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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Editorial Staff

Hervie Haufler
Alvin sarasohn
Paul M. Chandler
Karl Kessler
Milton Orshefsky
Howard A. Goldman
Laurence Mascott
Donald Wirtchafter
Esther Osser .
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Managing Editor
Editorial Director
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LOCAL BOOKSTORE gave me a picture of
Ernest Hemingway last week, which when I
have cut the advertising off will be mounted on
the wall of my room, Already, "Greatest book
in years and all," that photograph of Hemmy
sitting at his desk working on something or
cther, with a typewriter, piles of manuscript, and
a glass of water in the background, has served
as an inspiration to me.
Hero worship is a funny thing. It changes back
and forth. As I have said in the past, I went
through a Woollcott stage while in high school,
during which I was very nasty about books and
plays and things. Then there came the reaction,
and I quit being literary and though I hadn't
been at it long, I quit shaving too. During this
stage of the game I used swea"l words in all my
short stories. Third stage: I got literary again,
but in a different way, so that E.B. White, then
of the New Yorker, now of Harper's came into-the
picture, but note that Hemingway is still there.
BUT MY VOCABULARY, though once a thing
that used to please all my teachers and an-
noy the people in my classes, has remained as
it became during that spell with uncle Ernest,
and is still a ripe and rather vulgar affair. Which
makes it dificult for me to get along with certain
of the gentry who feel that art is a thing people
do in beautifully decorated studio apartments,
and with the utmost caution and precision in
both dress, speech and manners.
On the other hand, having adopted a rather
high, religious attitude toward this business of
'Facts" arrag'e
Hits Wastebaskets
SOME OF THE SOLONS in Wash-
ington are said to be incensed over
the amount of German propaganda they have
been receiving, through the mails. One of the
boys has even gone so far as to send the ma-
terial to the Federal Bureau of Investigation,
with a request that the bureau look into this
nefarious business. On what grounds?
The literature in question seems to consist
chiefly of a bulletin entitled "Facts in ,eview,"
which is being distributed weekly from a New
York address, and some larg, manila envelopes
containing excerpts from speeches by one A.
Hitler.
THE BULLETIN is denounced as exihibiting a
strong Nazi prejudice and it undoubtedly
does. But unless "Facts in Review" can be
shown to be, in addition, fraudulent or other-
wise contrary to existing federal statutes, it is
bard to see what legal objection may be raised
to its circulation.
As for Herr Hitler's diatribes, since virtually
all of them have been etherized on national
radio hookups for years, it looks a little late in
the day to get excited over reprints of excerpts.
OF COURSE this is propaganda. It is propa-
ganda of the most obvious and ineffective
sort. But while the United States continues to
operate on a constitutional basis of free speech,
there presumably is only one thing to do about it.
Or are the Senate and House office buildings
no longer provided with waste baskets?
-- William Baker

Business Staff
Business Manager .
Assistant Business Manager
Women's Business Manager
Women's Advertising Manager

Irving Guttman
Robert Gilmour
Helen Bohnsace
Jane Krause

NIGHT EDITOR: A. P. BLAUSTEIN
The editorials published in The Michi-
gan Daily are written by members of The
Daily staff and represent the views of the.
writers only.
U.S. Industry Faces
Labor Shortage . ..
A LABOR SHORTAGE in the United
States is something that most peo-
ple never expected to see again, at least for a
long time. Yet after a survey of the probabili-
ties, the Twentieth Century Fund predicts a
shortage, not of jobs, but of men to fill the
jobs! This is in strong contrast indeed to the
often reiterated and familiar reports of unem-
ployed workers up to 10 million or more.
On the basis of a previous survey, it had been
concluded that even with the increased demand
for labor there would be an ample supply. But
the first survey was predicated on the assump-
tion of only a 16-billion-dollar expenditure, for
defense as provided by the last session of Con-
gress. Then early this year the defense budget
was stepped up by 11 billion dollars. As a mat-
ter of fact, it has been increased even more by
the latest administration request for another
3,812 million dollars (1,750 of it a net increase)-
a point that even the present survey does not
take into account.
ON THE BASIS of a 27-billion-dollar defense,
expenditure, however, the survey sees a,
need of approximately six million workers in a
two-year period ending with the fall of 1942,
whereas the available supply of labor is esti-
mated to be only four million. This estimate
made allowance for men who might be drafted,
those employed on government projects, and
those on temporary layoffs from the same kind
of employment.
Should the last two groups be included in the
potential supply of workers, however, the situa-
tion would be altered considerably. There would
be enough labor to supply any demands that now
seem possible or probable.
SO THERE IS NOTHING necessarily alarming
in a showing of a possible labor shortage.
When needed elsewhere, men could be shifted
from the government projects. Not only would
there be a welcome decrease in government ex-
penditures due to the decrease in work relief
rolls, but the question of the labor shortage
caused by industrial expansion would be an-
swered.
-William Baker
Reduced Market
Creates Problem
F REBODING INDEED, was the
warning of Charles E. Kellogg, Chief
of the Soils Division of the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, in an interview here Friday that
"drastic changes" will have to be made in the
present agricultural system to cope with the
loss of export markets as a result of the war.
The fate of America's thirty million farm pop-
ulation undoubtedly lies in the balance. The
great market for cotton, wheat, lard and fruits
on the European continent is cut off because
of the blockade and the self-sifficiency program
of the Axis. England is turning to her Empire
and South America for supplies while Japan,
once a heavy cotton purchaser, is now usiing
China and India a a source for this prodcL
2Parmers are becomiumg ju tiy alarned at the

