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and represent the views of the writers only.
New Division of Emergency Training Means
Coordinated Aid to America's War Effort

ACTING on a War Board recommendation, the
Board of Regents on December 18 set up a
new Division of FEnergency Training for the
University--and took its most promising step
up-to-date toward assuring continuance of the
University for the duration and providing solid
ground for unreserved aid to the war effort.
The Division of Emergency Training is no
haphazard attempt to war training. Established
to work with existing schools and colleges in
the University, it should solve the twofold
problem of (1) full use of University facilities
with a. draft-depleted student body and (2)
provision of a coordinated war training pro-
gram. And it will be the basis for profound
changes in the complexion of this compus if
its potentialities are realized.
FIRSTLY, it will shelve ivory-tower education-
as-usual. The program, according to the re-
gents, will be open to six groups of students and
not one of these groups could be considered typi-
cal of the usual class of college entrants. High
school graduates needing special preparation for
the armed service, adults who are not high school
graduates and members of the armed services
assigned here by military or naval authorities
'Shoddy' War Materials
Are Deliberate Sabotage
THE "shoddy boys" are back on the march
again in World War II.
From a quiet little industrial town in cen-
tral Indiana comes news of one of the foulest
acts of deliberate sabotage that has come to
light during this war. At Marion, Ind., the
Anaconda Wire & Cable Co., large manufac-
turers of electric wire and other electrical
apparatus, has been indicted for deliberately
passing off inferior quality material to the
armed forces.
Even worse than the cardboard shoes that
brought the word "shoddy" into the spotlight of
American condemnation, is this act on the part
of Anaconda. Modern armies are vitally de-
pendent upon communications. The lightning,
smashing tactics of the present war are based to
a large degree on communication. Even the
first-rate fighting men that America is turning
out by the millions would be helpless if given
"shoddy" material to fight with.
Said Attorney General Biddle, ntncifig no
words about the company's conduct, "it is a
reprehensible performance" and that he could
conceive of "nothing more vicious or treacher-
ous than to deliberately supply our armed
forces with defective war material."
MEANWHILE the Senate's Special Committee
on Small Business is acting to have the Ana-
conda Co. denied all its war contracts, following
its indictment on these charges last week. Not
very cheering was the report from the Depart-
'ment of Justice that this is but the latest of a
series of actions taken by its War-Frauds Units.
It appears only too clear that the lure of the
government dollar is stronger than the patri-
otism of some citizens who have been entrusted
with important roles in the war effort.
To a press that seems strangely quiet editor-
'ally, this Senate investigation offers a golden

Will be included in the "student body" of this
new Division. No information on qualifications
for this training has been released as yet, but if
the wishes of the Regents are to be followed, the
standards usually set by American colleges Will
have to go by the board. The man who is needed,
and needed fast, by the Army'because of his
ability, will not be shoved aside to make room
for applicants with their required entrance cred-
its and little else.
Secondly, the division marks the first definite
step that the University administration has taken
to give training to veterans of the present war.
Men who have served in the armed forces and
who wish specialized training unavailable in ex-
isting schools and colleges will be eligible for
admission into the new Division. Perhaps this
is as far as we will be able to go for the men who
have dropped their education to join the armed
services, but it shouldn't be. The Division of
Emergency Training may well become an enter-
ing wedge for an extensive University program
aimed at rehabilitating servicemen who will re-
turn to a peacetime world. We can little afford
to pay the price of World War II, but an Ameri-
can Legion II and a Bonus Army II after it's all
over would be too much.
In announcing the program, the Regents
emphasized that it will only supplement exist-
ing facilities of the University. No changes
need be made, therefore, in the entrance re-
quirements for the University of Michigan out-
side of its new division and we may assume,
from the present announcement, that oppor-
tunities for a non-specialized education will
still exist. For a post-war world worth all of
the present struggle, this is essential.
The Division of Emergency Training is still
in. a' formative stage, of course, and no judgment
can be passed on it until actual results have
been obtained and until it has proven to military
authorities that education can serve and that
a man in the trenches is wasted if he is better
fitted for a laboratory. With the present shortage
of manpower, the Division will have its work
cut out for it if it is to fulfill this task.
However, it does mean that-like the forces of
the United Nations-the University of Michigan
has finally adopted an offensive strategy in at-
tacking the problem of education in wartime.
- Dan Behrman
Fire Ordinance Revision
to .Get R id of Loopholes
THAT REVISION of the Ann Arbor city fire
ordinance which, simply by cutting four
words from the existing law, would have allowed
such firetraps as the Majestic Theatre building
to reopen, was :finally taken off the table by the
Common Council at its Dec. 21 meeting. This
means that the ordinance as originally drawn
up goes into effect tomorrow, closing all build-
ings which do not conform to it.
So far, so good. The city fathers, however,
are to have unveiled before them next Monday
a new revision which Walter Staebler, chair-
man of the:Board of Appeals, 'tells us will be
offered in the interests'of clarifying the pres-
dent ordinance and 'defining the powers of the
Fire and Building Commissions in enforcing
the law.

