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',F I I L M I (", I 1"'I fff' AN 11 Al I.Y'

SATVRDAY, FEn. V!. 1944


rS A .I - .. _.Y .R I - '- 1 iii

Fifty-Fourth Yedr

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Mar ion Ford
Jane Farrant
Claire Sherman
Mai1rjorie Borradaile
Eric Zalenski
Bud Low.
Harvey Frank.
Mary Anne Olson
Marjorie Rosmarin
Hilda, Slautterback
Doris Kuentz.
Molly Anan Wiiiokuj
Eliz<abeth Carpenter
Martha Opsion

*. . Managing Editor
* . , .Editorial Director
City Editor
Associate Editor
Sports Editor
* . Associate Sports Editor
* . Associate Sports Editor
* . . .Women's Editor
Ass't Women's Editor
* . . . Columnist
Bu Ms St iaff
zr* Business Manager
r Ass't Bus. Manager
y Ass't Bus. Manager

T el ephlone 2-24-1
Edi/orials published i The Michigan Daily
are wvri//en/i by nienbers of The Daily staff
and represent the itles of the writers only.
Intern m iwnr awnm.Is Set
As 1944 Election Issue
RAN1X WALKER. national chairman of the
Democratic party, apparently sees eye-to -eye
with the President on the main issue for the
1944 election.
No, the Democrats are not discussing social
reforms, nor are they particularly concerned
about reorganization in the government They
are figuring, and rightly so, that the issue of
winning the war and planning' a permanent
peace will be the chief interest of the American
1jeople in November, 1944.
As Walker expressed it yesterday, "Thle Demo-
cratic party. is going to stand or fall on the job
we do of winning the woar and planning the
peace." And while he maintained that he did
not know wheher Roosevelt would seek :a fourth
terma, he dlid say whoever is chosen President
ought to have tue support of Congress for an
international program.
[T SHOULD BE apparent that the striking
similarity between Walker's announcement,
and the President's eulogy on t he New Deal
death Dec. 28 is no mere accident. Indeed, na-
tional observers will be more convinced than ever
that Roosevelt intends to run for a fourth term.
For what other conclusion wtill be maode, consid-
ering the fact that both tie chairman of the
Party and the chief possibility for the nomina-
tion choose identical issues for the fall election?
The GOP has been consistently criticized for
its failure to take a definite stand on the issue
of a host-wa foreign policy. Noted for its
traditional isolationism. the Republican party
certainly hasn't been turning over a new leaf-
even during the war. One of its potential can-
didates-'fhonuts Dewey, is famous for seldom
making public his views on national and inter -
national issues.ft'(ndell Wili ie, on the other
hand, has certainly formnulated a positive pro-
gIra, but unfortuately he is not accepted by'
Republican big-wigs
Then, of course, the GOP has the good Col.
Robert McCormick to fal back on since hie has
already announced I- intention to run for the
Republican nomination. If all the Republicans
have to choose from are the politics of McCor-
mick and Dewey, then perhaps the 144 election
i8 aready decided.
y -Virginia Rock
PacardWon en Retad
Prodwtioii r Toi ake-L p'
j/OMAN'S VATYV is justi i eeen when it
retards rar production, U\it s truled yester-
day by the Regional War Labor Board when they
upheld the practice of women, employed by the
Packard Motor Coni)pan> , of quitting work five
minutes earlier tan their -male c-o-workers.
It was not stated why women had been al-
lowed to ring out five minutes earlier than
men, both at lunch-time and quitting time,
but the reason is pretty obvious.

