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The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of, the writers
Defensive Wdr .
AMID THE' UPROAR that greeted the
Administration's warning to Fin-
land to cease its war against Russia came the
rather remarkable words from the indignant
Republican Senator from Ohio, Robert 0. Taft,
that Finland is actually fighting a war of defense
against aggression by the Soviets.
We can still recall a time not so long ago when
the Russians moved into Finland and claimed
that it was absolutely a war of defense. The
idea was laughed down by everyone in America,
with the exception of the Communists, because
it just didn't make sense that Finland, a drop
in the bucket, should constitute a menace to a
country that has more area and population than
it knows what o do with. When the Finns ac-
cepted the aid and arms of Germany to enter
the war against Russia, some people stopped
laughing, it wash't such a funny act on the part
of Russia any longer. For now, we can see the
strategy of the Russians, even though we still
cannot accept that war on the basis of humanity.
To put it mildly, Russia is a bit. "tied up" at
the present with the Nazis. With Moscow within
artillery range of the Nazi advance and the
whole south of the country in danger of being
cut off and seized by the German war machine,
the-Soviets are not vitally interested in attacking
Finland. It would seem that they have more at
stake in the south, and in the battle for Moscow
than in attacking Finland at the present time.
THE FINNS are serving the Nazi purpose ad-
mirably by forcing the Russians to keep a
portion of their army in the far north as pro-
tection against these fighters of a "defensive
war" who have advanced into Russian territory
and proudly shouted their military successes to
Since when has that been a defensive war?
Finland is no more on the defensive at the pres-
ent time than are the German advances in
Russia. And if, as the Finns claim, they are pro-
tecting their borders, they must have changed
the map very.,recently. May we suggest to Sena-
tor Taft that he differentiate between the Fin-
land that keeps its war debt up to date and the
Finland that is now obviously Nazi indoctrinated
- and controlled. Defense may be given a lot of
connotations, but the Senator offers one that
is really new and different.
- Eugene Mandeberg
Are Dorm ant . .
IORELLO H. LaGUARDIA is still
Mayor of New York City, but the
narrow margin of his victory proves municipal
consciousness to be dormant and the vestigial
political machine to be all too alive.
A mayoralty election in .New York City means
much more than any other municipal contest.
New York has always taken the lead amongst
American cities, whether in population, size of
buildings,, or venality of its pofitical set-up. In
1933, when LaGuardia turned the Tammany
Tiger into a squawling kitten, reform apparently
had arrived in the Big Town. Slum clearance,
new playgrounds, new roads, a unified tran-
sit system, and streamlined city service were
only part of the gains made by LaGuardia and
his Fusion administration.A
Last Tuesday's election saw LaGuardia up for
a third term. But what was New York's reac-
LET'S COVER THE NEWSFRONT The
women's page of the Michigan Daily, student
newspaper of the University of Michigan, lo-
cated at Ann Arbor, Michigan, has long been a
source of considerable enjoyment to me. There
are several reasons for this. Most of them go
steady. However, in the inimitable style and
dash that is the women's page, often there may
be found interesting examples of what equal
rights for women has done to grammar, usage,
and Mr. Fowler. In the examples which I shall
noy give the underscoring is my own; the girls
didn't see anything to underscore about.
From a recent story on selection of an 'M' Club
queen, in which it also developed that three
athletes were running away from hordes of
women who wanted to be judged best in their
class or breed or show or something, I quote this
interesting little stipulation:
"After all, this isn't a goon contest to pick the
grind who can cram the most. They're looking
for a 'natural', - and each and every girl at
the dance will be eligible to compete. Basic pro-
visions, however, limit this within reason. She
must be above three feet, five inches tall and no
more than five feet and seven inches."
To which I add only that I consider those di-
mensions very very much within reason indeed.
NEXT 3 offer a letter written recently by one
who shall go unnamed here simply because he
is a sophomore reporter and mustn't get swell-
To the Editor:
I am a devoted reader to the Daily's
woman's page, and I want to compliment
you for an article appearing in yesterday's
Daily, concerning Hallowe'en parties. It was
truly great proof that only in America is
there real freedom of the press. Where else,
I ask you, could a news article appear which
is brave enough to ask the question, "How
can you tell a good party from an other-
When I read this question I was positively
thrilled for this was no ordinary question
such as "How can you tell a good party from
a not so -?" or merely "How can you tell a
good party?" Oh no! This was a question de-
'"gned to tax the mental powers of every
However I confess that I was unable to
ansiwer. this puzzler, so that I rushed over to
my friend Nicholas who agreed with me at
once on the journalistic excellence achieved
therein, and who even maintained that he
'had an answer.
