T HE MICHIGAN AILY
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1942
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Of French Navy.
B RITISH air and surface craft fran-
tically scoured the gray North Sea
yesterday in search of three Nazi warships, free
again to raid United Nations shipping, after they
routed the British at Brest, cutting down 42
planes and probably sinking or seriously damag-
ing "several" destroyers.
With the complete collapse of Singapore per-
haps only hours away, the audacious escape of
the two battleships and a cruiser from the chan-
nel port may well assume far more serious pro-
portions than those of a major British naval
Now, with the battleships Scharnhorst and
Gneisenau and the heavy 10,000-ton cruiser
Prinz Eugen unpocketed and steaming once
again on the high seas, possible Vichy naval
collaboration with the Axis becomes at once
more possible and ominous. French Admiral
Darlan, who one day expects to be "Admiral of
Europe," has long been a warm friend of the
Axis and is considered by many as capable of a
coup-d'etat to seize the yet-strong and well-
manned French fleet.
TO the French seamen-from the deck offi-
cers to mess boys-we of the United Nations
must look for help in a common cause. For
should the French and Nazi fleets be effica-
ciously combined, an all-out attack in the Far
Eastern theatre, through the Japanese-held
Singapore sea lanes, could force anti-Axis fight-
ers back to the southernmost islands of the East
Indies or to Australia.-
Possibilities of collaboration are suggested by
the recent Vichy aid to the Axis in Libya during
the last three months when five French ships
ferried 12,000 tons of wheat, 5,500 tons of motor
fuel, 2,000 trucks and cars and 1,500 tons of
olive oil to Gen. Rommel's Libyan forces.
Bungling, carelessness, complacency-what-
ever the reason the Nazi ships effected their
sneak from "closely guarded" Brest, it will have
to be offset by the loyalty of the average French
seamen should Hitler pull a naval squeeze play
to help his Nipponese ally in the Far East.
- Will Sapp
Role Of GOP
In War Time . .
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY had bet-
ter carefully consider its wartime
position. By a bungling policy, it might well
sound its own death knell.
Since the 1940 presidential election, Repub-
licans have faced a crisis. Divided over party
leadership and foreign policy and weakened
from lack of federal patronage, they looked
forward to a loss in prestige and popular sup-
port. Discounting Mr. Willkie, the traditional
Republican stand on foreign affairs has been
isolationist. The now-obvious fallacy of such a
policy hurt the party's prestige and cut down
the number of its followers.
Nevertheless, it is true that the Republican
Party is a force to be reckoned with in national
politics. In the last election it won the highest
number of votes in its history although losing
the election. Its local organizations are still
strong and can function effectively. Its whole
future hinges on the success of its wartime de-
The brass ring, good for one free ride on
The Washington Merry-Go-Round, goes this
week to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, who
is making history by his visit to India.
WASHINGTON-The visit of Generalissimo
Chiang Kai-shek to the capital of India is
one of the most significant in the history of an-
cient Asia. Perhaps not since the days of Kubla
Khan has the leader of one great Asiatic race
totalling 400 million people visited the capital
of another great Asiatic race, numbering 300
A few years ago, the British would have viewed
such a visit with misgiving, even horror. For in
the past they have desired no unity between the
brown and yellow races of Asia.
However, there is extremely significant diplo-
macy behind the trip of the Chinese general-
issimo to India. First, it foreshadows a new
route for Chinese supplies through India; for if
the Burma Road should be closed, China must
have a new supply route or quit fighting.
Second, it means that China is going to play
a greater part in the Far Eastern war.
It hasn't leaked out yet, but Chiang Kai-shek
had to use hard-boiled diplomacy to win all
this. In fact he almost threatened to pull an
Aguinaldo and join the Japanese.
China Is Rebuffed
HERE is the inside story of what happened.
. Shortly after General Wavell was appointed
commander-in-chief of the Far Eastern forces,
Chiang Kai-shek offered him three Chinese army
corps to fight in either Burma or Singapore or
However, Wavell turned a cold shoulder. No
explanation was given, but the Chinese got the
impression that the British Indian Government
had political reasons for not wanting Chinese
After this rebuff, Foreign Minister T. V. Soong,
stationed in Washington, slyly suggested that it
might be good strategy for the United States to
employ the same strategy as the British-namely,
let other people do the fighting for them in the
Just as the English were using Indian, Malay
and Anzac troops, Dr. Soong suggested, the
United States might use Chinese troops. And he
guaranteed that his countrymen were itching to
fight. All they needed was a little help in get-
ting artillery, machine guns, airplanes and tanks.
