THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1940
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
FIRE and WATER
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If there were any kind of justice, either poetic
or prosaic, we would now be in the Athens of
America, preparing to witness a titanic struggle
between the Crimson and the Maize and Blue.
Suffice it to say, here we are in Ann Arbor.
* * *
The Harvard Crimson, however, is interesting
reading matter even in Ann Arbor. Especially
the Crimson's sport page last Wednesday, and
the Harvard conceit contained therein. Says D.
Donald Peddie of the coming conflict: "Jock
(known to us as Bob) Ingalls, stellar pivot man
for the Maize and Blue, writes that he 'is look-
ing forward to the Harvard game with a great
deal of anxiety.' Just what he means by that
statement is a bit difficult to decide, but as the
game draws closer, it seems certain that Har-
vard will not be snowed under by any landslide.
Without attempting to set Harvard upon any
pedestal (now don't be modest) it is only fair to
point out that Michigan is pleased (we're em-
phasizing the pleased) to be on the Crimson
schedule. Harvard draws its major game oppo-
nents from a rather select group of schools and
would not, for example, arrange a game with the
Praying Polaks of Boston College or the Duke
Blue Devils. Harvard picks its spots pretty care-
fully when venturing away from Ivy League
competition. As a result, Michigan would not
desire to run up a large score on Harvard even
if it were possible to do so. Wolverine athletic
officials undoubtedly want to leave the road open
for more intersectional games with the Crimson
in the future."
* * *
These Harvard boys are so condescending, so
democratic. Incidentally, this column is being
written before the Harvard game.
A slinky sort of fellow with a sneer left these
definitions for Fire and Water a few moments
A sorority: a litter of kittens nursed on cold
A fraternity: a pack of wolves feeding on its
While we're reprinting a bit, we thought we'd
close with this little excerpt from Thursday's
"PM," which we consider to be the best paper
in New York these days.
"Time Aboard, Inc., 29 W. 57 St. makers of
the Willkie phonograph recording, 'A Personal
Message for Every American,' thought it would
be a good idea to put a record in tavern juke-
"They tried it in the phonograph at the-Park
Circle Bar, 1370 Sixth Ave., near 55th St. Here's
what happened, according to Joe Okoshken, the
'I let them put it in to see what it was all
about. I run a cosmopolitan joint. I try to
please everybody; lots of theatre people come in
here, like Daniel Frohman and Hugh Herbert.'
'Well, I put it in right next to Madame La-
Zonga. The customers caught on right away,
that very noon. By one o'clock I almost had to
call the cops.
'The Republicans would say, 'What a man!
He's got everything! The Democrats would say,
'What's he got that Roosevelt ain't got? They'd
get arguing so much they wouldn't buy a drink.
'The Democrats bawled me out for not being
non-partisan, and the Republicans bawled out
the Democrats. One guy tried to throw the
whole machine out into Sixth Avenue. It was a
tough 47 hours before I got them to take the
damn thing away.,
Time Aboard says they've sold thousands of
the records (50 cents apiece). But they aren't
putting any more in taverns."
Personally, we prefer Madame LaZonga.
C. 6in L".fl,
By KARL KESSLER
Assistant Business Manager .
Women's Business Manager.
Women's Advertising Manager
spotlight of war
shifted about the
succession of axis
world as a
NIGIT EDITOR: ROBERT
The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
Unfair To Citizen . .
NO ONE KNOW6 less than Mr. Aver-
age' Citizen just what the actual
military strength of the United States is. And
It appears that he will not be enlightened. From
now on, the lid is to be clamped down on in-
formation from the war department. Army of-
ficers say that the order to withhold such in-
formation comes from their superiors. General
staff officers say that Col. Henry L. Stimson,
secretary of war, is the person responsible for
Not since early May, when Gen. George C.
Marshall, chief of staff, gave a Senate committee
figures on equipment "on hand" as of May 1
has anything official come from the war de-
Since then what little the public has learned
about the strength of our army has come through
congressional channels in "bootleg" style. And
now the lid is to be clamped down even more
Col. Simpson gives as his reason for declining
to give out military information the fact that
such information might prove even more inter-
esting to "hostile eyes" than to the American
Whether or not this is the real reason cannot
be said for certain. However the navy depart-
ment seems to have little fear of "hostile eyes,"
for only last week Colonel Knox gave reporters
a tabulation of navy airplanes "on hand," show-
ing the navy has but 1,800 useful planes.