______ M R YGo- OUAN D
WASINGTON, Jan. 8.- -Though not ready to
make a public announcement. WP's Steel Di-
vision is worried about surplus production of
steel, is actually urging relaxation of restrictions
so that more steel may be consumed for civilian
This is probably the most impotant produc-
tion development of the war. It has not been
so many months since every school child in
America was collecting scrap iron, while the
best collectors won trips to ship launchings to
see where the steel was going.
Those were days of desperate shortages. Be-
fore the scrap drives got going, many furnaces
closed down for lack of materials. Today, fur-
naces are threatened with closing for exactly
the opposite reason--they are producing more
steel than is "required for war needs.
In the big Social Security Building in Wash-
ington, where WPB is housed, a meeting was
held the other day in which a representative
of the Steel Division frankly told other offi-
cials that control should be relaxed on practi-
(ally all steel products.
"We are producing steel. faster than we are
making up our minds what to do with it," said
the official, "and it would be unfortunate if
any of our steel-making capacity should stand
idle until the necessary changes can be made.
He pointed out that it will take sixty to
ninety days for all the officials and agencies
involved to make the decision for diversion of
steel to civilian use. Meantime, the mills keep
rolling and the steel piles up. The alternative
is for the mills to shut dlown and throw men
out of work. As a result, WPH has definitely
taken up possible relaxation of restrictions on
civilian construction.
Note: This surplus steel production is one
reason for the recent steel strike. Most people
are unaware of what steel workers see all too
clearly-that the beginning of the end of war-
boom production has arrived, and lay-offs may
be just around the corner.
Copyright, 1944 United Peatures Syndicate)
WETHINK that, letters are the best seasoning
for -a duill dlay and here we quote yoi pieces
of one such.
Mfarch, 1933i
United States of America
"Dear Sir:
I do not know your name or how you came
into possession of my house. I only know that
two years ago the police of the Third Reich
sei7zed all my property, personal and real, and
handed it over to the stock company formed
by the Reich for the confiscation of properties
of political adversaries (chairman of the
board: Minister Goerin. I learned this
through a letter from the mortgagees. They
explained to me that under the laws of the
Third Reich confiscation of property belonging
to political opponents concern themselves only
with credit balances. . .. One thing is certain
-you, Herr X, are occupying my house and
I, in the opinion of German judges, must pay
the costs.
How do you like my house, Herr ? Do
you find it pleasant to live in? id tthe sil-
ver-grey carpets in the upper rooms come to
grief while the S.A. men were looting? My
housemian sought safety in these upper
r'ooms, as 1, being in America at the time,

the gentlemen seemed to determine to take
it out on him. Those carpets are very deli-
cate, and red is a strong color, hard to eradi-
I wonder to what use you have put the two
rooms which formerly contained my library?
I have been told, Herr X, that books are not
very popular in the Reich in which you live.
and whoever shows interest in thema is likely
to get into difficulties. I. for instance, read,
your Fuehrer's book and guilelessly remarked
that his 140,000 words were 140,000 offenses
against the spirit of the German language.
The result of this remark is that you are now
living in my house. Sometimes I wonder to
what use bookcases can be put in the Third
Reich. In case you should decide to have them
out, be careful not to damage the wall...
~ OESN"T it soinetinies seemii odd to you that
you should be living in my house? Your
Furhrer is not generally considered a friend of
Jwshliterature. Isn't it. therefore. a stouindi-
ing thati he shotuld have such a strong predelic -
tion for tile Old Testament? I myself have
heard hin quote with much fervor. 'An eye for
an ere, a tooth for a tooth' t'by which hie may
have meant. 'A confiscation of property for !it-
erat v criticism'). And now, through you, he has
fulfilled a pr'ophecy of the Old Testament--the

