THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, NOV. 19, 1944
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ONE of the best plans to come out of this war
has been the opportunity for education of re-
turning veterans, both men and women, of the
Army and Navy.
Extensive plans have already been made
throughout the country and it has been called
the largest adult education program ever con-
ceived and effected in our country. These plans
have been divided into four phases: The Unit
School, Army Technical School, Army Univercity
Study Centers, and the utilization of certain
foreign universities formerly frequented by
American students in peace-time study pursuits.
here before, surveys have shown that only
4.6 per cent of people in the United States
were college graduates but with the plans
now being conceived everyone returning
from the war will have a chance for higher
education. This has been mainly brought
about through the passage of G.I. Bill of
Rights and various preparations of state
New testing plans are under way in colleges
and schools for crediting entering veteran-stu-
dents based on new special examinations worked
out in cooperation with the University of Chi-
cago, the examinations evaluating achievement
in both specific subject and technical fields. The
coordination of all these G.I. plans will provide
a stop-gap to the manpower demands for men
and women n the upper educational levels and
simultaneously will give continuity to our na-
tional educational pattern.
Even for those men and women now in the
service self-teaching texts have been worked out
with the American Council on Education, and
110 colleges and universities.
Realizing that veterans will return to
school under the handicap of having been
away a long time and being out of the reg-
ular routine of study, flexibility, rather than
softness in administration of admission
standards and individualized curriculum
after entering, is being planned.
An individualized curriculum stimulating
alertness, vigor and a capacity toevaluate evi-
dence will serve to get the veterans back into
the swing of studying and along with this side
a plan of unobtrusive supervision and develop-
ment of initiative in handling veteran education
is being developed.
The success of the G. I. Bill has already been in
evidence throughout the country in schools
where veterans are entered. More than 600 vet-
erans have already been registered in courses
offered by The New York City Board of Educa-
tion and at this University more than 100 vet-
erans have taken advantage of their new op-
Let us hope that when the war is over
every schooi will offer educational ad-
vancement to the veterans and that there
will be no opportunity for demagogic groups
to exert undue influence over the fate of
A CORDING to an official announcement
By DREW PEARSON
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 - If Vice President
Thomas Marshall were alive today, he would
reaffirm what he said in Woodrow Wilson's day
-that "what this country needs is a good five-
Looking over the aftermaths of the late cam-
paign, its rancor and its political wounds, this
columnist suggests that what this country needs
is a good Dolly Gann social war-something to
take our minds off politics.
Now if Mrs. Henry Wallace could just be per-
suaded to get into a row with Mrs. Harry Tru-
man as to who should sit where at dinner, we
would all have something to talk about. If only
Senator Truman could be persuaded to issue a
statement that, as Vice-President-elect, he con-
siders it the prerogative of his wife to enter the
dining room ahead of Mrs. Henry Wallace! Then
we could begin to forget our troubles.
Things weren't so tense in the Hoover Ad-
ministration, and folks weren't thinking so
hard about war and politics. But even so,
Vice President Charlie Curtis patriotically
came'forward with an official announcement
that his half-sister Dolly Gann, was entitled
to sit ahead of the wife of the Speaker of
the House of Representatives, Mrs. Alice
Roosevelt Longworth. And Mrs. Longworth
patrioticaly did her bit by boiling over with
The country had a marvelous time and nobody
worried about anything else for weeks.
Hair-Pulling Contest .,.
Mrs. Truman and Mrs. Wallace also are patri-
otic people, and they might give this idea serious
consideration. They ought to consider seriously
the fact that we have had too much rowing
among quarrelsome old men. Governor Dewey
has emphasized it, the columnists have written
about it. It's an old, old story. So what we really
need is a good hair-pulling contest between two
It is true that Mrs. Wallace and Mrs. Tru-
man are good friends. But they can put
friendship in the background for the good of
the country. It is true also that Vice Presi-
dent Wallace, despite what must have been
bitter disappointment for him at Chicago,
swallowed his personal feelings and went
down the line for Roosevelt and Truman like
the good sport and real gentleman that he is.
But despite that, we think the Truman and
Wallace families might well put patriotism be-
fore personal affection, and do something for
Entertainment for Nation .. .
