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TIHE MICHIG A N I)A I LY

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United World Federalists

DESPITE THE recent pronouncements by
some easily defeated individuals that
"war is inevitable," there is one group of cit-
izens who have pledged themselves to awak-
en the rest of us to war's only alternative,
real world government.
This group is the United World Federal-
ists:
Last week a chapter of the student
branch of this organization, Student Fed-
eralists, was born on this campus. Thus
Michigan joins colleges and universities
all over the nation in a rapidly growing
movement towards "world government in
our time."
These students are radicals-but not in
the derogatory sense in which the word is
so often used. They are "radical" in that
they are willing to subordinate political, so-
cial, and cultural differences to achieve the
all-important goal of a real world state and
the lasting peace which would result from
such a state. They are "radical" in that
they are different from those who would put
their vested interests, prejudices, and nar-
row-mindedness above the welfare of man.
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily,
are written by inembers of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: FRANCES PAINE

R ECENTLY, in the little North Carolina
town of Asheville, an important confer-
ence took place. Little was said about it in
the newspapers, which were occupied with
the more sensational differences of opin-
ion which crop up between nations, ideolo-
gies, and individuals. When the five major
groups pledged to the principle of world gov-
ernment voted to merge into one strong,
well-coordinated unit, it was not considered
"significant news". Student Federalists,
one of the oldest of .the groups, became the
student branch of the entire movement.
Student Federalists believe that the UN
is the nearest thing to world government
today, but they compare it to the Articles
of Confederation as a weak system, not
based upon a system of federalism and
law. They believe that only a new world
sovereignty, based upon the principles of
federalism, can destroy the irresponsibil-
ity of nationalism and effectively attack
the economic and social problems whose
solution is an essential to the creation of
a peaceful world community.
The trend of recent events should im-
press upon the minds of every world citi-
zen, of every student, the urgent need for
the support of such an organization.
One of the student leaders of this organ-
ization recently wrote a book explaining in
detail the stricture and purpose of the Stu-
dent Federalists. It is entitled "It's Up To
Us". No title could be more appropriate.
-Archie Parsons

The Labor Injunteion

AS SUPREME Court Justice Murphy sug-
.gested March 7 in his dissenting opin-
ion on the case United States v. United Mine
Workers of America and John L. Lewis, a
new chapter was added to injunction his-
tory in the coal strike last December. Labor
forces are assembling along the wage front
this month, and since seven of Justice Mur-
phy's colleagues have decided that the De-
cember chapter need not be the last, we may
well recall previous injunction history at
this point.
Lee Pressman, general counsel,,,Eugene
.Cotton and Frank Donnor, assistants,
representing the Congress of Industrial
Organizations, submitted a 31-page brief
amicus curiae to the Supreme Court, Jan-
uary 14, in connection with the UMW
casewhich was outstanding for the con-
ciseness with which it reviewed the history
of government intervention in labor dis-
putes. Pointing out that government action
within the past year has been by no means
novel, and drawing upon a battery of
sources for details, the CIO brief recount-
ed injunction history somewhat as fol-
lows:
1892 (Two years after passage of Sher-
man Act) -Attorney General Miller direct-
ed the District Attorney at New Orleans to
institute a proceeding under the Sherman
Act in connection with a draymen's strike
in New Orleans. Just at the time when the
strike had reached a compromise with the
employers and was being terminated, the
District Attorney instituted suit against the
Workmen's Amalgamated Council, the or-
ganization which was conducting the strike.
Three months later, an injunction was
granted, the judge holding that mere term-
ination of the strike was no basis for stay-
ing the hand of the court.
1893-Federal judges issued injunctions to
protect railroads from interference by the
Armies of the Commonweal, who, in their
march on Washington, were creating dis-
turbances in connection with the railroad
system. Marshals named to enforce the or-
ders appealed to Attorney General Olney,
who issued instructions that wherever ne-

