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FhftyFigau Yeaily
F f ty-Fourth Year

American-Japanese Defend Akiya Lecture...

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Philadelphia Stor
THE Philadelphia Transit Company strike is
the result of an attempted "comeback" by
the PTC Employes' Union, a company union
which is using opposition to employment of
Negroes as part of its tactlics, according to evi-
dence revealed by PM.
Government officials expressed the opinion
that the company union is using the issue to
regain their jurisdiction lost to the CIO Transit
Workers' Union, who won the Labor Board elec-
The cause behind this stoppage is a flag-
rant example of uncooperative management.
While CIO leaders are making every effort to
get the workers back on the job, the company
union with complete disregard for the neces-
sity of full production, is undermining the
determination of organized labor to carry on
the war on the home front.
The use of Negro discrimination to further
the power of any group is to be condemned
in the same sense as is Hitler's use of anti-
Bemitism in his rise to power. Racial and reli-
gious intolerance is not only incompatible with
the democratic ideal, but it is a dangerous thing
which gets out of hand and becomes a weapon
for fascism.
Disunity, regardless of its type or its source,
cannot be tolerated; for if victory is to be won
our forces must present a solid front. That
solidarity demands the cooperation of manage-
ment with labor, the elimination of all racial
and religious discrimination, and the combined
strength of all democratic forces.
-Betty Roth
LettingThem Down
PHILADELPHIA whites could tolerate the
presence of a Negro minority no longer and
so held a general transportation strike this
week. American soldiers, who could be em-
ployed to better advantage elsewhere, were called
in to take over the abandoned transportation
And then we hear the civilian's cry "Soldiers
bear animosity toward civilians-it's not right."
It's not right for soldiers to dislike some civil-
ians, but it's all right for civilians to knife in
the back what our soldiers are fighting for?
What soldier who has fought, sweated, and
bled beside a Negro, for a common cause
against a common enemy, will respect a civil-
ian who won't keep civilian life going because
a few Negroes are promoted? What soldier
will look up to a civilian who has necessitated
a, soldier's removal from assisting in the ter-
iniiation of the war, to come back to do the
civilian's job?
None of us will receive the servicemen's re-
spect until we show him that we are deserving
of it. No civilian, enjoying the fruits of non-
military life,. can have the 'guts' to welcome
back a returning soldier, when he has been
nullifying that soldier's sacrifice.
-Irving Stahl
News That Should Sober.. ..
AMERICAN casualties in this war, wounded,
missing and dead, already exceed those of

World War I. In the weeks and months to come,
in the hard overland fight across Frande, the

WAS astonished to read Miss Chao's letter
that my husband's lecture led her "to be-
lieve" that he has a "Japanese genius for man-
ufacturing half-truths," and anti-Chinese prop-
aganda. Although he may have mispronounced
words and used inadequate expressions; I think
her letter is utterly unjust and baseless. Conse-
quently I'd like to quote from my husband's
manuscript and point out what I think she has
First of all, had she listened to the lecture
until the end she would have grasped the theme
of the topic. It is clear that the major point
was not to lecture on anti-Chinese sentiments,
but to discuss the historical background of anti-
Japanese activities on the West Coast. Accord-
-ingly, in particular he cited the fact that there
existed a period of anti-Chinese sentiment in
California during the last part of the 19th cen-
tury. Moreover, he indicated that the figure of
Chinese population in 1870. amounted to 10%
of California's population. Please recall the
facts. He also mentioned other figures on
European immigrants to this country.
She has written, "half-truths, by thei
apparent plausibility, are as a rule more
dangerous than falsehoods, and, when employ-
ed as an instrument of propaganda, more
potently deadly." On what gronnd does she
criticize my husband's lecture as such? I
keenly desire that she study U. S. history,
particularly immigration. I should also like
to recommend a brilliantly and scholarly
written book, "Factories in the Fields" by
Carey McWilliams, especially the chapter on
Chinese. After acquainting herself with the
facts, I should like her to reconsider the
justification of her statement that "the whole
affair was a sad instance of the human abil-
ity to distort facts by an ingenious use of
As she has taken for example the "Japanese
aggression of Manchuria," she has written that
the lecturer "referred to it repeatedly as the
Japanese 'war against Manchuria' as though
the Manchurians had invaded the peaceful
shores of Japanese Islands and poor Japan hadk
been compelled to resort to violence to defend
her Empire!" He did not mention anything
which should prompt her to make such a state-
ment. On the contrary, my husband said "from
the beginning of the outbreak of the Japanese
aggressive war against Manchuria"; "under a
fire of vicious protest from various nations of
the world, Japan launched her shameful aggres-
sion into Manchuria in 1931." He did not say
"poor Japan had to defend her Empire."
SHE HAS stated that "I have not yet to meet
a Japanese who is pro-Chinese or rather,
since that would be impossible, who is not anti-
Chinese." Do you not think that statement is
rather dogmatic? There are many facts which
fail to bear out her unjust accusations. Has she
read "Battle Hymn of China" by Agnes Smedley?
In this book there is an outstanding illu-
strationof Japanese who are pro-Chinese and
extremely active against Fascist Japan. Also
has she heard or read reports from Chung-
king that there is a strong organization called
"Anti-War League" composed of Japanese who
side-by-side with the Koreans and Chinese
fight against Japanese Fascism. Has she ever
heard from her friends that there was held a
joint meeting between Japanese and Chinese
young Democrats after Pearl Harbor at San
Francisco for the purpose of protecting rights
of national minorities?
As for my husband, I should like her to know
of his past activities and his beliefs. She may
then decide what kind of man he is-whether
he is or is not a so-called genius for manufac-
turing anti-Chinese propaganda. He has been
an anti-Fascist for more than 20 years and he
has never swerved in his belief during this
period despite strong social pressure. Undoubt-
edly she will realize what kind of changes the
world has undergone-the battle against Fas-
cism and the advancement toward democracy
during the last 20 years. He was one of three
Japanese members of the "American Friends of
Chinese People," which listed among its mem-
bers many prominent American people of San
Francisco and the Bay Area Prior to Pearl
Harbor when the U. S. was sending scrap iron

