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THE MICHIGAN DAILY WM

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Edited and managed by students of the Univrrrsity of
Michigan under the authority of the Bgard in Control
of Student Publications.
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TO THE EDITOR
Writer Urges All To Fight
To. the Editor:
Cold steel and hot lead have replaced peaceful
reasoning and considered judgment. War, with
its smashing tanks, terrifying flame-throwers,
screaming dive bombers, and ugly mechanical
genius for killing, has been thrown at us. This
is no time for hindsight lamentations, nurturing
literary egos, and basking in the lazy memories
* of might-have-beens. Action wins wars-not
words.
AMERICAN COLLEGE MEN have a definite,
courageous place to take in our Army's fight
against the Axis-if they have the plain Ameri-
can guts to do it. The very fact they are in col-
lege gives them a prestige and quality of leader-
ship in the eyes of their countrymen, whether
or not they deserve it. This is their opportunity
to fight for the country that gives them educa-
tion, beautiful campuses, and luxurious frater-
nity houses. Athletics preach the 'old fighting
spirit'-but ap'parenliy many show a reluctance
to carry this over to grim realities and hard
facts.
It is an unpleasant fact that the fight against
the Axis ruins, at least temporarily, the personal
plans of many of our young people. It is-also an
ugly fact that we won't have the pleasure of
thinking about personal futures and individual
enterprise if the Axis wins.
Every American.is, or should be, at his battle'
station. The stout spirit of Lexington, Valley
Forge, and Yorktown, is ours to carry on. From
now till total Axis defeat our only thought-our
only action-must be attack, blast, trample their
aggressive treaties, and grind their military ma-
chines to broken bits. The refined thoughts of
intellectuals will have a valuable place when the
day of peace comes; our present job is to roll up
our sleeves and go to work with a savage, relent-
less courage.
THE WRITER, under the 28-year-old law, re-
cently has been mustered out of the Army,
and is now making every effort to get back in..
So the argument that I can say these things
with safety to my person can't be leveled at me.
- Robert W. Babcock
The Reply Churlish
by TOUCHSTONE

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NIGHT EDITOR: HOWARD FENSTEMAKER
The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
only.
'Lastinig Peace Means
Using Police Power.
A CHRISTIAN PEACE must be based
upon consent, not police power!
That sentence, from a letter in Monday's
Goodfellow Daily by Micromegus, sums up a lot
of wishful thinkinb.
Perhaps Micromegus didn't mean it the way
it sounds. Perhaps he was talling about the
peace treaty to come after this war, perhaps he
was warning us against 'another Versailles. If
he was, that's different.
But if Micromegus believes that a lasting peace
can be upheld by any other power than by po-
lice power, if he believes that Hitlerism can be
wiped out merely by destroying Hitler, if he be-
lieves that by the process of gentle persuasion
the German people can be made to abandon
forever their dreams of empire, we repeat the
term "wishful thinking." Statements like that
are wishful thinking of the most dangerous sort,
the kind of wishful thinking that is responsible
for ,the present war.
FOR it was on the assumption that all men,
Hitler included, are possessed of a sweet and
reasonable nature, that peace in Europe could
be obtained by "consent" rather than by force
of arms, that British foreign policy was based
until after Munich. It was on that assumption
that the British and French allowed Hitler to
march into the Rhineland in 1936, instead. of
crushing him with "police power." That march
into the Rhineland was a desperate gamble on
Hitler's part, undertaken against the advice of
his general staff. But misled by wishful think-
ing, the British let it go through.
To bring the point a little closer to home: it
was on the assumption that everlasting peace
would be obtained by treaties and disarmament,
that the future of the world had been made se-
cure when the Kaiser was beaten that the United
States scrapped its newest battleships by the
Washington pact of 1922, providing for naval
disarmament.
OURGOAL for the future may be world peace.
Our goal may be a world federation of na-
tions, liviig together in prosperity and harmony.
But the way we will obtain this goal is not by
any milk-and-water notions of international
"consent," but by a vigorous and unlimited use
of the technical and military power that is
America.
The kind of a world which that picture calls
to mind, a world ruled by force, dominated by
armed might, is not a pleasant one for Ameri-
cansa. It's not the kind of world we'd like to
live in.
\But, as the blow on the jaw which. we took at
Pearl Harbor indicates, we are living in it. It's
the same old world it's always been, in spite of'
plans and dreams of international peace. A
world which has always been ruled by force and
power politics-whether the force of Roman
arms, which kept peace for centuries, or the all-
embracing strength of British imperialism which
has kept the international ship of state on an
even keel for the last few centuries.
AFTER THIS WAR, as after every other war,
it will take a strong coalition of countries,
led by one vigorous nation, to enforce world
peace. If Hitler is beaten, this coalition will be
the Allies-that is, unless the Allies are qce

