THE MICHIGAN D°.I AILY
The Michigan Daily
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By Kirke Simpson
which has brought about the most monstrous
and gargantuan economic crisis in over a cen-
tury. Men like Richard More, Roger Baldwin,
Norman Thomas, Judge Patrick O'Brien belong
to that group which will no longer listen to the
siren calls of your liberals, and it is these men
we believe the public should hear for a change.
p. H. Bridge
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WASHINGTON, July 15.-(AP)-It could not
have surprised any eye witness of the Republi-
can convention that Mr. Ogden Mills, secretary,
of the treasury, should have been selected by
Chairman Sanders of the national committee to
make the formal opening of the Republican cam-
paign. Mr. Mills was so big an administration
gun in the convention that this assignment was
Yet it might be wondered how Mr. Secretary
Arthur Hyde of the agriculture department took'
the form of the Sanders' announcement.
Just a day or so before, Mr. Hyde had dwelt
with much irony on the reforestation aspects of
Governor Roosevelt's acceptance speech.
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FRIDAY, JULY 15, 1932
Alumni as Our
;Best Advocates .. .
The recently published list of gifts received by
the University, during the past year proved two
things: that the University has a strong group of
alumni who are intensely interested in the wel-
fare of. their Alma Mater, and that prominent
men not in any way connected with the Univer-
sity think so highly of4it as' to make large gifts
to its various departhents.
It is the alumni, to a large degree, who inter-
pret the University to the outside world. They
constitute one of the biggest and best publicity
organizations any large institution could wish to,
have. Their unwavering loyalty to Michigan is
shown in the large numbers attending the an-
nual reunions as well as in their gifts. They are
all interested in its welfare and work continu-
ally for its advancement.
Some give money, some give gifts representing
investments, but far more give, equally as un-
selfishly, of their time and effort. The present
10-year program, which is scheduled to end in
1937, represents a drive by alumni groups and
alumnae organizations all over the cointry for
endowments which, in their estimation, will in-
crease the oppbrtunities Michigan will have to
offer to its students.
Michigan is rich in buildings, equipment, fac-
ulty and students. But it is richest in its alumni
Being also a cabineteer, why was his blast
ignored by his own side when Sanders announced
that Mills had been picked to open the campaign
in his Boston speech and that he would. deal.
then with the Democratic platform and the
A Matter Of Balance
Clearly, one of Mr.'Sanders' troubles is going
to be holding a nice balance of preference be-
tween cabineteer campaigners.
They would be more than human if they all!
subscribed to a theory that Mills is to be to the'
Hoover campaign of L932 what Senator Borah
was to the 19'28 proceedings.
Personal ambitions and jealousies often stand
in the way of epert staff work in a political
Still, Mr, Mills was given first honors and what
he did and said at Chicago to smooth the path
of the administration progam as to platform or
presidential running mate seemed fully to justify
Which recalls that the treasury transition from
the Mellon to the Mills era was accomplished
without' a bump./
It might be thought that when a man had held
the reins so long 'over a great department as had
"Uncle Andy" before he took to diplomacy, his
departure would cause some ripple of readjust-
mThere was no sign of it.
The financial reporters covering the treasury
were hardly aware of any change. They merely
saw Mr. Mills in a different office. That was all.
No 'Lameness' Here
"Oggie" Mills has done well by himself for a
lame duck. His last personal political foray was
an attempt to beat Al Smith for governor of
He did not do it, but his defeat did not dampen
the Mills ardor and he looms now as a big man in
the 1932 Hoover campaign.
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MR. BRIDGE DIDN'T GET THE POINT
To The Editor:
.The battle is now on! Your editorial, Canker-
ous Radicalism, in The Daily July 14 I presume
is your answer to my letter of a few days ago
protesting your remarks about communists.
(Note 1.) Of course you called communists
cowards; I called you unintelligent as well as a
coward (Note 2). Now you attack radicals with
scathing epithets of diseased states, such as
"cankerous mess" and "diseased organs in a
society . . ." Perhaps I can reciprocate in he
Why do you think Professor Carr spoke? Was
it not to supply those who are seriously interested
in discovering the actual facts with actual facts.
And we had Richard More speak also to supply
those who wished facts with information the
press you represent, and the system you so tena-
ciously uphold, will not supply. How many know
about the work which is being caried on tofr e
the Scottsboro boys and to free Tom- Mooney?
