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Editorial Staff

SINGING IN QUARTET has died away in Ann
Arbor of late, and although I have heard
rumors of a society called Psurfs, composed of
lawyers for the most part, I have not heard of
them singing anywhere since some time last
year, and I wish they would. Yet even such a'
professional group does not quite fill the need
for barbershop singing, for those of us who do
not possess the qualifications as to voice and
corpus juris for membership in the Psurfs, still
want to try now and then for three part harmony
on I Had a Dream Dear or Swing Low.
And there is also the matter of time. This is
not really one of the hampering forces, for when
Cap was over at the coffee shop, and Duke Blake
was around, we found the time for quartet sing-
ing, but the way things are around here now,
whenever you say "Let's sing something," the
tenor, it is always the tenor, because he is the
sine qua non (Please note the Latin with which I
am besprinkling my work these days. Cf stock
character of the pedant in Roman comedy. I
got through Caesar's Gallic wars seven years
ago.) replies, "Sorry, I haven't got time right
now." Tenors are a despicable race anyhow.
You have to baby them, and admire a little
when they hit a high note, and also very few
people can sing anything remotely resembling
tenor, though there are baritones and guys who
think they are bassos galore.
Never quite time enough for anything around
here. Only time enough to hurry somewhere.
And the delicious relaxation, the camaraderie of
the barbershop quartet lapses into something
you can only recall, pignantly. Mais ou soid les
IT IS NOW just about time to register the
yearly complaint to the Hopwood Committee.
Year after year people ask that the Committee
reconsider some of its rules, and year after year,
the whole thing rolls along without paying any
attention. This year. with about three months
notice, the deadline was moved up two weeks
earlier. However. in view of the fact that the
judges have to be allowed time to read the manu-
scripts, that shift, hard though it may be on the
writers, can be written off the gripe list. After
all, the writers only serve a function by their
own choice. and part of that function is to ob-
serve the deadline, and if they don't like it. they
have full rights of refusal.
But, and this is not a thing concerned 'with

national defense or a shortened school year, how
about that scholastic ruling which doesn't allow
anyone who receives a grade lower than C either
in the previous semester, or during the semester
of the contest? For every other activity on cam-
pus, certainly some of them a hell of a lot less
important to their participants than the Hop-
wood Contest is to the writers, the requirement
is only a C average. So much depends on that
ruling. No one can afford to slide through any
sort of course as the other students will do. The
Committee will say that appeals are heard on
such cases-until March 1. After than you're on
your own, and you must somehow try to adjust
your schedule so you can finish your manuscript
two weeks earlier than you had planned, but at
the same time study every course elected, and
not flunk a test anywhere. Rather difficult
business, writing at the University. Rather an
overemphasis on the grind, which is not always
the wisest policy when dealing with such a thing
as writing, even of the brand you get from col-
lege kids.
WRITING, as will some day be recognized here,
is just as much a grind all by itself as study-
ing any other major subject. Maybe more. But
here, it is strictly an extra-curricular activity,
and if you think you're man enough, go, ahead.
And again I say, luckily again not involved my-
self, that maybe sometime, if the Committee
isn't too busy, if they can just put it on some
future agenda, won't they please think about
this eligibility business from the point of view
of those who are supposed to be encouraged in
writing, the students, remember? So long until
Drew PeaWrPO


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Gerald E. Burns
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Daniel H. Huyett
James B. Collins
Louise Carpenter
Evelyn Wright

