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NDAY, MARCH 22, 1942

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Editorial Staff
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Janet Hooker. . . . Women's Editor
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Virginia Mitchell . . . . . Exchange Editor
Business Stafff
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The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers

Is Management's Plea Valid?
To The Editor:
IN THE MIDST of all the Allied struggling to
stop the Axis wave, one menace looms up, a
menace so huge, that if we do not take care of
it soon-we may well seal our own fates. That
is the present smear campaign against labor.
The smear itself is important enough all right,
but like all smears its main purpose is to cover
up something else. And in this case, it is the
terrifying way in which the manufacturers are
hindering our own defense effort.
In Friday's Detroit Free Press, appears a lead-
ing article, describing the clash of views be-
tween General Motors and the UAW concern-
ing the new contract that is to be signed by
them. In the Free Press are outlined the basic
points as made by C. E. Wilson, President of GM,
of what they demand in this new contract.
They demand, in brief, that "unions discon-
tinue attacks on management" so that the mor-
ale of the employes won't be undermined. Also
is the demand that the union recognize the
right of the management to establish any system
of shifts which the management decides nec-
essary to speed up war production, plus the
elimination of any requirement for the payment
of double-time under any circumstances. An-
other point demands the elimination of 50 per
cent of the present number of committeemen in
the plants who have been selected by the union
for handling complaints.
In short what Mr. Wilson and GM ask is that
labor mind its own business and let management
handle the rest.
But what Mr. Wilson seems to forget, is that
business is not handling the rest-certainly not
to satisfaction. We all know how business block-
ed the Reuther Plan for conversion of auto-
mobile plants, so that the plan had to wait fully
15 months before any response was felt.
We also know that it was General Motors,
Knudsen's own firm that balked at conversion.
This same Charles Wilson, president of General
Motors, not only insisted that automobile pro-
duction be maintained, but that it be increased
to take full advantage of the rise in purchasing
power. Not until last December did General
Motors begin to change its attitude.
But business is not content to merely smash
any progressive idea that may mean a decrease
in profits. A far unhealthier attitude prevails,
in that they are still refusing and sabotaging
ideas that the country has already accepted.
In the February issue of Nation's Business, offi-
cial magazine for the U. S. Chamber of Com-
merce, appears an article entitled, "Move Over
Managers." The article itself is nothing more
than a harangue seething with hatred for labor.
On the same page of the article appears a car-
toon showing a tough, cigar-smoking, bullying
racketeer, with the letters CIO on his vest, tell-
ing timid John Public, "You need a new manager
and I'm the guy." Typical of the article is the
"To many people, this plan (Reuther's)
just brought forward more than a year ago
for making warplanes in automobile factor-
ies, is nothing more than a patriotic effort
to speed production. But it can only be un-
derstood as part of a much bigger idea in the
minds of the CIO chieftains. That idea is
union control of industry. Every move in its
furtherance edges the labor leaders another
step closer to the director's table."
Is this, then, what perturbs business? Is it
because labor, in spite of its good ideas, is having
something to say about our war effort. Is this
why General Motors demands that the union
discontinue criticism-even if it be a Reuther
Plan? This continual sabotaging of defense
efficiency must cease; it smells too much like
France of 1939.
The people of this country are willing to do

their share; the Big Boys had better get statd
-Harry Levine

Drew Pemruo


WASHINGTON-The heat's on in inner
publican circles to make Alf Landon
tional Committee Chairman.


John L. Lewis
Must Be. Stopped.

