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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FItDAY, JANUARY 24,

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Hervie Haufler .
Alvin Sarasohn . . .
Paul M. Chandler
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NIGHT EDITOR: BERNARD DOBER
The editorials published in The Michi-
gan Daily are written by members of The
Daily staff and represent the views of the
writers only.
Defense And
Natural Resources . ..
P ERHAPS UNSPECTACULAR, but
t certainly not the least of America's
defense effort is the work of preserving and
developing our great natural resources, carried
oh principally by the Department of the In-
terior.
It's a year-round job-this task of preserving
owr great heritage of minerals, waterpower, fer-
tile land, wildlife and forests. Wars may come
and go, but the work of defending the material
basis for our domestic and international secur-
ity goes on regardless.
It was not always so; during the epoch of the
amazing physical expansion of our continent in
the latter half of the last century, few people
thought about conservation. Except for short
intervals, an endless stream of immigrants came
from the East to enter the expanding West
whose limits seemed boundless. An inexhausti-
ble wealth in natural resources was an assump-
tion no one questioned or wa's forced to ques-
tion then.
THAT THIS ASSUMPTION did have limits
was only slowly realized, and still remains
by the great majority of people. It was under
the administration of the first Roosevelt, the
guy with the "Big Stick", that the government
first took concrete action to stop looting of pub-
lic wealth by private individuals and corpora-
tions. The man, who loved to live and play on
the hills and plains of the Dakotas, believed
that other generations should share in America's
great naturab heritage.
That spirit for public control of its resources,
initiated by the policies of Roosevelt's adminis-
tration, was intensified during the World War
period, but thereafter until the New Deal of
Franklin Roosevelt took over in 1933, the driving
animus for conservation declined. In the early
days of the New Deal, when private industry
left millions of needy workers without employ-
ment, a program of positive conservation was
undertaken to utilize the wasting resource of
idle man-power, x Today, eight years later, we
are rich in natural resources, because, in the
words of Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes,
"we have put our house in order". In coopera-
tion with the CCC, the WPA and numerous
other government departments and agencies,
that Department serves as the spearhead for
our conservation efforts.
IT WATCHES OVER and develops our natural
gift of wildlife and fish; it manages great!
forests and cqnt'ols thse public domain. It opensI
irrigated areas in the great semi-arid regions
of our country for future settlement. It coop-
erates with the States in the conservation of
petroleum and natural +gas. It markets vast
electric energy from the Columbia River. It
locates and analyzes useful deposits of strategic
and critical minerals. It rebuilds and regulates
the livestock.ranges of the West. It conserves
the nation's water resources above and below
the ground.
The list could go on, but the evidence is con-
clusive. Here is a service that cannot be mea-
sured fully in terms of dollars and cents. Upon
the phrase "rich in natural resources" rests the
future security and happiness of the American
people. That phrase will remain true only if
ttu Ampir- nnhli, s nm m l an+ 3

