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NIGHT EDITOR: JOHN ERLEWINE
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
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Patriotic Citizens Must
Cast Votes Intelligently
TODAY is election day.
Americans are once again privileged to exer-
cise the historic right of selecting their own gov-
ernment. They are one of the few peoples in the
world today, and the only one of the principal
participants in the war, that still have that op-
It is indeed a priceless heritage. It is the heri-
tage for which our earliest ancestors crossed the
then unchartered Atlantic Ocean. It is the same
heritage for which they fought and died during
the perilous years when this great Republic was
being molded. This very hour the greatest strug-
gle of all is being waged to preserve and insure
elections for future generations of Americans.
Yet, today some Americans will sit at home.
Through inertia, laziness or lack of interest they
will not cast their ballots in this first wartime
election of the Second World War. Regardless of
political affiliation, it is the duty of every patri-
otic citizen of a great Democracy to vote. Intelli-
gent voting is the essence of any democracy. At
a time when democracy is being threatened, we
must demonstrate that freedom does not mean
apathy and disinterest. It's up to you, John Q.
Citizen. Get out and vote! - George W. Sallade
PROFS IN POLITICS:
Hatch Act Bans Faculty
Action In Government
EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE in some obscure
corner of the newspaper we read of a senator
or representative in Washington who utters a
few words in behalf of a proposed amendment
to the Hatch "clean politics" act which would
exempt college professors and instructors from
the clause forbidding them to participate in
No big issue is made of the proposal. Just a
few words are said and then it is put back into
the files to gather more dust. Maybe the Con-
gressmen speak in favor of the amendment peri-
odically only to insure the votes of faculty men.
Maybe they are too busy at present with war
issues to fool around with the Hatch act.
Whatever the case may be in Washington,
throughout the country there is a shortage of
"good men" in politics just as there is a shortage
of skilled labor, of nurses, doctors, machinists
and farm laborers. Just as the administration of
foreign affairs is important during wartime so
is the administration of state and local govern-
It goes without saying that allprofessors and
instructors are not necessarily good politicians
or even fair administrators but there are among
the faculties of universities and schools men and
women who would be a great asset to national,
state and city governments; men and women who
have specialized training in economics, political
science, business administration and various oth-
A law prohibiting these educators from taking
an active part in the orientation of our govern-
ments is "political sabotage" not only to our
present war effort but to the future of our
The Hatch Act clause bans from politics only
those educators who are employed by institutions
I'd Rather Be Right
By SAMUEL GRAFTON
NEW YORK- THE DEMON EXECUTIVE:
There is slight revival of the drive to bring Gen-
eral MacArthur back to Washington and place
him at the center of the war effort.
There is also a demand that some genius be
appointed to make a study of the manpower situ-
ation, and tell us, once and for all, how to use
All this is like that request, mentioned here
yesterday, that still another miracle man be put
in charge of food production and distribution. We
are still looking for those wonderful, wonderful
men, who will conduct a better war effort for us
than our present officials are doing, simply be-
pause their gifts are greater, their talents are
higher, their eyes are brighter.
No Room for Miracles
But if it is against official policy for us to give
more than 12 per cent of our production to our
allies, how is the best executive in the world
going to improve the position of our allies? He
can be the greatest fist-pounder-on-desks ever
seen on earth, but unless that plan is changed,
just what will he accomplish?
If it continues to be our policy not to heed the
Russian request that we divert thirty or forty
divisions of Nazi troops, what miracle can the
miracle worker work?I
He may have a terrible glare, his eyes may
burn like living coals, his voice may be a legend
of the anterooms where secretaries cower,' but
if he is not free to detail a specific number of
men and a specific number of ships to a specific
task, knowing specifically how much work-and-
metal is needed on the home front to cover that
specific operation, just how will he be able to
perform significantly better than a weak execu-
The search for a man has become a substitute
for the search for a policy.
They've Done Their Job
It is a very curious thing that so varied a group
of executives as we now have in Washington, suc-
cessful Americans almost to a man, should have
"failed," as is sometimes said. I submit the extra-
ordinary thought that they have not failed at
all, but have, by and large, succeeded, in the sense
that they have carried out the policy given to
They have been asked to scatter our production
around the world, in little, dispersed, defensive
heaps. They have done so. They have not been
world, for every variety of service, simultaneous-
ly. They have, by and large, done so.
It is sometimes asked why they were not able
to back up our men in Bataan better, or on Guad-
alcanal. That was not the job assigned to them.
