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Is Alaska
Worth Defending?..


the past few days, coupled with re-
cent plans for the development of air and naval
bases in Alaska, have brought a realizaton of
the perilous position of the largest territory of
the United States. Two questions are at once
raised: Is Alaska worth defending? and if so,
how can this best be accomplished?
The answer to the first is obvious. The terri-
tory, containing 586,400 square miles in area,
purchased from Russia in 1867 by Secretary of
State Seward for $7,200,000, now has an annual
income in minerals alone amounting to nearly
.four times the. original cost of the once-called
"icebox". In addition to this mineral wealth,
awhich is mostly gold, are found supplies of such
Vital commodities as oil, fish and game. In addi-
tion, some of the most productive agricultural
land on the continent can be found in its numer-
ous river valleys.
What constitutes the threat to Alaskan safety,
then? Subtle developments on the other side
of the narrow North Pacific during the past few
years provide the answer. East Cape, Siberia,
only 56 miles from American soil, has been hea-
vily fortified, including provisions for a large
number of planes. An& the Aleutian Islands are
but 660 miles from a powerful Japanese air and
naval base, a pleasant jaunt for an afternoon
or evening Luftwaffe a la Nippon.
Now look at a map of the world with the
North Pole in the center. The present European
conflagration looks somewhat closer home. Point
Barrow, the most northerly outpost and an im-
.portant oil center, is about 3500 miles from
Moscow by the Great Circle route, and 2600
miles from Nazi-occuppied Narvik. Neither dis-
tance is impossible for modern aerial warfare
SHOULD RUSSIA, or Japan, or Germany suc-
cessfuliy land troops in Alaska, the conse-
quences wotild be twofold. First, the valuable
mineral and animal resources flowing into this
country would be sharply curtailed, perhaps
completely choked off. But much more dan-
gerous to the safety of the United States and
other American nations would be the fact of
the foothold itself. Once established, an in-
vader could release m'ass air attacks on Seattle,
San Francisco,. even Minneapolis and Chicago.
Present moves for the construction of new
bases for defense and for the strengthening of
those already existing ins Alaska are in them-
selves well and good. One vital factor, however,
has been sadly neglected. That is the route
along which needed supplies could be rushed to
that region in case of attempted invasion. Gov-
ernmental circles in Alaska have been favoring
a highway which would extend from Edmonton,
in central Alberta, to Fairbanks, Alaska, by
following the general direction of the Rocky
This road, however, would necessitate numer-
bus bridges and trestles, which, over such a long
route, would make easy targets and difficult
positions to defend.
THE STANDARD ROUTE from Seattle to
Alaska might also be used, but again prob-
lems arise. Utilizing the "inside passage", a
waterway from Seattle to Skagway passing be-

(DaveLachenbruch, late of The Daily's Junior
Staff, wanted to write his mother and explain why
he is no longer a night editor. He didn't have the
price of a postage stamp, and, rather than lend it
to him, we are turning over space in this column.
for his correspondence.)
Dear Ma:
In case you have not been seeing my stuff in
The Daily lately, don't worry. I am still very
much alive and divinely happy. There is just
one little technicality which is bothering me.
I don't know whether or not you received my
grades from the dean's office, because you have-
n't written me since the beginning of the se-
mester. I'll come to that later. But for the
present, let me tell you my program. I am tak-
ing some advanced and technical, albeit very
interesting, courses. They include Geology II-
that's a very specialized study of rock strata,
eskers, drumlins, etc. (I'll tell you more about
this during spring vacation); Hygiene 101-as
you can see by the number of this course, it is
very advanced and I was admitted to it only by
permission of my adviser; Speech 31-which
consists of reciting speeches in Russian, Arabian,
etc., and is also a tough course; and I'm trying
to get special permission from my music teacher
Dominic Says
A world-wide and a near-at-hand contest is
on between secularism and religion. This con-
test identifies one of the causes of dislocation-
economic, political, social, and industrial. Wars
are a part of the problem and are vicious not
only because of their utter brutality but because
every humanistic, educational, or spiritual move-
ment is arrested for decades or completely
thwarted. George J. Thomas, the newly named
professor of Religious Thought at Princeton, be-
fore the Axis conflagration began, said of sec-
ularism: "On the one hand, the sense of in-
completeness and frustration in many lives, and,
on the other hand, the lack of any compelling
purpose or valueto give what is often called
meaning in life, mark our period."
Religion, alway above secularism, affirms
that the human spirit, rooted in every human,
is an eternal spiritual life or being. What has
this distinction to suggest for university men?
It should arrest us. It will cause many to ask
how nearly satisfied we are? Are we cheating
ourselves out of man's right? One may ask have
I a view of existence which satisfies the mind,
rests the spirit and releases my energy with
freedom along lines which are rewarding? Or
am I, like a bird in a strange room, blindly able
to use my powers but unable to find the freedom
in which those powers can serve significant
Theoretically, the religious person who is in-
tegrated and mature has two realms, not one,
in which to satisfy his aspirations: (1) He can
deal with the data of this material world and
verify sensory experience in scientific fashion.
(2) He can derive strength of soul from his
assumption of an absolute goodness and beauty.
The religious man views God as that absolute.
Hence he may come into the basic substance or
reality of which sensory experience is a by-
There is a strange inappropriateness, how-
ever, in that way of stating the case, because
the religious man, with the philosopher and the
artist, is always driving toward synthesis and
4way from analysis. Hence, with him, the above
mentioned sensory experience and basic reality
are so closely joined together as one transaction
in all his thought and conduct that, to state
them as two tends to give emphasis to division
while presenting a plea for unity. So Socrates
pointed out to Cebes.
But we should observe that when we speak
of "the religions" we do not necessarily mean
the clerics. In America we often narrow "the
religions" to a given profession and divert re-
ligion from its wider use as applied to all man-
kind. The religious person, who has the two-
fold reach to his thought and conduct but is so
unified that there is the minimum of frustration
and conflict, may be a geologist, day laborer,
astronomer, or a campusnB.M.O.C.
Only when this consciousness of the spiritual

