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Jifecii l
Fey wood Broun
The day was dismal as we drove past the Fair
on its closing day. Only a few enthusiasts for
education passed through the portals. Rain fell
persistently upon the World of Tomorrow and

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somehow seemed to empha-
size the gap between man's
potentialities and his per-
formance. As a matter of
fact, almost from the mo-
ment that a forward-point-
ing finger was set up in
Flushing Meadows the Uni-
verse in general started to
retrogress as rapidly as pos-
sible. Even a little faster.


Editorial Staff
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raniss .
winton .
anagan . .
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Managing Editor
Editorial Director
. City Editor
Associate Editor
. Associate Editor
. Associate Editor
SAssociate Editor
Women's Editor
* Sports Editor

Business Stafff

Lness Mgr., Credit Manager
Business Manager
ns Manager

. Paul R. Park
Qanson P. Taggart
Zenovia Skoratko
. Jane Mowers
*Harriet S. Levy

The editorials published in The Michigan
ly are written by members of The Daily
f and represent the views of the writers

osts Less,
What About Health?.


i THE COUNTY BOARD of Supervisers,
in refusing to grant $8,700 for the
frmation of a county health department, has
done irreparable damage to. the people of Wash-
tenaw County. Its ill advised move means the
death knell of a proposal giving better pubic
health protection to all county residents.
Justification of the .Board's action 'has been
found in the interests of economy. What kind
bi economy is it that retains a few paltry dollars
in the public treasury, at the cost of jeopardiz-
Ing the people's health?
Under the existing system of public health
protection, the people are exposed to all kinds
of danger. Many outlying districts have no
hiealth supervision at all. Many towns have
health boards made powerless by meager appro-
priations. Nowhere in Washtenaw County ex-
ept in a few instances, do we have adequate ex-
wination of our school children-especially
hose in the lower income brackets. It is in
these classes that tuberculosis may easily arise
xnd rage unchecked. Here too, scores of people
will be exposed to the disease. Some will, con-
ract it and have to be treated in state institu-
ions partially supported by county contribu-
ions. Again, what type of economy is it to
hift the appropriation for a county health board
o an ultimate appropriation to help maintain.
lhe indigent in hospitals?
More than 60 out of Michigan's 83- counties,
have adopted county health departments. Ini-
icative of their importance are the statistics
rom a county almost half the size of Washte-
aw. Out of 8,683 children examied by county
wealth doctors, 6,076 needed attention and 2,205
f these required emergency attention. Can you
:nagine the situation in our progressive county
rith its far greater population?
County health departments serve the com-
iunities under its supervision in many ways.
)ne isolated 744 cases of communicable disease.
t did not stop there. It serviced them if the
atients were too poor to afford adequate medical
ttention. The same department kept under
onstant supervision more than 400 cases of
yphilis and gonorrhea in addition to checking
in their sources. It offered pre-natal advice to
xpectant mothers.
This active anti-venereal disease policy will
eap dividends for that county in the long run.
y its investigation and servicing, the birth of
iphilitic babies and the number of still births
ue to syphilis were reduced. This will mean
neat savings to the state because it will eventu-
Lly reduce the number of children and adults,
ippled, blinded, deaf and insane as a result of
philis who must be cared for in public institu-
And what did our county do? It killed a
.easure offering all this-and even more-in the
iterests of economy.
What about the cost situation of such a de-
artment- The Board condemned it because
$8,700. Conservative estimates of its cost are
ilculated as reasonable by public health experts.
hie mere organization of a county health de-
irtment would make $7,500 immediately avail-
>le to the county. A Michigan statute provides
at the state annually must give $3,000 to any
'unty health department. The county's share

