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I'd Rather
Be Right
NEW YORK, March 7.-Don't look now, buit
we are becoming the enigma of the world. Rus-
sia, in its most puzzling 'days, was hardly so
mysterious as we are at the present moment I
am desperately afraid that out of this war there
may even come a legend of the brooding Ameri-
can spirit, crooning to itself, endlessly sitting in
the corner, waiting for the kettle to boil, for the
cat to jump.
Mr. Churchill has climbed down ofl the fence.
He has announced that he supports Russia's
claims to strong western frontiers. He has said
that territory should be taken from Germany to
compensate Poland for any lands which must
be turned over to Russia. On this subject we,
the Americans, have said exactly: "limmm!"
Some reporters say they have heard a high-
ranking Washington official utter the com-
ment: Mmmm!" but this is unverified.
We have watched the rise of de Gaulle for al-
most four years. Our attitude toward him has
been a little clearer than our attitude on the
Polish question, some of our offcials even going
so far as to say, occasionally, "Nn-nn!" not. of
course, for publication. At the present moment,
having watched de Gaulle make Giraud disap-
pear with a pass of his hand, our attitude seems
to be: "Well, what do you know?"
This is valid, as an expression of surprise,
but it needs more nouns and stuff in it before
it can be considered a foreign policy.
On Spain we have said, "So!" and on Italy we
have said, "Well, now," and on Finland we have
said "Aha!" There was some question about
adding that saucy exclamation point to our of-
ficial policy on Finland. But, what the devil,
risk naught, gain naught. So, only waiting fo;
peace negotiations between Finland and Russia
to begin, we plunged in daringly and said that
there ought to be peace negotiations.
As TO HOW this dark Chekhovian mood, this
grunting of meaningless monosyllables, has
managed to overcome free and proud America,
many books can, and undoubtedly will, be writ-
ten. I have written much about a strange
American "flight from reality."
And now, look, London has asked us to send
someone over to say just what our ideas are about
the political future of Europe. Mr. Stettinius
is scheduled to go. London news writers say, in
kindly fashion, that they know we cannot speak
as clearly as we might, on account of "constitu-
tional" problems, and this being an election year,
and all, but they do think it is time we said what
is in our minds. They don't want to rush us,
but the war is going on five years old.
But it used to be Russia to which the world
once addressed these earnest appeals to come