cessary they should request military aid,
join with the federal judge and district at-
torney to obtain injunctions, and make their
representation for troops where injunctions
were violated. The procedure proposed was
followed, and regular soldiers were employed
to put a stop to further violations of injunc-
tions. In 14 states, the Department of Jus-
tice was called upon for aid to enforce in-
junctions. Wherever necessary, assistance
of federal troops was promptly invoked.
1894 (July 2)-The Debs injunction dur-
ing the Pullman strike, which differed from
its predecessors primarily in its omnibus
scope, preceded the use of troops and con-
tempt proceedings.
AFTER DEBS INJUNCTION, PRIOR TO
WORLD WAR I-The Department of
Justice continued to seek and obtain in-
junctions in labor matters.
1919 (Middle of October)-The UMW is-
sued a strike call to union members in all
bituminous coal fields,-to take effect at mid-
night, October 31. On that date, Attorney
General Palmer started suit in equity in
the United States court in Indiana. On the
same day, he obtained from Judge Albert B.
Anderson a restraining order against spe-
cified officers of the union commanding
them, among other requirements, to desist
and refrain from doing any further act
whatsover to bring about or continue in
effect the strike, from issuing any further
strike orders, from issuing any messages of
encouragement or exhortation to striking
miners to abstain from work and not to re-
turn to the mines, from taking any steps
to procure the distribution of strike bene-
fits, and from conspiring with each other
or any other person to limit facilities for
production of coal, or to restrict the supply
or distribution of coal. After a hearing on
November 8, the order was continued as a
temporary injunction pendente lite with a
mandatory provision for recall of the strike
before the end of the third day following.
1922-The Railway Shopmen's injunction
was issued.
-Malcolm T. Wright

MAN TO MAN:
German Coal
By HAROLD L. ICKES
GEORGES BIDAULT, French Foreign
Minister, has proposed that the peace
treaty that somehow, some day, may be
worked out with Germany, shall require
Germany to export a fixed amount of its
coal each year to other countries of Europe.
The experts say that there is enough coal
of good quality in the Ruhr to supply all
of the needs of Europe, without consider-
ing Great Britain. This coal will probably
last for from two to three hundred years.
It is simply a question of getting it out of
the ground and distributing it. Naturally,,
France would like to get its coal from the
Ruhr, instead of paying a higher price for
inferior quality coal from the United States.
This is what France has been forced to do
since England's supply fell below English
demand while the allied governments did
not seem to have the ability or the initiative
to get more coal out of the Ruhr.
However, there is more involveQ in For-
eign Minister Bidault's proposal than coal.
One of the problems--perhaps the principal
one-that the Big Four are being called
upon to solve in Moscow is how to permit
Germany to revive industrially to that de-
gree that it can provide food, clothing and
shelter for its own people while, at the same
time, preventing a revival of heavy indus-
try that might constitute a war potential.
Steel is a principal factor in the latter phase
of this problem. Germany had concentrat-
ed its steel industry in the Ruhr. The coal
was already there and the iron ore was
brought in, largely from France and Swe-
den. Now M. Bidault proposes that a steel
industry be built up in France adjacent to
its deposits of iron ore, and that coal from
the Ruhr be exported from Germany to
combine with the ore in the production of
steel. According to M. Bidault, this would
give some real assurance of Germany's in-
ability to prepare for another war as it did
for the last one.
There is'real sense in this reasoning. Eco-
nomically, it is cheaper to export iron ore
to the Ruhr, because the canals afford cheap
water transportation, whereas it would re-
quire a railroad haul to lay down Ruhr coal
in France. But the total additional cost
would be insignificant compared with what
another war would tax the people of the
world, and Ruhr coal would cost less than
American coal and would be of a better
quality.
It is to be hoped that M. Bidault will win
his point about requiring a reconstituted
Germany to ship coal to France and to oth-
er parts of Europe. But coal that is not
produced cannot be used. The first job, a
job that has been criminally neglected ever
since V-J Day, is to get coal out of the
ground. The Big Fourat Moscow should
set up an international commission with an
experienced American at its head, and give
him the authority and the means to produce
coal under a unification plan covering all of
the coal-bearing areas of Germany.
(Copyright 1947, New York Post Corporation)
CURRENT
MOVIES
At the Michigan .. .
Dead Reckoning (Columbia), Humphrey
Bogart, Lizabeth Scott.
I N CONTINUING the Bogart cycle, Colum-
bia offers even more in the way of keeping
the audience in a dark and bewildered state
of mind than the brothers Warner usually
do. Much of the confusion is due to a slight
bewilderment as to what Bogart is doing in
such dull surroundings with such equally
dull people. Having to do with the inevit-

