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T he CamPus WW iss
A istinzguishd Friend
. the death of Professor-Emeritus Moritz Levi
of the French departmen the University has
lostinot. only-a profound scholar in his own field,
but also a manintensely interested in the social
and political problems of his time.
Never content to live an "iory-tQWer" life
confined to work in his. particular field alone,
Prof. Levi read incessantly on world affairs and
kept in close touch with governmental, problems.
He was an ardent humanitarian, heartily sup-
porting the social philosophy 'of: the New Deal.
His broad scope of interests made him both
an inspiring teacher and a great personality.
The Daily feels that, it too. has lost a. valued
friend,, for Prof. Levi often expressed to us his
constructive opinion of the paper.
- Irvl-g Jafe-
WAR SH1,00 *a
Save Universities From
Complete Meclawon
OPE that universities mightremain free from
military domination during the war, and ay
reasons for fighting for such a freedom d sap-
peared when the 18-19 draft bill was passed and
the Army made plans to send its soldiers, to
Before passage of the new draft bill, there
was a serious and well-founded objection to.mili-
tary occupation of educational institutions on
the grounds that such a program would inter-
fere with the preparation of a, highly trained
and educated corps of- men for post-war service.
Military domination would interfere with the
freedom of universities to teach the social. sci-
ences and the arts, would result in a sharp cur-
tailment in the cultural program.
But the present draft prgrimA wil call. into
the armed services just about all the mein who
could have been edueate to wrj in the pst-
war world, and universities will either have to
close their doors or stagger along with, just
about no men. students. In either ce, plans
to develop a, corps of skilled puplic servants
have to be drastically revised now.
The problem is still the immediate provsion
of technically skilled men for military service
and the development of men trained in the so-
cial sciences and the arts for world, reconstrue-
tion, but- the answer must be framed with the
realization that all men are going into the- fight-
ing forces.
Thehope now' is that the Army-will not turn
universities into huge technical schools and en-
tirely cut out the social and cultural courses, that
women and draft exempt men can further their
intellectual growth at educational institutions.
And the Army intention to show no favor-
itism to "youths who can pay their own. way"
indicates not only a chance for the permanent
institution of a new concept of education, but
points the way to a great good which can be
accomplished immediately.
Sending soldiers to universities for technical
training provides them with a skill which they
might never have gained, but more important,
the Army can include in its program training in
the social sciences. Experts in economics or
political science of course cannot .be turned out
in a short-period program, but there can be a
rtiass education in what makes this country
work, and how it should work, that will help.

Students May Protest
Poll Taxers' Filibuster
TE National Negro Youth Congress in Detroit
is sending a. delegation to Washington Sun-
day night to protest the anti-poll tax filibusters.
By means of this filibuster, eight Southern
Senators are preventing an expression of the
will of the majority. They are attempting to
preserve an expression of racialism that is
destroying the desperately needed unity of a
warring nation. They are bringing into the
issue all the sectionalism and "partyism" that
we have sought so long to eliminate. They are
hurting. the war effort.
The Negro Youth Congress has invited two
members of the University Inter-Racial Associa-
tion to be part of the delegation. This group,
along with many others from all over the coun-
try, including delegations from New York and
Detroit CIO locals, will register an expression of
public opinion that cannot be ignored.
HE Inter-Racial Association would like to
send one white and one Negro member to
Washington. But the trip will cost, for the two,
$60; The association cannot finance the project
by itself.
It is appealing, therefore, to all persons who
are interested in the cause of freedom for mi-
norities, in the cause of freedom for the
world, and in the immediate cause of winning
the war, to contribute.
Your contributions, however small, will, help.
They may be given to Gaye Locke, Treasurer of
the Association, at Katherine Pickerell House,
or to Mrs. Mosher at The Daily office.
I - Netta Siegel
(41n ted
Manpower Boss Mary Borman has been show-
ing off a letter he received a couple of weeks
ago from Theta Xi fraternity-and it impressed
us so much we're passing it on to you:
"Theta Xi would like to go on record as of-
fering our services every Tuesday afternoon
until God knows when to pick up scrap. We
will make arrangements for trucks with Mr.
Pardon. Right now we have a line on a 9-ton
refrigeration plant, but we'll have to get an
acetylene torch somewhere. We can furnish
up. to twenty fellows every Tuesday afternoon."
This is the same fraternity that went out and
collected scrap after it knew a technicality had
put it out of the running in the scrap contest.
If the campus war effort isn't a success, it won't
be because of President Dick Eyster and the other
boys from Theta Xi.
We. were thumbing through some back issues
of the Michigan State News the other day and
came across the following:
"Dean Conrad went on record as saying that
the U. of M. etiquette is 'old-fashioned' and
M.S.C. women were urged to 'Be friendly and
smile at the service men' at a recent U.S.O.
meeting. A new era is thus initiated."
Them's fightin' words, mister-wait till John
l4unter and the Union hear about this.
We. dOn't know just how far this "be friend-

