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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
Ayres Unjustly
treated By Press...
W HY are American newspapers out to
get conscientious objectors?
Lew Ayres, a movie actor, was sent to a con-
scientious objectors' camp, and the papers came
out with thick, black. banner headlines. The
Chicago Sun said: "TLEW AYRES WAR
EVADER" and the Detroit News printed: "Lew
Ayres Interned as War Objector.".
"So, in my opinion we will never stop wars
until we individually cease fighting them and
that's what I propose to do. I propose we pro-
claim a moratorium on all presumed debts of
evil done us, to start afresh by wiping the slate
clean and continuing to wipe it clean," Lew Ayres
told the nation in a prepared statement that
was printed by the same papers that insulted
him in their headlines.
rHOSE PAPERS and many others insulted
Lew Ayres. He is not a "war evader." He is,
as his statement shows, a conscientious objector
who is following the course dictated by his con-
science. The connotations of the adjectives
used in the headlines are not truthful. k
Nor was Lew Ayres "interned." He is being
sent to a camp where he and many other
"C. O.'s" are serving their draft term. His "in-
ternment" is exactly parallel to any man's being
sent to the army.
Conscientious objectors are mistaken, but are
not enemies who should be given the exorbitant
publicity. The whole splurge is a slap in the
face to every conscientious objector. They have
suffered enough and deserve our tolerance in-
stead of the press's insults. Never again must
such an affair come about.
- Leon Gordenker
Plea For Browder
A Misrepresentation..
SINCE Communistic Russia has be-
come our ally in the war, new pleas
re being made for the release of Earl Browder,
former General Secretary of the Communist
Party of the United States, from the Federal
Penitentiary at Atlanta, Georgia, on the grounds
that the sentence imposed on Browder was
In a column which appeared in The Daily, the
writer claimed that Browder was sentenced to
four years in prison and fined $2,000 on a
"trumped-up charge-jailed for his political be-
liefs." The writer went on to explain that Brow-
der was charged with making a false statement,
that he had denied possession of a passport when
he had one, and that he was not charged with
the use of a false passport.
BROWDER, the author said, was unjustly
jailed for his political beliefs, an act which
is undemocratic and un-American, and there-
fore he should be pardoned.
Probably there are few Americans who would
consent to court discrimination against a person
because of his political beliefs or political party.
aut the facts as given by this writer, and several
others who take the same stand, are incorrect, or
at least not fully represented.
The New York Times of Sunday, March 30,
1941, states that Browder "was convicted of ob-
taining passports in an illegal way." It seems

Drew Pearson
WASHINGTON-The Washington Merry-Go-
Round wishes to correct an earlier statement
that John L. Lewis had three relatives on union
payrolls whose salaries, plus his own, gave the
family an -annual "take" of $48,500 from the
collections of union dues.
We regret to say that on further investigation
we find we erred grievously. We apologize to
Mr. Lewis for underestimating his capacities and
print below the full Lewis family payroll show-
ing that the miner czar has not three but nine
relatives in cushy jobs and that the family "take"
is not $48,500 but $70,500:
John L. Lewis, president
United Mine Workers ............$25,000*
Kathryn Lewis, daughter, secretary-
treasurer, District 50, UMW........7,500*
Denny Lewis, brother, head of United
Construction Workers Organizing
J. R. Bell, brother-in-law,
CIO controller...................0,000
Orin Miller, brother-in-law,
superintendent of the UMW office
building in Indianapolis, Ind. .. 5,000
Dan Collins, brother-in-law,
CIO organizer.3,600
William Thomas, cousin, superinenden t
UMW 'building in Washington . .. 5,000
Margaret Lindig, sister-in-law of
Denny, UMW stenographer ...... 2,400
Ann Miller, daughter of brother-in-law
Orin Miller, UMW stenographer .. 2,400
Son-in-law of Floyd Bell, another Lewis
brother-in-law, District 50 organizer 3,600
Total Lewis family payroll-$70,500
(*In addition to their big salaries, Lewis, his
daughter, and brother also have fat expense
accounts. What they spend is their secret. No
figures have ever been revealed, even to union
And Still More
I MPOSING as is this payroll list, it still does not
tell the whole story.
There is one Lewis relative who is not on a
union payroll but who garners a high-bracket in-
dome from unions controlled by John L. He is
brother-in-law Floyd Bell, an insurance agent.
Representative of a surety company, Bell has
what amounts to a monopoly on the business
of bonding all national, district and local UMW
officers and all CIO officials.
His commissions are estimated at $40,000 a
This sum, plus the payroll listed above, would
bring the total "take" of the Lewis family up to
$111,500 a year.
Gene Cox Of Georgia
JUSTICE DEPARTMENT big-shots have a bear
by the tail and don't know what to do with it.
The bear consists of accusations that Repre-
sentative Gene Cox of Georgia violated the crim-
inal statute (Title 18, U.S. Code, Sec. 203) which
prohibits members of Congress from receiving
compensation for representing private clients be-
fore government agencies.
Most of the Justice Department big-shots are
in a cold sweat over the case and want quietly
to bury it. They are scared stiff over the pros-
pect of tangling with Cox. The raucous-voiced
little Georgian is a potent figure in the House.
He is a leader of the powerful bloc of Southern,
anti-New Deal, labor-baiting Democrats, rank-
ing member of the migty Rules Committee,
and on close personal terms with House floor
chiefs, Also he is a resourceful and tough fighter,

