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Fifty-Fourth Year

I'd Rather Be Right.




By Lichty

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Sale of Tickets Was
Not Intentional Fraud
M EN IN THE ARMY and Navy units and vari-
Uus other people on campus are accusing the
Union officers, especially the dance committee, of
poor planning, bad management and of playing
favorites in the sale of Union Formal tickets. All
together, there are about 250 reasons for the con-
Here are the facts:
It was announced that " no more than 350
tickets" would be sold for the annual Union For-
ial. A number of students, both civilian and
members of the armed forces, went to purchase
tickets last Friday at 5 p. m. at the Union Ticket
Resale Desk. At 5:23 p. M., the students waiting
in line were informed that there were no more
tickets available and consequently were turned
After investigating, it was learned that .only
I00 tickets were sold at the Union Friday after-
noon, nd that the remaining 250 were divided
among the members of the Dance Committee
to sell to Union members only.
Immediately, accusations started flying, and
members of the committee were pictured scalping
tickets and reaping huge profits.
The President of the Union, Bunny Crawford,
has assured us that this has not been the case,
and Crawford's answer to the many derogatory
statements expressed concerning the affair is
IN THE PAST the Union Formal has been open
only to Union members. Of the 4,000 soldiers
on campus this excludes more than 3,950, as only
47 men in the Army are paid Union members.
It has been difficult, for the last few years, to
sell Union dance tickets.because of the various
other activities on campus. With this inl mim,
the dance committee has always been given a
number of tickets and have had to work day
and night to find people willing to buy them.
Nevertheless, this year, all the new factors con-
sidered, the members of the committee were
allotted an entirely disproportionate number of

tickets to sell, each of ten members receiving 25.
Crawford and Rupert Straub have admitted
that it was a mistake to distribute the tickets
in that manner and they feel assured that such
a situation will never again be duplicated; They
have little doubt that many of the tickets have
been sold to non-Union members. They cannot
deny that friends of the committee men did
not have to wait in line at the Union ticket
office last Friday. Chances for the average
student to obtain a ticket were about 500 to 1.
With accusations, admissions, and apologies
being exchanged, we doubt if anyone who did
not know "one of the boys" will be dancing in the
Union Ballroom Saturday night.
-Bob Goldman
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NEW YORK, Dec. 1.-Is the release of Sir
Oswald Mosley from prison a test case? If so,
precisely what is being tested?
The British government's first explanation
for. releasing the leader of the British Union
of Fascists was entirely humanitarian and
medical. Sir Oswald had a bad leg. Sir Oswald
had phlebitis. Sir Oswald might die in jail.
Although many of us can think of no better
plate for a fascist to die in, the thing might
have been argued out on these comparatively
narrow grounds, as an instance of misplaced
human sentiment, and so on.
But Herbert Morrison, Britain's Home Secre-
tary, has chosen to shift his ground. His latest
explanation is that Sir Oswald could safely be
released because Britain's "fortunes" have im-
proved so greatly since he was first confined,
almost four years ago. That is a political expla-
nation, and with it the case ceases to be entirely
Does the British cabinet consider that
fascism, as an idea, as a trend, as a world
movement, has been defeated? That is what
Herbert Morrison seems to be saying.
A fig for fascism, in other words; a big rousing
pooh-pooh to it. The British Cabinet could
hardly have said more plainly that it considers
the fascist idea to have become relatively unim-
portant; it must be so if the man's poor sick leg
is now of greater consequence than his poor sick
It is on this issue that British labor has joined
battle with the British government. It is to test
this attitude toward home fascists that crowds
have gathered in London's streets for demon-
strations. British labor feels that an issue is
being decided. It accepts the Mosley case as a
test case. That is why trains to London today
carry crowds of union delegates, come to the
capital to join in the battle.
The issue that is being fought out on bloody
battlefields around the world has come home
again, to be fought out on the streets of London.
It is a strange homecoming. There are dem-
onstrations against Mosley today, in 1943, on
the same London plazas on which there were
demonstrations against Mosleyfive years ago.
There are street meetings against fascism on
the same corners on which there were once
street meetings against Munich. It is almost
as if there had been no war.,
London buildings, all around the demonstra-
t4rs,. are wrecked; wrecked in a war over this
very issue; but the issue has survived the build-
ings, and still stands.
To British labor, milling in the streets, it seems
not only as if jail gates had opened, releasing a
prisoner, but as if a tomb had opened, and some-
thing dead had risen and walked.
British .labor is afraid that it has perhaps
spent four years marching with furious energy
around a great circle; for look who is here again.
We have released our first fascist before we
have punished our first fascist. We have let a
man out of jail; and we have thrown an idea
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away. We seem to be murmuring that it was
not a crusade; it was, only a police operation.
It is a test. For ghosts throughout Europe will
try to rise and walk. Life demonstrates in Lon-
don against the return of death.
(Copyright, 1943, N.Y. Post Syndicate)


