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Business Staff
Dorothy Flint . . . . . . . ....Business Manager
Joy Altman . . . . . . . Associate Business Mgr.
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MEmber, Associated Collegiate Press, 1945-46
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
League Houses$
" ISHE sky's the limit" would appear to be the
watchword in this, the post-war period at
the University of Michigan.
The latest attempt to up the cost of educa-
tion is the move to class league houses as an
integral part of the University and therefore
exempt from Office of Price Administration
The nation faces its greatest test in the fight
against inflation, Price Administrator Chester
Bowles told the Senate Banking and Currency
Committee. Here in the University's economics
courses we are given a very clear picture of the
dangers of inflation, but while the professors
lecture, steps are taken which ignore their max-
ims and lead us into the very spiral against
which they warn.
What the University is saying, in effect is:
"Of course you can and should get an edu-
cation, but you'd better be prepared to pay,
and pay well if you want to get it at Michigan."
Some 300 students who eat in league houses
are now being charged as much as 20 per cent
more than the OPA set base rate. More than
1100 students who live in league houses, if ex-
emption were granted, would be affected.
Whether league houses are a part of the Uni-
versity is a question for the lawyers to settle.
Whether they should be exempt from OPA reg-
ulations is the concern of every member of the
community. The argument for classing league
houses as a part of the University is based on
the University's regulation of them. The Uni-
versity is exempt from OPA rulings by virtue of
its status as a non-profit institution. The issue
of exempting league houses must be decided then,
on the basis of the incentive for operating them.
No one, not even a league house mother, will
argue that she operates her house out of public-
spirited feelings.
The University, it appears, acting without re-
gard to the last recorded OPA decision on this
matter, has sanctioned the higher price. While
other retailers and restaurateurs, equally hard-
pressed by increasing costs, have cooperated in
holding the line, the University, pleading the
housing shortage, has ignored the national prob-
lem of inflation. Certainly, in a community so
well-endowed intellectually we should be able to
comprehend that problem.
As citizens we are concerned with the
threat to the nation's economy. As students
we cannot countenance any measure which in-
creases the inequality of educational oppor-
tunity. Already tuition and room and board
rates in University dormitories have been
raised. This latest pressure on the price of
education must be stopped.
-Betty Roth

Fair Play

WASHINGTON-Elder statesman Bernie Ba-
ruch revealed some interesting figures on
inflation recently in an off-the-record session
with 14 younger congressmen at his Shoreham
Hotel apartment. Baruch's prediction was that
the nation was hell-bent for inflation-and soon.
Piecemeal increases in wages, profits and the
cost of living have been uneven, Baruch said,
with wages lagging behind. For that reason he
" no longer favored his pre-war idea of a freeze
on both prices and wages. Our only hope, said
the elder statesman, is that we can weather the
next six to nine months without running into
serious inflation. If we do that, our chances of
a strong recovery from the war boom are good.
"The huge, pent-tip demand for products
which-we will see during the next nine months
is a very serious threat," said Baruch, stressing
the importance of holding prices down.
He amazed his listeners by saying that he is
completely opposed to tax reduction of any na-
tur'e at this time. "Not only does the government
lose needed revenue, but it is an unhealthy thing
for our general economy," argued Baruch.
Representative Andy Biemiller of Milwaukee
asked what Baruch thought of the statement by
General Motors' president C, E. Wilson that if
wages are raised 30 per cent, prices must go up
30 per cent. Baruch talked at some length on the
general question of rising prices, but gave no di-
rect answer. Finally, Biemiller repeated his
"I'm afraid I can't agree with Mr. Wilson," Ba-
ruch said.
Wage Not Price Increases
"ISN'T it true that industry can give a 20-per-
cent wage increase without having to raise
prices more than about 7% per cent?" Biemiller
"You are approximately right," Baruch agreed.
"I believe the figure you may have heard is ac-
tually 8 i per cent."
Baruch also told his guests that he felt we
were making a mistake in speeding manpower
demobilization. "With the world in its present
situation," he said, "it seems to me it would be
wiser to proceed slowly with demobilization, in
order that we not weaken ourselves at a time
when power is apparently still an important
le agreed also with an idea proposed by one
of his guests, Estes Kefauver of Chattanooga,
to have cabinet members and other high of-
ficials appear on the floor of congress where
they can be questioned by congressmen. Such
a practice would make for much greater cop-
operation between the executive and legisla-
tive departments, Baruch said.
Truman's Party als
JUST one morning after President Truman
criticized the House committee on executive
expenditures for stalling on the full employment
bill, its chairman, Carter Manasco of Alabama,
let the White House down with a big thump.
x T tf"AKT .
By Ray Dixon
SHADES OF 1995. We've been mulling over
conditions at the University during the past
three years and reached the rather stattling con-
clusion that students 50 years from now will
never believe the stories oldsters tell of' what
happened on campus during the war.
You doubt?
Consider then the reaction of the Class of '99
when you casually mention that classes were
held on New Year's Day back in the '40's and
that, for the most part, both instructors and stu-
dents showed up.
Our grandchildren will shake their respective
heads and shrug their respective shoulders when
someone tries to explain how the University op-
erated on a double time standard for almost a
year. You will explain that students went to
their eight o'clocks when the University clocks
said 7 a.m. and thought nothing of it, because
it was really 8 a.m. throughout most of the state
ecept in Detroit and Ann Arbor where it was
7 a.m. and very confusing. You will be called a

