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The editorials published in The Michigan
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A College Degree
In Less Than Three Years
ACCELERATING the University's pro-
gram for the remainder of the
school year, yesterday's action by the Deans' Con-
ference has made it possible to graduate some
2,000 members of the class of 1942 on Memorial
Day, thus making them available for war serv-
ice three weeks early.
The easiest thing to say about all of this is
that it is only the beginning.
This precedent-breaking change, far severer
than anything known to the college student of
1917-18 when a somewhat bungling Student
Army Training Corps commandeered fraternity
houses and the Union, is the product of some able
and systemized work of the newly-created Uni-
versity War Board, headed by Prof. Louis A.
The speed-up will have done a job well when
it turns out a completely trained senior class
three weeks earlier than had been planned. But
what after that?
IT IS APPARENT that only one thing can fol-
low: the University of Michigan should be put
on a three semester year schedule which will
offer a four year college education in two years
and eight months. We would not be the first to
adopt a plan of this type. Other colleges, not-
ably Oberlin, in Ohio, have already squeezed their
full educational program into eight consecutive
.semesters, some making the summer work com-
pulsory, others allowing the student to elect
the additional work.
If no such plan were adoted the present
speed-up will be rendered useless once we have
prematurely dropped the senior class. That such
a plan will be initiated here is probably depen-
dent upon the special meeting of the University
Council Monday and the regular Regents meet-
ing Jan. 30.
DEAN ALBERT C. FURSTENBERG has taken
the lead by arranging for a "third semester"
in both the Medical and Dental schools to com-
mence on June 7. All students not graduating
in May will be asked, he said, to stay for sum-
mer work and entering freshmen will be en-
couraged to enroll this June. In a conversation
with a Daily reporter yesterday, Dean Ivan C.
Crawford of the Engineering School said that
his staff was already using the three semester
year as a nucleus for their future plans.
As students, we're not going to find this ac-
celerated program too easy to take. It will
mean all-out work from here on in so let's for-
get about the new exam schedule which won't
be announced until Saturday anyway.
In The World Conflict.. .
W AR OPERATIONS of the United
States have undoubtedly been ham-
pered by the fact that advantageous bases
for bombing Japanese shipping close to
home, and Japan itself, are lacking. As yet we
have heard of no activity from the Aleutian
Island bases, which were not completed by the
time the war opened. Right now the best bases
for U. S. planes are to be found at Vladivostok
and Siberia, buts Russia has not declared war on
Japan. and has refused u the use of the air
rights at the peace conference, and other posi-
tive assurances that she will have equal bar-
gaining power after the war, as well as during
the war, murmurs of "selfishness" and typical
Communist "tricks" are again being removed
from their wrappings.
UNFORTUNATELY, the Russians have every
right to demand guarantees in writing be-
fore committing themselves to any policy which
will automatically bring war with Japan upon
them. Their demands are bigger than the ques-
tion of Communism or democracy. Russia is
fighting with the democracies against a com-
mon enemy, but she only began fighting when
her territory was invaded.
Russia might well base her demands on the
immediate past. She was not invited to Munich,
she was not consulted about any part of Brit-
ain's and France's war strategy. She was willing
to make a deal with Britain after the war
started, but the British took so long to decide
whether to soil their hands by dealing with
Communists that Russia turned in the other
Before we can speak against Russia, we had
better examine our own, and our ally's past ac-
tions. Ideologies have no place in considering
Russia's actions now, or in the peace discussions
which will follow the war. Guarantees may be
unnecessary between Britain and the United
States, but Russia has only the past actions of
these two countries to look back on. As far as
Russia is concerned, it would be better to "re-
member Munich" than Pearl Harbor.
Campus Aids Drive
Against Paper Waste . . .
U NCONTROLLED and unnecessary
waste is finally meeting a new ad-
versary in the OPM Bureau of Conservation. This
office has been set up to find uses for numerous
waste products that are being thrown away and
destroyed as refuse.
One of the valuable features of the "War
Against Waste" is that material which seems
useless in one part of the country may be valu-
able in another section where such materials
may be at a premium.
