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CHAPTER TWO. In my sophomore year, the
first time I tried it, I encountered someone
who did not think informal essays were the
thing. I also lived in my frat club. Together
these two experiences completed the destruction
of my confidence. I tried to be a brother to the
boys-they were nice enough guys, I realize that
now-but there were too many of them. I have
never been a strong-willed person, arnd in a frat
club there is always somebody going out to the
movies, and the nights when this was not the
case, I was working at being a promising kid on
The Daily or trying not to write informal essays,
which was hard indeed.
My studies did not receive my full attention,
though I said many ponderous things in bull
sessions. I over-cut several of my courses, due
to the fact that it was so cold in the frat house
dormitory that I could not get to sleep without
wearing a sweatshirt and woolen socks in addi-
tion to my pajamas and bathrobe to bed, and on
the bed' I had flannel sheets, and two Hudson
Bay blankets, the total weight being great
enough to tire me out more than I could sleep.
To cure me of this habit of cutting classes, one
of my English profs gave me what he referred
to as a disciplinary 'C'. Another English prof
also gave me a 'C' because I was sjill writing

Editorial Staff

Homer Swander
Morton Mintz
Will Sapp
Charles Thatcher
George W. Salladd
Bernard Hendel
Myron Dann.
Barbara deFrics
Edward J. Periberg
Fred M. Ginsberg
Mary Lou Curran
Jane Lindberg

Managing Editor
Editorial Director
City Editor
Associate Editor
Associate Editor
* , . . Sports Editor
Associate Sports Editor
Women's Editor
Rusiness Staff
Business Manager
Associate Business Manager
Women's Business Manager
*Women's Advertising Manager

Drew Pe rs
RobertS Allen

The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers

Congress Must Reduce
Money In Circulation .

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UNLESS the Administration and a
constituency-minded Congress can
forget political expediency and the forthcoming
elections, it looks like the country is going to
wallow along without adequate anti-inflation
Although the indefinite character of the Pres-
ident's seven points makes criticism difficult, it
seems that his plan, like so many others, lacks
certain necessary measures which would effec-
tively cut purchasing power and provisions for
rationing of commodities once price-setting be-
comes a fact.
Best estimates place excess purchasing power
at about 15 billions with some estimates pre-
dicting that it will soon rise to 30 billions. And'
with that much money floating around the
administrative problem of holding prices at
March levels becomes just about insolvable.
Rationing is at best unwieldy, and applying
it to enough of the 30,000 commodities on the
market to keep the general price level down
must be an administrative nightmare. In Eng-
land, where rationing is much more complete
and applies to many more goods than it does
here, there have been numerous cases of "black
markets" in which goods are sold at enormous
prices to the highest bidder.
Here, where rationing is comparatively incom-
plete, buying on the sly would probably become
the accepted thing, and lower income groups
would take it in the neck.
UT raioning is absolutely essential f insure
fair distributiJon of goods, and Ie less in-
flated the situation the better it works.
The heart of the problem is the excess of
money In consumers' hands, and an attack on
the problem would certainly imply draining
that excess. Price control and rationing are
of course necessary, but they must be con-
sidered supplementary devices.
Draining off purchasing power not only re-
moves the immediate cause of inflation; it also
prevents fresh impetus from being added to the
inflationary tendency. Revenue from present
taxes-including receipts from the proposed ex-
cess profits tax-is slightly under 30 billions per
year, and most hopeful estimates add about 12
billions to that sum,
The President has stated that we will soon be
spending at a rate of 70 billions per year, and
although returns from present taxes will in-
crease, there will still be a large gap between
receipts and expenditures.
IF this money is to be raised by borrowing from
banks, billions of more dollars will be put
into circulation, and the problem of controlling
inflation becomes even more unmanageable.
Forced savings and higher taxes, drafted to
insure everyone at least a subsistence ration, is
He answer.
The American people are wholeheartedly be-
hind the war effort. But Congress must assume
the leadership and fulfill its responsibilities.

