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Labor Also Strikes
To Eat Decently .
WHENEVER we hear the plea to cut
out strikes these days, we think
back' to a Washington Merry-Go-Round of sev-
eral weeks ago. There is a large group of people
who are demanding of the government an ef-
fective brake to be put on strikes for an in-
creed wage scale in defense industries. Pre-
clous time is lost, they point out, time that could
be used towards making munitions for battling.
Britain. We are not concerned with jurisdic-
tional or closed shop strikes in this editorial.
But we are concerned with those who make the
blanket claim that there is no cause for labor to
demand higher pay.
It has been the policy of American newspapers
for as long as we can remember to play up every
strike that came along. Pictures are plentifully
supplied of bleeding strike breakers, beaten by
the animal-like union men-goaded on to greater
crimes against organized industry by the union
leaders, (synonym, racketeers).
But when it comes to giving the reasons for
the strike, labor's reasons, from responsible labor
leaders, there is a death-like silence in the pa-
pers. And when the people read these newspa-
per accounts of strikes they demand that some-
thing be done to curb labor's right to strike, the
right that keeps America a democracy as well as
"free enterprise." They appeal to the govern-
ment, and here, quoted from the Washington
Merry-Go-Round, is a sample of whom they
xre appealing to:
"The Price Control bill was drafted by Price
Administrator Leon Henderson after weeks of
careful study, and turned over to the Banking
Committee in July. The Committee had nothing
on its docket, could have considered it imme-
diately, but recessed for a month instead, so the
boys could go home to look over their political
" ..... In the wasted three months, price in-
dexes have soared and all sorts of economic,
financial and social complications have resulted
Fvery housewife can tell you that prices have
risen sky high, that she needs more money to
keep a decent table. And labor is striking to
keep a decent table too, for it takes more than
patriotism to keep the workers eating. There
has, been no adequate adjustment between rising*
wage scales and mounting prices. It is a race
in which the wage scale is lagging far behind.
It requires a high wage these days to keep up
the boast of "the American-standard of living,"
and labor is determined that it will not relin-
quish that standard, that it will fight to keep it.
.But the labor baiters in Washington hurry
home to polish the apple with their constituents
and suggest "restraints" and "cooling-off peri-
ods" when they have the iheans of cutting down
strikes awaiting their pleasure-on -their Wash-
ington desks.. Equate rents, food prices, lux-
uries, clothes, movies, gas, cars, almost any item,
with prices a year ago before you send that
telegram off to your Congressman. Or perhaps
you can save the price, he may be home, trying
to guarantee his re-election by telling you that
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WASHINGTON-The heroism of the R.A.F. is
one of the most glorious pages in all military
history, but as an independent air force its days
No publicity has been given the matter, but a
mission of British air officers is in the U.S.
studying our Air Corps organization preparatory
to remodelling the R. A. F. along the same lines.
After more than two years of active war ex-
perience, the British have decided that an in-
dependent air force is not the most efficient
method of handling air power. They consider
the U. S. Army system of an integrated air com-
mand much more effective, and are planning to
make extensive changes in the R.A.F. set-up.
This is highly significant in view of the loud
clamor in certain congressional quarters for tak-
ing the Air Corps out of the Army and givng it
an independent status.
Hearings on such a bill were scheduled for
last month, but were postponed by Senator Bob
Reynolds, oft-married, isolationist chairman of
the Military Affairs committee, to enable/him to
honeymoon with his 20-year-old heiress bride.
Reynolds is a strong advocate of an independent
Meanwhile, the War Department is quietly
formulating some changes in the Air Corps com-
mand to be announced shortly. These changes
will give airmen an even greater voice in the
Army than they have had under the revision
announced by Secretary Stimson last summer.
Under the Stimson reorganization, five Air
Support Commands were established, and an Air
Corps officer was elevated to the rank of Lieu-
tenant General and made commander of the
Panama Canal and all the Caribbean defenses.
Now the inside word is that the vital Alaskan
defenses soon will be put unler an Air general
and the same also may be done in Hawaii.
Also, one of the new commanders of the four
citizen armies may be an Air Corps officer, pro-
moted to the rank of Lieutenant General.
