THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Food Row May Bring Presidential 4eti0ot
BEST SPRING SEASON:
Life Is Getting Easier for Ivan
Ivanovich -zAverage Russian
Attempt To Protect Civian
Supplies Brings Bitter Protests
WASHINGTON, Mar. 13--()--A War Food Administration move to
halt shipments of meats to Great Britain and liberated areas and to trim
military demands has precipitated a bitter inter-agency controversy.
President Roosevelt may be called upon to settle the issue because of
its possible impact upon international relations and upon home-front
Fundamentally, the issue is whether civilian food supplies should be
reduced further to meet international commitments and obligations. With
- -'ood production now on the down-
grade, total demands being made
Lodge M eetn g upon this country are considerably
greater than the supply, particularly
To H ear Local in the case of meats, fats and vege-
tablooils, sugir, and some kinds of
Pastors Today The issue came to a head late
last week in a WFA effort to allo-
"The Rev. Fr. Warren G. Peek of cate supplies for the April-June
the St. Thomas Catholic Church, the quarter among various claimant
Rev. William P. Lemon of the Pres- groups -- the military, civilians,
byterian Church, and Rabbi Jehudah lend-lease, foreign relief, and oth-
M. Cohen, Director of Hillel Founda- er export demands
tion, will be the principal speakers at In the case of meats, War Food
the fourth annual brotherhood meet- Administrator Marvin Jones propos-
ing of the Ann Arbor lodge, B'nai ed to take Great Britain and liberat-
Brith, which will be held at 8 p.m. ed areas off the receiving list during
today at the Foundation," according the three month period and to cut
to Mr. Henry Morris, chairman of
the lodge. military supplies below army requests.
The religious aspects of the theme This action was described as neces-
of brotherhood will be discussed by sary if civilian shortages were not
Father Peek, while Mr. Lemon will to be aggravated.
deal with contemporary literature.
How modern scientific findings point Jones rushed to War Mobilizer
to religious and racial equality will James F. Byrnes for support. The
be explained by Rabbi Cohen. latter took no sides in the matter,
Everyone is invited to attend the but set up a special committee to pass
meeting. upon foreign shipments of food. The
committee, headed by Foreign Eco-
nomic Administrator Leo T. Crowley,
N eew matn Clubis, in effect, a super food allocations
To Give Formal iel
A spring formal will be sponsored .L r
by the Newman Club of St. Mary'sT
Chapel from 9 p.m. to midnight April G3rp6n h i , o U , a n
6 in the Union, Dotty Uhl, chairman, ou T I iee
announced yesterday. The first meeting for the semester
Bill Layton and his orchestra will of the Hillel Foundation library com-
be featured at the formal which will mittee will be held at 3 p.m. today
be open to all members of the stu- at the Foundation.
dent body. All students interested in joining
Assisting Miss Uhl on the commit- the committee, which has charge of
tee are Tom Donnolly, Doris Heidgen, procuring and cataloguing books for
J. J. Cadaret and Floyd Gibbons. the Foundation, and maintaining re-
Plans are being made for an enter- lationship with other libraries on
tainment at the intermission which campus, are invited to attend the
will consist of University talent. meeting.
Tickets for the dance may be ob- The first class in Hebrew instruc-
tained in the Newman Club Rooms tion will be held from 7 to 9 p.m.
at the chapel. today at the Foundation.
By EDDY GHMORE
MOSCOW- OP)-- March, always
the toughest month for city-dwelling
Russians, promises this year to usher
in the best spring and summer sea-
son of the war for Ivan Ivanovich-
Russian for Joe Doakes.'
Life isn't easy in Russia-but it's
The best newvs in many months is
a second reduction in prices in Rus-
sia's commercial food stores where
you can buy in unrationed quanti-
ties everything from filet mignon to
day-old eggs-if you have the money.
The finest cuts of beef have been
reduced by 16 per cent, pork 18 per
cent, mutton 16%/ per cent and salt
pork 14 per cent. Bacon and chicken
remain the same but turkey is down
11 per cent and goose nine per cent.
Butter has been reduced 25 per
cent, cheese is cheaper by about ten
per cent and chocolate--which Rus-
sians love so well-is down 18 per
Commercial stores do not deal
heavily in potatoes, and do not sell
Russian bread which is purchased on
a regular ration card very cheaply.
In Every City
The commercial stores, located in
every city in the Soviet Union, deal
with the greatest mash of its factory
and office workers and greatly affect
the life of the average Russian.
True, he may not buy there more
than once weekly but it is an accur-
ate gauge to conditions in general.
A reduction in these prices brings
others with them but salaries remain
The commercial stores have been
functioning for nearly a year now
and two price reductions, taken to-
gether, have brought prices down
roughly 15 to 40 per cent.
Probably more significant is that
each time the commercial store pri-
ces drop, the farmers' market -
where -the collective farmer brings
his extra produce to sell at retail at
his own price-also is forced down.
The Soviet ruble of March, 1945,
definitely is a sounder ruble than
last year and the commercial store,
under careful government supervi-
sion, definitely has made its contri-
In this system, money is returning
to something like it was before the
war when the Russian could buy
himself virtually anything he want-
ed to at the same or cheaper prices
than in our countries.
This March many articles which
make for a fine dinner are available
to the average man, although he
can't splurge-or anything like it.
