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TL'ES AY, DECE1MER 14, 1940

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Letters To The Editor


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Press, 1940-41

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Donald Wirtchafter
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Helen Corman

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Irving Guttman
Robert Gilmour
Helen Bohnsack
Jane Krause

The editorials published in The Michi-
gan Daily are written by members of The
Daily staff and represent the views of the
writers only.
It's Up To You . .
OME 5,000-ODD Ann Arbor school
kids are going to get their first taste
of the 1940 Holiday Season Friday afternoon abk
the annual Iriterfraternity Council Christmas
Party inHill Auditorium.
Members of the IFC staff have been working
on plans for the affair during the last three
weeks. Students - as individuals and as mem-
bers of organizations - are busily preparing en-
tertainment. In fact, the entertainment pro-
gram is complete - or will be by Friday morning.
Yet, in spite of everything that students, and
particularly the IFC workers, can do, the suc-
cess of the party depends in large measure upon
the cooperation of Ann Arbor's merchants. Can-
dy, cookies and ice cream for more than 5,000
kids must be proviIed. And only through the
merchants can the refreshment quota be filled.
In past years, the IFC was greatly aided by the
businessmen and fraternal organizations of the
city, and the party's success was ensured.
Help them out, merchants - give the kids a
top-notch preview of Christmas.
-- William H. Newton
Please Explain,
Benito ..
border the other day not only caused
considerable embarrassment to the Italian lega-
tion in Mexico, but also forecasts that trouble
may be brewing south of the border. This slip
in the well-oiled diplomatic channels of Mexico
presented the Western Hemisphere with notice
of the secret circulation of huge sums of money
by Fascist envoys for whatever undercover pur-
pose the Fascist governments of Europe may
This "slip" presents a rather amusing story.
A diplomatic messenger was on his way from the
Italian legation in Washington to see Count
Alberto Marchetti, Italian minister to Mexico.
At the border he was politely but firmly halted
by a Mexican official, who calmly went through
his diplomatic pouch. In the pouch he discovered
two million dollars in American money.
The official immediately returned the money
to the courier, and with diplomatic politeness
the Mexican government tendered an official
apology to the irate Italian minister, explaining
that it was an "inexperienced" officer who had
made the search. The Italian legation had no
course other than to accept the apology, and,
since the money had been returned, could claim
no damages.
But the incident involved much more than the
two million dollars, and the damage had already
been done. From official sources a report has
come that the tip on which the Mexican official
acted came from the United States. The Italian
legation had a great deal of explaining to do.
WHY was the two million dollars sent to Mex-
ico? The Italian legation issued a statement
saying that it was merely to meet the legation's
routine expenses. No one was expected to believe
this, and no one did.
But if this were so, why was the money sent
secretly by courier, rather than openly, by bank
draft, the usual way for such matters to be
handled? There the Italian minister is up against
a stone wall. He admits that he is puzzled by
the procedure himself. And he has attempted
no explanation.
It is not hard to imagine, however, for what

