THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, JULY 22, 193 7,.
PAQE TWO THURSDAY, JULY 22, 1931.
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Agitators. * *
N THESE TIMES of industrial
I.strife there is a constant raising
of the cry of "outside agitator!" whenever a union
organizes a plant or a strike is called. Employers,
ably 'aided and abetted by the prostituted press
which they control, do their best to convince the
public that their workers are peaceful and con-
tented, desirous of working, but that foreign reds,
asssted by a few ne-er-do-wells and malcon-
tents, are stirring up trouble and inciting strikes
and riots for their own personal emolument and
the benefit of the enemies of the United States.
Loyal workers-they are never "scabs"-are
always satisfied in the picture which the indus-
trial autocrat paints. Everything would be well
if only the "outside agitator" who comes into the
community to disturb the public peace were put
out of the way.
The number of people who believe these fan-
tastic tales of alien radicals and destructive phi-
losophies which 'are told by the economic royal-
ists of America is tragically high. The average
citizen, unacquainted with trade unions and their
activities, and having implicit faith in the word
of those above them in the economic scale, swal-
lows without hesitation all kinds of the most
utter nonsense. Is it nonsense? An investigation
of the charges of "outside agitator" shows that
The employer who rants against outsiders
coming in to organize his workers does not
hesitate to hire lawyers, efficiency experts, tech-
nicians, managers, or other help from outside
his home community. He is perfectly willing
to contract with a strike-breaking agency from
another state to have hundreds of professional
"scabs" and strike-breakers-men whom the'La-
Follette investigations have shown to be scav-
enged from prisons, slums, and the underworld,
and including perpetrators of every crime on the
statute books-brought into his home town to
break the resistance of the workers. He is a
memnber of4 employers' associations which unite
him with other industrialists againstthe unions.
Yet in spite of all these connections of his own
with the outside world, he raises his voice, in
bawls of protest against his workers receiving any
The plain fact of the matter is that it is prac-
tically essential that a union in a community
have help from outside. If local workers try
to carry on organization they are bound to ex-
pose themselves and lay themselves liable to los-
ing their jobs for their activities on one pre-
text or another. The outsider is beyond the em-
ployer's reach and can act without fear for his
own economic security.
Equally important is the fact that the out-
sider is trained for his job of organizing workers.
Knowing its techniques, he is naturally more effi-
cient than local workers. He is able to deal ef-
fectively with the employer when it comes to bar-
gaining. Having a thorough knowledge of the
industry and its problems, he can match the
tricks of corporation attorneys and thereby im-
prove the conditions of the workers.
Why do the unions send men into a commu-
nity? Because little can be done by the workers
in one locality while those in another remain
unorganized. Thus, raising wages in one plant
alone merely cuts that one employer's profits.
He may often go out of business because he
cannot compete with unorganized plants. .It is
therefore obviously to the interest of union work-
ers to see every plant organized.
And do "loyal workers" always want to work in
the face of a strike? Is it true that the majority of,
workers are generally contented? We doubt it.
min. miri -nnot ecily call strikes and
side agitators. The employers would do well to
speak a little more softly and do a little more to
improve the conditions under which their workers
live and work if they are really so anxious to
La Guardia Should
Win Again.. .
THE TAMMANY TIGER is snarling
and emaciated. Pickings are lean.
Four years of La Guardia piled on to four years of
Roosevelt have virtually destroyed a once happy
For the first time in the history of New York
City the time-worn truism that no reform mayor
can succeed in reelection is about to be disproved.
The chances are slim indeed that swarthy, fiery
tongued little Fiorello H. La Guardia will not
again be undertaking the political destinies of
Gotham Town and the burial of the starved
No accident that this Italian immigrant should
be the one to apply the death grip and override
the precedent of failure established by those re-
doubtable reformers of yesteryear-William L.
