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Fityiurt Yeaily
Fi fty-Fourth Year

CONSENSUS OF OPINION NIL:
Foreign Policies, Leadership and Bureaucracies
Of Present Crisis Perplex American People

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jT'S IMPOSSIBLE to get a consensus opinion
in America today.
But it is possible to reach through a lot of in-
visible, in fact imaginary, adding and subtract-
ing, one general public conclusion, and this is it:
We're winning the war with superb military
leadership, a canny foreign guide in Franklin D.
Roosevelt, and a messed-up domestic bureau-
cracy.
That's the opinion of about 60 per cent of
the voting populace as reflected by Gallup,
Fortine, and the corner bar, and about the
only thing it proves is the power of the press.
Because a worse understanding of the situation
is difficult to imagine.
Tolstoy has already handled the military lead-
ership for all time in War and Peace, but since
you can't give medals to time, distance and log-
istics we'll admit that those whom the necessary
pyramiding of power have put on top have done

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NIGHT EDITOR: MONROE FINK
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are writtet by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
THIRD PARTY:
Farm-Labor Support Is
Necessary for Success
NEW third party movement which started
so auspiciously in Detroit Sunday has dubbed
itself the Michigan Commonwealth Federation;
has adopted a general program of "democratic
control of industry" and has made arrangements
to begin petitioning for a place on the state
ballot.
That a third party could rally much support
at a time when the Republicans refuse to
commit themselves on major Issues and the
Demoerats have nothing except a strong lead-
er, oinnot 6e doubted. That a third party re-
eeiving farm-labor support would be a power-
fa inihence at election time is\ also beyond
wuestion
However, it is by no means certain that the
MCP will be a successful third party because
of. opposition by certain UAW (CIO) offcials.
Tiis opposition is a strong indication that the
party will not receive labor's full support, with-
out which it is foredoomed to failure.
N ADDITION, farmers and laborers have not
been too friendly in the past and it will take
a well-worked out platform to shift very many
crop-raisers from the Republican stronghold to
support a party which, thus far, seems much
more labor than farmer.
According to the supporters of the MCF,
the party will support President Roosevelt for
a fourth term, restricting its efforts in the
coming election to gaining various state posts
Republicans can do little but cheer at this
news for it will only serve to split the labor
vote, without which the Democrats are lost.
Therefore, the new party is starting out with
many obstacles in the twisting path to success.
If the MCF can make a go of it, more power to
it. We have always bee nin favor of new blood
being introduced into a system that lacks vim,
vigor and verve. -Ray Dixon
STATE VETERANS:
WMC Takes Step To
Provide Post-W1r Jobs
Fr TIE FIRST real step was taken to assure serv-
icemen returning to Michigan of getting jobs
after the war when Edward L. Cushman, state
director for the War Manpower Commission, an-
nounced plans to help veterans of World War II
get suitable Jobs promptly.
The WMC has realized that planning and
action must be taken now. After the war will
be too late. it is encouraging to know that this
governmental organization is taking concrete
steps toward intelligent post-war planning.
In each of the WMC's 121 Michigan offices is
a Veterans' limployment Representative, a vet-
eran himself in most cases, whose duty it is to
counsel veterans on all matters pertaining to
employment. These men will play a vital role
in placing our servicemen and women as they
become ready to return to civilian life.
-Doris Peterson
FINE-$100-
Steamship Company
Pays for Neglience

BeRight_
--y ByJ SAMUEL GRAFTON
NEW YORK, March 8.-My friend, Nick Din-
im, recently decided to become an expert on
foreign affairs. Nick has been writing to me for
years.
Nick's taste in international problems, you
see, was a little old-fashioned, like his taste
in food and drink. But recently Nick Dinim
decided to modernize himself. He "holed in"
(as he put it to me in a charming note of
exactly 650 words) somewhere in the country
with a number of books and magazines, and a
radio receiver, and he brought himself up to
date on foreign affairs and politics. The ex-
periment must have been a success, for I hear
that Nick is now listened to with a great deal
of respect at the club. I met him the other
day, and he seemed so vital that I hardly
knew him.
There is a minority opinion among his friends
that he is not really more vital, but that he
is only developing a twitch. That, I feel, is an
unpleasant thing to say about Nick, who is really
the sweetest of omen.
NICK DINIM now says that of course the Re-
publicans are going back in, because the pen-
dulum always swings back, every 12 years; it
has always been so, and always will be. How-
ever, he feels there is a danger that some of the
leaders of the party do not realize that the
world has changed for good, and that nothing
can ever be the same again. Nick Dinim feels
that this war is basically a kind of revolution.
We must face that fact, and accept it, he says,
because that is the only way of making sure
that we can preserve the world as you and I have
known it.
Nick feels conservative opinion must con-
vince the people that it is eager for change
and progress; otherwise, the people will never
trust it with the job of getting rid of some of
these recent changes. Nick is developing quite
a reputation as a radical among some of his
friends, but he always says, when that point
comes up: "Well, I haven't changed my tailor
yet."
There is then a burst of good-natured laugh-
ter, and the hot tempers raised by these burn-
ing discussions quickly subside. After all, every-
body knows good old Nick Dinim.
Nick Dinim feels very strongly that we must
learn to get along with Russia. He sees no
essential difficulty in this. If Russia will only
let Finland alone, and give up her claim on
Poland, and stop trying to influence policy in
the Balkans, he thinks we can solve the prob-
lem of working right along with her. Of
course, if Russia retires into isolation, lie says,
and forgets about Europe again, that will be
a hard nut to crack.
Nick Dinim says that, in connection wit
.Russia, we will just have to realize that there
is something new in the world, and we had better
face it like men, because disaster always over-
comes those men first who fear to face change.
Nick drinks Martinis before dinner now,
though he never used to touch them before. It
is the tension of our times, he says. Some of his
friends say they have never seen so remarkable
a change in k personality which they had once
considered the embodiment of an older and more
phlegmatic way of life.
(Copyright, 1944, New York Post Syndicate)

