The Morning Chronicle from Manhattan, Kansas on August 8, 1936 · 4
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Manhattan, Kansas
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Saturday, August 8, 1936
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PACE FOOT THB MORNIWO CHRONICLg, MANHATTAN, KANSAS SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 1936 ' Iho MOUSING CHRONICLE FOB YOU AND YOUR TOWN 112 North Fourth Btraai - EVERY MORN1NQ EXCEPT MONDAY By FAY N. SEATON Fr4 A. Saati ton. Aaaociata PublUhar , K. HOMFR HEWIN9, Manager , OWEN WELCH. Managing- Editor ; Member of The Aeaoclated Preaa The Aaeociated Praia 1 eluelvely ntltled to th me for republication of 11 newt dlapatchee credited to It or not otherwise credited to thli paper and leo the loeal newa published herein. All right to republication of apecta dlepatchea are alio raaerved. . SUBSCRIPTION PRICES Manhattan, br Carrier, weekly 1 Oc Manhattan, by Carrier, month . 40c Manhattan, by Carrier, year ........14.00 By Mail Elaewher If paid tn advance, a year ...J .......$3.00 If paid In advance, aix montha ....1.76 If paid in advance, month .SO Entered at eecond elaaa matter Da eamber 1, 1021, at the pontoffice at Manhattan, Kanaaa, nnder the net of March S, 1870. Member Kanaaa Praaa Asaociatlaa Present Job First Governor Alf M. Landon, for whom a busy campaign program between now and November has been planned, let it be known that his present Job of governor of Kansas comes ahead of the campaign, and that if he Is heeded for anything "anywhere or any time" in connection with bis duties as governor he will be there. This assertion followed an announcement that President Roosevelt would include him among other governors to be invited to attend a drought conference. Landon is only being consistent in his statement. He has contended from the very start of his presidential boom this his Job of governor came ahead of presidential considerations. Accordingly he turned down numerous opportunities to speak in other states when his campaign was in its infancy. He is right in his contention, and politically smart as well. It was being a good governor that made him presidential material. It was sticking to the job and serving the state in every way hekcould that brought him into favorable national prominence. Staying with his duties when needed and continuing to make good in his present official capacity will be more -eloquent proof of his right to the presidency - than either his own or his friends' campaign speeches. ' Craziest Stunt of All Representative Zioncheck's end is : tragic even if not surprising. The Washington congressman who has been mentally ill might have been j expected to do something violent, and the wonder is that he was not carefully watched andi helped. ' His death has the sensational quality of Tils exploits in the cast which brought about his arrest and confinement in a sanitarium for mental patients. The same poor, i sick mind which led him into ir- responsible acts in the east, suggested the feat of diving out the high Window, a stunt which was sure to attract attention . but which was crazier than anything he had ever done. It was a misfortune that he ever was elected to congress. Had he continued to be a more or less obscure person whose antics would not have been so conspicuous, he might have escaped his fate. Opinions of Others On the Way, But Where? t .Information complied by the Associated Press yesterday would 5n-; dlcate that the long predicted naval . building race is really getting under way. Perhaps the first wrench was thrown two years ago when Japan decided ! it would no longer sub-: scribe to the five-five-three pact at its expiration. Japan did not violate the treaty. It gave the notice re quired by which it would not bi necessary to continue under the treaty for another term of years. Japan is expected to arrange for the replacement of four capital ships next year. Highly militaristic, 1 Japan has had big ambitions 5n that way for some time. But it is : difficult to Understand where Japan stood to gain by deciding to exceed its quota of costly, taxpayers' back bref king battleships for the United fitates and Great Britain promptly resolved to continue the ratio. That means not only that Britain and th.?: pnited ; States will build oa parity, but they will keep the 5-5-. rate as between themselves nnd Japan. If Japan builds more ships, these np.tions will too, keeping that ratio. It is going to cost everybody and everybody will lose because of the expense, to say nothing of the temptation