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TUESAY, NOV. 17, 1942
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and represent the views of the writers only.
Will arlan Appointment
l i d To Allies' Cause?
LAST WEEK as the United States and Great
-Britain began to swing into the long-awaited
offensive that will bring final victory to the
United Nations, they committed a grave stra-
tegical and probably costly blunder. Admiral
Jean Francois Darlan, French Fascist, British-
hating and arch collaborationist, was put at the
head of the military and civil government of
French North Africa.
Perhaps it is too early to condemn this action
without complete knowledge of the political and
military situation in French Africa, but Admiral
Oarlan's record is clear and unmistakable. It
seems hardly days ago that he was denouncing
our British allies and attempting to swing
French support to- the Axis. While the Nazis
were setting the stage for the return of their
favorite, Pierre Laval to power, he acted as vice-
premier of the Vichy government and even with
the resurgence of Laval managed to remain as
commander-in-chief of all the French armed
In February of 1941 it was Darlan who sur-
rendered the thousands of political refugees
who had sought a haven in France to the
lungry Gestapo. It was he who handed ndo-
China over to the Japanese that they might
have a more secure springboard for the of-
fensive against the democracies.
WHEN the Allies struck at the French posses-
sions on the southern shore of the Medi-
terranean, Darlan, by one of those queer strokes
of fate that often disrupt world politics, hap-
pened to be there inspecting defense for his
Vichy chieftain, Marshal Petain. Opportunist to
the last, he saw which way the wind was blow-
ing and offered his services to the victorious
In full knowledge of his past performances and
with no guarantee of his integrity now he was
accepted a chief French administrator for the
colonies. To Darlan this must have indeed been
a great triumph. To the military cause of the
United Nations and to the goal of a better world
for which we are fighting it may prove a tragic
Admiral Darlan is representative of the
Fascist defeatists who sabotaged the French
war effort in 1939-40, of the Prussian military
caste that has dominated Germany since 170
aid continually sought world conquest, of the
old-school tie that has blocked social reforms
in England, and generally of the reactionaries
anywhere in the world. Acceptance of him
by the Allies is a severe blow to those who are
working for a new and happier world order.
To the Fighting French forces of General
Charles DeGaullg it must be the height of dis-
illusionment to see one of the avowed opponents
of democracy welcomed with open arms while
he, who had exalted his men to die in the de-
fense of Egypt and on the other far-flung battle-
fronts of this war, had so long sought in vain for
recognition from this country.
CAN IT ALSO BE that the leaders who decided
upon Darlan's new role forgot about the aver-
age Frenchmen and his fellow men in all the
occupied countries who have borne the brunt of
the Nazi terror for two and a half years? It is
these same people who have heard the propa-
ganda broadcasts, read the leaflets dropped from
the skies and listened to the leaders of the
Urnited Nations denounce the Quislings, of whom
Darlan is one, as traitors to their countries. Will
this inspire them to revolt against their over-
Coeds Should Welcome
New Hardening Plan
IN THE PAST TWO DAYS a proposal has come
before the women of Michigan which they
must, if they are going to be logical about the
matter, accept. They would accept it, moreover,
not grudgingly but enthusiastically, recognizing
it to be a step that they should have taken long
ago if they are truly anxious to do their part in
the war effort. The question is that of a volun-
tary physical conditioning program.
The actual facts are simple enough. Michi-
gan women are not 1-A in the civilian army. A
very large percentage of them are not fit to
give much-needed blood to the Red Cross.
They tire easily at any jobs requiring. physical.
labor. And they will not have sufficient =phys-
ical strength to handle the war jobs that will
be required of them when they leave school.
They outdo each other in circles under the
eyes. They're weak; they're flabby; they're
worse than Michigan men were - before PEM.
Furthermore, the women's physical education
program is geared to provide regular training
only for freshmen and a limited :umber of up-
perclassmen. Most women complete their phys-
ical education requirements and never again see
the inside of the WAB.
