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FR-11D Y, ARIh 24, 1942

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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
Should We Adopt Student
Evaluation Plan? .-..
after a good deal of research-this
writer wrote three articles on the pros and cons
of student evaluation of faculty members in the
literary college. Now that there has been suffi-
cient time to add student-faculty reactions to
the previous research, it is possible to draw sev-
eral carefully thought-out conclusions.
First of these is that there are three distinct
line-ups on the controversy among the faculty:
, 1. Those persons who are absolutely opposed
to the plan now or at any time in the future.
2. Those who favor the plan itself, but feel
that because of the war it should be postponed.
3. Those who are vigorously behind the plan,
believe it should have been carried out this
semester as previously intended and are now in
favor of bringing it into operation at the earliest
possible moment.
THERE HAS BEEN much speculation-accusa-
tions and counter-accusations-as to whether
or not some members of the faculty who were
actually opposed to the evaluation itself were
using the war emergency as an excuse to have
the plan permanently scrapped. After extended
investigation, it appears to us that this is un-
doubtedly true to some extent. It has not, how-
ever, been the major reason for the postpone-
ment of the plan. The majority of the men-
including a majority of the Executive Committee
of the literary school-who believe that the
plan should be delayed because of the war are
sincere in their arguments. They felt that with
the multitude of other problems and duties
which befell the faculty of a wartime univer-
sity, this was no time to inaugurate a new plan
which would require considerable secretarial
Another accusation flung at the Executive
Committee was that it had rushed the post-
ponement resolution through with no oppor-
tunity for the faculty to discuss it. This, too,
we believe is unfounded in fact. Although there
was a slight technical violation of the by-laws,
the faculty has had ample opportunity to dis-
cuss and vote upon the postponement.
As FOR THE BENEFITS of having students
evaluate their professors, we believe they
are fairly obvious. As far as can be determined
the plan has met with widespread approval
wherever it has been put into operation-not
_only in other colleges of the University, but in
schools throughout the nation. It is certainly
not the only method which should be used to
evaluate faculty men--no one could possibly
hold such a ludicrous postion. It is, however, an
important factor which should be considered if
college youth is to receive the kind of instruction
it deserves.
As was pointed out in one of the previous arti-
cles, this is not the major cause of argument.
Beyond a shadow of a doubt the majority of
faculty men in the literary,school favor the
plan itself. It does no good now to speculate on
whether or not the Executive Committee should
have gone ahead with it as was originally in-
tended, Personally, we believe it &vould perhaps
have been better if they had. But the important
question is concerned with just when the plan
should be put into operation-as soon as possible

WASHINGTON-Following his trip to Eng-
land, Harry Hopkins is giving close friends a
very optimistic picture about the war situation.
He is convinced that Hitler is really alarmed
at the tough resistance of the Russians, the
growing war strength of the United States, and
the fear of an invasion on the European conti-
One of Hitler's greatest weaknesses, Hopkins
believes, is manpower. German industry has
done a great job hitherto. But now with an
increasing drain on both industry and the Ger-
man army, the tremendous losses at the Russian
front are having a definite effect.
To his close friends, Harry Hopkins is known
as one of the most optimistic men in the Admin-
istration. But even discounting this natural
optimism, other war chiefs in a position to know
seem to have a fairly bright look in their eyes
It will be a long time before we can begin to
do any real crowing, for the situation in the
Near East is almost as sour as the very, very sour
situation in India. It does look, however, as if
the spring had definitely brightened the war
Mussolini's Dotage
Inside word brought back from Italy by those
in the know gives a desolate picture of Benito
Mussolini. He has been pretty well isolated from
the war command and from direction of the
government, both of which are dictated, directly
or indirectly, by Nazis.
Mussolini has gone in for reminiscing on his
younger days when he was a militant young
socialist, part of the time exiled in Switzerland.
He has even sent for his old socialist friends,
including some previously exiled to France. And
they have sat around talking about the good
old days when they were young.
Most significant is the fact that Mussolini
lets his mind wander back especially to the days
when he had no money, no pomp, no saluting
Maybe this is insanity. Maybe it is just get-
ting back to sanity after twenty long years of
delusions of grandeur.
Shpping Shlkeup
The executive order requisitioning all U. S.
merchant ships was preceded by a discussion in
the President's private office which was no treat
to Rear Admiral Emory S. Land, despite the fact
that the order greatly enlarged his authority as
War Shipping Administrator.
In the presence of Capt. Edward Macauley,
member of the Maritime Commission, and Mrs.
Anna Rosenberg, White House adviser who in
recent weeks has become, in effect, de facto
Secretary of Labor, the President gave Land a
quiet dressing down for the muddled state of
the vital shipping situation. For shipping is
now the sourest spot in the war picture.
"I've decided not to turn over the merchant
marine to the Navy, for the time being," the
President said, in effect. "I'm requisitioning all
vessels and putting them in your hands. But Ii
expect a lot of improvement. The present situa-
tion is far from satisfactory and it must be bet-
tered at once."
Further, the President directed Land to turn
over to Capt. Macauley the handling of all ship-
ping labor problems.
This was an even sharper rebuke than the
first spanking. Behind the scenes, Land and
Macauley have been at loggerheads over labor
issues. Although a former ship operator, Ma-I
cauley has made an outstanding record on the1
Maritime Commission in eliminating labor diffi-
culties. He did away with strikes, greatly im-
proved training facilities to attract men to the
The Honors Progriain
And Its Values . .
AT A TIME when students are plan-
ning their next year's scholastic
programs in terms of mathematics and science
courses and military drill, the announcement of
enrollment for the University Honors Program
comes as spring rain to the disordered surface
of higher education.
The war has climaxed a long trend in Ameri-
can education towards the ultra-practical and