to try out those big na vies sometime. ; The naval race, started by Japan, naturally extends elsewhere. Even though Great Britain and Russia have concluded a naval treaty, which ifrtp bring the Soviet union in line with the new London pact between Britain, France and the United States, that, according to the : Soviets, applies only to the western fleet It does hot concern the easfc-' em fleet, which is on guard against Japan and which is expected to be enlarged just as Japan enlarges its navy. Just what ambitions Italy may have as to a navy remain to be seen. Japan, apparently, insists on bankrupting herself to keep up with the Joneses. The Joneses, on the other hand, are going to overspend to see that Japan does not keep up with them. And bo the race goes on, a costly thing for nations hard pressed enough without it, and bringing up any number of troublesome possibilities for the future. Salina Journal. German Aye of Darkness " Higher education is reported to be on the decline in Germany, which may or may not account for the frenzied efforts of the Nazis to drum up Interest in this Summer's birthday celebration at the University of Heidelberg. American scholars will not be surprised at the turn of events. The Hitler mania baa resulted In the eviction of so many distinguished scientists, as, for example, Dr. Albert Einstein, that the Teutonic centres of learning could scarcely help deteriorating into vapid goose-stepping agencies for the dissemination of Krackpot Kultur. " "We do not believe," says a Nazi leader, "that one can become a leader only through knowledge. Character is incomparably more important." The point is well made, If the supreme object of a nation is that Of producing miniature dictators. But it so happens that scholarship declines under that kind of a Spartan set-up. Higher education cannot be xpected to thrive In an atmosphere of unbending autocracy and ruthless suppression, which is simply another way of saying that the German universities win not emerge from their present age of darkness until the true spirit of democracy is revived. McPherson Republican. The Idea of Warden Codding When Warden J. &. Clodding n Kansas turned a humanitarian light on conduct of prisons he was held up as revolutionary. He advocated a system of sympathetic study of prisoners rather than the "eye for eye" principle that had been followed lor centuries. What Warden Codding had in mind was a type of treatment that would restore the morale of prisoners rather than turn them out with .deeper hatreds for society. This theory was correct as subsequent steps in penal methods have shown. A prisoner these flays is pathological case rather than the subject of outraged society. At least Warden Codding demonstrated there is room for mercy and intelligent study of prisoners. His death accentuates the land mark: he made while in prison supervision in Kansas. , Some of his critics insist now that their predictions have been realized, They term the humanitarian conduct of pris ons as loo much coddling and re sponsible for the failure of prison to deter crime. They insist that the quality of mercy which Mr. Codding introduced in large measure during his administration has destroyed the purpose of penal Institutions. To offset this attitude, however. we have Warden Laws and other advocates of humane conduct of prisons who insist that this sympathetic attitude is bearing fruit. In spite-of parole violations and the apparent failure of prisons to conduct criminal bents, they say more men are rehabilitated for their proper place In society. They advise readers to consider that more publicity is given the prisoner who goes wrong after release from prison than the man who quietly resumed his place in society. For everyone who falls to make good, there are ten who are restored to useful life. The difficulty in trying 'to ; appraise the Influence of Mr. Codding on prison life is that there always will be two Viewpoints on how prisons should be conducted. One group mat neueves society shmiirt m4 its pound of flesh from those who violate Its laws will never see eye to eye with the advocates of a plan that Is more interested in the Individual than society. This latter element believes that -hatred is a faulty philosophy' no matter where used and that it is never constructive. At present the Codding Idea seems to be in the majority. Pris ons have eased their restrictions. Prisoners have ample privileges. If humanitarian treatment can assist in rehabilitating men and women, it will be proved under the Present system. - . - Warden