Soong pointed out that China had an army
of veterans seasoned by five years of fighting. By
In FSA Abolition ...
O UR ECONOMIZING SENATORS who
make up the Byrd Economy Com-
mittee. are determined to save the taxpayers'
money during this war. One of the more con-
venient ways, they have found, is to eliminate
the Farm Security Administration, a New Deal
agency which is wasting its money on the re-
habilitation and relief of tenant farmers.
Senator Byrd, the chairman of the committee,
and his colleagues, Senators Glass and McKellar,
all of whom are from the South, were the leaders
in convincing the committee to turn a majority
report advocating abolition of the FSA. Ob-
viously, even the mere allegation that the FSA
had paid poll taxes for some of its people would
sour these public-spirited money savers.
One of the main levers for the dislodgement of
the FSA has been the charge that the loans in-
cluded sufficient sums to bring the tenant farm-
ers back to the republic by the payment of poll
taxes. But the committee might have consider-
able difficulty in getting its mass of unsworn
evidence accepted in an impartial court.
WITHOUT EVEN the most essential proofs of
mismanagement, the committee has decided
to try to eliminate an agency whose potentialities
and past work are eminently worthy of support.
The only fault found by the committee which
can be proved is that the FSA has given enough
in loans to allow payment of the poll taxes.
Th tortuous processes of senatorial thought
have evolved the thesis that it is a terrible crime
to allow underprivileged groups to vote. It does
not speak highly to say that the Federal gov-
ernment must intervene in state matters to ex-
tend the franchise. Nor is it commendable that
the senators from the poll tax states must oppose
for their own political good the extension of the
Now that the committee has found an excel-
lent way to save money we can go on to build
more battleships which, no doubt, we will man
with the tall, strong sons of the tenant farmers.
Another benefit to the nation might come about
in the increased consumption of corn meal and
pork side which should result from the low
standard of living the South will be able to
maintain. Perhaps now that the committee has
accomplished an eminent piece of work to save
us money, they will find new and fertile grounds
to continue their excellent economizing.
gressmen to play petty politics. While they were
no more to blame for the long fiasco over price
control than some of their esteemed Democratic
colleagues, another such situation must not oc-
cur again. Indecision is damaging both to na-
tional morale and to the morale of our Allies.
President Roosevelt has called for unity in
Congress. He does not want a rubber stamp Con-
gress. He asks only the relaxation of strict po-
litical divisions and political animosities. No one
denies the Republican Party the right of criti-
OF COURSE, under no circumstances must
arming them, he said, the United States could
get started in the Far East without waiting to
train its own men. Also the United States could
save the long haul of troops half way around the
world to the East Indies.
However, when U. S. military men sat down
and began to figure that a soldier in the field
(at least an American soldier) needs 100 pounds
of supplies and ammunition daily, they didn't see
how they could supply a very big Chinese army.
So they gave the Chinese a discouraging answer.
Chiang Threatens Peace
IT WAS ABOUT THIS TIME that diplomatic
dynamite exploded in the Far East. In the
first place, Secretary of the Navy Knox popped
off with his statement about Hitler being our
chief enemy-which made the Chinese think we
were willing to appease Japan.
Second, Captain Fritz Wiedemann, ex-Nazi
consul in San Francisco and World War aide to
Hitler, was in China trying to do some appeasing
himself. According to diplomatic dispatches,
what Wiedemann told the Chinese was some-
thing like this:
"You have been fighting for years, and where
are you? Furthermore, what are your great
friends the British and Americans sending you?
nothing. And if they win, they will be back de-
manding extra-territorial rights. On the other
hand, if we win, you can count on Germany to
help you make a fair peace with Japan."
That was the inside reason behind the half
billion dollar loan suddenly rushed through Con-
gress; also the reason for Britain's sudden loan.
That also is behind the Generalissimo's present
trip to India. Finally, and even more important,
he also demanded 100 U. S. commercial planes
to fly war goods across India to China.
And he is going to get them. U. S. airlines are
already preparing the planes. The new Burma
Road will be through the air.
