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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 1941

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Daily Calendar of Events
Tuesday, August 5-
4:05 p.m. Lecture. "Trends In Health Education." Mabel E. Rugen, Associate Pro-
fessor of Physical Education. (University High School Auditorium.)
4:15 p.m. Lecture. "Regional Aspects of World Recovery." Charles C. Colby, Pro-
fessor of Geography, University of Chicago. (Rackham Lecture Hall.)
5:00 p.m. Lecture. "The Development of a National Literature." Prof. Mentor Wil-
liams. (Rackham Amphitheatre.)
7:30 p.m. Beginners' Class in Social Dancing. (League Ballroom.)
8:00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge. (League.)
8:30 p.m. Concert, Faculty of the School of Music. (Hill Auditorium.) Hanns Pick,
'Cellist. Summer Session Chamber Orchestra, Eric DeLamarter, Con-
ductor. "A Capella" Choir, Noble Cain, Director.

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NIGHT EDITOR: EUGENE MANDEBERG
The editorials published in The Michi-
gan Daily are written by members of The
Daily staff and represent the views of the
writers only.
Hessolutioni:
The Best Yet.
H ESSOLUTION NO. 999,999% has
just been offered to the American
S reading public by Leopold Schwarzschild of the
Overseas News Agency and is by far the best
explanation yet put forth for the greatest mys-
tery of the war.
Far be it from us to pass judgment on his
story as being true; but it's the first we've heard
that we couldn't safely pass judgment on as
being either false or unlikely.
Every detail fits into place; every question is
satisfactorily answered. That's more than we
can say for any "Hess in the dog house" or
"peace plan' explanation previously advanced.
THE GIST of Schwarzschild's story is this: It
seems that 18 months before Hess' flight,
the Germans, using trickery, captured the chief
of the European division of the British Intelli-
gence Service and his assistant. The Secret
Service was enraged and planned revenge.
Their plan was to capture by some means a
Nazi or two who might be exchanged for the
prisoners. They aimed to do this by convincing
the Germans that a Scotch revolutionary move-
ment was under way and was seeking a German
alliance.
Quietly the Secret Service went to work, us-
Ing, among others, -the name of the Duke of
Hamilton without the latter's knowledge. The
Scotch were ready for revolution, wanted Ger-
man assistance, required only a favorable politi-
cal opportunity to proceed and would want as-
surances of German aid. Details would have to
be arranged with a German representative who
would come secretly to Scotland to see the Duke
of Hamilton.
T DIDN'T take much to convince the Nazis, as
the topic had long been one of wishful think-
ing for them. Scotland in arms against England
would provide the oppbrtunity Germany needed
to put a quick end to the Battle of Britain. Ber-
lin answered the "Duke of Hamilton" that per-
haps a German campaign against Russia would
provide the necessary political opportunity. The
Secret Service failed to see the implications of
that statement and went on with plans in utmost
secrecy, not even informing their government, a
perfect example of British muddlin'.
Hess was selected to go to Scotland and the
$ecret Service was informed that an envoy was
being sent, but not told who. He was to bail out
over a mared field near the Duke of Hamilton's
castle and let his plane glide on and crash else-
where. He would be met at the castle, make final
arrangements and send communications to Ger-
many in code via Ireland.
Two things went wrong with the plan. First,
Hess' plane crashed near him instead of in some
other section of the country. Second, Hess broke
his ankle and was unable to walk to the castle.
Therefore, he was capture by local authorities
wlo knew nothing of the plot but identified him
and the country was informed, while the Secret
Service, knowing of the plot, didn't know who
the emissary was.
BEFORE the Secret Service could get things
straight and tell the government what had
happened, Churchill promised he would question
Hess and report to Commons. When the Secret
Service found out what was happening Churchill
was informed and his wrath was unholy, for
Churchill realized the importance of the hinted

