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rvie Haufler
yin Sarasohn
ul M. Chandler
arl Kessler
iton Orshefsky
)ward A. Goldman
urence Mascott
)nald Wirtchafter
ther Osser
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Robert Gilmour
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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.
For Labor . ..
HE REFUSAL of the army to award
a trucking contract to the Ford
Company because it refused to agree to the labor
clauses is a big step forward in labor's struggle
for recognition of its rights. Awarding the con-
tract to the Fargo Motor Coapany at a $250,000
high!r bid than the Ford Company is a major
victory for Sidney Eillman and everyone else
interestedin the future of American labor.
Ford did notget the coitract because it re-
fused to recognize the clause which states that,
in national defense orders, the company must
comply with all labor laws. The Ford Company
has long been accused by labor as unfair to
workers, but the' Company has said that it pays
better wages than the average automobile fac-
tory. I. A Capizzi, attorney for the Company
said that the labor clause is just a "sop to labor"
and that the Ford Company would not accept
any orders from the government as long as it
insisted on inserting this clause.°
N DEFENSE of this stand the Ford Company
claims that its workers are better paid than
the average automotive worker and that there
is no need to insert such a clause in contracts
awarded to the Company. Recently Ford has
published full page ads with the headline, "Does
Ford Pay Good Wages?" The accompanying
copy undertook to prove that Ford laborers are
paid the best wages, or near best in the industry.
A recent investigation by PM has disputed
these ads and has published figures to prove that
Ford workers do not get wages on the same scale
as those of Chrysler and General Motors Corpor-
ations. The PM disclosure shows that wages at
Ford's are from 10 to 25 cents less per hour than
comparable jobs at the other factories men-
Perhaps this will explain to the Ford Company
why such a clause was put in the national de-
fense contracts. The government expects that
those to whom it awards orders will act in com-
pliance with existing labor laws. If the Ford
Company sees fit, to disregard the labor laws,
it will have to do without the government's
business. Eugene Mandeberg.
VoX Pop
Virginio .
T SEEMS, according to Virginio
Gayda, one-man Italian vox pop,
that the United States has initiated a "vast,
militaristic, imperialistic offensive plan," the
object of which is to keep Europe under perma-
nent surveillance. Specifically, Signor Gayda
says that we expect to seize the Azores from
Portugal, thereby equipping ourselves' with an
observation post in the mid-Atlantic and a con-
venient base for interfering in European affairs.
How does the signor know? Pure deduction.
Wendell Wilkie paused in the Portugese Islands
ostensibly because of a gale that grounded his
Pan American Clipper on the way to Lisbon.
Actually he was a spy! He was ferreting out the
military defenses of the islands, investigating
social conditions, and otherwise preparing for
the day of our invasion, along with fomenting a
t is headt i a nt. n+. i2ni, m im.n.

