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URSDAY, AUGUST 13, 1942
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P rice .eliig
HE DILATORY TACTICS of Con-.
T gress and the Administration in re-
gird to inflation and price control have reaped
a long-growing harvest in yesterday's decision
by the OPA to increase the price .ceilings of 400
No price ceiling will ever be effective so long
as the elements which determine the :prices of
any commodity are allowed to increase. Wages
and farm prices are still rising. Some 00 billion
dollars of excess purchasing power is still com-
peting for the reduced supply of consumption
gceds that remain available. Chain stores which
operate on small margins have been forced to
eliminate some items from their stocks because
they were losing money on them at the ceiling
prices. Many stores have -been selling items at
more than ceiling prices in an effort to keep
The applications under the hardship 'clause of
the general maximum price regulation code ex-
press only a fraction of the difficulties with this
price control. And the Worst is yet to come. Un-
less Congress takes immediate action to remedy
the underlying causes of this increase there will
be others and still others.
THE ADMINISTRATION has shown =painful
neglect and blind optimism by placing so
much hope in the voluntary purchase of war
bonds. The American people would have to buy
about 30 billion in war bonds yearly if this meth-
od of reducing purchasing power were to suc-
ceed. At the present time they aren't buying a
total of more than 10 .billion yearly. This means
that the remainder of this excess purchasing
power is being utilized to pull prices up 'from -
their ceilings. Deposits in commercial banks with
their expansive effects have gone up tremen-
dously in the last two years. The cumulative ef-
feet of rising wages, rising bank deposits, and
rising farm prices coupled with a .sharp reduc-
tion in the supply of goods can mean only rising
prices and inflation.
The thing to do now is to make sure that
-n further increases will be necessary. The
impositien of heavily regressive compulsory
savings is an absolute necessity. The treat-
ly increased wages of the lower classes must
ho drained away for the duration. Congress
was se atraid of ?ts coming elections that it
reglected this piece of dirty work. Now the
rsults of it. apathy and tmidity have
shown the voters that there can be 'no
choice. Either their wages will be lost in the
feim ef higher prices, or they will be taken
in compulsory. savings.
TlHE ALTERNATIVE to compulsory savings is
a sales tax. This type of taxation is not in
accord with the equality of sacrifice program,
but that never seems to bother Congress any-
way. As a political expedient it may be necessary
and would certainly be better than nothing. But
while there is a chance for a compulsory savings
prgram that would ultimately give labor the
benefits of its hard work dor victory it is better
to try to obtain such a system.
America owes it to herself, and to the rest of
the world to maintain as strong a domestic posi-
tien as possible, in order to supply future aid in
rebuilding the battered countries of Europe. The
p etvetion of inflation in America is a vital part
of this obligation. At last Congress should be
able to see the drastic effects of its failure to
WASIINGTON-It will probably be denied, but
last February the Soviet Government offered
the United States all its patents, information
and technical experience in making synthetic
rubber-and now, six months later, still has
received no reply.
The offer was made by Russian officials at a
meeting with Will Clayton, assistant secretary
of commerce and Jesse Jones's right hand man;
and with George H. Hill, Jr., vice president of
Jesse's Defense Supplies Corporation.
This was shortly before the fall of the Dutch
East Indies, but when its fall appeared immi-
Russia. realizing the danger to our rubber
sources, and being then the biggest synthetic
rubber producer in the world, offered its infor-
mation to the United States. The Soviet uses an
alcohol process for synthetic rubber, which it
developed, and published in its trade journal,
even before Germany.
However, the Rubber Reserve decided to use
a petroleum base for rubber instead of alcohol.
It clung to that thesis until recently when Con-
gress raised such a terrific furor over discrimi-
nation against midwest grain and contended
that Jesse. Jones was favoring the big oil com-
panies of Texas.
Note:-The Russians asked nothing in return
for their synthetic rubber information.
