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Heed Party, Not People
rTHE HOUSE vote leaving the election machin-
ery for service votes up to the states-all 48
of then-was clearly an act of loyal party men
followin'g party dictates. And Michigan repre-
sentatives added their bit.
On the -motion to reconsider the federal sol-
dier-vote bill Michigan representatives voted as
Democrats against the motion to recommit:
Republicans against: Bennett, Ulackney,
londero, Engel, Hoffman, Jonkman, Vliehenr,
Democrats for: Dingell, Lesinski, O'Brien,
Republicans for: none.
Paired: Crawford, Wolcott, against the motion.
These representatives have received letters,
petitions, telegrams, and all other possible in-
dications that the people of this state had at
their disposal to show that they wanted a
federal ballot for servicemen-that they want-
ed servicemen to vote. But our representatives
preferred to heed their party bosses.
RAIN OR SHINE:
Students Should Use
Sidewailks, Not Grass
MANY SENIORS could probably walk blind-
folded across cainpus, using all the conven-
As you tramp over the grass so many times
during the day, did it ever occur to you that
each ,spring this worn-down grass has to be
replaced? The rsodding of University prop-
ety alone casts the University approximiately
two thousand dollars, according to Mr. Shir-
ley, W. Smith, vice-president and secretary in
charge of business and finance.
Whle here, and when returning as alumni,
students want to be proud of the University's
carnpus, as well as of the college itself. The only
way to maintain a good-looking :campus is to
keep off the grass, using the walks whether it
is. sunny, snowing, or raining.
For every dollar which a student invests in
the University, the State, or taxpayers, put out
three dollars for the University's support. Isn't
this enough evidence tha't the interest of the
citizens of Michigan warrants us to keep our
campus beautiful? -Charlotte Bobrecker
Action Is Desirable on
Pepper Propusal Now
Fk' THE PROPOSAL for an international bar
association which Martin Pepper, executive
secretary of the National Lawyers' Guild, out-
lined recently were acted upon, it would assure
justice in the war trials which will be held after
Using the decisions of the Teheran Confer-
ence as a basis, this 'association would deter-
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5.-Friends who visited
"Cactus Jack" Garner in Texas some months ago
got a prediction that the*man who would beat
Roosevelt in November, 1944, would be Roose-
velt's exact opposite.
People get tired of one type of personality,
the ex-Vice-President said. They get tired of
too many pictures, too much travelling around,
too much joking, grand-standing and tilting
of the cigarette holder. So he concluded that
the American people would vote for just the
opposite, a man of the Coolidge type. Garner
went further and mentioned the mangy-Repub-
lican Senator Harold Burton of Ohio.
Republicans do not admit that they take pol-
itical advice from a Democrat, yet privately a
lot of them think Garner is right. Especially in
recent weeks, with the Democrats showing more
and more signs of unity behind FDR, there is a
growing GOP belief that bitter Republican feud-
ing must be healed and that a Coolidge-type
candidate like Burton might be the man.
GOP vs. Burton , .
Political scouts who have checked up on Bur-
ton recently have received thumbs-down reports
from Old Guard GOP leaders in Ohio. The Ohio
gang doesn't like him, Their dislike began when
he cleaned up the city of Cleveland (and did it
so thoroughly that he got enough Democratic
votes to be re-elected twice at times when Roose-
velt overwhelmingly carried the city), Their dis-
like continued when he ran for the Senate.
Early in 1940, Ed Schorr, GOP political boss
of Ohio, told Mayor Burton: "We're going to
make Dudley White the next Senator,"
"I'm sorry to hear that," replied Burton,
"because I'm going to be a candidate myself."
And he was, despite tough opposition from
most of the Republican leaders.
In addition to the Republican machine, Bur-
ton also had conservative business interests
against him, dating from his resignation from
the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce.
