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Russia Wants Second
Front Action in Europe
O8 F STALIN declared Tuesday, after receiv-
ing a message from President Roosevelt con-
,gratulating him on Russia's victories over the
German army, that the "Red Army alone is
bearing the whole weight of the war" in the "ab-
sence of a second front in Europe."
Stalin is a smart politician and as such he is
trying to get the idea across that congratulatory
messages are not to be compared with the second
front which has been in the making now for 13
months. This subtle timing shows a bitterness
for which we cannot honestly blame the Rus-
sians. It is easy for us to sit safe at home and
talk about our gigantic production and the plans
we have for attacking Europe and Tokio when
our preparations are complete and the time is
right and success is reasonably certain, but the
Russian people have to watch their towns burn
and their friends and families die while we talk
of the wonderful progress the United Nations are
The Russians have never in this war been
able to choose the time or the place or the
preparations in fighting the enemy. They
have fought constantly without preparations
against much ;superior forces and yet they
have held the enemy and are now driving them
Is it not natural then that Stalin and his
people are a little disappointed in us and fed up
with our thanks. - Charles Bernstein
U.S. Should Coupteract
Axis Propaganda in Chile
ONE FACTOR that the people of the United
States have chosen to ignore in their jubi-
lance regarding Chile's recent break with the
Axis powers is the all-important one concerning
President Juan Antonio Rios' pro-German atti-
In his Jan. 20 speech breaking off diplomatic
relations with the Axis, Rios declared that, "This
strictly diplomatic measure does not mean in
any way a repudiation of the peoples of Italy,
Germany and Japan." This, coupled with his
subsequent actions toward the Axis powers, par-
ticularly the Nazi government, indicate that the
break was one for convenience's sake, and any
resemblance to the real thing was purely coin-
The actual break in diplomatic relations,
brought about primarily to mollify the demands
of the .United States, has done little towards
clamping down on the Axis machine.
For example, in spite of the fact that in Octo-
ber the Chilean government forbade Axis mis-
sions from using code to transmit messages to
the homeland, it has . allowed them to send
these same messages via telephones. Rios has
refused permission to intercept the telephone
lines, and the messages remain uncensored.
Now although officially no longer recognized,
the German foreign office receives "protection"
from the Chilean government, sympathy from
the Chilean people and freedom of privileges
through the agency of President Rios.
Blame for the Chilean situation lies largely in
our hands, for the failure to enlist, or attempt
to enlist, the Chilean people on our side. The
intentions of our nation were never made clear

Sikorski Fears Soviet
Propaganda in Poland
A FEW DAYS AGO Premier Sikorski protested
to the Soviet Government against the use of
Soviet Communist propagandists in Poland. It
seems that the Red Army has been dropping
parachutist propagandists in Poland, who have
been organizing Communist cells in order to
facilitate a general uprising in Poland. Sikorski
bases his protests on the ground that the-time
is not ripe for a general uprising in Poland.
The reasons for this concern, however, seem
obvious. Sikorski, like other Polish reaction-
aries, is afraid of the rising pro-Soviet senti-
ment among the peasants and workers of Po-
To understand these new developments in the
Polish situation we must forget any prejudices
we may have formed during the days of Soviet
occupation of eastern Poland when the American
press, to say the least, did not present an entirely
unbiased picture of developments there.
The Poland of 1939 was not, as we would like
to believe, an ideal democracy. It had, in fact, a
regime little less totalitarian than that of fascist
General Sikorski, himself, in spite of his excel-
lent military and political record as a Polish
nationalist, was kept in political oblivion by the
Smigly-Rydz dictatorship.
The Anti-Semitic movement was sanctioned
and aided by the Polish government. Govern-
ment services, universities and the Polish
Army excluded Jews entirely from the higher
positions. Communists and certain Socialist
and peasant parties were banned, and political
activity by these groups was punishable by
severe jail 'sentences. Ukrainian nationalists,
too, complained of unparalleled brutality at
the hands of Polish officials.
The land in Poland was largely in the hands
of a few capitalists and the Catholic Church.
Polish youth was regimented in youth organiza-
tions, such as the Polish Boy Scouts (which,
however, hardly correspond to our own Boy
Poland, moreover, didn't lack imperialist ambi-
tions and avidly grabbed its part of Czecho-
slovakia in the German-Hungarian-Polish parti-
tion of that helpless country.
When the Soviets entered the country they
introduced economic democracy. According to
Soviet Information Bulletins in New Masses and
New Statesman, they confiscated all large land
holdings and divided them among the landless
peasants. They formed shop committees of
workers to insure industrial democracy.
In contrast to the Polish government, which
had suppressed Ukrainian and White Russian
languages and cultures, the Soviets began to
encourage national literature, music and art. The
number of schools was increased, and no attempt
was made to suppress the native languages of
the inhabitants. In fact, the number of libraries
and national art theatres increased markedly.
Education was given on an equal basis to all,
regardless of race, color or creed, in distinct con-
trast with the Polish government's policy. Racial
persecution and hatred were discouraged by edu-
cation and stamped out by force.
This policy of radical change, in spite of the
hardships it imposed at times on sections of the
popuation, could not help but make a lasting
impression on the Polish people who had, for the
last twenty years, got little but ultra-nationalist
propaganda from their fascistic governments.

