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Editorial Staff

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orman A, Schorr
ennis Flanagan
ohn N. Canavan
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Women's Editor
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Hatch Bill
In Mid-Passage . .
L AST WEEK, in editorial comment,
The Daily praised certain last-
minute Senate amendments to the Hatch Bill.
These amendments specifically stated, in one
way or another, that the bill, which would bar
certain classes of public employes from political
activities, would not affect college professors.
Now, it is noted, these amendments have been
stricken from the bill by a House subcommittee.
Specifically, the most comprehensive provision
eliminated was the amendment proposed by
Michigan's Senator Brown: "Nothing in this
act shall be construed as in any way affecting
educational, religious, eleemosynary, philan-
thropic, or cultural institutions, establishments
and agencies, together with the officers and
employes thereof."
Senate debate on this and similar amend-
ments had waged loud and long. Numerous
Senators took the viewpoint that college pro-
fessors (the category which caused the most
heated debate) do not desire to engage in po-
liticalactivities, and that they should not be
permitted, even though they desired to do so.
It was only after many reverses that Senator
Brown won his point.
IT IS EVIDENT, too, that sentiment in the
House. is far from favorable to the amend-
ment. It was literally killed in subcommittee,
of course, but all indications pointed to more
hot debateson the House floor, should it have
received a favorable committee report. New
Mexico's Representative Dempsey-from the
same state as the bill's author, Senator Hatch-_
went so far as to denounce it as an invitation
to educational employes to get into politics.
After interminable wranglings on the House
floor, the bill will probably reach conference
committee. There it will be subject to more
petty bickerings, with both House and Senate
representatives attempting to win their points.
Thence the completed committee bill will go
back to the two houses, there to be passed or
killed, again only after long and irksome de-
bates. And a lot of legislative time and energy.
will be needlessly consumed in the process.
The point is this: If the Hatch Bill is not
merely the vehicle upon which the rival political
parties are trying to slit each other's throats
in an important election year and that criti-
cism has been suggested several tihes), why
are not the essential points in the bill enacted
in simple and compact legislation?
THE BILL, known as the "Extension of the
Anti-Pernicious :Activities Act," has two
main purposes: to bar certain categories of
public employes from political activities, and
to restrict and control political campaign ex-
Expeditious legislative accomplishments of
these two purposes would be, respectively, to
place all 'classes of public employes in question
under civil service, and to pass an adequate and
comprehensive campaign fund law, such as
those which some states have already attempted,
Our Washington legislators seem unwilling
or unable to do this. Instead, debates about
the Hatch Bill too often degenerate into shady
attempts by both major parties to cripple each
other's campaign machinery or to alienate each
other's popular support; all this during what
will probably be a momentous election campaign.
It appears that "all is not gold that glitters."
So let's not be too idealistic or optimistic in our
evaluations of, or our expectations from, the
Hatch Bill. - Howard A. Goldman

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The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent te views o h writers
Congressional Antics
Mar Session ..
T HE UNIVERSITY economics de-
partment has a habit of going
through' the news from Washington and clip-
ping out Bright Sayings of Congressmen. When
the department has a goodly store of such gems,
it mimeographs them at bluebook time and lets
students in elementary courses try to find the
Latest of such economic monstrosities con-
ceived by Washington (and no doubt filed by
the ec department) is that of Senator O'Maho-
ney of Wyoming. The Senator would tax the
machine and thereby reward employers who
achieve their production by manpower. O'Maho-
ney says: "Congress, by a simple law, can
create such an incentive for the private em-
ployment of labor that we can speedily put an
end to our- difficulties."
THE BILL "would reward those employers
whose output is secured by the more-than-
average use of manpower" and "require a cor-
tribution from those employers whose output
is produced by more-than-average use of ma-
chine power."
Senator O'Mahoney goes on to explain in
an article in this week's Electrical Workers'
Journal: The proposal "boils down in practice
to the collection by the government of a small
amount of differential collections 'from a rela-
tively small number of large, more-than-aver-
age mechanized producers, and the distribu-
tion by the government of a like amount of'
differential payments to a presumably large
number of small less-than-average mechanized
Slichter, Bye, Taylor or any other elementary,
economics text will point out the errors tle
Senator has made. A correct bluebook answer
would probably be based on the argument
that the Senator is mistaking slck conditions
for normal, exigency for the long-run view. He
runs counter to the basic definition of economy-
that of making the greatest possible use of
resources in satisfying human wants.
BUT WHAT is of greater concern is that an-
other Congressman has so arrantly pro-
posed legislative nonsense in order to please
his constituents. It is difficult to believe that
O'Mahoney had his tongue out of his cheek
when he put his panacea on the docket. It is
much easier to believe that this was a hollow,
vote-seeking gesture, analogous to speeches
printed in the Congressional record but never
actually spoken on thefloor of the legislature.
Add to O'Mahoney's bit of nonsense a couple
of suggestions made recently by Senator Tobey
of New Hampshire. Tobey was the ringleader
in the trumped-up opposition against the cen-
sus. He declared: "It's another Declaration
of Independence on the horizon! . . . The Senate
can render no higher service than by striking
down this attempt to pry into the private lives
of our citizens ... Ye gods! Stalin and Hitler
may act in that way, but not in this country.
Shame on my country for suggesting such a
thing." It was also Senator Tobey who pro-
posed to send a Congressional committee to
Fort Knox, Kentucky, to see if the vast amount
of government gold supposed to be cached in
that stronghold is actually there.
THESE ludicrous antics that O'Mahoney and
Tobey are performing have the obvious pur-
pose of making political capital. They are the