BY WAY of catching up on correspondence, I
print here a letter received last week from
a rather irate Mimes man concerning the recent
production of the Union Opera. I wrote the re-
view on the Opera, and so with lowered head, let
the Mimes man speak first:
To the-Editor:
This letter is inspired by the unfortunate
review of th'e 1942 Mimes Union Opera. Many
hours of sweat and toil went into the produc-
tion of this show-actors welched on school
work to memorize lines,--dancers added to
the bunion poplation,--composers labored
over the sharps and flats,-girls wrestled
with the tremendous job of costuming,--all
this effort was conspicuouly lacking of men-
tion in the review. True, the Opera, like any
amateur undertaking was loaded with faults.
But there was much to be commended.
It must be very encouraging to the cast
and the staff to read such a glowing appreci-
ation of their efforts. Especially will the
ticket chairmen welcome the cooperative
spirit of the Michigan Daily.
It seems that as sont as a member of the
Daily staff drags in a B-plus in English 226,
"Critical Analysis," he is put to work cru-
cifying the efforts of people who are trying
their damndest to revive aireal Michigan tra-
dition like the Union Opera.
I'm sure the Opeta personnel appreciate
the expert analysis of the gifted reviewer;
however, a smqall note of praise here and
there would go a long way to putting the
Opera back on its feet.
If "Full House" plays its remaining en-
gagements before an empty house,the Mich-
igan Daily can claim part of the credit for
their generous contribution.
* * *
NOW as an old Mimes man myself, I can agree
sincerely with the expressed desire to revive
the tradition of the Union Opera. However it
sounds to me a little like passing the buck to
say that poor ticket sales and sabotage of the
revival are due solely to a rather unfavorable
review in The Daily. Naturally the cast is en-
titled to get a little sore at being panned-I never
knew a cast anywhere, ever, which failed to re-
sent being told they Were not so red hot. I shall
ignore the sarcasm in the letter. I do not° feel
personally one way or another about such mat-
ters, and after many hours of sweat and toil,
I can well understand a certain rancor in the
breast of the letter writer.
The reason, though, that there is a Michigan
tradition of Union Operas is that the Operas
were good. They were so good that they toured
through the East playing professional engage-
ments. It is not enough simply to call a thing
a tradition and work hard at it. It must also be
good. If it is good, it can stand on its own feet,
and whatever a nasty reviewer may say about
it-assuming that th' reviewer is actually anti-
Opera, which in this instance was not so-the
word of mouth approval of the people who see
it will insure that it will be financially and thea-
trically a success.
BUT WHAT ACTORS-including Union Opera
acors-usually fl to ralizeisf that re-

