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Belgian Wheat for French Wine


,at,4 t ' te rd tL4

WASHINGTON.-A meeting of the combined
food board was in session. This is the board
op which sit the representatives of foreign coun-
tries to decide how much famine relief grain
shall be sent to each country.
Belgium had just been granted an additional
allocation of 160,000 tons of wheat, presumably,
to feed its starving children.
However, toward the end of the meeting,
the French delegate leaned over and said some-
thing to the Belgian delegate. He talked in a
low voice in French. What he proposed was a
swap whereby Belgium traded her 160,000 tons
of wheat with France in exchange for French
The Belgian delegate agreed. So now the
children of Belgium will not get the 160,000 tons
of wheat-unless the gentlemen involved get
worried over this column and change their
They will also, of course, deny this story.
But the French and Belgian delegates made one
one mistake. They did not know that an Ameri-
can member of the combined food board seated
beside them understood French.
THE BUDGET BUREAU has written a secret
report on housing for veterans which is so
hot, it sizzles. It shows that despite all the fine
pronouncements about homes instead of fox-
holes, certain government agencies have per-
mitted scarce building materials to go to race
tracks, country clubs and non-essential commer-
cial construction, while veterans are left in the
The report points a finger squarely at the
Civilian Production Administration (John Small
administrator) as the guilty agency.
Since the budget bureau operates directly
under President Truman and is responsible
to him personally, its findings are in the na-
ture of a presidential rebuke.
Wilson Wyatt, national housing adminis-
trator, also is up in arms over the allocation of
building materials to commercial construction,
rather than veterans. He has taken the matter
up both with President Truman and CPA Admin-
istrator Small.
Here are some of the most glaring things he
complains about:
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

1. New race track built near Asbury Park,
N.J., using hard-to-get construction workers plus
scarce lumber and steel.
2. In first five months of 1946 more non-
essential, non-housing construction was OK'd
by CPA than ever was contemplated for the en-
tire year. Local CPA construction boards, com-
posed of building trades people, are largely
3. Building materials have now been bought
up by commercial builders, so that veterans
housing is set back for about nine months.
4. News leaks "to the trade" permitted the
trade to get ahead of government regulations.
Last March, just before the housing order was
issued, private builders were tipped off in ad-
vance and hurriedly stuck pieces of steel into
the ground all over the country. These were
then classified as "integral parts of construc-
tion" and on the theory that a building had
been started, its completion was OK'd.
Meanwhile, the boys from fox-holes who were
looking forward to homes of their own, have to
pound the pavements looking for apartments or
else double-up with mothers-in-law.
H ERE IS HOW the caste system operates at
the Army base on Governor's Island, N.Y.
Gen. Courtney Hodges' 1st Army is now trans-
ferring to Governor's Island, so an order was
issued in advance that younger officers must
vacate their quarters in favor of incoming colo-
nels. It makes no difference how many children
the younger officers have, they must vacate in
deference to the colonels, whose children usually
are grown and away.. . paragraph 2 of the or-
der states that other quarters will be found for
younger officers, but paragraph 2 was revoked
orally immediately it was issued.
Foreign Minister Bevin confided to British Do-
minion foreign ministers at a recent empire
meeting that Secretary of State Byrnes was too
changeable. "We never know what policy Byrnes
is going to adopt," Bevin complained .. . Bevin,
however, is now reported veering over toward
closer friendship with Russia.
Walter Dillingham, long a power behind the
throne in Hawaii, is out to depose able Gover-
nor Ingram M. Stainback. Dillingham is Repub-
lican. Mrs. Stainback, a Missourian, sits like a
tigress against anyone who breathes one word of
criticism against her idol-Harry Truman.
Commerce held its annual dinner the topic
was foreign trade and the principal speaker, U.S.
Senator Owen Brewster of Maine.
However, before the Maine Republican laid
aside his napkin and warmed to his subject one

