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NIGHT EDITOR. JEAN SHAPERO
The editorials published in The Michi-
gan Daily are written by members of The
Daily staff and represent the views of the
Strikes Condemned .. .
W HEN WILL ORGANIZED LABOR
REALIZE that a period of national
military emergency is not the proper time for
renewed militance and jurisdictional strikes?
War-time has always meant open season on
trade unions, and Washington does not lack
men who are awaiting their first chance to shout
"sabotage" and "inner dissension". The unions
are an integral part of our defense program,
but they must subordinate the petty internal
politics that have irked so many Congressmen
within the past month.'
This week, for example, the United Brother-
hood of Carpenters and Joiners called a strike
because the International Union of Wood, Wire,
and Lathe Workers has been installing metal base
backings in the new War Department Building.
Both unions belong to the A.F. of L. which makes
the position of' organized labor in this matter
A certain congressman could not resist this
opportunity to dig at the union. Mr. Sumners
of Texas declared that "this nation does not
want to repeat the mistakes of Fragce where
manufacturers are concerned for a profit and
the operatives were concerned for what they
called social gains". Michigan's Representative
Hoffman went a step further when he said, "Let
the people of Washington thank God that these
carpenters did not decide that this new War De-
partment building should be erected in the
central part of Michigan, where men stand
ready to work for half or less than the sum de-
manded by these men."
THESE STATEMENTS are not highly personal
outbursts. They represent a sentiment
which would make labor's position highly pre-
carious during wartime. Our government may
have been slow in starting its emergency pro-
gram, but fast moving defense preparations will
not permit petty strikes to block their path.
In the past, the unions have always amused
the nation with their family antics. They took
the New York World's Fair for a ride that
hasn't ended yet. America laughed at the spec-
tacle of only a union electrician being allowed'
to install light bulbs, but war has no room for
a sense of humor. If the labor unions do not
shelve this myopic policy, they will soon dis-
cover that their traditional gains will have given
way to the biggest company union ever set up.
- Dan Behrman
Racketeering In AFL
St. Louis got acquainted with George E.
Browne, international president of the Stage
Hands and Movie Operators' Union, at the time
of the protracted scandals and brawling over
the actions of his intimate friend and co-worker,
John Nick, former head of the local union.
Browne was recently re-elected to the executive
council of the AFL as twelfth vice-president.
At the same time, the convention adopted an
eloquent but ineffectual resolution condemning
This makes a "fascinating picture", in the
eyes of Edwin A. Lahey, veteran labor reporter
of the Chicago Daily News. Browne, he writes,
has "surrounded himself with some of the finest
gorillas who ever dodged a day's work in Chi-
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War Credit Barriers
WASHINGTON - Few questions of foreign
policy have aroused more intensity of feeling
among members of the Roosevelt Cabinet than
the proposed credit (some Cabinet member
call it "gift") of $100,000,000 to the Franco
government in Spain.
Those who champion it the most ardently are
U.S. Ambassador Weddell in Spain and Assistant
Secretary of State Breckenridge Long, both of
whom, incidentally, married wealthy St. Louis
wives, and both of whom now seem to have
sold their Spanish "gift" idea to Cordell Hull.
Those who most ardently oppose the hundred
millions to Franco are Secretary of the Treasury
Morgenthau and Secretary of the Interior Ickes.
Morgenthau, as a director of the Export-Import
Bank, is in a strategic position to block the
"gift" and may do so.
His fear is that any large loan to Franco would
rouse American public opinion against the more
worthwhile credits which are now in process
of negotiation - $160,000.000 to China and $100,-
000,000 to Argentincel The Argentine credit is
considered vital to the Good Neighbor policy,
while the credit to China is to help continue
resistance against Japan.
Purpose of the Spanish credit, according to
the State Department career boys, is to keep
Franco out of the war. It has leaked out, how-
ever, that in his talks with Ambassador Wed-
dell, Franco has refused to give a definite pledge
to stay out of the war, and will only no so fa
as to say that he "does not foresee war."