What papers give it? (Note 3). Only a few, only
radical papers. So the people who seriously want
the facts fail to get them except through speak-
ers like Professor Carr and Richard More.
As for speeches of this nature being passe I
wish to point out that we had a capacity crowd,
and that we kept a capacity crowd until Richard
More finished his discourse, and that throughout
his address applause was timely and copious.
You resent the comments made by comrade
More about the great American myth, Abraham
Lincoln, and your beloved idealist Woodrow Wil-
son. I did too after I finished high school. But
I was taught right here in the University of
Michigan other things besides myths fed to us
by money barons who control our primary and
secondary systems of education (Note 4). You
continue to worship the historical great men:
Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Napoleon,
Bismark, men who stood for slaughter, war
greed, hatred. Now any authentic college his-
tory will enlighten any one who still believes
Lincoln anything else than a politician. The
intelligent Negro no longer believes the myth
your Republican party has so long forced down
his throat-Richard More is not alone, nor are
the Negroes who no longer believe in the Lincoln
-myth, raidcals. And as for Woodrow Wilson, you
have only to consider his pre-war idealism with
what happened to this Utopian state under pres-
sure of the great war plutocrats. Of course they
let hir play with his pet hobby, the League of
Nations, which was perhaps an act of contrition
on the part of the great idealist. But it was a
harmless little thing easily combatted with a
As a little suggestion I propose the editorial
staff spend two years pursuing the study ofr
science. It's really an assistance in editorial
writing. It has that rare quality of enabling peo-
ple to meet facts square in the face: Journalists
have that great weakness of distorting facts. Ic
suggest also Rose Macaulay's Potterism as an
aid to good journalism as well.
And lastly I must comment upon your sugges-
tion about what our club should not do You
Note 1. Mr. Bridge's masterful attack of a
few days ago was directed at a Detroit Free Pr.ess
editorial. He mentioned this fact himself.
Note 2. Therefore he called the editor of the
Free Press unintelligent and a coward.
Note 3. The Daily does give space to Socialist
ac ivites, as witness these long campus opinion
diatribes. Ergo, according to Mr. Bridge's rea-
soning, we are a radical paper.
Note 4. The same money barons, namely the
state, control the University of Michigan.
Professor Carr was the only speaker who pre-
sented any facts in the Mooney case, which was
the subject of the meeting. We challenge any
of our readers to show that more than one-fourth
of the meeting was devoted to the subject for
which it was called.-The Editors.
A RADICAL ANSWERS
To The Editor:
The editorial on the Mooney meeting appearing
in this morning's Daily is certainly not in har-
mony with the facts involved in the case. The
writer ignores the fact that the capacity audi-
ence remained seated throughout the entire talk
given by Mr. Moore. Opportunity to leave the
auditorium was open to anyone who was not
the least bit sympathetic with his remarks. Yet
even our editorial writer remained, ilberal that
he claims to be, and then through the columns
of the Daily publishes an attack upon the meet-
ing which was one of very few worth-while meet-
ings that take place on this campus.
I wonder if it was expected that an 84-year-old
woman would get up and make an impassioned
speech? At the many meetings Mrs. Mooney has
attended in behalf of her son, at some of them
she did not speak at all. The speakers of the
evening were announced in the leaflets advertis-
ing the meeting.
If such statements as those in regard to Mr.
Lincoln and his freeing the slaves were made by
a University Professor, the writer of the editorial
would-not have claimed them to be false. How-
ever, in coming from a man who is avowedly a
radical and a negro at that, they are dangerous
statements and highly unworthy of being pre-
sented to a University audience. As an educator,
the writer is a firm believer in the teaching of
fairy tales to children and grown-ups as well. No,
such should not be the case in this day and age.
We are facing the situation of starvation, bread
lines, evictions, undernourishmpn'and diseases in
children resulting from a lack of proper food.
Can the person ignore these facts for such fairy
tales as came from President Hoover that "Pro-
perity is just around the corner?"
As a member of the Michigan Socialist Club I
take issue with the writer and inform him that
the members of the Club do not feel that the Club
was imposed upon. It is the work of the Club to
disseminate knowledge from all anglesof present-
day events. We would even go so far as to accept
an offer from the writer of the editorial to come
before the Socialist Club and address us on any
topic he feels he is well versed in. We invite him
to attend our meetings which are held regularly on
Wedneday nights. We may even engage in de-
bate with him or others of his type. Unmask.