ASDL's Credo Explained
To the Editor:
SINCE I was mentioned by name in E.G.B.'s
letter I should like to take the liberty of
replying to his charges. Unfortunately there is
a great deal of misinterpretation of the aims of
the ASDL and of the whole international crisis
which brought about the organization of such
groups, and this is based partly on lack of evi-
dence and partly on the absence of a desire to
see the whole question clearly.
First of all, I should like to call the gentle-
man's attention to the fact that our Credo is
the credo as we adopted it in final form, and not
something else which can be dug up from past
statements which were discarded because they
were found to be incorrect statements of our
aims. And on the same point, this paragraph
which E.G.B. quotes was taken almost verbatim
from the credo of the Harvard branch of the
ASDL, and it was used in the tentative credo
with the idea of securing as much uniformity as
practicable with similar organizations through-
out the country. That we found it unsuitable
as a statement of our aims means precisely
that and nothing else.
NEXT DISCOVER that our group is "either
exceptionally naive" or we must realize that
we have "no possible connection with the real
peace forces in this country", that we are "a
committee-for war." Unfortunately this rep-
resents the most common of the misinterpreta-
tions, and I brand it categorically as untrue. We
are not naive, so let us remove that question
now. But this is the vital point. We believe
firmly not only that we represent one of the
forces for peace-ultimate peace, but that our
general attitude is the only one which can, in
this most difficult of all periods in our his-
tory, secure to our nation the only possibility
for lasting peace in the future. I have never
been able to understand those who hold, as I
do, the ideal of peaceful living, but are so blind
as not to see that following a course of inaction
or avoidance of partial belligerency for the
present may make forever impossible the attain-
ing of the ideal of future peace. May I ask all
who share the opinions of E.G.B. what chance
the cause of peace will have, which possible
opportunity "the common people who do not
love wars" will ever have to develop a better
life, if we let the power of Fascism destroy the
last remaining democracy but our own and then
go on to plunge our democracy into economic
and military conflict under which all good ideals
will face destruction? That is how I look at the
present war. Let no ,one ever say of me that I
am a congenital Anglophile. I realize only too
well that there are many grave faults in the
English way of life and in English government,
much as there are in our own. But shall we
therefore,let England, perhaps ourselves, be de-
stroyed? Look on the other side and what do
you see? This is a question of a choice. We must
say yes or no. We cannot bandy regrets about
and hang ourselves with our own profusion of
rope. I do not pretend to say that I know a
better life will come if we aid England and crush
Fascism. It may be worse than what we have
at present. Every sane man admits that. Debts
and their social effects will alone be hard to
bear. But there is a chance for the better. And
I do know that if we do not aid England and
she is defeated, our own lifetime will be so much,
worse that I for one am willing to sacrifice a
great deal for that difference.
FINALLY let me condemn as a falsification
the statement that the ASDL is a "com-
mittee for war." Quite on the contrary we be-
lieve that we deserve the whole-hearted support
of all those who want to preserve the one possi-
bility that in the future they will have "jobs
and security and a healthy life for their natural
heritage." That you will not have if you let
Fascism triumph. Read Mr. Malter's letter
which appeared beside that of E.G.B. and see
if it is possible to talk of this war as concerned
{ with "few ideals", only with "profits of indus-

trialists" and "seizure of colonies". That, to my
mind is truly and sadly naive.
-Frank G. Ryder
P.S. Did anyone else get the impression that
the Winter Parley proved that England was not
fighting for "human freedom. etc." but for the
preservation of empire and economic sovereignty
of the world?" I was there and I didn't.
Benevolent Britain?
T the Editor:
STATEMENT 1: I am not a fifth columnist.
Statement 2: Nor have I any sympathies,
or even tolerance, for governments that exert
oppressive or tyrannical rule upon their people.
However, this may well include more than the
Fascist and Communist nations in the world,
Our benign, benevolent pal, Britain, might
also fit into this category. Reasons? Professor
Slosson also asks for reasons for calling this
conflict "a war for the British Empire". Per-
haps I can help in both matters.
India is perhaps the fattest bunch in the
Great Britain grape arbor. India wants her
freedom, just as we once desired ours. England
has, in the past and present, scorned India's
request, and is repressing action toward her
freedom by means not unsimilar to those used
upon us in the colonial days. And we revolted.
Lord Lothian said that it was a pity the U.S.
ever left England. The higher circles of Eng-
land still believe this, and they want us to unite
again for Imperialism. I am not without author-
ity when I say this because I visited England
shortly before the war. And if I am not qual-
ified to interpret the meanings of such phrases
as "together we could be the most powerful
combination . . .," or "united we could dominate
the world . . .", then will you tell me what they
mean?
PROFESSOR SLOSSON asks if we are to be-
lieve that the "men, women, and children
who are nightly rained on by bmbs are think-
ing only of India and Kamerun." Of course
we're not to believe that, Professor. The Eng-
lish people are fighting for England, but what
is England, fighting for?
To save the United States? Sure!! Our pal
Britain wants us to be a rival to her as a world
power. Sure! Her navy has always fought for
us. (I hope you recognize the sarcasm.) Our
pal has pulled some funny tricks before, too.
Funny we never mentioned until this war, that,
the British navy has been protecting us.!
THEN, they want to save the world for De-
mocracy. I think that also is a lead coin
that rings a little false. Great Britain won't
even grant freedom to Great Britain. Since be-
fore the war, the press and radio in India have
been only what England allows. Friends of
the movement to liberate India have been jailed.
England is not 4llowing their Indians to remain
in this country who unfortunately are revealing
the treatment india is receiving at the hands
of our pal. (This is straight stuff but I can't
reveal the source. It's a native of India, though.)
Well then, in the light of this, it appears Eng-
land has the intention of saving the world, not
for Democracy, but for her own Imperialism.
Our Pal, and Germany, both have that same
funny tinge.
Then, perhaps England wants to save the
world for Christianity. Sure! That's it! Church-
ill has said that the English speaking people
must dominate the world for Christianity. But
GOOD GOSH!! Are the English speaking peo-
ple God's chosen race? Churchill's statement
has helped widen the rift in the friendship be-
tween the U.S. and South America, and through
this rift has filtered Nazi propaganda to create,
Nazi sympathy.
Militarists agree that the only way that Ger-
many can ever successfully attack the U.S.
would be by gaining a foothold in Central or
South America-a step she seems to be taking.
Therefore, in an effort to strengthen the out-
post across the drawbridge, we leave the back
door wide open!!
Silly of us, isn't it?
- Harley Moore

