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_______________________THE MICHIGAN DAILY SUND AY, iOV

'EMBER Z, 1911

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Increase Social Security
To Curb Inflation . . .
ECRETARY of the Treasury Henry
Morgenthau took another step for-
ward to curb the inflationar trend of prices
when he called for a quick increase in Social
Security taxes last Thursday.
Morgenthau's proposal is based on the theory
that prices are rising because more money is in
the pockets of the public than there are con-
sumer goods available with the consequent bid-
ding up of prices.
The Social Security tax is part of a broader
plan to rake the excess purchasing, power off
the market while national defense production
creates shortages in the regular consumption
field and at the same time raises the national
income.
The plan as outlined by Marriner Eccles,
chairman of the Board of Governors of the
Federal Reserve System, includes limited price
control operations 4n the fields directly infiu-
enced by defense requirements, direct# taxation
of most individual incomes; curtailment of in-
stallment buying, raising the requirements on
bank reserve ratios, and sale of bonds and de-
fense stamps.
(NE QF THE ADVANTAGES of the Social Se-
curity -tax, aside from revenue and curtail-
ment of buying, is the storing up of purchasing
poweruntil some future date when it is needed
more than in the present boom period. This
same feature is particularly, applicable to-the
taxing and bond. selling parts of the plan.
The taxes will help fiance the war and will
also allow the government to 'uild a reserve
for the large public works program which will
go into effect immedately after the defense de-
mand and thus cushion the blow to our eco-
homic system.
Sale of government bonds and savings stamps
is an ideal way to store up buying power until
after the war when its value in creating in-
vestment funds and relieving the economic strain
will be immeasurable.
The Social Security tax is not expected to cut
down on the amount of saving now being done
which is a special advantage that cannot be
found in other taxes. More direct taxes instead
of cutting buying power sometimes tend to make
people save less and spend more without clipping
consumer purchases.
In the face of the threatening inflation Mor-
genthau's call for action is encouraging and all
possible haste without sacrifice of accuracy must
be made to carry out the complete program.
--Edmund J. Grossberg

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NIGHT EDITOR: DAN BEHRMAN
The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Dailf
staff and represent the views of the writers
only-
&Iterventionists,
Isolationists 'Scored . .
S isolationists and interventiosts
Rattle furiously, and perhaps fu-
tilely, over America's part in World War I, it.
. becomes ever increasingly apparent that the
sophistry of debate is replacing the sanity of
reasoned logic in their arguments. Typical of
tlis tendency are several of the recent editorials
and letters printed in the columns of The Daily.
The opening gun in the latest of these verbal
battles was\ ex-editor Hervie Haufler's screed
against those 'all-too-clever intelligentsia' who
have with 'secretarial efficiency' piped us help-
les as children over the brink of war. Con-
demning, confusing, Haufler makes no attempt
to clarify issues; rather he decries with all of hi
considerable writing skill the inability of the
poor, wondering souls to stand out against God
Slosson, God Ogden, Head God Roosevelt. Pro-
Veasor IDawson took up the challenge understand-
ing the futility of reasoned argument as opposi-
tiOn to Haufler, and rightly confined his defense
to an analysis of the "corrosive cynicism" which
the Haufler epistle displayed. '
NOTHER INTERVENTIONIST faculty mem-
ber, Ogden, however, made the mistake of at-
tempting to meet irrationality with argument,
and unable to do so substituted attention-
getting debate for the simple, solid, sane logic
which, while 4ot so attractive, is much more
coqvincing. His letter is a prize example of the
P of debating which proceeds-after a nice
job of analyzing the problem and its principal
issues-to stress the color arguments which
appeal to the crowd and leave the judges and
final decision untouched.
Samples of this tendency on the part of Mr.
Ogden are mound throughout his letter. He orates'
on the psychology of conquest when he should
have been dealing with the cold, hard facts of
the Nazi economic dynamic; he worries about
the fifth columnists who took over America First,
and raises the bogey of an internal fascisin that
is vivid only to a small, little-heeded minority
shrinking in size from day to day.' Ogden's de-
scription of internal America seems to reflect
the wildest hopes of Herr Paul Goebbels on one
of his most sadistically optimistic days. In short,
Mr. Ogden is guilty of embellishment.
Managing Editor Geld, taking his turn along
with the rest of the boys, lashed out at Ogden's
draping of the "battered" main issues of the
bloody rags of 23 years ago. In doing so he
failed completely to indicate any concrete evi-
dence of Ogden's so-called draping of issues; he
rather disclosed that he has mentally transferred
his own understandable rebellion against World
War I over to the present situation.
* In the bold-faced type of his summing-up,
Geld reasons that we fought Britain to gain our
birthright, that Russia has nothing to contribute
to that birthright, and that therefore impliedly
we should refuse to fight with them as allies in
order to preserve that birthright. Non sequitur,
Mr. Geld.
P.S. Why all this bother now? It's purely aca-
demic balderdash, for even we ivy-surrounded,
moss-backed, Haufler-cursed intellectuals know
that when we're shooting we mean business. But
bad reasoning hurts our petty pedantic soul.

