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Conference Will Study
Technology In Post ar
F i 'ED ENG EE with aneye to
the future will be offered an unusual oppor-
tunity to hear a discussion on the role of the
engineer in a highly industrialized post-war
world when Prof. Louis Corey of the social sci-
enee department at Antioch College leads a panel
disousslon on "How World-Wide Industrializa-
tion Will Affect Our Mode of Living" as part
of the two-day Post-War Conference Saturday
Trends well started before the beginning. of
the present war indicated that more and more
is the world turning to technology as a basis
for living, and there can be no doubt but that
the end of this war will see an even greater
advnce by science,
)N 7Y TOO OFTEN have engineers, been ac-
cused of paying too much attention to tech-
nical progress and too little to the effects of
such progress on social and economic conditions.-
An :uniderstanding of such relationships wil be-
come of even greater necessity when industrial-
ization is expanded after the war.
Prtfessor Corey's panel, with its presenta-
tion and discussion of some of these relation-
" ships, cannot be too highly recommended.
- Charles Thatcher
Alanpower Corps Isn't
Hibernating This Winter
ARV BORD4AN'S hustling Manpower Corps
deserves all they credit you can give them.
They've made their organization hum right -from
the beginning and their efficiency is so amazing
that sometimes you wonder how students can
get that way.
Right now they're beginning a new drive on
the home front after cleaning up the work on.
farms and outlying areas, With sugar beet pick-
ing, apple picling and all other similar chores'
over with' the first snows, the Manpower Corps
has turned its attention to the West Quad.
THE CORPS has established an information.
center in the West Quad to serve as a clearing
house between workers and the corps. Three West
Quad men answer all questions about the corps
and sign up men who want to work.
Borman's men have already completed a
survey of every eating place in town and plan
a campaign to keep them open by furnishing
help. The corps will also help out at the tele-
phone company. ,
What's more, twenty more tons of scrap
have been salvaged since the scrap drive was
terminated a few weeks ago,
WOR like this we like to see.
-Bob Mantho
Band's Hard Work Made"
Varsity Night A Success
CHEERS for Prof. William D. Revelli and the
University Bands for another Varsity Night.
Fast becoming one of the "looked forward to"
occasions on campus, the Tuesday night program
lived up to all expectations.
The Concert Band is one of the many campus
nreaniztLion of which stdents cn ha n no na

I'd Rather
,:LBe, Right_
NEW YORK-If you remember the day, little
more than a fortnight ago, when the Germans
marched into unoccupied trance, you will also
remember the curious excitement which shook
America at the (false)'news that Marshal Petain
had declared France to "free to resist."
Some Americans were so pathetically ready
to believe in the Marshal that they went soft
and silly.
The same softness, and the same silliness,
have been made manifest with the news of
the scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon.
We are told that this act of suicide to cheat
the executioner is a sign of rebirth. We are
invited to admire fascists because they will not
give everything, absolutely everything, to Hitler.
See, the man gives his coat, he gives his vest, but
he will not give his trousers! What a wonderful
fellow he is. What grandeur of spirit! What
nobility of soul! What rubbish!
AND how slow and cautious he is, to inake up
his mind. In the person of the Marshal, he
waits until the Nazis are in Vichy, before he
decides that he disapproves. (Then it turns out
his disapproal is purely formal.) In the case
of the French fleet, it waits until the German
tanks are actually in Toulon, and then, forsooth,
it sees the issue clear.
With what magnificence they turn on
Frenchmen 'the guns they nevei turned on
With what courage they sink the ships that
never fought for the liberation of France!
How brilliantly they commit suicide after
having wasted two years full of chances to
And yet one commentator tells us he has it on
inside information that Darlan is not so bad
because months ago he was really considering
working with us.
Another commentator tells us that after this
war we shall realize what a great man Petain
I would advise both commentators to save
their balanced judgments to cool their porridge.
This war has no use for half-values, for tiny
values, for grey values, for whimpering, whining
values, nor for minds that need two years and
a kick in the shins to make themselves up.
OF WHAT USE to us would be a Yugoslav guer-
rilla who would hold his head for two years,
wondering: "Shall I fight? Or shall I not fight?
Ah, life, life!"
This is no Chekhov war. Even if we grant
the possession of certain dim decencies to some
of these pro-fascist creatures, that is impor-
tant only to 'them, and.'their diaries, not to us'
as a nation at war. It is of no account to us
that some ofthese men may haye sat facing a
wall for two years, in blue moods, balancing
'vestigal loyalties against present dangers, and
trying to figure the best bargain,'as in a dis-
cussion of a dowry.
Some of them may really have worried! Well,
what a wonderful thing that is!
THIS is a serious war, and to ilions 'of people
it has not allowed the 'luxury of prolonged
meditation.. I will. give you one hairy peasant,
full of lice, who scorched his house without a
thought, as against all these perfumed ornaments
of French fascism, who, par example, passed

