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WAR WORK DURING NVEMBER:
'U' Coeds Give 37,702 lours
(Continued from Page 1)
32 hours taking flying lessons. One girl gave some of her blond hair to be used for bomb sights, and
another girl plays in the Detroit Symphony. Girls who are lab and class assistants in the various
departments from the above houses have spent 2,245 hours in this work for the month of November,
and those working in the University Hospital were there 1,197 hours.
The U. of M. Laundry, our newest project, has shown wonderful progress. Girls in the first
week of its opening worked 275 hours, of which 154 hours were done by girls in the above houses.
The afternoons are now full, but there are still requests for girls to work there in the mornings.
Our work sheets for November show that girls from the above houses spent 1,067 hours
making sugrical dressings. We had to turn girls away from this project two weeks ago because
they all seemed to want to come at the same hour. We now have remedied this by adding the
Kalamazoo Room, so with this room plus the regular Game Room, we can now accommodate 50
girls an hour, which in a month would result in 2,400r hours ofwork. It is in this uroject espe-
cially that we need more girls, so with increased facilities, let's make use of them. The hours
are Wednesday through Friday, 1:00-5:00.
Girls from the previously mentioned houses have done ~4,426.hours of Canteen work, 2,936 hours
on the Student Publications, 447 hours in Child Care work, 2 498 hours for the USO, and 389 hours
in the Choral Union, besides many other activities too numelious to mention here. The Choral
Union is mentioned because it is another traditional activity, all of which are as necessary to us as
our more temporary war activities.
It would seem worth while to pay a tribute to Katherine Pickerill, the cooperative house
that was used in the first work sheets. There are 19 girls living in this house, and for the month
- of November, they spent 1,465 hours in extra-curricular work! 'this on the average would be 19
hours a week per pirl. The girls in Pickerill House are certainly to be commended..
As soon as the revised work sheets are ready, we will be able to make a complete report on,
all of. the women on campus. Each house president is responsible for getting information to the
girls in her house on all extra-curricular activities. There are a few Women's War Activities
pamphlets still in the Undergraduate Office of the League which explain in more detail many of
these activities. Our goal is for every girl to spend at least two hours a week in an extra-curricular'
activity. Those activities which at present need the niost attention are the Surgical Dressings Project,
the. Voluntary Hospital Project, and the University Laundry in the mornings.
When the work sheets are tabulated for the month of becember, let's be able to find that
every University of Michigan coed has contributed some of her time in furthering the war effort.
Those now working have done a marvelous job, but we should never let it be said that any of us slid
along on the other one's glory. We have a job to do, so let's all pitch in and do it!
-Manna Heath, President, Women's War Council
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SAWDUST
AND OYSTER SHEL LS
P , 2uepoint
IT LOOKS LIKE we're going to be forced to run
this liberalism thing into the ground. Of course
we started it, it's all our fault. We said in the
first place that we were tired radical youngsters
and that we thought that such turns of mind
were things that you generally outgrew. At that
time it was all a :hart of the trivia in the periph-
ery of our observations. We have a perfectly in-
different attitude toward it all, but now that
we've been challenged, we feel called upon to
say specifically what it is we're tired of.
We're sick and tired of seeing white margarine
set up as the symbol of all things great in the
younger generation. We made no effort in the
first column to question the ideals of the people
who spread lard colored lubricants on their
bread and we're not willing to make an effort
now. It still isn't worth it. We're just sick unto
death of people who make a fetish of their
poverty, we have a general idea that that sort
of thing went out in the thirties along with the
proletarian novels.
While we're on this subject we're also tired
of hearing people talk about the thirteen stu-
Ident communists who were expelled about
three years ago. While they certainly had a
point in 'the beginning, we're not willing to see
them deified as martyrs to the brave new world
ahead of us.
We do not feel obliged to love the proletariet
as one of our correspondents avowed that she
did. In fact after having worked in factories
and hole-in-the wall restaurants from one end
of the country to the other, we've seen enough
of the proletariet to understand ,that they are
so divided among themselves that any one who
attempts to "love" them as a whole is some queer
kind of short-sighted fool.
JUST FOR TAE RECORD and in answer to
the young lady who called us a typical mem-
ber of the-bourgeosie, we mightsblushingly admit
here that the CIO has our name recorded as an
A-1 operator of the ten operating screw machine.
With it all, though, we're not even now what
any good left-winger would call a liberal. We
used to be but we woke un once not long ago
to see that most of the young liberals we knew,
were pretty well defeating their own purposes.
The trouble probably comes from the fact that
they associate themselves with the people who
don't need to be convinced, instead of with
those who are to be reformed. They succeed,
only in adding themselves to the big groups of
people whom we must already learn to toler-
ate. When reformers so mis-ally themselves,
it means you've got a fight on your hands.
One kid came up to a friend of ours and ac-
cused her of being us. Before our friend could

