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Washington Merry-Go-Round



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Editorial Staff

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

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. . . Exchange Editor

Inside reason why Roosevelt is making his
special campaign trip to the key industfial cen-
ter, Cleveland, is contained in these two sharply
contrasting sets of figures:
In 1936 he carried Cleveland by 184,000 . As
of today, local polls still show him leading-but
only by 60,000 to 80,000 votes. This is not
enough to offset the big Willkie majorities sure
to come from the rural districts.
So unless the President can stoke up his vote
in Cleveland and the other industrial centers
of Ohio, he can kiss the Buckeye State goodbye.
Today the odds in Ohio favor Willkie. How-.
ever, the battling is so close that Republican
managers privately hold their breaths. In se-
cret estimates, they figure Willkie will skin
through by from 50,000 to 75,000.
This, interestingly enough, is just about the
margin which the Democrats privately expect
to win. During Roosevelt's Dayton-Columbus
trip several weeks ago, Ohio Democratic leaders
told him their private polls showed a 50,000 to
60,000 margin.
So with Ohio casting over 3,000,000 votes this
year, these estimates show how close the boys
are figuring and how uncertain is the Buckeye
Burton In
No matter which candidate wins the presiden-
tial battle, one thing is certain regarding the
local battle! Harold H. Burton, Cleveland's re-
form Republican Mayor, is the sure-shot win-
ner of the senatorial toga relinquished by Dem-
ocratic "Honest Vic" Donahev.
Burton is making a runaway race and will
lead the rest of the GOP ticket by a wide maw
gin. His Democratic opponent, John McSweeney,
hasn't even been able to get started.
Burton is a man to watch. For if the 1944
Republican presidential race is open to all
comers, he will be one of the leading contestants.
Burton has White House ambitions and has
demonstrated that in his quiet way he usually
gets what he goes after. He will be no "ball of
fire" in the Senate, because he is not that type.
But the Senate will know he is there.
Honest, able and courageous, he cleaned up
Cleveland's once notorious underworld so thor-
oughly that the city now has one of the best
police records in the country. Although once a
corporation lawyer, Burton has greatly expanded
the municipal power plant, despite the bitter
opposition of private utilities. He has also de*-
fended WPA and is now engaged in a hot fight
with the street car company over a franchise
Ohio's GOP machine didn't like the idea of
Burton being the party's candidate for Senator.
Particularly opposed was Governor John Bricker,
with whom Burton had a sulphurous battle over
relief "last spring. Furthermore, Bricker has
White House ambitions of his own.
But in the primary Burton bowled over the
machine like ten pins, and the boys hastened
to make peace. Now all is harmonious and he's

their fair-haired hero-for the present.
Willkie's Godfather
Elwood, Ind., may be the proud birthplace of
Wendell Willkie but Portsmouth, O., claims the
title of godfather. Reason is that five years
ago a number of Portsmouth folks aided in sav-
ing Willkie from what might have been a fatal
airplane crash.
Willkie had been summoned to a business
conference in New Orleans, had chartered a
plane at Newark, N. J., to take him to Cincin-
nati and catch a southbound train. Over West
Virginia his plane became lost in a severe storm
and the pilot began radioing nearby airports to
[et his bearings.
He was unable to get any response. Finally,
around 7 p.m., the plane flew over Portsmouth
and began circling to attract attention. L. W.
Burns, local newsman, noticed the ship and
-c 4.r r' 'r' Leedom, who rushed an emer.
the town's airfield.
A number of residents also drove out to add
the headlights of their cars for this purpose.
With these emergency means the field was suf-
ficiently lighted so the big ship was able to land
In order not to alarm his wife, Willkie did not
disclose his identity at the time. Later it was
revealed that he and an attorney of Common-
weath and Southern, which he then headed, were
the passengers during the scary experience.
On Flanders Fields
Germany allows no press reports to tell of
the plight of France, but this does not prevent
refugees in America from telling what's going on.
A dramatic picture of French life is brought
overseas by the secretary of the manufacturers'
association of France, M. Robert A. Dordet, who
came in by Baltimore, and was not exposed to
general press interviews. As told the Merry-
Go-Round exclusively, this is his story:
There are no automobiles on the streets of
France, because there is no gasoline. Supplies
have been cut off by the British embargo and
later the German.
There is a shortage of all foods, a complete
absence of some. There is no coffee, no tea, -no
butter, no milk. Winter is coming and there is
no coal.
Furthermore, the invasion of refugees-
French, Belgian and Dutch-has reduced food
supplies. So far, refugees swarming all over
the countryside have kept themselves alive on.
the fruits and vegetables of southern France.
Fall harvesting and planting is further dis-
rupted by the absence of workers. A million
French soldiers are held as prisoners, and re-
quests for their release to work in fields and
factories have been unavailing. Three times
Vichy's Vice Premier Laval went to Paris to ap-
peal to the German high command, and even
was refused an audience. Germany was too
busy waging war on England to talk about
problems of peace.

