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The Michigan Daily

* Behind the Scenes
At The Daily

Edited and managed by students of the University of
Michigan under the authority of the Board in Control
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Member, Associated Collegiate Press, 1941-42

Editorial Stafff

tni lef, l. . .
Alvin Dann .
David Lachenpruch
Jay McCormick
Htal Wilson
Aethur Hill
Janet Hiatt,
Grace Miller .
Virginia Mitchell

. . . Managing Editor
Editorial Director
. . . . . City Editor'
. . . . Associate Editor
* . . . Sports Editor
. . Assistant Sports Editor
* . . .Women's Editor
Assistant Women's Editor
. . Exchange Editor


Business Staff
H. Huyett . . Business
B. Collins' . . Associate Business
Carpenter . Women's Advertising
MWright . Women's Business


EXCLUSIVE! Going My Way takes you behind
the scenes at The Daily. Below is reprinted,
unretouched, uncensored and unexpurgated, the
regular Daily assignment sheet exactly as posted
by City Editor Dave Lachenbruch:
Friday, Oct. 17. Another good paper. This
3-48, 12-11, 2-42 makeup is all right, but when
it's used three days in succession, it gets just
the least bit monotonous. The Daily doesn't
have to look exactly the same very day, you know.
It's hard .to tell whether this is today's paper,
yesterday's or the day before. Why not Ase the
good old 1A some time. It's refreshing.
Apparently there was no local news, as there
is just one local story above the fold. Also I
see by the paper that Harold McCormick, the
inventor's son, died. In the first place, I never
knew that McCormick had a son, and in the
second place, if he had a son, I would have
assumed that he'd been dead a long time ago.
In the third place I don't give a damn-and I
think I can safely say that I represent the average
reader. In short, the McCormick item was over-
The 12-11 on football might have better been
an 11 with a deck. It's just a mite too bold for
that part of the page. Also Northwestern is
all ... It is rather a problem of making such
allocations as may be necessary in the dif-
ferent fields of activity ..:.
In other words there are two distinct prob-
lems: first, the general price distortion caused
by the swelling of consumer buying power In the
face of curtailed consumer production; secondly,
more'specialized price distortions where the gov-
ernment has entered the market. To meet this
two-horned dilemma separate solutions are nec-
AS ECCLES EXPLAINS, priorities, rationing
and price fixing will suffice in the limited
field of government purchases for defense. Here
we have no quarrel with Sallade; il is rather in
giving Henderson unlimited powers such as will
be required eventually if he starts in with rent
control as well as direct government purchasing
fields. Actually it is a difficult-nay, even im-
possible-task to regulate the prices of a million
and one articles of regular consumer consump-
tion. Obviously as soon as one offending product
price is brought under control the price of an-
other will shoot up and so on ad infinitum.
QIgTCE price control does not offer the solution
to the general inflationary rise in prices, it
is necessary to adopt a more comprehensive
plan. Eccles proceeds to, urge an intelligent
taxation program, reduction of buying power by
the sale of government bonds and stamps, grant-
ing of adequate authority to the Reserve System
to deal with excess bank reserves, and curtail-
ment of intallment buying.
One thing is certain, the United States is
faced with a serious threat to its economic sta-
bility. Government action is badly needed, and
some of the above mentioned steps have been
already taken. But it is more important that
the problem be seen in its entirety and a con-
certed and intelligent effort be made to meet
the danger. To haphazardly grant dictatorial
price control powers to one man and consider
the problem as solved is a sad mistake. Action
is needed immediately, but such action must be
well directed and carefully planned.
- Edmund J. Grossber

