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Unjustified . .
IF YOU HAD ASKED any one of the
British students on this campus
about the fate of Singapore two weeks ago, he
would have told that there was almost no possi-
bility of Singapore falling to the Japanese. And
if you had asked any American student, or his
parents about how the American war effort is
progressing, he would have told you that since
the clean-up of the Pearl Harbor inefficiency
everything is coming along pretty well.
The manufacturers of the nation are pretty
well pleased for the most part with their con-
tributions to war materials. In fact, every place
you go, the attitude of the people is generally
cheerful. They airily talk of sacrifice, and hurry
out to buy 100 pounds of sugar before rationing
begins. They admit the rubber shortage, but
they're not awfully worried, for as soon as the
war is over, they'll have plenty of rubber.
FINALLY, if you drive through ,the country
you run across signs with the legend "Amer-
ica Has Never Lost a War." This sign expresses
best the over-all sentiment of the majority of
the people. They buy their defense bonds occa-
sionally, and feel that they have done their part
to win the war. They shake their heads at the
American casualty lists and comfort themselves
by saying that after all, you can't win a war
without losing some men. And they smile con-
tentedly when they hear reports of two Ja
bombers shot down by American fighter planes,
"attacking a numerically superior enemy forma-
General MacArthur is putting up an amazing
resistance to the Japanese attack. but never
should have been forced into the position he
now uncomfortably occupies. Singapore has
been rendered useless as a great Allied naval
base, regardless of its future occupants. Burma
is being threatened, and the Burma Road is no
longer the "safe" route it used to be. The Dutch
East Indies are in danger, so is Australia, and
their possessions. American fighter planes, vi-
tally needed in the battle of the Pacific, have
not the flying range required to be effective
from the bases now in Allied hands. We have
enemy submarines off 'our coasts, and they are
doing a land-office business.
AND AMID ALL THIS the people of America
read the signs that "America Has Never Lost
A War" and they are reassured. There is abso-
lutely no reason for us to feel that we are invin-
cible until we prove ourselves to be such. Up to
this point, we have definitely not been uncon-
querable. The reasons for this are mostly our
own fault. We did not fortify Guam, we did no
build our pursuit planes with sufficient flying
range, we had an ineffective army and navy
system in the Philippine and Hawaiian Islands,
*nd we have talked it into ourselves that we
have never lost a war, and we shall not lose
But it is a little early to assume that we have
the situation well in hand. It is not a question
of assuming a defeatist attitude, but rather a
sober attitude, an attitude of the realization of
the problems we face. To win this war we must
do more than simply believe we will win it. And
it is not only we who must realize it but the
workers and the manufacturers as well. Produc
WASHINGTON-The House Foreign Affairs
Committee heard some glowing reports of the
bravery and tough fighting qualities of Chinese
troops when Secretary of War Stimson and
other cabinet officers testified behind closed
doors on the $500,000,000 loan to)China
However, the committee also got some in-
formation about internal affairs in China which
wasn't so heartening.
Secretary Morgenthau warned that the morale
of the Chinese civilian population was not the
best. Initial Jap successes in the Pacific South-
west had something to do with this, he said, but
the chief reason was acute and protracted eco-
nomic distress, which had brought inflation and
"We must take steps without delay to stabilize
Chinese currency," Morgenthau held. "That's
just as important, if not more so, at the moment
than arms shipments."
The situation has been greatly aggravated re-
cently, the committee was told, by intensive fifth
column activities to spread dissension in the
Chinese army and distrust of the United States
In this connection, Assistant Secretary of State
Breckinridge Long made some eye-opening dis-
closures about secret Jap maneuvers to nego-
tiate a peace with Generalissimo Chiang Kai-
shek. The Chinese war lord indignantly rejected
these overtures, Long declared, but Quisling
elements in China were continuing their in-
trigues among both troops and civilians.
These traitorous forces are led by several high
officers formerly on Chiang 'Kai-shek's staff.
Long urged speedy and unanimous action by
Congress because of the psychological effect it
would have in the Orient.
Orientals are very sensitive about the manner
in which an offer of help is made, he explained.
While the money is desperately needed, and
while the Chinese are entitled to aid as our
allies, the Japs would try to impugn our motives
if Congress gave them the slightest opportunity.
Stimson devoted most of his statement to
eulogizing the Chinese army.
