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* ItOs A losing ittle

It's Rough All Over
W E'RE branching out.
We were standing in front of the Natural
Science Building when two veterans started talk-
ing about a girl in one of their classes.
"She's completely nuts, I tell you", one of them
"Yesterday she said to me, 'You veterans have
it pretty easy here. Why, almost everything is
done for you'.
"I told her that some veterans are confronted
by an adjustment problem," he said.
"You've got an adjustment problem," she ex-
claimed, "why, this is the first time, I've ever
been away from home!!!"
Which Is What Generation?
We've been doing a little research on juvenile
delinquency in its milder forms, but we hadn't
expected to talk about it this soon. The usual
combination of circumstances has driven us to
The first (or underlying cause as the aca-
demnicians would have it) was a recent conver-
sation in one of the local high school hangouts
which proved to this member of the same gener-
ation that he was born five, if not thirty years
too soon.
The second (or immediate cause as the his-
torians say is this item from the Soviet youth
newspaper, Komsomolskaya Pravda:
" . ..sometimes the dancers did not wait to
take off their overcoats, and also smoked cigar-
ettes while whirling about tightly-packed dance
The same article goes on to complain that
while 50 posters daily advertised dances in the
vicinity, not one announced lectures or literary
or musical evenings.
If we weren't busy trying to prove that the
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
Italy= Republc
or Monarchy?
ITALY'S harassed. King Victor Emanuel.packed
his bags and sailed for Egypt Thursday night,
putting an end to his own troubles but opening
the Italian version of Pandora's box just a little
bit wider. .
The king's steamboat excursion comes at a
strategic point in his country's political life.
A referendum to decide whether or not Italy
will continue to exist as a monarchy is set for
June 2, and the king's sudden departure, after
signing abdication papers nominating Crown
Prince Humbert as his successor, may be inter-
preted as a move to strengthen the Monar-
chists in the coming election.
Emanuel has been king of Italy for 46 years,
twenty of them sitting on a puppet throne with
Mussolini holding the strings. With the surrender
of Italy and the ignominious death of Il Duce,
Emanuel retained the name of king but went into
semi-retirement at his Naples villa.
GOVRNED NOW by a three-party coalition,
the Italian people will choose between
royalty and republic on June 2. Calling the king's
sudden move a royalist trick to save the tottering
monarchy and swing the elections to that party,
the Italian Communists have objected violently.
It would seem that they have a point. If elections
in Italy take the same rightist turn as in other
defeated Axis countries, we can have little hope
for any real sympathy with our aims in the
-Annette Shenker
Student Elections
THE TWO ELECTIONS which gave birth to
the Student Congress have presented it
with its first and most important problem.
Those elections demonstrated in a very nega-
tive way the need for properly supervised
and well-run elections.

As a result of a poorly supervised election
the Men's Judiciary Council had to conduct
a series of investigations of voting irregular-
ities. There would have been no opportunity
for any illegalities if the clerks and judges at
the polls had correctly instructed and proper-
ly supervised.
Unless students are assured that Congress-
men are their honestly elected representa-
tives, they will have little faith in the Student
Congress. To do this the Student Congress
must set up a well-organized, well-instructed
election committee to maintain fair elections.
-Stuart Finlayson
Jeish Appeal
'HE ANN ARBOR JEWISH community has set
a $25,000 goal in its current Allied Jewish
Appeal drive. Of this total, the student drive,
which is being directed by members of the B'nai
B'rith Hillel Foundation, aims to collect $4,500.
Relief demands at this time are numerous
and enormous. It is, sometimes difficult to de-
cide which drives most greatly merit contribu-
tions from funds which for most of us are limited.
The Allied Jewish Appeal, a distributive agency
for funds to several national and international
norniztions. is certainly one of the most worthy.

