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'TIIMSDAY. NOV. 19..;1042



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Vision of More Just Post-War World Dimmed
By Rising Voices of Status Quo Defenders

ARK CLOUDS of doubt and disillusionment
are beginning to appear on the horizon for a
good many of us these days.
Brought up in bitter post-World War I America
to hate war as savage and inhuman, we never-
theless finally realized that war was the only
answer to the ravages of present-day totalitar-
ianism. But to beat the Axis, though imperative,
was not an end sufficient in itself. Most of us have
drawn our determination to fight until victory is
won from a tenaciously-held faith in a more
just, a more equitable, and a more secure post-
war world. On the strength of our faith in this
better world to come, we have found justifiable
whatever sacrifices may be necessary for win-
ning the war.
But it's beginning to look as though, in our
naive idealism, we are going to be stabbed in
the back. It becomes clearer every day that
when the war is over we may have more reason
to be embittered and disillusioned than any
American generation before us.
The last few months have opened our eyes to
some very disheartening possibilities. During this
time we have seen powerful forces of reaction
bent on re-establishing the pre-war status quo
which was so terribly responsible for the present
THEY HAVE SHOWN their colors mainly
through the medium of the reactionary press
which represents them. The most clear-cut reve-
Ads That Glorify War
Won't Help Afterwards
ADVERTISEMENTS like the one running re-
cently in the New York Times don't impress
us as being a sound contribution towards lasting
Beneath a five-column picture of the Marines
is a paragraph attempting to recruit boys by a
revival of all the "glory of war" inspirations that
we learned long ago were out of place on modern
The actual words of the ad condemn it better
than we can.:
"Are You 18 or 19? Enlist Now-Be Ready To
Make History!
"A new and glorious chapter of American
History is being written. It is a chapter of ad-
venture-the supreme adventure of all time for
young Americans.
"On its pages will be the names of millions of
young men who now accept the challenge thrown
in our free American faces by Hitler, Mussolini
and Tojo-accept it and ram it back down their
cruel throats !
"There's a place on those pages for your name
and the glorious achievements for which you will
be honored the balance of your days."
LONG AGO open-minded men and women
tossed aside empty phrases like these. They
realized that we wanted to send our soldiers into
the fight with a clear understanding of what was
coming. They knew we couldn't fill their heads
with empty phrases and expect them to remain
disillusioned through the first horror of battle.
This trumpet-playing and flag-waving atti-
tude belongs back in medieval literature. In
modern total war our heroes are men who have
woo - #h r~rwrr tla an:wh v 11hi

lation of their attitude has come through the
handling by the press of the recent speeches of
Vice-President Wallace. Most of the newspapers.
in the country either ignored the speeches en-
tirely or buried them deep in their inside pages.
Many papers, shocked by any mention of change
in the status quo, lashed out editorially at Wal-
lace. Much worse, some papers, such as the Chi-
cago Daily Tribune, tagged the reports of Wal-
lace's speeches with headlines which maliciously
distorted the content of the speeches and made
him appear an arch enemy of the United States.
In these much maligned addresses, Mr. Wal-
lace gave the American people the most coura-
geous and the most inspiring enunciation of
post-war aspirations we have yet heard. He was
objective and honest enough to recognize that
American political democracy does not by itself
insure economic or ethnic democracy, and that
we might make advances in these directions by
examining the contributions made by Russia.
His forthright honesty was denounced by
groups who do not hesitate to stoop to any level
of name-calling when their own selfish interests
are at stake.
THOSE OF US who are looking toward a better
post-war world received 'another jolt when
Winston Churchill recently said, in regard to the
future of the British Empire, "Let me ... make
this clear, in case there should be any mistake
about it in any quarter: we mean to hold our
own. I have not become the King's First Minister
in order to preside over the liquidation of the
British Empire."
"We mean to hold our own"-what a gro-
tesque mockery of the post-war objectives
which so many of us cling to! What a bitter
prospect of betrayal, after the war, for the
"little people" of the world who are sacrificing
everything in the trusting faith that a new era
of equality and opportTnity is in store for
The defenders of the old war-producing status
quo, the reactionaries, the fascists, are beginning
to show us what they-intend to force on the world
when this weary business of war is over-another
Versailles, another world of international cut-
throat competition, another series of savage wars.
They gained considerably in the recent elections;
they are becoming less and less afraid to reveal
their post-war plans. May the Roosevelts and the
Wallaces find enough strength and support to
prevail over them in the crucial hour that is to
come. - Irving Jaffe