Dominic Says
OUR CAMPUS Jews and Christians are to be
commended for their recent inter-faith and
inter-guild activities. "Inter-faith" refers to the
cooperation of the four major traditions: Prot-
estant, Catholic, Jewisi and Far Eastern, "in-
ter-guild" to the united effort of ten or more
Protestant groups. This is progress. If to be in-
teresting, any phase of society must show diver-
sity,rather than uniformity, then certainly relig-
ious expression in America should be very inter-
esting. However, in such a period, we should
ask how vital the nessage and how effective
the religious education? During the past fifty
years, the theological convictions which initiated
such debates as those between the Calvinists and
the Wesleyans or between the Separatists and
the Episcopalians have given place to theological
indifferences and Bibical ignorance. Which is
the more to be desired, the debate or the indif-
ference, might be debatable, but it is good to
have a calmer approach to religious truth.
In reviewing the histoty of our University, one
comes upon much wisdom about human nature
and religion. The first president, a man far
beyond his generation in ethical and sociological
matters, had in his faculty a few men who failed
to agree with him on private decorum and public
policy. They were scholars but they indulged
in criticism of .President Tappan. One of them
carried his campus attitudeinto the public life
and certain ecclesiastical bodies became in-
volved in criticism of the University. No such
trivialities could get the support of any major
ecclesiastical body in our decade. Our students,
trained in community life, understand that re-
ligious groups must stand or fall together and
that if the spiritual interpretation of history
is to prevail, or the Judao-Christian thesis is to
succeed, our Church structure must be simplified
and the great souls within every religious family
given direct relation to community affairs.
UNLESS WE SOON DISCOVER a way where-
by our spiritual and ethical leaders can ac-
tually minister beyond their own groupings to
any family which is perplexed or bewildered,
there will appear a generation of youth which
enjoys irreligion and atheism. The English poet,
T. S. Eliot, recently expressed a fear that his
country may be producing "A Christian nation
out of touch with ecclesiastical authority."
Worse still, I would say, we in America may come
to possess a whole nation in which faith fails
and the creativity born of respect for personal-
t4y, love of justice and a will to perpetuate a
cultural pluralism, may be no more. Here is
the danger introduced by our denominational
weakening of the rich, vigorous Gospel of Jesus
Christ.
Where are signs that these Inter-faith 'efforts
will succeed and revision of the social structure
over-take the call for a Weltanschauung? In
the grace with which Catholic and Jew discuss
and write about the world status of each other, in
the frankness with which 'the minority status
of our Jewish neighbors may be considered: in
the increased affection with which the majority
defend the minority, in the freedom of laymen