"It is very simple," said Nicholas. "The
only way you can tell a good party from an
otherwise, is to make sure that it isn't a
likewise." So there. I thought I'd pass along
the good word to you. Nicholas and I both
like your women's page and we are going to
continue reading it. We may even write you
more letters - that is if our keeper lets
us. Ta ta!
Lover of Womankind
And again I have few comments, except that
it gets slightly corny at the end, and there are
some interesting deviations contained in the
letter itself, from what has in the stuffy, cloister-
ed tradition of the academies come to be re-
garded as accepted English grammar. Heigh-ho,
it's a workaday world, and we all have classes
to get to, so for now, so long until soon.
TO THE EDITOR
To the Editor: .
To those last few remaining sincere persons
who felt that Hitler Germany represented no
menace to the national independence of our
country, the recent sinking of an American war-
ship must have proved without a doubt the
danger to America and the necessity for all our
people to rise as one in the defense of their
land. And it must be further evident that we
should immediately take steps to clarify ourselves
as to the problems and issues facing our nation
so that we may be better equipped to forge that
national unity which is a necessary prerequis-
ite for our defense.
It is with this in mind that the Karl Marx
Society announces a series of student talks and
round table discussions of a different type. We
of the Society have long ,felt that an analysis
of current problems from the Marxist point of
view may often lead to a clarification and under-
standing of the problem that might escape the
ordinary scrutiny. It seems that no matter along
which lines we think, Karl Marx cannot be
ignored today. His is the prevailing philosophy
of that sixth of the earth's surface, the Soviet
Union, that is warding the blows of the Nazi
hordes from our shores.
These talks and discussions will take place
every Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m in the Michi-
gan Union. This Sunday, Nov. 9, the topic will
be "Appeasement and 'the Rise of Fascism." It
is hoped that a wide variety of students will
take this opportunity to not only acquaint them-
selves with Marxism, but to bring forth whatever
critical evaluations they may have.
Karl Marx Society
the throne of Jersey City, New York's Democrats
are busy shooting adrenalin into the Tiger, and
Kelly-Nash is burying Chicago's woes in a State
Street subway. There are no oriorities on votes:
WASHINGTON - A lot more than the ques-
tion of the closed shop in "captive" mines will be
decided by the National Defense Mediation
Board's ruling on this controversy.
Behind the scenes there is also involved the
President's next move on new labor legislation.
If the NDMB succeeds in settling the mine
fight peacefully, the chances are strong that the
legislation plan will be shelved. The view held
at the White House is that a controlling prece-
dent would be established that will make com-
pulsory mediation in defense labor disputes un-
LEWIS is the leading foe of the NDMB. He
dislikes Chairman Will Davis personally and
has consistently pot-shotted at the Board from
its start. If the Board can chalk up a record
of mediating a dispute in which he is involved,I
the White House feels that Lewis's opposition
\will be torpedoed and the Board's authority
However, if the Board proves ineffectual in
ending the mine dispute, then the President is
ready to go immediately to congress with a bill.
The measure would outlaw all strikes in de-
fense industries and impose compulsory arbitra-
tion for the duration of the national emer-
gency. The law would be modelled after the Rail-
way Mediation Act, which provides for a so-
called "cooling off" period, but would go further
and prohibit strikes entirely. All defense labor
disputes would have to be arbitrated by a Gov-
ernmental Agency whose rulings would be bind-
ing on both parties, under heavy penalties for
defiance or violation.
PRIVATELY, Roosevelt does not favor compul-
sory arbitration. But he is determined not to
permit another situation to arise such as Lewis's
shutdown of vital supplies to the nation's de-
fense. If the Mediation Board proves effective
in handling this test, the President is willing to
shelve the bill he has up his sleeve. ,
Otherwise. the wraps are off and Congress
will be asked to legislate.
How We Got Alaska
RMY AND NAVY strategists who stay up late
studying the defense of the U.S.A. consider
only one part of tle country in actual danger
of Axis invasion in the near future.
They have some definite ideas about the Pan-
ama Canal, Texas and the Southwest if the Nazis
ever get across from the bulge of Africa to the
bulge of Brazil. But for the time being, with
Nazi armies encroaching on Russia, and with
Japan becoming more and more belligerent, they
,say the only real danger spot is Alaska - sep-
arated by only 25 miles of Bering Sea from the
mainland of Siberia.,
In view of this, it is interesting to dig into
the musty archives of the State Department re-
garding the manner in which Alaska was ac-
quired from Russia.
