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NROTC Is in Navy With
Or Without Khaki Suits
HERE'S HOW a sailor is not a sailor!
Unfortunately, the above is not something
we can tell the Marines. It is a situation which
exists in Ann Arbor.
The man in undress whites who is not receiv-
ing recognition is the former NROTC student.
He is being refused admittance to the five Ann
Arbor theatres under standard servicemen rates.
The reason for discrimination by local thea-
tre managers is this. Stamped on the blouse
of the NROTC undress whites are the words
"U of Michigan, USN ROTC."
"We can recognize no ROTC nor NROTC units
as part of the armed forces," one of the local
theatre managers explained, "if the boys don't
have regulation uniforms, it's just their hard
B UT the theatre managers don't have the
There is no person on campus clad in a uni-
form designating NROTC who is not at the pres-
ent time a member of the Navy V-12 training
program. Their present uniform is acceptable
to the Navy until khaki arrives for them.
Lt. C. E. Highlen, assistant executive officer
of the V-12 program, said, "There is no ques-
tion about the NROTC's standing in the Navy;
these boys are as full-fledged sailors as any
man here. We are willing to verify ithis to
the theatres if they wish to call us," he aded.
- Manj Borridaile
Less Official Red Tape
Is Crying Need Today
THE RESIGNATION of OPA deputy adminis-
trator Lou Maxon Wednesday brought home
the fact that this country is falling down on the
job where it can least afford to.
According to Maxon, the OPA is "so bound up
in legalistic red tape that Houdini himself could-
n't untangle it."
A nation at war cannot aord to stragle its .
officials in red tape, if it has any desire to
conduet the battles it is fighting both at home
and abroad with any quickness or efficiency.
Unfortunately, the OPA is not the only exam-
ple of the American tendency to preserve the
outward forms of law by hampering its execu-
tives. In anxiety lest all the forms of depiocracy

are not followed, the government leans over
backwards and thereby ties the hands of the
administrators. 1
Everything should be done legalIy; no official
should be handed a free hand or powers too
broad. But fear should not force a swing in the
opposite direction.
HE FIGH' against inflation cannot be car-
rued out by men with their hands tied behind
their backs. Neither can a war be fought by
tying up production, priorities, renegotiation
contracts and the powers of military officials in
a mass of outward legal forms which take so
much time to observe that the heart of the mat-
ter is never reached.
Less red tape is not going to open the why
for a dictatorship or state socialism, provided
the people of this nation do not allow it. If

A Slight Case of'Trivia
A COUPLE OF SOLDIER friends of mine over
at the East Quad told me a story the other
day, a neat little example of pettiness.
Three of them were playing baseball next to
University High School not long ago. One of
the batted balls broke a window in the building.
They went to the janitor and offered to pay for
the damage, and that was that, they thought.
Incidentally, there was a guard over the window
and technically speaking it shouldn't have brok-
Well, they got the bill the other day. They
weren't sure at first whether they'd just broken
a window or knocked out the side of the build-
ing. It ran over ten dollars and the items in-
cluded new glass, labor, and overhead. This
for one ordinary school window.
Here's another little anecdote. A soldier went
down to a campus coke shop to buy two ice
cream sundaes to take back to the barracks.
Simple little pineapple sundaes, nothing lavish.
He walked out seventy cents lighter, however.
They tasted just like ordinary fifteen cent ones,
too, he tells me.
Local movie theatres, who have special rates
for regular Army and Navy men, won't extend
the same privileges to the NROTC boys sta-
tioned here. These lads live in dorms like the
other Navy men, get the same pay, and for
all practical purposes, are straight Navy.
Nobody's getting hysterical over these picay-
une grievances. They're the kind of thing you
shrug your shoulders at and say "Nice people".
But they're also an indication of the tenacity of
the small mind, even while the rest of the world
is being forced to think big, and deeply for the
most part.
onet through his stomach running up a
beach, and someone in Ann Arbor soaks three
soldiers for having a game of ball. A conscien-
tious family somewhere in the U.S. has a meat-
less Tuesday so the Army and Navy will have
good American beef in the Solomons, and a
restaurant owner in Ann Arbor chuckles over
forty cents profit made off a serviceman.
It doesn't make much sense, particularly to
the kid in the uniform. It proves that this is
an all-out war, with reservations, and the
cheapest kind. If you can cash in somewhere
along the line for yourself, that's perfectly le-
gal, God helps those who help themselves, and
what's your little angle, buddy.
Why those three soldiers should have to pay
for the window, doesn't make much, sense. Why
they were charged that much, makes even less.
Five Million Nazi Deaths
Will Not Bring Peace
German people but surely the five million
directly involved in the direction and execution
of these almost incomprehensible inhumanities
should be shot, machine-gunned by the thou-
This is the solution to the post-war German
problem proposed by Chips in his recent editor-
ial, "Straight From the Shoulder". Chips would
have us do this so that we may have peace in
Europe. But, Chips should realize that the mur-
der of five million German Nazis will not bring
peace to a Europe that has been warring for
centuries upon centuries.
For one thing, no one actually knows which of
the eighty million Germans are directly respon-
sible for these atrocities. Yes, we know some of
therm, but we cannot deal with eighty million
enemies and sort out a particular five million for
execution without committing some error.
If, however, five million Germans were exe-
uted, would not the families of these dead
resist any attempts by our government to set
Germany on her feet again, or would they
welcome us into their open arms and cooperate
enthusiastically toward a peaceful Europe.
They would certainly do the former, and it is
foolhardy to think otherwise.