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WASHINGTON-Those who knew General
Douglas MacArthur in France are not surprised
at the superb job he is doing in defending the
Philippines.
DURING THE LAST WAR he was one of the
Army's bravest and most picturesque higher
officers. Once when he wanted some informa-
tion about the enemy he went over the top him-
self, took a German dugout by surprise and came
back with a prisoner. He got bawled out for it,
because no general is supposed to expose himself
to fire. But his men worshipped him.
As Chief of Staff in Washington during the
Hoover Administration, MacArthur was an ener-
getic go-getter Vor anything the army needed,
and a good organizer. In the Philippines this
organizing ability has been one of his greatest
assets, for he has had the task not only of build-
ing up a Philippine army, but getting coopera-
tion with the U.S. Army, the Air Corps and the
Marines.
Incidentally, MacArthur is following in the
footsteps of .a soldier father, General Arthur
MacArthur, who became famous for cleaning
up the Philippines after the Spanish-American
war.
America First
ONE PLACE where the surprise Japanese as-
sault really created consternation was in in-
ner America First circles.
The isolationist generalissimos were as com-
pletely sunk as the ships bombed to the bottom
of Pearl Harbor.
Just a week previous, America First leaders
had embarked on a new line of operations-open
political activity-and had even gone so far as
to spend a large sum of money for the campaign
of an isolationist candidate in the Seventh Mass-
achusetts District.
Their No. 1 limelight attraction, ex-hero Lind-
bergh, was all set to take the stump in this fight.
Also, he was quietly weighing whether to toss
his hat into the 1942 congressional elections
arena.
But the Japanese attack blasted all these
ambitious schemes to smitherees-including
the America First Committee itself-though not
until after a sharp dispute among the inner
leaders.
They split over the future of the organization.
One group, led by General Robert Wood, favored
immediate dissolution and full support of Pres-
ident Roosevelt in the prosecution of the war.
Another group wanted to hold off for a while to
see what develeoped.
Politics First
AMONG THOSE who wanted to wait were Ed~/
win S. Webster, secretary of the New York
Chapter, and leaders of the Bronx Chapter, all
bitter Roosevelt haters. Webster felt so hotly
over dissolution of the Committee that he talked
of rushing out to Chicago to try to persuade
Wood to change his mind.
He contended the America First organization
should be kept intact to take advantage of any
opportunities for continued political warring on
the President; and to oppose any presidential
candidate who advocated Roosevelt policies in
1944.
Lindbergh is Webster's White House candidate
and he wants America First to stay in business
to push the flier. Webster has certain opinions
about the outcome and aftermath of the war
and thinks there is a big political future for
Lindbergh.
Following a meeting of the America First
Executive Committee in Chiogo, however, Gen-
eral Wood's plan was approved and the dis-
banding order went out,
Note: Certain leadets of the die-hard faction

consider starting a new America First organiza-j
tiWn under different trappings. The new outfit
would take the guise of a super-patrotic move-
ment beating the drums of ultra-nationalism.
tion of a stage presentation. A reviewer does hot
work for the publicity department of a producer.
He works for a newspaper. And his responsibility
lies in telling his readers honestly and impartially
what he thinks of the show. Many of the verbal
complaints about the review in question were to
the effect that on the second night things got
better. Unfortunately a reviewer does not write
a review of every performance. He writes al-
ways about the first night, and if a production is
to receive a favorable review, it must be good on
the first night.
h The spirit of this letter is a sort of accusation
of unfairness on The Daily's and on my part.
Actually The Daily leaned over backwards in
alloting publicity space to advance stories on the
Opera. The number of pictures and feature stor-
ies devoted to the Opera on the front page of
the paper was out of all proportion, despite the
fact that you all worked hard rehearsing, to the
news value of the production. The Daily cannot
be accused of failing to cooperate. And as to the
review itself, those who were here in the office
when it was being done know that it was written
with great difficulty in the attempt on the one
hand to give you the break which you seem to
feel you did not receive (if you will read the re-
view again you will find that there is a certain
amount of praise for those spots in the show
which were even good considering all the things
you ask to be considered, using the amateur as
the yardstick), and on the other hand, assuming
you were given your break, it was also necessary

