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Tito's Partisans
"THE REASON for Tito's popularity is that he
favors the republican form of government
under which the majority of Yugoslavians wish
to be governed," Zinka Milanov, May Festival
star, said in an interview last week-end.
Miss Milanov's statement is proved by the
fact that Tito's Partisan movement is backed
by thousands of Yugoslavians who, aside from
their anti-Nazi sentiment, have been strongly
adverse to the Belgrade Regime since the '20's,
Their goal is to shatter the status quo and to
bring new reforms under a representative gov-
ernment to their native land.
Drazha Mikhailovich, on the other hand, upon
reorganizing the remnants of the Yugoslav army
after Hitler's "depopulation technique" of set-
t~ng group against group, aims at the restoration
of the Yugoslav government in exile.
He has unconciously served' the purposes of
certain British agents who are interested in
Romanian oil by protecting their vested interests,
The two movements diverge in that Mikhail-
ovich is tactically holding back his army to pre-
pare for the Allied invasion of Europe, while the
Partisans, in keeping with their original purpose,
want to kill as many Germans as possible to
help Russia in her fight against fascism.
The outcome of this civil strife will deter-
mine whether the new government urged'by
the Partisans will emerge to set an example
for the rest of Europe.
Only a victory against reaction, by Yugoslavia
and the rest of the small nations, can hope to
insure a lasting peace at the termination of
the war. Tito and his followers must do the
job. -Carol Zack
WASHINGTON, May 8.-Word leaking out
from some of the Dewey advisers is that, after
a careful survey of the entire country, they
figure their candidate can win against FDR
*himself with 17 electoral votes to spare, if Dewey
can carry California. This estimate gives to
Roosevelt all of the Border States, including also
the South, plus Washington and Utah. On the

other hand, Dewey forces expect to carry all
of New England, most of the middle West, plus
Pennsylvania. New York is doubtful.
However, both Democrats and Republicans
frankly admit that California is going to be
one of the key States in the Union. They re-
member how it was California, plus the trace-
jumping of Hiram Johnson, which re-elected
Woodrow Wilson in 1916 after Charles Evans
Hughes went to bed thinking he was Presi-
They remember too how Hiram Johnson, a
Republican, again helped to throw the election
to a Democrat-Roosevelt-in 1932. They also
know that it was a heavy Democratic vote for
Republican Warren that made him Governor in
1942. In fact, California is the State in the
Union that is nearest to being without a two-
party system. Candidates run on both tickets
and get votes from both parties.
The Dewey forces know that FDR is still a

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"I've Been Workin' on th' Railroads!"

Id Batier
Be Right
By Sainnecl Grafiton

I -
NEW YORK, May 8.-The collapse of the Mac-
Arthur candidacy may have deeper meanings
than those which have so far been assigned to it.
We live in a day in which the question of who
is President may make a difference between
whether a man works 40 hours a week or 48
hours a week, at the same wages.
The plain truth is that the question of who
is President makes more difference, today, to
the average man, than it ever has before in
our history. In part this is due to that section
of the press which most hates Mr. Roosevelt;
for it has done a superb kind of reverse selling
job on him. It has blamed him for overtime
pay; it has blamed him for unionism; it has
blamed him for unemployment relief. It has
linked his name with these concepts, in a kind
of naive and innocent faith that all these ac-
tivities are as hateful to everybody else as they
are to itself.
One result has been that the average working
man now feels he has an economic interest in
the Presidency, such as he never felt he had
before. He views the Presidency from the stand-
point of his own small economic concerns, in
precisely the manner in which American man-
ufacturers once used to study nominations from
the standpoint of the tariff.
DO NOT believe the great business leaders of
the GildedAge ever made up their minds as
to whom to support for the Presidency on the
basis of torchlight processions, though they used
torchlight processions to get the Presidents they
wanted. And maybe we've now reached the stage
where torchlight processions no longer cut ice
at any level.
If this analysis is correct, then it is not Mac-
Arthur, the man, who has been turned down by
public opinion. It is the whole industr'y of
electing irrelevant Presidents which has taken
a stunning defeat. It is not that the individual,
MacArthur, has failed to make the grade; all
generals have failed with him, all admirals, all
that gaudy process by which we used, in younger
days, to install glamorous non-sequiturs in the
White House may have come to its end.
There is support for this conjecture in the
Florida and Alabama primary triumphs of two
Roosevelt men, Senators Pepper and Hill. The
opposition used, among other devices, photo-
graphs of Eleanor in conversation with Ne-
groes. In an earlier day, this might have cap-
sized a majority of white voters. This year it
seems to have had approximately as much
effect on their votes, as similar literature would
have had on the vote of Andrew Mellon it
generation ago.
The MacArthur story may turn out to have
been the last bleat of the brass band in American
politics. It must mean something when fife
blows, drum beats, and nobody cracks a smile.
My trend-spotter's instinct is deeply stirred.
(Copyright, 1944, New York Post Syndicate)

