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WASHINGTON - Dynamic Assistant War
Secretary John McCloy has just come back from
an inspection trip to Pearl Harbor where he
reports that it still is absolutely essential to use
Japanese labor to help erect Hawaii's bristling
Just after Pearl Harbor, the War Department
issued an order removing all Japanese from de-
fense work in Hawaii. However, new commander
Gen. Delos Emmons protested: "You can't do
that. You don't know how many lathes you are
In the end he proved to be right. The Japa-
nese were found to be essential to defense work,
and the order was rescinded.
Japanese are now used in digging ditches to
break up possible landing fields; building roads;
and they even work in arsenals producing guns.
Suspicious Japanese have been picked up. But
it is impossible to test the loyalty of others.
However, to get the vital defense work done in
a hurry, the War Department is convinced there
is no other out than to use Jap labor.
Furthermore, the alternative of deporting Ha-
waii's huge Japanese population would be a tre-
mendous job. They can't be shipped to Cali-
fornia. And they can't be sent to a separate
island, where they might establish a landing
base for Japanese attadk. So the present solu-
tion is to leave them where they are, carefully
Meanwhile, Pearl Harbor is op the alert with
more protective devices than ever before in his-
tory. Every hour of the day and night patrol
planes scour the air around the islands. No fleet,
either by sea or air, could approach Hawaii
Trouble Ahead.,
The day after Leon Henderson issued his
sweeping price-freezing order, the President
asked him, "How are you getting on?"
"Well, I'd put it this way," said Henderson
with a grin. "I feel like the boy who threw a
rock through a window and is sure something
is bound to happen."
Hillman Is Through .. .
He hasn't announced it yet, but former war'
labor chief Sidney Hillman has definitely de-
cided not to take the White House staff job
offered him by the President.
The announcement of the appointment im-
plied Hillman had accepted it. Inside fact is
he hasn't, and the statement apparently was
worded as if he had in order to pressure Hill-
man into agreeing. He is still recuperating from
exhaustion due to his prolonged strenuous work
as a top war official, but when he leaves the
hospital he will not go back to the government.
Hillman will resume the presidency of the
powerful Amalgamated Clothing Workers, and
then will embark on a triple-headed campaign
(1) Drive John L. Lewis out of the CIO; (2)
force a showdown with labor elements playing
ball undercover with Lewis; (3) fight against
isolationists in this year's crucial congressional
Leading CIO chiefs long have wanted Hillman
to return to union affairs. With the internal

battle over Lewis nearing a climax, they know
he is the one top leader within 'the CIO who
has taken Lewis' measure, and that his personal
participation in the fray will stiffen the oppo-
sition against Lewis.
Te lReply Churlish
CHAPTER THREE. I had just learned the les-
son of surface appearances. It has taken me
the remaining two years of my college stay to
unlearn the lesson.. It is a lesson which spoils
far too many students in a place like this. Among
most of them it goes unquestioned, unquestioned
through the formality of obtaining one hundred
twenty hours credit, and from then on until the
poor fools die it continues to exist as a thing
like their own names, or their baby pictures, or
anything else you can think of that remains
fixed forever about a person. All that matters
is that you get by. You get your diploma, you
get your class picture, you get a date for Senior
Ball, you get all your papers in on time, you get
to class, you get your notes all down pat, you
shave every morning, and laugh when the rest
of the folks laugh. Nuts.
WELL, what happened to me was this. I was
taking a history course, centering around
the Tudors and Stuarts. I was taking a French
lit course which paused for a long time at Cor-
neille and Racine. I was taking a damned good
Shakespeare course from Paul Mueschke to
whom it can be told because I won't have him
again, and I won't be suspected of the old pom-
mes stuff. Everything I read related to other
things, so I began to get a big picture of what was
going on. All the time while I was filling out my
group requirements, nothing mattered much, as
long as I got that white line drawn through the
numbers at the foot of my blueprint. But safe
at last in the arms of the subject I wanted to
major in, the feeling of being pushed was gone,
and though I have never lived up to the ideal, I
have enjoyed the unifying process which has
gone on pretty steadily ever since. I have come
too, to see where the biggest gaps in my learning
are, and perhaps some day I'll go back over them
and catch up on things that once seemed foolish.
I wouldn't say that I'll take more botany, but
other things I want.
I have seen this happen to other people, those
especially who are not too interested in the sort
of major studies which are called practical by
the upstate legislators. I am against practical
education. State universities tend to stress the
job-getting value of courses beyond the realm
of pure fact. Not much solution implicit in all
this, unless it might be to let kids start their
majors as soon as they feel like it, and trust in
their intellectual curiosity's sending them into
other fields later on. If they never do, there
won't be any more harm done than there is un-
der the present system. Nothing much else that
year except that I began writing the column,
which was not an event of world-shaking impor-
tance. Last chapter coming up, with epilogue.
So long until soon.

