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Will Sapp
Charles Thatcher
George W. Sallad.
Bernard Hendel
Myron Dann.
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Fred M. Ginsberg
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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
People Should Prohibit
Lindbergh From Defense
A FEW MONTHS AGO the people of
our country read in the newspapers
that Charles A. Lindbergh, the bitter critic of
the President's policies and of America's demo-
cratic institutions, was hired by Henry Ford to
work at the new Willow Run bomber plan. Ford
intended to use the services of the once-famous
aviator in producing the all-important Consoli-
dated B-24 bombers.
What most of the American people failed
to learn was the attitude of the majority of
Ford workers when they found out who their
new fellow employe was going to be.
When Lindbergh walked through the plant
on an inspection tour, reliable sources disclosed
the aviator was hissed and booed by his fellow
workers. The men followed up their oral demon-
stration with petitions demanding that Lind-
bergh be fired from the service of the Ford Motor
THE FORD WORKERS had not forgotten the
pro-Fascist utterances' and undemocratic
aims of the self-styled statesman. They did not
forget Lindbergh's vicious attacks on races and
creeds. In short, the men felt they could have
no faith in a person who had shown himself to
be an outspoken foe of all we are fighting to
protect and further in this war.
Simply because Lindbergh changed his tune
-or at least quieted down since Pearl Harbor
-was no reason for the workers of the plant
to believe that they could trust him now. His
word today is little, if any, better than that of
any other person who defends the Axis.
Lindbergh has made his own little Munich
with one of our country's great industrial leaders
and somehow one has the feeling that he is wait-
ing for "der Tag" when he can once more cham-
pion the views of the Nazi propagandists.
One cannot argue that just as the Republi-
cans and Democrats give up their petty quar-
rels in the best interests of the nation so can
Lindbergh join with us in the war effort.
The major political parties have always had
the same goal-a more perfect democracy-no
matter how their methods differed. But with
Charles Lindbergh the story is far different. His
goal never was a more perfect democracy. From
his speeches the listener felt that he was for-
warding some foreign cause which can never
be reconciled with our way of life. It is for this
reason that thousands of Ford workmen pro-
tested the presence of Lindbergh in the bomber
THE IMPORTANT LESSON that all liberty-
loving Americans must learn from this inci-
dent is that pro-Fascist thought, particularly
when expounded so thoroughly by a man like
Lindbergh, can only be looked upon with the
same abeyance as the words of any of the slick-
tongued mountebanks of Europe and Asia. Lind-
bergh cannot pass off his past actions with a
few simple gestures towards the nation's war
efforts. His kind must be prohibited from taking
active part in the war program. -Myron Dann

WASHINGTON-Baby-kissing is an old story
among certain types of politicians, but Senator
("Pass-the-Biscuits-Pappy") O'Daniel is giving
a new twist to it.
The ball-bearing-tongued Texan is now kiss-
ing 'em over the radio.
Running for another term, he is bombarding
Texas voters with radio transcription harangues
from Washington, and in one of these last week
he put on this remarkable baby-kissing act,
preceded by a soulful rendition of the State's
famous song, "Beautiful Texas":
"While in Texas, in addition to being reminded
of the great and perfect system of God's nature
in the green grass, trees, crops, birds and flow-
ers, I was brought face to face with another
great and perfect work of God--the system of
the perpetuation of the human race. I visited
one of the large hospitals and there I saw one
of the finest crops I ever saw; it was a crop of
the sweetest little babies that you ever saw.
"The room was large and just crammed full
of little baby beds, and in each bed a little girl
or boy was kicking up its little feet and nurses
were running from one bed to another to give a
little gentle touch of the hand, or administer a
little comfort in some other way to the more
boisterous, or more musically-inclined babies.
"These babies were not interested in politics.
They didn't care whether a man was a Senator.
They were not worrying about the war.
"I guess the modern system is okay, but it
'ain't' the way I was'brung up.' I like the old-
fashioned way where the whole family mingles
together and can touch each other without dan-
ger of contamination. I'm glad I wrote a song
one time about wives. I believe I'll ask our Texas
song bird to sing it now"
The song, "Your Own Sweet Darling Wife,"
then was rendered by O'Daniel's song bird.
FDR's Labor Stand
Here is one inside reason why Roosevelt leans
toward labor. Basically, the President always
has been pro-labor, and continues to be, even
though he has become fed up with some labor
activities in the past year.
But in addition, U.S. war strategists are con-
vinced that the chief hope of revolution in Eu-
rope comes from labor. And most of the psy-
chological warfare strategy being devised here
is aimed at influencing labor in Germany, Czech-
oslovakia, Austria and the occupied countries.
Although not generally known, the nucleus of
the old Social Democratic Party which tried to
create a real republic in Germany is still intact.
When Hitler came into power, they moved to
Czechoslovakia. After the Sudetenland seizure,
they moved to Paris. After the downfall of
Paris, they moved to the U.S.A.
Furthermore, it is labor in the European
countries which is able to assemble or make
radios.; German labor listens to the radio far
more than other classes. Some labor groups
even have published very small "underground"
newspapers on hand presses and these are dis-
tributed by hand.
German labor resents the long hours in muni-
tions factories, the small pay and the lack of
food, more than any other group. Also labor is
about the only group which was not taken over
completely by Hitler. The Communists, his
chief opponents, now have long been under-
ground, but secretly active.
To European labor Roosevelt always has been
one of the world's greatest leaders. And one
thought in the minds of war strategists is to
show Europe that the rights of labor here will
not be thrown completely overboard during war.
Little Business Lsualties
Despite all the government has tried to do for
little business, it looks as if thousands of retail
stores throughout the country are headed for

