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Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
.nd represent the views of the writers onl'y.


FDRI Should Act
in Indian Crisis .

G ANDHI's civil disobedience program
against the British and the whole
Indian chaos has been the subject of too much
talk and too little understanding. Imprisoning
"the biggest thing in India" isn't going to get at
the problem and the clever political cartoons
showing a skinny little man carrying his lopped-
off head on a platter to the Japanese is simply
a waste of good imagination. It isn't so easy.
Although the All-India Congress and Moham-
med Ali Jinnah's Moslem League have shown a
complete unwillingness to cooperate with Eng-
land in this war, facts argue conclusively that
Gandhi, Nehru and the rest of the Congress
leaders were at the brink of making important
compromises. But England has let the matter
ride after Cripps' effort to woo the little man
had failed.
Gandhi first admitted he saw a vision which
convinced him he was right in practicing civil
disobedience against the British unless complete
independence was given his country. At that
time, he ordered the British to get out of India.
Later, he said both England and the United
States could keep armed forces in India and
even conceded to allow them to use India as a
base for military purposes. This is certainly an
indication that Gandhi might have another
spiritual vision which possibly might open him
to compromise.m
What have the British done about it? Louis
Fischer, writer for The Nation, can tell you if you
read his latest article on India. The British have
followed the ancient imperialistic policy charac-
teristic of England as a country since it became a"
world power. And why have the British followed
the imperialistic line? Back in 1935 the Act of
India was passed. Under this act India was
ruled up to the outbreak of the present war and
the importance of the act was that India was
given at least a small amount of self-government.
Winston Churchill was the man who led the
opposition against the act from the moment it
was proposed in the House of Commons. Today
Churchill is Prime Minister of England and
there is no better -imperialist chewing cigars
stubbornly in politics. Whenever anybody says
"India", Churchill immediately answers "Eng-
1T'S beginning to look a little like Churchill
and the British Cabinet see Gandhi's present
move to obtain freedom for his country as just
the chance they've been looking for.' It's possible
that they might whip Gandhi for a change, too.
But what, exactly, would that prove? Again
Fischer can tell you. The victory would be a hol-
low one and we personally would hate to predict
the wave of anti-British feeling that might fol-
low. Such a victory would, of course, accomplish
one thing. It would certainly make it that much
easier for the Axis to take India.
No, the way things are going now isn't going
to get the United Nations anywhere. It's like
striking out and running to first when the ball
pops out of the catcher's mitt for a second. The
only approach to the Indian problem is to look
at the whole mess as a native of India would
look at it.
At best, India is hungry. Most of the popula-
tion is naked. While the population grows, the
output diminishes in as close to a working-out d'f
the Malthusian theory as you can expect to find

