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By Lichty

Wash ington MerryGo-Roun

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Editorial Staff
Homer Swander .E a S . Managing Editor
Morton Mintz . . Editorial Director
Will Sapp . . . . City Editor
Charles Thatcher Associate Editor
George W. Sallade . . Associate Editor
Bernard Hendel . . . . . Sports Editor
Myron Dann . . . Associate Sports Editor
Barbara deFries . . . . Women's Editor
Business Staff
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Mary Lou Curran . . Women's Advertising Manager
Jane Lindberg . . Women's Business Manager
The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
New Daily Staff
TFakes Over.. .
THIS EDITORIAL is written in ful-
fillment of a tradition for which we
are thankful.
It is a tradition of long standing, but today-
in wartime-it assumes a fuller meaning than.
ever before. When we say that we will strive to
maintain the highest journalistic ethics, the
strictest rules of clarity, accuracy and objectiv-
ity, we know that your comment will not be, as
in peaceful years, "good intentions; here's hop-
ing that you live up to them.°'
This year you will demand much more. Any
mistake, any misjudgment you will criticize in-
dignantly-and rightly so.
If there was ever a time when you, the reader,
had a stake in The Daily, that time is now. You
have always depended upon us, but the respon-
sibilities have' never been so great, the impact
and importance of error so forceful.
But with the hope and the enthusiasm for our
positions that are the prerequisites of our suc-
cess, we know that we can and will build a foun-
dation of vigilance, thoroughness, initiative and
fairness--a foundation which will insure a com-
petent job.
A competent job, however, is a mediocre phrase
when applied to a college newspaper during
wartime. It may mean efficiency but it may also
mban taking it easy in many cases and knuck-
ling under in others.
Further, a merely competent job is not enough
to exercise and test our devotion to winning the
war and to the principles of freedom which are
so vital to a better world,
When we declare our intention to do all in
our power to advance these ideals, we do so
knowing that our course may be the rougher
for it. We realize that actively trying to help
strengthen the war effort on the campus and in
the nation is sometimes more difficult than rid-
ing along with it. Nevertheless this is the task
we have set for ourselves.
The retiring editors have shown us the way.
Our problems are not unique but are more in-
tense than those which burdened them. The
tradition they carried on is as firmly implanted
in us.

WASHINGTON--One factor behind Roose-
velt's seizure of Nazi patents was the fact that
even since Pearl Harbor, the U. S. Patent Office
has been granting patents to German com
Furthermore, some of these patents have been
granted to the German drug monopoly, I. G.
Farbenindustrie, whose gag-hold on the Ameri-
can chemical and pharmaceutical business has
been exposed by the Justice Department and the
Truman Committee.
To be sure, the Germans, after receiving
American patents, assigned the rights to Ameri-
can affiliates, but they are not obliged to do so.
The Germans still can get a valid patent in the
United States, war or no war, in fact are pro-
tected by U. S. law.
The Patent Office contends that the law
makes it necessary to grant patents to anyone
who fulfills the requirements-which is true.
However, it is equally true that the moribund
Patent Office and its super-conservative Patent
Commissioner Conway Coe have leaned over
backwards against liberalizing the law in recent
Note: Chiefly responsible for the current
Elections It Wartime
To the Editor:
war. In wartime, it is necessary that the
people should have faith in those in public office
in order that we may all work together effec-
tively. Public officers in times such as these
must be permitted more latitude in the exercise
of their powers. I heartily subscribe to that
Does this mean that the people of a democ-
racy must relinquish all check upon public offi-
cers and follow their leadership blindly when-
ever we enter a war? I think it does not. Our
end has been selected: the choice between war
and peace has been made; our objective is to
win the war; the issue as to what we should aim
to do is no longer open to question by anyone.
However, the problem of how we should go about
attaining our objective is very much open to
dispute. Far from following their officers like
sheep, civilians must more than ever be on their
toes to see that the best means is chosen. Al-
though we must all bend our efforts to the suc-
cessful operation of the method being used at
any moment, only fools will not exert themselves
to attempt to insure the employment of the
most desirable means available.
How can we judge what method is best in the
execution of a war? That method is best which
is most effective toward winning the war. Today
America says that she is engaged in an "all-out
effort" to win the war. Background voices are
asking, "Is a powerful nation engaged in an
all-out effort unable to relieve or evacuate
heroic forces which hold out for over four
months against overwhelming odds on the Ba-
taan Peninsula?" Common sense dictates a
negative answer. Immediately those voices will
follow with, "Then why were those forces not
relieved?" The answer to this question is sim-
ple. It is a matter of policy; America has chosen
to make military sacrifices today in order that
she may be in a position to crush her enemies
tomorrow. The question which I would ask you
is, "Has America chosen wisely?" The policy of
doing too little, too late to relieve American
outposts is being pursued with the object of
doing too much for the enemy to stop when we
are ready. However, it may well turn out that
by supplying too little relief, too late, today, we
may wind up having too much supply, too late,
tomorrow. To avoid such a possibility, America