the technical and away from training individuals
in thinking. It is clearly evident that the Prac-
tical Man has replaced the Thinking Man on
the cloister-sheltered walks of learning. The
emphasis is too much on developing skills for
making a living; too little on developing those
proficiencies necessary for a better life.
But the University Honors Program, now in
its fourth year, is a solution to our academic
dilemma. A study of society's ideas and insti-
tutions, it not only gives students a background
of factual knowledge, but goes one step further
by training them in evaluation of facts and
analysis of problems. America has performed
miracles of technical advancement; but cultural
achievement has lagged apace, with a resulting
deficiency in such qualities as foresight and
will power, which are sorely needed to put order
into our sprawling industrialism.
At present the Honors Program is'in the ex-
perimental stage, and consequently still on a
small scale of 40 students and an eight-man
board of tutors. We should like to see the pro-
gram extended to include greater numbers of
students who show promise as thinkers and
potential leaders. And furthermore, we think#
the Honors Program can exert a healthy influ-
ence on other University courses by resolving

merchant marine, and introduced many new
safety measures for their protection at sea.
Despite this record, however, when Land was
made Shipping Administrator plus chairman of
the Maritime Commission, he appointed as his
labor lieutenant Dan Ring, henchman of Joe
Ryan. Ryan is AFL boss of the East Coast
waterfronts under investigation by the FBI.
'Ivory tHnnter' Roberts
The Air Corps has nicknamed one of its offi-
cers "Iory Hunter." He is Lt.-Col. William A.
Roberts, dynamic young commander of the offi-
cers' school of the Air Corps' Technical Training
Command at Miami.
Reason they call Roberts "Ivory Hunter" is
that he has been diligently searching for profes-
sors who are both hard-boiled and learned to
help man a unique school--to train administra-
tive officers for the Air Corps.
Though most people don't realize it, only a
small number of men in the Air Corps actually
fly. The rest are mechanics, technicians, ex-
perts on transportation, buying, warehousing,
etc. The care and movement of the machines
on the ground are almost as important as flying
the machines in the air.
T he Reply Churish
WILL start fitting out my boat any day now.
I meant to start last week, but it got cold out,
and besides I didn't have the car to get down
to where the boat is laid up. I can not carry all
the things I need to the boat unless I have the
car, which should prove something drastic to
me about just how much I was getting away from
a mechanized world when I decided to buy a
sailboat. I am afraid too that when I drive over
the ruts in the bad road leading down to the
docks I shall spill paint in the car. If I make
sure the lids are ight on the paint cans, I shall
not be able to get them off when it is time to
start painting, but that is a long way off now.
First I shall take the tarp off the cockpit. It
hasn't been much good anyhow, because it
slipped down or up as a lady's corset will, and
though I tried to make adjustments, there were
no grommet holes in the tarp, and the line
wouldn't draw tight enough to prevent a sloppy
looking sag over the cockpit, and the place where
the spar goes permits the entrance of sufficient
water to ensure dry rot. But you are supposed
to cover your boat with at tarp during the winter,
and the Lord knows I want to do the right
thing by my boat. When I have the tarp off, I
shall climb up and pump the water out with my
bilge pump, and then I shall let the sun take
care of the remaining damp.
ALL THE GLAZING I did last spring will have
to be clone over again, and that means my
next job is to lie down flat on my back beneath
the boat, and ply my hook scraper wherever it
catches in a blister or rough spot. I must also
get a carpenter to repair the rub rail whele the
speedboat hit me. If I ever see that speedboat
Sunday driver again I shall fix him if it costs
me a new bow. When I get through scraping, I
can start sanding the garboard strake, working
out towards either side so the worst part will be
over first, and I can save the sides for dessert.
Then I shall wash the anti-fouling green and
the flat white out of my hair, and begin to paint.
Painting is one of the better sides of fitting out
a boat. It does away with much of the strain
on the arms, and invites meditation because it
makes very little noise. I want to get painting
as soon as I can. I won't sand her down as
