.Y, A R.lI. 25, 1937
THE MICHIGAl DAILY
V. ArlUt 25, 19~7 PAGIt ~
Sell Th iee Days
(hadiers Will .Be Accqpted
From 2 To 5 Monday,
l es lay,_Wedrnesday
Senior Commencement Invitations,
provided by the senior class, will be
on sale only three days more, accord-
ing to Dean W. B. Rea.
The committee will be prepared to
accept orders from 2 to 5 p.ti:. tomor-
row, Tuesday and Wednesday only,
he said. This will be the last chance
to order the booklets and folders
from the class committee.
The literary school committee will,
take orders for their invitations in
the lobby of Angell Hall. The en-
gineering committee will be in the
second floor corridor of the West En-
gineering Building. The committee
of other schools will be located in
the main buildings of those depart-
ments in accordance with signs and
notices which Wiill be placed on their
departmental bulletin boards.
The Burton Memorial Tower, Dean'
Rea disclosed, has been used for the
cover design on the leather and card-
board covered booklets this year. The
cardboard covered issue is in plain'
white and both booklets contain pic-
tures of five campus views, together
with the invitational sheet, the
schedule of Commencement events,
the administr'ative officers of the
University, the class officers, com-
nittee members and graduating sen-
Minimum Wage Copstitutional,
flat Riegel Questions Practice
EVENING RADIO PROGRAMS
Fixed Rate Will Subject
M any Groups To Una
PressureS, Red euctins
By JAMES E. DUNLAP
The setting of minimum wages is
now definitely constitutional accord-
ing to the recent decision handed
down by the Supreme Court, but it is
an entirely different and somewhat
dubious question yet as to whether or
not such acts are unreservedly ad-
visable, particularly if the minimum
is arbitrarily set so as to provide
some worker's standard of living at a
.given amount. This is the opinion
held by Prof. John W. Riegel, di-
rector of the Bureau of Industrial.
Pressure Would Followf
"The pegging of wages for some
labor groups would subject other
groups to unwarranted pressures and
probably disrupt many labor and
business relationships," he declared
in an interview yesterday. "After,
minimum .wages become effective,
declines in the prices of products
would exert. strong pressure upon the
unprotected labor groups receiving
wages above the minimum. Employ-
ers, forced to cut costs, would im-
pose disproportionate reductions in
the rates paid to their executives,
technicians, clerks and unorganized
wage-earners, causing untold diffi-
culties with these essential services."
Professor Riegel continued by
pointing out that if marginal firms,
in the face of price declines, attempt-
ed to operate and maintain wages at
fixed levels, those
firms would ap-'
"If fixed mini-
mum wages were iandatory, the
marginal firms presently would have
to curtail operations and lay off
workers to prevent operating loses."
Such unemployment due to a corpor-
ation's insolvency or curtailment of
operations usually is considered more
harmful to society than continued
Prices Might Be Adjusted
Professor Riegel conceded that "if
employment under low wages.
legal miimum wages were enforce-
able permanently throughout the
country, the entire price structure in
the nation might in time adjust it-
self to them. But that development
would reduce the standard of living
for farmers, small business men and
professional and salaried groups."
He explained by saying that this
would be due to the fact that these
classes would be selling their services
and commodities in freely competi-
tive markets, while buying manufac-
tured goods, transportation and oth-
er services, all of which would be
highly priced due to the minimum
Looking at the problem from the
international point of view, Profes-
sor Riegel showed that tariff bar-
riers would be necessary in many
cases to enable domestic organiza-
tions to pay the stipulated minimum
wages and still compete with foreign
products. Without some such pro-
tection foreign industries, not being
obliged to pay their employes such
high wages, could easily undersell the
Would Curtzai Production
"Likewise, the high internal prices
of manufactured goods, made neces-
sary by the minimum wage scale,
would discourage a great number of
our foreign buyers. This reduction
in demand for our goods would na-
turally mean that our organizations
would have to curtail production and
reduce employment, with a resulting
ihcrease of the number of citizens on
relief," he concluded.
Professor Riegel believes that a
method of setting minimum wages
is possible without raising prices and
without affecting the standard of
living for the farmers and small
business men, and professional
groups. Such a method would be
directed principally against the pol-
icy of wage-cutting.
