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A New Meanin
For Armistice Day
OR THE LAST TWENTY YEARS
Armistice Day has been an occasion
w.hen editorial writers wrote passionately about
the futility of war, especially foreign wars. They
quoted the slogans, "the war to end wars," "the
war to save democracy" with cynicism and con-
tempt. As a result a whole generation was
brought up to believe that the worst calamity
that could befall the United States was the par-
ticipation in another war when our shores were
not in any immediate danger of invasion. They
were taught to be skeptical about the use of
similar slogans to get them into another fight.
They became indoctrinated with the dangerous
concept that it makes little difference who is
declared the victor at' the end of the conflict.
They were misled into confusing this country's
losing the peace with its being acclaimed a win-
ner in the struggle.
TODAY the civilized world faces one of the
gravest dangers in history. A barbaric force
has been set loose which has not yet known de-
feat. Exactly when the United States would
face the fascist aggressors if it stayed at peace
cannot now be determined. But it would come.
The reasons why this country is in danger have
been repeated often in these columns and else-
where. The picture of our existence temporarily.
as an isolated island of democracy after the fall
of Britain has also been described effectively.
THOSE who are still non-interventionists may
seQ cause for jest in the fact that this day
which has been traditionally dedicated to peace
is now being used to arouse this nation for war.
The force of events, however, has made this
position necessary for anyone who desires that
the ideal of permanent peace shall become some-
thing more than a beautiful vision.
The interventionists must be prepared to con-
cede the possibility that, our participation in
World War II may have the same tragic result
as the aftermath of World War I. The next
American generation might grow up in the same
atmosphere of cynicism and despair. That risk
must be taken for there is no way out. If we de-
lay and permit Great Britain to go down, the
future is absolutely black. If we intervene, there
is an even chance that a better world will emerge.
In the eloquent words of Winston Churchill,
"We must fight for the right to build the fu-
ture." We must have the courage to hope that
the experience of the world since World War I
will be an effective pressure on those who make
the next peace.
- Alvin Dann
And Price Control . .
PRICE CONTROL BILL is finally
before the House of Representatives.
After over three months since President Roose-
velt asked Congress for price legislation, the bill
has been reported out of the House Banking
Committee. It is still far from satisfactory and
even farther from enactment. Current reports
from Washington indicate that the President
himself may veto the measure if it's passed in
the present form.
History will probably mark the slowness of
action and the unnecessary bickering on price
rnntra i ne nf the most disusnting enisodes
Critic Calls Rodzinski
Concert Good, Bad
Cleveland Orchestra Program:
Overture to "Euryanthe" .V.............. Von Weber
Symphony No..5 in E flat major, Op. 82 ......Sibelius
"Iberia" Impressions for Orchestra No. 2 .... Debussy
"Scenario for Orchestra" on Themes from Show-
boat ....,.............................. Kern
CAME AWAY from Sunday's concert with
mingling impressions, good and bad. In sev-
eral respects the Cleveland Orchestra played
with as much discretion and restraint as to be
both indicative of a highly trained symphonic or-
ganization and yet carry discretion and restraint
to a degree where it becomes tiresome. To say
that the orchestra under Dr. Rodzinski left an
entire field of dynamics relatively unexplored
would be essentially correct. However, consid-
ering that the orchestra's permanent scee of
activity, Severance Hall, in Cleveland, is far
smaller than Hill Auditorium, the limit of'the
orchestra's loudest fortissifno as exhibited Sun-
day is not surprising.
Robust is not the word that would characterize
the playing Sunday afternoon. I would much
rather suggest such words as delicate, transpar-
ent, brittle, and, perhaps, over-refined. These
things were apparent especially in the first half
of the concert. The Von Weber piece was nicely
played suffering only from a somewhat nervous
interpretation as indicated by the rushed tempos.
At least, it was a slightly different Weber than
the one to which most of us are accustomed.
UNDOUBTEDLY, the piece de resistance of the
afternoon was Sibelius' Fifth Symphony. In
this work I particularly admired *Dr. Rodzinski's
treatment of the long, musical "smoke screens"
so characteristic of Sibelius. At no time did they
become tedious. Discretionand restraint ap-
peared to best advantage in such passages. And
when thematic material was added, it was ob-
viously present by the prudent subjugation of the
accompaniment. As to tempi, their excellence
was not to be denied, and on the whole, the
performance of the symphony seemed to have
much in common with the composer's intent.
