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MR. CLARK TIBBITTS, Secretary of
the University War Board pointed
out in last Sunday's Daily that 3,800 students
registered for the long summer semester. But is
this really a solid point in favor of the students?
By no means were all of these students men.
The number of undergraduate men now attend-
ing the University who are not freshmen will at-
test to the fact that while the University offered
literally a "golden opportunity" to upperclassmen
to complete their college education in more rapid
order, that offer was not taken advantage of by
very many male students wI were in residence
the preceding semester.-
Too many of them had previous engagements
with summer camps and summer vacations to
bother spending a whole summer in school. Some
of the men-certainly not all of them-who are
in reserve programs figured that it was plain
foolishness to try and complete their education
before the last minute: they might be called
A number of the students who did not at-
tend the University this summer had good and
valid reasons for not doing so. Primarily, these
reasons were financial. We have absolutely no
quarrel with these students. Most of them
worked hard this summer to save the price of
another year of school. It is only the men who
were too busy having their own good time that
'the previous paragraph applies.
The University also did not do a complete job
with the summer term. Although the stated ob-
ject of the third semester was to give students a
chance to complete a full semester during the
summer, the number of courses offered in under-
graduate departments was trimmed in spots to
the marrow where trimming could be ill-afforded.
Juniors and seniors especially who are concen-
trating in non-essential fields, but who wished to
take courses in specialized fields, found them-
selves in the position of having to take totally
unrelated courses to 'make up a full schedule.
AND WHEN the fall semester courses were an-
nounced, the students who had attended the
summer semester found that many of the courses
they had elected this summer were again being
taught in the fall. They have thus been forced to
wait until spring to elect the follow-up courses to
those they took this summer. Or again, subjects
listed in the catalogue as meant for students
shortly entering the Army or Navy are being
taught only in the spring semester, so that sen-
iors who attended the summer term will not be
able to elect them. They are just out of luck.
It is not possibly fair to both sides for the
University to attempt a middle course. It must
come out completely for the benefit of the stu-
dents who are willing to attend a three semes-
ter school year. And if the University is to
place itself on a complete wartime basis, the
two semester students will have to be the ones
who are'out of luck.
Publisher Voices Fear
Of Government Control
LTHOUGH it is quite evident that the
government's recent anti-trust suit
1k Clhe WASHING6TON
ym.Reg UP t Off,
is the inside reason be-
hind British reluctance to take the offensive
against Rommel in Egypt, even though they
have superiority of tanks and air power-a super-
iority they may not have long if the Italians con-
tinue sneaking supplies across the Mediterran-
The explanation goes back to the loss of 300
U.S. tanks in the Libyan desert, announced by
Churchill after Marshal Rommel staged his spec-
tacular drive which captured Tobruk and came
so close to breaking through to Alexandria.
Military magazines published by the German
Army shortly before the war, pictured 88 milli-
meter guns buried in the desert, their barrels pro-
truding only a few inches above the sand, their
breeches covered with brown canvas. These illus-
trated camouflaged artillery traps in the desert.
As the enemy approached, gunners could throw
off the canvas and open fire.
The German military journals had been stud-
ied by the U.S. Army, must have circulated
among the British. They were not secret. How-
ever, gun traps such as those pictured swung the
battle for Rommel.
His tanks had charged British lines, then turn-
ed back, and the British followed-straight into
the camouflaged artillery traps.
U.S. tanks mount 75 mm. guns and can out-
shoot Nazi tanks. However, when the British ran
them point blank against hidden 88 mm. guns,
more than 300 tanks became desert junk.
H AVING put them out of commission, Rom
mel's fast-moving forces moved North at top
speed behind the British mine fields, toward To-
bruk. The British had no idea where they were
heading. For part of the British force guarding
Tobruk had moved south because they thought-
before the 300-tank ambush-that they had
Rommel on the run.
So Rommel caught Tobruk completely by sur-
prise. Only a handful of New Zealanders were on
guard outside the city.
Since then the British have been super-cau-
tious about taking the initiative against Rommel.
They have been afraid of more tank traps hidden
in the desert.
Note:-British experts agree that this was no
reflection on the American tank, which has out-
shot German tanks when they meet in battle
face to face. Official reports from Russia, despite
some reports to the contrary, also are high in
praise of U.S. tanks.
In the political re-districting of States follow-
ing the last census, no House member got a
larger dose of "gerrymandering" than the lone
Kansas Democrat, Representative Jack Houston.
The GOP-controlled Kansas legislature added
eleven Republican counties to -his district,.and
Houston will have to do some powerful cam-
paigning to overcome this handicap.
