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TVRtSDAY APRILy-'", 1941

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Edited and managed by students of the University of
Michigan under the authority of the Board in Control
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Hervie Haufler
Paul M. Chandler
Karl Kessler
Milton Orshefsky
Howard A. Goldman
Laurence Mascott
Donald Wirtchafter
Esther Osser
Helen Corman

Editorial Staf
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*. . Editorial Director
. . City Editor
. . . Associate Editor
. . . Associate Editor
. . . . Associate Editor
Associate Editor
. . . . . Sports Editor
. . Women's Editor
. . Exchange Editor

Business Staff

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


Irving Guttman
Robert Gilmour
Helen Bohnsack
Jane Krause

The editorials published in The Mihi-
gan Daily are written by members of The
Daily staff and represent the views of the
writers only.
Cooperation Between
The Americas .. .
C OOPERATION (among the Pan-
American nations) has been com-
plete to a degree which would seem incredible,
if one did not know the driving force of the ideal
of the cooperative peace which has given the
New World its present stability and its great
hope for future strength."
The words are those of Adolf A. Berle, Jr..
assistant Secretary of State; the sentiment is
one which most Americans share heartily. Mr.
Berle refers to the fast-developing creation of
a "new world order" in the western hemisphere
by peaceful means, which stands in striking con-
trast to the "new order" the dictatorships of
Europe and Asia are seeking to create by force
of arms.
ITIS TRUE that the western world's com-
ity of nations is not perfect or com-
plete. But astonishing steps have been tak-
en toward it in the last year, so much so that
Dr. Cyril F. James, vice-chancellor of McGill
University, Montreal, recently said that there
are really two international families in the
world, the British Commonwealth and the
Pan-American Union.
Long ago the United States and Canada set
the example for international amity in the
Americas. In 1817 the Rush-Bagot treaty
was signed by which the naval forces in the
Great Lakes were limited to four ships on
each side "not exceeding 10 tons burthen"
and equipped with but one gun.
THAT TREATY was the beginning of policy
under which for decades the border between
the United States and Canada has stretched'
from coast to coast without armed guards, except
for necessary police and customs officials, and
is today the longest unfortified border in the
Far more recent is the surge toward Pan-
American solidarity. The beginning was made,
to be sure. as far back as 1826, when Simon
Bolivar called the first Pan-American Congres
in Panama. But it has not been until the last
few years that practical steps have been taken
to solidify the position of the western hemisphere
nations with regard to one another.
COMMON DANGER has done as much as
common good-will to bring the nations
of ; the new world together. Realization by
sonze of the Latin American countries that
their interests are identical with those of
the United States cne with the sharp
awakening to the fact that the Axis was
working not only to control South American
trade, but to control South Americn poli-
tical government as well.
Brazil was forced to put down a Nazi
putsch. So was Uruguay, and recently
Argentina has acted with energy to break
up German and Italian plots in the coun-
try. Other South American nations have
also been affected,
ATIN America is a vast storehouse of natural
riches. Although its wealth has been ex-
ploited since the days of the first conquistadores,