There have been many statements by political
opponents of the administration that the silence
in the war department is due to "political rea-
sons." Republicans claim that Willkie's repeated
barbs at the Roosevelt defense record have
caused the censorship. This is, however, mere
conjecture, and the open records of the navy
department would seem to disprove these claims.
But whatever the reasons, it does seem that
the censorship of military facts sis quite unjusti-
fied. If the navy department has no fear of
"hostile eyes," there seems to be little reason
for Col. Stimson's fear.
In an election year and in a time of world
crisis, the public has a right to know just how
strong the United States is. If, as Willkie claims,
military preparations have been going forward
in low gear, or if preparations have been actually
moving at full speed, the citizen at least has a
right to know the truth. It is his government,
and any defense of it would be to protect his
liberty. He's meeting the bills, so he has a right
to know whether or not he's getting his money's
College Men -
Good Americans *
N A SHORT TALK Saturday wel-
coming some 150 members of the
American Society for Metals back to Ann Arbor,
Dean Ivan C. Crawford of the Engineering Col-
lege made the following statement:
"Students are definitely not plotters of revo-
lution or anything of the kind but are just like
the rest of us in believing in the freedom brought
to them by our democracy."
And for that statement we, the students, wish
University Council meeting.
IOOF convention in Union.
* * *
IOOF convention continued.
* * *
Registration for selective service,
Pre-Medical Society smoker in
IOOF convention concluded.
* * *
Annual meeting of University
Press Club of Michigan in
Art Cinema League film, "The
End of a Day," in Lydia Men-
Student Religious Association lec-
ture, "The Nature of Man," in
Univesity Press Club of Michigan
Art Cinema League film, "The
End of a Day," continued.
* * * .
Homecoming football game, Mich-
igan vs. Illinois.
Yost Testimonial Dinner, Water-
University Press Club of Mich-
igan meeting concluded.
Art Cinema League film, "The
End of a Day," concluded.
Britain jittery, neutral nations ap-
prehensive and enticed the U.S. closer
to the brink of war.
In Europe ...
Newest sphere of aggression for
Herr Hitler's protective league is Ru-
mania. Inspired by recurring broth-
erly love, Adolf's mob moved in to
protect Rumanian oil wells: a source
of fuel vital to non-belligerent Bri-
tish allies Greece and Turkey.
Politically controlled by Germany
since the hurried exile of King Carol,
Rumania is now further folded under
the Axis wing by the concentration
of Reichswehr troops in the Balkans,
including as yet unconfirmed re-
ports of military penetration of Hun-
gary and Yugoslavia as well as Ru-
mania. Noted was the quick streng-
thening of garrisons on the Greecian
and Turkish borders.
Apparently no less pro-British in
the face of oil shortages were Greece
and Turkey. Traditional guardian of
the Dardanelles, Turkey met threat
with threat, announced that 2,000,000
bayonets stood ready to oppose any
Axis move eastward.
Long-term purpose of the Nazi
move was generally interpreted as
aimed toward German aid to Italy
in the Egyptian campaign.
The Far East...
Japan's belligerent attitude in the
Far East, near the boiling point last
week, appeared to be calming slight-
ly by week's end as Britain annouhced
reopening the Burma Road and U.S.
chiefs began concentrating warships
in Jap-coveted waters.
First to feel the brunt of rising
anti-Japanese sentiment was Nip-
pon-controlled Fu Hsiao-en, puppet
mayor of international-focal point
Shanghai. Enraged by his murder,
Japanese troops declared martial law,
Jubilant over Britain's action was
war-weary Chinese Generalissimo
Chiang Kai-Shek. Reopening of the
Burma Road again will give China
access to vital war materials.
In the U.S., Navy heads were quick
to take up the challenge. Disclosed
by Navy Secretary Knox was the
concentration of 4,200 navy recruits
on the West Coast to strengthen Paci-
fic Fleet units. War Secretary Stim-
son quickly added that army units
in Hawaii will be enlarged.