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By Jason

I"d RthrBRit
REPRESENTATIVE MAAS of Min- TO THE FUTURE, ON SKATES can, leaning on the fence, looking
nesota does not think we have a While we are thus escaping to the down at the war, and wondering
great stake in the war in Europe. He future on roller skates, another major whether the Russians really intend to
has said so. He has opposed a second second front debate has broken out do enough.
front. But now he wants Britain to in England. Senator Wheeler has not. so far as
give us island bases, so that our air (We ought to watch these English I know, raised the question of
forces can maintain freedom in the debates. They tell us, accurately, whether America intends to do
world. He does not want to win the what we will be talking about next enough. Perhaps he, too, believes that
world. He just wants to police it. year. England's public discussions the world owes us a living, because of
So do others. Isolationist editors, are at least twelve months ahead of our curly hair.
who have never said a kind word for ours. For instance, the whole indus- But Englishmen are asking each
a second front, almost wept with joy trial "absenteeism" issue was debated other soberly whether England in-
when Mrs. Luce proposed American in England a year ago, and pretty tends to do enough.
domination of the airways of the well solved, decently, by public opin- Who gets the bases? Who gets the
world. They sang, in close harmony, ion, and without bringing the troops islands? In the context of what is
that she was cooking with gas. They, back to break heads or to snarl at being decided in the world, these are
too, do not want to win the world,:their fathers or brothers, either.) children's cries. They are like the
They just want to have it. In England today, good old imper- sham battles of the playground,
WHAT TALL TALK! ial England, both Houses of Parlia- fought in the secure knowledge that
What, on the record, right have we ment have been roiled by pressing, mother will have dinner ready at six,
Wt ot emphatic demands that Europe be regardless of the outcome.
to talk about policing anything, ex- invaded at once. _________
cept Guadalcanal and New Guineandat hngi
and parts of Africa? Why should That's what England is talking
ahe prdt osAfrica? Whsheould about. One cocks an ear to our Why Silver Is Scarce
air-dominate the World, or anything- Congress, to hear whether a smlar In an adaress to the American In-
else the world, unless and until we sme rises aove the thinst ilofs stitute of Mining and Metallurgical
free the world? soe satesn whoseeconstituents Engineers recently, J. L. Christie em-
Put e don a oneAmercan are not being allowed to gorge on
Put me down as one American their normal quota of canned cock- phasized the increasing need of silver
who says he detects signs of smug- tail snackees. One hears it fnot.orbearings in airplane engines.
no.ness on, the home front. When: we Oehasadsuso fwogt Hence there is a scarcity of silver,
talk about who gets the airways One hears a discussion of who gets since until very recently Government
and who gets the islands we must the islands, which is so irrelevant silver could not be used and 100,000
sound like mad things to Stalin's i must make Hitler hiself dou tons were lying idle in the Govern-
men and Chiang's men and Mont- with incredulous laughter. I er merit pile at West Point.
gomery's men. I will strike a blow FIeNER AT wIX iss s Now something over 40,000 tons of
for international unity by testify- DINNER AT SIX, REGARDLESS the 100,000 tons in the Government
ing I don't believe the world owes I give you another lovely thing: hoard have been made available for
us the world because we have curly Senator Wheeler has helped to raise certain industries. The title remains
hair. the question of whether the Russians with the Government, for the silver
I simply do not think it is proper don't secretly intend to stop at their bloc refuses to let the Government
for us to stand on the perimeter of own borders, and call a halt to the use silver for which the public has
the big war and tell the world what war; once they have ejected the Nazis paid for anything except the pretty
we intend to do with it and to it and from their country, fiction that this silver is needed back-
for it when it quiets down a little. That's a fine business: an Ameri- ing for our currency.