I'd[ Rather
NEW YORK-In a macabre kind of way, I de-
rive considerable enjoyment from listening to
those Congressmen who say that no political issue
should be made of the war, but that gasoline
rationing is the most disgraceful nonsense ever
imposed on a free people.
Sometimes they say that no political issue
should be made of the war, but it's an outrage
the way some businesses have their backs to
the wall.
In the delightful dialectics of confusion, it is
also stated that no political issue should be made
of the war, but what's this business of telling a
man he can't travel when he wants to, where he
wants to?
THE higher flights of this kind of rhetoric,
which means the duller speeches, often in-
form us that no political issue should be made
of the war, but that these new trends to dictator-
ship simply must be stopped.
I feel obliged to call attention to this fine line
so often drawn between the war itself, and its
necessary and inevitable consequences. The
game is to support the first and denounce the
second, a quite irresponsible game. The plain
truth is that anyone who opposes the natural
and unavoidable consequences of the war, op-
poses the war, and his agreement to support
the war in principle $ecomes a refusal to do so
in fact.
? have written at some length about the "obscur-
antists," those weedy fellows who are baiting
their votetraps to catch every group of citizens
simultaneously, even if incoherently, as when
they declare firmly that they are against all
this regimentation nonsense, and also that it is
high time labor worked wherever it was told.
Neither argument, by itself, is so bad as the cyn-
ical and murky combination of the two.
But the chief weapon in the armory of the
obscurantists is precisely the one I have out-
lined above, which is to draw a distinction be-
tween the war, which they support, and all its
local and special phenomena, which they op-
This makes a wonderful, obscure holiday for
your obscurantist politician, for hetcansde-
mand on Tuesday that we fight to the finish,
and denounce on Thursday the hiring of any
additional Federal workers needed to prose-
cute that fight.
He is in the war, and out of it, as he chooses
and as it suits his purposes. If a victory has
been won, he is in the war, and he boasts about
it. if automobile tires just be collected, however,
he instantly steps out of the war, and stands
aside, and says, hey, what's all this?
HEN North Africa is successfully invaded, he
r'is proud that we did it, and did it so well, but
when the boys on Guadalcanal turn out to lack
some kinds of munitions, it is no longer "we," it
becomes "they"; "they" are bungling, he says,
standing on the sidelines, now, and shaking his
He wants you to know now that he is for the
war, and he wants you to remember afterward
that he was against it. He wants you to recall

WASHINGTON-It hasn't been of-
ficially announced yet, but when
Madame Chiang Kai-shek, "General-
issimistress of China," emerges from
the hospital, she plan to come to
Washington and camp at the White
House until she has persuaded FDR
to pass the ammunition.
Madame Chiang is a very per-
suasive person. She combines ori-
ental charm with a Wellesley edu-
cation. Unquestionably she will
become China's "ambassador-in-
effect" in Washington. Already
Chinese Ambassador Wei is won-
dering whether he or Madame Chi-
ang really reresents the Chinese
But while there may be some doubt
on that, there is absolutely no doubt
that China wants more planes and
wants them quickly. This time, it is
not the appeal of a desperate people,
but of a people ready to take the
offensive. Chinese military experts
declare that they could do more dam-
age to Japan with one plane than
British and Americans could do with
two in the Solomons or the East
Reason is that they can engage
the enemy in great numbers, for all
eastern China is occupied by Japan,
whereas her forces in the Pacific are
scattered from island to island.
Immediate objective of the Chi-
nese drive-if they are allowed to
make it-will be Hankow, the most
strategic city in China.
Madame Chiang will argue that
capture of Hankow would disorgan-
ize the entire transportation system
by which the Japanese ship supplies
overland to Indo-China and Burma.
Further, several divisions of Japa-
nese troops have been withdrawn
from southeast China for reinforce-
ment of the Solomons. If the Chi-
nese opened a new offensive, such
withdrawals would be impossible, and
the job for U.S. and Australian fight-
ers in the South Pacific would be
1944 Is Too Late
Madame Chiang also has another
powerful argument up her sleeve-
that 1944 will be too late. The sched-
ule now adopted by the United Na-
tions high command to knock off
Hitler first and then turn on Hiro-
hito in 1944, is regarded by the Chi-
nese as a dangerous and unsound
Month by month, the Japanese
are consolidating. They are bring-
ing together the rubber, tin, and
oil of the East Indies, with the
iron and coal of north China, and
welding an industrial system which
will be able to run indefinitely. No
longer will scrap iron be necessary
from the outside world.
If given time, Madame Chiang will
argue, the Japs will complete the
gaps in the rail lines between Singa-
pore and China, and thus have an
overland transportation route, safe
from submarines. Then no matter
how strong the British and American
navies, they will be no more able to
dent Jap supply lines than the Japs
can dent our communications be-
tween San Francisco and New York.
That, roughly, is the powerful argu-