smooth this year as I did last spring. A day
after she's in the water al that work doesn't
amount to much, and if I get in a race I can
haul her out as I should have to do anyhow.
Then I think I shall go over to the spar shed
and give the spar a few coats of varnish. There
shouldn't be too much work in that direction,
unless the yard men scratched the spar last fall
when they hauled the boat out. I'll sand the
sail track so the slides work easy, and test the
spreaders, and maybe I can get someone who
knows enough about strut wire to help me fix
the turnbuckle on the port stay. I have the

turnbuckle. I was going to put it on all last
summer, but I never got around to it. I scratch
my hands on the wire shreds. I will look over
my sails, but they will have to do. I will get a
new batten for the main, and maybe at the same
time have a grommet hole put in the clew of the
sail so I can take a reef. They left that out
when they mado. the sails.
\V,/HEN these things are done, I'll be almost
ready. I can put the boat in the water if I
want to then. But I think I'll figure out how to
fix that centerboard, and do that before the boat
is in the water. If I could get a new cap for my
rudder post I would, but brass is scarce now, so
I'll probably have to worry along with the gadget
I figured out last year. I'll tighten up the bolts
which run through the cleats into the deck, and
sand the streamlined cowling I made to go
around the base of the spar, and give it a nice
coat of varnish. Maybe I'll put one thin coat of
deck green on my decks, but I don't want them
to alligator, and they're pretty slick even now
when it's a little wet. You can't sand canvas
down. Finally I'll try again to bend a short
piece of quarter round onto the coaming just to
make things look nice, for the splash rail is
more effective than that low trim of coaming
around the cockpit.
And then, some day when there's just the

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The Bacteriological Seminar will
meet in Room 1564 East Medical
Building, on Monday, April 27, at
8:00 p.m. The subject will be "An-
aerobes." All interested are cordial-
ly invited.
Directed Teaching, Qualifying Ex-
amination: All students expecting to
elect directed teaching (Educ D100)
next semester are required to pass a
qualifying examination in the sub-
ject which they expect to teach. This
examination will be held on Satur-
day, May 9, at 1 o'clock. Students
will met in the auditorium of the
University High School. The exam-
ination will consume about four
hours' time; promptness is therefore
May Candidates for the Teacher's
Certificate: The Comprehensive Ex-
amination in Education will be given
on Saturday, May 9, from 9 to 12
o'clock (and also from 2 to 5 o'clock)
in the auditorium of the University 1
High School. Students having Sat-
urday morning classes may take the
examination in the afternoon. Print-
ed information regarding the exam-
ination may be secured in the School
of Education office.
Doctoral Examination for Charles
Winslow McNeil, Zoology; thesis:
"Pathology and Embryology of the
Giant Kidney Worm Dioctophyma)
renale (Goeze, 1782) and a Compari-
son of its Larva with the Larva of
Paragordius varius (Leidy, 1851>."
Today, 3089 Natural Science, 8:00i
a.m. Chairman, A. E. Woodhead.I
By action of the Executive Board,.
the Chairman may invite members
of the faculties and advanced doc-
toral candidates to attend the exam-
ination and he may grant permission
to those who for sufficient reason
might wish to be present.
C. S. Voakum
Doctoral Examination for Frances
Elizabeth Wynne, Botany; thesis: "A
Revision of the North American Spe-
cies of Drepanocladus." Today, 1139
Natural Science, 9:00 a.m. Chairman,
W. C. Steere.
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 t> be present.
C. S. V4oakutn
Doctoral Examination for John
Robert Hardison, Botany; thesis:
"Physiologic Specialization of Ery-
siphe graminis on Wild and Culti-
vated Grasses." Monday. April 27,
1139 Natural Science, 2:00 p.m.
Chairman, E. B. Mains.
By action of the Executive Board,
the Chairman may invite members
of the faculties and advanced doc-
toral candidates to attend the exam-
ination and he may grant permission
to those who for sufficient, reason
might wish to be present.
C. S. Yoakum
Doctoral Examination for Andrew
Alexander Ormsby, Biological Chem-
istry; thesis: "Changes in the Nitro-
genous Constituents of the Urine
Following the Administration of
Amino Acids." Monday, April 27,
317 West Medical, 1:30 p.m. Chair-
man, H. B. Lewis.
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