communication, and having a certain belief in
the importance of individualism in the treat-
ment of characters, I am something of a heel
when I have -any dealings with the younger
set who are just starting in on the Hemingway
style, saying goddam and hell and other things.
They feel that I am being just a bit precious
when I try to steer them over into the ranks of
saying a thing straight, avoiding as much as
possible both Walter Pater and James Farrell.
BESIDES, they like the other bunch, make the.
mistake of confusing the man and the vocab-
ulary. The two have very little in common, really.
I am not a very tough guy, nor is Ernest Heniing-
way I am sure. Don't get me wrong; I'm not
identifying myself with one of the cuntry's top
writers. But the thing is that in this business
of hero worship, it is important to see what is
behind the man you are looking up to, and to
hold onto that difference between yourself anl
him that makes you aperson. Hemingway does a
lot of zany things like shooting big game and
tripping off to wars all the time, but when he
gets.around to writing a story, he is as careful
in his choice of words as the longest haired poet
in a velvet jacket who ever took a quill pen in
hand, and his product is considerably better than
that of the students of Literature who at best
bring out skillful and unconscious imitations of
the men they admire most when reading.
Here in the University we are constantly bump-
ing up against dificulties arising out of this con-
flict between our personal idols and tho e of the
men who teach us things. Neither we nor the
older men are right, and the battles between
youth and old age are really the battles between
hero and hero. Q.E.D., we all dream, none of
us are sure, and there are times when each of
us finds himself on the other guy's side. Avoid
exteriors, and don't make moral judgments. So
long until soon.
THE PLAY
Hillel's Annual
SUCCESS STORY: A play in three acts by John
Howard Lawson; production directed by Arthur
Klein; settings designed by Robert Mellencamp;
at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre Friday and
Saturday evenings, March 7 and 8.
Sylvia Stone........................Joan Sack
Dinah McCabe............... _....Phylis Wener
Raymond Merritt...............Donald Diamond
Rufus Sonnenberg..............Arthur Fischer
Norman Ross ...........Herbert London
Marcus Turner ....................Robert Cohn
Agnes Carter.....................Miriam Shaf ton
Harry Fisher ................Theodore Leibovitz
Miss Farlev .......................Dorothy Slater
s m
By MLTON ORSHEFSKY
The most that can be said for the Hillel Play-
ers' production of John Howard Lawson's "Suc-
cess Story" is what a woman sitting behind this
playgoer said last night with a painfully indif-
ferent sigh: "It's all right-in spots." That is
probably the most succinct critical comment that
can be made on the Players' thirteenth annual
offering.
The truth is simply that, whatever Mr. Law-
son's play offered originally, it has not worn very
well. One month before President Roosevelt's
first election, the Broadway version of the study
of the effects of a wobbling social structure
on a donfused ego-centric might have been ac-
cepted because of the sheer urgency of its ap-
peal. Eight years later, however, we can ask
for a less diffuse, and consequently, more moving
statement of the conflict between individual and
social values. A decade of Odetses and -Mac-
Leishes and even of Senate investigating com-
mittees, although themselves wallowing in con-
fusion at times, have indicated the fundamental
issues in clearer form and with much sharper sig-
nificance.
What "Success Story" becomes, really, is an
over-long mixture of raw emotion and conven-
tional situation. Mr. Lawson, has the ability to
express himself often in burning prose, but just
as often he is likely to drift into sentimental
stereotypes. Some of the passages he writes
crackle and blaze with the poetic fire of modern
social writing; others thud dully into mere pos-
turing and cliche. At his most intense, he can

