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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

TUESDAY,

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Fifty-Sixth Year

IT SO HAPPENS...
* Current History, Natural and Lnia ural

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DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

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Michigan under the authority of the Board in Control
of Student Publications.
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Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
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and represent the views of the writers only.
Veterans' Loans
ATTORNEY GENERAL TOM CLARK'S warn-
ing of "frauds on veterans" by loan sharks
directs our attention to the often-misunderstood
loan provisions of the GI Bill of Rights. The GI
Bill, with its remarkably generous provisions for
veterans who want to go to school, -pays scant
hed to those who want to borrow money but
lack a sound risk basis for doing so. Unable to
secure loans through legitimate channels, many
veterans have turned to usurious money lenders,
if we judge correctly the Attorney General's
statement.
While a justice department invesigation of
high-interest loans is certainly to be com-
mended, the root of the trouble is more diffi-
cult to dig out. The real difficulty may stem
from a general misconception on the part of
veterans that a provision of the GI Bill en-
titles them to a loan. This is not the case. Yet
a great many veterans plan on a loan in map-
ping out their future. When, in- applying for a
loan, veterans find banks and the Veterans
Administratiqn very tough-cInded about ex-
tending aid, loans at high interest seem the
only alternative to completely forgetting their
ambitions.
A clarification of the government's function
in GI loans seems to be in order. Veterans
should realize that the matter of borrowing mo-
ney is entirely one of private negotiations be-
tween veteran and lender. The government's chief
concern in the transaction is to make sure the
veteran has enough honorable service to qualify
for a loan. If the veteran can convince the bank-
er he is a deserving case, the government will
become a co-maker on the loan to the maxinum
extent of $4,000 and will pay the first year's in-
terest on the guaranteed portion of the loan.
Perhaps a general realization of the govern-
ment's limited role in loan-making will temper
the ambition of veterans who lack the financial
background to obtain a loan through dependable
banks. This seems to be a better plan than taking
on a load of debt which may be a permanent
handicap.
-Paul iarsha
Atom E jwation
WILL YOU HAVE A FUTURE? Ah, yes, the
lecturers in the marriage relations series

will say, you have a future-if you build it on a
firm foundation.
Will we have a FUTU R4? In answering this
same question, Leland Stowe, noted author and
war correspondent, showed us that unless we
become aware of the consequences of the atomic
bomb and act to outlaw its use immediately, ex-
termination of the human race within five to
,'5 years is certain.
What good then will courses in marriage re-
lations, -in the propagation of future genera-
tions as atom-bomb fodder, be, if we are not
educated to the importance of 'the atom?
Early this fall, suggestions, rcquests, finally
pleas, were made to the University adnminis-
tration, for a series of instructional lectures
on atomic energy and the bomb. What has hap-
pened to these nimerous requests is no matter
of conjecture. What will happen to this urgent
geed for education about the bomb, should not
hr a - bf44 or.dh.1x

YOU learn a lot in a newspaper job.
For instance:
"All striped bass in the Pacific coastal waters
of this country trace their ancestry to a total of
435 Atlantic coast fish released in San Francisco
Bay in 1879 and 1882."
Marimnony I2?consider'ed ...
C HEAP KITCHEN CYNICS had better re-
vise their cool insolence anent marriage in
general. Sitting in a history lecture the other
day wve noted the absence of a veteran friend
of ours-but in his seat was the faithful spouse.
Outside the sun was shining, the air was warm,
and in our mind's eye was the tee of the 17th
hole. Think it over.
** , ~ ,
point ,your Own Mtrat...
11WO "itinerant" women seemingly found the
Law School attractive last week-so attrac-
tive that they decided to rest along their jour-
ney in the basement corridor between the Li-
brary and Hutchins Hall.
At 9 a.m. one morning a building attorney tug-
ged at one of the law professor's coat sleeves in-
forming him that there "are a couple of women
asleep out there."
The law professor went down and looked.
The two women, their traveling packs on the
floor, were peacefully asleep on a couple of
benches.
What could he do? (Equity classes will hear
of this, he thought.)
They weren't causing any trouble. There's no
rule again.st anyone sleeping in the Law School.
It's a time-honored practice.
At noon, the law professor braced himself. This
sort of thing ought not to continue in Law
School.
He awakened one of the women who assured

