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Editorial Staff

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0Ravd S.Alled
WASHINGTON-White House advisers have
noticed a significant change in the Presi-
dent during the present period of tenseness with
Japan. It may be the' natural cautiousness of
any man upon whose shoulders rests the major
decision of war. Or equally important,.it may
be the very cautious advice of Admiral Stark,
Chief of Naval Operations.
At any rate, the President, during recent days,
appears to be putting the brakes on any bellicose
talk about the Far East. A year or so ago, he
was just the opposite, completely confident the
Japanese were boxed in, cocksure his Navy would
have 'em on the run in any showdown.
But last week Admiral Stark painted a much
more pessimistic picture, and the -State Depart-
ment, always a bit appeasement-minded, chimed,
in with him.
However, by no means everyone in the Navy
agrees with Admiral Stark. Younger naval offi-
cers counter Stark's argument that the U.S.
Fleet is scattered all over two oceans by pointing
out that the British now have seven big war
units (many' of them. battleships) on the west
coast which could "be rushed into any battle of
the Pacific.
AND to the State Department's argument that
every month of waiting weakens the Japani-
ese through our embargo on raw materials, these
officers point out that every week of the Russian
campaign weakens our chief potential ally in the
Far East even more. .
Finally; the younger group inside the Navy
believes that Navy morale is now at its peak, has
the support of American public opinion, and that
morale will be in'the doldrums if kept waiting
too long. It would be natural to discount the
enthusiasm of the younger officers, if it were not
for the fact that Admiral H. E. Kimme, Com-
mander-in-Chief of the Fleet, and one of the
most important men in the Navy, appears to
agree with them.
Moscow Won't Burn * *
report that the Soviet capital probably will
not burn easily, except for one particular build-
ing. This is the American Embassy. Because
some of the structural materials are inflamma-
ble, the Embassy is expected to burn like a lum-
ber yard, if-it should catch fire.
Furthermore, it is .a white structure standing
out on the square opposite the Kremlin, an easy
mark for bombers. That was one reason most of
the Embassy staff was moved out long ago.
The rest of Moscow, however, will not be easily
destroyed, first because of the city's predom-
inating brick and stone construction; second,
because of the concentric circles of wide avenues
which will prevent fires from spreading.

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Sports Editor
. Assistant 'Sports Editor
. . .Women's Editor
. Assistant Women's Editor
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wise Carpenter . .Women's Advertising
elyn Wright . Women's Business


The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
sta'ff and represent the views of the writers-
hy Spill
American Blood?.
United States has become remark-
ably proficient in the delicate art of giving, all-
tlt aid to Britain and Russia and still remaining
't peace"' with the Axis. Her industry produces
to fill British contracts; her navy patrols the
Atlantic to protect British shipping; and her
oldiers occcupy British positions in strategic
%cel nd. In short the United States has done
everything she can without an outright declar-
tion of war on Germany. She has, in fact, done
everything but declare war on Germany.
But still the British are dissatisfied. "Ameri-
:an blood must be shed if we are to win this
wary" the British press screamed last week. Why?
Does Britain need the strength of a second AEF
hen untold numbers of Canadian troops are in-
ctive in Britain at the present dime? Would
ven the combined forces-of Britain, Russia and
he United States be sufficient to bring about
he total collapse of the Hitler movement before
hbe effects of the war became even more deplor-
ible than those of Hitlerdom? And surely they
dan't believe that formal American entry into
he war would bring about the immediate col-
apse of German morale and consequently an
uprising within Germany to end the war. Why,
hen, should the United States prepare a second
%EF and declare war on Germany?
HERE ARE REASONS, of course. Probably
most potent is the argument that not until
ye have taken that step will the people realize
he gravity of the situation A, d devote all their
nergies to the defeat of Hit erism rather than
,ontinue their "business as usual" attitude. It
s admitted thatthe declaration of war probably
vould have that effect. But at the same time it
1Uust be remembered that putting the country
in a full war-time basis must inevitably result
r the demise of many of the very liberties which
te claim to be fighting for. No war can be con-
lucted without at least a limited censorship of
peech and press, and the conscription of labor
,hd industry would be the obvious step toward
raximum war production. Our question, then,
n whether or ndt we are ready to give up these
hings in order to lessen the chances of a Hitler
Ictory.--For it is doubtful that even U. S. entry
k'o the war would insure Hitler'scomplete
Equally popular at present is the notion that
iess we enter the war and bring about the
omlete defeat of Hitler the German armies
ill 'turn toward the Western Hemisphere should
hey defeat Britain. -The absolute folly of such
n argument can hardly be overemphasized. If
3ermany failed to cross 20 miles of English chan-
el for the invasion of Britain, how ca she hope
ocross two thousand miles of Atlantic ocean
>r the invasion of this hemisphere? Oh, but if
termany defeats Britain she will have the Brit-
h fleet, they argue. And yet Britain, having the
Oitish fleet, was equally unable to cross the
hannel for an invasion of the continent. How,
ien, do those fearing a German invasion of our
emisphere propose that she accomplish the
qO, THE REASONS for formal American entry
into the war and a second AEF are hardly
rmidable enough to warrant great considera-
Dn and there are so many reasons for our try-
g. to keep peace, in particular the proven fact
at a war is always lost never won. Increased