The job assigned to them was to provide equip-
ment for the biggest and most ambitious train-
ing program ever seen on earth, plus a little extra
for action here and there, and driblets to allies.
They have more or less done so. If the results
are inconclusive, that can only be because the
underlying policy is inconclusive.
Even the most beetle-browed executive ever
seen out of Hollywood, a veritable Edward G.
Arnold, could not back the boys at Guadalcanal,
if the official policy is to hoard equipment at
home for training a force of almost unlimited
size for hypothetical action in some future years.
Where Genius Doesn't Help
If the official policy is to build an enormous
army, but not for immediate use, then a better
executive will only build a still more enormous
army not for immediate use.
He will widen out the initial error, but he will,
not necessarily win the war. If the task before
him is indefinite in extent, and defensive in
philosophy, how can any amount of executive
genius make it more definite, or more offensive?
If a current official is not allowed to drop
enough material to China, or Russia, to enable
our allies to give the enemy a definitive bang,
how will a new hot-shot in the job do any better?
The search for new faces is the other side of
our ancient refusal to commit ourselves to a plan.
It is the old search for a miracle, this time one
(Copyright, 1942, N. Y. Post Syndicate)
Mlaking the Peace
To the Editor:
THE TORQ wants to know what the students
of Social Studies 93 and others interested in
the same problems think they are- going to do
when they finish their cqurse. He wants to know
if these people think they are going to make the
peace. And just in case they think they are, he
destroys their pretty little mirage. No, the Torq
says, the peace will be made by the "Chambers
of Commerce" and not by the people who know
how to make it just.
Well, there it is, the omnipotent Torq ha's
spoken. Let's all go out and drop Social Studies
93 and get a dose of the Torq's prescription,
Anti-Social Studies 94.
But then, there might be a different answer.
Maybe the post-war councils don't think they
are going to write the peace treaties by them-
selves. Maybe they only think they are going
to add to an intelligent electorate that will
give the liberals something more to do than
"publish the New Republic."
Someone has to start the ball rolling. Some-
one has to place some barriers in the path. of
the "Chambers of Commerce" and the NAMs.
Someone has to do something constructive.
They might start by thinking and saying some-
Even though we are so disillusioned and cyni-
(Editor's Note: written to a student
on campus, this letter from a Univer-
sity graduate in the armed forces has
a message of interest to all of us who
are wondering about education in
I have been reflecting back on
my college experience to try and
distill out those guideposts that
might be of some aid to you. Ordi-
narily, the only, way one really can
learn these things is through his
own experience, but since your own
Reserve status is precarious, and"
you will be wanting to make the
most out of every moment you are
permitted to have in college, I
thought something of this sort
might have some value for you.
I finally came to the conclusion
that there were at least these three
faculties you should try to develop
in the next year:
1. The first is intellectual energy.
By this I mean that you should be
curious. "I want to know why!"
Your mind should be exercised and
developed, always growing, always
eager to know more. This is like
physical energy in that it can be
developed. At first you may have
to kick yourself in the behind when
your mind is lazy and wants to be
satisfied with inadequate explana-
tions, and tries to beg off: "Oh,
why bother? you'll never be ex-
pected to know how or why. They'll
never ask it in a test." You'll find
many of your classmates-perhaps
most-satisfied with that kind of
mediocre performance-but don't
you be. Remember: "I want to
2. But energy alone isn't enough.
I hope you'll also learn to channel-
lize that energy with intellectual
discipline. This is also a matter of
practice-and it is the one greatest
single lack you and I have. Disci-
pline simply means training your
mind to do one thing at a time,
and to keep on doing it until that
job is done. There is no trick sys-
tem for learning this, you learn to
do it by starting in and doing it,
and each time you get off the track,
go right back. Your intellectual en-
ergy is in many ways like light: if
it is diffused in a thousand direc-
tions, it dazzles and blinds; when
focussed in a beam, it genuinely
I have known men who can do a
surprising amount of work, study
or thinking in a short time; and
others who seem to have an un-
usual clarity of reasoning: their
ability stems from the fact that
they can make their mind work for
them just as easily as they move
the fingers of their hand, and both
are the result of practice. When
you have work to do for school,
bring all your faculties to bear on
it, and take the toughest first; do
not allow yourself to be interrupted
or distracted, until you have fin-
ished the job well enough to sat-
isfy your own highest standards.
In this too, do not let others in
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1942
VOL. LIII No. 26
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.