To the Editor:
In reply to Chester Bradley's editorial "Toward
a Strong Will for Peace" in last Sunday's Daily
I wish to add that I believe he is 100% correct
in stating that an effective full-time organiza-
tion is three times as effective as "sporadic
peace meetings."
Peace education must be carried on relent-
lessly throughout the school year. Meetings
and forums on vital issues must be held reg-
ularly. Peace literature must be distributed.
And this requires an organization devoted ex-
clusively to the cause of peace and peace edu-
I wish to inform Mr. Bradley, however, that
fortunately such an organization already ex-
ists-the Michigan Anti-War Committee. The
Committee, which was organized and received
University recognition back in 1937, conducts
a year-round program of the nature outlined
The Michigan Anti-War Committee works
in close cooperation with other groups, such as
student guilds, and with interested individuals
in furthering peace education on campus. Con-
tact with peace groups on other campuses is
kept up through the Youth Committee Against
War, a national organization.
Mr. Bradley may recall that during March
the Anti-War Committee sponsored a forum
on "Latin-American Problems" and a talk on
"M-Day Plans" by Prof. Mentor Williams. At
the present time it is cooperating with the
Peace Council in planning the April 19th
peace strike.
Thus the Committee heartily invites the sup-
port of Mr. Bradley and other interested stu-
dents in its drive to keep the campus fully in-
formed on the peace issues and united in the
attempt to keep America out of war.
Karl E. Olson,
Councillor, Michigan
Anti-War Committee
c e
Drew Pedsoil
WASHINGTON-It was to be expected that
the Polish diplomatic documents seized by the
Nazis would be discredited and denied in Wash-
ington. Those denials, however, should be taken
with about fourteen grains of salt.
Real fact, as every official in the State Depart-
ment knows, is that Ambassadors Kennedy and
Bullitt have been talking their heads off against
the Nazis, and the reports of these pre-war'
conversations, as relayed by Polish envoys to
their Foreign Minister, sound extremely ac-
Take, for instance, the White Paper account
of Ambassador Potocki's report of his conver-
sation with Bill Bullitt, in which the versatile
little U.S. ambassador to France said he hoped
there would be war between Russia and Ger-
many, thus giving time for France and Great
Britain to prepare for war.
This has every ring of the truth. Everyone
who knows Bullitt knows his phobia against
Russia and his hatred of the Nazis. Also, at
that time-November 1, 1938-just after Mu-
nich, it was the hope of many high-placed U.S.

officials, and of most British leaders, that war
would break between the Soviet and Hitler. In
fact, the British actually egged Hitler toward
such a fray.
Also it is known to everyone that Ambassador
Joe Kennedy is inordinately fond of his nine
children, and that his eldest son, Joseph Patrick,
Jr., is the apple of his father's eye. So when
the Polish commercial attache quotes Ambassa-
dor Kennedy as saying, "You can't imagine to
what extent my oldest boy, who recently was in
Poland, has the ear of the President," you can
be reasonably sure that the Germans were not
faking any documents.
Ambassador Kennedy has sent Joe, Jr., on
various missions around Europe-to Spain and
Poland-and he does not hesitate to tell any
and all what an excellent diplomat young Joe
is. The quoted remark would, be typical.
Again, the Poles allegedly say that Kennedy
"spoke with a certain disdain of optimists who
thought Germany could be defeated easily or
quickly or who counted on a quick revolution
in Germany." Every diplomat and newspaper-
man in Washington knows that this is exactly
what Kennedy has been reporting to the Pres-
ident for months, and history has proved that
he was correct.
Then the Polish documents quote U.S. Naval
Attache John A. Gade as saying that the best
help the United States could give France and
England was to ship 1,000 airplanes within tei:t
days after the war started.
This again does not look as if the Germans
faked the documents. It is now public know-
ledge that the chief war policy of the Roosevelt
Administration has been to rush planes to the
Allies, and only the neutrality act at the ,start
of the war prevented immediate large scale
'It is signifiant that ° Poidint R'~oolt