Furthermore, t has never been decided yet
where a Vice President and a Vice-President-
elect should sit at dinner in relation to each
other. Hitherto, one of them was usually out in
the sticks and didn't come to Washington until
Inauguration Day. They never came to grips at
the dinner table. But now, we are faced with
the fact that, in the Senate, Henry Wallace will
sit on the dais and preside, while Senator Tru-
man will be down on the Senate floor looking up
That doesn't seem right. Here is the Vice-
President-elect who has been chosen by the peo-
OUR trade with foreign countries shows some
evidence of becoming a two-way street
again, a consummation devoutly to be wished if
the years ahead are to bring real plenty for
America and the world. This means more than
lend-lease in reverse, which is essentially an
anomaly of war supply; foreign countries need
to ship us goods for civilian use, the proceeds of
which can be used for goods or services for them,
if there is to be a real stimulation to that multi-
lateral interchange which benefits all.
Imports recently received from Italy may be
a harbinger of this implementation of an econ-
omy of plenty. The Foreign Economic Admin-
istration reported the other day that these ship-
ments, worth about $1,500,000, included wine,
perfume, oils, briarwood, red squill (a powerful
rat poison) and argol. FEA says these will be
followed by "increasingly larger shipments."
That even Italy, whose economy was
gutted by the retreating Nazis to the point
that each month we ship her tens of thou-
sands of tons of food and clothing for her
distressed eviian population, can resume ex-
porting, speaks well for the recovery ca-
pacity of a prostrate people.
The Combined Chiefs of Staff and the Theater
Command have not yet deemed it opportune to
permit private trade with Italy, so the Allied
Commission bought the goods on the spot and
shipped' them to the U. S. Commercial Co., a
former RFC subsidiary now under FEA, as its
agent. Private trade channels will be employed
"to the fullest extent that is possible and prac-
ticable" in distributing the merchandise.
This should prove a useful step. The words
Secretary of the Treasury John Sherman
used some six decades ago, in quite another
connection, apply to international trade:
"The way to resume is-to resume."
-St. Louis Post Dispatch.
ple-with the help of Hannegan, Kelly and
Flynn-and he should not have to sit on the
Senate floor looking up at the man he has edged
out of the Vice Presidency.
Of course, Henry Wallace always gets
tired presiding over the Senate after the
first hour and usually turns the gavel over
to somebody else, frequently to Harry Tru-
man. But this isn't good showmanship. It
isn't right. It doesn't help entertain the
After all, the American people have something
coming to them. They have really taken it on
the chin. They have argued, yelled, listened to
the radio, read the columnists, and finally voted
in the toughest election since Abraham Lincoln.
This campaign actually was much harder on
them than on the candidates. The candidates
only had to make the speeches. The American
people had to listen.
So they deserve reward. And we think it is up
to the Vice President and Vice-President-elect
It used to be said that the Vice President
was the diner-out of every Administration.
But in these war days, when manpower is
short and everyone is doubling up on work,
the Vice President should take on the extra
job of being the chief diverter of the nation.
We hope the Truman and Wallace fam-
ilies' patriotism will be equal to it.
(Copyright, 1944, United Features Syndicate)
D nic s
COMMUNTY is a prime condition of human
freedom. Without community, personality
stagnates, virtues sicken, interests shrivel and
action dies. Because of this, the studied accept-
ance of obligation is basic to life. Hence the
train, the club, the chapter, the home, the
church. He only can really live who takes on
responsibility, sets about serving others and im-
merses himself in that stream of attainment
which we call society. So extreme are certain
modern philosophers in the realization of this
fact that they declare God to be interdepend-
ence. He is not primarily creator nor sustainer
nor the configuration of man's ideals nor the
power which gives unity to the whole, including
persons, groups and movement, but God is mu-
tual support. Such is the extreme theory. (Read
Whitehead, Wieman or Meland.)
Regardless of the truth or falseness of
that philosophy of religion, it tends to bring
the transcendent Deity in from His abode
beyond time and outside history. In thus
making us sensitive to the familiar phase of
life itself, one becomes aware of the binding
necessity of community. We may well ask
about four spheres of loyalty? For example,
two men trust each other, and friendship re-
sults. In the glow of it, personality deepens.
