LGE W THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1949
(Editor's Note is written by Co-Managing
Editor Craig Wilson.)
I had a telephone call a few days ago.
It was a woman calling. She wanted to
know "how much that advertisement for
Club 211 on Page One cost." (Edition of June
I told her it wasn't an advertisement-it
was a newsstory. I said that when a student-
.organized cafeteria maintains its business
revenue despite a more than 60 per cent
drop in the size of the student body-that
I also cited the uncontested Club 211 claim
to the lowest food prices in town.
"Our prices are lower," she said.
I promised to send a reporter over right
away and said we would run an article right
"I'll write you a letter and you print
that on Page One," she demanded.
I explained that we would be willing to
accept the letter but if we were to write a
story we would have to send out a reporter
to interview her.
She agreed and hung up without giving
her name or place of business.
Well, here it is, July 7 and still no letter,
which is too bad.
* * * *
A price war that would reduce food prices
everywhere in Ann Arbor would be extremely
welcome; I get tired of eating in the same
place every day-even if it is student-oper-
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: PAUL BRENTLINGER
L AGO: Back]
35 YEARS AGO:
'The Ann Arbor swimming pool, located at
725 South Fifth Avenue, offered swimming
every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and
swimming for ladies only on Tuesday and
Friday forenoons. The pool was fed by cool
spring water. The ad was also a coupon
good for one "looker" at the pool-good for
summer students only.
With the driving ban not yet in effect,
dreamers were thinking up poems thatwent;
The summer student grumbles at his toll,
And swears at fate, and cusses, too, I ween.
While he, poor boob, is burning midnight
Some other guy is burning gasoline.
25 YEARS AGO:
Governor Al Smith of New York, a wet
candidate for the Democratic nomination,
had a campaign manager named Franklin
Prof. Fielding H. Yost, of the Athletic
Department, will give a lecture on "Athletics
in Relation to Endurance and Public
20 YEARS AGO:
The meanest man in the world, according
to the Daily was going around cutting off a
farmer's cow's tail. This, The Daily went
on, is very harmful for without a tail, bossy
is at the mercy of countless flies and mos-
quitoes. The farmer is offering a $100 re-
ward for the meanie's capture.
10 YEARS AGO:
The House passed the controversial Neu-
trality Bill after overriding Administra-
tion wishes and including a small arms
embargo clause. The vote was 200 to 188.
The bill still has to go through the Senate,
where diehard Republican isolationists are
determined to stay in session all summer
in order to defeat more of-the administra-
Congress pulled a second coup on the
Administration by keeping power to deval-
uate the dollar to itself, overriding Pres-
ident Roosevelt's wish to have that power
himself. The bill made the national debt
more than 40 billion dollars, largest in his-
* * *
5 YEARS AGO:
America's top air ace, Lt. Col. Francis Ga-
breski, shot down his 28th victim, a Messer-
schmidt 109, over France.
The $16,000,000,000 Fifth War Loan was
reported within four per cent of its goal,
with $15,364,000,000 subscribed.,
* * *
1 YEAR AGO:
Yugoslavia, under Marshal Tito's Com-
munist regime, declared itself independent
from Moscow, but at the same time asked
for West support and cooperation with the
Sixty-three University faculty members
were promoted, 16 to professor, 22 to asso-
iate professor, and 25 to assistant professor.
I'd Rather Be Right
BY SAMUEL GRAFTON
(With today's column, Samuel Grafton discon-
tinues the writing of the daily "I'd Rather Be
Right." The Daily will continue to carry syndi-
cated columns by Drew Pearson and Stewart
and Joseph Alsop.)
IT SEEMS VERY strange to be writing a
farewell column. I have been doing this,
man and boy, for ten years-ten years to
the day, really-and what the rhythm of
the days is going to be like without it, I
have no idea. But somewhere a bell has
rung for me and announced that I must
get on to other work.
