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ftorials published in The Michigan Daily
ar. witten by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
Scare Stories Hinder
Solution Qf 'Problem
ROM 'THE LOOKS of things right now the
d 0jOn of a quart of milk a day for every child
iA 4e world is quite a distance from fulfillment.
1 fever, rumors are flying around thick aiid
providing much erroneous information corn
cerI the exact milk shortage situation in Ann
- cand the immediate vicinity.t
} 4 loaokig at the problem from a purely loal:
° gleit becomes evident that an acute milk
age does not exist either on the campus
A, An Arbor. qf(coure, it is pbvious that
milk supply has been curtailed to sen
extent but the short e has. ertainly not
schiexved proportions which many newspapers
' olorganidatons have be n attributing to it.
Taking first the Union, whose caeteria serves
a large number of University men each day, it
as found that war-time pressure has strained
the situation quite a bit. The Union at the
resent time feeds approximately 00. serviemen
afday and about two bottles of -milk per man is
expected. As the servicemen's needs are sup-
plied first, the amount of milk that is left is
thien free to .be served in the cafeteria. At
present there is no hard and fast rule concerning
limitation per person, but if it ,is seen that the
supply is down for the day, men eating in the
cafeteria will be limited to one bottle per meal.
The 'A" Arbor Dairy which supples the
'ns and other's needs in this area reports
that to date they have not had too much
trouble in securing the milk to neet the de-
mads placed upon them by their consumers,.
but :dded that it was a situation which could
not be accurately foretold from one day to the
The League reports that it has felt no acute
leck of milk. Here, as in many other places, a
system of.voluntary limitation to one bottle per
person is being pursued to relieve the possibility
of an acute shortage.
f N THE DORMITORIES, where the majority of
University women students have their meals
the same situation is found. In all of the dorms
a reduction in the milk supply has been felt, but
this reduction has not resulted in an acute lack
of milk either for personal consumption or for
use in preparation of foods.
It is realized that the problem is much more
x aeute in Detroit and other areas where popula-
tion growths are being experienced constantly.
6ut -important efforts are being put forth at
fie present time to gain a comprehensive view
of4the milk shortage in all areas, and amilk
shortage is conceded by all authorities.
tt a conference heed this week in Detroit
representative Consumer Interest Committees of
the cVDO met to find out if at present there are
serious hardships being brought about, by.. the
iilk shortage, from an essentially . consumer
viewpoint. Representatives from Bay, Saginaw,
Genesee, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and
Wayne counties assembled the. facts. The gen-
eral results of the meeting show that in Bay
and Saginaw counties there is practically no
problem-at -all but that the trouble. is centered
in the more heavily populated areas. This poses
the quest ion of whether a reallocation -of -the
milk spply might go a long way towards solving
the problem,
rfttrW 'vTTkQrmTnN f' -.- 4n 1t , rir.p o fm ik

