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Fifty-Third Year
Edited and managed by students of the University of
Michigan under the authority of the Board in Control
of Student Publications.
Published every morning except Monday during the
regular University year, and every morning except Mon-
day and Tuesday during the summer session.
Member of the Associated Press
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use for republication of all news dispatches credited to
it or otherwise credited in this newspaper. All rights
of republication of all other matters herein also reserved.
Entered at the Post. Office at Ann Arbor, Michigan, as
second-class mail matter.
Subscriptions during the regular school year by carrier
$4.25, by mail $5.25.
Member, Associated Collegiate Press, 1942-43
National Advertising Service, Inc.
College P>vblisers Representative
Editorial Staff
Romer Swander . . . . Managing Editor
,Morton Mintz. . . . . Editorial Director
,Will Sapp . . . . . City Editor
George W. Sallad6 . . , . . Associate Editor
Charles Thatcher . . . . . Associate Editor
Bernard Bendel . . . . . Sports Editor
Barbara deries . . . Women's Editor
Myron Dann . . . . Associate Sports Editor
Business Staff
Edward J.. Perlberg . . . Business Manager
Fred M. Ginsbeg . . Associate Business Manager
Mary Lou Curran . . Women's Business Manager
,Jane.Lindberg . . . Women's Advertising Manager
James Daniels. . . Publications Sales Analyst
Telephone 23-24-1
,editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

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Women Have Chance
To 'Do More For War
COEDS desirous of really doing their part in the
war effort should investigate the new course
of military map making which will be offered
senior and graduate women next semester.
Accurate maps are needed in every branch of
the service and in other non-combat fields. It is
no less than vital that women be equipped to take
over this work.
The course offers not only ample opportunity
for vital war service, but also provides a splendid
opportunity for individual advancement. Upon
completion of this preparatory non-credit course
with a four years' bachelor's degree, a coed will
qualify under Federal Civil Service for her initial
job as an Engineering Aide at a salary of $1,800
'a year.
ERE'S another chance for Michigan women
to take their place behind the men with the
guns and fill a need vital to the all-important
war effort and at the same time provide them-
selves with something that will be of great value
now and in the future. -- Evelyn Phillips
Council Delays Voting
On Ordinance Revision
Council again blocked efforts to settle for
good the fate of the Majestic Theatre Monday
Despite the warnings of Prof. John B. Waite
of the Law School, chairman of the ordinance
committee, that enforcement of the law as it
stands will close every hotel and most of the
theatres in town, the Council refused to vote a
revision. It was said that it would "discrimi-
nate" against the owners of the Majestic, and
the fact that one member was not present at-
the bill's first reading was also given weight.
Although Alderman William J. Saunders com-
plained about the "discrimination" against the
Majestic which would result from a revision and
recommended that the present law be retained,
he later admitted that as it stands the law could
not be enforced because of government allocation
of remodeling materials and the local housing
THE PROPOSED revision was designed by the
ordinance and zoning committees to provide
a maximum of public safety under wartime con-
ditions by requiring hotels and theatres now op-
erating to make certain immediate alterations
which would not use allocated materials and to
make other changes as soon as the materials for
them become available.
Prof. Waite fought for its passage last Mon-
day for the reasons given above and because,
he said, the Council, by refusing to act upon,.
the matter, was shuttling its responsibilities
onte the shoulders of the enforcement officers.
We believe that he is entirely right and that
he deserves the highest praise for his stand.
The only issue upon which the revision can be
disputed is that of "discrimination" against the
Majestic. We hold that this "discrimination" is
justifed, since William C. Maulbetsch, city build-
ing inspector, has told us that the Majestic, be-
cause of the inflammable wooden frame upon
which it is constructed, is in worse condition than
any other theatre in town. Furthermore, it can-
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WASHINGTON- Lend-Lease Administrator
Ed Stettinius is headed for a stormy recep-
tion when he testifies before the House Appropri-
ations Committee on the new $11,000,000,000 bud-
get for lend-lease aid to our allies.