NEW YORK, Jan. 8. -ln Re Marshall: Gen-
eral Mar shall had every right to be bitter at the
very thought and suggrestion of a railroad strike.
You cannot makv a mani his countrys chief of
Staff for the hardest military 01praion in his-
tory, and thent expect hirn t t take the threat of a
railroad strike calmly. If he took it calmly, hie
would not be fit to be in charge of that opera-
It is precisely tGeneral Marshall's sense of
complete personal invovemnt in the coming
campaign, a quality which the Russians would
call "seriousness," which demonstrates his ft
fi-ness for the job. The coing offensive is the
most important ting in the world to himt;
everything else does not come to the value of
ja pair of pin,'.
Thiat is the viewit he must lake of his ,lob. if hie
is to do it well: if he is to brush aside the
thousand-and-onie obstacles of which we an
know nothing, as well as the mtoreC obvious ones
which we can see.
To attack him. theref ore, fot'pipm ting the of-
fensive fir'st in heis thoughts, is ntot to be liberal.
but merely liberalistic. It is to spout Monday's
slogans on Wednesday. If a liberal :has anything
ito contribute to his fellows, it is a deeper and
more rofotud sense of the moment than they
may have. When a liberal loses his sense of the
moment. and retteatis into his mechanical and
familial' mottoes, lie becomes merely a piece of
machinery, a kind of political gramophone. and
ceases to be an actor on the great stage. He
ceases. in fact. to be "serious."
The nanves which general Mlarshall applied
to rail and steel labor, while harsh, are no worse
than the names which many liberal and labor
leaders have a nplicd to John L. Lewis for the
same reasona, strikes during war-time. These
liberal and labor leader's have, of course. a
feeling that John L Lewis las little sympathy
jfor the war, wxhle they know that our rail and
steel leaders have great sympathy for the war.
Bt; is this. difi'erence. whlich is concealed in
the backs of men's a- a "srious" difference.
at a moment wiwen the o iost ion is whether wve
can invade Etrope or riot?
There is no doubt that those who are anti-
labor-movement, anyway. aid who would draw
an anti-labor moral even from the flu epidemic,
if they could, have gone on a rooting tooting
spree becatuse of the Marshall incident.
C'aptain Rickenbacker has already nomin-
ated Mliarshall for President, which seems ex-
treme. A number of' other commentators are
trying' to translate this threatened break in our
unity, which was averted, into itnmajor schism
Ibetween "labtor" on the one hand, and "sol-
diers" on the other.
A certain comnplicated game is going on. The
adminisrat ion's efforts to keep wages down are,
in gener'al.strongly supported: at kind of re-
ligion is macic in Congr'ess, of the "Little Steel"
formula. But whien the question is that of keep-
ing prices down, of limiting incomes, of inceas-
ing taxes. of renegotiation and recapture of
excess war pmofits, a moral atmosphere of soft-
ness and accommodation replaces the Spartan
trends shown on wages.
11011 TO 1.08E WILE' WINNING
This is, intentionally oar not. a game of provo-
cations. Congress does not seem to mind this
game of pr'ovocations; when it saw these trends
provoking a rail .strike, it did not stay in em-
* ergency session; it went home, cheerfully enough.
for thre holidays. labor' should have been astute
Eenough to see, what some of its opponents saw,
that fot' labor to yvield to pt'ovocationis is the :road,
not to victory. but. to defat. The strike simply
has to be laid aside this yeai; it does not exi,st,
as a reality, iin 1944. Wherever economic injus-
tice has to be rectified, it must be done in the
political field.
I And in the political field it is impossible for
a just claimtant to win a few cents, but lose the

battle, which by a miracle labor' has Just accom-
plished for it self by -failing to note the time of
Copyright, (1944. Newx York Post Syndicate)
saying. 'Thiou shalt dwell in horses thou halt
not builded.'
With many good wishes for our house.
Lion Feuehtwanger
P.S. O11 the other hand. perhaps you think
my statement that your Fuhrer writes bad
German is justified by the fact that you are
now living in my house?"
The RAFL and AAF may have bombed out of
existence the house Herr X has been living in
1hese ten years. But, whether or no. we hope
that Mr. Feuchtwanger will return to live ther'e
again aftlet' the Russians have reached Berlin
from the east. and the Americans and English
jfm'om the west. We're quite sure he is more cap-
able of rebuilding his house than are the mem-
bers of the Alied Military Government, who con-
sistently seem to feam' democracy as much as they
fear fascis m. At any rate. he can help them out.
Iand so- can the mote than 200.000 refugees to
the UnitedStates from Hitler's 140.000 words
and acts of bad German. If they return to their
homeland, and, unimpeded by "friendly advice"
from outsiders. r'ebuildithteitr country.