The commercial stores have work-
ed out a system of discounts. Red
Army men, for instance, get as high
as 50 per cent off retail prices.
30 to 50 Per Cent Off
Workers who perform with special
efficiency in war" factories get 30 to
50 per cent off.
Numerous other classifications
which include artists and writers call
for reductions of 10 to 30 per cent.
Incidentally, vodka-the national
firewater-now costs 40 per cent less
than a year ago.
To Wait For U. S.
LANSING, Mar. 13.-(/P)-Declar-
ing that a wave of strikes impeding
war plants' production is a federal
problem more than a state one, Gov-
ernor Kelly urged the, Legislature
today to withhold action on anti-
strike legislation and other labor
regulatory bills until the federal gov-
ernment has enunciated a labor-
SAN FRANCISCO HONORS BATAAN, CORREGIDOR HEROES-Riding in ambulances, the 272 Ameri-
can fighting men, heroes of Bataan and Corregidor, and captives of the Japs at Cabanatuan prison camp,
Luzon, P. I., move along Market Street in a parad e of welcome at San Francisco, Calif.
4tihian m#en at ?War_
(Editor's Note: Contributions to Michi-
gan Men at War should be addressed to
the Military Editor, Michigan Daily, 420
At a ceremony held at headquart-
ers of the Tenth Air Force in Burma,
Staff Sergeant HOWARD F. PIOW-
ATY, former University student, was
awarded the Air Medal by Maj. Gen.
Howard C. Davidson, commanding
Sgt. Piowaty, as a member of a
signal air warning battalion of the
10th, has been in charge of sup-
plying isolated ground force in-
stallations by means of air drop-
Already holder of the Air Medal,
Staff Sergeant ARNOLD J. SEIDMAN
has been awarded the Bronze Oak
Leaf Cluster for meritorious service
during the aerial invasion of Holland
and other achievements in the Euro-
pean theatre. A veteran radio oper-
ator, Sgt. Seidman is a graduate of
LEA PATRICK CUNNINGHAM,
another former University student,
has been commissioned an ensign
in the U. S. Naval Reserve follow-
ing his graduation from the Naval
Air Training Base at Corpus Chris-
Recipient of the Bronze Star is
Major DONALD HILL, a graduate of
1941 who is now radar officer of the
First Tactical Air Force in France.I
Maj. Hill was decorated for his or-
ganization and direction of all radar
installations of the new air force
when it was created from elements of
three other air forces.
According to recent announce-
ment by his commanding officer,
another former student, JACK
KAPE, has been promoted to the
grade of corporal. Corp. Kape is
a classification specialist assigned
to a 15th Air Force Service Con-
mnand Air Service Group head-
To Be Given by
The cast for "Uncle Harry," by
Thomas Jobe, Play Production's first
offering of the spring term, has been
selected by Prof. Valentine Windt of
the speech department.
Heading the cast will lie Byron
Mitchell as Uncle Harry and Betty
Blomquist and Babette Blum as "Un-
cle Harry's" sisters, Lettie and Hes-
Other members of the cast in-
elude: Dorothy Murzek, Janine Rob-
inson, Harp McGuire, Onnolee An-
derson, Orris Mills and James Land.
Henry Mantho, Sanford Max, Arthur
Shef, William Cook, Don Shapiro,
and Margaret Becton complete the
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one of the American hospital units
attached to a Chinese Army is Capt. Executive Council of Inter-Racial
CHARLES S. MARSDEN, JR., a grad- Association will meet on third floor of
uate of the University medical school Union Thursday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.
in 1937. Bring eligibility cards.
TO The Regular Thursday Evening
Ben j ain Owen TO Record Concert will be held in the
.PLadies Lounge of the Rackham Buil-
rive Itato R ecital ding. at 7:45 p.m. The classical pro-
gram will include Handel's Water
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Benjamin Owen, teaching fellow in
the School of Music, will present a
piano recital in partial fulfillment of
the requirements for the Master of
Music degree, at 8:30 p.m. today in
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Selections by Mozart and Beetho-
ven, Bach's famous "Partita No. 6,
in E minor," "Valses nobles et senti-
mentales" by Ravel, and Cesar Fran-
ck's "Prelude, Chorale and Fugue
\will be included on the program.
- Before entering the University
Owen studied under such masters as
Alexander Siloti. Felix Salmond and
Bernard Wagenaar at the Juilliard
Graduate School in New York City,
also with Josef and Rosina Lhevinne..
At present he is a pupil of Prof.
Owen has taught at the Juilliard
Graduate School, at Lebanon Valley
College and at Hendrix Colle-e. He
is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sin-
The recital is open to the general
Music Suite; Telemann's Suite in A
Minor; Corelli's Organ Concerto; and
Bach's Brandenburg Concertos (1-4).
All Graduate Students are cordially
invited to attend.
The Post-War Council will hold its
first meeting of the semester this
Thursday at 4:30 in the Union. Offi-
cers will be elected and plans for this
semester's program will be made. All
students who are interested in par-
ticipating in the Council's activities
are urged to attend this meeting.
The Cercle Francais will meet to-
morrow at 8 p.m. in the Michigan
Union. Professor Charles E. Koella,
of the Romance Language Depart-
ment, will give an informal talk on:
"Le role de la Suisse dans un monde
en guerre." Games, French songs
-and a social hour are also on the
program. All servicemen are cor-
dially invited to all meetings of the
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