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TUESDAY. ,3AW 25, 1944

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Fifty-Fourth Year


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Telephone 23-24-1
Editorials Published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
Goal Is Unconditional
Surrender for 'Polio'
JUST A FEW months ago our nation experi-
enced its worst epidemic of infantile paralysis
in 12 years. Only twice before in the recorded
hIstory of the disease were so many of ourr
people placed on the epidemic casuality list.
But America was prepared. And wherever the
epidemic laid siege, there too was launched a
counter-attack by the National Foundation for
Infantile Paralysis and its chapters.
Chapters In the affected sectors rushed im-
mediate aid to all victims. The National
Filundation borrowed physical therapy techni-
clans from non-epidemic areas, sent tons of
Wvpol for hot pack treatments, respirators, ap-
paratus of all kinds to the epidemic sectors.
At the same time, eminent scientists, working
ti4er Niational Foundation grants sought new
ciues which may lead to discovery of the cause,
prevention and cure of the disease.
But all this takes money, more money than
was ever expended in one year for this pur-
pose. If all, the 12,000 persons who were
striken with this disease this year had been
given a year's treatment the total cost would
be 216,000,000 dimes.
Fortunately this was not required, for the
dimes and dollars previously given by the Am-
erican people before lessened the toll by pro-
viding swift medical attention which spared
manly from crippling.
The local "March of Dimes" drive began yes-
terday. Each and every person in Ann Arbor
is being asked to give a dime a day to fight this
crippling disease during the week of the cam-
By making these dime contributions and by
purchasing this special "imc Daily" you will
be enabling the National Foundation, to con-
tinue its excellent work of helping heal those
who have contracted "polio" and of prevent-
ing others from being stricken with the disease.
Let's make it unconditional surrender for
"polio" by joining the "March of Dimes."
-Louise Comins
Army War Bond Sales
Furnish Good Example
T IS A significant fact that 22 per cent or
almost one-fourth of the total orders turned
in to the University office during the first week
of the Fourth War Loan Drive have come from
members of the Army units stationed here.
Ninety per cent of these men are already
buying War Bonds each month through pay
deductions ranging from $3.25 to $18.85, and
their investments in the Fourth War Loan
campaign represent a contribution over and
above their regular allotments. To most of
these servicemen buying extra bonds means
a real sacrifice.
A University officials commented aptly that
the soldiers seem to be determined "not only to
help fight the war but to pay for it as well."
They are in a position to realize better than

THE PERFORMANCE last night of Clarence
Day's "Life with Father" to a capacity crowd
was somewhat of a "letdown" to the expectant
audience, composed of both students and Ann
Arbor residents, who had been looking forward
to this humorous play of Howard Lindsay and
Russel Crouse.
heading the cast as Vinnie and Clarence
,Ay, unusual parents of four red-headed boys,
June Walker and Harry Bannister gave a
slightly melodramatic performance of two
clever roles. In trying to convince Father that
he must be baptized in order to become a true
Christian, the entire family is entangled in a
number of comical situations with the climax
coming at the moment of Mother's serious ill-
.Thinking that his wife is dying, Mr. Day pro-
mises to submit to the ordeal of baptism, never
realizing that he will actually have to go through
with it. But in the final scene, he gives in to
the will of the family and friends, and the cur-
tain goes down as Father marches off to the bap-
tismal ceremony.
If the actors were marionettes in the hands of
skillful manipulators, they certainly would have
portrayed their parts with closer attention to
their meaning. The blasphemous speeches, so
frequently uttered in a hoarse voice by Father,
carried a definite appeal to certain older mem-
bers of the audience who could perhaps appre-
ciate the social life of New Yorkers in the late
1880's. Such a well-written play, however, re-
quires an exact performance to satisfy the de-
mands of such a homogeneous audience.
With clever humor injected in almost every
other speech, the play was usually lively
enough. But the scenes were slightly drawn
out, so that the last few were more or less the
same as earlier ones.
Everyone, however, enjoyed the sudden ex-
clamation of young John Day, "Why, I'll be 21
years old!" when his father announced that the
money for the patent medicine he had sold to
townspeople would be taken out of his own al-
lowance in order to pay them back.
The Broadway success of "Life with Father"
was not repeated last night in Ann Arbor. How-
ever, the audience derived a certain pleasure
from the humorous expressions.
-Charlotte Bobrecker.
Showdown Immnnent
On Soldier Voe issue
THE MUCH-ABUSED soldier vote issue which
has been in and out of the Congressional
spotlight for several weeks is rapidly approach-
ing a showdow as both the Senate and House
prepare to begin debate on measures which will
insure members of the armed forces the fulfill-
ment of their voting privilege.
Although numerous leaders in Congress have
expressed private sentiments to the effect that
only a miracle will allow suitable legislation to
be passed in time to be effective before the
November elections, it looks as if the issue
will be decided one way or the other within
the next few days
The House is scheduled to begin debate today
on a Senate-approved measure which provides
that the, states revise their voting rules and reg-
ulations to permit soldiers to use the regular
federal ballot for absentee voting. This bill, if
passed; would in effect give the federal govern-
ment practically complete control over all voting
done by servicemen.
Meanwhile, the Senate Elections Committee
has approved a compromise measure, giving
the various states control over the necessary
qualifications for voters but allowing for the
use 'of the regulation election ballot. Thus,
the government would have charge of all
detals of distribution and collection of ballots.
This bill will undoubtedly gain greater prom-
inence should the present .legislation be de-
Good news for the hundreds of angry Univer-
sity students and Michigan residents who have
deluged their Congressmen with protests against
the present provisions for service balloting and