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1941
VOL. LI. No. 68
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
Notices
Applications in Support of Re-
search Projects: To give the Re-
search Committees and the Execu-
tive Board adequate time for study
of all proposals, it is requested that
faculty members having projects
needing support during 1942-1943
file their proposals in the Office of
the Graduate School by Friday, Jan-
uary 9, 1942. Those wishing to re-
new previous requests whether now
receiving support or not should so
indicate. Application forms will Ike
mailed or can be obtained *at Secre-
tary's Office, Room 1508 Rackham
Building, Telephone 331.
C. S. Yoakum
The Automobile Regulation will be
lifted for the Christmas Vacation
Period from 12:00 o'clock noon on
Friday, December 19, until, 8:00 a.m.
on Monday, January 5, 1942.
Office of the Dean of Students
To All Students and Faculty Mem-
bers: The University calendar pro-
vid that the Christmas vacation
shal begin Friday evening, Decem-I
ber 19, and continue until the morn-
ing of Monday, January 5. All class-
es are to be held in accordance with
the calendar including all such as
may be scheduled for Friday.
Seniors: College of L.S. and A.,
School of Education, School of AIus-
ic, School of Public Health: Tenta-
tive lists' of seniors including tenta-
tive candidatesfor the Certificate in
Public Health' Nursing have been
posted on the bulletin board in Room
4, U. -Hall. If your name does not
appear, or, if included there, it is not;
correctly spelled, please notify the I
counter clerk.
Public Health Assembly: All stu-
dents in the School of Public Health
are expected to be present at the as-
sembly period to be held on Wednes-
day, December 17, at 4:00 p.m. in the
Auditorium of the W. K. Kellogg
Foundation for Graduate and Post-
graduate Dentistry. Dr. Haven Em-
erson, Professor Emeritus of Public ;
Health Practice, Columbia Univer-
sity, and Lecturer in Public Health
Practice at the University of Vichi-
gan, will speak on "Defense Health."
Visitors are welcome.
To All Students Having Library
Books: Students having in their pos-
session books drawn from the Univer-
sity Library are notified that such
books are due Thursday, December
18, before the impending vacation.
An extra fine will be charged on
all books taken out df town without
permission.
Warner G. Ricea
Director of the Universi Library,
Women students wishing employ-
ment during the holidays are asked,
to register at the Office of the Dean
of Women. There are many oppor-
tunities for employment in private
homes.
ByrI F. Bacher,
Assistant Dean of. Women
Choral Union Members: All mem-
bers of the Choral Union are re,
quested to return their "Messiah"
copies to the offices of the University
I/usical Society in Burton Memorial
Tower, at once, and to pick up in
exchange their copies of "King Da-
id" and the Beethoven Ninth Sym-
phony, which will be sung at the
May Aestival.

mas vacation period the General Li-
brary will be open daily from 8:00
a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from December 19
to January 4, except on Sundays,
Christmas, and New Year's, when it
will be closed "all day, and on De-
cember 24 and 31, when it will close
at noon. -
The Graduate Reading Rooms will
close at 6:00 p.m. Friday, December
19, and obsetve the usual holiday
schedule thereafter: mornings 9:00-
12:00 , and afternoons 1:00-5:00
Monday through Friday, and morn-
ings 9:00-12:00 on Saturdays and
on the days preceding the two legal
holidays.
The Departmental libraries will be
open mornings only from 10:00 to
12:00 on all Saturdays in the vaca-
tion period beginning with Decem-
ber 20; and regularly mornings from
10:00 to 12:00 and afternoons from
2:00 to 4:00, Monday through Fri-
day, beginning with the week of De-
cember 22nd. They will be closed on
the afternoons of December 24 and
31.
Warner G. Rice, Director
Academic Notices
The Botanical Seminar will meet
Wednesday, December 17, at 4:30
p.m. in room 1139 Natural Science
building. Dr. John T. Baldwin will
give a paper entitled, "Cytogeogra-
phic Analyses of Certain Plants." All
interested are invited.
Doctoral Examination for Robert
Vincent Rosa, Economics; thesis:
"The Monetary Powers of Some Fed-
eral Agencies outside the Federal Re-
serve System," Wednesday, Decem-
ber 17, East Council Room, Rackham
Building, 1:30 p.m. Chairman, L.
L. Watkins.
By action of the Executive Board
the chairman may invite members
of the faculties and advanced doctor-
al candidates to attend the examina-
tion and he may grant permission to
those who for sufficient reason
might wish to be present.
C. S. Yoakum, Dean
Doctoral Examination for Marjorie
Williams, Astronomy; thesis: "An
Investigation of the Cepheid Vari-
able Stars in the Scutum Cloud,"
Thursday, December 18, Observatory,
3:00 p.m. Chairman, H. D. Curtis.
By action of the Executive Board
the chairman may invite members of
the faculties and advanced doctoral
candidates to attend the examina-
tion and he may grant permission to
those who for sufficient reason might
wish to be present.
C. S. Yoakum, Dean
'Directed Teaching, Qualifying Ex-
amination: Students expecting to
elect Educ. D100 (directed teaching)
next semester are required to pass
a qualifying examination in the sub-
ject which they expect to teach. This
examination will be held on Satur-
day, January 10, at 1:00 p.m. Stu-
dents will meet in the auditorium of
the University High School. The
examination will consume about four
hours' time; promptness is therefpre
essential.
Graduate Students in Speech are
urged to attend the December meet-
ing of the Graduate Study Club at
4:00 p.m. today -in the East Confer-
ence Room of the Rackham Build-
ing. The discussion will deal with
graduate study in the field of speech
correction.
German 159 will meet today, 4:00-
6:00 p.m., in 407 Library.
Nordmeyer