THE PURCHASE took place shbrtly after the
,war between the States, when the Czar was
occupied in trying to get an outlet through the
Bosphorus, which risked war with England. So
he was afraid England might take Alaska. Also
Alaska was valuable chiefly for seal and sea
otter furs to beautify the ladies in waiting, and
the Alaskan fur crop was getting low.
Simultaneously, Charles Seward, Secretary of
State in 1867, was anxious to extend the new
American "emphie" both north and south and
had suggested the Alaskan purchase to the Rus-
sian ambassador in Washington. The Czar, in
reply told his Ambassador, confidentially, to sell
for $5,000,000. But the Ambassador, thinking
there would be some bargaining, sent a message
to Secretary Seward one night and told him
his government would sell Alaska for $7,000,000.
He said he would come to the ,State Department
to discuss the deal in the morning.
BUT SEWARD summoned him to the State De-
partment that night., In fact he was so
anxious to get Alaska that he sent carriages out
for State Department clerks, and kept the lights
burning in the Department until about 4 a.m.
when the treaty for the purchase finally was
signed. The price was $7,200,000 - exactly $2,-
200,000 more than the price proposed by the Czar.
The extra $200,000 was thrown in to purchase a
Russian development operating there.
After the treaty was signed, Congress rebelled
against ratifying it, claimed it was an area of
rocks and ice. So Seward sent a slush fund of
$300,000 to Capitol Hill, of which $10,000 was
paid to Thaddeus Stevens, famous crusader for
freedom of the slaves and author of the Four-
Later the Russian Ambassador asked his gov-
ernment to relieve him from duty in such a center
Crowded Russian Capital
FOREIGN DIPLOMATS are supposed to be ex-
pert at pink teas and protocol. But at Kui-
byshev, new capital of the Soviet Union, diplo-
mats live. like frontiersmen. Spats are not even
unpacked from trunks.
"The Volga Boat Song" is romantic, but inhere
is nothing romantic about living onr the Volga
today. Kuibyshev (Kwee-be-sheff) is a cold town
and a crowded town. The U.S. Ambassador, with
all the other Ambassadors, lives in a barracks
which, although cold in November, will be a lot
colder in January. Kuibyshev is on the windy
steppes of Russia, unprotected by woods, and
with homes warmed by scanty fire wood.
When Joe Davies and wife went to Moscow in
1937, they stowed into the yacht "Sea Cloud".
Vision and Spec-
To Students Enrolled for Series of1
Lectures on Naval Subjects: Lieuten-
ant Commander R. C. Young, U.S.
Navy, Commanding Officer of the
U.S. Naval Reserve Aviation Base,t
Grosse Ile, Michigan, will deliver at
lecture on "Aircraft and the Carrier"
at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11,
in Room 348 West Engineering
Choral Union Concert: The Cleve-
land Orchestra, Artur Rodzinski,
Conductor, will be heard in the Chor-
al Union Serie, in a program of com-
positions by Weber, Sibelius, Debussy,
and Jerome Kern, Sunday afternoon,
November 9, at 3:00 o'clock, in Hill
A limited number of tickets, either!
for the season or for individual con-
certs, are available at the offices of'
the University Musical Society, in
Burton Memorial Tower, up to noon
Saturday. On Sunday afternoon
tickets will be on sale at the box
offiue in Hill Auditorium after, 1:30.
Charles A. Sink, President.
i Messiah Concert: The annual
Christmas presentation of Handel's
"Messiah" will take place Sunday
afternoon, December 14, at 4:15
o'clock. The following artists and
organizations will participate:
Marie Wlkins, soprano; Edwina
Eustis, contralto; Ernest McChesney,
tenor; Douglas Beattie, bass; Palmer
Christian, organist; the University
Symphony Orchestra; University
Choral Union; Thor Johnson, Con-
Reserved seat tickets (main floor,
55c; and balconies 28c, including tax)
on sale beginning Monday, Novem-
ber 10, at the offices of the University
Musical Society, in Burton Memorial
Charles A. Sink, President
Recital: A recital by student en-
sembles under the direction of Mr.
William D. Stubbins, Mr. Russell
Howland and Professor William D.
