THE MICHIGAN DAILY
FRIDAY. APRIL 4. 1941
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sions. It was Tinally decided that present rushing
rules do not fit the conditions. Certain undesir-
able features must be corrected. Accordingly-
the Panel set about proposing an elaborate set
of changes which, group majority hoped, would
eliminate any malpractices and improve the
rushing system in general. The new rules are to
go into effect as soon as the IFC registers its
TTHE IDEA is good as far as it goes. However,
the basic flaw remains, carried over, into the
new plans. Instead of looking beyond the imme-
diate issue and substituting a complete new pro-
gram of rushing, the panel devoted its attention
to a partial revision of existing rules. .In other
words, the Panel was guided in its action with
but one thought in view - to keep the system of
first-semester rushing intact. .If those Greeks,
meeting in quiet session at the Union, had mere-
ly examined the facts at hand, they would have
realized that the only solution to their problem
lay with a system of second-semester, or de-
ferred rushing. The Panel members considered
such a plan.. But they discounted it completely,
although it met with Dean Bursleys stamp of
Briefly, the new recommendations of this
year's Rushing Panel are as follows: At the be-
ginning of the first semester, a six-day period
would be set aside for rushing purposes. During
this time, no house will be allowed more than
two dates with a single rushee. A two-day
"silent period" will follow, calculated to give
rushees a chance to eliminate certain "also-
ran" houses which have been visited. Likewise,
the short lull will give fraternities the opportu-
nity of narrowing their rushee lists.
THEN RUSHING will speed into high gear for
five days. This second period sets no limit
on the number of times a fraternity can "date"
a possible pledge. Furthermore, no formal bids
are given until final action is taken by the
Dean. The procedure from here on in follows
along old lines-the various fraternities deliver
lists of pledge preferences to the Dean's office;
at the same time, the rushees receive a card
from the Dean's office, on which their fraternity
preferences are recorded. A rapid checkup comes
next. The Dean informs the fraternities who
their new pledges are. The rushees are also
notified as to their fraternal affiliations. Fi-
nally, formal pledging does away with any
How much better would have been a system
of "deferred" rushing embracing precisely the
same carefully prepared details! Yet every
fraternity, with the single exception of SAE,
vigorously opposed a program of delayed rush-
ing, although the arguments for such a program
far outweigh those against it. In the first place,
deferred rushing would allow a rushee one se-
mester to accustom himself to academic stand-
ards without being exposed to the wiles of the
gift-bearing Greeks. From the Greek stand-
point, deferred rushing would allow a fraternity
house one semester to check the background of
prospective pledges and to separate the wheat
from the chaff.
Furthermore, such a system of rushing would
give a rushee half a chance to look into the
various houses on campus, compare how they
stand with respect to others, and discover what
notoriety might be associated with them. Points
like these argue the merits of deferred rushing.
- Robert Mantho
NIGHT EDITOR: BERNARD DOBER
The editorials published in The Michi-
gan Daily are written by members of The
Daily staff and represent the views of the
Give The Colored
Fellow A Chance .. .
L AST SUNDAY EVENING the Na-
tiorial Urban League, a widespread
society which has as its purpose the obliteration
of prejudice against the Colored people, put on
a one-hour radio program, featuring Negro en-
The array of talent was exceptional-it
ranged from Duke Ellington to Marian Ander-
son-and the editorial plea of, the one-hour
broadcast was this: Why not give the Colored
fellow a chance to help in our national defense
Almost every Colored man and woman in the
:United States is a natural born citizen, and it
would be difficult to find any citizen as pa-
triotic as the American Negro. And yet, why
.is it that the Colored people are constantly
squeezed out of their chance to help in our
national defense program?
AT THE PRESENT TIME industry is scream-
ing for men, men and more men to labor in
her factories and produce essential armaments
for the government. There threatens to be a
labor shortage, especially among skilled men.
Industry advertises in the newspaper and over
the radio for men to fill these positions. A grave
emergency threatens if they cannot be found.
Yet when a Negro applies for one of these jobs
with many of the ,country's leading-and larg-
est-manufacturers, he is usually told, "It's
aginst our policy to employ Colored help," or,
subtly, "we have no job here that you can do."
