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THE MICHIGAN DAILY - FRIDAY, APR~i 17,1

142

Washington Merry-Go-Round
By DREW PEARSON and ROBERT S. ALLEN

WASHINGTON-Federal Security
trator Paul McNutt has the inside
head of the War Manpower agency
shortly be established.

Adminis-
track for
that will

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NIGHT EDITOR: HOMER SWANDER
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Post-War Conference
Should Be Supported.

. .

E HAVE an opportunity tonight and
tomorrow to show that we are inter-
ested in our future and in the future of America;
we have an opportunity to prove to a lot of
doubting professors and others of the "older
veneration" that college students are determined
to .take an active part in shaping a post-war
world.
The proof depends upon how many of us---
students at the University-attend the all-
campus Post-War Conference which begins to-
night with a general meeting and continues to-
morrow with three discussion panels.
At a time when the United Nations seem to be
losing the war on every front but one, it is not
an easy thing to sit down and calmly talk of
post war reconstruction; it is not easy to say
we shall do this or that with our former enemies
and with ourselves once we have won. People
tend, too, to scoff at arming for the peace when
we have not armed fully for the war. And yet it
is something we must do. If this war is to be
worth the suffering and the sacrifice necessary
for victory a new, more equitable, more peaceful
society must grow out of it.
The last conflict proved that it takes pre-war
planning to obtain a decent post-war world.
And it is up to those of us in the nation's colleges
and universities to take the lead in this kind of
planning. It is up to youth to take an active
interest in their future-and we can do so by
attending the Post-War Conference tonight.
- Homer Swander
College Fraternities
Must Change Course .
F the National Interfraternity Con-
ference is sincere in its reform
movement, it probably will survive the drastic
changes in society which are bound to take place
after this war. There remains little doubt that
the increasing mutterings against useless class-
forming organizations are arousing a great deal
of anger which will bring about the destruction
of these decadent groups.
It is quite evident that sororities and fraterni-
ties can be included in a list of useless associa-
tions. Especially is this true at the present time
when frills are rapidly being discarded. They
can in no way justify their place in this war era;
this era which demands the cooperation of the
black and the white, the "high-brows" with the
"low-brows." It's going to be harder than ever
for students to complete their college educa-
tion, and they are not going to stand for petty
discrimination on campus. The cellar is pretty
well cluttered up; it's got to be cleaned out.
The National Interfraternity Conference is
trying to "justify" its existence-at least they
are waving the banner of reform. If their new
policy can convince the frat brothers that this
is the only way to insure their survival, perhaps
they will be successful in carrying out their
measures. They are advocating the eradication
of "Hell Week" and other pleasurable activities.
They are urging financial house-cleaning and
increased campus cooperation. The Conference
has pointed the way to the fraternities; all that
is needed now is constructive action.
However, this reformation should not take
place solely for fraternities. Sororities need a