But there will be another year for the World and
for the Fair. Grover Whalen is not mocked.
The enterprise constitutes already a brave and
gallant try. Perhaps the picture of an inter-
national society which was done in plaster on
a remade swamp may become a reality of flesh
and blood when spring breaks through.
There is a rock and it can be found. Into
very granite the countries near and far may
fix their roots when next the World of Too-
morrow is exposed to the public view. In-
stead of a row of restaurants and exhibits,
the family of fellowship could quite possibly
be on the move when once again the grass
thrusts up to the sun after the bleakness
and the bitterness of winter is gone. And I
trust that Mr. Rose's mermaids may again
recline on warmer water and demonstrate
the back stroke.
General Motors, Billy Rose and the Italian
bar won the first-year honors in my estimation.
I failed to share the enthusiasm manifest by
many for the Soviet Pavilion. The smile which
formed the motif of every mural seemed. to. me
too set and glittering. It reminded me more of
Red Riding Hood than of the revolution. And
before the gates were closed, the Russian grin
had become by many shades too 'cynical."
In applauding the food and drink put out by
the Italians, I have no desire to indorse the
political and economic theories of . Mussolini.
The spaghetti ran on time long before the Latins
turned to Fascism. It happens to be a fact that
Italy has mastered the magic of the frying pan
beyond any other nation. And I am 'not. exclud-
ing the Scandinavian. The French werein the
picture. You cannot throw their chefs "out'-of
the contest. But I would like to throw out their
head waiters.
up to each member of the medical profession of
this county 'to give his individual support to
this movement. This can be done by contacting
or writing the Supervisor of your ward or town-
ship, in order that he may be convinced of 'the
altruistic aims 'of this project." Even this at-
t'empt to secure a county health board failed de-
spite the fact that our doctors are the ones best
equipped to know the county's public health
What can be done now? The Board of Super-
visors has definitely gone against .the measure
at its current meeting. Their adverse action
should not and must not mean the death knell
of the fight to establish a county health board.
Their blunder must mean the beginning of a
bigger and better fight to make them see the
necessity for a health board for Washtenaw
--Richard Harmel
NYA Experiments
In Americanization.
N EXPERIMENT in Americaniza-
tion is being conducted at the Cassidy
Lake National Youth Administration Camp with
three Austrian and German refugees as subjects.
The boys, Bertold Hausman and Jonny Ne-
mon from Austria and Henry Levy from Ger-
many were sent to Michigan pripnarily for the
purpose of resettling them as permanent resi-
dents in this state according to a letter received
from William Haber, executive director of the
National Refugee Service, Inc., in New 'York
City. By accepting thse refugees, the NYA
camps are violating no rule which prohibits th&
expenditure of funds for aliens. Before the three
refugees were admitted to the camp, Fred M.
Butzel, chairman of the Detroit Resetllement
Service, guaranteed that none of them would be-
come public charges.
At present NYA funds have been curtailed and
subsequently the number of campers has been
cut so that facilities which the refugees are en-
joying would normally be idle. At Cassidy Lake.
as well as at other NYA camps, the arrangement
has been worked out whereby everything con-
sumed or used by the boys -is paid for from,
private sources so that they are no cost to the
government, nor do they discommode any Ameri-
can youths.
Their presence at the NYA camp is theresult
of a special program worked out jointly by the

National Refugee Service and the NYA in Wash-
ington to admit a limited number of refugee
youth to some of the benefits of the NYA camps.
Forty refugees are enrolled in camps in approxi-
mately one dozen states.
The refugees get a period of orientation to
the American way of living in these camps., In
addition they are given practical vocational
training designed primarily to direct them away
from the congested and competitive occupations
4-'!. , m,~ ri', 4 nfl, rnwic r'n H o ia 'd.atfair. fariMlA

