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FirIDY, JUNE 26, 1942



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Edited and managed by students of the University of.
Michigan under the authority of the Board in Control
of Student Publications.
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Editorial Staff
Homer Swander . . . . Managing Editor
WillSapp . . . . . City Editor
14 ann . . . . . . Sports Editor
Hale Champion, John Erlewine, Leon Gordenker,
Irving Jaffe, Robert Preiskel
Business Staff

'WASHINGTON-Biggest undercover wire-"
pulling in Washington, affecting millions of lit-
tle business men, is in the selection of the
five-man board to spend the $200,000,000 appro-
priated for small business under the Murray bill.
Big question is whether this new Small War
Plants Corporation is to be administered by real
friends of 4ittle business or by the same conserv-
ative big: business men responsible for leaving
little business out in the cold.
This has been one of, the biggest botches of
the defense p'ogram. In 'Gei'many every little
garage has been given a war order, a small part
of an airplane to put together and then send to
the assembly line. In England, Beaverbrook
licked the bottleneck on airplane production by
distributing the business among a host of small
But in the United States, the big motor and
munitions moguls insisted on taking the time
and much needed steel to erect brand new plants
covering acres ,of land, instead- of farming out
production to smalj factories forced into idle-
ness because;of lack of materials.
Finally Congress, exploding over the plight of
small business, enacted the bill for the Small
War Plants Crporation under the leadership of,,
Senators Jim Murray of Montana *nd Jim Reed
of New York.
Questionable Trio mph
This was a great triumph over the $1-a-year
men and their big-business-minded bureaucratic-
pals. But now if certain of Nelson's $1-a-year
generalissimos have their way, little business is
apt to continue just ,s much out in the. cold as
For the man stfongly urged on Nelson as head
of the Small War Plants Corporation is Mark
Brown, big shot Chicago banker. Leader of this-
undercover drive for Brown is his close buddy,
Sidney Weinberg, Wall Street banker and Nel-
son's executive assistant. In inner WPB circles,
Weinberg is credited with being largely respon-
sible for the retention of so many business-as-
usual minded $1-a-yearers in WPB.

Meanwhile, other advisers are urging Nelson
to appoint Louis Holland of Kansas City, who
last year did an outstanding job of organizing
small plants in his area into co-ops, which suc-
ceeded in obtaining war orders. Holland inti-
mately knows the problems of small business, is
a ,forceful and able executive and would make
an ace choice for head of SWPC.
Another champion of little business urged for
appointment to the board is Pete Nehemkis,
who did an outstanding job on the investigation
of monopolies two years ago, and who knows in-
timately the problems of little business. Also
proposed- for the board is Elizabeth Brandeis
of the University of Wisconsin,o daughter of the
famous Supreme Court justice who spent a life-
time crusading for little business.
(Note: Secretly, Nelson already has promised
a place as board member on SWPC to Theodore
Granik, New York-Washington lawyer with po-
tent Tammany connections, and conductor of
The American Forum of the Air.)
I/cendiary Extinguisher
If you have been worrying about a cheap and
effective incendiary bomb extinguisher, the U.S.
Geological Survey has the answer.
It is aplite, a sqda-lime feldspar, mined in
Virginia by the Dominion Minerals Co. Tests at
the Edgewood Arsenal of the Army Chemical
Warfare Service showed aplite to be far superior
to salt, pitch, ashes and other extinguishers in
combating incendiaries.
Aplite. formed a, protective covering over the
burning bombs so quickly that blocks of wood on
which they were placed were barely charred.
To protect the public from profiteering, the
Interior and Justice departments have applied
for government, patents for the use of aplite as
an incendiary extinguisher. Under the patent
the Interior Departmeht will make the use of
the material available to any commercial con-
cern that desires to marj t it.
Note: Aplite normally is used in the manu-
facture of glass'and ceramics.

Sird Perlberg
F e Vti, Ginsberg
Mrrn Hunte

Business Manager.
. Associate, Business Manager
- -Puliations Managrer

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


Wmericns People
Wilt vefuse Socialism.

. .

