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NEW YORK- I always try to
understand what the opposition to
the Administration is saying. That
is my duty. The opposition, accord-
ing to theory, should be a shaft of
light. It should show the way
through dark places. It should re-
charge my batteries. But I leave it
to you.
That's Good, That's Bad
As I understand the opposition
(and I mean the tight, hard core
of opposition to Roosevelt that ov-
erlaps party lines) it believes that
American business has made a fine
record in the war, but that the
government's production program is
in a muddled and chaotic state.
As to how the opposition can
entertain both beliefs simultane-
ously, no explanation is given. Thus
I read in one organ that Washing-
ton piles "confusion on confusion,"
and in the same issue that Detroit
has pushed its war production to
$6,000,000,000 a year, 70 per cent
above peacetime highs. What goes
one here? Isn't Detroit in the
United States? Isn't it connected
in some way with the Administra-
tion's program?
But the problem of giving De-
troit credit without letting a little
spill over on Donald Nelson and
Mr. Roosevelt seems insuperable;
and it is merely shucked.
Yes, But Also No
We next come to the opposition's
stand on the delicious question of
individual freedom. I have heard
the opposition say that we have to
watch this Administration lest it
kill all personal liberty under ex-
cuse of the war. I have also heard
it remark bitterly that the Admin-
istration refuses to draft workers
for necessary war jobs, and that it
refuses to wipe out overtime pay
clauses in labor contracts.
This curious ambivalence, these
tendencies to schizophrenia, had
better be watched. They show up on
the dual proposition that this Ad-
ministration invariably plays poli-
tics with pressure groups, and also
that it tries to reduce Congress to
a rubber stamp. Both theories sim-
ply can't be true. Another pert
dualism is that this Administra-
tion goes much too far in the di-
rection of. national planning, and
that it is much too concerned about
what happens to the food supply
(mostly coffee supply) of the aver-
age citizen.
This particular dichotomy has
quite a history. It is precisely those
publications which for years have
tried to picture all government as a
clown, all administration as a cross
between the idiotic and the sinis-
ter, which now want to know why
government can't plan things a lit-
tle better so that no coffee cup
may go empty without Washing-
ton knowing of it.
They have for years fought to
unsell their readers on the merits
of government planning; they have
conducted an expensive education-
al drive to create distrust of plan-
ning. Now they want to know why
administrators upon whom they
havedeliberately inflicted shell-
'shock, aren't keener, more dashing,

pinker in the cheek and brighter
in the eye.
What Do They Want?
We hear tell that the Adminis-
tration ought to listen more defer-
entially when the opposition speaks,
and pay more attention to its the-
Yet two major opposition lines
are that the Administration ought
to put a single military figure in
charge of the war effort, and that
it ought, also, to get more war
goods to the fighting fronts. Now
it is quite obvious to Washington
observers that most of our military
figures want to keep as much goods
within the United States for train-
ing purposes as possible; that the
Administration has to fight every
step of the way to get war goods
out of the country, particularly to
our allies. If the Administration
surrendered control to the military,
lease-lend would almost certainly
be affected.
When, therefore, the opposition
suggests turning the war effort over
to a non-elected, professional mili-
tary head, is it thinking of the
fighting fronts, or is it thinking
of getting that man out of there?
A good part of the opposition is
either amazingly innocent, or
amazingly unconcerned. That is
certainly not true of all opposition
spokesmen. There has been fine'
and thoughtful oppositional work
done, by such as the Truman Com-
mittee and Mr. Willkie. The odd
thing is that the best oppositional
showing comes from those who.
rarely label themselves the opposi-
tion. The best and hardest blows,
oddly enough, are delivered by men
who never seem to be in need of
explaining that they are really
sincerely behind the leaders of our
(Copyright, 1942, N. Y. Post Syndicate)
(Continued from Page 2)

