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WASHINGTON-All hands are keeping quiet
about it, but there was a hot fight in the
closed-door session of the Senate Naval Affairs
Committee over the bill authorizing the Navy
to acquire an "unlimited number" of blimps for
Secretary Frank Knox strongly approved the
measure. So did Navy air chiefs and other ex-
perts. But despite these endorsements and the
fact that the serious shipping toll continues un-
abated, a clique of non-air-minded brasshats
fought the bill so strenuously that they almost
succeeded in wrecking it.
The battle raged around a brasshat-inspired
amendment to limit the number of blimps the
Navy could acquire.
To the surprise of everyone the amendment
was offered by Senator Guy Gillette of Iowa,
who usually is an outspoken foe of the brasshats.
But on this occasion he rushed into the secret
meeting with a breathless announcement that
he had just conferred with "some high Navy
officers" who were of the opinion that blimps
were ineffective against submarines.
These officers, Gillette continued, felt that
pending further study the number of blimps
should be limited. This argument was imme-
diately recognized as an old brasshat dodge that
has been repeatedly used to block development
of Navy air power.
The Navy has been experimenting with lighter-
than-air ships for many years and probably has
the best experts in the world in this field.
"Who are these high Navy officers to whom
you refer?" Gillette was asked.
The Iowan hemmed and hawed for a few
minutes, finally declared, "I am not at liberty to
disclose their names."
"Why not?" a committee member demanded.
"It might embarrass them," Gillette replied.
It unquestionably would have embarrassed
them because the Navy air officers present
promptly and bluntly refuted the attacks on the
blimp. They asserted that contrary to being
ineffective, the blimp was the "natural enemy"
of the submarine and has been highly successful
in eliminating the sub danger wherever used.
Finally, after a heated argument, the com-
mittee took a vote on the brasshat amendment.
The result was a 3 to 3 tie, which under the rules
defeated the scheme and saved the bill from
The three voting for the brasshats were Gil-
lette, Peter Gerry, Rhode Island socialite, and
Hiram Johnson, California's petulant isolation-
ist. The antis were Senators Ralph Brewster of
Maine, Charles Andrews of Florida, and David
I. Walsh of Massachusetts.
Note: During the argument one Navy officer
brought gasps from the committee when, in re-.
ply to a question as to when the Navy had de-
cided blimps were effective against submarines,
he said blithely, "When enemy submarines came
to our shores."
Heroic Dutch .. .
T HE HEROIC DUTCH are fighting back grimly
at Hitler in Holland,
An underground movement striking at occu-
pation forces and Dutch Nazis has been so effec-
tive that the Germans, in a desperate effort to
retaliate, arsted 79 Dutchmen, many of them
former army officers. Of this group 72 were
shot and the other seven imprisoned for life.
Evidence that the underground movement is,
widespread and that the Nazis and Dutch trai-
tors are afraid of it was publicly revealed in a
It said: "There are still many people who op-
pose the new times and who underestimate the
strength of the young nations. In particular,
the priests and teachers, who call themselves
the spiritual leaders of the nation, oppose in
overwhelming majority the rebirth of the nation.
Without any justification they proclaim them-
selves representatives of Christendom and they
say they are fighting for the benefit of the
Another Hilversum broadcast bitterly de-
nounced the Dutch for not volunteering to fight1
on the Russian front and for "ridiculing and
maliciously teasing" boys and girls who join the
Nazi youth societies.
VeterW nw's Case ...
MORE ANECDOTES are told about bewhis-
kered, lion-hunting George Holden Tink-
ham, veteran Massachusetts Republican Repre-
sentative who is retiring this year, than almost
any other member of Congress. Here is the
- Tinkham was lolling in the Parker House in
Boston when Senator Francis T. Maloney of
Connecticut came up and began chatting with
him. Tinkham was voluble and they conversed
for some time, but Maloney saw that Tinkham
obviously did not recognize him.
"Mr. Tinkham," said Maloney, "I'll bet you
$25 you don't know who I am."