younger generation is busy being the younger
generation, we'd speculate about the aims of a
socialist Utopia and the possibility that one of
its first accomplishments would be the elimina-
tion of lectures, if not of literature and music of
the kind to be encounf ered on uLic eveni0-gsM
The iid Mlii Rwnm a'nt -
WE HAVE for sometime been attempting to
foist upon our reading public the idea that
advertising men would like to do nothing more
than captivate our fancy. If there's any truth
in this Lonced fab, -,ad men all over
Detroit should be happy today.
Success, as it sometimes comes to a few men,
came to them as recognition of mastery of the
attention-getting, if meaningless, title.
A new magazine gives us the opportunity to
be founder of a sheet which will feature in its
first issue, "Child Rampant On A Field Of
In case you find this insufficient informa-
tion, may we add the smaller type catch line,
"He came to buy Bourbon and sell a play, but
left minus a stripteaser."
For the time being we are willing to remain
non-founders, just admirers from afar.
Even The Sky Ain't Safe
YOU MIGHT have guessed it. The next men
from Mars will come your way by courtesy of
the advertisers - those cunning individuals
whose lives are aimed at making yours fuller and
We learn from one of the more profound pub-
licity experts that "advertisers will reach their
audience by means of huge electric light signs
in the sky, dirigibles will carry huge electric
running signs this summer."
Well, it'll give hope to those poor devils, float-
ing around at sea, when they gaze up and read,
"Shortshrift Sandwiches - A Tasty Delight".
(Items appearing in this. column are written
by members of the Daily editorial staff and pited
by the Editorial Director.)

i oe orols
WQGGF T QUE TTON-iviARKT an 1lhe hot andi
heavy debate on price control is whether rnot
ccntinued regulation %ill be the answer to a
demand for goods <t current prices) far above
the amount being produced. A Factory Manage-
ment and Maintenance survey and a statement
by Chester Bowles have some light to shed on
this issue.
The FMM poll of certain producers reports
1, tat "foul'"(Gut of fiveiespondejiC~lI its say price Ceoii -
trolis delay production," and that eighty six
per cent believe their production would increase
by 20 per cent or more if ceilings were lifted.
But Chester Bowles has another answer. In
a statement before the Senate Banking Com-
mittee last month, he declared that "pro-
uction of civiian goods is higher than evr
before in our history, and it is steadily going
up." Unsatisfied demand is to be explained, he
says, on the basis of dammed up puirchasing
nower which production, even on this scale,
has not yet had a chance to satisfy. More im-
portant, it is the result of producing basic in-
dustrial materials and equipment, which can-
not have an immediate effect upon the
consuming public.
ASSUMING that this is true, it is possible that
an even higher level of production would result if
controls were relaxed. A price rise of not more
than ten per cent was foreseen by nearly half
of the producers polled by FMM; and an ever
growing volume of goods on the market would
surely be worth this moderate increase in living
But current production does not necessarily
mean current selling. As Bowles points out,
with ceilings removed, consumers will rush to
buy away, in expectation of further price rises,
thereby increasing demand; at the same time,
and for the same reason, producers will decide
to hold on to their supply of goods. Meanwhile,
prices will be pushed upward, new wage in-
creases will be demanded to cover rising costs
of living, and inflation will be well on its way.
Apparently, it all depends on whether we
want to tie ourselves down to our present-record
level of production and sit tight while the supply
of goods is built up, or whether we want to
gamble on a speed-up measure that may well
prove disastrous.-Mary Brush.

