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sAMTuDAY, UrE 10, 1944


Edited anrd m anaged by st nt I of 11w Untiversity
of Michigan under the authority of the Iiooad in Conitrol
of Student Publications.
Fditorial Staff

VOL. LIV No. 157
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Time oi Exercis'e
Monday at

8 M. on.. Jni e
9 , . ues, June.
10 ... Mon., June
11 .Wed., June
S,,... . .. F'fl., June
2 ...... Wed., June;
3 L......Sa, June
Tuesday at

Time of Exam.
1i, 2:00- 4:00
20, 2:00- 4:00
19, 10:30-12:30
21, 8:00-10:00
23, 8:00-10:00,
21, 10:30-12:30
17, 10:30-12:30
17, 2:00- 4:00
23, 2:00- 4:00
22, 2:00- 4:00
22, 10:30-12:30
20, 8:00-10:00
17, 8:00-10:00
22, 8:00-10:00

'He Also Told Us the A tlantic Wall Was Irmpregnable'

The0 Price of Victory
INVASION of the French coast by Allied forces
was, fortunately, not received by the American
people with an air of jubilation. But there is
gradually seeping into the news a feeling that
all is going better than expected. That what
was supposed to be a mass slaughter has not
turned out that way. That the Germans are
going to be a cinch to beat once our total
forces are amassed onl the beachhead and
are ready to roll.
Two repatriates just back from German
prison camps have forecast that victory will
come in five months. They base this view on
the changed attitude of their Nazi captors, who
used to demand the utmost submission to their
every whim. Now, the veterans say, "the gloom
caused by defeats on all fronts, especially in
Africa, got the Germans to such a state that
we could shout them down and tell them to
go to hell, and get away with it."
These notes of optimism are not to be taken
too seriously, however. It is probably true that
our losses have been relatively light. But that
word "relative" is a big one. In the same paper,
one soldier is quoted as saying that Anzio
was nothing like this. And losses at Anzio

were reported to be ahost the heaviest of tle
war to date.-
General Montgomery reports that the
casualties suftered by the first landing barges
to touch the French coast were expected to
be at least 10 per cent. We can be thankful
that the estimate proved wrong, but it does
not obscure the fact that hundreds and thou-
sands ol' men are dying fax tlin biood=staiiied,
109-mile beachlhead.
A few of the 4,000 German prisoners that are
said to have been captured thus far in the
invasion are supposed to be a sad and dis-
couraged lot. Some say they wish the war
would end in a hurry and the impression is being
spread that the German people are just about
ready to give up. However, this might be all
a clever rumor-planting trick of the never-to-
be-trusted German high-command whose only
chance is to fool us slyly into over-confidence.
One of the biggest jobs of those of us who
must stay at home is to guard against this
"it's in the bag" feeling. We must keep fight-
ing until the streets of Berlin feel the tread
of GI shoes. -Ray Dixon

I'd Rather Be Right

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K f
PERHAPS IT'S THE SPRING. Or perhaps it's
that we've been reading William James this
week. Or, more likely it's the invasion, Tues-
day. But somehow we can't feel that all is
lost and ah, youth, ah, ideals, ah, life.
The difficulty probably is that we didn't start
out as idealists, so that tle statement that his
is not an ideological war does not particularly
trouble us. Nor does the threat of giving up
our ideals. This is a real and practical war
which is being fought against a real enemy, not
against an idea. It is a sensible war we are
fighting against a system of enslavement for
mankind by a super-race, consisting of the
Americans on trial for sedition in Washington,
as well as the "Aryans" overseas.
If we had started out with the idea that this
was a "good" war, we might now be discouraged
by the knowledge that there is bad in it. But
since we don't think the adjectives "good" and
"bad" can apply very well to wars and slavery,
and since we know that mankind didn't sit
down one day and figure out the ideas behind
this war, we aren't su 'prised by the false starts
of the Allies on occasions. For us, the war is
not an idea, but the outcome of world econo-
mic and social forces moving too far from the
people's will.
As such, it naturally has both progressive
and regressive forces on our side. But there
is no redeeming feature about fascist slavery,
and that is why we believe in fighting its
If you want to, it is perfectly possible to
grow a beard and sit sadly weeping into your
beer over the fate of the world. But, the
strange thing is that it is also possible to add
up the trends and get a different answer-the
kind of answer that makes you strong and able
to fight. We all have to decide what our
attitude is going to be. James might' have
called it a decision which can't be reached purely
on the grounds of objective facts, but since it is
an important decision, it can be decided by
our "passional", emotional, natures. And these
we can finagle at will.
ONCE WE HAVE DECIDED that we have to
make up our minds about this world at war,
the next step is to figure out which decision
will make us lead happier lives. And as far
as we're concerned, "there is no happiness in
wearing grey-colored glasses on an otherwise
sunny day. We much prefer to look at the
world, and the world to be, as practically as
possible, and so that we can feel strong enough
to conquer it-not alone, but conquer it, none-
It is sad to see skeptics among youth who
aren't even old enough to vote. But peo e
who base their beliefs on idealism are lik y
to become skeptics someday, anyhow
when the elections come out the wrong way,
or the sun doesn't come out according to
schedule, they decide that mankind isn't
ready to live in the realm of ideas and all
is lost.
If you never expected the elections to come
out right . . . UNLESS YOU WORKED IN
TIHEM, and if you didn't predict that the sun

