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Editorial Staff '

Emile Gel6
Alvin Dann
David Lachenbruch
Jay McCormick
Hal Wilson
Arthur Hill
Janet Hiatt
Grace Miller
Virginia Mitchell
Daniel H. Huyett
James B. Collins .
Louise Carpenter
Evelyn Wright


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. . . . Associate Editor
. . . . Sports Editor
Assistant Sports Editor
. . . . Women's Editor
Assistant Women's Editor
. . . . Exchange Editor
siness Staff
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. Women's Advertising Manager
. Women's Business Manager

The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
Let's Look
At The Record,. .
SINCE the issue has been brought up
as to the fault or blamelessness of
the State Department for some of the events
which have occurred recently, the most general
inspection of the department's record should
answer the question with finality. To go through
the record of the State Department step by step
would require a complete study of United States
foreign policy, but selection of one or two ex-
amples of. State Department diplomacy will
throw some light on the matter.
FIRST, let us examine the question of Spain.
Following the victory of fascism and the in-
stallation of General Franco as dictator, Spain
promised to be good and act independently and
with forbearance. But newspapermen who left
the country told of ever increasing censorship
of the news, of the influx of Nazi propaganda,
methods, the Nazis themselves, and of the whole-
sale slaughter of the revolutionists.
The State Department was aware of the situa-
tion, they knew of the growing unrest and terror
in Spain through the misgovernment of Gen.
Franco. And more than this, they were well
aware of the swing of Spain towards the Axis.
Yet they fought for a sizeable loan to Spain for
"rehabilitation." They saw to it that Spain re-
ceived the loan, accepting Franco's promise that
the money would be used for domestic purposes.
The .General had gone back on his every prom-
ise before, but he got the loan.
Or better yet, let us look at the relations of
the State Department with respect to Japan.
Stories of how the Federal Bureau of Investiga-
tion was forced to release Japanese spies through
State Department pressure have been generally
circulated by reputable sources. These stories
have never been denied by the State Department.
THE STATE DEPARTMENT has been appeas-
ing Japan for many years, and even when
the restrictions against the sale of Japanese
goods went into effect, the State Department
was immediately set to figuring some way of
continuing trading. The State Department has
consistently carried on a policy contrary to the
expressed desires of the American people when
they thought that something could be gained
through appeasement. But to try and fail
seemed to have made no impression on them,
they proceeded to try again. In the face of
absolute proof by tIhe F.B.l., reporters whose
observations have been consistently reliable, and
the wishes of the people of the country, the
State Department has carried on its own pri-
vate appeasement policy.
Or again, we might look at the record of the
State Department in regard to the admission of
refugees to this country. It has been charged
by several reputable publications that a large
group of anti-fascists have been refused admit-
tance to the United States, with no actual basis
for denying their entrance to the country. Cer-
tainly we hear of men such as Thomas Mann or
Albert Einstein, but there are literally thousands
of other men, less famous, but just as sincere
in their ideals of freedom and democracy who
have not been permitted to enter America. But
until the war the number of German naval ex-
perts attached to consulates was ridiculously out
of proportion to the needs of the actual work
of the consuls.
S ThE .>1&ATE' DEPA r'lrTNT5 easement

