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University Students Now
Inow Where They Stand
YESTERDAY'S Daily extra carried the final
chapter in a book of confusion and anxiety.
Now the men in college know what will happen
to them in a military way. The plan is complete
and comprehensive; it is a clear program of hard
training for important jobs.
There were little leaks in the announcement
of the plan which may have caused unnecessary
worries, but now the problem is solved.
President Ruthven clearly indicated the path
ahead yesterday when he said that the best
qualified men would get the best positions.
AND his advice to students, "continue . .
studies to the best of your ability," is the only
way left open to serious individuals.
- Leon Gordenker
Historic 77th Congress
Will Not Be The Worst
THE 77th Congress has adjourned.
It will long be remembered by historians and
statisticians. It will long be remembered by the
administration whose task was often made un-
needfully difficult by it. It will soon be forgot-
ten by the people.
Because it lasted 711 days, voted declarations
of war for the first time since 1917, and passed
about ,$2,000,000,000 in war appropriations our
keeps of books and records will remember it.
Administration leaders will not forget how it
blocked the bill to abolish the poll tax in the
south, how it held up vital anti-inflationary
)measures, how close it came to turning down our
Zelective Service laws and no intelligent person
can forget how the Senate allowed a filibuster to
)block democracy in action and slow down war
By remembering the men prominent in the
77th Congress they will be able to recall all the
blunders it has made. They will remember the
names of Hiamilton Fish, John Rankin, Clare
Hoffman, of Gerald Nye and Robert Taft.
But despite such leadership, the longest Con-
gress in history was not a complete failure. We
could not call it such because we are so very
much afraid that we must reserve such unquali-
fied terms for the 78th Congress. And then also
to its credit was the enactment of the Lend-
Lease program and the prompt provision of all
emergency asked of it.
It is already possible to see the shaping of a
Southern Democratic - Republican coalition
that has as its goals the repeal of the 40 hour
week wage standard, the defeat of any move
to extend the $25,000 net income limitation of
incomes from investments and also, among
other things, it may be able to force the admin-
istration to relax corporation and profit taxes.
When we come to a point like this, we would
like to be able to suggest a remedy. We would
like to say "go out and defeat these men at the
polls." But we have just chosen to play an impor-
tant role in guiding our efforts for the next two
We have asked for it but we can't afford to let
ourselves get it. - Jim Wienner

6An AXE to
THIS is the last column I am going to write
personally for a long time. It seems that
things of a strange and curious nature have
caught up with me, things like school-work, and
mostly PEM-so no more columns for some time
to come. But I do promise to write a column on
the last day before I graduate, and advise you
all to await it eagerly-it will contain much of
interest to all of you.
In the meantime I shall have this space on
The Michigan Daily editorial page filled per
contract-there will be selected poems, storics,
andguest columns, all of them I hope readable.
Then my official au revoir for the nonce.
The news yesterday was not a shock, because
everybody knew it was coming. Neither was it
particularly good news, looking at it from the
viewpoint of a college student. Everybody I know
up here has been screaming for total war for
several years now, some of them even before Pearl
Harbor. But you can scream for total war for
years, and still be sort of set back for a few min-
utes of sober thought when it comes. I get in a.
peculiar spot, which even intensifies the normal
reactions. Subject to the draft, I am not eligible
for officer training. So all I know is that I will
be in the Army for the duration.
NOW of course I want very much that America
should win this war-that's what I feel in a
sort of extra-ego way. But when I start to think
that I, personally, am going to be stuck in an
Army camp in the United States for the dura
tion, that I am not going to get any excitement,
no Dick Powell songs about me, I will be behind
a typewriter for a long time.
I'm not particularly a snob, but everyone
I've talked to says that most of the people in
the Army are nice but not particularly good
companions, and they all say that it is not a
soft life and not a pleasant one. And I've been
here for four years now, and had a helluva.
wonderful time.
THESE are just random thoughts which hit me
every time I think about the Army. Maybe
they are just stupidities, like saying you don't
like to take bluebooks because you have to study
for them. But, anyway, all I can do now is to look
forward to the Army with a sort of feeling that
it's my duty, and something I have to do. And
that's the same way I feel about eating spinach.
Please read my column on the sports page to-
day. So long for awhile.
vide for the establishment of a Pharmacy Corps
in the United States Army.
The enactment of such legislation would co-
ordinate under one organization the various
pharmaceutical services rendered in the Army
by providing a Corps made up of well trained
and experienced pharmacists.
As yet, all legislation pertaining to this bill
has been shelved, although numerous petitions in
its favor have been sent to Washington by phar-
macists all over the country. Here at the Uni-
versity a petition advocating the Bill was circu-
lated and signed by almost all of the students and
faculty of the College of Pharmacy.
T THE present time the Army permits drugs
and medicines to be compounded by enlisted
in on enm a sse mani givn a "90 day

