THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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NIGHT EDITOR: IRVING JAFFE
The editorials published in The Michigan
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WASHINGTON-One subject very much on
the tongues of Republican leaders at the
National Committee meeting in Chicago was
Gen. Douglas MacArthur.
The hotel lobbies, corridors and cocktail
lounges buzzed with discussion of his possibili-
ties as the GOP "strong man" in 1944. Much
political significance seemed to be attached to
the fact that Pat Hurley, Secretary of War in
Hoover's cabinet who is now U.S. Minister to
New Zealand, is in close contact with Mac-
However, there was one point on which the
GOP chiefs were very much in doubt-Mac-
Arthur's party label, whether he is a Republican
or Democrat. No one appeared to know defi-
nitely in which camp to place him. But one
story that went the rounds did give MacArthur
a GOP "sant."
According to this report, he sent several
friends to the 1920 convention in Chicago, which,
after a bitter fight, finally nominated Warren G.
Harding, and instructedthem to submit his
name to the delegates in the event any interest
developed in a World War hero.
Mac Arthur was then in his early 40's and
commandant of West Point. He had made an
outstanding record as the front-line commander
of the famous Rainbow Division and was a very
popular figure, particularly among veterans of
However, no interest developed at Chicago
and his name never got into the headlines.
Note: Gen. MacArthur wasn't the only presi-
dential possibility discussed at the recent Na-
tional Committee meeting. There also was some
talk of a 1944 ticket made up of Tom Dewey of
New York and isolationist Senator "Curley"
Brooks, who had just won the Illinois renomina-
tion. Dewey, who has been on both sides of the
isolationist issue, is preparing for another try
at the New York governorship as the spring-
board to the White House two years hence.
Brooks is the Chicago Tribune's white hope-
provided he is reelected in November.
Silent Whie House .. .
THE WHITE HOUSE is dead. It could hardly
be deader if it had been bombed. The win-
dows are hung with long funereal black-out cur-
tains, and the liveried butlers stand idle. The
great East Room has a new parquet floor, but
there is no one to dance on it.
Simply as a matter of ritual, fresh flowers are
still brought into the rooms every day, but there
are only three regular residents to see them. The
crowds that used to make a public museum of
the White House are a thing of the past.
Two years ago this month a high point in
tourism was reached when 8,000 men, women,
children and babes-in-arms traipsed through
parts of the White House in a single morning.
And as recently as Easter, 1941, 4,000 children
and mothers were admitted to the White House
grounds in a single hour.
Then came the ruling that only men in uni-
form would be admitted to the White House as
sightseers, and only on Saturday mornings.
Later came Pearl Harbor, and all tourists were
barred. Now, the old residence that used to be
called the "President's Palace" resounds regu-
larly to the steps of only three tenants-the
President, Mrs. Roosevelt and Harry Hopkins.
Ro~ose vel timly Dinners .
In the usher's office, just inside the front door,
an old-fashioned call-board is hung, to indicate
when guests are in or out. There is space for
twenty names, but on a recent day it carried
Of Race Riots Urged .
SOLDIERS with fixed bayonets and
policecwith their clubs lifted kept
the picket lines from forming again around De-
troit's Sojourner Truth Housing Project when
the first families moved in Wednesday.
The first pickets, white men who objected to
Negro occupancy of the war housing project,
gathered with their signs and heavy staffs. The
inevitable fight started and soon turned into a
Occupancy had to be delayed for two months
as a result of the riot and, more important, be-
cause of powerful appeals to authorities who
failed to act decisively.
Further complications resulted when three
leaders of the rioters were charged with sedition
and brought before the federal courts. Their
records included membership in the recently
raided National Workers League where masses
of seditious literature was found.
ARGUMENTS that were advanced at the time
included catch-phrases about the decline of
property values in the section. Woeful tales
about the life savings of property owners were
heard. And picket signs told of the dangers to
white girls walking in the streets of a Negro
For all the catch-phrases, the fact that the
project had been promised to Negro war work-
ers could not be obscured, That project be-
loged to them.
Now they are occupying the Sojourner Truth
Housing Project as they should have more than
two months ago. But it is unfortunaate that it
was necessary to supply protection.
THE WHOLE PROBLEM of the Negro minor-
ity, a 1mnority comprising 10% of the popu-
lation. is involved in the Sojourner Truth Project
Solution of the problem ('annot be accom-
plished by handling it with the kid gloves of
simpering conciliators. All that has come of
nice talking has been postponement.