especially when under fire.
So most of the Justice big-shots want to let
Cox off, perhaps, with some private tsk-tsking.
But younger members of the Department are
demanding legal action. They contend that the
law is explicit and that it is the duty of the
Department to enforce it without fear or favor.
Attorney General Francis Biddle has not yet
made up his mind. He is not noted for decisive
Note:Several years ago Cox was disclosed as
being the No. 1 nepotist in the House. At that
time he had eight relatives on the government
payroll for a total take, including his $10,000 sal-
ary, of more than $55,000 a year.
re-trial by the Supreme Court was turned down.
This is not the view of the case which one would
get from reading some of the editorials which
advocate Browder's release.
As additional proof, "similar" cases in the
Southern District of New York were pointed out,
in which the persons found guilty of passport
violations received much lighter penalties, aver-
aging from 30 to 0clays. It is stated that Brow-
der's penalty was, with one exception, the high-
est ever given a passport case.
JJUT perhaps the many other cases cited were
not "similar"-for Browder had had a pre-
vious prison record. During the first World War
he was sentenced to one year for refusing to
register for the draft, and later to two more for
conspiring to obstruct conscription. Might not
this make the circumstances different , from
those surrounding the other cases, and bring on
a more severe sentence?

The Reply Churlfsh
MR. MALCOLM BINGAY, of the Detroit Free
Press who conducts the "just us folks"
column right next to Eddie Guest, known to his
intimates as Eddie, has been for several weeks
past conducting a campaign against that sport
variously referred to as the sport of kings,
America's national pastime, etcetera etcetera,
namely baseball. Mr. Bingay has made baseball
an issue somehow involved with that topic of
topics, national defense. What Mr. Bingay wants
people to do is forget about the swat heroes and
concentrate on the men who are fighting the
All well and good. The public is, though Mr.
Bingay would probably doubt this, quite capable
of making a distinction between baseball heroes
and army or navy heroes. And yet, it is possible,
except to the most literal minded of us, to admire
several sets of heroes at one and the same
time. As far as that is concerned, I am not very
sure just where the hell Mr. Bingay got the idea
that the professional baseball player is re-
garded as a hero, unless it might be that Mr.
Bingay's long association with the sport as Iffy
the Dopester has gone somewhat to Mr. Bingay's
IF ALL MEN who are the topics of barber shop
conversations were to be classed as heroes,
the list would extend from Herbert Hoover to
Fibber McGee. True, the kids are inclined to
be pretty loyal to DiMaggio, or Ted Williams, but
from personal observation of the younger gen-
eration, I can safely say that the armed forces
are holding their own. The kids know who Colin
Kelly is, and I hear I hem singing the Marine
Hymn a little off key. Mr. Bingay needn't worry
about esprit de corps being sabotaged by base-
ball. The whole thing looks very much like a
crimson herring to me. True I must allow a
certain hysteria to Mr. Bingay. He has never
given evidence that he might bear up under a
strain without being unreasonable at least once.
But the point is, of all the trivial things Mr.
Bingay could have picked, nothing, unless per-
haps the strained spinach question, could have
been quite so harmless, quite so innocuous, quite
so damned foolish, as a campaign against base-
ball on the grounds of national defense.
IGHT NEXT TO Mr. Bingay's ,columns on
the issue of the hour, are editorials which
take that polite anti-labor stand, not too much
you know, because it would hurt circulation if
anyone ever really got the idea, which has be-
come familiar to whole generations of free Press
readers. Statistics were printed in Tuesday's
paper which showed, as statistics always do, that
25 billion dollars of an increased national income
went to wage earners, while only a bit over three
billion went to stockholders of our large cor-
porations. Nothing too suggestive, understand.
Just a hint that national unity demands some-
thing of all of us, and that any controversy, such
as the deplorable scrap between capital and
labor, should be ended peacefully, and let the
managers run things the way they want, and
the men should go to work no matter what. Mr.
John Knight is rather skillful in such matters.
You can't really pin him down on anything.
After all, doesn't he say that the rich should
make sacrifices too? Leave one of their cars in
the garage for the duration, or fire one maid, or
go to Red Cross classes. Everybody ought to do
his part. But in view of these sacrifices, should-
n't the laboring man work Sundays, or even Sat-
urdays for a flat rate? Nobody should make any
money of the war, says the Free Press. Seventy
or eighty percent of all a corporation makes over
say one million dollars profit, is taken by the
government. That leaves a measly three hundred
thousand with which they must make both ends
And next door, Mr. Bingay's column. Couched
in the homespun terms which have endeared
him to thousands of upstanding citizens, he com-
plains whimsically that the count of votes on
baseball versus no baseball was "fixed." Mr.
Bingay is out to get baseball. He will leave other
matters to just plain old ordinary horse sense,
and the National Association of Manufacturers.