Uilty ldtore
FORGETTING perhaps the trouncing that
Michigan handed Northwestern on the foot-
ball field last autumn, our friends at Northwest-
ern University are convinced that Michigan stu-
dents are lacking courage these days.
Not that Ann Arbor men and women ae any
different than normal human beings, but that
they suffer badly in comparison with the Evans-
ton brand of zealot, it seems.
The most recent blast comes from the golden
pen of Mary Nllen Munger, a student "columnist"
on the Daily Northwestern, who writes: .
COMPARISONS are interesting things. Take a
weekend at the University of Michigan for
an eye-opener as to university attitudes. They've
gone the whole hog for this defense and draft.
When I got curious about their viewpoint, they
raised their eyebrows and said, "Why, we never
think of questioning it."
They said they just didn't think the way we
did and I was aware of that in a short time.
There was no fighting back, no cynical resig-
nation as to the state of the nation.
They expressed no doubt as to the wisdom of
the government's movements farther and farther
in the direction of war. They upheld national
defense and aid to Britain. "And where," I said,
"are the pacifists?" They didn't seem to know.
The sgntiment just wasn't there.
An example of this attitude was the recent
issue of the Michigan Daily on the university's
104th anniversary. It was a masterpiece of ban-
ner waving for the home team. Ten headlines
of the twelve page paper proclaimed the virtue
of the university in supporting the plans to
strengthen our defense. We learned that "Sports
Program Trains Men for National Defense" and
"Botanist Aids Government."
To a student in a university with predominant
pacifist tendencies, the front page editorial ex-
plaining such an issue seemed a colossal bit of
understatement. It went like this: "Of late a
smattering of acid criticism has been sprayed in
the direction of Ann Arbor."
(The writer refers to the dismissal of about
ten students from the ;university last spring,
supposedly because of communistic tendencies.
The paper was opposed then to the university's!
"We are blinded by the acid to the vast good-
ness that has become commonplace at the Uni-
versity of Michigan." Then in caps we find this
defense of their back-patting the cooperation of
the university and the government: "IT IS OUR
OWN IDEA." We wonder.
JIClIIGAN is a state university, run by a state-
elected Board of Regents. When the state
falls behind the nation in placing more and
.more emphasis on national defense, the state
university must follow as a matter of policy. If
the nation moves closer and closer to war, the
university organ of publicity, the Michigan Daily,
will move nearer and nearer to being a propa-
ganda sheet. It has all the earmarks of that
The Michigan Daily's attitude seems to be
reflected in the students, as perhaps our DAILY'S
views are reflected in the pro-isolationist senti-
meit of Northwestern students. As a private in-
stitution, we are still under no compulsion to
express the current views of the government. We
have to answer only indirectly to that body if
we choose to disagree. Our loyalty is to our coun-
try, of course, but we have not reached the "our
country, right or wrong" stage.
The unquestioning attitude of the Michigan
students and their Daily is indicative of a trend
-a moving swiftly away from a critical analysis
of the government's actions, the thing that
makes democracy tick. Our feeling are being
glossed over smoothly until we will soon be
ready for a flood of war propaganda.

A STATE UNIVERSITY would be the first to
adopt this attitude. They are answerable,
directly to the state and the government. There;
is more explanation' for censorship. We, as a
privately endowed school, would be the last to
follow the herd. But we will follow, if we come
to war.
The Michigan students have an advantage
over us in their sheeplike attitude-their casual
acceptance of the inevitable will make it easier
for them. Rut their lack of fight, typical of the
majority, of our citizens, makes it more than
easy for the nation to lead us into war. It's an
interesting-but disheartening process to watch.
ALL OF WHICH MAY PROVE that women are
easily excitable, usually deal in unfathom-
able generalities, and perhaps should stay out
of journalism.
We might get serious if this wasn't so funny.
All we'd better do is invite Miss Munger to read
President Ruthven's most, recent address anent
the draft; then, if she is still convinced about
attitudes on the war here, to come to Ann Arbor
and try to convince The Daily's critics that we
are meek lambs.
Attractive Miss Munger (she must be attrac-
tive) might be able to ma life easier for us if
she would whip down here and convince people
that our isolationist editorials are just defense
mechanisms. 0
This is all very funny.
with populations too great to be self-supports
ing, should look hungrily to rich Latin America.

The Reply Churlish
SHE WAS-how shall I say-a creature of in-
finite bashfulness and promise.
There is much to be written (Royal Portable
Deluxe, Swan Linen, 20 lb. weight).
There is bock beer
It's spring . . .
Have fun, and we will all meet again apres les
vacances, which means no more until then. So
long until soon.