I am not retiring, in any sense. I shall
work as hard as I have ever worked, though
in other forms. I hope that some day soon
you will hear from me again, in those other
I'll miss it, all of it, the reading and the
traveling, the morning doubt, the after-
noon necessity for getting it done, the
final period and the daily reprieve when
it is reached. But mostly I'll miss the
feeling of writing something for somebody
out there to read tomorrow.
I don't know who that somebody is. It
could be the man who once sent me some
four-leaf clovers, just because he wanted
me to have them, or the great lady of
eighty-two who used to jack me up with her
sharp comments, or the next passenger on
the subway bench reading my pieces. To
him-no, let me put it another way-to
you, whoever and wherever you are, my
many many thanks, my very best wishes. I
shall be working somewhere, as you will be,
and I shall always remember you. In stop-
ping the column I feel as if I were breaking
a chain letter.
feelings. I have tried to use these internal
imperatives as a guide in writing my col-
umn, and I must use them as a guide to
I shall be working with deadlines months
instead of minutes away, but I shall be
working on very much the same ideas
and materials I have worked on here. I
shall work, too, I hope, with a sense of
that other deadline, the planetary dead-
line, which tells me that we had better be
quick in solving some of our problems.
I HAVE BEEN cleaning out my desk, and
I don't like that very much. There are
newspaper clippings from 1944, and a slide
rule I once bought. I never got very many
answers from it.
The answers that amounted to anything
came in other ways-many of them in the
form of letters from those of you who, in
that strange, mixed-up, wonderful decade,
wereA not ashamed of your emotions, and
believedin the emergence of a better and
safer world, and wore your hearts on your
sleeves. The morning mail will not be
the same for me again.
AND IT DOES seem strange; 'strange to
be leaving my home paper, the New York
Post Home News, and my downtown office.
I was allowed to develop my column as I
pleased, to push on as I could, and in ten
years no word or thought or idea of mine
has been questioned here.
The regret at parting is, I think and hope,
real and equal on both sides. Wherever I
am when I pick up my daily copy, I will, for
a moment, remember a particular building,
its rooms, and corridors, its offices and its
(Copyright, 1949, New York Post Corporation)
TO WHY I am going on to other work,
can only say that I have a clear feeling
I must, and I am a respecter of clear
LIFE WITH FATHER, by Howard Lind-
say and Russel Crouse, presented by the
Department of Speech. At the Lydia Men-
"FATHER," having survived a record run
on Broadway, an endless number of
road show performances, and translation
into a motion picture, seems now destined
for another lifetime in high school and col-
lege productions. All of this should be very
well, for it's a fine play indeed, and con-
ceivably ought to come to an end only when
everyone in the world has seen it.
The old gentleman, who already mani-
fests strong and certain signs of becoming
the Grand Old Man of the American The-
atre, opened last night at the Lydia Men-
delssohn, and had the devil's own time of it
in competing with the weather for the audi-
The performance, like the weather, ran
warm-and-cool; hot-and-dry, and some-
how failed to make the impression it
should have. The fault, I think, was a
matter of individual performances, rather
than of total effect.
Donald Kleckner, as the irascible elder
Day, went into gear immediately as a boom-
ing and bombastic household terror, and
stayed there. The (result was that Father
emerged as a man full of sound andjury,
signifying little else. This was unfortunate
because, as everyone knows, by now, Father
is also a sly and sarcastic wit, a mere piece
of putty, and an old softie. I missed these
things in Kleckner's performance.
The jitter-brained Vinnie was played by
Margaret Pell with, I think, more felicity.
Miss Pell continues to look and act like
Billie Burke, a fact which, in this case, does
her no harm. She rendered her part withI
competence and clarity, and an awe-inspir-
Best performance was William Brom-
field's as young Clarence. Carefully steer-
ing away from the unpleasantly stereo-
tfped young man, Bromfield did Clarence
with a proper mixture of confidence and
bewilderment, and with a strong sugges-
tion of the paternal influence. The high
spot.of the evening's performance came as
he, in a horrified tone, described his total
inability to misbehave while wearing Fa-
The other, and younger Days, were played
by John Waller, Ronald Muchnick, and
Teddy Riecker, all with varying degrees of
effectiveness. Also present were a series of
housemaids, all with short names, and none
of whom lasted very long.
