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SUNDAY, MaY 4, 1941


Letters To The Editor




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Press, 1940-41

Hervie Haufler
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Karl Kessler
Milton Orshefsky
Howard A. Goldman,
Donald Wirtchafter
Esther Osser .
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The editorials published in The Michi-
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WE FEEL FINE tonight as we clean out desk
r drawers and prepare to become students
again, with little more to do than advise the
new staff, do some much-needed studyi g, and
prepare for graduation. We feel fine for two
reasons-first, that the new editors who have
been appointed to take up their duties next
week are men who will be good Daily editors
in the best tradition of the paper; and, second,
that the Board in Control of Student Publi-
cations voted at its meeting to ask for a hear-
ing with the Board of Regents on the pro-
posed addition of faculty and alumni members.
The new editors of The Daily-Emile Gele,
Robert Speckhard and Albert Blaustein-were
all excellent night editors, and we outgoing
editors have the fullest confidence that they
will put out a good paper next year. Most of'
all, we know that these are students of Michi-
gan who love The Daily. That is the most im-
portant factor needed in getting out a good
AND LONG-RUN GAINS were also made to-
day when the Board in Control voted to
ask the Board of Regents for an opportunity
to discuss the changes in the Board, whereby
student control of The Daily would be rendered
negligible. We have been excited about these
changes for the past few days, and, we believe,
rightly so. We feel that we have won one vic-
tory in our fight to keep The Daily a student
This is a good start, for now the whole plan
may be brought out into the open, and the
case will hive to be decided on its merits alone.
That is as it should be, and we have never
asked more. All we have wanted is the chance
to lay our case before the Regents, the Uni-
versity, the students and the public, and this
afternoon's action seems to have afforded us
this opportunity. For the Board's action we
are grateful.
BUT THE FIGHT has not ended, for in these
times of increased suppression of the
right of all the people to speak'and to express
freely their opinions, there is a desperate need
in this country to make certain there is no
curtailment of freedom. The measure of the
Regents may not be a conscious infringement
of the control of a students' Daily, but its effect
will surely act as a brake on the would-be
liberal writer and the person who thinks
against the popular current. If it is finally
passed, editors will fear disfavor.with a Board
that can do. what it wishes with them. The
result will be a dead Daily. And dead news-
papers all over the United States will kill liber-
alism, hasten slavery of the mind, and ruin
our democracy which we consider so important.
A student Daily is one organ that will re-
main, on some issues, apart, perhaps from the
general trend of thought. We do not think
this is bad. We think that in thus resisting
blind submission to the great oneness that is
orinisrcn im1hofthewold Tera nln_ bi