The hearing will be behind closed doors, and
Republican committeemen are preparing to
fire some hot questions about alleged irregular-
ities in lend-lease operations, including a
charge that we purchased several merchant
ships from Canada which were later given to
the British.
Chairman Emory S. Land of the Maritime
Commission has admitted this at a closed-door
meeting of the House Merchant Marine Commit-
tee. Another charge to be fired at Stettinius is
that we sent scarce farm implements to Britain
while our own farmers were minus.
The meeting, however, will not be a one-way
session. For the Lend-Lease boss has a surprise
of his own in store for the committee. He plans
to present details on "reciprocal" lendlease-
namely services we are getting from the British.
The American public has heard little about this
phase, but we have received considerable free aid
from the British, including ships, ship repairs,
barrage balloons for our coastal cities, anti-air-
craft guns and several large naval bases in the
war zone, completely built, equipped and paid for
by the British.
The British also have turned over to our
forces in England, without cost, a huge air de-
pot and an adjacent airdrome with an operat-
ing personnel of 5,000 workers paid by the
British government.I
In addition, Great Britain has built several
large cantonments, storage buildings and other
facilities for our troops-all without cost to
Uncle Sam.
Note: The President once compared lend-lease
to supplying a hose to put out a fire in your
neighbor's house. If the fire is extinguished, but
the hose is destroyed, it is still a good investment
because you prevent your own home from burn-
ing down.
The Other Side
Some few Washington bigwigs are careless
about gasoline rationing, but they are exceptions.
Most Washington officialdom is scrupulously
The Chief Justice of the United States, fori
instance, is riding a truck. Chief Justice Stone
has discarded his private car as a means of
getting to and from the Supreme Court, and
instead hitch-hikes in the delivery truek which
runs errands for the Court. In addition, Stone
is one of the walkingest members of the Court.
The White House uses 11 cars now, against 15
a year ago, and these include trucks for the
White House mail, as well as cars for the Presi-
dent and staff. White House Secretary Marvin
McIntyre now rides to work in a Ford instead of
a Packard.
Vice-President Henry Wallace last fall aban-
doned his 16-cylinder limousine in favor of a
humble five passenger sedan. Every morning
he walks the five miles from the Wardman
Park Hotel to the Capitol, and rides home in
the evening.
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L Be Right
NEW YORK- We now learn that a certain
number of Germans ride railroad trains just for
pleasure trips. They loll about in resorts. They
also spread rumors and complain they are not
allowed to dance.
(This information comes to us from Herr
Goebbels, who has had to write a special article
for the magazine, Das Reich, denouncing these
We learned, some months ago, from Howard K.
Smith, that there has been an amazing rise in
the circulation of pornographic picture maga-
zines in Germany. The man of blood and soil,
the streamlined believer in the leadership prin-
ciple, the archtype of the master race, seems to
spend considerable time studying photographs of
undressed ladies. Why the wave of the future
should leer so has not been adequately explained.
FROM William Ebenstein's new book, "The Nazi
State," a factual survey taken almost entirely
from official Nazi press sources, we learn that
this new state, devoted to "order," has recently
had to establish the death penalty for thirteen
crimes punished by lesser penalties before. One
is kidnapping. Heavens! Can it be true that peo-
ple still kidnap people in Germany? Must be.
There also seem to be a certain number of
German profiteers, who grab up "the butter
and sausages of the peasants," for Herr Goeb-
bels has recently been denouncing these, too.
I don't understand ho- in an atmosphere so
filled with Wagnerian music, people can go
around looking at "feelthy" pictures, stealing
the peasant's sausages, and wishing to dance
to jazz music.
I know whose peace of mind these items will
disturb. There are certain American (like certain
French) neurotics who have come to look upon all
departures from strict efficiency and order as
"typically democratic;" and a corresponding leg-
end has been built up these last ten years. Thus
anything, from kidnapping, to the spectacle of
one man eating more than his share, to the sight
of people enjoying themselves innocently at a
theatre during war, to difficulty in collecting rub-
ber scrap is "typically democratic," with the un-
spoken (or sometimes spoken) footnote: "That
wouldn't happen in Germany."