Ticket Situation Criticized.. ..
To the Editor:
Mr. Hendel's article in today's Daily was very
nicely written, but thinly veneered. We did not
get good seats; but feel that the blame does not
lie -where you place it. With your permission
(and Mr. Tillotson's) we should'like to rearrange
and make some additions to your reasons for
the shortage of tickets. Listed briefly and in the
order of their importance, they are:
1-Alloting choice seats to groups not con-
nected with the University in any way.
2-Alloting choice seats to homecoming
alumni and stadium bond-holders.
3-Professional scalpers.
4-Poor system of student ticket allocation.
5-Student scalpers.
In connection with the first reason we feel it
is unfair to reserve choice blocs of seats for
some group or club that only wants to attend
one game a year, and then only if Michigan has
a good team. When we have a bad year, this is
the first group that withdraws its support.
k4SFOR reserving good seats for the home-
coming alumni that is also a waste of tickets.
The great majority of grads seem to look upon
football games as an excuse to indulge in a wild
drinking orgy that should be condoned by the
students and townspeople because they are the
honorable grads of this institution. They, not
the students, give our University the unfavorable
publicity about the liquor consumed on Satur-
days. The fact that the bondholders demand
good seats shows that they are short-sighted.
They appropriate the seats that would com-
mand the best prices and then wonder why the,
athletic plant doesn't earn more money.
As far as the professional scalpers are con-
cerned, we feel they should be run out of town
at the earliest 'possible convenience of the au-
Our next reason for this shortage of tickets
could be remedied very easily. Many schools
have one section for their students which is re-
served every year for all the games. Grouping
the students in this way unifies the school and
assures a real cheering section for every game.
One section could be reserved for seniors and
juniors, and one for sophomores and freshmen.
Admittance would be by identification card only.
Students would be allowed the opportunity to
buy two additional seats in this section up until
the Wednesday preceding the game after which
time they could be placed on public sale. Tickets
sold to students would bear a special stamp and
the holders of these tickets would be admitted
to the stadium only when accompanied by a
student. In addition, we feel that seats in such
sections as 28 through 31 should be sold at a
reduced price because they are not as good as
end zone seats which sell for $1.65.
W E HOLD NO BRIEF for the student scalpers,
but we do not feel it is fair to list them as'
the number one reason for this ticket shortage.
After all, the University capitalizes on the foot-
ball games in numerous ways, the restaurants
and stores reap extra profits on Saturdays due
to the influx of people, the taxi companies see
fit to charge exorbitants prices, and the towns-
people cash in on the games by selling parking
space in their yards. Why then does Mr. Tillot-
son place the student who realizes a small profit
on a couple of tickets on a, pedestal for the world
to cry "shame" at him. We do not think this
approaches fair play in the least. Some day the
student body will get tired of playing the goat
and this whole unsavory mess will be exposed.
In conclusion we wish to say that any student
who can scalp those Section Thirty tickets
(which are so willingly sold to the students) for
a profit of even twenty-five cents is a super
salesman and should be placed on the Ticket
Office payroll. We will bet no one down there
could sell them at a discount even.
Thinke it over Mr. Hendel. Who do you thiny
is to blame? - A disgusted group of West
Quadrangle students
P.S. Bring your ear trumpet so we can hear

