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WASHINGTON-It has just leaked
out that Controller General Lindsay
Warren has been doing some tough
talking to theCArmy, the Navy and
the Maritime Commission about the
way they have been letting private
contractors raid the Treasury at the
expense of the taxpayer.
Warren has taken off his gloves
and gone to bat in no uncertain
terms, warning that the war agencies
scarcely seemed to know the mean-
ing of the dollar, and that war debts
some day must be met. The cost-plus
contract, Warren has told war exe-
cutives, will prove a greater scandal
in this war than the last, if they are
Among other things, Controller
General Warren has discovered that
the contractor building a U.S. base
in Iceland charged up to the tax-
payer more than $1,000 for sending
Christmas telegrams back to mem-
bers of workmen's families.
Furthermore, the War Department
not only condoned this expenditure,
but wrote a letter to the General
Accounting Office stating that these
telegrams were necessary to winning
Lindsay Warren's economy nose
also has ferreted out a case where
the War Department signed a con-
tract for a certain project to be com-
pleted in 40 days-at a cost of $40,000;
and if the contractor finished it in
less than 40 days, he was to get a
bonus of $100 for each day saved.
Whereupon the contractor proceed-
ed to finish the job in one day. So
he was paid not only his full fee of
$40,000, but also a bonus for 39 days,
Edward J. Perlberg
Fred M. Ginsberg
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Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
THEY CARRY ON:
Resists Nazi Ideology
IW HILE THE NAZIS have been suf-
fering increasing set-backs in the
physical strife in Russia, the makings of a con-
plete psychological defeat much closer home
have developed in dishonored Denmark.
When that land, half the size of Maine and
without its mountains, populated by four mil-
lion people who accepted their freedom as axio-
matic, was engulfed, the people could not light
the bright, fast burning torch of martyrdom
before the blanket of occupation had settled.
Trapped, the government stuck, trying
to make the best of the worst that could be
any nation's lot. And because the Germans
hoped the 'Danes could be induced to fall
in line with the Nazi creed, to become a liv-
ing example of national satisfaction under
the new order, they were left with a measure
of sovereignty, limited by the presence of
numerous "advisers" and complete Nazi con-
trol of press, radio, transportation and inter-
national economy. Then the Nazis began
to milk the country of its wealth.
But they were continually opposed by a govern-
ment that fought with scant weapons to preserve
some food, some heat and some individuality for
its people. And the occupants were unceasingly
chilled by people whose only tactic against, the
invaders was the frost of complete nonrecogni-
THE NAZIS have paupered Denmark. Thou-
sands of Danes will freeze and starve this win-
ter. But Denmark has not collaborated. Once,
when the single Danish traitor in the government
forced acceptance of the Anti-commintern Pact
by signing it secretly without the knowledge of
the other members, the action was followed by
popular riots that lasted for days. Huge crowds
surged through the streets of Copenhagen, as-
serting that they would take the fate of Nor-
way before being subjected to such a step again.
And the Danish king, a 72-year old sov-
ereign, still the complete symbol of the be-
liefs of his democratic people, has taken his
unyielding stand against the Germans. In
answer to German pressure for Danish op-
pression of the tiny Jewish minority, the
King entered a synogogue in Copenhagen on
the occasion of a recent Jewish holi-
day, dressed in full uniform, and remained
throughout the service. On his birthday he
answered a profusely congratulatory letter
from Adolf Hitler with the simple message,
"Thank you, Christian Rex." The term
"Rex" is used by the King only when ad-
dressing marked inferiors.
Recently, increasing pressure has been put on
the Danes, demanding that they give evidences
of satisfaction with their German captivity. The
demands have been answered with stolid refusal.
The Danish stand is positive proof, as strong
though less glamorous than bloody battles, that
the ideology of the Nazis will never be accepted
except by brute force, that no free people can be
seduced by Nazi dogma, that the fight against
fascism will never cease. -Henry Petersen
Help Lichk The Poll Tax
HIS CONGRESS, bad as it is, has
-a chance to write a famous pge
in history before it expires in January. All it
has to do is complete the passage of the anti-
poll tax bill, which will write into law the major
extension of our democracy since adoption of
the woman's suffrage amendment.
