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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SATURDAY, NOVEMER 29, 1947

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Fifty-Eighth Year

MATTER OF FACT:
Revolt Brewing

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NIGHT EDITOR: JOAN KATZ

ew Liberalism
WALTER REUITHER did not introduce

Jr.

the nation to a new brand of liberalism
at the recent UAW elections, he rolled to the
footlights a variety that has been shunted
backstage since Henry Wallace set out to
make himself "the most controversial figure
in American politics."
Unlike Wallace and the majority of lib-
erals who welcome support indiscriminate-
ly from any quarter, Reuther has repud-
ited a powerful segment of liberalism by
making it plain he wants neither the en-
dorsement of Communists nor their com-
pany as associate officers. By his courage-
ous action, Reuther became the first
prominent leader in the vital field of
labor to successfully defy the Commu-
nists and to highlight the distinction be-
tween the goal of American labor and that
of Communism.
That these goals differ in fact and not in
fancy, there is ample evidence. It is well
known that the American labor movement
was initiated to redress its many grievances
and to seek changes in the relationships of
management and labor. But whereas labor
would replace parts and oil others in the
American economic machine, the Commu-
nists would discard the whole mechanism
and substitute their own version. This has
been the avowed philosophy of every Com-
munist leader.
Wherever Communists have gained suf-
ficient power, such a wholesale change has
occurred, and it has inevitably brought
chaos as the last resistance is hacked
away. For a vivid example of the system in
action, witness France today, where the
Communists have capitalized on the des-
prate plight of the nation to wield the
general strike as a political bludgeon in a
bid for dominance. While the political
struggle rages, the striking Frenchman
is ignored as he is cut off from ihat little
wages he had. Reuther's kind of liberalism
circumnavigates this particular danger.
In addition to dampening the ambitions
of aspiring Communists, Reuther has ma-
terially contributed to labor-management
accord by his forthright action. By removing
from power the men commonly known to be
dedicated to management's destruction, he
has crumbled perhaps the largest psycholog-
ical barrier to agreement in the minds of
management. To those who desire unanimity
between labor and management, and not
economic revolution, such an action is very
heartening.
Cries of "reactionary" and "fascistic" have
marked the union defeat of the Communists,
but Reuther's liberalism has stood up under
the assault. And as long as he so pointedly
works to improve the lot of the laborer, the
charges will be baseless.
Too infrequently seen today, Reuther's
brand of liberalism merits consideration
on the nation's college campuses. Although
political plums are not readily gathered
on the campus, Communists find it prof-
itable to gain good will and sow seeds of
n;Ab' b man ons

By STEWART ALSOP
WASHINGTON-There have been angry
mutterings in the cloak rooms before,
but there are now for th'e first time real
signs of a serious rebellion among Senate
Republicans against Senator Robert A.
Taft's leadership of the Senate majority.
If the rebellion materializes it will center,
of course, around the price issue. For a
number of Senate Republicans are making
no secret of the fact that they regard Sen-
ator Taft's root-and-branch opposition to
the Administration program for inflation
control as bad politics if nothing worse.
The revolt is still in the talk stage, and
it may never crystallize into action. Yet
already close observers of the Senate scene
are beginning to tick off the names of
those Republican Senators who might be
expected to defy the powerful Taft. High-
est on the list are the names of two fresh-
men from New England, Ralph E. Flan-
ders of Vermont and Raymond Baldwin
of Connecticut. Already they have out-
spokenly criticized what they regard as
Taft's "negative approach" to the price
issue.
Baldwin and Flanders might well be joined
by at least four other New Englanders,
Massachusetts' Senators Henry Cabot Lodge
and Leverett laltonstall, Vermont's Senator
George Aiken and New Hampshire's Senator
Charles Tobey. Tobey has already summed
up his own attitude towards the price issue
in the phrase "damn the torpedoes and full
speed ahead"; an approach which seems to
indicate something less than full agreement
with Senator Taft.
This hard core of New Englanders may
well be reinforced by a scattering of re-
cruits from elsewhere. The perpetual
maverick, Senator Wayne Morse of Ore-
gon, although an outcast from the party
councils, is expected to support a positive
price program on the Senate floor. An-
other probable recruit to the rebels is
Senator John Sherman Cooper of Ken-
tucky. Cooper has told intimates that he
is convinced that the Republican record
on prices was directly responsible for the
recent Republican debacle in Kentucky.
Senator Arthur V. Watkins of Utah has
also amazed his colleagues by proposing
government purchase of the entire wheat
crop, a proposal which goes beyond any-
thing contained in the Truman program,
and which was greeted with horror in
the Taft camp.
Other possible recruits for the Republican
price rebellion include the able Senator Irv-
ing Ives of New York, and Senators William
Knowland of California, Edward Thye of
Minnesota, Alexander Smith of New Jersey,
C. D. Buck of Delaware, and Zales Ecton of
Montana. Ecton, a member of the price sub-
committee for the west, received a vivid
object lesson in the meaning of the price
situation from his daughter and son-in-law,
who were trying to live on the West Coast
on $2,400 a year. Finally, Senator Arthur
Vandenberg of Michigan might move quietly
into the rebel camp. Vandenberg will never
trespass openly on Taft's domestic policy
bailiwick, but he too has undoubtedly heard
from industrial Michigan echoes of the
mounting anger about prices. And he is in
a better position than most to judge what
five dollar wheat might do to American for-
eign policy..
This listing is, of course, largely spec-
ulative. Yet if even a dozen or so Sen-
ators openly defied the Taft leadership
Gripe Significance
LETTERS TO THE DAILY display a va-
riety of student complaints, but under-
lying the diversity is a discernible concensus,
which might be said to represent the general
student idea of what's wrong with the Uni-
versity of Michigan.
Many letter-writers have a legitimate
beef about some aspect of their collegiate

