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Hitler Wins . .
VAVE WE ENOUGH AT STAKE in
the present conflict to justify send-
g troops abroad if it is necessary for final /vic-
ry?" That question is being debated in the
lumns of The Daily just as it is throughout
e nation. However, in the letters and editorials
hich have appeared in this newspaper, no at-
rmpt has been made to analyze the economic
iportance of a Nazi viclory to the United States.
his aspect of the war is so important that it
ust not be slighted or ignored..
Suppose that Russia falls, that ,England is
ercome and that the world, save for the
estern Hemisphere, is completely dominated
the Nazis\ Of the two economic choices open
the Americas, complete economic isolation or
de with. the German controlled world, the
rst must fail from the beginning and the other
ust lead to socialism or to war.
Economic isolation must fail because the Ui-,
d States. can not possibly absorb all of the
ormous South American export trade. Second-
several of our most vital defense materials
ay be had in substantial amounts only by trad-
g with foreign countries. Finally, great pres-
re would be exerted upon the government by
nerican business interests which would ask
e reopening of trade with their former cus-
ners once it was permitted by the Germans.
American people back upon their old type of
economy would bring a depression of such mag-
nitude that the last one would seem small in
comparison. Here we can see, without straining
our imagination in the least, the end of private
enterprise and free economy as we now know
IS IT WORTH shaking the very foundations of
our country just to avoid war for the pres-
ent? Can the dubious good of refraining from
doing everything in our power to win this war,
even if it means sending troops abroad, ever
compensate for\,the suffering and self-denial
which the ever-present threat of war would
bring under such a policy. These economic things
alone are reason enough to justify all out aid to
those fighting to stop Hitler.
FDR Must Veto
Anti-Labor Bill . .
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
has done that which liberals and
progressives from in and outside the labor
movement have long feared. Through a coalition
of Southern Democrats and opposition - op-
position to anything progressive - Republicans,
the admittedly anti-labor Smith strike bill has'
been approved by such an overwhelming major-
ity that its rejection by the Senate seems ex-
Discarding a much milder bill, the leading
reactionaries in the House threw off all pretense
of attempting merely to protect the defense
program, and at last put over a bill which if car-
ried out to the letter will set the labol movement
back ten years.
Its provisions would, in effect, not only tie
labor's hands for the duration of the emergency,
buts would permit capital to ride rough shod over
hard won rights and privileges of an American
labor movement unable to defend itself legally.
Among the more vicious stipulations of what
only yesterday was regarded as far too stringent
a bill .to get approval, is an amendment spon-
sored by the Red-hunting Mr. Dies which de-
prives the unions of their status under the
Wagner Actif they, knowingly or negligently,
permit a Communist or a person convicted of a
fetfny to hold union office. The latter part of
that amendient is in direct contradiction to
the democratic theory of.penalties.
Other provisions apparently designed to ham-
string unions are obviously riders on the media-
tion sections of the legislation. While the Ad-
ministration mediation system is accepted, other
labor legislation is "riding" on it, content to take
a back seat and use national defense as an excuse.
THE NEXT MOVE is up to the Senate; under
the circumstances not much can be expected
from them. The prevention of the tragedy of
such a piece of legislation is undoubtedly destined
to be the responsibility of the President.
Here is another real test of a man who has
been a great liberal president, a man who has
put more social legislation of lasting vale in
the statute book than any other in our history.
, Here is another opportunity for a great states-
man to rise above an uninformed public opin-
ion, and lead the nation to an understanding of
what labor's problem is. A veto of the Smith
bill would be the best possible step in that direc-
Rbert S. Aen
WASHINGTON-Few Congressmen realize the
ramifications of the fralking scandal on which
one of their fellow members was scheduled to
testify before a grand jury today.
HAM FISH, the witness, who is,the Congress-
man from the President's own district and
a grandson of a Secretary of State, may not know
all the ramifications either. But he may be able
to throw light on some rather large checks which
presumably had something to do with financing
this much ramified propaganda.
For a long time around the Capital it has seem-
ed strange that when a letter was written to Con-
gressman Day of Illinois (who wrote a book for
a Nazi-financed publishing house) the name of
the writer immediately turned up on a master
mailing list, which was used to send out all sorts
of isolationist, pro-German propaganda.