The reply Churlish
WORKING HARD on the novel, so just to
spite myself and the many friends who are
interested, I took Thursday night off. Went to
the movies with the entire rooming house and
saw Sullivan's Travels, which despite a probable
demur from comrade Tom Thumb is a rather
funny show but from dedication. Preston Stur-
gis has that knack of the idiom, the mustard on
the hot dog, and though he gives evidence of a
vague social unrest, it was vague enough Thurs-
day night to keep the reels turning and Veronica
Lake-the glamour girl-got through all right
too. Sturgis apparently writes his own scripts,
and probably if any single thing is the matter
with his output so far, it is a certain aspiration
toward the universal, which if he doesn't mind
my telling him, he brings off much better in the
careless licks than in the drama division. And
as I or Preston will tell you any day of the week,
those careless licks ain't careless. A nice job,
Sullivan's Travels though, and even if we don't
all propose to Veronica Lake or get out of our
chain gangs, we have John Ford for the serious
side, and could stand more Sturgises producing
a superior brand of fluff. We liked Philadelphia
Story too. Call me incipient something or other,
fellows. Yes, I paid for my ticket.
BUT THEN, after enjoying myself even to the
newsreel, I came out at eleven o'clock and
there were the headlines, State to Set Clocks
Back. It didn't register at first. We stared, and
looked at each other, but somehow we had all
got the idea that the headlines meant the same
thing we just did last Monday-remember?-
and what was cooking, the newspapers bringing
out black, type about it at this late date. All of
a sudden somebody snapped his fingers and
yelled "Back-you get it? Back."
We said back back back, and suddenly, as if
a great blinding light had flashed into our be-
fuddled brains we all yelled "Back." They were
going to set the clocks back. Yeah.
Well, I don't want to dwell too much on the
subject of time, but just this once more I want
to say this is too much. One of the boys-the
one who wasn't going to eat until seven-started
slapping me on the back with shouts of glee,
crying "We get our hour back." I acquiesced.
The level-headed boy didn't say anything. He
had known it all along. Just the same he looked
confused and said, "When does it start?" Sim
just stood still and gazed blankly at the side-
walk. "I kind of got to like it," he said. "It
would have been all right if we hadn't had to
get up so early in the morning."
AND I kind of got to like it too. Not that I
didn't resent having somebody-that man-
take my hour away. But giving it back so soon.
Before I really got a chance to beef. This way
it doesn't even rate a ceremony. We'll just do
it, unless as is rumored and I said rumored, this
country club outfit decides to stick with Sparta
and Detroit (Michigan). Little Holland and the
tulips are enjoying their hour in the sun. Most
of the rest of us will enjoy our hour Monday
morning, maybe setting the alarm clock for six
so we can shut it off and not get up until seven.
But I'll1miss it all. It has been fun sort of, hasn't
it though? And such a fine excuse for eight
o'clock cuts. You got lost.
NOBODY writes me any letters any more ex-
cept the magazine of the Methodist student
movement, called motive (lower case) for which
I write all sorts of articles. Even Norman An-
ning and F. A. S. have disappeared from the
mail drawer, and also someone called Glow-
worm or Gloworm-,it was all so long ago
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1942
VOL. LI. No. 95
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
Campus Mail: The campus mes-
senger service is receiving from cam-
pus offices a large quantity of mail
with insufficient, and in some cases
illegible, addresses. Obviously, this
not only delays delivery of the poor-
ly addressed mail but also all other
mail, as directories must be consult-
ed by the messengers. With frequent
changes in personnel the problem has
become increasingly difficult. The
cooperation of everyone toward the
elimination of this problem is solicit-
Change in Telephone Numbers: As
a result of the formation of the War
Board, the telephone number of Miss
Edith Smith, Budget Assistant, has
been changed to 2197, The War
Board telephone numbers are 2143
(Professor Heneman, Executive Direc-
tor) and 2196 (Mr. Tibbitts, Secre-
tary). Please save delays by observ-
ing the above changes.
Faculty, School of Education: The
February meeting of the faculty will
be held on Monday, February 16, in
the University Elementary School
Library. Tea will be served at 3:45
p.m. and the meeting will convene at
Victory Book Campaign: Students
and members of the University fac-
ulties are invited to contribute books
for use in military camps, defense
areas, and on ships of the navy
and the merchant marine today.
