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THE MICHIGAN DATT.Y
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TO T HE EDITOR
To the Editor:
In reply to "Harmony's Note on K. K.":
Harmony, you struck a sour note today.
You admit Bonelli was flat, that the throatal
sounds were audible, but still you say we should
applaud him with flowery phrases. If you had
troubled to, you might have noticed that many
who heard the encores were seated only because
the crowd already leaving prevented their exits.
You go on to say that the front page interview
of Mr. Bonelli is strictly publicity. Perhaps,
but it was given in the afternoon, and was prob-
ably printed before the music column had been
submitted. That was much too early to tell how
Bonelli would sing in the evening. Besides, Mr.
Bonelli's opinion is good. What difference if he
was in bad voice, why shouldn't it have been
printed in the same edition with the criticism?
I am not alone in my appreciation of a Music
Critic who really is just that. I like your col-
umn, K.K. - Discord
Too Busy Now
The trouble with some people is they haven't
any trouble. It took a national crisis apparently
to distract the attention of many Londoners
away from themselves. With most of the
population engaged in either military service or
war production, psychiatrists report that mental
disorders which were expected to develop under
bombing are "strangely missing."
--Christian Science Monitor
THIS OFFICE has been humming with new
stories of late. Maybe you noticed. Most
of them involve a lot of rumor, a grain of truth.
Haufler and Sarasohn were disciplined actually
for an infringement of a rule that has never
been established too clearly up here. It was no
matter for public consideration at all. It merely
involved our running of our own paper.
* * *
The penalty was of such a type, and made
public in such a way that the whole business
was distorted. That's the regrettable thing
THE MOST PLEASANT ASPECT of the whole
works was the way Haufler and Sarasohn
told "civil liberty groups" their help was not
The most serious thing, as far as we're con-
cerned, is that the sports staff insists that
Haufler and Sarasohn are ineligible for our
regular inter-building basketball game Saturday.
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One professor suggests that we run with
each letter from now on: "The following
does not reflect the views of the editor, the
University, the Regents, and perhaps not
even the writer himself."
Tug o War
P o o
Paul M. Chandler . .
Karl Kessler .
Howard A. Goldman.
Laurence Mascott . .
Donald Wirtchafter . .
Esther Osser .
Business Manager . .
Assistant Business Manager
Women's Business Manager
Women's Advertising Manager
* . Associate
. . Associate
* . Associate
* . . Sports
THE REPLY TOUCHSTONE
NIGHT EDITOR; ROSEBUD SCOTT
The editorials published in The Michi-
gan Daily are written by members of The
Daily staff and represent the views of the
Into Home Stretch .. .
GALENS moves into the "home stretch"
of its two-day drive today to raise
money for the crippled children of the University
Hospital, and it needs the support of the en-
tire campus. Many contributed yesterday, but
there are still a large number who haven't
dr9pped a few coins into the shining pail in
exchange for a Galens tag.
For 11 years the society has managed to raise
enough money to cover the budget which it sets
for maintaining the workshop in the Hospital.
Last year because of a curtailment of funds from
the state it was most urgent that the quota be
met; and it was met through the generous sup-
port of the students and the townspeople. This
year the need for money is just as urgent.
IF YOU'VE ever been up to the workshop on the
floor of the Hospital and seen the happy ex-
pressions on the faces of some of the "kiddies"
as they sandpaper a door-stop or paint a tie-
rack, you'll know your money's going for a good
cause. It gives a child, whose leg, in a cast, is
suspended in the air and who has to remain on
his back for days, a chance to occupy himself
and forget his ailments.
When this editorial was written, there were
no reports on the results of the first day's drive.
Whatever they are-ahead of last year's report or
behind- give your donation today; so that these
children in the Hospital can continue to work
and occupy themselves during their illnesses.
Make it a merry Christmas for these youngsters,
too, for part of that money is used to hold a
gala party for them in which they have plenty
of good things to eat and lots of fun.
