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CLOUDY, COOLER

VOL. LIX, No. 127 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 1949

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Government
Chaotic, Says
Prof. Pollock
Executive Lack
Of Control Cited
"The government in Washing-
ton is completely out of control,"
Prof. James K. Pollock, a mem-
ber of the Hoover commission for
the reorganization of the govern-
ment, told a meeting of the Mich-
igan Exchange clubs last night.
"The President is not in com-
mand of the government; depart-
ment heads don't rule their de-
partments, and Congress is not
in control 'of the executive
branch," declared Prof. Pollock,
chairman of the political science
department.
THE FEDERAL government is
over-burdened and it violates
every principle of administrative
organization, he added.
Prof. Pollock said that the re-
sulting ineffectiveness and ex-
cessive expense has caused ser-
ious discontent. "It discredits
the whole democratic system."
"It was with a realization of
these facts, and of the need to
put our own house in order in a
critical period of world history
that Congress instituted the Hoo-
ver commission two years ago."
THE COMMISSION sent out 24
groups of distinguished citizens
to investigate all aspects of the
government, and on the basis of
their reports made their recom-
mendations, he said.
"Besides lack of control, other
basic faults in structure found
were duplication in Federal
agencies and red tape which
sometimes made purchasing
procedures more costly than the
purchases themselves."
He noted thaththe Commission
recommended the President be
equipped with a staff secretary to
find out what the various depart-
ments are doing and so give him
effective command of them.
An office of Accountant-Gen-
eral was also proposed to put the
accounting procedure in order, he
said. , , ,
"AT PRESENT the'e is no ef-
fective audit in the federal gov-
ernment, and Congress doesn't
know enough about the govern-
ment's financial standing to real-
ly control the budget."
Prof. Pollock stressed the role
of Congress and the people in see-
ing that the Commission's pro-
posals are acted upon.
"The country can wallow along
as it has in the past. Or it can
choose, by enactment of the pro-
gram, to make the government
efficient and practical," he de-
clared.
City Lawyer
To Fill Grand
Jury Position
Attorney General Stephen J.
Roth yesterday named local attor-
ney George J. Burke, Jr. to repre-
sent his office on the grand jury
staff investigating alleged em-
bezzlements in the administration
of former county treasurer Clyde
D. Fleming.
Simultaneously, Circuit Judge
James R. Breakey, Jr., the one-

man grand jury, announced in
court that the Fleming case was
being turned over to visiting Cir-
cuit Judge Raymond Fox of Kala-
mazoo.
* * *
THE ROTH appointment came
following a conference with Judge
Breakey and Prosecutor Douglas
K. Reading. Burke was sworn in
as staff member yesterday morn-
ing.
Judge Breakey also ordered a
24-hour guard posted on both
the county treasurer's office in
the courthouse and the city
treasurer's office in Ypsilanti
to protect records against fire.
Hearings by the grand jury staff
began last night according to an
agreement made by Judge
Breakey with a representative
from Roth's office.
Board Announces
New Appointees
David Shuart, '50. Grand Rap-

POOLED PURCHASING POWER:
Eating Club Plans
To Lower Prices
Eating Club-$9.50 a week.
Signs to this effect will soon appear on campus as a result of a
meeting last night where 15 students outlined a plan to pool purchas-
ing power of 500 students to eat at low prices.
MELVIN BLONDY, Grad., who originated the idea along with Jerry
Rees, Grad., and Douglas Miller, '47, was elected temporary chairman
of the organization.
Sample menus presented to the group by Blondy, included
three meals on weekdays and dinner on Sunday. Costs were figured
---- on highest quality foods served

Daily-Barth
HOWARD ELLIS
... speaks again today
Ellis Sees
Extended
Inflation
The post-war inflation will be
with us for a long time to come,,
according to Howard Ellis, presi-
dent of the American Economic
Association.
. "A strong set of monetary con-
trols must be legislated if we ever
hope to have a stable economy,"
he told members of the Econorhic
Club last night.
* * *
PROF. ELLIS, who will speak
again at 4:15 p.m. today in Rack-
ham Amphitheater on "The Econ-
omist's Way of Thinking", said
that during the war years we cre-
ated more money than we fan let
people spend.