THE DEBUSSY NUMBER, following the inter-
mission, gave the orchestra unparalleled op-
portunities for extremes in expression that were
not taken for their full advantage. This difficult
music showed up flaws in the woodwinds and in
general ensemble. Then too, I must again voice
my former complaint of too meager a range in
dynamics. It seemed that Dr. Rodzinski rather
waited for Debussy to neet himon a cold frosty
pinnacle rather than come down and bathe in
the warm, lush, sensuous meadows of impression-
ism. The performance was distant instead of per-
sonal and, by its brittleness, almost classical
rather than impressionistic. To be sure, the
notes were, for the most part, properly played,
yet something was lacking. Perhaps it was this
thin line between romanticism and the modern
school that needed a more sensitive yet authori-
AS TO Jerome Kern's "Scenario for Orchestra,"
I will say at the outset that I like the tunes in
it. I have played them innumerable times in a
variety of instrumental combinations and many of
them are my favoritesAn the vast literature of the
popular ballad. I have no objection to their pres-
ence on symphonic programs if their are treated
in a manner compatible with the best there is
in music. Bit to offer an arrangement of such
obvious mediocrities is highly incongruous after
listening to Von Weber, Sibelius, and Debussy.'
I understand Dr. Rodzinski commissioned the
work. Someone should have warned him that.
Mr. Kern is a tunesmith and not a musician with
any profound or serius ideas toward his art.
'this arrangement, a fugitive from a high-school
band library, wherein virtually each tune was
preceded by a devilishly ingenious dominant sev-
enth chord, certainly had no place in a program
supposedly devoted to the work of expert com-
posers. Of course, the piece was well instru-
mented. Even down to the harmonica furiously
played by the hard-pressed xylophonist. All that
seemed to be lacking was an organ, a paper-
mache showboat t9 be set up directly in back of
the tympani, and a colored quartet to sing at least
one chorus of "Ole Man River."
PERHAPS next year we will be so fortunate as
to have Andre Kostelanetz on a concert. He
does things like these-only infinitely better.
Naturally, the applause was tremendous. For
an encore, Dr. Rodzinski replayed a portion of
the above-mentioned work. This was an indica-
tion of a lack of repertoire along this'line. Had I
known of this deficiency, I would have been only
too glad to run over to the high school and bor-
row some popular band novelty such as, say,
"Uncle Dan and his Dog, Rover." The musicians
could easily have read this at sight.
-J. J. Houdek
a price administrator who could set ceilings on
all commodities, goods and articles, and rents
in defense areas. Farm prices would be limited
to 110 percent of parity.
WAGES are therefore exempted from govern-
ment control. Farm prices might just as
well be exempted, too. Basing them on 110
percent of parity constitutes no control be-
cause parity is simply the figure which will give
the farmer the same purchasing power he had
in 1900-14 and consequently changes with' the
prices of the goods bought by farmers.
But the politicians have an answer for every-
thing. Granted that the threat of inflation is
caused through the increase in purchasing dol-
lars and the decline in consumer goods, they
seek to take away part of this new income to
solve the problem. Secretary of the Treasury
Henry Morgenthau would tax wage earners 15
percent of their earnings, justifying this step on
the grounds of rising wage levels.
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN to the great majority
of middle class Americans whose income
remains the same? It is they who would take
the nnnishment under this plan. Reduction in
GOASHINGTON-One of the most important
but little-heralded moves made by this
country recently is the steady stream of mechan-
ics, aviators, technicians which has crossed to
Africa to establish equipment and repair bases
in Egypt, Persia and the Near East.
On the surface, this young army is to repair
American tanks, airplanes, and teach the Brit-
ish how to operate them. This in itself, is a
most important function, since the British seem
to have a rare aptitude for gumming up Ameri-
can machinery. In the latter part of last sum-
mer the defeat of the British, when they ad-
vanced on the Italians and Nazis with 200 tanks
near Tobruk, was due almost entirely to faulty
handling of American tanks. The tanks were
brand new, and the British had not taken
sufficient pains' to get acquainted with them.
