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The Yanks Are Not Coming: Coast
Seamen Issue A Tract For The Times


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The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
The Red Cross:
Unselfish Charity *
COMMUNIQUE in a recent news-
paper column reads, "Bombs
dropped last week over populated. areas account-
ed for an undetermined amount of wounded and
dead China."
This news probably horrifies many Americans
who, thanks to the press and newsreels, find it
Deasy to visualize twisted bodies, wide-spread dis-
ease, and complete devastation that follows in
the wake of 1939 war planes. Their realization
of the disasters of foreign peoples has been
intensified. Their pity has been aroused. They
have offered spiritual and monetary aid.
And now news of the annual roll-call drive
of the American Red Cross has been flanking
the arousing war communiques with a new ap-
'peal to the generosity of the nation, an appeal
for the nation. Over a period of two weeks a
concerted, unselfish effort is being made nation-
ally to raise funds sufficient to carry on the
tremendous peace time services of the Red Cross.
iThough an acknowledged priceless unit in time
rof war, this organization has developed a pro-
gram of aid that has become indispensable at all
times. Realization by the people of the Red
Cross' plan of action, calculated to save life
and relieve suffering, has already been accom-
plished. It now remains for the public to show
its appreciation and belief in the movement by
flinancial support.
The personal solicitation campaign beingcon-
ducted by the county in this vicinity was started
two days previous to the official drive and was
for the purpose of canvassing university stu-
derits who for the first time were being ap-
'roached apart from the entire community. No
doubt the roll-call committee was giving the
University of Michigan a chance to show its
spirit as a unit, the opportunity to make Daily
headlines with the proud record of a sizable
It seems that the measure of campus spirit
was taken by the 'Red Cross, but not a large
contribution. As a matter of fact, the prelim-
inary campaign netted exactly $20, with 15
memberships costing one dollar each sold, and
the rest of the amount made up in odd sums.
As the campaign will not be terminated until
Nov. 30 there is still time to improve the Univer-
sity record. Personal contributions are anxious-
ly being sought, but there is ample opportunity
in the campaign for a group donation by any
*ganization that boasts a band of students and
& social conscience. It. must be realized that
Pis is not an ordinary charity, but one of the
really necessary patches on the American social
Give to the Red Cross. It needs the money.
kt has earned the money. And it will continue
o do so as long as it remains the self designated
tunse of human ills.
-Shirley Wallace
Cornell University has launched a project to
determine whether critical thinking about socia
roblems can be developed in high school 'pupils.
A Worcester Polytechnic Institute physicist is
:albrating the amount of sunlight that is found
at ,varying depths in the ocean.

"Me? I'm smart, see! I've got no use for this
war. But Joe over there, he's a dope. All you've
got to do is blow a bugle and he'll come a run-
ning." And Joe over there is saying the same
thing about his dumb friend Pete.
Both Joe and Pete, together with millions
of others of Americans, are unanimous in the
opinion that "the war is a bloody racket" and
they "want no part of it." But too many of
these same people are also practically unani-
mous in the belief that America will inevitably
be drawn in and that there is nothing we can
do about it.
Like a fresh, stiff breeze from the Pacific,
however, this week came a simple, straightfor-
ward and sincere blast against this type of in-
dividual cynicism. In the blunt language of the
waterfront and fo'castle the seamen of Dis-
trict Council 2 of the Maritime Federation in
San Francisco supplied the answer of the
American people to the threat of war: there
were no pious hopes, in this proposal, no elegiac
and mournful despairs, no fervent appeals to
unknown forces and powers to help us keep our
peace in this dark hour of need. There was
simply a statement informing the world that
Embodied in a pamphlet issued by the Mari-
time Federation,. the phrase is more than a
slogan expressing a sentimental wish. It is the
pointed and clear expression of the overwhelm-
ing desire of the men and women of this coun-
try to stay out of the dirty business in Europe.
"The Yanks Are Not Coming" is not only a
remarkably clear manifesto in regard to the
nature of the war and of the forces in this
country that are working for our involvement:
it is also a vaccination against the war mental-
ity. It has created an attitude of collective re-
sponsibility and of confidence. Its message is
one that has struck deeply into the hearts of
the people. The citizens of the Pacific Coast
have taken up the declaration of the seamen
and longshoremen and have built around it a
realistic and anti-war movement. If we clearly
understand each other, these men tell us, if we
take our democracy seriously, and determine that
the will of the people shall be the deciding fac-
tor in America's future, then no power on' earth
can drag us into the destructive and senseless
hell of war.
Resolutions concerning the war are a dime a
doen these days; even the National Assocition
of Manufacturers has 'one. Realistic proposals,
however, such as that adopted Wednesday by
the American Student Union are still rare
enough to warrant special attention. In this
regard we feel that it is of particular pertinence
to.publish the text of the resolution adopted by
the Pacific Coast sailors. It has become the
solid basis of an anti-war movement that has
elicited the support of the farmers, small busi-
ness men, teachers, housewives. students and
Of ALL Things. .
....Hy MortyQ... .
IF someone should come up to you and say:
"What is it that appears in two parts, is a
driving force, comes before seven and after five,
and occasionally rears its ugly head?"-you
would, without hesitation, reply: sex. Well, as
far as Mr. Q. knows, there is no proof that sex's
head is ugly or that it even is capable of rear4
ing, but at any rate, this important subject
came up for a little debate in a meeting of the
JGP committee the other day and Mr. Q.'s
agents who had dictaphones planted in the room,
report the following proceedings:
The meeting started smoothly enough with a
discussion of general problems, routine stuff
that has to be taken care of before the main
event can get under way. So there were the vari-
ous reports and suggestions and all the other
business. When this was taken care of, the main
item of the evening broke upon the little gather-
ing with terrific impact when one of the gals
pipes: "I suggest we give men some of the parts
this year."
There was a silence of several seconds as the
other girls caught their breath and finally the
wrath of many years of tradition descended

