THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1942
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n*Does Music Soothe
The Savage Breast?
By TOM THUMB
GOOD MUSIC will do strange things to ordi- didn't even mind paying 45 cents for a beer and
narily sensible people. By good music, I having the waitress remove the bottle from their
mean the solid kind, table before they had finished.
I was in Chicago last week-end, and headed in HE WAITRESSES were enjoying it, too. They
the direction of Orchestra Hall to be in time to trucked to the tables. The hat-check girl was
catch a 28-cent seat in the Family Gallery to bouncing to that wonderful music too. The
hear Beethoven's First. On the way, while walk- perspiration was all over the faces of the men,
ing down Randolph Street, I heard extremely but they kept playing loud and rhythmically. It
eerie sounds emanating from a place called the was wonderful. Finally, they stopped playing.
Garrick Stagebar. I examined a poster in front "Solid, eh?" said Smith, fanning himself with
of the place and discovered that Stuff Smith his handkerchief. "It's cold here," said the
and his six-piece combination were stationed drummer, and the band took an intermission.
there. Immediately I forgot the difference be- A sailor, who was sitting next to me, told me
tween Beethoven and Lucky Luciano, and the that Maurice Rocco was playing at the Capital
Chicago Symphony might just as well have been Bar. So I walked to the Capital Bar to see what
the Brooklyn Dodgers to me. it was like. Rocco plays the boogie woogie piano
Stuff Smith was at the helm of his colored and he's plenty hot, except that the sound equip-
band, and he plays the hottest electric fiddle ment isn't very good at the Capital and the beers
ever heard by man or swing-crazed beast. Verily, are only two bits.
he is the black Heifetz. After Rocco went off, Louis Jordan and his
Tympany Five, another colored combination,
SMITH was playing downstairs at the Garrick, came on. Everybody got to jumping there, too.
and the small room, built to hold 100, must It was so crowded that you wouldn't think
have been packed with about 250. There were there'd be room to jump, but there was. Three
six to eight people sitting around each table, the sailors (yes, they were sober-everybody was
top of which seemed about the size of a half- sober) started shouting and yelling and telling
dollar. Standees lined the walls. I joined the Louie that he was solid-because verily he was.
crowd, spellbound by the wonderful music. And The sailors soon became the center of attraction.
it wasn't Debussy. They had rhythm and everybody knew it. But
The music would bounce on the floor, then they weren't showing off-they just couldn't
bounce on the roof and then bounce up and help it. Nobody could. When you hear music
down inside your head. Everybody in the room like that, you've gotta jump. You can't control
was thumping on the tables or pounding the the impulse. When it comes at you you jump
floor with their feet. They weren't high school and bang your glass on the bar and even yell if
kids, either. They looked like respectable busi- you've had a beer or two.
ness men, for the most part. Some of the people Now, it's not that you're drunk. It's just that
could be recsgnized as musicians, but most of one or two beers will release you from a few of
them were obscure-looking everyday men and the primary inhibitions (I guess). But the music
women. And they were jumping and thumping gets into your blood.
and forgetting their dignity. I got to bed at 6 a.m., and my corpuscles were
And Stuff Smith was playing all the strings beating in jive time all night. I could hear that
of the violin at once. He made it sound like a music bouncing around in my head.
trumpet, then like a clarinet and then like the There is no special point to this column. I am
devil himself. The drummer was bouncing and not going to say that we should subject the Japs
jumping and chewing his cud like drummers do. to this music, or Roosevelt. or that we should
The audience, a motley lot if I ever saw one, cut out this music for the duration or that we
were jumping and shrieking, like a pack of Sa- should ration it. I just felt like writing a column
voy jitterbugs. They were so happy that they on it.
By DREW PEARSON and ROBERT S. ALLEN
GRIN AND BEAR IT
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NIGHT EDITOR: GEORGE W. SALLADE
The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
FDR Talk Lacks
Tone Of Urgency
ONE OF President Roosevelt's greatest
quafities is his ability to pour oil on
the troubled waters, to stop rumors and criticism
while at the same time inspiring greater coop-
He demonstrated that ability once more Mon-.
day night as his fireside talk-this time termed
a report to the people-put at ease those who
were left in doubt and confusion by the situation
in the Far East.
