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SUNDAY, APRIL 27,1 941


Washington Merry-Go-Round


WASHINGTON - Examination by U.S. ex-
perts of the captured Messerschmftt sent here
by the British has uncovered one highly signi-
ficant fact. The Nazis are now using only one
to two hundred pounds of magnesium in the
construction of these famous fighter planes.
This low Nazi magnesium content is compared

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The editorials published in The Michi-
gan Daily are written by members of The
Daily staff and represent the views of the
writers only.
Dance Orchestras
Create Problem .. .
3HE DIFFICULTIES of the music
committee of Crease Ball in secur-
ing an orchestra for the dance brought up once
again the problem of what to do about booking
orchestras for University dances. The truth of
the matter is that the students are being taken
advantage of, and there doesn't seem to be
anything they can do about it.
The lawyers weren't the first ones this year to
be confronted with this problem. It is only a
repetition of wht has happened before in con-
nection with Panhellenic Ball and Odonto Ball.
In short, the music committees cannot secure
orchestras for their functions with any assur-
ance whatsoever that the bands will make their
appearances as contracted. They have to go
through the headaches of arranging for one
orchestra, then being told that the band won't
be able to appear, and having to go through the
whole process again. It has reached the point
where the music chairman crosses his fingers
and holds his breath until he is actually greeting
the bandleader on the night of the dance.
ALL ARRANGEMENTS for bands are made
through the Dean of Students office. The
Mike Falk Booking Agency in Detroit handles
the University's business because of its con-
tracts with Music Corporation of America's held
office in New York and its branches in Chicago
and Cleveland. through which it can arrange
trips for orchestras through the mid-western
area. This booking eliminates the expense of
our bringing a band out here for a one-night
stand by arranging tours of about two weeks
duration. The agency, of course, gets a commis-
sion for its work, serving not only our interests
but those of Wayne University, the University
of Detroit and Michigan State College as well.
Crease Ball can be used as an example of the
situation as it now stands. When the date for
the dance was first set at April 4 about a month
ago, the Agency announced that it could get Al
Kavelin and Everett Hoagland for a total of $800.,
Both are M.C.A. bands that the Cleveland office
was getting from New York. The committee had
scarcely agreed to this plan when the New York
office said "no" for Kavelin. Hoagland was all
right, and they'd offer Louis Prima as a sub-
stitute for Kavelin.
start advertising the dance, so they ac-
cepted Prima and the students signed the con-
tract, making a down payment of $400. How-
ever, the matter was not settled. Before the
Cleveland office could sign the contract the New
York office again said "No;-no Prima." A wire
of confirmation had already been sent to the
committee and legally the contract was binding
without being signed, but the committee was
desperate and could either accept just Hoagland
or call the affair off. The lawyers were on the
spot ad had to make their minds up fast. Ob-
viously it was impossible to call the dance off, so
once again they submitted to the will of Music
Corporation of America.
T IS PLAIN that M.C.A. is using its position to
take advantage of college students. They
supply bands to hotels and night spots in New
York City and will let bands come to college
dances provided there isn't a better spot for
them there. Of course. if thev find a snot for