IN ARTISTIC circles his writing smacks too
much of reality, sounds too little like the art
for art's sakeness to which dilettantes and col-
lege campuses are largely accustomed. But such
criticism shouldn't be too important to a man
like Langston Hughes. When you're born with
the wrong color skin on the wrong side of the
tracks, when you're born into and live with the
majority of Americans, you're quite likely to
sound like the majority.
Consciously or unconsciously, you tend to
talk about the things the people think and feel.
You become a people's poet, whether or no, and
our thoughts aren't ruffled by grey-beard dis-
cussions of the good and the beautiful. Sel-
dom having experienced either, you are unable
to give "unbiased" opinion on such matters.
A man like Hughes describes discrimination
quite quickly by showing how Negro porters
spend their lives "climbin' up a big mountain of
yes, sirs." He can ponder over one difference
between Negroes and white: the latter are un-
able to laugh at the cartoon printed in Negro
periodicals after the "disturbance" in Detroit
last summer. It's a sketch of a little boy pointy
ing out to a friend his Father's trophies on the
wall-the head of a lion, of a leopard, a tiger,
and the latest addition, the head of a Negro.
Hughes is going to lecture tonight at Lane
Hall, finder the auspices of MYDA and the
Inter-Racial Association. He can say a good
deal in one evening, and the lecture should
cause some intelligent discussion. But bull ses-
sions based on his lecture, and action which fol-
lows them, will not be nearly as effective as
they could be if he stuck around for a semester
of two. Then students and faculty members
could hear more of what he thinks, and how he
believes in doing things.
IF THE English department doesn't want to
to claim him as a poet and hire him to advise
young writers, perhaps Hughes could become
a lecturer in the sociology department. He has
certainly seen and been the object of a great
many "social situations," and he has a live
attitude concerning their cause and cure. He
would fit very properly into a post as Fellow
in Humanities, or fill a Chair in Social Problems.
During the '20's the University set up a Fel-
lowship in' Creative Arts, filled by men like
Robert Frost. The donations ran out, and
perhaps the interest did too. But we wouldn't
do badly today' to start a similar project, a
Fellowship in Creative Living. Langston
Hughes is our candidate for the first Fellow.
And there are many more: Carl Sandburg,
Louis Adamic, Paul Robeson, Lillian Hellman,
and men like Edward Benes.
In college,- students begin to get a glimmering
of what they're going to do with their lives, but
somewhere they've also got to learn how. We
cant learn it from men who themselves only
know what and not how. And we can't wait
until we have stood still awhile on what with no
how forthcoming. This is our chance to learn,
and the University would do well to provide, as
instruction in how, men like Langston Hughes.
-Ann Fagan