But when he turns to the classified ad sections
of the newspapers the same day he finds them
brimming with Help Wanted ads offering the
Very same positions.
Eddie Anderson, radio comedian who is known
as "Rochester" on the air, spoke seriously last
Sunday evening and put it this way: "We're
sure that this is some oversight or mistake on
the part of the employers and that they'll try
and correct it."
THE NEGRO is strong, and capable of doing
practically any kind of work cheerfully,
especially if he does it with the zeal of knowing
that he is serving his country.
In these times when all industry is crying
for labor to assist in our great defense program,
there are men capable of doing the work who
are crying to be of service.
Perhaps the two strongest recommendations
that could be made to employers who are fill-
ing juicy defense contracts are (1) pay your
workers a living wage even if it means sacri-
ficing a small percentage of your arms profits,
and (2) give the Colored fellow a chance; he
wants to serve his country.
And The Greeks .. .
CAMPUS SPOTLIGHT focused on the
(rGreeks last week while they put on
an impressive show. New initiates- 700 of them
-were feted at a formal banquet. Speeches were
delivered, justifying the fraternity system at
Michigan. Four discussion panels were held;
SEVERAL WEEKS AGO a speaker addressed
a campus audience on the topic, "Democracy
in Hell." In hell too, he said, there might exist the
usual machinery of democracy as we have known
it-the legislature, judiciary and executive. They
might even go so far as to have town meetings
in hell.. Among the topics they could decide on
might be the temperature of the everlasting
fire-whether or not it should be measured in
Fahrenheit or Centigrade units, or again-should
the drinking water be hydrocloric or sulphuric
acid. Of course the speaker was exaggerating
the case, but the point he was making-that
democracy is usually conceived as merely a tech-
nique rather than a way of life-is very import-
Not one of us would get excited about
saving democracy in hell. Yet today there are
many who are asking American boys to be
willing to go three thousand miles over-seas
to fight for something little more significant
to their individual lives than the kind of
drinking water to the inhabitants of hell,
Now, it's not suggested that life under in-
ternational and domestic liberal democracy
has been hell to most of us, though it must be
admitted that there are mililons to whom its
domination and influence has meant just
TO THE MAJORITY of present generations
of Americans, democratic liberalism has
meant only a series of rights which they pos-
fessed but which they could not implement in
terms of their own lives.. Up until the last
decade what the "hell' difference has it been
to the common man in America whether Re-
publicans or Democrats won the national elec-
tion, or who grabbed off the lucrative state or
local offices? The things that affected them in-
timately-their jobs, working conditions, living
conditions, and their small hopes-they could do
little about. Wealth and power buffeted them
about as workers, as consumers, as citizens who
paid the taxes to provide all this democratic
machinery. Oh yes, the New Deal took a stab
at things, but even its limited attempts-large-
ly hamstrung by its own lack of courage-have
reverted to fighting for international liberal
democracy, many times more remote from the
movement of our lives and hopes than its do-
mestic cousin has been.
One can fight for democratic liberalism-
its morality is one of instituted power-, but
you can't fight for , democratic living-it
comes only as the principles of justice and
equality become slowly incarnated in insti-
tutions, in culture, in men. Tear men from
the slow process of learning to live demo-
cratically, send them three thousand miles to
alien shores to fight with their lives for the
liberal morality of power, and that will be-
come their morality, for have you not asked
of them their all-their very lives-for it?
Logicians may dispute the Wbirit, but that
it what it means to those who must do the
fighting and theirs. Such a cause is not sig-
nificant to the real course, the dynamic of
American life, but, as a great debauch-
drunk in men's blood-it will warp and maim
the lives and hopes of those who will shape
American life tomorrow.
AND THOSE who go on to say that American
defeat is necessarily consequent upon a Nazi
victory in Europe not only do not grasp the di-
rection, but do not comprehend the strength of
the American dynamic. American democracy will
not die with the end of democratic liberalism.
Too long has that morality dominated our lives
and warped our vision. Today in times of stress
it is breaking at the seams, and all men may
recognize and take heed:
America must remain out of foreign wars
so that the bedrock of democratic living
may crystallize. The strength and vitality
of such a life is our greatest defense, for
any foe who attempts a physical attack upon
this country must meet, full on, the real
course and destiny of America. Americans
will be protecting their lives, their families,
and the institutions which have intimate and
concrete significance in their individual lives.
