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The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
Why Did John L. Lewis
Propose Peace For Labor?
N OW that William Green and Philip
Murray, the two union heads, have
agreed to accept President Roosevelt's labor
peace proposal for the duration of the war, John
L. Lewis' previous plan to merge the C.I.O. and
the A.F. of L. becomes merely an academic ques-
tion. Under the new program, a joint com-
mittee of three representatives from each or-
ganization will be established to keep peace in
the labor ranks "for the duration." There will
be no merger, only an agreement to wave the
White flag and keep war production zooming.
Still, John L. Lewis' surprising proposal for
peace between the unions last week worries us.
A merger of the C.I.O. and A.F. of L. would be
advantageous in many respects, although we do
not feel it can come about so simply. It has the
solid approval of the people, who are tired of
the six-year feud'beteween the two labor organ-
izations. A recent Gallup poll indicates that
71 percent of the rank-and-file of the two
unions and 87 percent of the union leaders are
willing to shake hands and call the whole thing
Lewis' proposal for labor peace would have
ousted William Green, A.F. of L. head, guaran-
teeing him his $20,000 yearly salary for life.
It would have elevated George Meany, secre-
tary-treasurer of the federation, to the presi-
dency of the merged organization. It would
have plucked Philip Murray from his perch at
the top of the C.I.O. and made him the new
secretary-treasurer. Finally, Lewis'claimed only
the modest post of vice-president for his efforts.
Everything dove-tailed nicely.
BUT there are a few questions which trouble
us about Mr. Lewis' confident proposal to
cease hostilities once and for all. What was
the nature of those "unofficial conferences"
between the United Mine Workers president
and Daniel J. Tobin, president of the Interna-
tional Brotherhood of Teamsters, which led to
the adoption of Lewis' generous offer by the
A.F. of L. executive committee in closed meet-
ing? More important, why was Mr. Murray not
consulted about the matter?
'here are other questions arising out of these
which worry us even more. After the papers
carried the story of the agreement reached by
the A.F. of L. executive committee and the
C.1O. founder on the officers to lead the merged
organization, why did Mr. Green formally deny
that negotiations had been made? Finally, a
coldly-polite Murray called a meeting of the
ClOA. executive committee to consider Lewis'
questionable move-and Lewis flatly refused to
attend. We want to know why. Murray cer-
tainly played fair after he had been snubbed
so completely.
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT'S investigation of
the controversy between Murray and Lewis
led him to back Murray against the amazing
past-president of the C.I.O. Murray declared
that the merger of the two unions might not
be so good for war production. His reason was
that the new move would be a struggle for posi-
tions by union officials. Underlying his reason,
however, was his suspicion that John L. Lewis
might not be sincere. We are forced to agree.
We hate to admit that Lewis is not to be
trusted. We regret that he is seeking to regain