WE WERE arguing about fraternities; wheth-
er you have more fun in them than you do
in the dorms. Then Johnson broke in:
"You always talk about such important
Sarcasm like that irritates me. I know that
there's fighting in Africa; but I'm not in Africa,
and I still like to argue about trivial things like
fraternities. Even though I may, to Johnson,
seem childish.
But Johnson seems to think that you should
fight the war even in your conversation. Per-
haps it's that he's in Lit School, taking fine
arts and political science. They aren't exactly
military subjects, and they make you feel that
you should be out there slugging the Japs in
some way, even if only conversationally.
There's also the exact opposite of Johnson,
the kid who actually doesn't know there's a war
on. One of my best friends, a couple of years ago,
was very vehement about the fact that he was
more interested in the pennant race than the
European war. And that's a healthy American
attitude, as far- as it goes. If you spend your
spare time yelling your head off for the Cards to
"moider dose burns" you won't be interested in
knocking off a slice of your neighbor's territory,
which seems to be the favorite European outdoor
BUT "baseball first" is kind of an anachronism
now,-as even Johnny would admit. The
pleasure-before-business point of view is prac-
tically extinct, lingering only in a few Ann Arbor
coke-joints. In corners where they haven't swept
out recently.
To get back to our bird's eye view of the cam-
pus at war, there're the engineers. Secure in
their 2A's, they're about the only undergraduates
who can salve their conscience with the thought
that they're being trained for essential war jobs.
They're here because that's where they're need-
ed, and they don't have to do much worrying
about it.
It does worry them, though, when they think
of this summer. They'll be almost the only
physically fit males on campus in civilian clothes.
Then the casualty lists will start coming in .. .
It won't be pleasant.
T HE ONE thing they aren't thinking about,
though, is The Future of Liberal Education
in Our Changing World. That's what bothers
Percy, the guy at the other end of the hall. He
keeps complaining about what the war is doing
to the Lit School. Liberal Education, he says, is
what we've got to hang on to. Liberal Education
will make us better officers, Liberal Education
will train us how to write the peace ...
Liberal Education, as Percy tells it, can do
many and wonderful things; I can't see,
though, how it will train us to be better sol-
diers. You learn the art of soldiering from
bayonet drills and route marches, not from
Anthropology or Social Studies 266, We are
training officers for the short run; second-loo-
ies, not generals. For second-looies they want
soldiers, not poli-sci experts.
I can't see, either, where Percy has a right to
ask the country to take time out and train him


SATURDAY, FEB. 27, 1943
VOL. LIII No. 100
All notices for the Daily 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.
Students, College of Literature, Science,
and the Arts: Students who fail to file
their election blanks by the close of the
third week of the term, even though they
have registered and have attended classes
unofficially, will forfeit their privilege of
continuing in the College.
E. A. Walter
Students who plan to enter one of the
following professional schools: Law, Busi-
ness Administration, or Forestry and Con-
>ervation at the beginning of the summer
term on the Combined Curriculum must
file an application for this Curriculum inI
the Office of the Dean of the College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts, 1210 An-
gell Hall, on or before March 1, 1943. After
this date applications will be accepted only
upon the presentation of a satisfactory ex-
cuse for the delay and the payment of a
fee of $5.00.
Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships: The Na-
tional Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society each
year- awards a certain number of Graduate
Fellowships with stipend of $500 to be
devoted to study in some American Col-
lege or University. In addition the Na-
tional Fellowship Committee is able to
secure in some universities tuition fellow-
ships for the successful candidates. Un-
dergraduate members of Phi Kappa Phi
elected during the fall term of the present
year are eligible to apply. The closing
date for applications to be received by the
lccal chapter is March, 11. Further infor-
mation and application blanks may be se-
cured from the Secretary, Mary C. Van
Tuyl, in Room 3123 N. S. Bldg.
studying five years ago. Per-
haps we're waiting for a call from
that Enlisted Reserve, or from
our draft board. Perhaps we're in
some other Reserve program.
Whatever we're in, we saw the

