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Washington Merry-Go-Round


By Lichty

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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
Bataan Defenders'
Heroism Praised . .
T HE DAYS of Davie Crockett are not
past. Within the last three months
an American fighting force on Bataan Peninsula
has fought a desperate defensive battle that will
rank with the Alamo in this country's history of
courage and determination. The final surrender
of that force was foredoomed by our pre-war
blindness as well as by Japanese bullets.
Reading press accounts of this defense is like
going through a Wild West silent movie script.
Without food, without munitions, without rein-
forcements the Bataan army fought for 98 days.
They fought tanks from fox holes and dive
bombers with patched-up fighters. Americans
and Filipinos both stood shoulder to shoulder
and the pick of Japan's military machine crum-
bled against them.
All the praise that can be heaped on this out-
numbered handful is not sufficient to reward
the job they have done. Corregidor still remains
undefeated but it too must fall in a matter of
days. Then will the final lines be written in this
tragically-heroic campaign.
THERE ARE SOME who are already blaming
the present Administration for not sending
reinforcements to the Philippines while they
were under attack. But the Philippines were
considered lost as soon as Japan bombed Manila
and temporarily decommissioned our fleet at
Pearl Harbor. The Congressmen who years ago
voted against fortifying the Pacific islands, and
the Senators who stood sheltered behind the
Pacific Ocean are far more to blame.
Sometimes we think the men of Bataan gave
this country much more than it deserves in light
of its attitude and action up to the present.
- Dan Behrman
British Political
Upheaval Threatens . .
T HERE IS a quiet, peaceful, anxious
revolution in progress in Britain.
This revolution is not in the British tradition
of Parliament in a debate. That is all gone now,
says an anonymous writer in the British New,
Statesman and Nation. The politicians, the rep-
resentatives of the parties, are talking, but not
for the people.
With no election in six years the new senti-
ment has little expression in political life. The
writer, a former Labour Party candidate now in
the armed service, has noted five changes from
first-hand observation:
FIRSTLY, there is more political talk than
ever before.
Secondly, a corporate feeling is developing
outside of the political party lines.
Thirdly, war makes the old parties seem fool-
ish and old fashioned with the Tory ex-appeasers
and Labour pacifists still leading action.
Fourthly, defeats have created resentment in
the armed forces against Big Business and poli-
Fifthly, soldiers makirg very small incomes
are resentful of highly-paid workers.
Coupled with the lack of elections and the re-
sultant lack of attachment to any political party
by nearly all under thirty, the grievances are
matters of nolitical frustration. Disgust and

