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~AG~ IWO SATU1tDAY, MAY 113, 1944

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SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1944
VOL LIV No. 134
All notices for The Daily Official Bul-
letin are to be sent to the Office of the
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School of Education Faculty: The
May meeting of the faculty, originally
scheduled for May 15, will be held in
the University Elementary School Li-
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Admission to the School of Bus-
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Senior Engineers: Mr. W. G. Hillen
of Carrier Corporation, Syracuse,
N.Y. will hold a group meeting in
Rm. 229 West Engineering Bldg.
from 9:30 to 10 a.m., Tuesday, May
16, 1944, to explain the opportunities
for employment with that organiza-
tion. He is interested in students of
4F Classification, post-war prospects
and nationals of other countries.
Interview schedule is posted on the
bulletin board at Rm. 221 West Engi-
neering Building for 20-minute ap-
pointments for the balance of the
A new president of the Interfra-
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I.F.C. office before Friday, May 26.
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Dr. Gabriel Atristain will give the
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series Tuesday evening, May 16, at
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theatre. Dr. Atristain will lecture on
"The Evolution of -Mexican Litera-
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WASHINGTON, May 12.-It hasi
been said that oratory is on the wanec
in America, that great figures who1
dare to speak out on the Senate floor
have disappeared, that the real power
of the Senate is now exercised ini
committee by strong, silent men with
no grace for speech.I
Those who heard Tennessee's Sen-i
ator Kenneth McKellar harangue his
colleagues on the subject of this col-]
umnist the other day are wondering
if this is true. Opinion is divided.
But both sides agree that the gentle-
man from Tennessee hit the high
watermark for gorgeous invective.
Ordinarily, this columnist doesn't
consider himself worth forty-five
minutes of the Senate's time and
twelve columns in the Congressional
Record but, since Senator McKellar
is anxious to get circulation, this
column is delighted to oblige. So we
give you Senator McKellar of Ten-
nessee speaking on the Senate floor
in rebuttal of a Merry-Go-Round
report of his feud against the Ten-
nessee Valley Authority:
No Mountaineer McKellar
"Mr. President, I have been shown
an article by one Drew Pearson, a
so-called columnist. I wish to read
from that article and comment upon
"Pearson says: 'For 32 long years
in Congress, blustery mountaineer
Kenneth McKellar-'
"I digress long enough to say
that I do not know Mr. Pearson,
but really he is an ignorant ass, is
he not? (Laughter.) I was not
born in the mountains. Yet this
ignorant, blundering, lying ass
seems to think there is something
discreditable about mountains. The
truth is that it is not a dishonor to
be a mountaineer. Only a blatant
jackanapeswould have made a
point of that.
"He is just an ignorant liar, a
pusillanimous liar, a peewee liar. I
understand he and Lilienthal (David
Lilienthal, chairman of the Tennes-
see Valley Authority) are great
friends. They are two of a kind. What
is fitter than two liars standing up
for each other?"
'A Colossal Lie' .. .
"Listen to this. Of all the remark-
able statements that have been made
about me this article, this one is the
most false, most damnable, most out-
rageous, the most colossal lie I have
ever read about myself or anyone
else: 'They remember the occasion

when McKellar pulled a knife, and
charged a colleague on the Senate
floor, until he was disarmed.'
"I say that that statement is a will-
ful, deliberate, malicious, dishonest,
intensely cowardly, low, degrading,
filthy lie, out of the whole cloth. I
never pulled a knife on any person
in my life. Not only have I never
pulled a knife on any Senator, but I
have never pulled a knife on anyone
in my entire history."
Note-The Associated Press, Ap-
ril 5, 1938, reported: "When the
Senate quit for the day, Senator
McKellar made a lunge at Senator
Copeland, but Senator Clark of
Missouri stepped in. Struggling in
Mr. Clark's arms, Senator MeKel-
lar announced distinctly that Sen-
ator Copeland was a blankety-
blank, asinine old son of a so-and-
so. Furthermore, Senator McKel-
lar went on, he was a blankety-
blank, lying what-you-may-call-
Senator Clark later told this col-
umnist that McKellar had a clasp
knife which he was taking out of his
side coat pocket when Clark grabbed
his arm. Clark has since denied this.
'A Low-Life Skunk' ...
"I am now speaking for all my col-
leagues, as well as myself. This man
is just an egregious liar, and this is
an egregious lie, out of the whole
cloth. There is nothing but lying
from beginning to end. His lying
friend Lilienthal has gotten him, no
doubt, to publish this lie about me,
and that is why it is here in this
"I try to be honest with my con-
stituents. I try to be straightforward.
I do not undertake to lie to them.
"Gentlemen, I am not angry. I
am just sorry that this great nation
of ours, this nation of honest men,
this nation of Americans, has with-
in its borders any person so low
and despicable, so corrupt, so grov-
eling, so desirous of injuring the
character and the accomplishments
of his fellow men, as this low-born,
low-lived, corrupt and dishonest
Drew Pearson.
"Mr. President, do Senators all
know what a skunk is? He is some-
times known as a polecat. The ani-
mal called a skunk cannot change his
smell. This human skunk cannot
change his smell. He will always be
just a low-life skunk.
"Mr. President, if I have been
guilty of exhibition of temper, I hope
the Senators will forgive me."
(Copyright, 1944, United Features Synd.)