The editorials published in The Michigan
baily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
Leave 'Humanity'
Out Of This War . .
columns urged war. Not war for
the economic status of the United States, not
war for the freedom of the seas, nor even for the
caowhs of deposed European kings. This cry was
a, familiar one. "War for Humanity."
There was a quoted line or so of poetry. Here,
too is verse. Not, however, from the pen of the
charming Burns, the gay witty Burns whose
light hearted rhymes have delighted readers
through nearly two centuries. This poet, Wilfrid
Owen, was a soldier in the last war. He was a
man, defeated and embittered. '"He called his
poem "Anthem for Doomned Youth."
What passing-bells for these who die as
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifles rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.
There is nothing that can be done now. We
have come too near the brink of war not to
topple over. Our ships, like bad boys taking a
dare, will soon cross the sea with supplies for
Britain. They will' be sunk and another self-
justified Yankee army will raise arms against
the "Hun." Only, let this one plea be heard.
Let's not say this one's "for Humanity."
-H. J. Slauterback,
Eccles And
Price Control .
M ARRINER S. ECCLES, chairman of
the Board of Governors of te Fed-
eral Reserve System, contributed an article to
the August issue of Fortune 1Mhagazine entitled
"Price Fixing Is Not Enough" in which he
brought out some points that are pertinent to
George W. Sallade's recent editorial in The Daily
captioned "Price ControlBill Needed."
As Eccles puts it'.
"This is not a Germany where people are
used to taking orders about prices and dis-
tribution. The fact is that in the civilian
sector of the economy we have every reason
for dropping back on traditionally functional
methods of price control-namely the curb-
ing of consumer purchasing power in adjust-
ment with the output of consumers' goods
and to avoid more totalitarian methods un-
til absolutely necessary."
E CCLES does not mean that Leon Henderson
should not be given price control powers but
that they should apply to a certain area rather
than extend into the whole field of production.
In order to understand the problem it is neces-
sary to consider the inflationary situation which
threatens this country from a broad viewpoint.
Generally speaking the value of national in-
come produced in the United States is now
greater than the consumers goods being pro-
duced because of the products which have been
directed to defense uses. For example, soon the
United States may be producing 100 billion dol-
lars worth of goods and services in,. a year with
perhaps 20 billion dollars being spent on national
defense. Thus there is an excess of cnsumer
purchasing power trying to obtain goods where
shortages exist, and the buyers bid up prices to

spelled like that, not Nrthwestern. Just sheer
carelessness that causes these typos.
It's raot a good idea to abbreviate in a head-
line: Robt. Chas., Prof., Pres., as we had in
several heads today.
MANDEBERG: Get a story on all the broad-
casts of the Northwestern game. Get call letters
of all stations and names of announcers. Get
them somehow, but by all means get it in to-
morrow's paper, page 1.
SALLADE: How about SRA and the Center?
Nothing doing? Find out what Alpha Phi Omega
is and get some sort of a story on it. The Cen-
ter's having movies Sunday night, incidentally.
A cover.
NISHON: Keep up the dorm column work.
Good feature on Language Table.
MANTHO: Do you know anything about the
Hiawatha dlub? If not, fifd out. It might be
worth a feature. If it is, write it.
THATCHER: Get the dope on the Glider
Club for a feature.
BEHRMAN: What's the Slavic Club? See if
you can find out.
SWANDER: A peppermint stick for you if you
can get a feature on the Pulitzer Prize nomina-
tions here at the U of M.
GROSSBERG: Health Service has a shortage
of smoked glasses. See the DOB on this, and
also Doc Forsythe. Ought to make an interesting
short jobbie.-
BAKER: That Prof. Holmes U. lecture. It de-
serves front page play.
MACLEOD: What the hell is the Civic Amateur
Theatre? Find out all about it and tell Papa.
FENSTEMAKER: Put on your best skirt and
wig and get a story on the League of Women
SAPP: Has the Union come to a standstill? ?
MINTZ: Publicity for that 4-program series
of American Comedies by the Art Cinema League.
JENSWOLD: Is that' Student Directory ever
going to come out?
It's important to learn how to ferret out stor-
ies. Look up these things and use your own in
genuity. Love and kisses,
To the Editor:,
emergency statement on foreign policy sent here
by John W. Darr, Union Theologiaa Seminary,
and signed by leading American youth; including
the following:
Clarence Carter, Secretary Treasurer, Young
Men's Council, YMCA, New Haven, Conn.; Webb
Feiser, President, Chapel' Union, University of
Chicago; Maxine McKinley, Young Women's
Christian Association, Union Theological, Semin-
ary, New York; Laurence Sperber, President,
National Council of Law Students, Harvard Uni-
versity; Elizabeth Spofford, Regional Chairman,
Church Legion for Industrial Democracy, New
York;.'Mark Tarail, Executive Director, Young
Men's Hebrew Association, Trenton, New Jersey;
James Ward, Editor, Daily Northwestern, North-
western University."
The emergency statement points out that:
"Millions of brave young men and women un-
hesitatingly offer their blood and lives before
the gates of Moscow to stem the tide of Hitler's
hordes away from Great Britain and the United
States. The very safety of our country, the fu-
ture of our generation and of all humanity, de-
mand that the dike not be broken. The Eastern
Front is America's first line of defense.
"All out aid rushed to this front and unstinted
sacrifice on our part today are the only ways to
avoid enormously greater sacrifices tomorrow
under conditions in which the price of victory
will be greater."
After stressing the need for passing the Lend-
Lease legislation that will apply to all those
countries engaged in the struggle against Hitler-
Ism and for the repeal of the Neutrality Act, the
emergency statement 'concludes with these