AND WHAT would we do with the surrendering
German army? They are as culpable as
their folks back home for the crimes committed
against the subjugated peoples of FArope. Should
we kill them also? If Chips thinks so, then
surely he must agree that we should kill the
soldiers of the Imperial Army of Japan, since
their atrocities in China and elsewhere have
easily equalled in horror those of the Nazi army.
If this mass murder is committed, we will
have killed as many people as have been killed
during the war, thus far. So far as we know,
this is not the post-war aim of the United
But,, getting back to Germany, a nation of
80,000,000tinhabitants, who has already lost ap-
proximately six million men on the Russian and
other fronts. At least another half million will
be killed by intensified Allied air attacks, which
although aimed primarily at war factories, have
thus far unavoidably destroyed almost all the
civilian homes in Dusseldorf. A large number
of Germans are dying of typhus and other di-
sease, and when the German armies are sent
back to their homeland, there are bound to be a
fairly large percentage of disabled and shell-
shocked amongst them.
So, even omitting the complete ansnihilation.
of the German army, but/allowing for addi-
tional army casualties, the German population

Why a restaurant owner should take advantage
of being one of the few places open at night to
double and triple their prices on such as a pine-
apple sundae, is something you can only chalk up
to incipient small-mindedness or did I hear you
mumble, "Smart business"? If the theatre own-
ers can afford to cut prices for all servicemen,
which is what most movie owners were doing
wherever there were servicemen long before Ann
Arbor's operators, why must th'ey show their re-
luctance to lighten the war load a bit by exclud-
ing a small number on a technicality?
I'M SURE that the University, whom I'm told is
paid quite well per head for each serviceman
down here, could afford to be a little big about
a game of baseball.
The merchant and shop owner have an impor-
tant minor role to play in a town like this. They
have to provide necessities and entertainment for
a lot of people, including workers and soldiers, on
a much more limited and curtailed basis than
before. What satisfaction do they get out of
cashing in on an extreme condition?
The person who can think beyond his shop
window probably won't get any. He can see
himself and his place in an abnormal social
setup, and he'll be content to follow his moral
obligations. There are a lot of people like that
here, too. They're the ones that get a "Thanks,
chum", from the serviceman. From the others
we hear a hollow cackle over their account
I'd like to have the servicemen on campus
use this column as a sort of USO center of
opinion. Maybe you have some gripes to get
off your chest about conditions around here,
or perhaps you feel like airing your ideas of
the way we're fighting this war. If you feel
like writing a guest column, we could probably
arrange that too. Anyway if you want some-
thing off your chest and on paper help yourself
to this space.
Igod Rasther
B e Rauigh t
NEW YORK, July 16.-- It is a big world. Sev-
eral Senators are about to leave on a trip around
it.. Two of them are Mead of New York and
Brewster of Maine. They have just been told by
the Truman committee what to look for as they
go round the world.
They are to find out if it is really true that the
United States has promised to turn hundreds of
American-built airports over to foreign govern-
ments six months after the end of the war.
SUch a big world, and such a little thing to
look for in it! We have built these airports,
true, but on the territory of our Allies. Shall
we now claim permanent rights? A little pulse
of acquisitiveness beats strangely, unexpect-
Senator Mead says at once that, under lend-
lease-in-reverse, we ought to obtain rights to the
use of these fields in the post-war era. Our
rghts! The man talks about our rights! The
bloody old phrase crops up in the bright new war.
But there is only one safe way to guarantee
American rights to use those fields. That is
to guarantee the use of those fields to all the
United Nations. It should like our right to
breathe the air, the best safeguard of which is
everybody else's right to breathe it. The mer-
est touch of exclusivity threatens everybody's
rights, including our own. No rights are less
safe than special rights.
This incident will explain why I find myself
a little less than ecstatic about those Congres-
sional resolutions in favor of an international
police force, etc.
Those resolutions should, of course, be passed.
I am for every one of them. If ten more are
written, I shall be for them all. But they do
start at the wrong end.
If we internationalized a series of key air-