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Women's Business Manager .
Women's Advertising Manager

Irving Guttman
Robert Gilmour
Helen Bohnsack
Jane Krause

The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers

Objectors Tolerated .

. .

AST WEEK the basic patterns of
American life changed. The United
States watched the registration of 16,000,000
men, many of whom would form the first con-
tingents of this nation's first peacetime conscript
army. Just how would a conscript army changRj
the social and economic fabric of the country?
What would be the short-run and final effects
ou~ unemployment? What would be the major
results of group living on a mass scale? And
what would be the status of the conscientious
The problem of the conscientious objector,
growing out of the age-old conflict between
the state and the individual, was indeed im-
portant. For its intelligent solution would pro-
vide a severe test for the democratic concept
that minority opinion at all times deserves re-
spect and consideration.
The Conscription Act "relieves any person of
combatant training and service who, by reason
of religious training and belief, is in good' faith
conscientiously opposed to participation in war
in any form." And from Washington come re-
ports that War Department officials in charge
of draft regulations favor a liberal interpreta-
tion of this particular clause to include all gen-
uine objectors, whether they be religious, hu-
manitarian or political.
It is to be hoped that such reports are accurate,
that the somewhat narrow provisions of the
Conscription Act be broadened in actual prac-
tice. For is it not clear that the so-called human-
itarian and political objectors are just as sin-
cere in their protestations against war as those
who belong to a religious sect? Are not political
and humanitarian arguments against war as
valid and as tenable as religious objections? For
who would undertake to make the artificial dis-
tinctions between the various forms of ob-
This whole problem of the conscientious ob-
jector, complex and delicate as it surely is, will
be decided in large measure by-the local draft
boards. The composition of these boards must
be scanned with care by all those who are in-
terested in preserving the admittedly necessary
respect for minority groups and their beliefs.
Equal care must be exercised in checking the
personnel of the various appeal boards, espe-
cially the one set up by the U.S. Department of
Justice. These boards will be at all times the
focal point of the problem of the conscientious
One cannot stress too much the need for fair
and reasonable treatment of the sincere con-
scientious objector, whether religious, human-
itarian or political. One may have come to the
reluctant conclusion for himself that the prin-
ciple of conscription is a tragic necessity in the
World of 1940. But this conclusion does not im-
ply that the same person is not still interestedf
in the welfare of those who are determined td
maintain at all odds their stand against war.
In this era of crisis no abrogation of important
democratic principles, including the rights of
minorities, can be permitted.
- Chester Bradley
Japan seems irked that the United States