"The conclusion is inescapable that Hitler
dared to strip Europe of the armies of occupation
and to throw them against the one "eastern front
only because he has reason to feel secure from
the threat of a two-front war." "All Quiet On
the Western Front" today is aid to Hitler on the
Eastern Front. Britain and America must seize
this golden opportunity to win this war which
Hitler is waging against the world and against
the United States by opening tip nin effective
Western Front while he is locked irfmortal com-
bat with Russia's armies."
- United Students Committee
for the Defeat of Hitlerism
The Cranberry Unmasked
The cranberry has been sailing under false
colors. Innocent-looking as a choir-boy, isn't
he? Well, a news item the other day told the
real truth about the scoundrel. That beaming
countenance, so intimately associated with the
merry but reverential mood of Thanksgiving and
Christmas, masks a sinster influence, the Trust.
At least, a Federal grand jury thinks so, and
it has indicted seven firms and farm coopera-
tives on charges of violating the Sherman Anti-
Trust Act and controlling 70 per cent of the
nation's $7,000,000 yearly business in cranberries.
To find the shadow of monopolv. which some-

ad Q
Robeot S. A n"1
WASHINGTON - That sweeping
housecleaning of officers now
under way in the Army is going right
up to the top.
Nothing is being said about it, but
three of the commanding generals of
our four field armies are slated for
other assignments.
They are Lt.-Gen. Hugh Drum, 62,
CO of the First Army, with head-
quarters in New York (ty; Lt.-Gen.
Ben Lear, 62, CO of the Second Army,
with headquarters in Memphis; and
Lt.-Gen. John L. DeWitt, 61, CO of
the Fourth Army, on the West Coast.
No immediate change is contem-
plated in the command of the Third
Army, headed by tough-jawed Lt.-
Gen. Walter Krueger, 60, with head-
quarters in San Antonio.
AS IN THE CASE of the hundreds
of other officers ousted or shift-
ed, the three lieutenant-generals will
be replaced chiefly on the basis of
their showing in the field maneuvers
this year. Those directed by Drum
are still in progress,nbut there has
been a lot wanting in the caliber of
leadership so far displayed.
The three army commanders will
be succeeded by younger men with
greater tactical ability.
Drum, ear and DeWitt are able or-
ganizers and trainers. Generally they
have ddne a good job in whipping
their new armies of citizen soldiers
into shape.
But the need now is for com-!
manders with outstanding tactical
skill who can lead large armies in the
field. That's the next important re-
quirement of Army training-as the
maneuvers and war games conclu-
sively demonstrated.
Of the four army commanders,'
Krueger displayed the best tactical
skill. Much of this was due to his
brilliant staff, but he As given high
credit for surrounding himself with
such crack assistants. Since the Lou
isiana war games, Krueger has added
another tactial ace to his staff, Lt.-
Col. Al Grunther, as Deputy Chief of
British-French Clash
BRITISH and French forces have
clashed on American soil the last
few days, but news of the encounter
has not leaked out generally.
However, there was nothing secret
about the battle. In fact, it occurred
in broad daylight and was witnessed
by a big crowd.
The clash occurred between men
of the Free French submarine, Sur-
couf, lying in the harbor of Ports-
mouth, N. H., and the crew of two
British submarines in the same har-
bor. Actual scene of the encounter
was the playing fields of the Phillips
Exeter Academy, about fifteen miles
from Portsmouth.
The French wore green shirts, while
the British were dressed in blue.
Length of the encounter was an hour
and a half, divided into two 45-min-
ute halves, with a fifteen-minute in-
In short, the sailors of the French
submarine played a soccer match
with the sailors of the Britih sub-
marines, and the result was a tie,

