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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, JU

4, 1941

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Daily Calendar of Events
Friday, July 4-
8:30 p.m. "Much Ado About Nothing," by William Shakespeare. (Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre).
Saturday, July 5-
8:00 a.m. Excursion No. 2-A Day In Detroit. Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit.
Detroit Public Library, tour of Belle Isle, Fisher Building, Inspection of Radio
Broadcasting Station WJR, and Detroit Zoological Park. Round trip by bus.
Reservations in Summer Session Office, Angell Hall. Trip ends at 5:30 p.m.,
Ann Arbor.
8:30 p.m. "Much Ado About Nothing," by William Shakespeare. (Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theatre.)
9:00 p.m. Social Evening. (Michigan League Ballroom).

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Editorial Staff
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Harry M. Kelsey
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Albert P. Blaustein
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Florence Shurgin

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.
Democracy At Home
Is Necessary Too
NOW THAT PRESIDENT Roosevelt
has cast the collective die placing
us irrevocably in the war on the side of-Britain,
it is becoming increasingly more important for
the people of this country to divert their
thoughts to the question of democracy at home.
Certainly there are few real Americans who
would like to see again the suppression of civil
liberties which occurred here during the World
War and the tremendous wave of post-war re-
action which followed. Surely now is the time
to guard against such conditions.
MOST OF US are pretty well agreed that, com-
pared to other nations, we have a high de-
gree of democracy in the United States. Public
sentiment, as revealed through opinion polls,
has in addition indicated that most of us would
be willing to fight for that democracy-to de-
fend it against fascism, communism, etc. And
all Americans should realize that once democ-
racy is lost this country will no longer be worth
fighting for.
SINCE THE BEGINNING of our history, with
certain notable exceptions, of course, the
United States has been opposed to totalitarian
governments and opposed to those types of
governments which have stifled the freedom
of speech, religion and the press. Yet we have
ourselves in the past suspended the right of a
writ of habeas corpus, we have censored our
newspapers and magazines, we have forbidden
instructors to teach what they wished .to teach,
we have halted legitimate strikes by force and
we have been too hasty to convict individuals
for so-called "seditious" activities.
IN THIS critical world today we must be more
careful than ever to preserve the liberties we
possess and, if possible, even extend our civil
liberties. We should welcome criticism of our
system as a means of helping us to improve it.
We should oppose any type of legislation which
would result in the curtailment of the right of
any man to speak or write his mind-no matter
what his doctrine. And we must, above all,
steadfastly refuse to place the label of "un-
American" upon our citizens who are striving
to retain all of the rights and privileges which
we have been taught to cherish.
--Albert P. Blaustein
Spies Remained Free
Too Long... .
WITH SPIES bound to be at a premi-
um in time of stress it seems rather
odd that so much publicity surrounded the tak-
ing of 29 Sunday in the United States. Even
though it is only in time of actual war partici-
pation that wholesale arrest of spies is practiced,
one cannot but question the "two years of work
on the case" which culminated in this round-
up by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
CHIEF HOOVER contends that it was this
deliberate work over such a length of time
which enabled his men to take in such a "large"
group of offenders at once. And yet there was
enough proof all along for his men to know
they were on the right track. By letting these
spies continue their work and by substituting
worthless knowledge for the information they
were purportedly carrying across the ocean, the
FBI evidently hoped to stall off the catch long,