VOL. L. No. 24
Publication in the Daily Official 1
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
College of Literature, Science, and
the Arts, Schools of Music, Educa-
tion, and Forestry: Students who re-
ceived marks of I or X at the close of
their last semester or summer session
of attendance will receive a grade of
E in the course unless this work is
made up by October 30. Students
wishing an extension of time beyond
this date in order to make up this
work should file a petition addressed
to the appropriate official in their
school with Room 4 U.H. where it4
will be transmitted.
Robert L. Williams,
Assistant Registrar.
Faculty of the College of Literature,1
Science, and the Arts: The five-week
freshman reports will be due Satur-
day, November 2, in the Academic
Counselors' Office, 108 Mason Hall.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received notice of the following
Civil Service examinations. The last
date for filing application is noted
in each case:
United States Civil Service
Principal Field Representative, sal-
ary $4600, November 18, 1940.
Senior Field Representative, salary
$3800, November 18, 1940.
Field Representative, salary $3200,
November 18, 1940.
Assistant Field Representative,
salary $2600, November 18, 1940.
Junior Tabulating Machine' Oper-
ator, salary $1,440, November 12, 1940.
Under Tabulating Machine Oper-
ator, salary $1260, November 12, 1940.
Junior Alphabetic Accounting Ma-
chine Operator, salary $1440, Novem-
ber 12, 1940.
Under Alphabetic Accounting Ma-
chine Operator, salary $1260,Novem-
ber 12, 1940.
Border Patrolman, salary $2000,
November 4, 1940.
Detroit Civil Service
Supervisor of Tenant Relations,
salary $3300, October 26, 1940.
Complete announcements on file
at the University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational nformation,
201 Mason Hall. Office hours: 9-12
and 2-4.
Academic Notices
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
meet in Room 319 West Medical
Building, at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Octo-
ber 28. Subject: "Some Problems
Related to Protein Analysis." All
interested are invited.
Chemistry 6, Sect. II, make-up ex-
amination will be held in Room 309,
Chemistry Bldg., on Monday, Oct.
28, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
A different kind of puppet show
came to the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre last night for a two-day
run, and while the Yale Puppeteers
are not new to Ann Arbor audiences,
their original music and up-to-date
routines made their performance
something novel and refreshing in
the theatrical calendar.
Michigan graduates Forman Brown',
'22, and Harry Burnett, '23, have
discarded the traditional attempt
to crate an illusion of reality about
the marionettes as they pull aside
the curtains to show the audience
the techniques of operating a pup-
pet show. The result is a fast-mov-
ing revue, with a charming air of
informality in which the puppets
still manage to retain an amazing life-

like quality. This is due to the remark-
able similarity of the marionettes to
their human counterparts, as well
as to the skill of Burnett and his
assistant Harry Brandon, in manip-
ulating the wooden dolls.
An innovation in this year's edi-
tion of "It's A Small World" is a
musical comedy, presenting only the
essentials that the averag~e theatre-
goer remembers about musicals. This
one, laid on Robinson Crusoe's des-
ert island, lampoons, but good hum-
oredly, Mrs. Roosevelt and her pro-
pensity for travel. After a discussion
by her of the troubles of this country
Friday is quite ready to remain on
the desert island he had been longing
to leave before her arrival.
As nine chorus girls come dancing
onto the stage-. it is easy to see how
Burnett and Brandon achieved th
distinction of being able to keep mor
puppets in action at one time than
can any other puppeteers. The pup-
pets go through a routine that is
surprisingly reminiscent of the danc-
ing of a Cotton Club Chorus.
The satire of Brown's lyrics is mos
telling, however, in the parodies o
familiar American figures. "Genial

