TIHE MICHIGAN DAILY
TUESDAY, JULY 12, 1932
The Miehigan Daily of the American public the lack of efficiency in
h gone of the three departments, something that has
Established 1890 been noticed in many gangsters cases before but
which needed a case of this importance to make
us rcalize that something had to be done. The
Curtis conviction is an anti-climax. It has not
helped the cause. Neither has the federal kid-
I naping bill. Perhaps leading reformers in the
~ - < i A 4udicial and executive fields will find the solution.
But the public will not stand ruide by the gang-
} rster and racketeer much longer. It has, at last,
- thanks to this latest affront to decency and or-+
1j1~der, become law-conscious.
6 ~'Resou~rcefulness Needed
fi"n The Depression . ..
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Entered at the Post Office at Ann Arbor, Michigan, as ing silkworms in his home. Despite statements
second class matter. Special rate of postage granted by
thcird Assistant Postmaster General. b scientists that silk could not be raised in this
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$1..50. During regular school year by carrier, $4.00; by of all in Michigan, he succeeded in obtaining
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TUESDAY, JULY 12, 1932
The Lindbergh Case
Maks us taw-Conscious .. .
twelve pounds of silk from his initial start of
two ounces of eggs. The next crop, le predicts,
will be many times larger.
The depression, as has been said before, is ag-
gravated by the mental condition of our people.
Those who have food, shelter, and clothing should
not comlplain. The objection lies, probably, in the
fact that many have had to do without luxuries,
and that constitutes hardship for them. If men
and women who have no reason to complain
c ould only cease talking about con'ditions, the
situation would be much, better. It is the ex-
amples set by those who are worst hit by the de-
pression and who, in spite of :apparent failure,
are making good in one way or another, that
lead us to believe all is not as black as pictured.
ditorial Comment I
UTAH TRADITIONS-TO BE OR
NOT TO BE!
By Kirke Simpson
WASHINGTON--The speed with which Chair-
ran James A. Parley of the new Democratic na-
tional committee, made over to the taste of Gov-
ernor Roosevelt, began trying to heal sores left
by Roosevelt's victory at Chicago is a bit signi-
It reflects a thing about the Roosevelt-for-
President rhovemnent that may have hampered
him somewhat in the race for the nomination--
although not much, viewed by Chicago results-.
but ought to help him in the election campaign.
A FRIENDLY POLICY
For the Roosevelt drive was guided by a desire
to make as many friends and as few enemies
within the party as was 'humanly possible.
In effect, Mr. Roosevelt set out for that nomin-
ation as soon as the votes which made him gov-
ernor of New York in 1928, by a mere 25.000 ma-
jority, were counted.
He personally circularized' Democratic leaders
in all states about a party program designed to
pick up the Democratic pieces after Hoover's vie--
Three years and more ahead of the' 1932 bat-
tle Roosevelt was making contacts all over the
country 'that were to prove valuable to him in
Whether' or not his former political friend and
associate, Alfred E. Smith, knew it, everybody
else did. And they knew also what it portended
-Roosevelt's own candidacy.
The Bystander can prove his own early judg-
ment of what was happening by referring to what
was said in this column as long ago as November
19, 1928. It visualized destiny as pointing to
Roosevelt as 1932 Democratic standard bearer.
"So far as The Bystander knows," it was add-
ed, "every political commentator. . . has already
picked Roosevelt, health permitting, as the next
Democratic presidential candidate."
That sounds like good prophecy know. It was
not. It was simply a bit of political reporting.
And in view of that Chairman Parley's peace
negotiations with Smith or the Smith die-hards
should not be hopeless unless there is a far deep-
er reason for the Smith-Roosevelt break than is
Still For Harmony
The point is that Roosevelt has aimed at being
a harmony candidate all along.. He is still at it,
undismayecd by the anti-Roosevelt die-hard vote,
which, oddly enough, included some Roosevelt
men to the last.
There were six and a half Roosevelt votes from
Connecticut, for instance, that never escaped
from the unit rule. They were cast for Smith to
S4 TEPPING iNTO A, MQDFRN 'WORLD '
Charting tomorrow's telephone needs
Once more an aftermath of the Lindbergl
kinping' case makes the front page of many a
laewspaper, breaking the long silence maintainec
on the affair, and presumably we shall hea
nothink more for a long time. This last item
comes from the conviction of Mr. Curtis for hav
ing aided the kidnappers in the case.