upon this young radical, this upstart who had
the nerve to even suggest such a horrible thing.
Men in the JGP! Horrors!
But the gal was persistent. "Why not?" she
wanted to know and demanded an answer from
the other committeewomen. So they went into
long discourses about the history of the thing
and how men were in it .only once and how it
was the Junior GIRLS' Play and a lot of
other reasons. But the young upstart wasn't
satisfied and insisted that the presence of men
would give the thing a little life and spark and
there was no reason why just because it had
always been done that way it had to be con-
tinued. By this time, she had won over a few
of the other girls who thought men were okay
and soon a verbal free-for-all was in progress
with the men not coming out too well.
The debate ended in a tie with neither side
being able to convince the other. So they de-
cided to ask the advice of people well versed
on the subject, but found it ' difficult because
of the hereditary bias of those asked. The wo-
men said no while the men were all for it. The
answer to Mr. Q. seems simple enough: give
the men parts as women and no one will ever
know the difference.
MR. Q.'s old friend Looie was in town again
yesterday. We ran into him in the Union

laborers on the Coast, and it is especially signi-
ficant as the expression of the practical temper
of the present peace movement as compared
with the purely sentimental resistance which
met the last war. It is an unequivocal reply to
the men who make wars. The text follows:
"Whereas, no matter what neutrality legisla-
tion Congress may or may not enact, there is
no possible means of preventing American finan-
ciers and industrialists from making loans and
extending credit in devious ways, if they see
the hope of a profit.
And whereas, American financiers and indus-
trialists are now breaking their necks to make as
much money as possible out of the war,
And whereas most of them are doing so
in the belief that if these loans or credits are
endangered they will be protected by American
And whereas this is extremely unfair to
American financiers and industrialists because
they are thus staking their funds under an en-
tirely false sense of security,
And whereas, it is only fair that they be in-
formed of the truth, therefore be it resolved:
That this organization serve due notice to
these men that although we hold our country
dear to our hearts and would lay down our lives
for its protection, we are not in the least patri-
otic about foreign investments or credits and
would not lift one finger to protect them,
That we serve due notice that in our considered
opinion every dollar invested on either side of
that imperialistic war is thrown out of the
That it is our positive opinion that the
peoples of the various nations engaged in the
European conflict are going to be sold out by
their respective governments exactly as they
were in the last war,
That we make it plain that we are heart and
soul for the suffering people on both sides, but
have no use whatever for the conniving higher-
ups on either side, and sincerely hope the various
peoples give them a good dressing down before
the thing is over, be it finally resolved
That we "serve explicit notice on Wall Street
that the American people will not underwrite
their loans or credits or foreign investments
with its blood, and that THE YANKS ARE
An anti-war movement with this positive
character can unite all the public in a solid wall
against America's participation in the foreign
conflict. It is a forthright declaration of the
determination of the American people not to
commit suicide. There are still men and women
in this country who have more than a passing
interest in the "promise of American life," and
who are willing to work for its consummation.
And it is they who are the defenders of civili-
zation and humanity.
ffeemj'o Me
At no time have I been a partisan of Mr. Fritz
Kuhn. I am not for him now. And yet I regret
to see his trial developing into an examination

