THE MICHIGAN DAILY
FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 1945
OPA Officials Win Round One
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and represent the views of the writers only.
REFUSAL by the Senate Rules Committee to
pass the Eaton resolution requiring the Board
of Regents to open their meetings to the press
and public came as no surprise. There were
too many good arguments against it and virtu-.
ally no popular or official support.
It is obvious to even the most casual ob-
server that many matters, such as academic
discipline and alloting of the University approp-
riation, are not fit subjects for general campus
and State knowledge. And a great majority of
the citizens of the State silply do not care
what goes on in Regents' meetings--as shown
in the very light vote cast in Regental elec-
tions. Taking these factors into consideration
it was almost inevitable that the Committee
voted as it did.
Nevertheless, the' responsibility of the Regents
to the State and University is very great and it
is even greater in this situation where they are
put "on their honor," so to speak, for action
taken by them. It is essential that the Univer-
sity realize this responsibility and give to the
public, through the press, a much more detailed
and complete analysis of action taken by the
Regents on specific issues.
A LOT has been said lately regarding the ef-
forts of the Canadian government to round
up several-odd thousand deserters, most of
them of French-Canadian extraction, who went
"over the hill" when threatened with overseas
service. Stories of the man-hunt now progress-
ing in the North Woods have been prominently
displayed in American newspapers for the past
The result of all this adverse publicity has
been a general attitude of contempt for the
fighting qualities of the Canadian soldier. He
is condemned as a slacker who has neither
the ability nor the inclination to stand up and
That such an attitude should exist in light
of recent accounts of the exploits of the
Canadian armies on the Western European
front is just another of those incongruities of
thinking which accompany wartime emotion-
alism. It is true that an inordinately large
number of Canadian soldiers did desert their
posts when threatened with overseas duty,
but it is equally true that far greater numbers
are performing heroic service in the push to
the Rhine-and perhaps beyond.
The Canadian First Army was assigned to
what is generally recognized as the "hot spot"
of'he Western Front, that area in the Northern
corner which protects the flank of the whole
operation. It, has defended that corner with
great valor. In addition, it has slogged ahead
against bitter opposition in the Goch sector
during the present push, helping to make possi-
ble the Cologne victory. And it probably is
not through yet.
Prior to the current offensive, Canadian troops
distinguished themselves at Dieppe, at Caen and
all through the Normandy battle. Canadian
sailors have performed meritorious service in
the Battle of the Atlantic. Canadian contri-
By DREW PEARSON
WASHINGTON-OPA, never famous for its
tact, recently hit a new low when officials
threw three congressmen out of a meeting of
the strawberry growers industry advisory com-
mittee. Present at the meeting, besides the
growers, were Representatives Jimmy Morrison
of the Louisiana strawberry district, Harold
Earthman, Democrat, and John Jennings, Jr.,
Republican, both of Tennessee.
The three congressmen had been asked by the
strawberry growers to attend their meeting with
OPA. The strawberry people have been having
OPA difficulties-the Florida and Louisiana
growers feeling that the ceiling prices imposed
last year are not high enough to cover crop
loss through poor weather, while growers in other
states now ready for planting don't know what
their ceiling price will be.
Some are convinced that OPA price heads
Geoffrey Baker, formerly of General Foods,
and John Gismond, formerly of the Atlantic
and Pacific Tea Company, are out to protect
the profits of the processors and handlers of
strawberries, rather than the growers. They
point to the high retail price for both canned
and frozen berries, although the ceiling price
deteri,to the (Plt itljN
Animated Cartoon ...
To the Editor:
This is to draw your attention to a short
animated cartoon shown at a local theater dur-
ing a matinee March 3. The title of the car-
toon was "Sunday Go To Meeting" produced
by Merry Melodies, Inc., a company which has
just received a blue ribbon from someone or
other for it. It was a skit portraying Sunday
in a small southern village. All the characters
were supposed to represent Negroes, who were
characterized by the most grotesque and in-
sulting stereotypes imaginable. It is impossible
for me to exaggerate the repulsiveness and
hideousness of the manner in which colored
people were represented.
