THE MICHIGAN DAILY
'.[ U SI3A Y, 'EI3RUAI ' 12, 1946
FoU1~ TUESDAY, FEBRUARY~ 12, 1948
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Homage to Lincoln
WITH MALICE toward none, with. charity
for all, with firmness in the right, as God
gives us to see the right.
LINCOLN was not a common man; he was,
rather a rare uncommon man who worked
for the common man.
Lincoln - in his time solved, with great suc-
cess, the pressing problems of his day-preser-
vation of the Union and ameliorating the con-
ditions of the slaves, as did President Roosevelt
solve his pressing problems-depression, the
coming of the war and actual war conditions.
Both men were taken from their office when
the country needed them most, when people
felt that there would never be another states-
man who would be able to carry on their work.
Time has proven the contrary in Lincoln's case;
- time will prove the same now.
The strength and determination of these
men is part of the strength and determina-
tion of the American people.
It has been truly said of Lincoln by Walt
"This dust was once the man,
Gentle, plain, just and resolute, under
whose cautious hand,
Against the foulest crime in history ever
known in any land or age,
Was saved the Union of these States."
J OHN STELLE, national commander of the
American Legion pulled an unwarranted
boner last week when he attacked Gen. Omar N.
Bradley's conduct of the Veterans' Administra-
tion. He charged that the Veterans' Adminis-
tration was suffering from a tragic breakdown,
and he placed all the blame on the shoulders.
of Gen. Bradley.
Stelle may have proof that the Veterans' Ad-
ministration is not functioning like a clock. But
what he didn't bother mentioning is that Gen.
Bradley took over when the whole thing was in
a state of chaos, and that chaos was the rem-
nants of the administration of Gen. Hines. Gen.
Hines was a strong Legionaire and never re-
ceived any criticism from his brethren.
Stelle said that what the Veterans' Admin-
istration needed was a "seasoned business
man." He suddenly discovered that the Vet-
erans' Administration needed a business man
after Gen. Bradley and the Veterans' Ad-
ministration refused to locate a hospital in
thse exact section of Decatur, Illinois, that
Stelle wanted it located.
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, President Tru-
man, Charles G. Bolte, and some Legion com-
manders have come to the defense of Gen. Brad-
ley. They assert that he has done a magnifi-
cent job, that whatever is bad in the Veterans'
Administration is what has not been cleaned
out from the administration of Cen. Hines.
The Legion was the watchdog of the Veterans'
Administration when Gen. Hines ran it. They
proved their worth then. Gen. Bradley is doing
Sa good, efficient job, and the Legion doesn't
approve of him. They resent him because they
can't manipulate him like a puppet.
Industry Hoard ing
To the Editor: '
THIS is a comment on a "letter to the editor"
in Saturday's Daily, signed by Gene C. Dar-
nell. In it he takes issue with an editorial by
Eunice Mintz in which she outlined the hoard-
ing policies of manufacturers. Her contention
was that manufacturers are warehousing much-
needed civilian goods in order to take advantage
of the gornment tax carry-back plan, and a
the same time to build up the already heavy
demand for their merchandise. Mr. Darnell's
unwarranted optimism and ignorance of the
ruthless machinations of big business are things
he would do well to dispense with. The dollar
sign is big business' coat-of-arms.
According to a UP dispatch on the front page
of the Feb. 9 Detroit News, the Civilian Pro-
duction Administration has uncovered the fol-
The National Association of Hosiery Man-
ufacturers reports that two Pennsylvania nylon
manufacturers alone were holding 2,100,000
pairs of hose on Jan. 31. The same source re-
ports that in New York, where nylon produc-
tion jumped from 7,366 dozen pairs in De-
cember, 1944, to 1,551,000 for the same month
last year, 72,000,000 fewer pairs were shipped
in 1945 than in 1944. And while many stores
are out of shirts (as most men have found
out lately) CPA reports that two (only TWO)
shirt manufacturers had 870,000 shirts on
hand Jan. 31.
Look at the figures, Mr. Darnell, and see
if you still think that stock-holders run the
businesses they invest in.
Request for Discussion
To the Editor:
I WONDER how any intelligent man can in-
dulge in such a waste of space in your Daily
as Mr. Sentius does (Feb. 1) to repeat his mis-
conceived and ill-founded ideas.
In spite of the proof of participation by the
common man in Oriental Civilizations such as
Mohen-je-Daro, Mr. S continues to moan about
the poor lot of the common man in those civili-
zations. What a love for the common man!