Those five Republican Congressmen who ac-
cepted the invitation to fly to Great Britain as
guests of the New York newspaper "PM', re-
ceived the full blessing of the President before
they departed, plus a piece of advice.
The group, led by Representative Joseph C.
Baldwin of New York, a strong supporter of the
Administration's foreign policy, told Roosevelt
that it planned to obtain firt-hand information
on the effectiveness of U. S. lend-lease aid as
well as an over-all picture of wartime economic
conditions in England.
The President replied that he was in full accord
with the aims of the trip, which, he said, pro-
vided. a "marvelous opportunity" to study British
morale, home defense and industrial production
at close range.
"But I want to put you on your guard about
one thing," he grinned. "Don't be surprised if te
officials you meet over'there drop everything for
a spot of tea at four o'clock in the afternoon.
The British people-in peace or war-don't travel
at the hectic pace to which we are accustomed,
and they shouldn't be criticized for it.
"I know, because I spent some time in Great
Britain during the last war."
Lewis On Hillman
According to insiders, one job John L. Lewis
Some Like It Smooth
Some Like It Hot
Two popular albums are on the slate for re-
view today. The first is one of a series released
some time ago by Decca, but nevertheless worthy
of mention-in fact a must for all lovers of real
I'm speaking of Decca's Gems of Jazz series,
which consists of three albums of hitherto un-
released masterpieces of the world's leading
jazzmen. Volume two of the set, which I shall
review today, features the following experts: Ray
Bauduc, Bunny Berigan, Pete Brown, Benny
Carter, Dick Clark, Cozy Cole, Israel Crosby
Benny Goodman, Bobby Hackett, Joe Harris,
Cliff Jackson, Nate Kazebier, Billy Kyle, Joe
Marsala, Eddie Miller, Allen Reuss, Edgar Samp-
son and Jess Stacy.
These great artists are divided into the fol-
lowing ,.combinations: Gene Krupa ~axld his.
Chicagoans, Bunny Berigan and his Blue Boys,
Pete Brown and his Jump Band, and two piano
solo records by Jess Stacy.
It is extremely difficult to say which of the
six discs in this set is the best, for they all excel
in their own fields of jazz. As Leonard G. Fea-
ther, jazz expert, says in his introduction to the
album, in this series all types of jazz are repre-
sented, "there is only one common denominator:
all the records are first-class swing music.''
"Jazz does not have to be departmentalized
to be good. Many musicians . .. . do play in a
style that typifies a particular school of jazz
thought, but all of them have a number of ele-
ments in common, and more important than any
subdivision of jazz styles is the basic concept of
swing style itself."
"The men who made the music in this album
may be from Chicago or New York or New Or-
leans; they may be colored or white; but when
they got together in the studio all they remem-
bered was that they were expected to play good
hot jazz. And that . . . . is what gets results."
Victor's newest popular album is entitled From
the Golden Pares of Melody. and is plaved by a
plans to do at the CIO convention opening in
Detroit tomorrow is to lay out OPM Associate
Director Sidney Hillman good and plenty.
This will be nothing new, because next to
Franklin Roosevelt, Hillman, who as president of
the Amalgamated Clothing Workers union
helped found the CIO, is Lewis's pet hate. What
will be new is that Lewis will blast Hillman at
a CIO convention.
It was not always that way between them.
Just two short years ago Lewis heaped lavish
praise on Hillman with the same ardor that he
now lashes him.
In the CIO News of September 25, 1939, ap-
peared a three-column article signed by Lewis
acclaiming Hillman in the most flattering terms.
Headed "Sidney Hillman-a Great American,"
the article reviews a biography written by George
Soule. Here's what Lewis said.
"It is hard on the author1 of a book about
Sidney Hillman to have me comment on it. That
is because in a good many years of close asso-
ciation with the man I have grown to know him
and to feel a respect and affection for him that
no author could easily express in a book. Sidney
Hillman is one of the great Americans of ' this
generation. The author is right when -he says
that Sidney Hillman 'represents something es-
sentially American, the best in the American
"Sidney Hillman's success is written in terms
of dollars and cents, but not for himself. His
success is measured by dollars and cents of hun-
dreds of thousands of Americans who work for
their living. His success is engraved forever
in the lives of American workers, constituting
a mohument more lasting than any of granite."
