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Red Cross News
THE following quotation is from a
recent letter from my brother, a
field director in the American Red
Cross in Africa:
"I liked your expression about
'not suffering from anything except
the shortages of things we shouldn't
have anyway.' Much to the point!
You can imagine how some of the
soldiers over here in the desert re-
act to a letter complaining of the
shortages of coffee and other sac-
rifices-especially if they've just
missed eating for a couple of days
or have had a week on beef and
biscuits. The complainers should
have visited a hospital with me,
where a boy who had just lost an
eye said he was going to learn to
shoot with his left eye and join the
infantry. No mention of sacrifice
* * * "The soldiers I've met from
the time we barged ashore have
been unanimously agreed on one
subject: that the U. S. Army Red
Cross club in Cairo is about the
best thing that ever happened for
a soldier on leave."
These remarks seem to me to be
particularly appropriate during the
present Red Cross fund campaign,
and in view of increased rationing
here at home.
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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.
Expediency of Plan
Should Decide Shift
WHILE each passing day makes the proposed
shift of payment of income tax to a pay-as-
you-go basis more difficult to carry out, riled
Congressmen are making their stands of support
or opposition to the proposed plans more vio-
Congress is making a veritable bottleneck out
of the proposals. If many more days elapse be-
fore the decision is made, the whole knotty
problem will have to wait another year.
The opposition to the much discussed Rumi
plan, the most logical one yet offered when
coupled with the withholding levy idea, has
been in the form of statements such as these:
1. That it will skip a year in tax revenue to
2. That it will "mushroom 100,000 or more
war millionaires," as was stated by Rep. Ber-
trand W. Gearhart (Rep.-Calif.)
Clarification of the issue involved is necessary.
Detailed and careful study of the points
mentioned above reduce them to absurdity.
Rather, the question of whether or not to have
a pay-as-you-go tax evolves in the end to a
matter of expediency.
There is no basis whatsoever for the first
argument that a program such as the Ruml plan
will cancel out a year of income tax to the gov-
ernment. Income taxes were collected last year,
the year before and the year before that. They
will be collected this year and they will be col-
lected next year. The issue at question is merely
a change in the method of collection of the tax a
year after the income is made to collection on
IF THE OPPONENTS of the Ruml plan succeed
in putting across their idea of payments on
'42 income plus a withholding levy on this year's
income, rather than meaning that the govern-
ment is not being cheated out of a year's taxes
in the shift to current payments, it will. mean
that the taxpayers will be making double pay-
ment. They will be paying two years' taxes in
If this idea of double payment is the secret
basis of these men's aims in view of the govern-
ment's dire need for revenue, wily do they stab
the Ruml plan in the back with false state-
ments? Why don't they come out and admit
their purpose? But regardless of the motive
of such an act, even if it be to provide two
years' revenue in place of one, it will place an
added burden on the people. This burden
could easily prove to be far too heavy for aver-
The second point of opposition involved is more
It embodies the ' problems that will arise in
connection with deaths and incomes that will be
smaller this year than they were last.
In connection with the latter idea, there is a
point for argument. Obviously, some incomes
received this year will be smaller than those
earned by the same individuals in 1942. As far
as this angle is concerned, the government will
lose the taxes on such differences in income.
However, it is perfectly feasible that a provision
could be added to the bill that would cover such
losses. The same holds true for taxes that would
be lost through deaths.
MOREOVER, the newcomers to the income
tax group must be taken into considera-
tion. A continuation of the old plan would
mean that the taxes on these incomes would
not be collected until 1944. On the pay-as-
you-go basis, these taxes would be collected
Or /eave ,fit
DAVE was from Grosse Pointe, Mich.; and a
classmate of mine at Phillips Exeter Acad-
emy. A native of Massachusetts myself, I was
thinking of going to a midwestern college, so I
thought I'd ask him about Michigan.
"Michigan? It's probably a good enough
school, but I certainly wouldn't ever go there
I asked him why. "Well, I don't know ... It's
just that people . . . I just wouldn't go there,
that's all." He didn't. He went to Princeton.