And the strength and vitality of American
life will grow as all aspects of it -
economic, political, socials and religious-
become democratized. Fascism gains its drive
by visions of world domination, of the glory
of the state -- the end of the individual. The
full energy of American life will be tapped
as all come to experience the wealth of
America, as all may realize the faith in their
destiny-her destiny. That free men--free
from' want, free from fear, free from oppres-
sion - will triumph is our common faith.
- Robert Speckhard
'0 For The Wings'
Diplomats these days must be "wise as ser-
pents," especially in dealing with anything as
"harmless as doves." Probably nothing seemed
simpler than rounding up 3,000 pigeons in New
York's metropolitan area and sending them off
to Britain, when Thomas E. Black of the Ameri-
can Racing Pigeon Union called on the Com-
mittee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies,
for its cooperation. The birds were to be used
by the RAF to carry messages to bases from
No one in America, it appears, begrudged the
gift, the general consensus being that if there
was one thing the large cities of the United
States could contribute without sacrifice, it
was pigeons. The tense moment of indecision
arrived, however, when Godfrey Haggard, the
British Consul General in New York began to
FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 1941
VOL. LI. No. 133
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.-
President and Mrs. Ruthven will be
at home to members of the faculty
and other townspeople on Sunday,
April 6, from 4 to 6 o'clock. Cars may
park in the restricted zone on South
University between 4:00 and 6:30.
Faculty, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts: Midsemester re-
ports are due not later than Satur-
day, April 12.
Report cards are being distributed'
to all department offices. This year'
for the first time special green cardsI
are being proviged for freshmen re-!
ports. Green cards should be returned'
to the office of the Academic Coun-
selors, 108 Mason Hall; white cards
(reporting sophomores, juniors and
seniors) to 1220 Angell Hall.
Midsemester reports should name
those students, freshmen and upper-
class, whose standing at mid-semes-
ter is D or E, not merely those who re-
ceive D or E in so-called mid-semes-k
Students electing our courses, but
registered in other schools or col-
leges of the University should be re-
ported to the school or college in
which they are registered.
Additional cards may be had atj
1f) Mafocnn Tnll rv,. 12) Anpp ll T-n ll
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Mildred J. Janusch-4:15 p.m.
Vivian C. Kann-4:30 p.m. Mon.
Richard S. Kelley-4:45 p.m. Mon.
Robert L. Lam-7:30 p.m. Tues.
Leon :Madansky-7:45 p.m. Tues.
Harry C. Nordstrom-8:00 p.m.
Lloyd L. Olsen-8:15 p.m. Tues.
Dazvid J. Pusack-8:30 p.m. Tues.
Hclbrooke S. Seltzer-8:45 p.m.
Thelma I. Young-9:00 p.m. Tues.
sV 1Mlolln a r 66 gel dat .
E. A. Walter
DA ILY UFFICIAL BULLETIN
To the Members of the Faculty of
the College of Literature. Science, ad
VI% 1 A%:S 1L VGIW %1 , :lIVL~ ,
-------the Arts: The sixth regular meeting
Mimeographing - Messenger Ser- of the Faculty of the College of Lit-
vice: Commencing Monday, April 7, erature, Science, and the Arts for the
the University Printing Department academic session of 1940-1941 will be
will maintain messenger service be- held in Room 1025 Angell Hall, April
tween the campus and the Press 7, at 4:10 p.m.
Building for the convenience of the AEdward H. Kraus
faculty and staff. Two trips will be I AGENDA:
made daily: 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. 1. Consideration of the minutes of
Pick-up of mimeograph stencils and the meeting of March 3rd, 1941 (pp.
copy, and delivery of small packets 719-720), which were distributed by
of finished work will be made to any campus mail.
department office upon receipt of 2. Consideration of the reports sub-
phone message by the Printing De- mitted with the call to the meeting :
partment. Larger packages that ca ma.Executive Committee, prepared
be handled by messenger will be de-. by Professor W. F. Hunt.
b. Executive Board of the Graduate
School, prepared by Professor C. F.
c. Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs, prepared by Pro-
fessor A. F. Shull.
TO THE EDITOR d. Deans' Conference, prepared by
Dean E. H. Kraus.