THERE'S A WOMAN visiting Ann Arbor this
week who's been away for fifteen years. She
graduated in '28 and she's never been back. She
left this town *hen Hoover was just beginning
his campaign against Al Smith, and Clara Bow's
latest picture "Naughty, Naughty" was being
shown at the Arcade Theatre.
All she can talk about is how different it is.
Not that Ann Arbor itself has changed much.
She says it looks just about the same. "It's
the students who are so different" she keeps
telling us.
When she was in school, no woman ever cane
on campus unless her hat and gloves matched
perfectly. She says that those were the days
when college men actually wore "tweeds" and
women came to class in velvet dresses, and high
heels, and hats with veils.
You dressed like that then because you never
knew what wouldhappen before you could get
back to your room to change your clothes.
Everyone had a car. You might start for Chi-
cago, to stay the evening, right after Shakespeare
class on Tuesday morning You might meet
someone who was starting to New York for the
week end and would invite you to come along.
Your roommate might get a check from his
stockbroker in the morning mail and you'd both
"cut" a week in the winter time to go to Florida
for a sun tan.
AT ANY RATE you'd be sure to end up at a
party before the day was out. There were
always parties then, and they were different than
- they arenow. They started in the afternoon
right after lunch and they lasted through that
night and into the next day. There were some-
times parties in fraternity houses that lasted for
weeks with the personnel changing all the time
but the party going right ahead. You were judged
then by the amount of liquor you could drink.
A Professor of ours told us about a party
that he could remember from when he was in
school." It.seems that one fraternity brother
bet another that he couldn't drink a quart of
gin straight down without breahing. The other
boy drank the gin and fell down, dead on the
floor. It .didn't stop the party but it makes
good history.
The Daily, which in those days, if you'll believe
it,. was almost a hundred percent Republican,
looked a lot like the New York Times. There
was simply nothing to banner. No one was much
interested in the tariff disputes which were keep-
ing congressmen and national executives out of
any serious trouble.
They blackened the front page considerably,
however, for the Hoover victory over Al Smith
but all that enterprising editorial writers had
been able to say for their candidate, up until the
election, was that he had fed Belgian babies dur-
ing the world war and the one lonely Democrat
on the staff satisfied himself by characterizing Al
Smith not- as. the working man's friend, or the
potential savior of Democracy but merely as "The
Happy Warrior."
The editorial page was filled with little notes
to the strudent body on "college spirit" and
small tirades entitled "Beat Minnesota."
This woman, the one who's visiting town this
week~ Called these the "good old days" and maybe
they were.
EVERYBODY WAS RICH, the fraternity cook
in the SAE house had a hundred shares of
Continental that he was buying and selling on
the half point system; everybody understood ev-
erything that mattered, and anything that was
too big to be understood was profitable as it was
and best left alone. An editorial entitled "Beat
Minnesota" is a lot easier to take in the morning
with your orange juice than a night editor's
lecture on the subsidies bill.
There are people, you know, who want to
bring them back. They think they can do it by
cheering at a football game for a team whose
stars through the intervention of God and the
Army, have been brought over here from the
University of Wisconsin. They think they can
do it by sipping bootleg rum in a fraternity
house kitchen or by telling campus women to
dress more carefully. They don't know how
far gone we are.

They keep thinking, of course, that those were
the good old days because sorority women wore
hats with veils and fraternity men were drunk
all the time. It was something else though, it
was enthusiasm. then and it's -our indifference
Sister, look closer, it's way down, deep in our


"Hmm-late again, Buskirk, eh? Well, we're always glad to see our
employees exhibit a little independence and rugged individualism'"

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constitute himself or herself a com-
mittee of one to contribute in every
reasonable way to the end that there
shall be no waste of electricity, wa-
ter, gas, oil, coal, or of communica-
tions or transportation service. This
notice is in behalf not only of the
University administration but of var-
ious United States Government au-
Notice: Attention of all concerned,
and particularly of those having offi-
ces in Haven Hall, or the western
portion of the Natural Science Build-
ing is directed to the fact that park-
ing or standing ofcars in the drive-
way between these. two buildings is
prohibited because it is at all times
inconvenient to other drivers and to
pedestrians on the Diagonal and
other walks. If members of your fam-
ily call for you, especially at noon
when traffic both on wheels and on
foot is heavy, it is especially urged
that the car wait for you in the park-
ing space adjacent to the north door
>f University Hall. Waiting in the
driveway blocks traffic and involves
confusion, inconvenience and danger
just as much when a person is sitting
in a car as when the car. is parked
University Senate Committee
on Parking
School of Music students will have
an. assembly. today . at 4:00 p.m. in
the School of Music Auditorium.
Faculty of the College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts: The five-week
fr Sh mh a o' s'n1lI',c 'f tI ill1hau a