Real fact is that Franco will have to go into
war on the side of Germany whenever Hitler
wants him to, and no advance pledge of any
kind would be worth the paper it is written on.
Hitler already has about 20,003 troops stationed
in Spain, and one reason he has them there is
not only to keep an eye on Franco, but because
there is so much political unrest in Spain that
Franco faces revolution.
Spanish jails are crowded with political pris-
oners; Republican sentiment is stronger than
ever. Meanwhile food is more scarce even than
during the long 'Spanish civil war, one reason
being the fact that Franco has had to send
large shipments of grain to Germany to pay for
the arms sold him by Hitler during the civil war.
So now the State Department wants the U.S'
Treasury to compensate Franco for the food
payments he has had to send to Hitler.
The Social Whirl
AFTER A BAD BEGINNING, Washington's
social season is swinging into the old gla-
During the autumn, that unique group of
women who make a profession of running the
big social functions of the town, was deeply
impressed. They feared that the war would send
this year's business into the cellar.
One debutante, Miss Louisa Clement, gave the
$1500 which her grandmother had allotted for
the coming-out party to British aid. This was
fine 'for Britain, but bad news for the social
Then the tide began to turn. A fortnight
after the election, the wealthy Mrs. William Laird
Dunlop staged the Black and White Ball. That
broke the ice. War-born nervousness began to
disappear. Wavering mamas decided to go
through with daughters' parties after all.
And now restraints seem definitely lifted and
the parties are getting really lavish. Champagne
is being uncorked with gay abandon, and pro-
fessional social secretaries are happily amazed:
"It's going to be the gayest season in years,"
they say, "gayer than anything since the de-
MERE REPEAL of the Johnson Act won't clear
the way for financial aid to Britain. There
is another hurdle that seems to have been gen-
erally forgotten - Section 7 of the revised Neu-
trality Act passed by Congress just a year ago.
This clause extends the credit ban to all coun-
tries, regardless of whether they are in default
or not, which have been officially declared to be
at war. By its language the section makes it
unlawful for any "person" in the United States
to "purchase, sell, or exchange bonds, securi-
ties, or other obligations" of a belligerent.
However, legal experts are in doubt whether
these prohibitions apply to the Government.
Neither law specifically says so. Their only
express ban is against private citizens engaged
in foreign financing.,
The Johnson Act, for example, explicitly de-
fines "person" to mean an "individual, partner-
ship, corporation, or association other than a
public corporation . . . created by Congress, or
a. corporation in which the Government has a
controlling interest."' Some legal authorities
interpret this as clear proof that Congress had
no intention of including the government in
THE ITALIANS' CONFIDENTIAL EXPLANA-
TION for the poor showing of their navy
compared with the British is interesting.
They point out that their navy was built with
the idea that it would oppose the French, never
the British. Therefore most of the guns were
concentrated in the forward part of their battle-
ships and cruisers, on the assumption that the
speedier Italian vessels would take the offensive
_se a vimof - h ln a vl .va 'Pim-ph l .
WE HOPE Evashevski's conscience hurts him
today as he plays Santa Claus. We'll swear
to a last breath that the election was fixed.
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Somebody is trying to circulate petitions
on the campus, urging University officials
to find scholarship money for Margaret
SOMETHING QUEER'S AFOOT. Dean Yoakum
has already privately promised Miss Camp-
bell to seek funds for her education.
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If she gets the scholarship, the petition-
circulators receive credit. .If she doesn't,
the University is "cracking down".
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Furthermore, who's behind the petition?
That's something even the circulators don't
seem to understand. The blanks have been out
for a couple of days; meanwhile they're trying
to form an organization to support the cause.
TO THE EDITOR
Another ASU Letter
ro the Editor:
.a turday last The Daily quoted me as saying
_t ,nAmerican Student Union meeting that
"in future the ASU must be ready to submerge
its id ntity as an organization if necessary to
work towards the end of its platform."