oet (ep~ to (lie.6 (Itfor


All or Nothing
To The Editor:
About two weeks ago many of us listened to
radio addresses by the President of the United
States, by the Director of UNNRA, and by Ex-
President Hoover regarding famine relief of
Europe and Asia. Herbert Hoover is probably the
most capable man in the world today for directing
such a survey. He gave a clear picture of condi-
tions in many of the starving countries and he
finished his address with definite recommenda-
tions as to what should be done.
The record of the United States in this matter
is an indictment against this country. It shows
lack of foresight and lack of leadership.
The extent to which we should deprive our-
selves to feed starving Europe or Asia is a debat-
able question. This is especially true in consider-
ing our former enemies. What is not debatable
is the time when such a survey should be made.
The decision to make a survey of conditions
and the selection of personnel was good. Why was
not such a survey made last fall or winter? It
could have been initiated shortly after V-E Day
a year ago. A good estimate should have been
possible shortly after last year's harvest was
complete. In a democracy it is apparently neces-
sary for the people to read that thousands are
starving today. To be advised by experts that
they will starve a few months from now is not
enough to excite or even interest anyone.
I left Europe last September after having
been in Italy, France, and Germany. Anyone,
who has seen the conditions in those countries,
with thousands of displaced persons and dis-
charged prisoners-of-war wandering around,
knew what was going to happen this winter
and spring without any figures. It was common
knowledge in the Army of Occupation last fall.
I remember remarking that I would not have
to watch the people starve. But here in the
United States there was little publicity about
the matter until March. Only the last few weeks
has the campaign become intense. Supplies are
not delivered overseas in a matter of days or
a week. Normally it takes months.
A great deal of criticism has been heaped
upon the army, now that the shooting is over,
but the fact remains that the army took care of
the immediate situation pretty well. Compara-
tively few displaced persons or even prisoners-
of-war starved imediately after being uncovered
or captured. This was true even at the end of
the campaign, when the numbers of both cate-
gories were increasing by the hundreds of thqus-
ands. The responsible army officers had estimates
to take care of the immediate situation in most
On the "long range" problem some one fell
down. Any survey should be made in sufficient
time for a line of action to be determined in
advance of the crucial moment. We should ex-
pect our leaders to have sufficient foresight for
such action and we should have sufficient confi-
dence in advance estimates made by experts to

take action on them. We should be able to make
a decision one way or the other in advance.
If the decision is to actually try to feed the
starving countries, any proposal of voluntary
rationing is wishful thinking. It would not work
during the war, when the need was much more
real to the average person than the present need.
My personal opinion is that we should either go
to enforced rationing or else stop talking about
it and forget the whole affair'
W. F. Frey
* *
Incensed Marine
To The Editor:
RECENTLY, it has come to my attention and
that of other Marines of this V-12 Unit,
that there are certain Veterans on this campus,
mostly Army Air Corps pilots (undoubtedly some
holders of the Texas Canteen Campaign rib-
bon among them) who are of the notion that
the Marines in the Unit are "campus Comman-
dos." Nothing could be further from the truth,
and in order to bring the actual facts to light for
the public, I submit the following:
According to actual facts, the Marines of this
Unit have spent an average of two years overseas.
This duty was in the hell-holes of the South
Pacific, not in the luxurious appointments of a
fashionable cocktail lounge on the West Coast,
or the comparative luxury of the heated cabin
of a B-25. Ninety (90) per cent of the Marines of
the Unit have been overseas in World War II,
and approximately 85 per cent have at least three
years service in the Corps. In addition this De-
tachment is proud to say that among its ranks
are a holder of the Navy Cross, two men with
the Bronze Star (our C.O. has two), and numer-
ous amounts who have Letters of Commendation
and the Presidential Unit Citation. We wish to
point out here that decorations are not handed
out in the Marine Corps just for carrying out
routine duties. They were not giving out Bronze
Stars with "10-in-one" rations as has been at-
tributed to some other organizations we are
acquainted with. Fact number four: The average
Marine in this unit has been in two major battles.
These did not consist of some "flak," a few min-
utes on target, and then the journey home. It
meant days and weeks of fighting the toughest
foe in American history on the ground and in
The Unit here is composed of veterans of all
of the six famous Marine Divisions, former mem-
bers of sea-going Detachments, and some from
the various Marine Air Wings. We have never
sought fans on this campus or had a desire to
be recognized, but we are not going to let any fly-
boys give us the "business" without a protest,
especially when the criticism is coming from
characters who have never even been overseas
for the most part. So, in conclusion, I would
suggest that these Vets with the humourous
touch take a double-check before they start
-Cary MacDonald