nature of the universe of which each of us is
a significant member, comes to type our work,
our science, our economy, our play, our world
order and our purpose will persons or people
grapple successfully with that stultifying sec-
ularism which frustrates us and periodically
rushes out to threaten our whole civilization.
- Edward W. Blakeman,
Counselor in Religious Education
seems to be the best solution to the supply prob-
lem. A few authorities in Alaska recently for-
mulated a highly practicable route. For nearly
a year they have been lobbying for the adoption
of their suggestion, but as yet the highest ad-
ministrative authorities have not given the pro-
posal serious consideration. In brief, the plan
calls for use of the inside passage to Skagway,
and the construction of a highway, less than
a third as long as the one originally proposed,
from there to the Richardson Highway, a road
already in operation and extending from Fair-
banks to the southern coast. Such a route would
not only serve to supply the interior with defense
materials at a rapid rate, but would also pro-
vide an adequate connection from Fairbanks to
Juneau, Alaska's capital, located on the "pan-
handle" and practically cut off from the bulk
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to take a swell course in the study of oral pen-
manship. It's a difficult course and requires
much work, but I think I can pass it. I'm also
sitting in on a course in art. It's very educa-
tional and is called "life drawing." I have de-
cided that marks aren't really what count, but1
it's what you learn in college. So I'm really go-
ing to try to learn something I'm interested in,
even if I do have to sacrifice my marks.
Incidentally, I think now is as good a time as
any to tell you about my mark in philosophy.
Philosophy is the study of the Greeks from Plato
to Aristotle. I didn't know when I took it that a
speaking, reading and writing knowledge of
Greek was a prerequisite, that classes were con-
ducted in Greek and that one-half of the text-
books were written in Sanskrit. I'm sure I was
the youngest person in the class-all the others
must have been graduates. By the time I'd dis-
covered that I couldn't do so well in philosophy
(because of inadequate training) it was too late
to drop the course. The course is so difficult
that it takes two instructors to teach it, Mr.
Henle and Mr. Frankena. One of them would
ho.ld the book and do the reading while the
other wrote on the blackboard.
Well, luckily, as you can see from'my report
card, I pulled out'of it with an E. I could have
gotten an F and that really would have been bad.-
There is a very nice man up here named Dean
Walter. He personally sent me a postcard to
come and see him. He is a very important man
and when I came in he told me he had been
wanting to see =me. He was very nice. He knew
I was on The Daily (he must have been reading
my stuff) and he asked me if I really thought
The Daily was worth the time I spent on it. I
told him maybe not because I was taking an
exceedingly difficult program next semester. He
said that it might be better to stay off The Daily
for a semester, especially because of the Greek
situation which I have explained above.
So you probably won't be seeing anything by
me in The Daily. The Daily really isn't so worth-
while anyway. It takes too much time. As far
as my usual Daily salary check is concerned, the
social security will handle that.
I just spent $21 on books (we have to buy a
rock collection for that Geology course), so if
you want to send me another check, I don't
mind. Love to Mickey and Arthur and con--
gratulate Simon upon getting Phi Bete. Too bad
they don't have a chapter here or I'd probably
be his fraternity brother.
In the upper left hand drawer of my bureau,
under the old socks, you will find a copy of High
School Self-Taught. Please send it to me as
soon as possible-I may do some tutoring on the
Much love to all and pet Pal for me.
P.S. Please don't mention anything in this
letter to Dad. I'll explain during Spring Vacation.

