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Profits, Defense . .
Whither Democracy?

. . .0

RICHARD BOYER, writing in PM, tells this
episode: "On my last day in Germany I
talked to a Nazi official in the Foreign Office
for a long time. With a peculiar, bitter. little
smile curling at his thin lips, he spoke of the
world, of England, and of the U.S.A.
"'There is only one way to beat us, and it is
beyond the power of your so-called democracies
to do it. You would have to extend democracy
to an extent that it is impossible to do with
your plutocrats. You can't win,' he said, and
his manner was taunting and unpleasant. 'Look
at France. Her rich men were afraid to win,
afraid to fight because they feared the people.
It will be the same in all countries. Your wealthy
men are more afraid of the people than of us."
YOU MAY QUESTION the authenticity of this
interview. You may doubt whether it ever
took place, if such words were spoken. But i
its implications there is painful truth. For from
the very inception °of the defense program there
have been powerful'business interests in the
United States putting "profits above patriotism"
*nd paying mere lip service to the cause of de-
mocracy. It has been thus in Great Britain and
in every other nation which has been the object
of Hitler's drive.
Evidence proving this mockery of total defense
fense is not lacking. Aluminum, according to a
recent estimate, is produced at a cost of 11 cents
per pound. Military aircraft are more than 80
per cent aluminum. Yet it was pointed out in the
New Republic, the selling price of aluminum has
ranged between 17 and 35 cents per pound. The
American people are now paying for these profits;
(1) Hitler has been further aided in his fight
to create industrial and financial chaos in the
democracies; (2) the huge profits made by the
ALCOA monopoly have contributed much to-
wards keeping aluminum production down, so
that at this time, facilities for its production
are inadequate, fitted perhaps for "business as
usual," but not for matching Germany's indus-
trial might; (3) our air forces are inexcusably
In the vital aiation industry, the case has
been little better. I. F. Stone made serious
charges against the industry last summer in
The Nation, which have not been contradicted.
They boil down to this: "It is well to recall that
government aid made the development of avi-
ation possible and that the aviation industry
played an important part in giving Hitler the
, world's greatest air fleet. The companies are now
intent on cashing in at our government's ex-
pense on the menace they helped to create,"
Mr. Stone poins out how the industry developed
through the letting government mail contracts,
sometimes at huge profits to the operators, and
by plane purchases.
THEN, FIRMLY established, the aviation in-
dustry went after -the foreign market. "Three
aviation companies," Mr. Stone charges, "ex-
tended aid to Hitler in building up his air fleet:
Pratt and Whitney, Curtiss-Wright, and Doug-
las Aircraft. Equally valuable help was rendered
by Sperry Gyroscope, ioaker of a Ut)Ia uit ip;julots,
gyro compas, and Otie' aviatiou iintrminnCits