Wheeler And Reaction
To the Editor:
In bringing Senator Wheeler to the University
campus, the Anti-War Committee insults the
understanding and integrity of every democratic
Michigan student. Despite repeated statements
that the organization does not subscribe to the
Montana Senator's illiberal views, the committee
is furthering by their sponsorship the forces of
reaction in this country.
the America First Committee is well known.
His wife, Lulu M. White Wheeler, is extremely
active in the affairs of the America First group.
Their son, John Leonard, is in on and known to
be a leader in the Los Angeles area of the Com-
mittee. Wheeler has spoken at and to many
groups of America First people and the meeting
on Monday night is being sponsored by the De-
troit branch of the America First Committee,
according to the Free Press.
Who supports the America First Committee
with which Wheeler is so actively associated?
Joe McWilliams, the Yorkville fuehrer, is in
back of the committee. John B. Snow, the anti-
semitic distributor of the false and misleading
"Protocols of Zion," is a "friend" and now dis-
tributes America First pamphlets. The Chris-
tian Front, the German-American National Al-
liance, the Nazi Bund through its official news-
paper, Deutscher Weckruf and Beobachter, the
American Christian Defenders (formerly the
World Alliance against Jewish aggressiveness),
the fascist American Guard, and many other
reactionary and Nazi groups are in complete
support with the America First Committee,
spread its propaganda, send their members to
its meetings, secure membership for its "Ameri-
can" principles.
IS IT ANY WONDER, therefore, that Friends
of Democracy, a well known liberal organiza-
tion fighting Fascism in America, makes this
warning. "The America First Committee, whe-
ther its members know it or not and whether
they like it or not, is a Nazi front! It is a trans-
mission belt by means of which the apostles of
Nazism are spreading their anti-democratic
ideas into millions of American homes! This is
not to say that the America First Committee is
a Nazi organization. On the contrary, the great
number of its officers and members are patri-
otic Americans who sincerely believe . . . in a
policy of isolationism and apeasement.
"But that is exactly what Adolf Hitler and
his disciples in the United States believe, and
they are using-or misusing-the America First
Committee to spread those ideas. In its war
upon democracy the Axis has no more effective
ally in the United States than the America First
Committee . . . It is more effective than any
Nazi agent or organization for it does not bear
the stigma of an alien loyalty. Recognizing this
basic fact, the American organizations com-
mitted to totalitarianism have rallied around
the banner of the America First Committee."
UT WHEELER is not only bound to incipient
Fascism and appeasement through his close
connections with the America First Committee.
"Peace Crusader" is the way "social injustice"
Father Coughlin praised him in an article in
the February 17th issue of the Royal Oak fascist
publication. How close Wheeler is to Coughlin
may be shown by the report of I. F. Stone in a
recent edition of the Nation. "It is becoming
increasingly difficult to believe that the resem-
blance of such remarks to the rantings of Father
Coughlin is wholly coincidental. A prominent
New Dealer recently told me that when he was
at the Senator's home a year ago, a telephone
call came n from the Detroit priest and that the
conversation was long and friendly, although the
Senator, when it was over, seemed somewhat
Through association and action Wheeler has
shown himself to be a positive danger to Ameri-
can democracy as a "transmission belt" for
fascist ideology. In a radio speech on March 3rd,
he said, "Now we find these same iternational
bankers with their friends the royal refugees
and with the Sassoons of the Orient and with'
the Rothschilds and Warburgs of Europe in
another theme song . . . 'Our investments in
India, Africa and Europe must be preserved.
Save democracy'." The rantings of Adolf Hitler
could not be more meaningful and diabolical

in implication.^
HERBERT AGAR says of Wheeler, "He con-
stantly makes, statements, which his best
friends must ascribe to over-excitement." Such
things as the bland ignorance of the Monroe
Doctrine that Wheeler portrayed in the Senate
debate on aid-to-England measures, 'his state-
ment that Canada is a "colony," that the Eng-
lish king declares war "with Parliament not
permitted to vote" are excused because of "ex-
citement" and more important devastating and
ignorant remarks are palmed off as "a slight
touch of hysteria."
No, the Anti-War Committee, a self-styled
liberal organization, has not done the cause of
democracy any good by bringing Burton K.
Wheeler to this campus. And the student will
not be deceived, nor will any American, by the
lip-service given to democracy by its incipient
THE American Student Defense League knows
the desirability and the absolute need for
the reconstruction of democracy in America but
it knows also that democracy abroad must be
championed as long asuthe Fascists and Nazis
are unable to "wipe it out." To that end we call