Strong, Seth Low and John Purroy Mitchel-
when they sought reelection. No, Fiorello is no
novice, culled from the ranks of the vigilantes,
who suddenly found himself squatting on the
mayor's seat. Fiorello is experienced. He can
sling brick bats on his own, as Herr Hitler will
New York reformers in the past have always
been good bourgeois citizens stirred to a state
of righteous indignation by some particularly
flagrant Tammany abuse, but lacking in political
finesse and personality. Theirs has been an ad-
ministration of scrupulous honesty, economy and
perhaps even civil service reform, but on social
questions they preserved a cautious silence. La-
Guardia is unlike these.
Fiorello has not allowed his P. T. Barnum qual-
ities to go unnoticed. A born showman, he has
missed few opportunities in marching front and
center to claim credit, that was, of course, no
more than his due, for the social program he has
sponsored, for the parks, playgrounds, housing
and bridges he has built, for the new life he has
infused into a lethargic hierarchy of municipal
departments, and lastly for the haymaker he
hasdelivered to James J. Dooling and his co-
La Guardia's is a personal government and it is
from this personal equation that his strength is
derived. Even the fusion organization which was
his main forte in the 1933 elections has lan-
guished and faded. But Fiorello needs no ma-
chine. He has become a cogent name to the New
York masses, as impelling in its appeal as the
Tammany wheelhorses of the '20's-Al Smith,
John "Faithful" Hyland, Herbert Lehman and
Franklin D. Roosevelt. The top-heavy majorities
which this quintet rolled up was not due alone
to the machine behind them.
But it is not only the character and record of
La Guardia that practically insures his return
to the post. Look at the opposition the Democrats
offer for the slaughter-Royal S. Copeland, con-
firmed anti-New Dealer in a rabidly New Deal
town. And we can but chortle with La Guardia at
the suggestion of Grover A. Whalen, erstwhile
chairman of the Mayor's Committee of Welcome
to Distinguished Guests and laughing stock of
"New York's Finest" as police commissioner.
Months ago Gotham's political leaders agreed
that effective opposition to La Guardia could only
be summoned with a united front and now they
have divided into three internecine groups. The
Republicans can either support Mayor La Guar-
dia, select another candidate to oppose the Mayor
in the primaries or accept Senator Copeland as
the Republican nominee.
Ethnic lines in New York are sharply drawn
into three divisions-the Irish, the Jews and the
Italians. By thumbing his nose at Der Fuehrer
La Guardia has not exactly displeased the Jews,
while to the Italians he's just a fellow immigrant.
This leaves only the Irish, who will undoubtedly
partition their fealty.
By JOSEPH GIES
"Yellow Jack." a drama by Sidney Howard, pre-
sented by the Michigan Repertory Players under
the direction of Frederic 0. Crandall. At the Lydia
This forceful dramatization of the conquest
of yellow fever, scourge of tropical lands for
centuries, by Walter Reed and his heroic com-
rade-scientists, indeed marks a new epoch in
the theatre. The theme of epic scientific re-
search has been translated into as glamorous
and appealing a theatre piece as has previously
been constructed from the more commonly util-
ized material of love, war, psycho-pathology and
At the same time, however, it must be said
that Sidney Howard has not quite succeeded
in saving all of the excitement of the original
Paul de Kruif narration, in spite of free employ-
ment of a number of technical devices, chief of
blackout scene system, by which a large number
which is the difficult and successfully managed
of brief and highly dramatic interludes are used
to maintain a sense of tension and continuity.
Some of the scenes amount almost to tableaux,
but the effect is seldom lost. A notable example
of the shortcomings of this instrument is the
monologue by Dr. Carroll made directly to the
audience in one of the later scenes.