(Continued from Page 2)
the vicinity of Ferry Field during the
In case of rain the power house
whistle will be blown at intervals
between 5:30 and 5:40 p.m. to notify
all concerned that the Commence-
ment procession has been abandoned.
Herbert G. Watkins,
Assistant Secretary
Notice to Forestry Students and
Others Interested in Photography:
An assembly of the School of Fores-
try and Conservaiton will be held at
10:00 a.m. in the Amphitheatre of
the Rackham Building today.
Dr. William M. Harlow, Professor
of Dendrology at the New York State
College of Forestry, will speak on
"Exploring With a Miniature Cam-
era" and show colored views of leaf
scars, buds, and other close-up sub-
jects upon which he has done spe-
cial work.
Certain important announcements
will be made at this time.
All forestry students are expected
to attend this assembly, and others
who may be interested are invited.
All University employees assisting
in issuing War Ration books are
hereby thanked for the splendid co-
operation shown the County, City and
University authorities in this con-
Robert L. Williams,
Assistant Registrar
Teaching Departments Wishing to
Recommend tentative ,May graduates
from the College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts and the School of
Education for Departmental Honors
should send such names to the Regis-
trar's Office, Room 4, U. Hall before
May 15, 1942.
Robert L. Williams,
Assistant Registrar.
Freshmen 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 bel
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

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By Lichty

The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
WLB Drops
The Hot Potato . .
HAIRMAN DAVIS and his associates
on the War Labor Board are keep-
ing up the good old Washington tradition of
"passing the buck," and by their avoidance of
certain imminent labor questions are doomiiig
the WLB to the same fate met by the National
Defense Mediation Board.
With the decision of the Board to depend on
labor leaders to persuade members not to de-
mand wage increases for the duration, the pros-
pect of stable wage costs and maintenance of
price ceilings seems destined to failure. It is, to
say the least, optimistic to hope that of its own
accord, labor will surrender its long-fought-for
rights and suspend trade union regulations until
the end of the war.
F the action of coke oven workers of the Cam-
bridge works of the Bethlehem Steel Com-
pany is any indication of the way in which the
promise of Philip Murray, CIO head, is going to
be carried out, the public confidence may well
be shaken..
By calling their two-lay strike last week an
"unauthorized walk-out" Murray's statement to
Roosevelt that there would be no strikes in war
industries was technically upheld, but the re-
sults remain the same. The damage done to
the public's faith can be readily passed off, but
the loss of 3,000 tons of steel is not so easily
If the assurance had not been given that
their case would receive priorities above all
others before the War Labor Board, one can
only speculate as to how much longer the
strike would have dragged out. As it was, af-
ter two days the men went back to work. The
real danger of the situation, however, lies in
the fact that if the promise of "no strikes" can
be avoided simply by changing the wording,
the likelihood of their recurrence is imminent.
At the request of Senator Harry Byrd, the De-
partment of Labor assembled figures on the
average weekly hours put in by workers in war
industries. The results were far from gratifying,
for in January of this year the over-all indus-
trial average was only 415 hours per week.
Surely in this time of war we have a right to
expect more than that!
fORTUNA'rELY the figures were as high as
47.7 il the aircraft industry and 47.6 in ma-
chine shops and foundaries, but as late as this
February the steel industry average was only
40.1. These figures would seem to indicate that
the WLB needs a more sound labor policy and
must quit side-stepping ticklish questions.
In the past both the National Defense Medi-
ation Board and the War Labor Board have
shown a disposition to surrender to labor
pressure. Labor has come into its own during
the present regime, and rightly so, but in
times such as these it must be willing to make
concessions to insure production to the fullest

make an appointment with


H as 'Stcel Enl isted, Fo(j~riliUtiratioti?'

