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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
Congress Delays
OCD Solution. .
WAVING Dies Committee reports with
both hands, our unfortunate Con-
gress has again sailed head-on into a dispute
complex beyond its comprehension, and is now
turning a delicate and important situation into
a. teapot tempest.
Apparently impatient to take a whack at
pblicity-getting civilian defense, Congress with
iti habitual sound and fury-as usual signifying
nothing-has brought forth no valid criticism
of the already highly-complicated Office of
Civilian Defense set-up. Instead its professional
pp-offs have yelled 'pinko' and 'incompetent'
until a well worked-out, sane solution of OCD
problems has been endangered.
It must be here stated that there are many
things about the OCD which need correction,
but that Congressional blow-hard viewers-with-
alarm are serving no practical function, but
rather are interfering with administrative prob-
lems in an extremely inconvenient manner.
T HERE ARE about three principal ways in
which Senator Tobey-you remember, the
census-hater-and pals have been doing their
-best to make a political issue out of the vital
civilian defense appropriation.
Number one way is accusing patriotic, willing,
and loyal American citizens of having 'pinko'
tendencies. Perhaps this is the best place to
interject the case of Joseph Lash vs. Senator
Tobey, et al.
On one hand we have Joe Lash who stopped
being 'pinko' in 1939 as witness the record of
his disbelief in the Finnish War and his urging
of action against the Axis even when the Rus-
sians-his so-called source of inspiration-Were
on that side. In contrast we see Tobey's com-
paratively recent conversion to the necessity of
all-out war.
SIMILARLY we find that the much-maligned
Melvyn Douglas has been labeled 'radical' by
the Dies Committee and its supporters in Con-
gress for his assistance to the Spanish loyalists-
the first anti-fascist fighters-and his unswerv-
ing loyalty to the cause of labor. For activities
like these members of Congress see fit to con-
fuse almost beyond hope the problems of OCD.
Our staunch representatives have not been
content with such activity alone. They have
also through various and sundry innuendoes and
insults endangered the early removal of Mayor
LaGuardia and Mrs. Roosevelt in favor of Dean
Landis. By implying that the aforementioned
two were incompetent-which they are not--
they have raised a delicate question of saving
Mayor LaGuardia, who should be running
New York and has practically admitted it, and
Mrs. Roosevelt, who should be speaking to wom-
en's clubs on morale are in a position where
changes will reflect on them. Whether or not
that is undesirable is not the question. The
question is will they allow themselves to b
placed in such a position, a question that except
for Congress would never have entered the dis-
By misled comments and partisan activitis.
Congress has threatened the welfare of vital
civilian defense. By a complete lack of tact and
common sense Congressmen added to the grow-
ing evidence that they are more interested in
th fa11 lectins than in the wfar nf thi