to Japan, my husband and many Chingse friends
made strong protests against such action.
IN HER LETTER she introduced herself as
"not a Japanese-hater nor do I wish in this
article to arouse anti-Japanese feelings in the
readers, but I do earnestly desire to warn the
American public against a strange phenomenon
in the J'apanese mentality with which the Chi-
nese have had the misfortune of becoming fa-
miliar for a number of years." However, when
I examined her letter very closely, I felt that
it aroused the sentiment of racial hatred in the
minds of readers. At the same time she is dis-
crediting the true purpose of the sponsors of
my husband's lecture, who seek to establish
racial harmony in America.
Do not "pity" us, but see us with realistic
attitude and accent facts as facts. Let us not
dispute that Which is based on the facts,
but let us unite for the purpose of defeating
the Axis: Japan and Germany.
-Mrs. Satoko Akiya

IREAD Miss Chao's letter to the editor in The
Michigan Daily with great interest.
In Writing I realize that I am writing in
answer to a student of philosophy and as these
are the people whom I, as a student of the
sciences, greatly respect I hesitate to write. Yet
I shall attempt to clarify some ideas which I
believe she has misinterpreted in her "warning
to the American Public."
It is regretful that the speaker Monday
night did not have as good a command of the
English language as any American should
have. However, the position he is in as an
instructor in the Army program here will
speak of his sentiments and feelings toward
democracy and America.
I believe that his speech which was irksome
to Miss Chao's sensitive Chinese ear was not
an attempt to manufacture half truths or to
work as an instrument of propaganda. I
rather believe that in his poor command of the
language and limited vocabulary, he spoke in
such a manner as to have his statements mis-
construed as a distortion of fact.
I shall not apologize for his failure to learn
the language of his country. I believe it is his
IT IS rather unfortunate, however, that Miss
Chao has not yet met a Japanese who is pro-
Chinese. I do not know how many Japanese
she has miet personally in this country and
abroad, but I am inclined to believe that she
never met an American of Japanese ancestry.
That is, a meeting where ideas are exchanged
freely without preconceived discriminatory ideas
about the individual's racial background. I can
assure her there is a difference.
I know it as a fact that the most sympa-
thetic and understanding group here in the
United States towards the Americans of Japa-
nese ancestry are the American-Chinese, who
by virtue of experiencing the same early in-
tolerance of a few people in this country have
a real understanding of the problems of the
American-Japanese. I do not claim that all
American-Chinese sympathize with the prob-
lems of the American-Japanese, as the bitter-
ness toward the Japanese (fascists) and its
army which sinisterly attempted to engulf
China can be almost beyond human toler-
ance, but most of these Americans do under-
stand the basic problems of their fellow Amer-
icans and are their ready friends.
As for her pointing out Japan's cultural debt
to China, that is not an entirely regretful dis-
covery. The only regret the Aiericans of Jap-
anese ancestry feel is that Japan did not become
more indebted to the Chinese by learning from
them the cultural heritage of the Chinese of
being good neighbors in the world of peace-
lovih nations.
UNDENIABLY, there are Japanese and Ameri-
can-Japanese who are loyal to the United
States and have proven it in many ways besides
by their engagement in active combat for the
Allied cause.
Of the many thousands of American boys
of Japanese parentage who are fighting for
the Allied Cause, some of whom are in the
China-Burma-India theater, I can assure you
that every one of them has an ultimate wish
of marching through the streets of Tokyo to
liberate the , world of Jap tyranny and ag-
gression. Hundreds of them will not have this
wish granted, but many others will be proud
Americans on Victory Day in Tokyo.
These men need no pity that they are Ameri-
cans of Japanese ancestry. They need no pre-
scription for mental recovery. They have had
time to think straight. They are Americans.
They will not condone any Jap aggression nor
invasion of their homes and peaceful way of
life by the sacrifices they are making and have
-Richard Ando
Mr. Bricker Learns ...
WHEN Gov. Bricker, the Republican vice-
presidential nominee, got word that he was
also the vice-presidential nominee of the Ameri-
ca First party, Michigan section, he declined
with some asperity to have any association with
Gerald L. K. Smith's group. "I shall not permit