'eg
Concerto for
Stuffed Shirt
8 i By TOM TH UMB
T AM NOT attacking anything in this column.
Nor am I gnawing at the foundations of any
of our good old institutions. I am merely .giving
a blow by blow account of my'experiences with
one old American custom-as practiced in a cer-
tain city fairly near Ann Arbor.
A certain organization in this nearby city
sponsqrs a fine season of concerts-featuring
the best artists and orchestras that money can
buy-and then lets them play all that good
music to a thousand stuffed-shirts and stuffed-
skirts who wish they were home playing a round
of whist or drinking dry martinis. i
Somehow (I won't go into that) I received a
couple of passes to the first of the concerts,
featuring one of the country's outstanding sym-
phonic groups, so I pressed my sports jacket un-
der Webster's Unabridged and called my girl
and we started thumbing.
THE CONCERT HALL was beautiful, and the
seats were lush and foamy. But the people-
The people-maybe I should call them the
clientele-didn't seem prepared to, enjoy music.
The men wore stiff shirts with pasteboard col-
lars-and tails. The females were roughly di-
vided into two groups-over 70 and under 20.
The women weren't clothed, they were draped.
In beautiful flowing gowns of cloth-of-gold.
Oh yes, I forgot to mention-one man was
dressed very informally. He was wearing a
tuxedo.
The usher ignored us but we found our seats
anyway. There they were-the best seats in
the house. Right in the middle of the expensive
seats. The cheaper seats were down in the
orchestra and t'he expensive seats were in the
balcony. That's 3so the people who are willing
to pay a little extra can look down on the other
people.
WE WERE SITTING between an old lame
lady with pince-nez and a snuffbox, and a
man who was a squirmer like the underwear ads,
who kept mumbling, "gr-rr-r-r- ur-r-r-m-mph,"
and other exotic noises peculiar to the full-
dressed male. And there I was, an island among
the dress suits, in my checkered green sports
coat.
MOST OF THE WOMEN left their husands
home to play pinochle with the boys, but
the girls were having a great time getting their
culcher and yoo-hooing to their friends.
It was a great fight, Ma. Everybody looked at
me as if it ,were humanly imposgible 'to enjoy
music in green checkered jacket, and I just
looked back at them. It's awfully hard to stare
down 999 people.
ALTHOUGH most of the audience didn't notice
it, the orchestra played Tschaikowsky's
sixth.
Voters' Inertia Creates
Advantage For Tammany
A LOCAL ELECTION is about to take
place outside of Michigan, far from
Ann Arbor, an election which will have much
within it to attract our attention. It is the
pending mayoralty election in New York City.
This election is something of an object lesson
to all cities and to all citizens interested in good
government. Because of inertia on the part of
the voters of New York City, Ahe reelection of
Mayor La Guardia and the protection of the
city from Tammany is being placed in doubt.
Tammany, the cat with nine lives, is very
definitely back in the running again. This is
no surprise. There have been reform mayors
in New York before, but never, except in the last
mayoralty election, has a reform administration
been returned to office. According to all ob-
servers of public opinion in the great metropo-

lis, the mayor is the overwhelming choice of the
people in his city. Yet, despite this, the election
is in doubt.
THE FACT that public opinion is almost cer-
tainly on the side of the mayor might be en-
couraging, except that public opinion counts at
the polls only in the' form of votes, and the pub-
lic cannot vote unless it registers. The people
of New York City did not register. On the con-
trary, registration figures show the smallest
count in many years. Here, then, is Tammany's
advantage. Tammany gets out its supporters
for registration. Reform administrations, such
as is the Fusion government in New York City,
has no well oiled machine, no mass of patronage
seekers and greedy grafters to do the same.Thus,
because registration is smaller, the chances .of
Tammany are proportionally greater.
Mayor La Guardia is now fighting for his
political life. To stay in office the "little flower"
must wage the fiercest campaign of his political
career. Tammany's proportion of machine con-
trolled voters being greater than in the past
two elections, La Guardia to win must get the
votes of practically all of the residue, no easy
task. He may yet win, but if he should lose it
will be the fault of the good citizens who felt
that La Guardia would surely win anyhow, "so
why go to all the trouble of registering and
voting?"
- Herbert Edelhertz
priority and in the high sacred sportsmanship
which is exhibited by the abler ministers found
in a modern city or University. If, for one col-
lege generation, twenty-seven per cent of our.

DAILY OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
SUNDAY. NOVEMBER 2, 1941
VOL. L. No. 31
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
Not'
President and Mrs. Ruthven will be
at home to members of the faculty
and other townspeople today from
4 to 6 o'clock. Cars may park in the
restricted zone on South University
between 4:00 and 6:30.
Student Tea: President, and Mrs.
Ruthven will be at home to students
Wednesday afternoon. November 5,
from 4 to 6 o'clock.
To all persons traveling by com-
mon carrier on 'Jniversity account:
The Federal Revenue Act of 1941
imposes a tax on railroad tickets
and other transportation of persons
but provides that such tax shall not
be imposed on transportation or facil-
ities furnished to certain classes
which include the University of
Michigan. This provision became
effective October 10. The local ticket
offices understand this exemption
but may require a certificate from
the purchaser to certify that the
transportation is on the University's
account. It is quite certain that sell-
ers of common carrier transporta-
tion elsewhere than in Ann Arbor
will require suchba certificate. Blank
certificates can be had at the Busi-
ness Office of the University, Room
1, University Hall, on and after Octo-
ber 13 and those who can foresee that
thgy will be purchasing transporta-
tior! outside Ann Arbor, while travel-
ing at University expense, should pro-
vide themselves with such blanks.
Shirley W. Smith
Senate Reception: Since no indi-
vidual invitations are being sent, this}
is a cordial invitation to all members;
of the teaching, administrative, and
research staff 1and their wives to be
present at the Senate Reception to
new mnembers of the faculties on Tues-
day, November 4, in the ballroom of
the Michigan Union at 8:30 p.m. The
reception will take place from 80:B
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 be
present and the chairmen of depart-'
ments are asked to be of assistance in
bringing this about.
To the Members of the Faculty of
the College of Literature, Science,
and the Arts: The second regular
1..

