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Editorial Staff

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

. . . Managing Editor
. . . Editorial Director
. . . . City Editor
. . . Associate Editor
. . . Associate Editor
Associate Editor
* . . Associate Editor
. . . . Sports Editor
. . . Women's Editor
. . . Exchange Editor

Two Studies in Death only mash him and kill him anyhow. By the
IF YOU have a weak stomach, or are afraid, time I could turn off the lamp, unscrew the bulb
and pull him out, he would be dead. In fact he
don't read any more of this column, because was dead by the time I had rushed through these
today, not for any reason except that they hap- alternatives of mercy in my head. His body l
pened, I am going to tell about two deaths by there, will lay there until my landlady fishes
fire. It doesn't make pleasant reading matter him out during spring cleaning. He won't suffer
maybe, and yet there's a value in death. Death any more when I turn on the light, so there's
makes of all people or things that live, one thing no use my getting maudlin and having obsequies
and one thing only. over his twisted body. But ls death was a bad
The first death sounds insane and macabre thing, and I am sorry for him, sorry when I look
when I put it down sitting here at my typewriter. at the way all of his body that possibly could be
It is the death of a fly. For a week, up until is twisted away from that searing bulb. I can't
Sunday night, this fly had been warming itself wish that fly to hell any more,rHe died in hell.
in my room. I tried several times to swat it with
a magazine, but as you know, the air currents
set up by solid swatters blow the fly out of the THE OTHER DEATH was out on the Jackson
way every time. And at last, as always, I had road, two years ago this fall. It is one of
grown used to the fly, and I didn't try to kill it those stories behind stories that I will tell you
any more. It wasn't a mean fly, by which I imply sometimes. At the time it made the headlines
nothing animistic; it was just a black, rather here and other places, but as a news story, as
noisy fly which sat for long times near the win- the kind of a story you can read on page one of
dow and sometimes buzzed. We learned to get today's paper any time. It wasn't my story;
along. He learned not to flit around near my Harry Kelsey was on the city beat that fall, and
head, and not to make the buzzing noise when I just happened to be along because we wanted
I was sitting at my desk working. I learned not some beer. Harry did a good job on the story,
to shut him in between the window and the but I've always wanted to tell it my way just
screen, and not to frighten him needlessly by once, and until this year I haven't had a chance.
waving my arms at him when I did not intend Two boys from Canada were carrying a load
to kill him. I will not say we were friendly. I of alcohol in the back of a business coupe with
don't think he ever forgot that if I were given special springs. There were five and ten gallon
the chance I would smash him into hell for tins of the stuff, and I guess from what I heard
breakfast very quickly and gladly, but we got later they were going to smuggle it into Ontario,
along, and though he didn't know it, I wasn't but don't quote me on that. They ran into the
trying very hard by Sunday. back of a truck, just at the top of a hill a couple
And yet that I tried at all is what is making of miles out of town. The motor rammed back
me write this obituary for him. I feel that I against their legs. The tins of alcohol smashed
have caused his death in the most horrible way forward against the back of the seat, and their
possible. He was making that buzz noise when backs. They were pinned in the car, and i
I came in about midnight. I started to undress, burned.
and he got in under the parchment shade of my Harry and I got there not very long after word
study lamp, and the sound of the buzz buzz came to the police station here. We heard the
was much louder because of the drum like sur- sirens, the sirens that always scare people in the
face on which he sat. I waved my hand under night, and we found a cab, and got out there.
the lamp, but it did not frighten him away, he A mile away we saw what it was. The fire shot
was beginning to understand me. Then I did up maybe forty or fifty feet in the still night
the bad thing. I took the shade off the lamp, air, and it showed like a big white torch from
leaving him exposed against the frosted white way off.
surface of the bowl in which the bulb sets. I can't tell it all. There isn't room here, and
it's pretty awful stuff. All I can tell you about
HE MUST HAVE FIGURED that showing is the two black chunks in the car, and the way
black on white like that, with a hundred the sockets of the eyes seemed to look out at
watt bulb inside that bowl making him an easy the ring of frightened people standing helplessly
target, he would be swatted. That's what I mean. around. A fire truck came up with a little ex-
He wouldn't have been swatted. But he must tinguisher, and for a second firemen sprayed the
have thought he would have, because he seemed thing on the flame, but they were afraid to set
to go mad. He flew fast but erratically in tight off another explosion, and of course it looked
circles around the lamp, buzzing loud and an- ridiculous and futile, so he took the brass tube
grily. I just stood and watched. It made me a back to the truck, and joined the people who
little sore the way he was buzzing nasty like he stood there staring into the fire.
was, but I wasn't going to swat him, not against
that glass bowl, because I would break the bowl. Wbl, no more of that. It's the angle I want to
And then he seemed just to dive, still buzzing, tell you about. You know part of what I felt, but
right down inside the bowl, down past the hot the angle was this. The door of the car on the
sides of the hundred watt bulb, down right intoright side hung open part way. The hand of the
the brassy, almost red hot depths where the bulb black thing on the right si e still clung to the
screws down into its socket. He buzzed fran- handle of that door. He aln opt made it.
tically, then quickly in short spasmodic grad- Am I just brutal to talk about these things?
ually weaker sounds. I am not a silly guy, but Maybe so. Maybe it's time someone pointed out
I honest-to-god would have got him out of there how awful fate or circumstance alone can be
if I possibly could have, but what could I do? without any help from pitiful, miserable man.
He was down where I could never reach him It doesn't matter. You'll get out of this just
with my fingers, and the bulb was too hot for what you brought to it. I can't change or influ-
that anyhow. He was down where if I used a ence any of you. I can only tell about me. So
pencil or something to try to reach him I would long until soon.