They are self-made men, like Mr. Bingay. They
too agree -that something should be done to
arouse the public to a full realization of what
this war means. So long until soon.
English instructors recommend that students
take a lesson in the development of the theatre
by seeing the latest God-guided Play Production
opus, Under the Gaslight. It is strictly period
stuff, and as such, it is to be accepted or re-
jectcd. It is no mere 'corn mnellerdrammer,' but
instead a serious attempt to jump back into the
period of the 1870's. Present-day audiences for-
get, if we may become profound for a minute,
that our honorable ancestors completely ac-
cepted the stiff proprieties. Judged by the
standards of that day, this show is excellent.
The direction reveals an understanding of the
period, andl the play nev,"erreks into the slash-
bang tempol() of most modwer-i takeoffs. Por this,
it deserves special mention .
It is doubtful whether the directors could have
selected a better example of this period. It has
cradle-snatchings, jewel robberies, vicious so-
ciety women, and a multitude of tried-but-true
underground characters. The train rushes down
upon a poor innocent victim, the heroine. is
thrown into the river, and the hero passes
through a long moral crisis before reaching the
happy 'tomorrow.' 1t has everything character-
istic of Uncle Tom's Cabin and Seven Nights in
a Barroom, and it must have been something

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without re'cord will be Saturday,
April 4. A course may be dropped
only with the permission of the clas-
sifier, after conference with the in-
The final day for removal of in-
completes will be Saturday, April 4.
A. H. Lovell, Secretary
Faculty, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts: Midsemester re-
ports are due not later than Satur-
day, April 4.
Report cards are being distributed
to all departmental offices. Green
cards are being -provided for fresh-
man reports; they should be returned
to the office of the Academic Coun-
selors, 108 Mason Hall. White cards,
for reporting sophomores, juniors,
and seniors should be returned to
1220 Angell Hall.
Midsemester reports should name
those -students, freshman and up-
perclass, whose standing at midsem-
ester is D or E, not merely those who
receive D or E in so-called midsem-
ester examinations.a
Students electing our courses, but
registered in other schools or col-
leges of the University should be re-
ported to the. school or college in
which they are registered.
Additional cards may be had at
108 Mason Hall or 1220 Angell Hall,
E. A. Walter, Assistant Dean
School of Music, School of Educa-
tion, College of Architecture and De-
sign: Midsemester reports indicating
students enrolled in these units do-
ing unsatisfactory work in any unit
of the University are due in the office
of the school on Saturday, April 4, at
noon. Report blanks for this pur-
pose may be secured from the office
of the school or from Room 4, Uni-
versity Hall.
Robert L. Williams,
Assistant Registrar
Freshmen, College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts: Freshmen may
not drop courses without E grade
after Saturday, April 4. In adminis-
tering this rule, students with less
than 24 hours of credit are consider-
ed freshmen. Exceptions may be
made in extraordinary circumstances,
such as severe or long continued ill-
E. A. Walter
Attention Hopwood Contestants:
All manuscripts must be in the Eng-
lish Office, 3221 Angell Hal, by 4:30
p.m., Monday, April 13. No manu-
script will be accepted after this
Students are urged to read care-
fully the rules for the contests. Note
especially kind of paper and details
of binding. Manuscripts not done in
conformity with the rules will not be
accepted. R. W. Cowden
Aeronautical Engineering Stu-
dents: There will be available in the
Department of Aeronautical Engin-
eering one laboratory assistantship
and three student assistantships for
the summer and fall terms. These
assistantships are in general restrict-
ed to upperclassmen and graduate
students, and the selection is made
very largely on the basis of scholastic
standing. Applications for these
positions will be received up to April
15, 1942. Students wishing to make
application should address them to
Professor E. A. Stalker, B-47 East
Engineering Building, and should give
a brief statement of their qualifica-
tions and experience in regard to both
their scholastic work and any outside