Crack-Down on Ku Klux Klan

distinguished guest nearly walked out on him.
It was the irate Spanish consul who learned
that the flag of the Franco government was
not among the many foreign banners in the
banquet hall. Instead, the colors of the for-
mer Spanish Republic were prominently dis-
played, having been supplied by Rotary In-
ternational for th dinner.
The Franco representative almost blew his
top when he staw the Republican flag, but after
much huddled whispering, finally consented to
remain at the dinner. He was a most unhappy
individual the rest of the evening.
fired his ambassador to the United States
last week. but Secretary Byrnes intervened and
saved him. The American ambassador to Iran,
George V. Allen, called on the Prime Minister at
Byrnes' request and asked that Ambassador Hus-
sein Ala not be recalled. For a time, Ala was
making statements to the United Nations Se-
curities Council without authorization from Te-
Says Spanish ambassador Cardenas: "I want
you to meet my minister for cultural relations.
He is really my minister for propaganda but
that is a very bad word, so I call it 'cultural
General Eisenhower was standing, rigid, hat
in hand, while taps sounded over the grave of the
unknown soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
Beside him stood Mrs. Eisenhower. Few noticed it,
but as the bugler sounded the last taps, tears
came to her eye, and her fingers stole over to his.
REPRESENTATIVE Victor Wickersham, Demo-
crat of Magum, Okla., had his day of glory on
the day President Truman asked for the power
to draft strikes. More than four years earlier
Wickersham had proposed a joint resolution call-
ing for the same procedure.
After the President concluded his speech before
the joint session, Wickersham arose to remind
his colleagues about it. He sopke briefly, and in
the tumult of the afternoon, his words were
hardly noticed.
But for home consumption Wickersham saw
to it that he got credit.
Any congressman is permitted to write a brief
"headline" over his remarks appearing in the
Congressional Record.
So over Wickersham's speech was written the
following headline: "Wickersham on the job
in time of need."
(Copyright, 1946, by the Bell Syndicate, ie.)
Cancer Inertia
States each year are caused by cancer.
Every three minutes, day and night, it ticks
off another life-175,000 lives a year. It is esti-
mated that it will kill 2,000 people under twenty-
one years old this year. More children die from
cancer than from all the contagious children's
diseases combined. It strikes any age, any time.
Yet one third of these lives could be saved
if people received skillful treatment, if they
anew the danger signals, if they knew the sig-
nificance of a cancer development. A Gallup poll
conducted last summer revealed that one half
the people interviewed freely admitted that they
did not know any cancer symptoms, and several
supposed the disease was caused by "bad men-
Lal attitudes, elements in the air, and badness
coming out of you."
Educational programs have been launched
by scientific research institutions in an attempt
to abolish this appalling ignorance. They pub-
lish pamphlets, produce movies and sponsor radio
talks for the public's benefit. The American Can-
cer Society, consisting of a group of physicians,
scientists and laymen, has endeavored to gain
public recognition of cancer as a major public
health problem through public health agencies
and mass education.
The Society sponsors the Women's Field Army,
a crusading group of three hundred thousand,
who organize exhibits in schools, museums and
hospitals and conduct educational programs.
This organization is a model example for the
establishment of others. The American public
is pathetically ignorant about cancer, but they
want to learn and they must be afforded the
means of education.
But this Society, like other privately endowed
institutions, is insufficiently staffed and in need
of medical equipment. They need the support

of the government. Government aid in com-
bating cancer is practically nil. In July, 1944,
Congress passed the Public Health Service Act
as one of several federal grants-in-aid to the
states to alleviate the drastic financial prob-
lem. Last year the government alloted the Na-
tional Advisory Cancer Council only $200,000
to be distributed to various private and public
cancer research units. In total, our government
spent only $600,000 (less than half a cent in
taxes per person) in the fight against this disease
that has the second highest mortality rate in
the country and that killed twice as many people
last year as were slain by the Germans and the
Japs during the entire war.
It is for the people to decide whether they
will control cancer or cancer will control them.
They have the power to urge the government to
establish research and treatment centers neces-
sary to control this wide-spreading disease.
They have the power to urge our government to
provide popular cancer education. It is im-
perative that the public acts, and acts now!
-Barbara Kraft


Is Nothing Sacred?
effect that Michigan State cam-
pus cops are putting into effect the
college's new ban on "excessive" love-,
making in public have been verified
by no less an authority than a mem-
ber of our sports staff.
Our man, who accompanied the
baseball team, to East Lansing this
week, reports that policemen regular-"
ly patrolled the grandstand during
the game with an eye out for couples
whose embraces exceeded the limits
of the law.
Old College Field just wasn't the"
same old, collegy place, according to
our informant.
S * *
But It's a Slyyogisnm
ATTENTION Prof. Langford:
The following item, reprinted
completely, exactly as it originally
appeared in the Brainerd (Minn.)I

Daily Dispatch, was brought to
our attention by one who we have
reason to believe is the only Irain-
erdite on campus.
"All mammals have hair. The
whale is a mamal, therefore,
owhales have ha1ir."
Brass Finkwes
THE FOLLOWING item appears
overthe protest of our former-
officer city editor.
"FORMER first-class private re-
organizing former large construction
company. Openings for colonel with
snappy military bearing as elevator
boy, doors open from sitting position;
also opening for ex-major as office
boy, must be able to dust. Need a
few second lieutenants as messenger
boys, bicycles furnished, Can use a
few privates in vital positions."
-from a want-ad in the Dallas
Texas Morning News

