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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SUNDAY, AUGUS 2, 1942

The WASHINGTON
MERRY-GO-ROUND
By DREW PEARSON

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Editorial Staff
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ASSOCIATE EDITORS
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NIGHT EDITOR: ROBERT PREISKEL

I

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

6U' Pension Plan
IsGood Move .. ..
ITN A MOVE to place non-faculty em-
ployes of the University under a
fine, well-rounded pension plan, University offi-
cials announced Friday the organization of a
perianent system to complete adequate old-age
security for all University employes.
Coupled with a faculty plan already in opera-
tion, this move will bring old-age protection to
everyone drawing a University paycheck and
*arks the final achievement of a goal long
sought by President Ruthven.
It is encouraging to see that an institution
not under compulsory regulation has done its
best to stay in line with national policy. It is
even more encouraging to note that the Univer-
sity of Michigan has thus kept itself in the fore-
most ranks of progressive educational institu-
tions which regard social security problems from
something better than an ivory tower.
So long as Universities practice what they
teach, they will hold the respect of every group
in American life. Few other University actions
would have been so convincing of sincere interest
in the welfare of others as this final comple-
tion of a pension plan. It .is this kind of action
on the part of educators which will bring to an
end the suspicions of the American people that
higher education isn't too interested in applying
its knowledge for the benefit of all.
- Hale Champion.
Farm Bloc Impedes
War Effort...
W EAK AND INADEQUATE at a time
when strength is most needed, our
wartime Congress is playing into the hands of
practically every money-grabber and favor-
seeker who tries to take advantage of the con-
tingencies of the war effort.
Every time Congress allows itself to be taken
in by an interest group which cares more about
private gains than about winning the war, it
reduces still more our chances for victory.
One of the most harmful of such selfish groups
has been the lobby of the American Farm Bureau
Federation. An outgrowth of the Agricultural
Extension Service, the Federation is a' govern-
rment-created agency; yet it has been the great-
est stumbling block to the government control
of farm prices for the purpose of expediting the
war effort. For months, to cite one in-
stance, it kept Congress from approving the
government sale of surplus farm products at
4ub-parity prices, a measure necessary for the
adequate supply of produce for both civilian
and military purposes.
The most vicious and dangerous aspect of
the lobbying conducted by the Federation is
that its leaders have pretended to represent
the interests of the small farmer. Because of
this deception-and many sincere Congress-
men have actually been deceived-the farm
bloc has been able to play upon the sympa-
thies of liberals as well as conservatives.
N ACTUALITY the Federation represents the
tremendously wealthy owners of the nation's
huge farms. Edward ONeal and Earl Smith, its
principal leaders, are among the most powerful
griculturalists in the country. They are both
bitter reactionaries, and all their aims involve
the protection and advancement of the big-
landed farmers.