must shake off the conservatism of its military
policy. We, and our Allies with us, must dare
to take chances to get results. As "Teddy"
Roosevelt used to say, "Nine-tenths of wisdom
is being wise in time." We could use the vigorous
action of a "Teddy" Roosevelt in American mili-
tary policy now.
AT THIS POINT, you are asking, "So what?
What can any individual civilian do about
it?" There are only two ways to change such
matters. Either the policies of those leading
must be changed or else the leaders must be
replaced. Civilian citizens may act continually
in the former direction through voicing their
opinions on the issue to those in office. As for
the latter, it must be effected through executive
officers. The citizenry elects the controlling
executive officers. This fall there will be a
congressional election; and Congress too has its
influence upon war policy, both domestic and
military. American citizens must elect men who
will prosecute a vigorous war policy and con-
tinually check to make sure that those elected
are maintaining such a policy. Since this is not
a party issue, extraordinary diligence on the part

Senate investigation of Patents are Senator
O'Mahoney of Wyoming and Thurman Arnold,
Good Neighbor Prinks
One of South America's brilliant ambassadors
in Washington has found the cure for the pro-
verbial hangover.
Compelled to toast the Good Neighbor policy
night after night this diplomat went to Johns
Hopkins medicos for advice.
"When I drink," he said, "I feel bad. Even if
I merely drink wine, I suffer from heartburn.
And I suffer even more if I drink whiskey."
The specialist pinched and pounded the diplo-
mat, and poured pink and purple fluids into him,
After tests that cost a total of $150, the doctor
offered the following prescription:
$efore you begin drinking, take a jigger of
olive oil. And after you have finished drinking,
take a glass of milk.
The diplomat now follows the high-priced
prescription with complete success. The Good
Neighbor program is saved.
Dies Spanked
It's a lucky thing for Congressman Dies that
he was absent (in Texas) when the House Ac-
counts Committee acted on his request for more
investigating funds.
Besides being held down to $110,000-about a
third of what, he asked-Dies also was given a
verbal shellacking that matched some of his
own tirades.
An interesting feature of this castigation was
that it was led by two members of his own com-
mittee-Representatives Joseph Casey of Massa-
chusetts and Jerry Voorhis of California.
"I want it to go in the record," Casey de-
clared, "that I and other members of the com-
mittee were not consulted on the recent unwar-
ranted attack on Vice President Wallace and
the Board of Economic Warfare. We didn't
know a thing about it, until we read Dies' re-
marks in the press. This happens all the time,
and I'm getting tired of it. I'm against Con-
gress spending further money on the committee
unless the chairman holds regular meetings and
lets us know what is going on."
Voorhis charged that Dies had not been au-
thorized to begin the hearings on "espionage"
he is now conducting in his home town in Texas.
Soviet Uniion "INeeds
An eriean iFriendship . .
T IS now respectable to look at the
Soviet Union and say: "There is a
great nation."
Through the long years between the wars
those dirty Reds were the most hated, feared
and profaned nation in all the world. They were
godless, believed in free love and, the greatest
sin, advocated world revolution.
That is all over now. It is over because the
keeping the United Nations fighting. They were
Soviet Union is the greatest factor in the war
the first people to hold Hitler.
Interspersed in more important remarks about
a second front, Lord Beaverbrook told the United
Nations that "Communism under Stalin has
won the applause and admiration of all western
nations . . ." And he insisted that we must do
more than aid Russia, but that we must fight
for them with all we have.
1HE USUAL QUESTION of what we must do
about the spread of Communism into our
institutions then arises. That question has
troubled this prejudiced nation before and dur-
ing the war.
Communisni has not spread through Ameri-
can institutions for all the activities of the
greatly overrated and overfeared Third Inter-
national. We do not elect Communist Party
men to anything. They are not in Congress, in
city governments or in state governments.
What has really happened is that reactionary
forces have utilized the fear of the Third Inter-
national for their own aims. They brand labor
unions as Communistic to destroy their public

favor. They call New Deal social reforms Com-
munistic to get rid of them.
,HEIR accusations have hindered our help-
ing fight Hitler side by side with the Soviet
Union. By now all of them should have been seen
for what they are. Lord Beaverbrook eloquently
showed them up for what should be the last
As an American political force Communism
nTeans nothing. It does not affect us in any of
our political life except as a tool of reaction-
Instead, as an international political force,
Communism, Stalin's Communism, has helped
us stay alive as a nation and has absolutely
saved Britain from ignoble defeat. But the
Soviet Union did not destroy our institutions
or anyone else's.
N O LONGER need we fear the "Red Menace",
we must now support the Soviet Union with
all our resources. We must help the Soviet Union
keep her promise to the world, the promise to
defeat the Fascists. Greater quantities of sup-
plies must be sent to hard-fighting Russia.


