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BEDF. Demand.
Sounds Strange Here

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England and in America, come de-
miands for a British invasion of the continent.
Jt is felt that attacking the continent would be
the best thing for Britain to do now, while the
main strength of the Nazi war machine is en-
gaged in a bitter life and death struggle with the
It is claimed that Germany is now weak in
the west, and that such an invasion would force
the Nazis to divide their forces and perhaps be
defeated on both the eastern and western fronts,
or not being optimistic, making the aid thus
given to the Soviets well worth the cost in lives
and materiel. Even more than this, it is claimed
that the enslaved peoples of occupied Europe are
straining at the leash, waiting only for the op-
portunity of giving their lives to rid Europe of
the Nazi yoke.
ILL THIS is probably true. Ah invasion of
the continent, an effective one, might be the
answer to the present military crisis, but it is
hard to see on what military knowledge the
many civilian proponents of the adventure base
their demands. True, an invading force prop-
erly equipped and supported, and with good
leadership, might win the war. But who, out-
side of the British high command, is in a posi-
tion to know if such an invasion is at all prac-
"England will fight to the last Frenchman"
was the phrase hurled by German loudspeakers
across the Rhine to French troops before the
fall of France, and today this statement might
very well be applied to us. Who are we to demand
that the British make an effort which their
own generals may regard as suicidal, and as
injurious in the long run, to the cause for
which we all are fighting.
TMAY BE that the British are even now se-
cretly preparing for an invasion, but it is
definitely out of place for the people of the
United States to ask Britain, who certainly can-
not be accused of not wanting to defeat Nazi
Germany, to throw herself onto an inhospitable
European shore at a time when she is not mili-
tarily prepared for such it venture.
-Herbert Edelhertz
NewYork Times Pays
Tribute To U. Of M.
The College of Literature, Science and the Arts
was established at Ann Arbor in 1841. Thence
has grown the assemblage of thirteen or so col-
leges and schools that compose the University of
Michigan, first of those remarkable American
State institutions to become in the full sense a
university. Few creations of the democratic
spirit are more impressive; and Michigan ranks
with the best of a famous race.
The State of Michigan was but four years old.
America was waiting for Mr. Dickens' observa-
tigns. It is hard for the imagination to follow
the span of a century that runs from the sparse-
ly settled rude frontier to the splendors and
rarities of the Clements Library, the Shake-
speare, the Goethe, the Carlyle collections, the
Greek papyri, the Arabic and Persian manu-
scripts and the rich collections of the various
sciences. The piety of graduates and friends has