ports around the world, an international po-
lice force would follow, naturally and inev-
itably, as an international guard for an inter-
national institution. But from an interna-
tional police force alone, nothing follows. It is
the period without the sentence.
We go to these vague, high-minded resolutions
ar we go to church, once a week, without preju-
dice to our daily activity. When we begin to
internationalize something in which there is a
touch of profit, if it be only a ham sandwich, I
shall look up at once, my eyes popping out of
my head.
Shall we have an international police force to
guard our rejection of internationalism? Shall
it be everybody's police force, to watch out for
some people's special claims and rights?
I feel somewhat sad, thinking of those Sena-
tors going out into this big, boiling, bleeding
world, to look into the question of who gets the
airports. So big a world, so small a thing to
look for! It is like a trip to the moon to bring
back a hayseed.
This trip, for this purpose, projects our self-
centeredness outward; it is American isolation
on its travels, though the men involved may
not be isolationists.
For, if we had truly lost our isolation. these

Recipe for Soldiers:
.N COMMON with many other long1
time residents of Ann Arbor, I
have been much disturbed by the re-
ports that servicemen are finding
the community unfriendly. One
wishes that it could be dismissed as
a mere error of interpretation; but,
unfortunately, there have been too
many complaints from other sources,
such as war workers in neighboring
munitions plants who have soght
lodgings here. For the matter of
that, students and young instructors
have been heard to complain of a
certain want of cordiality.
Now, it cannot be denied that the
rapid transformation of a small col-
lege town into an industrial center,
with an Army post super-added,
causes great inconvenience to every-
body, the newcomers as well as the
old residents. But it would be un-
worthy to complain of that at a time
when most of the world is immeas-
urably worse off; it would be like
grumbling over being overcrowded
on a lifeboat when the alternative is
not a cabin de luxe but drowning in
the ocean. I am sure that most Ann
Arborites, both town'sfolk and cam-
pusfolk, recognize that.
Nor do I think that there is any
mistrust of servicemen as such. The
rather puerile pacifism of a decade
ago faded when the Axis danger
came closer, and the very students
who once were signing Oxford oaths
of non-resistance are now mostly in
uniform themselves. Ann Arbor
comes close to leading the whole
nation in per capita bond purchases
and other concrete evidences of pa-
The trouble is, I am convinced,
almost wholly a mere mannerism.
Ann Arbor, though small in pop-
ulation, is in many ways like a
great and cosmopolitan city. This
is due to many things: the size of
the University, the rapid "turn-
over" of the student body, the
many states and nations repre-
sented on the campus, the close-
ness to the metropolis of Detroit.
At all times, and more than ever
so since the growth of war indus-
tries, the city has been filled with
anonymous strangers, much more
like Chicago or New York than
like most towns of thirty thousand.
The intimate "small college" at-
mosphere is absent. I have been
here since 1921 but I do not per-
sonally know half of my own col-
leagues on the faculty, nor a tenth
part of the ever-changing student
body. A stranger has to do half
the work of making himself ac-
quainted in a place where even
near neighbors do not always know
each other.
AGAIN, let our visitors remember
that what is taken for coldness or
haughtiness is often nothing worse
than shyness. The Englander and
the New Englander are often mis-
judged on this account. Many a
time I have had to take the initiative
in getting acquainted with some-
body, only to find that once the shell
of reserve was broken the man inside
was warm-hearted, kindly, cordial
and even pathetically anxious for
A very good and quick way for
getting acquainted in a strange
place is through the churches. All
Ann Arbor churches have social
organizations. Many are very
friendly to strangers. The old
Yankee term for church, "the

meeting house", expresses one or
its chief usefulnesses. We have
over a dozen denominations here,
so that all tastes can be suited.
Finally, stranger, you may be shy
yourself, or homesick. Give us a
chance. There is an old rhyme I
have seen on church calendars which
applies to other places than the
If, after kirk, you rise and flee
We'll all seem cold and stiff to ye;
If after kirk ye'll bide a wee
There's 'some wad like to speak to
So far as a middle aged professor'
can learn new tricks, I am trying to
get rid of my "occupational disease"
of shyness and give rein to my. real
feeling that (in the worlds of a fam-
ous book) "strangers are simply
friends you haven't met yet". Surely
younger folk, both in uniform and
out, can make the same attempt.
-Preston Slosson
The Coeds Speak*...
IN ANSWER to the article in The'
Daily of July 15, concerning the
protest of servicemen to "Ann Arbor
coldness"-the girls on this campus
have a few things tonsay.
We have very good reason for our
"suspicion, disdain, aloofness and
fear". And why not? Several times
already during this summer session
we have been given lectures by our
housemothers, by the Dean of Wo-
men, and by an out of town speaker
warning us of the past behavior of
these "servicemen". Warning us be-
cause several unpleasant situations
have been brought about by these
If they are of college calibre,
these things should not have hap-
pened. They should know enough
not to whistle at the girls, leer at

