THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, AVOUST 1, 1935
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The Road Back...
AMERICAN BUSINESS is definitely
out of the slough of the depression
today. The little :red lines of business indices,
which no one quite understands, are going up,
slowly of course, but going up. The man down
the street has a job. It isn't much of a job -
maybe packing beer bottles in a brewery - at eigh-.
teen dollars a week, but it's better than going
around to the welfare headquarters each week
for his small stipend.
Yes, America is definitely on the road back. The
question now is how far we are going along that
road.' Are we going all the way back to the uncon-
trolled laissez faire of 1929, or will we take a
branch road somewhere along the way? A road
that will insure that there is no repetition of what
we have just come through? Now is the time when
the question must be decided. Today we all re-
member the rigors of 1930 to '34, five years hence,
on the crest of a wave of prosperity, the world will
te as neglectful of social security as it was in '28
Now is the time when New Deal reforms must
be re-cast into permanent forms, and the dross
that is naturally inculcated in such hasty legis-
lation must be separated from what is good. Old-
age pensions and unemployment insurence are only
two of the things we must have before the nation
is called upon to face another depression.
The ideal toward which we all look, of course, is
a political-economic set-up which makes depres-
sions impossible. Communists tell us that the
only answer is socialization of all wealth and
industry. That is a' question which need not be
answered in discussing immediate plans for social
security. Indeed, it should not be made a part
of the issue, since division over political philos-
ophies can only result in defeating any attempts
to get such reform. The Communists must be
content with what they consider to be only a
tiny step in the right direction. The laissez faire
individualist must realize that pure individualism
no longer exists, and be prepared to make conces-
sions in the direction of socialization if he does
not want the whole capitalist structure to be wiped
Economists generally agree that any distribution
of the wealth to the less fortunate when it is
taken from the incomes of the wealthy will help
to lessen the severity of cyclical distributions of
depression and prosperity. They say that there
a'e no depressions except from natural causes,
such as droughts, in Communistic countries. Any-
thing that keeps men from piling up the factors
of production past the limit of usability of the
product will lessen the effects of depression.
Therefore, in providing old-age pensions and
unemployment insurance we are: 1. effecting the
immediate purpose of providing protection for the
weaker classes, and, 2. lessening the effects of
the next depression. There isn't time to wait.
Tag Day From
The Boys' View..-
T O MOST OF US the Tag Day to be
held today for the benefit of the
University Camp for Boys at Patterson Lake will
be just another nuisance, and probably many of us
will cross the street just to avoid the embarrass-
ment of refusing to hand over some small change
that will enable somne under-privileged boy to have
a badly-needed vacation.
To the boys who are anxiously waiting for news
that enough money has been raised to send them to
camp, it means quite a different thing. It means
the fulfillment of a dream which he has had all
year - days of healthy, carefree recreation and
enjoyable, useful work.
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A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture with Charles
Butterworth, Una Merkel, Harvey Stephens, Eugene
Pallette, and Nate Pendleton. Also a Hearst news-
Charles Butterworth, one of the screen's best
comedians, has little chance in the lifeless sur-
roundings of "Baby Face Harrington."
Possessing a humor that doesn't lend itself to the
belly-laugh merriment that might have come out
of this plot, he also suffers from a paucity of the
good lines so numerous in such pictures as "For-
saking All Others."
A timid, peace-loving citizen, apt to make a fool
of himself at public gatherings and but recently
fired from his job, Willie Harrington takes from
another man, at the point of a gun, $2,000 which
he believed had been stolen from him,
When he is thrown in jail, a sensation-starved
city editor chooses to play him up as a Jeckyll-
Hyde character -quiet, home-loving by day, but
by night a stalking tiger, "thirsting for blood."
Best times are had when he does escape (through
no fault of his own) and the story of his fierce
personality gains universal credence, but the tale
is none too funny. Crudely and laboriously acted,
the story offers many chances for comedy that
are overlooked or ignored in favor of obvious and
Charles Butterworth is funny, but miscast. Una
Merkel has learned to do her work well through
years of effort in unrewarding roles.
There are good laughs, but you shouldn't have
to wait quite so long or often for them.
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A British Gaumont picture starring Jssie Mat-
thews, and a cast of unfamiliar British actors.
"Evergreen" starts off like a Pete Smith goofy
movie ("Where is the chee-ild? "In a place where
you shall never get her!") and the story that sub-
sequently unfolds, while not so funny, is equally
It's the first British musical comedy and the
English either haven't seen America's latest ef-
forts or are still satisfied with the archaic devices
of old musicals.
Puzzling scene reflecting the Busby Berkely in-
fluence: chorus girls stand dressed in flowing white
robes while a huge bell-shaped machine is dropped
over them. When it rises they are dressed in
Slim and slinky Jessie Matthews has a good
claim to beauty, sings well, and dances better. She
and some fine music are the only bright spots in
an otherwise dull attempt at liveliness.