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the Arts:

Sat., June
. Fri , June
.Thu., June
Thu., June
.'Tues., June
.Sat., June
. Tiu., JuneW

NEW YORK, June 9--We must not think in
terms of territory alone. We must not too
anxiously follow the march of pins across the
iap. We must think in terms of the destruc-
tion of the Nazi armies. That is the only clue
to an understanding of the great movements in
this war.
This is not a war to capture towns, but a war
to destroy the Nazi power. And a Nazi retreat
of a hundred miles in France, if it permitted
the Nazi armies to regroup intact and form a
really durable defense line, would be a profound
strategic defeat for us, though we newly held
a hundred miles of France.
All the football symbolisms are grotesquely
wrong; the "gain" of ten miles, the "plunge"
through center; for the point of this game is not
to advance an imaginary ball, to destroy
the opposing team. It is of relatively minor
importance on which part of the field this is
done, near or far.
In interpreting the news from France we must
avoid touchdown psychology, always remember-
ing how futilely the Nazis once carried the
ball to Stalingrad.
Whether our troops sweep on for fifty miles,
or whether our first combat teams remain
relatively near the sea, while other landings
occur elsewhere; all news of this sort must
be read in the light of what is happening
to the Nazi armies. Are the Nazi troops
being diverted from their own chosen ob-
jectives? Are they being disorganized, cut off,
pocketed? That is the real military news
of this war. This real news will not be
revealed by dispatches telling us that we
have gained a mile or lost a mile.
Our generals are certainly thinking in terms
of destruction of the Nazi military machine,
r~rr3 r~ F m~r ls 't' # 't ~t t tlPCCIYQ 'It. ha'. -

ITregulars Make-ups.....
. Sat., June 24, 8:00-10:00
Special Periods
of Literature, Science and

mobilize only a part of their forces at the
same place.
OUR OBJECTIVE, once we have established
room for maneuver, will be ,not to press the
Germans back to ever narrower concentric cir-
cles of defense, but to keep them endlessly
and uselessly busy on the perimeter of the
great circle of attack that includes the Russian,
Yugoslav and Italian, as well as the French
That is total war, a war of total conceptions,
not of pitched local battles. The Russians have
taught us a great deal about it in the dancing
agility of their offensives on their own long
front, which had, in part, a territorial aim, but
had, in main, the aim of keeping the Germans
constantly displaced, so that they have spent
a year running to threatened points, always
to find, on arrival, that they were still at the
wrong station.
The Russian strategic aim has been the de-
struction of the German armies, in pursuit
of which, they have, of course, won territory;
while the german lust for territory in the
Ukraine brought them nothing because they
failed to injure the Russian army formations.
We must test our progress in France by how
thoroughly we disorganize and damage the Ger-
man army. The military aim of this war is the
destruction of the fascist power. That, of course,
is also our political aim. The two conceptions
are identical. 'They must be kept identical, if
we are to carry the war through to a genuinely
successful and genuinely meaningful finish.
(Copyright, 1944, New York Post Syndicate)

