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By Young Gulliver
Gulliver awoke yesterday morning feeling
extremely fraught; and if you've never felt
fraught, you've missed something. The immedi-
ate cause was a nightmare in which Gulliver had
been locked in the stacks of the Library and told
to find a book which contained the word whisper
unprefixed by the word sibilant. Which turned
out to be hard, very hard-the leading character
in each of 2,363 novels spoke in a sibilant whis-
per, and there was nothing you could do about
it. Then Gulliver tried to find a murmur which
wasn't a subdued murmur, and that wasn't any
Gulliver was surprised, too, at the number of
people who were shocked at Morty Q's discovery
of the missing liner Bremen in the Union pool.
Those who knew Morty well weren't even per-
turbed, since Morty, in the past three years at
Ann Arbor, has sworn (before a notary public) to
having seen. chartreuse camels on State Street,
mauve rattlesnakes in his bedchamber and vari-
ous gaudy hippopotami in the Women's League.
Morty would do better if he'd stick to Pepsi Cola.
Before going one step further Gulliver wants
to call to your attention the following AP dis-
patch which came in over the Daily teletype:
NEW YORK, Sept. 29.-(1P)--STOCKS
Memo to Wall Street: Peace is hell, ain't it
Gulliver must admit, however, that it was an-
other AP dispatch which made him feel warm
all over. This one requires a few prefatory re-
marks. Gulliver is quite used to being laughed
off his feet at public gatherings, but lately it's
been getting a little irrit ting. The last few
times it happened because Gulliver spiritedly de-
fending the non intercourse complete embargo
program of Daily editors Petersen and Maraniss,
pointed out that the US' loss in European war
trade might be made up (at least partially) by
an increase in trade with South America. In
other words, Yankee Imperialism (or, if you pre-
fer, profitable Good Neighborliness). Oh boy,
was that funny. The crowd was hysterical.
Gulliver sat down with his customary fixed smile
on his customarily beet red face.
Then came the AP dispatch from Buenos Aires:
the Argentina State Railways is buying $500,000
worth of railway equipment from the United
States. This was attributed to the fact that Ger-
man industry found itself unable to keep its end
of a barter exchange agreement.
All right, dopes, who's laughing now? Gulli-
ver is laughing (and the Pullman Company is
probably giggling with delight.)
Nor can Gulliver let this day go by without
an irritated squeal of protest at the interview
with Dr. Hashinger in Sunday's Daily: Dormi-
tories Bring Collectivism, Fraternity President
Declares. Gulliver will sternly repress the de-
sire to make a nasty two letter insertion in Dr.
Hashinger's name. The good doctor is of the
opinion that the dormitory system is a direct
blow at the American ideal of family life.
Dr. Hashinger's trenchant analysis leads Gul-
liver to the conclusion that he has been wrong
in his estimation of Ann Arbor landladies and
fraternity houses. It turns out that the average
landlady is a sweet, motherly soul, May Robson-
ish, who is dedicated to the ideal of bringing a
little more light and warmth into her boys'
rooms. And it turns out that the average fra-
ternity house is a homey little nook, chockfull of
Home Sweet Home placards, doilies, petitpoint,
knitting, tatting, and hemstitched curtains (and
no Benny Goodman records). The average dor-
mitory, on the other hand, looks something like
this: You enter the front door to find the hall-
way decorated with pictures of Marx, Engels,
Lenin, and Stalin, before each of which you have
to make obeisance. Within are a group of reedy
looking rats, smoking marijuana, busily spitting
on pictures of momma and daddy, and laying
plans for the speedy blowing up of Angell Hall.
How about it, boys?