him in very genteel terms that they would be on
their way in a short time.
At 4 p.m., the women were still sleeping in the
Law School.
At 4:15 they were gone.
We don't think it means anything.
Re Compounded Indignity . ..
WE are in complete agreement with James
Land, who wrote a Letter to the Editor re-
cently complaining of lack of courtesy in cer-
tain University offices.
Add to his remarks the following: men and
women students, whether they be 18-year old
freshmen or 25-year old veterans, are invariably
denoted as "boys and girls."
The secretary of a University administra-
tor particularly needles us. You have to get by
her before you can see him. She picks up the
phone and announces you as follows: "Dr.
there's a BOY here to see you."
Come, come, Mis s. You may have a
couple of years on us, but we do wear long
pants.
M onlight O tThe Whwigpoo ..,
WE don't know this guy, but we wish we did.
A former student here, he now spends his
substance in various parts of the Pacific aboard
an LST. Not altogether overwhelmed by work, he
finds time to run off a little personal newsheet
which has laboriously worked its way into our
hands.
From the "Haba-Haba Herald and Observer"
we have gleaned the following information:
"There are at least six Grade A night clubs on
the banks of the Whangpoo."
"You can escape from a Chinese parade with
only minor contusions."
(All items appearing in this column are written by
members of The Daily staff and edited by the Editorial
Director.)

I'D RATHER BE RIGHT:
TheFacts. of Price Conto

By SAMUEL GRAFTON
WE have had earnest warnings that if Congress
fails to renew price control (or if it renews
it with crippling amendments) we shall all suf-
fer because we shall have to pay more for food,
clothes, rent. That is true enough; yet the fact
that we might have to pay 35 cents for an ice-
cream soda, or $20 for a hat, is only one aspect of
inflation. The truth is that Congress is playing
with more than one fire; let us look at some of
the other potential blazes.
One effect of Congressional dawdling on
price control, already observable, is that we
cannot fulfill our commitments for foreign re-
lief. It has just been reported that our major
meat packers have been able to buy fewer ani-
mals than at any time in a generation, since
the strike ended. We cannot set aside lard for
export if hogs don't come to market; and we
cannot set aside grain for famine relief if far-
mers keep it to feed animals which they are
holding off the market in the expectation that
price control will go bust. a
The administration is reported to have set
May 1st as the deadline for Congressional re-
newal of the price control act; but even that
means we shall be unable to fill our quotas for
wheat exports during the next six weeks (the
most critical period, tag end of winter); primary
producers will wait until it is certain that price
control will be renewed before they will sell free-
ly; and it is as true as true can be that each day
of delay on renewing price control means an
avoidable additional day of starvation some-
where in the world.
"ECOND, we are in sonic danger of losing the
export markets to which we look forward, in
part, for our postwar prosperity. Mr. Bernard
Baruch warned us solemnly, in his recent re-
issue of his famous First . World War report,
"American Industry in the War," that a postwar
price rise, sufficient to make it hard for other
countries to buy our goods, constitutes a major
postwar economic dan'ger, and could cost us
markets forever. But our Congressmen, who so
often flop on their faces before mention of the
great name of Baruch in other connections, af-
fect not to hear him at all in this field.
It should be noted that there Is no price
control issue in other countries, such as Cana-
da and Britain, which look forward seriously
to export trade; and in Canada, at least, offi-
cials have the engaging habit of boarding up a
shop or store which violates price ceilings, ani
ordering the sheriff to sell it out.
THIRD, Congressional bungling of the price is-
sue may provoke a domestic crisis of confi-
dence, such as that of 1932, which put the Repub-
lican party out of power. One would not recom-
mend that the Republicans depend too heavily
on a "swing of the pendulum," such as might
cause the pullic, agitated by inflation, to turn
toward them and against the Democrats; a third-
party movement would be much more likely, or,
at the least, a vast increase in strikes and in in-
dependent political activity. The left has had no
very demanding domestic program these last few
years; inflation would give it one; and the effect

