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Editorial Staff

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

. . . Managing Editor
. . . Editorial Director
. . . . City Editor
. . . Associate Editor
. Associate Editor
* . . Sports Editor
Women's Editor
Assistant Women's Editor
. . . Exchange Editor

Business StaffB
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. 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
Students Should Back
Bomber Scholarships...
has completed its metamorphosis
from paper ideals to a concrete proposal which
has been distributed to the head of every major
organization on campus. The president of this
University, the Dean of Students, and groups
representing every man and woman on campus
have already approved it without reservation.
Fulfillment of the plan-one of the most far-
sighted to have emanated from a wartime Uni-
versity-is now in the hands of the student body.
Far more basic even than the plan's immediate
purpose to aid America's war effort, the principle
of equity has been stressed ever since Bomber
Scholarships were first proposed by the Abe
Lincoln Cooperative. There are men you once
knew, men whom you may remember before
they left an education to fight your battle, that
are now in training camps and on battlefronts
the world over. Even as you dance tonight to
a top-notch orchestra, there are U. of M. stu-
dents who must listen to other music-the
screams of dying men and the harsh, splitting
roar of modern warfare.
Y PROVIDING scholarships for these men
that come back after stopping short of no
sacrifice, the present University body cannot
only express its deepest thankfulness to them
but it will also learn the meaning of sacrifice
for itself. Bomber Scholarships provide for a
"social mobilization," which means that volun-
tary contributions from dances and all other
social functions are given to a fund for the ulti-
mate purchase of $100,000 in defense bonds.
With this $100,000 the government can buy an
Axis-wrecking bomber, with the defense bonds,
the University can issue scholarships to qualified
veterans of World War II after the armistice.
This University is certainly not free of coun-
try-wide smugness and hyper-confidence on the
war. To win this struggle it is necessary to give
without stint, and if you are to have social func-
tions there is no better source for contributions.
There is a student on this campus who has
already done his share towards Bomber Scholar-
ships. Art Rude, '42, chairman of the Bomber
Scholarship Committee, has steered the plan
through every major campus organization with-
out any regard for his own time or personal
convenience. But his work ended when fitter-
nity, sorority and other groups' heads received
their copies in the mail. It is now up to them
o act.
procedure or "check-off" that must be fol-
lowed. If you feel that your roommate in uni-
form is losing two percent of his University social
life, then two percent of your next social func-
tion is' an equitable donation.
.Bomber Scholarships offer you an actual con-
crete medium for rewarding those of us who
have left this campus. When they return, this
time-and they returned unrewarded after 1918
-they deserve some, small mesure of that for
which they once fought and that which you are
enjoying now.
- Dan Behrman
War Labor Board
Qh"NA T 1a1 m 4Nxa-

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WASHINGTON-Plain-talking Price Admin-
istrator Leon Henderson has long wanted to
clamp down a ceiling on farm prices and wages
as the surest way to forestall a disastrous run-
away inflation. He tried to get authority to do
this in his price-control bill, but a log rolling
coalition of farm lobbyists and unionites balked
But while he was licked among the political
minded "statesmen" on Capitol Hill, Henderson
is still determinedly pressing his plan. Several
weeks ago he sent the President a confidential
memorandum bluntly opposing the increased
wage demand of CIO's Steel Workers' Organiz-
ing Committee in the so-called "Little Steel"
The other day, at a luncheon conference with
the President, Henderson returned to this attack
with a double-barreled proposal. He urged that
the President-
1. Direct the War Labor Board NOT to grant
an increase in steel wages.
2. Authorize the Office of Price Admimistra-
tion, headed by Henderson, to announce
that henceforth wage increases will not
be considered a basis for seeking raises
in prices from OPA.
In other words, Henderson proposed to the
President that the price control powers of the
recently enacted law be used to accomplish
what was thwarted by the farm-labor lobby-a
freezing of wages.
The President listened very attentively while
his ace Price Controller explained his plan and
then with a smile remarked, "That's quite a load
of dynamite you've just outlined, Leon. I thought
Phil Murray would have a stroke when he read
your memorandum. But he'll have to be carried
out when he hears about this plan."
The Boodle Gang
Lobbyists are an old old story in Washington
but never has the Capital been so overrun with
them as today.
The Truman committee, the Naval and Mili-
tary Affairs commttees, plus other committees,
all haveinvestigated and exposed their opera-
tions. But the boodle boys remain unperturbed.
Like swarms of locusts they crowd the hotel
lobbies, the bars, the congressional corridors,
the government agencies.
Chief investigational attention has centered
on the war contract manipulators. They operate
along three general lines: (1) straight commis-
sions, (2) as special company officials whose
commission payments are disguised as payroll
charges, and (3) as sub-contract distributors.
decree ordering immediate arbitration to settle
a strike begun on his road last December. We
also want to know why the newspapers are keep-
ing quiet about McNear when they should be
storming their protest.
And while we're on the subject, why doesn't
the government order a crack-down on three
Illinois packing companies which refuse to allow
any federal regulation of their employer-employe
We remember not so long ago when almost
every newspaper in the country was allowing
important space to labor's dispute with manage-
ment, most of them blaming labor 'for disrupting
the production effort of the United States. Every
editorial writer had his crack at labor then. Now
it is management which is opposing the power
of the War Labor Board, created for the sole
purpose of keeping peace during the emergency.
But there is no word of complaint from the
papers. There is a virtual blackout policy in-

