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NIGHT EDITOR: WILLIAM NEWTON
The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
Takes His Stand .. .
THE REV. CHARLES E. COUGHLIN
in his weekly broadcast Sunday an-
nounced that he "freely chooses to be identi-
fied as a friend" of the 17 members of the Chris-
tian Front arrested last week in New York City
by the U.S. Department of Justice on charges of
plotting to overthrow the government.
The Royal Oak "radio priest" said in part:
"I appear before you today to record the fact
that while I do not belong to any unit of the
Christian Front, I do not dissociate myself from
"I reaffirm every word I have said in advocat-
ing its formation. Insofar as the public press
has placed the Christian Front on trial,-I take
my stand beside the Christian Fronters. I free-
ly choose to be identified as a friend of the ac-
"It matters not whether they are guilty or in-
nocent, be they ardent followers of the prin-
ciples of Christianity or the betrayers of them,
my place is by their side until they are released
or convicted and there I take my stand.
"The major charges against these prisoners is
that of sedition, plotting to overthrow the gov-
ernment of the United States.
"This address is not designed by me to wash
my hands of the Christian Front and its mem-
bers, be they in jail or out. It is not designed
to attempt to exonerate John Cassidy axd his
companions, or to find them guilty. That is
the business of the federal courts.
"It is designed to notify those responsible for
Mr. Hoover's descent upon a group of Christian
young men-among whom, possibly, there was
a borer from within-that the real Christians
of this nation will not beat a retreat.
"They will not beat a retreat because the
Christians of America are asking, 'Why did not
Attorney-General Murphy and Mr. Hoover swoop
down months ago upon the Communist organi-
zations whose leaders proposed to overthrow this
SO IT IS THAT FATHER COUGHLIN takes his
stand in regard to the Christian Fronters-
"by their side, until they are released or con-
victed." He admits that he has in the past
called for the organization of a "Christian
Front" to militantly fight Communism, that he
agrees with the ideologies of these men although
not with their methods and reveals that these
17 men are members of his Christian Front, a
fact which the authorities did not know previous-
As his program's announcer concluded, "He
(Father Coughlin) has taken his stand fearlessly
and without attempting to shield himself." We
are to believe that Father Coughlin has chosen
to rise or fall with the alleged plotters: if they
are proven guilty, he too will be guilty of lead-
ing them astray., If they are declared innocent,
he and the Christian Front can justly claim
to have been the victims of powerful forces in
control in Washington.
A Reply To
fN THE ADJOINING COLUMN The
INDaily prints a letter from Professor
Dumond which we take the liberty of answering
in brief here since we feel, in view of its sinister
implications, we cannot allow its appearance to
We think it hardly necessary to call to the
campus' attention The Daily's consistent con-
cern for human rights, but in view of Professor
Dumond's deprecation of its humanitarianism
we cite, from among the many expressions of
our sympathy for the unfortunate, the following
editorials: It Costs Less, But What About Health,
Nov. 2; The Red Cross: Unselfish Charity, Nov.
17; Soviet Bombing Can't Be Justified, Dec. 3;
NYA Establishes Home-Making Project, Dec. 5;
Government Should Help Underpaid Two-Thirds
of Nation, Dec. 8; Human Blood and Cash Sav-
ings, Jan.21. We could go on at length citing in-
stances of our editorial concern for those in need,
but we wish merely to point out that our ob-
jection to the Finnish loan did not arise out of a
lack of human feeling, but out of our conviction
that it is an anomaly in the face of the needs of
the American people and that it might lead to
our eventual involvement in war.
We have at all times been sincere in our de-
sire to keep the United States out of war, and
to keep American youth busy in the normal pur-
suits of our democracy, not in the bloody business
of making the world safe for the dubious de-
mocracy of the present-day Dual Entente. It is
just our love for the institutions of our fathers
which strengthens us in our determination to
keep them intact at this time when they are
threatened from without by the propaganda bu-
reaus of London, Berlin, Moscow, Paris and
Helsinki, and from within by the subversive ac-
tivities of those who disguise their war-monger-
ing in the cloak of patriotic idealism.
