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FOUR

TilE MICHlGA N IILY

TUESIDAY, JUNEi 6, 1944

Fifty-Fourth Year

Edited and managed by students of the University
of Michigan under the authority of the Board in Controi
of Sjudent Publications.
Editorial Staff

Jane Farrant
Claite sherman
Stan Wallace
Evelyn Phillips
Harvey Frank .
Bud Low
Jo Ann Peterson
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Busine1 ss Staff

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The Question is Answered

,

Prelude to Victory
j F THE ALLIED INVASION continues at its
present successful pace, the Allies will not
only be victorious but victory may come much
sooner than our military experts have dared to
hope, with the saving of a large number of
British, Canadian and American lives.
The first assault, though it seems momen-
tous, is only a preview of what is to come.
There is no doubt that this drive in northern
France will quickly be followed by drives from
other parts of Europe. .
The Russians may be expected to launch a
great drive within the next week and probably
it will come in a day or two. They have been
quiet for the past few weeks, storing up
their strength so that when the British and
American invasion began, they could throw
their strength on the Germans at another
vital point.
The German defensees in the Balkans are
probably weaken than at any other point.
That puts this area on the list of possible
places from which the Allies may attack Ger-
many. In dealing with the Balkans, however,
we are faced with the question of supply. This
is probably one of the main reasons why France
was chosen for the original drive. The Balkans
are too far from the munitions and supply
'depots of England to hope for much from
that area. Though the Nazis may be very
'pregnable at this point, the question of get-
ting the necessary manpower and equipment
would make it impracticable.
As President Roosevelt said, the capture of
Rome was only a moral victory and of little
real military significance. r te German de-
fenses in Italy begin behind Rome. Since
Cassino, most people have been agreed that
though our troops have been advancing in
Italy, that country will probably not be the
road that will first take us to Berlin. However
we should not underestimate the importance
of the Italian campaign, for the present time
it is diverting many Axis forces elsewhere.
T!HERE ARE MANY other possible points
where landings might be made. Included
among these are Denmark, Norway, and the
low countries. It is impossible to say as yet
whether the Supreme Headquarters will decide
to strike Germany through any or all of
these countries. But one thing seems almost
certain to everyone who has been watching
the invasion. The Allies must strike hard and
at MANY points.
Even in such places as northern France there
is an enormous problem involved in getting food
and supplies to our forces. The whole question
has become one of time. During the last war
the lines were fixed and victory depended on
pushing the enemy back. Military experts at
that time thought in terms of miles. Things
have changed, however, so that now we are
thinking in terms of countries.
At one time reports claimed that the Ge-
mans were using as many soldiers against
Russia as they now have in the whole of
Europe. There can be no doubt that they
have been greatly weakened. With the suc-
cess of our initial drive, we can begin to hope
for success in Europe by the end of this
year. This does not mean however, that

Buy a Bond Today
THOSE OF US on the home front cannot
fight with guns, bayonets and hand grenades,
but we can make use of one of the most power-
ful weapons in the world-U. S. War Bonds.
The Fifth War Loan Drive, originally
scheduled to begin June 12, was officially
begun yesterday morning to coincide with the
opening of the invasion of Western Europe.
Our generous subscriptions will help to main-
tain the gigantic figures of 11,000{ planes
and 4,000 ships that were used in the opening
attacks. They will support the drive through
France into Germany.'
Investment in bonds today is investment in
the future, as well as a pledge to our soldiers
overseas that we are behind them 100 per cent.
Buy a Bond today. -Aggie Miller

Coeds Fail Duty
I1 )DAY HAS ARRIVED with mighty Allied
forces invading Hitler's Europe; and yet the
League Surgical Dressings Unit now enter-
ing its final week of bandage rolling for this
semester has failed to meet its quota.
Now, as the casualties in Europe begin to
mount, handages will be needed in much greater
quantity than ever before. Each division of our
liberating forces must be completely equipped
to meet every possible situation-surgical dress-
ings are an essential part of that preparation.
Every woman on campus can afford to give
at least one hour of her time from 1 to 5 p. m.
today, tomorrow, or Friday in rolling bandages
to help our men in their invasion of France.
Ann Schultz

