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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

WEDNE~A Y, MAY

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Fifty-Fourth Year

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Streaked Lightning

Civilian Effort Challenged

CLEAVAGE between soldiers and civilians
is apparent in the growing tendency of many
servicemen to distrust the sincerity of the war
efforts of civilians, and to suspect that the home
front does not feel its war responsibilities.
This is borne out by a recent Gallup Poll
which posed the question, "Soldiers back from
the war front say that most people in this
country do not take the war seriously. What
do you think?" Sixty-six per cent of a samp-
ling of voters from 48 states agreed that the
soldier's apprehensions are well founded.
When such a large percentage of voters admit
that soldiers are dissatisfied with the attitude
of the majority of people, the division between
the two groups is not a myth.
The danger in this friction is that, aside from
impairing the war effort, it may extend to peace
time. So strong is the tendency for two unlike
social organizations to remain segregated that
unless a common understanding between the
groups is reached, a grave problem of assimila-
tion will arise after the war.
Soldiers fight side by side, share each other's
problems, and talk together about conditions

baCk home. Their objections to the attitude of
civilians are reinforced by associations with each
other. We cannot expect that, after the war,
their opinions will immediately change.
Two remedies for the clash of temperament
are possible: one, the horrors of war should be
publicized and bad news dealing with the war
emphasized; two, civilians should be drafted
into war work.
The latter remedy, with some allowances for
housewives, would be the more effective, for
active participation always augments reali-
ties. If civilians can be made to realize the
importance of their contributions toward win-
ning the war their efforts will be genuine in
spite of compulsion. Only in this way will
the soldiers respect the efforts of the home-
front fighters.
No step can be overlooked to enforce the idea
of direct help on the part of civilians. The
necessity for an effective war effort and a last-
ing peace demands close unity among the people.
-Carol Zack

I'd Rather Be Itiiht
By SAMUEL GRAFTOXN

[ikEP OAVIIIG
LOT OF US seem to be suffering from a
strange malady this spring. We assume,
somehow, not only that Roosevelt will run in '44,
but that he will win hands down without any-
one doing any real campaigning.
Before we can be sure that FDR will be
elected, we have to know that he's definitely
going to accept the nomination. And we can
be quite sure of this: that he won't run if
there is much likelihood that he won't win, or
that he'll have to spend a couple of months
campaigning his head off. Right now, Roose-
velt is rightfully more concerned about winning
the war quickly than about winning the '44
election.
It seems to us just a little presumptuous to
imagine that the people who have fought Roose-
velt and his program in 1932 and '36 and '40 a're
not going to be fighting him in '44. The recent
defeat of three of the measures he backed: the
tax bill, the federal soldier vote bill and now
the anti-poll tax bill, is not something pointing
toward an easy Roosevelt victory this year.
Agreed that there are good straws blowing in
the wind, as well as bad ones (like the renom-
ination of Pepper and Hill), it is nonetheless true
that if FDR doesn't run Dewey can paste "White
House" stickers on his luggage with a certain
degree of assurance.
Political forecasting is, in a sense, just a
weighing of trends: will the importance of X
outbalance the significance of Q. And in a
matter as important as the elections this year,
we don't believe in tipping the forecasting scales
on the basis of faith alone. We would much
prefer to throw in a few old-fashioned political
tactics, like ringing doorbells and getting people
down to the polls in November.
FIRST, of course, citizens must register to vote.
This is important, whether they're going to
vote Roosevelt's platform of internal progress
and international cooperation, aggressive anti-
fascism and certain economic freedoms, or for
the Man in Albany and his Theory of Silence.
Then, doorbell by doorbell, people with the
gift of gal) aud perhaps a little touch of blar-
ney thrown in, have to discuss the issues of the
election, from domestic tax question and the
Murray-Wagner-Dingall Bill, to the problems
of the United Nations and the Big Four cpnfer-
ences. They can't leave out, either, the local
issues which will decide the composition of our
state legislature, and the returns on Rep. Mich-
ener of Washtenaw County.
Politics, this summer, will be the subject of
more cartoons and serious contemplation than
the World Series. And if we want the outcome
to be intelligent, we have to be sure that we
know the batting averages and the requisites for
getting ricked on the All-Star lineup. The
League of Women Voters, the Citizens' Com-
mittees To Draft Roosevelt, the Political Action
Committees of the CIO, and other nationwide
organizations and publications, are all needed
in compiling "pertinent data." (It never hurts
to know whom the "Chicago Tribune" and the
"Los Angeles Times" are backing either. Or the
"Cross and the Flag.")
But just a suggestion: before you start betting
on a progressive Congress and FDR in '44, you
might write him a postcard, telling him you're