Basebatll Diplo mat
"Professor" Moe Berg, one-time Big League
baseball catcher, is going to Latin-America as
'an extraordinary good-will ambassaor. His
diplomatic mission is almost without parallel in
the annals of diplomacy.
The big ball player is being sent by the Rocke-
feller Office to improve relations between Amer-
ican troops and Latin-American citizenry wher-
ever U.S. soldiers are stationed below the Rio
Grande. He will also try to boost morale among
U. S. troops.
Moe Berg is a Princeton graduate, was captain
and shortstop on the Tigers' baseball team, also
learned Spanish and Portuguese. Later, he went
to the Brooklyn Dodgers, then to the Chicago
White Sox, the Cleveland Indians, and landed
People look for a lot of things in Gilbert and
Sullivan, mostly for a good time. Last night the
audience had a good time at the Repertory
Players' "Pinafore" ,
I think you can divide any Gilbert and Sulli-
van operetta into a couple of parts, the satire
and "the music. Either can stand alone. Last
night the music won out: as a whle there was
no unity tto the presentation, and all the humor
came either from the business or from isolated
phrases. I think the unity in Pinafore runs
:around Sir Joseph Porter, and the serio-comic
class struggle, but that didn't seem to go over
very well, mostly because nobody bothered to
emphasize it: the direction didn't seem quite
up to Gilbert's wit.
I don't think that matters very much, be-
cause the music was actually delightful, the
chorus was marvelous, the ensembles neat, and
the soloists were very fine as a whole. From the
overture, I got the impression of an orchestra
that was up to any musical comedy around.
Mr. Gall's conducting was vigorous and the
music sounded nice and pleasant and as good
as it should have (except for the french horns
which almost ruined two of Josephine's solos
from their constant off-key position). And the
opening chorus was done just well enough so
that I couldn't help anticipating an enjoyable
The thing I liked about the whole production
was that it didn't dodoize Savoy by making it
into something in which no changes should be
made without the backing of a doctor's thesis.
Little bits of new business were pleasant; some
were masterful-like when the sailor walked on-
stage and doubletook at the approaching bevy
of Sii Joseph's relatives.
As I said before, the sailor's, chorus was
good and vigorous; it was surpassed by the
chorus of females whose actions were less uni-
form and stagy, and whose intelligibility was a
trifle better. But I can't reemphasize enough
how nice the choral work was as a whole.
I think only one of the cast realized the po.
tentialities of her dramatic part-Josephine
(Donna Weiss), Most everybody else either
couldn't act at all. or acted with not enough
burlesque. Thus the Captain (Jack Secrist) had
-a completely winning personality, and a siooth
stage feeling. But he was more like Cap'n Briggs
of the Nancy Belle. a Yankee clipper out of
Gloucester, than a fine pompous blustering Brit-
isher. And Ralph (Maurice Gerow), though his
performance picked up towards the end, was
mostly too serious in his part. -Buttercup, (Mar-
garet Lunn) was the same way, though initially
handicapped by a lack of buxomness.
Robert Holmes acted not enough like Sir
Joseph Porter, K.C.B., and too much like Massa
Most of the soloists were good; if their voices
weren't. their diction was. But Mr. Gerow was
more than excellent as to voice and diction, liv-
ing up quite completely to my conception of a
nd G&S. tenor. Buttercun was audible. Can-
with the Washington Senators in time to help
win the 1933 pennant. Then for six years he
caught for the Boston Red Sox, and twice went
to Japan with Connie Mack's all-star team.
This week, Moe will leave for Panama, where
he will mingle with U.S. troops, then on to Ecua-
dor, Venezuela and Brazil, and to every Latin-
American country where our soldiers are sta-
TO THE EDITOR
Answer To Microme gas
To the Editor:
M ICROMEGAS really wants to feed
starving Europe! It is a worthy
thought, and consistent with his former articles.