"STEEL has enlisted for the duration. What
we've learned is coming in handy for our
government now. We men of steel are now
turning out more steel in American than Ger-
many, Italy, Japan and all the Axis-dominated
countries put together.'"
Thus runs what would seem to be a heartening
full-page ad appearing in many national maga-
zines this week -paid for by United States Steel
Corpora (401,
Yet at the same time the people, in these
same publications have seen the W11B charges
of "repeated deliberate violations of priority
regulations," against the Carnegie-Illinois
Steel Co., subsidiary of the U.S. Steel and the
largest producer of steel in the United States.
Its more than twenty plants turn out one-
quarter of the nation's supply.
Similar charges were also pressed against the
Jones and Lang)Ul in Steel Corporation, fourth
larg;esi :;teel iami'r in thme cow try.
l7ALLY. [We WP held l1hat Hon Web.
21. .ione aid fauglin received a telegramu
from, the Di rector of .industry Operations direct-
inkg that no( aoil country' asing, tubing, 01 (rill
pipe be shipped on or after March 14, except on
orders bearing a preference rating of A-9 or
higher. That although the company had manu-
factumed no such pipe since October, 1941, it
immediately put large quantities of high-quality
steel into pipe production. That from Feb. 25 to
March 12, Jones and Laughlin produced about
570,000 feet of pipe, of which only 12 percent
was delivered on rated orders, the remainder
being manufactured on orders for civilian use
bearing no preference ratings whatever.
If "the violations of priority regulations" by
this cor pany were allowed to continue, we are

such policies could well prove fatal. Rival pro-
ducers, for example, could be forced into similar
actions as a result of the vicious practices of
their' powerful competitors.
The meek manner in which the WPB turned
the matter over to the Justice Department offi-
cials for "'appropriate action" will not do. Firm
action must be taken. We cannot allow steel
which 'has ('dllisted for the duration' to be a
dceserter. - Jim Wienmer
T41h ted
Ann ol t-I,11 a' -rol r reiu ; at onw of the Gov-
erlor's recent ;'r orSerolluf''l1'('g has started a
lopsided ball roling that's got Ypsi folks aiid
the 1,600 students over at the Michi ?an State
Normal College up in one big huff.
The unofficial plan is one which will evict
Ypsi Norman students so that Willow Run
war workers can be billeted in Normal's
spanking-new million-dollar dormitories.
We cut an ec lecture Tuesday and spent the
day over in Ypsi talking to Normal's president
and students, the mayor and townspeople and
along with them we think the whole idea is
Normal is the world's largest teacher train-
in schol nd ee' ecs e t ains th