According to the judge who presided at the
trial, a verdict of guilty meant that Curtis had
Y actually contacted the kidnapers. Many are in-
clined to doubt that Curtis actually had any
communication with those guilty of the atrocious
affair, since by his own confession he thought up
al his stories for the publicity involved and also
for a certain newspaper. The verdict, more like-
ly, showed that the jury thought Curtis had aid-
ed the kidnappers by drawing a proverbial red
herring across the trail.
Looking at the Lindbergh case in retrospect, it
indicates a rather unhealthy condition of mind
of the American people. While police accused
newspapers of spoiling their chances for success
by the widespread publicity on the case, the sor-
did interest of many readers demanded such dIs-
play of stories by newspapers. Millions of readers
read every detail with morbid enthusiasm, and
then shook their heads in sorrow.
The case also indicated that several things are
wrong with our machinery of government. While
the police in many cities vigorously denied
charges of third degree after the release of one
'ef the' not-so-famous Wickersham reports, it is
evident that the New Jersey representatives of
the law so manhandled one of the witnesses in
the case that she committed suicide rather than
have to subrnit to more grilling after she had
told all she knew.
Because of the prominence of figures concern-
ed, every law enforcement agency at the disposal
of the government was called to assist in the
case., The irony of the situation lay in the fact
that when the government had failed, Colonel
pjndbergh had to ask gangsters and convicts to
assist him in the search as presumably the only
ones who could obtain information. Even whei
the federal 'investigators, the only ones who suc-
ceeded in putting Al Capone in jail, were un-
leashed on the case failure still was the only
result. If federal, state, and municipal officers,
as well as underworld leaders, could do nothing
for such an important figure, what could one ex-
pect from the law in the event that the same
thing should occur in the household of some un-
The failure in law enforcement has been blam-
ed on prohibition, on the judiciary, on the police,
and on the legislators who make the laws. In
exactly which department the proper remedy
sould be applied is still a question. Is it in the
manner of selection of juries? In the ineffici-
ency of the police? Is it due to corruption? Is
it some faulty judicial process? Or is it faulty
drafting of laws which offer so many loopholes
through which the guilty criminal may escape?
The police blamed the whole newspaper world
for their failure to make any progress in the case.
But the newspapers are not solely at fault.
Colonel Lindbergh was swindled of $50,000 be-
cause some one convinced him that he was the
real kidnaper. The only persons who could have
known the means by which such identity could
be established were the Colonel himself and the
policemen to whom he showed the original note,
which explained the identifying methods. Some-
where there was a leak, and it could scarcely
Looking ahead - laying a firm founda-
tion for tomorrow's telephone service
- has long been a keystone policy of
the Bell System.
To illustrate : business starts creeping
into a residential district -- a sign. that
greatly increased telephone facilities will
be irequired. Through intensive studies,
conmercial engineers forecast the needs
of five or more years hence with scien-
tific accuracy. Additional exchanges,
cable ducts, equipnment of all kinds are
planned and built. When the call comes
the telephone company is ready.
So long as the nation continues to
change and grow, the plotting of its fu-
ture telephone needs will never grqw
dull. The opportunity is there!
Every once in a while it is appropriate for uni-
r versity men and women to, remind themselves
that school is not merely a matter of going to
--classes, important as that is.
The country right now has a surplus of acad-
emic "grads" from one school or another, who
possibly won good grades, but who cared little or
nothing about extra-curricular . activities or
school life outside of the class room.
Dr. C. R. Mann of the Carnegie foundation has
made an intenshxe study among 1,500 successful
engineers covering the essential qualities they
felt had been most largely responsible for their
success. The study shows that 87 per cent of
theirdabilityto producemresults was developed
outside of the class room.
This interesting figure emphasizes the impor-
tance of a student's becoming identified with
school life in its various phases. Professional
men recognize this vital need of contacting and
give it expression by joining service clubs, com-
munity-building activities, fraternal organiza-
tions and the like.
If this is vital out of school, it is also import-
ant in school. As we see it, campus life, in its
various expressions, is far more significant than
most of us realize. Fr this reason, we certainly
should endeavor to keep up those important
school activities that have built up Utah tradi-
r Whn the student body of a school is small, that
is relatively easy. When, however, thousands
are to be considered, the problem calls for" the
most careful planning and organization.
