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THE REPLY CHURLISH
AM NOW READING a wonderful collection the long dead voice droned on, Johnathan lis-
of fantastic stories, gathered together by one tening closely. For this was Johnathan Twist's
Phil Stong, which was a surprise to me because secret. Forty years he had worked, crazily,
the last thing I remember about Mr. Stong, he without method it seemed, but at last, in that
was doing the great cornbelt novel, called State clear crystal globe, he had the essence of things.
Fair, about a hog called Blue Boy, I think. Any- the electric agent by which all things could,
how, this book he has edited contains twenty- speak, aloud and understandably, buildings,
five fantastic stories, and is called Twenty-Five trees, books, living or dead.
Modern Stories of Mystery and Imagination- "What do ye meane, 'feem fickle'?" Johna-
The Other Worlds, and it does not include any- than asked.
thing by Poe or Bierce or DeMaupassant. The "I can't fay," the voice replied. "That'f not
stories have been called from such present-day in ye boke."
pulps as Wonder Stories, Astounding Stories, The strange dialogue across the centuries went
etcetera etcetera, and one from Esquire. Mr. on, far into the night. It was after three o'clock
Stong scorns the scientifiction sort of thing, and when Johnathan closed the dusty volume and
only includes one time machine yarn in the col- stood up. He looked at the laboratory. "How'd
lection to show what is being done in that field. all this mess get here?" he said aloud.
His rules for the fantastic story are simple and "You were busy reading and we boiled over,"
clear. Ghosts per se are ruled out. Superman the objects in the ruined laboratory replied.
is ruled out. Interplanetary space patrols are "Well, can you clean yourselves up?"
ruled out and rocket ships too, which should "Certainly, boss," the laboratory said, and it
show Buck Rogers where he stands. The fan- cleaned itself up.
tastic story, Mr. Stong says, should consist of a Johnathan Twist went outside to breathe
logically worked out story, the initial of all im- some fresh air. He stood gazing up at the stars,
portant premise of which is impossible. The and to his mind there flashed a simple little
author should, if he is the right sort of man, verse from his childhood. "Twinkle, twinkle,
show at the beginning of the story what that little star, how I wonder where you are-" he
impossible premise is, and not save it to get out breathed.
of a tight spot. "Quite a way, 2,308,675,943-light years," the
AND NOW I am going to try to write a fan- "And what is your name?" Johnathan asked,
tastic story for you. Short, but according bemused.
to Hoyle and Stong. We will assume that I am "Ursa"
really a respectable professor of ancient hiero- "How nice," Johnathan said, and moved on
glyphics at a large college, and I write under I down into the dense wood at the foot of the hill.
the nom de plume of Donald T. von Van Der He thought he would talk to a tree for awhile!
Touchstone. and then go on into the village and talk to the
Under TLe DodarS bank and some hitching posts he knew.
Une The tree said it was a dog's life, and the bank
fr Love's Last Shift asked Johnathan if he needed money, and John-
HE RETORT BOILED OVER. Poisonous athan said no. The hitching posts were asleep,
fumes filled the low vaulted laboratory of and Johnathan walked softly away, trying not
Johnathan Twist, known as a crank to the popu- to disturb their gentle snores. He stood in front
lace of the small village of Oomlaut. The whirl- of the general store, talking to the cracker barrel
ing centrifuge broke, and jets of molten metal for awhile and then he went and talked to the
flew through the dense atmosphere. At a table Civil War monument, and the soldiers fired
in the corner, immersed in an ancient calf-skin their guns for him to show they really worked.
volume, one of many such which lined the over- A policeman came up to Johnathan and moved
flowing shelves of the laboratory, sat Johnathan his lips, but Johnathan could not hear him. He
Twist, immersed in an ancient calf-skin volume said so, and the policeman cupped his hand to
which he was reading. In one hand he held a his ear. He could not hear Johnathan either.
crystal globe, of some strange material other They stood there for quite awhile trying to make
than glass. themselves understood, but Johnathan realized
Johnathan Twist only appeared to be read- that the crystal ball was to blame, that he could
ing though. The crystal globe was the secret of not expect to hear humans if he heard all other
it all. The book spoke-unbelievably, across all things. After awhile the policeman went away.
the centuries which had elapsed since the au- Johnathan walked slowly back up the hill to
thor's words had been written on the paper, the his house, holding the crystal ball and talking
voice of the long dead savant sounded clear and to the grass. It was going to be nice from now
strong in the silent room. on, Johnathan thought.
