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The editorials published in The Michigan
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staff and represent the views of the writers
Smith Bill Defeat -
Victory For Labor . .
D EFEAT of Representative Smith's
rider to an otherwise legitimate bill
in the House Friday means that American labor
has succeeded in staving off another under-
handed attempt to cut off its right under the
guise of wartime necessity. The representative's
proposal, nominally attached to a bill concerning
the broadening of the government's war powers,
called for the suspension of the 40-hour week
and extra pay for overtime. Thus the bill, if
passed with the rider, would have kept labor
working at its present rate, in many instances,
of 40 to 46 hours per week, and even as high as
60 hours per week.
The proposal itself contained no mention of
where the extra profits, deducted from over-
time pay, would go, which would mean that the
companies would simply have that much larger
gain for themselves. The manufacture of muni-
tions is just as important as actually fighting
the war, and the work demands not only exact-
ing care, but a definite nervous strain as well.
Miss Margaret Bondfield, internationally-known
British labor leader who recently spoke here,
told of how the British government was actually
forced to cut down on the limitless hours set by
labor itself in order to preserve high quality of
production goods.
have the effect, administration spokesmen
pointed out, of not only eliminating overtime
pay in war industries, but in non-defense work
as well. In addition, it was believed that this
amendment would result in the general lower-
ing of pay for workers.
The farm bloc in the Senate did not hesitate
to boost farm prices for the benefit of a special
group, and for their own futues in the Senate,
but Smith saw nothing unfair in cutting down
labor's income, which will undoubtedly suffer
even more with the generally-increased farm
prices. Representative Smith provided nothing
in his rider to protect labor's wages under the
suspended 40-hour week proposal. he seems to
think that labor can trust the beneficence of the
manufacturers without the guarantee of a fed-
eral law.
But even aside from that angle of the
problem, how about the method used to pass
a proposal which would certainly tie labor's
hands. This far-reaching amendment was
tacked on to a bill dealing with something
at best remotely concerned with the 40-hour
week. It has the same odor as the Senate's
rider on "parity prices" for farm commodi-
ties. It has the same idea in mind: force the
President to sign a useful bill containing an
item which has no business being there,
and which defeats the purpose for which
the bill was originally intended,
Representative Smith and his Congressional
supporters speak of the urgent need for arms,
implying that labor must do more for our war
effort. But we would remind Smith that he too
has a duty to perform, bigger than the political
life of one Congressman and calling for better
?thingsthan trying to palm off riders on bills
which would tend to increase labor disputes,
rather than lessen them. - Eugene Mandeberg

D"w Pednos
WASHINGTON-The Office of Price Admin-
istration is giving a new twist to the high cost
of living.
It's not being advertised, but OPA experts are
quietly investigating the high cost of dying.
They want to place a ceiling on funeral prices.
This is because many complaints have been
received that the government, while regulating
other prices, is doing nothing about funeral
charges. These have been soaring skyward for
months. But since the mortician business uses
strategic materials it is subject to OPA control-
which will soon be exercised.
Data are being collected in various sections of
the country on funeral costs. As soon as this
information is compiled, price ceilings will be
fixed. To see that they are enforced, Price
Administrator Leon Henderson plans to set up
two special offices in the East, plus one each
in Chicago, Denver and on the West Coast.
Note: There will be no "rationing" of funerals.
In this instance OPA is interested only in hold-
ing down costs.
John L. Lewis Purge
It hasn't received as much publicity as Presi-
dent Roosevelt's senatorial purge of 1938, but
very quietly the John L. Lewis family is con-
ducting a CIO purge of its own.
The purge is directed against those who differ
from John L. Lewis or his daughter Kathryn on
their isolationist anti-Roosevelt foreign policy,
and about forty United Mine Workers have
walked the plank since Pearl Harbor. Very re-
cently the tempo of exits even reached the pace
of seven people fired in ten days.
Much of the trouble has been concentrated in
District 50, the famous branch of the United
Mine Workers now busily engaged in organizing
the dairy farmers of New York State. District
50 was established to embrace gas, coke and
chemical workers, and is under the direct domi-
nation of Kathryn Lewis. Nominally its presi-
Dominic Says
CULTURAL PLURALISM is a theory of demo-
cratic life which merits the attention of us
all. The Pilgrims moving away from an undue
emphasis upon unity, gave a new vitality to
Anglo-Saxon civilization. In the new country
distance made separate colonies possible, new-
ness gave play to every revolutionary principle
and youthfulness of the settlers supplied ro-
mance on a vast scale. Soon there appeared in
America other races, a variety of languages,
many religions, different ideals, a wide range
of folk-experience and a series of cultural long-
Another America is ours today. "Prevalent
people at the close of the nineteenth century,"
wrote H. G. Wells, "believed that they prevailed
by virtue of the struggle for existence, in which
the strong and the cunning get the better of
the weak and the confiding." Worse, still, the
virtue of power came to be the outstanding
virtue. Variety gave place to dominance of the
majority. Finders became keepers; competition
permitted the clever to disinherit the good; "my"
took the place of "our" in the attitude of the
religious as well as in the operations of the un-
righteous; bigness became a virtue while beauty,
gentleness, forgiveness, consideration and honor
limped along in the threadbare clothing of a
former epoch. Speed rather than rightness of
direction, control instead of ought and pressure,
not courtesy prevails.