However, this community which two or more
by great care finally created just by loyalty,
one can destroy. Then both personalities
Again, where a family is created by the shared
affection of a man and a woman, community has
its chance to flower and to complete personality.
But it is a very sensitive affair. It is not neces-
sary that both persons abdicate. But one per-
son needs to desert or despoil the relation and it
becomes instantly as dead as if never born. One
can destroy what two persons through delicate
prolonged behavior brought into being.
The same is true in the community called com-
merce. The money owner and a banker agree.
While each contributes that function perculi-
arly his to offer, all is well and personal commer-
cial living goes on with ease, even beauty. How-
ever one can default. It is not necessary for
both the bank and the depositor to fail. One can
kill what two make alive.
A similar example is seen in the nation. When
a political plan becomes my civic home and I
become a citizen, two of us have obligated our-
selves, the state and the citizen. In that trans-
action, a type of freedom is made possible on
conditions which the state must sustain and I
must honor. However, it all goes to pieces either
when that civic unit fails me or when I weaken
in the performance of my civil obligations, how-
One always has the freedom to destroy
that community in which alone he can really
fully develop. Here is the pathos of a demo-
cratic system. Freedom of this civic type
being germane to security is germane to per-
sonality. Therefore, every language dramat-
ically has put a premium on loyalty and as
dramatically has affixed invidious titles to
each transaction which prevents commu-
nity. In the repudiation of mutual obliga-
tion, the friend becomes and ingrate, the
mate descends to deserter, the client be-
comes a thief and the citizen turns traitor.
Community creation is not a luxury but a
necessity. In that creativity alone can per-
sons find the freedom essential to spiritual
growth and domestic tranquility.
Edward W. Blakeman
University of Michigan.
Counselor in Religious Education
(Editor's Note: All letters submitted tou
the editor for publication must be signedd
by the writer. Servicemen must havep
letters approved by their commandingn
I read the article by Malcolm Bin-9
gay to which you refer in your Nov-
ember 16 Daily. My impression wasb
that Mr. Bingay contends that the
radio is not shackled and that the.r
New Republic contends it is.r
Unless Mr. Bingay's article differedr
in the Free Press delivered to Mr.
Rosenberg, author of the Pendulum
which contained the headlines, "Bin-
gay Considers U. S. Radio Shackled,"
Mr. Rosenberg is all wet.
Let us quote: The New Republic-
"No one can doubt that the ownersa
of most of the radio chains and in-t
dependent stations would have fav-t
ored Dewey in this campaign if they t
had dared." "Luckily for the people1
however, they exist by sufference of
the Federal Government which allo-
cates wave lengths and they are1
therefore compelled to maintain neu-l
trality." In other words, they are
Now let us quote Mr. Bingay in his
article: "There is not one instance
wherein the Roosevelt administra-
tion has ever attempted in any way,
shape or form to coerce, intimidate
or even influence any radio station
to give it an advantage on the air."
"Never at any time in our history
was there more complete freedom of
speech and freedom of press." Where
are the shackles? -Joseph Little
Thought . .
HITLER, Himmler and Co. are
reported to be using sailors on
the battlefield. This is an admiral
The way the new offensive is
going, we can just hear the Nazis
giving the command, "To the
This is a stern situation.
Reichsmarshal Goering is said to
be playing Nero as the Allies get
nearer and nearer. There's no place
to roam so he Romes.
A judge rules that horse racing
in Michigan is unconstitutional.
It seems that horses are for
gamboling, not gambling.
Sixth war bond drive starts to-
morrow. Campus Bond Belles will
attempt to pilot the campus over the
target yelling, "Bonds Away!"
SUNDAY, NOV. 19, 1944
VOL. LV, No. 17
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School of Education Faculty: The
Novemberdmeeting of the faculty
will be held on Monday, Nov. 20, inI
the University Elementary School
Library. The meeting will convene
at 4:15 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, Nov.
23, is a University holiday. All Uni-
versity activities will be resumed on
Friday, Nov. 24. Nov. 30 will not be
Sixth War Loan Drive:
1. During this Drive, War Bonds
may be purchased from students of
the Junior Girls' Project, called
"Bond Belles," who will canvass all
parts of the University. You will re-
ceive an official receipt from these
canvassers for the order and pay-
ment. If requested, arrangements
can be made to deliver the bonds
to your offee.
