THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, APRt*I 3; 1944
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Your Conetribution to
Salvage Drive Needed
THE CURBSTONE collection of waste paper
and old rags which will be made in Washte-
naw County today is part of a nationwide drive
to alleviate the great shortage of these two
Students should see to it that all old maga-
zines, newspapers and rags in their dormitory,
sorority or boarding houses are placed on the
curb this morning. The amount which any
one house is able to contribute to the drive
may seem too small to bother with, but, the
success of the drive depends on these small
The soldiers who are fighting overseas don't
expect to win the war with the few bullets each
one is able to fire. Victory will come through
the large number of bullets which all the soldiers
together are able to fire.
It will be the sum total of all the paper and
rags which the County Salvage Committee is
able to collect that will supply the raw material
vitally needed by the paper industry for the
manufacture of protective wrappings for war
goods to be sent overseas and the wiping cloths
needed by the armed forces and by war plants.
New Axis Conference
Indicates Hitler's Fear
H ERR ADOLF HITLER, beginning to feel the
effects of the change of events in Russia, has
summoned a parley of Axis powers, at which time
Japan will be asked what "immediate effective
assistance she is able to offer Germany," ac-
cording to an announcement made by "Der
Bund," Bern newspaper.
In addition to discussing Japan's aid to Ger-
many, and the organization of the total mobili-
zation of human and material reserves of all
European countries, the withdrawal of German
troops from France, Norway, Croatia, Holland
and Denmark for use on other fronts will also
be taken up.
ierr Hitler is at last becoming uneasy about
the strength of his "supermen." The way the
German Army is fighting on the Russian
Frnt now they may be in Berlin when sum-
Adolph perhaps is losing confidence in the
"superior strength" of his men, so now is calling
desperately for aid from the Japs, who aren't
doing so well themselves.
It's an unhappy Hitler who must swallow his
pride and call for help for his "undefeatable"
army. -Aggie Miller
Lack of Funds Hinders
Future of Education
HE DETROIT Common Council refused Tues-
day to reopen the city budget for the inclusion
of a supplemental appropriation which the Board
of Education had asked as a means of providing
additional teaching personnel in short-staffed,
NEW YORK, April 12.-So let us have a toast
to the new and better world; wine, boy, for a
Ay, and throw the glasses crashing into the
fireplace, for it was good to hear Mr. Hull say
that fascism must be destroyed everywhere.-
It was good, also, what he said there about
taking a stronger line with neutrals. There is
no question but that he means it. It is clear,
from our new attitudes toward Argentina and
Eire, that we have stopped walking on little cat
feet in these premises.
We have gone through a complex process,
from the days when we ourselves, as a neu-
tral, confusedly sold military goods to belliger-
ents (as oil to Japan) to the day when we stop-
ped doing this, and now to the stage at which
we will allow nobody else to do it.
It's an interesting process, called growing up.
A certain nervous flurry, which used to mark
our pronouncements on foreign affairs, was al-
most wholly absent this time.
We used to dwell so lovingly on how hard it
all was, and how weak we were. We used to
flagellate ourselves, with stories of how neutrals
had to be respected as neutrals, and how non-
neutrals had to be bought off. We used to make
a virtue of our willingness to submit to black-
mail; we almost used to boast of how powerless
we were in the presence of an assortment of
third-rate French and Italian politicians of the
wrong species. When we couldn't find one to
kowtow to, we even used to dig one up, so as to
continue the theory.
Much of this, I say, has been dropped out of
the Secretary's last speech. We have taken off
our gloves, and we have been astonished to find
that hair grows on our fists; we have scratched
our chin, and have made the delighted discovery
that there are bristles on it.
MR. HULL'S speech, with its demand for the
extermination of fascism, and its firm line
against the bawdier aspects of neutrality, was
almost a second American Declaration of Inde-
It was a speech about the throwing away of
fears. We are no longer afraid of fascists. We
OLIVER Goldsmith's remarkably durable and
entertaining comedy "She Stoops To Con-
quer" was given a lively interpretation by Play
Production last night. There was an uneven-
ness in the success of certain individual scenes,
but fortunately the important scenes were not
among those which suffered. There was also
an unevenness in the acting itself, but in the
same fortunate way only the lesser roles revealed
any distinct lack of talent.