BRIEF COMMENT on finals and the rapid re-
opening of classes, to be read with a slight
sighing motion and a hopeless gesture with the
hands, palms up: "Well."
THAT HOUR has been bothering me for quite
a while. As long as it was still there, and all
I knew was that one day, when the people who
always know when those things are supposed to
be done, said now is the time, it was all right. I
would set my clock ahead and that would be
that. An hour never means much unless you
haven't got it, but now that I have sprung from
my bed with a shout of jubilation on the first
Monday morning sans hour, I miss it. I miss it
a lot. I can extend my sympathies to Holland,
Mich., for now I am almost prepared to go on
Central time too. All of a sudden somebody tak-
.g away an hour. It's a violation, by the lord
Some of the boys held a farewell party for
the hour, on Sunday night. They fortified them-
selves well, and then sat down to wait, and
mourn the passing of the hour. It was a cheer-
ful wake, tinged by occasional laments. Regret-
ful voices recalled other hours, wasted in one
way and another, and said by heavens and earth
if they had that hour or those hours now they'd
sure use them for something or other, they
weren't sure just what. Anyhow, said the Re-
publican, when Landon gets in there he'll give it
back. This piece of information was greeted not
at all, for the giving back of an hour seems some-
how so silly that it could not arouse so trivial a
response as partisanship.
Lash Opponents
Condemned* * *
j young person who rose from the
crowd and began to think out loud in a manner
which disturbed certain righteous, reactionary
members of the "older generation," was at once
practically smothered with sonorous indictments
and wailing screeches of "red and radical and
Some, however, refused to smother. One of
these was Joe Lash, secretary of the Interna-
tional Student Service. Under almost constant
attack from the Dies Committee, anti-New Deal
congressmen and reactionary newspapers, Lash
has firmly maintained his position as a staunch
liberal in the vanguard of the nation's progres-
sive youth movement. But the last round of the
battle has been won by those who are determined
that youth shall not think for itself, for they
recently prevailed upon the U.S. Navy to reject
Lash's application for a commission.
IN CHOOSING to listen to the Dies Committee,
which led the attack, and other Congressional
reactionaries, the Navy has lost a potentially
excellent officer. If the Navy wants men who
are convinced of the justice of this war, then Joe
Lash is their man, for he has been one of the
most active interventionists in the nation during
the past two years.
Of course, objection to the youth leader is
based, not upon his foreign policy views, but
rather upon the entirely false assertion that he
is a Communist. Reactionaries of the Dies-
Ford-Hoffman (all of whom have denounced
Lash) variety evidently go on the assumption
that if a person once-several weeks, months or
years ago-was seen in the company of a Com-
munist, then that person is, was and ever shall
be a "red." For every accusation refers back to
the time when Lash was president of the Ameri-
can Student Union and in this capacity was
associated with numerous young Communists.
Lash readily admits that he cooperated with
the Stalinists. But he did so only before the
Nazi-Soviet pact. Since that time (August, 1939)
he has fought his former associates with as
much vigor and with infinitely more intelligence
than the men who are now denouncing him.
One glance at the actual record-which the Dies
Committee chose to disregard-shows that this
is so.
LASH publicly and privately denounced bth
the Nazi-Soviet pact and the Soviet invasion
of Finland. He firmly supported the Adminis-
tration at a time when the Communists were
denouncing Roosevelt as a "war-monger." He
was booed from the platform at an American
Youth Congress in February, 1941, for speaking

up against the Russians. And only recently he
wrote an article for the magazine "Threshold"
in which he condemned any attempt to renew
the old "united front." If this is what, in the
gentlemen's opinion, represents "boring from
within," then there are a lot of us who are
working for Moscow.
While the reactionaries have been labeling Joe
Lash a "red," the Communists have been attack-
ing him just as vigorously for what they call his
"selling out" and his "treachery." A paragraph
from the Young Communist Review is indica-
tive: "Although her royal highness (Mrs. Roose-
velt) did not appear herself, her lackeys were
there in full force to make their master's voice
heard. Joseph Lash, one-time student leader
now recruited at $4,000 per year by the opposi-
tion to do their dirty jobs, was on the spot to
make a few 'all-out-aid-for-Britain' speeches."
THUS, when one considers the actions of Lash
in the past two years and the words of the
Communists themselves, the reactionaries' ac-
cusation can scarcely be credited with even a
grain of truth. Their entire attack is just ont
more evidence that all too many of the older
generation, a sizeable section of our Congress,
and a large number of our newspapers do not
actually believe in real freedom of thought where
young people are concerned. Whenever youth
thinks a new thought, whenever youth dares to
disagree with its "elders," these men become
afraid. They become afraid that some of the