nothing so terrible as to be worth a side remark
here.
And our domestic chaos-so-called-is hun-
dreds of per cent less than that of the last
war, now lovingly recalled as an efficient war
by those who see Bernard Baruch as the be-all
and end-all of economic planners. It is true
that there are a lot of things wrong with OPA,
WPB, WLB and a few others, but it's truer
that they have done a marvelous job in the
face of determined opposition by the Ameri-
can people.
Roosevelt's worst mistakes are in the foreign
field, and his critics are only asking permission
to follow policies inferior to his own.
ONE OF THE few important and logical things
that Walter Lippman has managed to say
in the last few years is that the United States
has no foreign policy, With its internal con-
flicts it achieves no unity of action or attitude
on any question, and in the end finds itself for-
ever fighting defensively fof things in which it
cannot possibly believe.
But Lippman, having seen the obvious, goes
soaring off on the magic shield of the republic,
a consistent foreign policy-something we can't
and shouldn't have.
For foreign policy is also an ideological mat-
ter, and one to be handled by elective leaders
of the nation until the nation's sovereignty is
surrendered. We can neither afford nor sup-
port a consistent American foreign policy.
How then commitments-obviously none can
be made without the support of the American
people, -and what's wrong with that?
The chief criticism of Roosevelt's handling
them is not in its lack of positive direction, but
in its failure to properly encourage the things
in other countries in which the people of this
country believe.
Plrlan the expedient and Badoglio the ex-
pedient, could be expediently discarded with-
out assasinations or questions of military dis-
tribution of power. The government-in-exiles
could be forced to turn to their homelands
for support instead of to Washington and
Londn.
And fi }ally the people's of Europe with the
hope of counterparts of the American and Rus-
sian revolutions in their hearts might be thrown
more than a discouraging hush-hush.
In other words this country face a more dis-
astrous future in the field of foreign relations
than doestically or militarily. Roosevelt has
a fine lot of fancy mares pulling a wagon that
requires Belgian plowhorses. And his carefully
constructed wagon is about to collapse without
ever giving the service of the Deacon's One loss
Shay.
This, then, is a signal to the American people
to stop kicking about filling out forms, and over-
praising isenhower, and start mking noticeable
a rather diffident interest in the fortunes o
democracy present and future, domestic and
future.- -Mar Boradaile
DEMOCRACY?:
Mammoth Estates
Symbolize Inequalty
GROSS inequality in the distribution of na,
tional wealth and income is incompatible wish
the ideals of democracy.
The TNEC report revealed that 2.7 per cent
of the families in the United States received
almost 21 per cent of ie national income in
1936. The power and influence of that small
percentage of our population is indicated by the
amount of income which they control-one-
fiftieth of the families, one-fifth of the income.
High income and inheritance taxes and trust-
busting have broken down some of the phe-
nominal fortunes that were created during the
period of great industrial expansion. Symbolic
perhaps is the fact that the palatial Grosse
Pointe Shores estate of Edsel B. Ford is now
for sale at the price of $500,000.
How many people with middle class incomes
could afford to import building material and
workmen from England to construct such an
estate?
Most people have no ambitions for such a.
grandiose life. But the average man wants and

has a right to expect the necessities and some
of the luxuries of decent living. The productive
capacity of the nation, indicated by our war
production, is equal to the task.
According to a U.S. Department of Commerce
report only -14 per cent of the homes, in 64
cities have indoor toilets.
-Kathie Shariman