Anti Alit'-Inflation
WASHINGTON-Privately, Administration
leaders on Capitol Hill expect plenty of trouble
enacting the two features of the present anti-
inflation program that require legislation-the
$25,000 income ceiling and reducing the 110 per-
cent farm parity figure. The leaders are acutely
aware that a lot of congressmen and senators,
loud in lip service to patriotism, will play petty,
undercover politics on these two issues.
Toughest battle will be over the farm parity
question, thanks to the powerful and well-heeled
farm lobby, one of the most potent and grabbiest
in Washington.
Within a few hours after the release of the
President's message, the farm lobby was actively
waging war against it. Secret strategical pow-
wows were called hurriedly.
Representative Clarence Cannon, chairman of
the powerful Appropriations Committee, and a
farm bloc leader, sounded the tocsin of battle on
the House floor.
While the fighting in that chamber will be hot,
the decisive struggle will take place in the Sen-
ate, where the lobby has its chief strength. It
was in the Senate that the Administration lost
its fight to keep the 110 percent parity figure
out of the Price Control Bill. This defeat was
what forced the President to tangle with the
lobby again.
On the $25,000 income issue, congressional
insiders anticipate a compromise. A private poll
of the House Ways and Means Committee sev-
eral days ago showed a decisive majority against
it. Most of the committeemen favored boosting
the maximum to around $50,000. However, be-
cause only a relatively small number of people
are affected by the $25,000 proposal, and this is
a campaign year, Roosevelt may be able to
bludgeon it through if he bears down strong
Insiders predictt It a lot of inembers will
hack him on the $25,00 uiwome limit in order to
cover their opposition to reducing the parity
farm price level to(J 100 percent,
Soldiers' Pay
The House Military Affairs Committee finally
approved a pay rise bill last Friday, but until
then there had been considerable delay in get-
ting together with the Naval Affairs Committee
on certain amendments, relating chiefly t lon-
gevity bonuses for officers in the higher brackets.
Principal bottleneck was Naval Affairs Chair-
man Carl Vinson of Georgia, who wanted to
scrap the whole bill and write another.
Finally Vinson was given a week to produce a
new bill. The next day he cockily reappeared
before the connittee, bill in hand. To every-
one's amazement, it consisted mostly of the basic
provisions of the Senate bill, including the $21-
to-$42-a-month pay hike for privates.
The only major difference was a proposal to
give officers above the rank of second lieutenant
and ensign a 10 percent pay increase and to
make the 20 percent extra allowance for foreign
service applicable to all men in the armed
forces, whether they had served abroad or not.
This scheme ran into a storm of objections. A
majority of the committee contended that men
with foreign service deserved more pay than
those without it, and that if it wasn't granted
in this bill another would have to be passed.
"All right, all right," declared Vinson, after a

informal essays. He said it would jerk me up on
my feet. I quit writing informal essays at the
beginning of the second semester. I also, by
way of ineligibility, quit working on the Daily.
I also moved out of my frat club, back into a
rooming house, which was very cold at night.
And after a week of the second semester, I also
quit school.
The night I decided to quit school, I went out
to the old Baltimore Dairy Lunch to get some
coffee. I did not have much change in my
pockets. Two of the Daily editors were also at
the Baltimore having coffee. I told them I was
leaving school and why. I felt very sorry for
myself. It was a long and pathetic story. After
I had finished telling them all about it, I asked
them for a nickel to buy another cup of coffee.
They began to laugh. It was, they told me, the
best straight-face mooch they had ever seen
done. If I had stayed in school, my reputation
as a wag would have been made. But I was un-
able to see this fact at the time, and the next
day I left as scheduled.
I spent the months at home doing very little,
except writing short stories, which I made as
rough and tough as was possible without being
banned from the U.S. mails, acting on the idea
that hell and damn were words which denied my
heritage of the informal essay. I read the works
of Ernest Hemingway quite utterly through, and
was influenced, though it never amounted to
much. I was even more afraid of the University
than I had been at the end of my freshman
year. I had been a smart kid through high
school, and there I was, not only flunking my
first course, but dropping entirely out of school.
It was unheard of, and when I dwelt upon it fo
very long, I felt extremely sorry for myself.
CAME BACK the following fall and again
started in to finish being a sophomore. I was
still not eligible, and I spent most of my time
writing short stories like Hemingway, and also
studying, and at the end of the semester I had
good grades, or anyhow not so bad. I was lone-
some again during that -first semester, and my
work was better for it. Second semester I got
back on the Daily, and won a Hopward award,
and at the end of the third year I had made up
the lost ground, was a full-fledged junior-to-be,
and had a job as a night editor here. It was a
good year. I spent a lot of money at Van Bo-
ven's, and am still wearing the garments.
I was also beginning to find out what the
score was academically in the University. I
learned the difference between an honest and
thorough job done one week too late, and a.
stylized, faked job handed in on time. The lat-'
ter won every time. It was the lesson of surface
appearances, an important thing to know in a
large Midwestern university. I even wrote a
story, called I Am a Student at a Large Md-
western University. I was still not fond of
Michigan, though I felt I had thwacked it
soundly. To be continued. So long until soon.
Gold Is Where You Find It
The Ann Arbor Art Association presents cur-
rently in the Rackham Building its annual dis-
play of the work of local artists. The honors
of the exhibition are shared equally among Emil
Weddige (whose oil portrait of a small boy is
the most handsome thing he has shown),. Al-
bert Decker (who shows a gouache and a water-
color of rare sensitivity), and Donald Gooch
(who, in his dashing water-colors, shows him-
self to be a man of wit and good will).
There are other good things, too: Tristan
Meinicke's and Catherine Heller's water-colors
stand out by their technical finish, Ella Aiton's
Suburban Oasis and Lily Goodhew's Maine are
fresh,light-wooded, cheerful. The oils hold up
rather well; one feels that the jury here used
good sense in most of its selections. May Brown