ThwinIs (1 Lot, lHut.
II ('AMlVAIGN to foist post-
war gadgets on the American
people continues, lutI the latest
wrinkle is enfirely new.
One of the bitter-known mag-
azines has a plan whereby you
can get that new aluminum canoe,
home freezing outfit or sleeping
bag ("with half the bulk and
twice the con'ort of pre-war
models")-and all you have to
do is "introduce" th mag to your
"friends and neighbors.
Thanks really, but we'll get our
aluminum canoe collecting box-
(Items t ppeanug I n hir t.un[hem
are written by niewli]hr of the D~aily
editorial: stff ant edited IbY the kEdt-
torial Director.)


IT MAY NOT BE FITTING justice, but the
Ku Klux Klan may get caught the same way
Al Capone did . . . by the Collector of Internal
The Treasury Department has filed a lien
for $685,305, allegedly due in back income taxes,
against the Georgia chapter. Should the Klans-
men be successful in passing the hood to raise
the money, their troubles still won't be over.
Governor Ellis Arnall, Georgia's outstanding
governor, has told the state's legal department.
to act in an effort to revoke the Klan's char-
ter. Arnall named six counts, including viola-
tion of the state's criminal laws and -misrepre-
sentation. Governor Arnall has also accused
the hooded gentlemen of illegal political ac-
tivities, a charge which refers to the Klan's
efforts to reinstate Eugene. Talmadge to the
In line with Governor Arnall's action, the
assistant state attorney general of Georgia,

Dan Duke, charged yesterday that members
of the Ku Klux Klan had recently flogged a
21 year old Negro Navy veteran. Duke has
been appointed by Governor Arnall "to inves-
tigate and eradicate" the Klan.
If the Governor's plans fail in the court, he
intends to call a session of the State General
Assembly. The Assembly will be asked "to de-
hood the Klan and prohibit activities . . . detri-
mental to the public good."
That a Georgia governor will act to eliminate
the Klan presents one of the few encouraging
notes in the news today. As a sidelight to the
rumpus over the men with the sheets, it is
worthy to note that the Wood-Rankin com-
mittee has decided against investigating the
Klan as an un-American activity. That is en-
tirely logical. The Klan might just as well in-
vestigate the Wood-Rankin committee.
--Eunice Mintz

(Continued from Page 2)
Bulletins will not be available until
June 15.
Any women student or alumna. in-
terested in serving as a hostess for
i three hour shift during Michigan's
Victory Reunion, June 20-22, are
asked to call Mrs. Robert Byrn, 2-
3613, immediately.
LaVerne Noyes Scholarships: Pres-
ent holders of these scholarships
who wish to be considered for the
near 1946-47 should present appli-
-ations for renewal to F. E. Robbins,
Assistant to the President, 1021
Angell Hall, before the end of the
Victory gardens: Many of those
using the victory gardens at the
Botanical Garden have not yet re-
sponded to the request that every
gardener contribute one dollar to-
ward the expense .of plowing and
preparation of the soil. As it is neces-
sary to settle accounts now, an ur-
gent appeal is hereby made for
prompt payment ofrthese contribu-
tions to Mr. Roszel.
State of Michigan Civil Service
Announcements have been received
Child Guidance Social Worker II.
Salary, $265 to $305.
Ferries Superintendent. Salary,
$465 to $565.
Bridge Operator B. Salary, $145
to $165.
Highway Roadside Worker A2. Sal-
ary, $160 to $180.
Highway Forestry Foreman I. Sal-
ary, $200 to $240.
Farmhand C. Salary, $130 to $145.
Cook CI. Salary, $145 to $165.
For further' information, call at
the Bureau of Appointments, 201
Mason Hall.
United States Civil Service an-
nouncement has been received in this
office for Chemist P-2 to P-6, $2,980
to $6,230. Minimum requirements in-
clude graduation from an accredited
college and at least two years pro-
fessional experience in chemistry.
For further information, call at the
Bureau of Appointments, 201 Mason
The Ethyl Corporation, Detroit Of-
fice, is looking for a woman chemist
to do office and library work. Work
will include abstracting, writing lab-
oratory reports, etc. Call the Bureau
of Appointments, 201 Mason Hall, ext.
371, for further details.
Men interested in a surveying job
in Ann Arbor during the summer may
obtain full information at the Bur-
eau of Appointments, 201 Mason Hall.
Men interested in doing recreation-
al work in East Ann Arbor during the
summer may obtain further informa-
tion at the Bureau of Appointments,
201 Mason Hall.
Willow Village Program for Vet-
erans and their Wives:
Saturday, June 8: Record Dance,
8:30 p.m. Auditorium.
Sunday, June 9: Classical Music,
Records, 3-5 p.m. Office.
Academic Notices
Music Education - Graduate Divi-
sion: Those electing the comprehen-
sive examination in lieu of theses
will report at 1:00 p.m. today in
room 506 Tower.
Room assigxments for final exam-