In 1995 you may be able to get a few people
to believe that Easter vacations were eliminated
and that Christmas vacation was cut down to
six days, but try to tell them that more than
half the football games on the schedule were
played before the student body enrolled in the
Some gullible freshmen 50 years from now
might believe that women; among other things,
outnumbered the civilian men on campus, lived
in fraternity houses and even made up the
entire senior staff of The Daily one year. You
might even convince a few that the official rea-
son for moving back coed's closing hours from
1:30 to 12:30 a.m. was that the girls didn't have
enough red corpusles to be eligible to donate
blood and, therefore, weren't getting enough
sleep! Maybe.
Students in 1995 may be convinced of all these
things after much diligent effort and explaining
on your part. But you've still got an ace in
the basket. They'll never believe this one-
The Michiganensian came out four months
late (at least) in 19451

First he harangued Secretary of the Treasury
Vinson with wails that the President's accusation
was unjustified. Truman could do everything the
full employment bill does without legislation, he
"That's an awfully big mouthful, Carter,"
drawled back the Secretary of the Treasury,
who served in Congress for years.
Next, Manasco implied that the full employ-
ment bill would give the chief executive power to
reduce the value of stocks and bonds.
"I just can't read that into it," shot back Vin-
Monasco's next move w:s to argue that strikes
caused unemployment, and the administration
ought to do something about strikes before both-
ering the committee.
"Well, if we had full employment as under this
bill," replied Vinson, "the causes of agitation
would fall off."
Finally, Manasce turned the Secretary of the
Treasury over to Clare Hoffman of Michigan,
one of the most reactionary and isolationist
members of congress.
"I worked for $3 a week during the Grover
Cleveland depression,' stormed hoffman, "and
I got along all right without a full employment
Hoffman then proceeded to pummel Vinson
verbally. All during this questioning, the
Democrats on the committee sat silent. They
gave no help to their former colleague from
(Copyright, 1945, by the Bell Syndicate, Tne.)