Revelli will be presented in Lydia
Mendelssohn Theater Tuesday eve-
'ing, November 11, at 8:30. Included
in the program will be compositions
for woodwind quintet, clarinet quar-
tet, saxophone quartet and cornet
University Lecture: Sr. Amado
Alonso, Director of the Instituto Filo-
logico, Buenos Aires, will lecture in
Spanish on the subject, "La novela
Don Segundo Sombra y su significa-
cion en la literatura gauchesca de la
Argentina," under the auspices of the
Department of Romance Languages,
on Monday, November 10, at 4:15
p.m. in the Rackham Amphitheatre.
The public is cordially invited.
University Lecture: John Garstang,
Professor of Theory and Practice of
Archaeology, University of Liverpool,
will lecture on the subject, "Hittite
Civilization" (illustrated) under the
auspices of the Department of His-
tory in the Rackham Amphitheater
on Wednesday, November 19. at 3:15
p.m.. The public is cordially invited.
The, Pre-medical aptitude tests
will begin today in Room 300 West
Medical Bldg., 1:30-5:00 p.m. Pre-
medical Society dues must be paid by
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'Please, Gentlemen! . . . I beg you not to vote me a raise! I
can't stand any additional taxes!"
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN,
GR IN AND BEAR IT By L chly
rent social and political events aret
invited to the Saturday Luncheon
Group meeting at Lane Hall on Sat- .
urdays for a luncheon followed by an 1
hour's discussion. Small charge.
Make reservations by calling Lane 1
Hall by 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning.
Station WJR: 9:00-9:30 a.m. to-
day. "Youth In the News" under the
direction of Gerald Schaflander.
Station WJR: 5:45-6:00 p.m. Best
Faculty Talk of the Past. Prof. John
Musykens will talk today on "Voice
The Graduate Outing Club, in
place of the regular Sunday peeting,
will indulge in a hayride today. The
group will leave at 8:00 p.m. from ini
front of the Rackham Bldg., and re-
turn about 11:00. Since only 20 canc
go, it is advisable to make reservations1
at the information desk in the Rack-
ham lobby. Cash deposit must be
made to hold a reservation which willl
be returned if the ride must be called
"Jim Dandy": The Department oft
Speech presents Play Production in
"Jim Dandy," by William Saroyan,
tonight at 8:30. Season tickets con-
tinue on sale this week.
German Table for Faculty Members
will meet Monday at 12:10 p.m. in
the Founders' Room Michigan Union.
Members of all departments are cor-
dially invited. There will be a brief
talk on "Neues aus Franzoesisch
Nord-Afrika" by Dr. Rudolf Nobel.
The University of Michigan March-
ing Band will practice on Ferry Field
at 4:30 p.m. on Mohday, November
10. Important that all members be
present, 'without instruments.
R.O.T.C. Drum & Bugle Corps will
report at 4:30 p.m. Tu'esday, Novem-
ber 11, to participate in Armistice
Day Ceremonies. Uniform required.
-Meet at the R.O.T.C. Headquartrs.
Tau Beta Pi: There will be a meet-
ing in the Union Sunday at 4:15 p.m.
followed by a buffet supper at 6:15.
Varsity Glee Club will rehearse
Sunday evening at 6:30.
Petitions for class officers are
available now at the Union. They
should be turned in at the Union by
Monday nOon, November 10.
Station WJR: The broadcasting
studio presents the University of
Michigan Choir, under the direction
of Prof. Hardin Van Deursen, on
Sukiday, 9:00-9:30 a.m.
Thereawill be a registrationmeet-
ing of all people interested in per-
manent positions Monday, November
10, at 4:15 p.m. in the Natural Sci-
ence Auditorium. The Bureau of Ap-
pointments and Occupational Infor-
mation wishes that all seniors and
graduate people desiring jobs in Feb-
ruary, June, or August, be present
at this meetig. The detailed pro-
cedure of registration will be dis-
cussed at the meeting.
Both graduating students and staff
members are eligible for the services
of the ]aureau, and may register in
the Teaching Division or in the Gen-
eral Division,, which includes regis-
tration for all positions other than
Motor Mechanics Class: All stu-
A-,+.. "r.n n r ci O nn in h
recorded mus in the Idunge of the
Center, consisting of:
Wagner: Prelude to Parsifal.
Liszt: Concerto No. 1, in E. Livits-
zki & the London Orchestra.