As a result they lost 200 of these best and latest
Since then there have been no more advances
along the Libyan front. Since then, also, General
Russell Maxwell has been heading a new Ameri-
can mission in Egypt to train the British- in
using and repairing U.S. tanks. Beneath the
surface, this army of American technicians also
serves another important purpose.'Actually they
are the advance guard to set up bases, repair
shops, docks and everything else necessary for
the landing of an American Army, should that
ever become necessary.
That is the essential significance of the stream
of men going to Africa. Some of them are
staying on the Atlantic coast, just north of
The Aluminum Dive
Has Done Its Work .
THE ALUMINUM DRIVE did all that
was expected of it. It was a success
a tremendous success. There was lots of
aluminum collected but that's not important.
What is important is that every housewife who
gave up her teakettle "took a whack at Hitler"
and every boy scout, - every campfire girl -
who ran from house to house collecting sauce
pans, meauring cups and pie plates had visions
of tremendous bombers over Berlin. Every Amer-
ican who gave a piece of aluminum, n matter
how small, now has his "finger in the pie" and
is personally interested in this war.
Yes, it was a success but now there's the
devil to pay. The American public has been
shown the affair in a ne light and the reputa-
tion of several high-ranking politicians, indus-
trialists, and even society women are held in the
IN THE FIRST PLACE the entire drive was
based upon a colossal lie. The false promise
was that the teakettles of American housewives.
could be melted and recast into bombers. They
can not. To be certain we asked two members of
the metallurgical engineering departmen vhose
names, because they are both engaged in active
defense work, cannot be used. They said that
aluminum, unlike cast iron, cannot be melted
and remolded. "At best," they said, "the alum-
inum collected can be turned into inferior con-
sumer products." This is a far cry from the vis-
ions of Americans who sacrificed their kitchen
ware to the "cause", from the hopes of those
people who dumped their precious aluminum
ware into baskets decorated with pictures of
bombers and American flags and guarded by men
Waiting strategically until after New York's
mayorality election, Knudson lay the blame for
the aluminum drive at the feet of publicity-wise,
super-salesman Mayor LaGuardia. It is impos-
sible to tell whether LaGuardia was wholly re-
sponsible for the affair or not. Probably he was
no more than the publicity director. At any'rate
it was he who "put over" the aluminum drive..
He did a good job. So well was it publicized that
even small towns had their quotas and the gift
of a pot or so became a social obligation.
IT IS NOT DIFFICULT to justify the drive with
rationalization or at least to read the thoughts
of its sponsors. At the time of its initiation the
American people were still wholeheartedly against
intervention. Something was needed to awaken
them, to arouse the war frenzy which makes
war conditions bearable. The Aluminum Drive
answered that purpose admirably and in a coun-
try where the people are admittedly led by the
government, where mob psychology and fear
are recognized tools for manipulating public
opinion, it could be wholly justified. In America,
however; where authority is said to originate in
the people themselves, such mob Atactics are
.certainly not to be condoned.
The Aluminum Drive is finished. It has done
its work and 'done it well. It is best forgotten.
We can only hope that the American people will
not soon again fall victims to a like stunt.
-H. J. Slautterback
complete control and the excess money can be
put into the saving coffers. It is still also possi-
ble to escape wage control when and, if the cost,
of living stops going up. *
NEVERTHELESS, this solution, obvious as' it
is, seems very remote. Congressmen, falling
prey to the agricultural lobbyists and other
pressure groups, are forgetting the peril that
awaits the nation with wartime inflation. Let
the average man go without some of the bare
necessities of life: This is war. The people must
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1941;
VOL LH. No. 38
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the U*iversity.
Student Tea: President and Mrs.
Rutttven will be at home to students'
Wednesday afternoon, November 12,
from 4 to 6 o'clock.'
A Dental School Assembly will be
held Wednesday, November 12, in the
Kellogg Foundation Institute Audi-
torium. The speaker will be Dr.
