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THE REPLY CHURLISH
U P SUNDAY NIGHT until seven o'clock Mon- am not so interested in myself as I am in other
day morning if you know what I mean after things, and gifted as I am with a certain venom,
a hard weekend, and was in very receptive mood I often feel crunching beneath my iron heels
for my now officially approved fellow pillar pen- the delicate toes of people who are already feel-
ner, Mascott, in his essay as of Sunday which I ing their wary ways along paths of broken
saw yesterday, subject: Academic Allergy. Have glass and rusty nails. Write. Right? Write.
suffered from same for divers years, have tried
everything from benzedrine to Lloyd Berridge, fATURDAY NIGHT in Detroit did catch the
but am still up at seven o'clock on Monday morn- fial program of the Ballet Russe de Monte
ning and not exactly in the pink except in certain Carlo, my first experience of the bullet, and
parts of the anatomy like my eyes or where the carried away that marvelling, delighted feeling
cushion in sway-backed easy chair is lopsided, that comes when a new thing is revealed to you
But very very good for Mascott, except the last for the first time. The honorable appetite for
paragraph, a bit of burnishing the pomme, rub- the legit stage and the celluloids has become old
bing the arsenic off so to speak, which in my maw and jaded of late, and even excellent music,
did stick. For further edification of now fellow stirring as it is while I'm there, has failed to
entertainer of student body, I too took Ec 52 (it arouse that ticklish acute anticipation that once
does not need to be spelled out, he will know came at the very sight of a ticket envelope.
what you mean and won't take offense) and re- And so at the ballet my taste buds were happy
ceived therein a 'C', and what is more did also with a new flavor, and one that will in the
take it from Mr. Palmer, but that is all in the future be taken more frequently.
past, and I can with some impunity say he is a I can't talk about it all in the terms of a
good guy and likes Daily men, and about all I do critic, for as I say this was my first time, but I do
now to show my gratitude is say a cordial hello sense that the form comes as close to the per-
to twin brother of aforesaid Palmer, an English fection of art found in music as any blending
teacher who stares at me as if I were mad. Hi, of people rather than instruments can. Now
Mr. Palmer, and be good to Mascott, he is only this next will bring groans of anguish to the
kidding when he says he is only kidding, and lips of those long familiar with ballet, but too,
there are many of us like him. It doesn't do me after having marvelled at the grace and ease
any good to give any of my profs free space here and control of a Fred Astaire in many dancing
because writing under a nom de plume as I do, movies, to see a stage full of his betters all doing
they wouldn't know who to be good to anyhow, the impossible and wonderful at the same time
and I'm not kicking, for in this day and age a makes in the throat that tight feeling, don't
nom de plume is a very convenient thing to you know.
have, hello Gestapo, Hello Berlin, hello Fritz BEST of the three parts of the program, was
Kuhn, hello all you grand old men out there. The New Yorker, in which the cartoon char-
I am not so worried about ineligibility as about acters of the magazine came to the stage and
other things. But this gets less whimsical, and danced all that their artists ever conceived of
my temper is short as I write, and it is nice to their lives into moving, satiric, nerve-wracking
be whimsical, don't you think, kiddies? existence. Boy it was swell, let me tell you.
,x 'The other two parts, Petrouchka, and Capric-
AM BEING CRITICIZED currently for my cio Espagnol were fine too, but lacked the mean-
lack of that vague quality known as good ing for moderns found in the first. Massine
taste, which in the jargon means I say some and Yazvinsky, Katcheroff and Franklin were
things straight. Because I have noticed that the "it" in the first dance, and George Gershwin
the only writing ,worth doing usually offends gets an orchid and regret for the fast-moving
somebody, be it only somebody's mother, boys, score. Krassovska carried away most of the
I don't feel too bad. But after all I am getting scenes she appeared in, at least from the other
paid for this, and I would like if at all possible females in the cast.
to please at least part of my readers. So if you It all sounds too trite. I don't know the terms
think I am a nasty old thing, won't you please to use, or how to go at telling about the thing.
