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38% Of Students Think
India Isn't Our Affair
SOME PEOPLE, including about 38% of the
student body here, still don't know that iso-
lationism doesn't pay.
That 38%, despite a World War, the fall of
Spain to the fascists, the tragic mistake of send-
ing 100,000,000 tons of scrap to Japan to be used
against China and ourselves, and the immensely
costly results of the Munich farce, still doesn't
realize that what happens all over this world is
very much our business.
A POLL of 700 students revealed recently that
about Z65 were in favor of a hands-off poli-
cy in India. About another 10% had no opinion
on the subject at all, abot a third thought we
should mediate, and the rest were in favor of
asking England to give India immediate civil
Now this isn't a criticism of people for not
wanting to ask England for Indian freedom. It is
not a criticism of students because they don't
believe that India has a long overdue right to its
But Wendell Wilkie came back to tell us
that bykeeping quiet on the Indian question
"we have alre'adyldrawn heavily on our reser-
voir of good-will in the East."
It is considerations like this one that should
make even those who are not concerned with
justice or freedom for other peoples realize that
the Indian problem is our problem.
- Robert Preiskel
Shouldn't Jeer Masker
At Harvard Game Here
LAST SATURDAY the Wolverines got a tough
break. It is now known that a few disputed
seconds in the closing moment of the first half of
the Minnesota game probably cost thiem a victory.
On the spot as a result of the disputed seconds
has been one James Masker who refereed the
battle. Masker is known as oneof the fmost com-
petent officials in the country, and for years.has
been giving his best in officiating the top games
in the nation. Last Saturdaylhe apparentlymade
a mistake, but we must realize that the man is
only himan. The best of men make blunders on
IN CASE you haven't heard yet, James Masker
has been assigned to referee the Michigan-
Harvard'game November 7 On that day all eyes
will be turned upon the Michigan campus. Every-
one will be interested in knowing just how the
people in the stands will receive him.
Our campus is known throughout the nation
for its -fine sportsmanship. We can't lose our
reputation because of a mistake on an official's
part. SO let's have no booing or anything like it.
It is up-to us to display the sportsmanship that
this campus has been known to show in the past.
The game is over now. Let's not beef about spilt
milk.'- 41 Steinman
Student Labor Shouldn't
Defray Legitimate Costs
HAKS to Mary Lou Andrews for "sticking
her neck out" and writing that letter to the

His Voting Could Lose
The War - Yours Can Win
TO APPEAL to an almost dyed-in-the-wool Re-
publican Congressional district to reject the
1942 Republican nominee for United States rep-
resentative may seem futile, but it must be done.
It is time that the 2nd Congressional District
located in a state that claims the proud compli-
ment of the "arsenal of democracy" awoke from
its slumber.
Next Tuesday voters of this district will go to
the polls and place a cross before the name of
either Earl C. Michener, the present incumbent
in Congress and Republican, or Redmond M.
Burr, veteran of public life and the Democratic
candidate. When casting his ballot, every voter
should have before him the record of Earl C.
Michener's last four years in the House of Rep-
It is a record that is outstanding, along with
those of men like Clare Hoffman and Ham
Fish, for its consistency of opposition to both
a far sighted foreign policy and a progressive
domestic program. His stubborn opposition to
Franklin D. Roosevelt is almost legendary.
Representative Michener must at least be ad-
mired for the tenacity with which he sticks to a
belief. His isolationism began with a vote against
a Guam Naval Base in February of 1939. This
was followed by votes against repealing the arms
embargo, neutrality revision, conscription, lend-
lease, draft extension and repealing the ban
against arming ships. As late as three weeks be-
fore Pearl Harbor Representative Michener took
a firmer stand in the isolationist camp with a
vote against the lifting of the belligerent port
and combat-zone bans so that lease-lend ship-
ments to the nations then fighting the Axis
might be made more easily.
On the home front Michener's past record is
almost as disheartening. He has refused to
accept the WPA Bill, the Public Works Bill and
two important measures necessary for a suc-
cessful conduct of the war, the property seizure
bill and the Power Bill that appropriated money
for developments on the White River in Mis-
souri that had been recommended by the war
agencies. And lest the farmers of this area
think he will protect their interests let them
look to his negative vote on the Food Stamp
Plan for farm parity payments. This vote de-
scribes"his attitude toward both the problem
of farm relief and unemployment.
Credit must be given where credit is due, of
course. Michener should be commended for his
rejections of the Smith amendments to the Wag-
ner Act, the Wolcott amendment that attempted
to replace Leon $,enderson with a five-man board,
and the extension of the Dies Committee.
THE VOTER might well ponder these facts and
compare them with the democratic principles
upon which Redmond M. Burr bases his candi-
dacy. An alderman for ten years and a state
legislator for one term, Burr has had a dis-
tinguished career in public life. A firm believer in
the democratic processes, he has been a labor
leader and once headed a movement to electrify
rural farms. He advocates abolition of the poll
tax and unemployment insurance and social se-
curity for all workers. He is determined to see
that victory in war is followed by an equal victory
in peace. His career and beliefs are deserving of
the high office for which he attains.
But one more admonition, voters of the 2nd
rlvti~tpcPnhpr v-mi n q adttousans