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Friday evening, Saturday afternoon
and evening, January 23 and 24, in
the Lecture Hall, Rackham Bufld-
ing.
Alec Templeton, pianist, in a spe..
cial concert, Thursday, February 26,
at 8:30, Hill Auditorium.
Tickets may be procured pt the
offices of the University MIusical
Society in Burton Memorial Tower.
Charles A. Sink, President
Messiah Recordings. Orders for
recordings of the "Messiah" chorus-
es which were made at the perform-
ance last Sunday. may be placed with
the Radio and Record Shop, 715 N.
University Avenue. Recordings will
be available within a short time.
Exhibitions
Exhibition, College of Architecture
and Design: Collection of pottery,
the work of Mary Chase Stratton of
the Pewabic Pottery, given to the
University by Dr. Walter R. Parker,
is being shown in the ground floor
cases of the Architecture Building.
Open daily, 9:00-5:00 p.m., through
Dec. 19. The public is invited.
Exhibition, College of Archite ture
and Design: Original Christmas cards
by students in Decorative Design 5
and Drawing 21 are shown in the
ground floor corridor cases, Archi-
tecture Building. Open daily 9 to
5, except Sunday through December
19. The public is invited.
Lectures
University Lecture: Professor G. E.
Moore, Cambridge University, Eng-
land, will lecture on the subject,
"Certainty, under the auspices Pf
the Department of Philosophy, on
Thursday, December 18, at 4:15 pm.
in the Rackham Amphitheater. The.
public is cordially invited.
American Chemical Society Lee-
ture. Dr. M. N. Mickelson of the De-
partment of Bacteriology will speak
on "Carbolydrate Decomposition by
Microorganisms" at 4:15 p.m. today,
in Room 303 Chemistry Building. The
annual business meeting will follow
the lecture.
Events Today.
The Research Club will meet iln
the Rackham Amphitheatre today
at 8:00 p.m. The papers to be read
are: "Blood Clotting Experiments,
Old and New" (with demonstrations)
by Professor John H. Ferguson, and
",The, Problem of Inflation" by Pro-
fessor Arthur Smithies. "
The Romance Language Journal
Club will meet today at 4:15 p.m. in
the East Conference Room of the
Rackham Building.
The following papers will be heard:
Professor A. J. Jobin "Recent
Trends in Canadian Nationalistic
Literature"
Professor Julio del Toro "The
Treatment of Foreigners in the Ar-
gentine Novel."
All graduate students in the de-
partment are cordially invited.
The English Journal Club will meet
today at 7:45 p.m. in the East Con-
ference Room of the Rackham Build-
ing. Mr. W. H. Auden will speak on
"Hellenic and Iellenistic Scholar-
ship." Graduate students in Eng-
lish and other interested persons are
welcome.
Alpha Phi Omega: Initiation of
the new members and installation -of
officers will be held tonight at 7:30
in the Union,.
Phi Tau Alpha will have its an-
nual Saturnalia today at 7:30 p.m.
in the ,Rackham building. All Latin
and Greek students are invited.
Theta Sigma Phi will hold a pledg-
ing service today at 5:00 p.m. at the

League. Old members will please be
there at 4:30 p.m.
Third session of the House of Rep.
resentatives will be held today at
3:15 p.m. in 2203 A.H. All members
please be present to approve final
draft of Constitution. Have some
bills ready to lay on clerk's table so
they may be referred to a committee.
Freshman Discussion Group: The
Freshman Discussion Group, spon-
sored by the Student Religious As-
sociation, will meet at Lane Hall to-
day at 7:30 p.m.
Properties Committee for J.G.P.:
Meeting at 3:30 today in the League.
J.G.P. Programs ' Committee meet-
ing today at 4:00 in the League.
JGP Bookholders' committee meet-
ing today at 4:00 p.m. in the League.
Room number will be posted.
JGP Properties Committee meet-
ing today at 3:30 p.m. in the League.
Room numiber will be posted. Please
come promptly.
The Association Discussion group,
sponsored by the Student Religious
Association, will continue its study
of the problem of evil as presented in
Job, in its regular meeting this eve-
ning at 7:30 in Lane Hall.
Episcopal Students: There will be
a celebration of the Holy Communion
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