I wish the Dutch had shown such a love in
practice in Java. Then, I am sure Mr. S would
not have required such frivolous statements to
defend the Dutch Rule.
Mr. S states that in Java the Dutch use reve-
nue only for sanitary and education purposes.
Is it really true? Then after 170 years of effort
Java should have been the healthiest place an
her literacy percentage highest in the world.
But their own statistics show quite the reverse.
John Gunther describes the Dutch Rule as the
Big Loot of Asia, and national income figures
of Holland show that nearly 25 percent of the
total income was received from Indonesia in
dividends and interest, while the same year the
total income of 95 percent of the Indonesians
was only 12 percent of their National Income.
(Amerasia Nov.) The statistics tell the real
The absence of logic and want of reason
reach their peak when Mr. S argues that the
present Indonesian leaders will waste public
money for their own glorification because the
medeival rulers built nonutilitarian buildings.
What kind of logic is this? Does he believe
that serfdom and slavery will return to Europe
as in Middle Ages? Moreover, is he aware
of the fact that most of these leaders had
their education in Holland? What kind of
education is there, that teaches to squander
public funds? I quote his own countryman
J. H. VanWilk (NEW LEADER, Nov. 24) who
says, "We knew many of the In1onesian-
leaders too well to be misled by the false
rumors spread by Netherlands Govt. and the
Reaction. Hatta, the vice-president of the
Republic was closely associated with us as a
student in Holland . . . He was a victim of,
Dutch 'Democracy.' For 12 years he was in
exile, banished from Freedom and from his '
homeland by the Gestapo methods of Dutch
Imperialism, employed against the whole In-
In reply to Mr. S's question as to why people
of Asia failed to preserve their Civilizations, I
suggest that he should study history of the
World Civilizations, particularly, the theory of
cycles in Civilizations as propounded by Speng-
ler in his book DECLINE OF THE WEST. Prof.
C. E. M. Joad writes in his article "Future of
"Reflecting upon Spengler's theory and the
archeological discoveries that seem so convinc-
ingly to illustrate, one is tempted to wonder
whether there may not be some fundamental
flaw in human nature which, while permitting
man to raise his life to a certain level, forbids
him to maintain it at the level reached for more
than a certain time. Why should we suppose
that our own civilization is immune from its
operation? What is there so particular wise,
Victory L oan
Be as determined to help put the Victory Loan
Bond drive over the top as were the men who
made victory possible.
virtuous about us that we should succeed when
many have failed?" He goes on to describe how
the growing disparity between power and wis-
dom and our sheer inability to control the power
placed at our disposal have put us within a
measurable distance of destroying our own
I think that a panel discussion on the
question of Indonesian Independence will give
a better opportunity to all interested, and
therefore I request SOIC and any other or-
ganizations on the campus with aim of pro-
moting international cooperation, to arrange
such a panel and invite Mr. Sentius to pre-
sent his views and show why Indonesians
should not get their independence.
I'D RA THER BE RIGHT:
Hiding Our Cake
By SAMUEL GR.AFTON
DRIED EGGS are cherished in Britain, which
alone is enough to describe the fix that
country is in, and the one item in Food Min-
ister Sir Ben Smith's new austerity program
which has most aroused British resentment has
been his stopping of dried egg imports. Sir Ben
has dropped purchases of this delicacy from us
because the cost comes to $140,000,000 a year,
and he does not have the dollars. Check, but
by one of those frantic coincidences which some-
times add a fillip to the commentating life, it
turns out that our own government had to start
a new program of buying surplus dried and
frozen eggs on our home market to prevent a
price collapse on the very day on which Sir Ben
made his sad announcement.
At this point we go straight into Alice in
Wonderland; we cut off lend-lease to Britain
to save money; that stops Britain from buying
our eggs; now we find we must spend money,
anyway, to buy eggs we don't want, and we
triumphantly finish up out-of-pocket for eggs
which are to be kept in storage in a hungry
There is a bit of the Alice in Wonderland touch
about many aspects of our American food sit-
uation. We start with the odd fact that we
have never eaten more than this year, in a world
which has never eaten less. We go on to the
even odder fact that, because of President Tru-
' man's new program for saving grain, we are
going to eat still more. We shall feed less
grain to our livestock in order to have more to
send to Europe; the immediate effect must be
a large increase in slaughter and a correspond-
ing increase in our meat supplies over a period
of at least several months.
