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NIGHT EDITOR: EUGENE MANDEBERG
The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
In Latin America . .
IF there are any Americans who have
forgotten the complacent "cash-
and-carry" attitude of pre-war United States,
they can find a much too striking parallel in
news reports coming from several South Ameri-
Chile in particular has been the source of
many neutrality declarations, bolstered by war
profits and soaring exports to the United States.
Although Chilean opinion seems to point to a
war declaration several weeks after Juan Ricet
April 2 inauguration as presidsent, the Com-
munist "Siglo" has been the only paper to advo-
cate any measures which might incite Axis
According to a special correspondent of the
New York Times, writing from Santiago, "In
Chile you would not know that a war is going on
except for the money that everybody is making."
Chile is shipping copper and nitrates to Ameri-
can war industry in record-breaking volume. It
also ships only on condition that U. S. firms pay
F.O.B., with delivery strictly the concern of
N RIO DE JANEIRO the same attitude is evi-
dent, as President Getulio Vargas refuses to
declare war against the Axis or even arm Bra-
zilian merchantmen. At the same time, much
criticism from official quarters has been directed
against lack of protection given Brazil's shipping
by the United States Navy.
The raids and arrests of Nazi agents in Rio
are the direct result of Axis U-boat attacks on
Brazilian vessels. However, the crowds along the
Avenida Rio Banca were burning German books
while their government was willing to await
It may be justice of some perverted sort to
watch American isolationism from afar. Up to
four months ago, this editorial could have ap-
peared in any Allied paper with slight changes
in names and cities. Senators Wheeler and Nye,
(remember?) were blocking far-sighted anti-
Axis moves with the same ease and obstinacy
which seems evident in many politicians below
ASSUMING that we are getting a deserved
overdose of our own medicine, there is still
no justification for the stand taken by Chile
and Brazil. They are even more vulnerable than
the pre-Pearl Harbor United States, especially
Chile, which is blessed with 2,600 miles of unpro-
tected Pacific coastline. Their interests are the
same as ours at present, unless our Good Neigh-
bors think they still have a Chicago Tribune
choice in front of them.
The isolationism and hedging of these South
American nations is almost as myopic as the
viewpoint taken by Eire. This war cannot be
fought by fending off attacks and stalling for
time. If it is-to be carried to the enemy, it needs
the united power of every free nation in this
hemisphere to even kludge it.
Loss Of Pliilippines
Is Econoiiic Bow .
CAPT. JOHN D. CRAIG'S keen evalu.-
ation of the imnortance of the Phil-
WASHINGTON-Secretary Jesse Jones was
very wise in insisting that he be heard behind
closed doors when he testified before the Senate
Banking Committee on the Murray bil to aid
small business. The RFC czar ran into some hot
grilling that would have made front-page stories
had reporters been allowed in.
Democratic Leader Alben Barkley and Sena-
tors Robert Taft of Ohio and James H. Hughes
of Delaware supplied most of the fireworks,
with charges that the RFC was giving speedy
clearance on loans to big war contractors, while
small firms begging for sub-contracts were cold-
"The big fellow never has much trouble get-
ting financing for a war order," Taft asserted,
"but you will argue with the War or the Navy
Department for a month about extending a loan
to a little business man."
"I deny that, sir," replied Jones indignantly.
"We will argue about ten minutes."
"The RFC always is raising the argument that
loans to small business may not be repaid," re-
torted Taft. "Well, you make plenty of loans to
big concerns with no more chance of repayment.
I notice you loaned an airplane company $90,-
000,000. If the need for airplane engines should
fall off, you will not get that back.
"The government is protected," parried Jones.
"We will own the plant."
"Yes," shot back Taft. "That's the main thing
you always think about, making or losing money.
If you aren't aware of it, Mr. Jones, allow me to
inform you that we are beyond that point. The
big question that faces us now is winning the
war. That's the only thing that counts."
Jones hardly had time to recover from this
panning when Hughes and Barkley began work-
ing out on him. The Delaware Senator bitterly
criticized the "run-around" given little business
by the RFC.
"Under the present setup," Hughes said, "small
business has to get a contract from the War or
Navy Department before it can get a loan from
you, and you will not grant the loan until it
gets the contract."