r set.A eg
WASHINGTON - Defense chiefs
aren't advertising it, but they are]
quietly trying to ward off a blow-up
over the host of dollar-a-year men
now working for the Government.
Some of the One Dollar men are
conscientious and sincere public ser-
vants. Others are less scrupulous.
While representing the Government
they have sold goods to the Govern-
ment, exerted inside pressure in favor
of their industries, represented clients
before government agencies - and
in one case tried to get the Justice
Department to ease up on its anti-.
monopoly action against the Alumi-
num Corporation of America.
Justice Department officials, in-
sidentally, long have been wrothy be-
cause several dollar-a-year tycoons
were on the wrong end of trust-bust-
ing proceedings.
All this has been no secret on Capi-
tol Hill, where the steadily growing
corps of One Dollar moguls has been
eyed with increasing resentment. Re-
cently this undercover indignation
took form in a bill by Senator Ken-
neth McKellar, veteran Tennessean,
to ban such business men from gov-
ernment service and to probe their
McKellar's plan is to await enact-
ment of the lend-lease bill before
pushing his measure, but meanwhile
IDefense chiefs, seeing the handwrit-
ing on the wall, have quietly started
cleaning up the situation themselves.
This has been done in a series of'
apparently unrelated moves Under
cover of transferring the original De-
fense organization to the new Of-
fice of Production Management, sev-
eral One Dollar men have been eased
I home with the high-sounding, face-
saving title of "Advisory Consultant"
pinned to their coat-tails. Others have
been shifted to jobs not directly con-
nected with their own industries.
Also, several non-commercial ex-
perts have been brought in to replace
One Dollar men in important sec-
tions of the OPM. And more house-
cleaning is still to come.
Dean Pound Of Harvard
Diplomats, Democrats and debu-
tantes thronged the lobby of Wash-
ington's Mayflower Hotel, suddenly
heard a woman's voice calling from
the mezzanine.
"Boy! Bell-boy! Will you get that
man; he's just gone around the corn-
A bell-hop, loaded with baggage,
tried to help but failed. The woman,
standing beside a writing desk, called
"Oh, Mr. Manager, could you help
me?" The manager appeared. "Could
you get Dean Pound for me? He's
just around the corner, and he can't
hear me."
The manager was more successful.
He brought Dean Roscoe Pound of
the Harvard Law School to a place
under the railing where Mrs. Pound,
from above, could make herself
"Darling," she called, beckoning
with her pen, "come up here, I need
you. I can't spell a word!"
Dean Pound climbed the stairs to
the mezzanine. Debutantes, diplo-
mats and Democrats resumed their
normal way of life.