HOWEVER, he doesn't let it get him down. In
a recent speech to new constituents, he ex-
plained his predicament:
"Reports that the legislature was trying to
prevent my re-election because I am a Democrat
are false, ladies and gentlemen. The inside fact
is that Renublicans in the legislature figured I
was doing such an outstanding job in Washing-
ton, that they decided to give me more territory."
Note: Joking aside, Houston has done an out-
standing job in Washington, is one of the must
useful and farsighted members of the House.
ONE of the biggest problems in the campaign
to collect tin cans is the fact that there are
only two detinning plants in the area East of
the Rocky Mountains, with another small one
on the West Coast. Although these plants have
increased their capacity, they still cannot handle
all the cans which patriotic housewives collect.
This, however, will be remedied. Six new de-
tinning plants will be established soon in New
York, Chicago, Buffalo, Birmingham, Dallas and
Also many shredding plants will be established
throughout the country for the preparation of
tin cans before shipment. These plants mangle
the cans, thus reducing bulk, so they can be
transported without taking up too much space.
Total cost of these new shredding and detinning
plants will be $12,000,000.
Meanwhile, one handicap to the program is a
recent order of the American Railroad Associa-
tion that gondola cars cannot be used to haul tin
cans. Apparently the railroads are trying to force
their boxcars into greater use; but the labor cost
of loading boxcars with bales of tin cans would
be almost prohibitive, whereas they can be drop-
ped into gondola cars from loading cranes.
Unless the railroads relent, this may put a ser-
ious crimp in the detinning program.
Highest ranking graduate of the Harvard Bus-
iness School is Vice Admiral Tomokazu Mogi,
chief of the Japanese Navy's Bureau of Accounts
and Supplies. He is an active member of the
Harvard Club of Tokyo, and his alumni dues are
paid through October, 1942 ... OPA's fuel ration-
ing chief, Joel Dean, finds that passenger driving
has been reduced in East Coast areas from an
average of nine or ten thousand miles a year to
an average of 5,170 ... When Maury Maverick,
Jr., son of the Texas ex-Congressman, finished
his Marine Corps training course at Quantico,
Va., a request came for ten replacement volun-
teers to go immediately to the Solomon Islands.
Maury, Jr., stepped up, left for the South Pacific
the day after he graduated .,.. Col. Lehrbas, pub-
licity aide to Gen. MacArthur, reported to his old
press cronies in the State Department press room
that no one could buy picture postcards of kanga-
roos or laughing jackasses in Australia anymore.
The doughboys can't send postcards of Australian
towns, because that would reveal their location,
so postcards of animals are sold out.
(Copyright, 1942, 'United Features Syndicate)
THE Republican Party in Mich-
igan is still clearly the party of
isolation. Throughout its conven-
tion session in Detroit on Septem-
ber 26, every mention of the name
of that four-star isolationist-reac-
tionary, Clare. Hoffman, brought
cheers from the delegates. Rep.
Joseph Martin, chairman of thej
Republican National Committee
in his odd moments, was able to
spare the time to become the first
national chairman to attend a
Michigan Republican convention.
In his keynote speech, he dwelt
on the virtues of the state's con-
gressional delegation: "The Michi-
gan Republican delegation in the
House of Representatives has been
conspicuous for courage, talent
and capacity," he told the cheer-
ing delegates. "They are a grand
group of patriotic, able Americans
who have on every possible occa-
sion translated their love for coun-
try and their fidelity to their
constituents into legislative ac-
tion." This sweeping language was
supposed to be descriptive of Rep-
resentatives Woodruff, Michener,
Wolcott, Dondero, Crawford, En-
gel, Hoffman, Shafer, Blackney,
Bradley and Jonkman, who among
them have the blackest, most back-
ward record of any single delega-
tion in the last Congress.
In spite of all this Republican
exertion, experienced observers ex-
pect a gain of several Democratic
congressional seats from the state.
Herman Wierenga, the Democratic
nominee in the Fifth District, has
a good chance against the incum-
bent, Representative Jonkman (R).I
Jonkman was renominated chiefly
because his opposition within the
party was split between two strong
opponents, Paul Strawbecker and
Dr. Benjamin Masselink. The com-
bined vote for Strawbecker and
Masselink would have defeated
Jonkman. If those who voted
against Jonkman in the primary
go to the trouble to do it again, he
will be out and Wierenga, a good
win-the-waracandidate, will be in.
Masselink was originally pushed
into the race by the Grand Rapids
Republican mayor, George Welsh.
Now that theprimary is over, both
Welsh and Masselink have come
out for Wierenga. Welsh made
the positions of both, himself and
his Republican colleague clear in
a statement last week: "Here is
a congressman (Jonkman) who
has been 100-per cent wrong on
every defense measure, and not
once during the campaign has he
indicated he has changed his mind. ,
If a man sitting as a member of
the foreign relations committee1
who has confidential information
available that the average citizen;
couldn't get still persists in voting
against every defense measure, I,
for one, don't want to take a chance
on him again . . . I shall actively
support Mr. Wierenga."