Not so many years ago, all mFen
were divided into two groups, those
who sent Christmas cards with pic-
tures of Scotty dogs and those whose
cards bore a colored print of Rheims
cathedral. That neither picture called
anything to the mind of the receiver
made no difference. The card had
"Merry Christmas" printed on it
someplace, and that was thought
quite sufficient.. At least, some con-
sidered it sufficient; others, notably
the artists of America, men and wo-
men to whom Christmas called up a
store of rich, fragrant memories, to
whom Christmas expressed the very
spirit of American living, these were
far from satisfied. They felt that
the American public as a mass pa-
tron of Christmas card "art" should
be offered a truer art, and they set
out to select from their own work
those pictures which would call up
emotions in the public, emotions and
memories nearer to the real Ameri-
can Christmas scene.
Now, four years after the incep-
tion of this plan, their success is
apparent. Styled as the American
Artists Group, the cards they offer
are really works of art. The repro-
ductions are clear, well mounted,
and the scenes themselves epitom-
ize winter and Christmas, the holy
day of holidays. Collected in their
album is the America reborn every
December, the vitality and enthusi-
asm of eternal youth. There is the
distilled innocence of childhood in
Nura's naive study against Thom-
as Benton's severe, angular Ameri-
canism expressed in the green-toned
"The Meal." The much-represent-
ed Frederick Waugh holds up an ani-
mate nature in "Amber, Jade, and
Amethyst," the waves, the rocks, the
sea, in contrast to John W. Tay-
lor's still landscape, "When Day Is
Life, every phase of the life we
know, is caught and transmitted:
corn popping and carol singing, danc-
ing and skating, holiday hunting and
midnight mass, all these minutes of
Christmas, these pleasant intervals,
the American Artists Group offers.
Does Christmas mean snow and out-
doors? Then Dale Nichols' lovely
blue-hazed "The Christmas Tree"
calls up our response. Or shall we
always think of the Holy Family
and their plight in the first "joy-
ous Season? If so, we turn to
Lauren Ford's simple "Flight into
Egypt" and find in the background
of solid,red farmhouses,,in the car-
petbag carried by Joseph, the merg-
ing of 2,000 years.
Indeed, whether we want the
whimsy of Peggy Bacon or the near-
tragedy of Wanda Gag, the American
Artists Group has our card, and that
card is a real expression of native
good-will and best wishes. In as
much as we are a portion of America,
so that card will be a portion of us,
for what has been said about Thom-
as Benton can be said about the
entire group and its work which com-
bines "the various offices of social
historian, anthropologist, cultural
irritant, and vivid exponent of the
American civilization." That's the
way to say "Merry Christmas!"
To the Editor:
We have learned that the New
York Philharmonic Orchestra, ap-
pearing here Nov. 27, intends to
present as its' program the Brahms
Fourth Symphony and minor works

of Berlioz, Elgar and Weinberger.
Recognizing the fact that the Phil-
harmonic is one of the great musical
organizations in the country and
that its appearance in Ann Arbor is
a rare occasion, it would seem that
the orchestra deserves a better group
of compositions upon which to dem-
onstrate its mastery and excellence.
The program that has been chosen
completely neglects the field of great
orchestral music from Bach to Bee-
thoven and thus exhibits a lament-
able lack of balance. Something
from that field would not only re-
store balance ahd give substance to
the program, but would also allow
the orchestra ample scope for its re-
nowned artistry.
This inadequacy in the program is
keenly felt by many who have at-
tended and- supported the Choral
Union Concerts for years. Is it too
late for the Choral Union Society
and the School of Music to recom-
mend some change in what now
promises to be a pale and ill-bal-
anced performance?
-The Choral Union Regulars
France, and neither Washington nor
Jefferson was a teetotaler in all re-'
Both Hitler and Stalin, from all
reports, are men who hold them-
selves to a stern and meagre way of
life, and it may be that the urge
which moves them to the accessionj


whose standing at midsemester time
is D or E, not merely those who re-
ceive D or E in so-called midsemes-
ter examinations.
Students electing our courses, but
registered in other schools or col-
leges of the University, should be re-
ported to the school or college in
which they are registered.
E. A. Walter, Assistant Dean.