The Reply Churlish
THERE IS A MAN. His name is Anning. He
is a nice man. For a long time he has been
intereted. What has he been interested in?
In the Michigan Daily. Why is he a nice man?
Because his interest is friendly. What does he
do? He catches typos. Mostly. What else does
he do? He says my sentences are too long. Do
I resent it? No, because I like Mr. Anning. Also
because my sentences are too long. Mr. Anning
sends postcards. On them he points out mis-
takes to us. This is better than many other
people do. It is specific. It is also cheerful,
and helpful. Many people only carp. Mr. An-
ning does not carp. He does not criticize our
politics. He does not think we are dangerous.
We like Mr. Anning. He is as ready to praise
as to condemn. That is good. Also unusual.
His is a good hobby. And he is right. I am
amazed at how long some of my sentences get
to be. But how's this, Mr. Anning?
As stated in my column 3-8-41, I admit
the influence of E. B. White in my journal-
istic (cane-carrying newspaperman) enter-
prises. Only mention this because latest fan
letter, for which I am duly grateful, seems
to detect shades of 0. O. McIntyre in my
stuff. Nix. My father has always been
violently opposed to anything smacking of
Mr. William Randolph you-know-who, and
this extends to the late O. O. McIntyre. So,
simply and succinctly, I just never read Mc-
Intyre during my or his life, Maybe I imi-
tate him. I wouldn't know. But if I do,
shame on you, Mr. E. B. White.
which was cut for space reasons last week
here concerned a bus ride from Detroit a week
ago Sunday. A large bunch of Custer boys on
the bus, returning after leave. All of them
surprisingly young looking, and untough. Just
like us. The station master got pretty nasty
'with a few pathetic parents who.sneaked in onto
the loading platform to wave a last one at the
kid going back to camp. The scene saddening,
and alarming.
The reason I dig it up again is this. On the
way, a civvy in the seat behind me was talking
to one of the boys in khaki. "How soon you
think you'll be out?" he asked.
"We don't know," the kid said. "Maybe a
year, maybe ten years. We're in now. They
can do about what they want with us." And in
a spirit of bravado, when I originally wrote the
item, I added something about let 'em try, kid.
I'll be up there with you about next July. I
know some boys who went in this February, and
if they aren't out by next February there'll be
some hell raised.
1HAT'S WHAT I SAID last week. Ha ha ha.
The government beat me to it. The papers
of Sunday a.m. this week carried a story, page
one, saying that there was a pretty fair chance
of the draftees not being let out in a year's time.
Not much talk about the new class of eligible
fodder coming up next fall or sooner. Not much
about promises made earlier in the game. Not
much talk at all at all. The Army doesn't have
to explain things any more. The Army is hav-
ing a hell of a swell time. It is running things
for all of us. And isn't that nifty, fellows.
Gentlemen of the younger generation, we
have been done in, bilked, duped, had. If
I hear one peep from a man over thirty-
five about cynicism in the Young People of
Today, I'll blast him right out if his digni-
fied easy chair. I don't think we need to
wait until this war is over to go through our
post-war bitterness, gang. We are getting
plenty of material for it right now.
I wonder who will call me a fifth columnist if
I say Hitler doesn't have to conquer this coun-
try to make it over along his lines? Just look
about you, ladies and gentlemen, and note the
changes of the last two years. Are we military?
Yeah man. Are we tough on labor? Yeah man
(and more to come if the dirty X7+*8Z% don't

fall in line For Defense). Are we one-sided?
Yeah man. Have we done away with popular
representation? Yeah man. Who runs the
country?. Yeah man. Have we got censorship?
Answer: yes or no. Are ae going to go in there
and fight? Yeah man. So long until soon.
But of course it is unpatriotic for labor to try
and "grab off ten cents an hour" more in wages.
The attitude of certain big businesses toward
democracy is one of greed; in it they see great
opportunities to exploit democracy, and if tempt-
ingly advantageous, to double-cross it. Most to
be condemned is the intense, shortsighted de-
votion of a large influential portion of: the
business world to profits without ethics. For-
tune magazine queried 15,000 "high executives"
and found that more than a third of those polled
would do "as much" business "as possible" with
an economic bloc dominated by Hitler, while
50 per cent more would follow opportunist pol-
icies in effect.
F SOME of our prominent business men are
as determined to stop Hitlerism as they
would have us believe, why dO they permit prof-
it and dreams 6f monopoly to overshadow the
most elementary principles of decency? Why do
they continue to do business with aggressor
nations? Why does Bethlehem Steel have 40
per cent of defense steel orders when its ca-
pacity allows for 13 though other plants are
idle? Why do the aviation and the automobile
industries oppose the Ruether plan, a contribu-
ti oa of great inagitude? ,
Tike situations have challenged all free pco-


