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Daily Calendar of Events
Monday, August 18-
4:05 p.m. Lecture. "Using Community Resources In Guidance Program." Harlan
C. Koch, Professor of Education. (University High School Auditorium.)
4:15 p.m. Lecture. Recital, Professor Joseph Brinkman and Mr. Beller. Rackham
Assembly Hall.
7:30 p.m. Duplicate Bridge. (Michigan League.)
8:00 p.m. Lecture. "Future of Anglo-American Relations." Mr. Geoffrey Crowther,
Editor of The Economist. (Rackham Lecture Hall.)
8:30 p.m. "The Gondoliers." (Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.)

Washington Merry-Go-Round



WASHINGTON-President Roosevelt person-
ally is credited with the idea of having Queen
Wilhelmina of Holland join him and Winston
Churchill at their floating conference off the
coast of Newfoundland.
However, the Queen, who is 62 years old and in
exile in England, at the last minute found she
was unequal to the rigors of a flight in a modern
bombing plane. They are not insulated for noise
and lack modern conveniences. And by that time
it was too late to take the Queen to Newfound-
land by warship.
The fact that she was invited highlights what
was the most important part of the conference -
jpint action against Japan. The Dutch East
Indies, with its wealth of tin, oil and rubber, is
the biggest prize of the entire South Pacific--
more important than Singapore, Thailand or
Australia The floating conversations off New-
foundland concentrated on the problem of block-
ing the Japanese drive to the Indies.
Roosevelt took with him to Newfoundland the
Navy's plan for its next tough move against
Japan-namely, invoking the articles of piracy.
This means that any Japanese merchant ship
carrying a gun would be considered a pirate and
be hauled in by the U. S. Navy unless in its own
home waters.
Since most Japanese merchant vessels now are
mounted with guns, in clear violation of the law
of neutrals, this means that the Japanese would
either have to dismount their guns, or keep their
ships at home, or else risk a brush with the U. S.
The whole tenor of the Roosevelt-Churchill
conversations was that there was no use experi-
menting with any more appeasement, that Japan
respected only armed might and would back
down a lot quicker if shown that combined might
by the United States and Great Britain.
Entertaining Royalty . .
Mrs. Louise Atwill, wife of the Hollywood actor,
recently kidded several cabinet members by call-
ing them on the phone in the guise of the Over-
seas Operator and saying that Winston Churchill
wanted to speak to them "reversing the charges."
The other day Mrs. Atwill got a telephone call
"This is the British Embassy,"-said a very Brit-
ish feminine voice over the phone. "I am speak-
ing for Lord and Lady Halifax. They would like
to know if Mrs. Atwill would care to give a dinner
for Prime Minister Churchill and President
Roosevelt. The Duke of Kent woud like to attend
"I'd' be delighted," replied Mrs. Atwill, recog-
nizing the voice. "And tell Lord Halifax that I'll
have a high-chair for the Duke of Kent."
The voice was that of Julia Chetwynd, niece of
Lord and Lady Halifax, who reported that the
British Embassy had been convulsed over the
fake Atwill calls to the Roosevelt Cabin t. Sec-
retary Ickes had refused to speak !to "Mr.
Churchill" if the call was collect.
Bubbling Beaverbrook . .
Lord Beaverbrook began a hectic day the min-
ute his plane landed in Washington, and one
thing which kept bothering him all day long was
a phone call from Ben Smith in Laredo, Texas.
The indefatigable Mr. Smith kept calling from a
pay station, telling British Embassy attaches that
he must talk to Beaverbrook. But they woudn't
connect him. . .. Reposing in Lord Halifax's lap,
a daschhund pup named "Franklin" attracted
as much attention as Beaverbrook when he posed
for the news-reels. The pup was a gift from Lord
to Lady Halifax, and,,got his name because he
came into their lives on Franklin Roosevelt's
birthday. ..: Lord Beaverbrook describes himself
as "the biggest borrower on the cuff youive ever
met", and as "the medium through which you
shower your benefits upon the British." . .. Cap-
tain Jimmy Roosevelt has been loaned by the
Marine Corps to Colonel William Donovan, Co-
ordinator of Military Intelligence, whose offices
are in the shadow of the White House on Penn-
sylvania Avenue.
Steel Showdown .
The OPM and the steel industry finally have
taken drastic steps to regulate supplies and in-
crease capacity, but it took all kinds of nagging
by the government to get them to do it.
One of the most spectacular of these nagging

sessions took place in the OPM board room re-
cently and was attended by Eugene Grace of
Bethlehem Steel; Tofth Girdler of Republic; Er-
nest Weir of Weirton; Irving Olds, new head of
U. S. Steel, together with Ed Stettinius, the old
head; Leon Henderson; Knudsen; and represen -
tatives from the Army, Navy and Maritime Com-
The steel manufacturers immediately put the
government representatives on the defensive with
the question: "Well, what Ito you want us to do?
Cut off all steel to the consumer?"

