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W rnE.i Y, MAY 24, 1944


Fifty-Fourth Year




The endulum




'cited and. managed by students of the Unxiversity
of Mchigan under the authority of the hoard in Control
of Student Publications.
Editorial Staff

Jane Farrant
Claire Sherman
Stan Wallace .
Evelyn Phillips
Harvey Franl.
Bud Low
Jo Ann Peterson
Mary Anne Olson
Marjorie Hall
Marjorie Rosmarin

. . . . . Managing Editor
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. . . . . Associate Editor
. . . . . Sports Editor
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, . .Associate Sports Editor
. . . . Women's Editor
Associate Women's Editor
. .Associate Women's Editor
Business Staff

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 19441
VOL. LIV No. 143
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Spring Term: Schedule of Examin-
ations, June 17 to June 24, 1944. Note:
For courses having both lectures and
quizzes, the time of exercise is the
time of the first lecture period of the
week; for courses having quizzes
only, the time of exercise is the time
of the first quiz period. Certain cour-
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ods as noted below the regular sched-
ule. To avoid misunderstandings and
errors, each student should receive
notification from his instructor of
the time and place of his examina-
Exercise Time Time of Examination
Mon., 8...........Mon., June 19, 2-4
Mon., 9.........Tues., June 20, 2-4
Mon., 10: Mon., June 19, 10:30-12:30
Mon., 11 ...... Wed., June 21, 8-10
Mon., 1 .......... Fri., June 23, 8-10
Mon., 2 ..Wed., June 21, 10:30-12:30'
Mon., 3 . .Sat., June 17, 10:30-12:30
Tues., 8 .......... Sat., June 17, 2-4
Tues., 9 ............Fri., June 23, 2-4
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es., 1 .."...... Tues., June 20, 8-10
es., 2 .........at., June 17, 8-10
es., 3 ... .. . Thurs., June 22, 8-10
rnflicts, irregulaxs, Make-ups
... . ..Sat., June 24, 8-10
Special P'eriods
College of Literature, Science and


PoRlitial Portraits: Champion of White Supremacy

Michener's Recard
SENABEE COUNTY CIO Council, composed of
23 CIO locals, has gone on record to vote for
any representative to Congress but Earl C.
In view of Michener's past record, the present
stand on the CIO Council is the only progressive.
and lgical one for them to take.
According to statistics in the May 8 supple-
ment issue of the New Republic, Michener
voted progressively on only four measures in
the past 18 months, yet there were 18 measures
or bills to be voted on.'
Michener voted: to liquidate the HOLC,
against limiting policy makers on price orders,
for stopping the appropriation of more money
for soil conservation and rural electrification;
he opposed the $67,200 Limit on salaries and
incentive payments on certain crops, he refused
to allow the passage of the Bates motion to re-
commit the Disney resolution, he would not vote
to sustain the veto subsidy bill, or the conference
report on tax bill; he voted to override the veto
tax bill; he was in favor of an amendment to
keep labor out of politics; and, last but not least,
he voted against the Federal Soldier-Vote Bill.
In all cases, Michener's vote was an anti-
progressive one.
There is no place in Congress today for any-
one who will vote for bills that will adversely
affect the war and the home front, and against
bills that are essential for successful execution
of the war.
The CIO Council's present stand is a hopeful
note toward better things to come.
-Aggie Miller

I'd Rather Be Right

NEW YORK, May 23.-At an Empire jollifica-
tion of some sort in London the other day, Mr.
Churchill, surrounded by the chiefs of the do-
minions, tore otf the following sentence:
"These are days when in other countries ig-
norant peoples are often disposed to imagine that
progress consists in converting oneself from a
monarchy into a republic."
The sentence is offensive, but that is not
important; Mr. Churchill certainly did not real-
ize how offensive these words would appear to
that large part of the world which is attached
to the republican principle; any more than we
realize how some of our own tart references to
kings, etc., may be offensive to Britons.
What is importanit is that Mr. Churchill has
moved forward from a defense of the British
monarchy to a generalized defense of all mon-
arcities. le is so concerned with the future
of the British Empire, whose connecting link-
is the throne, that he has made himself into a
kind of belated Burke, arguing for the mon-
archical principle in the abstract, approx-
imately a century and a half after the world
has become thoroughly bored with the issue.
Here we have a clue, of course, to Mr. Chur-
chill's frequent expressions of support for King





