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SUNDAY. JULY 15. 194~
Food Subsidies May Be Gradually
Eliminated To Aid Reconversion'
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, July 14-The Administration is working on plans for
shifting $1,500,000,000 in food costs to consumer pocketbooks next year,
The objective is to ease adjustment of farm prices to postwar condi-
tions and. to reduce government expenditures.
The subsidies involved are largely those which the government estab-
lished to prevent increases in consumer ceiling prices on important food
In Speech I's
TOpic of Talk
Kurath Will Lecture t
To Linguistic Group
"The Study of Regional and Social
Differences in Speech" will be ther
subject discussed by Dr. Hans Ku-E
rath, professor of German in the
Linguistic Institute, Tuesday at 7l
p.m. EWT (6 p.m. CWT) in the
Rackham Amphitheatre, on the In-
stitute's series of introductory lec-I
tures on linguistic science.f
Director of Linguistic Atlas1
Professor Kurath, who is chairmant
of the Division of Modern Languages
at Brown University, has had the op-t
portunity to make extensive first-
hand investigation of his topic in the
course of his work as Director of the
Linguistic Atlas of the United States
and Canada, one part of which, the
Linguistic Atlas of New England, hasx
already been published under his edi-
The Institute's Wednesday eveningl
special lecture, at 7:30 p.m. EWT
(6:30 CWT) in the Rackham Amphi-I
theatre, will be given by Prof. Al-
brecht Goetze, Laffan Professor of2
Assyriology and Babylonian Litera-
ture at Yale University. He will speaka
on "The Linguistic Position of Ugar-r
atic, a newly-discovered Semitic.
Keniston To Lecturer
At the luncheon conference at 1r
p.m. EWT (noon CWT) Thursday inc
the ABC room of the League, Dean
Hayward Keniston will discuss thet
question, "Why Learn a Foreign-Lan-e
guage?" Before becoming dean ofa
the College of Literature, Science,t
and the Arts last spring, Dr.Kenis-
ton taught Romance. languages atn
Harvard, Cornell, and Chicago, and
from 1940 on was chairman of the
Romance languages department here.
The conference will be preceded by
luncheon at noon EWT (11 a.m.
CWT) in the League ballroom. 1
The Linguistic Institute's series of
lectures for the coming week will be
concluded by Prof. Franklin Edger-d
ton of Yale University, who is teach-b
ing Sanskrit in the Institute. He will 1
speak at 7 p.m. EWT (6 p.m. CWT)E
Thursday in the Rackham Amphi-7
theatre on "The Relationship of Lan-Z
War Workers Stay
On Strike in Detroitc
DETROIT, July 14 - (P) - Some N
4,000 .war workers remained idle at l
three plants today after a week of e
scattered strikes in the Detroit area.
Settlement of a three-day-old t
walkout at the Detroit Brass & Mall- a-
eable Works, however, will send 450 e
men back to the job Monday. c
items while at the same time pro-
viding greater incentive for farm
production, and the so-called "roll-
back" subsidies set up in 1943 when
prices of some foods were reduced
10 per cent.
Ceilings To Be Raised
The plan calls for increases in
ceiling prices of the affected foods
to replace the subsidies.
Secretary of Agriculture Anderson
is leading inter-agency discussions on
Elimination of the subsidies would
increase the nation's total food bill
about 5 per cent, agriculture depart-
ment economists estimate. Consum-
ers are buying food at the rate of
about $30,000,000,000 a year.
Meats, Dairy Products
Food items on which the govern-
ment is paying subsidies include
meats, butter, fluid milk and most
manufactured dairy products, flour
and indirectly, bread and bakery
products, canned fruits and vege-
tables, sugar, dry beans, peanut but-
ter, lard and soybean products.