Codding at least focused public attention on prison conduct. He added fire to the argument that still rages. Certainly his theory was as good as the centuries' old one that brutal punishment is the proper cure for predisposition to crime. Iola Register. THE New Yorker at Large By JACK STINNETT Annual Summer Exodus Roaming Romeos Preferred A Strike Every Day . New York. Our duty would be left undone if we failed to report on the annual exodus from Manhattan, when New Yorkers abandon the city to visitors and unfortunate stay-at-homes and seek relief from summer heat and the traffic's din at the seashore or in the mountains. About the daily round at the beaches we have already had our1 say and we know of no better way of reporting on life at" the mountain inns than by picking up a little item from that esteemed Journal of the entertainment world, Variety, which was ' carried under the delightful headline: 'Mixing' a Must, Mixed Teams a Bast life on the Borscht Circuit' 'Not satisfied with the entertain ment they have, mountain hotels on the borscht circuit are instructing their agents (booking entertainment acts) to discontinue sending single women or mixed couples. The joints prefer roaming "Romeos floating around to keep the f emme guests interested. "Hotels are always overboard on femme guests and went to equalize the situation as best they can. Dames having to look at each other all day find it a little difficult to stay on. . Reason for female majority Is that This Curious PEACOCK WORM BUILDS TALL TUBES IN THE SAND NEAR, SEA SHORES, AND AS THE TIDE RISES, IT PROTRUDES ITS BEAUTIFUL GILL-PLUMES TO PEED e it tv wtA it avKt. me. -f MOST animals hold their mouths open when they wish to breathe faster, but the toad cannot breathe at all with his mouth open, for he has to swallow air, and he cannot swallow unless his mouth is closed. He has no ribs to aid him in expanding and contracting. , : tr, .. V NEXT: What is alfalfa known DROUGHT HITS HOME J ( many go away for the season minus hubby, who continues Working to keep her there. Also the stenogs' two weeks are usually made" more In-trlgulging by a little of that Donjuan attention. . .... - "The bands and talent also get out and mix. This was frowned upon for some time, but things being what they are, the boys are now pinch-hitting on direct instructions from' headquarters. .. " New York is the city of strikes. There is never a iay when you can walk more than a few blocks in any business area without seeing several placard-bearing pickets , announcing to the passing trade Chat the store, firm, shop or .factory is unfair to its employes. i The latest strike has provided Manhattan with a laugh . . , it is the strike of exterminators. And now around many - of the hoity-toity hostelries, pickets walk bearing placards, "The Exterminators of (name of hotel) are on strike" . . . and are the inn-keepers' faces crimson! Down In I4th street, on the south of Union . Square, a picket with, a voice like a fog-horn combines a regular barker's spiel with the visual warning that the department store there is unfair to . its employees. Whenever he sea a prospective customer examining a window display, he shouts his warning that the clerks selling whatever article is being examined do hot know their business. ' , I In Jackson Heights, a lone picket trudges daily before a two-chair barber shop, carrying a sign that informs the world that this shop is unfair to "Its employee." World aTOAD Wll suffocate: IF HIS MOUTH IS ' HELD open as in England? 5233 2 , In West 52nd street, before a restaurant, pickets pack placards written entirely in Yiddish. In Queens, there is a barber who believes in fighting pickets with pickets. Trudging up and down is one whose sandwich boards announced that the shop is unfair to organized labor. Behind him, match ing step for step, is another whose boards read: "The employes of this shop are not on strike. ... It is only that the Shop is independent. Every hour, by mutual agreement, the two doff their boards and drop into the cafe next door for a friendly cup of coffee. . . T was a bad week tor star-gazers. The two comets were hard to see; and Shirley Temple failed to show up at a Los Angeles premiere. ; ' Police blamed a series of ntrto accidents on o Detroit man's inferiority complex, but failed to question her. Italian papers . are afraid to mention II Duce's age, but It's just putting off the inevitable. Eventually he'll begin wondering about those wrinkles. . ' . It is reported that Colonel Lindbergh did not speak to Reichsfuehrer