WASHINGTON-SCENE: Cocktail lounge of
Washington's swank Mayflower Hotel.
TIME: Late evening.
PERSONS: Bob McReynolds, isolationist Sen-
ator from North Carlina, and Major X of the
Quartermaster Corps.
The two men had been in the cocktail lounge
for some time and they were feeling no pain.
They had reached the stage of exchanging
gracious compliments with one another. Major
X threw an arm around Reynolds and congratu-
lated him for his isolationist stand.
"You're a great guy, Bob," cried the Major,
"and you're doing a marvelous job. I think
you're tops! You've got courage. You're in there
fightin'. Why, there's a hundred thousand men
backing you up."
"Get out!" replies the Senator from North
Carolina. "A hundred thousand men?-Better
make it a hundred million!"
Playing Politics
THE EXTENT to which party politics is being
played in Congress with vital problems of
national defense was graphically illustrated in
the House the other day.
For eight years the most persistent enemies
of the New Deal's labor laws have been the
House Republicans. Last Congress they voted
as a bloc to scuttle the National Labor Relations
Board and for years such party leaders as Repre-
sentatives Hoffman of Michigan, Coffee of
Nebraska, Taber of New York, Short of Mis-
souri, and Rich of Pennsylvania have filled the
Congressional Record with bitter fulminations
against labor reforms.
Following the outbreak of the leftist-led out-
law strikes in key defense industries, the Senate
overwhelmingly inserted an amendment in the
bill authorizing the discharge of selectees over
the age of 27, empowering the taking over of de-
fense plants when closed by labor disputes. The
provision was squarely in line with the labor
policies long advocated by the House GOP.
But when the proposal came before the House
the Republicans voted solidly against it on the
ground that it gave too much power to the
President.
A Republican Blast
SUCH GOP ANTICS drew a withering blast
from one of the most revered figures in the
party-William Allen White, the crusading sage
of Kansas.
In an editorial in his Emporia Gazette, titled
"To Kansas Congressmen," Mr. White read his
fellow Republicans a scorching lecture on pa-
triotism and concluded with the blunt warning
that if they didn't mend their ways the voters
will do it for them. The following are some
of Mr. White's pointed remarks:
"Dear Boys: You have been playing the game,
the partisan Republican game, on the foreign
policy of this country now for three or four
years. Nearly every vote you have voted has
been a minority vote. Come to your senses! ...
You have gone as far as you can on the Quisling
route. Watch out for a record vote which you
can never explain if this country is in war in
1942 and particularly if this country is losing
ground in the war because you have torn our
armed forces to pieces by your vote when war
was threatened.
"It is all right to be good Republicans and it
is all right to hold your job, but boy. Take an
old man's advice: When the folks know that
you want your jobs worse than you love your
country, you'll lose your jobs!
"Yours in affection,
"W. A. W."
THERE WAS no affection in the reception of
the Kansas GOP congressmen to Bill White's
advice. The boys were burned up. They sput-
tered all over the Republican lobby in sizzling
wrath.
But their ire was really funny, because while
fuming in the private recesses of the cloakroom,
not one of them dared give public voice to his
anger. To a man they were afraid to reply to
Editor White's 'scorching castigation.
Note: Only member of the Kansas congress-
designated to interview Hess. Instead of the
Duke, a Secret Service man saw Hess and con-

vinced him that the English government was
still in ignorance of the Scotch revolutionary
movement, which was ready any time Germany
was. Hess sent a message in code to Germany as
planned.
WHETHER Hess' message to Germany had
finally anything to do with the declaration
of war on Russia Schwarzschild doesn't venture
to guess. Nevertheless, this story has one element
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men to whom White's blast did not apply is
Representative Jack Houseton, Democrat from.
Wichita, a militant non-isolationist.
Wheeler's Post Cards
FMIL HURJA, partly one-time statistician for
the Democratic National Committee, is boast-
ing how he supplied the list by which Senator
Wheeler sent out a million post-cards against
Roosevelt's foreign policy.
Emil carries in his pocket a sample of the
list he supplied Wheeler. It reads: "White, W.
L., Co. C. 8th Int. Ft. Scriven Ga." This is one
of the names Secretary of War Stimson origin-
ally cited to show that Wheeler was trying to
sway the minds of soldiers.
RUT Hurja claims that both he and Wheeler
were innocent in sending the mail to army
camps and that he can prove it in terms of rose
bushes. For under the name, printed above, ap-
pear these symbols: "A48WS9-3Au4 1."
Hurja explains that "3Au4l" means W. L.
White took a three-year subscription to the
magazine Womans World to expire Aug. 3, 1941.
The other symbols mean that in return for tak-
ing a three-year subscription he received a
bonus of three rose bushes.
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By Terence 4
A Modern Drama,...
A DRAMA of modern medicine and flight was
unfolded here Sunday: a drama of the
saving of a boy's life by a last minute plane
flight of 250 miles to one of the world's most
complete hospitals and an operation by one
of the world's foremost brain surgeons.
The first act curtain went up 12 days ago
when six-year-old Kenneth Abrahams, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Morey Abrahams, Detroit, was
thrown from a horse at Camp Walloon, near
Charlevoix. The boy's foot was caught in the
stirrup, and the horse dragged him several yards.
ON that first day Dr. Max Peet, University of
Michigan brain specialist, flew to Charle-
voix, attended to the boy while anxious parents
awaited. And for 11 more days those anxious
parents paced the corridors of Charlevoix Hos-
pital while young Kenneth remained uncon-
scious from a severe brain concussion.
Sunday Dr. Peet returned to Charlevoix, saw
that an operation was necessary to save the
boy's life. But the operation had to be per-
formed in Ann Arbor, at the University Hospital,
250 miles away. There was but one way to get
the boy here: by plane.
IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE to charter a private
plane, but finally a United States Coast
Guard amphibian was found, permission secured
to fly the boy here in it. The plane was quickly
revamped into a hospital plane, and the un-
conscious lad, on a stretcher, was placed in the
cabin. Only a nurse and the pilot accompanied
him on that hurried 250-mile flight, which was
made in the very fast time of one hour and a
half.
In Ann Arbor, the boy was rushed to a pri-
vate room in the Hospital, was soon on the oper-
ating table under the knife of one of the world's'
most skilled brain surgeons. The mother and
father Sunday night awaited in the dim corri-
dors of University Hospital: awaited the word
that their son, unconscious for 11 days, suffer-
ing from a severe brain concussion, was to live.
TODAY the boy is resting easily, after the re-
sources of modern science had combined to
save his life. And the 11-day strain is broken
for the parents, thanks to a United States Coast
Guard plane and the skill of modern medicine.
* * *
THUS a story of heroism and drama: quite a
common story, one you see in the newspapers
almost every day.
And yet if you'd stop to think about it it
means a lot more than just the drama in it,
even more than the saving of one boy's life. It's
a story of humanity, of one side of a many
faceted civilization. Planes here for mercy and
life-saving; across the seas for death and de-
struction.
I wonder how long you'll be able to make that
distinction . . . how long before we'll stop using
our planes for mercy flights and begin using