Drew Pearson
j' RobertS'.Allen
WASHINGTON-Paul McNutt will be tlpe,
last man to talk about it, but he and Francis
Sayre, High Commissioner to the Philippines, put
across a neat double-play to prevent Secretary
Ickes from really running the Philippines.
Under the new reorganization plan, Roosevelt
concentrated insular affairs under the Interior
Department, transferring the Philippines from
the War Department to Interior, which already
handles Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the Virgin
But newly appointed High Commissioner
Sayre did not seem to like this. He came down
to the Interior Department and demanded a
large area of office space-which he did not
get.. Also it was quite apparent that Ickes,
when put in charge of the Philippines, would
really run the Philippines, and Sayre did not
like this either.
So High Commissioner Sayre got together with
ex-High Commissioner McNutt and drafted a
letter for the President's signature by which the
Philippines virtually were taken out of Ickes'
hands. The letter instructed Sayre to report
direct to the President.
Then they got Roosevelt to sign the letter,
partly by giving the impression that Frank Mur.4
phy, also ex-High Commissioner to the Philip-
pines, had approved it.
Murphy, however, had not. And the other
day, after Cabinet meeting, he stopped Ickes,
who has become one of his best friends, and said
he had just learned of the letter.
"I'm absolutely against the idea," he told his.
Cabinet colleague.
However, it was too late. The Philippines,
though nominally under Ickes, have been euch-
ered out from under him.
Vandenberg's Home Town
One of the Administration's most effective
weapons in the House neutrality battle was sup-
plied by the home town of Senator Arthur Van-
denberg, leading defender of the arms embargo.
It consists of a full-page advertisement in The
Grand Rapids Herald, of which Vandenberg once
was editor and publisher, vigorously calling on
Congress to repeal the arms embargo in orderto
preserve the peace of the country. The ad was
paid for and signed by 76 of the principal busi-
nessmen of the city.
. Among the first names on the list was that
of John Wood Blodgett, multi-millionaire phil-
anthropist and treasurer of the Vandenberg-for-
President Club.
S* * *
Behind that mysterious conference between
Attorney General Murphy and leaders of the
American Federation of Labor was a great secret
AFL fear.
They had suddenly realized that the J7ustic
Department's attack upon monopoly in the build-
ing industry might nullify one of their principal
weapons in fighting the CIO-jurisdictional
strikes and boycotts.
The AFL has used these tactics with telling
effect in various sections, particularly the Pacific
Northwest, where Dave Beck, regional teamster
boss, forced the lumber industry to a virtual
standstill by refusing to handle timber cut or
milled by CIO members.
When Assistant Attorney General Thurman
Arnold, hard-hitting head of the Anti-Trust
Division, launched the building industry clean-
up, the AFL generalissimos expected it to be a
routine affair aimed at contractors and manu-
facturers. When Arnold made it known that
he also was going after racketeering, they still
were undisturbed.
In fact, AFL President Green, long a foe of
labor racketeering ,privately approved Arnold's
plan. But when the first flurry of grand jury in-
dictments disclosed that boycotts and jurisdic-
tional strikes were to be placed in thesame cate-

gory with price-fixing and other monopolistic
operations, AFL bosses hit the ceiling.'
At a stormy Executive Council meeting, Dan
Tobin, teamster president, scathingly waded into
Green. There has been bitter feeling between the
two for years and Tobin poured it on hot and
heavy. In the end, it was decided to send a dele-
gation of building trade leaders to Murphy to
demand that he call off Arnold.
Murphy assured them the clean-up was "not
directed against labor," but beyond this he re-
fused to go. He has said nothing to Arnold
about soft-pedaling and Arnold is continuing to
let the chips fall where they may. To the ex-
Yale law professor, a law violation is illegal
whether on the part of labor or business.
German Army Is Powerful
Reports on the German army relayed here
by U.S. official observers indicate that Hitler
has one of the most superb fighting forces K.
the world.
While its training and morale are no better
than the French army's, it is superior in tw6
highly important things-mechanization and
skill in using it. The latter is especially impor-
tant. For the use of sub-machine guns and other
modern war weapons is not like firing the ordi-
nary army rifle.
To put under-trained British youngsters in
the-trenches with these modern guns would be
suicide, according to military experts. This is
one reason the British are calling no more men
to the colors. They have reached their training
capacity for the time being.

