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I~hLIINAVJAN. 20O, 1944

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l* Mid1gan Bail
Fifty-Fourth Year

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Editorial Stafff

Marion Ford .
Jame Farrant .
Claire Sherman
Marjore Borradalle
Eric Zalenski. .
Bud Low .
Harvey Frank .
Mary Anne Olson.
Marjorie Rosnarin
Hilda lautterback
Doris Kuentz . .

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. Editorial Director
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Associate Editor
. . . . Sports Editor
. Associate Sports Editor
. Associate Sports Editor
.* . . Women's Editor
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. . . . Columnist

Business Staff

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Telephone 23-24-1
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are writen by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
Soldier Vote Ballot Tests
Individual Democracy
Y CLIPPING out the ballot on the front page
of The Daily and sending it to your Congress-
man, demanding the immediate passage of the
Federal-Soldier-Vote Bill, you can prove that
you believe in the privileges set aside for the in-
dividual in a democrac.
This is not a matter to be passed over lightly,
A democracy can only endure if everyone is
willing to participate in its functions, and does
participate. It is true that everyone cannot vote
in Congress, but by letters, wires, and petitions
one can influence the passage of legislation.
We are supposedly fighting to preserve the
privileges of a democracy. One of the ways to
preserve these privileges is by using them.
Writing to your Congressmen right now, with-
out further delay, demanding the passage of a
bill to guarantee the right of all servicemen
to vote by federal baHot, would be one way of
showing that you, too, are fighting to preserve
democracy, even if you are not on the battle-
Now is the time to act, not when you get
around to it. Send it now, and prove to the boys
overseas that you are behind them and,are help-
ing to preserve thos ideals for which they are
fightig. -Agatha Miller
February Graduates
Should Join WA VES
THE WAVES are here on campus again in a re-
cruiting drive, setting up an office in the
League to dispense information to women who
might be interested in this service unit. Their
special aim is to contact women who will be
graduating in February,
As usual, this drive has had ample adver-
tisement around campus and most of the wo-
men have seen the details about the drive in
The Daily, in the League and various other
places. But precious few of them have thought
the war a matter of enough personal import-
ance to take time out to inquire about the
But it is a matter of personal i0portance
and responsibility in winning this war as anyonlA
else. The WAVES want them and the WAVE
need them. Evelyn Phillips
- C
National 5r rice Plan
Is No Political Measure
TIHE PE SIDENT' ircquel for a wtion al erv-
ice law often has bee criticized a smacking
of socalism.
However, lenratol Johnson (DIe1lnl, C(ol) , Tues
day termed it an attempt to 'Pr issianize" the
American peopie Ile asked, "Why must the
President listen to these military reactionaries
in the conduct of civilian affairs? . .. Have 'mil-
:.x,... o nn vv f. + dPY oamcnv" THe

German Leaders Must
Pay for Their Crimes
NOEL COWARD wrote a song called "Let's Not
Be Beastly to the Hn," and it is one of the
most popular songs in England today because
of the bitter sarcasm it contains.
An editorial appeared in The Daily recently
that said the same thing, but wasn't sarcastic.
It slammed those who propose war guilt trials
for German war prisoners, saying they would
be "fundamentally the most primitive kind of
revenge" and that it would be impossible to
try the cases of hundreds of thousands of pris-
Since when is it "degrading to our moral
standards" to punish criminals for crimes they
have committed against society? We do not feel
a moral sense of shame when we send a gangster
to the chair for murder. Why should we feel
differently about gangsters who operate against
the whole world and commit mass murders on
a national scale?
It is true that the whole German race could
not be brought to trial, but we should consider
the cases of their leaders, humble them to keep
them from becoming martyrs and, if found
guilty, punish them for what they have done.
There is a difference between "primitive re-
venge" and punishment. Revenge is futile. Pun-
ishment is common sense.
-Ray Dixon
ELL, we're moving again now. Our landlady
is going to Jackson and the guy who bought
the house says that lie's going to build it over
into five new modern apartments.
He says he's going to build five new bathrooms
and put in five new refrigerators. He's a big
guy and lie says that everybody's got to get out
by February first.
This is not the first time we've moved in
Ann Arbor., in fact, by this time we've gotten
to know the floor plan of almost every dirty,
cold water rooming house in town. We've
been camping around so long, that there are
boxes still tied up that we haven't opened since
we were a freshman.
People come to us as an authority on the
special psychology of Ann Arbor landladies.
But the house we're leaving now is different.
We've been saying for months that all we
need is a skylight to feel like Rossetti and
Burns Jones live just across the hall.
As the house stands. it's three floors and one
bathroom with a furnace underneath that was
put in when the house was built and never
quite yet has gotten around to heating the up-
stairs rooms.
Some fast talking salesiman back in '22 sold
the sorority that lived here then a shipment
of 41 swivel chairs. They're still here, two in
every room. You can get awfully attached to
a swivel chair,
We have a big front window that looks down
on South University. It has initials and dates
scratched on tle left hand of the glass going
back to J, C. 1893. And we have an overstuffed
chair with 17 separate cigarette holes which go
down through the stuffing.
Our landlady, in the six or seven mmouths
that we've lived here, has shown no sptiia
neurotic tendencies which as everyone knows
makes her stand out as a landlady of extra-
ordinary virtue,
APART from the bright blue varnished kitchen
wallpaper and an apple green linoleum car-
pet, the color scheme here has never bothered
us past endurance. We still remember the land-
lady we had the first half of our sophomore year
who was just coming into her lavender period.

