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PAO~ TWO mu~A~AY; JUNE 7~ U43~


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A'ASHINGTON-President Truman had a sig-
nificant talk with labor's undiplomatic dip-
lomat. R. J. Thomas. president of the CIO auto
workers union, during which the latter opened
up on Truman's appointment of Judge Lewis
Schwellenbach as Secretary of Labor.
"I'm worried about that. Mr. President."
Thomas said. "I understand Schwe lenbach is
Dave Beck's man." Beck is head of the Team-
ster's Union in Seattle and a powerful NFL
"Don't you worry about Schwellenbach's rep-
resenting anybody but me." shot back the Pres-
ident. "Anyone who's in my cabinet speaks for
me. If he doesn't, he'll o out cn his ear."
"Well" replied Thomas. - ust wanted to
make sure that the AFL isn't running the coun-
try. "
"No one, from either the AFl or the CIO or
the National Association of Manufacturers-
or even the auto workers union-is going to
tell me how to run the country." was Truman's
quick rejoinder.
Reconversion Mes.
THOMAS then made an impassioned appeal to
the President for swift action on the recon-
version front. He pointed out that tens of
thousands of auto and aircraft workers are
being fired aaiy-
"My boys aren't going to stand for much of
that. Mr. President." said Thomas. "They're
going to blame you and the administration un-
less something's done in a hurry."
"I realize that," Truman replied. "But you've
got to remember that no man ever came to the
White House at a more imfortunate time than
I did. I've got a million things to do and I'm
trying to get to them as fait as I can."
Finally Truman asked Thomas to write him a
detailed recommendaticn for reconversion.
"Will you read it if I send.it in." Thomas
asked. "or will it just go to some clerk?"
The president promised to look it over care-
fully himself.
Just as Thomas was about to leavc the Pres-
ident's office. he turned to Truman and said:
"I'm no communist. Mi. President. but I don't
like the mess Stettinius has got us into. Roose-
velt always was able to keep a good balance be-
tween Russia. Britain and ourselves. But now
this bird has got us into the position where
we're a kite on the tail of the British lion."
"You can't blame Stettinius for that," re-
plied Truman. "The situation after the Pres-
ident's death was so confused that we had to
get straightened out in a hurry. I don't like
it any more than you do. There wasn't enough
preparation for the conference. But you and
your boys can be sure I am going to get it
straightened out:"

Ontario Electioiis

ESULTS of the recent elections for the On-
tario legislature clearly indicate a reversal
of trend toward socialism in that Canadian
province and may also be used as evidence to
support the notion that the whole of Canada
may be swinging back to the right after a
brief excursion into left wing policy.
Of a possible 90 seats, the Ontario Conser-
vative party won 66, a convincing majority.
But perhaps even more significant was the
loss of 28 seats by the outright socialistic
CF party, which advocates a sort of evolu-
tionary socialism through democratice chan-
The Conservatives. prior to the dissolution of
the legislature claimed a bare majority of 38 to
34 over the CCF. and were in constant danger of
defeat by a coalition of the CCF with the small-
er Liberal party. Now it appears that the
Conservatives are to have smooth sailing in
Political analysts differ as to the significance
of the Ontario vote in the forthcoming Domin-
ion elections scheduled for Monday. Ontario
is only one of nine Canadian provinces, and is
predominantly industrial while the other eight
have an overwhelming rural majority. And in
one of those rural provinces. Saskatchewan.
the CCF last year returned a large majority to
the provincial legislature.
At the time of the Saskatchewan elections
emnment. Repudiation of the CCF in the On-
ing McKenzie King's Liberal Dominion gov-
ernient. Repudiation of the CCF in the On-
tario election has certainly not encouraged that
hope, but at the same time there is no posi-
tive sign that it has been smashed.
The Ontario elections, confused by pro-
vincial and other non-dominion issues, may
actually have constituted a rebuff to the
CCF and its program of evolutionary social-
ism. Or. it may mean nothing at all except
a public dislike for certain provincial policies
advocated by the CCF. The very inconclu-
sive nature of the Ontario vote thus focusses
even greater interest on the expected battle
between fundamental political doctrines when
Canadians go to the polls Monday to decide
whether their country shall follow Europe
and embrace Socialism or shall continue with
its present form of government.
-Bill Mullendore
Postal Employes
OSTAL employes have had no salary increase
in 20 years. Postal employes had a salary
cut of 27 per cent during the depression. Postal
employes' base pay is 32 to 40 dollars a week.
Postal cmployes receive less for overtime than
straight time. Postal employes are not exempt
from any taxes, city, state or federal."
These facts are pointed out to Ann Arbor
citizens on a card entitled "An Appeal from
Your Post Office Employes" recently distributed
on all mail routes. Further information reveals
that despite the 100 per cent increase in postal
receipts since 1935, despite the fact that the
volume of mail in 1945 will be 65 per cent
greater than in 1935. despite the large amount of
military and other free mail carried, there will
be a profit above $100.000,000. This should be
noted in contrast to the fact that the post office
now employs only 36 per cent more people than
in 1935
The first step in a long, hard battle for postal
employes was won when the House passed the
Postal Employes Salary Bill. providing a pay
increase of $1.90 per week. on May 15. Postal

