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Daily Calendar of Events
Sunday, July 20-
4:15 p.m. Concert by the High School Clinic Band. (Hill Auditorium.) Mr. Mark
Hindsley, Assistant Conductor of the University of Illinois Bands, will
be guest conductor.
7:15 p.m. Concert on the Charles Baird Carillon.
8:15 p.m. The Art Cinema League. (Lecture Hall, Rackham Building.) French film.
"The Baker's Wife."
Monday, July 21 -
4:05 p.m. Lecture. "Teachers and Social Security," Ivan A. Booker, Assistant Direc-
tor, Research Division, National Education Association. (University
High School Auditorium.)
4:15 p.m. Lecture Recital. Professor Joseph Brinkman and Mr. Beller. (Assembly
Hall, Rackham Building.)
4:15 p.m. Lecture. "The Requirements of a War Economy." Calvin B. Hoover,
Professor of Economics and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and
Sciences, Duke University. (Lecture Hall, Rackham Building.)
7:30 p.m. Square and Country Dancing. Benjamin B. Lovett, Edison Institute, Dear-
born. (Michigan League Ballroom). Free.
8:00 p.m. Lecture. "The Study of the Embryonic Development by Microsurgical
Experiments" (Illustrated). Professor V. C. Twitty, Stanford Univer-
sity, California. (Lecture Hall, Rackham Building.)
Tuesday, July 22 -
2:30-4:00 p.m. "Religious Education Forum," Rackham Building, East Conference
4:05 p.m. Lecture. "Trends In Teacher Education," E. J. Ashbaugh, Dean of the
School of Education, Miami University. (University High School Audi-
4:15 p.m. Lecture. "The State In War." Max Lerner, Professor of Political Science,
Williams College. (Lecture Hall, Rackham Building.)
7:30 p.m. Beginners' Class in Social Dancing. (Michigan League Ballroom.)
8:00 p.m. Duplicate Bridge. (Michigan League.) Anyone wishing to play is invited,
Come with or without partners.
8:30 p.m. Concert, by the faculty of the School of Music. (Hill Auditorium.) Enid
Szantho, Contralto; John Kollen, Accompanist; Arthur Hackett, Tenor;
Joseph Brinkman, Accompanist.,
Wednesday, July 23 -

Managing Editor
City Editor
Associate Editor
Associate Editor
Sports Editor
Women's Editor

Editorial Staf

Karl Kessler
Harry M. Kelsey
.William Baker
Eugene Mandeberg
Albert P. Blaustein
. Barbara Jenswold

Business Staff
Business Manager..
Local Advertising Manager
Women's Advertising Manager

Daniel H. Huyett
Fred M. Ginsberg
Florence Schurgin

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The editorials published in The Michi-
gan Daily are written by members of The
Daily staff and represent the views of the
writers only.

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Wishful Thinking
And Defeatism *.*