ROUND
'
B y D RE W
PEARS ON
WASHINGTON, June 6 - Both1
sides are playing it down in the news,
but a red hot GOP controversy is rag-1
ing round the large and not easilyj
moved frame of Wendell Willkie.
The tug-of-war is to get him
committed to go along with the]
Republican candidate-and there
doesn't seem much doubt that the1
candidate will be Dewey. GOPj
leaders with their ears to thej
ground figure that Willkie has a1
big bloc of do-or-die followers who
will follow him to the bitter end,
and that these followers could tip'
the scale between victory or de-I
feat. They figure that a million
votes at a minimum could be
swung away from the Republicans
to Roosevelt, should Willkie choose
to support the President.
That is why men close to Willkie,
such as Harry Luce, publisher of
Time, Life and Fortune, have been
urging him to get on the Dewey
band-wagon.
On the other hand, a few die-
hards such as Clarence Budington
Kelland, Arizona novelist who was
deposed as publicity chief of the
Republican National Committee.
have been passing out word that
they don't want Willkie's support
for Dewey. Kelland is a close friend
of Herbert Hoover's, was one of
Hoover's guests at the famous Bohe-
mian Grove celebration near San
Francisco. However, it is not known
whether he voices Hoover's ideas
when he wants Willkie to be spurned.
Simultaneously, certain other GOP
l eaders, apparently worried about
Kelland's sour-grapes attitude, have
been making advances to Willkie.
The last thing they want is to lose
the Willkie bloc of votes.
Radio Station DEBUNK*.. *
A new high in Axis gall was re-
vealed the other day by Dr. Robert D.
Leigh, head of the Foreign Broad-
cast Intelligence Service of the Fed-
eral Communications Commission.
Radio station DEBUNK has been
definitely located in Germany, al-
though its announcers mischievously
claim to be broadcasting from here.
DAILY OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 1944
VOL. LIV No. 154
All notices for The Daily Official Bul-
letin are to be sent to the office of the
President ;in typewritten form by 3:30
p.m. of the day preceding its publica-
tion, except on Saturday when the no-
tices should be submitted by 11:30 a.m.
Notices
Senior and Graduate Engineers:
Mr. C. R. Woodhame of Consolidated
Vulteen Aircraft Corporation, Fort
Worth, Tex., will interview engineer-
ing students in Rm. 218 West Engi-
neering Building, today, June 7, 1944,
concerning employment with that
organization.
Application blanks are available
and interview "schedule is posted at
Rm. 221 West Engineering Building.
German Departmental Library
books are due Thursday, June 8,
regardless of the date issued.

Petitioning: Positions on the sum-
mer Women's War Council, including
the president, personnel administra-
tor, secretary, treasurer, Surgical
Dressings chairman, and Judiciary
Council, will be open to senior and
second semester junior women. Posi-
tions on JGP, Soph Project, and
Frosh Project are open to women in
these respective classes and three
USO colonels will be chosen from
women in any year. Petitioning will
continue until 5:30 p.m. today, at
which time all petitions must be
turned in to the Undergrad Office
at the League. There will be no
interviewing.
Senior Class Dues may be paid
Thursday afternoon from 1-5 in the
booth outside Rm. 4 in University
Hall. Would individuals who have
not been contacted please pay them
then, and would those girls whothave
been collecting in various houses
bring in their collected amounts at
this time.
Lectures
University Lecture: Emilio Harth
Terre, Professor of Fine Arts in the
School of Fine Arts, Lima Peru, will

'b Pendulum

i

HE INVASION is on. We exult in
it. General Eisenhower and Pres-
ident Roosevelt have proceeded with
the utmost solemnity in' impressing
upon us the importance of this gigan-
tic undertaking. No one can any
longer doubt that the' Axis armies
will be smashed to smithereens. We
have complete faith in our armed
forces, their striking power and in-
vincibility.
No person with his wits about him
has the same faith in political victory.
It was along these lines that I was
thinking Monday. night before the
invasion news gave me the same lift
it gave everyone. Each victory we
have won thus far has been accom-
panied by reactionary cockiness
which is subdued in times of stress.
The loftiest principles emerged from
the darkest days. They recede with
the light of victory. The Atlantic
Charter was promulgated when de-
feat stared the Allies in the face. It
has grown more meaningless with.
every inch we progress on the road
to Berlin.
"The strangulation of idealism"
is a good phrase to sum ip what
has been occurring lately in our
political circles. I coin it with mal-
ice aforethought to point up and
blend with certain statements that
emanated from the heads of the
British and American governments
last week.
President Roosevelt would prob-
ably balk at using such a motto. But
he did not hesitate to assert baldly
in a press conference a few days ago
that the next peace was going to be
much more cynical than the last. I
believe him implicitly. And, as
though to reinforce one's confidence
in the certainty of our moral forfei-
It specializes in daily .propaganda
programs for mid-Westerners.
Dr. Leigh reported that his FBIS
was monitoring the station one night
and picked up the following an-
houncement: "Before we continue
the program tonight, we would like
to inform you that the Federal Com-
munications Commission has re-
newed our license and given us a
new wave-length, commencing June
15."
A short time later, the station went
off the air temporarily, declaring
that it was in difficulty with the FCC
because of a news broadcast. When
DEBUNK returned to the air after
a few days, it announced that its
difficulties with the FCC had been
straightened out, that it was oper-
ating on FCC License No. 382, and
that the FCC had awarded the
station a gold'medal.
(Copyright, 1944, United Features Synd.)

