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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SATiiRDAY JUNE 27, 1942

THE MICHGAN DAIL

The WASHINGTON
MERRY-GO-ROUND
By DREW PEARSON and ROBERT S. ALLEN -

Editorial Staff .E
#Quer Swander ... . anaging Editor
Wi'llSapp . . . . . City Editor
M Dann . T . Sports Editor
ASSOCIATE EDITORS
Hale ChaMpion, John Eriewine, Leon Gordenker,
Irving Jaffe, Robert Preiskel
Business Staff
Edward Perlberg . . Business Manager
Fred M. Ginsberg . Associate Business Manager
Morton unter . . Publications Manager
NIGHT EDITOR: LEON QORDENKER
The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
only.,,
r B Deserves All
Criticismnjs i ts-M.Ore..
T.IS CERTAINLY GOOD to see that
I Nelson and his War Production,
Board are back under Fire from the press once
mor'e. How easy it is for a deluded public to sop
up the daily servings of tank and airplane pic-'
tures entitled "More Bad News for the Axis,"
believing that all is well in the field of produc-
tion.
Just pick up your newspaper and read about
the British rout in Libya, about German tank
superiority in Russia. Read it and try to make
it compatibile with those lingering optimistic pla-
titudes of 1940. One day the papers say that
"Detroit-made" tanks are holding up the Ger-
man advance-outshooting, out-maneuvering the
great Nazi "Mark 4's." But much to our dis-
nay a very few days later, we find that British
tank reser~ey are exhausted and that the Nazis
are slashing forward almost unopposed.
Is it possible that we can go on thinking=-
rationalizing-that everything will turn out all
right just because we, are Americans? Beyond
a shadow of a doubt, the Nazis are going to win
if they continue to have mechanized and air
superiority over Allied forces throughout the war.
' IS WELL enough to rant and rave about
such things, but something must be done and
something can, be done. Our President can and
must reorganize the production setup in the
United States. Reorganize it in entirely diffe-
ent patterns, with an entirely new attitude to-
Wards the war and toward production, not mere-
ly shake it up again, sending more dead weight
to the top.
Semi-loud voiced criticism broke out from
the non-business controlled press earlier this
spring, of the WPB practice of placing "dollar-'
a-year" men in control of the same industries,
from which they were taken. Such a practice
entails consequences so evident that even a child
could see them. Plant conversion has been
seriously delayed ,and *the production of non-
essential products has been continued in many
fields. To expect such men to forget that they
have money tied up in these industries, to forget
old business friendshipsand connections is simp-
ly asking too much.

(The brass ring, good for one free ride on the
WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND, is award-
ed .today to Miles Sherover.)
WASIINGTON--While the nation has been
contributing garden hose, baby nipples and auto
mats to the rubber salvage campaign, some
Washington bureaucrats seem only half awake
in trying to develop sources of new natural rb-
ber.
Six months nmw have passed since Pearl Har-
bor, and priceless time has been frittered away
in getting rubber workers started in the jungles
of the Amazon. One of the Merry-Go-Rounders
was in Rio de Janeiro during the Pan American
Conference last January When U.S. experts
dickered over prices but did almost nothing
toward starting an army of rubber workers up
the Amazon.
And after the Rio conference, more precious
time was wasted while the State Department
and the Bureau of Economic Warfare haggled
over who should handle the rubber program in
South America,
As a result of all these delays, coupled with
Braziiiap ship sinkings, the unfortunate fact is
tha t only 500 tons of rubber were imported
from Brazil in April, and only 10,000 tons are
expected during the whole of 1942. And the
armed force', plus bare civilian needs, will re-
quire around 800,000 tons.
Finally, a hybrid working arrangement has.
been patched up between Jesse Jones, the State
Department and the BEW,, which still leaves
Jlesse Jons.,' ubber Reserve, the oftfit which
was so short-sigbted last year, virtually with
final control.
1Rtsswa Rubber
Manwihile, it has beeh revealed that experts
of the Agriculture Department had been sitting
on two kinds of natural rubber which can be
grown in the southern United States and Mex-
ico. Filed away among the learned tomes of the
Department's scientists are reports on kok-sagyz
and cryptostegia, both quick-growing rubber
'e,
SUMMER SESSION officials are being pretty
sly about PEM 31. Their approach is some-
thing like this:
"When do you want to take PEM?"
The approached innocent, believing himself
,on the spot and unable to do anything about it,
moans and consents to become a muscle man.
Thus are hundreds of lambs led to the slaugh-
ter.
Little do they know and less will the afore-
mentioned officials tell them about the .fact that
PEM IS NOT REQUIRED OF SUM1MFR SES-
SION STUDENTS.

