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Letters To The Editor


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Editorial Staff

Homer Swander
Morton Mintz
Will Sapp,
Charles Thatcher
George W. Sallad6
Bernard Hendel
Myron Dann .
Barbara deFries
Edward J. Perlberg
Fred M. Ginsberg
Mary Lou Curran
Jane Lindberg .
James Daniels .

Managing Editor
Editorial Director
City Editor
Associate Editor
Associate Editor
Sports Editor
Associate Sports Editor
Women's Editor
Business Staff
..Business Manager
Associate Business Manager
Women's Business Manager
Women's Advertising Manager
Publications Sales Analyst

The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily,
staff and represent the views of the writers
Nelson Must Clean
WPB House. .
W HEN Donald Nelson was made sole
director of the War Production
Board last February, visions of efficiency, co-
ordination and, above all, of actual production
appeared before both the people and the press.
Nelson assumed his tremendous task of to-
ordinating the vast United States war produc--
tion effort with words that radiated confidence
and an attitude that should have made red tape
men tremble. His oft-quoted words tell their
own story. "Hours are important. Every minute
counts. I pledge my word to the American peo-
ple that I will knock down indifference and in-
tolerance wherever I find it." Those were big
words for a man setting out to reorganize the
decadent OPM.
Enthusiasm was high for many persons in-
terpreted this action as the end of government
vacillation with regard to industry. Wiser
heads, however, withheld judgment until Nel-
son should apply those words to such incum-
bent obstacles as Jesse Jones and William
Early in the life of the WPB it became evident
to the public that all was not going well. Came
the aluminum and magnesium scandals which
smelled of things worse than intolerance and
indifference, yet guilty parties did not begin
to go.
The report of the Truman Committee, whose
yeoman efforts were chiefly responsible for the
creation of the WPB, showed that things were
seriously wrong in the control of aircraft pro-
duction. The investigators of that committee
found that persons directing aircraft production
knew little if anything about it. Nevertheless,
do-little Merrill C. Meigs, ex-Hearst publisher,
remains in charge.
Festering spot toward which most adverse
criticism is directed is the department control-
ling durable consumer goods. Here representa-
tives from industries are allowed to dictate the
terms of their own plant turnovers from civilian
to war production. They have allowed the re-
frigerator, typewriter, furniture and many other
industries to continue producing-using essen-
tial materials-as if there were no war.
Latest WPB scandal is to be found in the
automobile industry where, under the guise of
creating a stock pile of spare parts, produc-
ers have successfully prevented the complete
change-over to war production-not to mention
making a good bit of change on the side.
Only one man, Robert Guthrie, struck out
against these unwise and costly practices. This
man was demoted and allowed to resign. Guth-
rie's only sin was intolerance of biased official
Offering a feeble excuse for his poor staff,
Nelson recently stated that dollar-a-year men
no longer wanted to join his staff because of the
adverse criticism from the press. Patriotic dol-
lar-a-year men, we must say!
To date the press has been pretty gentle