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
Poli. Sci. 1, 2, Tues., June 20, 10:30-
Speech 31, 32 ....Wed., June 21, 2-4
French 1, 2, 12, 31, 32, 61, 62, 91, 92,
153 ............Wed., June 21, 2-4
English 1, 2......Thu., June 22, 8-10
Ec. 51, 52, 54 ....Thu., June 22, 8-10
Bot. 1 . .. .Fri., June 23, 10:30-12:30
Zo. 1 ...... Fri., June 23, 10:30-12:30
Psych. 31 ..Fri., June 23, 10:30-12:30
School of Business Administration:
Bus. Ad. 141, Tues., June 20, 10:30-
School.of Education :
Education classes meeting Saturday
only, Sat., June 17, during regular
Ed. C1 ..Tues., June 20, 10:30-12:30
School.ofForestry :
Courses not covered by this schedule
as well as any necessary changes
will be indicated on the School
bulletin board.
School of Mugic: Individual in-
struction in Applied Music
Individual examinations by ap-
pointment will be given for all ap-
plied music courses (individual in-
struction) elected 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 sched-
ule as well as any necessary changes
will be indicated on the School bulle-
tin board.
Students and Faculty, College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts:
The attention of students and fac-
ulty is called to the following regula-
tions of the College :
1. Students are in no case examined
at any other time than that set for
the examination of the class in which'
the work has been done. In case of
unavoidable conflicts a special ex-
amination during examination week
may be arranged for a class by the
instructor, with the consent of the
would come out PURELY ON
have no cause to become disillu-
We surely will have little place in
post-war America for people who
have found life just too much for
their timid souls. We will rather
have need for citizens who recog-
nize the practical problems of life,
aren'thdisturbed by the "baseness"
of their desires for food, clothing
and shelter, and who are willing to
work for a practical, real well-fed
and progressive America.
-Ann Fagan

Examination Schedule Committee.
2. It should be noted that a report
of X (Absent from Examination)
does not guarantee a make-up exam-
ination, An instructor must, in fair-
ness to those who take the final
examination at the time announced
for it, give make-up examinations'
only to students who have a legiti-
mate reason for absence.
E. A. Walter, Assistant Dean,
College of Literature, Science
and the Arts
Seniors--June and October Grad-
uates: Come out for Senior Swing-
Out, Sunday, June 11, 6:45 p.m.
Br'ing your cap and gown and march
with your school.
Order of March, and place of for-
mation of schools: 1. Literary Col-
lege-main diagonal walk, by library.
2. Education School-walk in front
of Pharmacy Bldg. 3. Engineering-
main diagonal, behind Lit. school.
4. Architecture-main diagonal, be-
hind engineers. 5. Medical school-
walk between library and Waterman
gym. 6. Nursing- behind Medical
school. 7. Law-walk from library to
University Hall. 8. Pharmacy-be-
hind lawyers. 9. Dental school-walk
from library to Natural Science Bldg.
10. Business Administration-walk to
left of Pharmacy Bldg. 11. Forestry---
behind Business Administration. 12.
Music school-main diagonal beyond
library, toward State Street. 13. Pub-
lic Health-- behind Music schrool.
:4. uraduate school--behind Public
Health school. Join tue campus sing
in froxit of the library after the
Marc] .
Recommnrcendations or Departmnen-
tal Honors: Treaching departments
wishing to recommend tentative June
graduates from the College of Litera-
ture, Science and the Arts and the
School of Education for departmental
honors should send such names to the
Registrar's Office, Rm. 4, University
Hall, by moon. June 26.
Robert L. Williams
Assistant Registrar
Food Sanitation Lecture: The last
of the present series of lectures on
food sanitation will be given on Tues-
day evening, June 13, in the Auditor-
ium of the W. K, Kellogg Building,
Fletcher Street and N. University
Avenue, at 8 p.m. The speaker will be
Melbourne Murphy, Sanitarian of the
University Health Service.
The topics to be presented are
"Food Protection" and "Personal Hy-
giene." The motion picture "Eating
Out." produced by the Flint Depart-
ment of Health, will be featured.
All persons concerned with food
service to University students who
have not previously attended are
asked to do so. Other interested per-
sons are cordially invited to attend.
A cadlemic 1Notices
Speech Concentrates: Any student
wishinig to consult the concentration
adviser in Speech should call the
Speech Office, Ext. 526, for an ap-
Student Recital: Gertrude Peck,
harpist, will include compositions by
Handel, Corelli, Gluck and Debussy
in ner recital at 4:15 Sunday after-
noon, June 11, in Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre. Miss Peck is a student of
Lynne Palmer, and the prorarn will
be open to the public.
Student Recital: Elizabeth Ivanoff,
violinist, will present a recital in par-
tial fulfillment of the requirements
for the degree of Master of Music at
8:30 Monday evening, June "12, in
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Miss
Ivanoff is a pupil of Gilbert Ross.
Her program will include composi-

tons by Bach, Scarlatti, Brahms and
Stravinsky, and will be open to the
general public.
Events Today
Wesley Foundation: Swimming par-
ty leaving the church at 1:30 today.
Picnic supper at thetisland tonight-
leave the church at 5:30 p.m. Call
6881 for reservation for picnic.
The Annual Banquet of Gamma
Delta, Lutheran Student Club, will be
held tonight at 6 o'clock at the Luth-
eran Student Center.
Presbyterian Student Guild will
meet at the church at 6:30 p.m. for a
picnic at the Fireplace and Island
Park. There will be dancing at the
church later in the evening.
Saturday Session: The USO does it
again with a gala Saturday night
dance. Dancing from 8 to midnight.
Fun-refreshments, and Junior Ihost-
Coming Events
Thy Inter - Cooperative Council,
Inc., will hold the final Board of
Directors meeting on Monday, June
l a 7" . n a ni i~lia