WASHINGTON-Diplomatic dispatches from
South America are convincing Washington
officials that "neutral" Swedes are acting as
tools of the German government.
From the U. S. Embassy in Uruguay came a
report that the Nazis are putting pressure on
South America, through Swedish exporters.
These exporters are telling their agents in
Uruguay that all shipments from Sweden to
South America have been prohibited by Berlin,
except to Chile and Argentina.
These are the only two Latin American coun-
tries which have not broken relations with the
Axis. Using Swedish trade as a tool, Germany
is trying to keep these countries in line and at
the same time punish those that have broken
Note: Sweden is buying larger quantities of
Brazilian cotton than ever before. Normally
Sweden takes almost no Brazilian cotton. Offi-
cials suspect that the ultimate destination of
the cotton is Germany
McKellar Boomerang
BIGGEST LAUGH Capitol Hill has had in
weeks was over the mauling Senator McKel-
lar of Tennessee got from the "grass roots"
delegation of college professors and business
men who appeared before the Senate Labor
Committee in opposition to his bill to scuttle the
National Youth Administration.
The witnesses, all with first-hand experience'
with NYA, kept spectators in stitches and Mc-
Kellar in flustered rage as they battered his
measure all over the place. One of them, Clif-
ton W. Brannon, Toccoa, Ga., war plant offi-
cial, provoked gales of laughter when he bluntly
told McKellar:
"I'm 100 percent behind the program and you
Open Letter
To Lew Ayres. .
Open Letter to Lew Ayres, 'conchy' and ex-movie
Y OU must be patient with us, Lew,
and not become too embittered at
your erstwhile fans, your professional associates,
or your government.
You see, there are all sorts of patriots, Lew.
There is MacArthur; the Wake Island Marines;
the boys on Bataan; the union workers who give
up. extra pay and short hours for the duration;
the majority of industrialists who are cutting
their profits to a minimum; air-raid wardens;
arrm-chair generals; women who knit sweaters
and sort buttons; companies who advertise 'Eat
our Soya Bean Crispies to build up your body for
America'; and there is Nicholas Schenck, presi-
dent of MGM.
THERE ARE, also, all sorts of non-patriots,
Lew. Such as Father Coughlin; Silver Shirt
Pelley; Gerald L. K. Smith; Burton K. Wheeler;
black-clad mothers who sit In a Congress gal-
lery; Henry Ford; Charles A. Lindbergh; and
there is you.
Some of us have difficulty distinguishing be-
tween these patriots and non-patriots, Lew.
Take Ford, now. His plants will be turning out
more war material than any other factories in
the nation, probably; but he is an isolationist
and hired Lindbergh, and you know what he is.
It is difficult to distinguish.
Or let us compare MacArthur to Nicholas
Schenck of MGM. MacArthur is a general, and
attracts plenty of attention as a fighter because
that is his business and he is good at it. Now
Schenck is only a business executive; and can
only show his patriotism by denouncing his
brother, who was convicted on tax evasion
charges; and by keeping his business clean of
such as you. So he says you are "washed up
with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer."
I wish to be put in the position of defending
conscientious objectors who cannot find it in
their hearts to fight for their country." And
movie circuits all over the country have agreed
with him by banning your pictures. And movie-
going patriots boycott you because you are no
longer an American-you won't fight.
You should know, Lew, that democracy is a
relative matter; that in wartime you cannot go
around with crackpot moral opinions. Sure, we
have freedom of opinion here, but a famous man

like you cannot be allowed to undermine the war
Therefore, if you refuse to fight for democracy,
you lose your democracy. We are making an
example of you, Lew, to show young America
that they must fight; and to show them the sort
of American tolerance they must defend.
You are the goat this time, Lew; but be patient
with us. Remember, it is all for the good of
-Emile Gele
society and aim at evoking patriotism of the
kind which the U.S.S.R. has managed to inspire."
Close observers of British politics are already
beginning to fear the rise of demagogic orators
who, once gaining the confidence of the disillu-
sioned people, could grasp the power of govern-
ment. It is the fear of fascism from within in-
stead of from without.
The revolution against the staid, complacent
politicians can have good results if it is guided
into channels of liberal, equalitarian party ideals.
No Communist revolution is needed, but an in-
telligent, objective, unified body of new voters.
OF COURSE the old parties including the
British Communists look foolish. They quib-
ble and squabble, shake up cabinets and knock
- - -r ~,_ 't