write to me here and say so? And if you think The story never matters, it is all in the single
I'm kind of sweet in spite of it all, well I would and group dancing, the tossing of bodies, the
just adore to get some fan mail. This all sounds magic moving of feet and legs, the absolute
very much like a commercial plug over NBC lack of any moments of ungrace. Let it go,
or a Gallup poll, but it springs out of a sincere Touch old boy, let it go, you're out over head with
interest and a certain amount of smothered no lifebelt. If my word goes for anything, just
resentment against person or persons for the catch a ballet the next time you get a chance
record unknown. There are times when I simply and see what I mean. So long until soon.
The Lion's Share
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NIGHT EDITOR: CHESTER BRADLEY
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Daily staff and represent the views of the
What's The War
All About? . .
T'S ALWAYS a good idea when one is
engrossed in the thick of action to
stop a bit and ask the questions: where are we
going, what's all the fighting about? That is why
generals remain behind the lines rather than in
them -so that they may view the whole situa-
tion and organize their forces in the most effec-
We in America have still time to ask, "What's
this war all about?" We still have the oppor-
tunity to stand behind the lines and ask what
England is fighting against and more important,
what she is fighting for. We ought to know the
platform of the candidate we support.
Aside from Mr. Chamberlain's generality at
the beginning of the war that the purpose of the
war was to end Hitlerism, no program of objec-
tives has been outlined. Mr. Churchill repeatedly
has said the time for such a program has not
arrived, and indeed there is a case for such a
statement, for after all, self-defense comes above
everything, and Britain is now preoccupied with
that vital task.
But what about '41, '42, '43, when from all the
vague statements that we hear from England
an offensive on the continent is planned? We in
America would like to know, for that is when the
pressure for American aid will be greatest.
Will a British victory mean the reaffirmation
of the supremacy of British imperial power and
the complete subjection of her vanquished rivals-
or may we expect, as the English Minister of
Labor, Ernest Bevin, has promised, the social
security of Europe? Mr. Bevin truly says that
one of the main factors contributing to the war
was the failure (largely accountable to Britain,
we might add) of building an economic structure
based on humanity after the last World conflict.
It does no good to speak to Europe's millions in
terms of "Gladstone's liberty"- political liberty
-says Mr. Bevin, because that is not enough.
The people, he says, must be given a feeling of
hope, an assurance, that they may eat as well as
HERBERT HOOVER, who made a study of the
origins of dictatorships in Europe some years
ago, came away with the profound conviction
that these origins were economic, that dictator-
ships arose because people lacked the necessary
material things in life, a lack which gave rise, in
turn, to discontent and a willingness to follow
almost any leader who promised them food,
clothing and a roof. Ernest Bevin is wise in his
generation when he talks about giving the people
security. He is wise when he utters the words,
"Things can never be as they were. The old age
has passed. A new age has to be built."
Herbert Hoover didn't face the implications of
his own deductions. He, along with many of the
influential leaders in Britain and the United
States still would bind us to decadent economic
and social institutions whose collapse will mean
the end of all our liberties.
We're still behind the lines. We still have the
opportunity of deciding whether we shall support
the special interests whose leadership in'the last
war brought us bloodshed today, or whether we
will reserve our support to those who will face the
future frankly and lay the real foundations for
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
WASHINGTON-What is happening in Eng-
land today is a barrage of truth. Suddenly,
British censors have passed a succession of news
stories which admit what U.S. military observers
long ago knew, that the damage in England
was terrific, that airplane production had slowed
down, and that British shipping was in a more
desperate predicament than during some of the
dark days of the first World War.
These facts also have been admitted by re-
sponsible cabinet officers on the floor of Par-
liament. The sudden frankness means only one
thing-the British are telling us that unless they
get even greater help from the United States,
they may face defeat.
