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WHILE THE COST of living rages on at
gan all time high, and even decent hous-
ng remains beyond the reach of millions of
.amilies, the American consumer breathless-
ly watches reports that the price index is
falling. Each time a Washington economist
announces an adjustment in comodity
costs, the nations journals scream the news
across their front pages. "The new era of
DEFLATION has arrived.
Housewives gladly greet the evening
headlines that the whistling newsboy
flings onto the front porch. Commuting
'usiness men riding homeward feel glows
of satisfaction as they read the glad tid-
ings. And from the offices of the National
Association of Manufacturers, one hears
faint murmurs of "we told you so." The
new era of DEFLATION has arrived.
So turbulent has been the announcements
hat the consumer public has fallen into a
.rance. A warm smugness has crept acrossI
the nation. Big businessmen have begun to
contemplate wage cut, and the depressed
white collar workers have dreams of juicy
thick tenderloin steaks.
Perhaps a trend has been started, but
there is little cause for celebration yet. The
drop that has taken place is somewhere
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

under one percent, a piddling amount com-
pared to the rises that shocked the nation
during the past few years.
The statistical index, causing all this
furor also tells some sad tales. In the
period that preceded this magnificent drop
of one percent, one can see on the same
index that the cost of living skyrocketed
169 per cent. That is a hard fact for our
rugged enthusiasts to swallow.
Few Americans will forget the date, June
30, f946, the day that price controls ended.
The ensuing months heralded a series of
price increases that forced many families
to the wall. The promises of pressure groups
for a normal readjustment never material-
ized, as any clear headed person in 1946
could foresee.
Yet, midst the wild enthusiasm that
shakes the nation today one sees the same
promises repeated. Blazing headlines pre-
dict the end of a deflation, and the public
is lulled to sleep by promises that can
realistically never materialize.
This is the time for a clear headed analy-
sis of the facts!
It might be that prices will descend slow-
ly, but to hail a one percerft decrease as the
beginning of a price collapse, is to assume
far more than even the most irrational econ-
omist would dare to state.
If the consumer has fallen under such a
trance already, an assured awakening will
come the very next time he buys a loaf of
bread. It still is eighteen cents plus tax, and
probably will be for a long time to come.
--Herbert H. Cohen


Israel Achievement

IT IS RATHER startling to discover among
the travel advertisements of such well-
worn tourist spots as Bermuda, Cuba, Italy
and France, several inducements offering
trips to Israel. These tours have been ar-
ranged in conjunction with the coming first
anniversary celebration of the new state and
are sponsored by various travel agencies lo-
cated chiefly in New York.
The inauguration of a system of auth-
orized tours is not quite the kind of thing
we have been anticipating in Israel's pro-
gress. Our concern has been so centered
around UN partitions, Arab treaties, and
British maneuvers that Israel's internal
development has escaped our notice. We
have viewed the Jewish state only in the
light of world peace and the effect that
continued warfare in the Holy Land might
have upon it.
Yet, in the midst of her chaotic foreign
relations, Israel has been turning into a
well-functioning unit, acquiring the char-
acteristic properties of a long-established
state. She has been making provisions for'
the admission of the many immigrants who
are flocking to her borders.
She has put into operation railway, tele-
graph, and telephone facilities, a program
of public works, an efficient police force,
and a school system to provide education
for the youth of Israel.
Two wireless stations, Kol Israel and
Kol hierushalayim, are already in opera-
tion, while Hebrew, English, and Arabic
presses supply Israeli readers with the
The very day after proclaiming her inde-
pendence, Israel issued her own postage
stamps. The new nation has even acquired

an orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, to
further her cultural development.
The Ministry of Justice has provided for
the functioning of an Israeli court system;
the Ministry of Finance has inaugurated a
revenue program which includes income tax-
es, customs, and excise duties; the Ministry
of Social Welfare has put into effect meas-
ures guaranteeing old-age and health insur-
ance, equal pay for men and women, and
the prohibition of child labor; and the Min-
istry of Minority Affairs has authorized in-
stitutions to preserve Arab cultural auton-
omy as a part of its efforts to protect the
rights of Arabs and Christians in Israel.
Israel no longer regards herself as a
nation still in the process of being "tried",
an estimation which we are prone to put
upon her. This is well shown by the self-
confidence with which she has accom-
plished her internal advancement. It is
also revealed by the fact that the newly
inaugurated trips to the Jewish state have
acquired a definite national character:
the travel agencies bear such names as
Israeli Tours and United Israeli Tours,
Inc.; and one of the trips is to be made on
a boat christened Star of Judea.
We may find it difficult to believe that
almost a whole year has passed since the
birth of Israel, but the new state proudly
proclaims the coming of her first anniver-
sary by officially opening her territory to
tourists. That she has developed a working
government capable of such action is pro-
phetic of what we can expect from a nation
whose people are profoundly determined to
achieve for her not merely legal recognition,
but acceptance in terms of international
thinking. We should no longer hesitate to
accord her this.
-Nancy Bylan