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Dominic Says
"THE ECONOMISTS, alas, did not protest very
loudly when they found themselves pro-
moted to the status of oracles," says Walter
Lippman in his reference to the Ricardo school.
Which dominant group served a former genera-*
tion and now is living like an oracle? If we could
answer accurately and expose the oracles we
would be performing a rare service.
Originally it was the priests of religion who
utilized theAsocial standing of a former period
to slow up the creative ideas in the present. Not
so always. The leaders of the Anglican Church
of England, represented by two hundred laymen
including some of the most dynamic figures of
this decade, twenty-three bishops and the deans
of several cathedrals, recently stepped forth with
some startling post-war goals. "Christian doc-
trine must insist that production exists for con-
sumption. The profit emphasis tends to treat
human work and human satisfaction alike, as a
means to a false end - namely monetary gain
becomes the source of unemployment at home
and dangerous competition for markets abroad."
These leaders, living largely on ancient pre-
requisites whereby the toiling miners in the
north help pay fat salaries and sustain elaborate
ceremonies in the centers of British culture, evi-
dently have been shocked into thought.
THERE ecclesiasts and laymen advocate "uni-
fication of Europe," "communal ownership of
the means of production," and "better ethical
training instead of emphasis upon liturgy." They
state, "In international trade a genuine inter-
change of materially needed commodities must
take the place of a struggle for so-called favor-
able balance." The document of this Malvern
College conference states, "We must recover rev-
erence for the earth and its resources, treating
it not as a reservoir of potential wealth to be
exploited, but as a storehouse of divine bounty
on which we utterly depend." Prior to this con-
ference a preliminary gathering of English
Catholics, Free Church leaders and Anglicans
agreed upon four majors: (1) access of all peo-
ples to the materials, (2) the right of all children
to health and education, (3) reclamation of the
family as the vital unit in civilization, and (4)
the sacredness of a man's vocation. Thus re-
ligious leaders in England, however belated their
action, at least have forged ahead of the gov-
BUT here is the significant issue. Those strong
words, that critical conference, those assem-
blies of free speaking persons are permitted in
England when her back is against the wall. There
is a virility in the democracy of Britain which
should inspire other great people and give drive
and precision to each little democracy living
in abject fear of mechanized, totalitarian powers.
How to strengthen that heroic people at a time
when her life as well as these democratic values
are endangered, and at the same time carry out
the high ideals of the Malvern conference, is the
issue today in every nation. It is the higher edu-
cation leaders and other intellectuals within
each country who should be able to select goals,
accommodate the means to those ends, discrim-
inate between hollow achievements and genuine
ones, and cause economics, trade, politics and

WASHINGTON- Harry Hopkins went to Brit-
as the personal emissary of the Presi-
dent, but he also had a private assignment from
Mrs. Roosevelt.
She asked the ex-cabinet member to make a
first-hand survey of the activities of .English
social welfare agencies, both private and public,
under blitz conditions. Hopkins is particularly
fitted to make such a study because of his many
years as a New York social worker.
Mrs. Roosevelt is very much interested in the
war's effect on British social welfare agencies,
and had a long discussion on the subject with the
late Lord Lothian, following his 'return from
London just before his death; also has ques-
tioned U. S. newsmen and others returning from
Note: Mrs. Roosevelt has decided to break her
recent self-imposed plan to stick closer to Wash-
ington. Following the election last November,
she made up her mind to abandon her speaking
tours. But on the strong advice of friends she
will resume her practice of getting out in the
country, feeling the pulse of public sentiment,
soon will visit the Midwest.
Nineteen Wallaces
The size of the President's family is an old
story, but the size of the Wallace family is a new
one. There were so many Wallaces in town on
inauguration day that the committee was hard
pressed to find seats for them all.
Counting all noses - brothers, sisters, sons,
daughters, and in-laws - there were no fewer
than nineteen Wallaces Washington knew that
Iowa had come to town.
In addition to the Vice President and Mrs.
Wallace, there were the three children, Jean,
Robert, and Henry, and Henry's wife. Add Wal-
lace's two brothers, James and John, and their
wives (James from Des Moines, and John from
St. Petersburg, Florida.)
Also Wallace's sister Annabelle, and her hus-
band, Angus McLay, and their daughter Anna-
belle, all from Birmingham, Michigan. Also
sister Mary was there, with her husband, Charles
Bruggmann, the Swiss Minister to Washington.
Sister Ruth, wife of Swedish diplomat Per
Wijkman, was absent; Wijkman is serving in the
Swedish legation in Finland.
Then on the side of Mrs. Wallace, there was
her brother, Harry Browne, and his wife, with
their daughter Harriett - all on hand at the
swearing in.
There was one notable absentee. Wallace's
mother was ill in Des Moines, and couldn't make
The Wallaces had a regular old-fashioned re-
union, with a dinner at the Wardman Park
Hotel, where Henry lived as Secretary of Agri-
culture, and will remain as Vice President.