The people of the United States, who are now
engaged in a costly war to defeat the Nazi
doctrines of racial superiority and wipe it from
the face of the earth, ought not to tolerate such
doctrine anywhere on our shores North or
-Cornelius J. Loeser
Military Training ...
To the Editor:
In the campus poll reporte in The Daily for
February 14, careful readers will note that in
spite of the very misleading headline, only "25%
favored -military training exclusively" and "16.5%
were for Army and Navy control exclusively."
Identical bills (HR 515 and S 188) prescribe
as follows: "Every male citizen of the United
States and every male alien residing therein shall
upon attaining the age of 18 years, or within
four years thereafter, be subject to military or
naval training, and shall be inducted into the
Army or Navy of the United States for this pur-
pose alone ... "
Since "military training exclusively" and
"Army and Navy control exclusively" are pre-
scribed by the bills now in committees in both
houses, the large majority of Michigan stu-
dents opposing these proposals should take it
upon themselves to write their Senators and
Congrepsmen indicating their opposition to
these bills. -W. C. Trow
DEAN REA informs us that the campus cop
not keep you from Red Cross drivipg.
The campus goal has been set at $5,500.
That should be a minimum, not a maximum
We febl hurt because we were left off the list of
52 students who earned all A's last semester.
All you've got to have is a four point average
and we've got four points-good, bad, blue and
And then there was the discharged ser-
viceman ivho never took a bath because he
was vet already.
We like the story about the fellow who tried
out for JGP yesterday. He thought the initials
meant Just Girls Playing.
they have been working under was 32 cents
per quart for most of the season.
North Carolina farmers were so angry about
the ceiling last year that they let about a
third of their crop rot in the fields. Most
growers are willing to let the 32-cent price
stand, but they have no assurance that it will,
and OPA has indicated that this price may be
Last week's meeting had been underway for
about 15 minutes when Franklin Gindick of the
OPA food price division, who was serving as
chairman, suddenly. announced, "We have g,,t
to stop this meeting- a minute while we ask the
congressmen to leave."
When the congressmen showed no disposition
to leave, "Strawberry Champion" Gindick asked
them to step into the hall, where he told them
"the law" prohibits their attendance at indus-
try advisory committee meetings.
To this, Louisiana's Jimmy Morrison replied,
"I'm a lawyer and a congressman. but I've
never heard of that law. Will you show it to
Gindick said he was referring to a ruling by
the attorney general, but Morrison insisted upon
seeing the ruling or hearing it from the attor-
ney general or one of his staff. Finally Gin-
dick gave up and called Mrs. Ethel Gilbert,
head of the OPA office of industry advisory
committees, after the congressmen refused to
go to Mrs. Gilbert's office.
"You gentlemen will have to leave," Mrs.
Gilbert told them. "The attorney general does
not want congressmen at industry advisory meet-
Again Morrison insisted upon proof that the
attorney general had made such a ruling; to
which Mrs. Gilbert replied, "You are taking
advantage of a lady, Mr. Morrison."
Morrison, iowever, stood his ground until
Mrs. Gilbert explained, "This is a rule I mad S.
I control policy for these meetings, and will
not let senators and congressmen attend."
"By what authority?" asked the congress-
man from Louisiana. "The OPA appropria-
tion bill is due to come before the house within
a few weeks," Mrs. Gilbert replied. "The auth-
ority you congressmen gave me-believe me,
I use it."
John Jennings, Tennessee Republican, finally
gave up in disgust; but Morrison and Earthman
returned to the conference. They were followed
by Mrs. Gilbert, who announced that so long
as the congressmen insisted upon staying, tl*re
would be no official action at the meeting, even
though the growers had travelled hundreds of
miles at their own expense. Finally the two
When the strawberry growers met last year
at OPA, Morrison and Senator Tom Stewart of
Tennessee were on hand-and were permitted
to stay throughout the meeting.
