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USO Hostesses Fail To 'l
Give Aid During Week
OF THE 750 ODD COEDS who registered en-
thusiastically for USO work in order to "do
their share to entertain the boys," only 11 have
made it their business to entertain the service-
men during the week. The apathy that has been
shown by the University women is in marked
contrast to the active participation of the mem-
bers of the much smaller Ann Arbor group.
Every Junior Hostess must realize that USO
work is not just a social diversion, something to
be taken seriously only when there is a lack of
dates or when she feels the need of a new man.
It is a job that continues throughout the week.
Servicemen drop into the USO at anytime be-
tween 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. looking for someone
to talk to, for someone to play bridge with or
for a dancing partner. No wonder they are
disappointed when, there is no one there to
greet them except the director, and a single host-
It was understood when the new center was
opened that the Ann Arbor Girls Club and the
University USO would cooperate and share the
responsibility. However, the coeds are letting
the Ann Arbor girls carry the heavy part of the
load. Instead of making it a 50-50 proposition,
University women have shirked their job.
Although vacation will begin, shortly, -there are
still a few days remaining in which the coeds may
show that they are worthy of carrying a USO
pass. It is up to us to seethat our fellow Utu-
dents--the servicemen," will not leave this cam-
pus s&- ing that the coeds are disinterested and
unfriendly. The New Year will bring us the op-
portunity for a fresh start. It is up to us to
make the most of this chance.
-Mary Anne Olson
HOL D THE INE:-
Railroad Strike Result .
Of Lack of Su'bsidis
WITH THE OLD BATTLE SLOGAN: "we de-
mand increased wages to -meet -the -increased.
costs of living," the Operating Railway Brother-
hoods have set Dec. 30 as the day on which
they will go on strike if their demands are not
This cry has an unfortunate habit of run-
ning in ycles, for if granted it never faila to
meet with the reply, "we demand an increase
in prices to meet the increased costs of, pro-
duction," and if this is granted once again
the cry goes up: "we demand increased wages
to meet the increased costs of -living." :All
these demands and counter-demands, if al-
lowed to continue at their present rate, can
add up to only one thing:. inflatin.
The Presidents of the Railway Brotherhoods
brought the issue out, in the open when they
declared Wednesday that .their ,strike would. be
"a strike against inflation for the privileged few
and deflation for the many." In other words,
let's have inflation for everybody.
While the railway workers of the nation are
shouting for an increase in wages, the Michigan
COL. ROBERT McCORMICK, publisher of the
Chicago Tribune, has again struck off on the
administration in another attempt to create
a feeling of discontent within the country.-
McCormick said we came close to being in-
vaded by the British after the first World
War. He criticized American entanglements
with foreign powers and said that the treaty
limiting .our Navy was adopted because Great
Britain's insistence forced it.
In an article in yesterday's Free Press, Mc-
Cormick was quoted as saying, "At that time
(the time of the dissent between Great Britain
and this country over our naval building plans)
the tension was so great that our general staff
feared an army of 300,000 regulars then in Eng-
land, would be landed in Canada and marched
against this country, which had completely de-
McCormick blamed the American Govern- -
ment for starting the Japanese wave of expan-
sion, "unknown to its citizens," by informing
France and Germany that if they helped Rus-
sia fight Japan, the United States would join
a Japanese-British "alliance."
Probably McCormick will soon be claiming that
the administration persuaded Japan to bomb
Pearl Harbor so the administration would have
a good excuse for getting the United States into
Id R a t hehr
By SAMUEL GRAPFTON
NEW YORK. Dec. 17.-The greatest single
piece of wartime inflation is the elevation of Mr.
Alf M. Landon to the role of roving adviser to
the American community. Mr. Landon, who drew
eight electoral votes seven years ago, now makes
regular sleeper jumps from Topeka to Washing-
ton to stir the Republicans to suspicion regard-
ing the Moscow Declarations, and to admonish
Secretary Hull. He breaks one trip in Milwaukee
to deliver a hollering kind of speech, in which he
raises the totally false issue of defense of the
Republicans' right to criticize.
WHO'S ENIGMATIC NOW?