Join The Fight Now ...
To Mr. Haufler:
CAN SYMPATHISE with the mood in which
you wrote your letter in yesterday's Daily.
But it would be better for all concerned if you
turned your mind to the main issues: (1) If the
Nazis control the Eastern Hemisphere (as they
will if Britain and Russia are defeated), will
they attempt to control North America? (2) Will
they be able to make such an attempt with a
probability of success? (3) Has the United States
a moral obligation to take part in the war against
the Nazis?
If the Nazis defeat the British and the
Russians, they will not only wish to, they
will be compelled to struggle for the con-
trol of the Western Hemisphere. This is
true because of the nature of the Nazi sys-
tem. The Nazi production machine is gear-
ed to war. Its incentives derive from the
compulsions of war, its manageg(ent is cent-
ered in the military establishment. It can-
not produce for a consumption goods econo-
my without a political and economic revolu-
tion. Goering will permit no revolution in
a victorious Germany. The Nazi psychology
cannot turn from conquest. The militarism
of the army officers and the Storm Troopers
is a way of life, an ethical ideal, deeply
ingrained in the men who control Germany.
They despise peace; they love war for its
own sake. An army indoctrinated with Nazi
ideals literally could not settle down to of-
fice, factory, and farm work after the glory
of conquest and the pleasures of looting.
This psychological fact cannot be measured
precisely, but no competent authority on
Germany would deny it. The political power
of the Nazis in Germany itself depends on
war. They cannot disband their armies.
There is no place for the Nazi soldier in the
civilian order of Germany. The Nazis will
never risk the unrest and unemployment
which would threaten their own security if
they tried to demilitarize the Army. More
important, both civilians and soldiers have
been led to believe that victory will solve
their economic troubles. It will not,. and
Hitler will be forced to look for a new enemy
to serve as a scapegoat and to scare Ger-
many into unity behind him. A tyrant must
wage war to keep himself in power.
Not only would the nature of the Nazi system
compel Hitler to fight new wars; the Nazis would
want it anyway. The doctrine of the Herrenvolk
(the master 'people) is not mere rant; it is the
guiding principle of the Nazis. Their own state-
ments, their songs, their deeds prove this. Ideo-
logically the Nazi revolution is a world revolu-
tion designed to sweep America as well as the
rest of the globe into the Nazi system. This is
a fact. Why not face it?
THE NAZIS would try to gain control of the
Western Hemisphere. Could they? We need
anticipate no direct military invasion in the near
future. But the weapons of total war are not con-
fined to guns. The fifth column is already at
work softening us up. Robert McCormick has
convinced a lot of Republicans that Roosevelt
is worse than Hitler. Lindberg is trying to con-
vince us that the Jews are plotting to get us
into war. Father Coughlin wants us to believe
that that British are a greater menace to us than
the Nazis. According to Louis Adamic, Nazi
agents (America citizens always) are hard at
work +stirring up hatred between the various
national groups in this country and toward the
Jews. The aim is to paralyze the national will,
and to some extent it has succeeded: witness the
vote on the draft extension bill. As taxes go
up, the rich will hate Rosevelt more. As prices
go up, the poor will hate Hitler less. As the de-
fense program cuts into the comforts of the
middle class, it will listen to McCormick and
Lindberg with more receptive ears. It is easy
to imagine that Hitler is a long way off. As
Goebbels says, "Nothing will be easier than to
produce a bloody revolution in America. No other
country has so many social and racial tensions."
With such an internal situation, we will be
confronted by a victorious Germany, armed be-
yond our capacity to arm. The Eastern Hemis-
phere has more men and more raw materials to
make armaments than we. The Nazis have com-

petent technicians. Lindberg's proposal that we
should arm ourselves so thoroughly that no one
will dare attack as would be impossible after a
Nazi victory. The total productive capacity of
the Eastern Hemisphere is greater than ours
today (counting in Japan and Russia of course),
and is potentially far greater. Conversely, we
will be cut off from the very strategic materials
which Hitler still lacks but will then possess in
abundance. Under these circumstances, how long
should the draft period be, Haufler, and what
would you think about the 40 hour week?
The real danger to America consists of
the combination of internal dissension, in-
ternal pro-Nazi groups, the pressure of Nazi
armaments rather than their actual use,
Nazi control of the seas, Nazi control of South
America, and Nazi use of Japanese and
Siberian airports and naval bases. This is
the set-up we face if the Nazis win. In such
a situation it is probable that an invasion
could succeed. It is more probable that it
would be unneccessary. What we have to
fear more than Nazi invasion is subjection
to Nazi influence. And once that influence
becomes dominant, America will exist no
more as the land of the free. The man who
to the university than the university to the State.