DAILY OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
(Continued from Page 2)
be held at the Union, Rm. 306, today,
from five to six. Applications must
be in at that time, since rpom reser-
vations are being made now.
A representative of the Curtis-
Wright Corp. will be on the campus
tomorrow to interview girls for their
engineering training program. They
will see girls in our office, 201 Mason
Hall. Stop in for appointments or
call Ext. 371. Bureau of Appoint-
ments.
Choral Union Concerts: The Uni-
versity Musical Society announces
the Sixty-sixth Annual Choral Union
Concert Series as follows:
Helen Traubel, Soprano, Nov. 4;
ClevelandrOrchestra, George Szell'
Guest Conductor, Nov. 12; Fritz
Kreisler, Violinist, Nov. 17; Josef
Lhevinne, Pianist, Nov. 27; Carroll
Glenn, Violinist, Dec. 5; Boston Sym-
phony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky,
Conductor, Dec. 11; Vladimir Horo-
witz, Pianist, Jan. 15; Dorothy May-
nor, Soprano, Feb. 3; Westminster
Choir, John Finley Williamson, Con-
ductor, Feb. 11; Chicago Symphony
Orchestra, Desire Defauw, Conductor,
March-.
Orders for season tickets with re-
mittance to cover will be accepted by
mail, or may be left in person at the
offices of the University Musical So-
ciety in Burton Memorial Tower.
Prices, including tax (and a special
May Festival coupon in the value of
$3.60 when applied toward payment
of May Festival series ticket): $14.40,
$12.00, $9.60 and $7.20. Orders will
be filed, and will be filled in sequence.
Tickets will be mailed out about
Oct. 1 by ordinary mail, unless 20
cents additional is included for regis-
tration.
Interviewing for positions on the
central committee of Child Care will
be in the undergraduate offices of
the League Wednesday, May 17, from
2:30 to 6; Thursday from 5 to 6.
Positions open are: Girl Reserve
Chairmen, Girl Scout Chairmen,
Proxy Parent Chairmen, Personnel
Chairmen, Publicity Chairmen. If
anyone has any questions please call
Naomi Miller at 24516.
Lectures
Henry Russel Lecture: Dr. John
Alexander, Professor of Surgery, will
deliver the Henry Russel Lecture for
1943-44, on the subject, "Develop-
ments in Thoracic Surgery." (illus-
trated), at 4:15 p.m., Thursday, May
18, in the Rackham Amphitheatre.
Announcement of the Henry Russel
Award for the current year will be
made at this time.
The first in the series of lectures,
The Culture of Latin America, will be
given tonight, by Dr. Raul Olivera
from Cuba. His address is entitled
"The Cultural Life of Cuba" and will
be in English. 8 p.m. at the Kellogg
Auditorium. The public is invited.
Mr. George T. Whelden, Interna-
tional President of the Society of
Residential Appraisers, will speak on
"Trends in Housing-Both Public
and Private," Wednesday, May 24, at
8 p.m. in the Rackham Amphitheatre,
under the joint auspices of the Uni-
versity Extension Service and the
Ann Arbor Real Estate Board. A
question and answer period will fol-
low the talk. The public is cordially
invited.
Dr. Haven Emerson, Nonresiden t
Lecturer in Public Health Adminis-
tration and Professor Emeritus of
Public Health at Columbia Univer-
sity, will speak to public health stu-

dents and other interested individu-
als this morning at 11 o'clock, in the
School of Public Health Auditorium.
The title of Doctor Emersons address
will be "The Administration of
Health Services at the Four Levels of
Government."
Academic Notices
M.P. 5, Welding: Class will meet
this week on Saturday at 9 a.m.
instead of Thursday. Laboratory on
Friday as usual.
Concerts
Woodwind Recital under the direc-
tion of William D. Revelli will be pre-
sented at 8:30 p.m., Thursday, May
18, in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
The program will include composi-