Concern, Not Hysteria
To the Editor:
The American Student Union and other "lib-
eral" groups on campus have been doing their
part in keeping us students aware of the dangers
of war hysteria. But, in our attempt to avoid
hysteria, we have failed to concern ourselves
with what is happening, not only abroad but
in the United States as well. Many of us have
naively assumed that, because we have been
admonished not to be hysterical, neither dare we
be concerned.
This is an appeal for more concern about the
war - a concern that will help Americans to
direct their defense preparation, their foreign
policy and their domestic legislation program
into more clearly defined, more logical channels.
It is neither a plea that we stereotype our views
on the war nor that we declare war on the
fascist states. This is a plea that, for the mo-
ment at least, we students de-emphasize those
lighter concerns that have come to be our stock-
in-trade: our marks, our "social activities" and
the like. It is, in short, a plea that we come down
from our ivory towers and make known our
concern in this world revolution.
These are no days for sloppy, inaccurate think-
ing. This is no time for, sheer opinionating -
enough other people are seeing to that. It is a
time for surveying objectively the impending
dangers to Democracy -and European fascism
is not the only one of those dangers. Under
the guise of a national emergency, men like
Representatives Dies and C x and groups like
the American Legion and fie Communists are
even now trying to erect their "American" De-
mocracy, with all its dangers to the real Democ-
racy. Under this same shelter, some of the na-
tion's colleges and universities - witness only
Brooklyn City College, Montana State and Ten-
nessee --have their "witch hunts" well under
way. (Michigan - despite what the local "civil
liberties" groups may say -is not, I think,
among them.) This concern, then, which we
must develop will be an aid to our ferreting out
these evil elements from the good.
Now--today! -a greater number of us must
avail ourselves of our capacities to think. We -
no less than any other group - are obliged by
the very nature of our Democracy to concern
ourselves in these matters. Let not our reaction
to admonitions against hysteria dull our appre-
ciation of the giganticism of this struggle. And
let not our concern direct us into an hysterical
"witch hunt". In many ways the ASU's foreign
policy platform is just as valid as that of the
Committee to Defend America by Aiding the
- Robert Copp
Observation By Fasting
To the Editor:
I have decided to impose on myself a complete
day of fasting, silence and-contemplation in sym-
pathy with my 50 friends and compatriots who
are suffering the life of prison and concentration
camps. I have set the day of Dec. 19 for that
purpose and have already wired my intention to
my home in Syria.
It is my deep conviction that the present strug-
gle in Europe is essentially a moral one. The
spirit of violence and complete disregard to
human values which we witness at present, can
neither be resolved nor interpreted in any but
moral terms.
The unity and independence of Syria is a
prerequisite to any peaceful and stable settle-
ment of the problems of the Near East. The
cause of Syria is also the cause of a world order
in which small as well as big nations can live
in peace and justice. I quote from Saadeh, the
leader of the Syrian National Party: "The Ideal
before the Syrian nation is the realization of our
unity and independence, and the cooperation
They're Not All
Fifth-Columnists.. .
ITH RESPECT TO the growing con-
cern about foreign activities of a
subversive character in this country occasioned
by recent discoveries of the Dies Committee in-
volving even official representatives of some
countries, it is important to keep in mind an-
other type of foreigners who live among us in
the United States.

All non-Americans are not Fifth Columnists;
as a matter of fact, the great majority of the
foreigners now in America are real friends of
American democracy. They are rendering, and
can render, valuable service to the American
public opinion and to the world.
These "guests" in our democracy are people
of high ideals, whose very presence here is an
indication of their active participation in the
attempt towards an establishment of a more
just world order. This should serve to awaken
us to the type of persons, activities and sacri-
fices that were building our democracy at the
time when it was still more dynamic and less
secure. This is a valuable stimulus against the
temptation to take our democracy for granted
and accept it passively.
Another contribution is the enlightenment of
our public opinion to the real situation and the
problems and issues in various parts of the
world. The influence of living witnesses is more
effective than the abstract information by ra-
dio, newspaper, and other organs of publicity.
FINALLY, let us remember what a great service
America can render to the world by protect-
ing, in these times, a legion of intellectual leader-
ship that entertains our best ideals, ultimately
to help to us in the reconstruction of a desperate
and disheartened world.