So when he ran for the Senate in 1940, con-
servative Republican leaders organized to defeat
him. Ed Schorr even held a big political rally
in Cincinnati where he denounced Burton as
"not a good Republican."
In reply, Burton harked back to his New
England background where some fishermen
operate in home waters, while others, called
"off-shore" fishermen, brave the bosom of the
"I propose to represent the people of Ohio,
not the Republican boss," he fired back. "I am
an off-Schorr Republican."'
(Copyright, 1944, United i'eatures Syndicate)
AT FIRST we planned to write a "letter-edged-
in-black" column, with old-fashioned letters
saying "In Memoriam" at the top, and a black
rule for a border.
We wanted to strike out against all the wrongs
in the issue: that the will of the people was open-
ly flouted; that a leading Congressman shouted
that he was not afraid to have his vote counted
-on the side against democracy; that we, whose
country was built by men who fought in one of
tdm world's first citizen-armies against the mer-
cenary soldiers hired by the British in '76, are
now depriving our soldiers of one of the priv-
ileges of citizenship; that a group of southern
members of the House were allowed to defeat a
bill involving the question of representation,
when they themselves were elected by an un-
representative part of their constituency; that
Negro soldiers doing such an heroic job, especial-
ly in te 99th Air Force Squadron, will never
get ballots to check if they are from poll-tax
states. That in one week the American public
was told and shownn the atrocities committed
against American soldiers. urged to buy bonds
in the 4th War Loan drive to speed victory,
learned of victories against fascism in Italy and
the South Pacific and on the Russian front .. .
And then read the story of the defeat of the
soldier vote bill, an issue which created stronger
feeling among all groups of American citizens
than almost any other recent measure. One
which achieved unity where subsidies, taxation
measures, anti-poll tax bills all failed.
But then we remembered a girl we met this
week at The Daily writing a letter to her sol-
dier-husband. She became a citizen of the Unit-
ed States on Wednesday in the county court-
house. She finally swore a new allegiance, the
first she had after breaking the one with her
country when it became Nazified and all demo-
cratic peoples fled, or remained to be caught and
'E'VE been wondering all day what she must
think of the defeat of the Worley Bi11. In
the same week in which she won the right to
vote, her soldier husband lost it. (No, you may
say, there's still a chance that his home state
By SAMUEL GRAFTON
NEW YORK, Feb. 5.-Mr. Walter Lippmann
used a noble phrase when he said that while
William Allen White was an entirely indepen-
dent spirit among his fellow men "he could not
and would not become separated from them."
-He was a free Kansan; that is to say, always
free, yet always a part of Kansas and America,
so that while he might think as he pleased, he
was organically unable to advocate any idea
so far ahead of, or behind of, or to the side of
his community as to be unintelligible to it.
This is a little different from the delicious
freedom enjoyed by a Man from Mars, who, as an
uninvolved visitor, may advocate anything that
comes into his head; or the freedom of the her-
mit, who, as a man without social ties, finds it
entirely practical to believe, for instance, that
rabbits are gods and squirrels are devils.
DON'T BE A MAN FROM MARS
I should like, as a kind of variation on a
theme, to project Mr. Lippmann's fine thought
into the coming war-time election campaign, and
to see whether there is the basis of a code of con-
duct for free Americans in it.
It seems to me there is, and that it can be
put briefly: Don't take any position that cuts
you off from the community. Or, to phrase it
another way: Don't be a crank, communing with
yourself in the locked room of an empty house.
It is all very well to live alone and like it, but not
in politics, and certainly not in war.
I would apply this test, with equal emphasis,
to the man who mutters something (perhaps
my ears are deceiving me) about shooting the
workers down; and to the man who loses some
of his taste for the war when he learns that
our large manufacturing corporations are re-
ceiving profits for their work. We do not shoot
many people here, in the course of a normal
business day; and, by and large, the majority
of Americans do not regard profits as repre-
You may quarrel with them, on either count,
if you like, but that is the way they are. Beware
of taking so special and individual a position
that you no longer make contact with them.