The same was true if you wrote to Senator
Wheeler or Senator Reynolds or various other
isolationists. Probably they, personally, did not
know that their mail was going into a common
pool. But certain names were purposely mis-
spelled in letters to Congressmen, and the same
misspelled names immediately turned up on the
master mailing list.
The Justice Department already has thrown
some light on how this master mailing list
originally was compiled, namely in the offices of
ra big motor company. There, a battery of selected
stenographers was kept working on the top floor
during the fall of 1940 sorting over the mail of
Lindbergh, ex-Senator Rush Holt, Senator Nye
and others. No company employees were allowed
on the top floor except these stenographers, who
were sworn to secrecy.
Short Wave Radio
AFTERWARD this master list was sent to
Scribner's Commentator at Lake Geneva,
Wisconsin. This paper, it has now been revealed,
operated a sensitive short wave receiving set
FIVE THOUSAND PEOPLE sat in Hill Audi-
torium with their mouths open like idiots.
And Sinclair Lewis and his cross-country debat-
ing partner, Lewis Browne, were funny for the
people. They made with the jokes, and' from
there on it was anybody's debate. Apparently
this "debate" (quotes mine) was strictly from
hunger, but anyway it afforded the gullible stu-
dents and the town's clubwomen an opportunity
to get a look at real book-authors-two of them!
A debate between Joe Louis and Joe E. Brown
would have made'more sense.
Maybe you couldn't expect much from Sinclair
Lewis but at least you'd think that Lewis Browne,
author of "This Believing World" and "Stranger
Than Fiction," would have something material,
and maybe even liberal, to say. But no, he spends
a half hour discussing the size of Mussolini's
And Sinclair Lewis, with his senile reasoning,.
sounded as much like Babbitt, from the book of
the same name (which incidentally was written
by a gentleman also called Sinclair Lewis), as
anybody I've ever heard since I was kicked off
the Junior Chamber of Commerce for being a
communist (I had said, "maybe something can
be said for the labor unions").
GOING MY WAY now- takes the ball around
end to bring you an exclusive PROBABLE de-
bate between Lewis and Browne, as it might
have been in another city on their tour schedule
(as if I didn't know that the same debate was
presented verbatim all over these good old United
oin my way?
* Senile Lewis
vs. Joker Browne
By TOM THUMWB
CAN IT HAPPEN HERE?
Affirmative -- Sinclair Lewis
Affirmative -Lewis Browne
Result of Debate -Negative
"I suppose I'm a medical mystery-I've been to fivey doctors
already and they can't find a thing wrong with me!"
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
GRIN AND BEAR IT.
N THE OTHER HAND confronting a hemis-
phere attempting to restore trade relations,
uld be a Nazi bargaining agency holding every
rantage. Complete contirol of financial and
.ustrial affairs throughout the German dom-
ted world would be centered in Berlin. Pres-
e through relatives and control of vast Ameri-
i holdings abroad would be a powerful con-
sion-gaining tool in Nazi hands, and to thus
mdividual bargainers or even single countries
Onst this gigantic economic machine would
but repetition of the pre-war mockery called
j " ( 1 ttChia ? Al
Sinclair Lewis wins the toss and chooses to
receive. Browne steps up and walks briskly to
the podium. Mr. Barbirolli raps his baton for
order, and the debate is about to begin!
BROWNE: Hitler is a heel. He eats little babies
for breakfast. The Hitler theory is faulty,
Really' it's not true that Germans are superior to
us. Hitler is a heel. The German theory is that
blood is thicker than water. Well, blood is also
thicker than soup. Of course it depends on the
kind of soup. At any rate, Hitler is a stew. Hitler
is a heel.
Can it happen here? Of course it can happen
here. There are many discontented elements in
our country which will rise up. There is big
business, mad at the administration because
there are no tremendous armaments profits.
There is little business, mad because it is being
squeezed out by the administration. There is
the conscripted soldier, mad because he gets but
$21 a month while labor is getting $150 a week.
There is the laborer, mad because the adminis-
tration is refusing him the right to strike. There
is the'taxpayer, mad because taxes have gone
up. And what will happen? All these people
will rise up, combine, form a' dictatorship and
suppress and humiliate the people.