All Students interested in enroll- a
ing in a special course in the im- 2
provement of reading, which is to C
be organized shortly, are invited to p
attend a general meeting at 4:00 a
o'clock Thursday, October 31, in Na- i
tural Science Auditorium. At that t
time the general plan of the course d
will be discussed, something will bee
said about the nature of the work,
and the days and hours of the class
meetings will be settled.
Concerts p
An All-American concert will be
presented by the University Sym-
phony Orchestra at 4:15 p.m. Sun-
day in Hill Auditorium, with PalmerI
Christian, University Organist, as
guest soloist. Conducted by Prof.
Thor Johnson, this concert is the
first of a series of four, and is open1
to the general public free of charge.a
Events Today c
Freshman Roundtable will be heldi
at 7:30 tonight in Lane Hall. Mr.
Kenneth Morgan will lead the discus-
sion on "The Nature and Existence
of God."s
Suomi Club meeting tonight at
8:00 at the International Center.
Saturday Luncheon Group will
meet today at 12:15 p.m. at Lane
Hall. Make reservations at Lane
Open House will be held at the
Hillel Foundation this afternoon fol-
lowing the football game. All Hillel
members and their guests are cord-
ially invited.
Graduate Dance (Informal) to- 1
night, 9:00-12:00, in the Assembly
Hall of the Rackham Building. Ad-
mission charge. Refreshments. Grad-..
uate students and faculty only in-
Michigan Wolverine will sponsor a
social hour tonight, 8:30-12:00, in- _
stead of on Sunday as in the past.,
Small charge per couple.
Coming Events
German Table for Faculty Mem-
hers will meet Monday at 12:10 p.m.
in the Founders' Room, Michigan
Union. Faculty members interested
in German conversation are cordially
invited. Professor Henry A. Sanders
will talk on "Lateinische Papyri in
Registration meeting of all people
interested in permanent positions
Wednesday, October 30, at 4:15 p.m.
in the Natural Science Auditorium.
The Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information wishes that
all seniors and graduate people de-
siring jobs be present at this meet-
ing. The detailed procedure of reg-
istration will be discussed at the
The Inter-Cooperative Council will
meet at eight o'clock Sunday in room
304, Michigan Union. Plans will be
laid for the formation of a coopera-
tive house on campus for married
students. All interested are invited.
Social Service Seminar will meet
Tuesday, 7:15-8:15 p.m. in Lane Hall.
Miss Anne Sprague will discuss "The
Sphere of the Volunteer in Social
Seminar in Religious Music will
meet Monday, 4:15 p.m. at Lane Hall.
Open House. Students and faculty
are invited to the Open House at
the Muriel Lester Cooperative House,
909 East University, Sunday, October
27, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
The Lutheran Student Association
will meet Sunday evening at 5:30 in

the Zion Lutheran Parish Hall. Sup-
per will be served and afterward Prof.
Paul Kauper of the Law School will
speak on "Reformation Echoes." All
are invited to attend.

will join the Walther Leaguers at a
Zone Rally to be held at Trinity
Church in Wyandotte. For trans-
portation meet at St. Paul's Church
t 1:30 p.m. The Student Club meet-
ng at te local church will be omitted
his Sunday. Halloween party Mon-
day evening at 8 o'clock. All Luth-
eran students and friends are invited.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church: Serv-
ce at 10:45 a.m. Sermon by Rev. C.
A. Brauer on "Render unto Caesar."
Disciples.Guild (Christian Church)
10:00 a.m. Students' Bible Class, H.
L. Pickerill, leader.
10:45 a.m. Morning Worship, Rev.
Fred Cowin, minister.
6:30 p.m. Guild Sunday Evening
Hour. A student panel will discuss
and compare some of the fundamen-
tal beliefs and practices of four of the
world's leading religions-Islam, Hin-
duism, Confucianism and Christian-
ity. Social hour and refreshments
will follow.
Zion Lutheran Church: Worship
service on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Ser-
mon by Mr. Roland Wiederanders on
"Jesus: Acquaintance or Friend."
Ann Arbor Society of Friends meets
in Lane Hall on Sunday for woship
at 5:00 p.m. A report of the Five-
year's Meeting held at Richmond
will be given at 6:00 p.m.
Unitarian Church: 11:00 a.m. "The
White House and the Dark Cloud,"
sermon by Rev. H. P. Marley.
7:30 p.m. Round Table Discussion
on "Campaign Issues" led by Neil
Staebler and George Meader. Re-
First Methodist Church: Morning
Worship Service at 10:40 o'clock. Dr.
C. W. Brashares will preach on "The
Wesley Foundation. Student class
at 9:45 a.m. in the Wesley Founda-
tion Assembly Room. Prof. Carroth-
ers, leader. Wesleyan Guild meeting
in the Assembly Room at 6:00 p.m.
Fellowship hour and supper following
the meeting.
First Presbyterian Church: 9:30
a.m. Bible class for University stu-
dents in the Choir Room. Professor
R. D. Brackett, teacher.
10:45 a.m. "Balancing the Soul's
Budget" will be the subject of the
sermon by Dr W. P. Lemon.
6:00 p.m. Westminster Student
Guild will meet for supper at 6:00
o'clock. At 7:00 o'clock there will
be a Symposium entitled "My Idea
of Religion," All students are cordi-
ally invited.
First Church of Christ, Scientist:
Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. Sub-
ject: "Probation After Death." Sun-
day school at 11:45 a.m.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church:
Sunday, 8:00 a.m. Holy Communion;
11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer and Ser-
mon; 11:00 a.m. Junior Church; 11:06
a.m., Kindergarten, Harris Hall; 7:00
p.m. College Work Program, Harris
Hall. Delegates to the Conference
of Youth of the diocese will speak
on "Making the Students' Religion
Most Effective." The Rev. Henry
Lewis will also speak on "How the
Church Works in General Conven-
tion." Refreshments.
First Congregational Church: 10:00
a.m. Adulty Study Group, "Our Her-
itage and Polity."
10:45 a.m. Dr. L. A. Parr will preach
on "The Cliffs-The Cliffs They
5:30 p.m. Ariston League. High
School group; supper and program.
7:00 p.m. Student Fellowship. Stu-
dents will discuss Youth and Life.