Mail Day For A Washington Colunniso:
Harry Harrison, Chicago- Congressmen re-
turning from an inspection of the Alaskan area
have been bluntly critical of Army-Navy lack of
unified command. One report has recommended
that the entire Alaskan front be placed under
one officer.
Here is how the command is divided at pres-
When U.S. forces take the offensive against
small islands in the Aleutians, the Navy com-
mands at sea but gives over command to the
Army as soon as the land is seized. However, there
may be difficulty in convincing the Naval com-
mander that his command has ended, though
the Army chief may be convinced that the time
has come for him to take over. Or again the Army
commander might not think it wise to abandon
or weaken the defense of an island, whereas the
Naval commander might want to move on to
another island. Confusion is even more possible
when an offensive is undertaken by air.
At present the Navy is primarily in command
in Alaska, though the Army has larger forces,
provides most of the planes and most of the men
in the anti-aircraft. Congressmen returning from
Alaska are urging that the system be simplified.
Major Sy Bartlett, Somewhere in England-
Washington has not changed much since you
left. There is still the glitter and tinsel, the
crowded cocktail lounges, the lines of people
waiting impatiently for the privilege of buying a
meal. Gen. Art Wilson, returning from Australia,
was so shocked at the crowd in the lounge of the
Mayflower, that he wondered whether we were
really at war.
But up above, the men who are really running
the war, don't have time for this sort of thing.
They are working night and day. There is little
drinking, little relaxation. Out among the lobby-
ists, the war contractors, the run-of-the-mine
Dollar-a-Year men, however, who are flush with
the excitement of just coming to Washington,
it is different. There is where Senator Lee's pro-
hibition amendment might be applied to advan-
cii~terto t4, &tditoI
To The Editor.
I AM UNDOUBTEDLY "sticking my neck out"
for a great deal of criticism, but I know that
what I feel is representative of a number of other
women of the class of '45.
As you know, the Sophomore Project this
year is devoted to organizing and carrying out
a plan for volunteer work at the University
Hospital. This, in itself, is without a doubt a
praiseworthy undertaking and I have no criti-
cism to offer in this respect.
I, along with approximately 175-200 girls, will
be working at least four hours a week at the hos-
This will represent around 800 hours of volun-
teer work per week. The tasks the girls will under-
take are those ordinarily done by ward-helpers,
without, I might add, any strenuous physical
l- aw -. --,r w a PTrC_.wth az enein the

SILLY SEASON: I am so delighted
with the reaction of the British
press to the Willkie speech that I
could sing. Where did we get the
thought, anyway, that if one Ameri-
can spoke a sincere criticism, the
entire British press and people
would burst into tears, members of
Parliament would refuse their por-
ridge, and the officers of the British
general staff would drop the fight
against the enemy and spend the
day in bed, to a man?
That is an American, not British,
conception, it turns out. It does not
flatter our allies to suppose they
can take Hitler's bombs for many
months, but will be knocked flat
by a comment. Come! They are not
so tender. It is a profound miscon-
ception of the organic bond be-
tween the American and British
people, and all good people every-
where in the world, to view our al-
liance as a kind of formal tea,
whose participants can be set on
their beam-ends by a faux pas, a
sneeze or an overheard whisper.
Their Own Words
But Mr. Willkie has uttered the
word "India," loud and clear, and,
so far as I can learn, no Englishman
has called for his hiat, stick and
If we are going to speak about
the British reaction, we ought to
look at it: The London Daily Tele-
graph calls Mr. Willkie a "'candid
friend." It regrets he did not visit
India. But it says no one can resent
his advice. The Times of London,
in an editorial obviously written by
a quite cahn editor, agrees that
world-wide expansion of economic
opportunity and security are need-
ed. Those may be empty words, in
the context of lack of action, but
they are not hostile ones.
The Manchester Guardian says
evenly: "Let us hope the British
government will read between the
lines and see in Mr. Willkie's care-
ful phrases how badly our failure
in India reacts on the common
cause." Isn't that odd? I could have
sworn, from reading some Ameri-
can comment, that the Guardian
would say: "See here, we are a
proud people and won't stand for
any mention of India."
The World Is Round
If our war can't be talked about,
it can't be fought. I will oppose the
Emily Post conception of our strug-
gle to the death.
If we are going to make not in-
juring people's feelings a part of
our strategy, then we must extend
the principle to Indian feelings,
and to Chinese feelings as well as
to English feelings; and I am very
tired of those voices which describe
the war as global When they want
it to be global, and non-global when
it suits their convenience for it to
be non-global.
If we are concerned about Eng-
lish-American relations, let us ask
ourselves frankly what the effect
wiliFbe on those relations if India
is lost. One who raises that question
now, while it is still possible to
rouse the Indians from their sul-
lenness and apathy, is, in the high-
est sense, a friend of better British-
American relations. He is willing to
go to some trouble about them,
which is rather more than can be
said about those who pursue the
brittle policy of not mentioning it.
The War Grows Up
Actually there is a new manliness
and maturity in British-American
relations, precisely because of Mr.
Willkie's speech, and the self-re-
specting but friendly British press
reaction. The whole incident is on a
much higher level than its critics.
We are wiggling our way out of