Because of sectional differences the OPM has
announced its intention of zoning the nation
with regard to its natural and manufacturing
In accord with this national drive the local
Junior Chamber of Commerce is now cooperat-
ing with fraternities, sororities and cooperatives
in collecting old newspapers, books and maga-
zines from which the much-needed paper for
industry will be derived. The Chamber is being
aided by business firms which are donating
trucks and drivers.
IT IS HOPED that this drive which is being
held in Ann Arbor for the second month will
be continued throughout the duration of the
war. The reclamation of hitherto waste mater-
ials will not only aid in the carrying on of the
war effort but will teach the American people
a lasting lesson in economics which will not be
soon forgotten.o-T. O. King
The Reply Churlish
Dear readers: In regard to the new final
examination schedule and no spring vacation
and books mumble mumble mumble, I wish to
say at this time that mumble mumble ha ha ha
ha ha ha HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA-(At
this point Mr. Touchstone was carried scream-
ing and kicking from the office. He has set up
a cot in Graduate Reading Room Three. No
visitors. He said to tell you so long until soon.)
Someone suggested that the best title for
George Washington Slept Here would be George
Kaufman Slipt Here. In spite of this criticism,
Burns Mantle saw fit to include the play in his
selection of the 10 best plays of the last season.
The play must (?) have something therefore.
This 'something' is an abundance of good old-
fashioned belly laughs. Actually, aside from
the laughs, it offers an excellent and humorous
study of apartment-dwellers in the throes of
the "Back to Nature" mania. This is a good
comedy, and the first-night audience ate it up.
The play has an amazing array of phenomena,
natural and otherwise. The most outstanding
of these is Raymond, the brat nephew, who
steals every scene in which he appears. Then,
there is a hurricane. And, if this isn't enough,
Mary Ellen Wheeler as the noncommital Miss
Wilcox hangs around. We are treated to a dis-
play of leaky ceilings, falling plaster, and crash-
ing glass. It's all done in a very convincing
manner, and the stagecraft crew deserves a lot
of credit for its work. There were several rather
unfortunate flaws which will undoubtedly be
ironed out by the second performance.
Veitch Purdom as Annabelle Fuller carried the
entire play. As the harassed city-born wife, she
gave complete credence to her role. Bill Altman,
the enthusiastic and helpless husband, was
weaker than I have ever seen him. The finesse
he displayed in Jim Dandy and The Blue Bird
was conspicuously absent from his performance.
Rena Leslie, one of the richest roles in the play,
was very adequately handled by Carol Freeman.
I first saw her in Brumm's Bingham Bingles,
and she has improved considerably since then.
Professor Halstead, hiding behind an astound-
ing amount of padding, was excellent as Uncle
Stanley. Margaret Cotton, looking strangely
like Dean Alice Lloyd, was excellent foil for
John Hathaway, the aforementioned nehew.
Dorothy Haydel, in her old role of Hester, the
RIO DE JANEIRO-Nearly every Pan Ameri-
can conference in recent years has had its
Argentina prima donna who has left the stage
in a huff just as the chorus of 21 republics was
ready to shout hurrah for Hemisphere harmony.
This one promises to be no exception.
The first Pan American conference this re-
porter attended, at Havana in 1928, was dis-
rupted when the Argentine Ambassador packed
his trunks because Calvin Coolidge and Charles
E. Hughes wouldn't O.K. a customs union. And
the last conference at Lima, Peru, was kept
waiting by temperamental Argentine Foreign
Minister Cantillo, who took a couple of weeks
off at a mountain resort in Chile, refusing to
go near a telephone to O.K. the last act of the
TODAY, the gentleman scheduled to do the
prima donna act on behalf of Argentina is
new Foreign Minister Enrique Ruiz-Guinazu.
Ruiz-Guinazu is to South America what Col.
Lindbergh and Senator Wheeler were to the
U. S. A. before Pearl Harbor-only much more so.
He is married to a German, has very definite
sympathies with Spanish Dictator Franco, has
spent a large part of his life as a diplomat in
Europe, and believes that Argentina's future
must lockstep with Europe, not with the U. S. A.
No Argentine Meat
Some people attribute Argentina's lack of
cooperation with the United States to the fact
that every time President Roosevelt proposes
buying a few cans of tinned beef, Senator
O'Mahoney of Wyoming or Senator Connally
of Texas lashes out against Argentine meat. Or
even when we undertake to admit Argentine
meat from the remote Island of Terra del Fuego,
the tip end of the country where hoof and mouth
disease does not exist, the American Livestock
Association yells to high heaven.