If you fly the airlines a year from now, you
may find the plane equipped with a parachute
platform and a "blister" for a gun mounting.
Airlines had a hard struggle to get any new
equipment at all. Last year, it was seriously pro-
posed to curtail commercial flying and devote
all airplane production to military uses. But
the airlines made a survey which showed that
a large percentage of their traffic was connected
with defense' business, and they won priority'
for construction of 228 commercial planes up to
mid-1943. Of these, 138 will be completed next
WjHAT OF RELIGION and
the public schools?
The state of New York has legislated "re-
leased-time" for pupils from the public schools
to attend church classes, when parents make
request. The superintendent of schools in the
city of Chicago has asked that provision for such
education be made in that city. Pittsburgh pro-
vides public credit for religion studies by the
students in curch classes. Here are the major
incidents which made this a public issue.
The aim is to improve American life, to be
sure. The assumption is that knowledge of the
Bible, the, worship of God, familiarity with the
sacraments of religion, leadership of the minis-
ters, if extended to all pupils, would strengthen
faith, improve conduct and restore thAt assur-
ance which seemed to imbue democratic life
prior to the industrial and scientific period. A
worthy goal, no doubt, but is the problem so
Children, by the weekday released-time plan
of religious education, it is assumed, will be
taught by trained teachers and given an educa-
tion in religion which will compare favorably
with the public school teaching. Will they be so
taught? Who is preparing the teachers for that
noble task? Where is the supply from which
churches may draw as these schools are being
installed at present? What system of instruction
comparable to the elaborate Colleges of Educa-
tion, Departments of Public Instruction and
Teacher Training Institutes will keep up a sup-
ply of expert church school teachers, superin-
tendents and principles?
If we grant that the application of religious
teaching to our democratic way of life is a de-
sirable advance, as I do grant, then we who are
at a University have a distinct responsibility. In
the curriculum of Michigan are fifty courses
grouped as a "Degree Program in Religion and
Ethics" in which any junior with the necessary
prerequisites may enroll and receive his A.B. de-
gree when sixty hours of credit is accumulated.,
Ours is the first State University to accomplish
this overture to religious education.
However, though this concentration has
been offered four semesters, only three hun-
dred are in any one of the courses which
definitely deal with religion and not one
junior arrived with prerequisites enough to
take the degree program this semester.
That is about how interested we are in re-
ligion within our democracy.
Something like it is apparent throughout the
United States. In fact, it seldom occurs to a
university student that it is in his power to aid
his culture and to invigorate his country or to
weaken it by the university training he selects.
No short-cut can bring one to his destination
ready for the task which he started to perform.
If we are to have a democracy which thrives
because the individuals in it are strong, then
during generation after generation, someone-
many persons-must study for democracy. Why
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1941
VOL. I.. No. 43
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletinis constructive notice to all
members of the University.
Public Health Assembly: An assem-
bly of all students in Public Health
will be held on Tuesday, November
18. at 4:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of
the W. K. Kellogg Foundation Insti-
tute. Dr. Haven Emerson, Professor
Emeritus of Public Health Practice,
Columbia University and Lecturer in
Public Health Practice. University of
Michigan, will speak on "Uniformity
of Procedure in Communicable Dis-
ease Control." Students are expected
to be present.
The Automobile Regulation will be
lifted over Thanksgiving from Wed-
nesday, Nov. 19, at 12 Noon until
Friday, Nov. 21, at 8:00 a.m. Cars
which are brought into Ann Arbor
during this period must be taken out
of town by 8:00 Friday morning,
Nov. 21. Students are hereby noti-
fied that the Automobile Regulation
will be enforced as usual over the
Thanksgiving week-end and that no
additional driving privileges will be
Office of the Dean of Students
House Heads, 'Dormitory Directors,
and Sorority Chaperons: Closing
hour for Wednesday, November 19, i15
1:30 a.m. and for Thursday, Novem-
ber 20, is 11:00 p.m.
'Assistant Dean of Women
Choral Union Members: Members
of the Chorus whose records of at-
tendance are clear, may call for
their tickets for admission to the
Martinelli-Pinza concert on the day
of the concert, Tuesday, November
18, between the hours of 10 and 12
and 1 and 4, after which time no .
tickets will be issued.