Quartet in D major, Op. 11, Tschaikowsky; Rispet-
ti e Strambotti, Maipiero; Quartet in G minor, Op.
33 No. 5, Boecherini; Quartet in D major (K.499),
Mozart; Four Preludes and Fugues, Roy Harris;
Quartet in F major, Op. 135, Beethoven.
The final two concerts of the Second Annual
Chamber Music Festival yesterday afternoon
and evening proved to be no anticlimax in the
series, for the Roth String Quartet played with
all the precision of technique and virtuosity
which marked their first performance.
The afternoon Program opened with the
Tschaikowsky D major quartet, and for those in
the audience who have been at all disturbed by
the prating and derogations of the self-appoint-
ed musical intelligentsia in regard to the great-
ness and musical worth of that master, the per-
formance should have done much to allay their
apprehension. Though Tschaikowsky, in his
great orchestral works, is generall considered to
be temperamentally and stylistically of the
European Romantic school, and not a true Rus-
sian, he did, along with Borodin, establish the
real Russian style of chamber music. His first
string quartet, the D major, written in 1871,
shows clearly the spirit of Russia, from the wild
and Cossack-like second subject of the last
movement to the beautifully flowing Song theme
of the Andante Cantabile, which the composer
head from a carpenter, a native of the Kaluga
Boccherini's relation to chamber music is iden-
tical with that of Haydn to the symphony. Util-
izing the beginnings and advances of his pre-
decessors he became the first great perfecter of
modern chamber music. He was adept at vary-
ing his thematic material within the smallest
parts of the form, and his plurality of motifs
and independent part leading, unified by his
flowing Italian, produced a plasticity which was
far ahead of his time, more romantic than
classic. Little wonder that Beethoven adopted
Boccherini's methods and even many of his idio-
syncracies. The performance of the G minor
quartet was probably the most thoroughly en-
joyable part of the afternoon program.
Undoubtedly the high point of the evening
concert was the Beethoven quartet Op. 135. This
represents Beethoven in his most mature period,
when he had come to regard the string quartet
as the most perfect instrumental medium; this
was the period in which he expressed in music
the divine reflections and mediation of his
mighty soul and his faith and belief in God. Un-
fortunately this quartet does not attain the sub-
limity of its four immediate predecessors Opera
127, 130, 132, 132, except in the magnificent and
profound Lento. However, its sincerity and
warmth was excellently caught and expressed
by the Roth Quartet.
The innovation of the evening was the play-
ing of Roy Harris' Four Preludes and Fugues.
These are always a cause of furore among cham-
ber music adherents, because of their peculiar
modern idiosyncracies and style. To those of
you who may not know what to decide in regard
to their musical worth, and who may look to this
column for some small measure of guidance, I
would say: Do you want to hear them again? If
you do, then they are good music for you. Per-
sonally I believe that while they are master-
pieces of contrapuntal writing they lack depth
and are pratcically void of meaning, and so
fail to have much musical value.
-Kenneth W. Rhoads
CAN any sane man believe that suffering, pain,
cruelty and maladjustment are for naught?
Job concluded that since man was intelligent,
God had a purpose in permitting suffering.
James Thompson had the courage to state his
appraisal of a God who could plan or would per-
mit pain, could He stop it,-
"That not for all Thy power furled and un-
For all the temples to Thy glory built,
Would I assume the ignominious guilt
Of having made such men in such a world!"
During our present world conflict, almost daily
some such idea will cross every sensitive, trained

mind. But, suppose the case turns out to be as
Job finally understood it, when he said to the
Lord: "I know that Thou canst do everything,
and that no thought can be withholden from
Thee" (Job 42:2). The man guided by an ethi-
cal theism, the religious person whose structure
of the universe has justice as its law and love
at its center as a motivating force, sees the
world as intrinsically good. He accepts the do-
ings of society as the experimental life of free
persons within that structure. Because this
freedom includes possible evil choice and conse-
quent evil reactions multiplied, and because
this freedom includes the possible choice of
good which in turn yields good much multi-
plied, the religious man can have faith in the
FEW OTHER philosophies of life bring any
meaning out of the world of sin, or offer us
a starting place in a time of world war. "Faith,"
said the writer to the Hebrews, "is the substance-
of things hoped for,. the evidence of things not
seen" (Heb. 11:1). However, we do not refer to
credulity when we refer to faith, nor to an
hypothesis, nor to believing what we feel cer-
tain cannot be true, nor to casting the case on
God, nor to hiding one's head in the sand, nor
to something opposed to knowledge. Faith, as
the Jew or the Christian understands the term,
is the wisdom and grace of God made a basis
for action.

