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lflAY, MAY ';7.5, 1945


Rural Hospitals To Benefit


WASHINGTON-Rural hospitals and health
centers can look for a major share of the
hundreds of millions of dollars of medical equip-
ment to be released by the Army and Navy. A
policy has finally been worked out at the Sur-
plus Property Board to assure release of this
material for public health use, first in areas
that have no existing facilities, second in areas
which have insufficient facilities. So great is
the need of rural and small-town hospitals
and clinics that there will be little equipment
left for replacement.
This policy was achieved only after a long
and bitter dispute between the Surplus Prop-
erty Board and Dr. Morris Fishbein, editor
of the Journal of the American Medical As-
sociation. Fishbein, in whose journal adver-
tise the largest makers of medical equipment,
had urged that this vast volume of surplus
material not be released at once.
Instead, he wanted it stored and released
gradually in small quantities in order not to up-
set the market for manufacturers of medical
goods. In addition, Fishbein insisted that huge
quantities of certain supplies, such as bandages,
could not be used because they differed some-
what from accepted standard sizes.
However, in a lengthy session at the office
of U. S. Surgeon General Thomas Parron, Jr.
Fishbein finally was won over and even agreed
to serve on the overall board which will recom-
mend on the disposal of medical supplies.
Three types of equipment will be distribut-
ed-public health supplies, surgical and thera-
peutic instruments, and pharmaceuticals. A
board of public officials and physicians headed
by Dr. Parran will recommend their alloca-
tion to Federal Security Chairman Paul McNutt,
who will work through the Surplus Property
Board. Actual allocation of the supplies within
the states will rest with state boards to be com-
posed of various federal government and state
medical officials.
NOTE-Federal officials are worried lest
the state boards become a weak link in the
setup. They fear that, in areas of greatest,
need, state groups will not be anxious to aid
in the equippin'g of Negro clinics and hospi-
tals. Therefore, an effort will be made to
work out rigid requirements in Washington.
No building program is yet arranged to go
along with the disposal of medical supplies
though every effort will be made to conver*
army buildings into hospitals and clinics.
Life on Guam .. .
ONE THING which burns up enlisted men and
front line Pacific battle observers is the
fancy- quarters for officers on Guam while
wounded men, fresh from the battle zone, are
shoved around on dirt floors a few hundred
yards away.
At Guam, all officers above the rank of
lieutenant commander have a private room
each. All junior officers are two to a room
with hot and cold running water, electric
lights, box-spring mattresses, and other lux-
uries which no one begrudges them far from
However, the -wounded just arrived from Iwo
Jima and Okinawa are stretched out in swelter-
ing tents on unpaved ground. Nearby, public
relations officers, logistics officers, signal corps
men, and other junior brass hats live in bar-
racks on neatly paved streets, complete with
curbs and gardens. Several hundred Seabees
manicure the gardens and keep the officers'
lawns spic and span.
NOTE-Meanwhile one headache of Maj.
Gen. Curtis Le May, commander of the B-29's,
was to get enough Seabees assigned to cutting
down the jungle and lengthening landing
strips in the Marianas to send more Super-
forts over Japan.
I. . Farben Mystery . . .
A SERIES of secret cables sent by Ge. Wil-
liam Donovan to the Office of Strategic
Services (nicknamed "oh-so-sweet") to Russell
Forgan, former Chicago banker, now in Paris,
is intriguing other U. S. officials. Donovan wired
Forgan to interrogate directors of the giant
Nazi cartel I. G. Farben, now seized by the
United States Army.
This is the company which collaborated with
Standard Oil of New Jersey and the Alumi-
num Corporation of America to keep vitally
important patents for synthetic rubber, mag-

nesium, and high octane gasoline from the
American public at a time when it was as-
sential to use those patents for war.
i T Ii O U G 11 T eww
By Ray Dixon
I MMLER kills himself, say the headlines. We
always thought he had a good poisonality.
This leaves Foreign Minister von Ribbentrop
as one of the top-ranking Nazis who is left un-
accounted for. I i s first name is Joachim, pro-
nounced hokun,
One thing we never knew was that Himinnler
was a mtisician of sorts. At least according to
the news story, he swallowed poison from a vialin
his mouth,
Of corsage you are going to the big dance in
the Union Tuesday night where warsages will
be worn by all of the coeds.