We resent deeply the implication that the edi-
torial expressions of The Daily have their root
in the biased observations of the Daily Worker
and the New Masses. We do not, and probably
never will, agree with the arguments advanced
by these two publications, but we will fight till
we drop to maintain their democratic right to
advance them. It is our considered opinion that
those who, like Professor Dumond, would sup-
press as dangerous the free expressions of opin-
ion of any member of our democracy are to be
strongly rebuked as lacking in respect for the
inherent democratic institutions of our country.
It is our determination that the United States
shall remain aloof from the present wars in Eu-
rope in which it has no stake, and we point to the
words of Randolph Bourne, written during the
World War, as peculiarly applicable to the pres-
ent war: "There is work to be done to prevent
this war of ours from passing into popular myth-
ology as a holy crusade." It is such work we are
- Carl Petersen.
To Chase S. Osborn
C'HASE S. OSBORN, now 80 years old, is a man
whose love for the University of Michigan
has never been subordinated to the usually-im-
portant detail of a full and brilliant life.-
While a Regent of the University, while Gover-
nor of Michigan, and as one of this State's most
dynamic citizens, Mr. Osborn has faithfully con-
tributed his wealth and energy so that other
generations may realize real education and all
that it means. His physical contributions to the
University resources are many: one of them be-
ing a rich contribution of forest land in the
heart of the Upper Peninsula. More valuable
than these gifts, however, have been the rarer
subscriptions of time and judgment ofthM r.rOs-
born as a talented administrator.
Yesterday Mr. Osborn celebrated his 80th
birthday. He received the tributes of thousands
of American citizens, among them President
Roos'evelt. Most of the messages, however, were
from little known citizens all over the world
who expressed their gratitude for a kindness
silently bestowed upon them sometime in the
Today the Michigan Daily joins with the
University of Michigan and thousands of its
alumni in sending a sincere birthday greeting to
Chase S. Osborn.-
- Paul M. Chandler.
GETS TOLD .. .
Prof. Dumond Views The War
To The Editor:
Professor Slosson's letter, which was printed
under the caption "The Editor Gets Told,"
prompts me, also, to say a few words. I have
come to the conclusion, Mr. Slosson, from daily
perusal of the paper's editorial clumns, that
one might as well look for sap in last year's
fence post as to look for evidence of humanitari-
anism in those columns; but what grieves me
more is the evident tendency of the Daily to
follow the lead of that portion of our press which
seeks to prostitute the sincere desire of Ameri-
cans for peace to the lust for social revolution.
A man's hatred for the institutions of his
fathers must indeed be great for him to under-
take a defense of the sort of murder, rapine
and barbarity that has characterized the rise
of Communism and National Socialism in Rus-
sia and Germany. It must be a consuming fire
when it leads to condemnation of the European
Democracies for attempting, at long last, to
preserve what is left of decency and respect for
law in international relationships, to free them-
selves and the smaller nations of Europe from
the constant threat of force, and to save at least
a part of the world for men who have learned
how to use the state to -free the individual from
economic, cultural and religious restraints.