"That's right," chimed in Barkley hotly. "And
that's exactly why we need legislation like this
bill for the little fellow. The RFC already is
taking care of the big fellow. If a small busi-
ness man tries to get a contract from the War
Department and needs finances to carry out the
contract, they tell him, 'We will let you have the
contract if you can get an RFC loan.' Then he
goes to the RFC and is told 'We will let you ha
the money if you can get the contract.'
"There ought to be some place where the two
things meet. Maybe this legislation, which sets
up a special division for small business under
the War Production Board, with power to makel
loans and assist the little fellow in getting con-
tracts, is the answer. The record shows that
small business is getting little, if any, help from
More RFC Stalling
Latest case of RFC penny-pinching stalling
of a vital defense contract that has come to the
committee's attention and aroused hot indigna-
tion is that of the Northern Pump Co., Minne-
Last year the company was given a $23,000,000
Navy contract for some urgently needed ord-
nance. To finance this rush order the firm asked
the RFC for a $3,000,000 loan.
After weeks of time-marking the RFC finally
offered to lend $1,000,000 provided the company
put up more than $2,000,000 in assets, its valua-
ble patent rights, and notes signed personally by
In other words, despite the fact that the com-
pany had a $23,000,000 Navy ordnance order,
which the Navy was clamoring for, Jesse Jones'
RFC would not lend the concern more than
$1,000,000 to fill this contract-and even then
only if the company signed away its eye-teeth.
America's shocking apathy toward exploiting
But certainly American industrialists have
not been ignorant of the Philippines' vast de-
posits of iron, tin, manganese and chromite.
Certainly they have not been ignorant of the
gigantic waterfalls, one of which could develop
three times as much power as mighty Niagara.
Certainly they were not ignorant of these
Today we know that Philippine industry could
have been the backbone of General MacArthur.
The stark fact that there is no Philippine indus-
try leads to the conclusion that American indus-
try and capital's so-called "enterprising spirit"
has gone the way of the "pioneer spirit."
The backers of that slogan, "priority is the
mother of invention," might be ? interested to
know of Capt. Craig's warning: "If the Japa-
nese take the Philippines, they will be able to
produce a Buick car for $100, a Ford for $50."
In that sentence lies the central point of Capt.
Craig's thesis; if we lose the Philippines, we not
only lose a strategic military area, we give to
the Japanese a land which will enable them to
become the world's most powerful industrial
nation 10 years after initial consolidation of
Ambitious Japan will not let those resources
lie idle. - She will not let the mighty waterfall
remain unharnessed. She will not let land
By TOM THUMB
T HIS is the sad, sad
pattle, the third.
story of Aguinaldo Corns-
(Sweet low music)
Aguinaldo Cornspattle, the third, whose
friends merely called A.C.-3, was the scion of
the great Cornspattle fortune, and was president,
like his father and his grandfather before him,
of Cornspattle Industries, Incorporated.
(Moaning, accompanied by zither and dulcimer)
Every morning, Aguinaldo Cornspattle, the
third (known to his friends and great family of
employes as A.C.-3), walked from his limousine
to the elevator of the great Cornspattle building.
(Old Black Joe, sung in Polish by the
Don Cossack Chorus)
But one morning Aguinaldo Cornspattle, the
third (usually known as A.C.-3), looked at the
tires of his limousine and said, aloud, "Oh, my!
What is this world coming to?" The chauffer
said to the doorman, "Oh, my, what is this
world coming to?" The doorman repeated to
the bodyguard, "Oh, my, what is this world
(Blues In the Night, played on the bagpipes)
That same morning in the elevator, Aguinaldo
Cornspattle, the third, read his newspaper. "Oh,
my," he said, "what is this world coming to?
War, chaos, and priorities-no materials for
Cornspattle Oija Boards," for such was the
product of the Cornspattle Industries, Incor-
(Doleful rendition of Humoresque, on
"Oh, my," said Aguinaldo Cornspattle, the
third. "If only I had no earthly worries. If
only I could frolic with the flowers and the
birds and the bees."
(Second movement of Pzighitti's Con-
certo for Flute)
Suddenly, Aguinaldo Cornspattle rocked in
his boots. "If I want to, why can't I frolic with
the flowers and the birds and the bees?" The
very idea made him quake (it was Tuesday).