Books will be received at col-
legiate and departmental libraries on
the campus, and may also be de-
posited in boxes provided at the
Michigan League, the Michigan Un-
ion, the Engineering Arch, etc. Up-
to-date technical books, history, bio-
graphy, economics, and the like, as
well as fiction, will be useful. Con-
tributions for the purchase of books
may be sent to 210 Library.
Warner G. Rice
Faculty, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts: Attendance report
cards are being distributed through
the departmental offices. Instruc-
tors are requested to report absences,
of sophomores, juniors, and seniors
to 1220 Angell Hall, on the buff cards
which are now being distributed
to departmental secretaries. Green
cards are being provided for report-
ing freshmen absences. All fresh-
men attendance reports should be
made on the green cards and sent
directly to the office of the Academic
Counselors, 108 Mason Hall.
Please note especially the regula-
tions concerning three-week absences,
and the time limits for dropping
courses. The rules relating to ab-
sences are printed on the attendance
cards. They may also be found on
page 52 of the current Announce-
ment of our College.
E. A. Walter
Male students in good physical
condition and free from hernia, heart
trouble, or other weakness which
would interfere with hard work, are
wanted for various patrol and labor
positions on western National Forests
from June 1 to October 1. While
Forestry and pre-forestry students
are desired, applications of others wvill
be considered. Information may be
obtained from Miss Train, Room
2048 Natural Science Building, until
February 25. Wages, including ex-
penses, after reaching the job, will
amount to $125 to $140 a month.
S. T. Dana, Dean
Fraternities: Social fraternities
are reminded that they may not ini-
tiate a pledge who has not been cer-
tified by the Dean of Students as be-
ing scholastically eligible for initia-
tion. It is the responsibility of the
president of the chapter to secure
such certificates on forms obtain-
able in Room 2, University Hall.
Eligibility for Freshmen: A fresh-
man, during his second semester of
residence, may be granted a Certifi-
cate of Eligibility provided he has
completed 15 hours or more of work
with (1) at least one mark of A. or
B and with no mark of less than C, or
(2) at least 21/ times as many honor
points as hours and with no mark
Mechanical, Electrical and Engin-
eering Mechanics Seniors: A repre-
sentative of the Chrysler Corpora-
tion, Detroit, Michigan, will inter-
view seniors in the above groups on
Tuesday afternoon, February 17, in;
Room 218 West Engineering Build-
Students interested may sign for
interviews on the Mechanical Engin-
eering Department bulletin board.
Outdoor Activities-Women Stu-
dents: Skis and toboggans are avail-
able at the Women's Athletic Build-
ing on week days and Sundays when
there is snow.
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be secured at the office of the Bur-
University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational In-
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
meet on Monday, February 16, at
7:30 p.m., in Room 319, West Medical
Building. "Human Nutrition-War
and National Defense" will be dis-
cussed. All interested are invited.
Physics Colloquium on Monday,
February 16, at 4:00 p.m. in the staff-
room, Randall Laboratory. Dr. Carle-
ton V. Kent will speak on "Some Free
Electron Phenomena in Liquid Me-"
Bacteriological- Seminar will meet
Feb. 16, at 8:00 p.m. in 1564 East
Medical Bldg. Subject: "Role of1
Fermentation Industries in the De-
All interested are cordially invited.
Mathematics 11, Section 1 (Dr. El-
der's section) will meet in 3011 An-;
gell Hall beginning Monday.
Required Hygiene Lectures for Wo-
men-1942: All first and second sem-
ester freshmen women are required
to take the hygiene lectures, which1
are to be given the second semester.'
Upperclass students who were in the1
University as freshmen and who did
not fulfill the requirement are re-
quired to take and satisfactorily com-
plete this course. Enroll for these
lectures at the time of regular classi-
fication at Waterman Gymnasium.
These lectures are a graduation re-
Students should enroll for one of
the two following sections. Women in
Section I should note change of first
lecture from February 23 to 25
on account of the legal holiday,
Section No. I: First lecture, Wed-
nesday, Feb. 25, 4:15-5:15, Natural
Science Aud. Subsequent lectures,
successive Mondays, 4:15-5:15, Na-
tural Science Aud. Examination (fin-
al), April 6, 4:15-5:15, Natural Sci-
Section No. II: First lecture, Tues-
day, Feb. 24, 4:15-5:15, Natural Sci-
ence Aud. Subsequent lectures, suc-
cessive Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15, Natural
Science Aud. Examination (final)
Tuesday, April 7, 4:15-5:15, Natural
MArgaret Bell. M.D.