Mozart: Symphony No. 41. "The
Jupiter": Bruno Walter conducting
the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
Karl Marx Society will sponsor a
studycircle Sunday, Nov. 9, at 6:00
p.m. in the Union. The topic to be
discussed is ".Appeasement and the
Rise of Fascism." Everyone wel-
Wesley Foundation: Bible Class on
Monday evening at 7:30. Dr. Bra-
shares will lead the discussion on
"Suffering." This is the next topic
In the series on "Developing Reli-
The Lutheran Student Association
will hold its supper hour at' 5:30 and
its forum hour at 7:00 on Sunday
evening at Zion Parish Hall. At the
forum hour Professor Paul Kauper of
the Law School will speak on the
First Congregational Church 10:45
a.m. Services held in Mendelssohn
Theatre of the League. Dr. Leonard
A. Parr, minister, will preach the
sermon on "When the Sun Sets At
5:30 p.m. Ariston League, high
school group, in Pilgrim Hall. Lee
Case and John Kasurin will lead a
summary discussion on the topics of
the past two meetings.
7:15 p.m. Student Fellowship will
meet in the church parlor to hear
Dr. Louis Hiskins discuss "Worship
as a Means of Developing Character."
First Presbyterian Church: Morn-
ing Worship, 010:45. "The Residue
God," subject of the sermon by Dr.
W. P. Lemon.
Westminster (Student Guild, sup-
per and fellowship hour 6:00 pm.
Dr, W. P. Lemon will discuss "How
The World Worships" at the 7:00
p.m. meeting. Everyone cordially in-
First Church of Christ, Scientist:
Sunday morning service at 10:30.
Subject: "Adam and Fallen Man."
Sunday School at 11:45 a.m.
Free public Reading Room at 106
E. Washingtoh St., open week days
froi 11:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m, ex-
cept Saturdays when it is open until
Bethlehem Evangelical and Re-
formed Church: 10:30. Worship Serv-
6:00. Student Guild Supper. Dis-
cussion Topic, "Hinduism." Speaker
Mrs. France sca Thivy
First Methodist Church and Wes-
ley Foundation: Student Class at
9:30 a.m. in the Wesley Foundation
Assembly Room. Prof. Kenneth
Hance will lead the discussion. Dr.
Charles W. Brashares will preach on
"Holy Day" at the morning worship
service at 10:40. Wesleyan Guild
meeting at 6:00 p.m. Speakers will be
The Rev. Howard Busching of Farm-
ington and Rev. Luther Butt of Mon-
roe. lFellowship hour and supper at
7:00 p.m. Ann Arbor District Choir
Festival at 8:15 p.m.
Disciples Guild (Christian Church):
10:45 a~m. Morning, Worship, Rev.
Frederick Cowin, Minister.
6:30 p.m. Disciples Guild Sunday
Evening Hour. Continuing the series
on "My Religion," Rabbi Jehudah M.
Cohen; Director of Hillel Foundation,
will speak on "The Jewish Faith." A
social hour and tea will follow the
First Baptist Church: 10:15 a.m.
Graduate class with Prof. Leroy Wat-
erman at the church. Undergradu-
ate class with Rev. C. H .Loucks at
the Guild House.
11:00 a.m. Sermon, "The Coopera-
tion of Church and State."
6:15 p.m. The Roger Williams
Guild will meet in the Guild House.
A anel discussion on "Alcohol?" will
belthe feature of the program,
Unitarian Church: 11:00 a.m.
Church Service. Speaker, Rev. Lou
Ray Call, of the American Unitarian
Association, Boston. Subject, "What
Liberal Religion offers the College
7:30 p.m Student Meeting. Mr. Call
will lead a discussion on some phase
of the problem of the church in the
9:00 p.m. Social hour.
The Church of Christ will meet for
Scripture study on Sunday at 10:00
a.m. in the Y.M.C.A. Building. The
morning worship will be at 11:00 a.m.
Mr. Artist Ford, of the Vinewood
Chuich of Christ in Detroit, will be
the guest speaker. In the morning he
will speak on "The Opinions of Men."
The evening service will be at 7:30,
and he will speak on "What Must I
Do To Be Saved?"
Midvkeek Bible study will be held
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Everyone
is invited to these meetings.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church:
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. Holy Communion;
10:00 a.m. High School Class; 11:00
1 a.m. Kindergarten, Harris Hall; 11:00
a.m. Junior Church; 11:00 a.m.
Morning Prayer and Sermon by the,
Rev. Frederick W. Leech, Student
oh(n!ricn- ao ' 'UAWork Pro aram.