upon the students. faculty and townspeople to
repudiate Wheeler and everything he stands for.
Martin B. Dworkis, President,
American Student Defense League
Student Letter Criticized
To the Editor:
YOUR ISSUE of May 2 contains an attack on
the English Department which constitutes
such a violent breach of journalistic ethics that
it cannot be allowed to pass without protest. In
it you print a letter from Mr. Charles Miller,
'41, making serious statements in disparagement
of the English Department.
In the first place a journal that is so deserv-
edly respected as The Daily ought to know that
such attacks on a branch of the University
should not be published unless the officials at-
tacked have received an opportunity of express-
ing themselves. This is surely the first rule of
courtesy to be observed by a University paper
when University Officials are attacked.
Secondly, we are told that last Wednesday a
professor of English asserted in class that Auden
is "a sexual'pervert and therefore should be ig-
nored, his authority denied." There is not a
word of truth in this story. The professor him-
self indignantly repudiates it and his class backs
him up. Mr. Miller is not a member of the
class, he was not present on the occasion, and
his account of what passed has therefore n
authority whatever.
THIRDLY, the attempt to represent this par-
ticular professor as indifferent to modern
poetry is absurd. He has consistently striven to
bring contemporary poetry to the notice of his
students. In order to teach literary criticism,
a professor must +balance bad against good. He
cannot ladle out whitewash all the while., Fre-
quently the professor teaching contemporary
literature is the only person in the classroom
who has ever heard of, much less read, the poet
criticized. This particular professor in calling
attention to the beauties of modern literature
is often a voice calling in the wilderness, if not
a missionary in partibus infidelium. His col-
leagues in the English Department might be
indignant at the attack on this professor, were
they not so amused at the picture of him as a
childlike and unworldly innocent as compared
with that man who has known cities and men
and books. Mr. Charles Miller, '41.
Lastly, do you think you have done one of the
most distinguished of living poets any good by
publishing this unfortunate letter?
-H. T. Price
Dominic Says
THE RELATION of a private life to public
conduct is a daily problem for all of us.
When the national hero and a thrice elected
president clash, the immediate effect on us is
an ugly gash in the soul. The fact that one is
commander-in-chief of the armed forces in an
impending war and the other a private citizen
may be accepted as "explanation" but it fails
to heal sensitive spirits.
In such a world how shall we do our work?
How keep ourselves sensitive enough to care,
tender enough to be persons in a human world,
and yet be tough enough to take the shocks of
. public life and like it? Here is a field for the
social psychologist, the religionist, the practical
politician, the editor and each youth who hopes
to become an efficient American. What will be
your vocation? How will you invest your
THE PHILOSOPHER will back away and rea-
son upon the potential in its relation to the
actual and become idealist or realist. So long
as he can be philosopher only all is well. But
he,'too, must be a citizen. Can he take it? On
the other hand the executive will walk up to an
event, survey major data, intuitively grasp a few
immediate facts, see a score of implications,
make his choice on a major and a minor point
at issue, act, and then dismiss the transaction

and move on to another social operation. He
should be more sensitive, we say, have a heart,
consider the persons involved. But the real issue
is the welfare of his institution. Here, then, is
your occupational choice, which is it to be? Be-
fore you have more than a nickle's worth of
1experience you must consult the experience of
others, get yourselfsappraised and decide.
MANY FACTORS enter into the making of a
positive citizen in a country trying to be
democratic and to function in a non-democratic
world. Native endowment when broken down
asks about energy and its distribution between
daily actions and the emergencies. Aptitudes
turn out to be tastes taken on in the nursery
and skills of eye and muscle acquired before you
began to record, or at least before you were able
to understand what was being recorded, in
memory. Sociality, whether conditioned in the
protoplasmic beginnings of the self or taught by
your mother and the nurse associations, has been
being built up all along. When you arrive at
college "to begin life" you discover that life, as
it will be lived, has already been rather fully
established. How then shall I proceed to become
both tough enough to be a good citizen during
a problematic period and a highly honorable
son of God in the march of the human family?
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SUNDAY, MAY 4, 1941
VOL. LI. No. 151
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
President and Mrs. Ruthven will
be at home to meipbers of the faculty
and other townspeople today from
4 to 6 o'clock. Cars may park in the
restricted zone on South University
between 4:00 and 6:30.
Student Tea: President and Mrs. "
Ruthven will be at home to students
Wednesday afternoon, May 7, from
4 to 6 o'clock.
Procedure for Deferment and Post-
ponement of Military Service: Effec-
tive May 5, 1941. Students who wish
the University to participate in their
request for deferment (Class 2-A, Oc-
cupational Deferment) should seek
the counsel of their faculty advisors.
Students are not to be deferred or
their induction postponed in groups,
but the draft boards are authorized
to consider each student's request
and weigh the evidence presented by
the University. Students who have
filed their questionnaires and re-
ceived their classifications are now
classified in 1-D (all students). They
are to be reclassified by their draft
boards before the end of the college
year, certainly before July 1. The
authority to place a student in a par-
ticular classification lies with the
local draft board. It is the responsi-
bility of the University to assist the
students and the draft boards so
that decisions can be made intelli-
gently. The attitude of the Univer-
sity authority may vary from a state-
ment of fact with no suggestion as
to deferment or postponement to a
detailed interpretation of the stu-
dent's record and a definite recoin-