ment Madame Chiang

Kai-shek will

Capital Chaff
At a dinner given by Assistant Sec-
retary of State Berle a few days be-
fore the assassination of Admiral
Darlan, two Fighting Frenchmen,I
Andre Tixier and Admiral Georges
D'Argenlieu, were'moved to denounce
the Darlan deal. In spite of the fact
that there were only eight persons at
table, and their host was a U.S. offi-
cial, they rose in formal fashion and
delivered -themselves of most persua-
sive argumeits against the whole pol-
icy of working with Darlan ... Secre-I
tary of 'State 1ull is now accompa-1
nied in his movements about the Cap-
ital by a plainclothes bodyguard.
(Copyright, 1942, tUnited Features Synd.)
THURSDAY, DEC. 31, 1942
VOL. LIII No. 65
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.
To the Members of the Faculty,I
College of Literature, Science and the
Arts: The fourth regular meeting of
the Faculty of the College of Litera-
ture, Science, and the Arts for the
University year 1942-43 will be held
in-Room 1025 Angell Hall, January'
4, 1943, at 4:10 p.m.
The reports of the various commit-
tees, the minutes'of the special meet-
ing of the Faculty held December 17,
1942, and the revised pages 891, 892,
and 893 are included with this call
to the meeting. They should be re-
tained in your files.
Edward H. Kraus
1. Consideration of the minutes of'
the meeting of December 7, 1942, pp.1
906-910, and the special meeting ofI
December 17, 1942, p. 911.
2. Memorial-Professor Moritz Levi.
Committee: W. F. Patterson, I. L.I
Sharfman, C. P. Wagner, Chairman.;
3. Consideration of the reports sub-
mitted with the call to this meeting.
a. Executive Committee-Profes-'
sor V. W. Crane.
b. Executive Board of the Gradu-
ate School-Professor E. F.
c. University Council-Professor
H. T. Price.
d. Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs-no meet-
ing during the'past month.
e. Deans' Conference-Dean E.
H. Kraus. '
4. Special order-General proced-
ure for the preparation of the College
budget-Professor H. M. Dorr.
5. New business.
6. Announcements.
All Students: Registration for
Spring Term: Each student should
plan to register for himself during
the appointed hours. Registration by
proxy will not be accepted.
Robert L. Williams,
Assistant Registrar
Registration Material: School of
-Music, Schol of Education, School of
Public Health, College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts. Students
should call for spring term registra-
tion materials at Room 4, University
Hall, as soon as possible. Please see
your adviser and secure all necessary
Robert L. Williams,
Assistant Registrar

and rent for rooms shall be computed
to include this date.
C. T. Olmsted,
Asst. Dean of Students
Aeronautical, Mechanical, and En-
gineering Mechanics Graduates of
January and May, 1943: Mr. A. M.
Stutz of Stinson Aircraft (Division of
Vultee) at Wayne, Michigan, will in-
terview seniors for positions on Wed-
nesday, January 6, in Room 3025 East
Engineering Building. Those inter-
ested will please sign the interview
schedule posted on the Aeronautical
Engineering bulletin board.
Faculty, School of Education: The
regular meeting of the faculty will be
held on Monday, January 4, in the
University Elementary School Li-
brary. The meeting will convene at
4:15 p.m.
Academic Notices
Electrical Measurements,. Spring
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. Barker
Directed Teaching, Qualifying Ex-
amination: Students expecting to
elect D100 (directed teaching) next
semester are required to pass a quali-
fying examination in the subject
which they expect to teach. This ex-
amination will be held on Saturday,
January- 9, at 1:00 p.m. Students will
meet in the auditorium of the Univer-
sity High School. The examination
will consume about four hours' time;
promptness is therefore essential.
Carillon Program: Professor Perci-
val Price will present a New Year's
Eve recital of Carillon Music on
Thursday, December 31, at midnight.
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. Open daily 9 to 5, except
Sunday, through Jan. 5. The public
is ihvited.



