THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, JULY 2E 1938
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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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built, at a cost of $1,500,000 each; a Negro clergy
man was appointed to the Emergency Relief Ad
ministration; a swimming pool is to be added to
recreation center in Harlem; police in Harlen
were warned that complaints of abuses would bl
rigidly investigated; and hospital facilities will b1
nade more adequate as soon as is possible.
No recommendation of the committee was ig
nored. This is a commendable action whic
merits emulation everywhere as an approach t
problems of social unrest.
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AS _- _
The Communist Platform
(From The St Louis Post-Dispatch)
EVIDENTLY taking its cue from the rece
French elections, in which a fusion of left
wing parties, ranging in hue from deep crimso
to light pink, was victorious, the Communist part
of America has, in the words of William Z. Foste
laid "the foundation for a great people's fron
party." The platform adopted Sunday in Nev
York is not a highly revolutionary document.I
does not call for substitution of a dictatorship o
the proletariat for the present form of govern
ment. Except for a proposal to make child labo
unconstitutional, the platform makes no recom-
mendation to change the Constitution, as thl
Socialist party did.
If we glance at what the platform does propos
it becomes apparent that it differs from the Re
publican and Democratic platforms not so muc
in principle as in degree.
It favors the W PA, but would extend its scop
It favors relief payment and pensions, but woul
make them larger. It favors freeing farmers o
debt. It favors refinancing farmers' debt at
low rate of interest (Frazier-Lemke bill). Suc
proposals as tax-exemption for small farmer
government price control to guarantee farmer
cost of production, abolition of military train
ing in the schools, a graduated land tax, low
rental housing and higher income, gift and in
heritance taxes-those things sound mild comin
Voters in November who are looking for an ad
vanced radical platform may find the Socialist o
Union party more to their liking. This means
we presume, that the Communists, interested i
enlarging the scope of their following (the Com
munist ticket in 1932 polled only about 55,00
votes), have adopted the tactical step of toning
down their proposals. The uncompromising stand
for outright Communism, characteristic of th
party in the past, has been abandoned for strategi
reasons. Lenin and Stalin set precedents for thi
maneuver and the English Socialists used to cal
it "the inevitability of gradualness."
Under Paul Y. Anderson's by-line on Sidelight
On Deiocratic Convention, the St. Louis Post
Dispatch prints "A Stff Correspondent of the Post
Dispatch." Honesty or editorializing?
Ancient Romans, it is rumored, had to discon
tinue their holidays because the lions were eating
up the prophets.
--The Easterner, Ball State Teachers College.
An official "divorce certificate" is offered sepa-
rated parties by a Travis county, Tex., court clerk
Hurrah For The
" tRHAPS IT IS TRUE that youth is
I not always discriminating in the
causes through which it vents its idealism; but to
warn youth against movements for social reform
in general as did President Robert G. Sproul of
the University of California in his speech before
the National Education Association Tuesday eve-
ning is more pernicious than the original sin.
One of the virtues of President Ruthven's grad-
uation address on the same subject of youth mis-
led by social propagandists, was that he spoke in
specific terms and slogans instead of in general
terms, and secondly, that he recognized, as indeed
what thinking person can escape recognizing, that
there is a vital need for social consciousness on the
part of the younger generation during the par-
ticular brand of transition our age is witnessing.
These 'social racketeers," says President Sproul,
are telling youth that America "is not the fair
land of .hope and opportunity that, always and
everywhere, it has been pictured to be." Youth is
being "mercilessly exploited by the social rack-
eteer ... those who plot to trade on youth's ideal-
There is no doubt in our minds that President
Sproul is speaking exclusively of Communism
among college youths. There is no other brand
of radicalism-atheism, anarchism (we hope he
would not include student anti-war demonstra-
tions!)--now causing college administrators as
much difficulty. If this is the case, we would say
to President Sproul that the way to combat the
"merciless exploitations of social racketeers"
is to teach in his school what Communism, or any
other proposal for social, economic or political
reform, really is. It seems to us that if President
Sproul's school is really producing educated men
and women, he need have no fear about their
falling prey to propagandists. The answer to so-
cial racketeers is education, not a blind aversion
for reform in general.