Mr. Landon stops in Manhattan, too, where,
after having attacked the Moscow Declarations
as mysterious, he then beats tin pans and blows
horns for Governor Thomas E. Dewey as the
next Republican candidate for President. It
makes a strange picture, because Mr. Dewey is,
on the whole, considerably more mysterious than
the Moscow Declarations. He is almost the only
leading figure in American life who has said
nothing whatever about Moscow, qr Cairo, or
Teheran. But Mr. Landon finds the Moscow
Declarations an enigma, and Mr. Dewey clear.
THE ADVOCATES OF CLARITY
Mr. Herbert Hoover is also shuttling about fit-
fully in the political sky. He, too, turned up in
Manhattan the other day, with Mr. Landon and
Mr.d Dewey. When a number of good, solid Re-
publican newspapers attacked Mr. Landon for
attacking the Moscow Declarations, Mr. Hoover
issued a statement explaining what Mr. Landon
really meant, and how he really approved of the
Moscow Declarations, and how he really was not
against them, but merely wanted more informa-
tion and more light and clarity, etc.
It is strange how these advocates of clarity
find it necessary to explain each other.,
It was also strange to see Mr. Landon, the ad-
vocate of clarity, sitting mum, like an exhibit,
while Mr. Hoover, taking the role of barker, or
cicerone, told the world what he thought Mr.
While Mr. Landon was pounding his tub for
Mr. Dewey, Mr. John O'Donnell, the anti-inter-
nationalist writer for the anti-internationalist
New York Daily News, suddenly began tothump
his tu for both Mr. Landon and Mr. Dewey.
Taken together, it made an enormous racket.
As to what it means that a long-time pro-
isolationist writer has enthusiastically squeez-
ed Messrs. Landon and Dewey to his hard
bosom, I do not know.
I won't know until, perhaps, Mr. Hoover issues
a statement explaining what he thinks Mr.
A SCATTERING OF HINTS
I would not want anyone to suppose.21 am hint-
ing that Messrs. Landon, Dewey and Hoover are
WHAT D'YOU BET I will pull out my cigar-
ette holder the first day I'm home? You do
and I won't have a roommate for the rest of the
semester. Wait'll Dad asks how much of my
allowance I've saved. Wonder what they'll say
when they meet Jane? They're liberal all right,
but what'll they think about me joining the
And subtler thoughts, scarcely formulated
homesick, and still afraid to walk in the
door on all of them and the emotional confu-
sion we left two months ago. They are the
same, our families, but we've changed. Going
home after the first time we've been away is
a hard business. After that it's easier, a little.
Some of us were brought up on the theory of
the Queen (I can't remember whether Red or
White) in Wonderland:
"Speak roughly to your little boy,
Andl beat him when he sneezes.
He really thoroughly enjoys
The pepper when he pleases."
Others were "progressively educated" .to "ex-
press ourselves" at an carly ae in finger paints.
mud pies. "projects." The rest were either raised
according to the book., or allowed to do as we
pleased, within the somewhat elastic limits of our
parents ccliective temper.
In any case, we all grew up and left home
,nd arcnow on our way back to: "Wear your
rubb rs. dear. it's. wet out. Why don't you go
outs more. Bill? The Evans' girl would like a
date I'm sure . . . you're too serious. Didn't stay
home the first night he got here; out gallivant-
ing already! I can't understand why you don't
have time to write letters home when other
children seem to."
Some of us, conscious of our debt to our par-
ents. are willing to write letters home everyday
abut the state of our health, grades, morals,
lMost of us have our parents' money safely
in checking accounts under our names. We want
to be treated as adults who can make our own
decisions,. forgetting that we aren't making our
own way, only spending it. We wonder how our
parents can be so old-fashioned and tyrannical
about minor issues.
AND THE REST of us pay our own way and
have little or nothing to ado with our parents'
and family domination. We have no respect for
them, because, after all, we are better educated
than they, and more ambitious. They've been
stuck in the same rut ever since we can remem-
But eventually we may all learn that there's
a difference between parents as parents and
parents as people. As people, our parents are
interested in world affairs and the state of the
market. They have more obligations and de-
sire , for security than we. They prefer less
riotous amusement and may be on the thrifty
side. They are quite normal, intelligent citi-
But our parents as parents are worriers and
objectors. They feel responsible for our eating,
sleeping, clothing, dates, social acceptance, gangs
we go around with. They think about our
grades and our future. They almost invariably
and somewhat automatically object to possible
spouses for us, and they oppose progressive ideas
we seem to pick up at college, not because they
necessarily disagree, but because they don't want
us to jeopardize our careers. So we call them
prejudiced and reactionary, when actually they
are just people acting in their official capacity
Personally, while we're home we hope to
catch our parents in an unofficial moment, and
tell them how much we respect them for the
lives they lead as people.
