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Editorial Staff

John Erlewine .
Bud Brimm r
Leon Gordenker
Marion Ford.
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Betty Harvey .
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Europe's Children ..
ONE IS SURPRISED to read in.
the recent issue of Time that
"A deputation including the Arch-
bishop of Canterbury and Cardinal,
Hinsley approached Home Secre-
tary Morrison with a plea, for 2,000
visas for Jewish children who
aight have a chance to get out cf
Europe if they could find..a, place
to go. Morrison's reply; Only.those,
with close relatives in Britain
(some 250) could enter. Morrison
significantly added: Granting, the
others visas would cause anti-semi-
tism in this country.,
Unlike the British children
who were shipped to the U.S. in
boatloads at the staff ot the blty
on Great Britain, these children,
and the rest of the Jews in oc u-
pied Europe for that matter, agre
in imminent danger of being
slaughtered to satiate the fanati-
cisms of a, perverted neurotic who.
controls. occupied Europe.
Contending that the allowing of
2,000 Jewish children to enter
Great Britain would cause anti-
semitism sounds unreasonable. If
a. people, who are presumably fight-
ing for "freedom" for themseIes
and the rest of the world, would
let such a minor and humane act
cause them to hate another people,
they are hypocritical in their strug-
UT Mr. Morriscn's sentiments
-are. not those of the British
people; rather,. he is merely echo-
ing the attitude of his colleagues
who are leading Britain at present,
those who are responsible for the
decisions made regarding India and
Bertrand Russell, in his recent
address on the campus, made men-
tion of the antipathetical attitude
of the American people toward the
British. He was right, such an
attitude does exist. It was not
brought about by the sending of
British children to the U.S., how-
ever; it was brought about by the
manifest narrow-mindedness and


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WASHINGTON, March 9.-Real
truth about the famous meeting.
between Democratic National Com-
mittee members and 1te President
was that the President himself put
forward the fourth term idea in a
negative way, saying he could not
take it. But committee members
said the idea was put forward very
much like the man who says he
cannot come to dinner but wants
to be urged.
There was no urging from any
of the Democrats present except
ex-Gov. Olson of California..
From the rest came stony silence.
Here is the complete off-the-rec-
ord. story of one of the frostiest
meetings between Democratic lead-
ers. and their chief in the ten long
years of the Roosevelt administra-
Before they went to the White
House, the leaders met at the May-
flower Motel to discuss their strat-
egy. They had been selected by
Frank Walker as the result of a
stormy session of the entire com-
mittee in. Chicago at which there
was open revolt against the Presi-
dent, and at which it was decided
Wp send a small delegation to the
White House to tell him so.
Nine committee members were
picked, plus five executives of
the party. At the advance meet-
ing at the Mayflower, it was sug-
gested that one difficulty would
be to keep the President from
doing all the talking, and to get
conservatism of their leaders at a
time when these ideas must needs
be discarded.-
Perhaps it is necessary to re-
mind these leaders that they are
living in a changing world, and a
country' ruled with static ideas
will not exist long in this world.
If Great Britain continues its
policy df ignoring the situation of
the Jews in Europe, the U.S. should
do something about it, immediately
if possible. -Merwin Moskowitz

him to listen to the delegation's
Bill of Com plaints
So Frank Walker suggested that
three be appointed to do the talk-
ing. Frank McHale, of Indiana,
agreed that this was a good idea,
and suggested James Noe, of Louis-
iana, to represent the South, James
Quigley, of Nebraska, for the West,
and Mrs. Emma Guffey Miller, of
Pennsylvania, for the East. Appar-
ently Walker thought these three
were too forthright. He is under-
stood to have had in mind Mrs.
Carolyn Wolfe, of Utah, 0. S. War-
den, of Montana, and ex-Governor
Olson of California, known to be
more friendly to the President. So
Walker shifted his suggestion to a
previous one that the delegation
draw up a written statement nam-
ing their complaints.
The strategy was that if the
President did all the talking, then
they could leave this bill of com-
plaint with him.
So the bill of complaint was
drafted. It began with this sen-
tence: "Jimmy Noe says that the
party is in a hell of a mess."
Then for three pages, single-
spaced, it proceeded to detail the
woes of the party, casting vitriolic
condemnation on Harry Hop-
kins, Madame Secretary Perkins,
Gov. Rex Tugwell of Puerto Rico,
Secretary of Agriculture Wick-
ard, Governor of the Farm Credit
Administration Black and others.
It was proposed that all of them
be fired immediately.
During these discussions, McHale
of Indiana referred to Secretary
Wickard as. "cheap." He said he
had gone to school with Wickard
and he didn't know where the
President got the idea to bring
him to Washington and have him
attempt to control food.
"He doesn't even know his way
around Indiana," was McHale's
cryptic remark.
(Copyright, 1943, United Features Synd.)

