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t 4P g ummeIand to the other nations it will put
America in the position of a black-
~t aguard unwilling to support disarma-
Published every morning except Monday America, however, has been the
during the" University Summer Session by
the Board in Control of Student Publica- instigator of every great movement of
tions. disarmament since the war. We have
The Associated Press is exclusively en- scrapped millions of dollars worth of
titled to the use for republication of all news l
dispatches credited to it or not otherwise battleships, deliberatly sacrificingya
credited in this paper and the local news pub- supremacy we held among the naval
lished herein.
powers of the world and relinquish-
Enteredsatsthe Ann Arbor, Michigan, ing a supremacy that Great Britain,
rostoffice as second class matter. Jn urmc htGetBian
Subscription by carrier, $t.5o; by mail, with her inferior resources, could
Offices:, Press Building, Maynard Street, never have approached. We have been
Ann Arbor, Michigan. willing to give the British a fair ex-
EDITORIAL STAFF position in this conference; we have
Telephone 4925 l criticised our own delegates for not
MANAGING EDITOR going more than half way; but now,
PHILIP C. BROOKS in the face of deliberate affront, we
Editorial Director......Paul J. Kern cannot go further and we must con-
City Editor.....Joseph E. Brunswick demn the narrow policy of self cent-
F ntrr Edrifnr-- LM~inT Wallc~


r eature zuiLS..... mari Ln. + ew es
Night Editors
John E. Davis H. K. Oakes, Jr.
T. E. Sunderland Orville Dowzer {
Robert E. Carson Miriam Mitchell
W i. K. Lomason Mary Lister
Bert Heideman W. Harold May
Telephone 21214
Advertising............Ray Wachter

erecd lust for power that characterizes
the British policy. We are facing, of
course, the worst and most bigotted
thought of England when we negotiate
with the government in power. If
England is never to besincere, it is
high time that we abolish naval limi-
tations and achieved once and for all
the clear superiority to which our re-
sources entitle us. If England is sin-
cere, she has had a chance to show it
and has failed. We can not be patient

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Rate's by the Open till
-lour, Day or Season Eleven Tonight
"It must be eonsidered the supreme
stroke of luck," writes Bruno Frank = G O C AI N 0 E I N G O D A Y
in describing the wife of Thomas Mann
author of "The Magic Mountain," re- SAUNDERS CANOE LIVERY
cently published by Alfred A. Knopf, Huron River at Cedar Street
and now in its second large printing, _____________________________________________________
"for Thomas Mann to have found the
one wife who, of all the 800,000,000
women on earth, is probably the best Last
suited to him. Wives of German crea- OUrkChance
tive writers are generally appalling
-I know many of them-but this one
makes up for all the others.
She is a woman to marry whom eZs
any man who has a glimmer of per-
ception could do no less than crawl
across Europe on his knees. She is a
combination of spiritual freedom, in -r $40 $45 $
ward kindness, wit, and feminine {r 40$ 5$ '
charm; her very presence is an inspir-'-
ation. And that Thomas Mann, to A D L E R
win her, did not have to crawl across
the continent on his knees, but as a
young man met her quite simply in' Fa Su ts0
the Munich home of her parents-this!aSL
was indeed luck at its most actual andBt
geun. By special ar rangement with I_
genuie. the ADLER CO we are able to /___l
offer 100 new fall suits at this
A MENCKEN SCHIMPLEXICON lunheard of price.
Alfred W. Knofp has in preparation Here are three hot specials
Meneken Schimplexicon. It will be! fr 4u
made up of extracts from all the vast
abuse of Mr. Mencken that has been( $2.50 White Broadcloth
printed in the United States during the Shirts 1
past ten years. Successive chapters
will depict him as Patriot, as Critic,..$ ,b
as Literary Artist, as Christian, as
Democrat, as Husband and Father, etc. $1.00 Athletic Underwear
Many eminent American publicists will 3 for
be represented in the list of contribu-
tors, including a number of ecclesias-. . . .__
tics of high rank. The sixth volume THE COCA-COLA CoMPANY. ATlANTA..Q.
of Prejudices, by H. L. Mencken, will 75c Fancy Socks, 3 pairs
be brought out in the autumn, for G lass
BOOK MATERIAL IN THE FLOOD .00 * ioo* The ofFashi ox
Langston Hughes is visiting the
Mississippi flood states working as a1 look over the quality of our Fashions come and fashions
laborer and collecting material for a merchandise, we will not urge
new book of poems. Mr. Hughe's lat- you to buy. ,o but fiures prove that
est book, Fine Clothes to the Jew, was
recently published. Coca-Cola is still the m ost
P. T. BARNUM HAS MORE THAN 30 popular of all beverages.
OGRAPHY. 213 East Liberty
The exact number of reprints and IT HAD TO BE GOOD TO GET WHERE IT iS --- 7 MILLION A DAY