O PTIMISTIC, far-fetched statements
forecasting the certain advent of a
socialistic economy in America finds little sup-
port from the people of the, United States, ac-
cording to the latest Fortune magazine poll.
Many liberals and a few pessimistic conserva-
tives look on this war as a people's revolution
which must inevitably change our economy radi-
cally. It. may be a people's war and a people's

An Axe To Grin1d

FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 1942
.VL.L1. No. 9-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.
Summer Term Salary Payments:
Salaries of those who teach the first
half will be paid in full on August
7; for those who teach the second
half payment will be made in full on
September 25. Those who teach the
entire term will receive one-half their
salary on August 7 and the remain-
der on September 26.
The Michigan Repertory Players
of the Department of Speech offer
their fourteenth season of six out-
standing play, opening July 8. Sea-
son tickets may be ordered now by
mail or from the box office at the
Mendelssohn Theatre. Counter sale
of season tickets will open Monday
at the box office which will be open
daily (except Sunday) from 10 a.m.
until 5 p.m.
The Storehouse Building will ac
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
receiving location.
EE. C. Pardon
"Emperor Jones" with Paul Robe-
son will be presented by the Art
Cinema League on Sunday night at
8:15 at the Rqckham Lecture Hall.
Registration for Selective Service:
1. Date of Registration. June 30, one
day only.
2. Who Shall Register. All male
students born (1) on or after Janu-
ary 1, 1922 and (2) on or before June
30, 1924. Anyone who fails to regis-
ter, thust bear individually the full
responsibility for this failure. Those
who have registered for selective
service at earlier registration dates
should not register again.
Foreign students must register and
give the country of citizership. Those
who have Alien Registration Cards
must give tLe number of this card
as part of the registration procedure.
Those who have taken out first citi-
zenship papers only, are not citizens
of the United States.
Members of the federally recog-
nized active National Guard. Officer
Reserve Corp; Regular Army Re-
To the Editor:°
FOR A NUMBER of years Michigan
men have taken great delight in
repeating over and over, as if to make
themselves believe it, "four out of
five, four out of five." The result has
been that some weird stories have
been circuhating concerning Michi-
gan women. Well, we're fed up with
it and we don't mind telling yu so!
While we admit that not every fe-
male that walks across the Diagonal
this summer is a Lana Turner (if
she was she sure wouldn't be dating
Michigan boys), not every girl is ex-
actly repulsive either. At least we
try to look and act friendly, which
is more than most of the men do!

If you don't believe me drop in at
a certain hang-out some morning
around 8:45. You'll see what I mean.
THE FUNNY THING about it all is
that the boys (medical students
please note) who are so quick to tell
how awful we are, for the most part
aren't exactly an example of spark-
ling personality themselves. Some
of you boys (and I do mean boys)
who fancy yourselves such judges of
personality and beauty ought to take
a gander at yourselves, especially
when you stand around holding up
the wall at League dances as you did
last Saturday night.' You would see
then that the picture isn't all our
Iimagine at this point some honor
student will throw down the Daily,
run his fingers through his shaggy
mane, and scornfully condemn the
consored brain of woman. If so,
'you're just the guy this is addressed
to! You claim Michigan women are
conceited, unattractive, dull, false,
and bored with life. Having said this
you wait for your room-mate to aR-
plaud as you raise that one eye brow
(yes, I know it takes practice, but
even then, in your case, it is low)
and look just too amused concern-
ing those Michigan women.
WELL, FRIENDS of a certain beer
tavern I can't mention, there
are only some 600 of us here this
summer. That me us that you and
your room-mates dren't going to be
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"-Eldon Nsys ?apa isn't going to sit up with us tonight-says we'll
go out to a night club if I'll just be patient'"


revolution, but extreme leftist tendencies are
decidedly lacking.
5 percent of the nation favor socialism.
Another 40.4 percent oppose it while the remain-
ing 34.2 percent are undecided. There is no
clear opposition majority but it may be assumed
that of the undecided groufr enough will not be
able to stomach the radical changes requisite for
a. socialistic economy to give the opposition a
decided majority.
Without arguing the merits or demerits of a
socialistic economy, it is certain that at this
stage of the war America does nbt hope for so-
cialism in the future. Liberals should clearly
reale this sentiment in making their idealistic
blueprints for the future.