American housewives learn about life. They
learn about a new life-a life they've never had.
They learn about a glamorous life. They learn
how a simple farm girl from South Dakota inar-
ries a wealthy and titled nobleman. They learn
how it feels to be the wife of a famous matinee
idol. They learn what it means to run away
with that "other man." All through the courtesy
of the Sudsy Soap Company.
But it's not life they're listening to-it's an
imitation of life-a very cheap, naive imitation.
All through the morning and afternoon second-
hand thrills are pre-digested for the tired house-
wife, who is bored with hubby, bored with the
monotony of housework, bored with the gossip
of the bridge club, bored with the weekly budget,
bored with the Sunday drive in the country.
THE SOAP DRAMAS present artificial thrills
to give the housewife one more try at a ro-
mantic life as she dusts the living room furni-
ture. These loud-speaker romances from coast-
to-coast invariably represent the exciting, glam-
orous lives of those with royalty, riches, fame or
unfaithful husbands.
Lone Journey, Stepmother, Big Sister, Aunt
Jenny's Real Life Stories, When A Girl Marries,
The Romance of Helen Tren Our Gal Sunday,
Life Can Be Beautiful, Woman in White, Right
to Happiness, Road to Life, Young Doctor Ma-
lone, Joyce Jordan, Girl Interne, Linda's First
Love, The Editor's Daughter, We the Abbotts,
Story of Bess Johnson, Mary Marlin, The O'-
Neills. You can hear all of those any day over
one station (WJR).
Technically, the stories are excruciatingly
slow-moving and poorly written. They all fea
ture women--and their admirers-and their
problems of love, money, fame. Few, if any of
these stories, will even stand up next to any true
confession magazine story, yet many housewives
who wouldn't dream of reading periodical trash
listen daily to John's Other Wife as they dust
the cobwebs off of hubby's chifferobe.
BUT what harm do these second hand thrills
do? Well, sociologically they are completely
unsound. They do absolutely nothing to acquaint
the listener with true life problems. True, they
have a definite escape value, but that escape
could be supplied by dramatizations of good
novels or plays. The cost would not be more,
the results would be far better, and it would
probably sell soap just as well.
These afternoon dramas are little more than
opium. At first intelligent housewives are forced
to listen to the dramas because there is nothing
else on the daytime air. But gradually they get
used to the drivel, and the more they hear, the
more they want to hear. The results are (1) a
lowering of literary taste, (2) false ideas about
life and (3) a waste of electricity. And most
women don't like the programs at first. They'd
rather hear some good jazz or some good serious
music or a good theatrical presentation. But the
advertisers who make possible The Love of Juliet
Jones don't realize that.
O it's not really wholly the advertisers' fault.
, They have no real way of telling what the
public wants. They know that these afternoon
dramas, coupled with a few routine lies, a con-
test giving away a romantic trip to Bermuda
and offers of free cookie cutters will make fami-
lies bathe their body odors in Sudsy Soap.
Perhaps some day housewives will wake up
and demand better programs for their soap
money. I think they will.
RADIONOTES: Beginning today, all programs
change time of presentation in most U.S. cities.
Why? Because New York changes to Daylight
Time. Thus 120 million yield to the will of seven
million New Yorkers .. . A new program (WJR-
Thursday night) called City Desk is a MUST
NOT for intelligent listeners--mediocre drama-
tizations glorifying the romantic idol of a smart,
repartee-slinging reporter and his moll . . . The
FCC's recent frequency reallocation seems to
have been a flop. I dare you to get one station
on your dial without hearing six or seven others
at the same time. Maybe Frequency Modulation
will clear this up . . . Just about the most an-
noying thing on the air is that two-minute
period of applause after every introduction,

speech, good joke or musical number.
It is not feasible for the University to sue the
corporation, even if such a suit should be suc-
cessful-and that is very doubtful. In order to
win the suit the students must mitigate dam-
ages-that is, prove that the orchestra that has
been substituted is not as good as the one that
had been promised first. This would obviously
be a difficult task. On the side of M.C.A., how-
ever, they could sue us for the entire amount
promised if we should back down on our promise.
Since no legal steps can be taken, the only
thing left for us is to apply some kind of pres-,
lure through the University.. We spend annually
.92a.0o nn hands for nlu r-anrandntrmp rnf