We have always had a profound respect for
Play Production settings, and their.latest offer
no exception. By cleverly omitting actual cur-
tains between scenes through the use of a
sliding backdrop, Herbert Philippi has greatly
increased the feeling of gay movement in
Goldsmith's comedy. The minuet performed
against tle setting of the last scene proved an
original and highly appropriate touch.
As Tony Lumpkin, Zeta Barbour gave th
spontaneous performance one expected of her
after seeing her jovial Dromio earlier this year.
As the Hardcastles, Blanche Holpar and Eileen
Blum, who has not been seen often enough or
long enough on the Mendelssohn stage this year
for our taste, were professionally at ease.
Jean Westerman in the role of Hastings had a
mannered masculinity which made Patricia
Meikie's interpretation of Marlowe appear much
more natural. This is no criticism of Miss West-
erman, but it is meant as high praise of Miss
Meikle, who gave last night the most easily virile
of the many masculine impersonations which
Ann Arbor has seen in plays during this year
As for Marilyn Mayer as Kate Hardeastle we
were at first rather undecided. She tackles every
line and action with great spirit, she is an
actress of undeniable ability, but she has not
yet learned the fine effect of understatement,
found even in such a farcical play as this. Her
coyness and her gaiety became rather oppressive
during the course of the evening. If she could
just restrain her facial expression slightly, the
effect would be much more pleasant.
The difficult scene in which the occasionally
shy Marlowe first interviews Miss Hardcastle
was well handled by both Miss Mayer and Miss
M1eikie, however. This was one of four bril-
liant bits of action. The others were the
scenes in which Mrs. Hardcastle discovers the
real loss of her jewels, that in which the letter
from Hastings is clumsily revealed by Lump-
kin, and finally that in which Mrs. Hardcastle
thinks herself lost on her husband's own es-
We haven't laughed so much in a long time
as we did at this last bit of action. The sight
of Miss Blum and Miss Barbour, silhouetted in
the garden and tagging each other among the
trees, is something we ought to remember for
some time to come, as, indeed, we ought to re-
member most of last night's performance.
are no longer afraid of neutrals. We are not
even afraid of allies any more, for Mr. Hull
was firmest on the four-power alliance.
So, let us have that toast to the better world;
wine, boy, for the toast.
And then, just as we would lift the glass, a
thought occurs, and the hand stops. Maybe it's
only a small point. But there is an insistent,
nagging question about, and if we could only
eliminate it, there might be no questions left.
It is this: Why, if our policy is so sound, do the
people of France and Italy detest it so?
For there was just one cold spot in Mr. Hull's
remarkably warm oration. That was the sudden,
almost bitter, plea for "order" in Europe. It was
like a shadow passing over the speech.
Suddenly, it reminded us of the coldness and -
bareness of our relations with the European
underground. Of how we can explain every-
thing we do, but we can't explain why we are
not better liked. Of the bizarre relations into
which we have drifted with the people we have
come to make glad. Of the fewness of our
handclasps and of our strange, unbending
formality in the presence of the heroes whom
the people of Europe have thrown up in this
Does one fear remain? And is it fear of the
people of Europe? Does that one linger on, in
spite of the fears we have thrown away?
(Copyright, 1944, New York Post Syndicate)
DREW " se
WASHINGTON, April 12.-To keep abreast of
the manpower shortage, it is necessary to know
that at least three important closed-door con-
ferences have been held on the subject within
the last two months.
First meeting was on Capitol Hill in the
office of the House Military Affairs Committee.
There, General II. I. Arnold, chief of the Army
Air Forces, admitted that the war against the
Axis could not be won entirely by air.
Second was a meeting of Secretary of War
Henry Stimson, Representatives John Sparkman
of Alabama and John Costello of California. At
it, Stimson agreed that drastic action should be
taken to keep deferred 4-F workers in essential
war jobs, but said that the War Department pre-
ferred to remain out of the picture.