VOL. LI, No. 105
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
Student Tea: President and Mrs.
Ruthven will be at home to students
Wednesday afternoon, March 5, from
4 to 6 o'clock.
Faculty, School of Education: At-
tention is called to the change in
date for the faculty meetings. The
March meeting will be held on Mon-
day, March 17, at 4:15 p.m. in the
School of Education Library.
Faculty, School of Education: At-
tention is called to the change in
date for the faculty meetings. The
March meeting will be held on Mon-
day, March 17, at 4:15 p.m. in the
School of Education Library.
To Members of the Faculty of the
College of Literature, Science, and
the Arts: The fifth regular meeting
of the Faculty of the College of Lit-
erature, Science, and the Arts for the
academic session of 1940-41 will be
held in Room 1025 Angell Hall, Mon-
day, March 3, at 4:10 p.m.
Edward H. Kraus
1. Consideration of the minutes of
the meeting of February 3rd, 1941
(pp. 710-713), which were distributed
by campus mail.
2. Retirement of Professors H. M.
Randall and N. H. Williams.
3. Introduction of new members of
senate rank.
4. Consideration of the reports: a.
Executive Committee, prepared by
Professor V. W. Crane. b. University
Council, prepared by Professor W. R.
Humphreys. c. Executive Board of
the Graduate School, prepared by
Associate Professor W. L. Ayres. d.
Deans' Conference, prepared by Dean
E. H. Kraus.
5. Special Order: Evaluation of
Faculty Services (continuation of dis-
6. New business.
7. Announcements.
The American Association of Uni-
versity Women Fellowship, in honor
of May Preston Slosson, is to be
awarded for 1941-42. Open to women
for graduate study. Application
blanks may be obtained at the Gradu-
ate School Office, and must be re-
turned to that Office, together with
letters of recommendations, before
March 24, 1941.
Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships: The
National Phi Kappa Phi Honor Soci-
ety each year awards a certain num-
ber of Graduate Fellowships with
stipend of $500 to be devoted to study
in some American College or Univer-
sity. Undergraduate members of
Phi Kappa Phi of the University of
Michigan, elected during the first
semester of the present year are eli-
gible to apply for one of these fellow-
ships. Since this is a national fel-
lowship and the competition is keen,
only those students with very high
academic records will be encouraged
to apply. The closing date fr ap-
plications to be received by the local
chapter is March 17. Further in-
formation and application blanks
may be secured from the secretary,
Mary C. Van Tuyl, in Room 3123 Na-
tural Science Building from 1 to 5
daily, March 1 to 7.
Presidents of Sororities and Fra-
ternities are reminded that second
semester membership lists were due
in the Office of the Dean of Students
on March 1.
Choral Union Members: The Uni-
versity Musical Society reminds mem-
bers of the University Choral Union
that courtesy tickets for the Nathan

Milstein concert will be given out
between the hours of 9 and 12 and
1 and 4, on the day of the concert,
Tuesday, Mar. 4, at the Society's of-
fices in Burton Memorial Tower.
Members will also receive their copies
of "Alleluia by d'Indy" at this time.
After 4 o'clock no tickets will be given
Academic Notices
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received notice of the following
United States Civil Service examina-
tions. Last date for filing applica-
tion is noted in each case:
Principal Superintendent of Con-
struction, salary $5,600, Dec. 31, 1941.
Senior Superintendent of Construc-
tion, $4,600, Dec. 31, 1941.
Superintendent of Construction,
$3,800, Dec. 31, 1941.
Associate Superintendent of Con-
struction, $3,200, Dec. 31, 1941.
Senior Instructor, Mobile Laundry,
$2,600, unto further notice.
Instructe, Mobile Laundry, $2,000,
until further notice.
Principal Instructor, Mobile Laun-
dry, $2,900, until further notice.
Lithographic Pressman, $2,000,
March 24, 1941.
Assistant Lithographic Pressman,

will be "Herpes and Related Viruses."
All interested are invited.
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
be held in Room 319 West Medical
Building, Wednesday, Mar. 5, at 7:30
p.m. Subject: "The Bile." All in-
terested are invited.
Botanical Seminar will meet Wed-
nesday, Mar. 5, at 4:30 p.1p., in Room
1139 N.S. Bldg. Paper by W. C. Steere
"A Year in Puerto Rico."
Zoology Seminar on Thursday, Mar.
6, at 7:30 p.m., in the Amphitheatre,
Rackham Bldg. Reports by MN. Rob-
ert G. Lindeborg on "Water require-
ments of some species and races of
North American rodents as related
to the aridity of their habitat" and
Mr. Paul H. Ralph on "Embryology of
the blood and blood forming organs
of the frog, Rana pipiens."
All students interested in a speial
non-credit course in remedial reading
are invited to attend an organization
meeting on Thursday, Mar. 6, Room
4009 University High School, at 4;00
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.
in \3201 A.H. The course will meet
for five weeks, three hours a week.
Psychology 31, all sections, make-
up examination will be given Thurs-
day, Mar. 6, at 7:00 p.m. in Room
1121 Natural Science."
Economics 101: Make-up final ex-
amination will be given Tuesday,
March 4, from 3:00-6:00 p.m., in room
205 Economics Bldg.
Economics 51 and 52: Make-up fin-
al examinations will be given Thurs-
day, March 6, 3:00-6:00 p.m. in room
207 Economics Bldg.
German Make-up Examinations
will be held on Saturday, March 8,
from 9-12 a.m. in room 301 U.H.
Philosophy 34: The make-up ex-
amination will be given in 202 M.H.,
Tuesday, March 4, at 2:00 p.m.
Botany 1 Makeup final examina-
tion for students absent from the de-
partmental final exam the first se-
mester will be given on Wednesday,
Mar. 5, in room 2033 N.S. at 7:00
Choral Union Concert: TheUfl
versity Musical Society will present
Nathan Milstein, violinist, Arthur
Balsam, accompanist, in the tenth
Choral Union concert Tuesday eve-
ning, March 4, at 8:30 o'clock, in
Hill Auditorium. Mr. Milstein will
appear instead of Georges Enesco,
who has been detained in Rumania
on account of the war.
Faculty Recital: Selections by nine
different composers will be included
in the recital to be given by Maud
Okkelberg, Pianist, at 4:15 p.m. today
in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.
The program is open to the general
public, and is part of the Faculty
Concert Series.
Organ Recital: Palmer Christian,
University Orangist, will present an
Organ Recital at 4:15 p.m. Wednes-
day, Mar.' 5, in Hill Auditorium. The
concert will be open to the general
Change of Concert Date: Due to
unavoidable circumstances, the Uni-
versity Symphony Orchestra Concert
scheduled for Monday, Mar. 3, has
been postponed to Mar. 10. The pro-
gram will begin at 8:30 pm., as orig-
inally announced. The Student Re-
cital by Allen Hogden on that date
has been cancelled.