But in a war one can hardly feed Europe with-
out feeding Germany. And one can hardly feed
Germany without aiding her. It is logical to as-
sume that Herr Hitler and his armies would al-
low food to enter their countries, but it is hardly
logical that they would allow it to feed the peo-
ples of other lands. By all reports the Germans
are not eating too well themselves, what with
"ersatz" this and that, and any food liable to
enter their lands, would without doubt abate
their own hunger before it helped the Greeks,
the French, etc.
It is true that men and women are dying in
the 'gutters all over the world, dying from star-
vation, but after experiences with the promises
of Hitler, it would be folly to send food to starv-
ing Europe, even under the assertions by Hitler
that he would leave the food unmolested. We are
fighting a war devoid of any pity for the indi-
vidual, a pattern set up by Hitler. Can we expect
to see Hitler permitting the weakening of his
"order", through feeding of the hordes by the
United Nations? Hitler is fighting a cruel war,
and he 'would not allow his death grip upon Eur-
ope to weaken by contact with the humanitar-
ianism of the United Nations, humanitarianism
evidenced by abundant food. He'd eat the food,
loosen his belt, and wallow on to more victories.
THE UNITED NATIONS cannot win this war
with kindness, with "humanitarianism~". They
have to win it with victories! The execution of
seven traitors or spies helps little if we then turn
about and feed thousands of Germans. Consis-
tent effort toward military victory will shorten
the suffering of Europe, but strengthening of
Germany's morale, by filling her stomach, could
only result in more suffering, for a longer peri-
If the United Nations can prosecute this war
to a successful conclusion, they can also fight
famine to the ground, successfully. But one thing
at a time, please. We'll win the war, but we can't
nullify our victories by boatloads of food, food
-ostensibly to feed the starving Europeans, the
starving Chinese. All of us hate war. Let us de-
votedly pledge our every effort to speedily con-
cluding this terrible debacle. Food sent to con-
quered nations will not bring closer the time
when we announce a new Armistice Day, a new
Allen Raymond, Sr.
T NEVER CHANGES, for four years it's the
same, you're always waiting for your laundry
bag. It isn't important, really, you can always
wear a shirt another time, and there are socks
that can be washed in the bowl. It's only that
you like to have it come, you like to know when
it's going to be in the hallway.
You can remember when the bag was new.
You were a Freshman and the original card say-
ing "stamps" was still behind the cellophane
window. It came more regularly then but that
isn't important either.
It makes you wish though that there wasn't
any war and that people would be quiet and go
to bed and that there were cool places in the
country where it was green.
IT MAKES YOU want to hear egg-beaters and
vacuum cleaners and to eat breakfast in the
morning. It makes you wish that you would
never see another Hamburger and that there
was a place in Ann Arbor where they served veg-
etable in big bowls.
It makes you wish, too, that people still had
cars and tires and gas and that they took rides
on Sunday afternoons, not long rides,-just so
they would be home- for supper.
It makes you remember that when you were in
high school you got up at 7:30 in the morning
and that there are people who punch time clocks
every day. It makes you remember too that when
you were small you thought that twenty was
very old and that grown people knew a lot of
THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 1942
VOL. LII No. 42-S
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letin are to be sent to the Office of the
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The University Bureau of Appoint-
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lowing United States Civil Service
Examinations. The closing date is
listed in each case.
Junior Investigator, $2,600 a year,
August 17, 1942.
Junior Custodial Officer, $2,040 a
year (Men only), August 31, 1942.
Departmental Guard, $1,500 a
year, No date listed.
Enginemen Needed (Steam-Elec-
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Further information may be had
from the notices which are on file
in the office of the Bureau of Ap-
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hours 9-12 and 2-4.