* Greed and
TO CONTINUE with the material discussed
Friday-to wlt: the scarcity and high rent
of apartments in Ann Arbor:
I am writing from my tent in Felch Park
(rent-$35 a month-plus utilities) after look-
ing for an apartment for two weeks and finding
absolutely nothing but ancient cobweb-traps
(rent-$45 plus utilities).
At last I've hit on a scheme, though. There's
a furniture store downtown with a beautiful
sample bedroom in the window. To the pro-
prietdr I hereby make this offer: I will live in
that store window for all of this semester, pro-
viding that I get my rent free. Just think of
the advertising possibilities. What crowds that
would attract. After sleeping on an Army cot
for two weeks, that would be heaven.
SERIOUSLY, THOUGH-and I believe it's
time to get serious-something must be done
about this situation, on behalf of the students
and the people who work in Ann Arbor.
Most landlords justify increasing a rent from
X25 a month to $40 with the excuse that utilities
cost so much more now. Gas and electricity
rates haven't been increased one bit, nor are
they used more than before. In fact, with the
advent of Daylight Saving Time and blackouts,
electricity will be used less and less.
With most landlords, it seems to be a case of
charging what the traffic will bear. Prices
have gone up, that's true, but does it cost any
more to keep up an apartment that you've owned
for years? Wages have not gone up to meet
the rise in prices. Therefore, people who work
for the University and downtown, in addition
to meeting increased food prices, are paying
from five to ten dollars more each month in
the form of rent.
This is, in a way, defense profiteering. There
is an emergency, and by gawd, the landlords
and "ladies" are going to soak the consumers
as much as they possibly can.
It has been said that the world revolves on
an axis of greed. The Ann Arbor landlords seem
to prove this beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Drew Pect5ss
WASHINGTON-The numerous charges of
fifth-column activity in Hawaii do not im-
press one man in Congress.
He is short, gray-haired Samuel W. King, Re-
publican delegate from Hawaii. Ordinarily, King
has little to say, but he waxes very voluble when
the "loyalty" of his Jap-American constituents
is questioned.
King has been telling House colleagues that
"all this commotion" about a fifth column in
Hawaii is the bunk. However, his most inter-
esting statment was made the other day behind
closed doors to the House Military' Committee.
King admitted that there had been a "very
extensive and active" Axis espionage system in
Hawaii, but as for a fifth column-"No, no,
gentlemen, there is none."
"American citizens of Japanese ancestry in
Hawaii are patriotic," King insisted. "Even the
older, retired Japanese aliens are all right. Why,
they think it's a real compliment for their citi-
zen-children to be drafted in United States
armed forces."
KING REVEALED that after the Pearl Harbor
attack the FBI and Military Intelligence
rounded up 400 spies and subversive agents and
put them in concentration camps. Three hun-

dred were Jap aliens and Jap-American citizens,
and the rest Germans and Italians. A number
of the Japs were priests of the Shinto (national-
ist) cult and wealthy aliens close to the Jap
Asked if the Army and Navy were accepting
voluntary enlistments of young Jap-American
citizens, King said no, but that many of the
youths had been drafted.
"They make excellent soldiers," he declared.
"In fact all people of Jap blood born in Hawaii,
and therefore citizens, are patriotic. The sus-
picion that they are real, or potential, fifth-
columnists is absurd."
Committee members listened to King in polite
silence. Afterwards, some of them privately in-
dicated they considered his views "too optimis-
tic." Several jokingly intimated that they
thought King's views might be influenced by the
fact that he'had a large number of Japanese-
American constituents, a dig that King haught-
ily ignored.
Note-One thing King did not tell the com-
mittee was that the Hawaiian Territorial (Home)
Guard of 2,000 men included a large number of
American-born Japs under draft age who are
armed, while the white civilian population has
been disarmed by establishment of martial law.
in 1516; Bacon's "New Atlantis" in 1627; Cam-
panella's "Civitas Soli" in 1623, Morelly, Babeuf,
Saint-Simon, Cabet, Owen, as well as the less,
visionary writers upon society redeemed, were
trying with commendable devotion, as Plato
with his "Republic," Marx with his "Das Kapi-
tal," and Veblen with his theory of industrial

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"My idea was to keep broadcasting our predictions and till the
the enemy found out better, they'd sure be in plenty of trouble."