To the :Members of the University
Council: There will be a meeting of
the University Council on Monday,
November 9, at 4:15 p. m. in the
Rackham Amphitheatre. All regular
meetings of the University Council
are open to the members of theUni-
To the Members of the University
Senate: There will be a meeting of the
University Senate on Monday, No-
vember 16, at 4:00 p. m. in the Rack-
Group Hospitalization and Surgical
Service Enrollments: The final date
for acceptance of new enrollments
and reenrollments of all present sub-
scribers is November 5. After that
date the University group will be
closed to enrollments until May 5.
Please give this matter prompt atten-
Faculty of the College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts: The five-week
freshman reports will be due Sat-
urday, November 7, in the Academic
Counselors' Office, 108 Mason Hall.
Arthur Van Duren,
Chairman, Academic Counselor
Continued room shortage makes it
necessary for the Department of
Journalism to appeal again to mem-
bers of the Faculty and any others
who have rooms which will be unoc-
cupied for the nights of Thursday
and Friday, November 5 and 6, and
..,..t ,,r,.,, .o f,, la tr+- +o +h
your dormitory sway you from
learning intellectual discipline-
most of the college students never
do acquire this faculty.
3. The third, and perhaps the most
important faculty one should strive
to develop, is his moral sensibili-
ties. Every educated man has a per-
sonal sense of what is right and
wrong, to his way of think-
ing, in this complicated world; also,
though he may not be completely
articulate about it, he has at least
a pretty clear feeling what his own
values are. Particularly for people
of our generation-yours and mine
-it is important to do some heavy
thinking about our fundamental
values, because we are unfortun-
ately obliged to put them to the
Reaching out to discover what
is for one the important values in
life is a job which requires the ac-
tivity of all the. faculties-emo-
tional as well as intellectual. More-
over, it is a personal job-it cannot
be done for one, and the values of
another person may never precisely
coincide with your own in all par-
ticulars. It is also a job that is
never finished; and the more in-
sight and experience one can bring
to bear in this constant searching-
out, the more adequately one is
likely to be able to formulate his
own Justinian Code.
All these things are to no avail,
however, if, after developing one's
moral sensibilities, one lacksthe
integrity to act accordingly. This
is the highest peak of the highest
mountain-learn to be absolutely
and uncompromisingly honest with
yourself, and with all others-in
small things and large.
Of course it is much easier to say
these things than to do them. I
wish I could say that I learned
these in myt college career. But it's
something to shoot for.
My first year in college was the
most exciting and revolutionaryj
year of my life, and though you'veJ
already had a year, in many re-
spects this coming year may be thei
same for you. I hope you'll have a
feeling of eagerness for the many
new experiences you can have; per-1
haps you'll find it interesting to1
keep a journal, as I did, and still
If you have any choice between
the various branches of the Army,
I have no hesitation in recommend-
ing the Air Forces. The training in
the Air branch consists less of
learning to hike 25 miles with a
full pack than of learning a hosti
of new skills. Of course there are
the mental jobs in all branches-
while awaiting the start of our
flying course (it has been post-z
poned from day to day) we have
been shoveling gravel, picking up
rocks, spreading manure, etc. But
these are fewer in the Air Forces.
You might inquire if there is a;
Civilian Pilot Training program at
Michigan; many of these boys in9
bership status, year of election, and
chapter where initiated.
Mentor Reports: Reports on stand-
ings of all Engineering freshmen
will be expected from faculty mem-
bers during the 6th week and again
during the 11th week of the semes-
ter. These two reports will be due1
about November 14 and December 16.
Report blanks will be furnished by
campus mail. Please refer routine
questions to Miss Mason, Extension
744, afternoons, who will handle the
reports; otherwise, call A. D. Moore,
Head Mentor, Extension 2136.
The Atlantic Refining Company
representatives will continue inter-
viewing the following: Chemical en-
gineers and chemists with bachelor's,
master's or doctor's degrees. The'
company is also interested in junior
students in these fields whetheror
not they plan to work during the
summer or to remain in school until
graduation. Interviews are open for
this afternoon, and will be scheduled
at fifteen minute intervals. Call Ext.
371. Bureau of Apppintments and
201 Mason Hall.
American Chemical Society Lec-
ture: Professor Paul Gross, Chairman
of the Chemistry Department of Duke
University, will speak on "Recent Di-
pole Moment Measurements on Hy-
drogen Fluoride and on Carboxylic
Acids" at 4:15 ,p. m., Thursday, No-
vember 5, in Room 303 Chemistry.
The public is invited.