DREW tr, .
WASHINGTON-High naval officials, follow-
ing the "third round" of the Solomons battle,
make this appraisal of present relative strength
of Japanese and U.S. forces:
The naval battles of summer and fall have
resulted in such heavy losses on both sides that
the long-range effect is a war of attrition in
which the winner eventually is the one who
has something left after the heavy sinkings.
This should make the United States definitely
superior, if only because of her superior produc-
tion facilities. Even supposing every unit of the
U.S. fleet, as December 7, 1941, were sunk, to-
gether with every unit of the Japanese fleet,
the odds would be in our favor. This is because
our production ratio ranges between 6-1 and 10-1.
In other words, even those U.S. naval units
which are being produced most slowly are being
produced six times as fast as similar units of
the Japanese, and those being produced most
rapidly are being produced 10 times as fast as
the Japanese. In fact, new U.S. naval vessels
are being completed as rapidly as the Navy has
personnel to man them.
Today the U.S. Navy has accurate informa-
tion about Japanese production facilities. This
is because Japan relied largely on American
engineers and industrial consultants, and these
American experts have now been summoned to
Washington. where they serve as advisers to
the military high command.
This war of attrition, together*with the fact
that our major effort is concentrated in Europe,
means that the victory may not come in the Pa-
cific for some time. In fact, some naval experts
think it may be. decided more by U.S. ships not
yet commissioned than by those now serving in
the Pacific.
Democracy In U.S. Army
In the spruce wilderness of the Yukon Terri-
tory, distinguished guests witnessing the openin'
of the Alaskan highway were bedded down in a
long, dormitory-like barracks. Outside, the
temperature was well below zero. Inside, a Negro
private had been assigned to keep the fire going
all night.
Brig.-Gen. James A. O'Connor, commanding
the Northwest Service Command, which con-
structed the highway, had rolled up in his sleep-
ing bag when the Negro came into the barracks,
a souvenir program of the ceremonies sticking
out of his back pocket.
For several moments he eyed the general's
quiet form, then he walked over and gently shook
the sleeping bag. "General, suh," he said, "will
you put yuh name on my program for me?"
Gen. O'Connor pushed back the flap of the
sleeping bag, blinked his eyes. "What'd you
say, young man?"
The soldier repeated his request.
"Sure I will," said the general.
Jl'ying Politics
Vice President Wallace, who doesn't get mad
easily, was so irked at the under-cover Iowa
politics played by the War Production Board
and the Office of Price Administration appointees
and unnecessary red tape are results of such a
All of these functions should be coordinated in
a Pharmacy Corps with the same standing and

NEW YORK-At any time within
the past six months, there were
perhaps 100,000 refugees, Jewish
and other, whom we could have
reached. " Did not the 30-some
United Nations underestimate their
power to take care of these wards
of the war? Was it really true that
30 nations could not take care of
some 3,000 unfortunate apiece, and
at once.
Was not this a grotesque under-
estimation? And can good, gray
men who habitually underestimate
build the brave new world?
Do we not underestimate our own
power today, when we address
Franco . in precisely the same
wheedling accents of three years
ago, before we had a decent tank
to our names?
part of our pattern. We have
overestimated our dangers, but un-
derestimated our powers. We over-
estimated Mussolini for years, and
underestimated our ability to deal
with him. We overestimated Hit-
ler's air force, and we underesti-
mated Russia. We overestimated
the importance of Petain, and we
underestimated the role of the
French people.
It seems to me that we are still,'
to a certain degree, underestimat-
ing, that our feet are still in the
A country which produces only'
$100,000,000 of machine tools a
year (as we did, three years ago)
may find it advisable to butter up1
the King of Italy, to refrain from
mentioning him in its propaganda,
to hope he will come over to our'
side, carrying his miserable, un-
heroic past and the scorn of the
Italian people with him.'
But a country which produces
$2,000,000,000 of machine tools a
year, as we are now doing, ought to
be able to speak with twenty times
the voice of three years ago. We
don'tvdo it. We resolutely under-
estimate our new power. We do not
try to seduce Mussolini any more
(that would be a little difficult,t
after he declared war on us) but
we keep our faces closed on the
subject of almost every other im-
portant fascist in Italy, including
the preposterous King.
OUR "line," therefore, has not en-
larged with our military en-
largement; it has, in fact, hardly
changed at all; we have thrown one
fascist beyond the pale, but have
not changed our somewhat hat-in-
handish approach to other fascists
and their supporters. .
Isn't there a chance that we are
underestimating the appeal of re-
publican institutions to the Italian
people? Aren't we too shy about1
trotting out the best we have to
The thing that kept Hitler going
so many years was that he never
underestimated his position. When
the British thought his position was
only good enough to entitle him to
a naval treaty, he showed that it
was good enough to get him Austria
and Czechoslovakia.
In a time of crisis, which is a
matching of total strength against
total strength, underestimation
makes us meet the full blow with
the half blow.
WE already outproduce the entire
Axis in munitions, and by this
time next year we shall outproduce
the whole world. Will our tune
change with the magnification of1
our arms? How much munitions
do we need before we begin to say
to ourselves, for instance: The1
two important factors in the Ital-
ian situation are not the wretched
that he wrote letters about it to Don-
ald Nelson and Leon Henderson.