Theatre Needed
To the Editor:
In a letter to The Daily -last week, the need
for a community theatre, the need for an ex-
perimental theatre was pointed out.. May I re-
emphasize the importance of such a theatre.
There is in Ann Arbor, and on the campus, a
great deal of dramatic talent. It is a widely
varied talent, coming from all parts of the coun-
try, attracted by the fine English Department
of our University and by the Hopwood awards.
That this talent is important and worthy of
attention is beyond question. That these plays
need production, not only for the sake of the
dramatist himself, not only for the drama-lov-
ing public, but for the future of the drama in
America, cannot be disputed.
America cannot afford, in times such as these
when cultures are being destroyed, to allow this
talent to disappear because of neglect. The
dramatist needs an experimental theatre to pro-
duce his plays in order that he might "polish it
up." America needs an experimental theatre
in order to stimulate her talent. A culture will
decay unless new life is brought into it. Look
at the plight of the Broadway stage this season-
look at its paucity, its sterility. That the Amer-
ican drama needs new life-blood no one can
deny. Hence there is a great need for thees--
tablishment of community stages, for experi-
mental theatres,
A start has been made in other parts of the
country, but unfortunately Ann Arbor, although
one of the important centers of dramatic talent
in the country, has no such theatre. Student
plays are not and have not been produced. The
only group which had produced student plays
was Hillel. but they, too, have abandoned this
policy. Witness their abortive effort last Friday
night. Ann Arbor drama audiences deserve bet-
ter than this,
But why is this the situation? As far as I can
find out the only dramatic stage, the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre, is a private, not a University
institution. Since, then this is the case, who-
ever wishes to produce a play has had to be very
sure that the production would at least meet
expenses. This has been the block over which
Play Production has stumbled this season. "The
Bat," "Three Men On a Horse," "Margin For
Error," and "Trelawney of the Wells" was poor
fare for the intelligent drama lover. Again Ann
Arbor audiences deserve better than this. Play
Production is not to be entirely blamed for this.
Such a selection of old, once popular plays was
necessitated by the fact that they could not
afford to take a chance on an experimental or
an unknown student play for fear of not meeting
The evidence, then, points toward the need
for an experimental and cmmunity theatre,
as was pointed out in a previous letter to The
Daily. Ann Arbor drama lovers: let us do some-
thing about this deplorable situation. Let us
. demand a University or a community theatre.
Alastair Craig, '41
From time to time this column has been pur
sued by wandering jazz zealots who want to
know, usually in belligerent terms, why so-and-
so's recording of such-and-such has not been
acknowledged. Let it be put on record here
and now that the question of what gets re-
viewed in the popular line is pretty much out
of our hands. We do not choose; we simply
accept what the record companies send as the
"outstanding" releases of the week, and are
thankful for them.
At that, it is usually not too difficult to be
thankful. This week, for example, we are in
receipt of a more or less recent recording for
Columbia by Benny Goodman and band that
has been on our "must" list for quite awhile.
The recording: Benny Rides Again and The
Man I Love, a 12-inch Jazz Masterwork. The

first, despite its apparent lack of form, is in-
teresting all ;the way, and gives Benny more
fine solo work than he has undertaken ini
months. The high spot of the number, how-
ever is a quiet little steal from Rimsky-Korsa-
kov's "Scheherezade." The second side has the
smooth orchestral background that has always
distinguished Goodman's bands, but this lis-
tener still believes that Helen Forrest is a vo-
calist of limited capabilities, none of which
quite takes care of a ballad like The Man I Love.
Benny has also waxed two indications that
his new organization is rounding into smooth-
ness. Perfidia and Let the Doorknob Hitcha
have the full sound of a recording made in a
ballroom, and are solid orchestra rocking all
the way. Miss Forrest reaches for the vocal on
the first; a weird, offtimes unintelligible Cootie
Williams takes care of the second.
FOR THE RECORD: Harry James with his
own band has turned out Music Makers and
Montivideo that show off a smooth trumpet and
saxophone section. The first tune is a kind of
"Shortnin' Bread," two-beat, walking rhythm
number. Dick Haynes does the lyrics on the
second, a surprisingly good BMI fox-trot . . . As
logicUl successor to his "Beat Me Daddy" Will
Bradley has recorded ano thcr rock-and-ride,
Bounce Me Brother Witt) a Solid Four. the B