(Copyright, 1945. Bell Syndicate)
FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 1945
VOL. LV, No. 90
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the subject "Minority Groups in the
United States" at 8 p.m., Tuesday,
March 13, in the Rackham Amphi-
theatre, under the auspices of the De-
partment of Sociology. The public
is cordially invited.
Dr. Homer P. Rainey, former presi-
dent of the University of Texas, will
speak on Problems of Southern Edu-
cation in the Rackham Auditorium
on Saturday, March 10, at 2:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to attend. No
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and satisfactorily complete this
course. These lectures are a gradua-
Section No. 1, First Lecture, Mon-
day, March 12, 4:15-5:15, Hill Aud.
Subsequent Lectures successive Mon-
days, 4:15-5:15, Hill Aud. Examina-
tion (Final), Monday, April 23, 4:15-
5:15, Hill Aud.
Section No. II, First Lecture, Tues-
day, March 13, 4:15-5:15, Hill Aud.
Subsequent Lectures successive Tues-
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tion (Final), Tuesday, April 24, 4:15-
5:15, Hill Aud.
Attendance is required at all lec-
tures. Each student must attend the
section for which she enrolls. Lec-
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Mathematics 328: Seminar in Sta-
tistics. First meeting, Tuesday, Mar.
13, 3-5 p.m., Rm. 3010 Angell Hall.
rofessor Craig will speak.
The examination for students who
wish to begin their concentration in
mathematics this term will be held
n Rm. 3016 Angell Hall on Tuesday,
March 13, from 2 to 4. In case of
conflicts, see Professor Fischer be-
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Graduate Students: Preliminary
examinations in French and German
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from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Amphitheatre
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Davis I eW os M. Gomberg Scholarship and Paul
F. Bagley Scholarship in Chemistry:
'HE APPOINTMENT of WLB head These scholarships of $150'each are
William H. Davis to the position open to juniors and seniors majoring
of Director of Economicope Stbiiztinuince is.refeencer w oieg
NEW LIFE was breathed into the Art Cinema
N League last night-by way of an old picture,
"Le Jour Se Leve"-and a surprisingly large
audience observed the resurrection. If this
sort of response continues an excellent season
may be anticipated. If it peters out, then we
alone are to blame.
This is a French film-which means that
it is technically inferior and artistically super-
ior to the Hollywood product. It lacks the
smooth, slick, flashy touch-but excels in
realism and sensitivity. Jean Gabin plays a
murderer who, about to be apprehended by a
slightly comic gendarmerie, recapitulates the
events leading up to his crime. So, we see
something of the fade-out flash-back tech-
nique. Somehow, though, it does not seem
hackneyed, a fact due largely to superb photo-
Director Marcel Carne lets us view life from
the top of a bannister, through the window of a
moving car, from a garden. He focusses the
camera in such a way as to capture the shades
of black and white that play on Gabin's face
as he meditates his deed. All night he sits
or stalks, jumps and fidgets-until, plunk! in
falls tear gas thrown by the police. It ex-
plodes with the arrival of dawn and just after
Gabin has committed suicide. Then, the final
fillip of irony: an alarm clock goes off, runs
its course to the very last whimper with that,
Those of you who cannot take somber-
ness, which is to say, life, in large cinematic
of Director of Economic Stabilization,
formerly held by Fred M. Vinson, new
administrator of the ReconstructionI
Finance Corporation, may permit a
solution of the long-standing contro-I
versy over the Little Steel formula.
The required approval of VinsonI
on the recommendations of the War
Labor Board has been a major ob-
stacle in the effective handling of
labor disputes. His insistence on
rigid application of the Little Steel
formula and refusal to limit certain
"fringe adjustments" has reduced
seriously the authority and prestige
of the Board.'