YET the case is important. It is the first test
of the War Labor Board's authority. The
Board has ordered immediate arbitration. Mc-
Near has refused. Drastic action must be taken
to force compliance with its decision.
Ever since last December, McNear has taken
the stand of flatly rejecting any attempt to settle
a long-existing strike on his railroad. The union
has repeatedly offered to arrange a settlement.
The government's various mediation agencies
have threatened to step in more than once.
Finally, the WLB called McNear to Washington
at a public hearing and proposed action on his
part or a crack-down. The owner of the rail-
road was given a deadline date to answer one
way or another.
McNear left Washington at once and sent a
telegram to William H. Davis, WLB chairman,
asking for more time. More time was given but
the Board suggested McNear send his answer in
time for the Board's meeting. One day after the
meeting McNear's answer was "no."
HIS REASON was that arbitration would
"undermine the morale" of workers now
operating the road. He said the Board's decision
disregarded the fact that his railroad is handling
war traffic without interruption. A flimsy excuse
is better than none as far as the millionaire
owner is concerned.
The unions involved say that McNear's line
is far below the working standards of other lines
although it was one of the last to be organized.
McNear has imposed sub-standard wage rates
and "sweat-shop working conditions." This has
been done in spite of the fact that food to the
armed forces of the country must be shipped
via the Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad.
We see only two alternatives facing the War
T.ahr Board-, it can. assrt itself sdrnlyl. order

