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THE MICHIGAN DAIL-Y

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Jack And The Beanstalk

Washington Merry- Go-Round

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Editorial Staff
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Alvin Sarasohn . . . . . Editorial Director
Paul M. Chandler . . . . . City Editor
Karl Kessler . . . . . Associate Editor
Milton Orshefsky . . . . Associate Editor
Howard A. Goldman . . . Associate Editor
Laurence Mascott . . . Associate Editor
Donald Wirtehafter . . . , . Sports Editor
Esther Osser . . . . . .Women's Editor
Helen Corman . . . . Exchange Editor

WASHINGTON-Phil Murray, new CIO head,
apparently is pursuing a policy of trying to carry
water on both shoulders. There was a plan for
both leftwingers and antis in his latest organiza-
tional moves.
The antis cheered when Murray announced
that Reid Robinson would replace Lee Pressman
as secretary of the legislative committee. This
was a big feather in the cap of the antis and a
very significant slap-down for Pressman. In the
last few years, during the rule of John L. Lewis,
Pressman ran thr committee with an iron hand.
Because of his use of leftist tactics. Pressman
was disliked on Capitol Hill and was repeatedly
in hot water. But through his drag with Lewis,
gone of his numerous CIO foes were able to curb
him and he operated as he pleased.
His ouster from the key post caused much jub-
ilation among the antis, who have been mutter-
ing disappointedly for weeks over Murray's
failure to use the axe on strategically-placed
leftwingers. But this pleasure was short-lived.
The next day Murray announced the appoint-
ment of John T. Jones, director of Labor's Non-
partisan League, as CIO legislative representa-
tive on Capitol Hill. This was a solar-plexus
blow.
A United Mine Worker official, Jones is one
of Lewis' most intimate henchmen and com-
pletely under his thumb. Jones owes both his
UMW and LNL jobs to Lewis, and he is one of
the few UMW leaders' who followed Lewis in
bolting to Willkie. Personally amiable and a
hail-fellow, Jones is no leftwinger, but he takes
his orders from Lewis and will follow any "party
line" he lays down.
In CIO circles the appointment was taken as
clear evidence that the shadow of Lewis still
looms potent over Murray and that he does not
feel himself strong enough to be his own boss.
Getting Ready
Lewis, confined to his home the past few weeks
with a heart condition, is spending his time
culling over UMW officer rolls. The inside word
is that there is a double purpose behind this:
One: to take vengeance on local leaders
who refused to bow to his pressure to support
Willkie. Two: to put followers he can depend
on into office in preparation for a major coal
strike April 1, when the present UMW contract
with the operators expires.
Seething with hatred of the President, and an
extremist foe of his foreign policies, Lewis is
credited with planning to make strong demands
on the mine owners. The order for a special
$2 assessment on all UMvW members already has
gone out to provide a strike fund if needed. And
unless prevented by ill health, Lewis will head the

UMW negotiating party-a key position to churn
things up.
Privately, government labor chiefs make no
secret of their concern over the situation. A
major coal strike would play havoc with defense
production, particularly in the spring when it
will be greatly accelerated.
Aboriginal
A witness, testifying before the House Com-
mittee investigating migrant labor, related how
he, his wife and twelve children slept in a small
tent pitched in a ditch along the roadside.
Shocked at the story, Representative John
Toland, idealistic chairman of the committee, re-
marked ironically, "And I suppose you had the
latest sanitary conveniences?"
"What's that?" asked the witness. Toland
explained.
"No, not the latest," was the reply. "The
earliest."
Gummed Up Training
Training workers for defense industries, like
certain other phases of the defense program, ap-
pears to have become gummed up with good
intentions.
The program is centralized in the public school
system, which is applying the role of universal
education and it isn't working out.
When the program was launched last July 1,
the schools enthusiastically opened their doors
wide on all applicants and turned over their vo-
cational .shops and staffs. They are now learn-
ing industry won't take some of the trainees
on a bet.
In one mid-Western state, which has become
a center of defense production, a check of the
first batch of trainees revealed a large number
who couldn't get jobs because of inability to
meet rudimentary qualifications for physical
condition, aptitude and background.
The schools also have discovered that the
program is a lot bigger than they anticipated
and is interfering with their regular activities.
Some now are demurring at keeping their shops
open on a 23-hour basis, even if the federal
government pays the freight.
The Defense Commission is now studying a
strongly-worded confidential report from the
Interstate Conference on Defense Employment
recommending drastic changes of the training
program. Among them are:
1. Training should be conducted separately
from regular vocational education activities.
2. Type of training and trainees should be
based on specific industrial needs and should be
approved by the U. S. Employment Service.
3. Private "defense training" schools and fin-
ance companies that are advancing funds for
tuition should be investigated by government
agents.