plants. But the Department of Agriculture sci-
entistshad been doing very little about them.
The man who finally blasted cryptostegia out
into the open was Miles Sherover, assistant rub-
ber chief of the Bureau of Economic Warfare,
who had previously organized rubber factories
in Chile and Venezuela.
He pointed out that despite the billion dollars
being spent by Jesse Jones on synthetic rubber,
and despite all we could scrape together in the
Amazon, the nation would be at least half a
million tons short in 1943. He also argued that
even if cryptostegia cost a dollar a pound to
grow, it would be cheap at the price if our
wheels of transportation could be kept turning.
Finally, Sherover argued that cryptostegia
was the fastest growing of all rubber plants,
maturing in about six months, therefore was the
only possible means of filling in the year and a
half before Jesse Jones' synthetic factories could
get into large scale production.
However, Sherover got nowhere with the lesser
bureaucrats, finally proposed resigning from the
government and offered to raise a million dol-
lars from private business to finance the grow-
ing of several hundredj thousand acres of cryp-
tostegia.
In the middle of these behind-the-scenes de-
bates, a newspaper sent a reporter to Mexico to
investigate the plant and he brought back a
glowing account of its possibilities. This electri-
fied the hitherto sleepy rubber experts, and on
the same day the story was published they called
a meeting to reconsider their previous lack of
enthusiasm for cryptostegia,
Urges Bold Policy
At this meeting the experts largely reversed
their negative report of last January. But even
so, they still wanted to do what Jesse Jones at
first did with synthetic rubber. Just as he con-
tracted for "pilot" plants to test out the product,
they wanted to plant only ten or fifteen acres of
cryptostegia. Then after several months of ex-
perimentation, they proposed planting more,
Against this, Sherover urged planting about
half a million acres.
"Is there any one of you who won't admit we
can get rubber?" Sherover asked.
The answer was No.
"Then," persisted Sherover, "it's chiefly a
matter of price-whether we pay fifty cents a
pound or one dollar. But I don't see that price
is important when the economic life of the na-
tion is at stake. I admit it's a gamble, but a
gamble we can't afford not to take."
Discussions are continuing. Apparently Sher-
over has made a Clent. Mores far-sighted execu-
tives of the Bureau of Economic Warfare are
now supporting him, and believe that a large
scale experiient in this new rubber weed must
be undertaken-even if it is costly.
So, quick-growing cryptostegia may yet help
to fill the rubber vacuum otherwise bound to
occur between the exhaustion of our present
reserves and the time when Jesse Jones syn-
thetic rubber will be on the market in 1944.
Sawca'ud and