'M' Men Given All
Facts About Reserves
WHEN the armed forces Joint Procurement
Committee was here last month, it told Clark
Tibbetts, secretary to the War Board, that the
turnout was fine and that they considered the
University's informational services and attitude
very fine.
At Michigan State College Sunday Naval
Lieut. John Howard of the connittee com-
plained that Michigan students did not know
"a war is going on." But Lieutenant Howard
himself was one of those who complimented
the War Board last month.
This contradiction reveals the complete job
the War Board is doing in keeping students in-
formed of the reserve programs and the changes
that even the Navy does not understand.
MICHIGAN students understood all they needed
to about the Procurement Committee, be-
cause they had been told all about reserves in the
War Board's comprehensive bulletins and inter-
views.-- Leon Gordenker
Work, Not Words, Is
Student Demand Now
FAGS AND BANNERS have been discarded for
the most part for this war, and the accent has
been placed on actual work: What are you doing
to aid the war effort is the question, not how
many flags have you waved from your window
during the past week? War rallies and mass
meetings are suspicious enterprises to students
these days. And it has become the general con-
sensus of opinion that cheering men on platforms
is a poor substitute for getting your hands dirty
by working. So we can't become too excited over
the charges that University of Michigan students
don't know there is a war going on because they
didn't turn out en masse for war rally, as Lieut.
John Howard charged. Facts and figures quoted
by Mr. Clark Tibbetts also seem to cut Lieutenant
Howard's adcusations down further than their
original face value. As far as we are concerned,
we have had our share of war rallies
in his demands that students be made to
realize that there is a war going on, and that
all students have a duty to participate in it as
actively as they can while they are in school. We
have, however, dismissed the rally as a signifi-
cant form of "war spirit." It is necessary, then,
to find and use a capable substitute. At Michigan,
that has been largely in the form of scrap col-
lecting and other work which the Student Man-
power Commission has assigned to willing stu-
dents. In other words, without benefit of flags
and bonfires Michigan students have actually
proved their consciousness of the war by doing
war work.
YET, there is still another angle to this business.
Lieutenant Howard said we need several weeks
of indoctrination in war spirit. That, we do not
believe to be strictly true. But what we do need
here, as well as every other campus in the nation,'
is a method of corrolatingnot only our work, but
our "war thinking." There is an explainable pur-
pose to the War Manpower Commission.
And there is an entire new realm of thinking
open to students which has not yet been satis-
factorily explored or explained. It is a field of
mind which does not work best under "indoc-

1 AXEta 9 at 4
SOME DAYS BACK I wrote a column describ-
ing certain courses in the University as pipes
and attacking them as such, while recognizing
their subject value. Among the courses was the
geology department's Organic Evolution, taught
by Professor Hussey. I hear that Monday morning
Organic Evolution was attended by a rich fifty
per cent of the class, and that Professor Hussey
began his"rIecture:
"Well, I'm glad to see we have such a good
turnout after that nasty column in The Daily.
I'm glad to see what my students think of the
course, after that nasty person. And inciden-
tally, before I show my slides for today, I'd
like you all to realize that I know the person.
who wrote that column. I've known him for a
long time. In fact I was right there when he
wrote it, and I even took a picture of him.
Here it is." And he flashed a slide of a sweet-
looking baboon.
I really don't know Professor Hussey, but I once
took Geology 12, and I've heard some stories
about him that make him out as one of the most
humorful profs in this school, as well as a very
high class geologist. All the kids in his recitation
section used to crowd around the desk after
class and listen for gags. Like one time one stu-
dent had a Poli. Sci. book lying on the desk; Hus-
sey picked it up, leafed through, "Well, there's
almost as much junk in here as there is in my
syllabus." Or another time, when a Shakespeare
text was on the deck, "Shakespeare, yes, yes,' I
know him well. Where's 'Shootin' of Dan Mc-
One day in Geology lecture we were shown
some beautiful slides of rock faults, and in one
slide there was a huge mountain formation
topped by an Indian wigwam. The lecture went
on: "The Indians of the region are very pictur-
esque people, who lead a quiet simple life of
blanket weaving and tourist scalping. I knew one
of those Indians once; he was ' a Swede from
Minneapolis." All these gags delivered with a
throaty chuckle matched only by Bob Benchley.
BEYOND DOUBT Professor Hussey is one of
the most funny men in this school. I hope
his attendance picks up.
lie leiento i/c cilctro
Lonely Sports Editor
To the Editor:
THE MEMBERS of The Daily editorial staff
have refrained from commenting extensively
on the disputed decision in the Minnesota game,
doubtless because they feel that-especially at
the present time-the matter 'is too trivial for
comment, and perhaps also because it is their
policy to leave discussion of athletic matters to
the sports editor. However, such disputes some-
times create ill feeling which lasts for years; and,
since The Daily has in the past had a very credi-
table record 'for decrying attempts, made all too
frequently by writers on various college publica-
tions, to magnify minor disputes into major
grievances, two points should be put on record:
FIRST;for the benefit of any Michigan students
who read no sports page except The Daily's:

WASHINGTON- With elections over, both
political parties face a major problem of over-
hauling their high command. This will not be
easy-especially for the Democrats. Here is the
dilemma they face.
1.-The President isn't particularly interested
in politics, shouldn't be interested, needs to de-
vote his whole time to the war. Yet he knows, and
his party leaders know, that elections are not
won in the last five minutes, but during months
and years.-of advance preparation.
2.-Meanwhile the President is building up no
No. 2 man to take his place; the party mchinery
is running down; patronage on which a party
feeds has vanished; and most people believe
Roosevelt could not be elected for a fourth term,
even if he wants one, which close friends say he
Most immediate of the reorganization prob-
lems is the selection of a new Democratic Na-
tional Chairman. Ed Flynn, ex-boss of the Bronx,
is notgin good health, hasthe shadow of Belgian
paving blocks over his shoulder, definitely will
resign whether he becomes U.S. Ambassador to
Mexico or not.
To replace Flynn there has been some back-
stage talk of bringing back the old Jim Farley-
Chip Robert crowd, which saw its hey-day around
1936. But that seems out of the question. Actually,
Jim is too sore at the President, and vice versa,
for them to function together in any manner,
shape or form-even though Jim was the most
efficient politico ever around the White House.
Furthermore, Farley will be askedby New York
Young Democratic leader Harold Moskovit to
step out of the chairmanship of the Democratic
Party in New York State, and give the state
organization a chance to be revamped from the
top down. A lot of people are urging a similar
organization for the Democratic Party nationally.
Republican Splits
Meanwhile, the Republicans are in slightly
better shape-but not much. Titular leader Wen-
dell Willkie is becoming more and more inde-
pendent. Tom Dewey, who will demand and se-
cure more and more leadership, is completely on
the outs with Willkie. And Willkie more than re-
Chairman Joe Martin has been keeping the
party machinery together, but cash donations
have been meager and the job is not easy.
More difficult than anything else, however,
has been the problem of setting up an over-all
Republican policy which will satisfy the conflict-
ing views of "isolationist" and "interventionist"
leaders. This applies, too, to other matters. In
Kansas, for instance Alf Landon was all set to
make a speech just before the election urging
the return of prohibition, and it was only last-
minute wire-pulling by Alf's close friends that
persuaded him to forget it. They argued that a
forecast of prohibition raised by a one-time leader
of the GOP would throw a lot of votes to Demo-
Result of all this conflict is the likelihood that
even wider schisms will develop inside both Dem-
ocratic and Republican ranks. So it would sur-
prise no one in the Capital to see a non-partisan

Was tefu l
Scrapp ing
. i
Criticized r
To the Editor:s
Is it not about time to call for af
little judgment before the enthusiasm1
of the scrap collectors runs completelyN
amuck? One hears of the sacrifice off
a fine antique copper kettle-a mu-
seum piece, or a serviceable iron bed.
One reads of patriots destroying a
grand piano, when music students
must do without or rent inferior in-
If one urges that the cost of sucht
articles is far in excess of what they
would bring as scrap, he is met byj
the argument that the money is not1
needed, but the material. This is per-t
fectly true, and in the last extremitya
sucharticles and many more should,
be sacrificed.
But that last extremity is not
yet, while 'the unornamental fence
still surrounds the Martha Cook
yard. Nor has the last extremity
.arrived while there are still miles
of old trolley track lying in the
fields, and while there are still junk
piles. on farms too far away to
"make it pay," to bring in the me-
tal. One.man on a leisurely week-
end automobile trip collected over
150 pounds along Michigan high-
It would be more intelligent and
more productive of results to sell ar-
ticles of value that are no longer
needed by their owners, and use the
money to bring in enormously greater
amount of scrap metal.
A fraternity buys a second-hand
car to scrap. A more intelligent pro-
cedure would be to put the car to

Senior Engineering Students: Fred n
C. Betzhold, Senior Class PresidentS
of the Engineering College, requests I
all seniors who wish to have their t
pictures appear in this year's 'Ensianf
to make appointments to have theirf
pictures taken with the local photog-
raphers as soon as possible.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
rments has received notice of the fol- t
lowing United States Civil Servicet
Examinations. Applications will be s
accepted until the needs of the serv-c
ice have been met.
Physiotherapy Aide, $1,800.
Jr. Physiotherapy Aide, $1,620.
Student Physiotherapy Aide, $420.
Apprentice Physiotherapy Aide,
Library Assistant, $1,260 to $1,620.
Assistant Materials Inspectors k
(Paints; Textiles, General) -$2,600.C
Further information may be had5
from the notices which are on file
in the office of the Bureau of Ap-
pointments, 201 Mason Hall, office
hours 9-12 and 2-4.
Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information
Owing to the fact that Play Pro-t
luction has adopted "Sundown," orig-1
inally written for the annual news-1
papermen's convention as its first
regular offering of the season; the
usual complimentary tickets cannotx
be reserved for the faculty. Profes-
sor Brumm wishes to urge faculty
friends to patronize this offering 'byI
Play - Production and incidentally
witness the ,play originally intended
for their entertainment. "Sundown"I
will be presented tonight through
Saturday, Nov. 7.
American Chemical Society Le-a
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.
University Lecture: Dr. L. T. Hal-
lett, Eastman Kodak Company, will
speak on the subject, "Industrial Ap-
plications of Micro-analysis'" (llus-
trated with slides and colored mov-
ies), under the auspices of the De-
partment of Chemistry on Wednes-
day, Nov. 11, at 4:15 p.m. in Room
151, Chemistry Building. The public
is invited.
'Oratorical Association Lecture:
Louis Fischer and M. W. Fodor, au-
thors and journalists, will be pre-
sented 'Thursday at 8:15 pm. at Hill
Auditorium by the 'Oratorical Asso-
ciation in a joint discussion "'The,
Shape'of the Peace to Come." Tick-
ets may be purchased today and
Thursday at the Auditorium box of-
fice, which will be open from 10-1
ad 2-5 todaiv and ifrom 10 a.m. until