"Ande yf thefe fudden fitf feem fickle to ye," So long until soon.
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Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
Rep. Dies Raises
His Head Again . .
T HE SAGA OF MARTIN DIES and
his "Committee to Investigate Un-
American Activities" has reached a new climax.
When the savant of subversion recently asked
Congress for $100,000 in appropriations, he
blundered into a number of contradictions
sufficiently revealing to rouse at least certain
portions of Congress and the press to belated in-
In order to thwart complaints that he had
done almost nothing in the way of investigating
Fascism, the cornered Representative claimed
that last year he was in possession of informa-
tion which might have prevented the Pearl
Harbor attack, but which the Administration re-
fused to let him use.
Investigation brought to light actual corre-
spondence showing that the Department of
Justice, on its own initiative, had asked Dies to
submit any information which he might have
concerning Japanese activities, and that Dies
refused to do so, saying the Department of Jus-
tice had hundreds of agents and could get its
own evidence. Caught flat-footed, the embar-
rassed Congressman later tried to squirm out of
it by claiming that he had given the informa-
tion to the intelligence branch of the War De-
partment, a claim which appears equally
FORCED ever more deeply into the corner,
Dies made another effort last Saturday to
redeem himself-an effort which fizzled so
completely that even the blindest were able to
see that the whole affair was a big sham-as
have been the rest of the projects of Mr. Dies',
committee. For on that day the Representative
submitted to Congress his much-talked-of 285-
page report on how Japan plans to conquer
There is nothing in the voluminous report
which all well-informed government officials
did not already know-including the fifteen-
year-old Japanese volume on how to conquer
America. Who does not know that many of the
Japanese on the west coast are either potential
or real enemies? What kind of obscure secret is,
it that these Japanese have little love for the
United States? How new and startling a fact is
it that many of them side with their homeland
in the present war? Such was the nature of Mr.
BUT the resourceful Congressman finally
pulled his chestnuts out of the fire, and it
appears now that he will get his $100,000. For
there were cheers when he made his speech on
the floor of the House Thursday, in which he
denied the charge that he was a "liar," and
stated that he was planning to investigate Fasc-
ist propaganda directed against President Roose-
In that hour of impassioned oratory-that
last and, unfortunately, probably successful, at-
tempt to get his appropriation-Congressman
Dies added nothing valid to his defense
against the charges made against him. He
equld back up his denials with no concrete evi-
dence, and was able only to rant on in a tone
of righteous indignation about his patriotism
and his 11 years of service in Congress. And the
mention of his alleged plans to investigate
Fascistic propaganda against Roosevelt was
clearly a last-minute expedient to win enough
SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 1942
VOL. 111. No. 112
Publication in the Daily Offical
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the university.
To the Members of the University
Council: There will be a meeting of
the University Council on Monday.
March 9, at 4:15 p.m., in the Rack-
ham Amphitheater. All members of
the University Senate may attend
Minutes of the meeting of February
Subjects offered by members o
Report of Committee on Educa-
tional Policies concerning Intermedi-
ate Staff Positions, R. Schorling.
Louis A. Hopkins, Secretary.
Choral Union Members: There willt
be a sectional rehearsal of the Choral
Union Chorus Sunday afternoon,
March 8, in the School of Music
Auditorium, as follows:
Men: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Women: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Thor Johnson, Conductor.
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 by
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,Ebefore March 9.
E. A. Walter
Mentor Reports: Reports on stand-
ings of all Engineering freshmen
will be expected from faculty mem-
bers, during the 6th and again dur-
ing the 11th weeks of the semester.