WASllN~lON _Thrwee yeai~s ago
thlis mnth, tis] ~columilst, laboring
under the impriessiohn that it was the
obligadion cfnewspapers to expoe
gra fters, war profiteers and other
bamboozlers of the public, revealed
certain strange things that went on
in th ' ii ous "Red i lise onl
Sb oil ly thceafter, the hi ts ofu
that house, one John Monroe, sued
this columnist for $1,000.000 with a
side suit aguinst the Washington
Post for $350,000
Ti i tliai'es III)rogt, iagain:>, Moii-
roe at first might seemi unbelievable;
but he wxas one of the most unbeliev-
a ble, irresponsible lobbyists ever seen
i a city where lobbyists pounclie out
from the potted pams of every cock-
tail lounge and where, today, one
even ocupics a confidential office
next to the President.
Monroe had the gall to invite to his
Red House on R Street the then Sec-
retary of the Navy, Frank Knox; he
invited Senators and Congressmen,
Generals and Admirals. What's more.
he got away with it! They accepted
his invitations. He would put his feet
up on a ('hair in the home of Adm.
Ernest King, then top commander of
the Navy, order a scotch, pickup the
phone, and tell one of his cronies:
"I'm up at Admiral Kings house. I
just wanted to let you know I was
working on that contract. The Navy
thinks it'll be okay."
He got Congressman Compton
White of Idaho along to a meeting
with representatives of New York
butchers which turned out to be a
discussion of ways and means of
black marketeering in meat-a con-
dition of which was that the butchers
put up $100,000.
Generals. Admirals and Congress-
men flocked to his house despite the
fact that shortly before the war, as
this column pointed out, Monroe
paid an income tax of only $3. He had
been sued 22 times for debt, was
kicked out of West Point, advertised
a phoney oil deal in Louisiana which
lost money for a lot of poor suckers;
he tried to sell munitions to the
Greeks, Springfield rifles to the Do-
minicans, and poked his nose into
every war contract where he thought
he could rake-off a few hundred dol-
lars in commissions.
Much of the above was published
by this column-and later proved
when the $1,000,000 libel suit came
to trial. After two weeks of testi
mony, the jury required only 30 min
utes to decide Monroe was a phoney
It found for the defendant.
ig-Wigs Kept Corning
Even after that, however, Senator
and Congressmen continued t
dine at the Red House on R Street
and Monroe continued to enjoy th
hospitality of Admiral King's home
Not even the facts broughlt out i
the libel suit seemed to hurt thl
ebullient, irrepressible, unbelievabl
John Monroe.
Finally, however, the law caught ul
with him. Monroe was caught b
federal authorities for black mar
keting in textiles to the tune of sever
al hundred thousand dollars. A New
York judge gave him a fine of $100,
000 and two years in jail to think i
Small Business Protector
One of the most hopeful guardian
of small business and the public jus
before the war was the Justice De
partment's hard-hitting Anti-Trus
Division. Time after time it expose
cooperation between U.S. big busines
and cartels in Germany or Japar
which were delaying the America
ar'ms program.
It was the Anti-Trust Divisio
which revealed that Standard Oi
of New Jersey was in cahoots witl
Hitler's I.G. Farben to keep synthet
ic rubber patents away from the U.S
rubber industry, thus delaying ou
synthetic rubber program.