However, the real fact is that the bulk of the
Argentine people forgive our cow-Senators and
understand that this is just playing politics.
Furthermore the great bulk of the Argentine
people are 99 percent with us.
PERHAPS we have Adolf Hitler to thank for
it, but the U. S. A. was never so popular in
Argentina as it is today. You would think that
Roosevelt was the President of Argentina, judg-
ing by his popularity in Buenos Aires.
But this is among the Argentine people-not
with the government. The government repre-
sents the old aristocratic ranch owners, who
came into power through the revolution of 1930
and have been using Tammany methods to
keep themselves in power ever since.
Therefore, Foreign Minister Ruiz-Guinazu is
not out of step with his government when he
bucks the U. S. A., Brazil, and other anti-Axis
countries. Here is the recent record of the ul-
tra-reactionary Argentine Government:
1. A "subversive plot" in the Argentine Air
Corps was reported last September. Government
opponents now charge the "plot" was deliber-
ately staged by the government itself in order
to pretend to put it down.
2. Rigging the elections in Buenos Aires prov-
ince last month to prevent the dominantRadical
party from gaining further strength in the Con-
gress. Then, to prevent protests against such
rigging, the Conservative government declared
a state of siege.
3. Banning a pro-U. S. demonstration after
Japan had provoked war. The Radicals, through
their pro-U. S. Accion Argentina, laid plans for
a public tribute to Roosevelt, but the govern-
ment outlawed the demonstration as "un-
The People And The Government
Chief ace in the hand of the United States is
the resentment of the Argentine people against
this political rule. Already the unrest of the
Argentine public has pushed its conservative
government into declaring that the U. S. is not
a belligerent, which gives our warships the fa-
cilities of A gentine ports hitherto denied to
Britain and other. belligerents. However, the
general Argentine public does not consider this
enough and most of them will be rooting for
the Welles-Aranha policy at Rio.
Jap Inquiry On Coast
WASHINGTON-After three years' probing
of subversive activities, it takes a lot to excite
Representative Martin Dies, but the other day
the rangy Texan hit on a discovery that took
his breath away.
His committee has been making a sweeping
inquiry of Jap fifth-columning on the West
Coast, including subversive teaching in Japan-
ese language schools located all over Southern
California. Investigators found that from the
primary grades up students in these schools
are indoctrinated with militarism and the ideol-
ogy of their Japanese ancestors.
PRIMER BOOKS, for instance, are filled with
pictures of the Japanese flag and soldiers,
accounts of the greatness of the Jap navy, and
stories with titles like "My Brother Enlisted in
However, the thing that stunned Dies was a
portion of a story titled "Submarines." Although
THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1942
VOL. LIl. No. 79
Publication in the Daiy Official
Bulletin Is construetive nol ie to all
nember of theUniversity.
University Council: There will be
a meeting of the University Council
on Monday, January 19, at 4:15 p.m.,
in the Rackham Amphitheater. The
meeting will be relative to informa-
tion about the War Program of the
Louis A. Hopkins, Secretary
University Senate: The members
of the University Senate are invited
to attend a special meeting of the
University Council for the discussion
of various aspects of the University's
adjustment to wartime conditions at
4:15 p.m., Monday, January 19, in
the Rackham Amphitheater.
To Members of the Faculty, Staff
and Student Body: Attention of
everyone is called to the Lost and
Found department of the Business
Office, Room 1, University Hall, In-
Cuiry concerning lost articles should
be made promptly at the above men-
tioned office. Articles found on the
campus and in University buildings
should be turned over immediately.
Those articles not called for within
60 days will be surrendered to the
Shirley W. Smith
To All Preforestry Students: There
will be a meeting of all preforestry
students tonight, 7:00-8:00, in Room
319 at the Michigan Union.
I Professor Robert Craig, Jr., Mr.
Frank Murray, and Professor L. J.