Repeal of Exclusion Act
By House Is Encouraging
A BOOST to Chinese and American moral and
a blow to pro-Japanese propagandists was
struck when the House of Representatives re-
cently passed the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion
Of course, this flurry of activity does not
mean that the United States will be overrun
with Chinese, nor does it even signify that the
,repeal of this antiquated bit of legislation will
become final. But one must admit that it is an
encouraging sign.
Although citizens and organizations on the
West Coast were not unanimously pleased by
the stand taken in the House, there was defin-
itely a favorable reaction. In San Francisco,
which contains the largest Chinatown in 'the
United States, the Chinese regarded the action
as a. great victory for justice.
There will undoubtedly be a few so-called
American citizens who will object strenuously
to doing away with our old traditions. After
all, we have enough of our yellow-skinned
compatriots here, they might maintain. But
even if the Exclusion Act were repealed, and
even if we did put the Chinese on an equal
basis with European nations, under the quota
system, there would be only 105 entering every
year. Surely that number is not so great as
to cause widespread unemployment in the
United States, or to lower' our standard of,
Although Americans are becoming increasingly
liberal and more world-minded, there is still no
definite assurance that this needed bit of legis-
lation will pass through our well-known body of
conservative Senators. Nor is it certain that
the great majority of workers will unite on the
issue, with the nation's two labor organizations
split on the subject-the C. I. 0. favoring the
repeal and the A. F. of L. opposing it.
The stigma of undesIrability attached to the
oldest civilization now defending democracy so
valiantly ought to be removed from the statute
books of the nation. For if we cannot grant
our Chinese allies the right to come toAmerica
in a post-war world, how can we logically ask
them now to accept us as brothers defending
the same principles of freedom and equality?
A yellow skin is no justification for discrin-
-Virginia oek
Camnpus dust Support
r ,ost-War -CouncilAims
THE STUDENTS .of this kation hve a un que
responsibilty in this world where so few young
people have been.permitted to be mere students
Ascaitizens 'in ai deiorati c state, '* are'
being given av opprtrulty to learn hOw to
think, to gain the facts upon which to base
our thinking. Because we *re so few, and
beckuse the problems we shall have t faee
are so great, we must take advantage of the.
opportunities we are offered.
The University Post-War Council is a student
organization whose functions are to assist stu-
dents to prepare themselves to meet their res-
ponsibilities. The Council provides weekly public
panels on topics of vital importance to the post-
war world. Through affiliation with the United
States Student Assembly, the Council affords an
opportunity to us to add our voice to that of our
fellow students throughout the country in taking
definite stands'upon vital issues. Internationally
known speakers are brought to Ann Arbor by
the Council for large conferences bi-annually.
THE GROUP which is doing so much to prepare
" us for our part in the world of tomorrow cer-
tainly deserves our wholehearted support. Yet
at the panel discussion on "nited States Foreign
Policy" held by the. Council Wednesday night,

only a small proportion of the campus attended.
Surely we are not all so well-informed about the
subject that we need not try to improve our
Each week the Post-War Council will hold
public panels on issues about which each of us,
as citizens, ought to be well-informed. Those
who can attend'these meetings must take it
upon themselves to go, listen and discuss.
Then, and only then, can we prove that we are
ready to play our full part as citizens of a great
democratic nation.
--Kathie Sharfman
Faculty Women's Club
Proje",ct &osts, Morale
S HEENTHUSIASM with which the Faculty
Women's Club project of parties for serVice-
men at faculty homes has been met by the mem.-
bers of the club, faculty daughters, and Univer-
sity coeds, is good news indeed.,
After the 'first meeting more than a dozen
homes and facilities were offered. The hostesses
are planning to have dinners for the servicemen
on campus, and entertainment such as bridge,
ping-pong and dancing. Of course, if the men
feel that they'd rather have a party without
women, there will be several stag parties, where
the only women present will' be the hostesses.
This project gives the Faculty wives a chance-
to help servicemen at home. Members of the
club have been doing a tremendous amount of
w work far the Red Cross by sewing, rolling