The Reply Churlish
TUESDAY NIGHT to Mr. Phil Diamond's to
to hear his hot record collection. Next day
my right foot ached, because I violate one of
the first rules for all alligators-I beat my foot
and drum on the chair arm with my fingers.
Glad to note that Mr. Diamond also does this.
It is probably a hangover from our dance band
days. Heard lots of Red Nichols, considerable
of Bix, Venuti, Miff Mole, Rudy Bloom on piano,
some early Dorsey sax work and Benny Good-
man when he was still a pup. Also a gent
named Rollini who captured my affections with
a very fine baritone sax in the Nichols combina-
tions. Mr. Diamond is reputed to be one of the
finest hot piano men in these or other parts,
but he wouldn't play, because I think he feels
shy when Rudy Bloom is around. His wife says
sometimes he will play, but not when he has
been listening to his records.
Now I am not a real jazz fan. I like very much
to listen to the stuff, but my history and vocabu-
lary are limited in the field. I have heard good
jazz being played, in the flesh and on the juke.
But I am capable of being surprised at certain
things about the great period of jazz music, andj
the first thing I get amazed about is how recently
it all happened. Somehow, because I am so
ignorant, I had a kind of idea that Bix and Mole
and the rest came along soon after the serenad-
ing began down on Basin Street in New Orleans.
There are books that would tell me more about
all this, but most of the experts curl the lip at
the books, though they will allow that Young
Man With a Horn was a fairly good treatment,
for a novel, of the individual jazz man. But the
dates skip for me, from whenever it was Crosby
was supposed to be starting the whole thing in
the movie, to the twenties. And what is more,
they all played for Whiteman. When you say
"Whiteman," you wrinkle up your nose, and after
hearing both kinds I think maybe I know why.
The good boys would get through grinding out
an orchestrated masterpiece from hunger, and
walk down the street, throwing away their music
as they went, to cut a disk in some small shop,
and now you collect the records they made after
hours, and you talk during the Whiteman rec-
ords until Bix starts his chorus.
.ABOUT the men themselves, which is the
most interesting to me, Mr. Diamond says
"They either got respectable, or they died." I
think maybe I have known some like them. In
the old days-they are not really so old-the
good men drank gin. They smoke reefers now.
I did some bumming around with the boys dur-
ing my high school days, and in the course of
sitting in with this small band and that, they
picked up the habit, and now some of them ar-
range for big bands, and some of them play'
beer garden piano for bottom union rates. And
I can't for the life of me say which bunch is
happiest. All through the arts you see the same
thing-not a two-bit Bohemianism, but guys
with talent who go far beyond what the com-
mercial, unknowing public can take in their
line-and it happens nearly every time, they
bow down to the untaught taste, achieve what-
ever they can within the limits set upon them
by the people with the dollars, or they play their
hearts out, write their hearts out, paint their
hearts out, and live like bums. t
don't mean the Greenwich Village bum with
a string tie. But on the other hand there's
the Scott Fitzgerald tragedy being played out
constantly, in Hollywood, in New York, any-
where the big money goes, to serve as a warning
to the guys with real stuff, a warning that once
they get bit with that urge to express them-
selves, they're going to suffer like hell in the
midst of plenty if they swing over to expressing
somebody else, or the vague, dull tastes of the
Public. It's always a thing a man makes up his
own mind about, and the Lord knows an artist
wants security and a decent life as much as
anyone else, but to sign off with a cliche, some-
times the price is too much to pay. So long
until soon.

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English Literature, 1700-1900, April

VOL. LII. No. 118 1
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
Veterinary Science: The Veterin-
ary Division of Michigan State Col-
lege, East Lansing, announces that
its first year veterinary class will
open this year on June 23., One year
of college work is -required for ad-i
Faculty of the College of Litera-s
ture, Science, and the Arts: The five-
week freshman reports are due todayb
in the Academic Counselor's Office,v
108 Mason Hall.B
Arthur Van Duren, Chairman. t
Kothe-Hildner Annual Germanr
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 wasI
established in 1937 by Herman W.r
Kothe, '10L, in honor of lately re-t
tired Professor Jonathan A. C. Hild-
ner, under whom Kothe studied. Stu-I
dents who wish to compete and whol
have not yet handed in their appli-i
cations should do so immediately int
204 U.H.
Petitions for McCormick scholar'-
ships will be accepted until 3:30 p.m.
today. Put tthem in the box in the
Undergraduate Office marked "Judi-
ciary Petitions." Interviewing will be i
from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday,
March 19, in the Undergraduate Of-
fice of the League. Letters should.
reach Jane Baits as soon as possible,
but be sure to come to be interviewed
regardless of whether your letters
have arrived or not.
Academic Notices
Physics Colloquium on Monday,
March 16, in Room 1041 Randall Lab-
oratory at 4:15 p.m. Professor George
E. Uhlenbeck's topic will be "On the
Principles of Statistical Mechanics."
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
meet on Monday, March 16, at 7:30
p.m., in Room 319 West Medical
Building. "Insulin-Chemistry and
Physiology" will be discussed. All
interested are invited.
Mathematics 202 and 210 will not
meet this morning because of the
Michigan Section meeting of the M.
A. A.
English 45, Sec. 5 will meet in Room
209 AH today. A. K. Stevens