Young will attend, and some of the
interesting things about sophomore
summer camp will be taken up. Also,
if time permits, questions concerning
choice between enlistment in armed
forces and continuing in school will
be considered. The meeting should
not last more than an hour. Come if
S. T. Dana, Dean!
Freshmen and Sophomores, Col-
lege of Literature, Sciene, and the
Arts: Appointments for approval of
elections for the second semester may
be made by calling at the Office of
the Academic Counselors, 108 Mason
Hall, or by telephoning Ext. 613. Be-
cause of the change in the examina-
tion schedule, it is absolutely imper-
ative that you keep your appoint-
ments with your Counselors as sched-
uled. Failure to do this will make it
impossible for you to register at the
Arthur Van Duren, Chairman
Student Loans: All men students
desiring loans for the second semes-
ter should file their applications at
the Dean of Students Office, Room
2, University Hall, at once.
Office of the Dean of Students
All Women students are reminded;
that they must register any change
of residence for the second semester;
in the Office of the Dean of Women;
by noon of January 19. They must
also inform their househead of their
intention by that date.
Summer Jobs: Registration is be-
ing held this weekgofistudents inter-
ested in working next summer in
camps, in resorts, in industry, or in.
various other types of jobs. In order
that the Bureau may be of the most
services it is urged that all students
interested register now. The blank
may be obtained at the Bureau of
Appointments and Occupational In-
formation, 201 Mason Hall, hours
9-12 and 2-4.
University Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments has been notified of the fol-
lowing Civil Service Examination.
Applications will be received until
further notice, and the first exam-
ination for these positions will be;
held on January 24, 1942.
Trainee-Repairman, Signal Corps
Equipment, $1,440 (six-months train-
ing with pay).
This examination is open to both
men and women. The place of em-
ployment will be Signal Corps, Sixth;
Corps Area, War Department, Head-
quarters, Chicago, Ill.
Further information may be ob-
tained from the notice of the examin-
ation which is on file at the Bureau
of Appointments, 201 Mason Hall,
office hours 9-12 and 2-4.
Bureau of Appointments and
The Bureau of Appointments has
receivedliotification of the next Gov-
ernment-sponsored Meteorology pro-
gram. This program will start on
March 2, instead of July 1 as origin-
ally scheduled. Candidates must be
over twenty but not over twenty-sev-
en years of age, and citizens of the
United States. Those selected by
the Army will have the status of Avi-
ation Cadet, non-flying, and Navy
group will be Ensigns in the Naval
Reserve -AV(S)- on active duty.
The tuition fee will be paid by the
government, and both Aviation
cadets and Ensigns will receive a
monthly pay during training. Col-
lege seniors without degrees will be
eligible for the Army. Those select-
ed by the Navy must have Bachelor's
degrees prior to enlistment.
"It's inspiring and heart-warming to have our enitiremem1-ber"-
ship volunteer for defense work--now we'll be able to g et a
wholesale price on our uniforms."
GRIN AND BEAR IT
lowing Civil Service examinations.
The closing date of each is noted.
Michigan State Civil Service
Nursing Consultant III, $250, Janu-
ary 31, 1942.
Hydro-Geologist II, $200, January
Medical Social Worker Al, $145,
January 21, 1942.
Corporation & Real Estate Execu-
tive IV, $325, January 24, 1942.
Game Research Biologist A-, $135,
January 21, 1942.
Petroleum Engineer I, $155, Janu-
ary 21, 1942.
Fish Culture Aide B, $115, January
Detroit Civil Service
Junior Welfare Investigator (male)
$1,560, January 16, 1942.
Telephone Operator, $1,500, Jan-
uary 20, 1942.
Auto Electric Repairman, $1.00 per
hour, January 22, 1942.
Transportation Equipment Opera-
tor (Male), 79c to 84c per hr., Febru-
ary 2, 1942.
Public Health Nurse (Grade 1),
$1,560, until further notice.
General Staff Nurse (Relief) $1,680,
until further notice.
General Staff Nurse (Permanent),
$1,680, until further notice.
New York Civil Service
Assistant Mechanical Engineer,
$3,120 up to but not including $4,260,
January 26, 1942 (application forms
must be obtained from the Civil
Service office, 299 Broadway, New
Further information on these ex-
aminations may be obtained from
the office of the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, 201 Mason Hall. Office hours,
Bureau of Appointments and
Chemistry 55 and Chemistry 169E
Laboratory: The final examination
fwill be given on Tuesday, January
20, 4:00-6:00 p.m., in place of the
examination originally scheduled for
Economics 147, Latin-American
Economic Problems, which was orig-
inally scheduled for the first semes-
ter, will be offered during the second
semester and will be conducted by
Professor D. M. Phelps of the School
of Business Administration.