In Iowa, Henderson and Nelson
magnanimously accorded Gover-
nor George Wilson the appointment
of OPA and WPB local officials.
Later, Republican Wilson turned
round and ran for the Senate
against the Democratic incumbent,
Clyde Herring. .
During the campaign, OPA and
WPB officials were reported working
under cover against Herring and for
Governor Wilson, the man who ap-
nointed them. Price Administration
officials. for instance, were reported
giving the wink to people who were
protesting against gasoline rationing,
and saying that the thing to do was
clean house in Washington.
Henry Wallace, hearing these re-
ports, passed them on in no un-
certain terms to Nelson and Hen-
Note: One reason why Henderson's
name is mud on Capitol Hill is the
fact that he permitted Republican
governors to appoint OPA officials
who did mix in politics. If they had
kept out, the kicks would not have
reached the present stage where

King, and our ability to hypnotize
him, but the democratic instincts
of the Italian people, and our abil-
ity to help them?"
I know it is considered a great
fault in a statesman to overesti-
m-ate. Yes, it is a fault. The pillars
of society are the good, gray men
who never overestimate, and the
quickest way to rise in the world is
still to establish a reputation for
saying "No!" at conferences.
But the function of-the man who
says no is rather limited at a time
when history is saying yes.
(Copyright, 1942, N.Y. Post Syndicate)
FRIDAY, DEC. 18, 1942
VOL. LIH No. 64
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.
Meteorology Training. Although
applications for the various meteor-
ology programs may be made directly
to the University Meteorological Com-
mittee, University of Chicago, it is
also possible to apply through this
University. The latter plan has the
advantages that worthy students may
have the recommendation of this Uni-
versity and that probably the process-
ing of applications will be thereby ac-
celerated. Students should obtain ap-
plication blanks before Christmas va-
cation so that they may obtain par-
ents' consent while they are at home.
Details as to procedure may be
learned at 1009 Angell Hall.
-B. D. Thuma
University offices and libraries will
be closed at Thursday noon, Decem-
ber 24, for the remainder of the
week. Offices and libraries will be
open and classes' will be conducted
on New Year's Day, January 1.
The University has recently been1
authorized to issue U.S. War Bonds
Series "E". Bonds may now be pur-
chased at the Cashier's Office. Under
ordinary circumstances, immediate
delivery of the bonds can be made.
-University Committee on Sale
of War Bonds and Stamps
Library Hours for the Christmas
Vacation Period:r
The General Library and all De-1
partmental Libraries will be closed
from noon of Thursday, December
24, to Monday morning, December
28. On all other days of the vaca-
tion period the General Library hoursE
will be 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The
Departmental Libraries will be open]
froni 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and
from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., with the ex-
ception of Saturday, December 19,
when they will close at noon. There
will be no Sunday Service on De-
cember 20 or December 27.
If you wish to finance the purchase
of a home, or if you have purchased
improved property on a land contract
and owe a balance of approximately
60 per cent of the value of the prop-
erty, the Investment Office, 100
South Wing of University Hall, would
be glad to discuss financing through
the medium of a first mortgage. Such
financing may effect a substantial
saving in interest.
City Telephone Directory: Will all
those offices which need an Ann
Arbor City Telephone Directory
please notify Mrs. Mildred Burns in
the Business Office. .
-Herbert G. Watkins
Assistant Secretary
Mail is being held at the Business
Office of the University for the fol-

lowing people: Abbitt, Mr. and Mrs.
Henry; Bentley, Betty; Bowie, Hya-
cinth; Colby, Lyn,; Denny, Bill; Ges-
To Obie Bartlett, a Negro soldier
who lost his left arm at Pearl Harbor
and is now working as a welder on
the swing shift at the California
SShipbuilding Corporation's Los An-
geles plant.
Obie, who was with the 47th Quar-
termaster Corps on Oahu, is entitled
to a pension on which he could live
comfortably. But he isn't the kind to
take his ease when manpower is at
a premium. He took a course in
welding, and is now helping to build
ships for Uncle Sam. Not-only has
Obie triumphed over a handicap, but
his country is profiting thereby.
I kinda feel like my 'stinger'
(welding tool) is more powerful than
the rifle I left behind me," says Obie.
- Christian Science Monitor
Touching Exchange
. That was a touching exchange be-
tween those old friends, Adolf Hitler