Supporting the subsidy abandon-
ment idea are several major farm
organizations and a strong bloc in
Back of the pressure to wipe out
the subsidies is concern over postwar
agricultural prices. Anderson and
many farmers expect farm prices to
go down after the abnormal war
market fades. They also expect a
public demand for curtailment in
Anderson believes the effects on
agriculture will be less harmful if
the subsidies are removed while prices
are high and the demand is good
rather than later when prices have
One of the principal objections
raised against subsidies is that they
put the government in the position
of paying a part of the food bill of
poor and rich alike at a time when
there is an excess of purchasing pow-
er over the supply of civilian goods
available at ceiling prices. Much of
this extra buying subsidy opponents
sayk is being used td support black
The twelfth in a series of pre-in-
ductiontmeetings conducted monthly
by the Ann Arbor Office of Civilian
Defense and the Selective Service
Boards will be held on Tuesday at
7:30 p.m. EWT (6:30 p.m. CWT)
T~uesday in the Armory.
These meetings are held for the
purpose of helping men who, are
called for service, to answer the many
questions which come to them con-
cerning personal and family prob-
eni. Representatives of the Army,
Navy, American Red Cross; and Se-
ective Service Boards will be pres-
ent to give assistance.
Karl Karsian, Acting Counselor for
he Ann Arbor Veterans Information
and Counseling Center, will be pres-
ent and will discuss briefly the work
of the overseas Red Cross.
To Begin in
Battle Creek Court
To Hear Testimony
By The Associated Press
BATTLE CREEK, Mich., July 14-
With more than the usual drama-
tics of a sensational criminal trial
in the offing, the trial of four men
accused of plotting the murder of
Senator Warren G. Hooper of Albion
is scheduled to open in the Calhoun
County Circuit Court here tomorrow.
Since an unidentified assassin
fired three bullets into Hooper's
head on a lonely stretch of Jack-
son County road last January 11,
the Hooper murder case has been
the biggest political murder in
Now, the state seeks to make four
Detroit hoodlums pay a maximum
penalty of five years in prison on
the theory that they arranged the
murder for a price. There have been
official hints that prominent, weal-
thy men wanted Hooper dead to seal
off testimony Hooper had given to the
Carr Grand Jury in Ingham County
investigating graft in state govern-
The four are Harry Fleisher, de-
scribed by state police as a one-time
head of the notorious prohibition
era Purple Gang; Sam Fleisher,
Harry's younger brother; Myron
(Mike) Selik, reported by police to
have been a purple gangster, and,
Pete Mahoney, reputedly a small
Kim Sigler, the dramatic and color-
ful special prosecutor of the Carr
grand jury, already has unfolded, in
the preliminary examination of the
quartette ,a sordid and bizarre story
that the four coldly planned the
murder, letting neither fear of the
consequences or repeated interrup-
tions deter their plans.
Two Yanks Commuted
To Life Imprisonment
CHUNGKING, July 14 -(1)--Lt.
Gen. Albert C. Wedemeyer today
commuted to life imprisonment the
death sentences of two American
privates accused of killing a 71-year-
old Chinese woman in a dispute over
a water buffalo.
The entire case will be reviewed by
the Judge Advocate General's Review
POTSDAM, July 14-
strewn with the wreckage of the German army are Versailles of 1919 and
Tehran of 1943 rolled into one, with agonized Europe and Asia alike looking
to it for help.
With Europe's chaotic peace and Asia's still fiercely-raging warfare
inextricably linked, it is obvious that the Soviet Union now stands toward
Japan in many respects similar to the, * * *
way the United States stood toward
Germany in the months preceding
That is why the most important
news of all may not be known about
the Potsdamn Conference for a con-
siderable time to come.
"Big Three" Arrive Division of European
President Truman was scheduled Power To Be Decided
to land at Antwerp tomorrow from
the cruiser Augusta and to proceed By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER
here by plane. Prime Minister Chur- WASHINGTON, July 14 - (R) -
chill was to end his vacation at Hen- Whether the affairs of Europe are to
daye in France over the week-end.Wb ertedabyoeoeae o
Generalis-imo Stalin suspended his be dominated by one power alone or
series of talks with Chinese Premier by all the nations under joit big
T. V. Soong at Moscow and prepared power leadership is a prime question
to leave for the meeting. -confronting the Big Three Confer-
to laveforthe eetngence.
