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tors has introduced a bill which if made into law
will allow the people freedom to decide whether
they will go to a foreign battlefield to fight a
war. This war referendum bill provides that the
people shall vote, before Uncle Sam's troops and
guns are sent overseas to fight a war that has
been called by a parley of diplomats.
If our nation is to be truly democratic, it can
never operate under a system that gives a few
men the power to decree that all its citizens must
don the khaki uniform and sacrifice their lives
on the battlefields.
War referendum to the people is criticized be-
cause it would curtail the work of the diplomats.
But that is the very intent of the proposal-to
take the decision of life and death from our
diplomats and place it in the hands of the fatheex
and sons who are directly concerned in the
The referendum proposal does not apply in
cases where the boundaries of our nation, or even
our South American friends, are threatened.
danger of attack on this continent is imminent,
our appointed generals and admirals still rea
tain the powers that are vested in them.
It is true that the bill provides a slow process
of legislative decision. This is one of its merits. It
allows the American people time to decide wheth-
er they want to send their guns and soldiers to
Europe to fight in another nation's backyard.
The referendum is deliberately designed to slow
down the pace of American diplomacy abroad.
It is based on the fundamental belief that twen-
tieth-century war should be avoided at any cost",
It assumes that we are a nation composed of
people seeking individual happiness and national
welfare, and not an encampment of soldiery
seeking an opportunity to sacrifice our greatest
sources of strength in a punitive drive against
a dictator who has committed a moral wrong.
The war referendum bill vitally affects every
student in the United States. It should be
solidly supported because:
f. It offers us an opportunity to work for
peace in a constructive, democratic manner.
2. It permits slow consideration of our en-
trance into war, and thus will minimize the
effects of the war hysteria of the' moment.
3. It does not threaten the security of the
United States boundaries; it applies only to wars
on other continents.
-PaGyl M. Chandler
Not even Franklin D. Roosevelt has had as
rough a ride in magazines and newspapers as that
forced upon Ben Cohen. Like other mortals, Mr.
FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 1939
VOL. XLIX. No. 132
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Cohen undoubtedly has both
faults and virtues, but he is
generally bawled out for igr
performance in a role td
which he has never been as-
signed or made so much as
a single appearance.
There are those who be-
lieve that this extremely shy
young man gallops up and
down Washington terrifying
sion books drawn from the Univer-
sity Library are notified that such
books are due Monday, April 3rd, be-
fore the impending Spring vacation,
in pursuance of the Regents' regula-
Fredenthal and Helen May, shown
under the auspices of the Ann Arbor
Art Association. Alumni Memorial
Hall, afternoons from 2 to 5, March
24 through April 7.
Robert D. Mitchell
. Albert P. May1o
Horace W. Gilmore
Robert I. Fitzhenry
S. R. Kleiman
- Robert Perlman
S William Elvin
*. Joseph Giles
* Dorothea Staebler
ger. . . , . Philip W. Buchen
r . . . . Leonard P. Siegelman
anager . . . Wil4am L. Newnan
ness Manager . . Helen Jean Dean
lce Manager . . . Marian A. Baxter
EDITOR: ,LEIOTT MARANISS
torials published in The Michigan
written by members of the Daily
represent the views of the writers
C LARA SHOULD BE ashamed of
ra went to Ohio State. After attending col-
Clara came back to the farm and (would
elieve it) pretended that she knew every-
In fact, she stamped her foot and refused
to Sunday School.
on Wednesday, according to the Cleveland
Dealer, the Ohio Senate passed a resolu-
:o investigate the subversive activities at
and other tax-supported universities and
Is. The vote followed a debate in which
Senator Pollock (Rep.-Canton) shed cro-
tears over the sad history of the degrada-
f Clara as told by a newspaper columnist
d George Crane.
course the Senate had other facts. Dr. H. T.
ps (Rep.-Athens) disclosed to the Senate
a communist named Sandbeg, who was a
late for the Council in a city which he did
lentify, had written to a student at a state
:sity, asking his support. Dr. Phillips fur-
aid that there was "a suspicion, probably,
on a lot of facts" that un-American activi-
ere going on.
liam M. Boyd (Dem.-Cleveland) pictured
>fficials of the Communist Party gathering
scow and saying:N
)k how powerful we are in Ohio, we created
a strong organization the Senate of Ohio
ompelled to investigate us."
