THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 1942
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Sour Notes From
"Caesar" Petrillo .
T HE history of James C. Petrillo and
his AFL musicians' union does not
make pretty reading. For years supporters of
the labor movement have fervently prayed that
someone with the good of labor at heart would
take over the cocky, self-anointed dictator's
job. At the same time, reactionaries have con-
stantly used "Caesar" Petrillo as, a starting
ground for their general, anti-union diatribes.
And at least a dozen times both sides have bit-
terly declared that the most recent action of
Petrillo's must be his last, that he has "gone
just one step too far."
Yet he is still in power and is still making
the stupid, selfish, dictatorial moves that en-
rage the decent, music-loving, public and
provide more than ample fuel for the labor-
HI'FIRST ACTION was to announce that af-
ter August 1 the Aperican Federation of
Musicians will no longer make radio transcrip-
tions and juke-box records. According to Petril-
l's spokesman this means that after the present
supply of records has worn out, juke-boxes will
be empty. The reason given, of course, is that
the "canned music" is too much competition
for members of the musicians' union.
The assertion is, in the first place, ridiculous,
and even if it were not the manufacture of juke-
box records should not be stopped now or at any
time in the future unless the materials are
needed for war purposes. Records of this kind
afford too much inexpensive pleasure to the
American people for one man to be able to do
away with them merely becausq he so wills.
PETRILLO'S second action of the week-his
blocking of the season's first Interlochen.
National Music Camp broadcast-was..even more
stupid, more arrogant, more uncalled for than
The world-famous camp is attended by
teen-age boys and girls and the symphony
orchestra which has been organized each sum-
mer for the past 12 years certainly does not
compete with professional music. It does, how-
ever, afford excellent training for the young
musicians themselves and a.great deal of en-
joyment for thousands of music lovers all
over the country.
But James "Caesar" Petrillo does not care
about this.; The training and enjoyment is- of
no importance to him. Nor does he care that
his action has earned added enemies for the
labor movement of which he is supposedly a
Dr.rJoseph E. Maddy of the University School
of Music and president of the Interlochen camp,
showed himself a master of understatement
when he said, "To deprive music students of this
inspiration seems to me unwise and destructive."
He has appealed now, however,, to AFL President
William Green for help in the fight against
It is certainly time somebody did something.
about this little man who thinks he can tell the
music-lovers of America what they shall and
what they shall not hear. It is time somebody
started blasting and kept right on blasting until
"Caesar" Petrillo no longer has anything to do
WASHINGTON-At their regular weekly con-
ference last week the President gave congres-
sional leaders some important news on new
moves he plans to head off inflation.
They also got a sizzling earful as to what he
thinks of the House farm bloc for sniping at
the anti-inflation program.
The President told his leaders that dhe was
planning to order a nation-wide survey of prices,
wages, savings, investments, installment buying
and all other factors involved in the inflation
picture, preparatory to asking Congress for addi-
The survey, he said, will be made to find out
"just where we stand," and will be conducted
within the next two months by the Office of
Price Administration and other government
One anti-inflation step Congress will be asked
to approve, the President said, will be the grant-
ing of subsidies to manufacturers to enable them
to keep within government price ceilings until
such time as increased labor, transportation and
raw material costs are adjusted.
Subsidies have worked out well in England
and Canada, the President explained, and have
prevented many smaller concerns-caught in
the middle of higher production costs and en-
forced price ceilings-from being driven out of
"What about wage stabilization?" one Con-
gressional leader asked.
"I think it is absolutely essential that wages
in the higher brackets be frozen," FDR replied,
adding that the War Labor Board soon would
take some action in this direction.
After denouncing the House farm bloc the
President dropped some acid comments regard-
ing the substitute Agriculture Department ap-
propriation bill which banned the sale of gov-
ernment grain stocks at below parity prices.
Farm bloc Representative Clarence Cannon of
Missouri and his cohorts had railroaded this
through the House, and the President described
it as an attempt to wipe out all controls on in-
flation. "Had the Senate agreed to that bill,"
he warned, "I would have had no other course
but to veto it."