WASHINGTON-It hasn't leaked out yet, but
the other day a U.S. Navy plane flew from the
Fiji Islands to Honduras bearing 500 predatory
beetles. Behind this was the fact that the U.S.
Government, with assistance of the United Fruit
Company, is trying to grow hemp in a place
not overrun by Japanese, namely Honduras.
But the hemp plants in Honduras have suf-
fered from a weevil which is attacking the roots,
and the scientific remedy was to import some-
thing which would attack the weevil.
Therefore, the Bureau of Economic Warfare,
which has an interest in the Hondura planta-
tion, called Navy transport service and said,
"We have a lot of beetles in the South Pacific.
Can you fly them to Honduras?"
It sounded crazy to the Navy until they
learned that the project would increase their
supply of rope. Then they cooperated fully.
The Navy's plane which made the trip from the
Fiji Islands to Honduras delivered 500 cosmo-
politis Sordida without a single casualty.
This is only the first shipment. While these
500 beetles are feasting upon the weevils which
are feasting upon the hemp, 4,500 more beetles
are being flown to Honduras to finish the job.
Overseas Candy
The Quartermaster Corps is in the market to
buy 2,500,000 pounds of hard candy: peppermint,
orange, lemon, lime, anise and cherry.
The hard candy is being bought for overseas
troops, as part of the regular field ration. Offi-
cial explanation is that candy is an excellent
source of energy.
Wage Stabilization
You can write it down that the President will
use his executive powers to keep wages in check
rather than ask Congress for any new legislation
dealing with wage stabilization.
There are two reasons for this:
(1) Wage control legislation would be sure
to stir up another bitter congressional contro-
versy, as bad or worse than the b""'wl over farny
parity prices. It might even reqj ire months to
get both Houses to agree on a bill satisfactory
to the Administration.
(2) The President believes that the policy
proposed by the War Labor Board's recent steel
decision-limiting wage increases to 15 percent
over scales prevailing on January 1, 1941-plus
additional rationing of consumer goods, will be
Domfinfic Says
R ECENTLY we have considered the views of
two very different thinkers upon religion.
Both presented the need of new thought-patterns
in religion. Here is a thesis abreast with the
world-wide need. Had religion performed its
appointed service during the past half century,
universal depression, world revolution and war
would have been impossible. Religion is integra-
tion, social adjustment and peace. It is more,
religion is the ideal relation between men as
members of the same family and between the
loving God and His children. Even more, religion
is thought of as being able to set up such ten-
sions between the actual and the ideal that there
is released within the person both an insight
and an affection for the good. In other words,
religion creates universal good, in which the
ideal (personal and social), can function. To
the extent religion thrives, evil is impotent and
disappears.
"But we who teach religion have failed to un-
derstand the age in which we live, fallen out of
the march of truth, set faith in God in the
former epoch or series with such rigidity," says
Wieman, "that God, seeking to function in the
present epoch, through means known as scien-
tific and social, finds that .organized religion is
obstructive of progress in our world."
WHY THEN do we think of "the age" as vital,
sufficiently just and good enough to be iden-
tified as God? There is the rub. One set of
leaders known as churchmen or religious leaders
believes in revealed truth and sees natural law
as. a form of reasoning called theology. Accord-
ing to that thought-pattern, ability to please
and succeed depends upon grace. Grace cannot

be earned or won but must be bestowed. An-
other set of leaders known as non-theological,
set up the attainment of facts, the development
of attitudes, the acquisition of personal balance
by effort, and the accomplishment of human as
well as social cosmic relations by learning. These
two sets of leaders desire the same goals but they
proceed by entirely different methods.
If, now religion is to be religious and if learn-
ing is to become religious in its outcome, there
must be created new thought-patterns which
will bring together in harmonious effort as well
is in prayerful submission both types of leaders.
Commonly, we refer to them as the rational and
the mystical areas of experience. Every Univer-
sity student owes it to himself and to his gen-
eration to re-study the problems, the vast array
of problems-ethical, social, political, economic
as well as philosophical, which here confront us.
The coming culture necessarily will be rooted in
or ,grow out of the solution which mankind will
reach at this vital point.
ULYSSES
"I am part of all that I have met
Yet all experience is an arch wherethro'

