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Economic Security
PREFACING a publication of the Dumbarton
Oaks agreements, Cordell Hull, then Secre-
tary of State, observed that any international
plan will be "in terms of the highest common
denominator rather than of the plan of any
Mr. Hull points to what is perhaps the great-
est failure of Americans as internationalists:
our tendency to see the general good in terms
of what is best for America, or to place the,
international good second to that of America.
This philosophy has been especially evident
in discussion about the degree of economic aid
which should be sent to our Allies and the im-
poverished nations of Europe. Our willing-
ness to send food and supplies without repara-
tion has, if the American press accurately re-
flects public opinion, stopped short when the
standard of living at home has been seriously
The need for such aid will not end with the
war. A means for providing it was, indeed, one
of the primary considerations of the conver-
sations at' Dumbarton Oaks. The proposals
which emerged from the four-power delibera-
tion thus included a pl.n for an Economic and
Social Council, the stated aim of which is "the
creation of conditions of stability and well-
being which are necessary for peaceful and
friendly relations among nations."
Full devotion to that aim requires abandon-
ment of the attitude we have previously taken
in regard to material aid to the other nations
of the world.
The choice people of the United States make
between greater temporary national prosperity
and a long enduring international economic
security may well mean the failure or success
of any postwar attempt at economic planning
because of the unprecedented importance states-
men agree this country will assume in the world
Worldwide economic security is a trail blaz-
ed toward worldwide peace. Americans who
have sacrificed so much during the war can
aord comparatively minor sacrifices to pre-
vent its recurrence.
-Ann Kutz
Accept Principles
clarify the details of the new world organ-
ization-what it is empowered to do, how it will
be made up, what principles it will follow. But
without American participation and coopera-.
tion, this organization will be powerless. There
will be merely a repeat performance of the last
post-war period, with perhaps the same final re-
President Roosevelt, had he only lived to com-

plete his work, could have "unified us in the
joint task of building the peace," as Prof. Theo-
dore Newcome stated. He could have made the
entire American n nnle helieve in his nrinci-

WASHINGTON-It happened behind closed
doors, but a lot of housewives would have
relished being present when Congressman Clinton
Anderson's special food committee quizzed an ar-
ray of Washington big-wigs.
A lot of star witnesses were present, but the
Army, represented by Maj. Gen. Hardigg of
the quartermaster corps, chiefly took it. on the
War Food Chief Marvin Jones started the
ball rolling when he produced figures showing
that last year, when meat was plentiful, the
Army gummed up the works by failing to take
anywhere near the quantity allocated to it.
In the fourth quarter of 1944, the Army had
asked for one and a quarter billion pounds of
meat. Actually, the Army took half a billion
pounds less.
That, according to the closed-door testimony,
was the chief reason why ration points on meat
were dropped last year and the housewives got
a windfall. The public then got back to .the
habit of eating meat. But today, with meat far
less plentiful, the Army has ordered even
more than allocated to it last year.
General Hardigg was unable to satisfy the
Congressmen as to why t Army failed to
take up its meat last year, or at least failed to
put it in cold storage for later use. Had this
been done, Army demands would now be much
smaller. General Hardigg also was asked to
report back to Congress on meat consumption
per soldier in the British Army, also in the
Russian Army. Congressmen also asked Har-
digg to report on how much meat was consumed
by. U. S. tro6ps overseas, as compared with that
consumed by troops in the United States.
Relaxed Meat Inspection ...
ONE PROPOSAL to ease the meat shortage is
to abolish federal inspection in small local
slaughter houses. These slaughterers have to
pass state inspection anyway, and most of
them are thoroughly reputable. But to sell
inter-state they must pass federal inspection,
so many now sell only within state limits.
This is one reason why cattle-raising states are
experiencing no meat shortage today.
General Hardigg, however, sat on the idea
of relaxing federal inspection. He argued
that federal inspection must continue. War
Food Chief Jones and War Mobilizer Vinson
were not impressed with Hardigg's argument.
"I never tasted federally inspected meat until
I was in my twenties," scoffed Texas-bred Jones.
"Out in Kentucky we did all right without
federally inspected meat," Vinson agreed. "I
never had it until I was out of my 'teens."
Representative Anderson of Albuquerque, New
Mex., chairman of the committee, then took
General Hardigg to task for the Army's system
of poultry buying.
"Out my way, where we've got plenty of
,meat," Anderson said, "the Army isn't inter-
ested in buying poultry. Here in the East,
where meat is scarce, you're taking all the
poultry. Why not spread your poultry buying
so that in areas where the public has a hard
time getting meat it can at least get a little
He pointed out that the Army is.taking 100
per cent of the poultry in the Delmarva area-
Deleware, Maryland and Virginia.
Vinson supported Anderson, telling Hardigg:
"Try to work that out with the War Food Ad-
ministration, General."
Oldsters Carry On ...
ONE OF THE great jobs of this war, though
little appreciated by the public, has been
that of older men on the home front. Some of
them, even though over sixty, have jumped
in to take any jobs that could help keep the
country going-from telegraph messengers to
war plant workers.
The coal mines, for instance, could hardly
have continued top output were it not for
older men. Before the war, the average age
of coal miners was around thirty. Now it is
mucl higher.
John Pillsbury, of the famous flour mills by
that name, is among those who pays tribute to
what older men are doing on the home front.
Some of his mills, Pillsbury says, are being run
entirely by older men. And despite a seven-day
week, which wears them out, they are doing
a fine, patriotic job.
Inside the Army and Navy also, the job