Don't be a Man from Mars.
FREE TO FLY ON A BAT'S BACK
It seems to me that Colonel McCormick of
Chicago becomes a kind of Man from Mars
when he chooses a period like the present to try
to provoke a row with England. It undoubtedly
gives him an exhilarating sense of freedom thus
to break from the ranks, and cavort on the side-
lines; he is free as the air.
But to be free as the air is a spurious free-
dom; it is the special freedom of him who has
resigned; the freedom of the man who clings
to the majority may be more limited, but it is
more solid and more real.
For myself, I would not want the freedom of
Ariel, on a bat's back to fly; I am content with
the more earthbound yet more meaningful free-
dom of a human being.
I think that both liberals and conservatives
entered this war with hopes of using it to change
society and make a clean sweep of everything
they did not like; but that the community at
large, living its own life, going its own way, has
thwarted both of them, and has, in fact, not even
understood what they were talking about.
STICK AROUND; IT MIGHT BE FUN
The hermit is free to preach that the moon
is made of green cheese. And the man who
preaches that the moon is made of green cheese
quickly finds that he is free to become a hemit.
These are unsatisfactory freedoms.
So, to those who might be tempted to take
extreme positions during the coming months,
either calling, perhaps, for the instant dismant-
ling of all labor unions, or, maybe, for war with
Russia, one might say: Don't resign from the
club, sir. Stay with the majority. Stick around;
it might be fun.
(Copyright. 1944, Ncw York Post Syndicate)
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"And look at this lovely large, barnlike kitchen. Plenty of space to
cram in all those fancy post-war kitchen.gadgets they're planning."
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
GRIN AND BEAR IT
SATURDAY, FEB. 5, 1944
VOL. LIV No. 72
All notices for the Daily Official Bul-
letin are to be sent to the Office of the
President in typewritten form by 3:30
p.m. of the day preceding its publica-
tion, except on Saturday when the no-
tices should be submitted by 11:30 a.m.
Fall Term Graduation Exercise
will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Satur
day, Feb. 19, in Hill Auditorium. Th
address to the members of the grad
uating classes will be given by Presi
dent John A. Hannah of Michigan
State College. Admission will be by
ticket only, which students and mem
bers of the general public may secur
at the office of the Vice-Presiden
and Secretary, 1 University Hall
Tickets may be secured after Feb. 9
Fourth War Loan Drive: To buy
War Bonds, call 2-3251, Ext. 7. A
"Bond Belle" will pick up your order
and deliver the bond the next day
Use this service and, help the Uni-
versity 'meet its quota.
University War Bond Committee
All women students are reminded
that they must register any change
of residence for the second term in
the Office of the Dean of Women by
noon today. They must also inform
their househead of their intention
by that date.
Assistant Dean of Women
Notice to Men Students: All mei
students living in approved rooming
houses, who expect to move from
their present quartes at the end o
this term, must give notice of inten-
tion to move in writing to the Office
of the Dean of Students on or before
noon today. Students terminating
contracts must vacate their rooms
before 6:00 p.m. February 26, and
rent shall be computedI to include
this date. Students may obtain forms
for terminating contracts at Rim. 2,
C. T. Olmnsted
Assistant Dean of Students
Men's Co-operative houses will be
able to accept new members next
semester. Persons interested in ap-
plying, call 7211. Ask for personnel
A catemic Notices
Directed Teaching Qualifying Ex-
"amination: Students expecting to
elect D100 (Directed Teaching) next
term are required to pass a qualify-
ing examination in the subject which
they expect to teach. This examina-
tion will be held today at 1:00 p.m.
