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NIGHT EDITOR: MILTON ORSHEFSKY
The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and'repesent the views of the writers j
ndA War Call.
NLESS you want to be called "sissies,
tcollege men,.you had better be ready
to announce to the world that you are prepared
to trudge off to the battlefield whenever our
government speaks the word.
International warfare is still young in Europe,
but-it has been" seething long. enough for some
of the American "patriots" to swing into their
1917 strategy. These gentlemen have already
assumed the burden of"educating" our people
to the idea that our nation must be ready to join
the wholesale slaughter overseas if anyone steps
on the United States' economic toes.
Take the words of James F., Ailshie, chief
justice of the Idaho supreme court, for example.
Speaking to a group of Idaho women this par-
ticular patriot asked:
"As mothers, would you warit to raise a son
who would stand back and let a big bully inter-
fere with his rights?"
"Why, it made my blood boil when I read about
some students at Cornell University who an-
nounced they would not fight unless in a defen-
"America has its rights on the high seas, and
I believe we should continue to carry on our
trade with neutral nations."
"American colleges need more red-blooded
young men instead of sissies."
Such an address, highly seasoned with the
strong spice of a plea for loyalty to our flag and
government, would have been commonplace a
couple decades ago when the propaganda dyna-
mos were spinning more furiously. In 41939 such
things are more rare.
It is significant because it is typical of the
kind of thinking which is being done by other
people in our country while college students are
tangled up in the thick of America's fight to
stay out of war. Less veiled than most of the
false propaganda which has been dropping from
the newspaper skies, it gives young men and
women an opportunity to see that the feeling
which must be defeated in our generation is to
be different and better than the one which steered
us into the tragedy of 1917-1919.
College men today in a large part know that
being "red-blooded" is something different than
cooperating in a program of murder in the
trenches. They realize that the finest service
they can render their country is to strive for a
community that is a happy part of the inter-
national world. College men and women have
learned that if our country is to ever achieve
culture and comfort it will be because the United
States of America was wise enough to preserve
ts democracy and culture while European coun-
;ries were doing their best to blast theirs to bits.
Our generation has been taught that fighting
a bloody war will never keep alive the things
hat count in this world.
Instead, American colleges now realize there
re other' adjustments which the United States
nust make because of the national problems
which arise when part of the world goes to war.
rhese adjustments may cause some suffering
and sacrifice, but they are more welcome than
bloodshed, destruction, and economic misery
vhich war inevitably brings. America today is
groping for the alternates to war-the adjust-
nents which we should make-and college stu-
ents are 'doing their part to assist.
Yes, college students are accepting this new
Saves Lives . .
AS THE AVERAGE American-eagerly
scanned the war news late last week,
he more than often glossed over an inconspicuous
item about a new pneumonia drug that has for
its purpose the saving of human life rather than
This new anti-pneumonia drug developed by
the Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh has already
earned the commendation of medical men all
over the nation who claim that for the first
time in medical history our third leading public
health enemy will be under control.
Dr. Cyrus M. Sturgis, director of the Simpson
Memorial Institute and chairman of the De-
partment of Internal Medicine, believes that
such a drug, if produced by the Mellon Institute
is the product of "careful and conservative
work" and should "be worthy of very careful
The Institute's discovery ranks with sulfa-
pyridine if the reports are any standard. In 500
cases of pneumonia, the new drug appeared far
more effective than sulfapyridine and was not
as upsetting in its effects. Sulfapyridine causes
vomiting and other upsetting effects while the
new drug had no such effect.
The new drug can take its place now with the
three other accepted methods of treating pneu-
monia. Old standby of the general practitioner
his been the use of serums and oxygen tents
along with adequate nursing care. Objections
to this treatment have been on the grounds of
expense for serums and their failure to supply
protection for certain pneumonia types.