existence. And they feel strongly enough to
pound out a letter, a test which undoubt-
edly prevents many a perennial and verbal
griper from wasting everybody's time.
By emphasizing the personal and the par-
ticular, however, most letter-writers touch
only the periphery of the problems they
discuss.
Complaints about bus service, University
eateries, rulings on discipline and teaching
concern themselves with effects more than
with causes.
One factor which is of far-reaching im-
portance to students is enrollment.
It's fine that 20,000 people can come to
college here, but implicit in the complaints
of letter-writers is the question: "Are we
getting a good education?"
Obviously those who criticize teaching
don't think so.
Not so obvious, but just as significant, is
the relationship between complaints about
bus service, for example, or dating, and the
over-large enrollment.
Education, orientation speakers say, is not
just an accumulation of course credits-it
includes everyt;ing you do, every experience.
In line with that principle, University
authorities, by maintaining an enrollment
of at least 18,000, are making significant
education impossible.
If those responsible for enrollment policy

on the price issue, that would amount to
the first really serious break in Repub-
lican Senatorial ranks. The episode of last
week's Republican conference illustrates
why such a break is now a serious possi-
bility
At this conference the Flanders-Baldwin
group urged that the price issue would cer-
tainly decide next year's election, that the
Republicans must avoid merely whittling
down on the Truman program, and that
they must emerge instead with a positive
Republican program. Taft seemed to agree.
Yet immediately after the conference, he
announced his intention to whittle away
still another Truman item, that calling
for controls on the feeding of high-priced
cattle. Hard feelings resulted, and they have
not been soothed by an editorial in "The
Republican News" written by fatuous Re-
publican Chairman, Carroll Reece. The edi-
torial is captioned "A Cop in Every Kit-
chen," and it consists of furious semantics
about "totalitarian methods."
The kind of program the Republican
moderates would like to substitute for this
unrewarding rage was indicated in the
report of the Flanders-Baldwin subcom-
mittee of the joint committee on the
economic report. This report suggests
many of the measures proposed in the
Truman message. It suggests further that
meat be rationed immediately, and that
price controls, rather than being angrily
discarded in the Taft manner, be held in
reserve as a reluctant last-ditch weapon-
in the fight on high prices. It is interest-
ing that this program is much like that
proposed by the middle-of-the-roaders
among the President's advisors, who were
finally over-ruled by the President when
he decided to go the whole hog for ra-
tioning and price control.
The brewing Republican rebellion may yet
be quashed. Yet it is at least heartening that
a number of Senate Republicans see more
in the price problem than a chance to hurl
Truman's silly remark about "police state
methods" back in his face. And it is also
heartening that a reasonable compromise
on the issue between the Administration
and the Congress is at least not beyond the
bounds of possibility.
(Copyright, 1947, New York Herald Tribune)
['D RATHER BE RIGHT:
Dewcey Speech
By SAMUEL GRAFTON
G OVERNOR DEWEY came down to the
Waldorf from Albany the other evening
to do a speech about China, and the effect
was very strange.
The Gov., it happens, is on rather a hot
spot. He supports the Administration's
foreign policy, yet as a potential Presi-
dential candidate for next year, he must
do some intelligent opposing. Sometimes
he does this by saying that our foreign
policy is good, but that he invented most
of it. Sometimes, contrariwise, the Gov.
does it by saying that he supports our for-
eign policy, but that it isn't very good.
The point is that the administration has
done a good deal of fretting about China.
For years we have been sending emissaries'
over to report on the facts, and it has hap-
pened that the resulting report reveals so
much garft and corruption in the National
Government that it has to be suppressed.
When we do send aid to the National Gov-
ernment so much of it is misused that the
only result is to convert more of the Chinese
people, by brigades and platoons, to Com-
munism. The idea of Dewey giving heavy ad-
vice on China to Marshall, who has been
there, is rather funny.
Certainly one would like to see demo-
cratic freedom preserved in China. But
before you could preserve it there, you'd
have to grow it; Dewey's plan is a plan for
preserving peaches in an area that, at
present, is rich in cactus.
Dewey's blithe acceptance of the National
Government, with throb effects, skips light-