RECORDS

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VICTOR'S "Masterpiece of the
Month" is a new recording of
Tschaikowsky's Symphony No. 5 by
Eugene Ormandy and the Philadel-
phia Orchestra.
Almost every recording of Tchai-
kowsky's fifth symphony that's been
made so far has been a good record-
ing - Victor's Stokowski version and
the Victor recording under Stock;
and Columbia's two albums of the
fifth, the older featuring Rodzinski
and the Cleveland Symphony, and
the newer Beecham and the London!
Symphony.
The new Ormandy album keeps up
the tradition and gives to the sym-
phony a -treatment which forthright
and musically - and a much more
faithful performance tTian that in
the previous Stokowski recording.
There is no attempt to dramatize
or sentimentalize well-known facts
about the composer's personality
which may or may not have been
shown in his music. Because of the
straightforwardness of this record-
ing, which discards the mawkish and
sentimental interpretation, the per-
formance is a fine piece of workman-
ship in which the music speaks for
itself without second-hand interpre-
tation by the conductor.
NEVERTHELESS, none of the truly
dramatic and colorful elements in
this music have been lost - in fact
they stand up better in the faithful
version minus the embellishments of
interpretation. (VictortM-828).
Enesco, Roumanian Rhapsody No.
1, in A Major. The Philadelphia Or-
orchestra. Roumanian Rhapsody No.
2, in DI Major. The National Sym-
phony Orchestra. This new combina-
tion Victor album adds a companion
piece torthe favorite Roumanian
Rhapsody No. 1. It also displays the
talents of one of the country's new-
est "best" orchestras, the Nationalj
Symphony Orchestra of WashingtonI
D.C., under the baton of Hans Kind-
ler.
Little has to be said for the Rou-
manian' Rhapsody No. 1. Ormandy
gives a captivating performance of it,
taking full advantage of Enesco's full
scale of orchestral color.
U'4. nr r. ,i t, rt,.n tin of flip - f th

meeting of the Faculty of the College
of Literature, Science, and the Arts
for the academic session of 1941-42
will be held in Room 1025 Angell Hall,
November 3, at 4:10 pm;
Edward H. Kraus
AGENDA:
1 Consideration of the minutes of
the meeting of October 6th, 1941,
pages 1-7, which should be re-paged
as 755-761, and which were distrib-
uted by campus mail.
2. Consideration of the reports sub-
mitted with the call to the meeting:
a. Executive Committee prepared
by Professor P. S. Welch.
b. University Council, prepared by
Professor Leroy Waterman.
c. Executive Board of the Graduate
School, prepared by Professor V. W.
Crane.
d. Deans' Conference, prepared by
Dean E. H Kraus.
Since the last meeting of th
Faculty there have been no meetings
cf the Senate Advisory Connittee
cn University Affairs. Hence no rcr
port can be submitted with the cal
for the Faculty meeting.
3. Evaluation of Faculty Services,
Professor R. C. Angell.
4. Status of the Instructor.
5. Centennial Celebration.
6. New Business.
7. Anr.ouncements.
Approved Organizations: A list of
organizations which have been ap-
proved for the year 1941-42 will be
run in the D.O.B. on November 9 and
11. It is hoped that all organizations
wishing such approval will submit
a list of officers to the Office of the
Dean of Students before November 7.
Students, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts: Courses dropped
after Saturday, November 8, by stu-
dents other than freshmen will be re-
corded with the grade of E. Freshmen
(students with less than 24 hours of
credit) may drop courses without
penalty through the eighth week,
Exceptions to these regulations may
be made only because of extraordin-
ary circumstances, such as serious or
long-continued illness.
E. A. Walter
Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical
Engineering .and Chemistry Seniors
and Graduates: Mr. David Watt,
representative of Procter & Gamble
Co., Ivorydale, 0., will interview stu-
dents in the above groups gn Mon-
day and Tuesday, Nov. 3 and 4. In-
terviews for Monday may be arranged
in Room 221 West Engineering Bldg.,
for Tuesday in Room 2028 East En-
gineering Bldg.
Students who schedule interviews
are requested to take a general test
on Monday at 5:00 p.m. in Room 229
West Eng. Bldg.
Latin-American Students: The Uni-
versity has one more Civilian Pilot,
Training Flight and Ground School
scholarship to offer to a Pan-Ameri-
can student who is enrolled in the
University of Michigan and has at
least Sophomore standing. Anyone in-
terested please report to the Aeronau-
tical Department, Room B-47, East1
Engineering Building, as soon as pos-I
sible.
Student tickets for the Ohio State
game will be distributed at the Ath-
letic Administration Building during
the coming week according to the fol-
lowing schedule: Monday, Nov. 3--
Seniors (Yellow Coupons); Tuesday,
Nov. 4-Juniors (Orange Coupons);
Wednesday, Nov. 5-Sophomores,
(Pink Coupons); Thursday, Nov. 6-t

