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Editorial Staff

Hervie Haufler
Alvin Sarasohn
Paul M. Chandler
Karl Kessler . .
Milton Orshefsky
Hroward A. Goldman
Laurence Mascott
Donald Wirtchafter
Esther Osser
Helen Corman. .

. . . Managing Editor
Editorial Director
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. . . Associate Editor
S . . Associate Editor
. . . Associate Editor
* . . Associate Editor
. . . . Sports Editor
S . . .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 Michi-
gan Daily are written by members of The
Daily staff and represent the views of the
writers only.
Poverty Lowers
Draftees' Health,. .
JOHN B. KELLY, a former Olympic
star appointed by President Roose-
velt to direct the nation's physical fitness pro-
gram, recently said that mechanization of the
U.S. Army was useless if "our~ men aren't strong
enough to man" the tanks and mobile units.
"It is deplorable," he continued, "that 35 per
cent of the draftees were found unfit physically."
Health requirements under the draft are not
so exacting as to demand supermen, but are
rather the minima for sound, healthy soldiers.
We therefore agree with Mr. Kelly that the con-
dition of the draftees is deplorable. Regarding
the causes and remedies of the situation, how-
ever, Mr. Kelly seems bent upon a viewpoint
with implications which we are forced to ques-
"IT MUST MEAN," advises Mr. Kelly, "a com-
plete change in our present physical educa-
tion program and its. part in our structure of
education. We must give less time to the devel-
opment of the mind and more time to the devel-
opnment of the body." This statement compels
an examination of Mr. Kelly's perspective and
his acquaintance -with facts evident not only to
experts but to a great portion of the people.
The lack of physical strength which Mr. Kelly
finds among the drafted men is indeed a short-
coming which should be corrected. There should
be pointed out to Mr. Kelly, however, a fact that
he, as an athlete must know: weakness due
simply to being out of condition or to inactivity
can, with proper training, be erased within a
reasonable length of time, probably within the
mandatory one-year period. We fail to see any
logical reason here for any cuts in education.
BUT what of the men declared unfit, men
emaciated by poverty and slums, filth and
malnutrition? Bruce Catton, a Washington col-
umnist, wrote of the present draft, "Farm Se-
curity Administration officials suspect a great
many of the defeats which are showing up . . .
are due to poverty-to malnutrition, and to the
fact that many Americans are growing up with-
out getting any medical care whatever. Health
surveys made in two "sample" Southern coun-
ties in cooperation with state health boards,
FSA officials say. showed 575 low-income ber-
sons studied had a net total of 1373 serious phys
ical ailments, irieluding things like infected ton-
sils, seriously defective vision and bad teeth
which could have been corrected if medical care
had been available."
SURELY Mr Kelly must recognize that to
reach the root of these ailments, an effort
more basic and fundamental than bodily devel-
opment is demanded. Men weakened by long
malnutrition, unhealthy surroundings and dis-
eases which were never attended to cannot be
rejuvenatesl by exercises or a year's training. It
is folly to expect that we can have or create a
healfhy amy or a healthy nation until we real-
ize the futility of patch-up devices devised to
aid this ''one-third of our nation." These people
mnust enter into a way of life that would at
least enable them to live decently, to receive good
food in quantity and to receive adequate medical
It does not follow that the distress should be
alleviated at the expense of education. I'he