Military Merit of WAC Saluted

TWO YEARS AGO America had made only a
start on the long, hard road of war. In
perspective, events of Spring, 1942, are a part
of the war's beginning. And one of those events
was the creation of the Women's Army Corps,
then an "Auxiliary," on May 15, 1942. The Corps,
observing its second anniversary this week, was
in this war at the beginning.
The WACs first demonstrated their merit in
this country, and now are on non-combat duty
in England, Italy, North Africa, Australia, India
and Hawaii. Overseas contingents, small at first,
are growing. WACs are working with the Army
Air, Ground and Service Forces, the AAF in
particular using large numbers of Air WACs
here and abroad.
Of all the recognition they have earned, one
fact stands foremost to the credit of the WACs.
They have established their ability to succeed
in jobs of military skill-not just in the obvi-

ous feminine tasks carried over from civilian
life, important though the latter are to Army
operations. The list of skills is long-radio
operators, airplane mechanics, instrument re-
pairmen, weather observers, map plotters, elec-
tricians, photo interpreters, crytographers, con-
trol tower operators-there are 239 Army jobs
for women, and scores of them involve techni-
cal skills. WACs are not merely "filling" those
jobs. They have learned them well and they
are making good in them.
That is why, on its second anniversary, we
salute the Women's Army Corps, not only for
patriotic service but for military merit as well.
And that is why we recommend to other American
women an immediate visit to the Army Recruit-
ing Station at the League. They will become
members of a military corps which is accomplish-
ing much toward the day of victory and the final
return of our combat soldiers.
-Marion Sipes

I'd Rather
Be Right
By Samuel Grafton



1HERE'S something about organized charity
that gets our goat. Perhaps that's putting it
a little too violently for a warm spring day, but,
slightly modified, that's our feeling.
It isn't that we oppose the causes for which
charity is collected. We too agree that little
children should-go to camp in the summer, that
the widows and orphans should be cared for, and
tramps and disabled citizens. And as long as
such campaigns continue, we will probably con-
tinue putting nickels in the slot. But basically
we object.
It would be all right if we had never received
any charity ourselves. If we didn't know ex-
actly how the little girl feels when she puts on
cast-off clothing . . . the knowledge that she
should feel grateful, but that somehow she
never would have picked out a dress for herself
with purple trimming. And the same with the
other objects of man's conscience.
We think something has to be done about the
poor and homeless. Probably the proper thing
is to find jobs for them, or, better still, to see to
it that enough jobs exist so that they can find
them for themselves. And if we are careful in
the future we won't have any more disabled
veterans of industrial or international accidents.
Right now the same kind of energy that went
into the Podunk Brighten the Corner Where You
Are Committee is now going into plans of young
social service workers for adding sweetness and
light to the reconstruction of Germany and the
rest of occupied Europe. You know, the white
man's burden, the good influence we will have
on the post-war world, and so forth.
As far as we can see, the group- which will be
most efficient and understanding in the rebuild-
ing of the Nazified territories is the group most
affected by the destruotion. The people, the ones
who were put in concentration camps, in the un-
derground movement, those slowly learning that
they couldn't live under Hitler, no matter how
they compromised. Many of them have been
killed . . . as many as Hitler could find. Many
more escaped-a whole group of German refugees
are now in Mexico City, for example, working
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exposed to democratic ideas, to the Atlantic
Charter, Four Freedoms, Teheran agreement.
And to the Declaration of Independence, the Bill.
of Rights, and especially to the Emancipation
Proclamation. To some of the documents in
England's history, the Magna Charta, the Bill of
Rights, the various Reform Bills. To the new
Soviet Constitution of 1936, to the principles of
Sun Yat-sen on which the New China will be
built. People always like to know that they
aren't the only ones who have been in the dark
at some time in their lives, and that others have
had to fight constructively for freedom, as these
Germans and Italians will have to do when they
go home after the war.
(It occurs to us that, it might be wise for a
few of us who think we know what the war is
about to read the suggestions above, as well.
The library copies aren't very well blackened.)
. People who themselves have been the victims
of a situation are the ones most capable of
finding a solution to it. And when we someday
ask the present recipients of charity what they
think should be done to better conditions, they
will probably agree with us that they don't
like organized charity, and that the answer
will come when causes.are removed.
It's like putting sugar in with your vitamin
pills. You know the pills are good for you, but
you wish, that somehow you had got your
vitamins by eating the right foods over the
years. r----Ann Fagan
On March 2, 1944 . . . (Sewell) Avery attacked
the philosophy that the chief responsibility of
business after the war is to provide jobs for
everyone. "A corporation's efficiency is indicated
by the number of men it can release from a job,
not by the number of men hired," Avery said.
-The Chicago Sun