LETTERS
TO THE EDITOR
To the Editor:
"WHOEVER fights Hitler any-
where is on the right side of
this conflict. We intend to help them,
particularly the Soviet Union," said
Harry Hopkins during his Visit to
Moscow. At the same time, Presi-
dent Roosevelt praised the brilliant
defense of the Soviet Union against
aggression. Neither one of these gen-
tlemen stopped to make claims of
"tyranny and dictatorship" or to
question the motives of the Soviet
Union in the Finnish campaign. A
united front against fascism is abso-
lutely necessary today. The accusa-
tions of Mr. Heide only serve to split
such a front, which is represented
chiefly byrtheAngle-Soviet pact.This
pact does not imply an acceptance
of "Soviet ideals and doctrines." Mr.
Churchill took care to emphasize the
fact. Mr. Hopkins and Mr. Roose-
velt obviously hold similar views. Yet
none of these gentlemen give comfort
to Goebbels by suggesting that sup-
port of Russia's fight against Hitler-
ism is more apprehensive than Fin-
land's support of Germany. How-
ever, until Mr. Heide advocates a
positive course of action instead of
simply criticizing, we will be unable
to tell whether he is for or against
a defeat of Hitler.
IN ADDITION to a plea for a united
front against Hitlerism, is it so
surprising that the YCL, which be-
lieves that socialism has been ob-
tained and is in full growth in the
Soviet Union, should seek to explain
that country's previous foreign pol-
icy and explain "Soviet ideals and
doctrine?" We could not be "intel-
lectually honest" if we did not seek
to supplement a united front with a
clear analysis of the Soviet Union's
policy and way of life. Is this such
an "elaborate confusion" or "fugue
of bad logic?"
To answer Mr. Heide's three "em-
barrassing" question in order: 1)
Presuming that the means of pro-
duction are owned in common, does
not a desire for further territory and
means of production constitute im-
perialism? No, because imperialism
implies the existence of capitalism,
with its competition and widening
markets, and capitalism is deter-
mined by the private ownership of_
the means of production. The USSR
has no capitalists. When new coun-
tries join the Union, as did the Baltic
states, the people cannot be exploited
or enslaved because of the nature of
socialist economy.
2) The forced entry of the Soviet
Union into the war has changed the
imperialist character of the war. The
USSR is not an imperialist country.
Moreover, it is the largest country
in the world. Its allies must of neces-
sity be affected by its own aims in
the war. The USSR is fighting for
the defeat of Hitler as well as for
the protection of its own borders. If
Hitler is defeated the Soviet Union
will have a definite say in the reor-
ganization of Europe, and such reor-
ganization will not be dependent up-
on imperialist policy. The tremen-
dous growth of anti-Hitler activity
in conquered countries since the at-
tack on the USSR is further proof
of thehfeeling among European peo-
ples that the present British-Soviet
cause is a just one and capable of
producing real freedom for all. While
the Soviet Union was at peace, she
was able to build her reserves for
help in any future attack. Her ef-
forts to stem the Nazi tide while
Britain and America were still ap-
peasing Hitler and ignoring Spain

