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THE MIHIGAN DAILY TUSD, JANUARY , 1942

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Edited and managed by students of the University of
Michigan under the authority of the Board in Control
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Editorial Staff
Emile Geld . . . . . Managing Editor
Alvin Dann . . . . . .Editorial Director
David 7Lachenbruch . . . . .City Editor
Jay McCormick . . . . . Associate Editor
diai Wilson . . . . . Sports Editor
Arthur Hill . . . . Assistant Sports Editor
Janet Hiatt . . . . . Women's Editor
Grace Miller . . . . Assistant Women's Editor
Virginia Mitchell . . . . . Exchange Editor
Business Staff
Daniel I. Ruyett . . . . Business Manager
James B. Collins . . Associate Business Manager
Louise Carpenter . . Women's Advertising Manager
Evelyn Wright . women's Business Manager
NIGHT EDITOR: MORTON MINTZ
The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
only.
Drop.....
A Dime In Time . .
N OW that our country is engaged in
active all-out war effort, we are
prone to let our minds be monopolized by the
world crisis, neglecting our own domestic war-
fare--the battle against disease.
Most underhanded and destructive in the
Army of Ills is the blitzkrieging "fifth colum-
nist," infantile paralysis, alias poliomyelitis.
THE DISEASE, characterized by partial or
complete degeneration of nerve structures,
resulting in paralysis of groups of muscles and
often producing permanent deformities, is one
of the most expensive to treat. Trained workers
must administer special drugs, massages, baths,
and exercises. Equipment including the life-
saving iron lung and braces for paralyzed limbs
is costly, as is the hospitalization demanded by
° the nature of the disease. Then too, treatment
is a long-drawn procedure, guaranteed to de-
flate the pocketbook.
The President, himself grateful for having
recovered from the disease, first called public
attention to its cure when in 1927 he established
the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, to aid
persons crippled by infantile paralysis. Since
election to the nation's highest office, his birth-
day, Jan. 30, has been celebrated throughout
the United States with President's Birthday
Balls, the proceeds from which go for polio cure.
Annual "March of Dimes" campaigns have illus-
trated what an overwhelming sympathy Ameri-
cans have in their less fortunate fellows. Tag
days and private donations have netted sizable
sums for this worthy cause too.
rTODAY the eleven-day infantile paralysis drive
begins. Though the seriousness of disease
seems dwarfed beside the great problems of war
production, man power, and now-approaching
finals, we must realize that war or no war, sick-
ness weakens our national strength. And espec-
ially in times like .these, with the materials re-
quired for treatment of cases even more costly,
we may understand with clarity how our finan-
cial help, more than ever before. is needed.
It takes but a second to drop our donation
into ne of the coin boxes placed 'strategically
about the caipus; just a moment to enter our
coins in the "March of Dimes" parade. Let's
make this a Victory year by sending all-out aid
to 1infantile paralysib v ic tIms.
beryl Shoenfield

GOING ALONG in the office, news, or even
qualified opinion, seems something for which
no one should have too much respect. All, or
nearly all newspaper men refuse to believe that
certain stories are entirely true. This does not
mean that they have further information, but
simply that there are certain marks, certain
almost audible pauses in the average incomplete
story, to which they have been introduced in
the past during their own efforts.
It is necessary, as I have before pointed out,
to divide the genus newspaper man into species
gee whiz and species aw nuts. This is something
that can never be pointed out strongly enough
to the general public, for much the same reason
that a bad doctor is never called a bad doctor
by his fellow doctors. In all occupations much
in the public eye there is this esprit de corps,
arising from the naivete not so much of the
inner sanctum, but of that public which envelops
and reveres it. There are still certain esoteric
criteria which lie beneath the surface of those
jobs which get generalized. But they are not
matters deliberately concealed from the public.
They are critical judgments made on a basis of
being able to read. Too often we attribute that
ability to the public and get fooled. For the
public brings to the rather simple business of
reading their daily paper all the accumulated
prejudice, all the gripes as well as the silly
enthusiasms with which their superficial con-
tacts with other people and the world have filled
them.
IT IS virtually impossible to point out, for in-
stance, that a man has taken a matter of
fact attitude toward some subject, examined it
rather more closely than does the citizen, and
written his conclusions for a paper without any
intention of coming into the homes of average
citizens and slaughtering them all in their beds.
No, for the newspaper is a personal business to
the citizen. He snorts at breakfast as he reads
it, and calls "them all" a pack of blankety blank
thus and sos, when actually he has probably