Charles Harrell and Saunders Walker seemed
particularly convincing in opposite roles as the
savagely temperamental Lazear and the calmly
Latin Agramonte respectively. William Halstead
and Robert Cunningham, handled perhaps
slightly more difficult parts competently. Many
of the lines of all four, drawn verbatim from the
De Kruif essay, lacked necessary spontaneity for
The four soldiers, played by Morlye Baer, Ed-
ward Jurist, Charles McCaffrey and Charles Max-
well, almost stole the show. Given excellent dia-
logue, both for comedy punch and credible sim-
plicity, they carried off their parts with a sort
of all-American combination of homeliness and
cosmopolitanism which drew the most from
every scene in which they appeared. Col. Tory,
the righteously indignant medical conservative,
was played by Vincent Klein with a good feeling
for the narrowness of the military mind.
At 4:Q5 p.m. in the University
High School Auditorium Dr. Verner'
M. Sims, Associate Professor of
Psychology of the University of Al-
abama, will lecture on "Educational
Measurements and the New Cur-
The 5 o'clock lecture today in Na-
tural Science Auditorium will be an
illustrated lecture on "Phillipine
Caves and Celadon Pottery" by Dr.j
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describe her experiences behind the to 9 p.m. at the Intramural Sports
lines in Spain, and Prof. Brent D. Building for men and women students
Allinson, teacher of International in the Summer Session. Equipment
Law, American University, Washing- will be furnished and instruction will
ton, D.C., will discuss "America's Pol- be given if desired.
icy Toward Spain."
- - IAll Negro students are invited to
Graduate Students Specializing in' attend the bridge, whist and bingo
Education, for the Master's Degree: tournament on Friday, July 23, at the
The Advisory Inventory Test will be Dunbar, 420 S. 4th Ave. There will
given this afternoon (Thursday), 2 to also be dancing and prizes given. Re-
5 p.m., and Saturday morning, July freshments are free, admission is 25
24, 9 to 12 a.m., in the High School cents.
Auditorium. It is required of those
curclled in graduate courses in edui- Biological Chemistry 120: The op-
cation for the first time and of those cuing lecture of this course will be
who have completed less than 8 hours given on Saturday, July- 24. at 7 a.m.
of graduate work in education; and (Contui ed on F nze 3)
may be taken on either of the dates - --
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Cercle Francais: Meeting tonight,
July 22, at 8 p.m. Mr. Francis Gra-
vit will give a talk on Henry IV. Re-
freshments. All members are urged
Linguistic Luncheon Conference:
Prof. Franklin Edgerton of Yale
University will speak on "Etymology
and Interpretation" at the Michigan
Union at 1 p.m. today. Those in-
terested are invited to attend also
the Linguistic luncheon at the Union
at 12:10 p.m.
Michigan Dames family picnic Fri-
day afternoon. Leaving League
promptly at 5:15 p.m. Bring food
fir your own group. There will be
swimming and baseball. Those whoI
have cars bring them and expenses
will be shared by those who do not
Public Evenings at Angell Hall Ob-
servatory: the 10-inch refractor and
the 15-inch relfletcor, located on the
fifth floor of Angell Hall, will be
available for Summer Session stu-
dents from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday even-
ing, July 23.
Badminton and Squash: The
Physical Education Faculty is spon-
soring an open night in badminton
and squash on Friday, July 23 from 8
It's a case of first come, first served now at the former
Laura Belle Stock. We no longer have a wide range of sizes
and you will never be able to duplicate these fine values.
BASTISTE GOWNS and PAJAMAS in dainty flowered pat-
terns that sold at $1.25......... Now 69c
WE WERE SITTING on the front steps of An-
gell Hall between classes yesterday when we
overheard a very puzzling conversation. A woman,
apparently a graduate student, ploughed through
the group of between-the-facts smokers on the
steps ,and as she was walking down the stairs a
man hailed her and said, "I'm sorry I diminished
tricts." T h e
l ady turn e d
sadly and said,
-_-___"Oh, that's all
-- - ~ - right.,
on the steps couldn't help overhearing the con-
versation, and after the couple had walked away,
the group had quite a discussion as to what the
man might have meant by "diminishing broccoli
growing districts." It was finally agreed that
the two broccoli discussers had just come out of
a geography class where the man had derided
some statements the woman had made about
broccoli. At any rate, his apology was accepted
and the two seemed to have the broccoli situa-
tion well in hand.