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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
Reuther Answers
Attack On Ren-ther Plan...
SPEARHEADING its attack upon the
Reuther plan by the statement that
that program is "the closest thing to a sovietiza-
tion of American industry yet suggested by a
responsible labor leader," a Detroit paper has
attempted to discredit the Reuther plan and its
proponents by parroting management claims
that the plan was never submitted to industry.
that it was a "business-as-usual" plan.
These claims were answered by Walter Reu-
ther in his debates with GM's C. E. Wilson. In
reply to the first charge that the plan was never
submitted to industry, Reuther showed conclu-
sively that he had tried to confer with auto
management on the plan, but finally had to dis-
cuss it on 'the radio with a representative from
a New England silk mill because of manage-
ment's refusal to consider his program.
When the plan was first proposed, government
and management were inseparable, and Knud-
sen and his Washington associates, who were all
former men of industry and in close contact with
management, turned the plan down, giving as
one of their reasons fear that industrialists would
not cooperate in effecting the program.
N DENYING that his plan was a "business as
usual" one, Reuther pointed to the proposed
over-all planning board, the idea of pooling all
resources as features definitely not pertaining to
normal business methods. Charging that man-
agement had been the guilty party in refusing to
make an all-out effort, he offered as evidence his
statement of March, 1941, to the effect that a
shortage of steel was imminent and that auto
production must be curtailed.Compare this with
Wilson's statement of September, 1941, express-
ing the belief that there was no reason to cut
production, management's decision to produce a
new model for 1942, Ind the use of valuable ma-
terials in producing grills at the Turnstedt plant
long after Pearl Harbor.
But the still live part of the Reuther program
is the proposal that a board of representatives
from labor, management and government, allo-
cate and plan for the whole auto industry. It is
in attacking this proposal as a "sovietization"
that the Detroit paper did its most harm.
ENYING political intentions in fostering the
program, Reuther showed that labor was to
be represented only in the top planning board,
that there was to be no parallel structure of labor
and management reaching down into the fac-
tories, and that administrative control will re-
main where it always has, in the hands of
expert industrialists.
The need for such a board should be almost
obvious. Planning war production within cor-
porate limits has resulted in duplication and
waste. While Ford clamored for tool makers for
his Willow Run plant, Fisher 23, one of the larg-
est tool and die shops in the world, was hardly
operating, expert technicians were painting
benches while their companies awaited orders
enabling there to start making tools, three cor-
nn! innz r m.4riync, thffitrnt tnnk (rflritsin

To the Editor:
Daily represents the attitude of many who
do not have full knowledge of the facts of the
Browder case. Although the New York Times
stated that Browder "was convicted of obtaining
a passport in an illegal way," the brief filed by
the Federal Government read: "He was not
convicted of 'making a false statement,.'....
Instead, petitioner as convicted of using (bold-
face theirs) a passport secured by reason of a
false statement." During the 20's, Browder
traveled abroad on a plassport obtained under
an assumed name for reasons of Personal safety.
This is a not uncommon piraet ice for business
men, movie actresses. etc. 'Therefore, in apply-
ing for a new passport in 1934, he answered the
question: "My last passport was obtained from
. . . . . and is herewit i returned for cancella-
tion" by the word "none" (meaning thatl he had
no previous passport under his own name.) The
State Department testified at the trial that they
had had full knowledge of Browder's use of a
pseudonym, but did not consider the matter
By the time the case came up as political
ammunition, the Statute of Limitations made
it impossible to prosecute on any charge con-
nected with the passport obtained during the
20's. They were thus reduced to legal hair-
splitting, making the charge that of "using a
passport secured by reason of a false statement" ,
--i.e., of writing the word "none." We don't
deny that Browder was guilty of this technical-
ity; but we do feel that a $2,000 fine and a year
in jail is more than a just penalty. For a tech-
nical violation he received a sentence commensu-
rate with a criminal offense. The Government's
brief states: "But a citri/et's use for identifica-
tion at home or abroad of a passport secured
through a false statement does not fall within
this category (common-law crimes). It was not
a common-law crime; it does not injure the one
to whom it is exhibited; and it tows not directly
injure the Government."
Browdei's career has been one of continued
service in the cause of democracy and progress-
he has fought for Negro rights, for trade-union
rights, for civil liberties, and from the first,
against Fascism at home and abroad. The
"prison record" to which Miss Richards so bla-
tantly alludes was the same kind of political
persecution suffered by Eugene V. Debs.
Browder's value to our anti-Fascist struggle
is attested by the activities of both his friends
and enemies. The new publication, "Cross and
Fag edite y Gerald L. K. Smith, and having
the pledged support of such- appasea's as Cough-
lin, Wheeler, Nye, 41nd other isolationist' con-
gressmen, devotes part of Volume 1, No. 1, to an
article entitled: "Free Browder? Of Course Not!"
But the appeasers and Fascist-sympathizers are
not the only ones who have been active. The
Free Browder Congress in New York lastweek-