SOMEBODY else started to argue with a level-
headed guy. "Whatta you mean, it'll be all
right after the first day?" he said. The level-
headed guy said well, even if he lost an hour's
sleep the first night, he'd go to bed an hour ear-
lier the next night, and after that he wouldn't
notice anything wrong at all. "I will not," yelled
the first guy. "Nobody's gonna tell me when I
go to bed and when I get up. I lose an hour,
every day I lose it. Don't tell me it just takes one
day. That hour's gone every day from now on."
The level-headed guy tried to eplain. Look, he
said. the sun comes up and goes down, and a
clock just measures something or other (I was
confused by all this, and I agreed tacitly with
the first guy), and actually you can't lose an
hour even if you tried, because time is just a
measure of something and whatever they do to
the clocks, you still have just as much time.
"Bunk," the first guy replied. "I get up an
hour earlier. I go to classes an hour earlier. I
get through classes at five o'clock every after-
noon. Between classes and supper time there's
an hour when I don't do anything. Now there'll
be two hours when I don't do anything. Two
hours a day, just wasted." He sat back and lit
a cigarette, and made a moue. No, said the rais-
soneur, you'll eat supper at six o'clock by the new
time, and there'll only be an hour from five to
six, so you still only waste an hour. "The hell I
do," said the champ. "I won't eat until seven-
from now on."
SOME OF US talked about whether you lost a
day or gained a day when you went across the
Pacific Ocean, and the decision reached was that
nobody ought to monkey with the Pacific Ocean
nowadays except in the line of duty, and be-
sides, all you had to do either way was just keep
meridianally on your way the rest of the trip
around and somewhere you'd pick up or drop off
that day. The conversation was abandoned as
unfitting to the contemplation of our own, per-
sonal hour that we were about to lose. An astron-
omy student drew some charts. Somebody said
let's play cards. That, said another, is expressly
forbidden in the official rooming house contract
for men. He went and got his contract to prove
his point, and some of the boys said they didn't
care what happened to the hour, they were get-
ting to bed anyhow, and it would be gone in the
morning. Everybody wondered what the clocks
would do, especially that downtown -one that
strikes all night-whether it would go bong bong,
and then right away bong bong bong, or if it
would just go bong bong bong and let it go at
that. When I took by nembutal the level-headed
guy was still arguing with the other guy. He was
getting sore now. "Goddam it," he was yelling,
"the sun comes up, doesn't it? "An hour earlier,"
said the other guy. That one had him. So long
until soon.
PRORAM: Brahms-Academic Festival Over-
ture; Brahms-Symphony No. 3 in F major;
Ravel-LeTombeau de Couperin; Bach-Weiner-
Toccata in l major.
W ITH the appearance here of the Minne-
apolis Symphony Orchestra last Tuesday
evening, Ann Arbor concert-goers heard an
orchestra, and a conductor as well, both tech-
nically and musically improved over their pre-
vious performance. For last year not only was
their playing sloppy from the standpoint of at-
tacks, releases, etc., but we felt that the execu-
tion of the compositions lacked cohesion and
clarity. Such things as too abrupt dynamic
changes and the failure on the part of the con-
ductor to conceive what he was playing as a
unified whole gave an episodic and incoherent
character to the music.
Tuesday evening, however, few of these former
weaknesses were in evidence. From the stand-
point of ensemble the men played, as a whole,
with fine orchestral feeling. It must be realized
that the Minneapolis orchestra cannot compare
with the other orchestras to which Ann Arbor
audiences have been accustomed. It simply does
not have the personnel, therefore the profi-
ciency, which the larger cities can afford. Yet
for the size city which it represents it can only
be applauded.

IF there is any criticism at all to be made of
Mr. Mitropoulos it is for something for which
he cannot very well be reprimanded, and is only
this: He is too big for his orchestra. His grasp
of music, his comprehension of a composition,
is so complete, so all-perceptive, that his orches-
tra, too engrossed in the technical problems of
what they are playing, cannot quite keep up
with him, musically and artistically speaking, of
course. With such an orchestra as the New
York Philharmonic or the Boston Symphony Mr.
Mitropoulos is able to give a reading which much
more nearly expresses his feeling and inter-
pretation of a piece of music, for the players are
more free in their ability to concentrate on the
musical problems, the technical ones not both-
ering them.
Our criticism of last year's concert is based
mainly on the fact that Mr. Mitropoulos, too
enveloped in the task of driving on his players
to the intensity and passion which he himself
feels, paid too little attention to the technical
presentation of the music. Though this fault
was greatly improved over last year, the prob-
lem is still present.
THE READING of the Brahms F major sym-
phony was excellent. Though this is not a
work of great depth or meaning, it contains
some of the most beautiful and moving .of all
Brahms' music, and requires from beginning to
end a delicacy of balance and exquisite phrasing
which are not easy for a conductor to obtain,
Though not generally realized, the music of
Brahms is extremely difficult to conduct and