Gulliver now comes forth with a history .mak-
ing proposal. He is organizing a club open to.
all who think that cavilling is pointless and that
this is a dandy little world. The club is tenta-
tively entitled the Little Leibnitz League. All
you have to do to join is to submit three reasons
why you think the present situation in Europe
is the best of all possible situations. The
League's coat of arms consists of a laughing hy-'
ena rampant on a field of semi-nude chorus
girls. Its motto is: TOUJOURS GAI.
A 0
To the Editor:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to take arms
against a sea of troubles or against Dr. Edward'
H. Hashinger, national president of Sigma Nu
fraternity, is a matter of speculation. I have no
immediate desire to do either but the doctor made
some remarks in self-defense of fraternities that
were a distinct challenge to those not affiliated
with fraternities.
As a freshman, it is perhaps impertinent to
"back-talk" a university professor, but even a,
lowly freshman (and worse still an Independ-
ent) has the right to reserve some form of
Dr. Hashinger termed the dormitory sys-
tem of student life as a backward movement,
and a tendency toward collectivism and social-

Drew Perso
Robert S.AIIen
WASHINGTON-No one in Wash-
ington is advertising it, but already
there is British interference with
American shipping in certain areas
Kept in the dark, but significant has
been the British detention of a vessel
belonging to the American West Afri-
can Line which was carrying supplies
to Monrovia, Liberia, to build the
American Legation.
The vessel was held up by the Bri-
tish at the port of Freetown on the
coast of Sierra Leone, a British West
African possession. The vessel was
searched and finally released.
The supplies for the American Le-
gation were carried under the diplo-
matic seal of the United States, but
despite this they apparently aroused
British suspicion.
State Department officials are mys-
tified as to why the British were in-
terested in these Supplies. Their only
explanation is that the supplies
might have included dynamite for
blasting the foundation of the lega-
tion building. The new legation will
stand upon a rocky point.
The American West African Line
flies the American flag, and its agen-
cy is the Barber Steamship Line of
New York. 2
No War Tycoons
One important factor behind the
President's plan to disband the War
Resources Board was a short para-
graph buried in the 1939 version of
the Army's Industrial Mobilization
Plan which he did not see.
The Mobilization is the blue-print
of a semi-dictatorial super-govern-
ment which the General Staff pro-
poses in case the U.S. becomes , in-
volved in war, and here is the para-
graph which Roosevelt missed:
"The personnel to fill positions of
responsibility in the War Resources
Administration should be obtained
from the patriotic business leaders
of the nation. The effect of strong
and intelligent leadership is more
important and will do more to secure
voluntary cooperation of industry
and civilian population than will any
arbitrary regulations or organifation
charts that may be prepared, no mat-,
ter how they may appear."
Roosevelt had read the 1936 ver-
sion of the Mobilization Plan, which
did not contain this language. But
some of his militant advisers, shocked
by the heavy J. P. Morgan repre-
sentation on the War Resources
Board and by the Wall Street-manned
emergency brain trust set up by
Secretary Morgenthau, took the
trouble to examine the 1939 version.
What they found confirmed their
fears that the military boys, sup-
ported by certain Administration big
shots, were quietly planning to shelve
the normal government machinery
in the event of war and set up a
super-government of big business.
So they lost no time bringing the
tell-tale paragraph to Roosevelts at-
tention. To say that he didn't like
its pointed implications is putting it
Penty Of Experts
Significantly, the Pre.ident an-
anounced the exit of the War Re-
sources Board without informing
either the Army or Navy of his in-
tentions. They knew nothing about
it until they read the news in the
papers. But Roosevelt was not so
secretive with his inner circle advis-

"The Government has plenty of ex-
perts to handle any emergency that
may arise," he declared in effect. "In
1917 the Government was small and
ill-equipped to cope with the great.
problems that arose when the coun-
try went to war. The situation is far'
different now. The Government has]
been greatly expanded and has ex-
perienced and expert personnel toI
meet any emergency.
"For example: There would be no
need to set up a Food Administrator,1
as was done in 1917, because the
Agriculture Department has both the
power and personnel to do such a
job. And that goes for practically
all other phases of activity. We,
don't want or need any super-gov-;
ernment run by big business men
either in peace or war. From my
experience in the Wilson Cabinet I
know that in more than one instance
highly-touted business tycoons were
flops as public administrators.
The first list of names sent to
Roosevelt for appointment to the
War Resources Board had as chair-
man Bernard Baruch, head of Wil-
son's War Industries Board.
Also on the list was the name of
Leonard Ayres, the Cleveland statis-
tician, as representative of the public,
and that of Edward McGrady, able
former Assistant Secretary of Labor,f
as spokesman for labor.
is more an outcry against the slight
decline of pledges.
One other item, and the one upon.
which the remonstrance is almost en-