2. You can tall for a "Bond Belle"
to take your order by phoning 2-3251,
extension 7. Bonds will be on sale
at the cashier's office, University
Hall. Orders by campus mail can be
sent to Investment Office, 1,00 S.
Wing, University Hall. This latter
office will be glad to answer ques-
tions about the various bonds avail-
able during the drive or the proced-
ure for purchasing them (University
3. Checks should be made payable
to the University of Michigan. Please
print or type names and addresses U
-University War Bond Committee. o
Special Payroll Deduction for War
Bonds: For the Sixth War Loan
Drive arrangements can be madet
with the payroll department to maker
a special single deduction for the
purchase of -War Bonds from salary t
checks due on Dec. 29 only. This1
would be over and above the regulart
deductions under the payroll savings1
plan. Those wishing to use this
method should send written instruc-
tions to the Payroll Department re-
garding the amount of the bond and
names and addresses in whicn itf
should be registered. Deductions can
be made only in the amount of $8.75E
or multiples thereof. Instructions
must reach the Payroll Department
not later than Dec. 15. War Bond
purchases made by this method will
be counted in the drive.-UniversityE
War Bond Committee.
The University ruling restricting
the use of motor vehicles applies to
airplanes as well as to motorcycles
and automobiles. Students who are
taking flying instruction or who an-
ticipate operating airplanes are
therefore requested to apply for per-
mission to do so by calling in per-;
son at the office of the Dean of Stu-
dents, Room 2, University Hall. A
letter of approval from parents will
be required, unless the student is
self-supporting and entirely inde-
pendent of his family.
Faculty, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts: Attendance re-
port cards are being distributed
through the department offices. In-
structors are requested to report ab-
sences 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 46 of the 1944-45 ANNOUNCE-
MENT of our College.
Student Organizations which wish
to be reapproved for the current
school year should report their offi-
cers at once to the Dean of Students,
Rm. 2, University Hall.
Fraternity and Sorority Presidents
of groups which maintain houses on
the campus, or which formerly main-
tained houses, should apply to the
Office of the Dean of Students at
once for a blank for listing current
Social Chairmen are reminded that
requests for all social events must be
filed in the Office of the Dean of
Students on the Monday before the
event. They must be accompanied
by writtenacceptance from two sets
of APPROVED chaperons and in the
case of fraternities and sororities, by
approval from the financial adviser.
Approved chaperons may be 1) par-
ents of active members or pledges,
2) professors, associate professors or
assistant professors, or 3) couples
already approved by the Office of
the Dean of Students. A list of the
third group may be seen at any time
at the Office of the Dean of Stu-
Eligibility Certiflcates' Certificates
of eligibility for extra-curricular ac-
tivities can be isued at once by the
Office of the Dean of Students if
each student will bring with him the
latest blueprint or photostat copy of
Notice to All Sophomore and Sec-
ond Term Freshman Engineers: En-
gineering Council elections will be
held within three weeks. Those in-
terested must hand in petitions to the
Secretary's Office, Rm. 259, West
Engineering Building, by noon of
Wednesday, Nov. 29.
Petitions must include the candi-
dates qualifications, suggestions for
Engineering Council activities, grade
point average, and fifteen signatures
of members of the same class as the
candidate's. In addition, Freshmen
should include a complete list of
their first term grades.
University Lecture: Dr. J. R. Kline,
Professor and Chairman of the De-
partment of Mathematics at Uni-
versity of Pennsylvania, will give a
lecure on "A Definition of Sense on
Closed Curves with Applications" on
Wednesday, Nov. 22, in Rm. 3011
Angell Hall at 4:30 p.m.
Make-up Examinations in Eco-
nomics 51, 52, 53 and 54 will be given
Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 3:00 p.m. in
Rm. 207 Economics. Any student ex-
pecting to take these examinations
should receive permission in advance
from his instructor.
A Make-up Examination in History
has been scheduled for Nov. 24, 1944,
at 4 p.m., in Rm. C of Haven Hall.
