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1upon which the government was
1 ounded.
ll a UtOne thing, at least, that can not be
__ said against Sacco and Vanzetti is that
Published every morning except Monday they were apathetic. Deluded they
dluring the University Summer Session bylnahv be adcoem dfr
the Board in Control of Student Public may have been, and condemned for
tions.-I their political beliefs perhaps, butt in
The Associated Press is exclusively en- at least one way they outstrip entirely
titled to the use for republicatie: of all news
dispatches credited to it or not otherwise millions of so-called loyal American
creditedein this paper and the local news pub- citizens in that they were interested in,
ished herein. America's government. Let there be
Entered at the Ann Arbor, Michigan,
rostoffice as second class matter.I no man among the accusers of Sacco
Subscription by carrier, $t.5o; by mail, and Vanzetti who failed to vote in the
Offices: Press.Building, Maynard Street, last election, and the election before
Ann Arbor, Michigan. that, and who can not remember who
EDITORIAL STAFF or why he voted when he one time did
Telephone 4925 cast a ballot. Let no one denounce
MANAGING EDITOR (jthe foreigners who come to our shores
PHILIP C. BROOKS and conscientiously try to form our
Editorial Director......Paul J. Kern government along lines they believe to
City Editor.....Joseph E. Brunswick be right if that critic has never read
Feature Editor..... Marian L. Welles
Night Editors the constitution of his country.
John E. Davis H. K. Oakes, Jr. Thousands there were who rose to.
T. E. Sunderland Orville Dowzer the defense of the established order to
Reporters condemn Sacco and Vanzetti. Their
Robert E. Carson Miriam Mitchell numbers rose to millions when Goy-
Win. K. Lomason Mary Lister l ernor Fuller made his report. In 1928
Bert Heideman W. Harold May they will have a chance to show this
BUSINESS STAFF passionate loyalty at the pol11s in a
BTSNES 1 STAFF national election. What will their an-
Advertising.............Ray Wachter LEONARD WOOD
Accounts........... John Ruswinckel America has lost a figure who for
Assistants the brief period of the war stood out;
C. T. Antonopulos S. S. Berar as few others did; and who has, since
G. W. Platt the war, become the governor-general
of the United States' largest overseas
Night Editor-WM. K. LOMASON possession. Major-General Leonard
THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 1927 Wood was more than this, however.
He was a man who rose from an un-
heralded rank in the medical corps to
the commanding position of the Amer-
PUBLIC APATHY AND AMERICAN ican army. He -accomplished this, of
GOVERNMENT course, partially through friendship
If there is any single danger para- for three of our presidents, but one
mount to all others that can overtake who scans carefully the career of the
a government founded on democratic great general can not but perceive that
there was more than friendship behind
principles, it is the peril of public these phenomenal promotions, and that
apathy. In the early years of our General Wood was primarily an excep-
own republic there was no danger of tionally capable man.
such a thing, because the trials and The tales of fiction can recount no
extremities of the infant nation con- more romantic story than the life of
manded the attention of all, if the Leonard Wood. Graduating from the
storm was to be weathered. In re- medical school at Harvard in 1884, the
cent years, however, the great ma- 24-year-old youth looked like anything
chinery of national government has but the commanding officer he was to
been smoothly adjusted, and in place become. Scarcely a year had passed,
of the constant crises that formerly however, before the lure of adventure
occurred the business of the nation seized him, and in a short while we
scarcely requires the attention of its find him in the midst of the campaign
citizens from one year's end to the against the outlaw Geronimo on the
other. Taxes are low in relation to Mexican border.
wealth, and the American people, Then suddenly the world was star-
especially the intelligent classes, are tled by the news that Geronimo had
largely apathetic to the great responsi- been captured, and was startled fur-
bility which is theirs. . ther to learn that the officer who
Particularly noticeable has this ten- achieved this was no other than the
deney been in the regard to the choice young surgeon, Wood, in charge of a
of president, and some large news- detachment of troops. For this came
'paper syndicates have almost totally a medal of honor, a promotion to cap-
neglected the realm of national and tain, and a removal to Washington,
state politics for the more thrilling' and next we find the doctor on the