WASHINGTON, May 16.-The
Presidei* sometimes has been des-
cribed as vindictive and unrelenting
toward a foe whenever he gets the
"old Dutch up." To some extent,
this is true. Some who have crossed
wires sharply with the President are
never forgiven nor forgotten.
On the other hand, he has shown
remarkable streaks of forgiveness.
Most notable recent example is the
case of new Secretary of the Navy
Forrestal. Very few people know
of an incident which occurred a
little over a year ago at Forrestal's
Georgetown mansion. But the
President did.
The General Electric Company has
developed a new listening device, on
the principle of a dictaphone, by
which outside parties can pick up
conversations as far away as three
miles. The device is extremely sensi-
tive and does not need to have a
dictaphone planted inside the room
where the conversation is taking
place.
General Electric's ex - president,
Charley Wilson, efficient vice-chair-
man of the War Production Board,
happened to have one of these de-
vices and, one night, he tuned it in
on the Forrestal home:
It happened to be during the per-
iod when the Army and Navy were
waging relentless war against the
War Production Board, doing their
best to oust Donald Nelson and take
over WPB duties themselves.
It so happened that dining with
Forrestal that night were Under-
secretary of War Patterson, Bernie
Baruch and one or two high-ranking
Army officers. The conversation dur-
ing a large part of the evening con-
sisted of criticism of the Adminis-
tration. especially of the War Pro-
duction Board, and including the
President himself.
Transcript Shown to FDR
Bernie Baruch's high voice could
be heard distinctly, taking some tough
raps at his old friend, FDR. As Bar-
uch is deaf, the others talked in
rather loud voices, among them For-
restal, who gave out his share of
Presidential criticism.
In fact, the criticism of the Com-
mander-in-Chief was so vigorous,
and plans for Army-Navy taking
over of the War Production Board
were hatched in such detail, that
Wilson and Donald Nelson took a
transcript of the conversation down
to the White House.
The President seemed to enjoy the
story. His chief comment was: "Lock
up that transcript in a safe and keep

it there. Somebody will try to steal
it."
Five copies were made and locked
up. But since then, the President
has spent a whole month at the South
Carolina home of his friend and
critic, Bernie Baruch. And despite
the fact that the press has reported
Forrestal talking to GOP Senators
about his lining up with a prospec-
tive GOP Presidential candidate, FDR
has now appointed Forrestal Secre-
tary of the Navy.
Isolationist's Revival,. .
After a long sabbatical silence, fol-
lowing the pre-Pearl Harbor expose
of his pro-Nazi connections, Con-
gressman Stephen A. Day of Illinois
stuck his neck out the other day in
the House in a debate with Admin-
istration spokesmen that had the
galleries agog for 15 minutes.
Day delivered a windy harangue
against post-war "international en-
tanglements" that was reminiscent
of his isolationist writings for Fland-
ers Hall, the Nazi-controlled publish-
ing house in New Jersey which Wash-
ington Merry - Go - Round exposes
helped to chase out of business. How-
ever, before the bald, portly Illinoi-
san was finished, young Representa-
tive Albert Gore of Tennessee and
House majority leader John McCor-
mack gave him a workout he hadn't
bargained for.
Replying to Day's charge that
President Roosevelt was being in-
luenced by foreign "isms" (he ad-
mitted under questioning by Gore
that he meant Russia) in post-war
planning, McCormack roughly shot
back:
"The gentleman from Illinois was
wrong before Pearl Harbor and has
never had the courage to admit he
was wrong and has never got on the
right premise since. Since our coun-
try entered the war, the gentleman
has never changed his course of con-
duct."
President's Health . .
When Congressional leaders called
at the White House for the first leg-
islative conference following the Pres-
ident's return from South Carolina,
he looked fit as a fiddle. However,
Senate majority leader Alben Bark-
ley popped the question that has
had the capital worried because of
those wild rumors about the Com-
mander-in-Chief's health.
"How do you feel?" asked the Ken-
tuck ian.
"Great," replied Roosevelt. He
added that he had got in 12 hours
of sleep a night and plenty of sun-
shine.
(Copyright, 1944, United Features Synd.)

