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TUESDAY, JAN. 12, 1943
VOL. LIII No. 73
All notices for the Daily Ofcial Bul-
etin are to be sent to the Office of the-
President in typewritten form by 3:30,
par.. of the- day preteding, its publica-
tion, except on Saturday when the no-
tices should be submitted by 11:30 am.
Classes in al schools and colleges
will be suspended on the morning of
Saturday, Jan. 23, to permit students
and faculty members to attend the
Midyear Graduation Exercises.
-Alexander G. Ruthven
Midyear Graduation Exercises:
The Midyear Graduation Exercises
for all students who are candidates to
receive degrees at the end of the fall
term will be held in Hill Auditorium
at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 23.
The members of the faculty and of
the graduating classes and the audi-
ence should be in their seats by 9:50
a.m. in order that the, Exercises may
begin promptly as scheduled. Aca-
demic costume will be worn but there
will be no preliminary procession.
Further details will be announced
Ticket Distribution - Midyear
Graduation Exercises; Hill Auditor-
um, January 23: The admission tick-
ets for the Midyear Graduation Ex-
ercises will be ready for distribution
on January 12, 1943. Each of those
Whose names appear on the list as en-
titled to receive a degree at the end
of the fall term should procure one
ticket for himself and he may also
have two others for relatives or
friends. Apply at the Information
Desk in the Business Office, Room 1,
University Hall. Please present your
identification card.
-Herbert G. Watkins,
Assistant Secretary
Student Accounts: Your attention
is called to the following rules passed
by the Regents at their meeting of
February 28, 1936:
"Students shall pay all accounts
due the University not later than the
last day of classes of each semester
or summer session. Student loans
which are not paid or renewed are
subject to this regulation; however,
student loans not yet due are exempt.
Any unpaid accounts at the close of
business on the last day of classes
will be reported to the Cashier of the
University and
"(a) All academic credits will be
withheld, the grades for the semester
or summer session just completed will
not be released, and no transcript of
credits will be issued.
"(b) All students owing such ac-
counts will not be allowed to register
in any subsequent semester or sum-
mer session until payment has been,
-Shirley W. Smith,

I'd Rather Boe Right

NEW YORK- I don't often ven-
ture prophecies, but I am now pre-
pared to suggest that the bitter op-
position expected of the, present
Congress will not materialize on the
predicted scale.
The reason is that the opposition
does not know quite what it wants,
or where it is going, and it will
therefore have difficulties deciding
what to ask for and where to go.
Furthermore, as I have suggested.
before, the method of at least part
of the opposition is the method of
obscurantism, the method of facing
several ways at once, as when it
declares that the time has come for
great personal sacrifices, and also
that the time has come for Wash-
ington bureaucrats to stop pushing
people around.
You cannot write that obscure
attitude into bills and pass them.
It is all very well to shout on Tues-
day that the administration is not
tough enough, and to clamor on
Thursday that it fire Leon Hender-
son for being too tough, but you
cannot enter that sort of thing into
the statute books. What legal phra-
ses would you use, after the first
It Will Not Write Many Bills
ON THE LECTURE platform, and
in press releases, you can be an
enthusiastic admirer of our brave
allies, and you can also point out,
with fitting gloom, that food is be-
ing taken away from Americans for
feeding foreigners with. But you
can hardly draw that up as a bill.
A bill either helps our allies, or it
hurts them; you can add up what-
ever is in a bill, and strike a sum;
the intent comes clear. The clearest
intention of the opposition, espe-
cially the isolationist opposition, is
not to let its intent come clear.
Therefore it will not write many
It will proceed along other lines,
creeping ever closer, on catfeet, to
what it wants (like an infinitesi-
mal in mathematics, approaching
its limit) but never quite getting
there. Not this trip, anyway.
. Thus it will, quite likely, haul
Harry Hopkins to the committee
witness stand, and give him beans
about lease-lend; it will try to dirty
up lease-lend; ,it will spread the
insinuation of irregularity or in-
competence about the expenditure
of lease-lend funds; but it will not