Ato ie Reactions

T IS WONDERFUL to follow the many pat-
terns of flight taken by the human mind after
a glance or two at the atomic. bomb. We have
now reached a stage at which it has perhaps
become possible to classify typical reactions to
the bomb under generic headings, as for in-
LET'S OUTLAW IT: The Senate tangled itself
in a bomb debate the other day, led off by Mr.
McKellar of Tennessee, who demanded that we
make all use of the atomic bomb illegal by inter-
national agreement. But since the other nations
do not as yet have the bomb, they would have
to pledge themselves not to use something they
don't possess, a situation which, for the time
being, makes the argument moot, and would
perhaps lead to rather tart diplomatic exchanges.
There is something vaguely off-center about the
plea to the world by the United States to make
illegal a device which we ourselves have spawned,
as if we had become frightened of our own off-
Mr. MKellar's plea is really an argument
that we ought to uninvent the bomb. But
the bomb cannot be uninvented; it exists; and,
in any case, it is not atomic energy which
makes the world horrible; it is the condition
of the world which makes atomic energy hor-
rible, Mr. McKellar lacks proposals for mak-
ing the world less horrible; he would simply
keep the blockbuster and throw the A-bombl
away, a solution lacking in reality, and one
which flees the problem.
LET'S HIDE IT: This proposal, entertained
by Mr. Truman, holds that if we can't make the
bomb an outlaw, let's keep it a secret; if we can't
chuck it, let's cherish it. Scientific testimony
has disposed of the particular flight from reality.
anderP. de Seversky, reporting from Japan, de-
clares that the power of the atomic bomb has
been exaggerated. He does not believe that
atomic bombs, of themselves, started the great
fires of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but that the
fires were started by hot stoves. (Maybe we
ought to outlaw hot stoves.) The Major believes
that we ought not to let ourselves become "hys-
terical" about the power of the atomic bomb; he
does not feel that an atomic bomb could do much
more damage in a city like New York than one
ten-ton blockbuster; and he thinks there is
still a place for old-fashioned incendiaries and
high explosives. The Major does not want to
be considered a reactionary, and he concedes
that the atomic bomb is "a great step in the
science of demolition," and that "great strides
may be made," and that it as far as he goes.
.One would desperately like to believe that
the Major is right, but one remembers how a
test bomb turned a large area of New Mexican
desert sand into glass, without benefit of hot
stoves, and how the head of our atomic bomb
project has testified that one atomic raid could
kill 40,000,000 Americans, which wouldn't seem
to leave room for many more great strides.
Maybe the Major is right, but to minimize the
bomb, to consider it only a more powerful form
of an old weapon, rather than a baby fotn of a
new horror, is one way of fleeing from it.
SQUARING THE CIRCLE: And perhaps the
most honest answer to the atomic bomb is to
admit frankly that there is no answer to the
problems it raises, in the world as it is now con-
stituted; that the conditions for a solution do
not yet exist. Those who favor a world govern-
ment are certainly on the right track, and are
operating in the best tradition of American ideal-
ism; but they are guilty of an evation, too; it
might be called the leftward evasion, which con-
sists of jumping out of the window to show that
one likes fresh air.
(Copyright, 1945, N. Y. Post Syndicate)

Publication in the Daily Official u-
letin is conistructive notice to all mem-
bers of the University. Notices for the
Bulletin should be sent in typewritten
form to the Assistant to the President,
1021 Angel hail, by 3:'0 p. m. of the day
preceding publication (11:00a a. m. Sat-
rda ys).
VOL. LVI, No. 6
Special Book Sale to Faculty-For
one week only, Nov. 3 to Nov. 10, the
University of Michigan Press is offer-
ing to the Faculty an opportunity to
buy, at very low prices, certain books
which have been declared excess
stock. A list of titles included in
this group will be placed in the hands
of all department heads and may be
consulted in the departmental office,
or copies of the lists may be obtained
at the Information Desk in the Uni-
versity Business Office. The books
themselves may be examined and pur-
chased at the University Press Sales
Office, 311 Maynard Street, or may
be ordered by phone, University Ex-
tension 616. The offer will be with-
drawn at the expiration of the desig-
nated time.
To Deans, Directors, Department
Heads and Other Responsible for Pay-
rolls: Payrolls for the Fall Term are
ready for your approval. Please call
at Room 9, University Hall, begin-
ning Nov. 8 and not later than Nov.
Urgent need for Dailies to send to
boys in service.
Mrs. Buchanan, Museums
L. S. & A. Juniors now eligible for
Concentration should get admission
to Concentration blanks at Room 4,
University Hall, immediately. These
slips must be properly signed by the
Adviser and the original copy re-
turned to Room 4, University Hall, at
Miss Mary Parry of the YWCA-
USO, will be in the office Thursday,
Nov. 8th, to interview any girls grad-
uating in February or June, who
would be interested in employment
with the organization. Call the Bu-
reau of Appointments University Ext.
371 for appointment.
Choral Union Members. Members
in good standing will please call for
their courtesy passes for admission
to the Cleveland Orchestra concert.
Friday, Nov. 9 between the hours of
9:30 to 11:30 and 1:00 to 4:00. After
4:00 no courtesy passes will be issued.
To all members of the Michigan-
ensian staff: Submit eligibility cards
to the Managing Editor or the Busie.
ness Manager before 5 p.m., Friday,
Nov. 9, 1945. This includes those
holding junior and senior positions,
try-outs, and photographers.
Fraternity presidents of groups
which formerly maintained houses
should apply to the Office of the Dean
of Students for blanks on which to
list current membership.
House Directors and Social Chair-
men are reminded that requests for
social events must be filed in the
Office of the Dean of Students not
later than the Monday before the
event for which approval is requested.
It should be accompanied by written
acceptance from two sets of approved
chaperons and, in the case of frater-I
nities and sororities, by approval froml
the financial adviser. Approved cha-
perons may be 1) parents of active
members or pledges, 2) professors,
associate professors or assistant pro-
fessors, or 3) couples already approv-
ed by the Committee on Student Af-I
fairs. A list of the third group isI
available at the Office of the DeanI
of Students.
Eligibility Certificates for thei
Fall Term may be secured imme-
diately if the last report of grades is
brought to the Office of the Dean of