NEW YORK, May 16.-Mr. Willkie is, think-
ing things over, and a number of Republicans
are waiting, in some agitation, for him to finish
thinking. The pause is getting them down.
They are biting their fingernails, and smoking
rather too many cigarettes, as they wait for the
bulletin which will tell them that Mr. W. has
made up his mind.
Several approaches are being made to Mr.
Willkie to get him to promise to support the
Republican candidate, whoever he is. One is
the argument that-to fail to support Mr.
Dewey will show a lack of sportsmanship on
Mr. Willkie's part, and will, in fact, mark
him down a poor loser. But Mr. Willkie is not
playing checkers. I doubt whether he thinks
this is a game. He is making a moral decision.
Another approach, by former Senator Moses,
has been to remind Mr. Willkie that Mr. Dewey
spoke on his behalf in 1940, and that therefore
Mr. Willkie owes it to Mr. Dewey to speak on
his behalf in 1944. Thus all the resources of
both college spirit and party regularity are being
mobilized to win Mr. Willkie over. They want
him to die for dear old Rutgers.
(Sometimes, in the dark of night, this must
strike Mr. Willkie as a strange appeal, since one
of the devices used to beat him in Wisconsin
was the argument that he' was "not really a
Republican." Now he is being told that as a
good party man, he must support the party
choice. They fought him on the ground that
he was really a Roosevelt, and now they appeal
to him on the ground that he is really an Elihu
Root.)
Still another approach has been to tell Mr.
Willkie, over and over again, -that his ideas were
not defeated in the Wisconsin primary, but that
his defeat was a purely personal defeat. "They
just didn't like you, that's all," they say to Mr.

the Tribune's isolationist editorials just a bad
dream? Did none of it really happen, and did
Mr. Willkie lose just because the voters didn't
like his face?
So Mr. Willkie sits, in a well of silence, trying
to grope his way through to a moral decision.
He needs, I think, to find the answer to this
question: Will the Republican party emerge
from the convention as an internationalist party
with an isolationist wing, or as an isolationist
party wearing an internationalist overcoat?
Mr. Willkie simply cannot believe that the
chief issue of our time is not an issue, Ile
remembers, perhaps, that previous period, in
1920, when exactly this same controversy went
flat, in exactly the manner in which it has
gone flat in our day; and when it became un-
patriotic, or something, to suggest that there
were any isolationists left; and when the
Committee of Thirty-One famous Republi-
cans (speaking of Elihu Root) pledged its
word to the public that the party was inter-
nationalist. And then, wow!
They. tell Mr. W. that all attitudes on foreign
policy are now the same. They want him to sign
his name to (hat theory, as Mr. Root once did.
But, he has seen the face of the world, and
sensed its hunger, and he holds back, fearing to
give it a dusty answer.
That is the problem the GOP faces in landing
Mr. W., and if the GOP thinks I am going to
solve it for them, it is crazy. It is going to have
to solve it itself, and I don't think that to tap
this brooding man on the shoulder, and remind
him of the rules of football and the traditions
of Sigma Phoo is going to be enough.
(Copyright, 1944, New York Post Syndicate)