Wlwe Swings Righ f .
B IG BUSINESS representatives. .'nce worriedi
over Henry Wallace. are smiling broadly
about his new committee to study patents. They
have managed to put one of the ablest defenders
of the old patent system in the position of writ-
ing the vitaly important patent report for Wa]-
He is Houston Kenyon. attorney for Stand-
ard Oil of New Jersey. which withheld syn-
thetic rubber patents from the American pub-
lic before the war. and which is now engaged
in a lawsuit with the U.S. government to re-
cover 2.000 alleged Nazi patents seized from
Standard by the Alien Property Custodian.
The special committee was set up by Secre-
tary Wallace at the suggestion of President Tru-
man. who strongly criticized monopolistic pat-
ents and the "misuse" of patents. and cited the
need for revising the whole patent system. Fol-
lowing this. Wallace appointed two old-line
patent defenders. Charles F. Kettering of Gen-
eral Motors and Dr. Vannevar Bush. to sit on
the patent committee.
This was interesting enough. But. to top
it all, Houston Kenyon. defender of the Stand-
ard Oil-I. G. Farben cartel patents, is actually
writing the first draft of the report for the
Wallace committee and doing the main spade-
work for its members.
It was originally expectea that Attoi'ney Gen-
eral Biddle. the other cabinet member delegated
to act with Wallace. would serve as a break on
the big business patent boys. But present dope
is that the patent report will be hcld up until
after July 1. vhen Mr. Biddle will be out of the
Cr"o"lit"" " """sr/Ip. . .
ITH THE Euriopean war over. ever'one ex-
pected press censorship to ease up. In same
___THOU GH"101"
1-To RutDilr(n
SOME enterprising young song writer should
step to the fore tat this point with an opus
entitled. "It's Januars' :n ,June.'-
In Juate a young wan's faney lizhtlv turns
to thoughts of fireplaces and ariImtf s.
These days every clou has a shiver limi-
But. at that, .nin .rbor is having a surpris-
ingly warm winter.