At the third and most important meeting, held
on Capitol Hill, Major General Lewis Hershey
flatly told the House Military Affairs Committee
that we would have to clamp down on 4-F defer-
rees if we expected to nake short work of the
war in Europe.
General Arnold was very frank in admitting,
behind closed doors, that he and his advisers
had been overly bullish about knocking the
Axis out by aerial bombardment. Already the
Army Air Corps has transferred 36,000 flying
men to its ground forces and is preparing to
place another 16,000 men, qualified for cadet
air training, in mechanical and other branches
of the Air Corps ground forces.
Arnold told the Military Affairs Committee
that all applications for Army Air Forces cadet
training had been stopped for the time being. He
testified that the production of equipment for
our Air Forces was not keeping pace with the
program for the training of pilots and plane gun
crews. We have reached a bottleneck where we
have more crews than we have equipment, Ar-
nold admitted. The Air Forces chief contended
that this was chiefly due to the "lagging" of
Keeping 4F's in Essential Jobs ...
Representatives Sparkman and Costello then
urged Secretary Stimson to assume the respon-
sibility for keeping draft-deferred 4-F's in es-
sential war jobs. The two congressmen con-
tended, however, that the War Department
should maintain camps, comparable to those for
conscientious objectors, to keep them on the job.
Sparkman and Costello pointed out to Stim-
son that many war workers quit their essential
jobs once they were classified 4-F because they
no longer needed to worry about deferment.
Costello said that there was a shortage of over
3,000 workers in California aircraft plants
alone, yet more than 4,300 persons were receiv-
ing unemployment compensation in California.
Stimson agreed that strong measures must be
taken to prevent "loafing" in war plants, but
added that this was a problem for the War
Told later about Stimson's position, General
Hershey declared, "I'm perfectly willing to take
over the 4-F's, providing we have camps for re-
calcitrants set up along military lines. There
are now about 70,000 officers in the Army who
are available for work along this line."
It was suggested that 4-F workers should be
given special uniforms such as those worn by
soldiers in the last war or perhaps CCC enrollees.
Hershey emphasized that 71,000 men were
released from military service each month be-
THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1944
VOL. LIV No. 118
All notices for the Daly 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.
School of Education Faculty: The
regular meeting of the faculty will be
held on Monday, April 17, in Univer-
sity Elementary School Library. The
meeting will convene at 4:15 p.m.
May Festival Concerts: The fifty-
first Annual May Festival will be
held May 4 to 7 inclusive in Hill Audi-
torium. The Philadelphia Orchestra
will participate in all six concerts.
The allocation of soloists and princi-
pal works is as follows:
First Concert, Thursday, 8:30: Sal-
vatore Baccaloni, Bass; Eugene Orm-
andy, Condctor, Symphony No. 7,
Beethoven; Debussy, Afternoon of a
Faun; Strauss' Tales from Vienna
Woods, and numerous arias.
Second Concert, Friday, 8:30: Kers-
tin Thorborg, Contralto and Charles
Kullman, tenor; Eugene Ormandy,
conductor, Symphony No. 35, Mozart;
"Das Lied von der Erde" (Song of the
Earth) a symphony, Mahler.
Third Concert, Saturday, 2:30:
Pierre Luboshutz and Genia Nemen-
off, pianists. Festival Youth Chorus;
Saul Caston, Harl McDonald and
Marguerite Hood, conductors. Songs
of the Two Americas, orchestrated
by Eric DeLamarter (Youth Chorus);
McDonald's Concerto for Two Pianos.
Fourth Concert, Saturday, 8:30:
Bidu Sayao, soprano; Saul Caston,
Conductor. Overture to "Die Meister-
singer," Wagner; Symphony No. 6,
Tschaikowsky and numerous arias.
Fifth Concert, Sunday, 2:30: Na-
than Milstein, violinist, and Gregor
Piatigorsky, cellist; Eugene Ormandy,
Conductor. All-Brahms program-
Academic Festival Overture, Concerto+
in A minor and Symphony No. 1.