Telephone 23-24-1

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

GOAL-$1 ,000
Men May Aid War Fund
In Drive Opening Today
THE WOMFN of the U iversity and the pe ple
of Washtenaw County are well on their way
in their campaigns to collect money for the War
Fund of the American Red Cross. The men of
the University will have an opportunity in the
next ten days to do their part.
Centered in the Unioij, the , #o amass
$19,44 will give every man whethr belouing
to a dormitory, fraternity or 'eoper*tiv, an.
opportunity to buy a membership in the Red
Cross. It will be more a personal investpent
for them than any other grol bceause it will
be they who are going to boefit directly.
It isn't necessary to detail all the good work
that the Red Cross is doing in this war. This
humanitarian army is just as active as any grvup
of our armed forces. Wherever they set up their
posts they-bring comfort, aid and respite to those
suffering directly from the war. The Re, Cross
flag is marked by a cross; they live to this sym-
It is the personal responsibility of every man
on campus to see that the work of the Red
Cross is carried on and iintensaWed, In the
future they may give devout thanks that
they paid a dollar for their life.
-Mary Roflar
African Policies Signal
Defeat for Democracy
HE POLITICAL situation in North Africa con-
tinues in that muddled state which makes
liberals everywhere doubt both the wisdom and
sincerity of the State Department. Cordell Hull
persists in distinguishing between a. political war
and a military war, a distinction so subtle that
it has no validity whatsoever. We cannot win
the war if our military successes are to be
matched by shocking diplomatic blunders.
The dealings of the American government with
Darlan could perhaps be countenanced' under
the excuse of "expediency," but what excuse can
be offered for the recall of Peyrouton from
Argentina, where he was serving as Vichy ambas-
sador, and his subsequent appointment to the
Governor-Generalship of Algiers?
Peyrouton has been a consistent pro-Nazi
ever since the beginning of the war. Hi: so-
called break with Laval was a purely personal
matter, not inspired by any patriotic motives.
He is a notorious anti-Sente and while gov-
ernor of Tunisia forbade trade union actvity.
It was Peyrouton who built the first coeen-
tration camp on French soil. 'is Fascist,
anti-democratie tactics are being continued
in North Africa.
JNOW; more than three months after the Ameri-
can occupation, North Africa is, in political
policy, a Vichy-dominated territory. Although
most of the Aighting French have been released,
thousands of other anti-Fascists are being held
in concentration camps and subjected -to .the
same treatment they received under the Vichy
regime. The number eliminated by typhus, scur-
vy, and other diseases resulting from the condi-
tions under which they are forced to live -can
only be estimated.
The North African situation is not only
appalling in itself: it sets a 4precedent 'for
Allied action in reoccupied and captured ter-
r.tnr..a whinh emw -n 1 a ahaalntsa -anse-4