Japanese-controlled Chinese pup-
pet mayor of Shanghai, Fu Siao-En,
was assassinated last week by an
unidentified intruder who slashed
the throat of the 70-year-old Fu
as he slept in his. closely-guarded
By WILLIAM H. NEWTON
With theworld tensely watching
European and Asiatic action this
week Americans once more took time
out to focus attention from pre-elec-
tion politics to the World Series, as
the Cincinnati Reds won the cham-
pionship Wednesday afternoon, tak-
ing the last two games to overcome
a 3-2 lead held by the Detroit Tigers.
Pol i tics...
Republican Nominee Wendell Will-
kie shared the campaign limelight
with the "non-campaigning" Presi-
dent, as the aspiring Willkie began
his week's campaigning by confer-
ring with AFL Leader Green.
Continuing his verbal bombard-
ment, the GOP hope blasted at his
rival's supporters and demanded the
truth regarding the Administration's
stand on war participation.
The President made news when he
began a defense-progress inspection
tour of Pennsylvania and Ohio Thurs-
day night, stopping off for addresses
and appealing to workers for in-
creased speed in manufacture of war-
With GOP and Democratic fac-
tions bickering over the recess ques-
tion, Republican Senator McNary
blocked the drive to end the Congres-
Rapid-fire criticism, meanwhile,
brought House attention to Attorney-
General Jackson's ruling that NLRB
decisions were conclusive as applied
to other agencies until otherwise de-
^ided in court. NLRB Investigating
Committee Chairman Howard W.
Smith called in Attorney Jackson,
War and Navy Department and de-
fense work bigwigs for questioning.
Biggest defense news of the week
was rumor, neither confirmed nor
denied by Army high-ups, that 36
U.S. superplanes, famed Flying For-
tresses, were in British hands and
seeing action over Europe.
With speed the by-word in arma-
ment work, Defense Commissioner
Knudsen attacked Attorney-General
Jackson's ruling on NLRB decisions.
Knudsen announced meanwhilo th'at
defense work contracts exceeding
$8,000,000,000 had been let up to
In answer to last week's Nazi
thrust into the Balkans, President
Roosevelt ordered Treasury Depart-
ment officials to "freeze" Rumanian
funds in the U. S.
DYKSTRA . . . . draft head.
Clarence A. Dykstra, University
of Wisconsin president, last night
accepted the post as supervisor of
the Army's imminent draft pro-
gram. (Story on Page 1)
London And Berlin...
After several days of lull in *the
perpetual Berlin-London bombing
duel, both RAF and Luftwaffe units
resumed the deadly exchange of
bombs late this week. Sadly wrecked
in London was historic St. Paul's
Cathedral. A volunteer bomb dis-
posal crew saved it last week.
Washlngton Merry- Go-Round
WHEN Harry Hopkins first proposed that Nel-
son Rockefeller be appointed coordinator of
Latin American affairs of the National Defense
Commission, there arose a mighty howl from
the State Department.
Mr. Rockefeller, the State Department claimed,
smelled too much of oil. His grandfather's and
his father's oil companies had been down in
Latin America battling the Mexican govern-
ment, and the Bolivian and Colombian govern-
ments. So, the State Department argued, young
Rockefeller would begin his job with two strikes
The White House, concerned over these argu-
ments, held up the Rockefeller appointment for
approximately three months; finally bowed to
the persuasive influence of Harry Hopkins and
appointed the young millionaire anyway. Since
then two things have happened:
1. The State Department. has gone its own
polite and dignified way, ignoring whenever pos-
sible the existence of anyone named Rocke-
2. The refreshing Mr. Rockefdler seems to
have justified all that Harry Hopkins ever said
about him by unobtrusively but energetically
malting good. In the short time he has been
functioning under the long-winded title of "Co-
ordinator of Commercial Relations between the
American Republics," he has really breathed
new life into one of the most important fields
of American foreign affairs.
Radio City Executive
a GET the complete picture, you have to
know a bit more about young Mr. Rocke-
feller. The woods are full of Rockefellers This
particular one is 32 years old, the second son of
John D., Jr. He has five children, including
twins, and sometimes is described as the Rocke-
feller who has taken most interest in Radio City
(Rockefeller Center), of which he is a director,
and also helped to build up the Museum of
But in Latin America, young Rockefeller had
carved out a unique distinction even before he
accepted his present post on the Defense Com-
mission. He had gone down to Venezuel'a in
connection with his family's oil companies, and
had become impressed with the idea that Amer-
ican business in Latin America had to be more
than a leech industry-had to do more than drill
wells and suck oil out of the ground.
