THE MICHIG~AN DAILY
,SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1945
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TOCC many times since the beginning of the
term disputes between the various professors
on campus and returning veterans on the matter
of school books and supplies have left a sour
taste in the mouths of the veterans.
From the time these men first heard of the
GI Bill of Rights until the DAY they finally re-
ceived their discharge certificates, they had
doubts of the actual outcome of the bill as com-
pared with it on paper. Would the Veteran's
Administration give them the run around, would
the situation be SNAFU as most situations were
while still in khaki and blue, or would the bill be
as good as it sounded on paper?
The bill stated that a veteran was entitled
to tuition up to $500 a year, all books and
supplies and fifty dollars a month for living
expenses. It sounded as though it might be
one more run around.
After donning civvies the vet started to get
back in school. In general, the prospective stu-
dent found that the Veterans Administration was
the straight goods, doing all it possibly could.
The doubts he had just about vanished when
out of the blue came a jolt. Several Professors
refused to sign the requisition blanks furnished
for the purpose of ordering texts and supplies.
Excuses were given. "You can use the books in
the library." "You won't need the book every as-
signment." Appeals to the -economy such as,
"Taxes will be increased and you will pay for
the books in the long run" were given. Refusals
were by no means universal, but on the occa-
sions when they arose it was enough to arouse
doubts in the mind of the veteran.
In many instances the professor was justified;
many courses use several books for reference pur-
poses and the purchase may have been a needless
expense. In other cases a purchase would be
more than justified. Trips to the library are in-
convenient especially for married vets who live
in Willow Run Village or some other appreciable
distance from the campus.
These men have given years of their lives in
the service of their country. Now that they
are back they find that some few instructors
are being cagey. Let's give the veterans their
T IS common knowledge that language is one.
of the prime barriers between ourselves and
the Russians. In their program to further bet-
ter understanding between the allies, the Rus-
sians have made English a required subject, a
requisite for a diploma. Correspondents have
found the people avid readers and great admir-
ers of our authors . . Whitman, Sandburg, Jack
London and John Hersey.
To support this trend and replenish the li-
brary collection destroyed in Leningrad,
Stalingrad and other cities, the National Com-
mittee of Russian War Relief in the United
States has launched a "Books for Russia"
campaign- with a goal of 1,000,000 English
Mayor. Jeffries in Detroit has proclaimed the
period of November 15 to November 22, "Books
For Russia In Detroit." Michigan's quota is
By DREW PEARSON
WASHINGTON-OPA administrator Chester
Bowles is one of the most abused men in
Washington. Everyone is badgering him. Con-
gressmen demand that their constitutents in-
crease the price of this or that. Farm groups
want to raise the price of milk or cattle. Business
group want to abolish all ceiling prices.
But when the final history of this era is
written, Chester Bowles-like Leon Henderson
before him-will be chalked up as a real friend
of the common man.
Probably the common man doesn't appreciate
it, but here are some things which will happen if
Chester Bowles loses his battle to stop the infla-
1. Every person putting his money in life in-
surance does so with the idea of getting his
I'D RATHER BE RIGHT:
By SAMUEL GRAFTON
JT IS highly important that the labor-manage-
ment conference succeed, but it will not suc-
ceed if a gun is held at the heads of the labor
delegations. President Truman was scrupulously
fair in apportioning praise and blame in his open-
ing remarks; but he has been followed by speak-
ers, in Congress and the press, who have tried to
reduce the issue to the very simple proposition
that either labor will give up its right to strike
during this conference, or Congress will take it
away afterward. That is not the purpose for
which the conference was called; the conference
was called to achieve industrial peace, not to give
one side a knock-out victory over the other. The
purpose of the conference is to avoid a showdown,
not to set the stage for one.
But there is a kind of showdown-hunger go-
ing around. Representative Price, of Illinois,
performed a good public service when he
warned that the wave of anti-union bills now
being introduced wll only convince America's
labor unions that Congress is taking a position
in favor of one side to the controversy; these
activities are.subtly transferring a quarrel over
methods into a fight for self-preservation.