Social hour and refreshments follow-
Trinity Luthern Church: Worship
services Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Ser-
mon by Rev. Henry O. Yoder on
"Luther Speaks to Our Modern

We feel like feuding today. Second object of our feud is Messrs. Wirt-
1. In yesterday's Daily there appeared a rather chafter and Chandler. We seriously question
short editorial entitled "Washington Not Op- their ability as football-game-outcome-prognos-
posed to Third Term" by Albert P. Blaustein. ticators. In fact, with the invaluable aid of Hal
There was nothing "bad" about the editorial. Wilson of the sports staff, Fire and Water hereby
In fact, we won't even mention it. lists its selections for today's games and expects
What we object to is, specifically, the eternal them to be far more accurate than those of ei-
resort by so many allegedly eminent people, ther the Daily Double or the Scratch Pad.
journalists or what have you to the shades and
opinions of Washington, Jefferson, et al in dis- Michigan over Pennsylvana
cussions of contemporary issues. As far as we're Santa Clara over Michigan State
concerned, Washington's opinions on the third Ohio State over Cornell (and our fingers are
term, "foreign entanglements" are irrelevant in crossed)
contemporary discussion. So too are Jefferson's, Notre Dame over Illinois
Jackson's and the younger Pitt's. Minnesota over Iowa
The important consideration is that these Northwestern over Indiana
men acted and spoke and lived under far differ-
ent conditions than we at present experience Marquette over Texas Tech
sand that, given present conditions, the contem- Nebraska over Missouri
porary problems, they might have reacted far Harvard over Dartmouth
differently to today's problems. The whole Navy over Yale
matter is one, we feel, that should be relegated North Carolina over Tulane
to the Ivory Tower in which such quaint sub- Duke over Wake Forest
jects as "Who Wrote the Fourth Quarto of Julius
Hamlet" should be consigned. The important, Oklahoma over Iowa State
living fact is that we who reached maturity with Kansas State over Kansas
these problems, who have been already condi- Vanderbilt over L. S. U.
tioned by them, who are aware of the differences Georgetown over N. Y. 'U.
in our civilization over that of even 50 years ago, Penn State over Temple
make up our own minds and act upon our deci- Texas over Rice
sions. But please let Washington rest in peace. Fordham over St. Marys
He deserves that rest. Texas Christian over Tulsa

The City Editor's
'HARLES LINDBERGH has accepted an of-
' fer to speak to the students at Yale Univer-
sity. Maybe it would be just as well if he were
drafted for the Eli football team. It needs
, * * *
You probably noticed that Chicago has
begun a campaign designed to swing the
Ivy League from the eleven-man football
union. The Maroons want a six-man style

Letter To The Editor:
To the Editor:
Last Tuesday night Alpha Nu held their forum
on aid to Great Britain. Jim Bob Stephenson,
Harold Norris and Richard Steudel presented
their views in that order.
The Affirmative pointed out that we must aid
Great Britain (1) to prevent' Hitler from gain-
ing control of Europe and Africa, (2) to pre-
vent the situation of having two nations with
large navies confronting on us on both oceans,
and (3) to prevent the downfall of our economic
system as a result of an English defeat.
The Negative, presented by A. S. U. member
Harold Norris, presented an opposing argument
saying that (1) we would involve ourselves in
war, and (2) not help democracy abroad or (2)


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