Earlier, Vinson's refusal to approve
the wage adjustments of the Emer-
gency Labor Board appointed to han-
dle the railroad dispute of 1943 so
prolonged the dispute and threatened
the effectiveness of the Boards that
Congress ruled that the Boards need
not secure Vinson's approval, but
need only certify to him that the rec-
ommendations were in accord with
the stabilization program.
Davis' new appointment will per-
sit him to apply the knowledged o
the issues involved in labor's de-
mand for higher wages gained as
chairman of the National War
Labor Board. It is the hope of
labor that the formulation of poli-
cies will reflect his superior under-'
standing of the conflict between
1 the increased cost of living and the
present wage policies.
in chemistr'y. Preference will be giv-
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obtained in Rm. 212 Chemistry Buil-
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May Festival Season Tickets: All
remaining season May Festival tick-
ets will be placed on public sale,
beginning Monday morning, March
12, at the offices of the University
Musical Society in Burton Memorial
Choral Union Memberships: Then
are a few vacancies in the men's
sections of the University Choral Un-
ion which will be filled in the order
of application by competent singers.
Those interested should communi-
cate with Professor Hardin Van
Deursen, home phone 6621.
Summer Registration; A meeting
will be held on Tuesday, March 13,
at 4:10 p.m. in Rm. 205 Mason Hall,
for all students who want. to register
for summer employment. This in-
cludes applicants for work in sum-
mer camps; camp counseling, hotels.
University Bureau of Appointments
Extension Division: Opening dates
of courses in Ann Arbor are sched-
uled to coincide with the campus cal-
endar of classes. Persons who would
like to have other courses added to the
program are asked to list their speci-
fic interests with the Extension office.
The Los Angeles County Civil Ser-
vice Announcements for the follow-
ing, have been received in our office.
For fprtlhei' information stop in at
201 Mason Hall, Bureau of Appoint-
ments. SENIOR STATISTICIAN.
salary $233 to $288, MUSEUM PRE-
PARATOR II, salary $173 to $211,
KEY PUNCH OPERATOR, salary
$157.20 to $188.40, MEDICAL SO-
CIAL WORKER, $198 to $240, and
SOCIAL CASE WORKER (TEM-
PORARY), salary $157 to $190.
French Lecture. Professor Charles
E. Koella, of the Department of Ro-
---T~ rirrc vil oiv f-i fft
doses had better
go drug yourselves with Bob
Faculty Recital: The first il a ser-
ies of four Sunday evening piano re-
citals will be presented at 8:30 p.m.,
March 11, in Lydia Mendelssohn The-
atre, when Ava Comin Case will play
compositions by Bach, Chopin, De-
bussy, Respighi, and Rachmaninoff.
Open to the public.
1Event s oday
Geological Journal Club will meet
in Rm. 4065 N.S. Bldg., at 12:15 p.m.
today. Program : 0. E. Childs will
review "Valleys and Parks of the Kai-
bab and Coconino Plateaus, Arizona"
by Arthur N. Strahler. All interested
are cordially welcome.
Service of Dedication of Pipe Or-
gan: First Unitarian Church, this
evening, 8:15 p.m. Mrs. Frieda 0.
Vogan, School of Music, University
of Michigan, guest organist. Dr.
Philip C. Nash, president of the
University of Toledo, giving the ad-
dress on: "An Adventure in World
Order." Rev. Edward H. Redman,
minister of the church, conducting
All School of Music faculty mem-
bers and students are cordially in-
vited by the School of Music Student
Council to an informal party to be
held at 8 p.m., Monday, March 12,
in the Michigan League.
The Roger Williams Guild will have
an "Around the World" progressive
dinner Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Bap-
tist students and their friends will
meet at the Guild house for nassports
Herringbone4s Confidential Newsletter
says J. J. O'Malley plans a big postwar
industrial expansion program, Joseph.
A sound mte.
By Crockett Johnson
I checked on O'Malley. He's
not in the New York phone
book and he's not listed in
the financial directories-
Say' He IS
C a bigshot!
He's an Argentine billionaire
and I figure he's fronting for
one of them German cartels-
got his start in
Over in Africa.
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