VOL. LII. No. 91
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University.
Income-Tax Consultation: The lo-
cal office of the Internal Revenue
Department, 608 Ann Arbor Trust
Building, will be open for consulta-
tion on questions relating to the
income tax from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., January 26 to February 18.
From February 18 to March 16 the
local office will furnish consultation
service at the Main Street offices
of the Ann Arbor Commercial and
Savings Bank and the State Savings
Bank, from'10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
daily. Telephone inquiries cannot be
answered from the banks. This in-
formation has been furnished by the
local office of the Internal Revenue
Department for the benefit of mem-
bers of the faculties and staff who
may desire advice in connection with
the preparation of their federal in-
come-tax reports.
Shirley W. Smith
Notice in re University Property
Removed from the City or off Uni-
versity Property: Any University
representative having charge of Un-~
versity property should give notice in
advance to the Inventory Clerk, Busi-
ness Office, University Hall, when
such property is to be taken outside
the City of Ani Arbor or of Uni-
versity property for use in any Uni-
versity project, as, for example, the
W.P.A. A loss recently occurred on
which the University had no insur-
ance because of the fact that no
notice had been given to the Inven-
tory Clerk that such property had
been taken to the location where it
was in use, and the property was
therefore not covered by the insur-
ance policy.
Shirley W. Smith
Change in Telephone Numbers: As
a result of the formation of the War
Board, the telephone number of Miss
Edith Smith, Budget Assistant, has
been changed to 2197. The War
Board telephone numbers are 2143
(professor Heneman, Executive Direc-
tor) and 2196 (Mr. Tibbitts, Secre-
tary). Please save delays by observ-
ing the above changes.
Members of the Faculty and Staff,'
Your attention is called to the fol-
lowing Resolution adopted by the
Regents on May 23, 1941:
Resolved, That it be the policy of
the University of Michigan with re-
gard to: (1) A member of the staff
on indeterminate tenure who enters
the Federal Service in the present
emergency that such member shall
apply for a leave of absence in ac-
cordance with the provisions of the
Bylaws of the Board of Regents, (2)
A member of the faculty or other em-
ployee not on indeterminate tenure
who is called into the service of the
Federal Government during the pres-
ent emergency shall be deemed to be
on leave of absence without salary
for a period not longer than the
end of the present term of appoint-
ment. Upon release from Government
service the University will if possible
reemploy such person at the begin-
ning of a semester or academic year
as may be practicable and in a posi-
tion as nearly comparable as pos-
sible with the former position. What-
ever tentative understanding may
be reached by a department Chair-
man with a member of the staff
should be put in writing with copies
filed with the appropriate Universi-
ty officers.
Chairmen of departments are ad-
vised to weigh carefully the neces-

sity of filling positions made vacant
by the national emergency and to
attempt to make provisions for the
return of members of the staff.
Campus Mail 'The campus mes-
senger service is receiving from cam-
pus offices a large quantity of .mail
with insufficient, and in some cases
illegible, addresses. Obviously, this
not only delays delivery of the poor-
ly addressed mail but also all other
mail, as directories must be consult-
ed by the messengers. With frequent
changes in personnel the problem has
become increasingly difficult. The
cooperation of everyone toward the
elimination of this problem is solicit-
Registration for Selective Service,
1. Date of Registration, February
16. One day only,
2. Who Shall Register. All male stu-
dents born between the dates of Feb-
ruary 17, 1897 and December 31, 1921
inclusive. Anyone who fails to regis-
ter must individually bear full re-
sponsibility for this failure.
Individuals who have previously
registered for the Selective Service
Act do not reregister at this time,
Foreign students must register and
give country of citizenship, Those
who have alien registration cards
must give the number. Those who
have taken out first citizenship pa-
pers only are not citizens of the Unit-
ed States.
Students whose permanent home
addresses are in Ann Arbor, members
of the faculty, administrative staff,
or other university employees within
the age limits should register in the

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reserve corps; and members of the
advanced corps, senior division,
ROTC, are exempt from registration.
3. Place of Registration. Please
register according to the school in
which you are enrolled, as follows:
L.S.A.: Alumni Memorial Hall.
Engineering School: 348 West En-
gineering Building.
Medical School: Recorder's Office.
College of Pharmacy: 250 Chemis-
try Building.
K School of Dentistry: Exhibit Room,
Kellogg Institute.
School of Education: 1431 Univer-
sity Elementary School.
College of Architecture: Library,
Architecture Building.
Law School, School of Business Ad-
ministration, School of Forestry and
Conservation, School of Music, Grad-
uate School, School of Public Health:
Students in these six Units will reg-
ister in 116 Hutchins Hall.
4. Time of Registration: Registra-
tion offices will be open at 7 a.m. and
will not close until 9 p.m. Since reg-
istration is being handled by volun-
tary workers who receive no pay, stu-
dents are requested whenever pos-
sible to register between the hours of
eight and five in order that a mini-
mum staff may take care of other
hours. Please register at the earliest
possible moment.
5. Registration Certificate: Each
registrant will be given a registra-
tion certificate which he should carry
at all times, "as he may be required
to show it from time to time."
Change of Address After Registra-
tion: Each student who changes his
address at any time after registration
should address a communication to
the Selective Service Board in his
home city indicating his new address.
This is the individual student's re-
sponsibility and cannot be borne or
shared by anyone.
Robt. L. Williams
Home Loans: The University In-
vestment office, 100 South Wing, will
be glad to consult with anyone con-
sidering building or buying a home
or refinancing existing mortgages
and is eligible to make F.H.A. loans.
Choral Union Members: A regular
rehearsal of the Choral Union will
be held tonight at 7:00 o'clock, in the
School of Music Auditorium.
Choral Union Vacancies: There is
room in the Chorus for a very limited
number of TENORS and BASSES.
Applicants will please call at the of-
fices of the University Musical Society
in Burton Memorial Tower for try-
out appointments.
Thor Johnson, Conductor
.I-Hop: Those who failed to secure
their J-Hop programs may do so by
bringing their Hop tickets to Room
2, University Hall during the current
A number of articles were found in
the Intramural Building, and may be
redeemed by the owneis at Room 2,
University Hall.
W. B. Rea,
Auditor of Student Organizations.
Alien (Enemy) Registration: The
Office of the Counselor to Foreign
Students has received the regulations
as to alien enemies pertaining to
registration as follows:
All German, Italian, and Japanese
nationals (persons born in these
countries or in Autria who have
not received FINAL papers of
citizenship and have not yet tak-
en the oath of allegiance to the Unit-
ed States before a Federal Judge) are
required to file application for a
Certificate of Identification at the
Ann Arbor General Postoffice be-
tween February 9 and February 28,
inclusive. Failure to comply with
the new regulations may be punished
by severe punishments including
possible internment of the enemy
alien for the duration of the war.
The alien enemy must furnish the
following documents and information
at the time of the application: 1) the

