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The editorials published in The Michi
gan Daily are written by members of The
Daily staff and represent the views of the
writers only.
Boadcasting Station
For The University .
W to secure a license for a broadcasting
station in Ann Arbor it is possible that we will
have independent broadcasting facilities here by
next summer or early fall..
At present the more important need is the
obtaining of adequate equipment for campus
broadcasting and its teaching. Studios are need-
ed for rehearsals, auditions, and the teaching
of radio speech. Later the same studios will be
vital from a broadcasting standpoint.
Both the University Band and the members
of the broadcasting department have to spend
many hours in rehearsal preparing for each per-
fornance they give., It is unfortunate to say the
least that the same two organizations have ;to
be housed together in such a small building as
Morris Hall which is not soundproof.
ing as we do through WJR: (1) we have to
pay telephone toll charges; (2) we must broadcast
during times that commercial stations suggest-
and these are the most unsatisfactory hours
which are not booked by advertisers; (3) because
of schedule changes, it is impossible to know very
far ahead how much time is available, the hour
already assigned for University broadcasts may
be sold; (4) as the demand for radio advertising
increases, the amount of time which can be given
to the University is being reduced each year.
We are now listed for eight fifteen minute pro-
grams per week.
From the very first radio was recognized as
an educational medium and originally 212 col-
leges and universities applied for licenses to own
and operate broadcasting stations. Many of these
gave up their licenses because of competition
and today only 26 universities in the country
own their own radio stations.
MICHIGAN was one of'the first to offer broad-
casting courses. There are now over 357 uni-
versities where training for broadcasting is avail-
able. At' a few a degree is granted and at several
radio is organized as a separate school or col-
In 1923 a small broadcasting station was built
by the engineers and a license for 100 kilo-
watts was granted. This station broadcast to the
immediately surrounding territory for some time
but lost its license through the impossibility of
getting funds to remodel and maintain the
equipment whicli had been built by the students.
Professor C. A. Crout, who was at that time head
of the Pharmacy School, suggested broadcasting
through WJR.
COMPARED with radio departments at other
schools, we lack equipment and space. How-
ever, we'have an advantage over them in the close
cooperation between broadcasting and the- teach-
ing of speech here. The general set-up at most
schools is a Director of Broadcasting and a Pro-
fessor of Speech, but here we have the same man
in both positions, which makes for better teach-
ing of radio, dramatics and speech.
- Betty Wooster
Subversive Activities
And New York Schools . .

