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THE MICHIGAN DAILY THURSDAY. OCTOBER -, 1941

Member of the Associated Pressf
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use for republication of all news dispatches credited to
it or not otherwise credited In this newspaper. All
rights of republication of all other matters herein also
reserved."
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Editorial Staff

Letters To The Editor
Invitation To Interventionists Slosson Again'
To the Editor: To the Editor:
Following is a letter that is being sent to DEAR MASCOTT: Your inclusive charge
Wayne University and Michigan State College: It boots not to dispute at large;
Profs are but men, their students too.
To the Editor of the Wayne Collegian: Faults may be many, virtues few.
We wish to invite the students of Wayne Uni- But those who dwell in "ivory towers"
versity, through their Student Council, to meet Like other people have their hours
with a representative body of University of When they speak out with tongue or pen
Michigan students in order to develop an inter- As citizens and honest men.
collegiate program in support of more complete ONCE in the presidential chair
aid to those countries fighting Hitlerism. Folks found Professor Wilson there
It is our considered judgment that our rights Had nations followed him, who knows
and security as students and as citizens in a They might not be exchanging blows-
democracy would be seriously menaced by a Today in Washington are scores
fascist victory. Who lived in academic doors.
Therefore, we have extended an invitation to A Michigan prof once gave our state
the Student Council to send a delegation of two All the merit system it has to date.
or three students to* meet in Ann Arbor on EVEN HE who to the "tower" safe sticks-
Thursday, Oct. 9th, to formulate a basic pro- Who cares for Pasteur's politics?
gram for united activities. Newton ran the English mint
A similar note has been sent to the students But all the gold that there was in't
of Michigan State College. Was worth much less than the single thought
William Todd, President, Student Senate That gravitation's law once wrought.
Harry Stutz, President, Social Work Revolution's greatest glories
Students Club Are the work of men in laboratories!
Homer Swander. - Preston Slosson
THE REPLY CHURLISH
By OUCHSTONE

mile Geld
obert Speckhard
lbert P. Blauste
avid Lachenbruc
Ivin Dann,
[a Wilson
rthur Hill
anpt Hiatt
ra;ie Miller
irginia Mitchell
aniel H. Huyett
ar4es ,B. Collins,
ouise Carpenter
velyn Wright

Managing Editor
Editorial Director
in . . . City Editor
,h1 , . .Associate Editor
. . ociate Editor
* . . . Sports Editor
Assistant Sports Editor
Women's Editor
Assistant Women's Editor
S. . . . Exchange Editor
Business Staff
G. . Business Manager
. . Assistant Business Manager
S . Women's Advertising Manager
Women's Business Manager

IGHT EDITOR: CHARLES THATCHER
The editorials published in The Michigan
waily are written by members of The Daily
taff and represent the views of the writers
inly.
New 'Week'
or Americ...,
0 NE of the most noticeable features
O of American culture to a foreign
lologist would be the tendency of business
.rests in thi$ country to form special "weeks"
I the facility with which the public accepts
,here are "weeks" of 411 kinds-National
eh Week4 Drink More Milk Week, Drive Safely
ek, Buy Products Made In Michigan Week,
More Baking Soda Week. National Music
ek . and so forth.'
E are now, as usual, in tle middle of a
"week." This is Newspaper Week. It is the
k during which. we give thanks for and pay
rage to, the great newspaper industry.
'his week we are supposed to bow the head
1bend the knee in thanks for our great free
ss. We are supposed to be thankful that our
ss channels are unobstructed and free from
paganda. We are supposed to thank God and
advertising industry that the newspapers let
now just exactly what is going on.
E SHOULD BE THANKFUL that newspapers
are allowed to exist; to differ in opinion
n the powers that be,-but that's about as far
t should go.
egardless of whether this be National News-
er Week or National Mentholated Saddle
p Week, we should not be contented with our
; as it is today. It is not perfect; in fact, it
ar from satisfactory.
E SHOULD NOT LEAP with ecstatic joy
when we behold our modern newspaper. It
Arts some news straight, yes; but it perverts,
presses, lies, too.
e can't really feel ,satisfied with our press
i1 it has fulfilled its potentialities and takes
place as a part of our democracy, not as an
eption to it. There are several responsibilities
ch the newspaper owes to the public:
Fair presentation of all news, considering
personal interests of editor or publisher.
or news and consumer news especially have
i slaughtered in the past.
Eliminations of all suppression of any news
ortant to the reader.
De-emphasis of crime news in deference to
s bf civil coui-ts of more importance to gen-
reader.
IS FOOLISH to rejoice in our great free
ress. Rather let Newspaper Week be a re-
der that our press is far from satisfactory
that any measure to free the press should
upported wholeheartedly.
-David Lachenbruch
eitralty Act
pa1 Dodged.
epreaCogged . .
O VER in one of the uncharted islands
of the South Seas scientists have
Irted a strange arboreal beast. Born in a
's topmost limbs it proceeds to climb one
for every two it falls, eventually reaching
ground._
ver in Washington, correspondents are busily
ribing the activities of another natural curi-