dmerica First Bolter
prdminent member of the America
First Committee will resign so &i.
He is Louis Taber, aggressive,
white-thatched head of the nation's
largest farm organization, the Na-
tional Grange.
Taberjoined the Committee believ-
ing sincerely in its professed aim of
"keeping the United States out of
war," but now frankly admits he
made a mistake and has been listen-
ing attentively to intimates who have
been urging him to get out.
Though he isn't saying so publicly,
Taber strongly disagrees with Amer-
ica First's stand against aiding Brit-
ain. Also, he is bitterly critical of the
Committee's failure to repudiate the
racial appeals of -ex-Colonel Lind-
Taber acted like anything but an
American Firster when he went to
the White House recently with other
farm leaders to discuss price control
with the President. Taber warmly
praised the President for taking a
strong stand against the dictators
and for aiding Britain, and wound up
by inviting him to be the main speak-
er at the Grange's 75th Anniversary
Convention in Worcester, Mass., next
"It's been eleven years since you
addressed one of our. conventions,
Mr. President," said Taber; "that was
our 1930 meeting in Rochester when
you were governor of New York. We'd
be deeply honored to have you again."
The President warmly thanked Ta-
ber but regretfully begged off, saying


By Lichty

Overnight Growth
Of Soviet Religion..

. .

"Grogan is always first in with a full quota-I suspect he's got
a false bottom in his cart:"


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T SEEMS TO US that an undue
amount of fuss is being raised over
the present Russian attitude toward religion.
The Russian attitude is pretty much the same
as it has been for the last ten years. Why peo-
ple should take it into their heads that as soon
as a country is attacked by Hitler it becomes a
democracy is beyond us.
The very same Poles known for their religious
intolerance before the war suddenly are as-
cribed with democratic principles and receive
our aid accordingly.
Now our aid to the U.S.S.R. But this time we
are a little bit more particular. 'We're tired of
being played for suckers by the "brave, demo-
cratic" Greeks, Serbs, and Poles respectively.
So this time we're going to give religion to the
Russians. Whether they like it or not.
The Russians are at war; they're cooperating
with us. Every day the Soviet office of informa-
tion solemnly assures the American reporters
that there is complete religious freedom in the
U.S.S.R. But that's not enough. We want them
to smile when they say it.
- Harry Levine
The Farmers Have Learned
The State Land Use Planning Committees, by
request of Secretary of Agriculture Wickard, are
preparing programs to guard American farmers
against the inevitable aftermaths of war. At the
close of the last war, farming as a whole was
totally unprepared for adjustments.
Among the far-reaching recommendations of
the Planning Committees are: to meet present
demands by present acreage rather than mush-
room expansion as in the last war; that farm
,rotation schedules shall not be upset except after
careful study; that farmers pool labor and'ex-
change help in rush seasons. Most important
of all is a recommendation from all sections that
agriculture keep itself from inflation because of
temporarily high prices.
Tn the last war, land nrices sky-rocketed with

VOL. LIL No. 21k
Publication in the Daily. Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
Senate Reception: Since no indi-D
vidual invitations are being sent, thisc
is a cordial invitation to all members
of the teaching, administrative, and1
research staff and their wives to beE
present at the Senate Reception tor
new members of the faculties on Tues-
day, November 4, in the ballroom ofE
the Michigan Union at 8:30 p.m. TheD
reception will take place from 8:30r
to 10:00 o'clock, after which there
will be dancing from 10:00 to 12:00.
It is especially hoped that new teach-
ing fellows and instructors may be1
present and the chairmen pf depart-7
ments are asked to be of assistance inf
bringing this about.D
Phillips Scholarships: Freshman
students who presented four unitss
of Latin, with or without Greek, forI
admission to,, the University, and
who are continuing the study ofE
either language, are invited to com-k
pete for the Phillips Classical Schol-
arships. Two scholarships, in the
amount of fity dollars each, will bes
awarded on the basis of an exam-
ination covering the preparatory
work in Latin or in both Latin andt
Greek, as described in the bulletin
on scholarships. Copies of the bullet-
in may be obtained in Room 1, Uni-
versity Hall. The examination will
be held this year in Room2014 Angell
Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 4:00
p.m. Interested students are urged
to leave their names with F. O. Cop-
ley or R. A. Pack, or with the secre-
tary in Room 2030 Angell Hall.
, College of Literature, Science, and
the Arts, A'hools of Education, For-i
estry, Music, and Public Health: Stu-
dents who received marks of I or X
at the close of their last semester or
summer session of attendance will
receive a grade of E in the course or,
courses unless this wor is made up
by October 29. Students wishing an
extension of time beyond this date
in order to make up this work should
file a petition addressed to the ap-
propridte official in their school with
Room 4 U.H. where it will be trans-
Robert L. Williams,
Assistant Registrar
Women Students wishing to attend
the Illinois-Michigan football game
are required to register in the Office
of the Dean' of Women, A letter of
permission from parents must be in
this office not late than Wednesday,
OctoIr 29. If the student does not
go by train, special permission for n-
other mode of travel must be included
in the parent's Metter. Graduate wo-
men are invited toeregister in this
Byrl Fox Bacher,
Assistant Dean of Women
Tick ts for Marriage Relations
Oours' The final sale of tickets for
the Marriage Relations Course, for
both men and women, will be at the
Michigan Union today, 2:00-5:00 and
7:00-9:00 p.m. There will be no tick-
ets sold after this date.
Women participating in League
activities should have their eligibility
cards signed in Miss McCormick's
office before Friday at 5:00 p.m.
Chemistry Colloquim will meet to-
day in Room 303 Chemistry Building
at 4:15 p.m. Dr. Evan C. Horning
will speak on "Synthetic Polymers."