sufficient for the time being to brake inflation
threats to the working man's pocketbook.
Inside fact is that the War Labor Board is
contemplating only one further step in its wage
stabilization program, and this is not so much
an anti-inflation move as a concession to cer-
tain labor groups and a contribution to the
prosecution of the war.
Wages in certain industries, including ship-
yards and tool-and-dye plants, are above the
15 percent increase ceiling set by the board. This
raises the question-shall wages in these indus-
tries be brought down to conform with scales in
other war plants which pay below the ceiling?
The answer is-there will be no reduction in
wages. The President has decided definitely
against this.
Instead, to prevent piracy and migration of
workers away from vital war plants paying below
the 15 percent ceiling, the War Labor Board is
planning to amend its wage policy to permit the
payment of "premium wages" (above the ceiling)
in such plants.
New Army Food
To save shipping space, the Army is sending
food overseas in dehydrated form. Experiments
in taste-preserving dehydration have been car-
ried out and tested on a group of Army cooks.
At the Chicago depot of the Quartermaster
Corps, the cooks sat down to a meal of dehy-
drated foods, principal item on the menu being
scrambled eggs made by adding water to a yellow
powder.
It has been discovered that one pound of de-
hydrated turnips will serve 28 persons, after
water is added.
Behind The Air Corps
This war will be won or lost in the air. But
despite that fact the air forces will wi or lose
the war on the ground. In other words, the suc-
cess of operations in the air depends on ground
crews, who outnumber air crews ten to one.
Featured in the headlines and the newsreels
every day are the pilots and machine gunners.
But the unsung heroes of this war are the ground
crews.
Real fact is that it takes only one man to pilot
a fighter plane, but it takes eight or ten main-
tenance men to keep it in shape to fight. A four-
engine bomber requires a flying crew of nine,
and a maintenance crew of 25. Often a ground
crew will be assigned exclusively to one plane,
and will become attached to it with the affec-
tion a stable boy has for a race horse.,
Chief of Staff General Marshall has revealed
that the over-all strength of the Air Force is
expected to reach 1,000,000 men by the end of
1942, and 2,000,000 by the end of next year. If
the war is won in 1943, it will be won by these
2,000,000 men. But 1,800,000 of them will be
"fighting" on the ground.
They are the overall-boys, the grease monkeys,
the men who spend all day overhauling an en-
gine which has been flying all night, the men
who know what theat is like in the deserts of
Africa, because they don't get up in the air for
relief, as do the pilots.
African Camel Crews
They are the mechanics, the armorers, the
metal workers, the welders-yes, and they are
the pick and shovel men who build the landing
fields in foreign posts, and repair them after
enemy bombers have passed over. They are also
the cooks and the mess boys, the pay masters,
the doctors, and the truck drivers. In short,
they are the men who perform every duty the{,
keeps a plane in the air.
They do everything except replace the African
camels. The camels are a ground crew in them-i
selves, as evidenced by this happening.
An Army plane landed in a desolate spot in
the interior of Africa, and promptly took off
again, leaving a small crew of men behind. They
had orders to build an airport and to have it
fully equipped in a month's time.
A month later the plane came back, landed
on a new, smooth runway, in front of living
quarters, complete with mess hall and food sup-
plies-and best of all, an adequate supply of
gasoline.
It all seemed a miracle until the Air Corps in
Washington received a bill for a great number
of African camels. The builders had rounded up
the natives and put them to work at good pay.

And the natives produced the camels, each capa-
ble of carrying 35 gallons of fuel in cans, per
trip. In this case -it was the camels which kept
the planes flying.
Before this war is over, 100,000 men whose
principal weapons are shop tools, will be trans-
ported to foreign fields of action. They will see
India, Egypt, China, Iceland, Ireland-and they
will see Europe on the west and Russia on the
east.
Townsend Rebellion
There was a plethora of oratory and band
music at a recent regional meeting of Town-
sendites at Cedar Point, O. However, the main
business of the meeting was conducted without
any fanfare.
This was a backstage plot by some of Doc
war effort. For three months, to cite one in-
old-age pension movement behind Republican
candidates in the coming congressional elections.
The Republican plot was hatched by Charles
Newell of Columbus, 0., Midwest regional boss
of the Townsend movement; and B. J. Brown,
Indiana state director. Except for some swift

[ DAILY OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 1942
VOL. LII No. 35-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.
Notices
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments has received notice of the fol-
lowing State of Michigan Civil Serv-
ice Examinations. Closing date is
kugust 19, 1942.
Prison Physician III, $250 per
month.
Highway Designing Engineer I,
$155 per month.
Highway Designing Engineer II,
$200 per month.
Key Drive Calculator Clerk CI,
$105 per month.
Key Drive Calculator Clerk B,
$115 per month.
Sanatorium Physician II, $200 per
month.
Public Health Laboratory Scien-
tist VII, $650 per month.
Prison Farm Superintendent III,
$250 per month.
Utilities Property Assessment Ex-
aminer III, $250 per month.
Utilities Property Assessment Ex-
aminer IV, $325 per month.
Liquor Stores Executive III, $250
per month.
Liquor Stores Executive II, $200
per month.
Photographic Laboratory Techni-
cian I, $155 per month.
The United States Civil Service
Commission calls particular atten-
tion to Junior Professional Assistant
positons at $2,000 per year. Closing
date is August 27, 1942. This exam-
ination is being given for the benefit
of Seniors graduating in September.
There are no options, but students
are particularly desired in the fields
of Public Administration, Business
Administration, Economics, Library
Science, Statistics, and Mathematics
through Calculus.
Further information may be had
from the notices which are on file in
the office of the Bureau of Appoint-
ments; 201 Mason Hall, office hours
9-12 and 2-4.
Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information
Consumer Education Exhibit may
be seen daily at the Michigan League.
Hours-11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Lectures
Physical Fitness In- a Nation at
War by Elmer D. Mitchell, Professor
of Physical Education. 4:05 p.m.,
Monday, August 3.a(University High
Auditorium.)
Inter-Cultural Education Present-
ing 'Americans All', by R. D. Lind-
quist, Director of the Cranbrook
School. 4:05 p.m., Tuesday, August
4, (University High Auditorium.)
Weekly Review of the War, by Pro-
fessor Howard M. Ehrmann, Depart-
ment of History. 4:15 p.m., Tuesday,
August 4, (Rackham Amphitheatre.)
Lectures on Statistical Methods.
Professor C. C. Craig will give the
second of his series of lectures on
"The Control of Quality of Manu-
factured Products" on Tuesday, Au-
gust 4, at 8 p.m., in 3011 A.H. All
persons interested are cordially in-
vited.
"Conflicting Ideoloies" is the sub-
ject of Prof. R. W. Sellars' Lecture
in the Rackham Amphitheatre,
Thursday afternoon at 4:15 o'clock.
Senior Ezequiel Martinez Estrada