ly by the critical sections in the famous
Marshall Report of last January.
Marshall, no hothead, and no Commu-
nist, denounced the "dominant reaction-
aries" in the Chinese government and
said that only the liberals could save
China. Dewey, blinking his way past this
material, asks that we give our dollars to
the very forces Marshall attacked. He thus
comes close to announcing the policy that
we ought to help anybody who is anti-
Communist, regardless of what else he is.
But any such line would subordinate the
positive, pro-democratic content of our
foreign policy to its anti-Communist con-
tent; and it is the pro-freedom content
which gives our policy life and affirma-
tion.
Dewey hasn't found a hole in our foreign
policy: he has merely fallen into one of his
own. Marshall remarked crisply last Jan-
uary that the National Government's reac-
tionaries "have evidently counted upon sub-'
stantial American support regardless of their
actions." In Dewey's case they seem to have
been right.
(Copyright. 1947. New York Post Syndicate)

ON WORLD AFFAIRS:
Public
'Mediator
By EDGAR ANSEL MOWRER
LONDON - British Diplomat:
You Americans are always in
such a dashed hurry.
American Official: Hurry,
your aunt. We can tell a church
by the sight and a corpse by the
smell. Cooperation between
Russia and the western democ-
racies has been dead these three
years. Unless you call the civil
war now being waged in France
and Italy cooperation. You
' would admit it, if you hadn't
absorbed hypocrisy with your
mother's milk.
B. D.: Hypocrisy has its uses,
old boy. After all, diplomacy is
founded on make-believe. But
then you Americans have, strictly
speaking, never understood diplo-
macy.
A. O.: At least we know when
to stop flogging a dead horse. In
pretending that this conference
about Germany has a China-
man's chance of succeeding you
aren't fooling the Russians.
They know that it hasn't for
they killed cooperation years
ago. All you are doing is fooling
the British people. Some day
they are going to grow up and
take it out of your hide.
B. D.: Admitting that coopera-
tion is really dead, there is still
much to be gained by choosing
the right time and the right type
of funeral.
A. O.: Naturally you would
prefer another burial of Sir
John Moore.
"Not a drum was heard, not
a funeral note,
As his corpse to the ramparts
we hurried."
Here at London it just won't
work. The Russians will provide
plenty of thunder no matter
how you people stand and sim-
per. Be honest and admit that
what you are trying for is the
role of public mediator.
B. D.: It's an old role for Eng-
land-.
A. O.: And one that has paid
well. But all any mediator can
get here is pinched fingers.
B.D.: What makes you so sure?
A. O.: Because neither the
Russians nor we Americans will
let you. The Russians are bound
to raise cain for their only
chance is to hasten that much
heralded "American depres-
sion." They counted on it for
1947-it didn't come. Now they
must have it in 1948. They be-
lieve that they can precipitate
an American crisis by prevent-
ing the Marshall Plan. This they
can accomplish only by violence.
That leaves no place for Brit-
ish mediation. Secondly, we
Americans will stand only just
so much British flirtation with
Moscow. When we have had
enough all we need to do is to
drop a hint to Joe Stalin' that
so far as we are concerned, he
can have what is left of your
rickety Empire - and next
morning you will be knocking
on Secretary Marshall's door
begging us to say publicly that
it isn't so. Let's stop kidding
each other and get down to the
business of this conference.
B. D.: Externally you may b
right. Internally, with conserva
tives pressing laborites, Bevin
needs to consolidate his party
some of which are pro-Fussian, by
acting as though he believed co.
operation with the Soviets is stil
possible.
A. O.: Quite so. Now that I've
smoked you out, let's concen-