manufacturers, the Admiral gave them a dress-
ing down he might have given to his own sailors.
"I've been listening to you for two hours," he
said, "and I'm fed up with it. I don't know what
the fault is, or whose fault it is. But I do know
that the shipyards are four to six weeks behind
because they haven't got steel. And I also know
that if you fellows want to, you can correct that
"You've been talking about expanding your
plants. Now if you mean business, instead of
talking about it-expand."
Next day the steel manufacturers announced
their plan to build new factories and expand pro-
Note-Four shipyards were held up the other
day because steel plate had not been received on
scheduled time. Maritime commissioners pri-
vately accuse the steel companies of selling steel
to their old customers, the railroads, instead of
to the new war-baby shipyards-which because
of the lend-lease bill need it most.
Churchill Chaff . .
White House press secretary Steve Early kept
it to himself, but privately he was sore at the
bungliig of Churchill-Roosevelt press relations.
If they had left it to him, the result would have
been different. . . . American editors resented the
fact that first news of the meeting broke in Lon-
don. A lot of other Americans resented the idea
that news about their own President had to come
via the British censor. Roosevelt himself, not the
British, was to blame, but the British had to take
it on the chin just the same. . . . Another sour
note was the refusal of the U. S. Army to let
U. S. photographers take pictures of Lord Beav-
erbrook arriving at Bolling Field.... Chief result
of all this secrecy was public suspicion that a lot
of entangling alliances were knotted which prob-
ably were not knotted.
Said Secretary Ickes, announcing his intention
to take a vacation: "I need a rest, so I will leave
this job on my own feet. But I'll bet you that
just when I get to the West Coast, an oil short-
age will develop there" . . . Trust-busting Thur-
man Arnold is under heavy pressure to lay off
his proposed investigation of certain food, chem-
ical and heavy industries. On the other side,
Arnold is deluged with complaints from small
business men regarding monopolistic practices,
which, if anything, have grown worse during
the defense drive. . . . John L. Lewisites are
hugh-pressuring the White House to reappoint
Edwin L. Smith, left-wing member of the Na-
tional Labor Relations Board whose term expires
this month"

By Terence
then it's all over for Terence,
and I won't be too sorry, because I'll
go back home for the first time in
almost a year, and besides I don't
know what I'll put in those four col-
umns. But no use worrying about the
other three until I get this one, and
what am I going to compose my dis-
sertation on today?
Maybe I could write about Hank
Greenberg and how I think the
Fourth Estate is doing him sort of
dirty, or at least some parts of it,
by hashing up all this stuff about his
trying to get out of the army, some
of which may or may not be true.
On the other hand, Hank isn't being
too wise about the whole thing, with
the attitude he adopted toward re-
porters the other day in Detroit
when they tried to get a little dope
out of him, and the big dope told
them to get the hell out of the way,
which, is an attitude that won't do
him or anyone any good. There's one
thing about reporters: they can be
the best friends in the world and do
you a lot of good; but if you ever
cross one, watch out, for they can do
you a heck of a lot of harm. It pays
to stay friendy with them. But then
writing about Hank wouldn't be such
a good subject, would it, so I won't
write about it.
OR MAYBE I could mention a
headine that appeared in the Free
Press the other day:
War Economy May Strip Girls
Of All But Natural Comeliness
Which brings to mind the idea that
total war may have its compensa-
tions after all.
On the other hand, I could tell you
about the combination brawl-picnic
held by The Daily boys Sunday, and
was it a lot of fun. Loch Alpine, hot
dogs, gods of food, a baseball game,
and the proper liquid refreshments.
Highlight was the baseball game,
which Kelsey's Sluggers won, 9-8,
only they made up their own rules
as they went along, and kept score
themselves. Played the game on a hill
of about 40%, with trees not un-
sparsely scattered thereabouts, add-
ing natural hazards. Swell time had
by all, with only a few caualties, in-
cluding one busted pair of glasses,
the skin on my left arm which was
stripped therefrom when I tried to
go from home to first dn my stomach,
which they later told me wasn't the
proper way. Moitle burned her hand,
too, twhen she tried to catch a freshly
roasted marshmallow which dropped
off the stick, which also wasn't the
right thing to do.
THERE were of course refresh-
ments, which disappeared with
amazing alacrity. All of which went
to make a fine Sunday afternoon. .. .
But then I don't think I'll bother to
write about the picnic, which prob-
ably wouldn't interest you anyway.
In fact it seems hardly worth while
to write this column at all, being as
how there isn't anything to write
about,and besides after the picnic
I'm pretty tired, and I've got a hang-
over from the hangover I got, if that's
possible, so what the heck is the use
of even trying to write this at all.
So I won't write it.
and this willtake a great many years.
In either case, the continent of Eur-
even be able to fight successfully
against Heine, Mendelssohn, and Ein-
stein of his own nation.
What is more, he may not be able
to overcome his own Quislings in a
conquered Europe. If England ldoes
win the war against Hitler, it can
only be by exhausting his stock of
food and supplies and this will
take a great many years,