English Literature, 1550-1700, April
English Literature, Beginning to'
1550, April 25.
Those intending to take the exam-
ination should notify Professor N. E.
Nelson by April 1.
May Festival Announcement: Cop-
ies of the 8-page MayFestival an-
nouncement, containing the com-
plete programs for all six concerts,
sketches of the artists, and other im-
portant information, may be secured
by calling at the offices of the Uni-
versity Musical Society in Burton
Memorial Tower. Persons desiring
to have copies mailed to out-of-town
musical friends, will please leave
names and addresses at the office.
Charles A. Sink, President
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.o pen Monday-Friday 8 to 5,
Saturday, 8-3 through today. The
public is invited.
Exhibition, College of Architecture
and Design: City planning in and
about Detroit, showing street and
medium and low cost housing pro-
jects, population and industrial
studies, proposed recreation areas.
Assembled by the Detroit Institute
of Arts. Third floor exhibition room,
Architecture Building. Open daily
9 to 5, through March 18. The pub-
lie is invited.
Lecture: Mr. Roland Elliott of. the
World Student Christian Federation
will lecture on "Student Needs ir,
Prisoner of War Camps and in China'
tonight at 7:30 in the Rackham Lec
ture Hall, under the auspices of the
Michigan Student Christian Confer-
Lecture, College of Architecture
and Design: Eric Mendelsohn, archi
tect and writer, will give an illustrat
ed lecture on "Architecture Today'
in the Rackham Amphitheatre 0]
Wednesday, March 18, at 4:15. Th(
public is invited.
Marriage Relations Lectures: D

which are useful for social service
work: weaving, puppet making, re-
pairing clothes for relief, stringing
tags for Help a War Student Day.
An opportunity to combine recrea-
tion with useful training and service.
Coming Events
Varsity Glee Club: The first basses
will rehearse at 3:45 p.m. Sunday,
while regular rehearsal will begin at
4:30. Absence from the part 're-
hearsal without a written excuse will
be checked in the roll, and will be
considered no different than absence
from regular rehearsal.
Men already having absences
should consult with the secretary
about make-ups, as a two-week limit
on making up an absence has been
set. Members attending but one re-
hearsal a week who are absent from
that rehearsal are warned that fail-
ure to attend a make-up will have
serious effects.
German Club will meet on Tues-
day, March 17, at 8:00 p.m. in the
Michigan Union. Mr. J. W. Eaton will
give a talk in Englishon "Intelli-
gence Work in the Last War."' All
interested are invited.
All girls on JGP who wish to con-
tinue working on the committees or
who are in the cast must have ob-
tained their health rechecks and also
their signed eligibility cards by 4:00
p.m. on Monday, March 16.
Ushering Committee Theater Arts:
Sign up for ushering for Cinema Art
League Film, "The Thirteen," Sun-
day, March 15. There are two shows.
Sign-up sheet is pasted in the League
Undergraduate Ofice.
The Lutheran Student Association
will hold its regular Sunday evening
meeting at 5:30 o'clock on March 15.
Mr. C. Shoemaker will review some
books of the type which should be
in the student's library.
Michigan Dames: Click and Stitch
Group will hold its annual Hobby
Show at the home of Mrs. J. W
Luecht, 715 E. Lawrence St., on
Monday, March 16, at 8:00 p.m.
Memorial Christian Church (Dis-
ciples): 10:45 a.m. Morning worship,
Rev. Frederick Cowin, Minister.
6:30 p.m. Disciples Guild Sunday
evening hour. Dr. Edward W. Blake-
man, Counselor in Religion for the
University of Michigan, will speak
on "What Can Religion Contribute
to a Just and Durable Peace?" A
social hour and tea will follow the
First Congregational Church: 11:45
a.m. Special Student Services. Dr.
Leonard A. Parr, minister, will preach
on the subject, "Unturned Cakes."
I4:00 p.m. Student Open House. A
guided tour of the renovated chuch
will be given, followed by a reception
and tea provided by the Student Ad-
visory Committee.
5:30 p.m. Ariston League, high
school group, in Pilgrim Hall. Clyde
Greenfield, president of the Jackson
Association of Pilgrim Fellowship, will
stalk on "Questions and Answers
about National, State, Association,
and Local Pilgrim Fellowship." Re-