0 *

By Lichty

BACK a few short years ago, John L.
Lewis did do something for labor.
He gave hope to the millions of exploited, unor-
ganized and unskilled laborers in American in-
dustry. Credit must be given where credit is due.
But John L. Lewis' record has always been
colored with the wrong tinge. He used the rough
qnd ready methods to get what he wanted. In
the twenties and early thirties nothing stood in
his way as he rose to the presidency of the
United Mine Workers. Threats, actual coercion
and illegal control of conventions were familiar
Lewis tactics. In 1933 and in later years these
things were forgotten as he allied himself with
Roosevelt and the New Deal and began to or-
ganize the unskilled industrial workers. The
Congress of Industrial Organization followed.
It was after the presidential election of 1936,
however, that John L. Lewis changed again. He
gradually broke with the President. In 1940 he
staked his CIO leadership on the election of
Wendell Willkie and then fell from power with
the defeat of the Republican nominee. Other
recent Lewis ventures were his speculation in
Mexican oil and his promise to organize Latin-
American labor. In foreign affairs he took a
strong isolationist stand.
IT HAD SEEMED THEN that Lewis would be
forced from the labor picture. But the Amer-
ican people, their government and American
labor underestimated him. Yes, he gave his post
as president of the CIO to Philip Murray, but
Lewis never intended to surrender power. Mur-
ray was to be nothing but his mouthpiece.
Fortunately, for everyone concerned, Philip
Murray had no such intentions. He became
leader of the CIO in fact as well as name. He is
a man of whom labor all over the country can
feel proud. Lewis, nevertheless, has not given
up and is on the march once more. He is tight-
ening his control of the United Mine Workers
Union. All anti-Lewis sentiment is being 'purged.'
BROTHER DENNY'S United Construction
Workers Union has been raiding everything
in sight. Daughter Kathryn and her Gas, By-
Products, Coke and Chemical Division of the
U. M. W. (famous District 50) is attempting
organization of dairy farmers, munitions, cos-
metics and electric*utility workers. She even
threatens Murray's Steel Workers' Organizing
Committee. Recent charges claim that Lewis
organizing tactics include employment of gang-
sters and varied brands of strong-arm men.
One thing is certain. John L. Lewis has be-
come a threat to labor and to America's free
institutions. He is in a position to cause juris-
dictional disputes that will give impetus to the
anti-labor campaign now under way, perhaps to
the extent that anti-labor laws can be pushed
through Congress.-I
There is a flaw in his carefully laid plans,
however. He did not reckon with the true feel-
ings of the American working man. Those feel-
ings support the war and favor a unified labor
movement. The American Federation of Labor
under William Green and Murray's CIO are
already growing closer together because of the
national emergency. Representatives of the
two groups meet weekly with the President. They
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Senator Robert, Taft, runner-up for the 1940
GOP presidential nomination, is a leader in this
undercover drive.
For a long time after the Philadelphia conven-
tion, the disappointed Ohio Senator was sore at
Landon. Taft felt that if Landon had backed
him in the final neck-and-neck tussle with Will-
kie, he would have won the nomination.
But these peeves now seem to have evaporated
and Taft is strong for Landon to replace Rep Joe
Martin as GOP chief in the coming crucial elec-
tion battle. Taft laid his cards frankly on the
table about this to Martin personally.
Heading a group of other Republican Con-
gressmen, Taft went to Martin and told him they
felt he should relinquish the National Chair-
manship to a party leader who could give more
time to the job.
"Whom have you got in mind?" asked Martin.
"We think Landon would be the right man,"
said Taft.
The meeting was very friendly. The delegation
emphasized they had nothing against Martin
personally and lauded his long years of service
to the party. But they pointed out that he was
carrying a double load as House Floor Leader
and National Chairman and that the political
situation required a full-time executive for the
latter job. Martin told the group he would think
the matter over and give them his answer later.
Note; After Alf Landon conferred with Taft
in Washington, he went on to New York where
he talked with Wendell Willkie, Tom Dewey,
Herbert Hoover, and Mrs. Ogden Reid, of the
New York Herald Tribune. What they advised
is their secret, but subsequently Alf seemed very
discouraged about becoming chairman of the
Republican National Committee.
Bathtubs Or Battleships?
flOW is your supply of bathtubs?
If you are building a new house and want
a couple of bathtubs in it, or if you have grown
tired of the four-legged "antique in your bath-
room and want to replace it with a neo-angle tub
in rose or lavender-act fast, or the WPB will
catch up with you.
War Production Board is debating the question
of halting the manufacture of bathtubs. Enough
steel, would be saved (56,000 tos) to make a
couple of war ships.
Army Goes To Sea
A HOT, backstage fight between the Army,
Navy and Maritime Commission has devel-
oped over Brig.-Gen. Charles P. Gross, and his
ambitious plan for the Army to take over all
war shipping. The row has even gone up to
Harry Hopkins and to Transportation Czar Joe
Eastman, so far without settlement.
Crux of the battle is that General Gross, an
infantry officer recently placed in charge of
Army transport, is eager to take over docks, ships,
rail and inland transportation, operate all of the
supply ships which now sail under the Maritime
Commission and the Navy.
The Maritime Commission and the Navy, how-
ever, claim that the job of the Army is to remain
on the land, and they will handle water transpor-
Before the sea-dogs realized what was happen-
ing, however, General Gross had quietly written
out an order and taken it to Joe Eastman, who
was on the verge of signing it. Gross is under
General Somervelle, the Quartermaster General,
who was New York WPA administrator under
Harry Hopkins, and Somervelle has pushed the
plan with his old friend in the White House.
However, ex-Budget Director Lewis Douglas,
newest addition to the Maritime Commission, so
far has blocked the Army grab. He claims the
Army has enough to do fighting, without sailing
Note: Douglas, now acting as right bower to
Admiral Land, chairman of the Maritime Com-
mission, has put new life into the organization.
erland and exposed Scandinavia, the proportion
with purpose to those without it is small. In
these rich United States, the proportion is
large. Vast numbers ride on the moral backs
of their alert fellows or are carried unconsciously
along by nature.
In social affairs, that is, in the developing of
society, in the hammering out of patterns, con-
cepts and institutions, the story is similar. You
are a contributing member or a burden to the