The proposed program provides for a few
minutes supervised exercise daily right in the.
women's residences. There would be no incon-
venience of time or place, no hiking to the
gyms in cold weather. The result would be
simple too. The general physical condition of
the coeds would improve, and their general
appearance with it. The alternative, perhaps,
is a comp'ilsory PEW. The choice is easy to
make. - Netta Siegel
NEW YORK-We are going to have to learn
to talk a new language, so we may as well take
the plunge now.
I am afraid we are going to have to say the
production program is a big success. That's a
shocker, I know. But it's not so hard, really. If,
each morning, before breakfast, you say five
times: "We're producing the goods. We're pro-
ducing the goods. We're producing . you
will get used to it in time. Soon the phrase will
drop as trippingly from the tongue as the old
line: "All is muddle and confusion in Wash-
T ERE IS a time lag in these things, and some
Americans were caught with their mouths
open, saying "All is mud--" as the boys walked
into North Africa. The mud was in the speaker's
We are going to produce more military
goods alone next year than we produced goods
of all kinds in our best peacetime year, 1929.
t I see no way of avoiding the fact that we are
doing this with Mr. Roosevelt as President. I
know it seems incredibe; it has been proved
elaborately that a friend of labor cannot make
labor work, that, for some obscure reason, only
an opponent of labor's aims can make labor
really hump itself. olut there are the figures,
friends, and we had better face them.
We have to face the extraordinary possibility
that President Roosevelt's approach to labor is
more practical than Westbrook Pegler's.
The success of the African campaign tells us
a number of truths about liberal goVernment,
which we owe it to our consciences to examine.
I notice a certain amount of glee in several
sections of the press to the effect that "liberals"
who hated our policy toward Viohy, etc., have
been proved wrong by events. Well, the business
of proving things by events is a risky business;
it can gently turn a man over and stand him on
R. ARTHUR KROCK, of the Times, for ex-
ample. is delighted that the African cam-
paign seems to justify Secretary of State Hull.
I seem to remember that Mr. Krock was in
favor (or at least took a great deal of pleas-
ure in raising the issue) of bringing General
MacArthur back home to direct the war effort.
And on Nov. 6, one day before Africa, Mr.
Krock, discussing the executive branch, said
firmly: "'Administration as usual' will prove
to be a disastrous policy." Well, now. If Mr.
Hull, who is only a small part of this AninL-
istration, has been justified by events, what
about the whole, big Administration that sur-
I say, without fear of successful contradic-
tion, that Mr. Roosevelt had as much to do
with the African campaign as Mr. Hull.
Maybe we "liberals" don't do so badly when
you begin on the hazardous business of justifying
policies by events.
Maybe something of what we said has to be
wiped out, but I will wager that for every line
we would want to strike from the record, Mr.
Krock will have to remove ten, and some others
I could name, ten thousand.
We are going to have to learn a new lan-
guage, but I assume that the basic tie ihich
holds our community together is respect for
facts. I assert that a man named Franklin 6.
Iloosevelt is President of the United States
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-
tfres should besubmitted by 11:30 a. .
Student Tea: President and Mrs.
Ruthven will be at home to students
Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 18, from
4 to 6o'clock.
Will all members of the staff trav-
eling on University business please
notify all ticket agents that the tick-
et to be purchased is exempt fron'
the tax imposed by the Revenue Act
of 1941. Do not wait until the tick-
et has been stamped before giving
this information as it then neces-
sitates the invalidating of the first
ticket. This notice grows out of the
large proportion of cases where, in
the past, time and a ticket form
have been wasted by not specifying
in the first place that the ticket
wanted is "to be tax exempt.
Shirley W. Smith
List of Sugar Beet Pickers: Follow
ing isa.corrected lst of students who
took part in the sugar beet salvage
last week. By permission of the Deans
these students are entitled to excuse
from classes and make-up privileges.