"Oh, yes I do," Tinkham protested, "you are
that Veteran's case my office wrote me about."
Maloney identified himself and they laughed
A month later Tinkham and Maloney met in
the lobby of a Washington hotel. They con-
versed and again Tinkham showed no sign of
"I'll bet you $100 you don't know who I am,"
"Yes I do," said Tinkham. "You can't fool me
this time. You are that damned Veteran's case
that has been giving me so much trouble."
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Russia Is The Enemy
After Axis Powers .--
T OM THUMB in Sunday's Daily
quoted parts of an editorial which
I had written in his column and attempted to
refute my arguments. Since my views were
grossly misrepresented, I should like to restate
my beliefs as simply as I can.
I believe that only by going to war against
Russia after we have defeated the Axis can the
United States and Great Britain hope to realize
their dream of a lasting peace. We must fight
Russia and remove her from the winners' side
of the peace table, because her aims for the
post-war world are in direct opposition to those
stated by Churchill and Roosevelt in the Atlan-
tic Charter, and because these aims would ren-
der it impossible for a lasting peace to be made.
r'HE avowed post-war goal of Stalin, accord-
ing to the very liberal New Republic (Sept.
20, 1939) is "to dictate his own peace terms
and force Communism upon the world."
Great Britain and the United States hardly
support this intention. If there is to be dis-
sension among the ranks of the 'victors just
as there was in 1919, the results cannot pos-
sibly be any more successful.
It was the selfish territorial demands of the
Allies at the end of the last war which made it
impossible for President Wilson to gain accept-
ance for his Fourteen Points. If Russia sits as
victor at the peace table, territorial demands
will once again defeat the purpose of the con-
ference. According to Sir Stafford Cripps, Sta-
lin intends to keep everything which he got by
his pact with Hitler in 1939, which means part
of Poland, Finland and Rumania, and all of Es-
tonia, Lithuania and Latvia.
THE ALLIES must be in full accord when they
frame the peace treaty. But Great Britain
will not trust Russia. Winston Churchill has
said, "It is a root doctrine of Communism not
only that no faith need be kept but that no
faith should be kept with non-Communists."'
Churchill will not trust Stalin.
In 1933, when the United States recognized
Russia, President Roosevelt, in announcing the
action, said, "I trust that our nations may
cooperate.. . for the preservation of the peace
of the world." Less than six years later the
Russian armies had marched into Finland in
one of the most infamous international crimes
ever committed. Roosevelt will not trust Stalin.
Tom Thumb has accused me of not "giving a
damn" whether the Allied Nations win the war
or not. He insists that all our efforts must be
directed toward winning the war, and I am in
full agreement with him. I realize that many
editorials of this kind might affect Russia's atti-
tude toward the United States. I would not write
it if I did not tink that immediate action were
necessary. The majority of American people
blindly accept Communist Russia as a much-
needed ally, believing that their intentions are
all the best just because they are fighting on
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Herbert G. Watkins
To Students Graduating at Com-
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of the graduating class who do not
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has grown until in 1940 it cost the
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It is preferred that ALL diplomas
be personally called for.
Herbert G. Watkins,
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This critic has often been accused
of never giving the poor reading pub-
lic a cut-and-dried judgment about
the plays which Ann Arborites are
supposedly fortunate enough to wit-
ness. For once, then, I go on record
as saying a play has an unpleasant
stench about it. In short, No Time
for Comedy is one of the least im-
pressive presentations ever given on
the Lydia Mendelssohn stage. It's
difficult to say exactly what brings
down this unparalled amount of
venom, but with a little forbearance
we may be able to wander through
the maze of confusion to a conclu-
sion or two.