CULTURAL PLURALISM introduces another
ideal. Here is inquiry into strange manners,
other races. diverse religions and new tastes.
'Rut beinv cultural, this pluralism is not a sur-
face affair. To know a Jew who is a delightful
man rust deepen into an understanding of the
JeTw's heritage and a sharing of his values. To
like the reverence of the Polish Catholic must
deepen into a love for the God he meets at the
Mass To respect the Quakers who cannot use
fnr e and who worship in silence must be cul-
'i,"tirtil their view as to the inner light
bcnmes an enrichment of my own faith. To
appreciate the Negro's music must move on to
"ppreciation of the soul of a race coming into
new power and tasting an equality of mind
which was denied their grandparents.
BECAUSE this culture is plural, there is an
intellectual and moral task involved. We are
invited to enter into the beliefs of the other man
without losing cast with our own convictions.
We are asked to become part of every other faith
without being untrue to our own altars. We are
called upon to be one with the other party, or
folk or sect, without loving less the culture in
which we have been disciplined.
Thus, my cultural dutyis two-fold. While I
hold my own values more clearly I am expected
to be the artists, become proficient in appre-
ciating the -other, grow sensitive to a knowledge
of the soul not my own, even the soul of an
enemy and know well the longings of the man
whose deeds I may condemn.
I hear someone say-"but you cannot do that
in a time of great emergency." The man who
believes in cultural pluralism as a democracy's



