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o Attempted Dupe
i Aluminum Drive
U NDER THE TITLE "The Aluminum
Drive Has Done Its Work" an edi-
rial by H. J. Slautterback appeared in these
lumns Tuesday, attacking the decent govern-
ental effort, to divert idle consumers' alumin--
n to. the aid of the defense- program.
The aluminum drive, Miss Slautterback says'
ad as its basis the "colossal lie" that used alum-
rm could be melted and recast into bombers.
ccording to two metallurgical engineers, whom
iss Slautterback interviewed, used aluminum
nnot be so melted and recast but can be con-
rted only into consumers' products. The Amer-
an public was duped, Miss Slautterback charges,
id "now there's the devil to pay." /
O ONE will contest Miss Slautterback's con-
tention that the teakettles and frying pans
1llected in the drive will never find their way in-
the fuselages and wings of bombers and fighter
aanes. In fact, Mayor LaGuardia, whom Miss
autterback describes as "publicity-wise, super-
lesman Mayor LaGuardia," who "put over" the
uminum drive, world be one of the first to
pree with her. In an address at LaGuardia
.eld July 16, five days prior to the opening
the drive, the mayor, as reported by The New
ork Times, " . . . explained that the Office
Production Management had asked the Of-
ce of Civilian Defense, which he directs, to
llect used, scrap, and obsolete aluminum all
er the country so that primary aluminum
uld be used for defense."
The purpose of the aluminum drive, there-
re, clearly was not to collect scrap aluminum
r direct use in aircraft production, but to re-
ase primary, aluminum ?ordinarily used in con-.
:mers products. According to Dr. Francis C.
rary, .director of the Aluminum Company of
merica's research laboratories, "The used alum-
uum utensils would serve very well for other
irposes, such as cast cylinder heads and pistons'
r automobiles and trucks." The' primary alum-
uum, thus released, can be used to expand air-
aft production. Every American housewife who
>nated a frying pan was indirectly building
)mbers for Britain and for defense.
ISS SLAUTTERBACK makes the final error
of turning her attack to the support of iso-
tionism. According to her, the purpose of the
uminum drive was to lead the American people
wards war. "At the time of its initiation tie
nerican people ere still whole-heartedly
:ainst intervention. 'Something was needed to
vaken them, to arouse the war frenzy which
akes war conditions bearable."
Fortunately, such gross misrepresentations of
ct are not typical of the appeals of thoughtful
olationists; and Miss Slautterback's campaign
their support will bring forth no words of com-
endation from them. For they, like the inter-
ntionists, recognize that unfounded statements
n do nothing but defame themselves and their
TO THE EDITOR
ASU Replies To Swander
To the Editor:
HOMER SWANDER believes that Hitler It a
menace to America and will not be defeated
without all-out American aid. He could have
made a constructive contribution to anti-fascist
student sentiment and action by devoting Wed-
nesday's editorial column to hard cold facts
about the menace of Hitler and those who would
appease Hitler in America. Instead, he pre-
ferred to write a hysterical, confusing attack on
one of the foremost anti-fascist organizations on
the campus and entitled his orgy of red-baiting:
The ASU Changes Its Tune.
Mr. Swander treated the American Student
Union as a Communist organization, which he
knows is not true. He justified his name-calling
by the accusation that we follow a "Moscow
line". A less superficial examination of our'
progress will reveal that it has always been an
anti-fascist program in tl e interests of the
T WAS NpT ONLY with words that we sup-
ported the heroic battle of the Spanish loyal-
ists against the fascists. Three of our members
fought in Spain; one died there. Most people to-
day realize that the Munich appeasement policy
was disastrous for America and the world. Yet
the ASU was the only organization, to hold a
rally protesting Munich in 1939. We led the
demand for collective security qparantining the
aggressor by mutual assistance pacts between
the democracies, a policy which would have pre-
vented the outbreak of thepresent war.
The sabotage of the policy of collective secur-
ity led directly to the outbreak of the second
World War, During the war the policy of Munich
was continued: the policy of bargaining with
Hitler in the hope that he would turn his attack
against the Soviet Union. The phony war, the
support of the Finnish bandits, the collapse of
France were all parts of a policy of appeasement.
In the interests of the American people we
advocated neutrality in the war and cooperation
with the Soviet Union and China, not because
we endorsed the Soviet Union's form of govern-
ment but because she was a powerful nation and
a nation at peace. By such cooperation we could
not only have ensured our security but also could
have influenced the entire course of the war
and constituted an insurmouptable barrier to
Hitler's plans for conquering the world.
WHEN HITLER ATTACKED the Soviet Union,
. however, the warring nations could not
seize the opportunity for which they had been
working. Through their own gifts to him, Hitler
has become so strong that a peace with him
today would make Britain or America a puppet
nation. In addition, the peoples of Britain and
America are so strongly anti-fascist that they
would not allow their governments to betray
them again. The belligerent countries were forced
to abandon their Munich policy and fight for
their very existence.
This, then is now a war for national inde-
pendepce of our country and all others. Every
class, every age group has an interet in victory
for the allies.