Engineers:-The United States
Army Air Force has just informed
us of an urgent need for Junior Engi-
neers in the Mechanical, Aeronauti-
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salary for these positions is $2,400 a
year. Positions are open up to $5,600
a year for those having additional
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Persons who are physically handi-
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positions. Any prospective applicant
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who have pledged 10% of their an-
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payroll savings plan or otherwise,
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Sale of War Bonds and Stamps
Are you interested in speaking
Spanish fluently? The Spanish Table
meets Monday through 'Friday until
the end of the Summer Session in
Room 103 of the Michigan Union to
afford just such practice to those
who are interested. Reservations may
be made in the Romance Languages
Carillon Programs: The bell cham-
ber of the Burton Memorial Tower
will be open to visitors interested in
observing the playing of the carillon
from 12 noon to 12:15 p.m. daily
from Monday, August 10, through
Friday, August 14, at which time
Professor Percival Price, University
Carillonneur, will present an infor-
Manuscripts for the summer Hop-
wood contest must be in the Hop-
wood Room by 4:30 p.m. this Friday,
R. W. Cowden
Psychology 31: A make-up mid-
semester will be given Thursday eve-
ning, August 13, at 7:00 p.m., in room
1121 Natural Science Building.
Mathematics 347, Seminar in Ap
plied Mathematics. Will meet Thurs-
On The Offensive
For the first time since Pearl Har-
bor, eight months ago, the combined
land, air and sea forces of the United
States have taken the offensive
against the enemy. The action in the
olomon Islands has every look, at this
istance, of being a major operation.
long planned and well implemented.
its purpose, obviously, is to over-
whelm and turn back the left, flank
f the long string of positions Japan
11as been organizing north of Austra-
lia. If it succeeds, the way will be op-
ned for further actions of a similar
We shall be fortunate, indeed, if we
1merge from this offensive without
considerable losses. Modern battles
cannot be won otherwise. But win or
lose, an operation of this nature,
sooner or later, was absolutely neces-
;ary. And until we have definite in-
ormation to the contrary, most of
is will go on feeling pretty sure that
e are not going to lose, in this, the
irst real test of our offensive-
"All this noise is sure a relief after working as a secretary and
listening to the boss tell all about his golf!"
day at 4 o'clock in 312 West Engi-
neering Bldg. (instead of Friday).
Professor Wojtaszak will continue
his talk on "Deformation of Plates
Graduate Students in Speech:
Qualifying examinations in Speech
in the following six fields: (1) Rhet-.
oric and Oratory. (2) Argumenta-
tion and Debate, (3) History of the
Theater. (4) Radio, (5) Speech Sci-
ence, (6) Practical Theater-will be
given Friday, August 14, at 2 p.m.
in room 4203 Angell Hall.
Doctorial Examination for Bun-
hiang Tamthai; field: Anatomy; the-
sis: "The Nuclear Pattern of the
INon-Tectal Portions of the Mink
Midbrain," will be held on Thurs-
day, August 13, in 3502 East Medical,
at 1:30 p.m. Chairman, E. C. Crosby.
By action of the Executive Board
the Chairman may invite members
of the faculties and advanced doc-
toral candidates to attend the ex-
amination and he may grant per-
mission to those who for sufficient
reason might wish to be present.
Doctoral Examination for Richard
Gildart Fowler: field: Physics; the-
sis: "A Study of the Mechanisms In-
volved in the Production of Radia-
tion in the Low Voltage Arc," will be
held on Friday, August 14, in East
Council, Rackham, at 3:00 p.m.
Chairman, Q. S. Duffendack.
By action of the Executive Board
the Chairman may invite members
of the faculties and advanced doc-
toral candidates to attend the ex-
amination and he may grant permis-
sion to those who for sufficient rea-
son might wish to be present.
Faculty, Summer Session, College
of Literature, Science and the Arts:
It is.requested by the Administrative
Board that all instructors who make
reports of Incomplete or Absent from
Examination on grade-report-sheets
give also information showing the
character of the part of the work
which has beenhcompleted. This may
be done by use of the symbols, I(A),
Students and Faculty, Summer
Session; College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts: The attention of
students and faculty is called to the
following regulation of the College:
It should be noted that a report of
X (absent from examination) does
not guarantee a make-up examina-
tion. An instructor must, in fairness
to those who take the final exami-
nation at the time announced for it,
give make-up examinations only to
students who have a legitimate rea-
son for absence.