One cable from Donovan to Forgan in Paris
"I have already asked you to send names of
directors of I. G. Farben now in custody. From
now on these men should be kept from one an-
other, particularly when the interrogation be-
gins. Files of I. G. Farben should be seized and
sent to Paris at once in our custody. This is
most important. Essential that we keep control
of these men."
What intrigues other U. S. officials is that
Donovan's OSS is dominated by scions of the
Mellons, the J. P. Morgans and big banking
and industrial houses, some of them interested
in German patents. Morgan himself has been
a partner of Globe, Morgan & Co., and a di-
rector of the Borg-Warner Corp.
Other government officials are also puzzled
as to why the OSS, rather than the justice
department, should pounce upon I. G. Farben
executives. There might be quiet probing of
NOTE-Attorney General Biddle recently told
senators: "Many cartel arrangements neces-
sarily disrupted during the European phase of
the war are now being resumed. Meetings have
been held, plans have been laid, and in some
cases agreements already entered into. As to
some of these agreements, my department will
have something to say before long." Reaction
of senators is that big business never learns.
(Copyright, 1945, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
Opposition to Reds
0NE OF THE frightening things about Rus-
sian policy is that the Russians have a pro-
gram, and we have not. Since we have not,
to oppose the Russian program becomes our
program. We in the west have very little
notion of what sort of Europe we want; the
only developments which could really bring a
smile to the faces of many of us would be to
see the Continent sink into the water, or dry
up and blow away. But that is not a program;
and the world refuses to destroy itself to bring
up this kind of negative happiness. As against
our troubled uncertainties, the Soviet program
for building up a complex of close-knit, pro-
Soviet eastern European states seems terrify-
ingly firm and assured and positive and tough
and mean.
What do we want in Europe? It might be
said that we want a Europe composed of na-
tions much like our own, free, independent,
democratic. That would indeed be a respect-
able program. But if we are following such a
program, we are doing it in a slovenly style,
leaving great gaps. We bolster the prestige
of fascist Spain, for example, a large country
in the heart of the democratic sphere.
WE DON'T in the least insist that governments
within our orbit be like ours. We are much
more inclined to demand that governments in
eastern Europe resemble our own, then that
governments actually within our range be re-
modeled nearer to our own conceptions.
We are not only against the Soviet program;
we are against all programs; we are, in gen-
eral, anti-programmatic.
The late President Roosevelt had a program
for Europe and the world. He wanted tariffs
to be cut. He wanted an international mone-
tary fund, to stabilize currencies and increase
the volume of trade. If you will look closely,
you will see that much of conservative opinion
in America opposes Roosevelt's program just as
hotly as it opposes Stalin's program. It is
against anybody's program. It is against pro-
Our relation with Russia is seriously troubl-
ed and distorted by this lack of affirmative
content in our own thinking. We don't want
what the Russians want; that's all right; but
we don't even want what we want. Not to
want anything is a kind of ideological night-
mare; yet a good part of American opinion
would be pretty wll content with the world
pretty much as it is, with the addition of a
couple of impartial umpires to keep it as
it is.
rIlHERE IS a desolate tone in much of western
thinking tody, desperate. lost and sullen;

we are heading into a first-rate crisis of faith.
It is easy enough to say that our problem is
Russia, but our problem is ourselves. If we were
busy, pulling the props from under Franco,
and assembling the Junkers and Nazis of Ger-
many for punishment and exile, we would not
be nearly so low in spirit; and we would not be
nearly so much concerned with what Russia is
doing in her acre. We can compete. But we
can't compete by doing nothing, or by setting
up doing nothing as a philosophy.
What hurts most about the current wave of
opposition to Russia is that it's so lazy. The
easiest way to make a political living is to be
against something; entire careers and national
policies can be based on accentuating the neg- I
ative. But it is a shiftless way to run a world
or half of one.
We can't expect the people of the world to
be for us because of our curly hair; it isn't
a good enough reason. And we are disturb-
ing the spirits of our own people too; one
can see it in the bemused way in which they
are reading their newspapers today, mutter-
ing and shaking their heads.
(Copyright, 1945, N. Y. Post Syndicate)