Rober S Aen
WASHINGTON-We have a lot to worry about
in various parts of the world-India, Aus-
tralia, the Near East. But, closer to home, the
arrival of a distinguished foreign diplomat this
week emphasized the fact that we have a. lot to
be thankful for among our neighbors.
The visitor was the Mexican Minister of For-
eign Affairs, Ezeuiel Padilla. six feet, erect,
bronzed and handsome, a man for whom the
crowds in Rio de Janeiro last winter cheered
themselves hoarse.
In Washington, stoic Anglo-Saxon crowds did
not go wild. There was no cheering when Padilla
oassed down Pennsylvania Avenue. But to
Latin-American diplomats and the State Depart-
ment it was a remarkable occasion. For this is
the first time in anyone's memory that a Mexi-
can Foreign Minister has visited Washington.
In 1927, Frank B. Kellogg, Secretary of State
under Coolidge, sent a telegram to Mexico warn-
ing that it was "on trial" before the world. And
in the last war, Mexico listened sympathetically
to German plots against the United States.
No 5th Colmnit
I 1UT under Foreign Minister Padilla and his
friendly government it is different. Facing a
battery of newsmen after his arrival, Padilla
was asked:'
"How many Japanese do you have?"
"About five thousand," said Padilla. Then he
smiled. "If you want the precise ciphers-4,860."
Padilla knew precisely, for he has rounded up
every one of the Axis residents of Mexico, and
confined their leaders to the rugged old fortress
of San Carlos de Perote, scene of bloody battles
between the Mexicans and the French in the
days of Emperor Maximilian.
"We are keenly aware of the danger," says
Padilla. "I believe the peril of fifth column .
activity is the greatest problem for Mexico to-
day. And the same thing is true for other
Latin-American countries, such as Brazil, which
has 300,000 Japanese; and Argentina and Chile,
which have large settlements of Germans."
Longtime U.S. Friend
P ADILLA has been a friend of the United
States ever since the youthful days of his
exile. le grew up among the poor campesinos
in the State of Guerrero, and became an active
revolutionary. With the changing tides of Mexi-
can politics, he was forced to leave the country,
came to New York City, enrolled as a student in
Columbia University. Padilla has been half
Yankee ever since. He has a good command of
English, a fondness for American cigarettes,
rises early, goes to the office early, has no siesta
after lunch, loves, golf and billiards.
In spite of this friendliness, it would be false
to say that all problems have vanished in the
sunshine over the Rio Grande There remains
the face that Mexico's Minister of Interio,
Miguel Alenan, is dangerously pro-German, and
the still more troublesome fact that the Presi-
dent's brother, Maximino Avila Camacho, con-
tinues to do business with the black-listed Swed-
ish industrialist, Axel Wenner-Gren.
But these troubles a'e small compared wi
what Mexico was in the dark days when Witzk.e,
Jahnke, Dilger, Hermann, Hinsch, and that mot-
ley crew of German spies and saboteurs crossed