WASHINGTON-The Nation may face a
shortage of manpower, but here is some of the
Army and Navy wastage which, seems to indi-
cate that they have manpower to burn,
Guards are kept on duty, day and night, in
front of the dormitories in the Harvard Yard,
Cambridge, Mass., to protect the young men
now taking courses In naval science. These
guards are trained fighting men, equipped
with arms supposedly needed at the front.
The students inside the dormitories presum-
able are in no greater danger than their
predecessors during more than a century of
Harvard study.
Parking lots for officers around Army-Navy
buildings are guarded by young M.P. soldiers.
Non-military departments of the government
use older guards, veterans of the last war.
The fall planting of grass seed around Bolling
Field, Air Corps base for the capital, was done
by uniformed enlisted men, who thought, when
they joined the Air Corps, they might have some
connection with airplanes. They were disap-
pointed and disillusioned by this experience.
At the same air field, a trained pharmacist,
who has an advanced college degree in science,
is being employed as an ambulance driver. A
taxi driver could do the job Just as well.
Naval yeomen carrying radio messages from
one officer to another inside the Navy Depart-
ment must wait thirty minutes to an hour, or
even more, while each officer reads the message,
confers with his associates, and acts. The yeo-
man 'cannot come back later, he has to wait.
Able-bodied and intelligent, sometimes they are
able to deliver only three or four messages a day.
The former president of an ordnance plant,
now a private in the Army, is serving as care-
taker at an officers' club at an Air Corps base.
Many a handsome, uniformed Marine, who
has joined the Marines to fight the war, finds
himself stuck in the Navy Department building
running errands or standing guard in doorways.
Why interior guards of combat age are needed
remains a puzzle, because no one can enter the
building without a special pass. Civilian depart-
ments use old World War veterans as guards.
More Income Ceilngs
One of the toughest tax problems before Con-
gress is to decide whether or not there should
be a $25,000 ceiling on all unearned incomes.
Beginning Jan. 1, there is a ceiling on all sal-
aries above $25;000, but 'there is, no provision
permitting the President to limit .incomes from
investments. Thus the man who makes his liv-
ing throu4h a salary canmaeonly so. much.
But the man whose family acumulated a for-
tune, and who gets his money by clipping cou-
pons,can receive just as much as before.
Reason for this is the law passed by Con-
gress last summer, giving the President the
power to place a ceiling on salaries but not on
unearned incomes.
The law slipped through Congress partly by
accident anyway. If some of the Old Guard
senators had realized that the bill even went so
far as to limit salaries, they never would have
passed it. But when they asked Senator Pren-
tiss Brown of Michigan, in charge of the bill,
urhethr it. nrmitted the President to nlae a

(Editor's Note: Here is the third in-
stallment of Hoe Seltzer's yarns of his
experiences on a convoy this summer.
Seltzer is a former Daily sports night
I am very glad we have not been
held up.by. stop lights on our way up
from Texas because that night
between the hours of midnight and
four the man on watch sees the
horizon light up with a red glow
on three different occasions and
next morning we learn that Frit
has scuttled another trio of tank-
ers. One was loaded with high test
gas and they never even find out
where she sank because there is not
even enough of her left floating to
represent exhibit A. All they know
is that she made the biggest fire.
One of the others is still afloat and
pouring out billows of black smoke
as we ease past her around noon.
We're loaded furll, the deck is a
bare five feet above the waterline
but traveling with the current and
with the engines wide open we're
making about 16 knots. With no
layovers at night and by cutting a
few corners off the westbound route
we pull into a port, of call a full day
ahead of schedule with no excite-
ment other than that the second
mate °takes offense at something
the chief engineer says and hangs a
right hook on him after first
bouncing a water glass off. his fore-
head. I am particularly sai about
this incident because my job is
serving the officers' meals and we
are already low on that type of
water glass.
We stand by two days and
while marking time I am strong-
ly tempted to go in swimming.
The water down in the Carib-
bean is such that even a guy who
can't swim wants to dive off into
it. It's downright sirenic. Not: the
deep indigo blue of theocean but a
pastel shade of blue-green that
comes of the sun's reflection off the
white sandy bottom.
As I say I am almost lured into
taking a chance in spite of the tales
I hear about barracudas but the
sudden appearance of a sand' shark
slashing through the garbage just
dropped astern breaks the charm
and I stay on board. One of the
older seamen tells me the differ-
ence between sharks and barracu-
das. A shark will attack a man
only when it is hungry. So will a
barracuda. But a barracuda is al-
ways hungry.
On the trip up the Atlantic coast
we are again commodore ship. This
leg of the run is uncommonly dull
with not even any rough weather to
liven things up and the only anxi.-
ety at all is occasioned when we ap-
proach port on a foggy morning and
I happen up on the bridge in search
of a missing, coffee pot and I find
the captain, the commodore and the
first and second mates all engaged
in a searching scrutiny of the hori-
zon. I quip lightly -what'sthe mat-
ter gentlemen are we lost and can
immediately tell by the very dead
eye which all four turn on me that
we are. It seems there is a buoy
which marks the entrance to the
channel and it is this signpost
which the boys are trying to pick
up in their binoculars.
Two days later Atlantic City is
off the port bow and I commence
to get channel fever. Only half a
day from the end of the line. Once
again we are so well escorted it
takes almost all the fun out of the
ride and the navy blimps swing so
low over the ship that I can plainly
see the men in the glass-enclosed1
From time to time we pass little
sticks poking up out of the water
and upon inquiry I learn that they
are lobster pot markings. Later in
the day I join many of my ship-
mates on the port rail. They seem
to be looking at a couple of these
sticks. What's that, couple more
lobster pots, I ask the old bucko


THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 194
VOL. LI No. 51
All notices for the Daily Offical- 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 Faculty Col-
lege of Literature, Science, and the
Arts: The third regular meeting of
the Faculty of the College of Litera-
ture, Science, and the Arts for the
University year of 194243 will be
held in Room 1025 Angell Hall, Mon-
day, December 7 at 4:10 p.m. The re-
ports of the various coamittees have
been prepared in advance and are
included with this call to the meet-
ing. They should be retained in your
files as part of the minutes of the
December meeting. Since important
recommendations from the Executive
Committee will come up for consider-
ation, a large attendance is desired.
-Edward H. Kraus
Agenda: 1. Consideration of the
minutes of the meeting of November
22nd, 1942, pp. 894-899, which have
been distributed by campus mail.
2. Consideration of reports submit-
ted with the call to this meeting a.
Executive Committee-Professor P. S.1
Welch. b. Executive Board of thea
Graduate School-Professor V. W.
Crane. . University Council-Profes-
sor J. L. Brumm. d. Senate Advisory
Committee on University Affairs-
Professor A. F. Shull. e. Deans' Con-
ference-Dean E. H. Kraus
3. Consideration of recommenda-
tions from the Executive Committee
(pp. 901-902). a. January and Feb-
ruary meetings of the faculty. b. Rep-
etition of admission units. c. Fresh-
man elections, d. Degrees-Combined
Curriculum in Letters and Medicine.
e. Administrative Board. f. Credit for
military training on combined cur-
ricula. g. Credit for pre-meteorolog-
cal instruction. h. Credit for intensive
foreign language instruction.
4. New business.
5. Announcements. a. Special or-
der for the next meeting-General
procedure for the preparation of the
College budget.
Choral Union Members whose at-
tendance records are clear, will please
call for courtesy tickets for the Artur
Schnabel concert today between the
hours of 10 and 12, and 1 and 4. After
4 o'clock no tickets will be issued.
-Charles A. Sink, President
The Michigan Bell Telephone Com-
pany, petroit, is sending three repre-
sentatives Thursday and Friday, Dec.
10 and 11, to interview February wo-
men graduates. The jobs are open to
any women whose homes are in
Michigan, or any others interested in
working in the state of Michigan.
The openings will be in district of-
fices which are located in the main
cities. Interviews will be scheduled at
fifteen minute intervals.. Call Ext.
371, office hours 9-12 and 2-4.
-Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information
Women students wishing to donate
blood to the Red Cross for use by the
Armed Forces, are asked to present
themselves at the University Health
Service Laboratory during the follow-
ing hours for a blood recheck: today,
10-12 a.m. The following day they
may see one of the women physicians
at the Health Service for a report on
the above blood check.
-Margaret Bell, M.D.
Lecture in Surgery: Dr. Philip D.
Wilson, Clinical Professor of Ortho-
pedic Surgery at Columbia Univer-
sity, will lecture on the subject, "The