towards the establishment of a peaceful world
The sentence passed against me by the Petain
Regime is another evidence of the moral issues
involved in the present world situation. I am
not an agitator by temperament nor by leanings,
and my writings are all of a detached and philo-
sophic nature. The fact that they had some in-
fluence in awakening the youth of my country
to a new vision of a better life and served as a
criterion for criticism of the present state of
affairs is only part of my conscientious duty
which I could not help but perform.
It is with this profound faith and conviction
in the justice of our cause that I impose on my-
self this voluntary fast. I hope to use it as an
opportunity to keep in touch with the ideals and
principles for which I stand, and I am sure that
this decision of mine will have its effect on my
friends who zre suffering actually and not
merely symbolically for our common ideals. I am
confident thatthe salvation of our human cul-
ture rests in the hands of people who still have
this profound conviction in the spiritual values
of man.
- Fakhri Maluf
Petition System Unfair?
To the Editor:
It is with considerable interest that I have ob-
served events leading up to the forthcoming
Frosh Frolic elections. So far as I understand
the elections, a candidate must obtain a petition
with at least 25 signatures of members of the
freshman class in the candidate's school in order
to have his or her name placed on the ballot.
But, it is with much regret that I have found
out that the ballot will contain only a minor per-
centage of those who have fulfilled the above
In any democratic election in which the peti-
tion system is used, all candidates who have
their petition signed by the required number of
names are automatically plaed on the ballot.
This is the very basis of the petition system in
our present form of government. For this rea-
pon, it grieves me deeply to find that a great
proportion of the candidates are eliminated
merely by the arbitrary decision of the Women's
and Men's Judiciary Councils.
If a person receives the necessary number of
signatures on his petition, the final decision
should be left entirely to the voters at the elec-
tion. Let the student body decide their own
dance committee.
As a member of the Student Senate, still be-
lieving in the principles of democracy and free
elections whose outcome is determined by the
student body, I heartily protest the above action
taken by the Judiciary Councils and hope that
conditions will be remedied this year.
- Robert A. Krause
Drew as
Robert S.Afle .
WASHINGTON - During the week before his
Caribbean cruise, the President held a series of
private conferences which were of prime im-
portance in -connection with his plans for the
new Congress. In them he disclosed that he is
doing a lot of thinking about domestic problems
along two lines --
1. Youth.
2. Old-age pensions.
Roosevelt told his callers that he considered
these the most pressing problems facing the
country and that he was determined to do some-
thing "fundamental" about both.
It was essential to deal with the youth prob-
lem, Roosevelt held, if the nation's democratic
system is to be preserved. If youth is allowed
to lose hope in the future, to be cut off from
a sense of "belonging", it is certain to become
an easy prey to destructive "isms".

DEMOCRACY can resist these subversive ide-
ologies, the President held, only by convincing
youth that it does have a stake and a future in
the existing system. The history of Germany
and other countries which have fallen under the
heel of totalitarianism proves this, and the
United States has no time to lose in coping with
the problem.
The President indicated that he had no par-
ticular program in mind. In fact, he asked for
suggestions and ideas.

VOL. LL No. 61
Pubication in the Daily official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.x
Student Tea: President and Mrs.
Ruthven will be at home to students
Wednesday afternoon, December 11,
from 4 to 6 o'clock.
First Mortgage Loans: The Univer-
sity has a limited amount of funds to
loan on modern, well-located, Annq
Arbor residential property. Inter-
est at current rates. F.H.A. termsc
available. Apply Investment Office,
Room 100, South Wing, Universityf
Public Health Assembly: Dr. W.
W. Bauer, Director of the Bureau oft
Health Education of the Americant
Medical Association, will speak on
'The Interests and Activities of the
American Medical Association in
Health Education" today at 4:00 p.m.1
in. the Auditorium of the W. K. Kel-
logg Institute of Graduate and Post-
graduate Dentistry. All professional
students in public health are expected
to be present. The lecture is open
to the public and all interested are
cordially invited to attend.
Choral Union Members: Members
of the Choral Union in good stand-
ing will please call for their courtesy
tickets on the day of the Boston
Symphony Orchestra concert, Wed-
nesday, December 11, between the
hours of 9 and 12 and 1 and 4, at
the offices of the University Musical
Society, Burton Memorial Tower.
After 4 o'clock no tickets will be giv-
en out.
School of Music Senior and Gradu-
ate Students with major in applied
music who expect to receive the Ba-
:helor or Master of Music degree be-
fore the end of the current academic
year must check at once with the
School of Music office for (a) Ap-
proval of past and current elections.
The Revply
YESTERDAY was one of those days.
It should have been all right,
because I took a sleeping pill Sunday
night, and slept late, yes even through
a class, and when I got up I shaved,
which usually makes me fell pretty
good, but the minute I hit the soggy
streets of good old Ann Arbor, and
began my daily rounds I began to be
annoyed at people, so by the time I
had been exposed to the cold gray
light of day for a half hour I was
inwardly a seething mass of hot rage.
Which in turn caused me to speak
nastily to more people who in turn
spoke nastily to me, and things can
go on like that for quite awhile be-
ore anything good happens, and at
the time of this writing it has not
happened yet except that I have
something to write about.
NAMELY the dash dash woman at
the post office who edged her
way into the long line waiting at
the money order window, a blank
smug look on her silly face, thick
flesh on her ugly ankles, and an air
of righteousness about her which
would have meant a scene if anyone
had said "pardon me but-" to her,
a scene terrible in the minds of the
average male, but welcome and en-
tirely unfeared by almost any wom-
an. From what hidden store of cal-
lousness, from what apparently com-
plete lack of self-consciousness do
these females draw their abilities, if

