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The WASHINGTON
MERRY-GO-ROUND
By DREW PEARSON

Samuel Graftons
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NIGHT EDITOR: DORIS PETERSON
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
OMINOUS NOTE-*
No-Strike Law Would
Endjger Civil Liberty
WARREN ATHERTON, national American Le-
gion Commander. sounded an ominous note
yesterday when he advised Gen. Marshall that
the United States Government suspend labor's
right to strike for the duration.
We could take issue with this refnark on the
grounds that constitutionally it would be im-
po sible or that the war effort wouldn't be
furthered by forced labor, but more funda-
mentally, such a move would endanger the
freedom of the individual.
Should labor lose this fundamental right, a
great injustice will be done a large segment of
our population. Such a move would throw out
the window the advanced place labor has achiev-
ed in American industry in the last 50 years.
Some people have seized upon the war emer-
gency to further their own ends. Business has
found it expedient to throw on labor the blame
for whatever production troubles have .arisen.
What of inefficient management, swollen
war profits, faulty production (Anaconda
Wire), and foreign collusion (Standard Oil)?
The whole picture cannot be ignored for the
sake of a desired portion.
Should such stringent measures be put into
effect, it is difficult to think where such abridg-
ment.of personal rights would stop.
It seems conceivable that other groups, on the
pretense of the war effort, would press for
further suppression in other areas.
The answer lies not in extremes one way or the
other. Liberty and freedom have to be tempered
to the times to justify themselves.
If we asked Mr. Atherton to give up what the
Legidn has called "our God given right" of free
speech because somebody thought his remarks
were seditious, we dare say he would defend
labor's right to strike.
-Stan Wallace
PESSIMIST-IC:
Jar is Not Best Cure
f-or World's P'ro bleiiis,
"J\OTHING would preserve our way of life bet-
ter than war," Prof. Leslie White of the an-
thropology department said Wednesday in a
speech sponsored by the Post-War Council.
This theory has been explained to a certain
extent. Anthropologists, it is said, regard war
as the operation of a natural law, namely, the
survival of the fittest.
The reasons which Prof. White gave as
causes for war are not so controversial. That
wars are a result of international rivalry-a
fight to preserve the existence of a nation or
to gain some of the resources of nature-are
causes active in this war where opposing ways
of life are at stake.
However, that "our system of life has no cure
for these diseases during peace time." and that
a single world political unity is a necessary
basis for peace are not just theories which are
pesimistic and bad for our effort to win the

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7.-For the first time in
history, the U.S. Government will crack down on
two members of the British House of Lords when
it brings a giant anti-trust action against Im-
perial Chemical Industries, Ltd., and the Du Pont
Company on Thursday.
The two noble gentlemen are Lord McGow-
an, chairman of Imperial Chemical Industries,
and Lord Melchett, its director and leading
scientific genius. Their company will be charg-
ed by the Justice Department with conspiring
with the Du Ponts to control the chemical
markets of the world. Lord McGowan is also
a director of General Motors, which is owned
by Du Ponts, and in addition has worldwide
chemical connections, being head of African
Explosives and Industries, and a director of
Canadian Industries, Ltd.
Lord McGowan once made a speech in the
British Parliament critical of the Sherman Anti-
Trust Act. asking when business might expect to
be freed from its restrictions.
He got an immediate reply from Eric John-
ston, president of the U.S. Chamber of Con-
-merce who stated publically that the Sherman
Anti-Trust Act had the support of American
business and was on the law books to stay.
A more belated but very definite reply comes
this weekwhen Lord McGowan will be cited
along with his company for violating the Sher-
man Act.
Just how the Justice Department will get serv-
ice on the two noble lords is not known. Im-
perial Chemical Industries has an office in New
York and therefore can 'be served. But their
Lordships probably, are outside the Justice De-
partment's jurisdiction-until Lord McGowan
comes to New York to attend a meeting of the
General Motors board of directors.
Scandal Revealed .. .
It has been kept very hush-hush by the Army
and Maryland politicians. but a major scandal
recently was cleaned out at Camp Ritchie, Md.
Maryland boys, some of them from blue-blood
families, some of whom were pals of Maryland
politicians, were detailed to Camp Ritchie, within
a few miles of their own homes. Camp Ritchie
is just outside Frederick in the rolling foothills
of Maryland where Barbara Fritchie staged her
famous defense of the flag. Some of the boys
living in Frederick got themselves stationed at
Camp Ritchie and enjoyed life last summer
playing tennis at home in the afternoon and
getting back to work at camp in the morning.
However, when forthright General George V.
Strong, head of Military Intelligence, heard
about the situation, he moved in immediately.
Investigators sent to Camp Ritchie.informed
him that a much larger proportion of Mary-
land men were at the camp than from other
States, in comparison with Maryland's popula-
tion. So .he abruptly transferred about 200
Maryland men to other camps.
Maj. Gen. Milton Reckford, commander of the
3rd Corps Service Area in which Camp Ritchie
is located, who was former commander of the
Maryland National Guard, also has been trans-
ferred. although the War Department states that
he had no knowledge of the situation and that
he is on more important duties.
Crowley Unsuccessful?
Last summer President Roosevelt amalgam-
ated all the economic warfare agencies of the
Government-Board of Economic Warfare, Lend
Lease, together with the State Department's and
Jesse Jones' economic warfare agencies-and put