Business Staff
Business Manager .
Assistant Business Manager
Women's Business Manager
Women's Advertising Manager

Irving Guttman
Robert Giamour
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
The Greek Invasion
And U.S. Attitudes ....
A T DAWN MONDAY Italian troops
. moved into Greece. By noon Italian
planes had bombed the city of Athens. British
fleet units in the Eastern Mediterranean were
reported steaming into action. Unconfirmed
reports circulated that Turkey would soon de-
clare war on Italy. The Balkan cauldron had
finally gracked wide open.
It was executed according to the time-tested
Fascist pattern. First came the refined tech-
nique of the "build-up." Italian sources bump-
tiously claimed that Albanins in Greece were
being mistreated. "Grave British threats to
Greek independence" were also discovered. Then
came the exchange of diplomatic notes, the
usual ultimatums and finally the actual mili-
tary thrust across the Greek-Albanian borders.
It was the "revolution of nihilism" once again
rampant, working out its military maneuvers
grimly and inexorably.
('REECE was of course pitifully unprepared to
meet the Fascist onslaught. Her army was
estimated at 100,000 men, her air corps had no
more than 125 warplanes and her navy was to-
tally inadequate. But Greece was merely a pawn
in the game of power politics, a geographical
means of extending the war-front. Greece ap-
parently was scheduled to become another focal
point in "the Near East campaign. But it was
clear that Greece's allies would necessarily have
to face the brunt of the.new Fascist attack.
What would be the probable American reac-
tion? No doubt momentary surprise, mingled
regret and pity for the vulnerability of strate-
gically located little states, vague feelings of con-
fusion and uneasiness over the extension of the
war to new fronts and manifestations of firm
disapproval of almost continuous Fascist ag-
SUCH DEVELOPMENTS as the Italian invasion
of Greece underline the need for a con-
sistent American attitude toward the Second
World War, a flexible philosophy which would
take each recurrent move by the totalitarian
powers in its stride. Without such a national
outlook each new phase of the European con-
flict results in a demoralization of American
morale, in a general despair which tends to
breed irrational thinking.
This "consistent American attitude" need not
have, must not have a militaristic basis. It need
not have, must not have a narrow isolationist
character. It would be born out of an underlying
sensitivity to all the tragedy of the World of
1940. No place for the "ivory tower." But it
would be born, too, out of a vigorous determina-
tion to concentrate national attention upon the
critical problem of making our own democracy
a thumping success.
SUCH AN ATTITUDE does not deserve to be
attacked as national selfishness, as evidence
of our chronic inability to adopt a "world" point
of view. Indeed it is built on the very idea of
our relationship to our external environment,
on our tie-up with the rest of the world. It is
built on the conception that improving the so-
cio-economic processes of our own democracy
is the most constructive contribution that Amer-
ica can make to a war-torn world.
-Chester Bradley
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VOL. LI. No. 26 o
Publication In the Daily Officiala
Bulletin is constructive notice to allE
members of the University. t
First Mortgage Loans: The Univer- f
sity has a limited amount of funds to
loan on modern, well-located, Ann s
Arbor residential property. Inter
est at current rates. F.H.A. terms
available. Apply Investment Office,
Room 100, South Wing. University
College of Literature, Science, andd
the Arts, Schools of Music, Educa-1
tion, and Forestry: Students who re-
ceived marks of I or X at the close ofe
their last semester or summer session
of attendance will receive a grade ofs
E in the course unless this work is
made up by October 30. Studentsp
wishing an extension of timebeyond
this date in order to make up this
work should file a petition addressedi
to the appropriate official in theirP
school with Room 4 U.H. where it 1
will be transmitted.a
Robert L. Williams,o
Assistant Registrar.t
Student Organization: All studentv
organizations desiring official recog-
nition for the College Year 1940-41a
should file a list of officers with then
Dean of Students in Room 2, Univer-
sity Hall on or before November 1.
This information should be made out
on forms to be obtained at the Office
of the Dean of Students and shouldE
include the name, address and class1
of each officer. Early in November a
list of all organizations which have
been given offical recognition will be
published in the Michigan Daily.
School of Music Conference: Mr.1
Lee Pattison, guest lecturer at the1
School of Music, will speak at 4:151
p.m. today in the Assembly Hall, third]
floor of the Rackham Building, before
an assembly open only to college stu-
dents of the School of Music and1
tudents in other schools and colleges
enrolled in Music Literature courses.
He will discuss problems in music
pedagogy. Conferences for special
groups will also be held from 10
a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday, Thurs-
day, and Friday in the same room.
. Faculty of the College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts: The five-week
freshman reports will be due Satur-
day, November 2, in the Academic
Counselors' Office, 108 Mason Hall.
Bronson-Thomas Prize in German:
Value $40. Open to all undergraduate
students in German distinctly Ameri-
can training. Will be awarded on the
results of a three-hour essay compe-
tition to be held under departmental
supervision in the latter half of
March, 1941 (exact date to be an-
nounced two weeks in advance.) Con-
testants must satisfy the Department
that they have done their reading
in German. The essay may be written
in English or German. Each contest-
ant will be free to choose his own sub-
ject from a list of at least 30 offered.
Students who wish to compete must
be taking a course in German (32 or
above) at the time of the competition.
They should register and obtain di-
rections as soon as possible at the
office of the German Department,
204 University Hall.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received notice of the following
Michigan Civil Service Examinations.
Psychiatric Social Worker, Al, Sal-
ary Range: $140 to $160, Nov. 30, '40.
Physically Handicapped Placement
Officer II: Salary Range: $200 to $240
Nov. 16, '40.
Institution Sewage Disposal Plant
Operator A2: Salary Range: $115 to
$135, Nov. 16, '40.
Institution Sewage Disposal Plant
Operator Al: Salary Range: $140 to