(Chorus of "Big Fat Mama," sung by
"Down!" he said to the elevator boy (they
were passing the 63rd floor). "Down?" asked
the elevator boy? "Down!" repeated Aguinaldo
Cornspattle, the third.
(Barbara Fritchie, recited by mixed chorus)
The elevator went down. Aguinaldo Corns-
pattle, the third, walked out of the Cornspattle
Building onto the busy street. He walked to his
limousine. "To the meadow," he told the chauf-
feur. "To the meadow?" repeated the chauffeur
"To the meadow," said the bodyguard.
(Country Gardens, played by theBerlin
Finally the chauffeur found a meadow. It
was a middle-sized meadow, in Putnam County.
"Wait here," requested Aguinaldo Cornspattle,
the third, "while I frolic with the flowers and
the birds and the bees"
(Thundering chord, played on jew's harp)
Aguinaldo Cornspattle emerged from his
limousine. He located a bed of wild violets, a
young bluejay couple and a beehive.
(Sound of inchworms dropping onto a
He frolicked with the flowers.'
(Medley of Debussy's airs played by
He frolicked with the birds.
("Playmate. Come Out and Play With
Me," sung by Kirsten Flagstad, accom-
panied on harpsichord and electric
He frolicked with the bees, which bit him
seven times on the left hand, twice on the right,
33 times on the face and once on the belly.
(Tuba refrain, played pizzicato)
Aguinaldo Cornspattle. the third (known as
A.C.-3) died of second degree wounds that night
at the Mount Sinai Hospital.
(Funeral March, boogie woogie)
The simple moral of this plain tale is:
(1) You can frolic with the flowers;
(2) You can frolic with the birds;
(3) But as soon as you start messing around
with those gosh darn bees, you're sure to get
(Odor of fresh jello, accompanied by
La Independencia, this year's Spanish play,
had a bit of everything, including some honest-
to-goodness real food. The play's action centers
around the efforts of an aging housekeeper to
win a handsome, mustachioed caballero who
leaves the city to find "independence" in a small
town of Spain. As things finally turn out, the
hero picks out a spouse who is blonde and pretty
and the housekeeper is sent packing her suitcase.
Professop Staubach did a good job of selecting
the cast and the colorful costumes helped the
play along considerably. The opening scene
started slow and was so monopolized by women's
voices that we were praying for a good, solid
male basso before long.
The actors used frequent soliloquies to good
advantage throughout and best acting of the
evening was turned in by Mary Lyle Gunn, who
played the part of Dona Nicanora, the house-
keeper with illusions. Emil Hurtik, as Don Agus-
tin, the dandy from the big city, was top man
among the males, but even his precise diction
had to take a back seat to John Falconieri's ex-
Marian Edrnr iir a creditable ioh of nortrav-
gin 9'9 ay?
WEDNESDAY, MARCIx 18, 1942
VOL. LII. No. 121
Publication in the Daly Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
Student Tea: President and Mrs.
Ruthven will be at home to students
this afternoon from 4 to 6 o'clock.
All students registered with the
General Employment Bureau, in the
Dean of Students Office, are request-
ed to bring their records up to date
by adding thei second semester
schedules, and also any changes of
address. THIS IS IMPORTANT.
J. A. Bursley,
Dean of Students
Prospective Applicants for the Com-
bined Curricula: Students of the Col-
lege of Literature, Science and the
Arts wishing to apply for admission
to one of the combined curricula for
September 1942 should fill out ap-
plications for such admission as soon
as possible in Room 1210 Angell Hall.
The final date for application is Ap-
ril 20, 1942, but early appication
is advisable. Pre-medical students
should please note that application
for admission to the Medical School
is not application for admission to
the Combined Curriculum. A separate
application should be made out for
the consideration of the Committee1
on Combined Curricula.
Edward H. Kraus1
Students, College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts: Courses drop-
ped after Saturday, March 21, by
students other than freshmen will be
recorded with the grade of E. Fresh-
men (student's with less than 24 hoursr
of credit) may drop courses without
penalty through the eighth week.
Exceptions to these regulations mayt
be made only because of extraord-
mary circumstances, such as serious
or long-continued illness.
