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NIGHT EDITOR: DAN BEHRMAN
The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
Ipcrease U. S. Danger . ..
The world's largest flying boat, 140,000
pounds of winged might capable of flying to
Europe and back without a stop, was
launched today with full naval ceremony, an
honot heretofore reserved for the men o'war
of Uncle Sam's Navy.
The Reply Churlish
THE SCENE is a waterfront beer garden in
Jersey City. At the rear may be seen boats
steaming slowly back and forth, and in ,the
beer garden because I have always liked beer is
a beer tap, a slot machine, a nickelodeoxr, sev-
eral tables with chairs, a brass band, ten cheap
politicians, a society woman, and a bartender,
none of whom move during the action of the
As the curtain rises, there are seventeen people
seated at the tables, some of whom are Charley,
an old barfly, Gertrude, a reformed you-know-
what, John, a young poet who doesn't know it
and strings telephone lines for a living, and is
going to love Gertrude before this thing is over,
Pete, a valve trombone player who lost his
trombone at the American Legion convention
in 1933, and now plays the mandolin, Urk, a
trained seal who can toss four barrels into the
air at once and catch them all on his nose,
except right now his timing is off a little, but
will come back when he hears Pete play the
mandolin, An Unidentified Man who sits before
the juke box waiting to hear a Bing Crosby rec-
ord but keeps getting the wrong'number so it
always comes out Maria Elena, which he doesn't
like, Al,, an ex-racketeer who had a corner on
the diaper laundry collection business in Chicago
before the Grand Jury got Capone and now Al
sells dirty postcards and supports the Communist
Party, Trixie, an unreformed you-know-what,
Old Nell, who is really little Nell grown up, but
she can't remember a thing since the Boer War,
and now she peddles roses and violets in front
of the town's finest hotel and is secretly mar-
ried to the doorman, and others. Other people,
I mean, not doormen, not Old Nell.
We see first that a square dance is in prog-
ress in the Scandinavian Hall upstairs; because
dust falls, from the ceiling at regular intervals,
and in a fairly regular pattern. Next we see that
none of the people in the beer garden care a
damn anyhow because they are all drunk except
the Unidentified Man-who stands for aspira-
tion, the American Public waiting for that man
to get out of the White House, and aspirin, and
the Ages. He doesn't drink anything, but keeps
feeding the juke with impatient little snorts of
anticipation. John (the young poet, unpublished
but all soul) turns to Gertrude, and after sipping
meditatively at his beer, says: -
"In the world there are all kinds of grass, all
kinds of people, andyou and me. I don't mean
I want to change all that, but whenI look in
your eyes, I think about all the wonderful things,
about Hoboken and Plattsville, and cars roaring
through the night, and trains coming into a
depot, and we'll walk where snow has never
been, I'll do anything in the world for you, even
Gertrude: (throwing her beer in his face)
Ha ha ha ha ha. (This laugh must somehow
catch the full spirit of bitterness in Gertrude, I
think maybe you had better have her wipe the
beer lovingly off John's face, weeping then softly
into her beery handkerchief, while Trixie casts
insinuating glances in the direction of Pete, and
Charley: Yes sir, it was back in Carson
City, Nevada, nineteen-hunderd 'n' ten, 'n' I
was fighting Johnny Dundee, the Scotch wop,
fifty-five rounds in a gale of wind, 'n comin' up
a blizzard." (he stands up and squares off, ad-
vancing slowly in a fighter's shuffle across the
flbor, signifying the patient spirit, and eventual
revolution of all the people who have been re-
jected by Story magazine.)
(Urk falls under the table. The barrels roll
bask and forth across the floor. Pete seizes his
mandolin and begins to sing a cowboy ballad in
a sad high voice. The Unidentified Man-who
is all the people we have ever watched who
waited for things, and likes Bing Crosby, puts
another nickel in the juke, and the strains of
Maria Elena mingle with Pete's song.)
Gertrude: "I'm afraid. It's been so---"
John: "Yes, hasn't it."
passing a revised law to make ill gal any strikes
intended to coerce the government and delay
the defense program. Furthermore, there should
be a provision of the law compelling the Unions
to make a public yearly financial statement. This
report is an absolute necetsity, for the reason
there is so much racketeering is largely because
this has not been compulsory in the past. With
such a Union grab bag to draw from, the present
system is an actual invitation to dishonesty.