'Swindle old.Books'.
ONE OF THE THINGS that I have noted on
the Universfty campus that sticks out pre-
dominately, like a sore thumb. is the blase at-
titude of both students and faculty towards the
financial swindle they are receiving from the
Ann Arbor book stores. Either they all have
scads of money or do not have the intestinal
fortitude to stop this Shylock business. The
first presumption I am sure is not true, and I
hope that the latter is equally false. I know
that the first few weeks on the campus always
entails a lot of. excitement and complexity but
at the same time we should not allow ourselves
to become blinded, giving the advantage to these
public leeches!
These legitimate business firms who are "do-
ing the students a favor" by purchasing their
used books, bay from 50 cents to Si to students
for books and then turn around and sell the
same books for $2.0O to $4.00 each!. These
studets who need every possible cent they
have to continue their education have to bow
and scrape before these book sellers .to get a
small nenance and then they have to pay 2, 3,
4, and even 500 percent more for books than
they need. Unfortunately used books have such
a quick turnover that these stores can not be
cheeked by OVA regulations, thus giving the
"student helping" managers ample oportun-
ity to carry on their nefarious business with-
out any interference.
Should such a malpractice of business ethics
be allowed to continue? Answering the question
in the negative we then begin to wonder 1'ow to
remedy the situation! I have been told that
there used to be a used book exchange in the
Union, but try and find one this year! There
are many student organizations on the campus,
why doesn't one of them take on the job of
handling a Book Exchange? A very suitable
situation coul'd be worked out whereby 10 per-
cent could be added to price paid to student for
the book he is selling. This amount could be
used to advertise what books are on hand and
the remainder could go into treasury of said
student organization for the. furthering of stu-
dent activities. I am sure that the students would
appreciate such an organization rather than
contributing to the leecheries that are now being
run! William Taylor Wilkoff
positively identify herself, the girl had taken time
to explain that five of the "best kids" she ever
knew were communists.
We'll go her one better. At least ten of the
best kids we ever knew were communists but
at least another twenty were Republicans and.
there were a few Democrats along the way.
This is not because we're exclusive, but it's
merely the law of averages at work. People
seem to forget percentages when they begin
fighting causes.
Well, probably the big trouble with us is that
we're too damn fond of our plumbing. At any
rate, this problem is settled as far as we're con-
cerned.