THE Ann' Arbor restaurateurs --some of
them - are a fat and greasy lot. They
charge high prices. They under pay their help.
They are occasionally not what one might call
cleanly.
Now I do not wish to have advertising con-
tracts cancellbd. Nor do I wish to accuse the
guiltless. Nevertheless I wish to call to the at-
tention of the Ann Arbor restaurateurs the fact
that there are certain public regulations on the
food serving business. I do not feel it necessary
to remind the trade that a newspaper is indeed.
an admirable means to call infractions of said
regulations to the attention of the hungry but
literate population.
Since I returned to Ann Arbor I have found
it convenient to dine at some of the more prom-
inent beaneries, and I regret to say that I have
noted, at least in several of them, the absence
of the cleanliness-rating cards which once were
displayed prominently or inconspicuously ac-
cording to whether the dishes were washed or
not. This is unfortunate.
IT WAS, as I recall, in the year 1937 that The
Daily conducted a radical campaign against
the popular mixture of dirt, bacteria, and food.
At that time health officials started rating
1restaurants according to a somewhat obscure
scale of cleanliness, which apparently did not
extend below 80. I employ the word "scale" with
my eyes wide open. p
But Ann Arbor being the town it is, and The
Daily being known as a dissenting influence, ob-
viously inclined toward the Left, I suspect that
neither the maitres de hotels nor the city fathers
had their hearts in the matter. And now that
the golden years have blanketed the noise and
lowing statement in a radio address discussing
the Act's repeal:
"The repeal of the so-called Neutrality Act
would not be unneutral. After its repeal the
United States would be a neutral under inter-
national law. That act prohibits'the arming of
our merchant vessels. I favor repeal of that
provision."
Before going any further into this statement
it might be well to remember that U.S. naval
vessels have been. ordered to shoot all Axis
vessels on sight. But even before President
Roosevelt's command, Colonel Knox was able
to boast- that an American destroyer dropped
depth charges on what might have been "a whale
or an ocean current.' The army is firmly estab-
lished in Iceland. Every industry in the country
is engaged in defense production, much of it for
the Allied forces.
WITH THIS IN MIND, Senator Connally's
statement become almost ludicrous in its
context, and the end does not justify the means.
The Neutrality Act should not be repealed be-
cause it will allow us to remain neutral. Its
abandonment means that we will be able to
actually protect our aid to Britain. If it serves
a purpose as a sop for isolationists, then it is
inconsistent with the declared program and pol-
icy of the nation.
Senator Connally's statement coincides with
the most recent addition of new taxes aimed at
all lowest income groups. The East is still being
inconvenienced by a gasoline shortage, and any-
one who eats in restaurants must have some
idea of food prices' relation to the average con-
sumer. In other words, the whole nation is un-
neutral in thought and willing to back up its
unneutrality by depriving itself of peace-time
luxuries and near-necessities. The Neutrality
Act therefore stands as political hypocrisy, and
should be pulled down. Its repeal is part of our
defense effort; and should be made in that name.
WHEN the act comes up before Congress in
the immediate future, you will hear many
more statements following the line laid down
by Senator Connally. The home constituents
will be once again placed above this country's
national and international interests. If the