just read some product of the aw nuts school
of writing, and does not understand the impli-
cations of that school, or even that there exists
such a school. On the other hand much of the
trumpeting and bluff of that same citizen may
be attributed to mild overdoses of the opposite
product, that bubbling Kiwanism of the gee
whiz journalist.
FOR INSTANCE, at the present time we are
being put through a series of defense effort
incidents, both ridiculous and dangerous to the
extent that they satisfy their communicants and
instill in them a feeling that somehow they are
a part of all this, but have taken care of that
part and in the meantime nobody better come
interfering with the other things they have al-
ways done. Such of course is the sort of thing
which has now become the vogue in the Middle
West. We are not liable to be bombed for some
time to come. If sincere people wish to train for
air raid work, and honestly intend to go into a
zone of combat, or a bombed city when needed,
and practice their art, then ok. But if that is
not their intention, let them pay rather more
attention to switching their plants-or rather
their husband's plants-over to defense work,
or let them take care of those men who have
been thrown out of work by delays in change-
overs, let them practice, above all, the virtues
and that democracy on behalf of which they
attend bandage classes or learn how to change
tires, and spend a little less time wearing their
uniforms. They have been led to believe, by the
gee whiz journalists, who are quite sure that all
things are nifty in the niftiest of all possible
worlds, that their efforts are worthwhile. Actu-
ally, as E. B. White says in his Harpers column,
one really tolerant man is worth all the air raid
wardens in the country. We are not fighting a
war for the sake of war alone. I'm afraid many
of our better and less busy citizens are at present
engaged in mistaking the deed for the motive.
More on this when I get ready. So long until
soon.

MUSIC
ROBERT CASADESUS, Pianist
Rameau: Gavotte, Le Rappel des
Qiseaux. Les Cyclopes, Lee Suavages,
Les Niais de Sologne; Schumann: Car-
naval; Chopin: Ballade G minor, Ber-
ceuse Op. 57, Tarentelle Op. 43; de-
Severac: Lc Retour des Muletiers; D-
bussy: La Soiree dans Grenade; Ravel:
Alborada del Gracioso.
Rarely does there appear on the
musical horizon a pianist who can
play, with perfect understanding of
the style, and with the temperament
demanded by that style, two such ex-
tremely opposed schools as the strict
classicism of Rameau and the roman-
tic school as brought to its fruition,
in the piano literature at least, by
Chopin. Last night in Hill Auditor-
ium Robert Casadesus, the great
French pianist, showed clearly that
he is such a musician. Mr. Casadesus
has long been known for his inter-
pretation of the classic masters, Mo-
zart in particular, and he brought to
his playing of the Rameau pieces all
the knowledge of and feeling for
their style which he possesses. Kept
in strct tempo and done with deli-
cate shading in dynamics, the four
descriptive pieces were beautifully
played. Probably the best in this
group was the Gavotte; the way in
which Mr. Casadesus slowly and
steadily built up in intensity and vol-
ume from the beginning through the
variations to a climactic ending was
really magnificent.
Undoubtedly the high point of the
program was the Chopin group. Here
Mr. Casadesus' greatest virtue as a
pianist was clearly manifest; al-
though he possesses a technique as
pyrotechincally amazing as any pian-
ist living, it is always completely
subservient to the music he is play-
ing, and the listener is rarely con-
}ciously aware of it in a virtuosic
sense. The G minor Ballade, which
few pianists play today without mak-
ing it notey and obvious, was played
with the most beautiful dynamic
changes and tone quality, and
smoothness of execution, that Hill
Auditorium has heard in a long time.
The Berceuse also was played with
most beautiful phrasing and incred-
ibly fine tone. Suffice it to say that
Mr. Casadesus is probably the out-
standing living exponent of Chopin;
his secret lies probably to a great
extent in his correct use of the pedal,
which he uses enough to brush to-
gether the delicate dissonances and
chromaticism of Chopin.
If Mr. Casadesus did not as fully
grasp the Impressionist style as
might be expected of a Frenchman
and an artist of his stature, let it
only be said that if he did perhaps
his entire stature might not be so
noble.
-Kenneth W. Rhoads
DAILY OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 1942
VOL. LII. No. 83
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.