them all under one head. That head was Leo
Crovley, also Alien Property Custodian and Fed-
eral Deposit Insurance Administrator,
No recent move toward government reorgani-
zation was better-at least on paper. And the
President described Leo Crowley as one 01 the
ablest administrators in the Government.
Approximately six months have passed since
then, however, and it is the consensus of Gov-
ernent experts that both Crowley and his
organization have been a dismal flop. Morale
is shot to pieces. Resignations are taking
place wholesale. Instead of a forthright, go-
getting organization which an economic war-
fare agency must be, the Federal Economic
Adnministration is simply marking time.
Crowley has tried to run all of the many
agencies under him and at the sane time has
put imself in the highly untenable position of
remaining as head of one of the biggest utility
corporations in the country-Standard Gas and
Electric, which has paid him a salary of around
$60,000.
To do this, he brought in as his chief admin-
istrator Henry W. Riley, who helped him run
the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Riley
is a former bookkeeper, and excellent routine
man, and did a good job in insuring bank depos-
its, where the banks themselves really handled
things. But in a dynamic economic warfare job
he has been a fish out of water.
(Copyright, 1944. United Features Syndicate)
SAWDUST
AND OYSTER SHELLS
THE CROSS LINE HEAD in yesterday's letters
to the editor department column reads, "Coed
Dislikes 'U' Food." The implied sub head might
read, "Dieticians Blame Slop on War."
The Daily's informant suggests. "We don't
want to deprive o1' boys' who have the priorities.
but . .
She continues, "Must we independent coeds
continue to' waste away from lack of food and
well cooked food at that." (That University wo-
men are or have any prospect of being independ-
ent is an obvious fallacy but so it stands.)
The kernel of this girl's complaint is ob-
viously that the war is not sufficient reason to
be served inedible food. There are a lot of us
who've been considering this and allied prob-
lems for a long time. What will be the reac-
tion, we've wondered, to such slogans as "It
isn't the war anymore."
We've been asking ourselves for instance, if
our appetites are ever going to get back to nor-
mal satisfactorily when it isn't patriotic any
more to eat macaroni and potatoes at the same
meal.
Having made bread sandwiches a standard
item of diet in the absence of meat (i.e., two
slices of bread with another slice in the middle)
we have long worried over the possibility that
serious nation wide digestive difficulties might
not arise when the market is again flooded
with baloney.
The waitress problem presents itself as even
more difficult of solution. What will meekened
America do when all human virtues seem no
longer to be embodied in the appeal with a smile
to the waitress or when it's considered manly
again to report the girl who spilled cream on
your lap to management or better still when the
management will give a damn.
We remind The Daily's correspondent that
there are other problems which might well arise
from conversion to peace time plenty. For
instance what when nylon stockings are made
available again. Will the nation's women revert
to odious and dependent feminism?
FEELING that this is a very real problem and
its solution may very well influence our post-
war adjustment to a world at peace and since
we ourselves cannot exactly remember a time
when there was no war and since it seems dif-
ficult for us to imagine now that any of these
Utopian principles may actually be put into ef-
fect, we called upon some friends of ours whose
attributive judgments may throw light on the
situation.

Mr. J. 11'. Spitwell is a restaurant owner and
has only lately been received in Ann Arbor
society. He suggests that Roosevelt be pre-
vailed upon to overlook the necessity for de-
claring the country no longer in a state of
emergency.
Miss Suzanne F. Shipshier, a local seamstress,
seemed to believe that peacetime conversion
could be made simple by gradually increasing
edibles after the fashion of well known liquor
cures.
A philosopliy professor suggests that a na-
tion-wide nature cult might possibly be set up
in order to encourage the original Frontier's-
man virtues.
Someone, for no apparent reason, suggests we
murder Henry Ford. So it goes. Will we make
the adjustment? One answer is as good as an-
other.

