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THE MICHIGAN DAILY WEDNESDA, AUGUST 20.,1

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Daily Calendar of Events
Wednesday, August 20-

4:05 p.m. Lecture.. "The Nature and Scope of Pupil Personnel Work."
Myers, Professor of Vocational Education and Guidance.{
High School Auditorium.)

George E.
(Univex'ity

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'Washington Merry-Go-Round
By DREW PEARSON andB ROBERT S. ALLEN

WASHINGTON-There was a good reason
why Lord Beaverbrook, dynamic Minister of
Supply, listed tanks as the No. 1 objective of his
visit to the U.S. He flew over largely to try to
persuade our Army chiefs to lend-lease him the
major share of our growing output.
There is sharp division in the Army over this.
Armored unit commanders have been champing
at the bit for the tanks now beginning to roll off
assembly lines. They need the equipment not
only to train their men and officers but to keep
up morale-which sags when modern war ma-
chines are missing or simulated.
Buck privates to generals have griped over
being forced to "play at soldiering." This was
one of the main causes for the strong sentiment
among citizen soldiers against extension of their
year's service. They could raise no enthusiasm
for continuing to train without equipment.
On the other hand, the General Staff believes
that it is far more vital to the immediate security
of the U.S. to let our tanks and other arma-
ment help hold off the Nazis 3,000 miles from
our shores.
The strategists contend that a U.S. tank is
performing infinitely more valuable service
knocking out Nazis on the torrid deserts of North
Africa, or the bloody steppes of Russia, than
using up oil in a training camp in Texas. They
favor sending most of our new tanks to Britain
for the present, and Beaverbrook's mission is to
clinch that argument.
British Need
The British need for tanks, particularly for
the latest type, 32-ton medium tanks, is ex-
tremely urgent.
It was lack of these that caused the rut in
Greece and prevents the British from taking
the offensive in Libya and on the continent.
Also, without medium tanks the British would be
in desperate straits should Hitler make his
feared overland move into Spain and Portugal,
across the Strait of Gibraltar and down the At-
lantic coasi of French West Africa to Dakar.
Thanks to the U.S., the British are well sup-
plied with light 12-ton tanks. So far they have
received about 500, together with spare parts.
r Only loss was one shipload of parts torpedoed
last month in the South Atlantic.
These light tanks have given a good account
of themselves. They are superior to similar
German and Italian types. But mounting only
50-caliber guns and lightly armored, they are
no match, as Greece and Libya have proved, for
medium Axis tanks.
The British have in operation only 160 of
their own new type mediums, and these are
being kept in England, to resist invasion. New
tank output by Britain's strained industry will
continue to be small. England must depend on
us to equip its rapidly expading armored
forces.4
That's why Beaverbrook is so hungrily eying
our mounting production of medium tanks-
fast, heavily armored, mounting 75-mm cannon,
and the most powerful of their kind.
By next month the new Chrysler plant in De-
troit alone will be turning out 450 a month.
Other firms will get into production in the fail
and winter, and by next sping tanks will be
rolling off assembly lines fast enough to equip
two divisions a month.
But in the meantime the big question is how
to divide those now being produced, between
U.S. and British requirements. Beaverbrook
hopes to return with the answer in favor of
Britain.
How We Do It (?)
Blair Bolles, Washington Star ace reporter,
was approached the other day by Yelverton
Garnett, an ex-reporter for The Star who said
he had been commissioned by the Navy De-
partment to find out where Pearson and Allen
got their news about the Navy and what naval
officers were responsible for leaks to the Merry-
Go-Round column.
Bolles, without a flicker of an eyelash, replied:
"Don't you know how it's done? It's done by a
network of bribery. They bribe messenger boys
and stenographers and elevator opeators. They
brie everybody. That's how they get their
news."."
"Really!" gasped Garnett, his eyes wide with
astonishment, and he rushed off to tell the

Navy.
Knox's Censorship
Ex-publisher, now sailorman Frank Knox has
been crabbing about newspaper publication of
navy news and issuing denials about the use of
American planes and vessels in patrolling with
(or accompanying) British ships.
Last week, however, a large advertisement ap-
peared in metropolitan papers stating that the
Secretary of the Navy viould tell in Collier's
Weekly about how an American naval officer
rode in the U.S.-built navy patrol bomber which
first sighted the Bismarck and contributed to
her sinking.