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SATURDAY, JAN. 8, 1944l
VOL. LIVf No. 48
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Faculty 'lea: President and Mrs-~
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of the faculty and othe' towspeope
on Sunday, Jan. 9. from 4 to6
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To the 'Members of then 'nversity
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Jan. 10 at 4:15 pa. in the Rackham
Amphitheatre. The agenda will in
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February Graduates in Egieer-
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Supervisor of Employment, of AlLsor
Division. General Mo tos Corpora
tion, Indianapolis. Ind, xii itr-
view February graduates. Tuesday
Jan. 11, in Rm. 214 West Engineeing
Bldg. Interview schedule may be
signed on the bulletin board a, Rt.
221 West Engineering Bldg.
February graduates in Engineering~
and Chemistry: General Motors Co-
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i ,lew Feb r uarty Engineering an.
Chemistry graduates for positions in
various divisions of that organiza-
tion, Tuesday. Jan. 11, in rn. 24i
West Engineering Bld. Inweri w
schedule is posted on the bulletin


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taI"(' i'_ tig~inue m" i ' stdent
ap a~ulit'n- i Felrt try : Mr. W. B.
T I. e+ lvlanufaxt ii mg lE'no a er o1
,51 r IElec t'c 'otpany. Haw-
r~t ''(yw ui '; Alelaical Enie=r-
tiiA 1tt .. t " ,L i V.m. 21t8 We t E )n i-
sic r in l Rn , ' bi cday Jan. 1, 94
Tt edv' : ' 'hedthle is posted ott the
Il 'y Iin board act Rn. 221 W'est En.~
y l~p ',od ni o('ein ers. The RaUi-
"'.: 1 Iulmnic al Society tivill present
wo i()'h ( l5 5il l iAuitoritim in
e autai'y is fllows,: Artur Rubin-
I it>n, o 'ishiplat'istu.will be heard
17 tl sdc>io% Jan.18. t 8:30 in a pto-
}Arai1: tif certpoiioiis -by Beet hoven.
n 17'r ;.zt8 cllunifn-nui, Chopin, Shosta-
.eEidii' i1lnP2 i}. i<,rI> L i V r( ir'c., IWettIopolitalt
.t! -' 1 erera, ;o>moxiil be heatd inire-
V cii:-a1Snuil aftn-.i'0oon at 3 o 'lock,
Jan &e.5C.
- n n :'o~ iont he f-i ads Stringy; ua r-
e . an' eii d1± 1, )1 in: Muhael Kutt-
'l:n %. xO hi': Jnlius Shaier. viola: and
li 'itr J Eci. x iolon('el 10' ii give
x Prec t o oga is : n the Fourth An-
ntnal Chui'obea 'V Muic :Fstival in the
11t [.rc ure I-all (A the Rackham Build-
ton°; s' follows:
y '-Fiday,'Jan. 21. 8:30 p.m.: Quartet
rf ill EP-fKa mjot', Haydnt: Quartet in
f"l Ra ve ~ l; catlet in D minor, Schu-
I Pa turdla x,,Jan. >2 :30 p.m. : Seven
o iCthor,' Pto ilade-sBach: Quartet in
e "' n ltr" 1 I3-w evn; First Stting
-tt<,e Le. n 1'd';(llta
a Satrda'. *Jan, 22, 8:311 p~m: Quar-
- * illi F ninsJot'. 'Shttrann; Quartet
-No. , Darmod Morris: Choral and
e 7,tl(u '. ahias: Italian Serenade.
('harles A. Slink, President
- s The, C aduafe Outing u b wilt
t e are PPcd' gat 2 :%0 pan. at the Club
S curers in thle Rackham Building
- entramtwo Huron St. west cornet' for
ti a hike o01'indoor' games.
Y All graduate and proessiontal stu-
n encm (] nd ltmni are cordially in-
c he 1,'t'tmmn hit,r Student uild
- 'xill held a skating paty tis eve-
Sninr . UMe~t }.thtie church at 8:30 p.m.
There will be an infrmnal gathering
"ae' rs it the chti"cli.
S t'he Rogi' r fithaun Guild will hIto
"i ' workJPart>'' tonighit at 8:30 in the
t Tuild HFouse on Flast Huron St. Pla,
* ,:e Ot ia tmadc to hrn a basement
0 119 nI LO " iiu'reatioll 10013. Wa
suili4t' an- n ant Ile GCuild xii
haea il- s poMial gu test Dr,'.Newt or:
! c' Y 'c'sse-n: of the Baptist
Natitonal Bo,,rn:h of Education, at the
1,e eksly m"ectiant at 510 p.m.:
:nesk'i < 'oi daT on: The group 1v11
i41EWC ey Longetonight
1 '.741 o :o'a# Ho.tll'rSkaing Party at.
~ti,i~t s of thie'uriveisily. as uell a-
,irx f' ' e;in' rei ed. are invited to
i vion recj'utl. to be pla yed in thed
fnt ero.t ion ! C rs' ci' lounge on Su-