I(During the past month there has
Summer Work--Pennsylvania: The
following jobs are available for next
summer in Milford, Pennsylvania, for
men: Assistant social director, clerk
for camp store; fountain man for
store, short order man for canteen,
athletic director, lifeguard, boatman,
waiters, and porters, minimum age
It is necessary for applicants to
be in New York City or Montclair,
N.J., during spring vacation for in-
Further information and applica-
tion blanks may be obtained at the
Bureau of Appointments, 201 Mason
Hall, hours 9-12, 2-4.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received notice from The Penn-
sylvania State College that several
graduate assistantships are available
for the academic year 1941-42. Appli-
-ants must have completed a four-
year curriculum in home economics.
Complete information on file at the
Bureau, 201 Mason Hall. Office hours:
9-12 and 2-4.
Summer Camp Work: There are
available several camp jobs in Michi-
gan, particularly for waterfront men,
rafts men, and women who can
teach nature study, waterfront, or
For further information, please gel,
in touch with the Bureau of Ap-
pointments and Occupational Infor-
mation, 201 Mason Hall, hours, 9.12,
Bacteriology Seminar on Monday,
April 7, at 8:00 p.m. in Room 1564
East Medical Building. Subject:
"Hemophilus Influenzae and Influ-
enza Meningitis." All interested are
Red Cross Water Safety Refresher
Course for Instructors starts Sunday,
April 6, 1:00 to 2:30 P.M. Course for
appointment of new Water Safety
Instructors starts same day, 2:30 to
5:30 P.M. Both courses are for men
and women. Harold Baker, National
Red Cross Representative, will be the
instructor. Classes will be held at the
Required Physical Education for
Women: Registration for required
work for outdoor season:
Barbour Gymnasium - today,
8:30 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 5:00
Saturday, April 5,8:30 to 12:00.
Indoor season continues through
Tuesday, April 8; outdoor season be-
gins Wednesday, April 9.
Upperclass students electing physi-
cal education classes:
Register in Office 15, Barbour
Gymnasium-Monday, April 7, 8:30
to 12:00 and 1:30 to 4:30.
Additional classes for electives will
be offered as follows:
Elementary Tennis-Friday 3:20.
Intermediate Tennis-Friday at
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livered in the ordinary manner, by Phi Eta Sigma: All members of Phi
truck. Eta Sigma who were initiated Recem-
E. E. Lofberg, ber 12, 1939; May 13, 1940; or Decem-
Superintendent ber 15, 1940, and who have not as yet
obtained their membership shingles
The following scholarship appli- may get them from Miss Waggoner
cants in the College of Literature, Sci- in Room 2, University Iall. Please
ence, and the Arts should appear in call for them as soon as possible.
1208 Angell Hall on Monday after-
noon, April 7, and Tuesday evening, InternationalCenter Vacation
April 8, for an interview with the Tours: Two inexpensive conducted
Scholarship Committee at the time bus tours are being planned by the
specified: International Center for foreign stu-
Dorothy L. Arthur-1:30 p.m. Mon. dents, American students, faculty
Mary C. Barden-1:45 p.m. Mon. and townspeople:
Dorothy F. ,Briddon-2 :00 p.m. 1 1) To Mammoth Cave, the Lin-
Mon. ?coln Country, the Tennessee Valley,
Nicholas P. Chapekis-2:15 p.m. i and the Smokies National Park.
Mon. 2) To Washington, Tidewater Vir-
Charles C. Congdon-2:30 p.m. ginia, and the Shenandoah National
Ann Costikyan-2:45 p.m. Mon. For details inquire in the Travel
Merle E. Couch-3:00 p.m. Mon. jiBureau, Union Room 18, of the In-
Joseph Fiorille-3:15 p.m. Mon. ternational Center, where Mr. Ochs,
Margaret M. Garritsen-3:30 p.m. tour planner, will hold office hours
Mon. between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. every day
Virginia F Graham-3:45 p.m. except Sundays and Mondays.
William H. Hogan-4:00 p.m. Mon.
HERE'S A STORY described in the best of
campus circles as the real truth. One night
last week, the tale goes, a, group of lawyers
sought new ways of making joke. So they at-
tempted to pick the lock on the heating tunnel
which connects the Quad with Martha Cook
dormitory, a place where coeds live. After
hours of fruitless labor, they were discovered
by the janitor and chased to their own rooms.
