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Editorial Staff

Emile Gel .
Alvin Dann . .
David Lachenbruch
Jay McCormick .
Gerald E. Burns .
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Janet Hooker .
Grace Miller .
Virginia Mitchell
Daniel H. Huyett
James B. Collins
Louise Carpenter
Evelyn Wright


. . Managing Editor
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S .Associate Editor
. . Associate Editor
Sports Editor
Women's Editor
Assistant Women's Editor
. . Exchange Editor

Russian Relief
Questions Answered.
T IOSE OF US who have hesitated
contributing to Russian War Relief
during the current drive, on the grounds that
we do not understand specifically what the
organization is, nor how the funds will be em-
ployed, may now allay our fears.
Any program collaborating with Red Cross
and endorsed by the President's Committee on
War Relief, the State Department, Lend-Lease,
and the Surgeon General's Office can be no
racketeering organization.
Any program sponsored by 500 well-known
Americans, among whose ranks are Norman Bel
Geddes, Pearl Buck, Katherine Cornell, Major
George Fielding Eliot, Jascha Heifetz, Serge
Koussevitzky, Thomas Mann, Archibald Mac-
Leish, Dorothy Thompson, Orson Welles and
Stephen Wise can be no graft.
ANY PROGRAM so warmly received by our
own faculty must be "on the up and up."
To those of us who have balked at contribut-
ing, suspecting something politic about the
organization, it must be made clear: RWR is
solely a humanitarian group, created for the
specific purpose of bringing relief to Russian
people now occupied in the defense of their
families and homeland. RWR has no political
affiliations of any kind. Its only contact with
the Russian government is with the agency de-
signed by them to receive and distribute the
supplies we ship.
To those of us who do not understand the
medium of aid, it must be pointed out that pri-
marily funds are needed to buy surgical and
medical supplies which include field tents, anes-
thesia, wound clips, sterilizers, rubber tubing and
gloves, materials for bandages and dressings,
saccharin and vital drugs. In addition, RWR
solicits medical reference books, clothing, food
concentrates and vitamin compounds.
TO THOSE OF US who wish to know how the
goods will be delivered and distributed, the
answer is that shipping facilities are provided by
the Russian government with full cooperation
of United States shipping authorities. All ship-
ments are insured. Upon reaching the Soviet
relief materials are consigned to VOKS-Com-
mission for Cultural Relations with Foreign
Countries-which distributes the supplies to
Red Cross and other agencies in Russia.
To those of us who are unaware of the activi-
ties of the student division of RWR, credit is
due to Chairman Harry Stutz and his commit-
tee, who have collected to date $800 through
relief movies, bazaars and drives, and promise
to boost this above the $1,200 mark by the end
of the semester. The aim of the University unit
is a modest one and a worthy one-to save the
lives of 100 wounded Red Army soldiers.
And now that we all understand the scope,
the goal, and the sincerity of RWR, we hope that
there will no longer be any "contributionary
inhibitions." These funds are not destined for
some remote and abstract cause, but for a peo-
ple who are fighting the same Fascist scourge
we are fighting, for a people now hard-pressed
for supplies.
"Remember," said President Roosevelt in an
address to Congress on the state of the Union,
"we are fighting on the same side with the
Russian people. - Beryl Shoenfield

Business Staff
Business Manager
Associate Business Manager
Women's Advertising Manager
Women's Business Manager