DANNY POLO and his clarinet are well
remembered by the mouldy figs (pre-
1941 collectors) of the jazz world. Danny
has been playing good dixieland since h
started with the New Orleans and Cii go
Rhythm Kings, and recently he has been
making a name for himself in Europe. Dur-
ing an engagement with the Bert Ambrose
orchestra in London, Danny gathered a few
fellow dixielanders for a recording date with
London, Records. Danny Polo's Dixieland
Jazz (London album, 67) was the result, a r
it is now available to the public in evidence
of Europe's contributions to an American
tradition. The musicians will probably ae
unfamiliar to the listening public here in
America, and there is but one standard tune
in the album of eight sides. Nevertheles,
this album should provide much listening
pleasure by the addition of a little Continen-
tal flavoring to an old dixieland dish.
I'm Beginning to Miss You and Dreamer
With A Penny (Victor 20-3355) represent
both sides of Bill Lawrence's first fling in
the recording business. Bill is new to the
realm of popular male vocalists, but his
popularity has been growing fast ever
since his first break on the Arthur God-
frey show. You and Penny are two pleas-
ant tunes greatly enhanced by Bill's gentle
touch, well phrased ideas, and fine tenor
voice. Bill puts a lot of feeling into these
songs and is aided by the complementary
background provided by Henri Renee's
Alphabetically speaking, Perry Como's lat-
est release, A-You're Adorable (Victor, 20-
3381) should rate an "A". Perry does a fine
jbb with this novelty, assisted by the Fon-
tane Sisters and the clever orchestration of
Mitchell Ayres. Russ Case and company
back Perry on the flip-over, When Is Some-
time, taken from the "Connecticut Yankee"
film. The emphasis is placed upon a heavy
background from the string section, and
both sides seem to be void of any disturb-
ing brassy passages.
After hearing Corn Bread (Victor, 20-
3326) by the Erskine Hawkins orchestra,
we feel that the "Twentieth-Century Gab-
riel" is weak on a few points that keep his
band from becoming one of the best swing
aggregations in the country. This side, done
in the old semi-boogie style, exhibits some
fine solo work done by experienced sidemen.
The rhythm section and arranging, how-
ever, lack the depth and drive that has put
bands like Count Basie's on top, Bewildered,
the coupling, is a blues vocal by Jimmy Mit-
chelle. Jimmy sounds strained and unsure
of himself, although this may be due to
the over arranged background; we feel that
he would -do a better job, singing with a
small combo.
AIRING OF THE practice room problem
in the University's music school was
one of the sidelights of Phi Mu Alpha Sin-
fonia's forum "Do Music Schools Meet Our
After a brief discussion, one of the stu-
dents remarked that this was the time for
"realities rather than potentialities" -
that discussing the inadequacies of the
present music school buildings was out of
place when State Legislators had vetoed
all buildings appropriations for the Uni-
Instead, he suggested the discussion cen-
ter around "some sort of integration among
It seems questionable, though, whether
this is the practical thing to do. Even if
appropriations seem a long way off, should
the need for a new building'be ignored until
Legislature Santa Clauses decide to plunk
down funds for construction?

According to music students, those who
don't care to wait in lne half a day to
get a practice room for an hour or two
are forced to "politely oust" faculty mem-
bers from their offices. Others practice in
every nook and cranny they can find-
including the Burton Tower elevator.
And the practice room situation is only
half of the picture. Music school produc-
tions are strung over high school auditor-
iums, the Rackham Auditorium and Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre because the school has
no large auditorium of its own with cur-
Over 500 music students are forced to
spend many much-needed minutes each
day walking from one to another of the
seven widely-scattered music school build-
Can any real integration of music school
take place under these conditions?
At present, the attitude of many music
students seems to suggest that of friends
discussing poor weather. It's something they
don't like but can't do much of anything
It would seem wiser to me if music stu-
dents would voice the need for a new build-
ing through the Music School Assembly and
other important music organizations.
Perhaps starting on a new music build-
ing is out of the question this year. But
plans may be just as nebulous next year
and the year after that if students do not
make an organized effort to publicize the
need for a new building.
-Jo Misner

Publication in The Daily Official
Bulletin 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
2552 Administration Building, by 3:00
p.m. on the day preceding publica-
tion (11:00 a.m. Saturdays).
SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 1949
VOL LIX, No. 126

"It's The Same Thinig Divided Into Small Dogs"
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re - Apr .7.s- C

Spring Recess
evening, April 1.
Monday morning,

Letters to the EditorN-

begins Friday
Classes resume
April 11.