ju AX E
T WAS only the other day when I suddenly
experienced a feeling of Weltschmertz and
turned for a lush escape to the breezy columns
of the New York Times. What I saw was an
advertising-eater's dream of opium. For there
in the dulcet tones of modern full-page copy,
the American Weekly came out in favor of
'Twas a simple thesis, and one which could
not but affect the future of our country-indeed,
I turned to my landlady as I read and remarked,
"This cannot but change the future of our coun-
try." The old dear replied with a vicious smile,
"Enough of your lip, macushla, and if you're
still behind at the end of the week, it is briig."
The ad was a brisk adaptation of Platonic
logic; Jefferson was a scholar, Hamilton was a
scholar, everybody in the constitutional con-
vention was a scholar, never in the history of
man has a group of people been so well read-
therefore read the American Weekly.
CAN HEAR old Tom Jefferson sittirg in the
first rocking chair, concluding a sermon to
a shoal of admiring laissez-faire friends, "By
the way, fellows, reading maketh a full man, and
I do mean the latest issue of the American
Weekly in which it is revealed that Gilda Gray
was not really the inventor of the shimmy, and
that it was Sir Francis Bacon. You gentlemen
are to realize that this is a development which
is fraught with significance for American schol-
Or old James Madison sitting before the comfy
fireplace at home with his wife Dasveedanya.
His wife is knitting a comforter, and reading a
copy of John Stuart Mill's Essay on Liberty.
James is avidly devouring a copy of the Ameri-
can Weekly, which sticks in his teeth at odd
Dasveedanya: "James. Madison, will you put
down that paper? You never care at all about
politics-I think it's a shame, when you could
read a good book like this."
James: "Yes Dear.'.'
He puts down the paper and watches his wife
at her work, then cautiously picks up the Ameri-
can, Weekly, mumbling under his breath, "I must
be well-read, I must be." Suddenly his eyes gog-
gle, "Goodness woman, will you just look at this
girl who got married? Whew!! Some fellow
named Tommy Manville got her. Second wife
they say." Mrs. Madison responds with a quota-
tion on the equality of the sexes from Plato.
OR MR. MONROE, a scholar of first rank, is
lying in bed ill, and has had to call the doc-
tor in (the first Monroe Doctorin). He lies in
bed reading the American Weekly, and moans
and moans and moans. The doctor speaks, "Mr.
Monroe, I hesitate to advise you upon your intel-
lectual nourishment but I must advise against
the American Weekly. It can be fatal to a sick
man, for its policy is to give until it Hearst's."
Personally I am a constant reader of the
American Weekly, and did you see the picture
a couple of weeks ago of the babe who got
married. To a guy named Manville. . His
seventy-fifth wife.
Students Favor War Weddings
The question, "Should a boy and girl who are
in love marry before he leaves for service," has
come in for a lot of discussion cn the TCU cam-
pus in recent' weeks.
A discussion group recently spent a whole
evening or the question and discovered, by tak-
ingr n. nt hafre d ra ftr the moftia that