the band. Aren't those portable radios a blessing
answer . .
UPON RECEIPT of this letter I asked Mr.,
Tillotson for his views on the charges made,
and the following were the answers he accorded.
(1) There were no choice seats distributed to
groups not connected with the University in
any way.
(2) The homecoming alumni were given seats
in the order of their application, and the ap-
plications have been in since the announcement
of the team schedule. Furthermore the alumni
complain that the students are allotted the
choice seats.
(3) -Stadium bondholders are entitled to two
seats between the 30 yard markers for each
bond, according to the agreement under which
the Stadium was financed. They must be given
these seats on demand.
(4) The 'suggested system of student ticket
allocation would be impossible to work because
of outside groups which are entitled to seats.
For example, the Ohio State student body has
one half of the east stand reserved for the
Buckeye contest.
(5) There is no justification for student ticket
scalping. People owning lots near the Stadium
are perfectly within their rights in converting
these into parking lots on days of football
games. The restaurants and cab companies do
not make money illegally as a result of the
crowds, whereas ticket scalping is an illegal
I should like to ask the authors of this letter
if thp ) r"i f ixrthefo , kQ "0nr ... nt. . rn

Before a capacity crowd in Hill
Auditorium last night, Miss Grace
Moore opened the 63rd annual Choral
Union Series. Miss Moore, with ac-
companist Isaac Van Grove at the
piano, opened her program with a
group of four songs from Shake-
speare, each set by a different com-
poser. Then followed four songs in
French, "Phydele" by Duparc,"Ouvre
ton Coeur" from Bizet's opera "Car-
men," a vocal setting of Arensky's
"Waltz", and "Toi Seul" by Tschai-
kowsky. In reponse to applause, Miss
Mpore offered as an encore "Mi Chi-
amo Mimi" from Puccini's opera "La
Following intermission, Mr. Van
Grove appeared for a brief piano re-
cital offering "La Maja y el ruisenor"
from "Goyescas"' by Granados, the
"Danse Apache" from Wolf-Ferrari's
"Jewels of theMadonna" in his own
arrangement, and as an encore a
"Dance" by Debussy.
Miss Moore then reappeared to
conclude the program with "Spring
Voices" by Roger Quilter (Dedicated
to Miss Moore), "Tus ojos negros" by
the Spanish composer DeFalla, "My
Curly-Headed Babbie" by Clutsam,
"Serenade" by the American John
Alden Carpenter, and as a grand fi-
nale, "Un bel di" from Puccini's
"Madame Butterfly." As encores,
Miss Moore added two well-worn, but
apparently still popular, songs from
her own repertoire, "Ciribiribin" and
"One Night of Love," the latter,-oh
yes, from the picture of the same
From an artist of Miss Moore's
alleged standing, I received a very
bitter disappointment. I have never
heard any singer show such obvious
disregard toward the technics of
phrasing, enunciation, and intona-
tion. Matters of such kind should
be second nature to any musician
Interpretation is all that could be
argued in the case of a truly fine
In songs of continually shifting key
level, Miss Moore proved she was
utterly unable to cope with problems
of intonation. In songs of the simpler
type such as Quilter's "Come Away,
Death!" the fault was noticeable:
Enunciation was 'another item that
could not be overlooked. Whether
it was the fault of the room (and
this I doubt) or the occasionally too-
loud accompaniment I cannot say.
But the result was not a happy one.
Another of Miss Moore's tenden-
cies was in matter of glissandos from
low notes to a high one, on vowel
sounds. For example she would start
an "ooo" sound and sweep it up-
ward in a most disquieting manner
,all the time sacrificing beauty of
vocal line for effect.
The highlight of thee program, with-
out a doubt, was Miss Moore's ver-
sion of "My Curly Headed Babbie."
In this she demonstrated that she
was papable of singing' songs of the
very light nature to every one's sat-
isfaction. The intonation was good,
the phrasing adequate, and her man-
ner of expression graceful. It was
confections of this sort that best
suited Miss Moore's ability, things
that did not tax a faulty vocal tech-
-J. J. Houdek
Purge In Army.t..
From Washington comes a dispatch
telling of "many" officers, ranging
from Second Lieutenants to Major
Generals, being relieved of their com-
mands as an aftermath of the Louis-
iana war games. "Numerous" others
are slated to go in what, it is indi-
cated, will be the most drastic of
shakeups in our army's history.,
Even those Congressmen who have
protected their pets in the past will
be hard put to find anything unfair
about gauging the competency or in-
competency of an officer by his