liquidation or- bankruptcy in the next few
months. Unable to get either goods or credit,
they will not be able to operate when their pres-
ent stocks run out.
For the time being they have plenty of goods.
They saw the pinch coming and stocked up.
Inventories have never been higher. But the
situation will be different next fall.
In the first place, there will be reductions or
complete bans on the manufacture of various
consumer goods--refrigerators, woolen under-
wear, steel desks, bird cages, wafers-you can
hardly name an article that won't be affected.
And in the second place, there may be little or
no credit available for the retailer.
So it looks very much as if one of the tragic
symbols of the war will be thousands of "Closing
Out" signs pasted across store windows from
coast to coast.
Covering Europe By Bicycle
Junius B. Wood, one of the nation's greatest
foreign correspondents, is now with the War
Department where he is writing bang-up pieces,
not for the papers, but for the psychological
warfare division to appeal to the peoples of
occupied Europe.
Around the War Department, Wood is famous
for the telegram he once sent to his ex-boss,
Frank Knox, now Secretary of the Navy, then
publisher of the Chicago Daily News. Knox had
instructed him to cover Russia from Riga, capi-
tal of Latvia, to which Wood replied:
"Will cover Russia from Riga if you will pub-
lish the Chicago Daily News from Winetka, Ill."
Knox finally toldh imi e could remain in
Moscow, but added to his assignment Turkey
and the Baltic nations. Wood wired back:
"OK, if you will send me a bicycle."
(4an ted
Not one of the Detroit papers condemned edi-
torially the General Motors Ternstedt Division
for its disgusting lack of patriotism in using
precious metals for the manufacture of non-
essential brightwork on passenger cars.
All of them- the Free Press, the News and
the Times-take great delight in proclaiming
their 100% support of the war effort. They
continually harp at labor, sometimes even
mention that "employers" should also sacri-
fice. But when a specific instance of non-
compliance appears within their own city
they avoid it as though it were poison.
Sometimes this sugar rationing works in funny
ways. For instance, Prof. Ernest F. Barker,
chairman of the physics department, discovered
that the only way he could get sugar for the
department's weekly teas was to register as a
When he did so, the following conversation
"How much sugar will you need per month?"
"Five pounds."
"As this order is good for two months, that
would allow you ten pounds. However, we
only give you half of what you ask for-which
means five pounds. How much sugar do you
have at the present time?"
"About five pounds."
"That means you already have your allotment
for this period and we can't allow you any more.
Good day, sir." - The Managing Editor

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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 during 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,
Academic Counselors.
All students who wish to apply for
assistance through the National
Youth Administration for the next
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
Notice to all senior engineers in
advanced" R.O.T.C.: Turn in your
caps and gowns on Thursday, May
7, 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the Michigan
League. Your money will be re-
funded. Other senior engineers may
obtain caps and gowns at the same
time while they last.
Attention Seniors: A large number
of graduate schools require the Grad-
uate Record Examination from stu-
dents who are admitted. Seniors in
the College of Literature, Science,
and the Arts, who took the Graduate
Record Examination in February,
1942, may request these to be sent to
graduate schools. Forms on which
to make this request are obtainable
in 1208 Angell Hall.
The Annual French Play: The pic-
tutre of the cast of "La Belle Aven-
ture" is exhibited in the case on the
first floor of the Romance Language
Building. Place orders with the
Secretary of the Romance Language
Department, Room 112, as soon as
A cademic Notices
The Botanical Seminar has been
cancelled and will not meet today as
previously scheduled.
Seminar in Physical Chemistry
will meet today in Room 410 Chem-
istry Building at 4:15 p.m. Mr.
Oliver Johnson will speak on "Radio-
. m