We have a tendency to treat our soldiers like
moral infants, and to keep them on an intellec-
tual diet of baby-talk. We shelter them from
columnists and commentators. Our service news-
papers give only a sanitized and sterilized view
of the home front. A serviceman in Italy who
depended on Stars and Stripes, says Mr. Russell
Hill in a fine article in the New York Herald
Tribune, would never know there was any con-
troversy back home.
This is not the fault of the soldier-editors
of Stars and Stripes; it is the fault of high
policy, which favors articles written in pure
gook, describing a world of ducky-wucks.
The soldier's feet may be in mud, but his mind
must be kept in cotton-wool. His father may
read the ravings or cooings, of American publi-
cists; his mother may read them, his brother
and sister, or, bless us, even his seven-year-old
daughter may read them; but he himself may
not read them, for fear his moral bridgework
would crack under the strain.
The Army lives in ecstatic fear of controversy,
and while a rather competent daily budget of
news is cabled by it to service publications over-
seas, much of it has the look of having been
sent to the didie service and laundered before
going on to the cop? desk.
The Army has made some fine films on the
historic background of the war, but even these
become a little tremulous as they approach mod-
ern times; and they bound like jackrabbits over
whole areas of controversy.
A kind of head-hiding goes on; there is an
official will toward infantilism; and the world
as it is presented to 12,000,000 adult American
citizens in the services is a world of gaps and
holes; it is a world without a Spain, without a
Tito, without a de Gaulle, without enemies of in-
ternational progress on the home front.
A LL THIS STUFF is considered to be dirty
business, best left to private enterprise to dis-
cuss, in the comparatively few copies of news-
magazines and newspapers which reach the
fighting fronts. The Herald Tribune's Mr. Hill
shows us, by contrast, how the British and
Canadian front-line newspapers (The Union
Jack, the Eighth Army News, and The Maple
Leaf) have been presenting roaring controversies
ever since African days, in which privates often
write pert answers to captians in letter columns
impudently devoted to the shape of the postwar
You could positively not get Marshal Rommel
to agree that this has been bad for British
But our own Army has institutionalized a
kind of moral timidity; it takes a reserved and
even genteel view of the world; it peeps in
horror from behind intellectual lace curtains
at the home-front wreckers, at the popular

movements of Europe, at contro-
versies between adherents of pure-
and-simple private industry and
the adherents of state planning.
To be divorced from controversy is
to be divorced from life; it is a hell of
a note to put growth vitamins care-
fully into every K-ration, and leave
them out of the GI issue of food for
the mind. Our men are likely to
come home a little stunted, compar-
ed with their British brothers, much
less able to understand what has been
happening here and much less well1
equipped to understand the new Eur-
The ripely Republican Herald Tri-,
bune very properly takes the line that
the editorial policy of our service
publications reflects that timidity
and "childish fear of chaos and the
Reds" which mark our national ap-
proach to the world, so that we are
beginning to look like the last "great
reactionary power," fluttery and ner-
vous about the great currents of pop-I
ular feeling which are shaping Europe
and the world.
We are forever backing away from
those movements, denying them, try-!
ing to hex them by refusing to talk
about them; and that leaves is for-
ever peeping out from behind those
silly lace curtains at the astonishing
realities of the sidewalk.
(Copyright, 1944, N.Y. Post Syndicate)