The list is published for the informa-
tion of their instructors.
Arthur Abelson Don Albinson
Stewart AlexanderRobert Allen
Robert W. Allen Charles Anderson
Robert Anderson Kenneth Ankli
S. 'L. Aronsson Jack Athens
John Averill William Bacon
Phil Baris Robert Barnes
Claude Batuk Richard Batesole
Richard Barrar Victor Baum
Richard Beckett John Becker
Leo Bennish Bryce Bootthby
Jarnes Blanchard Ray Boucher
William Bowen Russell Bradley
Alan Brandt Leroy Brooks
William Brooks Laden Brown
James Burbott Robert Cage
William Cain Clark Carey
Charles Canfield Sy Chase
John Chapin James Cotner
:Alan Cohen Morton Cohn
Paul Cdughman Albert Cohen
Walter Avern Cohen
Cookingham Ace Cory
Robert Coan Harold Conroy
James Connell Reed Coughey
Williain Con' Richard Cohen
John 'C'ow John Culbertson
Ed Cole Harold Cutcher
Joe Datsko John Darroch
Donald Davis John Davis
Richard Davis Ramon Dixon
Chailes Diehl Richard Dick
Al Dittweiler Robert Dodd
Robert Doerner Henry Dongvillo
Herbert Edelhertz Harry Elkins
Robert Elerbush Fred Epstein
'LeRoy Engelhardt John Erlewine
elig Estroff Walter Evans
Joseph Fiorilla Robert Feinberg
John Fitch Edward Franzetti
Robert Prick Henry Friedman
KurtFriednian Al Frankel
Richard Ford William Gans
Earl Gaskell David Gault
James GermansonWillard Gervin
Larry Gilford Fred Gipson
Norman Gould Bernard Goldstone
Charles Godfrey Ernest Goeckel
Len Gardine RobertGreene
John Grandy Albert Gruenwald
Hugh Hanson Saul Harrison
William Hampton GeorgeHarris
Emanuel Hackel Lewis Hayes
Reginald Hardy William Habel
Stanley Hartman Jack Harrigan
James Herbst Josef Heit
Joseph Herz Rodger Hippes
William Hillig James Holbach
S. Hosenball Frederick Hodges
Ellsworth Kendig Carl Kaufman
Bruce Kirchen- Peter Klapliaak
baum Bernie Kozel
Sidney Kreinberg Bruce Laing
Charles LaPerriereDonald Lambrecht
Frank Lahr David Leisten
Robert Leveridge David Levinson
Dempster Lewis Len Levy
Harry Levine James Leopold
Robert List Mark Lipper
Harlow LichtwardtWilliam Longstaff
Jack Lougheed Max Lukehart
James Lynch R. D. Matthews
James Maynard . Robert Mantho
Eugene MandebergRobert Matthews
William Matthews Kenneth Marshall
Ed McPherson Richard McNally
Cameron Harry McCormick
McNaughton Charles McKean
Donald McAlonan Alexander McLean
Leonard Lewis Mintz
Mendelson Bruce Miller
Milton Moscowitz Herb Moore
Herman Moss Dean Monson
John Mummert Richard Murray
Henry Mulder Frank O'Brien
John Oleaszewski Howard Orr
Arthur Orrmont Robert Orch
.Wiliam Owsley Jack Page
Stuart Padnos Earl Parkin
Ben Pearlman Robert Peck
William Penoyar Nathan Peterman
Charles Pinney John Pittman
Kenneth Porter Gordon Powell
Richard William Powers
Posmantur David Pontius
Norris Post Ted Proll
Robert Preiskel David Pusack
Gerald Redner Robert RReisdorf
'Donald Redenell Carl Rhinehart
John Rieger Robert Rachofsky
Richard Rovit Larry Ross
Irving Rose Larry Rose
Robert Rugar Earl Russell
Monroe Taliaffero Wm. Takahashi
Win. Tompkins Don Sanborn
Russell Sacco Jason Sacks
Eugene Schwartz Ray Scheick
Robert Schulze George Sewell
Melvin Silver San Sarver
Edwin Shaw Bryant Sharp
Jack Shank Walter Sherman
James Shelden Warren Shwayder
Jack Sherman George Sloane
Walter Spreen Ben Sproat
Louis Speisberger John Smithson
John Stover David Strack
W. C. Stewart Harry Stubbs
Alvin Steinman Larry Steers