offe' to repeal lease-lend, or to keep
it from being enacted.
Not Too Fast, Not Too Clear
THAT would be too clear a move
for the obscurantist strategy,
which is the strategy of appealing
to everybody's discontents simul-
taneously, while making the small-
est and vaguest record possible.
(And, indeed, a number of the
oppositionists have put it into
words. "Sit quiet," they have coun-
seled each other, "criticize, but
start nothing, and let the Demo-
crats tear each other apart. Then
we walk in, in '44." Could there be
a clearer statement of the obscur-
antist approach to polities, the
programless, negative approach,
which capitalizes on the wounds of
war, without assuming responsibili-
ties for the affirmations of war?)
Oh, I know the opposition will
call Mr. Roosevelt a sinister enemy
of the American way of-life, but it
will not offer to impeach him, as it
should if he is all of that; it will
settle, obscurely, for firing some of
his hired help and for the right to
use those same unresolved epithets
in the election of two years from
A Tidbit for Everybody
ONLY a few dreamers of the ex-
treme right (and the extreme
right has its feverish types, as has
the left) will really declare for a
policy of tearing up the New Deal,
statute by statute, like an ecstatic
child ripping the pages out of a
mail order catalogue in a holiday
of destruction.
The game is murkier. The obscur-
antist politician; especially the low-
er order of isolationist, wishes, pre-
cisely, to avoid any, such clear
His game is to recruit a Coxey's
army, enlisting some Americans be-
cause they are opposed to high
wages, enlisting the recipients of
high wages because they are op-
posed to a gasoline shortage, en-
listing big farmers because they
don't like government credit for
small farmers, and enlisting small
farmers because they don't like
And then to lead this vaguely
marshaled army into a meaning-
less, unclear political victory, dur-
ing a year when the very stones of
earth will be crying out to us to be
(Copright, 1943, N.Y. Post Syndicate)


Help Yourself, Student,
orW aitfor Your Lunch
THE CURRENT drive on campus for labor in
both University and local eating places does
not offer a very dramatic or glamorous appeal,
but it attacks a problem that can be solved if the
students want it to be. These are the facts:
Ann Arbor is now faced with an acute labor
shortage in eating places. Local and University
establishments are now employing all available
workers, but their staffs are undermanned.
Consequently, many have been forced to main-
tai shorter hours;- and some have even been
forced to close completely.
The net result has been fewer places to eat and
slower service. Long lines of people stretching out
to the steps in the Union attests to the gravity of
the situation. The lack of help has forced the
Union to close one side of its cafeteria.
THE SERIOUSNESS of the situation will in-
crease unless the student body steps into the
breach. Solving the problem presents no alterna-
tives; either the students help themselves now or
they themselves will be pinched, sooner or later.
-Stan Wallace
Flynn Appointment Seen
as Presidential Error
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT'S career as chief
executive has for the most. part been dis-
tinguished for the high quality of the presidential
appointments to public offices. Yesterday, the
President marred that record with the sending to
the Senate the name of Edward J. Flynn for
confirmation as minister to Australia.
The other presidential recommendations of
Wiley B. Rutledge for the Supreme Court bench,
Josh Lee for the Civil Aeronautics Board and
Prentiss M. Brown as the new OPA chief measure
up to the usual high Roosevelt standards. Reper-
cussions from the naming of Flynn, however,
were already being felt in Washington diplo-
matic and political circles as early as last week
when the Democratic national chairman pre-
dicted the move himself.
During normal peacetimes no one denies the
right'of the nation's political chieftain to find
soft jobs for his faithful followers and long
standing supporters. Diplomatic posts are of
the most accepted forms of such patronage.
During wartime, however, the use of that type
of patronage, especially in an important war
area and in a nation with whom relations are
of the utmost importance and with whom dis-
agreement over the central war strategy is ap-
proaching a critical point, can be'questioned if
not altogether dispensed with.
Australia has been in the war since its very
outset in the fall of 1939. Its contributions to the
cause of the United Nations are inestimable. Its
troops are largely credited with holding up the
front in the Near East which has been threatened
with periodic collapse since Italy's entrance into
the war in June of 1940 made Libya available as
a base of operations to the Germans. In the Far
East theatre of action the vital necessity of hold-
ing Australia against any Japanese attack is rec-
ognized by all military authorities.
IT IS HARD to believe that the President would
appoint with the rank of ambassador as "his
personal representative in the South Pacific" an
ex-machine boss who has had no experience to
qualify him for a responsible post that demands

Post-War Conferences
of Coeds Are a Start
SUNDAY night the residents of four women's
dormitories joined in discussion groups to try
to understand more clearly the problems facing
girls who remain in college during wartime. The
discussions were ably directed by members of
University faculty and administration.
The importance of these meetings lies in the
attempt to shake the remaining student apathy
Which, despite the widespread effort to stimulate
thought toward our responsibilities in the future,
is still apparent.
The questions considered were-"Am I doing
the right thing by remaining in school?" "Should
I continue a Liberal Arts course or take some
sort of technical training?" "Would I be contrib-
uting more to the war effort by leaving school and
taking an essential job?"
THE GIRLS who attended these meetings are
to be complimented for the sincere interest
which they showed, not only by their attendance
but by their intelligent participation in the infor-
mal talks.
It is unfortunate that the small size of the
groups was in some cases a source of embar-
rassment to those present. These small groups
seemed to be an indication that many college
women are drifting through college, not appre-
ciating why they are here, oblivious of why
this war is being fought. The average atten-
dance was one out of every seven or eight girls
in the halls where the discussions were held.
But we are confident that this number can
and will be much higher.
The success of these first discussions, through
the interest of those who took part in them, is
notable. The success of the groups which are to
follow can offer tangible proof that the majority
of college girls do feel their responsibilities, that
they are examining, carefully and sincerely, their
position in the world today.
-Betty Schwarting