THIS WEEK, I had a class in the journalism
department. The first meeting of the class
last week was devoted to a discussion of varying
lines of emphasis extant in the field of journal-
ism. This week's class discussed the problem
of the training of a journalist. The discussion
revolved around a carefully preserved clipping
from a column by Malcolm Bingay which at-
tacked journalism schools as turning out pathetic
products. The instructor then presented various
other opinions of other men which stated that
journalism was a valuable field only if the en-
gagee had graduated from a journalism school.
Eventually the whole class was bowed into sub-
mission by the tremendous quantity of the evi-
dence he presented, and Mr. Bing y,remote in
Detroit, was probably heartsick from the drub-
I don't propose to take sides on the question.
But I do think that the whole session was
ridiculous, and of a nature which I have seen
too often while in the University.
SOMANY COURSES begin and end with apol-
ogies of one sort or another. This journalism
lecture has been the most blatant, but it's hap-
pened in English courses I've taken, in Pol. Sci.
courses, in Economics, in all the social science
courses I've taken.
This summer it was a course in the English
department, in which the lecturer spent the first
two weeks in giving a history of the novel. About
the main conception he used in the history of
the novel was the correlation between the novel
and science. The novelist is good only to the
extent that he approaches the objectivity of
the empirical sciences; that was the implicit
essence of the lectures.
Two years ago I took Political Theory and be-
ginning Economics at the same time. The first
chapter in each book was identical. It proved
that political science and economics, though in
several minor respects - such as absence of con-
trol factors - short of being sciences, were none-
theless justifi6d because they were almost like
sciences. I could see the writers down on their
knees to. a cold and bitter student.
Student: Hell, I'm not going to take this
Author: But honest, it's almost a science.
DON'T QUITE UNDERSTAND why it is that
teachers must go outside of their courses to
find justification. I don't see why they must
spend time in justifying themselves to students
who wouldn't take the course unless it had some
value. It is important that a student realize
just how a particular study is integrated with
other studies and with life, but not through an
The several cases presented are not wholly
analogous. The journalism lecture was an all-out
attempt to justify any teaching of journalism.
If its teachers believe sufficiently to devote their
lives to it; then surely they need not apologize
for it. No amount of evidence they can present
will be more convincing of journalism's value
than a good course.
As for the others, I think that it is perhaps
a rather good time for us to take mental stock
and see just how, far we are willing to go in
accepting the humanities as meaning something
in themselves. A novel I think has a value which
goes slightly beyond science in exerting a mean-
ingful influence on our lives. A course in the
social studies need not be prefaced with an
apology because it is not a course dealing with
the self-styled immutables of a physics depart-
- - y SAMUEL GRAFTON
NEW YORK-I have my own theory as to why
the President made his round-the-country trip.
I think he wanted to see the factories and the
camps. It is true this is an awfully simple sort
of theory, but I have some more evidence.
You will remember that the President said in
his radio speech that many military decisions
have been made, including one about new of-
fensives. (Don't lose that one out of the brief-
case, fellows; that's the hot one.) If you ap-
proach events with absolute simplicity, which is
sometimes a good thing to do, you might draw
the clear inference from the President's speech
that some big military decisions have been made.
But, then, why would the President want to
make a swing around the factories and camps
during a period in which major military decisions
were being made?
A Startling Point
Well, if you analyze the situation, you are
struck by the point that the President is the
Commander-in-Chief of the Army and the Navy.
As such he is the executive. It is a natural
and simple thing for an executive to want to see
his resources of men and machines at first hand
before making a decision as to how to use them.
This leads us to the startling deduction that the
President, on his recent trip, was functioning as
the Commander-in-Chief, and, as such, was do-
ing a job of work in connection with the war.
