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Discourtesy Shown
By Concert-goers .
AT THE CONCERT given Tuesday
evening in Hill Auditorium by Na-
than Milstein there was reenacted the same
audience discourtesy which has been shown dur-
ing every one of the concerts of the Choraln
Union Series this year, and, most probably, in
other years as well. This was in the matter of
leaving early.
There are large numbers of people in Ann
Arbor who are sincerely interested in music, but
there is also a group which seems to feel com-
pelled to attend the concerts. It is these last
who constantly rush out of the auditorium ei-
ther just before the last scheduled number or
immediately upon its completion. They know
from experience that at least one encore is
given by each artist, and they should also have
learned that these encores are, more often than
not, works of universal appeal and popularity.
Yet they persist in leaving before these pieces
and thus disrupting the order in the auditorium.
T HE QUESTION OF TIME cannot be a part
of their argument, for the most part, since,
because these concerts are of varying length,
one cannot plan to leave at a specified time.
Another point they put forward is that they
have had enough music when the last scheduled
number is over, and that any more is likely to
spoil the effect. But the manner in which they
hurry away would in itself blot out any impres-
sion created by Beethoven or Bach, and thei
very statement that they have had enough mu-
sic for the time being implies that they have
come to the concert because they feel it their-
duty to culture or society.
It is distracting to a performer to notice that
his audience is literally walking out on him, and
it annoys those who have applauded for more
music when they have to put up with all the
commotion accompanying the departure of their
neighbors. No rules can be made to cover a
situation like this, but certainly a large part of.
the audience could employ more courtesy in this
respect in regard to an artist's performance.;
-Barbara Jenswold
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Editorial Staff

Hervie Haufler .
Alvin Sarasohn .
Paul M. Chandler
Karl Kessler . .
Milton Orshefsky .
Howard A. Goldman
Laurence Mascottr.
-Donald Wirtchafter. .
Esther Osser .
Helen Corman ,
Business Manager
Assistant Business Manager
Women's Business Manager
Women's Advertising Manager

Managing Editor
Editorial Director
. . City Editor
. Associate Editor
. Associate Editor
Associate Editor
Associate Editor
Sports Editor
. .Women's Editor
. Exchange Editor


Irving Guttman
Robert Gilmour
Helen Bohnsack
Jane Krause

The editorials published in The Michi-
gan Daily are written by members of The
Daily staff and represent the views of the
writers only.
Conmmunity Projects
And National Defense ...
Congress to appropriate $225,000,-
000 for the national housing program and $150,-
000,000 for community projects such as the im-
provement of streets, roads, water and sewerage
systems in needy cities.
At first glance it may seem that these are
large and unnecessary expenses for a nation
in the midst of a costly defense program. How-
ever, when it is realized that the proposed proj-
ects constitute an extremely integral and im-
portant part of defense the sums do not seem
The housing problem alone is enough to give
Administration officials a headache. In the last
six months over 3,000,000 persons have become
transients in search of defense jobs. Some of
them manage to find steady employment, while
others do not. The latter continue to drift from
place to place, barely managing to stay alive.
They have erected little communities all over
the country which are reminiscent of Califor-
nia's Hoovervilles.
THE TERRIBLE PART OF IT is that the livin
conditions of the persons who do find perma-
nent work are not much better than those of the
transients, due to the appalling shortage of
housing. As Pearson and Allen recently pointed
out in their column, 12,000 workers are now liv-
ing in Charlestown, Indiana, which formerly
had a population of only 1,000. They live in
trailers and makeshift dwellings or commute 40
miles over icy roads.
The second sum of $150.000,000 for community
facilities is also sorely needed as a supplement
to the housing program, for houses are not
enough. They must be adequately serviced witW'
sanitary water and sewerage systems. And there
must be improved streets and roads to carry
the additional traffic.
The reason projects of this nature are so
closely linked to the success of the defense pro-
gram is obvious. No job can succeed unless the
workers are happy and satisfied. Therefore,
it is distinctly to our benefit to provide for the
health, safety and welfare of the nation's workers
through housing and allied programs. As Mr.
Roosevelt said, "We must do more to obtain the
most effect from new plants, new houses, and,
most important, from new workers."
SUCCEED we must necessarily be willing to
spend a great deal of money to maintain the
desirable mental, moral and physical attitude
on the part of our laborers. Mr. R. W. Hudgens,
of the Farm Security Administration, stated the
case very well when he declared, "We talk a
great deal about national defense. We have
appropriated several billion dollars for that pur-
pose and we probably will have to spend several
billion more. We are providing ships, airplanes,
guns, munitions-the whole array of war tools.
But it is folly to gird ourselves with an impreg-
nable coat of armor to shield a weak and falter-
ing heart, or weary and worn-out muscles."
It is evident, then, that Congress should grant
the appropriations which the President has asked
for. The legislators, however, should make cer-
fain that the mnnev is not wasted. but is utilized