Dr" Pe~
f C PcetAned

FEW PEOPLE outside the general staffs of
Europe realize that Hitler has steadily kept
100 divisions along the Russian border-appar-
ently on guard against his own friend and alleged
One hundred divisions is a total of about
1,500,000 men, which is far more than Hitler has
concentrated in the Balkans. This, and other
things, indicate the growing coolness between
Stalin and Hitler.
Among the other things are Russia's almost
complete failure to deliver oil in anything more
than driblets to the German army, plus her fail-
ure to come across wit promised food ship-
Also it is obvious that Hitler's drive on Salon-
ika is nothing more nor less than an attempt to
fulfill the old Bismarck dream of a Berlin-to-
Bagdad railway, which means, of course, seizure
of the Straits-Russia's outlet to the Mediter-
All of which explains the friendship pact
suddenly signed between Russia and Yugoslavia.
HITLER WAS LEANING over backward to
avoid war in the Balkans in order not to
spoil the grain crops of Yugoslavia and Bulgaria,.
which he needs for food. But the Balkan cam-
paign had at least one advantage for him.
He was able to shift restless Nazi troops from
France and the Low Countries
German troops primarily are home-bodies--
much more so than the British. And while ex-
cellent fighters, they go stale when merely on
police duty. British intelligence reports from
France indicate that German occupation troops
had become very restless, and Hitler was glad
to shift many of them to active service.
"NE SQUEEZE PLAY U.S. officials are hold-
ing up their sleeve to use against Germany
is the heavy Axis investment in the United
The State Department is keeping quiet about
a plan to seize these investments if Germany
should retaliate against the United States for
seizing Axis ships.
powers in this hemisphere. But until compara-
tively recently we have thought of defense in
military terms only-guns, battleships and bases.
TODAY WE HAVE recognized fully that a
defense must also be established to meet
modern economic warfare. Germany, using
economic weapons to secure political control
in many Eureopean countries, has taught
us the danger of neglecting this field of
The problem is made more urgent by the
danger that if Germany should win the
present war with Britain, the Nazis could
use a Europe dominated entirely by them as
a single unit for trade influence in Latin
America, an act that is merely the prelimin-
ary to political control.
At first the United States felt this menace
more than did its neighbors to the south. But
recently the Latin Americas have themselves
begun to See with increasing clarity that this is
just as much their problem as ours.
'HAT IS WHY the Act of Havana was adopted
by the Pan-American Union, establishing a
means by which the several nations of this hemi-
sphere can legally form mutual assistance de-
fense pacts. That is why Mexico and Panama
have already entered into agreements with the
United States, whereby new facilities will be
available for the contracting parties in the ter-
ritories of their neighbors. That is why other
Latin American nations are expected to enter
into similar agreements.
A striking illustration of the new solidarity
of the hemisphere nations was shown the other
day when the United States moved to seize Axis
ships in its harbors to prevent sabotage. All up
and down the coasts of Latin America other
nations acted almost simultaneously.
Cuba, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and
Chile took steps to extend custody over Axis ships,
although in Chile the ships had warning which
sent them into open sea before the authorities
4N ACTION like this would have been impos-
sible to contemplate as recently as two years

ago. It proves that we are far past even the
"good neighbor" stage; and that the various na-


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p.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily, with the
following exceptions: the two study
halls in the building will be open
from 10:00-12:00 a.m. and 2:00-4:00
p.m. Monday to Friday, and 10:00-'
12:00 a.m. Saturday, and the Grad-
uate Reading Rooms from 9:00-12:00
a.m. and 1:00-5:00 p.m. Monday to
Friday, and 9:00-12:00 a.m. Saturday.
The hours of opening of the De-
partmental Libraries will 4 also be
10:00-12:00 a.m. and 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Monday to Friday, and 10:00-12:'00
a.m. Saturday. They will be closed
Saturday afternoons.
Sunday Service will be discontinued
during this period.
Wm. W. Bishop
Change of Address: Students who
have moved since the beginning of
the second semester are urged to
report their new addresses to the
Office of the Dean of Students at
Office of the Dean of Students
Staff Positions In the Residence
Halls: Students who are interested
in applying for staff positions in the
Men's and Women's Residence Halls
for the coning University year will
find application blanks available in
the office of the Director of Resi-
dence Halls, 205 South Wing. Appli-
cations will be received for Women's
Residence Halls assistantships from
graduate and professional students,
juniors and seniors. A limited num-
ber of graduate counselorships and
undergraduate staff assistantships
will probably be open for the coming
year. Applications will be received
for Men's Residence Halls assistant-
ships from graduate and professional
students, and from men who will be
seniors during the coming University
Present Staff Assistants, Assistant
Resident Advisers, Resident Coun-
selors, and other student members of
the Residence Halls staffs for men
and women should inform their
House Directors or Resident Advisers
at the present time if they wish to be
reappointed to their Residence Halls
staff positions for the University year
Karl Litzenberg
Students who plan to enter the
Hopwood Contests should obtain a
statement of this semester's record
from their instructors before spring
recess. They should also have their
record of last semester sent from the
Recorder's Office to the Hopwood
R. W. Cowden
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 cards
are being provided 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-
ter examinatiohs.
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 at
108 Mason Hall or 1220 Angell Hall.
E. A. Walter
Assistant Dean
School of Education, School of
Forestry and Conservation, School
of Music: Midsemester reports in-
dicating students enrolled in these
units doing unsatisfactory work in