ner, Dr. Marjorie; Henry, Donald L.;
Hess, Lawrence; Labadie, Eugene;
Mann, Dr. and Mrs. Nathan;- MeKoo,
Ruth; Mecusker, Edna; Moyer, PFC
Harvey D.; Negethon, -Pvt. Leo C.;
Perkins, Mrs. E. A.; Smith, Dr. Hewitt
M.; Stephan, Professor and Mrs. Fred
F. .
Since Friday, January first, is a day
on which classes are in session, the
students are asked not to request late
permissions and overnight permis-
sions for Thursday, December 31.
-&Alice C. Lloyd, Dean of Women
Choral Union Members will please
return their copies of Messiah at this
time, and receive in return copies
of Verdi's Requiem, at the oflces of
the University Musical Society, in
Burton Memorial Tower.
--Charles A. Sink, President
University Automobile Regulation:
The -automobile ruling will be. lifted
from Friday noon, December 18, to
8:00 A.M. on Wednesday, December
Dean of Students
All women students are reminded
that they must register any change
of residence for the second term in
the Office of the Dean of Women by
noon of January 2. They must also
inform their househead of their in-
tention by that date.
Seniors, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts, School of Educa-
tion, School of Music, School df'Pnb-
lie Health: Tentative lists of seniors
including tentative candidates ',for
the Certificate in Public Health Nur-
sing have been posted on the bulletin
board in Room :4, University Hall.
If your name does. not appear, or, if
included there and is not - correctly
spelled, please notify the counter
Robert L. Williams
Most of the delayed pins, and cer-
tificates for new Phi Kappa Phi mem-
bers have been received. They may be
secured in room 3123 Natural Science
Building on Friday between 9:00 and
11:30 or 1:00 and 4:00. Telehone Ex-
tension 316.
Attention: Detroit Jobs: The Uni-
versity Bureau of Appointments has
-received notice of the following Civil
-Service positions, examinations for
which will be given during the Christ-
mas vacation:
Playleader (male and female) $5.50
to $6.50 per day.
Junior Recreation Instructor (male
and female) $1,650-per year.
Swimming Instructor .(male and
female) $2,046 per year.
The last date for filing applications
is December 21, and examinations Will
be held December 28. For further in-
formation concerning these notices
call at our ..office, 201 Mason Hall,
office hours, 9 to 12 a.m., and.2 to 4
-University Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information
Attention Men Students: The local
express agency can use a number of
students for extra work immediately.
For further information, call.or phone
the Bureau of Appointments and O-
cupational Information, 201 M Xasn
Hall. Office hours are 9 to 12 a..,
and 2 to 4 p.m.: Saturday, 9 to 12
-University Bureau of Appointments
jand Occupational Information
Academic Notices
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
meet on Wednesday, 'Dec. 30, at 7:30
p.m., in Room 319 West Medical
Building. "Thiamine - Functional
Studies" will be discussed. All inter--
ested are invited.
Electrical Measurements, Srng
Term: Physics 145 will not be offered
during the Spring Term, but will be
given again in the Summer term.

Physics 154 will be given during the
Spring term at the hours announced
for 145. Students planning to register
for this class, please consult Professor
A. W. Smith. -E. F. flarker
Concerts. The University Musical
Society announces the following con-
certs after the holiday vacation: Jo-
sef Hofmann, Pianist, January 18;
Jascha Heifetz, Violinist, Febrhary
16; Guiomar Novaes, Pianist, March.
5; Nelson Eddy, Baritone, March 17.
The Third Annual Chamber Music
Festival of three concerts by the
Roth String Quartet: January 22 and
23. Alec Templeton, Pianist, in a -spe-
cial concert, February 25. Golden Ju-
bilee May Festival, May 5, 6, 7 and 8,
1943. -Charles A. Sink, President
Exhibition, College of Architecture
and Design: Forty-five prints, in
cluding lithographs, etchings, and
engravings by outstanding contem-
porary American artists. Ground
floor corridor cases, Architecture
Building.hOpen daily 9 to 5, ecept
Sunday, through Jan. 5. The Public
is invited.
Exhibit: Miniature Chinese bowls
and oil pots of interest to students of
Pottery and Far Eastern Art. On view

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