Today we cannot afford to be complacent
about the outcome of the war. Britain and the
Soviet Union will win only with American all-out
aid. For this reason the ASU has supported
every measure toward campus unity. A move-
ment embracing not only SDD and the ASU,
but also all other groups on the campus would
be an effective answer to the appeasement forces
who claim the state of Michigan for their own.
O SABOTAGE such unity is to follow the
course of some Chinese "liberals" who fear
the "left" elements more thanthey fear Japan.
We may have differences about our past, or
other differences. To discuss our past policies
at great length is to divert attention from the
main issues of today. We may have differences
about how to attain a better America in which
to lie. But to argue endlessly about these dif-
ferences is to allow Hitler to make up our minds
for us. We have a war to win and red-baiting
will not help us to win it.
American Student Union
destroyed-not reformed." He also says, "I be-
lieve that this nation requires a biological purge
if it is to check the growing numbers of the
physically inferior, the mentally ineffective, and
the antisocial . ."
WHEN HOOTON gives the German's ruth-
less slaughter as an example of their
degeneracy and therefore 'advocates their
complete obliteration, isn't he condemning
his own idea? And who will be the final
judge of who should be purged and who
On this shaky foundation, last Thursday in
front of the public, which is ignorant of the ins
and outs of physical anthropology, Hooton came
to a number of startling conclusions. For ex-
ample, he seemed on the verge of fantasy when
he gave physical degeneracy as the reason the
French didn't pay their war debt (the French
war debt would also seem a little out of Hooton's
field). And can this French degeneracy really be
explained by the fact that they were "dragged"
into World War I by the ruthless Germans. Was-
n't Hooton getting a little dogmatic when he con-
tinued by laying the blame for World ' War I
(which also might be considered a little out of his
field) on the Germans? It is generally accepted
that the Germans were a cause of the war, and
perhaps/ even a major cause, but to say they
un,,n FTrVL .ro r-cpa ncrhf ha d1x, narffln+rnJf
WASHINGTON-There will be plenty of fire-
woks at the CIO convention opening in Detroit
Monday, but not over foreign policy if anti-
Lewis leaders can help it.
John L.'s opponents are gunning for bigger
game than rebuking the grandstanding miner
The anti-Lewis forces will concentrate all
their efforts on plans to revise the CIO constitu-
tion to wrest from Lewis the powers by means of
which he has been able largely to control the
organization even though not in the driver's
Specifically, the antis will press for three
1.-To strengthen the authority of President
Phil Murray; 2.-Create a permanent, elective
office of secretary-treasurer at $7,500 a year;
3.-Put the selection and control of subordinate
department officials directly in the hands of
Also, the antis will try to eliminate several
Lewis henchmen from the ranks of the vice-
presidergts and the executive council.
JAMES B. CAREY, former head of the Elec-
J trical and Radio Workers and a vigorous
anti-Lewisite, is now secretary-treasurer by Mur-
ray's appointment. Because he is an appointed
officer, Carey's authority is limited and he has
no power over department officials. The anti-
Lewis forces propose to give him this control
by making the office elective and then electing
The purpose of giving Murray greater control
over ,subordinate CIO officials is to open the
way for getting rid ,of Lee Pressman, general
counsel, and several other close Lewis henchmen
who owe their jobs to him. It will be brought
out at the convention that Pressman is getting
$10,000 a 'year-a salary fixed by Lewis.
Murray Will Run
MURRAY definitely will be a candidate for
He is still convalescing from his recent heart
attack, but 'is greatly improved and is willing to
take , another term provided his authority is
strengthened and Carey is elected secretary-
treasurer to handle the burden of administra-
Outwardly, relations between Lewis and Mur-
ray are friendly, but privately they are not. In-
siders say that when Lewis visited Murray d'ur-
ing his convalescence, Lewis remarked as they
parted: "Well, so long, Phil. It was nice to have
While the strategy of the anti-Lewisites is to
avoid raising an issue over his isdlationism, or
any other extraneous question, they are pre-
pared to fight him on it if he injects the matter
into the convention. There is very bitter feeling
within the CIO against 'Lewis' isolationist stand
anq if he touches off this bombshell he'll be in
for a hot battle.
In Mexico .
THE TEETH OF PROGRESS are
grinding a most cherished institu-
tion in Mexico.
Suppression of the aesthetic soul of the Mexi-
can began last January when consternation was
spread among government employes by an order
that they must work right. through the day
without stopping for their regular afternoon
And now the Chamber of Commerce of the
City of Mexico has asked all department store
clerks to eschew the siesta also, in order to per-
mit' an earlier closing of stores.
THUS FAR, apparently, store clerks have been
too stunned to reply to this order which
strikes at the very roots of the siesta, sybaritic
slumber of sunny southern afternoons. For the
siesta is to the Mexican what air is to a bird-it
frees him from the mundane realities of life. It
is the oldest of Mexican institutions-older than
the first Spanish conquistadores, older, than
Montezuma and the legend of Quetzacotl.