I have no quarrel with the man who believes
that American Democracy is so priceless that it
must be saved to posterity even though demo-
cratic institutions perish in Europe, though I
marvel at his complacency. I have no quarrel
with the man who fears our entry into the war
would lead to regimentation and permanent
impairment of civil liberties, though I believe
that economic and political isolationism will take
us by a more devious path to the same destina-
tion. I have no quarrel with the honest pacifist
who believes that there is nothing so precious in
all the world as to justify the use of physical
force for its preservation, though I doubt his
The man I do quarrel with, and would sup-
press as dangerous, is the man whose ignorance
is so colossal that, in the midst of the greatest
library facilities in the middle-west, he must go
to the New Masses and the Daily Worker for his
ideas; whose sense of justice is so perverted that
he would allow the two greatest international
criminals in a century to stalk through the world
unmolested because the Treaty of Versailles was
less generous to the vanquished than present-day
liberalism would justify; whose feelings of hu-
manity are so shriveled by dry-rot that he would
sit in the midst of the most abundant life ever
achieved by a people and lift his voice against
relief for suffering humanity elsewhere; whose
conceit is so over-powering that he does not hesi-
tate to sit in judgment on the motives (not the
actions, but the motives!) of Herbert Hoover,
Austin Chamberlain and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
I am saying these things to those who direct
the editorial policies of the Michigan Daily, not
in the sorrowful mood of Professor Slosson, but
with the feeling that it is no longer possible to
remain silent and keep my self-respect. I want
you to know there is one world war veteran who
still knows that he went to war to stop the sort
of ruthless German imperialism that trampled
on the rights of American citizens in its will to
conquer; who knows that we achieved what we
set out to do and did it without losing our souls
or our precious liberties, either; and who knows
that if democracy means anything to us, if we
are really sincere about our love for freedom
and decency in human relationships, then we
can not long remain aloof with a holier-than-
thou attitude and leave to someone else the dirty
work of exterminating the criminals. Not all
the decent people of this country, Mr. Editor,
think the United States should remain out of
this war. When ideals become a matter of in-
difference, life loses its meaning. There are
some things worth fighting for, and there are
worse things than laying down one's life for
one's brother or for the happiness of one's
-Dwight L. Dumond.
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt has expressed ap-
proval of the "planning of children," otherwise
known as birth control. One critic opposing her
writes that "birth control is a crime against the
law of biology and a sin against the law of God.
Though the efforts of birth control propagan-
dists, approximately 10,000,000 persons have re-
AM A STILLED VOICE, I have not yet been
heard, but I am speaking. I am a germ plasm
that failed of growth. I am one of the 10,000,-
Through the artful mechanics of man, pro-
creation was evaded, and I shall never see the
sun. The 10,000,000 of us unborn shall never
walk the earth, and much has been denied us.
We have been denied the right of fruition,
the right of birth, the right of fulfilling our
destiny. We have been destroyed by a sin
against biology. So say the prophets, and we
listen, and in the eternal darkness where we
abide we indulge in a faint, protoplasmic laugh.
For there are other rights that have been de-
nied us, and the thought of them sends a chill
down our nuclei.
We have been denied the right to add our
millions of unborn souls to the millions of born
souls and thus increase by our numbers the mil-
By Young Guli'iver
THE Student Publications Building
is located on Maynard Street. It is
really a very remarkable place. Those
of you who have always planned on
visiting every University building be-
fore you left town should really drop
The Outer Office is the hot spot.
Here you will find Maraniss, that
well-known Brooklyncher, Morty Q,
Stanley ((Self-Made Man) Swinton,
and our animated broomstick, Carl
Petersen. This latter is in the habit
of writing odd notes like the follow-
ing, which we stole: Cam: (Cam is
presumably a Daily delivery boy)
Miss Blank, at Blank Hill Street
asked me to tell you that she wants
her paper folded like it used to be so
that it won't blow away. Petersen.
We also have, in addition to people,
a lot of mail. The mail is often fun-
nier than the people.. The other day
a pamphlet came in entitled The Ac-
tivities of the Dies Committee, An
Analysis. It's put out by the Ameri-
can Committee for Democracy and
Intellectual Freedom. It has a very
serious purpose; but it also has some
very funny stuff. It makes four
charges against the Dies Committee
and backs them up with documenta-
tion. Here is a sample:
MR. STARNES. You are quoting
from-this Marlowe. Is he a Con-
MRS. FLANAGAN. I am very sorry.
I was quoting from Christopher Mar-
MR. STARNES. TELL US WHO
MARLOWE IS, SO WE CAN GETJ
THE PROPER REFERENCE, BE-
CAUSE THAT IS ALL WE WANT'
MRS. FLANAGAN. PUT IT IN
THE RECORD THAT HE WAS THE
GREATEST DRAMATIST IN THE
PERIOD OF SHAKESPEARE.
