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WASHINGTON, May 12.- Few
Congressional proposals have been
shrouded with such secrecy as the
debates on the Post-War Planning
resolution of precocious young Sena-
tor Ballof Minnesota.
To insure ultra - secrecy, some
meetings of the Senate Foreign Af-
fairs sub-committee, considering the
Ball Resolution, have been held away
from Capitol Hill, far from the pry-
ing eyes of newsmen. Some of them
have even been held behind locked
doors in the State Department.
At one meeting on Capitol Hill, all
Senators present virtually had to
swear they would not divulge any of
the discussions which took place.
This secrecy, in view of Sena-
torial criticism of Roosevelt's
"Freedom From the Press" policy
at the Hot Springs food conference,
has caused some eyebrow raising.
Furthermore, the peace after the
war is supposed to be something of
vital interest to every war mother,
every family, in fact every citizen
of the U.S.A., and not the particu-
lar monopoly of young Senator
One thing which seems to be wor-
rying the Senator is the debate over
his proposal for a military police
force to be maintained by the United
Nations to suppress future aggres-
sion. This is reported to have aroused
some vitriolic views from Senatorial

colleagues which the solons are not
anxious to have published.
Herbert Hoover Points
Herbert Hoover was addressing a
group of distinguished New Yorkers
not long ago on the inefficiencies of
the Roosevelt Administration, par-
ticularly the rationing program,
which he compared with his own
Food Administration in World War
"We now have 90,000 bureaucrats
regulating the American people on.
food, whereas I had only 3,000 peo-
ple to help me feed the world.
"The American people," he con-
tinued with considerable vigor, "will
be glad to ration themselves, but
they won't be regulated by bureau-
"I call upon you, Dr. Butler," he
said, pointing to Dr. Nicholas Murray
Butler of Columbia University, "to
substantiate this."
The President of Columbia was
fast asleep.
What We're Fighting for
Most historians agree that what
the governor of North Carolina said
to the governor of South Carolina
was: "It's a long time between
drinks." However, the ex-governor
of North Carolina, Max Gardner, had
something different to say to the
present governor of South Carolina,

Olin D. Johnston, when they met
the other day.
The occasion was a meeting of
big cotton manufacturers in Green-
ville, S.C., men who for the most
part are anti-labor and very much
opposed to pro-labor Gov. John-'
ston of South Carolina.
Called upon to speak, ex-gov.
Gardner of North Carolina said:
"There has been lots of talk about
what we are fighting for in this war.
But I say to you that here is one of
the greatest things we are fighting
for-the right of Olin Johnston,
born in a cotton mill shack, to be-
come governor of South Carolina.
"You may not agree with Olin
Johnston. You may not think much
of him as governor. But you and I
would fight and die for the principle
under our democratic system which
permits him to rise from the ranks
of a mill worker to become governor
of this state."
The big cotton manufacturers, who
had opposed Johnston politically,
rose and cheered to the last man.
Lord Halifax, the British Embassy
says, never made this statement.
And being a gentleman and a good
diplomat, undoubtedly he didn't.
However, the remark, now going the
rounds of Washington, is repeated
here only for one purpose: for the
effect it may have on officials who
fight themselves more than they
fight Hitler.



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are written by members of The Daily staff
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Small Businesses Are
Not Being Given Chance
SMALL BUSINESS must be given a better
break by the Administration. This was
proved, beyond a shadow of a doubt, in the
Washington scandal proceedings of "the dinner
parties on R Street."
John Monroe, the war contract broker who is
supposed to have feted New Deal officials in an
effort to obtain War Department contracts, clari-
fied the position of the small-businessman in
this country.
Monroe, who with a $30,000 a year income,
styles himself as unsuccessful, stated in a
Senate Committee hearing that "the small
businessman who has no political pull hasn't
even a ghost of a chance of getting a war
T A TIME when our armed forces are in vital
need of arms and equipment the only way
to obtain a contract in Washington is to pay and
pay plenty, for the privilege of getting to see
government officials.
It is about time the President acted to see
what war contracts are distributed on a fair
The Republicans, of all people, should be the
first to introduce legislation to protect America
from this "bureaucratic" outrage against the
backbone of the capitalistic system, the small
Where are -the staunch defenders of the free
enterprise now?
- Ed Podliashuk
GOP Continues Stand
On Isolationism Issue
THE Republicans are again muffing a chance
to get rid of their obnoxious "isolationist"
label. Down through the darkest years of Amer-
ican neglect of its important position in world
affairs characterized by the rejections of Ameri-
can membership in the League of Nations, the
rejection of membership in the World Court, the
enactment of the strongly isolationist Smoot-
Hawley Tariff by a Republican Congress and
many other such defeats on an international
scope there stands out only one hopeful sign.
That is the Trade Agreements Act.
This act has been called "a star in the dark
that shines in the eyes of every other nation
in the world as a symbol of American inten-
tions." Secretary Hull is fully aware of the
importance of this Act for American inter-
national policy. He has made the ex-
tension of the Act a "test case of future
American policy," and immediately ten Re-
publican members of the House Ways and
Means Committee assailed the reciprocal
agreements and also Hull's emphasis on the
renewal of the Act.
THE MINORITY REPORT concerning the
matter asked an inquiry with a view to work-
ing out a combined tariff and reciprocity policy
which "protects our country's vital interest, that
is truly flexible and that is geared to deal with
foreign trade upon a realistic basis along consti-
tutional lines."
" The one progressive step towards international
r'nnnovatin the nn <vmhn1 for the worll' faith