Come out from your hiding place. Face the facts.
Find yourself. Get out and work for the working
class and promote the welfare of mankind to get
out of the pitiable situation in which millions in
this country find themselves.
Editor's Note: Despite this castigation from Mr.
Spencer, the editors must persist in their childish
belief that the suffering millions cannot be ma-
terially benefited by an attack on Abraham Lin-
coln, long since dead, who is remembered, justly
or not, for qualities that even a Socialist may
stoop to honor.
To The Editor:
Mr. Fish's defense of capitalism under the
cloak of liberalism may prove misleading. Al-
though the liberals reject the ruthless methods
resorted to by the founders of communism, there
can be no doubt that genuine liberals stand
united with the communists in their indictment
of the capitalistic order of society. The distin-
guished emissary from Wall Street seemed en-
tirely oblivious of this fact. With the resump-
tion of his "red-baiting" activities he would do
well to instigate a nation-wide inquiry into the
doings of liberals. It is certain that he would
find in liberalism an even graver threat than
he does in the propaganda of an admittedly im-
potent communism. And then, in keeping with
his well-known brand of liberalism, Mr. Fish
no doubt will find it expedient to protect our
liberty against liberals by advocating a liberal
form of martial law.
Wolff, von Wernsdorff.
TO MERRIE ENGLAND
While we are daring to hope that this may be
the last 12 miserable years of hypocrisy,
snoopery, and repression; our cousins in England
are celebrating the completion of 100 years of
England's temperance movement began in
1832, when "seven wise men of Preston" laid out
a campaign based upon moral suasion and faith
in human nature. They met in a small room in
a little cotton town and pledged their lives to
spreading the ideal of temperance among fellow-
Britons. T o d a y temperance in England is
stronger than ever in its history, and statistics
In the past 20 years of this movement the con-
sumption of alcohol has decreased 48 per cent;
deaths attributable to alcohol have dropped from
5827 to 2088; drinking hours have been reduced
by one-half and the evils of excessive drinking
In vain prohibition has tried to get a toe-hold
in Engla~nd. altho for years there was~ one nrohi-
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In retiring from the I
Chairmanship, Mr. Raskob
ness to wait for his money,
about lending any more.
but he said
, Music an Drama
"AT MRS. BEAM'S"
(A Review by Mary A. Spaulding)
C. K. Munro's 'At Mrs: Beam's": was given its
first performance by the Michigan Repertory
Players Wednesday evening.
Turning imthediately t'o the acting we find
that Miss Tudeau gave us a true picture of Laura
Pasquale. She was sufficiently warm and seduc-
tive to be interesting. The /quality possessed by
her that the others lacked ,vas an ability to re-
tard and accelerate the rhythm as well as to
color her tone. Mr. William Butler was adequate
as Dermott. This character of the gentlemanly
robber is an actor's heaven-witty lines, effective
bits of stage business, and an opportunity for.
colorful presentation. Munro's Mise Shoe is un-
forgettable. But Miss Barrer's conception of the
part needed more depth. After all, this is not
a farce so much as it is a character comedy.
However, it was she who was most warmly ap-
plauded throughout. Miss Frances Johnson was
amusing as the lisping, giggling Mrs. Stone. She
gushed and breathed her way in and out of every
scene in which she appeared. And in her gush-
ing won most of the truly appreciative laughs of
the evening. Miss Cosgrove's Miss Cheezle was-
the best bit of acting in the play. Incidentally her
costume was more artistically in keeping than
the others. Mrs. Bebb was colorfully portrayed
by Miss Foster. And carefully.
. Generally speaking, the ensemble work lacked
the professionalism that has characterized pre-
vious productions of these players. For one thing
(and the most evident), the tempo was much
too quick and nervous. Miss Trudeau's drawl
iwas a godsend in this respect. For another,
there was little gradation of tone. Each actor
seemed to find a certain tone level and kept with
it constantly. Finally, the accenting might have1
been better. It really is a bit too cosmopolitan l
for a boarding house such as Mrs. Beam's to
harbor so many different speaking people-par-s
ticularly when the American speaking ones have
lived in England all their lives. These faultsI
wish to call the attention of the
student, body may be published
here. IfEyou have grievances to
redress, if you have blame or praise
to give, here is the proper place for
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