Nothing could make labor more reluctant to
agree to concessions at the conference than
this hubbub in the anteroom, and those re-
sponsible for it are not aiding the meeting.
Some C.I.O. leaders are of the opinion that the
next seven weeks constitute a kind of open sea-
son for showdowns. They base this feeling on the
fact that sharp corporate tax reductions take ef-
fect January 1st, and that it is not greatly to the
interest of a number of enterprises to push sales
until that date.
The horror story is being spread about that
some firms may use the next seven weeks to
provoke showdowns leading to punitive Con-
gressional action against labor. This concep-
tion sounds like a sociological antique, out of
the pre-Teddy Roosevelt era; but tempers are
high, and it is important that no color be given
to this nightmare on the floors of the national
* * *
CRITICS of unions are making much of the ac-
tion of Mr. Andrew J. Higgins, Sr., in closing
down his three Louisiana boat-building plants
after a bitter union fight. It is not suggested that
the tax angle plays any part whatever in this
case; but Mr. Arthur Krock, writing in the New
York Times, reports a wide fear in Washington
that Mr. Higgins' example may be taken up by
other enterprises, with the result that reconver-
sion will suffer severely, and that Congress will
then pass drastic laws to regulate labor unions.
What Mr. Krock fears as a national setback, may
be regarded by others, who lack his impartiality
and generosity of spirit, as an opportunity.
That is not a trend to be encouraged; and
certainly in Congress, at least, the reaction
ought to be a demand for an impartial investi-
gation of the Higgins case, and not pre-judge-
ment and partisan rumbling on one side.
Mr. Truman has won wide applause by his
"hands off" attitude toward the management-
labor conference, and by his announcement that
government would refrain from exerting pres-
sure on the conferees. It is hard to see why, if
such an attitude be commendable on the part of
the executive branch, it should not be equally
commendable and desirable on the part of the
legislative, or why one branch of the government
should regard itself as having a special license to
exert pressure during a momentous conference
between theoretical and legal equals.
Duress is duress, and if these threats are al-
lowed to get out of hand, the voluntary char-
acter of the conference may be affected, spoil-
ing it as a bright particular hope and vindica-
tion of the American way of doing things.
(Copyright, 1945, N. Y. Post Syndicate)
money back-100 cents on the dollar. But if
there is inflation, the insurance dollar will be
worth 75 cents, 50 cents, or even 30 cents.
2. Every person on a retired pension, whether
a railroad employee, a college, a school or a
big corporation employee, will see his income
shrink if there is inflation.
3. Every widow living on money left by her
husband will see that income shrivel.
4. Every school teacher will have great diffi-
culty having her salary, move up when the value
of the dollar moves down.
5. Every civil servant, whether working for
city, state or federal government, will be in the
same boat as the teachers.
6. Every college endowment, every charity
or other enterprise with fixed invested capital
stands ready to have its investment evaporate
These groups are letting one solitary man,
Chester Bowles, fight their battle for them.
If they were wise, they'd make their own con-
gressmen do some fighting too.
Dramatist MacA rhur
cOL. JACK HARRIS, who was technician for
General MacArthur's radio broadcasts during
the war, is a genuine admirer of MacArthur's
military ability. He does not, however, wax quite
so enthusiastic over MacArthur as an actor.
Colonel Harris confessed to theatrical friends
in New York the other day that in almost every
broadcast MacArthur overplayed his part. Re-
sult usually was a "ham" performance. For
instance, wherever he got to the word "Fili-
pino" when facing the microphone, MacAr-
thur's voice choked up. He could turn the
chokes off and on, according to the setting.
However, when it came to the Japanese surren-
der, Colonel Harris is full of genuine admiration.
It almost seemed that MacArthur had picked his
own aides because of their height. They towered
above the small Japanese generals who came
aboard the U.S.S. Missouri. Also, MacArthur
was most informal, put on no folderol, handled
himself with easy dignity, giving the impression
of white supremacy.
"It was the most impressive thing I've ever
seen," Colonel Harris told friends. "Every
other time MacArthur had overplayed his part.
But this time he seemed to realize that the
scene was big enough to carry itself."