Drew Pear
kobeet S.A11es
W'ASHINGTON-Even among Britain's best
friends there is some grumbling over the'
hard bargaining over land for the erection of
U.S. air fields and naval bases in the West Indies.
U.S. naval officers point out that whereas our
50 destroyers'were completely equipped-includ-
ing paper towels, canned goods, typewriters,
cigarettes laid out in officers' mess rooms-all
the United States got was the right to bargain
with local West Indian governments and British
real estate agents.
Instead of being given British crown lands,
the United States has had to buy land from pri-
vate owners for its new network of island bases.
Thus the 125 acres purchased in Bermuda -will
cost $1,500,000-or $12,000 per acre. In com-
parison, residential property five miles from the
District of Columbia costs only $1,200 an acre.
Even aside from the high prices charged, the
mere acquisition of land for U.S. bases has been
difficult, particularly in Bermuda and Trinidad,
where an appeal finally was made direct to
Sports vs. Defense
IN TRINIDAD, U.S. Army and Navy officials
picked an area of eleven sjuare miles on the
Northwest Peninsula as a naval base, and 18
square miles in the center of the island for an
air base. But the local government of Trinidad
objected, saying the use of this property would
"disturb the normal life of the community," by
interfering with certain holiday and sports ac-
Replying, the State Depeartment hinted that
protection of the Western Hemisphere was mor
important than the playing fields of Trinidad.
The dispute dragged on so long that the Gov-
ernor of Trinidad visited the United States,
where he was finally convinced that the Army
and Navy had to have this property, would not:
take certain swamp areas offered by the Trin-
idad Government. In the end he yielded, but
at a cost of $3,000,000. This is what the United
States will pay for about 29 square miles of
Trinidad. soil.
Note-On this will be built an army base cost-
ing $51,000,000.
NEGOTIATIONS with Bermuda were difficult
because the island is small and property
values high. Here the United States is building
a land plane base, sea plane base, naval base, a
garrison area, storage areas for explosives on
Small islands, and certain improvements to Castle
Newfoundland also roused the ire of U.S.
naval negotiators by upping prices, forgetting
that ten years ago its treasury was empty and4
had to be taken over by the British Government.'
Here the War Department will spend $23,000,000
on buildings and equipment, while the Navy will
spend $9,425,000 on a naval air station.
At one time during the Navy's negotiations
over islind bases, Admiral Stark got so exas-
perated that he said in effect "Do you want our
munitions or don't you? If so, cut out the
Most island questions are now thrashed out,
but Army-Navy officers have given interesting
ammunition to the congressional committee
about to investigate the West Indian deals.
1942 Auto Models??

but according to OPM Director William S.
Knudsen, the motoring public won't be greatly
inconvenienced by national defense priorities.
A newsman was quizzing the former General
Motors president about the effect of defensej
contracts on the output of pleasure cars in
future years.
"Will auto manufacturers have to repeat 1941
models in 1942?" asked the newsman.
"Maybe," grinned Knudsen. "Just between us,
they've done it before, but nobody knew the
Kin -Maker
TO SECRET to insiders is the fact that the
"Supreme Court Justice" referred to by Sen-
itor Wheeler as running the War Department
and the Londoi embassy was Felix Frankfurter.
More of a secret is the fact that Henry L.
Stimson was appointed Secretary of War at the
urging of Justice Frankfurter. A life-long friend,
Stimson has taken Frankfurter's advice on many
appointments, including that of Judge Robert
Patterson, Assistant Secretary of War.
Frankfurter also tipped the balance in favor
of John Winant as American Ambassador to
London, sometimes dubbed by diplomats "Frank-
furter's ambassador to Ernest Bevin."
Winant got acquainted with British labor
leaders while serving as head of the Interna-
tional Labor Office in Geneva, and Ernest
Bevin. one-time dock-worker, is considered the
future hope of the British Labor Party. So in
the back of New Deal minds is the theory that-
-the next government it England will be Labor
and Bevin will head it.