In either case, the continent of Eur-
ope is going to, be a shambles for
years to come. I believe that it is the
place of the United States to main-
tain her financial and spiritual in-
tegrity-and help the other nations
of the American continents to main-
tain theirs-by staying out of the war
and building at home, in preparation
for the time after the war when our
help in Europe will really be needed.
I object then, first, to the Y.C.L.'s
conclusion that we must enter this
war, but secondly-and perhaps more
vehemently-to the failure of the
Y.C.L. to meet the facts squarely. Its
hiedging of delicate questions and
confusion of issues is an obvious in-
sult to normal intelligence.
They say, 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 'fdgue -of
bad logic?'" That question answers
itself. If "a clear analysis of the So-
viet Union's policy and ways of life"
yields "'elaborate confusion,'" and
"'a fugue of bad logic'" then there
must be something that needs revi-
sion in the Soviet Union's policy and
way of life. And yield it it evidently
The Y.C.L. presumably represent
tle most advanced and radical type
of modern poitical thought. Hmph!
The only advance they have made is
a jump over constructive and logical
thought. Ideally the Y.C.L. repre-
sents a type of advanced political'


"The Gondoliers" will be presented
for the last time this evening. Tick-
ets at 75'c and $1.00 are still available.
The box office of the Lydia Mendel-
ssohn Theatre is open from 10 a.m.
until 8:30 p.m.
Fellowship of Reconciliation will
meet this evening at 7:30 o'clock to
finish discussion of the book "War
Without Viplence" by Krishnald
Shridharani. All 'are invited.
Duplicate Bridge: The final dup-

To all students having library
1. Students having in their pos-
session books drawn from the Uni-.
versity Library are notified that such
books are due Monday, August 18th,
before the impending examinations.
2. Students who have special need
for certain books after August 18th
may retain such books if renewed at
the Charging Desk.
3. The names of all students who
have not cleared their records at the
Library by Thursday, August 21st,
will be sent to the Cashier's Office,
where their summer's credits will be
withheld until such time as these
records are cleared, in compliance
(Continued on Page 4)




To The Editor:
Of all pusillanimous, pointless, pithless, ill-di-
rected drivel-"full of sound and fury and signi-
fying nothing," the last letter of the Y.C.L. easily
assumes first place. One cannot argue-even in
conversation, much less in print-with an ad-
versary who continually refuses to answer ques-
tion asked and then sets' up straw men and
knocks them down. A football game will have to
be stopped too, if one team, finding it can not
pierce its opponents' defense, pulls its line-up
over to theside of the field, where it can proceed
to the opposing goal-line without the hindrance
of a clash.
And the Y.C.L. objects because Mr. Heide
simply criticizes instead of offering a positive
course of action ! Indeed, and if there were not
so much ill logic and evasion in every sentence
penned by the national office of the Y.C.L. and
distributed broadcast to member organizations
to be published in student papers throughout
the country, one would not run out of space, time,
and paper before he finished the necessary criti-
cism (to say nothing of the possible criticism)
and would be able to proceed to a positive stand.
The Y.C.L. would have me confine my state-s
ment of a positive attitude to something that will
indicate whether I am for or -against the defeat
of Hitler. This is in-line with their usual policy
of confusion or over-simplification, and the mat-
ter is, indeed, not so simple. I stated before that
I think the United States is already committed
to active participation in the war, without indi-
cating approval or disapproval particularly. In-
deed, if I must now say so, I disapprove heartily.
(So what!)
I submit that the question of whether or not
Hitler is defeated is not even an important issue
-it merely serves as a convenient screen for
thnrnwhn ,sh to invrnva the Unitamci p. n

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