THE MICHIGAN DAILY
FRIDAY, JAN. 28, 1944
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Scorns Nation's Needs
'HE STEW of criticism and charges andl
counter-charges that sprang from President
Roosevelt's message to Congress yesterday de-
n ncdng "adequate legislation" on the soldier
vlje cptroversy gives rise to two pertinent con-
Senator. Taft, the erstwhile Republican leader
from Ohio, let loose a barrage of political innu-
endos that sent observers scurrying for cover.
He called the President's message an "insult
to states' rights" and an attempt to "corral
ten million soldier votes for his (FDB's) fourtLh
Further, his statement put all American fight-
ing men in the class of WPA workers who sup-
i osedly backed Roosevelt after they had bene-
t$tted from federal aid.
Almost any word or move that the Admin-
istration is responsible for will be branded as
"political" with a view to a new mandate for
These political statements should be taken at
their face value and in no way does their content
reflect any fundamental issues relevant to. the
We can say this much for the Republicans.
They have maintained a consistent policy of des,
tructive opposition-for the sake of the "party"
and disregarding the needs of the nation.
England's party truce and cooperation since
the war began is a pointed illustration o the
attitude American politicos might, to the coun-
try's advantage,.have adopted.
But, instead, the Republican party has fol-
lowed its staid old curse, the pattern of the
party out of power, and what material hindrance
the war effort has suffered is a matter of con-
ARAD THE TABLES been reversed, the Demo-
cratic party, no doubt, would have followed
the same course, but to what advantage? Who
commits the error. doesn't detract from the
validity of castigating the principle.
'Taft's left handed condemnation of the Presi-
dent is just another example of the "have nots"
trying to curry favor by pointing to the errors
o$ the "haves."
In the second place, we wonder what Sen.
Taft and his Republican followers would have
done in the same situation, had they been in
the ascendency. It has been reported more
than once in "Yank" and "Stars and Stripes,"
Oublications representing a good portion of the
servicemen's thoughts, that they-the fighting
nien-do very definitely want a federal ballot
to permit them to vote.
If it is their will to vote, and the Republicans
were supporting the legislation; it - would - be - a
safe bet that some stirring plea would be made
by them to give "our servicemen the vote."
It seems about time that we-forget-political
bandying about and face issues squarely on the
basis of merit and fact without tieing in some
U.S. Begins Campaign
To Condemn Russians
A NEW CAMPAIGN has been started condemn-
ing those horrible Russians again.
For the last two weeks we have been told
that the Russians are getting out of harnd in-
the Polish border dispute. The Russians. ab-
solutely refuse to do business with the present
The British government, however, recognizes
the exiled Polish government. In fact, the. Am-
erican government recognizes the Polish. We
accepted the regime of Gen. Sikorsky who had
never denied that the landowning class in Poland
was the only class deserving of representation.
At the present, we find ourselves doing busi-
ness with the new Polish ruler not to mention
sundry other fascists. America recognizes the
governments of Jugoslavia, Holland, andNor-,
way, none of which are reported to be in the
favor of the people of those ceuntries.,
No doubt our State Department is doing an-
other bang-up job with the Polish cotroversy
with the Soviets.
But watch out for the Russians, they're really
Be Ri ght
By SAMUEL GRAFTON
NEW YORK, Jan. 28.-If there is a conflict
between America's workers and America's sol-
diers, then it is the obvious duty of every good
American to try to effect a reconciliation between
them. We must draw a line between those who
enjoy the existence of that conflict and those
who deplore it.
If a man's eyes dance when he speaks of
soldier feeling against labor, if his breathing
rate rises, if a flush mounts to his cheeks, as
of one looking forward happily to an exciting
time ahead, then I think we have to put that
man down as a dangerous citizen.
If, on the other hand, a tear wells from his
eye as he thinks of ill-feeling between soldier
and worker, that is a different matter; he is
probably a goQd citizen; though the tear should
in almost every case be rushed to the nearest
laboratory and tested for gycerine a vital war
WHO WINS AN EARTIIQUAKE?
Sometimes, when I read an editorial announc-
ing, in a kind of gurgling glee, that the soldiers
are sore at labor, I get the feeling that the
writer thaereof very probably hummed "Oh, What
a Beautiful Morning" to himself as his fingers
raced over the typewriter keys.