"No army in the history of the world has
braver or more resourceful soldiers than the
Chinese," he said in effect. "The best proof of
this is that they are continuing to fight, with
unbelievable sacrifice and against almost insur-
mountable odds, after five years of aggression by
a ruthless invader.
"Cut off from communications, supplies and
shipping-with no financial resources to speak
of-they have resisted the enemy with a heroism
and tenacity that has won the admiration of
free peoples everywhere."
Questioned about the ability of the Chinese to
hold out, Stimson insisted that, with U. S. and
British help, they would more than hold their
own against the Japs. The War Secretary also
told the committee that there are many strate-
gically located airports in China available for
bombing raids on Japan.
Commerce Secretary Jesse Jones also joined
in acclaiming the Chinese. He particularly
lauded their honesty, pointing out that the Chi-
nese government has a splendid record of pay-
ing its debts .to the United States.
"The Chinese are a proud people who believe
in paying their debts," Jones said. " A signifi-
cant thing to me is the fact that they have not
taken all the credit that has been available to
them in loan authorizations by the Export-
Up on Capitol Hill a lot of people think that
not even the Japanese themselves could have
found a better way to hurt war morale than by
the current epidemic of "Glamor-Pusses."
"Glamor-Pusses" is the name given to the
squad of actors, dancers and artists who have
recently moved in on Washington, climaxed by
Mrs. Roosevelt's dancing friend, blonde Mayris
Chaney, who draws $4,600 for directing child
health in the Office of Civilian Defense.
Real fact is that the advent of Mayris Chaey
merely touched off publicity regarding the fact
that quite a list of Glamor-Pusses have been
dancing their way through the defense pictur
for many months.
In all fairness it should be said that some of
them have contributed more to the war effort
than certain bungling $1-a-year big business-
men. Even Mrs. Roosevelt's blonde dancing girl
at a salary of $4,600 a year probably is less costly
to the American taxpayer than certain National
Defense business advisers who opposed setting
up tin smelters in the U. S. A., and later were
found to have been close to the British tin
monopoly. Their cost to the nation was price-
less months and millions of dollars in economic
Trouble with most of the Glamor-Pusses is
that their specialty is glamor, yet they have been
given important executive jobs where glamor is
a, handicap. Here is the roll-call on some of
Robert E. Sherwood-Pulitzer Prize winner;
author of "Idiot's Delight," "Abe Lincoln In Illi-
nois"; a great writer, but a man who should sit
on a mountain top, isolated,, while he turns out
masterpieces. Instead, he was given an impor-
tant executive job with the Donovan Committee.
Stephen Vincent Benet-famous poet; and
Thornton Wilder, author of "The Bridge of San
LAST MONDAY EVENING in Grand Rapids
there occurred an artistic achievement of no
little import when Mr. Charles Matheson, tenor,
appeared as guest soloist with the Grand Rapids
Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Matheson is at pres-
ent studying with Mr. Arthur Hackett of the
University School of Music, and for a student to
appear in concert with even one of the smaller
symphony orchestras is, to say the least, a thing
relatively unheard of.
The Monday night concert of the Grand Rap-
ids Symphony (which is, incidentally, the only
self-sustaining orchestra in the country), a
benefit concert for the Red Cross, was conducted
by Mr. Thor Johnson, the regular conductor of
the orchestra, whose recognition of Mr. Mathe-
son's vocal talents was chiefly responsible for
his engagement as guest artist. Mr. Matheson
sang two selections, "M'appari" from Flotow's
opera "Martha" and "Then You'll Remember
Me" from Balfe's "The Bohemian Girl."
WTE unqualifiedly state that Mr. Matheson is
one of the most promising of young Ameri-
can singers, and predict a completely successful
career for him. Vocally he must take a back
seat to no one, for he has a voice of tremendous
range and power. He is a dramatic tenor in all
that the name implies, with the ability to color
his tone almost completely as he desires through-
out the greater part of his range; yet he has a
sotto voce of soft and flowing tone, under his
absolute control. Probably the most outstanding
feature about his voice is his ability to sustain
almost indefinitely a tessitura near the top of
his range, and in doing it to maintain an ease
of production and complete fullness of tone.
Also, his voice is capable of a really amazing
power and intensity, though he has sufficient
artistic stature to prevent this from becoming
merely a means of display.