Charle A. Sink, President
Faculty, College of Literature, Sc-
rnce, and the Arts: Midsemester re-
ports are due not later than Satur-
day, November 22.
Report cards are being distributed
to all departmental offices. Green
cards are being provided for fresh-
men reports; they should be returned
to the office of the Academic Coun-
selors, 108 Mason Hall. White cards,
for reporting sophomores, juniors,
and seniors should be returned to
11220 Angell Hall.
Midsemester reports should name
those students, freshmen and upper-
class, whose standing at mid-semes-
ter is D or E, not merely those who
receive D or E in so-called mid-se-
Students electing our courses, but
registered in other schools or col-
leges of the University should be re-
ported to the school or college in
which they are registered.
Additional cards may be had at 108
Mason Hall or 1220 Angell Hall.
E. A. Wal r, Assistant Dean
Exchange Scholarships to Latin-
America. The Site Department of-
fers a number of so-called "Roose-
feldt" exchange scholarships to prop-
erly qualified students who wish to
study for a year in one of the Latin-
American countries. Two. of these
scholarships are to be awarded to
this geographical district, which in-
cludes Michigan, Wisconsin, and Il-
linois. Unfortunately the applications
must be made before the end of this
month. Students interested should
apply to the Counselor to Foreign
Students at the International Center.
The State Department offers a lim-
ited number of fellowships for mem-
bers of the teaching staff of the Uni-
versity for service in Latin-America.
The salaries range from $2,600 to
$6,500, and appointments may be
made for one year. The qualifications
include a speaking knowledge of
Spanish or Portuguese, and a first-
hand knowledge of the Latin-Ameri-
can republics, as well as an intelligent
understanding of the significant
trends in the social and cultural life
of the United States. Inquiry as-to
details may be madeof the Coun-
selor to Foreign Students in the of-
[ice of the International Center.
The Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information has re-
ceived notice of the following Federal
Civil Service Examinations:
Senior Flight Supervisor, $3,800,
IFlight Supervisor, $3,200, Civil Aero-
nautics Administration, age limits
25-45, requirements: valid commer-
cial pilot's certificate of competency
with sufficient horsepower ratings to
fly all land planes up to 225 horse-
power, flight instructor's rating.
Senior, 1,000 solo hours, at least 300
of them as instructor; flight super-
visor, 500 hours solo, 150 instructor.
Senior Ground School Supervisor,
$3,500; Ground School, Supervisor,
$2,900; C.A.A. age limits, 25-53; re-
quirements, possess or have possessed
pilot's certificate, or have served as
pilot in the Army, Navy, Marine
Corps, or Coast Guard. Experience
as Ground School Instructor, or in
standard school of secondary grade,
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"Of course I like iti-Does a girl have to swoon with happiness
every time somebody gives her an engagement ring!"
Bacteriological Seminar - on Mon-c
day, Nov. 17, in 1564 E. Med. Bldg.,1
at 8:00 p.m. Subject: "Tropical^
Medicine in Hawaii." All interest-1
ed are cordially invited.
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
be held in Room 319, West Medical
Building, on Monday, November 17,
at 7:30 p.m. "Choline" will be dis-
cussed. All intereste are invited.
To Students Enrolled for Series of
Lectures on Naval Subjects: Lieuten-
ant J. E. Fitzgibbon, U.S. Navy, Assist-+
ant Professor of Nav.al Science andc
Tactics, University of Michigan, will
deliver a lecture on "The Base Force
and Coast Defense" on Tuesday, Nov.;
18, at 7:15 p.m. in Room 348 West
History 11, Lecture Group II: Mid-1
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.i
Willcox's sections will meet in Room
231 A.H. All others will meet in Na-
tural Science Auditorium. -
Martinelli and Piuza will be heard
in a joint recital in the Choral Union'
Series on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 8:30
o'clock in Hill Auditorium. Compo-
sitions of the following composers
will be heard: Schubert, Brahms, Puc-
cini, Schumann, Meyerbeer, Randall
Thompson, Respighi, Verdi, Faure,
Vidal, Bizet and Masinin. Mr. Fritz
Kitzinger will be at the piano.