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would be, not to reverse the trend which began in,
1932, but to renew it. Conservative opinion would
have about as much chance for success in an
inflation-ridden America as it has today in in-
flation-ridden Paris and Bucharest. Inflation
here means an end to conciliation, and the sharp-
est possible tightening of the right-left cleavage.
These are sober facts of life, worth the consid-
eration of the boys who are playing with fire;
and worth the consideration, also of some well-
meaning commentators who are warning. us in-
adequately that eggs might go up ten or twenty
cents if price control is botched. But a price rise
is only one of the effects of inflation; the trouble
is not only that eggs cost more, but that the very
nature of the world in which men try to buy
and sell eggs undergoes a sudden and irresistible
malformation.
(Copyright, 1946, N. Y. Post Syndicate)
Famine Is Now
THE fact that British occupation officials are
preparing to use military force to halt hung-
er riots in their zone shows the necessity of. im-
mediate aid for the starving people of Europe.
Military force may succeed in temporarily
quelling the disturbances, but the underlying
cause is one which cannot be ignored: it is the
desire of human beings for survival.
According to Chester C. Davis, chairman of
President Truman's Famine Emergency Com-
mittee, in some countries of Europe, the aver-
age amount of food available per person is
down to one thousand calories a day. That
means a total daily ration of all kinds of food
equal to ten slices of bread. It is less than one
third the average food consumption in this
country today. (About 1,550 calories per day is
regarded as the minimum for the maintenance
of health.)
BRITISH AUTHORITIES in Germany are con-
sidering cutting rations to the starvation le-
vel of 750 calories-about the amount provided
by the Germans to the inmates of Belsen concen-
tration camp.
Herbert H. Lehman, retiring director of
UNRRA has said that the next harvest will not
end the emergency and has advocated a return
to food rationing in this country.
A great deal has been said about education
of the conquered peoples and the fostering of
democratic ideals. Hut democracy does not
flourish on empty stomachs. The future peace
of the world depends just as surely on feeding
the hungry people of the world, as it does on
the functioning of the UNO, the control of the
atomic bomb, or any proposed disarmament
plan.
Elementary human feeling should make us
want to act immediately. If voluntary conser-
vation of food will not provide enough food
quickly, rationing should be restored. Every day
which passes without action allows starvation
and disease to gain a stronger foothold.
-Shirley Frank

Double Trouible . ..
To The Editor:
I regret that this letter must be
written concerning two unpleasant
subjects, but necessity seems to war-
rant it. The first matter is this. An
article appeared on your editorial
page of today's Daily <March 23)
signed by Louis R. Williams. I hap-
pen to know that this article was
written by Sidney M. Rogers, who,
being unwilling to sign his own namet
to it, signed mine. I want to make itt
quite clear that if any further com-t
ment is to be made about that letter,
you will use the name Sidney M.
Rogers, the real author of it.
The second matter concerns thee
distribution of The Dailys in the Eastc
Quadrangle. One of two conditionst
is prevailing. Either you are delib-
erately not sending enough papers tot
the Quad, to fill all subscriptions, orc
they are giving out papers here at1
the East Quadrangle to people whot
do not have subscriptions. I suggest
that you look into the matter, ande
take steps to correct it. Every day
there are some of us who have paid<
our. subscriptions, who -do not receivet
the Daily.
-Lewis R. Williams, Jr.;
(editor's Note: 1) Item one is a matter
for settlement between Mr. Williams
and Mr. Rogers, 2) Item two is being1
taken up with the East Quad distribu-1
tors.)
In ApprCCiation ...
To The Editor:
"The Veteran's Organization, on
behalf of all veteran students at-
tending the University, wishes to
express our appreciation and thanks
for the untiring, able and sus-
tained efforts of the University ad-
ministration in our behalf.
"We feel that the far sighted
planning that has so successfully
coped with unprecedented problems
of enrollment, housing and conges-
tion will continue to succeed. We
veteran students wish to further
commend the University heads on
thei' national leadership of Ameri-
can universities in the field of post-
war education."
Samuel B. Bass
Corresponding Secretary
Veteran's Organization
Sociul Plutner . ..
To The Editor:
Havingenjoyed the fine hospitality
of several open houses and dances.
this last weekend, I have a serious
criticism to make of the conduct of
the University of Michigan men at
these social affairs. It is this: the
men are reluctant to tag in on the
girls, to request the pleasure of a
dance. Instead they stand around
in a ring round the outside and just
look on.
Now there would be a lot more fun
for all boys and girls concerned if
they would tag in and keep a dance
moving fast. This plan would make
it possible for many boys to meet
many girls, and more fine friendships
would develop.
I noticed in The Detroit Free
Press an account of a poll in which
University of Michigan women stu-
dents were in favor of more dances
in which the girls could tag the
boys. I am quite in favor of this.
Every open house should be organ-
ized so that girls would have the
privilege of asking whatever boys
they wish for a dance, for no other
reason than to contribute more to
the success of the affair.
In conclusion, I wish to express my
appreciation for the hospitality
shown by various organizations and
to ask that the students of the Uni-
versity of Michigan express them-
selves on this subject.
Yours for a more social and friend-
ly yet studious campus,
David W. Edmunds
Merry-o-Round