My English teacher, born in Texas, told me
the same story. "You live next door to the
only place where real culture . .. The Middle
West, barbaric in comparison . . . you don't
want to throw yourself away . . ." He was
completely sincere; for him, the East was "it."
I went to Michigan, anyway. Since I've been
here, I've wondered how Dave and my English
teacher got that way. I've wondered why so
many people raise their eyebrows in admiration
when Harvard or Yale or Princeton come into
"WHY, you can get a better education at those
Eastern schools. They pay more for their
profs." That's one answer, with an element of
truth in it. The private schools of the East, with
their large endowments, can, in some cases, hire
("call," the trade terms it) good men away from
less wealthy state-supported institutions.
When people talk in hushed tones of Har-
vard, they're not thinking of one of the few
Sanskrit experts in the world, Professor Clark,
or even of Dean Landis of the Law School.
When father and mother scrape up those extra
dollars to send Junior East, or when Junior self-
pityingly wishes they had, they're all thinking of
more worldly things than Law or Classical Lang-
uages. They're picturing Culture, not as some-
thing that you get first from books and then
from professors-at any university-but as some-
thing you get exclusively at Yale, Harvard,
Princeton, Dartmouth, Williams, or Amherst.
Something which the Morgans and the Vander-
bilts pay good money for which may give you a
chance to join an "exclusive club."
Prestige, if you want to call it that-that's
what the Eastern schools really offer. It's what
Middle Westerners mean when they say they
wish they could have gone to Harvard.
PERHAPS you think that all this is prejudiced
-that you actually get something in an
Eastern school that you don't get here. You do
get, in your specialty, certain high-salaried pro-
fessors. But for a general education, or an in-
teresting and pleasant four years, I don't think
you get anything more.
When that does happen, Washington won't
be swarming with Harvard men, but rather
with alumni of Michigan, California, Illinois,
Wisconsin, and Texas. At this University,
people won't shrink from unorthodox thinking
and free expression "because it's a state
school." Rather, they'll be saying that Michi-
gan encourages men to search, unafraid, for
the truth-because it is a state school, because
it is paid for by the people rather than by the
tuitions or philanthropies of the very rich,
There may still be a few left, even then, who
will worship an A.B. from Princeton, confident
that it mnakes vonr blnd blue and Your skin
L Be Right
By SAMUEL GRAFTON '
NEW YORK, March 13.- Some Democrats in
the House are showing a tendency to take a
long walk during important votes. They have
become the little men who weren't there. As
these few Democrats vanish, sidling out the
doors, the House becomes a Republican House,
for the official Democratic lead, 222 to 208, is
I, have talked much about obscurantism, but
this is the choicest obscurantism of them all.
You don't vote yes, you don't vote no; you merely
go for a stroll. Democrats who suddenly feel the
need of fresh air thus avoid voting against their
own administration, and avoid voting for it,
merely at the price of marking themselves down
as men who have nothing to say during a world
crisis. Democrats have thus let the Republicans
pass at least four measures, by straight partly-
One measure would prevent many govern-
ment departments from sending out free mail.
It passed 204 to 201, all but two Republicans
voting for it. Another measure took $3,800,-
000 from the Federal Home Loan Bank Admin-
istration. Two other amendments cut two
other bureaus in the same way. One really
wild proposal, which would have left the Fed-
eral Communications Commission without a
penny (even for policing the air against ille-
gal short-wave transmitters) was halted only
by desperate efforts.
One correspondent says prominent Democrats
have been seen on the floor just before one of
these key votes but not during. Another writer,
Mr. Charles van Devander, who has been compil-
ing these instances, cites, as a typical House vote
on an important appropriation amendment, such
figures as 84 to 36, all 84 being Republicans and
36 being Democrats. The balance of power was
outside having a smoke. It had found the perfect
device for hitting what happens to be the war-
time administration while seeming only to, be
waiting for a street car or to be engaged in some
other innocent activity.