Non-Essential Production
Should Not Be Resumed
LATEST REPORT of undercover sabotage on
the home front is the current whispering
campaign in Washington for the resumption of
non-essential civilian production.
Utterly aside from the fact that such a cam-
paign can only end in defeat, its very existence
is a menace to an all-out war effort and to the
continued use of retooled plants for the pro-
duction of military and other needed supplies.
The people of America are willing to give up
everything except the bare essentials of con-
sumer comforts for the duration, as long as they
believe it necessary. However, once let the idea
become firmly implanted in the American mind
that the sacrifices they are making are not un-
necessary, and the war program which is just
now really getting under way will collapse en-
tirely against a stubborn wall of indifference and
RUMORS are spreading that the United States
is overproducing, that materials long ago
given up by civilians are being used in goods
which are not needed and are thus going to
waste in this country and on our battle fronts.
Such rumors are already on the way toward
making the Washington whispering campaign
emerge in a full-bodied shout for non-essential
civilian goods. All that is needed to put a real
dent in American effectiveness in fighting and
perhaps winning the war is such an occur-
BIG MANUFACTURERS who disliked retooling
originally are supporting this idea in an
effort to force another reconversion which will
allow them bigger profits in meeting currett
The net result of the situation can only be a
slackening of war production and a cessation of
civilian cooperation, if the whispering is not
stopped quickly and effectively. Hitlerite meth-
ods may be necessary if the sources of these
rumors have not enough intelligence and enough
desire to win the war quickly to stop them volun-
tarily. - Jane Farrant
Too Much Optimism
Now May Be Disastrous
ALLIED SOURCES in Washington and other
United Nations' capitols have heralded the
fall of Tunis and Bizerte as the beginning of the
end for Hitler and his Nazi hordes.
The supremacy of the once "invincible" Luft-
waffe has been broken, they say, and point to the
impending disaster for the Germans in the Cau-
casus as another indication of the growing weak-
ness of the Nazi war machine.
Prudent thinking would direct us to not so
optimistic conclusions from the present state
of the war. True, our armies have gained a
victory, but when it is placed into the overall
picture of global strategy, its enormity dimin-
for the African campaign to assume too
great an importance. Africa was intended to be
the prelude to something bigger. the invasion of
the continent, the only event upon which we can
place any hope of complete miilitary annihilation
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I'd Rather
Be Right
NEW YORK, May 12.- This is the talk you
hear in Republican circles: Thomas E. Dewey
might run in 1944, if President Roosevelt does
not. In fact, you couldn't throw a stick without
hitting a Republican who would be willing to run
if the President doesn't. But if the President
does run, Mr. Dewey will probably be content to
remain Governor of New York.
There is an important gimmick, or twist, how-
ever, to this equation.
If Mr. Roosevelt is very, very unpopular by
convention time next year, the Republican can-
didate could be Dewey, or a man like Bricker of
Ohio, who stands four-square against both iso-
lation and intervention. Mr. Bricker is sure the
President's foreign policy is wrong. He adds,
from time to time, that the policy of isolation
is wrong. Sometimes, from where I sit, Mr.
Bricker seems to be sweating.
If, however, Mr. Roosevelt is very, very pop-
ular a twelvemonth hence, the candidate
might "have to be" Mr. Willkie. In other
words, the worse the Republicans' chances, the
more nearly will their candidate resemble the
From the point of view of Mr. Willkie's sup-
porters, the ideal situation would be for the
President to be just a little unpopular. If he is
very unpopular, that would mean his foreign
policy was unpopular, and since Mr. Willkie's
foreign policy is so much like the President's .. .
I am sure you get it.
This makes it rather hard for Mr. Willkie to
fight the President without fighting himself,
which perhaps explains why he fell with such
extraordinary energy on the non-foreign-policy
issue of whether the Homestake gold mines
should have been closed or not.
There is a wholesome split among the Re-
publicans on the question of the party's for-
eign policy. There is more earnest discussion
of ideals going on among the Republicans than
among the Democrats, for the Republicans still
have a policy choice to make, while the Demo-
crats do not. The Republican split is along
occupational, not sectional line; the better
editors and lay members of the party are anti-
isolation, while the hard professional and Con-
gressional core of the party is still against
everything that has happened in the last forty
years and is still voting against it. The hard,
professional core is seeking a hard, profes-
sional candidate.
That takes us back to the gimmick; for if Mr.
Roosevelt looks like a sure thing in 1944, the
professional Republicans may be willing to step
aside, let an "idealist" be nominated, and have
his brains beat out in the campaign.
The vigor of the fight against isolation now
going on in Republican ranks is one of the
happiest signs in American life. Apart from
ideal considerations, here is what the anti-
isolationist Republicans are afraid of: With
5,000,000 to 10,000,000 Americans scattered
over the world, with new airlines popping up,
and with a hundred new international enter-
prises under way, isolation may actually be a
dead issue, a mere antique, in the minds of