the silly season of the war's infan-
cy. Our own State Department has
had to mention the word "India,"
directly because of Mr. Willkie's
talk. True, it has not said anything
important about India, or even
comprehensible, but it has at least
used the word.
In this improved atmosphere, it
is possible and necessary to say
that no Englishman now alive has
had anything to do with the acqui-
sition of India by England; that no
Englishman now alive is responsi-
ble for the last hundred and fifty
years; that it is asking a great thing
of any regime to terminate a long
national story during its own brief
Very well, let us pay our allies
the compliment of asking great
things of them. That is better than
the insult of sparing their feelings.
(Copyright, 1942, N. Y. Post Syndicate)



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By action of the Executive Board,
the Chairman may invite members
of the faculties and advanced doc-
toral candidates to attend the exam-
ination, and he may grant permis-
sion to those who for sufficient rea-
son might wish to be present.
C. S. Yoakum
Exhibition, College of Architecture
and Design: Prize-winning and other
drawings by professional architects
in the competition for the new cam-
pus plan and for a Student Activities
Building for Wayne University.
Shown through November 3, thir
flo~r exhibition room, Architecture
Building, daily 9 to 5 except Sunday.
The public is invited.

Events Today
The Angell Hall Observatory will
be open to the public, 8:00-10:00
tonight, if it is a clear eve-
ning. (If the sky is covered or
nearly covered with clouds, the Ob-
servatory will not be open.) Children
must be accompanied by adults.
League Houses: All girls who peti-
tioned forpositions on Assembly
Board as League House representa-
tives will be interviewed today, 3:00-
5:00 p.m., in the Undergraduate Of-
fice of the League.
Mortarboard will meet today at
5:00 p.m. in the Council Room of the
Wesley Foundation : A class. in
"Through the Old Testament" with
Dr. C. W. Brashares in Room 214 at
7:30 p.m. The group will leave for
a hayride at 9:00 p.m. Reservations
should be made by calling 6881 by
noon today.

(Editor's Note: Three weeks ago Dr.
Harry Emerson Fosdick delivered a ser-
mon in Riverside Church, New York,
entitled "A Kind of Penitence That
Does Some ' Good." we reprint PM's
excerpts from that sermon because they
suggest an answer to many an indi-
vidual's worries-both about himself
and about democracy.)
One of the emotions most preva-
lent in the hearts of intelligent and
sensitive people today is the sense
of shame. Beneath all this noise
and tumult every decent person
feels ashamed of this appalling
spectacle. During the last war Dr.
L. P. Jacks, of Oxford University,
wrote, "I cannot get away from the
feeling that I am in the presence of
some colossal stupidity."
Moreover, we blame ourselves for
it. We, the democracies that won,
the last war -and sat in places of
dominant control, if orily we had
beeni resolute when we should have
been, and internationally coopera-
tive when we had the chance to'be,
could have prevented all this... I
wonder if ever before great nations
have been so ashamed of them-
selves as we have been.
Mr. Wendell Willkie, speaking
in Chungking, said that in the 13
lands he had lately visited he found
four major facts, and one of them
was this:-"They all doubt," he said,
"the readiness of the leading de-


mocracies . . . to stand up and be
counted upon for the freedom of
others after the war is over:" Well,
they have reason to doubt. Today
one of Japan's mightiest resources,
that may turn out to be stronger
even than her armies, is the deep-
seated conviction among the teeh-
ing millions'of Asia that the white
race cannot be trusted to treat the
colored races with equity. Why
should they think otherwise? .
The whole world knows how little
democracy means to us when it
comes to the racial line within our
own nation. I get letters from
people in this city, filled with anti-
Semitic hatred so dreadful that
Hitler himself could hardly i'mprove
upon it. We ought to be ashamed--
ashamed of ourselves but not of the
basic ideas of democracy. This time
of reproach can be the most awak-
ening era democracy ever had.
It had better be! Those extra-ter-
ritorial rights in China had better
go. That wretched insult to all O4-
entals, our exclusion act, had better
be repealed. We had better take in
earnest Secretary Welles' resound-
ing words that the era of imperial-
ism is past. We had better do away
with the poll tax. And we had bet-
ter make up our minds that if we
are going to enjoy democracy we
must practice it, even in areas
where that is difficult.