Summon Our Impudence

Forestry Assembly: 11 a. M.,
Tues., March 29, Rackham Amphi-
theatre. Mr. George Banzhaf will
speak on "The Forester and the
Modern World". Awards will be
made of the Charles Lathrop Pack
Essay Prize, the Howard M. Wight
Award in Wildlife Management,
the Donald M. Matthews Award in
Forest Management, and the For-
estry Alumni War Memorial
Award. All students in the School
of Forestry and Conservation who
do not have non-forestry conflicts
are expected to attend and others
interested will be welcome.
For Men presently living in the
University Residence Halls: House
ITirectors will issue reapplication
forms. Such forms should be re-
turned to them during the period
March 28 to April 15.
Seniors in L.S.&A., Forestry, Ar-
chitecture, Music, and Public
Health schools will be able to pur-
chase announcements on Wednes-
day from 1:30 to 4:30 in the Ad-
ministration Bldg.
All students who wish to trans-
fer to the program in elementary
education for the fall of 1949
should file their applications in
the Office of the Dean of the
School of Education by May 1. Ap-
plicants subsequent to this date
cannot be assured of admission to
this program, as non-resident ap-
plicants also must be given con-
sideration, and facilities for train-
ing are now used to the maximum.
Phi Eta Sigma: Certificates are
now available in the Office of Stu-
dent Affairs for those who were
initiated into Phi Eta Sigma on
January 12.
The Kroger Co. will have a rep-
resentative here on Wed., March
30, to interview men for store man-
ager positions. Appointments must
be made on Monday only. Call
Ext. 371, or stop in the office,
3528 Admin. Bldg.
The Overseas Personnel Office
of the Standard Oil Co. will have
a representative here on Thurs.
and Fri., March 31 and April 1, to
interview students for positions
with their Lago Oil & Transport
Co. in Aruba and the Creole Pe-
troleum Corp. in Venezuela. They
are interested in unmarried sen-
iors expecting degrees in account-
ing, business administration, and
industrial engineering. For ap-
pointments and further informa-
tion, call Ext. 371, or stop in the
office of the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, 3528 Admin. Bldg.
Occupational Information Con-
ference: Mr. H. B. Cunningham,
S. S. Kresge Co., will discuss their

executive training program; Mr.
D. C. Shirey, Mid-West Sales Man-
ager, Firestone Tire & Rubber Co.,
will discuss opportunities with his
organization -- with emphasis on
sales. Wed., March 30, 4:10 p.m.,
231 Angell Hall. All students in-
vited; there will be opportunity for
questions. Sponsored by Univer-
sity Bureau of Appointments.
University Community Center:
Willow Village
Sun., March 27, (Interdenomi-
national church program)
10:45 a.m.,rChurch service and
4:30 p.m., Discussion Froup.
5:30 p.m., Pot-luck supper.
Mon., March 28, 8 p.m., Coopera-
tive Nursery Board. Faculty Wives'
Club Executive Committee.
Tues., March 29, 8 p.m., Wives
Club. Hobby Show. Fashion Show
-Local Talent.
Wed., March 30, 3:45-4:45 p.m.,
Primary children's play group.
(Sponsored by interdenomination-
al church).
8 p.m., Ceramics. Bridge for be-
ginners. French class.
Thurs., March 31, 8 p.m., Cer-
amics. Water-color. Metal work.
University Lectures in Journal-
ism: Stanley S. Swinton, Associ-
ated Press foreign correspondent
and alumnus of the University of
Michigan, will address a campus
audience of journalism majors
and other interested University
students Mon., March 28, 3 o'clock
Rm. B, Haven Hall. "'Covering
Asia's Revolutions" will be his sub-
ject. SigmaDelta Chi members
will preside at the coffee hour fol-
lowing the lecture.
Lecture, auspices of the Depart-
ment of Fine Arts. First of three
lectures on "The Buddha in the
Cave" (illustrated). Alexander So-
per, Professor of Fine Art, Bryn
Mawr College. 4:15 p.m., Mon.,
March 28, Rackham Amphithe-
Lecture, auspices of the Depart-
ment of Fine Arts, Second of three
lectures on "The Buddha in the
Cave" (illustrated). Professor Al-
exander Soper, Bryn Mawr Col-
lege. 4:15 p.m., Tues., March 29,
Kellogg Auditorium.
Sir Harold Spencer Jones, F.R.S.
Astronomer Royal, Greenwich Ob-
servatory, will lecture Wed., Mar.
30, 8 p.m., Rackham Lecture Hall,
on the subject, "Is There. Life on
Other Worlds?"' This lecture,
sponsored by the Department of
Astronomy, is open to the public.
Academic Notices
Political Science 52 Hour Exam-
ination Wed., March 30, 10 a.m.
Mr. Eldersveld's and Mr. Vernon's
sections in 25 Angell Hall; Mr.
Abbott's and Mr. Bretton's sec-
tions in 231 Angell Hall.
Electrical Engineering Collo-
quium: Mon., March 28, 4 p.m.,
2084 E. Engineering. Mr. W. C.
Brown of the Raytheon Corp. will
speak on Microwave Magnetron
Engineering Development Prob-
Sports Instruction for Women:
Women students who have com-
pleted their physical education