WASHINGTON-No other man in
history ever has been sworn in for
a third term as President of the
United States, but Franklin Roose-
velt did not seem seriously perturbed
by the ceremony.
The first thing he did after des-]
cending from the Capitol and enter-
ing his car, was to ask for a cigarette.
Then turning to Mrs. Roosevelt, he
said: "Well, how was it?"
"Everything went off fine," she
assured him.
"I mean the speech. Do you think it
went over? Tell me your honest opin-
ion."
Mrs. Roosevelt patted his arm af-
fectionately. "It was excellent. Frank-
lin," she said, "really excellent."
The President leaned back, in-
haled deeply. "It certainly is grand
weather, isn't it?" he remarked.
"Quite a change from four years ago."
(The 1937 inaugural was marred by
a terrific downpour.)
At, this moment the chauffeur
called to Jimmy Roosevelt, eldest
son, to look out for the tail of his
swanky Marine overcoat which was
caught in the door of the limousine.
"Be careful, Jimmy," exclaimed his
mother. "That coat cost a lot of
money and you can't afford to tear
it."
New Flying Tank
If advice from Washington is car-
ried out, the Royal Air Force soon
will stage a relentless bombing of
Amsterdam. Advice for such a raid
was sent in coded cables from the
British Embassy here, after intelli-
gence reports revealed that the Ger-'
mans had developed a tremendous
production of military equipment in
Amsterdam intended for the invasion
of England.
Directly after the invasion of Hol-
land, the Germans took over the tre-
mendous Fokker aircraft plant in
Amsterdam and began production of
a large four-motored plane. Word
relayed back to Britain-is that this
type of plane is for use as a tank
transport.
Special tanks are being built in
Germany sufficiently light to be
hoisted aboard these planes and car-
ried across the Channel. The British
are planning to buy a similar type
of "aero-tank" from the United
States, but are awaiting passage of
the lease-lend bill before signing con-
tracts,
Meantime, they may be expected!
to try to cripple Amsterdam's pro-
ductions of this new weapon.
Willkie's Plans.
Chief among prominent Britishers
whom Wendell Willkie will see in
London are the labor leaders who hold
key posts in the Churchill govern-
ment.
In fact, Willkie put the following
names at the top of the list of people
he wanted to see: Ernest Bevin, Min-
ister of Labor; Herbert Morrison,
Minister of Home Security; Major