The Slavic Society will meet to-
night at 8:30 in the International
Center. Program: Play readings;
music, refreshments. All members
urged to attend.
Professor Percival Price will pre-
sent another in the current series of
carillon recitals at 7:15 to 8:00 p.m.
tonight. The program will consist of
prelude 1, by Bach, Concerto by An-
Antonio Vivaldi, and Fantasie 5 for
carillon composed by Professor Price,
a group of folk songs and four Uni-
versity of Michigan songs.
Student Recital: Edgar Pickett, a
student in the School of Music un-
der Professor Brinkman, will present
a piano recital at 4:15 p.m. in the
Assembly Hall of the Rackham
Building. Compositions by Bach, Ra-
vel, Debussy and Beethoven will be
included in this recital, given in par-
tial fulfillment of the requirements
'. M. S. Pinafore, comic opera by
Gilbert and Sullivan, will be given
tonight at the Mendelssohn Theatre,
and will run through Saturday night,
with an additional performance on
Monday, August 17th. This produc-
tion will be staged by the Michigan
Repertory Players of the Department
of Speech in conjunction with the
School of Music and the University
Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are on
sale daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30
p.m. at the theatre box office..
Freshman and Sophomore 1bn
majoring in Chemistry andl Chemical
Iugnineering. Meeting of Chemistry
Club Thursday, August 13, at 7:30
p.m. in Room 303 Chemistry Build-
ng. Dr. H. H. Willard will speak
Imperialism in the Far East will
be the topic of a panel discussion
headed by Dean L. Woodburne to-
night at 7:5 in the Grand Rapids
room of the Michigan League. The
public is invited.
Elen Lambert, mezzo-soprano, will
sing German, French and English
songs at her recital at 8:30 p.m.
Friday, August 14, in the Assem-
bly Hall of the Rackham Building.
Miss Lambert is a student of Arthur
Hackett and is giving her recital in
partial fulfillment of the require-
nments for .the degree of Master of
Music. The program is open to the
Wesley Foundation: Reservations
for the picnic supper on the Island
at 6:30 Friday evening should be in
at the office (6881) by Thursday
night. If you cannot attend the sup-
per, drop in at 7:30h for baseball, or
at ?J:30 at the church for a party.
Ilepry Wenzel, violinist, will pre-
sent a recital in partial fulfillment
of the requirements for the degree
of Master of Music at 8:30 pm., Sat-
urday, August 15, in the Assembly
Hall of the Rackham Building. Mr.
Wenzel is head of the string and
wind instruments department at
Mary Hardin-Baylor College, Belton,
Tex., and a student under Professor
Wassily. esekirsky. His program, in-
cluding compositions by Bruch, de
Falla and Franck, will be open to
The Inter-Racial Association will
have a picnic at the Saline Valley
Farms next Sunday afternoon, Au-
gust 16th. All members and those
interested in the Association are cor-
dially invited to attend. We will
leave from the steps of the Rack-
ham Building at 4:00 p.m. Iced
drinks and ice cream will be sold at
the Farms, and there are facilities
for cooking. A small charge will be
made to cover transportation costs.
Reservations should be made by Fri-
day at the main desk of the Union,
the Social Director's office of the
League, or the Bulletin Boards of
the -Main Library, Lane Hall, and
The final vespers for the summer
will be the Choral Vespers at 8:30
p.m. Sunday evening, August 16, at
Hill Auditorium. The Summer Ses-
sion Chorus will sing "The Peaceable
Kingdom" by Randall Thompson,
and '.'Rejoice Beloved Christians" by
Dietrich Buxtehude. Professor May-
nard Klein will direct with Palmer
Christian at the organ. Public.
Protection within the gates. Prof.
0. W. Stephenson of the department
pf Social Studies in the University
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