would be too if you could see how it has raised
living standards in my part of the country and
helped the sons and daughters of the under-
privileged to earn a living. Yes, I would like to
tell the people of Tennessee about that."
Before McKellar had a chance to recover from
this spanking, he ran into another from James
H. Richmond, president of the Murray State
Teachers College in Kentucky. Richmond told
how the NYA was contributing to the war effort
by training the children of poor people for jobs
in war plants; also how, under the college-aid
program, higher education was made available
to thousands of others.
NYA projects are all important in states like
Kentucky, with few war industries, Richmond
said, adding to McKellar: "You have plenty of
war industries in your state."
McKellar, apparently considered this remark
an inference that he was unconcerned about
conditions in other states beside Tennessee.
Sputtering, he shouted, "your insinuations are
absolutely false."
"I resent a statement like that," hit back
Richmond, to which McKellar replied hotly,
"You can resent it if you please."
Senator Elbert Thomas of Utah, chairman of
the Labor Committee, headed off further hos-
tilities by remarking jocularly to Richmond:
"Doctor, if you lived around here very long, you
would never resent anything.".
An Australian Visitor
ONE of the first things Australian External
Minister Herbert V. Evatt did after arriving
in Washington was to call on Representative
Edward Hebert of Louisiana. He presented a
letter of introduction from Capt. Ray Hufft, a
constituent of Hebert's with Gen. MacArthur in
"A man of your standing doesn't need a letter
of introduction anywhere," grinned Hebert. "It
isn't often I am honored by such an important
visitor. You really shouldn't have gone to all
the trouble of coming up here. I know you're
extremely busy."
"Oh, I wanted very much to meet you," said
Evatt. "I promised Capt. Hufft that I would
and I'd never break a promise to one of Mac-
Arthur's gallant men. Incilentally, Capt. Hufft
is a very fine young man. We are very fond of
"So am I," responded Hebert. "I was a news-
paper man before coming to Congress and Ray
Hufft gave me the biggest scoop of my life."
Hebert then related how, on June 9, 1939,
while city editor of the New Orleans States, he
received a telephone tip from Hufft, manager of
a local radio station, that a truckload of ex-
pensive picture frames and other furnishings
was leaving Louisiana State University for the
home of an appointee of former Governor Dick
Hebert rushed out reporters and a photog-
rapher. It was the first story that "broke" the
Louisiana graft scandals. Documented exposes
by Hebert and the Merry-Go-Round column
that followed cracked the Huey Long machine
wide open and led to'the convictions of Leche
and other prominent officials on graft charges.
fonlilie Says
MUCH turns upon desire. In his "Experience
ana Substance," on page 307, Professor De-
Witt Parker says: "The final good can be defined
only in terms of desire; for the life desire is still
a desire, only a deeped stratum enveloping our
simpler propensities."
Both religion and philosophy are rooted in
value. Both hark back to the desire of a person
to discover when the prescription satisfies, the
philosopher moving from desire to harmony,
while the religious man moves from desire to
social good. Though they are partners, and in-
separable, the former tends to move in the realm
of thought while the latter operates in experience
or action. It was Prof. I. W. Thomas who focused
attention upon the basic wishes. Twenty years
ago he declared that there were four basic wishes
to be satisfied if the youth was to mature: New
Experience, Approval, Security, and Dominance.
The Camping Movement in America, the Chris-

tian Association, the Project emphasis in educa-
tion and vast recreation and special programs
were directly served by this sociological contri-
These v.ishes hold for young adults, also. The
ideal which comes to determine your direction
will turn out to be satisfying and therefore save
you only in case it is implemented along the lines
of these basic wishes. Your daily life must in-
clude a variety of experiences, specific approba-
tion and affection, a sense of well-being and
freedoin from fear, plus control or dominance in
kceping with your growing powers. Education or
commerce, therefore, are good or bad in your
case according to the way the ideal and the im-
plementing agent bring satisfaction. But can the
same be said of the Church and organized relig-
ion? Yes, the ideal and the method of approach-
ing it determine how valuable the Church is to
man and society.
WE HEAR OBJECTIONS from the man of
faith who thinks of the mystical elements in
religion and the deep longings of the soul as the
only really religious experiences. He will com-
plain that an analysis based on desire makes
religion a human affair. Not at all. Religion has
many aspects. This one enables the eternal
truth to get a foothold in persons and in society.
Also, desire enables the universal to be particu-
lar and definite. Unless we humans provide such
cooperation with God, there is no future, neither

SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 1942
VOL. LII. -No. 143
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
Faculty Tea: President and Mrs.
Ruthven will be at home to members
of the faculty and other townspeople
today fromn 4 to 6 o'clock. Cars may
park in the restricted zone on South
University between 4:00 and 6:30
Student Tea: President and Mrs.
Ruthven will be at home to students
Wednesday afternoon, April 15, from
4 to 6 o'clock.
Note to Seniors, May Graduates,
and Graduate Students: Please file
application for degrees or any special
certificates i.e. Geology Certificate,
Journalism Certificate, etc.) at once
if you expect to receive a degree or
certificate at Commencement on May
30, 1942. We cannot guarantee that
the University will confer a degree
or certificate at Commencement up-
on any student who fails to file such
application before the close of busi-
ness on Thursday, April 30. If ap-
plication is received later than April
30, your degree or certificate may not
be awarded until next fall.
Candidates for degrees or certifi-
cates may fill out cards at once at
the office of the secretary or record-
er of their own school or college (stu-
dents enrolled in the College of Lit-
erature, Science, and the Arts, School
of Music, School of Education, and
School of Public Health, please note
that application blanks may be ob-
tained and filed in the Registrar's
Office, Room 4, University Hall).
Please do not delay until the last
day, as more than 2500 diplomas and
certificates must be lettered, signed,
and sealed and we shall be greatly
helped in this work by the early fil-
ing of applications and the resulting
longer period for preparation.
The filing of these applications
does not involve the payment of any
fee whatsoever.
Shirley W. Smith
University Council: There will be a
meeting'-of the University Council on
Monday, April 13, at 4:15 p.m., in the
Rackhain Amphitheater. All mem-
bers of the University Senate may
attend the meeting:
Minutes of the meetings of March
9 and March 12, 1942.
Subjects offered by members of
the Council.
Report of the Committee on Pro-
gram and Policy concerning Regula-
tions for Council Membership, J. P.
Report of the Advisory Board on
University Policies concerning the
Problem of the Instructorship, W. C.
Report of the Committee on Edu-
cational Policies concerning Physical
Examinations of Members of the
Faculty, R. Schorling.
Reports from the Standing Coin-
Louis A. Ilopkins, Secretary.
Staff Travel by Automobile: As a
measure of economy it is requested
that faculty and staff members who
have occasion to travel on Univer-
sity business by personally owned or
University owned automobile report
their plans in advance to the office
of Dr. Frank E. Robbins, Assistant to
the President (Campus telephone
328), in order that, when feasible,
persons going to the same place at