to the 400-500 pounds used in similar U.S. planes
made of this featherweight metal, one-third
lighter than aluminum. Our big bombers use are
much as 1,000 pounds of magnesium. The more
magnesium used, the lighter the over-all weight
of the planes.
This is considered evidence that German mag-
nesium production is not keeping pace with the
Luftwaffe requirements. If it were, the Nazis
would certainly be using more magnesium in
their planes, because of its extreme lightness and
strength. Heavier metals increase the dead
weight, reducing the planes lifting power, speed
and cruising range, all vital factors in aerial
nesium production is falng behind war needs,
it is highly important. Under the Nazis Germany
took the world lead in the output of this stra-
tegic meal.t
For years the United States lagged behind
because of cartel agreements between magnesium
and aluminum manufacturers, which kept down
production. In 1939, U.S. magnesium production
barely totalled 7,000,000 pounds. By 1940, as a
result of frantic defense efforts, this was stepped
up to 12,500,000 pounds, still far short of Army,
Navy and aid-Britain requirements.
Large scale output of certain types of aircraft1
is being held up until several new magnesium
plants get into operation. OPM plans call for an
output of 75,000,000 pounds in 1942. If no hitches
develop, the 50,000,000-pound mark may be
reached by the end of this year.
Nazi Embassy
THE TELEPHONE number of the German Em-
bassy in Washington is District 4500, often
confused with the State Department number,
District 4510. Though the State Department has
changed its number, they still get calls for one
The other day the phone rang in the Ger-
man Embassy and a woman's voice said: "Is
this the State Department?"
The Embassy clerk replied, "No, madams that
number is Republic 5600."
"Oh, dear," said the lady. "I'm in a pay sta-
tion and I've already paid my nickel. Could you
transfer me?"
Dominic Says
CHANGES that enter into the desires, purposes
and beliefs of the constitution of individuals.
according to John Dewey (Liberalism ared Social
Action, p.40), are the only ones about which we
should be concerned. The external changes in in-
stitutions need not cause alarm except as these
changes register longings of a constantly growing
number of widely scattered persons. Today,
changes are taking place in the United States,
in Michigan and immediately about us. Which
change is real? Is this change or that, issuing
from the deep character of persons who say
little, think much, have character and move
In such a decade every person should be a
member of two or three groups so that he will
be able to read the "signs of the times" not mere-
ly see words on the surface. Being close to his
chapter or friends but also sustaining a vital
relation with his church and perhaps enjoying
a literary group will illustrate. Or he may be
in family warmth, have a club or a recreation
unit and also reach far out and participate in
some very liberal grouo. By such a method the
citizen in time of feverish social change, or a stu-
dent -- within a great body where currents are
many, values vague and groups inclined to be
tense - may hope to come to wise decisions and
keep his freedom of thought and action.
TWo OF THE three dimensions in religion are
significant here. The Christian likes to think
of them as defined by the Cross. The one, a
perpendicular plane, presents communion with
God. It refers to the solitariness of a person,
the inner ideal expressed both as gratitude to
God and as a prayer, a deep wish or value to
be attained. This is exercised apart from the
world of action or impulsively felt and used in

the stream of action while running a race or
performing a complicated experiment. It is
between God and me. The second plane is hori-
zontal. This is social. If the former or perpen-
dicular plane records a love affair between God
and me, this second may be said to record the
behavior which results. Just as a lover is condi-
tioned by and naturally responds according to the
beloved, so religiously, this horizontal plane rep-
resents an ethical response to the God I wor-
N OTHER WORDS, religion is the process by
which man, through his worship of the Diety,
works out in society all the implications. Or,
as is more often the case with youth, religion
is the activity of a man who, while living out
habit patterns taken on in childhood, learns to
see God as the figuration of many ideals. The
minister and philosopher hold to the former
statement, God first and ethics following. The
scientist and the psychologist reverse the order.
beginning usually by observing the ethics and
later, God.
Hence it would seem that he most certainly
will be free in his thought and action in our de-
cade who maintains a varied series of consistent
social relations and finds God a challenging
goal, always the acme of all values.
Edward W Bakeman

SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 1941
VOL. LI. No. 145
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is ,constructive notice to all
members of the University.

has received notice of the following
Civil Service Examinations. Last
date for filing application is May 7,
Materials Laboratory Aid, salary
J in ;ntaSl~n i1

unor anitry Cemis, salary
College of Literature, Science, and junior 4jaIarY unemist $1,92ry
the Arts Departmental Chairmen, Complete information on file at the
Graduate Advisors, and Concentra- Bureau, 201 Mason Hall. Office
tion Advisors: A meeting of the de- hours: 9-12 and 2-4.
partmental chairmen, graduate ad-
visors, and concentration advisors in
the College of Literature, Science, All senior women living in League
and the Arts is being called for Mon- houses and in private homes are ask-
day, April 28, at 4:15 p.m. in 1025 ed to call at the Undergraduate Of-
Angell Hall, to discuss the procedures fice of the League this week for a
which will be necessary for the de- questionnaire to be filled out for Scroll
ferment of students under the Selec- Society's survey. The purpose of the
tive Service Act after the present survey is to find out the future ad-