at 7:30 p.m. in the Rackham Lecture
Hall. The public is invited.
Change of Date-Fulton Lewis Lec-
ture: The date for the second Ora-
torical Association Lecture has been
changed to Dec. 15. This change in
schedule has been made at the re-
quest of Mr. Lewis. Tickets originally
issued for Dec. 1 will be honored on
the new date, Dec. 15. The Hill Audi-
torium box office will be open on
Saturday, Dec. 11, for the sale of
tickets for the Burton Holmes pro-
gram, "Our Russian Allies," which
will be presented on Dec. 13.
Academic Notices
Economies 121, 125 and 197: I shall
be unable to meet my classes today.
Z. C. Dickinson
Choral Union Concert: Claudio Ar-<
rau, distinguished Chilean pianist,
will give the fourth program in the
Sixty-fifth Choral Union Concert
Series, Friday evening, Dec. 3, at 8:30
in Hill Auditorium. His program will
consist of numbers by Mozart, Bee-
thoven, Chopin, Liszt. Debussy, Al-
beniz and Granados.
Charles A. Sink, President
Faculty Recital: The final program
in the current series of School of
Music Faculty Recitals will be pre-
sented at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, Dec;
5, in Lydia Mendelssohn Theater by
Arthur Hackett, tenor, and Joseph
Brinkman, pianist.
The public is cordially invited.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. - If you
make a "heck of Washington's lead-
ing hotels, you will find that an
amazing percentage of their guests
practice that age-old profession -
Lobbying has flourished since
the days when Southern planta-
tion owners and real-estate men
first high-pressured the Found-
ing Fathers into making the mud-
flats of the Potomac the Capital
of the United States. But today
it has reached perhaps its highest
peak in history.
Every one of these lobbies is intent
on getting something for itself, re-
gardless of the greatest good for the
greatest number. They are not in-
terested in what is good for the na-
tion. They are interested in what is
good for their own small minority.
Especially significant today is
that a large preponderance of the
lobbies are promoting something
which, If successful, would come
near bankrupting the nation -
namely, inflation. They are bent
on getting higher prices or higher
wages or lower taxes or more bs-
ness for themselves-rekardless of
the effect on the rest of the coun-
Here is the lineup of some of the
most potent lobbies which have ever
thrown champagne dinners or
camped on Congressmen's doorsteps
in the Capital of the U.S.A.
The Cattlemen's Lobby has about
200 men, off and on, in Washington,
all of them hard-hitting, likeable,
beef cattlemen putting up a terrific
fight for a higher price for meat. Joe
Montague is official head of this
lobby, but inside operators are Con-
gressman Dick Kleberg of Texas, big-
gest ranch owner in the world, and
Assistant Secretary of Agriculture
Grover Hill, from Amarillo. Secretly,
the cattlemen are allied with the big
meat-packers, and though not all of
them realize it, the meat-packers
very wisely use them as a down-to-
earth front for a lot of their opera-
tions in Washington.
Tax Lobby Powerful .. .
The Tax Lobby--This is probably
the most powerful and painless in
Washington. As its head are several
unobtrusive but famous figures.
One is Ellsworth Alvord, former at-
torney for Andrew Mellon, now with
the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. A
former employee of the Senate Fi-
nance Committee of which Senator
George of Georgia is chairman, Al-
vord boasts that he has Senator
George's vote on taxes in his pocket.
He is one of the few men not con-
nected with the Senate who regu-
larly attends George's birthday par-
ties given in Ed Halsey's office.
Another leader of the tax lobby
is J. Cheever Cowdin, chairman of
Universal Pictures, and head of the
tax committee of the National As-
sociation of Manufacturers. One of
the wealthiest men in the country,
Cowdin has helped finance Douglas
Aircraft, Curtiss-Wright, Sperry
Gyroscope, TWA. He is also an ar-
dent believer in the sales tax.
Working with him is John Hanes,
former Undersecretary of the Treas-
ury, inside adviser to Willkie, and the
real promoter of the Rum plan.
Hanes is also an investment banker
and helped finance Glenn Martin,
Republic Aviation and- the M-K-T
Railroad. He is owner of the biggest
orchid farm in the world. Hanes, who
comes from North Carolina, pretty
well influences the tax vote of Chair-