New Army Contest Is
Example of Democracy
THE NEW "THINK TO WIN" contest initiated
by Maj.-Gen. Henry S. Aurand of the Sixth
Service Command, is a startling innovation in
the annals of Army history.
Officers and enlisted men are put on an
equal footing, insofar that each may win a
promotion by submitting an idea which will
save men, money, material and time. The low-
liest buck private in the Sixth Service Com-
mand now has a chance to tell Gen. Aurand
what's wrong with the Army, and his sugges-
tion will be-welcomed.
It has sometimes been said that the Army is
undemocratic because of the necessary strict
discipline and emphasis on rank. But the Am-
erican Army is probably the most democratic in
the world. One cannot conceive of the German
or Jananese Armies sponsoring such a plan.
The Army has also proved that it operates
with an open mind. It is perfectly willing to
change existing regulations to meet pactical
suggestions of the field. "Red tape" will be no
barrier to the effectiveness of a suggestion.
This attitude is encouraging because it shows
that our Army leaders have faith in the funda-
mentally American traditions of initiative and
inventive genius.'
Gen. Aurand deserves a big hand for sponsor-
ing the contest. If the plan is successful within
the area of the Sixth Service Command, it may
be applied on a much wider basis.
The Sixth Service Command also deserves to
be highly commended. It is proving that the
true democratic spirit in a country which be-
lieves in a chance for everyone, is not dormant
but is alive and active.
-Jennie Fitch
I'd Rather
Be mRight
NEW YORK - When the Nazis were or-
ganizing in Germany, they deliberately bor-
rowed a bit of a slogan from every political
movement in the country. They were for every-
thing, and all at once. They were for socialism,
they were for crushing labor unions, they were
for war, they were for peace, they were against
imperialism, they were in favor of colonies, they
were against communism, they were against
capitalism, they were' for the right of the
peasant to iae' land, they were' fo the right
of the Junkra nbility w eep ther estates
It was the perfect runims list; anybody,
,reading down, could find something, except
the Jews, and, the. Nazis eve "made friendly
gestures to someof tM:'Jiews, at ct 4 in times,
for limited .purp *es
This type of political strategy is called ob-
scurantisr, and you do not have to be a 1Qa4
to realize that it is a very handy veapon It
is political flypaper, designed to catch everybody,
and to answer all questions, even though when
you add all the answers together you obtain
nothing clear, but a kind of dirty gray muck.
This kind of approach to the electorate is often
made in our country, too. You detect it when,
among the oppositional voices, you hear that we
have to stop inflation and that we have to raise
food prices; that we have to avoid black markets
and that we have to drop "burdensome" restric-
tions; that we need a strong man in the govern-
ment and that we have to stop pushing people
around; that 'we don't give the people enough
information andthat we have too many govern-
mental officials engaged in disseminating in-
formation; that we must let the Army and Navy
run the war, and that we must stop giving
blanket appropriations to the army and navy;
that we must stand solidly behind the Com-
mander-in-Chief and that we must clip his

power; that Washington must provide the
farmer with labor, and that we had better leave
more of the war job to local government.
That is obscurantism, a kind of Sears, Roe-
buck catalogue of popular aches and pains, all
dragged in together, all presented any old way,
a vote-trap, shaped like a perfect circle, pointing
in every direction of the compass, and baited for
all comers.
It is not enough, however, to point out these
paired inconsistencies, these twinned confusions.
The obscurantist politician is not depressed when
he is shown up, logically, on specific points. He
is in a different business entirely, he is trading,
with bits of cheese, and assorted sweetmeats, and
lengths. of pretty ribbons, and many knick-
knacks, and if he gets two voters for every logical
mind he offends, that is enough to keep him in
business, and you can stand in the corner all
day mumbling about major premise and minor
premise, for all he cares.
The answer to this fellow (and he exists in
both parties, but his chances for success are
much brighter in the Republican) is not only
to answer him on specific points, but to under-
take an adventure in education, to see whether
we cannot make the American people, as a whole,
learn the word obscurantism, and come to und-
erstand the process of obscurantism, and to
come to recognize the strategy that lies behind
this bizarre offering of assorted political tid-bits,
fancy cakes, cookies and sandwiches in so many