provide gripping theatre; at his most unoriginal,
all he can evoke from an audience is squirming
embarrassment.
That unevenness is also the dominant word
in a story of the acting. Herbert London, as
Norman Ross, the object of Mr. Lawson's psycho-
logical probing, naturally is given most of the
play's attention, and, for the most part, he makes
a convincingly rebellious product of rampant
capitalism. But last night Mr. London had the
unfortunate tendency of pitching his emotional
violence on a high, inflexible plane from which
he was never quite able to descend when the
situation required. The "yours-for-the-Revolu-
tion" kid of the first act is not the man who
comes to wonder momentarily in the last act
whether his way is the right one, and the tran-
sition was not dramatically clear.
After the part of Ross, there is really no one
simply because Mr. Lawson has peopled the stage
with several handfuls of conventional characters,
and has neglected to write full sense about them.
The Hillel Players, then, are definitely at a hand-
icap and during the course of the evening they
are never able to remove it completely. Joan
Sack mixes the emotion and sense required of
her in not irremediable disproportions. Director
Art Klein, pressed into acting service, does a
short bit as fraternity inan who, at least, is
"happy," with his usual aplomb, Phyllis Wener,'
nanv.iI I1j: intmin Aribi lmjeIori Pj-n1ir' C'nnh i

LETTER S
TO THE EDITOR
To The Editor:
Saturday's editorial by Robert
Speckhard, taking issue with New
America's stand on the war, shows a
cautious and clear view of the gen-
eral state of English politics; but,
in my opinion, it seriously distorts
the situation of America, and its
presentation of. the position of New
America is unnecessarily inadequate.
Mr. Speckhard asserts that Ameri-
ca's first task is to become a real
democracy, so that when we fight
fascism- it will be democracy that
fights. The obvious answer is that
fascism is not going to stand ,still
while we work on democracy at home;
and the closer it comes to us, the
faser our democracy .ill fade. The
sole' .hope. of the United States is
to stop Germany very -soon; if Eng-
land falls we art lost. We will be
able to have peace, then, of course-
the peace of masters and slaves; but
who will uphold "justice, democracy,
the moral order, and the supremacy
of human rights?" In going to war,
even in preparing for defense, we give
up some of 'our freedoms, perhaps
many of them; but who prefers Nazi
domination to this sacrifice?
If Mr. Speckhard were more fa-
miliar with New America's analysis,
he.would know that the struggle for
American democracy and the fight
against fascism are two ends of the
same stick; and inseparable. We have
tolerated for a long time the choking
grip of monopoly on our productive
economy; now the threat, of fas-
cism tightens it to a stranglehold, and
we must tear it loose or be subju-
gated. Our Aefense effort to date has
been like one of those frightful
dreams in which one tries to run from
some awful danger, and can hardly
move -from the spot. New America
hammers home in every publication
the vital importance of expanding
democracy in this country and else-
where; but it does not make Mr.
Speckhard's mistake of insisting that
the fight against fascism stpp short
of armed combat. Does anyone sup-
pose that we would not go to war,
and under much worse circumstances
than now, to keep the Nazis from tak-
ing over Canada or Mexico after they
had digested Europe? Then we would
lose our war, and our hope would in-
deed be blasted. If such an event can
be averted by maximal aid to Eng-
land or even by a short hard fight
in the near future, so that the Ger-
man threat is destroyed, we will be
able to resume our uninterrupted
ascent toward democracy and peace,
-- Pinx

SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 1941 f
VOL. L. No. 14O
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to alla
members of the University.
Notices
Notice in re University Property Re-o
moved from the City or off Universityd
Property: Any University representa--
tive having charge of "University pro-a
perty should give notice in advance tot
the Inventory Clerk, Business Office,t
University Hall, when such property is
to be taken outside the City bf Ann
Arbor or off University proprty fore
use in any University project, as, fore
example, the W.P.A. A loss recently
occurred on which the University had
no insurance because of the fact thatc
no notice had been given to the In- 1
ventory Clerk that such property hadc
been taken to the location where itC
was in use, and the property was
therefore not covered by the insurance
policy.
Shirley W. Smith
To All Interested Male Students:p
Lieutenant Orville B. Bergren, U.S.E
Marine Corps, will be present at Navals
ROTC Headquarters, North Hall, thisv
morning and Monday morning to
meet applicants desiring information
relative to training for commissionsb
in the Marine Corps Reserve.p
Students, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts: Election cards
adn
Robevt54A lei "s
2
WASHINGTON-Big words, such
as "momentous,"' "historic,
"crucial," have been common in de-
scribing the Senate debate on the s
lend-lease bill. Defending themselves P
against the charge of filibuster, the p
opposition has maintained that the N
issues are so grave that national in- s
terest demands weeks of discussion. i
Daily throughout long weeks the t
front pages have reverberated with
the Senate's embattled thunderings.
The headlines and crackling state-
ments have given the impression of c
fierce struggle. But the reality has i
been far different.
There has been no blood shed. The g
Senate has never presented a more r
peaceful, more indolent appearance.B
If a great battle is raging, there aree
few signs of it on the floor of the I
"greatest deliberative body in the
world."
Most of the time it looks more C
like the lounge of a ritzy club thana
a council chamber where history is S
being made. Here is a blow-by-blow 8
account of a typical day of this "epo-A
chal" debate:b
Quorum, Quorum
ELEVEN A.M., the convening bell
rings. A quorum call is demanded.
and the clerk calls the roll. There is
no quorum. The bells ring again. The E
clerk again calls the roll, very slowly.
Senators straggle in. Finally, afteri
much stalling, enough senators an-a
swer the roll to permit the chamber)
to get to business. The clock readsC
11:35.t
Vice President Wallace bangs thev
gavel and the debate resumes. Sen-
ator Harry Schwartz, Wyoming New
Dealer, has the floor. He favors the
bill. says, "We are killing time whilep
Hitler is killing people." Schwartz fin-1
ishes in half an hour, making the
score 18 hours of talk for the propon- t

ents of the bill. 52 hours for the oppo-
sition.
When Schwartz sits down at 12:05
the antis take up where they left
off the day before. They are no half-
hourers. When they talk, they talk.
Senator Alex Wiley, portly Wiscon-
sinite ,takes the floor and holds it
until 2:05.
High spot of his harangue is a pas-
sage obviously intended as fine rhet-
oric, but it brings a ripple of laughter
from the galleries. "As we ride above
the clouds of this world conflict,"
he says, "we see below us Germany,
Italy and Japan astride the dogs of
war!" To save Wiley from ridicule,
Senate stenographers quietly change
the phrase to read, "having unleashed
the dogs of war."
Eating And Drinking
T HERE ARE NOW only 11 senators
in the chamber. Senator Rad-
cliffe of Maryland strolls in wearing
a red carnation, making an even doz-
en. Wiley drones on.. Senator Clark
of Missouri, opposition generalissimo,
writes a note on a pink memo pad,
calls ;t p ige boy ud sends it to
W1ley's Wisconsin colleague, Bob La-
Follette. Bob reads it, grins broadly

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

filed after the end of the first week
of the semester may be accepted by
the Registrar's Office only if they are
approved by Assistant Dean Walter.
Students who fail to file their elec-
tion blanks by the close of the third
week, even though they have regis-
tered and have attended classes un-
officially will forfeit their privilege
of continuing in the College for the.
semester. If such students have paid
any tuition fees, Assistant Dean Wal-
ter will issue a withdrawal card for
them..
Student, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts: No course may be
elected for credit after today.
School of Education Students: No
course may be elected for credit after
today. Students must report all
changes of elections at the Registrar's
Office, Room 4, University Hall.
Academic LNotices
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
be held Monday, March 10, at 7:30
p.m., in. Room 319, West Medical
Building. Subject: "Gluconeogene-
sis from Fat." All interested are in-
vited.
Economics 53 Make-up Final will
be given Thursday, March 13, 3-6
pm. in room 207 Economics Build-
ing.
Make-up Examination in English
127 for persons who received incom-
plete or "X" last semester will be
held on Wednesday, March 12, at
2:30 p.m., in 205 South Wing.
Political Science 51 (Prof. Cuncan-
aon's section) make-up will be given
Monday afternoon, March 10, at 1:30
.n. in room 2035 Angell Hall.
Physics 25 and Physics 71: Make-
Up Final Examinations will be given
Tuesday, March 11, in Room 202,
West Physics Building', beginning at
p.m.
Concerts
Faculty Concert: Hardin Van Deur-
en, Baritone, and Mary Fishburne,
Pianist, will present a concert at 4:15
.m. Sunday, March 9, in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre. Mr. Van Deur-
en will be accompanied by Ava Com-
n Case. The recital will be open to
she general public.
Student Graduation Recital: John
Nheeler, '41, Pianist, will give a re-
ital at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 9,
n the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
His program, complimentary to the
eneral public, is in partial fulfill-
nent of the requirements for the
Bachelor of Music degree. Mr. Wheel-
r is a student of Prof. Joseph Brink-
nan.
University Symphony Qrhestra
Concert: Arthur Hackett, Tenor, will
ppear as soloist with the University
Symphony Orchestra in a concert at
8:30 p.m. Monday, March 10, in Hill
Auditorium. No admission fee will
be required.
Exhibitions
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 e-
hibiton room, Architecture Building.
Open daily 9 to 5, except Sunday,
through Mar. 10. The public is in-
vited.
Exhibitions: Ceramics and Bronzes
from Siam. The Neville Collection.
March 5-15, 2-5 p.m., Rackham
Building.
Stelae from Kom Abu Billu. From