By Lichty

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EVEN with the tremendous government regu-
lation of wartime, Americans have not rec-
onciled themselves to complete economic con-
trol necessary to the working of socialism. It is
obvious that they must prefer capitalistic eco-
nomic freedom.
The\,capitalistic economy of the present has
netted us many gains but still has failed to re-
lieve the suffering of large groups of people.
This failure is not necessarily an argument for
complete radical reform but is rather an objec-
tion to the present situation.
Alterations in the basic" economy need to be
made to relieve the suffering of impoverished
groups, but they need. not necessarily be as com-
piete as advocates of the socialistic system de.
mand. Were they to change their sometimes
irrational minds and help pick out faults for
which remedial planning is necessary they might
do America much more service.
THE PEOPLE will support reforms to eliminate
suffering, unemployment and poverty-the
New Deal proved that. When the war is over
Am7erica will need its machines re-oiled to civil-
ian production and its economy readjusted to
eliminate present injustice.
Such adjustment is the problem upon which
liberals might concentrate their planning endea-
vors. Without complete majority support for
socialism as the situation is now all reform
must come within the broad framework of the
capitalist economy.- Leon Gordenker
Georgia Popper Pops Again
Eugene Talmadge, Georgia's bang-browed
cracker governor, cracked off again last week.
The three-week-old news reached him that
30,000 hale, hearty and draftable Georgians had
been rejected by the Army because ,they were
illiterate. Quick as a gallus- snap, "furriner"-
hating Gene up and said: New York is "the most.
illiterate state in the union." He knew it, he

THE OLD GAG is that summer school is the
only time a professor can walk into his class
and say good morning, and the class not only
doesn't grumble, but writes it down in their
notes.. Why it isn't hard to see; we were sitting
on the steps of Barbour gym, for about an hour
and a half yesterday, watching the school teach-
ers go in to register.
Of course it isn't fair to put people into types,
people are different. But school teachers have a
habit of putting themselves into types-at least
the ones' up here do.,
There aren't many men, and they aren't ne-
half so interesting. There are the big bald Bab-
bitt type, probably superintendents and princi-
ples, sort of intelligent looking, and all looking
very incongruous with their cigarettes (nobody
smokes cigars) so' dwarfed by their large bodies.
They're well-dressed, and present a pretty busi-
ness-like looking bunch, by far the least criti-
cizable groups of all.
THEN there are the younger ones, too mapy
looking exactly like a Y.M.C.A. affiliate, Lots
of spectacles on these, and they look so sweet
and mild that you want to mother them-unless
you're .like us, and want to jab a needle in their
lethargic rears.
Many of the young guys look religious, or
rather like religious affiliates, but some are a
lot grimmer than the others and look like mad
fanatics who would unhesitatingly kill afly or a
Now Is Time
To End Over-Optimism...
VER SINCE the' beginning of the
war the American mind has been
possessed by a peculiar belief in some inherent
certainty of an ultinate Allied victory, regard-
less of the number and severity of setbacks in-
flicted by the Axis.
A figment of pure fantasy, no more ground-
less a belief could be found. It is almost incred-
ible that as illogical-indeed; almost psycho-
pathic-an attitude could, be possessed by so
large a proportion of Americans. More signifi-
cantly, it has been an extreme source of danger
to the Allied cause, as overconfidence always is.
The developments of the past week have a
profound significance on this attitude. To-
bruk has fallen; Sevastopol is being battered.
mercilessly; Kharkov is under the control of
the Axis; the Egyptian defenders are in
dire straits-a'id all this is reflected in the
British Parliament, where Prime Minister
Churchill's opponents are howling for his skin.
VOW-if never before-is the time for Ameri-
cans to realize that no divine law exists
making it impossible for the Allies to go down
to defeat in this war. If such.events as those of
the past week are not sufficient to demonstrate
how very possible an Axis victory is, nothing ever i