Pollock finished up by saying that any-
here was a whole lot of popular interest in
aerican activities. After all, without popular
st who would crowd the balconies to hear
e, there was opposition to setting up a
)ies committee in Ohio. Grant Ward (Rep.-
bus) asserted that one of the principal:
ars for the investigation was a person who
failed to make the grade" at Ohio State
ad been kicked out.
ace S. Keifer (Rep.-Springfield) a wav
n and grandson of a Civil War general,
d that the resolution was "conceived in a
of Fascism by Fascist-minded people, whose
s to suppress free speech. The strength
;ability of the government of the United
does not depend on suppression of criti-
If your Americanism is not strong
h to stand a free discussion of any kind of
aen it is not strong enough to stand with-
teen of the thirty-one Senators present
for the resolution. You can't really blame
considering the picture of Clara-the col-
r1 who wouldn't go to Sunday school.
-S. r. eleeman
To Philip Buchen
"Goodyears"-hasten to resent-
With our "Expert Versifier"
We have always been content
And the "Untermeyer Letter"
"Goodyears"-hasten to resent-
In our Advertising Matter
The latest-we demand
And our "Modernistic Rhyming"
"Louis" couldn't understand-
Of our type of Advertising
Do not ever have a fear
For REEFER-rhymes with EASTER
Just as PRETZEL does with BEEF-
Representatives and shaking his fist at Senators.
The truth is that Ben Cohen is a recluse who
seldom sees the light of day and talks volubly
only to close associates.
But even if this picture were put over, the
attack would switch, and he would be accused
of acting as a sort of Conan Doyle villain named
Professor Moriarity, who used to plot va4
schemes in a subterranean den piped for lethal
gas which could be administered to the unwary.
Although well known to lawyers, even before
he entered the government service, he has
made few appearances in court. Many of the
Washington newspapermen have never seen him,
and if he has any particular buddy in the press,
the intimacy is kept quiet.
* * *
Lifted Into Headlines
Very probably his name would have appeared
very seldombin the papers if it had not been tha
he and Corcoran formed a kind of political and
intellectual partnership. Corcoran gets around.
He is easy, friendly and gregarious. Although he
is constantly being swatted on editorial pages,
the working press gets along with him very well.
He is extremely low hat.
The partnership was probably pleasant and
from certain points of view extremely useful. But
it was punishing to Ben Cohen. He might have
toiled unknown and unscathed as an important
but anonymous' member of the New Deal circle
if his name had not become associated with that
of his far more active friend. Whenever Tommy
Corcoran moved into the limelight the ghost of
his friend came spiritually along, although Cohen
in his own slight flesh might have been home in
bed, reading a good book or doing research work
upon a political proposal.
Corcoran & Cohen was precisely the firm name
for which the anti-New Deal politicians had been
looking. It was used repeatedly in all the purge
campaigns in the South. This was red meat fpr
both "Cotton Ed," of South Carolina, and George,
Back in the hills the speaker could raise up
both Catholic and Jewish prejudice without con-
mitting himself formally to that incitement. The
man on the stump would merely speak of Presi-
dential advisers and say, "Of course, I refer to.
Tommy Corcoran and Bennie Cohen." And the
voice would linger over the name "Bennie" in a
sibilant sneering manner.
* * *
Putting Over A Myth
As a result many thousands of voters are co
vinaced.that a shy recluse is actually a bumptious
plotter who swaggers around the halls of Con-
tress and puts pressure upon the President to do
his will and bidding. The thing is unclean, un-
true and monstrousbut it is easy to sell a myth
to the American people.
Ben Cohen took orders and acted as a cor9
'ultant. Until recently his contacts with Mr.
Roosevelt were extremely rare. They see each
other more at present. Franklin Delano Roose-
velt is not an Executive to be frightened aw
from p friendship by either a whispering or a
trained educator; the other is not. One is desired
by the University. The other is not.
The issue is clear. If the state is to know how
we feel, vote and vote for Dr. Dean Myers.
Student Non-Partisan Committee On
The Election of Regents
Sol Sobsey, Chairman Joseph Bibik
Jack Sullivan Robert Emerine
Max Hodge Jack Zubon
Carrell Leuchtmann Robert Forsythe
John Uhl Horace W. Gilmore
To the Editor:
No body that claims to be liberal minded
could substantiate that claim by acting as the
Student Senate has at its last two meetings. 1±
was the duty of the Student Senate, as the
representatives of the students, to act on the Re-
gency question; their interest in Michigan should
have compelled them to act that the men that
would most benefit this university would attain
the Regents' posts. Their action though, was not
directed against a wrong, but against a person.