Coercion, Chaos
To the Editor:
Mr. Protetch's recent letter regarding my for-
mer remarks in your columns appears to be
another objection to the plan for federal world
union on the grounds that any kind of post-war
political settlement must make use of coercion.
His remarks seem to join issue with my earlier
statements at three points.
FIRST, that some form of coercion is essential
in all human communities is well-established.
The principal distinction here is a difference of
kind: On the one hand is coercion of law, which
requires all individuals to obey the public will;
on the other is coercion of arms by one political
group against another when their interests ap-
pear to be in conflict. The former acts against
individuals; the latter against political groups.
The former acts with the approval of all except
the law-breaker; the latter arises from disagree-
ments among law-makers. Relations between
the United States government and the citizens
of 48 states illustrate the former; relations
among the governments of sovereign states il-
lustrate the latter.
American politicians during the last 150 years
have probably not been vastly wiser than Euro-
pean statesmen, and yet America has grown
rich in a period of remarkable political stability
while Europe has suffered from a series of de-
structive wars. My point is that Europe's con-
flicts of the past have now become the world
conflict of the present due to the new inter-
dependence of the world's peoples.
SECOND, Mr. Protetch refers to "the chaos
which we call our world," but makes no at-
tempt to answer my contention that that chaos
has arisen from the, irreconcilability of "reason-
able natures, peace, and armed force." His
simile between international relations and an
American athletic contest may be a good one,
but supports the very idea he is attacking! Ap-
plying his simile, we see at once that "an inter-
national referee" is needed, rather than allow-
ing the "team" that can rally the most effective
weapons to dictate the terms under which the
next "game will be played.
Third, it would be foolish to argue over defini-
tions. By "police power" I mean an exercise of
coercive power by the federal world state, not
by "representatives of each world state" as Mr.
Protetch says. Its constructive purpose would be
to maintain civil order in areas of the world
where that may be necessary until forms of gov-
ernment satisfactory for admission to the feder-
atiop can be set up.
THIS TYPE of police power is, then, similar td
a civilian police force, not similar to an in-
vading army of artillery, dive bombers, and
flame throwers. It would not be a foreign army
of occupation, but would represent the interests
of all world citizens, including the "policed."
A few weeks ago a conference in Washington
adopted a "united nations" front to oppose the
Axis. If they are successful, these nations will
some day face the alternative of cementing their
war-time union or of dis-uniting and again try-
ing to subdivide the world on the pious-sounding
basis of self-determination.
The question at that time may well be whether
the preservation of world peace is as respectable
a reason for union as was smashing the Axis.
- Micromegas
To the Editor:
We wish to take this occasion to express our
sincerest thanks to the many students, faculty
members, townspeople and merchants for the
cooperation and interest they have displayed in
making our bazaar for Russian War Relief a
success. The contributions in the way of cloth-
ing, books, records, paintings and other objects
were sold, and the funds that we obtained will
be used for the purpose of securing some of the
sorely needed medical supplies. The several
hundred dollars that was raised will be used in
the following manner:

FOR 3,150 Sulfa-Compound tablets, enough to
help save the lives of forty-five persons suf-
fering from any sort of streptococcus infection;
For 23 pounds of Iodine Crystals or more
than 46 gallons of Iodine for wound dressing;
For 60 ounces of Quinine Sulfate, enough to
cure 45 persons suffering from malaria;
For 360 ounces of Novocain solution, suffix
ciant for 720 doses of local anaesthetic;
For 360 ounces of Phenobarbital, enough seda-
tive for post-operative procedure on about 50
All arrangements have been made to deliver
supplies to their destination. Shipping facilities
are being provided by the Russian Government
with the full cooperation of the United States
Shipping Authorities. Pending establishment of
its own representatives in the U.S.S.R., supplies
will be distributed by VOKS, Society for Cultural
Relations with Foreign Countries, according to
instructions from Russian War Relief, Inc.
WE REALIZE that while the scorched earth
hurts Hitier, it also hurts the Russian peo-
ple to burn their own homes. That is why we
have organized a committee in Ann Arbor to
raise funds that will provide the embattled
Soviet peoples with some medical supplies, cloth-
ing and other necessities in this period of great
Again we wish to thank the many individuals
of Ann Arbor who have made it possible for our
community to share in this work of aiding the
victims f 71 d'i'e.rll