Not only are newspapers barred from even
speculating regardino certam international
phases of the Pacific war,b ut :he Navy for some
weird reason hushed up the bombing of the
airplane carrier Franklin from April 26. when
she got to New York. to May 17. when the dis-
aster finally was announced. There were ob-
vious reasons for keeping the news quiet while
the shimp was en route throuh the Panama
Canal. Bu: once it passed the canal and was
safely tied up in New York. all danger was past.
However. the Navy still invoked censorship.
Again, if Senator Langer of North Dakota
had had his way, the lives of five children and
one woman who climbed a tree to examine a
Jap baloon in Oregon would have been saved.
Last January. Langer urged the Secretary of
War to let the public know these balloons were
coming over and quietly warn people to keep
away from them. But the army refused until
finally rumor became so rife that it reluctantly
Full Em>loviieut
THE "full employment" bill 'S.380 shocks a
number of conservatives. because it is a pro-
posal that we undress cur economy. once a year.
and look at it without its clothes on. The bill
requires the President to stand up before Con-
cress. annually. and furnish that body with three
estimates. First, he is supposed to guess. as
closely as the science of economics will let him.
how many persons are going to wan: jobs during
the coming year. Second. he is supposed to give
Congress an estimate of how much business
activity would be needed to provide jobs for all
who want them. Third. he is required to esti-
mate how much private business there is actpal-
ly going to be. during the next twelve-month.
If it tuins out happily that there is actually go-
ing to be a sufficient volume of business to pro-
vide jobs for all who seek them. the assembled
Congressmen presumably deliver themselves of
three cheers and a tiger. and go home for the
If. however, it should prove that there is going
to be a lower volume of business than is needed
for full employment, S.380 dequires the Pres-
ident to suggest how the slack is to be taken up.
=S.380 is a remorseless and implacable bit of
legislation: it doesn't let anybody off.
First the President is required to suggest
ways by which private business may take up
the slack. Second, he may suggest means by
which local government can do so, Third, he
may suggest changes in Federal policy, such
as tax or tariff revisions, to create more jobs.
But, fourth, if all these methods do not suffice,
he must lay it on the line; he must propose
sufficient federal expenditures to make the
number of jobs in the country approximately
balance the number of workers in the country.
The idea is that the President doesn't step
down off that dais until almost everybody in
the country is sure of a job for a year.
(1ONGRESS is then required, by 5.380. to adopt
a general job program for the year. either
the President's. or the Presidents with modifi-
cations, or one of its own. It will be seen that
the thing about S.380 is that it makes everybody
finish his sentences. and complete his thoughts.
At present, both the Executive and the Legis-
lature are allowed to be as incoherent as they
please. to speak in disjointed bills and uncon-
nected recommendations.
5280 is a bill requiring both the President and
Congress to tell us little stories about them-
selves, where they're going. what they intend,
what they really think about things. etc.
An unusual kind of democratic stock-taking
is thus proposed, a new form of self-examina-
tion. It is not strange that many conservatives
regard the entire proposal as rather indecent.
It is sort of nked. It brings the central prob-
em of our economy out on the stage, throws
a spot on it, and bids us look, without blushing.
To look, just to look, is always the beginning
of wisdom: a defeat for 5.380 will be a victory
for the averted eye.

POINT to be made is : at S.380 takes us ito
th eamofaknd ofecnmi mtphsis
The plinm truth is that we don't know what it's
like to lve in an economy n which we're all sire
of jobs. What effect would that knowledge of
.ecurity hav:e on our personal spending. our sav-
ings. our plannin We have no idea. at all:
but there is a chance that 5.330 might create an
atmosphere which would giv:e us incidental busi-
ness benefits. not to be obtained by rando.t
unscheduled relief measures. The mere exist-
ence o f S 380 'icT coraev bly be more re-
assuring, and do us more cod thn the amounta
act ua li spent under it
If one were to sum up. in a single realistic
comment, one might say that since there is
going to be work relief anyway. we might as
well do it under S.380, and get the incidental
benefits. We don't get them when we leap
frjm relief measure to relief measure, as one
crossing a river on floating cakes of ice.
('pyr.t 1.3 Nw Yc~ r 'e S-:Iv: ~

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ifor them. j
Student Accounts: Your e tion
is called to the following rules pase
by the Regents at their mectng of
February 28. 1936:
''Students shall pay all accounts
due the University not later than the
last day of classes of each semester
or summer session. Student loans
'hich are not paid or renewed are
subject to this regulation: however.
student loans not yet cue are exempt
Any unpaid accounts at the close of
business on the last day of classes
will be reported to the Cashier of the
University and
a ' All academic credits will be
I withheld. the grades for the senies-
ter or summer session jiust completed
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. Al students owing such ac-
counts will not be allowed to reg-
ister in any subsequent semester or
Increased Bene
"OME Michigan papers have been
G raising a great hubbub over Pres-
ident Truman's "New Deal proposal
'o the effect that unemployment in-
sui'ance be increased to 25 a week
for 26 weeks and broadened to in-
clude millions of workers not covered
by the present law. Such security.
they say, would be an incentive to
throw men off their feet into the
arms of the government for economic
But these writers should look
around and "know themselves."
WE HAD a triptyche by Noel Cow-
ard at the Lydia Mendelssohn
last night. and there being no resent-
ful Brooklynites in the audience. all
went well for two-thirds of the per-
formonce. A ripple of titillation such
as only this playwright can provoke.
carried "Tonight At 8:30" through
two vastly amusing one act plays to
a Victorian anti-climax all of whose
music, at least, was expendable and
most of it was music. This is not,
however, to ignore the exceptionally
fine settings Mr. Philippi produced.
the panel effect in general. and draw -
ing-room scene in particular.
Byron Mitchell functioned with
varying degrees of success as Toby
Cartwright, Henry Gow, and-oh,
let's forget Jasper Featherways. In
"Ways and Means" one sees the by
now traditional Coward sophistica-
tion at work. Here Mitchell quite
Sably abbetted by Dorothy "Murzek
seemed to feel quite at home. But,
this was all by way of entree to the
main dramatic dish, 'Fumed Oak"
which is funnier than anything
seen in these parts for a long time
-and that in spite of unneessar,
The difference between Henry Gow
in the morning and Henry Gow in the
eenn. would in itself be uproar-
ious. But high good humor is rend-
ered into something even better than
that by excellent casting: the meek.
not-so-meek Mr. Gow. with Mitchell
at his mimetic best: Babette Blum
looking gargantuan and just right as
Doris, his wife: Annette Chaikin.
sniffling and slobbering to adenoidal
perfection: and Mary Wood, the
mother-in-law with a rasping voice
and an all too lifelike temperament.
-By Bernard Rosenberg