WASHINGTON, June 9--Now that
the greatest invasion in the history
of modern warfare has started, some
of the inside story regarding this, the
most controversial question that has
confronted the Allies, can be re-
It is no secret that the second
front has been the sorest subject
of debate between tlhe British and
Ruissians and, at times, even be-
tween U. S. and British military
leaders, since the war began.
At one time, when the Russians
were hard-pressed and fighting for
their lives at Stalingrad and in the
winter of 1942-1943, it was feared by
some U. S. military observers that
Stalin might even - withdraw from
the war because of bitterness over
the fact that the second front was
not started.
The controversial question first
arose in the early summer of 1942,
a few months after Pearl Harbor,
when Foreign Minister Molotoff came
to London, then to Washington, for
important political-military confer-
At that time, the American Army
was relatively small and not too well
prepared. Molotoff's thesis was thiat
we should persuade our British al-
lies, with a million-maan army in
England, to hit Germany from the
West. President Roosevelt had to
say that we could not high-pressure
an ally.
CoGrprtbltisc tit C sablanca
The Russians wemre disappointed;
but even more so after Casablanca,
There U. S. military and naval lead-
ers were definitely ready to discuss
the second front. But Churchill laid
down the thesis that in any cross-
channel operation, the ratio of troops
would have to be about 70 percent
American to 30 percent British.
From the British viewpoint, he
made a plausible argument for this,
pointing out that Britain had lost
her "seed" when she poured the
cream of her manhood .into Flanders
Fields in 1914. .This, he said, had
set England back perhaps a genera-
tion, and she could not afford to lose
her "seed" again. He also pointed
out that England's population was
less than one-third that of the U
S. A.
However, at the late of submarine
sinkings at that time, it was im-
possible to ship American troops
across the Atlantic in enough num-
bers to make up 70 percent of an
invasion army.
Churchill at that time wanted
to invade the Balkans. General
Marshall favored a second front
in Western Europe. So, instead,
they compromised on Italy which,
except for Sicily and the extreme
south, nobody really wanted to in-
Highly expectant communiques
were issued after each conference,
so that the world got the impression
that the second front was immi-
nent. However, judging by their
military movements, the Germans
were not much concerned over these
communiques, and probably knew
that, even after the Quebec confer-
ence in the summer of 1943, Chu-
chill and Roosevelt still were not able
to agree on the second front.
Next came the Teheran Confer-
ence. Only then was an agreement
reached that the British and Amer-
ican forces should attack Germany
across the channel while Russia hit

her from the East.
(Copyright, 1944, United Features Synd.)
Leonard A. Parr, Minister. Public
worship at 10:45 a.m. Dr. Parr will
speak on' the subject, "Why Hurry
and Worry?" At 4 p.m. the Student
Guild will have a picnic and vesper
service at Riverside Park.
Memorial Christian Church (<isci-
ples): 11 a.m., Morning worship, ser-
mon by the Rev. Parker Rossman.
4 p.m., Students, men in the service
and their friends will meet at the
Guild House, 438 Maynard Street, for
a trip to Riverside Park where there
will be games, a picnic supper and a
vesper service.
University Lutheran Chapel: Sun-
day service at 11. Sermon by the Rev.
Alfred Scheips, "The Christian's Mar-
First Methodist Church and Wesley
Foundation: Morning worship service
at 10:40 o'clock. Dr. Charles W.
Brashares will preach on "Keeping in
God's Hands." Wesleyan Guild meet-
ing will leave the church at 4:30 p.m.
for a vesper service and supper at the
island. Baccalaureate service for
graduating students at 8 p.m. Bacca-
laureate address by the Rev. Chester
A. Loucks.
First Church of Christ, Scientist:
409 S. Division Stre t. Wednesday
evening service at gp.m. Sunday

Mom. Jane's aunt has a house on
th heach! And Jane thinks maybe

By Crockett Johnson

[And Mr. O'Mall)ey, rry Fahryj

Well, don' fmake any pans on
all those "maybe's", Barnaby-

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