Hitler, though he was within heiling distance. I .,.. The U. S. athletic world is hav- ! ing its setbacks. .Mrs. Jarrett was disqualified, and the high hurdler, i Representative Zioncheck, has retired from the race in Seattle; (Copyright, 1936, NKA Service, Inc.) The Literary Guidepost By JOHN SELBY "THE BIG MONEY," by John Dos Passos. John Dos Passos evolved his personal formula for the novel ,soon after the war, and he has stuck by it pretty consistently since. The formula is highly complex, being rather a prose panorama presented without the careful process of elimination to which a painter would subject a proportionately large canvas before completing it. "The Big Money" is perfect Dos Passos. It is a panorama of the post war years, stuffed with the gyrating figures of profiteers, speculators, starving miners, good "gals", bad gals, politicians (mostly bad), actors, gigolos, movie people, social workers., The author is apparently trying to plot the Channels through which the big money has been taking its post war course. "Artfully, he follows none to its actual end, preferring rather to fade out with trick nhntmrrnnriv It. makes a nasty picture. Poof Charley Anderson, who is a genius with tools and often a lucky dub at finance is forced to drink himself to a messy death, Margo Dowling. who takes what used to be callea "the easy wav." lands rather well in Hollywood. The list might be ex-etnded from here to the end of this column, but that's the drift of it all. The upshot is a terrific sense of fatigue and, futility in the reader's mind. Mr. Dos Passos is incredibly expert at bashing in the brains of his BARBS readers. He administers no mild medicine at all. Even when describing a little girl unhappy under a Brooklyn "L" .he substitutes agony for nostalgia. ' Like John O'Hara, none of his numerous drinkers ever takes a couple and lets it go at that; they all drink tubs full. Even the humor has a super-sardonic flavor. And yet . . . the years Mr. Dos Passos describes were mad. There were Just such hopeless dummies as Charley Anderson abroad. Finally, it probably is good for us, now and then, to be flailed by all this. o Ihlmhs about The Troubles of Europe Beverly Hills, Calif . We may have our own troubles, Including so many mounting taxes over the land and so much mountain music over the radio, but what with Spain rent by internal war, and France having strikes which almost approximate . war, and Poland threat ening revolt against nazi control of what, laughably, is called the "Free"' City of Danzig, and the rest fchpm COTipral. ly stewing in their ' trvla 8."Cobb respective political casseroles, we're lucky. In fact I can think of but one thing the European nations have which we could use, but, alas, will never get, needless to say. I refer to the money they owe us. At The Theatres By H. Miles Heberer SPENDTHRIFT THEATRE Wareham DATES -Friday and Saturday FEATURED PLAYER Henry Fon- da TYPE Comedy PRODUCER Walter .Wanger for Paramount ENTERTAINMENT VALUE For . the majority, EXCELLENT. I am told that Hollywood actors have to entertain and pay off the proper people to keep their jobs. If Edward Brophy cant keep his Job without paying anybody, then movie executives are more short-sighted than I give them credit for being. If there was nothing entertaining about "Spendthrift" except Edward Brophy, the picture would still be an adept and merry bit of business. Yes, on my lot, Mr. Brophy would be shown the respect due a first-class workman. This story about a . boy with too much money, has other actors who also perform ably. There IS, for example, Henry Fonda, who gets better with each role. His is the star part. But June Brewster, who appears in only a few scenes, almost steals the production. For that matter, none of the other women in the cast can touch her acting. It is sure, crisp and hewn,i to the line. Horses are prominent in the plot. Excellent use has been made of the running of th 1936 Kentucky Derby .with conversation about Granville, who threw his rider at the start, worked Into the script. There are bright conversations and amusing situations built around the racing episodes which occupy a major share of the picture. The picture has speed and win keep you on your toes. CHARLIE CHAN AT THE RACE ' v TRACK THEATRE Dickinson DATE Saturday FEATURED PLAYER Warner Oland PRODUCER Darryl " Zanuck for 20th Century-Fox . ENTERTAINMENT VALUE For mystery fans, SATISFACTORY. Charlie Chan pictures have the distinction of reliability. The audience is always assured of seeing exactly the same picture