Now, then, something interesting has hap-
pened this last week. The Army has at last
said how many men it wants to see under arms
next year, 7,500,000. This is the first time in
many months that anything like a clear figure
has been put on it. Up to now we have been in
the period of "unlimited expansion," a period in
which we have tried to get all the soldiers, all
the sailors, all the planes, all the tanks, all the
ships, that we could get, all at once. Every offi-
cial has asked for everything, and has ordered
it. It has been a period of expansion outward
in all directions, simultaneously, as the vanes
of a fan expand outward from the handle.
Of Course, He Did Say It
The analyst is struck by the curious circum-
stance that, two days after the President says
big decisions have been made, the Army suddenly
knows how many men it needs.
That would seem to point to the conclusion
that the Army knows, at last, just what it intends
That takes us right back to the deduction that
some big decisions have been made. That, of
course, is what the President said, but it is al-
ways more fun, in a democracy, to get to the
same place some other way.
It is an interesting thing, too, that Mr. Willkie
was sent abroad to gather information at the
same time that the President was planning his
own trip to gather information. And Admiral
Standley, our Ambassador in Moscow, has been
ordered home to report. Now, of course, I have
heard many theories as to why Mr. Willkie was
dispatched on his trip, including various political
stories. But if you approach it in a kind of naive
way, and assume that Mr. Willkie traveled
abroad to get information, at the same time the
President was traveling at home to get infor-
mation, it begins to seem clear that the Presi-
dent was after a lot of information, in a hurry.
And information is something that is used a
lot in making decisions.
Couldn't Wait Three Weeks?
U.S. M1oney In Germany
Though not publicly annbunced,
the Treasury Department is about to
make a survey of investments held by
U.S. corporations in Germany and the
occupied countries of Europe.
(Copyright, 1942, United Features Synd.)
THE WORK of religious training
during the epoch we are now en-
tering is certain to be conducted
along improved lines. Instead of
church work in the traditional sense
only, we will move toward a religious
as social therapy also. The minister,
rising above the effort to attain com-
plete control, will become one of a
series of agencies. He will come
down to reality at the human level
as a means of more certainly at-
taining the divine perspective. He
will detect the needs of persons, re-
fer the first to a health clinic, the
second to a psychologist, a third to
the social case worker, a fourth to
the psychiatrist, etc., while he as the
co-ordinator. and therapist will create
confidence and preserve values. Then,
with a profile or personality picture
of each before him, he will be a
healer of souls able to set about social
and personal salvation.
Why? In the first place, because
the various disciplines are needed by
each of us or at least by many persons
;onsidered normal. Every man is a
subject for the psychologist who can
aid him toward integration; for the
sociologist who has social values to
unfold; for the psychiatrist who deals
in behavior response; for the physi-
cian whose object is health; for the
ethics expert who deals with char-
acter, for the philosopher who'seeks
to discover meaning. All of these ar-
eas of our enlightened culture are
phases of salvation.
In the second place, a variety of
healing agencies will be used because
the concentrated life with its speed,
its high stakes, its pressure groups,
its world reach, its triphammer stim-
uli, its vast enterprises of power and
danger, its complicated social insti-
tutions, its impersonal city existence,
and its competitive motivation make
the thorough ministry of mental hy-
giene a necessity. He who would at-
tain equanimity, creative freedom
and effective leadership must have
an adequate personality.
YOU ASK, but why associate a min-
ister with all this? Chiefly be-
cause religion is the interest, the sym-
pathy, the love department of man's
existence and of society. The minister
is both the custodian of a tradition
and the symbol of spiritual hope. No
other phase of life cares. Religion,
where deepened and given the tech-
niques of our enlightenment and
where expanded to reach not merely
the few who join a meeting house
but the whole community can bring
ideals within striking distance and
set the person in that glory for which
he was created when God made man
in His own image.
Edward W. Blakeman,
Counselor in Religious Education
of major military decisions have been
But, you might say, how wouid the
12 ai~rl 19-v~a-ls fiaire in that? At
School Library. The meeting will R
convene at 4:15 p. m.