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Fdi/orials jpblished in T/h [ Michigan Daily
are writedf by eiin>ers of ihe Daily staff
(111( represent /he views of the 'writers only.
Falange Defeats Allied
A imis in La tin Aminerican
0FFICIAL circles no longer doubt that the
SFranco regime is behind the political mess
in Latin America today, since the subversive
character of the Falange was revealed last week
by Attorney General Biddle.
In an official document Mr. Biddle pointed
out that Generalissimo Franco headed the
Fatange and controlled and dictated its poli-
cies. The members of the Falange look to the
establishment and preservation of a totalitar-
ianstate, the unity of Spaniards throughout
the world, and the restoration of the ancient
rSpanish empire, continued Mr. Biddle.
"The Falange claims to have organized, in all
the Latin American countries and in the Philip-
j-ines and Puerto Rico, groups that subscribe to
these doctrines."
Rep. Coffee of Washington brought to the at-
tention of Congress, after Biddle's denunciation
of the Falange, a series of specific cases proving
'that support was given to Nazis agcents in Latin
America by Franco or his agents.
The evidence compiled by these men proves
once more that as long as Franco is allowed
to continue as the Spanish dictator, and to
move his agents into the Western Hemisphere
under the protection of diplomatic relations,
the Allies will suffer continuous defeat in
Latin America. --Agatha Miller
Truman Report Merits
National Vote of Thanks
, ROWNING on all schemes to waive the anti-
trust laws in the interests of reconversion,
the Truman Committee urged the maintenance
of free competition in our post-war economy by
-a government policy which will "devise the rules
-of the road but not tell the driver where he
must travel" ir its annual report to the Senate
While the report included in its contents
a review and criticism of the entire war effort,
of great importance to the future of the nation
is the committee's recommendations on our
future economic policy.
The creation of a stockpile of civilian goods
by relaxing the controls on non-military pro-
duction as soon as possible so that the immediate
;post-war demand for these commodities can be
met without any drastic rise in prices, high-
lighted the plans for immediate consideration.
As for the war effort itself, Senator Truman
repoted that, while it exceeded anything of
its kind ever achieved in the history of the
world, many decisions were hastily and some-
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W E'RE afraid the column won't be very in-
spired today. The red tape of registration
and getting on seating charts has already dulled
much of the enthusiasm with which we usually
start the semester.
Our friends have spent some time since they
returned from their vacations in repeating criti-
cisms of this column they have heard,
First there are the people who think the
column is fairly well written, although they
don't agree with a word it says.
Since we don't believe in art for art's sake, the
fact that people aren't convinced by the argu-
ments presented proves quite definitely that the
column is not written well enough to achieve
its purpose.-
Then there seems to be a group who think
nobody never says anything, and that she's
poorly informed on what she does says. The
only answer to this is that we're sorry and
will try to do better this semester. We already
have a long list of things which we think have
to be said, and hope to say them effectively.
However, if you complain enough about our
being In a hurry, we'll substitute Mr. Dooley
every once in a while, or Adam Coaldigger, or
Heywood Broun.
There's one danger in going to the Uni-
versity for more than one semester, and that
is that you may become accustomed to it, and
lose your critical faculties. Actually, the pro-.
cedures change very slowly, and the things
we griped about as freshien still deserve to b
discussed and remedied.
There's the business of large lecture sections
in the beginning courses in each department.
This was started as a budget-shrinking device
during the depression, and even then decreased
greatly the value of hours spent in class. But
now, with the Army leading the way by insisting
on only 20-25 students per class, there is little
excuse for not returning to the original system
of few students in a classroom, with more time
to digest the ideas presented, to test them and
to reject those which may be the professor's pet
theories, but which don't seem logical to you.
THERE'S the fact that we are, primarily, names
and figures in card catalogs and on statistical
charts, and not individual students at all, each
coming to college for a slightly different reason,
and each hoping to take away from college
slightly different pieces of knowledge. The sec-
retaries to most professors know us better than
do the professors themselves. And the Deans'
secretaries can hear our names and mentally
picture the card regarding our grades, morals,
etc., while the Deans have to see the card in
front of them in order to identify us.
one fundamental criticism is that we learn
principles, and get no chance to practice them,
either through the Antioch plan or going to
school a semester and then working a semester,
or by putting them into practice on camipus,
in student government, for example.
We object to the fact, too, that there is no
time or place or professors provided to help us
integrate Soc. 51 with Psych. 94 and Ec. 121 or
History 43 ... That Philosophy 34 doesn't have
a sequel in which we try to set up our own
moral standards.
And having just come through a week of
final examinations, there's the justified gripe
that cramming often seems to produce better
grades than consistent interest in a course, and
that keeping one's own opinions when they dis-
agree with a professor's isn't "wise" if you need
a high average.
Maybe we can't change these essentials of
university life right away, but we at least should
remain conscious of their existence.
-Doris Kuent
Clothes Are Needed for
Norwegian Rlief Drive

HE American Relief for Norway drive started
in the University yesterday, and students and
University staff members are urged to leave
clothing and shoes which they no longer need
in a box in the Undergraduate Office of the
By contributing those clothes that are hanging
in your closet that you just "don't like anymore,"
you can prove that you are willing to help 'a
democratic nation that is fighting for its free-
Norway is occupied by the Nazis, but the
people haven't given up fighting. The clothes
that you give will help them continue their
fight. h-Don MacPherson

WASHINGTON, March 7.-WNord
that grey, gaunt, grizzled Barney
Baruch had "decided to recommend
equally grey, gaunt, grizzled Assist-
ant Secretary of Commerce Will
Clayton as head of war-factory de-
mobilization brought a burst of re-
action from various places.
Most interesting reaction came
from those around the White
House who recalled how economic
royalist Clayton, Texas cotton
magnate, had contributed several
thousand dollars to the Liberty
League to campaign against Roose-
velt in 1936 and how his wife had
sent word to the White House that
she would match every penny her
husband gave to defeat Roosevelt
with an equal amount to help him
win-she carried out her promise.
More than $7,000 of her money
went to FDR.
Also, it was recalled how Mrs. Clay-
ton telephoned Mrs. Milo Perkins
during the row between Jesse Jones
and Clayton on one side and Vice-
President Wallace and Milo Perkins
of the BEW on the other.
"Tell your husband," Mrs. Clayton
said, "to keep up the fight against
my husband. I know your husband
is absolutely right."
Mrs. Clayton, incidentally, went to
a little Kentucky college, Marvin at
Clinton, Ky., with Senator Alben
Barkley. The two became great
friends. Mrs. Clayton, though mar-
ried to one of the wealthiest men
in. America, has been a New Dealer
for a long time.
S demobilization director, Clayton
would decide whether the huge
government-owned airplane, muni-
tions and other factories built at the
taxpayers' expense with Jesse Jones'

