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John Erlewine .
Irving Jaffe
Bud Brimmer .
Marion Ford
Charlotte Conover
Eric Zalenski.
Betty Harvey

. . . . Managing Editor
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Associate Editor
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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 1943
VOL. LIII No. 86
All notices for the Daiy 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.
Student Tea: President and Mrs.
Ruthven will be at home to students
this afternoon, Feb. 10, from 4 to 6
University Senate: At the request
of certain members there will be a
meeting on Monday, February 15, at
4:15 p.m. in the Rackham Amphi-
Application Forms for Fellowships
and Scholarships in the Graduate
School of the University for the year
1943-1944 may be obtained from the
Office of the Graduate School now.
All blanks must be returned to that
office by Feb. 15 in order to receive
consideration. C. S. Yoakum'
Seniors who wish to be eligible to
contract to teach the modern foreign
languages in the registered Secondary;
Schools of New York State are noti-
fied that the required examination in
French, Spanish, German, and Ital-
ian will be given here on Feb. 19.
Those who wish to take this examina-
tion should 'notify Professor Parg-
ment (100 R.L.) not later than Feb.
12. No other opportunity to qualify
will be offered until Aug. 1943, when
Summer School attendance is a pre-
requisite for admission to the exami-;
Applications in Support of Re-
search Projects To give Research
Committees and the Executive Board
adequate time to study all proposals,

Edward 3.Perlberg
Fred M. Ginsberg
Mary Lou Curran
Jane Lindberg .

Business Staff,
. Business Manager
* fsoeiate Business Manager
. . Women's Business Manager
* *Women's Advertising Manager

it is requested that faculty members
having projects needing support dur-
ing 1942-1943 file their proposals in
the Office of the Graduate School by
Friday, Feb. 19. Those wishing to
renew previous requests whether now
receiving support or not should so
indicate. Application forms will be
mailed or can be obtained at Secre-
tary's Office, Room 1006, Rackham
Building, Telephone 372.
-C. S. Yoakum
Seniors in Mechanical, Aeronauti-
cal, Civil, Engineering Mechanics,
and Allied Engineering: Mr. T. W.
Prior, of Goodyear Tire & Rubber
Company and Goodyear Aircraft, will
interview seniors Thursday, Feb. 10,
and Friday morning, Feb. 11, in
Room 218 West Engineering Bldg.
Interview schedule is posted on the
Bulletin Board at Room 221 W. En-
gineering Bldg.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments has received notice of the fol-
lowing civil service examinations:
UNITED STATES: Persons Quali-
fied to -Intercept Radio Messages-
until needs have been met-$2,600-
$2,000 a yr. plus overtime;
Survey Engineer I-Feb. 10, 1943-
$155-$195 per month; Forest Fire
Warden & Towerman B-Feb. 10,
1943-$115-$125 per month; Police
Radio Operator A-Feb. 10, 1943-
$135-$155 per month; Alphabetic Key
Punch Operator B-Feb. 24, 1943-
$125-$145 per month; Numeric Key
Punch Operator B-Feb. 24, 1943-
$125-$145 per month; Key Punch Op-
erator A2-Feb. 24, 1943-$135-$160
per month; Boys Supervisor B &
Housemother Cl-Feb. 24, 1943-$230
-$260 per month; Stores Clerk C-
Feb. 24, 1941'. $110-$125 per month;
Stores Clerk. A-Feb. 24, 1943-$135-
$155 per month.
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.
Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information
Seniors graduating in May and reg-
istered with the teaching division of.
the Bureau of Appointments are
asked to come in to fill out a location
blank for the spring term. The office,
201 Mason Hall, is open between 9 and
12 and 2 and 4.
University Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information;

