THE MICIGIAN DA TTY
TIRSDAY. OCTOBER 3, 1940
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for Academic Freedom, which was born during
the summer to fight the students' case. Broken
down to its composite parts, the Committee con-
sisted of representatives from the CIO, the ASU,
two Freedom for Negro groups, and other na-
tional student organizations. Previous to the
meeting this Committee had addressed letters
to each individual Regent, asking for a hearing
at their regular meeting. Receiving no response,
they came to Ann Arbor (most of them resided
in Detroit) and made a personal appeal.
The Committee never saw the Regents. Dr.
Frank Robbins left the meeting to. inform them
that the Regents had supported Dr. Ruthven's
action, and now considered the issue "a closed
Said one University official: "Those demon-
strators want merely to force the President into
a public debate, and we have no intention of en-
gaging in any such fracas."
ON THE DAY FOLLOWING the Regents meet-
ing Dr. Ruthven said he would prepare a
statement, clearly outlining the University's atti-
tude. He said this statement would give the
exact number of students involved (previously
it was said to be 13; this Dr. Ruthven denied)
and would close the affair completely as far as
the University was concerned.
On registration day last week Hugo Reichard
attempted to register and was. referred to Pres-
ident Ruthven. There he received a flat "no" to
his requests for admission and was told that the
University had not changed its attitude in regard
to his case.
Reichard and his "demonstrators" (21 men
and women, seven poster-bedecked cars) then
drove through the city and left.
Following this incident Dr. Ruthven promised
once again to deliver his statement during the
coming month. He said that "every student in-
volved knows exactly why he received our let-
ters," and said that Hugo Reichard's expedition
to his office had only one purpose-to stage a
Dr. Ruthven also said that there were several
"borderline cases" still to be considered. He
meant that there were some students who had
received warnings but who had not been defin-
THAT BRINGS the case up to date. As yet
there has been no charge made by the Uni-
versity, nor any defense of its action. Dr. Ruth-
'ven's statement will contain the first official
wdrds on the matter. It will be issued in about
- Paul Chandler
Paul M. Chandler
Howard A. Goldman
. City Editor
. Associate Editor
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* .Exchange Editor
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Assistant Business Manager .
Women's Business Manager
Women's Advertising Manager
The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writer.
NIGHT EDITOR: JEAN SHAPERO
H UGO REICHARD was walking out of
Angell Hall, smarting from his lat-
est rebuke in the President's office. Hugo had
just led a demonstrating group. of Detroiters in
an effort to obtain reinstatement in the Uni-
Challenged Hugo to a Daily editor on his way
from the building: "Well, are you going to get
into the fight, or ar you going the old way of
And the Daily editor replied: "Hugo, we want
to learn what this business is all about before
we say anything."
Since that time the Daily staff has been asked
to give the student body its opinion on the al-
leged "expulsion" of a number of former Mich-
igan students. And to all who are curious, we
give the same answer which Hugo received, i.e.
we still would like to know what are the real
facts of the case.
It is only fair to-add that these facts may be
never known. Already there has been so much
hasty covering-up and deception by all the par-
ties involved, that it seems reasonable that at
no time will we really get the vital issues in-
N ALL FAIRNESS, however, The Daily now
wants to give its readers a summary of what
has happened, so far as we know, since last June
in regard to this particular, case. The follow-
ing account is our frank, and honest, account of
The incident probably began at Commence-
ment time when President Ruthven told a grad-
uating class that the University of Michigan
would not welcome students who are not con-
vinced that American democracy is the ideal
form of (government. Dr. Ruthven did not elab-
orate on this statement.
A few days later Hugo Reichard, a graduate
student, revealed that he had received a letter,
along with an uncertain number of, students,
advising him that his presence at the Univer-
sity would not be welcomed this year. Hugo
said that there were no specificrcharges con-
tained in the letter. But after receipt of the
document he went to Dr.' Ruthven and talked
Later it was learned that a group of students
had received similar letters. Some of them were
told in plain English not to return and others
were told they could return only after an au-
dience with the President.
Immediately Hugo Reichard and some of the
others protested through the public press,
through "civil rights organization," and else-
where. They said they had been made the object
of unfair persecution on the basis of participa-
tion in American Student Union activities on the
campus; and more particularly because of al-
leged connection with the formation of a CIO
union among non-professional University em-
ployes in various campus buildings.