able battle, murder, and sudden death, this
trip has the added feature of an even slim-
mer, huskier-voiced maiden as Bogart's foil.
Somewhere along the line Miss Scott has
been taking dramatic lessons. She ,now
reads her lines in a stilted and stylized fash-
ion that makes for acute discomfort. Her
sultry murmur of "Geronimo" to buck Hum-
phrey up when he's in a tight spot brought
down the house, as did her death scene.
Columbia could not resist a finishing touch
of the trite symbolic. After Miss Scott dies,
with Bogart standing by to give the pass-
word this time, the camera centers on the
gracefully descending blossom of a para-
chute. We hope Geronimo was there to
meet her at the Pearly Gates.
At the StaLe ...
I'll Be Yours (Universal-International),
Deanna Durbin, Tom Drake.
rTHIS IS the usual fluffy whimsy Deanna
Durbin's been doing for years, and quite
enjoyable it can be if you're in the right
mood. The froth consists of Bill Bendix,
Adolf Menjou as an ultra-suave wolf, Tom
Drake's beard, Walter Catlett's high-school
memories, and Miss Durbin's firm naivete.
The plot requires no departure from relax-
ation to follow it and the ending is--natur-
ally-happy.
-Joan Fiske

Pu blicatfion in Thiie Daily Official!
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
meminbers of the University. Noticesj
for the Bulletin should be sent in1
typewritteni form to the office of the
Assistant to the President, Room 1021
Angel lHall, by 3:00 p.m. on the day
preceding publication (11:00 a.m. Sat-
urdays).
TUESDAY, MARCH 25,1947
VOL. LVII No. 122
No ices
Railroad positions. Senior Civil
Engineers interested in railroad
employment should make appli-
cation in Rm. 1215. E. Engineer-
ing Bldg. 1-5 p.m. any day this
week. There is a considerable num-
ber of attractive openings.
Summer C a m p Counselling
Those interested in camp counsell-
ing positions in the East are asked
to see Mrs. Mantle, Rm. 306, Ma-
son Hall, Wed., Mar. 26, 9-12 noon,
and 2-4 p.m. There are a few:j
from the far West, also. Girls in-
terested in a Michigan Girl
Scouts Camp are asked to come
in at this time. This does not
refer to any summer work except
camp counselling.
Chemists, Chemical Engineers,
Mechanical Engineers, Electrical
Engineers, and Accountants: Ans-
co will have four representatives
here on Friday, Mar. 28, to in-
terview June graduates in these
fields. Mr. G. A. McKenzie will
represent Personnel Mr. M. F.
Skinker, Engineering; Dr. I. G.
Stevenson, Development Labora-
tory; and Dr. F. J. Kaszuba, Re-
search. Call the Bureau of Ap-
pointments, ext. 371, for an ap-
pointment.
Mr. E. D. Wilby and Mr. J. M.
Mellvain of the Atlantic Refining
Company, Philadelphia Division,
will be at our office on Tuesday
and Wednesday, Mar. 25 and 26,
to interview chemists and chemi-
cal engineers. Call the Bureau
of Appointments, 201 Mason Hall,
ext. 371 for an appointment.
Opportunities in the teaching
field: Mr. Luttrell, Superintendent
of Schools in Lorain, Ohio, will be
in the office on Tuesday after-
noon, March 25. He has vacan-
cies for the following: primary
teachers, upper elementary, ath-
letic coach, vocal music (woman).
Mr. John English, Director of
Personnel in the Flint Public
Schools will interview on Friday,
March 28, people interested in
teaching in Flint.
The Kingdom of Afghanistan is
interested in locating teachers
who have at least a Bachelor's de-
gree in the following fields: Eng-
lish, Mathematics, C h e m i s t r y,
Physics, Biology, Geography, Ge-
ology. Basic requirement is that
the applicants have three years
actual classroom experience. Sal-
aries are attractive in addition to
housing allowances and full trans-
portation to and.from Afghanistan
on a two year contract. Male
teachers are preferred, but mar-
ied couples each having a teach-
ing degree would be most accept-
able.
For appointments and further
information call the Bureau of
Appointments, 4121 Extension
489.
University Community Center:
1045 Midway, Willow Run Village:
Tues., Mar. 25, 8 p.m., Creative
Writers' Group; 8 p.m., General
Meeting, Cooperative Nursery Mo-
thers. Mr. Robert Boyd, Dept. of
Psychology, will speak on "Prob-
lems of Child Psychology." Open
to the public.
Wed., Mar, 26, 8 p.m., Choir
Practice.
Thurs., Mar. 27, 8 pm., Art-
Craft Workshop; 8 p.m., Exten-