the University's excavation in Egypt.
March 5-15, 2-5 p.m., Rackham
Building.
Ancient Chinese Bronze Mirrors.
March 5-15, 2-5 p.m., Rackham
Building.
Lec tures
University Lecture: Dr. C. N. H.
song, Sterling Professor of Physiolo-
ical Chemistry, Yale University, will
give the following lectures under the
auspices of the Department of Bio-
ogical Chemistry:
Today: "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 "Aesthetic
Measure" under the auspices of the
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts,
and Letters at 4,:15 p.m. on Friday,
Marchr 14, i athe Natural Science
Auditorium. The public is cordially
invited,
American Chemical Lecture: Pro-
fessor Frank C. Whitmore, Dean of
fil qrhn o .h.m ,rAmr ahry.

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ONE OF THE CAMPUS CHARACTERS, as you
may well know, is a fellow named Mike
Church. This fellow Mike is one of the local
NYA officers, and thereby has met many stu-
dents. But try and discover his business. He
moves from Ann Arbor to Detroit, Lansing, Kala-
nazoo and Washington faster than a Matt Mann
swimmer. Still, Mike is a good guy.
Who knows anything about the Book of
the Month Club? Some conspirator sent our
name to the agency, and the mail today
brought a complicated mass of free books,
instructions, bills, letters, auditor's state-
ments and assorted paraphernalia. Now we
need a staff of secretaries and interpreters
to handle the pure business of the deal. Af-
ter that is done, maybe we should learn to
read.
. ONNIE W. (the Daily Double) thinks that
the track team will win the Big Ten crown.
Everybody in the editorial rooms fears that this
is not true. But we hope so, just as much as
the Wirt.
Farm Bureau president has asked Congress to
fix 'a bottom to farm prices' by making govern-
ment loans at 85% of parity, which is defined
as the 'fairtexchange'sprice for farm products,"
the Associated Press said in a Washington dis-
patch Thursday.
ALTHOUGH some such government move to
fix prices for products like cotton, wheat,
corn, tobacco, and rice would probably be de-
sirable, other "drastic changes" will surely have
to be made. Perhaps the plan, advanced by
Mr. Kellogg, of finding industrial uses for old
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N THE MIDDLE GALLERY of the
Rackham Building is displayed1
a collection of Siamese ceramics and
bronzes given to the University byl
Mr, and Mrs. Edwin Neville. Mr. Ne-
ville, one of the most notable of thec
University's alumni, was American
minister to Thailand, and during his1
incumbency there he and his wife
formed this collection.
These Siamese wares form a uniquei
collection which the University may
congratulate itself upon owning. They
represent part of the great east-Asianj
tradition of the craft of the potter.;
Here may be seen ideas and forms
which occur in China and recur in
Siam. It would appear that style in
pottery is but a part of a contemp-
orary; culture which appears in var-
ious centres. There are varyinjg pos-
sibilities to explain influences, cross
and counter. There is the famous
legend about the Siamese king's
bringing back potters from the court'
of the gerat Khan, in the thirteenth
century. But there are Thailand wares
similar to the Chinese, long before
this. Mr. and Mrs. Neville postulate
that the Thai people brought the
craft tradition with them and adapted
it to local materials.
1 HE WORKS are all pieces of prac-
- tical utility, done by artisans,
rather than by artists in the modern
sense. Iike all oriental artifacts, these
pots have sacred and symbolic mean-
ings. The fine wine pot, admirably
conceived from the functionalist's
viewpoint, is also wonderfully
wrought as the hamsa, the bird sym-
bol of the spirit. The tiny toy with the
delectable green glaze was more than
a toy in the adult's sense: it was to
its maker the symbol and ultimate
reality that all toys and images are
to all childrenof spirit.The lotus
patterned rice dish is another exam-
ple of a sacred form coinciding with
the practical. These pieces, all in an
authentic tradition ofworkmanship,
demonstrate the inevitability of de-
sign and image in an age where simi-
lar, though not identical, cultrires
exist side by eACh-
T11E BRONZES afe two heads of

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