Little Patience Left .. .
To the Editor:
have taken more than their share of recrim-
ination for the letter urging "total war" on
Hitlerism. As one of the 200 or more local
signers, I claim membership in 'that "all-too-
clever intelligentsia" that, in the mind of Mr.
Hervie Haufler, is pushing our helpless and
apathetic people into war.
Mr. Haufler's letter in Saturday's Daily does
not deserve serious discussion for its own sake.
for he nowhere descends to the level of reasoned
argument. He uses instead the method of lofty
cynicism, coupled with personal aspersion. This
method formerly characterized The Daily under
Mr. Haufler's leadership. Fortunately it is no
longer in vogue, as more and more people have
come to see that the issues before us cannot be
solved by mere expressions of distrust, suspicion,
and dislike.
THE WORLD is moving fast, and American
opinion is moving with it. It is easy, and to
some it may be comfortable, to attribute this to
a diabolically clever minority, who do the bid-
ding of the "rulers" of our society. In fact the
"rulers" (if by this is meant our business lead-
ers) have on the whole lagged behind the rest
of the population, through their reluctance to
sacrifice the profits of peace-time enterprise. Nor
has this clever minority, "the unpaid agents"
of Winston Churchill, quite the influence for
which Mr. Haufler and others give it credit. The
American people, alive, articulate, and informed
as never before, are slowly rousing themselves to
the crisis that confronts mankind. They are
listening to many voices and are themselves en-
gaged in a great debate. It is fortunate that they
have little patience left for those who can con-
tribute only a corrosive cynicism and an all-per-
vading distrust.
-John P. Dawson
WASHINGTON-Biggest backstage decision
the Administration has had to make-next
to appeasement of Japan-has been the resolve
to put all its supply eggs in one basket and con-
centrate thousands of tons of tanks, airplanes,
trucks and aviation gasoline at the Arctic port
of Archangel.
Thiswas a very hazardous decision, and was
made only after considerable debate inside the
army and navy, where some officers argued that
Archangel could not be kept free of ice all winter;
that the Nazis would be able to take the railroad
leading to Archangel; and that priceless U. S.
supplies might be captured in the same way the
Eiritish lost their mechanized equipment at
Major reason for finally deciding on the Arch-
angel route was not fear of the Japanese at
Vladivostok, but two other factors:
(1) The long, long haul, not only 5,000 miles
across the Pacific, but 5,000 more miles across
the Trans-Siberian.
(2) The fact that the Russians were deter-
mined to put up an all-out, last-ditch stand at
the Volga River, and convinced Averell Harri-
man's military advisers they could do it.
World Watches Archangel
focused this winter on Archangel and the
battle of the Nazis to cut this American life-line
to the Russian Army. Here are some of the
factors influencing that battle.
First is ice. After January 2, the port of Arch-
angel and the White Sea are frozen solid. In
1918, when American troops spent a dreary win-
ter at Archangel, British ice-breakers were un-
able to keep the ice open. But though the Rus-
sians say they now have big modern ice-breakers
which can do the trick, U. S. experts still have

their fingers crossed.
A modern ice-breaker has no trouble cutting
through a frozen mass a couple of feet thick,
But when it gets to be seven feet thick, the ice-
breaker usually slides out on top of the ice and
sometimes gets stuck. Furthermore, the wind
and tides drift the ice after it is broken, so it
piles up in great vertical cakes seven and eight
feet high.
Finally the most difficult part of the Arch-
angel route is through the neck of the White Sea,
a narrow strip only fifty miles wide where the
land juts out under the water, making the chan-
nel even narrower.
says he will not fight until America is in-
vaded by armed forces has sold his birth-
right already.
BRITAIN AND RUSSIA are fighting out fight.
They are fighting their own fight, of course
but since we will suffer if they lose, it is our
fight too. It is not moral to stand by while others
do our work. It was immoral for the French and
British to sell out the Czechs. They have paid
dearly and will pay more dearly still for that. If
we do the same, we will reap our reward. You
regard interventionists bloody-minded war-mon-
gers. But if you had the courage to face the
facts. you would see that the course you advo-