Lessons From Crete
There is an air-power vs. sea-power lesson
for the United States in hitherto secret details
of the battle of Crete which have now leaked
out. British warships damaged by the Nazi
airplane barrage over Crete are still being re-
paired in shipyards in Singapore and elsewhere
in the Pacific.
The Warspite, a 32,000-ton British battleship,
was struck by a torpedo in the bow, causing the
gasoline stored there to catch fire. Result was
that the entire front of the vessel was melted
or blown away. Thanks to its sealed water-tight
compartments, the big battle-wagon stayed
afloat. And with engines running in reverse,
she managed to back 'to Alexandria, Egypt,
500 miles away.
Then the stern of a merchant ship was riveted
on the bow of the Warspite and it limped through
the Suez Canal to Singapore. Singapore. how-
ever, was so busy repairing other British ships
damaged at Crete, that the Warspite went else-
where.
Isolationist 'Terror'
Senate isolationists, skilled in breast-beating
about the sanctity of free speech, appear to be
staging an organized drive to dry up the press,
radio and the movies.
First sign of this was the barring Qf Walter
Winchell and other anti-isolationist commenta-
tors by three Montana radio stations owned by
friends of Senator Burt Wheeler.
Next was the resolution introduced by isola-
tionist Senators Nye and D. Worth Clark to in-
vestigate "war propaganda" by the movies and
radio. Maneuvered to Wheeler's Interstate Com-
merce Committee, the probe has actually been
launched, though not approved by the Senate
or money voted for it. Wheeler has simply held
"public hearings" on the resolution-by a five-
man committee packed with four isolationist
cronies.
The latest whip-cracking came from isola-
tionist Senator Homer Bone of Washington.
E. L. Groome comments on "The Military
Spotlight" twice weekly over Station WWDC in
the Capital. Last Friday night he gave a mild
criticism of Lindbergh.
Five minutes later, Senator Bone telephoned
the radio station, peremptorily demanded the
manager and caustically bawled him out for
permitting Groome to "make such statements"
over the air. Bone declared it was an "outrage"
and ordered that a copy of the broadcast be on
his desk without fail the following morning.
Bone is a member of the Interstate Commerce
Commission., He also has an interest in a large
Seattle radio station.
Senator Caraway
The Shoreham terrace is the swanky, high-
priced rendezvous where lobbyists and debu-
tantes dance under the summer stars. Into this
scene one evening came the modest little figure
of Hattie Caraway, Senator from Arkansas. Hat-
tJe is not a debutante any, more, but she had
some young relatives visiting her and wanted to
give them a good time.
As the evening wore on, she was persuaded to
oin the group on the dance floor. Hattie is short
and her partner was six feet tall, but she kept
up the rhythm of the dance and enjoyed herslf.
After she had sat down, a voice called from a
neighboring table. It was her Senatorial col-
league, Tom Connally of Texas.
"I see you were dancing," said Senator Con-
nally.
Hattie smiled. "If that's what you want to
call it," she replied.
Merry-Go-Round
Politicos of both parties are watching with
keen interest the attempted comback campaign
~ of former Representative Tom Amlie of Wiscon-
sin, running for the seat of the late Representa-
tive Bolles. Reason for their interest is that
Amlie, a fighting Progressive, is making the race
as a Democrat, an experiment that if successful
will be followed in next year's regular primary
by a number of other Progressive Party leaders
who are fed up with the isolationist-appeasement
stand of the LaFollette brothers.

Commjes And Strikes
Before June 22 every strike in a shipyard or
munitions plant evoked a Communist scare.
"The Commies are back of it," said folks who
put two and two together and get a hundred.
Disciples of the old-fashioned doctrine that two
and two make four, and only four, found it diffi-
cult to believe that an insignificant pack of
crackpots and frustrates could stir up all that
trouble.
And moreover only a few of the American
Commies even know how to talk to workingmen'
-they do better in studio parties and campus,
wrangles than on the firing lines of industrial
warfare. But Stalin was Hitler's pal, and the