1YAH! But the Nazis have (see Ebenstein) thor-
oughly racketized the sale of, for example,
children's school-books, so that when a Nazi-
owned firm publishes a new text, it is quite likely
that the Nazi school authorities will obligingly
help out by ordering every child in the country to
buy a copy.
To those peewee minds which cannot stand
violations from the norm, or violations of order,
without turning to the easy way of fascist con-
ceptions, as to drink, for the cure, I recommend
close study of all literature emanating from
Germany. These bruised intellects among us
have swallowed, to an appalling extent, the
Goebbels version of the super-clean, super-
ordinary, pastel-tinted, you-can-eat-off-the-
sidewalk Germany, where everything is in its
place, and where one never hears a foreign
accent or anything else to disturb the delicate
haia o nsr s, ,.ante. meiat But con-

Arthur Moehlman, School of
Education: As a member of The
Michigan Daily staff from 1909 to
1912, I have always been keenly
interested in this publication and
since 1923, have given more than
casual attention to it. I have al-
ways considered 'The Michigan
Daily a practical laboratory in
which students could secure experi-
ence and develop competence in
democratic methods of operation.
Without the bread and butter
pressures and compromises that
are involved in commercial pu-
lishing under the American pat-
tern, our college papers also offer
a means for developing idealism
that eventually may serve as a
needed leaven to the independent
press. This may only be accom-
plished as those in charge are
willing to accept the responsibili-
ties as well as the privileges in-
volved in.newspaper work and are
willing to fight for the essential
freedom and integrity of the Amer-
ican press. I believe this is what
President Ruthven had in mind
when he recently said:
"Our newspapers must be freed
from petty censorship that now
hampers them in their essential
task of keeping the public in-
formed of the progress of the war
and of maintaining their struggle
against greed, intolerance, and
slavery and thus serve as reliable
guides in adult education."
What is ,essential for the com-
mercial press should apply in full
measure to laboratory publications
such as The Michigan Daily.
In my opinion you 'are publish-
ing an outstanding student news-
paper. More power to you.
Edward Podliashuk, '45: I want
to add my voice to the thousands
who supported your stand for a
free, democratic, student paper.
I think that your paper has not
received the praise it justly de-
serves. It is a fighting paper and an
inspiration to students. 1 have often
disagreed with your editorials but I
have never found them virulent. If
anything, you went out of your way
to be calm and impartial.
The Board of Control seems to
me typical of the groups that want
us to fight "over there." They do
not see democracy as a progressive
way of life. They believe the Ameri-
can way of life is best represented
by the principles of the NAM.
More Power to you!
R. S. Hawley, chairman, Me-
chanical engineering department:
We all agree that a student pub-
lication is an important activity
and fills a definite student need..
The Daily has, in my opinion,
achieved a high level during the
past year. It is necessary that this
present level be maintained by the
Ben Smith, golf team captain:
After being on campus for three
years, I am glad to see the student-
faculty situation brought to a head.
Tradition and school spirit are cer-
tainly two items that are dead or
at least dying on the Michigan
campus. It appears to me that this
condition exists because the admin-
istration looks upon us as kids, and
not as men and women, capable of
thinking and acting for ourselves.
With this thought in mind, I say
'go to it.' And I know that I am in
accord with the rest of the student
body when I say this.
Elsie Litman, '43SM; Betty Lef-
fertz, and Gaye Locke, '43: The
United Nations are now engaged
in a war for the preservation of the
Four Freedoms and the liberation
of peoples throughout the world.
This war entails more than just a
military victory; it means we must
live and practice those very ideals
for which we are fighting. The ac-

tions of the Board of Publications
are in direct contradiction to these
Three of the Four Freedoms are
at this time being challenged on the
Freedom of Expression: Continu-
ation of the Board's present policy
can only mean a censored press.