This Is the Way We
Can Lose the Peace
APPARENTLY we students have been laboiug
under a sad delusion. We have been told
that this time the post-war world will be difer-
ent, that we can do much to bring about a just
and durable peace.
We have our Post-War Council to talk about
peace plans; we have government commissions
created to conduct research in eduoatinal, eco-
noinic, religious,- political apd social problems.
And from the interest ansd fair-mindedness that.
prevails on this campus, in general, there was
reason to hope that-maybe-this time the peace
settlement would be different.
But last week-end an editorial appeared in
The Plymouth Mail; our fond hopes are qow
strong -"doubts. Elton R. Eaton, editor of tihis
independent newspaper, was replying to a let"r.
wvritten by the Rev. Mr. Verle Carson of the
Methodist Church.
The Rev. Carson had maintained the color
of the skin and the nation from which one
springs is not a true indication of one's moral
status. Birth in the white race does not make
a man pure, nor does birth in the yellow race
take a iman a oward. Americans of Japnese
ancestry are neither "cheaters, rodets, ild
beasts or dirty Japs." They are American
citizens. As such, by our laws and . by our
ideals, they are entitled to decent respect and
treatment - pntil. they are proved disloyal."
H1IE, in part, is Mr. Eaton's reply: "We utter-
1 disagree with him about thesneaking Japs
and we reaffirm our declaration that there is no
place on the soil of this country for any Jap. We
do not recognize them as human beings, and
therefore there is no race issue involved
Japanese history provides sufficient proof of the
fact tfiat the Jap is a beast in human form. ..
How can any man, especially one clthed in 'tie
garments of 'the pulpit, defend a vicious, sneak-
ing, killing mass of beasts that would exterrai-
nate from the face of the earth the American
nation-the ONE iation that has offered relig-
ious and personal freedom to all people?"
Such ideas, were they voiced by someone
standing on a street corner, could be shrugged
off, 'but not when they appear in print. The
newspaper is one of the most vital, ptet, infu-
enfial 'forms of propaganda being used today.
When it is misused for the purpose of spreading
hatred, then it is' time to call a halt
H W can we hope to bring about a permanent
'world peace if Mr. Eaton's attitude is to be
the basis for a post-war settlement? How can
the Japanese trust America if such beliefs are
accepted by her citizens?
Too many people not only read such- Nazi
ideas of race and national superiority; they
believe them! They- argue along ,with Mr.
Eaton that "there is no such thing as 'justice
or righteousness' in dealing wih the verini
that spaws Only hrate, deatht, detrjtioumd
sorrow over the world." They preach hatred
and murder; they scream in their faLse patri-
otist: "We have but one wish in our heart-
and that is to see the enemies of OUR COUN-
TRY so thoroughly crushed to earth that they
can never again force a war upon lumanity.
If it is necessary to KILL every Jap and every
enemy we have, -to accomplish this purpose,
then let them be KILLED!"
These are the principles which American hope
to crush; these are the principles for which civil-
ians are sacrificing their gas and food and cloth-
ing; these are the principles for which our men
A.V _gilnvm~ idi n m;. 2A o:aal in Wrmr

NEW YORK, March 9.- If an American gov-
ernment agency, praises a fascist, from Darlan to
Franco, almost no one in Congress seems to rind.
But let an agency praise Mr. Roosevelt, and it
makes -a scandal.
Representative Taber (Rep.-N.Y.) is on the
warpath against the Office of War Information
. because the said Office of War Information has
published 'a pamphlet called "The Life of Frank-
lin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United
States." The name is Roosevelt, the man is the
32n d President, but Mr. Taber doesn't think the
Office of War Information should have men-
tioned it.
The pamphlet is designed to be distributed
among civilian populations abroad. Most of
these foreign peoples want to know something
about Mr. B. '- They have legitimate curiosity.
Mr. B1. can, as Commander-in-Chief, order the
invasion of any one of the several dozen coun-
tries. The people in these countries, and
others, would like to know what sot of cha
he is, good fellow or bad. His reputation might
'make things easier for our soldiers.
"Can't use. it," says Mr. Taber.. "It's fourth
term propaganda." We can praise Franco to
help win our war, but not Franklin
In fact, I have heard members of Congress
say there is no man in the world so low, so un-
speakable, so vile, that we should not work with
him, if we can. One might suppose we would be
gexnerolls enough to let Mr. R. pass that rather
easy test, and that we ought to make any possible
use we can of the President, along with Peyrou-
top. Not so. Mr. R. is allowed to run the war,
but the fact is not to be dwelled upo-n.
The fact is the President does have a tre-
mendous reputation in many backwaters of
.:the world. Observers used to note, two or
tiwee years ago, that even in remote villages
of the Balkans movie audiences would cheer
when Mr. Roosevelt's picture turned up in a
These Serbs and Bulgarians may not have
had a proper understanding of the importance
of: the Supreme Court issue, but it remains true
that they did like one of our boys enormously.
We ought to work with that fellow. He seems
to have something.
What are we so afraid of? Come, boys, a little
more joie de vivre. It isn't so serious, really.
One, of Mr.- Taber's arguments is that an Amer-
ican soldier night stumble upon this pamphlet,
read it, and have his reason become so unhinged
he might vote for Mr. Roosevelt in 1944.
It is mul'i more likely that one of our boys
will stumble on our praise of Franco, and try
to collate that- with the Four Freedoms, and
that he will then be really politically disturbed.
That -is not considered an issue. Our eyes turn
inward for our issues, even as our troops go out-
And when the President of the United States
beomes an unmentionable, we ,are given a sud-
den, stunning glimpse into our difficulties in
lisping our story to the world.