Vaccination, effective in its protection for
approximately a year if preliminary experiments
are any criterion, serves as the second method
of protection. Its short period of effective pro-
tection provides the only objection to this treat-
Sulfapyridine, romanticized so much in last
year's headlines, is the third method of combat-
ing the disease. This 'drug's protective action
consists of stopping the pneumococcus germs
from growing until the white blood cells of the
body can overcome them.
The last method is the new Mellon Institute
drug which, if used in conjunction with all the
other treatments, should cut the present pneu-
monia death rate in half according to medical
Full use of all these combat methods against
pneumonia should result in wiping pneumonia
from the land in much the same way as science
has -made small pox and yellow fever practically
Americans should turn their attention some-
times from European crises and take an active
part in supporting and financing the men who
are striving to bring better public health to the
New Recruiting Tricks
For Future Wars . .
B Y HIS RIDICULE. in yesterday's
Daily, Young Gulliver inadvertently
showed up probably the biggest problem our
armed forces have to face, and that is to draw
men into the service.
The Army and Navy and the Marines use an
approach that we consider essential to democ-
racy, but one that has proved ineffective through-
out the rest of the globe. Our services have to
go on the market like any other corporation
and persuade consumers by the strength of
The almost frantic appeals of the service
propaganda (one enlistment in the army may
add from three to five years to the life of the
average young man) indicate strong sales re-
sistance on the part of America's young men to
the rigors of military life. As a consequence,
the services have tried to make their routine as
sugar-coated as possible. They offer retire-
ment at an age when you are still young enough
to enjoy life. They offer red-blooded adventure
and travel. They will give you excellent training
in some profession if you care to leave at the
expirement of your service period. All these the
services offer in an attempt to break through
the American's ambition of leading his own life.
And all these are strong selling points. But
they do seem to be the basic reasons why men
recruit. The services would probably be stating
the facts more exactly if they appealed in this
way: Do you who are roaming the streets look-
ing for a job that is probably not there want
three square meals a day? Do you want to
escape the defeatist complex that dogs you?
Do you who have a fair education, but not
enough to impress employers, want to trade your
fear of insecurity for a tailor-made life? Then
join the service.
There is still another possible campaign,
whose potentialities were demonstrated by the
queues that stood before recruitment agencies
the first days of the war. It is: Do you who see
war threatening want to learn the art of war
slowly, painstakingly, thoroughly, instead of
being jammed through on your way to trenches
when the draft comes? Would you welcome the
possibility of staying in America to teach the
masses instead of going yourself? Then join
the Army, or the Navy, or the Marines NOW.
Tribute Justly Deserved
The Gold Medal of the Pan-American League
presented to Secretary Hull for his contributions
to the cause of Pan-Americanism is no empty
honor. The work of the Secretary of State
speaks for itself in the new era of friendship
and cooperation in the Western Hemisphere.
The citations accompanying the award-usually
high' sounding and fulsome-are in this case
Of ALL Things .
.... Byl orty Q... .
" AIN'T I seen you somewhere before?"
"Well, it's very possible; I get around quite
a bit," said the tall, well-groomed lady in answer
to the taxi-driver's query. "Can you direct me
to President Ruthven's home?"
"Sure, lady, I'll even take you there."
"No, thank you, I'd rather walk if you don't
mind. Good exercise, you know."
A short while later, the lady turned off State
and down South U., stopping in front of the
President's home. She walked up to the door
and rang the bell or banged the knocker as thie
case might have been. A white-jacketed gent
opened with a polite smile and: "Whom would
you like to see?"
"I'm the President's wife," said the tall caller.
"Is President Ruthven at home?"
The gent in the white jacket had just left the
President's wife in the living room and didn't
see any reason why she'd go out the back way to
come in the front door and, anyhow, even if she
did, this wasn't her. So, the first thing he
thought of was straight-jackets and nut-houses.
But, he had to make sure, so: "I beg your par-
don ma'am. Whom shall I say is calling?"
"The President's wife."