being done by men over 38 is probably not ap-
preciated. Now too old for commissions as
lieutenants, many of them have been detailed to
menial work despite college educations and skill-
ed prewar training.
After the war with Germany, first thought
~ ~~- ~ ~ ~ - --- ~ -- -- ~ -
Hoover's Skeptical
IN THE HEIGHT of what Samuel Grafton
would call "international organization voguish-
ness," Herbert Hoover has put his stamp of ap-
proval on Dumbarton Oaks.
He would like to contribute to a sound plan
for lasting peace.
But there is a snag.
Like so many Americans, Hoover is skeptical
when it comes to considering the USSR an ally
of the United States. It seems that Hoover
wants world peace for the "peace-loving na-
tions" of which the Soviet Union is not con-
sidered one.
-Bob Goldman

should be given to the demobilization of older
men who, when they do get back to civilian
life, will buck the handicap of age in getting
peacetime jobs.
Capial Ch1roi...
C ENSORSHIP of newspaper comment on the
possibility of war between Russia and Japan
was ordered by the State Department. Byron
Price's office of censorship had nothing to do
with it except carry out instructions. This is
the first time news comment has been barred on
the relations between two countries. . . . Loy
Enderson, able U. S. minister to Iraq, is return-
ing to Washington to head the State Depart-
ment's Near Eastern division. . . Shortly be-
fore returnin gto China, Ambassador Pat Hurley
got Roosevelt's OK on arming several divisions
of Chiang Kai-Shek's troops. However, ex-
perts are betting that few of them will ever see
service against Japan. They are more likely
to fight in a major civil war against the North
(Copyright, 1945. Bell Syndicate, Inc)
What Is Support?
A DELEGATION of eight Republican Senators
has been in to see President Truman, and to
offer him support. Let's ask a child's question
about the incident: Papa, what is support?
Support must have content; it must be sup-
port for something, and about something. Other-
wise it is not support at all it is merely a
generalized expression of good will, such as prize
fighters offer when they shake hands before a
bout; but they don't support each other. The
Republicans, led by Senator Taft, have shown an
amiable intention in calling on the new Presi-
dent: their visit is most important; but until
they outline the nature of their support in pro-
grammatic terms, what they have said will re-
main an unfinished sentence. There can be no
such thing as support in a vacuum.
One begins to understand why President
Truman made such a point, at his last Tuesday
press conference, of coming out for Bretton
Woods, all the way, and for extension of the
reciprocal trade treaties. Nobody had asked
him what he thought of these matters. He
brought them up himself, he committed him-
self thoroughly in the presence of 348 corre-
spondents. He seemed quite anxious to sew
himself up.
He knew that last week would be a week of
general expressions of support, a week not
to be wasted; and perhaps he strove, by com-
mitting himself early, to give content to these
expressions of support, to make them a little
less vague than otherwise they would be. At
least the delegations would know what manner
of man they had come in to shake hands with,
and could not later say that they had not
It happens that Mr. Truman did receive mag-
nificent support from a Republican Senator last
week. It came from a Senator who was not
even on the Taft delegation; Aiken, of Vermont,
who in a speech to the Upper House, called on
Republicans to get behind Bretton Woods, the
reciprocal trade treaties, and all other pending
international economic agreements. This would
have been support even if Mr. Aiken had finished
off his speech by remarking that he, personally,
did not like Mr. Truman very much; and in
this we see illustrated the difference between
solid support, and the mere flicking of a bit of
dust from a new President's sleeve.
A curious, delicate, almost hidden battle is
going on in Washington; the Battle of the
Hundred Days; those days of grace, which
America, by sound political instinct; gives to
every new president. The accession of a
new President has had an important effect on
every treaty and agreement now pending
before Congress. Defeat for these treaties
now means the visible shattering of our na-
tional unity, as well as of our relations with
the world. It was true before, but because
there is a new man in the White House, it is
clearer now, that rejection of pending treaties