WASHINGTON- When Wendell Willkie con-
ferred with Stalin in Moscow, the Russian leader
was critical of the British for side-tracking
American lend-lease goods in Scotland and sub-
stituting for them inferior British war supplies.
The inside story of this can now be told-a
story which Stalin apparently did not know
when he talked to Willkie.
Last summer, a shipment of Airacobras was
en route to Russia from the United States and
the convoy stopped to refuel in the British Isles.
At that time, Gen. Eisenhower, preparing for
the second front in Africa, asked that these fast
fighting planes be given to him instead of being
sent on to Russia.
Gen. Eisenhower was so insistent that he
finally went to Prime Minister Churchill per-
sonally, who finally agreed that the Airacobras
be side-tracked for use on the forthcoming
African front.
That was why Stalin never got them.
Major Roosevelt
This column threw plenty of harpoons into
Jimmy Roosevelt in the old Boston insurance
days, so now it takes pleasure in evening up the
score. The real story of what Major Roosevelt
has been doing in the Marine Corps is gradually
leaking out through his comrades. It would have
been on the front pages if he were not the Presi-
dent's son.
Jimmy is a member of the Raiders, equivalent
to the British commandos, the most dangerous
branch of the Marine Corps. As such he landed
on Makin Island in the mid-Pacific, to wipe out
a Jap base.
Going ashore from a submarine in a rubber
boat, Roosevelt's party upset seven times on an
outer reef before they finally reached the is-
land. Then the Raiders wiped out the Jap gar-
rison, ranged through the island for two days
until every Jap was exterminated. During the
raid, the Japs sent in two big troop transport
planes to retake the island. Roosevelt's men
were armed only with light calibre machine
guns. But they waited until each plane was
close to the ground, then opened up full force
and wiped out each plane.
Five of Roosevelt's men were killed, and about
130 Japs. When the job was done, Roosevelt took
his men out on rubber boats, finally found their
Men who have served with Jimmy pay him
great tribute, say he has the courage of a real
leader, inspires confidence. No one seeing him
unshaven for days, looking gaunt and hungry on
the battlefront would ever recognize him as the
son of the President.
Gen. Eisenhower's Joke
Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, leader-of the African
expedition, has a rich sense of humor as well as
the qualities of military leadership. Here is a
story he tells on himself.
While in Washington some time ago, a newly
commissioned cellophane captain had asked to
have a telephone installed, and when it was late,
-he hit the ceiling. Calling the staff sergeant on
another phone, the captain proceeded to give
him the bawling out of his life.
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Samuel Grafton's
I'd Rather 1
Be Right
EW YORK- The Admiral Dar-
an incident is not yet finished,
but Admiral Darlan is.
There are no vitamins left in the
admiral, after the President's
statement of Tuesday.
We might say that Admiral Dar-
lan is negotiating on behalf of a
Petain who has disowned him, with
an America which has promised to
kick him out.
He is a lame duck Fascist. The
President has made it clear that
whatever the terms of Darlan's
contract with General Eisenhower,
it runs for only a short period, and
there are no options.
That statement was a wonder-
ful rebuke for some Americans who
began, about ten minutes after
Darlan reached Algiers, to draw a
line between him and other Fas-
cists. These line drawers can al-
ways find a difference between one
Fascist and another, a fact which
only makes their similarities more
pernicious. The President drew no
such lines. He said Darlan was
taken on, for military reasons, to
save time and lives and will go,
and that the French people will set
up their own government. One kind
word for Darlan would have given
the statement an entirely different
coloration, but the kind word was-
n't there.
It seems to me the President did
a job of work in his Tuesday press
conference which ,is going to be
important for a long time to come.
YOU have to remember that there
are German Darlans, and Ital-
ian Darlans, and Czech Darlans
and Norwegian Darlans. The Dar-
Ian case is rich in its power to set
precedents; it is bursting with
precedent; Darlan's flight is a trial
flight for Fascists all over Europe.
The President wound up two good
little precedents on Tuesday, and
sent them rolling down the high-
road of politics and war. And prec-
edents, like snowballs, sometimes
growbigger as they roll.
The odd thing about the Darlan
case is that though in it we have
recognized the continuing author-
ity of a Fascist, we have done so in
terms which assert our right to
shake him the hell out of there.
THE DEAL with Darlan is not a
precedent, but our assertion that
his stay is temporary is.
We have put him in, and we have
said we are not going to let him
stay in. That is far different from
the customary diplomatist's ap-
proach to authority, even Fascist
authority, which is to tolerate it
simply because it is authority, and
not to ask questions.
Precedents are started in strange
ways, and the fact that Darlan's
temporary power stems from a deal
with us destroys the base of that
power, and affirms our own.
But Mr. Roosevelt goes still fur-
ther. He says the people of France
will establish the future French
government. By that promise, the
President, having affirmed his su-
perior power over Darlan, then im-
mediately puts it beyond his own
power to make a permanent ar-
rangement with any Darlan of any
country in Europe. To the burning
question: "Well, even if we win,
whom shall we recognize in all.
these countries?" he gives the re-
ply: "We shall go to the people for
the answer."
WELL, these are only precedents
so far. And precedents some-
times catch cold and die on the
road, but sometimes, as I say, they