broadcasts beginning Sunday, Octo-
ber 26.
First sopranos: Bear, Brown, Clin-
ton. Edwards, Fritz, Gale, Gould,
James, Martin, Morriso.
Second sopranos: Bailies, Gilman,
Johnson. Kahn, Leininger, McNutt,
Morley, Munger, Porter, Scott, Stan-
First altos: Chaufty, Cox, lCraw-
ford, Pierson, Pollard, Samuel,
Schultz, Schneyer, Smith, Zapotoch-
na, Eldersvelt.
Second altos: Alexander, Ayers,
Baisch, Bostwick, Campbell, Higgins,
McCracken, Meier, Pratt, Rubin, Ya-
Alto-tenors: Schwartz, Stone, Topp.
First tenors: Converso, Faxon, Hol-
land, Matheson, Parthum, Scherdt,
Selond tenors: Boynton, Conti,
Marple, Mount, Pankaskie, Pow~ers,
Baritones: Bender, Breach, Han-
son, Imperi, Kreuter, Kring, Miles,
Ralph Terrell'
Basses: Edgren, Elliott, Evans, Hurd,
Haaxma, Plott, Redfield, Reed, Rob-
bins, Wheeler, Wierengo, lylalpus.
Speech 127: . Professor Brandt's
section will meet tonight at 7 o'clock.
Psychology 31 make-up examina-
tion wil be given tonight, 7:30 to 10
p.m. in Room 1121 Natural Science.
Political Science 52, sections 1 and
2, make-up will be given at 1:30 p.m.
Monday, October 27, in Room 2037
Angell Hall.
Grace Moore will inaugurate the
Sixty-Third Anual Choral Union
Concert Series, tonight at 8:30 o'clock
in Hill Auditorium. She will be
assisted by Isaac vanGrove at the
A limited number of tickets for
individual concert or for the season,
are on sale, up to 5 o'clock today at
the office of the University Musical
Society, Burton Memorial Tower.
After 7 o'clock all remaining tickets
will be on sale at the box office at
the right end of the outer corridor
in Hill Auditorium.
Charles A. Sink, President
'Faculty Concert: John Kollen,
Assistant Professor of Piano in the
School of Music, will present the ini-
tial concert of the Faculty Concert
Series for the current year in Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre, Sunday, Octo-
ber 2, at 4:15 p.m.
The general public is cordially in-
vited. Lja
)Exhibition, College of Architecture
and Design: Sketches and water col-
ors of Bali, by Miss Jane Foster, New
York City. Southwestern Indian pot-
tery from New Mexico and Arizona,
collected by Professor Gores and Mr.
Cole. Textiles recently acquired for
the Interior Design program. Gound
floor corridor cases, Architecture
Building. Open daily 9 to 5, through
October 31. The public is invited.
Exhibition of the winning designs
in a Landscape Exchange Problem in
which students of nine of the'leading
Universities of the country competed.
The exhibit, located in the third floor
corridor of the Architecture Build-
ing, will be on display through Octo-
ber 24. The Architecture Building is
open to the public from 9:00 a.m, to
5:00 p.m. -

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