ew Pedrsos
Robert SAlte
DEFENSE HEADS are worried lest the U.S.
family medicine chest be hard hit by the Med-
terranean war. To offset an expected shortage
and price rise, they are discussing a plan' to set
up an import control similar to the export con-
trol now in effect on certain strategic materials.
For many years the drug industry has been
dependent upon foreign sources for such es-
sential items as belladonna, from the Balkans;
nux vomica from India; quinine from the cin-
chon1e tree grown mainly in Java; opium from
poppies grown in Turkey and Jugoslavia, and
gum arabic from the acacia tree in the Sudan.
Virtually all imported botanical chugs can be
grown in the United States, but low pre-war
prices made it unprofitable. Now, with shipping
facilities daily becoming scarcer and costlier,
the U.S. faces a serious shortage of these drugs
plus soaring prices and profiteering.
AUTHORITIES LEARNED that recently, out
of a shipment of 1500 tons of gum arabic-
transported by a Greek freighter from Alexand-'
ria, Egypt, via the Red Sea, the Pacific and Pana-
ma Canal to an Atlantic port--one importer got
four-fifths of the stock. The remaining one-
fifth was distributed among his competitors.
This in effect gave him a corner on gum arabic,
as, according to Defense experts, he obtained
what amounts to a three years' supply.
Under an import control all dealers would be
treated alike; also the Government would be able
indirectly to keep a lid on price kiting.
MEANWHILE the situation has revived inter-
. est in domestic production of botanical
drugs. Several state universities have begun ex-
periments, and Defense experts say that if this
is, pursued seriously the country could be made
self-sufficient within a year.
Synthetics are still another field for replace-
ments, but they have not been popular and only
dire necessity will make their use general.
Wrong Number
A CERTAIN CHIC YOUNG Justice Department
telephone operator is going to be careful
about whom she confides in from now on.
The J.D. operators gave a tea and invited the
Department officials, among them Attorney Gen-
eral Bob Jackson. Very democratic, he approves
of these departmental parties and was wander-
ing from one group to another when a very pretty
miss took him into tow.
She began pouring out an account of her
duties. One of tem, she relaed, was seeing to
it that Ugo Carusi, energetic efecutive assistant
of the Attorney General, had his phone calls
answered promptly.
"He's a very important man," the young lady
explained earnestly. "He's the only official in the
Department who has a red light over his number
on the switchboard, and we have strict orders
to drop everything when the light flashes and
give Mr. Carusi immediate attention."
"He must be important," exclaimed Jackson.
"I wonder how one would go about getting that
sort of service?"
"Oh, you couldn't get it," was the emphatic
reply. "Mr. Carusi is very special."
They chatted a few more minutes and then as
Jackson rose to go his hostess remarked, "Say,
you're awfully nice. Who are you?"
"The name is Robert Jackson."
"Oh dear! The boss!"
"Don't worry," said the Attorney General,
grinning broadly, "it's all right. I won't tell Mr.
Carusi on you."
Bulgarian Minister
FOR FIVE YEARS, Dimitri Naoumoff has lived
in a grey stone house overlooking Rock Creek
Park, comfortably mingled in the diplomatic

circle, comfortably watched trade grow between}
Bulgaria and the United States.
Ever since Versailles-and before-the United
State has been friendly to the aspirations of
Bulgaria. Though she was on the German side
in World War I, American delegates at the peace
conference opposed carving western Thrace from
Bulgaria to give it to Greece.
A few years ago American manufacturers in-
creased the blending of Turkish tobacco with
Virginia, and this meant big exports of Bulgar-
ia's Turkish type tobacco.

