TlE- CIIHIGA N , DAILY.
FRIDAY, MARCh-21, 1941
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LATEST DEVELOPMENT in personal
identification is the national civil
fingerprinting program inaugurated by the Fed-
eral Bureau of Investigation. Through the con-
ception and establishment of the Personal Iden-
tification Bureau, the FBI has rendered aid in
countless amnesia cases and in the search for
missing persons, in a program distinctly apart
from its criminal identification.
First attempt at a civil fingerprinting project
among college students was the program initiated
at the University of Washington last year. Im-
mediate success there inspired a nationwide
program by J. Edgar Hoover and when the FBI
proposed such a project here, they sought an
organization whose sole motive is service.
Alpha Phi Omega, national service fraternity,
is composed of students who have formerly been
connected with the Scout movement. And their
presence in the University has not altered their
attitude toward service.
ASSEMBLING college men in the fellowship
of the Scout Oath and Law is the purpose
of Alpha Phi Omega. Its program has been
four-fold: service to the student body and fac-
ulty, to youth and community, to members of
the fraternity, and to the nation as participat-
The execution of this program has gained
much notice and codperation for the group. An
impressive list of faculty members composes
their faculty advisory committee.
In collaboration with the FBI. Alpha Phi
Omega will end their fingerprinting campaign
today. Although the quota of 5,000 students
and faculty records has not been wholly achieved,
the project has certainly met with success and
the organization promises many such services
- Richard Eyster
Paul M. Chandler
Howard A. Goldman
. . . . Managing Editor
.; . . . Editorial Director
. . . . . City Editor
* . . . Associate Editor
Business Manager .
Assistant Business Manager
Women's Business Manager
Women's Advertising Manager
NIGHT EDITOR: ALVIN DANN
The editorials published in The Michi-
gan Daily are written by members of The
Daily staff and represent the views of the
And Personal Ambition ..
THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF
LABOR is once again illustrating
its inability to provide a strong, vigilant organ-
ization for the working man-an organization
which is willing to subordinate the personal
ambitions and desires of its leaders to the good
of the American laborer.
. At a time when any union worthy of the
name should be concentrating upon a two-point
program of furthering national defense and, at
the same time, insisting that the defense effort
must not be utilized by unscrupulous employers
to undermine the rights of labor, the Federa-
tion is devoting the majority of its time to mak-
ing vicious attacks upon the younger, more alert
One does not have to go far in search for
illustrations of the AFL attitude. William Green,
president of the organization, is leading the
chorus of vindictive statements. Only recently
he charged that strikes by CIO unions in defense
industries were "wholeheartedly in line with
Communist policy." (He neglected to add what
AFL strikes would be in line with.)
AND NOW, glaring evidence of the inadequacy
and of the uncooperative spirit which has
seemingly engulfed the Federation has turned
up only eight miles east of Ann Arbor.
The employes of the United Stove Company in
Ypsilanti had for some time been represented
by the UAW-AFL. This union, although it held
a contract with the management, had not been
looking after the welfare of the workers effect-
ively enough. On January 8, therefore, the
membership voted to transfer their affiliation,
to the CIO, which they hoped would give them
stronger backing. That it has done so would
seem evident from the fact that, even after a
rather prolonged strike, it is generally con-
ceded that the latter union will be the choice of
the employes in an NLRB election to be held
Regardless of this, and regardless of the fact
that the C10 has been doing a better job of
representation than the AFL ever did, that union
has finally come to life and is spending is time
calling the opposing leaders names. It is accus-
ing the CIO of instigating "a program of terror-
ism, intimidation and coercion of workers" which
was "designed to . . . confuse the workers and
throw the organization into a state of turmoil."
This is the AFL definition of a strike for the
legitimate demands of labor.
STHILE the older union has been devoting
most of its energy to blaring forth meaning-
less accusations, the leaders of the CIO have
been vigorously defending and protecting labor's
rights. It is these men who are busy organ-
izing the Ford Motor Company. The same men
recently obtained important concessions from
the Bethlehem Steel Corporation,
At the same time, the CIO' officials have of-
fered valuable contributions to the defense
speed-up effort. Philip Murray came forth with
his "industry joint councils plan." Walter Reu-
ther, an officer of the UAW, offered the country
his scheme for mass , production. That both
contributions have, for some unknown reason,
N THE WINDOW of a room on the top floor
of Betsy Barbour since last Saturday night
has been hanging a flimsy armful of silk stock-
ings, and other brevities which constitute the
feminine wardrobe. At night when the lights are
on (my roomate says) this sight is quite ugly.
And furthermore, he insists, four days and nights
is too long a time to dry any coed's washing.
* ' *
From the mailbox come the none too origi-
nal suggestion that "Tom Harmon of Michi-
gan," Mr. 98's future movie, be premiered in Ann
Arbor. Which brings to mind the new organi-
zation which has been seeking publicity. It calls
itself the HTHOGP club . . . which in trans-
lation is "Hate Harmon on General Principles
T THE E DIT?9
To The Editor:
Many people,-among them "G.M."---are
against the "all-out" aid for :Britain, because
they fear that a state of war in the United
States would destroy Democracy forever. "G.M."
writes that Democracy cannot be put in "cold
Against this statement I have to turn to the
example of history. Almost everybody agrees
that Britain, France and the U.S.,were demo-
cracies between 1920 and 1939,-at least they
were closer to the democratic ideal than almost
any other country of the world. And France and
Britain,-and also to a certain extent the United
States,-were under the conditions of emergency,
of war: of dictatorship during World War I.