Actually the situation has not changed ma-
terially, except for the willingness for the British
to talk about it. The odds definitely have been
against the British from the very minute France
surrendered. But thanks to the Greeks and the
failures of the Italian fleet, British odds have
improved considerably, though they are not
The situation still is the same as frequently
reported in this column, namely that one outside
nation-the United States or Russia-could tip
the war's balance one way or the other.
Four Master Minds
Senator Joe Guffey, re-elected Pennsylvania
New Dealer, is circulating a unique election
trophy. It consists of a photostatic reproduc-
tion of four checks he won betting on Roosevelt
against Willkie. The checks are:
Frank R. Kent, Baltimore Sun columnist, $100;
Joseph Alsop, New York Herald-Tribune colum-
nist, $50; G. Gould Lincoln, Washington Star
columnist, $25; Fred W. Perkins, Scripps-Howard
staff writer, $25.
Topping Guffey's circular is this caption:
"Errors in judgment of political writers."
No British Loans
Lord Lothian's frank admission that Britain
was nearing the end of her ready-cash rope was
no surprise to Administration leaders. They had
discussed this question, behind the scenes, for
In these confidential conversations the gen-
eral opinion was expressed that World War his-
tory should not be repeated, and that the United
States should turn thumbs down on foreign war
loans. But at the same time, and far more imy
portant, there was no question that the British
must get help from the United States.
In other words, Great Britain would get what
she wants from the United States either through
outright gifts or swapping for bases. But loans,
with their post-war headaches, were ruled out.
prefer such a straightforward policy to the back-
door method of repealing the Johnson Act an4
putting financial assistance on a commercial
NOW that Charley Ross has gone to the hem-
stitcier and Paul Goldsmith has felt the
might of Canada, the Daily's headline "Reno-
vated Hockey Team To Open Season" doesn't
Lest you're wondering, there was no clash of
personalities in Hill Auditorium last night. The
Daily had Richard Bonelli scheduled to throat
his baritone songs in competition with Julien
Bryan, who talks on "Brazil".
Ah! You've guessed. It was a typographi-
cal error. Bonelli sings tonight; Bryan was
all through last night.
* * *
IF YOU'RE SEEKING something different in
entertainment, stay up for the late-evening
dance band programs over Columbia Broadcast-
ing system. The feud between ASCAP and BMI
has already begun.
ASCAP is an organization which has a strangle
hold on most of the leading composers of "pop-
ular" (quotations for courtesy) music. BMI says
ASCAP wants too much money. BMI controls
the radio networks and stations.
* * *
So, instead of paying the big wampum, BMI
is going to try to squeeze out their alphabetical
enemies. It is hoped that by Jan. 1 there will
be no more of that ASCAP music heard on the
CBS is doing things a little quicker. Right now
they forbid ASCAP music on any network,
unsponsored program. Sponsors can use the
tainted stuff until the New Year.
BMI's tactics will be to inspire new songs, and
resurrect the old. It now has one acceptable
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1940
VOL. LI. No. 55f
Publication in the DaRy 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, December 4,
from 4 to 6 o'clock.
First Mortgage Loans: The Univer-
sity has a limited amount of funds to
loan on modern, well-located, Ann
Arbor residential property. Inter-
est at current rates. F.H.A. terms
available. Apply Investment Office,
Room 100, South Wing, University
Engineers: Sophomore, Junior and
Senior: Mid-semester reports for
grades below C are now on file and
open to inspection in the office of
the Assistant Dean, Room 259 West
A. H. Lovell,
Public Health Assembly: Pan Amer-
ican Health Day will be commemorat-
ed today at 4:00 p.m. in the auditori-
um of the W. K. Kellogg Institute of
Graduate and Postgraduate Dentistry.
The program sponsored by the Divi-
sion of Hygiene and Public Health
will be presented by representative
students of Costa Rica, Guatemela
and Venezuela. Dr. J. B. Jimenez,
forIerly of Porto Rico and now Phy-
sician in the Health Service, will lead
the discussion. All professional stu-
dents are expected to be present and
others interested are welcome.
