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Demand for Food Price Ceiling
Is Heard by Decontrol Board


WASHINGTON, Aug. 15- P)-
The Decontrol Board closed out its
first public hearings tonight with de-
mands from CIO President Philip
Murray and Sen. Taylor (Dem.,
Idaho) for restorationofoprice ceil-
ings on food.
The two appeared after numerous
producer, processor and distributor
spokesmen had voiced insistent de-
Samuel Rich*
Places.First in
Speech Contest
Samuel Rich won first place in the
first summer session speech contest
which was held at 4 p.m. yesterday.
Rich, who is a sophomore from
Rockaway Park, New York, titled his
speech "We Know Not Why Nor
Where." The theme of the speech was
that death tomorrow would cause us
to get the most out of life today. He
suggested that more people live that
Richard Dabek, from Saginaw won
second place, which entitled him to
consider himself second best speaker
in all 31 and 32 classes for this sem-
ester. His speech was "A New Atomr-
ic Discovery" in which he discussed
the atomic energy project at Athens,
Others who participated in the
contest were George Faulder, whose
speech was "Fallacy of a Democratic
Army"; Jane Hoffman whose speech
was "The Tempo of the 'imes";
Harriet Ratner who called her speech
"The Visitor"; and Virgil Swearing-
en who spoke on "Justice Must Pre-
Judges were; Robert Starring from
Michigan State College; Fred S. Ro-
bie from West Virginia University;
and L. L. Oakey from Cedar Falls
Iowa, who are all graduate students
in the Department of Speech here.
The contest was attended by alum-
ni and speech teachers who are here
for the. conference and reunion
which began yesterday, and will con-
tinue through tomorrow.
Last League Dance
To Be Held Tonight
Tonight's dance from 9 p.m. to
midnight in the League, Ballroom
will mark the last of the series of
week-end dances sponsored by the
League this summer.
There will be no dance tomorrow,
owing to the approach of the exam-
ination period. The ballroom will re-
open for the first week-end of the
fall term, when the Campus Casbah
will take over.

mands for leaving the price regula-
tions off. The arguments of those
witnesses were that the controls are
not needed, that they would encour-
age black markets and discourage
Except for the names of the pro-
ductsf involved, the day's testirnfony
was a virtual repetition of what has
come out of the three previous days
of open hearings-diametrically op-
posite views from trade witnesses and
consumer and labor groups. In all,
the board heard nearly 100 witnesses.
As the board quit taking testimony
well past the dinner hour tonight,
Chairman Roy L. Thompson said the
three-member group will begin de-
liberations at once on the question
of allowing automatic restoration of
price lids on milk and dairy products,
meat and livestock products, grains,
cotton-seed and soybeans.
Unless the board steps in, Con-
gress provided that controls should
apply on all of these after Aug. 20-
next Tuesday.
Sen. Taylor told the board that
Congress had "passed the buck to
you" and if the members believe they
cannot halt inflation the "courage-
ous thing to do" would be to tell
President Truman about it and re-
sign. He appeared as a surprise wit-
ness at a night session after Thomp-
son opened the hearing to unsched-
uled testimony.
Murray urged the board to roll
back prices to the June 30 level and
use subsidies to try and keep prices
down. He said increases in food,
clothing and other living essentials
had eaten up all of the wage in-
creases granted labor this year.
Chao Predicts
New Language
A revolution in the written lang-
uage of China was recommended yes-
terday by Prof. E. R. Chao of the
Linguistic Institute.
Speaking at the weekly luncheon
conference of the Institute, Prof.
Chao predicted that eventually the
Chinese language will be alphabe-
tized, in spite of political, social and
economic obstacles.
Prof. Chao suggested that the writ-
ten language of China is so compli-
cated as to provide an almost insur-
mountable barrier to national liter-
acy which will have to be overcome
before national Chinese mass educa-
tion can begin.
"Until reforms are effected in the
written language," Prof. Chao ex-
plained, "China's progress in educat-
ing all -her people will be slow, even
though education is accepted as a
pre-requisite for social and political

On Television
To Be Given
Markham To Explain
Production of Shows
Production of television shows,
and an explanation of how television
works will be described in a sympo-
sium of the Speech Teachers, and
Alumni Conference that begins here
G. Emerson Markham, manager,
and Helen T. Rhodes, producer, at
station WRGB in Schenectady, New
York will describe television produc-
tion at 10 a.m. today in the Rack-
ham lecture hall.
In the second meeting of the con-
ference, H. Harlan Bloomer, director
of the University Speech Clinic will
discuss "Hearing Problems" at 1:30
p.m. today in the Lydia Mendelssohn
The television symposium will con-
tinue from 2 p.m. until 4, in the
Rackham Amphitheatre with G.
Emerson Markham., Helen T. Rhodes,
and Louis N. Holland speaking. Pro-
fessor Holland will describe "How
Television Works" illustrating his
lecture with slides.
A tea will then be held from 4 un-
til 5 p.m. in the Rackham Assembly
Hall for all members of the con-
The Bartered Bride, a Czechoslova-
kian Opera, produced by the Depart-
ment of Speech in conjunction with
the School of Music will begin at
8:30 p.m. in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Programs for tomorrow will in-
clude a Speech correction demonstra-
tion -to be given at 10 a.m. in the
Rackham Amphitheatre by Harlan
loomer, the staff and students at
the speech clinic.
A demonstration debate on the
National High School question con-
cerning socialized medicine will fol-
low at 11 a.m. in the Rackham Am-
A luncheon at 12:30 p.m. in the
League Ballroom will conclude' the
W. Norwood Brigance, chairman of
the Department of Speech at Wabash
College, and President of the Na-
tional Association of Teachers of
Speech will be speaker. Doctoral de-
grees will be awarded.
The public is invited to attend any
of the discussions.
Baptist Guild Party
The Baptist Guild will hold a gar-
den party at 8:30 p.m. today at 502
East Huron.
Badminton, ping-pong, croquet and
folk-dancing will highlight the party.
Refreshments will be served.
The party is open to all students
and their friends.




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P E T R 0 B I N *- Keith Scherer of Chicago shi
pet baby robin which flew into his home. The two b
friends after Keith fed it crumbs. He calls the bird

o H ! H E L L 0 ! - Adeline Potter seems surprised to see a
camera trained on her as she descends in a front dive and a half
twist into the pool at Medinah Country Club, Chicago.

NE W B E A C H F A D - The sun surrey, new beach fad, is tried out at Daytona Beach, Fla:
''Pedaled by both drivers, the surrey is equipped with a locker behind the seat and umbrella..-

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E N V O Y -- John Leighton,
Stuart (above), 70, Presbyterian
missionary, is the new U. S. am-
bassador to China.,

S P R I N C 0 F M 0 S E S - Camels drink from a stream at the Spring of Moses on the road
from Maan to Petra in the Trans-Jordan. here Moses struck a rock to bring forth water.

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