VOL. LIT. No. 136
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin Is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
Faculty Tea: It has become neces-
sary to cancel the President's Tea
formerly announced for Sunday,
April 5.
University Cars: Those who wish to
requisition automobiles for University
trips are requested to notify us 48
hours in advance.C
E. C. Pardon,
Auto Director
All University building wardens and
other University employees who have
volunteered for the University civilian
defense organization are urged to at-
tend the course of Civilian Protec-
tion lectures which begins in Hill
Auditorium, Monday, April 6, at 8:00
p.m., with an address on "The Nature
and Purpose of Civilian Defense" by
Major W. A. Brewer, of the National
Office of Civilian Defense in Wash-
Edward C. Pardon, Co-Chairman
University Committee on Plant and
Personnel Protection.
The Student War Board has been
established to coordinate all student
activities directed toward the fur-
therance of the war effort; and in
pursuance of this aim, it set up the
following regulations:
1) All organizations are required
to submit to this board, in room 1009
Angell Hall, a report of current ac-
tivities in relation to war efforts, by
April 9, 1942.
2) Henceforth, all organizations
who are planning such proects
should have the permission of this
committee before taking action.
German Table for Faculty Mem-
iers will meet Monday at 12:10 p.m.
in the Founders' Room Michigan
Union. Members of all departments
are cordially invited. There will be
a brief talk on "Der Bauch der japan-
ischen Sprache," by Mr. Otto Laporte.
Meeting of the Faculty of the De-
partment of Physical Education and
Athletics at the Michigan Union,
Tuesday Noon, April 7.
School of Music Students: Courses
dropped after'the end of the eighth
week of the semester, that is, after
today, will be recox'ded with the
grade of E except under extraordin-
ary circumstances.
Tom 11. Kinkead
Freshmen, College of Literature,
Science and the Arts: Freshmen may
not drop courses without E grade
after today. In administering this
rule, students with less than 24 hours
of credit are considered freshmen.
Exceptions may be made in extra-
ordinary circumstances, such as
severe or long-continued illness.
E. A. Walter
School of Education Freshmen:
Courses dropped after today will be
recorded with the grade of E except
under extraordinarydcircumstances.
No cour'se is considered dropped u-
less it has been reported in the office
of the Registrar, Room 4, University
On Army Day, Monday, April 6, all
members Naval R.O.T.C. will wear
their uniformq.
R. E. Cassidy, Captain, U.S. Navy
Professor Naval Science and Tactics
To Students Whose Fathers are
Rotarians: Each year the Ann Arbor

Rotary Club gives a luncheon to the
students whose fathers are members
of Rotary International. The 1942
meeting will be held at the Michi-
gan Union on Wednesay, April 29,
at twelve noon. To make certain
that allsons and daughters of Ro-
tarians receive invitations, we ask
that every such student now enrolled
in the University leave his or her
name, and Ann Arbor address, with
Miss Velma Louckes, Room 4, Uni-
versity Hall, as soon as possible.
Ann Arbor Rotary Club,
Samuel T. Dana, President
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments has received notice that the'
7th District Office (Chicago) of the
United States Civil Service Commis-
sion is seeking a considerable num-
ber of men and women who have
the following qualifications: either
a Bachelor of Science degree (any
specialty), or a Bachelor of Arts -de-
gree in Political Science, Economics,
Business Administration, Public Ad-
ministration, Accounting, or Social
Service; or a combination of two or
more. These persons selected will go
to the Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois
for a training period. The positions
these selections are for are supervis-
ors or administrative assistants in
ordnance or arsenal establishments
in the midwest area.
Further information may be ob-
tained from the office of the Bureau
of Appointments, 201 Mason Hall.
Office hours 9-12 and 2-4.
Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information


By Lihty


will meet as usual Monday, April 13.
K. T. Rowe
Carillon Programs: Percival Price,
University Carillonneur, will present
a program of Easter music on Sun-
day, April 5, between 10:30 and 11:00
a.m. This will be followed Easter
Evening with a memorial recital for
Jef Denyn, outstanding carillonneur,
who, until his death last fall, was
director of the Mechlin Carillon
School in Belgium. This second re-
cital of the current spring season
will be given from 7:15 to 8:00 p.m.
Programs covering the spring carillon
recitals are available at the Union
and League Desks, lobby of Burton
Memorial Tower and the office of
the School of Music.
Student Recital: Ivor Gothie,
'42SM, a pupil of Joseph Brinkman,
will give a recital in partial fulfill-
ment of the degree of Bachelor of
Music at 8:30 p.m. on Monday, April
6. in Lydia Mendelssohn Theater. Mr.
Gothic has arranged a program of
compositions for the piano by Res-
pighi, Handel, Mozart and Liszt.
The public is cordially invited.
Student Recital: Vladimir Luka-
shuk, violinist, will give a recital at
8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, in
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
In Tschaikowsky's Concerto .in D
major Mr. Lukashuk will be accom-
panied by the University Symphony
Orchestra, of which he is Concert-
master. The recital, in partial ful-
fillment of the requirements of the
degree of Bachelor of Music, is open
to the public.