$160 Nov. 16, '40.
Light Highway Equipment Opera-
tor B: Salary Range: $.55 to $.70 hr.
Nov. 16, '40.
Heavy Highway Equipment Opera-
tor: A2, Salary Range: $.60 to $.75 hr.
Nov. 16, '40.
Complete announcement on file at
the University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information,
201 Mason Hall. Office Hours 9-12 and
Glider Club: Those who failed to
attend the membership meeting may
apply for membership at the Aeronau-
tical Engineering Dept., Room 47,
East Engineering Building. The club
is open to all students enrolled in the
University. Club operations started
Academic Notices
Seminar in Physical Chemistry will
meet in Room 410 Chemistry Build-
ing at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oc-
tober 30. Mr. Amos Newton will speak
on "High Energy Particles in Chem-

dial training for a limited number
f students having speech defects is n
vailable at the Speech Clinic, 1007 t
ast Huron Street. Students desiring
o avail themselves of this service g
nay do so by calling the secretary, f
Jniversity 4121, extension 589, for an
ppointment. Treatment is provided
or foreign accent and all types oft
peech disorders.
Classes in Spech (lip) Reading: in-a
truction in speech reading for stu-
Dents who are hard of hearing will be
provided at the Speech Clinic, 1007u
East Huron Street, at 9:00 Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday ( Thursday, Fri-
day; 10:00 Tuesday and Thursday and
11:00 Thursday. Clases are under the
direction of Professor Bessie Whitak-t
er. Students who wish to avail them-
selves of this service may call the
secretary of the Speech Clinic, tele-
phone University 4121, extension 589.-
All Students interested in enroll-
ing in a special course in the im-
provement of reading, which is to
be organized shortly, are invited tov
attend a general meeting at 4:00t
o'clock Thursday, October 31, in Na-f
tural Science Auditorium. At thato
time the general plan of the course
will be discussed, something will be
said about the nature of the work,V
and the days and hours of the classI
meetings will be settled.
"Nature of Man"' lecture by Rabbix
Abba Silver, of the Temple, Cleve-
land in the Rackham Lecture Hall
on Wednesday at 8:15 p.m.t
Events Today
Botanical Journel Club will meet to-
night at 7:30 in Room N. S. 1139. Re-
ports by Betty Robertson: Review of
Fassett's Manual of Aquatic Plants;
Martha Springer: Capture of Prey by1
the Bladderwort; John Pierce: Review
of Martin and Uhler's "Food for Game
Ducks."; and Jean Bertram: Papers,
on reproductive activities of watert
Social Service Seminar will meet
tonight, 7:15-8:15 in Lane Hall. Miss
Ann Sprague will discuss "The Sphere
of the Volunteer in Social Service."
A Graduate Coffee Hour sponsored
by the Graduate Student Council will
be held today from 4-6 p.m. in the
West Conference Room of the Rack-
hgm Building. Dr. Howard Ehrmann
of the History Department will speak
on "The United States and the Euro-
pean War." All graduate students
and faculty members are invited.
Sigma Rho Tau will meet tonight
at 7:30 in the Union. Dean Ivan C.
Crawford will speak on "War Dam-
age Estimates in Belgium." This is
the first training night for Neophytes
and the older men will give sales talks
on Engineering equipment.
Alpha Nu will meet tonight at 7:15
in the Alpha Nu Room. Professor
Hance of the Speech Department will
address the group. Short business
meeting before the meeting adjourns
to hear the Draper lecture.
The University of Michigan Orator-
ical Association announces the open-
ing number of the 140-1941 Lecture
Series tonight at 8:15, Hill Auditorium