The Bureau has received announce-
ment of the California State Person-
nel Board Examination for School
Health Educator. The final date for
filing application is June 15, 1944 and
the examination date is July 8, 1944.
It is open to all U.S. citizens who
meet entrance requirements. En-
trance salary is $260 basic, rate, plus
$25 wartime emergency increase. For
details stop in the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, 201 Mason Hall.
Mr. Brady of Eastman Kodak Com-
pany will be in our office on Wednes-
day, May 10 to interview persons in-
terested in Industry mechanical.
electrical chemical engineering, phys-
ics, and chemistry positions. Men
must be between 22 and 26 with a 4F
or IAL draft classification. Call at
our office, 201 Mason Hall for ap-
pointments or phone, Ext. 371, Bur-
eau of Appointments.
The Hillel-Avukah Study Group'
will not meet today. The meeting has
been postponed because of the Inter-
Racial Association-M.Y.D.A. lecture
The group will meet as usual next
Sng leaders from all dormitories
league house zones and sororities
wishing to participate in Lantern
Night are asked to attend a meeting
at 5 Thursday in the Corrective
Room in Barbour Gymnasium. Draw-
ing for places is the Lantern Night
Sing will take place and additional
information and instructions will be
given. Please bring the name of the
song your house will sing; if the song
leader herself cannot come, please
send a substitute, since this is an
extremely important meeting.
University Lecture: Dr. Andre
Dreyfus, Dean of the Faculty of
Philosophy, University of Sao Paulo,
Brazil, will speak on "Science in Bra-
zil and the University of Sao Paulo"
tonight at 8 o'clock, Rackham Am-
phitheatre. This lecture is under the
auspices of the Department of Zo-
ology. Open to th'e public.
University Lecture: Dr. Manuel
Gonzalez-Montesinos, Professor of
Conlparative Literature and Protocol
Officer in the National University of
Mexico, will lecture on the subject
"French Literary Influence in Mex-
ico," at 4:15 p.m., today in the Rack-
ham Amphitheatre, under the joint
auspices of tne Department of Ro-
mance Languages and the Interna-
tionalCenter. Tne public is cordially
William H. Hobbs, Professor Emer-
itus of Geology, will speak on "Island
Fortresses of the Pacific," in the
Rackham Auditorium tonight at 7:30
under the auspices of the A.S.C.E.
and A.S.M.E.
Academic Notices
Directed Teaching, Qualifying Ex-
tmination: Students expecting to
elect D100 (directed teaching) next
term are required to pass a qualify-
ing examination in the subject which
they expect to teach. This examina-
tion will be held on Saturday, May
13, at 1 p.m. Students will meet in
the auditorium of University High
School. The examination will con-
sume about four hours' time;
promptness is therefore essential.
The Twenty-First Annual Exhibi-
tion by artists of Ann Arbor and
vicinity, presented by the Ann Arbor
Art Association, in the galleries of
the Rackham Building through May
12, daily except Sunday, afternoons
2 to 5 and evenings 7 to 10. The pub-
lic is cordially invited.
College of Architecture and Design:
Sketches and water color paintings
made in England by Sgt. Grover D.
Cole, instructor on leave in the Col-
lege of Architecture and Design.

Ground floor cases, Architecture
Building. Open daily except Sunday
9 to 5 through May 16. The public is
cordially invited.
Events Today
Bacteriology Semnar will meet
in Rm. 1564 East Medical Building
at 4:30. Subject: Some Recent Con-
tributions to the Histamine-Release
Theory of Anaphylaxis. All interested
are invited.
Mathematics Club will meet this
evening, May 9, at 8 o'clock, in
the West Conference Room, Rack-
ham Bldg. Mr. A. A. Grau and Mr.,
Wade Ellis will speak on their disser-

ACKNOWLEDGING the fact that
a war year will cut down on the
lavish May Festivals 'of others years,
there is still room for criticism of this
year's May Festival which closed
Sunday night at Hill Auditorium.
I think it is generally agreed that
the purpose of a May Festival is to
bring great artists to Ann Arbor
and to bring music here which can-
not usually be heard at average ra-
dio concerts.
It would be somewhat unreason-
able to expect the high level of per-
forming artists of former years dur-
ing these times but it certainly not
unreasonable to expect better pro-
The big trouble, I think, is the ten-
lency of Dr. Sink and the manage-
ment to under-estimate the musical
baste of the student body.
Of the five symphonies played dur-.