The cattle are standing like statues, the sol-
diers are sore at the workers, aid he has a
beautiful feeling that everything-'s ging his
\ I cannot understand the lightheartedness with
which- this major schism in our democracy is
being greeted. Look, friends, it's no 'good. It
really isn't good, honest, for ten million soldiers
to be angry at fifty million workers. Who's going
to win that fight? Nobody's going to twin it.
We'reall going to lose it. Or, toparaphrase an
old gag of the editorial rooms, if you'll tell me
who won the San Francisco earthquake, I'll tell
you who's going to win that fight.
THE PILL IS BIGGER THAN THE PATIENT
I cansee howa-man who hasspent the- last
ten years on the conservative side of the labor
question might be caught momentarily off-guard
by thremiergence of strong anti-labor feeling in
the armed, forces. I can see how he might, in
the first flush of discovery, feel pleased that he
has scored a debater's point, or won an ally. But
the ally is, if anything, too big. The problem
of soldier-civilian disunity already reaches above
the horizon; it is already bigger than the prob-
lem it has been invoked to solve,
The problem of soldier-civilian relations is
now established a a problem in its own right. It
is no asset for anybody. It is a problem for all;
of us. As we catch sight of the huge dimensions
of that problem, all our other domestic contro-
versies shrin t tie merest trifles, and we must
go to work on the big one first. The states'
rights argument against soldier voting becomes
a nervous giggle in a large hall,
ALADDIN IN A BROWN SUIT
And labor's inept reluctance to accept national
service becomes a flushed and embarrassed stam-
mering, eloquent only against its own case. We
have rubbed our. preciouslittle debaters' points,
and raised dn Aladdin in a brown suit. We must
go-to work now, not only as men concerned with
states' rights, but as men concerned with soldier-
Aladdin is mighty, for he is our best. But
those who ar-provoking him to the ruin of the
other side, are provoking the general ruin. No
doubt the end of the world is a handy means
for solving .all current problems, but when that
solution, looms up, decent men will drop their
current business, and try to.-get a postponement
on the end of their world.,
* - (Copyright, 1944, New York Post Syndicate)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.-Back stage rivalry
between Speaker Sam Rayburn and Vice-Presi-
dent Wallace, both possibilities as Vice-Presiden-
tial nominees on a Roosevelt fourth term ticket,
was intense just before the Jackson Day dinner.
Southern Democrats had planned to stage a
great ovation for Rayburn as the main speaker,
bring him to the fore as FDR's next running
mate. So when Northern Democrats insisted
that Wallace also be invited to speak, the usually
genial Sam was boiling mad. Even in the recep-
tion room, just outside the ballroom, where Mrs.
Roosevelt, Postmaster General Frank Walker,
and other honored guests assembled, the Speaker
of the house was still swearing quietly under his
Wallace's friends, in turn, had urged that he
shouldn't risk ofending the President by com-
ing out for the New Deal, which the President
himself had declared dead. Despite this, the
Vice-Tresident prepared a very brief speech to
the general effect that the age-old struggle
between human-rights and property rights was
still continuing and would continue until hu-
man rights came out on top.
Without exactly saying so, he conveyed the
impression that no man or President had a
trade-mark on the name for that struggle, and
that the "New Deal" had been promoted under
Washington, Jackson, Lincoln, Wilson, and
Wallace also decided to memorize his speech-
much against the advice of his close friends. It
turned out to be a fighting speech, only flaw
being that the Vice-President got a few lines
twisted near the end.
however, that was nothing compared with
the way Speaker Sam Raurn, who read his
speech, stumbled. Nobody knew why Rayburn
had such a hard time. He did not even use up
all his radio period. Afterward, however, the
VicerPresident gave the explanation.
"You told me I should not memorize my
speech," he gently chided one advisor. "But it
was lucky I did, for there was no light on the
reading stand, and the glare of the spotlight
was so bad I couldn't read a thing. If I hadn't
memorized the speech, I would have had the
same trouble Sam Rayburn had."
Green and Lewis Shake...
One of the longest and bitterest feuds in Am-
erican labor history came to an end when Will-
iam Green, president of the AFL, and John Lewis,
dynamic boss of the United Mine Workers-who
parted company in 1935--met secretly the other
day and decided to bury the hatchet.