All notices for the Daijy Official Bul-
letin are to be sent to the Offie of the
President in typewritten form by 3;3
p.m4. of the dat preceding its pubnea-
tion, except on Saturday when the no-
tices should be submitted by 11:34 aw.
Not ,.s
Student Tea: President and Mrs..tuth-
'be at home to students Wednea-
day afternoon, March 10, from 4 to 6,
o' clock.
Students enterAng, the aried services: It
would be advisable for all students enter-
ing the armed services to, take ith them
a transcript of their college. record. T4
view of the large number of transcripts
which will be called for, it - is" necessary
that a student make -application - at least
three days in advance-of the date When
he expects to withdraw.
B. D. Thuina,-
Armed Sl r#es epresentative
Faculty of the College of Lierature, Sci-
uce, and the Arts: 'The five-week~ fresh-
man reports will be due Saturday, March
13, in the Academic Counselors' Office, 10$
Mason Hall. .
Arthur Van Duren,
Chairman, Academic Counselors
Mentor Reports: Reports on standings
of all Engineering fresenten will be e-
pected from faculty members.during the,
lth week and again during the 11th week
of the semester. These two reports will
be due March 20 .and April 24. leport
blanks will be furnished by camp s mail.,
Please refer routine questions to Mass Ma-
son, Extension 744, afternoons 0Wo will
handle the reports; otherwlse, call A. D..
Moore, Head Mentor, Extension 2136.
.Bronson-Thonas Annual German Lan-
guage Award offered juniors and seniors
in German. The contest will be held from:
2 to 5 o'clock Thursday, March 25, in room
203 University Hall. The award, - in -the
amount of $32. will be presented to the
student writing the best essay. dealing
with some phase in the development of
German literature from 1750-1900. Students
who wish to compete and who have not
yet handed in their applications 'should
Jo so immediately in room 204 University
oti-e- ildnler . Annuu al ernan Lau,
guage Award offered studentsin Courses
,1 and 32. The contest, atranslation test
(Derma a English and Eiglish-Uernua),
carrles two st pencs of $20 and $30, and
will be held from 2 to 4 p UVTursaay,
March 25, in room 203 University Hall.
Students who wish to compete and who
have not yet handed in their applications
should do so immediately in 204.:Univer-
sity Hal.
Registration for .Summer Jobs: The an-
nual registration for students looking for
world, unable to say anything