James K. Pollock, Professor of Poli-
tical Science. The subject will be
"The Significance of the Present Sit-
uation in Europe." All students of
the School are required to be in at-
tendance. All clinics and laboratories
will be closed at 4:00 and the stu-
dents are asked to assemble by 4:10
Students, College of Engineering:
The final day-for Removal of Inom-
pletes will be Saturday, November 22.
Petitions for extension of time must
be on file in the Secretary's Office
on or before Wednesday, November
12. A. H. Lovell, Secretary
Bronson-Thomas Prize in Ger-
man. Value $32.00. Open to all under-
graduate students in German of dis-
tinctly American training. Will be
awarded on the results of a three-
hour essay competition to be held
under departmental supervision 'in
the latter half of March, 1942 (exact
date to be announced two weeks in
advance). Contestants must satisfy
the Department that they have done
their reading in German. The essay
may be written in English or German.
Each contestant will be free to choose
his own subject from a list of 30
offered. Students who wish to com-
pete must be taking a course in Ger-
man (32 or above) at the time of the
competition. They should register
and obtain further details as soon as
possible at the office of the Ger-
man Department, 204 University
Detroit Armenian Women's Club
Scholarship: The Detroit Armenian
'Women's Club offers a scholarship
for $100 for the year 1942-43 for
which young men and women of
Armenian parentage, living in the
Detroit metropolitan district who
demonstrate scholastic ability and
possess good character and who have
had at least one year of college work,
are eligible. Further information
may be obtained from me.
Dr. Frank E. Robbins,
1021 Angell Hall
Candidates for the Teacher's Cer-
tificate for February and June 1942:
A list o candidates has been posted
on the bulletin board of the School
of Education, Room 1431 U.E.S. Any
prospective cajidate whose name
does not appear on this list should
call at the office of the Recorder of
the School of Education, 1437 U.E.S.
Registration for Permanent Posi-
tions is being held at the Bureau of
Appointments Tuesday through Fri-
day, November 11-14, 201 Mason Hall,
office hours 9-12 and 2-4. Both sen-
iors and graduate students, as well
as staff members, are eligible for the
services of the Bureau, and may reg-
ister in the Teaching Division or in
the General Division, which includes
registration for all positions other
than teaching. February, June and
August gradutes are urged to register
now, as this is the only general regis-
GRIN AND BEAR 1TBy Lichty
"If that's one of them bundles for Britain, put in this necktie your
Aunt Cora gave me-I understapd they'll accept anything!"
DAI LY OF F ICIAL B ULLETI N
are reminded that the University re-
quires them to register in the Bureau#
of Appointments before they can re-
ceive certificates. .
University Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information.
Women students wishing to attend,
the Columbia-Michigan football game
are required to register in the Office
of the Dean of Women. A letter of
permission from parents must be in
this office not later than Wednes-
day, November 12. If the student
does not go by train, special permis-
sion for another mode of travel must
be included in the parent's letter.
Graduate women are invite to regis-
ter in this office.S
Approved Organizations: The fol-
lowing organizations have filed a list
of officers with the Office of the
Dean of Students and have been ap-
proved for the school year 1941-42:I
Abraham Lincoln Cooperative
Alpha Alpha Gamma
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Alpha Lambda it
Alpha Phi Alpha '
Alpha Phi OmegaI
Am. Inst. Chenical Engineers
Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
American Student Union
Beta Kappa Rho
Bethlehem Student Guild1
Christian Science Organization
Delta Sigma Rho'
Eta Kappa Nu
Fellowship of Reconciliation4
Freshman Glee Club
Graduate History Club
Graduate Outing Club
Iota Sigma Pi
Karl Marx Society
La Sociedad Hispanica
ILe Cercle Francais
Michigan Cooperative House
Omega Psi Phi
Phi Delta Kappa
Phi Eta Siga
Phi Lambda Upsilon
Phi Tau Alpha
Robert Owen Cooperative
Sigma Delta Chi
Sigma Eta Chi
Sigma Gamma Epsilon
Society of Automotive Engineers
Society of Women Engineers
Student Defenders of Democracy
Student Religious Association
Tau Epsilon Rho
Theta Sigma Phi
Young People's Socialist League
303 Chemistry Building at 4:15 p.m.
Dr. F. C. Benner will speak on "Ad-
sorption from binary organic liquids
by silica" and Dr. N. W. MacNaugh-
ton on "Mechanism of hydrogenation
of the carbonyl group."
history 49: Mid-semester, 10 am.,
Thursday. Nov. 13. Room C, Haven
Hall. Adams-Low. Room 231 A. H.,
Recital: A program of woodwind,
clarinet, saxophone anid cornet en-
sembles will be presented tonighteat
8:30 in Lydia Mendelssohn Theater,
under the direction of Mr. William D.