Hard-boiled, vigorous action of the type that
finally resulted in the Sojourner Truth squab-
bles is the only decisive measure. Where race
riots crop up again they should be handled
quickly and unyieldiligly as was finally done in
Detroit.-- Leon Gordenker
Olive l'ranclh lit Sweden
A HITLER ENVOY anxious to talk peace is
reported to have arrived in Stockholm. De-
tails are lacking, but two things we may be sure
of. No Nazi emissary ih putting forth sincere
peace feelers, and no United Nations representa-
tive is giving ear to whatever hogwash the
Stockholm- visitor is purveying.
The "peace is in the air" theme is one of the
Nazi propagandists' stock items. Like the
"Germany is meeting severe reverses" routine,
it is hopefully designed to lull the Reich's foes
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only the names of Mrs. Roosevelt, Harry Hop-
kins, and Lorena Hickok, long-time friend of
both the First Lady and Hopkins, who often
stay at the White House. (The President's name
is never entered on the board.)
A few days ago the social blackout was lifted
to admit the Crown Princess of the Netherlands
and her consort for a dinner party. But no guest
list was released, and the affair was kept pn the
level of a family dinner, in the family dining
A year ago it was possible to drive along Penn-
sylvania Avenue, turn in at the White House
gate, hand a calling card to the footman at the
front door, and eventually receive an invitation
from Mrs. Roosevelt to come for tea.
Today the gates are closed and are heavily
guarded. The two avenues flanking the White
House are barred to traffic entirely. Never in
100 years has the White House been so heavily
guarded. The teas and receptions are cancelled
for the duration, and the normally democratic
residence of the Chief Executive stands cold and
Alaskan Highway . .
After all the hullabaloo about the vitally
needed military highway to Alaska, it now looks
as if it would take at least two years, perhaps
nearer three years to build it. One trouble is
there is still an argument about the route.
To date the Army has picked a route by way of
Edmonton, center of the prairie state of Alberta,
which is longer than the route advocated by
Alaskan territorial officials.
The Alaskan officials propose a short quick
route straight up from the State of Washington
to Prince George, then on to White Horse. Part
of this-about 400 miles to Prince George-al-
ready is built. And if interned German, Italian
and Japanese prisoners were put to work.on the
remaining link, it might be finished before
TlO TIIE, EDITO01
To the Editor:
oo MUCH ENERGY of the labor movement
has been devoted in the past to internal
squabbles. But an open attack cannot be ig-
nored. I refer to the "Victory Communique"
issued by the Young Communist League last
week. This leaflet calls for a boycott of the
so-called "appeasement" press such as "Social
Justice," the "Chicago Tribune," the "N. Y.
Daily News." etc., and then adds: "We must add
to this list the Hearst papers. the Saturday Eve-
ning Post, Norman Thomas' 'Socialist Call,'
the Trotskyite press." Meanwhile the Stalinist
"Worker" of April 26 demands that Norman
Thomas be kept off the air.
I shall take up the defense for "Labor Action,"
a militant Socialist weekly which regards Leon
Trotsky as the outstanding revolutionary Social-
ist since the death of Lenin, but which had cer-
tain political differences with him before his
assassination by the Stalinist GPU agents in
Mexico City in 1940.
'T IS OBVIOUS what "'democracy" means to
tim Communists: demor'acy for all who fol
low the latest zig-zag of the official party line;
suppression for those who do not.
Let us recall the "American Peace Mobiliza-
tion" and other front organizations, the violently
anti-American, anti-English, and anti-French
eampaign waged by the Stalintern during the
heyday of the Nazi-Soviet pact (1939-41). And
this leaflet has the gall to say of the "appeas-
ers": "They hope to 'prepare America for the
fate of Fratice '' I was precisely the Commu-
nists who were carrying on a completely defeat-
ist propagamnila in France at lie time of the
Nazi invasion in 1940 and the air-blitz over'
England! But let's not talk about that.
'HESTALINISTS would do well to ponder
over the following statement made by R. F.
Andrews in a pamphlet issued by the Communist
Party of Great Britain entitled "The Labor
Party and the Menace of War," published in
1934 and withdrawn a year later. "Supposing,"
it said, "Fascist, Germany attacks the U.5.1..'
are you in favor of the workers supporting the
British or French goveriiiiments in ai attack on
Pascist Germany? Ideri no clirciumstazwes! Sm ich
action would help the German capitalists to
represent the war as one of self-defense, it
would strengthen British capitalists and weaken
British workers, it would put British Imperialism
in the event of victory in a favorable position for
attacking the U.S.S.R., it would mean suppress-
ing the inevitable revolt in India and the Em-
pire." - For "Labor Action
To the Editor:
°1HE INTEtL(U:1 B BOARD of the International
Center wishes to thank students, faculty and
townspeople for their generous support of the
second annual International Ball. Receipts
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meals at the Hospital-Second Floor
Lobby-Mr. A. B. Cook, Assistant
4. When you receive your war ra-
tion book, do not use it to buy sugar
unless you need it.
