THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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anyone around to tell us how rotten we are in our
handling of the journalistic side of Illini life. h
There is nothing that a staff appreciates more t
than good criticism, but a great deal of the hot s
air we listen to isn't that. We know there is un- c
doubtedly something wrong with us, but why not
tell us what it is instead of raving about the gen- o
eral delinquency of existing conditions?Y
Who started this line of griping anyway? Wek
didn't mean to get off the subject like that, but a
resume of the past few weeks naturally broughtc
up the subject. We will drop it for our own sake9
and for your benefit and endeavor to recall a few
more things that happened this summer.
First came the tennis courts furore, which wasX
settled to the benefit of all tennis enthusiasts int
a few days. Then there was the branch library
question, which has not been thrashed out en-
tirely yet. We never did get full use of all the1
libraries, but it is doubtful that all of them would
have been used anyway. It is nice to think that1
we didn't have to work hard enough to use all of
them at least. To those of you who do not admiret
our attitude on this question of work, we sincerelyl
apologise, but it must be the weather. Our fam-
ily always said we were very ambitious in our in-
The first pre-prom mixer was quite an affair.
No warmer brawl was ever held in Bradley hall,
and a larger amalgamation of stags was never
assembled in one place in our recollection. The
idea caught on, and we now have a precedent set
by the committee that will certainly be hard to
follow for those who must have charge of such
social affairs next year.,
Then there was the all-University golf cham-
pionship (the finals of one flight were played at
the Urbana Country club), the tennis tourna-
ment, and the Central Illinois tennis champion-
ship just finished and won by an Illini man.
Of course the summer prom with all its lack of
pomp and circumstance. Dancers in the moon-
light on the roof, throwing away cares for the
week-end and really starting out right.
Come to think of it, there hasn't been much
rain this summer. We will have to save the col-
lected weather reports for those students who, in
winter, spend the greater part of the time grip-
ing about Champaign-Urbana weather. The final
band concert a few days ago in which several stu-
dent directors appeared before the public just
about topped things off.
We watch the summer school students getting
ready to leave the campus and wish each one of
a real vacation, and may you be back soon on the
The rally toward Mr. Hoover with respect to
is prohibition statement is likewise a tribute
o the man and to the general qualities of his
statesmanship and character. The country ac-
cepts his position because it believes in him.
Deep down in the minds of the men and women
of America there is a profound confidence in the
honesty and sincerity of the President. People
know that any utterance he makes and any
promise he gives, whether of a political nature
or not, is straight forward and without guile.
They know that Mr. Hoover is incapable of doing
anything in violation of his conscience or his
If President Hoover has taken a certain position
toward the prohibition question it is because he
firmly believes it is the sound one to adopt; and
he may be depended upon to stand by his guns
regardless of personal consequences as long as
he continues in this belief.
This is the more evident because the qualities
of steadfastness and sincerity resident in the
President have in the last three years been tested
out again and again in fields and areas of re-
sponsibility that have nothing to do with the
prohibition question, but which at the present
moment are of much more importance than even
the wet and dry issue. They have carried him
to success in a long fight for America against the
threat of destructive economic depression; they
have enabled him to save the nation its institu-
tions, and its confidence in itself at a time when
almost all the outside world has been passing
through the throes of major political, social and
EARLIEST AMERICAN ART
Week after next the Indians on Walpole Island
will hold their annual fair. This is an event worth
visiting from historic motives as well as because
of its picturesque aspect.
The Indians, mostly Ojibways, Ottawas and
Pottawatomies, live less than 60 miles distant.
Their community on the island in the St. Clair
river is the nearest Indian settlement to Detroit.
A generation ago it was fairly familiar to De-
troiters. Today it is singularly remote. That is
a result of this motor age which has dimmed
the pleasure of water travel between here and
You should know about those Walpole Indians.
Their ancestors, or a majority of them, were
Michigan Indians. In the early days of the last
century they were accorded treaty rights to at-
tractive land in central Michigan. The soil was
rich, the hunting and fishing were good. They
were happy. The sturdy church-going Christians
from New England colonized this state. Thes
Christian whites saw that the Indian land was
valuable and that the Indians were not orthodox
Christians in the New England sense of that
word. So they plied the Indians with whisky and
cheated themand drew up new treaties and even-
tually ran them out of Michigan.
The Canadian government gave them sanctu-
ary, settled them at Walpole and has taken ex-
cellent care of them since.