But it is a waster of time. Previous attempts
to abolish it have failed notably. Perhaps Presi-
dent Avila Camacho can succeed where others
did not. For no subscriber to the siesta is this
newest of Mexican leaders. In fact, he is the
very antithesis of that lethargic frame of mind,
arising at 6 a.m., despising those conservatives
who sleep in the daytime and frequently working
far into the night.
APPARENTLY he has succeeded in instilling
into his subordinates some of his own fire,
for no report from Mexico has carried news that
the ban on the siesta in government offices has
failed. But putting it into effect among private
citizens-that is a far different thing.
For, among other things, the siesta has be-
come a tradition. And the leader of one of
Mexico's neighbor nations has found that tradi-
tion is a difficult thing to monkey with-even
when it is such a simple tradition as having
Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday.
by a people so crazy with violence and
Of course, any scientist like Hooton, as every
American. still has his right to freedom of sneech.
0 Get Hep,
By TOM THUMB
AMERICA is a funny animal.
One aspect of American culture
that strikes me as being peculiar is
the nonsensical words of her songs,
both popular and standard.
There is no American word which
is more standard than Ihome on the
Range. Have you ever stopped to
analyze the meaning of the lyric to
Mr. Roosevelt's favorite song? Well,
shut up and listen:
OH. GIVE ME A HOME WHERE
THE BUFFALO ROAM,
AND THE DEER AND THE AN-
Is it possible to imagine Fanyone,
much less the President of the United
States, wanting a home with animals
walking all over it? If you've ever
awakened with a horse in your bed,
you'll know that's bad enough, but to
have deer, antelope and-yes, buffalo
messing up your good carpets and
stampeding your furniture-egad!
WHERE SELDOM IS HEARD A
It may sound good. but try to imag-
ine a society in which nobody ever
di:ccurage- anyone. For instance, the
baby decides he's going to eat Papa's
salary check. Don't discourage him.
Go right ahead. Chauncey, Papa'll get
another one in two weeks. Positively
AND THE SKIES ARE NOT
CLOUDY ALL DAY
What day? Cheer up, Frank. There
are very few days anywhere when
the sky's cloudy all of the time. Now,
don't you worry your little head bald'
about the clouds. You're not asking
much there, and I think we can grant
your request, but the buffalo and the
antelope-well, I don't know.
* * * '
0UR NEXT analysis is of a typical
popular song, obviously penned
by a reformed incendiarist.
I DON'T WANT TO SET THEf
WORLD ON FIRE.
Now look. All of Europe and Asia
going up in smoke-sabotage over
here, the interventionists and the iso-
lationists all going up in smoke-and
along comes a guy who says he does-
n't want to start any fires. O.K.,
you're too late anyway.
I JUST WANT TO START THE
FLAME IN YOUR HEART
Oh, so that's your game, is it? He
wants to give somebody a severe case
of heartburn. Electrocution is too
good for guys like that.
IN MY HEART THERE IS BUT
AND THAT ONE IS YOU, NO
OTHER WILL DO.
Look. bub, in your heart there are
two auricles and two ventricles, thick
muscular walls, tricuspid, mitral and
semilunar valves, and blood. That's
all. Nothing else.
LET'S SKIP to a ballad popular
several season ago which lends
itself particularly well to analysis:
OUT OF THE DARKNESS YOU
Black magic! First you see it then
you don't. Or vice versa. Science is
grand, ain't it?
YOU SMILED AND I WAS TAK-
EN BY SURPRISE, N
Why the surprise? Did she have
green teeth? Or a yellow tongue,
I GUESS I SHOULD HAVE SEEN
RIGHT THROUGH YOU,
Isn't it sort of cold to be going
without a slip, kid?
BUT THE MOON GOT IN MY
Neatest trick of the week. Paging
Mr. Ripley. The moon's diameter is
2,160 miles. The average diameter of
the human eye is about one inch.
Figure it out for yourself, folks.
I WAS SO THRILLED WITH
THE LOVE YOU VOLUN-
I GAVE MY HEART WITHOUT
He: Who will volunteer?
He: Wow! Here, have a heart. With
your low blood pressure, you need it
more than I do.
I THOUGHT A KINGDOM WAS
THAT I WOULD HAVE A
FIGHT TO CLAIM,
This is too silly. Figure it out for
BUT. WITH THE MORNING'S
I DIDN'T HAVE A DREAM TO
What's happened here, is obviously
this: The babe. whose name is
"Too bad Joe and Ed couldn't come-they got some cracked ideas about
preferring warm fires and easy chairs to this."
DAI LY OFF I CIAL BULLETIN.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1941
VOL. LII. No. 41
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Choral Union Concert: Giovanni
Martinelli and Ezio Pinza will give a
joint program of songs, arias, and
duets, in the Choral Union Concert
Series, Tuesday, November 18, at 8:30
o'clock, in Hill Auditorium. A limit-
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and succeeding concerts, are avail-
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Student Recital: On Sunday, No-
GRIN AND BEAR IT By Lichty
C ~ 'C
H ootdn's Argumrent
Raises Questions .
HARVARD'S eminent Professor Hooton
giving scientific sanction to blood