These two reports will be due about
March 11 and April 15. Report blanks
will be furnished to Miss Buda, Of-
fice of the Dean, (Extension 575),
who will handle the reports; other-
wise, call A. D. Moore, Head Mentor,
Graduate Students withdrawing
from the University after at least
two weeks of a semester for the pur-
pose of entering the armed forces
of the United States (including clerks
in civilian service) are entitled to pro-
rated refund of semester fees and
pro-rated credit on the recommenda-
tion of the department concerned.
For further information please call
at the office of the Graduate School.
C. S. Yoakum
Graduate Students: Attention is
called to the regulation that diploma
applications must be received early
in the semester in which a degree is
expected. Applications filed in any
previous semester in which the de-
gree was not awarded will not be
carried over for a May degree and it
will be necessary in such cases to
file another application this semester.
Doctoral students are reminded
that dissertations will be due in the
office of the Graduate School on
April 6 instead of April 20 as previ-
C. S. Yoakum
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
not later than March 15.
Kothe-Hildner Annual German
Language Award offered students in
Course 32. The contest, a transla-
tion test, carries two stipends of $20
and $30 and will be held the latter
part of this month. The fund from
which the awards are payable was
established in 1937 by Herman W.
Kothe, '10L, in honor of lately re-
tired Professor Jonathan A. C. Hild-
ner, under whom Kothe studied. Stu-
dents who wish to compete and who
have not yet handed in their appli-
cations should do so immediately in
A.S.M.E. Members: Papers are still
being accepted for entrance in under-
graduate competition for cash prizes
at the next meeting of the society on
March 18. These should be turned
in to J. Templar, '42E, or W. Koeffel
'42E, as soon as possible.
Mechanical Engineers: Member-
ship in the Student Branch, Ameri-
can Society of Mechanical Engineers
may still be obtained up to March 15
GRIN AND BEAR IT
"how about a fin until Tuesday?"
' k p i't,
UR4 t '$5
WASHINGTON--Here is the inside story on
how the Army finally got permission to improve
and develop a new short-cut air route over the
prairies of Canada to Alaska.
Last Sunday night, Senator Scott Lucas of
Illinois telephoned to Undersecretary of War
"If the Army doesn't act on this immediately,"
Senator Lucas said, "I'm going to start a Senate
investigation within 24 to 48 hours. It's about
time we knew whether the Canadians were with
us or not. I'm a friend of the President's and
a strong administration supporter, but if he
doesn't act, the Senate is going to."
The Senator from Illinois was referring to
the fact that two days before, a Northwest Air-
lines plane had left to pioneer the new air route
over Canadian prairies, had been stopped by
Canadian officials, impounded for 48 hours and,
then forced to return to the United States.
Lucas' threat was sufficient. Early next morn-
ing, White House Secretary Marvin Maclntyre
phoned him to "hold his horses," that every-
thing would be OK.
A few hours later, the Northwest Airlines
plane flew back to Canada to begin setting up
ground crews, radio equipment, and technicians,
not for a commercial route, but on behalf of
The man who has caused countless delays to
the Army in getting a commercial airline to
pioneer this route is C. D. Howe, Canadian Min-
ister of Munitions and Supply, and Acting Min-
ister of Transport.
C. D. Howe is a native American, born in
Witham, Mass., and educated at the Massachu-
setts Institute of Technology. Later he migrated
to Canada and applied his New England shrewd-
ness to building grain elevators and pulp mills.
Today he and Premier Mackenzie King are the
two strong men of Canada.
Howe has no objection to the U. S. Army flying
over Canada, but like a good many U. S.-British
businessmen, he is looking beyond the war. And
he seems adamant against a U. S. commercial
airline getting a foothold over any part of Ca-
nadian territory-especially a route which after
the war will be the short-cut over Alaska to Asia.
And he haggled for several weeks, while precious
time passed, vital to the strengthening of Alaska.