Students will meet in the auditorium
of University High School. The ex-
amination will consume about four
hours' time; promptness is therefore
Doctoral Examination for Norman
Lord Wendler, Chemistry; thesis:
"The Synthesis of Hydroaromatic
Derivatives of Naphthalene and Phe-
nanthrene," Monday, May 15, 309
Chemistry, at 1:30 p.m. Chairman,
W. E. Bachmann.
By action of the Executive Board
the Chairman may invite members
of the faculties and advanced doc-
toral candidates to attend this exam-
ination, and he may grant permission
to those who for sufficient reason
might wish to be present.
Doctoral Examination for Harliet
Elizabeth Smith, Botany; thesis:
"Sedum Pulchellum: A Physiological
and Morphological Comparison of
Diploid, Tetraploid, and Hexaploid
Races," Monday, May 15, 1139 Natur-
al Science, at 2:30 p.m. Chairman,
E. B. Mains.
By action of the Executive Board
the Chairman may invite members of
the faculties and advanced doctoral
candidates to attend this examina-
tion, and he may grant permission to
those who for sufficient reason might
wish to be present.
Doctoral Examination for Law-
rence Bruce Scott, Chemistry; thesis:
"Studies of Some Aspects of the
Diels-Alder Reaction," Monday, May
15, 309 Chemistry, at 3:30 p.m. Chair-
man, W. E. Bachmann.
By action of the Executive Board
the Chairman may invite members
of the faculties and advanced doc-
toral candidates to attend this exam-
ination, and he may grant permission
to those who for sufficient reason
might wish to be present.
Zoology Club Meeting: 'T'here will
be a meeting of the Zoology Club on
Thursday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the-
Rackham Amphitheatre. Miss Grace
Orton will speak on "Systematic and
phylogenetic significance of certain
larval characters in the Amphibia
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.
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tre box office, which is open from
10-1 and 2-5.
Michigan Sailing Club: There will
be a meeting at 1 p.m. in the Union.
'Coming Events
The Graduate Outing Club will
meet Sunday at 2:30, p.m. for a hike
at the club quarters, northwest cor-
ner of the Rackham Building. All
graduate and professional students
and alumni are cordially invited to
The English Journal Club will meet
Tuesday evening, May 16, at 8 o'clock,
in the West Conference Room of the
Rackham Building. Mr. David Stev-
enson will read a paper on "The Aes-
thetic and the Ethical Approach .in
the Evaluation of the Novel." Re-
freshments and discussion will fol-
low the reading of the paper. Mem-
bers of the faculty, graduate stu-
dents, and interested undergraduates
are invited to attend.
First Congregational Church, State
and William Sts., Minister, Rev.
Leonard A. Parr. Director of Student
work, Rev. H. L. Pickerill. Church
School departments meet at 9:15 a.m.
and 10:45 a.m. Service of public wor-
ship at 10:45 a.m. Dr. Parr will
preach on the subject "Makers of
Atmosphere and Environment." At
5 the Congregational-Disciples Guild
will meet in the assembly room for
supper and program of worship fol-
lowed by the election of officers.
First Church of Christ, Scientist,
409 S. Division Street. Wednesday
evening service at 8 p.m. Sunday
morning service at 10:30 a.m. Sub-
ject: "Mortals and Immortals." Sun-
day School at 11:45 a.m. A conven-
ient Reading Room is maintained by
this church at 106 E. Washington
Street where the Bible, also the
Christian Science Textbook, "Science
and Health with Key to the Scrip-
tures" and other writings by Mary
Baker Eddy may be read, borrowed
or purchased. Open daily except
Sundays and -holidays from 11:30
a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. until 9 p.m.
Memorial Christian Church (Dis-
ciples): 11 Morning Worship. The
Rev. Parker Rossman, Chicago, guest
minister. Sermon topic: "God's Con-
voys." 5 p.m., Guild Sunday Eve-


By Crockett Johnson

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Ilana time to co to the kitchen 1

What were you doing up there?
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Doctor, can you come right
away? John's delirious! He



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