in ample quantities Blondy said.
Under present plans, the club
will go into operation April 18, at
211 South State St. under the di-
rection of Miller.
A TRIAL PERIOD for interested
students will begin April 14, serv-
ing eating club style meals at reg-
ular cafeteria prices, Blondy said.
Breakfasts on the sample
menu included juice, choice of
eggs or cereal, toast or rolls and
drink. Lunch included soup, a
main course, vegetables, pota-
toes and desert.
The evening meal outlined by
Blondy consisted of juice, a meat
course, potatoes, vegetables, salad,
bread, butter, desert and drink.
"The $9.50 figure covers high
quality food at present prices,"
Blondy reported.
MENUS WOULD be varied with
the members of, the organization
deciding on the quality of food
served through elected represen-
tatives, the group decided.
Blondy said that as a group,
students could make the system
work.
Blondy said that students in-
terested in the plan could phone
him at 7211.
Members of the committee in-
cluded Blondy, tRees, Cheryl Yo-
shiahra, Don Palmer, Cal Klyman,
Al Harris, Ralph Sosin, Norman
Rappaport, Lyn Marcus, Irv Goff-
man, John Morris, Bob Tropp,
Toyoaki Yamada, Don Gossen and
Sally Holston.
Petitions Due
Today for SL,
Class Offices

Rent Bill
Passes Joint
Committee
Vote Seen Today
In Senate, House
WASHINGTON-(P)-A Senate-
House committee agreed yesterday
on a compromise 15-month ex-
tension of rent controls, but the
measure ran into some trouble in
the Senate.
After long wrangling, Senate-
House conferees came to terms on
a provision directing that rents
be fixed at a level giving landlords
a "fair net operating income."
THE BILL also would let states,
cities, towns and villages scrap
rent controls if the state governor
approved.
The compromise still must be
ratified by both the Senate and
House before it can be sent to
President Truman. Time ' is
running short. The present rent
law expires at midnight Thurs-
day.
Apparently because many Sen-
ators already had left for home,
administration leaders decided to
put off Senate action until today.
The House is expected to act
then, too.
BUT THE measure was pre-
sented to the Senate officially yes-
terday and it promptly stirred a
round of protest.
The provision under attack
was the one requiring the
housing expediter to fix relit
ceilings at a level which would
give landlords a "fair net op-
erating income."
Senators Ferguson (Rep., Mich.)
and Taft (Rep., Ohio) contended
the provision is too vague. They
said it isn't clear what is meant
by a "fair income" and just how
it would be determined.
THE BILL WAS defended by
Senators Maybank (Dem., S.C.)
and Sparkman (Dem., Ala.). They
said there are adequate guideposts
for the housing expediter to use
in arriving at a fair income for
landlords.
Before the debate started, Sen-
ator Bricker (Rep., Ohio) told a
reporter the bill is "an absurdity
and a sham" so far as providing
relief for landlords is concerned.
The "fair net operating income"
provision was included in. lieu
of a Senate bill clause which
would have boosted many rents
10 per cent and a House one as-
suring landlords "a reasonable re-
turn on the reasonable value" of
their property.
'Boody Pul'
Gargoyle Goes
On Sale Today
Aiding and abetting the Plant
Department's efforts to grow grass
on campus, the Gargoyle's Bloody
Pulp issue goes on sale today.
Luridly lascivious and printed
on pulpy paper, The Bloody Pulp
is guaranteed to forever satiate
student desires for pulp magazines.
If one is to trust the editors of this
traumatic publication, which one
should rarely do, all the stories
were written by a fellow named
Proust.
* * *

THESE INCLUDE such tantaliz-
ingly titled works as "I Was a Darn
Nice Girl," "Murderer's Gulch,"
"The Eternal Feminine," and
"Hermit of the Void." For the
more serious minded, there are al-
ways the ads.
Wildly gesticulating Ga r g.
salesmen will be stationed at the
Diag, the Engine Arch, behind
Angell Hall, and other parts of
campus that are already over-
crowded.
Students too shy to approach
the hysterical hucksters may ob-
tain copies at the Student Publi-
cations Building, according to
Douglas Parker, sometimes Greek
scholar who doubles as editor.
Holding back inflation, the Gar-
goyle's Bloody Pulp still sells for
25 cents.
Forsythe Hits
Extra Visitors

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Daily--Ltnanilan
HIT 'EM AGAIN-More than 130 football hopefuls reported to head coach Bennic Oosterbaan
yesterday for the first day of spring practice. Ab)vc are a few of the gridders working with a
blocking dummy in the initial preparation for the defense of the national title won by the
Wolverines in 1948. Twenty-two returning lettermen are expected to bolster Michigan's chancesĀ°
for a title repeat.

SA T L 4tunch Purchase

Tomorrow

'A FINE THING':
Conductor Busch Lauds
Worid Peace Conference

Today is the last day for
pus politicos to turn in their
tions for class offices and
dent Legislature seats.

cam-
peti-
Stu-

"Tight money
further taxation,
the problem," he

control, not
is the key to
declared.