On the other hand, the Army finds that a
commercial airline, accustomed to flying under
winter conditions, can develop air routes quickly
and efficiently, permitting the Army to concen-
trate on other things. That is why Northwest
Airlines finally will do the job for the Army.
Note: On the American side of the negotia-
tions, the Air Corps got only the most dignified
and circumspect help from General Stanley Em-
bick, a coast artilleryman, who feels toward the
Army's ground forces as the Admirals do toward
'Office Of Good Grammar'
Archibald MacLeish, noted poet, Librarian, of
Congress and Chief of the Office of Facts and
Figures, now has the job of censoring all
speeches of Roosevelt cabinet members et al.
Since MacLeish has several famous writers
on his staff,rthey have not been able to resist
correcting a bit of bad grammar in the speeches'
of cabinet members.
The question of split infinitives especially
seems to offend the boys in the Office of Facts
So when they went over a proposed speech by
Assistant Secretary of State Adolf Berle the
other day, they returned it with a couple of
split infinitives noted on the margin.
It happens, however, that Mr. Berle is quite
a stylist himself. He taught for many years at
Columbia, has written two or three books, and
has assisted the President with many of his.
speeches. So Berle is now suggesting that the
State Department set up a board to correct the
punctuation and grammar of Mr. MacLeish's
Note: New nickname for the OFF is Office of
Facts, Figures and Good Grammar.
The furious battle over the bill to suspend the
40-hour week in war plants caused a personal
rift between two House leaders that may take
a long time to heal.
When Representative John McCormack, Mass-
achusetts liberal, was elected Democratic Floor
Leader, one of his strongest supporters was a
colleague who had nothing in common with
McCormack except friendship-anti-New Deal,
anti-Labor Representative Gene Cox of Georgia.
It was with hushed astonishment, therefore,
that the House listened to Cox's bitter attack
against McCormack during the stormy debate
over the anti-40-hour proposal. His voice stri-
dent with anger, Cox denounced McCormack on
the ground that his opposition to abolishing the
40-hour week was "not good sportsmanship,
and I wonder if it is good leadership."
"I have hoped," the Georgian thundered, "that
at some time the gentleman from Massachusetts
would come to a realization that he is supposed
to speak for the majority of this House rather
Wednesday, Mar. 11, in Room 218
West Engineering Building.£
Those interested may sign the in- c
terview schedule on the MechanicalF
Engineering Bulletin Board, nearP
Rm. 221 W. Eng. Bldg.X
Seniors in Mechanical, Chemical,
Electrical, and Industrial Engineer-
ing: Mr. David M. Watt of Procter & c
Gamble Company will interview Sen-P
iors in the above groups Tuesday,r
March 10, in Room 218 West En-r
Positions are open in a subsidiarys
shell-loading plant for men interest-
ed in production management, plant
Engineering, methods analysis, and
design, or in the Procter & Gamblec
If interested, sign the interviewI
schedule on the bulletin board near 1
Rm. 221 W. Engr. Bldg.
Senior Chemists, Chemical, Me-c
chanical and Industrial Engineers:C
Mr. E. W. Oldham ofaThe Firestone
Tire & Rubber Company will inter-
view Seniors in the above groups on
Wednesday, Mar. 11, and Thursday,
The March 11 interviews may be
scheduled in the Chemical Engineer-
ing Department, 2038 East Engineer-l
ing Building, and on March 12 in the
Mechanical Engineering Department,
221 West Engineering Bldg.
Application blanks and bookletsk
are available in each Department and1
blanks must be filled out in advance.1
The Bacteriological Seminar will
meet in Room 1564 East Medicalu
Building, Monday, March 9, at 8:00
p.m. The subject will be "Dysentery."
Alfminterested are cordially invited.
Sociology 51: Make-up Final Ex-
amination will be given today at 2:00'
Ip.m., in Room D Haven Hall.
Robert C. Angell.
Student Recital: Edward Ormond,
violinist, will present a recital at
4:15 p.m. Sunday, March 8, in Lydia
Mendelssohn Theater, in partial ful-
fillment of the requirements for the
Bachelor of Music degree. His pro-
gram will include works of Brahms,
Chausson and Glazounov.