NEW YORK, Jan. 7.

from one correspondent that the peo-
ple of liberated Italy are lethargic.
They are selling gimcracks to the
troops, and showing little interest in
anything else: business as usual, even
if there is a hole in the roof.
Well, maybe the spirit of expedi-
ency is catching. If we can make
Victor Emmanuel and Badoglio our
partners. which, in Italian political
terms. is a form of business as usual,
the people of Italy, observing us, may
also decide that business is business.
that a deal is a deal, and that the
best thing they can do is to knock
off an honest dollar here and there.
We Are Against Ecstasy
We have set our faces against ec-
stasy. Ecstasy is against the law in
Southern Italy. No more than five
ecstatic people are allowed to gather
in one place, to argue for a better
Italian government and a hotter war.r
So it is not only by example., but
actually by command, that we have
established the mood of placidity and
non-excitement for free Italy.
It is argued that this is the only
safe manner in which we can proceed.
We need order. Badoglio and Victor
Emmanuel stand for order. But if
we glance across the narrow Adriatic
to Yugoslavia., we won't see much
order, but we will see 250,000 Parti-
sans, who are horsing the Nazis, but
good.
The Partisans are plenty ecstatic,
and a quarter of a million of them
have gathered out of nowhere,
whereas we won't permit a gather-
ing of more than five Italians.
'I will admit that one big massj
meeting was permitted in Naples,
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Sh 's head over heels in love! She's quit drinking, she's quit
tobacco. she's quit swearing-all for his sake!"

mass meeting. one paragraph. The
general order against other meetings;
still stands.)
They Were Not Always Lethargie
I don't know why We have so easily!
and casually accepted the principle
that order is what we most need in
liberating a country. Very few cru-'
sades in tie history of man have been
won by order. Thestrange thing is
that these same Italian people, who
are now a(pitiused of lethargy. were
once as unlethargic as could be, in
Naples itself. That was just before
we arrived. The population there
played a grea? part in ejecting the
Nazis, and even boys of 13 and 14
made heroic records for themselves

because we don't let more than five
Italians congregate anywhere, and
40,000 would clearly be a violation
of our lure.
The Book We Never Opened
Mr. Churchill has stood out against
popular movements in the past, on
tie ground that we cannot tolerate
disorder; it would slow us up. Yet
see how the Nazis are dying of dis-
orcie in Yugoslavia. As to what the
Italian stony might ihave been if we
iad not spent time negotiating with
the King and Badoglio for the sake of
6rder, if we had given the Italian
people their heads, and had accepted
their Six Parties, and had let their
enthusiastic members fight with our
troops, like the Partisans, we shall
never know.
For that is a book we have never
opened. We are proceeding in the
cold spirit or order, slogging for-
ward, mile by mile, in the hard
mechanical way, pausing only to
nail proclamations against ecstasy
to every telegraph pole.
(Copyriglht, 1944. N.Y. Post Syndicate)

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manuel. But that was 'only once. I
think it was thrown in just to make
it harder, and to force commentators
to write clumsy sentences, explaining
that while most gatherings are ban-1
ned, there was one free meeting, etc.
Let this paragraph stand as a sign'
that I know about that meeting. One
[o/eo io /iloP
Letters to the Editor must be type-
written, double-spaced, on one side of
the paper only and signed with the
name and address-of the writer. Re-
quests for anonymous publications will
hmt

If there is lethargy in Italy or
order: call it whlat you will) it seems.
curiouslL enough, to arrive with us.,
A party of 4.4)000 disorderly Italian
gueirilas is operating up North, where
we are not. and making lots of
trouble for the Nazis. But if we were
there, they would not be operating,

DA I LY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

FRJOAY, JAN. 7, 1944
VOL. LIV No. 47
All notices for the Daily Official hul-
letin are to be sent to the Office of the
President in typewritten form by 3:30
p.m. of the day precveding its publica--
Lion, except on Saturday when the no-
tices should be submitted by 11:30 a.m.

of the University should be reported
to the school or college in which they
are registered.
Additional cards may be had at 108
Mason Hall or at 1220 Angell Hall.
L. A. Walter

be mJb. Bacteriology Seminar will meet
Food Atain . today at 5:00 p.m. in Rm. 1564 East
Notices Medical Building. Subject: "Atypical
JHOEVER Disgruntled may be, I Faculty Tea: President and Mrs. Pneumonia." All interested are in-
have come to the conclusion that'vited
Ruthven will be at home to members
sihe (a) has a terrifically weak stom- of tile faculty and othler townspeople
her ta Biological Chemistry Seminar will
acl or sb) had, up to the start of on Sunday, Jan. 9, from 4 to 6
college career, eaten only what )&so'clockCalrs may park in the re-meet today at 4:00 p.m., in Rm. 319
0 West Medical Building. "Biochemis-
scientifically and carefully prepared stricted zone on South University
try of Lipoidoses" will be discussed.
by the best chefs of the country. If between 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. All interested are invited.
Disgruntled had cited a specific case