ritic Praises,
B ames Music
So far this particular space has
been filled mostly with remarks
about things that we do net like
about music. This includes, as the
faithful reader may have found, a
great many topics. The present set-
up of the Metropolitan Opera, the
American Federation of Musicians,
the Musicology Departments of most
of our music schools, private and
oft-time unethical music conserva-
tories and Mr. Louis Untermeyer's
musical education have all come in
for our abuse, not that any of them
appear to have lost any of what
vitality theyhmay have had over the
matter. There are any number of
other musical subjects we should
like to remind the reader to take
with a grain of the well known salt,
and we should like to include among
these Hill Auditorium audiences with
too perfect concert manners, music
critics who let their enthusiasm run
away with them, women's clubs -and
dormitories who let themselves be
influenced by third hand lectures
on esoteric details of Georges Sand
and Chopin, and any amount of other
assorted legends of some charm and
absolute musical void.
But today we would like to men-
tion however briefly a few of the
things about the present musical
season that we like and approve.
The first of these is the Choral
Union Series just concluded. It in-
cluded not one really bad concert
and several of surpassing excellence.
Its programs, for the most part were
marked by excellence of composition
and care in execution. It has seldom
been our lot to attend a series of
comparable excellence.
Next on our schedule of praise-
worthy musical effort is the prospec-
tive schedule of music and artists
for the coming May Festival, The
Russian program looks excellent in-
deed, the new American music is in-
teresting and the whole program
worthy of the highest praise, with
the possible exception of "Samson
and Delilah." Why "Samson and
Delilah" is one of the things we shall
never fathom. There surely are bet-
ter and more grateful operas and
considerably more interesting ones
from a musical standpoint.
Also on the list for commendation
is the audacity of Play Production
and the School of Music in pre-
senting Mozart's "Il Seraglio." We
were fairly close to that effort and
until the end we had our doubts as
to its performance. That it has
laid a precedent for the future is
its most important contribution. We
should like to see the "Magic Flute"
by the same composer presented this
summer. We feel that the founda-
tion for this has been laid and we
hope that a continuation will follow
along the same courageous path.
A less fortunate circumstance was
the fact that the three musicals of
the season followed one another in
consecutive appearances.
By Young qulliver
THIS IS the last of the Cavils until
after vacation. Outside the birds
are twittering gaily. Inside the boys
are twittering madly. It came late,
but it came, and everybody seems
to be grateful. It has resulted in
a medley of spring songs in nine
living and tree dead languages,

topped off by a singing of the
Highland Park High School song by
that usually Gloomy Dane, Carl Pe-
tersen. Right now he's going strong:
HIGH, MARCH ON! ! It's quite af-
fecting, much more so than Peter-
sen's Danish folksongs or Mel Fine-
berg's jitterbug sonatas-..
Gulliver got that far. Then as
the rain began to come down
outside, he became ecstatic, ra-
diant with anticipation. It seems
that that hole in Gulliver's shoe,
upon which he waxed so poetic
the first day of spring, makes
such delightful, squishy music
that he has fallen in love with
it. He ran outside to hear it. He
did not come back.
The Gloomy Dane stopped sing-
ing "Highland Park, Here We Come,"
long enough to bark, "Haufler, get
in there and pinch hit for Gulliver."
The Dane is a senior. I am a junior
The Dane is also my boss.
Well, the only thing I profess to
be an expert on. is corn likker. I
may write editorials on Europe or
Roosevelt or the weather, but you've
got to make allowances. On corn
likker you can take my word for it
I'm from Kentucky and I know.
I'm in a fiery mood about the
subject. Not so much because
the express company jostled my
last laundry shipment from
home and ;broke the jug which
my Uncle Beelzy had cached
away in my red flannels. But
heen uTseI eea threat, a dire