E. A. Walter
Mechanical, Industrial and Electri-
cal Engineering Seniors: Mr. R. K.
Williams, District Manager, of the
Elliott Company, Detroit, Michigan,I
will interview Seniors in the above
groups, today, in Room 218 West En-
Interview schedule may be signed
on the bulletin board of the Mechan-
ical Engineering Department, at1
Room 221 West Engineering Bldg.
Seniors in Mechanical, M'etallurgi-
cal, Chemical, Electrical, and Indus-
trial Engineering: Mr. W. S. Idler of
Aluminum Company of America, will
interview Seniors in the above groups
in Room 218 West Engineering Build-
ing, Thursday, Mar. 19.t
He is not interested in interviewing
men who have taken advanced mili-;
Interview schedule may be signed
on the Mechanical Engineering bul-
letin board, outside of Room 221 W.
Engr. Bldg. Questionnaire and book-
lets are also posted.
Fellowship in Religion: The Mar-
garet Kraus Ramsdell Fellowship en-
ables one Michigan student to pursue
graduate study in Religion. Secure
application blanks at Rackham
School of Graduate Study.
Graduate Study: A scholarship in
Religion at Chicago Theological Sem-
inary is available for a superior sen-
ior. Consult the Counselor in Re-
ligious Education, Room 9 University
The Botanical Seminar will meet
today at 4:30 p.m. in room 1139 Na-
tural Science Building. Mr. Thomas
J. Cobbe will demonstrate "Airbrush
Technic for Botanical Illustration."
All interested are invited.
Seminar in Physical Chemistry will
meet today in Room 410 ChemistryI
Building at 4:15 p.m. Dr. Kasimir
Fajans will speak on "Structure of
Chemical and Metallurgical En-
gineering Dept: Dr. T. H. Running
will speak on Ch. E. 109 Seminar in
Room 3201 E. Engr. Bldg. today on
the subject: "Graphical Solutions of
the Cubic, Quartic and Quintic Equa-
Graduate Students in Speech: The
Graduate Study Club will meet at
4:00 p.m. today in the East Confer-
ence Room of the Rackham Build-
School of Education Students,
other than freshmen: Courses drop
ped after Saturday, March 21, will
be recorded with the grade of E, ex-
cept under extraordinary circum-
stances. No course is considered offi-
cially dropped unless it has been re-
ported in the office of the Registrar,
Room 4, University Hall.
Physical Education for Women:
Registration for the outdoor season
will be held in Barbour Gymnasium
on: Friday, March 20, 8:00 to 12:00
and 1:00 to 5:00. Saturday, March
21. 8:00 to 12:00.
Kothe-Hildner Sophomore compe-
tition to be held. Thursday, March 26,
2:00-4:00 p.m. in Room 301 U.H.
GRIN AND BEAR IT
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Re. 2 , a . Off . llfits I . e. 5
"Chief Big Bear remember when there was filling station every
500 feet on road!"
through Friday pf this week, at
which time Professor Percival Price,i
University Carillonneur, will present
an informal program.
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 today. The public
University Lectures: Lectures by
Dr. Carl F. Cori and Dr. Gerty T. Con
of the Department of Pharmacol-
ogy, Washington University Medical
School, will be given as follows:
"The Role of Enzymes in Carbo-
hydrate Metabolism," by Dr. Carl F.'
Cori, on Friday, March 27, at 4:15
"The Isolation and Properties of'
Some Enzymes Concerned with Car-
bohydrate Metabolism," by Dr. Gerty
T. Cori, on Friday, March 27, at 8:15
"The Enzymatic Conversion of
Glucose to Glycogen," by Dr. Carl F.
Cori, on Saturday, March 28, at 11:00
All the above lectures will be given
in the Rackham Amphitheater and
will be illustrated. This series is un-
der the auspices of Biological Chem-
istry and the Medical School. The
public is cordially invited.
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 to-
day at 4:15. The public is invited.
Lecture: The Reverend Mr. Brad-
ford Abernethy will lecture on "The
Bases of a Just and Durable Peace,"
in the Rackham Amphitheatre on
Friday, March 20, at 8:15 p.m. Mr.