performed in exactly the same manner each time one of them is shown. The scenes and character and dialogue change but the plot, Charlie and his Anglo-Chinese son go on. If these ingredients satisfy you, "Charlie Chan at the Race Track" Is a good show. There is a murder, switched racehorses, the Santa Anita handicap, called San Juanita in the picture, crooked betting and the usual surprise ending after most of the characters have been suggested as the possible criminals. Even fas the guilty party confesses, another of the characters standing in the room with him is shown in close-up look Ing like the world's number one criminal. A moment later he walks out of the picture with no further explanation. No more pretentious than its predecessors, "Charlie Chan at the Race Track" is ail Warner Oland and, for a moment, a detailed study of how pictures of race finishes too close to judge are made. THE LAW IN HER HANDS THEATRE Sosna DATE Saturday FEATURED . PLAYERS Marn Wet Lindsay, Glenda Farrell and Warren Hull TYPE Drama ,a PRODUCER First National ENTERTAINMENT VALUE For the majority, FAIR. t havn't derided whether this IS an Jnriirtment aeainst women in the legal profession or just an Idea that failed to Jell. As roraas, neiwier Til BEHIND THE 0C2IJB0 IN VHiSHEiGTOKf . .BY fcODNSY BY RODNEY DUTCHEn MO A Service tHmft CorrraraaaMt WASHINGTON One of the big T laughs ' of the summer in Washington is the way the radical boys and ; girl in the New Deal ranks have, taken Mr. Roosevelt to their bosoms and proclaimed him as their hero and sole hope of salvation. , What I mean is the rather large fprinkllng of minor officials and rank and file employes making from $2,200 to $4,600 a year and in some cases a little more who were hired for the new agencies though their views were more Socialistic than otherwise. They owed their Jobs to friends higher up in the New Deal who considered them relatively brilliant or able and took them in without regard to their politics. A year or two ago most of them were damning Roosevelt all-over the place, accusing him in their private sessions of being a stooge for Big Business, of being a hypocrite masquerading as a true liberal, of taking the conservative path rather than the road to the left in all major pinches. Today the .very same crowd is almost unanimously declaiming that Roosevelt is the only alter native to stark reaction and early Fascism; that he is carrying the torch of progress! vism with a vigorous stride; and that Governor Landon is a tool of Wall Street nnd Hearst. ' - .-- i Their vicious verbal attacks have been transferred " from one man to the other. , . TifOST of this amusing conver x sion probably can be attributed to a desire to hold onto jobs. Federal employes outside civil ser Miss Farrell nor Miss Lindsay has much to offer. Miss Farrell starts as Miss Lindsay's partner but soon is one of the office help. And Miss Lindsay is as at home In a court as a Kansan in a cloudburst. There are some very fancy trimmings on the plot, which concerns a group of modern racketeers who, according to the Big Chief, do not ; enforce their demands with "1928 stuff" like guns, bombs and accidental violence. Just what has been substituted we are not" told but considering the amount of time the boys of the gang spend on trial for various forms of crime so "severe they may have to die, I am afraid I the authors havent been quite fair i With the audience. During' all of this courtroom stuff, Miss Lindsay, s On the side of villainy, and Warren j Hull, fighting for virtue, are at each others throats by day and night; the daylight activity being for Jus-Itice, the moonlight, for love. There is an interesing, If implausible, finale in the courtroom when Miss Lindsay swings over to law and order. Then love goes on full time and Miss Lindsay has herself disbarred for 'life. Just, I suppose, to keep from ever suing herself for divorce, or something. - ' Ten Years Ago From The Morning Chronicle, Sunday, Aug. 8, 1926 Miss Frances Maxwell Of Manhattan won third , honors in the Kansas Baptist oratorical contest at Ottawa last night. .. . - A chicken dinner and a program of talks have been arranged for the annual field day Tuesday of the Manhattan Poultry association and the Riley county branch, of the National White Leghorn association at the J. F. Payne home, 431 Pottawatomie street. The choir of the Trinity Luther an church of Topeka will lead union .services in the city park at 8 o'clock this evening. , Report of the votes cast for democrats', at the primary last week were totalled