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NIGHT EDITOR: MARK LIPPER
The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
Is Too Lenient.
W ITH President Roosevelt's anti-
W minflation message Monday night
came opposition and criticisms from all angles.
Some said his measures were too drastic, others
affirmed that the President had made his pro-
posals vague and had been too lenient.
Criticism was especially aimed at the third
of his seven-point program which will stabilize
wages and limit individual income to $25,000-
after the payment of taxes. It is the provision
"after the payment of taxes" which is causing
most of the discontent.
Though this income limitation may seem like
a drastic measure-even for wartime legislation,
when analyzed it is realy rather mild and in-
volves comparatively few individuals. The limi-
tation is on net income after payment of all
taxes including Federal income taxes. This
provision will exclude more than half of the
50,747 individuals earning more than $25,000
from the wage ceiling legislation.
It is generally known that during peacetime
many high income groups shirked Federal taxes
by donating money to various causes and reliefs.
Other methods were also used to keep from pay-
ing high taxes.
With this new and supposedly "bold" legisla-
tion there will be a great deal of shirking and
sneaking under the $25,000 ceiling. Many high-
salaried men will buy taxable real estate and
spend all income in excess of $25,000 on local,
state and Federal taxes, at the same time build-
ing up large estates for themselves.
Had President Roosevelt posed a flat $25,000
limitation without allowance for taxation, the
measure would have had more value and import.
Then high income earners would not be able to
avoid the legislation by purhasing more and
more taxable property,
Someone may mention "patriotic duty," but
very often patriotic duty is overlooked . . . es-
pecially when it involves personal welfare. Many
individuals will satisfy their consciences by ra-
tionalizing that the government benefits from
the taxes they pay and the more property they
own the greater the taxes the government will
Maybe the President feared severe opposition
if he made his proposals more drastic, or maybe
he felt that war costs should not be borne to an
excess on the shoulders of the high income
groups. Yet it seems that if the government
wants to bear the brunt where it will hurt least
a flat $25,000 limitation should have been im-
posed. .- Mark pper
Of Our Problems . .
Last year President Ruthven kept on his lawn
six specimens of the rare flagpole horse, "Equus
DID THEY SURVIVE THE RIGORS OF
OUR NORTHERN WINTER?
F THEY HAVE )HE IHIBERNA'ING
HABIT, ARE THEY STILL HIBERNAT-
DID THE ARMY TAKE THEM AS RE-
URCHIN L. BEAKER was named by his high
school yearbook as "most typical high school
boy." Therefore he shall be the object of our
scrutiny this morning.
One morning Molasses L. Beaker, Urchin's
father, said to little Urchin: "Urchin, my boy, it
is time we thought seriously about your career.
I have here catalogs of 7,396 different colleges
recommended by the American Association of
Schools and Colleges." Young Beaker picked the
catalog with the most pretty girls on the cover
and decided to enroll immediately in the Uni-
versity of Texas.
He was rejected, however, because he did not
fulfill the rrequirements for physical culture,
color photography and style of haircut. He
applied to 63 other colleges and was accepted at
Michigan, which, at the time of writing, had
run out of tall, blond boys from the state of
South Dakota, for such was Urchin's state.
"Urchin, my, boy," said his father the day
Urchin departed for Michigan,"I want you never
to forget that you are a Beaker."
W HEN Urchin L. Beaker arrived at Ann Arbor,
he was accosted by a taxi driver. Never
having seen a taxi before, little Urchin entered,
for he had read about taxis and the places they
take eager young men.
The 'taxi took young Urchin to a massive
dormitory, where Urchin spent his first year.
He had 16 cents upon his person that year, and
he would have liked to live in a less expensive
residence, but there was a rule about freshmen.
So young Urchin lived in the dorms. Poor Urchin
found it impossible to study, for the other young
boys in the dormitory were constantly running
up and down the halls shrieking and screaming,
hitting each other over the heads with coke
bottles, playing softball in the recreation rooms
and practicing on their trap drums. This was
WASHINGTON--When Harry Hopkins and
Averell Harriman arrived in Russia several
months ago, one thing Stalin told them was that
he didn't want any American observers at the
"Our regime is different from yours," Stalin
said in effect. "I know you have foreign ob-
servers and newspapermen at the front, but we
run things differently. So please don't askus
Therefore, at no time have American or Brit-
ish observers been on te Russian front. A few
U. S. officers have made trips behind the lines,
but only for a short time. This is why U. S.
official knowledge of the exact condition of the
Russian army is either second-hand or deduc-
However, according to the best sources avail-
able, here is an approximate estimate of Rus-
sia's strength and her chances of holding out
against Germany this spring and summer. The
picture is neither black noi' white. It is mixed.