(Tcday I turn my column over to Robert Man-
ho, Daily asocate editor, who feels like column iz-
Ing on couinnizing. I is unnecessary to point out
that I do not hold to his view-but then again . . .
THE OTHER DAY we were asked by the author
.of Stardust and Oyster Shells if same was all
right. We said we didn't think it was red-hot,
prompting the question: what is wrong with it?
,Here is our answer to Stardust and Oyster Shells,
not because we think our wisdom is superior but
because there have been complaints, and if com-
plaints are consistent enough it is obvious that
somebody is dissatisfied. We hope the columnst
responsible will. take the following criticism not
too lightly, and then again there is the other
But here it is anyway. Whether the readers
know it or not, Stardust is an able short story
writer. Not the kind who sells short stories to
every magazine every time, but an able short
story writer just the same. And we think this
is the clue to all the complaints. A column is a
funny thing. Granted, it gives a writer much
latitude in choosing style to get a point across
and the thing should end whenever you think it's
wrong to end it, but there are difficulties be-
cause of these very freedoms. This might be a
paradox in the best Oscar Wilde tradition, but
it's true -nevertheless.
A column can be a Frankenstein before the
creator realizes it. Stardust's answer to this
point could be, justifiably so, that a column is
personalized and as such must be subjective.
Truly it must present a mood, a snatch of a
thing which is hard to define but which is the
determinant in a column's worth. If the per-
sonalized mood carries through the printed word
to the reader, then the column is pronounced
good and is read. If, unfortunately, the mood
gets muddled somewhere between the typewrit-
ter copy and the actual printer's ink, then the
column brings complaints. And Stardust's col-
umn has been bringing somplaints. Obviously, the
mood is not caught and just as obviously, it seems
to us, something ought to be done about it.
WELL, what's the trouble with Stardust's
mood? It's too trivial, as the title suggests.
But the writer will claim, and has claimed, that
he wants his column to treat the trivia. Stardust
thinks that the trivia have a value per se and
that through the proper treatment they can be
f1hade to accrue value. The point, of course, is
the fiction writer's point-life is vitally tied up
with the trivia and if we are to read meaning of
any sort into life we must be concerned with the
little things. So what?
We agree, for puivoses of argument, that the
trivia are important material in the interests of
good fiction-writing, but we must not forget
that we have daily readers to contend with and
that we have insufficient space in a ten-inch
column to orient our readers to our system. All
we can give them is a glimpse of what we mean
and if we want to tell them Suzy Jones is a plain
girl who is bored with life and is overjoyed when
Uncle sends her a pretty new dress because the
dress represents a High Spot in Her Life, well,
why not write a novel about it,
A newspaper isn't the medium for serious fic-
tion-writing. It's read with a donut stuffed in
the mouth and a cup of coffee damn close to a
nose, and the reader hasn't got the time, nor
does he want to take the time, to figure out how
to catch the mood of an unknown writer and spar
with it until he is satisfied. A reader wants to
pick up the paper and read it casually. As far
as a column goes, he'll think it's funny, sarcas-
tic, whimsical, well-written. Whether he agrees
or not is something else again. But when a
reader gets lured into a factory and learns that
one of the women who works a drill-press there
has big breasts and calloused hands and can go
over production, he doesn't particularly give a
damn one way or another 'and he's sore he ever
read the 'thing.
AND when a reader picks up the same paper a
day later and sees the same column, he
probably reads it because he didn't like the col-
umn the first time and wants to see if maybe it's
before the age of 5. The rate of infant deaths is
'274 out of every thousand.
To make the horrible comparison complete,

Fischer puts down side by side with his figures
on India the corresponding figures on England.
Here only 66 out of every thousand babies die
and the average life span is 55.
THIS is the only way, it. seems to us, that the
problem can be approached. When you argue
this way, things add up. Two and two make four
and that is what you expect it to come to. It's
good common sense, then, to conclude that the
Indian people, long subjugated by British rule,
want no more of the British. Anything India
does is colored by the general stagnation
plaguing the country. The Indians attribute the
misery in their country to British domination
and they naturally want their freedom.
You can't says that England is the lesser of
two evils. That's not it at all. India has only
seen the British. She has not seen the Japanese.
She has not seen the Nazis. Let's look at it from
this standpoint for a change, as Fischer suggests
we do.
WHAT can we do to make some sense out of
the British-Indian deadlock before it is too
late? Gandhi himself has the answer to this
one. In an interview, he was asked by Louis
Fischer what he would do if his friends in China
and Russia appealed to him not to start the civil
disobedience program. Gandhi answered: "Let