handling of troops in the field. Cer-
tainly, if an officer can't come up to
scratch under simulated war condi-
tions, there is every reason to believe
he would make a worse showing in
actual combat. He should go.
If a business house loads itself
down with incompetent executives,
it gets hardening of the arteries and
starts on the road to bankruptcy.
But in an army, this bankruptcy is
delayed until war comes. Then the
ones who pay are not the incompe-
tent officers sotmuch as the men in
the ranks and the nation.
In the first year of the first World
War, Marshal Joffre sent 138 gen-
erals to the boneyard. Military men
have pointed out that, if the French
had done some discarding in the
present war, they would have made
a better showing against the Ger-
mans than they did.
It is axiomatic that an army should
purge itself to some degree in pre-
paring for war. Authoritative mili-
tary writers in this country have said
that our army needs a good purge.
Hanson Baldwin, the New York
Times military expert, writes that
"especially general officers and colo-
nels must be weeded out, it is held,
if we are to have a battle-worthy
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COLUMNS of yesterday's Daily was
a proposal for preventing inflation without re-
sorting to an over-all price ceiling. Suggested.
by Marriner S. Eccles, chairman of the Board
of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, it
calls for an intelligent taxation program, reduc-
tion of buying power by the sale of government
bonds and stamps, granting of authority to the
Reserve System to deal with excess bank reserves
and curtailment of installment buying. It is
admittedly an appeal to "traditionally functional
methods of price control."
Both Eccles and Edmund J. Grossberg, who
ably presentedl the plan in the Daily, represent
examples of the "business as usual" type of
thinking. They fail to realize that the United
States is no longer operating under normal,
peace-time conditions. The nation is geared to
total defense. The threat of inflation must be
met by prompt decisive action. Prices are con-
stantly on the rise. Mr. Grossberg's allegation
that the price increase is caused by an excess
of consumer purchasing power with a correspond-
ing shortage of goods is/an exaggeration. Un-
doubtedly it is true in the case of luxury goods.
But it does not explain the rise in the prices of
plentiful foodstuffs and other basic commodities.
Voluntary savings and some prohibitive meas-
ures, like those suggested by Eccles, may solve
the luxury price increase, but they won't stop
the price increase for basic goods. There is also
the problem of the unwarranted increase in
FURTHERMORE, the accusation that an over-
all price fixing auth rity is undemocratic is
a complete misrepresentation of the facts. Demo-
cracy looks to the well-being of the people. While
price fixing is regimentation, it is far preferable
to a war-time economy that threatens inflation
and the resulting complete disruption of the
national economy. The American people face
a choice between preserving a small part of the
democratic principle of free enterprise or ,risk-
ing the collapse of the whole economic order
which would hamper the war effort and damage
civilian morale. Even more convincing is the
fact that the Dominion of Canada, one of the
most democratic of democratic nations, last week
put into effect sweeping price and wage con-
trol regulations.
Certainly no one can doubt the need for price
control. Barnard M. Baruch has long advocated
it, and the administration's price-control bill
now before Congress is an attempt to meet the
need. It should even go further and provide
for control of rents. Wag econtrol will not he