German Table for Faculty Mem-
bers will meet Monday at 12:10 p.m.
in the Founders' Room Michigano
Union. Members of all Departments n
are cordially invited. There will be 1
a brief talk on "Suetonius" by Mr. F
Henry A. Sanders.p
Phillips Scholarships: Freshman
students who presented four units
of Latin, with or without Greek, for
admission to the University, and whor
are continuing the study of eitherf
language, may compete for the Phil-
lips Classical Scholarships. The
awards, of $50 each, will be based
on the results of a written examina-
tion covering the preparatory work
in Latin or in both Latin and Greek,1
as described in the bulletin on Schol-
arships, which may be obtained in
Room 1, University Hall. The exam-
ination will be held in Room 2014t
Angell Hall on Thursday, Oct. 29, at1
4:00 p.m. Interested students mayf
leave their names with O. M. Pearl,r
2026 A.H., or R. A. Pack, 2030 A.H.
Seniors in Engineering & Business1
Administration: General Motors Cor-
poration representatives will inter-N
view seniors on Tuesday and Wednes-
day, October 27 and 28.1
Interview blanks to be brought tot
the interview are available in each
Sign the interview schedule on the
Bulletin Board at Room 221 West1
The Eastman Kodak Company is1
coming to the Bureau of Appoint-
ments on Tuesday and Wednesday,
October 27 and 28 to interview thej
Mechanical engineers, industrial
engineers, chemical engineers, chem-
ists, and physicists.
Also, both men and women major-
ing in business administration, ac-
counting, statistics, and mathematics.
Call Ext. 371 for appointments. In-
terviews will be scheduled at fifteen
Bureau of Appointments and Occu-
pational Information, 201 Mason Hall
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
meet on Tuesday, October 27, at 7:30
p.m., in Room 319 , West Medical
Building. "Vitamin A-Chemistry,
Deposition and Fate" will be dis-
cussed. All interested are invited.
.Math. 347, Seminar in Applied
Mathematics, will meet Monday, Oct.
26, at 4:15 p.m., in 312 West Engin-
eering Bldg. Dr. Thorne will con-
tinue his talk on "An Appell Subset
with Applications to Thin Plate Prob-
German Make-up Examinations
will be held Saturday, October 31, 10
to 12 a.m. Students who missed Ger-
man 1, 2, or 31 exams for the Spring
or Summer terms must obtain writ-
ten permission of the instructor be-
fore October 29, and sign in the of-
fice of the German Department, 204
Make-up Final Examinations in
Physics 26 and 72 will be given on
Wednesday, October 28, beginning at
2:00 p.m. in the West Lecture Room,
West Physics Building.
Hours for School of Music Library:
Beginning Monday, October 26, the
School of Music Library, 306 B.M.T.,
will be open during the following
Monday through Friday, 1:00-
5:30, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00-12:00 a.m.
Students who plan to enter one of
the following professional schools,
Law, Business Administration, or For-
estry and Conservation, at the begin-
ning of the spring term on the Com-
bined Curriculum must file an ap-
plication for this Curriculum in the
Office of the Dean of the College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts,
1210 Angell Hall, on or before No-
vember 2, 1942. After this date appli-
cations will be accepted only upon the
presentation of a satisfactory excuse
for the delay and the payment of a
fee of $5.00.
Lynne Palmer, harpist, will appear
in the first School of Music faculty
concert at 8:30 tonight in Lydia
A former member of the Philadel-
phia Orchestra, Mrs. Palmer is now
Instructor of Harp at the University
of Michigan. She has arranged a
program of the works of Bach, Gluck,
Pescetti, Forst, Grandjany, Debussy
The public is cordially invited.
Choral Union Tickets: A limited
number of tickets for the Gladys
Swarthout concert, or for the season,
are still available at the offices of
the University Musical Society in
Burton Memorial Tower.
Charles A. Sink, President
The Graduate Outing Club will
meet at the northwest corner of the
Rackham Building today at 2:30 p. m.
for a hike. All faculty and graduate
students are welcome.