T HE TWO most prevalent diseases
in America at the present time are
"wishful thinking" and "defeatism," both of
which are causing a great deal of unsound think-
ing and illogical behavior in this country. And
to make things worse a majority of Americans
are now making the mistake of thinking with
their hearts and not their heads.
Our wishful thinkers (and there are more of
them around than most of us realize, especially
in the Far West) would have us believe that the
entrance of the Soviet Union into the war has
solved the problem of Hitler's aggression. They
would have us believe that Herr Shicklegruber
will leave Moscow in the same condition as Na-
poleon did. And finally they would have us be-
leve that the British will soon be able to launch
their counter-offensive and Germany will be
THEY FAIL TO REALIZE that Hitler pos-
sesses the strongest military force in the his-
tory of civilization' (or, we might say, "lack of
civilization") and that Russia is bound to fall
in a comparatively short time. The result, of
course, will be a Germany strengthened in sup-
plies for their Battle -of Britain. In addition,
there is very little indication that England will
begin a counter-offensive (what the RAF has
done thus far has been almost negligible) be-
cause a good landing spot on the continent has
not been found.
Of course, the defeatists are at the other ex-
treme. They-refuse to believe that Hitler will at
all be weakened by the Russian campaign-he
won't in materials but he will in military
strength-and they feel that the Battle of Brit-
ain will be but a few weeks' task as soon as the
U.S.S.R. is vanquished.
IN GENERAL, it seems that the wishful think-
ers vastly over-estimate Russia's power and
the defeatists under-estimate the power of the
British on defense. The Soviets have already
admitted that the Germans have cracked
through at many points and there's hardly a
military expert in the world who believes Russia
has a chance. As far as the defense of Britain
is concerned, it seems unlikely that the Nazis
can prevail for several years yet.
As long as the British fleet remains mistress
of the seas and the United States adheres to
its "all out, short of war" policy, Britain will not
starve. As long as the fleet is there and as long
as the English coastal defenses remain intact,
there seems little chance of an invasion. Air-
planes can't do the job successfully and, despite
bombings of the fortifications and the activity
of U-boats, the British Navy and coastal de-
fenses are likely to be in good shape for a long
time to come.
THE PEOPLE who today are thinking with
heart and not head are those who would
have us fighting in the war now. It may be
necessary to enter the conflict with arms some
time in the future but there are too many fac-
tors today which should make us adhere to the
aforementioned policy of "all out, short of war."
Whether we like to admit it or not, the U.S.
today is unprepared to send troops into action.
At the present time, with England and Russia
still very much in action, we are in no danger
from any attack ourselves. And certainly a love
for Britain should not at all influence our course
of action.
TN TH-E 1ND a combination of British, Russian

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Excursion No. 5-Greenfield Village. Visit to Ford's:Village, museums of
early American life, Edison's Menlo Park Laboratory; the Dearborn
Inn. Round trip by special bus. Reservations in Summer Session Of-
fice, Angell Hall. Trip ends at 5:45 p.m., Ann Arbor.
p.m. "Religious Education Forum," Rackham Building,, East Conference
p.m. Dancing. (Michigan League Ballroom.) Free of charge. Come with
or without partners.
Lecture. "Work as a Part of the Secondary School Program," Rudolph
Lindquist, Director of the Cranbrook School. (University High School
Clinic Ensemble Recital. (Hill Auditorium.)
Lecture. "The Effect of War On the Social Order." Hans Speler, Professor
of Sociology. The New School for Social Research, New York City.
(Lecture Hall, Rackham Bldg.)
p.m. Auditorium W. K. Kellogg Institute. Mr. Leo Fitzpatrick, Vice-Presi-
dent and General Manager Station WJR, Detroit. Topic-"The Prob-
lems of the Broadcaster."
Intermediate Dancing Class. (Michigan League Ballroom.)
Medical Lecture. (Illustrated) "Cancer." Dr. Walter J. Maddock. (Lec-
ture Hall, Rackham Building.)
"The Little Foxes," by Lillian Hellman. (Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.)
ay, July 24 -
p.m. "Religious Education Forum," Rackham Building, East Conference
Lecture. "Trends In Educational Supervision." George C. Kyte, Professor
of Education and Director of the University Elementary School, Uni-
versity Elementary School, University of California. (University High
School Auditorium.)
Lecture. "Christianity In a World at War." Professor Basil Mathews,
Professor of Christian World Relations in Boston University and
Andover-Newton Theological Institution. (Lecture Hall of Rackham
Concert on the Charles Baird Carillon.
Bridge Lessons. (Michigan League.)
"The Little Foxes," by Lillian Hellman. (Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.)
July 25 -
"The Little Foxes," by Lillian Hellman. (Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.)
Social Evening. (Michigan League Ballroom.) Come with or without

