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S'UND)AY, JAN. 30, 1944

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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SEDITION HIGHER UP:
Shepard Tells Cause of Few
Indictments in Present War

Life Savedby Penicillin

WAR TAKES TOLL:

Over 100 Former 'U' Students
Are Dead or Missing in Action

Bec}use most of the people who
have worked against the war effort
are those in high places, there have
been fewer indictments for sedition
during this waf, Prof. John F. She-
pard of the psychology department
said yesterday.
Professor Shepard is president of
the Civil Rights Federation, which
has its headquarters in Detroit.
Anti-War Groups High Up
"Civil rights infringements are us-
ually against the down-and-outers,
the radicals, and the Communists,"
he said, "but in this war most of
those groups have fully supported the
country. The people who have done
or said things that are anti-war are
the ones in high places."
"It is like the situation in Ger-
many,, Italy and France a few years
ago, when if the Communists over-
stepped the line of the law slightly,
they paid the full penalty, but if the
Nazis did the same thing, they got
away with it.
U.S. Afraid of Left
"The United States, acting in. a si-
milar manner, seems to be more
afraid of the Left than of the Right,"
Professor Shepard said.
Explaining that our government
has proceeded only with great hesi-
tation against the Rightests, he said

that "if in the las war a oirion1ist
paper had said an ing oetel
as anti-war as (Lt Chiao Tibun
is doing in this cohe bnpae would
have been sUSpended anld helak
ers prosecuted."
As an example Professor Shepa]d
pointed to the fact that known Bhnd
and the Christian Front remined
at large, while Earl Bfowder Va
jailed on a small technical or.
Before the war the Civil Rights
Federation published a pamphlet,
"Smash Detroit's Fifth Column," an-
alyzing the fascist organiaions in
that city and describing the activi-
ties of Father Coughlin, (ieral-i L . K.
Smith, and the Klan.
Aim of Federation
The aim of the Federation is to
make the public more conscious [
problems involving civil rights.
After the race riots in Detroit they
held a state-wide conference in the
interests of racial unity. One of their
projects for this Spring is a sx-week
symposium with an outside speaker1
discussing the race problem each
week.
The Federation is affiliated with
the National Federation for Consti-
tutional Liberties and formerly was1
known as the Conference for Pro-
tection of Civil Rights.

Penicillin 'raved the life of 2
year-old Richard L ong (above) of
S Louis Mo, w
from a bone infction after Mrs
Long, his mother, wrote to iPresi-
dint Roosevelt she received in.-
formation from the National Re-
search Council on how to obtain
the drug and simultaneously it was
made available dnrouli Barnes
i ospijal.
The second meeting of the Inter-
national Relations Cuhb will be held
a5 :30 p.m. Wednesdy in I he Tn-
Sternational Center. f
The highlights of the evening will
be a talk delivered by Stan Wallace
o the United Stathe' polices in te
ti ^ rugis and samletueonPyrtoa
Rico by a South American graduate
student.
This is the second in the series of
m.nthly discussions on immediate
problems with an attempt toward
t he solution of post-war affairs.
Joy Mills To Talk Today
Joy Mills, national lecturer of the
Theosophical Society, will speak on
"The Future for Youth" at 8 p.m. to-
day in the League.

By ANNE KAZORIAN
More than 100 former University
students have been reported dead or
missing in action. These reports
show that Michigan men are fighting
on almost every battlefront of the
world.
Posthumously receiving the Con-
gressional Medal of Honor, Lt. Fran-
cis C. Flaherty A.B. '40, was killed in
action during the bombing of Pearl
Harbor.
Marine Lt. George H. Cannon B.S.
E. '38, killed at Midway, was also
awarded the Congressional Medal of
Honor for valor above and beyond
the call of duty.
Killed in action in the West Eur-
opean area, January 3, 1943, Lt.
Women's Clubs
Hold Meeting
The Michigan General Federation
of Women's Clubs held their Mid-
winter Convention of Washtenaw
County yesterday afternoon in the
International Center.
Mrs. F. E. Shurtliff was the Gen-
eral Chairman of the International
program.
The program included the follow-
ing topics: International Centers as
a Way to Peace, Dr. George V. Car-
rothers; Display of Philippine Art,
Eduardo A. Selgado; Sculpture Rep-
resenting Hawaii, Prof. Avard Fair-
banks.

James L. Lees, E.'37, was posthu-
mously awarded the Purple Heart.
While on a secret mission in
Greenland, Lt. Max H. Demarest,
A.B. '34, was killed when his motor
sled broke through a snow bridge
and fell into a deep crevasse.
In Dieppe Raid
A member of the Essex Scottish
Regiment, Lt. James C. Palms '38,
was killed in the Dieppe Raid.
On May 8, 1942, Lt. Comm. H. R.
Heasly, M.S.E. '29, was killed in the
Battle of Coral Sea.
While held in a Japanese prison
camp in the Phillipines, Lt. Donald
W. Merrill, M.S.E. '38 of the Coast
Artillery Corps, died July 1, 1943.
Lt. Linton D. Hamilton, E '38, was
killed in action in the Aleutian Is-
land area, Jan. 18, 1943.
Battle of Solomons
Following the Battle of the Solo-
mons, Lt. Alfred Narfih, L.L.M. '41,
died as a result of exposure.
Dec. 8, 1941, Marine Lt. George A.
Graves, B.S.E. '37 was killed at Wake
Island.
Pvt. William R. Luets, '41, a mem-
ber of the Royal Rifles of Canada,
died in a Japanese prison camp in
Hong Kong.
Lt. Wellman H. Huey, '38, was kill-
ed in action on the Solomons.
On Dec. 15, 1942. Lt. Mauris L. Co-
hen, A.B. '40, was killed in Tunisia.
Lt. Henry F. Chaney, '41, was kill-
ed in the South West Pacific area.

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