standing next to me. He looks me
over slowly and says helluva big
lobster pot sonny, that there's a
Gulf tanker sitting on the bottom
and those are her masts. Later in
the day we pass another tanker
rolled over on her side high and
dry on a reef. The men tell me all
this stuff happened last January
but that them days is gone forever.
I am so glad to hear that.
So we make New York and get
paid off and I like the ship so well
that I sign on for another trip.
This second run starts .out as a
pretty calm affair because depth
bombs are no longer a novelty and
the only thing that occasions any
anxiety is the fact that as we near
the Cape Hatteras region the moon
is in full phase and they are very
beautiful, the nights with the broad
beam of moonlight rippling on the
calm sea, except that it sets up each
and every ship like a lunch and
after all this is no honeymoon
cruise. But nothing happens and I


start to feel safe and snug aga)
until one evening -about eight p.zr
when I am jolted right square oU
of my bunk by a terrific detonatio
and I say Seltzer this is it and das]
up on deck lifebelt in hand.
My diagnosis turns out to b
wrong but not by much. A bare ha]
mile off the port bow a destroyer i
slashing through the deep tossin
depth bombs about in great quan
tity and with reckless abandor
This time the U.S. Navy is no
kidding around, they've got Fritz o
the hook and they're not lettin
him go. They don't. We do not se
any tell-tale oil slick because it I
too dark. It is shortly after this inci
dent we learn that the freighter
short half mile astern is loadei
to the well decks with dynamite ani
other explosive commodities and
am assured by the captain of th
gun crew that if she gets hit she']
take the whole convoy into the sk;
with her.
(To Be Continued)

will be given for seniors, juniors a
sophomores of the departments
chemistry, chemical engineer
pharmacy and biological chemist
on Friday, December 4; Tuesd
December 8, and Friday, Decem
11, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 165 Chemi
try Building."
Choral Union Concert: Art
Schnabel, Pianist, will give the fif
program in the Choral Union Cone
Series this evening at 8:30 in Hi
Auditorium. Tickets are on sale
the offices of the University Mus
cal Society in Burton Memorial To
er. The Hill Auditorium box offi
will be open at 7 o'clock in the ev
ning of the concert.
-Charles A. Sink, Preside
Events Today
Varsity Glee Club: Rehearsal wi
begin at 7:15. sharp tonight.
Graduate Coffee Hour, today, 4:3
5:30 p.m. Men's Lounge at Rackha
School. All students in Graduate an
Professional Schools are invited.
La Sociedad Hispanica will me
tonight at 8:00 in the Michiga
League. New members are invited.
La Sociedad Hispanica will have a
officers' meeting today at 4:00 pn
in room 302 Romance Language Bld
Mortarboard will meet promptly a
7:00 this evening in the Council Roo
at the League.
The Surgical Dressing Unit, spon
sored by the Senior Women, will b
open today, 1:00-5:00 p.m., in th
Game Room at the League. All wo
men interested in making surgics
dressings for the American Red CroE
are urged to come.
The 'Merit Committee will meet a
4:30 p.m. today at the League.
Ballet club will meet this evenin
at 7:30 in Barbour Gym.
The Skit and Song Committee c
J.G.P. will meet in the League toda
at 5:00 p.m. Any women in the Uni
versity interested in appearing i
these skits or working on any phase C
the production end of them are in
Guide Service Committee will me
today at 5:00 p.m. in the League.
The Girls' Swimming Club wi
meet tonight at 8:00 in the Unio
Michigan Dames: Child stud
group will meet at the home of Mr
'Samuel Dana, 2031 Hill Street, t.
night at 8:-15.
The Freshman Discussion Grou
will meet in the Fireplace Room a
Lane Hall, tonight at 7:30.
Coming Events
WAA Leadership Course: The sec
ond meeting of this course for how
athletic managers and all others r
terested will be held Friday at 4:(
p.m. in Barbour Gymnasium. We
shorts or slacks and tennis shoes, an
bring paper and pencil. Subjec1
"Leadership, What Is It, and Ho
Can It Be Developed and Applied."
new set of exercises will also be give]
Theatre-Arts Ushers: Sign up no
to usher for "Guerrilla Brigade," Fr
day, Saturday and Sunday evening
The fall initiation and dinner
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society will I

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This controversy about the Navy
chaplain of "pass' the ammunition"
fame and international law reminds
.us of a. little bit from 'Mr. Dooley,
popular during the last war:
"Well," said Mr. Dooley, 'I din-
,naw jus' .what to. think iv it. Me
own idee is that the war is not a
matther iv prayers so much as a
matther ipunchin!.,Tis like what
Father Kelly said, 'Hogan,' he says,
'I will go into battle with a prayer
book in wan hand and a soord in
the other,' he says, 'and if thewur-
ruk calls f'r two hands,-tis not the
soord 4I'1l dhrop,' he says.
'Don't ye believe in prayer?' says
I do,' says the good, man; 'but a



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