Barg~e's Will Eliminate Easterni (N I'Stioiiat91

(I am suffering from a sprained
wrist (comma) and so am dictating
this column over the telephone from
my home where I am confined to bed
(period) I will not see this column be-
fore it goes to press so I ask you to
bear with re if any errors should occur1
in the process of dictation (period)) [
THIS is the sad (comma) sad story!
of Brunhilda La Gulch (comma)
an unfortunate coed (period)
Brunhilda La Gulch was unfor-
tunate in that she was typical (peri-
od) Reading from left to right (com-
ma) one leg was bow (hyphen)
legged (comma) the other knock
(hyphen) kneed (comma) one foot
was in the groove and the other in
the grave (period)
She had a handlebar moustache
and sixteen hundred dollar (apos-
trophe) s worth of gold in her teeth
(period) In short (comma) Brun-
hilda La Gulch was a mess (period)
The boys called her (colon) (quote) a
mess (period) (unquote)
BRUNHILDA (comma) spent the
major part of her college days in
a vain attempt to attract the atten-
tion of a man (period) Although
there was no particular man she
wanted (comma) any man would do
she had decided (semicolon) (dash)
until that fatal day (exclamation
On that fatal day Brunhilda La
Gulch caught sight of Siegfried Bea-
gle (exclamation point) Not only was
Siegfried Beagle tall and dark and
1 handsome (comma) but her sorority
sister had told Brunhilda that he was
a G (hyphen) Man (comma) from
the F (period) B (period) I (period)
(exclamation point)
But Siegfried Beagle did not no-
tice her (period) Until one day late
in May (period) She had said to her-
self (comma) (quote) How can I
look attractive to him (question
mark) (unquote) Suddenly she had
an inspiration (period) She would
buy some of those new (hyphen)
fangled glasses and hide her left
cross (hyphen) eye and her right
wall (hyphen) eye.
She ran to Health Service (period)
(quote) Yes (comma) (unquote) said
the ophthalmologist (comma)
(quote) You definitely need glasses

4 _.. a194J2.. L,C .go 'mes Inc.
Reg. U. S. Fat. OMfASl Rta. Res.
"If you call your secretary 'Sugar' again, 1Il punch you right
in the ration card."

active Eka-iodine and Some Chemicalc
Applications of Radioactivity." t
Directed Teaching, Qualifying Ex-1
amination: All students expecting toI
lect directed teaching (Educ D100)
next semester are required to pass a
qualifying examination i the sub-
ject which they expect to teach'. This
examination will be held on Satur-
day, May 9, at 1 o'clock. Students
will meet in the auditorium of theI
University High School. The exam-t
nation will consume about four
hours' time; promptness is therefore
May Candidates for the Teacher's
Certificate: The Comprehensive Ex-
amination in Education will be givenE
on Saturday, May 9, from 9 to 12
o'clock (and also from 2 to 5 o'clock)
in the auditorium of the University1
High School. Students having Sat-
urday morning classes may take the
examination in the afternoon. Print-t
ed information regarding the exam-
ination may be secured in the School
of Education office.
Doctoral Examination for Herbert
B. McKean, Forestry and Conserva-
tion; thesis: "Glued Laminated
Beams Composed of Two Wood Spe-
cies." Today, West Council Room,
Rackham, 2:00 p.m. Chairman, W.
By action of the Executive Board,
the Chairman may invite members
of the faculties and advanced doc-
toral candidates to attend the ex-
amination and he may grant per-
mission to those who for sufficient
reason might wish to be present.
C. S. Yoakum
Doctoral Examination for Floyd
Alden Bond, Economics; thesis: "The
Washtenaw Gas Cmpany; a Study
in Public Utility Regulation." Thurs-
day, May 7, East Council Room,
Rackham, 2:00 p.m. Chairman, S.
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
The May Festival schedule of pro-
grams is as follows:
The Philadelphia Orchestra will
participate in all concerts.
Tonight, 8:30. Marian Anderson,
Contralto; Eugene Ormandy, Con-
Thurs 8:30. First part: "King Dav-
id" (Honegger) with Judith Hell-
wig, soprano; Enid Szantho, Contral-
to; Felix Knight, Tenor; Rabbi Bar-
nett R. Brickner, narrator; and the
University Choral Union. Second
part: Emanuel Feuermann Violon-
cellist; Thor Johnson, Conductor.
Fri. 2:30. First part: "The Walrus
and the Carpenter" (Fletcher) -
Youth Chorus; Juva Higbee, Con-
quote) (dash) those which are at
that jaunty slant (period)
She colored the frames of her new
spectacles with bright nail polish
(comma) and then roamed the cam-
pus in search of her G (hyphen) man
(period) Finally she found him (peri-
od) Her heart went pit (hyphen) a
(hyphen) pat (exclamation point)
Siegfried Beagle saw her and ex-
tended his arm (period) Without a
word he grabbed her around the
waist (exclamation point) Oh (com-
ma) ecstasy (exclamation point) (ex-
clamation point) (exclamation point)
He dragged her to his car cave
(hyphen) man fashion (comma) and
drove her to the Detroit headquarters
of the F (period) B (period) I (com-
ma) where she was held for ques-
tioning as a Jap spy (exclamation
(asterick) (asterick) (asterick)