Docorl xaintionforRay
mond Earl Johnson, Zoology; thesis:
"The Distribution of Nebraska Fish-
es," Monday, April 27, 3089 Natural
Science, 8:00 a.m. Chairman, C. L.
By action of the Executive Board,
the Chairman may invite members
of the faculties and advanced doc-
toral candidates to attend the exam-
ination and he may grant pe'mission
to those who for sufficient reason
might wish to be present.
C. S. Yoakum
Claire Coci, well-known concert
organist, will appear at 4:15 p.m.
Sunday, April 26, in Hill Auditorium
in a program open to the genera
public. Miss Coci plans to present
a program of compositions by Bach
Langlais, Jepson, Liszt and Weitz.
Professor Percival Price, Univer
sity Carillonneur, will feature music
from Czechoslovakia in his recital a
7:15 Sunday evening, April 26. The
program will include Bohemian an
Slovak folk songs, as well as selec
tions from Smetana's Bartered Brid
and Dvorak's New World Symphony
A program of choral and wood
wind music will be heard at 8:30
Sunday evening, April 26, in Lydia
Mendelssohn Theater, when the Uni
versity of Michigan Choir, Hardi
Van Deursen, Conductor, and a clar

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recital at 8:30 Monday evening, April
27, in Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.
A pupil of Joseph Brinkman, Mr.
Wheeler is presenting the program
in partial fulfillment of the require-
ments for the degree of Master of
Music. The public is invited.
Exhibition: Museum of Art and
Archaeology, The Maud Ledyard von
Ketteler Collection of the University
of Michigan, Rackham Galleries,
April 9-25. Hours 2-5 and 7-10 p.m.,
European and Far Eastern Art Ob-
Exhibition, College of Architecture
and Design: An exhibition of ink-
and-brush life drawings by Milton
Horn of New York City, a resident
sculptor under a Carnegie Founda-
tion Grant at Olivet College, is being
shown in the ground floor cases of
the Architecture Building. Open
daily 9 to 5, except Sunday, through
April 2. The public is invited.
Henry Russel Lecture: Dr. Wil-
liam H. Worrell, Professor of Semi-
tics, will give the Henry Russel Lec-
ture on the subject, "An Account of
the Copts 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.
Cecil Brown lecture tickets are on
sale this morning at 10:00 and all
day Monday at Hill Auditorium box
office. Mr. Brown will be presented
by the Oratorical Association Mon-
day evening at 8:15, and will speak
on the subject, "The War in the Paci-
fic." This number is in place of the
Quentin Reynolds lecture, and pa-
trons are advised to use the Reynolds
ticket for admission.
Events Today
The Angell Hall Observatory will
be open to the public from 9:00 to
11:00 this evening. The moon and
the planet Jupiter will be shown
through the telescopes. Children
must be accompanied by adults.
University Flying Club: All mem-
bers intending to participate in the
Flying Meet today should be in front
of the Union at 1:00 p.m. Trans-
portation to the airport has been
arranged for at that time.
Phi Delta Kappa State Fellowship
Luncheon will be held today at
12:45 p.m. in the Michigan Union
The address, by S. I. Hayakawa, wil
be on "Language and Democracy.'
Initiation ceremonies for Omega
chapter will take place at 12:15 p.m
preceding the luncheon.
Graduate Party: Dancing and tabl
t games will be available at an inform
al party this evening, Rackham
Assembly Hall and Terrace. Com
l with friends or come to meet others
t Refreshments. Open to all graduat
and professional students and faculty
The Michigan Outing Club will gi
- on a week-end work hostel to th
c Saline Valley Farms today. Th
t group will leave at 1:00 p.m. from
c Hill Auditorium. For further in
d formation call Dan Saulson (9818) o
- Libby Mahlman (2-2539).
e - -
r The Suomi Club will meet tonigh
at 8:00 in the International Cente]
- All members are urged to attend.
a Theatre Arts Petitions are due i
- the Undergraduate office of th
n League not later than noon today.