5. The cooperation of all students
in carrying out the plan will be ap-
preciated by the faculty and staff
who are serving as registrars in this
Robert L. Williams
Registrars for Sugar Rationing,
College of Literature, Science and
the Arts: There willbe ameeting
today at 4:10 p.m. in Room 1025,
Angell Hall, for all -persons who will
act as registrars. It is particularly
requested that those who are assigned
at 8:00 on Monday morning be pres-
ent at this meeting.
C. 1 Davis
Commencement Tickets: Tickets
for Commencement may be obtained
on request after May 11 at the In-
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.
Herbert G. Watkins,
To Students Graduating at Com-
mencement, May 30, 1942: The bur-
den of mailing diplomas to membersj
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 UniversitynBusiness 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
It is preferred that ALL diplomas
be personally called for.
Herbert G. Watkins,
To Al 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
School of Education Convocation:
The seventh annual Convocation of
undergraduate and graduate students
who are candidates for the Teacher's
Certificate during the academic year
will be held in the Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theater on Tuesday, May 5, at
4:15 p.m. This Convocation is spon-
sored by the School of Education;
and members of other faculties, stu-
dents, and the general public are
cordially invited, Vice-President Yoa-
kum will preside at the Convocation
and Dr. DeWitt S. Morgan, Super-
intendent of Schools, Indianapolis,
Indiana. will give the address.
To the Members of the Faculty of
the College of Ltierature, Science,
and the Arts: The last regular meet-
ing of the Faculty of the College of
Literathure, Science, and the Arts fo
the academic session of 1941-1942
will be held in Room 1025 Angell
lalt. Monday, May 4. at 4:10 p.m.
Edward HI. Kraus
1. Cosidevatioli of the uinutes of
the neetin of April 6th, 1942 (pt)
834-842), which were distributed by
2. Consideration of reports submit-
ted with the call to the meeting:
a. Executive Committee, Professor
f. L. Sharfman.
b. University Council, Associate
Pr'mofessor' Lawrence crPreuss.
c. Executive Board of the Gradu-
alIc School. Professor E. F, Barker.
d, Senate Advisory('ommit tee on
Univer'ity Affairs, Professor A. W
e. Deans' Conference, Dean E. 11
K ra us.
3. Elections (Nominating Commit
tee: Professors R. L. Belknap, H. T
Price, and A. S. Aiton, Chairman.)
a. Five members of the University
Council, to serve for three years.
b, Two members of the Administra
live Board, to serve for three years
Consult pages 762-764 of the facul-
ty minutes for lists of present mem-
bers of the University Council, Ad-
ministrative Board, and other com.-
4. Summer meeting of the Faculty
5. Physical training requirement
See recommendations, page 5 of tht
...,,..vs-nr rs^n n .vttti n - Yt ,,'lt
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
German Table for Faculty Mem-
bers will meet Monday at 12:10 in
the Founders' Room Michigan Un-
ion. Members of all departments are
cordially invited. There will be a
brief talk on "Der Oberstaatssekretar
Samuel Pepys" by Mr. H. T. Price.
Students from the College of Lit-
erature, Science, and the Arts who
are participating in the Reserve Of-
ficers Training Corps triam review,
today at 4:07 p.m. will be excused
from classes at 3:55 p.m.
E. A. Walter, Assistant Dean
College of Engineering: Students
who expert to attend the Summer
Term, June 15 to September 26,
should notify the Secretary's Office,
Room 263, West Engineering Build-
ing, as soon as possible.
A. H. Lovell, Secretary
Freshen and Sophomores, College
of Literature, Science, and the Arts:
Students who will have freshman or
sophomore standing at the end of the
present semester and who plan to re-
turn either for the summer term or
the fall term should have their elec-
tions approved for the next semester
that they expect to be in residence,
as soon as possible. There will be
little or no time to sign up returning
students durming the registration peri-
ods preceding either of these semes-
ters, so it is strongly urged that this
be taken care of now. You may
make an appointment with your
counselor by telephoning Extension
613 or by calling at the Office of the
Academic Counselors, 108 Mason
Arthur Van Duren, Chairman,
National Youth Administration;:
Students who will register' for the
Summer Term and will carry at least
eleven credit hours may continue
working on N.Y.A. until June 20.
Those desiring to do so, please noti-
fy Mr. Harold S. Anderson at the
CN.Y.A. . office in the Storehouse
Building, Telephone Univ. Ext. 709.