Before I forget I should like to list some other
murky and obscure Congressional devices which
have come along since the last time I tallied
They all have the same characteristic feature
of indirection, the oblique push, the sidewise,
HERE'S one: A great to-do is being raised in
Congress against "destroying the banks" and
thereby keeping them from being able to go on
selling war bonds, as the banks have been doing,
patriotically and without profit. If anything
menaces the banks and their war work, we ought
to know of it. What is this menace?
It turns out to be a vital Department of Ag-
griculture plan for lending $225,000,000 to
small farmers, in $2,500-$7,500 bites, to enable
them to increase their food production. This
modest scheme, particularly important to
farmers who are furthest from capacity op-
erations for lack of capital, is dressed up to
look like sure death to our war loan program;
it will complete with and finish the banks;
thus they will not be able to sell war bonds;
the war will go to the bowwows. All done
with $255,000,000 of small loans to small men.
Some obscurantists take a walk and leave the
administration in danger of doing without com-
munications control; and others make irrelevant
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AN Christian Smuts, that master-
statesman who emerged during'
World War I, recently said of the
Jews: "Protests today might prove,
availing and the senseless butchery
continue, but at any rate, we shall
have placed on record the retribution
which surely awaits its perpetrators."
As we come to a place in the slow
hard way of war where post-war set-
tlement must become a part of war
effort, the scape-goat tragedy should
have special attention and construc-
tive thought beyond mere retribution.
In ancient Israel, the priest killed a
perfect lamb and burned it as a sym-
bol of expiation, the hope and effort
of the worshippers ascending as
thanksgiving to God. The goat that
symbolically bore the confessed sins
of those worshippers away to Ge-
henna, where he perished. Today the
Jews of the world are led off to a
"gehenna" which is worse than any
desert of starvation. The symbol has
turned to reality as if to curse the in-
tellectual arrogance which cuts short
our spiritual growth within that mod-
ern enlightenment of which Israel
has contributed so generously.
And what can we do about it? We
can restudy our heritage and initi-
ate the truth. Through the Jews
came our Commandments, the
basis of western legal codes; came
Jesus of Nazareth, the founder of
our Christian religion; the altar
and its sacrificial element in com-
mon life; and the Bible, now the
very core of both our religious as-
piration and our ethical perspec-
tive; as well as customs, symbols
and attitudes too numerous to list.
IF the schools of the United Nations
would incorporate in their curricula
and teach to all children and youth
for the next one hundred years these
basic cultural facts, we would be on
our way toward expiation. The sins
of the Nazi against the Jew will never
be adequately recompensated until
Israel is honored.
THE Inter-Cultural Bureau of Re-
search, under the authorship of
William E. Vicery and Stewart G.
Cole, has just published a book for
American schools which may well be-
come a significant beginning. How-
ever, eventually and that speedily,
this problem should engage the best
minds and the ablest institutions of
learning. War and the tensions which
indicate unrest in India, in Latin
countries, in Europe, in Africa and in
the United States can not be torn up
by the roots lest peace be torn up also,
but those tensions can be overcome by
grace from Almighty God. Only a
deep and persistent magnanimity on
the part of those great majorities
which enjoy prestige, control the re-
sources of mankind and can cling te-
naciously to a distant social purpose
will be equal to the task.
-E. W. Blakemore
Counselor in Religious Education
in the wholly unexceptionable ac-
tivity of promoting the sale of war
A man is absent. His absence is bel-
ligerent and meaningful; it has direc-
tion. A man makes a sudden, irrele-
vant speech for war bonds. He is kill-
ing an important part of the farm
program. These indirections color the
Congressional approach to the politi-
cal campaign of next year. Obscur-
antism is riding high. These devices
go with such pleas as to leave the
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SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 1943
VOL. LI No. 113m
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Wells Bennett, Dean9
German Table for Faculty Members willv
meet Monday at 12:10 p.m. in the Found-
ers' Room, Michigan Union. Members of
all departments are cordially invited.a
There will be a brief talk on "Pflanzen,g
die Gummi produzieren" by Mr. OttoN
Kothe-Hildner Annual German Lan-I
guage Award offered students in Coursesr
31 and 32. The contest, a translation test1
(German English and English-German),C
carries, two stipends of $20 and $30, and
will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday,
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-1
Bronson-Thomas Annual German Lan-
guage Award offered juniors and seniorsr
in German. The contest will be held from
2 to 5 o'clock Thursday, March 25, in room3
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 not1
yet handed in their applications should
do so immediately in room 204 University
The American Association of University
Women Fellowship: The Ann Arbor-Ypsi-I
lanti Branch of the A.A.U.W. is again offer-
ing a fellowship for the year 1943-1944 in
honor of Dr. May Preston Slosson. This
fellowship is open to women students for
;raduate study in any field. Application
blanks may be obtained now from the
3raduate School Office and must be re-
turned to that office no later than March
15 in order to receive consideration.