Templeton Review Attacked
MY BREAKFAST Friday morning was deci-
dedly ruined after I had read the editorial
page's scathing report on Alec Templeton's con-
cert. I believe that I am speaking for the ma-
jority of the members of that "ungenteel" audi-
ence, when I say that I thought the concert was
excellent! Judging by the tremendous applause
which followed Mr. Templeton's presentations
I fail to see how such an unfair criticism, as
appeared in The Daily, could have any basis.
Undoubtedly every person in Hill Auditorium
Thursday night, knew exactly what to expect
when he bought his ticket. The "burlesque"
which The Daily critic refers to so insultingly
was the highlight of the program and was what
the- audience wanted. To completely ignore
that part of the concert which was by far the
best and most enjoyable, if the applause of the
audience is any indicator, was an unforgivable
DO NOT PROFESS to be a music critic and
therefore am not finding fault with the cri-
ticism of the classical music played by Mr. Tem-
pleton. But I do feel that the writer was very
unjust in stating that Mr. Templeton belongs
in a night club. Evidently the rest of the world
doesn't think so for he has appeared in the best
concert halls in the country and has been
starred on many outstanding radio shows.
Please, after this, let's have fair criticisms.
- Shirley Altfeld, '43
dent is Ora E. Gassaway, but he has been known
to complain:
"You know I'm going to bawl Kathryn out.
She keeps firing these guys, and makes me sign
the letters."
Trouble inside of District 50 began shortly
after Pearl Harbor when many leaders inside
the union demanded that Miss Lewis resign
from the America First Committee. They told
her that the country should be united and that
she should change her anti-Roosevelt foreign
policy tune.
The Purge Begins
This was bitterly resented both by Kathryn
and her father. Whereupon' the purge began.
Among those purged has been Herman Clott,
who two weeks before was praised by Lewis for
his Alcoa negotiations. However, he was called
in by Kathryn Lewis and told:
"You must change your friends, or change
your job."
When he refused to change his friends he was
Alfred G. Van Tassel, director of research;
Jack Frye, regional director in Texas; and Don-
ald Pond, field representative in Ohio, also were
called in and told to change their friends or
change their jobs. Miss Lewis even reached
down and fired three stenographers who had
been with her for some time because they did
not agree with her views on the war.
Some of the above were not dismissed, how-
ever, without a heart-to-heart talk from Miss
Regionalism At Rackham
ALDOUS HUXLEY, in a slightly more than
usually relevant essay on the art of painting,
complains that, the -modern painter places all
stress on formal relations rather than on the
expression of a view of life. Our young "Kunst-
forscher," he says, refrains "from any mani-
festation ... of such forbidden interest in drama
or philosophy."
I'm sure that if Mr. Huxley were to chance
upon the current exhibition of "regional" art in
the Rackham galleries, he might have occasion
to exempt at least two of our "art seekers." In
fact, he need merely read the excellent credo

of Charles Culver to think otherwise. Unfor-
tunately, sincere as his purpose may be, Mr.
Culver's artistic efforts fall quite short of his
intents by an insistent absorptionin his own
personalism or in muddy decorativeness. Wit-
ness his "Snow on a Sprig of Balsam," an inex-
cusable entry in a public exhibition.
OF a different sort of personalism is the work
of Jean Paul Slusser. Like another man and
teacher before him, Robert Henri, Mr. Slusser's
sincerity and humanism cannot be denied; how-
ever, one feels that the fires of loneliness and
violence which make the great artist have not
burned too brightly either within or without Mr.
Slusser. Therefore his canvases, like Mr. Cul-
ver's, are comforting rather than stimulating:
personal, rather than universal.
More exciting, certainly gayer, is the ceramic
section of the show. Of the two potters exhibit-
ing, Grover Dee Cole and Mary Chase Stratton,
I fqel that Mr. Cole is the truer to his art. His
forms are objectively understood and important
in themselves, unlike Mrs. Stratton's, in which
the form too often is merely a foil for the some-
times beautiful and technically excellent glazes.
There is, nevertheless, a hasty 'disposal of the
"formal relation" which weakens her work, and
which again might weaken Mr. Huxley some.
If there is not always in Mr. Cole's work that
perfect integration of inventiveness, technique,
and impersonality that marks the mature artist,
there is: nenty of evidence that he is rich in all

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"This war's a picnic compared to the one we'll have when we
try to get your mother back to the kitchen, junior!"