' As we see it, the traditions of our great school
are at stake. It will be easy, indeed, for Utah to
become a highly departmentalized entity; a
spiritless, spineless aggregation of sophisticates,
that care little about the traditions that have
made the grand old school great.
It will require work, brains and leadership to
keep Utah in that galaxy of schools known the
world, over for their traditions and their spirit-
Notre Dame, Yale, Heidelberg, Princeton, Stan-
ford, and the others.-
In the approaching election, may the Chronicle
respectfully suggest that the candidates for of-
fice present their plans for the maintenance of
Utah traditions. Surely the student body is ens
titled to know the attitude of each' candidate,
and sthe comprehensiveness with which he in-
tends to meet his important issue.a
The Chronicle will be pleased to publish these
TALKIES AS TEACHERS-
(Indiana Daily Student)
Under a new educational plan announced by
Robert Maynard Hutchins, president of the Uni-
versity of Chicago, the talking motion-picture is1
to become a part of the teaching equipment of1
that University. The great dramas of life, ob-
scured now in textbooks, will be staged on the
screen, thus giving in a pictorial manner the his-t
tory of man's outstanding accomplishments,
The pictures willsbeeproduced immediately and
it is hoped that a series of 20 films will be readyt
by fall. T ey will be incorporated into the newf
educational plan at the University, being pre-r
sentedfor the first time to the present fresh-
Of much importance to the rest of the college
world is the availibility of these Mmie films ats
a verynominal cost. Costly and tedious experi-
ments, conducted in classrooms with small at-1
tendances, may now be seen on the screen wheree
an unlimited inumber may benefit.
President Hutchins made it plain that the Uni- ]I
versity is not entering the show business. "Neither 1
are we trying to jazz up education. We haveD
conceived the value of this kind of teaching, and
we plan to experiment with the talking motion-.
picture. It will not be a substitute for other
work; rather, it will be an important addition
LfCA~I ? T
4,000 FEET WAS CUT FROM
Director Edmund Goulding and Supervisor Irv-
ing Thalberg breathed a deep sigh of relief when
"Grand Hotel" was done. All they had to show
for their $960,000 and their seven great stars, was
12,000 feet of motion picture film in some high-
ly undecorative black boxes.
One night, Thalberg an Goulding quietly
sneaked out of Hollywood With the little black
boxes. And that same night, an unsuspecting au-
dience in a Monterey theatre got the thrill of
That audience had drowsed through the usual
feature film and were getting ready to go home,
when a sudden announcement flashed on the
Eight hundred people in. that theatre gasped
as one. Thalberg and Goulding were putting on
"cold," ,without r
a d v ance an-
n ou n ce ment
The 800 spe-.
tators sat back..
thankful to get; :: Z]
anything extra .
their m o n e y ?;;':
And with Thal-
b er g a n d
Goulding shiv- :
ering at t h e;
b a c k of the::
house, the first
scene > "h e
g i r l s at the.:?:.'.""
t e 1 e p h o n e
s w i t chboard'
t h e s c r e e n.
"Grand Hotel" ,. .
w'as having its
p r e m i e r e at GEfAGARBO and JOHN BARRYMORE
last, after 48 in"GRA OTN
days of inces-
sat shooting, after the building of huge sets, af-
ter the taming of temperamental stars.
Thalberg turned down his coat collar then; the
audience liked the picture. They were say~ing so.
But they liked things Thalberg didn't like. He
thought the film was too long, so he cut 4,000
feet out of it. He didn't like Garbo's first scene,
he didn't like the love scenes between Garboand
Barrymore, he didn't like a long scene in which
Lionel Barrymore and Jean Crawford appeared.
And when John Barrymore dropped the dancer's
gtolen necklace it sounded like a ton of coal slid-
ing down a chute. At Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
"Grand Hotel" went back into production. Cam-
eras clicked, lights purred, the retakes were on.
And every scene Thalberg didn't like was done
over again. Garbo and John Barrymore were
brought back. Joan Crawford and Lionel Barry-
more returned to the set.
Scenes were shortened and changed. Dialogue
was ruthlessly eliminated or changed. The busi-
ness of "Barrymore's disposal of the stolen neck-
lace was done in another way.
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