Mrs. Caraway's Champagne
Navy men always hold their breath when a
ship is christened. They have a superstition that
if the bottle of champagne does not break, bad
luck awaits the ship.
So when demure Senator Hattie Caraway of
Arkansas, only lady of the Senate, christened
the submarine Sawbuck at Portsmouth, N. H.,;it
was tactfully suggested that she take a few
"practice strokes" with a wooden bottle. How-
ever, when the big moment came, motherly Mrs.
Caraway walked up to the bow of the Sawbuck
and bashed the real bottle of champagne with
such force that she doused both herself and
Rear Admiral Thomas Withers.
"Splendid!" commented Withers. "You're a
lot stronger than I thought. Most women have
to use both arms to break the bottle, and some-
times they don't succeed."
Note:-Mrs. Caraway's husband, Thad Cara-
way, was one of the driest Senators of the pro-
The battle over the CCC made the headlines,
but it wasn't the only row at the closed-door
meeting of the Senate and House conferees on
TO THE EDITOR
Orchids To Teachers
To the Editor:
LONG LIVE the public school teacher! From
the time she appends her signature to a con-
tract until she leaves to establish a home, or to
die of old age, she is a servant of the public, and
is bound to make good citizens of squirming,
restless, sullen, undisciplined children. In this
calloused age she and Walt Disney stand prac-
tically alone, outside the clergy, in upholding a
moral of any kind.
When parents fail she succeeds, when she
fails. the child fails.. There is no limit to- her
services within a community. She .nurtures pa-
triotism when others scoff at flag-waving; she
plants the tiny seeds of culture, and she opens
the eyes of the blind to the beauty of the written
word, the humanism of the classics, and the
brotherhood of foreign languages; to the impor-
tance of past events, and to the mysteries of
IHE SMELL of chalk dust and oiled floors,
lead pencil shavings and crayons, and. of
paper tablets and fresh printed books pleases
her; the sound of shuffling feet, of rasping pen-
cils and pens, of whispering, of laughter and
shouts delights her; the sight of rosy cheeks,
braids, curls, dimples, straightforward, trusting
eyes, of determined chins, of rascality, stirs her
deeply. If the drudgery of housework is not for
her, what more exciting theatre for activity
could she find than a classroom?
LET no one pity or scorn her. The lines on her
the $1,066,000,000 appropriation for the Labor
Department and Federal Security Agency.
There also was a hot blowup over a $7,500,000
item for $500-a-year government loans to stu-
dents taking courses in medicine, dentistry,
pharmacy and other professions deemed essen-
tial to the war effort.
This proposal, sired by Dr. John W. Stude-
baker, ambitious chief of the U.S. Office of Edu-
cation, got a rough reception from Senator
Styles Bridges of New Hampshire, Representa-
tive Albert Engel of Michigan and others on
the ground that it would encourage draft-
Senator Richard Russell of Georgia, chief ad-
vocate of the student loans, told the conferees:
"I've got a brother I've been helping through
college and I know what it costs. Most young
fellows of draft age who are studying for pro-
fessions are having to compress four years of
study into three and give up summer vacations
during which they used to get jobs to help
finance their education.
"That's one reason we need this money. An-
other is, the Army and Navy have been taking
so many of our professional men that we must
make sure of a sufficient number after the
'Hold on, Senator," broke in Engel. "Under
the language of this bill as passed by the Sen-
ate, a young man embarking on a medical course.
will get $500 a year for seven years from the
government, counting in three years of pre-
medical training. Suppose the war is over three
years from now. That young man can quit after
completing his pre-medical course and there's
nothing to stop him from switching to another
field which isn't essential"
"Yes, and he and many other students mean-
time will have been deferred from the draft,"
added Bridges. "A lot of parents who want to
keep their sons out of the war will capitalize on
this. I don't think we ought to encourage draft-
"Neither do I," retorted Russell. "You're mak-
ing a mountain out of a mole hill. This appro-
priation won't have any such effect."