will offer a public Spanish lecture
on Poesia Popurar in the Kellogg
auditorium at 4:15 p.m. Thursday,
August 6th.
Churches
Zion Lutheran Church Services
will be held at 10:30 a.m. with Rev.
Stellhorn speaking on "Do You Know
God?" The text is taken from Acts
17:16-34.
Trinity Lutheran Church -will hold
Church Services at 10:30 a.m. Rod-
erick Anderson, President of the Ohio
Valley Region of the L.S.A., will
speak on "The Lord Invites Us."
The Lutheran Student Association
will meet at the Parish Hall at 4
o'clock Sunday for an outing at Bet-
ty Haas' home.
First Baptist Church, 512 East
Huron, Rev. C. H. Loucks, Minister,
M's. Geil Orcutt, Associate Student
Counselor.
10:00 a.m. -Children's Depart-
ments of the Church School.
10:15 a.m.--Adult Classes of the
Church School. The Student Class
meets in the Guild House, 502 East
Huron.
11:00 a.m.-Morning Chprch Wor-
ship. Sermon-"Economic Planning."
Observance of the Lord's Supper. An
activity program for children is pro-
vided during this period.
7:00 p.m.--The Roger Williams
(' n1lmpe in the GuildHo 4use.

No morning service.
7:30 p.m.-Discussion Group, at
Gilbert Community House, Ypsilanti.
Leader: G. Richard Kuch of Chi-
cago-Cars leave church at 7:30.
First Presbyterian Church.
Morning Worship --10:45 a.m.
"Vindicated Under Fire"-subject of
the sermon by Mr. Lampe.
Westminster Student Guild-So-
cial luncheon at 6:15 followed by a
discussion at 7:15 on "Building a new
World--What the Jews are Doing",
by David Crohn.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.
8:00 a.m.-Holy Communion; 11:00
a.m. --Kindergarten, Harris Hall;
11:00 a.m.--Holy Communion -and
Sermon by the Rev. Henry Lewis,
D.D.; 5:00 p.m.-Student Picnic.
Meet at Harris Hall. Bring your'
swim suit.
40First Church of Christ, Scientist,
409 S: Division St.
Sunday morning service at 10:30.
Sunday School at 11:45.
Free public Reading Room at 106
E. Washington St., open every day
except Sundays and holidays, from
11:30 a.m until 5 p.m., Saturdays
until 9 p.m.
Wesley Foundation: Supper and
fellowship Sunday night from 6:00
to 6:30 in the student lounge. At
6:40, the Reverend H. L. Pickeril,
director of student work with the
Christian Church, will speak on
"Moral Imperatives for Reconstruc-
tion." Following his talk the three
summer series discussions groups will
meet. All students most cordially
invited.
Wesley Foundation: The Method-
ist student class will meet Sunday
morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Wesley
Foundation lounge. Dr. Blakeman
will continue his course on "Person-
ality and Religion" by discussing
"Group Status and Security."
Memorial Christian Church (Dis-
ciples).
10:45 asm.-Morning worship, Rev.
Frederick Cowin, Minister.
8:30 p.m.-Students of the Disci-
ples Guild and their friends will meet
at the Guild House, 438 Maynard
Street, for a trip to the Bluff, north-
of the city, where Dr. Louis A. Hop-
kins, Director of the Summer Session
of the University, will speak on "The
Stars." In the event of unfavorable
weather the meeting will be held at
the Guild House.
Campus Worship: Mid-day Wor-
ship at the Congregational Edifice,
State and William streets, each Tues-
day and Thursday at 12:10 p.m.
Open to all. Adjourn at 12:30. Led
by various Ann Arbor clergymen-
Henry O. Yoder, Chairman.
Daily Mass at St. Mary's Chapel,
William and Thompson streets, at
7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Father Frank
J. McPhillips officiating. Open to
all.
Christian Fellwship: Gospel sing-
spiration with hymns and lively chor-
uses, prayer, and a short message by
William J. Gilbert, Ph.D. will be the
highlights of the Michigan Christian
Fellowship meeting this Sunday aft-
ernoon in the Fireside Room of Lane
Hall at 4:30.
Academic Notices
School of Music Students may se-
cure complimentary tickets to the
song recital to be given at 8:30 p.m.
Monday, August 10, by Blair Mc-
Cosky, baritone, by applying at the
office of the School of Music before
the end of this week. Due to the
limited seating capacity of the As-
-cm aWnl o f 'arrnam R nilr

