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ADD to your encouraging notes on the news- sound brick will be laid in the foundation of an
front the fact that both Preston Slosson and educated, reasoning democracy.
James Pollock are now 'interpreting the news
over Detroit radio stations. This link between AND while I'm being so damn nice, let me take
the news and the people who know the history this opportunity to apologize to Dr. A. J.
and framework behind the news has been a long Stoddard, about whom I had some nasty things
to say a week ago. The source of my information
time toming, but I hope it will continue. Inter- was an Associated Press story which appeared in
pretation is necessary in order that events over the Detroit Free Press the preceding Sunday,
the entire world may be fused into something but maybe some day I'll learn never to trust the
meaningful to people who have neither the time Free Press, for although I have known for some
nor the training to focus as these men do, the time that the orders are out to all reporters to
drag the defense angle into any story where it
sciences of geography, history, political theory' is at all possible, I took the story at face value,
on a group of facts such as accumulates during and gave Dr. Stoddard hell for something he did
any one of our days. not mean at all. It seems that a panel discussion
Too often the new commentator is strictly was dragging too much, and Dr. Stoddard made
news-minded, and the result of this treatment, is his remarks about the teaching of hate in our
usually the playing up of the longest and appar- schools with his tongue in his cheek, simply to
ently biggest story of the day, without much get the argument started. So, although he no
linking of one day's news to the next. The doubt never got word of my mud slinging, I now
scholar, if he be at all capable of translating his take it all back, and advise the state news edi-
observations into the idiom, and both Slosson tors of the Detroit papers to read their copy a
and Pollock can do so, affords a valuable com little more carefully. Around here when we
plement to the stock in trade of the news man don't check a story we feel the stinging sensa-
gone announcer, and too the effect of such men tion of scalding water rather promptly. One of
can be and probably is extremely valuable in the boys says it was all the reporter's fault, not
relation to the all-important matter of public to blame the Free Press, but I have heard that
morale. Their words carry weight because they one before, as the saying goes.
are able, as few deadline-ridden newsmen are,
to back them up with sound historical precedent, TO CONCLUDE with the ridiculous, I'll reprint
with a thorough study of what they are talking here a short quote from a brochure on cigar
about, sans interruptions to cover murder trials smokers, who are also called lusty. "They are
or the world series. In sho'rt, someone in the possessed of completely healthy appetites for
radio game has at last seen the value of spe- love, and not infrequently for work, as well as
cialization, and if college professors in all fields for eating and drinking." The boldface print is
are brought to the public in this way, one more mine. So long until soon.

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this meeting, which will be for in-
structive purposes for all regulars and
volunteers in training for civilian de-
fense, several films will be shown
followed by lectures on fire protec-
tion, handling of fire bombs, police
work, etc.
Edward C. Pardon, co-chairman,
University Committee on Plant and
Personnel Protection.
Detroit Armenian Women's Club
Scholarship: The Detroit Armenian
Women's Club offers a scholarship
for $100 for the year 1942-43 for
which young men and women of
Armenian parentage, living in the
Detroit metropolitan district who
demonstrate scholastic ability and
possess good character and who have
had at least one year of college work,
are eligible. Further information
may be obtained from me.
Dr. Frank E. Robbins,
1021 Angell Hall
Students, College of Engineering:
The final day for REMOVAL OF IN-
COMPLETES will be Saturday, April
4. Petitions, for extension of time
must be on file in the Secretary's Of-
fice on or before Thursday, March 26.
A. H. Lovell, Secretary
Literary Seniors: Deadline for pay-
ing class dues is Friday, March 27.c
They can be paid in Angell Hall Lob-j
by 1:00-4:00 p.m. Monday through
Friday, and in the center of the di-1
agonal 9:00-12:00 a.m. and 1;00-4:00
p.m. Monday through Wednesday.
Dues are $1.00.7
Students who intend to study law
and who will enter the Law School
with the Bachelor of Arts degree ors
its equivalent, or on one of the com-
bined curricula, should commence the
necessary procedure for admission.
It will be necessary to file an appli-t
cation on a form furnished by the
Law School. Attention is called to
the fact that under the new three-
term plan it will be possible to beginp
the study of law either on June 15,1
October 5, or February 8.C
Tag Days: At a meeting of the
Committee on Student Affairs held;
March 20, 1942, the following recom-
mendation of the Comittee of '42
was adopted:
(1) Requests for permission to
conduct tag days during the remain-
ing part of the present semester
must be submitted to the Committee
on Student Affairs on or before
April 1.
(2) Requests for any tag days to
occur in the first month of the sum-
mer term must be submitted to the
Committee on Student Affairs on or
before May 1.
(3) Requests for tag days for any
part of the summer term not provid-
ed for in (2) must be submitted to
the Committee on Student Affairs
by the end of the first month of the
summer term.
(4) Requests for tag days to be
held during the '42 fall term, and the
'43 spring term must be submitted
to the Committee on Student Affairs
on or before November 7, 1942.
(5) Each request for a tag day
should be dealt with as a separate
case-no precedent being set by
action taken on any case.