A Bastille Of Books?
To the Editor:
The general library has, in the
past, been the point of many jokes
and when mentioned is usually a
source of great merriment as every-
body tells of their many disappoint-
ments. It is now a conceded, fore-
gone conclusion that filling out a slip
and waiting at the desk is mildly
comparable to hailing the evening
westbound sky-liner.
I will admit that when I first be-
gan to utilize our library (that big
building) I was an optimist, but to
be repeatedly told that the books
were not in, were on reserve in An-
gell Hall, or some similar tale has
just about caused me to refrain en-
tirely from the useless ritual of at-
tempting to extricate a volume (of
my own choice) from this Bastille of
Books. Naturally we realize that,
with the demand, many books will be
difficult to obtain but why, if the
books are removed, aren't the cards
marked or taken out of the files? And
why, again, does Angell Hall require
so copious a supply that it necessi-
tates the removal of all the books in
the surrounding buildings. We are
told to get a book at the Main Library
and proceed on a book hunt that
would put the F.B.I. into doldrums
of despair, yet failing to capture the
elusive volume.
The condition is becoming more
acute each day and I think that
some feasible measure must soon be
taken. To relieve this "atrocious"
condition I have notated, below, some
possible steps.
1. Have a Plebiscite.
2. Make Angell Hall the book cen-
ter (officially) calling it "The Angell
Hall Main Book Quarry." Of course
the present main library would be
given some new name as "Ye Studies
Hall and Booke Repaire Department."
$. A band of intrepid (irate) stu-
dents seize control of the library, by
armedforce, and,rousting the present
regime, take control.
4. Quit reading or buy 100 copies
of each book.
5. Re-name the main library "The
Walter E. Kaler, Jr.
Slosson Simplifies
To the Editor:..
It is my feeling that Professor Slos-
son oversimplifies in certain respects
the matters dealt with in his other-
wise excellent letter. of Oct. 31.
In the first place, he tells Ameri-
cans "If you want to know what the
British and French are really like-
look in the nearest mirror!" It is,
of course, true thatthe three coun-
tries are -alike in being capitalistic
democracies. Even so, there is at least
the possibility of varying emphases
In the three as between capitalism
and democracy. Such being the case,
it may be that the American demo-
cratic emphasis is somewhat greater
than is the case in Britain or France.
A much more serious oversimplifi-
cation, to my mind, is seen in the
sharp distinction Professor Slosson
draws betwen the "democracies" and
the "autocracies." He says "What
Germany, Russia and Italy are really
like cannot be told in the same way
(through looking in the mirror) be-
cause, since they are autocracies and
not democracies, they show to the
mirror not faces but masks; the
masks of Hitler, Stalin and Musso-
lini. When those masks are off at
last the world can talk face to face
again, and perhaps talk permanent
My contention is that the differ-
ence between a "so-called" democ-
racy and an autocracy is but one of
degree rather than one of kind. The
mask in the case of the former is
somewhat less a disfigurement-but
it is a mask just the same.

A further contention I wish to
make is that there will be no reason-
able hope for an enduring peace un-
less and until the great "so-called"
democracies become overwhelmingly
democratic in their emphases.
-Roy H. Holmes
Labor Peace Advised
As the AFL and the CIO meet in
their respective annual conventions,
't is well for both to review their
positions in respect to the war, the
status of democracy in America arnd
the welfare of labor as a whole. Two'
objectives are important-the unity
)of. labor for protection of existing
gains and further advance, and sup-
port of an administration that on the
average is much more favorable to
union aims than any opponent is
likely to be., The rank and file of
both organizations are without much
question. favorable to unity and to.
support Mr. Roosevelt. The danger
comes from a few leaders in both
who are either short-sighted or so
embittered by previous incidents as
to be moved by personal combative-
ness more than by the requirements
,of the situation. The reactionary.
officials in the AFL are old offenders,
but Mr. Lewis himself is also at
fault in his abrupt breaking off of
peace negotiations, in his rash deci-
sion to invade the building trades