ture, Mr. Churchill reassured the
Commons and the world that the
war, in his opinion, will become "in-
creasingly less ideological." It would
take a great deal of ingenuity to
make this a less ideological war than
it is today. However, I sincerely be-
lieve that Messrs. Roosevelt, Chur-
chill, Chiang Kai-Shek and Stalin
can attain that worthy end. By hook
or crook, with the proper amount of
perseverance we can sink to any level.
Why, after all, should our enemies
monopolize lechery and greed?
THOSE are bitter words. But, I
cannot in good faith retract
them. Check back on World War I.
Idealism got a big build up then-
and was followed by a bigger let-
down. Today, in the' very midst of
another war, we have the let-down
without ever having had the build-up.
We see John Doe suffering from a
political hangover, although he has
not touched a drop of libertarian
liquid. There are bags under his eyes;
but, he's been at home asleep.
College students are representa"
tive of youth and youth is proverb-.
ially idealistic. When total dis-
belief spreads its contagion to the
campus-as it has in this year of
1944-we can be very sure of its
existence among older groups. Af-
ter maturity has set in, young peo-
ple are supposed to become prac-
tical and skeptical. If, at twenty-
one, we have already experienced
pangs of practicality and shafts of
skepticism, what shall we feel at
thirty-tone?
Walter Lippman wrote in "A Pref-
ace to Morals:" "It is common for
young people to rebel, but that they
should rebel sadly, and without faith
in their own rebellion-that is some-
thing of a novelty." Novelty it no
longer is. We take the cue from our
leaders, and echo that striking pass-
age from a remarkable essay by E. M.
Forster, "I do not believe in belief."
In what should we believe? In the
petrification of the status quo? In
the resuscitation of monarchy? In
the coming struggle for domination
of the Middle East? I can compose a
most unlovely paean of pessimism on
this subject, but little more.
If someone will pry Mr. Roose-
velt's hand off Idealism's ornate neck
and loosen Mr. Churchill's trusty
grip, maybe it can live again and
become the basis for better things.
Else all of us will soon be chanting:
"We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Leaning together
Headpiece filled with straw-Alas
Our dried voices, when
We whisper together,
Are quiet and meaningless . ". .
-Bernard Rosenberg

I d ratlher Be lRaight
By SAMUEL GIRAFTON

t

NEW YORK, June 6-About once a month,
now, there is a new scandal over the fact that
our soldiers "do not know what they are fighting
for." There then follows a rather mechanical
effort to outfit our men with war aims, as with
socks. '
We dimly feel that every good soldier ought
to have a bar of chocolate, a canteen of water,
and a set of war aims. Our soldiers are the best
equipped in the world, and, by heaven, they
ought to have the best underwear and the
best war aims that money can buy.
Our lust for organization here takes hold
of us, and we dream dreams of classes at
which thousands of bright and shining lieu-
tenants will tell our men what their war
aims are. But who will tell the lieutenants?
The captains, perhaps. 'And who will instruct
the captains?
Climb up the hierarchy of American authority,.
as far as you like, and for your trouble you will
come to a dead end called Congress which, as
the New York Herald Tribune has quite prop-
erly pointed out, would split a gut yelling "Prop-
aganda!" if we tried to tell our soldiers any-
thing more sensational than that two plus
two makes four.
As a matter of fact, the Army sometimes can't
even say that. The Army certainly would not be
allowed to say that Franco is a fascist, and
therefore merits the scorn of all free men. Yet
that is a two-plus-two-makes-four statement, if
ever there was one. It is the simplest kind of
mental arithmetic, but, as of this date, it is still
out of bounds, propaganda-wise. We tell 'em all
about sex, but nothing about Franco, for ours is
a selective candor, of curious shape and strange
design.
The Army could probably make a first-rate
scandal by lining up its men and telling them
that we are fighting to preserve free labor
unions which are, on the whole, excellent
things, and that we hope that the Germans