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Labor ai-ers



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Playing Nazi Game

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I F the latest Smith bill-which would
repeal all wage-hour legislation and
outlaw all overtime-pay cliUseS in union con-
tracts-is passed by Congress, the reason will be
that the American people have been subjected
to one of the most reactionary and under-handed
campaigns of wholesale lies in the history of our
It is a cocentrated and intentional campaign
by a combination of labor-hating businessmen,
radio commentators, congressmen, columnists
and conservative newspapers to smear union
labor in every possible way and to destroy any
progressive New Deal legislation which they can
get their hands on.
In some cases these persons are American
Fascists; others of them are merely still feeling
the death pains of a laissez-faire economy which,
although they do not realize it, died in 1929;
and a few of them are usually sincere and honest
democrats who have inexcusably failed to check
their facts and have refused to see the labor
situation in its right perspective. Whoever they
may be or what their motives, all of them are
playing Hitler's game by stimulating and carry-
ing on a domestic war at a time when the entire
nation should be concentrating on the wa<
THE most obvious and most popular lie which
the reactionaries and conservatives are at-
tempting to put over on the American public is
that the 40-hour week is holding up production
of essential war materials. That the assertion
has been vigorously denied by every production
chief who has testified before Congress makes
no difference - the conservative newspapers
merely overplay the lies and underplay the facts.
And facts are all that are needed to disprove
nearly every contention of the lie distributors.
For instance, their contention that because of
the wage and hour law American workers are
working only 40 hours a week is easily branded
an absolute and deliberate lie by merely glanc-
ing at the actual figures which are available to
anyone interested in knowing the truth.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR statistics prove
that the average number of hours for the
8,000,000 workers in war industries is 46.8 per
week, and in some plants the men are working
all the way up to 70 and 80 hours. Separate
figures for the more important war industries
show average hours worked per week as follows:
machine tools, 55; engines and turbines, 51;
aircraft, 48.7; shipbuilding, 48.2; iron and steel,
It is obvious, then, that the 40-hour-week law
is not limiting the work week of the war laborer
to anything like 40 hours. Where there is not
complete utilization of plant capacity it is not
blamed by the businessmen themselves upon the
wage and hour law. In a recent survey by the
Bureau of Labor Statistics, 650 employers were
asked to indicate what in their opinion was hold-
ing up production. Only two of the men replied
tha.t overtime pay after 40 hours contributed in
any way to the problem. The main trouble most
of them felt was the lack of delivery of requested
Another outright fallacy of the anti-labor
crusaders is their comparison of the 40-hour