No 'Little Man's' War _
In the current controversy in your pages over
the war, no one has pointed out that the com-
mon man has precious little stake in it. This
abstraction, the "common man," is you, Sir, and
me, and Mascott and H. V. S. Ogden.
N THE MIDDLE AGES, the serfs who owed
allegiance to a particular lord were said to
be under his protection. History teachers point
out this early example of symbiosis, in which the
serfs worked for the lord, gave him the fruit of
their tillage, and he in turn protected them from
their enemies. If you don't examine this closely it
looks like a fair exchange--at least an exchange.
Actually, rather than symbiosis, it's an example
of parasitisim as well as one of the earliest exam-
ples of "protection" in the derogatory modern
sense. The lord is the gangster. He sells "pro-
tection" to the serfs. And from whom does he
protect them? Why, from other gangsters. When
the lord is threatened, and the serfs by implica-
jion, since it is assumed they will fight for him,
presumably no one thinks in the turmoil and
hysteria of the simple syllogism; no lords, no
problem. The serfs have come to identify them-
selves emotionally with the lord in the face of
threat from the outside. This is the age-long
stupidity of the common people. They have
never seen themselves as sub-statistical factors
in a great man's ambition.
I submit that we are all, intellectually for the
moment, in the position of the serf in the Mid-
dle Ages, who was protected against the maraud-
ing bands of strange lords, and shamefully mis-
treated by his own lord and master. This is not
to be cryptic. We little men live by the tolerance
of the few who own and operate the country.
They toil not, neither do they spin-and they
damn well don't fight, either. In the case of
war, the little man is put to the defense of the
"country," which abstraction is physically con-
stituted of these lilies. The serfs fight for the
lords, against the serfs of other lords.
WHEN H. V. S. OGDEN wants us to aid Brit-
ain, he is reasonably enough preferring a
familiar evil, as he sees it, but he is confusing
himself and the English people with the ruling
class in this country and England. Whoever
speaks of the heroism of the English people
under fire as evidence of the fact that they are
a Good Thing, and should be preserved, neglects
this distinction. Of course the English serf is
a good grade of serf; best damn serf that was
ever run through a Spinning Jenny or drowned
in a coal mine. But the assumption that a new
master would treat him any worse is probably
Anticipating a criticism-I am not a com-
munist. I probably don't take any greater beat-
ing under capitalism than I would inder any
other system. My ethical position obliges me to
"utterly deny all outward wars, and strife, and
fightings, and outward weapons"; but if it did
not, I should not engage in a war to preserve one
ruling class against another. The serf has to
toil whatever the system-why should he get his
head knocked off over a question of baronial
DON'T SUPPOSE, really, that it's any use to
preach non-violence, to point out that force
begets force in a geometric progression; nor to
point out the bitter, bitter truth that you and I
have no quarrel with another lord's serfs, and
that lords and generals die in bed, probably of
a surfeit. I just wanted to read this to you
- El Sereno
Who Started The War?
The Young Communist League blames a "mor-
ibund capitalist imperialist system" for plung-
ing the world into war.
Lest they have forgott.en may I remind them
that it was Communist Russia's partnership pact
with Socialist Germany that set the world afire

and aligned labor against labor.
And was not "labor loving" Russia's conquest
of Finland, Latvia, Estonia, and portions of
Poland and Rumania imperialism? Oh! but I
forgot, the Communists call this the great liber-
ation of the people.
Labor is rational and because it is it will de-
nounce the ruthless intolerance of a monolithic
creed toward all individual independence of atti-
tude and thinking whether it comes from the
Communists or the Fascists.
- Fred Niketh

ity gives place to none, no not even
to the Boston group's) through the
symphony's melodic neuroticism with-'
out . succumbing in a single instance,
Ito the theatrical tendency of less ob-
jective and more emotional interpret-
ers. Technically, the recording
achievement is just as great. In all
the rapid shadings of tone and tempi
there is no trace of instrumental or
ensemble fuzziness. At the end, how-
ever,_there is a dissatisfaction: the
Berlin Philharmonic has apparently
recorded only one other symphony
under Mr. Furtwangler's direction.
Some critics have unequivocally l
hailed Koussevitsky'sand the Boston
Symphony's Brahm's Fourth as the
best recording to date of the sym-
phony, and are on fairly firm ground'
simply because Koussevitsky and the
Boston did it. But from those of us
who have been brought up on the
Weingartner and the London Philhar-
monic interpretation, there may be
some slight protest. It may be true
that Koussevitsky has caught more
of the meditative lyricism of the ro-
mantic second movement (most ob-
viously by making use of a more
flexible tempo), but it seems just
as true to this observer that there
are some annoyingly obtrusive spots
in the new recording, particularly
the strained, uneven horn that opens
the second movement. Technically,
there is not much to choose, but per-
haps a slight edge in clarity and
sharpness may go to the newer album.
In a word, the debate is as close
to a non-decision affair as faulty ob-
jectivity can realize, which is to say
here, that the newest recording of'
Brahm's Fourth may, without any
misgivings, be added to a classical
1record shelf.