As an amiable respite from the tedious "Othello,"
the Repertory Players turn their efforts this week
to Moliere's sparkling two-act comedy, "The Doc-
tor In Spite Of Himself" ("Le Medecin Malgre
Lui"). In addition, Sir James Matthew Barrie's
"Shall We Join the Ladies" is offered as a curtain
Out of the former comes what is easily the finest
individual performance of the current season.
Charles T. Harrell as Sganarelle, the buffoonish
faggot-gatherer who is forced to assume the role
of a physician quite "in spite of himself," is gen-
uinely humorous and it is largely through his ef-
forts that this play is so thoroughly enjoyable. We
have seen comic roles of authentic worth performed
miserably several times in previous pieces this sum-
mer and it is as much to Mr. Harrell's credit as to
Moliere's droll genius that "The Doctor In Spite
Of Himself" was so fully successful at Lydia Men-
delssohn Theater last night. Felicia Shprtzer,
who is seen as Sganarelle's nagging, irritable wife,
is also deserving of praise for her work although
the remainder of the cast is not above average.
Why Mr. Oswald Marshall, who directed both of
the plays, saw fit to present the Barrie drama at all
remains an enigma of major proportions. "Shall
We Join The Ladies" suffers from inescapably
poor direction as well as thoroughly incompetent
acting by all except Mr. Marshall himself. A one-
act play designed to be a mystery, "Shall We Join
The Ladies" seems but an obscure attempt at what
proves to be anti-climax of a dubious nature. Play-
goers who are acquainted with Frank Stockton's
short story, "The Lady Or The Tiger?" will recog-
nize the same technique, leaving the audience it-
self to determine what solution it might.
As Others See It
Victory For Free Speech
The Chicago Park Board, in denying the Rev.
Charles E. Coughlin the right to rent Soldier Field
for a meeting, seemingly was moved by its mem-
bers' opposition to the radio priest and his doc-
trines. They have succeeded only in giving him
valuable advertising and have failed to prevent
the meeting, for a Superior Court order has now
been issued granting him use of the field. So,
unless the board continues its misguided fight and
wins an appeal, Father Coughlin will speak in
Chicago amid a fanfare of publicity such as he
bias had nowhere else.
Father Coughlin's doctrines were not properly
the issue here, but his right - any citizen's right
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The Enemies Of Germany
The Nazis not satisfied with persecuting the
iews are now attacking the Catholics and the
?rotestants. At first the Jews and the Com-
:nunists were called the enemies of the Reich,
glow the Catholics and the Protestants are made
to share that honor.
Let us look at what happened in Germany
since Hitler's accession to power and then ask
ourselves who are the greatest enemies of Ger-
:nany - the Jews, the Catholics and the Pro-
testants or the Nazis ruled over by a brutal tyrant,
This is what the Nazis have accomplished:
1. They have overthrown the Weimar Republic
by fraud, force and violence and put a dicta-
torship in its place. They hate democracy.
2. They have suppressed the labor unions, con-
fiscated their properties and money. They are
the worst and lowest enemy of the working class.
3. They have put political opponents into con-
centration camps where the victims were beaten,
tortured and many of them shot. The terror con-
tinues to this day unabated.
4. They have reduced women to the role of
breeders of cannon fodder.
5. They ordered the students in Berlin to burn
20,000 books, including those of the great Lessing.
6. They have turned the German universities
into drill grounds for war. They do not want
culture - brawn, not brains.
7. They have suppressed freedom of speech,
freedom of the press and freedom of assembly.
8. They have caused tens of thousands to flee
from the Hitler terror.
9. They have unjustly accused the Communists
of having set the Reichstag on fire. According
to the "First and Second Brown Book of the Hitler
Terror," the Nazi party itself appears to be plainly
implicated in the crime.
10. On June 30, 1934 seventy-seven people ( ac-
cording to later reports 1,186) were shot down
without a trial - and this by order of Hitler.
Among the victims were former Chancellor Von
Schleicher and his wife.
11. They are trying to abolish religion and re-
place it by a new heathenism.
12. They execute culprits - both men and wom-
en-with an axe.
13. They are spying in every house.
14. They practie tyranny at home and aim
at war abroad. The glorification of war always
figures prominently in their daily propaganda.
Hitler's peace talk is intended for foreign con-
15. They have enslaved the German people,
body and soul.
16. They attack defenseless men and women
and beat them up. The latest outrage of this kind
occurred in Berlin on Monday, July 15, 1935. The
world stands aghast at such barabarism.
Who are the greatest enemies of Germany?
Her Real Problem
Not So IHilarious
As Her Portrayals
LOS ANGELES, July 31. -(A') -
Mary Boland, whose screen portrayals
of marital situations are usually aimed
at hilarious effects, viewed with seri-
ous eyes today the charge that she
was a "home wrecker."