SIGNIFICANT, indeed, was the rejection by the
House Foreign Affairs Committee of the pro-
posal to ban the use of U. S. Naval vessels to
convoy supplies to Britain. And ominous were the
words of Secretary of War Stimson (as quoted
in an AP dispatch) who, testifying before a
Senate committee earlier, had oppoed such a
ban, saying that 'No one can tell what will hap-
pen in the course of this war which is going on
in Europe and getting nearer and nearer, in its
effects, to this country every day.'
Even though we grant the desirability of con-
tinued aid to England, we believe that the danger
of such convoying cannot be stressed strongly or
too often. It can be established as a "dead cer-
tainty," we think, that if American naval ves-
sels are going to convoy ships to Britain that
sooner and later one of those U. S. Navy boats is
going to be torpedoed. And such an act would,
given present U. S. sentiment, have greater
effect than the bombing of the Maine or sinking
of the Lusitania. We'd undoubtedly be actively
in the war faster than a Stuka bomber in a
ABOVE ALL, the U. S. must not go to war.
Even MacLeish told us that "America Was
Promises" but those promised rights to work in
freedom and live in peace cannot be realized
by American entrance into active conflict. Mac-
Leish knew that once when he wrote his now
forgotten pacifist play for the radio. Certainly
we should know that the last war contributed
nothing to our democracy but the rise of nation-
wide attacks on civil liberties during and after
the war (Palmer raids), the emergency of native
fascism (KKK), the jaded madness of the twen-
ties, the horrible suffering of the thirties. Schu-
man's idea that all-out aid to Britain includ-
ing war will accomplish the liberalizing of de-
mocracy does not square with the demands of
the Navy brass hats (as well reported in "The
Washington Merry-Go-Round") for the curbing
of labor's progess, not with the current varied
suppressions almost everywhere of civil liberties,
nor with the terrific dictatorial potentialities of
House Bill 1776.
HUE) LONG'S classic statement that "when
and if America goes fascist it will do so in
the name of democracy" is worth repeating.
So too is Robert M. Hutchins' statement, printed
in yesterday's Daily: "If we go to war, we cast
away our opportunity and cancel our gains. For
a generation, perhaps for a hundred years, we
shall not be able to struggle back to where we
were. In fact the changes that total war will
bring may mean that we shall never be able
to struggle back. Education will cease. In its place
will be vocational and military training. The ef-
fort to establish a democratic community will
stop. We shall think no more of justice, the
moral order and the supremacy of human rights.
We shall have hope no longer."
The greatest threat to American democracy is
America's entrance into the war, not the "threats
of Nazi invasion and economic power." It will not
be the Axis powers that determine our active
participation in the war. Some of the provisions
of the Lease-Lend Bill, when followed to their
logical and probable conclusion, will accomplish
that task for us.
IT SEEMS more than co-incidental that some
of the most active persons and groups asking
American participation in the war in order to
save "democracy" both here and abroad are al-
so famed as our most ardent reactionaries. We
doubt if many of these men even know what
democracy 'means and implies. Certainly Joe
Kennedy showed surprising ignorance of that
definition when he was first interviewed after
his return from England. Certainly those who
fought and attempted to sabotage every pro-
gressive and truly democratic New Deal meas-
ure cannot be trusted when they ask for war
for democracy. Certainly many of our own facul-
tymen and students can be included in this
Admittedly many of the members of such groups
as Verne Marshall's have no better understand-
ing of democracy. But at least they are not ask-
ing us to fight for democracy-a fight which will
possibly (and we add probably) accomplish the
lossof our democracy.
Incidentally, there are some interventionists
for whom we have the greatest respect, though

we may disagree-and vehemently-with their.
arguments. We would include in this group such
men as Professor Slosson whom we know at
least understands the full meaning of the demo-
cratic way of life. But to those who go so far
as demanding our going to war for "liberty"
when we have seen them oppose every democratic
move in the U. S. in the past decade, we have only
the utmost scorn for their hypocrisy, contempt
Teachers' Union ,for refusing to list his organ-
ization's membership, should be an effective an-
tidote to the current vogue for labor witch hunts.
R. ZIMMER declared that the decision of
the New York Court of Appeals upholding
the Rapp-Coudert committee's action "is to
New York State organized labor what the Dred
Scott decision was for the institution of slavery."
The consequences of this decision affect the
whole nation, especially those areas where union
membership is to be held synonomous with bombs,
borscht, and Browder. Labor's position is grow-
ing more precarious by the day, what with talk
of relinquishing time-and-a-half for overtime
and "Look what happened in France." The pre-
cedent initiated by the Rapp-Coudert committee
would enable "100 per cent" legislators to draw
up the biggest blacklist in American history.

