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Secession from Union
Editor's note:
This editorial which appeared in the Jackson
(Miissisippi) Daily News favors a third party now
being formed in the South. Frederick Sulles is
editor of the paper. The platforn of this third party
is anti-negro, for pal-taxes and iynching It seems
to us that if we are to win this war and hIOpe for any
kind of a lasting peace afterwards, certain groups in
this rountrr wi have to stop fighting the Civil War-
SENATO "Coton Ed" Smith. South Carolina,
wants to form a new Democratic party in the
South and proposes Senator Harry Byrd, of Vir-
ginia, for President.
Senator Harry Byrd is Presidential calibre.
No doubt whatever about that. He is the out-
standing Democratic statesman in the Senate
today. He would make a great President.
The South is badly provoked, but it is not yet
ready to clit the regular lDemocratic organiza-
We are not willing to leave the house of our
fathers, but if those gol-darned Republicans
don't quit trying to tinker with the election
laws and persist in ramming the Negro down
our throats, we may get mad and secede from
the Union.
Please bear in mind that wedid that once
before and it started an awful lot of trouble.
Watch out, Republicans and Yankee Demo-
crats! You may be right now starting some-
thing you can't finish.
Suppose-just for the sake of supposing-we
should get real mad, secede from the Union, and
leave those damnyankees with the whole war
debt to pay-a debt of 200 billion dollars and
getting bigger every minute?
-Jackson Daily News
NEW YORK, Dec. 16-I write this piece only
to hold down my anti-Vittorio Emmanuel fran-
chise. Our policy makers watch the press, you
know. You'd be surprised how they follow it.
Well, if for a few weeks, nobody says anything
about Vittorio Emmanuel, some underling in
charge of checking up on Grafton might say:
"Looks as if there's not much interest in oppos-
ing the King any more." I would not want this
fellow, who probably needs his job, to draw any
false conclusions, so this is strictly for his files.
The messiest thing which has happened re-
cently in the Naples area has been the suppres-
sion of Croce's Irregulars. This was a kind of
Italian guerrilla or partisan army, which some
of the Neapolitan liberals recruited to fight
alongside the alls. No sooner was it formed
than Marshal Badoglio snatched it, drafted it
into the regular Italian ramy, placed it under the
command of the monarchist general, Basso, and
then sewed the personal emblem of the King on
the shoulder of each man, like a brand on a
We let Badoglio do it. But at this very' mo-
ment we have a similar situation in Yugoslavia,
where there are both regular and irregular forces,
the regulars under Mikhailovitch and the irreg-
ulars, or Partisans, under Tito. The irregulars
have been doing much better than the regulars.
Well. If Mikhailovitch had had his own way,
he would have put the Partisans down long
ago. He tried hard enough. If we do not let
him suppress spontaneous movements for na-
tional independence in Yugoslavia, why do we
let Badoglio do it 'in Italy? Our admiration for
the flare-up of genuine spontaneous, liberation
movements sometimes seems to increase in direct
proportion to our distance from them.
All this is defended on the ground that we have
to have unity in fighting the war. Indeed we do.

If we are willing to work with Communists in
Yugoslavia, as some of the Partisans undoubted-
ly are, we should be willing to work with mon-
archists in Italy. That is true, too. But the cry
for unity is too often twisted into the slogan
that anything goes.
Mikhailovitch requested the Partisans to take
drop-dead pills two years ago, under the slogan
of unity. If they had done so, we would be
without their valuable aid today. The search
for unity is the search, not for the least common
denominator, which, in Italy; would be Victor
Emmanuel, but for the largest common denom-
inator, which would be a government of all