means to smash something at home as well
as abroad.
Papa, what is "support?" It is possible to
support without supporting. The opposition in
Congress supports world peace, until world peace
asks for ten cents for carfare, or for a stabiliza-
tion fund. It supports world peace so long
as world peace doesn't want anything. The
fact that there is a new man in the White House
exposes the game, simplifies it, lets us see
it. We shall now see whether Mr. Truman will
be supported only so long as he doesn't want
anything. The issue has been cooperation all
along, but the installation of a new President
has dramatized it, taken the cover off it.
The opposition wishes to convince the
country of its belief in unity, but it has not yet
made up its mind to pay for the prize of unity
in the coin of compromise. It will have to do
so. In a world in which a cup of coffee
costs at least a" nickel, national unity is not
to be bought for nothing.
(Copyright, 1945, New York Post Syndicate)

At the tot


Publication in the Daily official Bul-
'IHE STATE'S glowingly titled "An letin is constructive notice to all mem-
bers of the University. Notices for the
American Romance" turns out to Bulletin should be sent in typewritten
be Metro's expensive version of The form to the Assistant to the President,
Great American Story, the rags-to-! 1021 Angell fail, by 2:30 p. m. of the day
preceding publication (10:30 a. in. Sat-
riches, log-cabin-to-presidency sort of I urdays).
thing which Horatio Alger loved so CENTRAL WAR TIME USED IN
It's about an immigrant factory BULLETIN.
worker (Brian Donlevy with a truly
formidable foreign accent) who worksI
up from shoveling coal into a veryI oti
hot looking furnace, to the presidency , .t .e
of a huge motor car company. The Iro the Members of the University
reason for his rise, the script slyly Senate:
suggests, is that America is a land of At the meeting of the University
suggstsCouncil on April 16, 1945, the follow-
opportunmty. For good measure, some ,n. communication was approved at
rather elementary talk about the Ih ugsino teSadn on
rights of the laborer are thrown in the suggestion of the Standing Col-
mittee on Public Relations -
just to show Metro's sympathies are
with "the common man." To the University Council:
Your Committee on Public Rela-
The time when we would dismiss tions submits the following report.
this turn around the park with a 1. The Committee recognizes the
cynical shrug is now past. The theme importance of the Extension Division
"American Romance" represents has in increasing and building up the
passed into the field of legend, fan- services of the University to the com-
tasy, or what-have-you, in which re- munities of the State. The Committee
hose "Alice In Wonderland" and also calls attention to the action of
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" (not that I the Regents who have recently made
mean to speak of those last two itemsja more adequate provision for the
in the same breath). administration of this Division by
s creating an Executive Committee toE
This current exhibit does possess advise and to share with the Director
something new. The technicolor the responsibilities of administration
camera, which heretofore has prin- and the determining of its policies.
cipally dwelled on Seiznick sunsets This Committee recommends that
and the lush deco of Fox musicals, all schools and colleges take a greater
has been trained on the wondrous interest in the program of the Ex-
machinery of modern American in- tension Service and also suggests that
dustry. In a rich field which the the college accept a larger responsi-
movies have curiously avoided, bility for the selection of teachers
"An American Romance" occasion- for these extracurricular courses, also
ally comes close to realizing the 'that members of the upper staff be
beauty and spirit of the forges and cricouraged to take a more active
assembly lines. A wonderful film part in the giving of these courses
could be developed from this theme in order to release the burden on the
and "American Romance" sketch- junior staff members who are at pres-
ily points the way. ent carrying most of the teaching
Atde Michx n .. . 2. The Committee recommends
that plans be made in the immediate
rIjE MICHIGAN'S "Music for Mil- ;luture for the construction of suit-I
E Cable quarters for married students.
lions" features concert pianist Louis A. Hopkins
Jose Iturbi and in deference to him Secretar of theUn.-
the film starts with the smash-bang Se Council
finale to Tschaikovsky's Fourth and
ends with Handel's "Hallelujah Chor- Biological Station: Applications are
now being considered for the 1945
At first glance this might lead session of the University of Michigan
one to believe that Metro's inten- Biological Station, held from June
tion of bringing "good music" to 23 to August 18, near Cheboygan,
the masses has been fullfilled. This Michigan, 285 miles north of Ann
is not exactly the case, because Arbor. A full enrollment is 'indicat-
between the two aforementioned ed. Persons with college credit in
items a lot of varying talent has Botany or Zoology are permitted to
been packed. June Allyson, Mar- apply. If you wish to apply, you
garet O'Brien, Marsha Hunt and, should do so before May 1 to insure
of all people, Jimmy Durante are full consideration in choice of corn'
all on hand. They're all very tal- ses and cottage. Information mayI
ented people, but they don't have be secured at the Summer Session
anything to do with Tschaikovsky Office, 1213 A. H., or at the Biologi-
or Handel. cal Station Office, 1073 N. S. Appli-
cations are available at the latter
I don't mean to give the impression office.
that "Music for Millions" is to be A. H. Stockard1