MR. THOMAS. THEN YOU WILL+
ADMIT THAT WE SHOULD USE
THE FEDERAL THEATER PROJ-
ECT, THROUGH THEIR PLAYS,
TO ENCOURAGE MASS MOVE-
MENTS? THAT IS PRACTICALLY
WHAT YOU JUST SAID. DO YOU
ADMIT IT OR DON'T YOU?J
So there is no more Federal The-
WHEN THE DIES COMMITTEE
went to work on education, they
had a gent named George Edward
Sullivan, "a lawyer and anti-subver-
sive writer." His qualifications, as
the pamphlet puts it, "were estab-
lished by affirmative answers to the
following leading questions by Mr.
Dies. "HAVE YOU GIVEN CONSID-
ERABLE STUDY AND THOUGHT
TO SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES IN
THE UNITED STATES?" and "YOU
HAVE GIVEN MANY YEARS OF
WORK AND STUDY TO THIS
QUESTION?" This Sullivan joe gets
off a couple of nifties such as: "Trai-
torous educators did much prepara-
tory work in France among the youth
there, before the French Revolution
of Terrorism of 1789."
So the American Association of
University Professors is referred to
as a collection of "Communists, So-
cialists, ex-I.W..W.'s, atheists, and
many who are on the firing line in
cooperating movements . .."
AFTER HAVING said nuts to Mar-
tin Dies, Gulliver wants to know
how many of you have gone through
life with this repressed desire: when
Gulliver was in grammar school, he
looked forward to the day when he
could walk into the -Principal's office
and really tell her off. But Good.
When Gulliver was in high school, he
used to dream about the day of grad-
uation, when he could walk into the
Vice-Principal's office and spit in
But now that Gulliver is practically
on the verge of graduating from col-
lege, he finds that he has no over-
whelming desire to walk up to Presi-
dent Ruthven or Dean Bursley and
blast them with a few choice Anglo-
Saxonisms. In fact, he hasn't got a
thing against either the Pres. or the
Dean. Come June, the only person
in Ann Arbor whose pants Gulliver
will feel like dusting is Gulliver him-
College does something to a man.
(Continued from Page 2)
and to grant permission.to others who
might wish to be present.
C. S. Yoakum
tudents and Faculty, College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts: The
attention of students and faculty is
called to the following regulations
of the College: 8
Students are in no case examined
at any other time than that set for
the examination of the class in which
the work has been done. When an
entire class is affected by a conflict
in the examination schedule, a special
examination during the examinaton
period may be arranged by the in-
structor, with the consent of the Ex-
amination Schedule Committee.
It should be notea that a report
of X (Absent from Examination)
does not guarantee a make-up exam-
ination. An instructor must, in fair-
ness to those who take the final ex-
amination at the time announced for
it, give make-up examinations only
to students who have a legitimate
reason for absence.
E. A. Walter
February Graduates in Marine En-
gineering planning to apply for Com-
mission in the Construction Corps,
United States Naval Reserve, will pre-
sent themselves at the Health Service
after 10:00 a.m. Wddnesday, January
24, for physical examination by Dr.
Mechanical Engineers: All students
using lockers in Rooms 325, 331 and
335 West Engineering Building, must
vacate them before January 31.
Room Assignments for the English
I Final Examination, Tues., Jan. 30,
Arthos, 35 A.H.; Baum, 35 A.H.;
Bei'tram, 1035 A.H.; Boys, W. Lect.
Phys.; Calver, 1035 A.H.; Eisinger,
W. Lect. Phys.; Engel, W. Lect. Phys.;
Giovannini, 2029 A.H.; Green, 2203
A.H.; Greenhut, 2235 A.H.; Halliday,
4003 A.H.; Hanna, 4203 A.H.; Hart,
203 U.H.; Hathaway, 229 A.H.; Helm,
18 A.H.; Helmers, 205 M.H.
Martin, 205 M.H.; McCormick, 208
U.H.; O'Neill, 103 R.L.; Peake, 103
R.L.; Peterson, 25 A.H.; Rettger, 305
S.W.; Robertson, 2054 N.S.; Schroed-
er; 2003 N.S.; Stocking, 202 W. Phys.;
Taylor, 102 Ec.; Walker, 202 Ec. Wei-
ner, 103 R.L.; Weisinger, 302 M.H.;
Wells, 25 A.H.; Woodbridge, 25 A.H.