only on Monday evening, April 13, at1
7:00 p.m. in the School of Music4
Thor Johnson, ConductorI
LaVerne Noyes Scholarships: Pre-1
sent holders of these scholarships
who desire to apply for renewals for
1942-43 should call at 1021 Angell7
Hall and fill out the blank forms for
application for renewal.
Frank E. Robbins
Hopwood contestants should ap-
ply for their records this week, so
that the record offices may have time{
to make transcripts before Monday.
R. W. Cowden+
All faculty men who plan to attend
the Army Stag Rifle meet on Wed-
nesday, April 15, are requested to
make their reservation at ROTC
Headquarters before Tuesday morn-
ing, April 14.
Men's Residence Halls: Reappli-
cation blanks for the Men's Resi-
dence Halls are now available in the
Office of the Dean of Students. Re-
application for the Summer Term or
the Fall and Spring Terms will be
due on or before May 1.
A cdene ic Notices
Physics Colloquium on Monday,
April 13, at 4:15 p.m. in Room 1041
Randall Laboratory. Professor James
M. Cork will speak on "Radioactivity
and the Color of Crystals."
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
meet on Tuesday, April 14, at 7:30
p.m., in Room 319 West Medical
Building. Topic will be "Recent
Studies of the Chemistry of Lipids-
Bacterial and Tissue Lipids."
Psychology 34 and 38: Another op-
portunity will be given those stu-
dents who desire to substiti4e a per-
sonal analysis for either thesis in this
course. They may attend a . last
meeting for instructions in Room
1121, Natural Science Bldg., at 7:15
p.m. on Monday, April 13.
Braille Course: The Braille slates
have arrived and the class will meet
every Monday from now on. All
those who have absences on their
record must attend every time from
now on to receive credit for the
Doctoral Examination for Arthur
Charles Stevenson, Chemistry; thesis:
"The Synthesis of an Estrogenic Hor-
mone and Some Related Phenan-
threne Compounds." Monday, April
13, 309 Chemistry, 2:00 p.m. Chair-
man, W. E. Bachmann.
By action of the Executive Board,
the Chairman may invite members
of the faculties and advanced doc-
toral candidates to attend the ex-
amination and he may grant per-
mission to those who for sufficient
reason might wish to be present.
C. S. Yoakum
Organ Recital: The first of a series
of three Sunday afternoon organ
programs will be presented this after-
ternoon at 4:15 in Hill Auditorium.
Frieda Op't Holt of the faculty of the
School of Music will open the series
with a program of works of Bach,
Schmitt, Whitlock, Bingham and
On April 19, the soloist will be Mary
McCall Stubbins, with Clare Coci ap-
pearing as guest organist on the fol-
lowing Sunday.
The public is cordially invited, but
fn, nhri it nannc cmall rhiran,

"Honorable spy report American Nation suffer from under-
nourishment and starvation is imminent-on everybody's lips
is question: 'What's cookin'?'"