ly mean to the consumer has been
indicated ideally in the recording
world recently. Last month, for ex-
ample, Columbia released the Chi-
cago Symphony's interpretation of
Brahms' Third, and Victor countered
this month, with the National Sym-
phony's version. Thus, there are now
two modern recordings of a great,
usually neglected symphony, where
there was none before.
In the same way Victor last month
proudly issued the long-awaited Tos-
canini and NBC Symphony recording
of Beethoven's "Eroica," (M, AM, DM
-765, six and one half 12-inch rec-
ords) and this month Columbia's fea-
ture set is the same symphony inter-
preted by Bruno Walter (M-449, six
12-inch records). As is perfectly evi-
dent from the calibre of the persons
concerned, both recordings are wel-
come additions to the catalogue of
available symphonies. Both are lofty
in conception, and noble in execution.
Mr. Toscanini's reading, because of
a scrupulous devotion to every dia-
critical mark, is occasionally more
brilliant, but often tends to appear
labored and strained, because that
same devotion leads, at times, to
Technically, the Columbia record-
ing seems a better job. The Victor
was done apparently in Studio 8-H
in the NBC Building in New York dur-
ing an actual concert with the re-
sult that the peculiar deadness and
abruptness of sound that have come
to be associated with Studio 8-H are
unfortunately apparent. Occasionally,
some of the audience coughs and
throat-clearings have not been per-
fectly synchronized with the swell
of the music, so that all the effects
-and some of them are incongruous
-are not always musical. And be-
cause Maestro Toscanini is not the
one to wait for the best breaking of
the music into seven records, some of
the cuts that RCA engineers have
been forced to make are painfully
On the other side, the Columbia
recording is rough and ragged in
spots, and Mr. Walter's musicians
shave not been so thoroughly impec-
cable as Mr. Toscanini's. In short,
-to coin a cliche-pay your money,
and take your choice.
FOR THE RECORD: For one of its
high spots in the Mozart Anni-
versary Year, Victor has released this
month another indication that the
Budapest String Quartet is as fine
an ensemble group as we have today.
The recording:Mozart's "Hunt"
Quartet, No. 17 in B flat major (M,
AM, DM-763, three 12-inch records).
One of a series of six quartets com-
posed from 1782 to 1785 and dedicated
to Haydn, it has the characteristic
Mozart clean and cool elegance, re-
produced here in a superb technical
achievement . . . Following up Robert
Casadesus' recent recording of the
Ravel Sonatine, Columbia has issued

The student should prepare a state-
ment of his request in affidavit form
addressed to his draft board and pre-
sent it to his advisor as indicated in
the following schedule: f
College of Literature, Science, and
the Arts: Students who have been
admitted to concentration should con-
sult their concentration advisors,
whose statement or recommendations
after being approved by the depart-
mental chairmen will be forwarded
to Dean E. H. Kraus for review and
preparation for transmittal to the
draft boards. Students not yet eli-
gible for admission to concentration
should consult Professor Arthur Van
Duren, whose statements or recom-
mendations will be forwarded to Dean
E. H. Kraus for review and prepara-
tion for transmittal to the draft
boards. -
College of Engineering: Students
should consult the heads of their
chosen professional departments, who
will forward their recommendations
to Dean I. C. Crawford for ieview,
action and transmittal to the draft
Medical School: Students, internes,
and those accepted for admission to
the Medical School for the fall of
1941 should consult Dean A. C. Furs-
tenberg, who will forward his recom-
mendations to the draft boards.
Law School: -Students should con-
sult Dean E. B. Stason, who will for-
ward his statements or recommenda-
tions to the draft boards.
College of Pharmacy: Students
should consult Director H. B. Lewis,
who will forward his recommenda-
tions to the draft boards.
School of Dentistry: Students and
those accepted for admission to the
School of Dentistry for the fall of
1941 should consult Dean R. W.
Bunting, who will forward his recom-
mendations to the draft boards.
College of Architecture and Design:
Students should consult Dean W. I.
Bennett, who will forward his state-,
ments or recommendations to the
draft boards.
School of Education: Undergradu-
ates should consult Dean J. B. Ed-
monson, who will forward his state-
ments or recommendations to the
draft boards.
School of Business Administration:
Students and'those accepted for ad-
mission for the fall of 1941 should
consult Dean C. E. Griffin, who will
forward his recommendations to the
draft boards.I
Graduate School: Students should
consult their advisors, whose state-
ments or recommendations, after be-
ing approved by departmental chair-'
men, will be forwarded to Dean C.
S. Yoakum for review, action, and
transmittal to the draft boards.
School of Forestry and Conserva-
tion: Students and those accepted
for admission for the fall of 1941
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mendation for his deferment. The
individual consideration of each stu-
dent's request will be based upon
three factors: scholarship, time of
graduation, and relation of field of
study to National Defense as it
concerns the national health, safe-
ty, and interest. The better the
scholarship, the shorter the time be-
fore receiving a degree for which the
student is registered, and the closer
his work is to the needs of the Na-
tional Defense program, the stronger
will be the recommendation of the
University authority to the local draft
The National Headquarters of the
Selective Service System has an-
nounced a list of fields of study in
which there is a shortage of pre-
pared men and of those in training
as follows: chemistry, engineering,
dentistry, pharmacy, physics, medi-
cine, biology and bacteriology, geol-
ogy, geophysics, meteorology, hydrol-
ogy and cartography. Another list is
in preparation which will be pub-
lished as soon as it is received from
Washington. No doubt there are
many other fields than those named
above which are necessary for na-
tional defense. The University ad-
visors are charged with the task of
making recommendations in accord-
ance with their judgment.