If the speech had any faults-there were very
few in its careful phrasing and apt diction-it
was in its failure to reach an absolute tone of
urgency. The urgency was implied, but the lack
of it in specific form left too much room for
Roosevelt declared that if this nation is to
win the war there must be no slowing of our
productive processes-what he failed to say is
that if this nation is going to keep from losing
the war it must not only prevent slowing of the
processes, it must hasten them.
Otherwise the address was, admirable in what
it accomplished. The President clarified the Phil-
ippine situation, demonstrating almost beyond
dispute the impossibility of relieving Mac-
Arthur's brilliant defenders, and relieving the
minds of those who did not know that there
were American troops as well as planes in the
He likewise laid proper stress on the need for
uninterrupted production, tossed Russia a well-
deserved bolquet, and drew a clearer map of the
war's geography. All these things are praise-
worthy and we suppose belong in a report to the
The fact remains that this report to the people
lacked something essential. It lacked the inspi-
rational force that will make the American peo-
ple realize that they are behind an eight-ball
thatrcan be moved only when the lassitude of
complacency is gone.
FreI'f c WAr- .Guilt
T HE GHOSTS of the men who led
T, France's Third Republic-Daladier,
Blum, Gamelin, La Chambre and Jacomet, have
been politically entombed for nearly eighteen
months-are walking again at a farcical war
guilt trial'in Riom, but they present their most
ghastly side to the American State Department.
While these men are accused of- France's
downfall by a Vichy court,swhileda Vichy judge
is suppressing Daladier's hints of Nazi interest
in the trial, the United States Ambassador to
Vichy is still "seeking data" on the puppet Pe-
tain's program on furnishing arms to the Axis
in North Africa and Japan. Even the State De-
partment has told Washington correspondents
that France has been aiding the North African
armies of Germany and Italy. And even the
State Department could repeat nothing more
evasive than Vichy Ambassador Henri Haye's
bland statement that his government had made
"no commitments" to Japan in regard to Mada-
FT-rTE OUTCOME of this Nazi justice at Riom
WASHINGTON-By all odds the most impor-
tant thing the American people have got to
understand about this war-and understand it
quickly-is that the Axis is gambling everything
on 1942, while the United Nations are talking
about victory in 1944.
And the danger-which few people seem to
realize-is that desperate, ruthless dictators,
willing to stake everything they have, including
long range-submarine attacks and landing forces
6;000 miles from home, may conceivably be suc-
cessful in 1942.
After 1942, Axis dictators know, the slow-
moving, lumbering industrial giant of the United
States will swing into action. After 1942, for the
Axis, it will be too late.
This realization is why some Washington exec-
utives now are advocating more .troop transports
and merchant vessels which can be finished this
year, rather than battleships to be finished in
three years. That is why an all-important back-
stage debate now goes on between the Navy and
Win-the-War-Now boys about switching tur-
bines from 1944 battleships to 1942 troopships.
That is also why the WIN-THE-WAR-NOW
boys favor a stiff offensive. As Secretary Stim-
son said last week, carrying the war to the en-
emy's waters keeps their submarines out of ours.
Secret (:?) Map
JOE EASTMAN, :of the Interstate Commerce
Commission, was holding a hearing on con-
struction of a badly-needed pipe-line for crude
oil from Wichita Falls, Texas, to Savannah, Ga.
Vincent Shinkle, of Trans-American Pipe-line,
was holding forth. He produced maps showing
the mid-continent field this pipe-line would
traverse; finally came to a map showing the
U. S. naval and air bases in the Atlantic area
which this pipe-line would supply.
Suddenly, up jumped Brigadier-General Wal-
ter Pyron, stroke to the hearing desk, ripped the
map from the book.
"That map contains military secrets," he ex-
claimed. "Where did you get it?"
"From the National Geographic Society," re-
lack of commitment to Japan or Germany can
therefore be taken for the same value as the
musical comedy courtroom scene at Riom. These
men of Vichy, with the senile Petain a possible
exception, are not men of republican France.
They are following a master who began the same
way in a courtroom after the Reichstag fire,
and their ultimate end is the same. They not
only intend to dishonor the men who led pre-
war France, but they also seem to be aiming at
the discredit of the entire concept of democracy
wherever it has been applied.