Sa~net Gr~fto~'s
Pd Rather
Be Righ
NEW YORK, Dec. 14- I have
heard it argued that the Teheran
communique s bad propaganda. This
unripe dictum comes from those who
think of propaganda solely in terms
of bait. They have a kind 'of cat's-
milk approach to propaganda. Prop-
aganda is something enticing, in a
saucer, and you hold it out to the
enemy.
Butthere is another kind of prop-
aganda, and that is to turn the green
and naked eyes of terror full upon
the victim. The propaganda that
charms may have value, but the
propaganda that frightens may be
even more useful in war. On this
count, Teheran sucietds admirably.
A Reality, Not a Shadow
In place of Wiloh's Fourteen
Points, Teheran substitutes 14 was
to kill a Nazi. We shall:kill:Nazis b
joint attacks from west. east and
south; we shall kill, them from the
air; we shall kill :them in their U-
boats. The promise to be kind is
propaganda, but the promise to kill
is equally propagandistic, and those
who have missed this have missed
the chief point of Teheran.
Teheran does not offer the Ger-
mans a way out. But It is too early
in the game to offer the Germans
a way out. The Germans are not
yet quite sure they need a way out.
Teheran tells the Germans that
they are in a hell of a fix.
That is why Teheran is real, and
why its critics are so many dancmg'
shadows on the wall. Fourteen points
would not impress the Germans, for
they have conquered a co'ntinentand
are still not hungry. You cannot
buy with a quarter the man who has
a dollar. Teheran shows the Ger-
mans that they do not have a dollar;
it tells them to look at it again, and
they will see that it is counterfeit.
It Did Not Have To Be Slick
Teheran is a power operation, not
a piece of salesmanship. I have been
amazed to ee a number of. Amerir-
cansndash their hats angrily to the
ground, and stamp upon them, be-
cause Teheran, forsooth, did not an-
nounce a complete political future
for Europe, preferably in Techni-
color.
Their objection to Teheran is
that it was not slick. It did not
have to be slick. It was strong.
Even the famous botch that was
made of releasing the news of the
Teheran communique is my idea of
a good two-cent issu; worth men-
tioning, but not worth losing one's
mind over. History" will record
that on a certain day the world's
three greatest Powers came to-
gether and clamped Germaniy in a
vise. The mishandling of the an-
nounenent of . this great event
will never make the "books.
We have here a spectacle which
should appealto our strongest emo-
tions of terror and awe; For the
communique transfers the debate
over the future of Germany to the
Germans. It may occur to them now
that if nobody else cares about their
futures, they had better begin to
care. Teheran can be either the be-
ginning of death for the Germans,
or the beginning of wisdom, and, the
choice is theirs.
As Naked as the Side- of the Moon
The struggle has been moved nak-
edly into a bare arena, as unadorned
as the surface of the moon. The'sides
have been picked, the weapons cho
sen; and the time has been set.
To object that we have not; in
addition, made use of those tactics
which are better employed in selling
refrigerators is to miss the real
meaning of Teheran. There is noth-

ing fake about Teheran. Its propa-
ganda value lies in its truth in the
fact that it must convince the Ger-
mans of the reality of their predica-
ment. It has been done unsmilingly.
It needed no simper.
(Copyright, 1943, N.Y. Post Syndicate)
Nazi Religion ...*
A Norwegian church was, taken
over by the Nazis as a bar for sold-
iers, and later "When it had~ been'
stripped of all furnishings, including
plush around the altar, it was :ised
as a store and accomodation for Nazi
troops.

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"Please put me in active service, Colonel! These Fathers
we're gettin' now are driving me crazy-always tellin' me
the cute things their kids said!"

DAILY OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
TUESDAY, DEC. 14, 1943
VOL. LIV No. 36
Allnotice's 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
If you wish to finance the pur-
chase of a home, or if you have pur-
chased improved property on a land
contract and owe a balance of ap-
proximately 60 per cent of the value1
of the property, the Investment Of-
fice, 100 South Wing of University
Hall, would be glad to discuss finan-
cing through the medium of a first
mortgage. Such financing may effect
a substantial .saving in interest.
Dormitory - Directors, Sorority
Chaperons, and League House
Heads: Women's residences will- close
at 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28
but, if necessary, special arrange-
ments may be made with house
heads to arrive on later trains.
Aliee Ce Lloyd, Dean of Women
Candidates for the Teacher's Cer-
tificate for February and June 1944:
A'list of candidates has been posted
on the bulletin board of the School of
Education, Rm., 1431 U.E.S. Any
prospective candidate whose name
does not appear on this list should
call at the office of the Recorder of
the School of Education, 1437 U.E.S.
Academic Notices
Classes in English 107 will not meet
until- after the Christmas vacation.
After the holidays, classes will resume
on their usual schedule.
Doctoral Examination for Dominic
Don ald Dziewiatkowski, Biological
Chemistry; thesis: "Studies in De-
toxication," today, 313 West Medical
ldg., at 1:30 p.m. Chai'man H. B.
Lewis.
Byaction of the Executive Board,
the Chairman may invite members of
the faculties and advanced doctoral
candidates to attend this examina-
tion, and he may grant permission' to
-those who for sufficient reason: might
wish to be present. C. S. Yoakum
Concerts
Choral Union Concert: The Uni-
versity Musical Society announces
that the Don Cossack Russian Chor-
us, Serge Jaroff, Conductor, will give
the seventh program in the Sixty-
fifth Annual Choral Union Series,
tonight at 8:30 in Hill Auditorium.
The program will consist of religious
numbers, folk songs . and soldier
songs.
Charles A. Sink, President