COMBINING local talent with pro-
fessional artists, the 1944 May
Festival was concluded Sunday night
at Hill Auditorium with a perform-
ance of Mendelssohn's oratorio, "Eli-
jah," and I don't think it too pre-
3umptious to say that the local tal-
nt showed itself to the better ad-
Hardin Van Deurseh conducted the
?hiladelphia Orchestra and the Uni-
'ersity Choral Union assisted by the
Woman's Glee Club, with Rose Bamp-
son, Thelma von Eisenhauer, Ker-
3tin Thorborg, Charles Kullman and
John Brownlee as soloists.
The oratorio is a dramatic work'
as opposed to the more tame choral
works of the Handel period, and
the enthusiasm and zest which the
Choral Union rendered under Mr.
Van Deursen's dynamic direction
only heightened the intensity of it,
There were certain natural limita-
tions upon the members of the
shorus, particularly in. the bari-
tone section which was notably
weak and uneven, but the general
sincerity and punch which the,
Choral Union gave, made it a far
more superior performance than
any professional, more polished or-
ganization could give it.
Particularly effective was the mag-
nificent and haunting off-stage effect
supplied by the Woman's Glee Club
is the passage following the Recitative
and Trio, "Lift Thine Eyes."
O F THE SOLOISTS, Miss Bampton
was by far the best, singing with'
all the range, clarity and volume nec-
essary for oratorio singing. Mmes.
Thorborg and Von Eisenhauer gave
competent performances in their
brief roles. Mr. Kullman, who was
heard previously in they Festival in
"Das Lied von der Erde" sang rather
well but in a tired voice. Mr. Brown-
lee, who sang the baritone solo- and
most of the recitatives, gave a pedes-
trian performance in the first half
but picked up some later on and even

Program: All-Brahms Program, con-
sisting of The Academic Festival Over-
ture, Concerto for Violin, Violoncello
and Orchestra and the Symphony No. 1
in C minor.
FOR THEIR Sunday afternoon con-
cert, Mr. Ormandy and The Phil-
adelphia Orchestra presented a good
solid comfortable all-Brahms pro-
gram, with Nathan Milstein and Gre-
gor Piatigorsky as soloists in the
double concerto. t
In both the concerto and the sym-
phony, the orchestra, under Mr. Or-
mandy's direction, played with all
the authority and artistry that peo-
ple have come to associate with the
name of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Messrs. Milstein and Piatigorsky,
who have worked often and well with
the Philadelphia organization were
more than satisfactory, although I
do not think that the Brahms con-
certo lends itsell to exhibiting solo
virtuosity. Mr. Piatigorsky, though,
did get an opportunity to exhibit his
consumate artistry in the tender sec-
ond movement.
Mr. Ormandy's treatment of the
oft played first symphony was the
most original and pleasing part of
the program. There has been a
tendency of late, to "Tschaitovsiy-
ise" Brahms, if I may use the ex-
pression; that is to say conductors
have been playing it for all the sen-
timentality it is worth. Mr. Orman-
dy very wisely refrained from indulg-
ing in such adolescent practices and
treated it as the great dramatic and
powerful work that it is.
acquitted himself fairly well on the
solo air, "It Is Enough."
Unfortunately nothing very. good
can be said for the noisy accom-
paniment by the Philadelphia Or-
chestra (greatly reduced and robbed
of practically all of its first desk men)
except that its presence was, noted.
-H L.