LEADERS such as Blum or Daladier are not fit
candidates for martyrdom. Through their
shortsightedness and incompetency they made
France a wheezing victim to. Germany's per-
fectly-conditioned striking force. But at least
they were acting as Frenchmen, free to follow
the dictates of their own judgment. If Leon
Blum betrayed France because he was too ideal-
istic to put her into arms, he is more to be
trusted than Francis Darlan, who seems to have
the inclinition to betrav France and the entire
plied Mr. Shinkle. "They have printed more
than a million-all approved by the Army."
Interesting and irrelevant coincidence: Before
be was recently commissioned in the Army,
Brigadier-General Pyron was a high official of
the Gulf Oil Company.
Big Oil Companies Qppose
IT SO HAPPENS that all the big oil companies
are fighting this new pipe-line. The proposed
pipe-line will be a common carrier. In other
words, like a railroad, it will carry anybody's oil.
To get the significance of this, it must be
remembered that pipe-lines are the means by
which the big oil companies control prices and
dominate the industry. A major part of U. S.
oil fields are pioneered and developed by inde-
pendent wildcatters. But after developing a
field, they can only market their oil through
pipe-lines, and those are in the hands of the big
Even the new pipe-line from Baton Rouge to
Greensboro, N. C., to be used for gasoline, is
owned 50-50 by Shell and Standard.
But the proposed new line from Wichita Falls,
Tex., to Georgia will carry crude$ oil from any
Dewey And Communists
Some members of New York's Board of Higher
Education are convinced that crime-crusader
Tom Dewey has made a political deal with the
Communists as a step toward being elected Gov-
ernor of New York this fall,
For some time, Communist teachers have been
a headache to New York's four city colleges-
Queens, Hunter, Brooklyn and City of Nee York.
So a committee consisting of Ira Hirschmann
and Lawson Stone, son of Chief Justice Stone,
was appointed to give suspected Communists a
fair trial, and if guilty, oust them.
Harc est clamorer for ousting the Communist
teachers was Charles Tuttle, active in Republi-
can politics, an opponent of FDR in the 1930
race for the governorship of New York, and a
strong Dewey man. Tuttle, a member of the
Board of Higher Education, has constantly at-
tacked the Board for .not taking drastic action
against the Communists long ago. He even
wanted to fire a big bunch at once,
The other day, however, Tuttle approached
Chairman Hirschmann of the special committee
on Communist teachers and said:
"I've been talking to Mr. X who wants to settle
all this Communist business. And I think he's
got a fine basis for a settlement."
"Why is it your job to settle this?" asked
"Well, I couldn't refuse to negotiate, could I?"
When Hirschmann reported this to Lawson
Stone, the latter's comment was: "Dewey has
made a deal with the Communists."
Since then, Dr. Bella Dodd, representative of
l the Teachers' Union, has been negotiating with
Hirschmann and Stone regarding Communist
teachers who face trial, and proposing that a
few of the more vehement teachers be ousted
and all the others have the charges against
After she made the proposal, Hirschmann and
Stiant -nnnnd this, nption
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,
1021 Angell Hall
Students, College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts; No course may
be elected for credit after the end of
the third week. Saturday, February
28, is therefore the last date on which
new elections may be approved. The
willingness of an individual instruc-
tor to admit a student later does not
affect the operation of this rule.
E. A. Walter
Attention of Hopwood contestants
is called to the paragraph on page 9
of the Hopwood bulletin relative to
petitions: "In particular or irregular
cases the committee may, upon peti-
tion, waive parts of these rules, but
no petition will be received by the
committee after March 1, 1942."
R. W. Cowden
Certificates of Eligibility; All par-
ticipants and chairmen of activities
are reminded that first semester eli-
gibility certificates are good only un-
til March 1. Certificates for the sec-
ond semester must be secured before
Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships: The
National Phi Kappa Phi Honor Soc-
iety each year awards a certain num-
ber of Graduate Fellowships with
stipend of $500 to be devoted to
study in some American College or
University. Undergraduate members
of Phi Kappa Phi of the University
of Michigan, elected during the first
semester of the present year are eligi-
ble to apply for one of these fellow-
ships. The closing date for applica-
tions to be received by the local chap-
ter is March 7. Further information
and application blanks may be se-
cured from the secretary, Mary C.