VOL. LI. No. 88
Publication in the Daly Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
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
Income-Tax Consultation: The lo-
cal office of the Internal Revenue
Department, 608 Ann Arbor Trust
Building, will be open for consulta-
tion on questions relating to the
income tax from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., January 26 to February 18.
From February 18 to March 16 the
local office will furnish consultation
service at the Main Street offices
of the Ann Arbor Commercial and
Savings Bank and the State Savings
Bank, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
daily. Telephone inquiries cannot be
answered from the banks. This in-
formation has been furnished by the
local office of the Internal Revenue
Department for the benefit of mem-
bers of the faculties and staff who
may desire advice in connection with
the preparation of their federal in-
come-tax reports.
Shirley W. Smith
Faculty, School of Education: The
January meeting of the faculty will
be held on Monday, January 26, in
the University Elementary School
Library. Tea will be served at 3:45
and the meeting will convene at
4:15 p.m.
To the Members' of the Faculty of
the College of Literature, Sciende,
and the Arts: The fourth regular
meeting of the Faculty of the Col-
lege of Literature, Science, and the
Arts for the academic session of
1941-42 will be held in Room 1025
Angell Hall, January 26, at 4:10 p.m.
The reports of the various com-
mittees have been prepared in ad-
vance and are included with the call
to the meeting. They should be re-
'tained in your files as part of the
minutes of the January meeting.
Edward H. Kraus
1. Consideration of the minutes of
the meeting of December 1st, 1941
(pages 778-780), which were dis-
tributed by campus mail.
2. Retirements of
(a) Professor Bradley M. Davis.
(b) Professor Jesse S. Reeves.
3. Introduction of new members of
the R.O.T.C. units.
4. Consideration of reports sub-
mitted with the call to the meeting:
(a) Executive Committee, prepared
by Professor J. E. Dunlap.
(1) Proposal for partial credit.
(2) Examination schedule.
(b) University Council, prepared
by Associate Professor C. C. Craig.
(c) Executive Board of the Gradu-
ate School, prepared by Professor C.
S. Schoepfle.
(d) Senate Advisory Committee
on University Affairs, prepared by
Professor A. S. Aiton.
(e) Deans' Conference, prepared
by Dean E. H. Kraus.
5. Consideration of the summer and
fall programs of study.
6. Problem of the Instructor.
7. The University Library and for-
eign publications, Director W. G.
8. New Business.
9. Announcements.
Doctoral Students expecting de-
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theses as early as possible so that
examinations can be set in time for
the names of graduating students to
appear in the Commencement pro-
C. S. Yoakum, Dean
Teaching 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
Students and Faculty, College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts:
The attention of students and facul-
ty is called to the following regula-
tion of the College:
It should be noted that a report
of X (Absent from Examination) does
not guarantee a make-up examina-
tion. An instructor must, in fairness
to those who take the final examina-
tion at the time announced for it,
give make-up examinations only to
students who have a legitimate reas-
on for absence.
E. A. Walter
Faculty, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts: It is requested by
the Administrative Board that all in-
structors who make reports of In-
complete or Absent from Examination
on grade-report-sheets give also in-
formation showing the character of
the part of the work which has been
completed. This may be done by
the use of the symbols, I(A), X(D),
etc. E. A. Walter
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 be
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
All Students, Registration for Sec-
ond Semester. Each student should
plan to register for himself during
the appointed hours. Registration by
proxy will not be accepted.
Robert L. Williams,
Assistant Registrar
School of Education, Graduate
School, School of Public Health:
Those students expecting certificates
in Public Health Nursing in Febru-
ary should file such applications in
Room 4 U.H. The Registrar's Office
can 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.