WASHINGTON- A smelly scandal involving
Army airplane patents is being unearthed at
Wright Field by Major Bill O'Dwyer, the New
York state's attorney who helped to clean up
The scandal involves several government of-
ficials who have worked inside deals with air-
plane parts manufacturers. One racket worked
this way: when a certain Wright Field em-
ployee evolved an idea or patent, he would sell
it to an interested company. Then he, an offi-
eial, would turn around and write the govern-
ment specifications so that only the gadget he
had invented could be purchased by the Gov--
Another racket worked this way: when a cer-
tain manufacturer wanted to sell a special gadget
or part such as an oil cooler, it would get a man
on the inside at Wright Field to write the speci-
fications so only this particular invention could
be purchased. For doing this the inside man got
a kickback.
The man who first suspected this racketeer-
ing was Harold Talbot, WPB's crack aircraft
production man. One of the things that made
him unpopular with the Army was his stream
of suggested reforms for Wright Field.
Undersecretary of War Patterson, disturbed
over smelly reports, appointed the former Brook-
lyn prosecutor, Bill O'Dwyer, now in the Army,
to investigate. He has found so much dirt that
his report has been late. The Justice Department
will crack down soon.
Note: Talbot got on the Army's nerves so badly
that they absolutely refused to let him sit on the
Aircraft Board and he resigned. He was one of
the best men in WPB.
Dinner Party Politics
It begins to look as if the next political cam-
paign would be a war of dinner parties-the loser
being he who throws the most elaborate dinner.
That is the implication attached to the
3,000,000 leaflets Republicans are quietly cir-
culating, giving the menu and partial guest list
of the dinner which millionaire Bernard Bar-
uch spread in honor of Mrs. Harry Hopkins.
It is a devastating piece of campaign literature.
After a reminder of rationing and war-front suf- -
fering, the leaflet tells how Baruch showered
vintage champagne, caviar, pate de foie gras,
lobster, turkey and a long list of other luxuries
on his guests.
The leaflet neglects to say that a majority
of the guests were high ranking Ary and
Navy officers, plus Republicans from the War
Department, with Leon Henderson and Hop-
kins the only New Dealers present.
Because of that omission, it is all the more po-
tent, and Roosevelt politicians viewed the leaflet
as dynamite until-a political gift-from-heaven
fell their way. This took the form of an even big-
ger dinner by Republican Major Richard Mellon,'
nephew of Coolidge's Secretary of the Treasury
Andrew Mellon.
So now it's even. In fact the Democrats say
the dinner table balance is now definitely on the
Republican side. For while Baruch had 30 guests,

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Pre-dental Students: Arrangements
have been made to permit men eligi-
ble for admission to the Dental School
either in 1943 or 1944 to continue
their pre-dental studies without in-
terruption. All such pre-dental stu-
dents should go at once to the Office
of the Dental School and make an
appointment for an interview with
Dean R. W. Bunting.
Pre-forestry Students: A meeting
will be held in Room 222, Michigan
Union, tonight, 7:00 to 8:00, for the
purpose of talking over a revised
accelerated program through which
freshmen and sophomores whose in-
duction is delayed may enroll in for-
estry courses offered in the coming
spring term and the coming summer.
Several members of the faculty of the
School of Forestry and Conservation
will be present. Please attend if at
all possible. -S. T. Dana, Dean
Detroit Armenian Club Scholar-
ship: Undergraduate students of Ar-
menian parentage residing in the De-
troit atea who have earned 30 hours
of college credit are eligible to apply
for the $100 scholarship offered for
1943-44 by the Detroit Armenian Wo-
men's Club. . Applications must be
made by May 15. For further details,
inquire of Dr. F. E. Robbins, .1021
Angell Hall.
Degree Program for Honors in Lib-
eral Arts: Students interested in en-
tering the Degree Program for Honors
in Liberal Arts in the spring term
should leave their names with Miss
Davis, Room 1208 Angell Hall, by
Saturday noon, Jan. 16.
Attention February Graduates:
College of Literature, Science and the
Arts, School of Education, School of
Music, School of Public Health-Stu-
dents are advised not to request
grades of I or X in February. When
such grades are absolutely imperative,
the work must be made up in time
to allow your instructor to report the
make-up grade not later than 4:30,,
February 2, 1943. Grades received af-
ter that time may defer the student's
graduation until a later date.:
-Robert L. Williams
Students who plan to enter one ofl