Accounts.........John Ruswinckel any longer.
Assistants Some day, perhaps, there will be an
C. T. Antonopulos S. S. Berar international disarmament conference
G. W. Platt which all affected nations will enter
with a sincere desire to limit arma-
Night Editor-WM. K. LOMASON ments, and the outcome will be anI
SATURDAY, JULY 30, 1927 international commission to control
the international navy which will
amount to nothing more than an in-
~-ternational police force, and which will
THEY CONTINUE TO FAIL save Great Britain the trouble of
There seems to be little hope for maintaining endless cruisers for the
the naval parley at Geneva. True it protection of her international trade
is, of course, that the British have pre- lanes. Such a suggestion souds fan-
sented a so-called compromise plan, tastic, at present, to be sure, but time
which, as might be expected from has wrought many things, and though
the British, is a compromise between it is a far cry from the theory to the
the most extreme and the most mod- fact, who would have guessed that
erate views of-the British. None of Great Britain would ever sit at an in-
the nations, with the possible excep- ternational parley and even admit that
tion of Japan, seems sincere, and und- naval parity might be good thing? All
erlyigg the whole tone of the confer- we need is a small measure of sin-

ence is a mutual suspicion so charac-f
t 'riti 4finterna tiona snnfA,.nh.,

To sum the whole thing up, the
ovuiser question was the first present-
ed to the delegates. Immediately
Great Britain proposed a limit so high
that it really was no limit at all, but
a target forbuilding, and the United
States, supported by Japan, protested.
Then Great Britain admitted that the
United States was enitled to cruiser
parity with them but that England
would have to have more cruisers in
order to protect her many trade lines.
Then the delegates from our own
country very pointedly suggested that
if Great Britain musthave alarge
number of cruisers they could be
small cruisers, while the United
States, with its naval bases far apart,
would build a few large ones and the
tonnage of the two countries would
be the same.
But this still did not satisfy Great
Britain, for obviously she entered this
conference with the idea of emerging
queen of the seas, and the thought
of admitting parity with the United
States, other than in theory, was nat-
urally abhorrent. Now, as the final
step, the English have emerged with
what they call a compromise plan, and
this is the prize piece of bigotted nar-k
rowness of the whole conference. I
The British of course were handi-1
capped when their leading naval ex-I
pert left the conference to referee a
shooting match back hom in England,
but even so it seems that they might
have been honest enough not to call{
a one-sided proposal a compromisec
plan. Their so-called compromise,4
subtly veiling British supremacy, is anA
insult to the intelligence of the dele-
gates with which they are dealing.
In the first place the compromise
would postpone definite action until1
1931, or beyond, but meanwhile it]
would make England's cruiser suprem-
acy so secure that any proposal to
overthrow it in 1931 or beyond would1
be regarded by the folks back homef
in the British Isles as a rank affront.N
The British are perfectly aware, of
course, that the heavy cruiser, whichf
can travel a long ways between bases,
is the only kind practicable for the.
United States, while the light cruiser,
which can be employed over a largeg
number of shipping lanes and whichc
can make use of England's thick c
growth of naval bases, is more prac-n
tical for the British. So the "com-t
promise" very adroitly proposes a. def-a
inite and low limit on the heavy cruis-A
er, to hold the United States in a posi-e
tion where it will not be dangerous, I
and then proceeds to propose that
light cruisers be allowed in any quan-
tity, thereby providing what is in prac-a
tice no limitation at all for the British. t
If the London diplomats thought that a
the Americans would not see through a
this thin ruse they are mistaken, for 0
poor as our diplomats are, one can not t
strike them in the face with a fact a
and have them ignore it. So the f
United States will defeat the "com- a
promise," and to the press of the world A

