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'DAY, ]l"RCH X23 1941




The Editor



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Tory Radicals?
To the Editor:
MR. WHITE'S APOLOGIA for the radical
thinker carried as a guest editorial in the
Michigan Daily of March 18 has posed the prob-
lem of whom we are to dignify with the term of
radical. It seems clear that the impact of the
present world conflict compels us to recast our
notion? on this problem.
Without consciously seeking a definition I had
thought of the radical as the exponent of a
truth removed from the commonplace and out
on the frontiers of popular thought. Any thinker
leaving an impact on western history seemed t(J
come easily under this rule of thumb test. The
best of American thought of the revolution and
pre-Civil War era must be regarded as radical.
Certainly Lincoln was the leader of the left-wing
party of his day and the men who carried the
torch in 1776 can hardly be regarded as middle-
of-the-roaders. And if we are to dip into the
pages of an earlier period, Jesus and Socrates
are seen as great radicals of their day. Possibly
I am asking a good deal, but with these thoughts
in mind I find it impossible to regard the ap-
proach of the contemporary radicals as any-
thing but spurious. This appears most strongly
when we review their outpourings of the past
couple of years.
SHOULD make no attack when they seek to
justify the German-Russian pact of August,
1939, and the subsequent partition of the Polish
republic. Whatever we may think of the ethical
problems involved, it is at least possible to ra-
tionalize the Russian position on a Machiavellian
doctrine of expediency. I should not even make
a final judgment of the expedition into Finland,
whatever I may think of the moral issues in-
volved. But however these events may appear
in history, the leftist explanation of the pact
which precipitated the present conflict-that it
evidenced a move by Hitler to the left-must
appear as a trifle preposterous. Likewise their
assurance in the weeks preceding the attack on
Finland: that Russian power politics was no



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more than a capitalist myth, will also bear some
scrutiny. And when eventually the conflict be-
came too obvious even for the Daily Worker to
deny, we were treated to the thinnest and most
shop-worn of all the imperialist gags-that Rus-
sia was protecting her border from the fierce
raids of the dastardly Finns. A march on Mos-
cow was only in the offing if these chroniclers
are to be believed. Finally the whole sordid mess
was explained, not as an invasion but as Russian
support to a popular uprising within the country.
When this was repudiated by the Russian gov-
ernment's peace treaty which recognized the
validity of the contemporary Finnish govern-
ment, I never did hear the official explanation.
Recent mouthings of the Ann Arbor boys are
equally remarkable. Anglo-American coopera-
tion is bad in any form because England is un-
democratic and imperialistic, but a Russian
entente would be great stuff. Presumably Russia
is not imperialistic and the democracy of the
bear is in full bloom. Aid to Czechoslovakia,
Spain or China would have been collective secur-
ity and without attending danger; aid to Britain
is fascism and will embroil us in an imperialist
war. A classic of their dialectics came during
the presidential campaign of last fall and ought
to be recorded somewhere for posterity. One of
the local saviors of the proletariat explained to
me in all seriousness that because I intended to
vote for Roosevelt I was opposed to labor unions.
I suspect that even Freud might have difficulty
in unraveling such finely-spun logic.
1T MIGHT BE POSSIBLE to proceed further
but the implications are obvious at a glance.
Somehow we may find this line impossible to
follow on any theory apart from a temporal in-
fallibility of the high lord of the Kremlin-a
thesis which I had thought had gone out with
divine right of kings. In this background I
hope to be pardoned for holding the alleged
left-wingers as something less than radical. To
me they appear as moth-eaten a crew of moss-
backed tories as I would hope to encounter.
-- Jesse R. O'Malley
Radio's Moving Day
NEXT SATURDAY will be radio's moving day.
Some 90 per cent of the United States' radio
stations-795 out of 883-will change frequency
by order of the Federal Communications Com-
mission. In addition, stations in Canada, Cuba,
the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Mexico, have
agreed in a conference at Havana, to concur
with the wave length reallocation plan.
This means, in plain words, that most of the
radio stations in the United States-all of those
in the Detroit area-will be changed in their
locations on your radio dial at 3 a.m. next Satur-
day, March 29.
The following table shows the frequency
change in the stations which can be heard in
Ann Arbor. On some radios, the dial reading
excludes the last zero of the kilocycle rating
(thus 800 is read 80 on the dial).