Robert Stahl Irving Stahl
Roland Sylvester Roman Szymanski
David Upton George Valette
Robert Valentine H. Vandenbergh
John Van Steen- Robert Van
Warren Van Peter Van Scherpe
Wicklin Arthur Vernon
Edmund Volpe John Walcott
Wm. Walters Stanford Wallace
Melvin Wallace Lew Warner
Herb Weintraub Dick Wellman
Sol Weiner Robert Wendling
Richard Wendt Walter Weinberg
Robert Williams Samuel Willets
C. E. Williamson Russell Williamson
James Williamns Robert Wood
Gerald Woods Fred Woodward
George Wolfe Joe Woods
Robert Wylie Clifford Wylie
Ben Yanowitz Hessel Yntema
William Yolles Samuel Young
Carter Zeleznik Milton Zerman
Students, College of Engineering:
The final day for removal of in-
completes will be Saturday, Novem-
ber 28. Petitions for extension of
time must be on file in the Secre-
A. H. Lovell, Secretary
No driving permissions are being
given for the Ohio State game. All
women students who plan to attend
this game must present a permis-
sion letter from their parents to the
Office of the Dean of Women.
Choral Union Members: All mem-
bers of the Choral Union whose at-
tendance records are clear will please
call on Thursday for pass tickets to
the Albert Spalding Concert between
the hours of 10 and 12 and 1 and 4
at the offices of the University Mu-
sical Society in Burton Memorial
Tower. After 4 ollock on Thurs-
day, no courtesy tickets will be is-
Charles A. Sink, President
University Lecture: Mr. William
Pickens, of the Defense Savings
Staff, U.S. Treasury, will lecture on
the subject, "Our Schools and Col-
leges in the War Effort" tonight at
8:00 in the Rackham Amphitheatre,
under the auspices of the Depart-
ment of Sociology. The public is
University Lecture: Talbot Ham-
lin, Avery Librarian and Professor of
the History of Architecture, Columbia
University, will lecture on the .sub-
ject, "Greek Revival Architecture in
the Early West" (illus.), under the
auspices of the College of Architc-
ture and Design in the Rakham
Amphitheatre at 4:15 p.m. on Thurs-
day, Nov. 19. The public is invited.
Ruth Mitchell Lecture Postponed:
Due to illness, Miss Mitchell will be
unable to appear here this eve-
ning as scheduled by the Ororical
Association Lecture Course. A date
for her appearance will be announced
Lectures for Food Handlers: A
course of instruction consisting of
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.
Current Events Lecture, to be given
by Preston W. Slosson under the aus-
pices of the American Association of
University Women, will be given- to-
day at 4:15 p.m. in the Rackham
Auditorium. Tickets may be- pur-
chased at the door.
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
meet at 7:30 tonight in Room 319
West Medical Building. "The Metab-
olism ,of Aromatic- Compounds" will
be discussed. All interested are in-
Seminar in Physical Chemistry
will meet on Wednesday, November
18, in Room 410 Chemistry Building
at 4:15 p.m. Mr. Oliver Johnson will
speak on "Properties of Solutions of
Lithium Salts in Ether and Aceton."
All interested are invited.
Graduate Students ii Chemistry,
Biological Chemistry, Pharmacy, and
Chemical Engineering: The, first of
a group of lectures on "War Gases.
and Civilian Defense" for graduate
students and faculty in the above
departments will be given today at
4:30 p.m. in 151 Chemistry Buildi-ag.