By D)REW PEARSON
r HE State Department isn't saying
anything about it, but one im-
portant factor in the Spanish situa-
tion is the subsidizing of a new Fas-
cist underground in Italy.
What happened was that just be-
fore Mussolini was captured, many
leading Italian Fascists fled to Spain
and got protection from Franco.
Along with them went large amounts
of "flight capital." Among the re-
fugees was the family of Mussolini's
mistress, Claretta Petacci, which es-
caped to Barcelona by airplane just
about the time of Mussolini's execu-
tion.
This unofficial "Mussolini Mission"
in Spain has greater funds and more
prestige than the Italian Embassy.
They are now working with Franco
interests to start a new Fascist Un-
derground in Italy.
(Copyright, 1946, Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

Publication in the Daily Official 1ul-4
Letn is constructive notice to all mi-v
bers of the University. Notices for the
Bulletin should be sent in typewritten
form to the Assistant to the President,1
1021 Angell Hall, by 3:30 p. m. on the day 1
preceding publication (11:00 a. m. Sat-u
urdays).-
TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 1946 c
VOL. LVI No. 97e
Noticest
Certificates of Eligibility for the2
Spring Term should be secured from2
the Office of the Dean of Students
before April 1.
College of Literature, Science and4
the Arts, Schools of Education, For-I
estry, Music and Public Health. Stu-
dents who received marks I or X atp
the close of their last semester or
summer session of attendance will
receive a grade of E in the course or
courses unless this work is made upa
by April 4. Students wishing an ex-r
tension of time beyond this date inP
order to make up this work should file1
a petition addressed to the appropri-
ate official in their school with Room
4, University Hall, where it will be
transmitted.c
Students. College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts:
Applications for scholarships should
be made before April 1. Application
forms may be obtained at 1220 Angell
Hall and should be filed at that office.
Each sorority, dormitory, and
Igeaue house must turn into the Ju-
diciary Box in the Undergraduate
Office of the League by Friday
March 29, the name of their house
president for the spring semester.
All Women Orientation Advisors
for Spring 1946 orientation week can
receive meal reimbursement money
at Miss McCormick's office in the
League.
LaVerne Noyes Scholarships: Pres-
ent holders of these scholarships who
wish to be considered for the year
1946-47 should present applications
for renewal to F. E. Robbins, Assis-
tant to the President, 1021 Angell
Hall, before the end of the term.
Emma M. and Florence L. Abbott
Scholarships, Eugene G. Fassett
Scholarships: For terms of eligibility,
see the Bulletin on Scholarships, Fel-
lowships. Prizes, and Loan Funds.
Applications for the year 1946-47
should be made to the dean or direc-
tor of the college or school in which
the applicant is enrolled. Final date
for accepting applications is April 1.
Detroit Armenian Women's Club
Award: The Detroit Armenian Wom-
en's Club is making available, for
1946-47, two $100 scholarships for
young men and women of Armenian
parentage from the metropolitan dis-
trict of Detroit. For further details
consult Dr. Frank E. Robbins at 1021
Angell Hall.
NROTC PELORUS:
The University War Historians
needs the following issues of the
NROTC PELORUS to complete the
file: Vol. I, No. 4; Vol. II, No. 2; and
Vol. III, No. 3.
Will anyone who is willing to con-
tribute any of these numbers please
call University extension 420.
Lectures
University Lecture: Professor
Abraham White, Yale University, will
lecture on the subject, "Relationship
of the Endocrine Glands to Natural
Resistance," at 4:15 p.m. today in the
Rackham Amphitheater; auspices of
the Department of Biological Chem-
istry. The public is invited.
University Lecture: Dr. Gregor
Wentzel, Professor of Physics at the
University of Zurich, Switzerland,
will lecture on "The Theory of the
Meson" at 8:00 p.m. tonight in the
Kellogg Auditorium, under the aus-

pices of the Department of Physics.
The public is invited.
Marriage Relations Lecture Course:
Tickets for the Course may be pur-
chased by Senior and Graduate Stu-
dents, Veterans and the wives of
Veterans, Monday and Tuesday,
11:00-12:00 a.m.: 3:00-5:00 p.m. and
7:00-8:00 p.m.; men students at the
Michigan Union; Women students
at the Michigan League. Identifi-
cation must be prescltcd at time of
purchase.
French Lecture: Dr. Alphonse
Favreau, of the Romance Language
Department, will offer the fourth
French lecture on the series spon-
sored by the Cercle Francais, today
at 4:10 p.m. in Room D, Alumni Me-
morial Hall. The title of his lecture
is: "Les vins de France."
A cademic Notices
Language Examination for c audi-
date for the degree of Master of Arts
in History will be given Friday,
March 29, at 4:00 p.m., in Room B,
Haven Hall. Students desiring to
take this examination must sign up
for it at the History Department of-
flce, 119 Haven Hall.

