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Michigan Daily

Only Freedom From Nazism

Edited and managed by students of the University of
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Editorial Stafff

smile Geld
Alvin Dann
David Lachenbruch
Jay McCormick
Hal Wilson
Arthur Hill .
Janet Hiatt o
Grace Miller
Virginia Mitchell

Managing Editor
Editorial Director
h . . . City Editor
Associate Editor
Sports Editor
. . Assistant Sports Editor
. . . . Women's Editor
. . Assistant Women's Editor
Exchange Editor
Business Staff
. . . Business Manager
.WAssociate Business Manager
. Women's Advertising Manager
. Women's Business Manager


Daniel H. Huyett
James B. Collins
Louise Carpenter
Evelyn Wright

The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
A Century
In Retrospect. . .
T ODAY STUDENTS and faculty mem-
bers of the literary school- will take
a day off to celebrate the one-hundredth anni-
versary of the beginning of classes in the College.
It is a highly significant occasion for both the
students and faculty.
Members of the administration and the faculty
will review with pride and satisfaction the re-
markable progress of a century of higher edu-
cation. Four outstanding scholars will relate the
history and achievements that have made this
University outstanding. Those who have had a
part in this development will be singled out for
special praise. Members of the student body will,
therefore, have a rare opportunity to become ac-
quainted with the background of the rich cul-
tural heritage which they receive here.
should be interesting, it has a far greater im-
portance. Dean Kraus points out in his statement
to the students that "as the heirs of a century
of notable growth and achievement in higher
education, the responsibility for further progress
in the century rests upon you and future gen-
erations." Consequently it is essential that future
citizens and leaders know something about the
development of higher education here.
Problems and the future of liberal education in
America will receive considerable attention in the
afternoon discussion by prominent educators
and in the evening address by the principal
speaker of the convocation ceremonies, James
R. Angell. In a world where the barbaric forces
which represent the negation of cultural values
appear to be in the ascendency it is incumbent
on all those who have faith in thesworth of those
values and their importance to a better ordered
existence among mankind, to attend these ses-
sions, hear the varying points of view and eval-
uate seriously the proposals for a continued and
even improved development of this institution
and others similar to it.
Preservation of cultural values and training
for democratic leadership will become meaning-
less concepts if the progress of higher education
is hindered. Thus this anniversary is not only
cause for celebration, but even more so it is a
day for provocative thinking and discussion.
-Emile Gele
Alvin Dann
David Lachenbruch
Jay McCormick
Professor Maurer
and Miss Blank
THE PRESS of some important work I'm doing
for the government (NYA), forces me to
make this short and snappy.
It's a story about the Journalism depart-
ment's Professor Maurer, known for his
quick wit (Give me another week to get those
assignments in, please!).
In a philosophical discussion in one of his