By Lichty


VOL. LI. No. 107C
Publication in the Daly Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
Faculty Tea: President and Mrs.
Ruthven will be at home to members
of the faculty and other townspeople"
today from 4 to 6 o'clock. Cars may
park in the restricted zone on SouthE
University between 4:00 and 6:30 p.m.1
Student Tea: President and Mrs. 1
Ruthven will be at home to stu-
dents Wednesday afternoon, March
4, from 4 to 6 o'clock.
Income-Tax Consultation: The lo-
cal office of the Internal Revenue
Department will furnish consultation1
service on questions relating to the
income tax at the Main Street offices f
daily to March. 16. Telephone in-
quiries cannot be answered from the
banks. This information has been
furnished by the local office of the
Internal Revenue Department for
the benefit of members of the fac-]
ulties and staff who may desire ad-]
vice in connection with the pre-1
paration of their federal income-tax1
Shirley W. Smith
A letter has been received from the
Teachers Insurance and Annuity
Association summarizing certain
modifications which have been adop-
ted with respect to the retirement
annuity contracts and life insurance
1. When the holder of a premium-
paying retirement annuity contract
enters a military, naval, or air force
of the United States, Canada, or New-
foundland, he may cease premium
payments on the contract with the
assurance that he may restore the
risk of death resulting either (a)
contract by simply resuming premi-
um payments (without payment of
the "omitted" premiums) if he does
so at the close of such service or
within six months thereafter. At that
time he will be expected to sign 'an
appropriate agreement as to reduc-
tion of the contractual benefits cor-
responding to the omitted premiums,
and the premium resumed will be on
the same actuarial basis as it would
have been if premiums had been
paid continuously.
2. All new life insurance policies
applied for after December 9, 1941,
will contain a provision excluding the
from service outside the continental
limits of the United States, Canada,
and Newfoundland in a military,
naval or air force of a country at
war, or (b) from operating or riding
in any kind of aircraft, except as a
fare-paying passenger on scheduled
airline flights. In event of death
under such excluded circumstances,
the reserve under the policy, less any
indebtedness, will be payable to the
beneficiary. This procedure applies
to all kinds of newly-written life in-
surance policies, including collective
insurance, but of course not to life
insurance policies previously written
without any such clause or to any
annuity contract. Among some
groups of applicants particularly
likely to enter the forces, the total
amount of insurance the Association
will write on an individual is reduced.
Herbert G. Watkins,
Assistant Secretary
To the Members of the Faculty of
the College of Literature, Science,
and the Arts: The fifth regular meet-
ing of the Faculty of the College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts for

C. Rufus, and D. B. McLaughlin, N
3. Introduction of new member.i
4. Consideration of reports:
A. Reports submitted with the call
to the meeting:
a. Executive Committee, ProfessorD
R. C. Angell.D
b. University Council, Professor Z.E
C. Dickinson.
c. Executive Board of the Gradu-
ate School, Associate Professor Clarks
d.' Deans' Conference, Dean E. H.
e. College Honors Program, Dr.
John Arthos.'.
B. Oral report:'
Senate Advisory Committee onI
University Affairs, Professor O. S.
5. Problem of the instructor, con-
tinuation of discussion.
6. New business.
7. Announcements.t
Public Health Students: Dr. Henry1
F. Vaughan, Dean of the School of
Public Health, will meet with all
Public Health students on Tuesday,
March 3, at 4:00 p.m. in the Audi-
torium of the W. K. Kellogg Building.
All students in the School are re-
quested to be present.
Students, College of Literature,
Science, 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 session, will receive grades of
E unless the work is completed byj
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
College of Literature, Science, and
the Arts, Schools of Education, Mu-
sic, and Public Health: Students who
received marks of I or X at the close
of their last, term of attendance
(viz., semester or summer session)
will receive a grade of E in the course
unless this work is made up by
March 12. Students wishing an ex-
tension of time beyond this date
should file a petition addressed to the
appropriate official in their school
with Room 4 U.H., where it will be
Robt. L. Williams,
Assistant Registrar
Certificates of Eligibility: All par-
ticipants and chairmen of activities
are reminded that first semester eli-
gibility certificates are good only un-
til March 1. Certificates for the sec-
ond semester must be secured before
that date.
Office of the Dean of Students
Caroline Hubbard Kleinstueck Fel-
lowship: This award of $500 is of-
fered by the Kalamazoo Alumnae
Group for the year 1942-43. It is
open to any woman with an A.B.
degree from an accredited college or
university and is available for gradu-
ate work in any field. A graduate
of the University of Michigan may
use the award for study wherever she
wishes but a graduate of any other
college or university must continue
her work at Michigan. Candidates
showing ability for creative work will
be given special consideration. Ap-
plication blanks may be obtained at
the Alumnae office in the Michigan
League or at the Office of the Dean
of Women and should be returned