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.
Selective. Service
Needs Improvement ---
ESPITE the attempts of the National
Government to administer the pro-
visions of the Selective Service Act both judi-
ciously and efficiently, there exists in the present
draft setup a large number of evils which have
resulted in untold suffering of thousands of
young Americans.
Yet, although newspapers throughout the
country have been showered with unfavorable
reports from army camps and draft boards alike,
the majority of the press has been unusually
silent on this subject. Rightly they maintain
that the press should cooperate in the National
Defense program, but wrongly they believe that
their duty is to withhold news unfavorable to the
The main criticism leveled against the army
camps has been made against the monotony of
army life which, coupled with long hours, has
made men feel utter boredom for weeks on end.
It is also claimed that the recreational facilities
which are being provided are far from adequate
and that the quality of the literature, films, etc.
that are available is extremely poor.
IN ORDER to maintain the religious feeling of
those in the draft army, hundreds .of addi-
tional chaplains have now come into the service
who, quite rightly and righteously, have seen to
it that gambling and vice dens in many places
were put out of business. However, they have
suggested nothing to take the place of these
"dens" as yet and some substitute is definitely
Because of the great haste in which new army
cantonments were constructed, physical com-
forts have been frequently neglected. This, we
feel, would certainly be permissible during war
time when an army was badly needed, but bad
sanitation and the like are things which the
draftee naturally refuses to excuse. The army's
haste has been so great, for example, that the
buildings of one camp were constructed of green
wood which, due to the effects of the sun, are
now falling apart.
EACH of the evils enumerated above can be
adequately taken care of and all are today
in the curative process. The important demand
is that they be cured in a short space of time.
It is gratifying to note that hostesses have been
provided for some of the camps, a date bureau
has been created in one community and varied
recreational programs have been initiated.
The conscription organization itself is alsd
far from desirable. Wide powers have been dele-
gated to community draft boards and the result
has been a wide divergence of policy that has
often been harmful. In addition to this, the
practice of frequently selecting incompetent men
for these boards has resulted in numerous un-
wise decisions. It is this divergence of policy
which has allowed one board to defer a man
because of his position in industry and another
to draft a man in a similar industry; it has la
to a very inconsistent policy in the attitude
taken toward married men; and it has kept men
out of service because of the nature of their
dependents and conscripted others with similar
Above all, there is an evil in the army which
the draftees find extremely hard to describe,
the cause of which is unknown. Briefly, it may
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THIS IS A STORY so unusual it is difficult to
believe. We're just going to repeat to you
what we saw and heard, and let you make of the
facts what you want.
Two days ago we climbed the stairs of a room-
ing house on the fringe of the University cam-
pus and found in a small, pitch-dark room a
totally-blind youth who swears he is hiding away
from his parents.
With only $21 in his pocketbook he boarded a
bus at Minneapolis and came to Ann Arbor to
become a lawyer, he says. He ran away from
his parents because they wanted him to take a
part-time course in the University of Minnesota
and because they wouldn't let him earn his way
through college.
This boy's name is Jerry Hartless. We saw him
alone in his room, with a few personal belong-
ings, a violin with a broken string, a small port-
able typewriter, and a story of his life that runs
like weird fantasy.
Jerry at the present time is washing dishes in
two campus eating establishments, and in that
way earning his room and board. He has been
moving about the campus for more than a week
without a cane or dog, relying entirely on friends
and a keen sense of hearing. .
UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS have found him in
their offices, begging for their approval of
his entering summer school next June. By that
time he hopes to have earned enough money to
pay tuitions. Another part of the bargain that
he is insisting upon is that he be permitted to
carry a full schedule of work, so that in three or
four more years he will be able to graduate from
the Law School.
Talking to us in that lonely room, Jerry said
two things had made his life unbearable at
Minnesota. First, he did not want to be taking
his father's money for his personal support any
longer. Second, the University of Minnesota offi-
cials would not allow him the scholastic range
he desired.
This 20-year-old blind youth insisted that he
was able to take care of himself. In high school,
he said, he had learned how to operate a riveting
machine, and he had been later employed in that
capacity. He also claims experience on the
assembly line of a mass production factory.
fOR ANOTHER THING, he said, he can sell
short stories. He says he has retailed 14
stories to scientific-fiction magazines at some-
thing better than $25 apiece. Jerry also writes
poetry and music, and types more than 95 words
per minute. He plays the violin just for diver-
One summer he worked on a Great Lakes
steamer as a coal-passer, Jerry said, but he quit
because the work was "too dangerous." He also
claims experience as an orderly in a hospital and
as an agent for the FBI.
About this FBI incident. When still enrolled
in high school, Jerry says, the Federal police
hired him to help break up a German-American
bund that had been holding meetings. He
worked himself into membership in the society,
ho ca rn ,nnhn hrahe their nonareona