Registration for summer jobs: The an-
nual registration for students looking for
summer employment is being held this
week at the University Bureau of Appoint-
ments, Room 205 Mason Hall. Any stu-
dent interested in camp work, camp coun-
selling, educational advising, and all types
of summer jobs are asked to call at the
office for a registration form to enroll.
Registration forms will be gien out
through Tuesday of next week.
University Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information
University Lectures: A Symposium on
Traumatic Shock will be conducted by
Dr. Carl J. Wiggers, Professor of Physiol-
ogy, Medical School, Western Reserve Uni-
versity; Dr. Roy D. McClure, Surgeon-in-
Chief, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit; Dr.
Frederick A. Coller, Chairman of the De-
partment of Surgery, University of Michi-
gan; with Dr. Cyrus C. Sturgis, Chair-
man of the Department of Internal Medi-
cine, presiding; under the auspices of the
Medical School and of the Michigan Acad-
emy of Science, Arts, and Letters, on Fri-
day, March 26, at 4:15 p.m. in the Kellogg
Auditorium. The public is invited.
University Lecture: Dr. Merle Curti,
Professor of History, University of Wis-
consin, will lecture on the subject, "The
Impact of American Wars on Education",
under the auspices of the School of Edu-
cation and the Department of History, on
Thursday, March 25, at 4:15 p.m. in the
Rackham Amphitheatre. The public is
Change in Date of Lecture: Dr. Dow v.
Baxter, Associate Professor of Silvics and
ForestPathology at the University of Mich-
igan, will lecture on the subject, "Alaska,"
under the auspices of Sigma Gamma Ep-
silon and the Geology Department, on
Tuesday, March 23 (instead of March 16
as previously announced), at 4:15 p.m. in
the Rackham Amphitheatre. The public
French Lecture: Dr. Abraham Herman
of the Romance Language Department
will give the seventh and last of the
French Lectures sponsored by the Cercle
Francais entitled: "La Culture Francaise
en Amerique," on Wednesday, March 17,
at 4:15 p.m. in Room D, Alumni Memorial
Biological Chemistry Seminar will meet
at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, in
Room 319 West Medical Building. "Nutri-
tive Value of Butter and the Margarines"
will be discussed. All interested are in-
All sections of M.S. 1 (Conference) will
meet in the Natural Science Auditorium
at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16.
-Capt. Swyler and Lieut. Reizman
Bacteriology 312 Seminar will meet
Tuesday, March 16, at 4:15 p.m. in Room
1564 East Medical Building. Subject:
"The inactivation of the Eastern Equine
Encephalomyelitis virus by chlorine and
by penicillin B." All interested are invit-
Eng. 2, see. 7 (MWF. 9-200 SW) will
move to 408-9 Lib. beginning Monday.
R. G. Walker
Eng. 2, See. 6 (MWF. 8-3231 AH) will
meet in the Basement Seminar Room of
Lane Hall beginning Monday.
R. F. Haugh
Eng. 33, sec. 1 IMwF. 9-3231 AH) will
neet in the Basement Seminar Room of
Lane Hall beginning Monday.