I can grace them by such a term, to
do without ever having it bother
them the completely rude thing? Is
it because they trust in the training
given to each man by his mama,
the code of the matriarch which says
always give a lady your seat in the
bus, and let the ladies go ahead of
you when you are entering a door,
and do not ever speak harshly to a
lady because she is the noblest crea-
ture on earth even if she does some-
times seem flustered or red with
bristling bellicosity or lost in a little
world all of her own as sweetly she
digs her elbows into your ribs, steps
on your toes, forces her way past
you, bumps squarely into you and
says in an injured tone, "Stop crowd-
ing, young man", to the world at
AND as the lady wrote after my
column on clubwomen, is it only
because I have become a superior
creature, too good for my own mother
and girl, that I can write thus of the
dear, lovable ladies? Does it have
to get that personal? Do my mother
and my girl have to be dragged into
a more or less impersonal discussion
of women? Ah, yes, they must, for
that is the way of argument with the
womnn Tn defenso nf the sey there

(b) reservation of date for gradu-
ation recital.
The University Bureau &f Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received notice of the following
United States Civil Service Examin-
ations: Last date for filing applica-
tion is noted in each case:
Printer, Slug Machine Operator,
salary: $1.26 hr., Dec. 12, 1940.
Printer, Monotype Keyboard Op-
erator, salary $1.26 hr., Dec. 12, 1940.
Printer, Hand Compositor, salary:
$1.20 hr., Dec. 12, 1940.
Senior Medical Technician, salary:
$2,000, Dec. 30, 1940.
Medical Technician, salary: $1,-
800, Dec. 30, 1940.
Assistant Medical Technician, sal-
ary, $1,620, Dec. 30, 1940.
Complete information on file at
the Bureau of Appointments and Oc-
cupational Information, 201 Mason
Hall. Office hours: 9-12 and 2-4.
Orientation Advisers: All those who
have petitioned to be orientation ad-
visers and have not been interviewed
should come for an interview Decem-
ber 10, 11. or 12 from 3:00 to 5:00
International Center has undertak-
en to sell for foreignstudents,need-
ing money, three rugs. They can be
seen in the display case in the lobby
of the Center and details regarding
them may be obtained by inquiring in
the Office.
Academic Notices
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
meet in Room 319, West Medical
Building, at 7:30 tonight. Subject:
"Biological Oxidation-Reduction. Part
II. Cytochrome and Coenzyms." All
interested are invited.
Math. 370, Seminar will meet
today at 4:00 p.m., 3001 A.H.
Professor Rainich will spegk on
"Generalizations of Analytic Func-
tions to Higher Dimension."
Aeronautical Engineering 6: Grad-
ed reports are now available in the
office of Professor Thompson. There
will be a lecture blue book on Thuys-
day, December 12.
Graduate Students: Preliminary
French and German examinations
for the doctorate will be given Fri-
day, December 13, at four o'clock in
the Rackham second floor Study
Hall. In the second semester the ex-
aminations will2be given only once
-on February 28.
Choral Union Concert: The Bos-
ton Symphony Orchestra, Serge
Koussevitsky, Conductor, will give
the sixth program in the Sixty-Sec-
ond Annual Choral Union Concert
Series Wednesday evening, Decem-
ber 11, at 8:30 o'clock in Hill Audi-
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 . 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. r
An exhibition of Abstract Photog-