She specialized in ordinary kitchen table desks
painted lavender with yellow bumps on their
The lhose that we're moving into next has
red iron bed, a red wooden desk, an orange
chair and a plum colored carpet, Something
gets into tese women.
Something also gets into the taxi drivers who
see in a trunk, a radio, and a typewriter the-
chance of a life-time to buy mama a fur coat,
What with having paid all we could manage
on a month's *nt in advance, we're still willing
to make a deal. It' I1Cree books for every ten
that le ovre'
To make this day a perfect one we got a letter
which came in al enveope on which was printed
"Lady Luck can never cross the path of the
man who provides no Vath t or her to cross.7"
The writer, a New LMexico real estate dealer,
otiers us, hat is racticalty guarantees us,
$1,000 for every 14 dollars which we put down
to lease a 40-acre tract of New Mexico oil land
-presmay the nath for lady luck.
Ic says Iic's givn ' 1 a ci,1ce to "get right
mn where , t I g; boy are rushing to gain a
foothold,"' and o make muatt ers more simple
b- has cise a:; :c on wurth $11. The hell
of the matter is that we're so gosh darn broke.

I'd Rather
NEW YORK, Jan. 20.-Chew betel nuts and
win the war. Cut the budget from 99 billions
to 75 billions and win the war. Less money for
war will win the war.
But higher food prices will also win the war.
More money for the farmer will win the war.,
Save more and win the war. Spend more and
win the war. Keep calm; this is your Congress-
man, screaming.
Have a nut? Cut out all non-essential ex-
penditures and win the war. This is no time
for social welfare frills; we must win the war
But, also, return 4 billion dollars in confiscated
excess profits and win the war. Why not? It's
only a billion more than we ever spent for work
relief in any one year at the bottom of the de-
pression. Want another nut?
More unity Wiill win the war. But a nationa
service act will not win the war; a nationa
service act is slavery. An anti-strike law wil
win the war; an anti-strike law is not slavery
it is unity. But always remember, never se
class against class. Have a nut, friend?
Look here, who says we need a national serv
ice act, anyway? Aren't we producing the goods
But what are we going to do about Madam
Perkins? She says we're producing the goods
when everybody knows we're not, on accoun
of strikes. We ar so. We are not, Well, maybt
it depends on what bill is up,
Want a nut? The thing about the Presiden
is, he's always electioneering. Look at his annua
message; see, electioneering; he wants to mak
everybody work harder and pay more taxes
Pretty smart. Down with electioneering! DowI
with taxes, too. Anyway, remember that thi
is an election year, and we must keep our head
clear and both feet in the air.
Have another nut. Yes, sir, that was a fourti
term message. He's only got both labor feder
ations against him as a result of it,
What we have to do is plan ahead, see. Big-
ger corporate reserves will-win the war. What's
that? Increase social security taxes at a time
like this? This is no time to pile up reserves.
Let's postpone it to when we can't do it. Want
a nut?
The thing is, the Treasury will never tell u
what it wants. It doesn't give us enough guid
ance. How are we to know what to do whe
the Treasury won't tell us? What? The Treas
ury wants 10 billions in new taxes? Say, w
don't have to listen to those fellows. We ca
hire our own tax experts.
Have a nut, friend? The thing is, lie doesn'
pay enough attention to the home front. Ani
another thing, he tries to control eveiyt hing oi
the home front with these darn bureaucra
That's why the production thing is so mixed u
TIhen he goes over to Europe, and plans a bit
land offensive, when everybody knows we'r
producing enough planes to win from the a
I hope I make myself clear, friend; the nuts ar
In that box.
Anyway the soldiers will take care of him
whun they get to vote, If we let them all vote,
he'l% control their votes, get it? So have a nut.
After all, the big thing is not to change thin
country while the soldiers are away. We wan
them to find it just the way they left it whet
they come back. If we can only repeal som
of these social welfare laws that were passed i
1935, that ought to do it.'These nuts mak
mighty good chewing, don't they?
(Copyright, 194, New York Post Syndae)
Veterans Must Have
More Than Uand-O~uts