academic year. Professor L. A. Hop-
kins, Chairman of the University
Committee on National Defense, will
explain the proposed procedures and
will answer questions which are raised
in the discussion.
Sophomores in the College of Liter-
ature, Science, and the Arts: Stu-
dents who wish to enter the Degree
Program for Honors in Liberal Arts
in the fall of 1941 must make appli-
cation in the office of Assistant Dean
L. S. Woodburne, 1208 Angell Hall,
by May 1.
Phi Eta Sigma: All members who
have not as yet received their mem-
bership shingles and who were ini-
tiated on December 12, 1939; May 13,
1940; or December 15, 1940, please
call for them immediately. They may
be obtained from Miss Waggoner in
Room 2, University Hall.
Summer Jobs--Sales: Men who are
interested in sales work for the sum-
mer are invited by the Fuller Brush
Company to a movie to be shown at
the Michigan Union May 1st at 4
p.m. Further information may be
obtained at the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, 201 Mason Hall, hours 9-12,
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received a letter from the Indiana
and Michigan Electric Company of
South Bend, Indiana that they would
like to interview seniors in the schools
of Electrical and Mechanical Engin-
eering who have majored in power
plant, power transmission, etc. Please
call Extension 371 or stop in at 201
Mason Hall for appointment.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
The All-Campus Peace Council -
all students for peace on the Michi-l
gan Campus - have a big job ahead
o thr if th-) anil n r.trike

dresses of all seniors in order that
the University of Michigan Alumni
Association can contact them. These
blanks are to be returned by Tues-
day, May 6, to the Undergraduate
Office of the League.
Academic iNotices
Bacteriology Seminar, Monday,
April 28, at 8:00 p.m. in Room 1564
East Medical Building. The subject
will be "Measles." All interested -are,
Zoology Seminar: Thursday, May
1, 7:30 p.m., Amphitheatre, Rack-
ham Building. Reports by Mr. E. C.
Sensenig on "The development of
the vertebral column on the deer-
mouse, Peromyscus manicilatus ru-
finus" and Mr. James A. Oliver on
"The distribution and relationships
of the genus Leptophis."
Botanical Seminar will meet Wed-
nesday, April 30, at 4:30 p.m. in Room.
2083 N.S. Bldg. Paper by Carl D. La
Rue on "Investigations on the possi-
bilities of rubber culture in South
America and in Central America."
Doctoral Examination for Miss Mir-
iam Rose Bonner, Psychology; The-
sis "Changes in the Speech Pattern
under Emotional Tension," Tuesday,
April 29, at 4:00 p.m., in 2129 Natural.
Science Bldg. Chairman, W. B. Pills-
By action of the Executive Board
the chairman may invite members
of the faculties and advanced doc-
toral candidates to attend the ex-
amination and he may grant permis-
sion to those who for sufficient rea-
son might wish to be present.
C. S. Yoakum
Carillon Recital: Percival Price,
University Carillonneur, will present
a carillon recital from 7:15 to 8:00
tonight, April 27, in the Burton Me-
morial Tower. Featured on the pro-
gram will be Prof. Price's own com-
position, "Second Rhapsody for Two
Carillonneurs," in which he will be
assisted by Mr. John Challis, from
Ypsilanti. Also included will be a
group of French folk songs, and com-
positions by Couperin and Holst.