KEEPS QUIET:
Dewvey Still Betting on
Deadlocked Convention
STILL SILENT on national and international
issues, Governor Thomas E. Dewey is main-
taining his policy of making no attempt to ac-
tively gain the Republican presidential nomin-
ationwaitingIon'r an anticipated deadlocked con-
vention to hand it to him on a silver platter.
Meanwhile the Governor, in order to enhance
his popularity, continues to make his admin-
istration one of the most efficient and wide-
awake in the history of the state. His pro-
posal yesterday, in opening the state legisla-
ture. to freeze New York's 150 million dollar
surplus as a fund to create post-war employ-
ment opportunities is a fine example of good
government and also, it might be added, smart
politics.
If Dewey's courage to make a progressive stand
on major national and international political
issues were equal to his courage in destroying
political machines, we would have in him a man
worthy, in every sense of the word of being
President of the United States, At present,
however, there can be seen only a man whose
aim is to follow that old saying: "It's better to
keep quiet and let people think you're a fool.
than to open up your mouth and let them know
what a fool you are."
-Monroe Fink

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where she was forced to leave the
table with little more in her stomach
than when she sat down, I might
be inclined to give her a cluck of
sympathy. But since she wites only
in generalities, I am more inclined
to think her just another person who
wants her gripe spread a little furth-
er than the next fellow's.
The food served in the dorms
may not be as pleasing as the food
we get in our own homes, but that
is true of any food prepared in
large quantities for large numbers
of people. It may be possible that
the meals are not perfectly bal-
anced tnot being a dietician, I
wouldn't know), but no one is go-
ing to get into a crucially weakened
condition because the dorm tables
consistently lack some necessary
vitamin or protein. I have yet to
go hungry at the University of
Michigan because the food served
was so poorly prepared I could not
stomach it. But then food has to
be pretty foul, in my estimation, to
be termed "slop."
If Disgruntled's personal likes andl
dislikes in food have so weakened
hen'that she is suffering from flu and
i about to flunk out, it certainly is
a shame, and it is also quite obvious
that she has not yet learned that the
world and its inhabitants do not
function exclusively for her.
f -Joan Fiske

To the Membeiirs of the Ukniversityf
Council: There will be a meeting of Events Toda
the University Council on Monday,
Jan. 10. at 4:15 p.m. in the Rackham All Civilian Students playing at the
Amphitheatre. The agenda will in- Northwestern - Michigan basketball
clude: Report of the Counselor toNrn
Foreign Students: Report of the game tonight will wear the Univer-
Committee on Cooperation with Ed- sity Band uniform. Report at Yost
ucational Institutions; Election of a Field House at 7:15 p.m.
Senate member to the Board of Dir-
ectors of the Michigan Union, Mem- The Congregational-Disciples Guild
bers of the University Senate are will hold a Friday-Nite Frolic at the
invited.
Congregational Church tonight, 8:00-
Louis A. Hopkins, Secretary
I 11:00. Games, dancing, and refresh-
Applications in support of irsearch
projects: To give Research Commit- vited.
tees and the Executive Board ade-
quate time to study all proposals, it Wesley Foundation: Bible Class
qwith Dr. Brashares tonight at 7:30 in
is requested that faculty members Rm. 112 in the.Methodist Church.
having projects needing support dur-
ing 1943-1944 file their proposals in The Hillel Foundation will hold its
the Office of the Graduate School by Friday evening services at 7:30 to-
Friday. Feb. 18. Those wishing to night in order to permit those who
wis t aten D. ranisMaMa-
renew previous requests whether now wish to attend Dr. Francis Mae.a-
receiving support or not should so
indicate. Application forms will be Interviewing for Orientation ad-
mailed or can be obtained at Secre- visers for the Spring, Summer and
tary's Office, Rm. 1006 Rackham Fall Terms will be held today from
3 to 5 and Saturday from 9 to 12 in
Building. Telephone 372. the Undergraduate Office at the
C. S. Yoakum League. Sign up for time of inter-
view on the sheet posted on the bul-
zA sfYf.ff 'fd-bletin in the outer office. a

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Faculty, 'ollge of Literature. Sci-
ence, and the Arts: Mid-seester re-
ports are due not laten' than Satur-
day, Jan. 8.
Report cards are being distributed

Attention, Freshman Women: In-
ten'viewing for the '47 Corps will be
held today from 3 to 5 and Saturday
from 9 to 12 in tine Undergraduate
Office at the League. Positions open
!are eneral clhiiman. assistant

BARNABY

By Crockett Johnson

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