were genuine contributions to the
peace of Europe. When these pre-
war struggles proved fruitless after
the colossal betrayal of Munich, the
USSR did everything in its power to
keep the war from its own doors. The
existence of this great nation at
peace was a bulwark against aggres-
sion at our own back door and an
inspiration to the peace struggles of
the people of Europe. It was too
great a threat to Hitler, however,
and so, counting upon further ap-
peasement support in the "democ-
racies," which up to this moment he
has not received except from the
Lindberghs, he launched his attack
on the USSR.
THAT IS WHY, Mr. Heide, the So-
viet Union's cause has been just,
both in war and in peace. But don't
forget, war and peace have a direct
relation. It would be ridiculous to
support any country's struggle with-
out an analysis of the situation both
in peace and in war. Take Finland,
for instance. Many are inclined to
scoff at the idea that Mannerheim
was a fascist tyrant before the pres-
ent Soviet-Nazi war, that Finland
was a mere pawn in the hands of
imperialists, both German and Eng-
lish (the Munich set who wished to
turn Hitler against the Soviet Union
back in 1939). Poor little Finland,
indeed. Her people have suffered for
the sins of her leaders. To say that
Finland has joined the Nazi coalition
under terrific pressure is true, but
only fifty percent of the truth. So-
viet Russia saw the Nazi pincers clos-

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" All Notices for the Daily Official Bul-
letin are to be sent to the Office of the
Summer Session before 3:30 p.m. of the
day preceding its publication except on
Saturday, when the notices should be
submitted before 11:30 a.m.
Tickets for the "Mystery Cycle" to
be given in- Hill Auditorium on Sun-
day night. August 17, by the Depart-
ment of Speech and the School of
Music, are now available at the Sum-
mer Session office (1213 A.H.), the
Speech Department office (3211 A.H.)
the School of Music, the Michigan
Union, the Michigan League, and the
Mendelssohn Theatre boxoffice.
Admission will be by ticket, but
tickets will be distributed free as long
as they last.
At the Phi Delta Kappa luncheon
this noon at the Michigan Union, Dr.
Fritz Redl will speak on, "A Case of
Research, Service and Leadership all
Rolled into One-A Report on a
Michigan Institution." Members are
invited to bring guests.
Record Concert for Graduate Stu-
dents and others interested will be
held Tuesday, August 5 in the East
Conference Room of the Rackham
Building at 8:00 o'clock. The fol-
lowing program will be played: Bee-
thoven, Concerto No. 3 for piano,
Wagner, excerpts from Die Walkure,
and Bloch, Schelmo.

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Faculty Concert: Hanns Pick, Cell-
ist; the Summer Session Chamber
Orchestra, Eric DeLamarter, Con-
ductor; and the A capella choir, Noble
Cain, Director, will present a concert
at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 5, in
Hill Auditorium. Dr. DeLamarter and
Dr. Cain are members of the School
of Music Guest Faculty and Professor
Pick is a member of the regular
Faculty of the School of Music. This
recital will be open to the general
public.
The Burton Memorial Tower will
be open for visitors during the noon-
time playing of the carillon between
12 noon and 12:15, from Monday,
August 4 through Friday, August 8.
This will be the last opportunity dur-
ing Summer Session to see the caril-
lon being played.
Schedule for Film Evaluation. Room
1022 University High School. August
5, 2:30-4 p.m. "Finding Your Life's
Work" (Bus.) Sound 2 Reels. "Switch-
boards Old and New" (Bus.) Sound,
1, Reel. "Light Waves and Their
Uses" (Phys.) Sound, 1 Reel.
Episcopal Students: Tea will be
served this afternoon in Harris Hall
from 4 until 5:30 p.m. All Episcopal
students and their friends cordially
invited.
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seizing Leningrad by plunging across
the Karelian isthmus.
AT the same time, these precau-
tionary measures demonstrate
the falsity of the argument that the
Soviet-German pact was one of eter-
nal love and mutual understanding.
During the Finnish war, the USSR
aimed at protecting herself not from
the puny butcher Mannerheim, but
from a far more imposing enemy,
Nazi Germany. At the outbreak of
this latest phase of the war Von Rib-
bentrop thoroughly scotched the
"communazi" invention by stating
that the Soviet Union had sent Ger-
many few important supplies for its
war machine and that German com-

space, we suggest that he read the
Dean of Canterbury's Soviet Power,
and that he read closely the dis-
patches coming from Russia written
by such veterans as Erskine Cald-
well and Walter Duranty. Even the
German communiques are revealing!
Russian "anarchy," to use Mr. Heide's
word, has indeed built up a powerful
industrial system, it has provided
the world with the sight of an army
which can hold Hitler's fully pre-
pared, blitzkrieg legions for six weeks
and many more to 'come, besides an
entire people firmly united behind
their government in the defense of
their country. If this be "anarchy"
-! Mr. Heide remarks upon "Ameri-
can democracy (whatever that may
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