cerely to supplement the admission
and, the day of an internationally se-
cured peace is not so far distant after
It is far past the time for the United
States to subsidize its war time fleets
for the ships which would have give
this nation the greatest commercial
fleet in the world have long since rot-
ted at their piers, or been sold for
junk. It is of some encouragement,
however, to those who advocated gov-
ernment aid at that time to learn
that the fleet of the United States ship-
ping board, operating some of the ves-
sels left to the government through
the war, has made a profit during the
fiscal year just closed, and that the
service on the lines has won high
After all, of ourse, shipping is only
a business, and America, occupied as
she is with every other kind of busi-
ness under the sun, is perhaps not as
fitted for competition in this field as
some of the other nations. Our sea-
men's laws, what is more, inflicting
strict regulations on the employment
of sailors, are too rigid to allow us
to compete on an even basis with other
countries, and then too, other coun-
tries have long since subsidized their
merchant marines in one way or an-
The business of trans-oceanic ship-
ping is a very vital one, however, and
one which may have far more serious
consequences than a mere inland ent-
erprise. It inovlves in a very large
sense the control of the arteries of
traffic of the world, and the control
of these arteries is an asset both in
war and peace times. At one period
late in the decade between 1840 and
1850 we had effectually subsidized our
merchant marine, but the Civil war,
with its attendant concentration on
home projects for four years, put us
far in the rear with a handicap from
whih we never recovered.
If the politicians of the nations re-
fuse to allow a subsidy to shipping,
however, the next best thing is govern-
ment operation, as is being carried on.
Of course the government can not be-
gin to go into the shipping business
on the scale that private interests
could have done under a subsidy, but
nevertheless it is encouraging indeed
that the ships of the government are
at last operating at a profit, and that
America has some of the finest pass-
enger steamers in the trans-Atlantic
Perhaps if the government operation
continues to be successful, it will be
an incentive for more private capital
o go into the business of shipping;
and even if it does not lead to greater
chievements in the development of
ur merchant marine, the fact that
he government can efficiently operate
great fleet should at least answer
or all times those who would criticise
ny government enterprise; and the
lmerican merchant marine, while only



new editions which P. T. Barum's
autobigraphy went through is one of
the things in literary history which
will remain forever obscure. George
S. Bryan, editor of Struggles and Tri-
umphs, or The Life of P. T. Barnum,
*written by himself, called by Keith
1 Preston "the source book of the
Barnum saga," made active use of
twelve editions of the autobiography.
There are known to be in existence
between 25 and 30 editions, and there
are probably more.
One of the cruious facts about book-
selling is that an English translation
of a foreign book gives impetus to the
sale of the book in the original. After
The Magic Mountain, by Thomas Mann
was translated from the German and
published in America recently, a large
wholesale German bookseller reported
that he had calls for 300 copies of the
Mann novel in the original German.
Walter R. Brooks, author of that en-
chanting juvenile, "To and Again," has
gone up to his log cabin in the Adiron-
dacks, with Mrs. Brooks, to escape
from the strain of being a landlord in
New York ity. Mr. Brooks bought
an old house not far from Washing-
ton Square and remodelled it. That
part of it was a joy. Then he ad-
vertised for tenants, and his troubles
began. Mr. Brooks says he could
write a novel{ about it, but that no-
body would believe him.
Before sailing for Europe May 11th,
Donald Ogden Stewart said: "I'm
going to Scotland to trace down this
rumor about Scotch whiskey I've
heard so much about. I decided to
see whether there is such a thing.
I've been sent by the Authors' and
Moving Picture Actors' Protective As-
sociation of Southern California to
trace it down and bring some samples
back." Mr. Stewart was accompanied
by his wife. While in Scotland, he
will write his humorous novel, "An
American Comedy," which Harpers
will publish.
a shadow of what is might be and what
it was at the close of the war, is still
a very imposing reality on the high
seas under the operation of the United
States government.

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