah's committee survey of
backgrounds of the American-Canadian St. Law-
rence seaway treaty can conceivably prove a very
important element of the campaign goes without

saying. It is possible Governor Roosevelt him-
self may appear before it in the interests of New
York state. The Bystander cannot recall a time
when a presidential nominee had an opportun-
ity for such a campaign forum as that.
Senator Couzen's inquiry into Reconstruction
Finance corporation loans and Senator Norbeck's
further exploration of stock exchange aspects of
the economic crisis offer fertile fields for more
political reactions. And the established reputa-
tions of both senYators for relentless pursuit of
their objectives illuminate the situation.

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DIVIDENDS FOR CARE
(Daily Iowan)
The story )has been told of the man who
traveled his way 'round the world, meeting All
sorts of terrible dangers, and emerging from them
unscathed. Then, after his arrival home, he fell
down his cellar stairs and broke his neck.
In some instances true cases have similarly
been cited. The monthly report of Iowa's state
labor commissioner, A. L. Ulrick, if expanded,
mighit show several congruous instances. That re-
port does show that for the month of June, falls
were the chief cause of injury in industrial acci-
dents.
The second largest. number of injuries was also
due to falls, not of persons, but of objects which
fell on them. Perhaps humorous references to
anger from monkey wrenches falling from air-
planes might find a real counterpart in fact.
In 6ny case, the central idea in combat against
the cause of injury is, carefusness. Not only in
industries, which are covered by the report, but in
the home, which offers a similiar or greater op-
portunity for such injuries.
The habit of being careful is easily formed, and
ust as easily kept in successful operation. A few
repetitions of an act bring it into- easy remem-
brance.
Teaching young Johnny to pick up his roller
skates, using a flashlight when descending dark
stairways, remembering not to perch the hammer
precariously on top of the stepladder, and scores
of other little acts of carefulness pay dividends
in safety.

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All right, you calamity howlers. Now is the
time that we pause in our monotonous routine of
everyday events to blow off a little excess steam
and at the same time set one on your low-geared
chins. There are certain groups and individuals
that still insist that the present depression is here

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