Out Of The RagT
To the Editor: T
Well, the cat, as might have been
expected, is out of the bag. Mr.
Epsteinand Mr. Mascott finally gotp
around to revealing the "results" of y
the "vote" after the recent debate g
on the Lend-Lease Bill. The vote w
was by the door method-one labell- d
ed "yes", the other "no". The easiest
way out was "no." The method wasI
different from former ones, I un- t
derstand, where the one door was E
divided and people at least had to d
express their opinion. This time t
they just walked out. To be sure, t
the result would have been about t
6 to 1 anyway. I imagine, because r
all the members of the opposition-- t
speakers, contributors from the floor, s
et al.-called each other by their
first names. The poll was, as the w
gentlemen say, not "an accurate re- a
flection of student opinion". But it a
has been published now to protest b
a count of thirty which was at least i
impeccable in method and not pack- t
ed. I don't think anything good has a
been accomplished. Especially not p
by the editor's note which gracious- w
ly bows out a poll no better and no t
worse than most such surveys and 1'
says "Readers Epstein and Mascott t
are right". It seems to me that a t
very fine thing for the Daily to do
right now would be to conduct a good t
general survey of opinion by having S
an interviewer in the Library, as has p
been done before, to ask simply "Do IT
you favor the passage of the Lend- t
Lease Bill?" with the answers "Yes, -
No, Undecided." This would be a d
project of considerable significance, t
and everyone would welcome it. I
Just a note on the general argu- v
ment. Almost every other letter op- i
posing aid to England and the pres-
ent Bill has brought up the argu- i
ment-England's hands are not clean, s
therefore we should not aid Eng- w
land. Aside from the fact that this b
is a logical fallacy and aside from n
the absurd drivel which equates the e
problem of modern India with the Z
Thirteen Colonies, there is the strong n
argument that we shouldn't help w
wash someone's dirty linen. Well, to F
many of us, the argument itself isn't a
valid, beause we see that England f
represents something pretty close to E
our own institutions-with our own s
faults. But quite apart from that, t
the main problem is that of expedi-
ency of self-defense. In other words, v
we do not believe that with England r
gone we stand a very good chance in a
an economic and military way of i
surviving the Axis. That is the
question. Why not argue on that t
bfasis for a while. That's what Con-g
gress is doing now and what the g
President and the Cabinet and the b
armed forces have been doing for e
quite a tine. d
Frank Ryder p
Editor's Note: Epstein and Mascott t
were right in that no conclusions are
permissible in a poll of only 30 stu-
dents, and Mr. Ryder is right in that
the Forum poll also was no criterion
of the way in which Michigan stu-
dent feel about the war. Only ac-
curate judgment that could be made
is by the SRA's Student Opinion Poll,
which has so far been inactive this
SINCE the first time Benny Good-
man appeared in this column with
his new band, he has been doing at
regular weekly stint with Columbia.
Some of his more interesting re-
leases. t
Taking a Chance on Love andc
Cabin in the Sky. Two hits from
Ethel Waters' current Broadway mu-
sical with Helen Forrest substituting
for Miss Waters on the vocal. Muted

trumpets, flexible saxes, and Benny's
clarinet transitions give the first side
immediate appeal. The second, you
may have to listen to for awhile.
Yes, My Darling Daughter and
These Things You Left Me. No one
seems more aware than Benny that
too much of the familiar Russian
question-and-answer melody is likely
to cloy. His preventative is versa-
tility: skillful questioning by Helen
Forrest; varied answering with voice
and instrument by the band; and a
typical Goodman rocking orchestral
background. The "B" side is a catchy
ballad, a la Thanks forsthe Memory,
rendered by Miss Forrest.
To its list of Jazz Masterworks
Columbia has added an Eddy Howard
disc: Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
and Exactly Like You. Despite the
names in the orchestral background
-Teddy Wilson, Bill Coleman, Bud
Freeman, Benny Morton, Yank Port-
er- it is pretty much all Eddy How-
ard displaying his vocal talent over
a range of mood, tempo and pitch.
And for the most part it is an appeal-
ing display.
For the Record: Another Columbia
regular, Xavier Cugat, has waxed
two more of his specialties: Cuatro
Vidas, a slinky bolero, and "Echale
Cinco Al Piano," a spirited Mexican
nn1ka . nth vocals are handled by a