This summer resort area, once pop- Itis considered here as a matter
ular with Nazi stars of the stage and President Truman, Prime Minister
screen, has been almost completely Churchill and Premier Stalin must
depopulated of Germans to furnish take up at their Potsdam meeting if
the security esential for the Big they are to do anything about estab-
Three. lishing a firm basis for peace on the
Stalin is making his second trip continent.
outside the Soviet Union in order to xt is the same question for which
meet with Truman and Churchill, but President Roosevelt sgught an
as at Tehran he will stay on soil answer at Yalta early this year.
occupied by the Red Army. Mr. Truman probably will try to
Meet in Soviet Zone win concessions from Premier Sta-
The American and British groups lin with respect to political and eco-
are housed in little territorial islands nomic developments in eastern and
well within the Soviet Zone in Great- southeastern Europe where Russia so
er Berlin. Traffic on the broad as- far has exercised absolute control
phalt highway to Potsdam is a cos- despite the agreement reached at
mopolitan collection of "high brass" Yalta for Big Three cooperation
from Moscow, London and Washing- when necessary.
ton. In actual practice the Yalta
Several thousand elite green- agreement has been used only in
capped Soviet frontier guardsmen the case of Poland. And in that
compose the force chiefly responsible situation, direct negotiation be-
for policing the "Potsdam Confer- tween President. Truman and Pre-
ence, and they are strictly business. mier Stalin was necessary.
If you do not have exactly the right Coincident with those discussions
pass - you don't take a step forward the Big Three are expected to con-
and live. sider development of Germany as a
All Alliedsoldiers on sentry duty military base from which to police
except those in armored vehicles have Europe. Such a plan would mean
rifles with bayonets fixed and pre- from a practical standpoint that the
sent arms at the slightest hint of an Allied occupation forces in Germany
ofifcer approaching. Soviet guards- would be kept in readiness to put
men are distributed every 20 feet down trouble elsewhere when neces-
along the roads and byways. sary.
Potsdam Prepares For
A Hied Leaders 'Meeting
Big Three To Consider Momentous Problems;
Russia's Policy Towards Japan Poses Issue
By DANIEL DELUCE
(/P)-Here in an idyllic woodland setting still
A CREWMAN of a damaged PBY which attempted to aid a downed
Superfortress in the Pacific, leaps to the deck of an American subma-
rine that came to the rescue of the stricken aircraft.
EDUCATION SCHOOL NEWS
The following are the lectures to be
given this week at 3:05 p. m. EWT
(2:05 p. m. CWT) in the University
High School auditorium: "Admini-
strative Responsibilities for Curricu-
lum Revision" by Mark W. Bills,
Lecturer in Education, Monday; "Dis-
cipline? Why and How?" by Prof.
O. W. Stephenson, Tuesday; "Visual
Education in the School of Tomor-
row" by F. D. McClusky, Director
of the Scarborough School, Wednes-
day; "Shifting Emphasis in Educa-
tion" by Prof. Francis D. Curtis,
Bus. Ad. Holds
A series of radio broadcasts on
business practices and economic
problems is being sponsored by the
School of Business Administration
at 11:30 p. m. EWT (10:30 p. m.
CWT) every Thursday over WJR,
Prof. R. L. Dixon announced yester-
The speakers, members of the busi-
ness administration faculty, will dis-
cuss such questions as finance, distri-
bution, full employment, manage-
ment-labor relations and advertising.
Prof. E. H. Gault will speak on
"Does Distribution Cost Too Much?"
on July 19. Other talks will be "Cur-
rent Economic Fallacies," Prof. W.
A. Paton, July 20, "The Financial
Status of Your Local Government,
Prof. L. L. Laing, Aug. 2; "Looking
at Management-Labor Relations,"
Prof. J. W. Riegel, Aug. 9; The same
topic will be discussed by Prof. Rie-
gel on Aug. 16.
"Know-How in American Indu-
stry," will be the subject of a talk
by Prof. C. L. Jamison- on Aug. 23;
"Some Mistaken Notions about the
Cost of Living," Prof. O. W. Plackett,
Aug. 30; "Training Men and Women
for Business," Prof. R. A. Stevenson,
Sept. 6; "Does Advertising Serve the
Consumer," Prof. C. N. Davisson,
Sept. 13 and "The Problem of Full
Employment in a Free Society,"
Prof. C. E. Griffin, Sept. 20. Prof.