Civilian Pilot Training: The quota
for the Spring Phase of CPT has not
yet been filled. Any students, ex-
cept freshmen, who are interested
should obtain further information{
immediately at the Department of
Aeronautical Engineering, B-47 Eastj
Engineering Building.
Identification Cards: New students
may call for their identification cards
in Room 2, University Hall.
Academic Notices
Bacteriology seminar, Monday,
March 3, at 8:00 p.m., Room 1564
East Medical Building. The subject,
will be "Herpes a d Related Viruses."
All interested ar invited.
Math. 316, Algebra Seminar, will
meet today at 3:15 p.m. in 3201 A.H.
Mr. Vinogragle will speak "On Ma-
trix Sets with Coefficients in a Divi-
sion Ring."
E.M. 3a, Dynamics Laboratory, will
be given today, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in
Room 314 Engineering Annex. One
hour credit.
Biological Chemistry 111: Labora-
tory refunds may be obtained this
week at the storeroom window at the
following hours: Today 4 to 5; Satur-
day morning, 11 to 12.
Preliminary examinations in French
and German fdr the doctorate will
be held today, at 4:00 p.m. in the
Second Floor Study Hall of the Rack-
ham Building. Dictionaries optional.
The next preliminary examination
will be given early in the Summer

erance in this corner: there will be (Continued from Page 2)
little indifference, only minor quali- 1
fications, and no outright rejection. academic session of 1940-41 will be
For Victor this month has released held in Room 1025 Angell Hall, Mon-
two symphonic recordings so fine in day, March 3, at 4:10 p.m.
Edward H. Kraus
themselves that they tend to shed AGENDA
a protective glow over the lesser of- 1. Consideration of the minutes of
ferings: Tschaikowsky's Symphony the meeting of February 3rd, 1941
yeo. 6 in B minor ("Pathetique") (pp. 710-713), which were distributed
rplayed by the Berlin Philharmonic by campus mail.
Orchestra under the direction of Wil-2. Retirement of Professors H. M.
helm Furtwangler (M or AM-553- Randall and N. H. Williams.
six 12-inch records) and Brahm' S3. Introduction of new members of
Symphony No. 4 in E minor inter- senate rank.
preted by Dr. Serge Koussevitsky and 4. Consideration of the reports: a.
the Boston Symphony Orchestra (M, Executive Committee, prepared by
AM,*or DM-730-nine 12-inch sides). Professor V. W. Crane. b. University
It seems strange that we have had Council, prepared by Professor W. R.
to wait so long for what this observer Humphreys, c. Executive Board df
is convinced is the best all-around the Graduate School, prepared by
recording to date of Tschaikowsky's Associate Professor W. L. Ayre . d.
"farewell to the world"-especially Deans' Conference, prepared by iean
since it was made in London before E. H. Kraus.
the present war. Victor excuses her- 5. Special Order: Evaluation of
self somewhat, after admitting that Faculty Services (continuation of dis-
it is "a remarkable projection-and cussion).
it is so beautifully recorded" by not- 6. New business.
ing that her catalogue "already lists 7. Announcements.
two fine recordings, both of which
many listeners consider the right ap- Students who receive offers from
proach to the work." That may well other universities of fellowships or
be, but for this listener the Furt- assistantships that require immediate
wangler recording, sensitive yet acceptance should see me in the
straightforward anti completely hon- Graduate School before replying. This
est, is outstanding in its brilliance. notice applies particularly to the Uni-
Mr. Furtwangler leads a remarkably versity of California, the University,
fine orchestra (whose string section, of Wisconsin, and Brown University.
incidentally, in response and flexibil- C. S. Yoakum