Choral Union Members: Members
of the Choral Union Chorus whose
records are clear, will please call for
their courtesy tickets for the Richard
Bonelli concert today between 9 and
12 and 1 and 4 o'clock, at the offices
of the University Musical Society,
Burton Memorial Tower.
To members of the faculty, stu-
dents, and townspeople: The Board
of Governors of Residence Halls, and
the residents and staff of theEast
Quadrangle of Men's Residence Halls,
cordially invite members of the fac-
ulty, students, and townspeople, to
attend an Open House in the East
Quadrangle, on Thursday, Decem-
ber 5, from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. Stu-
dent guides will be available to con-
duct visitors through the variouis
units of the Quadrangle. Guests are
asked to enter through the East Uni-
versity door, which leads directly into
the main lobby.
Senior Bookkeeping Machine Op-
erator, Salary: $1620, Dec. 31, 1940.
Senior Blueprint Operator, Salary:
$1440, Dec. 31, 1940.r
Junior Blueprint Operator, Salary:
$1260, Dec. 31, 1940.
Senior Photostat Operator, Salary:
$1440, Dec. 31, 1940.
Junior Photostat Operator, Salary:j
$1260, Dec. 31, 1940. gn
Horizontal Sorting Machine Op-i
erator, Salary: $1260, Dec. 31, 1940.t
Multilith Cameraman and Plate-
maker, Salary: $1620, Dec. 31, 1940.
Multilith Press Operator; Salary:
$1440, Dec. 31, 1940.
Senior Photographer, Salary:
$2000, Dec. 31, 1940.
Assistant Photographer, Salary:
$1620, Dec. 31, 1940.
Machinists, Salary: $6.80 per day
to $1.104 per hour, Indefinitely.
Shipfitters, Salary: $6.81 per day to
$8.93 per day, Indefinitely.
Lens Grinders, Salary: $5.92 per
day to $8.00 per day, Indefinitely.
Loftsmen, Salary: $ 1.044 per hour
to $1128 per hour, Indefinitely.
Instrument Makers, Salary: $7.44
per day to $1.248 per hour, Indef-
Complete information on file at the
UNIVERSITY BUREAU OF AP-
POINTMENTS AND OCCUPATION-
AL INFORMATION, 201 Mason Hall,
Office hours: 9-12 and 2-4.
Bacteriology Seminar on Wednes-
day, December 4, at 8:00 p.m. in Room
1564 East Medical Building. Subject:
"The 'Second Stage' in Antigen-Anti-
body Reactions." All interested are
Math. 370, Seminar today at 4:00
p.m. in 3001 Angell Hall. Mr. Var-
num will continue his report.
Choral Union Concert: Richard Bo-
nelli, baritone, will give the fifth pro-
gram in the Choral Union Concert
Heries this evening at 8:30 o'clock, in
Organ Recital: ,Palmer Christian,
University Organist, will present a
Christmas program at 4:15 p.m. on
Wednesday in Hill Auditorium. His
concert will be composed entirely of
Christmas organ selections.
Exhibition, College of Architecture
and Design: An exhibit of ceramic
processes including structure, form,
color and glazing is being shown in
the first floor hall of the Architecture
Building through December 10. Open
daily, except Sunday, from 9 to 5. The
public is invited.
University Lecture: Dr. Imre Fer-
enczi, formerly of the International
LaborOffice, Geneva, Switzerland,
will lecture on the subject "War and
Man Power" under the auspices of
jhe Department of Economics on
Thursday, December 5, at 4:15 p.m.
in the Rackham Lecture Hall. The
public is cordially invited.
University Lecture: Melville J. Her-
skovits, Professor of Anthropology
and Chairman of the Department at
Northwestern University, will lecture
on the subject, "The Negro in the New
World," under the auspices of the De-
partment of Anthropology, at 4:15
p.m. on Friday, December 6, in the
Rackham Amphitheatre. The public
is cordially invited.
Hon. Gerhart H. Seger will lecture
on Wednesday, December 4, at 8:'00
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