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L 4T WEEK there appeared in the
j Ann Arbor News editorial columns a
sample of the type of racial discrimination that
b lies the very foundation of our war aims.
Two ads placed side by side in that paper by
tie Cunningham Drug Co. indicate too clearly
the position of the Negro in America. One ad ran,
"WHITE MEN Needed for Stock Work," and the
/ othor, "COLORED Dishwashers Wanted." The
two ads were alike in makeup except, strangely
enough, no experience was required of the white
Nothing could have illustrated so concisely
the 4egrading role to which the Nego is sub-
jeted in America. He is made to take the
dirtiest jobs. He is made to live in ,the filthi-
est houses and pay exorbitant rents for the
privilege. And here we have an Ann Arbor
firm with, the brazen gall to make itself a
party to this sordid discrimination.
IS IT ANY WONDER that some Negroes
feel only bitterness about the war ef-
ftvrt? It is miserable logic that tells him he
is better off under American rule than he would
bf under the Nazi rule. The mote in Hitler's eye
isno excuse for the beam in ours. An all-out war
effort requires the highest degree of cooperation
and morale on the part of all its peoples. The
Negro wants tangible proof that he is not fight-
ing a white man's war. Talking is no good-the
best way to inspire loyalty is to eliminate the job
discrimintion of companies like the Cunning-
ham Drug. We must show the Negro that we
mean what we say when we preach the catch
phrases of democracy.
If we are fighting this war to make the
world a better place to live in, this t Where
every one of us can do his share whether he
is in uniform or not. It does no good to rail at
the Cunningham Drug Co. for its part in this
rotten discrimination. The fault lies with the
individuals of America. Every little advertise-
nient, every little intolerant word adds fuel to
the fascist fire. It is promoting the very thing
that Hitler claimed would bring the downfall
of America-disunity among her peoples.
MANY NEGROES are being asked to give
their lives for 'all of us. We suffer no
qualms of conscience at asking them for this
supreme sacrifice, but even though they die
for us we are not willing to accord them the de-
cency that is due to every human being. Passing
laws will not rid America of her shame. It is up
to us, as individuals, to uproot these prejudices.
It can be done and some progress has been made
since the war began. But not enough.
Those who truly believe in democracy would
not be capable of such meanness as racial dis-
crimination. Those who do discriminate are al-
lies of Hitler to the extent of their discrimin-
Won't Help Jim Farley...
ENIAL JIM FARLEY, the former
hand-shaking postmaster-general of
WASHINGTON-When Lyndon Johnson of
Texas returned from naval duty in Australia to
resume his seat in Congress, the President sub-
jected him to a three-hour cross-examination on
how things were going.
One of the difficulties in fighting the Japs,
Johnson reported, was the superiority of Jap
Zero planes to American fighter planes.
This is due to the fact that the Japs put no
armor on their planes, but risk the life of the
pilot to gain speed and maneuverability. Thus
a Zero fighter can fly higher than an American
pursuit plane, and can maneuver all round it.
Once the two planes go into combat on the same
level, American planes can make mince-meat
out of the Zero, but present U. S. models can-
not follow the Japs into the .high altitudes.
Congressman Johnson reported that a fight
between a Jap Zero and a Navy PBY patrol ship1
(not a fighter plane) was like arace between a
Model T Ford and a Lincoln Zephyr.
Note:-The Army and Navy are now trying to
develop new types of fighter planes, but the
problem always is whether to sacrifice speed or
armor. It is almost impossible to have both.
Vice President's Recreation
On a hot August morning, when residents of
the Wardman Park Hotel had fans turned on
full blast, they looked with surprise to see four
figures come out on the tennis court. They looked
a second time. It was the Vice President and a
party of friends out for a set of doubles.
Henry Wallace took off a pair of slacks, threw
them into a corner, and trotted out onto the
court in white shorts and a white sports shirt. It
was 8 o'clock as the game began.
Wearing no hat or eye-shade, and wielding the
racket in his left hand, Wallace entered into the
game with the gusto of a high school boy. It was
not tennis of professiongl quality, but it was
high class amateur play. Frequently the ball was
returned eght or ten times in a single exchange.
Once when Wallace was at the net, he made five
returns in succession, finally won the point.