This is a change 'from the date as
originally announced. Students will
meet in the auditorium of the Uni-
versity High School. The examina-
tion will consume about four hours'
time. Promptness is therefore essen-
Make-up examination in Music 41
(Theme and Variations) will be held
in Rm. 206 Burton Tower at 3:00
Choral Union Concert: Mich
Elman, violinist, with Leopold Mitt
man at the piano, will give the nint
program in the Choral Union Con-
cert Series, Thursday evening, Feb
10, at 8:30 o'clock, in Hill Auditor-
The program will consist of num-
bers by Handel, Brahms, Glazo noff
Chausson, Spalding, Achron anc
e Events Today
The Angell Hall Observatory wil]
a be open to the public from 8:00 tc
10:00 p.m. today if the sky is clea
or nearly so. The planets Mars and
-Saturn will be shown through the
e telescopes. Children must be accom-
t panied by adults.
. Michigan Youth for Democratic
Action: There will be an executive
board meeting at 2:00 p.m. today at
the Union (room number will be
r posted on Union bulletin board.) All
members of M.Y.D.A. are invited to
A Valentine Party will be given by
the Michigan Christain Fellowship
at Lane Hall tonight at 8 p.m. All
students and servicemen are espe-
cially invited. Games and refresh-
ments are in store.
Roger Williams Guild: party to-
night in the Guild House at 8:30.
The group will go ice skating if the
Wesley Foundation: A group will
leave the Wesle'an Lounge at 8 p.m.
for bowling, preceding folk dancing
which will begin at 9 o'clock. All
Methodist students and servicemen
and their friends are invited.
Roger Williams Guild: Sunday
evening the group will hear Reverend
Charles Mitchell, who will review
Harry Emerson Fosdick's book "On
Being a Real Person." The meeting
begins at 5 p.m.
The Lutheran Student Association
will meet on Sunday afternoon at
5:30 o'clock in Zion Lutheran Parish
Hall, 309 E. Washington St. Supper
will be served at 6:00 and the pro-
gram will follow immediately. Dr.
Harold Yochum, president of the
Michigan District of the American
Lutheran Church, and one of the six
seminar leaders of the National
Lutheran Student Ashram will lead
a discussion on "Churchmanship."
The Women's Research Club will
meet Monday, Feb. 7, 1944 at the
West Lecture Room of Rackham
Building at 7:30 p.m. Speakers on
the program and their topics will be:
Miss Elizabeth B. McDermott, "Pre-
War International Health Organiza-
tions," and Mrs. Kamer Aga-Oglu,
"Some Characteristic Aspects of the
Lung Chuan Celadon Ware."
Michigan 'Youth for Democratic
Action meeting at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday,
Feb. 8. Union (Rm. 316). "American
Fascists and the Peace Now Move-
ment" will be the subject of the
meeting. The public is invited to
The University of Michigan Choir,
Palmer Christian, Conductor, will
give its first public performance of
this term at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday,
Lvttgrs to the Editor must be type-
written, double-spaced, on one side of
the paper only and signed with the
name and address or the writer. Re-
quests for anonymous publications will
Yale Is (ky.,.
BUST a brief retort to some unwitty
comments made by Mr. Frank D.
Amon in the Letters to the Editor
column as of Feb 2, 19444:
As one engineer( graduate) to an-
other ('47E), let me advise Mr, Amon
that doubting is sometimes fair logic,
and as such I do not question his
"belief" of the origin of the new type
map, but his further expounding on
old Eli has touched me in a sensitive
It is to be admitted that Yale
has one of the best 'English depart-
ments in this country, but is this
to classify it as a so-called "Lit
school?" Let me be more precise
and state that Yale has no depart-
ment known as "Lit," and that its
Engineering and Scientific depart-
ments each outrank Yale College
in enrollment. Mr. Amon -appar-
ently has never perspired in her
labs, nor investigated her depart-
If Yale is just another "Lit.
school," does this imply that U. of M.
is also one? I hope not as I camne here
in preference to 1.I.T.
-Richard S. Mayer
tin justified Auacks . . .