111A ILYOFFICIALI
BULLETIN
SATURLDAY, JUNE 27, 1942
VOL. LI. No. 10-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.
First Church of Christ Science, 409
S. Division Street. Sunday morning
service at 10:30. Subject "Christian
Science." Sunday School at 11:45.1
Free public Reling Room at 1061
East 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 Hur-
on, C. H. Loucks, Minister.
10:00 a.m. Children's Departments
of the Church School,
10:15 a.m. Adult Department of the
Church School.
The Student Class will meet in the
Guild House, 502 East Huron. Mr.
Loucks will, lead a discussion on
"Buddhism" in a series of discus-
sions on "The World's Living Re-
ligions."
11:00 a.m The Church at Worship.
Sermon, "A Reconciling God." Solo-
ist, Miss Mary Romig.
7:00 p.m. Roger Williams Guild.
Prof. Claude Eggertsen of the De-
partment of Education will speak on
"Religion's Place in Education, an
Historical Survey," the first in a
series of discussions on "Week Day
Religious Education in the Public
Schools."
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church:
18:00 a.m. Holy Communion; 11:00
a.m. Kindergarten, Harris Hall; 11:00
a.m. Summer Church School; 11:00
a.m. Morning Prayer and Sermon by
the Rev. John G. Dahl; 4:00-6:00
p.m. Farewell Reception at Harris
Hall in honor of the Rev. and Mrs.
Frederick W. Leech; 7:30 p.m. Epis-
copal Student Guild Meeting, Harris
Hall. Panel , discussion, student
speakers, on "What I Believe."
Avukah announces the formation
of Modern Hebrew Study Groups
which will meet Saturday afternoons
at 2:00 o'clock. The first meeting
of the groups will take place this
Saturday at the Hillel Foundation
from which the groups wil. proceed
to Burns Park. All interested are
welcome.
Avukah will hold another commun-
al supper this Sunday evening at
6:00 o'clock at the Hillel Foundation,
Communal singing and a short musi-
cale of Jewish music will follow the
suppev, clean-up. The program will
finish before 8:30. Reservations may
be made by calling Netta Siegel at
2-2686 or 3379. All are welcome.
Professor Howard M. Ehrmann of
the History Department will, begin a
series of "Weekly Reviews of the
War," Tuesday, June 30, 4:15 p.m.
in the Rackham Amphitheatre. The
public is invited.
The regular Tuesday Evening pro-
gram of recorde4 music in the Men's
Lounge of the Rackham Building at
8:00 p.m. will be as follows: -
Brahms: Two Songs for Alto-Mar-
ian Anderson, Contralto.
Mendelssohn: Music to a Midsum-
mer Night's Dream-Cleveland Or-
chestra.
Schubert: Rondo in B Minor (Op.
70) Hephzibah and Yehudi Menu-
hin.
Hanson: The Lament for Beowulf
-Eastman - Rochester Symphony
Orchestra and Eastman School Choir
-Howard Hanson, conductor.
Math. 280, Theory of Integration,
Those interested in taking such a

course in, the eight weeks Summer
Session, please speak to Professor
Rainich, 3001 Angell Hall, or Miss
Schwan, 3012 Angell Hall.
M. E. Schwan
English Langue Service, Interna-
tional Center. Classes in English for
foreign students will begin Monday,
June 29 at 2 o'clock in Room 18 o
the Center. Those interested should
see Miss Grollman.
Lecture on Chinese Industrial Co-
operatives. Miss Josephine Brown,
who has recently returned from
China, will speak on "Chinese Indus-
trial Cooperatives" at 4:15 o'clock on
Monday, July 6, in the Rackham
Lecture Hall, under the sponsorship
(of the English Center and the Chinese
Students Club.
To All Faculty Members and Oth-
ers Interested-
1. Old Age Annuities. Since 1918 it
has been a condition of employment
as a Faculty member of the Univer-
sity of Michigan, except for instruc-
tors of less than three years' stand-]
ing for whom the provision is option-
al, that such Faculty member shall
purchase - an old age annuity from
the Teachers Insurance and Annu-
ity Associtiation. The object of this
annuity is provision for the teacher
after he shall have passed the re-1
tirement age. The annuity premi-!

GRIN AND BEAR IT

By Lichty

S

I

By Lichty

"Well, if that's all you've got-two tickets to Mt. Clemens!"

*

* *

I

DONALD NELSON, the one man in America
who has all the facts in hand, yesterday
placed his stamp of approval on materials for
permanent housing for a proposed "bomber
city" here in Washtenaw County. The Pen
points today to a man named Ford who-because
he and Harry Bennett decided the Government
was making a mistake-set back this vital hous-
ing project's progress; several days by pulling
up carefully placed surveying stakes. As a matter
of fact this remarkably childish old man is still
fighting for what he--against all expert housing
opinion-contends is an unnecessary move.
Instead of meddling i* affairs about which
he knows very little more than nothing, Sir
Ford ought to do a little gumshoeing around his
own plant. From what we've heard he'would
probably discover things that would make his
ears burn. "By every legal means" Ford has
" been and is a production genius, but that cer-
tainly has failed to qualify him in any field
touching human relationships.
In plain English, Ford as a social planner, has
been and always will be a flop.
-Associate Editor