Dave Martin, the Democratic
nominee, who has a good chance
against Representative Blackney
in the Sixth District, is a young,
liberal civic leader, with consider-
able political experience as a state
legislator. At this point, Dorothy
Roosevelt is still conceded a very
good chance to take for the Demo-
crats the seat now held by Repub-
The CIO in Michigan has intro-
duced an exceptionally popular
SATURDAY, OCT. 17, 1942
VOL. LMI No. 12
All notices for the Daily Official Bul-
letin are to be sent to the Office of the
President in typewritten form by 3:30
p.m. of the day preceding its publica-
tion, except on Saturday when the no-
tices should be submitted by 11:30 a.m.
Faculty, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and The Arts:
Instructors are requested to report
absences of sophomores, juniors, and
seniors to 1220 Angell Hall on the
buff cards which are now being dis-
tributed to departmental offices.
Green cards are provided for report-
ing freshman absences. All freshmen
attendance reports should be made
on the green cards and sent directly
to the office of the academic coun-
selors, 108 Mason Hall.
Please note especially the regula-
tions concerning three-week ab-
sences, and the time limits for drop-
ping courses. The rules relating to
absences are printed on the attend-
ance cards. They may also be found
on Page 48 of the current Announce-
ment of our College.
E. H. Walter,
To Deans, Directors, Department
Heads and Others Responsible for
Payrolls: Payrolls for the Fall Term
are ready for approval. This should
Term: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs-
day, Friday; 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.; Sat-
urday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Certificates of Eligibility cannot be
given out in the Dean of Students'
Office today because of fraternity
Student Identification Cards will
be given out in Room 2, University
Hall today. These cards must be
presented at the gate for the football
game today and for all games here-
Students, College of Literature, Sci-
ence and the Arts: Except under very
extraordinary circumstances, no re-
quests for exemption from PEM will
be considered by this office, or by the
Office of the Academic Counselors,
after Tuesday, October. 20.
Assistant Dean E. A. Walter
Senior Mechanical, Chemical &
American Locomotive Company,
Schenectady, N. Y., Representative,
Mr. L. L. Park, will interview Senior
Engineers of the 'above groups on
Tuesday, October 20, for prospective
positions with that company.
Interviews will be"held in Room
214 West Engineering Building. Sign
the schedule posted on the Bulletin
Board at Room 221 West Engineering
Building, three to five students in
each one-hour period interview.
Notice, Mechanical and Electrical
Engineers: Mr. D. I. Robinson, a rep-
resentative from the Sperry Gyro-
scope Company, will interview me-
chanical and electrical seniors in the
E. E. Dept. on Monday, Oct. 19. Sign
the interview schedule on E. E. Bul-
letin board, Room 274.
University Lecture: Dr. Esson M.
Gale, Acting James Orin Murfin Pro-
fessor of Political Science, former of-
ficer of the Chinese Salt Revenue
Administration, will lecture on the
subject, "Nationalist China Today:
Personal Impressions" (illustrated),
under the auspices of the Department
of Political Science, on Wednesday,
October 21, at 4:15 p.m. in the Rack-
ham Amphitheatre. The public is cor-
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
meet on Monday, October 19, at 7:30
p. in., in Room 319, West Medical
Building. "Phosphatases" will be dis-
cussed. All interested are invited.
Mathematics Club will meet Mon-
day, Oct. 19, at 8:00 p. m., in the
West Conference Room, Rackham
Bldg. Mr. Kazarinoff will speak "On
the Fundamental Problem of Anal-
To all students of Latin and Greek:
Phi Tau Alpha, the University classi-
cal society, will hold a brief organ-
izational meeting on Monday, Octo-
ber 19, at 4:15 p.m. in Room 2014,
Angell Hall. All former members and
faculty are requested to be present,
and those interested in membership
are cordially invited.
slogan into the campaign: "Don't
Scab on the President." They im-
ply that failing to register is scab-
bing, and to see that the idea is
carried out, every shop steward in
the Detroit area is pledged to see
to it that every man and woman
coming under his jurisdiction' is
registered. In some areas, CIO lo-
cals have arranged with county
and city clerks to send deputy reg-
istrants to union meetings to fa-
cilitate the registration of their
NEBRASKA-Both the Demo-
cratic and Republican nomi-
nees against George Norris, inde-
pendent, for the Senate, are tell-
ing the same story to the voters
of Nebraska in their efforts to win
election. They are blandly telling
everyone who will listen that Sen-
ator Norris was dragged into run-
ning by his friends, that he does
not really want to run, and that
he is not in physical condition to
run again. They say tha~t Norris'
"friends" in Nebraska should vote
against him. The idea that Norris
has been "dragged" into anything
by anyone at all is fantastic to
those who know this No. 1 Ameri-
can Senator. Where there has
been dragging to be done, Norris
has done it, not had it done to him.
