THEM ICHDAN DAILY
Dr. Ford Terms Price Control
Necessity To Prevent Inflation
By GEORGE W. SALLADE istration follow a non-inflationary
Some kind of price control is an fiscal policy. Price controls will
immediate need in the United States, check inflation only if the govern-
according to Dr. Robert S. Ford, pro- ment pursues such a policy which
fessor of economics and director of means the reliance on taxation and
f borrowing from individuals, rather
the University's Bureau of Govern- than borrowing from the banks, for
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Following the decision of Circuit
Judge Fred W.'George last Saturday
in regard to the city dump, on Dhu
Varren Road, a permanent injunc-
tion may be issued against the city
by the end of this week.
The restraining injunction was is-
sued at the request of adjoining prop-
erty owners to the dump who claimed
that it constituted a social and health
menace. There is yet some indecision
over the date 6f the beginning of the
restraining order if the city appeals
the case to the State Supreme Court.
The Ann Arbor Health Depart-
ment will begin a new_ series of
health lectures at 8 p.m. tomor-
row in the auditorium of the W.
K. Kellogg Foundation, each course
consisting of four lectures.
Attendance at one complete course
will be a prerequisite for a food
handler's permit, Dr. John A. Wes-
singer, city health officer, said.
In brief, the topics for the lecture
series will be "Public Enemies," "Food
Guardians," "Good Housekeeping,"
and "The Individual."
Weekend accidents again took their
toll in Washtenaw County, with four
persons admitted to hospitals, suf-
fering from minor and major in-
Yesterday, five more people were
injured in an accident on Whitmore
Road in a head-on collision.
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Funeral services for Erwin J.
Benz, who was killed in the plane
crash in Ontario Thursday, will be
held at 1:30 p.m. today at the
Changes in both the sheriff's of-
fice and the police department have
been announced by their respective
/ At the City Hall, policemen will be
given a month's training with vari-
ous bureaus of the department so
that patrolmen will have had' actual
experience in each phase of police
work. Also, a training school for the
entire force will start next month, to
be continued for several weeks.
Sheriff John L. Osborne said that
through the hiring of another deputy
sheriff, the office will be able to stay
open the entire night instead of clos-
ing at 10 p.m.
Previously, although road patrol
was on a 24-hour basis, the office
itself was "closed" after 10 p.m. each
evening. Now the deputies will work
on three eight-hour shifts.
To Talk Today
Arundell Esdaile, president of the
British Library Association, will de-
liver a University Lecture on "Dr.
Johnson and the Young" at 4:15 p.m.
today in the Rackham Lecture Hall.
Mr. Esdaile will also speak at 4
p:m. tomorrow on "Bibliography and
History" in Room 110, Library.
For 37 years a member of the staff
of the British Museum, he was sec-
retary of the Museum from 1927 until
his retirement in 1940. He was editor
of the British Library Association
Record from 1923 to 1935, and has
been a leader in international library
Among the books on bibliography
that he has published are "The
World's Great Libraries," "A Stu-
dent's Manual of Bibliography" and
Both lectures, given under the
sponsorship of the Department of Li-
brary Science, will be open to the
In an interview yesterday, Dr. Ford
declared that the "threat of infla-
tion is here." It is unfortunate that
the question of meeting this threat
through price control has become so
mixed up in politics.
The political influence in the pres-
ent government bill, Dr. Ford empha-
sized, is indicated by the failure of
Congress to consider in a realistic
way the problems of rising wage rates
and rising prices of agricultural com-
modities and to include provisions
for them in the bill.
Admitting the bill sets farm com-
modity prices at 110 per cent of par-
ity, Dr. Ford pointed out that parity
is a figure which attempts to give
farmers the same purchasing power
which they had in the base period of
1909-14 and that therefore it fluc-
tuates with the prices of the basic
goods purchased by farmers.