"But, ma'am, the President's wife is inside;
she lives here. You must be mistaken. Maybe
you're thinking of a different President. Why
don't you try some other house?"
The tall lady who thought she was the Presi-
dent's wife looked at the white door in front of
her with- a frown. She was sure this was the
house. She knocked (or rang) again.
". now look, lady, we're very busy here
today, and Iecan't be bothered with you. Go 'way
like a nice little girl and make believe you're
Napoleon or Cleopatra or somebody. Anybody
but President Ruthven's wife. Now, please, don't
bother me anymore."
THE puzzled lady turned her back to the door
and walked down the pavement. She shook
her head slightly and ran her hand lightly across
her forehead. She turned and walked toward
the Union then back down State St. where she
stopped at a drugstore and a phone-booth.
"I'd like to be connected with the President's
home," she told the operator.
"Hello, President Ruthven's residence."
"Hello, this is the President's wife speaking.
"Listen, lady, I just told you that we were
ousy. Now if you don't stop bothering me, I'm
going to call the wagon. You're not the Presi-
dent's wife; you must be Joan of Arc. Why
don't you lie down and rest for a while?"
The lady looked at the black receiver in her
hand and then at the black mouthpiece of the
phone. She heard her nickel tinkle down into
She stopped at the fountain for a cup of
coffee (perhaps if she tried his office?). She
hurried out of the drugstore, iquired as to the
location of President Ruthven's office, then
crossed the street toward the large building that
had ben pointed out to her. She entered the
office and went up to the desk where a pleasant'
woman asked what she could do for her..
"I'd like to see President Ruthven. I'm the
The woman at the desk looked at her for a
moment, smiled tolerantly, and asked wouldn't
she please be seated. The tall lady who thought
she was the President's wife thanked her and
satdown while the pleasant woman went into
the next office.
". . . hello, hello," she said softly into the
phone, watching the tall lady through the half-
open doorway, "this is the President's office.
There's a woman here who claims she is Mr.
Ruthvens wife. What'. ..
"What!" bellowed the white jacket at the
other end of the wire, "is that pest still around?
She's nuts, I think. She was here bothering me,
too. Tell her to be nice and quiet and go away."
HE pleasant woman hung up the phone, went
back into the other room and smiled at the
tall lady. She walked over and sat down beside
"Are you sure you are the President's wife?
You know we have had a new President here for
several years. Maybe you were the wife of the
"Oh, no. That's silly. I'm President R . .
"Yes, yes, just be quiet and you'll be all right.
President Ruthven is out now and I don't know
when he'll be back, but, if you'd like to wait ..."
The tall lady said no, she would look around
a little, thanked the pleasant woman and
SHE went back to State St., wandered around
to a few of the shops, had dinner and walked
around some more. By the time she had seen
all she wanted, it was almost eight, so she
joined the crowds drifting toward Hill Auditor-
ium for the Oratorical Lecture. She bought a
ticket at the box, went in and sat down far in
"What! You again!" This from the seat to
her right, the white-jacketed gent who had
traded his afternoon ensemble for a darker one.
She smiled at him courteously and watched
the people rapidly filling the Auditorium.
"Quite a crowd, isn't there?" she ventured.
"Yeah, Cleopatra," came the reply.
The tall lady watched the people some more
until a man in a tuxedo walked out on the plat-
form and said that the first speaker in the
Oratorical Series was to be Mrs. Roosevelt.
So then the tall lady who thought she was the
wife of the President got up, smiled at the white-
jacketed gent in black, walked to the stage and
gave her lecture.
Student government is an experiment. No one
can deny tha ht T' it isan av'nvimnt'hnw-
By Young Gulliver
IN his conversations with the best
people this week, Gulliver ha
noted a distinct feeling that the Art
Cinema League's offering this week-
end, To The Victor, will lay an egg
Gulliver doesn't want to see this hap-
pen and so he is going to put in a plug
for the movie.