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Victor Emmanuel of Italy, King Peter of Yugo-
slavia and King George of Greece. Mr. Chur-
chill firmly intends to maintain the British Em-
pire intact. The King is the Empire's connecting
bond. And, it may be, the Prime Minister feels
that preservation of the institution of monarchy
elsewhere is a kind of reinsurance for the British
throne and thus for the British Empire. lie does
not want George VI to be the last king on earth.
Such a position may seem to him a touch too
unique to be sound.
AND YET there is something desperately sad
at the bottom of all this. For, in pursuit of
his strategy, Mr. Churchill links the fortunes of
the British throne, so well loved, so deeply wed-
ded to constitutional principles, with the quite
different thrones of Italy, Yugoslavia and Greece.
These three thrones enjoy the common distinc-
tions that they have all tolerated and even en-
couraged reaction and dictatorship; that they
have not hesitated to favor one class against
another among "their own" people; and, finally,
that they are cordially detested by either ma-
jorities or large minorities of their subjects.
Not a shadow, not a vestige of these criticisms
could be offered against the British royal fam-
ily. Mr. Churchill links the British throne with
these others in order to borrow strength, but he
borrows weakness.
And there is a second kind of tragedy involved,
too; for Mr., Churchill is not nearly so old-
fashioned nor so Burkish as he lets himself
sound. He says he is defending monarchy, but
his actual interest is in defending the British
Empire; and the British Empire is, in large part,
a modern, decent, democratic concern. But to
defend the decencies of the British Empire, Mr.
Churchill needs the King, and to defend the
King, he thinks he needs the existing thrones of
Italy, Yugoslavia and Greece.
The tragic result is a drive to perpetuate
black reaction in three European countries in
order to preserve democratic progress in the
British Empire. That would make an English-
man's liberty depend on another man's lack
of it.
These thoughts of Mr. Churchill are sad
thoughts, strange thoughts, lonely thoughts and
unnecessary thoughts.
For the glory of the British Empire is precise-
ly that it is unique, and to proclaim its unique-
ness would be an act of greater strength than
to go scrabbling in the back alleys of Europe for
unsuitable and inappropriate allies.
And if Mr. Churchill sounds bad,, if he sounds
inept and awkward when he turns to this theme,
that is merely one more demonstration of the
unalterable principle that if a man goes wrong
on a big thing, he will go wrong on little things,
too, including errors in manner and in choice
of words.
(copyright, X944, New York Post Syndicate)