child or their grandmother in their unswerving
application to tutorial duty.
All the men have brief cases, and sport a pro-
fusion of keys on their chests, very few of which
are Phi Bete.
But the women are killing. So many of the
young ones look like most of the girls in the
School of Education look-not ugly or deformed,
or hideous, but just drab and unappetizing. Like
in Purgatory, where the souls of the dead
haven't the privilege of suffering, but just keep
on being horribly, unendurably bored.
OF COURSE some of the young ones are good-
looking, and these are the ones who look
very clean and Wholesome and serious about
their teaching. The drabees look just serious,
but it doesn't seem as if teaching was any differ-
ent to them than taking a boring bath, or going
to a boring bullfight or living a boring life. But
as wesaid before, the worst thing is that they
all look like most girls just a year out of the
School of Education, than which there is noth-
ing nothinger.
These seem to run up to about 25, not more
than a few years out of school, and from there
on you notice a gap. 'We guess 25-35 in the age
when they are confident that teaching is merely
a stop-@ap, and that Mr. Right will be along any
day now. In fact the whole woman setup in the
teaching profession (or in any, for that matter)
is probably determined by the attitude of the
professioner toward marriage, Or then again
maybe not.
AFTFE THIRTY-FIVE the drab girls are still
prominent, but there seems to be an infu-
sion of new blood somewhere along the line, with
real brisk, plum'p, matronly women dominating
the scene. These all look very pleasant, and
business-like too, and they all wear brisk and
unforgiveable hats. Sort of the firm apple-
dumpling types. The sour note in this case is
that their cheeks are not as red as you would
expect from women of this type.
That far-up to about 45 or 50 years old-
there seem to be coqnterparts, with drab young
men, and drab young women, and brisk, middle-
aged men and brisk, middle-aged women, and
some decent-looking ones, too, but after that the
women go one alone. These are the old, sweet
ones, with sweet faces, and what must be very
wizened bodies. They're very sweet, and smile
nicely at all the young people.
WE CAN REMEMBER a Latin teacher we had
in high school who was like some of these.
She used to go up to Michigan every summer for
a long time, and whenever she came back she
would talk about the two professors she took
courses from, and with whom we were sure she
was in love. Every day she would mention one
or the other of the professors and speak rever-
ently of something he had taught her the sui-
mer before, or two summers before, or ten or
twenty, The class started to keep score of the
number of times she nentioned them, and in the
end Prnfesn r won mot. And then we all felt

serve; enlisted Reserve Corp; and
members of the advanced Corps, Sen-
ior Division, R.O.T.C., are exempt
from registration.
3. Place of Registration. All Uni-
versity students and employees in the
age limit should register in the Arm-
ory Building, 223 E. Ann Street. Stu-
dents living in nearby communities,
who travel back and forth each day
are requested to register in their
home community.
4. Time of Registration. The regis-
tration office in the Armory will be
open at 7 a.m. and will not close until
9 p.m. Since registration is being
handled by voluntary workers who
receive no pay; students are request-
ed to register between the hours of
8 a.m. and 5 p.m., in order that a
minimum staff may take care of
registration at other hours. Please
register at the earliest possible mo-
5. Registration certificate. Each
registrant will be given a registration
certificate which he should carry at
all times, "as he may be required to
show it from time to time."
6. Change, of Address after Regis-
tration. Each student who changes
his address at any time after regis-
tration should address a cominunica-
tion to the Selective Servic Board in
his home'city, indicating his new ad-
dress. This is the individual student's
responsibility and cannot be born or
shared by anyone,
Robert L. Williams
Women Students: The Women's
Department of Physical Education
offers class instruction as well as in-
formal play in Archery, Badminton,
Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Dancing,
Outing, Riding, Recreational Leader-
ship, Life Saving and Body Condi-
tioning. Register in Room 15, Bar-
bour Gymnasium.
Dept. of Physical Education
for Women. .
Protection of University Prperty
Against Theft: Whenever it becomes
known that property has been stolen
or is missing, notice should be given
with utmost promptness at the Busi-
ness Office, Room 1, University Hall.
This applies to articles owned by the
institution hi owned privately.
For the protection of property it
is important that doors and windows
be locked, inside doors as well as out-
,side doors, when rooms are to be left
unoccupied even for a brief period.
The building custodians cannot be
responsible for conditions after 'the
hours when they are on duty or when
persons with keys to buildings un-
lock doors and leave them unlocked.
It is desirable that department heads
make a careful check two or three
times a year of all keys to quarters
under their charge, to make sure that
keys have not been lost and are not
in the hands of persons no longer re-
quiring their use. It is strictly con-
trary to University rules to have
duplicate keys made or to lend keys
issued for personal use.
A reward of $50 is offered to any
person for information that directly
or indirectly leads to the apprehen-
sion of thieves on University prem-
ises. Shirley W. Smith
Psychology 31-quiz section-Fri-
day at 11:00 o'oclock will not meet.
Faculty, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts: Attendance re-
port cards are being distributed
through the departmental offices.
Instructors are requested to report
absences of freshmen on green cards,
directly to the Office of the Aca-
demic Counselors, 108 Mason Hall.
Buff cards should be used in report-
ing sophomores, juniors, and seniors
to 1220 Angell Hall.
Please note especially the regula-
tions concerning three-week ab-
sences, and the time limits for drop-
ninc nannrec 'rh ra 1C rain+inat +