FOR ALL THOSE who sincerely believe that
we must fight for democracy, we recommend
they follow the example of the student here who
a few days ago traveled to Windsor and en-
listed in the Royal Canadian Air Force. To those
who favor even the sacrifice of American lives
for the cause of England and indirectly the U.S.
but who are ineligible for British war service,
we suggest that they sell all their property, live
in a single room flat, eat a diet of oleomargarine,
stale bread and skimmed milk and for the dura-
tion of the war give the money thus saved to
Britain. Surely if the Battle for Britain is the
Armageddon, it is worth the sacrifice of our
lives and the possible loss of our liberties, then
this "holy war for democracy" in which they urge
our full participation is worth their sacrifice
of their standard of living. And those women
who want us to sacrifice our lives for democracy
but will not sacrifice their silk stockings for the
same end are also guilty of a reluctance to fol-
low their ideas to a logical or even consistent
IT IS POSSIBLE that this may be our last col-
lumn-ineligibility, you know. Such a possi-
bility may be a relief to a great many. If we are
a scholastic failure this semester, however, we be-
lieve we can attribute it (without fear of ration-
alization) to the possibly irrational idea that
study at this time is largely inconsequential. An
understanding of the economic theory of "com-
parative advantage" may help us realize some of
the causes of war, but such knowledge is little
satisfaction to a corpse of a citizen of a poten-
tially fascist America. It seems extremely stupid
to spend four years of your life in an attempt to
learn how to live when you see all around you
forces, vicious forces, working for your death,
either intellectual, or physical.
rew petswm
campaign fund investigating committee will
show that one family - the duPonts - shelled
out $186,780 in the 1940 campaign for Wendell
Biggest donor was Lammot duPont, who made
fourteen contributions, totaling $49,000, to the
Republican National, to senatorial committees,
and to the GOP organizations'in New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, West
Virginia, South Dakota, Wyomig, Missouri aid
Other heavy contributors were Irenee duPont,
head of the clan, who kicked in with $12,000 in
Delaware, West Virginia and Pennsylvania;
Pierre S., who spent $4,600; and Mr. and Mrs.
Eugene duPont, father- and mother-in-law of
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., donors of $4,700 to
the Willkie war chest.
Other duPont givers were Miss Amy E. duPoit,
$2,425; H. F. duPont, $5,000; Henry B., $4,000;
Mrs. Lammot duPont, $4,000; Lydia, $6,000;
Octavia M., $5,000; Pierre S., III, $5,000; F. S.
and Alice B., $4,000; Mrs. Mary Chichester du-
Pont, $4,000; and Marion duPont Scott, $4,000.
Real Secretary Of Navy
SECRETARY FRANK KNOX is one of the most
dynamic and forceful members of the Cabi-
net, but apparently the Admirals believe that
they, not he, really run the Navy.
This interesting view leaked out during a con-
versation between Rear Admiral John H. Towers,
Chief of Aeronautics, and L. M. Walling, head of
the Labor Department's Public Contracts Divi-
sion, which administers the Walsh-Healey -Act
requiring all firms to pay prevailing wages on
government work.
In league with other admirals, Towers is quiet-
ly gunning for this New Deal labor law. He pub-
licly assailed it before the House Naval Affairs
Committee, and secretly is working with Com-

mittee Chairman Carl Vinson to put through
an amendment suspending the law on defense
Disturbed by Towers' testimony, Walling tele-
phoned him to point out that the act does not'
affect sub-contractors. Towers had asserted
that because of the law, sub-contractors were re-
fusing defense orders.
"1TOU WERE WRONG about that, Admiral,"'
Walling said. "The Walsh-Healey Act spe-
cifically exempts sub-contractors."
Towers hemmed and hawed, finally admitted
that he might have been in error. "But," he
added, "I've been hearing a lot of talk around
here about the harmful effects of the act. The
Navy Department feels that it should be amend-
ed to remove its inequalities."
Walling expressed surprise. "That's quite dif-
ferent from the view expressed by Secretary
Knox at his press conference yesterday," he
pointed out. "The Secretary said flatly that the
Navy Department had no plans for a drive to
amend the law."
"Oh," explained Towers, "a group of the
bureau chiefs here got together and decided
what had to be done. Secretary Knox wasn't at