Music Critic . . .how does .the critic know that' the who comes to Ann Arbor feel that
musical taste of the conductor can- he is playing to an audience of mo-
After reading the musical review not be questioned. rons when it comes to picking en-
I have come to the conclusion it For an encore the conductor might cores? Glenn Miller has a good
would be best if the critic took a as well have chosen "Beat Me Daddy arrangement of "When Johnny
wouldse bestniftic . Eight to the ar" arranged by Tos- Comes Marching Home" also.
course commonly known as Music 41. gh tote.r
This course might help to straighten canin. Why does every conductor -Arthur Wood
out some of the views that were so
inadvertently put forward concerning GRIN AND BEAR IT By Lichty -
last Sunday's concert.
It seems that the entire review
centers about the critic's idea that' v
Mr. Leinsdorf, the conductor, spared
nothing in his attempt to conduct
the symphony in a fine performance -
and that he is also to be thanked for wT- f-i
his playing of American music on"ai' y e
the program.
Let us realize that a conductorcoo t
chooses music not because of the
country it represents, but because
he thinks that it is fitting to his -
concepts of what constitutes good
music, and that a good conductor
tries his best to put over a good per- i
formance every time he steps upon
the podium.
Of course there is nothing better
to have a conductor play American 6
music merely for the reason that it
is American music and the same
could be said for the playing of Eigyp-
tian folk songs-but what difference-
does it make concerning the concert?
Mr. Leinsdorf is not to be "thanked"
and Bess but praised as would be any ar'
conductor who turned out a good,
As to the merits of the Cleveland
Orchestra this group of artists have
proven their 'worth to the American
concert audience and it would be
worth the while of the critic to con-
sider the fact thatsthe conductor
May I also ask what are "ragged 'We have diligently studied your problem, Mrs. Snodgrass and it is our
edges" when viewing the merits of opinion that the 16 points required for a pound of dubious butter might
any particular selection and just be mnore profitably invested in a sound pork chop!'

FRIDAY, NOV. 12, 19431
VOL. LIV No. 10
All notices for the Daily Official Bul-
letin are to be sent.to the Office of the
President in typewritten form by 3:30
jp.mn. of the day, preceding Its public-
tion, except on' Saturday when the no-
tices should be submitted 'byl130 a.m.
Faculty, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts: Attendance re-
port'-cards' 'are' e-ing -Idistributed'
through the departmental offices.
Instructors are requested to report
absences of freshmen on green cards,
directly to the Office of the Aca-
demic Counselors; 108 Mason Hall.
Buff cards should be used in report-
ing sophomores, juniors, and seniors
to 1220 Angell Hall.
Please note especially the regula-
tions concerning three-week absen-
ces, and the time limits for dropping
courses. The rules relating to absen-
ces are printed on the attendance
cards. They' may also be found on
page 47 of the 1943-44 announce-;
ment of our College.
E. A. Walter
Senior Mechanical, Electrical, Met-
allurgical, and Industrial, Engineers:
Mr. J. I. Onarheim of Allis-Chalmers
Manufacturing Company, Milwau-
kee, Wis., will interview seniors of
the above divisions today in Room
218 West Engineering Building, for,
positions with that organization.
Seniors may sign thie interview
schedule on the Bulletin Board at
Room 221 West Engineering Build-
Job Registration will be held in
Room 205 Mason Hall on Tuesday,
Nov. 16, at 4:15 p.m. This applies to
February, June and August grad-
uates, also to graduate students .or
staff members who wish to register,
and who will be available for posi-
tions within the next year. The
Bureau has two placement divisions:
Teacher Placement and General
Placement. The General Division in-
cludes service to people seeking. posi-
tions in business, industry, and pro-
fessions other than education.'
It is important to register NOW
because employers are already ask-
ing for February and June graduates.
There is no fee for registration.
University Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information.
Choral Union Members: Those
whose records of attendance are
clear will please call for admission
tickets to the Anderson concert Mon-
day, Nov. 15, between the hours of
10 and 12 and 1 and 4, at the offices
of the University Musical Society in
Burton Memorial Tower. No passes
will be issued after 4 o'clock.