improving. And what happens? He's taken back
to the factory again, only this time it's Ed. Ed
works a drill-press too, except that he is edu-
cated and shouldn't be there. In fact, Ed has a
couple of chemistry degrees and he's a plenty
smart cookie. The writer may want to show by
this that the woman with the big breasts isn't
educated but she is a success and that Ed with
the (lh( mist] y degrees is educated but he is a
failure. The reader will say what the 'hell. He
has a right to,
On it goes. The vicious circle. The writer
keeps turning out the same stuff coumn after
column. The reader isn't reading it anymore.
The :mod is lost. The writer isn't red-hot as far
as reader interest is concerned, and you've got
to have reader interest.
We hope Stardust won't think this criticism
is unduly harsh. A bike ride after work in the in-
evitable and weary-by-now factory is a nice
thing. Especially in the early morning, when
most of the world is asleep. If anyone is for-
tunate enough to see people starting out the day,
we can say it's fun. You've got to be sensitive
to what's ticking around you, you know. And
when the old lady remarks at the end of the col-
umn, "My, it's cold this morning." It's signifi-
cant-as a conclusion for a short story, It's
certainly obscure enough and this gives it Impli-
cations. The writer meant the remark to reveal
just how everything happening around the old
lady is escaping her. But what has it got to do
with a column?
THE COLUMNIST on a student newspaper has
a duty to the reader. He, too, must remem-
ber he is a student. That's why he's a special
columnist-he must make it a point to reflect
the college student, what the college student
feels, thinks, is bothered with. And the college
student doesn't like to drift around in the Kath-
erine Mansfield now-you-see-it-now-you-don't
little brainstorm. If the columnist on a student
newspaper isn't sufficiently well-informed to
bother with details like these, or if he isn't inter-
ested, why not skip the column? We suggest that
Sawdust and Oyster Shells change its name, for
one thing, because all through this column we've
been calling it Stardust and Oyster Shells with-
out noticing the error. It makes that much
sense, this column we're kicking about.
EVER WAS THE AWARD of a plastic in-
stead of a brass ring more fitting than this
to Col. Georges F. Doriot, for it is his job in
the Quartermaster Corps to find substitutes for
critical materials.
And he has done a remarkable job. He has
developed plastic buttons, plastic combs, plastic
safety razors, and wooden beds. He has even
found a substitute for military stuffiness. He
goes bustling about his hot, barn-like office
wearing suspenders and no coat-in violence
to all regulations. The only thing this French
war veteran can't find a substitute for is time.
The first thing we saw around his office was
the wooden double-decker bed, to replace the
iron cots of the hate-to-get-up-in-the-morning
days. The cot required 49.8 pounds of iron. The
new bed has only springs of iron-8 pounds.
And the double-decking saves space too.
Before aluminum became short, the field range
(army cook stove) was made entirely of alumi-
num and stainless steel. Now it is made of black
iron, brightened in spots with enamel.
The canteen whidh every soldier carries used
to be made of aluminum. Now, the Quarter-
master General has produced a plastic canteen
of the same shape and size-which doesn't
burn would fingers when full of hot cofee, and
which will take a lot of rough treatment. The
Colonel invited us to lay this plastic vessel on
the floor and jump on it. We did-with both
feet. We found the name to be a misnomer. No-
thing plastic about it. Plastic as iron! (Believe
it or not, this new canteen is made of cotton lin-
tersgand ethyl alcohol.)

And now, if the Army had all the aluminum
in the world, they wouldn't go back to it.

Reg U.. $ Pa t .,AdRt' Res..
"And wherever they send you, Simpson, you can rest assured that
your Wall Street Journal will follow you."


VOL. LII No. 49-S
All Notices for the Daily Official Bul-
let in 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 University Bureau of Appoint-
ments has received notice of the fol-
lowing State of Michigan Civil Serv-
ice - Examinations:
School Principal I; September 2
1942; $155 to $195 per month.
Insurance Executive IV; Sept. 2
1942; $325 to $385 per month.
Journalist I; Sept. 2, 1942; $155 t
$195 per month.
Right of Way Assistant I; Sept. 2
1942; $155 to $195 per month.
Right of Way Assistant II; Sept
2, 1942; $200 to $240 per month.
Attending Institution Dentist II;
Sept. 2, 1942; $200 to $240 per month
Resident Institution Dentist II;
Sept. 2, 1942; $200 to $240 per month
Public Health Dentist IV; Sept. 2
1942; $325 to $385 per month.
Public Health Dentist V; Sept. 2
1942; $400 to $500 per month.
Hospital Physician V; Sept. 12
1942; $400 to $500 per month.
Hospital Physician VI; Sept. 12,
1942; '$525 to $625 per month.
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
Occupational Information
Opportunities for men and women
in the Bureau of Ships, Navy Depart-
ment. A request has been received
for names and addresses of men and
women with one or more years of
college work in engineering or
science, and for women interested
in clerical work. The positions about
to be opened are in the United States
Bureau of Ships and are civilian in
character. Anyone interested is in-
vited to seek further informaton at
the War Information Center, 1009
Angell Hall.
Commissions as Instructors in the
Navy Department. The Navy De-
partment has requested a list of men
between the ages of twenty-five and
forty years who are qualified to teach
physics or chemical, Diesel, electrical,
mechanical, or radio engineering.
Commissions are available for those
who meet physical and other qualifi-
cations. The minimum vision re-'
quirement is 12/20, each eye, cor-
rected to 20/20 with glasses. Anyone
interested should leave his name with
the Chairman of the Department of
Physics or with the Chairman of any
of the engineering departments men-
tioned. Prompt action is essential.
War Information Center.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments has received notice of the fol-
lowing City of Detroit Civil Service
Examinations. Last filing date is list-
ed in each case.
Sr. Building Operating Engineer
t Male) -August 27, 1942-$2,970 per
Jr. Building Operating Engineer
(Male)-August 27, 1942-$2,706 per
Auto Repairman (Male) - Until
further notice-$.95 to $1.00 per
Transportation Equipment Repair
Helper (Male) - August 21, 1942-
$.90 per hour.
Auto Rnnir Helier (Male) - A-