The veteran comedienne of the
stage and screen was faced with a
$150,000 alienation of affections suit
brought by her nephew's wife, Mrs.
Elizabeth Ross Kummer, who charged
that Miss Boland was responsible for
a rift between herself and her hus-
band, George Bernard Kummer, movie
Miss Boland denied the charge.
"Needless to say," she declared,
"this suit has grieved me deeply. It
is a masterpiece of ingratitude. I
intend to fight it to the last ditch."
From her home in Beverly Hills,
Miss Boland said she brought her
mother, Mrs. Mary Boland, out here
from New York nearly two years ago,
and asked her nephew and Mrs. Kum-
mer to leave their home in Detroit
to live here. She obtained a job for
Kummer in her studio in Hollywood.
Miss Boland is herself a native of
Detroit. She was born there, the
daughter of William Boland, a retired
actor, and it was on the stage of the
old Lyceum Theater in Detroit that
she made her first professional ap-
"Never have I had anything to do
in the relations of Mr. and Mrs. Kum-
mer, except at their direct request,"
the actress declared.
Last March, she said, Mrs. Kum-
mer left to visit her relatives in the
east, and later her nephew disclosed
they were having marital difficulties.
"I paid no heed to the situation
until some weeks later when he came
to my home," she said. "My nephew
told me he had written to his wife
on several occasions asking her to be-
come reconciled, but that she had re-
"I even paid for a long-distance
telephone call for him to try and
patch it up, but this also failed. The
next thing I knew there came a letter
from Mrs. Kummer advising me there
would be legal proceedings."
Mrs. Kummer charged the actress
interfered with her home life, was
dictatorial and sought to be "the ruler
of the roost."
Plans Tire Factory
NANKING (-P)-Because China's
growing network of motor highways
has run her annual import tire bill
up to more than $2,000,000, the min-
istry of industry is planning to co-
operate with private interests in es-
tablishing a tire factory in the near
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LARGE Elberta and Hale peaches
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to trucks. A. E. Epler; Keensburg,
Ill., Wabash Co.
Quilt Records Brands
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Pecos county .since 1875 is contained
in a quilt comprising 192 cattle brands
recently completed by Mrs. L. B.
STUDENT Hand Laundry. Prices rea.
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LOST AND FOUND
LOST: Gray and black enameled
Evans cigarette lighter in Women's
League Bldg. on Thursday, July 25.
Reward, J. F. Bailey, 822 Oakland,
Zoologists say fresh water shrimp
have much economic. value because
of the great
numbers of mosquitoes
Social Dancing taughi
daily. Terrace Garder
Dancing. Studio. Wuerth
Theatre Bldg. Ph. 9695
Lydia MENDELSSOHN Theatre
P r r ne ToEnight
- ~DOUBLE BILL
Si r Jame MS. Bare s
Mystery Sati re
Mo liere's Satire
H I M, O S4 P"D
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Admission 75c, 50c, 35c Phone 6300
Next Week "TH E CHOCOLATE SOLD I ER"
By KIRKE SIMPSON
WASHINGTQN - "Big Jim" Farley's summer
vacation plans do not suggest much recreation.
A tour of the political hinterland to discover just
why a House expected to be full of "wild men"
suddenly has gone more conservative than the
Senate, or to survey alleged Roosevelt and New
Deal "slipping" in popular prestige, does not sound
like a restful business.
As a matter of fact, some of Mr. Farley's na-
tional committee aides and advertisers were eager
to inaugurate such a survey even before the House
revolt on the utility holding company "death sen-
tence" or the constitutional overthrow of NRA
accented the political picture. They had been
hearing plenty about Roosevelt "slipping." What
they had in mind, however, was an unostentatious,
almost gum-shoe delving into the situation.
EASING "SORE SPOTS"
AT THAT TIME-in spring -the committee
high command put the survey off indefinitely.
It was held that not until Congress went home
would it be desirable to look 'em over, to select
intra- or inter-party "sore" spots, and set about
doing what could be done before the primaries to
straighten out party factional rows.
That, more than any attempt at a general survey
of popular opinion as to the President and his
doings, looms as the real mission Farley is now
undertaking. A careful check on his goings and
comings would be quite likely to disclose exactly
where those "sore spots" are in national committee
A personal tour by the committee chief and
manager-designate of the next Roosevelt presiden-
tial campaign would have this distinct advantage
over any other way of checking up in the states:
Farley presumably could do something whereas a
subordinate, even Emil Hurja, could only promise
S* * * *
ECRETARY MORGENTHAU'S appearance be-
fore a House committee on the tax bill further
indicated his noted ability to keep his - and the
ar ministration's- couneil There has been noth-
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