By all means go to their fair if you have not
already attended it. Go and see the Indian games
and races, examine their handicraft. Visit and
mingle with the descendants of people who lived
here in Michigan before your great-grandparents
ever had heard of it.
A ,Exce tional Series
Qircu lation Manager ..................Cinton B. Conger
TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 1932
End of Summer
The Summer Session approaches the end. About
'94 that intervenes now between the breaking up
of the classes and groups that constituted the
1932 Summer Session of the University of Michi-
gan are the blue books. Of course, to those who
have made summer school merely the excuse for
a s mer's loaf, they assume a little more import-
Wce than might be conveyed from the preceding
stene. They shouldn't be great stumbling
blocks, however, for students who have realized
what they were in school for. Very little review-
ng wiU put them in excellent shape to pass any
° or those students who have been more dili-
gent in attendance at picture shows, to swimming
in the Huron, and to canoeing, there is still hope
maing the coveted C or better. The final blue
book counts considerably in most courses. A good
mark on one with a reasonable attendance at
classes almost insures a passing grade. It then
behooves every man who is low in a course to do
ome industrious studying during the next week.
Don't try to discover a short cut to the knowl-
edge. There aren't many, and more than likely
if you rely on one you will find yourself later on
staring at the blank page of a blue book with not
an idea in your head. Attack the course intelli-
gently. Try to get a general outline of it in your
mind, so that you have the main points at your
disposal. Then, if you have time, fill in with more
.detailed matter. A knowledge of the essentials
of the course, coupled with common sense, will
often result in an intelligent answer where partic-
ular knowledge is lacking.
Don't put off reviewing any longer. Cramming
is a poor -substitute for consistent studying. By
starting now any student should be able to get his
courses sufficiently well in hand that he can ap-
proach his final blue books with confidence as
to the result.
And there is considerable satisfaction in that.
A list of good grades would be a fitting climax
for a very enjoyable summer.
To those who didn't mind our ranting this sum-
mer we bid a fond good-bye, to those who didn't
"et themselves be irritaed we say adieu, to those
(both o you) who really liked the drivel and
slush from this typewriter we save our best and
shiniest au revoir. And to the whole student body
now so busily engaged in going places or doing
things we give all three sweet smelling sentiments.
No matter where or how you go and what you do
fleeting summer acquaintances, soft rustling
leaves swaying in time with the monotony of an
instructor's dry remarks, heat, humidity, swim-
ming, dancing, shows, moonlight, cokes,'golf, ten-
nis, with finals to top it all off-that's summer
Think it over this last morning. Even though
you do have one more or perhaps two more ex-
ams. It has really been a fine summer. The poli-
tical conventions started things off nice for us
because listening to them on the radio made it
seem cooler down here. Everyone you met was
A DEPLORABLE SITUATION
(Toledo News Bee)
Gov. White, changing his mind overnight, re-
fuses to accept the resignation of JohnW. Bricker
from the public utilities commission of Ohio.
Commissioner E. J. Hopple calls a meeting of
the commission for Monday morning "with the
understanding that we shall continue our study,
discussion and consideration of this (the Colum-
bus gas rate) case until such time as we can an-
nounce a decision."
This we see the exigencies of politics pressing
for a speedy decision in a rate case, a deplorable
situation, all because two members on the com-
mission are candidates for elective office-Bricker
is the Republican nominee for attorney general,
and Commissioner Frank W. Geiger is a Republi-
can candidate for supreme court.
We hold no brief in this matter for Messrs.
Bricker, Geiger or Hopple, or for Gov. White. It
is deplorable that the public utilities commission
has been involved in a political squabble that is
bound to affect public confidence in the com-
mission and its works. This squabble might have
been avoided if Bricker and Geiger had resigned
months ago when they became candidates for
There has been much criticism of the delay of
the commission in rendering decisions, particu-
larly in the two matters Gov. White mentions:
The Columbus gas rate case and the Bell tele-
phone rate case which is now nine years old.
The commission is charged with fixing reason-
able rates, and in performing that duty speed is
secondary to justice to all parties concerned. And
speed forced by 'politics is disgraceful.
The telephone case is now held up in the com-
mission pending certain investigations by the at-
torney general's office and, by the way, the at-
torney general, Gilbert Bettman, is the Republi-
can candidate for United States senator.
The Columbus gas rate case, as Gov. White
points out, is "commonly supposed to be now
ready for decision."