Prof. C. S. Schoepfle will present a
history of toxic gases and Prof. L. C.
Anderson will discuss civilian gas de-
Doctoral Examination for Jacob
Marvin Beckerman, Public Health;
thesis: "The Epidemiology of Tu-
berculosis among Student Nurses,,
at University Hospital, Ann Arbor,
Michigan, 1932-1940," will be held
today in East Council Room, Rack-
ham, at 3:00 p.m. Chairman, M. F.
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 pernis-
sion to those who for sufficient rea-
son might wish to be present.
C. S. Yoakum
Choral Union Concert: Albert Spal-
ding, Violinist, with Andre Benoist
at the piano, will give the fourth
concert in the Choral Union Series
on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. in Hill
Auditorium, A limited number of
tickets are still on sale in the of-
fices of the University Musical Socie-
ty in Burton Memorial Tower,
Charles A. Sink, President
The Wednesday afternoon organ
recital planned for November 18 will
be presented by Walter Blodgett,
Curator of Musical Arts at the
Cleveland Museum of Art, and will
include works by Franck, Bach, Deli-
tary's Office on or before
HE-PEN wishes the best of luck (for a change)
to Joan Reutter, last year's "Miss Michigan
of Song" on the Hour of Charm show, and Dave
Eldredge, who were married yesterday up at the
Prof. R. L. Morrison passes on some good news
about Prof. Roy Swinton and family who are
interned in the Japs' Santo Tomas prison camp
in Manila. Jenifer White, an AP correspondent
who has been released from Santo Tomas in an
exchange, writes that the Swintons are well.
She got to know Mrs. Swinton quite well and re-
ports that the professor was teaching a course
for adults in engineering mechanics. The best
check was that none of the Swintons (including
daughter Barbara) ever showed up for treat-
ment in the hospital where Miss White worked.
It seems that our Detroit circulation is going
up. The Free Press has finally started a "Serv-
ice Edition," but they were slow, the News
copied it from us nearly a month ago.
Memo to Phi Betes: Our barber tells us that
New York's governor-elect, Tom Dewey, flunked
out of Michigan, which reminds us that Supreme
Court Justice Frank Murphy had one merry
fight to get his diploma here.
pRACTICALLY everybody I know in
the army has a common com-
plaint. Nobody seems to care about
after the war. To quote from several:
"They're a bunch of fine kids and,
they really want to smack the Japs;
but nobody is interested in what
happens after the war, or expects
Or another letter; from someone a
little more sour:.
"Everybody here mumbles about
how to get the Japs, in the same
way Vittorio Mussolini thrilled at.
bombing Ethiopians, but nobody
cares about this war, and if they
did, it would be so their fathers
could get nice pay-checks."
And worst of all:
"I know you feel bad about the
election but maybe after the war
when we can't get jobs, we won't
give up our guns, and that'll be the
end of Ham Pish."-
There's a difference in the letters.
But we can see several things. First,
we pknow that killingk is degrading,
especially the kind of killing that we
that when people come back from a
war there is chaos.
Friom everything we know, nobody.
cares about what we're fighting for.
Except in very simple terms, they,
want a job, they want a home, and if
somebody tries to stop them, and they
can't do anything about it one way,
they'll use another.
But I heard something else. A col-
lege student from a southern uni-
versity got into Army personnel. In
a month he organized a series of lec-
tures, and a general forum. Atten-
dance was completely satisfactory.
And the kids in the army knew what
they were fighting for in ideal terms
and what to do about it after the war.
Why not the same thing all over
the country? U. of M. professors
have already done some work along
this line. But why not a concerted
effort from this University? What-
ever influence our military authori-
ties have could possibly get three
compulsory hours a week at Custer
devoted to something really worth
three hours a week. Professors have
done good work going into Detroit
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