They were democracies before and after the
War,-they were dictatorships during it. I guess
this should be enough to prove that democracy
can be stored.
For the democratic ideas are not in the goV-
ernilent: they are rooted in the people itself.
Ideas, ways of thinking, deeply rooted in the
peoples' minds, which cannot be obliterated by
a few years of emergency--"dictatorship." Dic-
tatorship can be lasting only where the peo- '
ple for generations,--have been indoctrined
and have gotten used to it,--besides the nec-
essity of an economic crisis. A Totalitarian vie-
tory,-almost sure without an "all-out" aid
to Britain, would create the crisis.
Half-in-half-out aid does not make much
sense: the United States is probably already on
the German "Black List": a Democracy and an
economic power to be beaten. It is a matter
of strategy to send as much power as possible
to the most needing spot and accelerate the
production of these materials. The propagators
of the doctrine that "Wartime emergency will
turn the United States to Dictatorship" shouldn't
fear: 2-5 years of government controlled econ-
omy, press and radio cannot obliterate the tradi-
tion of centuries.
- .1. P.
'All-Out' Aid For Britain'
To The Editor:
THERE recentlyappeared in your paper a letter
written by three students who advocated
the building of an experimental theatre in Ann
Arbor in which worthy plays written by stu-
dents would be produced. I should like to re-
affirm their view and state the reasons why I
believe there is an acute need for such a the-
atre, beside the fact that it would greatly aid
in making Ann Arbor the center for work in the
arts which it might well become.
Every year some student at the University
of Michigan wins a Hopwood Award for his
play and yet, the majority of these plays are
never produced. There are usually only ap-
proximately fifteen serious productions on
Broadway a year, and certainly this must be a
very small percentage of the really good works
that are submitted. With an experimental the-
atre in Ann Arbor we could produce the Hop-
wood plays, and other plays of great merit which
otherwise would remain buried in the pile of
dramas that Broadway rejects each year. By
bringing these outstanding plays to the atten-
tion of all those interested in the theatre and
by providing an opportunity for people of talent
in all lines of dramatic work to crystalize their
efforts in some form or other without necessi-
tating the dubious prospect of having a New
York production, the new theatre would serve
the twofold purpose of enabling the average
person to see as a drawing place for Broadway.
FEEL CERTAIN that prominent people in the
theatre are constantly searching for new
material. I feel that just as certain that in Ann
Arbor it would be an easy task to find large
audiences for our productions. The great in-
terest that has already been shown in dramatic
productions and the fact that people are al-
ways enthusiastic about taking part in some new
discovery convinces me of that. Then, too, if we
could establish a center for dramatic art in
Michigan here in Ann Arbor just as we already
have done in the field of music, we would broad-
en the possibility for an even greater public, for
interest in our work would naturally be height-
The need for an experimental theatre has been
created by the already existing great interest
and the time has come-we must have one!
- Florence Levi
Arnerican Teachers' Federatiorn
When the American Federation of Teachers
finds "a perfect uninterrupted parallel" between
the policies of Local 5 of New York and the offi-
cial policy of the Communist Party, it raises
one question which must have been puzzling a
good many people. Why do the Communist
Party chief tains, here or in Moscow, insist on
one hundred per cent conformity from their
fellow travelers and their fronts? The Com-
munists are supposed to be masters of camou-
One would think that to makea disguise per-
fect, Communist strategy would permit its vari-
ous fronts and belts a certain amount of insu-
bordination, in fact, make it compulsory. A'
teachers' union would receive instructions to go
ten per cent heretic. A students' organization
would be ordered to differ sharply with official
Communist policy once every two months. A
dose of Stalin's congenital inability to endure
/S § LF
IF A CERTAIN PHI DELT who
admits in public the truth of
fictious claims made about him in
Gargoyle, he will face the full
Scratch Pad henceforth. Which is
any of those
fury of the
-Poem, to those who are being solicited by my
"Will Sapp sold no ties
To the Shrewd Sigma Phis."
NYTHING CAN HAPPEN in the tempestuous
Balkans, but it seems certain that Roosevelt
diplomacy and the lease-lend bill were respon-
sible for delaying the Nazi attack on Greece for
at least ten days.
The big thing which the lend-lease bill did
for the British was to permit tanks, anti-tank
guns, and anti-aircraft guns to be landed at Sa-
lonika immediately. The British had only limited
supplies of these, and had to keep some in reserve
for use around Suez and other vital Mediter-
However, with the passage of the lend-lease
bill, they knew they could get reserves later from
the United States, therefore threw all their pres-
ent reserves onto the Greek front.