WASHINGTON-One of the most needed labor
reforms today is a law compelling unions to
make annual certified public reports of their
finances, just as corporations must report to
stockholders and the SEC. Labor's exemption
from this rule is one of the chief factors respon-
sible for the dictator rule rampant in some of
the biggest unions.
Most labor office holders are opposed to this
reform; they are against any proposal to curb
their personal power or tenure of office. But
there is strong sentiment for it among the union
rank-and-file. This column has received hun-
dreds of letters from workers everywhere
strongly approving compulsory accountings oft
the millions they pay in dues.
Probably the big-gun labor leaders by them- I
selves would not be strong enough to prevent
enactment of such legislation, but so far th'y
have been able to block it with the potent aid of
a strange ally.
This extraordinary bedfellow is the National
Association of Manufacturers.
The NAM is the oldest, most tireless and effec-
tive foe of organized labor in the U. S. A. Its
hand is behind every bill to curb union privi-
leges. But on the issue of public financial re-
ports, the Manufacturers Association sees eye-
to-eye with its traditional foe. It is just as
violently opposed to this reform as the labor
Reason: The manufacturers fear that such a
law would be applicable also to them and, ap-
parently, like the labor moguls, they don't want
the public to know where the Association gets
its money and what it does with it.
Unr-eported Speech
For more than a week the halls of Congress ,
have echoed with heated demands for legisla-
tion abolishing the 40-hour week and prohibiting
strikes in war plants. These speeches have been
widely reported.
But there was a speech made in the House the
other day about which not one line went out.
As far as the public is concerned, the speech was
never made. But if you'll turn to pages 2687-91
of the Congressional Record you'll find the hot-
test, most sensational charges heard on Capitol
Hill in a long time.
The speaker was Representative Clinton P.
Anderson of New Mexico, who was a successful
business man before he came to Congress. These
are the bombshells-so mysteriously unreported
-which he tossed:
1. That the labor crack-down furor was a
carefully planned scheme initiated by certain
business elements.
2. That its purpose was to divert public atten-
tion and anger from the disclosures of huge war
profiteering, refusal to convert plants to war
that it does exist it exercises a stabilizing influ-
ence on industry. It has decreased the requests
by labor for increases in the basic wage rates;
it has encouraged the employers to hire an extra
shift of young people and train them rather than
using the more experienced workers an extra
number of hours; and it has tended to keep the
number of overtime hours per worker down to
a reasonable and a healthy limit.
All the statements of fact made in this edi-
torial are correct. They come from official
sources and have been taken in large part from
the testimony of Donald Nelson, chairman of
WPB, Secretary of Labor Frances 'Perkins, L.
Metcalfe Walling, of the Department of Labor
and several production chiefs from the Navy
and War Departments. The truth is sometimes
difficult to uncover but it is nearly always avail-
ahle: it is being hidden and distorted by nower-

production, and the undercover operations of
key-placed dollar-a year men to protect the
private interests of industries from which they
are drawing big salaries.
3. That Arthur Bunker, head of the WPB
Division of Aluminum and Magnesium, is'receiv-
ing $60,000 a year from a New York banking
firm, and that he has prevented the construction
of a low-cost magnesium plant while vigorously,
aiding a high-cost project owned by the giant
Dow Chemical Co.
Anderson told the House he was firmly con-
vinced that much of the uproar against labor
was instigated by secret organized activity. Edi-
torials were "planted" and Congress was deluged
with inspired letters demanding drastic meas-
ures, he declared.
"The chambers of commerce in my state, and
I suppose in yours," said Anderson, "are being
harried into special meetings to damn labor for
not working 24 hours a day. But what is labor
to produce? War goods? Oh, no. To produce
enough radios, refrigerators and rayon hose to
stock stores throughout the war, from factories
that have not been converted to military pur-
poses. Do our people know that today, 3%
months after Pearl Harbor, and for a month andf
a half yet to come, there are hundreds of vital
plants that will not make desperately needed
war supplies?"
Now It Can Be Told
One amazing incident of the Pearl Harbor
attack can now be told. Already announced in
the Roberts report was the fact that a small
Japanese submarine was sunk off the entrance
of Pearl Harbor at 6:33 a.m., about one hour
before Jap airplanes came over.
The submarine has since been raised, and its
navigation chart and log, translated into Eng-
lish, showed a remarkable voyage.
The submarine had actually made a complete
tour inside this vital naval base, had escaped
unseen, and the captain had noted the location
of each U. S. vessel together with the time he
passed it.
The chart showed the Jap sub had arrived off
the entrance of Pearl Harbor at 1:50 a.m., Dec.
7-a few hours before the air attack. It waited
at the harbor's mouth until 4:20 a.m., when the
net was lowered to let a garbage scow out.
Then the sub sneaked in. The commander
noted the location of the battleships Utah ar/l
the West Virginia--the former announced as
sunk. He marked down the positions of twelve
destroyers,- which he said were huddled close
together; also three gunboats, and the cruiser
Trenton. In another place he noted "large white
man's house."
About the only thing the Jap commander
failed to put in his log was that at 6:33 a.m. he
was sunk.