Isolated from context, this might mean that
the ASU was preparing to disband as an organ-
ization, and send its members into other organ-
izations to work for an ASU type of program.
The ASU is not disbanamg in Ann Arbor, and
will continue a full -organizational life, even
though denied use of University premises for
meetings. Membership has increased in the last
few days, and will doubtless continue to do so.
I repeat that we are interested above all in
our program for peace, education, jobs, equal
rights - and not in mere organization. Stu-
dents work for these things on many campuses
where there is no ASU, and would here even if
there were no ASU.
Finally, while we will more than ever seek
the cooperation of other organizations, we cer-
tainly expect the members of those groups to de-
cide for themselves whether they want such
cooperation. There will be no Trojan horsing
I'd be grateful if you could publish these re-
marks as an explanation of a quote which might
otherwise give an unfortunate impression of
the ASU's intention.
- Harper W. Poulson,
Michigan Field Representative,
American Student Union.
Disgusted Coeds Answered
To the Editor:
We read the letter sent to you by "Two Dis-
gusted Coeds". It should have been signed "Two
It's high time that the so-called sophisticated
females step down from their egotistical high
horse. Many centuries ago the man received a
majority of rights and privileges and to make up
for this deficiency the female was treated with
courtesy and kindness not associated with a man
to man relationships. Today the situation is
changed, for the female has achieved a recog-
nition of equal rights, but she still wants to re-
tain her cloak of pretended weakness so that
she may have the advantage in all conflicts
between herself and the male. The women
should make up their mind what they want, equal
rights or chivalry. "You can't have your cake
and eat it too."
If any person regardless of sex expects to get
a free seat at a popular public function, he
should get there well before starting time. Also
we should like to mention, with the ratio of men
to women at 5 to 2 at Michigan (these "dis-
gusted" coeds are so beautiful) why don't they
have a date. It sounds like sour grapes to us.
-Tom and Ray,
Two Disgusted Engineers,
EXACTLY EIGHT YEARS AGO, on Decem-
ber 12, 1932, the first issue of The Washing-
ton Merry-Go-Round column made its appear-
ance in just six newspapers.
This week, December 12, 1940, Drew Pearson
and Robert S. Allen published their 2,923rd
Washington Merry-Go-Round column in just
613 newspapers, scattered from coast to coast
and with a circulation of 15,000,000.
When they started, Pearson and Allen were
unknown outside of the select circle which recog-
nized the anonymous authors of the best-selling
"Washington Merry-Go-Round", hit book of
1931-32, and of "More Merry-Go-Round."
Moreover, they were broke. Their candor in
telling tales about political bigwigs in their books
hur rp,,tp i th n. s. of r n bs nDew,
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1940
VOL. LI. No. 64
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to al
members of the University.
Freshmen and Sophomores, Col-
lege of Literature, Science, and the
Arts: Elections for the second sem-
ester are now being approved by the
Academic Counselors, You will be
notified by postcard to see your Coun-
selor and it will be to your decided
advantage to reply to this summons
promptly. By so doing, you will be
able to discuss your program care-
fully with your Counselor and avoid
the rush and confusion at the end
of the semester. Remember that
there will be no opportunity for you
to see your Counselor during the fin-
al examination period.
Arthur Van Duren
Chairman, Academic Counselors
To Students having Library Books:
1. Students having in their possession
books drawn from the University
Library are notified that books are
due Monday, December 16, before the
impending Christmas vacation, in
pursuance of the University regula-
"Students who leave Ann Arbor for
more than a week must first return
all borrowed books."
Books needed between December
16 and the beginning of vacation may
be retained upon application at the
2. Failure to return books before
the ,vacation will render the student
liable to an extra fine.
3. Students remaining in.town may
charge and renew books for seven-
day periods beginning December 16.
4. Students leaving town who have
urgent need for books during the
vacation period will be given permis-
(Editor's Note: We are postponing our
discussion of the youth problem until
a later issue as there are a few observ-
ations we'd like to make today.)