the Arts:
Soc. 51, 54: Sat., June 17, 10:30-12:30
Span. 1, 2, 31, 32: Mon., June 19, 8-10
Ger. 1, 2, 31, 32 . .Mon., June 19, 8-10
Pol.Sci. 1, 2: Tu., June 20, 10:30-12:30
Speech 31, 32; French 1, 2, 12, 31, 32,
61, 62, 91, 92, 153: Wed., June 21, 2-4
English 1, 2 . .. . Thurs., June 22, 8-10
Ec. 51, 52, 54 . .Thurs., June 22, 8-10
Botany 1; Zoology 1; Psychology 31. .
........Fri., June 23, 10:30-12:30
School of Business Administration:
Business Administration 142 ......
........Tues., June 20, 10:30-12:30
School of Educati'on: Education
classes meeting Saturday only, Sat.,
June 17, during regular class periods.
Ed. C1 ..Tues., June 20, 10:30-12:30
School of Forestry: Courses not
covered by this schedule as well as
any necessary changes will be indi-
cated on the School bulletin board.
School of Music: Individual In-
struction in Applied Music: Indi-
vidual examinations by appointment
will be given for all applied music
courses (individual instruction) elec-
ted for credit in any unit of the
University. For time and place of
examinations, see bulletin board at
the School of Music.
School of Public Health: Courses
not covered by this schedule as well
as any necessary changes will be in-
dicated on the School bulletin board.
Forestry Assembly: There will be
an assembly of the School of Forestry
and Conservation in the amphithea-
tre of the Rackham Building at 11
o'clock this morning. All students in
the School are expected to attend.
Student Accounts: Your attention
is called to the following rules passed
by the Regents at their meeting of
Feb. 28, 1936:
"Students shall pay all accounts
due the University not later than the
last day of classes of each semester or
summer session. Student loans which
are not paid or renewed are subject
to this regulation; however, 'student
loans not yet due are exempt. Any
unpaid accounts at the close of bus-
iness on the last day of classes will
be reported to the Cashier of the
University and
"(a) All academic credits will be
withheld, the grades for the semester
or summer session just completed will
not be released, and no transcript of
credits will be issued.
"(b) All students owing such ac-
counts will not be allowed to register
in any subsequent semester or sum-
mer -session until payment has been
Shirley W. Smith
Vice-President and Secretary
Senior Engineers: Mr. M. H. Camp-
bell of The Standard Oil Company of
Cleveland, O., will interview out-
standing seniors for employment with
that organization. They are inter-
ested in those whose averages are in
the upper third of the class, 4F's or
post-war prospects. Interviews in
Rm. 218 West Engineering Building,
8:30 to 10 a.m., Thursday, May 25,
1944. Please sign the interview sched-
ule posted on the bulletin board at
Rm. 221, West Engineering Bldg.
Co-ops hold personnel interviews:
All those interested in living in a
Co-operative house for the summer
or fall semesters who have not yet

WHEN civilizations decline, think-
ing men suffer first. They are the
ones who can foresee doom before it
actually descends on the rest of the
people. They are the Cassandras who
go unheeded, but who sound the note
that precedes the fall of a rotting
culture. Tyrants have therefore
found it convenient to eliminate
them from the scene whenever pos-
Socrates could not be maintained
within the confines of an Athens
whose major defects he saw so clearly
and exposed so boldly. The authentic
note of licentious abandon .struck in
"The Art of Love" was doubtless the
reason for Ovid's exile in the days of
the Emperor Tiberius-for Rome
even then was onl the brink of down-
In like fashion, so soon as Hitler
became Chancellor of Germany, no
intellectual's life was worth a post-
war mark. The writers of the 20's
in Germany-men like Lion Feucht-
warnger and Stephen Zweig and
Thomas Mann-saw Nazism for
what it is and hitler saw them for
wat they are: his- greatest ene-
The men who think are the men
of letters. In their minds and in
their books the accumulated wisdom
of mankind can be found. They func-
tion as prophets and they also com-
prise the intellectual cream of man-
Just now, as Dr. Henry Taeusch of
Western Reserve University noted
last Friday, they are given to deep,
dark, universal despair. Hardly any
thinker above the level of Williamn
Saroyan calls this era a fortunate
one. Most men of thought see our
times as the most brutal and cynical
since the Fifteenth Century. Perhaps
a Renaissance will soon follow this
medievalism. Thomas Carlyle wrote
in "The French Revolution": "And
from this present day (1789) some
two centuries of it still to fight. Two
centuries; hardly less; before democ-
racy goes through its due, most bale-
ful stages of Quackocracy; and a
pestilential world be burnt up, and
have begun to grow green and young
again." 1989? Maybe.
But, what of us, caught in one 'of
many transitional generations-on
the bottom of a social teeter-totter
that sees 'animality on high? The
only answer is escapism, one form
of which is suicide. Reality, being
ghastly, one must not think about
applied, please attend the interviews
which will be held in the Union, Rm.
306, today at five o'clock.
La Sociedad Hispanica offers two
fifty dollar ($50.00) scholarships to
the National University of Mexico
Summer Session. Students interested
please apply at Rm. 302 Romance
Languages Building not later than
May 29.
Miss Marian Sheahan, Director of
Public Health Nursing, New York
State Department of Health, and
Chairman of the National Nursing
Committee on .Post-War Planning,
will address the students of the
School of Public Health and guests
in the Auditorium, School of Public
Health, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May
25. Miss Sheahan will speak on
"Post - War Planning for Public
Health Nursing." All interested are
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Albert A.
Grau, Mathematics; thesis: "Ternary
Operations and Boolean Algebra,"
Thursday, May 25, West Council
Room, Rackham Building, at 4 p.m.
Chairman, G. Y. Rainich.
By action of the Executive Board
the Chairman may invite members of
the faculties and doctoral candidates
to attend this examination, and he
may grant permission to those who
for sufficient reason might wish to