To begin with the particular, let's
consider the sets and lighting. They
lack depth, fail to create any illu-
sion. They look, for the most part,
like something from JGP or a Union
Point 2. The play is no gem. It
was swell for Cornell in 1938. For
Ann Arbor in 1942, it misses com-
pletely. Behrman writes frothy and
entertaining lines, which contain a
"message" somewhere deeply imbed-
ded. But his plays can hardly be
called timeless. There are frequent
good lines which elicit nervous
laughs, especially from the younger
members of the audience. But the
play is dated and lacks the pace it
Point 3. There is a good bit of pure,
unadulterated sausage (less politely
ham') in the acting realm. Lederer
nuzzles many of his best lines with
his peculiar diction. He gives the
audience the well-known "heeby-
jeebies" most of the time, and the
feminine hearts an occasional flut-
ter. There is something dashing and
continental about his interpretation
of Gai, the harassed playwright torn
between writing comedy and heavy
drama. His lashing about on the sofa
is entertaining and vulgar. His first
act will undoubtedly provoke more
discussion than any other part of
the play. And yet, Lederer never
captivates the audience by his real-
ity. The players all play against
each other, with the result that at
no single time do they achieve the
This criticism is not as well-de-
fined as a destructive criticism should
be. My powers of analysis fail me.
There is something almost esoteric
which gives the play its mediocrity.
The New York critics had a way of
characterizing it-"Behrman shows
himself wrestling with his problems
and produces a monstrous abortion."
There are several acting commen-
dations to be mentioned, however
THE REPLY CHURLISH
THERE IS no place to go late at night in Ann
Arbor. This I should like to remain as one of
my gripes about life at the University. Appar-
ently no one has insomnia except me, though
nights when I try lying there flat on my back to
concentrate on sleeping, I hear a lot of people
walking back and forth on the street outside.
But when the night comes when I get up and
dress and go out to walk around or perhaps to
eat a bite and have-a cup of coffee-yes, yes, I
know coffee's bad for you at times like that-I
cannot only find no place to go, but when I go
there, to a place downtown, there is nobody to
talk to except the night shift from King-Seeley,
and they are usually tired or drunk or both.
Right through the time I have been here I
have been bothered by this business of riot sleep-
ing. I have never been what you call a sound
sleeper, but here, because everyone you tell
about it has advice, and very very few under-
stand, it is a bigger problem than I ever found
it before. I have just once in my five years here,
had a Health Service excuse for nissing one
day's classes. And I have missed a hell of a lot
more day's classes than that, as anyone from
Dean Walter right down to and by virtue of my
war against Russia is necessary. But, like the
draft proposals, the persuading process will take
time. That is why I am writing this now, even
risking a change in Russia's attitude. The most
drastic step which Roosevelt might take is to
announce that at the end of the war against the
Axis the United States would then war against
Russia. Would this cause Russia to quit fight-
ing and let the German army overrun the coun-
try? Hardly, for the Russians are fighting for
their lives. And if, on the other hand, Russia
teamed up with Germany as a result of the
President's announcement, they would only
prove once and for all that they never had really
supported the Allied cause, and this would be no
loss to the Allies.
"Cannot understand why hon. plane is flop!-According to re-
port it is fine imitation of German copy of British plane, shot
down in France, that ,was built from American design!"
GRIN AND BEAR I
IT By Lichty
big-mindedness, including that botany
can tell you.
a period of a minimum of three;
months. Herbert G. Watkins1
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,
101 Angell hall
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Any male student of the University
who has completed four complete
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R.O.T.C. Military Science 2: All
students are to attend class at 7
o'clock Wednesday night, May 13, in
Natural Science Auidtorium.
Wm. E. Renner, Major,
Ord. Dept., Adjutant
Final Examination, English I and
II, Wednesday, May 20, 8-10 a.m., as
Arthos, 35 AH; Bacon, 35 AH; Cal-
ver, 406 MH; Peake, 35 AH.
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Lec; Copple, W Phys Lee; Engel, 305
able examination conflicts only, will
be given Friday, May 22, 7-9 p.m.,
in Rooms 25 A.H. and 1025 A.H.
History 12, Lecture Sections: Fin-
al examination, Wed., May 20, 8-10.
Sections of Mr. Willcox and Mr.