THEY CHARGED that the right of "academic
freedom" was involved, and said the Univer-
sity had demonstrated its unwillingness to bar-
gain collectively with a lawfully formed Union.
It is a fact that some of the students who had
been served the notices were fine scholars, oth-
ers had been on the campus for several years,
there was a Howood winner in the grou. and
0 0 .
T N HIS ADDRESS to the ninth an-
nual Spring Parley in 1939 Pres-
ident Alexander G. Ruthven said, "At Oxford,
the Union, a student-faculty forum, has pre-
pared hundreds for public life in the British
Empire. The Spring Parley during the past
nine years has introduced the Oxford idea at
the University of Michigan. The Parley affords
students of high academic rank, faculty mem-
bers and administrative officers of student se-
lection, and the inquisitive student who wishes
to get a view of fields beyond his own area of
concentration, as well as eager campus leaders
who have social vision or religious zeal, a splen-
did opportunity to discuss issues of the day. It
is gratifying to us, as educators, to know that
intellectual pursuits do not end with research
and lectures by mature scholars, but continue,
year after year, to attract students in increasing
numbers . ..
The title" of that parley was "The Student
Looks At The 40's." Today we are in the 40's;
in them up to our necks, for they have hit us
with a ferocity that not one of us imagined in
those days. A philosophy of force has struck
the world-Spartans of the 20th century who
threaten to blackout the last remnants of free
thought that remain. It is a challenge to all of
us, especially to we students who are the chosen
citizens of Athens today, to revitalize the demo-
cratic ideals that are our heritage.
ATHENS FELL. We must not and we shall not
if the spirit and conviction that' yesterday
saw the formation of the Michigan Forum shall
soon animate the stagnating life of this country.
Sponsored by the Senate in conjunction with the
Union, League and Daily, the Forum is the real-
ization of many who have hoped to see free pub-
lic discussion become as an important an insti-
tution at Michigan as is the Union at Oxford.
This is not to say that the Parleys have failed.
Rather the Michigan Forum is the logical prod-
uct of Parley discussions, a recognition that the
days demand that the Parley become a frequent
and regular part of the intellectual life of the
University. It is in the spirit that the Parleys
embody that one criticizes the Parleys for under-
emphasis on student participation, for allowing
the discussions to become too general and vague
when conciseness and clarity are needed most.
PLANS' for thg Forum were drawn up with
these very weaknesses uppermost in mind.
Each meeting will center about a specific ques-
tion on current economic, political or social ques-
tions formulated by the sponsoring committee.
Several debaters, representing various campus
opinions. will give "pro" and "con" arguments
on the question followed by general remarks
from members of the audience. All debates will
be for decision, which will be determined by
having the affirmative minded members of the
audience file out on the right side of the exit
while those favoring the negative will leave on
the left side of the exit post.
THE FIRST MEETING of the Forum is at 7:45
on October 12 at the Union when two Young
Republicans will debate two campus "liberals"
on the question, "Resolved, That the President
of the United States Be a Practical Business-
3 Drew Pedno
WASHINGTON-One reason President Roose-
velt and his naval advisers are not greatly
perturbed about Japan's signing a formal alli-
ance with Hitler and Mussolini is a confidential
survey U.S. naval experts have made of the
This reveals that Japanese warships only have
on hand enough oil for about two and one-half
months of warfare.
Japan gets its oil chiefly from California and
the Dutch East Indies, having almost no supplies
of its own. That, of course, is one reason she
covets the Dutch East Indies. However, naval
surveys also show that the capture of these is-
lands will not be as easy as might be expected.
For the Dutch islands of Java and Sumatra
have been preparing for the threat of Japanese
invasion for two years. About twenty Dutch sub-
marines are stationed in these waters, plus about
300 bombing planes, many of them purchased
in the United States. Finally, the islands are
well fortified with carefully concealed big guns.
Result is that military experts believe the
Dutch' could hold out against Japanese naval
invaders for about four months. And during
this time, Japan's oil supply, if embargoed by
the United States, might become exhausted.
This may be one reason why the Japanese
have made haste slowly in their contemplated
plans for invasion of the Dutch East Indies.
They did not want to move until they were sure
first that Britain was in a desperate position
in its fight with Hitler; and second, that the
United States was worried about Europe and did
not want to get its fleet pre-occupied in the
SECRETARY FRANCES PERKINS, long under
fire in inner Administrative quarters, will be
the target of some hot blasts by Wendell Willkie
in his Pittsburgh speech tonight.