One of the most reassuring things to us con-
cerning Mr. Matheson's singing is the fervor
and feeling with which he sings. He is completely
sincere and loses himself in his song with his
energy and passion, never regarding any piece
of music as a means of display for his technical
prowess, but only as music to be given the fullest
possible interpretation with all the capability
at his command. Such an attitude and approach
can produce only a real artist, and that is what
he is; young, certainly, and therefore with things
yet to learn, but for him that should not be too
long or difficult an achievement.
For those who might wish to hear Mr. Mathe-
son, their opportunity is not far away, for he is
singing, the leading tenor role in Mascagni's
"Cavalleria Rusticana," which is being presented
March 4, 5, 6 and 7 by the combined talents of
the School of Music and Play Production.
- Kenneth W. Rhoads
session, 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 University Bureau of Appoint-
ments has received notification of
the following United States Civil
Service Examinations. The closing
date is listed in each instance.
Air Safety Investigator, $3,800,
December 31, 1942.
Metallurgist, $2,000 to $5,000, until
Translator: Chinese, Modern Greek,
Danish. Norwegian, Dutch, Polish,
French, Portuguese, German, Rus-
sian, Hebrew, Spanish, Italian, Swe-
dish, Magyar, $1,800 to $2,300, March
Lithographers (Artistic & Mechan-
ical) $1,440 to $2,000, until further
Further information may be ob-
tained from the notices which are
on file in the office of the Bureau
of Appointments, 201 Mason Hall,
office hours 9-12 and 2-4.
Bureau of Appointments .and
The University Bureau'of Appoint-
ments has received the announce-
ment of a graduate fellowship pro-
gram in Industrial Economics at
M.I.T. The Massachusetts Institute
of Technology has made arrange-
ments with a group of companies to
make possible to place the students
accepted with some defense industry
during the summer for work. This is
one of the requirements. Application
will be limited to men under thirty,
and to men who have had some train-
ing in economics, but not necessarily
those who have had undergraduate
concentration in this field.
Any further information desired
may be obtained from the announce-
ment which is on file at the Uni-
versity Bureau of Appointments, 201
Mason Hall, office hours 9-12 and
Bureau of Appointments and
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments has received notification of
the following examinations. The
closing date is listed in each instance.
Detroit Civil Service
Junior Construction Inspector,
X1,860, February 11, 1942.
Chief Smoke Inspector, see notice,
February 18, 1942.
Auto Repair Helper, $.75 per hour,
February 10, 1942.
Auto Repairman, $.90, February 10,
Medical Attendant, $1,380, Febru-
ary 13, 1942.
General Machinist, $1.15 per hr.,
February 17, 1942.
United States Civil Service
Junior Engineer, Optional Bran-
ches: Aeronautical, Naval Architec-
ture and Marine Engr., $2,000, June
Further information may be o4-
tained from the announcement, which
is on file at the University Bureau
of Appointments, 201 Mason Hall,
office hours 9-12 and 2-4.
Bureau of Appointments and
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments has received notice of the fact
that the Navy is in urgent need of
Junior Engineers. Engineers whose
courses adequately cover steel struc-
tural design, mechanical engineering
design, or electrical engineering de-
sign will be enrolled in the technical
division of the Supervisor's office
and upon completion of training will
be considered for promotion. All ap-
pointments will be made under tem-
porary United States Civil Service
rating with an annual salary of
$2,000.00. Apply to the University
Bureau of Appointments, 201 Mason
Hall, for further information. Office
hours, 9-12 and 2-4.
Bureau of Appointments and
English 301C: The first meeting of
this course will take place at 4:00
o'clock today in 3223 A.H.
W. G. Rice
'My section of English 298 meets
tonight at 7:30 in Room 400, Gen-
R. W. Cowdlen
English 301E Seminar in Ancient
and Renaissance Criticism will meet
Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in 3223 A.H.
N. E. Nelson
English 212c will meet today, 4:00-
6:00 p.m., in 3224 A.H.
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"If Edwin does go to war, he'll see it through-you know how
he is about leaving a party!"
Important New Firsts -
Moussorgsky and Sibelius
TWO of the recent Victor Red Seal releases are
unique in that they represent the only orig-
inal versions of well-known compositions on
The first is Sibelius' symphonic poem, Tapi-
ola, as recorded by Serge Koussevitzky and the
Boston Symphony Orchestra. This is considered
by many Sibelius' finest tone poem, and since
the withdrawal of the Sibelius Society Set album
containing Tapiola, there has been no recording
of this worthy composition.