Ing at 4:15 p.m. Mr. John Treanor
Smith will speak on "Preparation of
Pure Metallic Surfaces and Study of
heir Wetting Properties."
Navy V-1 or V-5 Enlisted Men:
[here is one opening in the Civilian
Pilot Training program for the extra-
urricular program. You must be
nlisted and attending the Univer-
ity. Program will start as soon as
vacancy in quota is filled. Further
letails may be had in room B-47 E.
Engineering, or call 4121, Ext. 2113.
Doctoral Examination for Fakhri
B. Ma'luf; Philosophy; thesis: "The
a priori in ScienceAccording to the
Philosophy of Meyerson," will be held
n Thursday, November 5, in 204
Mason Hall, at 4:00 p.m. Chairman
D. H. Parker.
By actionrof the Executive Board,
he Chairman. may invite members
>f the faculties and advanced doc-
oral candidates to attend the exam-
[nation and he may grant permission
to those who for sufficient reason
night wish to be present.
C. S. Yoakum
School of Education Students, oth-
r than freshmen: Courses dropped
after Saturday, November 7, will.be
recorded with the grade of E except
under extraordinary circumstances.
No course is considered officially
dropped unless it has been reported
In the office of the Registrar, Room
, University Hall.
College of Literature, Science, and
the Arts, Schools of Education, Fores-
try, Music, and Public Health: St-
lents who received marks of I or X
at the close of their last semester or
summer session of attendance Will
receive a grade of E in the course or
ourses unless this work is made up
by November 5. Students wishing an
extension of time beyond this date in
rder to make up this work should
file a petition addressed to the appro-
priate official in their school with
Room 4 U. H. where it will be trans-
nitted. Robert L. Williams,
Assistant Registrar
Choral Union Concert: The Cleve-
and Orchestra, Artur Rodzinski, Con-
ductor, will play Beethoven's Sym-
hony, No. II, Morton Gould's "Spir-
tuals" for String Choir and Orches-
ra, and Tschaikowsky's "Pathetique"
Symphony at their concert in the
;horal Union Series on Sunday eve-
ning, November 8, at 8:30 o'clock, in-
tead of in the afternoon as previous-
y announced. A limited number of
ickets are still available at the of-
'ice of the University Musical Society,
Burton Memorial Tower.
Charles A. Sink,
An Organ Recital will be given
this afternoon at 4:15 in Hill Audi-
torium. Palmer Christian, Univer-
sity Organist, will present a program
Af compositions by Handel, Stanley,
3ach, Franck, Sowerby,.Penick, De-
Lamarter, Debussy and Bonnet. The
public is cordially invited.
Carillon Concert: Professor Perci-
val Price, University Carillonneir,;
has planned a program of Canadia
carillon compositions for his recital
at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, November
5. Programs for the entire series are
available in the office of the School
of Music.
Events Today
The Faculty Woman's Club annual
reception will be held today at 3:0
p.m. in the ballroom of the Michigan
Classical Music Hour: At the Inter-
national Center the following pro-

gram will be played tonight at 7:30:
J. S. Bach: G Minor Fugue, Sto-
kowski and Philadelphia Orchestra.
Beethoven: Overture to Leanore.
Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G
The Post-War Council will meet
tonight at 8:00 in the Michigan
League. Professor P. W.Slosson and
Professor H. Y. McClusky will talk
on "Why Plan Now." The public is
The Central Committee of Assem-
bly Banquet will meet at 7:30 tonight
in the Undergraduate Office of the
"Sundown," a modern war drama
by John Lewis Brumm, will be pre-
sented by Play Production of the
Department of Speech tonight
through Saturday at£8:30 at the
Mendelssohn Theatre. Tickets may
be purchased at the theatre box of-
fice from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily.
Coming Events
La Sociedad Hispanic& will have a
program meeting Thursday, Nov. 5,
at 8:00 p.m. at the Michigan League.
Phi Ielta Kapa Coffee Dour 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-
pa members of other chapters are

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