ductor. Second Part: Carroll Glenn,
violinist; Saul Gaston, conductor. 1
Friday evening: Helen Traubel, so-l
prano, soloist. Eugene -Ormandy,
Saturday afternoon: Sergei Rach-,
maninoff, painist, soloist. Eugene
Ormandy, conductor.
Saturday night: Ninth Symphony
(Beethoven). Soloists: Judith Hell-
wig, soprano; Enid Szantho, contral-
to; Jan Peerce, tenor; and Mack
Harrell, baritone. University Chor-
al Union, Eugene Ormandy, con-
Charles A. Sink, President
The regular Tuesday evening pro-
gram of recorded music in the Men's
Lounge of the Rackham 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
Architecture. An elaborate educa-
tional exhibition produced by the
Ann Arbor Art Association in collab-
oration with the College of Architet-
ture and Design. This exhibition is
intended to give the layman a better
understanding of the meaning of
architecture, to demonstrate the
modern techniques of museum dis-
play of visual materials as instru-
ments of education, and for its ap-
peal to those interested in art. The
exhibit is in the Rackham Galleries,
and will continue through April 1.
Open daily, 2-5 and 7-10, except Sun-
days. The public is cordially invited.
University Lecture: Lieut. Wallace
Howell of the U.S.A. Air Corps, will
lecture on the subject, "Cloud For-
mations", illustrated, under the au-
i spices of the Department of Geology,

M. Gomberg Scholarship and Pauli
F. Bagley Scholarship in Chemistry:p
These scholarships of $150 each are
open to juniors and seniors majoringj
in chemistry. Preference will be giv-
en to those needing financial assis- I
tance. Application blanks may bee
obtained in Room 212 Chemistry Bldg.
and must be filed not later than
April 10. f
Academic Notices
Seminar in Physical Chemistry will
meet on Thursday, March 26, in'
Room 410 Chemistry Building at r
4:15 p.m. Professor G. E. Uhlen-
beck' will speak on "Diamagnetism of1
Free Electrons."
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
meet tonight at 7:30 in Room 319,
West Medical Building. "The Liver
-Function and Metabolism" will be
discussed. All interested are invited..
History 50 midsemester: Thursday,
March 26, 10:00 a.m. Adams-Hunter,
231 Angell Hall; Izard-Zahn, B, Hav-
en Hall. V. W. Crane
Kothe-Hildner Sophomore compe-
tition to be held Thursday, March 26,
2:00-4:00 p.m. in Room 301 U.H. 1
May Festival Concert: Students or
others desiring to have copies of the;
announcement of the May Festival
sent to their parents, friends or
musical acquaintances, will please
leave names and addresses at the
offices of the University Musical
Society, Burton Memorial Tower.
The assignment of performers is as
The Philadelphia Orchestra will
participate in all six concerts.
Wednesday evening: Marian An-I
derson, contralto, soloist. Eugene
Ormandy, conductor.
Thursday evening: First half-