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VOL. LII. No. 26
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
College of Literature, Science, and
the Arts, Schools of Education, For-
estry, Music, and Public Health: Stu-
dents who received marks of I or X
at the close pf their last semester or
summer session of attendance will
receive a grade of E in the course or
courses unless this work 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-
propriate official in their school with
Room 4 U.H. where it will be trans-
Robert L. Williams,
Assistant Registrar
Faculty of the College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts: The five-week
freshman reports will be due Novem-
ber 1 in the Office of the Academic
Counselors, 108 Mason Hall.
Arthur Van Duren,
Chairman, Academic Counselors
Graduate Students and Faculty:
A periodical room has been estab-
lished in the East Alcove of the Study
Hall in the Rackham Building. Ap-
proximately 40 current magazines are
available. Your cooperation in mak-
ing use of this collection is necessary
to assure its continuance.
Women Students wishing to attend
the Illinois-Michigan footlfall 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 later than Wednesday,
October 29. If the student does not
go by train, special permission for an-!
other mode of travel must be included
in the parent's letter. Graduate wo-
men are invited to register in this
Byrl Fox Bacher,
Assistant Dean of Women
Academic Notices
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
be held in Room 319, West Medical
Building tonight at 7:30. "The Di-
gestion and Absorption of Fat" will
be discussed. All interested are in-
Seminar in Physical Chemistry
will meet on Wednesday, October 29,
in room 410 Chemistry Building at
4:15 p.m. Topic: Discussion on solu-
bility of inorganic salts in water and
organic solvents initiated by Profes-
sors H. H. Willard and K. Fajans.
English 211b: Renaissance Pro-
Seminar will meet on Thursday, 3:00-
5:00, instead of Tuesday for this
week. Students are urged to attend
the Panofsky lecture Wednesday eve-
N. E. Nelson
Organ Recital: Palmer Christian,
University Organist, announces the
Bigger Pops
The United States Department of
Agriculture in conjunction with Pur-
due University announces a new and
improved popcorn. It has resulted
from hybridizing certain strains of
older varieties. The new popcorn has
a bigger pop. That is good. It's pleas-
ant to hear the pop as one shakes
the heating kernels to and fro. We

opening of
p.m. The
mentary to

the season's Wednesday
Organ Recitals in Hill
on October 29 at 4:15
programs are compli-
the general public.

University Symphony Orchestra:
The public is cordially invited to at-
tend a concert to be presented by the
University Symphony Orchestra, Thor
Johnson, Conductor, on Sunday,
November 2, at 4:15 p.m. in Hill
Auditorium. The program, as ar-
ranged by Mr. Johnson, will include
compositions of Haydn, Rabaud and
* Exhibitions
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.
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. to-
day in the Rackham Amphitheatre.
The public is cordially invited.
University Lecture: Dr. Erwin Pa-
nofsky of the Institute for Advanced
Study at Princeton, will lecture on
the subject, "Durer's Melancholia-
the Conception of Melancholia in the
Renaissance," under the auspices of
the Department of Fine Arts, on
Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 4:15 p.m. in
the Rackham Lecture Hall. The pub-
lic is cordially invited.
Professor Preston Slosson will
speak on "The Future of the West-
ern Slavs" in the Rackham Amphi-
theater tonight at 8:00 under the
sponsorship of the Slavic Society.
Following the lecture, an informal
reception will be given in the West
Conference Room during "which re-
freshments will be served.
Events Today
Botanical Journal Club will meet
tonight at 7:30 in Room N.S. 1139.
Reports by, Gretchen Beardsley, "Nu-
trition of the crown gall bacterium"
n Cobbe, "Micromonospora in lake
muds;" Ruth Chou, "Bacterial con-
tamination of seeds;" Rosamond
Griggs, "The structure of bacteria as
revealed by the electron micro-
The Tuesday evenig concert of
recorded music in the Men's Lounge
of the Rackham Building at 8:00 pm.
will feature the following program:
Brahms' Double Concerto in A min-
or; DeFalla, Nights in the Gardens of
Spain; Hayden, Quartet in D Ma-
Religious Music Seminar: "Medie-
val Mass and the Development of
Polyphonic Music" will be the subject
of the Religious Music Seminar meet-
ing in Lane Hall this afternoon at
4:15. The seminar is conducted by
Mr. Leonard Gregory of the Univer-
sity School of Music and is open to
any students. The lecture is illus-
trated by recordings from the Stu-
dent Religious Association record col-

"He said the sweetest words that any woman can hear--he
said, 'my dear, you're a very nervous woman!'"