"When I joined up
corps hasn't had

I hoped I'd see action-but for 3 months our
a benefit fdance, vaudeville show or even a


VOL. LI. No. 156
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
memb~ers or the University.
Notice to Property Owners: If you
have purchased improved propertyr
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
Commencement Tickets: Tickets
for Commencement may be obtainedj
on request after May 11 at the In-j
formation Desk in the Business
Office, Room 1, University Hall. Be-
cause the Yost Field House will be
used for the exercises, rain or shine,
and because of its limited seating,
capacity, only three tickets will be
available for each senior. Please pre-
sent identification card when ap-
plying for tickets.
lerbert G. Watkins,
Assistant Secretary.
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 Commencemnent 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 45e for the book form.
Will each graduate, therefore, be
certain that the Diploma Clerk has
his correct mailing address to insure
delivery by mail. Tie U. S. Mail
Service will, of course, return all
diplomas which cannot be delivered.
Because of adverse conditions abroad,
foreign students should leave ad-
dressestin the United States, if pos-
sible, to which diplomas may be
It is preferred that-ALL diplomas
be personally called for.
Herbert G. Watkins,
Assistant Secretary
To All Members of the Faculty and
Administrative Staff: If it seems cer-
tain that any telephones will not be
used during the summer months,
please notify the Business Office, Mr.
Peterson. A saving can be effected
if instruments are disconnected for
a period of a minimum of three
months. Herbert G. Watkins
Detroit Armenian Women's Club
Scholarship: The Detroit Armenian
Women's Club offers a scholarship
for $100 for the year 1942-43 for
which young men and women of
Armenian parentage, living in the
Detroit metropolitan district who
demonstrate scholastic ability and
possess good character and who have
had at least one year of college work,
are eligible. Further information
may be obtained from me.
Dr. Frank E. Robbins,
1021 Angell Hall
Residence halls for Men and Wo-
men Applications for Staff Positions:

the Fall and Spring Terms; and it is Z
probable that there will be a limitedo
number of student and faculty staff
vacancies for the Summer Term.
Karl Litzenbergb
Public Health Assembly: An as-
sembly period forball students in
public health will be held on Wed- E
nesday, April 29, at 4:00 p.m. in theg
Auditorium of the W. K. Kelloggl
Institute. Dr. H. T. Dean, Dental
Surgeon, Division of Infectious Dis-
eases, National Institute of Health,
U. S. Public Health Service, will speakf
on "Research in Dental Caries." Allt
students in public health are expect-
ed to be present and others interesteds
are welcome.P
Seniors: The University sends out
interesting and instructive informa-
tion several times each year to all of
the alumni. In order that you may
receive these, please keep your cor-
rect address at all times on file in thea
Alumni Catalog Office. t
If you are entering the U.S. Armyt
or Navy Service, please advise thep
Catalog Office of such fact, giving a<
permanent address for the duration-
Your co-operation in this will bet
greatly appr'eciated.e
Lunette Hadley, Director
Admission to School of Businessa
Administration: Applications for ad-
mission to this School for the Sum-
mer Term must be filed not later
than May 1 by candidates for theg
B.B.A. degree. Application blanksz
and information available in Rooms
108 Tappan flil.
Mechanical and Electrical Engin- t
eers: Representatives of the R.C.A. I
Manufacturing Company will be int
the offices of the University Bureau
of Appointments today to interviewp
senior and junior engineers. Any2
senior or junior student of mechani-t
cal or electrical engineering may ar-
range for an interview with the repre-
sentative by calling Extension 371.f
University Bureau of Appointments I
and Occupational Information 1
('andidates for the Teacher's Certi-
ficate for May, 1942 are requested to
call at the office of the School of
Education, 1437 UES, this week (no
later than Friday) between the hoursl
of 1:30 and 4:30 to take the Teacherc
Oath which is a requirement for theI
1942 Dramatic Season: Counter1
sale of season tickets for the Drama-
tic Season will open today at 10
o'clock in the Garden Room, Michi-
gan League Building. The office will
be open until 5 o'clock daily for thet
sale of series tickets; tickets for in-
dividual performances will be placedt
on sale May 4.)
Doctoral Examination for Williami
James Gilbert, botany; thesis: "Stud-
ies on Marine Chlorophyceae of the
Philippines." Today, 1139 NaturalC
Science, 2:00 p.m. Chairman, W. R.
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
Geology--Field Courses at Camp
Davis: All students planning to en-