Iere is the way close friends of the two
labor chiefs reconstruct the meeting: -
Lewis shook hands with Green and said:
"Bill, neither of us is gaining anything by re-
maing apart. We are only hurting the labor
moyement. I know ive said a lot of uncomphi-
mcntAry. things about you in- the past, but I'm
ready to be friends again if you are."
"I guess I'm- as guilty as you are when it came
to calling names, John," Green replied, with a
grin. "I've said some pretty disparaging things
about you, but that's all over now.,
(Copyright, 1944, United Features Syndicate)
PACIFIC GAINS :
Sh"il. BooS ir Wa trfare
P UBLISHED reports indicate that American
air forces destroyed eight Japanese planes for
every American plane lost through the last quar-
ter of 1943. These figures show a substantial
increaise to the corresponding ratio of 5.8 to 1 in
the third quairter,
Premier Hideki Tojo in a recent broadcast said
that the war situation has become "extremely
fierce" and: that there. was a "vital need for
planes." He blamed the dramatic success of the
United States in the Pacific on the complacency
of production on the war front.
However, this reason for the deterioration
of Japan's air power in respect to .that of the
United States cannot be wholly placed on her
under production of airplanes. We have not
only been out-producing, but for the last two
years we have been steadily outfighting them.
Our dramatic success in the Pacific is directly
due to the courage and the great fighting ability
of our men. -Neva Negrevski
The Czechoslovak Press Bureau in London re-
forts that according to an official announcement
in Prague, a new decree has been issued "simpli-
fying" the administration of the "protectorate"
of Bohemia and Moravia. Undoubtedly it is in-
tended to bring about the destruction of every-
thing that still remains of the Czech autonomy.
-Czechoslovak News Flash
"I don't think you're taking the war seriously enough, Wilbert!
Before you went into the army you always worried about what
went on at the office when you had a vacation!"
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GRIN AND BEAR IT
FRIDAY, JAN. 28, 1944
VOL. LIV No. 65
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Herbert G. Watkins,
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office in the Rackham Building on
Tuesday, Feb. 1. If you expect a de-
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C. S. Yoakum
Faculty, College of Engineering:
There will be a meeting of the Fac-
ulty on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 4:15 p.m.,
in Rm, 445, West Engineering Build-
ing. A. I. Lovell, Secretary
Seniors in Aeronautical and Me-
chanical Engineering:rMr. R. B.
Holmes of the Bell Aicraft Corpora-
tion, Buffalo, N.Y., will be at the
University on Friday, ,Ja. 28, to
interview seniors for positions in the
Niagara Falls and Buffalo plants.
Interested men will please sign the
interview schedule posted on the
Aeronautical Engineering Bulletin
Board, near Rm. B-47 East Engi-
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may be obtained in the Aeronautical
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tendance records are clear, will
please call for their courtesy pass
tickets to the Marjorie Lawrence
concert between the hours of 10 and
12, and i and 4, Friday, Jan. 28, at
the offices of the University Musical
Society in Burton Memorial Tower.
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Sunday, the day of the concert.
Women's Co - operative Houses:
There will be a few vacancies for the
spring term. Anyone interested
please call 2-2218.
Women's Cooperative House Chap-
crone: Will any graduate student
interested in being a chaperone in a
women's cooperative house please
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semester on Monday and Friday at
Directed Teaching Qualifying Ex-
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they expect to teach. This examina-
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of the University High School. The
examination will consume about
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Doctoral Examination for Charles
Edward Brockway, chemistry; thesis:
"The Dissociation Rates of Certain
Pentaarylethanes," today, 309 Chem-
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the chairman may invite members
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C. S. Yoakum
Mathematics Lecture: Professor J.
W. T. Youngs of Purdue University
will give a lecture on "Curves and
Surfaces," Monday, Jan 31, at 4:15
p.m., 3011 Angell Hall.
Choral Union Concert: Marjorie
Lawrence, Metropolitan Opera so-
prano, accompanied by Gordon Man-
ley, will give the . eighth concert in
the Choral Union Series, Sunday
afternoon, at 3 o'clock, in Hill Audi-
torium. The program will consist of
songs and arias by Handel, Brahms,
Prokofieff, Schubert, Ravel, Joaqui.