Student Organizations which wish3
to be reapproved for the school years
1945-46 should submit a list of their
officers to the Office of the Dean of
Students. Any group which is not so1
registered will be considered inactive.
Participation in Public Activities.7
Participation in a public activity is
The best seller of today has little
influence compared with the comic
strip.. . If a vote were to be taken on
Broadway or any other Main Street
on the most popular characters in fic-
tion, Dick Tracy, Terry and the Pir-t
ates, Superman, or some of the others1
like them, would be the winners.-
Sinclair Lewis, interviewed by S. J.
Woolf in the New York Times Maga-

defined as service of any kind on a
committee or a publication, in a pub-
lic performance or a rehearsal, or in
holding office or being a candidate
for office in a class or other student
organization. This list is not intend-
ed to be exhaustive, but merely is
indicative of the character and scope
of the activities included.
Certificate otf Eligibility. At the be-
ginning of each semester and summer
session every student shall be conclu-
sively presumed to be ineligible for
any public activity until his eligibility
is affirmatively established by ob-
taining from the Chairman of the
Committee on Student Affairs, in the
Office of the Dean of Students, a
Certificate of Eligibility. Participa-
tion before the opening of the first
semester must be approved as at any
other time.
Before permitting any students to
participate in a public activity (see
definition of Participation above), the
chairman or manager of such activity
shall (a) require each applicant to
present a certificate of eligibility, (b)
sign his initials on the back of such
certificte and (c) file with the Chair-
man of the Committee on Student
Affairs the names of all those who
have presented certificates of eligi-
bility and a signed statement to ex-
clude all others from participation.
Blanks for the chairmen's lists may
be obtained in the Office of the Dean
of Students.
Certificates of Eligibility for the
first semester shall be effective until
March 1.
Probation and Warning. Students
on probation or the warned list are
forbidden to participate in any public
Eligibility, First Year. No freshman
in his first semester of residence may
be granted a Certificate of Eligibility.
A freshman, during his second se-
mester of residence, may be granted
a Certificate of Eligibility provided he
has completed 15 hours or more of
work with (1) at least one mark of
A or B and with no mark of less than
C, or (2) at least 2'/% times as many
honor points as hours and with no
mark of E. (A-4 points, B-3, C-2,
D-1, E-0).
Any student in his first semester of
residence holding rank above that of
freshman may be granted a Certifi-
cate of Eligibility if he was admitted
to the University in good standing.
Eligibility, General. In order to re-
ceive a Certificate of Eligibility a stu-
dent must have earned at least 11
hours of academic credit in the pre-
ceding semester, or 6 hours of aca-
demic credit in the preceding sum-
mer session, with an average of at
least C, and have at least a C aver-
age for his entire academic career,
Unreported grades and grades of
X and I are to be interpreted as E
until removed in accordance with
University regulations. If in the opin-
ion of the Committee on Student
Affairs the X or I cannot be removed
promptly, the parenthetically report-
ed grade may be used in place of the
X or I in computing the average.
Students who are ineligible under
Rule V may participate only after
having received special permission of
the Committee on Student Affairs.
University Lecture: Vladimir D.
Kazakevich, lecturer for the Com-
mittee on Education of the National
Council of American-Soviet Friend-
ship, New York, will lecture on the
subject, "Russia's Economy and Post-
war Reconstruction" at 4:15 p.m.,
Friday, Nov. 16, in the Rackham Am-
phitheater, under the auspices of the
Department of Economics. The pub-
lic is cordially invited.;
Lectures on the Netherlands Indies
introducing the exhibit on display at
the Museums Building; auspices of