Merry Christmas! The Happy New Year comes
even partially isolationist, or anti the Moscow
Declarations. But I cannot get over the strange
feeling that it is they who are issuing the hints
and tipping the winks along this line.
This is almost the first time I have seen poli-
ticians circulating °insinuations, not about the
other fellow, but about themselves, as part of a
campaign tactic. They seem to be starting
whispering campaigns on their own behalf, and
almost to be spreading rumors as to the purity
of their own intentions. There is a certain joy
in the manner in which they have placed them-
selves in an equivocal. light.
(Copyright, 1943, N.Y. Post Syndicate)
1 a #UtIj
GRIN AND BEAR IT
"I changed my mind about going home to mother! Rather
than fight for a seat on the train I'll stay and fight with you!"
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
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FRIDAY, DEC. 17, 1943
VOL. LIV. No. 39
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-
Alexander G. Ruthven
Students, College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts: The Adminis-
trative Board has agreed to penalize
students who are absent from classes
before or after Christmas vacation,
unless they have been recommended
for make-up privileges by Assistant
Dean E. A. Walter. Students who are
absent on Monday, Dec. 20, will be
penalized by a subtraction of six
honor points from their academic
records. Three honor points per day
will be subtracted for absence on
Tuesday, Dec. 21, Wednesday, Dec.
29, and Thursday, Dec. 30. In more
extreme cases of absence, students
will be suspended from the College
for the balance of the Fall Term.
The Administrative Board
To the Members of the University
Senate: The first regular meeting of
the University Senate will be held
Monday, Dec. 20, at 4:15 p.m. in the
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
The University Automobile Regu-
lation will be lifted at 12:00 noon on
Tuesday, Dec. 21, and will be re-
sumed at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday'
Dec. 29. No modification of the driv-
ing regulation will be granted either
before or after the Christmas vaca-
tion period, except in instances of
unusual emergency which have been
approved in advance by the Dean of
To Students Having Library Books:
1. Students planning to leave Ann
Arbor for the Christmas vacation
who have in their possession books
drawn from the University Library
are notified that such books are due
Monday, Dec. 20. 2. Failure to re-
turn books before the vacation will
render the student liable to an extra
fine. 3. Students remaining in town
may charge and renew books as us-
ual. W. G. Rice, Director
University of Michigan General
Library: During the Christmas holi-
days the General Library will be
open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00
p.m. from Dec. 21 to Dec. 28, except
that it will be closed from noon on
Dec. 24 through Sunday, Dec. 26.
The Collegiate and Departmental
Libraries will be closed evenings be-
ginning Dec. 21 and from noon Dec.
24 through Sunday, Dec. 26. I'or the
rest of the holiday they will be open
10:00 a.m. to 12:00; 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.,
except the Engineering Library
which will maintain its regular
schedle-8:00 a.m. to 12:00; 1:00
to 5:00; 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Angell
Hall Study Hall will be closed for the
Students who have previously reg-
istered in the Teaching or General
Division of the Bureau of Appoint-
ments and who have not added their
new credits to their records, are
asked to come in to bring their rec-
ords up to date. Courses of the pres-
ent semester are to be'included.also.
Bureau of Appointments and
-Biological Chemistry Seminar will
meet today at 4:00 p.m., in Am. 319
West Medical Building. - "The Role
of Glutamine in the Animal Organ-
ism" will be discussed. All interested
are invited. The next seminar fol-
lowing this will be held' on Friday,
Bacteriology Seminar will meet
Saturday, Dec. 18, at 8:30 a.m. in
Rm. 1564 East Medical Building.
Subject: Cold Agglutinins. All inter-
ested are invited.
Freshmen, College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts: Freshmen
may not drop courses without "E"
grade after Saturday, Jan. l1, 1944.
Only students with less than 24
hours credit are affected by this reg-
ulation. They must be recommended
by their Academic Counsellor for
this extraordinary privilege.