"The theories advanced during
the depression years disregarded
money controls to such a degree
that we have completely underes-
timated it as a source of economic
stabilization."
* * *
ACTUALLY a stable volume of
steady flowing bank loans, con-
trolled by a powerful central gov-
ernment agency, is the only way
to end the violent booms and
busts of the past, he said.
"Money controls are far more
impersonal, flexible and useful
than tax manipulations and are
therefore more compatible with a
free enterprise system. Not sad-
dled with complex administration,
they can be gauged to an ever
changing economic situation."

The forms will be accepted from
3 to 5 p.m. at the election peti-
tions window in the lobby of the
Administration Building.
Students must clip a slip of
paper to their petitions with their
names written out as they want
them to appear on the ballot ac-
cording to Duane Nuechterlein,
'5.BADd, SL election committee
chairman.
The petitions will go to the Men's
Judiciary Council to be checked
for compliance with election rules
and regulations.
Meanwhile, Legislature candi-
dates will meet at 4:30 p.m. tomor-
row, in Rm. 3D, Union.
They will hear SL member Tom
Walsh explain the rudiments of
Roberts' Rules. They will also be
given questionnaires concerning
their viewpoints on campus issues.
Answers to the questions will ap-
pear in The Daily.

By JO MISNER
The Cultural and Scientific
Ccnference foraWorld Peace is a
"fine thing", according to Con-
ductor Fritz Busch.
But the well-known musician
who guest-conducted the Chicago
Symphony here Sunday felt that
Shostakovich's statement defend-
ing criticism of his music by the
Russian government was uttered
under pressure.
** *
"HE HAD TO say it," Busch!
said, referring to Shostakovich's
statement that government criti-
cism "brings me much good. Ix
helps me bring my music for-
ward."
Busch said, "I have conduct-
ed in Russia many times-30
years ago-20 years ago-later.
I knew Shostakovich as a boy."
On the basis of this experience,
Busch seemed to think that Shos-
takovich was not saying what he
really felt. "But what else could
he do?" Busch said.
* * *
THE CONFERENCE as a whole,
though, may lead to better under-
standing between this country
and Russia, Busch felt. He said
that he had underwritten the
Conference at the request of Olin
Downes.
Busch was less voluble but
equally expressive on other con-
troversial issues in the music
world.
The German - born conductor,
who left a life-time contract with

the Dresden Opera in 1933 as a
protest against Adolph Hitler, had
little to say for Pianist Walter
Gieseking and even less for Con-
ductor Wilhelm Furtwangler.
* *-*
(BOTH MEN stayed in Ger-
many and played during the Hit-
ler regime. Gieseking was to have
appeared in New York January 24,
but returned home without play-
ing. Furtwangler was reportedly
offered a contract to conduct the
Chicago Symphony next season,
but negotiations were cancelled
several weeks ago.)
To the query about Gieseking,
Busch said only, "He's a good
pianist."
And what about Furtwangler?
Busch grimaced.
"Let's talk about Ann Arbor.
I like it fine here."
Dean Cancels
SlatedTalky
Mystery still shrouds the reason
for the last-minute telegram by
Dean Hayward Keniston of the
literary college saying that he
could not speak as scheduled at
the education panel of the world
peace conference Sunday in New
York.
He was to speak on "Academic
Freedom." Efforts to reach him in
Cambridge, Mass., where he is vis-
iting his son, were unsuccessful.

'U Dbaters,
Cornell Argue
Education Aird
Teams Fight Issue
Of Federal Grants
Varsity debaters last night took
issue with a Cornell team on the
question of federal aid to educa-
tion.
Taking the affirmative stand,
first University speaker Nafe Kat-
-ter. '49, declared that educational
facilities are deficient in the Unit-
ed States.
* * *
BECAUSE THE STATES are
unable to cope with the situation,
the federal government must take
over the job, Katter said.
Second University speaker
Alan Kidston, '52, said that the
states alone cannot meet the
needs for 90,000 teachers a year.
Only 20,000 teachers are an-
nually procuredhedeclared.
(The Associated Press reported
that top officials of the National
Educational Association meeting
in Philadelphia called for approv-
al of federal aid to education yes-
terday.)
On the negative side, Hyman
Etkind of Cornell said in effect
that money is not the most im-
portant aid to education.
* * *
HE .ATTACKED .unfavorable
attitudes, segregation, graft, cor-
ruption and inefficiency in com-
munities.
Financial aid of any sort is
impossible where prejudices
exist in the community, accord-
ing to Alvin Arnold, second
speaker for Cornell.