The public is cordially invited.
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.
Fundamentals of World Reorgani-
zation Study Group will meet at the
International Center at 2:30 p.m. to-
The Suoini Club will meet tonight
at 8:00 in the International Center.
Religious Drama: Marionette mak-
ing will take place this evening at
7:30 at Lane Hall.,
Sophomores interested in trying
out for baseball managership should
report to the Field House between
, 2:00 and 5:00 this afternoon.
Varsity Glee Club: The second ten-
sors will rehearse at 3:30 p.m. Sun-
day, and the full rehearsal will be-
* gin at 4:30 p.m. Tardiness will con-
Dr. Adolph Keller, of Geneva,
Switzerland, will speak on "The Pres-
ent Religious Crisis in Europe" in the
Rackham Lecture Hall, Tuesday,
March 10, 8:15 p.m., under the aus-
pices of the Student Religious Asso-
The Cercle Francais will meet Tues-
day, March 10, at 8:00 p.m., at the
Michigan League. Professor Tala-
mon, of the French Department, will
read selections from great French
writers. Miss Mildred Stern will pre-
sent a violin recital.
A benefit performance of "Caval-
leria Rusticana" will be given Mon-
day night, March 9, in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre. Tickets, $1.10
per person, may be obtained at the
Faculty Women's ClubS The Mon-
day Evening Drama Section will meet
on Monday, March 9, at 7:45 p.m. at
the Michigan League.
First Presbyterian Church: Morn-
ing Worship, 10:45, "The Present
Victory" is the subject of the sermon
by Dr. W. P. Lemon.
Westminster Student Guild: Meet-
ing at 7:15 p.m. Professor C. B. Vib-
bert will speak on "Philosophy and
Religion." The meeting will take
place in the Lewis-Vance Parlors.
The Ann Arbor Friends (Quakers)
will meet for worship Sunday after-
noon at 5:00 in Lane Hall. All are
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church:
Sunday, 8:00 a.m. Holy Communion;
9:00 a.m. Parish Communion Break-
fast, Harris Hall; 10:00 a.m. High
School Class; 11:00 a.m. Kindergar-
ten, Harris Hall; 11:00 a.m. Junior
Church; 11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
and Sermon by the Rev. Herman R.
Page, Chaplain at Fort Benjamin
Harrison, Indiana; 4:00 p.m. H-
Square Club Meeting, Harris Hall;
5:00 p.m. Confirmation Class; 6:30
p.m. Choral Evensong; 7:30 p.m.
Episcopal Student Guild Meet-
ing, Harris Hall. Speaker: The Rev.
John G. Dahl. Topic: "Monasticism:
The Faithful Remnant."
First Church of Christ,
Sunday morning service
Subject: "Man." Sunday
The Church of Christ will meet
for Bible study at 10:00.a.m. Sunday
in the Y.M.C.A. "Not Forsaking the
Assembling" will be the subject for
the sermon at the morning worship
at 11:00 a.m. The evening service
will be held at 7:30, at which time
the sermon on "Baptism-A Com-
mand of the Lord" will be delivered.
Mid-week Bible study will be at 7:30
p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is in-
Memorial Christian Church (Dis-
ciples): 10:45. Morning Worship, Rev.
Frederick Cowin, Minister.
6:30 p.m., Disciples Guild Sunday
Evening Hour. Professor Arthur
Smithies will speak on "Political and
Economic Bases for a Just and Dudr-
able Peace." A social hour and tea
will follow the discussion.
First Methodist Church and Wes-
ley Foundation: Second Annual All-
Methodist Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at
the Michigan Union. Morning Wor-
ship at 10:40 o'clock. Dr. Charles
W. Brashares will preach on "Be-
yond Must." Wesleyan Guild meet-
ing at 6:00 p.m. Dr. Frederick G.
Poole of Detroit will be the speaker.
Fellowship hour and supper follow-
ing the meeting.
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