of the semester on the North bulletin
board in University Hall. Please
watch this space for announcements.
University Bureau of Appointments
And Occupational Information
Registrants-Notice: All students
in the summer session who are regis-
tered with the Bureau are reminded
that they should give us a change
of address and telephone before leav-
ing the campus. Also, anyone who
has accepted a position should notify
the Bureau immediately. Anyone
having blanks out, please return
them immediately either filled out
or in blank form.
Students who will finish in Sep-
tember should also keep the Bureau
posted on current address and tele-
University Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information
Consumer Education Exhibit may
.e seen daily at the Michigan League.
Hours-11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Academic Notices
Fall Term Registration Material
Music, Education, Public Health, Ar-
chitecture, Literary. Students should
call for materials on September 10.
This will allow time for seeing ad-
visers and securing needed advice.
Architects should wait until the ad-
viser announces a time for consuilta-
Automobile Regulation: The Uni-
versity Automobile Regulation will be
lifted at 12 noon, Friday, August 21st,
for students enrolled in the 8 week
Summer Session which terminates on
August 21st. There will be no modi-
fication or suspension of the Ruling
for students in the Summer Term
which closes September 26.
Office of the Dean of Students
All Women Interested in Living in
the Women's Student Cooperatives
this fall are requested to fill out ap-
plication blanks at the Dean of Wo-
men's office before noon on Monday,
August 24th. An interviewing meet-
ing will be held at 7:30 that evening
at 909 East University which you
are expected to attend.
Notice to Men Students: All 'men
students living in approved rooming
houses, who expect to move from
their present quarters, must give no-
tice of intention to move in writing to
the Office of the Dean of Students
on or before noon on Saturday, Sep-
tember 26, and rent shall be com-
puted to include Friday, September
25. Forms for the above purpose may
be secured at Room 2 University Hall.
College of Literature, Science, and
The Arts, and Architecture; Schools
of Education, Foresty, Music and
Public Health: Summer Session stu-
dents wishing a transcript of this
summer's work only should file a re-
quest in Room 4 U. H. several days
before leaving Ann. Arbor. Failure
to file this request before the end
of the session will result in a need-
less delay of several days.
Faculty and Students - Summer
Term-College of Literature, Science,
and the Arts. Final Examinations for
all classes meeting Monday at eight
o'clock will be held Saturday, Sep-
tember 19, from two to four o'clock
instead of Saturday, September 26,
as noted in the Final Examination
Schedule. This change has been ap-
nroved so that students may attend