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SNPID
UStu
By Terence
SLIPS That Pass In The Type:
The -Michigan Daily reports on
Hank Greenberg and the draft:
The baseball star, who was se-
lected as the American League's
most outstanding player last year,
was less talkative. He told re-
porters he had nothing to say
about reports he would seek imme-
diate release from service is full of
Hopps playing baseball or football
or running or jumping.
The Michigan Daily, August 19
And him in the public eye, too!
* * *
ONLY one more cramming day un-
til finals.
So, as one of the many special
services of this column, I will pre-
sent here a few examples from my
own file of perfect comprehensive
final examinations, in the hope that
they may be of some slight aid to
you in preparing for your own finals:
ASTRONOMY 31
1.In which way are stars brighter
than they are?
2. How far?
ENGLISH 31
1. What is poetry and if you know
what poetry is, why in hell did
you take this course?
2. Discuss the following.
FORESTRY I
1. Poplars, quite naturally, will be
chopped down and will be
sawed up and will be utilized
as wood.
2. Go out and chop down the near-
est catalpa tree and enclose it
in your bluebook as an exam-
ple of your axhandicraft. Stu-
dents will not be allowed to
converse while out of the room.
And don't cut yourself!
PHYSICS 71
1. How did the world get along be-
fore the law of gravity was
passed?
2. If a sound is made which in-
creases in volume and then
stops, how many times may it
be Repeated?
3. If a squirrel runs froin one end
of the cage to the other, and
then runs to the other end,
doubling his speed each trip,
how long will it be before he
meets himself coming back?
ENGLISH 107
1. Nouns are, the names of any-
thing.
ENGLISH 165
1. Poetry is essentially a vocabu-
lary, just as prose is essen-
tially not. When?
ORAL PENMANSHIP
1. Leave vacant all the blanks in
the following questions.
MENTAL HI-JACKING-10
(This examination wa lost from
my files when the cat con-
sumed it. The cat later died.)
HISTORY II.
1. Battles are named because there
have been hills which have
made a hill in a battle. Dis-
cuss. Be brief but specific.
2. Outline concisely the course of
history from then to now, pay-
ing particular attention to the
period in between, and also
indicate thebtype of fauna in-
habiting the earth during that
age. Limit your answer to
50,000 words.
HISTORY OF ROMAN BAND
INSTRUMENTS 13
(This course omitted in 1940-41.-

ECONOMICS 51
1. The retail prise og sdferht wer
qwei in a sdferweter in 1931,
erwe wai wertertsd in 1940.
Discuss this statement briefly.
Be concise in all your answers.
2. Elucidate on the point pro-
pounded in Footnote 14 on
page 647 in Schlicter. Confine
your answer to five pages. Be
concise.
AND with these little aids to study-
ing, I leave you to your books.
Happy finals, people!
Ersatz Ersatz
We have surrendered our alumin-
um pots and pans, swept the counters
of silk, turned to plastics, adopted
plywood in place of metal and wood
where we could, expressed our will-
ingness to use silver instead of
tin for soldering, and otherwise re-
adjusted our mode of living because
of the shortage of essentials. If only
a change of raw materials were called
for, the problem of production would
be easier than it is. Manufacturers
know better. To substitute glass for
metal in decorative lamps is not so
easy. The plant that knows how to
handle metal knows nothing of melt-
ing, casting and working glass, nor
does it know where to turn for the
necessary new equipment in these
days of priorities. There is also the
problem of raw materials, particular-

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

Faculty, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and The Arts: It is requested
by the Administrative Board that all
instructors who make reports of In-
complete or Absent from Examina-
tion on grade-report-sheets give also
information showing the character of
the part of the work which has been
completed. This may be done by the
use of the symbolsE (A), X(D), etc.
E. A. Walter
Student Graduation Recital: Nellie
Boswell, Mezzo-Sopran'o, who is doing
graduate work in the School fo Music
thissummer, will present a recital in
partial fulfillment of the require-
ments for the degree of Master of
Music at 8:30 p.m. this evening in
the Rackham Assembly Hall. The
recital is open to the general public.
Doctoral Examination for Sholto
Marion Spears, Civil Engineering;
Thesis: "Psychological Factors in
Highway Design and Traffic Control
Problems," Wednesday, August 20, at
2:00 p.m., in 1224 East Engineering
Bldg. Chairman, R. L. Morrison.

The last carillon recital of the
summer session will be presented by
Percival Price, University Carillon-
neur, from 7:15 to 8 p.m., Thursday,
August 21, in the Burton Memorial
Tower. The program will consist en-
tirely of compositions by Professor
Price including a sonata for 43 bells,
a Canadian suite, and a ballet whicqh
was composed for a special perform-
ance in Ottawa, Canada.
Hopwood Contestants: All students
who have won prizes will be notified
by special delivery letter not later
than Thursday noon.
Contestants may call for their
manuscripts at the Hopwood Room
after five o'clock on Thursday or on
Friday from 9 to 12 or from 2 to
5:30. R. W. Cowden
(Continued on Page 3)

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