pleas for the passage of a federal soldier vote bill
came to day when it was announced that no
effort would be made to invoke the "gag rule"
which riight prevent the current House measure
from coming to a vote. It looks very much as if
the citizens of America have once more proven
the power of public opinion, although the victory
in this case has not yet been won, it seems
closer than at any previous time.
-Bill Mullendore
Slovaks Join Partisans
The Office of War Information reports that
6000 Slovaks escaped during the last six months
and joined the Yugoslav liberation forces. Many
have fled from the labor camps in Germany and
Austria during the disorders caused by the
bombing of German cities by Allied flyers. In-
formation concerning a separate Czechoslovak-
ian battalion fighting with the Yugoslav Parti-
sans, which was widely circulated in Central
Europe, proved to be of considerable aid in re-
cruiting. -Czechoslovak News Flash

I'd Rather
Be Right
NEW YORK-One of bhe real reasons why
the Russians may mistrust us a trifle, even now,
is that we have no real plans for the future of
Europe. We want to go home. We are in favor
of whatever will enable us to win quickly and
go home fast.
That is why we are able to get along better
with the Polish government-in-exile than the-
Russians are. The Polish government-in-exile
is merely our temporary companion on a brief
adventure; but the Russians have to think of
the same Polish government in terms of a
permanent neighbor, separated only by a party
fence. We are aching for the moment when we
can say: "Good-bye, Europe. Good-bye! May
all your chidren be democrats." But the Rus-
sians have to stay in the old neighborhood.
It is a commendable aim on our part to want
to go home speedily. Every G. I. echoes that
wish. He would be a strange fellow if he didn't.
But it makes us, in a sense, visitors. We are
awfully temporary in Europe.
That is why we are able to say, beaming,
and with a kind of stuffy heartiness, that we
are going to let nature take its course, politic-
ally, in each country on the Continent. We
are not going to interfere in the internal wars
between the stinkweeds and the violets. That
is very broad-minded of us. It is almost sweet.
But it is the attitude of the visitor, not of the
permanent resident, who is likely to have very
decided ideas on the subject of living among
stinkweeds. He is especially troubled when he
sees us being "fair" to the weeds, by reaching
out a hand to protect them whenever the violets,
as in France and Italy, show a tendency to
We call this being democratic, and impartial.
But it is the impartiality of Lady Bountiful, in-
specting the peasants' huts. She would look
under the beds with a more searching eye, and
measure the closets more carefully, if she were
examining a proposed habitation for herself.
No one is impartial about having half weeds
and half flowers in his own garden. It is only
in the other fellow's acre that such a state of
affairs appears to be true equity. So it is that
in France we help keep a Flandin and a Pey-
routon from being tried for treason, and in
Yugoslavia we give virtually equal recognition
to two movements, neither of which can live
with the other, and in Italy we try to strike
a careful balance between good and evil.
Our favorite color for Europe is a dull gray,
which we get by mixing everything together.
Then we daub this shade vigorously on every
house in town. Of course we wouldn't live there
if you gave us the place. We have beautiful
reasons for doing all this. But the reason of
reasons is that we don't intend to be there very
We are satisfied with a cursory glance at the
references of anybody who is willing to hold
the baby and let us catch the train.
So maybe it is our quality of being so relaxed
about it all that stirs the Russians to a bit of
distrust; maybe it is our very urbanity which
moves them to occasional dark thoughts. We
think the Polish government-in-exile is a good
old government-in-exile, fine, fine; and we
consider that Franco is making very satis-
factory progress toward liberalism. But Span-
iards are killing Russians on Russian soil.
The Polish border has been an open sore for
two decades. These problems will remain after
we the shining visitors, shall have gone home,
chuckling at how neatly we put that last point
about impartiality.
Maybe if we showed a disposition to make
more enemies in Europe, we would make more
friends, if you get what I mean, and firmer
ones; or, to put it another way, when you splash