ickets Give
Nationwide
Price Cuts
Rush Sale for
Vacation Period
Purchase cards will go on sale
tomorrow.
The cards-which cost $1-will
bring students substantial dis-
counts in the purchase of goods
in five Ann Arbor stores, more
than thirty in nearby Detroit and
in hundreds of stores throughout
the nation where the National
Student Association Purchase
Card System is in effect.
PURCHASE CARDS will be sold
from 1 to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow
through Friday, in the lobby of
the Administration Building, to all
tudents with identification cards,
Cathy Houston, '49, chairman of
3 Student Legislature sub-com-
:nittee for PCS, said.
She explained that the sale
was being rushed in order that
students might make use of the
cards during vacation.
Discounts from 10 to 50 per
cent are available through use of
the cards in all stores under con-
tract to NSA, until the cards ex-
pire, November 1.
IN ANN ARBOR, students will
be able to parlay their cards into
savings on shoe repairs, records,p
beauty treatments, flowers, appli-
ances, auto repairs, gas, oil, car
washing and grease jobs.
In Detroit, discounts may be
had on laundry, dry cleaning,
clothing, shoes, books, tires, bat-
teries, college supplies, lug ge,
small radios, typewriters and
diamonds.
Lists of cooperating merchants
in both cities will be available
when the Purchase Cards go on
sale.
LATER THE Purchase Card
Committee hopes to sign up other
merchants, according to Miss
Houston.
Meanwhile, students who ex-
pect to travel far over the vaca-
tion may use their cards in
New York, Chicago, Washing-
ton, D.C., Louisville, Miami, Mil-
waukee, Buffalo and Bethlehem,
Pa.
The secret of the purchase card
savings lies in "harnessing pur-
chasing power" and channeling it
to merchants who are willing to
accept the increase in gross rev-
enue and smaller percentage of
profit, according to Miss Houston.
Thomas Will
Speak Here
Tomorrow
Norman Thomas, American So-
cialist leader, will be in Ann Arbor
tomorrow and Thursday, under
the sponsorship of the Democratic
Socialist Club.
Thomas' program for tomorrow
includes a dinner at 6 p.m. at a lo-
cal cafeteria and a talk at 8 p.m.
at Architecture Auditorium on "Is
the Fair Deal Socialism"?
FOLLOWING THE talk, a re-
ception will be held at Lane Hall
by the Student Religious Associa-
tion at which students will have an
opportunity to meet Thomas,

On Thursday, he will lead dis-
cussions in several classes in the
political science and sociology
departments on civil rights, the
socialist view of the Atlantic
Pact, and the concept of the
welfare state.
Thomas, who has been the So-
cialist candidate for president six
times, polled 150,000 votes in the
1948 election.
Further information about the
Thomas dinner may be obtained
by contacting Pat Stiteshat 5058
Stockwell, who is in charge of
reservations.

THE MICHIGAN STORY-
eal ingArts Schools
Made Rapid Progress
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the tenth si-ottemoflcusa
in a series of articles presentin siX-month terms of lectures
the highlights in the history of the a year's work under a reputa
University of Michigan. Contributors
to today's installment-the first of physician.
four dealing with the individual With Dr. Abram Sager as d
schools and colleges - weresFran the school grew rapidly. Wi
Ivick, Peter Ilotton, John Davies, Don
Kotite and John Neufeld. ten years, more students were
By ROBERT WHITE rolled in the Michigan col
ThB RtoBR Michithan in any of the leading m
made up of many chapters -each ical departments in the count:
one separate and distinctive in it- Medical studies were cent
self. in a building specifically ere
for the department-the t
The present series can not hope building on campus.
to deal with the more than 100 * * *
academic and administrative divi- NOTABLE ADDITIONS to
sions of the University. Still, at plan soon followed. The Unive
least a glimpse of the growth of Hospital had its beginningi
the fourteen schools and colleges revamped professor's house,

and
able
ean,
thin
en-
ilege
med-
ry.
ered
cted
hird
the
rsity
in a
and

DISCUSS STUDENT GOVERNMENT:
SL Participates i isconsin Parley

Delegates from more than 40
colleges and universities in the
Middle West gathered at Madison
last week for the University of
Wisconsin Centennial Symposium
on Student Government.
Inspired by the natural beauty
of the Wisconsin campus located
on the hills overlooking Lake Men-
dota, representatives of student
governments from all types of
higher educaetion institutions dis-

Dynamics" focused its study on
the problem of developing the
functional capacities of a stu-
dent government and of estab-
lishing it as the real leader of
campus activities and opinion.
It was stressed that any stu-
dent government must clearly out-
line its objectives and keep its
goals clearly ahead of it, instead of
haphaztardly facing individual

ing a student's first semester in
college, an officers' train';;g pro-
gram and the development of a
"big brother" relationship
among campus leaders and new
students.
* * *
THE THIRD workshop tackled
the problem of "The Role of the
Student in the Administration of
Higher Education."

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