The tall, handsome Indianan is the choice of
the four-member committee to whom the Presi-
dent turned over the job of picking a man and
drafting the setup of the agency. The four are
Justice William C. Douglas, Judge Sam Rosen-
man of the New York Supreme Court, Budget
Director Harold Smith, and Mrs. Anne Rosen-
berg, White House labor adviser.
Smith and Mrs. Rosenberg were the big Mc-
Nutt rooters. Both have personal peeves against
Sidney Hillman, who has been Roosevelt's labor
chief since the days of the original National
Defense Commission in 1940.
Smith is sore at Hillman because the latter
slapped him down when Smith tried to sidetrack
Hillman when OPM was set up. Mrs. Rosenberg
is anti-Hillman because he didn't bring her into
the defense picture.
Personally, Hillman is not a candidate for
the Manpower post. It has not been revealed
but he has twice offered his resignation to the
President since OPM was disbanded. On both
occasions Roosevelt warmly praised Hillman's
work and, loyalty and insisted that he had to
remain in Washington.
Note: When the presidential committee asked
War Production Chief Donald Nelson whom he
favored for the Manpower job, he replied that
he had no choice. His only recommendation was
that the new agency be made a part of his
organization.
Where Honor Is Due
Although Gen. MacArthur's spectacular de-
fense of the Bataan Peninsula gathered all the
headlines, praise and honor is also due other
high-ranking officers who kept up the unspec-
tacular but very necessary part of the defense.
In all 16 generals besides Lieut.-Gen. Wain-
wright are now on Corregidor or were on Bataan
Peninsula, many of them completely unknown
to the American public but genuine heroes just
the same.
One unsung hero who has done a great job is
Maj.-Gen. George F. Moore, in command of the
harbor defenses of Corregidor. Gen. Moore's
anti-aircraft guns have bagged so many Japa-
nese planes that the Japs don't relish flying
over Corregidor any more.
Then there is Brig.-Gen. Charles C. Drake,
the quartermaster, who has the heart-breaking
job of rationing supplies down to almost nothing.
Another man who performed military miracles
is trig.-Gen. Albert M. Jones. He commanded
College Fraternities
Meet The Crisis. .
UNIVERSITY fraternities and sorori-
ties are facing their gravest crisis to
date. The war has brought with it the practical
problems of reduced membership and higher ex-
penses and has forced upon the organizations a
heap of criticism for their traditional customs
and admitted fallacies.
Yesterday in New York City the National
Interfraternity Conference advocated a series of
reforms that are designed to streamline fraterni-
ties and guarantee their continuation during
the present conflict. Most suggestions of the
group centered around the abolition of the so-
called "frills" of fraternal life, extending to cur-
tailment of social functions and activities like
"hell week."
The conference went on to advocate coopera-
tive action to reduce expenses and stricter finan-
cial policies. Rushing during the entire school
year was put forth as a means of solving the
membership question.
Not even the strongest fraternity man or
sorority woman would attempt to claim that
their organizations were flawless. They are
perfectly willing to agree that they have their
faults. They are also just as perfectly willing
to accept constructive suggestions for improve-
ment.
BU' they can justly object to being made the
scapegoat of university life during the wax.
Criticisms have been directed at them with un-
diminished fury since the United States was
attacked on December 7, 1941. Much of this
criticism has been destructive, calling for com-
plete subjection of all college fraternal groups.
They have been accused of "frills," as weak
financial structures and as forces making for
a class consciousness at a time when class divi-

sions must be forgotten in an all-out war effort.
To meet this rising chorus of somewhat exag-
gerated complaints, fraternities and sororities
alike are cutting down on their parties, attempt-
ing to economize and aiding the war effort in
any way they can.
The charge of class consciousness is the most
misdirected of all criticisms, however. True,
fraternities and sororities select their own mem-
ers and maintain a separate existence from
other campus groups. But why should they be
denied their right to do so? An individual's right
to live with whom lie chooses and do what he
wishes is one of the fundamental corollaries of
democracy. To deny that right is to defeat one
of the causes for which we are fighting.
In the last war, fraternity houses on the Uni-
versity of Michigan campus were used to quarter
officers who were in training here. Organiza-
tions were temporarily suspended, but they re-
turned in the post-war years. In the interim
their members gave their all in the nation's
armed forces.
IN THIS WAR present-day members are doing
the same. Fraternity men, oblivious to any