Hitler is a heel. Mussolini has the largest
gosh darn jawbone I have ever seen. It looks
even bigger when he's standing on a balcony.
It can and will happen here. Now, I present my
esteemed opponent, Mr. Sinclair Lewis, known
to his closer friends as Sinclair "Senile Demen-
! tia" Lewis.
LEWIS: Wal, Lew, you're gettin' all het up
over nothin'. 'Cause I agree with you per-
fectly. Except on one point. And that is that
I say it's not likely to happen here. You see,
there ate three nasty dictatorships abrpad:
Germany, Italy and those stinking ROOSHIANS.
Germany is 24 years old, Italy is 19 years old
and ROOSHIA is only nine years old, But the
United States is more than 150 years old. Now
don't tell me that a 24-year-old kid and a 1 -
year-old kid and a nine-year-old kid can beat
up a 150-year-old man. That just isn't good
sense. And in addition, two of them dictator-
ships are fighting each other now, (and I hope
those Godless Communists are licked).
In addition to all that, we in America have a
glorious tradition. There's nothing wrong with
the good old U.S.A. But the real reason why it
will never happen here is the good old America
sense of humor--the thing that makes us say
"OH YEAH?" and "SO WHAT?" While Hitler
is coming across the Atlantic and the Japs are
coming across the Pacific, the good old Ameri-
can sense of humor sits in the middle, saying
"OH YEAH?" and "SO WHAT?"
, It's all right. Let anything happen. It's all
right if the people starve while money is being
thrown around for defense expenses. As long
as we still have the good old American sense of
humor, the starving people will say "OH YEAH?"
and "SO WHAT?"
So remember your good old American sense
of humor, and when ROOSHIA and Britain ask
for aid, say "OH YEAH?" and "SO WHAT?"
and it's not likely, to happen here. But if it
does, just say-oh you know what.
A CLASSIC DEBATE that will live down in
history. Also it was a wasted evening. The
time would have been better spent comparing
the sizes of cigarettes for modern design.
All I can say to the Oratorical Society's latest
smash hit and its trenendously thought-
provoking content is "OH YEAH?" and "SO
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1941
VOL. LII. No. 58
Publicaton in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
President and Mrs. Ruthven will be
at home to members of the faculty
and other townspeople on Sunday,
December 7, from 4 to 6 o'clock. Cars
may park in the restricted zone on
South University between 4:00 and
I am in receipt of a ruling by the
Internal Revenue Service of the Uni-
ted States to the effect that the ex-
emption from the Federal tax on
transportation 4.applicable to trans-
portation furnished on the Univer-
sity's account does "not apply in a
case where the individual contributes
the entire amount ofhthe travel ex-
pense, or in a case where the individ-
ual and the University share the tra-
Shirley W. Smith
Home Loans: The University In-
vestment office, 108 South Wing, will
be glad to consult with anyone con-
sidering building or buying a home
or refinancing existing mortgages and
is eligible to make F.H.A. loans.
To the Members of the University
Council: There will be a meeting of
the University Council on Monday,
December 8, at 4:15 p.m. in Room
Minutes of the meeting of Novem-
ber 10, 1941.
Subjects offered by members of the
Reports of the Standing Conmit-
Program and Policy-J. P. Dawson.
Report concerning the function and
size of the Council.
Educational Policies-R. Schorling.
Report on Intermediate Staff Posi-
tions. Report concerning Latin Amer-
Student Relations-O. W. Boston.
Public Relations-I. M. Smith.
Plant and Equipment-R. W. Ham-
Louis 4. Hopkins
Christmas Vacation Jobs: A Detroit
store will employ several students for
delivery work during the Christmas
vacation. Applicants must live in De-
troit, and must have car available.
A representative of the firm will in-
terview men interested at the Bureau
of Appointments and Occupational
Information, 201 Mason Hall, Tues-
day, December 9. For further infor-
mation and interview appointment,
call at the Bureau.
Bureau of Appointments and
A representative of the national of-
fice of the Boy Scouts of America will
be in our office Monday, December 8,
to interview senior and graduate men
for their executive training course.