be present.
Faculty Recital: Kathleen Rinck,
pianist, and Dorothy Feldman, so-
prano, will present an all-Schubert
program at 4:15 p.m., Sunday, May
28, in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
The public is cordially invited.
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.
One-man exhibit of watercolor
paintings by Richard H. Baxter, Ann
Arbor artist, is now on display in the
iRackham Building. The exhibit,
sponsored by Professor Avard Fair-
banks, opened on May 15 and will
continue through May 27. It is op-
ened to the public daily from 2-5 and
7-10 p.m.

it, must in fact fly frantically from
it. Dr. Taeusch does just that when,
in his philosophy of cheerfulness,
he suggests Edmund Spenser and
a belief in "concord" as the anti-
dote to despair.
You -can drug yourself with Spen-
serian "concord" or recede into an
ivory tower like Robinson Jeffers and
Eugene O'Neil, you can partake of
innumerable i toxicants stupefying
yourself with alcohol, poetry, talk
and music-or you can kill yourself.
THINKING n en have watched oth-
er. thinkin~ men po'und their
heads against a stone wall of irra-
tionality. The are few in number;
their voices are drowned out in war
cries. They give up.
Look at the case of Stephen
Zweig. Did his suicide make sense
He had emigrated to Brazil where
he was not only well received, but
lionized, he had a beautiful young
wife so devoted that she followed
him into death, he had security
and was surrounded by the books
he loved, he was at the peak of his
creative powers. The answer to
this puzzle ies in the fact that
Zweig's was a bookish world, popu-
lated by Marie Antoinette, Giacomo
Casanova and the like. When driv-
en for the third time from his
homeland, he became at last aware
of the real, external world. Where-
upon, he promptly conmitted sui-
To the superficial eye this need for
escape from reality is nothing more
than a reflection upon the lack of
moral fiber that characterizes think-
ing men. They have neither the
stamina to fight nor the slavishness
to accept a cruel world. They can
only run away from it.
Such is the condition of most
intellectuals today. To deplore it
and attack them does not suffice.
They look with their keen percep-
tion at the world about them, shut
their eyes and go back to Kieker-
gaard or Plotinous.
If the world were less unsightly, if
hopes were more justifiable, if the
next war did not seem so inevitable,
if fewer chattel slaves degraded men
into swine, if this were not an ethi-
cally Dark Age, the men who think
would regain their peace of mind.
They would not and will not bewail
the appearance of a better world.
-Bernard Rosenberg
the Undergraduate Office. Atten-
dance is compulsory. If you cannot
come, please send a substitute to
represent your house.
The Michigan Alumnae Club will
hold the Annual Meeting and Tea at
the home of President and Mrs.
Ruthven this afternoon at 3 o'clock,
Kandy Party: If you haven't been
to a USO Kandy ]'arty you are miss-
ing something. Come tonight and
see for yourself what fun a Kandy
Party is. Plenty of candy. Dancing in
the Tavern Room with USO Junior
Hostesses. 7:30 to 11 p.m.
The Association Music Hour will
present a program of Gregorian
Chants this evening at 7:30 at Lane
Hall. Everyone interested is cordially
The Post-War Council will present
Professors Dorr, Peterson and Hance
in a panel discussion of "The Presi-
dential Crisis" at 7:45 p.m. in the
'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.
Botanical Seminar: Today at 4 p.m.
Dr Norma Pearson will speak on the
subject "Research problems in milk-
weed and cotton fibers." Anyone in-