Coming Events
A.S.M.E., Student Branch: "Un-
finished Rainbows," a sound motion
picture filmed in Technicolor, will
be presented at the next meeting of
the society on Tuesday, April 28, at
7:30 p.m. at the Union. Election of
officers will also be held and re-
freshments will be served.
First Methodist Church and Wesley
Foundation: Morning Worship Serv-
ice at 10:40 o'clock. Dr. Charles W.
Brashares will preach on "Experi-
ence." Wesleyan Guild meeting be-
ginning with supper and fellowship
at 6:00 p.m. Discussion at 6:30 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church: Church
Worship Services will be held at 10:30
Sunday with Mr. Clement Shoemak-
er delivering the sermon on "When
Self-Satisfaction Comes."
Trinity Lutheran Church worship
services will be held Sunday at 10:30
a.m. Rev. Henry Yoder will use as
his theme "Devotion, Decision and
Lutheran Student Association will
meet at Zion Lutheran Parish Hall on
Sunday at 4:00 p.m. for an out-door
meeting. Picnic meal will be served.
Memorial Christian Church (Dis-
ciples): 10:45 a.m., Morning Wor-
ship, Rev. Frederick Cowin, Minis-
5:30 p.m. The Disciples Guild will
leave the Guild House for a picnic
supper and vesper service at Huron
River Park near the Island. In case
of unfavorable weather, the supper
and vesper service will be held at
the same hour at the Guild House.
Small charge.
First Congregational Church: 10:45
a.m. Services of public worship. Dr.
Leonard A. Parr, minister, will preach
the sermon on the subject, "How To
Be Contented."
5:30 p.m. Ariston League, high
school group, will hold the third dis-
cussion in the group study series on
1 the world's living religions, led by
Erston Butterfield, entitled, "The Re-
ligion of Siddhartha Gautama."
First Presbyterian Church: Morn-
ing Worship, 10:45 a.m. "The Soul's
Wager," subject of the sermon by
Dr. W. P. Lemon on "The Christian
I Attitude Toward War."
Westminster Student Guild: Stu-
dent-led discussion at 7:15 p.m. Re-
t Sunday Evening Club supper meet-
ing at 6:00 p.m. for graduate and
l professional people.
The Church of Christ will meet for
. Bible study Sunday at 10:00 a.m. in
the Y.M.C.A. "Difficulty-the Door
of Opportunity" is to be the sermon
e theme for the morning worship at
- 11:00. The evening service will be at
a 8:00 with the sermon entitled: "In
e All Good Conscience." The midweek
. Bible study will be Wednesday at
e 8:00 p.m. The public is cordially in-
. vited.
o St. Andrew's Episcopal Church:
e 8:00 a.m. Holy Communion; 10:00
e a.m. High School Class; 11:00 a.m.
n Kindergarten, Harris Hall; 11:00 a.m.
- Junior Church; 11:00 a.m. Morning
r Prayer and Sermon by the Rev.
Frederick W. Leech; 4:00 p.m. H-
Square Club Meeting (high school
t students), Harris Hall; 7:30 p.m.
r. Episcopal Student Guild Meeting,
Harris Hall. Speaker: Mr. H. B.
Willcox, of the Univ. of Mich. His-
.n tory Dept. Subject: "Catholic and
e Protestant in the Church of Eng-


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