This will be the GOP nominee's major labor
address, and it will be aimed chiefly at organized
workers in the big industrial centers, with whom
admittedly he is weak. Willkie considers, the
talk so important that he took more time and
care preparing it than his acceptance speech.
Willkie strongly resents the recent attacks on
his labor record as head of Commonwealth and
Southern, particularly the scathing article in
the "New Republic." His first impulse was to
roll up his sleeves and deliver a slashing answer.
But campaign advisers warned against it, urging
that the best defense was a sizzling attack on
Willkie accepted their judgment and will de-
vote only a small part of his speech to his own
labor record. Its main burden will be a caustic
grilling of the New Deal's administration of its
own labor laws.
He will charge that labor hasn't been given an
adequate voice in agencies in which it is vitally
interested. That is where Miss Perkins comes ii.
She may not be mentioned by name, for fear of
offending the women's vote, but Willkie will
leave no doubt whom he means. He will assert
that her Labor Department is manned by "mis-
fits" and others unacceptable to either the AFL
Also, unless the text of the speech is changed,
Willkie will promise that if elected he will ap-
point someone from the "ranks of labor" as
Secretary of Labor, and give labor greater rep-
resentation in other branches -of the Govern-
ment, such as the Social Security Board, Wage-
Hour Division, etc. , He will charge that these
agencies are being run by college professors and
theorists who don't understand labor's problems.
Note-One of the main collaborators on Will-
kie's speech was Lewis G. Hines, AFL Labor
Commissioner of Pennsylvania and one of the
campaign managers of Governor Arthur James.
Hines' appointment. as assistant to AFL carpen-
ter boss "Big Bill" Hutcheson, chairman of the
GOP labor campaign committee, soon will be
The City Editor s
WE SEE where another course in marriage re-
lations will be offered Michigan seniors this
year.The whole student body applauds such an
intelligent and practical move.
* * *
Those persons managing the course move with
fear in their hearts. Seems like it is easy to pro-
mote misunderstanding if the publicity isn't
* * *
Which reminds us of a headline which our
own Michigan Daily ran on a similar story
last year. Wrote the erudite reporter: "1,000
Begin Marriage Relations" Or something
University of Illinois officials report that 85
percent of their 1940 graduates are now em-
ployed in the work of their choice. It is just as
well to feel proud of this now. Next June 85 to
90 percent will probably be employed in a pro-
fession not of their choice-the military pro-
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DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
What Was That Again?
(Continued from Page 2)
and 5:00 p.m. at Hill Auditor-
box office; new men on Friday
to 5:00 p.m.
By THE MAD HATTER
OUR HISTORY PROFESSOR does
not know this yet, but he is play-
ing with dynamite. In fact, much
more of what he has been doing, and
our boy Sam threatens reprisals.
It all started last Monday when
he joked lightly about our birthplace
and America's Athens-Boston, Mass.
Now, there is nothing that Sam and
I like better than a joke, especially
if it is by Bob Benchley or about
Detroit's 'chances in the Series. But
there are some things, we feel, that
are better left unmentioned.
It happened again today, often.
Mid-way in the lecture there was
electricity in the air. Sam was draw-
ing infernal machines on his paper
all the while whistling through his
teeth, an ominous sign to those who
know Sam. Many of the women in
class were egging their consorts on
and the two rather beefy young men
behind us were muttering unprint-
able, fiery mutterings.
Luckily, good sense and our in-
stincts of fair play prevailed. Herr
Professor left the room unscathed,
saved by the bell and his own good
fortune. What will happen Friday,
only the Ofacles can say (Ed. note-
a Daily committee has not yet made
contact with these people because
of atmospheric conditions).
By this time' tomorrow, the good
doctor will undoubtedly have receiv-
ed his Last Warning. Fingermen in
Toledo and Detroit have been con-
tacted and his movements are being
observed. Let us hope, sir, that your
tact will prevent the occurrenceof
an Unfortunate Accident.
N LINE with our policy of "Leave
'em Laughin'," we should like to
include this witty story, which was
told us by a certain headwaiter at
a certainbState Street soda parlor (it
is not the policy of this column to
include unpaid advertisements).
To begin, then:
It seems that men of five different
nationalities set about to write about
the elephant. The Englishman went
off to India, organized a hunt, and
came out with a pulp-paper, profuse-
ly illustrated travelogue entitled.