Russia A Force For Peace
To the Editor:
Irving Jaffe's considered reply to the incred-
ible Mr. Walsh was intelligent and much to the
Point. Since Mr. Walsh's shortcoming is appar-
ently a marked lack of knowledge of current
history, it would have been impossible for Mr.
Jaffe to untangle and correct his muddled think-
ing in a few column inches, but Mr. Jaffe is to
be commended for a fine critique.
I merely want to add a critical consideration
of one of the more unfortunate of Mr. Walsh's
speculations. He says: "In 1933 ..President
Roosevelt said, 'I trust that our nations may
cooperate-for the preservation of the peace of
the world.' Less than six years later the Rus-
sla armies had marched into Finland in one
of the most infamous, etc." This jump of six
years totally ignores the time between 1933
and 1939; it ignores Ethiopia, Spain, Austria
and Munich. I think that any sort of investiga-
tion of the history of this period will convince
Mr. Walsh that the Soviet Union, during these
years, was the only major power which at-
tempted to further the ideal expressed by
President Roosevelt.
During those tragic years when Hitler had his
own way, the Soviet Union, through its chief
diplomat, Maxim Litvinoff, strove to unite the
democracies of Europe into a united front
against Fascism, a front which would have effec-
tively checked the Nazi aspirations for expan-
sion. I suggest that Mr. Walsh remember this
name, Litvinoff, and that he read something
about the man, perhaps in that late issue of
Time (very conservative). Joseph E. Davies re-
ports, (Mission to Moscow, p. 109) that Litvinoff
in 1937 stated "that the only hope for the pres-
ervation of European peace was a prompt, firm'
declaration of the democracies of Europe that
they were standing together for peace-that if
the United States were to join in such a declara-
tion it would mean not only European peace but
world peace as well, as it would also settle the
Japanese question."
The Soviet Union, of course, was not success-
ful in its effort to prevent the war, and the
causes for its failure can be found in the quality
of the governments of France and England. One
of the results of the sabotage ofcollective secur-
ity was the necessity for protecting Leningrad
by annexing portions of Finland..
I think that if Mr. Walsh had not seen fit to
pass so blithely from 1933 to 1939, he would not
have written his incomprehensible editorial. Mr.
Walsh should read more widely, even the highly
liberal New Republic might teach Mr. Walsh
something, if he can find any copies later than
Finally, it is truely regrettable that Mr.
Churchill does not trust Mr. Stalin. British.
Prime Ministers, though, have been notable these
past few years for trusting too many people.
Hitler, for instance. - Robert L. Chapman, '43
Reactionary Influence
To the Editor:
ALTHOUGH I believe that campus reaction
has thoroughly refuted the illogical views of
Mr. Walsh, I would like to consider one of the
aspects of the editorial. Whether it is plain lack
of understanding of the crisis through which
America is passing, or plain stupidity, or the
blind ravings of one who fears the "Reds" more
than he does the Nazis is of no concern.
What is of concern is that Mr. Walsh has
quoted Westbrook Pegler, and has been influ-
enced by this labor-baiter's views. Pegler,
Hearst, McCormick, Patterson are daily hin-
dering this nation's war effort by injecting
into us suspicion of our allies.
Every day in the week, 33,000,000 American
readers are subjected to the poison of these ap-
peasers. Hearst and Patterson have been thor-
oughly exposed by "PM" as falling directly into

that group of publishers whom Archibald Mac-
Leish called America's sixth column. The Satur-
day Evening Post prints anti-Semitic and anti-
labor articles; it incites class against class, Jews
against gentile, Negro against white. McCormick
of the "Chicago Tribune" has done all in his
power to make us hate the British, despise the
Chinese, and fear the Russians. They are daily
carrying out Hitler's axiom of "divide and con-
America, fighting in complete unison with
the British, China and Russia, will emerge vic-
torious. America, isolated from her allies,
cannot survive this war. And yet every day
in the week these Hitler-lovers continue to in-
ject their poison into American minds. Mr.
Walsh's editorial is the result of the harm
these appeasers are doing.
Let us follow their reasoning one step further
to its logical conclusion. They say, "We cannot
trust the Russians-that after the war we will
have to fight Russia." Then why should we send
aid to Russia in the first place? This last state-
ment is what the appeasers hope the American
people will think if they accept the first two
r7iT-V dare tn Coavthese thinao tf the ov vime

Not Treason
To the Editor:
The Daily editorial page has been dull reading
this year.
It took George Walsh, a freshman, to stir us
up and get us away from the Soph Prom, Friday
night quiet-hours, new movie theatre level of
college controversy. Mr. Walsh, with an editorial
advocating that America take on Russia after
she gets through with the Axis, really started
If the letters already printed are any indica-
tion, all of these outraged citizens are calling
Walsh a Nazi, a Fascist, a perverter of national
unity, and a few things less polite.
Take Al Weeks, '45. "Mr. Walsh.. .would you
rather write for Herr Goebbels or Herr Swan-
der?" - .. "a worse crime" . . . "tear down mor-
ale" ... And Marvin Lerner, '43: "Sixth column"
- "The publication of Walsh's editorial is dan-
gerous . . . " David Stevenson, '42, in a more
humorous vein: "If Mr. Walsh keeps up the
good work, there is no reason why he can't share
the German air waves with Martin Dies, or land
a job on the Beobachter.. ."
I am not defending Mr. Walsh's position.
But I am defending his right to say what he
thinks, to criticize national policy, in print.
Russia's attitude at the peace table will mean
a lot when the war is over. Her peace aims may
be a far cry from our own, and she will be a
factor to be reckoned with. Walsh, in advocat-
ing that we formulate our attitude toward Rus-
sia now, may be wrong, but he is hardly Fascistic,
When Tom Thumb says, of the first real
controversy The Daily has started this year,
lashing at Walsh's editorial: "It is treason to tell
lies in the public press, therefore inspiring others
to parrot the fibs and undermine our cause..
my first reaction is:
"If this be treason . .. let's have a little more
of it on The Daily editorial page."
- Jim Conant, '44