An article describing this method
will be published soon.
Step up to a plate of
PURITY ICE CREAM
WIKEL DRUG CO.
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12:00 Noon-Cradle Tabernacle Choir.
12:30-Ted Weems' Orch.
1:30-The Righlt Job.
1:45-l'tario Morefli's Ensemble.
2 :15-Buddy Harris' Orch.
2:3-Elder Morton's Tabernacie Choir.
3:30-Johnny Vurdock's Orch.
4 :307-Old-Time Spielling Bee.
5:00--Arnold Johnson's Orch.
5:30-"Tln and Irene."
6:00--Old-Time Religion Tabernacle.
6:30-W allenstein's "Symphonic Strings."
8:45-Rick Roberts', Orch.
9:00-Kay Kyser's Orch.
9:30-First Bastist Church of Pontiac.
11:00-Canadian Club Reporter.
1'1 :15- °Just Between Us,"
11:30-Henry King's Orch.
12:30-Joe Sanders' Orch.
12:00 Noon-Church of the ,Air.
12 :30-CBS-French News Exchange.
1 :15"Mother's Album."
1 :3Q-"Living Dpramas of the Bible.":
2:00-Everybody's Music-HOward Barlow.
4 :15-4ea~nnette Pringle..
5:00-Joe Penner with Jimmie Grier's
5:30-Rubintff. Jan Pearce, vi'ginia Read
6:30-Phil Baker and Oscar Bradley's
7:00-1937 Edition of Twin Stars.
8:00-Ford Sunday Evening~ Hour...
9:00-Original Gillette Community Sing.
9:30-Virginia Verrill and Orch,
9:45-H. V. Kaltenborn.
10:00-Press Radio News.
1 :05-Lennie Ha aton's Orch.
1}:15-Amphion Male Chorus,
10:30--In the Hermit's Cave.
:00-Dr. J. Frank Norris.
11:30---Joe Relchman's Orch.
12:30-Dreams of Long Ago.
1:00-Romance of Furniture.
1 :05-Human $ide of Art.
2:00-Trip to Our National Parks.
3 :00-Detoit at Chicago,
7:00-Do You Want to Be an Actor?
8:30-American Album of Familiar Muisic.
9 :30-Westminster Appointment.
10:30-Press Radio News.
10:35-E1 Chico Spanish Revue.
12:00 Noon-All-American Revue.
12 :30-Our Neighbors.
1:00-The Magic Key.,
2.:45-Detroit Conservatory of Music-.
3:30-Fishface and Fibsbottle.
4:00-We, the People.
5 :00-Antobal's Cubans.
6:30-Robert L. Ripley.
7:00--General Motors Symphony.
8:00-Rippling Rhythm Review.
8:30-Walter Win chell.
9:00-California Concert. ,
10:00-Judy and the Bunch.
10:15-King's Jesters Orch.
10 :30-Jimmny Joy's Qrchi.
11:00-Lowry Clark Orch.
11:30-Sammy Dibert Orch.
Mldni ht-Morrey Brennan's Orch.
BAN 'fTO PLAY AT DEBATE
Harold Bachman, director of the
University of Chicago Band, will lead
an all-state high school band, 7:15
p.m., Friday, April 31, at the state
chanpionship high school debate to
be held in Hill Auditor '
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sumner lo Speak
On Enzymes Today
Prof. James B. Sumner of the bio-
chemistry department of Cornell
University School of Medicine, will
lecture on the "The Chemical Nature
of Enzymes" at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday inj
Room 165, Chemistry Building.
Professor Sumner's outstanding
contribution to the field was the iso-
lation of the first enzyme in 1926.
Professor Sumner has'studied as well
as instructed on this continent and
He has been awarded a Guggen-
heim Foundation Fellowship to work
with Prof. The Svedberg at Upsala
University, Sweden, starting Septem-
Is Dean At TnIdiae
Dr. Martin Ten Hoor,'13, a forrnler
instructor of English in the engineer-
ing school, has been appointed dean
of the college of arts and sciences at
Tulane University, it was learned
Dr. Ten Hoor taught Englsh here
from 1920 until 192. Later he turned
to the teaching of philosophy and
was a professor in that field at Tulane.
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