a .m.
Austin 103 Ec
Bacon 206 UH
Calver 203 UH
Chase 202 WPhy
Dice 3209 AH
Fletcher 16 AH
Fullerton 4203 AH
Norton 209 AH
O'Neill 2231 AH
Plumer 3056 NS

Boys r

2, Final Examination
for Tuesday, June 18, 8-10

Riepe 207 Eck
3011 AH
Sparrow E Hay
Stimson G Hay
Stocking 203 Ec
Weaver 3017 AH
Welsch 2054 NS
Whan 2116NS
Wolfson 3116 NS

ination in Cemical and Metallurgi-
cal Engineering I:
Rooms 348 and 347, West Engi-
neering Bldg.: All Prof. Monroe's
Quiz Sections. All Prof. Wood's Quiz
Sections. All Prof. Thomassen's Quiz
Room 102, Architecture Bldg.: All
Prof. Brier's Quiz Sections. All Prof..
Foust's Quiz Sections.
Room 445, West Engineering Bldg.:
All Mr. Banchero's Quiz Sections.
Room 311, West Engineering Bldg.:
All Prof. Schneidewind's Quiz Sec-
Room 1042, East Engineering Bldg.:
All Prof. Upthegrove's Quiz Sections.
English 1, Final Examination
Schedule for Tuesday, June 18, 8-10

ments immediately with the Advisor
through the Secretary's office for the
following days:
Monday, June 10, 2-3 p.m.
Tuesday, June 11, 2-3 p.m.
Wednesday, June 12, 9-11 a.m.
Doctoral Examination for Harry
Andrew Broad, Fine Arts; thesis:
"Contemporary Lithography," to be
held today at 9:00 a.m. in 2009 Angell
Hall. Chairman, J. G. Winter.
Doctoral Examination for Francis
Leo Burns, Economics; thesis: "The
Needs Factor in Wage Determina-
tion," to be held Monday, June 10, at
7:30 p.m., in 105 Economics. Chair-
man, Z. C. Dickinson.
Doctoral Examination for Barbara
Clement Clarke Woodward, English
Language and Literature; thesis:
"Theories of Meaning in Poetry, 1915-
1940: A Critical History," to be held
Monday, June 10, at 7:00 p.m., in
3223 Angell Hall. Chairman, L. I.



W Phy Lec
Cohn 2003 NS
Edwards 1018 AH
Engel 4003 AH
Everett 2016 AH
Fogle W Phy Lee
Gram 2219 AH
Greenhut 1020 AH
Hawkins 2203 AH
Hayden 2029 AH
Huntley 6 AH
King 2215 AH

Markland 231 AH
2054 NS
Morris 3231 AH
Muehl 2013 AH
Needham 229 AH
Panush 2082 NS
Peake 2235 AH
Rayment 2014 AH
Rich 3010 AH
Schroeder 35 AH
Sessions 215 Ec
Shedd 4208 AH
Smith 231 AH

Wells 2235
Wunsch 4054


Freedom of Expression

MANY PEOPLE have a ridiculous idea that
complete freedom of expression is a reality
in this country. Actually, we do have these free-
doms to a greater degree than most other peoples
in the world today. We do not have a secret po-
lice or civilian spy system to report on our every
utterance. We can love Truman or hate him;
praise unions or damn them.
However, the right to express views freely im-
plies the use of a medium; in a society or-
ganized on as large a scale as ours, this requires
access to newspaper columns and to broad-
casting time. These are both controlled by pig
It is a fact that, as a whole, the American
press worships the Golen Calf-a minimum
six per cent return on ownership investment. In
order to realize such a return newspapers must
be practical. Their practicality consists-with
the notable exception of only a few papers-
of unvarying repression of facts unfavorable
to their advertisers and the general business
class which supports them. Practical? Perhaps.
But fair to the public? Freedom of the press?
Never. We harp a lot about the necessity of a
free world press if we are to have peace and un-
derstanding. Our 'own press back yard needs
more than a light raking over.
Fortunately, when radio was developed, our
government recognized that the air-waves be-
long to the nation. They are a public "natural
resource." On the whole, our great broadcast-
ing systems have been on good behavior. Radio
reporters range from Winchell and Pearson
sensational "scoopmen" to the Fulton Lewis
reactionaries. Du ing political campaigns, candi-
dates are all granted fair and equal time to
present their programs. But, we are in dan er
of losing this democracy of the air-waves.
THE TENDENCY TO IMPOSE restrictive inea-