FIRST ITEM on the agenda is a
letter we received from "One of
Your Readers" in Stockwell Hall.
Since she did not sign her name, the
letter could not be printed in our
regular letter column, but it can be
printed in Fire and Water. (Daily
rule re letters to the editor: all let-
ters must be signed although writer
can stipulate that his name be omit-
ted or changed in the printed letter.)
"Now is the time for me to say
"Thank You" to The Daily. Be-
cause with me, The Daily is tops.
Thank you f or-
a. "The editorials. I don't agree
with a lot of them, but at least they're
well-written and ° thoughtful and
stimulating. I think you've shown a
remarkable ability to skate wisely
on thin ice, and you've treated
touchy topics (and heaven knows
there've been enough of 'em) with
fairness and tact and good sense.
b. "The sports page. Although a
mere coed and pretty dumb about
athletics, I wouldn't miss the Daily
Double nor the sports write-ups for
anything, not even Harmon's auto-
graph. And some of Hal Wilson's
articles-e.g. the one written after
the Minnesota game-are simply
c. The columns. I've saved so
many of those things by Mascott and
Touchstone that I'll be starting a
scrapbook soon. Even Lothario is
amusing simetimes and the Scratch-
pad is too, the D.D. notwithstanding."
The very intelligent coed from
Stockwell Hall has a few more en-
joyable comments, but point c. we be-
lieve was her best,
WANTED: a responsible, generous
dog-lover who will take into his
heart and home one "Typo," 18 square
inches of puppydom of not only in-
discriminate but questionable an-
The dog,. embellished with a big
blue ribbon and a note asking that
someone take care of her, and left
at The Daily last Monday has been
well-supported by the Daily staff for
the past few days. But, in answei
to one N.A. who asks: "What wil]
become of Typo when he leaves stark
reality in the middle aisle?" we re-
ply that we are now giving the dog
away to anyone who wants it. And
incidentally, N.A., its not a he, it's
Anyway, Typo is definitely not
leading a normal dog's life arounc
The Daily. There are too many peo-
ple petting her, and typewriters,
telephones, AP machines, linotype
sion to take such books with them,
provided they are not in general' de-
mand, on application at the office
of the Superintendent of Circulation.
Wm. W. Bishop, Librarian
Senior and Graduate Students in
Aeronautical Engineering: Aeronau-
tical Engineering students who expect
to graduate in 1941 may be interest-
ed in opportunities for employment
with the Federal Government, which
require a Civil Service rating. At-
tention is called to a letter on the De-
partment Bulletin Board, describing
openings which may be available at
the Naval Aircraft Factory in Phila-
delphia, Pennsylvania. Students who
intend to apply for a Civil Service
rating in order to be eligible for this
and other similar government work,
should leave their names in the De-
Attention is also called to a letter
posted on the Bulletin Board, con-
cerning opportunities for aeronautical
engineers with The Murray Corpora-
tion of Detroit. Those interested
should leave their names in the De-
Senior and Graduate Students in
Aeronautical Engineering who ex-
pect to receive their degrees in June
or August, 1941, should fill out their
personnel record cards at the earliest
possible date. These cards may be
obtained in Room B-47 East Engin-
eering Building, and a sample show-
ing the type of information desired
will be found on the Department
The Dictaphone Station will re-
main open during the University
Christmas Vacation. It will be ap-
preciated if those desiring work to
be completed during the first week of
the new year will leave their copy
with instructions before December 21.
Your co-operation in this matter
last year was of much help.
Residents of Providence, Rh6de Is-
land: Information regarding training
for teaching in that city has been re-
ceived in the School of Education
office, indicating 'that applications
for such training are due by Jan. 1,
Camp Positions: The New York
State Employment Service announces
openings for summer camps through-
out New England and Middle Atlan-
tic States next summer.
Faculty members, graduate stu-
dents, and under-graduate students
(over 18 years) who have had ex-
perience as camp directors, depart-
ment heads or as counselors, and
who are going to or passing through
New York City during the Christmas
Holidays, may register.