TS WEEK the bill to provide discharge vas
for war veterans is tieing tossed around tb(
House of Representatives. Suddenly a lot of
Congressmen are trying to out-do each other
in raising the sum which is to be given to the
The bill which was approved by the iOuse
Military Committee sets the amount at $300,
but amendments are being'considered raising
it to $700 or possibly $500. Our Congressmen
are getting very generous in their plans for
mustering-out pay.
Few will deny that the veterans of this wai
will more than deserve any amount given [c
theni at the time of their discharge. No sum
however great, can repay the servicemen and
women for their sacrifices. But it is cuestion
able that arguing over a difference of a few
hundred dollars is the best thing our repre=
sentatives can do for the neople now in uniform
Discharge pay is but a token, it can only
tide the returning soldier over temporarily.
What the veterans really need and will appre-
ciate is a post-war opportunity to make a
decent living. And that means that the most
worthwhile thing for Congress to do is to in-
sure that chance by holding the cost of living
within reason and by pr'eventing labor's en-
emies from using the war as an excuse to
weaken' the uosition of the umons.
-Betty Ann iKoffman

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20.-If you
are thinking twice about how much
money you should invest in Govern-
ment bonds. consider the experience
of Governor Ernest Gruening of
Some time 'ago. Governor Gruen-
ing visited St. Lawrence Island, a
long, narrow strip of land in the
Bering Sea so near Siberia that you
can look across on a clear day and
see the coast of Asia. It is the most
northwestdrly area of the United
States populated by humans--- a ser-
ies of Eskimo villages.
Gruening, the first governor of
Alaska ever to visit the islamd,
wanted to elp p'repare them to
resist possible invasion from Ja-
pan. A group of governmenmt offi-
cials had been there before, and
asked the Eskimos to help throw
up earthen fortifications.
So they had helped, to a man and
including some women, in building
up the island's fortifications.
Governor Gruening, arriving lat-
er, distributed rifles not only for
resisting the taps but also for
hunting, and gave the natives a
series of talks every evening about
civilian defense and what the war
was all about. Finally, he ap-
proached the subject of war bonds.
"Those big planes you see in the
sky," he explained, "cost money.
Those rifles we have given you also
cost money. Uncle Sam pays for
.them with war bonds.'Every Ameri-
can citizen buys war bonds-usually
each citizen gives about one-tenth
of his salary."
Then he sugges ted that the tribe's
community fund had some money
on hand (a total of $15,000) and the
tribe might wish to buy war bonds
with part of it. The Eskimos held a
whispered conference. Finally, a
grizzled chief reported to Governor
"We buy 15,000."
"That's very generous of you,"
replied the Governor, "but that is
your entire fund. Perhaps you had
better reconsider and save some of
that money for an emergency in case
of sickness or lack of food."
Again there was a whispered con-
sultation. Again the chief came back
and reported:
"I talk to my people. They say,
'Uncle Sam been very good to us.
We give $15,000-and we shoot
,lap too."
That ended the matter.
(Copyright, 1944, N.Y. Post Syndicate)


By Lichty

"You post-war brides will be mighty lucky-"you'll have a
chance at a coUple million mc"i wlmoove traveled widely,
been trained ii tidiness, and ave a grat appetite for
home cooking!"

Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor must be type- in regard to the charge that it
written, double-spaced, on one side of was mismaaged, this was defi-
the 1a per only and s-igned with the ltY tt(I.cs 'ieflow
iiaiiieatid ddry not time case Thme fellows
nme and address of tiw wrile, 10-
quests for anzonzymzou hclations Hi over at the Uniomm are doing very
ue set. well, but they are lmwaia1 and can
only do so much. Instead of grip-
legg nterfered . inig so miuch, why don't, you get
over there and help them out?
DID IT EVER OCCUR to the four llurthermore, there is more to the
gentlemen who wrote the letter situation thaim mere apathy. The
printed in Wednesday's Daily that Social was eld from 2:30 to 5:30
there may have been other reasons -the same time as sorority pledg-
for the apathy towards the Union ing This would account for the
Sunday Social than those they lack of support. If the event were
wished to see? repeated without this competition,
In the first place the alfaiir was it wold be a success.
well advertised. The Hour of Fun The trouble with this campus is
and the G.I. Stomp were both adver- that there are entirely too many
tised in exactly the same manner people ready to gripe about every-
and they were both successes. There thing and never do anything about
was no mention made of the Social it. It's so easy to sit by and find
being only for servicemen and dates fault with the other fellow. I would
and anyone who gathered that from also like to see the Union repeat the
the caption: "Union members, ser- Social and T'm certain that they will
viceme, and dates" has a gret make a success of it this time.
imagination. -Jim Plate

i _ ,r





By Chic Young'

THURSDAY, JAN. 20, 1944
VOL. LIV No. 58
Al notices for the Daly Official Bul-
letin are to be sent to the Offle of the
President In typewritten form by 3:30
p.m. of the day preceding its publlca-
tion, except on Saturday when the no-
tices should be submitted by 11:30 a.m.