Abernethy is the head of a commis-
sion of the 'Federal Council of Chur-
ches in charge of research on post-
French Lecture: Professor Edward
B. Ham, of the Department of Ro-
mance Languages, will give the sev-
enth of the French Lectures spon-
sored by the Cercle Francais -today
at 4:15 p.m. in Room D, Alumni Me-
morial Hall. The title of his lecture
is "Curiosites Medievales." The lec-
ture is open to the general public,
Current Events Lecture will be giv-
en by Professor Preston Slosson to-
day at 4:15 p.m. in the Rackham
Single tickets may be secured at
The Research Club will meet in
the Rackham Amphitheatre tonight
at 8:00. The papers to be read are:
"Techniques in Syntactic Investiga-
tion" by Professor Hayward Keniston
and "Observations on Vitamin B
Complex Deficiency" by Dr. Henry
A.S.M.E., Student Branch will be
the host to the Detroit Section at a
meeting tonight at 7:30 at the Union
The Prize Paper Competition will be
held at that time. This is an import-
ant meeting and all members should
make aneffort to be present.
The Ann Arbor Library Club wil
meet at the Ypsilanti High Schoo
Library at 7:45 tonight.
A discussion of county library serv
ice, and particularly of library serv
ice to defense areas, will form th
irs. Loleta D. Fyan, Librarian o
the State Library, will speak o
"County Library Service in th
A good attendance is strongly
The Pre-Medical Society will meet
tonight at 8 o'clock at the Michigan
Union. Dr. Max Peet will discuss the
"Tumor of the Cerebello-pontile
angle" and "Lumbar Ganglionecto-
All pre-medics are invited.
Polonia Society will meet this eve-
ning at 7:30 in the recreation room
of the International Center. Plans
for folk dancing lessons will be re-
The Institute of Aeronautical Sci-
ences will meet in Room 1042 E. Eng.
Bldg. at 7:45 this evening. A paper
will be given by Charles Ranson on
"Jet Propelled Autogyros." The pub-
lic is invited.
Quarterdeck: There will be an im-
portant meeting of all members to-
night at 7:30 in room 336 West En-
Program of Recorded Music at the
International Center tonight at 7:30.
The program this week is:
Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 5
and No. 6.
Brahms: Songs, including "Alto
Rhapsody" sung by Marian Anderson.
Brahms: Symphony No. 1.
Orientation Advisors: All men stu-
dents interested in serving as ori-
entation advisers next fall report to
room 304 of the Union between 3:00
and 5:00 p.m. today.
German Roundtable, International
Center will meet tonight at 9:00 in
Room 23. The leader will be Peter
Blumenthal, with the subject "Ich
lernte fliegen in Ann Arbor." Stu-
dents interested in conversational
German are invited.
Professor Throop will lead a dis-
cussion on post-war probabilities in
Lane Hall tonight at 7:30.
Michigan Dames Drama Group
will meet at Mrs. Roy Cowden's resi-
dence, 1016 Olivia Ave., at 8:00 to-
Varsity Glee Club: Important re-
hearsal Thursday night at 7:30.
Those who have flashlights are asked
to bring them to rehearsal.
The Society of Automotive Engin-
eers will meet on Thursday, March
19, at 7:45 p.m. in the Michigan
Union. Mr. Joseph Gescheln, Tech-
nical Editor ofd the Chilton Publica-
tions, will present an illustrated lec-
ture on "The Future of the Auto-
mobile and War Production." All en-
gineers are invited. Members are
urged to attend as several important
announcements will be made. Reser-
vations for the dinner preceding the
meeting may be made by contact-
ing Bob Sforzini at 2-3738.
Attention Speech Societies: Delta
Sigma Rho, Sigma Rho Tau, Alpha
Nu, Zeta Phi Eta and Athena invite
you to hear Professor Howard Erh-
nmann speak on "The Causes of the
Present War" on Thursday, March 19,
at 9:00 p.m. in the Kalamazoo Room
of the League,
Michigan Sailing Club will have a
business meeting on Thursday eve-
l ning at 7:45 in room 318 of the Union.
1 All members please attend.
La Sociedad Hispanica will present
- Mr. Hartweg as the next lecturer,
e on Thursday, March 19, at 4:15 p.m.
in Room D, Alumni Memorial Hall.
f He will speak on "Mexico Meridion-