There \are also openings for camp
doctors, nurses, and dietitians.
Application forms available in this
office. Our office hours are Mon.-
Fri. 9-12 and 2-4, Saturday, 9-12.
English 149 and 85 (Playwriting):
The classes will meet on Tuesday,
Dec. 17, at 8:00 p.m. in 4300 Angell
Hall for a laboratory producition.
They will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 7,
at 7:30 p.m. in 3212 A.H. for dis-
cussion of the play.
Pre-Medical Students: The final
set of tests in the series of aptitude
tests for members of the Pre-Medi-
cal Society will be given Saturday,
December 14, at 1:30 p.m. in room
300, West Medical Building.
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.
An exhibition of Abstract Photog-
raphy and a Survey of Drawings by
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Coffee Hour will be held at Lane
Hall today, 4:00-5:30. All students
Graduate Christmas Dance will be
held tonight from 9-1 in the Assem-
bly Hall of the Rackham Building.
Carol sing. Refreshments and bridge.
Small admission plus some staple
item of food for Christmas distribu-
tion. All graduate students, students
in professional schools, and faculty
Harris Hall Students: Tea will be
served this afternoon from 4:00 to
5:30. All Episcopal students and
their friends are invited.
Student Evangelical Chapel mem-
bers and friends are reminded of the
Get-Acquainted Party to be held to-
night at 8:00 in the Fireside Room
at Lane Hall.
Westminster Guild: "'The Oldest
Life of Jesus as Reflected in the Let-
ters of Paul" will be the subject of
Dr Lemon's Bible Class toniaht 7:*31)-'
J.G.P. Costume Committee
meet today at 4:30 p.m.
American Artists is open afternoons,
2:00-5:00, in Alumni Memorial Hall,
through Dec. 20.
An Exhibit of contemporary paint-
ings from 79 countries, formerly at
the San Francisco World's Fair, will
be shown at the Galleries in the
Rackham Building until Saturday,
December 21. The Galleries are open
from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. and from 7:00
to 10:00 p.m.
Actuarial Lecture: Mr. A. A. Speers,
Actuary for the Michigan Life In-
surance Company, will speak on "Re-
serves" at 8:00 p.m., Monday, Decem-
ber 16, in the West Lecture Room of
the Rackham Building.
J.G.P. eligibility cards will be signed
4:00-5:30 p.m. today in the under-
graduate office of the League.
.t. giltSl 4a.D I A 4 V'J.AA *U 1, * U.
3:30. The class is open to all.
'Ice Skating at Coliseum tonight at
Open House: Westminster Guild
at the church tonight, 10:30-12:00.
Entertainment and refreshments. All
students are cordially invited.
Wesley Foundation: Second An-
aual Christmas Dinner and program
in the Russian Tea Room of the
League tonight at 6:15. Meet in the
main lobby. At 9 o'clock there will
be a play in the Social Hall of the
church given by the Foundation
Drama Club as part of the program.
Hillel Institute 'of Jewish Studies:
The class entitled, "The Jew in the
M'odern Scene," will meet at the Hil-
lel Foundation this afternoon at
Conservative Services will be held
at the Hillel Foundation tonight at
Another in -the series of Fireside
Discussions on the topic, "This
Changing World-Techniques for
Living," will be held at the Hillel
Foundation tonight at 8:15. Dr. Ed-
ward Blakeman will lead the dis-
cussion. The public is invited.
Economics Club will meet on Mon-
day, Dec. 16, at 8:00 p.m. in Rackham
Amphitheatre. Professor Edgar M.
Hoover, Jr., will speak on "Central-
ization and Defense." Graduate stu-
dents and staff members in Econom-
ics and Business Administration are
German Table for Faculty Mem-
bers will meet Monday, Dec. 16, at
12:10 p.m. in the Founders' Room,
Michigan Union. Faculty members
interested in German conversation
are cordially invited. There will be a
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