bacteria counts in their soft folds, the matter of
student health has again been quietly aban-
doned to the mercies of the Health Service, and
commercial life has regained its equilibrium.
NOW I do not propose to picket any restau-
rants, nor shall I attempt to stir up labor
trouble, for I feel that the University would dis-
like this very much. I propose simply to give
the restaurants about two weeks to get them-
selves some nice new rating cards. After that
time, if another tour of the town reveals the
present conditions, I shall get myself a staff
photographer, and a medical student capable of
analyzing the tines of forks, and once more
there will be a front page campaign, embodying
all the undesirable publicity of all front page
campaigns, hurting the feelings of nice people,
and causing me to lose sleep. I do not, gentle-
men of the restaurant trade, enjoy such affairs.
I hope that someone will call this article to your
attention, and that you will set about restoring
to your places of business that pristine state
which endears the heart and attracts the eye.
I do not ask for good cooking. I do not wish to
be unreasonable. Just cleanliness and Godliness,
gentlemen. So long until soon.
DownienA SYS
(Editor's Note-This column, through a misunder-
standing, was to havecappeared last Sunday, Sep-
tember 28, before The Daily resumed publicatio4
for the fall semester.)
IN HIGHER EDUCATION, religion has a series
of specific functions, just as art or science
each perform particular services. These may be
grouped into two types: (1) Religion must func-
tion for the person as a member of society. In
this regard religion for a student or faculty man
is identical with religion for a citizen in general
life. (2) Religion in a University must serve other
functions peculiar to persons who are engaged
in the definite task of acquiring special intel-
lectual discipline.
The University community is dealing with
theory, chiefly. That is its glory. Religion is a
man's devout relation to God or his allegiance to
the highegt he knows. As the mind grows, as the
critical faculty matures, as new facts come to
attention, as former conclusions are weighed,
and as new theories come into view, the student
repeatedly has the task of orientation. There is
awe, mystery, growth. How is he to keep hope
alive during change? How is he to believe where
as yet he cannot prove? How is he to be frank and
fearless in the midst of new situations? It is the
function of religion in the presence of such ques-
tions to make the person central, cause the self
to be superior and the soul to preserve its ascen-
dency. The God who was represented as the
"I Am" of mankind bids every student grow
tall and look down upon the ideas or theories
or facts or truths which he can entertain.
THIS OVER SIMPLIFICATION stops short of
evidence, to be sure, but it does call attention
to the fact that he only is religious who does
possess his integrity, can stand unafraid in his
Universe, and is able to turn his growing mental
powers upon this inquiry or devote his quickened
talent to that adventure with candor and in
freedom. Such was Matthew Arnold's meaning
when he wrote in his "Sonnet to an Independ-
ent Preacher:
Man must begin, know this, where. Nature ends:
Nature and man can never be fast friends
Fool, if thou canst not pass her, rest her slave",
T THIS POINT, the ministry of religion to
the comnon man, to that is to that which
is universal in us all, comes into play. Scholar
and saint along with the rustic and sinner, do
well to keep the even course of worship, faith
in God, and security in those meanings which
strengthened us yesterday. Continue in your
Church as you climb steadily toward new power.