A limited number of tickets for
this and succeeding concerts are
available at the offices of the Uni-
versity Musical Society in Burton
Charles A. Sink, President
Student Recital: Five of the mem-
bers of the class of 1941 will partici-
pate in a recital at 4:15 p.m. to-
day, in Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.
Included in the program will be a
group of songs by Margaret Martin,
Soprano, a student of Professor
Arthur Hackett. Sara Titus and Ed-
ward Ormond, Violinists, and Harold
Fishman and John Wolaver, Pianists,
studying under Professors Joseph
Brinkman and Wassily Besekirsky,
will present works of Corelli, Schu-
bert, Lalo and Debussy.
The general public, with the excep-
tion of small children, is invited.
Organ Recital: Palmer Christian,
University Organist, will include three
movements from the famous "Water
Music" by Handel in his next Wed-
nesday afternoon recital in Hill Audi-
torium. Other works to be presented
will be compositions by Rameau, Mal-
eingreau, Franck, Andriessen and Dr.
E. William Doty, an alumnus of the
University of Michigan.
The program, scheduled for Wed-
nesday, November 19, at 4:15 p.m., is
open to the general public.
The Ann Arbor Art Association
presents an exhibition of "Contem-
porary Textiles" designed by Rodier,
Dufy, Dufresne, Poiret, Deskey, and
V'Saski, and from the School of De-
sign in Chicago, the Cranbrook
Academy of Art, the Taliesin Fellow-
ship, and the Commercial Market.
Textile processes, with models, looms,
demonstration weaving and printing,
are included. Rackham Building Ex-
hibition Galleries through Nov. 24,
2:00-5:00 and 7:30-9:00 p.m.
University Lecture: John Garstang,
Professor of Theory and Practice of
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val Manuscripts ' (illustrated\, un-
der the auspices of the Department
of History in the Auditorium of the
Kellogg Foundation Institute on
Thursday. November 27, at 4:15
p.m. The public is cordially invited.
Junior and Senior Medical Stu-
dents: The second annual Frank Nor-
man Wilson Lecture in Cadiology
will be givep 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 'tniver-
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
Iand Faculty of the Medical School as
well as the Staff of the University
Hospital. Classes will be dismissed
from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock only on
that day, for the above students to
attend the lecture.
Lecture on Chinese Literature: The
third lecture in the series on Chinese"
Literature, sponsored by the Inter-
national Center and the Chinese Club,
will be given Tuesday, November 25,
at 4:15 p.m. The subject will be, "Po-
etic Composition and Prose." These
lectures are open to the public.
French Lecture: Professor Rend
Talamon, of the Romance Language
Department, will open tie series of
French lectures sponsored by the Cer-
cle Francais. The title of his lecture
il: "Une heure d prose et de podsie"
and will be given on Tuesday, Novem-
ber 18, at 4:15 p.m. in Room D, Alum-
ni Memorial Hall.
Tickets for the series of lectures
may be procured from the Secretary
of the Department of Romance Lang-
uages (Room 112, Romance Langu-
age 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.
Varsity Men's Glee Club will meet
for rehearsal at 4:00 p.m. today,
rather than at the usual time. Since
music folders will be distributed at
this rehearsal, members are reminded
to bring the two dollar music deposit.
It is very important that all men be
present and on time.
Graduate Outing Club will meet
at 2:30 today, at the clubrooms
(Rackham, west rear door). Walk-
ing or sledding and tobogganing, ac-
cording to the weather. Games and
supper in the clubrooms if the weath-
er is bad.
Beta Kappa Rho: All girls who are
wholly or partially self-pupporting
are invited to attend the regular
meeting of,. Beta Kappa Rho, which
will be held today, 3:00-5:30 p.m. at
the home of Mrs. ByrI F.hBacher,
1015 Rose. Tea will follow the meet-
ing. Girls interested may meet at.
2:30 p.m. in the League l1bby and
walk, over as a group, if they wish.
Marxist Study Group will meet at
6:30 p.m. today in the Michigan
Union. The group will discuss aspects
of the book, "World Politics," by
R. Palme Dutt. Sponsored by Karl
Marx Society. -
Robert Owen Cooperative House:
The faculty and students are invited
to the Robert Owen Cooperative
Open House today, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
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