tion of a satisfactory excuse for the
delay and the payment of a fee of
Teaching Departments wishing to
recommend tentative February grad-
uates from the College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts, and the School
of Education for Departmental Hon-
ors should send such names to the
Registrar's Office, Room 4, University
Hall before January 30, 1943.
German Departmental Library: All
books are due on Monday, Jan. 18.
The University Bureau of Appoint-,
ments has received notice of the fol-
lowing United States Civil Service
Examinations. All are open until the
needs of the service have been met.
Radio Inspectors--$2,000 to $2,600 a
year. Junior Engineers (Men & Wo-
men)-$2,000 a year. (Women college
graduates with a degree in any field
may now qualify through the com-
pletion of a special short, tuition-free
war training course.) Engineers
(Chief, Head, Principal, Senior, Asso-
ciate, Assistant)-$2,600 to $8,000 a
year. Engineering Draftsmen-$1,440
to $2,600 a year.
The Air Safety Investigator Exam-
ination, ($3,800 a year) has been
opened, and applications will be ac-
cepted until needs of the service have
been met.
Further information may be had
from the notices which are on file in
the office of the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, 201 Mason Hall, office hours
9-12 and 2-4.
r Lectures
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. today, in the Rackham Amphi-
theatre, under the auspices of the De-
partment of Geology. The public is
cordially invited. At 8:00 p.m., in
Room 2054 Natural Science Bldg.,
Professor Bretz will speak on the
"Scablands of Eastern Washington."
Sigma Xi Lecture: Professor Mal-
colm H. Soule of the Bacteriology De-
partment will speak on the subject,
"Recent Observations on Infectious
Diseases in South America," before
the Michigan Chapter of the Society
of the Sigma Xi on Wednesday, Jan.
13, at 8:00 p.m. in the Amphitheatre
of the Rackham Building. Members
may bring guests.
The second of the current series of
lectures for food handlers will be giv-
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Humoristes," on Wednesday, Jan. 13,
at 4:15 p.m., in Room D, Alumni
Memorial Hall.
Tickets for the series of lectures
may be procured from the Secretary
of the Department of Romance Lang-
uages (Room 112, Romance Language
Building) or at the door at the time
of the lecture.
Open to the public.
Academic Notices
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
meet on Wednesday, January 13, at
7:30 p.m., in 319 West Medical Build-
ing. "Fecal 'Fat'-Steatorrhea" will
be discussed.
I will hold classes and conferences
today as usual. -R. C. Boys
Dr. McClennen's classes in English
I, sections 17 and 23, will turn in on
Wednesday, Jan. 13., the following
written paper: Summarize paragraph
by paragraph Conant's "The Future
of Higher Education," Secs. I and II
(to p. 249), devoting one sentence to
each of the paragraphs.
English Concentration: Week of
Jan. 11. New students should see Mor-
ris Greenhut, 3218 AH, TuWF, 5.6.
Others should confer with me, WF,
1:30-4:00. -J. L. Davis
Biological Chemistry 123-Blood
Analysis: It is expected that this
course will be given on Thursday
mornings during the spring term. All
students who wish to register for this
course are requested to leave their
names in the office of the Department
- of Biological Chemistry, Room 317
West Medical Building, as soon as
Required Hygiene Lectures for Wo-
men-1943: All first and second se-
mester freshman women are required
to take the hygiene lectures, which
are to be given the second semester.
Upperclass students who were in the
University as freshmen and who did
not fulfill the requirement are re-
-quired to take and satisfactorily com-
plete this course. Enroll for these lec-
tures at the time of reqular classifica-
tion at Waterman Gymnasium. These
lectures are a graduation require-
Students should enroll for one of
the two following sections. Women in
'Section I should note change of sec-
end lecture from February 22 to Feb-
ruary 24 on account of the legal holi-
Section No. I: First Lecture, Mon-
day, Feb. 15, 4:15-5:15, Natural Sci-
ence Aud.; Second Lecture, Wednes-
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QOME time ago we passed on, through the Pen,
a few words culled from our barber's chatter
to the effect that Tom Dewey, now governor of
New York, had one merry time getting enough
D's to pick up a diploma here.
Well, the registrar's office, or one of those
offices over in University Hall has dug up Mr.
Dewey's transcript just to tell us we're way off
the beam.
We were way off all right. There were more
A's and B's on that transcript than all of The
Daily editors' from 1890 on have ever got. We're
sorry, honestly.
CENSORSHIP is a funny thing. A bunch of
Army men are here studying something you
might say is a bit unusual. They march around
to classes and to drill, sometimes right down
State Street and yet we can't write anything
about it.
The other day Prof. Pollock missed a class be-

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