THIS TYPE OF MUNITIONS is what the Jug-
oslav army and the Turks have especially
needed. They have plenty of rifles, machine guns
anti-tank or anti-aircraft guns to stop the ad-
anti-tank or anti-aircraft guns t ostop the ad-
vance of modern mechanized forces.
The hurried shipment of these British sup-
plies, therefore, worked wonders in weaning
Jugoslavia away from the Axis.
Simultaneously, Roosevelt had been in con-
sultation with the Jugoslav Minister in Washing-
ton, and just one day after the lease-lend bill
was signed, gave him categoric promises of
American munitions. This also had its effect
FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 1941
VOL. LI. No. 121
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University._
Faculty of the College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts: The five-week
freshman reports will be due March
22 in the Office of the Academic
Counselors, 108 Mason Hall.
Arthur Van Duren
Chairman, Academic Counselors
Bronson-Thomas and Kothe-Hild-
ner prize competitions will be held on
Thursday, March 27, from 2-5 p.m. in
Room 203 U.H.
Orientation Advisers: All men stu-
dents interested in serving as ori-
entation advisers next fall, report to
room 304 of the Union between 3:00
and 5:00 p.m. today.
Aeronautical Engineering Students:
There will be available in the De-j
partment of Aeronautical Engineer-1
ing two Frank P. Sheehan Scholar-
ships and probably three assistant-1
ships, for the year 1941-42. TheseI
scholarships and assistantships are,
in general, restricted to upperclass-
men and graduate students, and the
selection is made very largely on the
basis of scholastic standing. Appli-
cations for these positions will be re-
ceived up to April 1, 1941. Students
wishing to make application should
address them to Professor E. A. Stalk-
er, B-47 East Engineering Building,
and should give a brief statement of
their qualifications and experience in
regard to both their scholastic work
and any outside experience they may
have had. A statement should also
be made giving their plans for fur-
ther study in Aeronautical Engineer-
ing. Applications may be made for
both the scholarships and the assist-
The University Bureau of Apiomit.-
ments and Occupational Information
has received a notice from the Philco
Corporation at Philadelphia, Pa., that
they are interested in employing ev-
eral electrical, mechanical, and indus-
trial engineers from this year's grad-
uating class. These men will be
placed in laboratories for training
for engineering or supervisory posi-
tions in the organization. Application
blanks on file at the Bureau, 201
Mason Hall. Office hours: 9-12
Adult Music Camp: Camp Wood-
wind in Peekskill, N.Y., the adult va-
cation camp of the Studios of Music
Education in New York City, offers
to a limited number of college stu-
dents, the ,opportunity to pay part
nf their eamn fee in eounsellin :;erv-
be obtained at the Bureau, 201 MasonI
Hall, hours 9-12 and 2-4.
Detroit Civil Service Examinations:
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received notice of the following
examinations to be given by the De-
troit Civil Service Commission.
Student Social Worker, salary
$1,320.00 a year. Last filing date,
April 4, 1941. Date of examination,
Junior Recreation Instructor, sal-
ary $5.25 per day, closing date April
14, 1941, examination April 19, 1941.1
Playleader (male) (female), salary
$5.00 per day. For summer employ-
ment. Closing date, April 14, 1941.
Examination April 19, 1941.
In all cases, applicants must have
legal residence in Detroit and be not
less than 20 years of age,
Further information on file at the
Bureau, 201 Mason Hall, hours 9-12,
Table Tennis Tournament-Wo-
men Students: Rounds 1 and 2 must
be completed by Wednesday, March
. 26. All matches not finished will be
given a default.
A cademic Notices
Bacteriology Seminar on Monday,
March 24, at 8:00 p.m. in Room 1564
East Medical Building. The subject
will be "Allergy and Immunity in
Tuberculosis." All interested are in-
Master's Candidates in History:
The language examination will be
given at 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 28,
Room B, Haven Hall. Students must
bring their own dictionaries. Copies
of old examinations are on file in the
basement study hall of he General
Library. The examination is written
and lasts one hour. Students may
sign up for the examination in the
History Department Office,.119 Hav-
en Hall, before Monday, March 24.
May Festival: Six concerts will be
given by distinguished artists and
organizations as follows:
Wednesday Evening, May 7.
Thursday Evening, ,May 8.
Friday Afternoon, May 9.
Friday Evening, May 9.y '
Saturday Afternoon, Mlay 10.
Saturday Evening, May 10.
Orders for tickets, either for the
entire Festival or for individual con-
certs, should be left at the offices of
the University Musical Society in
Burton Memorial Tower. Tickets will
be selected in the sequence of receipt
of order, and will be mailed out abo4t
April 20 by ordinary mail at pur-
chasers' risks unless additional fee
for registered mail is included.
Exhibitions: The following exhibi-
tions will be open at the hours stated
below in the Rackham Building:
Ceramics and Bronzes from Siam.
The Neville Collection.
Stelae from Kom Abu Billu. From
the University's excavation in Egypt.
Ancient Chinese Bronze Mirrors.
March 17-21, 2-5 and 7-10 p.m.
March 22, 2-5 p.m.
'Modern Posters in Alumni Memorial
Hall afternoons, 2-5, through March
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