within 30 days of the date they are
submitted. They must be on thin
paper, unmounted, and unretouched,
and must have light background.
They must show the alien with-
out a hat and full front view.
Snapshots and group or full-length
photograph will not be accepted;
3) the alien enemy must be prepared
to fill in a questionnaire concerning
The Counselor and the Assistant
Counselor will be glad to help the
persons concerned in the above regu-
lations with regard to any questions
or problems arising out of the regis-
tration or application.
Prospective Applicants for the
Combined Curricula: Students of the
College of Literature, Science, and
the Arts wishing to apply for admis-
sion to one of the combined curricula
for September 1942 should fill out
applications for such admission as
soon as possible in Room 1210 Angell
Hall. The final date for application
is April 20, 1942, but early applica-
tion is advisable. Pre-medical stu-
dents should please note that appli-
cation for admission to the Medical
School is not application for admis-
sion to the Combined Curriculum. A
separate application should be made
out for the consideration of the Com-
mittee on Combined Curricula.
Edward H. Kraus.
College of Literature, Science, and
the Arts, Schools of Education, u-
sic, and Public Health: Students who
received marks of I or X at the close
of their last term of attendance
(viz., semester or summer session)
will receive a grade of E in the course
unless this work is made up by
March 12, Students wishing an ex-
tension of tine beyond this date
should file a petition addressed to the
appropriate official in their school
with Room 4 U.H., where it will be
Roht. L. Williams,
Assistant Registrar
Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores, Ap-
plicants for Commissions in United
States Marine Corps. Second Lieu-
tenant W. L. Batchelor, United States
Marine Corps, will be at the Naval
R.O.T.C. office (North Hall) at 9:00
this morning for the purpose of in-
terviewing applicants from the Uni-
versity of Michigan for entrance, to
the United States Marine Corps Can-
didates School for Commission and
will be available for such interviews
through Thursday, February 12.
Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores
are eligible 'for such commissions,
Applicants must pass required physi-
cal examination and meet certain
other qualifications.
All those interested should per-
sonally visit the Naval R.O.TC, office
on days February 10-12, inclusive,
between hours 9:00-12:00 a.m. and
1:30-4:30 p.m. for further informa-
tion and interview,
Students, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts: Students whose
records carry reports of I or X either
from the first semester, 1941-42, or
(if they have not been in residence
since that time) from any former
session, will receive grades of E unless
the work is completed by March 9,
Petitions for extensions of time,
with the written approval of the in-
structors concerned, should be ad-
dressed to the Administrative Board
of the College, and presented to Room
4, University Hall, before March 9,
E. A. Walter,
May 1942 Seniors, School of Edu-
cation, must file with the Recorder
of the School of Education, 1437
U.E.S., no later than February 14, a
statement of approval for major and
minors signed by the adviser. Blanks
for the purpose may be secured in
the School of Education office or in
Room 4 U.H.
The American Association of Uni-
versity Women Fellowshin. in honor

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