Slosson in Room B, Haven Hall; those
of Mr. Usher and Mr. Meier in Room
C, HaveneHall all others in Natur-
al Science Auditorium. Bring out-
line maps of the world as well as
Those who have a conflict may take
a make-up on Thursday, May 21, in
Room 215 Angell Hall.
The regular Tuesday Evening Re-
corded Concert in the Men's Lounge
of the Rackham Building tonight at
8:00 will be as follows:
Bach: Toccatas and Fugues for
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, in A
Handel: Concerto in B Minor for
Prokofieff: Classical Symphony, in
Franklin Mitchell, organist, will in-
clude works of Schmid, Buxtehude,
Bach, Franck, Leach, Widor and
Karg-Elert in his recital at 8:30 p.m.
on Wednesday, May 13, in the Pres-
byterian Church, Washtenaw Avenue.
The public is cordially invited.
John McAlister, Pianist, will give a
public recital at 8:30 p.m., Thursday,
May 14, in the Assembly Hall of the
Rackham Building, in partial fulfill-
ment of the requirementsof the de-
gree of Master of Music. He has
arranged a program to include works
of Schubert, Beethoven, Respighi,
Brahms and Chopin.
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 theRackham Build-
Thirteenth Annual Exhibition of
Sculpture ingthe Concourse ofthe
Michigan League Building. Open
daily until after Commencement.
Lecture: Professor Peter J. W. De-
bye, Chairman of the Department of
Chemistry, Cornell University, and
Nobel Prize winner (1936), will lec-
ture on the subject, "The Coagulation
of Colloids", sponsored by the Amer-
ican Chemical Society today at 4:15
p.m. in Room 303 Chemistry Build-
ing. The public is cordially invited.
University Lecture: M. Pierre Cot,
former member of the French Cabi-
net, will lecture on the subject "The
Present Situation of France," under
the auspices of the Division of Social
Science, on Thursday, May 14, at
4:15 p.m. in the Kellogg Foundation
Institute Auditorium. The public is
Mathematics Club will meet to-
night at 8:00 in the West Confer-
ence Room, Rackham Building. Mr.
Samuel Kaplan will speak on "Hom-
ologies in Metric Separable Spces,"
and Professor Carver will speak on
"Air Navigation Routine."
Botanical Journal Club will meet
tonight at 7:30 in 1139 Natural Sci-
Reports by: Betty Robertson, "A
phytosociological study of a Castalia
IT HAS BEEN MY POLICY to tell the people
who called me on cuts just why I was cut-
ting, ie, that I didn't wake up in the morning.
The other part of it, the not sleeping at night,
I have felt to be an uncalled-for piece of personal
confession, and the few times I have gone be-
yond what to them is just plain laziness and
told them about the nights before, they offer, as
I say, plenty of advice, and not much under-
standing. Of course there isn't time to figure
out a way that kid in your nine o'clock can get
to sleep and get up in time to come to class, but
on the other hand it isn't the most pleasant
thing in the world to get that feeling that no
matter how late you roam around this sleepy
little town, watching the dark, open windows
and knowing that everybody else in the world
is asleep in the old deep and drowsy, you are
going to have to pull yourself out of bed in the
morning when that nasty clamned alarm clock
rings and jangles and howls and puffs and falls
off the dresser just five hours from where you
stand, or four hours or three hours.
It's all over now, at least the making excuses
part, and I am glad of it. After this, if I don't
show up on time for my job, whatever job it
may be, they can fire me. Maybe if I'm lucky
I'll get a job where you don't have to be at the
office at a certain hour, and where you can do
your work whenever you feel right for it. Prob-
ably not, but in case anyone with such a job
should read this, I work very well indeed between
the hours of nine p.m. and two am., and would
be glad to prove same.
HAVE AS USUAL got pretty far away from1
my lead sentence, but to return, and give to
the whole work that beautiful circularity so
much admired by the oriektals, I wish somebody
would open an all-night shop somewhere close
to campus, and maybe call it the Insomnia Shop
where you could get all the crazy things you lie
in bed thinking about, things that even a preg-