WASHINGTON- An hour or two
before Wendell Willkie was scheduled
to deliver his speech before the New
York Herald Tribune forum proclaim-'
ing that a "war without a purpose is
a war without viotory," he turned off
the telephone and lay down for a
catnap. His radio broadcast was to
be at 10:30 p.m.
At 9:45 p.m. he got up and turned
the phone on again. Immediately it
rang and the operator said, "This is
the White House calling." She had
been trying to get him for some time.
Secretary of War Stimson then
came on the phone. Willkie and Stim-
son have known each other in New
York Republican politics and known
each other well. Mr. Stimson, how-
ever, was stiff and formal. He said:
"This is the Secretary of War
speaking. I understand you are going
to make an address tonight. It is my
duty to tell you that if you make that
address you will seriously interfere
with the operation of the armed forces
of the United States in North Africa,
and endanger the lives of thousands
of American soldiers."
"Have you read the speech?"
asked Wilitie.
"No," repiied Stimson, "but I
have had it called to my attention."
Willkie then read him the para-
graph of his speech which referred to
North Africa and criticized Admiral
Darlan, as follows: "Shall we in
America be quiet, for instance, when
our leaders, after promising freedom
to the French people, put into control
over them.'rthe very man who has
helpedito enslave them? Shall we be
quiet when we see our Government's
long appeasement of Vichy find its
logical conclusion in our collaboration
with Darlan, Hitler's tool? Such col-
laboration outrages the spirit of free
people everywhere, whatever military
expediency dictated it. We hope that
the occasion for such expediency will
shortly pass."~
Stimson then read Willkie part of
a telegram sent to the War Depart-
ment regarding the military situation
in North Africa, and reiterated his
insistence that delivery of the above
portion of his speech would "do a
grave injustice to your country."
The Revamped RelIase
Under the circumstances, Willkie
bowed to the Secretary of War, went
immediately to the Herald Tribune
forum,' called in the press, 'nd. re-
vamped the releaseswhich had been
given out some hours earlier to all
newspapers. There he found that the
United States Government had taken
the very unusual step of instructing
thie newspapers to hold up his speech.
Later Willkie also learned that
cabling his speech abroad had also
been delayed. The delay of an hour
and a half was due to cutting from
the speech the paragraph that Will-
kie had eliminated at Stimson's re-
(Copyright, 1942, United Features Synd.)
Play Production's semesterly ex-
perimental presentation of four one-
act plays, given at Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre last Wednesday night, man-
aged to put on the boards. certainly
the best and funniest one-ater we
have ever seen, if not one of the bet-

ter campus dramatic jobs in some
Chekov's Anniversary had more
fast - moving action, more siren
shrieks, more bourgeois comedy lines,
and more general bustling around
than an indoor baseball game at an
Elks' picnic, and the whole thing was.
handled with enough balance of re-
straint and hilarity to make it a com-
pletely funny entity.
Hal Cooper's interpretation of the
middle-class Russian banker fought.
it out for four stars with Blanche
Holpar's I.Q.-of-56 peasant woman.
Cooper is probably outstanding in
his capacity of having less Golden
Bantam in his acting than any of
the present Play Production crop, and
his underplaying of his role was noth-
ing less than a refreshing experience.
Buzz Stuch was excellent and prop-
erly grumpy as the harried book-
keeper, and Dotty Wineland did a
fairly competent job, although one
lacking in variety, as the banker's
wife. Strowan Robertson's direction
of the play was admirable.
Janet Stickney, in the role of Cleo-
patra, in the last scene of Shake-
speare's play, was helped by great
sincerity and a lovely voice and hin-
dered by her youth and a tendency to
look wistful and childishly frightened,
rather than queenly, as we would
have preferred her.
We have never particularly like
Overtones, the orphan of the evening,
and its rendition Wednesday did
nothing to make us change our opin-
ion. Dorothy Chamberlain struggled
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NEW YORK-And, after all, what
are we going to do with fascists? The
point is a nice one. We can hardly
wait until we get our hands on them,
but what do we do then?
We have temporarily made Darlan
High Commissioner for North Africa,
to save American lives in battle. That
is a special situation, and gives us no
clue as to what to do with fascists.
We can't make theme all'High Com-
missioners. What do we do with these
The thing will come up the day
the current temporary situation in,
North Africa ends. On that bright
morning, do we take Darlan from
the High Commissioner's office to
jail? Or do we turn him loose as a
private citizen, and say, out the
door, Admiral, you have all of
North Africa to make your living
Shall we give each leading fascist
$10 and a suit of clothes, and set
him free to roam the country we
have saved from him?
T HAT would solve it, in a way, be-
cause most of them would be dead,
by nightfall. To leave the fascists
alone, in each liberated country, is
probably an automatic sentence of
death. The worst punishment that
could be meted out to Laval, after the
war, would be to condemn him to walk
down a street in Paris.
But these types know that, and
they will come flying to us, from
many quarters, before the war ends.
L. Flandin and M. Pucheu have
already checkeed in. There must be
a number of others wondering whe-
ther you can't do business with
democracy. If the flood keeps up,
we shallDave to list them under a
standing head: "Arrivals" What do,
we do with them? You can'tleave
-them hanging, around.headquarters.
And if you, let them wander, they
will start dirty games against us.
They are fighting, of, course., for
legitimatization. Their first task is to
win recognition as members of the
world community, not an exclusive
club, but' you can lose your member-
ship. When one of them has his hand
shaken he has won a victory; if "Good
morning!" is spoken to him he has'