grow bigger.
If these precedents survive, they
will put it beyond the power of the
west to make the tragic mistake of
installing the German Army in-
stead of Hitler, or the Italian king
instead of Mussolini.
The President's specific comments
on North Africa seem much more
important than the Atlantic Char-
ter. I would rather deduce general
principles from what we do in a
given area, than try to guess what
we will do from our general prin-
The North African charter can
only be considered signed, sealed
and delivered, of course, on the day
that Darlan goes.
(Copyright, 1942, N.Y. Post Syndicate)
Extravagance Imperils
War Effort-Wristen
"Extravagance in any form, by citi-
zens or by government, imperils the
war effort. Individuals are asked to
reverse their habits of spending if
inflation is not to destroy their sub-
stance. The same obligation rests
upon the government. If we proceed
without waste, if we increase our pro-
ductive power, if we decrease our ex-
penditures for non-essentials, we
cannot only survive but survive with-
out bankruptcy. This can be done
only if considerations of political ad-
vantage are put aside. only if gov-

l&e o jte lor

To the Editor:I
EVERY other Thursday evening, the
members of La Sociedad Hispani-
ca unite to enjoy a few hours of
Spanish-flavored relaxation. This se-
mester, with a record enrollment of
students in the Spanish Department
of the University, membership in the
Spanish Club has dropped to a new
low for recent years. Apparently, in
their all-out war effort, students have
forgotten their enthusiasm for gain-
ing a wider knowledge of our "good
neighbors" south of the border which
was so much in evidence in happier
pre-war days. This is not as it should
The movement known as "Pan-
Americanism" is an integral part of
any plan for future world peace.
The State Department in Washing-
ton, and President Roosevelt him-
self, realize this, but the students
of the University of Michigan, only
recently awakened to active par-
ticipation in the nationwide war
effort, apparently do not. Be that
as it may, a key word in the United
Nations' fight against Hitlerism is
"hemisphere," and hemispheric
solidarity can be achieved only
through the development of a closer
understanding between the ieoples
of the 21 American republics.
La Sociedad Hispnca offers a
wonderful opportunity to alert stu-
dents of Spanish who are aware of
the present need and probable future
importance of improved inter-Ameri-
can relations. Several Latin-American
students attend each meeting of the
Club. Members of the Club may con-
verse with these natives of the Span-
ish language and thereby increase
their oral fluency. However, improved
conversational ability is not the only
benefit received from association with
the "Argentinos," "Cubanos," "Puerto
Riquenos," Guatemaltecos," "Colom-
bianos,". etc. More often than not, at'
Club meetings, the customs, folk-lore,
and general way of living in these
countries become topics of conversa-
tion. Thus, Spanish Club members ac-
quire a more intimate knowledge of
the Latin American republics to add;
to their knowledge of the Spanish
OTHER activities of the organiza-
tion tend in the same direction.

Often musical programs provide en-
tertainment for the members while at
the same time demonstrating to then
the differences and similarities be-
tween Latin American music and that
of the United States. A Spanish Club
orchestra which will play only tunes
of Latin origin is being formed.
A series of lectures on the Spanish
and Latin American theme is spon-
sored each year by the Club. Indi-
vidual lectures by such widely known
men as Robert Friers, who has hitch-
hiked through Central and South
America, supplement the lecture ser-
ies. This semester it is probable that
Sullivan C. Richardson, the first man
to travel from the United States to
the southernmost tip of South Ameri-
ca entirely by car, will appear here
through the efforts of the Spanish
Each year the Club also sponsors
a play given entirely in Spanish by
students who are members of the
organization, under the able direc-
tion of Dr. Charles N. Staubach of
the Romance Languages Depart-
ment. Invaluable experience in oral
Spanish is gained by those partici-
pating in the play.
N RECENT years, under the leader-
ship of its sponsor, Professor Erme-
lindo A. Mercado, the Club has of-
fered scholarships for the University
of Mexico summer session to its two
most deserving members. The value
of such an experience to these stu-
dents cannot be overestimated.
HOWEVER, all of these activities,
and more,thave been made possi-
ble by active student support, support
which has been lacking so far this
year. There is no reason why this con-
dition cannot be remedied. Any stu-
dent of the Spanish language is a
prospective member and should con-
tact any of the following persons for
information concerning La Sociedad:
Professor E. A. Mercado or any other
Spanish professor or instructor; Ercl
Ruth Bennett, vice-president; or
Florence Rowe, secretary.
- Orville B. Lekko