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for J-Hop and Soph Prom are re-
minded that they must be interviewed
by the Judiciary Committee in the
Undergraduate Office of the League
today, between 4:15 and 5:30 p.m.
Academic Notices
Botany 1 final examination for stu-
dents who were unavoidably absent
from the regular examination in June
will be given Tuesday, October 28, at
7:00 p.m. in Room 2033 NS.
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.
Concer ts
Faculty Concert: John Kollen,
Assistant Professor of Piano in the
School of Mqsic, will present the ini-
tial concert of the Faculty Concert
Series for the current year in Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre, Sunday, Octo-
ber 26, at 4:15 p.m.
The general public is cordially in-
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. Ground
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.
T 'r
University Lecture: Professor El-
wood C. Zimmerman, of the Univer-
sity of Hawaii, will lecture on the sub-
ject, "A Scientist's Expedition to
Southeastern Polynesia" (illustrated
with slides), under auspices of the
Museum of Zoology, at 4:15 p.m. on
Tuesday, October 28, in the Rackham
Amphitheatre. The public is cordial-
ly invited.
L'ecture: Professor Joe Davis will
speak on "The Development of a Na-
tional Literature" Sunday evening,
October 26, at 7:30 in the series of
Sunday evening programs at the In-
ternational Center. This lecture
which will introduce and initiate a
seminar to be offered at the Center
during the rest of the semester on
"Certain Aspects of American Cul-
ture," will follow the regular Sunday
supper and social hour. Open to any-
one interested.
A.A.U.W. Current Event Series
presented by Professor Preston Slos-
son today at 4:15 p.m. in the Rack-
ham Lecture Hall.:' Season tickets for
sale at the door.
Events Today
La Sociedad Hispanica will meet at
7:30 tonight in the Michigan League.
New and old members are requested
to be present. See Bulletin for room

Libby Mahlman (2-4471). Please note
change of meeting place.
Social Service Seminar: Students
interested in volunteer social work or
studying social problems in Ann
Arbor are invited to the first meeting
of the Social Service Seminar, spon-
sored by the Student Religious Asso-
ciation, at Lane Hall tonight at 7:30.
Seminar in Jewish-Gentile Rela-
tions: Three students from the West
Coast, speakers for the National Con-
ference of Christians and Jews, Will
lead a discussion on anti-Semitism in
the United States at the first meeting
of the Seminar in Jewish-Gentile Re-
lations, sponsored by the Student Re-
ligious Association, at Lane Hall to-
day at 4:15 p.m.
Women's Glee Club rehearsal to-
night at 7:00 in the Michigan League.
All altos.
International Center Tea will be
held this afternoon, 4:00-6:00. Any-
one interested is invited.,
The Ann Arbor Independents will
meet tonight at 7:00 in the League.
, Mimes meeting tonight at 7:30 at
the Union. The room number will be
posted on the Bulletin Board. ;
Meetings Af the Merit System Com-
mittee today at 5:00 p.m. in the
League. If unable to attend, please
call Peg Polumbaum at 2-2591.
Modern Dance Club: Meeting to-
night'at 7:30 in Barbour Gymnasium.
Men and women invited to partici-
Women's Archery Club will meet
today at 4:15 p.m. in the Women's
Athletic Building. Bring your own
arrows; other equipment is available
under the usual arrangement.
Hillel players will meet tonight at
7:45 at the Foundation. Guest speak-
er will be Mr. David Owen, radio
droadcasting' instructor and nation-
ally known character actor. Every-
one interested is invited.
House Committee: There will be a
mass meeting for all women who are
interested in working on the House
Committee of the Michigan League
today at 5:00 p.m. in the League.
This committee also includes the edit-
ing of the League magazine which is
published monthly. If you are inter-
ested but are unable to attend this
meeting, please call Dorothy Merki
at 2-5618.
Coming Events
The Research Club will meet in-
the Rackham Amphitheatre on Wed-
nesday, October 29 at 8:00 p.m. The
papers to be read are: "The Transi-
tion from Neutrality to Non-belliger-
ency in American Foreign Policy"
by Professor Lawrence Preuss, and
"Praise and Dispraise in the Ancient
and Modern Folklore of Mediterran-
ean Countries" by -rofessor Eugene
S. McCartney.
German Club: There will be a pic-
nic Fridayafternoon, October 24, for
members and other students inter-
ested in German. Meet at 5:30 p.m.
in front of the Rackham Building
and walk' to the Island. Please sign
on the Department bulletin board in
South Wing or Upiversity Hall by Fri-
day noon.
Suomi Club: All persons interested

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