Medical Adviser to Women
Language Services, International
Center: These languages are: Portu-
guese, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Ja-
panese, German and French. Watch
the D.O.E. for announcements as to
the timne of meeting. There is a small
tutorial fee charged.
Organ Recital: Palmer Christian,
University Organist, will present a
recital at 4:15 p.m. Wedneseday, Feb-
ruary 18, in Hill Auditrium. The
program, the first in a series sched-
uled for the second semester, will in-
clude works of Bach, Gluck, Stanley,
Guilmant, Copland, Martini and De-
The public is cordially invited.
Exhibition, College of Architecture
and Design: Professional work in
industrial design of Mr. Richard Lip-
pold, Instructor in Design in the
College of Architecture and Design.
Ground floor corridor cases. Open
daily 9 to 5 through today. The
public is invited.
University Lecture: Dr. William H.
Weston, Professor of Cryptogamic
Botany, Harvard University, will lec-
ture on the subject, "Fungi and Fel-
Laoratory of Vertebrate Genetics, on
Tuesday, February 24, at 8:00 p.m.
in the Rackham Amphitheatre. The
public is cordially invited.
Linguistics Study Group: A group
for the purposes of studying general
linguistics will meet in the Interna-
tional Center today at 4:15 p.m. Per-
sons interested in joining this group
should read chapters one, two, and
three of Hayakawa: "Language in
International Center Luncheon
Group No. 1: The luncheon group, for
foreign students and their friends;
will meet in the Russian Tea Room
of the Michigan League at 12:00
The Opera will be broadcast from
the Men's Lounge of the Rackham
Building today at 2:00 p.m. All stu-
dents are welcome.
Cadet Officers' Riding Club: Meet
at the Engineering Arch today at
1:00 p.m. for the first ride of this
semester. An election of officers will
Acolytes: Prof. W. H. Auden, of the
English department, will . discuss
"Philosophy and Poetry" at a meeting
to be held Monday evening, Feb. 16,
at 7:45 p.m. in the East Conference
Room of the Rackham Building.
Anyone interested is invited.
Michigan Outing Club will have a
breakfast hike Sunday morning at 8
o'clock. Anyone planning to attend
should bring his own breakfast and
small fee for cocoa. The group will
meet in front of the Women's Ath-
letic Building and return before noon.
For more details, call Dan Saulson
(9819) or Libby Mahlman (2-2539).
Graduate Outing Club will meet
Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Activities will
depend upon the weather. If the
snow persists, a :special toboggan
trip will be made. Graduates and
faculty members not already ac-
quainted with the Outing Club are
invited. Supper in the Clubroom.
Rackham, northwest door.
Sunday Evening Program, Inter-
national Center: The Korean stu-
dents of the University offer a pro-
gram in celebration of the Korean
New Year at the International Cen-
ter, Sunday, February 15, at 7:00
p.m. They will offer a pantomime of
a Korean New Year Celebration,
folk songs, and a piano recital by
Miss Choon Cha Lee. Because of the
unusual character of this program,
the usual community sing will be
Supper will be served for foreign
students and their friends, and for
persons interested in International
affairs, at 6:00 p.m. before the pro-
The Polish Ballet program, under
the auspices of the Polonia Society,
will be presented Monday, February
16, at 8:15 p.m. in Hill Auidtorium
Tickets are on sale at the Michigan
League, the Michigan Union, the
Campus Book Stores, and at the Hill
Auditorium Box Office.
The Meeting of the Bibliophiles
Section of the Women's Faculty Club
will be held at the home of Mrs.
Charles Davis, 2104 Brockman Blvd.,
at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 17.
The Michigan Dames Click and
Stitch Group will meet at the home
of Mrs. Charles H. Griffitts, 1507
Charlton Ave., on Monday, February
16, at 8:00 p.m.
Memorial Christian Church (Dis-
ciples): 10:45 a.m., Morning Worship,
Rev. Frederick Cowin, Minister.
'6:00 p.m., Disciples Student Guild,
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