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Record Volume of Goods
Expected in Six Months

WASHINGTON, July 30 - (P) - A
"record volume" of goods may flow
to consumers in the next six months,
Civilian Production Administrator
John D. Small forecast tonight on the
strength of rapid recovery in steel
and coal.
Factory output hit a new postwar
peak in June, Small revealed in his
quarterly report. It toppled pre-war
,monthly records in washing ma-
chines, vacuum cleaners, gas ranges,
electric irons and table model radios.
Slumps Noted in June
Some slumps were noted, but not
enough to offset the general rise.
Autos dropped 11 per cent in June
from May but rose again in July;
farm equipment and tires also de-
clined in June, by three and 10 per
cent respectively.
"Additional production gains were
registered in July in spite of un-
certainties concerning price controls
and the adverse effects on production
resulting from holidays and vacation
periods," the CPA administrator said.
One warning note was sounded: it
is probable that a "serious shortage
'ALAS!'
Stein's Work
Arouses Varied
Faculty Views
By NATALIE BAGROW
Either the works of the late Ger-
trude Stein are enjoying "a mere
fad" or her influence will be felt
for many years in both literary and
artistic circles, according to opin-
ions expressed yesterday by three
members of the faculty of the Eng-
lish department.
Several members of the depart-
ment declined comment on the famed
writer on the grounds that they were
either "uninterested" or "incompe-
terit."
'Stream of Consciousness'
"I think that Gertrude Stein was
right in saying that there was no
mental activity required to under-
stand and appreciate the style of
writing known as 'stream of con-
sciousness'," Prof. Bennett Weaver
said. He was of the opinion that her
writings "caught on because of their
curiousness and her skillful pulicity
campaigns" but that in a short time
"no one will pay any attention to'her
work."
Prof. Roy W. Cowden said he
thought that Gertrude Stein might
become an even greater influence as
a personality than r s a writer, since
she was so much' interested in all
forms of art." He recalled his con-
versation with Miss Stein several
years ago when she was in Ann Ar-
bor on a lecture tour. She spoke fa-
vorably of Avery Hopwood, he said,
since she considered him "one of the
most interesting and promising
Americans" who had visited her place
in Paris.
Sincere Approach to Public
"I do not think," Prof. Cowden
declared, "that Gertrude Stein ap-
proached her public with her tongue
in her cheek. She was more sincere
than that."1
A directly opposite stand was tak-
en by Prof. Amos R. Morris, who
said that the attention which she
attracted by her "frivolous notion of
style ought never to have happened
in an intelligent society."
"Gertrude Stein's claim to glory,
if any," he said," was that she was
able to fool a whole generation of
people who pretended to be interested
in literature as art. She demonstrated
that in literature, too, Barnum was
right."

of labor is developing" which may
prove to be "an important limiting
factor in production by the end of
the year."
Business Prospects
"The prospects are that business
will, first, have to recruit back into
the labor force large numbers of
those who have left it since V-J Day,
and second, require that large
amounts of overtime be worked if
production schedules are to be met,"
the CPA chief predicted.
Despite the fact that 10,000,000
veterans and 50,000,000 war workers
have been discharged into the labor
market in the last 12 months, the in-
dustrial demand for workers has been
so great that unemployment has risen
only 1,600,000 and "still may be con-
sidered remarkably low," Small said.
Small took sharp issue with organ-
ized business groups which contend
that removal or relaxation of price
controls will bring a spurt of goods
to remedy consumer shortages.
No Flood of Goods Expected
"Rising prices cannot be expected
to bring a flood of goods into the
market," Small declared. "The econ-
omy is too close to full production to
allow a significant overall increase
in output except through increased
man-hour productivity."
Unless industry and labor learn
how to boost productivity without
increasing the cost of each item
made, "Prices will rise further," he
predicted. If manufacturers try to
outstrip competitors by outbidding
them for labor and materials, the
result will be less production, in-
creased costs and higher selling
prices, he said.
"Both labor and management," he
added, "must attempt to arrive at an
equitable distribution of earnings for
something like six months of full
production until a flood of goods sat-
isfies the demands of the country."
Building Materials Trend
A steady trend in building mater-
ials, especially lumber, was shown
in June. Brick and insulating board
production mounted to new postwar
highs.
The lumber shortage still 'is severe
enough, however, to hold down house-
hold furniture output, with produc-
tion well below the 1941 level.
The volume of new construction
rose 11 per cent in June, to $921,000,-
000. But Small noted that the rate
of housing construction leveled off
from earlier months, gaining only
10 per cent as against 24 per cent in
May.
Bills Pictures Duties
Of Schools to Public
Interpretation of education to the
public was described yesterday as a
mandatory responsibility of the
schools by Mark W. Bills.
Bills, who is the Flint school sup-
erintendent, spoke yesterday to the
students in the School of Education,
where he is a visiting instructor this
summer.
"Anything less than a presentation
of the facts in a continuou pro-
gram," he declared, "weakens the
partnership between school and
home which is unique in American
education."