Moreover, in view of the present situation, there
should be a provision to forbid "sympathy"
strikes, that is, prevent strikes not having direct
bearing upon the dispute in the industry.
T HERE are relatively few people who do not
admit that the idea of labor unions is in itself
a good one. They are necessary to preserve the
rights of the "little fellow" and to prevent undue
exploitation by big companies. However, the
same people will maintain that the labor unions
have gone too far and are getting out of control.
It is the practices not the principles of labor
unions which are objected to. The blame for the
continued unrest can be placed, not on the union
members, but on the leaders who are using the
war and its suffering to push their own ends.
It is labor leadership that keeps the fight going
strong and holds to the "rule or ruin" principle.
IT MUST DO Hitler's heart good to hear of the
continued strikes in the nation which. is
working to become the arsenal of democracy. Let
the Labor leaders answer this: What good will
WASHINGTON-No one ever would have sus-
pected that Averell Harriman, son of the great
railroad magnate and one of . the wealthiest
young men in the United States, ever would get
on friendly terms with Josef Stalin, dictator of
Harriman, a large shareholder in the Union
Pacific and Illinois Central railroads, and West-
ern Union, represents the acme of the capitalist
system which Stalin has fought all his life. In
addition, Harriman had a personal row with
Soviet Russia several years ago during which
they euchred him out of a valuable manganee
But despite all this, Harriman's eyes almost
glow today when he talks of Stalin. He calls
him a "great guy," tells how tough and fore-
seeing he is, has unbounded confidence in Sta-
lin's leadership, and is convinced Russia will
Harriman's friends smile a bit at this, wonder
if Averell isn't too emotional, or they figure he
was shown too much Russian hospitality and not
enough grim reality at the front.
However, another man who came back glow-
ing about Russia is William L. Batt, lIg Phila-
delphia manufacturer who makes SKF ball-
bearings and isa director of various other big
business enterprises. Batt can't say ; enough
good about Russian morale and resistance in
It is true, of course, that most of the Harri-
man mission did not get around Russia very
much. However, one man who did is General
James Burns, a hard-boiled army officer, who
went from Moscow south through the Caucasus,
down through Iran, and back home via Egypt
and Africa. Burns saw plenty and seems to be
just as strong for the Russians as Harriman and
One of the things which impressed him was
the manner in which the Russians were saving
their industrial materials in the face of the Nazi
advance. Fleets of trucks, plus hundreds of rail-
road cars brought from the Trans-Siberian, were
loaded up with machinery. Almost whole fac-
tories were transported from the line of advance
to be set up behind the Ural Mountains. And
after the cars and trucks were completely loaded,
women and children perched atop the cargoes.
This evacuation of precious industrial materi-
als is one reason for the tremendous number of
trucks which the United States is sending the
It was this enthusiasm which persuaded the
President to stop planes, tanks, artillery actually
en route to U.S. Army camps and send them to
Boston for transshipment to Archangel. Real
fact is that although one billion in credits has
been extended Russia, another billion will be
TO THE EDITOR
To the Editdr:
SEEING the University of Michigan Band out
drumming up trade for the Student Defend-
ers of Democracy the 9kher night came to us as
a pretty big shock.
We like the U. of M. Band. We think it's a
darned fine organization. In fact, we know
we've never seen a better one. But when the
boys go marching over to give the opening fea-
ture foV' a progiam aiming to put the United
States into "immediate total war," we wonder
what the heck is coming off around here.
We know-that the Band plays as ordered, and
the Band, itself, was not responsible for this
display. But we wondered how this order hap-
pened to be, issued. We don't think the Michigan
Band has any business promoting any side of any
political question. The Band is a representative
of the University of Michigan and of the student
body. As such we feel that it should maintain a
strictly non-partisan attitude. ,
Wondering if it were the general policy of the
University to permit the Band to play for politi-
cal groups, the matter was investigated, and we
were subjected to a number of additional shocks.