man Doughton of the, Ways and
Means Committee, also from North
Carolina. Hanes is also associated
with the Johns-Manville Co., and
this brings in another leader, of the
tax lobby, Lewis Brown of Johns-
Last year, tax lobby leaders got
together with Randolph Paul,
counsel of the Treasury, and noti-
fied him that he would have to ac-
cept the Ruml Plan. Paul refused.
Thereupon ensued the famous
Ruml tax fight which ended with
a victory for no one.
Last fall, they also notified Paul
that he would have to accept the
sales tax. Again Paul refused. That
fight is still on.
(Copyright, 1943, United Features Synd.)
theater box office. Box office hours
are from 10-1, 2-5, 7:30-8:30 daily.
The Association Music Hour will
continue Bac's "St Matthew Pas-
sion" tonight at 7:30 af Lane Hall.
Surgical Dressing Unit will be open
today at the League, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Coming Events
The 143 U. of M. Marching Band
smoker will be held in Morris Hall on
Friday, Dec. 3, at 7:15 p.m. All mem-
bers of the Marching Band are wel-



Poth ted

iresnman prugress rejj ,viiu u
Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Academic Exhibitions
Counselors' Office, 108 Mason Hall.
Exhibition, College of Architecture
The University Bureau of Appoint- and Design: An exhibition of paint-
ments has received notice of the fol- ings by Eugene Dana, and color prints
lowing Civil Service Examinations in by Louis Schanker, is presented by
the State of Michigan: the College of Architecture and De-
Institution Psychologist (Student), sign in the ground floor corridor of
$150 to $170 per month; Institution the Architectural Building through
Psychologist I, $180 to $220 per Dec. 28. Open daily, except Sunday,
month; Institution Psychologist II, 8:00 to 5:00. The public is cordially
$230 to $270 per month; Institution invited.
Psychologist III, $280 to $340 per
month; (Closing date is December 15,
1943) Sanatorium Attendant, $110 to Events Toda
'$125 per month.
Further information may be had A.S.M.E. meeting tonight at 7:30 in
from the notices which are on file in the Union. Professor J. H. Cissel will
the office of the Bureau of Appoint- speak on "The Collapse of the Taco-
ments, 201 Mason Hall, office hours ma Bridge." (illustrated by a movie).
9-12 and 2-4.

UNIVERSITY students will be called on to aid
needy students and Ann Arbor families
Monday when the Daily Goodfellow Edition is
Last year, contributions and pledges of so-
rorities, fraternities and other campus groups
amounted to one-third of the $1,600 total. This
year, a goal of $2,000 has been set.
The Goodfellow Drive, the only all-campus
charity campaign, gives the University, as a
whole, the oppotrunity to show that it can an-
swer the needs of the community.
The success of the drive will depend upon
each and every group and individual on cam-
pus. The Committee has asked that University
organizations make pledges for the drive to
augment the street sales.T
Democratic student organizations are not
worthy of the name if they do not respond to
this request. No definite sum is demanded of any
.group; they are merely asked to give all that.
they can for those who are less fortunate than
themselves. Soldiers are fighting all over the
world for freedom and security for mankind,
The Goodfellow Drive represents our fight for the
freedom and security of our neighbors.
-The City Editor


University Lecture: The Rev. Stan-
tor Lautenschlager, M.A., of Cheng-
tu, China, will.lecture on the subject,
"The Students in Free China," under
the auspices of the Department of
History and the International Cen-
ter, on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 8:15 p.m.
in the Kellogg Auditorium. The pub-
lic is invited.
University Lecture: Dr. Hans Si-
mons, Dean of the School of Politics,
New School for Social Research, will
lecture on the subject. "Problems of
Reconstruction in Germany," under
the auspices of the Department of
Political Science, on Monday, Dec. 6,

Institute of the Aeronautical Sci-
ences will have a meeting tonight at
7:30 at the Michigan League. Mr.
Charles R. Beltz, of Chrysler Motors
Corporation, will talk about Cyclo-
Weld Possibilities for Aircraft. There
will be a short business meeting after
the talk, at which time an Engineer-
ing Council Representative will be
La 'Sociedad Hispanica will meet at
the Michigan League tonight at 8:00.
All interested are invited. All men in
uniform are welcome to all the func-
tions of the club.
I1 Circolo Italiano will meet tonight
at 8:00 in the Michigan League. All
interested in Italian are cordially
. PostTWar Council will meet today
at 4:30 p.m. in the Union. Everyone
interested should be present..


By Crockett Johnson

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