Mandel-Ormandy, Overture in D Minor;
Monteverdi, "ll Lamento d'Arianna" from
"Arianna"; Prokofiev, "Classical" Sym-
phony in D Major; Harl McDonald, San,
,Juan Capistrano Nocturnes; Tschaikovsky,
Pauline's Air from "Pique Dame"; Masse-f
net, Pleurez mes Yeux" from "Le Cid";
Ravel, Daphnis et Chloe, Second Suite;
Strauss, Waltzes from "Der Rosenkavalier."
Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, "
Eugene Ormandy, Conductor
Marian Anderson, Contralto -
If last night's opening concert of
the 1942 May Festival can be taken,
as any indication, this year's Festival,
should turn out to be one of the best
Ann Arbor has heard for several
years; for from beginning to end the
concert was marked, on the part of
both orchestra and soloist, by artistry
and musicianship of the highest cali-
bre, and on the part of the orches-
tra an esprit which provided many
moments of really inspirational per-
formance. Perhaps we should state
without further ado that the magni-
ficent playing evidenced last night
must be credited to the consummate
artistry of Eugene Ormandy. Mr.
Ormandy is without (loubt a finer
conductor than lie has ecr been be-
fore; he has grown even since last
year, and his control of the orchestra
seems now to be absolute and certain
at every moment. Probably the most
outstanding thing about the read-
ings he gives is a sensitive and deli-
cate sense of nuance which seems to
us to be almost unrivalled among
present-day conductors.
The high point of the evening or-
chestrally was probably the Daphnis
and Chloe Suite of Ravel. This was
done with a perfect feeling for the
classic impressionism of Ravel and
was gradually built up through a
series of restrain'rd climziaxes to the
final innaginificent climax. Both this
number and the "RoSelikavalier
Waltzes" of tichard irauss (and no
conductor in the world can touch Mr.
Ormandy in the Viennese idiom) were
played with a beauty and body of
tone which more than reassured us1
in our belief that the Philadelphia
strings are second to none.
The soloist of the evening, Marian
Anderson, showed once again that
she has one of the vocally finest
voices of our time. She sings with an
extreme ease of production, and
maintains throughout her entire
range full resonance and perfect
focus. Of her three arias, probably
the best sung and interpreted was
the one from "Le Cid"; this.may have
been because of the greater chance
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counselor by telephoning Extension
613 or by calling at the Office of the
Academic Counselors, 108 Mason
Arthur Van Duren, Chairman,
Academic Counselors. P
Attention Seniors: A large number
of graduate schools require the Grad-
uate Record Examination from stu-t
dents who are admitted. Seniors inn
the College of Literature, Science,L
and the Arts, who took the GraduateP
Record Examination in February,c
1942, may request these to be sent to
graduate schools. Forms on whicha
to make this request are obtainable
in 1208 Angell Hall.d
Notice to all senior engineers in
advanced R.O.T.C.: Turn in your
caps and gowns today, 2:00 to 5:30n
p.m. at the Michigan League.. Your
money will be refunded. Other sen-g
ior engineers may obtain caps andi
gowns at the same time while they
The Annual French Play: The pic-
ture of the cast of "La Belle Aven-d
ture" is exhibited in the case on the
first floor of the Romance Languageu
Building. Place orders with the
Secretary of the Romance LanguageA
Department, Room 112, as soon as
Academic Noticesi
Biological Chemistry Seminar willo
be held on Saturday, May 9, at 10:00
a.m., in Room 319 West Medical
Building. "Some Derivatives ofn
Arginine-Chemical and FunctionalE
Studies" will be discused. All inter-a
ested are invited. i
Directed Teaching, Qualifying Ex-
amination: All students expecting toa
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 meet in the auditorium of theP
University High School. The exam-E
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 12s
o'clock (and also from 2 to 5 o'clock)
in the auditorium of the University
High School, Students having Sat-
urday morning classes may take the
examination in the afternoon. Print-
ed infornmation regarding the exam-
ination may be secured in the School
of Education office.
Doctoral Examination for Floyd
Alden Bond, F'coorilic; thesis: "The
Washtenaw Gas Company; a Study
in Public Utility Regulation." Today,
East Council Room, Rackham, 2:00
p.m. Chairman S. Peterson.
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. Yoakumu
Doctoral Examination for Robert
Alchin Hatch, Mineralogy; thesis:
"Phase Equilibrium in the System:
Li20.A12O3-SiO2." Friday, May 8,
4077 Natural Science, 2:00 p.m. Chair-
man, W. F. Hunt.
By action of the Executive Board,
the Chairman may invite members of
the faculties and advanced doctoral
candidates to attend the examination
and he may grant permission to those
who forsufficient reason might wish
to be present.
C. S. Yoakumn
Doctoral Examination for William
Jefferson Darby, Jr., Biological Chem-
istry; thesis: "The Intermediary Me-
tn-olk o Ritiinoen Rea

The May Festival schedule of pro-
grams is as follows:
The Philadelphia Orchestra will
participate ih all concerts.
Tonight, 8:30. First part: "King
David" (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 Highee, Con-
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.
All remaining tickets will be on
sale at the box office in ill Audi-
orium. A limited number of stand-
ing room tickets will be on sale as
occasion may require.
Charles A. Sink, President
The carillon recital for this eve-
ning will consist of the music of
English composers, as well as English
and Celtic folk songs. The program
s one of a series of spring carillon
recitals playedsby the University
Carillonneur, Professor Percival Price.
and will begin at 7:15 p.m.
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 of the
Michigan League Building. Open
daily until after Commencement.
Events Today
Annual Regimental Parade and
Review of entire R.O.T.C unit will
be held today at 7:15 p.m. Michigan
Football Stadium. The public is
cordially invited.
, All R.O.T.C. Cadets will assemble
at the Intramural Building at 6:40
pam today.
Graduate Coffee Hour today, 4:30-
6:00 p.m., in the Rackham School.
All faculty members and graduate
students are welcome.
Interior Decorating Section, Facul-
ty Women's Club: The last meeting
of the year will be held at the home
of Mrs. A. F. Shull. 431 Highland Rd.,
today at 3:00 p.m., instead of at the
homse of Mrs. Howard Ross as origin-
ally planned. Miss Anne Schlesinger
will speak on "Kitchen Planning."
Coming Events
French Round Table: The mem-
bers of the French Round Table of
the International Center will meet
at 7:45 p.m. on Friday at the en-
trance to the Burton Memorial
The Suomni Club will end their ac-
tivities for this semester with a picnic
at the Island on Saturday, May 9.
All members going to the picnic,
please meet in front of the Rackham
Building at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.
In c eof vriin the nini will h

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