Drew Pedrs%
RobertAS. AIe
WASHINGTON - The hard-hitting Truman
committee hasn't got around to the matter yet,
but some hot sensations are in store when the
committee digs into the dollar-a-year-man hand-
ling of the power phases of the war production
For years one of the hottest issues in Wash-
ington has been the Power Lobby. It has been
repeatedly investigated, and several years ago,
after fierce legislative battles, the Federal Power
and Holding Company laws were enacted to
curb the lobby.
The Truman committee has confidential in-
formation that today this lobby is more power-
fully entrenched in the capital than ever before.
FOR MONTHS, it has been operating directly
inside the government, formulating and run-
ning the Power policy of the OPM, which was
until last week the key war production agency.
The OPM Power Division is not only manned
with utility officials, but they are still on the
payrolls of private power companies. In other
words, while presumably working for the govern-
ment, they are actually paid employes of the
After being deluged with complaints that the
utility-ruled OPM Power Division was secretly
aiding independent rural power co-ops,, the
House Appropriations committee questioned J.
A. Krug, head of the division, on these charges.
Krug defended his staff, but the committee,
unconvinced, ordered him to submit a detailed
report on his dollar-a-year assistants, including
the amount of salaries they are drawing from
utility companies while working for the govern-
TWO MONTHS have elapsed since Krug prom-
ised to produce this important information
and so far he has not done so.
All the committee has received was a cagey
letter from John Lord O'Brian, former corpora-
tion attorney who is OPM general counsel, giving
a list of the Power Division's personnel, but has
nothing about their private salaries. However,
the little information O'Brian did disclose speaks
It shows that no less than 18 key officials in
Krug's division are dollar-a-year and "WOC"
(without compensation) men, who are still on
private fttility payrolls.
Langer's Fate
THE FATE of Senator William Langer, recom-
mended for expulsion by the Senate Elections
committee, depends on one thing:
Whether the Senate decides it takes a two-
thirds or only a majority vote to oust him.
If the verdict is a majority vote, then the
stocky, cigar-chewing North Dakotan's goose is
cooked. If it's two-thirds, then he is probably
A secret poll showed a definite majority of
the chamber agreeing with the Elections com-
mittee that Langer is unfit to sit in the Senate.
But there are enough doubtful senators to make
the outcome of the contest uncertain if it is de-
cided that a two-thirds vote is necessary to un-
seat him.
Actually, Langer's fate will be decided by a
majority vote, because the Senate's stand on
which rule applies will be decided by such a
LANGER contends that since he was seated
when he presented his credentials last year,
it requires a twothirds ballot to oust him. The
opposition denies this, pointing out that he was
seated "without prejudice." It is contended this
means that the Senate expressly left open the
door for future consideration of his eligibility
and that his status, therefore, is the same as a
newcomer seeking admittance to the chamber.
This argument will be settled by the Senate by
a majority vote, so that this vote, in effect, actu-

ally will determine whether Langer is allowed
to remain in the Senate or is sent packing.
Fahe Coghli hA gan
'HE PHRASE, Pearl Harbor, has already be-
come the rallying cry of a united America.
Public and press have ceased carping and settled
down to winning the war-with one notorious
Father Coughlin's "Social Justice," while
grudgingly admitting the necessity of fighting,
continues to snipe at the government, Congress,
Britain. and Russia.
The December 22 ismie published two weeks
after the Japanese attack, was Packed with pas-
sages of hostility. After blaming the bankers and
politicians for bringing on the war, the rabble-
rousing priest paid a tribute to the Japanese,
made a thrust at Hollywood, and printed a poem
about youth wallowing in gore.
A WASHINGTON air raid warden called the
Office of Civilian Defense to ask what kind
of tape should be used for taping windows in
event of a raid. The amazing answer was, "It
depends on what kind of bombs are dropped" .. .
New York air raid wardens are complaining that
every order they receive is countermanded five
minutes after it is given. . . FCC's foreign broad-
cast monitoring service records, translates and
analyzes between 600,000 and 900,000 words of
foreign broadcasts every day ... Navy Secretary
Knox has a bust of Theodore Roosevelt on his
desk . . . Uruguayan Ambassador Juan Carlos
Blanco has an autographed photo of Theodore
Roosevelt on his desk . . Bakers in the Army
Quarterma ster .Cor'ps are exPerimenting with
"tonito bread," made by a.ddiifni tomato i'nie'

