THE SUMMER MICHIGAN DAILY
TUESDAY, JULY 26, 1927
GOVERNORS GIVE TALKS COVERIN G-lDE
RANGE OF TOPICS CONCERNING FEDERAL
POLICIES' RELATION TO STATE RIGHTS
(Continued from Page One) ed that at the present day the dif-
Some of them are sectional, and be- ference between partis are slight.
cause they are sectional rather than This condition, he said, is giving rise
governmental organizations.' There
confining themselves to present state is even serious discussion of a plan
lines, the agencies of the federal to abolish party elections in the states
government show an increasing ten- and put them under something like
dency to step in and presume to the commission form of government.
solve them. I The continuance of a "dearth of
"The court system," the governor state and national issues" might just-
said, "with its lower branch in the ify the procedure, he declared.
localities with whose problems they "Only once before in the history of
are concerned, is a proper pattern J the nation have we passed through
for all similar agencies. The federal such a period, and then it wasrecog-
trade commission and interstate com- J nized as so unusual that it was called
merce commission and like agencies the Era of Good Feeling," the gov-
shouild have been and ultimately must; ernor told the assemblage. "We
be organized along the same lines." know from history and experience
Discusses Government that so long as there are republics
Governor Green also presented a there will be divisions on major
short discussion of government and questions of public policy and those
governmental tendencies, and declar- divisions will go clear down through
to the building up of non-partisan the fabric of government.
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the Civil War, has failed, the gov-
ernor told the assemblage. Thus it
happened, he told ,that when Presi-
dent Roosevelt sent a very modest
fleet of warships around the world
"he had to hire foreign freight ships
to fuel and supply them."
"The World War found us without
ships of our own; and the foreign
ships upon which we had foolishly
come to rely promptly deserted our
ports, and our farmers and manufac-
turers found themselves with moun-;
tainous heaps of produce and products
piled up at the ocean's edge, but with
no vessels to carry them across thet
water to markets which were calling
for them so loudly and offering almost
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