There were, last night, wonderfuls
patches in which Miss Swarthout was
in perfect accord with her music anda
sang it with a full, clear voice, intelli-
gence, musicianship, and color. This
was notably so in the Spanish and
Latin-American numbers which cls-
ed the first half of the program. Theo
slight and exotic songs of Mignone,c
Granados, and Pittaluga were easily
the high point of her recital. Miss
Swarthout was the belle of Iberia.
The opening group, consisting of
Handel and Dowland did not fareI
quite so well. The latter's "Come
Again Sweet Love" is conceived in
too direct a vein to be delivered with
archness and romantic shadings.
Limpidity would have been much
more in order. Of the Handel, the
selection from "Rinaldo came off
best, aside from an occasional dryness'
of tone and slight breathiness? It was1
sung, however, with a much greater
grasp of the style it demanded than
the Dowland.
I was surprised, though, at Misst
Swarthouts rendition of "Connais-tor
le Pays," since this"is a field she is
quite familiar with. This aria was
taken at a tempo that would have
made Mr. Pelletier's orchestra at the
Metropolitan end at least five min-
utes before their doting Mignon. Nos-
talgia is nostalgia, but, enough 'is
enough-especially in French opera.
The "Gavotte" from the same opera,
sung as an encore immediately after,
was much better done and entirely in
keeping with the breathless adoles-
cent who is supposed to sing it.r "
The two "Songs of the 'Auvergne"1
are extremely lovely and were nicely
done. For those who would like to
know how well they really can be
sung, though, I suggest the recordings
of Madelaine Grey. Miss Swarthout
rendered them; Miss Grey makes
them an experience.
The second half of the program
was, I believe, all American. Rich-
ard Hageman's "Miranda" (not to be
confused with Gordon and Revel's
"I Want To Meander With Ditto"),
Griffes' "Linden- Tree," Clara Ed-
wards' "Into the Night," etc. A fea-
ture of this section was the first per-
formance of Clarence Olmstead's
Suite for Voice and Piano, "Time"
which took seven minutes. It was a
mixture of Romberg, Debussy, corn,
and a great deal of water. I suggest
it be sent to Brazil in exchange for
a minute and a half of Villa-Lobos
and a pound of coffee. All these
selections were sung far, far better

Episcopal Students: Tea will be
served 'for' Episcopal students and
heir friends by the Canterbury Cl
at Harris Hall this afternoon, 4:00
o 5;30.
Presbyterian Student Guild: Spe-
cial Hallowe'en Party tonight at 9
o'clock in the Social Hall of the
League Dance Class Committee
Meeting at 5:00 p.m. today in the
Undergraduate Office of the League.
If you cannot attend, call Audrey
Johnson at 2-4561.
Coming Events
Junior Research Club: The meet-
ing of November 3 will be held at
7:30 p.m. in the Amphitheatre of the
Rackham Building. Election of new
mnembers will precede the following
"Natural Rubber Supplies and Pro-
duction,"-Carl D. LdRue, Depart-
ment of Botany.
"Fermentation Processes m the
Production of Synthetic Rubber."-
I. N. Mickelson, Department of $ac-
Sunday Evening Program at the
International Center: Professor Ar-
thur *Aitoni will speak on "The Span-
ish Influence within the Borders of
the Present-Day United States" at
8 o'clock Sunday evening at the In-
tern ational Center.Thisalecture fol-
lows' the "Snack Hour" at 6:30 and
the "Sing" at 7:30. Moving pictures
of Mexico will also be shown. Public
The Women's Research Club will
meet Monday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.Ml.
in the West Lecture Room, Rackham
Bldg. Dr. Alice H. Kempf will speak
on "An Experimental Study of Skin
Graduate Outing Club will meet on
Sunday, November 1, at 6:00 p.m.,
for supper and games in the Outing
Club Room. Come to the door at
the northwest corner of the Rack-
ham Building. Discussion of future
activities. All faculty members and
graduate students are welcome. Small
Michigan Outing Club will have a
supper hike on Sunday, November 1,
starting from Hill Auditorium at
5:00 p.m. Those who wish to attend

increase in volunteer help, even
though unskilled, would-save money
for the Hospital? This sum could
then be given to the Bomber-Scholar-
shin Fund or to any needy war or-

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