The most important reason why educators must
teach facts and principles of the social scene
rather than attitudes is that this is a time, even
this year, when a decision must be made about
the economic philosophy of this country; those
who know what communism is, what government
regulation is and what it may be expected to do,
may be expected to form a rational opinion about
the nature and proper function of government
in these coming years; those who take seriously
the extremely generalized comments of President
Sproul, will not be able to distinguish between
panacea and reform.
e 'THE STORY OF SCOTLAND YARD," by Sir
X Basil Thomson; (Doubleday, Doran).
-_ SCOTLAND YARD has not always been tops in
h criminal detection work. Readers of the Sher-
o lock Holmes exploits will recall that Inspector Le- SADVERTISING
strade was at first little better than a flogging AD E T SN
dummy for Holmes. Later he was treated with Place advertisements with Classified
tolerance at least. Advertising Department. Phone 2-1214.
The classified columns close at five
It all grew out of the 18th century, according to o'clock previous to day of insertion.
Box numbers may be secured at no
Sir Basil Thomson, one of the Yard's most dis- extra charge
tinguished heads. Sir Basil took over the Yard in cash in aiadvancaveragper reading line
(on basis of fvaerge words to line)
1913 and administered the machine through the for one or two insertions. l0c per read-
ing line for three or more insertions.
incredibly difficult war years, ending his service Minimum three lines per insertion.
in 1921. He probably is as competent as any living Telephone rate - 15c per reading line
for two or more insertions. Minimum
man to write its history; at any rate "The Story three lines per insertion.
10% discount if paid within ten days
of Scotland Yard" is an exceedingly difficult book from the date of last insertion.
it to put down. By Contract, per line -2 lines daily,
t- He begins it with a typical Scotland Yard case 4 lines .O.D., 2 months ............8c
2 lines daily, college year ...........7e
n --the murder of Police Constable Gutteridge of the 4 lines E.O.D., 2 months.............8c
,y Essex County police in 1927. The procedure is 100 lines used as desired ...........c
r, typical, and the solution is interesting. From 1,000 lines used as desired ..........7c
t the specific he goes to the general, which in the The abverusates areer reading line
w book is a discussion of 18th century crime and ef- based on eight reading lines per inch
Ionic type, upper and lower case. Add
It forts toward the curtailment thereof; the watch- 6c per line to above ratesrfor all capital
letters. Add 6c per line to above for
f men of glorious inefficiency; the Bow Street run- bold face, upper and lower case. Add
- ners, and so forth. l0c per line to above rates for bold face
r Thence to Sir Robert Peel and his first term of The above rates are for 72 point type.
- office as home secretary. Then he campaigned
e for a revision of England's criminal procedure. - ~-~-
In 1829 he introduced a bill providing for the M aor Leagues
e, establishment of a central board of police to re- J
place the inefficient and often corrupt watchmen.
h The bill became law in June of that year, and AMERICAN LEAGUE
the home secretary went about the business of W L Pet.
e, establishing the metropolitan police . New York...........48 22 .686
d For 13 years, in the face of violent and often Detroit ............ .37 22 .536
f bitterly unfair opposition, the new force func- Boston ............. .38 33 .535
a tioned successfully without any branch corre- Washington ......... 38 33 .535
h sponding to our modern detective forces. Cleveland ...........36 33 .522
S, The first mention of the "C. I. D.," as it later Chicago .............31 36 .463
Philadelphia ........24 43 .35
's was known, is in the Hampstead murder case of o4
- 1845. From this point Sir Basil is on ground rea- Yesterday's Results
- sonably familiar to modern readers. His descrip- 2 Csa s
- tion of the legal and other matters affecting the Detroit 21, Chicago 6.
g Yard is salted with frequent mention of specific Washington 13-14, Philadelphia
cases in point. The result is a book for amateur 5-4
- criminologists as well as history for the historians. St. Louis 16, Cleveland 12 (Second
rt -J.S. game, incomplete).
S, --Games Today
n Something the President and Congress over- Detroit at Chicago.
- looked in scanning the list of taxables is suggested Cleveland at St. Louis (2).