mhy name to be used in any such connection,"
Mr. Bricker said.
Obviously, Mr. Bricker does not want the
Republican party and his own candidacy em-
barrassed in the campaign by any of Smith's
promotional stunts in boosting his ultra-nation-
alistic and bigoted doctrines. However, the
Ohio governor brought it upon himself when he
was informed recently that the Detroit dema-
gogue was supporting him. Bricker was quoted
at that time as saying a Smith vote counted
as much as any other, and his business as a
candidate was to get votes.
That doctrine represents both a low grade of
political ethics and of political acumen. The
candidate who repudiates the support of the
blatherskite element not only keeps his own
record unblemished but gains the respect of
decent voters. Presumably Mr. Bricker has now
learned that little lesson.
-St. Louis Post Dispatch


Robot Over America


SATURDAY, AUG. 5, 1944
VOL. LIV No. 24-S
All notices for The Daily Official But-
letin are to,be sent to the Office of the
Summer session, in typewritten form
by 3:30 p. m. of the day preceding its
publication, except on Saturday when
the notices should be submitted by
11:30 a. m.
Faculty, College of Literature, Sci-
ence and the Arts: There will be a
mieeting of the Faculty of the College
of Literature, Science and the Arts in
Rm. 1025, Angell Hall, Aug. 7, 1944,
at 4:10 p.m.
Notices of this meeting and the
proposed agenda and reports have
been distributed through campus
mail. Edward H. Kraus
Colleges of Literature,- Science and
the Arts, and Architecture and De-
sign; Schools of Education, Forestry,
Music and Public Health: Summer
Session students wishing a transcript
of this summer's -work only should
file a request in Rm. 4, U.H., several
days before leaving Ann Arbor. Fail-
ure to file this request before the end
of the session will result in a needless
delay of several days.
Robert L. Williams
Assistant Registrar
Faculty, College of Literature, Sci-
ence and the Arts: The civilian fresh-
man five-week progress reports will
be due Aug. 5 in the Office of the
Academic Counselors, 108 Mason
Arthur Van Duren
Chairman, Academic Counselors
The five-weeks grades for Navy and
Marine trainees (other than Engi-
neers and Supply Corps) will be due
Aug. 5. Department offices will be
provided with special cards and the
Office of the Academic Counselors,
108 Mason Hall, will receive these
reports and transmit them to the
proper officers.
Arthur Van Duren
Supervisor, Navy V-12
Seniors: College of Literature, Sci-
ence and the Arts, Schools of Educa-
tion, Music and Public Health: Ten-
tative lists of seniors for September
and October graduation including
candidates for the Certificate in
Public Health Nursing have been
posted on the bulletin board in Rm. 4,
University Hall. If your name does
not appear, or, if included there, it is
not correctly spelled, please notify
the counter clerk.
Robert L. Williams
Assistant Registrar