Nin and agnr.
A limied number of tickets are
available at the offices of the Uni-
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Saturday, and at the box office in
Hill Auditorium . Sunday afternoon
at 2 o'clock.
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
meet today at 4 p.m., in Rm. 307
West Medical Building. "The Metab-
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Value of Ethyl Alcohol" will be dis-
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noon dancing lessons will also be
held if enough men are interested.
Wesley Foundation: Bible Class
with Dr. Brashares at 7:30 o'clock
.lunior Research Club: The Febru-
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'In a Hurry' Praised . ..
MAGINING as I do that you have
probably been called on the well
known carpet for your "In a Hurry"
column in Wednesday's Daily, let me
say that my hat is off to you.
Most of the facts you list are not
new to me, but I was nevertheless
dumbfounded to find an expose of its
kind in the University paper.
I have read your column consis-
tently since coming here and I
have just as consistently enjoyed
your scribblings, but never before
to the degree of today's column.
My sincerest congratulations for
your daring and just as sincere a
hope that the recriminations have
not been too severe.
Grafters, Step Aside ...
RACKETEERS of Ann Arbor, step
asiae! I'm moving in, and when
I get through, I'll have this town
sewed up. I'm not small town stuff-
Im strictly from the big time.
here I am, goin' to the Univer-
sity, and I'm learnin' more about
rackets, bribes, graft, forgery, per-
jury and stuff like that there than
my great grandfather ever knew
anyone could learn (and he tried
I'm stickin here cause I know it's
safe. There ain't no official in town
that can catch me. I not only have
an air-tight alibi at all times, I got
proof that I'm legal in every move
I make. Or at least it sure as all
heck looks legal.
For instance, they got identifica-
tion cards at this here University,
identification cards that get you, into
games, into beer joints, and even
into some of these here high class
bars in Detroit. All they got to have
on them is a decent lookin' picture,
with the right age. Not the correct
age,, mind yuh, but the legal, the
"right" age.What"I mean, see, the
identification card has to show that
you're old enough to stand up at the
bar without help.
Now, this here changin the date
with a pencil, that's okay, but Clint's
wise to that. And in Detroit, there
ain't any Clint. It's O'Leary, of the
police force, and he ain't dumb, or
Now, when I change the date on
the cards, I don't change the Uni-
versity picture .. . I print my own'
cards. I'm in the business, see? In
fact, I'll even fix the card for any
guy what wants to, for a slight
short, toot de sweet, and bingo,
you got a card. Here's the payoff!
Take this here identification card,
see, and hoist yourself down and buy
yourself a'liquor permit card for a
buck. With the identification card,
it's a cinch. Brother, I know guys
what is seventeen-yeah, right here
in Ann Arbor-and they got these
they got dollar racket cards. And
they don't even look old enough to
wear long pants, even.
01 COURSE, this here Michigan
rationin' of liquor, that ain't no
problem. I ain't got time to go into
the ways of gettin' out of that.
They're too simple anyway.
Then I comes to another little
deal I discovered works pretty
good. That's this here registration
when .you're goin' to start a semes-
ter. Nuts! Only fooals register when
tLey got to. If I wants to register
tomorrow, I registers tomorrow.
If I want to register at ten o'clock
tomorrow, I registers at ten o'clock
tomnorrow. once I event registered
when I was supposed to, just be-
cause it was a pretty nice time to
do it anyway, and I didn't have
nothin' else to do then.
So, here I is, goin' to the Univer-
sity, learnin' all you want me to,
and more besides. Why, in this state
they build grafters. All you got to do
is figure the angles. Once in a while
they catch up with them, like they
done the other day with that bunch
what been bribin', but they won't
catchme , cuse I 'learning at the
UnJrivrsit~y. I'm gettin' a good edu-
cation, and when I get out, what
with all the little angles I learned at
school, why I'll be smarter than any
of them guys before moe.
Yes, it's a great state.' Graft, per-
jury, bribes, a little forgery, fake
identification cards, fake ages on the
cards, illegal cards to get liquor
legally. I could go on all right. Yes.
ma, it's a great st~ate. I loves it. And
do I rake in thc hay!
_W. R. L.
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