THURSDAY, NOV. 2, 1939
VOL. L.. No. 34


To The Members of the Faculty of
the College of Literature, Science, and
the Arts: The second regular meet-
ing of the Faculty of the College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts, for
the academic session of 1939-1940
will be held in Room 1025 Angell I;all
on Monday, Nov.' 6, at 4:10 p.m.
The reports of the various commit-
tees, instead of being read orally at
the meeting, have been prepared in
advance and are included with this
call to the meeting. They should .be
retained in your files as part of the
minutes of the November meeting.
Edward H. Kraus
1. Consideration of the minutes of
the meeting of Oct. 2, 1939, which
have been distributed by campus
2. Consideration of the reports sub-
mitted with this call to the meeting.
a. Executive Committee, prepared
by Professor Walter F. Hunt.
b. University Council, prepared by
Professor C. S. Schoepfle.
c. Executive Board of the Gradu-
ate School, prepared by Professor E.
F. Barker.
1 d. Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs, prepared by Prof.
C. D. Thorpe.
e. Deans' Conference, prepared by
Dean Edward H. Kraus,
3. Report on the tutorial system, by
Prof. W. G. Rice, chairman of the
Advisory Board.
4. Discussion of the report, "The
Evaluation of Faculty Services," led
by Prof. J. K. Pollock, chairman of
the committee.
5. New business.
Students, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts. Courses dropped
after Saturday, November 4, by stu-
dents other than freshmen. will' be
recorded E. Freshmen (students with
less than 24 hours of credit) may
drop courses without penalty through
the eighth week. Exceptions may be
made in extraordinary circumstances,
such as severe or long continued ill-
Freshmen in the College of Litera-
ture,' Science, and the Arts' may ob-
tain their 'five-week progress reports
in the Academic Counselors'. Office,
FRoom 1708 Mason Hall, from 8 to '12
a.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. according
'to the. following schedule::
Surnames beginning H through 0,
Thursday, Nov. 2.
Surnames beginning P through Z,
Friday, Nov. 3.
Public Health Nursing Certificate:
Students expecting to receive the
Certificate in Public Health Nursing
in February or June 1940 must make
application at the office of the School
of Education, 1437 U.E.S.
Physical Education for Women:
Individual skill tests in tennis, golf,
riding, archery and badminton will
be given Friday, Nov. 3, from 3-5 p.m.
at Women's Athletic Building. Swim-
ming tests will be given every Tues-
day and Thursday evenings at 8:30 at
the Union Pool. Please sign with ma-
tron at W.A.B. for tests.
Academic Notices
Department of Mathematics Staff
meeting will be held today at 4:15
p.m., in 3201 A.H.
E.E. 7a, Building Illumination, Sec-
ond Section, will meet on Friday at
1 p.m. in Room 247, instead of on
Saturday at 8, in Room 246, West En-
gineering Building.
Television Lecture and demonstra-
tion with moving pictures, Hill Audi-

torium, Friday, Nov. 3, at 8:15 p.m.
There is no admission charge and
the public is cordially invited.
Today's Events
Professor Preston Slosson will speak
tonight at 8 o'clock in St. Andrew's
Church on the subject, "Is Christian-
ity of Any Value in the Present World
Crisis?" All students and faculty are
cordially invited.
Zoology Seminar: Mr. Alfred Perl-
mutter will report on "Variation of
American North Atlantic Marine
Fishes Correlated with the Environ-
ment" tonight at 7:30in the Amphi-
theatre of the Rackham Building.
Political Science Round Table: The
first meeting will be held today at 4
p.m. at the Rackham Building.
Engineering Mechanics Colloquium:
"Review of Literature" by L. C.