First, it is an inescapable fact that the Ger-
man retreat during the winter was not so im-
portant as generally featured
in Moscow cables. Actually,
the Nazis executed a brilliant
maneuver in straightening
their lines, and an examina-
ton of the map shows that
teir retea t, was not vey
However, the Russian army
has shown itself to be of much
Drew Pearson tougher stuff than anyone ex-
pected. Its man power seems unlimited. Morale
is high, while German morale is reported poor,
with troops tired and depending in part on Bul,-
garia, Hungary, Rumania and Italy.
Russia's greatest lack is tanks and airplanes.
These have been going from thO United States
and England as fast as we can ship them-but
toot fast enough. On the other hand, the Rus-
sians have a good tii ply of small arms and
machine guns .
Tierefore, Rj- issia iu ci a 1-1(P5 gal iist ,ithe cr-
mans ought to be about fifty-fifty--perhaps
even better in the extreme south where they will
be aided by the steep mountain peaks of the
Worry Over NearE ast
What worries Allied strategists is the prospect
of a Nazi push against the British in the Near
East-simultaneous with a drive against South
British troops unfortunately have not stodd
up well against. von P omnmel in Libya. At one
time he was reduced to only thirty tanks, and
if the British were not able to wipe him out
then, things don't look too optimistic for the
in the quiet hours. During the noisy hours it
was every man for himself.
So young Urchin bought himself a dollar's
worth of "nekid-gal calendars," a pencil box, a
used copy of the Little Red Hen, a dry-cleaning
contract, a subscription to Garg and a girl
friend, and started to work in earnest.
By the end of his freshman year, young Urchin
The difference between an esker and a
Women arenot to be trusted.
How to smoke.
How to cheat on examinations.
Napoleon's middle name.
That the campus is controlled by Com-
How to find the men's room in the Natural
THEN Urhin was pledged to a fraternity,
where he spent his soplomore year. He was
intent upon studying this year, but his brothers
insisted that he go out for an activity. He was
on the League Council for seven weeks before
he discovered it was for women.
By the end of his sophomore year, young
Urchin had learned:
When he was a junior, everything was differ-
ent. Young Urchin quit his fraternity (as 87.3%
of frat men do their junior year-and who can
blame them?) and lived in a quiet little house
near Saline, which he picked up for a song. He
raced to and from campus in a repossessed Cord
roadster which he paid for by scraping corpses
off the Field House floor after pep rallies, and
instead of going to classes he spent his time
evading the auto ban (Note: He sure fooled
you officials-and I could have given you his
name and address but you didn't ask me).
By the end of his junior year, young Urchin
You can make 11 miles to the gallon In a
The girls have more of a tendency toward
Buicks than Cords these days.
1N Urchin's senior year he bought a Buick. He
paid his best friend, Partridge Silkworm, $5
to attend each class and take each exam for
At long last, Urchin graduated. By that time,
he had learned:
He even forgot the difference between an
esker and a drumlin.
One day, Mr. M. Greasy Gosling, president of
Amalgamated Industries, Inc., looked through
the month's batch of job applications. One
stood out. It said:
Name-Urchin L. Beaker.
Do you hold a diploma?-Definitely.
Did you receive any honors while at school.-
Yes, Pu Pu Pu fraternity.
"A college graduate," squealed Mr. Gosling,
"and a fraternity brother of mine as well! Put
him to work in the Shipping Department imme-
"But," interrupted the personnel manager,
"he's a moron."
"Excellent!" Mr. Gosling replied, "make him a
So goes the story of Urchin B.,
Bashed on the head at the age of three,
Voted the typical college grad,-
Ahi! how true, but oh! how sad!
Egypt, Syria and Palestine, and so blast through
the gateways to the oil fields of Persia and
Mesopotamia. This would open the way to an
advance on Russia from the south.
This prospective blow at the Near East is the
biggest worry of all.
However, balanced against tis is Hlitler's own
worry over a British-U.S. invasion of Europe or
NorthI A frica. plus the tremendous supplies we
are del vering both to Russia and Egypt. So the
picture is mixed, with only one thing sure: Hit-
er has got to will this Ui1mmerorl he is finished,
Anna Rosenberg, Washington's female Felix
Frankfurter, would not be averse to getting the
job of Miss Lhand, private >
seretary to the President.