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Business Stafff
Business Manager .
Assistant Business Manager
Women's Business Manager
Women's Advertising Manager

Irving Guttman
Robert Gilmour
Helen Bohnsack
Jane Krause

NGHT EDITOR: CHESTER BRADLEY
The editorials published in The Michi-
gan Daily are written by members of The
Daily staff and represent the views of the
writers only.
The Younger
Generation .. .
A GRAVE MISUNDERSTANDING is
developing between the older and
the younger generations.
Poet Archibald MacLeish, speaking last spring
before the American Association for Adult Edu-
cation, was perhaps the first to state what he
chose to call "the contemporary crisis of the
younger generation in America". He asserted:
"The characteristic of the attitude of
the younger generation which most disturbs
their elders is their distrust not only of all
slogans and all tags, but even of all words-
their distrust, that is to say, of all state-
ments of principle and conviction, all dec-
larations of moral purpose."
MacLeish avers that the youth of the Forties
no longer believes in The Word, that they have
suspended all moral judgments, that they lack
a belief in anything.
AC LEISH IS NOT ALONE. Raymond Gram
Swing told the seniors at, Olivet College last
June that youth had lost its "sense of personal'
validity". Max Lerner, political scientist at
Williams College, has had much to say against
the purportedly nihilistic attitude of the present
college generation. In slightly supercilious prose
Mortimer J. Adler, writing in the October Harp-
er's, maintained that "the real truth is that
our college students and recent graduates do not
take any moral issue seriously". Platform lec-
turers across the country have had sharp things
to say about the thinking of the young genera-
tion. This wrath of the elders has been chiefly
occasioned by youth's cautious, questioning at-
titude toward the Second World War.
Although it is obviously impossible and per-
haps dangerous to speak in general terms of the
verbal entity-"the attitude of youth", it is al-
together possible and necessary to reply to Mac
Leish and his supporters that they have mis.
stated and misunderstood the basic attitudes of
the young generation.
T IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE that youth has total-
ly suspended all moral judgments, especially as
applied to the Second World War. Many young
persons have continuously made moral distinc-
tions between the major protagonists of this war.
Although they have at no time been prepared
to become heedless Anglophiles, many of them
have always indicated a strong preference for
British forms of government-at least the po-
tentialities of those forms, when contrasted
to the German political philosophy.
Those who attack the viewpoint of the young
generation usually overlook the impact of the
Battle of France on their impressionable minds.
For many young persons the Battle of France
provided a psychological turning point in their
thinking on the war. Although these persons
had always been actively pro-democratic (a
condition which the MacLeish coterie would ap-
parently deny), the grim and terrible events
of the Spring of 1940 unquestionably influenced
the immediate direction of their reactions to
a world war. They realized-not for the first
time, but with a more vivid awareness-the
stark tragedy of living in a Fascist world. Thus
were many of them able to approve reluctantly
the principle of conscription, which hitherto

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RECORDS
This week Victor Records is re-
leasing what it proudly hails as Artie
Shaw's "most ambitious musical
work to date" - his new "Concerto
For Clarinet" from Paramount's
"Second Chorus." Mr. Shaw's idea

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1941
VOL. LI. No. 79
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.

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of a concerto is a two-sided 12-inch
"ride" for clarinet and orchestra Notices
featuring a boogy-woogie piano, Any person who saw the accident
wispy violins, incidental solos against at noon, Thursday, January 9, on the
a solid background of drum and cym- diagonal in front of the General Li-
bal, and the typical Shaw finger- brary Building, which accident re-
work. And as he works it out, it is sulted in the injury of Miss Vivian
an over-whelming idea! Hopkins. and who can furnish infor-
Not so unrestrained or imaginative mation leading to the identifying of

MUSIC

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Vladimir Horowitz last night proved the
of contentions never made by him, that

truth
he is

This ASCAP-BMI feud is worse than we
thought. It's impossible now for the University
broadcasting service to give air to "The Victors"
or "The Yellow and the Blue." That's irony.
When Ralph Berlow, Phi Epsilon Pi's walking
billiard ball, posed for the Daily photographer
he almost caused a fraternity house incident.
Some of the boys thought it would be "bad pub-
licity." Others were eager to get the ugly man
in the paper. Ralph's brother Stan stamped out
of the house in disgust.
Prof. McDowell wrote a letter to Congress-
man Roy Woodruff urging immediate U.S.
intervention in the war. He wrote it as a
personal message, but it is significant that
the professor is also a member of this self-
named "Ann Arbor National Defense Com-
mittee."
It is known that this Committee discussed the
matter last Saturday, and then decided to let
McDowell act as an individual. But it was also
learned that some 10 out of the 15 members
favor immediate intervention.
The interesting thing is that this same group,
a few weeks ago, when accused by Woodruff of
advocating involvement in the war, strongly
denied that such were its intentions.