trate on our real task of making
this international divorce pain-
less.
B. D.: You mean division o
Germany?
A. O.: Naturally. Thereby
there will be one less area left
to quarrel about. Once we reach
a clean solution of other dis-
puted areas - France, Italy,
China and Korea-then we can
start negotiating with the So-
viets for an understanding on a
new basis.
B. D.: Namely?
A. O.: They to stay on their
side of the fence, we on ours.
B. D.: That is obviously what i
coming.
A. O.: Exactly. So face up and
drop this sham of mediation.
B. D.: My dear fellow, a countr
like Britain does not relinquis
ancient habits overnight. But yo
know quite well that in a pinci
we shall always be on your side-
A. O.: (Ironically): And rescue
us again just as you did in 1917
and 1941.
B. D.: (With dignity): Pardo
me. As we saved you in 1914 an
1939.
Columnist's Note: The abov
conversation is entirely fictitiou
and rigorously accurate.
(copyright 1947, Press Alliance, Inc

Publication in The Daily Official
Buletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University. Notices
for the Bulletin should be sent in
typewritten form to the office of the
Assistant to the President, Room 1021
Angell Hall, by 3:00 p.m. on the day
preceding publication (11:00 a.m. Sat-
urdays).
SATURDAY, NOV. 29, 1947
VOL. LVIII, No. 58
Notices
Regents' Meeting: 2 p.m.. Dec.
19. Communications for considera-
tion at this meeting must be in the.
President's hands not later than
December 11.
Herbert G. Watkins,
Secretary
Faculty Meeting, College of Lit-
erature, Science, and the Arts:
4:10 p.m., Dec. 1, Rm. 1025, An-
gell Hall.
Hayward Keniston
AGENDA
1. Consideration of the min-
utes of the meeting of Nov. 3.
1947 (pp. 1385-1387).
2. Consideration of reports
submitted with the call to this
meeting.
a. Executive Committee-Prof,
William Frankena.
b. University Council - Asso.
Prof. C. J. McHale. No report.
c. Executive Board of the Grad-
uate School-Prof. R. C. Angell.
d. Senate Advisory Committee
on University Affairs-Prof. J. M.
Cork.
e. Deans' Conference - Dean
Hayward Keniston. No report.
3. Degree Program in Russian
Studies.
4. Preprofessional Program in
Medicine and the Combined Cur-
riculum in Letters and Medicine.
5. Prof. Clark Hopkins' motion
re University expansion.
6. Examining Services of the
University-Dr. R. M. W. Travers.
7. New business.
8. Announcements.
Faculty and Veteran Students:
The final date for the approval of
requisitions for the purchase of
books, equipment and special sup-
plies will be Wednesday, Jan. 7,
1948.
Transfer Student Testing Pro-
gram: Scores, together with man-
uals of interpretation, are now
available to those students who
recently completed the Transfer
Student Testing Program. Stu-
dents with less than sixty hours
of credit may obtain their test
scores in the Academic Counselors
Office, 108 Mason Hall. Upper-
class students may get their test
scores and manuals from the of-
fice of their department of con-
centration. Upper-class students
who listed no concentration ad-
viser should go to the Academic
Counselor's Office.
Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information, 201
Mason Hall (See note at bottom)
The Naval Research Labora-
tories will have two representa-
e tives here on Monday and Tues
- day, Dec. 1 and 2, to interview
i February and June graduates fo
, civilian scientific and technica
y jobs. The examination will be
- held in January to establish eligi-
l ble lists of chemists, physicists
mathematicians, metallurgists
psychologists, and librarians.
Federal Department Stores, De
troit, Michigan, will interview
men and women graduating in
February for department stor
executive training on Tuesdai /
'fDec. 2.
U. S. Rubber Company, Misha
waka, Indiana, will interview Feb
ruary graduates on Wednesday