She has had her finger in all
sorts of pies lately-from
guiding Nelson Rockcfeller's
show t o liking Paul McNutt
as Manpower Adininstratorf
.M. lie Nayi. ' ari broadcast-
ing messagcs like tHis to Puer-
to Rico: "Admiral Hoover-
doesn't have to paint his Robert Allen
buildings green. We already know where they
are and the green paint camouflage won't hide
them." Admiral Hoover is naval commander at
Puerto Rico, and it is a fact that he has been
painting his buildings .. .
There is pretty good reason to believe that the
Nazis know the date of sailing and cargo of
every ship leaving U.S. ports ... Mayor LaGuar-
dia now has five stars on his c'a - -one more
than MacArthur. ''hey represent the five bor-
oughs of New York . . . Commander Paul Smith's
room in his home was rifled the other day,
Commander Smith, ex-editor of the San Fran-
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 1942
VOL. LII. No. 157
Publication in the Daly Official
Bulletin Is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
The United States Treasury offers
the following schedule for the sys-
tematic purchase of Series E United
States War Bonds:
weekly And you In one year
earnings save each you will
are week save
$ 5- 10 $ 0.25 $ 13.00
10- 15 .50 26.00
15- 20 .75 39.00
20- 30 1.25 65.00
30- 40 2.00 104.00
40- 50 4.00 208.00
50- 60 6.00 312.00
60- 70 8.00 416.00
70- 80 10.00 520.00
80-100 12.00 624.00
100-150 20.00 1,040.00
150-200 35.00 1,820.00
Over 200 . . . . . .
Shirley W. Smith
Seniors: The firm which furnishes
diplomas for the University has sent
the following caution: Please warn
graduates not to store diplomas in
cedar chests. There is enough of the
moth-killing aromatic oil in the av-
erage cedar chest to soften inks of
any kind that might be stored inside
them, resulting in seriously damag-
ing the diplomas.
Shirley W. Smith
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 befor'e 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
Shirley W. Smith
Staff Travel by Automobile: As a
measure of economy it is requestedl
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
the samne time may ride in the same
car, and save both tires and expense.
A record of such plans will be kept
in the President's Office, and those
who find it necessary to make a trip
may inquire there as to the possi-
bility of riding with others. Waste
LVerne Noyes Scholarships: Pre-1
sent holders of these scholarships
w%o desire to a;ipplv for ren ewa s for
1942-41 should crll at 1021 Angell
ba11 ll andfill 0OW1the lau)Lk Ioinils for
F'ra n ;. .obbins
Students fr-om the C'ollege of Lit-
erature, Science, and the Arts who
are participating in the Reserve Of-
ficers Training Corps 'trial review,
Friday, May 1, at 4:07 p.m. will be
excused from classes at 3:55 p.m.
E. A. Walter, Assistant Dean
'T'eaching l)epartments Wishing to
Recommend tentative May graduates
from the College of Literature, Sci-
ence and the Arts and the School of
Education for Departiental Honors
should( sei ud:11 nam 1,O tl Ir1egis-
trar's Office. oom0 4, 11. I lall before
May 1. 1942.
ll1bert I. Williams,
Public l'alth Assembly: An as-
sembly period for all students in
public health will be held to-
day at 4:00 p.m. in the Audi-
torium of the W. K. Kellogg
Institute. Dr. H. T. Dean, Dental
Surgeon, Division of Infectious Dis-
eases, National Institute of Health,
U. S. Public Health Service, will speak
on "Research in Dental Cries." All
students iinmpublic 1health <1m'ecexpecOit-
ed to be presO'int an d rothers illerested
Men's Residence Halls: Reapplica-
tions for the Summer and Fall Terms
in the Men's Residence Halls should
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"I'll just write Mr. Henderson in Washington and have him
put a price ceiling on your thumb!"
B.B.A. degree. Application blanks
and information available in Room
108 Tappan Hall.,'t
. Wanted at Once: Men students who
are willing and able to do inside and
outside work, such as houseclean-
ing, painting, yard and garden work.
I have a considerable number of
odd jobs listed at the Employment
Bureau available to young men whot
wish to earn some extra cash.
Apply to Miss Elizabeth A. Smith,
Employment Bureau, Room 2, Uni-
versity Hall. Telephone 4121, Ext.
ROTC Review: The Deans of the
College of Literature, Science, and
the Arts and College of Engineeringa
have approved a blanket excuse for
ROTC students from classes at 3:55
p.m. on Friday, May 1, to permit
them to attend the ROTC trial re-
view on that date.
Candidates 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 hours
of 1:30 and 4:30 to take the Teacher
Oath which is a requirement for the
Admission to Degree Program for
Honors in Liberal Arts: Sophomorest
with a B average or better may apply
for entrance into the Honors Pro-
gram not later than Friday, May 1.