The Daily accords its readers the
privilege of submitting letters for
publication in this column. Subject
to space limitations, the general pl-
icy is to publish in the order in which
they are received all letters bearing
the writer's signature and address.
Letters exceeding 300 words, repeti-
tious letters and letters of a defama-
tory character or such letters which
for any other reason are not in good
taste will not be published. The
editors reserve the privilege of con-
densing letters.
flear View
To the Editor:
r HERE IS nothing the average
young man likes better than
to see his name in print. He is
even more pleased if the occasion
should arise when his picture is
seen in a newspaper. However, I
regret deeply to have to complain
that my picture, -.vhich appeared
ic Thursday's Daily has caused
i..e no end of embarrassment. The
picture to which I refer appeared
among those taken at the IM open
house night. It shovs me taking
a beating at the hands of Tom
Gerhart in a wrestling match. As
if it wasn't bad enough for m ,o
get beaten, the people had to get
me in even worse shape by pub-
lishing a picture of my posterior
with my name under it.
All day friends have been greet-
ing me with, "nice picture of you,
Pete" or "bottoms up, Pete". Oth-
ers have been sneaking up behind
me, taking a look, and saying "Oh*,
now I recognize yoa, Pete".
T'n. not a hard guy to get along
with editors-I'm not even going
sue you. All I ask is that if ever
I should have the occasion to get
in the way of one of your photo-
graphers again, that I be lucky
enough to be facing him. I never
want to see my rear end in prinit
-Pete Behrendt
EDITOR'S NOTE: Sorry, Pete.
* * *
To the Editor:
MR. GUERRA, in his recent
letter, says that it is evident
that I am a Conservative. I should
like to say that such is neither
evident nor true. Perhaps I can
clear up the false impression in
this manner; I have no use for
Franco and Peron, and I think
that those who support them, be
they Cardinals or laymen, are
following a disastrous course. I do
not think the Hungarian Church
should own a million acres of
land, for history shows that when-
ever the Church owns more than
the schools, hospitals, orphanages,
and churches that are necessary
to carry on its wok, trouble
arises. I did defend Cardinal
Mindszenty's right to speak his
mind on the question though,
without such display of free
speech being a misdemeanor. On
this point, Mr. Guerra, the liberal
who deplores censorship, disagrees
with me. I honestly do not see
how he can hold such a position.
Ii might add that I think censor-
ship is stupid and inquisitions
even worse.
As for the question of serfs in
Hungary, I still .hold that there
are none, for a serf, as the word
has always been used, means being
bound to the land by law. As for
economic serfs, we have them in
America, but no one would say
that it was a country of serfdom
without adding that he was using
the word to mean something dif-
ferent from its commonly accept-
ed meaning.
As for the question of whether
or not Catholic Action has welded
dogma and temporal politics, Mr.
Guerra must know that such a
question could never be settled in
letters that we are asked to keep
under 300 words. Perhaps they

are-it depends largely on what
you define as being political and
what is religious. You know, it's
strange. If a Catholic country
doesn't put its beliefs into prac-
requirement may register as elec-
tives on Monday, Tuesday, and
Wednesday mornings (March 28,
29 and 30) in Office 15, Barbour
The Chicago Symphony Orches-
tra, Fritz Busch, guest conductor,
will be heard in the last concert
of the Choral Union Series at
7 p.m. today. Program: Verdi's
Overture to "Luisa Miller"; Haydn
Symphony in G major (Oxford);
Brahms' Variations on a Theme
by Haydn; and the Beethoven
Symphony No. 2 in D major.
Tickets will be on sale at the
Hill Auditorium box office at 6
p.m. today.
(Continued on Page 7)