* * * *
SPEAKING of geography classes, we were quite
startled at what happened in one of Pro-
fessor Hall's geography classes the other day.
The class it seems had just gotten back its mid-
semester exams, and Hall asked if there were any
questions to be answered. Many hands were
raised, and after a few questioners had been
sated, Mr. Hall called on a quietly insistent hand
at the back of the room. "Mr. Hall," said the
possessor of the hand, "I just studied, and studied
and studied for this examination, but I just
couldn't make head nor tail of it." After this con-
fession, the woman broke down and started to
sob heartily into her hanky. The entire class
as well as Mr. Hall was somewhat taken aback
at having a crying woman in their midst, but
the tears soon stopped and the class got back
to looking at maps.
Mr. Hall certainly must have laid awake all
night thinking of what an old meanie he had
been to give such an exam.
FROM GEORGIA TECH comes this story about
a particularly brilliant blind student. It
seems that this student entered a class a bit late
this summer session, and before he came into the
class the average for the first exam had been
very low. As soon as the new student came in,
the class average sky-rocketed up about fifty per
cent. After an investigation, the professor dis-
covered that the blind student used a portable
typewriter to write all his examinations. The
professor also recalled that all of his quizzes were
of the true and false nature. After another test
he found out that the entire class waited for
the blind student to type out his answer to a cer-
tain question, and if the fellow hit only two
keys, the class knew that the correct answer was
GARTER-BELTS-Our entire stock, including Maiden-forms
that s'old to $1.00 .......................Now 29c
THE FABRIC GLOVES sale went over so big that we are
offering them again. Fownes, Van Raalte, and Globe fab-
rics that sold to $1.50. Now 39c, 3 for $1.00
ANOTHER HEADLINER is our reduction in purses. Genu-
ine leathers, fine suedes and spot-proof fabrics that sold
to $5.00....................Now $.-
Other groups at 98c, 69c, 49c and 29c
Former Laura Belle Stock
NOW LOCATED at CHUBB'S - 209 SO. STATE
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As Others See It
1. Joins a local University of Michigan Club.
There are 150 of these Clubs in all parts of the world.
They have their social programs and they initiate activ-
ities for the benefit of their members, their communities
and their University.
2. Concerns himself with his Class Organization.
Every Alumni Class has its officers and its program.
A Reunion is held once every five years on the Campus.
3. Reads the Michigan Alumnus.
The magazine is issued 26 times each year and is the chief
liaison agency between the University and its Alumni.
(From New York Herald-Tribune)
THAT GUGLIELMO MARCONI was a great in-
ventor is hardly likely to be the verdict of
history. But it is beyond question that he was
the most admirable example on record of the
scientific promoter. Holding many personal pat-
ents, he had none to cover what could be called
any of radio's essentials. Ranking with Alex-
ander Graham Bell as one of the two great stim-
ulators of inventive research in modern times, he
made, it is safe to say, no fundamental discovery.
Parentage of radio goes back at least to Jean
Baptiste Biot, who well over a century ago ob-
served that froks' legs tied to a small loop of wire
jumped when an electric spark exploded across
the laboratory. With the announcement in 1873
of James Clerk Maxwell's electromagnetic theory
of light, it became evident that communication
might be possible by invisible electric waves, a
conclusion confirmed experimentally by Hein-
rich Hertz as early as 1885. First to send read-
able signals through space electrically was prob-
ably the still-living veteran, Sir Oliver Lodge. It
was shortly before 1893 that young Marconi
learned, from his vivid and persuasive physics
teacher, Professor Augusto Righi, of the Univer-
sity of Bologna, of the new electric waves which
he was to tame to human use.
By 1895 Marconi stood among the first on the
long honor roll of radio amateurs. Within two
venrs he proceeded to organize his first company
4. Remembers always that he is A Michigan Man.
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