By Lichty

classifier. Please wait for this notice
before seeing your classifier.
Robert L. Williams,
Assistant Registrar
The Hopwoo Contest for Fresh-
men: All manuscripts to be entered
in the Hopwood Contest for Fresh-
men should be left in the Hopwood
Room, 3227 Angell Hall, by 4:00 p.m.
on Tuesday, January 27, instead of
January 30 as stated in the printed
R. W. Cowden,
Director of the Hopwood Awards
Students, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts: Students whose
records carry reports of I or X either
from the first semester. 1941-42, or
(if they have not been in residence
since that time) from any former ses-
sion, will receive grades of E unless
the work is completed by March 9.
Petitions for extensions of time,
with the written approval of the in-
structors concerned, should be ad-
dressed to the Administrative Board
of the College. and presented to Room
4, University Hall, before March 9.
E. A. Walter
The Student Senate has set up a
bureau to make the addresses of
draftees and enlistees available to
the campus in order to encourage
the sending of letters and gifts to
Michigan men in the armed forces.
Any student who has friends in the
army or who is entering the army
should leave names and addresses at
the Union or the League in care of
the Senate.
Dark Glasses Return: We would
appreciate the return of any dark
glasses which have been borrowed
from the Health Service. The pur-
chase of dark glasses is becoming
increasingly difficult and our supply
is low, so these borrowed glasses are
Warren E. Forsythe, M.D.,
Summer Camp Work: The Bureau
of Appointments and Occupational
Information has received many calls
for camp counselors and administra-
tors, and urges all students and
faculty members interested to call at
the office, 201 Mason Hall.
There are opportunities for coun-
selors for three camps in Maine-
one boys' camp, one girls', and one
adult camp. Seniors or graduate
students, alumni or members of the
faculty, are preferred. Couples, with
or without a family, will be consid-
ered, if both have a contribution to
make to camp life. Interviews will
be held in Ann Arbor the early part
of February; application blanks may
be obtained at the Bureau.
An organization having twelve
camps in the east has openings for
twenty five men to serve as coun-
selors of various activities. Inter-
views can be arranged in Ann Arbor.
Further information may be ob-
tained 'at the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, 201 Mason Hall, hours 9-12
and 2-4.
Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information
Academic Notices
Physics Colloquium on Monday,
January 26, at 4:15 p.m. in Room
1041 Randall Laboratory. Dr. Earle
K. Plyler will speak on "Infra-Red
Absorption Spectra."
Bilogical Chemistry Seminar will
meet on Monday, January 26, at 7:30
p.m., Room 319 West Medical Build-
ing. 'The Formation and Nature of
Plastein," will be discussed. All in-
terested are invited.
Room Assignments, German 1, 2,
31, 32: Thursday, January 29, 8-10
German 1:
Diamond, Ebelke, B, Haven Hall
Gaiss, Winkelman, C, Haven Hall
Willey, Pott, 105 Angell Hall

Graf, Van Duren, 35 Angell Hall
Ryder, 201 U.H.
German 2:
All Sections, 2225 Angell Hall
German 31:
Van Duren, Pott, Diamond,
Gaiss, 205 Mason Hall
Nordmeyer, 203 U.H.
Wahr, 301 U.H.
Ebelke, B, Haven Hall
Eaton, D, Haven Hall
German 32:
All Sections, D, Haven Hall
English 1, Final Examination, Jan-
uary 30, 10:30 a.m.-12:30:
Arthos, 6 A.H.
Bacon, 2203 A.H.
Baum, 25 A.H.
Bertram, 25 A.H.
Boys, N.S. Aud.
Calver, N.S. Aud.
Copple, N.S. Aud.
Engel, 25 A.H.
Everett, 231 A.H.
Faust, 231 A.H.
Fletcher, 1035 A.H.
Fogle, 205 M.H.
Garvin, 2029 A.H.
Green, 205 M.H.
Greenhut, 1025 A.H.
Haugh, 1025 A.H.
Helm, 1025 A.H.
Hockett, 1035 A.H.
Martin, N.S. Aud.
McClennen, 35 A.H.
O'Neill, 4203 A.H.
Peake, 35 A.H.
Schroeder, 101 Ec.
Taylor, 101 Ec.
Thein, 2231 A.H.
Tilford, 403 A.H.
Walker, W. Phys. Lect.


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