4:00 p.m., in Room C, Haven Hall.
When the student appears to make
ip the examination, he must have a
note from his instructor which gives
him permission to take this make-
up examination. Students who have
such examinations to make-up must
contact their instructors sufficiently
early so that the instructor may have
time to draw up the examination.
Physics 25 make-up final exaina-
tion will be given Thursday, March
28. beginning at 3:00 p.m. in Room
202, West Physics.
Seminar in physical chemistry will
meet on Thursday, March 28 in Room
410 Chemistry Building at 4:15 p.m.
Professor L. S. Ramsdell will speak
on "Structural Relationships between
Modifications of Silicon Carbide." All
interested are invited.
Seminar in Applied Mathematics
and Special Functions meets today at
3 p.m. in 312 West Engineering Bldg.
Mr. D. L. Falkoff continues on "Con-
formal Mapping and Invariance of
Impedance Transformations."e
Remedial Reading: A non-credit
course in the improvement of reading
is again being offered this semester.
The first meeting of the class will be
on Thursday. March 28, at 4:00 p.m.,
in Room 4009 University High School.
Interested students are invited to this
first meeting.
Concerts
Alec Templeton, distinguished
pianist, will be heard in a special
concert under the auspices of the
University Musical Society, Friday
evening, March 29, at 8:30, in Hill
Auditorium. The program will con-
sist of classical and satirical num-
bers.
A very limited number of tickets
are available at the offices of the
Society in Burton Memorial Tower.
Guest Faculty Recital: Robert
Maas, cellist, will be heard in the sec-
ond program of compositions for cello
at 4:15 this afternoon, in the Assem-
bly Hall of the Rackham Building,
when he will play Suite No. 2 in D
minor, Suite No. 3 in C major and
Suite No. 6 in D major by J. S. Bach.
Mr. Maas appears through .the court-
esy of the Elizabeth Sprague Cool-
idge Foundation in the Library of
Congress. The recital is open to Uni-
versity students and faculty members.
Organ Recital: The first in a series
of five organ recitals will be pre-
sented at 8:30Thursday evening,
March 28, by Marilyn Mason, a stu-
dent of Palmer Christian. Given in
partial fulfillment of the require-
ments for the degree of Bachelor of
Music, Miss Mason's program will
include compositions by Bach, Reger,
DeLamarter, James and Sowerby.
The public is invited.
Exhibitions
Paintings by Eduardo Salgado of
current American Life. Daily from
2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the mezza-
nine galleries of Rackham until April
10.
Michigan Historical Collections:
"Early Ann Arbor." 160 Rackham.
Open daily 8-12, 1:30-4:30, Saturdays
8-12.
Events Today
Senior Class, School of Education:
An organizational meeting is planned
for today at 4:15 p.m., in Room 2436
University Eelementary School.
Dr. Donald G. Marquis will speak
on Psychology and the War, tonight
at 8:00 in the Natural Science Audi-
torium. A short organizational meet-
ing will follow the discussion for those
members interested in joining the
Journal Review Committee, the Re-
search Projects Committee, or the
Applied Psychology Committee.
The meeting is open to'all students
interested in psychology.

League House Presidents: There
will be a House President's meeting
today at the League at 5:00. See
bulletin board for room
Michigan Youth for Dfemocratio
Action will hold a cultural meeting on
Spain today at 7':30 in the Union. A
movie, "The Heart of Spain," will be
shown. Everyone interested is in-
vited.
The Christian Science Orgniza-
tion will hold its regular Tuesday
evening meeting tonight at 8:15 in
the Chapel of the Michigan League.
The Polonia Club will meet tonight
at 7:30 in the International Center.
The question of folk dancing class-
es will be discussed and final plans for
the picnic will be made.
The Tuesday Afternoon Play Read-
ing Section of the Faculty Women's
Club will meet today at the Michi-
igan League. Dessert at 1:15 p.m in
the Russian Tea Room. Reading at
2:00 p.m. in the Mary B. Henderson
Room.
C mint Events

BARNABY

You don't own a magic lantern? Why didn't
you say so? .mm .. . This poses a problem.
low can I lecture avulhoritatively if I am

We'll dispense with graphic
presentations. Er, you will
pose as Exhibit A, Gridley.

B
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ution after all.

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