If their moral indignation had been justified, it
would have been universal and they would have
looked into all sides of the question before theX
drew any conclusion. The majority made no at-
tempt to do this; most of them didn't and still
couldn't name the men that are running for the
office and their various qualifications. Themr
decision is therefore unwarranted and unjusti-
The Senate last night called for a "referen-
dum" on their action. The poll next Friday is no
referendum; the Senate is giving the students the
chance to judge the qualifications of all the
Faculty Tea: President and Mrs.j
Ruthven will be at home to faculty
members and residents of Ann Arbor
today from 4 to 6 p.m.
Note to Seniors, June Graduates,
and Graduate Students: Please file
application for degrees or any spe-
cial certificates (i.e. Geology Certifi-
cate, Journalism Certificate, etc.) at.
once if you expect to receive a de-
gree or certificate at Commencement
in June. We cannot guarantee that
the University will confer a degree or
certificate at Commencement upon
ny student who fails to file such
application before the close of busi-
ness on Wednesday, May 17. If ap-
plication is received later than May
17, your degree or certificate may
not be awarded until next fall.
Candidates forudegrees or certifi-
cates may fill out card at once at
office of the secretary or recorder of
their own school or college (students
enrolled in the College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts, College of
Architecture, School of Music, School
of Education, and School of Fores-
try and Conservation, please note
that application blank may be ob-
tained and filed in the Registrar's Of-
fice, Room 4, University Hall). All
applications for the Teacher's Cer-.
tificate should be made at the office
of the School of Education.
Please do not delay unt the last
day, as more than 2,500 diplomas and
certificates must be lettered, signed,
and sealed and we shall be greatly
helped in this work by the early filing
of applications and the resulting
longer period for preparation.
The filing of these applications
does not involve the payment of any
Shirley W. Smith.
To The Householders: Many of our
students are in need of part-time
work. If you have any odd jobs, such
as housecleaning, yard or garden
work, that the students can do, will
you please call the Student Employ-
ment Bureau, Ext. 2121, Room 2
University Hall? We will endeavor to
send you satisfactory help.
J. A. Bursley, Dean of Students.
To Stuaents Having Library Books:
1. Students having in their posses-
Student Red Scare
To the Editor:
Several candidates for the Student
Senate have built their platforms
around assertions that the Young
Communist League dominates lead-
ing campus organizations. Seeming-
ly these assertions are intended to
raise a red-scare against us. It is not
difficult to see, however, that these
attacks'are made against an altogeth-
er different target.
The YCL has nothing to fear from
such attacks, or from the "red" V5bel.
rhe red-batiers themselves know this
fact very well. But they hope that by
crying "Communist" and attacking
the Daily, the ASU, the Senate, and
other organizations as "red," they can
frighten the campus into relinquish-
ing its rights to self-expression, stu-
dent self-government, and democ-
The ultimate aim of such persons
is the complete splitting, binding, and
gagging of the student body. If their
present attack meets with success,
we may expect to find a number of
other institutions attacked under the
same pretext. This is what these per-
sons hope to accomplish. But after
the Dies Committee's red-baiting has
been exposed as a flank attack against
Murphy and the New Deal, the cam-
pus must not be frightened out of its
rights and security by the same tac-
Young Communist League
Cheer For Mimes'
To the Editor:
Tuesday afternoon I went to the
Union Coffee hour where I read that
Mimes, the Michigan Union Drama-
tic organization was presenting a
skit. I had heard for a long time about
Mimes and the Operas they had pre-
sented with tremendous success in
other years. I went prepared to -mock
the feeble efforts of this dead defunct
club. But when the entertainment
began, when these two men in the
dress and manner of girls swung into
action I forgot my cynical purpose
and laughed and admired with the
Afterwards I went immediately
home and still in the mood. lapsed in-
a coma of adoration. In this state I
refused food and drink for forty-
eight hours and when I recovered,
even before taking nourishment, I
sat me down and wrote this.
What I want to know is: Why can't
we have more nf this tvn of enter-
"Students who leave Ann Ar-
bor for an absence of more than
a week must first return all bor-
2. Faliure to return books before
the vacation will render the student
liable to an extra fine.
3. Students who have special need
for certain books between April 3rd
and the beginning of the vacation
may retain such books by applying
at the Charging Desk on April 3lNd.