N. E. Nelson
History 12, section 24 (WS at 9 o'clock),
which formerly met in Room 2014 Angell
Hall, has been changed to Room 406 a
brary. -Harry Deries
Faculty Concert: Four Beethoven sona-
tas for piano and violin will be heard at
8:30 this evening in Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre, when Gilbert Ross, violinist, and
Mabel Ross Rhead, pianist. will present
the second in a series of three Sunday eve-
ning recitals devoted to the complete
group of sonatas by the composer.
The programs are open to the public
without charge and without use of tickets.
Choral Union Concert: Nelson Eddy.
assisted by Theodore Paxson, pianist, will
give the tenth Choral Union concert
Wednesday evening, March 17, at 8:30
o'clock, in Hill Auditorium. A limited
number of tickets are still available at the
offices of the University Musical Society
in Burton Memorial Tower. A Limited
number of standing room tickets will also
be placed on sale the evening of the con-
cert. -Charles A. Sink, President
Exhibition, College of Architecture and
Design: Italian majolica loand from col-
lection of Detroit Institute of Arts-
pitchers, bowls, plates and tiles of 14th
& 15th centuries; also fragments typical
of several phases of majolica technique.
Ground floor corridor, Architecture Build-
ing. Open daily, 9 to 5, except Sunday.
until March 26. The public is invited.
Mortarboard Members will meet at 6:30
this evening in the Undergraduate Coun-
The Graduate Outing Club will meet at
2:30 p.m. today at the west entrance of
the Rackham Building on Huron Street
for a Camera Hike. All graduate and pro-
fessional students, with or without cam-
era, are welcome.
A series of Sunday evening movies on
war activities will be presented by the
University Extension Service and the
Michigan Union at 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. be-
ginning today in the auditorium of the
Kellogg Foundation Institute.
Program: "Campus on the March";
"Negro Colleges in Wartime"; "Manpow-
er", and "Battle Is Our Business".
The Lutheran Student Association will
meet today at 5:30 p.m. Miss Ann Keil,
social worker for the Lutheran Church
in the Willow Run area, will be the
The Romance Language Journal Club
will meet at 4:10 p.m. on Monday, March
15, in the East Conference Room of the
Rackham Building. Professor Michael S.
Pargment will speak on "The Training of
College Teachers in Modern Foreign Lan-
The English Journal Club will meet
Tuesday, March 16, at 7:45 p.m. in the
West Conference Room of the Rackham
Building. Mr. Cecil A. Blue will present
a paper entitled "White Authors and
Black Subjects," dealing with the sub-
ject of the Negro as pictured by non-
Negro writers. Faculty members and grad-
uate students are invited.
Attention, Marine Reservists: There
will be a meeting of the Marine Reservists
at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, in the
Union. Be prompt!
Sigma Rho Tau will hold a meeting for
all Engineers interested in Engineering
speech traming Tuesday, March 16, at
7:30 in the Union. Freshmen and Trans-
fer Engineers are especially welcome.
Sigma Gamma Epsilon business meet-
ing will be held at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday,
March 16, in the Rusell seminar room.
Meeting will be short; members please
Post-War Council Meeting: "Post-War
Japan" will be the subject of the Post-
War Council's program to be held Mon-
day, March 15, at 4:30 p.m. in the League.
Speakers on the panel will be Edward W.
Mill of the Political Science Department
and Dr. Joseph K. Yamagiva of the Japa-
nese Department. Service men are espe-
cially invited. Refreshments.
First Congregational Church:
9:30 a.m. Junior and Intermediate Depts.
10:30 a.m. The Primary and Kinder-
10:45 a.m. Service of Public Worship.
Dr. Parr's subject will be: "Your Heri-
tage: The Beautiful and Good."
3:00 p.m. Religious Instruction Class.
5:30 p.m. Ariston League. Professor
Knott will speak on "Our Chief Source of
7:00 p.m. Joint meeting of the Student
Fellowship and the Disciples Guild in the
Congregational Church. Prof. Peter A.
Ostafin will speak on "The Problem of
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church: 8:00
a.m. Holy Communion (Corporate Com-
munion of Confirmation class ); 11:00
a.m. Junior Church; 11:00 a.m. Holy Com-
munion and Sermon by the Rev. Henry