(EDITORS NOTE-The Washington
Merry-Go-Round, whose brilliant stor-
ies on the Louisiana war games have
won national comment, hre gives sum-
maries of the two great armies that
engaged in the mimic battle. Robert
S. AlIen was on detached service cov-
ering the games.)
WITH THE THIRD ARMY-The
Third Army is the largest and
one of the best of the new citizen
armies.
Made up of- regulars, National
Guardsmen, inductees and reservists
from every part of the country, it
is a true cross section of the U.S.A.
and a very inspiring one. It is pat-
riotic, high-spirited, fit and eager to
learn.
Throughout the big Louisiana war
games the men of the Third Army,
in heat and downpour, over gruelling
swamp and woodland, displayed a
spirit of scrappy aggressiveness and
tenacity that kept their enemy (Sec-
ond Army) constantly on the defen-
sive. From reconnaissance patrols to
Army Corps, eery unit of the Third
was full of fight and determination
to win.
SOME OF THE FEATS of this new
Army, still a fledgling force learn-
ing the arts of war, were remark-
able. For example:
In the first two days of the first
phase of the maneuvers the 43rd,
37th and 38th Divisions of National
Guardsmen marched over 50 miles
and then went immediately into
combat. This is an outstanding mili-
tary performance and on a par with
the best displayed by crack German
infantry, which underwent training
for seven years. It graphically dem-
onstrates the superb physical fitness
and esprit of these citizen soldiers.
Another example was the extra-
ordinary feat of the 1st Cavalry Di-
vision fording the Sabine River at
night with all its heavy motor and
artillery eqiupment (400 vehicles)
to pounce early in the morning on
the unsuspecting west flank of the
enemy and capture a large part of
its gas supplies. To cross this treach-
erous stream the doughty Division
had to haul over 7-ton trucks and
155 caliber guns weighing 4,500
pounds.
THE THIRD ARMY has all the ele-
ments of a great combat force
in the finest American tradition. It
hasn't that yet, but it is well on the
way. It still has a lot to learn, from
buck private to commanding general.
But what distinguishes the men of
the Third is their will to learn, their
aggressiveness and pride as citizen
soldiers.
Note-As is the case in the other
citizen armies, chief deficiency of the
Third Army is lack of small unit
(platoon and company) training. This'
is primarily due to inexperienced non-
commissioned and company officers.
WT he Old Man'
PRINCIPAL CREDIT for the ex-
cellence of the Third is due Lieut.
General Walter Krueger, commander,
and his crack staff of assistants.
Slender, of middle height and in-
cisive, Krueger rose from the ranks
and is' a militant practitioner of the
Stonewall Jackson dictum of "sur-
prise, mystify and mislead the ene-

my." During the war games it was
his troops who three times attempted
the daring stroke of capturing the
opposing commanding general and
did succeed in "killing" his chief of
staff.
Although very much a man of ac-
tion and constantly on the go, Krue-
ger also is a scholar. He speaks four
languages, is an alert student of for-
eign military techniques and modern
methods. When well over fifty he
took a flying course at Brooks Field
and travels almost entirely by plane.
Krueger was long known in the Army
as one of its top organizers and exe-
cutives; in the Louisiana war games
he also demonstrated that he is a
very able and forceful field general.
ONE OF THE BEST INDICATIONS
of his high caliber is the crack
staff with which he has surrounded
himself. It is without peer in the U.S.
Army and has some of the best tacti-
cal brains of the army.
Chief among these younger aces is
Colonel Dwight Eisenhower, chief of
staff, who conceived and directed the
strategy that routed the Second Ar-
my. Eisenhower has a steel-trap mind
plus unusual physical vigor. To him
the military profession is a science
and he began watching and studying
the German army five years ago.
Eisenhower's deputy chief of staff
is another crack Army braintruster.
He is Lieut. Colonel Al Gruenther,
leading bridge ace of the Army and a
shining star of the General Staff
until Krueger wangled him for his
staff. Both Eisenhower and Gruen-
fiam. r -riv Pm. fnr hgmom. ti.