Later there may be a shortage, but for a
time there will be a great plenty; and some-
how it does not make sense that our period of
plethora should coincide with the darkest
weeks of Europe's hunger year, the lean tag-
end of winter. Obviously, we should resume
meat rationing so that the coming spurt' of
surplus in America may help to rescue the
world, instead of being only a surplus in a
0THERWISE the surplus will happen in Amer-
ica without happening in the world. There
are some of us, of course, who like it that way,
who want to make of America a sealed chamber,
in which a story takes place that has no rela-
tion to the world story.
Mr. Edwin A. Hall of New York, for example,
after listening to Mr. Truman's promise to ex-
port wheat, has tried to block him by rushing
into the House with a bill which would ban all
American wheat and flour exports during any
period in which there was not enough at home
to keep our bread a dead white in color, of
purest ray serene.
Mr. hall probably has no doubts whatever
that he is being innocently and patriotically
selfish, and avid for the national good; yet
this kind of thinking kicks back against our-
selves, in the Alice in Wonderland fashion
described above, and, in the end, hurts our
interests rather than defends them. This is
the kind of approach which, by cutting off
lend-lease to Britain, and by holding up the
$3,750,000,000 British credit in Congress, has
forced Britain to stop buying our dried eggs,
so that we must now buy them ourselves, and
fill our closets.
It has forced British ships to stop using the
Panama Canal, whenever possible, to save a fev
dollars in fees (but at the cost of burning a
great deal of extra coal, which the world des-
perately needs; ah, how connected everything
is!) And it has now set the British to talking
about banning American motion pictures to save
some $67,000,000 a year, desperately needed for
food, and perhaps American tobacco also, to
save another $70,000,000.
What price national selfishness which
produces these odd and obscure offshoots?
And there are no sealed chambers, and the
world is round, and it is one, and all the walls
are porous; and the destiny of mankind is a
common destiny, and it is not worthwhile to
eat a little more at the cost of convincing the
world for fifty years to come that we refused
to share its story; and these are matters to
think about before we adopt the policy of
hiding our cake and bricking ourselves in to
(Copyright, 1946, N.Y. Post Syndicate)
By DREW PEARSON
WASHINGTON.-Now that General
Marshall is in China, the man
President Truman leans on most for
military-naval advice is White House
chief of staff Adm. William Leahy.
Even on some foreign affairs prob-
lens, Truman is inclined to take
Leahy's advice almost more than that
of his Secretary of State.
For that reason, what Leahy tells
Truman today regarding Russia is
important. The other day, Leahy
went in to see his chief and said to
him in substance:
Mr. President, I told Franklin
I:ocsevelt in 1937 that the time to
prevent war was then. If he didn't
stop the Jas then,.F said, we'd find
ou.r. elves fighting on two fronts
later, with ruch greater loss of life
and a war that would drag on for a
"Mr. Roosevelt, who was a very
great man, agreed with me and
tried to stop Japan. But there were
others around him who believed in
appeasing Japan and who held him
NOTE - Actually Admiral Leahy
went much further than indicated
above in trying to stop Japan. When
the Japs sank the U. S. gunboat
Panay and the British gunboat Lady-
bird, he urged and implored Cordell
Hull that then was the time to sur-
round Japan with the American and
British navies (the British not then
being engaged in any European war)
and cut cff from Japan cotton, oil,
copper and scrap iron. This, Leahy
estimated, would bring Japan to her
knees in three months. Hull's State
Department advisers, however, were
frightened and he ruled against
"I am an old man," Leahy con-
tinued his advice to Truman. "1
have been in this naval-diplomatic
game for a long time. And I have
a record that will holId up against
that of anyone else. And I warn
you now, Mr. President, that if we
continue to appease Russia we will
be up against the same situation
wo faced between 1937 and 1941,
with eventual war.
It won't come right away, but it
will come in five years. The Rus-
sians can be our friends, but not if
they think they can get away with
everything; not if they think they can
walk all over us. They are now in the
aggressor's seat, and only a firm but
friendly hand can stop them.
"Two ardd one-half nations came
out of this war as leaders-the U.S.
.. * at the Michigan
Errol F'lynn and Alexis Smith in
"San Antonio"; a arner Bro-
thers production, directed by David
"San Antonio" is most everything
a good Western should be. It's loud,
fast, knows a good panorama shot
when it sees one and has a villain
with a genuinely superior leer. It
takes its gun fights and red plush
saloons seriously and in its efforts
to satisfy its clientele it stops short
only of having one of the characters,
remark, "They went thattaway,
The Texas Chamber of Com-
merce must have written Miss
Smith's dialogue. At one point she
interrupts one of those welcome-
home-veteran ballads to deliver an
oh-so-dreamy monologue on the
beauties of the Texan landscape.