self, however, will contribute to the
expense of such purchase of annui-
ties only as stated in (1) above.
3. Life Insurance. Any person in
the employ of the University, either
as a Faculty member or otherwise,
unless debarred by his medical ex-
amination, may, at his own option
and expense, purchase life insurance
from the Teachers Insurance and
Annuity Association at its published
rates. All life insurance premiums
are borne by the individual himself.
The University makes no contribu-
tion toward life insurance and has
nothing to do with the life insurance
feature except that it will.if desired
by the insured, deduct premiums
monthly and remit the same to the
Association.
4. Monthly Premium Payments.
The University accounting offices
will as a matter of accommodation
to faculty members or employees of
the University, who desire 'to pay
either annuity premiums or insur-
ance premiums monthly, deduct such
premiums from the payroll in month-
ly installments. In the case of the
so-called "academic roll" premiums
for the months of July, August,
September and October will be de-
ducted from the double payroll of
June 30. While the accounting of-
fices do not solicit this work, still it
will be cheerfully assumed where de-
sired.
5. The University has no arrange-
ments with any life insurance or
annuity organization except the
Teachers Insurance and Annuity As-
sociation of America and contribu-
tions will not ble made by the Uni-
versity nor can premium payments
be deducted except in the case of an-
nuity or insgraRce policies of this
Association.
6. The general administration of
the annuity and insurance business
s been placed in the hands of the
Secretary of the University by the
Regents.
Please communicate with the un-
dersigned if you have not arranged
for any and all annuities required
under your appointment.
Herbert G. Watkins
Foyer Francais: Please note new
location, 849 Tappan Averfue. Stu-
dents desiring to make arrangements
for breakfast ard dinner at the
French Table may call Mrs. Gucker,
telephone 7379. Arrangements for
individual meals may also be made
with the house manager.
Cercle Francais: Students interest-
ed in joining the Cercle Francais will
please notify Prof. A. J. Jobin, '1031
Romance Language Building before
the organization meeting Thursday,
July 2nd, if possible. Please note
that meetings of the Cercle Francais
will be held on Thursday evenings of
each week.
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.
Summer Tesrm 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.
Landscape Architecture 151S is to
be given at 8:00 o'clock instead of at
9:00 as announced.

ing sophontores, juniors, and seniors
to 1220 Angell Hall.
Please'note especially the regula-
tions concerning three-week ab-
sences, and the time limits for drop-
ping courses. The rules relating to
absences are printed on the attend-
ance cards. They may also be found
on page 52 of the 1941-42 Announce-
ment of our College.
E. A. Walter, Assistant Dean
"What Is Ahead in Education?" is
the subject of the lecture given by
J. B. Edmonson, Dean of the School
of Education on Monday, June 29th
at 4:05 in the University High School
Auditorium.
Psychology 42. Abnormal Psychol-
ogy make-up examination will be
given Thursday afternoon, July 2,
Room 2125 Natural Science Building.°
Memorial Christian Church (Dis-
ciples), Hill and Tappan Streets:.
10:45 a.m. Morning Worship. Dr.
Perry E. Gresham of Fort Worth,
Texas, will speak on "Let There Be
Light."
6:30 p.m. Disciples Guild Sunday
Evening Hour. The Guild will 'hold
a vesper service of scripture,. poetry,
and music. A social hour and re-
freshments will follow the program.
H. L. Pickerill, Pastor
Methodist Students The Sunday
morning student class will meet in
the lounge at 9:30 a.m. Dr. Blake-
man will continue his course on "Per-
sonality and Religion" with a dis-
cussion of the topic, "Personal and
Social Norms of Religious Growth."
All students cordially invited.
Betty Rae WIemaon,
. Wesley Foundation, Summer Director
Methodist Studnts: The Wesley
Foundation invites all students t&
the first meeting of the 'eight-week
summer session series Sunday eve-
ning in the student lounge of the
First Methodist Church, Supper and
fellowshil hour at 6:00 p.m. At 6:45
representatives from the Dedrborn
ashram will speak. Plans for three
summer discussion groups will also
be outlined. Especial welcome to all
new students.
Betty Rae Hileman
Summer Director
First Congregational Church, State
arnd William Streets. Minister, Rev.
Leonard A. Parr, D.D.
Sunday morning service at 10:45.
The subject of the sermon will be
"The Lost Word."
On Monday at 3:00 Dr. Parr will
give his Monday Book Lecture in
the assembly room. These lectures
are without charge and the public
is invited.
Mail is being held in the Business
Office, Room 1, University Hall, for
the following people:
Allen, Dr. D. L.
Balkon, Stephen
Bence, Dr. Alvara E.
Boyd, Clark E.
Bunn, Dr. Paul A.
Bynum, Miss Lucy
Cairns, Professor
Calhoun, Mr. Jason Norwood
Chambers, Miss Christine
Crumholtz, Mr.
Duemling, Dr. & Mrs. W. W.
Eberhart, Junior E.
Ellenberger, Miss Nellie
Faxon, George N.
Grossberg, Arnold L.
Hall, Clark
Hart, Professor William L.
Herrick, Dr. C. Judson
Hood, Mary Noka
Howe', Mr.
Huber, Dr. and Mrs. John F.
Imlay, Dr. Ralph W.
Miro, Miss Judith
Morrison, Robert F. Jr.
Ogle, Jack