Letter's to the E'ditor "cast be tyye-
writ ten, double-spaced, on one side of
tie paper only and signed with the
"nme and .tddre>s, of t he writer. Ret-
(nests for (anonymous, pobliationts will
be miet.
M aturiv .eeded .$,
L.IVE int a lert tl loo. I ueatI (1011
LOOd 0 to eln-esasa they. Some-
timeis food ts .served iwhichi I don1't
like. This is oaturt,sincsae there are
s0 trity gS iI'l"s. n;.il pers;onal likes and
di slikes cannot be cosidred. How-
evern. I find that asa general rule.
tile 1(10(1is 11011iing, it is well-
C'ooked as ally1f(1oottoke'd in lare
dltaltities. uaid the meals ate petty
wxell b alainced,
Na tnt aally. xxecdoniti;et as much
rro It a , xwe used to get, Point a-
doIling fmakesItlis, impossible. Iot
is buittrcm p'enifl o. But''Disruntled
Coed'' obviouslv caninot blame such
dlilficult ies on theliehticians.
I believe that '"Disgi'untled Coed"
has allowed emotion to "run away
Swith her." She has not tooked a'
the situation fairly amnd has in-
excusably distorted it. Shte refers
to fthe dietician~s in such a manner,
Ithat site seems almost to be group-
ing there with Nazi saboteurs!
Besides this, she acts as if inde-
pendttltw xomen itl dorms (I wonder
thlat she( didn't capitlze the ternm)
arte a group with a special problem
whtich nio onet. else has to face. Wam'
planning of meals is no doubt diffi-
cult tot' sororit ies league houses,
.nd almost eery rther' oganizat ion.
Wve cnoeds 11eed to adopt a spirit
of topla'ra ttownxarl'(necessa'y warl
incu.onveniences, We should act like
muatutre women rather than adoles-
retnts. -Coed
SLIGHTl'ex,,.Tet tinouWld lbe
o, utting tmidly xwhat the '"dis-
tarunt led" Miss Asterbilt had to say
;about the domlot~ otd. 1 say it's a lie!
Il the first place, wxhetreai'e the spe-
cifti' examples that literally any cl-
lege ''pro f' teachting; at cotrse ilcon-
posit lin votuld insst on? Would it
Lie that the xvitet cannot remember
vhat she learned itt freshman comp?
Smnce there wer'e no examples, .I'll
sipply one.
One of ou' luineeons consisted of:
dessert;, lettuce salad, lima beans, po-
tatoes.,nmilk, and broad. How many
cif the complainers at that meal
knew that beans rc, a proten, not
t starch? I d'are say that "I isgrtittl-
"ci" didn't. Onec of the dor'm' nurses
decided to prove to herself that what
onme- of t he girls sald x ;ill in the
lining room xas not true, so for a
week she kept tract of what we were
being fed. Site found that each day
the food ii~id a requred amount of'
vrotcin, starcht carbohydrate, min-
eral, and vitaminssI1 she ate the
entitre meal. Tihe only reason for out'
having an unbalanced diet would be
out' reftusingtog( eat vegetables or
drink milk.
Another thing: how many of us
who have hadt flu or atre flunking out
':an truthfully say that we have eaten
the foods offetred us to keep us
healthy? How manty of us caught
colds, flutar sore throats because we
didt not dress wxarmnly 01'keel) ot' feet
Jry? _-Ehlzabeth Rychener
'Term in a wxomen's 00o-operative
house, muest be present ot' Inter-
views Monday, Jian. 10. at 7.00 p.m.
at the Muriel L.ester Co-op, 1102
Oakland. Call 21~28 fot' further

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