VOL. L. No. 136

To the Members of the UniversityI
Council: University Council will meetj
on April 15 at 4:15 p.m., in Room
1009 Angell Hall. The agenda in-
cludes the consideration of a Uni-
versity Planning Committee and a
communication from the College of
Literature, Science and the Arts rela-
tive to a study of faculty services.
Louis A Hopkins, Secretary.
Students, College of Engineering:
The final day for DROPPING courses7
without record will be Saturday, April
6. A course may be dropped only
with the permission of the classifier,
after conference with the instructor.
The final day for removal of IN-
COMPLETES will be Saturday, April
A. H. Lovell, Secretary
Freshmen, College of Literature, S-
ence, and the Arts: Freshmen may
not drop courses without E grade
after Saturday, April 6. In adminis-
tering this rule, students with less
than 24 hours of credit are consid-
ered freshmen. Exceptions may be
made in extraordinary circumstances,
such as severe or long continued ill-
E. A. Walter
Assistant Dean
The Automobile Regulation will be
lifted for the Spring Vacation period
from Friday noon, April 5, until 8
a.m. on Monday, April 15.
Office of the Dean of Students
To the Householders: Many of the
students will remain in Ann Arbor
over the Spring Vacation. If you
need student help for your spring
housecleaning, yard or garden work,
call Miss Elizabeth A. Smith, Uni-
versity 4121, Ext. 2121, Student Em-
ployment Bureau. The student rate
of pay is 40 cents an hour.
J. A. Bursley, Dean of Students
College of Architecture, School of
Education, School of Forestry and
Conservation, and School of Music:
Midsemester reports indicating stu-
dents enrolled in these units doing
unsatisfactory work in any unit of
the University are due in the office of
the school, Saturday, April 6, ac
noon. Report blanks for this purpose
may be secured from the office of the
school or from Room 4 U. Hall.
Robert L. Williams
Assistant Registrar
College of Architecture June Seni-
ors should fill in grade request cards
at Room 4, U. Hall BEFORE SPRING
VACATION. Those failing to file
these cards will assume all responsi-
bility for late grades which may pro-
hibit graduation.
School of Education June Seniors
should fill in grade request cards at
Room 4, U. Hall 'BEFORE SPRING
VACATION. Those failing to file
these cards will assume all responsi-
bility for late grades which may pro-
hibit graduation.
School of Forestry June Seniors
should fill in grade request cards at
VACATION. Those failing to file
these cards will assume all responsi-
bility for late grades which may pro-
hibit graduation.
School of Music June Seniors
should fill in grade request cards at
VACATION. Those failing to file
these cards will assume all responsi-
bility for late grades which may pro-
hibit graduation.
Robert L. Williams,
Assistant Registrai
C.A.A. Flight Training: In order to
complete the Flight Traning Pro

gram on schedule, it is desirable to
have as many students as possible
spend at least four days of the Spring
Recess in Ann Arbor. This is especi-
ally true of Seniors who can not re-


main in Ann Arbor after final exam-
inations. Each student should plan
to be here one of the following peri-
ods; from April 5 to 10 or from
April 10 to 14, and should report to
the Aeronautical Engineering Depart-
ment specifying which time is most
Advanced course students will re-
ceive commutation checks at ROTC
Headquarters. today, from 1:30 to
4:30 p.m. Checks must be obtained
at this time, or they will be held until
after vacation.
Copies of the lectures on "The Exis-
tence and Nature of Religion" are
available at the office of the Student
Religious Association, Lane Hall,
without charge.
Military Ball Banquet tickets are
on sale now to the entire advance
corps. They may be paid for out of
the April commutation checks. Be-
cause of the limited number being
sold, those wishing to attend the ban-
quet should make arrangements im-
mediately with Mrs. Kinney at ROTC
Academic Notices
Preliminary Ph.D. Examinations in
Econonics will be held the week of
May 6. Students qualified to write
these examinations and wishing to do
so at this time should leave their
names in the Department, office as
soon as possible.
CA.A. Ground School: The make-
up examination in Meteorology and
Navigation will be given tonight at
7:00 in the office of the Aeronautical
Engineering Department.
C.AA. Ground School: The make-
Up examination in Meteorology and
Navigation will be given at 7:00 p.m.
on Thursday, April 4, ir the office
of the Aeronautical Engineering De-
Red Cross Water Safety Instruc-
tor's Course will be held April 15, 22.
29 and May 6 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
and May 4 from 1:30 to 4:30 at the
Intramural Pool. William C. Lucey,
National Red Cross Representative,
will be the Instructor.
Exhibition, College of Architecture
and Design: Photographs of Finnish
architecture, by Ernst L. Schaible,
'37A, Booth Traveling Fellow in Arch-
itecture in 1938. Architectural cor-
ridor, ground floor cases, through
April 5. Open daily 9tot5, except
Sunday. The public is invited.