Publication in the Bulletin is constructive notice to all members of the University.
Copy received at the office of the Summer Session until 3:30 p.m., 11:00 a.m. Saturday

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TUESDAY, OCT. 3, 1939
VOL. L. No. 8

Michigan Education Association:
Faculty members of the University'
of Michigan wishing to join the
M.E.A. are urged to send their dues
and enrollment cards to Mrs. Olga
Vedder, University Elementary School,
not later than today, in order
t h a t receipts and membership
cards may be returned to them in
time to avoid the inconvenience of
enrollment at the association con-
ference in Detroit later this month.
The University constitutes one dis-
trict in the Michigan Education As-
sociation and all faculty members are
eligible for membership. Dues are
$3.25 per year except for those with
salaries below $1,000, who pay $2.25.
Enrollment cards may be obtained
from Mrs. Olga Vedder, University
Elementary School.

3201 A.H. Proposed subject: Con-
tinued Fractions.
German 205: Will meet from 8-9
on Wednesday in Room 201 U.H. and
from 9-10 in 301 U.H.
E. A. Phflippson.
Math. 315, Seminar in Algebra. First
regular meeting, Wednesday, 4-6
p.M., Room 3201 A.H. Subject: The-
ory of Ideals.
Engineering Mechanics 3a. The
class in E.M. 3a, Experimental Dy-
namics, will be ,given on Wednesdays
from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in Room 314 En-
gineering Annex.
English 47 will meet in 3231 A.H. at
at 7 o'clock tonight.
F. W. Peterson.
Biological Chemistry Seminar. The
seminar in Biological Chemistry will
meet in Room 319, West Medical
Building, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oc-
tober 4. The subject to be discussed
is "Phosphoric Acid Esters of Car-
bohydrates and Carbohydrate Deriv-
atives-Some Recent Studies,." All
interested are invited to attend.

J. M. Trytten.
f The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
C has received notice of the following
United States Civil Service examina-
1 tions. The last date for filing appli-
cation is noted in each case:
'Student Aid, Optional Subjects:
Salary: $5,600. Oct. 16.
Agricultural Economics, Agron-
omy, Biology, Engineering, Foresty,
Horticulture, Range Management,
Soils, and Home Economics.
Principal Statistician. Salary: $5,-.
600. Oct. 16.
Senior Statistician. Salary: $4,600.
Oct. 16.
Statistician. Salary:- $,800. Oct.
Associate Statistician. Salary: $3,-
200. Oct. 16.
Assistant Statistician. Salary: $2,-
600. Oct. 16.
Principal Transportation Econo-
mist. Salary: $5,600. Oct.. 16.
Senior Transportation Economist.
Salary: $4,600. Oct. 16.
Transportation Economist. Salary:
$3,800. Oct. 16.
Associate Transportation Econo-
mist. _Salary: $3,200. Oct., 16.
Assistant Transportation Econo-
mist. Salary: $2,600. Oct. 16.
Principal Industry Committee Ad-
visor. Salary: $5,600. Oct. 23.
(Wage and Hour Division, Dept. of
Labor.) 4
Senior Industry Committee Ad-
visor. Salary: $4,600. Oct. 23.
Industry Committee Advisor. Sal-
ary: $3,800. Oct. 23.
Medical Guard-Attendant. Salary:
[$1,620. Oct. 23.
Medical Technical Assistant. Sal-]
ary: $2,000. Oct. 23.l
Chief Engineering Draftsman. Sal- ]
ary: $2,600. Until further notice.
Principal Engineering Draftsman.
Salary: $2,300. Until further notice.
Senior Engineering Draftsman.
Salary: $2,000. Until further notice.
Engineering Draftsman. Salary:
$1,800. Until further notice.
Assistant Engineering Draftsman.I
Salary: $1,620. Until further notice.
Complete announcements on file -
son Hall.'Office hours: 9-12 and 2-4.
Academic Noices
Graduate Students: Dr. V. E. Hull,
Examiner in Foreign Languages fort
the doctorate, will be in his office,
120 Rackham Building, from 1:30 to
4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Fri-
day each week.
Anthropology 31, will meet in Room"
1025 AH Monday, Wednesday and Fri-s
riday at 9 a.m., instead of Room 25
AH, beginning Monday, Oct. 1. l
English 125, will meet in Room AH,
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at
9 a.m., instead of Room 1025 AH, be-
ginning Monday, Oct. 1.}.
English 297. My section will meet
this Wednesday evening at 7:30 in1
Room 407 General Library.1
R. W. Cowden.t
English 125, will meet in Room 25,
AH, Monday, Wednesday and Friday
at 9 a.m. instead of Room 1025 AH,
beginning Monday, Oct. 1.
Math. 370, Seminar. Preliminary
meeting to decide on hours and sub-
ject, today at 3 o'clock, in Room
Fox Hunting Restricted