GRIN AND BEAR IT

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By Lichty

Washington Merry-Go-Round
By DREW PEARSON and ROBERT S. ALLEN

WASHINGTON-There is a big war job in the
works for Wendell Willkie.
It will be the kind of work he likes and for
which he is particularly fitted. The appoint-
ment will be offered him shortly.
The matter was not discussed when the GOP
chief went to the White House last week because
the President's plans were still incomplete. Will-
kie's visit was for another purpose, which can-
not be disclosed for military reasons.
That purpose had nothing to do with naming
him to a panel of War Labor Board "umpires,"
a suggestion he indignantly rejected as too in-
consequential to consider.
White House secretary Steve Early was re-
sponsible for this boner, which enabled enemies
of both Willkie and Roosevelt to make it appear
that a rift had developed between them. Early
sold newsmen that Willkie would be named an
umpire, although Willkie did not discuss the
matter with the President.
The inside fact is that the panel of umpires
is a subject of bitter inner Administration dis-
pute.
It's a scheme c'ooked up by Secretary Frances
Perkins and is being hotly opposed by OPM
labor chief Sidney Hillman and War Labor
Board Chairman William Davis.
Hillman blocked inclusion of the .plan in the,
executive order creating the WLB, and thought
he had it squelched. But Miss Perkins later re-
vived it at the White House withott Hillman's
knowledge. The first he knew her scheme was
kicking around again was when he read news
accounts of the story put out by Early.
Meddling Fanny
The umpire scheme was only .one of several
hot ideas uncorked by the bungling Labor Sec-
retary during the two weeks she worked on se-
lecting the personnel of the War Labor Board.
Her first proposal was that Jim Farley, former
Democratic National Chairman, be named chair-
man of the Board.
Behind the scenes of this move was jealousy of
Davis, who had won nationwide eminence by his
courageous and able handling of the old National
Defense Mediation Board, plus secret sniping by
John L. Lewis, who hates Davis because he took
no guff from the eye-brov waggling miner czar.
Hillman, backed by potent CIO and Ate,
leaders, turned thumbs down on Farley in a
hot session with Miss Perkins that she will re-
member for along time. She was bluntly told
that the country was at war and that this was
not the time to "play petty politics."
Blocked on Farley, Miss Perkins then trotted
out a succession of other names-among them
Dartmouth President Hopkins and Amherst Pres-
ident King. She also proposed as a member of
the board Charles Wyzanski, former Labor De-
partment general counsel, now a Boston corpor-
ation attorney. All were flatly rejected.
In the midst of this undercover jangle, Miss
Perkins, through CIO forces hostile to Hillman,
took a swipe at Hillman. In a letter to ,Roosevelt,
with which on the surface she had no connection,
there is merely a room in, which to sleep and
study. ,
The cooperatives strive to provide security
for their members-security in having a circle
of friends with the same interests-security in
having something to work for, and working
towarr thiL cri'fnm n end together with 18 or 19

the demand was made that all government labor
agencies be restored to her Department.
This attempted flank attack was a dud. The
President didn't even trouble to acknowledge the
letter.
Finally, in another hot showdown with Miss
Perkins, Hillman forced the acceptance of Davis
as WLB chairman and, as he mistakenly thought,
the abandonment of the umpire scheme. This
plan didn't go into the executive order, but it's
still kicking around like a disembodied ghost.
Whatever else she may be, Miss Perkins is per-
sistent. Also the President is very very patient
with his Secretary of Labor.
Tweet, Tweet
Representative Clyde Ellis of Arkansas is
known in the House for two things: his militant
New Dealism and his inimitable Ozark stories.
When he tells one of them his colleagues gather
around with wide-open ears.
Ellis related this one the'other day: A long,
lean hill boy walked into a railroad station and
told the telegraph operator he wanted to send a
wire to his girl who was visiting in Little Rock.
"All right," said the operator, "what do you
want to send?"
"Send her this-Tweet, tweet, tweet. Tweet,
tweet, tweet. Tweet, tweet, tweet."
The operator scratched his head, but made no
comment. He counted the words and said," You
can add one more word if you want to. It won't
cost you any more." The boy said he guessed
not. Nine would be enough.
"Why don't you add one more tweet?"
"Naw," replied the boy. "That would be silly."
Gravy-Train Statesmen
Before the appointment of Donald Nelson as
production chief, the office of price control was
one place where the President had centered au-
thority in a single executive. You would think
that this would have been acclaimed and zeal-
ously preserved. If you do, you don't know the
gravy-train minded statesmen that make up the
so-called farm bloc.
Although some of them have been among the
most raucous pre-Nelson critics of Roosevelt for
his failure to centralize authority, the bloc wrote
into the price control bill a provision dividing
control over key phases of this vital war legisla-
tion between Price Administrator Leon Hender
son and Secretary of Agriculture Claude Wickard.
This disruptive move was no compliment to
Wickard. The bloc voted him veto power over
Henderson on farm prices because the farm
lobby knows that Henderson can't be pushed
around and Wickard can, The Indianan is an
amiable and well-intentioned gentleman who
has .the interest of the farmers at heart, but
when the professional farm "leaders" crack the
whip, Wickard gets cold chills and runs for cover.
They handle him without trouble and that is
why-they cloaked him with price control power.
The lobby boys know that they and not Wickard
will -fix the prices.
Chief among the senators who have bellowed
for centralization and who voted exactly the
opposite on this bill were Nye of N. D., Wiley of
Wis., Tobey of N. H., Davis of Penn., Shipstead
of Minn., and Willis of Ind., all of whom were
bitter isolationists and foes of every important
defense and foreign pol iy measure before Pearl
Harbor.