From Columbus gas consumers comes no pres-
sure for a speedy decision. They are paying 48
cents a thousand cubic feet, the lowest in the
state, and they feel any change is more likely to
mean more than less. The decision, when it does
come, will act as a precedent in gas rate cases
pending in other cities of the state.
The political play is interesting. Bricker and
Geiger on the Republican state ticket. Bricker
prepares a report in the ,Columbus case. Hopple,
a Democrat, and Geiger, a Republican, hold it up.
Bricker to stay on the commission if he chooses
Responsibility for filling the vacancy and, inci-
dentally, for the rate decision, thrown into the
lap of Gov. White. The governor passing the
buck back to Bricker, whose move it now is, for
we know of no way the governor can force
Bicker to stay on the commission if he chooses
to exercise his "constitutional right" and resign.
The disgraceful thing is that all this political
play is about a rate fixing commission, which
has to do with the pocketbooks of rate payers and
the fortunes of utilities, and which the law con-
templates shall be entirely divorced from politi-
The only possible good result of this affair is
that it provides Ohio with an object lesson about
how a public utilities commission should not oper-
ate, and may prevent any future commissioner
from running for elective office.
LOWELL THOMAS - Famous Radio
S ubjec1: Froim Manidaday to Singapore." Motion picture.
CARVETH W ELLS-Famous Lecturer
who makes the truth sound
stranger than fiction.
By Kirke Simpson
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15.-(A)-That President
Hoover regarded the occasion of his acceptance
speech as the most critical moment of his poli-
tical career, few who heard him deliver it could
It was a new Hoover who faced a loyally noisy
audience in Constitution Hall and the vast com-
pany listening beyond the radio "mikes."
It was a Hoover stirred to a fighting pitch rare-
ly if ever exhibited before in his public addresses.
It was noticeable in his manner of delivery, per-
haps, even more than in the wording of the plat-
form he built for himself.
Mr. Hoover is hampered by lack of oratorical
knack. He has nothing of gesture and little of
changing inflections to give stress and emphasis
to his words.
SPURRED BY THE EVENT
Yet, despite these limitations, the President
managed to put a solemnity into his tones that
spoke volumes for his own evaluation of the im-
portance to his own hopes and aspirations of what
he said. His rate of speaking was speeded up be-
yond his normal pace. It almost seemed that he
had much of what he read by heart.
Watching the President among his guests on
the White House lawn that afternoon, The By-
stander thought he sensed something of the
solemn mood that marked the acceptance speech
a few hours later.
Mr. Hoover played his role of host gracefully,
smiling as he exchanged pleasantries with this
or that purely social group.
Yet his preference seemed to be for the un-
smiling brief conferences he had with two or three
at a time of the party key men from many states
as he moved about.
* * *
The Bystander felt then that Mr. Hoover's
thoughts were almost exclusively with his coming
acceptance speech, the answer he would make-
perhaps the most boldly phrased of his career-
to the challenge of his leadership that is the
foundation stone of the Democratic campaign to
drive him from the White House.
As a study of the two major personalities of the
campaign, President Hoover and Governor Roose-
velt, the talking movie records of their acceptance
speeches should be illuminating to political his-
They are as dissimilar as men could be. Where
the one enters the lists ardently eager for the high
adventure of the battle itself, the other faces, the
onslaught solemnly, a heavy task laid upon him.
"Noah's Home Town." Motion pictures.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS - Noted
Irish Poet and Playwright.
"The Irils Theater."
DR. RAYMOND L. DITMARS-
Curator of the New York
Zo okoc4eaI Gardens-
Autho r of many la-kttirebooks.
Subject: "Snakes and Reptiles." Motion pictures.
DR* I111 DURANT -Authorof the
Story of Iu1fosophy and Other
Subject: "l)emoeraey ;t the (Cros iRoads."
And one tler number to be arranged.
Prices and dates to be announced later.
If you wish (1 circular "It#leis coursC please fll out
the following Coupon.
OFFERS COMMON GROUND
(Detroit Free Press)
The swing of the wets on the one hand and of
the moderate drys on the other toward approval
of the position of President Hoover as he defined
it in part of his speech of acceptance devoted to
prohibition is a significant tribute to the sound-
ness and practical character of the stand he has
The movement also is a striking indication that
the President, in speaking his mind frankly and
without guile, has largely nullified the effort of
the Democratic platform architects in Chicago
to make the eighteenth amendment a partisan
issue in the national political campaign. Mr.
Hoover relegated that question to the Senatorial
and Congressional contests where it belongs, and
in doing so has performed a real service for the
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