Freedom from Fear: The unjust
criticism of student opinion will
mean the destruction of The Michi-
gan Daily as a top-ranking Univer-
sity paper.
Freedom of Religion: Discrimina-
tion against deserving Daily staff
members is an inexcusable violation
of this freedom.
The college student of today is
E being constantly urged to prepare
himself for the responsibilities of
post-war reconstruction. It is im-
possible for him to- develop the
leadership necessary for this job if
he is not allowed to think for him-
self. The Michigan Daily is the only
means by which the student body
can form and exchange pertinent
ideas. Therefore, by opposing the
desires of the staff in appointments
and editorials, the Board of Publi-
cations is hindering the security of

bility to the University and to the
State, I should deplore any loss of
the courageous freedom of expres-
sion and fine journalism which
have characterized the work of the
editors during this year.
Fred Brafman, '44E: ' Perhaps
you would be interested in the
views of a student who has no
connection with The Daily except
that of reader, and, being enrolled
in the College of Engineering, is
about as far as one can get from
the department of journalism. My
opinions are based on facts as pre-
sented in The Daily itself - facts
which I must consider correct un-
less they are definitely challenged
by some member of the. Board in
Control of Student Publications.
Two parts of the complex prob-
lem seem to concern (1) opinions
on' local, state and national af-
fairs, and (2), opinions on Uni-
versityraffairs. Considering the
latter first, no intelligent member
of the faculty will claim that he is
infallible. They are all human, and
being such are subject to error.
Most of them are glad to be in-
formed of their mistakes and read-
ily correct them. On questions on
which there is no sharp dividing
line, most of them are glad to dis-
cuss the matter, giving their own
opinions, and considering the
opinions of others.
I fear that those members who
take offense at Daily editorials are
guilty of one of two faults: (a)
they don't wish to take the trouble
to go over the matter, (2) they
have something to hide. Those in
category (a) are failing in their
duties as teachers and guiders -
examples of democracy in action.
Those in category (b) that are
actually concealing facts and past
actions for what they consider
good reasons must consider the
case of Cordell Hull, who chafed
under the American press for his
continued relations with the Vichy
government. He was hounded from
June, 1940, almost continually till
last November. He had a burden
to bear, and he bore it well. Fac-
ulty members must be expected to
have patience also.
As far as politics, labor Rela-
tions, etc. in part (1) are con-
cerned, it is youth's duty to thor-
oughly study all these matters. I
know of no better way than
through a student newspaper. The
Daily mentioned the case of the
local company president who wrote
the Board in Control of Student
Publications. He should have been
told to read the little notice above
the editorial column, stating that
the views expressed were the writ-
er's only (and did not represent
the opinion of The Daily nor
of the University - implied). He
should have been told to contact
the party concerned and present
his side of the case. The action
actually taken would seem to in-
dicate that certain members of
the Board were trying to mold stu-
dent opinion their way. We go to
school so that we may be helped
and guided by the older genera-
tion, as to the ways of thinking.
We must not be chained and fet-
terel to accepting their decjsions
as final. That's the Nazi way, but
certainly not the American way. I
doubt if many people find as many
disagreements with their personal
opinion as I do when reading the
editorial column of The Michigan
Daily. Yet no level-headed person
of this group would want to
smother that column. Any intelli-
gent individual recognizes the oth-
er side to the picture and cer-
tainly would desire that opinions
contrary to his own be taken into
account in making the final deci-
sion in any matter.
As far as the actual journalistic
operation of The Daily is con-
cerned, I am not qualified to give
an opinion. The letter of ex-
journalist Slosson would seem to

indicate that you and your staff
had done a pretty good job. In
this respect, why has not some
member of the journalism depart-
mient or some man like Prof. Slos-
son, who knows journalism, not
been appointed to at least one fac-
ulty position on this Board? The
directory does not list any present
faculty member as from the jour-
nalism department.
Well, I've said enough... maybe
too much. Anyhow, good luck in
your present fight.