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is called to the following rules passed
by the Regents at their meeting of
Feb. 28. 1936:
"Students shall pay all accounts
due the University not later thanG
the last day of classes of each sem-.
ester or Summer Session. StudentF
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"(a) All academic credits will beI
withheld, the grades for the sem-
ester or Summer Session just com-
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transcript of credits will be issued.a
"(b) All students owing such ac-c
counts will not be allowed to registerC
in any subsequent semester or Sum-a
mer Session until payment has been3
made."
S. W. Smith,
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Student Loans: All those wishingv
to apply for a student loan for thei
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Faculty, College of Engineering:
There will be a meeting of the faculty
of this College on Monday, January
27, at 4:15 p.m., in Room 348, West
Engineering Building.
Petitioning for Ethel A. McCormickw
Scholarships will take place begin-?
ning January 24 through January 31.
Interviewing will be February 19 by1
appointment. Petitions and lists oft
instructions are available in the Un-
dergraduate Office of the League.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received notice of the following
Michigan Civil Service Examinations.
Last date for filing application is
noted inteachrcase:
Bridge Engineering Draftsman Al,
$140 a month, Feb. 13, 1941,
Bridge Designing Engineer 1, $160
a month, Feb. 13, 1941.
Police Radio Operator A, $130 a
month, Feb. 13, 1941.
Forest Fire Warden and Tower-
man B, $105 a month, Feb. 3, 1941.
Requirements: Either three years
of experience in manual and semi-
skilled work in forested areas and]
completion of 8th grade or com-
pletion of one year of college with
major work in forestry or related
field.
Conservation Officer A2, $115 a
month, Feb. 7, 1941. Requirements:
Either (1) experience in outdoor oc-
cupations including four seasons as a
hunter or trapper and completion of
8th grade (2) such a background in-
cluding two yrs. of experience and
completion of the twelfth grade (3)

Clement Atlee, Lord Privy Seal; A. V.
Alexander. First Lord of the Admir-
alty: and Hugh Dalton, Minister of
Economic Warfare.
To a friend just before departing,
Willkie explained: "I want to find
out all I can about everything, but
I am particularly interested in talk-
ing to Mr. Bevin and the other rep-
resentatives of labor. I have a feel-
ing that the social developments
in England will, at least to a certain
extent, set the pattern of American
social conditions follow.ng the war.

"I want to find out what is on the
minds not only of the heads of the
government, but of the labor leaders
and the workers in British industry.
Also I want to look into English
production methods.
"The over-all objective of my trip
is to learn as much as I can to help
me in advocating the cause of in-
creasing American aid to Britain. I
am personally convinced that if Eng-
land collapses, the effect on America
-economically, socially and ideolo-
gically-will be tremendous."

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completion of four yrs. of college
raining with specialization in fores-
ry, wild life management, biology, or
police administration.
Complete information on file" at
the University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information,
201 Mason Hall. Office hours: 9-12
and 2-4.
Academic Notices
Speech Students: On Monday, Jan-
uary 27, at 4:00 p.m. in the West
Lounge, second floor, Horace H.
Rackham School of Graduate Studies,
will be held an assemby of all gradu-
ate students in Speech, Speech con-
centrates, and teaching majors and
minors in Speech for the purpose of
considering abstracts of the papers
presented at the Washington conven-
tion of the National Association of
Teachers of Speech.
G. E. Densmore
Psychology-English 228: An error
appears in the schedule of this course
on page 314 of the Bulletin of the
Graduate School. The class meets as
a seminar Monday, 4:00-6:00 p.m., in
3216 N.S.
A. R. Morris
Make-up Qualifying Examination
in the Social Studies: Those stulents
who were unable to take the Qualify-
ing Examination in the Social Studies
on Saturday afternoon, January 11,
will be expected to take the examina-
tion today at 1:00 p.m. in Room 2019
U.H.S.
U. W. Stephenson
Concerts
String Quartet music will be pro-
vided by the Musical Art Quartet of
New York City tonight at 8:30,
Saturday afternoon at 2:30, and Sat-
urday night at 8:30, in the Chamber
Music Festival given by the University
Musical Society in the main Lecture
Hall of the Rackham Building. Tick-
ets foi the series or for single con-
certs, are available at the Burton
Memorial Tower, and will be -on sale
for an hour preceding each concert
in the main lobby (left) of the Rack-
ham Building.
Band Concert: The University Con-
cert Band, conducted by Prof. William
D. Revelli, will present its annual1
Mid-Winter Concert at 4:15 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 26, in Hill Auditorium.
A special program of modern and
classical music has been arranged.
Although this concert wil be open to
the general public, for obvious reas-
ons small children will not be ad-
mitted.
Sonata Recital: Hanns Pick, Cellist,
and Joseph Brinkman, Pianist, will
present a Sonata Recital at 8:30 p.m.
Monday, January 27, in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre, The concert
will be complimentary to the general
public.
Exhibitions
Exhibition, Rackham Building:
Photographs of Outstanding Ex-
amples of Iranian (Persian) Archi-
(Continued on Page 6)