ERNIE PYLE and Heywood Brown were two
great reporters who championed the cause of
the under-dog. After they died two ships were
named for them. But those ships have not been
permitted to live up to the tradition of their
Last month, troop-carrier Ernie Pyle lay in
San Francisco harbor absolutely idle for three
weeks before sailing out for a new load of re-
turning G.I.'s. The lay-over was not made nec-
essary by repairs or any other unavoidable fac-
The case of the S.S. Heywood Broun was
worse. Arriving in Naples in September, Army
representatives came aboard to ask how many
men the ship could carry home. The steward,
who is the chief man to decide because he has
to feed them, estimated that he could carry 200
men by using only his present dining-room facili-
But by putting field kitchens in the hold and
letting men sleep anywhere, he estimated, he
could carry between 700 and 800.
After receiving this report, however, the
army gave the S.S. Heywood Brown exactly 38
soldiers to carry home.
NOTE-During the war, troops were necessar-
ily crammed and jammed aboard vessels. They
were even loaded aboard above live ammunition.
In at least two cases, ships carrying live ammuni-
tion exploded, with about 2,000 killed. Now, with
no ammunition, the War Department suddenly
has become solicitous about crowding men, even
into empty ships.
(Copyright, 1945, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
P ittter to thecErlor
Union Suits or Does It?
To the Editor:
REFERRING to 'On Second Thought' for
Thursday's paper, I might say:
There are also a good many of us who were
glad that the Detroit election turned outwasit did.
It seems to be a case of Union suits or Union
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1945
VOL. LVI, No. 9
To the Members of the Faculty-
College of Literature, Science, and the
Arts: There will be a special meeting
of the Faculty of the College of Lit-
erature, Science, and the Arts on
Monday, Nov. 12, at 4:10 p. m., to,
discuss proposed changes in the cur-'
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Hayward Keniston, Dean
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Special Book Sale to Faculty-For
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which have been declared excess
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Women Students on campus wish-
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of 1946: These students may be placed
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placement for the spring. Such stu-
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Policy in China
It is time Americans spoke a
very audible "Whoa" to their gov-
ernment on its course in China.
It is time the government took the
American people into its confidence
as to what it isdoing by military
intervention in China.It is far
past time to stop pretending there
is no military intervention.
-The Christian Science Monitor
the Office of the Dean of Women to
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of the fall semester, to assure them-
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Scholars, including a certain number
of War Service Scholars, in December,
1946. Prospective candidates from
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Robbins, 1021 Angell Hall.
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Student Football Admissions: Stu-
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H. O. Crisler,
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Mathematics: Topology, Steenrod,
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 4:30 p. in. 3201
Applied Mathematics and Special
Functions, Churchill, Tuesday, Nov.
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Valuation Theory, Ambrose, Tues-
day, Nov. 13, 4:30 p. m. 3201 Angell
Statistics, Craig, Monday, Nov. 12,
2:00-4:00 p. in., 3010 Angell Hall.
History of Mathematics, Jones,
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By action of the Board of Regents,
all male students in residence in this
College must elect Physical Educa-
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Veterans are permanently excused
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Students may be excused from tak-
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Hall at 12:15 this noon. The discus-
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Tryouts for the Soph Cabaret floor
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in the Michigan League. All sopho-
more women interested in choral work
and specialty acts, exclusive of danc-
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in Room 316 of the Michigan Union.
Two movies, "Michigan on the
March" and the "Minnesota-Michi-
gan Game," will be shown. A spe-
cial invitation is extended to all
The Congregational-Disciples Guild
will meet at 4:30 p. m. on Sunday,
Nov. 11, at the First Congregational
Church. Following a cost supper,
Roy Long from India will speak on
"Our World Ambassadors." The clos-
ing worship service will be led by
Ah! The stag at bay! Just as I had oN OHNSO
pictured it! Our dog rigidly pointed
for the kill!. . . Draw a bead, Howard!
It looks like
an iron deer.
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By Crockett Johnson
The modern dog! His senses dulled by
soft living!.... Luckily, his quarry seems
too contemptuous of him to be scared
off-Howard! Why don't you shoot? ...
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