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at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24, in
the Rackham Amphitheatre. The
public is invited.
Academic Notices.
Bacteriology 111A (Laboratory'
Course) will meet Monday, November
23, at 1:00 p.m. in Room 2552, East
Medical Building. Each student
should come provided with a $5.00
Hygienic Laboratory Coupon procur-
able at the Treasurer's Office.
Political Science 1, mid-semester
examination room assignments:
Lecture A, 11 o'clock Thursday:
Bromage's sections 1025 A.H.
Mill's sections 2003 A.H.
Norton's sections 1025 A.H.
Lecture B, 1 o'clock Thursday:
Cuncannon's sections 2003 A.H.
Dorr's sections 2225 A.H.
Kallenbach's sections 1025 A.H.
Laing's section 1025 A.H.
Graduate Students who took the
Graduate Record Examination may
receive individual examination re-
ports by calling for them in the
Graduate School offices in the Rack-
ham Building.
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
tonight at 8:30 in Hill Auditorium. A
limited number of tickets are still on
sale in the offices of the University
Musical Society in Burton Memorial
Charles A. Sink, President
Carillon Concert: Australian and
New Zealand carillon compositions
will be heard tonight, 7:15-8:00
when Professor Percival Price, Uni-
versity carillonneur, plays another in
his current series of recitals. Pro-
grams of the entire series are avail-
able in the office of the School of
The University of Michigan Sym-
phony Orchestra, Eric DeLamarter,
conductor, will appear in its first
concert of the season at 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 22, in Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre, in a program of
works of Mendelssohn, Schubert,
Tcherepnine, VanVactor and German.
David VanVactor will conduct his
"Concerto Grosso" and Hanns Pick,
cellist, will appear as soloist. The
nnuli isncrdiallyinvited.

ion. Prof. Worrell, (W8SKW) will
speak on "Amateur Radio Defense
Networks." All electrical engineers
are invited.
La Sociedad Hispajica will meet
tonight at 8:00 in the Michigan
League. All new members and those
who have recently made applications
for membership are especially urged
to come.
Sigma Rho Tau-Newcomers' Night:
Stump Speakers' Society of Sigma
Rho Tau will hold its annual New-
comers' Night for Freshmen and Up-
per-Class Engineers and Architects
tonight at 7:30 at the Michigan Un-
Slavic Society will meet tonight at
8:30 in the International Center.
Election of officers and plans for'
the ensuing semester will be dis-
cussed. Refreshments.
The Merit Committee willmeet to-
day at 4:30 p.m. at the League.
Inter-Guild Luncheon will be held
today at 12:15 p.m. in'the Fireplace
Room of Lane Hall. All members of
campus guilds are invited.
Seminar: Professor L. H. Laing of
the Political Science Department will
speak to the Seminar on "The Basis
of a Just and Durable Peace -on Brit-
ain's Post-War Empire," tonight at
7:30 at Lane Hall. The meeting will
adjourn in time for the Spalding con-
Ballet Club will hold an organiza-
tion meeting tonight at 7:00 in the
fencing room of Barbour Gymnasium.
Students interested in ballet are in-
.. The Hillel War Committee will meet
at 4:30 p.m. today at the Founda-
tion. All interested students are
urged to attend.
The Surgical Dressing Unit, spon-
sored by the Senior girls, will be open
this afternoon, 1:00-5:00, to all girls
interested in making surgical dress-
ings for the American Red Cross.
Nursery School Assistants, play-
ground assistants, Girl Reserve and
Girl Scout leaders are needed in Ann
Arbor. Anyone who has had experi-
ence and is interested, please report
to the Undergraduate Office in the
League today or Friday between 3:30
and 5:30 p.m.
Michigan Dames Click and Stitch
grnn will meet nnight at R-00 in


City Editor's

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Headline in yesterday's Daily: RUTHVENS
Someday, we hope, our 10,000 students are
going to take them up on that.
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