University Lecture: Professor R. S. Knox,
Department of English, University of Tor-
onto, will lecture on the subject, "Recent
Shakespearian Criticism," under the auspi-
ces of the Department of English Language
and Literature, on Monday, March 1, at 3:15
p.m. in the Rackham Amphitheatre. The
public is invited.
Academic Notices
Bacteriology 312 Seminar will meet Tues-
day, March 2, at 4:15 p.m. in Room 1564
East Medical Building. Subject: "Growth
Requirements of a Butyl-Acetone Organ-
ism." All interested are invited.
Make-up examination for Psychology 31,
Lecture, Sections I and I1, will be given
Tuesday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Room
1121 N.S.
Students, College of Literature, Science,
and the. Arts: No course may be elected
for credit after today. E. A. Walter
Exhibit: Museum of Art and Archaeol-
ogy, Newberry Hall. Photographs of Tu-
nisia by George R. Swain, Official Pho-
tographer to the University of Michigan
Expedition to North Africa in 1925. Tunis,
Medjez-el-Bab, Toeur, Tebessa, Sfax,
Matmata country.
Exhibition under the auspices of the In-
stitute of Fine Arts: Metal Work from Is-
lamic countries (Iran, Egypt, and Syria)4
Rackhani School, through March 11. Every
afternoon, except Sundays, 2:00-5:00.
Coming Events
The Wonen's Research Club will meet
on Monday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. In the
West Lecture Room of the Rackham Bldg.
Program in charge of the Archaeology,
Fine Arts, and Latin groups.
Lutheran Student Association Meeting
at the Zion Lutheran Parish ' all on Sun-
day, Feb. 28, at 5:30 p.m. Prof. Howard Y.
McClusky will be the speaker.
Avut:a . t will hold a musicale on Sunday
at 8&:00 a.m. at the Hillel Foundation. Mr.

9:30 o'clock. Professor George E. Carrothers
will lead the discussion on "The Place
of Happiness in the Life of the Christian."
Morning Worship Service at 10:40 o'clock.
Dr. C. W. Brashares will preach on "Where
Experts Fail." Wesleyan Guild meeting.
Supper atn6:00 p.m. Program at 6:45 p.m.
Movies and discussion on "The Sover-
eignty of the Family."
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church: 8:00
a.m. Holy Communion; 11:00 a.m. Junior
Church; 11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer and
Sermon by the Rev. Henry Lewis, D.D.;
5:00 p.m. Choral Evensong and Commen-
tary by the Rev. Robert M. Muir; 7:30 pm.
Canterbury Club for Episcopal students,
Harris Hall. Speaker: The Rev. H. L.
Pickerill. Topic: "The Church and Post-
War Problems."
Lutheran Student Chapel: Divine Serv-
ice Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in the Michigan
League Chapel. Sermon by the Rev. Alfred
Scheps, "The Stewardship of God's Mys-
Supper Meeting Sunday at 6:00 p.m. of
Gamma Delta, Lutheran Student Club; at
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, W. Liberty
at Third. Discussion at 7:00, "Growing
in Christianity", followed by fellowship
First Baptist Church:
10:00 a.m.: The Roger Williams Class
will study "The Revelation of John",
meeting at the Guild House, 502 E. Huron
The Graduate Class will discuss "What
Can We Believe About the Church?",
meeting in the Church.
11:00 a.m.: The Church at Worship.
Sermon: "God."
7:00 p.m.: The Roger Williams Guild
will hold its regular evening forum meet-
ing at the Guild House. Mr. T1 suyoshli
Matsumoto will speak on "The Develop-
ment of Church Music."
Memorial Christian Church (Disciples):
10:45: Morning worship, Rev. Frederick
Cowin, Minister.
7:00 p.m.: Guild Sunday Evening Hour.
Disciple and Congregational students will
meet at the Congregational Church. Dr.
Leonard A. Parr will review the book, "The
Keys of the Kingdom," by A. J. Cronin.
A social hour and refreshments will follow
the program.




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