ROTC Review: The Deans of the
f College of Literature, Science, and
the Arts and College of Engineering
have approved a blanket excuse fo
ROTC students from classes at 3:55
p.m. today to permit them to attend
the RO TC trial review on that date
Admission to School of Business
C Administration: Applications for ad-
mission to this School for the Sum-
mer Term must be filed not late
than May 1 by candidates for th
B.B.A. degree. Application blank
and information available in Roon
108 Tappan Hall.
Admission to Degree Program fo
Donors in Liberal Arts: Sophomore
with a B average or better may appl
for entrance into the Honors Pro
. grain not later than today. Applica
tions are received at Dean Wood
. urne's office, 1208 Angell Hall.
Candidates for the Teacher's Certi
ficate for May, 1942 are requested t
call at the office of the School o
y Education, 1437 UES, this week (ii
later than today) between the hour
- of 1:30 and 4:30 to take the Teache
, Oath which is a requirement for th
"Oh, we're not worried about living conditions in Washington-
Wilbur's business is being investigated by a Senate committee and
they'll HAVE to provide us good accommodations!"
ROTC: The Provisional Rifle Com-
pany will meet at ROTC Headquart-
ers on Saturday, May 2, at 1:30 p.m.
Problem on Rifle Platoon in an out-
All students who wish to apply for
assistance through the National
Youth Administration for the next
FALL TERM and SPRING TERM,
1942-43, should leave their home ad-
dresses with Miss Elizabeth A. Smith,
Room 2, University Hall, before the
close of this semester.
J. A. Bursley, Dean of Students
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupation Information
has received notification of the fol-
lowing Civil Service announcements.
The closing date is given in each
United States Civil Service
Tabulating Machine Operators,
$1,260 to $1,440, until further notice.
Printer, Monotype Keyboard Oper-
ator, $1.26 hr., June 9, 1942.
Bindery Operative (hand and ma-
chine), $.66 hr., June 9, 1942.
Under Mimeograph Operator, $1,-
260, until further notice.
Michigan State Civil Service.
Dockman B, $115 a month, May 8,
Dockmaster A, $135 a month, May
Further information may be ob-
tained from the announcement which
is on file in the office of the Univer-
sity Bureau of Appointments and Oc-
cupational Information, 201 Mason
Hall. Office hours 9-12 and 2-4.
Bureau of Appointments and
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments has received notice of the fact
that the Y.M.C.A. of Chicago is in-
terested in recruiting twelve univer-
sity and college graduates for the
Junior Secretaries' Training Plan.
The openings that are available are
described in detail in the announce-
ment in the University - Bureau of
Appointments, 201 Mason Hall. Of-
fice hours, 9-12 and 2-4.
Bureau of Appointments and
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments has received notice of the fact
that the Yale University School of
Nursing has decided to enter a~groUp
of students for the preclinical course
in nursing on June 23. This group
iof students will be in addition to
those who will enter the regular
course on September 16. Further
information may be had in the Uni-
versity Bureau of Appointments, 201
Mason Hall. Office hours, 9-12 and
WE HOPE that the frosh and sophs who at-
tend the Navy's V-1 mass meeting tonight
at Hill Auditorium will ask a lot of questions.
Suggested queries which aren't answered in all
of the recruiting pamphlets: How does the V-1
physical compare to the V-7 and V-5 phiysicals
which have to be passed later? What happens
if you flunk out of school before the compre-
hiensive exam? What happens if you flunk the
Liberty Street Library please copy: A Rus-
sian has found a microbe in stale beer thiit is
expected to be the cure for the common cold.
It's good, he claims, for your teeth, sinus and
4 * *
Note to the Theta Delts and a few other frater-
nitics: Why don't you do your part toward help-
ing us win this war by hanging a large flag in
front of your house?
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Bureau of Appointments and
1942 Dramatic Season: Series tick-
ets for the Dramatic Season are on
sale from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
daily in the Garden Room, Michigan
League Building. Tickets for individ-
ual performances will be placed on
sale Monday morning at 10:00 awm.
in the Mendelsohn box office.
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
be held on Saturday, May 2, at 10:00
a~m., in Room 319 West Medical
Building. "Acetoacetic Acid" will be
discussed. All interested are invited.
Doctoral Examination for Leonard
Newton Allison, Zoology; thesis:
(Gower) Mueller (Brachylaemidae),
Its Life Cycle and Taxonomic Rela-
tionships among Digeetic Trema-
todes." Today, 4096 Natural Science,
3:00 p.m. Chairman, G. R. LaRue.
By action of the Executive Board,
the Chairman may invite members
of the faculties and advanced doctor-
al candidates to attend the examina-
Men's esidence Halls: Reapplica-
Lions for the Summer and Fall Terms
in the Men's Residence Halls should
be turned in to the House Directors
before May 1. Forms for reapplica-
tion are now available in the Office
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