Notices

9

New Registration Dates: Students
will register for the second semester
on February 5, 6, and 7 under the
same alphabetical schedule as was
previously announced for February
12, 13, and 14.
Shirley W. Smith
Notice of Appointment of Tire Con-
servator and Administrator 'for the
University: Mr. E. C. Pardon, Super-
intendent of Buildings and Grounds,
has been designated as a conservator
and administrator in all matters re-
lating to the care of tires used or for
use on University automobiles, cars
and trucks, including questions aris-
ing in connection with retreading and
all the University's relations with the
tire conservation authorities of the
County. His duties will comprehend
making reductions in mileage to be
travelled by University cars and
trucks wherever this seems reason-
ably possible.
Shirley W. Smith.
Home Loans: The University hi-
vestment office, 100 South Wing, will
be glad to consult with anyone con-
sidering building or buying a home
or refinancing existing mnortgage
and is eligible to nake F'..A loans.
Detroit Armenian Women's Club
Scholarship: The Detroit Armenian
Women's Club offers a scholarship
for $100 for the year 1942-43 for
which young men and women of
Armenian parentage, living in the
Detroit metropolitan district who
demonstrate scholastic ability and
possess good character and-who have
had at least one year of college work,
are eligible . Further information
may be obtained from me.
Dr. Frank E. 4obbins,,
1021 Angell Hall
Student Loans: All men students
desiring loans for the second semes-
ter should file their applications at
the Dean of Students Office. Roonm
I uiversit ay l, a o atlcn
O~ffice4 cofthe- lea!! of I*11d4411h

10:30-12:00 and 1:30-4:00 all otherr
school subjects.1
No assignment will be made beforet
Thursday. If the periods suggested1
are inconvenient, a student may get
his assignmenton Friday, Jan. 23.
Notice to Men Students: Students
living in approved rooming houses,
who intend to move to different
quarters for the second semester,
must give notice in writing to the
Dean of Students before 4:00 on
Thursday, January 22, 1942. Forms
for this purpose may be secured atk
Room 2, University Hall. StudentsI
should also notify their householderst
verbally before this date. Permissiont
to move will be given only to students
complying with this requirement.
To Men Students Living in Room-I
ing houses: The full amount of roomi
rent for the first semester is due andi
payable on or before Thursday, Janu-E
ary 22, 1942. In case a student'sI
room rent is not paid by this date,
his academic credits may be with-
held upon request of the householder
to do so.U
C. T. Olmsted,
Assistant Dean of Students
All Students, Registration for Sec-t
and Semester. Each student shouldr
plan to register for himself during1
the appointed hours. Registration byl
proxy will not be accepted. ,
Robert L. Williams,1
Assistant Registrar
School of Education, Graduate
School, School of Public Health:
Those students expecting certificates1
in Public Health Nursing in Febru-
ary should file such applications not
later than January 17 in Room 4
U.H. The Registrar's Office canl
assume no responsibility for con-
ferring certificates if applications are
filed after this date.
Robert L. Williams,
Assistant Registrar
Registration Material: School of
Music, School of Education, School
of Public Health, College of Litera-
ture, Science, and the Arts: Students
should call for second semester reg-
istration materials at Room 4, Uni-
versity Hall, as soon as possible.
Please see your adviser and secure
all necessary signatures.
Robt. L. Williams,
Assistant Registrar
Registration Material, College of
Architecture. Students should call for
second semester material at Room
4, University Hall at once. The Col-
lege of Architecture will post an an-
nouncement in the near future giving
the time of conferences with your
classifier. Please wait for this notice
before seeing your classifier.
Robert L. Williams,
Assistant Registrar
ITeaching Departments Wishing to
;Recommend tentative February grad-
uates from the College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts and the School
of Education for Departmental Hon-
ors should send such names to the
Registrar's Office, Room 4, U. Hall
before February 4, 1942.
Robert L. Williams,
Assistant Registrar
Teacher's Certificate Candidates
for February, 1942, are requested to
call rat the office of the School of
Education, 1437 U.E.S. on January
22 or 23 between the hours of 1:30
and 4:30 p.m. to take the Teacher's
Oath which is a requirement for the
certificate.
The deadline for the Hopwood
Contests forFreshmen has been
changed to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday,
Jan. 27.
R. W. Cowden
tLG;erua ii !jeI . partmletftalt Iirarv: All
1,. d , 'il d rFe! r 1' I "w t 5 i 'i M1 I by