Doctoral Examination for Mr. Jos-
eph Pollard Harris, Zoology. Thesis:
"Mechanical Effects of Water Turb-
ulence on Certain Fresh-Water
Plankters," on Monday, November 3,
at 1:00 p.m. in Room 3089 Nural
Science Building. Chairman, P. S.
Welch.
By action of the Executive Board
the chairman may invite members of
the faculties and advanced doctoral
candidates to, attend the examination
and he may grant permission to those
who for sufficient reason might wish
to be present.
C. S. Yoakum, Dean
Doctoral Examination for Mr.
James Lewis Calver, Geology; the-
sis: "The Glacial and Post-Glacial
History of the Platte and Crystal Lake
Depressions, Benzie County, Michi-
gan," Tuesday, November 4, 2:00
p.m., 4065 Natural Science Building.
Chairman, I. D. Scott.
By action of the Executive Board
the chairman may invite members of
the faculties and advanced doctoral
candidates to attend the examination
and he may grant permission to those
who for sufficient reason might wish
to be present.
C. S. Yoakum, Dean
Concerts
Choral Union Concert: The Cleve-
land Orchestra, Artur Rodzinski,
Conductor, will be heard in the Chor-
al Union Series, in a- program of
compositions by Weber, Sibelius, De-
bussy, and Jerome Kern on Sunday
afternoon, November 9, at 3 o'clock
in Hill Auditorium. A limited num-
ber of tickets either for the season
or for individual- concerts are avail-
able at the offices of the University
Musical Society in Burton Memorial
Tower.
Charles A. Sink, President
University Symphony Orchestra:
The public is cordially invited to at-
tend a concert to be presented by the
University Symphony Orchestra, Thor
Johnson, Conductor, today at 4:15
p.m. in Hill Auditorium. The pro-
gram, as arranged by Mr., Johnson,
will include compositions by Haydn,
Rabaud and Hanson.
Lectures
University Lecture: Mr. Arundell
Esdaile, President of the British Li-
brary Association andformer Secre-
tary of the British Museum, will lec-
ture on the subject, "Dr. Johnson
and the Young," under the auspices
of the Department of Library Sci-
ence, at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Novem-
ber 4, in the Rackham Lecture Hall.
The public is cordially invited.
University Lecture: Mr. Earl S.
Draper, Assistant Administrator of
the Federal Housing Administration
will lecture on the subject, "Put-
ting Planning into Action," under
the auspices of the College of Archi-
tecture and Design, on Tuesday, No-
vember 4, at 4:00 p.m. in Room 102
Architecture Building. The public
is cordially invited.
University Lecture: Sr. Amado
Alonso, Director of the Instituto Fio-
logico,bBuenos Aires, will lecture on
the subject, "La novela Don Segun-
do Sombra y su significacion en la
literatura gauchesca de la Argentina,"
under the auspices of the Depart-
ment of Romance Languages, on
Monday, November 10, at 4:15 p.m.
in the Rackham Amphitheater. The

.LanaieUIr sI iriterpr LiUU UMe secj! Freshmen (Green Coupons). Student
ond Rhapsody is in keeping with the ticket windows will be open,1:00-9:00
recording of the first, and proves that tce idw ilb pn :090
No. 2 is every bit as fascinating asNo. p.m., each of these days. Students
1. The National Symphony Orchestra reporting after the day designated for
shows in this recording what is mak- their particular class will lose the pre-
ing it one of the country's outstand- ference given that class.
ing symphonic organizations. (Vic- Harry A. Tillotson,

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