IT IS WITH a great sense of urgency
that we write this.
It is with a feeling of time that is
passing too quickly, with a recquies-
cat in pace for an era that is dying
unnecessarily, with a realization in
good seeds that never did and never
will bear fruit that we write this
column and will write many of our
future columns.
'This generation has a rendezvous
with destiny." Thus did Franklin D.
Roosevelt in 1936 at Philadelphia's
Franklin Field inspire a frenzied
crowd of 100,000. It is only now that
many of us, belatedly, begrudgingly,
unfortunately, realize that this "des-
tiny" is death--physical, intellectual.
WE ARE NOT moved by any spirit
of self-martyrdom. We do not
believe that we are unduly obsessed
with the tragic significance of re-
cent events or the unmistakable
trends of future events. We are mere-
ly made sad by an appreciation of
what could have been, what is, and
what probably will be. Predominant
above all else is the deep sorrow, the
sardonic futility of man attempting
to gain that which he loses in the
very attempt. Perhaps inevitable dis-
illusionment is the greatest tragedy.
Undoubtedly, Fred White in his
"little gem" which appeared in The
Daily a few days ago better expressed
the same thought.
I UT let's be concrete.
The 1930's were certainly years of
extreme depression, of striking, hor-
rible inconsistencies. In those years.
however, there was always hope.
There was hope in the humanitarian
policies of the early New Deal. There
was hope in "I hate waaahr." There
was hope in the rise of the CIO,
in the concerted growth and expres-
sion of liberal groups all over the na-
J tion. There was hope and faith in
progressive democracy.
BUT TODAY there seems to be very
little basis for any hope. Grad-
ually and yet more and more precipi-
tatedly we have seen the transition
from a peace-time, humanitarian-
bent democracy to a war-time econ-
omy. We have seen the spirit of our
civil liberties vanish under a barrage
of "fifth-column" scares and red
herrings. We are now even attempt-
ing to destroy the law of our civil
liberties. Witness the suggestions for
"conce1tration camps" for aliens, and
labor-baiting bills and acts. We have
above all seen the emergence into
power of the very two groups that
were foes of democracy: Big Business
and the Army. And despite all talk
of "equal sacrifices" we suspect, to
truly, that while youth is sent stand-
ing and marching and waiting in mil-
itary camps, while labor, faced with
rising costs of living as the nation
nears full employment of resources
is almost forced by "public opinion'
and "mediation boards" to accept
the same conditions of work, Big Bus.
mess, with little real worry of any
significant "excess profit taxes," wit
plants and contracts whose terms BB
dictates, makes tremendous profits
and holds tremendous power.
AND WHENEVER the wee, smal
voices of democratic criticism
arise-the expression of those who
see the tragic inconsistency of our
attempting to fight for democracy
while we become more and more un-
democratic, who can see the inevi-
table calculation: we are going to lose
more than we gain-these voices are
met with vicious charges of "ap-
peaser," "nazi," "communist," "trait-
or." The saddest defection is tha
of the liberals who have suddenl
"got the faith," who think that b
going to war, even as we are now
and even under the present condi
tions and policies of American society
a world-wide democratic liberaliza.
tion will be accomplished. Presiden
Roosevelt is one of these.

you can't put democracy on ice
You can't lock it up in the ice-box
and come back ten years later and
still find it there, intact, with th
same qualities and essence as before
Somethings happens to society, new
forces become dominant, forces that
fear the return of that democracy
We lost a great deal of our liber-
ties after the last war, (Ku Klux
Klan, Palmer raids, the national de-
cay of the 1920's, the depression o:
the 1930's.) We will probably lose
them all after this war. When we
return to the ice-box after this war
-if we return-we shall find only
cold water.
THAT IS WHY we write this col-
umn-impelled by a sense of ur-
gency. When we heard Presiden1
Roosevelt last Saturday night dedi-
cate this nation to "aiding democra.
cy" everywhere, we sensed that there
wasn't much time left for democracy
here. Somehow we feel that before
American democracy dies, we, in our
own humble way, must express our
small protest. As the man who know:
that he is going to leave life ina
year, wishes to enjoy to the fullest
that last year of life, we intend tc