THE FINE THING about radio is
that it renders so much service to
the public. -The National Association
of Broadcasters stated that "the ra-
dio, through advertising, is the great-
est informational medium that the
public has ever known."
Yes, there's no doubt about that.
Proof is found in those charming in-
formative commercials. For instance:
"Emily Froitzboinder, Girl Dog-
catcher, is brought to you by Goo, the
only sure-fire guaranteed stuff. Goo
gives guaranteed relief in four ways.
It is better because it is composed of
ingredients. Just think of it, Mrs.
Housewife-Goo is composed of gen-
uine ingredients! Like a doctor's pre-
scription, it is a compound! Com-
pounds always give sure relief, es-
pecially if they are composed of in-
gredients! In addition to all this,
Goo contains an analgesic, sodium
acetylsalicylate! 'Remember Goo-
it's Goo for what ails you!"
Yes, I must agree with the NAB.
You certainly learn a lot from radio
IT will certainly be swell to graduate
and be out in the cold, cold world.
There is no dean out there, I under-
stand. The influence of, having a
dean, whether he comes in contact
with you or not, is extremely oppres-
sive. Out in the world, all we have
to do is lick Hitler. At least, there
are no deans.
I have been in school four years
and two summer sessions now, and I
can truthfully say that I learned
nothing useful except the knowledge
I picked up in Mr. McGeoch's Music
41. You can tell me it's my own fault.
I'm sure of that. But I did have fun
and mebbe I'll get a dimplomy, too.
* * *
Besides, I know the difference be-
tween an esker and a drumlin.
*, * * .
And if I should be on some quiz
program and I choose the geology
questions and the $64 question is:
"What is the difference between an
esker and a drumlin?" I'll probably
be too tongue-tied to answer anyway.
Now that I come to think of it, I've
forgotten the different between an
esker and a drumlin anyway, so let's
skip it.
ONE of the 605 fan letters in to-
day's mail asks me to name the 10
most famous people I've known at the
University of Michigan. Without a
moment's hesitation, I would say:
Reuter Ames, Fontaine Rey, Jr.,
Chow Ling, H. G. W. Hoffmeister,
Gamos Snorl, Raymond G. Worf,
Hatfield Marlboro, Percy Bysshe
Rasmussen and Berton Manos. You
might wonder why I left out Tom
Harmon. There are times when I
wonder myself.
* * .* $
Well, anyway, out in that cold, cold
world there will be no deans. Al-
though I am temfpted to say: "You're
a better man than I am, Gunga
Dean," I shall refrain, thereby omit-
ting what would probably be the
funniest remark ever printed in this
* * *
Add famous last words: "I believe
that only by going to war against
Russia can the United States and
Great Britain hope to realize their
dream of a lasting peace."


By Lichty

Vessel Fireman A2, salary, $130 per
month, May 21, 1942.
Vessel Fireman A2, salary, $130 per
month, May 21, 1942.
Vessel Oiler A2, salary, $130 per
month, May 21, 1942.
,Complete announcements on file
at the Bureau, 201 Mason Hall. Of-
fice hours: 9-12 and 2-4.
Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received notice of corrections in
salaries announced for recent Michi-
gan Civil Service positions. They
are hereby corrected as follows:
Vessel Porter C1, $110.00 per month.
Vessel Steward B, $132.00 per
Cabin Steward B, $126.50 per
Ordinary Seaman Cl, $110.00 per

Amounts To Treason
To the Editor:

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"What a swell day, Gert!-flowers blooming, birds singing,
men whistling!"