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(Continued from Page 2)

Freshmen, College of Literature,
Science, and The Arts: Freshmen
may not drop courses without E grade
after Saturday, November 18. In ad-
ministering this rule, students with
less than 24 hours of credit are con-
sidered freshmen. Exceptions may
be made in extraordinary circum-
stances, such as severe or long con-
',inued illness.
E. A. Walter, Assistant Dean
Phi Beta Kappa: Members from
other chapters who wish to affiliate
with the Michigan Chapter are cor-
dially requested to notify the Secre-
tary, Hazel M. Losh, Observatory,
giving address, year of election, and
chapter where irpitiated.
Senior and Graduate Students in
1A reonautical Engineering: Announce-
ment is made of a Civil Service Ex-
amination for Junior Engineer. Ap-
'lications must be filed with the Civil
Service Commission by Dec. 11, 1939.
'Ihose interested may examine the an-
r.ouncement concerning this position,
which is posted on the Aeronautical
Engineering Bulletin Board.
Registration: All candidates for po-
itions who desire to register with the
University Bureau of Appointments
'd Occupational Information during
his school year should obtain regis-
t : ation blanks at the Bureau, 201 Ma-
on Hall, on the following days: Wed-
nrsday, Thursday, Friday, Nov. 15-17,
nd Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 20-21.
I.ours 9-12 and 2-4.' (Attention is
alled to the fact that Saturday is
mitted, as Saturday is regularly re-
erved for out of town people). Blanks
awe to. be returned within 7 days...
The Bureau has two" divisions:
'I saching and general. The general
livision registers people for positions
of all kinds other than teaching."
Both seniors and graduate students,
a, well as staff members, are eligible
to enroll. Only one registration is
held during the school year 'and every-
one who will be available in February,
June, August, or at any other time
during the year, should enroll now.
There is no fee for enrolling, but be-
ginning Nov. 22, by order of the Board
of Regents, a late registration fee of
$1 will be charged.
University Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information.
Students, College of Engineering:
The final day for Dropping Courses
without record will be Saturday, Nov.
18. A course may be dropped only
with permission of the classifier af-
ter conference with the instructor.
A. H. Lovell, Secretary.
Academic Notices
Bacteriology 111A (Laboratory
Course) will meet Monday, Nov. 20,
at 1 p.m. in Room 2562, East Medical
Building. Each student should come
provided with a $5 Hygienic Labora-
tory Coupon procurable at the Treas-
urer's Office.

University Lecture: The Honorable
Uawrence M. Judd, former Governor
of Hawaii, will lecture on "Hawaii,
Pivot of hte Pacific" under the auspi-
ces of the Political Science Depart-
ment, on Monday, Nov. 20, at 4:15
p.m. in the Rackham Amphitheatre.
The public is cordially invited,
Dr. Harold Fey will speak on "The
Thurches' Stand on the War" at the
IRackham Lecture Hall, Sunday, 8:15
p.m. Dr. Fey is executive secretary
of the Fellowship of Reconciliation
and a former missionary in the
Phlipies hi i' h .rs .
eries of three lectures qn "The Re-
igious Aspects of Current Problems,"
sponsored by the Student Religious
Todays Events
The Evangelical Student Chapel
sponsors a social hour each Friday
evening In the Fireside Room at Lane
Tonight a play production will be
presented at 8 o'clock in the Audi-
torium at Lane Hall' by members of
the group who are interested in dra-
matics. All students are cordially
invited. Refreshments.
League Dances; Due to a change
n the regular plans, there will be no'
{stags at the Friday night dance this
Song Committee. of Sophomore
Cabaret will meet in the Game Room
of the League at 3 p.m. today.
The Westminster Student Guild of
the Presbyterian Church will have a
Treasure Hunt and Wiener Roast this
evening. The group will leave the
church promptly at 9 p.m.
Alpha Kappa Delta will hold a
meeting this evening at 7:30 at the
home of Prof. Arthur E. Wood, 3 Har-
vard Place. Cars will be leaving
from Haven Hall at 7:15. All mem-
b'ers are urged to attend.
The Lutheran Student Club will
hold a Scavanger Hunt this evening.
Those wishing to join us should meet
at Zion Parish Hall promptly at 8.
Everyone is invited to attend. Re-
Stalker Hall: Bible class at 7:30
p.m. at the First Methodist Church
tonight. Dr. Brashares will lead the
discussion. Open House at Stalker
Hall at 9 p.m. Both the class and
open house are for all Methodist
students and their friends.
Hillel Foundation: Conservative
services will be held at the Founda-
tion tonight at 7:30 ,p.m. Avukah,
the Student Zionist organization, will
have charge of- the Fireside Discus-
sion. Their two guest speakers will be
Lester Seligman and Joseph Epstein,
both graduate students at the Uni-
versity of Chicago. They will speak
on the subject, "Jewish Youth Looks
at Itself." A bcial hour will follow.
Coming Events
The Angell Hall Observatory will
be open to the public from 9 to 10
on Saturday evening, Nov. 18. The
moon, and the planets, Jupiter and
Saturn, will be shown through the
telescopes. Children must be accom-
panied by adults.
Freshman Round Table: Dr. Ra-
phael Isaacs, of the Simpson Mem-
orial Institute, will lead the discus-
sion at the Freshman Round Table
Saturday night, 7:30, Lane Hall. All
freshmen are welcome.
The Finance Committee of Sopho-
more Cabaret will meet at 4 p.m.
Monday in the League.
The Publicity Committee of Sopho-
more Cabaret will meet at 3:30 p.m.,
Monday, in the League.