E. A. Walter, Assistant Dean
Doctoral Examination for Julius
Stuart Youngner, Bacteriology; the-
sis: "The Effect of Two Type-Spe-
cific Pneumococcus Polysaccharides
DESPITE the script which was too
unreal, cinema-like afnd without
the usual depth for Play Production
performances, three talented actress-
es tried to "put over" Emmet Lavery's
"Brief Music" last evening in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Marjorie Leete, Patricla Meikle
and Blanche Holpar, as "DrIkzle,"
"Spiff," and "Rosey," attempted,
with a great deal of finesse, to live
their characters sincerely. Their
Sperformances were good, but the
play was not at the level of their
The script was all against them.
It was cute but unreal college life.
The exaggeration of character types,
the beautiful scenery, the atrocious
selection of names, and the lack of
sincerity could not convince any of
the audience that this was "typical."
"LOVEY," played by Barbara White,
was a beautiful New Yorker. She
was above it all and seemed like a
New York actress trying to play a
college girl. It was "Lovey" who,
having lft school and married, pro-
vided the moral of the play, if one
were intended, when she prophesied
to her graduating collegiates, "You're
young so short a time that no one
should cut it short." (brief music.)
The southern gal, "Jinx," played
by Mir ian Ruge, was tiring and aft
example of perennial monotony.
However, she rectified the dislike
for her type by her almost tear-
rendering confession in the final
scene of her cut-throat attempts
to "be one of the crowd."
"Maggie" and "Minnie," played by
May Chosed and Barbara Stuber were
likewise acted to type.
Lines were stiff in several scenes.
One couldn't imagine a non-sophis-
ticated college girl saying, "She's not
come back!" The audience was con-
stantly ahead of the plot, knowing
what would happen the next minute
and five minutes after. One could
say it was entertaining in spots.
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 Certain Faqtors In
Attempts to Alter Resistance of Ani-
mals to Virus Infections of the Res-
piratory Tract," today, 1564 East
Medical, 11:00 a.m, Chairman, W. J.
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 sufficeient
reason might wish to be present.
C S. Yoakun
Messiah Concert: The University
Musical Society will present Handei's
"Messiah," Sunday afternoon, Dec.
19, at 3 o'clock in Hill Auditorium.
The following will participate : Agnes
Davis, soprano- illian $nowles,
contralto; William Miller, tenor;
Wellington Ezekiel, bass; Palmer
Christian, organist; the University
Choral Union, and a special "Mes-
siah" Orchestra, Hardin Van Deur-
A limited number of tickets, tax
included, will continue on .sale at
60c, 50c, and 30c, at the offices of the
University Musical Society in Burton
Memorial Tower until noon Satur-
day;. and preceding the concert be-
ginning at 2 o'clock, Sunday, at the
Hill Auditorium box office.
Charles A. Sink, President
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
Surgical Dressing Unit will be open
at the League today, 1:00-5:00 p.M.
The Lutheran -Student Association
will have its annual Caroling Party
tonight. Lutheran students .and ser-
vicemen are cordially inited. The
group will meet in the Zion Lutheran
Parish Hall, 309 E. Washington St.,
at 8:00 p.m. After the sing, Rev. and
Mrs. Yoder will entertain the group
at their home.
Wesley Foundation: Bible Class
with Dr.. Brashares as leader tonight
International Center: Annual
Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec..19,
at 7:30 p.m. Carol singing, exchange
of gifts, refreshments. Please bring
Those crowds in that department store!
Rioting! Jarring my sensitive nerves!. .
I expected the place to be completely
deserted! Everyone was urged to shop
early! Shouldn't have been one s'igle
soul in the store!.. . It was all a plot of
that Claus, with hisphony whiskers, to-
By Crockett Johnson
- Did you tell your Fairy
Godfather Santa Claus'
whiskers are REAL?
What? Claus has real whiskers?
Cushlamochree!.. . Is it possible
my investigation of him has been
proceeding on a wrong tack?,..
Many of these folk legends HAVE
a basis in fact, you know, and-
We'll write him a letter. In your
name. Requesting that, among
the usual run-of-the-mill toys,
he bring one specific present-
say-a set of boxing gloves...
He sounds like
he might get to
believe in Santa
QW'ISV must mull over this
Gosh. You have your earmuffs on, Mr. O'Malley.
SYes, of course. It's winter now. . . Barnaby, on
INr' this Santa Claus matter. I have a clever idea
Very likely not. In which case l
can confidently denounce himt -
as a fraud ... But if, by chance
the gloves QO arrive-well, we
have a set of boxing gloves ..