The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
Vichy 'Trade' Climaxes
U. S. Appeasement . .
IG DEALS in battleships are taking
place between the Vichy govern-
ment and Berlin. Trading navies is not an easy
thing to do for anyone except Vichy's fascist
satellite, Admiral Darlan.
That this move would come was obvious to
almost everyone except our State Department,
whose idea of running a war seems to be collab-
oration with everyone who collaborates with
fascists. This basic policy still continues in spite
of the signs of change in the protest over send-
ing supplies to Africa.
WE HAVE, officially, been talking like a friend
to Vichy. Our State Department appeased
her, talked softly with her, while Vichy did ex-
actly the same thing with Germany. We can
claim that our efforts in putting a pacifier in
Vichy's "heiling" mouth kept the French fleet
out of the Mediterranean. Berlin can show that
it can have the French fleet intact, in good
repair (we gave them plenty of time) and has
good ships being built in French shipyards.
Germany's acquisition of the part of the
French fleet still in manufacture only empha-
sizes the urgent need for complete, sweeping
reorganization in the State Department. Its
policy was no more effective than Chamberlain's
odious appeasement at Munich. Our total gain
was a diplomatic defeat.
THE State Department appeasers have consis-
tently determined policy which should have
been repudiated long ago in light of the outcome
of British appeasement. But our diplomats
failed to learn from these disastrous examples.
How can we shout about following the pro-
democratic line consistently when our State De-
partment sees fit to postpone a definite divorce
from Vichy? Why does President Roosevelt tol-
erate the appeasers who have courted every pro-
fascist "neutral?"
No nation ever gained anything, helped a war
effort, with such a course. Continuation of ap-
peasers in power can mean only more blunders.
Our long record of diplomatic failures should
allow no further delay in remaking the State
Department. We need vigorous policy makers
who will plan action every bit as opportunistic
as Germany's. The inflexible minds of the ap-
peasers should have no further part in America.
The only way open is to revamp the State De-
partment. - Leon Gordenker
LaGuardia Ignores
Interests Of Public . .
N EW YORK'S Little Flower is having
his troubles lately, and it appears
that his troubles are not entirely of other peo-
ple's making.
The man who two years ago was regarded as
one of the nation's great liberals has gotten into
one too many scrapes of late-not all attributable
to his famous fiery temper.
For the first time since he became mayor,
Fiorello H. LaGuardia has done things-which
no matter how examined-do not appear to be
in the public interest. The regrettable incidents
which have led to growing disapproval of his

Drew Pecisos
WASHINGTON-Some time has passed sincet
the President finally centralized U. S. war in-r
dustry in a single executive, but the problem oft
war labor administration is still an unsolved
One great trouble is that supervision of this
vital field is divided among a number of offi-
cials, each jealous of the others and all scram-
bling to be top dog.
Chief scramblers are Secretary Frances Per-4
kins, whose record is one of the sourest botches
in the Administration and whose retention in
the cabinet is one of the great mysteries of
Washington. The other scramblers are: Federal
Security Administrator Paul McNutt, restless
and ambitious for a big-place war job; Sidney
Hillman, ex-OPM boss and head of the labor
division of the War Production Board.
Also in the tangled picture is War Production
Chief Donald Nelson, who insists that war labor
administration be under his control. And then
there are the AFL and CIO, who want to get
their hands on control, so they have cooked u
the strategy of demanding that war labor be
put in the Labor Department where they rule
the roost.
However, Nelson and Hilman, who see eye-
to-eye, plan to establish a Man Power agency
inder Nelson, which would have supervision
over all problems of labor relating to war pro-
duction except the settlement of industrial dis-
putes. This is being handled by the War
Labor Board. This plan, approved at a closed-
door session of the War Production Board last
week, is being formally submitted to the Presi-
dent now.
This will put squarely up to him the choice
between Nelson-Hillman and the political
scheme demanded by the AFL-CIO with the
secret backing of Miss Perkins.
AFL-CIO Politics
On the surface, AFL-CIO moguls are united
in advocating that war labor administration be
placed in the Labor Department-from which
it was once taken because of Miss Perkins'
genius for bungling. But privately they differ
widely on who is to be the ultimate boss.
Certain ClOers are quietly pushing Dr. John
R. Steelman, head of the U. S. Labor Concilia-
tion Service, to replace Miss Perkins as Secre-
tary of Labor. Steelman is a good friend of
John L. Lewis, who owes his closed-shop victory
in the captive mines to Steelman.
AFL men, on the other hand, are backing As-
sistant Labor Secretary Dan Tracy, former head
of the AFL electrical workers.
The inner Administration word is that while
Roosevelt finally has decided to accept Miss
Perkins' long overdue resignation, he insists
that some other good-paying job be found for
the lady.
So the directorship of the International Labor
Office has been suggested for Miss Perkins. It
pays $18,000 a year, $3,000 more than her pres-
ent salary. But when foreign members of the
Labor office were queried, here was the reply of
"I don't see why an organization dedicated
to the mission of promoting international labor
cooperation should become the dumping ground
of an unwanted American political appointee-
and a not very competent one at that."
Note: Undercover hand that put over the ap-
pointment of L. Metcalfe Walling, young Rhode
Island socialite, as Wage-Hour Administrator
was Lee Pressman, left-wing general counsel of
the CIO and close intimate of John L. Lewis.
Churchill, On 'Courting'
Officials of the British Supply Council are
still chuckling over an unrecorded incident of
Winston Churchill's visit to Canada,