Van Tuyl, in Room 3123 Natural
Science Building from 2 to 5 daily,
February 24 to 27.
Swimming - Women Students:
There will be no open swimming for
women at the Union Pool on Thurs-
day evening, February 26.
English 159, Sec. 2: Make-up for
the final examination will be given
Thursday, February 26, from 3-5, in
Room 2225 A.H.
Political Science 1: Make-up ex-
amination for students who were ab-
sent from the final examination will
be given Thursday, February 26, 3-5
p.m. in room 2203 Angell Hall.
H. M. Dorr
History Make-Up: The make-up
examinations in all history courses
will be given from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.,
in Room C, Haven Hall, Friday, Feb-
ruary 27. All students taking an
examination must present written
permission from the instructor in the
Geology 11: Make-ups for all ex-
aminations (bluebooks and final) in
Geology 11 for last semester will be
held Saturday, Feb, 28 at 2:00 p.m.
in Room 2054 N.S. There will be no
other examinations given.
Psychology 91 makeup will be given
Thursday, February 26, at 3:00 pm.
in Room 2125 N.S.
Geology Lectures: Today, 4:15 p.m.
The Petroleum Geologist, Room 2054
Thursday, Feb. 26: 11:00 a.m. Some
Frontiers of Petroleum Geology,
Room 2054 N.S. 4:15 p.m. Paleo-
geology, Room 2054 Natural Science.
Alec: Templeton, Pianist, will be
heard in a special concert Thurs-
day, February 26, at 8:30 in Hill
Auditorium. Before intermission the
program will consist of numbers by
Handel, Bach, Chopin, Franck, and
Debussy. After intermission five
numbers composed by the performer
will be included. The program will
be supplemented by humorous and
satirical contributions, for which the
public address system will be utilized.
Reserved seat tickets may be pur-
chased at the offices of the Univer-
sity Musical Society in Burton Me-
morial Tower, at the following prices:
main floor 95c, first balcony 75c and
the top balcony 55c (including tax).
Charles A. Sink, President
Faculty Recital: Miss Thelma
Newell, a member of the faculty of
the School of Music of the Univer-
sity of Michigan, will present a vio-
lin recital at 8:30 this evening in the
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"I have to keep writing to buck up the folks' morale-not being able
to buy new cars, tires, gadgets, and things is quite a shock to them."
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Paul Van Katwijk, Dean of the School
of Music of Southern Methodist Uni-
versity, at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb-
ruary 26, in the Assembly Hall of the
Rackham Building. The program will
include worlks of Brahms, Beethoven,
Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Debussy and
Exhibition, College of Architec-
ture and Design: The work of Pyn-
son Printers, consisting of books, pan-
els, labels, posters. Ground floor
corridor cases. Open daily 9 to 5,
except Sunday, through March 2.
The public is invited.
Ann Arbor Art Association: An ex-
hibition of regional art and craft as
represented by the work of Jean Paul
Slusser and Charles Culver, painters,
and of Mary Chase Stratton and
Grover Cole, potters. The Rackham
Galleries. Open daily 2-4 and 7-9
except Sunday through March 4. The
public is cordially invited to see this
important exhibition. No admission
Lecture: Dr. Rufus Jones, Chair-
man of the American Friends Service
Committee, will speak on "Construc-
tive Service Across a World in War-
time," in the Rackham Lecture Hall
today at 4:15 p.m., under the auspices
of th Student Religious Association.
University Lecture: Dr. Carl G.
Hartman, Professor of Physiology at
the University of Illinois, will lecture
on the subject, "Two Decades of Pri-
mate Studies and Their Influence
on Gynecological Thought and Prac-
tice" (illustrated), under the auspices
of the Department of Anatomy and
the Medical School, at 4:15 p.m. on
Tuesday, March 3, in the Rackham
Lecture Hall. The public is cordially
American Chemical Society Lec-
ture: Professor Albert Henne of the
Ohio State University will speak on
"Aliphatic Fluorides" today at 4:15
p.m. in Room 303 Chemistry Build-
ing. The public is invited.
Lecture: Dr. Ernest Scheyer of
Wayne University will give an illus-
trated lecture on "Christian Art in
the Middle Ages tonight at 7:30 at
Lane Hall, under the auspices of the
Student Religious Association.