the University Museums. Presiding,
Mr. Willard C. Wichers, Director of
the Netherlands Museum, Holland,
Mich.: "The Fruits of the Nether-
lands East Indies," Associate Profes-
sor Maurice W. Senstius, Department
of Geology; "The Natives of Sumat-
ra," Professor Harley H. Bartlett,
Department of Botany; "The Histori-
cal Background of the Independence
Movement in the Netherlands East
Indies," Professor Albert Hyma, De-
partment of History. 7:30 p.m. today,
Natural Science Auditorium, to bej
followed by a social meeting at the
opening of the exhibit, Museums
A cademic Notices
Engineering Freshmen: The Pre-
Engineering Inventory, an all-day
test, developed by the Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement of!
Teaching, will be given on Thursday,
Nov. 8, beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the
Rackham Building, to all engineer-1
ing freshmen (including veterans)I
who were regularly admitted through
the Registrar's Office. Such fresh-
men are excused from classes on
that day. Students who were admit-
ted with advance credit through thel
Assistantii-~c ]pn '~f's inp_ +1-, riniay

all entering freshmen are required to
take, without credit, a series of lec-
tures in personal and community
health and to pass an examination on
the content of these lectures. Trans-
fer students with freshman standing
are also required to take the course
unless they have had a similar course
Upper classmen who were here as
freshmen and who did not fulfill the
requirements are requested to do so
this term.
These lectures are not required of
The lectures will be given in Room
25, Angell Hall at 5:00 p. m. and
repeated at 7:30 p.m. as per the fol-
lowing schedule.
Lecture No. Day Date
1 Monday Nov. 5
2 Tuesday Nov. 6
3 Wednesday Nov. 7
4 Thursday Nov. 8
5 Monday Nov. 12
6 Tuesday Nov. 13
7 Wednesday Nov. 14
8 Thursday Nov. 15
Please note that attendance is re-
quired and roll will be taken.
To all male students in the College
of Literature, Science, and the Arts;
By action of the Board of Regents,
all male students in residence in this
College must elect Physical Educa-
tion for Men.
Veterans are permanently excused
from fulfilling the PE.M. require-
ment, provided they have completed
their basic training or have served
at least six months in one of the
branches of the armed forces.
Students may be excused from tak-
ing the course by (1) The University
Health Service, (2) The Dean of the
College or by his representative, (3)
The Director of Physical Education
and Athletics.
Petitions for exemption by students
in this College should be addressed by
freshmen and sophomores to Profes-
sor Arthur Van Duren, Chairman of
the Academic Counselors (108 Mason
Hall); by all other students to Asso-
ciate Dean E.'A. Walter (1220 Angell
Except under very extraordinary
circumstances no petitions will be
considered after the end of the sec-
ond week of the Fall Term.
Metal Processing 105. Welding. This
course is scheduled for Saturday
mornings; Recitation at 8:00, Labora-
tory 9-12 a. m. First meeting Sat.,
Nov. 10 at 8:00 a.m. Room 4307 East
Engineering Bldg.
'Political Science 251 will meet in
room 408 Library, today at 1 p.m.
Political Science 381 will meet in
room 408 Library, today at 3 p.m.
Scandinavian 51 will meet in the
future in room 4003 Angell Hall in-.
stead of 204 South Wing.
Choral Union Concerts. The Cleve-
land Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf, Con-
ductor, will give the second concert
in the Choral Union Series, Sunday
evening, Nov. 11, at 7 o'clock in Hill
Auditorium. The program will in-
Symphony No. 7 in E major....
Suite from the Ballet, "Appala-
chian Spring" .........Copland
"Bolero" ..................Ravel
A very limited number of tickets
are available for this concert. They
may be secured, so long as they last,
at the offices of the University Musi-
cal Society in Burton Memorial Tow-
er until noon Saturday. The Hill
Auditorium Box Office will be open
Sunday night after 5 o'clock.
Events Today
SOIC executive council meeting to-
day. Election of officers. Union, 4:15

B'nai Brith Hillel Foundation: This
evening at 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Jehudah
M. Cohen will be at the B'nai Brith
Hillel Foundation, 730 Haven, to dis-
cuss briefly the origin, the history,
and the significance of the prayers
found in the weekly Friday evening
service. The student cantors will also
be there to help the students famil-
iarize themselves with the traditional
melodies in which these prayers are
sung. All students interested are in-
vited to attend.
Inter Racial Association organiza-
tional meeting tonight 7:30 p.m.,
Union. Everybody welcome.
The first meeting of La Sociedad
Hispanica will take place tonight at
8 p.m. in the Rackham Amphitheatre.
Officers will be elected and plans
made for the year. All students in-
terested in Spanish are cordially in-
vited to attend.
Coming Events
The first of a series of Graduate
Record Concerts will be held Thurs-

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