ductor. Second part: Carroll Glenn,
violinist; Saul Caston, Conductor.
Fri. 8:30. All-Wagner program
Helen Traubel, soprano; Eugene Or-
mandy, Conductor.
Sat. 2:30. All-Rachmaninoff pro-
gram. Sergei Rachmaninoff, pian-
ist; Eugene Ormandy, Conductor.
Sat. 8:30. Ninth Symphony (Bee-
thoven) with Judith Hellwig, Enid
Szantho, Jan Peerce, and Mack Har-
rell; Choral Union. Eugene Orman-
dy, Conductor.
Concerts will begin on time. Doors
will be closed during the numbers.
Traffic regulations by direction of the
Ann Arbor Police Department.
Tickets will be on sale at the of-
fices of the University Musical Soci-
ety in Burton Memorial Tower until
Tuesday, 5:00 o'clock. Beginning
Wednesday morning, all remaining
tickets will be on sale at the box office
in Hill Auditorium. A limited num-
ber of standing room tickets will
be on sale as occasion may require.
Charles A. Sink, President
The carillon recital for Thursday
evening, May 7, will consist of the
music of English composers, as well
as English and Celtic folk songs. The
program is one of a series of spring
carillon recitals played by the Uni-
versity Carillonneur, Professor Per-
cival Price, and will begin at 7:15
The Ann Arbor Art Association
presents its Nineteenth Ann Arbor
Artists Exhibition May 1 through
May 13, 2-5 afternoons and 7-10
evenings, daily, except Sundays, in
the'galleries of the Rackham Build-
Thirteenth Annual Exhibition of
Sculpture in the Concourse df the
Michigan League Building. Open
daily until after Commencement.
University 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 11, 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
cordially invited.
Events Today
The German Round Table which
meets at the International Center
on Wednesday evenings will be omit-
ted this week because of the May Fes-
"Imperialistic Rivalries in India
and the Far East" will be the topic
of an open discussion held by the
Young People's Socialist League at
7:15 tonight in the Michigan Union,
Room 304. All are welcome.
Students who are interested in
attending work camps this summer
are invited to meet with a committee
of the Ann Arbor Friends' Meeting
tonight, 7:00-8:00, at Lane IFIall
where ways and means will be. dis-
cussed. Information on possible col-
lege credit will be available.
Wesley Foundation: Student Xea
and Open House today from 4 to
5:30 p.m.
Coming Events
Annual Regimental Parade and Re-
view of entire R.O.T.C. Unit 'on
Thursday, May 7, at 7:15 p.m., Michi-
gan Football Stadium. The public is
cordially invited.
All R.O.T.C. Cadets will assemble
at the Intramural Building at 6:40
p.m. on Thursday, May 7.

WITH an oil shortage along the Atlantic sea-
board, a threatened oil problem in the Mid-
west, and a constant submarine menace to
coastal oil shipping, an America that is almost
entirely dependent upon her automobiles, buses
and trucks must realize the likelihood of a
breakdown in her transportation system and
take steps to avert it.
If we are to emerge victorious from this con-
flict we must use that famed ingenuity, and
right now it is exceedingly important that we
find a method of transporting oil to replace
the seagoing tankers which are falling a con-
stant prey to Germany's submarines.
Since U-boat warfare began last January off
the Atlantic coast, at least 22 tankers, The Chi-
cago Sun reports, have been sunk and five others
are known to have been damaged. However,
this is only part of the loss which resulted in
government rationing that reduced the Eastern
states' consumption of gasoline 33 percent and
of heating oil 25 percent. The Office of Petro-
leum Coordinator recently announced that there

These waterways, forming a network secure
from the Nazi raiders, thread all along the Gulf
coast, north to Chicago, south and east and west
from the gulf to northern Minnesota, eastward
through rivers and lakes and the Erie Canal,
westward through the Missouri River and tribu-
taries. By use of necessary oil barges of either
wood or steel the entire problem of oil distribu-
tion can become an interior problem.
While it takes more than a year to build one
seagoing oil tanker which must travel in sea
lanes constantly .jeopardized by raiders' torpe-
does, it only takes from six to nine weeks to build
an inland oil barge which can safely convey oil
to the places of shortage. The barges can be
built anywhere along the Illinois, Mississippi,
Ohio, Arkansas and Cumberland rivers. Six
barge tanks can take the place of one seagoing
tanker. When traveling along the canals, bound
together in groups of six, they use but, a single
I pshe.
L. J. Logan, writing in the Oil Weekly, has
lauded this system, saying, "Use of inland barges
would not only solve the emergency problem but

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