0 by the Village Council of Casas Viejas, Spain, Washington at Philadelphia
g As a means of "swelling revenues" the Council Boston at New York.
d voted to tax the parish priest for the tolling of
e bells according to the following rates: daily low ATLALEG
c mass, $3; Sunday high mass, $6; pontifical high StWLouis.43 26 L P.
s mass, $30, and so on. Wearing a cassock in public Chicago.... . .. . .....41 25 .621
.1 is taxable to the extent of $3. Chicago............41 25 .621
Pittsburgh ..........39 31 .557
The newly-discovered white dwarr star, Ross Cincinnati ..........36 30 .545
s 627, is one of the densest known, according to the New York ..........37 32 .536
- Associated Press. Only two white dwarfs are Boston..... . ........33 38 .465
- fainter. Ross 627 is 35 light years, or 210,000,000,- Philadelphia ........23 46 .333
000,000 miles, from the earth. Brooklyn ............ 23 47 .329
- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch estimates that more Boston 8, New York 6.
g than half of those present at the Democratic Brooklyn 6-3, Philadelphia 1-10.
convention were on the government payroll. Pittsburgh 9, St. Louis 4.
The Texas forest service estimates that products
- of the east Texas farm forest are valued at Games Today
. $8,000,000 annually. PhYeki ata Broolyn.
St. Louis at Pittsburgh.
eh nan's Decision Chicago at Cincinnati.
LEye lass Frames -
z didacy Affects Roosevelt- E epaired.
Lenses Ground. ;
(2) That the concentration of the personalities of HALL E R'S J ewed ry
Mr. Roosevelt and Mr. Lehman on the public wel- State Street at Liberty
fare program of the New Deal, as made in the
President's letter to the Governor, gives that pro-
gram new appeal among doubters and operates
against a split ticket.
But the' following analysis, made by the State
leader mentioned above, is factual as contrasted
with theoretical. It serves to clarify, especially Today and Friday!
after a visit to the registration records, the real FRED MacMURRAY
reason why Mr. Lehman's decision may fix the FRAN BENNETT
verdict of the national election. JOAN BENNETT
The Republicans, said this experienced profes- ZASU PITTS
sional politician, can be given a maximum of
500,000 majority outside the greater city for the "H ours
Presidential ticket. Therefore New York City
must produce more than 500,000 Democratic ma- A ir"
jority to assure the President of the State's elec-
toral vote. According to careful estimates made
by fellow bosses in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and
the Bronx and Richmond, something more than PAUL -CAVANAUGH
that 500,000 is in sight. But the margin is not HELEN WOOD
large or certain at the present state of the survey,
and it was made on*the basis that Mr. Lehman "CHAMPAGNE
would not be a candidate to succeed himself. CHARLIE
Poor A Strong Factor
The effect of that announcement, said the State Coming Saturday
leader, will be to bring out for registration as
Democrats between 50,000 and 100,000 voters in JEAN H ERSHOLT
the poorer city districts who otherwise would not "SINS OF MAN"
register at all and therefore would not vote. They
see in the Governor a compassionate friend and
patron. Their interest in political combat is
negligible. They are distrustful of the promises
of politicians. The grim and hard experiences of
their drudging lives have convinced them that
successful aspirants for office forget them as LM E
soon as the election is over.
But they make a complete exception of Gover-
nor Lehman. Personally, by hearsay and by the
printed word, they know of his qualities and his
works. He is'the only candidate who can bring LI
them to the registration book and to the polls. In JIs
order to be sure that their votes for him will be
counted, they follow all the way up and down
the ticket which includes his name. Not on
Tammany's appeal, but for their own peace of T O N IG H T al
mind, they "vote every star."
This, according to the study made by the poli-
tician herein quoted, is the basic importance to II Frt nv
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LAUNDRY WANTED: Student Co-
ed. Men's shirts 10c. Silks, wools,
our specialty. All bundles done sep-
arately. No markings. Personal sat-
isfaction guaranteed. Call for and
deliver. Phone 5594 any time until
7 o'clock. Silver Laundry, 607 E.
LAUNDRY 2-1044. Sox darned.
Careful work at low price. Ix
FOR RENT: 2 lovely suites for two
or for a married couple. Private
bath. 508 Monroe. Also double room,
BOARD. $3.50 weekly. 12 meals.
Strictly home cooking. Slade's, 608
Hill St., near State. 2
DANCING CLASS PLANNED
Dancing classes for beginners will
be given in the Michigan League
Ballroom at 7:30 p.m. each Monday
beginning July 6. The types of dances
to be taught will consist of the fox
trot, waltz and simple tango, at the
cost of six lessons for $1.50. All
those interested are asked to sign up
in the League Ballroom.