body politic. Worse still, in this sphere one
purpose may cross other purposes: The few may
use their abilities not just to ride along but to
divert the enterprise, to select a contrary destiny,
to prostitute to private use the force good for
all and bring confusion where order otherwise
would have been maintained.
When that is done, the correction in human
society apparently can come about not by na-
ture taking the life of the offending men, not
by the pack of wise persons falling upon the
unwise and the vicious, but the innocent must
suffer for the guilty. The noble must give their
lives for the ignoble, the righteous go to a cross
for the unrighteous.
Today, because many who were endowed join-
ed forces to divert institutions from the course
which spelled benefit for all to directions sup-
posed to enhance a few, we have an inexorable
worua .Our hnos not in anv remote nrerah-

offices of the University Musical on Thursday, March 26, at. 8:00 p.m.,
Society, Burton Memorial Tower. in the Rackham Amphitheatre. The
The assignment of performers is as public is cordially invited.
The Philadelphia Orchestra will Sigma Xi Lecture: Professor E. C.
participate in all six concerts. Case of the Department of Geology
Wednesday evening: Marian Aln- will speak on the subject "The Pale-
derson, contralto, soloist. Eugene ontologist. What and Why?", before
Ormandy, conductor. the Michigan Chapter of Sigma Xi,
Thursday evening: First half- on Tuesday, March 24, at 8:00 p.m.
"King David" (Honegger>; soloists, in the amphitheatre of the Rackham
Judith Hellwig, soprano; Enid Szan- Buildings. Members may invite guests.
tho, contralto; Felix Knight, tenor; ____
and Rabbi Barnett R. Brickner, nar-
rator. University Choral Union, .E vents Today
Thor Johnson, conductor. Second Varsity Glee Club: Second basses
Part: Emanuel Feuerman, Violon- will attend part rehearsal today at
cellist; Thor Johnson, conductor. 3:45 p.m. The entire Club will re-
Friday afternoon: First part: "Wal- hearse at the regular time. First
rus and the Carpenter" (Fletcher) basses will not rehearse at 3:45 p.m.
Youth Chorus, Juva Higbee, Con- This corrects the bulletin of yester-
ductor. Second Part: Carroll Glenn, Thi rl
violinist; Saul Gaston. conductor. day.
Friday evening: Helen Traubel, so-
prano, soloist. Eugene Ormandy, Graduate Outing Club will hike
conductor. along the River today if the weather
Saturday afternoon: Sergei Rach- permits. Supper in the clubrooms
maninoff, painist, soloist. Eugene afterward. Meet at the clubrooms,
Ormandy, conductor. northwest door of the Rackham
Saturday night: Ninth Symphony School at 2:30 p.m.
(Beethoven). Soloists: Judith Hell--
wig, soprano; Enid Szantho, contral- "Socialism and the War" will be
to; Jan Peerce, tenor; and Mack topic of an open discussion held to-
Harrell, baritone. University Chor- day in the Michigan Union, Room
al Union, Eugene Ormandy, con- 304, at 3:00 p.m. Auspices of Young
duetor. Pples' Sociallst League. All are

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"No-I didln't run any~thing during the blackout-but afterwards,
the argument as to whether or not planes were seen was a honey!"


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mations", illustrated, under the au-
spices of the Department of Geology,