Der touching little laudation asks
the audience, among other things,
if they have ever smelled sage-
brush in full bloom. We must con-
fess we haven't, but we're sure it's
every bit as delightful as she
would have us believe.
. . . at the State
Joan Leslie and Robert hutton
in "Too Young to Know"; a War-
ner Brothers production.
and the U.S.S.R., with Britain a poor
third. We can't play Britain's game,
but we can't appease Russia. If we do
we will have war."
NOTE-President Truman also
has been greatly worried over the
Russian situation, though he is in-
clined to play along with Secretary
Byrnes for a while and see whether
the conciliatory policy Byrnes
adopted at Moscow will get results.
ECRETARY of the Interior Ickes
may be death on Ed Pauley, but
he is also death on rats. Most people
don't realize it, but he is supposed
to be chief rat killer to the nation-
or rather the Rodent Division of his
Wild Life Bureau is.
It was Ickes' men who developed
the deadly new rat poison, 1080,
which, however, will not be distri-
buted to the public. A Polish chem-
ist discovered 1080 while working
on poison gas. With the invasion
of Poland, he escaped to London
and turned his invention over to
the Allies. It is not patented.
Ickes has farmed out 1080 to the
Monsanto Chemical Works in St.
Louis, the only company now making
it. It will not be sold to the public
for fear of killing cats and dogs. The
poison is so strong that if a cat or
dog gnaws at a rat killed by 1080,
it in turn dies.
Farmers who have had their grain
crops seriously depleted by rat in-
vasions are rather critical of Ickes'
policy of withholding 1080. Grain
losses from rats every year runs into
several millions of dollars. And while
Secretary of Agriculture Anderson
is urging conservation of grain, rat
poison which would save thousands
of bushels of grain is being withheld
from the public.
(Copyright, 1946. Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1946
VOL. LVI, No. 75
Attention All Students: Registra-
tion for the Spring Term
By action of the Conference of
Deans, all students are required to
register for the Spring Term at, and
no later than, the time announced in
the Registration Schedule. Late reg-
istrations will not be permitteql by the
administrative authorities of the sev-
eral units, except in the case of vet-j
erans who have not been in residence
for the Fall Term. Students must pre-
sent their identification cards at the
time of registration and must file
their registration material them-
selves, not by proxy.
The reason for this requirement ih
the unprecedented demand which the
enrollment for the Spring Term wile
make upon the educational resource.
and the housing facilities of the Uni-
versity. Because of these conditions
it is absolutely essential that regis-
tration and classification be com-
pleted according to schedule.
Dr. Frank E. Robbins
Assistant to the President
Room Assignments For English 2
Final Examination on Tuesday;
Feb. 19, 2-4 p.m.
Avalon, G. Haven; Austin, C. Hav-
en; Bertram, 2003 AH; Bromage, C.
Haven; Calver, 205 MA; Chase, 225
AH; Dice, G. Haven; Engel, 215 Ec.;
Fletch~er, 205 MH; Fogle, 2082 NS;
Fullerton, C. Haven; Gram, 215 Ec.;
Greenhut, 102 Ec.; Hawlkins, 2231
AH; Hayden, 205 MH; Jenks 231 AH;
Kearney, 2082 NS; Merewether, 2235
AH; Needham, 2235 AH; Norton, 231
AH; O'Neill, 215 Ec.; Ogden, 3056 NS;
Peterson, 4208 AR; Plumer 3017 AH;
Riepe, 2054 NS; Robertson, 2029 AH;
Schroder, D Haven; Schroeder, 1035
AH; Stevenson, 35 AH; Stimson, 2219
AH; Weimer, G Haven; Wells, 3056
NS; Welsch, D Haven; Wolfson, 231
Abel, NS Aud.; Boys, NS Aud.; Ev-
erett, NS Aud.; Huntley, NS, Aud;
McCormick, NS, Aud:; Morris, NS
Aud.; Pearl, NS Aud.; Rayment, NS
Aud.; Sessions, NS Aud.
SMembers of the faculties and staff
are urged to return at once the War
Service Questionnaire sheets, with the
information requested, to the Univer-
sity War Historian, Michigan His-
torical Collections, 156 Rackham
Anyone who has not received a
copy of the questionnaire may have
one by calling extension 583.
rium (enter rear doors) instead of in
the usual place.