It so happens that To The Victor,
through some chance of fate and th
Butterfield theatres, ran at the
Wuerth last year for a couple days
Y.G. is one of the five people in Ann
Arbor who went down to the WuertL
to take a gander at it. Frankly, out-
side of Juarez, To The Victor is th
best picture that ever played there.
To The Victor is a better film than
either Ballerina or Nevsky, the twc
previous Cinema League showings. It
is a quiet little picture, not in the
least epical or terrific. The romance
team, pretty Margaret Lockwood and
handsome John Loder, have been
like C. Aubrey Smith, in every British
picture that Gulliver ever saw.
BUT the really big stuff in To The
Victor is Will Fyffe. Gulliver
never saw him before, and he is will-
ing to lay odds that nobody else in
Ann Arbor ever did either. The point
of all this ballyhoo is that you should.
Will Fyffe sinks his teeth into his
role with the gusto of a Whitford
Kane or a Charles Laughton. In this
picture he has the kind of a role
that Laughton would no doubt give
anything to play; and it is Gulliver's
opinion that Fyffe does it far better
than Laughton ever could.
As the boys in the trade say, you
owe it to yourself to see Will Fyffe
in To The Victor. It's a swell picture.
WASHINGTON-A closely guard-
ed secret of the Senate isolationists
is- that-Ray Moley, one-time Roose-
velt brain truster and recently his
spill-the-beans biographer, is one of
their principal master minds.
Moley advises them on 'strategy and
publicity, also supplies them with
material for speeches and propa-
He is in personal contact with the
group practically every day, via long
distance telephone conversations
with Senator Bennett Clark of Mis-
souri, their chief Democratic ad-
herent. Moley often calls Clark off
the Senate floor and confers with
him' over one of the phones in the
Secret aim of isolationist strategy
is to stall Senate action until they
have exhausted every means of pres-
sure to line up House votes. They
know they are licked in the Senate,
but believe they have a good chance
to win in the House.
Privately, more than one Admin-
istration leader agrees with them. A
secret poll of Representatives last
week showedra majority of less than
fifteen for repeal of the embargo.
This is too close a margin for safety
on so important an issue, and among
themselves the Administrationites are
At last Thursday's Cabinet meet-
ing, Vice President Garner expressed
the opinion that the Senate isola-
tionists were conducting a secret fili-
buster and urged that the whip be
applied to speed up action. He
warned that every day gained by the
opposition gave them that much more
time to put the heat on House mem-
Hull And The Press
A press conference with the Presi-
dent is likely to be boisterous, but
across the street in the State De-
partment, the conferences held daily
by Secretary Hull are solemn affairs.
Hull stands behind a high-backed
chair at the end of a table, his long
fingers hanging limply down, his
head bowed and his eyes downcast.
He has all the appearance of a pas-
tor about to lead his flock in paryer.
He is friendly and sweet-tempered,
and his replies to questions, though.
seldom newsworthy, are given with
disarming courtesy. When a ques-
tion is asked, he raises his blue eyes
in a glance that is almost tender.
Every newsman who attends these
daily conferences likes "the old man,"
but everyone wishes he were less de-
voted to the twin gods of caution
and dignity. They all feel like the
news photographer who cape to the
Department recently to take Hull's
picture. As the cameraman entered
the room, he sighed longingly and'
said under his breath, "Gosh, if
there was only some way I could
make the od man smile!"
THURSDAY, OCT. 26, 1939
VOL. L. No. 28
Tickets for Testimonial Dinner can
be secured by faculty and staff mem-
bers at the Michigan Union desk.
Laylin K. James.
Facn!ty of the College of Litera-
ture, Science, and the Arts: The five
week freshman reports will be due
Saturday, Oct. 28, in the Academic
Counselors' Office, 108 Mason Hall.