mer Term will end on August 5th and
the second half of the Summer Term
will begin on August 6th.
L. S. Woodburne, Assistant Dean
Engineering Faculty: There will be
a meeting of the Faculty of this
college on Tuesday, August 4th at
4:15 p.m. in Room 348.
A. H. Lovell,
Assistant Dean and Secretary
Students and Faculty of the Latin
and Greek Departments will meet
for a Coffee Hour and Round-table
discussion of teaching problems on
Tuesday, August 4, at 4:10, yin the
East Conference Room of Rackham
Building.
Senior Chemical Engineers, Me-
chanical Engineers, and Chemists:
Mr. A. A. Scullin of the Texas Com-
pany will interview seniors in Room
3201 East Engineering Building on
Monday, August 3rd. Sign interview
list in Room 2028 East Engineering
Building.
Candidates for the Teacher's:Cer-
tifieate for August or September,'
1942 are requested to call at the
office of the School of Education be-
fore August 10 to takeuthe Teacher
Oath which is a requirement for
the certificate.

GRIN AND BEAR IT

By Lichty

Examination Schedule for
Week Courses in Education:

Six-

Time of Regular

Class
8
9
10
11
1
2
3

Meetings
a.m.
a.m.
a.m.
a.m.
p.m.
p.m.

Time of
Examinations
Fri., 4-6 p.m.
Sat., 7-9 a.m.
Sat., 1-3 ,pm.
Sat., 9-11 a.m.
Sat., 11-1 p.m.
Fri., 2-4 p-m.
Sat., 3-5 p.m.

Mail is being held for Mr. Carmen
Baggerly in the Museums.
Faculty, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and The Arts:
Midsemester reports are due not
later than Saturday, August 8.
Report cards are being distributed
to all departmental offices. Green
cards are being provided for fresh-
man reports; they should be re-
turned to the office.of the Academic
Counselors, 108 Mason Hall. White
cards, for reporting sophomores,
juniors, and seniors should be re-
turned to 1220 Angell Hall.
Midsemester reports should name
those students, freshmen and upper-
class, whose standing at midsemester
is D or E, not merely those who re-
ceived D or E in so-called midsemes-
ter examinations.
Students electing our courses, but
registered in other schools or col-
leges of the University, should be
reported to the school or college in
whioh they are registered.
Additional cards may be had at
108 Mason Hall or 1220 Angell Hall.
Events Today
Graduate Outing Club: Everyone
planning to go to Greenfield Village
Sunday, August 2, must be at the
Greyhound Bus Station ready to
take the 2 o'clock bus. Purchase
your own round-trip ticket which
will cost $1.42.
Swimming or canoe trip planned
for Sunday, August 2, at 2:30 for
Graduate Outing Club members not
interested in going to Detroit.
Avukah, the Student Zionist Or-
ganization, will hold another of its
communal suppers at the Hillel
Foundation this Sunday at 6:30. A
short discussion on the Avukah -pro-
gram will be followed by group sing-
ing. Reservations may be made by
calling Netta Siegal at 2-2868 before
12:00 noon Sunday. The cost of the
,i mi as n

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