Jim Conant, '44: After the bril-.
liant editorials in Sunday's and
Tuesday's papers, this won't prove
much. It might have a little in-
terest,. however, as coming from
one who has written in objecting
to the violent tone of a crusading
Daily editorial, to what he believed
was unjustified mud-slinging.
That editorial, I still think, slung
mud. Other Daily editorials in the
past have slung mud. Daily edi-
torials in the future may indulge
in it. But one who believes sin-
cerely and vigorously in a cause
always finds it difficult to keep

thought and expression is con-
cerned, is more than my confused
mind can apprehend.
At any rate, this is one crusade
where The Daily, if it gets the
support it deserves, won't have to
pull any punches.
Mrs. L. E. Cummings, Ypsilanti:
You have many more supporters
for your stand in the matter of the
Board and its methods than you
will probably hear from. I have
enjoyed The Daily for many years,
but the fact that I occasionally
disagreed with it and was annoyed
by its music column didn't give
me the idea that it should be sup-
pressed or its policies changed. I
am reminded too often in that
respect of the old fable of the two
men and the donkey and how they
couldn't possibly please everybody,
and in trying to do so, they pleased
nobody. What if Mr. LaPointe was
annoyed by The Daily's attitude?
Why should the Board object if
you don't agree with Mr. Ruthven's
long-view of education? The news-
papers all over certainly take pot-
shots at Mr. Roosevelt and at any
other administrator in the coun-
try. In fact, that is supposed to
be one of the beauties of this coun-
try, and I am thoroughly in sympa-
thy with The Daily boys for wish-
ing to carry on under their own
I sincerely hope you come out on
H. V. Ogden, English depart-
ment: The controls exerted by the
faculty board seem to be negative
-don't do this, that or the other
thing. This kind of control is futile
when less than complete, and com-
plete censorship is out of the ques-
A more positive attitude and a
more tolerant approach are needed.
The control must be consistent with
freedom of speech and freedom of
Norman Anning, mathematics de-
partment: I have been a friendly
critic of The Daily and expect to be
one as long as I am around to re-
flect light, resist pressure, and react
to irritation. When I bring you .a
suggestion you take it out of my
hand and then exercise your right
to act upon it or destroy it as seems
best. That's just one trivial aspect
of free journalism.
I hope you get the colmnst and
that he is able to letsome light ito
the editorial page. A column which
would occasionally strike like the
lightning would be. welcome even if
you had to fire Pearson and curtail
Grafton to make room for him. You
must admit that your editorial page
has been ponderous. There is:- no
logical reason why a burnig
thought should always be expanded
to fill a space three inches by eight.
Of course you are making the very
sort of editorial which is taught nt
this campus and reserved for pos-
terity in the files..f the dead-but-
not-buried Michigan Journalist.
You are still a Pacemaker and
have worked hard to keep that-
designation from becoming a word
of hollow praise. If your path to
the seven freedoms leads, as you
seem to believe, by way of the
thumbscrew and the stake you can-
at least go down fighting, secure
in the belief that nothing worth
saving can be permanently lost.
I praise your grit.
(Continued from Page 3)

Mathematics 20, Air Navigation,
will be offered for four hours credit
by Professor Carver during the spring
term, in two sections meeting at 1 and
2 o'clock respectively. Both sections
meet MTuThP in 3003 A.H.
Pre-medical Students: Attention is
a gain called to the Medical Aptitude
Test of the Association of American
Medical Colleges which will be given
here on Friday, Jan. 22. This test is
a normal requirement for admission
to practically all medical schools.
Moreover, many of the local draft
boards are asking that some evidence,
such as the successfultaking of this
test, be furnished as a basis for defer-
ring pre-medical students. Any stu-
dent who is planning to enter a tned-
ical school and who has not previously
taken the test should do so at this
time. It is extremely doubtful that
any special tests will be given this
Further information may be ob-
tained in Room 4, University h~all,
and .tickets are still available at the
Cashier's Office.
Chamber Music Festival: The Roth

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