some Behavior in Relation to the
Origin of Species" (illustrated) under
the auspices of the Department of
Botany at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday,
May 8, in the Natural Science Audi-
torium. The public is cordially in-
Alexander Ziwet Lectures in Math-
ematics; The fourth lecture in this
series will be given by Professor Mac-
Lane on Monday at 4:00 p.m., in 3011
A.H., on the subject, "Extensions of
Unit Groups."
The Work of the Census Bureau,
Illustrated, Dr. C. L. 'Dedrik, of the
Bureau of the Census, will deliver an
illustrated lecture on the procedures
employed by that agency in the
collection, coding, and tabulation of
statistics. Dr. Dedrick is Chief Sta-
tistician in chiarge of the Division of
Statistical Research, Bureau of the
Census. The lecture will be given in
Room D, Haven Hall, at 4:00 p.m,
Monlay, April 28. All interested ndi-
viduals are invited.
Events Today
The International Center: This eve-
ning at 7:30 Mr. William Strickland
of the American Automobile Associ-
ation (AAA) will speak in the Center
on some attractive, inexpensive mo-
tor trips for the summer vacation.
This talk is in the series with others
on travel information for foreign stu-
All women interested in living in a
cooperative next semester please come
to 328 East Huron today at 1:45 p.m.
There will be interviewing by the per-
sonnel committee.
Graduate Outing Club: Regular
meeting at 2:30 this afternoon in the
Outing Club Room of the Rackhajn
Building. (use northwest rear en-
trance. Any graduate student who
is interested is invited. Final plans
will be made for an overnight out-
ing May 3-4. All expecting to go,
bring fee for reservation.
The ]ilgrim Fellowship of the Ann
Arbor Congregational Church will be
host to the Congregational students of
Ypsilanti at the First Congregational
Church, Ann Arbor tonight at 7:00
p.m. The speaker will be Miss Esther
Ewell from the State office, East Lan-
Ann Arbor Friends: Study Group
will meet today at 3:30 p.m. in Lane
Hall, to continue the discussion of
the bases of Quakerism.
Lutheran Student Association: The
a cappella choir will meet for re-
hearsal today at 4:00 p.m. in the
Zion Parish Hall. The Lutheran
Student Foundation will hold its an-
nual business meeting and banquet
in the Zion Parish Hall Sunday at
5:30 p.m. Rev. Paul Krauss from
Fort Wayne,'Ind., will be the prin-
cipal speaker for the evening. All
interested are invited.
Coming Events
The Romance Languages Journal
Club will meet in the West Confer-
ence Room of the Rackham Building,
on Tuesday, April 29, fat 4:15 p.m.
Katherine N. Balint will review Mor-
ris Bishop's new book, Ronsard:
Prince of Poets, and Dr. A. Herman
will read a paper entitled, "Literary
Facts and the Elementary Language
Student". All interested are cordially
Varsity Glee Club will have no re-
hearsal today. Meet Monday at
7:30 p.m. in Union for the Rotary
dinner concert.; Formal dress will be
required. There will be a short meet-
ing on Thursday, May 1, and election
of officers will bb held May 8. Both
of these meetings will be in the Union
at 7:30 p.m.

al memn i ne annual peace.srme
on May 1st, only four days away, is Student Graduation Recital: Grace
to be a success. For that reason, the Wilson, Mezzo-Soprano, will present
Council has called a public meeting a recital at 8:30 p.m. Monday, April
for this Monday, 8 p.m.. at the Unio.9 28, in the Rackham Assembly Hall.E
to insure that the demonstration this The program, in partial fulfillmentt
year, of all years, will be effective. of the requirements for the Master of3
THE STRIKE this year is no dress Music degree, will be open to the gen-J
rehearsal. In only one of the eral public. Miss Wilson will be ac-l
many official statements Secretary companied by William Schottstaedt,
of Navy Knox has said: "This is our '41SM.
fight." The administration's philo-T
sophy is no longer "steps short of Student Graduation Recital: A pi-
war," for the latest proposal is the ano recital will be given by Barbara
open use of. convoys, and, as Presi- Cahoon, GradSM, at 8:30 p.m., on
dent Roosevelt has declared. "Con- Thursday, May 1, in the Rackham
voys mean shooting and shooting Assembly Hall. The recital will be
means war." complimentary to the general pub-
There is one remaining obstacle lie, and is in partial fulfillment of
to total involvement: the steadfast the requirements for the Master of
desire-of the American people to re- Music degree.

main at peace, inarticulate and unor-
ganized as they may be. But they
cannot remain inarticulate and un-
organized if they are, to resist the 4
increasing pressure of the pro-war
fprces. Reaizing their responsibility
in crystalizing anti-war sentiment on
the campus, two hundred thousand
students throughout the country
struck for peace on April 23.
THIS YEAR more than ever before
Michigan students must unite
on a common program for peace - a
program not only expressing their
opposition to convoys, a second A.E.F.
and the curtailment of democracy in
America, but also defending demo-i
cratic, cultural education on the Uni-
versity of Michigan campus.
The lecture by Senator Wheeler
next Friday evening cannot take the
place of a peace strike this year. It
eliminates student participation, foi'
there will be no student speaker, nor
the presentation of any program
adopted by students as a basis for
united peace activity on the campus.
Our peace action this year must be
the strike called by the All-Campus
Peace Council on May 1st at 11
A successful strike requires the
active participation of all students
convinced of the necessity for peace.
With America on the bring of war,

University Lecture: Professor Ralph
E. Cleland, Chairman of the Depart-
ment of Botany, Indiana University,
will lecture on the subject, "Chromo-

' The Student Branch of the
will hold the annual election
ficers on Wednesday, April
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