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Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
English Labor Party
Not To Be Trusted . .
R. BERNARD SEGELIN deserves an
answer to the letter he penned to
The Daily. For the issue herein disputed is a
lot larger than would appear at first glance.
The New Republic of August 17 said about Sir
Stafford Cripps: "this outstanding British liberal
made a speech that to American ears seemed
disingenuous in the extreme." We could defi-
nitely detect the unwholesome scents of political
two-facedness wafted across the seas of con-
troversy. Mr. Segelin must sense that such an
attitude as is typified by men who one day
champion the cause of Indian Nationalism and
the next day (because they are in high office)
denounce it, is more than what political scien-
tists call governmental compromise. It is politi-
cal prostitution of the sort that has afflicted
Laborites ever since and including Ramsay Mac-
And if Mr. Segelin thinks that a political truce
during which no elections are held for nearly a
decade is in consonance with. British democracy
he shows even less knowledge of English history
than he claims we do.
F COURSE, Mr. Segelin, Hore-Belisha did
not get along "harmoniously with his co-
horts" of the Chamberlain Fascist fringe coterie.
Don't you see that is the highest possible tribute
you can pay him? Unfortunately enough, there
are arch-appeasers (like Sir Samuel Hore) in
that Conservative Administration to this day.
They must be summarily dismissed if ever we
are to fight a war for the further dispersion of
democracy; or as surely so as we should cease
to recognize the Vichy government or as surely
so as England should-cease to recognize Hitler's
brothers-in-arms in Finland and Spain.
Our case is this: we should not trust the des-
tiny of the world to a party of turncoats and
turncoats the Laborites have proved themselves
to be time and time again when they reached
positions of authority. The Conservatives with
their upper-class psychology are obviously unde-
sirable. But is the Labor Party, as such, any the
better if it is dedicated to the interests of the
working-man? How much better 'would it be
for that same Liberal Party which under the
administration of David Lloyd George furthered
the cause of reform to regain its former status
and help England forge ahead. It is true that
the Liberal Party is weak. That is exactly why
it needs our backing and if a coalition govern-
ment could function under Conservative direc-
tion why could it not function under Liberal
direction? Such a move would shorten this war
months and years.
T IS a complete falsification to say or even to
intimate that the most vigorous War Sec-
retary Englanal has ever had is incapable of
leadership. Much of whatever efficiency British
arms has today is directly attributable to Belisha
and to none other. As to his being an oppor-
tunist, is Mr. Segelin unaware of the fact that
all Belisha need have done was repudiate the
principle of democracy he lives by and, oppor-
tunistically, gain one of the most important jobs
in the war cabinet?
Finally, is it presumptuous or ill-advised to
take an active interest in what is actually an
English domestic issue? Certainly not. Britain
is our ally. If she falls, chances are one thousand
to one that we will fall soon after. This war can
be fought more expeditiously and more compe-
tently with a new skipper at the helm of British
statesmanship. Americans need not be ashamed
to exuress their honest views on the matter. no