VOL. LI. No. 84
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
Cancellation of Student Tea: The
Student Tea scheduled for this after-
noon will not be held.
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
Automobile Regulation: Students
may obtain permission to drive over
the registration period and the week-
end of the J-Hop through the follow-
ing procedure: Apply in advance at
Room 2, University Hall, for a parent
signature card which is to be sent
home for the written approval of
parents. Upon presentation of this
card properly signed and filled out
bearing the make, type and license
number of the car to be used (desig-
nate whether car license plate is for
1941 or 1942), a permit will then be1
granted for the period beginning
Thursday, February 5, at 8:00 a.m.
and ending on Monday, February
9, at 8:00 a.m.
Cars may not be brought into Ann
Arbor before February 5 at 8:00 a.m.
and must be taken out before 8:00
a.m. on February 9.
Students who have regular driving
permits are automatically extended
this privilege.
Office of the Dean of Students
To Men Students Living in Room-
ing Houses: The full amount of room
rent for the first semester is due and
payable on or before Thursday, Janu-
ary 22, 1942. In case a student's
room rent is not paid by this date,
his academic credits may be with-
held upon request of the householder
to do so.
C. T. Olmsted, .
Assistant Dean of Students
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
Faculty of College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts; College of
Architecture and Design; School of
Education; School of Forestry and
Conservation; School of Music; and
School of Public Health: Class lists
for use in reporting grades of under-
graduate students, enrolled in these
units, and also graduate students in
the Schools of Forestry and Conser-
vation, Music, and Public Health,
were mailed today. All those failing
to receive theirs should notify the
Registrar's Office, Miss Day, 'phone
582, and duplicates will be prepared
for them.
Robt. L. Williams,
Assistant Registrar
Teaching Departments Wishing to
Recommend tentative February grad-I
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
Members of the Senate: I wish all
of you who were in Rackham Lee-
ture Hall Mon~day afternoon to know
that, in order to correct an unin-
tended but obvious injustice, I here-
by make public apology to Professor

Francis D. Curtis of the School of
Education. In making a statement
I used a proper name which sounds
like his without taking care to speak
with sufficient distinctness. The
apology is sincere, and I hope it is
prompt enough to save the frag-
ments of a friendship of long stand-
ing. Norman Anning
Teacher's Certificate Candidates
for February, 1942, are requested to
call at the office of the School of
Education, 1437 U.E.S. on January
22 or 23 between the hours of 1:301
and 4:30 p.m. to take the Teacher's
Oath which is a reauiretment for the
Notice to Students Planning tt Do
Directed Teaching. Students extqec-
ting to do directed teaching the sec-
ond semester are requested to secure
assignments in room 2442 University
Elementary School on Thursday, Jan-
uary 22, according to the following
8:30 Social Studies.
9:30 English.
10:30-12:00 and 1:30-4:00 all other
school subjects.
No.assignment will be made before
Thursday. If the periods suggested
are inconvenient, a student may get
his assignment on Friday, Jan. 23.
A cademic Notices
Seminar in Physical Chemistry will
meet today in Room 410 Chemistry
Building at 4:15 .. Professor Lewis
8. Ramsda l will seak on "Thei _-
In'- 'x'vge' n Distance i 'tl1atel


"Mebbe I'm a little old but all these years I've been waiting for a chance
to do something about all that junk I've got with 'Made in Japan' on it!"




geology bluebooks will be given at
9:00 a.m. Friday, January 23, in the
Natural Science Auditorium.t
Naval V-7 Program: Students whoE
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, today and Fri., 2:00-4:00
p.m., concerning election of coursest
in mathematics to make up this de-1
T. 1I. Hildebrandt, Chairman;
Department of Mathematics
English Honors 197 will meet at its
usual time on Wednesday in 3217
A.H. Paul Mueschke
Beginning. Russian: Students in-1
terested in enrolling for a course int
beginning Russian should meet Mrs.
L. Pargment, the instructor, in Roomn
1035 Angell Hall on Thursday eve-
ning, January 22, at 7:30 p.m.
Doctoral Examination for Sylves-
ter Emanuel Gould, Pathology; the-
sis: "Immunologic Reactions in Hu-
man Helminthology with Special Re-
ference to Trichinosis," Thursday,c
January 22, 1564 East Medical, 7:30
p.m. Chairman, C, V. Weller.
By action of the Executive Board,
the chairman may invite members off
the faculties and advanced doctorall
candidates to attend the examination,
and he may grant permission to those
who for sufficient reason might wish
to be present.
C. S. Yoakum, Dean
German Departmental Library: Alls
books due and reports finished by
January 21.
Engineering Freshmen: Those who
can should bring Log Log slide rules7
to Assembly today.;
Palmer Christian, University Or-
ganist, will resume his organ recitals
at 4:15 p.m. today in Hill !Auditori-
um. The program, which is open to
the general public, will include works
of Buxtehude, Purcell, Krebs, Rhein-
berger, Bingham, Miller and Barnes.
xI ibitions
R, xibitioli, COlege of Architecture
an' 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 today. Open
daily 9 to 5 except Sunday. The pub-
lie 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
nmer of representative actual
works in craics, textiles, furniture,
ec.. Rackhami galleries, 2-5 and 7:30-
9:00, January 9 through January
31, eXcpt Sunday. Open to the pub-
Quentin Reynolds Lecture Post-
poned: Mr. Reynolds is unable to ful-
fill his engagement here on Thurs-
day night, Jan. 22. A new date will
be announced later.
American Chemical Society Lec-
ture: Professor H. Mark of the Poly-
teclhnic Institute of Brooklyn will
speak on "The Elastic Properties of
High Polymers" on Friday, January
23 at 4:15 p.m. in Room 303 Chemis-
try Building. The public is invited.
French Lecture: Mr. Andre Morize,
Professor of French Literature at
Ilw ad II nivernsiyI ad Director of
the Sjunkr I' l ntefc f chee at Mid-