All Students, Registration for second
semester: Each student should plan
to register for himself during the
appointed hours. Registration by
proxy will not be accepted.
Robert L. Williams
Registration Maaterial, Colleges of
L.S.&A., Education, and Music: Stu-
dents should call for second semester
registration material at Room 4 Uni-
versity Hall as soon as possible. Please
see your advisor and secure all nec-
Robt. L. Williams,
Registration Material, College of
Architecture: Students should call
for second semester material at Room
4, University Hall, at once. The
College of Architecture will post an
announicement in the near future
giving the time of conferences with
your classifier. Please wait for this
notice before seeing your classifier.
Robt. L. Williams,
School of Music Students will please
consult the following advisors be-
fore making out their elections for
the second semester. Procure regis-
tration blanks from Room 4, Uni-
versity Hall, before calling on your
advisor. Schedule of hours from
Jan. 22 to Feb. 3:
Music Education (general super-
vision) Mr. Mattern, 'BMT, by ap-
pointment; see schedule on door.
Music Education (instrumental
supervision) Mr. Revelli, Morris
Hall, daily 2-4.
Musicology and Music Literature,
Mr. McGeoch, BMT, TuTh., 10-12.
All other students: ,Miss Cuyler,
SM, Mon., Jan. 22, 2-4; Tues. Jan.
23, 2-4. Mrs. Case, SM, TuTh., 2-4.
Mr. Filkins, BMT, M Tu W Th F,
Jan. 29-30-31 and Feb. 1-2, 10-12.
All applied music teachers will be
glad to make suggestions if asked.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received notice of an announce-
ment by the Editors of VOGUE of a
photographic contest for college
seniors. Open to men and women.
Entrance blanks must be mailed be-
fore Feb. 20, 1940.
Further information may be ob-
tained at the Bureau, 201 Mason Hall,
office hours, 9-12 and 2-4.
Recreational Leadership. Women
students planning to take this course
in the Women's Physical Education
Department during the second sem-
ester should file an application with
the Department by February 7. Ap-
plication blanks may be obtained in
Office 15, Barbour Gymnasium.
Room Assignment for Final Ex-
amination in German 1, 2, 31, and 32.
Saturday, February 3, 1940, 9-12 a.m.
1025 A.H., Philippson, Diamond,
Gaiss, Eaton, Graf.
25 A.H., Braun, Broadbent, Ed-
231 A.H., Striedieck, Norbury, Pott.
B H.H. All sections.
35 A.H., Reichart, Van Duren, Pott.
B H.H., Gaiss.
C H.H., Schachtsiek, Philippson,
1035 A.H., Graf, Ryder.
301 U.H., Wahr.
D H.H. All sections.
Graduate Students: Ph.D. Exam-
inations in Chemistry. Preliminary
and qualifying examinations will be
held in Room 151, Chemistry Build-
ing, at one o'clock p.m., as follows:
Analytical Chemistry, February 16.
Organic Chemistry, February 20.
Physical Chemistry, February 23.
Those planning to take any of
these examinations are requested to
consult Professor Bartell not later
than January 26.
Mathematics 58, Spherical Trigo-
nometry will be offered second sem-
ester, once a week, one hour credit.
T. N. E. Greville.
E.E. 7a, Building Illumination will
have its final examination on Mon-
day, Jan. 29, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.,
Room 246 West Engineering Building.
Room Assignments for Final Exam-
inations in Mathematics. (L.S. & A.)