There is a deep plush rug in the Government
House at Ottawa, famous for generating static
electricity in the human body, so much so that
sparks are sometimes visible when two persons
shake hands. The phenomenon fascinated the
British Prime Minister.
"I've never seen anything like it before," he
told a naval aide. "We don't have such phe-
nomena in London."
While the officer was explaining that the hu-
man sparks were partly due to Canada's cold,
dry climate, the attractive young wife of a gov-
ernment official trotted up and introduced her-
self. As they shook hands, the Prime Minister
felt a sharp shock. Wheeling, he asked that
"I say, doesn't this sort of thing make court-
ing rather difficult in Canada?"
Who Defeated France???
Pierre Cot, former Air Minister in, the Blum
cabinet, is living in exile in Washington. If he
returned to France, he would be killed. Of the
Riom trial of his colleagues, Cot says:
"The trial is a mockery. These men have al-
ready been condemned to life imprisonment.
Petain condemned them last November. Their
only hope is the liberation of France. The trial
was designed to place responsibility for defeat
on the Popular Front. Instead, it is being trans-
formed into an accusation of Petain himself.
"Throughout the changing governments of
France, Petain is the only man who has re-
mained in constant authority in recent years.
He made no protest against policies of the Popu-
lar Front. In fact, he once actually vetoed a
proposal for increased defense.

VOL. Lit. No. 115
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
University Council: A meeting of
the University Council, open to all
members of the faculty, will be held
at 4:15 p.m., Thursday, March 12, in
the Rackham Lecture Hall, for the
consideration of the three-term plan
for the University.
Louis A. Hopkins, Secretary
Applicants for Commissions in Na-
val Reserve: Members Senior Class-
es will be recommended for appoint-
ment Ensigns E-V(P), O-V(P), A-V
(P), and CC-V(P). Also Seniors who
are candidates for degree in Business
Administration or Commerce for ap-
pointment as Ensign D-V(P). Qual-
ified applicants to be commissioned
immediately. Designation to be
changed to special service upon re-
ceipt of degree. Seniors and Juniors
of accredited non-technical colleges
who are candidates for any college
degree provided they are majoring
in subjects related to the classifica-
tion applied for, namely: for A-V(P)
majors in aeronautical, electrical
specializing in high frequence radio
electronics, communications, mechan-
ics specializing in internal combus-
tion, civil engineering, meteorology,
architecture, geology. For CC-V(P)
majors in architecture. For E-V(P)
majors in electrical, mechanical, die-
sel, civil, chemical engineering, phy-
sics, radio electronics. For O-VP)
majors in mechanical, electrical,
chemical, industrial, administrative,
radio engineering, physics with back-
ground mathematics including dif-
ferential equations. For D-V(P) ma-
jors in business administration or
Choral Union Members: Members
of the University Choral Union who
have not yet exchanged their John
Church edition of the "Beethoven
Ninth" for new Schirmer editions are
requested to do so at once at the
offices of the University Musical Soci-
ety in Burton Memorial Tower.
Charles A. Sink, President
Faculty of the College of Litera-
ture, Science, and the Arts: The five-
week freshman reports will be due
Saturday, March 14, in the Academ-
ic Counselors' Office, 108 Mason
Arthur Van Duren, Chairman.
Concentration Advisers, College of
L.S. and A.: Any adviser wishing to
have courses outside the department
or division counted in the C average
required in the field of concentra-
tion for tentative May seniors should
notify the Registrar's Office, Room
4, U. Hall. The office will assume
that no courses outside the depart-
ment are to be included unless a
report is filed by March 20, 1942.
Requests should be in writing giv-
ing the names of the individual stu-
dents to be affected and the specific
courses outside the department to be
Robert L. Williams,
Assistant Registrar.
Schools of Education, Forestry and
Conservation, Music, 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 extension of time beyond
this date should file a petition ad-
dressed to the appropriate official in
their school with Room 4 U.H., where