Memorial Christian Church (Dis-
iples): 10:45 Morning worship, Rev.
rederick Cowin, Minister.
6:30 p.m. Disciples Guild Sunday
vening Hour. Mr. Kenneth Morgan,
)irector of the Student Religious
kssociation, will speak on "The- Re-
igious Man: Superior to Anything
Which Happens to Him" A social
tour and tea will follow the discus-
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church:
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. Holy Communion;
9:00 .a.m. Confirmation Breakfast,
Harris Hall; 11:00 a,m. Kindergarten,
Harris Hall; 11:00 a.m. Junior
Thurch; 11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer,
Sermon by the Rev. Frederick W.
Leech; 4:00-6:00 p.m. H-Square Club
Meeting, Harris Hall; 7:30 p.m. Chor-
al Evensong, address by the Rev.
Michael Coleman, Vicar of All Hal-
lows Church, London, England;
"College Work Program," Sunday,
7:30 p.m. the Student Guild will
meet at the Church to hear Mr. Cole-
man. After the service there will be
opportunity to meet Mr. Coleman at
Harris Hall; Monday noon there will
be a luncheon at Harris Hall in honor
of Mr. Coleman. Please call 8613
for reservations.
First Church of Christ, Scientist:
Sunday morning service at 10:30.
Subject: "Matter." Sunday School
at 11:45 a.m.
First Methodist Church and Wes-
ley Foundation: Student Class at 9:30-
a.m. Prof. George E. Carrothers will
lead the discussion. Morning Wor-
ship at 10:40 a.m. Dr. Charles W.
Brashares will preach on "Christian
Family." Wesleyan Guild meeting at
6 p.m. Robert Worgess, '42 and Gre-
gor Hileman, '44, will speak on "What
I Believe," preceding a discussion on
this subject. Supper and fellowship
hour following the meeting.
First Methodist Church: Mendels-
sohn's oratorio "Elijah" will be pre-
sented by the Senior Choir of the
First Methodist Church on Palm
Sunday evening, March 29, at 8
o'clock in the Sanctuary. 'Soloists:
Bonnie Ruth Van Deursen, Soprano;
Beatrice Brody Larsen, Contralto;
Avery Crew, Tenor; Mark Bills, Bari-
tone; and Beatrice Nesbitt Ruthven,
Soprano. Mary Porter Gwin is or-
ganist, and Hardin Van Deursen of
the School of Music is Director. The
public is invited.
The Church of Christ will meet for
Scripture study Sunday in the YMCA
at 10:00 a.m. The morning worship
at 11:00 will include a sermon on
the theme: "Be Strong and of Good
Courage." At the evening service at
7:30 the sermon topic will be: "What
Is Baptism?" Midweek Bible study
is to be Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. All
are invited.
First Congregational Church: 10:45
a.m. Services of public worship. Dr.
Leonard A. Parr, minister, will preach
the first of a series of three sermons
on the theme, "The Christian Affirm-
atives," entitled, "I Believe."
3:30 p.m. Pastor's instruction class
in Pilgrim Hall, for purpose of pre-
paring young people for church mem-
5,:15 p.m. Ariston League in Pil-
grim Hall. Dr. Parr will conduct a
tour through the church, and explain
the symbols in the windows.
7:15 p.m. Student Fellowship in
the church parlors. Thor Johnson
will speak on "Music and the Mora-
Unitarian Church: 11:00 a.m.
Church Service, Rev. H. P. Marley
will speak on "The New Trinity, or
Fundamentals for a Religion in the
New Order."
6:30 p.m. Student Supper.
7:30 p.m. Discussion on "Problems
of the Consumer."
9:00 p.m. Social Hour.
Zion Lutheran Church: Church

Worship Services Sunday at 10_:30
a.m. with sermon by Vicar Clement
Shoemaker on "Testing Your Faith."
Trinity Lutheran Church: Church
Worship Services Sunday at 10:30
a.m. Sermon by Rev. Henry 0.┬░Yod-
er on "Christ and The Cross for the
Crises of Life-When Fears and
Doubts Torment."
The Lutheran Student Assciation
will meet Sunday evening at 5:30 at
the Zion Lutheran Parish Hall. Stu-
dent Supper served at 6:00 p.m. Mr.
Hsing Tien will speak on "The Pres-
ent Chinese Situation and Student
Life." Lutheran Students of Wayne
University will be guests for the eve-
First Baptist Church: 10:15 a.m.
Undergraduate class with Rev. C. H.
Loucks at the Guild House, 503 E.
Huron St. Graduate class with Pro-
fessor Charles Brassfield at the
11:00 a.m. Sermon: "Christian
6:30 p.m. The Roger Williams
(Guild will meet in the Guild House;
Mr. Benjamin Morales, pastor of the
Mexican Baptist Church of Phoenix,
Arizona, will speak on "Mexican
Christians in the United States."
Michigan Christian Fellowship will
meet this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in
the Fireplace Room of Lane Hall. All
students are cordially invited =to be
present for the program.