Lies In Rev(
(Editor's Note: This is the second of two articles
by Micromegus writing on the possibilities of a
federal union to heal the wounds of a world at war.)
To the Editor:
Expediency: With every passing week of Nazi
control over the economic and political life of
Europe the prospects of dislodging them by open
military assault become more remote. It is al-
ready doubtful whether even a combined British-
American expeditionary force could gain and
hold a foothold on the now hostile continent.
It is also a terrible indictment of British propa-
ganda that sporadic outbursts against the Nazis
did not begin to appear in any number until
Hitler invaded Russia! The Union proposal
would take over the ideological fervour of the
Communists, who do believe they are fighting
for a New World, and apply it to a democratic
In short, Europe can be freed from Nazi tyr-
anny only by internal revolt; Hitler would prob-
ably scoff at the Union's invitation to member-
ship, and would thereby bring upon his regime
the furious wrath of a war-weary continent;
that continent has so far only been antagonized
by Churchill's war-inspired utterances that Brit-
ain will "smash" them (polite word again); so
far it is plain that the Communists alone have
supplied the promise of something better, neces-
sary if Europe is to revolt. Admission to a world
as (ultimate, but obviously not immediate)
equals would do it.
ECONOMIC: The claims that such a union is
only a guise by which Americans may be
forced to meet the costs of reconstruction in-a
more palatable form are absurd, because it is
now clear that the alternative is, first to pay
with all we have for the further ravages of war,
and then to find post-war export markets
(which mean continuing to give away our prod-
ucts, as we shall be a greater creditor than ever
and also own all the world's gold, which we have
accepted heretofore as a means of settlement).
Further, by investing the dubious asset of po-
litical sovereignty in a world-wide sovereign
state, mankind (and we are all one species) will
free its energies from the dismal job of periodic-
ally soaking non-existent boundaries in blood,
for the more important problems of the produc-
tion and distribution of wealth.
Morals: Moralists are not needed to point out
that the experiences of total war are more de-
structive of a community's standards of morality
and ethics than any other conceivable experi-
ence. Men of good will have, furthermore, been
sickened by the prattling of Americans who dis-
claim all responsibility for the blunders of our
own government which have contributed to the
present world anarchy, and who recommend that
we "wash our hands of Europe's wars." Frank
admission of our own seamy part in the pre-
war policies of tariff-building and "throw
Czechoslovakia to him" attitudes would clear
the atmosphere for the construction of a sensi-
ble political order for mankind.
HISTORY: Future historians will regard the
nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as
the period in which the earth was transformed
by scientists into a technological neighborhood,
by politicians into a political anarchy. The
present political order is cracking up for the
same reasons that the Greek and Medieval
city-states collapsed: because the claim to po-
litical sovereignty is absurd when peoples are
pressed together compactly in "national neigh-
borhoods." History records that smaller, dis-
united political units have always given way in
the long run before larger concepts of political
unity. The ascendency of Rome over the Greeks
and the national states over Medieval principal-
ities are obvious examples.
The recent ,"eight points" issued by Messrs.
Roosevelt and Churchill have been regarded by
some as a blueprint for a saner world order.
Actually that is absolutely not the case: they are
simply a revival of the tragically misguided
Wilsonian doctrine that Europe's troubles can
be solved by creating more nations than she al-
ready has to put up with. This time, to that

Robert S.AIles
WASHINGTON-Word trickling back to the
diplomatic corps from Germany indicates that
Hitler finally is beginning to realize that the
United States means business, and that he made
a tragic mistake in not accepting the advice of
his more conservative diplomats who warned
him of this in the first place.
In fact, the inside story, which now can be
told, is one of the most tragic of the war. Pos-
sibly if it had not been for overweening per-
sonal jealousies the war might even have been
WHAT HAPPENED was that when Hans
Dieckhoff, German Ambassador to Washing-
ton, returned to Berlin in 1938, he brought back
a strong report that the United States would
enter the war eventually if Germany became
the aggressor. He was ready to warn that Ger-
many faced a repetition of 1917-18. But Foreign
Minister von Ribbentrop would not let him see
Ribbentrop, probably the most ambitious man
around der Fuehrer and a great friend of
Himmler, wanted to be the funnel for all advice
going to Hitler.
In the same cautious school with the Ambas-