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Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

cert in the Choral Union Series, Tu4
day. Feb. 16, at 8:30 in Hill Auditf
ium. His program will consist of nui
bers by Mozart, Bach, Vieuxtem
Prokofieff, Shostakovich, Glaoun
and Tschaikowsky. A limited num
of tickets are still available at t
offices of the University Musical So
ety in Burton Memorial Tower.
Alec Templeton, Pianist, will
heard in a special concert Thursd
evening, Feb. 25, in Hill Auditoriu
Tickets (tax included): $1.10, 90c a
60c, and may be purchased at t
offices of the University Musical E
ciety in Burton Memorial Tower.
Charles A. Sink, Preside
Events Today
ROTC Drill: All ROTC cadets e
rolled in Wednesday drill will rept
to the I.M. Building in uniform wi
gym shoes at 4:00 p.m. today. A
vanced Corps cadets should be pi
pared to give instruction in Man
of Arms. Reference: FM 22-5, p
36-56. The Thursday Drill secti
will report on the rifle range in o
Varsity Men's Debate: There a
be a squad meeting to organize I
the second semester at 8 o'clock U
evening in Room 4203 Angell Hall,
Plywood for War: Mr. Thomas
Perry, of the Resinous Products a
Chemical Company, Philadelphia, i
present a talk and demonstrat
on this subject today at 2:30 p
in Room 2039 Natural Science Buil
ing. Mr. Perry is one of the leadi:
plywood engineers in the Unit
States. Forestry students who wi
to attend this lecture will be excus
from classes for that hour. All othea
interested are cordially invited.
Polonia Society Meeting: Reorgar
zation for second semester. Meet
Recreation Room in the Internation
Center, today at 8 p.m. Agend
Meeting Nite, Election Date, 1st Cl
Function, Refreshments and game
Students of Polish descent invited.
Program of Recorded Musi: Tj
first in this semester's series
Wednesday evening programs of r
corded music at the Internation
Center will be held today at 7:
p.m. The program for the evening I
Robert Schumann, Concerto in A 1
nor, played by Mtra Hess; Brahn
Concerto i D Major for violin a
orchestra, with Jascha Heifetz a
the Boston Symphony conducted I
Sorority Committee of JGP at 4:
today in the Michigan League.
Botanical Journal Club: Toda
4:00 p.m., Room 1139 N.S. Repor
by Marjie Gieful, "Human Path
gens"; Jean Hendrix, "Genetic
Studies in the Rusts"; Harriet Smit
"Relation of Polyploidy to the E:
pression of Physiological Character
Chairmen: E. B. Mains, L. E. We
Kindly note change of time. R
freshments will be served at 4:00 p.
The meeting will begin promptly
4:15 p.m.

New Editors Reaffirm
Free Editorial Policy
WE, THE NEW EDITORS, are entering our
positions at a particularly difficult time in
the life of The Daily.
The tremendous disruption of University life
caused by war presents serious problems in the
managing of a college newspaper not encoun-
tered in peacetime. Not only is the actual run-
ning of the paper rendered more difficult, but
additional functions are imposed upon the edi-
tors by way of having to serve a military as well
as a collegiate community.
In adapting themselves to the swiftly shifting
conditions imposed by the war, the editors of a
university publication are apt ti lose sight of
the liberal principles for which they fought in
less confused times. With the gearing of a col-
lege paper to a war community, it is all too easy
to forget that one very important function of
such a paper is to serve as a forum for the in-
telligent discussion of issues which are funda-
mental to the democratic way of life.
We wish to affirm here that, although we
will do everything we can to make The Daily
an effective agent in furthering the war effort,
we will also encourage the fullest airing of
basic political and social issues in our editorial
columns. We believe that the uninhibited dis-
eussion of such issues is as important to win-
ning the war gas is a military victory, and we
shall act on that belief.
WHILE WE individually will take definite
stands on important problems that arise,
we will keep our editorial columns open to the
presentation of all opinions, so long as they are
expressed fairly and logically..
As we assume our new positions, we are plac-
ing our faith in the statement of the Board in
Control that our editorial decisions will not be
interfered with, and we trust that the "busi-
ness relationship" which we have been told is
to exist between the Board and theditors will
not invalidate their assurances that we will
not be censored in any way.
It is our hope that the Board in Control and
the new editors will be able to cooperate in order
to put out the best Daily possible.
-John Erlewine, Managing Editor
Irving Jaffe, Editorial Director
Bud Brimmer, City Editor
Marion Ford, Associate Editor
Charlotte Conover, Associate Editor
Soldiers Deserve More
Hospitable Treatment
IT'S an accepted fact that the matter of morale
is important, and it's just as important to
the soldiers who are stationed on the University
of Michigan campus as to those at Camp Custer
or any other camp. That's why it is significant
that a soldier remarked the other day, "This is
the first time that I've felt at home since I've
been in Ann Arbor."
Someone is falling down on the job-a vital
job. Maybe it's the fault of the townspeople, °
maybe the USO, maybe the University, and
maybe the students. Probably all four are miss-
ing the mark. The important thing is that the
situation be remedied, as it easily can be. The
important thing is that every man in uniform
should be made to "feel at home" in Ann Arbor.