Faculty, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts: Attendance report
cards are being distributed through
the departmental offices. Instructors
are requested to report absences of
freshmen on greenrcards, directly to
the Office of the Academic Counsel-
ors, 108 Mason Hall. Buff cards
should be used in reporting sopho-
mores, juniors and seniors to 1220
Angell Hall.
Please note especially the regula-
tions concerning three-week absen-
ces, and the time limits for dropping
courses. The rules relating to absen-
ces are printed on the attendance
cards. They may also be found on
page 47 of the 1943-44 Announcement
of our College. E. A. Walter
Varsity Glee Club: Rehearsal for
serenade; also reading of new con-
cert material. All men on campus
are welcome. Michigan Union, 3rd
Floor, Monday, 7 p.m.
David Mattern
State of Michigan Civil Service an-
nouncements for Liquor Control Pur-
chasing Agent V, Industrial Inspector
I, and Boiler Inspector II, have been
received in our office. For further
details stop in at 201 Mason Hall.
University Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information
Academic Notices
Conference .in Speech Pedagogy:
Dr. Karl F. Robinson, Assistant Pro-'
fessor of Speech, Head of Speech,
University High School, and Director
of Teacher Training in Speech at the
University of Iowa, will conduct a
conference in speech pedagogy at
4 p.m. Tuesday in the West Confer-
ence Room of the Rackham Building
under the auspices of the Department
of Speech.
Graduate Students in Speech: A
graduate symposium on the subject
of radio will be held by the Depart-
ment of Speech at 4 p.m. Monday in
the West Conference Room of the
Rackham Building.
Monday, Aug. 7: Dr. John Somer-
ville of Cornell University will speak
on "Soviet Russian Education" at
4:10 p.m., in the University High
School Auditorium. The public is
cordially invited.
Monday, Aug. 7 through Friday,
Aug. 11: Professor Charles B. Shaw,
Librarian, Swarthmore College, will
present a series of five illustrated
lectures on contemporary typogra-
phy, "Seeing Things in Print." The
lectures will be held each evening at
8:15 p.m., in the Rackham Amphi-
theatre. Everyone is invited to attend.
Tuesday, Aug. 8: Professor Preston
W. Slosson will present his weekly

Chu of the Library of Congress Ori-
ental Section will present his last in
a series of lectures on Chinese Civili-
zation. The title of his lecture will
be "China Today and Tomorrow,"
4:10 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre.
The public is cordially invited, admis-
sion free.
Thursday, Aug. 10: Professor Nico-
las Slonimsky of Cornell University
will lecture on "Soviet Russian Mu
sic" at 8:30 p.m., Rackham Lecture,
Hall. The public is cordially invited
to attend free of charge,
All Russian Choral Evensong: First
Methodist Church Choir, conducted
by Professor Hardin Van Deursen,
School of Music. Soloists, Bonnie
Ruth Van Deursen, Soprano, and
Harriet ' Porter, Contralto; organist,
Irene Applin Boice. Russian instru-
mental selections will be rendered by
Elizabeth Ivanoff, violinist, andRuby
Joan Kuhlman, pianist. Sunday,
Aug. 6, 8:30 p.m., First Methodist
Church. The public is cordially in-
vited to attend.
Carillon Recital: On Sunday, Aug.
6, at 3, Percival Price will present a
varied program of carillon music. The
recital will include compositions by
Mendelssohn, French sacred airs,
songs by Schubert and Godard, and
"Juba Dance" by the well-known
American composer, Nathaniel Dett.
Student Recital: Miss Florence Mc-
Cracken, mezzo-soprano, will present
a recital on Monday evening, Aug 7,
at 8:30, in the Assembly Hall of the
Rackham Building. Miss McCrack-
en's program will include composi-
tions by Brahms, Handel and Monte-
verde. The public is cordially invited.
String Orchestra Concert: On
Tuesday evening, Aug. 8, at 8:30 p.m.,
the University of Michigan String
Orchestra, under the direction of
Gilbert Ross, will present a concert
of music of the 17th and 18th cen-
turies. The program will feature Dor-
othy Ornest Feldman, Soprano, and
Jeannette Haien, pianist, as soloists.
Mrs. Feldman will sing the Cantata
"Idolo Mio" by Alessandro Scarlatti,
and Miss Haien will play Haydn's
Concerto in G major, No. 2. The
orchestra will present the music of
Vivaldi, Frescobaldi, Mozart, and
Sammartini. The public is cordially
invited to attend the concert which
will be given in Pattengill Auditor-
General Library, Main Lobby. In-
Museums Building: "What the Ser-
viceman May See in the Pacific
Area." (Animal Exhibits).


By Crockett Johnson


This shrewd political journalist
intimates 1 wasn't nominated

Ah! Yes! They need the wise
counsel we elder statesmen ,

A sizable campaign contribution
will not be amiss. Now that I'm

To the OTHER party... To
even things up, sportingly


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