Men's Lounge of the Rackham
Building at 8:00 p.m. will be as fol-
Debussy: First Rhapsody for Clai-
aet played by Benny Goodman,
Schumann: Symphony No. 2, in C
Dohnanyi: Quartet No. 2 in D Flat
Sibelius: Concerto in D minor with
Pascha Heifetz.
Exhibitions .
Exhibition, College of Architecture
and Design: An exhibition of ink-
and-brush life drawings by Milton
Born of New York City, a resident
sculptor under a Carnegie Founda-
ion Grant at Olivet College, is being
hown in the ground floor cases of
he Architecture Building. Open
daily 9 to 5, except Sunday, through
April 28. 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" to-
day 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.
Lecture: Dennis W. Brogan, Pro-
fessor of Political Science in Cam-
bridge University, will speak on the
~subject, "The Working of English
Democracy in Wartime", under the
auspices of the Department of Polit-
ical Science, tonight at 8:00 in the
Rackham Amphitheatre. The public
is cordially invited.
Events Today
The Political Science Journal Club
will meet at 8:00 tonight in the Rack-
ham Amphitheatre. Dennis W. Bro-
gan, Professor of Political Science in
Cambridge, will speak on "Working
of Englsh Democracy in Wartime"
Botanical Journal Club will meet
onight at 7:30 in Room N.S. 1139,
Reports by:
Rosamond Griggs, "The depend-
ence of certain annuals on shrubs in
Southern California deserts." "Le-
gumes for erosion control and wild-
LeRoy Harvey, "A Flora of Neva-
da." A review.
Carmen Guadalupe, "Inducing
flowering and fruiting of sweet pota-
to by water culture." "Chimeras in
sweet ,potatoes."
Mauritz Anderson, "The synthetic
products and the uses of soy-beans."
Edward McDonald, "The guayule
plant as a possible source of rubber
in the present emergency."
Chairman-Elzada U. Clover.
Romance Languages Journal Club
will meet today at 4:15 p.m. in
the East Conference Room of
the Rackham Building. Professor
A. G. Canfield will speak on
"The Text of Balzac's 'Mdecin de
Campagne"'. Professor J. N. Lincoln
will present "A Note on the Indebt-
edness of Pereda's 'La Puchera' to
Breton's "'La Independencia'". Grad-
uate students and others interested
are cordially invited.
Tau Beta Pi till hold a regular
dinner meeting tonight in the Michi-
gan Union at 6:15. Professor Sher-
zer will be the speaker and he will
show movies of his Hudson Bay trips.
Sigma Rho Tau will meet at 7:30
tonight in the Union. Speech con-
tests will be continued to select the
delegates to be. sent to the National
Convention in- Toledo on Saturday,
May 9. All members are urged to
attend tonight's meeting and enter
the current contest.
A.S.M.E., Student Branch: "Un-

finished Rainbows," a sound motion
picture filmed in Technicolor, will
be presented at the meeting of the
society tonight at 7:30 at the Union.
Election of officers will also be held
and refreshments will be served.
Freshman Discussion Group: All
Freshmen interested in a frank dis-
cussion of religious and ethical prgb-
lems are invited to come to Lane Hall
this evening at 7:30. The topic for
discussion will be: "Is there an abso-
lute standard for good?"
A representative from each dormi-
tory, sorority, league house, and co-
operative house, participating in Lan-
tern Night Sing, must be present at
4:30 p.m. today at the W.A.B. for a
drawing 'to decide the order of sing
Women's Transfer Orientation Ad-
visors Meeting today at 4:00 p.m. in
the Kalamazoo Room of the League.
All advisors who do not attend this
meeting will be dropped from the
The WAA board will meet tonight
at 7:00 at the WAB.
The Merit Committee will meet
today at 3:15 p.m. Please have all
reports done by then.
Christian Science Organization will
meet tonight at 8:15 in the chapel
of the Michigan League.
Michigan Dames General Meeting
4-...k....t. of -4- 0. i"f k.. a ffinhibra

Homer Swander
Morton Mintz
George W.

Will Sapp
Charles Thatcher

Dies' Actions Resented
SByHis Committeemen ...
F OR A LONG TIME Martin Dies, the
un-subversive representative from
Texas, has been running his investigating com-
mittee to suit his own purposes.
Now his purposes have deviated from usual
committee policy, the established policy of any
Today's Washington Merry-Go-Round tells the
story of Dies' failure to inform the members of

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