By Terence
I'M TOO TIRED to write a column
today after last night and what a
night it was and you can have fun
with schoolteachers, I know. They're
not all over 40. Anyway, like I said,
I don't feel in the mood, so I'll just
fulfill my obligation to my readers
and reprint two letters I received in
answer to the first letter printed here
re: Tom Thumb and the school
teachers. Also one from my inane
pal, Tom.
* * *
Dear Terence,
As for Tom Thumb and his views
concerning summer coeds, I'll bet that
he is the boy who, when he was slight-
ly younger, tied cans to dogs' tails
and killed birds. Something has gone
wrong with his sense of humor. For
a case study he would be excellent.
On this grounds I think that he could
be excused.
I'm quite sure that he isn't typical
of all Michigan men.
J. Mohey
* * *
Dear Terence and Boys:
Though well aware of the peculiar
predicament an attempt at presenting
all of the divergent views of your
readers imposes on your sense of
social responsibility, it was nonethe-
less with regret that I read Tom
Thumb's malicious and perhaps libel-
ous assault upon the virtue, honor
and motives of the school marms
(for whom a beer and a male are
a beer and a male and not verboten,
only on this campus in the good old
Equally disappointing was the blow
at the academic and social coopera-
tion between the sexes aimed by the
buxom, no doubt, instructress. Per-
haps the Michigan man does not
measure up to the fanciful figment of
her imagination conjured up in idyl-
lic anticipation of summer romance,
but an enlightened self interest should
dictate her recognition of his superi-
ority, even though scant, over the
idle hours spent in playing the re-
liable pillar of society back in Mud-
burg. No, Miss Teacher, not all Mich-
igan men are here to make up de-
ficiencies in school; some are here
especially to partake of your delicious
charms. The unfortunate breach be-
tween our respective blocs, however,
has left only one honorable alterna-
tive to self respecting Don Juans-
coalition with the nurses.
These fair damsels, appreciated in
times of pestilence and distress, and
too frequently abused by those who
have recovered under their loving
care, are worthy and deserving of
more consideration. Therefore, be it
here resolved since the female peda-
gogue has been unduly critical of the
local lads, and the local lad has
heaped abuse and ridicule upon afore-
mentioned pedagogues, wherefore
cordial relations have become strained
and impossible, that hereafter in-
structresses will not cough; lads will
not engage in comparative anatomy
analysis; lads will abandon the hal-
lowed libraries as their hunting'
grounds that the pedagogues may
prosper in their chosen profession;
and that all social communication
and intercourse between the blocs be
herewith terminated.
Be it further resolved, since only
in unity is there strength, that articles
of alliance by and between residents
of Couzens Hall and the other nurses
residing in this vicinity and the
Michigan Men shall with speed and
dispatch be negotiated and concluded.
That I may forthwith conclude my
own little alliance, which with all the
others will make up the greater alli-
ance above suggested, I take leave
of you, anticipating your cooperation
in the welding of new ties to replace
the old.

Quare Clausum Fregit
Te the School Teachers Vacationing
in Ann Arbor:
Dear Coeds:
We announce the formation of the
Tom Thumb Dating Bureau for
School Marms who are Having a Per-
fectly Delightful Time Without the
Doubtful Pleasure of the Company of
any Male Students, who would like
to' meet School Superintendents Who
are off on Vacation from their Wives.
Address all communications to Tom
C. Thumb care of (one word censored
here) Terence, Publications Building.
And don't worry about men's eyes
as you walk through the Arcade. It
sounds like an extra dose of wish-
ful thinking.
Frustrated Love and Kisses,
Tom C. Thumb
P.S. It's all in fun, Miss Froitz-
WELL, Tom has to get a date some-
how: he can't any other way ...
showing was doubly gratifying.
At long last it looked as if plane
output was definitely on the way to
the 2,000-a-month goalset for Janu-
ary, 1942. But in the Munitions
Building at the other end of Consti-
tution Ave., Army experts were not
jubilating. Certain facts they had
before them painted a different pic-
These indicated that because of
the tremendous consumption of alloys
and other vital metals by the record-
busting auto industry, warplane pro-


