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Editor, The Michigan Daily:
As far as those who listened to
Judge Hanley speak before the Wood-
row Wilson club Tuesday evening are
concerned it is entirely unnecessary
to reply to the communication address-
ed to you by Mr. Epstein. But for
those who missed that address I wish
to answer Mr. Epstein's communica-
tion. I will attempt no general dis-
cussion of the questions involved, but
will meet his criticisms in the order
they are raised.
That this is a campaign of personali-
ties is a fact. That it is a fact is due
to the circumstance that Mr. Wilson's
acts have been so fortunate in their
results, and, that the Republicans; fail-
ing or not daring to attack acts have
instituted an attack on the personality
of the President, and that Mr. Hughes
by constant, carping criticism and
complete failure to take a stand in con-
crete terms on any. of the issues he
himself has raised, has invited an at-
tack on himself.
The speaker referred at length to
Mr. Hughes' evasive policy but never,
to my positive knowledge, referred to
that gentleman as "crazy" or "wild."
As to the facts of Mr. Hughes' eva-
sion, he has evaded the Adamson bill
in that he has never dared to state
what he would have done in that emer-
gency; on "Americanism", by speaking
in general terms for something that
every American wants, without dar-
ing to point out specifically those
whom he considered un-American, as
Mr. Wilson has repeatedly dared to'
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manuscripts now on exhibition at the
Library will be of special interest to
students of medieval history. Many
of the exhibits are beautifully "colored.
There are six papal bulls, issued by
Pope Pius Clement XII, Gregory XIII,
Clement VII, and Clement XIX, be-
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do; on the conduct of the war, in that
he has never stated what lie would
have done in any of the great emer-
gencies which confronted the Presi-
dent. In general it is clear that while
Mr. Hughes has made many vague and
ambiguous statements from which his
supporters, with great appearance of
glee, have drawn any conclusions
which they thought would suit the
electorate of their own particular lo-
cality, he has never dared to make any
statement in such terms that it might
directly antagonize any element of the
population, and he has neverdared to
answer the questions propounded to
him by some of the most prominent
writers in the United States.
Judge Hanley never said, as Mr. Ep-
stein would imply, that Mr. Hughes
should have spoken out on the bench
in criticism of the old issues on which
Mr. Hughes most insists at the pres-
ent time, one, the Mexican question,
arose in Mr. Taft's term, and it was
incumbent on Mr. Hughes to make his
protest then, if he were sincere; and
the other, the Adamson bill, arose aft-
er Mr. Hughes had already resigned.
It can hardly be urged then that
either was a cause for his resignation
at the present time.
Judge Hanley never stated that Del-
aware was "the-only state where mun-
ition factories were situated" What
he did say was that Delaware, as the
headquarters of the great DuPont
powder mills, was one of the states
which one would naturally believe to
have the greatest prosperity as the re-
sult of the war, and that it was, as a
matter of fact, the only state in the
Union whose bank deposits failed to
show an increase, while Oklahoma and
the Dakotas, which surely have no
direct interest in the munitions bus-
iness, show an increase of approxi-
mately 100 percent.
As to Mexico, Judge Hanley pointed
out that American investors have re-
ceived a percentage of profit to just-
ify. the risk of the loss of their pro-
perty; and the larger ground, on which
the Democratic party stands squarely
and fearlessly in this election, that it
is not patriotism to make war at the
cost of many lives to save many dol-
lars; that it is not courage to attack
a small nation on a quarrel which
would never be seriously pressed
against a great one; that it is not Am-
ericanism, as the Fathers saw it when
they founded this nation, to deny to a
smaller nation the right to establish
a free and independent government
with the hands of its own people, be-
cause the property rights, or even the
lives, of foreigners are thereby en-
dangered. Our own existence both in
the Revolution and in the Civil war
rested . squarely on these grounds.
Have we so soon forgotten?
As to the Adamson bill not being an
According to Morrison Wood, '17,
there seems to be a great deal of mis-
understanding in regard to the rules
governing the scenario contest being
held by the Comedy club. The contest
is now open to all students of the Uni-
versity and will close March 1, 1917.
At this time a committee of judges
composed of Dr. W. D. Moriarity,
Prof. T. E. Rankin, and Mr. Lyman
Bryson will select the three most suit-
able scenarios submitted. The play
will then be acted out by members of
the Comedy club and filmed.
The following rules will govern the
1. The contest is open to any stu-
dent in the University.
2. The scenario will be either three
or four reels in length.
3. Some part of the plot must deal
with University life; its exteriors shall
be laid in and around Ann Arbor, par-
ticularly on the campus; and it will
be a comedy drama. The scenario is
not to be a travelogue or a picture
showing Ann Arbor and campus life,
it is to be a photoplay with a distinct
4. At the close of the contest the
judges will select the best three
scenarios submitted. Then a director
of some prominent picture company
will collaborate with the judges in
choosing the best one of the three.
The author of the best scenario will
be awarded a prize of $50, if it is pos-
sible to produce it.
5. Scenarios will be written on one
side of legal cap paper, the first sheet
containing the name of the play and
only the initials of the author. The
manuscript will be fastened together
in some manner. A sealed envelope
containing the name of the author,
with the name of the title of the
scenario and the initials of the author
in the upper right hand corner on the
outside, must accompany the manu-
script. The judges reserve the right
to bar any scenario otherwise sub-
6. Address all manuscripts to Mor-
rison C. Wood, 733 South State street,
Ann Arbor. There are several books
on scenario writing in the Library,
which contain the necessary technical
knowledge on the Erubject. Additional
information may be obtained from
Morrison Wood, phone 387.
eight hour bill, a number of things
may be said. In the first place, while
I have no intention of reflecting on
Mr. Epstein's intelligence, I am sure
that the great body of the audience
had not the slighest difficulty in fol-
lowing Judge Hanley's reasoning, in
spite of Mr. Epstein's statement that
"we were in quandary as to what the
speaker meant." No man who has
ever worked with his hands for wages
quibbles about the bill giving an eight
hour day, whatever lawyers, -econom-
ists and politicians may say about it.
If Mr. Epstein could hear the derision
and laughter with which Detroit fac-
tory workers have greeted the state-
ment that the Adamson bill did not
grant an eight hour day, some of his
suspicions of that measure might be
allayed. The Adamson bill is not per-
fect, but not Mr. Hughes nor any of
his henchmen, with months to think
about it, have been able to suggest
anything that would have better solved
the crucial situation with which Pres-
ident Wilson had to deal.
In conclusion I wish to state that
I fully concur with Mr. Epstein in his
plea for fairness. I also wish to state
that in his discussion of Tuesday even-
ing Judge Hanley was as fair and as
considerate of personalities as any
man speaking frankly as a partisan
can be expected to be. And I would
respectfully recommend to Mr. Ep-
stein that in making a plea for fair-
ness he, in all due consistency, be
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