Maugh. "Prediction of Ship Power
from Model Tests," by L. A. Baier.
Meeting in Room 314 W. Engineering
Annex today at 4:15 p.m. Anyone
interested is cordially invited to at-
Upper Peninsula Students: You are
cordially invited to attend the Upper
Peninsula Students' Mixer, sponsored
by the Hiawatha Club, which is to be
held this evening, from' 8 to 10 o'clock,
in the Michigan League Ballroom.
Classics Students: Phi Tau Alpha,
honorary classical society will meet
at 8 p.m. today in Lane Hall. All
students who are enrolled in Latin 5,
Greke 31, and courses more advanced
than these are' cordially invited to
Ticket Committee for Assembly
Ball will meet today at 4:30 p.m. at
the Michigan League.
Women's Archery Club: Will meet
this afternoon at 4:15 on Palmer
Women's Fencing Club meets to-
night at 7:30 in Barbour Gymnasium
Physical Education Men: Phi Epsi-
lon' Kappa invites all physical educa-
tion men to, see moving pictures of
National Collegiate Wrestling shown
by Coach Cliff Keen tonight at 7
o'clock in the wrestling room of the
Intramural Building.
Rover Crew will met in Room 316
of the Union at 8 p.m. tonight to
formulate plans for' the organization
of a chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, na-
tional service fraternity. All stu-
dents with Scouting experience are
urged to attend.
Omega Upsilon: Meeting today at 5
'p.m. at the League.: The room will
be posted on the bulletin board. All
active members and pledges please
be present.
. Tbe Social C mnmittee of the Ameri-
can Student Unoi*, will meet tonight
at 7 o'clock in the Union.
League Publicity Committee: Meet-
ing atd4 p.m. today in the. League
The Theatre Arts dance committee
will have a meeting at 5:15 p.m. to-
day in the League.
Michigan.Dames: Click and Stitch
group will. have its first meeting in
the League, Nov. 2, at eight o'clock.
The Hillel Camera Club will meet
tonight at 7:30 at the Foundation.
Coming Events
The "Round Table Discussion" on
"Light" to be held in connection with
the Michigan-Life Conference on New
Technology , a n d Transportation,
scheduled for the Michigan Union
Friday morning, Nov. 3, will be held
in the large auditorium of the Rack-
ham Building in order to provide ade-
quate facilities for the demonstrations
of polarized light and of safety glass.
It is therefore possible to extend an
invitation to members of the faculty
and students who may be interested
in attending this meeting. Admission
tickets may be obtained upon request
from the Secretary of the Engineer-
ing College in the West Engineering
Building, Secretary of the Physics
Department in the Physics Building,
the Secretary of the Transportation
Department, or of the Chemical En-
gineering Department in the East En-
gineering Building.
The program, Nov. 3, Rackham Au-
9:30 a.m. "Street and Highway Il-
lumination," Kirk M. Reid, Illuminat-
ing Engineer, Nela Park Department,
General Electric Company.
9:55 a.m. "Proper Illumination and
Safety," Louis Schrenk, Chief En-

gineer,. Public Lighting Commission,
Detroit, Michigan.
10:15 a.m. "Indirect Highway
Lighting," G. Donald Kennedy, Depu-
ty Commissioner, Michigan State
Highway Department.
10:35 a.m. "Polarized Light" (dem-
onstration) Edwin H. Land, Presi-
dent and Chairman of the Board,
Polaroid Corporation.
11:25ra.m. "Safety Glass" (demon-
stration) Dr. Geo. B. Watkins, Direc-
tor of Research, Libbey-Owens-Ford
The Outdoor Club invites you to
join them for a weiner roast Sat-
urday, Nov. 4. The group will leave
Lane Hall at 8:30 p.m. Come and
bring a friend.
Assembly and Congress are jointly
holding again this Saturday a radio
"Open House" from. 2 'to 5 p.m. in
the League Grillroom for the Illinois
football game.
Reservations for the hayride to be
held Saturday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m.
can be made by calling the office of



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