it will be transmitted.
Robt. L. Williams,
Assistant Registrar
Mechanical Engineers: Member-
ship in the Student Branch, Ameri-
can Society of Mechanical Engin-
eers may still be obtained up to
March 15. No applications will be
accepted after that date. Applica-
tion blanks may be obtained at the
bulletin board near the W. Engin-
eering library or at Room 221 West
Eng. Bldg.
A.S.M.E. Members: Papers are stil
being accepted for entrance in un-
dergraduate competition for cash
prizes at the next meeting of th
society on March 18. These should
be turned in to J. Templar, '42E, o
W. Koeffel, '42E, as soon as possible
The Bureau of Appointments ha:
received notice of the following Unit
ed States Civil Service Examinations
Addressograph Operator, $1,260 ti
$1,440,;until further notice.
Radio Inspector, $2,000 to $2,600
April 21, 1942.
Further information may be ob
tained from the announcement
which is on file at the Bureau of Ap
pointments, 201 Mason Hall, offic
hours 9-12 and 2-4.
Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information
The Aberdeen Proving Ground
War Department, located four mile
from Aberdeen. Maryland. is seek

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To the Editor:
I would like to add my protest to that of Mr.
Cuthbert about the Platt Village article carried
by The Michigan Daily of February 22nd. Al-
though my name and that of Mr. Robert Cam-
eron, our sanitary engineer, were the only two
mentioned in the article, I would like to point
out that the only information we gave to Mr.
Mantho concerned the water supply and sewage
disposal facilities. We did not say that the
ground water of Platt was polluted with septic
tank effluent; we did not say that 25 percent of
the wells were unsanitary. Our studies of the
community have indicated that the ground wa-
ter under Platt is not polluted. Only one or two
wells at the most have shown unsatisfactory re-
ports on sampling. The cause of trouble in these
cases was not attributed to the ground water
but to defective well construction.
Mr. Cuthbert, village president of Platt, has
been working with the Health Department for
the past two or three months in an effort to-
assure the safety of the Platt ground water
supply. His interest has been matched many
times by that of other citizens in Platt who have
demonstrated a desire to work with this Depart-
ment to protect the public health of the com-
The only significant home construction going
on in Platt at the present time meets FHA
standards according to the information on hand
at this Health Department. FHA homes con-
templated for the subdivision are modern, well
built and attractive. Their water supplies will
be safe and their sewage disposal will meet State
and County Health Department standards.
We here at the Health Department are of the
opinion that the schools in Platt are efficiently
administered. The physical equipment of the
schools is as good if not better than the average
found in a cross section study of the county.
This Department is concerned about housing
developments in Platt as well as other areas
where these developments may be expected. We
feel, however, that in Platt we will have the
cooperation of an intelligent, wide-awake com-
munity. A condemnation of the water supply of
a community like Platt is a serious thing. I hope
you will publish this communication in your

lowing vacancies now exist: 25 As-j C
sistant Computers, 25 Junior Comput- H
ers. p
Further information may be ob- 0
tained from the notice, which is on n
file at the Bureau of Appointments, T
201 Mason Hall. Office hours 9-12 T
and 2-4. t
Bureau of Appointments and b
Occupational Information T
The Bureau of Appointments has
received notice of the opening of psi-
tions for men and women as psychia-
tric aides at the Neuro-Psychiatric
Institute of the Hartford Retreat, m
Hartford, Connecticut. Although this 2
is a position in which the psychology A
or sociology student is most apt to ti
be interested, it is not essential that a:
the persons selected for openings here
have majored in the field of social 4
studies. Further information may be v
obtained from the announcement
which is on file in the office of the
Bureau of Appointments, 201 Mason w
Hall. Office hours, 9-12 and 2-4. 3
Bureau of Appointments and a
Occupational Information si
The Harvard School of Dental
Medicine has announced an acceler- a
ated schedule. A course in dental o
medicine is offered at Harvard Uni- i
versity. Training in medicine and A
dentistry is given in a five-year t
course, at the completion of which' c
the degrees of M.D. and of D.M.D.
will be awarded. All students are
enrolled in the Harvard Medical a
School as well as in the Harvard R
School of Dental Medicine. c
Further information may be ob-
tained from the announcement on file
in the office of the Bureau of Ap- H
pointments, 201 Mason Hall. Office d
hours, 9-12 and 2-4.i
Bureau of Appointments and L
Occupational Information
A cademic Notices
Chemistry Colloquium will be held C
today in 303 Chemistry Building at
4:15 p.m. Dr. Norman Bauer will b
speak on "Dispersion and refraction S
of light by free and bonded ions,"
and Prof. K. Fajans on "Hydrogen g
bond, boron hydrides and other val- i
ence anomalies."C
The Short Course in Mathematics
on "Algebraic Methods in Topology" i
to be given by Professor S. Eilenberg,g
will meet on Wednesdays at 2 o'clockp
and Fridays at 3 o'clock in 3011 A.H.
University Oratorical Contest: Pre-
j liminary contest will be held Friday,
March 13, at 4:00 p.m. in room 42033
Angell Hall. A five-minute talk onn
the subject of the oration will bes
required. Contestants will please reg-
ister in the Speech Department of-Q
fice, 3211 Angell Hall.
t Economics 53 make-up final ex- i
amination Friday, March 13, at 3:00
p.m., in Room 207 Ec.
English 32, Sec. 10 will meet inr
Room 209 AH on Friday, March 13..
E. T. Calver.
d e
d English 301E will meet Thursday
. from 2-4 instead of 3-5.
N. E. Nelson
s ,
. Organ Recital: Miss Frieda Op't<
Holt, a member of the faculty of the
School of Music, will present a pro-
gram of compositions for organ at,
4:15 p.m. today, in Hill Auditorium.
,-Miss Op't Holt is substituting for]
t' Professor Palmer Christian, who is ill.
e -
Exhibit of Illustrations, University
1 Elementary School: The drawings
{ made by Elinor Blaisdell to illustrate
' the book "The Emperor's Nephew,"
s by Marian Magoon of the English