highlights
On Campus
Linguistic Institute ..
Douglas Rae Taylor will be the
principal speaker at the luncheon
conference of the Linguistic Insti-
tute at 1 p.m. tomorrow in the Mich-
igan Union.
Taylor, who spent nine years on
the West Indies island of Dominica.
will discuss the Creole language as
it is spoken there. He has made a
special study of the remnants of the
Carib Indian tribe, once a distinct
racial group but having since ming-
led with other races until there re-
main less than 300 still following
tribal life in Dominica.
Creole, Taylor has explained, is a
patois based on French, but having
many different forms in the West
Indies, Central America and in the
United States.
* * *
Education Club Meets .. .
The Men's Education Club will
meet at 7:15 p.m. today in the
Union.
Dr. J. Harold Ennis, professor of
social sciences at Cornell Col-
lege, Mt. Vernon, Iowa, will speak
on the "Unhappy Triangle-Man-
agement, Labor and the Public."
Dr. Ennis was a member of the
War Labor Board during the war
and is a private arbitrator at pre-
sent.
* * *
Russian Club Picnic .. .
Today is the last day on which
reservations may be made for the
Rusian Club picnics to be held at 4
p.m. Saturday at Riverside Park.
All students interested in attend-
'ing the picnic may make reservations
by calling either Violet Misekow or
Marcia Bry at 8598.
A baseball game and group sing-
ing are planned for all the Russian
Club members and their friends who
attend the picnic.
* * *
Lewis To Lecture .. .
Prof. Howard B. Lewis, director
of the College of Pharmacy, will
speak on "Nutrition" at 4:10 p.m.
tomorrow in Rackham Amphi-
theatre.
Prof. Nida Will Speak...
Prof. Eugene A. Nida, linguistics
instructor at the Summer Institute
of Linguistics at the University of
Oklahoma, will speak on "Systems
of Formal Syntactic Structure" at
7:30 p.m. tonight in the Rackham
Amphitheatre.
Prof. Nida, whose talk is the fourth
in the series of Wednesday evening
lectures sponsoredtby the University
Linguistics Institute, is the author of
a book on "Morphology: The Des-
criptive Analysis of Words" released
Friday by the University Press.
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T H E T H R OQN E H A L L--The throne hall in Bangkok,
Siam, is visited each day for 100 days by the present King
Phumiphon Aduldet until the cremation of his late brother, King
Ananda Mahidol, who died from a gunshot wound.

MAKE T H ElIRS VAN I L L A-...A Navajo mother
and her apple-cheeked baby enjoy their ice -cream cones during
a recent all-Indian pow-wow in Flagstaff, Ariz., which brought
northern tribes together and attracted many tourists.,--

TR0PHYsam Snead of
Hot Springs, Va., the firstU.S.
golfer to win the British open
tournament in 13 years, displays
they championship trophy after
S .-his return home.

TEMPLE O F E M E R A L D B U.D D H A-The temple of the emerald buddha is"one of
the show places in Bangkok, Siam. And said to be valued at seventy' million American dollars.

VETERANS'
NOTES

The Veterans' Administration is
urging all veterans to continue to re-
mit their National Service Life In-
surance premiums promptly regard-
less of whether they receive their re-
ceipts promptly.
NSLI files for the Michigan area
are being transferred to the Colum-
bus, Ohio office on October 5 in an
effort to relieve the overburdened
New York office. In the meantime,
however, the VA says to send prem-
iums to the New York Collections
Subdivision and the cancelled check
or money otder stub will be a suffi-
cient receipt.
While in the service all veterans
should have received a certificate of
insurability when they subscribed to
National Service Life Insurance, ac-
cording to the VA. Actual policies
are yet to be issued but the veteran
can apply for the temporarycertifi-
cate when he mails his next premium
to the New York Office.
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A T E A S E- Lynn Walker,
(top), Chicago, and Mary Ellen
Gleason, Hollywood, relax on
Atlantic City's steel pier.'° -

C 0 M P Q S I T E P I N U P-Hollywood actresses pose for a composite sketch by Merlin; the
artist. L. to r.: Martha Montgomery (legs), Karen X. Gaylord (torso). Virginia Belmont (head).

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