ONCE upon a time there was a pe
fectly lovely meadow that w
full of wild clover and blue-eyed gra
and some rather straggly alfalt
This was so becauseethe farmer wi
owned it hadn't seeded it in yea
so that he would keep on getting h
annual checks from the AAA, whic
was trying to keep food prices u
which was fine with the farme
Before very long the fame of th
idyllic field spread throughout tl
rodent-life of the county, and fro:
miles around the animals flocked t
the unmolested paradise until i
population per square foot rose t
an alarming figure.
Owing to the population surplu
there were frequent quarrels as t
who was rightfully entitled to wha
piece of land, and thenithe wrong
ed parties would call their rela
tives to support and defend them
and a dispute over a private boun-
dary would usually result in a
fierce and bloody battle. Every
once in a while one family would
become quite good friends with
another family, who would come to
each other's aid in case of strife,
and through such chains of friend-
ship there were a few occasions
when all the inhabitants of the
meadow were fighting over such
things as the boundary between
the property of a rather disreput-
able field mouse whom nobody liked
and whose family didn't usually
speak to him and a mole who was
so old that he lied before the war
was even half over-.
AFTER twenty or thirty generation,
had passed and the meadow so
ciety began to be quite well establish
ed and all the animals were accus
tomed to their suspicious, compet
itive way of life, an exceedingl
strange figure arrived upon the scene
He was a field mouse, and the small-
est and weakest of a litter of twelve
He was rather disagreeable, but even
though he was universally disliked
other mice would point to him grudg-
ingly and say, "You just watch that
mouse. He's got a good head on his
shoulders. He'll go places." And
he did.
Since he hadn't played with the
other little mice when he was little
he didn't like them very well, but
it made him so angry whenever he
saw a field mouse get the worst
of one of the frequent battles that
he determined that something
should be done. So he organized
a revolution and took over the gov-
ernment. "Things are going to be
different now," he announced in
his first public address. "From
now on no field mouse will ever be
beaten by a mole, or even by a
gopher!" And all the mice cheered
wildly. The new ruler organized
his revolutionists into a state mili-
tia, "so he could get things done,"
he said, forthwith put all the young
mice into the army, and made the
ones who stayed home contribute
half their earnings to buy weapons
with. The mice weren't too keen on
that, but no field mouse was ever
defeated thereafter, so they thought
he was quite a fine ruler and went
on cheering him.
AT THE TIME over in the center
of the rival colony there arose
quite an intelligent gopher whom
nobody thought very highly of be-
cause he spent most of his time com-
posing songs. When he heard about
what was going on over in the field-
mouse colony he immediately became
very much excited, and he made a
speech in which he said that it rep-
resented a dangerous trend and that
the gophers ought to prepare. But
since the gophers had always been
more muscular than the field mice
anyhow, and since there were actu-
ally a few MORE of them they knew
there was no real danger, they re-
fused to organize their resources as
the quite intelligent gopher suggest-
But an internal economic condition
arose which brought about an unex-I

pected twist of events. The terri-
tory was so crowded, and every go-
pher's liking ran to such lavish ex-
tremes that without anybody's real-
izing it the ground had become so
thoroughly undermined that the walls
of the houses were paper-thin. One
night when a blushing young wife
whispered in her husband's ear, he
went right to work digging out a
nursery, inadvertently removing the
last bit of soil that had been sup-I
porting the network so that the
ground caved in and all the gohpers
were killed.
Rejoicing that their way had
been thus smothered for them, the
field mice set out to conquer the
rest of the lesser animals, but in
the midst of their campaign they
had another revolution and were
thrust into partial subjection by a
group of allied moles.-

fIustrated by Licehl y
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"Air. Snodgrass may be (it and bald, hut he's a eaal patriot.
Hie simply showers me with War Bonds."