This is a day of uncritical exub-


he following lectures under the au-
pices of the Political Science De-
artment at 4:15 p.m. on the days
Today: "The Consolidation of
apan." Rackham Lecture Hall.
March 5: "Far Eastern Reactions
o Western Penetration." Rackham
Attention is called to the changes
nade in the schedule for Mr. Neville's
ectures as originally announced.
The public is cordially invited.
University Lecture: Colonel W. H.
)raper, of the Selective Service Head-
uarters, U.S.A., will lecture on the
ubject, "The Selective Service Act
nd the College Student" under the
uspices of the University Commit-
ee on Defense Issues on Thursday,
/larch 6, at 4:15 p.m. in the Rack-
Lam Lecture Hall. The public is
ordially invited.
Biological Chemistry Lecture: Dr.
L. Irvin of Wayne University will
cture on "Bile and Bile Acids" in
he East Lecture Room of the Rack-
Lam Building at 11:00 a.m., Satur-
tay, March 1. All interested are in-
Events Today
J.G.P. Publicity Committee will
reet today at 4:30 p.m. in the League.
oom notice will be posted on the
ulletin board. Those not able to
ttend should call Betty Bailie, 2-4314.
J.G.P. Programs Committee will
eet today in the League at 4:45
.m. Room notice will be posted on
he bulletin board. Those not able
o attend should call Virginia Drury,
Harris Hall: Tea will be served this
,fternoon from 4:00 to 5:30. Episco-
alian students and their friends are
Westminster Student Guild tonight,
:30 to 8:30 p.m. The class for Uni-
rsity students, leq by Dr. Lemon,
n "The Oldest Life of Jesus" will
eet in the Lewis-Vance Parlors each
'riday evening during Lent.
Westminster Student Guild: The
oung people of the Baptist Church
nd the members of the Westminster
ruild are sponsoring a joint party
n the social hall of the Presbyterian
hurch tonight, 8:30-12:00.
Wesley Foundation: The Bible
lass will meet at 7:30 tonight in
oom 214 with Dr. Brashares. This
open to all Methodist students
nd their friends.
Wesley Foundation: Party tonight~
t 9:00. There will be a "caller" and
iusician from the Ford group to
irect the group in folk and square
ancing. At 11:00 p.m. there will be
Box Social. All Methodist stu-
tents and their friends are invited to
ake reservations by calling 6881
efore Friday noon.
Conservative Services will be held
t the Hillel Foundation tonight at
:30. They will be followed at 8:15
y the regular Fireside Discussion
ntitled "This Changing World-
'echniques of Living," which will be
ed by Prof. James K. Pollock. The
>ublic is invited.
The Hillel Institute of Jewish Stu-
lies: The class entitled, "The Jew in
he Modern Scene," will meet at the
iillel Foundation this afternoon at
The Membership Mixer for the sec-
nd semester, sponsored by the Hillel
Foundation, will be held at the Union
Ballroom this afternoon from 3:30
to 5:30. Admission is free to Hillel
members, who must present their af-
filiate membership cards at the door.
Admission fee for non-members.
Memberships will also be sold at the

"Trelawney of the Wells," Arthur
Wing Pinero's famous comedy of
theatre life in the last century, will
be performed again tonight And Sat-
urday night in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre by Play Production of the
Department of Speech. Reservations
may be made by phoning 6300.
oCnQIg Events
German Table for Faculty _lMem-
bets will meet Monday at 12: ;O p.m.
in the Founders' Room, Michigan
Union. Members of all departments
interested in German conversation
are cordially invited. There Will be
a brief talk on "Die Tell-Sage in der
modernen Kritik" by Mr, Benjamin
Alpha Nu will meet on Tuesday,
March 4. Dr. Hance will speak and
there will be an introduction of new
The Women's Research Club will
meet on Monday, March 3, at 7:30
p.m. in the West Lecture Room of
the Rackham Building.
Dr. Lila Miller will speak on "Stud-
ies on the pancreatic function," and