sion Class in Psychology.
Fri., Mar. 28, 8 p.m., Duplicate
Bridge. Party Bridge. Dancing.
Bridge instruction by appointment.
Sat., Mar. 29, 6 p.m, Wives'
Club Party. Call for reservations.
WEST LODGE:
Tues., Mar. 25, 7 p.m., Fencing
Club, Auditorium stage; 7 p.m.,
Bridge; 7:30 p.m., Social Direc-
tors' meeting; 7:30 p.m., Volley-
ball; 8:30 p.m., Badminton.
Wed., Mar. 26, 6:30 p.m., Bas-
ketball tournament; 7 p.m., Dup-
licate bridge tournament.
Thurs., Mar. 27, 7 p.m., Volley-
ball; 8 pm., Little Symphony Or-
chestra, free concert; 8:30 p.m.,
Badminton.
Fri., Mar. 28, 8:30-11:30 p.m.,
hecord Dance.
--. - W~uI i)

nonc C h a n g e" as follows:
Lecture 2, "The Expansion of
Federal Powers after 1933," 4
p.m. Tues., March 25; Le-
ture 3, "The Development and
Expansion of State Powers," 4
p.m., Wed., March 26; Lecture 4,
"The Trend in Protection of Per-
sonal and Property Rights," 4
p.m., Thurs., March 27; Lecture
5, 'Implicatiois of Recent Trends,"
3 p.m., Fri., March 28. All lectures
will be held in Rm. 150, Hutchins
Hall. The public is cordially in-
vited.
Dr. Julius Held, professor of
Fine Arts at Barnard College, will
give an illustrated lecture on "So-
cial Aspects of Early Flemish Art,"
at 4:15 p.m., Friday, March 28,
Rackham Amphitheatre. The pub-
lie is cordially invited. Auspices of
the Department of Fine Arts.
Professor Finley Foster, of Adel-
bert College, Western Reserve Uni-
versity, will lecture on the subject,
"Hogarth's Rake's Progress: a
Point of View." at 4:15 p.m., Tues.,
Mar. 25, Rackham Amphitheatre;
auspices of the Department of
English.
Professor Foster will speak be-
fore the English Journal Club on
the subject, "William Blake: Ar-
tist and Poet," at 8 p.m., Tues.,
Mar. 25, East Conference Room,
Rackham Bldg.
French Lecture: Dr. James 0'-
Neill, of the Romance Language
Department, will lecture on the
subject "Antoine de St.-Exupery
at 4:10 p.m, Tues., Mar. 25, Rm.
D, Alumni Memorial Hall; auspices
of Le Cercle Francais.
Academic Notices
History 12, Lecture Section II,
Midsemester examination, 3 p.m.,
Thurs., Mar. 27. McLarty, Slosson,
Stevens, Willcox in Room 25 An-
gell Hall; Heideman, Leslie, John-
ston, Young in Natural Science
Auditorium.
Seminar in Engineering Mech-
anics: The Engineering Mechanics
Department is sponsoring a series
of discussions on the Plasticity of
Engineering Materials. The dis-
cussion of this series will be at
7:30 p.m., Tues., March 25, Rm.
402, W. Engineering Bldg.
Inorganic Physical Chemistry
Seminar. Tues., Mar. 25, 4:15 p.m.,
Rm. 303, Chemistry Bldg. Mr. R.
S. Hansen, "Theory of Adsorption
of Gases."
Concerts
Band Concert: University Con-
cert Band, William D. Revelli,
Conductor, will be heard in its An-
nual Spring Program at 8:30 p.m.,
Wed., Mar. 26, Hill Auditorium,
featuring the first movement of
Franck's Symphony No. 1 in D
minor, Selection from Parsifal by
Wagner and arranged for band by
Howland, Grape Festival from
Italian Sketches by Gallois, and
Steiner's Symphony Moderne. The
public is cordially invited.
Organ Recital: David Craig-
head, American organ virtuoso,
will be heard in recital at 4:15 this
afternoon, in Hill Auditorium. Or-
ganist of the Presbyterian Church,
Pasadena, California, Mr. Craig-
head is appearing in Ann Arbor
as guest organist during his cur-
rent concert tour. His program
will include works by Dupre,
Franck, Loeillet, Mozart, Bach,
Vierne, Reger, and Willan, and
will be open to the general public.
Student Recital: Merrie June
Heetland, soprano, will present a
recital at 8:30 p.m., Tues., March
25, Rackham Assembly Hall. A
pupil of Andrew White, Miss Heet-
land will sing groups of Italian,