Writer Claims

ominous doctrine has been added ' the eighth
point," which proposes an Anglo-American po-
lice force of stupendous proportions (Treasury
estimates for the post-war budget include an
item of ten billion dollars yearly "for national
defense and international loans" and, more
thorough-going repression of Germany.
Sovereignty, in a world technological neigh-
borhood, is an extremely dangerous instrument,
and we have seen all too well the results of
bandying it around freely by "self-destruction."
It must be invested in a union of mankind,
which is quite a different thing from "giving
up our rights as free and independent Ameri-
And in that last sentence lies the principal ob-
stacle to an early and sensible peace via the
Union Route: this route flies in the face of insti-
tutional loyalties (national patriotism) and
practices (political sovereignty). Those who be-
lieve that it is the only hope for the kind of
world we all want must continually repeat and
repeat that we are proposing an investment, not
a sacrifice; that we need only haul down one
flag and run up another (i.e., broaden the basis
of patriotic loyalties as the Hoosiers and Wol-
verines, Britons and Scotsmen, French and Ger-
mans in Switzerland, have done).
IT HAS BEEN SAID that the European nations
will be extremely wary of any proposals com-
ing to them from Washington in this war, that
all learned their lessons in 1919 when (1) Ger-
many laid down her arms on the strength of
Wilson's Fourteen Points which were repudiated
at Versailles; (2) that the Allies counted on
American support of Wilson's baby, the League,
and saw the Senate repudiate it. Similarly,
Americans are not wholly sold on the purity of
Britain's present war aims. Let it be remem-
bered that a federal union, with already estab-
lished machinery for the admission of new
states would overcome the mistrust of the Ger-
man people; furthermore, Bitain and America,
as two members of the union, would already
have surrendered their rights later to repudiate
ideals to which they subscribed under the duress
of war.
To inspire (and warn) the workers for union,
there is the example of the Communists who
cheerfully sacrifice their cities (as the French
would not do) and their lives (as the French
did not until Russia was attacked) because they
believe they are working for a new and better
world. To cheer them, unionists have the cer-
tain knowledge that eventually their idea of a
unity of mankind will prevail, as it clearly must,
regardless of whether we have a Nazi or an
Anglo-American world empire in the meantime,
if science is ever to leave off destroying and
once again turn to building. - Micromegus
A Very Small Minority . .
To the Editor: F
In Sunday's Daily Mr. George W. Stengel
dared any who might disagree with him to re-
sort to name-calling or, "invective epithets."
He then proceeded to label as "war agitators"
and "stupids" the Daily editors who urged a dec-
laration of war against Hitler, and the 203
University of Michigan teachers who (with more
from Wayne University) signed the recent "total
war" petition. He rounded off his impatient
invective with the dubious assertion that "this
vociferous faculty group constitutes a very small
minority of the University faculty."
N THE LETTER accompanying the faculty
petition sent to Michigan's Senators and Rep-
resentatives at Washington, it was accurately
skated that fewer than half of those on the
teaching staffs had been approached with the
petition. Of this very substantial sampling-
much larger, of course, than any cross-section
for a Gallup poll- nearly all, whether giving
or withholding their signatures, expressed gen-
eral approval of the point of view represented."
And- the letter concluded: "A few felt that it
might be construed as a reflection on the for-
eign policy of the national administration to
submit a petition on that subject at the present
time, and expressed a belief-which, indeed,
the vast majority of those who signed fully
share-that the inexorable logic.of events would
in any case soon bring the United States directly
and unequivocally into the world struggle against
Hitlerism. Almost none believed national isola-
tion a policy either possible or desirable at the

present juncture. All agreed that even victory
was not enough: that after victory peace must
be built on durable foundations."
Sincerely yours,
Carleton F. Wells
Reply To Allan Hilton ...
Dear Al:
If you don't mind, I have a few questions to
ask you: I'd ask you in person, but I don't know
who you are. You claim (quite vehemently) to
be a lover of democracy, but so do lots of people
these days, like Lindbergh, Wheeler and Nye-so
you can see what I'm up against trying to locate
you. First of all, how do you and the Colonel
propose to conduct your pogroms in a democratic
fashion? I'm awfully anxious for an answer to
that one. You should have a ready reply, cause
you and the Colonel are democrats.
But most important, Al, (and I hope I don't
embarrass you with this one) I'd be very appre-
ciative of an elaboration of a sentence in your
letter to The Daily. You said that Hoover, Lind-
bergh and Nye are opposed to the "excesses of
Nazism." That's very interesting, Al. It seems
to imply that except for the "excesses," Nazism
is an O.K. system. So would you do me a favor,
pal. Please make a list for me. In the left hand
column, put the "excesses" and in the right,
put the O.K. things. But just between you and
me. Al, I don't think it can be done, because if
you'll ponder a while you're gonna begin to real-
ize that if you take away the "excesses", you

VOL. LII. No. 15
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
To All Persons Traveling by Com-
mon Carrier on University Account:
The Federal Revenue Act of 1941 im-
poses a tax on railroad tickets and
other transportation of persons but
provides that such tax shall not be
imposed on transportation or facili-
ties furnished to certain classes which
include the University of Michigan.
This provision became effective Octo-
ber 10. The local ticket offices un-
derstand this exemption but may re-.
quire a certificate from the purchas-
er to show that the transportation
is on the University's account. It is
quite certain that sellers of common
carrier transportation elsewhere than
in Ann Arbor will require such a cer-
tificate. Blank certificates can be
had at the Business Office of the
University, Room 1, University Hall,
on and after October 13 and those
who can foresee that they will be
purchasing transportation outside
Ann Arbor, while traveling at Uni-
versity expense, should provide them-
selves with such blanks.
Shirley W. Smith