will join them in large numbers. A dozen
Congressmen would be stretched out colder
than pickerel by the news of this, and there
would be such a rushing about of the page
boys with aspirins and asafoedita as would
jnelt with pity the stoutest heart in the gal-
leries.
O THERE IS MUCH we can't say and much
we won't say, and yet there is also the
unhappy feeling that there is much that we
must say. Every once in a while, one of our
Blimpier editorial writers tries to resolve the
dilemma by doing a growling piece which pro-
claims simply that our war aim is to win.
He's usually pretty angry about it, too. Well,
now! he says. That settles it.
Only it never does, partly because the neigh-
boring editorial is likely to be a piece about
what a crime it is for someone to want over-
time pay during a war which is, after all, a
war for human freedom and the dignity of man.
The plain truth is that our search for war
aims is part of our war. It is one of the
incomplete battles of our war. War aims are
not a mere convenience toward winning the
war. They are the war. They are to be
found only as the result of deen struggle.
When found they represent profound moral
victory. We are making some progress. We
have had a glimuse, now, of what unity of
the great nations might mean but no second
lieutenant could have told us about that.
You don't invent war aims, you don't get
them by wishing, and you don't buy them for
a dollar, either. You have to fight for them.
You have to fight the cynics, scoffers, wreckers
and disrupters in American life just to win
the right to have war aims. If we defeat some
of these elements in the coming elections, our
soldiers will get the point, and without a com-
plicated classroom apparatus, either.
A few words written on a wall are always
enough, if they are the right words.
(Copyright, 1944, New York Post Syndicate)

lecture (in Spanish) on the subject,
"Colonial Architecture in Peru" (il-t
lustrated) at 4:15 p.m., Thursday,E
June 15, in the Rackham Amphi-
theatre, under the auspices of the
Department of Fine Arts. ,The public
is cordially invited.
Lecture: "Cultural Patterns ofa
Peru." Dr. Manuel Garcia Calderon,
of Peru. Fourth of a series of lectures'
on The Culture of 'the Latin-Ameri-,
can Nations; auspices of the Latin-
American Society and the Interna-
tional Center. 8 p.m., Kellogg Audi-
torium. The public is cordially in-
vited.
A cademic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Francs
Joseph Donohue, Education; thesis:
"The Development of American Ca-
tholic Theory, Attitudes and Prac-
tices with Regardtto Public Support
for Parochial Schools," Thursday,
June 8, East Council Room, Rack-
ham Building, at 2 p.m. Chairman,
A. B. Moehlman.
By action of the Executive Board
the Chairman may invite members
of the faculties and advanced doc-
toral candidates to attend this ex-
amination, and he may grant per-
mission to those who for sufficient
reason might wish to be present.
Events Today
League House Presidents: There
will be a meeting of all League house
presidents and zone chairmen at 4
p.m. today in the League-see League
bulletin for the room.
Assembly Board Meeting: .The
weekly meeting will be held at 4 p.m.,
today at the League-see League bul-
letin board for the room. All dormi-
tory house presidents and war activi-
ties chairmen please be there.
The University of Michigan Section
of the American Chemical Society
will meet today at 4:15 p.m. in Rfa.
303 of the Chemistry Building. Dr.
N. J. Kreidl, of the Research Labora-
tory of Bausch and Lomb Optical
Company, will speak on "Glass Re-
search Turns to Crystal Chemistry."
The public is cordially invited.
Fun and Frolic: You bet, a Wednes-
day Night Danc has been added to
the USO program because of the

on "The Cathedral of Cuzco, Peru."
Officers for the ensuing year will be
elected.
Coming Events
House Presidents: There will be ari
important House Presidents meeting
of the Interfraternity Council on
Thursday, June 8, 1944. The meeting
will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the IFC
office in the Michigan Union.
The Regular Thursday Evening
Record Concert held in the Men's
Lounge of the Graduate School at
7:45 p.m. will feature the commence-
ment of a series of programs on
American Music. Music from the
earliest American sources that serve
as an influence on our composers
today such as, Psalms of the Pilgrims
arranged by Billings, Revolutionary
Songs, Old World Ballads, Indian
Music, American Negro Songs, Work
and Play Songs, Sentimental Songs,
and Songs of Stephen Foster will be
played. Our next series will include
such outstanding orchestra compos-
ers as Paine, Chadwick, Foote and
Loeffler. Another series will present
compositions from Griffis, Carpen-
ter, MacDowell and Ives, men who
have captured the true American
spirit in their symphonies. We will
conclude with programs of Twentieth
Century composers such as Hanson,
Roy Harris, Copland, Gershwin, Pis-
ton and others.
Crayon Drawings: Don't be jealous
because your friends have a good
crayondrawing of themselves to send
to their family or best gal. Come to
the USO and have one made your-
self. There drawings are done very
well, and in color. Make an appoint-
ment for any hour from 1 to 5 on
Friday afternoon.
bDancing Class: If you didn't know
before, you know now that the USO
has dancing classes every Friday
night from 7 to 8 p.m. These lessons
are under the direction of Lt. Flegal--
and let us tell you that you'll really
know how to dance when you get
through.
Friday Night Fun: Another USO
Friday night dance. If you want some
fun and variety for a Friday night
this will fill the bill. Junior Hostesses
to dance with-and if you don't care

BARNABY
i'll be home soon, Ellen..
We've checked the outpt

By Crockett Johnson

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It was only that big display
graph that caused a panic.

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someone else had been takin
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