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[neering Bldg. Room B-47 through
ie week of March 1st.
Choral Union Memnbs: Members
f the Chorus whose records are
ear, wili please call for pass ticets
o the Vronsky-Babin concert on the
.ay of the concert, Tuesday, March
, between the hours of 10 and 12,
nd 1 and 4. at the offices of the
rniversity Musical Society in Burton
lemorial Tower.
Charles A. Sink, President.
War Inspectors: The Inspection
loard of the United Kingdom and
anada requires the services of young
nen with some metallurgical train-
ng for duties as inspectors on war
materials. Applicants must be of
ritish of Canadian nationality and
ave some knowledge of the testing of
netallic materials, composition of
lloys and reading micrometers and
Any qualified students, graduate or
mdergraduate, who may be interest-
,d should communicate with Mr. R.
I. B. Butler, Room 604, 360 N. Michi-
an Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
Bowling Tournament-Women Stu-
Lents: When two teams, which are
cheduled to play, cannot get to-
ether, each may bowl separately and
Irop the score sheet in the box pro-
vided. State on the score sheet the
ame of the house represented, the
ame of the captain, and the name
3f the opposing captain.
Academic Notices
Bacteriological Seminar will meet
n Room 1564 East Medical Build-
ing on Monday, March 2, at 8:00
Subject: "Dysentery."
All interested are cordially invited.
Biological Seminar will meet on
Wednesday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m.,
in Room 319, West Medical Build-
ing. "Vitamin C - Ascorbic Acid"
will be discussed. All interested are
Psychology 31, Sections I and III:
Makeup examination will be given
Monday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in
Room 1121 N.S.
Zoology 31 (Organic Evolution): A
supplementary examination for those
absent from the final will be he held
in Room 3089 N.S. on Monday, March
2, beginning at 1 o'clock.
Doctoral Examination for Richard
Lewis Aldrich, Oriental Civilization;
thesis: "Tun-Huang: The Rise of the
Kansu Port in the T'ang Dynasty."
Monday, March 2, 405 Mason Hall,
10:00 a.m. Chairman, M. Titiev.
By action of the Executive Board,
the chairman may invite members
of the faculties and advanced doctor-
al candidates to attend the examina-
tion and he may grant permission to
those who for sufficient reason might
wish to be present..
C. S. Yoakum
Choral Union Concert: Vitya Vron-
sky and Victor Babin, pianists, will
give the tenth program in 'the Chor-
al Union Concert Series, Tuesday,
March 3, at 8:30 o'clock, in Hill
Auditorium. The program will con-
sist of numbers for two pianos. A
limited number of tickets are still
available at the offices of the Uni-
versity Musical Society in Burton
Memorial Tower.'
Charles A. Sink, President
Organ Recital: The public is in-
vited to attend a recital by Palmer
Christian, University Organist, at 4:15
Wednesday, March 4, in Hill Audi-
torium. The program will include
compositions by de Heredia, Cleram-
bault, Couperin, Mendelssohn, An-
driessen, Williams, Maquaire, and an
arrangement by Professor Christian
of Debussy's Prelude to "La Demoi-
selle elui."

Exhibition, College of Architec-
ture and Design: The work of Pyn-
son Printers, consisting of books, pan-
els, labels, posters. Ground floor
corridor cases. Open daily 9 to 5,
except Sunday, through March 2.
The public is invited.
Ann Arbor Art Association: An ex-
hibition of regional art and craft as
represented by the work of Jean Paul
Slusser and Charles Culver, painters,
and of Mary Chase Stratton and
Grover Cole, potters. The Rackham
Galleries. Open daily 2-4 and 7-9
except Sunday through March 4. The
public is cordially invited to see this
important exhibition. No admission
Exhibit of Illustrations, University
Elementary School: The drawings
made by Elinor Blaisdell to illustrate
the book "The Emperor's Nephew,"
by Marian Magoon of the English
Department of Michigan State Nor-
mal College, Ypsilanti, are on display
in the first and second floor corridor
cases. Open Monday-Friday 8 to 5,
Saturday, 8-3 through March 14.
The public is invited.
University Lecture: Dr. Carl G.
Hartman, Professor of Physiology at
the University of Illinois, will lecture
on the subject, "Two Decades of Pri-
mate Studies and Their Influence

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