Robert Hunerjager, a student of
Wassily Besekirsky, will give a re-
ital in partial fulfillment of the re-
iuirements for the degree of Master
Af Music at 8:30 p.m. on Monday,
April 13, in the Assembly Hall of the
Rackham Building. He will be ac-
conpanied by William Schottstaedt
in a program of works for the. violin
by Brahms, Saint-Saens and Sibeli-
us. The public is cordially invited.
Concert: The 29th Annual Spring
Concert of the University of Michi-
gan Concert Band will be given at
8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in Hill-
Auditorium. William D. Revelli,
Conductor, has arranged a program
to include compositions by Cheru-
bini, Dukas, Padilla, Enesco, Gould,
Schuman, Harris and Sousa. Jo-
hana Harris, wife of the composer-
conductor, Roy Harris, will appear as
The concert will be open to the
general public.
The Regular Tuesday Evening Re-
corded Program in the Men's Lounge
of the Rackham Building is cancelled
this week because of the University
Band Concert in Hill Auditorium.
Exhibition: Museum of Art and
Archaeology, The Maud Ledyard von
Ketteler Collection of the University
of Michigan, Rackliam Galleries,
April 9-22, Hours 2-5 and 7-10 p.m.,
European and Far Eastern Art Ob-
University Lectures on War Prob-
lems: Dr. Haven Emerson, formerly
Professor of Epidemiology, School
of Medicine, Columbia University,
and a trustee of the W. K. Kellogg
Foundation, will lecture on the sub-
ject, "Public Health in Wartime,"
under the auspices of the University
War Board, at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday,
April 14, in the Rackham Lecture
Hall. The public is cordially invited.
University Lecture: Dr. Luis Alber-
to Sanchez, Professor of American
and Peruvian Literature in the Uni-
versity of San Marcos, Lima, Peru,
will lecture on the subject; "La Tra-
dicion y la Raza en la Literature His-
pano-Americana," under the auspices
of the Department of Romance Lan-
guages, at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, April
17, in the Rackham Amphitheater.
The public is cordially invited.
University Lecture: Dr M. S. Di-
mand, Curator of Near Eastern Art
in the Metropolitan Museum of Art,
New York City, will lecture on the
subject, "Coptic Art of the Arabic
Period" (illustrated), under the aus-
pices of the Museum of Art and Arch-
aeology at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday,
April 22. in the Rackham Amphithe-
atre. The public is cordially invited.
Henry Russel Lecture:, Dr. Wil-
liam H. Worrell, Professor of Semi-
ties, will give the Henry Russel Lec-
ture on the subject, "An Account of
the Cppts from Coptic Sources" on
Tuesday, April 28, at 4:15 p.m. in the
Rackham Amphitheater. At this
time public announcement of the
Henry Russel Award will be made.
The public is cordially invited.
The Alpha Omega Alpha lecture
will be given by Dr. Morris Fishbein,
Editor of the Journal of the Ameri-
I can Medical Association, on Monday,
April 13, at 8:30 p.m. in the Rack-
ham Lecture Iall. Dr. Fishbein will
speak on "American Medicine and
the War." The public is cordially
Events Today
Michigan Outing Club will have a
hike and picnic supper today Each
person should bring his own food.
Group wiill meet at the Women's
Athletic Building at 5:00 p.m. All

students are welcome.
Graduate Outing Club will meet
today for an afternoon hike. Group
supper out-of-doors if the weather
permits. Start at 2:30 p.m., north-
west door, Rackham Building. Visit-
ors welcome.
The Hillel Council will meet this
morning at the Foundationmat 10:30.
All new and old members are re-
quested to attend. Election of new
officers will be held.
Coinig Events
Mathematics Club will meet Tues-
day, April 14, at 8:00 p.m.,. in the
West' Conference Room, Rackham
Bldg. Mr. Vinograde will speak on
"Split Rings," and Dr. Thorne will
speak on "Applications of the Func-
tional Method of Approximation."
Phi Beta Kappa: Annual meet-
ing on Tuesday, April 14, at 4:15
p.m. in 1018 Angell Hall. Members
are urged to attend.
The WAA Board will have a supper
meeting on Tuesday, April 14, at 5:45
p.m. at the WAB. Attention is com-
German Club will meet on Wed-
nesday, April 15, at 8:00 p.m. in the
i,inorof_ th e n mr ~ m ,, Afhpie

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