one of the world's finest pianists. His technical
ability equals or surpasses his fine interpretative
qualities. He demonstrated great strength and
immense control in the works he performed. The
individuality of his fingers was a thing to marvel
at, and the quiet handling of the most difficult
technical passages, and abrupt changes in dy-
namics were most impressive. Many concert
performers have a certain showiness about them
that is found sometimes disagreeable, but the
slight waving- that we saw last night was so per-
fect a part of the musical interpretation that it
was unobtrusive, or actually an important ad-
junct to the interpretation. Even watching
closely his hands, one wondered where all the
notes came from. His technique not only covers
the entire range of pianistic artistry, but it also
is absolutely unobtrusive, never disturbing.
We wondered a little at the Beethoven Sonata.
It is not representative of Beethoven, nor did we
find it a particularly interesting piece. It did
give Horowitz a great chance to bring forth the
beautiful clarity of his Oaying; the piece itself
was rambling, though its form was blameless.
We thought it a peculiar combination of Bee-
thoven, Mozart, and Horowitz: graceful and
clever.
The Schumann Arabesque, opus 18, came sec-
ond on the program, and was so beautifully and
simply presented that we fear many in the
audience were unable to recognize the greatness
of the presentation. He handled it delicately,
bringing out clearly the finest beauty in it. The
piano pianissimo passages were marvels of con-
trolled exposition of idea.
The Chopin sonata in B-flat minor, which
came next on the program brought out much of
the talent lying quietly in the artist's hands. He
demonstrated an intimate knowledge and a
distinguished handling of a difficult work, bring-
ing forth all the moving strength of the first
movement, the charm and polish of the second,
forced the familiarly misused theme from the
third movement to regain all its original dignity,
and closed brilliantly with the unexpected
presto.
After intermission, Horowitz presented for the
first time in Ann Arbor, some short etudes of the
Russian composer, Jelobinsky. They were in-
teresting pieces, nicely framed, for the most part
against a pleasing melody which never labored.
Especially brilliant were the Danse. and the final

in the ensemble passages as "Sing,
Sing, Sing," Benny Goodman's
magnum opus of* a few seasons back,
there is nothing quite like it when
Mr. Shaw himself moves front-stage.
His clarinet-playing is not so
straight-forward as Mr. Goodman's,
which is to say that it is more mov-
ing. Give him a few low, melan-
choly notes and the web he spins isI
likely to catch your heart, That is
why the second side with a begin-
ning and ending clarinet cadenza of
uncommon wizardry is the more ap-
pealing to this observer. But that
is only a minor prejudice, and what-
,ever your prejudice, there is no'
doubt that this record-both sides-
is Shaw's "most ambitious musical
work."
Shaw's new band has also record-
ed for Victor this month a new in-
terpretatici- of "Stardust", but in
this it is not alone: Tommy Dorsey
has also come up with a re-working
of the Hoagy Carmichael classic.
There is little need to choose one
over the other, because one is all
instrumental, the other, almost all
vocal. Shaw plays the song in slow
drag tempo, opening with a full
trumpet solo, featuring variations by
his new violin section, by other mem-
bers of his band, and by himself.
Dorsey's recording is a slow vocal
done by Frank Sinatra and the Pied
Pipers, with a middle-section solo
by Tommy himself. Shaw's "B" side
is a new swing rendition of "Temp-
tation,"; Dorsey's, a surprisingly pro-
vocative arrangement of "Swanee
River."
Victor has also released the old
Benny Goodman band's version of
"Margie" and "Farewell Blues." Up-I
on re-hearing the amazing doings of
B. G. and Harry James, trumpet,
the characteristic full brass, smooth
saxophones and rocking beat, one is
likely to appreciate the tremendous
task Goodman's new group has cutl
out for itself.
-M. O.

the bicyclist, is requested to give sucht
information to Mr. H. G. Watkins
at the University Business Office.
rOur Yesterdays
FROM DAILY FILES
50 Years Ago
Jan. 16, 1891--- An Ann Arbor au-
dience, made up mostly of ladies,
enjoyed more than an ordinary treat
last night in the representation of,
the Ben-Hur Tableaux The parts
were taken entirely by local talent.
The scenery was magnificent.
25 Years Ago
Jan. 16, 1916-The New York Au-
tomobile Show has opened. Many
had previously said, "Well, what can
we expect to find this year?" and a
great many felt last year, as they did
the year before, that we must have
reached the pinnacle of automobile
development, and that for a number
of years designs and general charac-
teristics of the machines would re-
main the same. *It has been said by
many that this year's four-cylinder
cars ate "as good as any man should
ever hope to drive."