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By Lichty

01941 ChI11 o TimesI. ' q \
Reg U S"PatOff., AlRta. Re __
"I won't phone my wife about my raise, yet! I want to enjoy it
pmyself for a few hours first!"
Opportunity often arises for those was wondered if stations COIN and
on their toes to heed. Not always is KALE signified more net income
it heralded though, so the choice than most .... To any not yet en-
chance about to be offered should be lightened as to the "W" or "K" letter
all the more attended. It is, no less, always called first, the Mississippi
guest-writing one of these frequently River answers for the discrimination,
occasional columns-if he winning vith "W" calling stations east, and
the re-naming contest so wishes' "K," those west of its boundaries . .
Otherwise, he is free to decree his . . In itself, though, broadcasting be-
own prize. Not that we guarantee its comes "lots of fun"- "in fact, our
granting, but we promise considera- work's play," Mr. Uridge declared-
tion. (If it's companionship to Calif- for those deciding it worth the gam-
ornia after the summer's session, ble, as well as a "constant source of
considerable consideration!) satisfaction, and means of liveli-
At any rate, the immediate end The vocational, commercial and
that this is a means to-is the head Thcatoa aeco ri, and
of it all-changing OF MIKES & educational aspects of radio, as well
MEN to something else, if more in- as the phases of planning, writing,
spired. That, dear readers, is where producing, and performing programs
you come in-you with some slick are all well covered in the new edi-
syllables you'd rather see adorning tion of Prof. Waldo Abbot's eminent
these inches, and perhaps a burning "Handbook of Broadcasting" .
desire to pen a few appropriate para- Since the second edition's recent pub-
graphs on the edit page of this paper. lication, over 500 copies have been
grahs n te eit ageof hispapr.distributed - "an excellent start,"
So, simply scheme a bit, let us know write -- nyde soate
before the week's end (at Morris writes Harry R. Snyder, associate
Hall or the DAILY office), and we'll editor of the publishing company,.
see. . . Revising this text, used by 53 col-
leges and universities, during his
Sabbatical leave last semester, Pro-
The other day, Mr. Owen Uridge, fessor Abbot spent some four months
assistant general manager of De- in New York, Florida, Wyoming and
troit station WJR, regarded "Radio Colorado. Ei route he not only won
as a Vocation," citing the type of $4 from former student D. J.
training for the fields as specially Caughey in an Albany theatre quiz
important. Literature, journalism, show, but $15 from Professor Quiz
economics, sociology, psychology, po- in Gotham . . . . Tom Harmon, in
litical science, and history, as well as Florida too, spent a day pulling in
drama, music, and art he declared to a 300-lb. shark, the professor re-
be valuable background subjects for lates-now trying a little fishing
broadcasting. Yet even more vital himself, 300 miles north this week-
than formal training, are the quali- end.
ties- looked for in the upcomers- nd.
ability, (as in announcing, selling, As the Michigan University takes
acting) personality, with the power 30 minutes of air from WJR t 11
to project it, and adjustability-say a.m. today, "The Jade Horse" will
"to stand by Aunt Jenny's problems be dramatized for all tunes-in by
for fifteen minutes, and then still the broadcasting class of Mr. Jimmy
be sharp for the commercial or sta- Chuirch, producer-director from New
tion stand-by." Said Mr. Uridge, York's NBC studios, summering here.
it is the "something ~a little more" A study in rhythmic prose, "The
had by those who go the farthest in Jade Horse" was conceived by Mr.
the radio field. Church, and will have its first per-
As for breaking into broadcasting, formance this morning, when Archie
the aspect appears anything but en- Thomas, Everett Cortrigh, P. W.
couraging, according to WJB's as- Rayner and Ruth Glazer handle~ his-
sistant general, manager. "The small ionics, and Clara Behainger and
station in a middle-sized community" F. Donald Clark narrate.
affords best chances for stating ex- While the people taking broadcast-
perience, he believes. In citing the ing from Mr. Church are picking up
birth of commercial radio, when the some pertinent points on radio dra-
small advertisers first tasted success ma, and already have "Pride and
with experimental programs, Mr. Prejudice" aired, those in the class
Uridge pointed out the origin of such of Mr. Don Hargis, with "He Who
call letters as those of stations Waits" now past tense, will have a
WOOD and WASH, first backed by fling at radio poetry from the mili-
a lumber company and laundry. It tant angle.
760 KC - CBS 950 KC - NBC Red 800 KC - Mutual 1270KC - NBC Blue
Sunday Evening
6:00 Dear Mom Reg'lar "Fight European
6:15 L. K. Smith Fellers Camp" News
6:30 World Fitch Band Clare;News Pearson and
6:45 News Wagon Interlude Allen
7:00 Pause That What's My Detroit Star Spangled
7:15 Refreshes Name Bible Theatre
7:30 Crime Doctor OneMan's BClass Inner Sanctum
7:45 Davis: News Family Week-End Review Mysteries
8:00 Ford Manhattan Old Winchell
8:15 Summer Merry-Go-Round Fashioned Parker Family
8:30 Hour American Revival Irene Rich
8:45 Program Album Meeting Bill Stern
9:00 Take It Or Hour of We Have The

