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April 01, 1945 - Image 2

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Factory Reconversion Rate Will Be Slow
WASHINGTON, March 31--(4)-James F. Byrnes told the American
people today that the nation's factories will be free to produce nearly a
estinghousethird more civilian goods within nine months after Germany falls.
1 ~This is a slower reconversion rate than was expected last fall.
4ourse Nevertheless it means that, even before Japan is whipped, Americans
should be able to buy in limited amounts many items, from automobiles on
o All Veterans down, which they have been denied for years. Of coursethere will be a
wait while materials are being pro-,

cessed into finished goods.
The war mobilization director
promised that some of the controls
which have restricted the Americans
way of life-the brownout, th'e cur-
few, the ban on racing-will be lift-
ed when victory comes in Europe.
But he said that "price, wage and
rationing controls must be continu-
ed after V-E Day," and that "we
must retain the present high rate
of taxes."
And, he added, Americans will not
eat quite as well in 1945 as in 1944
and will be called upon to share their
food with the armed forces and with
liberated peoples.
Conceding the present division of
authority has meant waste and dupli-
cations of authority, Byrnes asked
Congress to give early consideration
to legislation bringing the Army,
Navy and Air Force into a single de-
partment of national defense after
the war.
He outlined reconversion plans and
pledges in his second-quarterly re-
port to President Roosevelt, the sen-
ate and House on operations of the
Office of War Mobilization and Re-
He emphasized, however, that there
still must be "full steam ahead on
war production." Defeat of Japan, he
said, will be costly in both lives and
Even so, he declared, it has been
possible to set up and test the ma-
chinery for V-E Day reconversion.
This, in part, is what it will do:
1. Release about $13,00.0,000,000
wortb of "hard goods" or metals
for production of such things as
nails, cars, railroad and farm equip-
meti within nine months of Ger-
many's coapse. This will double
the amount of materials now avail-
able for such purposes.
2. Reduce total government spend-
ing for war to a rate of $60,000,000,-
000 a year. The rate in the'present
fiscal year is about $90,000,000,000.
3. Free within three months 20
per cent of the resources now used
for war production, 5 per cent in the
next three months, and another 5
per cent in the following quarter.

Mrs. Lim Will
Give Lecture
On Orient, U.S.
Mrs. Pilar Hidalgo Lim, native of
Marinduque, the Philippines, will lec-
ture on "The Orient Sees America's
Vision" as a part of the International
Center Filipino program, at 8:30
p. m. Wednesday in the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre.
The wife of Brigadier-General Lim,
now a captive of the Japanese, Mrs.
Lim is working in Washington, D. C.
with the Philippine Rehabilitation
Commission and the Philippine-Am-
erican Commission, created byCon-
gress to assist the Philippines and
advance the date of their indepen-
dence. General Lim, the first Fili-
pino to graduate from West Point,
was taken prisoner when the Philip-
pines fell.
Mrs. Lim, formerly general secre-
tary of the Centro Escolar University
for Women in the Philippines, was
president of the National Federation
of Women's Clubs. It was largely
through her efforts that woman suf-
frage was included in the Philippine
constitution of 1937. Since her ar-
rival in the United States in 1941,
she has delivered lectures from coast
to coast, and has appeared on sev-
eral broadcasts.
Slosson To Talk
At Center Today

Civic Orchestra
Will Present
Harrison To Conduct
Sousa, Bizet S~eections
The fifth annualMichigan Massed
Civic Orchestra concert under the
auspices of the School of Music and
the Michigan Civic Orchestra Asso-
ciation, will be presented at 4:15 p. m.
next Sunday in Hill Auditorium.
Guy Fraser Harrison, conductor of
the Rochester Civic Orchestra, asso-
ciate conductor of the Rochester
Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
and director of the Eastman School
of Music, will acthas guest conductor
of the massed orchestra perform-
180 Players
Members of the University Sym-
phony Orchestra and other student
instrumentalists will participate in
the program. Approximately. 180
players will comprise the perform-
ing personnel, selected mainly from
organizations around Ann Arbor with
other representatives from leading
southern Michigan orchestras.
In .1941-43 when the first large
scale assembly of all Michigan Civic
Orchestras was initiated, a total of
600 players was at first committed to
the project. War demands and tra-
vel restrictions however, cut the ac-
tual number of participants in half.
Harp Quartets To Play
Special features in this year's pro-
gram have been arranged including
orchestra selections by Beethoven,
Schubert, Bizet, Delibes and Sousa.
Two harp quartets will highlight the
One harp ensemble under the di-
rection of Lynn Wainwright Palmer
will present a group of harp selec-
tions. The second quartet will appear
in parts arranged for harp in the
orchestra numbers. This group is
composed of members of the Michi-
gan Harp Club under the direction of
Velma Froude of Detroit.
The event will be open to the pub-

'Uncle Harry'
ToBe Given
April 11.14
Mystery Offered
By Speech Players
Play Production of the Department
of Speech will present "Uncle Harry,"
an unusual murder mystery, April 11-
The homely title of "Uncle Harry"
ian example of the author, Thomas
Job's subtlety employed throughout
the play. The dramatic irony is
heightened by the murderer's con-
fession of his crime in a prologue.
The audience is, therefore, aware of
the double implications in the speech
of the players prior to the murder.
Uncle Harry is a gentle person,
spoiled by his sisters, jilted by his
sweetheart, and patronizingly liked
by his neighbors. Everyone thinks he
is an admirable fellow, but there is
a scorn mingled with the approval
because he is timid and spineless. in
all his actions. That everyone in
the small town calls him "Uncle
Harry" is indicative of his standing
with the local citizens.
Despite this meekness there is a
sudden turning of the worm in him
when his adoring sisters push him
too far. He decides upon an ingen-
ious vengeance, and his crimes are
so skillfully arranged that no breath
of suspicion is raised against him.
Hargis To Talk
At Oklahon aU'
Dr. Donald E. Hargis of the De-
partment of Speech will speak on
"The University and Radio" at a
University of Oklahoma faculty lec-
ture on Friday, April 6.
Whije there, he will confer with
staff members of the University of
Oklahoma's speech department and
the University radio station staff
about radio practice.
Dr. Hargis' visit is in response to
an invitation from the president of
the University of Oklahoma.

at 8:30 p. m. today in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre.
Hig:hlighting her program with
Two Florentine sketches (."Morning
Songs on the Arno," "The Clown")
by Lee Pattison, former teacher of
Miss Titus, she will also play Patti-
son's "Etude in C sharp." Six varia-
tions on an original theme by Bee-
thoven, "Piano pieces, Op. 118" by
Brahms and Shepherd's "Second So-
nata" will complete the recital.
Miss Titus studieG with Arthur
Schanbel of New York and at the

Titus Will End Recital Series
Helen Titus, pianist, will give the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. She
final program in the current series previously taught piano at Concor-
of School of Music faculty recitals dia, Kans., and at the Foxhollow

School for Girls at Rhinebeck, N. Y.
The recital is open to the general
New Stamps Good
WASHINGTON, March 31 -(R)-
Five more red stamps for buying
meats and fats and five blue cou-
pons for processed foods become
valid Sunday.
The red stamps are K-2, L-2, M-2,
IN-2 and P-2. The blue are T-2, U-2,
V-2, W-2 and X-2.



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A group of 18 water color sketches
by Dr. Edward T. Calver of the
University English department is now
on display in the main floor corri-
dor of University High School.
Dr. Calver began his hobby of
"painting for fun" five years ago
and did the sketches on vacation
last summer in Massachusetts and
New Hampshire. Dr. Calver says
that he is helped in his hobby 'by
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