iand Doris Porter McLean show quiet wooded
scenes, each. J. P. Slusser's Jersey Town has an
established mood and a considered design. Bar-
bara Dorr's Still-life is firm if too smoothly)
textured. E. H. Barnes shows a pleasant but
conservatively academic landscape.
Myron Chapin's gouaches mark for him iwn
increasing experimentation which brings with
it renewed authority. Christine Stevens' Joli
Cocur, an egg-tempera panel, though hard to
See, is of good quality. John Clarkson's ink
landscape drawing is the finest thing of his
which one recalls seeing. ft is marked with a
thoroughly assimilated understanding of the
present international style of painting. Edward
Calver's two wood engravings have a fine linear
texture and show an understandable concept.
Among the small but choice group of sculpture
and the minor arts, there are some good things.
Outstanding of these are Walter W. J. Gores'
squared, blue bowl, and his decorated bowl la-
beled California. Grover Cole shows an enchant-
ing, little brown pot which has a glaze of par-
ticularly subtle quality.
One's sole regret about the show is that the
crowded installa' ion does not come at all up to
the standard set by the others of this year. When
one recalls how fine the mounting was last year

(Continued from Page 2)
Freshmen and Sophomores, College
of Literature, Science, and the Arts:
Students who will have freshman or
sophomore standing at the end of the
present semester and who plan to re-
tarn either for the summer term or
the fall term should have their elec-
tions approved for the next semester
that they expect to be in residence,
as soon as possible. There will be
little or no time to sign up returning
students during the registration peri-
ods preceding either of these semes-
ters, so it is strongly urged that this
be taken care of now. You may
make an appointment with your
counselor by telephoning Extension
613 or by calling at the Office of the
Academic Counselors, 108 Mason
Arthur Van Duren, Chairman,
Academic Counselors.
Notice to Property Owners: If you
have purchased improved property
on a land contract and owe ' a bal-
ance in the proximity of 60 per cent
of the value of the property, the
Investment Office, 100 South Wing
of University Hall would be glad to
discuss the possibilities of refinan-
cing your contract through the medi-
um of a mortgage. There are advan-
tages to be h'ad in this manner of
Detroit Armenian Women's Club
Scholarship: The Detroit Armenian
Women's Club offers a scholarship I
for $100 for the year 1942-43 for
which young men and women of
Armenian parentage, living in the
Detroit metropolitan district who
demonstrate scholastic ability and
possess good character and who have
had at least one year of college work,
are eligible. Further information
may be obtained from me.
Dr. Frank E. Robbins,
1021 Angell Hall
To Men Students Living in Room-
ing Houses: The full amount of room
rent for the second semester is due
and payable on or before Thursday,
May 7, 1942. The academic credits
of students owing room rent may be
held up upon request of the house-
holders to do so.
C. T. Olmsted,
Assistant Dean of Students
Seniors: The University sends out
interesting and instructive infora-
tion several times each year to all of
the alumni. In order that you may
To the Editor:
As one of those slandered, I would
like to reply to the attack on the
Young Communists in the letter col-
umn of Friday's Daily,
The writer of the letter stated (I
believe this was his central theme)
that we Communists have no right
to take a stand against the Norman
Thomas and Trotskyite appeasement
policy, since we once had a "similar"
policy ourselves. However, we never
Since the beginning of the 1930's,
the Communists throughout the
world have recognized for themselves
one central task. They were far-
sighted enough to see that Fascism
was destined to be the largest single
threat to human happiness in our
age. Hence, our task was clearly to
fight uncompromisingly against Fas-