VOL. LIII No. 163
All notices for the Daily \Oficial Iul-
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.
To Members of the University Senate:
There will be a meeting of the University
Senate on Monday, May 17, at 4:15 p.m.
in the Rackham Amphitheatre.
Seniors: The firm which furnishes di-
plomas for the University has sent the
following caution: "Please warndgraduates
not to store diplomas in cedar chests.
There is enough of the moth-killing aro-
matic oil in the average cedar chest to
soften inks of any kind that might be
stored inside them, resulting in seriously
damaging the diplomas."
Shirley W. Smith
If you wish to finance the purchase of a
home, or if you have purchased improved
property on a land contract and owe a
balance of approximately 60 per cent of the
value of the property, the Investment Of-
fice, 100 South Wing of University Hall,
would be glad to discuss financing through
the medium of a first mortgage. Such fi-
nancing may effect a substantial saving in
To Students Graduating at Commence-
ment, May 29, 1943:
Diplomas not called for at the offices
of the Recorders of the several Schools
and Colleges, immediately following the
Commencement Exercises, or at the Busi-
ness Office by June 2, will be mailed C.O.D.
The domestic postage payable under these
conditions will be 27c for the larger sized,
rolled diplomas and 36c for the book form.
Will each graduate, therefore, be cer-
tain thatathe Diploma Clerk has his cor-
rect mailing address to insure delivery by
mail? The U.S. Mail Service will, it is
expected, return any diplomas which can-
not be delivered. Because of adverse
conditions abroad, foreign students should
leave addresses in the United States, if
possible, to which diplomas may be mailed.
It is preferred that ALL diplomas be
personally called for.
Herbert G. Watkins,
Assistant Secretary
German Departmental Library: All books
are due on Saturday, May 15.
Senior Enginees-May 1943: Caps and
gowns may be obtained at the League
today and ,rhursday, May 13, from 2:30
to 5:00 p.m. Class dues may be paid at
this time.
Senior Mechanical, Marine, Electrical
and Civil Engineering Students:
A representative of DRAVO CORPORA-
TION, Pittsburgh, Pa., will interview sen-
iors for positions with that organization
on Friday, May 14, in Room 214 west Engi-
neering Building.
Interview schedule is posted on the
Bulletin Board at Room 221 West Engi-
neering Bldg.
To Students Interested in the Teaching
of Young Children:
A special invitation to visit the Univer-
sity Elementary School today from 9:00
a.m. to 3:00 p.m., is issued to students in
the University who may wish to explore
any interest they may have in becoming
teachers in nursery schools, kindergartens,
or elementary grades. Students should
report to Miss Davis, Librarian, Room 1400,
for further directions.
Mr. Olson, Director of Research in Child
Development, and Mrs. Firestone, Super-
viin Princin1 wil h ailhl for onn-