A reviewer cannot evaluate the worth of a
composition-that is up to the individual. Either
you like Sibelius a lot or you don't If you do,
Tapiola is for you. It is typical Sibelius, and
Sibelius at his finest. The. reviewer can but
evaluate the skill of the interpretive perform-
ance. Dr. Koussevitzky plays the composition
with deep understanding and complete sympa-
thy and leaves little to be desired.
On the whole, the technical recording job is
good, but there are several spots where recording
tends to be a little muddy.
rTHEOTHER new Victor specialty is Mous-
sorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition, in the
original piano version as performed excellently
by Alexander Brailowsky. There is a superfluity
of recordings of the various orchestral arrange-
ments of this suite, and it is a safe bet that very
few of those familiar with the composition have
ever heard it in its original form. We are all
familiar with the Ravel version or the Stokow-
ski version or the Koussevitzky version.
Anyone who has heard an orchestra version of
the composition owes it to himself to hear it in
the original. Less of the thinking is done for the
listener in the piano version and it is refreshing
to hear Moussorgsky's nisic ugarnished by
Mr. Brailowsky's playing is powerful, faithful
ANOTHER interesting "first" by Victor is the
Red Seal recording of Flamenco Suite, by
Soleares, as performed by guitar virtuoso Julio
Martinez Oyaguren on a single record. No one
can decide whether or not he enjoys guitar mu-
sic until he has heard this virtuoso extract from
the instrument his amazing range of color and
variations of dynamics. The Flamenco Suite is
excitingly Spanish, wild and stirring, calling for
finger dexterity and musical skill of which only
such a master as Oyaguren would be capable.
Tschaikowsky's waltz, Eugene Onegin, has fi-
nally been recorded by the Boston "Pops" Or-
chestra for Victor. It is rhythmically joyful,
melodically rampant and a welcome change from.
Johann Strauss.- D. L.
GRIN AND BEAR IT
VEDNESDAY, FEBRUJARY 11, 1942
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Malay language course: Dr. Sensti-
us would like to meet prospective
students for a conference today at
10:00 a.m. in Room 3055, Natural
Speech 31: Mr. Norton's 9 o'clock
class (See. 4) will meet in 3116 Na-
tural Science Building today.
Speech 190 will meet in 4203 An-
Women's Debate: The organization
meeting of the second semester will
be held today at 4:00 p.m. in 4206
Angell Hall. G. E. Mills
Political Science 272 will meet to-
night at 7:30 in room 215 Haven
Mathematics 328, Seminar in Sta-
tistics: Meeting today at 12 noon in
3020 Angell Hall to arrange hours.
Russian 31, Section 1: T.Th at 10;
S. at 1; 1018 AH. Section 2: T.Th.S.
at 9; 1035 AH.
Russian 52: (Intensive). M.W.F.
10; 18 AH; T. 7:30-10 p.m., Interna-
tional Center; Th. 7:30-10 p.m.;
Russian 148 (Intensive): M.W.F.
3-5; 1018 AH; T. 8 to 10 p.m.; In-
Holders of U.S.N.R. probationary
commissions and those enrolled in
Class V-7 and Class V-5: During the
second semester on Wednesday and
Friday from 4-5 p.m., it is proposed
to conduct a series of lectures and
instruction drills in Naval subjects at
the Naval R.O.T.C. (North Hall)
for the benefit of students now en-
rolled in the U.S.N.R. with commis-
sions; those in Class V-7, in Class V-5
and others interested. First one
These lectures and instruction
drills should be of value to the in-
dividual in his future active duty in
service. Attendance voluntary.
Motor Mechanics: The first meet-
ing of the Red Cross Motor Mechan-
ics Course will be in the Michigan
League Building today. All seniors
who signed up for the course must
Seniors and Graduate Students
who wish to be eligible to contract
to teach the modern foreign lan-
guages in the registered Secondary
Schools of New York State are noti-
fied that the required examination
in French, Spanish, German, and
Italian will be given here on Friday,
February 13, at 1:15 p.m. in room
100 R.L. No other opportunity will
be offered until August, when sum-
mer school attendance is a prerequi-
site for admission to the examina-
Junior and Senior Women who are
interested in a nurse's aide course,
see Professor Reddig, School of Nur-
sing Office, University Hospital,
February 12 between 10 and 12 a.m.