"How I Shot My First Elephant."
The Frenchman strolled through
the zoo for ten or twenty minutes
and came out with a yellow-back
called, "Les Amours De L'Elefant."
The German spent ten years in
the library, and produced a five vol-
ume set, "An Introduction to the
Monograph on the Study of the
The Russian got drunk on vodka,
retired to his garret and produced
Lecture Course Tickets: Now on
sale, Hill Auditorium Box Office.
Eight lectures-prices $3.50, $3.00,
$2.75. Special Student Rate $2.00
(reserved seats, second balcony) Box
office hours 10 to 1, 2-4.
The Stalker Cooperative House for
boys has two vacancies. Anyone in-
terested phone 7902, or call at 333
East Ann St.
Tennis Tournaments: Entry lists
for women's singles and mixed
doubles are posted in the Women's
Athletic Building. Everyone on cam-
pus is welcome and those wishing to
enter are asked to sign up now. Tour-
naments start next week.
German 151: All applicants for
German 151 (Teacher's Course) will
please communicate with me today
at 9-10 or 11-12 in 303 SW (Tel 689)
to arrange schedule of hours.
Norman L. Willey
German 253. Historical German
Grammar: All applicants for Ger-
man 253 will please communicate
with me today at 9-10 or 11-12 in
303 SW (Tel 689) to arrange sched-
ule of hours.
Norman L. Willey
German 253, Historical German
Grammar meets Monday from 7-9
in 303 Library.
Norman L. Willey
All graduate students who expect
to enter the Hopwood contests this
year must enroll in a course in com-
position this semester.
R. W. Cowden
C 121: Intermediate and Ad-
vanced Orchestra Materials. Class
will report today instead of Friday
at Lane Hall, 2 p.m.
B 107: Elementary Conducting.
Class will report today instead of Fri-
day at Lane Hall, 2:00 p.m.
Sociology 51: Section 5 will meet
in Roorm 18 Angell Hall instead of
Room E Haven Hall. Section 10 will
meet in Room 216 Haven Hall in-
stead of Room E Haven Hall.
Graduate Record Examination: All
students registering in the Graduate
School for the first time this fall,
must present themselves at the Rack-
failing to take this examination. Seat-
ing arrangements for the various
sessions will be posted in the en-
trance hall of the Rackham Build-
ing on the days of the examination.
The following room assignments
have been mad in history courses:
History 11, sec. 9, MF at 10, from
Room E, Haven to 1020 A.H.
History 11, sec- 14, TuTh at 11,
from Room E, Haven to 225 A.H.
History 49, sec. 2, W, 11, from Room
E, Haven, to 225 A.H.
Hisory 49, sec. 4A, Th, 2, 1018 A.H.
History 49, see. 6, Tu, 2, E Haven.
History 105, MWF, 11, from 231 A.
H. to Room D, Haven Hall.
History 149, British Empire, TuTh
at 9, sec. 1, Tu at 2; sec. 2, Th at 1,
Room B, Haven.
History 161, MWF, 9, from Rodm E
to 315 Haven.
Choral Union Concerts: The Uni-
versity Musical Society announces
the following attractions for the
Sixty-Second Choral Union Concert
Marian Anderson, Contralto, Octo-
Rudolf Serkin, pianist, November 7
Don Cossack Chorus, Serge Jaroff,
conductor, November 18.
New York Philharmonic-Symphony
Orchestra, John Barbirolli, conduc-
tor, November 24.
Richard Bonelli, baritone, Decem-
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge,
Koussevitzky, conductor, December
Vladimir Horowitz, pianist, Janu-
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra,
Dimitri Mitropoulos, conductor, Jan-
Budapest String Quartet, Febru-
Georges Enesco, violinist, March 4.
Season tickets: $12.00, $10.00, $8.00,
$6.00. Tickets for individual con-
certs: $2.50, $2.00, $1.50 and $1.00.
Tickets may be ordered by mail up
to Friday noon, October 4 (orders
may also be left in person) at the
offices of the University Musical
Society, Charles A. Sink, President,
Burton Memorial Tower.
Beginning Monday morning, Octo-
ber 7, at 8:30 o'clock, all unsold
tickets, both for the season and for
individual concerts, will be placed
on public sale at the same office, and
will continue on sale so long as the
Charles A. Sink, President,
University Musical Society
Zoology Club will meet in the Am-