Coeds Receive Thanks.
Editor's Note: The following letter
was written to Lucy Chase Wright.,
chairman of the University Child Care
project, 14ohank University coeds for
their work at Willow unit.
My Dear Miss Wright:
On behalf of the Federal Public
Housing Authority, I should like to
express to you our deep and sincere
appreciation for the splendid services
rendered by the University of Michi-
gan Women's War Board in assisting
with a number of activities in the
Willow Run housing projects.
The individuals who have worked
with the volunteers have told us that
the volunteers performed outstand-
ing and worthwhile services without
exception, and we would like you to
know that we are grateful for the
efforts of your committee, in making
it possible for our small staff to be
supplemented through the efforts of
your committee.
Sincerely yours,
-Dorothy Cline
Director, Project Services
Willow Run
Confused kResoning
Editor's Note: We feel that the fol-
lowing letter from Clare Hoffman in
reply to a letter frm Agatha. Miller
concerning the soldier-vote contro-
versy speaks for itself,
Dear Miss Miller:
Replying to yours of the 18th.
Many people do not vote. If the
soldiers did not vote in '42 it was

because they did not care to do so.
If they can receive mail, or a federal
ballot, there is no reason why a state
ballot cannot be given them and just
why should a soldiers right to vote
be limited to voting for three candi-
dates on the federal ballot when he
should be given opportunity to vote

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"Stop snickering, Willis-you know Mary is just at the awkward
age where she can't seem to swoon without hitting her head on the
radio!"

for every candidate on state, county
and federal ballot?
Why should the advocates of a
federal ballot insist upon depriving
the soldier of the right, to vote for
state officials?' Give me your reason.
Sincerely yours,
-Clare E. Hoffman

WERRYs GOm
ROUND
By DREW
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March
8.-On Feb. 19, the Public Relations
Office at Camp Mackall, N.C. an-
nounced that eight paratroopers had
drowned, "incident to a training and
flight jump." No further details were
released.
Reason for this sketchy story is
the tragic fact that these men-
and many others like them-were
dragged to a horrible death by
drowning because they couldn't get
free from their parachutes. Be-
hind this is a story of protecting
parachute interests which may be-
come a national scandal,
The parachute in use by the U.S.
Air Forces has three "release points."
This means that when a man drops
to the ground, or the surface of the
water, he has to release the para-
chute harness at three points. And
since all releases require two-handed
action, if one hand happens to be
injured, or if the flier fumbles a
release, he cannot get free at all.
It also explains why every Amer-
ican aviator who goes to England
immediately throws away his para-
chute and begs, borrows or steals a
parachute of the British type,
which has a single-point release
that can be operated with o I
hand.
By 1935, this type was in use by
every air force in the world, except
the U.S. Air Force. The Turks had
it, the Germans had it, and the Japs
had a modification of it.
The explanation gets down to an
insidious matter of patents and
profits. Somebody has been able to
persuade U.S. procurement of'i-
cials, in some mysterious way, to
insist on the more cumbersome
American parachute harness, rath-
er than the safer British type. The
British patent originally developed
in Buiffalo is available to the U.S.
Army at any time, but someone
has insisted on continued use of
the American patent.T high rank-
ing Army .and many other officials
are burnt up over the matter and
are now investigating what looks
like a procurement scandal of the
first degree.
(Copyright.' 1944,UniteFe vtures Syn
;y Crockett Johnson
Hey, Pop! Mr. Bender
knows Mr. O'Malley
my Fwiry Godfather
SPop'Wake up!
- ---

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 1944
VOL. LIV No. 88
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Council': There will be a meeting of
the University Council on Monday,
March 13, at 4:15 p.m. in the Rack-
ham amphitheatre. The agenda will
include the following reports: Com-
mit~tee on Orientation Period; Tem-
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Transfer Students; Board in Control
of Student Publications; Board in
Control of Inter-Collegiate Athletics.
Members of the University Senate
are invited.
Louis A. Hopkins, Secretary
To Members of the Faculty, Staff
and Student Body: Attention of
everyone is called to the Lost and
Found Department of the Business
Office, Rm. 1, University Hall. In-
quiry concerning lost articles should
be made promptly at the above-men-
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campus and in University buildings
should be turned over immediately.
Those articles not called for within
60 days will be surrendered to the
finder. Shirley W. Smith
To all male students in the College
of Literature, Science, and the Arts:
By action of the Board of Regents, all
male students in residence in this
College mustelect Physical Educa-
tion for Men. This action has been
effective since June, 1943, and will
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Students may be excused from tak-
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ntsiionn in the Nwark N .J hnn

BARNABY
1 know just about everybody in
Congress. Personally. You meet
people, you know, in the cotter
pin business. I drop in now and
then for a chat with Speaker
Rayburn. Sound man, Rayburn
Yes, indeed...
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And Joe Martin-there's a sound
man for you. Good old Joseph. He
once told me, "Bender,"he said-
You must know
Congressman
Mfr.O'Malley-
C '9
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ConssmnO'aleO
& riCko hmwl.VR

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I'm sorry ... What did you say?
About Congressman O'Maley?
Mr. Bender knows
iAm Po HeaHsvs

But h& never does anything.

He's never even said anything=
Yes. ,otind~ran,
Dousn't fly off in)
all directions.
-1- ____- -

Keeps his feet on the ground. -
But-

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