This 1s Where He Comes In!



versity is sponsoring in the East Gallery of
the Rackham Building an exhibition designed
to analyze ancient Chinese bronze mirrors and
the craft of their making. It has been prepared
by Prof. J. M. Plumer, under a faculty research
project, with the cooperation of the Fogg Mu-
seum of Harvard University and the aid of cer-
tain private collectors. The mirrors date from the
late Chou dynasty through the T'ang dynasty.
roughly from 300 B.C. to 900 A.D.
These mirrors represent a special phase of
highly developed Chinese craft of bronze casting.
They are notable in the brilliance of their tech-
nique and the nobility of their form. Chemical
research has shown that the formula of the
bronze is the same as the one of the modern
mirror metal, speculum. By experiment, Chinese
craftsmen arrived at a material, over twenty
centuries ago, that has taken years of modern
research to equal.
HERE IS REPRESENTED a tradition of craft,
part of which was the ancient notion of the
anonymity of the craftsmeni. The workman
worked not for his own aggrandizement but to
produce fine objects of use. Working thus, in a
set tradition, the craftsman may be expected to
follow definite patterns of constant form. This
form, the-circle, was governed by both functional
and ceremonial use. The functional part was
that of the economy and inevitability of struc-
ture; the symbolic part was to represent religious
truth, the circle as the .symbol of celestial light.
This combination of two kinds of function is
one common in the Orient, and it is shown
as in continuous existence throughout nine hun-
dred years of mirror making.
T HE SHOW IS SEPARATED into two parts to
show the tradition of craft, the reappear-
ance of typical symbolism from other media, and,
with the aid of enlargements and drawings, the
character, form, and peculiar idiom of the orna-
ment. The part showing this last is the most
impressive. Within the severe bounds of the
circular symbol and contemporary tradition, the
artist displayed great freedom of personal in-
vention. He did as he pleased so long as he ful-
filled certain basic requirements. This ornament,
as seen in these mirrors, shows the great Chinese
love for nature and the particular Chinese un-
derstanding of it. This is one half of that orna-
ment, the other being a superb and limiting sense
of abstraction. In combination, these show the
use to which design and technique may be put
for practical service. In these mirrors one sees
that practical use in ancient China was both
natural and supernatural.
- John Maxon-
Reductio Ad Absurdum
Fantastic things sometimes happen in Amer-
ican politics, but it has remained for the Dela-
ware House of Representatives to reach classic
perfection. That august body has unanimously
adopted a resolution denouncing the state's
Attorney-General for enforcing the Sunday blue
laws that it has refused to appeal. The House
describes his enforcement activities as an at-
tempt to "coerce" it. We have tried very long
to think of some comment on this act that would
be more scorching than a simple report of it,
but we give up.
-- The New Vnrk Times

(Continued from Page 2)
Occupational Information, 201 Mason
Summer Jobs: There are available
several summer camp positions for
doctors, nurses and cooks. If quali-
fied and interested, please get in
touch with the Bureau of Appoint-{
ments and Occupational Information,
201 Mason Hall, hours 9-12, 2-4.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received notice of the following
United States Civil Service Examina-
Supervisor of Indian Education in
Mural Painting and Fine Arts, $3,800
a year.
Assistant Supervisor of Indian Edu-
cation in Mural Painting and Fine
Arts, $2,300 a year.
Applications must be on file with
the United States Civil Service Com-'
mission at Washington, D.C.. no laterI
than March 31, 1941.
Complete information is on file at
the Bureau, 201 Mason Hall. Office
hours: 9-12 and 2-4.

Mathematics 350 (b), Short Course:
This course on "The Plateau Problem"
being given by Professor Beckenbach,
will meet on Mondays and Fridays
from 3:30 to 5, in 3201 A.H.
An exhibition of Currier and Ives
prints and of work by Yasuo Kuni-
yoshi is open afternoons from 2 to
5 in Alumni Memorial Hall, through
Exhibition, College of Architecture
and Design: A collection of drawings
in various phases of Design from
Pratt Institute in New York, and an
exhibition of the last semester's work
in Design by students of the College,
are being shown in the third floor ex-
hibition room, Architecture Building.
Open daily 9 to 5, except Sunday,
through Mar. 10. The public is in-

in the Hill Auditorium.
is cordially invited.

The public


Exhibitions: Ceramics and Bronzes
from Siam. The Neville Collection.
March 5-15, 2-5 p.m., Rackham

Academic Notices
Bacteriology seminar, Monday,
March 10, at 8:00 p.m., Roomn1564
East Medical Building. Subject:1
"Inflammation and Its Application in1
Certain InfectiousdDiseases." All in-
terested are invited.
Make-up Examination in English
127 for persons who received incom-
plete or "X" last semester will be
held on Wednesday, March 12, atl
2:30 p.m., in 205 South Wing.
German Make-up, Examinations
wiii be held on Saturday, March 8,
from 9-12 a.m. in room 301 U.H.

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City Editor's
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Make-up final examination
Chemistry 3, Section I, will be h
Tuesday, March 11, from 2-5n
in Room 165 Chemistry Building.