"I insist," replied Bridges stubbornly, "that if
Congress approves this item in its present form,
the government will be in the position of sub-
sidizing draft-dodging. We will be deferring stu-
dents and paying them at the same time. You
can't tell me that there won't be some slackers
among those who will get the loans."
This argument proved effective. The loan fund
was cut to $5,000,000 and loans were restricted
to students in the last two years of college.
During the stormy closed-door hearing on his
budget before the Senate Appropriations Com-
mittee, Price Administrator Leon Henderson was
bluntly told by several members that if he would
dish out political jobs he could get the money he
wants to avert ruinous wartime inflation .
The Army now is inducting draftees at the rate
of 15,000 a day - .
THIS is the story of a big, humorous, likeable
guy named Harry Caswell who is now on
the business end of an ack-ack gun somewhere
in .the Pacific. Last spring he was the most
promising pitcher on the freshman ball club.
This year he was slated for a starting booth on
the varsity-only Harry thought there was some-
thing more important to do than play baseball,
so he enlisted in the Army and took his spring
training at Fort Custer.
He had originally wanted to get in the Air
Corps or one of the Naval officer training divi-
sions. Being a good six-feet two or three, he fig-
ured he ought to make a pretty good pilot or
officer. But his eyes were bad, so the Navy didn't
agree with him.
A few minutes after he had been rejected-
and he was still arguing with the doctor about
it--he. watched a small, timid, far-from-
powerful kid (with perfect eyesight) receive
the stamp of approval. Somehow that didn't
seem right, so Harry turned to the doctor
again and pleaded, "Look, doc, if a hell of a
big German was bearing down on -you with a
bayonet, who would you rather have with you,
me or - that?"
The doctor admitted he had a point there, but
the. Air Corps would rather have "that" and so
Harry joined the Army-"It's all the same damn
FEW DAYS AGO several old friends of Har-
ry's--including John Allison, his high school
ec teacher and a swell guy himself-were watch-
ing a ball game at Sportsman's Park where
Harry used to burn up the local leagues.
Some wiseacre a few rows up in the stands
leaned down and sort of leered (as though Harry
had struck him out some time on three pitched
WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 1942
VOL. LIL No. 21-S
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.
Blackout Notice July 16th, 10:28
P.M. Due to an official test blackout
for the City of Ann Arbor scheduled
for the period of 10:28 p~m. to 10:45
p.m. on July 16th all persons using
University buildings during this time
must extinguish or blackout lights
at the sounding of the air raid
alarms in the rooms they are occu-
pying and adjacent hallways or pub-
Univ. Plant & Personnel Protec-
tion Comm., L. Gram, Chairman.
The Storehouse Building will act
as a receiving center for scrap rub-
ber and also metals. Any depart-
ment on the Campus having metals
or rubber to dispose of for defense
purposes, please call Ext. 337 or 317
and the materials will be picked up
by the trucks which make regular
campus deliveries. Service of the
janitors is available to collect the
materials from the various rooms in
the buildings to be delivered to the
E. C. Pardon
Notice to Property Owners: If you
have purchased improved property
on a land contract and owe a bal-
ance in the proximity of 60 per cent
of the value of the property, the In-
vestment Office, 100 South Wing of
University Hall, would be glad to dis-
cuss the possibilities of refinancing
your contract through the medium
of a mortgage. There are advan-
tages to be had in this manner of
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments has received notice of the fol-
lowing Unted States Civil Service Ex-
aminations. Last dates for filing ap-
plications is noted in each case.
Priorty Analysts in metal field,
$3,200 to $3,800, July 17, 1942.
Associate Producton Specialist with
Maritime Commission, $3,200, July
Economists thoroughly grounded
in Iron and Steel trade knowledge,
$3,200 to $4,600, no date given..
Market Analysist, $2,600 to $6,500,
no date given.
Marine Engineers, $2,600 to $5,600,
until further notice.I
Naval Architects, $2,600 to $5,600,
until further notice.