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 10.-
Chairman Tom Lovell announced at
the openinig of this mornings mating
that there were 1098 delegates present
at the convention and that 55 vctes
would be necessary to receive the
Rolls National Party nomination for
president. (He added that the vi,-
presidency would be given to the first
man who would take it.)
* * *
The following names were then
placed before the convention in the
order in which they are named:
From California come ,Hiram John-
son and William McAdoo. The
cheering for these two was not as
great as it had been in other narty
conventions when the two were men-
Then followed William Hale Thonp-
son, mayor of Chicago, Lu Small,
Frank Lowden and Senator Smith all
of Illinois. The ovation received by
these men was tremendous. The
galleries fairly rocked for an jor at
the mention of the name of 1homp-
son alone. And when Len Small and
Smith were added the noise became
Then followed Borah of Idaho, Tag-
gert of Indiana, Brookhart of Iowa,
Ritchie of Maryland, and Brewster of
Maine, none of whom created a great
deal of excitement.
The Michigan delegation had the
next opportunity to place a few names
before the convention and as Clarence
Cook Little, spokesman for tree Michi-
gan delegation arose, a great hush fell
over the assembly, not even ti sound
of an automobile was head passing
Hill auditorium. He said, "I wish to
place before this convention for con-
sideration the names of Senator Ferris,
Mayor Smith of Detroit, Governor
Green, and Henry Ford. Ary of them'
would make a fine president."
After this the rest of the 'an(Ydates
named were: Reed of Missouri, Bryan
of Nebraska, Fall of New Mexicco,
Smith of New York, Walker of New
York, Pinchot of Pennsylvania, Vare
of Pennsylvania, Vare of Pensyiv'inia,
Richards of S'outh Carolina, Ma Fer-
guson of Texas and Dern of Utah.
Following the placing of these
names before the convention the dele-
gates decided to take a rest and all
went out to their hotels to drink and
arrange the way they would vote. It
was rumored about that with the great
number of candidates to choose from
a dark horse would stand a splendid
chance of winning the party's nomina-
Before the balloting began it seemed
that Ford of Michigan, Vare of Penn-
sylvania, Walker of New Vork and
Small of lliwos were the favorite
candidates and sure to get the mnost
votes. Ma Ferguson was rated as a
close second to the leaders bing sure
of women supporters.
* * *
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 10.-At
Hill auditorium the Rolls National
Party met this afternoon to vote on
candidates for the nomination of their
party. It was announced that in order
to give the party a chance to equal
the number of ballots cast by the
Democratic party in 1924 they would
start- numbering on the first ballot
with the number 51. In case any
questions were asked they would de-
clare that the first 50 ballots were
taken by mail to avoid delay at the
ANN ARBOR, Tich., Aug. 10.-On
the 51st ballot at The Rolls '.ational
Party nominating convention Mo Fer-

giison of. Texas was apparently close
to nominationI having received 541
votes, 5)50 being necessary for elec-
tion. Others were: Small of Illinois
51, Thompson of .llinoois 43, Vare of
Pennsylvania 42, Reed of Missouri 3(,
Ford of 3Lichigan :16, Green of 3lichi-
gain 30, Borah of Idah 28, Bryan of
Nebraska 24, and Smith of New York
21. The other candidates received
scattering votes and all withdrew from
the race.
ANN ARBOR, iNich., Aug. 10.-It
was reported in official circles tonight
that every effort was being made by,
the Ford supporters to swing votes
to Smith for the time being so that
Ferguson would not receive the nonii-
nation which has already cost several'
interests millions of dollars. The hal
loting will be continued tomorr -w.
Wood to -take the helm. Thus far the
greatest ability of the world has been
occupied in the grim business of kill-
ing, as represented under the more
cultured title of war; and while it is
to be hoped that this system has
changed, it cannot detract from the
great achievements of the men who
have taken such a glorious role in
the unenlightened past. Among these
men General Leonard Wood deserves
a 1ie- r,,nr