any unit of the University are due
in the office of the school April 12
at noon. Report blanks for this pur-
pose may be secured from the office
of the school or from Room 4, Uni-
versity Hall.
Freshmen, College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts: Freshmer
may not drop courses without !
grade after Saturday, April 12. In
administering this rule, students
with less than 24 hours of credit are
considered fresh1men. Exceptions
may be made in extraordinary cir-
cumstances, such as severe or long
continued illness,
E. H. Walter,
Assistant Dean
College of Architecture: Midsemes-
ter reports indicating students en
rolled in the College of Architecture
doing unsatisfactory work in any
unit of the University are due in
Room 207 Architecture on April 10,
Report blanks for this purpose ma;
be secured from the office of th
College or from Room 4, University

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 by her 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 English or
Speech; he must have a scholarshipf
average of at least B. Letters of ap-
pllcation 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.
Men's Residence Halls: Present oc-
cupants of the Men's Residence Hallst
may secure reapplication forms ford
the year 1941-42 from their House
Directors. As soon as a form is com-
pleted, it should be returned to the
House Director, and it should be in
her hands by April 25.
May Festival Tickets: The "over-I
the-counter" sale of all remaining
Festival tickets will begin Mondayt
morning, April 21, and will continuet
so long as tickets remain, at the of-
fices of the University Musical So-
ciety in Burton Memorial Tower.
Vacation Tours: Reservations for
th two vacation tours offered by1
the International Center must be1
made by Thursday, April 10, at 5:00,
in the Office of the Center. These<
two tours are: No. 1: to the Smokies
National Park and the Tennessee
Valley; No. 2: to Washington and
Tidewater Virginia. Detailed infor-
mation can be had from Mr. Ochs in
Room 18 of the Michigan Union fromf
4 to 6 o'clock on Wednesday, or from
the Office of the Center.<
The University Bureau of Appoint-9
ments and Occupational Information
h'as received notice of the following
United States Civil Service Exam-
inations. Last date for filing appli-
cation is noted in each case:
Principal Engineer, salary $5600,
June 30, 1942.
Senior Engineer, salary $4600, June
30, 1942.1
Engineer, salary $3800, June 30,
Associate Engineer, salary $3200,
June 30, 1942.
Assistant Engineer, salary $2600,1
June 30, 1942.
Senior Architect, salary $4600, May
7, 1941.
Architect, salary $3800, May 7,
1941. ..
Associate Architect, salary $3200,t
May 7, 1941.
Assistant Architect, salary $2600,
May 7, 1941.
Junior Architect, salary $2,000, May
7, 1941.
Complete announcement on file at
the Bureau, 201 Mason Hall. Office
hours: 9-12 and 2-4.
The Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information has re-
ceived a notice from the California
State Personnel Board at Sacramento
that they have scheduled an exam-
ination for Actuary on April 15th.
This examination is open to non-
residents. Complete information on
file at the Bureau, 201 Mason Hall.
Office hours: .9-12 and 2-4.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Informa-
tion has received notice of the fol-
lowing MICHIGAN Civil Service Ex-
amination. Last date for filing appli-
cation is noted in each case:
Social Worker B, salary $105, April
28, 1941.
Tabulating Clerk B, Salary $105,
April 25, 1941.
Tabulating Clerk A2, Salary $115,
April 25, 1941.
Tabulating Clerk Al, Salary $140,
April 25, 1941.
Tabulating Machines Supervisor I,
Salary $150, April 25, 1941.
r Fisheries Research Technician C,