- Bernard Dober.
Feed Euroye?,. .
AUTHENTIC REPORTS indicate that
widespread starvation is practically
a certainty in Europe this winter. Thirty-seven
million persons are threatened by a s rious lack
of food in the coming months, according to the
estimates of food experts. What can we in Amer-
ica do to relieve this critical problem of food
shortage across the Atlantic?
Thus far only one constructive plan is receiv-
ing national attention. That is the solution sug-
gested by former President Herbert Hoover. It
is important that the merits of his plan be ex-
amined for their own intrinsic worth. Contro-
versial considerations of Mr. Hoover's personality
and his political beliefs are patently irrelevant.
Mr. Hoover. suggests the formation of a neu-
tral non-governmental organization here in the
United States to take charge of food shipments to
Norway, Holland, Belgium, Finland, Central Po-
land, and possibly Denmark, all countries which
have been unable to secure food through the
British blockade. Sometimes food has not been
permitted through areas controlled by the Ger-
THE SUCCESS of the Hoover Plan is obviously
contingent upon its approval by the British
and German governments. Great Britain must
agree to allow the food shipments of the neu-
tral non-governmental organization to pass
through the blockade. Germany must agree not
to seize the food sent to the countries which fall
within the sphere of Nazi influence.
Critics of the Hoover Plan assert that Great
MARK TWAIN once wrote a very bad
story called something like An Ac-
count of the Celebrated Crime Wave at Hartford,
in which he told how he got rid of his conscience.
I wish I could get rid of mine. Though Mark was
not so good on the narrative end of the yarn,
he told some mighty truths about what a con-
science would look like if a conscience looked like
anything. It would be seven feet tall and in the
full bloom of health when a young boy smoked
his first cigar. It would be dwarfed and stunted
by the time the young boy was a few years older.
It would be green and'decrepit by the time the
boy was a young man, and from there on, unless
the young man reformed, the poor conscience
would get sadder and sadder and gro uglier and
My conscience is at about stage two now. I
no longer have that acute sense of sin which was
the torment but the redemption of my younger
days. I am not very old, but I am at the stage
where, half-realizing what the world is, though
not yet realizing thank Heaven what I myself
am, my conscience is at least stunted. Neverthe-
less I have my uncomfortable moments, when
like Pascal's belt, I feel iron spikes driving into
my side telling me I have become too worldly.
At such times I am no longer gripped with fear
and self-hate, for I find it necessary to live in
the world, and therefore cannot reproach my-
self for more than tendencies which make me
less of a man than I would like to be.
WHICH is a long way of getting around to say-
ing simply that I am sorry, to both the sus-
pended editors of The Daily and to the Board
in Control. Perhaps I am attachiing too much im-
portance to the effect of certain of my columns,
but I want all those who have borne the brunt
of this disturbance, on either side of the fence,
to know that for whatever contribution to the
general feeling of distrust and recrimination I
have made in my column, I am truly sorry. I have
suffered nothing at all from any of you, and I
appreciate the fact that you all have probably
taken the drubbing and the undesirable publicity
that in part I deserve. I wish that quietly, with-
out any stir, I might have taken my share of this,
but you are my bosses, and I suppose that is one
of the drawbacks of being a boss. I cannot say
that I appreciate the ASU leaflets which seized
on this issue to start a membership drive. Though
in the past I have agreed with certain of the
ideals of that group, I believe that in this case
by. making a more serious issue of the business
than any of the actual participants intended
or understood it to be the Student Union has
perhaps oer-dramatized itself, and caused in a
well-intentioned way, considerably more upset
than there could have been. Rather weakly in
conclusion all I can do is assure all of you that
the whole thing will be forgottten. forgiven and
understood by all actually involved before long,
and as to the outside world, now so agape at the
frightful doings here on the campus, it will take
only another Mama Dionne, or Hank Greenberg
ticularly eager to antagonize unduly the United
States at this particular time. So if the American
people are sufficiently determined to help in
the feeding of Europe, it is reasonably certain
that they can make their determination pre.