Women who are unable to see Pro-
fessor Reddig at this time should call
the School of Nursing Office for an
English 298: Students who have
registered for my section will meet
Thursday at 4:00 pm. in Room 3216
E. A. Walter
successive Mondays, 4:15-5:15, Na-
tural Science Aud. Examination (fin-
al), April 6, 4:15-5:15, Natural Sci-
Section No. II: First lecture, Tues-
day, Feb. 24, 4:15-5:15, Natural Sci-
ence Aud. Subsequent lectures, suc-
cessive Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15, Natural
Science Aud. Examination (finad)
Tuesday, April 7, 4:15-5:15, Natural
Margaret Bell, M.D.
Medical Adviser to Women
Spanish Classes in the Interna-
tional Center: The organizational
meeting of the classes in beginning
and advanced Spanish will meet in
the International Center, Room 23,
Beginning Class: 4:00 p.m. on
Thursday, Feb. 12,
Advanced Class: 5:00 p.m. on
Thursday, Feb. 12.
A small fee is charged and is pay-
able in the office of the International
May Festival Artists as follows
have been engaged for the Forty-
Ninth Annual May Festival, consist-
ing of six concerts, May 6, 7, 8 and 9,
in Hill Auidtorium: Helen Traubel,
soprano; Judith Hellwig, soprano;
Marian Anderson, contralto; Enid
Szantho, contralto; Jan Peerce, ten-
or; Felix Knight, tenor; Mack Har-
rell, baritone; Barnett R. Brickner,
narrator; Carroll Glenn, violinist;
Emanuel Feuermann, violoncellist;
and Sergei Rachmaninoff, Pianist.
The Philadelphia Orchestra, the
University Choral Union, and the
Youth Festival Chorus will partici-
pate. The following conductors will
be in charge: Eugene Ormandy, Thor
Johnson, Saul Caston, and Juva Hig-
Orders for season tickets may be
sent in by mail or left at the offices
of the University Musical Society in
Burton Memorial Tower. Prices, in-
cluding tax: $8.80, $7.70 and $6.60. If
Choral Union Festival coupon is re-
turned in part payment, prices are
reduced to $5.50, $4.40 and $3.30.
Charles A. Sink, President.
Alec Templeton, British blind plan-
ist, will be heard in a special con-
cert Thursday, February 26, at 8:30
in Hill Audtiorium. Reserved seat
tickets at popular prices, including
tax: 95c, 75c and 55c. May be pur-
chased at the office of the University
Musical Society in Burton Memorial
Thomas Wheatley, violinist, will
present a recital at "8:30 tonight in
Lydia, Mendelssohn Theater, as par-
tial fulfillment of the requirements
for the Bachelor of Music degree. A
student of Wassily Besekirsky, Mr.
Wheatley has planned a program to
include works of Handel, Mozart and
Respighi. The general public is in-
Vera Michees Dean, Research Di-
rector of the Foreign Policy Associa-
tion, will speak on "Democracy's
New Horizon," in Rackham Audi-
torium, on Thursday, February 12, at
4:15 p.m. She is presented by the
Michigan Alumnae Club as a scholar-
ship project and to raise funds for
foreign women students stranded by
the war. The lecture is free to mem-
bers, Membership cards may be se-
cured at the door.
Anatomy Research Club will meet
today at 4:30 p.m. in Room 2501 East
Dr. Russell T. Woodburne will pre-
sent a paper entitled "Anatomical
Relations within the Petrous Portion
of the Temporal ,one."
Tea will be served in Room 3502
from 4:00 till 4:30. Everyone inter-
Paul Mueschke Required Hygiene Lectures for Wo-
men--1942: All first and second sem-
English 190: Junior Honors, The ester freshmen women are required
first meeting of the class will be at to take the hygiene lectures, which
4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in Room are to be given the second semester.
2218 A.H. Upperclass students who were in the
Bennett Weaver University as freshmen and who did
not fulfill the requirement are re-
Preliminary examinations in French quiredutotake and satisfactorily com-
and German for applicants for the plete this course. Enroll for these
doctorate will be held on Friday, lectures at the time of regular classi-
February 13, 4:00-6:00 p.m., in the fication at Waterman Gymnasium,