Choral Union Music: Members of the
Choral Union will please return their
music books to the offices of the Univer-
sity Musical Society in Burton Memorial
Tower, between the hours of 10 and 12,
and 1 and 4, up to noon Friday, May 14,
after which date no refunds will be made.
-Charles A. Sink, President
Students and Faculty, College of Liter-
ature, Science, and the Arts: The atten-
tion of students and faculty is called to
the following regulation of the College:
It should be noted that a report of X
(Absent from Examination) does not
guarantee a make-up examination.
An instructor must, in fairness to
those who take the final examination
at the time announced for it, give
make-up examinations only to stu-
dents who have a legitimate reason
for absence.
-E. A. Walter
Attention, May Graduates: College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts, School
of Education, School of Music and School'
of Public Health. Students are advised not
to request grades of I or X in May. 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 4:00 p.m. on Wednes-
day, May 26. Grades received after that
time may defer the student's graduation
until a later date.
-Robert L. Williams
Faculty of College of Literature, Sci-
ence,cand the Arts; College of Architec-
ture and Design; School of Education;'
School of Forestry and Conservation;r
School of Music; and School of Public7
Class lists for use in reporting SPRING
TERM grades of undergraduate students
enrolled in these -units, and also graduate
students in the Schools of Forestry and
Conservation, Music, and Public Health,
were mailed today. Anyone failing to'
receive their lists should notify the Regis-
trar's Office, Miss Day, Ext. 582, and dupli-
cates will be prepared for them.
-Robert L. Williams,
Assistant Registrar
Prospective Business Administration Stu-
dents: Students planning to enter the
School of Business Administration in the
Summer Term should make application
and arrange for admission interviews prior
to final examination time. Application
blanks and information available in Room
108 Tappan Hall.
Summer jobs for men: The Detroit City
and Fuel Company is looking for men.
They must be over 16 years of age. Pay
is excellent. Information regarding appli-
cation for these jobs may be secured at
the office of the Bureau of Appointments,
201 Mason Hall, 9-12 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.
-Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information
Engineers: The Goodyear Aircraft Cor-
poration, Akron, is interested in inter-
viewing engineers today., For appoint-
ments, call Ext. 371, office hours 9-12 &
-Bureau of Appointments
And Occupational Information
Women: The Goodyear Aircraft Corpora-
tion, Akron, is interviewing for their
Junior Engineer College Program today.
The women selected for these scholarships
will live in dormitories and will be paid
a salary during the training period of six
months. (High school mathematics will
meet the requirements.) For further in-
formation call Ext. 371, office hours 9-12
& 2-4.
-Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information

Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit, Mich.; Grand
Rapids, Mich.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Erie, Pa.;
Knoxville, Tenn.; Morgantown, W. Va.;
Milwaukee, Wis.; Akron, Ohio; Youngs-
town, Ohio; Muskegon, Mich.; Clarksburg,
w. va.; Tri-Cities, Tenn.; Chattanooga,
Tenn.; Birmingham, Ala.; Lansing, Mich.
Call Ext. 371, office hours 9-12 and 2-4.
Lockers for the Spring Term at Water-
man Gymnasium and the Sports Build-
ing must be vacated on or before Friday,
May 21.
Women Students: The May Blood Bank
will be held May 19 and 20. Women stu-
dents wishing to donate will please make
an appointment in the Undergraduate Of-
flee of the League today, 1:00-5:00 p m.
Biological Chemistry Lecture: Dr. Doo-
thy Wrinch, of Amherst, Massachusetts,
will speak, under the auspices of the
Department of Biological Chemistry; to-
night at 8:15 in the Rackham Amphi-
theatre. Her subject will be "The Native
Proteins in the Physical and Biological
Sciences. All interested are invited.
Academic Notices
Zoology Seminar will meet in the Rack-
ham Amphitheatre at 7:30 p.m. on Thurs-
day, May 13. Report by Stephen P. Hatch-
ett will be given on "Biology of the Iso-
poda of Michigan."
ROTC Drill (Wednesday Section): 411
cadets will 'Fall In' on Hoover Street, in
front of the IM Building, in uniform with
Graduate Students in Speech: The last
meeting of the Graduate Study Club of
the Department of Speech for the cur-
rent academic year will be held at 3:45
p.m. today in the East Conference Room
of the Rackham Building.
Graduate Record Examination Results:
The results of the Graduate Record txa-
ination are now available. Seniors may ob-
tai theirresults from Mr. Poor by call-
Ing in person at the War Information Ce-
ter in the Michigan League. Grauate
students will receive their results from
Mr. E. S. Rice in the Graduate School Of-
Doctoral Examination for Newman Wil-
liam Thibault, Minerology; thesis: "Mor-
phological and Structural Crystallography
and Optical Properties of Silicon Car-
bide (SIC)." Thursday, May 13. 2:00 p..,
4077 Natural Science Bldg. Chairman,
W. F. Hunt.
By action of the Executive Board, the
Chairman may invite members of the fac-
ulties and advanced doctoral candida*es
to attend this examination and he may
grant permission to those who for suffi-
cient reason might wish to be present.
-C. S. Yoakum
The University of Michigan Choir Hir-
din Van Deursen, Conductor, will piesent
a program at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May
13, in the Assembly Hall of the Rackham
Building, when motets, madrigals and
part-songs will be heard. The general
public is cordially invited.
Student Recital: John Dexter, organist,
will present a recital in partial fulfill-
ment of the requirements for the degree
of Bachelor of Music at 8:30 p.m. on Fri-
day, May 14, in {ill Auditorium. His
program will consist of works by Handel,
Bach, Franck, Sowerby, Bingham and Du-
pre, and will be open to the public.
The University "Pops" Band, under the
direction of Leonard V. Meretta, will pre-

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