At 9:05, the set ended. Wallace retreated to
the corner of the court, pulled on hislacks,
headed back to his apartment for a shower.
Other apartment dwellers, still sitting in front
of the fans, sighed and shook their heads in
About ten years ago, the great inventor Thom-
as Edison was visiting the ,great juvenile court
judge, Ben B. Lindsey, and told him of his at-
tempts to develop synthetic rubber. He got noth-
ing but rebuffs, however, from Washington
(Hoover Administration).. .As boys, Edison and
Judge Lindsey's father were operators at the
himself a power in politics that rivals the Pres-
ident. He believes sincerely that he made Roose-
velt what he is today and that he can just as
easily unmake him.
SO OJIM FARLEY this week looked up his
sleeve and broughit out an ace of spades
to help him win this game of state politics
Immediately after Mead described himself
at' a press conference as "the all-out war
candidate" behind whom all groups and persons
solidly supporting the President's war program
could unite, Farley charged Mead of having
made an isolationist speech in 1941 at the same
time that Charles Lindbergh was making sim-
ilar speeches for the America First Committee.
The speech NVV. Farley was referring to was giv-
en, he said, before the National Democratic Club
on Feb. 15, 1941.
"I hereby charge and shall prove out of his
(Mead's) own mouth," Farley said grandly,
"that in this speech Senator Mead, in his en-
deavor to create favorable reaction from his
audience, revealed his true sentiments and by
his own words convicted himself of being an iso-
lationist and not in sympathy with the Presi-
dent's foreign policies."
IT'S TOO BAD Fariey had to go back and
drag out dead issues. The question of isola-
tionism vs. interventionism should have been
buried after the Japaese attack on Pearl,Kar-
bor. It isn't a question anymore of party faction
that the United States is concerned with. It is a
question of who is the best man to do the job.
Senator Mead's record as a liberal politician is
good enough to receive the backing of the New
Deal, and Roosevelt has proved himself by this
time to be the people's leader.
We thought Jim Farley was a bigger man
than he has shown himself to be by his latest
action. If he wants to go on playing politics
during war-time, however, someone might sug-
gest that he be a little more careful in the
future how he wraps up his campaign tricks.
We think it is a little foolish now to bring up
speeches made before the country had td
tighten its belt and learn how to take it. Nor
do we think Senator Mead's speech early in
1941 was quite the isolationist dogma Farley
would have the electorate of New York believe
Mead said Monday that he wants to be con-
sidered "the candidate of the rank-and-file. The
committee will seek to enable delegates, not yet
elected, to express at the convention the wishes
of the rank-and-file of the party and the con-
,4entsth pe s ." Th,' Pwordsmcr nr tn
same telegraph desks. ..Look for an agreement
with Mexico soon by which it will turn over
most of its rubber production to us. So far Mex-
ico has no restriction on tires or gas, but will
impose restrictions to help its good neighbor-
the one-time "Colossus of, the North". . .The
State Department has ruled that it is not reveal-
ing diplomatic secrets to report that while King
Peter of Jugoslavia and the President of the
United States were viewing "Tortilla Flat," Sen-
ator Austin of Vermont and Admiral King, Chief
of the U. S. Fleet, also viewing the movie, fell
asleep. . .The State Department objects to pub-
lication of most news-connected with diplomatic
Resort Air Bases
The $975,000,000 appropriation for additional
Navy public works encountered little° opposition
on the House floor, but tiere was a battle royal
when the Naval Kffairs Committee considered it
behind closed doors. The question at issue was
placing too many /naval air bases in Florida and
chairman Carl Vinson of Georgia did some ex-
ploding on the subject.,
"Why do you fellows always center your activ-
ities in resort areas?" Vinson bluntly asked'
Navy officers who testified for the appropriation.'
"In the old days, the fleet used to be based at
Newport, and later it was moved to Coronado
Beach, Calif., another society mecca. Now the
Jig accent is on Florida.
"You have so many air bases in Florida that
if an airplane flying over the State had to make
a forced landing, it would be almost sure to land
on a Navy field."
"We have to train pilots as fast as possible,"
explained Comdr. J. B. Moss, chief of Shore Es-
tablishments in the Bureau of Aeronautics.
"Therefore, we have to pick a place for training
where weather conditions are good, so we won't
lose any time."