Avukah, the American Student Zi-
onist Federation on campus, an-
nounces as its guest lecturer at Hil-
lel Foundation this evening at 8:30,
Professor Fuller of the Sociology De-
partment, who willspeak on "Fascism
The Robert Owen Cooperative is
holding "Open House" at its new
home at 604 E. Madison, 4:00 to 7:00
p.m. Faculty members and other
friends of the group are invited.
American Society of Mechanical
Engineers: Mr. E. J. Abbott of the
Physicist Engineering Research Co.,
will give an illustrated talk and dem-
onstration on "The Profilometer in
the War," at the Michigan Union on
Wednesday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m.
Bring membership blanks to the
Phi Sigma presents Dr. Dow V.
Baxter of the School of Forestry and
Conservation in a lecture on "Alas-
kan Travel" (illus.) in the Rackham
Amphitheatre, on Wednesday, Octo-
ber 28, at 8:00 p.m. The public is
Pi Lambda Theta will meet at the
Michigan League at 7:30 p.m. on
Monday, October 26.
The Post-War Council will meet
Monday night at 7:30 in the Union.
League Dance Class Committee will
meet at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Octo-
ber 26, in the Undergraduate Office
of the League. If you cannot attend,
call Audrey Johnson at 2-4561.
Zion Lutheran Church services will
be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Rev.
Stellhorn will speak on "Christian
Trinity Lutheran Church will hold
services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with
Rev. H. O. Yoder speaking on "Things
Which Cannot Be Shaken."
The Lutheran Student Association
will hold its fellowship meeting at
First Methodist Church and Wesley
Foundation: Student Class at 9:30
a.m. with Mildred Sweet, leader.
Morning Worship service at 10:40
a.m. Dr. Charles W. Brashares will
preach on "New Light on Old Real-
ities-Worship." Wesleyan Guild will
meet at 6:00 p.m. Subject: "How I
Am Growing." Fellowship hour and
supper following the meeting.
First Congregational Church:
Service of worship-10:45 a.m.
Dr. L. A. Parr will preach on the
subject: "For Whom The Bell Tolls."
At 7:15 p.m. the Congregational
Student Fellowship will meet.
Lutheran Students: Sunday: Serv-
ice in Michigan League, chapel at
11 a. m. Sermon by the Rev. Al-
Meeting of Gamma Delta, Luther-
an Student Club, at 5:30 p.m. at St.
Paul's Lutheran Church.
First Church of Christ, Scientist:
Sunday morning service at40:30.
Subject: "Probation After Death."
Sunday School at 11:45 a.m.
Free public Reading Room at 106
E. Washington St., open every day
except Sundays and holidays from
11:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Saturdays
until 9:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church:
Morning Worship-10:45. "Mean-
while"-subject of the sermon by Dr.
W. P. Lemon.
Presbyterian Student Guild : Sup-
per and fellowship hour at 6 o'clock.
Unitarian Church: Sunday, 11:00
a.m., Mr. V. K. Bose of Chicago will
speak on "Harvests Without Season."
8:00 p.m.-Student meeting-Dis-
cussion of the elections and the war.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church:
8:00 a.m.-Holy Communion; 11;00
a.m.-Morning prayer and sermon by
the Rev. Richard S. M. Emrich, Ph.D.,
Professor of Christian Ethics, Epis-
copal Theological School, Cambridge,
Mass.; 5:00-7:00 p.m.--H-Square
Club, Page Hall (business meeting
and refreshments); 5:00 p.m.-Can-
terbury Club for Episcopal Students,
Harris Hall. Speaker: The Rev.
Richard S. M. Emrich, Ph.D. Supper
to be served. Small charge; 6:45 p.m.
-Freshman Discussion Group, Har-
ris Hall; 7:30 p.m.-Episcopal Stu-
dents' Choral Group, Harris Hall.
Memorial Christian Church (Disci-
ples): 10:45 a.m. Worship Services,
The Rev. Frederick Cowin, minister.
6:45 p.m., Guild Sunday Evening
Hour. The Guild Council will lead the
group in a discussion on "Thinking
Through Christian Cooperation," at
the Guild House, 438 Maynard Street.
A social hour and tea will follow.