Stelae from Kom Abu Billu. From
the University's excavation in Egypt.
March 5-15, 2-5 p.m., Rackham
Ancient Chinese Bronze Mirrors.
March 5-15, 2-5 p.m., Rackham
University Lecture: Dr. C. N. H
,ong, Sterling Professor of Physiolo-
,ical Chemistry, Yale University, will
give the following lectures under the
auspices of the Department of Bio-
ogical Chemistry:
Today: "Endocrines and the Con
trol of Carbohydrate Metabolism.'
4:15 p.m., Rackham Lecture Hall.
March 8: "Chemistry and Physi-
ology of the Adrenal Cortex." 11:00
a.m., Rackham Amphitheatre.
The public is cordially invited.
University Lecture: Dr. George D.
Birkhoff, Perkins Professor of Mathe
matics, Harvard University, will lec
ture on the subject of "Aestheti
Measure" under the auspices of th
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts
and Letters at 4:15 p.m. on Friday
March 14, in the Natural Scienc
Auditorium. The public is cordiall
University Lecture: Dr. Edga
Allen, Professor of Anatomy at Yal
University School of Medicine, wi
lecture on the subject, "The Ovarie
and Their Hormones," under thi
auspices of the Department of Ana.
tomy of the Medical School at 4:1
p.m. on Friday, March 14, in the
Rackham Lecture Hall. The lectur
is open to the public and membe
f the iehin AeahAnm nf Cieni,

Events Today
All professional students in Public
Health are cordially invited to, a
Faculty Reception to be held this eve-
ning from 8:30-12:00 in the Assem-
bly Room of the Rackham Building.
Cards and dancing.
Alpha Lambda Delta: Luncheon at
-12:00 noon today in the League,
either in. the Russian Tea Room or in
the grill alcove. Bring your dues
if -you haven't paid them.
Movies of the National Parks in
color will be shown at the Interna-
tional Center at 7:15 this evening in
Room 305, Michigan Union, by Mrs.
Preston Slosson.
Fellowship of Reconciliation study
group will meet to consider Gregg's
"Power of Non-Violence" today ,at
3:30 p.m. in Lane Hall.
German Play Try-outs: Tryouts
for the German play will be held to-
day from 2-4:30 p.m. in room 300
South Wing. All students interested
are invited.
Women's Rifle Club will meet to-
day at 4:30 p.m. at the Women's
Athletic Building. Attendance com-
Westminster Student Guild: The
class for University students, led by
Dr. Lemon, on "The Oldest Life of
Jesus" will meet in the Lewis-Vance
Parlors this evening, 7:30-8:30, dur-
ing Lent. From 8:30 to 12:00 p.m.
there will be a recreational program.
Refreshments. Students are invited.
J Harris Hall: A tea will be held this
afternoon from 4:00 to 5:30. Uni-
versity students are cordially invited.
0 Wesley Foundation: Bible Class to-
night at 7:30 with Dr. Brashares in
Room 214. Party with games and
dancing at 9:00 p.m.
The Gamma Delta Student Club of
- St. Paul's Lutheran Church will have
c a Kid Party tonight at 8 o'clock. All
e Lutheran students are invited.


Jeffries would have spoken to an empty hall
Wednesday evening. The Michigan Party did
a real service in bringing the Detroit executive
here, but the student body, as always, doesn't
realize it. Jeffries is one of the most respected
men in Michigan. As it was, his words rebounded
off the Union walls 23 times (estimate) before
they settled.
Headline of the -week: "Army Secrecy
Irks Congress."

History Make-up Examinations:
The make-up examinations in all
history courses will be given exam-
inations in all history courses will be
given from 3 to 6 p.m. today in Room
C, Haven Hall. Students taking a
make-up examination must present
written permission from the instruc-
tor in charge of the course. ,
Zoology 31 (Evolution): Examina-
tion for those absent from the final
will be held in Room 3089 N.S. on
Tuesday, March 11, beginning 1:00
Political Science 1: The make-up
examination for all sections will be
given Saturday, March 8, from 9 to
12 in room 2014 Angell Hall.


Coming Events-
The Angell Hall Observatory will
be open to the public from 8:00 to
10:00 p.m. Saturday, March 8, to
observe the moon and the planets,
Jupiter and Saturn. Children must
be accompanied by adults.
German Ta"le for Faculty Members
will meet Monday at 12:10' p.m. in
the Founders' Room, Michigan Union.
Members of all departments inter-
ested in German conversation are
cordially invited. There will be a
hrief tlk nn "Die 7woAlf-Tn Thph.

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