wak and Singapore, and thus defend-
ing the outlying British democracy.
It is indeed ironic that we may de-
fend democracy by fighting for "dem-
ocratic" India.
When some of us lose our lives,
we will Have all lost our hope. {
[ ioininie Says
LAST YEAR a group of Yale stu-
dents spent spring vacation mov-
ing eighty-four tons of garbage, to
clean up th'e dump in a Negro sec-
tion of New Haven. That was one of
the religious replies to the charge
I that our generation of young liberals
can't take it and won't try.
The Cross in human history, a
doctrine growing out of the theory
of suffering immortalized in the Book
Df Job, annually grips the imaging
tion and reclaims the devotion of
its millions. On Thursday, as guest
of the students in the Chapter Houses,
we shall sing "The Nicene Creed,"
"The Lord's Prayer" and excerpts
from the prophetic Hebrew scriptures
to remind ourselves that "we like
sheep have gone astray and God has
laid on Him the iniquity of us all."
Our Ann Arbor neighbors from
modern Greece are asking for three
thousand dollars to register, in a
small way, our historic appreciation
of the people who first fought for the
cultural ideal we call Democracy and
to encourage a tiny nation, today
by fate made the theatre of modern
war. Tomorrow the twelfth, and per-
haps a thirteenth sovereign people
may fall beneath the tanks of con-
querors while Athenians with sup-
port from Britain will strive tohalt
aggressive barbarians equipped with
the achievements of our mis-applied
Lenten season in the year of Our
Lord 1941. World revolution reminds
us that man's truggle is always three-
-fold: (1) Within every nation domes-
tic tranquility can be attained only
r by the righting of economic and soc-
ial wrongs. (2) Nations as forms of
social control are in death grapple
over power to be gained or guaran-
teed through conflicting theories of
government and (3) Beneath both
1 these problems is the inexorable God
whose will is sovereign. Can the
young liberal keep these in balance?
If so the tasks arising within each
area may be performed with dis-
patch: But isolation is history, 'the
public dump to be clearedtis both as
wide as the contending nations and
as deep as human need. Just as
the participant in New Haven by toil
and sweat joined in lamentation be-
cause innocent men must suffer for
sins which others committeed so each
worshipper should call out today as
- others who beheld Jesus on his cross
and cried: "Is it nothing to you all
i ye that pass by."
3 -Edward W. Bakeman,
s Counselor in Religious Education.
SCamp Areas Must Be Clean
A bill has been introduced into the
United States Senate by Senator Mor-
* ris Sheppard of Texas which provides
1. Complete prohibition of any and
all sales of intoxicants of any alco-
holic content whatever "at or within"
any military camp.
2. That the Secretary of War shall
have the power to establish a "dry
zone" about any camp, and the Secre-
t tary of the Navy shall have similar
y powers relative to the Navy and
y Marine camps.
3. The Secretaries of War and
- Navy shall be given control over
zones (extent of which is to be de-
- termined by them) in which they
t shall prohibit prostitution.
This is a reasonable and honest bill

It would remove from the hands of
local authorities the responsibility
t for policing camp areas and place it
on military shouldels.
x ---Christian Science Monitor

SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 1941
VOL. LL No. 123
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
Students, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts: Courses dropped
after Saturday, March 29, by students
other than freshmen Will be record-
ed E. Freshmen (students with less
than 24 hours of credit) may drop
courses without penalty through the
eighth week. Exceptions may be made
in extraordinary circumstances, such
as severe or long continued illness.
E. A. Walter
Asistant Dean
Detroit Northwestern High School
Graduates: A one-year tuition schol-
arship in this University, in honor of
Miss Julia E. Gettemy, B.L. '98, for
many years teacher of public speak-
ing and dramatics at the Northwest-
ern High School, Detroit, is being
offered byher sister, Miss Winifred
Gettemy of East Lansing. The holder
must be a graduate of Northwestern
High School, preferably a man, and
one who is specializing in Englisir or
Speech; he must have a scholarship
average of at least B. Letters of ap-
plication should be sent to B. J. Riv-
ett, Principal, Northwestern High
School, Detroit, with a transcript of
' the applicant's University record to
date, before April 15.
Senior Women may get caps and
gowns, 1:00-5:30 p.m., Monday, March
24, in the League Ballroom. Prices:
caps and gowns together, $4.50 with a
$3.00 refund; gowns alone, $3.00 with
a $2.00 refund; caps and tassels alone,
$1.75 with a 75c refund. Seniors must
have caps and gowns to attend Senior
Supper, Wednesday, March 26.
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.
Aeronautical Engineering Students:
There will be available in the De-
partment of Aeronautical 'Engineer-
ing two Frank P. Sheehan Scholar-
ships and probably three assistant-
ships, for the year 1941-42. These
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.Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received notice of the following
inations. Last date for filing appli-
cation is noted in each case:
Game Biologist II, salary $200,
April 18, 1941.
Radio Engineer I, salary $150, April
11,. 1941.
Steam Fireman B, salary $105, April
18, 1941.
Dining Room Supervisor CI, salary
$95, April 11, 1941.
Institution Butcher A2, Salary $115,
April 18, 1941.
Institution Baker B, salary $105,
April 11, 1941.

Institution Baker A2, Salary $115,
April 11, 1941.
Complete announcement on file at
the Bureau, 201 Mason Hall. Office
hours: 9-12 and 2-4.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occuptional Information
t has received notice that a chain De-
partment store organization is in-
terested intinterviewingamen for per-
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were only
slightly up.

the station frequencies
few kilocycles, usually

However, CKLW's frequency was changed by
the Canadian government from 1030 to 800, a
difference of 230 kilocycles.
OF COURSE, this change will necessitate the
readjustment of all push-button and auto-
matic radios, but it has its advantages. The
move comes as a result of three years consulta-
tion and study by the Federal Communications
Commission, and will greatly aid in minimizing
interference caused by two stations too near to
each other on the dial. The stations will be
apportioned more evenly under the new system
and as a result we ought to be able to hear
more distant stations here in Ann Arbor. One
objection many radio listeners have had in Ann
Arbor is that it is very hard to pick up Detroit's
WXYZ because of interference caused by nearby
stations. This condition should, by the new
changeover, be alleviated or completely elim-
This move can be interpreted as a step in the
defense of the present system of amplitude
modulation radio, against frequency modulation
(FM), the new "staticless" radio. Under the
FM 'system, it is impossible to pick up two sta-
tions at one time, therefore eliminating the
annoying interference of present-day broad-
It Mounts Up
Berlin once more serves notice that 80,000,000
people fighting for their national existence will
never hesitate to take all necessary measures to
assure that end. 70,000,000 Germans fighting
for their national existence did not hesitate to
snatch Austria and Sudetenland; and then they
were 80,000,000.
80,000,000 Greater Germans fighting for their
national existence plus their control over 8,000,-
000 Czones didnot hesaitaeto strangle Poland.

750 KC - CBS 920 KC - NBC Red 1030 KC - Mutual 1240 KC-NBC Blue
Sunday Evening
6:00 Silver Catholic Double or Across the
6:15 Theatre Hour Nothing Footlights
6:30 Gene Autry News The Show News; Silhouettes
6:45 'Dear Mom'-6:55 Dick uimber Orch. of the Week Am'rican Pilgrim'ge
7:00 'Dear Mom' cJack Benny's Dr. M. R. DeHaan, The News
7:15 G. Smith Program -Religious From Europe
7:30 Screen Guild Fitch Talk Pearson & Allen
7:45 Theatre Bandwagon The Tools of War Headline Makers
8:00 Helen Hayes Charlie CKLW Concert Message
8:15 Theatre McCarthy Party of Israel
8:30 Crime One Man's Carry On, Sherlock Holmes
8:45 Doctor; News Family Canada -Basil Rathbone
9:00 Sunday The Manhattan Old Fashioned Walter Winchell
9:15 Evening Hour Merry-Go-Round Revival Parker Family
9:30 Propaganda Album of Hour- The Inner
9:45 With Music Familiar Music Services Sanctum
10:00 Take It Hour of Charm Canadian News Goodwill Court
10:15 or Leave It -Spitany Orch. Britain Speaks -Interviews
10:30 The Hermit's Russell Barnes BBC Radio With Unhappy
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