the southern sector of Luzon, south of Manila,
and accomplished the seemingly impossible job
of withdrawing his beach defenses to join the
forces of Gen. Wainwright on Bataan.
Then there is Gen. James R. N. Weaver, in
command of tanks, together with Generals Jo-
seph P. Vachom, William E. Brougher, Bradford
G. Chynoweth, William F. Sharp, Allan C. Mc-
Bride, Clyde A. Selleck, Clinton A. Pierce, and
Arnold J. Funk, all unsung heroes.
Cookie Pushers
In certain official quarters there is strong
skepticism regarding the State Department's
deal with Brazil for wild rubber. These authori-
ties contend that the agreement actually will
produce little rubber for the U. S.
This is due, it is held, to the failure of the
State Department to drive a realistic bargain on
the question of Brazil's domestic consumption of
rubber. Vice President Wallace's Board of Eco-
nomic Warfare and Nelson Rockefeller's Intet-
American Affairs urged that a specific quota be
required of Brazil in order to insure that Brazil's
home consumption would not eat up the entire
rubber output.
But the State Department overruled this. Act-
ing Secretary of State Sumner Welles claimed
that the agreement would produce between 60
and 70 thousand tons of rubber-more than Bra-
zil's record production in 1912.
Brazil's normal domestic consumption is 20,000
tons, and rubber experts point out that the tire
shortage in Brazil will tremendously stimulate
tire manufacturing there, using up the increased
rubber output. There is nothing in the new
agreement to prevent this, and the Staste Depart-
ment took the position there must not be.
But the hard-boiled economists of the Eco-
nomic Warfare Board, disgusted with State De-
partment cookie-pushing, have enlisted the sup-
port of Vice President Wallace and have hopes
through his influence to put a domestic con-
sumption quota on Brazil.
Note: Meanwhile, Argentina is negotiating to
buy rubber in competition with the U. S. from
two other South American markets, Ecuador and
Bolivia. Argentina has tire factories of her own,
and is offering high prices.
Schenck's Views
Misrejpresentted'
(Since the public has refused to follow the lead
of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and the government in
condemning Lew Ayres, MGM has seen fit to mail
us the following official statement of their presi-
dent, Nicholas Schenck. We hope Schenck, the gov-
ernment, and the movie fans will remember it after
the war.-Emile Gelb.)
NICHOLAS M. SCHENCK, president of Loew's
Inc., Tuesday issued the following statement,
in the form of "an open letter to Lew Ayres" :
"The newspapers this week have carried a
story from Miami which has distressed me deeply
because things I said have been misquoted. These
are the facts:
"During an informal dinner in my home at
Miami Beach where I spent a few days, you were
being discussed and severely criticized. I felt
that my guests should know you as I do. It was
not my province to judge your philosophy or the
road you have taken. I said: 'Since Lew Ayres
is not with us, since this boy is away at camp, I
can speak as an individual and not as the head
of a company in which he is a star.'
"I told my guests that you were one of the
finest men it has ever been my privilege to know,
a person of utter sincerity. I explained to them
that you had asked your country to send you to
the front lines as an ambulance driver no matter
how great the risk, that it was your hope to save
human lives, that you could not kill. In this
connection I told them a fact with which they
were not familiar, that you did not eat fish or
meat or anything that had to be killed. I told
them that in all Hollywood there was no more
charitable individual, that there was no cause
for which you did not give bountifully. I pointed
out specifically the splendid work you have been
doing for the Red Cross. I told them that you
not only made large contributions of money but

that day and night, apart from your studio
duties, you had devoted yourself to conducting
classes in first aid.
"Among those present was a Miami newspaper-
man. He expressed great interest in many of
these statements, was delighted to get a true
picture of an individual who has been misunder-
stood. Mind you, at no time did I discuss or
express agreement with the stand you have
taken. Frankly, I must confess that I have
never understood your position. It is a pecu-
liarity beyond my personal comprehension.
"What you saw in the papers was a distressing
misrepresentation, doubtless unintentional. I
wanted you to know."
Lewis Can't Discredit
Labor Movenentit
John L. Lewis is the sort of man we don't like
even for the enemies he makes, and John L.
makes some beauts.
His icy hatred of FDR has driven him to
crimes against national and labor unity that
one would expect only from nightshirt Fascists
and open-shop fanatics.
Only the nightshirt Fascists and open-shop
fanatics will profit from his current drive to
bring the farmers of the nation into the UMW.
However, in order to profit they must berate
Lmis pvnlynift the ntion' rear and haird of