yesterday in the office of the county clerk. The highest vote on the ticket was given John T. Barr, probate Judge, who received 252 votes. Few democratic ballots were called for, there being no competition for offices on that ticket within the county and little competition over the state. Twenty Years Ago (From The Mercury, Aur. 8, 1916) The board of education has adopted a resolution forbidding high school students from belonging to secret organizations, which the board found to exist among the students. Ralph, Stanley of company I was slightly wounded at Camp 8hafter, Eagle Pass, Tex., In a fight between a body of regular soldiers and national guards of companies, K and L At the board of education meeting Monday night,, A. R. Springer was re-elected president. Prof. W, H. Andrews vice-president, and Robert fe. Spilman clerk. Miss Edna Hetael was employed as German teacher to till the vacancy resulting from the ilOQFING Your roof ing problems will be taken care , of by calling 2477 , J. D. SEILER ROOFING CO. MANHATTAN Free Roof Inspection 7 CqTCHZlU '",; vice who once affected an air It -non-partisan aloofness are prac-. tically as anxious about their fu- " ture employment as those who landed on the payroll as deserving Democrats. . There are other considerations however. Most "radicals" prefer Roosevelt to Landon, believe they would lose all influence under .a , Republican administration even It they were allowed to work in It, and feel that the type of "progress" which they want to continue would come-at least temporarily to an end if Landon were elected. THERE will be no blind men,' literally speaking, In the U. S. Senate next session. Tom Gore's primary defeat in Oklahoma, following the death ot Tom Schall of Minnesota, has removed the two sightless senators. Senator Schall was one ot the earliest public figures to attack the New Deal without reservations end that was perhaps his outstanding claim to fame. But his attacks were so indiscriminate, so poorly aimed, and so often inclusive of unprovable charges that they probably did the anti-New Deal cause more harm than goo4. QORE has been more effective, .aside from being recognizee as the Senate's most accomplishes wlsecracker. - He was voted out of Congress after he had opposed American entry into the World War, an Voted back in- 1&3Q by Oklahoma ans who apparently felt that pet haps he had been right. ; . But he had become conservative! and his oft-expressed contempt for the New Deal just wasnV enough to renominate him. (Copyright, 1S3, NEA Service, inc.,! resignation of Miss Bradbury. John R. Bender; athletic director at the college for the past year, has been made athletic director at the University of Tennessee. He and Z. O. Clevengers are exchanging places. Forty Years Ago 40 years ago (From The Mercury, Aug. 5, 1896) H. C. Layton moved his family and household goods to his Marshall county farm Friday. Three hack loads of colored folk drove to Alma Saturday to attend the emancipation day picnic. , Charles Garrettson and Ed Ulrich went to Junction City on No. 3 Friday and rode home on their wheats in the evening. ; ' Miss Anna Hostrup entertained a few of her little friends in honor of Marie Higlnbotham of Kansas City Wednesday evening. ; The Blue Valley took nine coaches Sunday morning on the Lincoln excursion. Fifty-eight tickets were sold here. Some of our young people drove "to Keats Wednesday to attend an apple social at the M. E. Parsonage. Editor Graham of the St. Marys Journal has offered $150 for information about the parties who threw his office into the river the night of June 3. CAUGHT NAPPING Dennlson, O., Aug. 7, (JPr Sleep IS more important to Ralph Ault, oil driller, than a pair of 'shoes. After working for hoilrs at a gas well, Ault started home in his car. He drove a few miles : and decided on a nap, his feet dangling over the side of the automobile. - He awoke with both shoes missing Nearby a cow was chew- ing on his footwear. a a a a - tlmM rvrVon nf Thlf?fl tm White Sox never throws the ball to a pitcher when ne gets it tn an around-the-infield warm-up. He always passes the horsehlde to Zekk Bonura, ana lets uonura toss to true Hurler. The RELIABLE TRANSFER and STORAGE CO. Moving, Storage and Crating . . Baggage light Hauling Long Distance Hauling Office 319 PoyiitB Ave FREE. Estimate AJJIO , Pays to Know Let us check your car any time-Testing estimates are free. Do not be afraid it is going to cost you to drive in and ask about your -car. . . Wo Service All Car If If

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