on Thursday, March 26, at 8:00 p.m.,
in the Rackham Amphitheatre. Thet
public is cordially invited.
University Lectures: Lectures by
Dr. Carl F. Cori and Dr. Gerty T. Cori
of the Department of Pharmacol-
ogy, Washington University Medicalr
School, will be given as follows: 1
"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.
Sigma Xi Lecture: Professor E. C.
Case of the Department of Geology
will speak on the subject "The Pale-
ontologist. What and Why?", before
the Michigan Chapter of Sigma Xi,
tonight at 8:00 in the amphitheatre
of the Rackham Building. Members
may invite guests.
Lecture, College of Architecture
and Design: Mr. Robert B. Mitchell,
of the National Resources Planning
Board, Washington, D.C., will speak
on "Neighborhood Planning, Con-
servation and Redevelopment" today
at 4:15 p.m., in Room 101, Architec-
ture Building. The public is invited.
Lecture, College of Architecture
and Design: Mr. Eric Mendelsohn will
speak on "Architecture in a Rebuilt;
World" on Thursday afternoon,
March 26, at 4:15 p.m. in the Rack-
ham Amphitheatre. The public is

Botanical Journal Club will meet
[night at 7:30 in Room N.S. 1139.
eports by:
S. A. Gordon, "Environmental Re-
,ction of Physiologic Races of Puc-
inia triticina."
John R. Hardison, "The Sexual
ehavior of Several Plant Rusts. An
.berrant Strain of Puccinia Helian-
Floyd Shuttleworth, "Crossing and
elfing Studies with Physiologic
aces of Oat Stem Rust."
Mary Wharton, "Longevity of Ure-
iospores of Cown Rust of Oats."
"Longevity of Teliospores of Puc-
inia graminia under Laboratory
Varsity Glee Club: Special rehear-
ali at 5:00 p.m. today in the Assem-
ly Room of the Rackham Building.
Student Senate will meet tonight
i the Michigan Union at 7:30. The
oom will be posted on the bulletin
ioard. It is important that all sena-
ors be there because final reorgani-
ation plans will be made.
AGENDA: Roll call and minutes;
>resident's report; old business; new
League House Council Representa-
ives are required to attenti a meeting
>f the Council in the League at 5:00
).m. today.
Caps and gowns for Senior Supper
will be sold today in the Social
)irector's office in the League.
Christian Science Organization will
meet tonight at 8:15 in the chapel of
"he Michigan League.
Episcopal Students: Tea will be
erved for Episcopal students and
heir friends thiscafternoon, 4:00 to
Michigan Dames General Meeting
tonight at 8:00 'in the Kellogg Found-
ation Institute. 'Mrs. R. W. Hammett,
the guest speaker, will talk on "Inter-
ior Decorating."
Unity: Young Peoples Group will
meet tonight at 7:30 in the Unity
Reading Rooms, 310 S., State St.,
Room 31.
Special Meetlg of Union Mem-
bers: All members of the University
of Michigan Union are hereby noti-
fied of a special meeting at 7:00 p.m.
on Wednesday, March 25, for the pur-
pose of acting on suggested revision
of the Michigan Union Constitution.
Women's Athletic Association
Board: There will be a WAA meeting
on Thursday, March 26,. at 4:45 pm.
Reports are due then from all pres-
ent board members. Forms for these
reports are obtainable in Miss Hart-
wig's office at Barbour Gym.
Phi Eta Sigma luncheon meeting
at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, March
28, at the Union. Reservations must
be made with Karl Reed by 5:00 p.m.
on Wednesday. This is the last meet-
ing for the class of 1944.
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.
German Roundtable, International
Center will .meet on Wednesd y,
March 25, at 9:00 p.m. Dr. Wolf Will
lead the discussion with the topic
"Deutsches Studentenleben." All stu-
dents who can carry on a conversa-
tion in German or need aid in con-
versational German are welcome.
The Faculty Women's Club will

To the Editor:
While we may tend toward one side or th6
other of Captain Denfield's opinions, I am sure
we can join with him in rejoicing that the
United .Nations now have a monopoly on civil-
ization. . . . we must not lose sight of the fact
that only on the soil of the United Nations will
you find civilized men." Most of us had no idea
the recent importations from, Axis and neutral
countries have been so extensive. The United

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