"What about all these operational bases you
have in Florida, where pilots are supposed to be
trained to fly in all kinds of weather? shot back
Vinson. "It's beyond me how you can give them
that kind of training in a place where weather
conditions usually are ideal."
Vinson shot a side glance at 'Rear Admiral Ben
Moreell, chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks,
who was listening to the cross-examination..
Moss squirmed, made no direct reply.
"Well, my only hope is that our Navy pilots
encounter the same kind of weather conditions
in actual combat that they have experienced
during their training period in Florida," contin-
ued Vinson, "otherwise, they're going to be in a
THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 1942
VOL. LII No. 37-S
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Doctoral Examination for Henry'
Michael Foley, Physics; thesis: "An
Investigation in the'General Theory
of Pressure Broadening, and an Ex-
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in the 14 Band of Hydrogen Cya-
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the final day for removal of incom-
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Old Imperialism Vs. New
Financial imperialism has long
been considered the chief demon in
international affairs. Though con-
quest may be undertaken for non-
economic reasons, it has in recent
years become colored and chiefly de-
termined by economic interest-or
supposed economic interest.
In this phase, imperialism is an
expression of the same financil
technique that leads to monopoly in
domestic affairs. At home, business-
men and investors are frequently notj
caticf a _ _fr% 0rr7nn hai 4ntivi4i
George Bernard Shaw has never been noted
for his silence and his plays are much like the
far-famed beard, constantly moving only
through the force of his jaw.
"Misalliance" was like all the rest of Shaw's
plays in this respect and worse in others. There
is an inexcusable lack of the action that makes
a play grip or even hold its audience. Only
highly emotional plays can go through two talk-
ative acts and still survive. A comedy dependent
upon wit can't do it, and although you are will-
ing to stay alert, on the ready for Shaw's mots
for'a while, you can't do it forever.
One of Shaw's better characters,-the under-
wear tycoon's daughter, sums it up all too con-
sciously, "All we do is talk, talk, talk, talk!
Nothing ever happens."
Of course a sly old character like Shaw would
never forgive a reviewer that refuses to recognize
that Shaw knows all the foregoing and just did
it for a trick. What Mr. Shaw is not conscious
of is that the trick was not worth it, and never
so hugely funny as he seemed to think it might
turn out to be.
Naturally the almighty and seemingly eternal
Shaw can't go through two long acts without
striking off sparks that are worth a mild fire or
at least good enough to light a cigarette of
thought. But his sly remarks in this comedy
aren't enough for the most easily satisfied critic.
The production is also something less than
the Repertory Players are capable of. The actors
in many cases pose as wits instead of as witty
people, and I assure you that there is a vast dif-
ference. Too, they shoot lines at each other as
weapons. Not as spears to be avoided, but as
something to be caught and returned deftly.
They wait for the witty answer to come, and
sometimes Mr. Shaw sadly disappoints them.
Acting honors, what there are of them, go to
the low-class intruder Julius Baker as played by
Jack Ulanoff. When he enters in a speaking role
in the second act the comedy for a minute
catches fire and is genuinely entertaining. A
stock character, old G. B. puts him in a highly
unstock situation with amusing results until all
tpe funniness is gradually talked out. 'Shaw al-
hough more guilty of the fault in the first act.
continues in the second act to create genuinely
amusing situations only to wear them out with
his infernal tendency to talk all the way around
a point until there is nothing left for the audi-
should be filed in the Secretary's Of-
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Civilian Pilot Training: Learn to
fly! Applications are now being
made for the next program of 'Ci-
vilian Pilot Training which starts
approximately September 1st. A full
ten weeks course is given in eight
weeks. Detailed information may be
secured in Room B47, Engineering
Building. See Mrs. Fischthal.
Exhibition of Chinese Painting:
Water-colors by Professor Chang
Shu-Chi; Rackham Building Gal-
leries; Tuesday, August 4 through
Sunday, August 8: 2 to 5 and 7 to
10. Professor Chang will give dem-
onstrations of painting in the gal-
leries on Thursday and Friday, be-
tween 3 and 5. _
The Spanish Lecture "Poesia pop-
ular en la Argentina" by Ezequiel
Martinez Estrada to be given on
Thursday, August 6, at 4:15 p.m.
has been cancelled.