ing the Festival, four of them, thle
Beethover, the Brahms. the Mozart
and the Tschaikovsky, are all heard
as often as need be by such standard
channels as radio and records.
So long as there are so many in-
teresting and more contemporary
'Works in musical literature which
are not overplayed - such major
orchestral works by men like Rich-
ard Strauss, Gliere; Stravinsky,
Debussy, Sibelus and Ravel, to
name a few, why not give the ser-
ious music lovers a break and play
less of the overplayed standard re-
Inasmuch as most of the May Fes-
tival Concert goers go to hear the
artists regardless of the context of
their programs, I do not think it un-
reasonable to play programs designed
to satisfy those who go to hear the
music. -Harry Levine

tations, the titles of which are, re-
spectively, "Ternary Operations and
Boclean Algebra," and, "On Relations
Satisfied by Linear Operators on a
Three Dimensional Linear Vector
Corning Events
Inter-Guild will have its weekly
luncheon at. Lane -Hall Wednesday
noon. Reservations can be made at
Lane Hall (University exchange). Mr.
E. William Muehl will be the speaker.
Biological Seminar: Dr. Andre
Dreyfus, zoologist and geneticist,
Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy.
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, will
speak on his recent research in "Sex
Determination in Telenomus" in the
Rackham Amphitheatre, Wednesday,
May 10, at 4:15 p.m.
The next meeting of the University
of Michigan Section of the Amderican
Chemical Society will be held Wed-
nesday, May 10, 1944 at 4:30 p.m. in
Rm. 303 of the Chemistry Building.
Mr. Walter J. Murphy, Editor of
"Industrial and Engineering Chemis-
try," will speak on "The Chemist's
Responsibility in War and Peace."
The public is cordially invited.
Senior Engineers: There will be a
meeting Wednesday, May 10, at 4:30
in Rm. 348, W. Eng. Building.
The Post-War Council presents
Professors Callis, Laing and Crary,
who will discuss "International Trade
Relations in the Far East" on Wed-
nesday, May 10, at 7:30 in the League.
The A.I;E.E. will meet Wednesday
evening, May 10, at 7:30 p.m- in the
Michigan Union. Mr. George M.
Chute, application engineer for Gen-
eral Electric Company, will be the,
speaker at the meeting. His topic
will be "Industrial Electronics." Re-
freshments will be served at the
meeting and all electrical engineers
are urged to attend.
There will be a meeting of the
Prescott Club in the East Conference
Room in the Rackham Building on
Wednesday evening at 7:30. Miss
Flora Hannahs will lecture the group.
Students and faculty of the College

for the national contests in the meet-
ing this Wednesday evening in Rm.
318, Union. Practice will commence
at 7:45, and it is extremely important
that all new members and those, who
plan to take part in the contests
Sigma Xi: The Sigma Xi Initiation
will be held Wednesday evening, May
10, at 8 p.m. in the Rackham Amphi-
theatre. Dr. Edward H. Kraus, Pro-
fessor of Crystallography and Miner-
alogy and Dean of the College of
Literature, Science and the Arts, will
speak on "Zealous Research in Your
Day and Mine."
Both active and inactive members
are cordially invited .to attend.
Fudge and Popcorn Party: Fudge
and Popcorn Party at the USO Club
this Wednesday, May 10, beginning
at 8 p.m. Come and enjoy an infor-
mal evening of fun at the USO Club
-Fudge and Popcorn and dancing
in the Tavern Room.;Servicemen and
Junior Hostesses invited.
Dancing Lessons: The USO Dan-
cing Class will be held this Friday
evening at 7 p.m. Dancing Class from
7 to 8 p.m.
Friday Night Dance: The USO Fri-
day Night Dance will be held as usual
Friday night from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Dancing in the ballroom. Refresh-
ments will be served.
Saturday Night Dance: Dance at
the USO Club this Saturday night!
Dancing from 8 to midnight. Re-
freshments will be served. All service-
men and USO Junior Hostesses are
.Sunday Morning Breakfast: All
servicemen are invited to come to the
USO Club for breakfast Sunday
morning from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Break-
fast will be served by the MOMS
Club. Men are requested to sign up
for breakfast at the USO Club. Men
interested in attending church with
a member of the MOMS Club in
honor of Mother's Day will also sign
up at the USO Club.
Music Hour: A Classical Music
Hour will be held at the USO Club
this Sunday afternoon from 2 to 3


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You've got a slight fever... Try
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Barnaby about keeping things
very quiet here this afternoon.

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I must have quiet around here
this afternoon, Barnaby, while
I'm collecting data on Pixies
for my great scientific work...

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