Captain Eddie Rickenbacker ought to give us
some facts. We all admire his heroism, but his
passionate criticism of the level of American
production now needs supporting data. The feel-
ing. he has left with millions of listeners and
readers is that he has looked over the American
industrial scene and that he is rather disgusted
with it. What, precisely, disgusts him? To pro-
claim such an attitude, and to fail to document it,
is to hurl a bitter arrow into the air, to fall to
earth one knows not where. Captain Rickenback-
er's arrows are making many wounds. Even a
hero cannot travel far without data in what is
essentially a factual argument.
We have it from Mr. Donald Nelson that the
United States is already outproducing the entire
Axis Mr. Nelson says that by the end of the year
we shall be outproducing the entire world in
munitions. These findings were confirmed last
fall in the learned and sober "Military Affairs;"
organ of the American Military Institute, in an
article by Edward S. Mason of the United States
Office of Strategic Services. You will observe that
these are authoritative statements. Is it Captain
Rickenbacker's opinion that these statements are
I suggest that if these statements are wrong,
Captain Rickenbacker should disprove them,
but if they are correct, he should include them
in his speeches to and about (and against) the
- American labor movement. Or, at least, there
should be some sign, some overtone, in his
declarations to indicate that he knows of them.
In which case, his statements to American la-
bor would have to read: "You men outproduced
the Axis by last fall; you will shortly outproduce
the world; but I am still completely against your
absenteeism, your occasional strikes, and your
concern with overtime pay, etc."
That would be at least a start toward factual
discussion, and in an atmosphere of factual dis-
cussion, America can live; points can. be made,
and answered; if they cannot be answered, hab-
its can be changed; evils can be remedied.
I suggest that, instead of making a factual case,
Captain Rickenbacker has merely floated an atti-
tude. He has, first, postulated a feeling of intense
bitterness in our soldiers against the civilian
population. ("If our soldiers knew all the facts,"
he says, "they would be madder than they are."
Well, do they know the facts? Do they know that
we are outproducing the Axis? If they do not
know this, shouldn't they know it, for the sake
of morale, and could they learn it from Captain
Rickenbacker's statements?)
Then, drawing the line between soldier and
civilian still more sharply, Captain .Rickenbacker
has suggested, at one time, that if the soldiers
were brought back and put in the factories, our
production would increase 30 to 40 per cent, and,
on another occasion, he has suggested that it
would be doubled. In offering these suggestions,
Captain Rickenbacker has actually set up a the-
ory: "The only obstacle that stands between us
and a 30-to-100 per cent increase in production
is lax labor effort." I should like evidence from
our transport people and our raw material ex-
perts on that point.
I should like the president of U.S. Steel to tell
ma "Ya m - ar e :al s :-- - -snl la .fn- anl of