Dr. Ford recommended that wage
the financing of the defense pro-
The defense savings plan, Dr. Ford
explained, is an example of non-in-
flationary borrowing. There are still
other aspects to the problem of price
control, however. A system of priori-
ties that prevents competitive bid-
ding between the government and
private firms is essential. Installment
regulations, such as those recently
introduced, designed to tighten up on
credit terms to reduce purchases for
private consumption are also neces-
To Talk Here
Submarine To Be Topic
Of Palmer's Speech
control be placed with some govern-_Lion e1 ewnere Lin ann Arbor
"TheSubmrine wil betill require such a certificate. Blank
ment agency like the National De- IThe Submarine" will be the topic certificates can be had at the Busi-
fense Mediation Board so that it can of a lecture by Lieut. R. E. Palmer, ness Office of the University, Room
be coordinated with the activities of USN, associate professor of Naval 1, University Hall, on and after Octo-
the price administrator. Science and Tactics, at 7:15 p.m. to- ber 13 and those who can foresee that
Stressing the fact that preventing day in Room 348, West Engineering they will be purchasing transporta-
inflation is something more than Building.
mere control of prices, Dr. Ford said Lieutenant Palmer, executive offi- t otie A A wlnle trl-
tha itis ecesar tht te amin ,insg, at University expense, should pro-
that it is necessary that the admmn- cer of the Michigan NROTC unit, is vide themselves with such blanks.
- - well qualified to discuss his subject.
Extension Book Dis An Annapolis graduate of 1927, he __hirey_ W.____th
xsaon' ihas, during his career in the Navy,__
Several hundred of the season's attended both submarine school at .
new books have been collected andNew London, and communications
arranged into a display which under school; at the time he was called to
the sponsorship of the University Ex- shore duty at Ann Arbor in June,
tension Service will travel to many of 1940, he was serving as commander
the larger cities in the state, of the submarine S-29.
This lecture will be the fifth in a
I series of 15 talks sponsored by the
P rp c e Department of Naval Science and
Tactics. Although open to all inter-
ested students and faculty members,
Flease they are designed primarily for those
who intend to hold commissions in
e + the Naval Reserve.
Its publication date retarded
after internal strife with illustra-
tors, Perspectives, University liter-
ary magazine, will finally make its
appearance tomorrow or Thursday
of this week-the editors are con-
The delicate and critical appe-
tites of Perspectives' readers will
be stimulated by an essay on food,
the literary, critic will find mater-
ial on which to sharpen his wit in
the book reviews, connoiseurs of
poetry will find new evidence for
judgment of moders poetry, and
plain and fancy readers alike will
findssatisfaction in the short
Contrary to custom this first
issue of Perspectives will not con-
tam only Hopwood manuscript,
although some of this has been
Jay McCormick, '42, contributes
the leading story, "Those Certain
Things," and Richard Ludwig, '42,
contributes the essay on Pennsyl-
vania Dutch cooking.
DA ILY 2-4-7-9 P.M.
- NOW PLAYING -
Women's Club To Hear
Wesleyan Service Head
Marian Lela Noriis, national secre-
tary of the Wesleyan Service, will
speak at 9:30 a.m. today at the
annual meeting of the Ann Arbor dis-
trict of the Women's Society of
Christian Service at the Methodist
Following Miss Norris' speech on
"Methods," luncheon will be served
at 12:30 p.m. in the church dining
rooms. Reservations must be made.
Department of Speech'presents
in a new script by SAROYAN
Prior to Broadway
Wed. through Sat. Nights - Nov. 5, 6, 7, 8 at 8:30
Tickets: 83c, 55c, 39c
for Four Brilliant Plays and a Double Bill of Opera
$3.00, $2.50, Students: $1.75 (All prices include tax)
Nov. 5-8, "Jim Dandy" by William Saroyan
Dec. 3-6, "The Blue Bird" by Maurice Maeterlinck
Jan. 14-17, "Flight to the West" by Elmer Rice
Mar. 4-7, "Impressario" by Mozart and
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