Arthur Van Duren, chairman,
The University Lureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received notice of the following
Michigan Civil Service examinations:
(Last date for filing application is
noted in each case).
Sanitary Engineer I, salary range:
$150-190, Nov. 1.
Sanitary Engineer II, salary range:
$200-240, Nov. 1.
Numeric Bookkeeping Machine
Clerk C, salary range: $80-100, Nov. 4.
Numeric Bookkeeping Machine
Clerk B, salary range: $105-125, Nov.
Complete announcement'on file at
the University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information,
201 Mason Hall. Office hours: 9-12
Candidates for the Teacher's Cer-
tificate for February and June 1940
who have not filed an application in
the office of the School of Education,
1437 U.E.S., should do so at once.
(This notice des not include School
)f Music students).
Women attending the Illinois
Game: Women students wishing to
attend the Illinois Michigan game are
required to register in the Office of
the Dean of Women. A letter of per-
mission from parents must be in
this office not later than Wednes-
'day, Nov. 1. If the student does not
go by train, special permission for an-
other mode of travel must be includ-
ed in the parents' letter. Graduate
women are invited to register in the
A cademic Notices
Oriental Languages 154: Students
in the course are asked to leave at
the office, 2021 Angell Hall, before
Saturday, all written work now due.
Hillel Foundation: R'egistration is
stili open for Hillel Classes. All stu-
dents interested may contact the of-
fice of the Foundation.
University Lecture: Dr. Maximo M.
Kalaw, member of the Philippine Na-
tional Assembly, will lecture on
"American-Phillippine Relations and
the Present Crisis" in the National
Science Auditorium today at 4:15
Mr. Louis C. Fisk of the Hyatt Bear-
ings Division of General Motors will
speak at 4:15 p.m. this afternoon
in the Rackham Amphitheatre on
"Engineering Personnel and Busi-
ness Relations" under the auspices
of the Engineering Student-Faculty
Committee on Professional Ethics.
The public is invited.
Scabbard and Blade: F-4 will meet
promptly at 5 o'clock this afternoon
at headquarters for a saber drill in
preparation for tomorrow's ceremony.
All members should try to be present.
No uniforms required, but bring
Ushers for Art Cinema Productions:
All those girls who took the ushering
test in the Lydia Mendelssohn the-
atre are asked to see Professor Ken-
yon in the League any day this week
between 2 and 4 p.m., according toi
Peggy Cornelius, chairman of ush-
ering for Art Cinema Productions.
Graduate Students and Honors Stu-
dents in Philosophy are cordially in-
vited to a reception given ; by the1
philosophy department in Rackham
Bldg., West Conference Room today1
from 4 to 6 p.m.
Women's Archery Club:, There will
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Modern Dance Club: Modern Dance
Club will hold its regular meeting in
Barbour Gymnasium this evening at
The Theatre Arts Committee will
have a meeting for contacting schools
and clubs, at 5 p.m. today at the
Ushers for Ruthven Testimonial:
There will be a meeting this af-
ternoon at 4:15 p.m. in the Yost
Field House. Anyone who will be
unable to attend will be automatical-
ly dropped from the committee.
Please call Virginia Osgood, 7117, if
you are unable to attend so that a
substitute can be appointed. The
committee consists of:
Florence Brotherton, Doris Kim-
ball, Betty Hine, Barbara Telling,
Ruth 'Mary Smith, Ann Winters,
Beth O'Roke, Barbara 'Brehm, Eliza-.
beth Moe, Ann Vedder, Elizabeth
Hegge, Elizabeth Titus, Edna Kear-
ney, Betty Conn, Joan Outhwaite;
Jane Krause, Helen Ralston, Jane
Baits, Virginia Keilholtz, Belle Cal-
kins, Martha McCrory, Betty Ship-
man, Martha Cook, Marjory Strand,
Betty Dickmeyer, Betty Asselin, Janet
Homer, Betty Anne Chaufty, Claire
Reed-Hill, Barbara Bassett, Barbary
Fisher, Maxine Baribeau, Mary
Frances Reek, Patty Matthews, Jane
Pinkerton, Mary Johnson;
Barbara McIntyre, Marjory Bishop,
Edna Linsey, Dorothy Webster, Jean
Baker, Zelda Davis, Mary Honecker,
Ann Vicary, Betty Slee, Hope Hart-
wig, Jane Mowers, Dorothy Shipman,
Roberta Leete, Ella Stowe.