By Lichty

League. All sopranos come at 4:00
p.m. Al altos come at 500. m.
Michigan Union Opera try-outs
sign up for appointments in the Union
Lobby this afternoon from 2:00 to
5:30 p.m.
All independent girls interested in
working on Assembly Banquet com-
mittees come to mass meeting today
at 4:00 p.m. in the Grand Rapids
Room of the League. Bring eligibility
cards. Committee work begins today.
JGP Central Committee meeting
today in the League at 4:30 p.m.
Theatre Arts art committee will
meet today at 5:00 p.m. in the League.
League Dancing Classes: The
League Dancing Classes will be post-
poned until next Tuesday because
of Varsity Night.
Members of the Finance Committee
of Soph Cabaret: There will be a
meeting today at 5:00 p.m. in the
League. Will the committee mem-
bers please bring their signed eligibil-
ity cards,
Mimes Meeting at 7:15 tonight at
the Union. The room number will
be posted.
Christian Science Organization will
meet tonight at 8:15 in the chapel
of the Michigan League.
Michigan Dames: Wives of in-
ternes and married students will
have their first general meeting in
the Rackham Building tonight at
8:00. Tea will be served after the
The Council of Social Agencies and
the Social Service Seminar will meet
tonight at 7:30 in the Kellogg Audi-
Karl Marx Society: Henry Win-
ston, Negro youth leader, will speak
on "One Enemy, One War, One
Issue" torfight at 8:00 p.m. in Room
D, Haven Hall. Admission free.
Coming Events
Anatomy Research Club will meet
on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 4:30 p.m.
in Room 2501 East Medical Bldg.
Dr. R. J. Porter will present a
paper entitled, "Studies on a New
Phase in the Cycle of Avian Malaria."
Tea will be served in Room3502 from
4:00 to 4:30 p.m. Anyone interested
is invited.
American Institute of Electrical
Engineers on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at
8:00 p.m. in the Union will present
Prof. C. B. Gordy of the Mechanical
Engineering Department, whose talk
will be "Methods-Improvement or
Work Simplication." This will be a
talk devoted to a study of material
movement and worker movement
from the standpoint of elimination
of needless effort and of making jobs
easier to do.
If you have not yet joined the
A.I.E.E., now is a chance to do so.
"Le Cercle Francais" of the Uni-
versity of Michigan will meet on
Wednesday, October 29, at 8:00 p.m.,
at the Michigan League. All students
who speak French, or who have had
a. minimum of one year of cllege
French, or the equivalent, and all
members of the University faculty
interested in French are cordially
invited. Professors Keniston and
Talamon, of the Department of Ro-
mance Languages, are to address the
members of the club; Professor Ko-
ella, of the French Department, will
speak on "France Today"; and Pro-
fessor Hackett, of the School of Mu'-
sic, will sing French songs. Refresh-
International Center: Beside the
regular language service classes, and
the Thursday tea the International
Center announces for the week:

Tonight: 7:30. Organization meet-
ing of the Round Table on "Aspects
of American Culture."
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7:30 to 9:00:
Program of Recorded Music, consist-
ing of the following: Liszt, Les Pre-
ludes; Strauss' "Till Eulenspiegel;
and Brahms' Concerto in B Major
for Violin and Orchestra.
9:00. German Round Table.
Friday, October 31, 8:00 to 11:00:
Hallowe'en Party.
8:00. French Round Table.
Sigma Rho Tau will hold its Or-
ganization Meeting at 7:30 Wednes-
day night in the Union, instead of
tonight as had been annotinced. The
change in schedule was necessitated
by the conflict with the Varsity Night
program and will be effective this
week only.
ROTC Rifle Team members, try-
outs and freshmen: There will be a
team meeting in ROTC Building at
5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29.
German Round Table: There will
be a meeting of the German Round
Table Wednesday evening at 9
o'clock in Room 23 of the Interna-
tional Center.
Beta Kappa Rho, organization for
working girls, will meet on Wednes-
day, November 29, at 8:00 p.m. at
the League, to discuss semester plans.
All girls who are wholly or partially
self-supporting are invited to attend,
The Faculty Women's Club will

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