Intensive Japanese Course: Stu-
dents seeking information about this
course to be offered in the second
semester are asked to meet at 2029
Angell Hall today at 4:00 p.m.
Doctoral Examination for Joseph
Harold Burckhalter, Pharmaceutical.
Chemistry, thesis: "Alpha-Thieny-
laminoalkanes," Friday, January 16,
309 Chemistry, 2:00 p.m. Chairman,
F. F. Blicke.
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
Physical Education for Women:
Individual sport tests in Badminton,
Fencing, Swimming, Riding and Ice
Skating in the regular class periods.
Students not enrolled in classes
who wish to take the tests should in-
quire in Office 15, Barbour Gymnasi-
um as to the time when these classes
Exhibition, College of Architecture
and Design: A display of work by
members of Alpha Alpha Gamma,
national honorary society for women
in architecture and the allied arts, is
being shown in the ground floor
cases, Architecture Building, from
January 13 through January 21. Open
daily 9 to 5 except Sunday. The pub-
Monday, January 19, at 4:15 p.m. in
toom 101 Archetecture Building. The
public is invited.
Psychological Journal Club will
meet tonight at 7:30 in the East Con-
ference.Room of the Rackham Build-
ing. I. A. Berg, D. Roberts, and R.
Weisman will discuss some aspects of
the goal-gradient hypothesis. The
meeting will be followed by a social
hour and refreshments. All who are
interested are cordially invited.
Zoological Movies will be shown in
the Nat. Sci. Aud. today at 4:10 p.m.
The program includes: "Invertebrates
of the Maine Coast," Dr. J. A. Miller;
"Echinodermata," Dr. F. E. Eggleton;
"Reproduction in Mammals," and
"Heredity," both sound films. Open
to all interested.
La Sociedad Iispanica will meet
tonight at 8:00 in the Michigan
League. An interesting program has
been arranged and everyone is cor-
dially invited. See Bulletin in League
for room number.
The University of Michigan's Wo-
men's Glee Club will hold special re-
hearsals tonight at 7:00 and on Fri-
day at 1:30 p.m. Absences unexcus-
able. Be dressed to leave when you
come Friday afternoon.
The Social Service Seminar, study-
ing the social problems arising in
defense industrial areas, will meet at
Lane Hall tonight at 7:30 for a review
of their work, reports of committees,
and plans for future study.
Senior Ball Central Committee
meeting today at 5:00 p.m. in the
Union. Those who cannot attend,
please call Tom Williams at 2-4481.
Course in the Rules of Parliamen-
tary Procedure will be given by Mor-
tar Board for all women on campus.
Second and third sessions today and
Friday at 4:15 p.m. at the Michigan
Bridge Tournament: The tenth in
the regular series of Duplicate Bridge
tournaments will be held in the
League tonight from 7:15 until 11:00.
The room will be posted on the
League bulletin board. Prizes are
offered, and students, faculty, and
townspeople are invited.
"George Washington Slept Here"
by George S. Kaufman and Moss
Hart will be presented through Satur-
day night at 8:30 p.m. as- the third
production of the season by Play
Production of the Department of
Speech. This is a revival of the sell-
out hit of our last summer season.
The box-office will be open from
10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. the remainder of
Michigan Dames Art Group will
meet. tonight at 8:00 at the home of
Mrs. C. V. Wellers, 1130 Fair Oaks
Pkwy. Anyone wishing transporta-
tion should meet at the League, Main
Desk, at 7:45 p.m.
The Research Club will meet in the
Rackham Amphitheatre Wednesday
evening, January 21, at eight o'clock.
The papers to be read are: "Shake-
speare's Imagery" by Professor Here-
ward T. Price, and "The Bird Fauna
of Yucatan" by Professor Josselyn
Coffee Hour for Faculty and Grad-
uate Students of Latin and Greek will
be held Friday, January 16, at 4:15
p.m. in the West Conference Room
of Rackham Building.
Petitioning for Assembly Ball com-
mittee will last till Saturday noon of
this week. Interviewing will take
place next Monday, Tuesday 'and