VOL. Ll. No. 112
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
Student Tea: President and Mrs.
Ruthven will be at home to students
Wednesday afternoon, March 12, from
4 to 6 o'clock.
Apparatus Exchange: The Regents
authorize the sale of scientific ap-
paratus by one department to
another, the proceeds of the sale to
be credited to the budget account of
the department from which the ap-
paratus is transferred, under follow-
ing conditions:-
Departments having apparatus
which is not in active use are advised
to send description thereof to the
University Chemistry Store, of which
Professor R. J. Carney is director.
The Chemistry Store headquarters
are in Room 223 Chemistry Build-
ing. An effort will be made to sell the
apparatus in the other departments
which are likely to be able to use
it. In some instances the apparatus
may be sent to ,the University Chem-
istry Store on consignment and if it
is not sold within a reasonable time,
it will be returned to the department
from which it was received. The ob-
ject of this arrangement is to pro-
mote economy by reducing the
amount of unused apparatus. It is
hoped that departments having such
apparatus will realize the advantage
to themselves and to the University
in availing themselves of this oppor-
Shirley W. Smith{
First Mortgage Loans: The Univer-
sity has a limited amount of funds to
loan on modern, well-located, Ann
Arbor residential property. Inter-
est at current rates. F.H.A. terms
available. Apply Investment Office,
Room 100, South Wing, University
Public Health Assembly: Dr. H. A.
Holle, Regional Medical Consultant
of the United States Public Health
Service, will be the guest speaker at
the Public Health Assembly today,
at 4:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the
W. K. Kellogg Institute. He will speak
on "The Interests and Activities of
the United States Public Health Serv-
ice." All professional students in
Public Health are expected to be'
Vocational Guidance Talk on Nurs-
ing: All students who expect to enter
the School of Nursing, and all others'
interested in the profession, should
meet Miss Rhoda F. Reddig, Director
of the School of Nursing, and mem-
bers of her staff in the Lobby of
Couzens Hall at 4:00 p.m. today.
Miss Reddig will speak on the prepar-
ation and qualifications necessary fora
admission to the School of Nursing
and various aspects of the profession.
The next vocational guidance talk
will be on Medicine, to be given by
Dean A. C. Furstenberg on Thurs-
day, March 13, in Room 319 in the]
Michigan Union. All students ex-
pecting to enter the medical profes-
sion should meet with Dean Fursten-
berg at that time.
To resjdents of the Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania area: Through the gen-
erosity of the University of Michigan
Club of Pittsburgh, there is avail-
able for the year 1941-42 one schol-
arship providing free tuition in the
School of Business Administration for
a resident of' thc Pittsburgh area
ivho meets the qualifications for ad
mission to the School. These quali-
fications include either a bachelor's
degree (bachelor or arts or bachelor
of science) from a recognized insti-
tution and satisfactory preparation

in the principles of economics, or
satisfaction of requirements for ad-
mission under the Combined Curricu-

lum in Letters or Engineering and
Business Administration.
An application should consist of a
letter from the candidate, offering
at least two references accompanied
by an official transcript of the col-
lege record of the applicant. Ap-
plications should be directed to the
Dean of the School of Buness Ad-
ministration, University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor. They will be received up
to June 1, and the award will be
mde by June 10.
Aeronautical Engineering Seniors:
Positions in the government program
of combined research work at Wright
Field and graduate cooperative fel-
lowships at the University of Cin-
cinnati will be available in June for
students in Aeronautical Engineer-
ing graduating this year. These en-
gineers work in the Experimental En-
gineering Division of the Field for 30
weeks and attend the University for
21 weeks of the year. At all times
they are actual Junior Engineers of
Wright Field with leave for graduate
study at the University, where they
are classified as graduate students
working toward their Master and Doc-
tor of Science degrees. Students in-
terested may consult the letter posted
on the Aeronautical Engineering Bul-
letin Board.
Senior and Graduate Students in
Aeronautical Engineering: Announce-
ment is made of a Civil Service Ex-
amination for Junior Engineer. Stu-
dents interested should file applica-
tions with the Civil Service Commis-
sion immediately. Please examine the
announcement concerning this posi-
tion, which is posted on the Aero-
nautical Engineering Bulletin Board.
The Alumnae Council is again
offering the Lucy Elliot Fellowship
to women who wish to continue their
studies in the graduate field. Any
woman with an A.B. degree from a
recognized College or University is
eligible to apply. A graduate from
the University of Michigan may use
the award on any campus of her
choice, but a graduate of any other
College or Universityemust continue
aer work at Michigan. Applications
are available at the office of the Dean
of Women, and must be returned by
March 15. Appointment will be made
April 15. The award carries a sti-
?end of $300.00.
The American Association of Uni-
versity Women Fellowship, in honor
of May Preston Slosbon, is to be
awarded for 1941-42. Open to women
for graduate study. Application
blanks may be obtained at the Gradu-
ate School Office, and must be re-
turned to that Office, together with
letters of recommendations, before
March 24, 1941.
The Detroit Armenian Women's
Club Scholarship: Young men or wo-
men undergraduate students who are
enrolled this year, who are of Armen-
ian parentage, and whose residence
is in Detroit may apply for the schol-
arship of $100 which the Detroit
Armenian Women's Club intends to
provide for the year 1941-42. Candi-
dates must be recommended by the
institutions in which they are en-
rolled. Selection, which is made by
the donors, is on the basis of high
scholastic ability in the field of con-
centration, together with character.
Recommendations must be made be-
fore May 1, 1941. Students who be-
lieve themselves qualified and seek
recommendation by this University
should apply to Dr. Frank E. Robbins,
Assistant to the President, 1021 An-
gell Hall.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received notice of the following
Michigan Civil Service Examinations.
Last date for filing application is