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RFC loans should be turned over to
private industry, dismantled, or held
by the Government. This is one of
the most important problems con-
fronting post-war America.
Those who have worked with
former Liberty Leaguer Claytuon
have no illusions a"' to where he
would stand. Southern Congress-
men recall that, when the AAA up-
'ped the price of U.S. cotton, Clay-
ton's giant cotton firm shipped
seed, farm machinery and experts
to Brazil, opened her up as this,
country's greatest cotton competi-


tor. As a result, Brazil
tually shipping cotton to
leans i competition with
erican cotton farmer.

was ac-
New Or-
the Am-

In the Army, it is recalled that,
after Pearl Harbor, Clayton, as -a
director of RFC's Defense Supplies
Corporation, delayed and delayed
the purchase of quinine from the
Dutch East Indies, until one day
before the Japs seiezed Batavia. Then
-too late---he ordered the entire
Dutch crop. None of the order was
ever delivered.
(Copyright, 1944, 1i iiitd Features Synd.)

"Yes, a certified public accountant helped me with this return-but
he attached a sworn statement, declaring he didn't know what he
was doing!"

By Lichty



1 }

clean. It used to be Russia
could not understand; it felt
America like its own mother.
How did this strange reversal
that now it is the east which
west to break out of the darkt
light? It is so odd, to hear old

which Europe
that it knew
come about, so
calls upon the
circle, into the
Europe implor-

ing young America to speak its mind.
I no longer think, as once I did, that it is
any one man's fault, Mr. Roosevelt's or Mr.
hull's, or anybody's. I have a worse fear now;
that this indecisiveness in foreign policy is a
true and legitimate expression of a national
indecisiveness; that we are so obsessed with
our own political quarrel between right and
left at home, that we are unable to give clear
answers to questions involving the right and
the left abroad; so that foreign political prob-
lems find us glancing furtively at each other,
and stalling desperately.
Nothing is holding us back but ourselves.
When you add up the price of internal disunity,
be sure to put in that, at the height of the
world's crisis, it placed us in the curious position
of being unable to say anything better than
(Copyright, 1944, New York Post Syn dliea ( e
For Czech Cooperationi?
Interesting postscript to our recent expose of
the National Geographic Magazine as the pub-
lisher of a pro-Nazi article by Douglas Chandler,
indicted U.S. traitor, and a series of pro-Musso-
lini articles by John Patric, more recently an
aeti-labor writer for Reader's Digest:
The Czechoslovak ,National Council of' Am-
erica has been unable to get the National
Geographic to place Czechoslovakia M its new
maps of the world and has issued a public pro-
The Geographic insists on iic ludinug zCzChle-
slovakia in the German Empire. -In Fact

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T~O all Male stLulents inl tle Colleget
of Literature, Science, aid the Arts
By action of the Board of Regents, all
male students in residence in this
College must elect Physical Educa-
tion for Men. This action has been
effective since June, 1943, anid will
continue for the duration of the war.
Students may be excused from tak-
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Petitions for exemption by st-
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Arthur '{an Duren, Chairman of the
Academic Counselors (108 Mason
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Except under very extraordinary
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Health Lectures for Men: 'lThe re-
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repeated at 7:30 p.m., March 7, 8,.
9, 13, 14.
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Rackham Auditorium.
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Audit-orium; Subsequent Lectures,
Successive Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15,
Rackham Auditorium; Examination
'final), Tuesday, April 25, 4:15-5:15,
.Rackham Auditorium.
Margaret Bell, M.D.
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Ellen, I hod six prints of a
plan for that proposed dom
here the other night. . One
is missing... Did you see it?
No.I fGcosh
I um.... a a1?)r

It doesn't matter. I have enough
copies. One for our congressman,
J J. O'Malley -if Icon LOCATE that
chronic absentee... And one for-
Mr O'Molley?
f t!& e.tnit final , r :

The it's okay. .. Mr. O'Malley, my
Fairy Godfather, has his copy of it.
He took it to Congress with him..
~ -

gy Crockett Johnson

Lt's hurry to Washington,
Pop! Mr. O'Malley is going
to have Congress build it!
... Tis the fad's first visit to O

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