HIS MORNING I got a rejection slip.
J1 -

Just

Back of all this can be seen that far reach-
in giage of big-business, putting forward its
own men to aid the war effort, lauding pro-t
duction totals, and protecting its own inter-
ests. Natural tendency of business men is to
keep from converting profitable peacetime pro-
duction lines for war uses. To have such an
attitude, it is evident that these business in-
terests either believe that the end of the war
is near or that they don't give a damn how It
comes out. i
For awhile we could point to no definite results
from this inefficiency and greed. We could only
conjecture about future consequences as definite
production quotas are not available. But now,
the fortunes of the war show clearly what has
happened. Our production has been slow, far
too slow to allow optimism regarding victory in
the near future.-
Now that the Truman Committee has con-
firmed the charges of the press against the WPB,
we must not allow conditions to remain as they
are. For a change we should be able to point
to' battles the Allies won and others in the win-
ning and say with justification- that this is
reall" More had news to the Axis."

Post-WarI (onicil
Worthy Of Support.

like that, there's nothing to it and I didn't
weep or anything. I've seen. a lot like it before.
It was rather an event that's all. I came down
stairs and saw the mail and there was a letter
for me-rejection slips keep you always in mail
if nothing else. So I opened it and looked in
and didn't even read the thing.
That's because I've seen a lot like it= before.
"Alas," ft starts out, "Alas, this is a rejection
slip." It's one of those things like disappoint-
ed "artists" write, red headed women who sit
behind desks and draw salaries but have a cigar-
ette holder in their handkerchief box. They
say they've had rejection slips-"the editors have
seen plenty of them themselves, heaven knows."
It's from Story, maybe some of you recognize it,
maybe you've had a few yourself. Maybe you've
gotten them and won't admit it.
I HAVEN'T GOT ANY pride or I wouldn't ad-
mit it either. I pin them up on the wall and
count them every morning like it was a stamp
collection or something, I've got quite a variety=
and when I get them with the morning mail, I
hold them up and say, "look" because they're
printed in red and black and look official and
make me feel important. It's almost like a
communication from your publishers.
If some of you have got acceptance slips or
what ever they send out in that event, I'd just
like to see it some time. I wouldn't keep it or
pin it on the wall or anything. I'd just like to
see it so I'd know.
They say that after you get some' sort of
notice in the back offices, say you get an agent
who walks in and puts your story on a vice-
president's desk-or maybe it is some sort of

. .

T HAT COLLEGE YOUTH is not always
the lethargic, indifferent person
painted by assorted critics was amply dimon-
strated Thursday night at the summer's first
meeting of the Post-War Council.
One hundred seventeen pepple packed a small
room in the League to hear Prof. Howard M.
Ehrmann discuss the Atlantic Charter. They
were there because they were intensely inter-
ested in what is going to happen to them when
the war is over.
A significant trend of thought is exhibited by
the very existence of the Post-War Council as
well as by the large attendance at its functions.
Americans are thinking about the future, plan-
ning for it, laying the foundations for a better
world.

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