America and the United Nations can lose the
war. In fact we can lose it in 1942. The Nazis
have thrown four million troops against the
Russians in a desperate attempt to strike a
knockout blow this summer. An Axis victory
over Russia will leave Hitler with a treasure
house of raw materials with which to subjugate
China and India in the shortest period. America
will be left alone to face a gigantic Fascist mili-
tary machine determined on world domination.
It is obvious, then, that America's existence as
an independent and democratic nation is imme-
diately. involved in the present Nazi spring of-
fensive. A victory for the Fascists abroad will
mean a victory for the Fascists at home.
It follows, therefore, that George Walsh's edi-
torial, whether he realizes it or not, amounts
to treason. His statement amounts to treason
because it creates disunity at a time when a
united war effort is paramount; it spreads
Axis-inspired rumors about our ally, the Soviet
Union, whose battle against the Fascists has
given the world a new hope for the future; it
hampers the creation of a Western front which
is so essential to the destruction of the nerve
center of the Axis in 1942.
George Walsh maintains that when the war is
over the U.S.S.R. will stab America in the back.
This is untrue. Harry Hopkins, Lord .Beaver-
brook, Stafford Cripps and Ambassador Davies
have indicated, that on the basis of past experi-
ence and present fact, the Soviet Union has hon-
estly subscribed to the Atlantic Charter. As for
its aims in the present war, they were clearly
stated by Mr. Stalin last November and repeated
in every speech since. He said: "We have not
and cannot have such war aims as the seizure of
foreign territories, the subjugation of foreign
peoples, regardless of whether it concerns peo-
ples and territories of Europe or peoples and
territories of Asia, including Iran. Our first aim
consists in liberating our territory and our peo-
ples from the German Fascist yoke. We have not
and cannot have such war aims as imposing our
will and our regime on the Slavs and other en-
slaved peoples of Europe who are awaiting our
aid. Our aid consists in assisting these people in
their liberation struggle against the Hitler tyr-
anny and then setting them free to rule on their
own land as they desire. No intervention what-
ever in the internal affairs of other peoples."
This statement stands in perfect harmony with
the war aim declarations of the United Nations.
General MacArthur has stated that the hopes
of civilization rest upon the worthy banners of
the courageous Russian army. The hopes of civil-
ization rest also upon the banners of the British,
American and Chinese armies. The statements
of George Walsh and the appeasers in America
make no contribution to the important job of
winning the war. -- Harry Stutz, Grad.
Democracy is alien to these people. They have
accepted completely the Nazi ideology.
Thre is nnly one way to ston thes edefentists


Seaman A2, $143.00 per
Fireman A2, $143.00 per
Oiler A2, $143.00 per month.
Officer I, $190.00per month.
Officer II, $230.00 per
Officer ha, $280.00 per

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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.


Vessel Operating Engineer I, $190.00
per month.
Vessel Operating Engineer II,
$230.00 per month.
Complete announcements on file
at the Bureau, 201 Mason Hall. Office
hours: 9-12 and 2-4.
Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information
'The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received notice of the following
Civil Service Examinations. Last
date forfiling application is noted
in each case:
Detroit Civil Service
Technical Aid (Male - Female)
(General) (Business Admin.) (Med-
ical Science), salary $1,716 per year,
June 8, 1942.
Jr. Engineering Aid-Male & Fe-
male, salary $1,914 per year, June
8, 1942.
Jr. Traffic Engineer-Male, salary
$3,168 per year, June 8, 1942.
Assistant Traffic Engineer, salary
$3,900 per year, June 8. 1942.
Senior Traffic Engineer, salary
$2,376 per year, June 8, 1942.
Student Public Health Nurse, sal-
ary $1,584 per year.
Applications will be accepted until
further notice.
General Staff Nurse, Relief-Fe-
male, salary $1,848 per year. Appli-
cations will be accepted until further
Motorman (Male), salary 79c to
84c per hour, depending on assign-
ment. May 22, 1942.
Auto Repairman, male, salary 90c
per hour, May 21, 1942.
Intermediate Typist (Male), sal-
ary $1,650 per year, May 20, 1942.
Assistant Public Service Attend-
ant (Male & Female), salary 35c to
65c per hour, May 19, 1942.
Assistant Public Service Attend-
ant (Male & Female), salary 35c to
65c per hour, May 19, 1942.
Academic Notices
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
meet on Saturday, May 16, at 10:00
a.m., in Room 319, West Medical
Building. "Pantothenic Acid" will
be discussed. This will be the last
seminar meeting of the current sem-
Final Examination, English I and
II, Wednesday, May 20, 8-10 a.m., as
English I
Arthos, 35 AH; Bacon, 35 AH; Cal-
ver, 406 MH; Peake, 35 AH.
English II
Bader, 201 UH; Baum, W Phys Lee;
Bertram, W Phys Lec; Boys, W Phys
TL.e Conn1e. W Phys Lee: EngeL 305