FOR THE RECORD: Artie Shaw German Make-up Examinations
was really serious when he contended will be held on Saturday, March 8,
once that "swing" can have as much from 9-12 a.m. in room 301 U.H.
"purring" and "sublety" as "blasting"
and "obviousness." The result this Political Science 52 make-up ex-
week has been a Victor release of amination (Mr. Heneman's sections)
his new shave orchestral version of will be held Thursday, March 6, at
"Dancing in the Dark." It is a fine 1:30 p.m., in room 2031 Angell Hall.
job by Shaw's 23-piece organization,
and coupled with an intimate Gra- Political Science 85 make-up ex-
mercy Five interpretation of Smoke l amination will be held Thursday,
Gets In Your Eyes on the other side, March 6, at 1:30 p.m. in room 2031
offers an appealing example of Angell Hall.
Shaw's versatility. The reverse side-
is particularly distinguished by imag- Political Science 107: The make-up
inative harpsichord and guitar solos. examination will be held Tuesday,
. Sammy Kaye, after discarding the' March 4, at 2:00 p.m. in Room 1018
original arrangement of his own'com- Angell Hall.
position, Until Tomorrow, presents Economics 51 and 52: Make-up fin-
one which he regards as satisfactory., al examinations will be given Thurs-
It is a slow dreamy number featuring day, March 6, 3:00-6:00 p.m. in room
the Kadets trio. Other side is , rol- 207 Economics Bldg.
licking "Sidewalk Serenade".. . Duke
Ellington has a son, Mercer, who com- Economics 101: Make-up final ex-
poses popular ballads. Their first job amination will be given Tuesday,
together is a good, different little March 4, from 3:00-6:00 p.m., in room
number with a wonderful introduc- 205 Economics Bldg.
tory sax solo, The Girl in My DIreams
Tries To Ilok Like You. The reverse istory Make-U7aExaminations:
is a haunting, tropicalF reverie, F- The make-Hi examinatiols iii all his-
mingo, with vocal by Herb Jeffries, xi tory courses will be given 3:00-6:00
ringer for Bing Crosby among the pm ,Friday. March 7, in 11o C,
lower notes. - V1. t) Havens Hall. Students taking sa make--
__w___s - M. Oup examination must present written
- -~~ ~~permission from the instructor in



glassy eyes and his arm in a sling was none
other than Forest Evashevski. Meek as a kitten,
Evy was making his miserable way around Ann
Arbor sneaking out of the health service against
doctor's orders. Only a few hours before he had
been operated on tb remove a fragment of bone
which was dislodged from his shoulder during
the football wars.
Kindly Draft is the naine of a young man
registered for Selective Service training in

Axis LIanguage
Tokyo resents the arrival of Aus-'
tralian reinforcements at Singaporer
as a belligerent move, and even an
act of aggression. This is perfectly
in line with the new Axis language
which will become compulsory for
everybody under the iew Axis world '.
order. In that new language people
who go about their business in their
own country will be aggressors and
people who invade foreign countries
will be peace defendei. British troops
landing in a British port will con-
stitute a belligerent action, but Nazi
bombs falling on Rotterdan will be
law and order enforcement. Norweg-
ians who insist on speaking Norweg-
ian will bc war spreaders, but Herr

charge of the course.
Mathematics 350 (b), Short Course:
This short course on "The Plateau,
Problem" to 'be given by Professor
Beckenbach will have its first meet-
ing on-Monday, March 3, at 3:00 p.m.a
in 3201 A.H. The course will meet'
for five weeks, three hours a week.
Exhibit of Maya paintings in Yuca-
tan. and Guatemala by Joseph Lin-
don Smith., This is sponsored by the
Americ'an Federation of Arts, Wash-
ington, DlC. Third floor, exhibit
hall,' Rackham Building, from 10
a.m. to 10 p.m. through today.
An exhibition of Currier and, Ives

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