To the Members of the University
Senate:There will be a meeting of
the University Senate on Monday,
Jan.24. at 4'15pn.m.in the Rackham
Amphitheatre, for the consideration
of a revision, of the Regents' by-law
concerning dismissal, demotion, and
terminal appointments.
Louis A. Hopkins, Secretary
Seniors in Aeronautical and Me-
chanical Engineering and Physics: A
representative of the National Advis-
ory Committee for Aeronautics (gov-
erineilt agency) will be in Arn
Arbor on Thursday. Jan. 20, to inter-
view seniors for positions in the
NACA laboratories at Langley Field,
Va.; Cleveland, 0., and Moffett Field,
Calif. Interested men will please sign
the interview schedule posted on the
Aeronautical Engineering Bulletin
Board, near Rm. B-47 East Engi-
neering Building. Interviews will be
held in Rm. 3211 East Engineering
Seniors; College of L.S,-A, and
Schools of Education, Music and
Public Health: Tentative lists of
:seniors for March graduation have
been nosted on the bulletin board in
Rm. 4, university Hall. If your name
is misspelled or the degree expected
incorrect, please notify the Counter
Clerk. R. L. Williams
Cadidates for the Teacher's Cer-
tificate for Febl ary 1944: Please
call at the Office of the School of
Education, 1437 University Elemen-
tary School, today from 8-12 or 1:30
to 4:30 to take the Teacher's Oath.
This is a requirement for the certifi-
y Crockett Johnson

French Lecture:'Professor Charles
E. Koella. of the Romance Language
Department, will give the second of
the French Lectures sponsored by
the Cercle Franicais entitled: "Le
role de la Suisse dans un mnonde en
guerre" today at 8:00 pm. in theI
Assembly Room in the Rackham
Tickets for the series of lectures
may be procured from the Secretary
of the Department of Romance
Languages (Rm. 112, Romance Lang-
uage Building) or at the door at the
time of the lectures.
All servicemen are admitted free
of charge to all lectures.
Lecture: The Student1 Branch of
A . Ais swonsoririg a lecture (illus.
by representatives of Libby, Owens,
Pord Glass Co, on Friday, Jan. 21; at
3:30 pm. in the auditorium of the
School of Architecture and Design
"Glass in Construction in 194x," will
be discussed by Mr. H. Creston Don-
er, and "Glass--The Key to Post-
War Designing," by Mr. 0. F. Wenz-
ler. The public is invited.
Acatentic Notices
Physics, Courses 25 and 45: Extra
Examination, for those absent with
excuse on Jan. 12 or Jan. 13, will be
given today at 4:00 p.m.. in Rm. 202,
W'(et Physics Over Chanters 4. 5. 6

the 1'oth Strin- Quay-tc t consisting
of eil Roth, and Michael Kuttner,
viol n., eJhit r.; hI i ir, viola, and Oli-
ver 15:0, villoncelo, in three con-
certs on 1Iridyi and Saturday, Jan.
21 and 22w in the ain lecture hall of
th e Rachw Building. The pro-
graml' to be lcaid a"re as follows:
Friday, 8:30; Quartet in E-flat
major, llaydn; Quartet in F, Ravel,
Quartet in D minor, Schubert.
Saturdqy, 2:30: Seven Chorale
Preludes, Bach; Qu'artet in F major,
Beethoven; Three Pieces for Quar-
tet, Casella.
Saturday, 8:30; Quartet in F ma-
jo r, Schumann; Quartet No. 2, Har-
old Mo'ris; Chorale and Fugue,
IBrahmus; Italian Serenade, Wolff,
A limied niitmber of tickets are
still available for the entire serie; or
for inddua oncrts, and are on
sale at tha ofices of the Unversity
Musical Society in -hiton Memorial
Events Today
Varsity Glee Club rehearsal to-
night at 7:30 at the Union.
Tie Surgical Dressings Unit of the
Hillel Fomdation will meet today
frm 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Volunteers
will we washable blouse
Tea at Intermiatomial Cemiter is
served each week on Thursdays from
4:00 to 5:30 p.m. for foreign students,


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