Sixth Concert, Sunday, 8:30: Men-
delssohn's "Elijah," with Rose Bamp-
ton, Thelma von Eisenhauer, Kerstin
Thorborg, Charles Kullman, John+
Brownlee, University Choral Union,
Palmer Christian, Organist, and Har-
din Van Deursen, Conductor.
A limited number of tickets for the
series and for individual concerts are
still available at the offices of the
University Musical Society, Burton
The deadline for Hopwood MSS is
Monday afternoon, April 17, at 4:30.
Contestants should read over the,
rules of the contest to make sure
they have complied with them.
French Lecture: Professor Edward
B. Ham of the Romance Language
Department, will give the seventh
and last of the French lectures spon-;
sored by the Cercle Francais today at
4:10 p.m. in Rm. D, Alumni Memorial
Hall. The title of his lecture is:
"Quelques ennemis du Voltairian-
isme." Admission by ticket. Service-
Dr. Lee R. Dice, Director of Verte-
brate Biology, will speak on "Some
Problems of Human Heredity Being
Investigated at the Heredity Clinic"
tonight at 8 o'clock in the Rackham
Amphitheatre. Sponsored by Phi
Sigma. The public is cordially invited.
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19it, Ctiiz3go Tiaice, Inc.
GRIN AND BEAR IT
"You better get your own breakfast, Ambrose! . . . You know how
upset the cleaning woman gets if I don't have the house spiek
Students, Spring Term, College of
Literature, Science and the Arts:
Courses dropped after Saturday,
April 15, by students other than
freshmen will be recorded with the
grade of E. Upon the recommenda-
tion of their Academic Counselors,
freshmen, (students with less than
24 hours' credit) may be granted the
extraordinary privilege of dropping
courses without penalty through the
School of Education Students, Oth-
er than Freshmen: Courses dropped
after Saturday, April 15, will be re-
corded with th'e grade of E except
under extraordinary circumstances.
No course is considered officially
dropped unless it has been reported
in the office of the Registrar, Rm. 4,
There is a critical shortage of Hus-
sey's syllabus used in Geology 12,
"Geological History of North Amer-
ica." Any students having copies
which they are willing to sell or rent,
please bring to Secretary in Rm. 2051
Natural Science Building.
Freshmen in the College of Litera-
ture, Science and the Arts may obtain
their five-week progress reports in
the Academic Counselors' Office, Rm.
108, Mason Hall, from 8:30 to 12:00
a.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. according
to the following" schedule:
Surnames beginning N through Z,
Thursday, April 13; Surnames begin-
ning E through M, Friday, April 14;
Surnames beginning A through D,
Saturday, April 15.
Seniors: College of L.S. & A and
Schools of Education, Music and
Public Health: Tentative lists of sen-
iors for June graduation have been
posted on the bulletin board in Rm.
4 University Hall. If your name is
misspelled or the degree expected in-
correct, please notify' the Counter
History 12, section 1 will meet from
now on on Monday and Friday at
9:00 instead of on Monday and
Thursday at 9:00. The Friday class
will meet this week in the asement
auditorium of Lane Hall. The Mon-
day class will meet as usual in 216
HH. Any students who have conflicts
because of this change should stop in
the History Office.
Student Recital: Sarah Hanby,
pianist, will present a recital in par-
tial fulfillment of the requirements
for the degree of Bachelor of Music
at 8:30 tonight in the Assembly Hall
of the Rackham Building. A student
of Joseph Brinkian, Miss Hanby
will play compositions by Cimarosa,
Beethoven, Tschaikowsky and Bach.
The program will be open to the
The University of Michigan String
Orchestra, Gilbert Ross, Conductor,
will be heard in its second concert at
8:30 p.m., Sunday, April 16, in Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre. The program
will consist of compositions of the
17th and 18th centuries, and will be
open to the general public.
Percival Price, University Carillon-
neur, will present a carillon recital
on Friday, April 14, at 7 p.m.