Swue Contemporary Music
From America's Allies
TWO outstanding recordings by contemporary
composers graze the list of recent Victor re-
Shostakovitch, Symphony No. 6. Leopold Sto-
kowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra (Victor
This young Soviet composer (Victor spells his
name Szostakowicz) has been brought to dis-
tinction in the United States mainly through
the efforts of Leopold Stokowski, who has re-
corded three of his symphonies (Nos. 1, 5 and 6)
on Victor Records.
It is the tendency of some people to shy away
from Shostakovitch because they fear he is
"modern" in the dissonant sense of the word. It
is true that Shostakovitch is the author of in-
genious melodic invention and unique orchestra-
tion, but he never goes out of his way to achieve
the usual for the sake of the unusual. His sym-
phony Number Six is not as phenomenal a work
as the fifth; however is molodious, powerful,
sincere and brilliant and is the best album set
released by Victor for some time-and that's
saying something.
If Shostakovitch and Prokofieff are repre-
sentative Soviet composers, let's have much more
Soviet music.
WALTON, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra.
Jascha Heifetz with Cincinnati Symphony


First Methodist Church and Wes-
ley Foundation: Student Class at
9:30 a.m. with Prof. Kenneth Hance.
Morning Worship at 10:40 o'clock.
Professor T. V. Smith of the Univer-
sity of Chicago will speak on "Dis-
cipline in Our Democracy." This
will be under the sponsorship of the
Henry Martin Loud 'Lectureship.
Wesleyan Guild meeting at 6:00 p.m.
Prof. Smith will speak.
The Church of Christ will meet
for Bible Study Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
in the YMCA. At the morning wor-
ship at 11:00 Garvin M. Toms will
preach on the subject: "Approved
Unto God." For the evening service
at 7:30 the sermon subject will be:
"Why Must One Be Baptized?" Mid-
week Scripture study is to be Wednes-
day at 7:30 p.m. All are cordially in-
First Presbyterian Church: Morn-
ing Worship, 10:45, "Healing for
Humans," subject of the sermon by
Dr. W. P. Lemon.
Westminster Student Guild: 7:15
p.m. meeting in the Lewis-Vance
Parlors. Professor H. Y. McClusky
will speak on "Psychology and Relig-
ion." Refreshments served after the
meeting at nominal cost.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church:
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. Holy Communion;
9:00 a.m. Parish Communion Break-
fast, Harris Hall (please make reser-
vations, 8613) ; 11:00 a.m. Kindergar-
ten, Harris Hall; 11:00 a.m. Junior
Church; 11:00 a.m. Service of Con-
firmation and Sermon by The Rt.
Rev. Herbert H. H. Fox, S.T.D., Re-
tired Bishop of Montana; 4:00 p.m.
Confirmation Tea, Harris Hall; 6:00
p.m. Organ Recital by Mr. George
Faxon; 7:30 p.m. Episcopal Student
Guild Meeting, Harris Hall, speaker:
Dr. Emile Kauder, German refugee,
brought to this country by the Ameri-
can Friends Service Committee, and
now teaching in Grosse Pointe Coun-
try Day School. Subject: "Attitude
of the German Universities."
Zion Lutheran Church: Church

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- Ion he MariageRelations Srs
ination for the Tuesday, March 17, 7:30 p.m., "The
ill be given in Social Basis for Marriage"; and
Hall from 9 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 4:15 p.m., "Mar-
o the following riage in War Time." Both in Rack-
ham Lecture Hall. Students having
ure with Euro- tickets will be admitted until five
April 15. minutes before lecture time after
' - which the doors will be .open to the
Mug public.
er shop, dressed Events Today
m, white tile, and
dars, lacks one Graduate Students: There will be
hat still would a record dance for all graduate stu-
many old-timers. dents this evening from 9-12 in the
n the wall filled Rackham Assembly Hall. Admission
having mugs be- fee. All proceeds are to go to the
antial citizens of Bomber Scholarship.
e of Missouri, ac- The Michigan Student Christian
news from Jef- Conference will meet in Ann Arbor
ng out to remove today with student representatives
the barber-at from all Michigan Colleges. Uni-
nore than 20,000 versity of Michigan students are wel-
-i one inconspic- come to attend the sessions. Detailed


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