the Only Way?
o the Editor:
When I sit back and tink over the
last year, and think of what this
ear will bring at the rate we are
oing, I think it won't be long before b
e'll be speaking of the "good o1' u
ays" before the war. I have yet to t
ear anyone say we can keep out:
hat is, among those of military age.a
very day that goes by we are oneh
ay closer to the war, one step fur- s
her along the road that I have been t
aught to hate and despise for some i
wenty years. A road that has no t
eward at the end; a road that leadso
o nothing but misery and depres- C
ion; where there are admittedly no c
winners; a road where no person s
ith common sense dare step. There t
re many things about this road we i
.re taking that I can't understand,
ut of one thing I am sure, and that
s that I can never believe that it is
he right road. It is an insult toC
person's intelligence to teach andA
reach to him that something is t
wrong for twenty-odd years and then t
urn around and tell him that it isa
ight and ask him to believe it ath
he end of six-months of preachingd
hat it is right.
When men who are the intellec-
uals take a complete turn about as
ome of our leaders have done in the t
ast year - men who have taught (
ne that war leads to nothing except b
hose things I have mentioned above
-agree with a policy that is every n
lay leading us into war, and that
hey know can only end in war, itb
eaves me with an empty feeling and
cry depressed. But, they say, this A
s different! This is an emergency.
This is for defense. But, I wonder,S
s it different? Isn't it the same old e
tory that we had before the last
war? I can't speak from experience, U
ut from reading about it, it seems to f
me that even those Uncle Sam post-
rs, "I WANT YOU" are the same. E
The cigarette ads are taking it up
ow, and the uniform appears every- E
where you look. This is for defense! E
Haven't we learned yet that every 1
war is a defensive war? Hitler is P
ighting a defensive war, says Berlin.
England is fighting a defensive war; (
o is Japan. Each of these countries
hinks it is fighting a defensive war. C
Short months ago the sentiment t
was that we would never make the
nistake that we did in the last war
nd get nothing for it, except dis-
illusion and plenty of creditors.
I suppose the first retort to reading r
his will be to say, "Well, what are weF
going to do, sit by and let HitlerF
gobble us up?" The thing that
bothers me is: Does the threat really
xist? and if it does, is the only way
lemocracy can meet that threat
anic and war hysteria? Is a peoplep
hat can only do something when V
hey are in fear, a democratic peo-
P.S. I'm not a Nazi or a C.O. s
To the Editor:p
In Mascott's letter in the Friday
Daily he mentions his "disgust forc
their (the interventionists) stupid-n
ity." As one of said interventionists 1
I feel that I might apply the sameg
phrase to Mascott when he classest
Joe Kennedy among the interven-t
tionists as any person with any in-
terest in the international pictureC
would know that Joe Kennedy is any-1
thing but an interventionist. Mas-
cott states that most of the active
interventionists are our most ardent
reactionaries. Would he class Co-t
nant of Harvard, Neilson of Smith,
President Roosevelt, and Frederics
Schuman as arch reactionaries? It
hardly think The Nation and the New
Republic can be classed as journals

of the . reactionary world and yet
both these magazines are for all out
aid to the Allies. Mascott shows a
surprising ignorance o fthe Consti-
tution of the United States when
he says that the rejection of the no-
convoy clause by the House Foreign
Affairs Committee was "significant";
the President, as Commander-in-
Chief of the Army and Navy can,
at his own discretion, send the United
States Navy anywhere he sees fit.
It appears to me that as regards the
composition of the two groups, inter-
ventionists and non-interventionists,
the shoe is on the other foot. Would
not Mr. Vandenberg, Henry Ford,
Hamilton Fish, Father Coughlin, and
the Hearst Press be classed as re-
actionaries? And, for that matter,
Mascott mentions that Joe Kennedy
does not seem to understand Democ-
racy well. Mr. Kennedy classes him-
self as an anti-interventionist, I have
read the Daily off and on for a
period of some eight years, and I am
sorry to see that the Daily is still
leaning towards the self-destructive
appeasement point of- view.
Charles Elwyn Karpinski, '42