raphy and a Survey of Drawings by
American Artists is open afternoons,
2:00-5:00, in Alumni Memorial Hall,
through Dec. 20.
To Seniors and Juniors of the Col-

lege of Engineering and others en-
rolled for the lecture series on naval
subjects: The third lecture of the
series will be delivered at 4:00 p.m.
on Thursday, Dec. 12 in the Naval
R.O.T.C. Chart House, North Hall.
Subject: "The Navy Afloat" Speak-
er, Lieut.Commander W. L. Field,
U.S. Navy.
Events Today
Mathmats Club will meet this
evening at 8o'clock in the West Con-
ference Room of the Rackham Build-
ing. Dr. W. D. Duthie will speak on
"Segments in Ordered Sets,"
Botanical Journal Club will meet
tonight at 7:30 in Room N.S. 1139.
Reports by:
Florine Briscoe, "Contributions to
the life history of a systematic
fungous parasite, Cryptomycina
John R. Hardison, "Physiologic
specialization of wheat mildew in
Germany." The inheritance of re-
sistance to mildew. Diurnal cycle of
certain powdery mildews.
S. Wildman, "Review-Some prop-
erties of plant viruses."
The Student Branch of the ASME
will hold its Annual Roast this eve-
ning at 6:30, in the Michigan League.
Professor Walter Sadler will be the
"Roastmaster." Following the dinner
six Engineering Faculty members will
compete for the "Spoofuncup" Award.
All engineers and others interested
are invited.
Men's Glee Clubs: Both Varsity and
Freshman Glee Clubs will rehearse
this afternoon at 4:00 sharp. Final
call for eligibility cards of Varsity
men will be made; no man may ap-
pear in the Union Opera unless he
has presented eligibility card.
A.I.Ch.E.-A.LM.E. Joint Banquet
Meeting today, 6:15 p.m., Michigan
Union. Dr. Joseph D. Ryan, Assist-
ant Direbtor of Research of Libby-
Owens-Ford, will speak on "Automo-
tive Safety Glass." Tickets can be
secured from officers of either or-
German Club: A Christmas party
will be held this evening at 8:00 in
Room 305 of the Union. There will
be refreshments and all members are
to bring a ten-cent gift for exchange.
Alpha Kappa Delta initiation
meeting at the home of Professor
A. E. Wood, 3 Harvard Place, today
at 6:15 p.m. Cars will leave from
Haven Hall at 5:55.
The Michigan Party judiciary
committee will meet tonight at 8:00
in the Union. The room number will
be posted on the bulletin board.
League Dancing Classes: Tonight
there will be an extra class for the
beginners at 7:30 and the advanced
class will start at 8:30 as usual. Next
week on Tuesday the advanced class
will have two hours of lessons, 7:30-
9:30 p.m.
Discussion of "The Future World
Commonwealth," to be led by Mrs.
Dorothy Beecher Baker and Profes-
sor Preston W. Slosson, tonight at
8:00 in the Michigan League. Spon-
sored by Bahai Student Group.
Social Service Seminar: Mrs. Elea-
nor Cranefield, Associate Professor
of Social Work in the University's
Social Work Curriculum, will talk on
"Case Work and Group Work" at
the Student Religious Association's
social service seminar at Lane Hall
at 7:15 tonight. The meeting is open
to all interested students.
Classical Record Concert this eve-
ning at 7:30 in the Men's Lounge of

the Rackham Building.
Modern Dance Club: Because of
the concert on Wednesday, the regu-
lar meeting this week' will be tonight
at 7:30 in Barbour Gymnasium.
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rare effort to explain some of these mysterious
doings. s * .
But we're convinced that the students of
Michigan are entitled to an explanation.

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