German Table for Faculty Mem-
bers: The regular luncheon meeting
will be held Monday at 12:10 p.m.
in the Founders' Room of the Michi-
gan Union. All faculty members in-
terested in speaking German are cor-
dially invited. There will be a brief
informal talk by Professor Percival
Price on, "Glockenspiel in Deutsch-

University Lecture: H. Duncan Hall,
formerly of the Secretariat of the
League of Nations, will lecture on
'The British Commonwealth and Its
International Relations," under the
uspices of the Department of Ec-
onomics, at 4:15 p.m. today in the
Rackham Lecture Hall. The public
is cordially invited.

Nhibition room, Architectural Build-
ing. Open daily, except Sunday, 9
to 5, through Nov. 27. The public is
cordially invited.


of his love life rather than
an inquiry into the basic
facts of Nazi propaganda in
I am aware of the fact
that he is being tried neither
as a Talleyrand nor as a
Casanova but on the plain
and simple charge of wheth-
er or not he acted loosely
with the funds of the Bund

of which he is the head man.
I would commend Judge James G. Wallace
for all the efforts which he has made to keep
the issue down to the case in hand. But once
the feature writers and the photographers come
on in men are tried and convicted on extraneous
issues. And I.-cannot deny that whatever the
court rules some of the irrelevant issues are
of interest to the reading public.
* * *
I have seen Fritz Kuhn engaged in oratory,
and, in my opinion, he is not a prepossessing
person aside from his ideas which seem to me
deplorable. To my possibly jaundiced eye he
looks like a second assistant delicatessen clerk,
emeritus. And so I am startled to find that
he is charged with sending telegrams to per-
sonable young ladies signed "Great love and
To put it mildly, Mr. Kuhn is burly, and I
myself have not sent such a message for at
least 35 years. I simply sign myself "Sincerely"
out of respect to age and weight and let it go at
But not only the factual but the fundamental
issue will go astray if twelve good men and true
are to be called upon to decide whether or not
Fritz ever jumped over the fence.
On the whole, the philosophy of Der Fuehrer
is too Spartan by at least 50 per cent'. It has
been said that Hitler is inhibited and that if he
would only get tight some night or wander away
on a great commotion we might have a world
more peaceful and less cruel. Even the gross
playboys come back to work a little shaken and
more inclined to general kindliness if they move
into the propaganda headquarters with a hang-
over and a heavy sense of remorse.

Carillon Recital: On account of the
faculty concert Sunday afternoon, at
4:15 in Hill Auditorium, the carillon
recital by Percival Price, Carillon-
neur, will be given at 3:15 instead of
the usual hour.
Faculty Concert: Kathleen Barry,
harpist, Maud Okkelberg, pianist, and
Hardin Van Deursen, baritone, with
Ava Comin Case, accompanist, will
give a recital complimentary to the
public, in Hill Auditorium, Sunday
'afternoon, Nov., 19, at 4:15. The pub-I
lic is requested to be seated on time.
One hundred original cartoon draw-
ngs from the Cartoonists' Group of
New York are being shown in the
west exhibition gallery of the Rack-
ham Building, daily except Sunday,
2 p.m. to 5 p.m., from Nov. 7 to Nov.'
Architectural Building Exhibition:
An exhibit of wood sculpture by Mr.'
Seth M. Velsey, of Dayton, Ohio, is
being shown in the ground floor case
of the Architectural Building. Open
daily 9 to 5 except Sunday until Nov.a
19. The public is cordially invited.
Exhibition, College of Architecture
and Design: The best 100 posters
submitted in the 1939 National Poster
Contest on the subject "Travel,"
sponsored by Devoe & Reynolds Co.,
Inc., of Chicago. Third floor ex-


Ice Skating: All women interested
in outdoor sports are invited to go ice
skating on Saturday, Nov. 18. Meet

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