The regular classrooms will be used
except for the following classes:
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Math. 1, Sec. 2,
Math. 1, Sec. 6,
Math 1, Sec. 7,
Math 2, Sec. 1,
301 South Wing,
2231 Angell Hall,
2231 Angell Hall,
403 South Wing,
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to "get" the Front by their employers, and the
Red-and-banker-controlled press did the rest.
Third, Father Coughlin knows well that 'the
Federal government will find it hard to convict
all 17 men on charges of sedition. A few will
be released either as misguided, uneducated and
overzealous youths or because of insufficient
evidence. Their freedom could be used by Father
Coughlin as evidence of persecution by the gov-
ernment and the newspapers; persecution, which
however, was discredited by an impartial Ameri-
can jury. Those defendants who are convicted
will be disowned by Father Coughlin-for in
Sunday's talk he said that among the group
"possibly, there was a borer from within." Be-
fore this, he had mentioned that a "Nazi Bun-
dist" might have joined the Front covertly.
The Fronters proved innocent can be presented
as martyrs, while those proved guilty will 1e
simply Nazis who persuaded a few head-strong
members of the Front to plot fantastic murders
and bombings and to cache dynamite and rifles.
YES, FATHER COUGHLIN has taken his stand.
He has reassured his followers that he will
not retreat; he has been willing to stake his repu-
tation as a leader of "awakened American Chris-
tianity" on the outcome of the Christian Front's
trial. He is willing to abide by the decision of
the American people, as transmitted through
their courts and representatives. But he wants
-,to be able to set the terms.
It will be a difficult task to beat Father Cough-
FINAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULE
First Semester, 1939-1940-College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Time of Exercise Time of Examination
Mon. at 8 Mon., Feb. 5, 9-12
Mon. at 9 Fri., Feb. 2, 9-12
Mon. at 10 Wed., Jan. 31, 9-12
Mon. at 11 Mon., Jan. 29, 9-12
Mon. at 1 Tues., Feb. 6, 2-5
Mon. at 2 Mon., Jan. 29, 2-5
Mon. at 3 Tues., Feb. 6, 9-12
Tues. at 8 Mon., Feb. 5, 2-5
Tues. at 9 Tues., Jan. 30, 2-5
Tues. at 10 Wed., Jan. 31, 2-5
Tues. at 11 Tues., Jan. 30, 9-12
Tues. at 1 - Wed., Feb. 7, 9-12
Tues. at 2 Fri., Feb. 2, 2-5
Tues. at 3 Thurs., Feb. 1, 9-12
war, or of dying of malnutrition in
the unmilitary holocaust called a de-
pression. Forgive us, the 10,000,000
inborn, that in our twilight abode we
renounce with a sweet gesture of po-
liteness the privilege of meeting you,
It might have been different, had
you willed it. We might have wept,
we might have -raillied to high heav-
en against your denial of our inheri-
tance of a good life, had you only
provided the means to a good life.
Prepare the way for us. Look to
the soil before you plant the seed.
In the world you have made for us
we would find scant nourishment. We
would be stunted, blasted, whipped
by the winds and uprooted by stupid
or hateful hands.
Prepare the xway for us. Look to
Time of Examination
Sat., Feb. 3, 9-12
Sat., Feb. 3, 2-5
German 1, 2, 31, 32.
Spanish 1, 2, 31, 32.
Zoology 1. Botany 1.
Psychology 31. Music 1.
French 1, 2, 11, 31, 32,
41, 71, 111, 112, 153.
Speech 31, 32.
Pol. Science 1, 2, 51, 52.
FAIR ENOUGH, we should say, if it were all.
But Father Coughlin in his broadcast added
so many qualifications and conditions that there
is little likelihood that he will lose this battle.
First, he has accused Attorney-General Mur-
phy and FBI Director Hoover of ignoring the
Communists and singling out the Christian Front
for assault. To his followers this is additional
III Sat., Jan. 27, 2-5
IV Thurs., Feb. 1, 2-5
English I shall be examined on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2-5.
English 30 shall be examined on Friday, Feb. 2, 9-12."
Economics 51, 52, 53, and 101 shall be examined on Thursday,