T IS WELL-KNOWN that one reason for the
surrender of American troops on Bataan was
lack of quinine. It is also known that the fall of
the Dutch East Indies and Jesse Jones' failure
to buy quinine in time, have left the nation des-
perately short of this vital drug.
However, what is not known is the good news
that after six months of heart-rending delay a
large-scale program. to obtain quinine in South
America has just been launched.
Dr. Miguel Lopez, brother of Colombia's Presi-
dent,has just initialed a contract and sent it to
Bogota for approval. Simultaneously, William
Pennock, quinine expert of the Board of Eco-
nomic Warfare, is leaving for Colombia, while
Samuel Miller, another BEW expert, is leaving
for Ecuador.
The contracts in both cases were worked out
by red-tape-cutting Milo Perkins, head of the
BEW, rather than Jesse Jones' RFC men, and
then turned over to Jesse, who signed them and
put up the money.
Colombia once was the greatest quinine pro-
ducer in the world, bigger than the Dutch East
Indies. But it slid into the background after
the Dutch developed the East Indies, and in re-
cent years the Dutch have had a monopoly.
Guatemala, Bolivia and Peru also produce qui-
nine, and negotiations with them are under
way-in fact are completed with Guatemala.
However, it will be at least a year before we
can get the same amount of quinine from South
America as we got from the Dutch. Meanwhile,
the normal peacetime needs of the U.S.A. are
4,500,000 ounces, which with U.S. troops fighting
in tropical countries, must be upped to 7,000,000
First-Aid Class
THE OTHER DAY Assistant Secretary of War
Lovett came home after a hard day of plan-
ning on new bombers, new pursuit planes for
the army, found his wife wrapping a bandage
around her head.
"What's the matter, mother," he asked, "got
a toothache?"
Mrs. Lovett gave the Assistant Secretary of
War what most husbands call a dirty look, said
nothing. Later Lovett noticed his wife twisting
a handkerchief into queer loops and knots. He
said nothing, but by this time the children were
"What's mother doing 'with that handker-
chief?" they asked their father, noting Mrs.
Lovett's preoccupied air.
"Sh-sh-sh!" said the Assistant Secretary of
War, "I think she's practicing for her first aid
Race Question Again
THE President's conference with Paul McNutt,
boss of the Manpower Commission, and Dr.
Malcolm S. MacLean, president of Hampton In-
stitute for Negroes, who is chairman of the Fair
Joe Pattersoni
Has A Good Laug.. .
packages his daily prophecies of
doom and defeat with the world's best comics-
excepting only Barnaby, Vic Jordan and Pator-
uzu-has reversed the field. There's enough fun
in the world, good, clean, sparkling humor, to
spill over from the comics into the somber edi-
torial chamber from which Joe each day ex-
presses solemn displeasure in Roosevelt, the war
and the burdens of gasoline and sugar rationing.
The Daily News, chuckled Joe, is accused of
violating "what is laughingly called voluntary
censorship." That's a good one, eh, Joe?
But, gosh, Joe, now that you mention it, you're
not accused of violating what is "laughingly
called voluntary censorship" at all. You did that
all right, but now you're under investigation-
not for violation of voluntary censorship--but
for betrayal of confidential naval secrets. What
you did (remember?) was to print the fact on
June 7 that the U.S. Navy knew in advance the
detailed movements of the entire Japanese Fleet
before the Battle of Midway.
THERE'S ONE STORY that you didn't print a
few days later, and neither did we. We don't
know why you didn't print it, but other papers
didn't print it because they didn't want to give

the Japs any more help than you had already
given them by publishing your story in the first
place. We still can't tell the details. but riow
this much can be said: the Japs took steps im-
mediately after you broke the first story that
cut our Navy off from certain knowledge of their
movements. We won the Battle of Midway ,Joe,
because we knew-as you said-what the Japs
were up to in advance. We may not have that
advantage hereafter as a result of the action
that followed your publication. You see now
why naval secrets are important: they may save
the lives of American boys, to say nothing of the
broader implications of victories in battle.
Some fun, eh, Joe?
SUPPOSE you noticed how Cousin Bertie in
the Chicago Tribune got off a laugh or two
on this. thing. Funniest thing, though, was how
big. brave Bertie ducked for cover and hid be-
hind the fellow who wrote the story-reporter
Remember, Joe, how neither you nor Bertie
put his name on the story. He didn't rate even a
byline on June 7, when you published all these

Employment Practices Committee, touched off
some hot fireworks.
The Conference took place after F.D.R. had
transferred the Fair Employment Committee
from its semi-independent status under WPB to
McNutt's Manpower Commission, following vig-
orous opposition to the Committee in the South,
Dr. MacLean opened the meeting by bluntly
submitting his resignation, in protest against
the transfer, and it required some persuasive
talking by the President to change his mind.
MacLean declared that the Fair Employment
Committee must be semi-independent to func-
tion efficiently in the delicate job of handling
race and color discrimination in war plants. The
transfer to the Manpower Commission, he
charged, would interfere with the committee's
freedom of action.
MacLean also argued that the shift had en-
dangered public confidence in the Committee,
since most people are of the impression that "we
have been throttled." The President vigorously
refuted this, pointing out that his only purpose
in ordering the transfer had been to expedite
the FEPC's functions.
The committee belonged in McNutt's agency,
the President said, because its work was logi-
caly a manpower function. Also, he contended,
the FEPC could accomplish more if it has the
weight of the Manpower Commission behind it
and can call on the various agencies under Mc-
Nutt. such as the Social Security Board and
the U.S. Manpower Service, for help from time
to time.
McNutt volubly seconded the President's argu-
ments. However, it wasn't until the President
exacted a promise from McNutt that he would
not interfere in any way with FEPC policy-
making, that Dr. MacLean finally agreed to
withdraw his resignation.
Capital Chaff
When the U.S. Government entertains visiting
Presidents, Kings, and Queens, the rate paid for
their board and lodging at New York's swank
Hotel Waldorf-Astoria is $30 a day . . . The
State Department is economizing by turning off
the hot water in lavatories and using bar soap
instead of powdered soap at the wash basins . .
Hard-working Admiral Leahy, chief-of-staff
to the President, has fixed up a routinedeclina-
tion to all social functions. At his age and with
a war on, he says he hasn't time to go out to
dinner. . . . Among the closest friends in the
Senate are Barkley of Kentucky, Democratic
floor leader, and McNary of Oregon, Republican
floor leader. They disagree on nearly everything
except this: that they are both swell guys. . . .
There are 40,000 Japs living unguarded along the
coast of Peru, according to visiting Peruvian
journalist Manuel Seoane. . . . The latest Jap
Zero plane is reported to be even deadlier than
its predecessors. It can reach much higher alti-
tudes than U.S. pursuit planes, generally fly
circles around them, according to observers re-
turned from Australia.
R ELIGION is usually associated with a denom-
ination or sect. This is not so much a uni-
versal as an American situation. The intellectual
person, if he expects to be useful as a spiritual
citizen, at a time when religion is absolutely
essential to national survival, should go deeper.-
There are six services or aspects of religion
needing attention:
First, each religious society or denomination
should be thought of as a school of religious
thought, not an exclusive society. Catholics are
the philosophy of Aquinas illustrated for us all.
Methodists are an emphasis given by the Wesley
brothers on social religion as experience. Thus,
through the whole list, we have many truths
illustrated and displayed by the believers, each
existing to instruct the whole of mankind in
schools of thought.
Second, a creed is not something one must
accept. It is rather one of the various hypoth-
eses which have been taken as a starting place.
That is a very good place to start. Any one per-
son may begin with any one hypothesis and
eventually shift to some nobler form.