Assembly Hostessess and Commit-
tee Members: Will the following host-
esses and committee members repre-
senting Assembly at the P-A-C-I
Tea Dance, meet in the ballroom at
3:15 p.m. today?
'Mary Lowery, Elinor Searls, Doris
Barr, Esther Shaffer, Frances Nevin,
Mary.Kasper, Mary Mustard, Betty
Zunk, .Mary Jean O'Donnell, Sylvia
orman; Carolyn Leahy, June Fred-
eric and all other committee mem-
" All. Hillel Menibers interested in
participating in the activities of the
Social Welfare Committee are re-
quested to come to the Foundation
this afternoon from 3 to 5 p.m.
Tree Planting: A burr oak will be
planted by the Land Utilization Con-
ference in honor of President James
B. Angell between Alumni Memorial
Hall and the Romance Language
Building at 11:45 a.m., Friday, Oct.
27. The tree will be presented to
the University by Sen. George P.
McCallum and accepted in its behalf
by President Alexander G. Ruthven.
All interested are cordially invited to
Deutscher Verein: Will have a roast
at the Island on Sunday, Oct. 29. The
group will meet in front of the Rack-
ham Building at 4:30. All who plan
to attend please sign up on German
Department Bulletin Board, Univer-
sity Hall by Thursday.
Outdoor Sports Club: ;Al women
students are invited to the Bike Ride
sponsored by the Outdoor Sports
Club on Friday, Oct. 27, at 4:15 p.m.
The group will meet at the Women's
Athletic Building and go to a nearby
shop where bikes will be rented.
Maurice Evans in Hamlet: Arrange-
ments have been made by the English
Departmentto enable students to
purchase tickets at reduced prices
for Maurice Evans' Hamlet. A limit-
ed number of tickets for the eve-
ning performance, Monday, Oct. 30,
will be sold at $1.10 (the regular price
is $2.75).. Round-trip bus tickets may
also be purchased at a reduced rate
(probable price, $1.20) Theatre tickets
ad bustces.ilb n;aei
Room 3223 A.H., Friday, 9-12 and 2-5;
and on Saturday, 9-12. Persons in-
tending to take advantage of this of-
fer who have not already signified
their intention should leave their
names in the English office today.
be a meeting of the Women's.
Club this afternoon at 4:15,
Schools And Democracy
Though a part of government and
rooted deep in the esteem of the citi-
zens who support the government,
the schools are in a sense outside
the government. While the schools
are subject to control by government
-mainly local and state government
-the people of all political parties
need always to understand that in
a democracy the schools must be free
to educate. Any time that the
schools, including the colleges and
universities, feel restraint on their
freedom exerted by the political lead-
ers in power or by any pressure group,
the torch which the schools are ex-
Suomi Club: There will be
ing on Friday evening, Oct.
o'clock in the :UppersRoom
Hall. Come and enjoy folk
and a Hallowe'en party.
27, at 8
Disciples' Guild Hallowe'en Party
and Hay Ride on Oct. 28. Hay riders
meet at 438 Maynard Street at 8 p.m.
Reservations must be made by this
evening. Call 5838.
Those not hayriding, meet at 438
Maynard Street by 9 p.m. All Guild-
Stalker Hall: Hayride leaving Stalk-
er Hall at 8:30 p.m. Friday. For
reservation, call 6881 before- Friday
noon. All Methodist students and
their friends are cordially invited.