Students who plan to take a make-
up examination should consult their
instructor in advance as it is neces-
unofficially will forfeit their privilege
Af continuing in the College.
Students, College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts: No course may
bq elected for credit after the end of
the third week of the Fall Term.
Nov. 25 is therefore the last date on
which new elections may be ap-
proved. The willingness of. an indi-
vidual instructor to admit a student
later does not affect the operation
of this rule.
College of Literature, Science and
the Arts, Schools of Education, For-
estry, Music and Public Health: Stu-
dents who received marks of I or X
at the close of their last semester or
summer session of attendance will
receive a grade of E in the course
or courses unless this work is made
up by Dec. 2. Students wishing an
extension of time beyond this date in
order to make up this work should
file a petition addressed to the ap-
propriate official in their school with
Rm. 4, U.H. where it will be trans-
Robert L. Williams
Willow Run Survey: Sociology
students interested in surveying the
Willow Run Area during the two
weeks immediately after Thanksgiv-
ing will meet in Rm. D, Haven Hall
on Monday, Nov. 20 at 4:00 p.m. for
To All Male Students in the College
of Literature, Science, and the Arts:
By action of the Board of Regents,
all male students in residence in this
College must elect Physical Educa-
tion for Men. This action has been
effective since June, 1943, and will
continue for the duration of the war.
Students may be excused from
taking the course by (1) The Uni-
versity Health Service, (2) The Dean
of the College or by his representa-
tive, (3) The Director of Physical
Education and Athletics.
Petitions for exemption by stu-
dents in this College should be ad-
dressed by freshmen to Professor
Arthur Van Duren, Chairman of the
Academic Counselors (108 Masoh
Hall); by all other students to Assis-
tant Dean E. A. Walter (1220 Angell
Except under very extraordinary
circumstances no petitions will be
considered after the end of the third
week of the Fall Term.
Alpha Kappa Alpha women will
hold a meeting at the Michigan
League this afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Room will be posted on the bulletin
board. All sorors are invited.
Avukah, Student Zionist Federa-
tion, will hold its annual freshman-
transfer tea, this afternpn from
three o'clock to five o'clock p.m. at
the B'nai Brith Hillel Foundation,
730 Haven. All students, faculty
members, and servicemen are invited.
USO Junior Hostesses': There will
be a required meeting of Junior
Hostesses in the Auditorium of the
Ann Arbor High School on the cor-
ner of State and Huron Streets,
today at 4 p.m. UNLESS YOU AT-
TEND THIS MEETING WE WILL
ASSUME THAT YOU ARE NO
LONGER INTERESTED IN CON-
TINUING YOUR MEMBERSHIP IN
Wesleyan Guild meeting at 5 p.m.
Prof. George E. Carrothers will speak
on the subject "Becoming Christian
and Staying That Way." Supper and
fellowship hour following the meet-
Prof. Frank Huntley will speak on
"Japan and Its People" at the Inter-
national Center this evening at, 7:30
Inter-Racial Associateon will spon-
sor a buffet supper at Aillel Founda-
tion, tonight at 7:30. Faculty and
students are cordially invited.
Monday Evening Drama Section of
the Faculty Woman's Club will meet
7:45 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20, at the
library of the Unitarian Church,
located at the corner of State and
Senior Society. There will be a
meeting of Senior Society on Tues-
day, Nov. 21 at 5 o'clock. Any mem-
ber unable to attend please call Cor-
nelia Groefsema at 2-2591.
Sigma Eta Chi: The first meeting
is to be held on Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m.,
at Pilgrim Hall and will those who
cannot come please call Carol Macha
La Sociedad Hispanica will hold an
organization meeting on Tuesday,
Nov. 21, at 8:30 in the Michigan
League. A short program of Mexican
popular music has been planned and
officers for the year will be chosen.
All students and servicemen inter-
ested in participating in the activi-
ties of the club this year are urged
to be present.
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
be held at 4:15 p.m. on Nov. 22, in
Rm. 319 West Medical Building. "The
Those Loyal Order of Knights of the
Nebular Hvoothesis Turkey Roffe I
Don't tell the Pilgrim Fathers how
you got the turkey... Besides this is I
By Crockett Johnson
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