Furthermore, and particularly in Venezuela,
he saw that after that country had exhausted
the one commodity upon which it had been so
dependent, economic chaos would follow togeth-
er with the same policy applied in Mexico-ex-
Joined With Local Money
%O young Rockefeller began working on the
idea of diversifying Venezuela's industries
and diversifying them on a partnership basis.
In other words, instead of merely bringing more
American capital to Venezuela, he set up a com-
pany in which local money joined with him in
building a hotel in Caracas to be operated joint-
ly by American and Venezuelan directors.
This is one of Rockefeller's objectives as co-
ordinator of Latin American affairs on the de-
fense council-namely, to set up corporations in
which Latin American capital will mix with,
American money, in contrast to the old practice
of Yankee exploitation with Yankee dollars.
The City Editor's
President Robert M. Hutchins is one of Amer-
ica's known scholars. He made one of his finest
speeches the other day. You college students
should be interested. We quote:
* * *
"In the university, with its credit of freedom,
truth and justice, lies the vital force of the na-4
tion today, and the hope of the rest of the
world. Civilization must find a refuge in Amer-
* * *
"Modern dictators have shown they can-
not tolerate a university like this. The rea-
son is that a university like this is a symbol
of the good life.
* * *
"A good life is a life directed to knowing the
truth and doing justice. It is impossible without
freedom of action and freedom of thought. Free-
dom, thought, and justice would be fatal to the
* * *
"We must agree to large expenditures on
the material means of national defense, but
we cannot be happy about it. it is necessary
and that is all that can be said for it.
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
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4. Time of Registration.
Registration offices will be open at
7 a.m. and will not close until 9 p.m.
Since registration is being handled
by voluntary workers who receive no
pay, students are requested whenever
possible to register between the hours
of eight and five in order that a min-
imum staff may take care of other
Bulletin boards in most school will
carry suggested schedules for regis-
tration. Please consult your school
bulletin boards and register accord-
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your school please register at the
earliest possible moment.
5. Registration Certificate.
Each registrant will b.e given a
registration certificate which he
should carry at all times, "as he may
be required to show it from time to
6. Change of Address After Regis-
Each student who changes his ad-
dress at any time after registration
shoula address a communication to
the Selective Service Board in his
home city indicating his new address.
This is tne individual student's re-
sponsibility and cannot be borne or
shared by anyone.
Robert L. Williams
To the Members of the Faculties:
With reference to matters concerning
national defense in which the assist-
ance of the University as an institu-
tion is sought by the federal govern-
Conference in such matters. The
Deans' Committee on National De-
fense is composed of Dr. Louis Q.
Hopkins, Chairman, Dean C. S. Yoak-
um, and Dean J. B. Edmonson. Pro-
posals for University participation
in national defense measures will, in
the first instance, be referred to this
committee, and members of the facul-
ties who desire information about
matters of this nature should con-
sult with Dr. Hopkins or the other
Alexander G. Ruthven
Senate Reception: Since no in-
dividual invitations are being sent,
this is a cordial invitation to all mem-
bers of the teaching staff and their
wives to be present at the Senate Re-
ception to new members of the facul-
ties on Tuesday evening, October 22,
in the ballroom of the Michigan
Union at 8:30 p.m. The reception
will take place from 8:30 to 10:00
o'clock, after which there will be
dancing from 10:00 to 12:00. It s
especially hoped that new teaching
fellows and instructors may be pres-
ent and the chairmen of departments
are asked to be of assistance in bring-
ing this about.
Apparatus Exchange: The Regents
authorize the sale of scientific ap-
paratus by one department to
another, the proceeds of the sale to
be credited to the budget account of
the department from which the ap-
paratus is transferred, under follow-
Departments having apparatus
which is not in active use are advised
to send description thereof to the
University Chemistry Store, of which
Professor R. J. Carney is director.
The Chemistry Store headquarters
are in Room 223 Chemistry Build-
ing. An effort will be made to sell the
apparatus in the other departments
which are likely to be able to use
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