It was the Anti-Trust Divisior
which showed up Andy Mellon'
Aluminum Corporation of America
and its deal with I. G. Farben to limi
magnesium-a product essential t
airplane manufacture.
It was the Anti-Trust Divisio
which exposed a combine of Ameri
can electric companies and, thei
cooperation with foreign cartels.
With the end of the war, Presi
dent Truman. and Attorney Genera
Tom Clark were determined that th
Anti-Trust Division be more aler
than ever.
However they reckoned withou
pudgy, psalm-singing Congressman
Louis Rabaut of Detroit, Chairmar
of the Sub-Committee on Justice De
partment appropriations. Louis an(
his committee whittlers got out thei
penknives and proceeded to Whittl(
the Anti-Trust Division down to
point lower than during the war.
If the appropriation stands as i
the Anti-Trust probers, instead o
taking on new men, will have tc
scuttle part of their staff.
(Copyright, 1946, Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

Publication in the Daily Official Bil-
leti is, costrcitiv noticle to all mem- 1
bers of the University. Notices for the
Bulletin should be sent in typewritten
form to the Assistant to the President,a
1021 Angell Hall, by 3:30 p.m. on the day R
preceding pubilit mion (11:001 33n. Sat-
,.'CI lJiAI% MAY 11, 146
VOL. LV, No. 137 i
N otices I
Gratiate faculty ieeting will beb
hld on Monday, May 13. at 4:10 p.m,
in the Packhom Amphitheaer Mem-
bers s h(m(d came pa red to make
nominiat ions .fsec- Y )OL'vni'I a 011 1i'
Execuive H, oai0.
Women Studen s: In compliance
with the national need to conserve
electricity, women students are urgedc
to turn off all lights not actually inu
use in their rooms. Now is the timeb
to redouble normal efforts in econo-
my because of the coal situation. F
Each woman student is notified
that the University expects her toa
vacate her place of residence it theE
end of tle spring trin within twen-F
ty-four hours after her last examina-
tion. Graduating seniors may remain
until the cay after Commencement.1
This applies to all places of residence.
Arrangements for the Victory Re-
union necessitate compliance with1
this regulation.t
All women students, except those
who have dormitory applications on
file, are reminded to complete their<
shousing arrangements for the fall1
semester of 1946 immediately. Be-
cause of the acute housing shortage,
any who have not already applied to
the Office of the Dean of Women for
supplementary housing must do so
at once, if they wish a place to live.
-Office of the Dean of Women 1
Willow Village Program for veter-
ans and their wives:
Saturday, May 11: Dancing Clas-
ses: Beginners, couples, 7, p.m.; Ad-
vanced, couples, 8 p.nm., Auditorium,
West Lodge.
Sunday, May 12: Classical Music,
(records) . 3 p.m., Office.
- _
e Lectures
University Lecture: Dr. George W.
Beadle, Professor of Biology, Stan-
ford University, will lecture on the
subject, "Genes and the Chemistry of
Life," at 4:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 14,
in the Rackham Amphitheater; aus-
s pices of the Departments of Biolo-
o gical Chemistry and Zoology. The
public is invited.
Alexander Ziwet Lecture in Math-'
ematics: The fourth lecture in the
. ematics: The third lecture in the
series on Mathematical Theory of
e Gas Flow, Flames and Detonation
Waves by Professor Kurt Friedrichs
P of New York University will be given
y Monday at 3:00 in 3011 Angell Hall
- All interested are invited to attend.
- Academic Notices
t Doctoral Examination for John
Raymond Dice, Chemistry; thesis:
"Derivatives of 4-Methyl-1, 2, 3, 4-
S Tetrahydrophenanthrene," Monday,
May 13, at 2:00 p.m. in Room 300,
s Chemistry Building. Chairman, W. E
t Bachmann.
t Discussion Series on Current Prob-
d --- - :.....-_--- ------ -
n Atom in the Suburbs
n BEFORE we estimate the future of
the suburban mind, let us glance
n at some prophecies regarding the
l permanence of the suburb itself as a
h population unit.
What of Professor William F. Og-
. burn's suggestion that our cities be
r broken into small outlying units to
escape the menace of the atomic
n' bomb? For two good reasons that sug-
s gestion is not likely to be taken seri-
a ously. For one thing the country as a