today at 1:30.p., under theauspices
of the Hygienic' Laboratory: The
public is c6rdially invited.
Academic Notices
Mathematics Semluar5: The fpls-
lowing.seminars in mathematics;will
be conducted during the fal iterm by
the staff members named: Statistics,
Prof. Craig, Wednesdays at 4:00
P.M. in 3010 "Angell; Top~ological
Groups, _Prf: " sbrose, Wdinesdas
at 4:00 p.m., in"3201 Angell; Applied
Mathematics, Prof: Churchill, Mon-.
days at 4:00 p m.;'in 319 West Engi-
neering; Geometry,.Pwfs. Thirall and
Rainich, Thursays at 3.:00 p.m., in
3001 Angell; Toplgy, Prof. Steen-
rod, Fridays at' 4:3±0 p., in 3201
Angell; Nothe%;Rins, Prof.Hilde-
brandt, Tues4ays at 4:00 p.m., 3014
Angell; Orientation, Prof. Raihich,
Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m., 3001 Angell.
Students, College of Literature,
Science, an4 dtheArts: Students who
fail toy file ,their electionl blanks-b
the close of the .A'rd' we e
though they have registered and
have attended classes unofficially,
,will forfeit their privilege of continu-
ing ip the College.
E. A. Walter
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
be held today at 4:00 p.m., in Room
319 West Medical Building, "Iron
Problems"' will be discussed. All in-
terested are.. invited. Please note
change in time.
Bacteriology Seminar: Saturday,
Nov.' 13, at 8:30. a.m. in Room 1564
East Medical Building.
Physics 37, one hour problem
course, meets Friday at 10 in Room
202 West Physics Building. Text,
"Problems in College Physies," avail-
able at Ulrich's. Lesson on Friday,
Problems 7-15 incl., Chapter 1.
W' W Sleator
Messiah Concert: The University
Musical Society announces that the
traditional annual' performance of'
Handel's "Messiah" will take place:
Sunday afternoon, Dee. 19, at 3
o'clock. The following will partici-
pate: Agnes Davis, soprano (New
York); Lillian Knowles, contralto
(New York); William Miller, tenor
(Chicago); Wellington Ezekiel, bass
(New York); Palmer Christian, or-
ganist; The University Choral Un-'
ion; a special "Messiah" Orchestra)
and Hardin Van Deursen, Conduc-

The public is requested .to. be seated
on time since the doors will be closed
during numnbers.
Charles A.Sink,..President
-Faculty, qci$~ palms r~hristian,
Un~versity .Org a4t, pill ;present a
reitgl at f:1 p..wox 8qtday, Nov.
14. ip Mll & tr program
vifl inelde,, t sby Bach,
Andriessen, W$4ot. aJgi gen. The
public is cod iivited,,.;
Zeta Phi Eta meeting today at 3:00
p.m. is' the ', ter room.
To All University;Women4 Junior
Gir~ls' Project will sign mem~bers 'of
booths, skits'and songs, corsages, and
Publicitycommittees today, '3-5 p.m.,
in the Undergraduate Office' of the
League. Students who signed up at
the mass meeting in' the League last
spring are asked to sign, again for
'tile convnlience of 'committee chair-
Interviewingfor all girls who wish
to serve 'on the central eommittee of
Child Care and Girl Seouts ; and fdr
all girls interested in workig with
children as Girl Scout or .irl Re-
serve leaders or assistants, as play-
ground assistants, or taking;'care of
children in private homes for remu-
neration. Interviewing will 'fe held
today, 3:30-5:30 p.m., in the;Under-
graduate Office of the ?~ichigan
Wesley Foundation: Bibe Class
tonight at 7:30 with Dr. Charles W.
Brashares as leader.
The Hillel Foundation .will con-
duct its regular Friday evening ser-
vices tonight at 8:00.
CGomg Events
Michigan Outing Club will have
an organization meeting on Sunday,
Nov. 14,, at 3:30 .p.m. in the W.A.A.
room of the:Women's Athletic Build-
ing. Anyone. interested -'is welcome.
internaloialCenter: Sunday eve-
ning program and snack-hour start-
ing at7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14. Students,
faculty. members and townispeople .
are 'invited
Women wishing to try out for
Crop and Saddle and the University
Women's Riding Club must sign up
on the bulletin boards at Barbour
Gym or the WAB on or before Mon-
day if they intend to participate in
the try-out which will be held at 5:00
p.m. on 'Tuesday.

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