that gray paint around too much, everything
begins to look sort of muddy.
(Copyrigb t, 1944, New York Post Syndicate)
Bolivian Question Puts
Secretary Hull on Spot
T HE MAELSTROM of international politics
has been added another factor to distort the
scene a little more-the new government in
Bolivia has decided to declare war on the Axis.
State Department, please note.
At the same time that Bolivia declared her
intentions, two other Latin Americana coun-
tries, Cuba and Uruguay, flatly stated they
would not recognize the coup.
Up to now the United Stages has taken the
lead in Pan-American affairs. The other Am-
erican republics have followed our lead,
Secretary Hull has indicated that we
wouldn't recognize the new government until
obvious fascist leanings were wiped out. A
declaration of war would seem to be the final
All of which leads us to ponder the State
Department's next move.
-Stan Wallace

(Continued from Page 3)
1936 to June 1941, inclusive, (num-
bered A15,064 to A31,624) will show
only the, amount of premiums cred-
ited to the contract during 1943.
They will carry a brief explanation
as to why the amount of accumula-
tion is not shown and will offer to
furnish this figure, on request in
urgent cases, as soon as can be done.
This year's statements for all other
contracts will be of the same form as
they have been in the past.
TIAA's tentative plan for next year
is to show the amount of the Dec. 31,
1944 accumulation in statements for
the 1936-41 group of contracts, but
not in statements for contracts issued
before 1936 (numbered Al to A15,063.
Statements for retirement annuity
contracts issued since July 1941
(numbered above A31,624) have here-
tofore shown the amount of fully-
paid deferred annuity purchased, ra-
ther than the amount of the acumu-
lation, and no change is contem-
Herbert G. Watkins,
Assistant Secretary
Conservation of Public Utilities:
It is urged that every member of the
University community, faculty, stu-
dents, clerks, and other employees,
constitute himself or herself a com-
mittee of one to contribute in every
reasonable way to the end that there
shall be no waste of electricity, wa-
ter, gas, oil, coal, or of communica-
tions or transportation service. This
notice is in behalf not only of the
University administration but of var-
ious United States Government au-
Parking Permits: Campus park-
ing permits are now ready for distri-
bution. Please apply at Information
Desk, Business Office. For the pur-
pose of expeditious identification by
those who must check cars on the
campus, please attach to front, not
rear license bracket.
Herbert G. Watkins,
Assistant Secretary
All students registered with the
Bureau of Appointments previous to
this semester who have not added
present elections to their records,
please come in as soon as possible
to do this.
Bureau of Appointmets,
201 Mason Rail
Registration Materials for Spring
Term: Colleges of L.S.&A. and Arch-
itecture; Schools of Education and
Music: Registration materials for
the spring term should be called for
now. Architect counselors will post
a notice when they are ready to
Robert L. Williams, Asst. Registrar
Application Forms for Fellowships
and Scholarships in the Graduate
School of the University for the year
1944-1945 may now be obtained from
the Office of the Graduate School.
All blanks must be returned to that
Office by Feb. 15 in order to receive
consideration. C. S. Yoakum
If you wish to finance the purchase
of a home, or if you have purchased
improved property on a land con-
tract and owe a balance of approxi-
mately 60 per cent of the value of the
property, the Investment Office, 100
South Wing of University Hall,
would be glad to discuss financing
through the medium of a first mort-
gage. Such financing may effect a
substantial saving in interest.
Civil Service Examination An-
nouncement (State of Michigan) for
Bridge Designing Engineer III with
entrance salary of $280 per month.

Applications must be turned in not
later than February 2. To see com-
plete announcement, comie to 201
Mason Hall.
Bureau of Appointments
Mr. Hill of Bausch & Lomb Opti-
cal Co. in Rochester, New York, will
be in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, Jan.
26. He is interested in interviewing
mechanical engineers, chemical engi-
neers, physicists and chemists.
Make appointments by calling Ext.
371 or come to the Bureau of Ap-
pointments, 201 Mason Hall.
French Lecture: Professor Rene
Talamon, of the Romance Language
Department, will give the third of
the French lectures sponsored by the
Cercle Francais on Thursday, Janu-
ary 27, at 8 p.m. in the Assembly
Room in the Rackham Building. The
title of his lecture is "Lecture Dram-
All servicemen are admitted free
of charge to all lectures.
Lecture: Leland Stowe, famous
war correspondent and author, will
be presented by the Oratorical Asso-
ciation on Tuesday evening, at 8:30