WASHINGTON-Just what Capt. .James
Roosevelt reported to his father regarding
his recent war trip, is their secret. But if it
was anything like the report Jimmy gave to his
superiors in the Marine Corps and the Navy
Department, it was definitely pessimistic regard-
ing British morale and organizational ability.
One story he told was of the British attack
on Solum, the Axis outpost on the Egyptian bor-
der in the Libyan desert. The British attacked
Solum last month believing that it was defended
largely by Italians.sBut the Germans immediate-
ly came to the rescue with anti-aircraft guns
mounted on trucks. These guns fire with great
rapidity and tremendous power. -
Result was that the British tanks were terribly
smashed up, that out of a total of 350 tanks
making the attack, about 250 were captured.
Jimmy Roosevelt made the same recom-
mendation which most U.S. observers make
after returning from Europe these days-that
the United States will have 'to act and act
quickly. For if Germany's advance into Russia
continues, the British government will face a
tremendous wave of appeasement sentiment
within, and simultaneously the United States
will face a Japan that will have Germany back-
ing her practically next door.
Short-Lived Prohibition
THE BOYS in the Army don't know it, but for
a few hours the other day the Senate went
prohibitionist and banned their cooling draughts
of beer.
Colorado's tall, lumbering Senator Ed Johnson,
isolationist Democrat and foe of the defense pro-
gram, sneaked over the dry scheme in the guise
of a substitute for a House bill outlawing prosti-
tution within a "reasonable distance" of military
reservations. The War Department had asked
for this bill, and when it reached the Senate,
Johnson offered a substitute whose language
appeared to be the same. His colleagues assumed
he was trying to grab off some political kudos
and didn't examine it closely.
But tucked away in Johnson's bill was a pro-
vision that set up rigid liquor control in army
camps and also in an undetermined area around
the camps. Had this language become law, pro-
hibition could have been restored throughout
large sections of the country.
Johnson's scheme passed unnoticed and his
bill was on its way back to the House for con-
currence when Senator Bob LaFollette, who had
been absent, stormed in with loud cries of alarm.
SHEEPISHLY the Senate jerked to life and be-
gan undoing its boner. The process required
several hours and four quorum calls. Then
Johnson tried another tack by offering a substi-
tute limiting the scope of his dry scheme. When
it got nowhere, he frantically started scribbling
another compromise. But by this time the
Senate was openly laughing at him, so he threw
up the sponge.
Note-Real reason for Johnson's move was
1942 politics. He comes up for reelection next
year and faces tough opposition from Republican
Governor Ralph Carr. With the Administration
down on him; Johnson is trying to drum up
support in other quarters, and sponsored the
anti-liquor bill as a play for Dry backing.
French Lesson
(Editor's Note: Here is another in the Merry-
Go-Round series of "French Lessons" for the
American People.)
In France:
DURING THE NINE MONTHS between the be-
ginning of the war in September, 1939, and
the fall of France in June, 1940, some of the
gayest parties since the days of Napoleon III
featured the social life of Paris.
Feeling completely safe behind the Maginot
Line, many Parisians entertained as never be-
fore, especially the munitions makers. Some of
them even rented villas and ducal estates from
the old French nobility and did them over
merely to give one party for one night.
Nobody seemed to worry about what happened
in the front lines.
In the U.S.A.:
SAST WEEK one of the most lavish debutante

parties in years was given by the former U.S.
Ambassador to France, William C. Bullitt. A
special airport was arranged on his country
estate outside Philadelphia for special airplanes
to bring guests to the party for his daughter.
Three orchestras, especially imported for the
drawn by public opinion which separate the
spy from the loyal citizen enough to warrant
the former's incarceration as soon as he is proven

occasion, jazzezd out dance music from various
corners of the estate. Snow-white swans glided
on a moonlit pond. Spotlights played down
upon giant blue china frogs. No less than eight
champagne bars were located over his acres so
that no matter where his guests strolled they
would not be without a drink.
Dies Committee Out
REPRESENTATIVE Martin Dies' dismal show-
ing in the special Texas election last Satur-
day torpedoed more than his senatorial ambi-
tions. It also wrote finis to the investigating
committee which for three years has furnished
him an unfailing open sesame to press head-
lines.
House leaders aren't saying so publicly, but
as a result of the election they have definitely
decided not to give the Dies committee a further
extension when it expires this year.
Dies has been able to force repeated extensions
and $100,000 appropriations on the claim of
public backing. He entered the Senate race
confident that his reputed popularity would
sweep him easily to victory. That he ran a
poor fourth is taken by House leaders as
conclusive proof that his claim to popular sup-
port is a myth.
If he couldn't carry his own state, they con-
tend, making no secret of their delight, he cer-
tainly is no hero elsewhere.
For Dies his defeat is a crushing upset. Secret-
ly he was shooting'for bigger stakes-the White
House. He had figured to use the Senate as a
springboard into the national arena in 1944. But
those dreams are all over now. Some Texas
politicos predict that he will have serious opposi-
tion next year to continue as a congressman.
Merry-Go-Round
Dr. Ernest Hopkins, popular president of
Dartmouth, is one $1-Man who departed the
OPM with kudos. Although no New Dealer, top
Administrationites lauded his defense work and
wanted him to remain in Washington . . . In-
stead of a "march" on Washington to demon-
strate against discrimination in the defense pro-
gram, the National Negro Council has called on
all Negro ministers to preach a patriotic ser-
mon on July 6, as part of a drive to raise $100,000
for a lobby in Washington to work for Negro
interests . . . Instead of moving regular govern-
ment agencies out of the Capital to make room
for the constantly expanding defense organiza-
tions, some members of Congress favor "evacu-
ating" outfits like the U.S. Chamber of Com-
merce, which occupy many large office build-
ings in Washington.
LETTERS
TO THE EDITOR
Open Letter To Summer Directory Editor
My dear Miss Graham:
I read with great interest on page six of
Wednesday's Daily that "the 1941 Summer Stu-
dent Directory will contain the home address of
every student in summer school, in addition to
their Ann Arbor address, school and phone num-
bers according to Maratha Graham, '41, man-
aging editor."
It so happens that from September 1939 to
June 1941 I have been a full-time graduate stu-
dent in the University's Institute of Public and
Social Administration (Curriculum in Social
Work) located at 40 E. Ferry St., Detroit, Michi-
gan. Not once have I been listed in a .student
directory, nor have any of the other 150-200
students in the Social Work School been listed.
Why?
Attempts by these students, singly or collect-
ively, to obtain a satisfactory answer to this
question, have been met with vague replies
from various University officials.
This summer I am again enrolled in the
Social Work School and since I paid my good
dough I want to be listed in the Summer Direc-
tory. You might even say I sound a little bellig-
erent and want to make an issue of the matter.
You're right! So, I'm banking on you to see