Wayne County Training School,
SNortivilie. Michigan. needs recrea-
tion leaders for July and August.
Men and women who are interested
may apply for further details at the
Bureau of Appointments. Room 201.
Mason Hall.

Personnel Examiner: Detroit Civii themo l-ki'lin~g aromnatic oil in the
Service has openings foi Junior. Sen- average cedar chest to soften inks of
'r and Intei'mediate Personnel Ex- any kind that might be stored in-
aminers. Residence Rule has been side them resulting in seriously dam-
waived. and only Citizenship requir- ' aging the diplomas."
ed. They also have openings for
Junior Senior and Intermediate Academic Noices
Governmein Analy't. Zoological In-
stru to'. Senior Accountant. and Jun" Doctoral Examination for Edward
ir Accountant. Foi' fu'ther infor- Nelson Palmer. Sociology; thesis;
ination rearding these examinations "Factors Associated with Negro Un-
stop in at 201 Mason Hall. Bureau employment in Urban United States.'
of Appointments. today. East Council Room. Rackham
Building. at 6:30 CWT. Chairman, C.
Remington Rand Inc.: Mi. R. G. Tibbitts.
Lutrmann. will be in the office today By action of the Executive Board
- - .- the Chairman may invite members of
1 " the faculties and ad"anceC doctoral
ENSA TION: candidates to attend this examina-
tion. and he may grant permission to
i*t a arai (Ied those who for sufficient reason might
wish to be present.
Doctoral Examination for Foster
For the top rate of unemployment Newton Martin. Jr.. Pharmacology;
compensation in Michigan itself thesis: "The Relationship of the
is up to 828-S20 maximum for the Pharmacology of the Sympathomi-
unemployed worker and S2 for metic Amiens to Potassium." Friday,
each dependent up to a total of June 8. 103 Pharmacology Building,
four. There is certainly no evi- at 1:00 p. m. CWT. Chairman. M. H.
dence that the rate of compensa- Seep ers.
tionhas encouraged unemployment By action of the Executive Board the
in this state. Chairman may invite members of the
Michiganders might further say faculties and advanced doctoral can-
that. because of their own present didates to attend this examination.
high state rate. the proposed in- and he may grant permission to those
creases to other states would cause who for sufficient reason might wish
them to pay high supporting taxes to be present.

nthy in
el, has'
his sit-
s. Hes-
ed are
th Mrs.
of Per-
n Arbor
546, or

lustrating. Electrical, and Machine
and Tool Design. Further informa-
tion may be obtained at the Bureau
of Appointments. 201 Mason Hall.
State of Michigan Civil Service
announcements for the following
examinations have been received in
our office. Student Psychiatric So-
cial Worker A. $125 per month plus
a tuition fee of $60 for four months'
training program. Cobbler A2. $143.75
to S166.75 per month and Boys' Shoe
Repair Occupational Supervisor A.
$150 to $170. For further information
stop in at 201 Mason Hall.
The Summer Session of the Grad-
uate Curriculum in Social Work,
which is given at the Rackham Mem-
orial Building in Detroit, will open
for registration Friday and Satur-
day. June 15 and 16, classes begin-
ning Monday. June 18. The session
will close Frida, Aug. 10. This is a
ch ange from original dates set.
Seniors: The firm which furnish-
es diplomas for the University has
sent the following caution: "Please
warn graduates not to store diplomas
in cedar chests. There is enough of