experience they may have had. A
statement should also be ade giving
their plans for further study in Aero-
nautical Engineering.
School of Education Freshmen:

Courses dropped after Saturday,
April 4, will be recorded with the
grade of E except under extraordin-
ary circumstances. No course is con-
sidered officially dropped unless it
has been reported in the office of
the Registrar, Room 4, University
Conference on Guidance and Occu-
pational Information: Today, 4:00
p.m. "State Civil Service Positions
for Men" will be presented by Mr.
Thomas J. Wilson, State Personnel
Director, Michigan State Civil Serv-
always credible. The work of these
leads is the best indication of good
direction. Rhodes and Altman never
gave the impression that they were
consciously overacting, instead it
seemed like a matter of true signifi-
cance to them. That, in a proverbial
nutshell, accounts for the success of
the production.
Of the leading characters, Merle
Webb as Byke, the villain, was the
only outstanding example of mis-
casting. His mannerisms showed an
untheatrical self-consciousness, a
jarring note in an otherwise sober
effort. Bill Kinzer, the hero's helper,
was guilty, to a lesser extent, of this
same fault. Margaret Cotton, the
nasty of' Mrs. Van Dam, gave all of
her poised self to her role. Blanche
Holpar, the old villainess plunged
over a cliff by a runaway horse, and
Judy Fletcher, a questionable char-
acter with a heart of gold, were com-
mendable. The bit roles were all

ice Commission, and Mr. Edward H. I
Litchfield, 'Cheif, Division of Re- t
search and Training, Michigan State i
Civil Service Commission, will speak
on "State Civil Service Positions for t
All meetings will be held in the a
Rackham Lecture Hall.
University turean of Appointments
and Occupational Information
Academic Notices
Preliminary Ph.D. Examinations in
Economics will be held during thes
week beginning May 4. Qualifiedt
students wishing to write the exam- i
inations should leave their names in
the Department office as soon as
May Festival Tickets: The over-
the-counter sale of remaining May
Festival tickets, both for the season
and for individual concerts, will be-
gin Monday morning, April 6, and will
continue so long as tickets last, at
the offices of the University Musical1
Society, Burton Memorial Tower.
Prices, including tax, are: ueasone
tickets (six concerts) $8.80, $7.70
and $6.60. (If Festival coupon from
current Choral Union season ticket
is returned, deduct $3.30 from above
prices). Individual concerts: maine
floor $2.75, first balcony $2.20, and
the top balcony $1.65 and $1.10. a
Orders received by mail or left ate
the offices of the Society prior to t
Friday noon, April 3, will be filled in1
sequence in advance.c
Charles A. Sink, President.1
Organ Recital: Music in keeping
with the significance of the Easter
season will be presented by Palmer
Christian, University Organist, at
4:15 p.m. on Good Friday, April 3,
in Hill Auditorium. Mr. Christian
has arranged a program to includeI
Bach's Two Chorale Preludes, Pro-
logus Tragicus by Karg-Elert and
Good Friday Music by Wagner. The1
public is cordially invited.,
The Ann Arbor Art Association, inl
connection with its present exhibi-
tion, An Introduction to Architecture,
presents an evening of recorded music
under the direction of Richard Lip-
pold of the Architecture faculty, to-,
night, 8:00-10:00, in the Rackham1
Galleries. Following a brief inform-
al talk on the music, authentic ex-
amples of the Egyptian, Classic, Med-
ieval, Baroque, and Modern periods
will be presented. The public is cord-
ially invited.
Exhibition: An Introduction to
Architecture. An elaborate educa-
tional exhibition produced by the
Ann Arbor Art Association in collab-
oration with the College of Architec-
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 4.
Open daily, 2-5 and 7-10, except Sun-
days. The public is cordially invited.
Exhibition, College of Architec-
ture and Design: Color schemes and
arrangements by the Interior Design
classes. Weaving by primitive Mexi-
can Indian tribes, from the collection
)f Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lippold
Ground floor cases, Architecture
Building. Open daily 9 to 5, except
Sunday, until April 4. The public is
Latin American Exhibit: Univer-
sity Elementary School Library -
Room 1502. An exhibit of recent
books, handicraft, and pamphlets is
(on display through Saturday, April