A special graph to Oren Parker and Har-
old Ross, who put together as fine a set
as I've seen since "Summer Solstice," and
to Helen Forrest Lauterer, costumiere, for
Vinnie's magnificent black-and-white last-
-W. J. Hampton.
AH, BUT a man's reach should exceed his
Or what's a heaven for?
SOLITUDE is as needful to the imagination
as society is wholesome for the char-
STONEWALL JACKSON, wrapped in his
beard and his silence.
-Stephen Vincent Benet.
4 S S
"Why, son that's RAIN - a thing that used to be quite
common in Ann Arbor a long time ago . . "
By DREW PEARSON
WSA.HINGTON-It has been exactly 10 years since this column
exposed the Louisiana scandals, resulting in the imprisonment
of Gov. Richard Leche and various members of the old Huey Long
Today, the Long family and friends have staged an amazing
comeback. Huey's brother, Earl, is governor of the state. Huey's
son, Russell, is U.S. Senator from Louisiana. So the other day I went
back to Louisiana--just 10 years after writing the first column on
the Louisiana scandals-to see how the rebuilt Long machine is
handling its comeback.
Things have changed a lot in 10 years. The name in the
governor's mansion is still snelled "L-O-N-G," but the atmosphere
is much different. It's calmer, less spectacular and far more
Earl Long is giving the state such an even-keel administration
that it's almost humdrum. The city of New Orleans, under young
Mayor De Lesseps Morrison, is still rowing with the Long machine,
but the row lacks the melodrama and bellicose pyrotechnics of
Most interesting development is the way many of the old Huey
Long crowd have staged quiet comebacks. Seymour Weiss, former
Democratic National Committeeman, who went to jail for income-tax
evasion, is now back running the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans
and going out of his way to be a patriotic citizen. Everyone respects
Seymour's quiet comeback.
Governor Leche, who got 10 years for taking bribes, is living on
his farm near Covington and raising flowers. His garden is so unique
that tourists pay 75 cents to visit it.
Dr. J. Monroe Smith, former president of Louisiana State Univer-
sity, who got 30 years for embezzling university funds, is dead now.
But before he died he was given a chance, as rehabilitation officer at
the state penitentiary at Angola, to help others who had suffered
Gov. Long was criticized for giving Doc Smith this job, but
when Doc got out of jail he was refused a real estate license, found
himself unable to make a living, and pled with the governor to
send him back to the penitentiary where he could help rebuild
Dr. Smith knew something about the difficulty of staging a
comeback, and thought he was qualified for this job, so the governor
appointed him. He died, however, before very long in office.
Then there was George Caldwell, who went to jail for stealing
WPA materials and padding WPA payrolls. He is now the leading
building contractor in Baton Rouge. Abe Shushan, who built the
New Orleans airport, is now back in the bus iess of being an honest
man. Monty Hart, of all those convicted, failed to stage a comeback.
He committed suicide.
It was always my belief that Huey Long-and I knew him well
-was honest. He soaked the big oil companies, taxed the utilities
and squeezed campaign contributions out of all sorts of people. But
the money went back into free schoolbooks, better roads and a
network of bridges that have left a lasting mark on the state.
Huey's brother Earl is a quiet, easygoing farmer, just the opposite
of his brother's high-strung, ripsnorting bundle of nerves which once
made Louisiana the most spotlighted state in the union.
Earl also has followed a soak-the-rich policy, induced his
legislature to pass a heavy tax against the oil companies, put
through free lunches for all school children regardless of their
means, and has increasedNegro schoolteachers' pay from $70 to
$200 a month if they have a B.A. degree.
"The only way to have compulsory education is with free books
and free lunches," says Governor Long, who has no children of his
own. "Kids can't study when they're hungry, and an awful lot of
kids down our way just don't get enough to eat."
Earl Long discusses his late brother quite frankly.
"The oil companies hated Huey." he says. "He taxed 'em and
they hated him. I have taxed them too, but they have taken it out
more on Russell than on me."