Russell Appointment
Engenders Criaicism

0 . 0

Russell's appointment to the facul-
ty of New York's City College by the Board of
Higher Education has overnight become a na-
tional issue upon the recent revocation by Su-
preme Court Justice John E. McGeehan on
the grounds that Doctor Russell would establish
a "chair of indecency" at the college. It seems
there are still people so short sighted and narrow
minded that they would have us return to the
outmoded doctrinary form of education.
This latest bombshell aimed at liberal educa-
tion was touched off by a Brooklyn housewife
last week and left the people of New York vir-
tually split into two factions. The opposition
argues that Russell's appointment annot be
sustained for the following rather flimsy rea
1. Russell has championed "un-American
2. His views on sex and morality run con-
trary to established penal law and violate the
conception of "common decency."
3. He is not a citizen.
THE COURT ORDER barring Bertrand Russell
from a professorship is an isolated case,
but at the same time is indicative of a danger-
ous reactionary trend which threatens to revert
our educational system to the old stereotype
that characterized it in the early nineteenth
century. What if the points which the New
York justice condemnedRussell are true? Col-
lege students have minds of their own and it
is doubtful if any "pernicious information" which
Dr. Russell might impart will corrupt their
minds and moral behavior.
It has long been the policy of most of our
higher educational institutions to pursue a lib-
eral and broadminded policy in regard to socio-
logical, economic and political matters. What
is to become of freedom of thought, speech
and opinion if we allow moralists and narrow-
minded reactionaries to throttle and gag our
educators? Those who would repress teachings
such as those of Bertrand Russell say they
should do so in the name of democracy, but
democracy itself is doomed if it is not fostered
and backed by a liberal outlook.
- Malcolm Hunger

University Lecture: Professor C. H.
Behre, Jr., of the Department of Geo-
ogy at Northwestern University, will
lecture on "The Role of Minerals in
the War" under the auspices of the
Department of Geology at 4:15 p.m.
today in the Rackham Lecture Hall.
The public is cordially invited.
The annual William J. Mayo Lee-
ture will be given by Dr. Winchell
McK. Craig on Monday, April 22, at
1:30 p.m. in the main amphitheatre
of the University Hospital.
Dr. Craig's title will be "The Pain
of Intraspinal Lesions in General
All classes for the Junior and Senior
medical students will be dismissed
in order that these students may at-
tend this lecture.
American Chemical Society Lec-
ture: Professor E. Bright Wilson, Jr.,
of Harvard University will speak on
"The Internal Motions of Molecules
and their Infra-red Spectra" at 4:15
p.m. today in Room 303; Chemistry
Building. The meeting is open to
the public.
Today's Events
oology Seminar: Tonight at
7:30, Amphitheatre, Rackham Build-
ing. Reports by: Mr. Walter
S. Lundahl on "Life History of
Caecincola parvulus Marshall and
Gilbert (Cryptogonimidae, Tremato-
da) and the Development of Its Ex-
cretory System," and Mr. Limas D.
Walt on "Spirorchis parvum (Stunk-
ard), Its Life History and the De-
velopment of Its Excretory System
(Trematoda: Spirorchiidae) ".
Varsity Glee Club: The following
men will go on the Bay City trip. The
bus will leave from the Union at 3:00
p.m. today Bring full dress suits,
Trial by Jury costumes, ribbons.
Whitney, G. Brown, Haberaecker,
George, Connor, Lovell, Landis, Sor-
enson, Gibson, Kelly, Allen, Macin-
tosh, Secrist, Scherdt, Heininger, To-
bin, Ossewaarde.
Peterson, Steere, Barber, Repola,
Crowe, Pinney, Tuttle, Rector, Lang-
ford, Mason, Hines, Berger, Loessel,
Luxan, Penn, Gell.
Lovell, Connor, Landis, Steere will
load properties at 2:45.
Sigma Eta Chi will not have its

because there's never any taxes
forthcoming. The W.C.T.U. just#
doesn't like it.
Consequently the "blockades"
(they're "moonshiners" only outside
the mountains) have a lot of trou-
ble. Periodically they have to am-
buscade a couple of revenuers or get
ambuscaded themselves. That's O.K.
It's a competitive system.
The fly in the ointment is, as
with monopolies in the business
'world, that the revenuers some-
times take unfair advantage of
the blockaders. For instance,
they train horses so they won't
drink from a stream that con-
tains the taint of likker skim-
min's, and then they follow the
stream to the still.
Well, that's bad enough. But in
a recent issue of Life magazine I saw1
a pictorial account of a' new outrage
which the revenuers have thought
up. They hire airplanes and sail over


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