t whole seems far from ready to do
o much.about the atomic menace; and,
for another, even if it did, we can
n hardly imagine undertaking a pre-
- ventive measure so drastic as the
r decentralization of the major and
directive portion of our population.
- Our nation is constructed upon the
l principle of centralization and there
e is every reason to expect that it will
'tcontinue to operate for a long time
ahead on that principle.
t I -Harper's

ems in Tropical Disease Control,
1:00 a.m. today in Room 2009 School
f Public Health. Water Purification
Lnd Amebiasis. Discussion led by Dr.
P. J Porter and Dr. G. M. Ridenour.
Doctoral Preliminary Examninations
f Education: Anyone desiring to
'ke the Doctoral Preliminary Exam-
nations in Education, which will be
held on June 6, 7, and 8, should
notify tile office of Dr. Clifford
Woody, 4000 University ligh School,
before May 15.
Student Recital: Virginia Solomon,
violinist, will present a recital at 8:30
Sunday evening, May 12, in Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre. It will include
compositions by Bach, Tartini, Sibeli-
us, Dohnanyi, and deFalla, and will
be open to the public without charge.
Miss Solomon is a pupil of Gilbert
Student Recital: Beverly Solorow,
a student of piano under Joseph
Brinkman, will present a program in
partial fulfillment of the require-
inents for the degree, of Bachelor of
Music, at 8:30 Tuesday evening, May
14, in Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.
The program will include composi-
tions by Weber, Schumann, Chopin,
Ravel, and three piano pieces written
by Miss Solorow. The public is cor-
dially invited.
The University of Michigan Con-
cert Band under the direction of
William D. Revelli, conductor, will
give its annual spring concert at 8:30,
Thursday evening, May 16, in Hill
Auditorium. The program will in-
clude compositions by Prokofieff,
Cherubini, Wagner, Smith, Rach-
maninoff, DeNardis, Gomez, Paga-
nini, Gershwin, Benjamin, and Dvor-
ak. Joseph Skryanski, trombonist,
will appear as soloist. The public is
cordially invited.
The 23rd Annual Exhibition for
Artists of Ann Arbor and Vicinity,
presented by the Ann Arbor Art As-
sociation. The Rackham Galleries,
daily except Sundays, through May
23; afternoons 2-5, evenings 7-10.
The public is cordially invited.
Events Today
The School of Business Administra-
tion will hold its Sixteenth Annual
Alumni Conference today. The gen-
eral session held at 2:30 p.m., in the
Rackham Lecture Hall is open to the
campus and public.
Frank W. Ketter, Chief, Division
of Investment and Economic Devel-
opment, Departiment of State, will
speak on the topic, "Restoring Multi-
lateral Trade."
Sumner H. Slichter, Lamont Uni-
versity Professor, Harvard University,
Graduate School of Business Admin-
istration, will discuss, "The Industrial
Relations Outlook."
This session is open, and all stu-
dents and faculty members interested
are welcome.
Coming Events
The local chapter of the Society
of the Sigma Xi will hold its annual
initiation of new members on Tues-
day, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the
Natural Science Auditorium.
After the ceremony, Dr. Carey Cro-
neis, President of Beloit College, will
give an address on "One Billion
Years of Conflict."
Dr. Croneis is a prominent geolo-
gist and paleontologist in his own
Refreshments will be served after
the address in Rum. 1023, Natural Sci-
ence Building. Members and initiates
may bring guests.

International Center: The Puerto
Ricans, their friends, and all inter-
ested American students are cordial-
ly invited to attend the "Puerto
Rican Night," Sunday, May 12. The
program will begin in Rooms 316-
320 of the Michigan Union promptly
at 7:30. Prof. Dow Baxter of the For-
est Pathology Dept., will illustrate his
lecture with movies taken in Puerto
Rico during his last visit to that
country. The program will be con-
cluded with refreshments and a
Sing in the Center.

'GNJManaging Editor
Fifty-Sixth Year
Edited and managed by students of the University of Michigan under the
authority of the Board in control of Student Publications.
Editorial Staff

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He's an Invisible Leprechaun.
Which means his affidavit is
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