BUT THIS public opinion in favor of feeding
Europe must not resolve itself into senti-
mentalized, emotionaloutbursts of humanitar-
ian feeling. It must be channelized into regular
organizational formis, if it is to become immed-
iately effective. Such groups as The Commission
for Relief in Belgium and The Norwegian Re-
lief Fund operating in New York City are per-
forming a necessary function. But an extension of
their activity throughout the country is re-
quired. For example, students on university cam-
puses should have some means of contributing
being drafted to red herring the great American
public off on another track and give us time
to consider and make amends.
CONSCIENCE a little easier, and the above in
all sincerity, I'll shift my approach to the
lighter side now, and in view of a preview of the
new super-Gargoyle, I ask:
WHO IS STARDUST?
Last month 'was bad enough. Good enough
to be bad enough, I mean, but now with an
article on the great American date scheduled
to appear here come next week, I have decided
that something must be done about this person.
I hereby launch an editorial campaign of one
to suppress Stardust, lest by his or her (my spies
tell me it is a him, but I am inclined to believe
it to be a her) doings the social life of genus
collegianus be torn asunder and driven by the
four winds. Stardust, come out from under that
cowardly veil of anonymity and reveal yourself
in all your ungracious misanthropy. I have
known both girls and boys quite capable of writ-
ing such stuff from personal experience, but
usually they were far too busy carrying on to
sit down and take their pens in hand. What are
you, Stardust, blend of prom-trotter, lounge-
lizard, escapist, liver in the imagination, ascetic,
semi-celibate, misogynist or man-hater (I don't
want to look the opposite up in the dictionary)
as the case may be? From whence come you,
and whither art thou headed? What are you do-
ing tonight? How would you like to write a
guest column? What do you want for Christmas?
Are you fine or superfine? In short, my dear, I
love you. But duty first. I shall begin forthwith
a series designed to counteract with my rapier
wit your broadsword attacks on the male animal.
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RUNNING NOTES, because I haven't much
more room. Spy Bill Newton reports the
first sign of spring, a bit of green grass, seven
by thirteen and a half inches square, seen at
1:15 p.m. yesterday on Baldwin Avenue .. . To
Glow-worm, many thanks but you have the ad-
vantage over me in knowing the man behind the
pseudonym . . . to the guys who are writing the
Cinema column for these pages, I want one of
those passes you are getting for being so nice
to magnificent, colossal, stupendous productions
before you have seen them . . . A friend of mine
drinks beer in the Union steam room. There
should be an explosion or a house rule . . . I have
to shave, therefore, so long until soon.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 19405
VOL. LI. No. 59
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructivesnotice to all
members of the University.
To the Members of the University
Council: There will be a meeting of
the University Council on Monday,
December 9, at 4:15 p.m., in Room
Approval of the Minutes.
Report of the Counsellor to Foreign
Students, J. R. Nelson.
Report of the Committee on the
Orientation Period, P. E. Bursley.
Subjects Offered by Members of
Reports of the Standing Commit-
Program and Policy, Stason.
Educational Policies, Rice.
Student Relations, Marin.
Public Relations, I. Smith.
Plant and Equipment, Hammett.
Louis A. Hopkins, Secretary
Soph Prom: Tickets numbered 95.
295, 299 and 300 will not be honored
at the Soph Prom on December 13.1
Holders of these tickets are requested
to communicate at once with the
Prom Chairman, Bernard Hendel,
2006 Washtenaw, telephone 2-4409.
At a meeting of the Subcommittee
on Discipline, held on December 4,
1940, the American Student Union,
a recognized student organization,
was charged with the violation of
University regulations. The presi-
dent and the secretary of the Ameri-
can Student Union appeared in its be-
half. After hearing their statements
and other evidence the Committee
was satisfied that the organization
was guilty as charged. In accord-
ance with the recommendation of
the Men's Judiciary Council of the
University of Michigan it was ordered
that the said organization be placed
on probation for an indefinite period,
with the understanding that after
the close of the current academic
year it may petition to be removed
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received notice of the following
Detroit Civil Service Examination.