TfllIRD, religion is not an isolated truth to be
used as a rally-spot or a point for joiners, but
religion gives meaning. We become religious
because that view and attitude of life gives
meaning to daily life and all existence, to the
sorrows, the struggles, and the group purpose or
the racial perpetuity of man.
Fourth, religion is not a sharp emphasis on
difference whereby I am an Episcopalian and
you are a Lutheran. Rather, religion is a crusade
of good-will. The Federal Council of Churches-
the attempt at Christian unity, the Inter-Faith
Conferences, the International Council of Re-
ligious Education and the like are all founded
upon this belief.
Fifth, religion is not an escape, not a method
whereby one may "cast his burden on the Lord,"
but is an ethical drive. By religion one commits
himself to the highest he knows, joins with oth-
ers in effort, aspiration and prayer for specific
goals of human betterment and personal per-
Sixth, religion is not necessarily an end in
itself but is a tool-a means by which high spir-

"Ah-everybody got one of those--I want a propaganda machine!"


VOL. LII No. 50-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 prepeding its publication except on
Saturday, when the notices should be
submitted before 11:30 a.m.
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-
proved so that students may attend
the football game which will be play-
ed with the Great Lakes Naval
Training Station. Saturday after-
noon, -September 26.
E. A. Walter, Assistant Dean
Opportunities for men and ;women
in the Bureau of Shis, 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.
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.
Academic Notices
Teaching Departments wishing to
recommend tentative Summer Ses-
sion graduates from the College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts and
the. School of Education for Depart-'
mental Honors should send such
names to the Registrar's Office,
Room 4, University Hall, before Au-
gust 21, 1942. Recommendations for
Summer Term graduates should be
filed Aiot later than the 25th of Sep-
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 Stu-
dents on or before noon, September
5. Students must vacate their rooms
before noon on Saturday, September
26, and rent shall be computed to in-
elude Friday, September 25. Forms

Senior Chemical, Mechanical, Elec-
trical, and Civil Engineers:
Mr. Harry W. Faust of Monsanto
Chemical Company will interview
students graduating in September,
1942, and February, 1943, on Mon-
day, August 24th. Sign interview list
in Room 2028, East Engineering
Coming Events
Graduate Outing Club: The eight-
week period is drawing to a close
but not so the activities of the Grad-
uate Outing Club. New friends and
old who enjoy outdoor recreation are
invited to meet at the north door of
the Rackham Building on Sunday,
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.
Polonia Society: There will be a
meeting this Monday, at 8 o'clock, in
the recreation room of the Interna-
tional Center.
American Society of Civil Engi-
neers will be addressed by Mr. Jack
Steketee of Detroit in a meeting
Wednesday, August 26th, in the
Union. Bill Swenson, Pres.
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.m., in
Hill Auditorium.
October 20-Don Cossack Chorus,
Serge Jaroff, Conductor.
October 29-Gladys Swarthout,
November 8-Cleveland Symphony
Orchestra, Artur Rodzinski, Conduc-
November 19-Albert Spalding, Vi-
December 3-Artur Schnabel, Pi-
December 9--Boston Symphony
Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky, 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, Baritone.
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 offices of the Uni-
versity Musical Society, Charles A.
Sink, President, in Burton Memorial
Charles A. Sink, President
Istitute of Aeronautical Sciene:
Will meet Tuesday, August 25, at 7:30
p.m. in the Michigan Union. Movies
will be shown entitled Fundamentals
of Airflow and Airflow Separations.,
Explanation and lecture will be by
Professor Kuethe.
Michigan Dames, bridge Monday
evening from 8 until 10:30 at the
Michigan League.