that "every student in summer school" is listed.
Then it won't be necessary to make any issue.
Thanks a million in advance,
Sincerely.
Social Work Student
.. V* -

STUPID u
By Terence
g IDDEN among the crags of Mich-
igan memories of yesteryear,
along with the Old Library, the Uni-
versity Chimes and Joe's, is the story
of a character that became a legend
on campus, that grads and towns-
people still recall with a chuckle and
maybe a little sentiment.
Everyone knew old Doc Lovell in
thosedays-the best-known figure
on campus, stovepipe hat, Prince
Albert and all, including the degrees
that followed his name-'-AWOL,
TNT, DUL, etc.
The old Doc died in 1929, and for
nobody knows how many years be-
fore that he used to run the maga-
zine stand on State Street. Once an
English cobbler, Doc Lovell was the
campus eccentric of the twenties,
an almost legendary figure in Ann
Arbor.
Doc was a great talker and singer.
Practically any evening he'd put
up his soap box on one end of the
Diagonal, start regaling the students
with some quaint old song, and soon
would have a sizeable crowd gathered
around him.
The students would toss pennies at
the old fellow in the stove-pipe lid
and Prince Albert, and he would
gather them in avidly, never inter-
rupting his song or monologue as
he did it.
He could talk on any subject, too-
from the world situation to how long
is a piece of string to the mating
habits of the amoeba in relation to
the present world crisis. Just name
it and Doc would explain it. He
might. not say anything, malicious
students used to claim, but at least
he l talk about it.
BUT IN SPITE of all the derision,
Doc was quite popular with the
students, who used to invite him
over to fraternities for dinner, or to
help liven up a party-and the Doc
was certain to do that.
Just before Doc Lovell's death, some
friends sent him on a vacation up
north. About that time President
Ruthven had just been made head
of the University, and a Daily re-
porter spread the rumor that Doc
had left town because he was dis-
gruntled over not having gotten the
job. Doc emphatically denied it
when he returned from his sojourn.
Now and then various campus or-
ganizations would bestow on the old
man a degree of some sort or another.
He was Doctor of Archery and Doc-
tor of Unknown Languages, and
M.O.P. Master of Oral Penmanship.
Some of the fellows in the Lit School
honored him with the degree of
A.W.O.L.-Author of Works on Lit-
erature.
ANOTHER GROUP made him a
D.C.S.-Dean of Campus Screw-
bals. But Doc Lovell was proudest of
the one given him by the engineers.
They got a piece of real sheepskin,
enscrolled it quite artistically, as
only engineers can do, announcing to
the world that Doc Lovell now had
the degree of T.N.T.-Thinker of
New Thoughts.
There's still a lot of disagreement
among those who were around Ann
Arbor about then as to whether the
old Doc was really so crazy, or maybe
a lot more intelligent than anyone
gave him credit for being. I person-
ally vote for the latter. Certainly
he had a ready command of facts,
though he was not averse to exagger-
ation, he could talk eloquently-but
then he was the campus eccentric.
BEST REMEMBERED of all the
tales about Doc starts one eve-
ning when he had assumed his usual

soap box position, had gathered
around him a little larger crowd
than usual, and had taken in his
nightly quota of pennies.
He was in a confidential mood
that night, all those gathered around
could see. "Tonight," he began, "I
am going to reveal to you all the wis-
dom and knowledge that I have
garnered through years of association
with those reared in the intellectual
atmosphere of this great edifice of
learning . .
He was remarkably lucid on this
evening, too-and even old Doc Lovell
had his lucid moments.
"Reduced to its simplest terms,"
he went on, "so that even you can
understand it, it's this-Whatever is,
was, or it never could have been!"
On State Street,
A Happy Fourth . . .
At a time when employer-employe
relations are too often strained
through constant bickering by both
factions, it is gratifying indeed to
see a gesture of cooperation as that
shown by the State Street merchants
this week. .
Acting upon their own initiative,
these merchants have declared a
"State Street business holiday" Sat-
urday. This will give employes of
these stores a three-day holiday over
the Fourth.
We hope that shoppers who may
experience a slight inconvenience

GRIN AND BEAR IT

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

A

By Lichty

. .