Psychological Journal Club will
meet tonight at 7:30 in the East
Conference Room of the Rackham
Building. Mr. Urie Bronfenbrenner
will discuss his work in sociometry.
A social hour andrefreshments will
follow. All interested are invited.
Pre-Medical Society: Dr. Frederick
Coller, Chairman of the Department
of Surgery of the University Hospital,
will lecture to the Pre-medical Soci-
ety in conjunction with the film,
"A Subtotal Gastrectomy for Intract-
able Gastric Ulcer" tonight at 8:00
in the Michigan Union. A trip to the
Ypsilanti State Hospital will also be
discussed. All Pre-medics invited.!
A.S.M.E., Student Branch: Profes-
sor 0. W. Boston will speak on vari-
ous, phases of "The Manufacture of
Ordnance" at the regular meeting to
be held in Room 305 Michigan Union
tonight at 7:30. -
, Engineering Freshmen: A staff
tryout meetingfor the Michigan
Technic will be held .at 5:00 p.m. to-
day in Room 3046. East Engineering
Building. All freshmen interested in
trying out for the Technic are in-
The Cercle Francais will meet to-
night at; 8:00 in the Terrace Room,
the WAB today at 4:45 p.m. Please
bring your eligibility cards with you.
Assembly Ball Ticket Committee:
There will be a meeting of the As-
sembly Ball Ticket Committee at
3:00 p.m. today in the League. The
room will be posted at the desk.
Everyone who signed upfor the
committee is asked to attend, Any-
one else interested in working on this
committee may attend. Bring eli-
The Annual French Play: The try-
outs for the French Play will be held
today, Thursday and Friday, 3:00-
5:00 p.m., in room 408, Romance
Language Building. Any student on
the Campus who has some knowl-
edge of the French language may try
Cancellation of Tau Beta Pi meet-
ing: The meeting originally scheduled
for tonight in the Union has been
cancelle4 due to difficulty in obtain-
ing the necessary material to work
on. Plans were changed since the
mailing of the post cards. Please in-
form other members of the cancella-
tion when you see them.
Association Discussion Group: Pro-
fessor Palmer Throop will lead the
discussion at the meeting tonight at
7:30 in Lane Hall.
The Faculty Women's Club will
meet today at 2:00 p.m. in the base-
ment rooni of the Rakham Build-
ing. There will be a demonstration
and practice period in the making of
indoor gardens, conducted by Prof.
Paul R. Krone, specialist in floricul-
ture at Michigan State College. Sup-
plies can be obtained there for the
making of miniature gardens uder
the advice of experts.
Theatre-Arts make-up committee
meeting today at 4:00 p.m. in the
League. Meeting will be short but
Varsity Glee Club: Regular rehear-
sal Thursday evening. Report prompt-
ly at 7 o'clock. There will be a close
check on absences and tardiness.
Members are reminded that failure
to present eligibility cards will pro-
hibit further participation in any
Glee Club activity. Get eligibility
cards immediately from Room 2, Uni-
versity Hall by presenting report of
grades at that office.
American Institute of Electrical
Engineers will meet on Thursday,
February 26, at 8:00 p.m. at the
Michigan Union. The main business
'will be the election of new officers.
Before the election, sound pictures
furnished by the Underwriters
Laboratories on "Safety in Industry"
will be shown. Refreshments. It is
important that everyone attend the
Chess Exhibition. Mr. I. A. Horo-
witz,' former United States Chess
Champion, and Editor of Chess Re-
view, will lecture on his match with
Reshesky for the U.S. Championship,
at the Michigan Union, Thursday
evening, Feb. 26. He will also play
simultaneous and blindfold games.
The exhibition, sponsored by the
Michigan Union, University Chess
Club, and Ann Arbor Chess Club, will
be open to the public and anyone
wishing to play should bring board
and chess set.
At the Phi Delta Kappa Coffee
Hour Thursday afternoon at 4:15 in
the West Conference Room of the
Rackham Building, the discussion
will be led by Prof: George H. Hilliard,
Head of the Department of Educa-
tion, Western Michigan College of
All girls participating in League,
Panhellenic, and Assembly activties,
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