Lice, its people are accused of be-
ing hypocrites, and if they do
they're accused of mixing religion
and politics,
-William Barnds.
* * *
Rent Control
To the Editor:
I WOULD LIKE to comment on
that curious editorial, "Rent
Control," by Roger Wellington. I
quote from it: "Rent control is
indefensible in a free-enterprise
economy." Mr. Wellington as-
sumes that free enterprise exists
in the United States, when noth-
ing could be farther from the
truth for these two reasons: 1-
Our government has been forced
to exercise increasing control over
business (e.g. Sherman Anti-Trust
Act, Clayton Act, Securities and
to sue you. All I ask is that im ever
my of free enterprise and has
created monopolies and other re-
strictions whenever possible. (E.g.,
cartel arrangements have kept the
highly superior nickel cadmium
battery off the U.S. market since
its sale began in Europe about
1935. Sourse: Consumer Reports,
March, 1948, pp. 101-103. "FTC
Warns Trusts Are Taking Over
Nation"-headline in In Fact, Aug.
30, 1948. The so-called "fair-trade"
laws are merely private monopoly
made legal.) To talk of free en-
terprise under such conditions is
Mr. Wellington makes much of
the fact that rent control is not
designed to "alleviate the short-
age of rental property." No one
ever expected it to. It was and is
a temporary measure to keep land-
lords from profiting from a tem-
porary advantage and squeezing
the life out of their tenants. So
the remark that "rent control has
no long-run objectives" is beside
the point. Its aims are of the
purely short-run variety.
Since I cannot say in 300 words
all I want to say about this very
interesting editorial, I suspend my
remarks here, to continue them at
the earliest opportunity.
-Darnell Roaten
To the Editor:
Thursday night, the Commit-
tee for Civil Rights passed the fol-
lowing resolution:
"The legalized lynching of six
Negroes for a crime that they did
not commit is a shameful indict-
ment of American justice. We de-
mand freedom for the Trenton
This resolution was sent in the
form of a telegramstoGovernor
Discoll of New Jersey.
-Sid Beinart




CAN REMEMBER when the slogan: "De-
fense Will Not Win the War" swept the
country. I can remember all the jokes we
used to make about the Maginot Line, and
the "Maginot Line psychology". I find my-
self remembering these things when I read
about the North Atlantic Defense Pact.
Curbrent Movies
At the Michigan e.
JOHN LOVES MARY from time to time.
HIS OVERGROWN high school senior
play is 'every bit as hilarious as the ad-
vertisements say.
Because of the rapid change of situation
and the number of characters who keep
flitting in and out of Mary's drawing room
in all sorts of complicated entanglements,
you get the impression this well-written
farce has been lifted bodily from its Broad-
kway stage. Its lack of story-continuity
makes it clear this is a play, rather than the
usual style of movie.
Most amazing about this production is
that the casting is excellent throughout,
with the possible exception of newcomer
Patricia Neal, who plays the female lead
and acts ill-at-ease before a camera. Spe-
cial credit should go to the comedy antics
of Jack Carson and Virginia Field, excel-
lent as an English chippie.
The plot of the play xs fantastic enough
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I have a real fear that we are going to
develop Maginot Line boredom behind
that pact. The trouble with defense as a
way of life is that it involves too many
games of checkers and too much waiting.
There's no period to it, or any hope of one.
Life in a bunker, whether it be made of
concrete or of treaties, is not the happiest
possible kind of life. It foresees no change
for the better, and has hope only that
things will not become worse. In the end,
it doesn't even make for stability, because
after enough expensive monotony the need
for change becomes as acute as hunger.
The real trouble with the pact is that
it's too perfect. Like many paper struc-
tures, it solves everything. All it leaves
out is the nature of man, which doesn't
want to defend, but wants to expand and
stretch, which doesn't want to stand guard
duty, but wants to live.
That's missing, as it usually is from tight
and perfect schedules. That is why I sug-
geted' recently that the signatories to the
pact ought in a body, and even in advance
of ratification, propose a conference with
Russia and the nations of her circle, for an
attempted settlement of outstanding prob-
I don't know what a little more impudence
could do for us, but it might do great things.
The trouble with all defense schemes, how-
ever massive, is that -they are at once de-
fiant and abject; they mingle the two
qualities, in curious fashion.
To illustrate what I mean, I don't know
if it mightn't have been more effective, more
crushing, at one stage in the postwar per-
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is there anything SPECIAL I
should know. Mrs. Baxter?

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Only that he has an
imaginary godfather


Well, Barnaby ... Tell me now,
where's Mr. O'Mallev foniaht?

EEEeeek! What's that?



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