terested may attend.
The Regular Thursday Evening
Record Concert will be held at 7.45
p.m. in the Men's Lounge of the
Graduate School and will include
Sibelius Symphony No. 1, Trio No. 1
for piano, violin and cello. by Schu-
bert, and the Symphony No. 5 by
Szostakowicz. Graduates and ser-
vicemen are cordially invited.
Crayon Drawings: Do you want
your sketch drawn? Make an ap-
pointment at the USOJ Club to have
Mrs. John Bradfield do your colored
crayon drawing free of charge. Your
family or that lady in question would
appreciate having one of these draw-
ings. Friday afternoons from 1 to 5.
Friday Dancing Class: How is your
dancing? If you are wondering that,
join the USO dancing class. Dancing
lessons at the Club from 7 to 8 under
the direction of Lt. Flegal.
Friday Night Dance: Dancing at
the USO Club Friday evening, May
26, from 8 to midnight. Dance with
a USO Junior Hostess-enjoy a game
of bridge or checkers or a game of
Rinpn Party and Dance. Don't miss




WASHINGTON, May 22.-No two men in the
Government have taken a worse public beating
on the tangled draft situation than War Man-
power Commissioner Paul McNutt and Selective
Service Director General Hershey. But as the
inside story of what has really happened leaks
out, it looks as if they were not nearly so much
to blame as certain Brass Hats in the Army.
One trouble has been that the Army has some-
times acted through the White House without
consulting McNutt and Hershey. Another trouble
has been that both the Army and Navy haven't
been so good on arithmetic.
It will be recalled that, shortly before Christ-
mas, the Army and Navy began clamoring for
more men. And after considerable debate re-
garding the drafting of fathers, the armed
services had their way and Hershey sent in-
structions to draft boards to scrape the barrel.
This was done. All during the early winter,
men were drafted right and left, regardless of
age or family ties.
Then, without consulting McNutt or Hershey,
the President signed his memo of Feb. 26, asking
for more men under 26. Though the second
front had been planned for months and presum-
ally was not too far off, the Army suddenly found
that the average age of the Army was too old and
that it would need a lot more youngsters to
crnrv the hrimnt of the invasion. So Hershey and

eral Marshall's staff had gone completely hay-
wire on his arithmetic. Hershey and McNutt,
who had kept their own figures, were certain the
Army was getting ahead of schedule and had
remonstrated. But when the mistake finally
was admitted by the Army, they kept their
mouths shut and took the blame.
The Navy also had miscalculated. They had
figured that they were about 400,000 men be-
hind, but woke up to find they were short much
The above facts are why the War Manpower
Council, on which sit Eric Johnston, president
of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Robert M.
Gaylord, president of the National Association of
Manufacturers, CIO's Phil Murray and AFL's
William Green, sit back a little skeptical when
the Army and Navy demand a labor draft. They
figure that, in view of the fizzle which they on
the inside know the Army has made of man-
power, the civilian agencies may better under-
stand the labor problem.
(copyright, 1944, United Features Syndicate)

Production will soar at your
father's plant, m'boy, when f
. i. a. _ 'l ! ... .

By Crockett Johnson

SMinorones ... We won't
havefto shut down more

utgsh, Mr. O'Malley. Pop
and the president of the
. L= t._ra

I il to undersftnd why
they've called in someone
of my cpiber fpr soimple

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