Dec. 3, for the following positions
1. Production: Non - technica
graduates to train for supervisor:
positions, Mishawaka, Indiana. A
few openings in Chicago.
2. Credit work: Mishawaka, In
diana. A few openings in Chicago
3. Industrial Engineers: Indus
trial Engineering degree or Busi
ness Administration with engi
neering background. Mishawaka
Indiana. A few openings in Chi
cago.
4. Control work: Chemical En
y gineers. A few openings in Chi
h cago.
U 5. Development work on lastex
h rubber, plastics: Chemists, Physi-
cists, Chemical Engineers. Provi
dence, Rhode Island.
For complete information an
appointments, call the Bureau o
n Appointments, 201 Mason Hal
d extension 371.
s Academic Notices
.) Physical and Inorganic Chem

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Because The Daily 1
prints every letter togthe editor re-
ceived (which is signed, 300 wordsr
or less in length, and in good taste)
we remind our readers that the views
expressed in letters are those of tie
writers only. Letters of more than
300 words are shortened, printed or
omitted at the discretion of the edi-
torial director.
Band Etiquette
To the Editor:
T HURSDAY'S DAILY carried a
"Michigan Manners" criticism
from a Marjorie Ruoss, wherein
the Michigan band and the Mich-
igan cheerleaders were found;
guilty of poor conduct. May I be1
permitted to answer this letter,
in the referral to the Michigan
band alone.
It is a custom between schools,
to follow certain rules. And if
a visiting band is in attendance.
here are some of those customs.
When the visiting team comes on
the field, pre-game or pre-last-
half, the visiting band welcomes
them with their fight song. As
soon as the Michigan team comes
on the field, the Michigan band
welcomes their team with our
own fight song. We do not wait
until the visiting band has f in-
ished-we burst out with the
greeting immediately on the
istry Seminar: Tues., Dac. 1, 4:15
p.m., Rm. 303, Chemistry Bldg.
Prof. E. F. Westrum, Jr. will speak
on "Chemistry of Neptunium."
Concert
The University Musical Society
will present the Don Cossack
Chorus, Serge Jaroff, conductor,
in the Second Annual Extra Con-
cert Series, Tues., Dec. 2, 8:30
p.m., Hill Auditorium. Conductor
Jaroff has built a pogram of folk
songs, religious music, and Rus-
siansoldier songs.
A limited number of tickets are
available at the offices of the Uni-
vesity Musical Society in Burton
Tower, and will be on sale at the
Hill Auditorium box office on the
night of the concert after 7 p.m.
Exhibitions
Architecture Building. Ex-
change exhibition of student work
from the College of Architecture
of the University of Illinois. Spon-
sored by the student branch of the
A.I.A.
Architecture Building. Century
of Photography; from the Muse-
um of Modern Art. Through De-
cember 15.
Events Today
The Congregational - Disciples
Guild: Fireside, 7:30-9 p.m., Guild
House. A Guild member will show
slides taken during his bicycle trip
through Europe and will speak on
the work being done by American
Youth Hostels in France.
Coming Events
Science Research Club: 7:30
p.m., Tues., Dec. 2, Rackham Am-
phitheatre.
Program: "Flow Visualization2
at Supersonic Speeds," by Eugen
i B. Turner, Department of Aero-
nautical Engineering. "Sodiur
eRestriction in the Treatment of
High Blood Pressure," by J. Mar-
ion Bryant, Department of Inter-
nal Medicine.
Introduction of new members.
-'
Spanish Play: Preliminary try.
outs for the Spanish play will b
h eld Monday and Tuesday, De-
cember 1 and 2, from 4 to 6 p.m.
in Rm. 408 RL.