"She Stoops To Conquer," comedy
by Oliver Goldsmith, will be pre-
sented tonight through Saturday eve-
ning in the Lydia Mendelssohn Thea-
tre by Play Production of .the depart-
ment of speech. Evening perfor-
mances are at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday
matinee at 2:30 p.m. Tickets for all
performances are on sale daily at the
theatre box office which is open
from 10-1 and 2-8:30 p.m.
Tea at International Center is
served each week on Thursdays from
4:00 to 5:30 p.m. for foreign stu-
dents, faculty, townspeople, and
American student friends of foreign
"Education for Religion" will be
the topic for discussion at the Post-
War Council meeting this evening at
7:30 in the Grand Rapids Room of
the League. Speakers will be Rabbi
Cohen, Rev. Loucks, Prof. Eggertsen
and Dr. Blakeman.
Varsity Men's Glee Club: Regular
meeting tonight at 7:30 for all mem-
bers. Discussion of future plans is
intended as well as the distribution
of Glee Club keys to deserving mem-
bers. Be prompt.
The Regular ThursdaydEvening
Record Concert will be held in the
Men's Lounge of the Graduate School
at 7:45 p.m. All graduates and ser-
vicemen are cordially invited to at-
tend. The program will consist of
The Moldau by Smetena, Rhapsody
for Piano and Orchestra on a Theme
by Paganini by Rachmaninoff, and
the Symphony No. 5 in B Flat Major
Phi Delta Kappa membership meet-
ings will be held today and tomorrow
at 4 p.m. in Rm. 3203 University High
Research Club: The Annual Mem-
orial meeting will be held in the
Amphitheatre of the Rackham Build-
ing, Wednesday evening, April 19,
at eight o'clock. Professor E. C. Case
will present the memorial on "Jean
Baptiste Lamarck'' and Professor
John W. Eaton on "Johann Gott-
fried von Herder."
Michigan Youth for Democratic
Action: There will be an organiza-
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cause of physical disability, while
only 45,000 men became eligible
each month upon reaching the age
of 18. This, he said, was not suf-
ficientsto make up for the dis-
"In other words," Hershey told the
Military Affairs Committee, "we are
losing more manpower than weare
taking in for the Army. I don't care
what means you gentlemen use to
build up our forces, but it's high time
the American people were waking up
to the fact that we can't win this war
the way we are going-on a hit ort
Police Gazette Newsprint
War Production Board officials are
chortling privately over the wire-
pulling of two Senators from the Bible
Belt to get extra newsprint for the
The two Senators are Kenneth
Wherry of Nebraska, who replaced
Statesman George Norris, and Tom
Stewart of Tennessee. Both Sena-
tors appeared at a hearing of WPB's
small business committee to ask
WPB officials to grant nine tons of
extra paper to the Police Gazette.
Come-back of WPB officials was that
hundreds of religious journals have
been denied extra newsprint because
of the desperate paper shortage.
Therefore why favor the Police Gaz-
What especially amuses Washing-
ton is that both Senators come from
deeply religious areas. It was not
so very long ago that a trial was held
at Dayton, Tenn., home State of
Senator Stewart, to prosecute a
teacher who argued that man was
descended from the monkey.
Wisconsin Aftermath .. .
Political strategists of both parties
have been carefully studying Wis-
consin primary returns in order to
gauge the drift in other States. Three
things struck them forcefully.
1. The tide toward isolation which'
followed the last war already has set
in. Wisconsin is not typical of the
entire country in this respect, but it
is probably typical of the Midwest.
2. Stassen, though keeping aloof
on the surface, actually seemed to be
coordinating carefully with Dewey
against Willkie. Stassen's four dele-
gates were elected in counties where
no Dewey delegates were entered.
3. Dewey got the support of rabble-
rousing Gerald K. Smith and took no,
steps to disavow Smith's support un-
til it was too late.
Dewey had repudiated Smith
some time ago but, more recently,
when the rootin'-tootin' ex-disciple
of Huey Long went to Milwaukee to
campaign for Dewey, the New York
Governor kept silent until the eve-
ning of April 4, the day of the pri-
mary. In other words, he waited
until he had already received all
the benefits from Smith's silver
This is humiliating! A celebrated
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By Crockett Johnson