in Hill Auditorium. Mr. Stowe's sub-
ject will be "What I Saw in Russia."
Tickets may be purchased Monday
and Tuesday at the Auditorium box
office which will be open Monday
10-1, 2-5 and Tuesday 10-1, 2-5,
University Lecture: Miss Freya
Stark, author and traveller in the
Near East, will speak on "A Journey
into Yemen in 1940" (illus.) on Wed-
nesday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the
Rackham Amphitheatre. The lecture
will be under the auspices of the In-
stitute of Fine Arts. The public is
Spanish Lecture: The first lecture
of "La Sociedad Hispanica" will be
held on Wednesday, Jan. 26 in the
Assembly Hall of the Rackham Buil-
ding at 8 'p.m. The speaker: Sr.
Alvaro Marin. The subject: Colom-
bia, pais insular,
Members, patrons, students and
anyone else interested are urged to
attend this first lecture.
Academic Notices
Admission to the School of Busi-
ness Administration: Students who

ers. Call Naomi Miller, 24514, for
Mechanical, Electrical and I'hysi-
cal Chemistry Seniors: The Hoover
Company, North Canton, O., repre-
sentative will interviov Seniors on
Thursday, Jan. 27, in Rm. 214 West
Engineering Bldg.
Interview schedule is posted on the
Bulletin Board at Rm. 221 West
Engineering Bldg.
Mechanical, Industrial, Civil, Che-
micaland Aeronautical Engineering
Seniors: Mr. T. W. Prior of The
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company,
Aklon, 0., will interview Wednesday,
Jan. 26, 1944, Rm. 214 Engineering
Interview schedule is posted on the
bulletin Board at Run. 221 West En-
gineering Bldg.
February graduates: Mr. Johnson
of RCA will be at the Bureau of Ap-
pointments on Friday, Jan. 28. He
is interested in February graduates
in the following fields: Engineers-
Chemical and Metallurgical, Electri-
cal, Mechanical and Industrial;
Chemists; Physicists; Draft-deferred
men in all business fields. Women:

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choose between two men as she does, doesn't need any sympathy!"

have completed 60 hours of college
work may be eligible for admission
to the School. Application for ad-
mission in the Spring Term should
be made prior to February 10. Appli-
cation blanks may be procured and
arl'angenents made for inlterviews
with a member of the Admissions
Committee at Room 108 Tappan Hall.
Bacteriology Seminar: Tuesday,
Jan. 25, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 1564
East Medical Building. Subjects:
"Separation of The Products of Bac-
terial Fermentations," and "A New
Type of Lactic Fermentation." All
interested are invited.
History 11, Sec. 2 will meet in Rm.
102 Ec. Building for the rest of .the
semester on Monday and Friday at
Events Today
Fraternity House Presidents: There
will be a house presidents' meeting
on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in
the IFC office. Prospective changes
in the rushing rules will be discussed,
and the date will be announced when
fraternity pictures will be taken for
the Michiganensian.
Mechanical and Aeronautical En-
gineering Seniors: Mr. C. W. Bishop,
Personnel Director, The Aviation Cor-
poration, Lycoming Division, Wil-
liamsport, Pa., will interview Seniors,
today, Tuesday, Jan. 25, in Sigma
Rho Tau Room, 214 West Engineer-
ing Bldg.
Seniors may sign the interview

Math and Sciences, Drafting; For-
eign Languages; Business or Eco-
nomics; Statistics; Personnel; Secre-
Engisueers: Mr. H. L. Mason, Direc-
ton of Research of the Taylor Instru-
ment Companies of Rochester, N.Y.,
will be at the Bureau of Appoint-
ments on Friday and Saturday, Jan.
28 and 29 to interview men with
bachelor's degrees or advanced de-
grees for work as Metallurgists, Me-
chanical Designers, Research Engi-
neers in Mech. Eng. or Eng. Physics,
Physicists, Research Physicists *(Ph.-
D. or M.Sc.) and Research Chemists
(M.Sc. or Ph.D.)
Business Administration graduates:
Mr. Prior of Goodyear Rubber Co. in
Akron will be in the Bureau of Ap-
pointments on Thursday, Jan. 27 to
interview men for business. He is
interested primarily in men with ac-
counting or sales.
The America'n Society of Ilechani-
cal Engineers will meet on Wednes-
day, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m. at the Union.
A representative of the Savage Tool
Co. will present an interesting and
educational program, consisting of a
sound film, chart talk, and labora-
tory demonstration. All engineers
Blood Donors: The February Blood
Bank will be held Thursday and Fri-
day, Feb. 10 and 11. Register for an
appointment now in Miss McCor-
mick's office in the Michigan League.

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