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gust 21, 1942. Recommendations for
Summer Term giaduates should be
:iled not later than the 25th of Sep-
oming Events
Graduate Outing Club: The eight-
week period is drawing to a close but
not so the activities of the Graduate
Outing Club. New friends and old
who enjoy outdoor recreation are in-
vited to meet at the north door of
the RackhaW Building on Sunda.y,
August 23, at 2:30 p.m. Plans will
be made for the remaining few weeks
of the summer term followed by a
hike to some nearby spot and a pic-
nic supper.
Episcopal Students: There will be
a celebration of Holy Communion at
7:10 Monday morning, St. Bartholo-
mew's Day, in Bishop Williams Cha-
pel, Harris Hall, Breakfast will be
served following the service, and stu-
dents who have eight o'clock classes
will be able to get to them on time.
Polonia Society:dThere will be a
meeting this Monday at 8 p. n -in
the recreation room of the Interna-
tional Center.
Michigan Dames, bridge Monday
evening from 8 until 10:30 at the
Michigan League.
Concerts: The University Musical
Society announces the following con-
cert attractions for the Sixty-Fourth
Annual Choral Union Series, all of
which, with the exception of the
Cleveland Symphony which will be
heard at 3:00 o'clock in the after-
noon, will take place at 8:30 p. in.,
in Hill Auditorium.
October 20-Don Cossack Chorus,
Serge Jaroff, Conductor.
October 29 - Gladys Swarthout,
November 8-Cleveland Symphony
Orchestra, Arthur Rodzinski, Con-
November 19-Albert Spalding, Vi-
December 3-Arthur Schnabel, Pi-
December 9 - Boston Symphony
Orchestra, Serge Koussevitsky, Con.-
January 18 - Josef Hofmann, Pi-
February 16 - Jascha Heifetz, Vi-
March 2 - Sir Thomas Beecham,
and the Detroit Symphony Orches-
March 17 - Nelson Eddy, Bari-
Orders for season tickets (includ-
ing tax), at $13.20-$11.00-$8.80--
$6.60 are being received, and filed in
sequence at the office of the Univer-
sity Musical Society, Charles A. Sink,
President, in Burton Memorial Tow-
Charles A. Sink, President
Institute of Aeronautical Science:
Will meet Tuesday, August 25, at
7:30 p. m., in the Michigan Union.
Movies will be shown entitled Fun-
damentals of Airflow and Airflow
Separations. Explanation and lecture
will be by Professor Kuethe.

The Minorities Committee of the
Inter-Racial Association will meet at
7 p. m. Monday in the Union.
Carillon Recital: The final pro-
gram of the current Summer Session
series by Professor Percival Price,
University Carillonneur, will consist
entirely of request numbers, and will
be played on te Charles Baird Caril-
lon at 7:15-8 p. b. Sunday, August
23. This final recital will include
compositions by Bach, Hugh Glaus-
er, Jane Stone, a Summer Session
graduate student, and Fugue for Car-
illon by Professor Price. Polish,
French and Russian Airs, and war
songs will make up the remainder
of the program.
Unitarian Church, Statae and Hu-
ron Sts.: 8 p. m., Discussion Group-
"Drama and Literature in Soviet
Russia." Mrs. Lila Pargment, Instruc-
tor in Russian. 9 p. in., Social Hour.
(No Morning Service.)
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church:
8:00 a. in., Holy Communion; 11:00
a. in., Morning Prayer and Sermon
by the Rev. John G. Dahl; 11:00Ba. m.
Kindergarten, Church Office Build-
ing; 5:00 p. in., Student Picnic, leav-
ing from Harris Hall. Monday, Aug.
24, St. Bartholomew's Day celebra-
tion of the Holy Communion at 7:15
a. in., Harris Hall Chapel.
First Presbyterian Church: Morn-
ing Worship, 10:45 a. mn. Union Ser-
vice with Memorial Christian Church.
The Reverend Fredrick Cowin
Westminister Student Guild-So-
cial Luncheon at 6:15 followed by
meeting at 7:15 p. m. Mr. Lampe will
lead the discussion based on -"Build-
ing a New World." Students are cor-
dially invited.
The Ann Arbor Churc of Christ
1 will meet Sunday, August 23, in the
Y.M.C.A. Building at 110 North
Fourth Ave. Mr. L. L. Yeagley of
Pontiac will do the preaching. Sun-
day School starts at 10 a. m. Wor-
ship Services start at 11 a. m. and
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0 Subs i utes'

COL DORIOT has a strong French accent and
bright French eyes.-He is ready to accept any
challenge. Bring him a rubber raincoast, a steel
safety razor, a brass nozzle-anything made of
critical materials. He lives and breathes the
very reverse of that old slogan-"Beware of im-
itations-Accept no substitutes."
He spends twelve hours a day trying to find
substitutes for the things the Japanese have
thieved in the Far East, and trying to find them
at such a weight that the U. S. soldier, who car-
ried a 77 pound pack on Bataan, will find him-
self on a par with the Jap soldier, whose jungle
pack weighs only 26 pounds.
If you are an enlisted man, look at the buttons
of your overcoat. Brass. Then look at the but-
tons on the overcoat of the men just inducted
last week. Plastic.'
Why They're Called 'Rangers' ..,

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