tioned office. Articles found on the
campus and in University buildings
should be turned over immediately.
Those articles not called for within
60 days will be surrendered to the
finder. Shlirley W. Smith.
Landscape Architecture 1518 is to
be given at 8:00 o'clock instead of at
9:00 as announced.
Army Air Force Aviation Cadet
Program Deferred Plan. Students
interested in this program are ap-
prised of the following change in reg-
"The applicant's status as a stu-
dent must be certified by the proper
official of his college, and he must
at all times maintain a satisfactory
scholastic standing. In his second
year he will be required to take the
qualifying examination given to all
members of the Army Enlisted Re-
serve, of which the Air Corps Enlited
Reserve Corps is a part, Failure to
this. examination will end the de-
ferred status and niake the student
subject to immediate call to duty.
Students on temporary leave of ab-
sence may be certified.
B. D. Thumia
Avukah announces the formation
of Modern Hebrew Study Grouks
which will meet Saturday afternoons
at 2:00 o'clock. The first meeting
of the groups will take place this
Saturday at the Hilel Foundation
from which the groups will proceed
to Burns Park. All interested are
Avukah wil hold another commun-
al supper this Sunday evening at
6:00 o'clock at the Hillel Foundation.
Communal singing and a short mqi-
cale of Jewish music will follow the
supper clean-up. The program will
finish before 8:30. Reservations may
be made by calling Netta Siegel at
t2-2686 or 3379. All are welcome.
Westminster Student Guild: Social
evening in the Social Hall of the
Church. There will be activities from
8:30-12:00 p.m. All students are cor-
dially invited.
The Church of Christ will meet for
Bible study Sunday at 10:00 a.m. in
the Y.M.C.A. Morning worship: 11:00
Sermon theme, "My Heart Is Fixed,
O God." Evening service: 8.00. Ser-
mon topic; "The Upbuilding Powerof
God's Word." Bible study, Wednes-
day, 8:00 p.m. The public is cordial-
ly invited.
Methodist Students: Reservations
for the wienie roast tonight will be
accepted until 1:00 today. Meet at
the Wesley Foundation lounge by
8:30. Cost 15 cents. Phone the stu-
dent office, 6881, for your reserva-
tion. All students and friends in-
Btty Rae Ilileman,
Zion rLutheran Church: Church
Worship Services will be held at
10:30, Sunday, Vicar C. Shoemaker
speaking on a text from Acts 8: 26-9.
The theme of his sermon is "Follow-
ing God's Guidance."
Trinity Lutheran Church: Wor-
ship Service will be held on Sun-
day, 10:30 a.m., The Reverend Henry
0. Yoder, the pastor, speaking on
"Reserving Judgment."
Lutheran Student Association; Ev-
eryone meet at the Zion Lutheran
Parish Hall at 4:00 p.m. to go to Bill
Lambert's cottage for an afternoon
of swimming and an evening's pro-
Foyer Francais: Please note new
location, 849 .Tappan Avenue. Stu-
dents desiring to ma'ke arrangemepts
for breakfast and dinner at the
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