VOL. LV. No. 129

nouncement for Railroad Industrial
Inspector II, salary $230 to $270 per
month, Dental Health Consultant I,
salary $180 to $220 per month, Prac-
tical Nurse Trainee C, salary $105 per
month during training program, and
Public Health Dentist IV, $360 to
$420 per month, have been received
in our office. For further informa-
tion stop at 201 Mason Hall, Bu-
reau of Appointments.
University Lecture: Dr. John Gaus,
Professor of Political Science at the
University of Wisconsin, will speak
on the subject, "Social Science Divi-
sions as General Staffs" at 3:15 p.m.,
today in the Rackham Amphitheatre,
under the auspices of the Division of
Social Sciences. The public is cor-
dially invited.
Dr. Dow V. Baxter, Associate Pro-
fessor of Silvics and Forest Pathology,
will give a talk, Caribbean Profile,
Wednesday, at 7:00 p. in., in Rack-
ham Amphitheatre, about his exper-
iences in Puerto Rico last summer.
The talk, which is sponsored by the
Phi Sigma Society, will be illustrated
with colored movies. It is free to
the public.
Academic Notices
English -154 will not meet this eve-
A. L. Bader
Seniors: College of L. S. & A. and
Schools of Education, Music and
Public Health: Tentative lists of sen-
iors for June graduation have been
posted on the bulletin board in Room
4 University Hall. If your name is
misspelled or the degree expected in-
correct, please notify the Counter
Candidates for the Teacher's Cer.
tificate for June: Please call at the
office of the School of Educationa1437
University Elementary School, on
Wednesday or Thursday afternoon,
April 25 or 26, between 1:30 and 4:30
to take the teacher's oath. This is
a requirement for the certificate.
Candidates for the Teacher's Cer-
tificate for June: A list of candidates
has been posted on the bulletin
board of the School of Education,
Room 1431 University Elementary
School. Any prospective candidate
whose name does not appear on this
list should call at the office of the
Recorder of the School of Education,
1437 U. E. S.
College of Architecture and Design,
Schools of Education, Forestry and
Conservation, Music and Public
Midsemester reports indicating
students enrolled in these units doing
unsatisfactory work in any unit of
the University are due in the office
of the school or college by April 28th
at noon. Report blanks for this pur-
pose may be secured from the office
of the school or college or from Room
4, University Hall.
Student Recital: Bernard Lee Ma-
son, violinist, will present a recital
in partial fulfillment of the require-
ments for the degree of Master of
Music at 7:30 p. m. tonight in the
Assembly Hall of the Rackham
Building. A student of Professor
Besekirsky, Mr. Mason will play com-
positions by Corelli, Chausson and
The public is invited.