"Put this fire-cracker under him, Jeeves!-I will answer for the conse-
quences'"

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.
The Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information will have
a group meeting at the Natural Sci-
ence Auditorium Tuesday, July 8,
at 7 p.m., outlining the details of
registration. This will include all
those expecting to register for teach-
ing positions and for general busi-
ness positions. A series of three meet-
ings will be held to discuss why peo-
ple do not get jobs. At' this first
meeting will be discussed the ob-
stacle of wrong courses.
Graduate Outing Club will hold its
first meeting of the Summer Session
on Sunday, July 6, at 2:30 p.m. in the
rear of the Rackham Building. A
trip to Saline Valley Farm is planned,
including swimming, hiking, softball,
and volleyball, followed by supper
outdoors and a social hour. Those
having cars are urged to kindly bring
them; an allowance is given for
transportation furnished. All grad-
uate students, faculty, and alumni
are welcome.
Graduate Students, and others in-
terested, are invited to listen to the
regular Tuesday program of recorded
music to be given in the Men's Lounge
of the Rackham Building at 8:001
p.m., July 8. The following "all
Beethoven" program will be played:
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Vi-
olin Concerto in D major.
Lecture. "The Economic'War."
John B. Condliffe, Professor of Eco-
nomics, University of California.
4:15 p.m., Monday, July 7. Hill Au-
ditorium.
All Members of Pi Lambda Theta
who plan to attend the breakfast
honoring Mrs. Goodykoonst on Wed-
nesday, July 9, at the League at 7:45
a.m., or the breakfast for visiting
Latin American women which will be
held Friday, July 11, at the League
at 7:45 a.m. should make reserva-
tions immediately by phoning 2-2417,
Miss Holtman, or 2-2731, Miss Ellis.
Mathematics Tea. The graduate
students in mathematics and their
wives of husbands are cordially in-
vited to the informal tea to be given
by the staff of the Department of
Mathematics and their wives, in the
garden of the Michigan League, on
Tuesday, July 8, from 4 to 6 p.m.

All Campus Tournaments for
Women. Tournaments will be held in
the following sports: Tennis, both
singles and mixed doubles. Golf,
Medal play on 18 holes. Badminton,
singles. Archer, Columbia Round.
Entrants should fill out an entry
blank (to be found elsewhere in this
paper) and send it to Barbour Gym-
nasium by Monday, July 7th.
Tennis Players. An open hour for
tennis players will be held on Tues-
day and Thursday, July 8 and 10,
from 4:00 to 5:30 at Palmer Field.
This is an opportunity for all stu-
dents interested in playing tennis to
meet and become acquainted with
others with the same interests.
The Departments of Latin and
Greek will hold an informal recep-
tion for all students in the Depart-
ments on Monday evening, July 7,
from 7:30 to 10 o'clock in the Michi-
gan League Garden.
German House. Reservations may
still be made for meals. Luncheons,
thirty-five cents; dinners forty-five
cents. Men and women interested
in German conversation are cordially
invited. 1443 Washtenaw, Tel. 9246.
Speech Students: All undergradu-
ate students in Speech and wives are
invited to attend a tea given by the
Speech faculty in the Garden of the
Michigan League from 4 to 6 p.m.,
Monday, July 7.
Attention Foreign Students: Any
foreign student in the University in-
terested to attend any of the sessions
of the New Education Fellowship
Conference can obtain free registra-
tion for the entire conference by ap-
plying at the Office of the Interna-
tional Center during office hours,
International Center Open House:
In connection with the New Educa-
tion Fellowship Conference, the In-
ternational Center will have infor-
mal Open House Sunday, July 6,
from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Portuguese Classes: The Interna-
tional Center is able to offer classes
in Portuguese to Summer Session
students. Organizational classes will
be held at 7:00 on Wednesday and
Thursday in the International Cen-
ter.
International Center Teas. Tea will
be served at the Center every after-
noon next week from Monday, July
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