VOL. LL No. 94
Publication in the Daily Offieial
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
President and Mrs. Ruthven will
e at home to members of the fac-
ilty and other townspeople this af-
ernoon from 4 to 6 o'clock.
To all those using Parking Space
at the Rear of Mason Hall: A light
as been placed at the North Univer-
ity and Thayer Street entrance to
he Campus, which, when burning,
ndicates that the parking space at
he rear of Mason Hall is completely
ccupied. The University Council's
Committee on Parking requests your
ooperation with the hope that this
ignal will be of assistance to all
hose who ordinarily use this park-
ng area.
Herbert G. Watkins
To Members of the Faculty of the
College of Literature, Science, and the
Arts: The fourth regular meeting of
the Faculty of the College of Litera-
ure, Science, and the Arts for the
academic session of 1940-1941 will be
held in Room 1025, Angell Hall, Mon-
day, Feb. 3, at 4:10 p.m.
Edward H. Kraus
1. Consideration of the minutes of
he meeting of December 2nd, 1940
(pp. 699-702), which were distributed
y campus mail.
2. Consideration of the reports sub-
mitted with this call to the meeting.
a. Executive Committee, prepared
by Prof. I. L. Sharfman.
b. University Council, prepared by
Associate Prof. Clark Hopkins.
c. Executive Boara of the Graduate
School, prepared by Prof. E. F. Bark-
d. Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs, prepared by Pro-
fessor A. W. Bromage.
e. Deans' Conference, prepared by
Dean E. H. Kraus.
3. Reports on the January Teacher
Education Conference by Professors
H. M. Dorr, B. W. Wheeler, J. E. Dun-
ap, Hayward Keniston, and P. S.
4. Evaluation of Faculty Service
(Exhibits A-E).
5. Centennial Celebration of the
College of Literature, 'Science, and
the Arts.
6. New Business.
7. Announcements.
Faculty, School of Education: The
egular luncheon meeting of the
Faculty will be held Monday noon,
February 3, at the Michigan Union.
Automobile Regulation: Permission
;o drive for social and personal pur-
poses during registration period and
he weekend of the J-Hop from
Wednesday noon, Feb. 12, until Mon-
day morning, Feb. 17, at 8:00 a.m.
may be obtained at Room 2, Univer-
ity Hall, through the following pro-
1. Parent signature cards should
be secured at this office and sent
home for the written approval of the
2. Upon presentation of the signed
card together with accurate infor-
rnation with regard to the make, type
and license number of the car to
be used, a temporary permit will, be
granted. It is especially important
to designate the year of the license
plates which will be on the car dur-
ing this period.
3. Out-of-town cars used for this
period must not be brought into Ann
Arbor before 12 o'clock noon on
Wednesday, Feb. 12, and must be
taken out before 8:00 a.m. on Mon-
day, Feb. 17.
. The foregoing will not apply to
those students who possess regular
driving permits. The above permis-

sion will automatically be granted to
this group.
Office of the Dean of Students
Faculty, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, -and the Arts: It is requested.
by the Administrative Board that all
instructors who make reports of In-
completeor 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.
Residence Halls Applications: There
will probably be a few vacancies in
the Residence Halls for the second
semester. Students who wish to apply
for- such vacancies as may occur
should file their applications immedi-
ately. Women students should make
application in the office of the Dean
of Women, and men students in the
office of the Dean of Students.
Karl Litzenberg
J-Hop 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

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