UH; Weisinger, 101 Ec; Wells, 1025
Make-up examination, for unavoid-
able examination conflicts only, will
be given Friday, May 22, 7-9 p.m.,
in Rooms 25 A.H. and 1025 A.H.
Electrical Engineering 23n, Ele-
mentary Radio, will be repeated dur-
ing the Summer Term if a sufficient
number of students request that it
be offered. E.E. 23n is a course in
radio for students of the College of
Literature, Science and the Arts, and
for other students without technical
background. It consists of lectures,
laboratory, and code practice.< There
are no prerequisitesdand it gives four
hours' credit. Will any student who
is interested please telephone the
Electrical Engineering Department,
Ext. 443, or call at .Room 274 West
Engineering Building.
Defense training course for women
in Surveying, Mapping and Photog-
rametry: A thirteen-week E.M.S.D.T.
course will be given at the Univer-
sity beginning July 6 to train women
for U.S. Government positions as En-
gineering Aid, Photogrametric and
Topographic option. Civil Service
positions beginning at $1,440 to $1,800
per year are assured to those suc-
cessfully conpleting the course. En-
trance requirements are two years of
college training with major study in
engineering, architecture, physics,
chemistry, mathematics, forestry, or
geology. Three and one-half years
of college study in any other field
will be accepted if the applicant has
had trigonometry in high school or
college. Further information may be
obtained from Miss Ethel A. McCor-
mick, Michigan League.
All students who expect to become
candidates for a Teacher's Certificate
in January, May, or August 1943
should call at the office of the School
of Education for an application blank
for admission to candidacy for the
teacher's certificate, which is to be
returned by Monday, May 25.
Doctoral Examination for Richard
Gerstell, Forestry and Conservation;
thesis: "The Place of Winter Feeding
in Practical Wildlife Management."
Today, 2045 Natural Science, 2:00
p.m. Chairman, H. M. Wight.
By action of the Executive Board,
the Chairman may invite members of
the faculties and advanced doctoral
candidates to attend the examina-
tion and he may grant permission to
those who for sufficient reason might
wish to be present.
C. S.Yoakum
Education C1 Final Examination:
Tuesday, May 26, from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Doctoral Examination for Herbert
Reuben John Grosch, Astronomy;
thesis: "Integration Orbit and Mean
Elements of Jupiter's Eighth Satel-
lite." Saturday, May 16, Observa-
tory, 10:00 a.m. Chairman, A. D.
Doctoral Examination for Famee
Lorene Shisler, Greek and Latin;
thesis: "The Technique of the Por-
trayal of Emotion in Greek Tragedy."
Saturday, May 16, 2009 Angell Hall,
9:30 a.m. Chariman, W. E. Blake.
By action of the Executive Board,
the Chairmen may invite members
of the faculties and advanced doc-
toral candidates to attend these ex-
aminations and he may grant per-
mission to those who for sufficient
reason might wish to be present.
C. S. Yoakum
Recital: Victor Hildner, a student
of Palmer Christian, will give an or-
gan recital in Hill Auditorium to-
night at 8:30.to which the public is
invited. The program will include
works by Boehm, Frescobaldi, Bach,
Franck, Widor and Liszt, and is giv-
en in partial fulfillment of the re-
mii.-on+c f thoMauar oM. - ir.

The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received notice of the following
Civil Service Examinations. Last date
for filing application is noted in each
Michigan State Civil Service
Vessel Porter Cl, salary, $100 per
month, May 21, 1942.
Vessel Steward B, salary, $120 per
month, May 21, 1942.
Cabin Steward B, salary, $115 per
month, May 21, 1942.
Vessel Operating Engineer I, sal-
ary, $160 per month, May 21, 1942.
Vessel Operating Engineer II, sal-
a1rvl A0 ner month Mav 91 1049


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