This training is for executives or re-
gional executives, not for scoutmast-
ers. Please call for appointment at
the Bureau of Appointments and Oc-
cupational Information, 201 Mason
Hall, hours 9-12 and 2-4, or phone
University Bureau of Appointments;
and Occupational Information
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Associate Marketin'g Specialist,
$3200, December 30, 1941.'
Assistant Marketing Specialist,
$2600, December 30, 1941.
Student Dietitian, $420, December
Senior Maintenance Supervisor,
Civil Aero., $3500, until-further notice.
Maintenance Supervisor, Civil
Aero., $2900, until further notice.
Associate Tobacco Inspector, $3200,
December 18, 1941.
Assistant Tobacco Inspector, $2600,
December 18, 1941.
Junior Tobacco Inspector, $2000,
December 18, 1841.
I Junior Tobacco Inspector (Trainee)
$1620, December 18. 1941.
Airport Traffic Control Examiner,
$3500, unitl further notice.
Chief Airport Traffic Controller,
$3200 until further notice.
Airport Traffic Controller, $2600,
until further noticet
Assistant Airport Traffic Control-
ler, $2000, until further notice.
Senior Floriculturist, $4600, Jnu-
ary 3, 1942.
Senior Olericulturist, $4600, Janu-
ary 3, 1942.
Senior Plant Pathologist, $4600
January 3, 1942. t
Radio Moitoring Officer, $3200,
until further notice.
Assistant Radio Monitoring Officer,
$2600, until further notice.
Principal Chemical Engineer, $5600,
until further notice.
Senior Chemical Engineer, $4600,
until further notice.
Chemical Engineer, $3800, until fur-
Associate Chemical,Engineer, $3200,
until further notice.
Assistant Chemical Engineer, $2600,
until further notice.
Principal Physicist, $5600, until fur-
Senior Physicist, $4600, until fur-
Physicist, $3800, until further not-
Associate Physicist, $3200, until fur-
Assistant Physicist, $2600, until fur-
Border Patrolman, Dept. of Justice,
$2000, February 2, 1942.
Principal Chemist (Explosives)
$5600, until further notice.
Senior Chemist (Explosives) $4600,
until further notice.
Chemist (Expolsives) $3800, until
Associate Chemist (Explosives)
$3200, until further notice.
Assistant Chemist (Explosives)
$2600, until further notice.
Additional information may be ob-
tained from the University Bureau of
Appointments. Office hours 9-12;
2-4. 201 Mason Hall.
University Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information
Bacteriological Seminar will meet
Monday, Dec. 8, at 8:00 p.m. in 1564
East Medical Building. Subject: "The
Immunological Specificity of Organs
and Tissues." All interested are cor-
Ch. E. 29 Sign-Up List for Salt Run
will be posted on Saturday, December
6, at 1:00 p.m. at Room 2217, East En-
Pre-Medical Students: The special
Medical Aptitude Test of the Associa-
tion of American Medical Colleges
will be given today at 3:00 p.m. in
the Amphitheater of the Rackham
Building. This examination is plan-
ned primarily for those students who
are planning to enter a medical school
in the fall of 1942 and who failed to
take the regular aptitude test last
by Georges Rouault and watercolors
and small sculptures by William Zor-
ach in the Rackham Building Ex-
hibition Galleries through December
10, 2:00-5:00 and 7:30-9:00 p.m.
University Lecture: Professor R. C.
Bald of Cornell tVniversity will lec-
ture on the subject, "The Poet and his
Reading: John Donne," under the
auspices of the English Language and
Literature, on Monday, Dec. 8, at
4:15 p.m. in the Rackham Ampht-
theatre. The public is cordially in-
University Lecture: Mr. Laurence
C. S. Sickman, Curator of Oriental
Art, Nelson Gallery of Art, Kansas
City, Missouri, will lecture on the sub-
ject, "Landscape Painting of the Sung
Dynasty" (illustrated) under the aus-
pices of the Institute of Fine Arts, on
Friday, December 12, at 4:15 p.m. in
the Rackham Amphitheater. Th
uublic is cordially invited.
Lecture: Father D'Arcy, Jesuit
scholar, lecturer in Thomistic phil-
osophy at the University of Oxford,
and Master of Campion Hall, Oxford,
will be the second speaker in the se-
ries of lectures on "The Failure of
Skepticism" In the Rackham Lecture
Hall tonight at 8:15. The seri is
sponsored jointly by the Newman
Club, Hillel Foundation, and Inter-
Guild and is open to the public.