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By Li#ty

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.-Diplo-
matic appraisals of the Teheran
Conference - have' gone much deeper
than the brief communique issued
by Stalin. Roosevelt and Churchill.
In the view of members of the Dip-
lomatic Corps who know some of the
inside things that happened- before
Teheran, there will be one all-impor-
tant but little-noticed result:
From now on, Russia will domi-
nate the Gulf of. Persia, the Red
Sea, the Indian Ocean, and can
have, if she wishes, a vital even-
tual influence in freeing 'India.
To get the full s nificance, re-
memnber thiat, for mnore thiI~a- cen-
tury, Teheran has been a symbol of
rivalry between Britain and Russia.
It has been the meeting point of the
spheres of influence of the two na-
tions in Iran. The Britil for years
have controlled Iran, south. of Te-
heran; the Russians have controled
Iran' to the north.
Jealously and vigorously, the
Britll; have' guarded the Gulf of
Persia to prevent Russian intli-
ence from creeping ,downtiward
India. Likewise, tley hIae sup-
ported the b uffer state of Afghan-
istan to keep the Iussiakn from
encroaching south.
But now, stony, stolid Stalin has
secured the most importatfRussian
political triumph in 100 years of
battling with the suave, astute Brit-.
ish. He forced the Prime Minister of
Great Britain (who- oncev wed not
to- liquidate the British, Empire) to
come to Teheran to meet him. He
also forced the Presidnt of the
United States to do likewise.
Russia Can Free India .
Even if the Gulf of Persia and
Russia's long-coveted outlet to the
sea were not even mentioned' in Sta-
lin and Churchill conversations, the
'mere selection of Teheran for this
meeting was far more important,
from a -long-range viewpoint, than
the communique about a 3'-way drive
against Hitler.
For it meant that, after the war,
Russia will be sitting astride the
:Indian Ocean, where she can
reach outeand touch India. It als6
*meant that, no matter how strong-
ly Churchill feels about ludia now
the question of its future independ-
ence is purely theoretical..After the
war, he will have no choice as long
as Russia sits at the heat;of the
Gulf of Persia.
Some diplomats wonder whether
Churchill, usually a realist, may not
now recognize the revolution in Brit-
ish diplomacy which took place. at
Teheran and revamp his ideas on
India. Others think that nothing
could ever make Churchill" change.
Note: Churchill and' Rosevelt ac-
tually began trying' more than a year,
ago to persuade Stalin to ieet them,.
The matter was first broached when
Willkie was in Moscow in October,
1942. But Stalin declined to come .to
Casablanca and every other meeting,
until Tehei'an.
(Copyright, 143, United Features Synd.)

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BARNABY

By Crockett Johnson

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Lost Children
THERE you are!
Gef me
here!re
Mr. O'Malley
jst left to-

r
Nonsense. ,A little man with
wings! In a crowded store!
He said
4 to wait

A fine commotion he'd cause
if he really was here, Barnaby.
It's funny he hasn't
caused a commotion.
Yet.
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CU/SHLAMOCHREE!
Mora! There 4
he is! At the
construction
toy counter!
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Exhibitions
Exhibition, College of Architecture
and Design: An exhibition of paint-
'ings by Eugene Dana, and color prints
by Louis Schanker, is presented by
the College of Architecture and De-
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