4. Students, who have urgent need
for certain books during the vacation,
will be given permission tondraw these
books, provided they are not in gen-
eral demand, on application at the
Charging Desk after April 3rd.
Wm. W. Bishop, Librarian.
To the Members of the Faculty of
the College of Literature, Science,
and the Arts: The sixth regular meet-"
ing of the faculty of the College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts for
the academic session of 1938-39 will
be held in Room 1025 Angell Hall,
Monday, April 3, at 4:10 p.m.
1. Adoption of the minutes of the
meeting of March 6, which have been
distributed by campus mail.
2. Discussion of reports submit-
ted with this call to the meeting:
a. Executive Committee, prepared
by Professor Arthur S. Aiton.
b. University Council, prepared by
Professor Joseph R. Hayden.
c. Executive Board of the Gradu-
ate School, prepared by Professor
Louis I. Bredvold
d. Senate Advisory committee on
University Affairs, prepared by Pro-
fessor Louis C. Karpinski.
e. Dean's Conference, prepared by
Dean Edward H. Kraus.
3. New business.'
1939 Mechanical Engineers and
Graduates: Your attention is called
to the notice on the bulletin board
regarding the visit of the representa-
tive of the Saginaw Steering Gear
Division of General Motors.
The Cap and Gown Committee has
chosen Moe's 711 N. University, as its
headquarters. It advises fittings be-
fore spring vacation. No deposit is
necessary. $1.50 is required when
the cap and gown are picked up.
Publicity Committee for Frosh
Project: All freshmen women on this
and all other committees must have
their eligibility cards handed in at
the Undergraduate Office of the
Michigan League on or before March
The Michigan Wolverine building
may be rented by any campus group
for social purposes. The Wolverine
is in no way affiliated with any group
to whom the building may be rented.
The Directors assume no responsibili-
ty for programs presented by any
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received notice of the following
Michigan Civil Service Examinations:
Institution Band Music. Director,
salary range: $130-150, April 7.
Housekeeper, salary range $95-110,
Highway Electrical Engineer, sal-
ary range, $325-385, April 13.
Complete announcements are on
file atthe University Bureau of Ap-
pointments and Occupational Infor-
mation, 201 Mason Hall; office hours:
9-12 and 2-4.
Juniors and Seniors of the Literary
College: Students desiring to apply
for candidacy for the Teacher's Cer-
tificate please see a member of the
Teacher's Certificate Committee as
soon as possible. In the absence of
Professor Thorpe students majoring
in Group I, and minoring in Group II
see Professor Welch, 4089 Natural-
Science (Univ.-591), hours Tu-Th,
11-12; those minoring in Grqup III
see Professor Wheeler, 321 Haven
Hall (Univ.-598), hours Tu-Th, 3-4,
English 150 and 298 (Playwriting).
Mr. Loughran will read his play at
the meeting next Monday night,
April 3. Kenneth Rowe.
Master's Candidates in History:
The language examination will be
given at 4 p.m., Friday, March 31, in
Room B, Haven. Please bring your
Exhibition, College of Architecture:
The premiated drawings submitted
in the national competition for the
Wheaton College Art Center are be-
ing shown in the third floor Exhibi-
tion Room. College of Architecture.
University Lectures: Professor Ken-
neth J. Conant, of Harvard Univer-
sity, will give illustrated lectures on
"The Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem"
on Monday, April 3, and "The Mon-
astery of Cluny" on Tuesday, April
4, at 4:15 p.m. in the Rackham Lee-
ture Hall under the auspices of the
Institute of Fine Arts.
Harland Danner, Michigan athlete,
will present a lecture on "Life with
the Lacandones" at the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre, Wednesday, April
5, at 8:15 p.m. This lecture will be
illustrated with motion pictures tak-
en during Danner's recent visit
among the primitive Lacandone In-
dian tribe of southern Mexico. Tick-
ets will be on reserve at the box of-
fice Monday, Tuesday, and Wednes-
:ay. This lecture, sponsored by La
Sociedad Hispanica, will be in Eng-
Botanical Seminar will meet to-
day at 4:30 p.m., Room 1139 N.S.
Bldg. Paper by Dr. Friedrich Oelkers
"The Physiology of Meiosis."
The Annual Meeting of the Alpha
Chapter of Michigan of Phi Beta
Kappa will be held in Room 2116
Natural Science Building this eve-
ning at 7:30 p.m. All members are
urged to attend this meeting.