Although the general "tenor" of the SDD
meeting was known before the authorization was
given, this factor was not considered when the
order to the Band was sent out! TheeBand, so
it was said, will be authorized to play upon the
request of any duly recognized studentiorganiza-
tion, regardless of its political activities. In the
face of this claim of impartiality, it was blandly
announced that the U.S. is already at war, and,
if we Americans are not going to support the
President's policy, we might as well give up the
As far as this particular complaint is con-
cerned, weedon't give a hoot whether we are in
the war or not. We don't care if the faculty or
our fellow students favor intervention or are
ardent pacifists.,But, as loyal Michigan students,
we do care to see our Band maintain the pres-
tige that it has always had. Innocent as this
affair jmay have been, it may soon develop that
the Michigan Band will be used as a tool to
further the interests of partisan University
We don't want this to happen. We want the
Band to remain the represeni tat ive of Michigan
r HERE was more in this piece fof- news than
.merely an announcement of an airplane's
conpletion. There was in this news a damning
commentary on "practical isolationists."
Ietting drop for the moment any political or
idealistic arguments which either the isolationists
or interventionists present, let us consider the
"realistic" analysis of the problem, as presented
by such experts as ex-Col. Lindbergh. They claim
that this country is invulnerable to attack at
the present time, that the aeroplane is not a
threat to us, since it has not sufficient range or
load carrying capacity. Perhaps they are correct,
although there are many who would dispute the
fact. However in their argument there is an
apparent weakness, readily seen after reading
such news items as mentioned above.
THE ISOLATIONISTS base everything on the
"present." For them there is no future. Aero-
planes will stay as they are, ships will stay as
they are, guns will stay as they are. Nothing ever
moves forward if we would believe them.
Put the argument to yourself in a logical fash-
ion. If great technological strides have been
made in the past, bringing the borders of all
nations closer and closer together, is there not
every reason to believe that this same trend will
continue. If in four decades man's ability to
travel over the earth's surface has increased al-
most fivefold; if in four decades weapons of
destruction have hadt a parallel increase, is it not
a fool's paradise that we live in, feeling that
we will be safe from attack in a hostile world,
because we are safe from attack today.
Remember, military experts are wary of our
position in the hostile world of today. How much
more'so are they justified in contemplating with
alarm the more technologically advanced world
Hinder Arming . .
SS the Roosevelt administration fi-
nally waking up? Ever since the
Wagner Act was passed the government has es-
tablished elaborate machinery to protect the
working man. It has followed an attitude of
outright appeasement, and for its pains, has been
faced with an increasing number of strikes in
defense industries. Time and again the employ-
ers are forced to accept the decisions of the arbi-
tration board, but if the Unions don't agree they
can keep up the strike.
Roosevelt has finally declared that labor must
for'ego strikes in the interest of defense. His
words, evidently4 reflect the opinion of a vast
majority of the American people, for according
to the latest Gallup Poll, 73% of the people
think the government should forbid strikes in
defense industries, while only 23% think they
should be permitted, and 4% have no opinion.
GRIN AND BEAR IT
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The Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information has re-
ceived notice of the following United
States Civil Service Examinations.
Salary and closing date are noted
in each case:
Assistant Accountant and Auditor,
$2,600. November 28. 1941.
Principal Acctg. and Auditing Asst.,
$2,300, November 28, 1941.
Health Education Consultant, $3,-
800. December 11', 1941.
Assoc. Education Consultant, $3,-
200, December 11, 1941.
Asst. Education Consultant, $2,600,
December 11, 1941.
Teacher In Indian Community and
Boarding Schools, December 11, 1941.
Junior Communications Operator,
until further notice.
Chief Radio Mechanic-Technician,
$2,600, until further notice.
Principal Radio Mechanic-Techni-
cian, $2,300, until further notice.
Senior, $2,000, until further notice.
Radio Mechanic-Technician, $1,-
800, until further notice.
Assistant, $1,620, until further no-
Junior, $1,440, untif further notice.
Inspector of Hats, $2,000, until fur-
Inspector of Miscellaneous Sup-
plies, $2,000, until further notice.
Inspector of Textiles, $2,000, until
Junior Inspector of Textiles, $1,620,
until further notice.
Inspector of Clothing, $2,000, un-
til further notice. I
Junior Inspector of Clothing, $1,-
620, until further notice.
Junior Graduate Nurse, $1,620,
until further notice.
Junior Public Health Nurse, $1,800,
until further notice.
Public Health Nurse, $2,000, until
Graduate Nurse, General Staff
Duty, 1,800, until further notice.