with the' presentation of Miss Ruth
Draper, distinguished dramatic artist,
in "Character Sketches." Tickets may
be obtained at Hill Auditorium.
Tau Beta Pi business meeting today
in the Michigan Union. Dinner at
6:00 p.m.
International Center: The program
for the week is as follows:
Today: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Lunch-
eon Group in Russian Tea Room,

Michigan League.
Wednesday, Oct. 30: 7:30 to 9:00,
p.m. Program. of Recorded Music.,
Thursday, Oct. 31: 4:00 p.m. Weekly
Tea. 7:30 p.m. Class in English for'
Foreign Students.
Friday, Nov. 1: 8:00 to 12:00 p.m.
Annual Hallowe'en Party.

3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday after-
oon Round Table, "My Country in
he World Order."
Saturday, Nov. 2. 6:00 p.m. Supper
roup: Foreign women and wives of
oreign students.
Student Tea at Harris Hall this af-
ernoon, 4:00-5:30. All Episcopal stu-
dents and their friends are invited.
The Slavic Club will meet tonight
at 7:30 at the International Center.
Election of officers will be held.
All students of Slavic descent are
urged to attend. Refreshments will be
Program Committee of Theatre-
Arts will meet today at 5:00 p.m. in
the League.
General Properties Committe of
Theatre Arts will meet today at 4:30
in the League. Girls making stage
rops wil meet in Room 5 of the
ague at 3:30 p.m.
Theater Arts Make-up Committee
will meet at 5:00 p.m. in the League
today. This meeting is compulsory
for all those who wish to work on any
of the plays.
The League Publicity Committee
will meet at 3:30 p.m. today in the
Dietitians' Suite.
Dance Class Assistants for the be-
ginning class are to be at the League
Ballroom at 7:00 pm. instead of 7:30
p.m. tonight.
League Dance Classes: The begin-
ning dance will be held at 7:00 to-
night and the intermediate class will
be postponed, to avoid interfering
with the Ruth Draper lecture.
Those solicitors participating in the
Hillel Membership Campaign will
meet this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Ev-
evry member of the group should be
Christian Science Organization will
meet at 8:15, tonight in the chapel of
the Michigan League.
Coming Events
The Pre-Medical Society will meet
Wednesday, October 30, in the East
Ampitheatre of the West Medical
Building at 8:00 p.m.
The Aptitude Tests discussed at the
smoker will be fully explained and the
lists of all those desiring to take the
tests will be compiled. Dr. Towsley of
Pediatrics will present a colored mov-
ing picture of skin lesions on infec-
tious diseases. All Pre-Medics inter-
ested in joining the organization, both
men and women students, are urged
to attend this meeting.
Graduate Luncheon: The'second of
"Know Your University" luncheons
will be held in the Russian Tea Room
of the League Wednesday at 12 noon.
Grauate students and faculty are
cordially invited.
Women's Debate: All women inter-
ested in the program in debate and
discusion are invited to meet in Room
4003, Angell Hall, on Wednesday, Oc-
tober 30, at 5:00 p.m. Plans for the
season will be discussed.
Seminar in Social Minorities meets
Wednesday at 4:15 in Lane Hall.
Prof. Ralph W. Aigler of the Law
School will analyze the issues of the
presidential election in a talk "The
Issues of the Campaign" on Wednes-
day, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Union.
Pi Lambda Theta will meet in the
University Elementary School Library
on Wednesday, October 30 at 4:15
p.m. All members are urged to attend.
Members of Pi Lambda Theta from
other schools are cordially invited
to affiliate with Michigan's Xi Chap-
ter. Contact Mrs. Sarah Olmstead,
332 E. William St. Phone 8489.