"In fact, every mistake I make Russell gets blamed for," continued
the Senator's uncle. "Russell's going to make a good Senator. He
has all of Huey's good points and none of his bad.
"Huey wanted money for power," explained Earl. "He never
wanted it for himself. As for me, I don't need money because I
don't care about power, and I'm retiring from this job when my
ternt is up."
Those who know Governor Long say he means it, that he would
rather be on his farm than in the governor's mansion and that even
now he spends every spare minute he can slip away from Baton
Rouge on his farm.
(Copyright. 1949, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
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THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1949
VOL. LIX, No. 1S
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men to teach basketball and base-
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An informal talk entitled
"Strength of Materials in the 18th
Century, including the work of J.
Bernoulli, Euler, and Coulomb"
will be given by Professors S. Tim-
oshenko and R. V. Southwell,
Thursday night, July 7, from 7:30
to 9:00 p.m. in Room 311, West
Engineering Building. All who mare
interested are invited to attend the
This is my house
bird might see it.
This is my porch (z).
The round circles are bushes
which get very wet when it rains.
I have found my Daily in the
places marked X.
Once I even found it on the
porch, but that was a dry, sunny
Whenever it rains, it is always
under the bushes where it gets
wet and cannot be read. I also get
wet when I try to get it. When
I get wet, I get mad. When I get
mad, my wife gets mad and our
happy home is disturbed. I am
sure that you do not want to
break up a happy home, so will you
please have your paper boy deliver
my Daily on the porch. I will be
glad to show him where it is. (It
is on the front of the house.) He
tried to locate it all last term, but
only hit it a couple of times by
accident. In spite of my com-
plaints, his aim has not improved
this summer. Really, the porch is
-Leo T. Dinnan.
of the University of Michigan."
James P. Adams, Provost of the
University. 3:00 p.m., Auditorium,
University High School.
Summer Session Lecture Series
"Soil and Food." Charles E. Kel-
logg, United States Department of
Agriculture. 4:15 p.m., Rackham
Amphitheatre. Students enrolled
in Forestry 1945 and City Planning
200S are expected to attend this
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TO THE EDITOR
The Daily accords its readers the
privilege of submitting letters for
publication in this columntSubject
to space limitation, the general pol-
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they are received all letters bearing
the writer's signature and address.
Letters exceeding 300 words, repeti-
tius letters and letters of a defamna-
tory character or such letters which
for any other reason are not in good
taste will not be published. The
editors reserve the privilege of con-
To the Editor:
AM A DAILY subscriber.
This is my house.
and yard as a
No Room for Complaint
COMPLAINTS are a usual procedure
around the Michigan campus. We com-
plain about the teachers and the teaching.
We complain about the spirit and the lack
of spirit. But our favorite gripe seems to be
the prices of things-especially the prices of
Unlike the weather, which, as we all
know, everyone complains about but no-
body does anything about, there have
been answers to the high cost of food in
Ann Arbor. One answer was the Club 211.
Another answer is one few people seem to
know about although it has been on cam-
pus long before the Eating Club. It's the
boarding system run by the Inter-Coop
The history of the whole Co-op movement
on campus is a fascinating one. Based on
the principle that the living, working and
playing together of people of all races, re-
ligions and nationalities -is a good way to
bring about world peace, the Co-ops have
been noted for being among the most active
organizations on campus. Above all, it's been
noted for the economical living and eating
arrangements it has been able to provide for
For about eight dollars a week, students
have been able to eat and live at one of the
six campus houses-and live and eat well
too! For those who don't care to live at a
co-op, three meals a day at phenomenally
low cost are available.
The price of a decent meal in Ann Arbor
may be exorbitant but the means of beating
the restaurants at their own game has been
made available to students if they wish to
take advantage of them. And when the
meals are accompanied by cooperative fun
and practical experience in living with all
types of people, it is a wise student indeed
who takes advantage of the golden oppor-
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4:00 p.m. in Room 1504 East En-
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Department of Aeronautical En-,
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