mation available in Room 221 West
Engineering Bldg. Interview sched-
ules on Mechanical Engineering Bul-
letin Board.
Academic Notices
Seminar in Physical Chemistry will
meet on Wednesday, January 21 in
Room 410 Chemistry Building at
4:15 p.m. Professor Lewis S. Rams-
dall will speak on "The Sulfur-Oxy-
gen Distance in Sulfates."
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
be held in Room 319, West Medical
Building tonight at 7:30. "Some Nu-
tritive Properties of Foodstuffs-Na-
tural Foods-Heat" will be discussed.
All interested are invited.
The Botanical Seminar will meet
Wednesday, January 21, at 4:30 p.m.
in. room 1139 Natural Science build-
ing. Professor Bradley M. Davis will
give a paper entitled, "Botanists I
Have Known." All interested are in-
vited.
Naval V-7 Program: Students who
are enrolling for the Naval V-7 re-
serve unit who expect to be called in-
to active training in June 1942 and
who are deficient in the mathema-
tical requirement for this training,
may consult Dr. H. H. Goldstine, 20
A East Hall, Wed. and Fri., 2:00-4:00
p.m., concerning election of courses
in mathematics to make up this de-
ficiency.
T. H. Hildebrandt, Chairman
Department of Mathematics
English Honiors 197 will meet at its
usual time on Wednesday in 3217
A.H. Paul Mueschke
English 149 (Playwriting) will meet
this evening, instead of Monday, in
4208 A.H. instead of 3217 A.H.
- Kenneth Rowe
Engineering Freshmen: Those who
can should bring Log Log slide, rules
to Assembly on Wednesday, Jan. 21.
Chemistry 55 and Chemistry 169E
Laboratory: The final examination
will be given today, 4:00-6:00 pn. in
place of the examination originally
scheduled for that date.
Concerts
Palmer Christian, University Or-
ganist, will resume his Wednesday
Afternoon Organ Recitals on January
21, at 4:15 p.m. in Hill Auditorium.
Compositions of Buxtehude, Purcell,
Rheinberger, Bingham, Miller and
Barnes will be included in the pro-
gram.
The, general public is invited but
small children will not be admitted.
Harold Fishman, '42SM, will pre-
sent a piano recital tonight at 8:30
in Lydia Mendelssohn Theater. The
concert, in partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the Bachelor of
Music degree, will be complimentary
to the general public.
Exhibit ions
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-
lic is invited.
Ann Arbor Art Association: A com-
prehensive showing of all phases of
work of the Michigan Art and Craft
Project of the Works Administration,
represented by photograph and a
number of representative actual
works in ceramics, textiles, furniture,
etc. Rackham galleries, 2-5 and 7:30-
9:00, January 19 through January
31. except Sunday. Open to the pub-
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Cooper lv e
Provide Security

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T'S NO SECRET. how the men's co-
operative residences at the Univer-
sity of Michigan have constantly grown, year by
year, both in membership and in number of
homes. Slightly less widespread, however, is the
knowledge of the three cooperative residences
for women on campus.
This year, applications forresidence in the
women's houses far exceeded the number of va-
cancies. Therefore, in accordance with the co-
operative principle of expansion, the Inter-
Cooperative Council has completed plans for
the formation of a new cooperative for women.
The glans lack only official University approval.

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