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murders and divorces, dished up inI
the same way day after day, until they
become so stale that the menu has to
he altered with the arrest of an Anti-
Saloon league official. Nevertheless,
most of the journals of the country,1
and all of the great ones, still devotel
favored space and their most brilliant'
writers to the really consequential
happenings of the nation.
In view of this fact the indifference
of the people is inexcusable. When
less than half of the qualified votersj
care enough about the future of their
country to vote for its president, then
it is time that some compulsory
method of forcing attention on the
government be devised. Majority gov-
ernment, the bulwark of all true de-
mocracy, is impossible when the ma-
jority refuses to take part, and in ad-
dition to this the startling bulk of
misinformation which the American
puclic will absorb on almost any ques-
tion is a terrible revelation indeed.
The recent case of Sacco and Van-
zetti is another illustration of theI
same point. It is true, of course, that
major events in this case transpired
six years ago, but since that time they
have been consistently reviewed, and
any person with a working knowledge
of Ameracin affairs could have kept
constantly in touch with the case
through the press. Yet it is astonish-
ing, and lamentable, that the bulk of
the American people do not know now
the facts of the case from its instiga-
tion to the present time. They do not
know how the jury reached its deci-
sion, or what new evidence has been
introduced since the trial; and they do
not know the facts upon which to base
an intelligent decision.
It is all right, of course, to accept
the opinion of a conservative governor,
handed down after secret conferences,
if one is unable to form an opinion of
his own; but to the mass of the Amer-
ican people, boasting as they' do fa-;
cilities of exceptional clear sighted-
ness, the lack of knowledge of a case
of such vital importance is insulting
indeed. Involving as it does the in-
ternational question of freedom ofc
speech, and persecution for politicalc
beliefs, there is utterly no excuse for1
apathy, either on the part of the con-t
servative citizens of the country, ort
th-An who would sustain the nrinciples f

eve of the Spanish-American war.
Here Theodore Roosevelt was hunt-
ing a fearless and dashing leader for
his regiment of "rough riders," and
the young captain who had captured
Geronimo received the call. Then fol-
lowed the brilliant campaign at San
Juan, and Colonel Wood, with Lieu-
tenant-Colonel Roosevelt, mounted the
crest of the public imagination with
their deeds. After the war Wood was
left as Governor of Cuba, and in 1902,,
after the government was turned over
jto the first president, he returned.
Then followed his greatest bit of
work for the United States, which was
a reorganization of the army along
European lines, a reorganization that
probably meant millions of lives in
lives in 1918. He was sent to Europe
to study methods, and on his return
was made chief of staff of the Ameri-
can army, with the result that when
the war broke out America had a sys-
tem of training camps capable of ex-
pansion into the great war machine
which they ultimately became.
During this period, also, he had.
been active in Philippine affairs, being
sent on several special missions.
When the United States entered the
war, however, General Wood was im-
mediately sent to France to study con-
ditions on the battlefields, and then
returned to take charge of the train-
ing of troops, while General John
Pershing, several years his junior, who
had the advantage of a West Point
education, took charge of the expedi-
tionary forces.
After the war powerful forces at-
tempted to secure his nomination for
president, and though defeated by
Senator Harding, one of the first of-
ficial acts of the new president was
to appoint him governor-general of the
Philippine Islands, where he served
conscientiously until his death. An
estimate of the work that this man
'achieved is extremely difficult, for
few, if any, public servants have given
in the course of their life what he has
given to the United States.
Let us earnestly hope that the great
conflicts which occupied the energies
of this great commander and execu-
tive will never recur to claim the
talents of future generations, but if1
they do America will be extremely
fnoinatit to have annther Tnnonrd


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