;hould consult Dean S. T. Dana, who
vill forward his recommendations to
;he draft boards.
School of Music: Undergraduate
nd graduate students should con-
clt Director E. V. Moore, who will
forward his statements -or recom-
nendations to the draft boards.
For those students to whom it
would be a hardship to be inducted in-
to the national service at a particu-
lar time, there is announced a pos-
ible postponement of induction for
a period of about sixty days. Stu-
dents who decide to make request
for such postponement should con-
sult with the advisors as listed in
the schedule above.
Louis A. Hopkins, Chairman
University Committee on
National Defense
To members of the Faculty of the
College of Literature, Science, and the
Arts: The seventh regular meeting
of the Faculty of the College of Liter-
ature, Science, and the Arts for the
academic session of 1940-1941 will be
held in Room 1025 Angell Hall, Mon-
day, May 5, at 4:10 p.m.
Edward H. Kraus
1. Consideration of the minutes of
the meeting of April 7, (p. 725), which
were distributed by campus mail.
2. Consideration of the reports sub
mitted with the call to the meeting:
a. Executive Committee, prepared
by Professor W. G. Rice.
b. University Council, prepared by
Professor W. B. Pillsbury.
c. Executive Board of the Graduate
School, prepared by Professor A E. R.
d. Deans' Conference, prepared by
Dean E. H. Kraus.
(During the month of April there
was no meeting of the Senate Advis-
ory Committee on University Affairs)
3. Report of progress-Evaluation
of Faculty Services, Professor W. G.
4. New business.
5. Announcements.
Senior Literary Students: Place cap
and gown orders now at Moe Sports
Shops. Be prepared for Swing-Out.
No deposit required when placing
School of Education Cnvocation
The sixth annual Convocation of un-
dergraduate and graduate students
who are candidates for the Teacher's
Certificate during the academic year
will be held in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theater on Tuesday, May 6, at 4:15
p.m. This Convocation is sponsored
by the School of Education; and
members of other faculties, students,
and the general public are cordially
invited. President Ruthven will pre-
side at the Convocation and Dr. John
W. Studebaker, United States Com-
missioner of Education, will give the
LaVerne Noyes Scholarships: Pres-
ent holders of these scholarships who
desire to apply for renewals for 1941-
42 should call at 1021 Angell Hall and
fill out the blank forms for applica-
tion for renewal.
Frank E. Robbins
Glover Scholarship in Actuarial
Mathematics: Applicants must have
completed all requirementsset by the
University for the A.B. degree, and
all the prerequisites for Mathematics
221 by the end of the coming summer
session. Blanks and information may
be obtained from the Mathematics
Department Office, 3012 A.H, and
applications should be filed by May
Freshman nd Sophomore Engin-
eers: Engineering Council represent-
atives from this year's freshman and
sophomore classes will be elected on
Thursday, May 8. Petitions to be
placed on the ;ballot should be in
the Dean's Office by noon, Tuesday,
May 6. Petitions must include fif-

teen signatures from your own class,
the qualifications of the candidate,
and a proposed plan of class activi-
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