cism-on the home front against na-
tive Fascism, on the international
front against aggression.
Our purpose was to prevent the
Fascist nations from becoming so
powerful that, tIly could bring upon
this world a damnable world war.
We fought inl Cina, in Spaiin,
aga_;tinst {Coug01iliiles adit(l against
The appeaser forces in the world
were strong, however, and were able
to permit the Fascist nations to grow
in power. (Norman Thomas social-
ists and the Trotskyites gave no small
aid to the sabotaging of collective
security, by the way). World War II
came as a result.
This war had arisen out of the
failure to establish collective secur-
ity-out of Munich; and hence, was
not an anti-Fascist war. To fight
Fascism most effectively the Com-
munists of the world, just as in 1917,
opposed the imperialist war and
turned their efforts against the re-
spective Fascists of each country,
who were using the war programs to
strengthen their position. We did not
then (and we never did) advocate a
negotiated peace with Fascism. We
advocated a revolutionary people's
peace against war and all Fascism.
Then with the invasion of the So-
viet Union the war took a tremendous
change. The collective security,
which was sabotaged in peacetime,
was welded by that one event in war-
time. The war had thus become an
anti-Fascist war. True, imperialist
elements still remain, but they are
overshadowed by the fact that twen-
ty-six United Nations are now wag-
ing a war, not for the preservation

receive these, please keep your cor-I
rect address at all times on file in the3
Alumni Catalog Office. I
If you are entering the U.S. Army
or Navy Service, please advise thet
Catalog Office of such fact, giving at
permanent address for the duration.
Your co-operation in this will be
greatly appreciated.-
Lunette Hadley, Directort
Teaching Departments Wishing to
Recommend tentative May graduates
from the College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts and the School of<
Education for Departmental Honorst
should send such names to the Regis-I
trar's Office, Room 4, U. Hall beforer
May 15, 1942.
Robert L. Williams, t
Assistant Registrar.-
Attention Seniors: A large numbert
of graduate schools require the Grad-t
uate Record Examination from stu-
dents who are admitted. Seniors in
the College of Literature, Science,
and the Arts, who took the Graduate
Record Examination in February,
1942, may request these to be sent to
graduate schools. Forms on whicht
to make this request are obtainableI
in 1208 Angell Hall.
The Bureau of Appointments andt
Occupational Information has re-c
ceived the following informationa
from the H. J. Heinz Company. t
"A representative of the H. J.t
Heinz Company will interview stu-
dents who desire summer vacation
jobs, in room 304 Michigan Union
on Wednesday, May 6.
"These summer positions are in con-I
nection with our seasonal work oft
inspecting, receiving and salting
pickles in rural Michigan."
Further information may be ob-
tained by calling at the office of thet
Bureau of Appointments and l
Occupational Information, a
201 Mason Hall
The University Bureau of Appoint-t
ments and Occupational Information
has received notice of the following
Civil Service Examinations. Last
date for filing application is noted
in each case:
United States Civil Service
Junior Meteorologist, salary, $2,000
per year, June 30, 1942.
Junior Multigraph Operator, sal-
ary, $1,440 per year, until needs of
service have been met.
Technical Assistant (Engineering)
salary, $1,800 per year, June 30, 1942.
Superintendent of Construction,
Salary, $3,20 to $6,500 per year,
May 11, 1942.
Junior Calculating Machine Oper-
ator, salary, $1,440 per year, May 26,
I Further information may be ob-
tained from the announcement which
is on file in the office of the Univer-
sity Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information, 201 Mason
Hall. Office hours 9-12 and 2-4.
Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information
A representative of the United Air-
craft Corporation of East Hartford,
Conn., will be at the Bureau of Ap-
pointments and Occupational Infor-
mation 'Tuesday to interview:
1. Aero-Engineers.
1 2. Women specializing in mathe-
matics or physics, for the Research
Call Extension 371 for appoint-
Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information.
A cademic Notices
The Botanical Seminar will meet
Wednesday, May 6, at 4:30 p.m. in
room 1139 Natural Science Building.
Dr. L. E. Wehmeyer will give a
paper entitled, "The Genus Thyrid-
aria." All interested are invited.
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"We did it before and we can do it again. Prohibition must
come back."