AMONG the most distastful oc-
currences in politics are the con-
stant savage attacks to which the
President has lately been subjected.
It is quite apparent that he cannot
make a single move or utter a sen-
tence without being accused of try-
ing to trick the unsuspecting public
into giving him votes for a fourth
term. His assailants, eagerly quoted
by various news-services, maintain
their barrage so consistantly that,
without a knowledge of their pre-
vious record, one might be led to
believe in the sincerity of their whin-
These sniping attacks hit a brand
new low recently. Under such head-
lines as "Congressmen Fume Over
FDR's Message," the public is in-
formed that the President had the
audacity to support the right to vote
for the men who unquestionably have
the strongest claim to such a right.
The praise goes to a certain Senator
(& Co.) of reactionary renown. Why,
it is quite obvious, according to these
gentlemen, that FDR advocates jus-
tice for our fighting men merely on
account of their potential voting
power. One cannot help but wonder
whether it is equally obvious to the
men in the trenches. Furthermore,
the Senator implies that the "gross
violation" of the States' Rights leaves
him speechless. It is to be sincerely
regretted that this condition of his
does not prevail permanently.
So there it is: FDR wants the
soldiers to vote in order that he may
have a fourth term. But wait, a
little while ago he vetoed the
Smith-Connally anti-labor bill:
why of course, he wants the labor
vote too. Yet quite recently he ad-
vocated a national service act to
which labor is opposed. Don't
worry, there's an equally logical ex-
planation for that: he wants to
make the soldiers feel good so they
will vote for him. Now how about
labor? Well, on ecould take a see-
ond trip around the circle' All
On may well hope that nobody will
publicly mention the fact that the
President brushes his teeth every
morning. It would be a clear indi-
cation that he is attempting to snare
the votes of the tooth-brush makers,
The viciousness of the attacks on the
President points to the probability
that in the case that one of his sons
were killed in the war, FDR would be
accused of having engineered such a
stunt to gain more votes through the
sympathy of the people. How about
it, -Senator? -Georges Koeser
will take the proper stand. But just a chance!)
In this, the first Congressional act in which she
had the responsibility of taking a stand and
letting her representative know how she felt-
in this act she saw Congress laugh at the opinion
of well over nine-tenths of the citizens.
She has a right to become discouraged with
this, her new country. And to wonder at the
principles the judge mentioned Wednesday,
about certain rights and responsibilities of
citizenship in a democracy. To feel that there
is little hope for this country after the Jwar if
democracy is allowed to die while we are still
And if she becomes discouraged, we have lost
still another battle, another fighter for freedom
-and there never can be even one too many of
This is the best time, though, for her to learn
that lesson all democrats must learn-not to give
up the fight when it seems the toughest. And
that we sometimes take two steps back, but we
always take three steps forward. That we may
not be advancing in a straight line-but at least
in a spiral: though each circle is large and full
of retrogressions, the end of the circle is one step
above the beginning.
Guild will meet for supper and pro-
gram at 5:00 p.m. Speaker, Prof.
Tien will speak on "China's Religions
and the Posts-War World."
Ariston League for High School
young people meets at 5:30. Presen-
tation of charter, new members in-
ducted and supper following pro-
First Presbyterian Church West-
minster Student Guild will have
open house at the Church in the
social hall at 9:00 p.m. Saturday.
Sunday: 5:00. p.m., supper and
fellowship hour; 6:00 p.m., Mr. and
Mrs. A. K. Stevens will talk on the
first of a series "Building a Christ-
ian Home" based on "Boy Meets Girl
-But How?" Students cordially in-
First Methodist Church and Wes-
ley Foundation: Student Class at
9:30 a.m. with Professor Hance. The
subject for discussion is "The Six
By Crockett Johnson
Barnaby, that dopey ghost
is sfdl practicing how to
Gus and Mr O'Malley, my Fairy
Godfather, went to search for
Well, who s nchin i
the punching bag?_J
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