guages (Room 112, Romance Lan-
guage Building) or at the door at
the time of the lecture for a small
sum. Holders of these tickets are
entitled to admission to all lectures,
a small additional charge being made
for the annual play. These lectures
are open to the general public.
Events Today
The Research Club will meet in
the Rackham Amphitheatre this eve-
ning at eight o'clock. The papers to
be read are: "Shakespeare's Imag-
ery" by Professor Hereward T. Price,
and "The Bird Fauna of Yucatan"
by Professor Josselyn Van Tyne.
Pre-Medical Society Meeting: Dr.
Marvin H. Pollard, Secretary of the
Medical School, will address the Pre-
Medical Society tonight at 8:00 in
the Michigan Union. His topic is
"Pre-Medical Education." All pre-
meds are invited.
La Sociedad Hispanica will present
a lecture on Guatemala (in English)
with colored movies, by Robert Grif-
fin tonight at 8:15 in Natural Sci-
_nce Audtorium. There will be no
meeting of La Sociedad until the sec-
ond semester.
Hiawatha Club meeting tonight at
s o'clock at the Union. All commit-
tees be ready to report. All Upper
Peninsula students are cordially in-
vited. Refreshments will be served,
Theta Sigma Phi will meet in the
Journalism Department, Haven Hall,
today at 5:00 p.m. All members must
attend unless excused by the Presi-
dent, Louise Keller.
Army Ordnance Association meet-
ing tonight in the Kellogg Auditor-
ium of the 1 ew dental building at
8:00. Col, William A. Ganoe will
speak on "Industrial Relationships."
Members are reminded that their
yearly dues will be collected. All en-
gineers and Advance Corps R.O.T.C.
students are welcome.
The German Round Table will meet
at 9 o'clock this evening in Room 23
of the International Center. Walter
Noffke will speak on "My Trip to
Japan on a Freighter." The Round
Table will not meet again until Feb-
ruary 11 after the examination peri-
Spanish Play: Preliminary try-
outs for parts in this year's Span-
ish Play will be held Wednesday and
Thursday afternoons, Jan. 21 and 22,
in room 408, R. L. Bldg. All inter-
ested are invited to attend; also
those interested in assisting with
props, scenery, etc. Serious work
will begin immediately after the ex-
Varsity Glee Club: Important spe-
cial rehearsal today at 4:15 p.m. in
the Glee Club room, All men must
be present.
Women's Athletic Association Board
There will be an important meeting
today at the Women's Athletic Build-
ing at 5:00 p.m. Everyone please be
on time.
Dr. Walter Horton Luncheon: Dr.
Walter Horton of the faculty of the
Oberlin Theological Seminary will
speak on some phase of the general
subject of religion and war at a
luncheon at Lane Hall today. The
luncheon is open to any interested
The Inter-Guild Luncheon, which
regularly occurs on Thursdays, will
be held today in order to hear Dr.
Walter Horton of Oberlin who will
speak at Lane Hall during the noon
hour. Students should arrive for
the luncheon promptly after 12:00
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