Something more serious is the current
speculation by several athletes about where
the $12 went after it disappeared from the
pants left by a baseball player in the field
house locker room.
* * *
THERE ARE mbre real swimming stars prac-
ticing in Ann Arbor this week than coeds in
Ypsilanti. The AAU carnival admittedly is the
meet of the season.
Thirteen men asked not to return,
A punishment they did not earn --
So the story went.
But many things have happened since,
Too much for us to tell;
The thirteen men have been forgot,
Probably just as well.
* * *
SELDOM have newspapermen arrived in The
Daily office with the breathless enthusiasm
of those three who visited the Ford strik\
Wednesday. They had wormed their way into
the plant and got the scoop of the year. Relief
was all over their faces as they sat down to write
From a recent Gargoyle: "Although
printed in GARGOYLE, Mr. Haufler's fable
naturally, of course, definitely, does not, 'of
To the Editor:
In these times of mounting crisis,1
when the forces of reaction are
strengthening themselves for gradual-
ly intensifying attacks upon every-
thing that is progressive, the mean-
ing of socialism as an alternative
and remedy becomes more and more
important. The tremendous currency
of the Dean of Canterbury's "Soviet
Power" illustrates this trend. The
widespread sale and circulation of the
book indicate that many people are
not willing to accept the arbitrary
choice between "democracy" and
fascism, that there is a growing con-
fusion and a genuine thirst for a
better way. "Soviet Power" clearly
points out the better way, wherr it
shows what socialism has accomplish-
ed and is accomplishing in one-sixth
of the world. From the viewpoint of
the scientist, the scholar, and the
churchman, Hewlett Johnson des-
cribes, from firsthand experience, the
advances which the socialist way of
life has made possible. Wheat grown
and harvested above the Artic Circle,
a total rise in physical industrial out-
put since 1913, roughly five and one-
half times that of the capitalist world,
the abolition of unemployment among
employables, these are only a few
concrete achievements of socialism in
the Soviet Union.
Even More striking than produc-
tion and education and employment
statistics in illustrating the solution
inherent in socialism is the one fact
that the Soviet Union, surrounded
by warring powers, is still at peace,
and that almost the only other Euro-
pean countries at peace; are those
within the immediate sphere of in-
fluence of the Soviet Union.
These facts should have significance
to the youth of America. The baldest
comparison of growing socialism and
declining capitalism should have a
definite message, the definite delinea-
tion of a solution. Unfortunately,
press and radio and professorial in-
terpretation tend to keep the facts
Considering, then, the factors of
mounting crisis, of thriving social-
ism, and of widespread distortion of
the facts about socialism, today's
talk by Dr. Harry F. Ward, America's
'Dean of Canterbury, is an event of
high necessity and importance. Dr.
Ward knows socialism and has ex-
perienced it. He has long been a
leader among progressive intellec-
tuals. He is one well qualified by
ability and honesty to interpret the
meaning of "Soviet Power" for youth.
He is one who believes with Romain
been no meeting of the University
3. Evaluation of Faculty Services
(Continuation of discussion. Suggest-
ed questionnaire enclosed.).
4. New Business.
MavvF stival Tickets: Thc- Univef-
sity Musical Society announces that
owing to the excessive number of
orders already received for May Fest-
ival tickets, it is obliged to respect-
fully decline to accept further orders
for season tickets in the $7.00 and
$8.00 divisions; and for individual
concerts in the $2.00 or $2.50 divi-
Orders -for $6.00 season tickets and
for individual concert tickets at $1.00
and $1.50 wil continue to be accepted
for the time being.
To the Householders: Many of the
studenits will remain in Ann Arbor
over the spring vacation. If you need
student help for your spring house-
cleaning, yard or garden work, call
Miss Elizabeth A. Smith, University
4121, Ext. 2121, Student Employment
Bureau. The student rate of pay is
40 cents an hour.
Tickets 250 and 285 will not be hon-
ored at the Lawyers' Crease Dance to
be held tonight in the League.
A.S.M.E.: Students who are writ-
ing technical papers for the A.S.M.E.
competition, please get in touch with
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