"Alexander Nevsky" recordings will
Choral Union Members will please
call for their courtesy pass tickts for
the Schnabel concert on the day of
the performance, Wednesday, Feb.
13, between 9:30-11:30 and 1:00-
4:00, at the offices of the University
Musical Society in Burton Memorial
Students, College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts: Students are
requested' to conserve the supply of
College Announcements by using for
the spring term the copies issued to
Them last fall. The large supplemen-
tary edition which was printed is al-
most exhausted. Any remaining new
copies must be issued only to students
Who have not been in reside.nce for
,he fall term.
Food Sanitation Instruction: A
,eries of two illustrated lectures for
'ood-handlers will be given by Mel-
aourne Murphy, Health Service Sani-
ation, in 'the Lecture Room of the
Jniversity Health Service on the fol-
Lecture I-Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2:00
p.m. (to 3:30 p.m.)
Lecture II-Thursday, Feb. 14, 2:00
).m. (to 3:30 p.m.)
All persons concerned with food
service to University students are
isked. to attend, unless they have at-
ended a previous series. A certificate
mill be given to those who satisfac-
orily complete this short course of
Other interested persons are in-
ited. As attendance must be limited,
thone the Health Service (24531)
French Lecture: Professor Arthur
U. Dunham, of the Department of
Iistory, will offer the second of the
>eries ofeFrench lectures sponsored
)y the Cercle Francais, on Thuzrs-
lay, Feb. 14, at 4:10 p.m., in Room D,
alumni Memorial Hall. The title of
'us lecture is: "Les ides d'un philos-
>phe francais sur la pedagogie aux
Individual audiometric examina-
ions for students will be given at the
University Speech Clinic, 1007 East
luron Street, Tuesday, Mar. 5. Ap-
;ointments from 8:00 to 4:30 may be
nade by calling the Speech Clinic,
Extension 589. Such an examination
s a preliminary requisite to enroll-
nent in the i niversity lip reading
Mass, which will be held at the Speech
'linic at 4:00 Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday of the sec-
Chemistry Colloquium will meet on
Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 4:15 p.m. in
am. 303 Chemistry Bldg. Dr. Mar-
3hall Cronyn will speak on 'The
'hemistry of Penicillin.'
Seminar in physical chemistry will
.Meet on Thursday, Feb. 14, in Room
410 Chemistry Building at 4:15 p.m.
Dr. L. G. Schulz will speak on "Dis-
[usion of Neutrons in Carbon. All in-
terested are invited.
Choral Union Concert. Artur
Schnabel, pianist, will give the ninth
concert in the Choral Union Series,
Wednesday evening, Feb. 13, at 8:30,
in Hill Auditorium. His program will
consist of piano compositions by Bach,
Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert.
Michigan historical Collections:
"Early Ann Arbor." 160 Rackham.
Open daily 8-12, 1:30-4,:30, Saturdays
Exhibition, College of Architecture
and Design: Motion Picture Set De-
i is onrn nArmy Pictoria Service films
After one reel of this little number,~---
anyone in the audience over twelve Seniors who wish to be eligible to
years of age will be too old to care. contract to teach the modern foreign
To paraphrase Sheridan Whiteside languages in the registered Secondary
only slightly, Miss Leslie should go Schools of New York State are noti-
off and read the life of Sarah Bern- fled that the -required examination in
hardt and discover how unfitted she French, Spanish, German and Italian'
is for her chosen profession. will be given on Friday, Feb. 15, at
-------- 1:15 p.m., in Foom 100 Romance
d Language Building.
The textbook lending library needs
Books for all current courses in'
A lot of people are looking at alot
of books they never want to see I
again as soon as the final is over.
The textbook lending library
would be a fine place for them.
By Crockett Johnson
Attention February Graduates:
College of Literature, Science, and
the Arts, School of Education, School
of Music, School of Public Health -
students are advised not to request
grades of I or X in February. When
such grades are absolutely imper-
ative, the work must be made up in
time to allow your instructor to re-
port the make up grade not later
than noon, March 1. Grades received
after that time may defer the stu-
dent's graduation until a later date.
Directed Teaching, Qualifying Ex-
amination: All students expecting to
do directed teaching next term are
required to nass a qualifving exami-
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Your Fairy Godfather merely closed his eyes. To
visualize the drama inherent in The Decline and
Each character part must be typed out
immediately. Or. . . we won't be able