Attorney, $2,000 to $3,200, August
Law Clerk Trainee, $1,800, August
Law graduates and senior students:
Applications for the two positions
listed above will be accepted from
persons who are not members of the
bar, but who have completed all aca-
demic requirements for a bachelor's
or higher degree in a recognized law
school. Applications will not be ac-
cepted from such person if they have
failed a bar examination following
the completion of the regular, law
course unless they have subsequent-
ly passed such an examination. Min-
imum experience requirements for
the position of attorney range from
18 months to one 'year or less.
Further information may be had
from the notices which are on file
in the office of the Bureau of Ap-
pointments, 201 Mason Hall, office
hours 9-12 and 2-4.
Bureau of. Appointments and
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments has received notice of the fol-
lowing' Detroit. Civil Service Exam-
inations. Closing date for filing ap-
plications is -shown in each case.
Medical Attendant (Female), $1,-
320, July 13, 1942.
Building Attendant (Male), $1,518,
July 13, 1942.
General Machinist (Male), $1.25
per hr., July 14, 1942.
Guard (House of Correction),.
(male), $1,914, July 14, 1942.
First Cook (Male), $2,300, July 17,
Second Cook (Male), $2,000, July
Motorman (Male), .79 to .84 per
hr., until further notice.
Communicable Disease Nurse (Fe-
male), $1,980, until further notice.
General Staff Nurse, Relief, Fe-
male, $1,848, until further notice.'
Further information may be had
from the notices which are on file,
in the office of the Bureau of Ap-
pointments, 201 Mason Hall, office
hours 9-12 and 2-4.
Bureau of Appointments and
A ccademic Notices
Students, Summer Session College
of Literature, Science and the Arts:
Except under extraordinary circum-
stances courses dropped after the
third week, Saturday, July 18, will be
recorded with a grade of E.
E. A. Walter, Assistant Dean
. ' ...i.,: l,. U.1 S. Put. Off .Al lII R e . a ,..f',. -.
GRIN AND BEAR IT,
their school with Room 4 U.H., where
it will be transmitted.
Robert L. Williams,
H.M.S. Pinafore. All singers on
campus are invited to try out for
this operetta, to be presented jointly
by the School of Music and the
Michigan Repertory Players of the
Department of Speech. Any selec-
tion may be presented but please
bring music. Accompanists will be
present. Tryouts will be held tonight
at 7:15, and tomorrow, Thursday
afternoon from 4:00 to 5:30 in Suite
2 of the Michigan League Building.
Faculty of the College of Litera-
ture, Science and the Arts: The five-
week freshman reports will be due
Saturday, July 18, in the Academic
Counselors' Office, 108 Mason Hall.
Arthur Van Duren, Chairman,
Doctoral Examination for Morris
Greenhut; field: English Language
and Literature; thesis: "The Liter-
ary Criticism of George Henry
Lewes," will be held on Wednesday,
July 15, in 3223 Angell Hall, at 7:30
p.m. Chairman, W. G. Rice.-
By action of the Executive Board
the Chairman may e vitetembers
of the faculties and advanced doctor-
al candidates to attend the examina-
tion and he may grant permission
to those who for sufficient reason
might wish to be present.
C. S. Yoakum
Seminar in Physical Chemistry
will meet Thursday, July 16 in Room
122 Chemistry Building at 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Elizabeth Rona will speak on
"Radioactivity of the Ocean." All
interested are invited.
Women Students wishing to elect
classes in Archery, Badminton, Body
Conditioning, Elementary and Inter-
mediate Tennis, Golf, Elementary
Swimming, and Tap Dancing are
urged to register in Room 15, Bar-
bour Gymnasium this week. No reg-
istrations will be taken after this
Department of Physical Ed.
"A Professionally Competent Tea-
cher for Every Classroom: Can We
Have It?" a Lecture by A. V. Overn,
Professor Education, University of
North Dakota. Time: Wednesday,
July 15, at 4:05 p.m. in the Univer-
sity High School.