April 2, 1941.
1Student Prison Social Worker A.
salary, $85.
Institution Recreation Listructo
B, salary $105.I

Institution rlecreation Istructor
A2, salary $115.
Practical Nurse Cl, salary $95.
Cook Cl, salary $95.
Cook B2, salary $105.
Cook A2, salay $115.
Cook Al, salary $140.
Complete announcements on file at
the Bureau, 201 Mason Hall. Office
hours: 9-12 and 2-4.
. All women working in League activ-
ities must have their eligibility cards
signedby Friday, March 14, in the
undergraduate office of the League.
Hours: 3-5 p.m.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received notice of the following
Civil Service Examinations:
The Detroit Civil Service Commis-
sion has open for examination the
following fields: General, Engineer-
ing, and Business Administration.
These positions are open to seniors,
residents of Detroit only. Minimum
age-20. Starting salary: $1,560.
Positions open to women require the
use of typing and shorthand.
Mr. Francis King, Principal Per-
sonnel Examiner for the Detroit Civil
Service Commission will be inter-
viewing Thursday, March 13 and Fri-
day, March 14 at the Michigan Muni-
cipal League. Appointments should
be made there beforehand.
Last date for filing application is
noted in each case.
Associate Entomologist (Taxo-
nomy), salary $3,200, April 10, 1941.
Deck Cadet in Merchant Marine,
$50 mo. Room and Board, May 10,
Engineer Cadet in Merchant Ma-
rine, $50 mo. Room and Board, May
10, 1941.
Student Nurse,. salary $288, April
7, 1941.
Construction Inspection Coordina-
tor, salary $3,800, until further no-
Principal Research Chemist (any
specialized branch), $5,600, Dec. 34,
Senior Research Chemist (any spe-
cialized branch), $4,600, Dec. 31, 1941.
Research Chemist (any specialized
branch), $3,800, Dec. 31, 1941.
Associate Research Chemist (any
specialized branch), $3,200, Dec. 31,
Assistant Research Chemist (any'
specialized branch, $2,600, Dec. 31,
Complete information on file at the
University Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information, 201
Mason Hall. Office hours: 9-12 and
Academic Notices
Seminar in Physical Chemistry
will meet on Wednesday, March 12,
in room 410 Chemistry Building at
4:15 p.m. Professor R. H. Gillette and
Mr. Theodore Berlin will talk on
'Some theoretical aspects of molre-
Speech 127: Mr. Brandt's section
will meet at 1 o'clock today. There
will be a demonstration debate be-
tween teams representing Wayne Uni-
versity and the University of Michi-
Fine Arts 192: Special 'Meeting for
members of the class only, at 3014
kackham Building-today 9 o'clock
Preliminary Examinations for the
Doctorate in English will be given at
9 a.m. in Room 3217 A.H. on the
following schedule:
American Literature with Contin-
ental Backgrounds, April 23.
English Literature..1700-1900, April
English Literature, 1550-1700, April
Engish Literature, Beginnings to

1500, May 3.
All those intending to take the ex-
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KITE was

flying over The Daily
Is that spring?

Here is a true life fable. It is
not funny, but it shows what a
Michigan nan is up against.
On The Daily there is a boy and
a girl, quite "fond" of each other.
Naturally he seeks dates, But tiis
girl is ini deamtnd. In order to keep
the dates straight she actually (and

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