DAILY OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 1942
VOL. LII.. No. 147
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
Notices
To Students Graduating at Com-
mencement, May 30, 1942: The bur-
den of mailing diplomas to members
of the graduating class who do not
personally call for their diplomas
has grown until in 1940 it cost the
University over $400 to perform this
service. The rule has been laid down,
as a result, that diplomas not called
for at the Sports Building immediate-
ly after the Commencement Exercis-
es or at the University Business Of-
fice within three business days after
Commencement will be mailed C.O.D.
The mailing cost will be approximate-
ly 30c for the larger sized rolled
diplomas and 45c for the book form.
Will each graduate, therefore, be
certain that the Diploma Clerk has
his correct mailing address to insure
delivery by mail. The U. S. Mail
Service will, of course, return all
diplomas which cannot be delivered.
Because of adverse conditions abroad,
foreign students should leave ad-
dresses in the United States, if pos-
sible, to which diplomas may be
mailed.
It is preferred that ALL diplomas
be personally called for.
Herbert G. Watkins,
Assistant Secretary1
Public Health Assembly: Dr. Haven
Emerson, Professor Emeritus of Public
Health Practice, Columbia University,;
and Lecturer in Public Health Prac-
tice, University of Michigan, will
speak to the students in the School
of Public Health on Monday, April,
20, at 4:00 p.m. in the Kellogg Audi-
torium. The subject of his address is
"Carribean Health Problems." All
students in the School are requested
to be present, and others interested
are welcome.
Henry F. Vaughan, Dean
Senior and Graduate Students:
Those senior and graduate students
who have been invited to be guests of
honor at the Nineteenth Annual Hon-
ors Convocation of the University of
Michigan are requested to order caps
and gowns immediately at the Moe
Sport Shop or Van Boven Inc. It is
necessary to place these orders at
once in order that the caps and
gowns may be delivered in time for
the Convocation, April 24.
Ira M. Smith, Secretary
Committee on honors Convocation
Notice to Property Owners: If you
have purchased improved property
on a land contract and owe a bal-
ance in the proximity of 60 per cent
of the value of the property, the
Investment Office, 100 South Wing
of University Hall would be glad to
discuss the possibilities of refinan-
cing your contract through the medi-
um of a mortgage. There are advan-
tages to be had in this manner of
refinancing.
Gardens: Arrangements have been
completed for the use of several acres
of land at the Botanical Gardens
for any University employees, or
faculty members, who may be desir-
ous of planting gardens this summer.
It is planned to have the land plowed
and fitted ready for use at the proper
time.
If interested, kindly contact the
undersigned by telephone or mail for
your garden space. As the available
acreage is limited, applications will
be accepted in the order received.
O. E. Roszel,
Storehouse Department
Phone: 4121-Ext. 337
University Cars: Those who wish to

requisition au tomoiles for University
trips are r'equiested to notify us 48
hours in advance.
:. C. Pard,
Auto Director
Sophomore, Junior and Senior En-
gineers: Mid-semester reports for
grades below C are now on file and
open to inspection in the office of
the Assistant Dean, Room 259 West
Engineering Building.
A. 11. Lovell, Assistant Dean
Faculty, College of Engineering:
There will be a meeting of the Fac-
ulty of this College on Tuesday, April
21, at 4:15 p.m., in Room 348, West
Engineering Building. One purpose
of the meeting will be to discuss a
revision of the Chemical and Metal-
lurgical Engineering curriculum.
A. U. Lovell, Secretary
Residence Balls for Men and Wo-
men Applications for Staff Positions:
Upperclass, graduate, and profession-
al students who wish to apply for
Staff Assistantships and other stu-
dent personnel positions in the Resi-
dence Halls may obtain application
blanks in the Office of the Director
of Residence Halls, 205 South Wing.
Unmarried members of the faculty
holding the rank of Teaching Fellow
or above are invited to apply for
Resident Adviserships in the Quad-
rangles (House Masterships). Posi-
tions of all grades will be open for
the Fall and Spring Terms; and it is
probable that there will be a limited
number of student and faculty staff

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leg. U S.Pat. Off., All n _._es.
"It's easy enough for you to advise patients to be cheerful-you
can get tires any time you need 'em!"