German, French, Spanish, and
Englishsongs. The general public
is invited.
Exhibitions
The Museum of Amt presents
paintings by Ben-Zion through
April 3. Alumni Memorial Hall,
weekdays, except Mondays, 10-12
and 2-5. Wednesday evenings 7-9
and Sundays 2-5. The public is
cordially invited.
Drawings of the human figure.
Current through March 27, Main
floor, Architecture Bldg.
Conservation of Michigan Wild-
flowers, an exhibit of 46 colored
plates with emphasis on those pro-

EDITOR'S NOTE: Because The Daily
prints EVERY letter to the editor
(which is signed, 300 words or less
in length, and in good taste) we re-
mind our readers that the views ex-
pressed in letters are those of the
writers only. Letters of more than
300 wrds are shortened, printed or
omitted at the discretion of the edi-
torial director.
Faith in U.N.
To the Editor:
HAVE WATCHED with keen in-
terestduring the past few days
the cresendo of excitement over
the question of U.S. aid to suffer-
ing neighbor nations, and to me
there is but one humanitarian at-
titude in this situation; namely,
that the fallen and weak and
hungry be assisted. Our real de-
cision I believe concerns the par-
ticular type of role the U.S. should
play as benefactor, a matter of
tremendous moment.
A timely opportunity presents
itself for strengthening the still-
wobbling United Nations Organ-
ization, and we unfortunately ap-
pear disposed to ignore this
chance, in our naive complacen-
cy, and to throw away another of
our dwindling trumps. Certain-
ly, we have very ample testimony
to the fact that it becomes us to
act like a guardian angel; witness
especially the current tribulations
of John Bull, and our own dis-
illusioning experiences which have
followed our "good will" emis-
saries to Latin America, the Ori-
ent, France, and present-day Ger-
many.
People the world over are in
need of succor, and the entire
globe is intently interested in the
problems of food, clothing, and
shelter; indeed, these questions
are far from solved even in this
"land of plenty." If we as a nation
have any faith in the U.N. and de-
sire to help our fellow countries,
herein lies a chance on which to
concentrate a united, solidifying
effort. Relief to a nation via the
U.N.O. is an impersonal gesture
committing no single power and
to which no other country can
diplomatically object. By "going
over the head of U.N." in relief to
Greece the United States instead
of building faith in the United
Nations detracts therefrom and
pursues the folly of traditional
"power politics," under the guise
of mercy. I certainly favor U.S.
relief, but let us not deceive our-
selves by any self-righteousness.
Here is a chance to throw our
weight behind the U.N. with a pro-
ject which, I believe, would re-
ceive support from the majority
of citizens in the world commun-
ity as a United Nations activity.
After all, the whole world is in-
volved, not just the United States
and Russia.
-Arthur C. Upton
Increased Subsidy
To the Editor:
AFTER STAGGERING thru the
mass of verbose, "Holier than
thou" letters condemning the lat-
est infamy-increased vet's sub-
sisten~e request - I find myself
with stricken conscience, because
I had secretly hoped the increased
"subsidy," and it is a subsidy in
effect, would be granted. Although
it would obviously result in per-
sonal gain, above and beyond that
in importance is the possible social
gain.
This increased subsidy may very
conceivably enable more students
to remain in college. Ec. 52 points
out that a subsidy is justified when
the total value is greater than the
value to direct users. As great a
value as education is to the direct
users - college graduates - the
aggregate value of a higher edu-
cated citizenry to our country,
and humanity, is even greater.
The whole is no greater than its

parts, arid-our country is no great-
er than its people.
As one's destiny in this terrified
era is inexorably bound with the
actions of his fellow men, I would
choose to live in a better educated
nation, and if the increased sub-
sidy will aid in achieving that, I
feel it is justified.
As for the cost: Having had the
subsistence and education's high-
er earning power, I think that
we will be in a better financial
position to pay a higher share of
this and other dastardly veteran's
"grabs."
The nation certainly does not
owe it to us, but the nation may
very possibly owe it to itself.
-Dean L. Baker
U. S. Foreign Policy
To the Editor:
MR. JOHN F. NEHMAN JR.
thinks the United States is
being drawn into a third World
War not of its making. He thinks
the cause of it all is "the two-faced