Lectures for Food Handlers: A
course of instruction consisting of
four lectures for Food Handlers will
be given during November,on Tues-
day evenings at 8:00 p. m. in the
W. K. Kellogg Auditorium. All per-
sons concerned with food service to
University students are urged to at-
tend this series.
The second lecture in the series on
Marriage Relations will be given in
the Rackham Lecture Hall at 8:00
this evening. Identification cards are
"an*. , a,, n~c'nrami rin
my outfit learned to fly in CPT
programs. If you are interested in
learning to fly, and if you are eli-
gible for the CPT program, it is a
wonderful opportunity to learn to
fly, and it will also stand you in
good stead when you are called into
active Army service.
I had a lot of fun learning to
drive a jeep over a rough course
the other day. Reports are, we
start gliding tomorrow, and I hope
they're true. Ground school con-
tinues interesting-even at times
I enjoyed your letter, Bud, and I
do hope you will find time each
week to write, even though you will
be terribly busy soon.
Love and kisses,
Chemistry Building at 4:15 p. m. Mr.
John Treanor, Smith will speak on
"Preparation of Pure Metallic Sur-
faces and Study of their Wetting
Shorthand and Typewriting Classes
for University students are being or-
ganized for the current year under
the auspices of the University. War
Board. The classes will begin today
and will be offered on a non-credit
basis. A small fee will be charged
which will be refunded upon comple-
tion of the course. Registrations are
now being received at the University
High School office.
Shorthand, 2021 UHS, 1:00 TWThF
Typewriting, 2022 UHS, 4:00-5:30,
TTh. Section 1
Typewriting, 2022 UHS, 4:00-5:30,
WF. Section 2
(Fee for typewriting, $3.50; for
typewriting and shorthand, $5.00)
Choral Union Concert: The Cleve-
land Orchestra, Artur Rodzinski, Con-
ductor, will play Beethoven's Sym-
phony, No. II, Morton Gould's "Spir-
ituals" for String Choir and. Orches-
tra, and Tschaikowsky's "Pathetique"
Symphony at their concert in the
Choral Union Series on Sunday eve-
ning, November 8, at 8:30 o'clock, in-
stead of in the afternoon as previous-
ly announced. A limited number of
tickets are still available at the of-
fice of the University Musical Society,
Charles A. Sink,
An Organ Recital will be given
Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 4, at 4:15
in Hill Auditorium. Palmer Christian,
University Organist, will present a
programyof compositions by Handel,
Stanley, Bach, Franck, Sowerby, Pen-
ick, DeLamarter, Debussy and Bon-
net. The public is cordially invited.
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 today, third floor ex-
hibition room, Architecture Building,
daily 9 to 5 except Sunday. The pub-
lic is invited.
Junior Research Club will meet to-
night at 7:30 in the Amphitheatre of
the Rackham Building. Election of
new members will precede the fol-
"Natural Rubber Supplies and Pro-
duction,"-Carl D. LaRue, Depart-
ment of Botany.
"Fermentation Processes in the
Production of Synthetic Rubber."-
M. N. Mickelson, Department of Bac-
Cercle Francais will meet tonight
at 8:00 in the Michigan League. Pro-
gram: informal discussion and sing-
ing. Theme: "Get Acquainted."
Senior Society will meet tonight at
7:10 in the League.
The Oriental Religious Seminar will
meet this evening at 8:00 in Lane
Hall. Mr. Gerald Tien of the Depart-
ment of Oriental Languages and Lit-
erature will lead a discussion on Con-
fucianism. All students are invited.
Disciples Guild weekly tea will be
held this afternoon, 5:00-6:00 at the
Guild House, 438 Maynard St., for
Guild members and their friends.
Episcopal Students: Tea will be
served for Episcopal students and
their friends this afternoon by the
Canterbury Club, 4:00 to 5:15, in Har-
ris Hall. Evening Prayer will be said
at 5:15 in Bishop Williams Chapel.
Christian Science Organization will
meet tonight at 8:15 in Rooms D and
E of the Michigan League.
Phi Delta Kappa Coffee Hour will
be held in the West Conference Room
of the .Rackham Building Thursday,
November 5, at 4:15 p. m. Dean J. B.
Edmonson will speak. Phi Delta Kap-
na memhers nf nther rhanter gae
to equip one moderate-sized striking force
specific offensive action; they have been
instead, to try to build everything in the
To the Editor:
You recently had an editorial in The Daily
which smeared the so-called "Dunderheads." I
know that it was not written by one of your men,
but, nevertheless, you approved it. May I ask
you, under what evidence are you able to slander