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DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1941
VOL. LH. No. 4
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all ,
members of the University.
Notices
To the Members of the Faculty,
College of Literature, Science and the
Arts: The first regular meeting of the
Faculty of the College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts for the academ-
ic session of 1941-42 will be held in
Room 1025 Angell Hall, October 6,
at 4:10 p.m. A large attendance at
this initial meetingis desired.
Edward H. Kraus
AGENDA:
1. Consideration of the minutes of
the meeting of June 2nd, 1941, pp.
731-746, vhich were distributed by
campus mail.
2. Introduction of new members
of senate rank.
3. Elections (Nominating Commit-
tee: Professors J. W. Bradshaw, G. E.
Densmore, S. D. Dodge, L. L. Watkins,
G. R. LaRue, Chairman).
a. For the Executive Committee, a
panel of six persons to be elected by
the Faculty to be submitted to Presi-
dent Ruthven, who will appoint from
the panel:
Two members to serve for three
years to succeed Professors W. F.
Hunt and W. G. Rice, whose terms
of office expired September 30, 1941.
b. For the Library Committee, two
persons to be elected:
(1) One to suceed Associate Profes-
sor C. F. Meyer as a representative
of Group II, to serve for three years.
(2) One to succeed Associate Pro-
fessor Paul Mueschke as a represen-
tative at large, to serve for three
years.
4. Consideration of the reports
submitted with the call to thermeet-
ing.
a. Executive Committed, prepared
by Professor I. L. Sharfman.
b. Executive Board of the 'Gradu-
ate School, prepared by Professor E.
F. Barker.
c. Deans' Conference, prepared by
Dean E. H. Kraus.
d. Teacher Training, by Professor
by Assistant Dean E. A. Walter.
e. Academic Counselors, prepared
by Assistant Professor Arthur Van
Duren.
Since the last meeting of the Fac-
ulty there have been no meetings of
the University Council or the Senate
Advisory Committee on University
Affairs. ,
5. Oral Reports.
a. Enrollment, by Assistant Regis-
trar R. L. Williams.
b. Admissions with Advanced
Standing, by Assistant Professor C.
M. Davis.
c. Summer Session, by Director L.
A. Hopkins.
d. Teacher Traniing, by Professor
Hayward Keniston.
e. High School Visitors, by Asso-
ciate Professor H. M. Dorr.
f. The Evaluation of Faculty Serv-
ices, by Professor R. C. Angell.
6. Centennial Celebration of the
College, Professor R. A. Sawyer.
7. New Business.
8. Announcements.
The Clinics of the School of Den-
tistry and Kellogg Institute are now
open for the school year. Examina-
tions and appointments for all types
of dental work in the Clinics of both
buildings are made at the registra-
tion desk and examining room on the
second floor of the School of Dentis-
try. The examination room and
registration desk are open from 10 to

the University Musical Society in
Burton Memorial Tower.
New applicants will please register
for try-out appointments, also at
once.
Charles A. Sink, President
February 1942 Seniors, School of
Education, must file with the Re-
corder of the School of Education,
1437 U.E.S., no later than October 4,
a statement of approval for major
and minors signed by the adviser.
Blanks for the purpose may be se-
cured in the School of Education
office or in Roon 4 U.H.
School of Education Students -
Changes of Elections: All changes of
elections of students enrolled in this
School must be reported at the Reg-
istrar's Office, Room 4 University
Hall. After October 4 such changes
may be made only after payment of
a fee of one dollar.
Membership in a class does not
cease or begin until all changes have
been thus officially registered. Ar-
rangements made with the instructors
only are not official changes.
Academic Notices
Preliminary examinations in French
and German, for candidates for the
doctorate, will be held on Monday,
October 6, at 4:00 p.m., in the amphi-
theatre of the Rackham Building.
Dictionary may be used. Inquiries,
Room 120 Rackham Building, Fri-
day, 2:15-4:15 p.m.
New Graduate Students: All stu-
dents registering this semester for
the first time in the Graduate School
should report at Hill Auditorium for
the four-part Graduate Record Ex-
amination and the English Examina-
tion on Friday, October 3, at 1:00
p.m. and also on Saturday, October
1, at 8:00 a.m. Credit will be with-
held from students failing to take all
parts of the examination unless an
excuse has been issued by the Dean's
office. #Be on time. No student can
be 'admitted after the examination
has begun. Pencil, not ink, is to be
used in writing the examination.
University Choir: 4I'here are posi-
tions available for tenors, baritones,
and basses in the University Choir
(Ensemble 49) under the direction of
Professor Hardin Van Deursen, meet-
ing Monday through Friday at 11:00
a.m., in Lane Hall. Auditions may
be arranged by contacting Professor
Van Deursen at the School of Music.,
Room 223, or at Lane Hall any day
day at 11:00 a.m.
Ch.E. .171, Explosives, will 'meet
Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00-4:00 in
Rm. 3215 East Engineering Building.
Psychology 37, 137: Thursday sec-
tion is the only laboratory section of
these courses which will meet this
week. All students in these courses,
however, are required to attend an
introductory lecture given by Prof.
Shepard today at 5:00 p.m. in Room
3126 N.B. Bldg.
Professor Davis' American Litera-
ture seminar, 300H, will meet today
from 3:00-5:00 p.m., Room 3217 An-
gell Hall.
Mathematics 120, Life Insurance
Accounting, will meet today, 3:00-
5:00 p.m., in 3201 Angell Hall.
Students in my section of English
297 who have not already decided
upon a time for the weekly confer-
once should come to my office, Room

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