Those who wish to learn new steps
in the fox trot, waltz and tango, at
the same cost, may still sign up in
the League Ballroom not later than
July 7. The
COOL, nicely furnished single room.
'Coil mattress, shower bath, con-
tinuous hot water, reasonable rent.
Call 8741. 6
FOR RENT: Room in apartment, one
block from campus. For graduate
student. Call 2-2139 after 4:30.
FOR RENT: Cool, nicely furnished
room with adjoining lavatory.
Shower bath. Continuous hot
water. Garage. Phone 8544. 422 E.
OFFER wanted for lot twenty-one
Eastover Hills. Write W. T. God-
dard, Commerce Bldg., St. Paul,
LOST AND FOUND
LOST: Black ana white mottled
bound notebook. Reward. C. R.
Ti'eadwell. Phone 5671. 3
WANTED: Student men to work for
meals. Bright Spot Restaurant.
Packard & Arch St..
Class & individual in-
struction in all types
of dancing, Teachers
course. Open daily dur-
ing Sunmer Session.
10 A.M. to 9 P.M.
Terrace Garden StudWo
l ~Wuerth Theatre Bldg,
£&L 4 7 w ~ J
The Effect Of L(
How The Governor's Can
By ARTHUR KROCK
--Reprinted from The New York Times--
What is reflected by the betting odds on elec-
tions now quoted in Wall Street? Moves on the
political surface, undoubtedly, and not the deeper
research which will come in October. An ex-
ample of the superficial controls of these "odds'
was given yesterday when they rose in favor of
the President's reelection on the news from Al-
bany that Governor Lehman will run again this
autumn, after all.
If the ratio had risen against the probable suc-
cess of the Republican State ticket, that change
would have reflected good reasoning and other
sound bases on the part of the "experts" who
suggest these odds. There is no doubt that Gov-
ernor Lehman is the greatest vote-getter, for
himself, New York State has ever known. A
mere glance into The New York Times Index
is sufficient to prove that. Also there is no doubt
that many Republicans, up-State and down, will
vote for the Governor to succeed himself who
otherwise would support the Republican candi-
date. A casual inquiry in any street, office or
manufacturing plant is all that is needed to as-
But New York State voters have proved re-
peatedly that they well understand how to
scratch the ticket, how to support a popular Dem-
ocrat for State office and transfer the rest of their
crosses to Republicans, candidates for President
included. When President Wilson, despite his
personal appeal, lost control of Congress in 1918,
the voters in New York elected Alfred E. Smith
Governor. In 1928 ,though they certified Mr.
Smith's estimate of Franklin D. Roosevelt's
strength at the polls by choosing him for Gov-
ernor, they gave New York's electoral vote to Her-
bert Hoover against Mr. Smith himself.
Facts Versus Theory
These examples serve to demonstrate that,
granting Mr. Lehman a hitherto dominant voting
following, his candidacy for Governor does not
necessarily mean that if he is reelected the Presi-
dent will carry the State. It does definitely im-
prove Mr. Roosevelt's prospects. The reason for
that, as explained to me by one of the soundest of
the political leaders in the State, is not, however,
the one on which the change in the "odds" was
Room hunting was dreaded by poor Mrs. Ghent,
Days and days even weeks she spent,
While smart Mrs. Brown
Found the choice of the town
Under the heading of "Rooms to Rent"!
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CONGRATULATIONS are due New
York City for its spendid treatment
of the Harlem riot problems. According to reports
in the New York Times, Mayor LaGuardia has
proceeded with an intelligence that should char-
acterize all public activity, but is, unfortunately,
usually conspicuously lacking.
During March of this year, Harlem witnessed
several days of severe rioting, during which several
persons were killed. Instead of sending a purely
punitive expedition, as is so often done, the Mayor
sent a committee of distinguished jurists and cit-
izens into Harlem to survey the causes of the riots
and to recommend how the difficulty could be
treated at its origin, instead of by repression.
The committee reported that certain living con-
ditions in Harlem were intolerable. This week,
in the Mayor's office, they enumerated, one by one,
their suggestions for change, and the Mayor
t 8:30, Final Performance
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