GRIN AND BEAR IT

By Lichty

Prospective Applicants for the Com-f
bined Curricula: Students of the Col-T
lege of Literature, Science, and theI
Arts wishing to apply for admission
to one of the combined curricula for1
September 1942 should fill out appli-
cations for such admission as soonc
as possible in Room 1210 Angll Hall.s
The final date for application is Mon-
day, April 20. Pre-medical students
should please note that applicationI
for admission to the Combined
Curriculum. A separate application
should be made out for the consider-
ation of the Committee on Combined
Curricula. Edward H. Kraus
German Table for Faculty Mem-
bers will meet Monday at 12:10 p.m.
in the Founders' Room Michigan Un-
ion. Members of all departments
are cordially invited. There will be
a brief talk on "Ehescheidung ini
Reno" by Mr. Rabel.
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 Wednesday, April 29,
at twelve noon. To make certain
that all sons 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 of the fol-
lowing examination to be conducted
by the Personnel Board of the State
of Washington.
Merit Examination: Position in the
Office of the State Personnel Board.
Test Technician: $175 per month
(Mailed applications must be post-
marked before midnight April 23,
1942.
Further information may be ob-
tained from the announcement which
is on file at the offices of the Bureau
of Appointments, 201 Mason Hall,
office hours 9-12 and 2-4.
Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments has received notice of the fol-
lowing Civil Service Examinations.
Detroit Civil Service
Technical Aid (Bus. Adm., male
and female (medical science), $1,560
($1,716 after 7-1-42), May 4, 1942.
Junior Engineering Aid (male and
female), $1,740 ($1,914 after 7-1-42),
May 4, 1942.
Further information may be ob-
tained from the announcement which
is on file at the offices of the Bureau
of Appointments, 201 Mason Hall,
office hours 9-12 and 2-4.
Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information.
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Maurice
Hamilton Fouracre, Education; the-
sis: "The Relationship between the
Advent of Menstruation and the De-
gree of Physical Development in Ad-
olescent Girls." Today, East Coun-
cil, Rackham Building, 3:30 p.m.
Chairman, S. A. Courtis.
By action of the Executive Board
the Chairman may invite members
of the faculties and advanced doctor-
al candidates to attend the examina-
tion and he may grant permission to
those who for sufficient reason might
wish to be present.
C. S. Yoakum
Doctoral Examination for William
Blythe Wright, Jr., Pharmaceutical
Chemistry; thesis: "The Action of
Heat on gamma-Alkoxybutyryl Chlor-
ides; the Condensation of alpha-
Thiophenealdehyde with Nitroparaf-
fins." Today, 309 Chemistry, 4:00
p.m. Chairman, F. F. Blicke.
,0, nnfinr offlh T- nt- fr 'n a

for new instructors will be given on
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday, AprPi 20, 22, 23, and 24 from
7:00 to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday,
April 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon
at the Intramural Pool. Those inter-
ested in a refresher course should
attend the Monday evening session
and two others. Men and women
who are interested, please sign in
Room 15, Barbour Gymnasium be-
fore 4:00 p.m. Monday.
Concerts
Organ Recital: Mary McCall Stub-
bins, director of music and organist
of the First Congregational Church
of Ann Arbor, will present an organ
recital Sunday, April 19, at 4:15 p.m.
in Hill Auditorium.
Mrs. Stubbins has arranged a pro-
gram of compositions by Marcello,
Bach, Sowerby and Vierne. Given in
partial fulfillment of the require-
ments of the degree. of Master of
Music, the recital is open to the
public.
Student Recital: Joan Stevens,
pianist, will give a recital in partial
fulfillment of the requirements for
the degree of Master of Music at
8:30 p.m. Monday, April.20, in the
Assembly Hall of the Rackham Build-
ng. A student of Joseph Brinkman,
Miss Stevens has arranged a pro-
gram of compositions for piano by
Mozart, Chopin and Brahms.
The public is invited.
Exhibitions
Exhibition: Museum of Art and
Archaeotlogy The Maud Ledyard von
Ketteler Collection of the University
of Michigan, Rackham Galleries,
April 9-22, Hours 2-5 and 7-10 p.m.,
European and Far Eastern Art Ob-
jects.
Students and Faculty of the Uni-
versity are invited to attend an ex-
hibition of North American French
books, periodicals, newspapers and
works of art being held in Detroit
this week through Saturday, on the
twelfth floor of J. L. Hudson's de-
partment store under the auspices of
the Department of Modern . Lan-
guages, University of Detroit.
A. J. Jobin, Department of
Romance Languages.
Lectures
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 bn la Literature His-
pano-Americana," under the auspices
of the Department of Romance Lan-
guages, at 4:15 p.m. today 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 Muham-
madan Period" (illustrated), under
the auspices of the Museum of Art
and Archaeology at 4:15 p.m. on
Wednesday, April 22, in the Rackham
Amphitheatre. The public is cordial-
ly invited.
Biochemical Lecture: Dr. C. F.
Huffman, Research Professor of
Dairy Husandry at Michigan State
College, will discuss "The Role of
Magnesium in Nutrition," at 11:00
a.m., Saturday, April 18, in the East
Lecture Room -of the Rackham
Building. All interested are invited.
Events Today
The Post-War Conference will
open tonight at 8 o'clock in the
Rackham Auditorium with keynote
speeches by President A. G. Ruth-
ven, Professor F. McMahon of Notre
Dame, and Professor J. D. Kingsley

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