9:15 Leave It Charm Been There Good
9:30 City Deadline Carry On, Will
9:45 Desk Dramas Canada Court
10:00 Masterworks Barnes: News News News Ace


Saturday, July 26 -
8:30 a.m. Excursion No. 6-The Cranbrook Schools. Inspection of the five schools
of the Cranbrook Foundation, Bloomfield Hills, Christ Church, and
the Carillon. Round trip by special bus. Reservations in Summer
Session Office, Angell Hall. Trip ends at 4:00 p.m., Ann Arbor.
7:30 p.m. Concert, by the combined bands. (Ferry Field.)
8:30 p.m. "The Little Foxes," by Lillian Hellman. (Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.)
9:00 p.m. Social Evening. (Michigan League Ballroom). Come with or without

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July 27-
Concert on the Charles Baird Carillon.
Vespers Service, with "A Capella" Choir.
kins, Director of the Summer Session.

Address by Dr. Louis A. Hop-
(Lecture Hall, Rackham Bldg.)

Washington Merry- Go-Round

WASHINGTON-Regardless of What Secre-
tary Knox told the Senate Naval Affairs Com-
mittee about U.S. warships firing at Nazi sub-
marines, you can write it down as definite that
a new policy has been worked out regarding
The policy was delineated shortly after the
sinking of the Robin Moor, and anyone reading
between the lines of the President's message to
Congress on that subject could see it.
It will be recalled that the President informed
Congress that the sinking of the Robin Moor
was an act of "piracy." He used this word ad-
visedly. By characterizing the Germans as pi-
rates, the United States is free to invoke the
rules of international warfare against pirates,
namely to attack and capture them without any
declaration of war.
Also it should be recalled that at a recent
nrpe conferenc e nn in his fireideca ht nf

Willkie Squares Off
Wendell Willkie has faced many foes in his
militant stand against Hitler, but none stranger
than at a dinner party in the Long Island home
of Mrs. Ogden Mills, wife of the late Secretary
of the Treasury.
"Freddy" Lonsdale, British playwright who
wrote "The Last of Mrs. Cheney," was at the
dinner and expressed some pronounced appease-
ment views. Other guests, indignant, demanded
that Willkie reply to Lonsdale.
There ensued the remarkable spectacle of an
American scrappily demanding a fight to the
finish against Hitlerism and a Britisher arguing
the other way.
Although courteous, Willkie minced no words.
He told Lonsdale that while he had every right
to speak for himself, he was talking out of turn
when he presumed to "speak for the British
people." "I've been to England." Willkie de-

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