"Liberty"-a more misleading name could not
be attached to the magazine-has, for the past
five months sponsored one of LaGuardia's weekly
programs. When the magazine and New York's
former fire-chaser contracted for the prog am,
it was understood that LaGuardia could say
what he pleased (and accept responsibility for
possible libel suits) and that "Liberty" need not
endorse anything LaGuardia would say. A per-
fectly nice, business arrangement! And it worked
for five months.
Now "Liberty" has decided that La(xuardia's
program is not good advertising. So they have
dropped it, although they will continue to pay
the ex-master of Gracie Mansion $2,500 per
week for his unbroadcast programs.
The fact that LaGuardia represents ideas-
and forcefully articulates them--which are dia-
metrically opposed to the money-bags practical-
ness of "Liberty" and its advertisers, has, we are
supposed to believe, nothing to do with the case.
That his blast at the National Association of
Manufacturers; whose campaign against OPA
has been supported by large sections of the press,
occurred only a short time before his dismissal
by "Liberty" is also dissociated from the case.
When a man with the integrity of Mr. La-
Guardia, a man loved by the people and whose
life has been devoted to their benefit is de-
prived of freedom of the air-waves, we are in
-Mal Roemer

Make-up final examination for
both English 1 and 2, Tuesday, June
18, 7 to 9 p.m., in Room 2225 Angell
Political Science I and II:
The following rooms will be used
for the final examination (Saturday,
June 15, 10:30-12:30) for Political
Science Ii:
Norton's sections, 1025 Angell Hall.
Steuerwald's and MacLoed's sec-
tions, Natural Science Aud.
Scheips' sections, Room C, Haven
The following rooms will be used
for the final examination (Saturday,
June 15, 10:30-12:30) for Political
Science II:
Silva's sections, 231 Angell Hall.
Lederle's and Bromage's sections,
35 Angell Hall.
Phillips' sections, 25 Angell Hall.
Kallenbach's sections, 1035 Angell
Rossiter's sections, Room B, Haven
Concentration Students in Psychol-
ogy: Students attending the Summer
Session are asked to make appoint-

Carillon Recital: Percival Price,
University Carillonneur, will present
another in his current series of re-
citals at 3:00 Sunday afternoon, June
9. At that time he will play three
compositions by J. S. Bach, "In Thee
Is Joy," "Air," and "Sheep May Safe-
ly Graze"; selections from Mozart's
"Marriage of Figaro," and a group
of folk songs.
Hlarp Ensemble Program: Sunday,
June 9, 8:30 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre, under the direction of Lynne
Palmer, Instructor in Harp in the
School of Music.
The program will include composi-
tions by Bach, Salzedo, Corelli, Ram-
eau, Etchecopar, and deFalla. It is
open to the general public without
Events Today
Alpha Kappa Delta will hold its
Annual Spring Picnic today. Meet
in front of Haven Hall at 2:30 and
transportation will be provided to
the ball park in back of Prof. Wood's
home. There will be baseball, refresh-
ments and election of officers.
Coming Events
Service Women interested in dis-
cussing plans for the isformration of
a social organization to se've their
mutual interests are invited to at-
tend a brief meeting Monday eve-
ning, June 10, at 8 o'clock in the
Michigan League. Room will be post-
ed. Interested service women, un-
able to attend, may call Gertrude
Kohn, phone 9080, if they desire to
be informed of future meetings.
International Center: The weekly
sings in the International Center will
continue this Sunday. The program
will start promptly at 8:30 p.m. and
will be followed by light refreshments
at 9:00 p.m. Foreign students, their
friends, and the public are cordially
invited to attend.

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

A goodly crowd, m'boy. There's
your father taking batting practice.
A nice stance. But see how he backs
away from a bean ball, McSnoyd...

But Mr. O'Malley, if McSnoyd, the
Invisible Leprechaun, is going to
play on Pop's team, shouldn't he
be on the field? Practicing ... ?

He shouldn't have any
trouble crashing the
gate. Note the sign.

By Crockett Johnson

Margaret Farme
Hale Champion
Robert Goldman
Emily E. Knapp
Pat Cameron
Clark Baker
Des Howarth
Ann Schutz
Dona Guimaraes

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