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To the Faculty of the College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts: All pating in League activities will be
members of the Faculty of the College signed this week from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
of Literature, Science, and the Arts in Miss McCormick's office in the
are invited to take part in the aca- League.
demic procession preceding the Cen-g
tennial Celebration Convocation this W
evening. Academic robes will be Women students wishing to attend
worn in the procession. Members the Northwestern-Michigan football
of the Faculty will assemble in game are required to register in the
Room 25 Angell Hall at 8:00 Office of the Dean of Women. A
p.m. for robing. Wraps may be letter of permission from parents
left in this room during the convo- must be in this office not laternthan
cin. ten rodsrillgbpeent oday.If the student does not go
cation. Attendants will be present ayby train, special permission for an-
after the room from 5.f p.m. until other mode of travel must be included
Ife th ovcto. In case of i h parent's letter. Graduate wo-
ing, there will be no procession. Mem- men are invited to register in this
ing, herewill e noprocoffonice.
bers of the Faculty will assemble at office.
8:00 p.m. at Hill Auditorium enter-
ing by the stage.entrance in the rear Academic Notices
and robing in the class rooms. A
large attendance of the Faculty is Physics Courses 26 and 46: No lec-
desired at all three sessions of the ture today. W. W. Sleator,
Centennial Celebration and especially Preliminary examinations for the
at the evening convocation. doctorate in English will be given in
E. H. Kraus Room 3217 Angell Hall, 9:00 a.m. to
'12':00 can the fallowing schedule :

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Attention Students: Today the One
Hundredth Anniversary of the first Wednesday, November 19, Amen-
instruction given in the College of can Literature.
Literature, Science, and the Arts will Saturday, November 22, English
be celebrated. This day will be a Literature, 1700-1900.
holiday for the students and the fac- Wednesday, November 26, English{
ulty in this College. All classes taught Literature, 1550-1700.
by the faculty of the College of Lit- Saturday, November 29, English
erature, Science, and the Arts will, Literature, Beginning to 1550.
therefore, be excused on that day. All those intending to take the ex-i
_ _aminations should leave their names{
Senate Reception: Since no indi- with N. E. Nelson, 3223 Angell Hall.t
vidual invitations are being sent, this .
is a cordial invitation to all members Psychology 31 make-up examina-
of the teaching staff and their wives tion will be given Tuesday, October
to be present at the Senate Recep- 21, 7:30 to 10:00 p.m., in Room 1121
tion to new members of the Rce- Natural Science Blg.
on Tuesday, November 4, in the ball-<
room of the Michigan Union at 8:30 Exhibitions
p.m. The reception will take place Hopwood Exhibit: There will be an
from 8:30 to 10:00 o'clock, after exhibit of manuscripts and published
which there will be dancing from
wok10:00'to 12:00. It is especially workd for winners of Hopwood Awards
that new teaching fellows ayhoped today in Room 160 of the Rackham
structors may be present and the Building.
chairmen of departments are asked toI
be of assistance in bringing this Lectures
about. University Lecture: Dr. Erwin Pa-
nof sky of the Institute for Advanced
Faculty Members: The Detroit Study at Princeton, will lecture on
Branch of the English-Speaking Un- the subject, "Durer's Melancholia-
ion invites all faculty members who the Conception of Melancholia in the
wish to attend their luncheon at 12:30 Renaissance," under the auspices of
p.m. on Thursday, October 16, in the the Department of Fine Arts, on
English Room of the Hotel Statler. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 4:15 p.m. in
Dr. James Rowland Angell will be the Rackham Lecture Hall. The pub-
the speaker. Reservations may be lic is cordially invited. e
made by mail through Miss Laurie
Parkinson, Secretary, 2439 Twenty- Dr. E. S. Bastin, Head of the De-
yThird Street, or by telephoning La- partment of Geology, University of
fayette 7251 Chicago, will speak on "Some Prbb-
Dr. F. E. Robbins lems of Ore Deposition" Thursday at
11:00 a.m. in the Amphitheatre, Third
School of Education Students:. No Floor of the Rackham Building. Some
course may be elected for credit after of the chemical and physical prob-
Saturday, Oct. 18. Students must re- lems which have puzzled the ore
I port all changes of elections at the geologist will be discussed.
Registrar's Office, Room 4, Univer-
sity Hall. Membership in a classE
does not cease nor begin until all Events Today
changes have been thus officially reg- Varsity Glee Club: All members are
istered. Arrangements made with the urged to be on hand for the concert
instructors are not official 'changes. at the Literary School Banquet at the
Union tonight. Meet in Glee Club
Students, College of Literature, Rooms at 7 o'clock. Old members
I Science, and the Arts: No course may are particularly urged to be present.
be elected for credit after the end Wear dark suits and white shirts.
of the third week. Saturday, October
18, is therefore the last date on AICE etn oih t73
ic nw e ctinthm b pproedn A.I.ChE. meeting tonight at 7:30
which new elections may be approved.inRo 102Es Egnerg
The willingness of an individual in- in Room 1042 East Engieerig
structor toadmit student later does Building. Prof. G. G. Brown will
not affect the operation of this rule. speak on "Patent Problems. Refresh-
E. A. Walter ments will be served.
International Center Music Hour:
To Deans, Directors, Department This evening from 7:30-9:00, at the
Heads and Others Responsible for Music Hour in the International Cen-
Payrolls: Payrolls for the first sem- ter, the following program will be
ester are ready for approval. This presented:
should be done at the Business Office Mozart Serenade "Eine Kleine
before October 16 if checks are to be Nachtmusik" with Bruno Walter and
issued on October 31. the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
Edna Geiger Miller, Schubert Symphony No. 8.
Payroll Clerk Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5,
with Artur Schnabel and the London
Singers: Play Production and the Symphony Orchestra conducted by
School of Music are planning to Malcolm Sargeant.
combine in a presentation of an) Anyone interested is welcome.