'The Suomi Club will sponsor a so-
cial evening at Lane Hall tonight at
8:00. All Finnish students are invited
Stalker Hall. Class in "Through the
New Testament" led by Dr. Brashares
at 7:30 p.m. at the Church. The par-
ty this week will be Saturday night
when we join with the Congrega-
tional group at their meeting place
at 8 o'clock.
Services at the Hillel Foundtion
tonight at 8 p.m. 'Dr. Isaac Rabino-
witz will speak on "An American-
Jewish Literature." Mrs. Hirsch
Hootkins will be the hostess at the
Social-Hour following services.
Faculty, College of Engineering:
There will be a meeting of the Facul-
ty on Monday, April 3, at 4:15 p.m.,
in Room 348, West Engineering Bldg.
The program for this meeting in-
cludes the consideration of a recom-
mendation from the Committee on
Scholastic Standing as to Honor
Points for graduation and for the
Home List; a report from the Stand-
ing Committee, and routine business.
Faculty, School of Education: The
regular luncheon meeting of the fac-
ulty will be held Monday noon, April
3, at 12:15, 'Michigan Union.
Junior Research Club. The April
Physics, will speak on "Auditory Fa-
4, at 7:30 p.n. in the Amphitheatre
of the Rackham Building.
Mr. R. H. Nichols,dDepartment of
hysics, will speak on "Auditory Fa-
tigue with Reference to Measurement
of Subjective Harmonics," and Pro-
fessor H. L. Kohler, Department of
Mechanical Engineering, will speak
on "Recent Advances in Piston Ring
The Angell Hall Observatory will be
open to the public from 8 to 10 on
Saturday evening, April 1. The moon
and selected stars will be shown
through the telescopes. Children
must be accompanied by adults.
The Graduate EducationClub will
meet Monday, April 3, at 4 o'clock
in the Graduate Education Library,
University Eelementary School. Dr.
Fritz Redl and Dr. George Myers will
speak on Guidance. All graduate
students taking work in Education
are cordially invited to attend. Re-
freshments will be served.
Eta Kappa Nu: Meeting in the
Union on Sunday, April 2, 7 p.m. for
actives and 7:30 p.m. for pledges,
Room will be posted.
The Graduate Outing Club will
meet at the northwest door of the
Rackham Building Sunday afternoon.
They will leave promptly at 2:30
p.m. for Camp Newkirk. The pro-
gram includes an Easter Egg Hunt,
baseball and other outdoor games.
Supper will be served around a camp-
fire or indoors if the weather does
not permit. They will return before
Faculty and all graduate students
Roger Williams Guild, Saturday,
6:15 p.m. at Haunted Tavern; 33rd
U.S. And World Peace
To the Editor:
That Mussolini should declare his stand with
Hitler is but natural and was to be expected.
By threatening war--that is,. by bluffing--he-
hopes to get from France Tunis, Corsica, Nizza
and what not. If the western powers are taken
in by the new bluffing they will have to make
more and more concessions to be finally over-
whelmed by the ever-growing strength of thp
axis. If they are willing to resist and if war comes
Hitler and Mussolini will be defeated, because
the western powers have everything to make them
victorious-man-power, resources, money. The
question is whether the western powers are will-
ing to stand up against the Fascists.
As for the United States, we must stay out of
any European war for the reason that we cannoL
save the European democracies. They must save
themselves. They have the power to do it.
Our first and foremost duty is to save our own
democracy by making it a more genuine democ-
racy than it is. As the result of a new world war
in which we might participate, there is the
strongest possibility that our democracy would
come to an end.
Let us do our nearest duty before launchinV
out into a European war which will accomplish
nothing, cause incalculable damage and make
this a worse world than it is now.
To the Editor:
An event of great importance takes place to-
day-the Student Senate referendum on the
election of Regents. It is vital because in large
measure the people of the state will vote Monday
the way the students do today. Publicity on the
result will be tremendous-it will show, once
and for all, who the students want as regent.
The answer is known, of course, to those on
campus. There can be little comparison between
a man who served for 15 years on the Medical
School faculty; who was president of the Ann
Arbor U. of M. Club, president of the Community
Fund; member of the Board of the American
College of Surgeons, and president of the Ann
Arbor City Council, and a man whose sole quali-
)* . "
EUROPE this week the diplomats
are sorrowfully nodding their heads,
ng that before many more weeks
longer be able to "tolerate" the
ctics of the twin dictatorships.