Department as the last lecturer of
the current series today at 4:15 p.m.,
n Room D, Alumni Memorial Hall.
He will speak on "Spanish Art in
he Golden Age." There will be no
admission charge and both faculty
and students are cordially invited.
The Alpha Omega Alpha lecture
will be given by Dr. Morris Fishbein,
Editor of the Journal of the Ameri-
can Medical Association, on Monday,
April 13, at 8:30 p.m. in the Rack-
hiam Lecture Hall. Dr. Fishbein will
speak on "American Medicine and
the War.". The public is cordially
Geology Lecture: Dean Ivan C.
Crawford of the Engineering School
will speak on "Early Days in Lead-
ville, Colorado" today at 5:00 p.m.
n Room 2054 N.S.
Events Today
Psychological Journal Club: Mr.
W. W. Morris of Pontiac State Hos-
pital will discuss the Rorschach Test
at 7:30 tonight in the West Confer-
nce Room' of the Rackham Build-
ing. All who are interested are cord-
ially invited.
Attention Honorary Speech Soci-
eties: Delta Sigma Rho, Sigma Rho
Tau, Alpha Nu, and Zeta Phi Eta
are invited by Athena Literary Soci-
ety to hear Professor William Hobbs
talk on "South America and its Re-
lation to the Present War" tonight
at 9:00 in the League Kalamazoo
U. of M. Flying Club will meet to-
night in Room 325 of the Union at
9:30. Any persons interested in join-
ing the club are invited.
La Sociedad Hispanica, will meet
this evening at 8:00 in the
Michigan League. Mrs. W. W. Blume
will give a short talk and a musical
program with Spanish Songs has
been arranged. Everyone interested
is invited. See Bulletin in League
for room number.
Michigan Sailing Club will meet in
Room 321 in the Union tonight at
7:30. Movies of small boat racing
will be shown. All prospective mem-
bers are invited.
Graduate Coffee Hour today, 4:30-
6:00 p.m., in the Rackham School. All
faculty members and graduate stu-
dents are welcome.
Seminar on A Just and Durable
Peace: Professor Smithies will speak
on economic aspects of post-war re-
construction at Lane Hall tonight at
Open Swimming - Women Stu-
dents: The Union Pool is available
for the use of women students on
Tuesday and Thursday evenings
from 7:30 to 9:30.
First Presbyterian Church: Com-
munion service and Reception of
new members will be held at the
Maundy Thursday Communion at
8:00 p.m.
Hillel Foundation: Because of the
Passover holiday, there will be no
PM at the Hillel Foundation today.
The regular' weekly PM's will be re-
sumed from 4 to 6 next Thursday
Coming Events
New and Old W.A.A. Board: In-
stallation for new members of the
W.A.A. Board will be held at the
W.A.B. on Monday, April.6, at 4:45
The Graduate Student Council
will meet in the East Lecture Room
of the Rackham Building on Friday
at 5:00 p.m.

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