The
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FIRE and WATER
By MASCOTT

Vox-Pop may be coming here next week just
in time to interfere with pre-finals studying, but
we don't believe that the "quiz" program, one
of the 734 to the nth power quiz programs now
heard on our moron-oriented broadcasting net-
works, will answer some of the questions that
we'd really like to have answered. So we print
the following in the earnest desire for informa-
tion from all or any enlightened experts that are
not too enlightened to condescend to read this
would-be clever compendium of ignorance.
1. What has happened to the Reuther plan?
As we understand the situation Reuther; a CIO
leader, submitted to the Administration a far-
reaching plan which, by using some of the idle
capacity of the automobile industry, would, with-
in six months, enable the mass-production of
500 airplanes per day. Such a scheme is not
to be passed over with terse comments of "im-
practical" by unofficial spokesmen. We do not
believe that such a plan is to be treated with a
seeming "conspiracy of silence" by the nation's
press which, with tpe exception of PM and a
few columnists dismissed the whole plan with lit-
tle coment-and in some cases, no comment at
all. Possibly the plan might not eventuate in the
production of 500 planes per day. But we're will-

in the world, as it has been claimed by some? If
not, what nation does and how do we rate com-
paratively? If we do produce the "best" planes
in the world but we do not develop mass pro-
duction because as soon as we begin the pro-
duction of any particular model, we develop an
even superior model (such a hypothesis has
many backers), why do we not, given present
world and national defense condition, finally
settle on any particular model that is superior
to all others throughout the world and con-
centrate on the mass production of that par-
ticular model? Why can Germany and Britain
develop the mas-production of airplanes while
the United States (supposedly the richest in re-
sources and most advanced technological na-
tion in the world, stumbles along, producing
planes, and comparatively few of them, with
antiquated methods?
3. How good is the famed American bomb-
sight and are we the only nation that has
possession of it? We remember the claims ad-
vanced at one time that the sight was unsur-
passed and damn-near perfect. We also remem-
ber reading, possibly in Time, that in the details
of the famed Nazi-Soviet pact, the U.S.S.R. re-
vealed the intricacies of the bombsight to Ger-
Imnnr x mct a #h --r a cr -of hi.- rs -t..n.+

THAT STRANGE SOUL known as
Rigby is expected to return to
Ann Arbor next Tuesday to discuss
final arrangements for a "charity"
game which was to have been played
in Miami Feb. 23. And when he blows
in, there should be some interesting
doings.
For one thing, Mr. Rigby left here
under the impression that Thomas
Dudley Harmon was going to be play-
ing football beneath the Florida suns
come Fe.b 23. Since then Tommy
has announced his intentions of step-
ping out of the picture. That's not
going to please Mr. Rigby one mite
and he'll be doing a lot of fast talk-
ing, you can be sure.
So, to coin a phrase, we'll watch
future developments with interest..
BULL-BACKED Forest Evashevsk
was approached on this same deal
but he declined the offer. Evy say
he doesn't like "charity" games, an
he insists they're going into the wrong
pockets.
Sometimes even Evashevski (he
robbed us on that Santa Claus
election) talks sense.

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what are the main differences and
points of similarity between the
American attitude toward Britain and
war in early winter 1917 and early
winter 1941? The significance of the
question can be doubted but the
qiuestion is still, we believe, interest-

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