The date of the examination is De-
cember 23, 1940. Application must
be filed by December 16, 1940.
Junior Technical Clerk, salary
Complete information and applica-
tion blanks on file at the University
Bureau of Appointments and Occu-
pational Information, 201 Mason
Hall. Office hours: 9-12 and 2-3.
Academnic X ices
of the Pre-Medical Society will be
given today at 1:30 p.m. in room 3001
of the West Medical Building. Thosec
students who missed last Saturday'st
tests should phone the Psychological]
Clinic to arrange for a make-up,t
rather than drop out of the group,
Doctoral Examination for Alfred
Perlmutter, Zoology; Thesis: "Varia-
tion of American North Atlantic Ma-
rine Fishes Correlated with the En-i
vironment," Monday, 1:15 p.m., 3089i
Natural Science Bldg. Chairman, C.
By action of the Executive Board,
the chairman may invite members of
the faculties and advanced doctoral
candidates to attend the examination
and he may grant permission to those
who for sufficient reason might wish
to be present.
C. S. Yoakum
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.
Exhibition, College of Architecture
and Design: The winning drawings
for the Magazine Cover Contest spon-
sored by DeVoe & Raynolds of Chica-
go are being shown in the third floor
exhibition room, Architecture Build-
ing. Open daily 9 to 5, except Sun-
day, through December 17. The pub-
lic is invited.
The Angell Hall Observatory twill
be open to the public from 8:30 to
10:00 this evening, December 7. The
moon and the planets, Jupiter and
Saturn, will be shown through the
telescopes. Children must be accom-
panied by adults.
Opera Broadcast: Radio broadcast
by the Metropolitan Opera Company
of "Marriage of Pigaro" by Mozart in
the Men's Lounge of the Rackham
Building at 1:55 p.m. today. All in-
terested are welcome.
Saturday Luncheon Group meets
at Lane Hall today at 12:15 p.m.
The Armenian Students Association
is giving a radio dance at the Union
in room 316 at 9:00 tonight.
International Center: Saturday Af-
ternoon Round Table. The subject for
discussion is "The principles for which
all conscientious youth should stand
in the present world conflict irrespec-
tive of nationality or creed," today,
"Pot-Luck Supper" for Foreign Wo-
men today at 5:30 p.m. This is for all
tforeign women in the University and
for wives of foreign students. Call
4121, Extension 2131 for reservations.
Women's Rifle CClub: All members
who will have completed two hours
of instruction by the end of this week
are urged to attend a meeting in the
main lounge of the Women's Athletic
Building today at-1:30 p.m.
Only those present at this meeting
will be eligible for firing. Please
Outdoor Sports: Any women inter-
ested in skiing and tobogganing with
the outdoor sports group is invited to
meet at the Women's Athletic Build-
ing at 2:00 p.m. today. If the snow
has melted, come prepared to skate.
"Margin for Error," the satirical
anti-Nazi melodrama by Clare Boothe
will be presented by Play Production
of the Department of Speech tonight
at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Call 6300 for reservations.
Newman Club members who have
tickets yet for the Communion Break-
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Behind that closely guarded secrecy about
President Roosevelt's Caribbean cruise itinerary
is a seriously considered plan to visit the famous
French island of Martinique.
When the President embarked on the U.S.S.
Tuscaloosa at Miami, no decision had been made
regarding this. But it was one of the things
he discussed in his two-hour conference with
Admiral Leahy, new Ambassador to France.
Whether Roosevelt will debark if he goes to
Martinique, or merely receive the French Gover-
nor aboard the Tuscaloosa, also is undecided.
Like the plan of the trip itself, it depends on
As the tumult and the shouting over Willkie
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