phenyl Chloromethanes." Today,
309 Chemistry, 2:30 p.m. Chairman,
L. C. Anderson.
By action of the Executive Board
the Chairman may invite members of
the faculties and advanced doctoral
vandidates to attend the examination
and he may grant permission to those
who for sufficient reason might wish
to be present.
C. S. Yoakum
Doctoral Examination for Bern-
ard Vinograde, Mathematics; thesis:
"Split Rings and Their Representa-
tion Theory." Today, East Council
Room, Rackham, 3:15 p.m. Chair-
men, C. J. Nesbitt and R. M. Thrall.
By action of the Executive Board,
the Chairmen may invite members
of the faculties and advanced doctor-
al candidates to attend the examina-
tion and they may grant permission
to those who for sufficient reason
might wish to be present.
C. S. Yoakum
Doctoral Examination for Stanton
James Ware, Geography; thesis:
"The Clay Plains of Chippewa Coun-
ty, Michigan." Today, 212 Angell
Hall, 2:00 p.m. Chairman, K. C.
By action of the Executive Board
the Chairman may invite members
of the faculties and advanced doctor-
al candidates to attend the examina-
tion and he may grant permission to
those who for sufficient reason might
wish to be present.
C. S. Yoakum
Doctoral Examination for Herbert
B. McKean, Forestry and Conserva-
tion; thesis: "Glued Laminated
Beams Composed of Two Wood Spe-
cies." Wednesday, May 6, West
Council Room, Rackham, 2:00 p.m.
Chairman, W. Kynoch.
- By action of the Executive Board,
the Chairman may invite members
of the faculties and advanced doc-
toral candidates to attend the ex-
amination and he may grant per-
mission to those who for sufficient
reason might wish to be present.
C. S. Yoakum
The May Festival schedule of pro-
grams is as follows: r s
The Philadelphia Orchestra will
participate in all concerts.
Wed. 8:30. Marian Anderson, Con-
tralto; Eugene Ormandy, Conductor.
Thurs. 8:30, First part: "King Dav-
id" (Honegger) with Judith Hell-
wig, soprano; Enid Szantho, Contral-
to; Felix Knight, Tenor; Rabbi Bar-
nett R. Brickner, narrator; and the
University Choral Union. Second
part: Emanuel Feuermann, Violon-
cellist; Thor Johnson, Conductor.
Fri. 2:30. First part: "The Walrus
and the Carpenter" (Fletcher) -
Youth Chorus; Juva Higbee, Con-
ductor. Second part: Carroll Glenn,
violinist; Saul Caston, Conductor.
Fri. 8:30. All-Wagner program.
Helen Traubel, soprano; Eugene Or-
mandy, Conductor.
Sat. 2:30. All-Rachmaninoff pro-
gram, Sergei Rachmaninoff, pian-
ist; Eugene Ormandy, Conductor.
Sat. 8:30. Ninth Symphony (Bee-
thoven) with Judith Hellwig, Enid
Szantho, Jan Peerce, and Mack Har-
rell; Choral Union. Eugene Orman-
dy, Conductor.
Concerts will begin on time. Doors
will be closed during the numbers.
Traffic regulations by direction of the
Ann Arbor Police Department.
Tickets will be on sale at the of-
fices of the University Musical Soci-
ety in Burton Memorial Tower until
Tuesday, 5:00 o'clock. Beginning
Wednesday morning, all remaining
tickets will be on sale at the box office
in Hill Auditorium. A limited num-
ber of standing room tickets will
be on sale as occasion may require.
Charles A. Sink, President

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