University Lectures: Dr. J. Harlan
Bretz, Professor of Geology in the
University of Chicago, will lecture on
the subject, "Life History of Lime-
stone Caverns" (illustrated) at 4:15
p.m., Tuesday, January 12, in the
Rackham Amphitheatre, under the
auspices of the Department of Ge-
ology. The public is cordially invited.
At 8:00 p.m., in Room 2054 Natural
Science Bldg., Professor Bretz will
lecture on "The Scablands of the
Columbia Plateau" (illustrated), be-
fore the faculty and students of the
Department of Geology; others who
are interested are invited.
University Lecture: Dr. Jed B.
Maebius, geologist for the Gulf Re-
fining Company, will speak on the
subject "Geological Occurrence and
Development of Oil and Gas in Mich-
igan" (illustrated) at 4:15 p.m., Weo-
nesday, January 6, in the Rackham
Amphitheatre, under the auspices bf
the Department of Geology. The pub-
lic is cordially invited.
Lecture: Dr. Orren C. Mohler, As-
sistant Astronomer at the McMath-
Hulbert Observatory, will lecture on
the subject, "Recent Solar Motion
Pictures from the McMath-Hulbert
Observatory, Lake Angelus," under
the auspices of the Department of
Astronomy, on Tuesday, January 5,
at 4:15 p.m. in the Rackham Amphi-
theatre. The public is invited.
Events Today
Varsity Glee Club: Regular re-
hearsal today 7:30-8:30 p.m.
La Sociedad Hispanica: There will
be no meeting today.
Coming Events
Senate Advisory Committee. on
University Affairs: There will be a
special meeting on Friday, January
1, at 4:30 p.m. in the Regents' Room.
A full attendance is requested.
Arthur S. Aitojn,
Refresher Courses in Mathematics:
A preliminary meeting for the luak-
ing of plans and arrangements of
hours for possible refresher courses
in mathematics for those members of
the staff who may be available for
teaching such courses in the spring
term, will be held on Saturday, Janu-
ary 2, at 4 p.m., in Room 3011 Angell
Hall. -T. H. Hildebrandt
The proposition for mnter-circle de-
baters in Sigma Rho -Tan beginning
January 5, 1943 will be: "We should
give production of air power prefer-
ence over that of sea power."
The schedule of debates -will be
found on the bulletin board in the
Sigma Rho Tau reference room, 214
W. Engineering Building.
To All Catholic Students: Friday,
New Year's Day, is a holy day of obli-




THE BEST LETTER of the week
comes from a former student who
is now a private at some Army camp
down in South Carolina. This fel-
low, who signs only as "Andy," writes
to tell us that he has justhreceived
a forwarded letter from the Univer-
sity. It was from the phys eddepart-
ment. They" were writing to tell hiin .
that he was overcutting PEM.
S * *
Here's a little clipping from PM
that renews faith in a cause we're
fighting for:
"Jewish soldiers in camps through-
out the country and at several
overseas points volunteered for KP,
guard duty and other assignments
to give their Christian brothers-in-
arms a chance to observe Christ-
mas, according to the National
Jewish Welfare Board, 220 Fifth
"At Camp Crowder, Joplin, Mo.,
every Jewish soldier participated in
the goodwill program, their chap-
lain, Philip Pincus, said."
The OPA yesterday announced the
removal of rationing restrictions on
"a limited number of new automo-

Registration Material, College of
'Architecture: Students should call
for spring term material at Room 4
University Hall at once. The College
of Architecture will post an an-
nouncement in the near future giving
the time of conferences with your
classifier. Please wait for this notice
before seeing your classifier.
Robert L. Williams,
Assistant Registrar
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' today.
-Alice C. Lloyd, Dean of Women
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.
Notice to Men Students: Men stu-
dents living in approved rooming
houses who intend to move to differ-

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