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VICTOR'S version of the ars-longa-
vita-brevis convention was given.
further expression this week with the
release of a Memorial Album (P-5)
for Hal Kemp, young band leader+
who died last month in an automobile
accident. Hal was the boy who came.
out of the South in 1925 with stutter-
ing trumpets, sprightly woodwinds,
and one musician who could read mu-
Isic-John Scott Trotter. His "orches-
trated swing" caught on in 1932, and
since then it has weathered more or
less successfully the onslaughts of the
less restrained offerings of the later
In this' album are "eight of Hal's
best-loved recordings: Got A Date
With An Angel; "Whispers in the
Dark; Remember 'Me; Lamplight;
Love For Sale; Speak Your Heart;
In Dutch with the Dutchess; In an
18th Century Drawing Room." They
are an adequate reproducation of the
Kemp trademark. The vocals are
breathed by Skinnay Ennis, swung
by the Smoothies and warbled by Bob
Allen and Rosalind Marquis, all of
whom had something to do with the
Kemp musical affairs of the last
three years.
Tommy Dorsey's contribution this
week is a waxing of a pair of win-
ners from his "Fame and Fortune"
contest: Oh, Look at Me Now, the
work of John DeVries. a Brooklyn
youth, and You Might Have Belonged
to Another, by a California team, Pat
West and Lucille Harmon. This ob-
server cannot agree with Victor that
these are "unusually good" songs, but
a smooth swing treatment by Dorsey,
coupled with some versatile vocal
by Frank Sinatra, Connie Haines and
the Pied Pipers, justifies them to
some extent.
FOR THE RECORD: Gravel-throat-
ed "Fats" Waller is telling
the story, for Victor, of Liver-Lip
Jones (you blabber-mouthed dog)
on one side, and on the other, in
surprisingly chastened tones, is plead-
ing by piano, voice and organ: Come
Down to Earth, My Angel . .. More
sophisticatedly, Leo Reisman is do-
ing two tunes from the motion-pic-
ture, "Tall, Dark and Handsome":
Wishful Thinking and'Hello, Ma! I
Done It Again. The latter, except for
Sara Horn's unfortunate vocal, is the
better tune . . . The complete cat-
alogue of Victor Records for 1940-
1941 is out. There need be no more
rapid addition or multiplication: the
new low prices and the corresponding
savings are conveniently listed.
Two To One For Britain
Were Germany's great assault on
Britain already under way, Americans
'probably would not be hesitant or
confused about the lend-lease bill.
A few weeks hence, when and if the
Nazis have launched their desperate
attempt to win the war this year,


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the College of Literature, Sciences
and the Arts and the School of Edu-E
cation for Departmental Honorsf
should send such names to the Regis-
trar's Office, Room 4, U. Hall be-*
fore February 14,1941.
Robert L. Williams,c
Assistant Registrar
Students and Faculty, College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts:
The attention of students and fac-
ulty 'is called to the following regu-
lations of the College:
Students are not examined at any{
other time than that set for the
examination of the class in whichI
the work has been done. When an en-
tire class is affected by a conflict
in the examination schedule, a special
examination during the examination
period may be arranged by the in-
stuctor with the consent of the Ex- I
amination Schedule Committee.
It should be noted that a report
of X (Absent from Examination) does
not guarantee a make-up examina-
tion. An instructor must, in fair-
ness to those who take the final ex-
amination at the time annouced for
it, give make-up examinations only
to students who have a legitimate
reason for absence.
Faculty, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts: It is requested
by the Administrative Board that all
instructors who make reports of In-
complete or Absent from Examina-
tion on grade-report-sheets give al-
so information showing the charac-
ter of the part of the work which
has been completed. This may be
done by the use of the symbols, I(A),
X(D), etc.
Aeronautical Engineering Scholar-
ship: A scholarship of approximate-

ly $450 per, year will be offered by
The New York Community Trust to
students interested in Aeronautical
Engineering. Further details may be
found on the Aeronautical Engineer-
ing bulletin board.
Two copies of Brockelmann, Syris-
che Grammatik, are needed for class
work. If anyone has a copy and will
sell or loan it, communicate at once
with W. 11. Worrell, 2023 Angell Hall.
Women Students Attending the
J-Hop: Closing hour for the night
of February 14 will be 3:30 for
those students attending the J-Hop,
who do not attend an approved, or-
ganized breakfast. For those attend-
ing breakfasts approved by the Dean
of Students the closing hour will be
5 a.m.
Closing hour for the night of Feb-
ruary 15 will be 12:30 for those stu-
dents attending the J-Hop who do
not attend an approved breakfast.
For those attending approved break-
fasts the closing hour will be 2 a.m.
Jeannette Perry
Assistant Dean of Women
J-flop Parties: All material neces-
sary in connection with requests for
House Parties or other entertain-
'ment during the J-Hop week-end
should be in the hands of the Dean
of Students by February 5, at 4:30
Th'e Girls Co-operative houses still
have room and board vacancies for
second semester. Anyone interested
in applying please contact Ruth Well-
ington at 2-2218 as soon as possible.
Academic Notices
Classification for Aeronautical En-
gineering Students: Classification
numbers for the second semester will
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