Student Loans: Application for
student loan. for the second semes-
ter should be filed in the Office of
the Dean of Students at once.
Notice to Men Students: For the
information of men students living
in approved rooming houses, the first
semester shall end on Thursday,
February 13, and the second semester
shall begin on the same day.
Students living in approved room-
ing houses, who intend to move to
different quarters for the second sem-
ester, must give notice in writing to
the Dean of Students before 4:30 on
Thursday, January 23, 1941. Forms
for this purpose may be secured at
Room 2, University Hall. Students
should also notify their household-
ers verbally before this date. Per-
mission to move will be given only
to students complying with this re-
quirement.
The Dictaphone Station will be in
the Council Room, 1009 Angell Hall,
during the week of January 13. In-
sofar as possible the work will be
carried on in the regular manner.
However, there will not be telephone
service and it will be necessary for
all persons to call in person at the
office. Repairs to the office necessi-
tate this temporary change.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received from the United States
Civil, Service Commission, notice of
the following examinations:
Translator, Optional Languages
Dano-Norwegian, Dutch, French,
German, Hebrew, Italian, Magyar,
Modern Greek, Polish, Portugese,
Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Yiddish.
Closing date February 10, 1941; Sal-
ary: Junior Translator, $1800.00,
(Continued on Page 6)

judgments, that they are not impervious and
callous to the problems of their age.
Though many young persons now accept
conscription as an unfortunate necessity
and though they may approve of limited
economic aid to Britain under strict govern-
mental supervision, they are not willing to
make military commitments. Nor does this
unwillingness arise from a spineless lack of
conviction in the cause of democracy. In-
deed it grows out of a passionate desire to
improve our own democratic forms and
practices on as many fronts and in as many
constructive ways as possible. Not as an ex-
periment in outmoded nationalism nor ac-
cording to the dogmatic rigidities of a single
political creed, but with the realization that
by thus fulfilling the original promise of
democracy will we be making our most pro-
ductive contribution to a world at war.

fRADIO SPOTLIGHT
WJR WWJ CKLW WXYZ
750 KC - CBS 920 KC - NBC Red 1030 KC - Mutual 1240 KC- NBC Blua
Thursday Evening
6:00 News Music; Oddities Rollin' Bud Shaver
6:15 Musical Newscast; Tune Home Chas. Materi Orch.
6:30 Inside of Sports Salon Strings Conga Time Day in Review
6:45 The world Today Lowell Thomas In the News Texas Rangers
7:00 Amos 'n Andy Fred Waring News Easy Aces
7:15 Lanny Ross Dinner Music To be Announced Mr. Keen-Tracer
7:30 Vox Pop Bob Crosby's They Shall Intermezzo
7:45 Vox Pop Caravan Not Pass Met. Opera Guild
8:00 Ask-it Basket Coffee vignettes of Melody Horace Heidt's
8:15 Ask-it Basket Time Child Welfare Pot O' Gold
8:30 Strange as Seems The Aldrich In Chicago Tommy Dorsey
8:45 Strange as Seems Family Tonight Orchestra
9:00 Major Bowes Kraft Music Hall Echoes Gabriel Heatter
9:15 Major Bowes -Bing Crosby, Of Heaven Jas. Bourbonnaise
9:30 Major Bowes Bob Burns, News Ace John B. Kennedy
9:45 Major Bowes Trotter Orch. Good Neighbors Let's Dance
10:00 Glenn Miller Rudy vallee National News Wythe Williams
10:15 Selective. Service andaCompany Britain Speaks News Ace
10:30 Choose Up Sides Musical BBC Radio Ahead of Headlines

exquisite at the hands of the artist.
Feux follets was a remarkable thing
of light speed, given in perfect
artistry.
Horowitz gave as his last, his own
Variations on a Theme from Car-
men. It was an almost unbelievable
thing, carrying a clear melody firmly,

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