nature of the Soviet." I would
like to point out to him a few of
the inconsistencies of the foreign
policy of the United States.
The United States was the prime
mover behind the United Nations,
yet we sabotage it by our uni-
lateral action in Greece and Tur-
key.
The United States accepted the
compulsory jurisdiction of the In-
ternational Court of Justice but
with the Connally amendment
reserving 'all matters within the
domestic jurisdiction of the Unit-
ed States, as deterMined by the
United States," thus giving the
United States a virtual veto over
any legal matter in which we are
involved.
We condemn Russian expansion
and we take for ourselves a few
thousand islands in the Pacific,
some of which are much nearer
Russia than the United States.
But our motives are not to be
doubted. May I suggest that Mr.
Nehman, and others like him, re-
mind themselves of the old saw
about people who live in glass
houses.
-Carl M. LaRue
Aid to G'eece
To the Editor:
THE long- term success of Amer-
ican aid to Greece will depend
on the careful administration by
American agents of the funds de-
signed for economic relief. Mere-
ly to strengthen the Monarchist
regime and to exert indiscriminate
repression measures on the Left-
ist forces will only intensify and
prolong political chaos. The
grievances of the Leftists are very
real and if they are to be rescued
from their present exploitation by
Communist leaders they must be
given immediate and practical
proofs of th democratic purposes
of our intervention. They must
be assured as explicitly as possible
that American funds are not going
through the Monarchist political
channels which they have so great
reason to distrust. Their leaders
should be invited to participate in
discussions and hearings on spe-
cific projects for reconstruction
and they should be given a share
under neither greater nor less
supervision than that imposed up-
on the Monarchists, in the carry-
ing out of these projects.
Much has been made of the
"85% majority" of the royalists in
last year's election. Wide read-
ing in Greek newspapers of both
political creeds, and conversation
with my Greek friends has con-
vinced me that this majority needs
interpretation. Assuming that
those who voted represent a fair
cross-section of the country, still
a large portion of the royalist vote
came not from those who had any
enthusiasm for the return of King
George, but from those who fear-
ed the other extreme, Commu-
nism, and so chose the less of two
evils. The fact seems to be that
there are a great many people in
Greece who are neither selfish ad-
herents to an admittedly corrupt
regimenor yet Communist-inspir-
ed terrorists. There are the sort
of people who have come to Amer-
ica by the hundreds of thousands
and have become the best type
of democratic American citizens.
By winning the support of these
people in the ranks of both the
Left and the Right in Greece, we
may be able eventually to encour-
age the formation of a stable dem-
ocratic regime.
-Warren E. Blake
Professor of the Greek
Languages and Literature

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Letters to the Editor.

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Inflationary Tax Cut

By SAMUEL GRAFTON
f0 ANYONE who has been in Europe re-
i cently, and has seen foreign govern-
ments wrestling with their burdens, some
of the activities of our Congress appear
strange indeed. We seem to be trying to
get ourselves into the kind of trouble that
other countries are trying desperately to get
out of. Every country in Europe is trying
to minimize inflation, using every possible
device, price control, price cuts, taxes, even
blocking bank accounts. We (or at least the
Republican members of Congress) pick this
moment for a four billion dollar tax cut,
which can only send prices hopping upward
again.
In Europe, one talks to people, and
walks the streets, and pokes into the emp-
ty shops, and works up a fine, warm feel-
ing about how lucky we Americans are.
Then one comes back and notes, with a
kind of dismay, that we seemed deter-
mined to follow Europe's financial course.
It is as if we didn't want to leave anything
out, no matter how nasty. This obscure
motivation has nudged us, within the last
six months, into a veiy satisfactory infla-
tion, beginning a year and a half after the
end of the war. With everything on our
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side, manpower, raw materials, produc-
tion, plant, we have managed triumphant-
ly to overcome all advantages, and to head
ourselves firmly toward a jam.
It is stupefying; for there is not a country
in Europe whose people would not have wept
tears of joy and gratitude if they could only
have got themselves into the position we
were in last fall. However, we have man-
ageded since then, by dint of a lot of effort,
to cut down the gap quite a bit; we have
brought many prices up 50 per cent, es-
pecially in foods. We seem resolved not to
let Europe have all the troubles; we're
crowding right in on her. Business men who
yipped last summer for an end of price
control find that in a number of lines (such
as clothing in the New York metropolitan
area) they are selling less goods than a
year ago, though their stocks are much high-
er. It has taken iron determination, and
a revolution at the polls, to do it, but we're
doing it.
The suggested tax cut fits into the pic-
ture; to cut taxes four billions of dollars,
at a time when the price level is at the
highest point in twenty-seven years, is a
fascinating economic non sequitor. The
countries of Europe are trying to save
themselves by economic contraptions
made out of spent matches and tissue
paper; if any one of them had fo'ur bill-
ions to play with, or a reasonably accurate

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