facts, and facts alone, handled reverently and
humbly, will be able to save us.
That is why I say it is time for Captain Rick-
enbacker to make his argument factual. This
throwing-about of 30 per cents and 100 per
cents; all of it mingled with harsh frontal at-
tacks on the reform legislation of the last ten
years (legislation endorsed at elections by-ma-
jorities of the boys now fighting) ; this seems
to me to set up, not a contest of facts, but a
contest of attitudes; and to harden attitudes,
so that they become less susceptible to facts.
I think we can cure absenteeism by drawing a
line between workers who are absentees and
workers who are not. What does one cure by
drawing a line between workers and soldiers?
WASHINGTON--Vice Admiral Fred Horne,
assistant chief of Naval Operations, has been
holding some quiet blackboard talks with the
House and Senate Naval Affairs Committees,
and these talks have been a real step toward
Congressional-Executive cooperation. Horne, by
his frankness and willingness to admit Navy
mistakes, made a better impression than any
other Navy man appearing before Congress.
Horne was high in his praise of our naval offi-
cers and men; but frankly admitted that the
Navy was caught off guard in the Savo Island
battle of August 9, just after the Marines landed
at Guadalcanal. He said there was no excuse for
this defeat; that a board of inquiry was now
investigating; and there probably would be
heavy penalties for the guilty.
Horne said that apparently the captains of
the cruisers sunk had not ordered their men
to battle stations. He also revealed that an
Australian admiral that night was in command
of the "screening force" of cruisers and de-
stroyers supposed to be protecting the main
task force.
Horne admitted that the Australian officer
and Admiral Kelly Turner, chief of the Allied
task force, knew a Jap scouting fleet was in the
vicinity, but didn't figure it would risk an attack.
The commanders calculated that the earliest
possible time the Japs could reach Savo Island
was after daybreak next morning.
Therefore the Australian admiral left his flag-
ship, the Canberra, and spent the night on
Admiral Turner's flagship 25 miles from the
scene of battle. No orders were given meanwhile
to Australian and American officers under Tur-
ner and the Auqtralian, and they were caught
completely off base when the Japs struck at
about 1:50 a.m.
Japs Cornered in Aleutians
On the more optimistic side, Admiral Horne
reported the United States had sunk a great
many Jap cruisers, and that despite the defeat
at Savo Island, we had been definitely superior
in operational strategy.

Dies Committee
Must the country have two more
years of the Dies committee and its
smears and publicity stunts?
That question is now before the
House of Representatives since its
Rules Committee has voted to extend
the Dies group's life for that period
and also to increase its membership
from seven to eight so that it would
consist of five Democrats and three,
instead of two, Republicans.
The question is to be answered on
the Dies committee's own record. It
was created by the House in May,
1938. This means that it is now four
and a half years old and thus has had
a much longer life than the average
special committee in Congress. In;
these four and a half years, it has
received appropriations totaling $495,-
000. This is :not just a large sum for
a special committee. It is the largest:
amount any special committee has
ever, received.
Hasthe Dies committee been worth
it? Grant that it has done some good
work; the fact remains that in the
over-all its operations have been irre-.
sponsible, headline-seeking and de-
signed to damage the reputations of
many loyal, patriotic citizens. Its
chief result has been to confuse those
who, did not see through the basic
plan of keeping the name of an other-
wise unimportant Texas Congressman
in the news dispatches and lecture
This is total war, and total war calls
for streamlining. The Dies committee
should be cut out of the way and out
of the budget. There are 10,000 bet-
ter ways in which to spend the money.
it costs. -St. Louis Post-Dispatch
tralia at the request of the Austra-
lians, though the Army wanted to
keep him in command at Bataan.
Horne also made no attempt to
minimize the 'seriousness of the sub-
marine menace.
Tennessee Mountaineer
Secretary Hull, who bitterly resents
criticism of his cooperation with
North African Vichyites, has held
some bare-knuckled press conferences
recently. In one of them he was par-
ticularly resentful of Isidor F. Stone,
correspondent of Marshall Field's
newspaper PM.
One of Hull's aides had tipped him
off that Stone's original name was
"Feinstein", and that he had adopted
Stone as his pen name. (He is listed
in Who's Who as I. F. Stone, with
"Isidor Feinstein" in parentheses).
So when Stone asked Hull a question
regarding North: Africa, the Secretary
of State fired back:,
"What is your name?"
"I thought it was.. You have some
other name, too, have you not?"
"That is my name, Mr. Secretary."
Then continued a heated discus-
sion on North Africa, after which
Stone said:."Would you care for a
statement on my name?"
"I am not interested in your name."
"I think you stepped out of bounds,
Mr. Seretary."