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Club will meet at 7:30 tonight in
Room 302 of the Union. Students of
all schools and colleges are eligible
to participate in the club.
University of Michigan Flying Club
will meet today. Regulations for the
new airplane will be discussed. Fees
must be paid before individuals may
Hiawatha Club will meet tonight at
8:00 at the Michigan Union.
Slavic Club will meet tonight at
8:00 in Room 321 of the Michigan
Union. All members, as well as stu-
dents interested in the Slavic Club
are requested to attend.
Mr. Benjamin Lovett, social direc-
tor for Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford, is'
again donating his services to teach
a course in Social Training and the
American Country Dance. Special
emphasis will be placed on teaching
techniques. Although the course is
designed primarily for students in
Community Recreation, others inter-
ested are cordially invited to attend
each Wednesday evening, 7:00 to
9:00 p.m., in the Lounge of the Wo-
men's Athletic Building at the east
end of North University.
Freshman Discussion Group, spon-
sored by the Student Religious Asso-
ciation, will not meet today due to
the Centennial celebration. The group
will meet Wednesday, October 22, at
7:30 p.m.
A German Round Table for prac-
tice in conversational German will be
organized at the Interntional Center
this evening at.9 o'clock following the
weekly Music Hour.
Beta Kappa Rho: All women on
campus who are wholly or partially
self-supporting are invited to meet
Wvith Beta Kappa Rho, working girls'
organization tonight at 8:00 in the
Michigan League.
Zeta Phi Eta meeting at 5:00 p.m.
Interviewing for all those who peti-
tioned for Assembly Banquet will
take place today and Friday of this
week, 3:00-5:00 p.m.; in the Kalama-
zoo Room of the League. Bring your
eligibility cards.
All Episcopal'Students: There will
be acelebration of the Holy Com-
munion in the Bishop Williams Me-
morial Chapel today'at 7:30 a.m.
Coming Events
Seminar in the History of Religious
Sects, sponsored by the Student Re-
ligious Association and regularly
meeting on Wednesday afternoons,
will. meet Thursday, October 16, at
4:30 p.m. due to the Centennial cele-
Polonia Society meeting in the
recreation room of the International
Center on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Election of officers. Games and re-
Graduate Dance: An informal
radio-record dance will be held Sat-
urday evening, Oct. 18, from 9-12
p.m. in the Assembly Hall of the
Rackham Building. Refreshments,
bridge. All graduate students, facul-
ty and alumni invited. Come with
or without dates. Small admission
Ushering Committee for Theater
Arts: Sign up for ushering for the
Chinese film, "China Strikes Back"
in the Undergraduate office in the
League today, Thursday, 'Friday and
Saturday. Ushers are needed for
Thursday. Friday and Saturday
"The majority of Frenchmen are

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