Applications are received at Dean
Woodburne's office, 1208 Angell Hall.
English 150 (Playwriting): Instead1
of the regular class meeting Mondayi
evening, May 4, the class will attend
the laboratory production at 8 o'clockl
in the University High School Audi-
torium. . Kenneth Rowe
German 160 will meet in 407 Libra-
ry on Thursday at 3:45 p.m. as usual.
Doctoral Examination for Gloria
D. Cortes, Chemistry: thesis: "The
Preparations and Reactions of 3-
Methylphenanthrene and Related
Compounds." Thursday, April 30,
309 Chemistry, 2:00 p.m. Chairman,
W. E. Bachmann.
By actions 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. Yoakun
Tlc recital by Professor Percival
Price on the Baird Carillon in Burton
Tower at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, April
30, will be devoted to the music and
composers of Russia. In addition to
Russian folk songs and songs of the
Red Army, Professor Price has
planned to include compositions by
Rubinstein, Tchaikovsky and Boro-
din. - / .
Ulniversity Lecture: Dr. Carol Ar-
onovici, Director of the Columbia
University Housing Study, will lec-
ture on "New Concepts of Commun-
ity Planning in Theory and Practice"
at 4:15 p.m., Monday, May l1, in the
Rackham Lecture Hall under the
auspices of the College of Architec-
ture and Design and the Depart-
ment of Sociology. The public is
Even is Today
Col, Joseph II. Carr and Lt. Rondel
Cox of the Army Air Forces will dis-
cuss the new Aviation Cadet Enlisted
Reserve program at 8:00 tonight in
the Rackham Lecture Hall. The
talk will be accompanied by sound
fic" will be presented by Professor
Wesley H. Maurer. The coffee hour
is open to all students and towns-
Quarterdeck Society: There will be
a meeting in Room 336 West Engin-
eering Bldg. at 7:30 tonight. Mr.
Philip Mandel will speak on "Organ-
ization of Ocean Commerce." Elec-
tion of officers for next semester will
also be held.
Alpha Phi Omega will meet tonight
at 7:30 in the Union. Everyone
should return the money and tickets
of the Swing Concert.
Polonia Society will meet this eve-
ning at 7:30 in room 305, Michigan
Union, for Polish folk dancing. This
will be one of the last social functions
of the society this year.
Phi Beta Kappa: A special meet-
ing is to be held today at 3:30 p.m.
in 1018 Angell Hall. All members
are urged to attend.
The German Roundtable, Interna-
tional Center, will meet tonight at
9:00 in Room 23. Miss Joe Reisher
and Mrs. Lettie Dresden will lead the
discussion on "Wortspiele."
The Annual French Play: Le Cercle
Francais will present "La Belle Aven-
ture," a comedy in three acts by de
Caillavet, de Flers and Rey tonight,
at 8:30 in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theater. Tickets will be on sale at
the Box Office of the Theater today
from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Phone
The annual business meeting and
luncheon of the Faculty Women's
Club will be held at 12:45 p.m. today
at the Michigan League Ballroom.
Music will be provided by Psurfs at
The Ann Arbor Library Club will
meet in the Amphitheater of the
Rackham Building at 7:45 p.m. on
Thursday, April 30.
The program has been prepared
by students of the Department of
Library Science. "Propaganda is
the topic for discussion. Miss Eliza-
beth Simkins will discuss "Propa-
ganda in the Library." Professor
James K. Pollock of the Political
Science Department will speak on
"An American Propaganda Offen-
sive." The general discussion will be
directed by Mr. Franklyn Bright.
A short business meeting with elec-
tion of officers will precede the pro-
Refreshments will be served after
Members of the Club are cordially
The English Journal Club will meet
Thursday evening, April 30, at 7:45
in the West Conference Room of the
Rackham Building. Mr. Kenneth
Millar will speak on "Donne and
Herbert," and Mr. Richard Fogle will
discuss "The Imagery of Keats."
Graduate students in English and
other interested persons are welcome.
Women of the University Faculty:
'he dinner meeting will be held in
the League, on Friday, May 1, at
6:30 p.m. Reservations must be sent
to Dr. Adelaide Them before noon on
Thursday, April 30.
Varsity Glee Club: Meeting at 7:30
Thursday night in the Glee Club
Phi Beta Kappa: Annual Initiation
Banquet of the Michigan Chapter
will be held at the Michigan Union,
on Saturday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. Dr.
Harlow Shapley, Director of the Har-
vard College Observatory, will speak
on "Stars and Politics." Reserva-
tions should be made with the Secre-
tary, Hazel M. Losh, Observatory by
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