Seminar in Theology meets at 4:15
p.m. on Wednesday in Lane Hall.
Michigan Dames will meet Wednes-
day, Oct. 30, at 8:00 p.m. in the
Rackham Building. All wives of stu-
dents and interns are invited.

Conscription Necessary?
To the Editor:
IN THE narrow sense the drafting of young
college men is a poor gesture, because the
business and professional careers will be aca-
demically at a standstill for a period of one year.
Learning "right shoulder arms" and "about
face" in an army training post may not be
quite in accordance with a true application of
what college men have been taught in their
school years, yet the decision of a group of men
several hundred miles removed from Ann Arbor
may require the presence of our young men at
an army camp.
One disconcerting aspect of the whole con-
scription decision is probably not the idea that
the country needs a national defense system, but
that during peacetime, young men should be
taken from their homes to serve in an army
which has not had public respect for twenty
Had the American public through its repre-
sentatives formally declared war, conscription
would perturb no one but a few perverts. Or,
if serving the American public through service
in the army were considered a high honor rather
than a doubtfully necessary evil, then a man
selected for military service would be a fortunate
In a broader sense, once we have agreed that
science technology have advanced the technique
of waging war, and once we have agreed that
the United States must bolster the defense sys-
tem to cope with any possible enemy, then we
must agree that a peacetime conscription of
men is necessary. The device may work hard-
ship on a few individuals, but the preservation
of the entire nation is at stake; and although
individual feelings and desires should be con-
sidered, the needs of the whole nation must be
considered first of all. Further, a modern army,
fighting as it does with machine power more
a ,~ ~a- rnix- nPPimem hn n rP eanabia

Axis Signs Up
New Recruit,.
THE AXIS TEAM is rapidly approach-
ing full strength, with Recruit
France added to the lineup, one would gather
from the news reports of the last few days.
Cries of "traitor" and "turncoat" have greeted
the news of France's joining Italy and Germany
in an alliance against England, her erstwhile
war partner. These, doubtless, come only from
the very thoughtless or highly uninformed.
In the first place, France-the French people-
did not want to stop fighting on Britain's side.
They were beaten, forced to stop, stop a war
against a nation long hated as the destroyer of
French peace. Rightly or wrongly, the French
have always hated the Germans and would like
to see them destroyed.
In the second place-and by far the most im-
portant-France in all probability had no actual
voice in the alliance with the Axis. The French
are a subject people today, under the crushing
domination of the Nazi fist. It would not be
hard to force any subject nation into military
alliance with threats of "sanctions" against the
women and children of that.nation.
The presence of the French team on the Axis
bench cannot be conceived treason to Britain
and democracy. It may be weakness, human
weakness-for who would refuse to fight if that
refusal meant only hopeless resistance to an
overpowering force?
No, regardless of how much or little their
presence may aid the Axis lineup, the French
people are not traitors. The whole thing was an
Axis idea, and the Axis put it into effect with no
more than nominal, formal acquiescence by
- William H. Newton
sirous and capable of becoming officers, they
will be trained for such positions. Likewise, if
their minds tend to desire highly technical ac-
tivities, vacancies for such positions will be filled
with technically trained men. A maximum of
hardship for the men will occur when the appli-
cants for a position exceeds the vacancies and
undesired muscle work is forced upon unwilling
Next, would the young man who was selected
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