An exhibition of Currier and Ives
prints and of work by Yasuo Kuni-
1Yoshi is open afternoons from. 2 to
5 in Alumni Memorial Hall, through
March 7.
Exhibition,/ College of Architecture
and Design: A collection of drawings
in various phases of Design from
Pratt Institute in New York, and an
exhibition of the last semester's work
in Design by students of the College,
are being shown in the third floor ex-
hibition room, Architecture Building.
Open daily 9 to 5, except Sunday,
through Mar. 10. The public is in-
University Lecture: The Honorable
Edwin Lowe Neville, recently Ameri-
can Minister to Thailand, will give
the following lecture under the au-
spices of the Political Science De-
partment at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday.
March 5: "Far Eastern Reactions
to Western Penetration," in the Rack-
ham Amphitheatre.
Attention is called to the changes




Dear Sir:
"El Sereno" in your columns asks why the
British common man, or "serf" as he terms him,
is willing to fight against Nazi Germany since
"the assumption that a new master would treat
him any worse is probably false", and "the com-
mon man has precious little stake" in the war
As a student and teacher of history I can
answer his question. The British "serf" enjoys
the freest government that now remains in the
world, except our own (there were some even
more democratic systems than either a few years
ago-but where are the Norwegian, Danish, and
Netherlandish democracies now?) The British
''serf" chooses the government by universal adult
suffrage. He has his own party, 'the Labour
Party, which is heavily represented in the pres-
ent government and a few years ago had the
premiership. He can himself fill any office ex-
cept that of King (in the United States there
is not even one exception!). He can speak, write,
assemble, organize, petition, strike and attack
the government by trenchant criticisms, not
with absolute freedom indeed, but more freely
than any other man in the world except the
British colonial and the American (the only
other freemen left, the Swedes, Swiss, and Finns
are constrained by fear of neighboring total-
itarian powers and have lost much liberty in
consequence of discussing international affairs).
If he falls afoul of the law he cannot be arrested
without formal legal process, nor held in prison
without trial, nor punished without the unan-
imous verdict of twelve fellow "serfs."
Now, as to what "El Sereno" calls the "threat
from the outside" with the implication on that
it is a mere bogey. The German "serf" (and the
lot of the Russian, the Italian, the Japanese or
anyone in any country any of them have con-
quered or influenced is much the same in prac-
tice, however phrases may differ) even in time
of peace has far less liberty than the British
"serf" even in time of war. He cannot speak,
write, assemble, organize, petition or strike with-
out special permission from the government,
under the threat of arrest without warrant,
punishment without trial, often execution with-
out legal process. Even sharing the general
ideology of the government does not save him-



THINGS the world will never know:
What the girls talked about dur-
ing the rest periods of their ,prelim-
inary basketball game Friday. They
chattered on and on in that "where's
my compact?" manner, but the aud-
ience couldn't hear,
Here's a hard luck story about
Lylene Garner, of eastern New
Mexico college. On the first day of
school this year she fell upstairs
and suffered minor bruises. Then
she developed a recalcitrant ap-
pendix and had to have an opera-
tion. Shortly afterwards, in what.
she calls a blue trance, she sat
down on a hot radiator, arising
therefrom with no little pain. Next
she was accidentally hit by a play-
ful girlfriend and sported a black
eye. Now she has a broken nose, ac-
quired when she walked into a door
that should have been open... but
wasn't. That's college for you.
saps college has 2112 dates per

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