Graduating Outing Club, meet
for ice-skating or hiking, 2:30
a p.m., Sun., Nov. 30, northwest en-
y trance, Rackham Bldg. Sign u
A at Rackham check desk bef ore
noon Saturday. All graduate stu-
- dents welcome.
4.
- A.I.Ch.E. Meeting, Mon., Dec. 1,
- 7:30 p.m., Rm. 318, Michigan Un-
- ion. 'Ensian picture will be taker
Prof. C. T. Olmstead will delivera
- talk on "Registration of Engi-
neers."
- Russian Circle: 8 p.m., Mon.
Dec. 1, International Center. AL
K, interested students are welcome.
- IRA: Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Michi-
- gan Union, Mon., Dec. 1. Plan c
action to be "briefed" on curreni
d "Operation Haircut." Everyone or
f campus is invited.
l,
Young Progressive Citizens o
Michigan: Meeting, Dec. 1, Mon.
7:30 p.m., Michigan Union. Elec.
tion of officers. Activation of prc
- gram. All interested invited.

Letters to the Editor...

team's appearance. When we go
away with the team, the same
procedure is followed. Nether of
us figure to be trying to drown out
the other, nor to be showing bad
manners.
Incidentally, when the visiting
team brings no band with them,
the Michigan band greets the
first appearance of the visiting
team on the field by playing their
own fight song as a greeting-we
switch to our own as soon as our
own team comes on the field.
Next point is this. Any band
always bursts out as soon as their
team makes a touchdown. If the
other band should happen to be
playing at that time, it makes no
difference, the band of the scoring
team always bursts out in the col-
lege marching song. This often re-
sults in such a condition as oc-
curred during the OSU game, with
both bands playing at once, but
no one in complete knowledge of
collegiate custom is ever offended.
During time outs, the custom is
for the visiting band to play the
first one, the home team the sec-
ond one, and then to alternate.
This was fpllowed during the OSU
game.
I hope that this explanation by
a mere outsider will suffice to sat-
isfy Miss Ruoss and others who
are interested. Am merely a rather
sincere follower of both the Mich-
igan Team and the Michigan
band.
-G. I. Hoag.
Yost Anecdote
To the Editor:
WAS UNABLE to listen to
"Campus Quarter" over WPAG
this morning. I should like, how-
ever, to mention a conversation
with Coach Yost some years ago,
unless this instance was related
over the radio.
A few years after the appear-
ance of "The Victors," at the
finish of one of Michigan's cus-
tomary victories, Mr. Elbel -said
to Coach Yost. "Aren't you glad
I wrote 'The Victors'?" The Coach
at once said that he was glad,
that they liked very much to sing
the selection, and that the whole
University was glad he wrote it.
Then Mr. Yost with, I imagine, a
twinkle in his eye, asked, "Aren't
you glad you came to a school
where you could write 'The Vic-
tors'?"
-George E. Carrothers.
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To the Editor:
WE WERE TWO of the many
unlucky people who spent
Thanksgiving in Health Service.
Naturally, on that day, we had,
memories of our previous Thanks-
givings.
In spite of the gloom attendant
with the prospect of spending a
holiday in Health Service, we
want to thank the doctors, nurses,
and aids for making us so com-
ifortable. We are especially grate-
ful to the cooks for the delicious
dinner which was served. The sin-
cerity of the staff was not only
evident on that particular day but
was continuous throughout our
entire stay.
-BettyJean Himelhoch.
Ella May Randall.
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High Prices
To the Editor:
r(THANKS to a recently published
letter by Mr. McMorris, I have
been reminded once again of the
excessive blue book prices. The
unwarranted high prices of all
school supplies has both puzzled
and angered me for some time,
even though I am fortunate
enough to obtain my books and
expendables simply by sighing a
requisition blank.
Possibly the fact that there are
so many veterans who don't have
to painfully shell out cash for
their supplies gives us a fairly
good expanation of these high
prices. It makes pretty good bus-
iness sense to charge the highest
possible prices, especially when no
one will challenge this practice.
If there was some method by
which students could alleviate the
situation such letters as this
wouldn't be necessary. This is
where the prevailing condition of
high prices is especially unfortu-
nate. To keep peace in the com-
munity, the University must bow
to the pressure of the local "Mer-
chant's League" and declare its
opposition to such "commercial"
and "private enterprise" undertak-
ings that would attempt to'bring
commodities down to the level of
the average student's pocketbook.
The Union and the League will
continue to match the prevailing
prices because it is not their policy
to disturb the high cost of living
that has been established in our

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