summer employment will be held Wed-
nesday, March 10, at 4:15 p.m. in Room
205 Mason Hall. This refers particularly
'oeduoatiohal adviser~s, camp counseling,
and all types of summer jobs.
University Bureau of Appointments
and occupational Information
J. P. A.-Apply for the Junior Profes-
stonai Assistant examination to be eligible
for Federal positions paying $;,000, $1,800
anq $t,620 a year plus 21% overtime. Sen-
ior students who will complete work in
one semnester and graduates may apply
now .. Persons will be appointed to do
professional,,sub-professional, technical, or
semni-technical work in connection with
various governmentalaractivities In the
war- program. There are no options, but
stuidents are particularly desired in the
fields of public administration, business
adinistration, economics, economic -geog-
raphy ,library science, history, public wel-
ta)re, statistics, mathematics and agricul-
ture. No closing date for applications has
been announced, but an, examination will.
be given as soon as sufficient applications
have been received. Women are particu-
larly desired. Obtain application forms
from the office of the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, 201 Mason Hall, office hours 9-12
and 2-4.
Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information
UnAyersity Lecture: Sir Bernard Pares,
English historian and diplomat, will lec-
ture on the subject, "Russia Now," under
the auspices of the Department of His-
tory, today at 4:15 p.m. In the Rackhain
Latin American Lecture:. Robert Friers,
the Vagabond Reporter, will present a
movie lecture, "Wheels over the Andes,"
tonight at 8:15 in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre, under the auspices of La Socie-
dad Hispanica. This lecture- will be in
English. Open to the public. Tickets
mnay be procured at the bookstores, the
Ro mance Languages Office, and the box
Lecture: ' Dr. Dow V. Baxter, Associate
Professor of Silvis and Forest Pathology
at the" University of Michigan, will lee-
ture on the subject, "Alaska," under the
auspices of Sigma Gamma Epsilon and
the Geology Department, on Tuesday.
March 16, at 4:15, p.m. in the Raekbani
Amphitlheatr-e. The public is invited.
Mathematics Club wili meet this
evening at 8 o'clock in the Wiest Confer-
ence Room, Rackham Building. Professor
rhrall will speak on "S-me Remarks on
Modern Algebra."
Botanical Journal Club will meet on
wednesday, March 10, at 4:00 p.m. in
Room N.'8. 1139.
Reports by: Beth Woolsey, "Develop-
mental anatomy of the shoot of Zea Mays";
Eleanor Garthwaite, "Historical responses

ROTC Drill (Wednesday section): Sec-
ond Battalion will Fall In on Hoover Street,
in front of the IM Building, in uniform
with street shoes. First Battalion will form
inside the IM Building as usual. Group II
Officers will be prepared to give instruc-
tions on March Security and Bayonet
Positions and Movements. A copy of FM-
23-25 (Bayonet) is available in the Cadet
Office, and may be consulted by Cadet
Exhibition under the auspices of the In-
stitute of Fine Arts: Metal Work from Is-
lamic countries (Iran, Egypt, and Syria).
Rackham School, through March 11. Every
afternoon, except Sundays, 2:00-5:00.
Exhibit: Museum of Art and Archaeol-
ogy, Newberry Hall. Photographs of Tu-
nisia by George R. Swain, Official 'Phro-
tographer to the University of Michigan
Expedition to North Africa in 1925. Tunis,
Medjez-el-Bab, Tozeur, Tebessa, Sfax,
Matmata 'country.
Exhibition, College of Architecture and
R esign: Class work in the course in cam-
ouflage showing techniques and materials
is being displayed in the ground floor
corridor of the Architecture Building until
March 10. Open daily 9 to 5 except Sun-
day. The public is invited.
Events Today
The Pre-Medical meeting will not take.
place this evening as previously announced.
Watch the D.O.E. for the next announce-
A.I.Ch.E. meeting tonight at 7:30 in
Room 1213 E. Engineering Bidg. Professor
J. H. Cissel will talk on "The Failure of
the Tacoma Bridge" (illustrated).
Polonia Society will meet tonight at 8:00
in the International Center. Agenda: Next
social function, cooperating, with Detroit
Clubs. Refreshments. All students of
Polish descent are invited. '
The Play Reading Section of the Fac-
ulty Women's Club will meet today at 2:15
p.m. in the Mary B. Henderson Room of
the Michigan League.
Michigan Dames: General meeting to-
might at 8:15 in the Michigan Leagu;.
Mrs. W. Carl Rufus '%ill spcak ton "Civillult.
Air Patrol and Personal Expe rienicei."
AMars meeting of ev ryone interegted In
, ientrse -Ncy Uipson's brain skit for J.G.P. in the
Leag4ue today at 5:00 pam. Acting experi-
ence not needed.
Christian Science Organization will meet
tonight at 8:15in Rooms D and E of the
Michigan League.

Coming Events
Gallery alk on the exhibit of "Metal-
work in Islamic Countries" by Professor
Richard Ettiughausen on Thursday, March
11, at 8:00 p.m. in the Exhibition Gallery
of the Rackham Building.




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