summer session unil payment has to interview girls who would be inter-
be n made" ested in their Training program for
______- ISystems Service Operators, For ap-
Identification Carts which were pointment call the Bureau of Ap-
issued for the Summer. Fall and pointments. Univ. Ext. 371
Sp'mnc of 1944-45 will be revalidated
for the Stmmer Term 1945 and must Grumman Aircraft Engineering
be turned in at the time of registra- Corporation. has openings for Grad-
hn. The ,1,944-45 cards will be used uate Engineers in the fields of Aero-
for an additionai term because of dynamics. Structural Design (Stress.
the shortage of fim and paper. Detail and Design Drafting. Techni-
--- cal Writing. Radio. Materials and
American Red Cross: The Amer- Processes. Flight Test. Weights. Il-

without receiving new benefits. But
the added taxes would be no burden
to the individual. And it should not
be the American policy to forget the,
iterests of the nation for the satis-1
faction of the few.
President Truman is accused of
tr yg to further centralization of
power throughiis proposal. It isi
pointed out that in 1944 he strongly
supported the Murray-Kilgore bill
which would have removed state con-,
trol of unemployment compensation
rates and established a nationally
paid maximum of $25 a week for as
lone a period as two years if neces-
sary. Yet it should be recognized
that the Murray-Kilgore bill and the
new proposal are inherently different.
The blurray-Kilgo're bill would have
made the insurance system entirely
federal: the proposed bill merely calls'
for a shot term federal subsidy to
step up the state ceilings without
removing state authority over the
Nor is the President acting on
unsubstantiated personal beliefs or
insufficient information. His pro-
posals run parallel in many'- re-
spects to recommendations in the
Social Security Board's last report.
It is creditable that he draws on
reliable authorities for facts and
that he gives consideration to their
recommendations as to policies.
He is even more to be commended
for his independence of thought in
presenting these proposals.
. Most informed persons agree that
unemployment insurance should be
extended. Several groups of work-
ers. including many in the smaller.
enterprises are not covered. Some
of our great wartime production units.
agencies of the government. provide
no unemployment compensation for
their workers. Is it just that these;
men should be refused the benefits
allowed to the ordinary employe?
Regarded c'itically. President Tru-
man's proposals could be accepted as
an extension of the GI Bill of Rights.
which provides for .lengthy benefits
that amount. in effect. to unemploy-
ment insurance. Those who have
worked for the government. includ-
ing those who were not covered be-
fore. should be eligible for compen-

Doctoral Examination for- Elwood
Bernard Boone, Education; thesis:
"A Study of the Relationship between
Recreational Interest, Intelligence,
Scholastic Achievement, Personality,
and Vocational Interest," Friday,
June 8, East Council Room. Rackham
Building. at 1:30 p. m. CWT. Chair-
man. B. O. Hughes.
By action of the Executive Board
the Chairman may invite members
of the faculties and advanced doc-
toral candidates to attend this exam-
ination. and he may grant permission
to those who for sufficient reason
might wish to be present.
E xhibitions
Sixteenth Annual Exhibition of
Sculpture of the Institute of Fine
Arts: In the Concourse of the Michi-
gan League Building. Display will be
on view daily until Commencement.
Events Today
Tea at the International Center,
every Thursday. 3-4:30 p.m. Faculty,
foreign students, and their American
friends are cordially invited.
Members of Campus Organizations
and all others interested in the pro-
posals made at the World Youth Dele-
gates Rally are asked to attend a
meeting at 3:15 p.m. CWT) today in
Lane Hall.
Tennis Club Meeting. There will
be a meeting for all girls today at
4:00 p. m. CWT. WAB. Dr. LeRoy
Weir. men's physical ed, instructor
and tennis coach. will speak.
Ann Arbor Library Club final meet-
ing of the year today, 6:45
p.m. fCWT, Auditorium, School of
Public Health. G. W. Shepherd,
missionary and political adviser in
China. 1920-1940. will speak on
Chiang Kai-Shek and the Soong
Family in modern Chinese history,
Coming Events
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
meet on Friday. June 8. at 4:30 p. m.,

BOy Crockett Johnson
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