avoided, because it has its moments
All this talent has been blended with
more success than you might expect
Some of the individual glitter has
been lost in the process, but the amal-
gamation takes place without too
much wear and tear on the spectator
The plot, as briefly as it can be
put, has to do with the troubles
mostly maternal, of an all-girl or-
Mr. Durante, whom I revere as oth-
ers do Abbott and Costello, breaks
away -to sing a breakneck Version of
"Umbriago." Margaret O'Brien is
rather weighed down by some discon-
certing emotional scenes, like the
ones in which she tells Sister Ally-
son how to pray.
All in all, none but the most
hard-hearted will say they haven't
had a full evening's entertainment,
especially when Mr. Iturbi sits down
at the piano and dispenses with
some of the more familiar classics.



Seniors in Aeronautical, Civil,
Electrical, and Mechanical Engineer-
ing: Mr. R. Alvarez of Chance Vought
Aircraft, Stratford, Connecticut, will
interview seniors graduating in June
and October, 1945, on Thursday, April
26. The company has openings in
Aerodynamics, Structures, Drafting,
Instruments, Electronics, Materials,
and Spotweld. Interviews will be
held in Room B-27 East Engineering
Building. Interested men will please
sign the Interview Schedule posted
on the Aeronautical Engineering Bul-
letin Board. Descriptive material and
application blanks may be obtained
in the Aeronautical Engineering Of-



B~y Ray Dixon




WELL! Gloria Vanderbilt marries
Leopold Stokowski. At the same
time a picture called Music for Mil-
lions is playing at a local theatre.
After looking at a map of Berlin
and trying to pronounce some of
the names thereon, we've decided
that it's just as well the Reds are
taking over. They've been well
trained in their homeland in the
art of pronouncing the unpro-
Hitler orders his troops to start
guerilla warfare, aping the Russian
tactics in 1942.
By Crockett Johnson

State of Michigan Civil Service an- vents Today
-~--. - .,Orchestra Rehearsal: The wind
section of the University Symphony
Orchestra will rehearse in Room 506
Burton Tower, at 4 p. m. today.
. DRAM _-
Prescott Club: There will be a
meeting at 6:15 tonight in Rm. 300
j HE LABORATORY Theater gave Chemistry Building. Anna Maloney
its audience experimental theater will give a talk on "William Konrad
in the best sense at last night's pro- Roentgen"-discovered of X-Rays.
duction of student-written plays. Business meeting follows the talk.
The English Department and Speech Public is cordially invited. Refresh-
Department were the "stars" of the ments.
evening for having given us an op-
portunity to see what real talent in There will be a meeting of the
both writing and dramatics is avail- Graduate Council tonight at 6:30 p.m.
able in the University. 'in the East Lecture Room of the
Each of the plays showed fresh- Rackham Building.. All members are
ness and originality; any faults urged to be present.
apparent in the production were
those attributablento inexperience PoloniaClub: There will be a meet-
and not lack of talent. ing tonight at 6:30 in the Interna-
Joan Lochner's "Pale Blond Boy" tional Center.
was smooth, clever and showed the All students interested in Polish
author's considerable knowledge of culture are welcome.
stage technique. Carolyn West as,
"Lucy" won the audience completely. Deutscher Verein: There will be a
"Voice of the Mountain" by Elea- meeting at 7:30 tonight at Burton
nor Goodrich was strangely beauti- Memorial Tower.
ful, with excellent use of music and .
lighting and the lovely Serene Shep- I






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pard as the main character.
Mary Lou Andrews' "As You
Were" was highly dramatic and

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Botanical Journal Club will meet
in Rm. 1139 Natural Science Build-
ing on Wednesday, April 25 at 3
In M o mmxr, m-a u en-. T" TM..m }.n_




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