Copies of regulations governing the
appointment of teachers in the Tole-
do, Ohio, school system have been re-
ceived. Those who are interested may
obtain further information at 201
Mason Hall, between 9 and 12 and 2
and 4.
University Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information
Bowling: The bowling alleys. at the
Women's Athletic Building are open
at the following hours: Daily, except
Saturday-3:30 to 6:00 p.m.; Satur-
day afternoon-1:00 to 6:00 p.m.; Ev-
ery evening-7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Academic 'Notices
University Choir (Ensemble 50):
Male voices are needed for the spring
term. Membership is open to students
in any school or college of the Uni-
versity whether electing the course
for credit or not. Rehearsals Monday,
through Friday at 11 o'clock in Lane
Hall. Sacred and secular a cappella
literature comprises the material for
study. Contact Hardin Van Deursen,
the director, Room 223, School of
Music Building.
Preliminary examinations in
French and German for the doctorate
will be held on Friday, Feb. 12, at 4
o'clock, in the Amphitheatre of Rack-
ham Building. Dictionaries may be
ROTC Section of Speech 31 will
meet in Room 4208 Angell Hall at 1
o'clock today. It will continue to
meet in Room 4203 at 2 o'clock on
Monday and Friday.
Seminar in Physical Chemistry will
meet today in Room 410 Chemistry
Building at 4:15 p.m. Professor J. C.
Halford will speak on "Isomerism and
the Assignment of Structural Formu-
las." All interested are invited.
Chem.-Met. 10: First meeting 7:30
a.m. Thursday, Section 4. All sections
bring laboratory manual, "Fuels and
their Analysis,"' by R. E. Townsend
to ,first class. Assignment pages 11
through 14. Room 4219 E. E.
University Lecture: Professor Meyer
Shapiro, of the Department of Fine
Arts, Columbia University, will lec-
ture on the subject, "The Content of
Modern Art" (illustrated) at 4:15
p.m., Thursday, February 11, in the
Rackham Amphitheatre, under . the
ny..~in2 ofih Tnn-+Maa . f of 'Wi

Women's Glee Club: Important
hearsal tonight at 7:30 in the K2
mazoo Room of the League. All
members please attend. Anyone
terested intrying-out is invited
do so at 7:00. Freshman girls,
pecially, are urged to try out, also
men interested in singing with
Glee Club on University Night.
Club picture will be taken on ]
day afternoon at 4:00. Wear wJ
blouses and dark skirts. Attenda
Far Eastern Art Room: Infor:
open house for Far Eastern Art s
dents, architectural students,
others interested. 8:00 p.m. shari
the south door of Alumni Memo
Hall. (No other door will be op
League Dance Class Commi
Meeting in the League at 5:10 i
today. There are positions open
all those interested in working c
ing the semester. If you cannot
tend, call Audrey Johnson at 2-4.
Crop and Saddle will ride as us
today. Important meeting afterwc
Michigan Dames music group
hold their meeting at the home
Mrs. H. J. Lange, 1127 E. Ann Str
this evening at 8 p.m. Miss Julia I
Wilson will be the speaker of
Coming Events
The School of Music Melody Mi
for Faculty, music students and
students taking music courses: En'
tainment and refreshment. Thurso
Feb. 11, at 7:45. Grand Rapids Rc
of the Michigan League.


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