"The Need for Group Psychological
Securities for Growing Youth," a
Lecture by Fritz Redl, Associate Pro-
fessor of Social Service Adminis-
tration, Wayne University, Thurs-
day, July 16th at 4:05 p.m. in the
University High School.
"Economics and the Future of Pan-
Americanism" is the subject of Pro-
fessor Lawrence F. Hill's lecture on
Thursday afternoon at 4:15 in the
Rackham Amphitheatre. This is one
of the regular Thursday afternoon
lectures arranged for the Summer
Session. The public is invited.
An A.I.Ch.E. meeting will be held
Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m. in
room 1042 East Engineering Build-
ing. The speaker will be Mr. Brown-
ell of our Chemical Engineering De-
partment and he will speak on "The
Bread Industry and Chemical En-
gineering." Refreshments will be
Biological Chemistry Lectures:
Doctor Roger J. Williams, Professor
of Chemistry in the University of
Texas, will deliver a series of lec-
tures on The Vitamins of the B Com-
"Even if the bridge is in your home district, Senator, I don't
think you should take credit for it in your campaign speeches!"
Russian Tea Room. Michigan League.
Miss Eunice Wead. Associate Profes-
sor of Library Sceince, will speak on
"What Librarians are Doing for the
War Effort." Come and bring your
Speech Students: At the weekly
departmental assembly at 3 p.m.
Wednesday in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre, Professor-Emeritus Thom-
as C. Trueblood will speak on "A
Panorama of World Oratory with
Special Reference to Wendell Phil-
lips." All Speech students should at-
Graduate Student Coffee Hour, All
students and faculty are invited to
attend the weekly Graduate Student
Coffee hours at 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wed-
nesday in the Rackham Building..
Episcopal Students: Tea will be
served for Episcopal students and
their friends at Harris Hall this after-
noon, 4:00 to 5:15. Evening prayer
will be said at 5:15 in Bishop Wil-
liams Chapel; Jim Terrell will lead
7:00 p.m. Students of the Disciples
Guild and their friends will meet at
the Disciples Guild House, 438 May-
nard Street, for a one hour discus-
sion of the subject, "Religious Faith
For k a Time of Crisis." Mr. H. L.
Pickerill will lead the diussion.
Men's Education Club will meet at
7:15 p.m., Wednesday, July 15th at
the Michigan Union. The speaker
will be Dr. S. M. Brownell of. the
School of Education. His subject
will be "In Service Training and
Guidance." Mark Bills of the School
of Music will sing.
Polonia Society: There will be a
meeting of the society this evening
at 7:30 at the International Center.
All members of the society are urged
to attend. Others interested are wel-
Inter-Racial Association 'presents
Rev. Horace White of Detroit who
will speak on Fifth Column Activities
Against theNegro. The meeting will
be held at 8:00 o'clock Wednesday,.
July 15th, at the Union. All inter-
ested people are urged to attend.
All Students interested ih Educa-
tion are invited to attend the School
of Education Frolic to be held at
the Women's Athletic Building, July
15, 8-11 p.m. Come and bring your
"Thunder Rock," second offering
of the current series of plays being
given by the Michigan Repertery
Players of the department of speech,
opens tonight at 8:30 and will run
for four performances, through Sat-
urday night. Tickets are on sale
daily at the box office, Mendelssohn
Episcopal Students: There will be
a celebration of the Holy Communion
at 7:10 Thursday morning in Bish-
op Williams Chapel, Harris Hall.
Breakfast will be served after the
Graduate Council will meet at 5
p.m.. Thursday in the East Lecture
Room of the Rackhai Building.tR
Pi Lambda Theta: Guest recep-
tion Thursday evening at 7:30 in the
West Conference Room of the Rack
ham Building. Notice change in
time. Important meeting, Everyone
is urged to come.
Professor Mentor Williams, Profes-
sor Jesse E. Thornton McFloyd Bond,
and Homer Swander will hold a pan-