Griffin will discuss the same topic
on Sept. 27.
Thursday; "The University High
School Program of Citizenship Edu-
cation" by Prof. John M. Trytten,
An exhibit relating to materials for
the teaching of English will be on
display in the University High School
library this week with Miss C. Irene
Hayner in charge.
* * *
The Administrative Committee of
the School of Education has approved
a plan providing for the appraisal of
courses by students. An appraisal
card will. be provided students for
each of their courses. The appraisal
will be carried on at the time of the
Members of all chapters of Phi
Delta Kapparare cordially invited to
attend the regular meeting at 6:30
p. m. EWT (5:30 p. m. CWT) in the
Union. The groups will meet at the
Union desk and go through the cafe-
teria line and on to the faculty din-
ing room. After dinner Dr. Bonner
Crawford of the Department of Adult
Education will address the group on
the subject, "The Effect of Interest
on Success in Learning," and this
will be followed by a period of dis-
cussion and questions.
*I * *
Education students are invited to
attend the Frolic beginning at 7:30
p. m. EWT (6:30 p. m. CWT) Wed-
nesday in the Women's Athletic
Building. The party is sponsored
jointly by the Men's and Women's
Young Boy Thinks Fun
House Is House of Horror
MUSKEGON, July 14-(/P)-Believe
it or not, eighi-year-old Bernard De-
Weise, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester
DeWeise, says it's no fun going
through a carnival funhouse. For
in making a hasty exit Friday night
Bernard crashed into a plate glass
mirror, cut off the tip end of his
nose, slashed his forehead and cut
one of his legs. He was still in a
serious mood about it all when dis-
charged from Hackley Hospital after
first aid treatment.
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Polonia Elects Officers...
AEdward Mazurkiewicz has been
elected president of the University
Polonia Club, it was announced yes-
Other new officers include: Leon-
ard Budzen, vice-president; Stepha-
nie Albrecht, secretary; and Henry
The club meets at 7:30 p. m. EWT
every Tuesday at the International
Center and extends an invitation to
all summer school students of Pol-
ish descent interested in the club's
educational, cultural, and social ac-
* * *
Symposium To Be Held.
The Department of Speech will
hold a graduate symposium on
Speech Science at 4 p. m. EWT (3
p. m. CWT) tomorrow in the West
Conference Room of the Rackham
Building, it was announced by Prof.
G. E. Densmore, chairman of the de-
* * *
Try-Out for IFC Begins.. .
A meeting of all those interested in
becoming try-outs on the Interfra-
ternity Council will be held at 3 p.m.
EWT (2 p. m. CWT) Monday in the
IFC office at the Union,
OPENING WEDNESDAY NIGHT
THE DEPARTMENT OF SPEECH' PRESENTS
THE MICHIGAN REPERTORY PLAYERS
in the Funniest College Comedy since '"Charley's Aant"
"The Male Animal"
By JAMES THURBER and ELLIOTT NUGENT
WEDNESDAY through SATURDAY 8:30 P.M.
Tickets $1.02, 78c, 54c (tax included)
Lydia MENDELSSOHN Theatre
SGet Ahold of that Chick
the EASY way .. .
"SON OF LASSIE~
and N EWS
AROUND THE CLOCK WITH WPAG
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ROOM AND BOARD
ROOM AND BOARD for summer ses-
sion available immediately for one
girl. Two blocks from campus. Call
2-4516. Ask for housemother.
GIRLS ATTENDING SUMMER SES-
SION! Would you like an excellent
dinner? Chicken every. Sunday and
other delicious meals throughout
the week. Our dining room is
open to you. Also rooms and board.
800 Oxford Road. Phone 7992.
WANTED: Snipe sail boat. Write to
Randa T. Allen, Portage Lake, east
side, Pinckney, Mich.
SUN., JULY 15, 1945
Eastern War Time
9 :30-Ava Maria Hour.
11:05-Grace Bible Fellow-
12':30-Music & Verse.
1:55-Baseball (Det. at N.
6:15-The Bible Hour.
7:25-Band of the Week.
7:30-Music for Sunday.
9:05-Milt Herth Trio,
Charming white and pastel sets
to include larae and small towels
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