Senior Instructor (Fort Knox, Ky.),
$4,600, until further notice.
Instructor, $3,800, until further
Associate ,Instructor, $3,200, until'
Assistant Instructor, $2,600, until
Junior Instructor, $2,000, until fur-
Border Patrolman, $2,000, Novem-
ber 28, 1941.
Senior Inspector, Naval Ordnance,
$2,600, until further notice.
Inspector, Naval Ordnance, $2,300,
until further notice.
Associate Inspector, Naval 'Ord-
nance, $2,000, until further notice.
Assistant Inspector, Naval Ord-
nalice, $1,800, until further notice.
Junior Inspector, Naval Ordnance,
$1,620, until further notice.
Librarian (Technical Processes),
$3,000, December 4, 1941.
The Bureau of Appointments has
also received notice from the Public
§chool of the District of Columbia,
Office of the Board of Examiners,
Divisions X-XIII, Washington, D.C.,
that examinations for licenses to
teach non-academic subjects will be
given Monday, Tuesday, and Wednes-
day, December 15, 16, and 17, 1941.
These examinations are for the pub-
lic (colored) day schools of the Dis-
Arict of Columbia. Time and place
of these examinations is contained
in the notice on file at the Bureau
of 'Appointments. Office hours 9-12,
Bureau of Appointments andi
Zoology Seminar tonight at 7:30,
Amphitheater, Rackham Building.
Reports by Mr. Joseph P. Harris, Jr.,
on "Mechanical effects of water tur-
burence on certain fresh-water plank-
tgrs" and Mr. O. Whitney Young on
,Ahimnological investigation of peri-
phyton in Douglas Lake, Michigan."
History 11, Lecture Group H: Mid-
semester'examination Monday, No-
vember 17, at 2:00 p.m. Mr. Hoskins'
and Mr. Usher's sections will meet in
Room 25 A.H.; Mr. Meier's and Mr.
Willcox's sections will meet in Room
231 A.H. All others will meet in Na-
tural Science Auditorium.
History 49: Mid-semester, 10 a.m.,
Thursday, Nov. 13. Room B Haven
Hall, Adams-Low. Room 231 A. H.,
Master's Candiates in History:
The language examination will be giv-
en at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November
14, in Room B, Haven Hall. Candi-
dates must bring their own diction-~
aries. Copies of old examinations are
on file in the Basement Study Hall
of the General Library.
Doctoral Examination for Mr. Or-
son Whitney Young, Zoology; the-
sis: "A Limnological Investigation of
Periphyton in Douglas Lake, Michi-
gan," today at 8:00 a.m. in 3089 Na-
tural 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
day, November 15 from 8:00 to 12:00
in Barbour Gymnasium.
Upper class and graduate women:
Instruction will be given in ice skat-
ing, badminton, beginning swimming,
plays and . games for children, and
body conditioning. Students -ter-
ested in joining these classes should
register Friday, November 14, and
Saturday, November 15, in Office 14,
Choral Union Concert: Giovanni
Martinelli and Ezio Pinza will give a
joint prog'am of songs; arias, and
duets, in the Choral Union Concert
Series, Tuesday, November 18, at 8:30
o'clock, in Hill Auditorium. A limit-
ed number of tickets for this concert,
and succeeding concerts, are avail-
able at the offices of the University
Musical Society in Burton Memorial
Charles A. Sink, President
Student Recital: On Sunday, No-
vember 16. five of the members of
the class of 1941 will present a recital
in Lydia Mendelssohn Theater. Those
participating are Margaret Martin,
Soprano, Sara Titus and Edward Or-
mond, Violinists, and Harold Fish-
man and John Wolaver, Pianists. The
program, scheduled for 4:15 p.m. and
open to the general public, is given
under the- direction of Professors
Hackett, Brinkman and Besekirsky,
members of the faculty of the School
:Anne O'Hare McCormick, distin-
guished foreign correspondent and
journalist, will speak tonight at 8:15
in Hill Auditorium. Miss McCor-
mick is presentedl by the Oratorical
Association as ther second number
on the current lecture series and will
speak on the subject, "Ourselves and
Europe." Tickets will be on sale today
at the box office, Hill Auditorium.
Junior and Senior Medicdi Stu-
dents: The second annual f'rank Nor-
man Wilson Lecture in Cardiology
will be given by Dr. Roy Wesley Scott
on Wednesday, November 19, at 1:00
p.m. in the Hospital Amphitheater.