salary $80, April 25, 1941.
Fisheries Research Technician B,I
salary $105, April 25, 1941.
Fisheries Research Technician A,
salary $130, April 25, 1941.

Aquatic Biologist I, salary $150,
April 25, 1941.
Motor Equipment Repairman B,
salary $105, April 25, 1941.
Motor Equipment Repairman A,
salary $130, April 25, 1941.
Barber Inspector A2, salary $115,
April 25, 1941.
Complete announcement on file at
TION, 201 Mason Hall. Office hours:
9-12 and 2-4.
Academic 'Notices
History 50: Midsemester today, 10
a.m. Ahlstrom through Jubb in 231
A.H.; Karchmer through Zarnow in
Room B, Haven Hall.
Student Graduation Recital: Joan
Steven, '41SM, will present a piano
recital at 8:30 tonight in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre. 'he concert,
which will be in partial fulfillment
of the requirements for the Bachelor
of Music degree, will be compliment-
ary to the general public.
Exhibition: John James Clarkson-
Oils, Water Colors and Drawings. Ex-
hibition Galleries of the Rackham
School, March 28-April 26. Daily (ex-
cept Sundays) including evenings.
Auspices: Ann Arbor Art Association
and Institute of Fine Arts, University
of Michigan.
Exhibition: Water color sketches
from the interior decoration studios
of Marshall Field and Company, Chi-
cago. First floor corridor display
cases, Architecture Building. April
The Alexander Ziwet Lectures in
Mathematics will be given this year
by Professor Saunders MacLane of
Harvard University on the subject
"Extensions of Groups and ' Their
Applications," beginning April 21
and extending for two weeks.' The
first, lecture will be on Monday,
April 2, at 4:00 p m. in 3011 A.H..
on the topic, "Group Extensions and
Factor Sets."
Notice o Lecture Course Patrons:
The Ora ical Association wishes to
call attention to the fact. that the
ticket issued for the Dr. Beebe lec-
ture is to be used for admittance to
all four of the Julien Bryan illus-
trated lectures. Mr. Bryan will speak
Monday, April 21, on "Argentina";
Tuesday, April 22, "Peru and Chile";
Wednesday, April 23, "Turkey";
Thursday, April 24, "The Siege of
Warsaw." The box office, Hill Audi-
torium, will be open the evening of
Iach lecture for the purchase of single
Events Today
Varsity Glee Club: Rehearsal at
7:30 tonight in the Glee Club room
of the Union. All men who are going
en the Spring Trip MUST be present;
have health cards. Members in the
Cossacks may bring their costumes to
be packed for the trip. Be prepared
to select roommates. Music refunds
will be made. All Glee Club members,
whether selected for the trip or not,
are expected to sing in Detroit on
April 24. The following members are
going on the Spring Tour:
Warner, Allen, Rawdon, Bassett,
Scherdt, Koppin, Steere, Erke, Pin-
ney, Repola, Crowe, Wilton, Martin,
Conti, Hines, Wierengo, Klopsic, Im-
peri, Strickland.
Davis, Muller, C. Brown, ,J. Brown,
George, Gibson, Landis, Liimatainen,
Sommerfield, Shale, Whitney, Plott,
Sherrill, Neuchterlein, Gillis, Osse-
waarde, Mattern, Berger.
S.A.E. Meeting: Lieutenant Con-

mander F. M. Smith of the Stout
Skycraft Corporation will speak to
the Society of Automotive Fangineers
an the subject, "The Use of Stainless
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