o BED, unmade, in the morning, past four.
Eggs boiled in coffee on a hotplate Escapist
inense anid cold beef stew-nausea. Beifning
day when rhe whistle blows, past noon.
Day in the life of i in the blank, number
the form
S-ive.wAh tWm threen': heae mr niugled in.
Die tliree dieaths ini an ice cold shower.
Two classes missed, forget it. One to go, get;
Do thy duty-ten minutes late. Answer three
names on one, single role call-friendship,
much admired.
Christianity, the rise of. Jesus in a half shell.
Watch the nun's face. Catholics aren't supposed
to be here.
Isis is a God, too, so is Mithra. Libation for
Mithra, bow near the altar of. Marginal notes-
sacrilege unreadable.
Professional dignity. One word of Sanscrit.
Ask him another. Scattered igwwane, an-
notated slop.
Deified phonies.
Hell, bravely pictured in a ten cent magazine.
What if there is one? "Prepare to meet thy
God." Dante was a wise guy.
State Street is where the whites are. Line
up for candy, coffee is eight cents.
In the next booth they still talk of Thomas
Wolfe-sex femalia, camouflaged purpose. Little
girls in preponderence, red sweaters, beginning
4- INSPECION, uniformed magic.
Sentiment is a middling emotion-amorphous.
Contrast Romanticism. Theodore Spencer is F
Continue discussion. "Come around the cor-
ner like a snakeon its belly," Wolfe said it, you
do it. Laugh!
"With stupidity and a sound digestion man
can conquer all." Carlyle said it. Wolfe never
had ulcers.-
Dinner at six, waiting impatiently. Event of
a day.
Pork chops are ninety cents. Soup or cigar-
ettes? Fingers stained mahogany. Order soup.
Sit with your coffee making conversation.
Others are starting, get up and go.
Go home in pairs. Look for a letter. You
haven't been back--past two.
Freud's children, talk of sex in the evening.
Wait for a phone call or wash your hair
Beer in bottles is cheaper.
And so to bed, forgetting Pepys. Pray for the
right side, forget not your principals To bed,
unmade, in the morning, past four.
Coalition of Yugoslav
Factions Vital to Allies
AN IMPORTANT STEP toward an organiza-
tion of an Allied offensive against Germany
in Yugoslavia would be a coalition of the con-
flicting political regimes in that country.
At the present time, the military strategy in
Yugoslavia is emerged into two separate gov-
ernments. The first is a temporary govern-
ment headed by Dr. Ivan: Ribar, former parlia-
mentary leader and supported by Marshal
Josip (Tito) Broz's Partisan Army, which numn-
bers about 250,000 strong. The second is King
Peter ifs earlier government, now represented
by the army of Gen. Draja Mikhailovitch,
Minister of War. His force is composed of
about 20,000 men.
Last week, Russia decided to recognize Tito's
government as the legal representative of that
country. This recognition came amid increasing
signs of British and American aid to the Partisan
leader, who has already been the recipient of
a bulk of Allied supplies. This is part of the
Allied policy of furnishing supplies to any Yugo-
slav group effectively fighting the Germans.

However, the leasing of more aid to one
faction jeopardizes the future organization of
a cooperative Yugoslavian offensive r in the
eastern and southern. regions of 'that country.
Only by Allied pressure and persuasion can.
these two conflicting factions be induced to end
their -rivalry and concentrate all their efforts on.
the important task of winning the war.
-Neva, Negrevski
Italian parties, plus a regency for the King's
grandson. Italy's liberals have swallowed their
anti-monarchism sufficiently to make this pro-
(Copyright, 1943, N.Y. Post Syndicate)

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Waste Paper Shortage
Encangers War Effort


TOMORROW we are asked to help replenish
the rapidly diminishing stocks of a vitally
needed war-time resource-waste paper.
Plain, common, ordinary waste paper that
used to be only a nuisance is now needed by the
country's paper mills. The mills use it as a
fibre base for cardboard cartons, paper and
protective sheathing used in shipping war
materiel to our fi hting forces overseas.
The waste paper may be in almost any form.
Old newspapers, magazines, paper bags, card-
board boxes all are urgently needed by the mills.
These mills, eight of them in Michigan, are
so short of waste paper that many of them are
working only four days a week instead of six.
The shortage is serious. There's no doubt
about it. We have been issued a challenge and
the challenge has been accepted by the dormi-
tories, league houses, co-ops, sororities and fra-
ternities on campus who have pledged them-
selves to support the drive. Every, scrap counts.
-Ray Dixon
Vaca tioii Complaints
Reflect Selfish Attitude
,T E 7 PRACTICABILITY of cutting classes just
1preceding Dec. 21 or immediately following
Dec. 29 appears to be the most discussed matter
on campus.
Christmas vacation was set at this time to
'comply with requests from the Office of De-
fense Transportation. We all know that trans-
portation facilities will be especially crowded
from now until after New Year's and that they
will be even more crowded over the week ends
during this period..
By traveling during the week students can
help to ease the situation. That is why the Uni-
versity has decided on harsh penalties for those
who fail to limit their vacation to the time set.
Many soldiers here on campus will have only
two or three daiys over Christmas. Some will
have no vacation.
With this in mind the student who grumbles
about having only a week over Christmas and
tries to find an alibi .to extend his holidays is
considering only his own selfish interests.
-Barbara Herrinton
Basis for Milk Price
Increase Is in justified
LABELING GOV. KELLY'S report on milk pro-
duction as a "fake," Prof. Edward W. McFar-
land of Wayne University yesterday warned OPA
officials that they would hear from Greater
Detroit Consumers Council if they accepted the
recommendations "as the Bible."
In. trying to justify a raise in milk prices,
the Michigan Milk Producers Association and
Michigan State College said the average De-
troit consumer's weekly income last August

THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 1943
VOL. LIV No. 38
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.
Christmas Recess: The official
calendar of the University includes
a Christmas recess beginning with
the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 21;
classes will be resumed Wednesday
morning, Dec. 29. The reasons for
the selection of these dates were, as
a war measure, to avoid travel either
at the week-end; when traffic is
heaviest, or immediately before or
after holidays, and to conform as
closely as possible with the recom-
mendations of the Office of Defense
Transportation and the railroad as-
sociations. For these reasons Uni-
versity students will be expected to
observe strictly the limits of the re-
cess period as fixed by the official
calendar. The several faculties will
be expected to discipline appropri-
ately any individuals who absent
themselves from classes either before
or after the vacation period without
being excused by the appropriate
The above does not apply to mili-
tary and naval personnel, who will.
follow the orders issued by their re-
spective services.
Alexander G. Ruthven
Women's residences will close at
10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28, but,
if necessary, special arrangements
may be made with house heads to
arrive on later trains that same
night. No house head is authorized
to grant any permission involving the
cutting of a class.
Alice C. Lloyd, Dean of Women
Academic Notices
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
meet on Friday, Dec. 17, at 4:00 p.m.,
in Rm. 319 West Medical Building.
"The Role of Glutamine in the Ani-
mal Organism" will be discussed. All
interested are invited. The next sem-
-inar following this will be held on
Friday, Dec. 31.
Students, College of Engineering:
The final day for REMOVAL OF IN-
COMPLETES will be Monday, Dec,
27. Petitions for extension of time

must be
Ofice on

on file in tU secretary's
or iwore 'Tuesday Dec. 21.
A. 1i. lolell, Secretary

Students, College of Engineering:
The final day for DROPPING
be Monday, Dec. 27. A course may be
dropped only with the permission of
the lassifier, after conference with
the instructor.
A. I. Lovell, Secretary
German 159 Nordmeyer) will not
meet today.
Candidates for the Teacher's Cer-
tificate for February and Tune 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.3437 U.E.S.
Doctoral Examination for Julius
Stuart Youngner. Bacteriology; the-
sis: "The Effect of Two Type-Spe-
cific Pneumococcus Polysaccharides
and Gelatin on the Settling Rate of
Red Blood Cells and on the Circula-
tion, Sedimentation Rate, Respira-
tion, and Heart Rate of the Mouse,"
Friday, Dec. 17, 1564 East Medical,
1:30 p.m. Chairman, M. H. Soule.
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.
C. S. Yoakum
Doctoral Examination for Albert
Harold Wheeler, Public Health: the-
sis, "A Study of Cert ain Factors in
Attempts to Alter Resistance of Ani-
nals to Virus infections of the Res-
piratory Tract," Friday, Dec. 17,
1564 East Medical, 11:00 a.m. Chair-
man, W. J. Nungester.
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.
C. S. Yoakum
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-
sign in the ground floor corridor of
the Architectural Building through
Dec. 28. Open daily, except Sunday,
8:00 to 5:00. The public is cordially
Events Today
The American Institute of Electri-
cal Engineers will meet tonight at
7:30 in the Michigan Union. Mr.
A. R. Hellwarth, electrical system
engineer at the Detroit Edison Co.
and a former member of the faculty
here, will speak on "The Communi-
cation System of Detroit Edison Co."
Plans will also be made with respect
to the A.I.E.E. picture for the Michi-
ganensian. Refreshments.
Phi Sigma meeting tonight at 7:30
in the West Lecture Room of the
Rackham Bldg. Election of officers.
Attention all Glee Club members:

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16.-When
U S Marines stormed ashoe on the
GUibert Islands they found what the
Jap:, dd not iud tw o yersbefore
when they raided wae -ad Guaan
Just after Pearl1 arorr -namel,.
tremendous concrete block-houses,
which not even big guns could knock
Today, however, if the Japs
should counterattack some of the
islands we have taken from them,
they would find mirales of con-
struction. 'These miracles have
b>een performed by a branch of
the Navy which was thrown to-
gether only after Pearl Harbor and
which this month celebrates its
second anniversary-the branch
known as the Sea Bees.
Official name of the Sea Bees is
"C.B.'s" or "Construction Battal-
ions." Two years ago, they did not
exist. And it was the killing and
capture of civilian construction
workers on Wake, Gutam and at
Cavite which emphasized the Navy's
need of enlisting construction men
and forming them into fighting en-
gineer battalions.
There are 59 construction trades
enrolled in the Sea Bees--so wide
a range that their men can oper-
ate bulldozers, install water sys-
tems, telephones, electric light
plants, build cantonments, or even
repair ships.'
In the Aleutians, at Salerno, and
especially in the Southwest Pacific,
they have had to do all of these
things, sometimes under enemy at-
tack. in the Solomn Islands, for
instance, a battalion of Negro Sea
Bees landed on a jungle-covered is-
land and began construction of a
vitally needed airfield. A few days
later, despite enemy fire, they had
logged and milled their own lumber
from native trees, supplied water
from a mountain stream, installed
lights and telephones, and had the
field in operation-all in addition to
digging fox holes for themselves.
Road Building ...
When U.S. troops landed on Ren-
dova Island, a Navy communique
carried one terse sentence, "The cor-
rugated road maie possible the pas-
sage of all equipment," which, to any
engineer, meant another construc-
tion miracle.
What happened was that the
cozy, tropic muck of the shore
made it impossible to land trucks,
tractors, artillery, ammunition.
The Sea Bees first laid down a
steel mesh net. This merely sank
into the muck. Trucks began to
disappear as if in quicksand. So
an entire forest of palm trees Was
felled and their trunks laid across
the roadway. This was the "cor-
rugated road" described in the
terse one-line communique.
At Salerno, the Sea Bees together
with the Army's Amphibious Engi-
neers did- some of the most heroic
and important work of that bloody
landing, laying out a network of
roads across the beach before heavy
artillery could come ashore.
One important factor behind the
meteoric development of the Sea
Bees in two short years is the tough,
thorough-going training they get be-
fore being shipped overseas. This
takes place at three U.S. camps-
one at Davisville, R.L., under Capt.
Fred F. Rogers; one at Camp Peary,
Va., under Capt. J. G. Ware; one at
a location which- must remain secret.
(Copyright, 1943, United Features Synd.)

7:30 in Rm. 305, Michigan Union.
Professor O. W. Boston will speak on
"New Developments in Aircr~aft In-
dustries," and will show a movie on
"Milling in West Coast Aircraft In-
Le Cercle Francais will hold its
Christmas meeting tonight at 8:00
in the Assembly Room of tile Rack-
ham Bldg. This meeting is open to
members and would-be members. All
servicemen i*e invited.
Post-War Council will hold a pub-
li, panel tonight at 7:30 in the Mich-
igan Union. Subject: "Imperialism,
Stumbling Blocks to Post-War Un-
ity." Panel membe.rs: Professors
Brumm, Calis, and Dorr. Everyone
Surgical Dressing Unit will be open
at the League today, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
The Red Cross Surgical Dressings
Unit of the Hillel Foundation will
meet today from 1:00 to 5:00
p.m. All volunteers will please wear
washable blouses or smocks.
Coming Events
Women's Glee Club will meet Fri-
day, Dec. 17, at 4:00 p.m. in the
Kalamazoo Room to have a picture
taken for the Michiganensian. Wear
white blouses and plain dark skirts.
Bring dues.


By Crockett Johnson



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