raig Thursday evening at 8:15 in
ill Auditorium. Capt. Craig will ap-
ear here under the auspices of the
wrAtorical Association as the seventh
umber on the current lecture series.
ickets may be purchased today and
hursday at the box office, Hill Audi-
orium. Box office hours today will
e from 10 to 1 and from 2 to 4;
hursday the office will be open from
0 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.
- Events Today
The Anatomy Research Club will
eet today at 4:30 p.m. in Room
501 East Medical Bldg. Dr. Lois
. Gillilan will present a paper en-
tled, "Some Applications of Neuro-
Tea will be served from 4:00 to
:30. All interested are cordially in-
The Junior Mathematical Society
'ill meet this evening at 8 o'clock in
201 A.H. Discussion of probability
nd games of chance, with demon-
German Roundtable, Internation-
J Center: Miss Jo Reischer will speak
n "Lieder zur Laute" tonight at 9:00
a the International Center, Room 23.
,l persons interested in improving
heir conversational German are wel-
House Presidents will meet today
t 5:00 p.m. in the Grand Rapids
oom of the League. Attendance is
A compulsory meeting of the
louse Presidents of all women's resi-
lences will be held today at 5:00 p.m.
n the Grand Rapids Room of the
ieague. Attendance will be taken.
Program of Recorded Music, In-
ernational Center: The program for
onight at 7:30 in the International
Center is:
Brahms: Variations on a Theme
by Haydn; Toscanini and the NBC
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9. Wein-
gartner and the Vienna Philharmon-
c with Chorus of the Vienna State
Beta Kappa Rho will meet tonight
n the Michigan League at 8:00. All
girls on campus who are wholly or
partially self-supporting are invited.
Coming Events
The Slavic Society will meet on
Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Inter-
national Center. The program con-
sists of an informal lecture on "The
Slavic Races of Today," a program
of Slavonic music, and refreshments.
All members are asked to attend,
and an invitation .is extended to all
interested students of Slavic origin
or descent.
La Sociedad Hispanica will hold its
regular meeting Thursday evening,
March 12, at 8:00. There will be an
election for the vice-presidency of
the club so all members are urged to
attend. See Bulletin in League for
room number.
Professor William H. Hobbs will
speak on "The Nitrate Industry of
Chile" in Room 2054 Nat. Sci. Bldg.,
at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12.
The Ushering Committee of J.G.P.
will meet in the League on Thurs-
day at 4:30 p.m. Those unable to at-
tend should call Mary Ellen Alt at
2-4547, or they will be dropped from
Seminar: Professor Preston Slos-
son will speak on "The Political and
Historical Questions of a Peace Set-
tlement" as part of the series of the
Bases of a Just and Durable Peace
Seminar, in Lane Hall, at 7:30 p.m.
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