Dr. Scott, who is Professor of Clinical
Medicine at Western Reserve Univer-
sity School of Medicine in Cleveland,
will speak on "Latent Syphilis as a
Cause of Heart Disease." It will be
given before the students of the
Junior and Senior Medical Classes
and Faculty of the Medical School as
well as the Staff of the University
Hospital. Classes will be dismissed
from 1:00 until 2:00 q'clock only on
that day, for the above students to
attend the lecture.
French Lecture: Professor Rene
Talamon, of the Romance Language
Department, will open the seriqs of
French lectures sponsored by the
Cercle Francais. The title of his lec-
ture is: "Une heure de prose et de
poesie" and will be given on Tuesday,
November 18, at 4:15 p.m. in Room D,
Alumni Memorial Hall.
Tickets for the series of lectures
may be procured from the Secretary
of the Department of Romance Lan-
guages (Room 112, Romance Lan-
guage Building) or at the door at the
time of the lecture for a small sum.
Holders of these tickets are entitled
to admission to all lectures, a small
additional charge being made for the
annual play. These lectures are open
to the general public.
To the Members of the Depart-
ments of Latin and Greek: There will
be a departmental luncheon today
at 12:10 p.m. in the Founders' ioom
at the Michigan Union.
The Observatory Journal Club will
"It was unusual to hear Henry talk so long-he hardly opens his
mouth around the house."
invited. See Bulletin for room num-
ber in the League.
Jewish-Gentile Relations Seminar
at Lane Hall at 7:30 tonight. Repre-
sentatives from all campus religious
groups, and all others interested, are
requested to be present in order to
set up trialogue teams, and to plan
for the seminar's research for the
Inter-Guild Luncheon, open to In-
ter-Guild Council members, and
members of any student Protestant
Guild, will be held at Lane Hall this
Michigan Outing Club will meet
today at 4:30 p.m. in the Union. The
room number will be psted on the
bulletin board. At this meeting plans
will be made for a supper cook-out
this week-end. If unable to attend
but interested, phone 'either Dan
Saulson (9818) or Libby Mahlhian
(2-4471) before Saturday noon.
Social Committee of the Pre-Medi-
cal Society today at 5:00 p.m. Please
meet under the clock at Angell Hall.
Panhellenic Social Standards Chair-
men: There will be an important
meeting of the Social Standards
Committee today at 4:30 p.m. in the
League Council Room. Be sure that
your house is represented.
' Girls' Cooperative Houses: There
will be an interview today at 5:00
p.m. at the Palmer House, 1511
Washtenaw, for all those interested
in making application to girl' co-
operative houses. The interview will
be held by the Intercooperative Per-
Interyiewing of all women who pe-
titioned for class officers' positions
will be done by the Women's Judic-
iary Committee in the Undergraduate
Office of the League today from 3:30
until 5:30. Please come as early as
possible. Bring your eligibility cards.
Bridge Tournament: The fifth in
the series of Duplicate Bridge tour-
naments will be held tonight in the
Michigan League, 7:15-11:00. The
room will be posted on the League
Bulletin Board. Students, faculty,
and townspeople are cordially invited.
Cabaret Committee of Soph Caba-
ret:, There will be no meeting of the
Cabaret Committee today because of
the style show. The next meeting
will be Thursday, Nov. 27. Those
who have reports to make, contact
the ,chairman immediately.
Michigan Dames Bridge Group
will meet tonight at :0 p.i. in the
Women's Archery Club meets at
4:15 p.m. today on indor range at
Women's Athletic Building.
Sophomore Cabaret Decorations
Committee will meet today at 3:00
p.m. in the League.
Graduate Dance: An informal
radio-record dance will be held in the
Assembly Hall of the Rackhiam
Building on Saturday, Nov. 15,nfrom
9-12 p.m. All graduate students and
faculty welcome. Bridge, refres-
ments and novelty door prize.-Small
The Coffee Hour for Students of
Latin and Greek will be held in the
West Conference Room of Rackham
Building Friday, November 14, at 4:15
Physical. Education-Women Stu-
dents: Exemption tests in team spots
and dancing will be given on Friday
afternoon, November 14'from 2:00 to