made progress; if a bed is found for
him he is well on his road back.
A.ND A continent watching, won-
dering, a continent under instruc-
tions from us, via radio speeches, to
kill fascists. We know precisely what
the people of Europe ought to do with
them. But we do not have the faintest
idea, yet, what we ought to do with
It is no good to rail at President
Roosevelt, either, and say that he
ought to have a policy about hand-
ling these twice-traitors. The problem
is new, and there has been no com-
munity agreement on the point. Giv-
ing chicken dinners to one of them
in England hasn't solved it, and mak-
ing another High Commissioner in
Africa hasn't solved it, and we are
still at the beginning.
We've talked about setting up a
commission to try fascists, after the
war, but our idea is to try them for
derivative, or secondary crimes, not
for the big crime of fascism. If X.
Laval has never committed a mur-
der, he would get off, though he
helped kill a country.
Anyhow, the international commis-
sion method didn't work last time, so
why go back to a failure? When the
Nazis took Paris, one of their first
ceremonies was a large banquet at-
tended by older German officers, all
of whom had been "marked for pun-
ishment" by France at the end of the
last war.
AT THIS point a light seems to
break, and you wonder whether
it is a problem of method,dafter all.
if it is so hard for us to do,, maybe
the truth is that wescan't do it at
all. It is too easy to be soft with some-
body else's fascist.
And you're forced to turn again to
the people, and. say that each liberated,
country must be allowed to rout out
its" own fascists. The moral strength
that will free Europe- from within will
render fascism harmless, and our
moral fortitude will lie in not inter-
fering. When you do interfere, you
almost always have to interfere too
much; you are practically compelled
to make your fascist a High Commis-
sioner or see him become a corpse.
(Copyright, 1942, N.Y. Post Syndicate)


I'd Rather Be Right






SATURDAY, NOV. 21, 1942
VOL. LIII No. 42
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.
By recent action of the Board of
Regents, the following regulation is
now in force: "That as a condition
to continued attendance at the Uni-
versity the course, PEM 31, be re-
quired of all male students who, at
the beginning of a particular term,
are regularly enrolled in the Uni-
versity." , This regulation applies to
all students who have not been ex-
Even though each male student
registered in the University has seen
a copy of the regulation, not all have
complied. Some students have dis-
regarded it. Those students who are
delinquent must confer immediately
with Mr. Kenneth Doherty (Room 5,
Waterman Gymnasium), and make
arrangements regarding their make-
up. work. Otherwise action must be
taken by the Dean's Office of the
College in which they are registered.
Alexander G. Ruthven
Christmas recess: By action of the
Regents the announced time of the
Christmas recess has been changed
to the following: Christmas recess.
begins Friday evening, December 18;
classes resume after recess on
Wednesday morning, December 30.
Classes will be held on January 1.
The above changes are occasioned by
transportation conditions during the
holiday season.
Naval Reserve Class V-1: Students
enlisted in Class V-1 are reminded
that they are required by the Navy
to take P.E.M. 31 or its equivalent
and that they may not be excused
except by a duly authorized repre-
sentative of the Navy Department.
Any V-1 man who is reported as de-
linquent by the Department of Phys-
ical Education will be called upon to
show cause why his name should not
be reported to the Navy Department
with the recommendation that he be
called to active duty as apprentice
B. D. Thuma,
Armed Forces Representative
Michigan Dailies Wanted for Mich-
igan Students in the Services: Mrs.
Ruth B. Buchanan, Museums Library,
is making weekly mailings of the
Michigan Daily to- former students-

ing positions which will be open in
the public school system of Cincin-
nati, Ohio. Anyone interested in
teaching in Cincinnati may- obtain
complete information and application
forms from the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, 201 Mason Hall, office hours
9-12 and 2-4.
Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information
Laboratory Technician's Applica-
tions for W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Fellowships in laboratory training to
cover the training period beginning
July, 1943, are to be made blfore
February 1, 1943 on blanks which
may be secured at the office, of the
Departmentuofd Zoology, 3089 N. -S~,
where additional information regard-
ing these fellowships can be secured.
University Lecture: Dr. Alexander
D. Lindsay, Master of Balliol Col-
lege, Oxford University, will lecture
on the subject, "Universities and
Modern Democracy," under the aus-
pices of the Departments of Philos-
ophy, History, and Political Science,
at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24, in
the Rackham Amphitheatre. The
public is invited.
Academic Notices
Bacteriology IIIA (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 a# the Treasurer's Office.
Sociology 73 will meet as usual at
9:00 a.m. today.
German 159 will meet Tuesday,
November 24, at 5 o'clock in room 408
Library. - H. W. Nordmeyer
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
The first concert of the season by
the University of Michigan Symphony
Orchestra, under the direction of'
Eric DeLamarter, Conductor, will be
given at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, November
22, in 'the Lydia Mendelssohn Thea-
tre. David VanVactor will: conduct
the orchestra in the presentation of
his "Concerto Grosso," and Hanns



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