them, make slighting remarks to
them on the streets.
Last semester we tried to be
friendly. Open houses were held at
dormitories and sororities. There
were League-sponsored parties, the
Rec-Rallies, and parties at other
private institutions. Did they re-
spond? From the editorials written
at that time the answer is evident;
attendance was exceedingly poor.
Blind dates were gotten for then, but
these "college men" took advantage
of the girls at that time. Now do
you see why our attitude is as it is?
As for the remark thatquestions
whether "it is fair or even human
for any of us to accept the indescrib-
able sacrifices American soldiers and
sailors are making on millions of
miles of foreign soil if these here
cannot be made to feel a vital part
of the University and city," that
seems out of place here.
We would like toebe friendly-
not all of the boys are res'ponsible,
but those who are, have spoiled
things for the rest. The Ann Arbor
citizens too have realized this state
of affairs. -Wilma Folherth, '45
Kit Kammeraad, '44
In the technological millennium
that scientists have promised civili-
zation after the war, Prof. Albert
Eide Parr, director of the American
Museum of Natural History, believes
that at last something can be done
about the weather. He thinks that
cities can be planned with built-in
climate control.
Addressing the graduating class at
University of Chicago's Institute of
Meteorology, Prof. Parr observed in-
dignantly that scientists have done
practically nothing about the wea-
ther. "Our relations to the forces
of weather and climate," said he,
"are still in the most primitive cul-
tural 'stage. e "Time

Q 104, b ,goTims,-'
'You'll notice he doesn't use any of that unintelligible jive talk when he
asks me to advance him 50c on his next week's allowance!'



FRIDAY, JULY 16, 1943
VOL. LIII, No. 14-S
All notices for The Daily Official Bulle-
tin are to be sent to the Office of the
Summer Session in typewritten form by
3:30 p.m. of the day preceding its publi-
cation, except on Saturday when the no-
tices should be submitted by 11:30 a.m.
Campus Mail: To expedite deliv-
ery should be addressed to the indi-
vidual, his department, and the buil-
ding. Room numbers not necessary.
Academic Notices
Students, Summer Term, College
of Literature, Science, and the Arts:
No course may be elected for credit
after the end of the third week. July
17 is therefore the last date on which
new elections may be approved. The
willingness of an individual instruc-
tor to admit a student later does not
affect the operation of this rule.
E. A. Walter
School of Education Students:
Courses dropped after Saturday, July
17, will be recorded with the grade
of E except under extraordinary cir-
cumstances. No course is considered
we have done to de Gaulle? Will it

officially dropped unless it has been
reported in the Office of the Regis-
trar, Room 4, University Hall.
School of Education, Changes of
Elections in the Summer Term: No
course may be elected for credit after
Saturday, July 17. Students must
report all changes of elections at the
Registrar's Office, Room 4, Univer-
sity Hall. Membership in a class
does not cease nor begin until all
changes have been thus officially
registered. Arrangements made with
the instructors are not official chan-
ges. ,
Preliminary Examinations for the
Doctorate in thetSchool of Education
will be held on the morning of Aug.
23, 24 and 25 from 9 until 12. Anyone
intending to take these examinations
should notify my office at once.
-Clifford Woody, Chairman of
Committee on Graduate Study
in Education.
The make-up examinations in his-
tory will be given on Friday, July 23,
from 4 until 6s o'clock in Room C,
Haven Hall. Any student expecting
to take the examination should get
his instructor's permission in ad-
vance so that an examination may{
be prepared.
Psychology 42 Makeup final exam-
ination Thursday, July 22 from 2-4

the third week, even though they
have registered and have attended
classes unofficially will forfeit their
privilege of continuing in the Col-
lege. --E. A. Walter
Events Today
French Tea: There will be a
French Tea today in the Cafeteria of
the Michigan League at 4 p.m. Stu-
dents, men in uniform and faculty
people are cordially invited.
Coming Events
Delta Kappa Gamma members
from out-of-town chapters are in-
vited to attend a picnic at 5:30 p.m.
July 21 in Ypsilanti. Please call
University extension 2152 by Monday
for directions.
International Center: The Chinese'
Students' Club will be hosts to Dr.
B. A. Liu, foreign students, and
friends, at a snack and social hour
in the Center at 8 p.m. Sunday, July
Michigan Outing Club is planning'
to take a bike trip to Delhi Falls for'
a swim. All those interested meet
at the Women's Athletic Building on
Sunday, July 18 at 2:30 p.m. Plans
will be discussed for further activi-
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