French Round Table: The French
RoundeTable will meet tonight at 8:00
in Room 23 of the International Cen-
ter. Mrs. Ruth L. Wendt will speak
on "Mon Voyage de Hongkong a
Italie." This will be the last meeting
of the year.
Actuarial students, and other in-
terested mathematics students: The
Maccabees Fraternal ,Life Insurance
Organization has invited Michigan
students to make a tour of their head
office in Detroit. . A trip has been
arranged for this afternoon, and sev-
eral cars will be available to take stu-
dents. These car; will leave from in
front ofAngell Hall at 1 :30 p.m. Stu-
dent may make reservations for tak-
ing this trip by leaving their name and
phone number with Miss Schwan,
3012 Angell Hall. There will be a
small nominal charge for expenses.
Interviews for Orientation Advis-
ers, names S. Green through L. Isaac-
son wil be today, 3:00-5:30 p.m. in the
undergraduate office of the League.
Women must bring thei eligibility
cards to the interview.
Coffee Hour: All students are wel-
come at the Student Religious Asso-
ciation Colfee Hour, held in the 11-
braiy of Lane Hall on friday after-
noons from 4:00 to 6:00.
American Country Dance Group
will meet today, 3:00-5:00, in Bar-
bour'Gymnasium. Everyone interested
is urged to attend.
Petitioning for chairmanship of As-
sembly Scouting Committee will end.
today at 5:00 p.m. Interviewing will
take place from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Mon-
day and Tuesday of next week.
JGP Dance Committee tryouts to-
day, Mahlman through Young 4:00-
6:00 p.m., in the League.
. "The Blue Bird" by Maurice Mae-
terlinck will be presented tonight and
Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. as the
Christmas offering of Play Production
of the Department of Speech. The
box-office of the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theater is open from 10:00 a.m. to
8:30 p.m. For reservations, call 6 00.
Westminster Student Guild Semi-
Formal Dinner Dance tonight 7:00-
12:30. The theme of the party is
Wesley Foundation: Ice skating
party at the Coliseum tonight. Meet
at the guild Lounge at 7:30 p.m. and
return after skating for refreshments.
herman 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 "Neue Methoden der Shake-
speare-Forschung," by Mr. Hereward
Berkshire Music Center: Auditions
fcr membership in the advanced stu-
dent orchestra for the third summer
term at Tanglewood, July 5 to August
5-will be conducted by members of
the Boston Symphony Orchestra,
Wednesday, December 10, at 4:30 p.m.
in the-Michigan League building.
Phi Kappa Phi: The fall initiation
and dinner for new members will be
held Thursday, December 11, at 6:00
p.m. in the Ethel Fountain Hussey
Room of the Michigan League. Prof.
Ivan C. Crawford, Dean of the Col-
lege of Engineering will give the ad-
dress. All members of Phi Kappa Phi
are invited to attend. Tickets will be
$1.00 plus tax. Reservations may be
made by notifying the Secretary,
Mary C. Van Tuyl, or by calling Uni-
versity extension 594.
All R.O.T.C. Seniors, Juniors and .
Only if we match the Nazi structure in size
and strength can we even hope to come off
tolerably well in bargaining. To do this would
necessitate the creation of a pan-American car-
tel with every country vital to hemispheric de-
fense represented. To have it otherwise would
defeat the purpose of a cartel organized to pre-
vent the Germans from making political, econom-
ic or military inroads in the New World through
trade concessions. A weak link in such an endeav-
or is a lack of adequate enticemerjt. That every
country woud join the cartel-when the Nazis can
offer far better bargains to individual countries
for not belonging - is hard to believe. Compul-
sion would bringrevolution and the increase of
German influence.; Buts, worst of all, the NazisI
could destroy ships and break agreements and
we could exert no pressure upon them except
dirough war. And after all, that is the very
thing we are trying to avoid now.
THE EFFECT of a cartel program upon the
United States would be tremendous. A vast
defense program of much greater proportions
than the present one would be necessary to-
adequately arm the hemisphere against the rest
of the world. The government would have to
take complete control of industry and agricul-1
+ur. fre e nternris wuld h mit of the miae-