Gamma Delta
hold its regular
Sunday at St.
Church. The time
to 5:00 p.m.

Student Club will
fellowship supper
Paul's Lutheran
has been advanced

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 today.
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 today. 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 today. This is
a traveling exhibit loaned by Library
Service Division, U.S. Office of Edu-
cation. Hours, 8:00-12:00 a.m., 1:30-
5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday.
University Lectures on War Prob'
lems: Professor John B. Dawson, of
the Law School, will lecture on the
subject, "The War and Civil Lib-
erties," under the auspices of the
University War Board in Rackham
Lecture Hall at 8:00 p.m. on Tues-
day, April 7. The public is cordially
Lecture: "Techniques of Securing
a Position," a public lecture by Mrs.
Jessie Cribbs of the Bureau of Occu-
pations, sponsored by Pi Lambda

mer House, 1511 Washtenaw.. All
girls interested in living in coopera-
tives are cordially invited.
Coming Events
All R.OT.C. Cadets, both Basic
and Advanced Corps, will wear
uniforms on Army Day, Monday,
April 6.
Ushering Committee Theater Arts:
Sign up for ushering for the Art
Cinema League film, "The Lady Van-
ishes," being given Sunday, April 5,
in the Mendelssohn Theater. Sign up
lists are posted in the Undergradu-
ate office of the League. There are
two shows.

Badminton-Men and Women Stu-
dents: The regular hours for open
badminton in Barbour Gymnasium
have been discontinued. Students
wishing to play will be able to use
the courts beginning April 7 on
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 until fur-
ther notice.
Memorial Christian Church (Dis-
ciples): 10:45 a.m., Worship serv-
ices, Rev. Frederick Cowin, Minister.
6:30 p.m., Disciples Guild Sunday
Evening Hour. Mrs. H. R. Dunshee
will present scenes from "Family
Portrait." A social hour and tea
will follow the program.
First Congregational Church: 10:45
a.m. Easter services of public wor-
ship. Dr. Parr will preach the third
sermon in his series, "Christian af-
firmations," entitled, "I Believe.-In
the Life Everlasting."
4:30 p.m. Special Knights Temp-
lar Easter service, led by Dr. Parr.
Subject of his sermon will be "Pil-
grims to the Dawn."
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church:
Easter Sunday: 7:00 a.m. Holy Com-
munion (Choral); 9:00 a.m. Holy
Communion (Choral) and Sermon
by the Rev. Frederick W. Leech; 11:00
a.m. Festival Service; Sermon by the
Rev. Henry Lewis, and Holy Com-
munion; 4:00 p.m. Easter Pageant,
"The Riseri Lord" presented by the
Junior Church. Presentation of Mite
Box Offering.
First Methodist Church and Wesley
Foundation: Morning Worship at
8:30 and 10:40. Dr. Brashares will
preach at both services on "Easter."
Wesleyan Guild meeting-refresh-
ments at 6:00 p.m. At 6:45 p.m.
members of the Community Drama
group will present "The Terrible
Unitarian Church: Easter service,
11:00 a.m. Sermon by Rev. H. P.
Marley on "The Tomb of the Un
known Soldier Revisited." No stu-
dent meeting at 7:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church: Morn-
ing Worship Services, 9:00 a.m. and
10:45 a.m. "Life After Life," sub-
ject of sermon by Dr. W. P. Lemon.
Sunday Evening Club: Supper
meeting in the Russel Parlor at 6:00
p.m. Phone reservations 2-4833. This
is for graduate and professional peo-
Westminster Student Guild: Easter
Play, "The Great Choice," enacted
by Guild students. Cordial invita-
tion is extended to all. Social Hall
at 7:15 p.m.
First Church of Christ, Scientist:
Sunday morning service at 10:30.

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