"Conflicting Ideologies" is the sub-
ject of Prof. R. W. Sellars' Lecture
in the Rackham Amphitheatre,
Thursday afternoon at 4:15 o'clock.
Lectures in Statistics: Professor
Neyman will give the last of his
series of lectures on "Methods/of
Sampling," today at 8 p.m., in 3011
Angell Hall. All persons interested
are cordially invited.
Dr. Willard C. Olson of the Uni-
versity Elementary School will dis-
cuss "Elementary Education" at 4:05
p.m. today in the University High
auditorium. Public invited.
Lectures on Statistical Methods.
Professor Craig will give the last
of his series of lectures on "The
Control of Quality of Manufactured
Products," on Tuesday, August 11,
at 8 p.m., in 3011 Angell Hall. All
persons interested are cordially in-
"Misalliance," provocative comedy
by G. Bernard Shaw, will be pre-
sented tonight through Saturday
evening by the Michigan Repertory
Players of the department of speech.
Tickets are on sale daily at the box
office, Mendelssohn Theatre.
The Slavic Society meets tonight
at 8:00 p.m. in the International
Center. Program: Play Production
Plans; Music and Refreshments. All
members. requested to attend this
important meeting, new members
Ph; i Fa izma wil have is, fir+
Beethoven Sonata Series: The
second and third programs of the
series of Beethoven Sonatas by Gil-
bert Ross, violinist, and Mabel Ross
Rhead, pianist, will be given In the
Lecture Hall of the Rackham Build-
ing instead of the Assembly Hall, as
previously announced. The larger
hall will enable the School of Music
to admit the general public without
tickets. The second of the series
will be given at 8:30 p.m. tonight as
Inter-Guild will hold its weekly
lunchepn at 12:15 in the Fireplace
Room of Lane Hall, and those who
attend the University Worship Serv-
ice aife urged to come at 12:30. All
members of student religious groups
are invited to attend; it is desirable
to phone reservations to Lane Hal,
Pi Lambda Theta: Honors Day Re-
ception at the Woman's Lounge,
Rackham Building tonight at 8 p.m.
"Post-War Germany" will be the
topic of a panel discussion led by
Professor J. K. Pollock. The meeting
will be held Thursday in the Grand
Rapids Room of the Michigan League
at 7:55 p.m.
Cercle Francais: The regular meet-
ing will be held at the Michigan
League tonight at 8 p.m. Mile.
Jeanne Rosselet will rad some let-
ters from France and Professor Ar-
thur L. Dunham will give an illus-
trated talk entitled "Illustratiozi de
l'opinion publique francaise a l'egard
de l'Allemagne pendant la premiere
guerre mondiale." Students and fac-
ultyhare cordially invited, Members
of the Cerele who plan to attend the
picinic at Portage Lake on August 12
will please notify Mrs. Morris, Miss
Olthouse or Mr. Jobin.
Math. 347, Seminar in Applied
Mathematics, will meet today at
4 p.m. In 312 East Engineering (in-
stead of Friday). Professor Wojtas-
zak will speak on "Deformation of
Plates and Shells." This topic will
continued by Professor Wojtasak
the following Thursday at the same
Maurice Gierow, Tenor, will present
1 a recital in partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the degree of Master
of Music at 8:30 p.m. Friday, August
7, in the Assembly Hall of the Rack-
ham Building. A student of Professor
Arthur Hackett. Mr. Gerow will be
accompanied at the piano by Miss
Joan Stevens. The public is cordially
Star Clusters and double stars will
be seen from the Angell Hall observ-
atory on Friday night, August 7th,
from 10-11 o'clock.
Blair McClosky, baritone, will pre-
sent a recital of songs at 8:30 p.m.
,Monday, August 10, in the Lecture
Hall of the Rackham Building. This
recital was previously announced as
scheduled for the Assembly Hall but
the Lecture Hall is now available, and
the general public will be admitted
Bernice Winchester, Violinist, will I
present a recital in partial fulfillment
of the requirements for the degree of
Master of Music at 8:30 p.m. Wednes-
day, August 12, in the Rackham As-
sembly Hall. Miss Winchester is ,as-
sociate professor of violin and history
of music at Knox College, Galesburg,
Illinois, and a student of Professor
Wasilu 1Bskirskv hn will hb eR-