Publication in the Daly Official Bul-
letin is constructive notice to all mem-
hers of the University. Notices for the
Bulletin should be sent in typewritten
form to the Assistant to the President,
1021 Angell Hall, by 2:30 p. m. of the day
s preceding publication (10:30 a. m. Sat-
FRIDAY, MAY 25, 1945
VOL. LV, No. 156
School of Education Faculty: The
May meeting of the faculty will be
held on Monday, May 28, in the
University Elementary School Li-
brary. The meeting will convene at
3:15 p.m.
Gertz Department Store: Jamaica.
N.Y., are looking for people to be-
come members of theirsummer col-
lege board. Girls who are interested
and who live on Long Island may
obtain further information at the
Bureau of Appointments, 201 Mason
Saks-34th, New York City: need
students this summer for their col-
lege fashion board. Girls who are
interested may apply for more de-
tails at the Bureau of Appointments,
201 Mason Hall.
All War Activities Chairmen for
League Houses must turn in their
war activities sheets for April imme-
diately, and please have the May
sheets ready at the end of this
A cidentic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Charle
Olavi Ahonen, Physics; thesis: "A
Theoretical Evaluation of Norma]
Frequencies of Vibration of the Iso-
meric Octanes". today, East Council
Room. Rackham Building, at 7 p.m
EWT (6 CWT). Chairman, D. M.
By action of the Executive Board
the Chairman may invite member
of the faculties and advanced doc-
toral candidates to attend this ex-
amination, and he may grant per-
mission to those who for sufficient
reason might wish to be present.
Juniors, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts: Juniors-who wish
to apply for admission to the Senior
Honcrs course in English should file
letters of application) in the English
Office (3221 A.H.) not later than
Student Recital: Marian Cole Sieg-]
fried, contralto, will be heard in
recital at 7:30 CWT, this evening, in
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater. A stu-
dent of Hardin Van Deursen, Mrs
Siegfried has arranged a program of
songs by French, Italian, German.
and English composers. The public
is invited,
Student Recital: Lola Phyllis Craw-
ford, Mezzo-soprano, will present a
recital in partial fulfillment of thet
requirements for the degree of Bach-
elor of Music in Music Education at
7:30 p.m. CWT, Saturday, May 26.
in Lydia.Mendelssohn Theater. Miss
Crawford is a student of Hardin Van
Deursen. Her "program will include
groups of Italian, German and Eng-
lish songs, and will be open 'to the

torium. The program will include
compositions by Rimsky-Korsakov,
Berlioz, Moussorgsky, and Bach, and
will be open to the general public
without charge.
Student Recital: Virginia Zapf,
soprano, will present a recital in par-
tial fulfillment of the requirements
for the degree of Bachelor of Music
in Music Education, at 7:30 p.m.
CWT, Sunday, May 27, 'In Lydia
Mendelssohn Theater. A student .of
Hardin Van Deursen,' Miss Zapf will
sing compositions by Donaudy, De-
bussy, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms,
Wolf, and Carpenter. The general
public is invited.
Sixteenth Annual Exhibition of
Sculpture of the Institute of Fine
Arts: In the Concourse of the Michi-
gan League Building. Display will be
on view'daily until Commencement.
"Krishna Dancing with the Milk-
maids" an original Rajput brush
drawing with studies of the hands in
crayon. Also examples of Indiansfab-
rics. Auspices, the Institute of Fine
Arts, through May 26; Monday-Fri-
day, '1-4; Saturday, 9-11, CWT. Al-
umni Memorial Hall, Rm. B.
Exhibition under auspices of Col-
lege of Architecture and Design:
Architectural work of William W.
Wurster, Dean of School *of Archi-
tecture and Planning, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, and former
prominent architect of San Fran-
cisco.nMezzanine Exhibition Rooms
of the Rackham Building. Open daily
except Sunday, 2 to 5 and 7 to 10
p.m. through June 2. The public is
cordially invited.
Lveius Joda'y
Coffee Itour: Dr. Morris Green-
hut of the English Department
will be the guest of the Student Re-
ligious Association at the Coffee Hour
in Lane Hall this afternoon at 3
(CWT). All members of the student
body are invited to attend.
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
meet at 4:30 p.m., in Rm. 319 West
Medical Building. "Studies on the
Thyroid Gland with Radioactive Io-
dine" will be discussed. All inter-
ested are invited.
Graduate Council will hold a Mixer
tonight at the Rackham, 7-11 CWT.
Michigan Glee Club will sing. There
will be record dancing, entertain-
ment, games, refreshments, and a
Walt Disney film "South of the Bor-
der" at 7:30 CWT. Graduate stu-
dents and their friends are cordially
Architecture and .Design School
Party: Tonight from 8 to 12 p.m.,
Women's Athletic Building.
Coning y ep!ns
Luncheon-IDiscussion: Jack Muehi
will piesent a review of Lin Yutang's
book, "Between Laughter 'and Tears"
at 11:15 (CWT) in Lane Hall Satur-
day noon. Any students interest'ed
in this luncheon meeting are asked
to make reservations as soon as pos-
"Land of Liberty" will be presented
at 6:30 Saturday evening in the
Rackham Amphitheater under the
auspices of the University of Michi-
gan Bureau of Visual Education, the
Post-War Council, and Michigan
Youth for Democratic Action. There

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