liominie Says

p - ---
N HIS PRIZE-WINNING book "Christianity",
H. F. Hall declares that to have a good world
requires the existence of: (1) Freedom; (2)
Struggle and resistance; (3) An order that is
universal and dependable, (4) Social relations
and social solidarity; (5) Achievement; hence,
suffering and pain.
We readily grant that a characterless world,
purely passive and wholly non-resistant, would
offer no opportunity and be of no value. But
is it necessary for innocent persons to suffer
for the guilty? Apparently it is. If there is to
be heroism, valor, triumph, every type of suc-
cess, all the qualities of achievement and those
emotions which are stirred by great stakes,
blood-stirring risk, danger dauntlessly faced, and
defeat turned into victory, we must have a volun-
tary giving of life for an ideal. These are the
social facts which rest beneath biography, litera-
ture, adventure, and statesmanship. The Christ-
ian religion partakes of this same contradictory
More important, what are the personal values
which may be attained? Strength of purpose
is the first one. He is immature indeed who does
not apprehend this truth, yet it will take him
a lifetime to experience the victories which are
possible. In purpose, this holding in mind the
end from the beginning, human society takes

Charles A. Sink, President
The regular Tuesday evening pro-
gram of recorded music in the Men's
Lounge of the Rackhamn Building at
8:00 p.m. will be as follows:
Brahms, Symphony No. 1; Franck,
Prelude, Choral and Fugue; Haydn,
Symphony No. 13 in G major, Ravel,
Quartet in F.
Exhibition: An Introduction to
A rcitec(ture. An elaborate edu'a-
tiona0 exiblit ion p orduced by the
Ann Arbor Art Association in collab-
oration With the College of Architec-
ture and Design. This exhibition is
intended to give +he iyman a better
understanding of the meaning of
architecture, to demonstrate the
modern telinaiiues of museum di,-
play of visual materials as instru-
ments of ducation, and for its ap-
peal to those interesmed in art. The
exhibit is in t he Packham Galleries,
and willr continue through April 1.
Open daily, '-5 and 7-10, except Sun-
days The uwbic is cordially invited.
Uarivr sity I-ure: Ralph W.
Chancy, Professor l Pileontology
and Curator, University of Califor-
nia, will lecture on the subject, "For-
ests on a Cmnging Earth" (illus-
trated>, under the auspices of the
Department of Botany, on Wednes-
day, April 1, at 4:15 p.m. in the Na-
tural Science Auditorium. The pub-
lic is cordially invited.
University Lectures: Lectures by
Dr. Carl F. Coi and Di. Gerty T. Cori
of tie Tl)('urt~n7 at 01 Pharmacol-
ogy, Wasliingl on University Medical
School, will be given as follows:
"The Role of Enzyvmes in Carbo-
hydrate Metaholism," by Dr. Carl F.
Cori, on Friday, Ma rch 27, at 4:15
"The Isolation and Properties of
Some Enzymes Concerned with Car-
bol iydrate Metabolism," by Dr. Gerty
T. Corl, on Friday, March 27, at 8:15
"The Ninzymat ic Conversion of
Glucose to Glycogen," by Dr. Carl F.
ori.on Saturdav. March 28 at 11:00

Westminister Student Guild meet-
ing today at 7:15 p.m. in the Lewis-
Vance Parlors. A Lenten-Chalk-Talk
by Mr. Arthur Sinclair of Detroit will
be of special interest. Refreshments.
Gamma Delta. Student Club will
have its regular fellowship supper
at 5:45 p.m. today at St. Paul's Lu-
theran Church.1
Coming Events
Botanical Journal Club will meet
on Tuesday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m.
in Room N.S. 1139. Reports by:
S. A. Gordon, "Environmental Re-
action of Physiologic Races of Puc-
cinia triticina."
John R. Hardison, "The Sexual
Behavior of Several Plant Rusts. An
Aberrant Strain of Puccinia Helian-
Floyd Shuttleworth, "Crossing and
Selfing Studies with Physiologic
Races of Oat Stem Rust."
Mary Wharton, "Longevity of Ure-
diospores of Cown Rust of Oats."
"Longevity of Teliospores of Puc-
(inia graminia under Laboratory
Coidi tions."
German Table for Faculty Mem-
bers will meet Monday at 12:10 p.m.
in the Founders' Room Michigan Un-
ion. Members of all departments are
cordially invited. There will be a
brief talk on "Mathematische Para-
doxien," by Mr. G. Y. Rainich.
Acolytes: Prof. C. H. Langford, of
the Philosophy Department, will pre-
sent a paper on "An Analysis of Ana-
lysis" at 7:45 p.m. on Monday, March
23, in the East Conference Room of
the Rackham Building. Anyone in-I
terested is invited.
Phi Delta Kappa Coffee hour on
Thursday, March 26, at 4:15 p.m. in
the West Conference Room, Rackham
Building. Captain Keith Houston
will discuss tactical organization of
the Army.
JGP make-up committee will meet
at the League at 6:00 p.m. on Mon-

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