~C hWASHINGTONj.
TBy DREWi.RSON
MRRYGO 0aROUND___
By DRkE W PEARSO4N - -

tions for soloists, and ensembleJ
groups by Bach, Widor, Haydn, So-
beck, Griffiths, Mozart and Dallier.
The public is cordially invited.
Exhibitions
College of Architecture and De-
sign: The exhibition of sketches and
water color paintings made in Eng-
land by Sgt. Grover D. Cole, instruc-
tor on leave in the College of Archi-
tecture and Design, will be continued
until June 1. Ground floor cases,
Architecture Building. Open daily
except Sunday 9 to 5. The public is
cordially invited.
Events Today
Rev. H. L. Pickerill will speak at
the Inter-Guild luncheon this noon
at Lane Hall. Anyone who is inter-
ested is invited to come.
Tutorial Committee: There will be
a meeting this afternoon at 3 o'clock
in the Undergraduate Office of the
Michigan League. All members and
those who would like to work on the
Committee are asked to come.
Merit Committee: There will be a
meeting Wednesday at 4:30 in the
League for anyone interested in the
committee.
The Discussion Group of the Mich-
igan Dames will meet at 8:15 p.m. at
the home of Mrs. D. MacDonald, 407
E. Kingsley Street.
Mortar Board: There will be an
important meeting of all new Mortar
Board members at 5 p.m. in the
League.
Tau Beta Pi: The society's meeting
tonight will be highlighted by an
illustrated talk by Professor Frank L.
Schwartz on the subject of Jet Pro-
pulsion. All active members will meet
in the lobby of the Union promptly
at 5:45.
The Michigan Technic will hold an
important meeting tonight at 7:30 in
the Technic office. Business to be
discussed includes organization of the
staff for the coming semester and
plans for a staff party. Refreshments
will be served after the meeting.

Building. Professor John B. Waite
will read a paper on "The Education
of 'a Lawyer" and Professor I.D. Scott
a paper on "The Dunes of the Lake
Michigan Basin."
Coming Events
Tea at International Center is
served, each week on Thursday from
4 to 5:30 p.m. for foreign students,
faculty, townspeople, and American
student friends of foreign students.
Zoology Club Meeting: - There 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
Salientia."
Crayon Drawings: Do you want
your Sketch Drawn? Come to the
USO Friday Afternoon between 1 and
5 p.m. Colored Crayon Drawings done
by Mrs. John Bradfield. Please make
an appointment in advance.
Dancing Lessons: The USO Dan-
cing Class will be held this Friday
evening from 7 to 8 p.m. under the
direction of Lt. Flegal.
Friday Night Dance: The USO Fri-
day Night Dance will be held as usual
Friday night from 8 to Midnight.
Come and enjoy a dance with the
USO Junior Hostesses.
Saturday Night Dance: Saturday
Night Dance at the USO Club from
8 to Midnight. USO Junior Hostess
Company X and Y in charge. Dance
with the Junior Hostesses- Men
wishing to bring a date please obtain
a guest card from the USO Office
two hours before the Dance-Ser-
vicemen and wives always welcome.
Refreshments will be served.
Sunday Morning Breakfast: Pan-
cakes at the USO Club Sunday Morn-
ing!! All servicemen are cordially
invited to come to the USO Club
Sunday Morning and enjoy a Pan-
cake breakfast. Don't miss this!
Breakfast will be served starting at
10:30 a.m.
Sunday Afternoon Open House:
Open House Sunday Afternoon and
Evening at the USO Club. Refresh-

behind his policies and urging him to
run, and you might, on your way to
the postbox, ring a few doorbells and
buttonhole some of your neighbors
and suggest that they do the same.
When you have the power to contrib-
ute to the trends to be weighed, it's
pretty foolish to pass it up.
-Ann Fagan

BARNABY

By Crockett Johnson

Mom... Mr. O'Malley, my Fairy Quiet, Bar
Godfather, is'angry because we
didn't let him cure Pop's cold. Yes, M
a . .1..-.h . hetter.

Tnaby. I'm on the phone.
hrs. Shulfz, John's much
... I'm havinn an wf u

. He's so worried about
production at the plant.
The manpower shortage.. .

~hEMr, Mley!

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