Philosophy 34. Section meet ngs
will be held as f ollows: Setlop. I,
Wednesdays at 10 in 401 M.H.; Sec-
tion II, Wednesdays at .11 in .a401
M.H.; Section III, Wednesdays at 11
in 407 M.H. On Mondays and Fri-
days the entire class will meet in
205 M.H.
Today's Evens
JTunor Research Club. The :Oc6ber
meeting will be heldt 7:30 .m.
tonight, in the amphiheatre of
the Horace H. Rackham School for
Graduate Studies. Dr. Earl C. 0'-
Roke of the School of Forestr will
speak on "Some Practical Problems
in Research on Wild Animals."
University of Michign Glder Club
will hold its first meetng to-
night, from 7-9 p.m., 348 West En-
gineering Building. flues payable
at that time. Let's have everyohe
out to start in on the fun.
Freshman Glee Clubi: Rehearal
and tryouts today, 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.
All freshmen who want to lean
Michigan songs andi program music
from the Varsity Club library are
invited. Freshmen admitted to Vr-
sity Club second semester.
The Avukab, local chapter of the
National Student Organization, wl
have an open meeting at.'the illel
Foundation tonight at 7:tO p.m. All
students are welcome.
Coming Events
Association Forum: Dean J. B -
Monson of the School of Education
will lead a discussion. on "Rell in
and Education," at Lane laU, Wed-
nesday night at 8 p.m. All stuleits
at the University are welcomne to take
part in these Forums at which cur-
rent social problems are discussed
from a religious point of view.
International Center: The Interna-
tional Center announces the following
program for this week.
Wednesday, Oct. 4. Eight to twelve.
Open house. Prof and Mrs. Nelson,
assisted by the Advisors to Foreign
Students, will be at home to all for-
eign-born students of the University
at the Center.
Thursday, Oct. 5. Four o'clock. Tea.
Seven o'clock. Speech Clinic.
Friday, Oct. 6. Recreatin Night.'
Seven o'clock: All interested in in-
door sports will meet and go:with
Mr. Ochs to the Intramural Bldg.
Seven- thirty: Beginners clss in
bridge under Mr. Magee.
Eight o'clock: Bridge tournament
to be organized for the semester.
Chemistry Colloquium will meet In
Room 303 Chemistry Building at 4:15
p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Donald
G. Thomas will speak on "Hydrozy-
naphthyldiphenyl carbinols."
Chemical Engineers: The A.I.Ch.E.
will hold its- first meeting . of the
year in the East Engineering build-
ing, Room 1042, on Wednesday, Oct.
4. Colonel Fox, formerly of the
Chemical Warfare Service will speak
on "Chemical Warfare." Everyone
is welcome.
Chicago Club: On Wednesday eye-
ning, at 7:30 p.m. in the Uffion, T6om
302, will be held the first meeting
of the Chicago Club. This club
membership is open to all men from
Chicago and surrounding area. All
interested are invited to attend.

LONDON-(P)-The British gov-
ernment advised the house of com-
mons today that sportsmen might
be asked to make sacrifices to aid
wartime economy.
Agriculture Minister Dorman Smith
said the government was considering
whether to restrict fox hunting.
elude fallacy. Fraternities are not
the only organizations with the only
facilities for the continuation of cul-
tured life. Culture has a far greater

American Student Union member-
ship meeting Wednesday, Oct. 4, at
7:30 p.m., Michigan Union.
Tennis Club, women students: Those
interested in coming out for Teinis
Club are asked to meet on Wednesday

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