Stubbins. Mr. Russell Howland and
Professor William D. Revelli. Al-
though the general public is invited,
smali children will not be admitted.
Lecture on Chinese Poetry, Poetic
Composition and Songs: The second
in a series of six lectures on Chinese
Literature by Gerald (Hsien-Chi)
Tien of Yenching University will be
given in the Rackham Amphitheater,
today at 4:15 p.m. The subject will be
"Poetry, Poetic Composition, and
Songs." These lectures are sponsored
by the International Center and the
Chinese Students' Club. The public
Botanical Journal Club will meet
tonight at 7:30 in Room N.S. 1149.
Jean M. Campbell. "Binary varia-
tions in Tradescantia."
George F. Small. "Mass collections
of Rubus odoratus, and Rubus parvi-
Lucille L. Kell "Chemistry of
Harriet E. Smith, "Changes of
Type in Bacteria; Application of Gen-
etics to Plant Breeding."
Mathematics Club will meet to-
night at 8:00 in the West Conference
Room, Rackham Bldg. Dr. E. G.
Begle will speak on "Local Conect-
Aquinas , Seminar: . Discussion . of
second article, Book 1. Lane Hall,
today at 4:30 p.m. All inter'ested stu-
dents and members of the faculty are
Music Seminar: Mr. Leonard S.
Gregory will discuss "Palestrina and
His Contemporaries" at Lane Hall, at
4:15 p.m. tdday.
Association Discussion Group: Dis-
cussion of More's "Utopia" at Lane
Hall tonight at 7:30.
Le Cercle Francais will meet to-
night at 8:00 in the Michigan Leagup.
Dr. Francis Gravit will speak on "la
cuisine francaise." Mr. Harold Fish-
man will play piano works of Debussy.
University of Michigan Flying Club
will meet in 1042 E. Engineering Bldg.
at 8:30 tonight. It is urgent that all
October flying fees and dues for
November be paid at that time.
ROTC Armistice Day Parade:
ROTC Sophomores and Seniors will
fall in for the Armistice Day Parade
at 4:45 p.m. today. ROTC Freshmen
are invited to observe.
Armistice Day Rally: Muic by the
University Band and talks by Prof.
Preston Slosson, Prof. Bryan Rut
from Wayne University, and Dona
O'Connor, '42, Will be presented at the
Armistice Day Rally in Rackham
Auditorium at 8:00 tonight. The rally
is sponsored by the Student Defend-
ers of Democracy.
Sigma. Rho Tau will meet at 7:30
tonight in the Union. Dean A. 1.
Lovell will be the guest speaker for
the evening, his topic being "A Work
Reserve Pool for After the Defense
Effort." All engineers and architects
Hiawatha Club meeting. at the
Union tonight at 7:30. Guest speaker
will bb a representative of the Uni-
versity Alumni Association. All Up-
per Peninsula students invited.
The Tuesday evening concert of
recorded music in the Men's Lounge
of the Rackham Building tonight at
8:00 will feature the following pro-
gaBach, Toccatas and Fugues for Or-
gan (played on the "Praetorius" Or-
gan of Westminster Choir College);
Handel, Concerto in B Minor for
Viola and Chamber Orchestra; and
Beethoven, Concerto in G Major with
Athena Honorary Speech Society
will have a meeting for actives and
pledges tonight at 7:00 in the League,
Kalamazoo Room. Alrmembers must
Mimes Opera Dance Chorus to
meet at 7:15 tonight at the Union.
The Fellowship of Reconciliation
invites anyone interested in an Arm-
istice Day consideration of peace and
peace objectives to meet in Lane Hall
at 7:00 tonight. Rev. C. H. Loucks
will speak briefly followed by a period
of "Meditation for Peace."