uate student, and Fugue for Carillon
y Professor Price. Polish, French
.nd Russian Airs, and war songs
will make up the remainder of the
Unitarian Church: State ad Hu-
'on Sts.: 8 p. m.. Discussion Group-
'Drama and Literature in Soviet
Russia." Mrs. Lila Pargment, Instruc-
or in Russian. 9 p. m., Social Hour.
'No Morning Service.)
St. Andrew's Episcopal Churc:
8:00 a. m.. Holy Communion; 11:00
a. m., Morning Prayer and Sermon
by the Rev. John G. Dahl; 11:00 a.m.
Kindergarten. Church Office Build-
ing; 5:00 p. m., 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. m. 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. Lamp will
lead the discussion based on "Build-
ing a New World." Students are cor-
dially invited.
The Ann Arbor Church of Christ
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
8 p. m. Bible Study will be ;at 8
p.in. on Wednesday, August 2.
First Church of Christ, Scientist,
409 S. Division St., Sunday morning
service at 10:30. Subject: "Mind."
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.
First Baptist Church: 512 East Hu-
ron, Rev. C. H. Loucks, Minister. Mrs.
Geil Orcutt, Associate Student Coun-
selor. 11:00 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 Church Wor-
ship. Rev. J. Burt Bouwman, Execu-
tive Secretary of the Michigan Coun-
cil of Churches and Christian Educ
tion, will preach. An activity program
for children is provided during this
period. 7:00 p. m., The Roger Wil-
liams Guild meets in the Guild
Trinity Lutheran Church Service
will be held at 10:30 Sunday. Rev-
erend H. 0. Yoder speaking on "Th
True Meaning of Prayer." Ziont Lu-
theran Service will be held on Sun-
day at 10:30. Mr. Elmer Christiansen
speaking on "A Strange Trial." His
theme is selected from Acts 24:22-
27. Lutheran Student Association
will meet for its regular dinner at
6 o'clock and a meeting afterwards.
Wallace Watts will speak on "Social
Problems in the Ypsilanti Area."
,Wesley Foundation and First Me-
thodist Church. Sunday morning
Class at 9:30 a. m. Dr. E. W. Blake-
man will lead the discussion on "The
Beloved Community." Morning Wo-
ship Service at 10:40 o'clock. Dr.
C. W. Brashares wil preach on "In
His Presence." Wesleyan Guild meet-
ing beginning at 6 p. m. with fellow-
ship supper. At 6:40 p. m., Davi
Crohn will lead a discussion 'on
"Jewish Beliefs."

What Is Christianity? Bring your
ideas to the discussion at 4:30 Sun-
day afternoon in the Fireside Roon
of Lane Hall. Bob Campbell, grad-
uate of Bob ,Jones College, will give
a short message in the opening devo-
tional service. The meeting is spon-
sored by the Michigan Christian Fel-
Scholarshtips For Labor
The granting by Yale University of
scholarships in the Graduate School
to ten labor-union leaders from all
sectons of the country is a signifi-
cant recognition of labor's growing
strength, as well as a distinct contri-
bution toward making that strength
effectve in the right direction. In
creased power always are dependent
on informed leadership.
It is nteresting to note that one of
the unions which has shown greatest
interest in the Yale University plan
is the nternational Ladies' Garment
The Yale lectures and seminars on
Labor Legislation, Labor Law,, the
Economics of Collectiv Bargaining,
and the Structure of American Econ-
omy undoubtedly will serve to give
the chosenlabor leaders a broader
.understanding of the economic pia-
ture as a whole. This sort of educa-
tion is needed, however, not oily
within but outside the ranks of labor.

I Enisvl Students;' There will be

a celebration of Holy Communion at -Christian Science Mor
7:10 Monday morning, St. Bartholo-1-
mew's Day, in Bishop Williams Cha- IAtheistiC C.rosperi
pel, Harris Hall. Breakfast will be Ts
served following the service, and stu- The Japanese last week toy
dents who have eight o'clock classes other step towards liquidati
will be able to get to them on time. Christian influence in thei
._prosperity sphere." This at
'hi M in m (' .mm*m ai th t relig-ious instretion in n hlic

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