Rhode Island.--The Rhode Is-
land party conventions, on Sep-
tember 28 and 29, resulted in the
renomination of the Democratic
incumbents and an extremely un-
likely set of Republican opponents.
Sen. Theodore Green drew as a Re-
publican opponent former Judge
Ira Letts, a self-made man who
worked his way through the school
of 4hard knocks and into a district
judgeship as a Coolidge appointee.
Green should have little trouble
coming back to the Senate. Rep-
reseniatives Forand and Fogarty
should have very little more in
overcoming their Republican oppo-
nents, Charles Eden, a prominent
Providence lawyer, and Harry San-
dager, former member of Con-
Connecticut.-There was a typo-
graphical error in the checklist of
congressional candidates included
in last week's "Voter's Handbook"
Supplement. The name of Clare
Boothe Luce, candidate for Con-
gress from the Fourth District of
Connecticut, was followed by the
initial (S), designating Socialist.
A speech made by Mrs. Luce last
week raises some question as to
whether this error was not really
a variation in the direction of a
Real Truth. During a speech be-
fore the Putnam Hill Chapter ,of
the Daughters of the American
Revolution at Greenwich, Mrs.
Luce was asked what she thought
of the President's proposal to limit
incomes to $25,000. She said, "This
is my unequivocal answer. In the
sight of the good Lord and you
patriotic women, if necessary, I
would vote for a tax big .enough
to cut my income and the incomes
of my fellow citizens not only to
$25,000, but to $20,000, $10,000,
$5,000, or $2,000."
THE stalwart Republicans.in
Connecticut's small towns ,and
villages, I am told, shook with
fear at her statement. The work-
ing-class Democrats in Connecti-
cut's cities shook with laughter.
They think Mrs. Luce's bravery is
that of someone who says loudly
he is not afraid of bears, when he
is sure there aren't any around.
- New Republic
December 12: English Literature
from Beginnings to 1550.
All examinations will be given in
3217 A. H., 9:00-12:00 a.m.
All those intending' to take the
examinations should notify Professor
N. E. Nelson as soon as possible.
History Make-up Examinations will
be held Friday, October 23, 4 to 6 in
Room C, Haven Hall. Students must
obtain written permission of the in-
structor before Oct. 21, and sign in
the office of the History Department,
119 Haven Hall.
Economics 51, 52, 53, and 54: Make-
up final examination on Thursday,
October 22, at 3:15 p. in. in Room 207
Choral Union Concert: The Don
Cossack Russian Chorus, Serge Jar-
off, Conductor, will be heard in the
first concert in the Choral Union
Series in a program of religious, folk
and war songs, Tuesday evening, at
8:30 o'clock, in Hill Auditorium. A
limited number of season tickets, or
for individual concerts, are available
at the offices of the University Musi-
cal Society in Burton Memorial Tow-
er. On the day of the concert) if
necessity requires, standing room
tickets will also fbe placed on sale.
The Hill Auditorium box office will
be open after 7:00 o'clock in the eve-
ning, preceding the performance.
Charles A. Sink, President
Central Committee for Assembly
Banquet: This is the last day to hand
in petitions for positions on the Qen-
tral Committee for Assembly Ban-
quet. All petitions must be turned in
at the -ndergraduate Office of the
League before 12:00 noon.
Varsity Men's Glee Club will, re-
hearse Sunday, Oct. 18, at 4:30' p m.
in the Glee Club rooms, third floor,
Michigan Union. New men are re-
minded to bring their song books, as
part of the meeting will be devoted to
rehearsal, of Michigan songs for the
Sing at Jordan Hall at 6:45 p. m. on
Monday, Oct. 19. All men not ;pre-
viously excused must be present for
Eligibility cards must be turned in
as soon as possible.
Michigan Outing Club will have a
canoe trip on Sunday, October . 18,
from 9:30 a. m. to 3:00 p. m. Those
who are interested should meet at
Hill Auditorium at 9:30 a. . There
will be a charge for the rental of the
canoes. All students are welcome. For
further information call Dorthy
Lundstrom (2-4471), or Dan Salson
Ushering for Theatre Arts: All
girls interested in ushering for. the
Art Cinema League Sunday program
on Oct. 18, "A History of the Axiieri-
can Film," please sign up at once in
the Undergraduate Office of, the
League> Girls may usher for either
the 7 o'clock or the 9 o'clock per-
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